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2101  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Ayesha on: January 16, 2013, 01:40:28 PM
Tecmo Koei still doesn't know what's going on, but at least they're trying.
2102  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Ayesha on: January 15, 2013, 09:10:20 PM
Siliconera has another story up and they're still claiming no Japanese voices.  This is confusing...

Edit:  There's a massive shitstorm on the NISA forums after one of the NISA guys popped in and said it would be English dub only (and only a partial dub at that).  Meanwhile Tecmo is going "huh, what you talking about?" on Twitter...serious lack of communication here.
2103  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Most Anticipated 2013 Discussion Thread on: January 15, 2013, 07:38:38 PM
... what about old PSP titles that RPGFan did multiple news stories on? No love for BlackRock Shooter or Sol Trigger? Is there just no hope?

I've pretty much given up on BRS at this point.  I know NISA still claims they're doing it, but...what on earth are they waiting for then?  The PSP market certainly isn't going to get better and this isn't a case like Trails or something where the script is just that huge.  If they were going to do it I can't figure out why they haven't already.

Sol Trigger was never even announced, was it?
2104  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: January 15, 2013, 07:17:50 PM
So I go to gamestop to go get Ni No Kuni today.....only to be told it comes out the 22nd.

WTF, when did the release date change? This has literally ruined my week.

Um...I don't think it was ever supposed to come out today.
2105  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 15, 2013, 04:07:51 PM
Finished the first 12 eps of steins gate.... I am pleasantly surprised.... although extremely far fetched and not well explained (which would not be such a problem if the series didn't take itself so seriously) this is highly appealing due to its pacing and characters. I can't wait to see the next twelve..... though I still withhold saying I'm a huge fan until I see this second half as chaos; head didn't fall apart in my eyes until the last leg of it....

I completely agree with you about Chaos;Head, but Steins;Gate only gets better in its second half (and they actually start explaining things...there are reasons for the things that happened in the first half).  Have some faith.
2106  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Most Anticipated 2013 Discussion Thread on: January 15, 2013, 04:04:23 PM
Ni no Kuni ... [it has] blander gameplay compared to their better titles

lol, like what??  I stand of firm opinion that they have to be one of the best companies when it comes to hit-or-miss games.  When they hit, they hit a bullseye, but when they miss, it's because they missed their target by a full 180-degrees.

I never quite understood the love Level 5 seems to get from RPG fans.  Yeah they have some good adventure games, but most of their RPGs are middling to bad.  I thought Rogue Galaxy was terrible, and I'll never understand the love it gets.  Then there was White Knight Chronicles...I guess Dark Cloud was supposed to be good, but I must admit I never played it.  Even so, how many years ago was that now?

Ni no Kuni might buck this trend...maybe.  Colin Moriarty is probably number one on my list of reviewer's who's opinion I couldn't care less about, but there are other positive reviews showing up.  But I wasn't really impressed with the demo...gorgeous game but combat was shallow and repetitive with needlessly obfuscated controls. How is that a good thing?
2107  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Ayesha on: January 15, 2013, 03:03:23 PM
If NISA is doing the localization I can't imagine that they're not involved in the European release in some way.  I mean, there are still people in Europe who speak English, and why would Tecmo want to localize it twice?  I could see Tecmo contracting out the localization but still publishing it themselves.  But I would still expect the US release to be around the same time, it just hasn't been announced yet.
2108  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Ayesha on: January 15, 2013, 01:57:05 PM
She's got a release date.

In Europe, anyway.  Still confused about what's going on in the US.  The Siliconera story says NISA is publishing, but I don't think that's ever been officially confirmed.
2109  The Rest / General Discussions / In defense of single player on: January 15, 2013, 03:09:00 AM
Kind of ridiculous that single player even needs to be defended, but that's where we are in this industry...

I don't normally like Jimquisitions (Jim Sterling's long-winded rant time), but this one is one of the best I've seen and happens to be all about a topic that I think is pretty relevant here.

It's funny that so many publishers seem intent not just on including tacked on (and completely forgettable) multiplayer modes, but now feel compelled to label single player games as something undesirable.  Can anyone seriously call playing online with a bunch of complete strangers screaming "faggot" every 5 seconds being social?

A good single player game is a conversation between the creators and the player.  They can have just as much merit as reading a book.  I guess only sad lonely people read books.
2110  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Most Anticipated 2013 Discussion Thread on: January 14, 2013, 11:52:38 PM
Surprised to see DA3 on that list, I wasn't aware it actually had a release date.

For now, I'm mostly just looking forward to working on my backlog.  Seriously, it needs work.  I'll probably get Xillia when it comes out, though.
2111  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Obama won't support building 'Death Star' on: January 13, 2013, 09:16:17 PM
Lightsabers don't kill people.  People kill people.
2112  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What Yoda Found in Space for us to F**c Up on: January 13, 2013, 04:44:42 AM
This is pretty cool:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/01/130111-quasar-biggest-thing-universe-science-space-evolution/
2113  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Games of the Year 2012 Discussion Thread on: January 12, 2013, 07:05:13 PM
On that subject, X-Com should be called an SRPG and covered by RPGFan ;)

I seriously think the main reason it isn't is just because the original game predated the popularity of that term.  Heck, if you read interviews with the developers of the new game, they clearly cite things like Final Fantasy Tactics and Valkyria Chronicles as influences.
2114  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: DHS advises computer users to disable Java because of security bug on: January 12, 2013, 06:25:04 PM
The LANGUAGES have never had anything in common - but it was originally conceived as a portable version of Sun Microsystem's Java. Hence why I said "anymore" - probably dated myself as the old man I am with that though, essentially your point is correct. The similarities really did end there.

That's not true, though.  Javascript was not conceived as a portable version of Java, it began as a totally unrelated project within Netscape and then some 'brilliant' marketeers who were pushing for the whole browser-as-a-platform thing (which was later reinvigorated by Google, guess some ideas never die...) thought it would make a nice complement to Java.  The plan was that Java would be for the big apps--essentially a C/C++ replacement--while Javascript would be the scripting language of choice, essentially filling in the niche of VBscript.  It's not a Java-based scripting language, but rather the scripting language to complement Java.

So basically they took an unrelated scripting language and then renamed it as part of a grand plan that never got off the ground.  The scripting language was actually useful on its own, though, so we're still using it.  But the name stuck, even though it's pretty meaningless outside of the history lesson.

We're really getting off topic, though...


Oh hey! Its that thing that is the reason why I still stick with Firefox. All I need to do is go to tools/options then uncheck the check box next to Enable Javascript. 3-5 seconds and I'm done.

But unfortunately, Youtube is functionally useless without Java or Javascript on, among other things.
couldnt you just use the html 5.0 version of youtube? not that it matters to me i mostly use the youtube vita app.

Hrm?  Youtube uses flash, not Java.  I don't think there's a bit of Java on the site...
2115  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: DHS advises computer users to disable Java because of security bug on: January 12, 2013, 04:50:54 PM
Quick PSA - Java and JavaScript are not the same thing, in fact they aren't even related anymore. The only thing they have in common is the letters.

Anymore?  They were never related.  Javascript was originally called Livescript when it was developed by Netscape and was really only renamed to feed off of the hype Java was getting around that time.  Some naming conventions were copied from Java, but otherwise the two languages don't have a thing in common.
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