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1126  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon) on: September 15, 2012, 08:47:46 PM
Now that I got my Wii working again, I can certainly wait. I still 45 VC games to plow through, anyways.
1127  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon) on: September 15, 2012, 05:34:04 PM
...but with another built in gimmick that Sony will inevitably try to copy.

They're already trying to copy it with PS3 + Vita capability.

Poor Sony can't catch a break.  Even when they do something 6 years before Nintendo apparently they're copying.

Yes, 6 years.  You seem to be ignoring that the PSP could do the same thing (though it was rarely utilized).  What the Vita is doing is nothing more than a more refined and mature version of functionality that was already present in the PSP, but then Nintendo comes out with a controller that looks pretty similar and suddenly Sony is copying.

Furthermore, though there was a small overlap (just a few months) between the Wii U announcement and the Vita's release, do you seriously think Sony had time to whip up this feature during that time period?  This is Sony we're talking about.  They only just got PS1 classics working.  For this conspiracy theory to make any sense requires bizarrely overestimating their abilities...

Ignoring? More like I never heard of that before. And I wasn't being serious, though I forgot to note that. I already read about how Sony had been working on that stuff before the Wii U announcement.
1128  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 15, 2012, 11:08:49 AM
I've only played the GBA version, but I found the first Breath of Fire incredibly charming and fun. I had to force myself to put it down at times. This is really tempting me to go back to the BoF series...

Too bad the coin told me to go play Final Fantasy VI. I hope I don't hate this game as much as I usually do.
1129  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon) on: September 15, 2012, 07:58:28 AM
...but with another built in gimmick that Sony will inevitably try to copy.

They're already trying to copy it with PS3 + Vita capability.

As for the new Xbox, there's been murmers of that since 2009. Apparently Microsoft has some big plan going or something. I knew a big Xbox fanboy who couldn't stop showing off the latest rumors and leaks.

Sony actually said the next Playstation is in development (sorta) and I think they even said something about wanting to be the first to the next generation (which is a bad idea, IMO)[nevermind they said the opposite. They want to be the best, not the first. Smart thinking there].
1130  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Soda Restriction/Ban! on: September 14, 2012, 11:06:48 PM
Diet soda has its own set of problems...

But anyways, you're right about most of that. The "drink runs" that my family does, which means we go to the grocery store twice, once to buy food and the second time to get juice water and some soda, usually runs us about $100 right there, and the soda is usually the cheapest of the bunch. I still remember 10 years ago when $150 was about how much we paid for the whole family, back when soda and kool-aid was all we ever drank, which I'm sure only amounted for a small portion of the cost. Yes, I know inflation and gas prices have attributed to that as well, but still, like D said, healthy stuff is usually far from the cheapest option, and people gotta pay the bills, you know?
1131  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Soda Restriction/Ban! on: September 14, 2012, 10:39:42 PM
I always thought soda would eventually ban this stuff for health reasons. I already treat it the same way I treat alchohol (only 1 glass a day, and only drink it at night). I still don't agree that they should've "banned" it, especially since I doubt this will actually lead to anything good.
1132  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Wii U to be ~350$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon) on: September 14, 2012, 10:25:39 PM
Different story if you're thinking 10-20 good first party games when you'd potentially get, like, 3 though.

That's how it was for me and the Wii. Xenoblade, S&P, and Metroid Prime 3 were the only FP ones I got. I still wound up with 10 or so good 3rd party games and still got a few to get (especially Trauma Team and Chocobo's Dungeon), though.
1133  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: September 14, 2012, 06:06:39 PM
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1134  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 14, 2012, 03:35:22 PM
I actually liked 4 the least, but I can't remember why. I loved the first 3, though. BoFII did have problems, but they were all par for the course for its time. I've yet to finish any of them, though. Not unlike most games I own.
1135  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars original generations 2 for ps3 on: September 14, 2012, 10:49:02 AM
That's the only thing that's got me worried about this game now...
1136  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Crimson Shroud - Matsuno's Newest Game on: September 14, 2012, 10:47:12 AM
Yeah, this is probably the better idea, IMO. It almost sounds like they aren't bringing over Aeroporter and that other game anyways.

I seriously want Crimson Shroud right now, though, so this is fantastic news if it turns out to be true.
1137  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 14, 2012, 10:41:24 AM
Unit A could attack an exhausted nearly-out-of-supplies unit B by surprise with 10 times the numbers, but if unit B has cooler robots than unit A they don't stand a chance.  They might as well save themselves the trouble and just run away from the start.

This is what I get for posting at 1 am. I know exactly what you're talking about now, and I hate it, too most of the time. Highly excessive numbers where it's obvious that they couldn't get out unscathed without some kind of good strategy, yet they just bull through it anyways and 9 times out of 10 it's because they were better equipped, seems to be especially common in modern mecha, and it's why I have trouble enjoying them. It's okay every once in a while, especially if it has a purpose (like to show off a newer piece of tech or a newfound skill), IMO, but a lot of shows seem to take it too far, especially when a show seems to base most of its action around it (looking at you, Gundam Wing and SEED Destiny). Then it devalues it until it just becomes boring and predictable, though I'll admit I thought Code Geass' action was still fun to watch despite being equally guilty of all of that. I'm still trying to figure that one out. I do agree with the implication that Turn A Gundam has some of the best fights in Mecha. That's really how it should be done, IMO.

Armored Trooper VOTOMS might be more your thing, Kevuda. The main dude usually uses comparable, if not the exact same units that his enemies are using, so pretty much all of the fights so far (plus the ones I watched on youtube) have required raw skill and strategy to win.

Fang of the Sun Dougram, VOTOMS' predecessor (but unrelated story-wise), also relies heavily on strategy, though tech is still very much a factor, albiet it affects both sides for once.
1138  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Bayonetta 2....... on: September 14, 2012, 12:54:24 AM
The Wii was a massive Success, though...I don't think even Nintendo expects to get those numbers again. That right there might contribute to a slower drop in price, though.
1139  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 14, 2012, 12:49:36 AM
I'm not quite sure what you're talking about, Kevuda. Usually it's the opposite from what I've seen - no matter how many new units they present, the "good guys" always find a way to win. Sure, maybe in the first few episodes it's all about the newer tech, but it doesn't take long until the other side gets even better tech. A little more specific examples would be helpful, though. I have a selective memory when it comes to Mecha fights.

I will say that technology is a factor in modern warfare, so it's not like that would be entirely unrealistic.
1140  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: September 13, 2012, 11:49:22 PM
I really wish I could get into some Mecha stuff.... I mean there is soooo much of it, I'm sure boat loads of it would really do it for me but all the ones I have seen I can't stand.... Code Geas and Gundam both fall into that category (though admitingly I've only seen a pinch of Gundam)... I loved Evangelion though... do you have any suggestions in that respect (meaning, more psychological and story driven and less "tech-ee" stuff)??

Raxephon (I'm not spelling that right) - I'll admit, I've only seen a little so far, but what I have seen was Evangelion done right, or at least done significantly better.

You might also like Aura Battler Dunbine and Escaflowne, considering your love of fantasy settings.

Most Mecha I've seen are story-driven, though, including nearly every Gundam, Dougram, VOTOMS, Layzner, maybe even Macross and Nadesico since I really dug the plots in those, though I'm really questioning Macross now. I'd say Code Geass is character-driven, though. Maybe it's just the ones I've watched, though.

And I'm not sure what you mean by "Tech-y". I'm guessing you mean stuff like in star trek where they're try to focus on the technology, throwing out terminology and explainations and stuff. But I don't think most mecha shows do a lot of that, unless I'm just forgetting a lot of stuff. Like, I've watched the original Gundam a thousand times, and outside of a few name-drops and a few references to the central scientific principle that sets apart the Gundam world, Minovsky Particles, they never really gave much of a focus to the tech stuff. I had to go to the glossary on Gundam Official to get most of that stuff...
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