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2026  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / UMD Movies on: March 12, 2006, 11:09:22 PM
Well, I've got a 1gb memory stick and have a full season (13 episodes) of a show on there without issue, though it's not the full resolution quality.  Since I get a discount at work, I'll buy some of the used movies ($5 is a good price), but I simply can't see it working very well at the current prices.  It's cool because I'm stuck on campus all day, but I buy most of my movies on DVD.

2027  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / UMD Movies on: March 10, 2006, 09:08:46 PM
I'd like to see what everyone here thinks about the release of movies on UMD format.

I personally think it's a mixed bag.  I'd totally pick up some movies on UMD if they priced at $10 or less, but paying $15 or upwards of $25 for a UMD title is silly.

I did happen to get the first two seasons of Family Guy on UMD today for $25, which is what brought this up.  I'll get something like that, but wouldn't get it for the full retail price ($50).

What about you all?

2028  The Rest / General Discussions / A discussion on localisations and censorship on: March 10, 2006, 03:29:37 PM
It's a bit different for my example - we know what nuclear weapons do, but we've never experienced something like that firsthand.  It's like nudity on television in America vs in Canada and Europe.  While such images are acceptable in one place, they're unacceptable in another.  Everyone knows what nudity is, it just had a different effect on different people.

I personally don't feel as if it's a huge issue, we've certainly come much further than I would've expected compared to some of the dialogue in years past.  It's not like other things aren't watered down for general consumption - have you guys ever watched The Matrix on TBS?

2029  The Rest / General Discussions / A discussion on localisations and censorship on: March 10, 2006, 03:19:19 PM
There's cultural differences, plain and simple.

You think that the people who were born before 1945 in Japan would really find Fallout to be that kind of kitchy cool we do with the mushroom clouds and the nuclear fallout?  We think it's cute.  It would be offensive to them.

2030  The Rest / General Discussions / New Names on: March 10, 2006, 02:29:47 PM
I nearly forgot - my name on the last iteration of the boards was different.  I was "Teh John".  Was considering changing it to "John", but felt it was too simple.  So I reverted to "KeeperX".  I'm still the lovable webmaster of this site.

2031  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 3 Unveiled on: March 09, 2006, 08:18:57 PM
Persona 2 was reprinted, you should be able to find it at GameStops and EBs.

2032  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou vs. the Super Power Army on: March 09, 2006, 08:13:57 PM
I am stuck.  Can anyone who is playing this tell me what in the crap I am supposed to do for the third tutorial fight?
2033  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 09, 2006, 02:38:45 PM
Playing more into Boku no Watashi no Katamari Damacy (JP) - got to the stages where I'm going for more than five minutes.  There's no stages so far that are "go from 5 cm to 1000m" like in the console KD, but that's good, as you're never more than 10 minutes, so far.  It's got awesome pacing for a portable, I will give them props for that.

Waiting on Tourist Trophy to come in.  I will savor it.

2034  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The 360 on: March 08, 2006, 09:40:24 PM
One final thought. I was under the assumption that only the 360 hardware and the hard drives were in limited quantity. But after going to stores, apparently some games are hard to find too. Apparently now from what I gathered fromt the Gamestop guy, you had to preorder Ghost Recon Advanced to secure a copy. Wierd to say the least.

That's about the only game that's hard to find, and that's because it came out today.  We got 36 copies in at work, but we had 34 preorders.

2035  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Shadow Heart: From the New World on: March 08, 2006, 08:48:24 PM
Thanatos: I'd consider reading posts fully.  A quarter page is all you get, sometimes, when it comes to print.  If the title is not a large mainstream title, Often you only get two paragraphs to describe the game.  That's not the fault of the reviewer, but a fault of print as a whole.  Because bytes of data are far less inexpensive than pages of paper, the reviews on the internet tend to be far more detailed.

Shadow Hearts will likely sell less than 100,000 copies in America, whereas the newest iteration of Madden will sell more than 4 million.  Which do you cater to, the four million or the one hundred thousand?  Are you so daft that you don't see the difference?

2036  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 3 Unveiled on: March 08, 2006, 07:34:39 PM
Quote from: "Hidoshi"
Quote from: "MeshGearFox"
Yes, because SMT:N didn't have cock demons.

And Daggerfall didn't have nipples in it.

And Omikron didn't get localized either. NANOTECH PENIS IMPLANTS ANYONE?!?!?!?!?

Re: Omikron - Quantic Dream's a French company dude. Now while France is not part of North America, it also doesn't count much as 'localisation' when it's part of the perceived Western hemisphere.

Nipples and cock demons != suicidal main character who kills himself to gain special powers. It's just a little more disturbing when your game avatar is killing himself every battle. Even I'm not behind that one.

Dude.. to go forward in parts of Omikron, you need to die to inhabit another body.

2037  The Rest / General Discussions / Sony Online Entertainment Jabs at Penny Arcade with donuts on: March 07, 2006, 08:05:11 PM
You have to have a webcomic that 4 million people a month read, first.

2038  The Rest / General Discussions / Game journal yeah whoo. on: March 07, 2006, 06:53:18 PM
Playing Ys: The Ark of Napishtim PSP.  On Canaan Island.  I'd be further if it weren't loading.

Ordered Tourist Trophy (Chinese Version), because it was so cheap and I'm unwilling to wait any longer to play the damn thing.

2039  The Rest / General Discussions / I Love You, Play Asia on: March 07, 2006, 06:23:53 PM
Despite how much Ashton hates them, Play Asia has gained my devoted love.  They have Tourist Trophy (Chinese Version) for $24, shipped.  Godspeed, Play Asia, Godspeed.


2040  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Shadow Heart: From the New World on: March 07, 2006, 05:43:50 PM
Some of you guys are such hypocrites.  I said PSM gave too weak of a review and it got a "high ranking" (8).

No.  No, you didn't.  You said:

I just got my PSM today in the mail and the dumb bitch only gave the game an 8/10. I usually never agree with PSM and their reviewers. For the original Shadow hearts review, they only gave it a 6.5 or a 7. They are idiots. Just thought I would put that out there.

The reason her review pissed me off was the only reason she graded it down was because Yuri wasn't in it. It was a poorly done review, it seemed like she didn't grade the game itself, but she just was mad that it was a new story and that is how she graded it.

She mentioned nothing about Yuri in the review, but did mention how the new cast wasn't as strong as the old cast, which is a completely valid complaint.  I don't believe the cast is nearly as strong as Covenant's.  I disliked Johnny, didn't think much of anything of Natan, thought Mao was useless and flat out didn't care about anyone but Frank, and even he wasn't that great.  While XSEED's translation is top-notch, I never once felt attached to the characters.

The writing style of a print-magazine review is going to be far different than an online review, specifically because of space.  I never had more than 500 words to work with in reviews of any kind when I wrote for the UNLV paper, but my RPGFan reviews regularly exceed 1500 words.  When a title doesn't have a large imprint on the industry, the review is going to be much more concise.  I think that the review is just fine, she touched on the major points (increased difficulty, new setting, changed cast) that the reader of a magazine is going to care about.  Again, consider your audience.  Don't you remember English 101?

I think you're also confusing quite a bit between a 'fan' and a 'fanboy'.

We'll use Urban Dictionary to compare.

Fan: A person who has interest or likes something, or somebody. Can refer to many things including sports, movie stars, food/drink and so on. Basically anybody that likes something.

Fanboy: A passionate fan of various elements of geek culture (e.g. sci-fi, comics, Star Wars, video games, anime, hobbits, Magic the Gathering, etc.), but who lets his passion override social graces.

Now, as much as I enjoy RPGs, I don't believe I'm a fanboy to the genre - there are far more RPGs that I dislike than there are games that I really enjoy.  If you could call me a fanboy to anything, it would be to Firaxis games, which I buy the day they're released, regardless of reviews or other information about the game.  Now, if the site were called "RPGFanBoy", I might be inclined to agree.  Not in this case, however.

For a game that you haven't even played, you certainly are defending the cast quite a bit.  Your original, unedited post was nothing more than anger over something you haven't had any hands-on experience with, and even your edit made little sense with the initial comment.  'She gave it an 8, the dumb bitch' and 'oh, well, she's just mad about the new cast' when the new cast is a valid issue in regards to the title don't back each other up.

Remember, an argument is a conclusion plus reasons.  An opinion is simply a conclusion.  You have to remember that your reasons have to be relevant to your argument.

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