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Title: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 07, 2013, 01:38:26 AM
I feel like a topic like this is long, long overdue (and I've been meaning to make it for like a year now).  It's clear we're more than just RPG gamers, but sometimes it's hard to initiate topics for "small news" between all sorts of game genres and platforms.  So POST away!  I guess this is kinda like the "Today's News" topic but for gaymz.

So yay!  We got VGX tomorrow, maybe we'll see/hear cool stuff there.

But also want to share this:
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/06/let-love-bloom-within-indie-kickstarter/
This looks amazing and like a bit of a throwback to those sort of those large-sprited 2D games you'd see (I like calling them "HD-2D") like Elemental Gimmick Gear....but with quite the artistic imagination.  I'm sad it didn't hit its first round of goals because this looks fantastic (especially compared to the gold-striking "Soul Saga" whose creative reservoir is about as deep as a puddle and soaked in Final Fantasy "inspiration").
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 07, 2013, 02:15:17 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/06/granblue-fantasy-worked-ffvi-art-director-month/

This got posted as well and it looks trad RPG enough despite it being a smartphone game.

Also that dragon sure looks like Bahamut.


Also also, the only reason why I'm bothering with today's VGX is because Nintendo's going to be there and I feel they're going to actually announce something. The rest of the show though can go shill up a rope.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 07, 2013, 06:36:56 PM
Fuck you Cranky Kong

(http://i.imgur.com/4FF9xvZ.gif)

(http://moarpowah.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Hype-Train-TRAVIS-1.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on December 07, 2013, 06:40:46 PM
I can't believe my twitter feed right now. People actually thought Nintendo was going to announce a new title? At VGX instead of on Nintendo Direct? Not watching VGX but from what I hear about Cranky Kong gameplay, I'm actually less interested in Tropical Freeze than I was originally. So, good job Nintendo?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 07, 2013, 06:45:27 PM
I'm watching VGX and taking notes for "How NOT to make jokes".  Because holy ass, it's so so so bad.

I think even the interviewers were underwhelmed since they were also asking for more.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: unsmashable_pumpkin on December 07, 2013, 07:19:17 PM
I'm watching VGX and taking notes for "How NOT to make jokes".  Because holy ass, it's so so so bad.

I think even the interviewers were underwhelmed since they were also asking for more.

Female orgasms and testicle jokes. Yeah. the cringe-levels are high. Why is this 3 hours.
Mega 64 best bit so far.
And Elijah Wood is cute, i guess.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 07, 2013, 07:25:22 PM
I'm watching VGX and taking notes for "How NOT to make jokes".  Because holy ass, it's so so so bad.

I think even the interviewers were underwhelmed since they were also asking for more.

Female orgasms and testicle jokes. Yeah. the cringe-levels are high. Why is this 3 hours.
Mega 64 best bit so far.
And Elijah Wood is cute, i guess.

I actually didn't hear about Broken Age till right now and I was completely hooked.  My eyes were wide, but then I'd throw up in my mouth a bit with the garbage coming out of McHale's mouth.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 07, 2013, 07:28:01 PM
I can't believe my twitter feed right now. People actually thought Nintendo was going to announce a new title? At VGX instead of on Nintendo Direct? Not watching VGX but from what I hear about Cranky Kong gameplay, I'm actually less interested in Tropical Freeze than I was originally. So, good job Nintendo?

Lol. Expecting anything outside of the western gaming industry circlejerking and shilling itself out to Lamer Fule Doritos and Mountain Dew (or whatever the fuck they're calling it now) from the VGAX is like expecting your Christmas to go exactly like one of those shitty ABCFamily channel original Christmas specials (you know, the ones featuring bottomed out wrestling stars and Seventeen magazine covergirls).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: unsmashable_pumpkin on December 07, 2013, 07:32:13 PM
I'm watching VGX and taking notes for "How NOT to make jokes".  Because holy ass, it's so so so bad.

I think even the interviewers were underwhelmed since they were also asking for more.

Female orgasms and testicle jokes. Yeah. the cringe-levels are high. Why is this 3 hours.
Mega 64 best bit so far.
And Elijah Wood is cute, i guess.

I actually didn't hear about Broken Age till right now and I was completely hooked.  My eyes were wide, but then I'd throw up in my mouth a bit with the garbage coming out of McHale's mouth.

Yep, It's very pretty-looking.
To be fair, the quantum break (pre-ipad -sland-simulation) was interesting, and I am still waiting for the witcher 3 section, which should be delicious.
But the jokes are so bad I wish they would just stop trying. Like... just act normal or something.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on December 07, 2013, 07:45:11 PM
I'm not entirely sure what No Man's Sky is, but it's easily the coolest-looking thing they've shown at this event so far...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 07, 2013, 07:55:26 PM
I'm not entirely sure what No Man's Sky is, but it's easily the coolest-looking thing they've shown at this event so far...

Dammit!  I missed it because I was getting dryer sheets and frozen yogurt
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 07, 2013, 07:57:35 PM
And for FYI purposes, Ni no Kuni won it for VGX's RPG of the year, beating out FFXIV and two Nintendo games that realistically had no chance of winning (because Pokemon is for babbees and what the fuck is a Fire Emblem). I'm honestly kinda surprised FFXIV didn't win this one, but I suspect that Ni no Kuni only won it for being the hipster choice (well that, and being the only game on that list released for a console and is not an MMO).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 07, 2013, 07:59:15 PM
(http://memecrunch.com/image/523b35861605fb34d2000026.jpg?w=400)

I found Ni no Kuni a B-grade game if not for the big names behind it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 07, 2013, 08:02:17 PM
To be fair, if there had been even one WRPG on that list, it would have singlehandedly smoked the rest of that list combined (even if it had been as unplayable as Dragon Age 2).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 11, 2013, 05:20:07 PM
Fallout 4 a-go.  BOSTON!

(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/1993go0gwwqn8png/ku-xlarge.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on December 11, 2013, 07:31:54 PM
I hope the rumors are real, it'd be cool to finally have a Fallout take place where I'm from. (You just know that Salem is going to be in it with some witch-based quest line)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 12, 2013, 07:41:06 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/12/yumis-odd-odyssey-farewell-umihara-kawase-reaches-north-america-january/

Instead of bumping that one topic I created for this game in the Misc. Games board that has all of one post beyond my own OP, I'll leave this here instead.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Desert Walker on December 26, 2013, 01:17:01 PM
http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/26/5245136/growing-up-gamer-should-your-child-play-classic-games

This fits...sort of. >_>
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yoda on December 27, 2013, 03:01:09 AM
I hate the idea of making your kid play older games. When I was a kid and someone tried to get me play an Atari or etc I realized that it sucked and I could be playing NES. Games are meant to be fun, not history lessons.

But I'll probably never have kids so the matter at hand an my opinion of it is moot.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Monsoon on December 27, 2013, 06:48:09 AM
I hope the rumors are real, it'd be cool to finally have a Fallout take place where I'm from. (You just know that Salem is going to be in it with some witch-based quest line)
I live just outside DC, so checking out familiar spots in Fallout 3 was surreal.  Especially the Metro.  And I'm pretty sure they made my hometown into a hideout for cannibals....
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on December 27, 2013, 08:18:54 AM
I hate the idea of making your kid play older games. When I was a kid and someone tried to get me play an Atari or etc I realized that it sucked and I could be playing NES. Games are meant to be fun, not history lessons.

But I'll probably never have kids so the matter at hand an my opinion of it is moot.
To be fair there are old games that are enjoyable. So I can totally see introducing your kids to gaming first through good old games. Hell I first became obsessed with gaming due to playing the NES at my aunt and uncle's place the year the N64 came out.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on January 17, 2014, 12:37:04 PM
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-17/nintendo-forecasts-net-loss-on-stagnating-sales-of-wii-u-games.html

Quote
Nintendo previously projected a profit of 55 billion yen in the fiscal year ending March as it counted on Christmas shoppers to revive sales of the Wii U console featuring games with iconic characters Mario and Zelda. The company cut forecasts for Wii U console sales to 2.8 million units from 9 million and for Wii U game sales to 19 million units from 38 million.

Ouch.

So Nintendo really took a blow.  Maybe not with the 3DS, but it still wasn't enough (certainly the Wii U is making them bleed money).

Will Nintendo change?  Will we see some big (hopefully not rushed) WiiU titled to compensate?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on January 17, 2014, 12:42:50 PM
The WiiU will sell just fine, but it's going to be a slow crawl for folkls to adapt. All those non-gamers Nintendo attracted with the Wii are now being introduced to the idea of upgrading their console and it's a tough sell for a lot of them. (Of course, it doesn't help that whoever is in charge of naming their products is intentionally trying to troll Nintendo and confuse consumers)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on January 17, 2014, 02:54:17 PM
I wasn't expecting the PS4/XBoxOne launches to steal that much thunder from the Wii U.

Although it doesn't help that instead of bringing up the incoming games that had interested gamers like X, Bayonetta 2, SMTxFE, and SSB4 during the season they focused on DK:Tropical Freeze and a few other miscellaneous games instead. Plus their only releases during the season were A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario World 3D both of which have been having issues with their franchises lately.


Anyways, http://gematsu.com/2014/01/deception-iv-blood-ties-release-date-announced. A western release date for this got announced.

Also, http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/09/incredible-nintendo-3ds-app-lets-users-create-comics/, is a thing that exists. And for those who are interested, http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/10/comic-studio-nintendo-3ds-will-released-west/.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on January 17, 2014, 04:22:30 PM
Also, http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/09/incredible-nintendo-3ds-app-lets-users-create-comics/, is a thing that exists. And for those who are interested, http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/10/comic-studio-nintendo-3ds-will-released-west/.

I know some guys who are gonna love this!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Andrew on January 17, 2014, 04:28:31 PM
The WiiU will sell just fine, but it's going to be a slow crawl for folkls to adapt. All those non-gamers Nintendo attracted with the Wii are now being introduced to the idea of upgrading their console and it's a tough sell for a lot of them. (Of course, it doesn't help that whoever is in charge of naming their products is intentionally trying to troll Nintendo and confuse consumers)

Yeah, having worked gaming retail in the past, I do not understand why they would name their different generation consoles with almost identical names. Bloody confusing.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aurian on January 17, 2014, 05:41:03 PM
The WiiU needs more third party RPGs before I even THINK about buying one. Monolith's "X" might get me to get one if it is anywhere as awesome as Xenoblade.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on January 17, 2014, 06:40:25 PM
I've thought about getting a Wii U...but part of that is because I never got a Wii so I could try out some of the Wii games I missed too.  Based on the Wii U's library alone...yeah, no way.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on January 20, 2014, 05:59:59 PM
Official proof there is such a thing as a Microsoft shill

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/01/stealth-marketing-microsoft-paying-youtubers-for-xbox-one-mentions/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on January 20, 2014, 09:34:06 PM
Oh dear....  "How to Kill Your Career over Social media"
This is pretty gross...

Quote
Kotaku has learned that the journalist involved in this conversation was Josh Mattingly, the founder and CEO of the indie gaming website IndieStatik. P

When reached on the phone by Kotaku, Mattingly said he planned to apologize, and took to his blog, where he wrote an apology this evening. "There has been a recent situation that I regretfully put myself into involving a woman who I consider a friend in the industry," he wrote. "I want to take a moment to sincerely apologize for the way I acted and the words that were exchanged."P
source (http://kotaku.com/reporter-apologizes-for-crude-sexual-comments-to-female-1505393796)

(http://i.imgur.com/kQ6XlXZ.png)

Bang bang.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on January 20, 2014, 09:55:07 PM
Ah, that's what everyone was talking about so mysteriously. I don't know what disgusts me more, the guy's behavior, or the fact that this mystery woman just kept going like this is a common conversation.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on January 20, 2014, 10:04:57 PM
Ah, that's what everyone was talking about so mysteriously. I don't know what disgusts me more, the guy's behavior, or the fact that this mystery woman just kept going like this is a common conversation.

(dammit! I got page'd! haha)

I think it's more "changing the subject".  What do you really say to that as a professional besides hope it IS just drunken banter.  This looks a lot like it was about "work", so I'd say he was being extremely unprofessional while she watched him tightening his own noose.

The time stamps are pretty screwy too.  I wonder if at 6am he realized he 'dun fuck'd up good.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on January 21, 2014, 06:56:19 AM
The time stamps are pretty screwy too.  I wonder if at 6am he realized he 'dun fuck'd up good.
That would require him to make that realization over the course of minute after not realizing how badly he screwed up over the course of 8 hours. Although I suppose he might have realized he screwed up after waking up and then decided, "If I'm going to fuck up, then I am going to fuck up royally." Kind of a stupid attitude, but I guess it is possible.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on January 22, 2014, 01:35:59 AM
To be fair, we all do stupid things online at 6AM.

Well, I don't. I just go to Panera Bread, which is the stupidest thing of all to do at 6AM. Or any time, really.

... I used to eat their like every day :(

...... I think I'll go cry myself to sleep.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on January 22, 2014, 07:13:39 AM
To be fair, we all do stupid things online at 6AM.

Well, I don't. I just go to Panera Bread, which is the stupidest thing of all to do at 6AM. Or any time, really.

... I used to eat their like every day :(

...... I think I'll go cry myself to sleep.
*checks clock to see it is 6 AM* So posting on RPG Fans is stupid? Huh good to know. :p
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on January 24, 2014, 04:41:02 PM
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/131637-Candy-Crush-Studio-Denies-Cloning-Games-Pulls-Cloned-Game (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/131637-Candy-Crush-Studio-Denies-Cloning-Games-Pulls-Cloned-Game)

(http://oi34.tinypic.com/11v2n8l.jpg)

That .gif is so overused, but it's so appropriate for this saga at this point.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Darilon on January 28, 2014, 06:38:32 PM
Monster Hunter 4 coming to the west (http://monster-hunter-4-ultimate-coming-to-nintendo-3ds-in-early-2015)

Never actually played one before but it seems really fun. It also has wifi multiplayer unlike the current MH 3DS game.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on January 29, 2014, 09:45:38 PM
^ Indeed, I'm curious in this series now.  I was too late on 3, so...
Might be fun :D

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/29/nintendo-ds-titles-coming-wii-u-virtual-console/
Wow.  An interesting start to turning things around
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 30, 2014, 01:07:54 AM
I read recently about possible  PS4 emulation of PS1 and 2 software in the works. I'm sold on that..
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on January 30, 2014, 02:37:27 AM
^ Indeed, I'm curious in this series now.  I was too late on 3, so...
Might be fun :D

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/29/nintendo-ds-titles-coming-wii-u-virtual-console/
Wow.  An interesting start to turning things around

The sad part is that the DS still had games coming out for it not more than 3 years ago.

At least my hopes for seeing an officially localized version of that second Fire Emblem game has officially been rekindl....shit. I can't finish that sentence. This is still Nintendo we're talking about. They probably won't localize any game they put up on their VC (even assuming we'd ever get it).

At least, if Squeenix were to play ball (ahahaha; yeah, sure; and on that day I'll turn into a Chocobo), we might just see a VC port of DQV.

Shit! IS there a DS game I'd like to see on the WiiU? I'm pretty sure I got all the ones I cared about back when they were coming out (besides, the DS era SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKED!!!!!).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on January 30, 2014, 03:03:27 AM
I read recently about possible  PS4 emulation of PS1 and 2 software in the works. I'm sold on that..

Actual emulation or the whole Playstation Now thing?  Because I'm still very skeptical about the latter...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on January 30, 2014, 08:37:07 AM
I read about it too. It's not confirmed or anything but there is talk of actually emulation for ps1 and ps2 on the ps4. Would be killer for sure.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on January 30, 2014, 09:34:56 AM
Probably Gaikai.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on January 30, 2014, 10:13:23 AM
Nope! The rumor is the Gaikai streaming of Playstation Now will only be for PS3 games and Sony plans on putting PS1 and PS2 emulators on the PS4 that will work with both digital games and disc-based games. If this is true and I can play stuff in my collection I'm not done with, like Dark Cloud 2, on my PS4, they'll have sold me for sure.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on January 30, 2014, 10:31:07 AM
That would certainly make me consider a PS4.
My PS2, while still working, is elderly at this point.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on January 30, 2014, 05:05:08 PM
That would certainly make me consider a PS4.
My PS2, while still working, is elderly at this point.

Something tells me I might get nervous booting up FFX-2 HD on the PS3.  The PS2 one was playing when my system was on the fritz (disc errors are kinda haunting, aren't they?).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on January 30, 2014, 05:40:48 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/01/30/zelda-four-swords-anniversary-edition-available-free-nintendo-3ds/

So for those of you who missed this 2-3 years ago, here's your second chance.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Blace on January 31, 2014, 09:25:21 AM
Sweet! Downloaded that haha.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on February 10, 2014, 12:44:12 AM
Creator of Flappy Bird takes the app down. Says he can't cope with it anymore.

Also, first world problems (https://twitter.com/search?q=%40dongatory+fuck+you&src=typd&f=realtime)

WAY LATE EDIT PEOPLE WON'T NOTICE:
https://twitter.com/dongatory/status/432095426854912000
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on February 10, 2014, 01:00:41 AM
Creator of Flappy Bird takes the app down. Says he can't cope with it anymore.

Also, first world problems (https://twitter.com/search?q=%40dongatory+fuck+you&src=typd&f=realtime)

I can only imagine how much he hated the attention (if that's what it was) was for such a desperate move to delete his own game (and the irony that this is just as news-worthy as creating a popular game).

Definitely don't approve of all the people shouting their "fuck you"s, but quite frankly I can't imagine the rationale for taking the game down either (but I'm sure it's justified).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Andrew on February 10, 2014, 07:08:05 AM
Also, first world problems (https://twitter.com/search?q=%40dongatory+fuck+you&src=typd&f=realtime)

This really gets me down. I hate how intensely angry people can get (especially on the internet) over something that really shouldn't be a big deal. Sure, I can understand some disappointment, but it's his game, he can do what he likes. Those responses make me see why he might have wanted to withdraw in the first place.

If someone told me tomorrow that (somehow) I could never play Ocarina of Time ever again (which is my all-time favourite game), I still wouldn't get as worked up as these people are. I just don't get it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on February 10, 2014, 07:25:47 AM
I don't blame him for taking it down. Humanity doesn't deserve it. :P
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on February 10, 2014, 09:38:59 AM
I just don't get it.

addiction (/əˈdɪkʃən/)
1. The state of being addicted; devotion; inclination.
2. A habit or practice that damages, jeopardizes or shortens one's life but when ceased causes trauma.
3. A pathological relationship to mood altering experience that has life damaging consequences.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on February 10, 2014, 11:45:17 AM
Oh EA, you so EA
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-02-06-dungeon-keeper-androids-rating-system-filters-out-1-4-star-reviews

TL;DR
1-4 star rating sends an email to EA
5 star rating goes to Google Play store rating

Without cheating, only 5 star rating can be sent to Google Play store.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on February 10, 2014, 12:13:56 PM
1. Take a popular game that works well on mobile platforms.
2. Create your own version using birds.
3. $$$$

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on February 12, 2014, 07:18:15 PM
http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/archive/02-13-2014/
TOMORROW NINTENDO DIRECT :D
I love this method of announcing things

Why is it worth the time?
I DUNNO CAN SOMEONE TRANSLATE THIS RIGHT NOW??? :(

(http://i.minus.com/iFSoPLAK2YOGB.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on February 12, 2014, 07:36:55 PM
http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/archive/02-13-2014/
TOMORROW NINTENDO DIRECT :D
I love this method of announcing things

Why is it worth the time?
I DUNNO CAN SOMEONE TRANSLATE THIS RIGHT NOW??? :(

(http://i.minus.com/iFSoPLAK2YOGB.gif)

All it says is that there will be a Nintendo Direct on the 14th that will focus on software that will be released in Spring.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ikusagami on February 12, 2014, 08:12:22 PM
http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/archive/02-13-2014/
TOMORROW NINTENDO DIRECT :D
I love this method of announcing things

Why is it worth the time?
I DUNNO CAN SOMEONE TRANSLATE THIS RIGHT NOW??? :(

(http://i.minus.com/iFSoPLAK2YOGB.gif)
Every time I see "Soraya Saga" I have to change my pants.
The gameplay footage required a mop.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on February 12, 2014, 08:29:24 PM
http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/archive/02-13-2014/
TOMORROW NINTENDO DIRECT :D
I love this method of announcing things

Why is it worth the time?
I DUNNO CAN SOMEONE TRANSLATE THIS RIGHT NOW??? :(

(http://i.minus.com/iFSoPLAK2YOGB.gif)

All it says is that there will be a Nintendo Direct on the 14th that will focus on software that will be released in Spring.

I'm, like, crossing my fingers super hard.  Thanks Kev!  You're my favorite person here.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on February 13, 2014, 05:44:35 PM
X GAMEPLAY!!!!   It was more Xeno Chronicles but finely tuned like going from a Honda to a Bugatti.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: anonypc on February 13, 2014, 06:42:05 PM
Creator of Flappy Bird takes the app down. Says he can't cope with it anymore.

Also, first world problems (https://twitter.com/search?q=%40dongatory+fuck+you&src=typd&f=realtime)


Wow that is just... This makes me want to delete my FB and instagram accounts, seriously.  Privacy is a luxury now.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on February 13, 2014, 10:55:06 PM
LoL Hexakill
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/node/11667

My face right now

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(http://i.imgur.com/xRJtkwO.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on February 13, 2014, 11:53:27 PM
Creator of Flappy Bird takes the app down. Says he can't cope with it anymore.

Also, first world problems (https://twitter.com/search?q=%40dongatory+fuck+you&src=typd&f=realtime)


Wow that is just... This makes me want to delete my FB and instagram accounts, seriously.  Privacy is a luxury now.

Too bad they will always retain that sweet delicious information of yours.

(Also, I assume the FB is for Flappy Birds and not Facebook.)


Edit: And in other news, http://gematsu.com/2014/02/blade-arcus-shining-arcade-fighter-announced

Shining games continuing to not be Shining Force games (also, the sky is blue, the grass is green, and this game will never leave Japan).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on February 26, 2014, 08:54:11 AM
http://gematsu.com/2014/02/rise-mana-debut-trailer-screenshots

Guess which franchise is back from the dea-oh. Nevermind.

(Actually, that trailer doesn't make it seem too bad, but when Squeenix and Free-to-play are used in the same sentence, that's when I know to pretty much disregard.)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Elegance on February 26, 2014, 12:37:21 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/02/rise-mana-debut-trailer-screenshots

Guess which franchise is back from the dea-oh. Nevermind.

(Actually, that trailer doesn't make it seem too bad, but when Squeenix and Free-to-play are used in the same sentence, that's when I know to pretty much disregard.)
You should be skeptical when free-to-play is in any sentence.  I believe the model can work, but it's extremely rare.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on March 01, 2014, 12:01:52 AM
You should be skeptical when Square-Enix is in any sentence.

OH.
OH.
OH.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on March 10, 2014, 01:25:52 PM
Guys.
Guys.
Guys.


Costume Quest 2.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YazNGNihWEk/T79UEt6Q5lI/AAAAAAAAJ5Q/ZfGSgiKZAJM/s1600/boldstate-hype-train.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on March 10, 2014, 03:01:12 PM
Guys.
Guys.
Guys.


Costume Quest 2.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YazNGNihWEk/T79UEt6Q5lI/AAAAAAAAJ5Q/ZfGSgiKZAJM/s1600/boldstate-hype-train.png)

You're going to Upfield?
I don't get it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Monsoon on March 10, 2014, 05:17:46 PM
Guys.
Guys.
Guys.


Costume Quest 2.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YazNGNihWEk/T79UEt6Q5lI/AAAAAAAAJ5Q/ZfGSgiKZAJM/s1600/boldstate-hype-train.png)

You're going to Upfield?
I don't get it.
Everybody get on the hype train.  WOO WOO!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on March 18, 2014, 08:41:01 PM
The PS4 is going up by $50
Controllers are going up by $5
Games are going up by $10

Nintendo games are going up by $5 (It appears to be both Wii-U and 3DS)

MS Third party games are going up by $10

All, magically, at the same time.

Collusion and price fixing? No, couldn't be! That would be dishonest!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Elegance on March 18, 2014, 09:00:54 PM
The PS4 is going up by $50
Controllers are going up by $5
Games are going up by $10

Nintendo games are going up by $5 (It appears to be both Wii-U and 3DS)

MS Third party games are going up by $10

All, magically, at the same time.

Collusion and price fixing? No, couldn't be! That would be dishonest!
This only for Canada though, and it's because the Canadian dollar is depreciating against the US dollar.  I wouldn't say it's price fixing since they're just trying to keep it the same price for both countries and prevent people in the US from importing a PS4 from Canada (seems to be $360 at the current exchange rate).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on March 19, 2014, 12:37:25 AM
This only for Canada though, and it's because the Canadian dollar is depreciating against the US dollar.  I wouldn't say it's price fixing since they're just trying to keep it the same price for both countries and prevent people in the US from importing a PS4 from Canada (seems to be $360 at the current exchange rate).

Being just for Canada doesn't make it better. Singling us out actually makes it worse.

And the whole dollar value thing is a load of fucking horseshit.

The dollar was at a *worse* level than this when the PS2 came out and there was no price hike then, so to use that as an excuse doesn't hold water.

This seems like borderline racism.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Elegance on March 19, 2014, 12:43:43 AM
This only for Canada though, and it's because the Canadian dollar is depreciating against the US dollar.  I wouldn't say it's price fixing since they're just trying to keep it the same price for both countries and prevent people in the US from importing a PS4 from Canada (seems to be $360 at the current exchange rate).

Being just for Canada doesn't make it better. Singling us out actually makes it worse.

And the whole dollar value thing is a load of fucking horseshit.

The dollar was at a *worse* level than this when the PS2 came out and there was no price hike then, so to use that as an excuse doesn't hold water.

This seems like borderline racism.
Importing wasn't as widespread as it was in the PS2 days.  Online shopping and shipping usage have increased tenfold since then, so I would consider that a poor comparison.  I know it feels unfair, but what can you do?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on March 19, 2014, 01:30:09 AM
I don't understand what importing and online shipping have to do with this.

It doesn't *feel* unfair, it *is* unfair.

As for what I can do? Stick with retro gaming. Other than the 3DS, I am officially done with modern gaming.

Fuck all three of them.

It's going to be Dolphin, DC and PS1/2 emulators from here on out + PS3 and 3DS.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on March 19, 2014, 08:40:05 AM
Importing wasn't as widespread as it was in the PS2 days.  Online shopping and shipping usage have increased tenfold since then, so I would consider that a poor comparison.  I know it feels unfair, but what can you do?

Actually, raising the prices in Canada only will make it so that people buy on the Internet, in the US, from a state with no sales tax =/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on March 19, 2014, 09:55:58 AM
In other news (thus warranting a new post) the Dysfunctional System kickstarter has succeeded.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dischan/dysfunctional-systems

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on March 19, 2014, 02:15:03 PM
In other news (thus warranting a new post) the Dysfunctional System kickstarter has succeeded.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dischan/dysfunctional-systems



^ While I'm not crazy for the art style, the colouring is *gorgeous*.  I'm curious about the project too, I like the stretch goals and the more I hear about Kickstarter titles the more I like about it -- as dumb as it is. 

Did anyone here play the first Chapter?



http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=787445
Assassin Credo Unité pour JouerStationner 4 et X-Boîte Un dans 2014 or peut-être 2015.
VIVE LA FRANCE!!!

Je ne cais pas un propre PS4/XOs.

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I'm sure none of that is written right but I couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 31, 2014, 06:00:53 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/03/31/google-put-pokemon-inside-google-maps-april-fools/

It's that time of year again.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 03, 2014, 08:59:32 AM
Xenoblade set my standards pretty high for what the WiiU can do.

I think, of all things, Mario Kart 8 is really delivering what the system is capable of as well, it's *gorgeous*
http://youtu.be/__qp9iPKeNs
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 03, 2014, 10:00:25 AM
Xenoblade set my standards pretty high for what the WiiU can do.

I think, of all things, Mario Kart 8 is really delivering what the system is capable of as well, it's *gorgeous*
http://youtu.be/__qp9iPKeNs

I got a hell of a retro kick out of seeing classic stages like Donut Plains 2 rendered in that gorgeous HD, plus Rainbow Road is still an incredible theme.

Also Toad's Turnpike again. Ugh.

Also also, Boomerang, or Boo-merang? What's next, a Hookshot?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 03, 2014, 10:40:11 AM
I'm actually thinking of getting Mario Kart 8 for something my mom and I can play together.

Hey, remember when we were still talking about The Last Guardian like it was actually a thing?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: EmeraldSword on April 03, 2014, 11:06:53 AM
I think, of all things, Mario Kart 8 is really delivering what the system is capable of as well, it's *gorgeous*
http://youtu.be/__qp9iPKeNs

Was thinking, oh.. another Mario Kart game. This one looks great though. Backgrounds look smoother, more detail & contrast. The glider option to the carts was surprising and cool to see as well. I also agree with Klutz, this is one of those misc. games you can play with family and friends, laugh and have a good time. I have Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze to keep me busy until I pick this one up, but I'm def. interested.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 03, 2014, 12:04:36 PM
Xenoblade set my standards pretty high for what the WiiU can do.

I think, of all things, Mario Kart 8 is really delivering what the system is capable of as well, it's *gorgeous*
http://youtu.be/__qp9iPKeNs

I got a hell of a retro kick out of seeing classic stages like Donut Plains 2 rendered in that gorgeous HD, plus Rainbow Road is still an incredible theme.

Also Toad's Turnpike again. Ugh.

Also also, Boomerang, or Boo-merang? What's next, a Hookshot?

IIRC, wasn't one of the updates last night that you can now customize what items are in play??  Thank the lord...

I want an all blue shell match.

But seriously, I hate half of the items, it's why I barely played Mario Kart Wii more than a week.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 06, 2014, 09:03:38 PM
Blizzard Senior Software Engineer Ron Nakada Passes Away (http://2p.com/5593663_1/Blizzard-Senior-Software-Engineer-Ron-Nakada-Passes-Away-by-EdwardsLin.htm) -- 2P
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Jimmy on April 06, 2014, 10:10:14 PM
Xenoblade set my standards pretty high for what the WiiU can do.

I think, of all things, Mario Kart 8 is really delivering what the system is capable of as well, it's *gorgeous*
http://youtu.be/__qp9iPKeNs

I got a hell of a retro kick out of seeing classic stages like Donut Plains 2 rendered in that gorgeous HD, plus Rainbow Road is still an incredible theme.

Also Toad's Turnpike again. Ugh.

Also also, Boomerang, or Boo-merang? What's next, a Hookshot?

IIRC, wasn't one of the updates last night that you can now customize what items are in play??  Thank the lord...

I want an all blue shell match.

But seriously, I hate half of the items, it's why I barely played Mario Kart Wii more than a week.

I agree. Mario Kart has been a blah for a long time now. They lure us all in with the cool stages, new mechanics, and all that when the series' gameplay has just become one big, chaotic item rush.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 06, 2014, 10:39:15 PM
Xenoblade set my standards pretty high for what the WiiU can do.

I think, of all things, Mario Kart 8 is really delivering what the system is capable of as well, it's *gorgeous*
http://youtu.be/__qp9iPKeNs

I got a hell of a retro kick out of seeing classic stages like Donut Plains 2 rendered in that gorgeous HD, plus Rainbow Road is still an incredible theme.

Also Toad's Turnpike again. Ugh.

Also also, Boomerang, or Boo-merang? What's next, a Hookshot?

IIRC, wasn't one of the updates last night that you can now customize what items are in play??  Thank the lord...

I want an all blue shell match.

But seriously, I hate half of the items, it's why I barely played Mario Kart Wii more than a week.

I agree. Mario Kart has been a blah for a long time now. They lure us all in with the cool stages, new mechanics, and all that when the series' gameplay has just become one big, chaotic item rush.

Series more or less peaked with Double Dash. Having copilots cart extra items and take over to allow mid course driving style changes made driving around a hell of a lot more strategic.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 08, 2014, 01:08:32 AM
^ I love when you reach that point with your partner to compensate for each other and trust in each other to act when need be.  I agree, Double Dash was the Mario Kart series' peak.

My brother and I couldn't go driving for about a full day after 100%-ing it though.... The desire to just hit some fucker for driving 1mph too slow would have been dangerous.

Plus, it introduced Toadette...the best and cutest fucken thing to ever happen to the Toad population.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Blace on April 08, 2014, 06:15:25 PM
I remember hating Double Dash lol Must have been the reliance on a partner. I like doing everything myself :P
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 09, 2014, 01:51:12 AM
http://youtu.be/4TP4L1vHfpk
Character Creation (holy crap)

http://youtu.be/1OF6kSCAKGQ
Gameplay (Looks nice)

So Black Desert.  A new next-gen Korean MMO with.....some pretty fucking swell graphics and the most intuitive and extensive looking character creator I've ever seen.

EDIT: You can even adjust how much fucking oil/shine there is on your skin.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 09, 2014, 05:44:06 AM
I remember hating Double Dash lol Must have been the reliance on a partner. I like doing everything myself :P

Yeah, you do kinda need a partner who's good at driving to really get the most out of the system.

That said, the best way to play is to find 4 TVs, 4 Gamecubes, 16 Gamecube Controllers, and enough cables to assemble the unholy beast, and enough people you wont mind despising you when its all said and done.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 09, 2014, 10:09:53 AM
http://youtu.be/4TP4L1vHfpk
Character Creation (holy crap)

http://youtu.be/1OF6kSCAKGQ
Gameplay (Looks nice)

So Black Desert.  A new next-gen Korean MMO with.....some pretty fucking swell graphics and the most intuitive and extensive looking character creator I've ever seen.

EDIT: You can even adjust how much fucking oil/shine there is on your skin.

That character creator would have me spending more time creating characters than playing the actual game. Which is okay, because that gameplay looks annoying as hell. A little too chaotic, and the fact that every single attack has that explosive, shaky camera effect would give me a massive headache. Not to mention, with a character creator like that I'd imagine armor appearances would be at least as limited as TERA, if not even moreso.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 09, 2014, 11:31:52 AM
^Ha. Funny how you already have more than one reason to ignore the game itself.

I've followed Black Desert for what I feel is a long time, looks nice but I don't know if I'll ever get the chance to mess around with it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 10, 2014, 12:25:21 AM
http://youtu.be/4TP4L1vHfpk
Character Creation (holy crap)

http://youtu.be/1OF6kSCAKGQ
Gameplay (Looks nice)

So Black Desert.  A new next-gen Korean MMO with.....some pretty fucking swell graphics and the most intuitive and extensive looking character creator I've ever seen.

EDIT: You can even adjust how much fucking oil/shine there is on your skin.

That character creator would have me spending more time creating characters than playing the actual game. Which is okay, because that gameplay looks annoying as hell. A little too chaotic, and the fact that every single attack has that explosive, shaky camera effect would give me a massive headache. Not to mention, with a character creator like that I'd imagine armor appearances would be at least as limited as TERA, if not even moreso.

I think since playing Tales of Graces my eyes have literally changed to a brighter shade of brown.  Fucking hell, every attack is like watching fireworks set off.  I love it still, but it amuses me anyways.

I'd probably spend a ton of time myself just doing character cuztomization too, but I kinda dig that "heavy hitting" gameplay. 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 16, 2014, 11:21:31 PM
I don't know why I'm so pissed off about people's knee-jerk reactions to someone from Square Enix saying something about DRM.

It just sickens me how little people think sometimes, shouting about how they're going to boycott Square Enix for making the comment when they barely even USE DRM. It seems to me like it was an out-of-context quote about some matter that doesn't even pertain to Square Enix. But of course mainstream gaming media only care about getting those reactions from their readers, so they post non-news stories like this just to rattle some cages.

Ugh. It's late and it's been a long day, I probably won't even care about this in the morning.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 17, 2014, 09:38:00 AM
SQEX is like that kid that when his mom calls him he has to say "What did I do now...?" instead of "I'm coming" because of much people he has annoyed over the years in the neighborhood.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 18, 2014, 01:03:45 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/04/fairy-fencer-f-danganronpa-2-disgaea-4-vita-dated

A couple of titles this site will be interested in hearing about will be making it over to the West in the Fall courtesy of Atlus.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 21, 2014, 10:00:26 PM
Pardon the double post, but http://gematsu.com/2014/04/new-fatal-frame-announced-wii-u

Anyone up for another Fatal Frame?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 22, 2014, 12:11:22 AM
Pardon the double post, but http://gematsu.com/2014/04/new-fatal-frame-announced-wii-u

Anyone up for another Fatal Frame?

I think this could be pretty exciting to get actually.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 22, 2014, 12:45:20 AM
Pardon the double post, but http://gematsu.com/2014/04/new-fatal-frame-announced-wii-u

Anyone up for another Fatal Frame?

I think this could be pretty exciting to get actually.

I can see the 'use the gamepad as a not-camera' gimmick already. Have one person move the player via mote while the other takes the pictures with pad, or merge functionalities to ensure the experience of 'going it alone' is preserved.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 22, 2014, 06:41:28 AM
And pardon the double post again, but... http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/22/looks-like-suikoden-ii-will-re-released-playstation-network/

Well now you don't have to spend $120 bux on this game to play it legally anymore. Too bad I somehow doubt that they'll do anything about any of the bugs or the shoddy localization.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 22, 2014, 09:20:42 AM
And a bit of news everyone saw coming... Theatrhythm Curtain Call is coming to NA this year. YAY!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Monsoon on April 22, 2014, 11:05:35 AM
April 24th Famitsu previews are out. Next Ace Attorney is in Meiji Japan, Rise is playable in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax console version:

BOOM (http://gematsu.com/2014/04/rise-kujikawa-playable-persona-4-arena-ultimax)

Rumors also hinting at playable Ken Amada and Tohru Adachi, but that's unconfirmed. Yukari, Junpei, and a new character are already in the arcade version, so these are console additions, like Elizabeth and non-Shadow Labrys for the original game. 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 22, 2014, 12:24:41 PM
SO MANY...ANNOUNCEMENTS.
(http://i.imgur.com/GmZZIbr.gif)

@ Phoenix Wright: Kinda sad we won't be seeing old favourites back, but I think a new fresh face is good for the series  AND OH NO THEY CAN'T HIDE THE GAME IS JAPANESE ANYMORE (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f278/katietiedrich/comic331_zps0e179cf7.png).  Looks cool, I'm sure we'll get some whackyness from any era.

@ Theatrhythm: Probably the only title I'm really torn to get.  I suck at the game's harder modes and I'm not sure I want to dedicate the time.  Might be a title I buy cheap in the future.

@ Suikoden II: Shit, another I don't know if I can/want to put in the time for. I really would love to though, I loved playing it so much... I really wonder if it's aged well after all has been said and done though haha
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: ultra7k on April 22, 2014, 12:42:11 PM
Suiko II...!!! And Theateryhthm curtain call???

What is this.. and here I was telling myself this morning that I have tons of games to play already....Dat backlog just got bigger.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on April 22, 2014, 02:21:34 PM
Really didn't expect this... (http://gematsu.com/2014/04/sword-art-online-hollow-fragment-coming-north-america)

Sure SAO is popular, but this is a Vita-exclusive anime tie-in game from friggin Bandai Namco.  The company that refused to release the Vita version of their One Piece game in NA even when they were releasing the PS3 version already (and it was the exact same game so it's not like that would have taken extra localization work).  Between this and Hearts R maybe they've actually decided to stop running away from NA Vita releases.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 22, 2014, 02:24:55 PM
OH NO THEY CAN'T HIDE THE GAME IS JAPANESE ANYMORE (http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f278/katietiedrich/comic331_zps0e179cf7.png).

Let's celebrate by eating a Onigiri (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jjjpHz3BYw) Doughnut!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: ultra7k on April 22, 2014, 03:05:29 PM
Is Sword Art Online like...Monster Hunter? I really have no idea what this game is.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on April 22, 2014, 03:08:25 PM
SAO is a popular anime about people trapped in a MMORPG.  Despite the name the game isn't online at all, it's single-player.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: ultra7k on April 22, 2014, 03:23:14 PM
so...

.hack ?? is it set up to play like an MMO?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 22, 2014, 03:50:20 PM
@ Suikoden II: Shit, another I don't know if I can/want to put in the time for. I really would love to though, I loved playing it so much... I really wonder if it's aged well after all has been said and done though haha

You could probably blow through the game in under 15 hours if you know what you're doing and don't care about getting 100% (and unless they fix at least some of the egregious bugs, which I highly doubt, the odds of that without spending a solid three months with a couple of guides in your lap are ridiculously low).


so...

.hack ?? is it set up to play like an MMO?

If .//hack were a dating sim, then more or less.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: ultra7k on April 22, 2014, 03:54:36 PM
hm, fair enough. I'll keep an eye out on SOA and see if it interests me.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 22, 2014, 05:32:09 PM
I'm personally just happy that I can finally complete the Suikoden series without forking over an arm and a leg. Unless Tierkris is canon...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on April 22, 2014, 08:01:50 PM
I'm personally just happy that I can finally complete the Suikoden series without forking over an arm and a leg. Unless Tierkris is canon...

It's not. It's an abortion.

Also, I can't believe we're getting another motherfucking Tales game over Type 0 or TiTs 2.

Utterly fucking ridiculous.

Tales games are to JRPGs as Twilight is to horror.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 22, 2014, 08:36:25 PM
I'd equate Tales more to the Call of Duty series - It doesn't change as much as other popular games in the genre, it uses tons of visual tropes in its story (albeit Japanese anime tropes instead of american block busters tropes), and it releases pretty regularly.

Granted, I like Tales games and I used to like Call of Duty when I played FPSes, so I don't really think its that big a problem.

And Twilight was a romance novel so your analogy made no sense...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on April 22, 2014, 08:42:04 PM
And Twilight was a romance novel so your analogy made no sense...

With vampires and werewolves.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 22, 2014, 08:55:29 PM
And Twilight was a romance novel so your analogy made no sense...

With vampires and werewolves.

Jesus Christ you're on the level till Tales comes up and you use some clumsy and ugly analogies to demonstrate your 'disgust' for it.

I hate Dragon Quest a lot but I don't take a shit on every announcement for it.
And c'mon Twilight? Really?

Type-0 and TiTS SC are a RISK on the PSP given the extreme pirating rates, and we're actually getting the latter at some point.  For Type-0, I think as SOON as an HD/Vita version is announced we'll see that shit announced for NA/EU faster than a fat boy can run to cake and an anorexic would run to the toiler.  So, uh, calm your TiTS.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 22, 2014, 09:00:58 PM
And Twilight was a romance novel so your analogy made no sense...

With vampires and werewolves.

I take it this is also horror:
(http://th08.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2013/030/7/1/scooby_doo_and_the_reluctant_werewolves_by_lonewarrior20-d5tb2sf.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on April 22, 2014, 09:05:27 PM
I hate Dragon Quest a lot but I don't take a shit on every announcement for it.
And c'mon Twilight? Really?

Type-0 and TiTS SC are a RISK on the PSP given the extreme pirating rates, and we're actually getting the latter at some point.  For Type-0, I think as SOON as an HD/Vita version is announced we'll see that shit announced for NA/EU faster than a fat boy can run to cake and an anorexic would run to the toiler.  So, uh, calm your TiTS.

You *do* shit on DQ quite a lot.
I compared it to Twilight because they're both twee, generic and don't have a lot of substance. I think the comparison is fair.
And we're not talking about Type-0 or TiTS for PSP, we're talking about them for Vita, so the pirating thing doesn't wash. And TiTS 2 is PC only, which means console gamers don't get it. A Vita announcement - at the very least - would have been nice.
At this point, I'll just rip my Type-0 UMDs and play the fan translation.
This was the moment for Type-0, and they blew it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on April 22, 2014, 09:07:32 PM
Didn't Xseed say they were looking into a digital PSP (and therefore Vita) release of TitS 2?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 22, 2014, 09:12:33 PM
Didn't Xseed say they were looking into a digital PSP (and therefore Vita) release of TitS 2?

http://gematsu.com/2013/09/loh-trails-in-the-sky-sc-psp-steam-2014

Apparently it's already confirmed.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on April 22, 2014, 09:15:41 PM
Digital only?

>:(
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 22, 2014, 09:17:52 PM
Well...what did you expect? Them to release a physical version of a game on a dead platform that you can't even buy in stores anymore and won't work with the new Vita?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 22, 2014, 09:20:14 PM
I hate Dragon Quest a lot but I don't take a shit on every announcement for it.
And c'mon Twilight? Really?

Type-0 and TiTS SC are a RISK on the PSP given the extreme pirating rates, and we're actually getting the latter at some point.  For Type-0, I think as SOON as an HD/Vita version is announced we'll see that shit announced for NA/EU faster than a fat boy can run to cake and an anorexic would run to the toiler.  So, uh, calm your TiTS.

You *do* shit on DQ quite a lot.
I compared it to Twilight because they're both twee, generic and don't have a lot of substance. I think the comparison is fair.
And we're not talking about Type-0 or TiTS for PSP, we're talking about them for Vita, so the pirating thing doesn't wash. And TiTS 2 is PC only, which means console gamers don't get it. A Vita announcement - at the very least - would have been nice.
At this point, I'll just rip my Type-0 UMDs and play the fan translation.
This was the moment for Type-0, and they blew it.

I don't call it Twilight.  And I don't blast it these days, I've stopped caring, it is what it is.  And when I do, I do it more for fun, and I wouldn't be pissy that fans are getting a title they want.  That's good news even when it's a title I couldn't give a shit about.

And OH NO!!!  A PC RELEASE?! No one's got those!!!!  DAMN.  The fact we're getting the games makes me damn happy given the "modest" sales its apparently had (and versus the effort put in....and the fact it's on a dead and largely hacked/pirated system).  And you make it sound like Square would abandon Type-0 like they've never ported anything in their lifetime.

And what was the last Tales game you played that didn't have a lot of substance?  What, the SNES one?
And man, for a guy willing to say it, the examples behind your reasoning sure are sparse.

Didn't Xseed say they were looking into a digital PSP (and therefore Vita) release of TitS 2?

There was a NeoGaf topic about the whole PSP library being available for PSV...was that true (cuz I'd buy that thing tomorrow then to cutdown the backlog)??  If so, TiTS 1 would be good to go, no??  
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on April 22, 2014, 09:22:17 PM
Well...what did you expect? Them to release a physical version of a game on a dead platform that you can't even buy in stores anymore and won't work with the new Vita?

A Vita version?

They can do one for Ys IV but not TiTS 2?


I don't call it Twilight.  And I don't blast it these days, I've stopped caring, it is what it is.  And when I do, I do it more for fun, and I wouldn't be pissy that fans are getting a title they want.  That's good news even when it's a title I couldn't give a shit about.

And this is the first time I've ever complained about the Tales series on the boards with any real venom. Far less than you have about DQ, so you can cut me a little slack.

And OH NO!!!  A PC RELEASE?! No one's got those!!!!  DAMN.  The fact we're getting the games makes me damn happy given the "modest" sales its apparently had (and versus the effort put in....and the fact it's on a dead and largely hacked/pirated system).  And you make it sound like Square would abandon Type-0 like they've never ported anything in their lifetime.

Not all of us want to play on PC. And I don't want to have to buy the first game over again to transfer my save data. And I don't like digital only releases.

And yeah, if Squeenix were going to port Type-0, they would have done it by now. They would have at least announced something.

And what was the last Tales game you played that didn't have a lot of substance?  What, the SNES one?

It was a PS2 Tales game, I don't remember which one. It was boring.

And man, for a guy willing to say it, the examples behind your reasoning sure are sparse.

I don't think saying "it is the most generic series out there" is particularly sparse when it covers every single aspect.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 22, 2014, 09:41:00 PM
Well...what did you expect? Them to release a physical version of a game on a dead platform that you can't even buy in stores anymore and won't work with the new Vita?

A Vita version?

They can do one for Ys IV but not TiTS 2?

...Yes. Because Ys IV was what, 15 years old? And they didn't really do one before, so they had an excuse. Unless you meant to mention the Vita version of Trails of Zero/Blue, but those were more recent and hadn't been played to death by the fans, though judging by how long they take and how the Vita has been doing, I'd assume Falcom isn't too happy about their decision to even do those.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on April 22, 2014, 09:43:16 PM
I might add to Mickeymac's comment that doing a Vita version just for the US (since the games have been released to death already in Japan) would be pretty absurd considering the Vita isn't even doing well here.  I bet you even if they had a Vita version day-and-date with the PC release the PC release would still sell more.  By a lot.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 22, 2014, 09:59:28 PM
And OH NO!!!  A PC RELEASE?! No one's got those!!!!  DAMN.  The fact we're getting the games makes me damn happy given the "modest" sales its apparently had (and versus the effort put in....and the fact it's on a dead and largely hacked/pirated system).  And you make it sound like Square would abandon Type-0 like they've never ported anything in their lifetime.

Not all of us want to play on PC. And I don't want to have to buy the first game over again to transfer my save data. And I don't like digital only releases.

And yeah, if Squeenix were going to port Type-0, they would have done it by now. They would have at least announced something.

I feel like my response to this would just be what you quoted from me.  I'm sure IF the game sold A LOT BETTER then XSEED would have even looked into the HD PS3 releases.  But it didn't.  Sorry, life sucks sometimes and you gotta suck it up and make do.  Like I said, we're *actually* seeing the second title....and from the sound of it, not much else given the hassle the series is otherwise.  So see some silver lining to this.

You can complain about PC (and I sympathize because I *love* handheld gaming, but I know when to be happy with what I get), but the userbase for that is probably a LOT better than the PSP and a lot better than the Vita.

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And what was the last Tales game you played that didn't have a lot of substance?  What, the SNES one?

It was a PS2 Tales game, I don't remember which one. It was boring.

(http://i.imgur.com/ft6CuT2.gif)
ok.


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I don't think saying "it is the most generic series out there" is particularly sparse when it covers every single aspect.

The last one you played was on PS2.  Well shucks, sorry if it's hard to take you seriously seeing as how there's been another three titles being released with more intuitive combat.  I won't combat the generic plot part, they're not the strongest part of the titles ("charming" and "nice" is the best I usually give it...but shit, the games with "good plots", in whatever capacity, are a minority in general IMO). 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Blace on April 23, 2014, 10:34:56 AM
If only "It was boring" was an actual critique... would make alot of game journalism much easier. Honestly I usually don't care when people complain about games or a series on here, but it is definitely getting annoying trying to read about Tales on here and seeing Lard's half ass attempts to shoot it down in both threads. Just don't comment if you aren't going to contribute something worthwhile. It's that easy.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on April 23, 2014, 11:19:41 AM
So I'm only allowed to say nice things about Tales because you say so. Got it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Blace on April 23, 2014, 11:34:52 AM
So I'm only allowed to say nice things about Tales because you say so. Got it.

Only you are being childish about this. That is not what I said. You can bring up criticisms of the Tales games and talk about them in a meaningful manner, but what you are doing is trolling. Saying "It's boring" and comparing it to Twilight just makes you look like an idiot. It's whatever. I'm done wasting my energy on this. I just expect more from this community.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on April 23, 2014, 11:37:39 AM
Well *any* criticism I bring up is just jumped on as not being meaningful, no matter what it is.

I called the series generic because it *is* generic - but apparently that's "half-assed".

It appears we're only allowed to criticise non-popular franchises on the board - or Dragon Quest.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Blace on April 23, 2014, 11:40:29 AM
Well *any* criticism I bring up is just jumped on as not being meaningful, no matter what it is.

I called the series generic because it *is* generic - but apparently that's "half-assed".

It appears we're only allowed to criticise non-popular franchises on the board - or Dragon Quest.

Go into detail and give specific examples of your critiques. Anyone can say something is boring. Why is it boring? Why do you think the series is comparable to Twilight? Is Kristen Stewart a voice in the game? I love Dragon Quest and would defend it to. I haven't seen much hate on that series, although I see you and Dice were talking about that earlier. I have no info on that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 23, 2014, 11:48:48 AM
It was a PS2 Tales game, I don't remember which one. It was boring.

Legendia?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 23, 2014, 12:19:30 PM
It was a PS2 Tales game, I don't remember which one. It was boring.

Legendia?

Is Legendia as bad as people say?
I kind of missed it and never really felt like going back for it.

(The main character looks so damn bad too)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Blace on April 23, 2014, 12:26:22 PM
It was a PS2 Tales game, I don't remember which one. It was boring.

Legendia?

Is Legendia as bad as people say?
I kind of missed it and never really felt like going back for it.

(The main character looks so damn bad too)

Let's put it this way... It's the only Tales game that has been localized in the past 10 years I did not play through (other than Graces, which is on my list of games to buy at some point). I hated the graphics and just could not get into the style of the game. The battle system was a step backwards rather than forwards too.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 23, 2014, 12:45:42 PM
In regards to the physical copy thing..
It's not feasible for XSeed to do one, TiTS 2 is a risky localization and PSP is dead at retail, the fact that they are even bothering to localize both the steam and PSP versions is already something to be thankful for. I personally will get it on Steam and import a Japanese copy if I like it enough to have in my collection. It's not like it's expensive anyway, Japanese PSP games are dirt cheap. If you don't have a PC(which btw, you can connect to a tv and use like a console with a controller and play basically Tits 2 "HD", also tits2 is like from 2004 and not graphically demanding at all.. Machines from the early two thousands can run that game no hassle) you always have the option of playing it in either the PSP or Vita..

And to be fair I just want to play the damn game..  If you are that adamant about having it in your collection, just buy the Japanese copy+digitally on PSN which would cost probably as much as an actual retail English release, besides UMD's suck ass, they increase loading times and thus impact the gaming experience.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 23, 2014, 12:53:54 PM
It was a PS2 Tales game, I don't remember which one. It was boring.

Legendia?

Is Legendia as bad as people say?
I kind of missed it and never really felt like going back for it.

(The main character looks so damn bad too)

Let's put it this way... It's the only Tales game that has been localized in the past 10 years I did not play through (other than Graces, which is on my list of games to buy at some point). I hated the graphics and just could not get into the style of the game. The battle system was a step backwards rather than forwards too.

Tales of Legendia has its fans, and it's justified. But I don't think the title could have MASS appeal because of a number of glaring flaws.

First the good:
= Strong Plot
= Unique Setting (very unique; you're on a massive ship! You never go on "main land")
= Lots of Bonus Content (technically, the entire second half)
= Great Characters
= Arguably (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM3Kf4L7gnY&list=PL9950ED48533311AA&feature=share&index=15) the (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAJjV0dbN3Y&feature=share&list=PL9950ED48533311AA&index=1) strongest (http://youtu.be/STECZM97-gY) Tales (http://youtu.be/Bpz3OdCfK44) soundtrack. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PetEZ_ahg-Q&list=RDBpz3OdCfK44&feature=share&index=2)  Also, kudos to Bamco for listening to fans when they vocalize their love for the Composer and asked if he'll come back, since he finally is for Zesty.
= I'm also adding I think he graphics are spectacular.  Whoever did the lighting is a master (http://imgur.com/gallery/3Is5k) and the rendering for areas makes them look full, cluttered (but not packed; just 'full' and realistic).  The characters are well animated (using people to do the movements --- look back a few seconds on the vid I posted above), and while they have that semi-annoying SD look (and look like kid's toys for it), they're still a good cut above Symphonia's characters.
But shit, LOOK AT THOSE LEAVES, that pretty blue shadow! That crisp and full rendering of the bridge (it's not just flat, brown, 3D wood), that water is gorgeous too!
(http://199.101.98.242/media/shots/150838-Tales_of_Legendia_(USA)-2.jpg)

The Bad:
= Terrible Dungeons (yeah, worse than Xillia's; because they're longer, there's just as little to do but walk, and it's random battle-based (your Holy Bottle still makes you encounter *exactly* 3 battles per bottle)
= Characters Quests (i.e.; Part 2/2 of the entire game) is a re-tread through ALL previous dungeons... Only ONE unique one, and it's short and terrible.
= Enemy HP (by the end, it takes waaay too long knock out enemies)
= VA (it's not bad, at ALL.  But that's the problem: the whole second half is mute; and the Character Quests are way better than the Main Quest)
= Battle system is a step back (while ToD introduced an exciting CC system to compensate, Legendia just made a clunky Destiny-PSX version).  It does the job, but like Blace said, it adds nothing and gets boring.
= And like Blace said, character designs are a hit or miss.  Senel looks less like an anime zombie in-game.  But eh.  Everyone else is a different shade of strange looking.

I love the Tales series, but I played Legendia once... and I really never plan on going near it again.

And to be fair I just want to play the damn game..  If you are that adamant about having it in your collection, just buy the Japanese copy+digitally on PSN which would cost probably as much as an actual retail English release, besides UMD's suck ass, they increase loading times and thus impact the gaming experience.


Oh MAN! I wish I bought TitS as a digital PSP game to begin with.  Loading times were cut down, there was no system noise (i.e.; no disc to read), and the battery could literally go on for days without needed a recharge.  But damn I was so friggin' happy to bet my Bracer Pin with the physical release. :(  I felt special.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Elegance on April 23, 2014, 01:07:38 PM
In regards to the physical copy thing..
It's not feasible for XSeed to do one, TiTS 2 is a risky localization and PSP is dead at retail, the fact that they are even bothering to localize both the steam and PSP versions is already something to be thankful for.
While I agree that mass producing it would not be financially viable, they could always do a "whoever wants one gets one" limited physical copy like what Gaijinworks did with Class of Heroes 2.  It would probably rake in more sales too because of collectors and resellers.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 23, 2014, 01:12:25 PM
In regards to the physical copy thing..
It's not feasible for XSeed to do one, TiTS 2 is a risky localization and PSP is dead at retail, the fact that they are even bothering to localize both the steam and PSP versions is already something to be thankful for.
While I agree that mass producing it would not be financially viable, they could always do a "whoever wants one gets one" limited physical copy like what Gaijinworks did with Class of Heroes 2.  It would probably rake in more sales too because of collectors and resellers.

I guess? But I remember reading in the Xseed forums that the distribution of said copies would be unfeasible for such a small company, they are like 5-10 people. Imagine shipping out 500-5k copies by themselves. Paying for a distribution company would probably ruin the profitability of such an ordeal. idk.. there was a lot of flack when the announcement came out in the Xseed forums and there was a lot of discussion regarding that. I don't remember the specifics but Tom from Xseed explained why that would not work, they said they were going to look into doing that kind of limited printiing but there were also issues with SCEA about printing PSP games in late 2014 when factories didn't do those anymore or something along those lines. I'd speculate we are more likely to get a collector's thing for PC than PSP. If we get anything of that sort at all.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 23, 2014, 01:36:56 PM
It was a PS2 Tales game, I don't remember which one. It was boring.

Legendia?

Symphonia?

The Destiny remake?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Blace on April 23, 2014, 01:52:12 PM
It was more than likely Legendia that Lard is referencing, which is kind of the black sheep of the series, especially to players who got in during that era like I did and started with Symphonia. It's not a bad game and I understand why people like Dice liked the game, but I haven't talked to a person in my group of friends who played the series who say they liked it. Most hated it. These guys had only really played Symphonia and were hoping for more of the same and they did not get it since Legendia was right after it. They haven't really played a Tales game since other than Vesperia, which they did like. It took me convincing them to try it too.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 23, 2014, 01:56:38 PM
... Dice liked the game...

Woah woah woah.  I think "liked enough to play, but never want to play again" ranks a bit more negatively than simply "liking it".

IIRC, I gameshark'd the last stretch because I said "fuckit" and got miserable with the battle system by the end.

It is fair to see I'm a sucker for shitty games if they have an amazing atmosphere and good enough plot/characters.  NieR ranks, Legend of Mana ranks, Saga II ranks, and so does Tales of Legendia... as long as I'm not playing the game "normally" (i.e.; with gameshark).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Blace on April 23, 2014, 01:59:15 PM
... Dice liked the game...

Woah woah woah.  I think "liked enough to play, but never want to play again" ranks a bit more negatively than simply "liking it".

IIRC, I gameshark'd the last stretch because I said "fuckit" and got miserable with the battle system by the end.

It is fair to see I'm a sucker for shitty games if they have an amazing atmosphere and good enough plot/characters.  NieR ranks, Legend of Mana ranks, Saga II ranks, and so does Tales of Legendia... as long as I'm not playing the game "normally" (i.e.; with gameshark).

Haha fair enough. I have plenty of games I liked but would never play again and would gladly recommend those games to others, but I understand what you mean.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 23, 2014, 02:13:49 PM
Tales of Legendia

Does jug girl sucks? She looks like a character that would suck.

(suck in combat... btw)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Arklight on April 23, 2014, 02:15:08 PM
Tales of the Tempest is the quintessential RPG. The best part is how whenever your party stops to rest you get a beautiful ambient campfi-HEY WAIT A MINUTE (http://youtu.be/HZGoPfjWApA?t=56s)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 23, 2014, 02:45:24 PM
Tales of Legendia

Does jug girl sucks? She looks like a character that would suck.

(suck in combat... btw)

;)

She's too little too late.  Her jugs deal an great amount of damage, but she's slow at swinging them around.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 23, 2014, 02:47:54 PM
Tales of Legendia

Does jug girl sucks? She looks like a character that would suck.

(suck in combat... btw)

Finally I know where your avatar is from.. Thanks for the clarification, I never got around to asking but you were nice enough to provide the information nonetheless.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 23, 2014, 03:30:48 PM
Finally I know where your avatar is from.. Thanks for the clarification, I never got around to asking but you were nice enough to provide the information nonetheless.

=D
I thought I'd give the game some publicity because I loved the shit out of it.
Very unique and very creative.

I also like how you can upload your character to their site to have a yearbook entry online AND it makes you a custom forum avatar.
http://yearbook.spikycaterpillar.com/?c=h314023

The game isn't worth the 20$ price they charge, but since I got it in a humble bundle, I'm incredibly happy with my purchase.

(The Deus Ex part isn't a joke either)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 23, 2014, 05:33:53 PM
Finally I know where your avatar is from.. Thanks for the clarification, I never got around to asking but you were nice enough to provide the information nonetheless.

=D
I thought I'd give the game some publicity because I loved the shit out of it.
Very unique and very creative.

I also like how you can upload your character to their site to have a yearbook entry online AND it makes you a custom forum avatar.
http://yearbook.spikycaterpillar.com/?c=h314023

The game isn't worth the 20$ price they charge, but since I got it in a humble bundle, I'm incredibly happy with my purchase.

(The Deus Ex part isn't a joke either)

Game's been on my wishlist forever. Maybe next time Steam has an indie sale, I'll grab it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 24, 2014, 01:41:48 AM
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"TitS 2 handheld or not TitS 2 handheld? That is the question." talk

Missed this earlier, but weighing in a bit here, I'd rather they'd do this (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/04/23/xseed-will-try-bring-ys-ark-napishtim-pc/) instead of worrying about console or handheld releases for a single game.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 29, 2014, 05:03:12 PM
I've got a good news and a bad news... and it's the same news.

Lucasfilm declares all Star Wars games, comics, novels and other expanded media non-canon
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/460842/lucasfilm-declares-all-star-wars-games-non-canon/
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[...] only seven products in the Star Wars universe that should be considered canon; the six films, along with The Clone Wars TV show.

On one hand... this makes SW:TOR non-cannon.
On the other... it makes the Thrawn saga, KoTOR and KoTOR II non-cannon.

I still wonder why the new movie trilogy isn't the Thrawn saga.
I have little hope of them making anything that could surpass those books.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 29, 2014, 05:12:02 PM
I never thought any of that was "official" canon, anyway. Really I think it's up to the individual to decide what they do and don't consider canon.

For example, Square Enix says it's canon that FFX/X-2 is a distant prequel to FF7, but you'll never hear me agree with that garbage.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 29, 2014, 05:17:19 PM
X-2 is canon officially but not for me.
I don't see why this makes people so butthurt. It's like they need validation or something, the work is there, don't let anyone tell you it ain't legit dawg. IT'S LEEEEEEEEEEEEEGIT as long as you want it to be Legit. Legit legit legit legit. Legit legit(im broken)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Darilon on April 29, 2014, 05:28:09 PM
X-2 is canon officially but not for me.

You might end up being happy with what is happening in the FF X world then.

Code: [Select]
  Well... instead of not being canon it would probably be better to say everything that happens in X-2 becomes irrelevant... as well as a large chunk of X   
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 29, 2014, 08:01:28 PM
I've got a good news and a bad news... and it's the same news.

Lucasfilm declares all Star Wars games, comics, novels and other expanded media non-canon
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/460842/lucasfilm-declares-all-star-wars-games-non-canon/
Quote
[...] only seven products in the Star Wars universe that should be considered canon; the six films, along with The Clone Wars TV show.

On one hand... this makes SW:TOR non-cannon.
On the other... it makes the Thrawn saga, KoTOR and KoTOR II non-cannon.

I still wonder why the new movie trilogy isn't the Thrawn saga.
I have little hope of them making anything that could surpass those books.

Welp. So much for the X-Wing/Tie Fighter and the Rogue Squadron games.

Otoh, there goes Shadows of the Empire and Masters of Teras Kasi.

Frankly, they really needed to finally put their collective feet down on this one, especially once they get into the final trilogy territory since much of that was speculative. I'm just amazed that they've actually gone and done it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 30, 2014, 04:00:41 PM
TotalBiscuit (29) has (a) cancer(ous mass)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQIHJmvnzwg

I'm not a fan of his work, but I figure that there's no such thing as too much cancer awareness.
I wish I was smart enough to attempt and cure that fucking thing.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 30, 2014, 05:43:11 PM
For example, Square Enix says it's canon that FFX/X-2 is a distant prequel to FF7, but you'll never hear me agree with that garbage.

X-2 is canon officially but not for me.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/1176xdd.gif)

You guys can cover your eyes and ears all you want but that's still canon.

However, the whole deal of X's universe being connected to VII's universe was just a move to connect two of the most globally popular FFs in an awkward manner, and that end up backfiring on them as far as I've seen from fan reception over the years. I mean after 11 years there's still people bothered about that...

In any case, by reading some of the translations from the Ultimania of X-2 I remember getting the impression (from what I read) that while the connection between both games is there, it doesn't genuinely matter. And it will not matter until SQEX does something with it.

TotalBiscuit (29) has (a) cancer(ous mass)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQIHJmvnzwg

I'm not a fan of his work, but I figure that there's no such thing as too much cancer awareness.
I wish I was smart enough to attempt and cure that fucking thing.

Hope he gets better.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 30, 2014, 06:41:41 PM
Hmm yeah.. I can choose to decide if it's canon or not for me lol..
I don't believe that the writers have control over how their stories are interpreted. I can choose to ignore whatever I want. Why? Well cuz I can and I have free will? I don't really care about what's "officially" established. Thankfully I have a mind of my own and I can pick and choose.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 30, 2014, 07:05:04 PM
@Holykael1: I'm not a fan of covering my eyes and ears regarding works of fiction, but if that's how you roll then go ahead.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 30, 2014, 07:14:44 PM
Yeah sure, each to it's own.
I don't see anything offensive about ignoring a sequel though or consider it to be an alternative universe/timeline or whatever. Im not forced to consume the fiction I don't want to right? It's not about covering my eyes and ears, it's about choosing what I want to experience.  I haven't played X-2 for the record based on that principle even though I kinda want to  because the battle system seems to be great.

Just a thought experiment. Imagine that Kojima loses his mind and declares every single Metal gear except for the upcoming PP and GZ as non canon. Would you take it just because it's "official"?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on April 30, 2014, 07:19:49 PM
Sorry, at the end of the day, you know ffx2 is canon,is part of the story, and will always have an influnce on whatever future additions to the FFX universe are made. Closing your eyes and saying "nah nah nah nah nah nah" isn't changing it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 30, 2014, 07:23:06 PM
Sorry, at the end of the day, you know ffx2 is canon,is part of the story, and will always have an influnce on whatever future additions to the FFX universe are made. Closing your eyes and saying "nah nah nah nah nah nah" isn't changing it.

Hmm so what?
It doesn't impede me from ignoring it just like a creator can declare anything he made as non-canon. Once again I think this is just a difference in perspective. I don't really care for the "status quo" of the fiction, it's malleable and ever changing, it's intrinsically connected to subjectivity imo. The works of fiction are there and I can interpret them however I want, atleast I do that myself.

Besides I see each entry of a series as it's own thing with it's own merits and flaws, a sequel won't "ruin" the others.. that's not how I work.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on April 30, 2014, 07:26:53 PM
Sorry, at the end of the day, you know ffx2 is canon,is part of the story, and will always have an influnce on whatever future additions to the FFX universe are made. Closing your eyes and saying "nah nah nah nah nah nah" isn't changing it.

Hmm so what?
It doesn't impede me from ignoring it just like a creator can declare anything he made as non-canon. Once again I think this is just a difference in perspective. I don't really care for the "status quo" of officiality. The works of fiction are there and I can interpret them however I want, atleast I do that myself.

Besides I see each entry of a series as it's own thing with it's own merits and flaws, a sequel won't "ruin" the others.. that's not how I work.

Respect the work enough to acknowledge it, cuz not for nothing,I don't see too many creations of yours out there for others to tear apart and ridicule, and if so, I'm pretty sure every hurtful jerk out there calling it a joke and disregarding it would be a lovely kick in the balls for you. You may not like it, but who are you to ignore it?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on April 30, 2014, 07:27:26 PM
Did I stumble into a middle school English class?

For the record im in the warts-and-all camp.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 30, 2014, 07:30:43 PM
Sorry, at the end of the day, you know ffx2 is canon,is part of the story, and will always have an influnce on whatever future additions to the FFX universe are made. Closing your eyes and saying "nah nah nah nah nah nah" isn't changing it.

Hmm so what?
It doesn't impede me from ignoring it just like a creator can declare anything he made as non-canon. Once again I think this is just a difference in perspective. I don't really care for the "status quo" of officiality. The works of fiction are there and I can interpret them however I want, atleast I do that myself.

Besides I see each entry of a series as it's own thing with it's own merits and flaws, a sequel won't "ruin" the others.. that's not how I work.

Respect the work enough to acknowledge it, cuz not for nothing,I don't see too many creations of yours out there for others to tear apart and ridicule, and if so, I'm pretty sure every hurtful jerk out there calling it a joke and disregarding it would be a lovely kick in the balls for you. You may not like it, but who are you to ignore it?

I know FF X-2 exists and I accept that it exists.. but personally I choose to ignore it just like the writers can snap their fingers and say it was a dream(imagine if they did that and you actually liked x-2)??!!! I believe that both writers and readers have agency in a work of fiction, in the way it is interpreted or consumed, not created(even though it can happen).. In fact writers acknowledge that their work will be interpreted in different ways by different people, a fiction does not belong to the writer or the reader, it belongs to our "culture" like scientific discoveries and such. I respect the creators and acknowledge their hard work and they deserve credit/scrutiny for what they put out but it doesn't mean that I am forced to consume or accept it lol.

How dare you for disregarding/ignoring/deciding not to play every single game you never played!!! THE NERVE lol
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on April 30, 2014, 07:33:30 PM
No one likes the Word of God.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 30, 2014, 07:34:55 PM
No one likes the Word of God.

What xD? I fail to make sense of these words in the present context.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on April 30, 2014, 07:35:56 PM
No one likes the Word of God.

What xD? I fail to make sense of these words in the present context.

The Word of God.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WordOfGod
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 30, 2014, 07:37:36 PM
No one likes the Word of God.

What xD? I fail to make sense of these words in the present context.

The Word of God.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WordOfGod

Exactly.. That's one of the points I was trying to get across.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on April 30, 2014, 07:39:20 PM
No one likes the Word of God.

What xD? I fail to make sense of these words in the present context.

The Word of God.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WordOfGod

Exactly.. That's one of the points I was trying to get across.

Yeah, I'm agreeing with you.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 30, 2014, 07:39:55 PM
No one likes the Word of God.

What xD? I fail to make sense of these words in the present context.

The Word of God.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WordOfGod

Exactly.. That's one of the points I was trying to get across.

Yeah, I'm agreeing with you.

/hugs
and
(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/Bro+fist+level.+TRUE+OC+10000_a15709_3393681.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on April 30, 2014, 07:45:14 PM
I still think X-2 is canon though. Sorry. :P

I'm in the disregard Word of God completely and accept the actual work itself, even if I don't like it, camp.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 30, 2014, 07:48:25 PM
I still think X-2 is canon though. Sorry. :P

I'm in the disregard Word of God completely and accept the actual work itself, even if I don't like it, camp.

Yeah, that's fine, completely subjective, there is no one "truth".
Still bro fist level presidential because I think you can atleast get my position even if you don't necessarily agree.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 30, 2014, 07:57:40 PM
So in a bit of actual news,

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/british-actor-bob-hoskins-dies-71-23528205

the other Super Mario actor Bob Hoskins passed away earlier today.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on April 30, 2014, 08:09:45 PM
Sad news, RIP.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 30, 2014, 08:19:10 PM
Mario Kart 8: Nintendo Publishes New Direct Video; Details North American Bundle (http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/04/30/mario-kart-8-nintendo-publishes-new-direct-video-details-north-american-bundle/) -- DualShockers

I guess this is gonna do good numbers for Nintendo. It also helps that MK8 looks really fun.

No one likes the Word of God.

Word of God or fan reception, I would either way hate to see myself having to work on FF knowing the kind of people I have to please.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 30, 2014, 08:32:43 PM
Word of God or fan reception, I would either way hate to see myself having to work on FF knowing the kind of people I have to please.

Yourself and your bosses?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 30, 2014, 08:55:30 PM
Yourself and your bosses?

Everyone.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 30, 2014, 09:26:24 PM
I still think X-2 is canon though. Sorry. :P

I'm in the disregard Word of God completely and accept the actual work itself, even if I don't like it, camp.

I argue the amount of bullshit you have to do to earn your perfect ending in X-2 somewhat justifies a completely "magical-why-the-fuck-not" ending.  So good for you Yuna!  You got yer man back. 
But it seems like the novel and in-game audio drama allude to the happy couple being unhappy anyways. So uh... ... I don't actually have anything to add, I have no idea what the devs are trying to do at this point with Tidus and Yuna or the series at all.  I do agree the most poetic end was the end of X -- that ending was almost perfect.

Word of God or fan reception, I would either way hate to see myself having to work on FF knowing the kind of people I have to please.

Eh.  Yes and no.  Certainly there is that legacy to live up to when you're hitting on a series' 25th(!!) anniversary; but I think it's safe to say certain decisions writers make that do cause fans to get annoyed can be somewhat justified (I'm speaking broadly obviously, but examples are plenty).  The FF8 orphanage story was just kinda weak in general; and throwing in FF9's Necron is a bizarre final boss choice; and of course, FFX-2's somewhat dubious resurrection of Tidus is a peculiar addition (remember how Aerith's death was all meaningful since she stayed dead?), and Bravely Default made a plot point into a ridiculous game decision that arguably tarnished the entire second half of the title.

Yeah there's a big audience to please, a painful part in dealing with growing fame, but I think some plot decisions are arguably better than others.

So in a bit of actual news,

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/british-actor-bob-hoskins-dies-71-23528205

the other Super Mario actor Bob Hoskins passed away earlier today.

God rest.  I loved him as an actor and I will miss him. :(
(http://i.imgur.com/75eYIYZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on April 30, 2014, 09:56:54 PM

I argue the amount of bullshit you have to do to earn your perfect ending in X-2 somewhat justifies a completely "magical-why-the-fuck-not" ending.  So good for you Yuna!  You got yer man back. 
But it seems like the novel and in-game audio drama allude to the happy couple being unhappy anyways.

It's funny - a friend of mine visited last Sunday and when he saw I saw X/X-2, the first thing he said to me was "Play X-2 with a walkthrough".
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dincrest on May 02, 2014, 09:23:06 PM
http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2014/1417.html

I know this is a shameless plug, but I encourage any visual novel fan with Steam to check out Cinders.  That was my favorite game of 2012. 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on May 07, 2014, 01:01:23 PM
http://vimeo.com/93044318
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=808594

Am I a terrible person or is it ridiculous of the LGBT community to try and force a family friendly (E rated) game to cater to its agenda (which is illegal/unpopular in many country/states this game will be sold) ?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 07, 2014, 01:30:56 PM
http://vimeo.com/93044318
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=808594

Am I a terrible person or is it ridiculous of the LGBT community to try and force a family friendly (E rated) game to cater to its agenda (which is illegal/unpopular in many country/states this game will be sold) ?

I support it.  I agree with your points completely, but I don't think being gay is something we should shy away from like it doesn't exist.  The illegal issue is definitely slightly problematic, but it is worth considering that gay marriage *is* legal in some States/Countries.

I support it, but I don't know if it'd actually get Nintendo's support --- regardless of whether they believe in the cause or not.  They just don't want to deal with the issues, or rather the political "commentary" entailed, or the family-friendly persona they embody.  ...or maybe they don't wanna change the programming (iirc, Japan only had hetero coupling, right?). :P

I love this though, I swear there was a Parks and Recreation episode exactly about this.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on May 07, 2014, 01:45:59 PM
http://vimeo.com/93044318
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=808594

Am I a terrible person or is it ridiculous of the LGBT community to try and force a family friendly (E rated) game to cater to its agenda (which is illegal/unpopular in many country/states this game will be sold) ?

I don't find it ridiculous. (Shocking, I know...)

How is acknowledging the fact that same-sex people can be in love as well as heterosexual couples any less family friendly? It's attitudes like that keep alternate sexualities from being represented at all.

Man + Woman = Wholesome Love

Man + Man/Woman + Woman = Lustful, sexual, not appropriate for children.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on May 07, 2014, 01:46:54 PM
I don't know, I guess I'm more conservative when it's something aimed at kids =/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 07, 2014, 01:55:04 PM
I don't know, I guess I'm more conservative when it's something aimed at kids =/

Kids are socialized.  They're pretty ...spongey about what they're told.  You can be raised to hate a certain culture, you can be raised to enjoy a certain genre of music, you can be raised to hate queer culture, and you can be raised around it to just see it natural or 'whatever'.

http://youtu.be/8TJxnYgP6D8
"Kids React"ing to gay marriage.

Free love.  I'd hate to be told I couldn't love someone.  I know this is just a game, but much like sexism, it's often times the "little ways" that harmful ideologies are reproduced or solidified.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on May 07, 2014, 01:55:27 PM
Annubis.. What are you doing lol.
Imagine if we were back a few centuries where slavery/racism was the norm.. Are you implying that they should "teach"(by having it in the game as a thing) kids ignorance just because it's the norm?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on May 07, 2014, 01:57:14 PM
I don't know, I guess I'm more conservative when it's something aimed at kids =/

I'm going to try and write that... but I'm debating while thinking to myself:

I feel that if something is aimed at kids, it should be careful with its influence. I understand what you mean Star that showing same sex relationship would create a better image/understanding as they get older... but another part of me thinks that the 'norm' should be the default state and as the individual gets older, it can choose to go 'outisde' the norm.
The issue with what I just said of course is that it doesn't solve segregation.

It's a hard feeling to express.

I appreciate that you took what I said onboard at least, and responded in a civil way. It's more than most people do about the issue.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on May 07, 2014, 02:02:08 PM
Actually, I'll reput that here... I think this is the edit I'll go with.

It's a struggle to write this...

---

I'm going to try and write that... but I'm debating while thinking to myself:

I feel that if something is aimed at kids, it should be careful with its influence. I understand what you mean Star that showing same sex relationship would create a better image/understanding as they get older... but another part of me thinks that the 'norm' should be the default state and as the individual gets older, it can choose to go 'outisde' the norm. The issue with what I just said of course is that it doesn't solve segregation.

I understand that the 'norm' is an offensive idea to a lot, but looking at humanity as a statistic, I can't help but see LGBT as a minority.
That doesn't mean they should be ignored, it just seems like a hard balance that I don't think everything should cater to them (since it's extra development and all)... but on the other hand how could you choose what would.

It's a hard feeling to express.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on May 07, 2014, 02:05:01 PM
Actually, I'll reput that here... I think this is the edit I'll go with.

It's a struggle to write this...

---

I'm going to try and write that... but I'm debating while thinking to myself:

I feel that if something is aimed at kids, it should be careful with its influence. I understand what you mean Star that showing same sex relationship would create a better image/understanding as they get older... but another part of me thinks that the 'norm' should be the default state and as the individual gets older, it can choose to go 'outisde' the norm. The issue with what I just said of course is that it doesn't solve segregation.

I understand that the 'norm' is an offensive idea to a lot, but looking at humanity as a statistic, I can't help but see LGBT as a minority.
That doesn't mean they should be ignored, it just seems like a hard balance that I don't think everything should cater to them (since it's extra development and all)... but on the other hand how could you choose what would.

It's a hard feeling to express.

Our evolution as a society always starts with minorities.
The end of scientific opression, the end of slavery, the end of racism, the end of dictatorships.. etc, It all begins in the "minorities".
Only by exposing people to new ideas, can our society evolve to a more just and knowledgeable entity.
Hiding the "truth" just because it goes against the norm only promotes the stagnation and perpetuation of ignorance and ill defined dogmas.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on May 07, 2014, 02:14:01 PM
I get why Nintendo didn't include it. It's a sensitive subject in a lot of countries and by including same-sex relationships in the game Nintendo would have made a big statement even if they didn't intend to. Of course a big company like Nintendo would rather remain neutral.

It would have been nice though, if players had the option to date someone of the same gender in the game. It would have been nice of Nintendo to say: see this? Totally normal. No need to make a big deal out it.

It'd be a nice message to all the gay couples out there. And not just them. Their children too of course.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on May 07, 2014, 02:15:34 PM
Only by exposing people to new ideas, can our society evolve to a more just and knowledgeable entity.
Hiding the "truth" just because it goes against the norm only promotes the stagnation and perpetuation of ignorance and ill defined dogmas.

Hiding the truth? Is it really hiding the truth to not feature something?

This sounds like an advocate to having a checklist for everything which states that the following must be included in anything conceived:
- Black, asian and other minority
- Homosexual, gay, lesbian and transexual
- Tall, normal and short
- Fat, normal and slim
- Healthy, unhealthy and crippled
- Mentally sound and varying degree of the opposite
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on May 07, 2014, 02:17:14 PM
Well when you put it that way.. I guess they don't need to feature it(in your everyday game, however there are things to take into consideration in relation to Tomodachi Life).. But they openly said they didn't include it for other reasons, reasons that are more problematic than a simple oversight.

It's also problematic because of the nature of the game itself, it's a game about life where relationships and friendships are a major feature and homosexuality is not that uncommon.

They are just being cowards, plain and simple.

So basically my point is:
Games don't need to fulfill a list of bullet points HOWEVER
- It's a relevant discussion in this particular game due to it's nature


Also if they did include it, I don't think they would have to advertise it or show that they are defending any kind of cause.. It would be just a natural thing in the game, no fuss about it.. There are no politics or agendas involved. Just a plain old simple option.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on May 07, 2014, 02:59:56 PM
I think the idea of putting relationships in video games is stupid to begin with, gay/straight/bi-racial/anything. It gives no real representation of an actual relationship, only implying that having one will reward you with x item or y abilities. Games that add a focus on a relationship give no realistic view on said relationship. They are troublesome and difficult to maintain, requiring a tremendous amount of effort from both parties involved. Trivializing it in a video game is just sad in my opinion.


That being said, if no-heterosexual relationships are acceptable in society, they should be acceptable everywhere, video gqmes included.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 08, 2014, 01:15:20 PM
Ehh. Maybe they'll eventually put out some same sex DLC???

Not that I'd go for the game either way. Too much of that 'Social Interaction' crap, and I kinda wish I could live with out it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 09, 2014, 02:33:25 AM
http://gamasutra.com/blogs/ChristianNutt/20140508/217351/Understanding_Nintendos_Tomodachi_Life_problem.php

Well written post about it.  Indeed, the Tomodachi Life issue is complicated and the Nintendo PR response was "tone deaf" (I like that description for it)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 09, 2014, 05:03:12 PM
Nintendo apologizes for lack of same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=111303766&postcount=1) -- NeoGAF

This whole deal was unnecessary.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 09, 2014, 05:09:43 PM
Nintendo apologizes for lack of same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=111303766&postcount=1) -- NeoGAF

This whole deal was unnecessary.

I agree it went over the top and hit an 11, but I do think a better response in the first place could have saved them from a lot of headaches.

They should have said it was "too late" to implement a real programming change rather than "well, we like fun and quirky experiences in our games and not making a social comment! :D"

Ah well, I await the next big scandal. :P
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on May 09, 2014, 07:56:58 PM
An amusing opinion from one of my Twitter pals, and one I tend to agree with a bit:

Quote
I think people are missing a key issue in this whole Tomodachi Life thing. Who the hell wants to play with Miis anyway? They creep me out.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 09, 2014, 11:03:58 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2u5es1c.png)

The horror...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 09, 2014, 11:20:15 PM
An amusing opinion from one of my Twitter pals, and one I tend to agree with a bit:

Quote
I think people are missing a key issue in this whole Tomodachi Life thing. Who the hell wants to play with Miis anyway? They creep me out.

I remember thinking about this, but I like that the Mii's can be caricature'd really well. The Xbox avatars look so ...same-y. 

I actually love the things people have done with them !
http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/funny-best-mii-creations   
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on May 09, 2014, 11:28:01 PM
Well, I find both Miis and Xbox avatars friggin creepy.  So there!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 09, 2014, 11:31:06 PM
@Dice: Ganondorf and Ice Cube are the best ones there.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on May 10, 2014, 06:28:24 AM
An amusing opinion from one of my Twitter pals, and one I tend to agree with a bit:

Quote
I think people are missing a key issue in this whole Tomodachi Life thing. Who the hell wants to play with Miis anyway? They creep me out.

+1
I actually don't get the appeal of these "time wasters" as I would like to call it. Games with seemingly no purpose other than fuck around in. Like Animal Crossing.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on May 10, 2014, 11:14:09 AM
I don't know. I can see a purpose in Animal Crossing that you can get enjoyment from improving your situation.
But yeah, from what I read of TL, it's more akin to keeping ants and just looking at them.

EDIT: Saying that made me remember how 4 highest-level AI battle royal in Bomberman 64 was a blast to watch.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on May 14, 2014, 11:57:48 AM
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/13/5713440/xbox-one-no-kinect-release-date-price-microsoft

Shocked no one put this up yet.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yoda on May 15, 2014, 12:20:34 PM
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/13/5713440/xbox-one-no-kinect-release-date-price-microsoft

Shocked no one put this up yet.

That's awesome.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on May 17, 2014, 05:29:10 PM
I only just now heard about Ultra Street Fighter IV, as I don't really pay attention to fighting games. Capcom has really lost their minds. SF4 originally came out, what? 5 years ago? Either move on, or turn SF into a yearly updated franchise like Madden.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 17, 2014, 05:44:23 PM
^There's nothing wrong with a fighting game that has a strong community behind it getting updates.

After all this years there's still a decent chunk of people that play SFIV and want more of it. This is probably the last update though.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 17, 2014, 06:04:09 PM
Yeah, I mean, what do you do after Ultra, anyways? Outside of a patch or two, I doubt we'll see more of SF4 unless it's years down the line.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 17, 2014, 06:44:01 PM
Yeah, I mean, what do you do after Ultra, anyways? Outside of a patch or two, I doubt we'll see more of SF4 unless it's years down the line.

Ultra Street Fighter IV Alpha 2 Turbo Hyper Fighting Championship Edition HD-2.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 17, 2014, 06:57:43 PM
@Mickeymac92: They can do another Puzzle Fighter or Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix if they wanted. But the I doubt the Capcom of today would do it. ;_;
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Monsoon on May 17, 2014, 07:45:17 PM
I'm 99% sure Ultra's the end.  Most of the new characters have their models imported from other games (Sfexty, mostly) and the game has been out in various versions for six years.  I think there were six versions?  Arcade - console - Super - AE - AE2012 - Ultra.  Not counting the mobile or 3DS versions.  Really the only one of those updates that I consider significant was going from original console version to Super.  Ten characters, new modes, better online functionality and netcode; that was a good update.  The rest are only if you're hardcore into it.  I might pick up the $15 Ultra patch version eventually, since I do have AE-2012 currently, but it's not a high priority. 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on May 17, 2014, 10:55:48 PM
Well, I find both Miis and Xbox avatars friggin creepy.  So there!

Tomodachi Life is just the Sims with Miis. It looks dull.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 18, 2014, 12:31:19 AM
Well, I find both Miis and Xbox avatars friggin creepy.  So there!

Tomodachi Life is just the Sims with Miis. It looks dull.

Honestly think there's more hype about the controversy than the game's announced stateside release itself.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 18, 2014, 09:05:18 AM
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/ee03f1357b8e074a729edb24f29c0106/tumblr_mrvi6ohZmy1qm1tauo1_400.gif)

POKKéN - The Pokémon Fighting Game (May 2014) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmAZ7J7xxdE) -- Maximilian Dood, YouTube

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Pre-E3 Hype GIF: Microsoft Edition (http://a.pomf.se/bvoejd.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 18, 2014, 10:37:11 PM
^While that is a funny gif, I do have to admit none of those things would really make me consider an Xbox One. Then again, I keep forgetting why I have any interest in the PS4, so...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on May 19, 2014, 06:46:25 AM
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/ee03f1357b8e074a729edb24f29c0106/tumblr_mrvi6ohZmy1qm1tauo1_400.gif)

POKKéN - The Pokémon Fighting Game (May 2014) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmAZ7J7xxdE) -- Maximilian Dood, YouTube
That could be awesome if it turns out to be more than just rumor/speculation.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 19, 2014, 03:23:43 PM
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/ee03f1357b8e074a729edb24f29c0106/tumblr_mrvi6ohZmy1qm1tauo1_400.gif)

POKKéN - The Pokémon Fighting Game (May 2014) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmAZ7J7xxdE) -- Maximilian Dood, YouTube
That could be awesome if it turns out to be more than just rumor/speculation.

I hope so... Pokemon actually has a number of decent spinoffs on consoles, but im kinda sad we've seen nothing lately.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 21, 2014, 10:40:05 AM
Official Batman: Arkham Knight Gameplay Trailer -- "Evening the Odds" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q4U_QRcg84) -- Batman Arkham, YouTube
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 28, 2014, 05:40:06 AM
http://gematsu.com/2014/05/former-index-ceo-and-president-arrested-on-fraud-charges

A revisit to the continuing saga of Index's collapse.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 29, 2014, 02:36:09 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/05/29/gamecube-controller-adapter-announced-for-wii-u

URL says it all.  The Gamecube was my personal favourite, it fits so damn nicely in my hands.  Totally on this (and I seriously could NOT have played Smash Bros with the tablet)
(http://i.imgur.com/8IYHext.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on May 29, 2014, 03:32:32 PM
Not exactly news but: #blueshelled (http://youtu.be/4T3cAyfIBmw)

This why I like Nintendo: when they go for some unusual marketing it's actually pretty cool. No paying people to change their name, treating booth workers like cheap prostitutes or sending out illegal weapons to poor unsuspecting reviewers, just a neat song (filled with truth). Nice.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on May 29, 2014, 04:22:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8IYHext.gif)
I just quoted your picture because I love Sophia Bush.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 29, 2014, 05:00:57 PM
@Dice: Wait a minute. If it uses USB, that means that Dolphin can benefit from this controller?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on May 29, 2014, 05:09:32 PM
In theory, yes. Not just Dolphin either, of course. Looks like my Xbox 360 controller is going to have some competition :D

BTW I doubt this is just for Smash. I see a Virtual Gamecube in my crystal ball.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 29, 2014, 06:04:33 PM
In theory, yes. Not just Dolphin either, of course. Looks like my Xbox 360 controller is going to have some competition :D

BTW I doubt this is just for Smash. I see a Virtual Gamecube in my crystal ball.

I'm sure they could reaally use positive news like that.  Hell, GC had a ton of classics I'd love to bite into again, and E3 would be a damn fine way to get that out there.  I'm psyched as hell, for this, and especially if the USB can plug into PCs.... omg, I LOVe YOU NINTENDOOOOO
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on May 29, 2014, 06:07:51 PM
In theory, yes. Not just Dolphin either, of course. Looks like my Xbox 360 controller is going to have some competition :D

BTW I doubt this is just for Smash. I see a Virtual Gamecube in my crystal ball.

I'm sure they could reaally use positive news like that.  Hell, GC had a ton of classics I'd love to bite into again, and E3 would be a damn fine way to get that out there.  I'm psyched as hell, for this, and especially if the USB can plug into PCs.... omg, I LOVe YOU NINTENDOOOOO

Dicey you can get usb adapters to use gamecube controllers on PC on amazon for under 5 dollars.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 29, 2014, 07:34:48 PM
In theory, yes. Not just Dolphin either, of course. Looks like my Xbox 360 controller is going to have some competition :D

BTW I doubt this is just for Smash. I see a Virtual Gamecube in my crystal ball.

I'm sure they could reaally use positive news like that.  Hell, GC had a ton of classics I'd love to bite into again, and E3 would be a damn fine way to get that out there.  I'm psyched as hell, for this, and especially if the USB can plug into PCs.... omg, I LOVe YOU NINTENDOOOOO

Dicey you can get usb adapters to use gamecube controllers on PC on amazon for under 5 dollars.

Yes, but this might also mean new Gamecube controllers. I know mine's wearing out from years of abuse and neglect.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 29, 2014, 07:45:12 PM
In theory, yes. Not just Dolphin either, of course. Looks like my Xbox 360 controller is going to have some competition :D

BTW I doubt this is just for Smash. I see a Virtual Gamecube in my crystal ball.

I'm sure they could reaally use positive news like that.  Hell, GC had a ton of classics I'd love to bite into again, and E3 would be a damn fine way to get that out there.  I'm psyched as hell, for this, and especially if the USB can plug into PCs.... omg, I LOVe YOU NINTENDOOOOO

Dicey you can get usb adapters to use gamecube controllers on PC on amazon for under 5 dollars.

Yes, but this might also mean new Gamecube controllers. I know mine's wearing out from years of abuse and neglect.

Same story here, Smash Brothers has effectively ruined my good controllers [into 'normal' controllers]...
Still, I should have known there was an adapter out there for this stuff.  I don't do too much PC gaming to really look into it, but that's likely gonna change soon
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on May 30, 2014, 04:24:12 AM
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Yes, but this might also mean new Gamecube controllers. I know mine's wearing out from years of abuse and neglect.

PDP is going to release a GameCube-inspired controller for Wii U, so there's that. It hooks into Remote so it works with Wii games as well. It won't be very expensive either: just $25.

I wonder how expensive it would be for Nintendo to put the GameCube controller back in (limited) production.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on May 30, 2014, 07:46:30 AM
Well there are actually adapters for literally every official console controller out there.
Also Dice your 10000th post is upon us.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on May 30, 2014, 08:11:56 AM
Dice needs to equip Break Posts Cap.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 30, 2014, 09:08:32 AM
Every post from now on will be her 9999th post.

Too bad most trolls from here on will have millions of hate posts (or HP for short) and Internet bosses will have hundreds of billions.

Thus begins disk 2 of Final RPGFan-tasy MMXIV.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on May 30, 2014, 10:43:58 AM
Oh... speaking of RPGFantasy...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on June 04, 2014, 02:14:17 PM
This is pretty messed up

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/slender-man-stabbings-girls-12-accused-of-stabbing-friend-to-please-fictional-internet-character-9480386.html

Actually, different article that makes the girls sound even more psycho
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on June 16, 2014, 12:41:38 PM
http://www.grezzo.co.jp/jp/recruit_kinkyu/

Grezzo is looking to hire to make a new "Legend"....  High speculation that this might be the Majora's Mask remake that everyone and their mums wants.

...I'll be disappointed if a remake meant we didn't see the in-game graphics look like the artwork (a black-inky shadow filter)
(http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Zelda-Majoras-Mask-3D.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on June 16, 2014, 05:02:37 PM
http://online.wsj.com/articles/youtube-star-plays-videogames-earns-4-million-a-year-1402939896?mod=WSJ_hp_RightTopStories

Pewdie Pie (RN: Felix Kjellberg)
Popular LP Youtuber (plays literally just about everything/anything)
27 million subscribers
Usually his videos get over 1mil views

...and rakes in about 4 million/year doing so.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on June 16, 2014, 05:17:37 PM
We live in a world where someone can make 4 million dollars screaming at video games... I really have no idea how to feel about that. I want to be angry, but it's too hard to recognize where the anger ends and the jealousy begins.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on June 16, 2014, 05:55:37 PM
The influence he has on his audience is the only thing that's somewhat worrying about this guy.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on June 17, 2014, 06:19:27 AM
Not to mention the game industry. Youtube fodder is now a type of game.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Darilon on June 23, 2014, 04:59:51 AM
http://p-atlus.jp/pq/

There is a piece of Broccoli that pops up and if you click on it, it brings you to this page

http://sq-atlus.jp/

I dunno about everyone else but that tree, font and blue background behind the height measurement screams Etrian Odyssey to me. Maybe Untold 2  as when you keep climbing the tree it eventually says 2DX coming soon.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on June 23, 2014, 08:31:14 AM
http://p-atlus.jp/pq/

There is a piece of Broccoli that pops up and if you click on it, it brings you to this page

http://sq-atlus.jp/

I dunno about everyone else but that tree, font and blue background behind the height measurement screams Etrian Odyssey to me. Maybe Untold 2  as when you keep climbing the tree it eventually says 2DX coming soon.

That's my guess as well. Especially if you read it as EO2 DX.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on June 23, 2014, 04:39:09 PM
Pardon the double post, but this is one of those rare times its worth creating a new post for.

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/23/suikoden-creator-yoshitaka-murayama-working-new-project-targeted-west/

This has got to be the first piece of actual good news for Suikoden fans in like a decade.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on June 23, 2014, 04:46:37 PM
Interesting, but it always worries me when Japanese creators say they are making something with a Western audience in mind.

It ranges wildly from meaning "It won't be a slice of life anime type game" to "it has guns in it and everything is grey".
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on June 23, 2014, 05:12:38 PM
Interesting, but it always worries me when Japanese creators say they are making something with a Western audience in mind.

It ranges wildly from meaning "It won't be a slice of life anime type game" to "it has guns in it and everything is grey".

Or
(http://nviziados.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/nier-replicant-gestalt.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on June 23, 2014, 05:21:56 PM
Interesting, but it always worries me when Japanese creators say they are making something with a Western audience in mind.

It ranges wildly from meaning "It won't be a slice of life anime type game" to "it has guns in it and everything is grey".

Or
(http://nviziados.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/nier-replicant-gestalt.png)

To be fair, we did end up getting the better deal out of that package.


Either way though, just the fact that we're hearing from the guy behind the series doing something game related is a hell of a lot better than hearing that Konami has just contacted Tri-Ace to make a Suikoden game for them (because they don't remember how to make RPGs).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on June 23, 2014, 05:47:15 PM
Interesting, but it always worries me when Japanese creators say they are making something with a Western audience in mind.

It ranges wildly from meaning "It won't be a slice of life anime type game" to "it has guns in it and everything is grey".

Or
(http://nviziados.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/nier-replicant-gestalt.png)

To be fair, we did end up getting the better deal out of that package.


Either way though, just the fact that we're hearing from the guy behind the series doing something game related is a hell of a lot better than hearing that Konami has just contacted Tri-Ace to make a Suikoden game for them (because they don't remember how to make RPGs).

Oh I'll never deny that. 
Father-Daughter felt a billion times more real/honest... and less weird.

I feel like all Konami is doing these days is giving the MGS series all the money it wants.  Or my memory is failing me about what else is happeing.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on June 23, 2014, 08:03:22 PM
I feel like all Konami is doing these days is giving the MGS series all the money it wants.  Or my memory is failing me about what else is happeing.

Most of the business Konami does is stuff related to their territory.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on June 25, 2014, 12:30:05 PM
...HUH???

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/06/25/platinum-games-the-legend-of-korra-coming-in-2014

Without a doubt the most random collaboration I've heard in ages.  I think I'd be more excited if this didn't feel like a all-too-common cash-in on a TV-based game (PROVE ME WRONG, ALMIGHTY PLATINUM).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on June 25, 2014, 11:16:54 PM
Platinum takes a job out of any company that can fund the project for them, so from that point of view is not so weird seeing this happening. Still, I don't know how I should react to this even if I haven't seen the show yet.

This is most likely the only time Activision is gonna get my money though.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on June 25, 2014, 11:40:28 PM
I like how the 3DS version is a Turn-based Strategy game. Seriously, what?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on June 26, 2014, 12:25:36 AM
If the game ends up being bad then a lot of the blame is gonna fall in Activision's shoulders for being such a shitty publisher.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: kyuusei on June 26, 2014, 02:03:30 AM
Platinum makes fun shit though.

I keep hearing Korra the show is awful, but I never claimed to play MGRR for the story. =P
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on June 26, 2014, 02:28:48 AM
^The story in Rising is quite good. Most people don't put attention to it because they are too busy cutting everything in half or don't like to put attention to the stories in Metal Gear because "lol video games".
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: kyuusei on June 26, 2014, 09:09:05 PM
The story in MGRR was fine. It's just not the reason I played it.

I still went through all the codec convos though. I think people are often too lazy to do so and write off MG stories because they missed out on the codecs. That and the general wackiness. :P
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on June 26, 2014, 11:13:37 PM
^I'm sure if MGS would lack any kind awareness of what it is like The Last of Us did more people would like the series a bit more.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on June 30, 2014, 04:56:35 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/30/next-saga-game-going-slow-steady-says-series-creator/

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/30/rise-mana-producer-wants-release-next-major-mana-game-two-years/

While I'm not going to hold my breath for these, hearing some kind of murmurs from Squeenix is at least worth a post in this thread.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on June 30, 2014, 08:14:33 PM
How many pigs do I have to sacrifice to get a real Mana game again? :T

I feel like after Romancing SaGa PS2, I think that series should be laid to rest - end on a high note, you know? But I suppose if it's already in development, I might as well hope for the best.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on June 30, 2014, 09:28:53 PM
How many pigs do I have to sacrifice to get a real Mana game again? :T

I feel like after Romancing SaGa PS2, I think that series should be laid to rest - end on a high note, you know? But I suppose if it's already in development, I might as well hope for the best.

Why? Its not like the games are interconnected to each other and I suspect people either play the series for the obtuse game mechanics, because they keep thinking that the next game will be the sequel to Frontier 2, or because there aren't any other games that give players the ability to create a JRPG party consisting of a fairy, a doll, an elephant, a snowman, and Zoidberg.

Also Romancing PS2 was a remake of Romancing 1 on the SuperNES, and if anything, I'd love to see them remake Romancing SaGa 2. Beyond that (and not counting The Last Remnant, which was more or less a SaGa game in all but name and the fact that you controlled groups of people instead of individuals), you had the SaGa 2 and 3 remakes. The last new SaGa game to come out (again barring TLR and that Emperor's SaGa mobile collectible card game) was Unlimited SaGa over a decade ago.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on June 30, 2014, 09:37:40 PM
Wow, I really blanked out the rest of the series, huh? I just meant it seemed like Romancing SaGa was the best they could do with the series, and seeing they really tried with Unlimited only to fail harder than it ever had, I figured maybe it was time to try something new. I feel like the brand name has more stigma than anything else since...well, ever.

'Course, as you pointed out, they tried that with Last Remnant and it failed just as hard sales-wise, so maybe I'm fooling myself...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 01, 2014, 02:22:08 AM
Wow, I really blanked out the rest of the series, huh? I just meant it seemed like Romancing SaGa was the best they could do with the series, and seeing they really tried with Unlimited only to fail harder than it ever had, I figured maybe it was time to try something new. I feel like the brand name has more stigma than anything else since...well, ever.

'Course, as you pointed out, they tried that with Last Remnant and it failed just as hard sales-wise, so maybe I'm fooling myself...

The SaGa series has always been a niche series due to the fact that rather than following the formula popularized by FFs 1 and 3, it continued on FF2's legacy and did its own thing. Its a series that's built off of disregarding conventions like grinding when you might hit a roadblock or linear gameplay. The series' biggest problem though has always been the transparency of the information presented to you, which makes penetrating the game that much more difficult. For instance, did you know that in SaGa Frontier 1, increases in stats are prioritized in Human characters over Mystics? Or that the games employ a hidden challenge rating that rises as you fight (something that even FF2 had to a limited extent; though it didn't rise with combat but with plot progression instead)? That's why Romancing PS2 was probably the best game since it actually told you a lot of that stuff and made it easier to control character advancement.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on July 01, 2014, 09:43:06 AM
I would kill babies for another SaGa Frontier game, especially more like the first game's environment of mixed high tech/low tech areas. Maybe make it a bit more focused on one character though, with side stories on the other character or something. I always felt that the biggest grievance with the SaGa games was a lack of focus with some of the other heroes, so just make a solid main hero and when you meet new side characters, give players the option of going through their simple story up to that point. I feel that would make for a great play mechanic.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 01, 2014, 08:22:33 PM
If I'm reading it right, that sounds like something Sonic Adventure did, that I always wondered why no one else emulated in a better game...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on July 02, 2014, 03:40:50 PM
Finnish Hearthstone Tournament Prohibits Women From Competing (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/135836-Finnish-Hearthstone-Tournament-Prohibits-Women-From-Competing)

"IeSF is a global organization based in South Korea with the aim to promote e-sports as a "true sport." By doing so, it divides tournaments into male and female competitions."

That's just sad, both the Sputh-Korean organisation behind that world championship and organisation in Finland playing along like there is nothing they can do about it.



Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on July 02, 2014, 03:44:27 PM
Yep, saw that earlier. So fucking stupid.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 02, 2014, 04:20:52 PM
People making life more complicated than it needs to be....  For fuck's sake... :/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on July 02, 2014, 04:22:37 PM
Have Blizzard come out with a statement on this yet? I get that it's an independent organization, but it would be nice for them to speak out about this kind of shit.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yoda on July 02, 2014, 04:26:49 PM
I'd like to announce the First Annual Hearstone Pro-Am Memorial for Ladies at Yoda's Apartment.

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 02, 2014, 05:06:59 PM
People making life more complicated than it needs to be....  For fuck's sake... :/

That's how I feel also...
I want to be paid to be a Finnish eSports Federation lobbyist.
Some people get paid to do the most asinine things.

Is there anything preventing them from just... you know... not do what they say?
I mean, what can they do?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on July 02, 2014, 05:13:12 PM
Have Blizzard come out with a statement on this yet? I get that it's an independent organization, but it would be nice for them to speak out about this kind of shit.

I don't think they have, but I guess they will release a statement soon now that the news is kinda going viral.

And like Dice, I don't understand why this needs to be so complicated. It's a cardgame. You can reach a high level of play as long as you got a decent brain, atleast one working eye and one hand with a functional finger to click things with. What does gender have to do with that? Japanese cartoons about children's cardgames are more progressive than this...

Quote
Is there anything preventing them from just... you know... not do what they say?
I mean, what can they do?

Worst case a woman wins the Finnish tournament, but isn't allowed to go on to the international matches Which could be kinda bad for the Finnish organisation since money is involved, but on the other hand, wouldn't a good reputation be worth more?

(BTW I competed in a women's Tetris competition once at an animecon. Felt really bad about it afterwards, because it wasn't so much as a competition for women as it was a one for 'girlfriends of gamers who kinda know how to hold a controller and want to play a game, too, but not one of those violent ones, maybe some nice puzzle game or something'. I absolutely crushed the other players. Finals were over in less than a minute. So, if I were a professional Hearthstone player, I'd want to compete with the best, no matter what their gender is. If I weren't competing against men and remained in a special little league (that doesn't even exist!), I doubt I would be taken very seriously as a professional gamer.)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on July 02, 2014, 05:49:31 PM
One of the highest level Hearthstone players is a girl. Hafu. Its so stupid.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on July 03, 2014, 03:23:24 AM
Had to look her up, but...

"If you had a card designed after you, what would it do?

Hafu — An 8 Mana 1/1 with Battlecry: Pick any card in your opponent's deck and play it. >: )"

That's so evil! Love it >:D

(Of course it would never be made because it would give you the advantage of being able to view your opponents entire deck, but still, I love copying/stealing cards :D )

Edit: And she has an army of penguins! That's so cute 0_0

Edit 2: Goed things happened: http://www.polygon.com/2014/7/3/5867015/international-esports-federation-reverses-gender-segregation-policy

 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 03, 2014, 05:40:15 PM
The 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders Q & A (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/stock/meeting/140627qa/index.html) -- Nintendo
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yoda on July 07, 2014, 11:15:17 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/08/ken-levine-wishes-he-could-still-make-bioshock-vita?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on July 07, 2014, 11:34:33 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/08/ken-levine-wishes-he-could-still-make-bioshock-vita?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

Holy crap, I'm suddenly ten times more interested than I ever was in this game that will never exist.  Damn you.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 09, 2014, 12:42:31 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/08/tales-phantasia-removed-ios-devices/

And so Bandai has decided its time to go home and took their ball with them.

Apple Shenanigans may also be afoot.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 09, 2014, 12:51:10 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/08/tales-phantasia-removed-ios-devices/

And so Bandai has decided its time to go home and took their ball with them.

Apple Shenanigans may also be afoot.

Good riddance.  It was the worst version of the game with a dubious "always online" requirement (making it unplayable if you didn't have an internet connection).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 09, 2014, 01:32:18 AM
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On this date, the app and all associated services will become unusable. This includes In-App Purchase items already purchased and save data.

I can't even find the words on how scummy this is.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on July 09, 2014, 06:54:34 AM
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On this date, the app and all associated services will become unusable. This includes In-App Purchase items already purchased and save data.

I can't even find the words on how scummy this is.
And this is the reason why the cloud sucks generally speaking (especially for always on stuff), because your ability to access the cloud is entirely dependent on a company feeling like giving you access.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 11, 2014, 07:26:42 AM
So a Nintendo Direct went down in Japan and nothing of value was mentioned (unless you care about JP release dates).


Geno Edit: On no guys.... Now what are to do with our XBones? (http://gematsu.com/2014/07/microsoft-closes-xbox-television-studio) (http://fi.somethingawful.com/images/smilies/emot-geno.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 25, 2014, 03:24:15 AM
TL;DR Patch Notes: A New Dawn - League of Legends (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzHPzDRxU48&index=1&list=UUxr4pvu8x4kkk5hshl1L4fA)

"A quick rundown of the newest cinematic cause we all know we don't have time for watching."

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Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire (http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/24/googles-1b-purchase-of-twitch-confirmed-joins-youtube-for-new-video-empire/) -- VB / GamesBeat

"Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter."
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 25, 2014, 08:40:51 AM
Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire (http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/24/googles-1b-purchase-of-twitch-confirmed-joins-youtube-for-new-video-empire/) -- VB / GamesBeat

"Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter."

WTF ??! That's terrible news.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 25, 2014, 08:49:34 AM
Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire (http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/24/googles-1b-purchase-of-twitch-confirmed-joins-youtube-for-new-video-empire/) -- VB / GamesBeat

"Google has signed a deal to buy game-livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, confirmed sources familiar with the matter."

Wait...yup, there went my heart...

I mean, I don't watch streams a lot, but Twitch is...Twitch. It's a pretty big thing, and the last couple of big things Google got they didn't do so well with. Definitely not looking forward to this...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 25, 2014, 10:21:30 AM
Sometimes I feel like the only one thinking, "Hey, uh... I know it's not a monopoly, but maybe we should stop Google from getting a foot in EVERY door?"
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 25, 2014, 10:32:26 AM
Sometimes I feel like the only one thinking, "Hey, uh... I know it's not a monopoly, but maybe we should stop Google from getting a foot in EVERY door?"

Google will clearly have the monopoly on media streaming with this.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 25, 2014, 01:24:19 PM
It can't be a monopoly when there are pleny of other options.

The problem here is that the other options currently suck...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 25, 2014, 01:40:07 PM
It can't be a monopoly when there are pleny of other options.

The problem here is that the other options currently suck...

It's a monopoly if you control over 50% of the market.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 25, 2014, 01:54:59 PM
It can't be a monopoly when there are pleny of other options.

The problem here is that the other options currently suck...

It's a monopoly if you control over 50% of the market.

I can't find anywhere that says that. The dictionary says that it's "The exclusive control of a commodity or service", though I do know that different governments define it differently. I've tried reading the US anti-trust laws before and even the Quick notes were confusing as hell...

So...source plz?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on July 25, 2014, 02:21:15 PM
It's a monopoly if you control over 50% of the market.

No.  That's just wrong.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 25, 2014, 02:47:00 PM
It's a monopoly if you control over 50% of the market.

No.  That's just wrong.

It's right according to Canada media laws (and 50% is overly generous - it's either 45% or 35%)

(*sniff sniff* I know nobody cares about ours laws ;_;)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on July 26, 2014, 07:17:40 AM
It's a monopoly if you control over 50% of the market.

No.  That's just wrong.

It's right according to Canada media laws (and 50% is overly generous - it's either 45% or 35%)

(*sniff sniff* I know nobody cares about ours laws ;_;)
Just checked the Canadian laws and it seems you are right.....no one cares about Canadian laws, not even you. :p Based on what I found, Canadian law does not define monopoly (definition was deleted in 1985) since Canadian law apparently don't care if you are a monopoly, only whether you abuse a dominant position (which you can have even if you aren't a monopoly, and you can be a monopoly and not abuse your position). Source 1 (http://www.acc.com/legalresources/publications/topten/canadian-competition-act.cfm), Source 2 (http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-34/page-1.html?texthighlight=monopoly#s-2.)

....Wait how'd we get on this topic?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 26, 2014, 10:02:15 AM
It's a monopoly if you control over 50% of the market.

No.  That's just wrong.

It's right according to Canada media laws (and 50% is overly generous - it's either 45% or 35%)

(*sniff sniff* I know nobody cares about ours laws ;_;)
Just checked the Canadian laws and it seems you are right.....no one cares about Canadian laws, not even you. :p Based on what I found, Canadian law does not define monopoly (definition was deleted in 1985) since Canadian law apparently don't care if you are a monopoly, only whether you abuse a dominant position (which you can have even if you aren't a monopoly, and you can be a monopoly and not abuse your position). Source 1 (http://www.acc.com/legalresources/publications/topten/canadian-competition-act.cfm), Source 2 (http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-34/page-1.html?texthighlight=monopoly#s-2.)

....Wait how'd we get on this topic?

Because nobody wanted to trade me Park Place for the Waterworks. >:(
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on July 26, 2014, 10:25:49 AM
It just occurred to me that American monopoly boards probably don't use London streets as the properties.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 26, 2014, 11:13:53 AM
It just occurred to me that American monopoly boards probably don't use London streets as the properties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly_%28game%29#UK_version

Probably the closest for you.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on July 27, 2014, 08:09:16 AM
Because nobody wanted to trade me Park Place for the Waterworks. >:(

That's because nobody else wanted to play Monopoly because it is a horrible game that was designed as a teaching tool about how land ownership/rent is horrible and how we need to switch over to a flat fee for land (that part has sort of been cut). I'll never understand how that game became so freaking popular. >.>
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 27, 2014, 10:13:44 PM
Because nobody wanted to trade me Park Place for the Waterworks. >:(

That's because nobody else wanted to play Monopoly because it is a horrible game that was designed as a teaching tool about how land ownership/rent is horrible and how we need to switch over to a flat fee for land (that part has sort of been cut). I'll never understand how that game became so freaking popular. >.>

Probably because, outside of Risk and short of Othello and Stratego, its one of the few boardgames that Parker Bros.(too lazy; didn't verify) released that people over the age of 12 could play without getting so board that they'd run to their local comic book shop/book store and drop $50 on Settlers of Catan or something more intellectually stimulating.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on July 27, 2014, 11:40:48 PM
Monopoly really isn't a bad game if you actually play it correctly.  I swear, 99% of people add all these shitty "house rules" that totally break the game balance and make it so that the game never ends.  If you play it by the rules in the rulebook (and nothing else) a game of Monopoly should only take like an hour, tops.

I still wouldn't say it's a great game but that's because it's very luck-based.  Half the game is just where you happen to land on the first trip around the board.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yoda on July 28, 2014, 12:05:07 PM
Beautiful PS4 up for auction

(http://media1.gameinformer.com/filestorage/CommunityServer.Components.SiteFiles/imagefeed/featured/gameinformer2014/news/gaystation/Gaystation610.jpg)

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/07/28/rainbow-gaystation-4-being-auctioned-for-charity.aspx
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on July 28, 2014, 09:35:17 PM
Gust being absorbed into Koei Tecmo (http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/07/28/merger-between-koei-tecmo-and-gust-announced/)

Of course Koei Tecmo has owned Gust since 2011, but they nevertheless operated as a largely independent subsidiary.  It sounds like after this Gust as we know it will cease to exist and Gust's staff will be merged into the rest of Koei Tecmo.  There will still be a Gust brand, but it remains to be seen exactly what they're going to do with it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on July 29, 2014, 07:23:36 AM
Gust being absorbed into Koei Tecmo (http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/07/28/merger-between-koei-tecmo-and-gust-announced/)

Of course Koei Tecmo has owned Gust since 2011, but they nevertheless operated as a largely independent subsidiary.  It sounds like after this Gust as we know it will cease to exist and Gust's staff will be merged into the rest of Koei Tecmo.  There will still be a Gust brand, but it remains to be seen exactly what they're going to do with it.
Well article says that the Gust developmental department will be kept alive, so I take that as there is now going to be a Gust team in Koei Tecmo. So this news doesn't sound too horrible for the immediate future.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 30, 2014, 09:20:03 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/07/30/breath-fire-6-launches-spring-2015-ios-android-browsers/

A reminder that this is still in the process of becoming an actual thing.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 30, 2014, 09:47:00 PM
^You know, the last two years of seeing people getting salty over iOS games I figured out that being mad at them is as pointless as being mad at MMOs in the long run.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 31, 2014, 01:34:53 PM
I'm less mad about it being an iOS game and more mad that it's an online, possibly social-based RPG, which tend to be really lame almost by their very definition. If they were actually putting effort into it as a singleplayer RPG, I'd probably be okay with it. RPGs tend to play decently with touch interfaces, since they usually don't require intense precision anyways.

EDIT: Or maybe I'm wrong. I see the Wikia page was recently updated and now it sounds...different from what I expected, though I'll still need a few more details. I guess I'll withhold judgment until I at least see some gameplay (and not just battles. What I'm worried about is how you travel)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 04, 2014, 11:18:49 PM
Batman Is Everything Wrong With Square Enix (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/9617-Batman-Is-Everything-Wrong-With-Square-Enix) -- The Escapist

For a guy that I assume gets paid to essentially bitch about other's people work every week, he sometimes seems to have way too much fun putting as much teasing as he can to bring negative reaction from 'fanboys' (whatever that word even means nowadays) to his videos.

More often than not I have a hard time agreeing with Jim, but here he's just one of those guys who either loves his own bullshit too much or is ignoring that SQEX's problems started back in the last few years of Squaresoft's life along with the risk a company like SQEX today can put themselves in if one of their big releases doesn't do the numbers they need or expect to keep their business alive, and that's without mentioning the mess they make out of their development cycle for those for big releases.

But hey, seeing that Batman figure as an allegory and yet another reason to keep disliking SQEX is more fun in the long run instead. From where I'm sitting though this is a misguided attempt at being clever, and people are buying it.

Now, I don't really care about SQEX and much less about its audience, but this boner people have for hating on SQEX for "tarnishing its own legacy" it got to the point to be cartoonishly entertaining if you see it from a certain perspective.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on August 05, 2014, 12:14:53 AM
I actually agree with a lot of what Jim says in the videos I've seen...but than again, I only watch his videos when it's a subject where I'd actually value his opinion.

So basically I've only watched 10 of his videos.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 05, 2014, 04:06:04 PM
^I've seen Jim's "work" on gaming sites for a few years now. While he's proud being so full of shit sometimes, in other cases he's on point.

You are always going to agree with him though if you are pro-consumer above all else. For me however is hard to agree with him because he's not the guy who sees the big picture, he just takes all the hate that comes out of gaming sites and condenses that into one video and people love it.

All of what he said in the video I linked for example is the exact same thing SQEX "fans" (put emphasis on those quotation marks) have said for 15 years now. He's not saying the truth, he's not being clever, he's only saying what some people want to hear and is pathetic.

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(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ FUCK YES! IT'S HAPPENING!!

Hopefully Capcom does a good job porting REmake. Still, I'm super excited about this!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on August 05, 2014, 05:53:04 PM
I completely agree with the video actually.  I think it's the FF series in general that keeps finding it necessary to be the NEXT BIG, BEST, BETTER, BUILDING PINNACLE for gaming that it's just kinda...saturating itself.

I'm really cautiously optimistic for FF15, but (judging from gameplay and brief story snippets) I feel like we're getting more flash and pazazz than something more down to earth.

That Batman figure is incredibly ostentatious; it might look cool on some level, but it really whizzes by one's head how that's a version of Batman.  It's interesting, but kinda really tacky.

...he just takes all the hate that comes out of gaming sites and condenses that into one video and people love it.


Eh.  There's a peculiar trend with a lot of popular media right now.  Cinema Sins, Jim, Yahtzee, Gordon Ramsey, Simon Cowell, etc.  Bad/mean reviews tend to cause more debate and are a lot more fun than some person just bragging about how 'great' something is.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 05, 2014, 06:47:29 PM
^I've said this before many times; Any company with long-running franchises reaches a point of saturation. How that saturation from that point on is handled by the company is their own business to take care of.

For as much as people like to disagree with me, this is not about saying how great X things is, is about appreciating the big picture and cutting the crap with sensationalistic bullshit.

But, of course people is gonna agree with Jim. He knows what people likes to hear, so good for him for making a living out of that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on August 05, 2014, 07:46:02 PM
I think it's more than that.  The guy is a good writer and tends to make a good argument for what's he talking about.  Anyone can and has made the same basic premise that he has, but he usually makes clever/witty points that are much more entertaining than just the message itself.  Maybe it's click-bait, maybe it is indeed his own feelings on it.  Also, I'm not sure how many people equated "Play Arts Batman by Nomura" as an analogy for the "current Square Enix state" ---- cuz otherwise a lot of people have already just complained about the latter and former separately.  I tip my hat off to the guy, I think he's a great persona for VG commentary and someone I find amusing and pretty insightful (i.e.; thinking things I never thought myself).

I remember liking his talk about "Sexual Failing".  Less about the sexy bits and more about the simplicity of some video game relationships and sex-scenes (Friend Zone is a debate for another day).  But same thing here; agree or not, he knows how to write a good sentence or two.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/8300-Sexual-Failing

< * Was in School's Debate Club*

EDIT: And true a lot of companies fall into sequel-saturation.  I don't have much to say about that other than "fuck greed" cuz that's all it is: Milking a cash cow dry.  But it works so often...  But apparently there's also over 100 movie sequels being in the works.  Shit sells, people buy it.  Whattya'gunna'do?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 05, 2014, 09:17:43 PM
^Is the context in which he presents his content that makes his videos compelling. The best I get out of his work is entertainment. The guy is funny, but I don't take whatever his point of view is at face value since I know there's more going on than what he's talking about in his videos. Not to mention that I've seen Jim going full retard before saying some things I find hard to believe someone like him would say.

In any case, is not my intention to give a bad impression and seem like I'm dense over this. In my opinion I've seen other people way better than him doing pretty much the same type of content Jim does but without the noise that can come from him in some occasions.

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"After seven years, Justin.tv has been shut down."
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on August 05, 2014, 10:49:00 PM
Oh, I remember Justin.tv. It sucked. Good riddance.

Also, I'll admit that Jim's shtick is that he's a consumer advocate, but, well...that's kind of a really good thing, if you ask me. I'm honestly tired of people making excuses for companies, especially when they do things that aren't exactly consumer-friendly. Sure, Jim could be giving more of the other side of the coin, but I think the PR groups will do plenty of that already - seriously, damage control is a big part of their job, so why should someone else do their job for them?

Still, I'm sure that he's said stupid stuff and I highly suggest never taking anybody at face value, let alone a talking head like Sterling. I'm sure you know that already, though. :P Also, I really can't stand his other shtick where he's all "full of himself", especially since it never seems to mesh with the rest of the video from what I've seen.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on August 05, 2014, 11:11:55 PM
Now, I don't really care about SQEX and much less about its audience, but this boner people have for hating on SQEX for "tarnishing its own legacy" it got to the point to be cartoonishly entertaining if you see it from a certain perspective.

re: I don't think Square has much of a legacy to tarnish, and selling games more on audio-visual prowess and production values over actually being quality games has always been there modus operandi. The company's problem isn't that they've somehow changed -- it's that they're still trying to sell RPGs solely on the merit of being really pretty in an era where that doesn't work.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 05, 2014, 11:56:45 PM
^I remember some of the staff at SQEX talking for a bit how big was the hole they got into for focusing in graphics and audio for such a long time. They couldn't really say that they were doing the wrong thing with their games though. For as much shit people like to throw at them, the way many of their projects turn out being were real miracles by how decent they were considering the development cycle of stuff like Kingdom Hearts II, FFXII and XIII to give quick examples.

A lot of gamers don't care to learn about the work and creative process of these projects, and in more than one case I end up looking at stuff like XIII in a different light because I bothered to learn about the game. But nope fuck that, I'm wrong because the game is linear and dumb as shit according to the keen-eyed wisdom of the gaming community. :p
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 06, 2014, 12:01:46 AM
It's not because you ate diamonds that in the end, it doesn't come out as shit.

=P

Myself, I look at SE as a big corporation. I work in a big corporation and I know how everything goes to shit for various reasons.
The economic reality is pretty much that big corp can't make anything nice.
When a company goes public, that's when you can be sure everything will turn to shit.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on August 06, 2014, 02:16:22 AM
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^I've said this before many times; Any company with long-running franchises reaches a point of saturation. How that saturation from that point on is handled by the company is their own business to take care of.

But here's the thing, when their way of handling it is (part) consumer blaming, consumers have every right to complain.

Triple A publishers love to play the 'we give fans what they want card' and while it's not completely without merit (fans are eager to buy something they are familiar with), in the end it's still impossible to know exactly what fans want. Square Enix only saw part of the picture for over a decade. If Nintendo hadn't taken care of Bravely Default, there's a good chance they'd still think pretty pictures and wellknown characters all people care about. And then it would still be the consumers' fault for not noticing whatever fancy title they put out next.

The way I see it, Square Enix wanted the world to be a place where they could impress gamers with shiny images and flashy FMVs over and over again. They wanted to be the company that made games that made our jaws drop. They had to believe that is what we wanted.

It's pretty delusional, but I think a lot of Japanese companies are that way. I feel like The Last Unicorn's Molly Grue whenever Hideo Baba shows up at an European convention. I waited to long! I'm old now. Where was the Tales serie when I was a teen and desperately wanted to play the newest installments? Where was Namco all those years?

Oh yeah, it was in Japan, telling themselves people outside of the country couldn't possibly understand or enjoy the games they were making.

Fuck that.

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A lot of gamers don't care to learn about the work and creative process of these projects, and in more than one case I end up looking at stuff like XIII in a different light because I bothered to learn about the game. But nope fuck that, I'm wrong because the game is linear and dumb as shit according to the keen-eyed wisdom of the gaming community. :p

It's good to delve deeper, but Final Fantasy XIII is what Square Enix sold us. That is what we got for our money and what was supposed to entertain us all on its own. While I enjoyed the game, I can imagine many were disappointed. Linearity doesn't have to be a bad thing and storywise it would be weird to give players a lot of freedom, but it's a good idea to make players forget they're following a set path for most of the game. Look at Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter. You're also running from the government and thus following a set path, but that path has hidden areas and many different types of encounters. The game may be linear but there's still a lot to explore. What does Final Fantasy XIII do? Eh, it has some extremely basic puzzles (OMG, switches!) and lovely backgrounds, I guess?

And in all honestly, the bullshit that went on behind the scenes makes me wonder why Final Fantasy XIII didn't turn out worse. It's a miracle the game turned out to be so decent. But that doesn't make me appreciate the game more. It makes me a little angry. When your head is so far up your nicely rendered arse, you don't need a miracle that confirms your head is fine exactly where it is.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 06, 2014, 03:22:37 AM
I feel like The Last Unicorn's Molly Grue whenever Hideo Baba shows up at an European convention. I waited to long! I'm old now. Where was the Tales serie when I was a teen and desperately wanted to play the newest installments? Where was Namco all those years?

Oh yeah, it was in Japan, telling themselves people outside of the country couldn't possibly understand or enjoy the games they were making.

Fuck that.

Couldn't possibly understand or enjoy the games they were making? lol what? That's hilarious. (*≧▽≦)ノシ))

That's like saying that Tekken is too complex for someone in the West to understand and play it. You have to be really up there in the clouds to come up with something like that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on August 06, 2014, 06:03:42 AM
It seriously kind of baffles them we like their 'very Japanese' games so much. We're supposed to like Call of Duty and GTA, because those titles sell millions of copies within 24 ours of release. JRPGs don't, so we don't like them, right?

(It's actually something I noticed with a lot of Japanese guests at Dutch anime conventions (they have panels/lectures on Japanese history and culture as well as the regular anime/manga/games stuff): they have no idea western people can be interested in their culture beyond the 'OMG, that's so exotic' bit. One the guest who gave a few lectures on kimono thought everyone in the audience was christian and therefore would never be able to grasp the concept of Shinto.)

Fortunately, some companies put in some effort and send producers and directors to Europe and North-America to talk to fans. Some of the big decisions Namco Bandai made regarding the Tales series in the past few years were a direct result of them actually getting into contact with fans. Dual audio (or no English dub at all!), releasing Hearts R, hurrying the fuck up with new installments... So, yeah, while I do complain about them being late, they're actually doing a great job and I really hope this new strategy continues to work for them.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on August 12, 2014, 09:47:41 AM
What happens when you put two of the industry's worst decision makers together?

Rise of the Tomb Raider becomes an XBox One exclusive, that's what. I hope the backlash puts an end to that decision fairly quickly. That being said, I hope people don't think that some kind of boycott is the answer. In fact, if everyone buys Temple of Osiris on PS4, that would help immensely I think.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on August 12, 2014, 10:52:04 AM
I'm not big on either game, but Temple of Osiris definitely interests me more.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 12, 2014, 11:36:07 AM
I don't really mind...

Exclusivity with Xbox doesn't tend to be something written in stone, all that depends in how definitive the arrangement went. So maybe in the future a rerelease happens.

Though, it seems counterproductive right now not releasing Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC.

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At least there's people having fun with this. :)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 12, 2014, 12:56:01 PM
I don't really mind...

Exclusivity with Xbox doesn't tend to be something written in stone, all that depends in how definitive the arrangement went. So maybe in the future a rerelease happens.

Though, it seems counterproductive right now not releasing Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC.

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At least there's people having fun with this. :)

He put it better than I could have.

I'm just amused that Microsoft still believes that this strategy isn't a bad idea.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on August 12, 2014, 01:50:08 PM
On Jim Sterling:

I understand that he needs to put a video out regularly and as such he needs to find material for each video, but it seems like he's picking and interpreting the facts to fit his narrative rather than extrapolating and coming to logical conclusions by examining said facts.

Let's take the Batman video, for instance. The thing one has to keep in mind is that Japan, like the U.S., have a very limited view of overseas culture. The only thing the normal Japanese citizen knows about American culture is what they see in movies and media. So if a large company, say Square Enix, wants their product to do well in the states, they look at the media trends and direction. One doesn't have to think too hard, then, to find that their pattern recognition is going to latch on to the obvious cues: overly detailed transforming robots (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformers:_Age_of_Extinction), overplayed stories about time travel and duality (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men:_Days_of_Future_Past), pretentious love stories that dramatize and romanticize illnesses or other undesirable traits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fault_in_Our_Stars_(film)), easily accessible games that we can pick up and play and put down at a whim (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty), etc. They have a decent idea about the difference in American design sensibilities (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/JSA_81.jpg) as compared to those of Japan (http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/tru_prod_images/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Metal-Build--pTRU1-14918136dt.jpg). They know that there is a niche for the latter, but that is not where mass market appeal lies.

Note that none of these are bad so much as they are a one-dimensional distillation of what they think we like. If we were to go with Sterling's postulate (that more detail = worse design) then the 1960s Batman would be the perfect Batman design - not that there's anything wrong with the 60s Batman, I just don't think anyone misses the costume. You see the same thing in American culture: look at Teen Titans Go, it has everything people seem to love about anime: overly cutesy characters that have giant googly eyes, slice of life events that make almost no sense even in context, wild character personalities that clash with each other on a very basic level, the works - and it will still have its fans because it is going where the market trends are. Square Enix only failed badly on their games in the Western front because they tried to do a deep, cerebral RPG that had the same accessibility as a FPS, which can't be done, or at least is very hard to pull off. By comparison, almost none of America's market trends have even a dint from traditional JRPGs like Tales or Bravely Default, so it'd be natural for the thought of releasing these games stateside to give their respective publishers pause - they think of them as investments, first and foremost.

His relationship video also does this - it just seems like contrived pandering. If he's saying that video games only represent an overly simplified version of real life - well, yeah, that's the point. Saying that it distorts real life expectations is much like if I made the argument that, because of progression systems in RPGs and games with RPG-like systems, people think that training and becoming more healthy and fit is a very simple affair, and not something that requires time, effort, and work. If one were to play a game that required constant gym time over the span of a year in order to get marginally stronger, then one would be better off going to the gym himself and training his actual body rather than watching a video game character do it on a screen. By the same token, if Sterling wants games to portray relationships as they are in real life - with all the minutia and subtle cues intact - then the player of that game might as well go and try to find an actual relationship (for the record, two games I recall that do this - The Darkness and GTA: San Andreas - were boring as hell during those little sections where you do those little everyday activities with your significant other; they were good for character building, but that doesn't make them any less boring).

The fact that he chose a game series like Mass Effect, that has one of the BETTER portrayal of relationships - both between friends and partners - in the game industry, shows that he either didn't do the research or didn't think it through - he just had an ax to grind, or wanted to get page views from the sensitive individuals. In Mass Effect 2, jumping directly into a sexual relationship with someone was portrayed quite glaringly obviously as the WRONG thing to do, and you closed off that character's development and prevented her from coming to terms with her trauma if you did so. In Mass Effect 3, you could have sex with Cortez or be his good friend - either way you could help him come to terms with his late husband's death, and I enjoyed being able to help him in a way that didn't end in me boning him out of depression. Sterling also does not take into account current technological limitations that prevent relationships - both friendly and romantic - from being strictly linear affairs for both men AND women when portrayed in a game, so his attempts to portray the entire affair as some form of sexism or misogyny feels extremely off-base.

tldr - Jim Sterling uses the information he has to forward his opinion rather than coming to a logical conclusion from said information, and that's poor form. He thinks that his ideas are unique and he is a maverick, when in reality his ideas are stupid and he is an asshole.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on August 12, 2014, 04:47:15 PM
http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/94529480860/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-update

They updated their blog with an explanation as to why they went exclusive to the xbone, though they said nothing real about why they chose ms. Obviously microsoft threw them tons of money and they chose money over morales.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 12, 2014, 05:14:21 PM
http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/94529480860/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-update

They updated their blog with an explanation as to why they went exclusive to the xbone, though they said nothing real about why they chose ms. Obviously microsoft threw them tons of money and they chose money over morales.

lol @morales

The choice is more about whether to cast a wider net for profits or not. Morals will only come into play if they decide to break the contract ahead of time because of the game bombing due to poor availability, or something to that effect.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on August 12, 2014, 05:20:56 PM
I thought PS4 was winning the sales-war then. 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on August 12, 2014, 05:23:38 PM
http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/94529480860/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-update

They updated their blog with an explanation as to why they went exclusive to the xbone, though they said nothing real about why they chose ms. Obviously microsoft threw them tons of money and they chose money over morales.

lol @morales

The choice is more about whether to cast a wider net for profits or not. Morals will only come into play if they decide to break the contract ahead of time because of the game bombing due to poor availability, or something to that effect.
....been a long day.

But regardless of terrible spelling mistakes, my comment was based on their entire statement about going with the company who had faith in their project and other fabuloys bullshit. Sony's backed them for some...15 years now? Tomb raider has been (poorly) made for playstation for years and always does alright,even as such a sucky title with horrible controls and terrible gameplay. This entire statement they released is bullshit and everyone but them is aware that we know it...including Morales. But yeah, I think if they simply said MS paid us boatloads to make it for xbone only, far fewer people would be offended.

@Dice Furthering my point that this is entirely because they were paid to make it exclusive.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on August 12, 2014, 05:28:24 PM
Kind of a repeat of lots of early 360 exclusives then.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on August 12, 2014, 05:43:08 PM
Quote
Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past...

The first half: I almost feel just fessing up to an obvious truth would have about 1,000% less bullshit than this.
The second half: That just sounds stupid
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 12, 2014, 06:35:54 PM
http://tombraider.tumblr.com/post/94529480860/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-update

They updated their blog with an explanation as to why they went exclusive to the xbone, though they said nothing real about why they chose ms. Obviously microsoft threw them tons of money and they chose money over morales.

lol @morales

The choice is more about whether to cast a wider net for profits or not. Morals will only come into play if they decide to break the contract ahead of time because of the game bombing due to poor availability, or something to that effect.
....been a long day.

But regardless of terrible spelling mistakes, my comment was based on their entire statement about going with the company who had faith in their project and other fabuloys bullshit. Sony's backed them for some...15 years now? Tomb raider has been (poorly) made for playstation for years and always does alright,even as such a sucky title with horrible controls and terrible gameplay. This entire statement they released is bullshit and everyone but them is aware that we know it...including Morales. But yeah, I think if they simply said MS paid us boatloads to make it for xbone only, far fewer people would be offended.

@Dice Furthering my point that this is entirely because they were paid to make it exclusive.

Don't know why you would say this given that the Legends trilogy was entirely multiplatform and even before that Tomb Raider has shown up on stuff like the GBC/GBA (granted in a nigh unrecognizable way), and that the Eidios is owned by Squeenix and not Sony and Squeenix owes no allegiance to any particular platform.

It's like the general response to FFVII not being on the N64 all over again.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on August 12, 2014, 06:40:04 PM
I'm pretty sure contractual obligations prevent them from saying shit like that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 12, 2014, 06:41:52 PM
P.T. revealed as new Silent Hill from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro starring Norman Reedus (http://gematsu.com/2014/08/p-t-revealed-new-silent-hill-hideo-kojima-guillermo-del-toro-starring-norman-reedus) -- Gematsu

This could be either the beginning of something great or another embarrassing blunder for Silent Hill.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on August 12, 2014, 06:54:18 PM
@Aeolus it's not that Sony should be the ones to get exclusivety, but saying that shit about MS is just...hogwash. It's nonsense even, and furthermore, your mentioning of the other multiplatform titles just furthers that this is a stupid move driven entirely by money. My annoyance is purely the load of bullshit they gave their fans to reason with their decision. And Ashton,I know contractually they can't say MS paid us off, but this is just heinous bullshit. If you can't be honest, at least give no reason. It's obvious they don't care enough about their fanbase to keep the game on all platforms, what's the point of telling them "we still like you"? There oughta be laws about bullshit statements like these...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klyde Chroma on August 12, 2014, 07:54:58 PM
I don't know if anyone else was bummed out by the fact that we didn't get the "Vita TV" released in the west, but I sure was. Turns out both NA and EU releases are on deck and not far off!!

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/12/playstation-tv-reaches-europe-november-18th-99/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 12, 2014, 08:03:59 PM
I don't know if anyone else was bummed out by the fact that we didn't get the "Vita TV" released in the west, but I sure was. Turns out both NA and EU releases are on deck and not far off!!

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/12/playstation-tv-reaches-europe-november-18th-99/

I have P4 Golden waiting on a table till this gets here.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on August 12, 2014, 08:09:43 PM
P.T. revealed as new Silent Hill from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro starring Norman Reedus (http://gematsu.com/2014/08/p-t-revealed-new-silent-hill-hideo-kojima-guillermo-del-toro-starring-norman-reedus) -- Gematsu

This could be either the beginning of something great or another embarrassing blunder for Silent Hill.

....I'm sorry, what? That sounds like one of those over-the-top rumors you'd read on seedy blogs before E3. This...will definitely be something to see. But, as you said, whether or not it'll be glorious or gloriously tragic only time will tell.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klyde Chroma on August 12, 2014, 08:37:57 PM
I don't know if anyone else was bummed out by the fact that we didn't get the "Vita TV" released in the west, but I sure was. Turns out both NA and EU releases are on deck and not far off!!

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/12/playstation-tv-reaches-europe-november-18th-99/

I have P4 Golden waiting on a table till this gets here.

You and I both! LoL
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on August 12, 2014, 09:19:05 PM
You know that the western release of the "Playstation TV" (as it's being called now) was announced at E3, right?

Don't get me wrong, having an actual release date is nice but you make it sound like you didn't even know it was coming.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on August 12, 2014, 10:06:54 PM
P.T. revealed as new Silent Hill from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro starring Norman Reedus (http://gematsu.com/2014/08/p-t-revealed-new-silent-hill-hideo-kojima-guillermo-del-toro-starring-norman-reedus) -- Gematsu

This could be either the beginning of something great or another embarrassing blunder for Silent Hill.

....I'm sorry, what? That sounds like one of those over-the-top rumors you'd read on seedy blogs before E3. This...will definitely be something to see. But, as you said, whether or not it'll be glorious or gloriously tragic only time will tell.

As is, if there was *any* visionary I'd have to pick to go from TV>Games it'd be Guillermo del Toro.  That man is a true visionary and a breath of fresh air.

I'd like to have faith in the team...cuz, I mean, what the hell? 
I hate the phrase "that's so random", but....that's pretty fucking random [and awesome].
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 13, 2014, 01:27:40 AM
^It wasn't all that random, but it was indeed pretty clever how they handled the whole thing overall. I mean, for a while Kojima has shown interest in Silent Hill and the series hasn't gotten one decent game since SH4 came out on PS2 10 years ago, and now more than ever is a good time to get this thing going again.

Hopefully for the good of everybody this is a reboot. The series needs one badly.

---

(http://i.imgur.com/wXfBciF.gif)

The Fox Engine keeps impressing me. I especially like how the eyes look full of life.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Maxximum on August 13, 2014, 03:41:11 AM
A little PSA
A while back I bought the Dracula trilogy on Steam from a published called Meridian4. As it turns out, what I actually got was mobile ports of the games that apparently have inferior graphics, missing cutscenes and missing/simplified puzzles (butchered as some people on the steam forums like to put it).
Having no comparison to the originals, I can't say how much is missing and how dumbed down the puzzles are. What I can say is that right off the bat the first cutscene in the first game is gone and the graphics are rather blurry.
A lot of people have been reporting these issues on the steam forums and in reviews, with the publisher admitting that these are indeed the "updated" versions, though it seems like more of a downgrade to me.
There was no mention of this on the store page despite the publisher being aware and even acknowledging the issue. Meridian4 eventually promised to try and bring the full PC versions to Steam and offer them as a free bonus to anyone that bought the mobile port equivalents, but its been over three months since the statement was made and still no sign of anything done. To me it just sounds like PR nonsense intended to diffuse the situation until it can get swept under the rug, but here's hoping I'm wrong.

tl;dr If you want to pick up a game from the Dracula series (1-3 to be precise), you're probably better off picking it up from somewhere other than Steam until the "full" versions of the games make an appearance (assuming it ever happens).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on August 13, 2014, 04:47:44 AM
The TR video said "Exclusive Holiday 2015".

Let's be realistic and wait for the eventual MP release.

I liked the last TR a lot, but there's other stuff to play in the meantime.

This is just Bayonetta 2 all over again.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on August 13, 2014, 06:47:53 AM
Quote
Our friends at Microsoft have always seen huge potential in Tomb Raider and have believed in our vision since our first unveil with them on their stage at E3 2011. We know they will get behind this game more than any support we have had from them in the past...

The first half: I almost feel just fessing up to an obvious truth would have about 1,000% less bullshit than this.
The second half: That just sounds stupid

Translation: Microsoft is willing to throw money at us because they recognize that we have brand name recognition. We know that we can ride them for free money and then get the money from a wider release when we release the extended edition in six months.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klyde Chroma on August 13, 2014, 09:58:16 AM
You know that the western release of the "Playstation TV" (as it's being called now) was announced at E3, right?

Don't get me wrong, having an actual release date is nice but you make it sound like you didn't even know it was coming.

Actually I did miss that news apparently. I am totally guilty of skimming gaming news sites and missing a ton. In truth the only things I really check out thoroughly are the forums here and some weird nutritional/medical sites. Forgive my ignorance/naivety on the PS TV. The fact remains, I am still very excited :)

Ok. Gotta tell on myself. I also have a horrible guilty pleasure of checking the mass of idiocy that gets posted on various Reddits as well.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on August 13, 2014, 10:55:42 AM
I have to admit that I don't understand the Playstation TV at all. It was designed for the PS4 but it uses a Dualshock 3? It will work with Playstation Now, but what about digital versions of PS3 games? It plays most Vita titles, but what about Vita-compatible PS1/PSP titles?

They're not being very straightforward on the details and it's going to hurt sales.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 13, 2014, 12:20:59 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/08/rise-tomb-raider-xbox-exclusivity-duration-xbox-boss-confirms

We can all shut up about the TR exclusivity deal now.

Just another case of Microsoft throwing money at a problem. Nothing to see here. Move along! Move along!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on August 13, 2014, 12:21:23 PM
I have to admit that I don't understand the Playstation TV at all. It was designed for the PS4 but it uses a Dualshock 3?

Well, it really wasn't designed for the PS4 originally.  It's just a non-portable version of the Vita and the Vita can already do PS4 remote play so they decided to emphasize that.  Still, I don't get why they didn't bundle it with a DS4 either...but I think they still work with it.

Quote
It will work with Playstation Now, but what about digital versions of PS3 games?

Not a chance.  Totally different hardware and it simply isn't powerful enough.  It's a Vita, not a PS3.

Quote
It plays most Vita titles, but what about Vita-compatible PS1/PSP titles?

Those should all work.  They don't have the touch screen design issues that actual Vita titles can.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 13, 2014, 12:31:01 PM
Best description I can give is:

It's a Vita, but you don't pay for the screen.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 13, 2014, 01:07:09 PM
Best description I can give is:

It's a Vita, but you don't pay for the screen and you can't jiggle/rub/poke/etc your 2D waifu's boobies.

Ftfy.

Seriously, Japan is wasting no more time cranking out tit-les with this 'feature'. Stuffs like Bullet Girls, Highschool DxD, Criminal Girls 2, and so on and its probably just the tit of the iceberg.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 13, 2014, 01:32:08 PM
I'm hoping they make VLR compatible with this. Instant buy if they do.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on August 13, 2014, 08:18:45 PM
They should like
make an occulus rift game
where you ARE the boobies
and someone else is jiggling you
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 13, 2014, 08:22:19 PM
They should like
make an occulus rift game
where you ARE the boobies
and someone else is jiggling you

Senran Kagura is way ahead of you.

(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/4aa2db47c339fff5c12d0640a5c640716c7d1bcf_thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on August 13, 2014, 08:27:58 PM
They should like
make an occulus rift game
where you ARE the boobies
and someone else is jiggling you

Senran Kagura is way ahead of you.

(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/4aa2db47c339fff5c12d0640a5c640716c7d1bcf_thumb.jpg)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22006397/yaraniakadougballll.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 20, 2014, 01:10:55 PM
Here's the news that got my interest in the last few days: Kojima-san stays humble (http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=15505) and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is happening supposedly (http://gematsu.com/2014/08/resident-evil-revelations-2-leaked-xbox-com).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on August 20, 2014, 09:29:22 PM
https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilter/?url=http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/65980/ss_4e4bdd2280edb8b4da160d5e619a118e4e50e21c.1920x1080.jpg?t=1408555799

Everything about this screams "Outsourced to Bosnia."

V-- Thanks @ Annubis. I was thinking that pic was embedded in a webpage or something. I forgot how to internet.

Seriously though, release date's two months from now. Are those screens supposed to be indicative of the final game? They doesn't... look promising.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 20, 2014, 09:42:06 PM
https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilter/?url=http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/65980/ss_4e4bdd2280edb8b4da160d5e619a118e4e50e21c.1920x1080.jpg?t=1408555799

Everything about this screams "Outsourced to Bosnia."

Anyone else wondering wth?
It's Civilization: Beyond Earth he's talking about.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/65980/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 25, 2014, 01:43:16 PM
Everything's Awful, But It's Not That Bad (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/9676-Everythings-Awful-But-Its-Not-That-Bad) -- The Escapist

Jim got out of his character for the video of this week.

Also, Capcom Asia announced that the psychical release of biohazard HD Remaster is gonna have Japanese dub. There's also something about DLC that I can't tell what it is because the description they left on Facebook is in Chinese.

EDIT: A Letter from the CEO (http://www.twitch.tv/p/thankyou) -- Twitch

"Today (August 25, 2014), I'm pleased to announce we've been acquired by Amazon."

Nobody expects; The Amazon Acquisition (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=127028642&postcount=228).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 25, 2014, 08:57:01 PM
Everything's Awful, But It's Not That Bad (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/9676-Everythings-Awful-But-Its-Not-That-Bad) -- The Escapist

Jim got out of his character for the video of this week.

Also, Capcom Asia announced that the psychical release of biohazard HD Remaster is gonna have Japanese dub. There's also something about DLC that I can't tell what it is because the description they left on Facebook is in Chinese.

EDIT: A Letter from the CEO (http://www.twitch.tv/p/thankyou) -- Twitch

"Today (August 25, 2014), I'm pleased to announce we've been acquired by Amazon."

Nobody expects; The Amazon Acquisition (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=127028642&postcount=228).

I'm not all that surprised. After all, Amazon can't fully turn to the dark side of corporate monopolies if Google or Facebook gobbles them up first. The Internet will probably turn into the Romance of the Three Corporate Empires at the rate its going.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 25, 2014, 09:14:30 PM
^I just want to keep enjoying streams like I've been doing with not much (or any preferably) kind of BS getting in the way of the experience.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 25, 2014, 11:22:29 PM
^I just want to keep enjoying streams like I've been doing with not much (or any preferably) kind of BS getting in the way of the experience.

Quote from: Amazon
"Sorry, but only Amazon Subscribers can view this stream."
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 26, 2014, 12:33:39 AM
^I just want to keep enjoying streams like I've been doing with not much (or any preferably) kind of BS getting in the way of the experience.

Quote from: Amazon
"Sorry, you need Amazon Prime to view this stream."

Fixed
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on August 26, 2014, 04:23:19 AM
I don't know about you guys, but I'm way happier about Amazon buying them than Google.  Amazon has pulled a lot less of the kind of BS that Google has.  Your joke about Prime falls flat since you've never actually needed Prime for anything on Amazon.  It's just that having it gives you bonus shit (and pretty good bonus shit, I might add).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on August 26, 2014, 06:47:29 AM
Everything's Awful, But It's Not That Bad (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/9676-Everythings-Awful-But-Its-Not-That-Bad) -- The Escapist

Jim got out of his character for the video of this week.

Also, Capcom Asia announced that the psychical release of biohazard HD Remaster is gonna have Japanese dub. There's also something about DLC that I can't tell what it is because the description they left on Facebook is in Chinese.

EDIT: A Letter from the CEO (http://www.twitch.tv/p/thankyou) -- Twitch

"Today (August 25, 2014), I'm pleased to announce we've been acquired by Amazon."

Nobody expects; The Amazon Acquisition (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=127028642&postcount=228).

I'm not all that surprised. After all, Amazon can't fully turn to the dark side of corporate monopolies if Google or Facebook gobbles them up first. The Internet will probably turn into the Romance of the Three Corporate Empires at the rate its going.
....Well crap, which Kingdom am I going to be pledging my loyalty to then? I love Google and Amazon. Facebook can die in a fire.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on August 26, 2014, 07:57:10 AM
I'm with Kevadu, I like that Amazon bought Twitch over Google.

That said, I'm not looking forward to Twitch starting to recommend me streams I already watched or from a link I accidentally clicked on.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on August 26, 2014, 08:18:07 AM
Hey, can someone explain this whole Zoe Quinn business to me? I keep hearing about it, but the whole thing is like a a messy ball of thread spun from insults aimed at women/men/feminists/gamejournalists/everyone who ever said anything on the subject and I don't have the energy to untangle it.

See, I played Depression Quest back when it was held together by hyperlinks. Thought it was an interesting experiment, but that the prose and presentation could use some work. Basically a really low budget visual novel with an unusual subject. Worthy of discussion but not of a shitstorm. And then it was greenlit and released on Steam and all hell broke lose? Something about Quinn sleeping around to get ahead?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on August 26, 2014, 08:30:06 AM
Best I know, rumor got out that Zoe Quinn had been in a relationship with someone who gave her game a good review. This then spun out of control by Zoe's haters that she slept around for reviews. And so people who defended Zoe were "okay with reviews being bought" and those who criticized her were MRA fedoras.

To me the whole thing is stupid. The last thing we should care about as gamers is an indie developer's personal life, and even if there was some shady stuff going on, Depression Quest is not the next AAA system seller. The worst case scenario is equivalent to an indie developer's buddy giving a good review for a game they made to help spur some publicity. I just don't see something like that "destroying the industry"
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 26, 2014, 08:36:36 AM
Zoe Quinn was dating a guy.
Guy found out Zoe Quinn was cheating on him with at least 5 confirmed other guy.
Guy made a website where he explains that she's a total slut and liar and people should be wary of entering a relationship with her.
One of the guy in question was a Kotaku reviewer (Nathan Grayson).
Somehow there was misinformation about him reviewing Depression Quest (which he did not, but he did write about Game Jam where it was mentioned as one game present although that was before their affair anyway)
People are outraged at how Zoe Quinn slept with the press for better reviews of her free game. (which is based on misinformation - see Klutz above lol)

Website by the ex-boyfriend:
http://thezoepost.wordpress.com/

Kotaku chief editor about Nathan Grayson:
http://kotaku.com/in-recent-days-ive-been-asked-several-times-about-a-pos-1624707346

So other than being a terrible person, which there are plenty of in this world, there's nothing really special about her.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on August 26, 2014, 08:43:46 AM
^ My point exactly. I'm sure a lot of the games I love are made by terrible people. Does not make me like the game any less, and does not make me like the person AS A GAME DEVELOPER any less. Doesn't mean I'll be hanging out with them any time soon.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on August 26, 2014, 08:46:09 AM
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So other than being a terrible person, which there are plenty of in this world, there's nothing really special about her.

Good to know. I was starting to wonder if I was unaware of something important and I'm glad that isn't the case.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Rucks on August 26, 2014, 08:50:02 AM
Hey, can someone explain this whole Zoe Quinn business to me? I keep hearing about it, but the whole thing is like a a messy ball of thread spun from insults aimed at women/men/feminists/gamejournalists/everyone who ever said anything on the subject and I don't have the energy to untangle it.

See, I played Depression Quest back when it was held together by hyperlinks. Thought it was an interesting experiment, but that the prose and presentation could use some work. Basically a really low budget visual novel with an unusual subject. Worthy of discussion but not of a shitstorm. And then it was greenlit and released on Steam and all hell broke lose? Something about Quinn sleeping around to get ahead?


Que inevitable wave after wave of "sexism in gaming" pieces over the next few weeks. not that it isn't entirely untrue... but this situation is just a convenient excuse for hundreds of boilerplate op-ed posts..
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Rucks on August 26, 2014, 09:11:13 AM
To me the whole thing is stupid. The last thing we should care about as gamers is an indie developer's personal life, and even if there was some shady stuff going on, Depression Quest is not the next AAA system seller. The worst case scenario is equivalent to an indie developer's buddy giving a good review for a game they made to help spur some publicity. I just don't see something like that "destroying the industry"

I know I should't perpetuate this kind of talk...but this is totally about her being a woman in a male dominated field.  Take an (allegedly) promiscuous woman, put her into a position of leadership in a traditionally male dominated field whose most vocal customers are (allegedly) sexually maladjusted adult males and you get lots and lots of over the top hatred that probably just stems from most of these guys inability to get laid.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on August 26, 2014, 10:28:56 AM
You guys didn't mention the whole twitter scandal and the phil fish fiasco after...

Long story short, it's apparent that morons are moronic.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 26, 2014, 10:41:45 AM
POKKÉN TOURNAMENT: First Look! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Cs4L1JALY) -- The Official Pokémon Channel, YouTube

Harada must be really busy between Pokkén, Tekken 7 and Tekken X Street Fighter.

That said, is crazy that it took this long for the Pokémon game I've been wanting to play since I was kid to be announced. For now, however, I doubt I'll ever get around to get any other console than a PS4 (which I already have) to play Pokkén if a Wii U version happens in the future.

Hope at least the game makes an appearance next year at EVO.

You guys didn't mention the whole twitter scandal and the phil fish fiasco after...

Long story short, it's apparent that morons are moronic.

Phil Fish? Dude is a bit of mess, but he's alright. Sometimes. And Fez was very much an extension of Phil, that (overall) ended up being an strength as well as a weakness for the marketing of Fez and people's view on Phil.

There's also this video that's interesting to watch about the guy; This Is Phil Fish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmTUW-owa2w).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 26, 2014, 12:56:39 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/26/capcom-suing-koei-tecmo-patent-infringement/

I should be wary about the validity of such a story given Siliconera's love of sensationalism horseshit, but this is hilariously scuzzy of Crapcom to pull such a massive dick move if true.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 26, 2014, 02:04:14 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/08/26/capcom-suing-koei-tecmo-patent-infringement/

I should be wary about the validity of such a story given Siliconera's love of sensationalism horseshit, but this is hilariously scuzzy of Crapcom to pull such a massive dick move if true.
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Additionally, another patent mentioned in the report is a controller-vibrating notification feature when enemy characters are nearby. Capcom claims that the patent infringement “has greatly contributed to the sales” of Koei Tecmo’s titles.

(http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29683069/images/1390353151194.gif)

I've never understood how the people who write bullshit like that can live with themselves.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on August 26, 2014, 03:52:11 PM
Capcom must be desperate to get that dollar.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 27, 2014, 08:04:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/QLENmvA.png)

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/475384/miyamoto-explains-nintendos-renewed-passion-for-the-core/

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"Their attitude is, 'okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.' It's kind of a passive attitude they're taking, and to me it's kind of a pathetic thing. They do not know how interesting it is if you move one step further and try to challenge yourself [with more advanced games]."

Nintendo to drop casuals and focus on core.
(casuals all have iPad and iPhones anyway)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 27, 2014, 09:06:10 PM
^Miyamoto be like; What are you, a Casual? Git Gud Son.

#Splatoon4eSports.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on August 27, 2014, 11:06:53 PM
Zoe Quinn was dating a guy.
Guy found out Zoe Quinn was cheating on him with at least 5 confirmed other guy.
Guy made a website where he explains that she's a total slut and liar and people should be wary of entering a relationship with her.
One of the guy in question was a Kotaku reviewer (Nathan Grayson).
Somehow there was misinformation about him reviewing Depression Quest (which he did not, but he did write about Game Jam where it was mentioned as one game present although that was before their affair anyway)
People are outraged at how Zoe Quinn slept with the press for better reviews of her free game. (which is based on misinformation - see Klutz above lol)

Website by the ex-boyfriend:
http://thezoepost.wordpress.com/

Kotaku chief editor about Nathan Grayson:
http://kotaku.com/in-recent-days-ive-been-asked-several-times-about-a-pos-1624707346

So other than being a terrible person, which there are plenty of in this world, there's nothing really special about her.
How about sexually harassing someone then having her industry friends bully him into backing down when he speaks about it:
http://i.imgur.com/4fS9ctR.png
http://i.imgur.com/qkdieHr.png
http://i.imgur.com/VQVdKbg.png

How about doxxing and harassing The Fine Young Capitalists, a charity meant to help women game devs get into gaming and break into the field, all because they represented competition to her and her "Rebel Game Jam" (which has no start up date or information by the way)?
http://i.imgur.com/4eeXEWf.png

How about blaming a board of suicidal, depressed and lonely male virgins for an alleged harassment, offering no proof that it happened, then having the game journalism industry incite mob violence and verbal assault against these people who were already a step away from killing themselves?
http://imgur.com/a/4VOcx

Make no mistake, it's not just Zoe Quinn here that's to blame. She's the matchstick, the firestarter, and the game journalist industry was the powderkeg. But this couldn't have happened without both. Without her, there'd be nobody for the gaming journalism industry to bully. Without them, her sociopathic nonsense wouldn't have caught on. This is no longer about sexism in gaming. It's about stringing up convenient scapegoats and easy targets to mock, berate, and destroy, then patting yourself on the back while doing it, while actually doing more HARM to equality than helping. They are literally mob lynching the minorities and victims they claim to defend and represent, and if that isn't the most disgusting thing you've ever heard, then I don't know what is. I know my opinions here are not popular and will probably be ignored/dismissed as "MRA/misogyny" but it's more complicated than "GRR MISOGYNY" like everyone seems to think. The only reason people don't know about this stuff is because all the gaming sites have been enforcing a media blackut so they don't have to reveal this stuff.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 27, 2014, 11:57:09 PM
An interesting read, but I don't support the call in there to go refuse the game on Greenlight.
Even though, as stated, the SJWs probably flooded the game with positive responses, it is still malignant to flood it with negative ones as a counter movement.
What should matter is the actual quality of the game and nothing else.

People always mix their agendas and their cause.
Doing evil to counter another one does not make right.

Also, having Neogaf stated as a feminist site is not entirely accurate.
Neogaf is a site with minorities (of any kind) where mods tend to side with the minorities and ban anyone showing any hint of non-conformism to their ideas for reasons I know not.

Although, maybe I'm speaking out of my ass, being a privileged, heterosexual, white male of average income, college education and locally accepted religious beliefs.
(Speaking of which, I never understood the idea of calling it 'privileged' as that would mean those called out are treated higher than basic social decency which is what I believe everyone should have. Instead of calling the group treated normally as 'privileged', wouldn't it make more sense to call those treated any lower than what is normal 'restricted' or perhaps 'deprived'?)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on August 28, 2014, 12:05:03 AM
IIRC the first page of the Neogaf post was most people not knowing who the hell she is.

Also, having Neogaf stated as a feminist site is not entirely accurate.

If it were, I'm sure topics about it wouldn't span an average of 20 pages. :S
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on August 28, 2014, 12:22:30 AM
At this point, Zoe Quinn is only peripherally important. She is important only in a symbolic sense I.E. she didn't have the good sense to know when to stop pushing. I'm not about to agree with the things being done to her and her game, but I'm not going to shed a tear for someone so ridiculously toxic and monstrous.

The more important thing is the game sites. For years they've been sitting in their ivory towers telling us how evil we are that we enjoy certain games, or that wanting to just have our hobby be our hobby and not want to make anything more than that out of it is some sort of sin. Now, it's been revealed that they've been doing some really shady shit - I have to reiterate here: instigating verbal harassment and mob violence against a board of suicidally depressed people, to promote a game about depression, because seriously, what the fuck - and their response is still "the only reason you hate is is because you hate women. Calling her, and us, out on our bullshit means you are comparable to ISIS (http://i.imgur.com/c1DXd94.jpg)." Not forgetting that they basically blacklisted The Fine Young Capitalists because a positive article about promoting women in game development wasn't click-baity enough. Am I the only one seeing a significant problem here or am I insane/the only sane one?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on August 28, 2014, 01:49:53 AM
Am I the only one seeing a significant problem here or am I insane/the only sane one?

I think you might be the only one actually paying attention to all this crap.  I know I sure haven't ;)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 28, 2014, 02:25:11 AM
Is it me or did I just step into a Lifetime Original Movie?

I mean seriously, there's a specific message board for only socially awkward, lonely, males? Why? Just sitting there, dwelling upon their own problems out in the middle of the goddamn Internet is the worst thing they can do. They should at least try to get out of their house and do something with themselves, even if its joining an anime viewing club to view anime or something that's almost, but not quite as lonely or socially awkward as posting on a socially awkward, lonely, males only message board.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on August 28, 2014, 02:33:25 AM
From what I can glean out of everything I've read about it, they are seriously depressed NEETs (not in education, employment, or training) and agroaphobics, and similar people with psychological problems. The term wizard seems to come from a Japanese meme that means "30-year-old virgin." They are basically the western equivalent of hikkikomoris of Japan, and the site has suicide hotlines on every sub board. I am not even joking. It is depressing just to read through the stuff there.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 28, 2014, 03:55:24 AM
Right.... >_>; Well then.... <_<


(http://i.imgur.com/QLENmvA.png)

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/475384/miyamoto-explains-nintendos-renewed-passion-for-the-core/

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"Their attitude is, 'okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.' It's kind of a passive attitude they're taking, and to me it's kind of a pathetic thing. They do not know how interesting it is if you move one step further and try to challenge yourself [with more advanced games]."

Nintendo to drop casuals and focus on core.
(casuals all have iPad and iPhones anyway)

This is pretty hilarious (and probably due to a combination of tapping out the Blue Ocean market and the Wii U continuing struggles), but its nice to hear since Nintendo does make some pretty fun games (and I'd like to believe that this new attitude change is why we're finally hearing from Star Fox again (seriously, Command was released in like 2007; its been nearly a full decade)).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on August 28, 2014, 04:23:41 AM
So, good to see you again Ashton.  Don't be a stranger
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on August 28, 2014, 07:07:48 AM
Am I the only one seeing a significant problem here or am I insane/the only sane one?
I certainly see the problems you are describing in the way you are characterizing the situation. I just am not familiar enough with the situation to be able to add anything to the discussion.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on August 28, 2014, 10:29:13 AM
The more I hear about it, the more... I don't know. There's so much 'he says, she says' going on and people on both/all sides are doing/saying terrible things to one another. It's the type of drama I expect on some weird ass deviant art pages...

Those wizards guys? She should have left them alone. It sounds to me many of them have significant problems and are looking for something or someone to blame their problems on. It's an unhealthy thing to do, but provoking them is going to help neither them nor her. Well, unless she's looking for attention, that is. Involving them kinda feels like bullying to me...

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 28, 2014, 01:48:51 PM
Too much Zoe Quinn, not enough Anita Sarkeesian
http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/27/6075179/anita-sarkeesian-says-she-was-driven-out-of-house-by-threats

(Link for Ashton: http://i.imgur.com/zHPLIan.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/zHPLIan.jpg))
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on August 28, 2014, 01:56:19 PM
Know what makes me laugh about all these death threats and rape threats being sent to people like zoe quinn and anita sarkeesian? The only people with time and money to do this shit wouldn't ever leave there house to escalate to such physical activity as subduing a woman. It's hysterical to think that these threats are probably being done by some pimple faced 16 year old who hasn't used deodorant in weeks because it makes his skin break out in hives. Truly a hilarious thing at times.


I doubt any of these rape threatening kids wohld even know where to find a vagina.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on August 28, 2014, 01:58:51 PM
And I just say enough with all the awfulness

So here's a bunch of commenters passionately defending Hello Kitty's identity as a cat. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.859182-Hello-Kitty-is-a-Cat-Right-Wrong-Says-Her-Creator?%20Wrong,%20Says%20Her%20Creator)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on August 28, 2014, 03:47:17 PM
And I just say enough with all the awfulness

So here's a bunch of commenters passionately defending Hello Kitty's identity as a cat. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.859182-Hello-Kitty-is-a-Cat-Right-Wrong-Says-Her-Creator?%20Wrong,%20Says%20Her%20Creator)

Kinda reminds me of how I view cartoon animals in general - they're people with animal traits, not animals with people traits.

Of course, I know that's a bit of an odd way to look at things, since anthropomorphy means "non-human given human-like traits", but still...

Unless she's saying she's really a girl wearing a costume this whole time. Then...
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--CYFZ9mbB--/199q2x91ve9nkjpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 28, 2014, 05:59:43 PM
And I just say enough with all the awfulness

So here's a bunch of commenters passionately defending Hello Kitty's identity as a cat. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.859182-Hello-Kitty-is-a-Cat-Right-Wrong-Says-Her-Creator?%20Wrong,%20Says%20Her%20Creator)

Kinda reminds me of how I view cartoon animals in general - they're people with animal traits, not animals with people traits.

Of course, I know that's a bit of an odd way to look at things, since anthropomorphy means "non-human given human-like traits", but still...

Unless she's saying she's really a girl wearing a costume this whole time. Then...
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--CYFZ9mbB--/199q2x91ve9nkjpg.jpg)

So, we're discussing closeted furries now?

I kid of course. I would bang Hello Kitty regardless as to how much people v. animal she is.

Man, something awful has been happening to this thread lately. TGS seriously can't come soon enough. "Save us Japan from our own creepy awfulness with your own!"
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 28, 2014, 06:16:16 PM
^Yeah. Seeing people getting shitty with Japanese games is certainly better than talking about Zoe and Anita at this point. Those two just bring the worst in people.

---

Hoax call sees YouTuber arrested by SWAT while live streaming (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-08-28-hoax-call-sees-youtuber-arrested-by-swat-while-live-streaming) -- Eurogamer

"Popular YouTube channel 'The Creatures' has become the latest victim of swatting - the act of hoax-calling police to swoop in on unsuspecting innocent targets."
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 28, 2014, 07:16:50 PM
And I just say enough with all the awfulness

So here's a bunch of commenters passionately defending Hello Kitty's identity as a cat. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.859182-Hello-Kitty-is-a-Cat-Right-Wrong-Says-Her-Creator?%20Wrong,%20Says%20Her%20Creator)

If you tell me that Hello Kitty is a normal human girl and not an anthropomorphized cat... I can only view her has such:

WARNING! comical nightmare fuel (from the movie Alien Resurrection)
http://i.imgur.com/5YcCS2C.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/5YcCS2C.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 28, 2014, 07:55:09 PM
^I wouldn't call that nightmare fuel. I mean, I've seen worse.

Also, I want to add to the whole deal with Zoe and Anita that I can't believe with the amount of BS both got away with. Like seriously.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 28, 2014, 09:04:52 PM
Sorry to bring this shit back into this thread, but it's just so damn entertaining.

Quote
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Alright /v/ as a group we've raised over $5000 so what's our custom character going to be?
Quote
Just an average female gamer to troll everyone.
All the tards in the media will expect some sort of pedocrap or LOLSORANDOM shit and we will just give them a simple average girl.

(http://assets.vice.com/content-images/contentimage/179612/Screen-Shot-2014-08-27-at-11-52-17-PM.jpg)

http://www.vice.com/read/meet-the-female-gamer-mascot-created-by-anti-feminists-828 (http://www.vice.com/read/meet-the-female-gamer-mascot-created-by-anti-feminists-828)

http://i.imgur.com/FdqKFwu.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/FdqKFwu.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on August 28, 2014, 09:14:56 PM
"...the latest victim of swatting - the act of hoax-calling police to swoop in on unsuspecting innocent targets."[/i]

WHY IS THIS A THING?! O_o
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on August 28, 2014, 09:57:35 PM
@Annubis: This is great. :p

WHY IS THIS A THING?! O_o

These hoaxes became a thing thanks to Twitch, at least, that's what I remember reading sometime ago.

I don't know the details so I'm just seeing how everything develops like everyone else.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on August 28, 2014, 09:58:56 PM
Someone pointed out how absurd it is that swatting is even possible... like the police don't mind sending out an entire fully armed SWAT team on an anonymous tip? They don't actually look into the tip before sending in the cavalry?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on August 28, 2014, 10:05:58 PM
Someone pointed out how absurd it is that swatting is even possible... like the police don't mind sending out an entire fully armed SWAT team on an anonymous tip? They don't actually look into the tip before sending in the cavalry?

This one ended nicely too. There are several case of SWATing that have left sequels.

Here's a popular one due to how fucked it left an entire family: http://www.salon.com/2014/06/24/a_swat_team_blew_a_hole_in_my_2_year_old_son/
(not SWATing per say, but SWAT assault for nothing)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on August 29, 2014, 01:51:29 AM
The US is een scary place... :(

Half of the American news I see seems to be about policemen making terrible mistakes (the other half is about the economy). I get that the officers are afraid as well since there's always a very real possibility the subject pulls out a gun, but a policeforce that sees everyone who isn't in uniform as the enemy may be more dangerous than actual criminals.

As for the 4chan thing: I don't think I'll ever get 4chan, but it's nice to see they're using the power of the hive for good again.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Andrew on August 29, 2014, 02:54:37 AM
America is crazy.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on August 29, 2014, 03:03:32 AM
The US is een scary place... :(

Half of the American news I see seems to be about policemen making terrible mistakes (the other half is about the economy). I get that the officers are afraid as well since there's always a very real possibility the subject pulls out a gun, but a policeforce that sees everyone who isn't in uniform as the enemy may be more dangerous than actual criminals.

Its not so bad as long as you're white and don't have a beard, don't approach a public school, don't have anything darker than a vanilla complexion, don't wear articles of clothing that look remotely foreign, don't wear concealing garments like hoodies or jackets, don't protest anything, don't stand in the vicinity of a protest, don't talk to the police, and you can speak English if you still end up talking to a police officer.

Then its just a matter of not being in the same vicinity of a person shooting up the place/looking like he's going to shoot up the place, or a bomb planted nearby a nationally recognized event, or a gang war shoot out/hit, or anybody open carrying a gun, or Florida.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on August 29, 2014, 03:20:14 AM
The US is een scary place... :(

Half of the American news I see seems to be about policemen making terrible mistakes (the other half is about the economy). I get that the officers are afraid as well since there's always a very real possibility the subject pulls out a gun, but a policeforce that sees everyone who isn't in uniform as the enemy may be more dangerous than actual criminals.

Its not so bad as long as you're white and don't have a beard, don't approach a public school, don't have anything darker than a vanilla complexion, don't wear articles of clothing that look remotely foreign, don't wear concealing garments like hoodies or jackets, don't protest anything, don't stand in the vicinity of a protest, don't talk to the police, and you can speak English if you still end up talking to a police officer.

Then its just a matter of not being in the same vicinity of a person shooting up the place/looking like he's going to shoot up the place, or a bomb planted nearby a nationally recognized event, or a gang war shoot out/hit, or anybody open carrying a gun, or Florida.
Even that won't protect you much. (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-30/mcdonald-s-loses-27-million-jury-verdict-over-2-deaths.html) I'm buying a shotgun.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on August 29, 2014, 03:28:22 AM
I thought it was bad when they stopped my dad for looking suspicious because he happened to have a darker complexion, a beard and sunglasses somewhere during the summer of 2002. Sure, he was back on his way within five minutes, but that kind of racial profiling doesn't make you feel safer. Can't imagine what it's liked to be stopped by cops who are carrying a firearm and may even be looking for a reason to use it.

And then I see cops on the news who have more military toys than our military has, but have had none of the training that's supposed to go with it. Like, don't go pointing guns at people unless you're ready to pull the trigger! It will only escalate the situation if you use it to threaten random protesters! Even I know that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on August 29, 2014, 05:55:43 AM
It's an arms war.  I'm not saying that the police always behave appropriately (I mean, they clearly don't), but at the same time they're not exactly wrong to be paranoid.  Police officers are killed in the line of duty all the time.  When everyone has guns it simply doesn't take much to kill somebody and the only 'protection' is to shoot first.  Which inevitably means that sometimes you're shooting people who haven't actually done anything...then the NRA types claim the solution is even more guns.

Of course that doesn't excuse the racial profiling issue.  The fact is you're much more likely to be shot if you're black.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on August 29, 2014, 06:55:44 AM
So just occurred to me, this topic has not covered the biggest news story in gaming this week. Lizard Squad. Basically a bunch of man children (or idiotic teens) who have been doing DDOS attacks on various web services recently including League of Legends, Blizzard, Twitch, PSN, and I believe Xbox Live. Oh, and they tweeted a bomb threat to a plane with a Sony Executive on it. So yeah, they are going to jail the moment the FBI tracks them down.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on August 29, 2014, 08:41:33 AM
Yup, just a bunch of babies who think they're H4x0r5 because they learned how to DDOS but haven't learned the difference between playing "vengeful vigilante" and committing a felony.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yoda on August 29, 2014, 02:51:25 PM
New 3DS XL and 3DS from Nintendo ...almost has a second analog. Instead it has a weird nipple thing
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on August 29, 2014, 07:02:39 PM
Hooboy.

The problem with police in Ohio is that they don't give a shit about collateral damage. It's not a case of them getting jumpy and shooting unarmed people because they THOUGHT they had a gun -- it's a case of them shooting at people who actually ARE armed but completely ignoring innocent bystanders in the process.

Honestly if someone was trying to rob me I'd rather just give them whatever and forget about it than get the cops involved.

At which point I remember there was a fatal shooting in my neighborhood back in January and I do NOT even live in a remotely bad part of town -- and this was after a week after I actually was coerced into giving some dude 50 bucks for alcohol, and then called the police after the fact (at which point they didn't give a shit and as I mentioned elsewhere, I think the guy's now wanted for robbing a 71-year old HRR DRRR WHY THE FUCK AM I STILL LIVING HERE.)

Anyway, XBC's a nice killer app for the New 3DS but I wonder if the adoption rate's going to be that hot on the thing.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on August 30, 2014, 03:08:15 PM
Sorry to bring this shit back into this thread, but it's just so damn entertaining.

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Alright /v/ as a group we've raised over $5000 so what's our custom character going to be?
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Just an average female gamer to troll everyone.
All the tards in the media will expect some sort of pedocrap or LOLSORANDOM shit and we will just give them a simple average girl.

(http://assets.vice.com/content-images/contentimage/179612/Screen-Shot-2014-08-27-at-11-52-17-PM.jpg)

http://www.vice.com/read/meet-the-female-gamer-mascot-created-by-anti-feminists-828 (http://www.vice.com/read/meet-the-female-gamer-mascot-created-by-anti-feminists-828)

http://i.imgur.com/FdqKFwu.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/FdqKFwu.jpg)

I must say, despite not really representing their cause very well at all, this seems to represent /V/ more than I could possibly imagine. =P

And I just say enough with all the awfulness

So here's a bunch of commenters passionately defending Hello Kitty's identity as a cat. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.859182-Hello-Kitty-is-a-Cat-Right-Wrong-Says-Her-Creator?%20Wrong,%20Says%20Her%20Creator)

Kinda reminds me of how I view cartoon animals in general - they're people with animal traits, not animals with people traits.

Of course, I know that's a bit of an odd way to look at things, since anthropomorphy means "non-human given human-like traits", but still...

Unless she's saying she's really a girl wearing a costume this whole time. Then...
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--CYFZ9mbB--/199q2x91ve9nkjpg.jpg)

So, we're discussing closeted furries now?

I kid of course. I would bang Hello Kitty regardless as to how much people v. animal she is.

Man, something awful has been happening to this thread lately. TGS seriously can't come soon enough. "Save us Japan from our own creepy awfulness with your own!"

You know, I would post "A Cat is Fine Too" meme, except I don't feel like gallivanting through that mine field any time soon. ಠ_ಠ

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Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 01, 2014, 10:44:24 AM
N-not that I care or anything, b-baka!

Buuuut, sorry guys, doesn't sound like Squeenix is terribly confident in bringing 3DS DQ7 over here.
http://tinycartridge.com/post/96310854337/square-enix-doesnt-sound-confident-about-bringing

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“In terms of DQVII, it has a lot of text to go through and translate, and we’ve received so many requests and so much positive feedback about the game, but unfortunately, we have to consider the cost and the manpower needed to handle the sheer load of text. In terms of scenario and script, the game is probably one of the largest in the DQ franchise. If a lot of people can buy it and support it… well, we can’t promise anything.

… We’ve gotten a lot of requests, we really want to do it, but right now, we need to hammer out what kind of resources we’d need to do it. We say this a lot, but, we can’t seem to get to the point where it’s justifiable.”

Other announcements:
= Disgaea 5 (PS4)
= Resident Evil Revalaitons 2
= God Eater 2
= A new Gundam game
= Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (PS4/V)
= Fairy Fencer: Dark Advent (PS4/V)
= New Touhou (PS4)
= DQ: Heroes (PS3/4)
= (Other Stuff too, don't have time to post)

Place your bets for what'll make it westward.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on September 01, 2014, 12:09:09 PM

= (Other Stuff too, don't have time to post)

Or read other threads apparently :P
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 03, 2014, 03:48:46 PM
New Nintendo 3DS Will Be Region-Locked (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-nintendo-3ds-will-be-region-locked/1100-6422079/) -- GameSpot

Nintendo could easily sell some units by making this New 3DS region-free.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 03, 2014, 09:13:09 PM
Why the fuck, Nintendo?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on September 03, 2014, 09:18:20 PM
Why is anyone surprised by this?  The 3DS was region-locked too.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 03, 2014, 09:26:03 PM
Why is anyone surprised by this?  The 3DS was region-locked too.

Not surprised, I just hoped they'd let it go already (IIRC they *know* people import and all that). :/

EDIT: Meanwhile, some people really like their videogames
http://femfreq.tumblr.com/post/96569154020/yes-please-explain-to-me-again-how-this-has
(no, I'm not here trying to argue whether Anita is right about what she writes about or not; nor to say that this is a lot of people saying this beyond a vicious and vocal minority... but I still find it scary that people do post/think like this).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on September 03, 2014, 10:03:58 PM
I'm getting horrendously sick of all the online tabloid level, he-said-she-said online drama crap that I've been seeing for many years. It seems like no matter how hard I try to avoid it, I always stumble upon it somewhere...

*Sigh*...well, to liven things up, here's the Super Mario Land 2 Theme on a kazoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmAaqvxYwB4&list=PLpNzehgvxh3CNURyEDM-5DV6mWXp_6ccU
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 03, 2014, 10:08:45 PM
I'm getting horrendously sick of all the online tabloid level, he-said-she-said online drama crap that I've been seeing for many years. It seems like no matter how hard I try to avoid it, I always stumble upon it somewhere...


I'm sorry if I struck a nerve?

Love the kazoo version.  God I must have poured so many hours into 6 Golden Coins what with the amount of trips my brother and I took as a kids
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on September 03, 2014, 10:13:11 PM
Just to clarify, that link was only the 5th online-drama-related thing I've encountered today. It's not even the worst, either.

And yes, I'm really digging that kazoo version. It works surprisingly well.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 03, 2014, 10:20:22 PM
Nah screw it, bad taste...
Too many ways it can be taken the wrong way.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 04, 2014, 12:42:48 AM
Sorry if more "pro-girly" perspectives come from me every so often; I really don't want to be seen as "one of those" people.  If you don't like it, feel free to disregard it. 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 04, 2014, 12:47:55 AM
Nah, I had a Simpson's related joke, which I edited out because I'm just gonna play it safe and not touch it.
Not necessarily because of the regulars here, more out of fear of someone random seeing the joke, not getting it and making an article about how I'm mean to Anita.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on September 04, 2014, 03:50:02 AM
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EDIT: Meanwhile, some people really like their videogames
http://femfreq.tumblr.com/post/96569154020/yes-please-explain-to-me-again-how-this-has
(no, I'm not here trying to argue whether Anita is right about what she writes about or not; nor to say that this is a lot of people saying this beyond a vicious and vocal minority... but I still find it scary that people do post/think like this).

I know what you mean. I'm not a fan of fighting fire with fire, but seeing people drop entire vulcanoes on there has me worried. Not just because they remind me there are some real basket cases online, but also because they make it easy to forget there are many more reasonable and considerate people out there.

Oh, and the worst part: thanks to all these shitstorms it's nearly impossible to talk about women active in the game industry without fueling another one. Because for some reason, 'woman who works with games' now means 'man-hating feminist/SJW'.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on September 04, 2014, 04:03:01 AM
Untrue. Most people recognize women game devs like Jade Raymond and Jane Jensen. They are pioneers of industry. What people hate are the Zoe Quinn's and Anita Sarkeesians who politicize their gender and gaming itself.

While those tweets are pretty bad, there have been tweets made by ACTUAL JOURNALISTS comparing gamers to ISIS and nazis. One called me a "fake Asian" for disagreeing with him.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 04, 2014, 04:16:33 AM
Why is anyone surprised by this?  The 3DS was region-locked too.

Frustrated, not suprised. I really feel that they missed an opportunity with this move.

Sorry if more "pro-girly" perspectives come from me every so often; I really don't want to be seen as "one of those" people.  If you don't like it, feel free to disregard it.

Being pro-anything is gonna get you labeled as one of those. Whatever those who you speak of might be.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on September 04, 2014, 09:31:39 AM
Untrue. Most people recognize women game devs like Jade Raymond and Jane Jensen. They are pioneers of industry. What people hate are the Zoe Quinn's and Anita Sarkeesians who politicize their gender and gaming itself.

And there's the problem: loudmouths like Anita and Zoe and the controversies surrounding them make it hard to talk about the women who make worthwhile contributions to the industry. Mention one of them now and you'll be accused of being some SJW. Even if you're just talking about good things happening, some vocal readers will assume you're looking for a fight. It's the reason some publications are not touching the subject with a ten foot pole right now. They don't want to get caught up in this mess.

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While those tweets are pretty bad, there have been tweets made by ACTUAL JOURNALISTS comparing gamers to ISIS and nazis. One called me a "fake Asian" for disagreeing with him.

Please don't think I'm like that. I honestly don't understand why some people would go that far. Game journalism isn't taken very seriously (for good reasons) to begin with, and they're making it worse by lowering themselves to the level of some random dipshits on the internet.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on September 04, 2014, 10:23:21 AM
Please don't think I'm like that. I honestly don't understand why some people would go that far. Game journalism isn't taken very seriously (for good reasons) to begin with, and they're making it worse by lowering themselves to the level of some random dipshits on the internet.
I don't think you're like that, we're not really arguing on the matter, just discussing it.

If you look at the gamergate and notyourshield tags on twitter, however, most of the people protesting are very polite, very cogent, and very much non-violent. When you look at their OPPOSITION however, harassment, bullying, and browbeating are not only the norm, they are encouraged. Game journalists and ACTUAL GAME DEVS are engaging in some of the most infantile and immature behavior I've ever seen adults be capable of, and therein lies the problem. In any other industry this behavior would not be tolerated and anyone behaving this way would be facing reprimand if not outright dismissal. In this industry they feel they can say and do whatever they want without blowback or repercussions, and now that people are starting to say that that isn't okay, they are showing their true colors.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on September 04, 2014, 10:44:03 AM
I think it's because some of those people used to be just avarage internet loudmouths with very few social skills. Now they're visable and they have no idea how to use that visibility responsibly. I think the best remedy is not giving them any attention, but that's hard with, well, you probably have more experience with how bad it can get than I do. (The shotgun insults aimed at women and journalists still suck, though.)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 04, 2014, 12:11:43 PM
I think it's because some of those people used to be just avarage internet loudmouths with very few social skills. Now they're visable and they have no idea how to use that visibility responsibly. I think the best remedy is not giving them any attention, but that's hard with, well, you probably have more experience with how bad it can get than I do. (The shotgun insults aimed at women and journalists still suck, though.)

I actually agree there.  Maybe it's the excitable or playful nature of the gaming hobby that makes people act...childishly.  I doubt this is the only hobby that exclusively has this of course; but hot damn does "bad gaming news" (whatever it may be) bring out a ton of ugly commentary.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on September 04, 2014, 01:10:11 PM
Guess my dad was right, video games are for kids. That's probably why everyone in the industry has to act like a fucking 4 year old to get their way.

Only a matter of time before insults reach the levels of "I know you are but what am I?" and the like.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 04, 2014, 02:02:43 PM
Guess my dad was right, video games are for kids.

I guess the only solution is that we all play AO games.

(http://www.p4rgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Adults-Only-rating-symbol.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on September 04, 2014, 02:11:38 PM
No wonder this industry is such a fucking laughingstock. I think I'm done.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 04, 2014, 03:19:13 PM
Guess my dad was right, video games are for kids. That's probably why everyone in the industry has to act like a fucking 4 year old to get their way.

Nope. They act like that because they can.

Only a matter of time before insults reach the levels of "I know you are but what am I?" and the like.

I imagine if this keep going and growing in notoriety is gonna end up with at least someone getting hurt for real.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on September 04, 2014, 03:28:54 PM
I've seen swatting threats flying around and since swatting is actually a thing that can happen, yeah, I wouldn't be surprised either if someone gets hurt.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on September 04, 2014, 03:29:15 PM
Guess my dad was right, video games are for kids. That's probably why everyone in the industry has to act like a fucking 4 year old to get their way.

Nope. They act like that because they can.

Only a matter of time before insults reach the levels of "I know you are but what am I?" and the like.

I imagine if this keep going and growing in notoriety is gonna end up with at least someone getting hurt for real.
Yeah, us, because no one will wanna make anything that doesn't cater to a mass of juvenile assholes who just wanna shoot shit and curse about how they're gonna fuck your mothers/girlfriends/sisters/etc.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Rucks on September 04, 2014, 04:12:35 PM
Guess my dad was right, video games are for kids. That's probably why everyone in the industry has to act like a fucking 4 year old to get their way.

Nope. They act like that because they can.

Only a matter of time before insults reach the levels of "I know you are but what am I?" and the like.

I imagine if this keep going and growing in notoriety is gonna end up with at least someone getting hurt for real.
Yeah, us, because no one will wanna make anything that doesn't cater to a mass of juvenile assholes who just wanna shoot shit and curse about how they're gonna fuck your mothers/girlfriends/sisters/etc.

and also you're gay, (if you didn't know already) they're totally going to tell you about how gay you are
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 04, 2014, 04:31:28 PM
Yeah, us, because no one will wanna make anything that doesn't cater to a mass of juvenile assholes who just wanna shoot shit and curse about how they're gonna fuck your mothers/girlfriends/sisters/etc.

Yeah. The End Is Nigh and humanity will crumble on its own weight, yadda yadda.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on September 04, 2014, 05:27:08 PM
Yeah, us, because no one will wanna make anything that doesn't cater to a mass of juvenile assholes who just wanna shoot shit and curse about how they're gonna fuck your mothers/girlfriends/sisters/etc.

Yeah. The End Is Nigh and humanity will crumble on its own weight, yadda yadda.
Actually, most of us will simply start new hobbies...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 04, 2014, 07:20:36 PM
Actually, most of us will simply start new hobbies...

Good for you man. As for me, I will not leave behind stuff like Metal Gear and the Souls series for a bunch of people being dramatic on the Internet.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on September 04, 2014, 08:32:29 PM
GAMING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS meanwhile large swaths of Asia and Africa are fucked as fucked right now but nevermind that.

Seriously if the gaming industry ended /right now/ would it really be a bad thing? I think the world has enough games. Who here DOESN'T have a massive backlog?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 04, 2014, 08:42:08 PM
GAMING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS meanwhile large swaths of Asia and Africa are fucked as fucked right now but nevermind that.

Seriously if the gaming industry ended /right now/ would it really be a bad thing? I think the world has enough games. Who here DOESN'T have a massive backlog?

I think Mesh's comment here is right on. x)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on September 04, 2014, 10:26:37 PM
How does that argument hold any water? Should break ins and burglary be allowed because people are murdered and raped?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 04, 2014, 10:34:27 PM
I read it as satire. Although, since I'm not Mesh, I can't confirm if that was the feeling he wished to convey.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on September 04, 2014, 10:39:16 PM
ALso, this happened (https://twitter.com/CaptainCrabs/status/507444512667746304). Even veteran game devs are allowed to act in such an infantile way. If I acted like this at my job I'd be fired ten times over.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on September 04, 2014, 10:44:00 PM
I think he's just trying to put things in perspective. Gaming is not that important - people would be sad if it went away, and a lot of people would be out of a job, but it's still just first world problems compared to...well, even bulgulary.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on September 04, 2014, 10:44:38 PM
Well, at this point it no longer is about gaming. It is about professionalism and respectability. These people have none.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on September 04, 2014, 10:56:12 PM
ALso, this happened (https://twitter.com/CaptainCrabs/status/507444512667746304). Even veteran game devs are allowed to act in such an infantile way. If I acted like this at my job I'd be fired ten times over.
I like the twitter account you were using, lol.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on September 04, 2014, 11:03:51 PM
I used that because people think Asians are white people. For some reason.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on September 04, 2014, 11:43:38 PM
I read it as satire. Although, since I'm not Mesh, I can't confirm if that was the feeling he wished to convey.

1. Arnita Sarkassian/Zoe Deschenal-gate or whatever this is is ultimately pretty unimportant and everyone's going to forget about it in a month anyway.

2. If the video game industry fell apart, what would we really be out on? Gaming's supposed to be entertainment but all I'm seeing here is commoditization, pretension, and an unending source of flashpoints for bitchiness. It's not fun anymore and I just want to go home.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on September 04, 2014, 11:52:38 PM
At least I can agree with the second point. If this is what gaming is going to be reduced to, let it burn.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on September 05, 2014, 03:18:58 AM
The more I read the tweets, the more I wonder if this is more of an American problem than anything else. I checked some of the Dutch forums I have an account for and most don't seem to give a shit about the Anita/Zoe drama and, as a result, have not been pulled into the whole discussion about game journalism. Worst stuff there... Well, got stuck in this heated debate about if it's unethical to move a series to a different system (my answer: no, it's not, system choice should depend on what's good for the game and its developer, please keep an open mind when it comes to gaming systems.). My biggest crime there is that I don't deal with fans of console manufacturers very well. I just don't understand their mindset.

Other than that it's mostly discussion on new games and pictures of pets. Lots of cats. One of the female writers has this amazing pointed ragdoll. (If you liked Rollo, you'll love Celesse and Sure, there are gaming news threads, but they're about TGS and stuff.

I guess it's because we're a small country. It's easy to get in contact with game journalists, because a good portion of us hangs out on forums (using our real name or penname). Makes it harder for others to paint us as corporate shills. Also, I think we are fairly honest about what goes on behind the screens. I have more than a few (funny) stories about the amount of effort my colleagues and I put into reviews and I happily share those whenever I'm speaking to a group of gamers.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on September 05, 2014, 07:37:24 AM
I'm fairly certain that 3 or 4 thousand people who are in an uproar about this whole situation don't hold a candle to the millions of worldwide gamers who give no fuck. Even I'm really just here for the reading to pass time at work or on a bus. It's a whole lot of nonsense that as mesh said will be almost entirely forgotten in a month...until Anita claims someone else threatened her with a big black dildo or something.


It reminds me of the whole bully awareness situation going on right now in america. Weren't we told as kids to just ignore bullies? Why is it a thing now to bring attention to them and give them the glory they're looking for? Same deal with anita and zoe (different types of bullies) and the whole game journalism corruption shit. Be like the rest of the other gamers, let your wallet speak for you, it has far more impact than forum posts and tweets, which just fuel the asshats of the world to keep making a mockery of us as a culture.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: EmeraldSword on September 05, 2014, 12:59:39 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/05/square-enix-recruiting-staff-new-studio-will-focus-console-rpgs/ (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/05/square-enix-recruiting-staff-new-studio-will-focus-console-rpgs/)

Woot woot Squenix wants to work on an IP.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on September 05, 2014, 01:10:10 PM
So, they're going back to their roots? I really hope it works out. Go Squeenix, you can do it! :D
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 05, 2014, 06:39:59 PM
I think I understand more about what Ashton is talking about after viewing these:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5-51PfwI3M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKmy5OKg6lo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km3DZQp0StE (features the gamer = ISIS guy)

It starts with Zoe and goes all the way around to gaming journalism.

Even if you remove the stuff with no basis and discredit 99% of the stuff in there, even that 1% left would be pretty damning.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on September 05, 2014, 06:59:32 PM
SEX FOR FWEYVUORZ.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 05, 2014, 07:57:48 PM
@OrsonFury: Interested to see if brand new series are born out of this new studio.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on September 05, 2014, 08:16:02 PM
I think I understand more about what Ashton is talking about after viewing these:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5-51PfwI3M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKmy5OKg6lo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km3DZQp0StE (features the gamer = ISIS guy)

It starts with Zoe and goes all the way around to gaming journalism.

Even if you remove the stuff with no basis and discredit 99% of the stuff in there, even that 1% left would be pretty damning.

I don't know, man.

Don't get me wrong, Zoe Quinn seems like a terrible person.  And having a secret relationship with a game journalist who's writing about your game is definitely sleazy.

But that was still just one guy.  Most of the shit that followed was just ignorant people on twitter speaking out of their assholes (so pretty much par for the course on twitter).  Concluding that the entire game journalism industry is corrupt from this seems a bit much.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 05, 2014, 08:35:27 PM
Well, they are either corrupt or incompetent =/

I mean I like Christina Love's games, but I can't really support her ex-GF and current friend reviewing Hate Plus...
Either there's corruption or the ex is pretty damn clueless about what her position should entail.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on September 05, 2014, 10:15:51 PM
I just have to shake my head because all these conspiracy theorists can't see the forest for the trees.

I mean, what are the consequences if a game journalist gives an indie game (or hell, let's say it goes all the way... a triple A game) a better score than it deserves because they like the person? A game sells a little bit better than it might otherwise have?

IT'S THE END OF THE INDUSTRY AS WE KNOW IT!!!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Rucks on September 05, 2014, 10:23:35 PM
I just have to shake my head because all these conspiracy theorists can't see the forest for the trees.

I mean, what are the consequences if a game journalist gives an indie game (or hell, let's say it goes all the way... a triple A game) a better score than it deserves because they like the person? A game sells a little bit better than it might otherwise have?

IT'S THE END OF THE INDUSTRY AS WE KNOW IT!!!


eh, they made payola illegal in the music industry, so why is it kosher in gaming?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on September 05, 2014, 11:04:30 PM
I think the biggest irony is that this involves Kotaku so it's like, it's fucking Kotaku, when has ANYONE taken Kotaku seriously?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on September 05, 2014, 11:16:53 PM
Say what you will about IGN and their dudebro-centric coverage, they never even touched this shit with a 10 ft. pole.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on September 05, 2014, 11:32:27 PM
It's not about the scores. Not really. It's about the politicization of the industry to such an extent that anyone and everyone is fair game for their bullshit. I made a series of videos regarding their attack on Wizardchan (a collection of suicidal, depressed people), which was spearheaded by The Escapist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tT_O4pU7aM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-K_Hur3bk0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_siMmFYCk8

Now, if The Escapist and everyone else who participated in that ridiculous Wizardchan dogpile had said "okay, we were wrong, we fucked up, the writer has been fired, it won't happen again and next time we'll check our sources," then fine. But that hasn't happened. What HAS happened is that they circled the wagons and tried to spin it so that people who said "whoa, what the fuck guys?" were racists/misogynists/homophobes. The very same people who were preaching down to US about equality and inclusiveness and giving everyone a fair shake and the benefit of the doubt bullied, harassed, and abused DEPRESSED PEOPLE. All to promote a game about depression. Seriously, think about that for a moment.

This goes back into the whole lack of accountability thing. Journalists have the power to influence public opinion. If they leave facts out, guess what? Victims can become perpetrators. Perpetrators can become victims, etc. This is EXACTLY what happened with Wolf Wozniak, The Fine Young Capitalists, and Wizardchan. It is also what's happening to the gaming community right now (what with all those "Gamers Are Dead" articles). The game journalism industry faces no blowback from what they've done, and continue to do, just daring everyone else to object. I mean, if you want to say "who cares" to basic human ethics and professionalism, then why stop there? Maybe I should start sleeping with my patients. Who cares? It's two consenting adults! Professionalism is just another word for oppression! Surely you see the problem in all this, right?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on September 06, 2014, 09:26:06 AM
^ You realize that it was revealed that all that Zoe Quinn stuff was an elaborate lie, right? Like literally just a couple of people trying to give her a bad reputation.

I'm happy to see most of the "Gamergate" folks are being rather apologetic about the whole thing. Gives me hope that there may be hope for us all yet.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on September 06, 2014, 11:01:48 AM
^ You realize that it was revealed that all that Zoe Quinn stuff was an elaborate lie, right? Like literally just a couple of people trying to give her a bad reputation.

Source?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on September 06, 2014, 11:13:05 AM
About the distance between journalists and indie developers (or lack thereof): it can be hard to not become friends with the other side. At that level, the world is rather small. I know several critics who have experience with game development themselves or even run a small studio right now. It's not because their morals are messed up, but because they love games so damn much. Their main goal in life is to do what they love: work with games one way or another.

From my experience most of them handle this well. It's because they love games that they aren't afraid to offer solid critique even when discussion games made by people they know personally. If anything these are some of the nicest people out there, because they understand that there are actual people with actual human feelings working on the other side. At the same time they know their limits. Look at me, for instance. I used to help out a group of amateur cartoon artists at events a few times a year. One of them went pro and started dating the head programmer of Ronimo Games (De Blob, Awesomenauts). Now it's not unusual for me and an ex-gamejournalist to share a breakfast table with them whenever we're staying at the same hotel during an event. Some other people from the industry might join us and we'll have fun discussions about games (the last one was actually about women in gaming). Would I ever review a Ronimo game in a professional capacity? No, I think that would be wrong. But I would certainly recommend their titles to friends, family and other gamers if I thought they would enjoy it. It's not because I'm getting something out of it (I'm not, not even a free cup of tea), but because I'm a gamer and I love sharing the enjoyment I get from games with others.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on September 06, 2014, 12:05:44 PM
^ You realize that it was revealed that all that Zoe Quinn stuff was an elaborate lie, right? Like literally just a couple of people trying to give her a bad reputation.

Source?

I don't have an exact source, but my twitter feed was pretty abuzz about it, and like I said people who were completely against Zoe are being rather apologetic, so whatever the source is must be pretty convincing.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ashton on September 06, 2014, 12:55:19 PM
Haven't seen anything to disprove it. It would require substantiating the claims of harassment, which nobody has done yet. The only thing I see in my feed are insults and vitriol towards people in the GamerGate tag.

Tomara: The problem comes with the constant blacklists and smear campaigns. When people are being shouted down for speaking about their sexual harassment, blacklisted for being competition, or harassed because they are an easy target, it is a huge problem.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 06, 2014, 06:18:13 PM
^ You realize that it was revealed that all that Zoe Quinn stuff was an elaborate lie, right? Like literally just a couple of people trying to give her a bad reputation.

Source?

I don't have an exact source, but my twitter feed was pretty abuzz about it, and like I said people who were completely against Zoe are being rather apologetic, so whatever the source is must be pretty convincing.

I was wondering about this and the only source is Zoe Quinn's twitter account where she blows the whole 'case' open
https://twitter.com/TheQuinnspiracy
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on September 07, 2014, 02:49:11 AM
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Tomara: The problem comes with the constant blacklists and smear campaigns. When people are being shouted down for speaking about their sexual harassment, blacklisted for being competition, or harassed because they are an easy target, it is a huge problem.

And I think that goes back to the noticable part of the gaming world being rather childish. Those people want drama. There are gamers out there who feel everyone who's doing something different and taking steps to promoting diversity in games is trying to take whatever they like away. People like Sarkeesian aren't exactly helping, because their method of bringin injustice to light is basically listing a whole bunch of negative things and when you read between the lines you see 'you're a bad person for liking this game this thing happens in'. Should these gamers answer this 'attack' with harassment? Absolutely not, of course. But they did and part of the industry latched onto that, because they see this enemy and love the idea of fighting it. Some of these people used the absolutely worst ammo possible aside from actual live ammo. I'm sure people on both sides loved the idea of fighting a war so much, they lost sight of their goal and methods.

This makes it harder for the more reasonable side of the press to deal with. The moment you write about something related to this clusterfuck you'll be seen as choosing sides and having an agenda. (That last bit is strange, by the way. Practically all newsoutlets have some sort of 'agenda'. Liberal, conservative, feminist - articles are written from a certain view the people working for the publication share. Complete objectivity is a noble but unobtainable goal.)

It's a shame, because if these people had been more mature, we could have had proper discussions on:
- The definition of 'game' and the role of titles like Gone Home and Depression Quest within the medium.
- Diversity and equality in games and how to get more of it.
- Journalism in an industry with often vague internal boundaries.

I guess the best they can do right now is condemn the actions of both (all?) sides fighting. Remind everyone that people fucking up (or fucking in general) aren't necessariyl symptoms of a disease the industry is facing. Move away from the mudslinging and open up room for actual discussion. It's all easier said than done, though.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on September 07, 2014, 03:51:09 AM
Guys! Shut up and read this Misc. Gaming News post. They announced who the Final Five 4 Smash Bros are, its....

AKB48 (http://gematsu.com/2014/09/akb48-idols-join-fight-new-super-smash-bros-3ds-promo)!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on September 07, 2014, 06:44:06 AM
I found the most succinct and cogent summary of the whole Zoe Quinn nonsense in the oddest place: knowyourmeme.com

I guess maybe it shouldn't be that surprising.  They are kind of experts are shifting throw internet BS.

Anyway:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/quinnspiracy (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/quinnspiracy)
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/the-fine-young-capitalists-game-jam (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/the-fine-young-capitalists-game-jam)
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/gamergate (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/gamergate)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 07, 2014, 09:44:22 AM
Guys! Shut up and read this Misc. Gaming News post. They announced who the Final Five 4 Smash Bros are, its....

AKB48 (http://gematsu.com/2014/09/akb48-idols-join-fight-new-super-smash-bros-3ds-promo)!

I'm laughing and crying at the same time.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on September 07, 2014, 02:25:05 PM
Guys! Shut up and read this Misc. Gaming News post. They announced who the Final Five 4 Smash Bros are, its....

AKB48 (http://gematsu.com/2014/09/akb48-idols-join-fight-new-super-smash-bros-3ds-promo)!

I'm laughing and crying at the same time.

Er, you guys do realize that they're just examples of the Mii Fighter and not new characters, right?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 07, 2014, 04:50:22 PM
New Details (http://www.push-start.co.uk/all/platform/pc/resident-evil-revelations-2-exciting-new-details-revealed-first-screenshots-claire-redfield-burton-more/) for Resident Evil Revelations 2 were posted yesterday.

On paper it sounds a heck of a lot more exciting that the first one ever did.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on September 07, 2014, 07:40:21 PM
Not hard, since the first one sounded like a sequel to Carrier...

Guys! Shut up and read this Misc. Gaming News post. They announced who the Final Five 4 Smash Bros are, its....

AKB48 (http://gematsu.com/2014/09/akb48-idols-join-fight-new-super-smash-bros-3ds-promo)!

I'm laughing and crying at the same time.

Er, you guys do realize that they're just examples of the Mii Fighter and not new characters, right?

That's what I figured, but it's still hilarious. I can't wait to fight Mario with random J-pop idols! And Mr. T. And a T-rex. And Jesus.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 07, 2014, 08:05:20 PM
New Details (http://www.push-start.co.uk/all/platform/pc/resident-evil-revelations-2-exciting-new-details-revealed-first-screenshots-claire-redfield-burton-more/) for Resident Evil Revelations 2 were posted yesterday.

On paper it sounds a heck of a lot more exciting that the first one ever did.

Well it looks like Claire is getting over the bad plastic surgery years.  She had some bad trout-lip (http://www.writeups.org/img/inset/Claire_Redfield_h1.jpg) in the CG film version.  She still looks a bit odd, maybe like an alcoholic teacher....Hm.  Anyways.

Can't wait though, I'm a huge fan of co-op-ing these titles.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on September 07, 2014, 08:08:14 PM
New Details (http://www.push-start.co.uk/all/platform/pc/resident-evil-revelations-2-exciting-new-details-revealed-first-screenshots-claire-redfield-burton-more/) for Resident Evil Revelations 2 were posted yesterday.

On paper it sounds a heck of a lot more exciting that the first one ever did.

Well it looks like Claire is getting over the bad plastic surgery years.  She had some bad trout-lip (http://www.writeups.org/img/inset/Claire_Redfield_h1.jpg) in the CG film version.  She still looks a bit odd, maybe like an alcoholic teacher....Hm.  Anyways.

Can't wait though, I'm a huge fan of co-op-ing these titles.
Agreed, and the addition of Barry's daughter in a Rebecca-esque backup role seems really cool. An actual medic/support charqcter rather than another gun, it just reeks of possibilities.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 07, 2014, 08:28:53 PM
New Details (http://www.push-start.co.uk/all/platform/pc/resident-evil-revelations-2-exciting-new-details-revealed-first-screenshots-claire-redfield-burton-more/) for Resident Evil Revelations 2 were posted yesterday.

On paper it sounds a heck of a lot more exciting that the first one ever did.

Well it looks like Claire is getting over the bad plastic surgery years.  She had some bad trout-lip (http://www.writeups.org/img/inset/Claire_Redfield_h1.jpg) in the CG film version.  She still looks a bit odd, maybe like an alcoholic teacher....Hm.  Anyways.

Can't wait though, I'm a huge fan of co-op-ing these titles.
Agreed, and the addition of Barry's daughter in a Rebecca-esque backup role seems really cool. An actual medic/support charqcter rather than another gun, it just reeks of possibilities.

Yeah I didn't like the idea at first (felt too passive), but then I thought that it would indeed create more unique roles between the two.  Plus I like how she looks.  Maybe this is Capcom taking a nod from Last of Us (with a younger female companion) but giving her something to do.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on September 08, 2014, 02:22:30 AM
Actually, I think this is the first RE with only female protagonists (that we know of; which is probably why they're emphasizing the survival horror part of the game, they don't have hilarious shit like Chris Roidfield running up and punching out Zombies or whatever). Hopefully Moria will follow in her father's footsteps and be a loud, obnoxious dick whenever possible (or at least make a "It's a Claire Sandwich!" statement while Claire is trapped in a descending celling trap and getting crushed to death).


Guys! Shut up and read this Misc. Gaming News post. They announced who the Final Five 4 Smash Bros are, its....

AKB48 (http://gematsu.com/2014/09/akb48-idols-join-fight-new-super-smash-bros-3ds-promo)!

I'm laughing and crying at the same time.

Er, you guys do realize that they're just examples of the Mii Fighter and not new characters, right?

Why do you think I posted this here instead of leaving it in the Smash Bros thread? Besides they wouldn't be the entire Final Five.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 10, 2014, 12:15:07 PM
http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/resident_evil_revelations_2/news/resident_evil_revelations_2_is_an_episodic_game_with_new_episodes_rolling_out_each_week.html

So you can buy individual episodes of Res Evil Revelations 2.
4 in total; apparently each end with a cliff-hanger.  I kind like that as a "enhanced demo" experience. 

(http://images.onesite.com/capcom-unity.com/user/brelston/re_revelations_2/large/18fd46ad26d8614ad05b48c8169f2f45.png?v=82800)
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Each week will end with some kind of cliffhanger that should spur further conversation and speculation; if you want to stay on top of the latest twist, you'll want to check out the weekly episodes. But if you're more interested in an all-in-one experience, there will be a "complete season" digital option and the aforementioned disc for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on September 10, 2014, 02:31:56 PM
At least they're doing a retail release.

If they did this kind of release with every game, everyone would be happy.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 10, 2014, 03:30:48 PM
Well it looks like Claire is getting over the bad plastic surgery years.  She had some bad trout-lip (http://www.writeups.org/img/inset/Claire_Redfield_h1.jpg) in the CG film version.  She still looks a bit odd, maybe like an alcoholic teacher....

Ah. I remember the days of fans criticizing the look of RE Degeneration before release.

The movie turned out to be pretty good for those who are into the lore of the main series. It has lots of fanservice too.

Maybe this is Capcom taking a nod from Last of Us (with a younger female companion) but giving her something to do.

I know you like TLoU more than I'll ever will, but there hasn't been one thing from TLoU leaking into RE yet. At first glance however you can argue that they got things out of The Walking Dead from Telltale Games (distribution format) and maybe Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (the design of Moira being vaguely similar to the Cheryl of that game).

At best I've only seen The Evil Within handling stealth like TLoU did. But is not really the same deal for what I've seen.

Edited.*
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 10, 2014, 03:40:22 PM
Well it looks like Claire is getting over the bad plastic surgery years.  She had some bad trout-lip (http://www.writeups.org/img/inset/Claire_Redfield_h1.jpg) in the CG film version.  She still looks a bit odd, maybe like an alcoholic teacher....

Ah. I remember the days of fans criticizing the look of RE Degeneration before release.

The movie turned out to be pretty good for those who are into the lore of the main series. It has lots of fanservice too.

Maybe this is Capcom taking a nod from Last of Us (with a younger female companion) but giving her something to do.

I know you like TLoU more that I'll ever will, but there hasn't been one thing from TLoU leaking into RE yet. At first glance however you can argue that they got things out of The Walking Dead from Telltale Games (distribution format) and maybe Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (the design of Moira being vaguely similar to the Cheryl of that game).

At best I've only seen The Evil Within handling stealth like TLoU did. But is not really the same deal for what I've seen.

I was just making a super early observation.  I respect and liked the idea of the two MCs "working" together than "fighting"  together --- something TLoU rather lacked where Joel was a one man army even though his pipsqueak sidekick was clearly capable (but all she really was different in was her switchblade being an "gameshark infinity" version of Joel's shivs).

I haven't played Walking Dead (I want to).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on September 10, 2014, 10:18:38 PM
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/GamerGate-Everyone-Hates-Each-Other-I-Really-Tired-67039.html

I still don't care about GamerGate (or I guess #GamerGate since we that generation), but the title for this article pretty much sums up everything about 2014 perfectly.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 13, 2014, 12:21:09 AM
Dragon Con Was More Fun Than Video Games (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLNZFWR0Q8M) -- Super Bunnyhop, YouTube

"This is why I enjoyed this year's Dragon Con more than usual. It had a lot to do with everyone else going on in the gaming world at the time."
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 13, 2014, 12:47:06 AM
Dragon Con Was More Fun Than Video Games (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLNZFWR0Q8M) -- Super Bunnyhop, YouTube

"This is why I enjoyed this year's Dragon Con more than usual. It had a lot to do with everyone else going on in the gaming world at the time."

I like the intro montage.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 17, 2014, 03:16:04 PM
Bayonetta 2 - Nintendo Cosplay Trailer

http://youtu.be/9mFKGnxO8b4
Complete with old school sound effects and special attacks that make these costumes... surprisingly cool (but still tacky).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Darilon on September 17, 2014, 04:13:48 PM
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Curtain Call currently has two free DLC songs available for a limited time

FFIX - Roses of May
FFVI - Battle 2 (This one) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIWqrlzTTs8)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on September 17, 2014, 06:33:00 PM
Actually I did miss that news apparently. I am totally guilty of skimming gaming news sites and missing a ton. In truth the only things I really check out thoroughly are the forums here and some weird nutritional/medical sites. Forgive my ignorance/naivety on the PS TV. The fact remains, I am still very excited :)

Ok. Gotta tell on myself. I also have a horrible guilty pleasure of checking the mass of idiocy that gets posted on various Reddits as well.

Oh hey, speaking of which, I apparently missed that Gearbox is making a new game called Battleborn (http://www.battleborn.com/). It's another co-op shooter like Borderlands, but more eccentric and colorful, which is good in my eyes. I guess the competitive mode is more like a MOBA or something, too.  Also it's very pretty.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 17, 2014, 07:16:36 PM
Bayonetta 2 - Nintendo Cosplay Trailer

http://youtu.be/9mFKGnxO8b4
Complete with old school sound effects and special attacks that make these costumes... surprisingly cool (but still tacky).

I'm not allergic or sensitive to this kind of fanservice at all. I love how there's different layers of details with each costumes that has been shown (and in comparison to others I'm not even the biggest Nintendo fan out there).

Besides, Bayo is all about killing angels and demonic entities with style without being afraid of showing some sexual playfulness in the process. If Nintendo censored Bayo, more than one fan would have rightfully lost their shit. But thankfully, W101 and Bayo 2 turn out as well as they have because Nintendo and Platinum get along pretty well.

I apparently missed that Gearbox is making a new game called Battleborn (http://www.battleborn.com/). It's another co-op shooter like Borderlands, but more eccentric and colorful, which is good in my eyes. I guess the competitive mode is more like a MOBA or something, too.  Also it's very pretty.

FYI, Battleborn is MOBA FPS. However Gearbox is not gonna call it like that because of marketing and PR reasons.

Think of how Bungie calls Destiny a "Shared-World Shooter" but you can totally call it a MMO FPS and feel good about yourself because both mean the same thing anyway.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on September 17, 2014, 09:21:44 PM
FYI, Battleborn is MOBA FPS. However Gearbox is not gonna call it like that because of marketing and PR reasons.

Think of how Bungie calls Destiny a "Shared-World Shooter" but you can totally call it a MMO FPS and feel good about yourself because both mean the same thing anyway.

So long as it has a campaign/non-competitive mode, it can MOBA it up all it wants. MOBA's are fun, it's just the overcompetitive jackasses that aren't.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 24, 2014, 02:05:33 AM
Blizzard cancels Titan
http://www.polygon.com/2014/9/23/6833953/blizzard-cancels-titan-next-gen-mmo-pc

I'm surprised it was cancelled. If anything Blizzard really needs to have a new MMORPG soon if they want to stay in that market.
While WoW still prints money, given the time to ramp up on making an MMORPG, they'd need to start now if they want something in 5 years when WoW probably won't be as big as it is now.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on September 24, 2014, 09:18:52 AM
As I posted on The Escapist, I'm surprised they chalked up the cancellation to a "lack of passion" in the product. It implies nobody at Blizzard has any desire to move away from making games from the same three franchises over and over again.

Although given how long it takes them to do even the simplest things *cough*TheRestOfStarcraft2*cough* I don't think their team has much motivation to go around. Then again, I probably wouldn't either if my workplace had the same amenities as a resort spa.



ICYMI I don't think much of Blizzard as a company...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 24, 2014, 03:12:02 PM
Any expectation I had for the new Fatal Frame just vanished instantly:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=131476130&postcount=1

DoA characters in Fatal Frame
Breast physics
Wetness is a mechanic and clothing goes transparent

I mean... what the fuck ?!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on September 24, 2014, 04:58:40 PM
Any expectation I had for the new Fatal Frame just vanished instantly:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=131476130&postcount=1

DoA characters in Fatal Frame
Breast physics
Wetness is a mechanic and clothing goes transparent

I mean... what the fuck ?!

Eh. They have DoA characters in the Musou games, so its no big surprise that they'd bounce on in to other franchises. And besides, I bet they would've had such mechanics in the first game had the technology been there at the time.

And DoA aside, I kept thinking that they were finally combining Fatal Frame with Raw Danger. Either way, knowing Japan, I bet this *is* actually based on some ghost story or another.

All that said though, how the fuck are they going to handle having a goddamn ninja in a game about spooking teen girls?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 24, 2014, 05:40:57 PM
Any expectation I had for the new Fatal Frame just vanished instantly:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=131476130&postcount=1

DoA characters in Fatal Frame
Breast physics
Wetness is a mechanic and clothing goes transparent

I mean... what the fuck ?!

You were never interested if any of this bothers you then.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 24, 2014, 05:59:23 PM
You were never interested if any of this bothers you then.

I was interested in a game that would make me wet myself, not make me wet my character's shirt in hope of seeing a nipple.

wet yourself
informal
1 - to be very frightened
2 - to laugh a lot

 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 24, 2014, 06:33:19 PM
Still the same. You were at best only interested in concept, but you never cared enough for it if some additions or features makes you instantly change your mind about the entire game.

I'm not judging you or anything by the way. I'm just saying.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on September 24, 2014, 07:00:44 PM
I'm not sure, but I don't think Fatal Frame was ever big on...gratuitous fanservice? I mean, yeah, horror tends to be very fanservice-y, but I still don't think it's necessary in a game. They can make it work, maybe, but I doubt it'll ever not seem unnecessary.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 24, 2014, 07:12:38 PM
I'm not sure, but I don't think Fatal Frame was ever big on...gratuitous fanservice? I mean, yeah, horror tends to be very fanservice-y, but I still don't think it's necessary in a game. They can make it work, maybe, but I doubt it'll ever not seem unnecessary.

Here's Fatal Frame
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTEEsY8lMx0

Here's DoA5 Ultimate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SipYi8XOUBo

If they manage to mesh these two entities successfully, I'm ready to eat my words.
For now, my prognostic is that they won't.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 24, 2014, 07:18:41 PM
I thought Dante in SMT: Nocturne [?] worked due to the natures of the games (ghouls 'n ghosts 'n demons 'n such), but yeah this seems kinda like the Flintstones meeting the Jetsons.

As the owner of a pair of breasts, Jiggle physics annoy me due to [what feels like] a dubious understanding of how women's breasts actually bounce -- but whatever, that's trivial.

Wet physics is interesting though (moreso in the interest of realism), I'm just curious how it'll look.  "Wetness" as a gameplay thing is just....kinda funny to hear.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 24, 2014, 07:40:20 PM
I bet most have already made gigantics leaps in logic to dislike Fatal Frame 5 based of this last details.

...I don't know. People always get so touchy with fanservice. You can make it work, but you can't please everyone either.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on September 26, 2014, 11:00:30 AM
http://gematsu.com/2014/09/dead-or-alive-ayane-playable-fatal-frame-wii-u

Some screenshots of the FF5xDoA5 crossover and mmmeh. On the one hand, its nice to see the devs use the Buddhist myth of a monk getting sutras drawn all over himself in order to hide himself from ghosts as that would be something a ninja would totally use knowing that they'd be up against a shitload of ghosts and getting wounded would definitely level the playing field between the usual Fatal Frame protag and a goddamn ninja (especially a single ninja due to the law of ninjitsu conservation). On the other, our Kunoichi here got lazy and only halfassed the sutras over the body trick and she really doesn't look all that 'wounded'. Also, she's apparently rocking a ghost busting flashlight which is just straight up ridiculous (or is it ghost stunning).

Basically, this feels like the Zero Suit segment from Metroid: Zero Mission (but probably longer and less "Congrats on supercharging yourself with gear you shouldn't be seeing for another game or two.").
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on September 26, 2014, 02:30:32 PM
In comparison, this is way better than the Nintendo alt. costumes in FF4 and later Bayo 2 ended up doing better by having the good sense of integrating elements of the character you are dressing as into to the gameplay as well. In FF4, as I've seen, that was only fanservice.

Sure, in part this is that too (not like it's a big deal anyway), but this also is more significant content for the game in the long run. And as small this portion might be as an extra, they are at least putting some level of work into it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on September 29, 2014, 02:30:08 PM
New New Nintendo 3DS Ad with the changing covers with a JPOP star and a ton of Nintedo characters in fancy dress.
http://youtu.be/9MpQSvaduzk

So cute you'll get a tooth ache!
(http://i.minus.com/ifgE7t3w5cqLE.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on September 30, 2014, 06:16:47 PM
Steam is adding Canadian dollar currency (and thus regional pricing) October 7th.
Enjoy getting screwed like on consoles.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on September 30, 2014, 10:10:10 PM
Just another reason to avoid it.

I would expect next gen style price gouging hikes.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 02, 2014, 07:26:52 AM
Fatal Frame 5 Costumes and Accessories (http://bcl.rpen.us/community/index.php?/topic/1438-costumes-and-accessories/) -- BCL Forums

With lingerie and everything, the alt. costumes lack any sense of style to get bothered with the fanservice IMO.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on October 06, 2014, 10:45:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0zJF3KAI3w

Watching this and I'm thinking, Minecraft was probably indie game's greatest success stories and at the same time it's come pretty damn close to killing it.

Here's what I'm thinking about the economic reality of early access.
You make a game and it get 50000 sales.
You partially make a game, release that with the promise to continue developing it, and the early access version gets 50000 sales, with the same unit cost,  but that's it.
same amount of money but if you finish the game first, you can look at that as money made, whereas in the latter case it's like, development funds.

It's a model that worked very well for minecraft because minecraft made a ridiculous amount of money and, early on at least, would've had EXTREMELY low development costs.

Also feel like Minecraft getting successful coincided with a lot of drama cropping up in the indie scene cause I guess getting big begets that.

But yeah, this is why I didn't get Broken Age.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 15, 2014, 05:38:30 PM
Bayonetta 2's "Over-Sexualization" Complaint: A Perfect Example of What's Wrong with Modern Reviews (http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/10/14/bayonetta-2s-over-sexualization-complaint-a-perfect-example-of-whats-wrong-with-modern-reviews/) -- DualShockers
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on October 15, 2014, 05:49:53 PM
Bayonetta 2's "Over-Sexualization" Complaint: A Perfect Example of What's Wrong with Modern Reviews (http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/10/14/bayonetta-2s-over-sexualization-complaint-a-perfect-example-of-whats-wrong-with-modern-reviews/) -- DualShockers

I already spent two fun days on Neogaf disagreeing with the premise of that article, so I'm just gonna sum up real quick here again: I disagree.

But I doubt what I think matters, BECAUSE YAY BOOBIES AND BUTT

I will leave IGN's take on that which I think works both sides of that well and concisely:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-gXfamSPf0#t=325
"Bayonetta is strong and awesome, but it looks like the game was shot by a pervy cameraman [sic]"

Besides that, I still fully intend to purchase.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Rucks on October 15, 2014, 06:02:15 PM
Bayonetta 2's "Over-Sexualization" Complaint: A Perfect Example of What's Wrong with Modern Reviews (http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/10/14/bayonetta-2s-over-sexualization-complaint-a-perfect-example-of-whats-wrong-with-modern-reviews/) -- DualShockers

I already spent two fun days on Neogaf disagreeing with the premise of that article, so I'm just gonna sum up real quick here again: I disagree.

But I doubt what I think matters, BECAUSE YAY BOOBIES AND BUTT

I will leave IGN's take on that which I think works both sides of that well and concisely:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-gXfamSPf0#t=325
"Bayonetta is strong and awesome, but it looks like the game was shot by a pervy cameraman [sic]"

Besides that, I still fully intend to purchase.

Doesn't buying a game you object to on a personal level make you a bit complicit in the act?

It'd be like disagreeing with the killing of animals while chomping on delicious beef jerky.

Or (and I don't want to sound facetious) do you just not care enough about it to sway you away from buying?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on October 15, 2014, 06:06:14 PM
But I doubt what I think matters, BECAUSE YAY BOOBIES AND BUTT

I do enjoy my boobies and butts... but I will fight to the death so that you may get to enjoy some men-boobies (or chesticles if you prefer) and men-butts too!

(it's true that that ass camera shot in the video is kind of too much and pointless...)
 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on October 15, 2014, 06:16:23 PM
Bayonetta 2's "Over-Sexualization" Complaint: A Perfect Example of What's Wrong with Modern Reviews (http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/10/14/bayonetta-2s-over-sexualization-complaint-a-perfect-example-of-whats-wrong-with-modern-reviews/) -- DualShockers

I already spent two fun days on Neogaf disagreeing with the premise of that article, so I'm just gonna sum up real quick here again: I disagree.

But I doubt what I think matters, BECAUSE YAY BOOBIES AND BUTT

I will leave IGN's take on that which I think works both sides of that well and concisely:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-gXfamSPf0#t=325
"Bayonetta is strong and awesome, but it looks like the game was shot by a pervy cameraman [sic]"

Besides that, I still fully intend to purchase.

Doesn't buying a game you object to on a personal level make you a bit complicit in the act?

It'd be like disagreeing with the killing of animals while chomping on delicious beef jerky.

Or (and I don't want to sound facetious) do you just not care enough about it to sway you away from buying?

I think Bayonetta is an awesome series, the gameplay is fun as hell.  It doesn't mean half the cutscenes don't make my eyes roll at some point.  And unlike eating beef or other moral issues, no nothing is really harmed in this nor is it endangering the world (I think :P).

I like she's a badass, but I hate people saying she's empowering for women when I think that's *really* open for debate (and while I do think it's a grey area, some part of it's good and bad, I definitely lean more to one side).

Also, the aspect that a factor in Polygon's lower review is being criticized is dumb.  The Polygon reviewer stated that they love the gameplay, but like many reviews, it's not JUST gameplay that will always make a title earn a high score.  Games get docked for shitty voice acting, poor music, bad visuals and so forth, so why not something that is both consistent and [deemed] tacky that's getting in the way of the person's overall experience?  

But I doubt what I think matters, BECAUSE YAY BOOBIES AND BUTT

I do enjoy my boobies and butts... but I will fight to the death so that you may get to enjoy some men-boobies (or chesticles if you prefer) and men-butts too!

(it's true that that ass camera shot in the video is kind of too much and pointless...)
 

I'm all in favour of 'man-service' as well.  Everyone can win!  But since that's rarely the case.... *shrug*

I KNOW Bayonetta is sexy (or meant to be anyways; she's definitely a "snoo-snoo Amazoness" by proportion).  I hardly think a "pervy cameraman" needs to show off even more.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 15, 2014, 06:34:55 PM
I will leave IGN's take on that which I think works both sides of that well and concisely:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-gXfamSPf0#t=325
"Bayonetta is strong and awesome, but it looks like the game was shot by a pervy cameraman [sic]"

I understand the logic he's following by saying that. But as someone who grew up with lots of Japanese games and anime, that argument doesn't work for me at all.

Sex appeal in many forms in Japanese media is something that is not even a problem, the problem mainly comes from either cultural differences or a lack from someone to make the effort to view things in a open-minded manner.

Then again, a few that has complained about Bayonetta in the past do it out of the insecurities each of those people have/had at the time. Which, at the end of the day, ends up in a discussion where there's much ado about nothing and Bayo keeps being as sexy and fun as it has ever been.

Games get docked for shitty voice acting, poor music, bad visuals and so forth, so why not something that is both consistent and [deemed] tacky that's getting in the way of the person's overall experience?

Read the article that I linked from DualShockers please.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on October 15, 2014, 06:37:59 PM
No offense, but skimming through that article...I feel like it's a better example of what's wrong with gaming journalistic writing than the Polygon review. And yes, I read the Polygon review. I didn't agree with it and it was painful to read at times, since it didn't seem to want to give a lot of examples as to what it was saying, so it was difficult to understand their position. It's not a good review, and I've seen better, even from Polygon, even on ones I very much did not agree with.

But that articles feels a bit too charged to take seriously, like someone's just posting an sternly-worded letter. Granted, it's difficult enough for a member of the industry to say "everyone's doing it wrong!" and still be taken seriously...

I will leave IGN's take on that which I think works both sides of that well and concisely:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-gXfamSPf0#t=325
"Bayonetta is strong and awesome, but it looks like the game was shot by a pervy cameraman [sic]"

Besides that, I still fully intend to purchase.

Damnit IGN, how can I hate you went you actually make good points?! :P

But seriously, I think that sums it up just right. I want to agree with the idea that it's part of her character and she "owns" her sexuality or whatever. I guess I'd have to play the game more, but what I couldn't help but be distracted by the buttshots in the cutscenes of the demo, though. I don't think there were too many, and I don't think it's that much of a problem - I love Bayonetta as a character, and that includes her looks - but if the full game has a lot of that (and I've heard conflcting reports), I could see some people getting annoyed or even offended by it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on October 15, 2014, 06:55:49 PM
I will leave IGN's take on that which I think works both sides of that well and concisely:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-gXfamSPf0#t=325
"Bayonetta is strong and awesome, but it looks like the game was shot by a pervy cameraman [sic]"

I understand the logic he's following by saying that. But as someone who grew up with lots of Japanese games and anime, that argument doesn't work for me at all.

Sex appeal in many forms in Japanese media is something that is not even a problem, the problem mainly comes from either cultural differences or a lack from someone to make the effort to view things in a open-minded manner.

Then again, a few that has complained about Bayonetta in the past do it out of the insecurities each of those people have/had at the time. Which, at the end of the day, ends up in a discussion where there's much ado about nothing and Bayo keeps being as sexy and fun as it has ever been.

Not everyone watches anime and not everyone grows up on the same cultural influences.  I'm not sure what part of T&A is about open-mindedness when taste and tastefulness (especially when it comes to sexualization) is a very difficult thing to nail down, and again, not so black and white to simply tell people that "oh well you should be open-minded about it!".  Plus, it's one thing to say 'sex appeal' (of which Bayonetta is dripping in) and another in creating a voyeuristic camera (the first shot of the demo goes from Bayo's chest-gem to her box).  The point is that this IS nuanced and can't be talked about so matter-of-factly; people have dissenting opinions and beliefs.  And if this is a game that was always meant for Stateside release (where it may be more contentious to show off such blatant/obvious sexual tones), then such discussion may inevitably happen.

I don't think one bad review is going to kill the game, nor do I think it "THE BIG PROBLEM WITH MODERN REVIEWS".  It's one different opinion; not the final word against it.

I don't get what you mean by "insecurities".

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Games get docked for shitty voice acting, poor music, bad visuals and so forth, so why not something that is both consistent and [deemed] tacky that's getting in the way of the person's overall experience?

Read the article that I linked from DualShockers please.

I did, but what specifically about it?  

No offense, but skimming through that article...I feel like it's a better example of what's wrong with gaming journalistic writing than the Polygon review. [....]
But that articles feels a bit too charged to take seriously, like someone's just posting an sternly-worded letter. Granted, it's difficult enough for a member of the industry to say "everyone's doing it wrong!" and still be taken seriously...

That was more my impression as well.  

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. I guess I'd have to play the game more, but what I couldn't help but be distracted by the buttshots in the cutscenes of the demo, though. I don't think there were too many, and I don't think it's that much of a problem - I love Bayonetta as a character, and that includes her looks - but if the full game has a lot of that (and I've heard conflcting reports), I could see some people getting annoyed or even offended by it.

I *hated* the start of the demo for the obvious pandering, but when it died down and resumed to be about a sexy heroine kicking ass I was totally into it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 15, 2014, 10:33:25 PM
@Dice: Cool that you have personal emotions about this but discussing this any longer is big waste of time when a few have gone and said what it needed to be said in other places. I find it so boring to try to follow this when it has happened so many times before.

Is like I said, much ado about nothing and Bayo 2 is stil one of the best releases of this year. A year that has been slow but not bad at all overall.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on October 20, 2014, 04:49:15 PM
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/9814-Its-Okay-To-Like-Or-Not-Like-Bayonetta

Topic says it very well.  And he's right; you can like Bayonetta or not, she's a figure definitely worth the debate -- in the end the game at its core is a ton of fun at the very least with a lead that kicks a [mega]ton of butt.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 23, 2014, 03:09:17 PM
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- NA cover slightly censored (http://a.pomf.se/ixzifq.JPG) -- AGB, Twitter

(http://i.imgur.com/6aun2rQ.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on October 25, 2014, 12:28:06 AM
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- NA cover slightly censored (http://a.pomf.se/ixzifq.JPG) -- AGB, Twitter

(http://i.imgur.com/6aun2rQ.gif)

Aksys is pretty good with its audience and knowing what they want...even with this in mind I can't even imagine.  It wasn't that bad before..
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on October 25, 2014, 03:57:23 AM
Well, there's not pimple-like glow anymore... that's good?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on October 25, 2014, 10:31:02 AM
Well, there's not pimple-like glow anymore... that's good?

cannot unsee...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on October 25, 2014, 10:54:30 AM
BUT WHAT ABOUT HER FINISHING MOVE WHERE SHE POPS THEM ALL OVER THE ENEMY?????
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on October 25, 2014, 11:21:56 AM
BUT WHAT ABOUT HER FINISHING MOVE WHERE SHE POPS THEM ALL OVER THE ENEMY?????

(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4858/633/320/Guilty%20Gear%206.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 25, 2014, 01:58:27 PM
@Mesh: You are describing classic Killer Instinct there.

Well, there's not pimple-like glow anymore... that's good?

That was the "offensive part" aside from the cleavage? What a joke.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on October 25, 2014, 02:12:43 PM
My joke's a joke, yes.


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cannot unsee...

You'll now forever see zits whenever a character is drawn with shiny cheeks, boobs or buttcheeks. I'm sorry...

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on October 26, 2014, 04:42:45 PM
In the future, they will censor exposed nipples by just telling you they're raised flesh bumps where spiders live.

Anyway I just saw an ad for like, if you preorder GTAV you get a million dollars of in-game currency, apparently divided between the single player and online part of the game.

Doesn't that undermine the part of the game where you actually have to do stuff to make money?

Are we going to start seeing preorder content that's just INFINITE LIVES!!!1 or something?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on October 26, 2014, 04:47:30 PM
I don't have too much experience with the game, but I don't think $1M is a whole lot in GTAV, especially in the online mode.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on October 26, 2014, 05:30:17 PM
From what I heard about people playing online, 1,000,000 is indeed not that much.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on October 27, 2014, 07:29:52 PM
Oh hey PC port of Valkyria Chronicles IT'S LIKE I HAVE LESS OF A REASON TO GET A PS3 EVERY DAY.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on October 27, 2014, 08:36:07 PM
Oh hey PC port of Valkyria Chronicles IT'S LIKE I HAVE LESS OF A REASON TO GET A PS3 EVERY DAY.

Wonder if they'd do the whole series.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on October 27, 2014, 09:14:20 PM
Oh hey PC port of Valkyria Chronicles IT'S LIKE I HAVE LESS OF A REASON TO GET A PS3 EVERY DAY.

Wonder if they'd do the whole series.

@MGF:^This!

They would probably have to really really should rebuild VC2 from the ground up. Then again, why bother? VC3 is what they should be trying to port over to PC next (or straight up making a VC4).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 28, 2014, 08:02:57 AM
@Mesh: VC is not one of the reasons most got a PS3 for. If anything, VC normally is a 'recommended title' in case you already had a PS3. Not the other way around.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on October 28, 2014, 07:23:53 PM
What IS a good reason to get a PS3, then :S
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on October 28, 2014, 07:37:59 PM
What IS a good reason to get a PS3, then :S

That's...a good question actually. :/ I love my PS3 and I have a lot of games for it, but none of them are beyond "nice to have" that aren't available on the PC or 360...except I guess 3D Dot Game Heroes? Depends on how much you liked A Link to the Past and Dragon Quest I guess...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on October 28, 2014, 08:01:13 PM
I bought my PS3 for VC, no joke.  I'm not sure how Yggdrasil became the arbiter of why people buy consoles...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on October 28, 2014, 08:08:23 PM
I'm trying to remember what game did it for me....

I've enjoyed the hell out of every system I get for the most part; I think so long as you can get a few games you *love* from a system, then it was worth it.

I remember not enjoying VC that much personally.... but I really sucked at the game too (and, as usual, playing during the school year really kills the buzz for gaming beyond easy titles or handhelds).  I wouldn't mind giving her a second go on Steam.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on October 28, 2014, 08:15:13 PM
What IS a good reason to get a PS3, then :S
Console gaming>PC gaming?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on October 28, 2014, 08:32:46 PM
Running through the stuff I was REALLY interested in getting a 360 for, it pretty much was just Ketsui, Mamorukun Curse, and VC.

So yeah, here's hoping that PC release pans out. Also imagine VC would... probably run on my laptop.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 28, 2014, 09:32:43 PM
I bought my PS3 for VC, no joke.  I'm not sure how Yggdrasil became the arbiter of why people buy consoles...

I didn't said everyone, you said everyone. I said most people. There's a difference.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on October 29, 2014, 03:22:24 AM
I don't think he said 'everyone'...

Anyway, I bought my PS3 for a bunch of reasons, but VC was (together with Disgaea 3) my first game for it. Back then it was one of those games that really stood out. I think it still does.

I did buy my Xbox 360 for Tales of Vesperia. Kinda. My brother had an 360 and I was about to move out, so I bought my own to be able to play my favourites.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 29, 2014, 03:03:42 PM
Nintendo CEO says recovered enough from surgery to resume work (http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2014/10/nintendo-satoru-iwata-has-now-recovered.html) -- All Games Beta (via: Reuters)

"Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co's Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Wednesday he had recovered well enough from surgery in June to remove a tumour in his bile duct to enable him to resume his regular work duties."

I don't think he said 'everyone'...

He was implying it with the tone I get from his message at least.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Rucks on October 29, 2014, 03:24:49 PM
Nintendo CEO says recovered enough from surgery to resume work (http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2014/10/nintendo-satoru-iwata-has-now-recovered.html) -- All Games Beta (via: Reuters)

"Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co's Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Wednesday he had recovered well enough from surgery in June to remove a tumour in his bile duct to enable him to resume his regular work duties."

I don't think he said 'everyone'...

He was implying it with the tone I get from his message at least.

Person whose tone is constantly misinterpreted, misinterprets tone.

You're fun Ygg. haha.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 29, 2014, 07:20:13 PM
Person whose tone is constantly misinterpreted, misinterprets tone.

You're fun Ygg. haha.

More than one miscellaneous comment I've done over the years in this forum to get some kind of reaction in certain topics, for various reasons, really ended up becoming a part of this Ygg character.

This account almost from the beginning has been, in a manner of speaking, experimental. I'm saying this to come clean from my part and also because I've noticed that this nickname became something I have no control over for the way I've treated this account.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Starmongoose on October 29, 2014, 07:24:53 PM
So what your saying is Yggdrasil is like what Sasha Fierce is to Beyonce?

You go girl.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on October 29, 2014, 07:38:20 PM
I bought my PS3 for VC, no joke.  I'm not sure how Yggdrasil became the arbiter of why people buy consoles...

I didn't said everyone, you said everyone. I said most people. There's a difference.

Uhhhhhhhhhhh.

There were a number of PS3 exclusives I wanted to get a PS3 for. Under Defeat got a US release on the 360 a few weeks ago, and VC is coming to steam now.

I... mean I literally have fewer reasons to get a PS3 now than I did earlier.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on October 30, 2014, 12:48:48 AM
@Starmongoose: Some kind of alter ego you mean? No, it wasn't that literal. It was more like a projection of me that goes out of my own personality, if that make sense to you.

Either way, I did this projection for so long that now whatever perception there is of my person under this nickname here is a bit of mess to say the least since it sort of became its own thing that I have no control over.

Ah well. As strange as this might sound I already found what I was searching for some time ago, so this account served more than one purpose on my end.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on October 30, 2014, 03:20:48 AM
And here I thought the way I treat my pennames was weird (one of them has her own Steam and PSN accounts)...

(But I guarantee I'm the real me here!)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on October 30, 2014, 07:35:22 PM
VC's on GMG now. You can preorder for 18. and there's a coupon that knocks it down to 15.

Not entirely sure my system can run it but imma get it and hope for the best.

--- edit ---

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/11/sega_confirms_second_batch_of_3d_classics_for_the_west

OH SHIT SEGA Y'ALL BEEN EATIN YA VITAMINS IT SEEMS.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on November 04, 2014, 02:04:02 PM
http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/11-05-2014//
New Nintendo Direct tomorrow.
I actually love that Nintendo does these...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on November 04, 2014, 06:45:13 PM
^Please, Nintendo, announce Donkey Kong Country 1-3 for the Virtual Console. I'm tired of all 5 of the people who still care about VC whining so loudly about their absences...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on November 04, 2014, 08:27:00 PM
Hopefully we'll get some deets on either SMTxFE, XBCX and/or Code Name S.T.E.A.M..
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on November 04, 2014, 08:33:03 PM
deets on either SMTxFE

I'll actually be more surprised the day we DO see news about that one.  I'm pretty sure a year's worth of logistics and discussion were just on how to make the crazy combo work.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on November 04, 2014, 09:37:46 PM
My guess:

- More spoilers reveals for Pokemon and SSB Wii U
- Additional region release dates for New 3DS (Maybe paired with another exclusive announcement?)
- Early reveal for Series 2 Amiibos
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on November 06, 2014, 02:05:03 AM
Hopefully we'll get some deets on either SMTxFE, XBCX and/or Code Name S.T.E.A.M..

Well two out of three ain't bad. Especially since we got Majora's Mask 3DS out of it as well.

Also some other stuff involving anime Miyamoto directed, Amiibos, Splatoon, DLC, Kirby Canvas Curse and some other stuff that's on the way.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on November 06, 2014, 01:36:43 PM
I was quite pleased with the Direct. It was nice to see more Xenoblade, and now Splatoon, Captain Toad, and Code Name STEAM are high priorities for me. I never cared for Majora's Mask (Great storytelling, but I couldn't stand the gameplay), but I'm glad people will stop begging for it now...

Oh, and Duck Hunt! Might be worth $6...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on November 07, 2014, 06:09:33 PM
So erm... Activision | Blizzard is making a TF2 style shooter.

Overwatch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvqZxWLnqco

What in the name of ...
 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on November 07, 2014, 06:34:28 PM
So erm... Activision | Blizzard is making a TF2 style shooter.

Overwatch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvqZxWLnqco

What in the name of ...
 

It's like Disney got into bed with Blizzard and made a dirty mess that runs at 15 frames per second.  Blizzard could probably make anything they wanted to with their reputation.... this is pretty disappointing that their first new franchise in almost TWO decades looks like some crazy cash-in on "a bunch of stuff that should work" (I mean it feels kinda "safe").  It also looks like it would operate better as a non first person shooter.

Granted the gameplay looks fun, just....I dunno, aren't we oversaturated enough on the genre?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on November 07, 2014, 06:40:17 PM
Exactly as you said. It's just playing it safe and boring.

Look at Blizzard. Making a MOBA and a TF2 shooter...
It's almost hilarious that everyone copied WoW and now WoW's maker are copying everyone else.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on November 07, 2014, 06:54:03 PM
Wouldn't be surprised if they make it terrible on purpose so people stop challenging them to make a new IP
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on November 07, 2014, 08:45:19 PM
Outside of BioShock, I couldn't get into First-person shooters this past generation at all for many, many reasons. But Overwatch might be FPS I've been waiting for. I've really enjoyed what Blizz has shown and I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klyde Chroma on November 07, 2014, 09:47:29 PM
Outside of BioShock, I couldn't get into First-person shooters this past generation at all for many, many reasons. But Overwatch might be FPS I've been waiting for. I've really enjoyed what Blizz has shown and I'm looking forward to it.

After falling in love with Borderlands, I remain fairly certain that was pretty much the ONLY flavor of shooter for me last gen. Thing of it is, inherently the atmosphere and mood FPS titles never really fits the bill for me.

This Overwatch looks promising though. If for no other reason than appearing more "cartoon" than "military" the aesthetic is somewhat appealing to me.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on November 08, 2014, 01:36:33 PM
Klyde you MIGHT like http://www.warsow.net/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klyde Chroma on November 08, 2014, 06:12:01 PM
Klyde you MIGHT like http://www.warsow.net/

Mesh your damn near encyclopedic knowledge of left field awesome titles never ceases to amaze me. And yes, you hit the nail on the head in terms of the type of aesthetic that appeals to me. Although models and environments look a bit bland, considering it IS a freebie the offering is quite impressive IMO.

The trailer presented with Techno-tastic audio made me feel like I was viewing a gem from the dreamcast-era for some strange reason. That is good thing. Thanks for the heads up.

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on November 08, 2014, 08:15:45 PM
BlizzCon 2014: Warcraft Movie Presentation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHqsLQieUyQ)

"Legendary Films presents Warcraft."

Their best panel this year.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on November 10, 2014, 02:46:45 AM
Not sure if this is "News" or for the Youtube thread.... but uh... Now presenting: Sonic Boom, the next "Sonic '06".

http://youtu.be/hDCzoqhjP7M
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on November 12, 2014, 12:10:52 AM
Dear Lord! Was just browsing the new releases on PSN and I suddenly fear for the generation that's going to grow up not knowing that games used to reward you with cosmetic items and stuff like that for free! Seems like every JRPG that comes out these days ends up with over $50 worth of DLC before all is said and done.

Meanwhile, a Tales game has a Season Pass. I never thought I'd see the day.

*walks away moping*
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on November 12, 2014, 08:07:36 PM
Dear Lord! Was just browsing the new releases on PSN and I suddenly fear for the generation that's going to grow up not knowing that games used to reward you with cosmetic items and stuff like that for free! Seems like every JRPG that comes out these days ends up with over $50 worth of DLC before all is said and done.

This relates to why the GTA:SA Steam thing bugs me.

I'm happy that you can patch games to fix bugs/imbalances/problems/add new content. That's a good thing. Mods are great.

But I also miss games being at least a somewhat immutable /product/ that, if you played them, you'd be playing the same thing as everyone else that plays them, and you'd be guaranteed that, if you revisited the game in the future, it'd be the same game you played when it was new (unless you went out of your way to fiddle with it).

I said this before but Minecraft now is not the same thing as Minecraft was when I first played it, and it's sort of a pain to go back to the older versions (and I'm not sure if you can play them online easily, either).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on November 13, 2014, 04:12:32 PM
Hey, let's all laugh at Ubisoft for Assassin's Creed Unity selling worse than some obscure last gen RPG! Or congratulate Valkyria Chronicles for beating some hyped up triple A thing on Steam. Or both. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/138590-Valkyria-Chronicles-Tops-Steam-Charts-After-Release)

I don't care about the triple A hypetrains at all, but it's nice to see Valkyria Chronicles do so well on Steam. Hopefully this will pave the way for the sequels and encourage other Japanese publishers to port more stuff over to Steam.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on November 13, 2014, 05:39:33 PM
But...but...how can you compete with next-gen graphics like this:

(http://cdn.destructoid.com//ul/283721-ACHeader1.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on November 13, 2014, 05:49:42 PM
But...but...how can you compete with next-gen graphics like this:

(http://cdn.destructoid.com//ul/283721-ACHeader1.jpg)

Not to hit THAT territory, but that looks like one of those racist caricatures you'd see in old school cartoons.  :S

Hey, let's all laugh at Ubisoft for Assassin's Creed Unity selling worse than some obscure last gen RPG! Or congratulate Valkyria Chronicles for beating some hyped up triple A thing on Steam. Or both. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/138590-Valkyria-Chronicles-Tops-Steam-Charts-After-Release)

I don't care about the triple A hypetrains at all, but it's nice to see Valkyria Chronicles do so well on Steam. Hopefully this will pave the way for the sequels and encourage other Japanese publishers to port more stuff over to Steam.

Honestly?  Good.  There's been so much BS surrounding this game for a long time that maybe this will be their call to get their ducks in a row.
I want Ubisoft to do well; truly I'd kill to see another Prince of Persia and see more "art projects" like Child of Light. 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on November 13, 2014, 06:53:01 PM
But...but...how can you compete with next-gen graphics like this:

(http://cdn.destructoid.com//ul/283721-ACHeader1.jpg)

Not to hit THAT territory, but that looks like one of those racist caricatures you'd see in old school cartoons.  :S

Hey, let's all laugh at Ubisoft for Assassin's Creed Unity selling worse than some obscure last gen RPG! Or congratulate Valkyria Chronicles for beating some hyped up triple A thing on Steam. Or both. (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/138590-Valkyria-Chronicles-Tops-Steam-Charts-After-Release)

I don't care about the triple A hypetrains at all, but it's nice to see Valkyria Chronicles do so well on Steam. Hopefully this will pave the way for the sequels and encourage other Japanese publishers to port more stuff over to Steam.

Honestly?  Good.  There's been so much BS surrounding this game for a long time that maybe this will be their call to get their ducks in a row.
I want Ubisoft to do well; truly I'd kill to see another Prince of Persia and see more "art projects" like Child of Light. 

You must have watched some seriously fucked up cartoons back in the day, because unless it was Itchy and Scratchy, there weren't too many instances of characters going full on no-face.


As for the VC thing kicking the AC thing's ass, all I want is for SEGA to recall that there are markets beyond Japan's.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on November 14, 2014, 01:03:48 AM
I want Ubisoft to do well; truly I'd kill to see another Prince of Persia and see more "art projects" like Child of Light.

More UbiArt Framework games pls.

All the 6 games that have been made at Ubisoft Montpellier and Montreal with that engine have been some of the best stuff they has released in the last few years. There also seem to be plans for a Prince of Persia to be made with the engine, but who knows.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on November 14, 2014, 04:41:44 AM
Quote
Not to hit THAT territory, but that looks like one of those racist caricatures you'd see in old school cartoons.  :S

I... see what you mean. That certainly adds another layer of creepy/awful to something that was nightmare inducing to begin with.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on November 14, 2014, 06:47:56 AM

You must have watched some seriously fucked up cartoons back in the day, because unless it was Itchy and Scratchy, there weren't too many instances of characters going full on no-face.


As for the VC thing kicking the AC thing's ass, all I want is for SEGA to recall that there are markets beyond Japan's.
She's talking about older stuff....well unless you get into anime. Then the caricature she is talking about shows up in more recent stuff. Like Mr. Popo in DBZ. Unless I am completely misinterpreting what she is talking about. >.>
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on November 14, 2014, 08:17:48 AM
This right?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Square_Tom_Sawyer_screenshot_blackface.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on November 14, 2014, 08:42:35 AM
Yep, that. Only they somehow removed half of the skull and... yeah. Let's just leave it at that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on November 14, 2014, 10:22:33 AM

You must have watched some seriously fucked up cartoons back in the day, because unless it was Itchy and Scratchy, there weren't too many instances of characters going full on no-face.


As for the VC thing kicking the AC thing's ass, all I want is for SEGA to recall that there are markets beyond Japan's.
She's talking about older stuff....well unless you get into anime. Then the caricature she is talking about shows up in more recent stuff. Like Mr. Popo in DBZ. Unless I am completely misinterpreting what she is talking about. >.>

I know what she's talking about. But I also know that the racial caricature being depicted in that image is the hyper offensive No-Face. You guys think its all fun and games to mock people based solely on their 'lack of skin anything over the facial region', but if anyone stopped and thought about how they're treating this minority and how would they like it if they were treated just as badly as someone who has no face. People without faces are people too!

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#racialparalogue #faceism #facetious #vanishingcream
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on November 17, 2014, 03:00:30 PM
The Legend of FalcoMaster3000 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6vqWxTku8I) -- Super Smash Bros. University, YouTube

"A masked vigilante showed up at a smash bros meetup with a ski mask and sunglasses. He didn't say a word for 9 entire hours, beat everyone there and won the bracket, gave a thumbs up and left without saying a word. When asked what to enter him as in the tournament he got a pen and wrote "Falcomaster3000".

None of us can figure out who it was. His physical characteristics don't match anyone with that skill in the region. I don't think we'll ever see him again."
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on November 17, 2014, 03:13:53 PM
Might be a traveling player. My ex told me some players who play on a professional level sometimes just kinda tour around, crashing on couches and paying for food with tournament prizes. Apparently that's what Captain Jack did ten years ago in Europe. (Also a quiet type. Managed to nearly wordlessly order croquettes with mustard on a bun, a typical Dutch snack food, which he seemed to like very much.)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on November 20, 2014, 03:52:52 AM
Nexon (yes, that Nexon) is making a Ghost in the Shell FPS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASmpwURXRaM).  While it looks decent enough I do have to wonder...why Nexon...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on November 20, 2014, 05:51:48 AM
Nexon (yes, that Nexon) is making a Ghost in the Shell FPS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASmpwURXRaM).  While it looks decent enough I do have to wonder...why Nexon...
Never heard of them, so could you provide context on them?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on November 20, 2014, 07:06:58 AM
They're a Korean MMO giant.  Probably best known for MapleStory, but they've made a lot of games.  Pretty much all of their games have been free-to-play...and heavily criticized for being the "bad" kind of free-to-play.  Though I don't actually play any of them myself so I can't really say more about that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on November 20, 2014, 08:14:42 AM
I've played some Nexon games and they are terrible at microtransactions.
First of all, it's not really micro.
Second, they make their shit so random, you pay money on the unknown.
There is no way to get want you want specifically, you have to gamble eternally until one day you get lucky enough to get want you wanted.
(The term used almost everywhere is 'gachapon' system)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on November 20, 2014, 11:55:58 AM
Nexon (yes, that Nexon) is making a Ghost in the Shell FPS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASmpwURXRaM).  While it looks decent enough I do have to wonder...why Nexon...

I forget, were these the devs that had been making that bizarre Megaman X MMO a few years back?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on November 20, 2014, 02:44:27 PM
I forget, were these the devs that had been making that bizarre Megaman X MMO a few years back?

A quick search in Google says that it was a joint project between Capcom and Neowiz Games.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on November 27, 2014, 07:04:48 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/11/level-5-announce-ps4-game-e3-2015

Lololol. Looks like Hino wants to make an even bigger piece of shit than WKC.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on November 28, 2014, 07:41:50 AM
http://gematsu.com/2014/11/level-5-announce-ps4-game-e3-2015

Lololol. Looks like Hino wants to make an even bigger piece of shit than WKC.
Oh come on, let's be optimistic. They can make a good game....right? The original trailer for White Knight Chronicles looked good at least, even if that isn't how the game systems ended up. >.>
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on November 28, 2014, 01:06:51 PM
I think they could make a good game... if they got their priorities straight. Like, don't worry about scale until you've got a decent story planned out. If you don't have that it'll just be a load of content with no context.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on November 28, 2014, 02:04:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XJatBDK.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/LlfGUFn.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/3yEdr94.gif)

Yeah, no.

I don't know who they collaborated with on Yokai Watch or Fantasy Life yet, but when left to their own devices, their batting average is a big fat zero. They REALLY REALLY shouldn't be left to their own devices (bonus points if their collaborator can reign in their insane grindfest-a-thons treadmills; I really don't like having to grind a half dozen stupid rare drops off of enemies stronger than anything in the main game just for the sake of changing one of my three giant robot color schemes exactly once to a color that I may not even want due to not being able to preview the change before blowing my hard earned loot before having to do it again if I made a mistake or want to do something with the rest of the color scheme).

Anyways, I feel like we should continue this discussion over on WKC's GeoNet, instead of shitting up this thread....oh wait!

That no longer exists, over half of WKC is completely unplayable anymore (although to be fair, it was mostly unplayable to begin with given the moronic AI, the escort missions (that if you let the escortee go down meant an instant game over) the game loved to drop on you, the rampant lack of effort in the second game (mo' like a badly made expansion pack, which is probably why they packed the first game with it), the unfun battle system (that was a vast improvement over the original game's system which demanded that you never use combo chains because it took away from your giant robot gauge and required you to, get this, grind like a motherfucker to recharge), the awful plot that forces you to play a dull, lifeless moron that gets sidelined at the drop of the hat (I'm talking about the main character Leonard, not your custom made Avatar who barely manages to achieve the vaunted status of background prop, outside of the online portion, which by the way, still doesn't exist), the insane post game dungeon requiring a team made up online players (gee, I wonder why that isn't playable anymore?), the fact that you had better hope that you have a team of player avatars along for the ride because outside of the Avatar nobody gets to keep their giant robots for the postgame and the fucking mountains of fetch quests and grinding everywhere).

While I won't say that WKCs is as bad as Beyond the Beyond, Lunar: Dragon Song or Time and Eternity, I will say that it comes pretty close.


Also, the E3 trailer was full of goddamn lies. There's almost nothing that trailer contained that showed up in the final product.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on November 28, 2014, 02:19:42 PM
Fantasy Life was in large part thanks to Brownie Brown/1-Up Studios, who made Mother 3 (supposedly. They also made a bunch of crap like Magical Starsign and Sword of Mana).

But I think Yokai Watch was entirely Level 5's creation...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on November 28, 2014, 03:14:42 PM
Fantasy Life was in large part thanks to Brownie Brown/1-Up Studios, who made Mother 3 (supposedly. They also made a bunch of crap like Magical Starsign and Sword of Mana).

But I think Yokai Watch was entirely Level 5's creation...

Yeah, if I recall correctly, Brownie Brown were a large part of the dev team that originally worked on the early Mana titles but splintered off after Legend to go make Magical Vacation.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on November 28, 2014, 03:31:06 PM
WKC aside, I have yet to play a Level 5 title I don't enjoy, really never understood all the hate. :(
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on November 28, 2014, 03:37:42 PM
Quote
Fantasy Life was in large part thanks to Brownie Brown/1-Up Studios, who made Mother 3 (supposedly. They also made a bunch of crap like Magical Starsign and Sword of Mana).

Hey, don't say mean things about Magical Starsign! It may have had some flaws, but it made up for it with a ton of personality :(

Quote
WKC aside, I have yet to play a Level 5 title I don't enjoy, really never understood all the hate. :(

While most games aren't that bad on their own, there's just too much 'do the same thing over and over again'. Many of their games are grindfests and when they do hit a good idea they'll milk it for all its worth. Like, they make a new Inazuma Eleven every year or so because there's a new batch of 9-year-olds to sell them the game to each year. They're even working with different versions now.

(I do love the Professor Layton games, though.)

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on November 28, 2014, 03:58:15 PM
Quote
Fantasy Life was in large part thanks to Brownie Brown/1-Up Studios, who made Mother 3 (supposedly. They also made a bunch of crap like Magical Starsign and Sword of Mana).

Hey, don't say mean things about Magical Starsign! It may have had some flaws, but it made up for it with a ton of personality :(

And then it took it all out back and shot it with poor pacing and bland dialogue...I'm sorry, but I bought that game for the personality alone and was still left disappointed. :/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on November 28, 2014, 04:53:46 PM
But... but... nightmare inducing gooey gummy people?

Yeah, well, okay, the game definitely had problems and I can totally see those getting in the way of a nice gaming experience, but I will always appreciate how weirdly twisted it got later on.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on November 29, 2014, 01:08:24 AM
WKC aside, I have yet to play a Level 5 title I don't enjoy, really never understood all the hate. :(

I feel that it mostly stems from the fairly disingenuous way they treat gamers. From minor things like WKC's Avatar all the way to their idea of a Girls' RPG being a Japanese Bar Hostess raising simulator (Bar Hostesses in Japan are basically glorified prostitutes). The devs don't really like to leave their comfort zone of pandering to 9 yr old boys and in shows in all their work. Even the 'charm' they drench their games and whatnot in feels phony or bargain bin discount at times like Dark Cloud 2's Jurat Tree looking more like that one money lending tree in that one commercial (someone on this site had what I'm referring to as an avatar at one point), than anything whimsical or high fantasy-ish. Also, they're not afraid at all at reusing material like WKC stealing Dark Cloud 2's opening sequence wholesale (the only things missing during that sequence was time travel and shape shifting and both of those got retconned back in WKC2), or swiping it wholesale from another game like FFX's romantic scene in on a lake (doubly egregious in that nothing ever comes of that pairing again, at all, ever). And that's not even going into things like dropped character arcs, stupid fake outs, rampant misogyny, moronic AI or central gameplay mechanics getting discarded for the sake of the plot.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on December 01, 2014, 10:56:48 PM
Denuvo, the new unbeatable DRM, has been beaten. It stood strong for an entire 2 months but is now beaten.

http://www.dsogaming.com/news/report-denuvo-drm-system-has-been-cracked
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klyde Chroma on December 03, 2014, 06:59:33 PM
For those who didn't catch word about the 20th anniversary sony theme on the PSN, I got it on the PS4 but the PS3 and PSVita has incarnations as well (I think). There is something really neat about booting up the PS4 and hearing that classic PS1 boot-tune play. Oooooo Soneestlagia at its finest I say.

The theme was a clever way to serve up something to the staggering amount of people who just bought a PS4 on black friday only to announce the CE System a week later. LoL

EDIT: For anyone who read before my edit, I misreported having it on the VITATV. Doesn't seem to be the case. Worse yet I worded it wrong made claim to have gotten it. Forgive me for (erroneously) coming across as a fibber if ya caught that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 06, 2014, 02:45:05 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/06/suikdoen-ii-arrives-playstation-network-next-week/

FINALLLYYYYYYYYYYY

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/06/first-look-street-fighter-v-gameplay/

Yay?  Probably best to not buy the first three editions of it though. :P  (/oldjoke)

http://youtu.be/Ow2cL-pp6p8

Uncharted 4 snippets too.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: DPB on December 06, 2014, 02:59:17 PM
I'm really glad I sold my copy of Suikoden II when I did, it's a great game but not worth the huge amount I got for it. Now I'll be able buy it back for about 1/20th of the price.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 06, 2014, 03:13:52 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/06/first-look-street-fighter-v-gameplay/

Yay?  Probably best to not buy the first three editions of it though. :P  (/oldjoke)

If you are not into the genre for real? Sure. But is not like RPGs don't get updates too, in fact, for the longest time updates have been a thing in gaming that have been made available in various forms and formats.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 06, 2014, 03:15:06 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/06/suikdoen-ii-arrives-playstation-network-next-week/

FINALLLYYYYYYYYYYY

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VMuJVDQjGCM/UvZ5PbXAuXI/AAAAAAAAB3E/XHF5pARYaWg/s1600/rainbow+nuclear+explosion.jpg)

I Am EXCITE.

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/06/first-look-street-fighter-v-gameplay/

Yay?  Probably best to not buy the first three editions of it though. :P  (/oldjoke)

If you are not into the genre for real? Sure. But is not like RPGs don't get updates too, in fact, for the longest time updates have been a thing in gaming that have been made available in various forms and formats.

No, she's right. Especially for Street Fighter. The first version of any SF is horrendous, and the second is usually only a bit better, but it's only ever by the 3rd or 4th or even 5th iteration that it truly holds up.

Of course, this is coming from someone who will buy every version of Guilty Gear Xrd despite Arc System Works generally being even worse about this (except for Persona 4 Arena, which is the first time since Mark of the Wolves that I found myself saying, "This is a sound game right out of the box!"). =P
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 06, 2014, 03:34:47 PM
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/12/06/psx-2014-final-fantasy-7-to-release-on-playstation-4
HMM.  It's upscaled, allegedly (thankfully not remake).


Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 06, 2014, 03:45:20 PM
@Mickeymac92: You are arguing with yourself there...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 06, 2014, 04:22:53 PM
^ You too, sometimes

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/12/06/psx-2014-final-fantasy-7-to-release-on-playstation-4
HMM.  It's upscaled, allegedly (thankfully not remake).


Quoting myself, but the fan reaction between when people thought it was a "remake" to just an upscaled port for FF7 is PRICELESS:

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/340/a/2/ff7beforeafter_by_confidence_man-d88wrb2.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 06, 2014, 04:35:23 PM
You too, sometimes

You really hate me, do you? :3

Silly Dice.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on December 06, 2014, 04:51:14 PM
You too, sometimes

You really hate me, do you? :3

Silly Dice.

Keep it classy man...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 06, 2014, 05:12:23 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/06/persona-5-confirmed-north-america/

(http://i.minus.com/iLD5dwNbe1BDq.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on December 06, 2014, 05:20:14 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/06/persona-5-confirmed-north-america/

(http://i.minus.com/iLD5dwNbe1BDq.gif)

Was there ever a doubt?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on December 06, 2014, 05:21:33 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/06/persona-5-confirmed-north-america/

(http://i.minus.com/iLD5dwNbe1BDq.gif)

Was there ever a doubt?

Nope.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on December 06, 2014, 05:38:52 PM
The gifs won't go to waste: Yakuza 5 is being localised. Guess Sega finally figured out people actually want to buy games that aren't Sonic.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 06, 2014, 05:42:22 PM
The gifs won't go to waste: Yakuza 5 is being localised. Guess Sega finally figured out people actually want to buy games that aren't Sonic.

(http://i.imgur.com/jPCWo3g.jpg)

(Sadly, I'm now far more interested in Zero with the catfighting minigame (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/05/yakuza-zero-mini-game-bet-catfights/). Me~ow!)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on December 06, 2014, 06:06:22 PM
The gifs won't go to waste: Yakuza 5 is being localised. Guess Sega finally figured out people actually want to buy games that aren't Sonic.

I'm not sure that's actually true.  It sounds like it's actually Sony who's localizing it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 06, 2014, 07:56:46 PM
You too, sometimes

You really hate me, do you? :3

Silly Dice.

Not really, you can just be incredibly difficult to talk with
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klyde Chroma on December 06, 2014, 08:48:04 PM
The news today of the FF7 PC Port coming to the Playstation 4 and NOT a NEW HD remaster like everyone has cried about for years is positively hilarious. Its like a deeply dark sarcastic way of saying "we will not give you people what you want, we will give you what we want" followed by a prudent *SlAp*

I find this funny because I have always been of the camp that 7 should not be remade.

But golly does anyone realize the amount of crying that will ensue in wake of this?

If this isn't the quintessential evidence that it is time for people to stop holding their breathe, I don't know what is. They came out and said the 7 re-make was not happening and yet this still surprises folks. It is baffling.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on December 06, 2014, 09:05:47 PM
Well for starters they probably should have just called it "Final Fantasy VII" instead of "Final Fantasy VII Returns" (that's literally what they're calling it).  Who the heck gives a straight port a new title?

Mind you I'm also in the camp that they shouldn't remake it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on December 06, 2014, 09:13:46 PM
The gifs won't go to waste: Yakuza 5 is being localised. Guess Sega finally figured out people actually want to buy games that aren't Sonic.

I'm not sure that's actually true.  It sounds like it's actually Sony who's localizing it.

If that's the case, I'd love it if somebody told Sony about a little game called Phantasy Star Online 2....
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 06, 2014, 09:33:02 PM
@Mickeymac92: You are arguing with yourself there...

You're talking as if only casual fans should avoid the first 2 or 3 instalments of a fighting game when a hardcore fan is far more likely to notice the glaring flaws that are pretty much guaranteed to be present. Basically anybody with more than half a brain should avoid them...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klyde Chroma on December 06, 2014, 11:09:33 PM
Well for starters they probably should have just called it "Final Fantasy VII" instead of "Final Fantasy VII Returns" (that's literally what they're calling it).  Who the heck gives a straight port a new title?

Mind you I'm also in the camp that they shouldn't remake it.

I feel the title is part of the "slap" and a strong component of what makes it so funny. Seriously, I really think someone at Squeenix is kicking back laughing about this. One would have had to be completely ignorant of the fanbase to not know for a certain fact that the whole enchilada would not only piss people off but damn near insult the demands of fans.

Now clearly they WERE NOT ignorant to what people wanted, having had already addressed the issue officially in the not so distant past. This being the case, I can't see this as anything other than a joke of sorts.

A clever joke mind you. I mean how much more appropriate, or abundantly obvious, could they make shooting down the pleas for a remake whilst providing a "consolation" of sorts?

The funniest part? No matter how much everyone bitches, I would bet anything it still ends up one the "top downloads" on the PS4 Network Store and moves steadily on to PS4 consoles like a digital hot-cake.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 06, 2014, 11:27:59 PM
I'm of the camp that believed that if Squeenix ever decided to go through with an FFVII remake, they would only do so as the last act of a desperate company (I don't care if it's the first act of Henry the Third, I'm leavin'). Namely because as soon as I first saw their FFVII compilation (which started over a decade ago, Christ), I knew then that they had no fucking clue as to what was in that game.


The gifs won't go to waste: Yakuza 5 is being localised. Guess Sega finally figured out people actually want to buy games that aren't Sonic.

I'm not sure that's actually true.  It sounds like it's actually Sony who's localizing it.

If that's the case, I'd love it if somebody told Sony about a little game called Phantasy Star Online 2....

So entirely off hand question here, were there any other characters like
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PS2's Nei/4's Alys in any of the Online, Universe, Online 2, etc. games?
I ask because a friend of mine stated that something like "that such a character/archetype was a staple of the series", but I argued that "PSO didn't have any characters", but this acquaintance pointed out that "Universe and beyond did have characters as NPCs", to which I replied "shut up Greg". And that was the end of it (and I didn't have to employ a lifetime's worth of certain skills to find them and kill them), but then I got to this post and this got me thinking that if Yakuza 5 is coming out then maybe Online 2 might come out and if I get on that boat, I figured a quick brush-up on PhiStory might actually be in order.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 07, 2014, 12:16:29 AM
I find this funny because I have always been of the camp that 7 should not be remade.


Well for starters they probably should have just called it "Final Fantasy VII" instead of "Final Fantasy VII Returns" (that's literally what they're calling it).  Who the heck gives a straight port a new title?

Mind you I'm also in the camp that they shouldn't remake it.

The "Returns" is stupid as hell.

But yeah, the game should be given a "facelift", but not remade.  It's like the "Citizen Kane" of RPGs and it shouldn't be tampered with (I say this mainly because a lack of faith in their ability to 'duplicate' the experience).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on December 07, 2014, 12:32:30 AM
Citizen Kane Returns, now on blu-ray

;)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 07, 2014, 12:54:24 AM
You're talking as if only casual fans should avoid the first 2 or 3 instalments of a fighting game when a hardcore fan is far more likely to notice the glaring flaws that are pretty much guaranteed to be present. Basically anybody with more than half a brain should avoid them...

You are assuming something I never said.

A fighting game has to build itself over time. That's how the best games in the same genre were established, and updates and feedback from players are an important part of that process. Which, in turn, also keeps the business and interest to produce more titles going into the future.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 07, 2014, 01:03:06 AM
Citizen Kane Returns, now on blu-ray

;)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZcY0Gyo.png?2)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 07, 2014, 01:14:16 AM
Citizen Kane Returns, now on blu-ray

;)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZcY0Gyo.png?2)

Call me when Citizen Kane Rising: Revengeance comes out. :p

Nothing like watching Orson Wells cut down a bunch of mooks while decked out in a mariachi style sombrero and poncho while driving around in his not-Batmobile with his robodog at his side.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 07, 2014, 01:26:58 AM
You're talking as if only casual fans should avoid the first 2 or 3 instalments of a fighting game when a hardcore fan is far more likely to notice the glaring flaws that are pretty much guaranteed to be present. Basically anybody with more than half a brain should avoid them...

You are assuming something I never said.


http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/06/first-look-street-fighter-v-gameplay/

Yay?  Probably best to not buy the first three editions of it though. :P  (/oldjoke)

If you are not into the genre for real? Sure.

Do you even read what you write anymore?
Let me rephrase that: I don't see what else I was supposed to get from that statement. Perhaps I could've asked for more info, since in retrospect, that was a faily cryptic statement you made there, but I wasn't aware I wasn't getting the right idea of what you were saying, since, based on past experiences and what was said there, it seemed like you were heavily implying that initial iterations are best fit for the hardcore fans. I would appreciate it if you would please simply stick to extrapolate rather than include a cutting remark - I know all too well, from hard personal experience, that such things are pretty much just asking from your point to fall on deaf ears while earning you way more unnecessary troubles than its worth....and again, if you didn't mean for "You are assuming something I never said." to be cutting, then I apologize in advance for misunderstanding your statement once again, but it's just how it made me feel, based on how I'm used to others using such statements.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 07, 2014, 01:45:52 AM
Do you even read what you write anymore?

I follow, but I think we are misunderstanding each other a bit. ~_~
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 07, 2014, 02:21:09 AM
A fighting game has to build itself over time. That's how the best games in the same genre were established, and updates and feedback from players are an important part of that process. Which, in turn, also keeps the business and interest to produce more titles going into the future.

Oh, and since you did extrapolate: I'll agree that there needs to be a foundation to build on, but I feel that all too often we're simply given half-baked products - not just in fighting games, other genres as well, but fighting games get the worst of it. It's one thing if there's some cryptic maneuver that can be exploited with enough practic. It's another thing to have something that a mildly skilled player could easily figure out after roughly 10 minutes of play...Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, despite all its flaws, was a fairly sound foundation for its time. Outside of Fireball spamming (which wouldn't have been that bad if chip damage was lower(...heck, was it even a thing in World Warrior?) and characters could move at a decent clip), there weren't too many problems that wouldn't require a lot of skill and/or creativity. Street Fighter Alpha 1 was crap. My memory's too foggy to go into detail and literally nobody talks enough about Alpha 1 to remind me of some examples, so screw it. I'll just say that this tends to happens to me more often than I'd like, especially with intial iterations. I'm not a hardcore fan of fighting games, so if I can come up with cheap moves/combos very quickly, your game clearly needed more time in the oven, and I do not appreciate the idea of paying to be a beta tester.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 08, 2014, 03:29:16 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/12/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster-listed-ps4-square-enix-boutique

Son of a bitch. I just got this game for the PS3 yesterday too (at least I only spent 20-ish bux on it).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Holykael1 on December 08, 2014, 03:30:34 PM
Dammit.. Another possibly obsolete PS3 game I have(Last of Us says hi), at least I own the CE. I doubt I will upgrade for the PS4 version unless they improve the game even more.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 09, 2014, 12:20:29 PM
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-09-tekken-7s-chief-designer-upset-over-reaction-to-divisive-lucky-chloe-character

Oh brother.  To the whole article.  The new character, to the silly response, everything. 
Then again, I don't really take Tekken too seriously to begin with.

http://youtu.be/4O0UphHT6uE
Here's a link to the infamous Lucky Chloe character
(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/7/2/5/3/9/4/141812387491.jpg/EG11/resize/300x-1/quality/80/format/jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 09, 2014, 12:55:21 PM
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-09-tekken-7s-chief-designer-upset-over-reaction-to-divisive-lucky-chloe-character

Oh brother.  To the whole article.  The new character, to the silly response, everything. 
Then again, I don't really take Tekken too seriously to begin with.

http://youtu.be/4O0UphHT6uE
Here's a link to the infamous Lucky Chloe character
(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/7/2/5/3/9/4/141812387491.jpg/EG11/resize/300x-1/quality/80/format/jpg)

More of a reason for Tekken 7 to exist versus Street Fighter 5 (like seriously, what's the point? there isn't even a change in visual styles; its far closer to a Street Fighter 4 Alpha than 5).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on December 09, 2014, 12:58:36 PM
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-09-tekken-7s-chief-designer-upset-over-reaction-to-divisive-lucky-chloe-character

Oh brother.  To the whole article.  The new character, to the silly response, everything. 
Then again, I don't really take Tekken too seriously to begin with.

http://youtu.be/4O0UphHT6uE
Here's a link to the infamous Lucky Chloe character
(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/7/2/5/3/9/4/141812387491.jpg/EG11/resize/300x-1/quality/80/format/jpg)

More of a reason for Tekken 7 to exist versus Street Fighter 5 (like seriously, what's the point? there isn't even a change in visual styles; its far closer to a Street Fighter 4 Alpha than 5).
To be fair, Tekken 7 is being tested at arcades already, whereas SFV is in its infancy of development from what I know.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 09, 2014, 01:12:05 PM
We're talking about a franchise where you can play as a Raptor, a Panda, and 3 different kinds of robots. A cat girl shouldn't just be "not that big a deal", it should expected by now...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on December 09, 2014, 01:18:47 PM
We're talking about a franchise where you can play as a Raptor, a Panda, and 3 different kinds of robots. A cat girl shouldn't just be "not that big a deal", it should expected by now...
Don't forget an aztec warrior deity, a brown bear, a small dinosaur, and a wooden dummy. Plus you can fight a dragon, a large mech, a demonic snake-handed ogre, and pro wrestling indian girl...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 09, 2014, 01:21:53 PM
AND A KANGAROO
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a390/Go-Wire/Renders/tekken5_023_800x640.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 09, 2014, 01:23:40 PM
We're talking about a franchise where you can play as a Raptor, a Panda, and 3 different kinds of robots. A cat girl shouldn't just be "not that big a deal", it should expected by now...

Quite frankly, as ridiculous as I think she is (and yeah, like you said, she "fits in" with the rest of the nutty cast; one where you can pick a badass boxing Kangaroo), I think to respond somewhat 'offendedly' with a "muscular skinhead character" to mockingly appeal to "Western tastes" is as silly as putting in a Japanese-kitty Idol to pander to the Japanese fans.  I personally think the idea of her is stupid (and annoying), it's not like Idol characters aren't saturated by Japan enough, but I think pointing fingers and cancelling a character [you can opt not to choose] is just as ridiculous -- whether in jest or not.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-09-tekken-7s-chief-designer-upset-over-reaction-to-divisive-lucky-chloe-character

Oh brother.  To the whole article.  The new character, to the silly response, everything. 
Then again, I don't really take Tekken too seriously to begin with.

http://youtu.be/4O0UphHT6uE
Here's a link to the infamous Lucky Chloe character
(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/7/2/5/3/9/4/141812387491.jpg/EG11/resize/300x-1/quality/80/format/jpg)

More of a reason for Tekken 7 to exist versus Street Fighter 5 (like seriously, what's the point? there isn't even a change in visual styles; its far closer to a Street Fighter 4 Alpha than 5).

The use of watercolour art again strikes as so uninspired and boring.  I really hope they change that.  Hell, make the characters look like Seurat or Monet painted them, but to use a same style again kinda stinks.  But this really look like a SFIV: the PS4 version. :P
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 09, 2014, 01:32:16 PM
We're talking about a franchise where you can play as a Raptor, a Panda, and 3 different kinds of robots. A cat girl shouldn't just be "not that big a deal", it should expected by now...

Quite frankly, as ridiculous as I think she is (and yeah, like you said, she "fits in" with the rest of the nutty cast; one where you can pick a badass boxing Kangaroo), I think to respond somewhat 'offendedly' with a "muscular skinhead character" to mockingly appeal to "Western tastes" is as silly as putting in a Japanese-kitty Idol to pander to the Japanese fans.  I personally think the idea of her is stupid (and annoying), it's not like Idol characters aren't saturated by Japan enough, but I think pointing fingers and cancelling a character [you can opt not to choose] is just as ridiculous -- whether in jest or not.

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh.....guess I'll be importing that game if he actually gets away with that...I don't like the meathead characters, they're usually grapplers or heavyweights, but Chloe looks more fun to use, albeit it kinda seems likie they just slapped together moves from different characters and called it a new character...hoping he just calms down, though.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on December 09, 2014, 02:15:47 PM
Hey the skinhead character you're talking about is obviously based off the Australian wrestler Nathan Jones, so it's not like he's actually an american icon design

>_>
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 09, 2014, 02:52:34 PM
Grim Fandango Releases on all platforms January 26th and Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition was also announced for PS4/Vita/PC/Mac/Linux
http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2014/2325.html

...well, I'm looking forward to them. From what I've seen and heard, they're funny point 'n' clicks with less irritating mechanics than the genre usually entails/entailed at the time (the genre's sort of moving away from the old ways recently).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on December 09, 2014, 04:24:39 PM
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-09-tekken-7s-chief-designer-upset-over-reaction-to-divisive-lucky-chloe-character

Oh brother.  To the whole article.  The new character, to the silly response, everything. 
Then again, I don't really take Tekken too seriously to begin with.

http://youtu.be/4O0UphHT6uE
Here's a link to the infamous Lucky Chloe character
(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/7/2/5/3/9/4/141812387491.jpg/EG11/resize/300x-1/quality/80/format/jpg)

There seems to be a lot of stupidity on display here, on all sides.  But I think what bothers me the most is the idea what NeoGAF is somehow the spokesperson for North American gamers.  What?  I don't agree with like 90% of the shit posted on that site...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 09, 2014, 07:03:14 PM
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-12-09-tekken-7s-chief-designer-upset-over-reaction-to-divisive-lucky-chloe-character

Oh brother.  To the whole article.  The new character, to the silly response, everything. 
Then again, I don't really take Tekken too seriously to begin with.

http://youtu.be/4O0UphHT6uE
Here's a link to the infamous Lucky Chloe character
(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/articles/1/7/2/5/3/9/4/141812387491.jpg/EG11/resize/300x-1/quality/80/format/jpg)

There seems to be a lot of stupidity on display here, on all sides.  But I think what bothers me the most is the idea what NeoGAF is somehow the spokesperson for North American gamers.  What?  I don't agree with like 90% of the shit posted on that site...

I like Neogaf, but of course like any good website/public internet forum you'll get your barrage of loons who bitch that Game Stop is run by the devil and the politics and behind the scenes debauchery of people's very important gaming hobby.  Certainly I'm all for topics about more/better representation for both female characters and minority ones (if I had to orient myself any direction).  And yeah I think you'd get better input from actual players then leaving it all in simply developer hands.

That being said, I agree with you, I don't get how the site became 'big enough' to become this "voice" for North American gaming --- it obviously ain't.  Probably the best/worst part about the site is that topics do run on as long as they do because there is so much dialogue worth having on certain subjects.  I don't know if Harada read all of Neogaf or just plucked out the bad from it, but some loved the new character, others hated it, and believe it or not, commentary was mixed across the board anyways --- not just exclusively NeoGaf.  Neil Druckman cited Gaf as well for why Nathan Drake was killing so many people in the Uncharted games (an obvious problem in TONS of games --- but a sometimes necessary gaming adjunct that's neither exclusive to video gaming either...  but ok, Uncharted only)....  I took that as more of a joke topic.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 09, 2014, 10:22:30 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/12/theatrhythm-dragon-quest-announced-3ds

Next Theatrhythm game announced. This time in Dragon Quest-o-vision.

Call me when Theatrhythm Seiken Densetsu comes out.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on December 09, 2014, 10:40:36 PM
I love the Dragon Quest games, but I can tell you without a shadow of doubt it's not 'cause of the music.

It's not bad stuff, but it's hardly memorable. Except the level up jingle, which has been my phone's notification sound for about 5 years now.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 09, 2014, 10:44:05 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/12/theatrhythm-dragon-quest-announced-3ds

Next Theatrhythm game announced. This time in Dragon Quest-o-vision.

Call me when Theatrhythm Seiken Densetsu comes out.

[In order to express my enthusiasm, I attempted to find an image of a DQ slime drooling. Sadly, the internet has finally failed me. I then attempted to draw one myself, but the doctors said the results would give the world cancer. Therefore I've decided to settle for this. Enjoy]

(http://i.imgur.com/JtEVf1i.png?1)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 10, 2014, 04:07:16 AM
Man, Dice didn't got one thing right in his posts about Tekken 7 and Chloe.

You get a golf clap from me.

Neil Druckman cited Gaf as well for why Nathan Drake was killing so many people in the Uncharted games (an obvious problem in TONS of games --- but a sometimes necessary gaming adjunct that's neither exclusive to video gaming either...  but ok, Uncharted only)....  I took that as more of a joke topic.

Neil also said at the PSX event... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI8Yy8uwQNY#t=55m18s)

I love the Dragon Quest games, but I can tell you without a shadow of doubt it's not 'cause of the music.

It's not bad stuff, but it's hardly memorable. Except the level up jingle, which has been my phone's notification sound for about 5 years now.

You gotta love those Symphonic Suite albums, though.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 10, 2014, 01:30:05 PM
I love the Dragon Quest games, but I can tell you without a shadow of doubt it's not 'cause of the music.

It's not bad stuff, but it's hardly memorable. Except the level up jingle, which has been my phone's notification sound for about 5 years now.

I can think of a few tracks that would be awesome to bop along to. DQIV's final boss theme being one of them, DQVI's Showdown with Murdaw being another. Granted, yes, a lot of DQ music is rather subdued compared to the more bombastic sounds and melodies of FF's stuff, but I find that DQ's stuff also generally had more depth to their tunes.


Also: ♪Doo Doo Doooo, Do Do Do dodo Do Do Do Doo! Doot Doot Doooot, Dut Dut Dut DoDoDo Dut Dut Dut!♪
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 10, 2014, 04:36:27 PM
Personally, I like a lot of the early Dragon Quest tunes. Pretty much all of Dragon Waarior 3's music was noteworthy, if you ask me, though sadly GBC music is hard to find on Youtube...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 11, 2014, 01:18:13 PM
https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/542583593776599040
https://twitter.com/mykeryu/status/542509974878830593

For those that don't know Michael Murray is part of the Tekken Project, and maybe some of you might have seen him with Harara doing interviews before.*
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 11, 2014, 05:06:45 PM
It's kinda hard to tell when someone's joking when so many official developers really have lost their shit over tinier things than that...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 11, 2014, 06:05:18 PM
It's kinda hard to tell when someone's joking when so many official developers really have lost their shit over tinier things than that...

I'll let this post (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=142788199&postcount=271) from GAF speak for me.

Also, is outstanding how much people change the context of a message by people that work in the industry online in articles and what not in the name of sensationalism.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 11, 2014, 08:15:40 PM
It's kinda hard to tell when someone's joking when so many official developers really have lost their shit over tinier things than that...

I'll let this post (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=142788199&postcount=271) from GAF speak for me.

Also, is outstanding how much people change the context of a message by people that work in the industry online in articles and what not in the name of sensationalism.

I don't disagree with either of that, but I'm just saying, it's easy to take something like that completely seriously on the internet because there's more than enough precedence, and what I saw of his tweets didn't seem to have any sort of noticeably fecetious tone to them. Unless there were some signs I missed, I don't see how anybody could've reasonably guessed he was joking any more than a person could guess a coin toss...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on December 11, 2014, 08:56:30 PM
I can't say I have sympathy for the people who put these projects out there for people to critique. If you wish for only positive feedback, you are in the wrong line of work. I understand that having a bunch of little shits criticize your game or movie based on merits like "shit looks so lame" is infuriating, but be real. 9 times out of 10, no news is good news. Tekken has a dedicated fanbase, myself included, and Harada is gonna make bank regardless of what neogaf or redshit has to say about it. Same as Michael Bay's ninja turtles, Ben Affleck's Batman portrayal, and so on. Replying to the snot nosed 13 year olds with this kind of "feigned rage" is childish. You've still got hundres of thousands of fans who will love the game and the character, so why go to the trouble of baiting fanboys and nerdy fucks alike? Seems unnecessary.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on December 12, 2014, 03:59:18 AM
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If you wish for only positive feedback, you are in the wrong line of work.

It's not about comments being positive or negative, it's about how those comments are made. You can critique a game without being a complete asshole about it. Like, say something like "Not a fan of Lucky Chloe. Have seen too many idol characters lately" instead of going all Comic Book Guy on some dev.

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I understand that having a bunch of little shits criticize your game or movie based on merits like "shit looks so lame" is infuriating, but be real. 9 times out of 10, no news is good news. Tekken has a dedicated fanbase, myself included, and Harada is gonna make bank regardless of what neogaf or redshit has to say about it. Same as Michael Bay's ninja turtles, Ben Affleck's Batman portrayal, and so on. Replying to the snot nosed 13 year olds with this kind of "feigned rage" is childish. You've still got hundres of thousands of fans who will love the game and the character, so why go to the trouble of baiting fanboys and nerdy fucks alike? Seems unnecessary.

I agree, but I can think of two reasons to do so:
1. Marketing. News like this goes beyond the usual fanbase. It's good to have a loyal group of players, but most franchises can't survive of that alone. You need to draw in new people.
2. This was the last drop and he wanted to say something for his own sanity. Fans on the internet are great as shitting on everything that doesn't meet their every demand and once you become aware of that, you have to be really thick skinned to be able to ignore it. (I think that as long as devs have a decent sense of humour about it, they deserve a free punch once in a while.)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 12, 2014, 03:04:12 PM
Tomara said exactly what I was gonna say. Thanks!

I'll just add that this whole situation was a mix of the two points Tomara mentioned. The reveal of a brand new character in a renowned fighting game series is a big deal, and the more noise it makes, the better. Harada more than anything handled all the feedback he saw in his favor.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on December 15, 2014, 07:13:19 PM
redacted
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 17, 2014, 11:27:26 AM
Okay, this Anima (http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2014/2368.html) game looks a lot cooler than I remember it being when it was being kickstarted. I definitely want to keep an eye on it now.

EDIT:

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition Announced! (also DmC) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSQAHLPAsqk)

Code: [Select]
What's that? You actually wanted to see some of the Special Edition? Sorry, this still Capcom we're talking about here. =P
Oh, and in case someone cares: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend was announced for the PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. (http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/16/blazblue-chrono-phantasma-extend-announced-ps3-ps4-xbox-one/) You know, for those who don't have enough copies of this game.

No I'm not mad that this news came after I just bought my 6th BlazBlue game, no siree
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on December 17, 2014, 04:24:36 PM
Wow, Anima does look wickedly impressive.

Also I'm surprised they haven't made a Vergil game up to this point, I feel he's more popular than Dante.  You know there's always that character in a series that you always WISH would get their own game but doesn't (or it takes years and years)? 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 17, 2014, 04:42:43 PM
So long as they throw in playable Virgil sections from time to time I'm good.

Actually, I kinda wanna replay the Devil May Cry series now...

...in fact, I might just make "PS2 HD Replays" a thing to ring in the new year if I don't get a PS4 tomorrow...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 18, 2014, 03:53:56 AM
http://gematsu.com/2014/12/falcom-announces-action-rpg-tokyo-xanadu

What an odd title to revive.

Hopefully it'll be more playable than OG Xanadu (because lol).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klyde Chroma on December 18, 2014, 04:02:49 AM
Wow, Anima does look wickedly impressive.

Also I'm surprised they haven't made a Vergil game up to this point, I feel he's more popular than Dante.  You know there's always that character in a series that you always WISH would get their own game but doesn't (or it takes years and years)? 

God, as a kid did I want a Megaman to star Protoman. Now, I can't even have more Megaman. Zero was the Protoman of "X" but by the time he got more in the limelight I lost a great deal of interest. In truth, as fond as I am of Mega in memory they make me want to break my controller as an adult. Maybe I got worse at games as I got older?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: mecharobot on December 18, 2014, 04:16:02 AM
You can choose to play as protoman in Mega Man 10 (have to be careful with the roman numerals here). I think he takes more damage than megaman so I didn't bother myself. Also my skills have definitely rusted from playing RPGs, 9 and 10 were barely manageable, but you can cheat and buy some E-capsules if you suck.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 19, 2014, 09:16:23 AM
I'm surprised they haven't made a Vergil game up to this point, I feel he's more popular than Dante.

Vergil is super death in DMC. To explain, quick summary;

By DMC4, the only thing left of Vergil are the Yamato and his fragments as a Black Angel, that later are used (allegedly) by The Order of the Sword, or Agnus more specifically, for research and development purposes.

With DMC4 SE there's either some sort of retcon going on or Vergil is just a bonus character. At least, that's the logic that makes sense so far.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: DPB on December 19, 2014, 12:25:47 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/12/falcom-announces-action-rpg-tokyo-xanadu

What an odd title to revive.

Hopefully it'll be more playable than OG Xanadu (because lol).

Well, there was Xanadu Next released in 2005, which is supposed to be one of Falcom's best games. Unfortunately, the only official English version was a terrible port to the N-Gage, of all things.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on December 19, 2014, 07:16:10 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/12/falcom-announces-action-rpg-tokyo-xanadu

What an odd title to revive.

Hopefully it'll be more playable than OG Xanadu (because lol).

Well, there was Xanadu Next released in 2005, which is supposed to be one of Falcom's best games. Unfortunately, the only official English version was a terrible port to the N-Gage, of all things.

Wasn't there a fan translation for the PC version? Or was that never finished?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 19, 2014, 07:41:32 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/12/falcom-announces-action-rpg-tokyo-xanadu

What an odd title to revive.

Hopefully it'll be more playable than OG Xanadu (because lol).

http://gematsu.com/2014/12/falcom-teasing-news-next-week

So in addition to Tokyo Xanadu (where dreams come true), there's going to be another Evolution project (refurbished port of a Trails in the Game somewhere other than the PSP (hopefully it'll get Ao onto a Steam friendly system)) and something unspecified.


Additionally, http://gematsu.com/2014/12/main-characters-tokyo-xanadu

Another image of Tokyo Xanadu, showing the characters off this time (and boy did they make Olivia Newton John look really fuckin anime).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 19, 2014, 07:42:30 PM
Wasn't there a fan translation for the PC version? Or was that never finished?

This? (http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1659/)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on December 19, 2014, 10:25:39 PM
Oh hey LoX1 is basically Ys. Want :DDD
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 20, 2014, 03:27:19 AM
I kinda want to see them do a second DraSle Family game myself since its the only game in the Dragon Slayer series to have not yet become its own series.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: DPB on December 20, 2014, 05:40:55 AM

Wasn't there a fan translation for the PC version? Or was that never finished?

Yeah, it was finished. I'm still hoping that Xseed will eventually license the fan translation like they did with some of the Ys games.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on December 20, 2014, 12:07:47 PM
I just wish Falcom would do digital distribution of their old PC games, translated or not. Mona^2 is pretty fun and I wouldn't mind playing the full version.

Or any Japanese PC game dev, really. idk why as a whole they're so averse to making money.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 21, 2014, 09:40:29 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/6wMeMvL.jpg)

Capcom pls. Don't do this me. ;_;
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 21, 2014, 11:40:25 AM
No offense, but I have no idea what that is (or what it's from) or what it's supposed to mean...I'm assuming it's from a Resident Evil game because it doesn't look like Deep Down or Street Fighter or Ace Attorney. Unless Capcom is finally making games outside those series?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 21, 2014, 08:27:51 PM
Look at the credits for Level Designer.

That raised a few eyebrows from long-time fans of RE. Is highly unlikely is the same person in any case.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 22, 2014, 08:29:33 AM
That was the only name I recognized, but it didn't click who it was until you said something. Awesome. I can't image it being the same guy though, you're right. Not entirely sure if I'd want him on RER2 anyways...not after Evil Within...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on December 22, 2014, 03:00:58 PM
Not entirely sure if I'd want him on RER2 anyways...not after Evil Within...

I don't know what your opinion about The Evil Within is, so I'm not entirely sure what you mean by that exactly.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on December 22, 2014, 04:20:57 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/12/legend-heroes-trails-sky-evolution-announced-ps-vita

Turns out that its just TitS 1 again, this time for PSVita. Welp!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on December 22, 2014, 04:59:42 PM
http://gematsu.com/2014/12/legend-heroes-trails-sky-evolution-announced-ps-vita

Turns out that its just TitS 1 again, this time for PSVita. Welp!

I'm happy they keep porting these games to new systems, to be honest.  Maybe that means that by the time the rest of the series gets localized it will actually be available somewhere for current hardware...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on December 31, 2014, 03:13:13 PM
http://wiiudaily.com/2014/12/man-maces-gamestop-employee-over-sonic-boom/

This made my day, mostly because I haven't seen Chris-Chan or however you stylize his name in the interwebz news in a while. He maces a gamestop employee (I guess it's mace, the guy didn't really look phased by it) and according to the article, has been vandalizing copies of "Sonic Boom" because Sonic the Hedgehog's arms are now blue instead of white as they have always been. Not because the game sucks ornis poorly made, or because the cartoon they also have alongside the show is terrible, or because they turned Knuckles into a moronic brute with a physique similar to superman...but because Sonic's arms are blue.

Ahh, good ole Chris-Chan.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on December 31, 2014, 08:56:43 PM
(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/250x250/57577787.jpg)

I kinda boycotted Wii U Daily because it's a terrible website, but the promise of seeing Chris-chan is...tempting....
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on December 31, 2014, 10:31:56 PM
(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/250x250/57577787.jpg)

I kinda boycotted Wii U Daily because it's a terrible website, but the promise of seeing Chris-chan is...tempting....
I just linked it from n4g, you can read it on his encyclopedia dramatica entry, and you can see the vid on youtube.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on December 31, 2014, 10:53:47 PM
http://wiiudaily.com/2014/12/man-maces-gamestop-employee-over-sonic-boom/

He maces a gamestop employee

Fuck him then.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on January 01, 2015, 08:25:53 AM
http://wiiudaily.com/2014/12/man-maces-gamestop-employee-over-sonic-boom/

This made my day, mostly because I haven't seen Chris-Chan or however you stylize his name in the interwebz news in a while. He maces a gamestop employee (I guess it's mace, the guy didn't really look phased by it) and according to the article, has been vandalizing copies of "Sonic Boom" because Sonic the Hedgehog's arms are now blue instead of white as they have always been. Not because the game sucks ornis poorly made, or because the cartoon they also have alongside the show is terrible, or because they turned Knuckles into a moronic brute with a physique similar to superman...but because Sonic's arms are blue.

Ahh, good ole Chris-Chan.
Sounds to me that Chris is guilty of battery and has posted video evidence of it. I hope law enforcement takes swift action (since he is apparently an admitted repeat offender) and that he is able to get the mental health help that he clearly requires.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yoda on January 02, 2015, 10:35:51 AM
http://wiiudaily.com/2014/12/man-maces-gamestop-employee-over-sonic-boom/

This made my day, mostly because I haven't seen Chris-Chan or however you stylize his name in the interwebz news in a while. He maces a gamestop employee (I guess it's mace, the guy didn't really look phased by it) and according to the article, has been vandalizing copies of "Sonic Boom" because Sonic the Hedgehog's arms are now blue instead of white as they have always been. Not because the game sucks ornis poorly made, or because the cartoon they also have alongside the show is terrible, or because they turned Knuckles into a moronic brute with a physique similar to superman...but because Sonic's arms are blue.

Ahh, good ole Chris-Chan.

Wait, what? He maced some poor asshole grinding away at a minimum wage job because he didn't like his sonic game? Sounds like a malignant douchebag to me.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on January 02, 2015, 01:45:37 PM
http://wiiudaily.com/2014/12/man-maces-gamestop-employee-over-sonic-boom/

This made my day, mostly because I haven't seen Chris-Chan or however you stylize his name in the interwebz news in a while. He maces a gamestop employee (I guess it's mace, the guy didn't really look phased by it) and according to the article, has been vandalizing copies of "Sonic Boom" because Sonic the Hedgehog's arms are now blue instead of white as they have always been. Not because the game sucks ornis poorly made, or because the cartoon they also have alongside the show is terrible, or because they turned Knuckles into a moronic brute with a physique similar to superman...but because Sonic's arms are blue.

Ahh, good ole Chris-Chan.

yeeeaah fuck this guy.

I think he actually needs mental help and his antics shouldn't be justified.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on January 02, 2015, 05:57:15 PM
It should be noted that Chris-Chan was a very popular target of trolling back in the mid to late 2000s. He's a high functioning autistic, and lead a very pampered life because of his disability, which coupled with a large dose of internet idiocy and the amazing 4chan community (/sarcasm) lead to his current state of problematic behavior and tendencies.

Long story short, I feel bad for him because he is a victim of the internet. Doesn't excuse his actions but it definitely gives a source to look at when therapists need reasons for why he is as fucked up as he is. Though I don't recommend reading further into it, you can google his name and get entire websites dedicated to him, as well as fucking with him.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on January 03, 2015, 08:52:51 AM
It should be noted that Chris-Chan was a very popular target of trolling back in the mid to late 2000s. He's a high functioning autistic, and lead a very pampered life because of his disability, which coupled with a large dose of internet idiocy and the amazing 4chan community (/sarcasm) lead to his current state of problematic behavior and tendencies.

Long story short, I feel bad for him because he is a victim of the internet. Doesn't excuse his actions but it definitely gives a source to look at when therapists need reasons for why he is as fucked up as he is. Though I don't recommend reading further into it, you can google his name and get entire websites dedicated to him, as well as fucking with him.
I disagree, I just read the know your meme article on him, and while what happened to him was horrible and I feel bad for anyone having suffered through that, I do not think this activity has anything to do with the cyber bullying he has suffered. Unless it turns out that there is an email chain where someone told him this was a good idea, this is entirely on him. If there is such an email chain (which oddly enough does not seem impossible) then he is still at least partially to blame. Regardless, I hope he gets the help he needs, and I think part of that help is going to be him staying off the Internet for good.

P.S. Turns out I have actually heard of him before (or more accurately Sonichu).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on January 04, 2015, 04:27:26 PM
What I mean about the source of his issues is no one ever showed him a right and a wrong way to do things. His actions are his alone, but it is similar to the rich people who don't understand that they are accountable for their actions, with the obvious exception that he(Chris) is actually unable in some regard to do so, whereas rich people are just self entitled shitsnobs who don't care. Again, not defending his actions in the least, he needs to be taught that his wants amd desires don't allow him to act as he pleases. Just saying that he's not some psycho with a superiority complex.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yoda on January 06, 2015, 06:33:13 PM
If you want to see the face of god. Check out the limited edition new 3ds Europe is getting
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on January 07, 2015, 03:03:55 AM
God works in mysterious ways. I thought I would qualify for the offer (bought mine on launch, member of Club Nintendo and so on), but nope.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on January 11, 2015, 10:43:19 PM
http://gematsu.com/2015/01/xseed-games-teases-2015-releases

XSeeD's yearly teaser. It would actually be nice (if weird) if that Trails of Cold Steel domain was really in reference to Sen no Kiseki (and not Nayuta no Kiseki, which would be more like WTC since that's still stuck on the PSP).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on January 14, 2015, 12:14:21 PM
Pardon the double post but this is hilarious as hell.

http://gematsu.com/2015/01/mario-party-10-release-date-set-launching-alongside-new-super-mario-amiibo-series

Way to totally invalidate the entire concept of your own peripheral Nintendo. I guess they really were paying attention to last year's Amiibo fiasco as they've realized just how lucrative Amiibos are on their own (not that I ever really expected their cross-game compatibility to really pan out). They're just glorified DLC codes at this point.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on January 14, 2015, 12:27:42 PM
To be fair, they mentioned when Amiibo launched that they could only be used for one game at a time, but nobody paid any attention because it didn't matter at that point.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: EmeraldSword on January 14, 2015, 08:11:46 PM
I'm perplexed. I'm not one to vent on this forum as I don't post often enough to weigh in on my opinions, but I've got to get this off my chest.

I'm trying to follow the amiibo mania availability/release news and my mind is exploding, lol! There was launch amiibos, second wave, third wave. Certain amiibos that only work for certain Wii U or 3DS games. Or data that gets erased if you apply an existing amiibo to a new game. Not sure... I liked today's Nintendo Direct, but I can't help but feel a little lost. Thankfully IGN's wiki guide has cleared the air a little at http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Amiibo_Figurines (http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Amiibo_Figurines).

Then there's exclusivity of certain amiibos based on which retail store you shop at (i.e. Shulk being a GameStop exclusive). I'm not trying to collect all of them, God no... because that would get crazy expensive. Specifically if you're going for a rare amiibo that quickly ran off the shelves like Marth (announced today that more will be coming in supply this year) or Wii Fit Trainer (seriously?! lol...).

Funny thing is that I haven't bought one yet.

I can't make up my mind on which one to buy that will have a general appeal to the games I own on Wii U and 3DS now and going forward. I've casually looked at different stores and from my own experience, the stores can't keep any amiibo's stocked. Who would have thought that amiibos would be such a hit? At first I was confused too because the figures look similar to Disney's Infinity and Skylanders. Sigh. I'm going to take a deep breath and make up my mind later.

Thanks for letting me vent guys! Your bud, Orson.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on January 14, 2015, 10:42:25 PM
I'm perplexed. I'm not one to vent on this forum as I don't post often enough to weigh in on my opinions, but I've got to get this off my chest.

I'm trying to follow the amiibo mania availability/release news and my mind is exploding, lol! There was launch amiibos, second wave, third wave. Certain amiibos that only work for certain Wii U or 3DS games. Or data that gets erased if you apply an existing amiibo to a new game. Not sure... I liked today's Nintendo Direct, but I can't help but feel a little lost. Thankfully IGN's wiki guide has cleared the air a little at http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Amiibo_Figurines (http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Amiibo_Figurines).

Then there's exclusivity of certain amiibos based on which retail store you shop at (i.e. Shulk being a GameStop exclusive). I'm not trying to collect all of them, God no... because that would get crazy expensive. Specifically if you're going for a rare amiibo that quickly ran off the shelves like Marth (announced today that more will be coming in supply this year) or Wii Fit Trainer (seriously?! lol...).

Funny thing is that I haven't bought one yet.

I can't make up my mind on which one to buy that will have a general appeal to the games I own on Wii U and 3DS now and going forward. I've casually looked at different stores and from my own experience, the stores can't keep any amiibo's stocked. Who would have thought that amiibos would be such a hit? At first I was confused too because the figures look similar to Disney's Infinity and Skylanders. Sigh. I'm going to take a deep breath and make up my mind later.

Thanks for letting me vent guys! Your bud, Orson.

Let me make this easier on you: You're screwed!

If you didn't already have a Shulk preorder, then you're screwed. If you want to get that Rosalina and Luma Amiibo for Mario Party 10, show up at Target's door at 0'dark:30 (or whenever they open) and hope to god almighty that some skcuzzy E-Bay scalper didn't already clean the store out. Same with Meta Knight. If you haven't realized that there will probably be some Fox and Falco functionality for that upcoming Star Fox game, you're screwed (as Fox is already hard to come by). And if you actually wanted to collect them all? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....you're out of your fucking mind.

But yeah, the tl;dr regarding Amiibos is that, unless you're already neck deep in them, you're shit out of luck.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on January 14, 2015, 11:05:31 PM
I preordered Shulk worried about this (and potential XBX compatability ...JUST IN CASE).  Maybe I'll keep mine sealed.

But it's so awful that these things are getting such a limited run
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on January 15, 2015, 03:48:49 AM
They're easier to find in Europe and Japan, though it does look like some stores are waiting for new shipments (or they're scalpers with a store simply looking to make a quick buck off people who spend to much time on American sites and got caught up in the craze). My guess is that Nintendo of America severely underestimated the demand, which is kinda understandable. I mean, Marth? Sure. Wii Fit Trainer? WTF.

Doesn't mean retailer exclusive Amiibos aren't dickmoves though.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on January 17, 2015, 04:12:53 PM
Hey FGC! We're in The Wall Street Journal! (http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2015/jan/16/hey-fgc-were-wall-street-journal/) -- EventHubs

(http://i.imgur.com/KOxCeI5.png)

Wii Fit Trainer (seriously?! lol...)

Wii Fit Trainer? WTF.

(http://i.imgur.com/JKkKpqQ.png)

;)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on January 19, 2015, 11:13:44 PM
They have erotic puzzle quest on Steam now.

I think it's time for gaming to stop.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on January 20, 2015, 02:49:00 AM
Huniepop

It kinda resembles Catherine.
There's a lot less story but a lot more hentai (patchable)
So I guess about equal.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on January 20, 2015, 10:15:49 AM
I love its description, where it talks about its "abrasive writing style" and even puts "plot" in quotes. =P

Anyways, wasn't the Steam version going to be without the..."plot"...? EDIT: Oh wait, the devs are giving away free porn patches. /Okay then/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on January 23, 2015, 03:17:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/IzAeMVD.gif)

New POKKÉN Tournament Details & Characters, Arcade Fightpad Shown, Pikachu Has Mishima Moves (http://www.fightersgeneration.com/screens/pokken-tournament-jan2015.htm) -- Fighters Generation

This is everything I wanted for years to see get made and then some. You get a virtual hug from me Harada. :)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on January 27, 2015, 02:24:28 AM
https://twitter.com/HProtagonista/status/558283842302124032
Oh my fucking jesus a minor update worth posting in news.

TitS: SC localization.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on January 27, 2015, 06:20:31 AM
https://twitter.com/HProtagonista/status/558283842302124032
Oh my fucking jesus a minor update worth posting in news.

TitS: SC localization.
While I am ecstatic at the news.....how long has this taken now? I know that the thing is ridiculously long, but at this point I had forgotten it even existed.....and most of the plot of the first game. x_x
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on January 27, 2015, 08:15:17 AM
https://twitter.com/HProtagonista/status/558283842302124032
Oh my fucking jesus a minor update worth posting in news.

TitS: SC localization.
While I am ecstatic at the news.....how long has this taken now? I know that the thing is ridiculously long, but at this point I had forgotten it even existed.....and most of the plot of the first game. x_x

There's a very good reason about the delay.

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Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on January 27, 2015, 01:34:44 PM
https://twitter.com/HProtagonista/status/558283842302124032
Oh my fucking jesus a minor update worth posting in news.

TitS: SC localization.
While I am ecstatic at the news.....how long has this taken now? I know that the thing is ridiculously long, but at this point I had forgotten it even existed.....and most of the plot of the first game. x_x

There's a very good reason about the delay.

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http://www.carpefulgur.com/drakblog/?p=53

Geez, I thought you were making a joke at first.
That's really unfortunate.  I'm no stranger to the blues and can imagine what pressures like that are like, whether real, imagined, exaggerated, or a symptom of something else.  I'm glad the story ends on a brighter note at least.

EDIT:  Do you like puzzles?  did you enjoy Braid and Professor Layton maybe?

Well Jonathan Blow's new upcoming game "The Witness" allegedly has over 650 puzzles!!
http://the-witness.net/news/2015/01/progress/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on January 27, 2015, 02:20:15 PM
Katsuhiro Harada's bucket list: Tekken, Summer Lesson and more (http://www.polygon.com/a/life-in-japan/Harada-Summer-Lesson) -- Polygon

Ha. Turns out that baka gaijins got played like a damn fiddle with the announcement of Summer Lesson last year.

M. Night Shyamalan would be proud of such plot twist.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on January 27, 2015, 03:27:30 PM
https://twitter.com/HProtagonista/status/558283842302124032
Oh my fucking jesus a minor update worth posting in news.

TitS: SC localization.
While I am ecstatic at the news.....how long has this taken now? I know that the thing is ridiculously long, but at this point I had forgotten it even existed.....and most of the plot of the first game. x_x

There's a very good reason about the delay.

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Warning! The following can't be unread
http://www.carpefulgur.com/drakblog/?p=53

Geez, I thought you were making a joke at first.
That's really unfortunate.  I'm no stranger to the blues and can imagine what pressures like that are like, whether real, imagined, exaggerated, or a symptom of something else.  I'm glad the story ends on a brighter note at least.

Yeah, this is probably their swan song, but I'm glad that they made it and I really hope that Space Drake can get some help for this. Dude's a cool dude and struggling with depression is no fun.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on January 29, 2015, 06:13:29 PM
Pardon the double post but, http://gematsu.com/2015/01/dengeki-bunko-fighting-climax-coming-west-summer

Dammit Sega! Why!? Just why!?!

Fighting game or no, this is the most anime dipshit concentrate anime to ever anime. I'd rather have that Cross Ange game localized than this.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on February 01, 2015, 08:33:45 PM
^But it looks fun. I'm looking forward to playing it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on February 05, 2015, 04:37:53 PM
Dear Fanners!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/262960/
My old buddy Matt Kap (lead artist on the Binding of Isaac Rebirth) has finally released his own game. It *IS* the best parts of all old school NES games, a trickle of RPG elements, some awesome chip tunage (just watch the trailer), and well, I DID help on it just a WEE little bit ;)
I wouldn't be saying it unless I believed in it (I'm a shitty liar).  But I watched the pre-release stream and it was damn good fun.
It's only $5, and completely worth it.

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on February 09, 2015, 10:07:28 PM
It looks cool. Except the weapons. I understand he wanted a Zelda 1-ish stabbing attack, but the animation of it just looks odd, and the strange (again, probably stylistic) proportions to the main character is actually pretty jarring at first. But that's just a nitpick. I'll keep an eye on it and I'll see if I can get it when I can (might have some left over when I get a $50 Steam card next week). I'm a sucker for NES-style games...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: insertnamehere on February 15, 2015, 10:58:55 AM
http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/2693.html
The award for longest game title (probably) goes to this (http://www.destructoid.com/review-dead-rising-3-super-ultra-arcade-remix-hyper-edition-ex-945--276229.phtml) game or this (http://store.steampowered.com/app/214830/) game, not including DLC.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on February 15, 2015, 11:08:33 AM
http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2015/2693.html
The award for longest game title (probably) goes to this (http://www.destructoid.com/review-dead-rising-3-super-ultra-arcade-remix-hyper-edition-ex-945--276229.phtml) game or this (http://store.steampowered.com/app/214830/) game, not including DLC.

I see your puny titles and raise you:
My Twin Brother Made Me Crossdress As Him And Now I Have To Deal With A Geeky Stalker And A Domme Beauty Who Want Me In A Bind!! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJQbfKBoSdc)

or this http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=3927.msg350874#msg350874 (http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=3927.msg350874#msg350874)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on February 16, 2015, 01:31:49 PM
Totally worth the brag.  Been playing for all of 5 minutes and had to come and share.

NEW 3DS HAS PERFECTED 3D.  IN THAT, IT DOESN'T FUCKING HURT YOUR EYES AND DOESN'T FUCK ABOUT WHEN YOU TILT IT EVEN A CENTIMETER FROM LOOKING AT IT DEAD-ON.  The 3D effect is always visible even if you tilt the system quite far on its side.

I'm a happy girlie (and, well, the owner of 3 of these systems now, but given the mileage I've gotten out of it, I'm not too blue --- plus two of them were gifts, so I don't have crazy collector status yet)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on February 16, 2015, 01:42:14 PM
Strange question time! The old 3DS has one of those hook thingies for cellphone straps. Does the New 3DS have one? I'm actually a 15 year old Japanese girl and I need a place to put cute charms and stuff.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on February 16, 2015, 01:47:33 PM
Strange question time! The old 3DS has one of those hook thingies for cellphone straps. Does the New 3DS have one? I'm actually a 15 year old Japanese girl and I need a place to put cute charms and stuff.

It does!  And it reminds me I need a new charm too!  Let me know if you get any good charms, I dunno where to buy these things (my one Japanese store closed up shop recently).  It's in the back of the device now.
Oh yeah, all that shit got swapped around again.  Cartridge goes in the front, vollume is on the upper screen (across from the 3DS slider), start and select are gone to the side of the screen, etc.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on February 16, 2015, 05:02:11 PM
I try to get a new charm at every anime convention I go to. Some for my phone (got an old one, so no plug needed), a few for the key to the box we keep our craft club's change and earnings in (what do you call those things in English?) and then there's those on the 3DS. Right now it's a cute round tiger thingie (paper mache, I think), a soft little plush dog that doubles as a screen cleaner and a creepy looking star-shaped bell I bought because I wanted to support our nice vendor neighbours but they didn't really have anything I liked and/or could afford.

Now I'm hoping to find a Nyanko-sensei (from Natsume's Book of Friends), one of these would be nice:

(http://myanimeshelf.com/upload/dynamic/2013-08/07/escape_rope13670773224.jpeg)

But those are from 2013, so I doubt I'll find one XD Fortunately, Nyanko-sensei is a popular character. I'm bound to find another charm I like.

As for recommendations, those little screen cleaner animals are a lot of fun. I have no idea if they still make them (got mine in like 2008), but they're soft, cute and useful. I like that in a charm.





Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on February 16, 2015, 08:00:06 PM
...a few for the key to the box we keep our craft club's change and earnings in (what do you call those things in English?)


Er... "Cash Box"

Not joking. Unless you're talking about one secured at a bank, then it's a safety deposit box.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aurian on February 16, 2015, 09:13:00 PM
Totally worth the brag.  Been playing for all of 5 minutes and had to come and share.

NEW 3DS HAS PERFECTED 3D.  IN THAT, IT DOESN'T FUCKING HURT YOUR EYES AND DOESN'T FUCK ABOUT WHEN YOU TILT IT EVEN A CENTIMETER FROM LOOKING AT IT DEAD-ON.  The 3D effect is always visible even if you tilt the system quite far on its side.

I'm a happy girlie (and, well, the owner of 3 of these systems now, but given the mileage I've gotten out of it, I'm not too blue --- plus two of them were gifts, so I don't have crazy collector status yet)

Damn you, now I am tempted. I always play my 3DS with no 3D because the supposed 3d is blurry and hurts my eyes.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on February 16, 2015, 10:01:52 PM
...a few for the key to the box we keep our craft club's change and earnings in (what do you call those things in English?)


Er... "Cash Box"

Not joking. Unless you're talking about one secured at a bank, then it's a safety deposit box.

Really? I always called it a safe...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on February 17, 2015, 12:06:21 AM
...a few for the key to the box we keep our craft club's change and earnings in (what do you call those things in English?)


Er... "Cash Box"

Not joking. Unless you're talking about one secured at a bank, then it's a safety deposit box.

Really? I always called it a safe...

Wouldn't it be called a Cache Box?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: EmeraldSword on February 17, 2015, 01:04:04 PM
First Eidos IPs made available via Square Enix Collective
http://collective.square-enix.com/news/32/first-eidos-ips-made-available-via-square-enix-collective (http://collective.square-enix.com/news/32/first-eidos-ips-made-available-via-square-enix-collective)

Now that they feel that they have more experience in crowdfunding and feedback, they want to expand further interest in developers pitching ideas for their IPs.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on February 19, 2015, 09:14:46 PM
Huh, it was called a cash box: https://www.google.com/search?q=cash+box&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=JpjmVKTwDYyWNsuegYAO&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1280&bih=588

EDIT: Wrong thread...

Um...Joystiq and Engadget are teaming up with a new focus: http://www.joystiq.com/

That's interesting I guess...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: EmeraldSword on March 06, 2015, 11:04:23 AM
Gamergate Critic Leigh Alexander to Found New Website for Women and Minority Gamers
http://recode.net/2015/03/05/gamergate-critic-leigh-alexander-to-found-new-website-for-women-and-minority-gamers/ (http://recode.net/2015/03/05/gamergate-critic-leigh-alexander-to-found-new-website-for-women-and-minority-gamers/)

Hope things work out for this lady leading the charge for women in gaming.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on March 07, 2015, 04:05:04 AM
Looked at the site and:

Quote
Ever thought games might not be for you? Join us. Here, games are for you.

Offworld is a place for curious and playful grown-ups, where we can enjoy the endless possibilities of the 21st century’s greatest art form. We're here to express our love of exploring new worlds, to talk to their creators, to share our discoveries, and imagine new frontiers to play in together.

This will be an unequivocal home for women and minorities, whose voices will form most of the work published here. We're central to the growth and development of this warm, brilliant, expressive medium.

Most of it sounds nice enough, but why the emphasis on women and minorities? If you ask me, if you want to detox the gaming community, you need to make an attempt to be inclusive of everyone, including the people who are so insecure they jump into a defensive position as soon as someone does/likes something different. Make them feel welcome, too, instead of spouting this embarrassing stuff like:

Quote
‘Games culture’ is a petri dish of people who know so little about how human social interaction and professional life works that they can concoct online ‘wars’ about social justice or ‘game journalism ethics, straight-faced, and cause genuine human consequences. Because of video games.’

Gaming culture is so vaguely defined (unless you listen to PepsiCo, in which case gaming = Call of Duty + Dorito's + Mountain Dew, but that would be like a lover of classical music calling MTV their holy bible, so... yeah.), it shouldn't be too hard to find a niche you like. My 'gaming culture' happens to involve amigurumi, indiegames, and tea, I guess. Most of the people I hang out with drink tea (some game journalists, developers, regular gamers and so on). Just because there are assholes on the internet does not mean everyone who plays games is one. The adolescents* going all 'it's actually about ethics in gaming journalism' represent no one but themselves.

*Some might be older, but most of the ones I encountered were fairly young. If I became embarrased everytime a teenager did something stupid... Yeah, let's not go there, it's a silly place. The one thing that does surprise me is that it took them so long to figure out most journalism is pretty shitty.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on March 07, 2015, 08:00:13 AM
Not to mention trying to create a sanctuary on the Internet and then making it public knowledge is just asking for more headaches than it's worth. Especially with Ms. Alexander involved, who seems to be a magnet for the worst of humanity.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 13, 2015, 05:47:21 AM
And in "Oh yeah, that was a thing, wasn't it?" news....http://gematsu.com/2015/03/kaio-king-of-pirates-cancelled

Welp.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on March 13, 2015, 11:03:57 AM
It looked a bit kiddie for my tastes, but cute (or buyable if the reviews were good).  But yeah, delay after delay I definitely forgot about it. :(

Inafune is busy with is Megaman Redux so I'm sure he'll be fine.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on March 13, 2015, 11:07:52 AM
There goes my dreams of battling thousands of useless Pirates on the high seas. Oh if only there was another option... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3yAcRVwSrY)

Also, I like how Marvelous spent and lost about as much money as Comcept made from the (first) Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on March 14, 2015, 06:06:50 AM
Also, I like how Marvelous spent and lost about as much money as Comcept made from the (first) Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter.
Honestly that makes me sad as I like Marvelous. :(
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on March 14, 2015, 09:16:06 PM
Also, I like how Marvelous spent and lost about as much money as Comcept made from the (first) Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter.
Honestly that makes me sad as I like Marvelous. :(

I was being sarcastic. I like Marvelous, too. If anything, I feel like Comcept is purposely trying to get 3.8 million dollars out of people. <_<
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 14, 2015, 09:37:01 PM
Also, I like how Marvelous spent and lost about as much money as Comcept made from the (first) Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter.
Honestly that makes me sad as I like Marvelous. :(

I was being sarcastic. I like Marvelous, too. If anything, I feel like Comcept is purposely trying to get 3.8 million dollars out of people. <_<

Or that Inafune can't manage a production team.

Not that making yet another derivative Rot3K, especially one aimed at kiddies, was going to go well to begin with. I mean, a lot of the more intricate relationships and political plays are going going to go right over the heads of younger viewers, while older viewers can just flock to one of the two or three dozen gender flipped versions for the T&A;dr edition.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on March 15, 2015, 08:01:44 AM
Also, I like how Marvelous spent and lost about as much money as Comcept made from the (first) Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter.
Honestly that makes me sad as I like Marvelous. :(

I was being sarcastic. I like Marvelous, too. If anything, I feel like Comcept is purposely trying to get 3.8 million dollars out of people. <_<
Oops, sorry. Damn lack of sarcasm tags. >.>
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 16, 2015, 06:47:20 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/03/akari-uchida-and-mino-taro-depart-from-konami

One more reason why Konami is completely fucked.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on March 16, 2015, 10:08:47 AM
I'm actually kinda sad that Love Plus and Love Plus+ never made it here.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 16, 2015, 10:56:42 AM
I'm actually kinda sad that Love Plus and Love Plus+ never made it here.

I suspect that localizers didn't want to deal with coming up with an effective work around to western marriage laws.

(I mean, would only the waifu'd character be considered a naturalized citizen if a western meganerd married their waifu? Would Love Plus be considered naturalized? What would the tax status be for a digital waifu? How long would it take for a waifu to get deported if she isn't considered naturalized? Would the state even recognize the marriage? How long would it take for all 50 states to get in on this? What are the waifu's rights? What method does one go about divorcing their waifu? Where can I get a license to be recognized as a marriage councilor for waifus and meganerds? What's the going hourly rate for being a marriage councilor for waifus and meganerds? (http://fi.somethingawful.com/safs/smilies/9/c/homebrew.001.gif))
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 17, 2015, 04:55:03 PM
http://gematsu.com/2015/03/nintendo-and-dena-form-alliance-new-console-announcement-due-next-year

And Nintendo has officially begun moving towards operating in the Smartphone space. I wouldn't be surprised if their upcoming NX device is a Nintendo brand Smartphone or something to that effect.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on March 17, 2015, 05:24:57 PM
^Good luck mining for Gold in a shit-mine, Nintendo. I'll be on the ship when you're ready to come back to Earth. (Just make sure you clean off the failure first, m'kay?)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on March 17, 2015, 10:31:49 PM
^Good luck mining for Gold in a shit-mine, Nintendo. I'll be on the ship when you're ready to come back to Earth. (Just make sure you clean off the failure first, m'kay?)
You know damn well that they're gonna make a massice killing in the mobile games department. If nintendo made a smartdevice like a 2ds tablet, EVERYONE who bought a wii like a moron will buy it. Nintendo is king of changing the way the game is played.

But god GOD I hope it flops miserably. Stay console, damnit, be smart.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on March 17, 2015, 11:46:12 PM
Pokemon Shuffle was absolute trash and I expect everything from this partnership to be the same.

As long as they still make decent console games in between crapping out shovelware garbage games I can continue not caring, though.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on March 18, 2015, 01:02:30 AM
^ The fact we don't have a second Pokemon Snap or Puzzle League is a sin.  A SIIIN!!! D:

http://www.videogamer.com/news/square_enix_ceo_teases_surprise_new_console_jrpg_charged_for_e3.html
Let's speculate WILDLY!!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 18, 2015, 01:32:29 AM
^ The fact we don't have a second Pokemon Snap or Puzzle League is a sin.  A SIIIN!!! D:

http://www.videogamer.com/news/square_enix_ceo_teases_surprise_new_console_jrpg_charged_for_e3.html
Let's speculate WILDLY!!

Couldn't care less. They still haven't said anything on that SaGa game they announced at the start of the year, and they keep threatening to do something with the Mana series but frankly those ships feel like they've already sailed. We'll probably get something lame like Million Arthur, an All The Bravest port or some Idol Dress Up Simulator (assuming it isn't yet another FF/DQ spin-off that's all about cashing in on nostalgia).


As for the Nintendo x Mobile thing, I feel that Consoles themselves are kinda treading water right now since Mobile, Handhelds and PC ports are eating into what used to be the con-Sole market, and the other Consoles (PS4/Xbone) are more like glorified PCs themselves which further serves to erode the place of dedicated Consoles in the home. And them putting a dedicated platform out may help bring some sort of order to what is currently a lawless wasteland (especially if they got all 80s and early 90s on the Mobile market with the old NES/SuperNES-era Draconian practices, though I highly doubt that anyone will ever get away with that again; short of civilization declining into some sort of dystopian hellscape future).

However, I also feel that even with the best of intentions, Nintendo will continue to perpetually be a decade behind in grasping Online and Digital technologies, and I don't exactly trust them to be able to accomplish the Herculean task of properly breaking into the Mobile market and not get crippled/go toes up in the process.

At least they've shown that they aren't nearly as godawful with their DLC and 'Free-2-Play' content as many other developers are/have been/will always be.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on March 18, 2015, 01:52:25 AM
If you've played Pokemon Shuffle then you know that they're just as willing to use the crappy "pay to not wait" model of mobile games and inserting in nearly impossible stages to encourage you to get better at the game buy shitloads of virtual arcade tokens. It's just Candy Crush with candy replaced with Pokemon stickers on a more inappropriate platform (If I was going to be lugging my 3DS around why would I play a crappy match-3 mobile game?)

Also here's some trademarks SE registered in the last 15 months:

The Seeds of Salvation - Dragon Quest III
Luminaries of the Legendary Line - Dragon Quest II
Episode Duscae - Final Fantasy XV
Shinra Technologies - Cloud based gaming service
Masters of the Mask - ???
Triple Triad - Mobile App Card Game
Heavensward - Final Fantasy XIV
Brave Exivus - Final Fantasy Mobile Game
Heavenstrike Rivals - Mobile Tactical RPG
Colossus Command - ???
Record Keeper - Final Fantasy Mobile Game
Holy Heroes - ???
Snack Truck Fever - ??? (Probably mobile game given the name)

And I know aside from maybe Ramza people here don't really care, but the FFXI crew has announced they'll be making some kind of announcement in a Live Stream tomorrow, which is something they usually don't do. The XI fans are speculating things from F2P to another expansion (since the last one just wrapped up) to the game shutting down.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 18, 2015, 03:11:52 AM
If you've played Pokemon Shuffle then you know that they're just as willing to use the crappy "pay to not wait" model of mobile games and inserting in nearly impossible stages to encourage you to get better at the game buy shitloads of virtual arcade tokens. It's just Candy Crush with candy replaced with Pokemon stickers on a more inappropriate platform (If I was going to be lugging my 3DS around why would I play a crappy match-3 mobile game?)

Considering just how low the bar is right now, I don't think either of us are necessarily wrong (though the fact that they keep auto-downloading their F2P games on my memory limited 3DS is pretty bad).


Also here's some trademarks SE registered in the last 15 months:

The Seeds of Salvation - Dragon Quest III
Luminaries of the Legendary Line - Dragon Quest II
Episode Duscae - Final Fantasy XV
Shinra Technologies - Cloud based gaming service
Masters of the Mask - ???
Triple Triad - Mobile App Card Game
Heavensward - Final Fantasy XIV
Brave Exivus - Final Fantasy Mobile Game
Heavenstrike Rivals - Mobile Tactical RPG
Colossus Command - ???
Record Keeper - Final Fantasy Mobile Game
Holy Heroes - ???
Snack Truck Fever - ??? (Probably mobile game given the name)

And I know aside from maybe Ramza people here don't really care, but the FFXI crew has announced they'll be making some kind of announcement in a Live Stream tomorrow, which is something they usually don't do. The XI fans are speculating things from F2P to another expansion (since the last one just wrapped up) to the game shutting down.

I wouldn't be surprised if they do end up shutting it down. Its been around since forever ago in terms of MMOs.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on March 18, 2015, 04:36:40 AM
I dunno if XI is ready to end yet...but I HIGHLY doubt they're preparing a new expansion. Add-on scenario, MAYBE. Shift to F2P, probabaly. Silly japan-only live event...I'd put money on it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on March 18, 2015, 08:33:24 AM
It's coming!
http://blog.treeofsavior.com/en/?p=284

How do you guys feel about that? I mean technically, they are having people do translation for free... but on the other hand, I want this game so bad, I'd willingly help them for free =/

What is Tree of Savior?
It's seen as a spiritual successor to Ragnarok Online
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWYn2E9KHT8
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on March 19, 2015, 01:26:41 AM
It's coming!
http://blog.treeofsavior.com/en/?p=284

How do you guys feel about that? I mean technically, they are having people do translation for free... but on the other hand, I want this game so bad, I'd willingly help them for free =/

What is Tree of Savior?
It's seen as a spiritual successor to Ragnarok Online
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWYn2E9KHT8

Oof, was RO2 that bad that they're almost literally replicating the first game now???
Not that I'm complaining, I clocked [too much] time with RO1 and loved playing it, going back into something like it might be fun (and damn it looks real pretty too).

EDIT:
http://4infinity.co/
Aksys be teasing something
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on March 19, 2015, 01:48:40 AM
RO2 has nothing to do with RO at all except the IP.
That's pretty much why it sucks so bad.
Sucks so bad that all the Korean servers have long been shut down.

Tree of Savior (codenamed "Project R1" initially) is made by the original developer of Ragnarok Online.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on March 19, 2015, 02:02:02 AM
RO2 has nothing to do with RO at all except the IP.
That's pretty much why it sucks so bad.
Sucks so bad that all the Korean servers have long been shut down.

Tree of Savior (codenamed "Project R1" initially) is made by the original developer of Ragnarok Online.

Beautiful. :D
Join it if you can!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 19, 2015, 03:40:50 AM
Also here's some trademarks SE registered in the last 15 months:

The Seeds of Salvation - Dragon Quest III
Luminaries of the Legendary Line - Dragon Quest II
Episode Duscae - Final Fantasy XV
Shinra Technologies - Cloud based gaming service
Masters of the Mask - ???
Triple Triad - Mobile App Card Game
Heavensward - Final Fantasy XIV
Brave Exivus - Final Fantasy Mobile Game
Heavenstrike Rivals - Mobile Tactical RPG
Colossus Command - ???
Record Keeper - Final Fantasy Mobile Game
Holy Heroes - ???
Snack Truck Fever - ??? (Probably mobile game given the name)

And I know aside from maybe Ramza people here don't really care, but the FFXI crew has announced they'll be making some kind of announcement in a Live Stream tomorrow, which is something they usually don't do. The XI fans are speculating things from F2P to another expansion (since the last one just wrapped up) to the game shutting down.

I wouldn't be surprised if they do end up shutting it down. Its been around since forever ago in terms of MMOs.

http://www.siliconera.com/2015/03/19/final-fantasy-xi-end-service-playstation-2-xbox-360-march-2016/

Called it....kinda....
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on March 19, 2015, 04:18:45 AM
FFXI is going to be facing a fate worse than death- they're being handed over to Nexon in November to make into a crappy mobile game.

What a sad end to what I consider one of the best MMOs ever made.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on March 19, 2015, 08:12:29 AM
It's coming!
http://blog.treeofsavior.com/en/?p=284

How do you guys feel about that? I mean technically, they are having people do translation for free... but on the other hand, I want this game so bad, I'd willingly help them for free =/

What is Tree of Savior?
It's seen as a spiritual successor to Ragnarok Online
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWYn2E9KHT8

Oof, was RO2 that bad that they're almost literally replicating the first game now???
Not that I'm complaining, I clocked [too much] time with RO1 and loved playing it, going back into something like it might be fun (and damn it looks real pretty too).

EDIT:
http://4infinity.co/
Aksys be teasing something

I tried to get back into RO1 recently... I have no idea how I figured out what to do in that game after the tutorial way back when. Hopefully this one is at least a little more intuitive.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on March 19, 2015, 09:15:35 AM
I still remember just fumbling about in RO1 way back when. Not that I was a very smart 14 year old, but still...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 19, 2015, 11:32:05 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/03/konami-website-updates-suggest-kojima-productions-demise

If yesterday's news wasn't a death knell for Konami, this is.

If they hadn't just suffered the loss that they did little more than 24 hours ago, I could believe this to be a badly needed restructuring on Konami's part, but I can't help but feel that this is far more likely a vain attempt by Konami at trying to prop itself up in whatever way that it can, even if it means cannibalizing the one active and remotely successful branch of their brand left to them (especially after their God of Warstlevania series fizzled out on them).

I know its too early to tell, but they're definitely hemorrhaging talent right now, and they simply can't afford that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on March 19, 2015, 12:03:51 PM
Kojima is basically Konami's life support. He needs to leave the company so that they can pass away in peace.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on March 19, 2015, 12:28:50 PM
Kojima is basically Konami's life support. He needs to leave the company so that they can pass away in peace.

I wonder what the future will hold.  Mobile Suikoden?  Compant merge? CapKonami... fuck.
Makes me sad as far as the fate of Suikoden and Castlevania.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on March 19, 2015, 12:33:25 PM
CapKonami

Capokon
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 19, 2015, 09:26:27 PM
Kojima is basically Konami's life support. He needs to leave the company so that they can pass away in peace.

I wonder what the future will hold.  Mobile Suikoden?  Compant merge? CapKonami... fuck.
Makes me sad as far as the fate of Suikoden and Castlevania.

Sold IPs hopefully, since they're otherwise languishing in Konami's catalog or, god forbid, doomed to become MM XOver/BoFVI style Mobile Shovelware.

Hopefully, somebody like Nintendo can get their hands on Castlevania so that they can include Simon Belmont into SSBV, as well as make an actual full-on Metroidvania where Samus Aran is actually exploring Dracula's Castle that somehow materialized on some distant planet or something.

Outside of a Kickstarter that would involve buying up the rights so that some of the original team can make a proper sequel, I can't imagine anyone doing anything exceptionally useful with the Suikoden IP.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on March 19, 2015, 10:09:32 PM
Kojima is basically Konami's life support. He needs to leave the company so that they can pass away in peace.

They run more businesses than just the one of video games. And as much as a bullet to the heart this news are, hardcore Metal Gear fans (myself included) knew that this was gonna happen someday for a very, very long time. The shock however comes from how soon it happened given the bright future KojiPro has shown to have.

But either way, whatever Kojima and what might remain of KojiPro goes I'll follow them just like I did when Shinji Mikami left Capcom.

Redacted*
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 26, 2015, 01:31:26 PM
http://gematsu.com/2015/03/ys-vi-and-akibas-trip-undead-undressed-coming-to-pc-this-spring

Ys VI (and Akiba'strip) is getting a Steam release. Hopefully they're putting up the version with the anime cutscenes instead of the one we got on the PS2 with those fugly 3D CGI cutscenes (or, given XSeeD's general awesomesauciness, an option for either or).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on March 31, 2015, 10:30:02 AM
^ Hip hip hooray for Steam!

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/582890134846197760
New Nintendo Direct.  Tomorrow on April 1st (andtheyassureitsnojoke)!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: mecharobot on March 31, 2015, 10:34:43 AM
Too bad I already played Ark and it's not very high on replay list, though the no-item mode does sound good, since seriously those items totally broke Ark and Seven (along with the über charged magic swords). Not a bad game otherwise, I generally dig its area design over Origin at least.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 31, 2015, 11:38:54 AM
^ Hip hip hooray for Steam!

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/582890134846197760
New Nintendo Direct.  Tomorrow on April 1st (andtheyassureitsnojoke)!

And yet they'll spend the entire direct talking about SMT x FE. :v

):
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on March 31, 2015, 01:46:10 PM
Nah, I'm sure it's about the final DLC pack for Hyrule Warrors. I made the comment already that regardless of them assuring it's no joke, they should probably realize that no video game news outlet is going to report on it until the day after.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 31, 2015, 02:47:39 PM
^Its also going to be about Amiibos (hey remember these?).


Well, regardless as to what Nintendo may or may not be pulling on us tomorrow...,

http://gematsu.com/2015/03/april-fools-day-2015-compilation

....its that time of year again for the rest of Japan.

And I'm not going to try to hide it, I wouldn't mind playing The Great Dog Attorney at all.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on March 31, 2015, 05:35:31 PM
And I'm not going to try to hide it, I wouldn't mind playing The Great Dog Attorney at all.

Loved it. xD

IIRC, last years April Fool's was pretty underwhelming but seems we're pretty well underway this year

FEvsSMT would be fucking golden.  Hell, even just a Wii FE game.
Amongst honestly anything.  Here's a smarter persons list of all that would be awesome :
Quote
F-Zero Ultra
Metroid U/Metroid 3DS
Mother 4 / (Mother Trilogy on VC)
Super Mario Galaxy3
Eternal Darkness 2
Star Tropics Wii U
Robot U
Advance Wars 3DS
Kid Icarus Uprising 2 Wii U
Wave Race Wii U
1080 Wii U
Shenmue 3
Seiken Densetsu 3 3DS
Dragon Quest 7 localization
Squaresoft Hidden Gems Collection - Live a Live, Bahamut Lagoon etc
Mega Man Legends 3
Castlevania: The Dark Souls Edition
Metroid Dread
Seiken Densetsu Reboot
Skies of Arcadia 2
Phantasy Star 5
Metroid Another M
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Betrayalton

None of these are too much to ask for...right?? :D

I'd put this in YouTube, but eh, I kinda want it here too because Anita Sarkeesian is quite the gaming buzzword these days.

Taking a break from criticism, a new sort of spin-off batch of videos has her looking at POSITIVE gaming female role models, starting with the very minimalist-drawn 'Scythian'!
https://youtu.be/gXmj2yJNUmQ

A great example, I think.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on March 31, 2015, 05:39:13 PM
Sherlock Hound. ;_;
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on March 31, 2015, 05:48:11 PM
Sherlock Hound. ;_;

Love a good pooch pun
Even though they look cute as hell, the artist who did a ResEvil 6 dog picture blew the idea out of the water (good breed selections and all):
(http://i.imgur.com/5411IJP.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/3MpSz8a.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on March 31, 2015, 06:43:58 PM
No, I mean Sherlock Hound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Hound). The whole thing was one big reference to it. It even used the same character design of Sherlock right at the end there. Brings a tear to my eye. Loved that show when I was a teenager...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on March 31, 2015, 07:50:22 PM
No, I mean Sherlock Hound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Hound). The whole thing was one big reference to it. It even used the same character design of Sherlock right at the end there. Brings a tear to my eye. Loved that show when I was a teenager...

I feel like there was something missing in my life now, and Sherlock Hound was it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on March 31, 2015, 10:26:08 PM
No, I mean Sherlock Hound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Hound). The whole thing was one big reference to it. It even used the same character design of Sherlock right at the end there. Brings a tear to my eye. Loved that show when I was a teenager...

I feel like there was something missing in my life now, and Sherlock Hound was it.

You know I had just seen this go by back when I was looking up Saturday Morning Cartoons made during the Renaissance Age of Animation.

For those too young to remember, Saturday mornings was the time and place to watch the best cartoons and other animated shows, and in those days, if you had to miss them because of Soccer practice or Swimming lessons, you were SOL, because reruns were rare and the Internet consisted of those AOL disks that were barely usable as coasters, let alone providing anyone with affordable online, nevermind that talking about Youtube to someone of that era would have them think you were some kind of washed up Surfer or Skateboarder. Of course, Saturday Morning Cartoons were despised by network execs who wanted nothing more than to slash and burn that programming block with extreme prejudice.

R.I.P. Saturday Morning Cartoons. Even though the Internet has rendered you obsolete and nothing but crappy Saturday morning news programs and Wrestling are left in your smoldering ruins, you shall be missed. :(
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on March 31, 2015, 10:49:23 PM
*snip*

Before Castlevania Dark Souls, I want a Castlevania Musou game. I would play the shit out of that.

With all the other series' getting one, Castlevania deserves one more than anything: The characters, the weapons, the monsters, the music... everything would fit so well into the ___ Warriors games.

Better crossover genre for the series than a fighting game, anyway >_>
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on April 01, 2015, 07:04:10 AM
Nah, I'm sure it's about the final DLC pack for Hyrule Warrors. I made the comment already that regardless of them assuring it's no joke, they should probably realize that no video game news outlet is going to report on it until the day after.
But that was already released, unless there was an announcement about a new DLC I missed?

^Its also going to be about Amiibos (hey remember these?).
I remember those, I'm still waiting on wave 4 preorders to open up. God damn it Nintendo. >.>
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 01, 2015, 08:23:56 AM

^Its also going to be about Amiibos (hey remember these?).
I remember those, I'm still waiting on wave 4 preorders to open up. God damn it Nintendo. >.>

I haven't checked myself, but apparently people know the ND is going to be about Amiibos because Amazon has already put up the wave 4 amiibos.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 01, 2015, 10:19:06 AM
No, I mean Sherlock Hound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Hound). The whole thing was one big reference to it. It even used the same character design of Sherlock right at the end there. Brings a tear to my eye. Loved that show when I was a teenager...

I feel like there was something missing in my life now, and Sherlock Hound was it.

That was my reaction when I saw it years ago. :D
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 01, 2015, 10:50:32 AM
No, I mean Sherlock Hound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Hound). The whole thing was one big reference to it. It even used the same character design of Sherlock right at the end there. Brings a tear to my eye. Loved that show when I was a teenager...

I feel like there was something missing in my life now, and Sherlock Hound was it.

That was my reaction when I saw it years ago. :D

I watched it as a kid.
It was okay I guess but it didn't hold a candle to The Mysterious Cities of Gold or The Three Musketeers (the human one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghn8i8RyjyU) and the animal one - "Dogtanian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR94ZSOV18o)")
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 01, 2015, 10:53:45 AM
^Its also going to be about Amiibos (hey remember these?).
I remember those, I'm still waiting on wave 4 preorders to open up. God damn it Nintendo. >.>

I'm still waiting for wave 3-2 for Christ's sake. Where's my Ike dammit!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 01, 2015, 03:44:37 PM
"Dogtanian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR94ZSOV18o)"

This made my day. (U◕ᴥ◕U)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 01, 2015, 06:21:23 PM
Nintendo Direct (April 01)

= Mew Two strikes back
= Lucas comes out of nowhere
= Costumes for Mii fighters

= Tons of Amiibos (FUCKING WOOL YOSHI!!!! MADE OF WOOOOOL).  The way people have gone absolutely ape for Amiibos this is probably bringing in half the revenue these days

= Splatoon looks awesome

= Nintendo DS and Nintendo 64 Virtual Console on Wii U (fucking finally)

= Bunch of indies

= Um, not what was expected, but FE X SMT is here!

= Fatal Frame (finally!)

= Attack on Titan 3DS game

= Pokemon Rumble or whatever

= Puzzles & Dragon with Mario

= Codename STEAM getting that FF>> button

= Animal Crossing cards

= Animal Crossing Isabelle/Villager in Mario Kart 8

= 200 CC Mario Kart!

= New FE trailer for 3DS

Nintendo loves its customers fans
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 01, 2015, 07:04:46 PM
Yeah... that SMT x FE trailer was.... definitely SMT with a little bit of FE thrown in instead of the other way around like I'm sure a lot of people were expecting.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 01, 2015, 08:09:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1PANGID.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/er92jvF.gif)

Yeah... that SMT x FE trailer was.... definitely SMT with a little bit of FE thrown in instead of the other way around like I'm sure a lot of people were expecting.

I actually went more the route of like a fighting game (because of the 'x').  Your response sounded way cooler.  Like a Medieval Velvet Room. :D
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 01, 2015, 09:35:52 PM
YOSHI YARN AMIIBO!!!

Splatoon Amiibos!

Animal Crossing Amiibos.

(http://media.tumblr.com/16352afbe3024295befe16b416e2c2e2/tumblr_inline_mrjkv79FAw1qz4rgp.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 01, 2015, 09:52:50 PM
Fatal Frame!
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--O6Od62iC--/193bb8ew6o3yujpg.jpg)

Super Mario 64!!
(http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/32500000/Mario-and-Luigi-dancing-super-mario-bros-32506218-100-100.gif)

Fire Emblem and Puzzle & Dragon footage!!!
(http://media.giphy.com/media/qvedqh3Fv940E/giphy.gif)


SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI X FIRE EMBLEM!!!!!!!!

(http://media0.giphy.com/media/4OowbIsmYHbpu/giphy.gif)


Seriously, that was a great direct. The Codename: STEAM update also sounds welcome, and even the Streetpass Plaza games looked really cool. Looks like I got a lot to look forward to.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 02, 2015, 12:06:35 AM
So who are you all going to vote for in the Smash Bros. poll?

I've decided to go for XBCX's Elma, simply because all the previous attendees will make it back sooner or later (except for maybe Solid Snake) and all the other votes are going to retarded choices like Goku or Sephiroth.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on April 02, 2015, 04:25:29 AM
Hey, that Yoshi is knitted! That's so unauthentic! Screw you, Nintendo, that should have been an amigurumi amiibo!

j/k

Yarny Yoshi is perfect (I love that they're experimenting with different materials!) and I'm already throwing money at the screen :D
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 02, 2015, 09:12:22 AM
So who are you all going to vote for in the Smash Bros. poll?

Wolf O'Donnell, of course. How else am I supposed to accidentally kill myself on a frequent basis?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 03, 2015, 10:09:17 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/04/imageepoch-ceo-potentially-missing

This is either an elaborate (and late) April Fools troll, or lol. Because seriously, it's amazing that Imageepoch has managed to remain standing up till now given the general quality of their games (or complete lack thereof).

That or they got in trouble with the Yakuza or something unfortunate like that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 03, 2015, 10:35:31 AM
Sounds like the dude just hasn't been on twitter. Could be on vacation. The rest of the news sounded more dire.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 03, 2015, 02:38:29 PM
No, I mean Sherlock Hound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Hound). The whole thing was one big reference to it. It even used the same character design of Sherlock right at the end there. Brings a tear to my eye. Loved that show when I was a teenager...

I feel like there was something missing in my life now, and Sherlock Hound was it.

That was my reaction when I saw it years ago. :D

I watched it as a kid.
It was okay I guess but it didn't hold a candle to The Mysterious Cities of Gold or The Three Musketeers (the human one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghn8i8RyjyU) and the animal one - "Dogtanian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR94ZSOV18o)")

I love this song so so much now.  Me and my buddy just laughed at it a bunch because you can't hear half of the opening's lyrics over the constant "ruff woof woof, ruff woof woof" going on through it. xD

Is it saying 'one for one'?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 03, 2015, 04:42:16 PM
Sounds like the dude just hasn't been on twitter. Could be on vacation. The rest of the news sounded more dire.

I was referring to Imageepoch as a whole.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 03, 2015, 06:02:02 PM
Sounds like the dude just hasn't been on twitter. Could be on vacation. The rest of the news sounded more dire.

I was referring to Imageepoch as a whole.

Ah. Then yes, things are looking pretty bad for them. :(
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 05, 2015, 12:57:44 AM
AH.....AHHHHH.......RUMMMOOOOOOUUUURRRRRRRR I'M GUESSING BUT YEEEEESSSSSSS
Code: [Select]
(clean up that plot a little plz)
http://dokidokikusoge.moe/post/104065202466/tri-ace-apparently-remaking-star-ocean-2-second
(actuallymightbejustasadownloadtitle---butiapproveofmovingmorepspgamestothevita)

(http://i.imgur.com/hTNUga4.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 05, 2015, 07:53:42 AM
It could be a rerelease, but fuck, I'll take it. I've heard people say the the PSOne version was better than the PSP version, anyways...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 05, 2015, 12:31:42 PM
It could be a rerelease, but fuck, I'll take it. I've heard people say the the PSOne version was better than the PSP version, anyways...

I don't really see how.  I actually admired that the PSP version wasn't a straight port but an enhanced one (unfortunately with some really bad 'modern anime' portraiture being the only problem).

(http://i.imgur.com/GYdqmVP.png)
Pick: 12 year old anime waif or awesome 17 year old semi-tomboy-semi-girl-next-door-look with the cool eyebrows. ;:)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 05, 2015, 01:55:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GYdqmVP.png)
Pick: 12 year old anime waif or awesome 17 year old semi-tomboy-semi-girl-next-door-look with the cool eyebrows. ;:)

(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131114091603/creepypasta/images/6/61/Whynotboth.jpg)

(and maybe all three if this is true)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 05, 2015, 05:13:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GYdqmVP.png)
Pick: 12 year old anime waif or awesome 17 year old semi-tomboy-semi-girl-next-door-look with the cool eyebrows. ;:)

(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131114091603/creepypasta/images/6/61/Whynotboth.jpg)

(and maybe all three if this is true)

Wish they also optioned what version of FFX models you want too:
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/9c17b1c807d755d083da4c7c686a0ea6/tumblr_myglna6PcU1qkfrjio1_500.png)
http://i.minus.com/ib0UHMIo8VXi0P.gif
http://i.minus.com/iiFXA2awEL9lu.gif

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 05, 2015, 06:45:57 PM
It could be a rerelease, but fuck, I'll take it. I've heard people say the the PSOne version was better than the PSP version, anyways...

I don't really see how.  I actually admired that the PSP version wasn't a straight port but an enhanced one (unfortunately with some really bad 'modern anime' portraiture being the only problem).

(http://i.imgur.com/GYdqmVP.png)
Pick: 12 year old anime waif or awesome 17 year old semi-tomboy-semi-girl-next-door-look with the cool eyebrows. ;:)

Neither since the PSX one had a few nasty bugs in it and the PSP one had Welsh.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 05, 2015, 07:05:41 PM
It could be a rerelease, but fuck, I'll take it. I've heard people say the the PSOne version was better than the PSP version, anyways...

I don't really see how.  I actually admired that the PSP version wasn't a straight port but an enhanced one (unfortunately with some really bad 'modern anime' portraiture being the only problem).

(http://i.imgur.com/GYdqmVP.png)
Pick: 12 year old anime waif or awesome 17 year old semi-tomboy-semi-girl-next-door-look with the cool eyebrows. ;:)

Neither since the PSX one had a few nasty bugs in it and the PSP one had Welsh.

Welch was a bonus character. :/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 09, 2015, 02:10:12 AM
http://www.jp.square-enix.com/secret/?hc_location=ufi
Square Enix what are you teasing....

* posted excitable gif

* realized 'mobile' possibility

* lowered expectations

* edited post just in case
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on April 09, 2015, 07:07:10 AM
http://www.jp.square-enix.com/secret/?hc_location=ufi
Square Enix what are you teasing....

* posted excitable gif

* realized 'mobile' possibility

* lowered expectations

* edited post just in case
I'm going with Star Ocean 5 as it has three of the letters of Star and 0101 which is 5 in binary.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 09, 2015, 08:36:46 AM
http://www.jp.square-enix.com/secret/?hc_location=ufi
Square Enix what are you teasing....

* posted excitable gif

* realized 'mobile' possibility

* lowered expectations

* edited post just in case
I'm going with Star Ocean 5 as it has three of the letters of Star and 0101 which is 5 in binary.

And it's all on top of an Ocean.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 09, 2015, 11:33:08 AM
http://www.jp.square-enix.com/secret/?hc_location=ufi
Square Enix what are you teasing....

* posted excitable gif

* realized 'mobile' possibility

* lowered expectations

* edited post just in case
I'm going with Star Ocean 5 as it has three of the letters of Star and 0101 which is 5 in binary.

And it's all on top of an Ocean.

Still suck being a Japanese-oriented gamer though.  If you're not hoping it ISN'T a mobile title you gotta hope it's localized, and still usually gotta wait a year till that's released.

Ah well, I'll keep my fingers crossed.  And hope they base it on the handsome as hell tech demo (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K-dLNmxEa20/TbOK7n9muqI/AAAAAAAACQI/8CZb7Qsk4sU/s1600/tri-Ace+Girl+3.jpg) than goofy-looking anime sci-fi look of SO4 (and hell, even PSP SO2).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 09, 2015, 11:57:31 AM
If it turns out to be a Star Ocean Online I will cheer that my dreams have come true and weep that we will never, ever see it localized.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on April 09, 2015, 01:33:09 PM
Star Ocean Online? Now that's meta.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 09, 2015, 04:20:30 PM
http://www.jp.square-enix.com/secret/?hc_location=ufi
Square Enix what are you teasing....

* posted excitable gif

* realized 'mobile' possibility

* lowered expectations

* edited post just in case
I'm going with Star Ocean 5 as it has three of the letters of Star and 0101 which is 5 in binary.

And it's all on top of an Ocean.

If you consider the spacing of the letters, then there's definitely room for a 'T' in there.


That said, I'll admit that I'm actually liking Squeenix's current game dev strategy of copying as much and as liberally as they can from better games my by better game devs (if FFXV is liberally swiping ideas and mechanics from XBC, then I wouldn't be surprised if SOV here has been hard at work noting every little thing XBCX has been doing/announcing in hopes of copying that; especially if it means an SO game where we can finally fly around in Mecha and such).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 09, 2015, 04:46:24 PM
Star Ocean Online? Now that's meta.

Character Creator happens in 4D!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 09, 2015, 05:34:50 PM
Star Ocean Online? Now that's meta.

Character Creator happens in 4D!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Use your reality rewriting powers to access the game's final dungeon, Squeenix's head office building. :v
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 10, 2015, 11:19:04 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/04/dissidia-final-fantasy-arcade-developed-team-ninja-uses-ps4-core-system

The latest dish on Dissidia is quite informative. Not only can we eventually expect a PS4 port down the line, but there will be jiggle physics (probably in regards to all the spiky hair, since most FF females are comparatively flat as a board versus your typical Team Ninja babe) and the best FF game is finally getting repped (and really, this is the only news worth double posting, nevermind posting, about).



Since the FFXV thread seems to have turned into the FF General Discussion thread, this post is now about: http://gematsu.com/2015/04/project-x-zone-2-leaked-3ds

Project X Zone 2.

(http://i.imgur.com/VwUWvyT.jpg)

Yep, getting more of this.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 12, 2015, 01:45:24 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/04/dissidia-final-fantasy-arcade-developed-team-ninja-uses-ps4-core-system

The latest dish on Dissidia is quite informative. Not only can we eventually expect a PS4 port down the line, but there will be jiggle physics (probably in regards to all the spiky hair, since most FF females are comparatively flat as a board versus your typical Team Ninja babe) and the best FF game is finally getting repped (and really, this is the only news worth double posting, nevermind posting, about).



Since the FFXV thread seems to have turned into the FF General Discussion thread, this post is now about: http://gematsu.com/2015/04/project-x-zone-2-leaked-3ds

Project X Zone 2.

(http://i.imgur.com/VwUWvyT.jpg)

Yep, getting more of this.

If it makes you feel better I saw the Dissidia news thing here first. :P
But yeah, I kinda like just making 'general' topics (the foot traffic in this sight is better with less but more expansive looks into one topic be it "the Tales thread" or "the Final Fantasy thread").

And um yay?  I heard people liked it besides some of the ridiculously sized maps.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 12, 2015, 02:10:41 PM
http://gematsu.com/2015/04/dissidia-final-fantasy-arcade-developed-team-ninja-uses-ps4-core-system

The latest dish on Dissidia is quite informative. Not only can we eventually expect a PS4 port down the line, but there will be jiggle physics (probably in regards to all the spiky hair, since most FF females are comparatively flat as a board versus your typical Team Ninja babe) and the best FF game is finally getting repped (and really, this is the only news worth double posting, nevermind posting, about).



Since the FFXV thread seems to have turned into the FF General Discussion thread, this post is now about: http://gematsu.com/2015/04/project-x-zone-2-leaked-3ds

Project X Zone 2.

(http://i.imgur.com/VwUWvyT.jpg)

Yep, getting more of this.

If it makes you feel better I saw the Dissidia news thing here first. :P
But yeah, I kinda like just making 'general' topics (the foot traffic in this sight is better with less but more expansive looks into one topic be it "the Tales thread" or "the Final Fantasy thread").

And um yay?  I heard people liked it besides some of the ridiculously sized maps.

Its good if you're a fan of seeing, say the Saukra Taisen team or KOS-MOS getting more work, but the image highlights a large number of problems with both this game, and its predecessor Namco X Capcom. Fuck tons of enemies with massively inflated HP totals that take too long to fight. The plot was also really nonsensical and focused way too much on the OG characters and some of the included series were crack picks like Yumeria. And you couldn't even do fun things like switch character teams with each other, you were always at the mercy of what the game chose for you and who you had in reserve.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on April 13, 2015, 03:25:36 AM
Squeenix updated their teaser site: http://www.jp.square-enix.com/secret/?hc_location=ufi

It now says:

STAR

20150_1

They zoomed out on the picture and it now shows a blue planet. So, unless they're suddenly in charge of Lunar or are complete dicks, this may very well be a Star Ocean thingie.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on April 13, 2015, 06:59:01 AM
Squeenix updated their teaser site: http://www.jp.square-enix.com/secret/?hc_location=ufi

It now says:

STAR

20150_1

They zoomed out on the picture and it now shows a blue planet. So, unless they're suddenly in charge of Lunar or are complete dicks, this may very well be a Star Ocean thingie.
I am shocked, shocked I say, at this development. Whoever could have predicted that this would be Star Ocean related? Why, whoever they are, they must be geniuses of the highest caliber! :p
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on April 13, 2015, 07:31:35 AM
The binary theory has been eliminated, though. That those numbers are obviously going to be a date, probably the date on which they properly announce the project. Squeenix is such a tease.

Also, we can't discount the 'complete dicks' theory. That 'STAR' could still turn into 'START', looking at the amount of space a whole date would need.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 13, 2015, 08:11:28 AM
The binary theory has been eliminated, though. That those numbers are obviously going to be a date, probably the date on which they properly announce the project. Squeenix is such a tease.

Also, we can't discount the 'complete dicks' theory. That 'STAR' could still turn into 'START', looking at the amount of space a whole date would need.

Well, part of me wants "STAR5"; the other part remembers SO4 and wonders why I'm even excited at all for this.

(Could also just be an announcement for a port of Blue Sphere. I mean, we all remember that troll FF7 port announcement...)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on April 13, 2015, 08:51:24 AM
I'm kinda hoping that Tomara's joke suggestion has merit and this is in fact a Lunar reference...

SE giving Lunar a FF style facelift...I could be swayed, I really could.

Still, Star Ocean seems very probable, and would be welcome enough.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 13, 2015, 09:03:01 AM
I'm still not holding my breath for anything Earth shattering, as has been suggested Square Enix has a storied past for over-enthusiastically teasing underwhelming reveals. And it doesn't just end at the FF7 fiasco.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on April 13, 2015, 09:47:20 AM
Wouldn't it be glorious if it's a full on reboot of star ocean 1? I STILL haven't played the first, really should at this point.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on April 13, 2015, 11:40:15 AM
SE giving Lunar a FF style facelift...I could be swayed, I really could.

FF's style is like the exact opposite of what made the Game Arts RPGs good.

What happened to Game Arts, anyway?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on April 13, 2015, 01:20:17 PM
They were adopted by GungHo. I think they had a Grandia MMORPG in the pipeline, but that was in 2013 or so.

Edit: nope, shut that down in 2012. They haven't actually done anything since 2013 if Wikipedia is correct.

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 13, 2015, 01:41:30 PM
They were adopted by GungHo. I think they had a Grandia MMORPG in the pipeline, but that was in 2013 or so.

Edit: nope, shut that down in 2012. They haven't actually done anything since 2013 if Wikipedia is correct.



Still better than Camelot. Talk about wondering how a company still operates...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 13, 2015, 02:12:59 PM
They were adopted by GungHo. I think they had a Grandia MMORPG in the pipeline, but that was in 2013 or so.

Edit: nope, shut that down in 2012. They haven't actually done anything since 2013 if Wikipedia is correct.



I think the last thing of note that they're attributed to were those Ragnarok Odyssey games on the PSVita.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: EmeraldSword on April 13, 2015, 03:08:46 PM
Video: Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Just Got Crazy Courtesy of 200cc Racing
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/04/video_mute_city_in_mario_kart_8_just_got_crazy_courtesy_of_200cc_racingn (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/04/video_mute_city_in_mario_kart_8_just_got_crazy_courtesy_of_200cc_racingn)

Omg... this makes me want a new F-Zero game. I loved playing F-Zero on the SNES growing up. Digging the new speed of Mario Kart at 200cc looks super fast.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on April 13, 2015, 04:36:31 PM
Video: Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Just Got Crazy Courtesy of 200cc Racing
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/04/video_mute_city_in_mario_kart_8_just_got_crazy_courtesy_of_200cc_racingn (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/04/video_mute_city_in_mario_kart_8_just_got_crazy_courtesy_of_200cc_racingn)

Omg... this makes me want a new F-Zero game. I loved playing F-Zero on the SNES growing up. Digging the new speed of Mario Kart at 200cc looks super fast.
No mute city music, no mute city. Whopping thumbs down.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 13, 2015, 04:51:52 PM
Video: Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Just Got Crazy Courtesy of 200cc Racing
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/04/video_mute_city_in_mario_kart_8_just_got_crazy_courtesy_of_200cc_racingn (http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/04/video_mute_city_in_mario_kart_8_just_got_crazy_courtesy_of_200cc_racingn)

Omg... this makes me want a new F-Zero game. I loved playing F-Zero on the SNES growing up. Digging the new speed of Mario Kart at 200cc looks super fast.

Holy crap
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: EmeraldSword on April 13, 2015, 07:09:24 PM
No mute city music, no mute city. Whopping thumbs down.

Oh man, now that you mention it, you're right -- you don't hear that classic song in the background. Bummer. Haha, I guess I was too dazed by the speedy fastness of that track.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 13, 2015, 09:54:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yPUdic2.png)

(http://media0.giphy.com/media/14Xx5B178hibS/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 13, 2015, 09:57:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yPUdic2.png)

(http://media0.giphy.com/media/14Xx5B178hibS/giphy.gif)

I'd be more stoked if this was a series that Ubisoft wasn't involved in.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 13, 2015, 10:16:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yPUdic2.png)

(http://media0.giphy.com/media/14Xx5B178hibS/giphy.gif)

I'd be more stoked if this was a series that Ubisoft wasn't involved in.

How so?  Well, besides uPlay bullshit seeping its way into their games (bleh*).  But at least CoL WAS an RPG *and* without sandbox mechanics, glitches galore, and 200-piece collect-a-thons.  The game had problems, but being a Ubisoft title wasn't one of them.... at the very least I'm hoping for some pretty artwork and another fantastic OST (https://youtu.be/fYl-1YPRV-M).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 13, 2015, 10:31:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yPUdic2.png)

(http://media0.giphy.com/media/14Xx5B178hibS/giphy.gif)

I'd be more stoked if this was a series that Ubisoft wasn't involved in.

How so?  Well, besides uPlay bullshit seeping its way into their games (bleh*).  But at least CoL WAS an RPG *and* without sandbox mechanics, glitches galore, and 200-piece collect-a-thons.  The game had problems, but being a Ubisoft title wasn't one of them.... at the very least I'm hoping for some pretty artwork and another fantastic OST (https://youtu.be/fYl-1YPRV-M).

Yearly iterations with a steadily declining level of quality after each one, over ambitious concepts that they can't deliver on, the Ubisoft digital tax and endless ports of the first game to every platform and with every variation of quality under the sun (or whatever the hell goes on with Rayman).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 13, 2015, 11:19:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yPUdic2.png)

(http://media0.giphy.com/media/14Xx5B178hibS/giphy.gif)

I'd be more stoked if this was a series that Ubisoft wasn't involved in.

How so?  Well, besides uPlay bullshit seeping its way into their games (bleh*).  But at least CoL WAS an RPG *and* without sandbox mechanics, glitches galore, and 200-piece collect-a-thons.  The game had problems, but being a Ubisoft title wasn't one of them.... at the very least I'm hoping for some pretty artwork and another fantastic OST (https://youtu.be/fYl-1YPRV-M).

Yearly iterations with a steadily declining level of quality after each one, over ambitious concepts that they can't deliver on, the Ubisoft digital tax and endless ports of the first game to every platform and with every variation of quality under the sun (or whatever the hell goes on with Rayman).

Fair enough I guess.  But an old school RPG from a big studio still kinda excites me. x)

Oh, the Square Enix teaser updated...  Effective trolling?  Mobile possibility (still lingering in the air like an old fart)?  Another game entirely?  Or is god real and we're still getting a new SO5 installment?

(http://i.imgur.com/Cq7P7GV.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 14, 2015, 12:43:08 AM
Yeah no. Unless Final Fantasy XV (http://www.jp.square-enix.com/ff15/) comes to mobile phones, that LINE logo has nothing to do with the platform.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 14, 2015, 12:55:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yPUdic2.png)

(http://media0.giphy.com/media/14Xx5B178hibS/giphy.gif)

I'd be more stoked if this was a series that Ubisoft wasn't involved in.

How so?  Well, besides uPlay bullshit seeping its way into their games (bleh*).  But at least CoL WAS an RPG *and* without sandbox mechanics, glitches galore, and 200-piece collect-a-thons.  The game had problems, but being a Ubisoft title wasn't one of them.... at the very least I'm hoping for some pretty artwork and another fantastic OST (https://youtu.be/fYl-1YPRV-M).

Yearly iterations with a steadily declining level of quality after each one, over ambitious concepts that they can't deliver on, the Ubisoft digital tax and endless ports of the first game to every platform and with every variation of quality under the sun (or whatever the hell goes on with Rayman).

Fair enough I guess.  But an old school RPG from a big studio still kinda excites me. x)

Oh, the Square Enix teaser updated...  Effective trolling?  Mobile possibility (still lingering in the air like an old fart)?  Another game entirely?  Or is god real and we're still getting a new SO5 installment?

(http://i.imgur.com/Cq7P7GV.png)

Would rather have VP:Hrist.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on April 14, 2015, 06:25:28 AM
Well, mystery solved:

http://gematsu.com/2015/04/star-ocean-5-announced-for-ps4-ps3 (http://gematsu.com/2015/04/star-ocean-5-announced-for-ps4-ps3)

Quote
Currently revealed characters include:

Fedel Camus (voiced by Kaito Ishikawa) – The protagonist. He specializes at fencing, and protects the order of his village.
Miki Sorvesta (voiced by Nao Toyama) – The heroine. She is the protagonist’s childhood friend, and loves him like an older brother.
Lilia (voice actor unknown) – A girl who lost both her memories and emotions.
Quote
childhood friend, and loves him like an older brother.
Quote
lost both her memories and emotions

Quote
It is set on the uncivilized planet of Feycreed, which is 6,000 light years away from Earth.
Quote
It is set on the uncivilized planet of Feycreed
Quote
uncivilized planet

lol

triace you're trying to redeem yourself after SO4, not make more of it
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 14, 2015, 06:31:59 AM
Well, mystery solved:

http://gematsu.com/2015/04/star-ocean-5-announced-for-ps4-ps3 (http://gematsu.com/2015/04/star-ocean-5-announced-for-ps4-ps3)

Quote
Currently revealed characters include:

Fedel Camus (voiced by Kaito Ishikawa) – The protagonist. He specializes at fencing, and protects the order of his village.
Miki Sorvesta (voiced by Nao Toyama) – The heroine. She is the protagonist’s childhood friend, and loves him like an older brother.
Lilia (voice actor unknown) – A girl who lost both her memories and emotions.
Quote
childhood friend, and loves him like an older brother.
Quote
lost both her memories and emotions

Quote
It is set on the uncivilized planet of Feycreed, which is 6,000 light years away from Earth.
Quote
It is set on the uncivilized planet of Feycreed
Quote
uncivilized planet

lol

triace you're trying to redeem yourself after SO4, not make more of it

Posted a thread about it here (http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=15121.0).

And yeah, didn't need the continuing adventures of Anime McSwordsdude and his token female love interest. Especially since Anime McSwordsdude's name didn't top Edge Maverick for cheese.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 14, 2015, 04:52:18 PM
Pardon the double post.

SE giving Lunar a FF style facelift...I could be swayed, I really could.

FF's style is like the exact opposite of what made the Game Arts RPGs good.

What happened to Game Arts, anyway?

Speak of the devil: http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/14/game-arts-asks-games-want-ported-pc/

Basically nothing new, but something playable on Steam might be good for all involved.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on April 14, 2015, 05:18:58 PM
I like it when I say stupid things and related good things happen.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on April 14, 2015, 09:16:15 PM
Guess I'll vote for Grandia to be ported.

A vote for Lunar 2 or Grandia would be good since Silver Star has had like a million ports and remakes already.

Also I chuckled at DRM being a choice under "What features do you find the most important for a PC port?"
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 18, 2015, 08:33:22 PM
! <<<<< !
Okay, the front page update about the upcoming Witch and the Hundred Knight announcement has me excited! But I don't think any regulars here need me to tell them that!
! <<<<< !

Probably the only one, too. Don't care, I'm ecstatic for more Metallia!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 18, 2015, 08:35:17 PM
Guess I'll vote for Grandia to be ported.

A vote for Lunar 2 or Grandia would be good since Silver Star has had like a million ports and remakes already.

Also I chuckled at DRM being a choice under "What features do you find the most important for a PC port?"

Yeah, somebody asked the person who made the quiz about that one and it meant "Is DRM free important to you".
It's really badly written since it makes it sound like "having DRM is important".
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 20, 2015, 11:14:16 AM
! <<<<< !
Okay, the front page update about the upcoming Witch and the Hundred Knight announcement has me excited! But I don't think any regulars here need me to tell them that!
! <<<<< !

Probably the only one, too. Don't care, I'm ecstatic for more Metallia!

And the big reveal at the end of the countdown is...

ANOTHER COUNTDOWN!!
Christ, this industry sometimes...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 21, 2015, 02:26:52 AM
! <<<<< !
Okay, the front page update about the upcoming Witch and the Hundred Knight announcement has me excited! But I don't think any regulars here need me to tell them that!
! <<<<< !

Probably the only one, too. Don't care, I'm ecstatic for more Metallia!

And the big reveal at the end of the countdown is...

ANOTHER COUNTDOWN!!
Christ, this industry sometimes...

And in other news: http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/20/witch-hundred-knight-revival-ps4-makes-metallia-playable/

Its all for a enhanced port. Lol.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on April 21, 2015, 08:36:12 AM
I'd still buy it if it came state-side.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 23, 2015, 02:15:48 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/04/monkeypaw-gaijinworks-tease-new-psp-rpg-localizations

So Monkey Paw has decided to localize a fucking PSP game. Chances are that it'll be through PSN only (which I thought had discontinued its PSP support?) so yeah, that's a thing.

Oh yeah, and Gaijinworks is involved (and knowing them, were probably the masterminds to this most brilliant of ideas on how to waste time, effort and money).


Edit: http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/23/summon-night-5-class-heroes-3-coming-west/

Summon Night 5 and Class of Heroes 3. The first mainline Summon Night game to come to the west and a game that Gaijinworks should've localized to begin with instead of fucking Class of Heroes 2.

Well, at least they didn't bother to localize any of Imageepoch's or Level 5's crap.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 23, 2015, 12:32:31 PM
Whazzazawa?! Summon Night 5? That's interesting. Always wanted to play a main game in that series, so I'm greatly looking forward to that. As for Class of Heroes 3, I'm not holding my breath. I find it hard to imagine playing a game like that without a second screen map these days, least of all on the PSP where I don't have much room for a mini-map...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 23, 2015, 01:22:50 PM
Whazzazawa?! Summon Night 5? That's interesting. Always wanted to play a main game in that series, so I'm greatly looking forward to that. As for Class of Heroes 3, I'm not holding my breath. I find it hard to imagine playing a game like that without a second screen map these days, least of all on the PSP where I don't have much room for a mini-map...

Agreed. Class of Heroes 3 is still at least one game behind where the series currently is in Japan and that's if you don't consider the fact that Dungeon Crawlers don't exactly have the kind of shelf-life that other RPG sub-genres do.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 23, 2015, 01:48:38 PM
I should mention, even Persona PSP was a bit difficult for me to play without stopping every other minute to check the map...I still enjoyed the game, but more for the plot and actual combat. I guess that's not unbelievable for SMT, but I usually enjoy the exploration aspect a lot more even in those games...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 26, 2015, 03:28:37 AM
So hey. Remember that P.T. trailer that was basically looked like Silent Hill getting the revitalization it so desperately needed?

http://gematsu.com/2015/04/p-t-distribution-cease-april-29

Yeah, this ain't happenin'. Not no way, not no how.

Man, its gotta suck being a Silent Hill (or a Konami) fan at this point. Even Sonic fans don't have it this bad.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 26, 2015, 09:15:19 AM
So hey. Remember that P.T. trailer that was basically looked like Silent Hill getting the revitalization it so desperately needed?

http://gematsu.com/2015/04/p-t-distribution-cease-april-29

Yeah, this ain't happenin'. Not no way, not no how.

Man, its gotta suck being a Silent Hill (or a Konami) fan at this point. Even Sonic fans don't have it this bad.

Gotta go bankrupt fast
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 26, 2015, 03:32:31 PM
Man, its gotta suck being a Silent Hill (or a Konami) fan at this point.

I am one (Silent Hill fan I mean), and I'm gonna tell you that it doesn't matter. And it doesn't matter because Team Silent close that book with SH4: The Room as nicely as they could have done back in the day. Really only SH: The Arcade and Shattered Memories were (by its own merits) decent efforts, but Silent Hill was already over by then and I guess that's the problem the publisher and fans had problems accepting.

Regarding, P.T. it really didn't have to do much with Silent Hill itself more than being a new kind of what Silent Hill was originally. And much of P.T. is as good as it is (or was?) thanks to the sound design and the claustrophc presentation they went with. Also, it was great seeing the Fox Engine used to scare the hell of people.

Even Sonic fans don't have it this bad.

That's not true. Besides, isn't a portion of that fanbase way too strange for its own good?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 26, 2015, 04:32:54 PM
I sort of agree with Ygg, the disappointment here isn't as much "no more Silent Hill" as much as "one less awesome horror game with the subtlety and ambience that made games like Silent Hill work so well."

Of course, that's assuming them pulling the P.T. concept demo really does mean that the game was canned, and not simply that development is far enough underway that the demo no longer is representitive of the actual product. It was, after all, a concept demo, both meant to showcase their idea for a Silent Hill game, and to show off their new engine. It's very possible the demo is just not necessary anymore, and they'll have more to show of the actual game soon-ish.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 26, 2015, 04:35:38 PM
Of course, that's assuming them pulling the P.T. concept demo really does mean that the game was canned, and not simply that development is far enough underway that the demo no longer is representitive of the actual product.

(http://abload.de/img/2015-04-2615_28_41-tv0frf6.png)

https://twitter.com/tvsmatthackney/status/592177537427447808
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 26, 2015, 04:41:49 PM
I sort of agree with Ygg, the disappointment here isn't as much "no more Silent Hill" as much as "one less awesome horror game with the subtlety and ambience that made games like Silent Hill work so well."

Of course, that's assuming them pulling the P.T. concept demo really does mean that the game was canned, and not simply that development is far enough underway that the demo no longer is representitive of the actual product. It was, after all, a concept demo, both meant to showcase their idea for a Silent Hill game, and to show off their new engine. It's very possible the demo is just not necessary anymore, and they'll have more to show of the actual game soon-ish.

Yeah, but IIRC, wasn't that demo produced largely by Kojima Productions (or at least Kojima himself had a not-so-insignificant degree of involvement)? Kinda hard to develop a game when the developer got shitcanned the way that KP/Kojima did.


Ninja Edit: And something tells me that Del Toro was involved largely because of Kojima, so he's pretty much out too.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on April 26, 2015, 05:36:50 PM
"Super bummed about this, was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it'll come back around. Sorry everyone." (https://twitter.com/wwwbigbaldhead/status/592412551457198080) -- Norman Reedus, Twitter

https://twitter.com/tvsmatthackney/status/592177537427447808

"It's important to note del Toro was speaking only on collaborating with Kojima, not whether or not the game has been cancelled. "You'll have to go after Konami for those answers," our source said." -- IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/26/guillermo-del-toro-touches-on-his-collaboration-with-kojima)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 26, 2015, 05:50:17 PM
Of course, that's assuming them pulling the P.T. concept demo really does mean that the game was canned, and not simply that development is far enough underway that the demo no longer is representitive of the actual product.

(http://abload.de/img/2015-04-2615_28_41-tv0frf6.png)

https://twitter.com/tvsmatthackney/status/592177537427447808

I'll believe it when I something more official and substantial exists than a half-sentence tweet from some guy supposedly quoting another guy, who supposedly works for a Television-focused website I never heard of before.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 26, 2015, 06:00:46 PM
Still really shit news.  Hope they can work something out.  PT really floored a lot of people, it'd be awful to disappoint fans of the playable-demo that had such an impressive following (well deserved too).

....well, I mean, this is sorta like MML3 over again.

 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 26, 2015, 07:08:40 PM
Still really shit news.  Hope they can work something out.  PT really floored a lot of people, it'd be awful to disappoint fans of the playable-demo that had such an impressive following (well deserved too).

....well, I mean, this is sorta like MML3 over again.

 

This I agree with. I'm hoping for the best. I'm still recovering from MML3. =(
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 26, 2015, 07:18:41 PM
Still really shit news.  Hope they can work something out.  PT really floored a lot of people, it'd be awful to disappoint fans of the playable-demo that had such an impressive following (well deserved too).

....well, I mean, this is sorta like MML3 over again.

 

This I agree with. I'm hoping for the best. I'm still recovering from MML3. =(

MML3 seemed like it was promising more than it really could deliver. PT is so much worse since it looks like it really could've pulled out what it promised.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on April 26, 2015, 08:54:35 PM
I'm surprised I haven't seen a single person even mentioning the massive explosion on the internet over paid mods on Steam around here, but I guess this place tends to be very Eastern and Console gaming focused (and it's nice to have one place not be mad 24/7 anyway).

I can't help but find this (http://imgur.com/a/bqcla?gallery) amusing to share though. Goddamn it Valve.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 26, 2015, 09:23:43 PM
Well it happened and I don't think it's going to un-happen after making over 10,000$ on its first day.
Now all that's left is to wait and see.

(or spam GabeN's mailbox / the reddit Steam paid mod post with your disapproval)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 26, 2015, 09:33:33 PM
Personally, I don't use mods unless I want to permanently break my game (which I've done twice), so it's an issue that wiill never effect me ever. Can't say I feel any strong feelings one way or the other.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on April 26, 2015, 09:55:06 PM
Well it happened and I don't think it's going to un-happen after making over 10,000$ on its first day.
Now all that's left is to wait and see.

(or spam GabeN's mailbox / the reddit Steam paid mod post with your disapproval)

I'm actually not completely against the idea of it, but the system they made is pretty flawed (I'm sure you've probably heard all the arguments). As far as money goes though, Gaben claims in a weekend it's technically cost him millions already having his staff deal with the emails and whatnot (not to mention bothering to interact with the community at all as a CEO), which I don't think is too far-fetched.

Anyway I mostly posted that because of how hilariously bad those mods are. These are actually the handpicked mods Valve chose to spearhead this. Half of them don't even work properly.

Personally, I don't use mods unless I want to permanently break my game (which I've done twice), so it's an issue that wiill never effect me ever. Can't say I feel any strong feelings one way or the other.

Generally speaking you'll break your game if you stack tons and tons of them, but sometimes there are single mods that overhaul/rebalance the game all on their own and significantly change the way you play it, and they're the ones I think are worth trying out no matter who you are (SkyRE/Perkus Maximus for Skyrim is probably the most popular example).

Usually installing mods in the single digits won't break your game. It's pretty annoying to install like 100 mods and then back and forth for hours trying to figure out which one broke your game though, yeah. I think you'll miss out if you don't at least try out the big ones, though.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 26, 2015, 09:58:18 PM
As far as money goes though, Gaben claims in a weekend it's technically cost him millions already having his staff deal with the emails and whatnot (not to mention bothering to interact with the community at all as a CEO), which I don't think is too far-fetched.

There's less than ten people working on support at Valve.
Sounds like bullshit or bad source.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on April 26, 2015, 10:14:55 PM
There's less than ten people working on support at Valve.
Sounds like bullshit or bad source.

It can only the be the former since it came from Gaben's own mouth (http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/33uplp/mods_and_steam/cqojx8y)- or fingers, in this case I guess.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on April 26, 2015, 10:21:17 PM
No, I mean I fucked up the install on one game and I ended up needing to completely reinstall the game.

Another time I installed a mod that I guess wasn't made properly and it fucked up the game pretty bad. And that one I couldn't reinstall because when I deleted it from Steam, it came back in the exact same state I left it in somehow (happened to me with FFXI, too...).

I just don't trust anything that involves computers anymore. I'm surprised I got Fallout 3 and New Vegas working considering it apparently involved messing with data files, and I never want to have to be put in a situation where I have to mess with files just to get it to freakin' work. No game is worth risking the contents of my computer, damnit...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 26, 2015, 11:00:48 PM
There's less than ten people working on support at Valve.
Sounds like bullshit or bad source.

It can only the be the former since it came from Gaben's own mouth (http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/33uplp/mods_and_steam/cqojx8y)- or fingers, in this case I guess.

A 1-million-dollar backlog of support emails would mean...

80$ an hour of salary + advantage boosted to 120$ because of overtime (4 hours a day at 1.5x)
60-hour week = 7,200$ a week
If I remember right, they have 6 people working support = 43,200$ a week for the team

1,000,000 / 43,200 = 23 weeks

Meaning that some people would have to wait half a year for an answer.
That does not count any currently incoming emails or normal support emails not related to the current crisis.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on April 27, 2015, 07:02:47 AM
"It's important to note del Toro was speaking only on collaborating with Kojima, not whether or not the game has been cancelled. "You'll have to go after Konami for those answers," our source said." -- IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/26/guillermo-del-toro-touches-on-his-collaboration-with-kojima)
Would anyone even want the game to happen if it was missing Del Toro and Kojima?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on April 27, 2015, 07:14:12 PM
And then, it was all a dream...

http://steamcommunity.com/games/SteamWorkshop/announcements/detail/208632365253244218
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on April 28, 2015, 12:35:15 AM
And then, it was all a dream...

http://steamcommunity.com/games/SteamWorkshop/announcements/detail/208632365253244218

A bit of a shame actually.  Properly implemented/recognized it could have been a good thing.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on April 28, 2015, 01:09:04 AM
Funny when for once gamers acting immature and doing things like vote bombing popular games seemed to actually have an effect. Although like Oblivion's Horse Armor, somehow I don't think this will be the end of this idea, even if it isn't from Steam or Bethesda next time.

A bit of a shame actually.  Properly implemented/recognized it could have been a good thing.

I'm still of mixed feelings on that honestly. Part of the value of the mod scene is actually the fact that it's not money-driven, and every single mod is a labor of love. It allows for more risk-taking because the whole concept of risk is foreign- there's nothing to risk because you're creating something for free. It's also a problem because a lot of the reason mods got as good as they did was because of the nature of everything being open source- when Skyrim first came out there was a gold rush amongst modders figuring out how the game worked and everyone shared information. If there was money involved everyone would have had to figure it out on their own because it would be a race to see who could figure the game out and then push out mods first (it would also mean a lot of the most popular mods would never have been created because there's a lot of collaboration and interdependence between them).

If you made it so that modders could turn their hobby into a full-time job it would likely mean more mods and it might even mean a higher level of technical quality (assuming Steam ever changed it so that they did any sort of QC whatsoever on the mods, which the image compilation I posted earlier clearly shows they didn't), but it still wouldn't get rid of the fact that collaboration would be a lot harder to accomplish (there was actually one mod that got uploaded to Steam and had a ton of features ripped out compared to the free version precisely because those were contributed by other people) and that risk-taking would be significantly reduced (because obviously pandering to what's popular is going to make you more money).

The fact that mod creators only get 25% of the money was a head scratcher too, when you consider how RPGmaker games have no such restriction even if you decide to use the included assets that come with it. I get that Steam and Bethesda should've gotten a bit of money since they hosted/created whatever, but 75% total is still a pretty big ripoff.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on April 28, 2015, 01:15:05 AM
Funny when for once gamers acting immature and doing things like vote bombing popular games seemed to actually have an effect. Although like Oblivion's Horse Armor, somehow I don't think this will be the end of this idea, even if it isn't from Steam or Bethesda next time.

A bit of a shame actually.  Properly implemented/recognized it could have been a good thing.

I'm still of mixed feelings on that honestly. Part of the value of the mod scene is actually the fact that it's not money-driven, and every single mod is a labor of love. It allows for more risk-taking because the whole concept of risk is foreign- there's nothing to risk because you're creating something for free. It's also a problem because a lot of the reason mods got as good as they did was because of the nature of everything being open source- when Skyrim first came out there was a gold rush amongst modders figuring out how the game worked and everyone shared information. If there was money involved everyone would have had to figure it out on their own because it would be a race to see who could figure the game out and then push out mods first (it would also mean a lot of the most popular mods would never have been created because there's a lot of collaboration and interdependence between them).

If you made it so that modders could turn their hobby into a full-time job it would likely mean more mods and it might even mean a higher level of technical quality (assuming Steam ever changed it so that they did any sort of QC whatsoever on the mods, which the image compilation I posted earlier clearly shows they didn't), but it still wouldn't get rid of the fact that collaboration would be a lot harder to accomplish (there was actually one mod that got uploaded to Steam and had a ton of features ripped out compared to the free version precisely because those were contributed by other people) and that risk-taking would be significantly reduced (because obviously pandering to what's popular is going to make you more money).

The fact that mod creators only get 25% of the money was a head scratcher too, when you consider how RPGmaker games have no such restriction even if you decide to use the included assets that come with it. I get that Steam and Bethesda should've gotten a bit of money since they hosted/created whatever, but 75% total is still a pretty big ripoff.

You know, when you put it this way, this sounds like its going to be both really fucking awful and something that's going to become commonplace within 3 to 5 years.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 02, 2015, 12:04:55 AM
Yooka-Laylee - A 3D Platformer Rare-vival! by Playtonic Games (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playtonic/yooka-laylee-a-3d-platformer-rare-vival) -- Kickstarter

"All those years telling people that this kind of game was wanted and being told that I was wrong ...... fuck'em all!" (https://twitter.com/grantkirkhope/status/594197880434331649) -- Grant Kirkhope, Twitter

Would anyone even want the game to happen if it was missing Del Toro and Kojima?

Silent Hills wasn't gonna happen without them anyway.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 02, 2015, 12:15:30 AM
Yooka-Laylee - A 3D Platformer Rare-vival! by Playtonic Games (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playtonic/yooka-laylee-a-3d-platformer-rare-vival) -- Kickstarter


Honestly I'm surprised and super happy that this is happening even if it is in a Mighty No 9 way (same concept; obviously so).  I don't know exactly what Banjo and Kazooie did so damn right, but here we are.  Can't wait.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on May 02, 2015, 12:28:46 AM
There was always some rumors circulating on the internet from decently reliable sources (https://warosu.org/data/vr/img/0015/61/1398413773156.png) as to why Banjo Threeie never got made or what happened to it. It's pretty similar to the story of how Mighty No. 9 came about.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 05, 2015, 12:42:35 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/05/05/the-misadventures-of-tron-bonne-is-getting-a-psone-classics-release/

Fucking Finally! It only took 16 years for this to become available to more than like 3 people for less than $150.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 06, 2015, 03:25:20 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/05/05/the-misadventures-of-tron-bonne-is-getting-a-psone-classics-release/

Fucking Finally! It only took 16 years for this to become available to more than like 3 people for less than $150.

Happy to say I was one of those three people.  I beat the game too.  Ironically, I never beat the MML games.  C'est la vie.  I think I was sold on "The Misadventures of Tron Bonne" for its title alone.

....oh my god....16 years?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: ScottC on May 06, 2015, 05:22:49 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/05/05/the-misadventures-of-tron-bonne-is-getting-a-psone-classics-release/

Fucking Finally! It only took 16 years for this to become available to more than like 3 people for less than $150.

I got Misadventures for practically free when it came out from a electronics store that was going out business (I wanted to play MML2 so bad).  I picked up another copy about 3 years ago when I sniped an Ebay auction for only 75 bucks.  I believe it's time to cash in before the price falls.  It's actually a really fun game and I suggest anyone that really liked the MML games to pick it up.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 07, 2015, 03:33:56 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/05/07/kaden-shojo-like-kancolle-household-appliance-girls/

Yes. Japan, in its glorious quest to animorphize everything into moe blobs, has finally included the kitchen sink.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 08, 2015, 02:54:27 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/05/07/kaden-shojo-like-kancolle-household-appliance-girls/

Yes. Japan, in its glorious quest to animorphize everything into moe blobs, has finally included the kitchen sink.

...the girl with the giant camera on...in? within? whatever--- the girl with the camera box is making me uncomfortable. :(

This feels like some guy who gets that moe-anything will work.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 08, 2015, 05:11:50 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/05/07/kaden-shojo-like-kancolle-household-appliance-girls/

Yes. Japan, in its glorious quest to animorphize everything into moe blobs, has finally included the kitchen sink.

...the girl with the giant camera on...in? within? whatever--- the girl with the camera box is making me uncomfortable. :(

This feels like some guy who gets that moe-anything will work.

Its also a blatant attempt at getting at some of that sweet Kancolle cash.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on May 08, 2015, 07:19:50 PM
Nah, the whole Anthro-morphing thing is nothing new, it's definitely more of a Puzzles & Dragons clone than a KanColle clone. One not even really worth a news article, considering the designs couldn't be lazier if they tried.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 11, 2015, 11:31:40 AM
(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/image_thumb16.png)
Gust announcing something soon.  "ShojoxGust" and we'll know presumably in 4 days. 

Here's the pretty music for it:
http://social.gust.co.jp/newproject/bgm/bgm01.mp3
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 11, 2015, 10:38:23 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/acclaimed-dreamcast-rpg-grandia-ii-coming-to-steam/1100-6427252/

YES!!!!!

*remembers Eyes of Valmar Boss*

NNOOOOOOOOO~~~~
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on May 11, 2015, 11:56:11 PM
Fallout 4 rumors afloat.

http://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-4-cinematic-trailer-listed-on-cg-artists-linkedin-profile/ (http://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-4-cinematic-trailer-listed-on-cg-artists-linkedin-profile/)

Like the article says, huge pinch of salt, but it's not like it's entirely unexpected. There was already a bit of speculation since everyone found out about Bethesda showing up at E3 this year. Between Fallout and TES the former was always a lot more likely given the time frame.

Somehow it's already been half a decade since the last Fallout, I think I'm ready for another one.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 13, 2015, 01:00:29 AM
(http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/image_thumb16.png)
Gust announcing something soon.  "ShojoxGust" and we'll know presumably in 4 days. 

Here's the pretty music for it:
http://social.gust.co.jp/newproject/bgm/bgm01.mp3

http://gematsu.com/2015/05/gust-announces-yoru-no-nai-kuni-ps4-ps3-ps-viita

Well that didn't take long.


Anyways, http://gematsu.com/2015/05/imageepoch-files-bankruptcy this happened today.

I wonder what could've happened to cause their finances to tank like that within two years? (http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/657979-time-and-eternity) Especially in (http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/943145-luminous-arc-2) light of all (http://www.gamefaqs.com/psp/604328-criminal-girls) the waifu (http://www.gamefaqs.com/psp/614494-black-rock-shooter-the-game) management simulators (http://www.gamefaqs.com/psp/663281-sol-trigger) they kept cranking out. (http://www.gamefaqs.com/psp/642458-fate-extra-ccc)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 13, 2015, 12:43:16 PM
Is their CEO dude still missing?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 13, 2015, 12:54:48 PM
Is their CEO dude still missing?

He's either taken the money and ran, or got turned into construction material. Either way nobody knows.


In lighter news: http://gematsu.com/2015/05/nintendo-announces-e3-2015-plans

Nintendo World Championships? Now there's a blast from the past. Radical!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 14, 2015, 08:28:00 PM
THE END OF KONAMI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_iky5N-fVo) -- HappyConsoleGamer, YouTube

Kojima vs. Konami: An Investigation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMK-kajdgMA) / Konami vs. The Internet: A Follow-Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nwPPYkd8gs) -- Super Bunnyhop, YouTube
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on May 16, 2015, 04:33:34 PM
HappyConsoleGamer's sort of cute :T

*ahem*

The funny thing is that modern smartphones are /ridiculously powerful/ and nobody takes advantage of this because there's no money in making good games.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aurian on May 16, 2015, 08:58:27 PM
I still find myself irritated by lack of physical buttons... Sliding my finger around just feels less responsive.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on May 16, 2015, 09:32:45 PM
That and while cellphones are getting more powerful by the second, their battery clearly isn't following the trend.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 16, 2015, 10:45:21 PM
That and while cellphones are getting more powerful by the second, their battery clearly isn't following the trend.

Bingo.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 17, 2015, 03:12:56 AM
That and while cellphones are getting more powerful by the second, their battery clearly isn't following the trend.

Additionally, cellphones aren't just gaming machines and those who want to get one to game on also has to deal with the rest of the baggage that comes with owning a cellphone (paying to keep your phone connected and active, paying for the various features, on top of having to pay for the games themselves (which often times require additional payments just to play).

And between that and the constant upgrades (especially if you go anywhere near an iPhone/Pad/whatever), the price tag adds up quick.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on May 17, 2015, 08:38:53 AM
That and while cellphones are getting more powerful by the second, their battery clearly isn't following the trend.

Bingo.

I was just saying this to a friend the other day. We were talking about how technology developers sometimes focus on the wrong thing, and I brought up how cell phone companies keep making their cell phones more and more powerful but you still can't use the thing for 5 minutes before you risk playing hot potato.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on May 17, 2015, 10:51:08 AM
That and while cellphones are getting more powerful by the second, their battery clearly isn't following the trend.

Additionally, cellphones aren't just gaming machines and those who want to get one to game on also has to deal with the rest of the baggage that comes with owning a cellphone (paying to keep your phone connected and active, paying for the various features, on top of having to pay for the games themselves (which often times require additional payments just to play).

And between that and the constant upgrades (especially if you go anywhere near an iPhone/Pad/whatever), the price tag adds up quick.

So basically cellphones are horrible for gaming on and they're only the future of games because they're ubiquitous and you can put a bunch of low-effort shovelware on there and still have it sell when it wouldn't on other platforms.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 17, 2015, 10:05:14 PM
So basically cellphones are horrible for gaming on and they're only the future of games because they're ubiquitous and you can put a bunch of low-effort shovelware on there and still have it sell when it wouldn't on other platforms.

Is not for nothing that mobile gaming is also known as 'a casino in your pocket'. And the future Konami mentions is part of the 'mobile bubble' that in itself is not exactly new to say the least.

Also, the priorities of some sections of this industry of chasing a future instead of building one with mobile and VR is all kinds of twisted IMO. The whole thing is very bothersome as well as tiresome when you notice how all of this is a continuation of older ideas, concepts and experiences being treated as new mostly for the advancements technology does. That said, I would like to know how you guys feel about all of this.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on May 17, 2015, 10:34:06 PM
I feel like the IT industry as a whole is a soul-gutting wasteland is how I feel about this :T What you're talking about isn't JUST an issue with game development, it's like all tech stuff as a whole right now.

I feel like the entire goal of the industry right now isn't to /make things that work/ but instead to dump overwrought tar-babies on clients because vendor lock is lucrative, even if nobody's happy and nothing was actually accomplished.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Kevadu on May 19, 2015, 02:46:17 AM
Additionally, cellphones aren't just gaming machines and those who want to get one to game on also has to deal with the rest of the baggage that comes with owning a cellphone (paying to keep your phone connected and active, paying for the various features, on top of having to pay for the games themselves (which often times require additional payments just to play).

And between that and the constant upgrades (especially if you go anywhere near an iPhone/Pad/whatever), the price tag adds up quick.

You don't actually have to pay for any of that crap though.  Don't believe the shit the man at the cellphone store is peddling, buy an unlocked no-contract phone and do whatever you want with it.  Yes it costs more upfront because it's not subsidized, but do you think they subsidize phones out of charity?  Of course not, they only do it because they know they'll milk a whole lot more out of you in the long run.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on May 21, 2015, 04:15:16 AM
So, it looks like I was right to assume that MGSV: TPP has been done for who knows how long and all the extra time was to take care of aspects of MGO more so than TPP.

Also, regarding MGSV's promotion, this whole thing with teasing announcements and showing stuff early really ruins everything. It doesn't help either that Ground Zeroes, while good in its own right, is as overbearing as it is. I'm not kidding when I say that GZ throws away any goodwill Peace Walker managed to build by being just as good and self-aware as MGS3.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on May 25, 2015, 03:14:50 PM
Just found out that Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, supposed to be released tomorrow, was delayed until September.

That's an awfully long delay for such a simple game. But it might be enough time to save up for a New Nintendo 3DS to get with it (and for Nintendo to release new colors/limited editions)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 26, 2015, 02:31:19 AM
https://youtu.be/xqaMzoq0omM

Jim Sterling on "Re-Animators" (I'm having a shit time trying to 'write up' something, so I'll just post the video description):

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The age of the re-animators is here. Game genres previously thought "dead" by so-called AAA publishers are getting their revival thanks to the crowdfunding efforts of such projects as Pillars of Eternity, Yooka-Laylee, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

The big-budget world has made the message quite clear - it neither wants nor needs creative, passionate developers anymore. It would rather clone Clash of Clans and Call of Duty all day. Fine. Creative, passionate developers don't need the big-budget world either.

What you all think?
I definitely think the Trip-A mindset is flawed and not working, and games expecting 5 million in sales are just outrageous...  And I do like the idea of developers making what they want, especially if it means some harking back to olde-school titles that worked (Yooka-Laylee, Might No9, Bloodstained Ritual, etc.).

Hmm.  I like Sterling (though I know he's not popular in all circles) and the vid got me thinking.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on May 26, 2015, 08:24:35 AM
I just worry the whole Kickstarter route opens the floodgates for potential nostalgia exploitation.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on May 26, 2015, 10:45:42 AM
You say that like there arn't lots and lots of "retro" games coming out especially in the indie games market.

Also I like Megaman, Castlevania, and Banjo way more than CoD or whatever, but it's not like any of those franchises are any less guilty of recycling largely the same games over and over. I don't see how these games are necessarily "more creative". It's nice that KS allows for more variety in the market though.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on May 26, 2015, 12:36:32 PM
I'd rather see the actual creators make spiritual successors than big publishers misuse beloved IPs for some easy cash from desperate fans.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on May 26, 2015, 12:39:49 PM
How about that new Breath of Fire cellphone game huh?

Guys?

...

Hello?

...
..
.

Anyone?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 26, 2015, 12:45:42 PM
Funny, that wasn't the impression I got.  I'm thought publishers were being much more constrictive, hence the route to pursue a Kickstarter in order to make games without those "mass-appeal, triple-A chains".

I just worry the whole Kickstarter route opens the floodgates for potential nostalgia exploitation.

And same with this; these Kickstarters have met and exceeded their goals.  Nostalgia exploitation is one thing, but I also feel that sounds 'glass half empty' seeing the otherwise success of these titles, both as a "success from yesteryear" and as a modern kickstarter.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on May 26, 2015, 03:10:29 PM
I'm as happy as anyone that genres I loved as a kid can continue to survive through things like KS, I'm just not seeing how things like Megaman and Castlevania- which were both arguably CoDs of their time-can claim to be more "creative" than triple AAA games. Does nobody remember that 90s mascot craze when everyone was trying to create their version of Sonic, complete with a (usually terrible) side-scrolling game? If you were going to pick a poster boy of risk-taking from KS it'd probably be something like Tides of Numenara.

Also, I jokingly still say Sturgeon's Law applies, because it's not like these more "obscure" genres don't have tons and tons of crap coming out on say, Steam Greenlight. There's plenty of AAA games I still enjoy as well.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 26, 2015, 03:45:44 PM
http://gematsu.com/2015/05/bokosuka-wars-2-announced-ps4

Well there's a game I never expected to get a sequel.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on May 27, 2015, 06:37:16 AM
How about that new Breath of Fire cellphone game huh?

Guys?

...

Hello?

...
..
.

Anyone?
Stop reminding me that that is a thing. >.>

http://gematsu.com/2015/05/bokosuka-wars-2-announced-ps4

Well there's a game I never expected to get a sequel.
O.o I do not understand the thought process that resulted in the decision to make that sequel.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 27, 2015, 07:56:10 AM
How about that new Breath of Fire cellphone game huh?

Guys?

...

Hello?

...
..
.

Anyone?
Stop reminding me that that is a thing. >.>

http://gematsu.com/2015/05/bokosuka-wars-2-announced-ps4

Well there's a game I never expected to get a sequel.
O.o I do not understand the thought process that resulted in the decision to make that sequel.

I'm guessing its along the same line that led some Hollywood producer to decide to remake Jem & the Holograms into the most generic teen drama chick flick possible.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on May 29, 2015, 01:58:42 AM
New Tekken 7 Character Kazumi....Literally has a 'tiger uppercut'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-LsEgfJnkM

(http://i.imgur.com/rSn1k3p.jpg)

certainly better than lucky chloe
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aurian on May 29, 2015, 02:05:50 AM
Isn't it cheating to have a tag team?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on May 29, 2015, 07:56:52 AM
Isn't it cheating to have a tag team?

Well, apparently the tiger can only exist on-screen for a second at a time, and then he disappears into the aether. I'm sure they could make an exception for the reality-impaired.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on May 29, 2015, 08:15:43 AM
Isn't it cheating to have a tag team?

Well, apparently the tiger can only exist on-screen for a second at a time, and then he disappears into the aether. I'm sure they could make an exception for the reality-impaired.

Considering all the bullshit that the Mishima family has pulled over the years, fighting with a tiger is on the low end of the scale.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on June 02, 2015, 10:50:47 AM
http://fallout.bethsoft.com/

We all knew this was coming. But seriously, what is up with companies acting like Children begging their parents to open their presents before Christmas? E3 isn't that far away, why can't anyone seem to wait until the conference to reveal their hand?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on June 02, 2015, 11:12:19 AM
http://fallout.bethsoft.com/

We all knew this was coming. But seriously, what is up with companies acting like Children begging their parents to open their presents before Christmas? E3 isn't that far away, why can't anyone seem to wait until the conference to reveal their hand?

Because the leaks get out anyways.

Though this just means that we'll start seeing an arms race in regards to leaking information out first vs. proper announcements. 2020's E3 will start revealing titles in mid November 2019.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Maxximum on June 02, 2015, 04:26:30 PM
So, some of you may have noticed that I've mentioned playing DC: Infinite Crisis quite a few times over the past month or two.
Looks like that's about to stop as today the team behind the game announced this little nugget:

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After much deliberation, we regret to announce the official shutdown of Infinite Crisis. We will end development efforts today and will close the service on August 14, 2015.


Between now and August 14th, the game will remain available to play completely free. If you have any questions, contact Customer Service for assistance at http://support.infinitecrisis.com.
Steam Customer Support will refund any customer who purchased either The Starter Pack or The Elite Pack. To request a refund, please follow the instructions here: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6345-QIDX-7244.

This was an extremely difficult decision to make. On behalf of the entire Infinite Crisis team we want to thank all of you for your feedback, support and for joining together to create one of the best communities in gaming.

Sad to see the game kick the bucket after only a few months (afaik it came out in March).
Plus...I liked it :(
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on June 05, 2015, 01:35:04 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/06/xseed-teases-popolocrois-farm-story

So hey, a localized Popolocrois game.

Wait.

WHAT!?

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Now do the others so that we may know who these darling little fuckers are and why mad farming is only a new thing.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Darilon on June 24, 2015, 02:31:50 PM
Yay for Suikoden III finally coming to the EU PSN. We never got it in the PS2 days so this is pretty big news for us.

I would have posted it in the Suikoden topic but I always get a sudden feeling of hope for Suikoden VI which is quickly dashed, every time that topic is updated.

Edit: Story was already covered on the front page. Shame on me :(
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on June 29, 2015, 03:02:42 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/28/nier-creator-taro-yoko-started-his-own-company/

Gentlemen, I present to you; Cavia Reborn (well, more like The Rebirthing, but soon; soon....).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 01, 2015, 01:45:14 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/28/nier-creator-taro-yoko-started-his-own-company/

Gentlemen, I present to you; Cavia Reborn (well, more like The Rebirthing, but soon; soon....).

Such a wonderful realization is that the Taiko Drum Game Mascot was drawn by the wife of Yoko Taro.  Their dates must have been interesting.



Nintendo explains why you can't play as a woman in Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2015/06/30/e3-2015-why-you-cant-play-as-a-woman-in-zelda-tri-force-heroes?%20hub%20page%20(front%20page)&utm_content=3)

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IGN: So earlier, I brought up the similarities in the approach. The outfits remind me of gear-driven games like Monster Hunter and MMOs. Part of what ties into equipment-driven games is a player has a choice between choosing a male or female. I'm curious if, in this game, players will have a choice between a male avatar or a female avatar, especially since the story doesn't seem tied to a specific gender?

Hiromasa Shikata: I’m going to tell you a little bit about the story quickly and we'll circle around, here. There's this kingdom, an event happens, and the king needs heroes. So, he puts out a call for heroes to gather and one of those is this guy Link. He sees this audition, basically, ‘Heroes needed; apply here.’ And, that's the start of his adventure.  The story calls for this sort of legend/prophecy where heroes will come together to help solve a problem. And in that, they are male characters. So, because the game is set with that as the story background, you cannot choose a gender; you are a male character.

IGN: I guess I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't express some slight disappointment with that, especially because there is a Zelda outfit Link wears in the game. It just feels like it's one step closer to giving the Zelda series' female audience the chance to explore that universe from another perspective.

Shikata: Understood. I understand what you're saying, and just as general information, we do have a lot of female staff members who are playing this game and enjoying it. It doesn't seem to be a big issue to them. They still are getting emotional investment in this game. And to be honest, Link isn't the most masculine of guys in the world, depending on how you want to project yourself into the character.

...

Oof...I actually think NO PR would have been better than this answer.   I do like the admission that they see Link don't look very masculine either. :P

Why do they often fumble with this sort of PR?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Andrew on July 01, 2015, 01:58:44 AM
Does every game need to have the option of a female character? I don't look at Horizon Zero Dawn and go: "Why can't I be male?" I appreciate that the industry (and protagonists) are male dominated and there should be more options... but this seems a bit over the top.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 01, 2015, 02:06:47 AM
Does every game need to have the option of a female character? I don't look at Horizon Zero Dawn and go: "Why can't I be male?" I appreciate that the industry (and protagonists) are male dominated and there should be more options... but this seems a bit over the top.

No, I kinda just shrugged it off myself when the game was announced as 'expected' and unsurprising.  But the PR response just leaves a bad taste in my mouth; particular the part I highlighted which really answers nothing and comes off pretty poorly worded (where "heroes" = male).  And I dunno, I guess it kinda sucks that we have to "ask" about women while having lead males just sort of goes "unquestioned" and "naturally ok" by comparison -- so yeah, excuse my bias. 

Plus, HZD's heroine only came after some big "focus testing" (http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/18/8802349/sony-was-worried-about-a-female-protagonist-in-killzone-devs-new-ip) to see if it was 'okay to pursue'.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on July 01, 2015, 02:57:44 AM
Somewhat relevant: in an interview with Hideo Baba we talked about archetypes and I acked why it's always the 'old man' and never the 'old woman'. He had some trouble answering that one, but eventually said that most Japanese fantasy games are build around sets of tropes. Kind of like how many western fantasy stories draw from Lord of the Rings, Japanese fantasy stories have theirs as well (he didn't mention any and I didn't have the time to ask for examples). So you've got this set of tropes and 'old woman' isn't one of them. He said he thought many users would find it weird, because they expect the heroes to be young, especially the women.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 01, 2015, 04:30:14 AM
^I'm pretty sure there's at least a few Japanese tales involving older women in at least some capacity. And hell, if they're still hard up for tropes, they could always try looking for some fables outside of Jap-ahahaha. Sorry, but I really can't finish that statement.


Does every game need to have the option of a female character? I don't look at Horizon Zero Dawn and go: "Why can't I be male?" I appreciate that the industry (and protagonists) are male dominated and there should be more options... but this seems a bit over the top.

No, I kinda just shrugged it off myself when the game was announced as 'expected' and unsurprising.  But the PR response just leaves a bad taste in my mouth; particular the part I highlighted which really answers nothing and comes off poorly worded and borderline misogynistic (where "heroes" = male).  And I dunno, I guess it kinda sucks that we have to "ask" about women while having lead males just sort of goes "unquestioned" and "naturally ok" by comparison -- so yeah, excuse my bias. 

Plus, HZD's heroine only came after some big "focus testing" (http://www.polygon.com/2015/6/18/8802349/sony-was-worried-about-a-female-protagonist-in-killzone-devs-new-ip) to see if it was 'okay to pursue'.

Its also a case of Nintendo trying to have their cake and eat it too, as they've gone on record in the past about Link's design's origins as he's meant for players to project onto with things like the silent protagonism and the fact that his very name was in part to suggest the player 'link' with the character, yet they've also baked on specific character traits over the years like the preference for green clothes and being left-handed (though that one's been going away lately) or even being implied to be vaguely superstitious during the 2D era (as a handwave for mirroring his sideways facing sprite). Unfortunately, this seems like one of those cases where they're hewing towards the latter end of the spectrum.

That said, there's a non-zero chance for a Linkle to show up in Hyrule Warriors 3DS (though that's not much of a concession given what Musou games are prone to).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Andrew on July 01, 2015, 07:35:29 AM
Oh, I agree in relation to the PR response. Definitely does not come off well!
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 01, 2015, 10:41:11 AM
Oh yeah, that was the dumbest PR response I've seen in a long while, and the last one was from Nintendo, too. -_-;

I will say that I kinda feel it's a little too late to include a "female Link", because it's been heavily established that Link is a boy. Not exacly from a story perspective, but from a brand perspective. I think it'd be weird for fans to have to suddenly look at an already-ambiguous character as a female character, especially when you go back to the older games. It'd be at least a little emotionally confusing. I think it'd be better to just increase Zelda's role in the story (as they've been doing since Ocarina of Time) and maybe introduce a secondary protagonist at some point, who could be female. I don't see why Link's always gotta do all the work.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 01, 2015, 10:53:30 AM
In the next game, you have 2 worlds (like WoL and WoD) that you keep swapping between and in one world the genders are normal, and in the other one they are inverted.
While traveling between, Link himself is also affected.

End boss is girl ganondorf and guy ganondorf that merge together and become hermanondorf.

Zelda is also black now.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 01, 2015, 12:54:14 PM
In the next game, you have 2 worlds (like WoL and WoD) that you keep swapping between and in one world the genders are normal, and in the other one they are inverted.
While traveling between, Link himself is also affected.

End boss is girl ganondorf and guy ganondorf that merge together and become hermanondorf.

Zelda is also black now.

Full disclosure, this picture made me emotionally erect:
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/0e59d4a0b47d2911398e080c7e86aff7/tumblr_n8ezp7dPLj1s6tus8o1_1280.jpg)
What I wouldn't give to see the Zelda series dare to try and change up the formula again.  Arguably some of the best titles are the ones that did.  Quite frankly, and after a lot of the recent "drama" about Link (it isn't really, but let's just call it that) to include a playable Zelda or a Fem-Link (or a niece or whatever Linkle was supposed to be), or a female character that was just as capable as him (and doesn't get kidnapped) would seem like a good idea if for NOTHING than it'd score HUGE press.  A lot of the other Nintendo series' are pretty good with their female/male representation, but surprisingly rigid with this one where Link is still a reincarnated walking-avatar starring in a title with the princess's name on the box instead of his.  It's ...just kinda weird. 

I also do find Zelda Triforce Heroes starring not ONE, but THREE Links is so creatively bereft it's annoying.  Literally I'm guess they had a blue print for this game... then a red print, then a green print, and called it a day.  The series has had so many unique characters and species, but you can instead play as three physically identical characters (oh! but at least you can cross-dress as Zelda!)...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 01, 2015, 01:37:07 PM
I also do find Zelda Triforce Heroes starring not ONE, but THREE Links is so creatively bereft it's annoying.  Literally I'm guess they had a blue print for this game... then a red print, then a green print, and called it a day.  The series has had so many unique characters and species, but you can instead play as three physically identical characters (oh! but at least you can cross-dress as Zelda!)...

Triforce Heroes is literally Four Swords 3 (which itself was guilty of having Links of four different colors). The only reason why they didn't include Purple Link was due to the stacking ability not playing well with the 3D.

I really wished they had actually talked about or shown the story mode beyond "There are a bunch of heroes, you are one of them." since a story mode was what made the difference between FS and FSA.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 01, 2015, 01:57:48 PM
A lot of the other Nintendo series' are pretty good with their female/male representation, but surprisingly rigid with this one where Link is still a reincarnated walking-avatar starring in a title with the princess's name on the box instead of his.  It's ...just kinda weird.

Making the whole deal yet another edition of the war of the representation of genders is honestly more weird and unsettling.

As far as the title (The Legend of Zelda) goes, the meaning behind it is directly and exclusively connected with the original NES/Famicom game (Zelda being a legend among the people of Hyrule). Later going foward the subtitles are more representatives of the game themselves more than the "main title".
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 01, 2015, 02:35:10 PM
Making the whole deal yet another edition of the war of the representation of genders is honestly more weird and unsettling.

If you missed it I posted an IGN interview the page before that addressed this. 
I don't care if the game has all guys, it's the Zelda series, it just seems to happen; but when a poorly-worded and unthoughtful PR statement comes out explicitly stating that "men come together to solve problems" (somehow as an answer to why females can't be in the game), then I get a little annoyed.  Literally saying "it was a developmental thing, we wanted the same character like in Four Swords" works better than what was said. 

And in general with "player avatars" (ie not a character-character) I do like having a male/female option... and many games do this anyways, so I think that's why the Zelda series is the "hot topic" for it and why the debate whether Link is a character or a player avatar.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 01, 2015, 03:16:09 PM
http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/the_last_guardian/news/sony_probably_would_have_cancelled_the_last_guardian_if_fans_hadnt_kept_asking_for_it.html

URL says a lot of the story....  So guys, what do complain about enough to get revived next? 
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Reaaaallly wouldn't mind Megaman Legends 3. :D
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 01, 2015, 06:22:25 PM
Thinking that Link is merely an avatar is selling short the kind of status and importance he has. And in order for a female Link to be meaningful everything around her has to change as well. Just offering a change of gender is too shallow when it presents unique challenges to make that into a different adventure with a Link with a different flavor than you bread and butter Link.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Rucks on July 01, 2015, 06:30:19 PM
bread and butter Link.

LINK BREAD!!!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u6u1Av-Nx9Y/TWoZ8E-e2hI/AAAAAAAAAos/g255h1asvHA/s400/DSC_1371.JPG)



(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8FzP9JM0paE/TWobFP24GKI/AAAAAAAAAo0/NPmUj9NDrwc/s400/DSC_1399.JPG)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: MeshGearFox on July 01, 2015, 06:45:09 PM
What if Link is female but a female in disguise and it's going to be this big reveal in-game ala the original Metroid and Nintendo's intentionally misleading everyone so that it has more impact and I just ruined the surprise*?

Also Capcom would probably fuck MML3 up to a heroic degree if they revived it :( Like it'd be a droidpod exclusive and everything would be DLC.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 01, 2015, 07:33:58 PM
At this point I think even Keiji would've screwed the pooch with MML3. He has too much emotional investment in the project, and he comes off as the kind of guy who needs to be reigned in rather than being left to his own devices, much like George Lucas...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 01, 2015, 08:10:02 PM
@glassjawsh: Green... bread?

Capcom would probably fuck MML3 up to a heroic degree if they revived it :( Like it'd be a droidpod exclusive and everything would be DLC.

Cancelled Capcom games coming back in any way is something that happens very, very rarely. And when they do come back they are usually completely different to what they were at one point.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 01, 2015, 08:16:20 PM
Thinking that Link is merely an avatar is selling short the kind of status and importance he has. And in order for a female Link to be meaningful everything around her has to change as well. Just offering a change of gender is too shallow when it presents unique challenges to make that into a different adventure with a Link with a different flavor than you bread and butter Link.

(http://i.imgur.com/Y4HjMFK.png)

bread and butter Link.

LINK BREAD!!!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u6u1Av-Nx9Y/TWoZ8E-e2hI/AAAAAAAAAos/g255h1asvHA/s400/DSC_1371.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8FzP9JM0paE/TWobFP24GKI/AAAAAAAAAo0/NPmUj9NDrwc/s400/DSC_1399.JPG)

That's actually really impressive...and delicious looking!

What if Link is female but a female in disguise and it's going to be this big reveal in-game ala the original Metroid and Nintendo's intentionally misleading everyone so that it has more impact and I just ruined the surprise*?

Also Capcom would probably fuck MML3 up to a heroic degree if they revived it :( Like it'd be a droidpod exclusive and everything would be DLC.
At this point I think even Keiji would've screwed the pooch with MML3. He has too much emotional investment in the project, and he comes off as the kind of guy who needs to be reigned in rather than being left to his own devices, much like George Lucas...

Yeah it'd probably get ruined.  And Mick's point about George Lucas struck as well. xD
I am curious if Mghty Number 9 is going to be the big success as is, videos haven't looked terribly promising besides "Megaman but 'Mightier'".

Being honest I did get a big "thinky" with the whole Shenmue III going to Kickstarter... I really hope this doesn't start a chain of events where consumers are literally paying for the games they want before they can even have it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 01, 2015, 08:21:30 PM
Of course you disagree. Zelda fans are a lost cause anyway. ~_~
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 01, 2015, 08:30:44 PM
Of course you disagree. Zelda fans are a lost cause anyway. ~_~

Most hardcore fans argue he stays a male, so... I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place I guess.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 01, 2015, 08:50:57 PM
Of course you disagree. Zelda fans are a lost cause anyway. ~_~

This is why I don't understand your "If people interpret what I say as offensive, that's their problem" attitude when you go around saying things like that. Just outright insulting people or groups of people.

--------------------

For what it's worth, Dice, I think you have some very strong points and I certainly wouldn't mind a female Link or a choice to be a female Link. The whole "Link is canonically a guy" thing is bogus when Link isn't even a canonical character, "The Hero" is the canonical character and there is NOTHING in the lore that would stop The Hero from being a girl.

THAT being said, I also think the question being asked in the interview was clearly tossed out in hopes of a good headline.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 01, 2015, 09:27:23 PM
This is why I don't understand your "If people interpret what I say as offensive, that's their problem" attitude when you go around saying things like that. Just outright insulting people or groups of people.

lol, Dude please. You can get as annoyed as you want and act as a white knight as much as you want for having stated what many are aware of with fans of Zelda for years (if not ever).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 01, 2015, 09:40:39 PM
Owie. My feelings. You hurted them.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 01, 2015, 09:51:02 PM
This is why I don't understand your "If people interpret what I say as offensive, that's their problem" attitude when you go around saying things like that. Just outright insulting people or groups of people.

lol, Dude please. You can get as annoyed as you want and act as a white knight as much as you want for having stated what many are aware of with fans of Zelda for years (if not ever).

You're kinda just reifying his point.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Agent D. on July 01, 2015, 10:19:21 PM
If Link were a girl in the next Zelda title, only stupid fanboys would give a fuck because in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM would it impact the story, gameplay, music, and other characters. It's completely pathetic to think that anyone would be insulted by the concept of Link being a woman in a future Zelda title, much the same as the idea of a Prince Zelda in such a game. Hell the only way i wouldn't be interested in playing it is if it were stupid ass motiom controls. That's the only thing that killed any Zelda game for me.


Also, I would love to hear female Link yells. That would be hysterical.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 01, 2015, 11:25:15 PM
Owie. My feelings. You hurted them.

You're kinda just reifying his point.

This got dumb super quick. Well I guess that's that then.

Also Dice, just to be sure, what did you mean exactly by "most hardcore fans argue he stays a male"? Where does your statistic (in quantity I mean) of fans comes from?

It's completely pathetic to think that anyone would be insulted by the concept of Link being a woman in a future Zelda title, much the same as the idea of a Prince Zelda in such a game.

Not sure about being insulted, but there's always gonna be at least a group that doesn't like that direction at all for Zelda. If they are vocal or not about it that's a different issue.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: mecharobot on July 01, 2015, 11:48:07 PM
If they ever make a female Link, they better not shy out and make her a child and keep all those mustache guys leering at her.

edit: A more serious response. I agree that the PR was rather stupid. Then again, I also think that stupid questions deserve stupid answers. Basically the whole deal is just a why/why not type of problem, not about rights or wrongs. It's not like Nintendo owes anyone anything.

Also lore/canon has never meant anything when it comes to business. Even Hyrule Historia was just a cash-in and while it's cool, it's not some word of God(dess).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 01, 2015, 11:56:41 PM

Also Dice, just to be sure, what did you mean exactly by "most hardcore fans argue he stays a male"? Where does your statistic (in quantity I mean) of fans comes from?


Of course, my bad, let me go do a study and consult all of North America and Asia to verify their degree of Zelda-fandom-ism and cross reference it with whether they'd like Lonk to be a male or she-male.

Here's a not-terrible video, by someone, talking about it. with over 100k views, and a dis/like counter that tells stuff too: https://youtu.be/rB6ucVBOfCQ
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 02, 2015, 02:10:04 PM
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=170691980&postcount=1
Sorry it's a Neogaf post, but a lot of teasing (and 'decoding') for a new Aksys game --- the hot speculation is that it's, finally, Zero Escape 3 news.  Even if it ain't, Aksys usually has something good in store for us.

...
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/dfe979a1a087ebf3c95f57aa547efc3d/tumblr_mwzs2qriNr1sbtpnro1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on July 02, 2015, 04:39:39 PM
Wow. That thing is insane. It'll either be Zero Escape 3 or something equally Zero Escape-ish. (But please let it be Zero Escape 3!)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 02, 2015, 06:11:11 PM
At this point I think even Keiji would've screwed the pooch with MML3. He has too much emotional investment in the project, and he comes off as the kind of guy who needs to be reigned in rather than being left to his own devices, much like George Lucas...

Well, speak of the Devil... (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/1281976)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: ScottC on July 02, 2015, 10:41:50 PM
At this point I think even Keiji would've screwed the pooch with MML3. He has too much emotional investment in the project, and he comes off as the kind of guy who needs to be reigned in rather than being left to his own devices, much like George Lucas...

Well, speak of the Devil... (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/1281976)

I am so conflicted on this game.  MML is one of my favorite games of all time so on one hand I want to see more of the Megaman Legends style and gameplay.  On the other hand I really want to see a conclusion to Legends(which is never happening now).  This may be the best we get though so I am still really hyped for it. 
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 03, 2015, 02:21:16 AM
At this point I think even Keiji would've screwed the pooch with MML3. He has too much emotional investment in the project, and he comes off as the kind of guy who needs to be reigned in rather than being left to his own devices, much like George Lucas...

Well, speak of the Devil... (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/1281976)

I am so conflicted on this game.  MML is one of my favorite games of all time so on one hand I want to see more of the Megaman Legends style and gameplay.  On the other hand I really want to see a conclusion to Legends(which is never happening now).  This may be the best we get though so I am still really hyped for it. 

Watch it start as our hero in some kind of moon base that he has to somehow get down to earth from, preferably with help from that girl in the blue cap, her recently on-truce rival who's also some kind of sky pirate and a dancing penguin that used to be a dancing monkey before he got remodeled off-screen.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 03, 2015, 02:43:20 AM
At this point I think even Keiji would've screwed the pooch with MML3. He has too much emotional investment in the project, and he comes off as the kind of guy who needs to be reigned in rather than being left to his own devices, much like George Lucas...

Well, speak of the Devil... (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/1281976)

I am so conflicted on this game.  MML is one of my favorite games of all time so on one hand I want to see more of the Megaman Legends style and gameplay.  On the other hand I really want to see a conclusion to Legends(which is never happening now).  This may be the best we get though so I am still really hyped for it. 

Watch it start as our hero in some kind of moon base that he has to somehow get down to earth from, preferably with help from that girl in the blue cap, her recently on-truce rival who's also some kind of sky pirate and a dancing penguin that used to be a dancing monkey before he got remodeled off-screen.

oh man, if it does I'll fucking die, the abrupt set-up would be like skipping straight to the punch-line of a joke haha
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on July 03, 2015, 07:01:04 AM
CC2's teasing a .hack project of some sort.

http://www.cc2.co.jp/hack_game_project/ (http://www.cc2.co.jp/hack_game_project/)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 03, 2015, 09:39:24 AM
CC2's teasing a .hack project of some sort.

http://www.cc2.co.jp/hack_game_project/ (http://www.cc2.co.jp/hack_game_project/)

(https://media1.giphy.com/media/QszGzqkSihiog/200.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on July 03, 2015, 04:34:59 PM
Well sorry to get your hopes up, but apparently that site was from 2011 or something and the internet told me sweet lies.

Still, back in March CC2 did talk about working on three separate projects (Title 1: photo-realism, RPG, worldwide, Unreal Engine 4, physics-based rendering, Title 2: open world, Title 3: virtual reality) so I'm still thinking at least one of them will be .hack related in some way.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Lard on July 03, 2015, 04:44:31 PM
If anyone is interested, there is now an option for a physical PS4 version of Shenmue 3 at the $60 backing level.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 03, 2015, 04:54:13 PM
And there it is; taken from the Aksys panel:
(http://i.imgur.com/wBwkwWr.png)

ZERO ESCAPE LIIIIIIVES.

2015 has been a somewhat tame year for releases, but a hell of a year for annoucements.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 03, 2015, 05:28:06 PM
At this point I think even Keiji would've screwed the pooch with MML3. He has too much emotional investment in the project, and he comes off as the kind of guy who needs to be reigned in rather than being left to his own devices, much like George Lucas...

Well, speak of the Devil... (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9/posts/1281976)

I am so conflicted on this game.  MML is one of my favorite games of all time so on one hand I want to see more of the Megaman Legends style and gameplay.  On the other hand I really want to see a conclusion to Legends(which is never happening now).  This may be the best we get though so I am still really hyped for it. 

Watch it start as our hero in some kind of moon base that he has to somehow get down to earth from, preferably with help from that girl in the blue cap, her recently on-truce rival who's also some kind of sky pirate and a dancing penguin that used to be a dancing monkey before he got remodeled off-screen.

oh man, if it does I'll fucking die, the abrupt set-up would be like skipping straight to the punch-line of a joke haha

Alternatively, they could always have the moon rescue and subsequent events happen entirely off screen while everyone in the game we actually get references the ever loving hell out of said events without elaborating in the slightest.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 03, 2015, 05:48:47 PM
And there it is; taken from the Aksys panel:
(http://i.imgur.com/wBwkwWr.png)

ZERO ESCAPE LIIIIIIVES.

2015 has been a somewhat tame year for releases, but a hell of a year for annoucements.

Well, I know what I'm playing the rest of the summer (I stopped playing VLR after learning it ends on a major cliffhanger and there were no plans to release the third game.)

That image makes it look like it says 2036, which would have been a massive middle finger to fans (Oh, you'll get it... when you're all too old to remember what video games are HAHAHA)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 08, 2015, 04:43:39 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/07/07/dragon-quest-builders-is-a-minecraft-like-rpg-for-ps3-ps4-and-vita/

So who's up for some DQ themed Minecraft (staring not-Link apparently (and no not DQVII's not-Link protagonist, but a different not-Link protagonist)).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Tomara on July 08, 2015, 05:03:00 AM
No matter how I look at it, that's blue Link. If the game is ever released over here and I get to name him, his name will be Blink.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 09, 2015, 12:21:27 PM
@Dice: "A somewhat tame year for releases, but a hell of a year for annoucements."

People always seems to say the same until the delays happen. And giving a vague release date in early announcements is just cruel.

@Klutz64: Zero Escape 3 could be set in that year.

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(http://i.imgur.com/g5S4tin.png)

Dragon Quest Builders details protagonist, story, and gameplay (http://gematsu.com/2015/07/dragon-quest-builders-details-protagonist-story-gameplay) -- Gematsu

Seems intriguing and lots of fun. The girl looks badass and I don't see much Link/DQVII's Hero going on with the boy aside from the hat.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Jimmy on July 09, 2015, 01:17:47 PM
So it's basically Minecraft DQ style with a vague story. I'd maybe check it out since DQ has such a charming (if repetitive) art style thanks to Toriyama.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 09, 2015, 01:29:40 PM
So it's basically Minecraft DQ style with a vague story. I'd maybe check it out since DQ has such a charming (if repetitive) art style thanks to Toriyama.

The way Toriyama draws is repetitive indeed...but I'd be lying if I said I hated the way he designs girls.  ON the contrary I find them both incredibly unique yet practical.

I'm with Tomara though, "Blink" should be the canon name for Male MC. x)

And yeah...is this a minecraft rip off or are they in cahoots?  Cuz I mean, it's pretty uncanny.
(oh wait the Gameatsu article doesn't mention Minecraft at all, so...)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 09, 2015, 04:56:48 PM
So it's basically Minecraft DQ style with a vague story. I'd maybe check it out since DQ has such a charming (if repetitive) art style thanks to Toriyama.

The way Toriyama draws is repetitive indeed...but I'd be lying if I said I hated the way he designs girls.  ON the contrary I find them both incredibly unique yet practical.

I'm with Tomara though, "Blink" should be the canon name for Male MC. x)

And yeah...is this a minecraft rip off or are they in cahoots?  Cuz I mean, it's pretty uncanny.
(oh wait the Gameatsu article doesn't mention Minecraft at all, so...)


There are enough Minecraft clones out there that they could easily be plagiarizing without having anything to do with OG Minecraft. OTOH, at least this is bringing something to the table, which is far more than the other 99% of Minecraft clones can honestly say they do.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 09, 2015, 10:17:11 PM
So sounds like the NA version of Million Arthur is maybe finally coming out this month, hurray!

Probably the only one who cares, but as a huge CCG fan, I'm really excited for it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 12, 2015, 09:14:40 AM
So sounds like the NA version of Million Arthur is maybe finally coming out this month, hurray!

Probably the only one who cares, but as a huge CCG fan, I'm really excited for it.

July 14th, to be exact. You kind of got me interested, so I'll probably check it out.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 12, 2015, 03:30:23 PM
So sounds like the NA version of Million Arthur is maybe finally coming out this month, hurray!

Probably the only one who cares, but as a huge CCG fan, I'm really excited for it.

July 14th, to be exact. You kind of got me interested, so I'll probably check it out.

Isn't this the CCG where the titties on the cards jiggle?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 12, 2015, 08:09:55 PM
www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150713e.pdf

Nintendo's President, Satoru Iwata, has officially passed away today, according to this document from Nintendo's Japanese website...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 14, 2015, 12:36:53 PM
I'm not sure whether or not this warrants "news" as much as some fun news for hobbyists!
I'm a bit of a figure collector --- yes, usually for videogame figures, and quite a few game figures coming up/announced!

http://moonlitsaki.com/2015/07/choujigen-game-neptune-noire-art-spirits-broccoli-preorder-information.html Noire from Neptunia

http://moonlitsaki.com/2015/07/pokemon-n-reshiram-nendoroid-good-smile-company-announced.html N from Pokemon (nendo)

http://moonlitsaki.com/2015/07/sculpt-revealed-zelda-no-densetsu-majora-no-kamen-link-nendoroid-good-smile-company.html Makora's Mask Link (nendo)

http://moonlitsaki.com/2015/07/fire-emblem-kakusei-tiamo-good-smile-company-max-factory-preorder.html Cordelia from Fire Emblem Awakening (!! dang that's nice, she's up for preorder now, link (http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-012602&page=top))

http://moonlitsaki.com/2015/07/vertex-announces-wonfes-2015-summer-senjou-no-valkyria-gallian-chronicles-selvaria-bles-exclusive.html The big titty one from Valkyria (I think she's got more figures than the rest of the heroines combined)

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-009971&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dfire+emblem%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1 Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening (nendo)

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-012527&rank= Raiden from MGS (nendo).  Probably the best thing about it is the alternate head with "Yoji Shinkawa eyes" + box

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-009994&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dtales+of+symphonia%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1 Tales of Symphonia's Lloyd is released

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-002623&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dtales+of+symphonia%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1 Zeslos from Tales of Symphonia has been re-released

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIGURE-008836 Fun trivia, Alisha from Tales of Zesteria has gone "super rare" for $160... I'm guessing it's the press that she is/n't a main character or something.  Hopefully she gets a re-release. :/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 14, 2015, 01:49:44 PM
They clearly exaggerated Selvaria's bust and hips.
I much prefer her proportions from her actual in-game model.

What's up with Zesty anyway?
Apart from the heroine debacle, I haven't heard from it since (I haven't really looked though).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 14, 2015, 02:27:19 PM
Saw the Cordelia this morning. Very gorgeous paint job on her outfit. Really stands out among the others.

That Noire figure seems kind of... off to me. I don't really like it. I much prefer her Goddess Black Heart (http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-011576) figure that I have pre-ordered.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 14, 2015, 04:01:15 PM
They clearly exaggerated Selvaria's bust and hips.
I much prefer her proportions from her actual in-game model.

What's up with Zesty anyway?
Apart from the heroine debacle, I haven't heard from it since (I haven't really looked though).

Interesting, I never noticed.  Maybe it's because, although beautifully sculpted, the Tharja one is basically a giant bent over women with the longest legs and metal thong (http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/OhnoRaptors1372059407.jpeg)...I think she kinda took the cake as far as sexualized figure. xD  That's not to say I have anything against people who have it, like I said it's beautiful I just don't ever want to explain how/why I have a sexy sculpture in my room. x)

Zesty is getting a pretty mixed reception.  The bit with the heroine cause some issues.  Everyone thought Sorey was the main dude and Alisha was the main gal, there's press and that nice figure for it --- but then Rose comes in and kinda steals the show and Alisha got put into the backseat for a DLC chapter...which infuriated fans more because it was announced like a week after the game's release that Banco had to make it free for a few weeks to 'save face'.  As far as Tales games, a lot of importers seem to agree that it's a high-tier game...but on a low shelf (so it's good not great).  Shame the game sounds like it's only getting a port so far and there aren't make tweaks happening; at the very least hopefully they fix up that camera.  But I'll judge it when it's out (and probably why I'm opting for the PC version which is the cheaper way to go).

Saw the Cordelia this morning. Very gorgeous paint job on her outfit. Really stands out among the others.

That Noire figure seems kind of... off to me. I don't really like it. I much prefer her Goddess Black Heart (http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-011576) figure that I have pre-ordered.

The pose isn't very dynamic and the sword kinda throws off any good symmetry.  That one you got preordered is HELLA nicer.

I just got the Escha Mallier figure.  And holy moses Griffon did not fuck it up
Klutz, Annubi, you both figure enthusiasts too sorta??
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 14, 2015, 04:12:54 PM

Klutz, Annubi, you both figure enthusiasts too sorta??

Only recently, but yeah! "Sorta" probably is a good way to describe it, particularly until I find a new job.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 14, 2015, 04:35:45 PM
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-012527&rank= Raiden from MGS (nendo).  Probably the best thing about it is the alternate head with "Yoji Shinkawa eyes" + box

Raiden only had that intense look in his eyes when he fights alongside Solid Snake in MGS2.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 14, 2015, 06:51:52 PM
Klutz, Annubi, you both figure enthusiasts too sorta??

I like looking at the nice ones.
I've got maybe half a dozen cheap ones but that's my limit... I don't want my place to look 'too otaku' =/ damn them Reaju judging me.

I have a little Meyrin Hawke sitting on my monitor.
Why Meyrin? Awesome character that goes from background character all the way to main character. Boo-yah! (I've been watching TTG lately...)
(not my picture)
(http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mH4waBKo0m5v5wtqPfByqjw.jpg)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 14, 2015, 11:03:42 PM
They clearly exaggerated Selvaria's bust and hips.
I much prefer her proportions from her actual in-game model.

What's up with Zesty anyway?
Apart from the heroine debacle, I haven't heard from it since (I haven't really looked though).

The short answer is: New battle mechanics in a Tales of game.

The long answer is: A first take on a new battle system for a Tales of game that needed more time in the oven.

The bait and switch is mostly just salt on the wound. There's a good chance that Barristia is going to pull something similar, but at least it'll probably not be quite as half baked as some of the more recent ones have been.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 15, 2015, 09:45:46 AM
So sounds like the NA version of Million Arthur is maybe finally coming out this month, hurray!

Probably the only one who cares, but as a huge CCG fan, I'm really excited for it.

Been trying the game out. I... don't understand where it's popularity comes from. It has a bunch of really bad design flaws, is just a collection of incredibly generic Mobile CCG mechanics, and frankly even most of the card designs aren't that interesting, with names too strange to make any of them memorable.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 16, 2015, 01:54:30 AM
Saw the Cordelia this morning. Very gorgeous paint job on her outfit. Really stands out among the others.

That Noire figure seems kind of... off to me. I don't really like it. I much prefer her Goddess Black Heart (http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-011576) figure that I have pre-ordered.

Just checked out the former and if I were a figure collector, she would've just shot up my list of priorities.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 16, 2015, 02:07:44 AM
Saw the Cordelia this morning. Very gorgeous paint job on her outfit. Really stands out among the others.

That Noire figure seems kind of... off to me. I don't really like it. I much prefer her Goddess Black Heart (http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIGURE-011576) figure that I have pre-ordered.

Just checked out the former and if I were a figure collector, she would've just shot up my list of priorities.

It's never too late to join a hobby that makes the wallet weep and the soul ache for more....
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yHaPcoq6t4k/Ulkoxe7PbMI/AAAAAAAADy8/4zyKFv3M1tc/s1600/frugal.gif)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on July 18, 2015, 12:18:30 PM
The yearly Pokemon movie has come out, and I'm sure it has a totally original and exciting storyline that doesn't involve Ash Ketchum saving the world from a super Pokemon.

I'm sure less important to everyone is the fact they did some teasing (http://www.serebii.net/corocoro8151.jpg) for a strange silhouetted Pokemon which looks similar to another existing Pokemon. There was also the appearance of something assumed to be a new Pokemon (http://www.serebii.net/news/2015/18-July-2015.shtml). GameFreak's nothing if not predictable- it's about the time they'll release their third batch of games for this wave of Pokemon and they'll start teasing the fanbase about the next generation. Guessing 2017 for the latter.

I enjoyed Pokemon X/Y a lot so I'm looking forward to another wave of furry creatures to add to my collection.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 18, 2015, 08:55:14 PM
Mega Deoxys?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on July 19, 2015, 07:54:14 AM
I'm sure less important to everyone is the fact they did some teasing (http://www.serebii.net/corocoro8151.jpg) for a strange silhouetted Pokemon which looks similar to another existing Pokemon.
...which Pokémon does that look similar to? It isn't ringing any bells for me. I was assuming it was an enhanced version of Volcanion since it still needs to be released. I just checked on Serebii, where people seem to be convinced that it is a new form for Zygarde (although I do not see it at all).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 19, 2015, 08:17:26 AM
I'm sure less important to everyone is the fact they did some teasing (http://www.serebii.net/corocoro8151.jpg) for a strange silhouetted Pokemon which looks similar to another existing Pokemon.
...which Pokémon does that look similar to? It isn't ringing any bells for me. I was assuming it was an enhanced version of Volcanion since it still needs to be released. I just checked on Serebii, where people seem to be convinced that it is a new form for Zygarde (although I do not see it at all).

If Regigigas hasn't already gotten a Megavolution yet, then my bet would be that.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Hathen on July 19, 2015, 10:29:24 AM
The glowy eyes and what looks like hexagons on the limbs are probably what make people think its an alternate form of Zygarde.

That, and the fact that that's pretty much what they've done since Gen 3. They made games that "starred" the third legendary which basically did nothing in the games before (Rayquaza, Giratina, Kyurem).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 19, 2015, 04:16:06 PM
The glowy eyes and what looks like hexagons on the limbs are probably what make people think its an alternate form of Zygarde.

That, and the fact that that's pretty much what they've done since Gen 3. They made games that "starred" the third legendary which basically did nothing in the games before (Rayquaza, Giratina, Kyurem).

True. And I fully suspect that Nu Emerald will have a Nu Rayquaza (I know its not going to be Nu, its probably either going to be Delta or Sigma or something that I'm too lazy to check right now) as its emphasis, but for this movie in particular, the image seems to involve something fuck off large and with a crown which would fit something with the word Regi in it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 20, 2015, 12:40:32 AM
https://youtu.be/OzrPqNHB1bo
For a series with so many 'staple characters' I always love seeing what's added to Street Fighter or any other big fighting game series.

So here's Necali: A Super Saiyan Blanka x Akuma x Wolverine.... But I still think it's pretty damn cool.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Ranadiel on July 20, 2015, 06:57:43 AM

True. And I fully suspect that Nu Emerald will have a Nu Rayquaza (I know its not going to be Nu, its probably either going to be Delta or Sigma or something that I'm too lazy to check right now) as its emphasis, but for this movie in particular, the image seems to involve something fuck off large and with a crown which would fit something with the word Regi in it.
Eh, they already did the a focus on Rayquaza with the Delta episode so I doubt we will see a separate Delta Emerald.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 20, 2015, 09:31:40 AM
https://youtu.be/OzrPqNHB1bo
For a series with so many 'staple characters' I always love seeing what's added to Street Fighter or any other big fighting game series.

So here's Necali: A Super Saiyan Blanka x Akuma x Wolverine.... But I still think it's pretty damn cool.

He looks more like an SSJ3 Akuma than anything else (probably effectively is too).


And in more relevant gaming news: http://gematsu.com/2015/07/odin-sphere-leifdrasir-announced-ps4-ps3-ps-vita

You have one job guys, fix the bloody slowdown.


Also: http://gematsu.com/2015/07/atlus-vanillaware-tease-new-project-details-coming-september

A new challenger approaches... Possibly an Odin's Sphere sequel or possibly something entirely new. Looking at it again, this can't be anything but a entirely new game. Ignore my previous speculation.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 20, 2015, 10:15:51 AM
https://youtu.be/OzrPqNHB1bo
For a series with so many 'staple characters' I always love seeing what's added to Street Fighter or any other big fighting game series.

So here's Necali: A Super Saiyan Blanka x Akuma x Wolverine.... But I still think it's pretty damn cool.

He looks more like an SSJ3 Akuma than anything else (probably effectively is too).


And in more relevant gaming news: http://gematsu.com/2015/07/odin-sphere-leifdrasir-announced-ps4-ps3-ps-vita

You have one job guys, fix the bloody slowdown.


Also: http://gematsu.com/2015/07/atlus-vanillaware-tease-new-project-details-coming-september

A new challenger approaches... Possibly an Odin's Sphere sequel or possibly something entirely new. Looking at it again, this can't be anything but a entirely new game. Ignore my previous speculation.

Holy shit.  Yeah the slowdown was an issue (IIRC Muramasa on the Vita fixed that up, no?), but the new Odin Sphere is a PROPER enhancement if I've ever seen one.  Looks like they took its flaws of the game pretty seriously...  I'll definitely be throwing money for this one.

Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 20, 2015, 11:29:57 AM
Holy shit.  Yeah the slowdown was an issue (IIRC Muramasa on the Vita fixed that up, no?), but the new Odin Sphere is a PROPER enhancement if I've ever seen one.  Looks like they took its flaws of the game pretty seriously...  I'll definitely be throwing money for this one.

Slowdown is one issue but the biggest flaw of the game was that enemies completely ignored being hit.
I mean, why would you make a side-scrolling 'beat'em up' where enemies don't stagger?
It's just a terrible design decision.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 20, 2015, 12:05:04 PM
Holy shit.  Yeah the slowdown was an issue (IIRC Muramasa on the Vita fixed that up, no?), but the new Odin Sphere is a PROPER enhancement if I've ever seen one.  Looks like they took its flaws of the game pretty seriously...  I'll definitely be throwing money for this one.

Slowdown is one issue but the biggest flaw of the game was that enemies completely ignored being hit.
I mean, why would you make a side-scrolling 'beat'em up' where enemies don't stagger?
It's just a terrible design decision.

Honestly I don't remember that.  I rememebr getting super frustrated fighting the titty-skeleton-demon-woman because everything went 1 fps.

I do remember Oswald (the only member of the OS cast now without a figure, but more on that in a second) had an attack that left him open to getting hit that really pissed me off.  Still, this looks like a proper re-do for the game, new elements, enemies, and assets on top of re-working a few systems (obviously I can't say combat for sure, but at least their mixing-alchemy system is getting a change-up).

Speaking of figures, holy shit I need that Velvet/Cornelius one.
(http://s1.tsuki-board.net/image/600/cereza1437394728.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: ironmage on July 20, 2015, 12:14:48 PM
I already own two versions of Odin Sphere, and stand ready to purchase a third.  I love this game, flaws and all.

You have one job guys, fix the bloody slowdown.

As I recall, the slowdown issues were already addressed in the PS3 port.

I wouldn't mind improvements to the inventory system, though.  And some of the boss battles were a touch...frustrating.  Like the Cauldron.  A bit of time spent on rebalancing wouldn't hurt.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 20, 2015, 12:53:51 PM
Holy shit.  Yeah the slowdown was an issue (IIRC Muramasa on the Vita fixed that up, no?), but the new Odin Sphere is a PROPER enhancement if I've ever seen one.  Looks like they took its flaws of the game pretty seriously...  I'll definitely be throwing money for this one.

Slowdown is one issue but the biggest flaw of the game was that enemies completely ignored being hit.
I mean, why would you make a side-scrolling 'beat'em up' where enemies don't stagger?
It's just a terrible design decision.

While the utter lack of hitstun was pretty fucking stupid (a number of character combos were just straight up garbage due to comboing yourself into an enemy), there were ways around that. That slowdown though was just total and complete, absolute bullshit and led to fights like Velvet's take on that one Dragon boss who was comboing with that wizard boss where you died where you stood while one of the million or so projectiles flying around in that fight basically froze inside your hitbox, tearing through your HP in about a second, while you could do nothing but watch helplessly (also the Wizard had that utter piece of shit gimmick that prevented you from actually dealing with him in spite of the fact that you absolutely needed to deal with him in a desperate effort to get him to stop murdering the framerate, and because trying to take the Dragon while that guy was still around was tantamount to fighting the law of averages; and the law of averages will win almost every time).

That's probably the single most bullshit fight I have ever fought inside a videogame (not even the most ridiculously contrived scripted loss could hope to compete with that fight (namely because it too was a goddamn motherfucking scripted loss as well; just to really rub it in there)).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 20, 2015, 01:51:54 PM
Also: http://gematsu.com/2015/07/atlus-vanillaware-tease-new-project-details-coming-september

A new challenger approaches... Possibly an Odin's Sphere sequel or possibly something entirely new. Looking at it again, this can't be anything but a entirely new game. Ignore my previous speculation.

OH MY GOD YES, YEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!

I was hoping that would happen, but I couldn't believe they'd actually do it. I'm so happy I could spank myself. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Ahem...I mean I look forward to playing it. Not spanking it.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 20, 2015, 02:22:45 PM
He looks more like an SSJ3 Akuma than anything else (probably effectively is too).


And in more relevant gaming news[...]

Aeolus pls. Implying that Vanillaware is a bigger deal and "more relevant" than Street Fighter (and the Fighting game scene by extension) is crazy talk.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 20, 2015, 03:29:10 PM
He looks more like an SSJ3 Akuma than anything else (probably effectively is too).


And in more relevant gaming news[...]

Aeolus pls. Implying that Vanillaware is a bigger deal and "more relevant" than Street Fighter (and the Fighting game scene by extension) is crazy talk.

...Pretty sure he meant relevent to RPG fans, since...we're on RPGFan. <_<
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 20, 2015, 08:49:10 PM
...Pretty sure he meant relevent to RPG fans, since...we're on RPGFan. <_<

This is more of a general topic (unless Dice says otherwise I guess, because reasons). Besides, nobody has stopped anybody to go on general points before on other threads despite the forum, or rather the community here, being centered on RPGs.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 20, 2015, 09:31:21 PM
Do you seriously feel like you're being oppressed because of a harmless segue?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 20, 2015, 10:27:26 PM
Do you seriously feel like you're being oppressed because of a harmless segue?

"Being oppressed"

...ah, what?

Anyway, to answer your question: No. :T
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Mickeymac92 on July 20, 2015, 10:30:30 PM
Then why are you making a fuss?
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 20, 2015, 11:27:14 PM
Then why are you making a fuss?

That's a strange way of seeing this with how you guys seemed to start making a fuss about something while I have the decency to reply.

Also, I doubt Aeolus is going to reply directly to me since he doesn't seem to do it (probably) for some shallow reason I'm not aware of.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 20, 2015, 11:48:26 PM
Guys, just a small reminder that this function is available on this forum:

(http://i.imgur.com/jy254eV.png)
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Yggdrasil on July 21, 2015, 01:42:38 AM
Yeah I've assumed that for a long time, but still, ignoring users in online communities is sort of pointless. Is fine in games and the like IMO.

Besides, is all kinds of ironic if he ignored me. Funny even.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 21, 2015, 02:25:43 AM
What's funny too is that I agreed with you Yggdrasil.  Street Fighter is the bigger series and 'relevancy' doesn't matter here since it's a "general" topic... so Aeolus' phrasing was peculiar.  But this is like the EPITOME of "much ado about nothing" to drag out for like 10 posts (between all of us), the difference is that you have tendency to go out of the way to discourage friendly discussion and be continuously moody.  I'm going to say to you what I always do: Just try to be more friendly, less of stickler, and we can all have way better conversations because you are a gamer and that's what we all love too. 

This is the biggest amount of nothing happening on here today and I think we could all distance ourselves from this and talk videogames.... because I (and we, I'm assuming) love videogames. :D

So back on track here's a fun interview with localization peep over at Atlus about Persona:
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/07/20/localizing-persona-an-interview-with-atluss-yu-namba/
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 21, 2015, 02:57:43 AM
Guys. I was just segueing from speculations about Pokemon/A New Challenger to discussing the announcement of an actual new game (plus remake of an interesting, if deeply flawed, game). How about we get back on topic instead? Like speculating about what the new Atlus x Vanillaware game could be (my money's on a Vanillaware styled Persona), or the upcoming release of Langrisser: Pedo Editi-err, how about not doing that as well. Seriously, today's been a slow day VG-News wise.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 21, 2015, 09:04:45 AM
Grim Grimoire 2!

The game that nobody everybody is asking for!





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EDIT: ...actually. shit, now I want to replay Grim Grimoire.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 21, 2015, 09:14:53 AM
Grim Grimoire 2!

The game that nobody everybody is asking for!





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EDIT: ...actually. shit, now I want to replay Grim Grimoire.

I would've been more open to GG back in the day, had I just not had come off of OS. It looked to have been an interesting game.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: ironmage on July 21, 2015, 10:24:35 AM
Grim Grimoire wasn't a bad game, but I think it came out on the wrong platform.  The control scheme felt awkward.  Selecting characters in an RTS really needs a mouse, not a console controller.

The graphical style of the new game announcement looks science-fictiony / technological.  A modern or futuristic setting would make for an interesting change from Vanillaware's usual style...
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 21, 2015, 11:16:02 AM
Grim Grimoire 2!

The game that nobody everybody is asking for!





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EDIT: ...actually. shit, now I want to replay Grim Grimoire.

Underrated little gem.  I loved playing that game, being in awe of the graphics (and who doesn't love extra large character portraits/animations?) and I went a little crazy by the end trying to work fast enough to beat levels.

Whatever they do next I look forward to it, they've earned a good reputation with even their small library (Odin Sphere probably being the weakest of the bunch from a gameplay standpoint, but it looks like they're setting out to change that).
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 21, 2015, 11:19:14 AM
Whatever they do next I look forward to it, they've earned a good reputation with even their small library (Odin Sphere probably being the weakest of the bunch from a gameplay standpoint, but it looks like they're setting out to change that).

^I actually enjoyed Odin Sphere more than I enjoyed Dragon's Crown
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Dice on July 21, 2015, 11:25:58 AM
Whatever they do next I look forward to it, they've earned a good reputation with even their small library (Odin Sphere probably being the weakest of the bunch from a gameplay standpoint, but it looks like they're setting out to change that).

^I actually enjoyed Odin Sphere more than I enjoyed Dragon's Crown

Plot-wise (and obviously character-wise) I agree.  But I think it's hard to disagree that there were some flaws in Odin Sphere in how it basically functioned and how repetitive it could be.  That said, though, the news of a HD 'revision' has me eager as hell to play it again. :D
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Aeolus on July 21, 2015, 11:28:42 AM
Whatever they do next I look forward to it, they've earned a good reputation with even their small library (Odin Sphere probably being the weakest of the bunch from a gameplay standpoint, but it looks like they're setting out to change that).

^I actually enjoyed Odin Sphere more than I enjoyed Dragon's Crown

I think OG Muramasa was the weakest gameplay-wise (the shoddy localization didn't help matters either) but it wasn't nearly as mechanically busted as OS was.
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Annubis on July 21, 2015, 05:10:06 PM
No time like now to replay KotOR 2

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Introducing and updated KOTOR II for Mac, Linux, and Windows!
Aspyr in partnership with Disney Interactive and LucasArts is proud to announce STAR WARSâ„¢ Knights of the Old Republicâ„¢ II - The Sith Lordsâ„¢ is now available on Mac and LInux, along with a massive update to all 3 platforms.

New features include:

• 37 achievements to be earned through gameplay
• Steam Cloud saves
• Native widescreen resolution support
• Resolution support up to 4K and 5K
• Support for controllers, including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, and Playstation 4, along with several others (check the system requirements for details)
• Steam Workshop support! We proudly worked with the Restored Content Mod Team to have their famous TSLRCM up on launch day

Oh...and we added a "Force Speed Effects" option in the menu ;)

http://steamcommunity.com/games/208580/announcements/detail/145589580847766181
Title: Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic
Post by: Klutz64 on July 21, 2015, 10:02:19 PM
Just went on a rant on Twitter about the new PSN design.

Used to be I could log on, go to "New > New This Week" and check out any game, add-on, bundle, avatar, video, or theme that was added that week. Then they buried that in Games, which is fine I guess, though counter-intuitive. Now they've gotten rid of it completely. The App Store recently did something similar, replacing sections like "Recently Updated" and "Recently Added" with each subcategory of games having 4 di