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1981  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea: Makai Collection announced on: September 25, 2012, 09:24:22 PM
Even if you hooked an iOS device to your TV wouldn't you still have to stare at the iOS device anyway because the controls are all touch-based?  It's not like a controller where you can feel the buttons...
1982  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 25, 2012, 02:52:17 AM
Where in Japan are you going, Lard?
1983  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ragnarok Odyssey on: September 25, 2012, 02:51:29 AM
Is there a demo for the US yet?  Too much of a pain to switch accounts on the Vita...
1984  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts HD -1.5 ReMIX- (PS3) and Kingdom Hearts for PC browsers announced on: September 24, 2012, 03:00:47 AM
Worse part about Type-0 is that it seems to be that the game is already translated in English...

Wait, what?
1985  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2012: Smaller, lighter PS3 model unveiled, $269.99 (MSRP) on: September 24, 2012, 01:32:48 AM
Or, you know, you could buy a new HD...

Here's the problem with what you're saying, ZeronHitaro:

1.  You seem to agree that having a new handheld that's more expensive than a 6 year old system is not unreasonable.
2.  Sony makes a redesign of their system that's almost certainly even cheaper to manufacture than the old system but is functionally exactly the same (other than a really minor HD upgrade which is something you could just do on your own anyway).
3.  You then arbitrarily decide that since this system is "new" the logic in point 1 shouldn't apply for some reason.
4.  Then you go on a completely off-topic rant about digital games or something.

If you buy a new computer; same company, same amount of RAM memory, ect; however you're buying a model with 750GB HD memory instead of the 500GB of your old computer, do you not call it a 'new computer'?

If somebody tried to sell me a new computer that was exactly the same as my 6 year old computer other than an incremental increase in the hard drive size and it didn't cost a fraction of what I paid 6 years ago then I would smack them in the face.
1986  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2012: Smaller, lighter PS3 model unveiled, $269.99 (MSRP) on: September 23, 2012, 09:47:30 PM
I count slim reductions as 'new' systems.

I'm sorry, but that's just dumb.  Especially since slimmer versions of consoles are usually intended to reduce manufacturing costs and are usually associated with price drops, which would make the gap even bigger.  If Sony did something weird here it's the fact that they didn't drop the PS3's price...in fact they actually increased the cost of the cheapest model (while bundling more junk, whatever...).

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They practically are since they're intended to make you go "Hey; this is an upgrade, better pitch the old one and buy this one."

Who the hell thinks that?  New models are intended to reduce costs as I already mentioned and to attract new customers.  If there are a few idiots out there who will buy a system they already have just because it's in a different box, well I'm sure Sony won't complain but they're hardly the the target market.

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The Wii/3DS comparison doesn't follow the logic of my argument anyway. You missed the point where I'm talking about the cycles being within an approximate year of each other. A better comparison would be the Wii U/3DS. Which will be roughly $300 (Wii U basic) to $170 (3DS basic). A perfect example of how your handheld system, within a rough one year gap of your newest console system, should be cheaper. Not more expensive.

That's a completely cherry-picked biased comparison.  Remember the 3DS came out in the very beginning of 2011 and it was still more expensive than a Wii then (while the Vita is almost a year younger).  Yet you insist on comparing it to something that's not even out yet.  By that logic we ought to be comparing the Vita to the PS4 or whatever, which I assure you will cost more than a Vita when it's released.
1987  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2012: Smaller, lighter PS3 model unveiled, $269.99 (MSRP) on: September 23, 2012, 05:58:03 PM
and I'm not counting moments of ill-timed price drops or a handheld released years after a console

The PS3 came out in 2006, dude...

BTW, the 3DS costs more than a Wii (which also came out in 2006).

So what was your point?
1988  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: September 21, 2012, 01:21:32 PM
I think that's the first trailer we've seen the prince guy alive in outside of the wedding scene.
1989  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 21, 2012, 02:31:51 AM
When I was at a con some clowns were dancing around in Gangnam style everywhere and they kept bumping into me. One of those times I was handling a very pointy object. It was not fun.

Oh come now, it's a con.  I'm not crazy about the song either, but complaining about people dancing around like clowns at a con is like complaining about ketchup on a hamburger.  It's just just part of the con experience.
1990  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Sting and Idea Factory performs the Fu-Sion-Ha dance and becomes Super Sting on: September 21, 2012, 02:25:04 AM
To each his/her own, I guess.  Personally I consider Hexyz Force the worst Sting game I've played.

I think this game actually looks pretty interesting.
1991  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Sting and Idea Factory performs the Fu-Sion-Ha dance and becomes Super Sting on: September 21, 2012, 12:37:35 AM
Holy crap, this is actually getting localized?!  I had completely written it off.

Of course, this is NISA we're talking about.  They claim they're still working on Black Rock Shooter...
1992  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Yakuza 4 on: September 20, 2012, 09:14:28 PM
I thought about it... but the thing comes out in a while and it might only be localized far into 2013 =/
So I figured the thread would die way before we'd post into it.

That happens to every Yakuza thread.  Look at this one:  A few posts on info about the game prior to its release in Japan, then months of silence while we don't even know if it's getting localized.  That's just how it goes...

That looks amazing.  I don't know how they packed so many mini-games into it.  Do the previous Yakuza carry a similar number?

The Yakuza series is pretty well known for having a huge number of minigames.  Are there more in 5?  Probably.  Seems like they add more with every iteration.  But it's not like the others were short on them...
1993  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Which RPG Should I Play? on: September 20, 2012, 09:11:14 PM
Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - I know very little about this, but I do have a good feeling about it. Only problem is I kinda want to finish Ys Seven first, even though they're not connected at all, but I don't want to play that right now. It's weird...

This.  This.  A thousand times this.  Don't let not finishing Ys Seven dissuade you.  Other than being made by the same company the games have literally nothing to do with each other.  They don't play at all similarly either.

The only legitimate reason to not play TitS is if you really want to wait for the rumored (but by no means confirmed) Steam release of FC and SC.

BTW, personally I found the PSP version of Lunar to be virtually unplayable just do to the frequent long load times and unbearably slow attack animations (in braindead easy combat, no less).  I don't understand how anyone could recommend it.  I literally had to multitask while playing that game--like browsing the web or something while I wait for the stupidly slow combat to play out--or else it just drove me nuts.  You're just sitting there waiting and waiting and waiting all the time...
1994  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Yakuza 4 on: September 20, 2012, 06:47:50 PM
I think we ought to have a Yakuza 5 thread.  I actually thought about making one earlier but was like, meh.
1995  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2012: Smaller, lighter PS3 model unveiled, $269.99 (MSRP) on: September 19, 2012, 06:29:10 PM
Yeah, retail prices for HDMI are insane.  I think I paid like $5 for mine.

But what really drives me nuts are the expensive Monster cables and shit.  You can spend over $100 on an HDMI cable if you want...and it means absolutely nothing.  I mean, Monster cables are ridiculous even for analog stuff but at least there you could conceivably imagine that there theoretically could be a difference.  With a digital cable like HDMI, either the signal gets there or it doesn't.  There is just no way some expensive cable is going to change the picture quality.  It's 100% a scam.
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