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16  Media / General Games / 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.
17  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.
18  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.
19  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.
20  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
21  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.
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 01, 2014, 04:57:48 AM
They talked about relevant gaming stuff, I don't see anyone pushing "agendas". This image never felt more appropriate.

23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Most Favourite Gaming Moments~! on: November 19, 2014, 05:02:21 PM
Great idea for a thread.
Seeing Diablos being summoned for the first time in FF8 was super incredible for me as a kid. All the summons were but this one was definitely the one that wowed me the most back then I think.

999's safe ending was like, DAYUMMMMMMMMMMM, the true ending exploded my mind and that's the best kind of feeling I can get from a game, along these lines I could enumerate a bunch of other plot twists that were pretty mentally orgasmic(99,VLR,MGS2 and some more) or shockingly delicious(I think I mean deliciously shocking but whatever,something from DanganRonpa 2) or plot points that made me cry like a toddleR(Nier,MGS3,FFX and others) from various games but I'll refrain myself.

At the time I was playing Dark Souls, when I beat Sen's Fortress my brother was watching and we both bore witness to the greatest transition into a new area of all time(well for me personally obviously). We had our mouths literally open during the introduction of Anor Londo, such a majestic place after one of the trickiest places in the game.

In BoF3, that fight that leads into the 2nd half of the game and what happens in the 2nd half to the main character was so awesome.

The little I played of Shadow of Colossus, I was pretty immersed in it and the scale of that game was super impressive, I really need to get around to playing it proper.

24  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: November 17, 2014, 06:14:45 AM
Yeah I noticed some things,like how they imply more heavily that
the main character becomes Archer
25  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: November 16, 2014, 06:59:30 PM
Psycho Pass 2 is pretty ridiculous, but even in it's nonsense I can't help but be thoroughly entertained. It certainly doesn't has the stronger writing from s1 though.
Me and my bro are watching it in conjunction and we laughed our asses off when that old man said "I want to save lives like Kamui" in the context of what he was doing.

Fate Stay Night has been pretty samey in comparison with the 2006 anime so far apart from a few scenes and slight differences in character interactions. Doesn't help that I watched the 2006 anime during the summer. The animation is much higher quality but still.. I wonder when things will actually get considerably different.
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 14, 2014, 09:13:17 PM
Yeah they also released direct feed footage of  that world exploration video, that thing is just the demo and it's already super huge. And that's just a little section of that map.. This game is gonna be gud. Just  hope they manage to fill that world map with fun things to do and a great sense of exploration.


For that video they disabled  world events/tasks and combat, it's just a bunch of walking(literally a walkthrough) but it looks insanely good, I hope I'll be able to get lost in this world and that it will be wonderful to explore.
27  Media / Game Journals / Re: glass Ruins Final Fantasy Tactics on: November 14, 2014, 09:03:00 PM
I wish I could follow this thread but I have yet to play this game.. Oh well, have  fun guys!
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 14, 2014, 05:34:29 PM
It's really hard to talk for hours... I usually liked activity dates because you can be quiet and do things together instead of awkwardly staring at each other across the table. Maybe relax and let things laspe into just enjoying the moment a few times?

Yeah I'll definitely try to go for a more activity filled date next time. I mean we were going to the movies but we just didn't make it in time for the screening of the movie we wanted, at the same time I'm kinda glad because we had barely met and known each other so it was at least good to get acquainted.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 13, 2014, 08:04:51 PM
Went on my first real date, I asked this girl out. She is cool, we were supposed to go to the movies but we arrived too late for the movie we wanted to watch, so instead we went and played bowling and spoke all night. I think I did well and we had a pleasant time, I mean I was asking a lot of questions and she was basically going on and on about whatever I asked so I guess that's a good sign. She seems to be a little shy, she avoided eye contact. This is such a pain in the ass, honestly I have been sulking for forever about how I was going to end up alone because I was too weird and too much of a loner and thought less of myself for that, after seeing what it is like to be "normal". If this doesn't go anywhere I learned two things about myself, I can have normal conversations and be social with girls if I put an effort into it and god I'm so not going to pursue this actively in the future, I'm so so content in staying alone, I'm so exhausted just from a few hours of constant dialogue. I rather like my "loserish" stay home play video games and watch shit lifestyle. I have friends and that's enough social interactions for me. I would like to try getting into an actual relationship at least once just to see what it's like.

Klyde, seems like we are kindred spirits.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 10, 2014, 08:21:16 PM
Congrats Dincrest! They say as soon as you get paid to do something you can start calling yourself a professional.

I just had the "interview" for my new guild in Wildstar.

I really hate when online game guilds play at bureaucracy when folks are just trying to have fun, but whatever. They're a nice group of people and it's not like entry is determined by skill or any BS like that.

Ahaha back when I played WoW I used to really enjoy making guild applications(though I only changed a few times as I tended to be fairly loyal and dedicated towards my guilds.). It helped my english a ton and it felt like serious business and I guess I enjoyed that back when I played.
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