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2161  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Robotech movie apparently going ahead on: January 25, 2013, 05:12:02 AM
God damn it, Harmony Gold, let Robotech die so we can finally get some proper Macross stuff licensed here.  Or at least stop being so anal about your shitty IP.
2162  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 25, 2013, 12:25:05 AM
Except there was no actually limit on the number you could order (not at first, anyway, they added one later on) and the plan was that they would be made to order so it's not like a big order was preventing anyone else from getting one.  More orders would just mean more were made.  Obviously Digital River screwed up and that didn't happen, but I still don't see how that's PlayCanada's fault.  They haven't done anything wrong.
2163  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 24, 2013, 11:29:06 PM
Love how people on that forum are immediately screaming 'conspiracy' on the basis that Minnesota (where Digital River is located) is close to Canada...

That's some ironclad evidence right there.
2164  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Abrams set to direct Star Wars VII on: January 24, 2013, 06:42:58 PM
I thought the new Star Trek movie was awful.  Didn't feel like Star Trek at all, just another mediocre action flick full of plot holes and inconsistencies.  And lens flare, lots of lens flare.

Of course, I don't see how Abrams can screw this one up any more than Lucas already did with the prequels...
2165  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem on: January 23, 2013, 07:13:41 PM
But seriously, if this turns out to be yet another useless, phoned in, bare naked, cash grabing, GREE/iOS, card game

We know basically nothing about this game, but the one thing we actually do know is that it's on Wii U.  So why would you even worry about that?
2166  Media / General Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: January 21, 2013, 04:51:45 PM
From personal experience, review events are relatively common, though you usually go home with a copy of the game. We attended a review event for Deus Ex Human Revolution, but the difference was that it was a few weeks before the release of the game and Stephen went home with a copy to play. That being said, review events where you don't walk away with code?  Those are pretty bullshit. Usually just for very large titles where they think there's a very significant chance of piracy, but I completely agree that playing a game in a studio isn't a replacement for the experience at home.  I still love preview events, though.  One of my favorite RPGFan memories is playing Reckoning at Big Huge Games and watching the developers go from station to station observing all the different journalists playing and taking notes and asking questions.  Those guys really did love that game.

Review events might be common, but review events where they put you up in a luxury resort for three days and give you helicopter rides are another matter.  It's pretty impossible to think that you're going to be able to give an unbiased opinion of the game in those circumstances.
2167  Media / General Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: January 21, 2013, 03:06:37 PM
There are lots of franchises and publishers that do "respectable" numbers.  That doesn't mean they can pull that sort of thing.  Activision only gets away with it because it's Call of Duty.
2168  Media / General Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: January 21, 2013, 02:49:36 PM
If you want an actual example of a publisher using their influence to bias reviewers then read about Activision's Call of Duty review events.  Yes, events: reviewers aren't allowed to take the games home and review them objectively.  They don't have to accept Activision's terms, of course, but if they don't then they won't be able to publish their review until well after everyone else in the industry.  And we're talking about the biggest game of the year for a lot of people...

Capcom and DmC aren't nearly big enough names to pull that kind of stunt, though.
2169  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: xbox exclusive that won't distract me from Ni No Kuni.... on: January 21, 2013, 02:41:04 PM
The only regret?? Braid (ironically, the only thing that you guys didn't suggest-LoL).....Braid looks nice.... I love the concept.... but it is frustrating as sin in the sense that I can see solutions to puzzles but cannot execute them due to the horrid control.... I just can't time jumps and things right at all... terribly agrivating..

Eh, Braid is on PSN too, you know.  And the PS3's dpad is way better...
2170  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: General Leo & Final Fantasy VI on: January 21, 2013, 02:30:53 AM
Wow, that's pretty cool.  I didn't even know about the airship glitch...that takes some dedication.
2171  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix is making an FF thing on: January 19, 2013, 09:38:33 PM
While I agree that All the Bravest looks terrible, Kotaku is once again writing sensationalist trash...

And companies wouldn't make "games" like this if people didn't keep buying them.  They have the advantage over real games of costing practically nothing to make.
2172  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: xbox exclusive that won't distract me from Ni No Kuni.... on: January 18, 2013, 01:38:58 PM
Klyde, if you don't mind me asking with Ni no Kuni coming out in literally a couple of days why would you start any new game right now if you're worried about it eating into Ni no Kuni time?  Surely there must be something on your backlog you could work on ;)
2173  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: January 17, 2013, 10:59:25 PM
The rest isn't too surprising but I seriously didn't expect Lightning to top the list.  But then these polls alway seem biased towards recent releases.
2174  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Missouri wants to tax violent video games. on: January 17, 2013, 07:56:00 PM
I didn't want to want to turn this into a gun-control debate either, but then you had to post that...

For that matter, given that hammers kill more people per year than assault rifles in the US (all rifles combined, actually) if you want to argue from a perspective of reducing violence we're better off banning those.  And kitchen knives, too. (Come to think of it, there is a group in England trying to ban kitchen knives.) 

Completely not true.

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The gun control argument also seems particularly silly when you consider that Germany, with it's very strict gun control laws, has had more people killed in mass shootings than the US, even counting the latest one and this is without factoring in the inherent moral problems that come with gun control laws.

Completely not true.

I can respect differences of opinion.  I can't respect people who defend their point of view with made up statistics.
2175  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Missouri wants to tax violent video games. on: January 17, 2013, 05:23:14 PM
It's probably less 'Hey, this is a good idea!' some jackwagon trying to hop on the fear mongering train in order to eek out extra taxes for their state budget.

Maybe, but republicans are supposed to be anti new taxes so this probably isn't the case.  *shrug*

You expect Republicans to be consistent about their "principles"?  Hah!  That's the biggest joke so far.

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Also, am I the only one amused by the fact that the media and various spokesmen keep talking about "violent video games" but I have never heard them bring up violent movies.  I'm guessing they don't want to piss off the MPAA/Hollywood and the video game industry is a much easier target so they just left the movies part out.  As far as I'm concerned, you can't wag your finger at one of them (VGs) and not the other.  Better yet, don't wag your finger at all but that's probably not going to happen.

How about the violence in the news itself...like when they sensationalize something like the Newtown incident, giving it 24 hour coverage, and are basically making it clear to anyone who wants attention that this is how you get it...
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