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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 19, 2014, 11:00:09 AM
Plot twist: Mesh is his brother.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 16, 2014, 04:07:25 PM
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Hmm a yellow bike sounds like a not bad choice anyways.  Might match mah brown locks anyways, being more visible sounds like one heck of a bonus.

That too, but I have to admit my main reason for getting a yellow one was that Bumblebee was my favourite Transformer.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 16, 2014, 03:51:45 AM
I feel bad for retail employees that have to ask if I know the movie I'm buying is on Blu-ray and not on DVD. I mean, Blu-ray players have been available for 8 years now, are there still people who don't know the difference?

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...who the heck attacks bikes? Like, maybe that'd be a city problem, but then again, you'd think a city person would have more respect for a bike's importance as a necessary means of transportation...you'd think they'd just steal it instead...

Teenagers who can't accept that some bikes have a different colour, and think the bike and its owner need to be taught a lesson for not being normal.

As for stealing, the yellow bike was actually less likely to be stolen. It stood out too much, was too easy to recognise.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The SaGa (emphasis on the captials) Thread on: December 15, 2014, 07:52:42 AM
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how much did you guys pay for your memory cards?  I spent like 60 bucks for a 64 gig.  Which was still a lot, but most people are acting like they had to hack off part of their leg in order to buy one.

I got an used 4 gig for 10 back when I bought the system. That was the best deal I could find and all I could afford at the time. I should probably upgrade since pretty much all the review copies I get a digital, but I'm managing by storing games I'm not playing on my PC.

Fun fact: most of my set-ups are usually shittier than those of my readers.

Fun fact 2: my PSP has 8GB, which I bought for 5.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 15, 2014, 06:23:07 AM
Bought a new bicycle today. A dark blue and white Batavus Cambridge Supreme. It, eh, kinda stands out because of the white.  I'm glad I'm not in high school anymore, because it would have been destroyed within a day. High school kids do not take kindly to bikes that are not a socially acceptable black or brown. (My last bike, which was yellow, was a popular target for bullies. I've had my tires slashed, my sadle stabbed, my basket crushed... And then there were the times I pushed bullies of the road with it, used it as a shield... It's kinda amazing that bike still had trade-in value.)
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The SaGa (emphasis on the captials) Thread on: December 14, 2014, 08:54:28 AM
They also announced this Imperial SaGa thing, a browser game. I want to play it but I don't trust it.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 14, 2014, 04:14:26 AM
Isn't that how many breeders name puppies with a pedigree? Like, every year has a letter so every pup from that year has a name starting with that letter.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: December 13, 2014, 10:00:31 AM
Yep, when you're just starting out it's best to stick to games that only use a few buttons. I mean, I still have to look down at my controller after going from one system to another (Xbox and Nintendo are especially confusing), so I can kinda imagine how a newbie must feel.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: December 12, 2014, 08:46:08 AM
Some people like slow ass tank battle systems because it gives them time to think. An action RPG might feel a bit intimidating to someone who doesn't play games.
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: December 12, 2014, 05:12:56 AM
My sis would never consider herself a gamer, but some of the RPGs she liked are Breath of Fire, Atelier Iris, Lufia II and Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. So, based on that I would say: something 2D (that still looks nice enough) with straight forward game mechanics. Lunar sounds good.

Or, uh, how about Puzzle Quest? I played that game so much it kinda caused the death of my first PSP. (Whoops.) My sister played it too, but on PC. If you've got a decent iOS/Android device: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is great fun. It's also available for DS, PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Agent D is right though. Newer games do have that wow factor that appeals to many new gamers. If it doesn't have to be a RPG, there are plenty of shorter titles in the PS3 Store that make lovely introductions to the medium. Journey, Rain, Thomas Was Alone, Costume Quest... Yeah, I know half of them don't look that impressive, but if someone hasn't really played anything since Pac-man these games look really nice.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 12, 2014, 03:59:18 AM
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If you wish for only positive feedback, you are in the wrong line of work.

It's not about comments being positive or negative, it's about how those comments are made. You can critique a game without being a complete asshole about it. Like, say something like "Not a fan of Lucky Chloe. Have seen too many idol characters lately" instead of going all Comic Book Guy on some dev.

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I understand that having a bunch of little shits criticize your game or movie based on merits like "shit looks so lame" is infuriating, but be real. 9 times out of 10, no news is good news. Tekken has a dedicated fanbase, myself included, and Harada is gonna make bank regardless of what neogaf or redshit has to say about it. Same as Michael Bay's ninja turtles, Ben Affleck's Batman portrayal, and so on. Replying to the snot nosed 13 year olds with this kind of "feigned rage" is childish. You've still got hundres of thousands of fans who will love the game and the character, so why go to the trouble of baiting fanboys and nerdy fucks alike? Seems unnecessary.

I agree, but I can think of two reasons to do so:
1. Marketing. News like this goes beyond the usual fanbase. It's good to have a loyal group of players, but most franchises can't survive of that alone. You need to draw in new people.
2. This was the last drop and he wanted to say something for his own sanity. Fans on the internet are great as shitting on everything that doesn't meet their every demand and once you become aware of that, you have to be really thick skinned to be able to ignore it. (I think that as long as devs have a decent sense of humour about it, they deserve a free punch once in a while.)
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 08, 2014, 06:00:53 PM
I had a pet rabbit that followed me around the house like a puppy (a very angry puppy that bit people, and bossed cats around - she did not like cats). When I came home from school she'd hop towards the door to the hall, wait for me to open it, and then hop upstairs to my room to sit under my desk. Back when I still lived with my parents but that rabbit was long dead, it sometimes kinda felt like she was still sitting under my desk.

Bunny ghost is best ghost :D
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 06, 2014, 05:38:52 PM
The gifs won't go to waste: Yakuza 5 is being localised. Guess Sega finally figured out people actually want to buy games that aren't Sonic.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: December 05, 2014, 03:09:45 AM
And here I thought the whole discussion about Zwarte Piet in the Netherlands was getting really ridiculous, but you win, America, you win.

Funniest/saddest part: only racists make everything about race.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 04, 2014, 10:47:28 AM
I chose Atelier Escha & Logy for a yearly gush-over-your-favourite-game thing and was completely honest about its flaws ("this game is tiny", "it was made with a small budget and it shows", "Atelier Escha & Logy isn't even the best game I played this year"). 1 out of 6 commenters ordered the game after reading. 2 of 6 want to play the game but don't have the right hardware. It's a good thing I'm merely using my powers of persuasion to push pastel coloured crack instead of something truly nefarious.

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And now I'm imagining a Breaking Bad Atelier.
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