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46  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation TV (formerly known as Vita TV) on: October 15, 2014, 07:22:00 PM
Apparently they JUST removed a bunch of games from the compatibility list.
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 15, 2014, 01:58:27 AM
Gamer factionalism's weird. It's like I seriously just play whatever's interesting to me at the moment on whatever platform it happens to be on, but if I mention I'm playing a PC game anywhere it's inevitably going to set of a PC GAMING MASTER RACE argument, or if I mention playing older stuff now people be all LOL PRETENTIOUS RETRO GAMERS.

Seriously man what the dang >:T

Also do you guys ever stop and reflect on the fact that you ARE edible? My lack of mental filters is why I'm a vegetarian.

I've also discovered that I'm getting /kind of/ annoyed when people that aren't from the US refer to it as 'Murrica. It's like, it's okay to refer to yourself in an self-deprecating/effacing manner but it's not cool when someone does it /to/ you. It's like shit son I don't watch Duck Dynasty or have any particular brand loyalties to Wal-mart, don't lump me in with that.

Anyway I went for a walk in the rain around a track next to my apartment complex (it's one of those spongey tracks that are nice to walk on). Never really walked it before, although I walk BY it all the time (and the few times I set, briefly, foot upon it were just to avoid goose herds hogging the main sidewalk). Walking in the rain's fun when you have glasses because the water on the lenses distorts everything to bokeh and oil paint and you can feel damn small within that distortion.

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Okay protip don't shotgun a 16-oz coffee on an empty stomach it makes you feel bad.
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs and the horrible path they follow on: October 14, 2014, 07:45:07 PM
I'm mostly concerned about the Dreamcast TBH, cause there weren't really a /ton/ of those made, the later models are very prone to breaking, you can't really find spare GD-ROM lasers much (I don't think you can put the GD-ROM laser from a NAOMI unit into a DC but even then), dropping in a normal CD-ROM drive into a DC and playing burnt games isn't really ideal because you have to gut the sound before doing that, and Dreamcast emulation is kind of terrible.

It's like the one system I can realllllly think of where you're kind of screwed if you don't have a Rev. 0 or Rev. 1 model in good working order.

Doubly problematic for me 'cause I've got a bunch of Dreamcast games now and I can't think of any that I really would be fine with not playing again (maybe with the exception of VOOT, since the 360 port's superior) :( And I've always got /that fear/ cause my first Dreamcast died on me, and that's pretty much the second console failure I've had ever, period (family's toaster oven NES died a looooooooooooooooooooong time ago).
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 14, 2014, 05:54:28 PM
Suikoden 5 - Pedophiles for days.

New Leaf - GODDAMMIT MY TOWN IS FULL OF MONKEYS. Anyway sort of surprised how much I'm enjoying this? idk if haven't play an AC game since the GC one so it just feels a lot more robust. Tho I wish it still had the 'episodes' and Blathers banter I'm reading about from Wild World.

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Okay played some more S5. While I can recognize that the graphics are bad, I still like how the game looks. I don't really know /why/, I just do. S3's visuals grew on me after awhile too because of how Dreamcasty they looked.

Eschatos - Tried Advanced Mode on Hard. Advanced Mode on Hard is hard a lot, although my theory about the ton of more bullets you get upping the scoring potential seems true. Also unlocked a green ship color.

Anyway, wanna play some Okami and Katamari whatever tonight.
50  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Grimrock II on: October 14, 2014, 01:26:03 PM
Intel HD Graphics 5200

Guess I won't be.
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 14, 2014, 09:32:21 AM
Oh god that's like on 4cahn :v
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs and the horrible path they follow on: October 13, 2014, 10:34:49 PM
That being said, I do remember saying this about hardware in an old episode of the RPGFan podcast.  My first generation Sega Genesis had a 6 oz cup of cola spilt on it, and it still worked.  I don't have it now, but if I did, I could plug it in and it would probably STILL work now.  And we've all heard stories of people abusing the hell out of their old GameBoys and even Game Boy Advances- they take a lickin' and keep on tickin.'  Accidentally spilling cola on some of my current hardware?  Probably gonna get bricked.  

Oy, okay.

You didn't get optical drives in consoles for awhile because optical drives used to be either really slow or really expensive, so I think that was why people stuck with cartridges for awhile, even though they were more expensive to make.

But in the long run, this brings up another good point -- part of the reason that old, cartridge based consoles are a lot harder to wear out is the lack of moving parts. Optical drives are fragile and kind of self-destructive.

But then like, more powerful hardware also means more heat, which is bad, and like you said, never technology's just a lot more sensitive to damage in general.

idk that sort of depresses me -- I /like/ my consoles and the fact that modern ones just are comparatively not nearly as durable or long lived, and are really hard to repair when they do break, makes me sad.

I don't like how disposable stuff is. This is why I've never gotten into smartphones.
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 13, 2014, 06:27:26 PM
I'll defend Mana until I croak as SoM and SD3 are my probably my favorite games of all time.

fwiw, LoM's one of my favorite PSX games, even though it's completely fucked. And SoM is one of the very few 16-bit Square games I like.

I think part of the issue I have with SD3 is that I tended to play as Hawkeye because he has the shortest 'recharge' time, but he also bounces around a lot while he attacks, making him feel really off to me. I want to say I tried playing as Lisa/Leiza/Reese/Valkyrie Jones sometime later and found her more enjoyable although by that point I started hearing about all the bugs in SD3 and kind of gave up.

Anyway I mostly played Animal Crossing today. Willow had a tiki torch in her underwear drawer. I don't want to know why that was in there.

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Luigi's Mansion is neat. The GC could pull of some nice looking visual effects. The shadows actually look pretty right in this!
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 13, 2014, 03:47:01 PM
unless you imported it


55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 13, 2014, 12:42:06 PM
idk SoM's collision detection and glitchiness were pretty bad even when it came out. I know that the game is 21 years old and all but LttP/Crystalis/SD1 all felt a lot smoother and less 'weird' to me.

Like what throws me off about SD2 and 3 in particular is that there's some slight lag between everything that happens -- you hit an enemy and it's like the hit doesn't register immediately, once the hit registers there's lag between when the damage pops up, hitstun lasts too long and it's hard to tell when/which attacks are registering during this time and what damage they're actually causing, and then you have that death glitch where a character dies, but it takes a second for it to register them as dead but you can still revive them before they die proper and then they just die again.

Basically it amounts to a situation where I never felt entirely in control of what was going on. It's not really THAT bad in SD2 but I thought it made 3 kind of unplayable after you got a full party.
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bedlam post apocalypse tactical rpg on kickstarter on: October 13, 2014, 11:17:10 AM
Are there any playable demos/prototypes?
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 13, 2014, 03:34:05 AM
Whoops I got the fear again.
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 11, 2014, 10:32:45 PM
I'm just afraid of people :(((((((((


Okay I just remembered what got me into gaming.
There was this reaaally old nick jr short with like puppets, and it had this nerdy puppet singing about playing video games
The nintendo we had at the time was a toaster oven and it broke. So I got a toploader.
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 11, 2014, 02:21:16 AM
Animal Crossing - Need to plant flowers but I can't find any >:T I guess I could plant trees but I don't think that's what the animeople wanted.

Suikoden 5 - Only played this a little -- up to the point where I can leave the castle. Feels weird playing this after Suikoden 3. I'm actually still pretty obsessed with S3 honestly so I think S5's going to have to wait a bit more cause I'm just like HM I MISS NASH AND BRANKY.

RoF - Finished the prologue. Jesus christ whaaaaaaaaaaaaat. Anyway combat immediately reminds me of Shadow Hearts, with the air combos and spinnas. Again though probably going to put this on hold because weird S3 obsession.

I want a Branky :(

... I also just remembered that I have the Zero games, Solatorobo, and Bowser's Inside story, which I associated with this time of year, but will probably never play again because all of my pets died shortly after I got them. Neat!
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 10, 2014, 09:08:15 PM
I should take up crossdressing and get some more Febreeze while I'm at it.
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