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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 17, 2014, 07:21:25 PM
So I had my 4th date last night and we finally made out. It was my first time doing that, I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl.

Also I think I'm in love, damn arent I a cheesy person.

psh big deal, *I* got some more Saturn games.




Hey, getting games is awesome too! And if someone like me can do something like this it's not a stretch that everyone posting here could if they wanted. I had pretty much given up and settled for a hermit life but I didnt want to succumb to that without at least trying the other thing.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 17, 2014, 07:01:15 PM
Ah don't worry, I won't fuck it up I think. I'm not going to rush things. We've been talking extensively for over a month now even if we only really had 4 dates and she is from the same university and course so we do have other small IRL interactions here and there. I am not about to tell her I love her but I do feel like it's reciprocated. I mean we did all kinds of romantic/cute things like cuddle,holding hands,hug plus what I already mentioned and stuff as we did various things like playing Streets of Rage 2 co-op, watching funny videos and anime. She is as much of a noob as I am in this kind of thing so we are pretty much exploring an discovering as we go along, we are 19 so it's not like this is a hardened jaded adult thing.

Also thanks Goose,Dice,D,Jawsh,Klutz and Mickey for the congratz/input.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 17, 2014, 10:45:12 AM
I know lol, Im flabbergasted at myself. Thanks :)
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 17, 2014, 04:32:14 AM
So I had my 4th date last night and we finally made out. It was my first time doing that, I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl.

Also I think I'm in love, damn arent I a cheesy person.
5  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: December 12, 2014, 11:24:55 AM
Psycho Pass 2's plot really is a huge trainwreck, I have never seen so many plotholes in one story before lol.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 09, 2014, 05:09:46 PM
Are we anything alike?
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 09, 2014, 08:34:24 AM
I've had an absolutely miserable last two weeks.  I'm not going to waste time with descriptions about why that no one will read or really care too much about.  I just wanna say it fucking sucks and leave it at that.

Hang in there. If you need to vent, I'll listen.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 09, 2014, 06:26:52 AM
You guys brought up some good points, the EU has already been working towards providing more consumer rights when it comes to digital goods and hopefully in the future some of those concerns will be resolved.
I understand that in the literal sense you don't own digital games but in the practical sense it's basically the same thing(the concerns mentioned are highly unlikely events, I'm not really sweating over it personally, statistically speaking these "catastrophic" events must be lesser than 1% given the volume of things being sold and the number of costumers) and there are ways around dealing with a banned account(most of the time if you didn't do something completely asinine, they will reinstate your account if you make enough noise) and as for the possibility of removing a product from the store if it's anything like PSN for example where they removed UMvC 2 or whatever, people who "owned" the digital game still had access to downloading the game even though it was pulled from the store.. And ultimately like I previously mentioned if something is on the internet, it's there forever.
Let's not forget that physical things can be lost/stolen/damaged/degraded and whatnot too. Nevertheless I think it's important that both options exist, ideally you want a physical market to coexist with a digital one. Plus I don't really trust the longevity of a digital purchase in the console environment.

I wouldn't get worked up over this discussion, you can do whatever you want. Reiterating the "Live and let live" sentiment.

9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 08, 2014, 04:36:41 PM
Off the top of my head, you don't have a tangible physical thing which is something some people value(in your case a disadvantage actually) and there is a risk of products losing a lot of their monetary value what with the insanely reduced prices of digital goods and constant sales(at least video game wise), it might be hard to maintain a sustainable business if consumers aren't willing to offer up the money for bigger and costly endeavors with the "wait for sale"/"Ill wait until it's 2 dollar" mentality in a theoretical all digital future, if this was a thing that happens in the future, I think the prices of digital games would inevitably rise in response or the minute things are really all digital the sales won't be as frequent and as dramatic because there are no other avenues to buy the games.
Having a market for physical goods and people interested in them is healthy for the industry in that sense I believe.

This is a thing that relates to this - http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-explains-why-its-digital-games-are-not-less-expensive/1100-6415997/
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: December 08, 2014, 03:30:34 PM
Dammit.. Another possibly obsolete PS3 game I have(Last of Us says hi), at least I own the CE. I doubt I will upgrade for the PS4 version unless they improve the game even more.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 08, 2014, 02:58:53 PM
^ More truthfacts

While we are at it, let's talk about consumer rights. The thing here is the resale possibility of physical goods. There are several other advantages that in my eyes trample the ever living shit out of the possibility of reselling games..

First of all, if you are reselling games to a store you are going to get like 2 cents for a game that you paid 60 dollars for(I'm obviously being sarcastic here, I know it's not as terrible). This is moot if you sell the game through other avenues.

We are at an age where information is absolutely overwhelming, you can know so much about a game before even buying it, thus greatly reducing the risk of taking the chance on a game.
Let's not forget to address the elephant in the room. I could easily go to Steam/Humble Bundle/GOG/whatever in a time of sales, spend 200 euros on games and if I wanted the console versions(let's not forget that more often than not these are versions riddled with technical issues that admittedly are not a huge deal if you don't care too much but it's still a nice bonus to have a smoother experience) I would pay like 500-1k or more, the price is something that also easily makes up for any possibility of getting screwed for buying a shitty product(something that is incredibly naive, if improbable at this day and age tbh.).

Sharing games?
Well I have steam family sharing with a couple of friends amounting to a library of over 500 games combined. How this works is that as long as your friend is not playing any game currently, you have access to their entire library of games unrestricted and you can play a ton of their games without paying a single cent. Lending a physical game is less convenient and it's just one or a few games, not an entire library. The catch here is that if your friend does nothing but play games on his PC, this is useless but honestly I think most adults have a ton of responsibilities and whatnot so you are always going to find long openings to access their games(this is very relative but I have friends that have a ton of games and I almost never catch them playing anything.).

No price gauging, Suikoden II like Dice mentioned for example.

Other non consumer rights related stuff:
It's better for developers, digital stores get less money from each sale as opposed to physical retailers.
It also allows for smaller teams with no economical power to publish physical games to have an avenue to put the game out there.

And for me personally, I never sell the physical games I buy because I always buy them with the intent of keeping them so these "consumer rights" mean jackshit to me, of course this is a personal stance and thus of limited relevance but you might find yourself in the same situation.

Plus digital services like Origin already allow you to ask for refunds on digital games for a certain period of time after purchase, let's hope Steam follows suit.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 08, 2014, 02:21:13 PM
The no ownership thing is pretty bullshit. PC is an universal platform with eternal backwards compatibility. Just because something is digital, it doesn't mean you don't own it. I see my steam games lasting longer than fiddly cartridges that will inevitably stop working 20-30 years from now and let's not forget the problems that come with hardware, you want to play your PS2 games 20 years from now, well you better have an old ass HDTV or CRT if you don't want to see games through the eyes of an elderly 92 year old man with cataracts in like 8k tvs or whatever resolutions TV's will be at the time(the solution to this problem is emulation) and you better pray that you don't have to find another PS2 because hardware doesn't last forever, digital goods have a higher lifespan if the service is competent. I totally get the appeal of owning physical games, in fact I have a sizable video game collection that will hopefully keep growing but I'm not going to engage in cognitive dissonance about it.
Steam isn't going anywhere any time soon, if ever, there is absolutely no reason to think that you don't own those games, if for some unbelievable reason Steam went under, they could easily disable the DRM off all the games before shutting down or you could simply crack the damn games and save them forever on a hard drive or whatever and in the case that you are unable to do this, even though I am totally against piracy, there are positive aspects to the scene in terms of preservation and cataloging(I hope this isn't against the rules, I'm simply discussing the invisible positive ramifications of the existence of piracy). The physical market for PC isn't dead either, I can go to a store here and find physical versions of games like Resident Evil Revelations, Sonic Generations and what have you for 5 euros or less.

Obviously you can choose to play wherever you want and that's no one else's business, I'm just refuting one of your points.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The most horseshit battles you've suffered through, an RPG retrospective on: December 08, 2014, 08:59:03 AM
Bhunivelze in LR was a bit of a pain for me. I was massively under equipped and my execution and timing had to be spot on if I wanted to beat him. I spent like 3 hours on that thing, it doesn't help that the boss is the very incarnation of the Bitch, this is not even my final form shenanigans.

Mega Heat Turbo in Digital Devil Saga 2 and the last to final boss were very difficult, they could easily kill you, they had a ton of hp and you couldnt make one single mistake and for the last to final boss you needed to have a specific ability(Null Charm) that I ended up having to grind for.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 03, 2014, 04:56:29 PM
My only real issue with it has much less to do with the platform itself and more to do with the kind of people often associated with "PC Master Race" being the kind of people who complain about things like frame-rate, texture pop-in, render distance and a myriad of other things that make them sound snobbish and elitist.  It's the same kind of people who are constantly trumpeting about how glorious their screen resolution is, and want to look down on me for not caring about their dual cable systems.   If using Geralt to slice a bunch of monsters into a 1000 pieces is somehow impossible for you to enjoy in anything less than 15360x8640 pixels of Wide Quad Graphics Display, you need to get bent.

Not dealing with those people is worth missing out on playing anachronox or planescape for only 10 bucks

Do you even deal with people on console communities. If you don't, why do you think you would have to deal with the PC community too? I play all platforms and I'm completely isolated in all of them ahah
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: December 02, 2014, 06:27:26 AM
Congratulations Dice, I can't wait for the day I get to say the same thing.
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