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61  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 12, 2015, 03:39:18 AM
When the dollar was at par/worth more, there were no price drops. Prices stayed stagnant and Canada paid much more for things.

When the dollar is worth less, prices have gone up again.

It's complete hypocrisy on the part of business. How is that difficult to understand?

Then again, you think 60 and 80 are the same amount.
62  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 12, 2015, 03:13:43 AM
That it's not ok for companies to gouge Canada just because they can.

The exchange rate excuse has been used for years but when our dollar was at par/worth more a while back?

Nothing changed. But now of course it's fine to mark everything up.

As for playasia, if they only charge in u.s. dollars, it should be clearly marked on the site and there should be no option for viewing things in CAD. The way the site is set up now is extremely misleading.
63  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 12, 2015, 02:46:11 AM
Not saying life doesn't suck.  Just pointing out the obvious response to Lard's conspiracy theory nonsense.

I mean for christ sake he complained about Play-asia prices, calling it a "scam".  How can anyone think that an import site wouldn't be affected by exchange rates...

Thanks for being insulting, dickhead.

And yes, having an option to list prices in CAD but not actually offer sales in CAD?

And not have it clearly marked on the site?

Nope, totally above board.

And of course the priveleged americans who get everything handed to them will say "That's tough but that's life".

I also wasn't aware that 80 dollars and 60 dollars were the same amount.

Everyone's been doing math incorrectly!
64  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 11, 2015, 11:31:14 PM

Whoops. Thought you were talking about prices rising in general.

That said, I suspect that the culprit is the fact that you guys are stuck on the NA plan which likes to cross that extra international border for the hell of it (and pay the lovely additional customs and shipping fees therein), not to mention the double whammy of getting extra screwed when a NA distributer decides that any kind of risk is unacceptable.

On the other hand, it could be worse. You could be living in Australia (who have to pay upwards to $100 bux per console game on average).

Australia getting boned doesn't justify publishers boning us.

"Don't complain. You're getting gouged but not as badly as this other place" doesn't cut it, sorry.

I'm tired of u.s. companies treating Canada like a piece of dogshit they found on their shoe.

If they can't be bothered to deal with is fairly, i'd rather they just stayed in the u.s. At least they'd be honest about their xenophobia then.

And given the cost of u.s. medical bills, you should be grateful for Obama care which has absolutely nothing with the topic at hand.
65  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 11, 2015, 10:23:58 AM
Then why are the games 20 dollars less in the states?

And that doesn't explain playasia shafting us.

I'm fucking tired of being treated as a pariah because I'm not from the glorious and majestic united states.

What the fucking fuck was the point of nafta if we get treated as a fucking third world country?
66  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: September 11, 2015, 04:59:43 AM
Red Fang covering a song from Fraggle Rock

http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/09/10/red-fang-cover-fraggle-rock-ask-the-big-questions/
67  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The best decade for cartoons on: September 11, 2015, 01:43:53 AM
As much as I am a fan of 90s cartoons (Night hood!), I have to say the 30/40s were the best time.
68  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: September 11, 2015, 01:36:33 AM
X-COM2 is 79.99$ CAN.

Welcome to the 80$ game in Canada.
With taxes in Quebec, that's 91.97$ CAN.

Exactly why I haven't bought a PS4 or XBO yet.

These greedy bastards can go fuck themselves.

It's funny because all three - Sony, Nintendo and MS all raised their prices at *exactly* the same time.

Pretty clear cut case of collusion and price fixing.

And I've heard the "exchange rate" bullshit argument over and over again - but the CAD was at a *worse* place when the PS2 came out and Sony didn't raise the price of it after it came out.

This is just gouging pure and simple.

Additionally, thought about ordering some stuff from Play Asia, as they have a CAD option on their prices. Problem is they *only* charge in USD, even if you're shopping in Canada, which fucks us on the exchange. That seems like a deliberate scam on PlayAsia's part.
69  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: TV shows axed too soon on: August 07, 2015, 05:50:57 AM
Police Squad!

The Naked Gun movies were good.....but the series was great.
70  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 5 JRPGs for Total n00bs! - Post Yours! on: August 07, 2015, 05:39:19 AM
1. Suikoden I

2. Grandia I

3. Skies of Arcadia

4. Phantasy Star IV

5 Lunar SSS

These all have pretty straightforward battle systems and are pretty good examples of the genre.

However, you can easily make an argument for one of the earlier FFs, Dragon Quests, Breath of Fire, Persona 3/4 and maybe Jade Cocoon for someone who may not be into Pokemon.
71  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: August 07, 2015, 05:34:05 AM
The new plot summary sounds more political than I expected, more in the vein of FF12.

I liked that music in the trailer while they were walking around. Was that overworld music from the Type-0 demo or was that just selected for the trailer?
72  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4 and 3DS on: August 07, 2015, 05:31:58 AM
Rocky Road is a delicious ice cream flavor.
The Rocky Mountains are a large mountain range along Colorado.
Rocky Balboa is a fictional boxer from a long running series of movies with varying quality.
Rocket "Rocky" J Squirrel is best friends with Bullwinkle the Moose
The Rocky Horror Picture Show features noted actor Tim Curry dressed as a dominatrix.
Rocky Maivia is the original stage name for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Rocky Desantos was the second Red Ranger.
The Rock was a 1996 film directed by Michael Bay and starred Sean Connery, Nicholas Cage and Ed Harris.
Ernest Borgnine acted in Bad Day at Black Rock in 1955.  He also starred in Ice Station Zebra, together with Rock Hudson.
A rock is a solidified mass of mineral matter occurring in nature.
Rock Howard is the son of dreaded antagonist Geese Howard from Fatal Fury.
The somewhat popular 90s videogame series Mega Man was better known in Japan as Rock Man.

Rocky Raccoon is a song on the Beatles' "White Album".
73  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4 and 3DS on: July 29, 2015, 12:59:28 AM
That said though, you should look into getting/playing DQVIII as that was the last good Console JRPG of the Aughts (XBC didn't come out until 2010 in JP).

No. Just no.

Also, I don't really care whether the protagonist is male or female. I just want the game to be fun, and have old fashioned turn based combat.

Please don't become an action game.
74  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Dragon Quest XI announced for PS4 and 3DS on: July 28, 2015, 05:16:07 AM
Not sure about the PS4 version, but the 3DS version has a 2D retro version of the game on the bottom screen (think the DS releases of 4-6) and it looks to be traditional turn based combat. Looks amazing. And it appears if you use the dpad to move around, you get into a 2D battle, if you use the circle pad, you get into a 3D battle.

Director is Takeshi Uchikawa. Previously worked on DQIX.

Sugiyama was asked to do the music from scratch with the feel of DQ1 in mind because XI is supposed to be a express a rebirth/fresh start feel in the game.

DQ10 and DQ11 coming for Nintendo NX too
75  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Atlus And Vanillaware Are Working On Odin Sphere For PS4, PS3, And PS Vita on: July 21, 2015, 05:30:06 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/07/20/atlus-and-vanillaware-are-working-on-odin-sphere-for-ps4-ps3-and-ps-vita/

Hopefully they fix the slowdown
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