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2071  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime Comedies? on: May 04, 2012, 01:19:15 PM
Honestly, I very nearly recommended B Gata H Kei myself.  It's a funny show, but more than that it pretty much flies in the face of what you would expect from that description.  I know that these days if you think anime+anything sexual people automatically assume the worst, but B Gata H Kei is actually quite subdued.  It deals with sexual themes, yes, but not explicitly.  There's hardly any fanservice at all.

But perhaps most refreshing is the fact that Yamada, the main character, is actually a fleshed-out person with human motivations and insecurities. 
(It might help that the author of the manga is actually a woman)  Don't get me wrong, she's still a total weirdo--which is kind of what makes the show funny--but she definitely isn't some cardboard cutout character archetype.

Anyway, just don't judge it by a one-line description.  It's actually a pretty good show.
2072  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime Comedies? on: May 04, 2012, 12:24:52 AM
I second the recommendations of School Rumble and Azumanga Daioh.  Especially School Rumble, honestly.  That's actually one of my favorite shows and I feel it's pretty underrated.  (And it's not a romantic comedy.  Romance is more like a subject matter or setting, it's not a show that takes relationships seriously.)

If you can actually find it, Here is Greenwood is an oldie but goodie.  It's just a 6 episode OVA but it's hilarious.

Edit: Also, check out Sket Dance.  It's a currently airing show but Crunchyroll has it.
2073  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 02, 2012, 09:39:46 PM
Wow, PAX registration went live today...and three-day badges sold out within hours.  I apparently missed the window to buy them (it's not like they even said ahead of time when they were going on sale...) so I ended up having to buy three one-day passes.  Yeah, you can still do that...it just costs more.
2074  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces F on: May 02, 2012, 05:37:39 PM
But for whatever reason, I couldn't even get the time of day for either Tales title, which is bizarre, considering our audience is pretty much directly the audience they're trying to get to buy their game. 

Sometimes I'm convinced that they don't want anyone to buy their games...
2075  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Next Vanillaware Title to be Grand Knight History on: May 02, 2012, 02:21:37 AM
What does Vanillaware have to do with their localisation?

Xseed doesn't employ programmers.  At all.  They just produce the script and then hand it over to the developer.  And of course they handle the publishing part as well.  This isn't an unusual practice in this industry.  It does require a developer that at least cares a little, though...it seems that right now Vanillaware is frantically trying to finish Dragon's Crown and can't spare a single programmer to do something with Xseed's script.

The really sad this is that if you read some of Tom's comments on the Xseed forums it sounds like the translation was already finished.
2076  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: May 01, 2012, 11:46:47 PM
Best way to relieve anger is to rub one out.
This doesn't work....you can't rub when pissed, you aggresively yank and pull, which can lead to pain and discomfort.

Never in my life have I been that angry...
2077  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Next Vanillaware Title to be Grand Knight History on: May 01, 2012, 11:45:33 PM
You've got to be kidding me...

Before people go blaming Xseed or the PSP market, it sounds like the people really holding this up were Vanillaware.  Xseed has basically been sitting around waitng for them to do their part for months...
2078  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 30, 2012, 08:42:56 PM
Damn kids should stop hoping for a better future.  Shut up and be obedient little worker drones so you can be just as miserable as everyone else.
2079  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 30, 2012, 05:23:04 PM
Mike's Hard Lemonade?  That is worth raging about.  Stupid kids have no taste.
2080  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Siliconera to announce Squeenix "Exclusive" tomorrow on: April 30, 2012, 01:26:50 AM
You all seem to be assuming it's something from Japan.  S-E owns a lot of western studios now...
2081  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Siliconera to announce Squeenix "Exclusive" tomorrow on: April 29, 2012, 07:08:36 PM
My real guesses would include one of the following....
A) A Type-0 based anime.
B) DQX beta key giveaway.

You know it specifically says "game", right?
2082  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: April 28, 2012, 10:57:36 PM
Well, they already said they're working with third parties, just not who.

I was just pointing out that they weren't on my list because I was only listing stuff Sony owns.  And there are no guarantees with licensing deals, since the licensor may or may not be on board with the idea.
2083  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: April 28, 2012, 08:27:39 PM
Spyro and Crash are both owned by Activision now (after a series of confusing transactions...), but yeah, if they can get the rights to them then they seem like obvious choices.
2084  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: April 28, 2012, 07:26:51 PM
Sony actually has quite a few IPs to draw on, but I think their biggest problem is that none of them have the same nostalgia and familiarity as Nintendo's characters.  Part of the problem is that Sony just hasn't been in the business as long, but also they were not initially focused on building persistent franchises and brands (something I think they're trying to change).  I was thinking about what properties they're likely to include and was kind of shocked by how many of them were only from this console generation.  A lot of others didn't start until the PS2.  Here's a list of properties I would be surprised if they weren't in the game (not counting what has already been announced):
Infamous
Jak and Daxter (actually I would almost put this as confirmed since there's a Jak and Daxter stage, but they haven't confirmed any of the characters yet...)
LittleBigPlanet
Ratchet and Clank
Resistance (they did Killzone, so...)
Uncharted

Less likely but still possible:
Ape Escape
Folklore
Gravity Daze (yeah it's super-new and only has one game, but it has a lot of people talking...and gravity-controlling powers would rock in a game like this)
Heavenly Sword
LocoRoco
Syphon Filter
Team Ico's stuff
Warhawk
White Knight Chronicles (yes it's Level-5 but Sony owns the IP)

Long-shots:
Dark Cloud
Demon's Souls
Everquest (not really sure how you would do MMORPG characters...)
Legend of Dragoon
Rogue Galaxy
Wild Arms

(Funny how all the RPGs ended up on that list...I didn't do that on purpose, I swear)

Potentially for stages/items but not necessarily characters:
Gran Turismo (yeah, I don't know how that would work either but it's one of their biggest franchises...)
Hot Shots Golf
Motorstorm
thatgamecompany's stuff (come on, you know a Flower or Journey stage would be awesome)
Wipeout

Sony has also said that there will be third-party franchises in the game.  They haven't said who but presumably they're going to focus on third parties that have traditionally been Playstation-centric.  Even so, this really opens the doors to a lot of potential franchises...

So there's lot's of stuff to drawn on, but it's mostly pretty new stuff.
2085  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: April 28, 2012, 01:40:34 AM
Er...they've only announced six characters.
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