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31  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bloodstained Ritual of the Night on: May 11, 2015, 07:00:52 PM
Only PC, PS4 and Xbox. That's a bit disappointing for a game like this. I dunno if I'm the lone weirdo in this sense but I really like to match the technical requirements of a game up with the power of the console. 2D sidescrollers should therefore be played on handhelds.

They'll probably make it in the most gawdawful underoptimized engine they can find so
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 11, 2015, 05:47:22 PM


33  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: May 10, 2015, 09:35:22 PM
I think you can get DS and DSiWare games to not upscale by holding Y when they load or something, but I don't think this works with VC stuff, so idk Shantae perpetually looks like a migraine aura covered in Vaselin.
34  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: May 10, 2015, 05:49:54 PM
I wish you could make the 3DS not upscale stuff, for that matter -- same issue with everything getting blurry as hell and gross.
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 10, 2015, 05:21:59 PM
If you REALLY want to find someone, you gotta pay up.

36  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 09, 2015, 06:54:53 PM
Endonesia - Played hide and seek with a dude. He won, which resulted in some, uh... hide-and-seek god that's a butt sticking out from under a table giving me its blessing? Also I caused a mutant monkey to pass out and then a UFO killed it which made a mecha-angel happy. Genuinely no idea about that one -- could *not* decipher what she was saying. <- Update on that, I think she was saying she's a runaway, doesn't want to forget home, and that her heart's not pumping oil. And then she does a laser attack.

Anyway, since I unlocked fives gods, I got a new ability. One let me choose how long to sleep, one let you use Emos twice I think, one let you hold more, and one let you use warp stones. I went with the latter, though I've not found any warpstones yet, so welpers.

GTA - Did the Tank Mission in VC, a rampage, and found a few tikis.

Did a Faustin and Little Jacob mission in GTAIV, and then a Friend mission with Badman. Need to hang out with LJ and Roman a bit. Also offed a pigeon (I don't care if there's no real in-game reward for doing this. Anyone else just like getting collectibles for the sake of it?). Debating whether I want to do the cab fares for Roman (if I even can at this point?). Anyway I'm still /really/ enjoying 4 and I still quite don't know why. I do wish that like, the DLC had been more integrated into the main game in some like, GTAV character switch fashion.

ETS2 - Seems to be running a lot faster since I updated my video drivers. Anyway, took a job to go from Norway to the UK, so I'm at a ferry port about to cross the channel. This is going to end in a lot of car crashes.

Nanatsu Kaze - Got stuck. Then I forgot I had inventory and I have a seed that I probably need to plant somewhere. Also there's another flying book I can't /quite/ catch. Think I might need to do something with the feather down by where I'm seeing the herds of wind fish.

Think I might go play Legend of Mana. I have backlog and I really shouldn't be playing LoM again for the millionth time, but... that game's /summer/ for me.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 09, 2015, 05:01:12 PM
Well, that's still total bullshit then :(
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 09, 2015, 03:30:14 PM
I've been binging on cartoons lately.
Sadly, everything I'm watching seems to be series that got dropped after the first season and just makes me sad =(

Just finished Sym-Biotic Titan.
Great show, but they cancelled the second season because it źdid not have any toys connected to it.╗ ...
Hahahaha ...
What a truly shitty reason.

(for the curious, every episode is available on iTunes)

They apparently cancelled Young Justice because ladies liked it and they didn't want to sell merch to them.
39  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: May 09, 2015, 10:45:13 AM
But what I'm saying is that the polygons look sharper on a PS1 and standard def TV than a PS3 (with smoothing selected) and an HD TV.


This is Monster Rancher 2, but l looks like ht PS3 is just stretching the image and dumping some bilinear? filtering on it which doesn't look very good. If the models were actually rendered at a higher resolution and then had just the textured instead of the entire screen filtered, they'd look more like this youtube screenshot herebelow posted, although I'm guessing the PS3 isn't powerful enough to do that and still get a consistent framerate (my understanding is that the PS3 is running PSX games through emulation and not hardware [did earlier models have hardware for PSX/PS2 stuff..? Or is CC on the PS3 virtual console deely?] which is heavy enough of a thang as it is).

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/In781ZTHDKQ/maxresdefault.jpg (Although this also show's off what I was talking about with how like, you have inconsistent texture sizes and you don't notice this at the original resolution so much, but the grass looks really weird if the models are higher res).
40  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: May 08, 2015, 06:10:54 PM
CC's models look really good if you upscale them in ways I can't talk about here, although you start getting some weird issues where like...

FFIX and CC both did this thing where some of the NPCs were baked into the background, and weren't actually models. If you upscale by increasing rendering resolution, the models look great, but they backgrounds, being static 2D images, aren't affected by this at all so the models get out of sync with the background and the NPCs that are just part of the background looks super goofy.

They did what they could on the hardware.  None of the PS1-era polygons aged well.

Can you imagine how difficult it would be to re-create Chrono Cross' lush locales into a 3D HD video game?

I wondered about this with like Riven as well. Hi-res pre-rendered would look fantastic there, but I still don't think we're QUITE at the point where it'd look as good in real time, yet.

Also I'm... were CC's images pre-rendered 3D or just hand drawn 2D? I always though they were straight-up handed painted, which never really translates to 3D as well because you lose the /painterly effect/.
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 08, 2015, 06:05:06 PM
Oh, wow. I've, eh, disassembled part of kitchen cabinet once to get a kitten out, but that wasn't so bad (for me) since it wasn't my kitchen... I hope your cat (and shower) will be okay. It's sad when animals suffer :(

(Stupidest thing my cat ever did was claw her way out of the house through a window screen, get stressed out by the mere thought of being outside, flee into the neigbours' shed, hide in a cabinet, accidently lock herself in, and poop and puke everywhere during her mental breakdown. She was gone for just a few hours, but she looked like it had been days. Fortunately the neighbours weren't mad. They just felt terrible because they thought their own cats had scared ours. )

My parent's outdoor cat (which wasn't even their cat originally. It was like some feral cat that the neighbor was taking care of and then it just /moved in/ with them) did like 300 dollars worth of damage to the gutter on their roof because she likes to lay in it and she's such a fat piece of shit that her weight like, caused it to warp.

Anyway, weird treble with the earbuds seems to have been from the rubber plugs -- I noticed /background noise/ sounded weirdly tinny with them on. The foam Conform Tips sound a lot better, although they don't quite fit right. I'll need to see if I can't get a box of them in various sizes to try out.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 06, 2015, 11:23:59 PM
You ever see a pregnant woman and think like, "Man, that ladies got at LEAST two skeletons in her right now"? Of course you don't, because that'd be a weird thing to think.

Anyway so I was googling for pictures of puppies, and I found like... scans of dog x-rays.

Pregnant dog x-rays.

They were basically dog skeletons full of really tiny dog skeletons.

This isn't even a weird medical anomaly this is completely normal and healthy and part of reality and I'm sorry but I can't cope with it I mean DOG SKELETONS FULL OF DOG SKELETONS.

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Also I got a 20USD pair of Brainwave Deltas for the bus, cause I don't really want to take 150 dollar AudioTechnica MH50Xs out in public. Sort of wish I'd just gone with the Brainwave Deltas now -- by my reckoning they sound nicer. Not quite as clear as the MH50Xs and the highs have this fragile sound to them, but 1. They actually fit and 2. The clarity of the MH50xs kind of made /listening/ on them unpleasant. It's like looking an pregnant dog -- you don't want to see /every single detail/ there because instead of getting nice cute chubby pregnant dog you get a high-res image of a dog skeleton full of tinier dog skeletons.
43  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 06, 2015, 10:09:44 PM
GTA - Did a Vlad mission in 4, shot two pigeons, did a stunt jump and failed another, played darts with Roman and got dinner with him later. Also screwed around with VC briefly. Engaged in rampage and robbed a hard warestore.

Endonesia - Found some dude wandering around with parrot (puppet?), looking for a house. Recharged two emos (happiness and whatever kakkoii is). Also got fear. Going to go blast the parrot guy with them. Not sure what he's supposed to do. Apparently the lake guy wants me to find a missing baby Water Mole. Also the magic lamp I found has like, dossiers on the /emotion gods/ or whatever so maybe I should check that.

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ETS2 - Get to Sweden and immediately do like 30k euros worth of damage to my Renault. WHOOPSIES.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: May 06, 2015, 08:31:43 PM
Wait why are people complaining about the lack of dungeons here? The straight-up dungeon-dungeons XBC had felt really out of place and unnecessary.
45  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: May 06, 2015, 06:07:55 PM
It's funny because FFVII is oldschool now.
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