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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: September 14, 2014, 11:47:57 PM

Honestly, the unedited version of that Zelda..."thing" are unsettling enough that it doesn't need help.

http://youtu.be/QxcCC2g1Ke0?list=FLwBqLezHTYwpTN9vRHbTOyw
Michael Winslow (aka: The SFX guy from the "Police Academy" movies) doing most of the work for a Led Zeplin song.  The way he imitates an elec guitar is....unreal.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: September 14, 2014, 11:42:28 PM
Sorry to those who want it, but this guy wins in the most angriest way possible... And for making me laugh.

Well, I think the big difference between Evangelion and Xenosaga, is that EVA as a series is aware of what it is and it handles most of its narrative in a serviceable and interesting manner for its audience. Xeno on the other hand come off as a ball of decent concepts that couldn't be realized at their full potential.

That said, Xenogears was cool for what it was in its time.

Yeah, no.

EVA had even less of a clue as to what it was going for than Gears at its worst. For all the goofy and ridiculous ways Gears employed its religious symbolism, there was at least a vague understanding of the philosophy behind it, all EVA saw in its symbolism was the rule of cool. Also both ended with sequences of MCs sitting in a chair in a otherwise dark room, discussing things that may or may not have happened off screen. Either way though, Gears was more of a massive series of Giant Robot homages than anything else, whereas EVA was more of a subversion of the tropes of the genre.

I usually give EVA a 'pass' because it seems to use religious-what-nots in namesake only.  The series feels way more in tune with psychological issues than it ever did religious ones (and even when it employed the latter; most of it was magical pseudo-science-infused hogwash).

...Ah fuck it, the series has some good action and is great with tense moments and awesome scenarios.  Beyond that... hogwash (though I can't wait for the final movie if not just so it all ENDS somehow).
3  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: September 14, 2014, 12:53:51 AM
Listen.


Wow!  Brilliant episode from start to finish ---- you can kinda tell when an episode will be "that episode".

Paradoxes aside (that I wanted blurt out while they were happening), I loved some of the vague details and lingering mysteries we get in this Doctor Who milestone.  But generally; I think this episode was ABOUT mystery, intrigue, and personal paranoias and obsessions even though the episode would try to have you think so otherwise.

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I LOVED seeing Gallifrey (what strange little bit of it we saw); but more than that, I loved how still...mysterious it all was.  Why was the lil' Doctor crying?  Why stay in the barn?  Was that his family? Friends?  Did they live rurally?  Getting into the Academy to become a Time Lord?????  We don't know.... but cool!

Also, nothing says a dude is into your MORE (or "true love") than fucking up two dates and still desperate and happy to try again and make it work.  Mr Pink is a handsome looking fella to boot; they'd have beautiful....dirty-blonde afro'd babies?

4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: September 13, 2014, 01:56:33 AM
Sorry to those who want it, but this guy wins in the most angriest way possible... And for making me laugh.

Anyways,
I like that this has inspired so much commentary; if not a lot of desire to both see it, or desire/hope for some other titles to get similar treatment (no offence; but there's like a million other games I'd rather see get HD'd/remastered before this series).

.... Shit though, it'd be nice if a remaster made the graphics consistent at least.  GOD I hated that they changed their mind on this twice.  And nothing was worse than the anime's art style....eugh, oh boy that was rough

I agree with Prime Mover too.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: September 12, 2014, 09:21:40 AM
http://gematsu.com/2014/09/bravely-second-protagonist-three-musketeers-more-detailed

So we've got some deets on The Three Musketeers, an Indian (Native American kind) Princess(?), and a feature that lets Anges tell you how unacceptable something/one is/was/will be.

Oh shit, she's the new bottom-screen Airy. :S
Yaay...

Let it also be known how ANGRY direct sequels make me when a member from my former  Level 99 party can't get herself out of prison.  Agnes should take STANCE.... Be all "I'VE SLAIN GODS DAMMIT.  ALL DOORS SHOULD BE HALF THEIR HEIGHT SO PEOPLE MUST CRAWL IN ON THEIR KNEES TO SEE ME.  F*** THIS PRISON DETAIL, Y'ALL ARE DEAD TONIGHT"
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 12, 2014, 09:18:34 AM
Unless they announce more than the 3DS Xenoblade, I find it somewhat dubious that the "New 3DS" will fly off the shelves.  They're not doing much to make it seem like a big sell; and as impressive as it is to stuff ALL of Xenoblade (and those who have played know the game is massive) on a handheld, the fact the graphics got "a bit worse" still isn't the best pitch.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 11, 2014, 11:23:10 PM
I've been a bit gloomy the last few days and trying to work out of a small rut between friends and family and some other pressures.

My BFF moved away; and as someone with only a small group of peeps I hang with, this has made me pretty damn sad.
You know how it is, it's fine and fun to have "alone time", but a whole other thing to be "lonely"; and I'm kinda scared of that.  So that's bad.

Anyways.  I've been back at the gym in full swing and feel a lot better with that going down.  A lot less self-loathing and more "Hey, I look better naked lately".  So that's good!
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Quiz Quiz Show! on: September 11, 2014, 10:52:35 PM
We should attach that penguin gif to any NEW news in the update box (and post that shit on the site's front page; might bring better traffic all 'round).

...Is it just me or with VLR we're not RPG-centric?  I kinda think that's good.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 11, 2014, 10:45:04 PM
(provided the latter is as good as I'm sure everyone is secretly hoping).

(...I agree with that; but don't say it out loud!  Let's just keep it in parentheses!! ;)
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 11, 2014, 10:23:20 PM
This doesn't qualify as news, but it's wonderful.

http://www.happyanimalsclub.org/
This is a 9 year old boy from the Philippines.  He runs a no-kill doggy shelter, and I"m sure designed the major assets on the website.  What a trooper!


This is Bertagne, the oldest living 9/11 Service Dog.  She's still working today and she's a good girl.  I'd be honoured to rub her belly and give her a treat.




I laughed, I'm a terrible person.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 11, 2014, 10:02:31 PM
To say the the entirety of console gaming rests with a single game is ridiculous hyperbole and nothing more.

Tabata was referring to consoles still being a viable platform in Japan in the future. He's not wrong saying that XV is potentially one deciding factor of all that.

IIRC wasn't FF7 praised as one of the things that made the PSX as popular as it was?

Normally I'd agree it's strange and bizarre to think of a game with such esteem and possibly being "system seller" just for the one game.... But c'mon, who are we kidding?  I haven't seen one FF15 news article or topics that doesn't get a TON of commentary following it (even though, delay after delay, it doesn't deserve it).  Maybe not a system seller; but I do think the hype machine works in mysterious ways.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: September 11, 2014, 03:57:20 PM
I watched all of I and beat II and III. Looooots of buildup, but they're pretty good games with very good stories and music. I'd be down with this. PUT IT ON VITA.

What I'd be more down with, though, is a remake of Xenogears. It needs the update far more than Xensaga does.

I'm happy enough with HDs as well; but yeah I'd love to see us hitting up remake/remaster territory.  I think I've said it plenty of times; but an HD or even 3DS/Vita-remaster of the older FF titles would be a dream.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: September 11, 2014, 03:35:46 PM
Although not Xenoblade Chronicles X, but I still think this news is awesome sauce. Make it happen RPGfans:

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/09/11/xenosaga-hd-collection-might-possible-needs-tens-thousands-fans/



This is the most ridiculous thing.

Are the rose-tinted glasses making people way more psyched than they should be?  I could have sworn it took till the third entry before the game got really good reviews. 

...I'd actually rather have "Xenoblade HD" than all three of the Saga series. :/

Anyways, I wish more things happened with enough fans signing up for it. :P
14  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Doctor Who on: September 11, 2014, 12:40:10 PM
...and I will NEVER write of Doctor Who as a show. Unless a girl becomes Doctor. Its not sexist thing but...Just think, if the Doctor were to be come a woman wouldn't his personality change completely?


Mmm yes, s/he'd probably be more fragile, and complainy, and bitchy, and PMS-y.  It'd be awful, out of line for the show, and would destroy the series more than bad writing ever will. 

ANYWAYS.  I actually really like Capaldi as a Doctor and I think we needed a slightly more serious incanation; but the episode plots so far are only 'ok'.  You can tell he's still a Doctor at heart though (A reviewer said it best: "..The amazing plan that the Doctor comes up with to defeat Rusty... hinges on Clara doing something brilliant but completely unspecified to unlock the memory, and then the Doctor will show Rusty something so beautiful that it will turn him good forever, but he has absolutely no idea what that thing might be").   He still needs those BIGGER titles like "Blink", "Midnight", or somehow manage to sell as grand ideas like "The Impossible Planet" did.  The ones so far have been a bit more "fun"; they're entertaining, but not particularly interesting or unique (I usually write off Dalek episodes since I can't take them seriously as villains; they're just a bit too ridiculous for me, and for the "most dangerous enemy", the Doctor seems to take care of them often enough).

Next episode preview looked promising.
15  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: September 11, 2014, 02:53:45 AM
http://i.imgur.com/RKQc7hA.jpg

Alt skin/colors from a Famitsu scan.

OMGYES to: Black and White Dedede, Black and Gold Peach/Rosalina, Viridi-coloured Palutena, Amazing Mirror "Black" Kirby, Space Bicycle Gear (:P)Samus --- actually all of Samus'.
Sonic, try a bit harder.  Would it have been so bad to colour him like Knuckles or Tails??

NeoGaf thread of LEAKS
Old characters back? (Ness, Falco)
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