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1936  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 02, 2012, 07:59:04 PM
Decided to make my Japanese knowledge all official and stuff and took the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) today.  Think it went well...I don't know.  Don't get the results 'til February...
1937  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 01, 2012, 01:26:44 AM
The fan on my computer's motherboard's northbridge died.  I actually managed to find a replacement, but dear lord this is easily the most obnoxious fan I have ever had to replace.  It's kind of inside the heatsink, and I had to unmount the whole motherboard to get the heatsink off.  But now I can't actually get the heatsink apart because the screws are so tiny and tight it's pretty clear they weren't really intended to be serviced.  Bloody hell...starting to think I should have just ordered a new motherboard...
1938  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGz you want HD'd/Remade on: November 30, 2012, 02:10:37 AM
Ultima VII
1939  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Who's coming with me to Cat Heaven Island? on: November 29, 2012, 06:03:40 AM
There's an island in Italy near Venice that's quite similar in that respect.  Tons of cats roaming everywhere.  Haven't been to the Japanese one but I've been there.
1940  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age Three (3) on: November 29, 2012, 06:01:40 AM
Fine with me, they should take their time.  DA2's biggest problem was that it was rushed.
1941  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 28, 2012, 10:54:57 AM
What the what...

1942  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 26, 2012, 12:58:26 PM
Ever have a video or image or joke that's funny, and it circles around for being funny before it's just kinda ...forgotten?
But then it can come back and you remember all the reasons it was good in the first place and love it all over?


Love how there are people in the youtube comments defending this absurdity.  Oh internet...
1943  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs / Visual Novels / etc. on Nintendo DS? on: November 24, 2012, 08:08:10 PM
As for the issue of silent male leads that you get to roleplay, it pretty much stems from JRPG designers believing that only Japanese high school aged boys play them hence them typically being dumb as bricks, that have absolutely no say in matters, terrible fashion sense, no personality, and the depth of a blank sheet of paper. Of course even if they weren't silent or lacking in a personality they'd still be teenaged males because there's no stale, overplayed, play-it-safe, cliched MC archetypes for females (except for the ones who either operate their dainty stores and only moonlight as an adventurer, dress up in their skimpy magic girl outfit as they battle evil magic girls in even skimpier outfits, or are too busy trying to garner the attention of her romantic interest/the male lead to be effectual in any meaningful capacity) or anyone over the age of 21.

Okay, and does any of that relate to Zelda?

Is this strictly about Zelda?
I think Dice mentioned silent MCs and he replied to it?

It's about as on-topic as most of Aeolus's rants.

Seriously, though, I've always thought silent protagonists were more popular in the west than in Japan anyway.  Can we blame that on Japanese teenagers too?
1944  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elminage Gothic on: November 24, 2012, 04:32:04 PM
The PSP can't handle certain WPA2 key settings.  I forget the specifics since it's been a while but I went through headaches because of this too.  Sure you can disable or downgrade your security, but I like having security.  In the end I gave up and just started downloading everything on my PS3 and copying it over USB (which in a way is nicer since the PS3 can actually do other things while it downloads in the background, unlike the PSP...).  It's not like there are any PSP games I actually play online.

Fortunately the Vita does not have this problem.  It has worked with everything I've thrown it at so far.
1945  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 22, 2012, 04:23:12 PM
Had to leave at 5:30am to catch a flight this morning.  Since lately I've been going to bed at like 3 or 4am I just said 'fuck it' and decided to stay up rather than try to get up when I normally go to bed.

Now I'm tired.
1946  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs / Visual Novels / etc. on Nintendo DS? on: November 22, 2012, 04:15:20 PM
The best Zelda game is Okami ;)
1947  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PlayStation Plus for Vita debuting with 6 free games on: November 21, 2012, 04:26:49 AM
Well, I went for it.  It was just too good a deal to ignore.  Not to mention that there's some decent stuff on the PS3 side as well (I never actually got LBP2, though I had some interest in it).

Oh, and P4G arrived.  Yeesh, when am I going to play all this stuff?  My pit of backloggery just keeps getting deeper and deeper.  And yet people say there's nothing to play on the Vita...I almost wish I had that problem!  Almost...
1948  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward on: November 15, 2012, 07:51:09 PM
Buy a watch for charity.
1949  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: November 15, 2012, 01:52:40 AM
I actually liked the gameplay in Catherine.  But then I like puzzle games.  And you don't usually see puzzle games with a narrative like that...it was and interesting combination.
1950  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PlayStation Plus for Vita debuting with 6 free games on: November 15, 2012, 12:26:12 AM
It is a pretty amazing lineup.  I've never been sold on the whole Playstation Plus thing (Sure there are lots of free games, but are they actually games I want to play?  I'm more worried about wasting my time than saving a few bucks), but this might just convince me to take the plunge.  I feel like a bit of a sucker, though, since I got Gravity Rush just before this was announced.
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