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1996  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 27, 2013, 02:31:24 AM
Well stop doing that thing you did!
1997  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 26, 2013, 07:19:59 PM
Dice is banned?  Wha? :(
1998  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Ayesha on: February 26, 2013, 04:34:13 PM
NISA may not advertise in the sense of buying banner ads and whatnot, but they actually are pretty good at keeping people aware of and interested in their games.  They regularly send out new screenshots, trailers, etc. to all the major (and not so major) gaming sites so if you're a regular reader you're going to have a pretty good idea what NISA is up to.  They're open and talkative.

Tecmo Koei, on the other hand, is doing nothing...

Edit: Wow, it's actually worse than I thought.  I was just trying to find some more info on the game on google...did you know that they haven't even bothered to make a friggin website for the game?  Nothing.  Oh, and how about a trailer or something?  Not a single English trailer of any kind out there (you can still find the Japanese ones, of course).  I mean come on, this is ridiculous.  They really are putting zero effort into this.
1999  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Ayesha on: February 26, 2013, 03:52:56 PM
This is coming out next week?  I had totally forgotten...is Tecmo Koei advertising it at all?  They seem to be sending it off to die...

I'm still kind of miffed about the lack of the Japanese audio track and there's no limited edition, so no reason to get it at launch...
2000  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 joins Square Enix's Ultimate Hits budget line in Japan on: February 25, 2013, 10:38:14 PM
That's not a port...
2001  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 25, 2013, 08:21:37 PM
Lard, you can bitch about not getting the game but how on earth is Atlus being condescending here?
2002  Media / The Soundroom / Final Fantasy Orchestral Album on: February 23, 2013, 07:52:24 PM
My copy arrived today.  I'm surprised nobody is talking about this.  Came out back in December, I think, but I didn't get around to ordering it until recently.  It was released as part of FF's 25th anniversary, but was about the only thing they did for that which actually interested me.  For the most part it's a really nice collection of songs taken from throughout the series (though I could have lived without yet another version of Eyes on Me...) and the sound quality is amazing (it's on a blu-ray of all things, though there are also mp3 versions of the tracks on the disc).

I have no idea what I'm going to do with the LP it came with, though...I don't even have anything to play it with.  Why did I have to get the limited edition...
2003  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 23, 2013, 01:05:50 AM
Kevadu wanna be my BFFFF and go to Japan with me as my translator-slash-friendbuddy?

Consider them things, love ya, xoxo

Sure, when we leaving?
2004  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: February 22, 2013, 10:04:21 PM
The voice over in that video for the NISA US release made me cringe. Soooo cheesy.

You know, I didn't actually watch the video when I posted it...you got me curious.  Wow, that was horrible...
2005  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 22, 2013, 02:04:41 PM
My JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test, a standardized test by the Japanese government) certification arrived today.  Now I have an official piece of paper that says I know Japanese.  I took the N3 test, which is just intermediate level but it was my first time taking it and I wanted something I was confident I would pass.  Planning on taking N2 this year (test is only offered once a year...).

Isn't the N2 the one you need for employment in Japan?

Well, that depends on the employer.  A lot of Japanese companies demand N1 (which is a test that even native speakers wouldn't breeze through...).  Foreign companies that do business in Japan can be way less stringent, though.

Even though I plan on taking N2 soon I feel like it's going to be a long time before I'm ready for N1...
2006  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 22, 2013, 01:39:39 PM
My JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test, a standardized test by the Japanese government) certification arrived today.  Now I have an official piece of paper that says I know Japanese.  I took the N3 test, which is just intermediate level but it was my first time taking it and I wanted something I was confident I would pass.  Planning on taking N2 this year (test is only offered once a year...).
2007  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Playstation Meeting, Feb. 20th on: February 22, 2013, 01:30:41 AM
I'm seeing a lot of nerdrage out there based on some badly misinterpreted statements about digital games on the PS4.  People are upset the fact that PS3 PSN games they've purchased won't be available on the PS4, seemingly oblivious to the fact that this is because the PS4 doesn't play PS3 games.  They're completely different system architectures, and they've already said that there isn't backwards compatibility.  Digital downloads don't magically avoid that problem...

Sony has said that they're 'working on' emulation systems, probably starting with PSOne Classics, hopefully joined by PS2 Classics eventually.  But much like the Vita it doesn't sound like it will be there at launch.  Emulation of PS3 games probably isn't possible on the PS4 (the PS3 system architecture is really hard to emulate and the PS4 probably isn't even powerful enough to do it...), so that's where the Gaikai streaming thing is necessary.  Though it sounds like that too won't be there at launch.  Even if it is, I'm not sold on the whole thing based on the bandwidth necessary...

It's not exactly happy news, but it annoys me when people are getting upset over the wrong thing.  It's a backwards compatibility problem, not Sony trying to make you rebuy things you've already purchased.  It sounds like at launch you won't be able to buy them at all...
2008  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" for PS3, 2013 on: February 21, 2013, 10:58:02 PM
It's kind of a no-brainer, but US release confirmed.

Yes I'm using the same link in two different posts, so sue me ;)

Oh yeah, The Guided Fate Paradox too.  That might be interesting.
2009  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: February 21, 2013, 10:56:45 PM
Here you go, confirmed for US this summer.

Was NISA always publishing this?  I had thought Namco Bandai was doing or something, but I forget now...oh well, who cares.  Crap game is crap.
2010  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: February 21, 2013, 08:45:24 PM
1Up is being shut down.  This makes me sad, that site has some of the best video game writing on the web.

Don't worry, IGN lives on.  They have some of the worst video game writing on the web!
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