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1966  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 21, 2012, 09:40:54 PM
Hahahahaha

As a male with an interest in feminism of the sane variety I can feel your pain.  This reminds me of some pseudo-feminist I saw on a message board claiming that missiles and swords are phallic-shaped as a sign of male domination.

If your dick is shaped like a sword you've got problems.

Be reasonable, the point isn't to be accurate, it's to demonstrate THE OPPRESSSSION.  Much like the whole 'skyscrapers = penis symbol' thing.

Sorry, maybe it didn't come across well but I was just making fun of the tendency of people to over-interpret things as being phallic.  If all it takes is one dimension being longer than the others then no wonder it's so easy to find phallic symbols everywhere you look...
1967  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 21, 2012, 11:11:49 AM
Guys, I was talking to my friend in New Zealand.  It's already December 22nd there and the world hasn't ended. What gives?

That doesn't count, we need to wait until the Mayans' time zone(s) get to tomorrow.

Maybe the apocalypse is on GMT?
1968  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 21, 2012, 10:43:57 AM
Hahahahaha

As a male with an interest in feminism of the sane variety I can feel your pain.  This reminds me of some pseudo-feminist I saw on a message board claiming that missiles and swords are phallic-shaped as a sign of male domination.

If your dick is shaped like a sword you've got problems.
1969  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 21, 2012, 10:39:51 AM
Guys, I was talking to my friend in New Zealand.  It's already December 22nd there and the world hasn't ended.  What gives?
1970  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 21, 2012, 01:39:10 AM
combat looks exactly the same as 13/13-2 but with one character -_-

Except the two defining characteristics of FFXIII's combat system are the paradigm shifts and the stagger system, neither of which works at all when you only have one character.  It may look similar, but I seriously doubt it plays the same (and if it does then S-E are even bigger idiots than I thought.
1971  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 20, 2012, 12:32:23 PM
Why does this game exist?  I completely fail to understand what S-E is thinking.  People who liked XIII (I don't understand them, but they exist) aren't going to want a completely different kind of gameplay in the third game.  People who hated XIII and didn't play/finish it or XIII-2 aren't going to jump in at this point because they're not going to have a clue what's going on.  XIII-2 didn't sell even close to what XIII did so there are a lot of those people.

Lightning is a terrible character and I find S-E's completely insistence on pushing her in everything they make these days to be baffling.  She's not Cloud no matter how much they wish she was (mind you I don't think Cloud is a very good character either, but he is at least genuinely popular rather than simply manufactured to be as such).  Not to mention that outfit...even by JRPG standards it is completely bizarre and impractical.  Such a complete mish-mash of themes...it's like they grabbed a bunch of crap from the fetish store with their eyes closed and insisted that Lightning wear all of it...at the same time.

S-E, stop milking this crap and localize Type-0.
1972  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: THQ Humble bundle - THQ has no moneys on: December 19, 2012, 02:40:18 PM
In a move that surprised precisely no one, THQ finally went and declared bankruptcy.
1973  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The world is ending. Last thoughts? on: December 18, 2012, 08:53:46 PM
"I like pie."
1974  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: December 15, 2012, 02:40:59 PM
http://www.destructoid.com/mass-effect-and-more-attacked-over-school-shooting-240657.phtml

So CNN directs an angry mob to the wrong person's Facebook account and the mob notices that person (the wrong person...) liked Mass Effect.  Since it's obvious that liking a video game is indisputable evidence that the game is the sole motivating factor behind any horrible acts of violence you (or in this case, someone else...) commit, the angry mob starts  harassing Bioware telling them to burn in hell.

Yup, this is where society is at.
1975  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki on: December 14, 2012, 07:36:31 PM
Well, Zero is on Vita too.  I wouldn't be surprised if they did a port of Ao as well, since that makes it the odd one out (with both its predecessor and sequel on Vita).  Though who knows what the Vita market will be like in a few years.  And those scripts...
1976  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki on: December 14, 2012, 05:41:49 PM
I think Xseed will at least get SC out, in some form or another (Steam is likely).  They have been working on it (at least that's what they say in their forums...) and I think they've put too much into it to just quit at this point.  And I don't think Falcom is likely to pull a Vanillaware on this one, it is their flagship franchise.

But I'm pretty skeptical about anything beyond SC.

Edit: Another point worth mentioning is that the scripts for these games keeps getting longer.  FC was big, but SC is huge.  And I'm not sure about TC, but Zero and Ao are supposed to be even bigger than SC...
1977  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki on: December 14, 2012, 05:22:18 PM
I don't think we'll see this for a few years, since XSEED's localization of the second and third Trails games seems to be in development hell.

At the rate XSeed is going it's going to be a decade.  I wish that was an exaggeration, but it's not.

I love XSeed's localization, but it just isn't viable at this rate.  It's not at the level of "wait for it" but rather, "it ain't gonna happen unless somebody else steps up."
1978  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 14, 2012, 01:27:03 PM
Isn't the YLOD a power supply failure, or just a generic failure display? I forgot as I only knew 1 person to ever get it.

No, it's a problem that happens when either the CPU or GPU overheats.  They used cheap solder (well, blame the European Union for banning lead-based solder in 2006) that can fail when the chip they're connecting gets too hot.  The fix is to use a heat gun or something to reflow the solder.  Even if it was only temporary, the fact that I got it working again at all by doing this says there's something to this.

It's actually fundamentally the exact same issue that causes the Xbox's RROD, ironically enough.

And actually, I wish it was the power supply.  The power supply is easy to replace.  I could do that in like 15 minutes.

What you need to do is run a backup as quickly as possible if you get that running again.  Then, at least, you won't lose your save data if it permanently dies.

Not too worried about that, actually.  I upgraded my hard drive only recently and still have the full system backup I did then.  And after that I joined PS Plus, so I've got cloud saves.

No, I intend to fix this thing.  Like I said, the fact that I got any results is promising.  There are various things I can do better, like adding flux when I do the solder reflow.  Unfortunately I'm off to vist family for the holidays pretty soon so it might have to wait until I get back.

1979  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki on: December 14, 2012, 12:58:18 PM
Soexcitedsoexcitedsoexcitedsoexcitedsoexcitedsoexcited

This looks great.  PS3 and Vita?  Hopefully that means crossplay.  Start a game on your PS3 and continue it on the road.  What more could I ask for?  Oh right, localizations...

I wonder how closely tied in this is with the other Kiseki games.  At some point you have to wonder if skipping some titles makes sense.  Actually, localizing something like this could raise the profile of the other titles if they ever did get localized...
1980  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 13, 2012, 10:40:27 PM
It's aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!!!!!

I successfully managed to rescue my PS3 from a YLOD!  I have to say, I was skeptical as to whether or not the YLOD fix would actually work, but the results speak for themselves.   And hopefully now after cleaning out the internals and putting the new fan in the old girl will keep going for a while yet.

Well that was premature...the fix didn't last very long, YLOD'ed again today.  I guess I'll give it another shot.  Maybe do it for longer this time...
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