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31  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: When Will Megaten: Strange Journey's Review Be Up ? on: December 20, 2009, 06:48:10 PM
What bothers me is why you chose to review Dragon Quest IX in your 'spare time' rather than the-more-relevant-title Strange Journey or even Devil Survivor, games that push the genre forward and not sitting-ducks , unevolving , rigid title like DQ franchise.
What are you talking about?
To be fair, we didn't review the Japanese version of Devil Survivor, which of course is the only "true" version. Let's all go bitch at Sam for only playing the game in English.
32  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: When Will Megaten: Strange Journey's Review Be Up ? on: December 20, 2009, 06:45:49 PM
I think "more relevant" is a term you're just throwing around for fun, because whether you like it or not, DQ is a bigger deal. DQ release day is practically a holiday in Japan.

Clearly, the discussion isn't what's more relevant overall, it's about what is more *interesting* to you, which is quite different. Honestly, I'm with you in not being a big DQ fan. They stick with certain RPG traditions set in place back in the 80s and for the most part, the series doesn't evolve or try anything new. But again, that's a taste thing. I'm not a fan, but sales figures speak for themselves in this case.

As for a review, it's a question better asked of one of our import reviewers, who, again, do buy these games for themselves, so they're not going to go spend money and time on Game X if they'd rather play Game Y.

Edit: Also, the Bayonetta thing is a horrid comparison. Besides the fact I believe the Japanese version is already in English, you barely need an understanding of the language to play a Devil May Cry-style action game. An RPG is completely different - you can't always just feel your way through it if you don't know the language.
33  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: When Will Megaten: Strange Journey's Review Be Up ? on: December 20, 2009, 06:22:54 PM
Those are also huge sites compared to us, and while I don't know salary details, I think it's safe to say that the people at 1UP get paid, as in, it's their job, not something they do for free in their spare time. That does make a huge difference.
34  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: When Will Megaten: Strange Journey's Review Be Up ? on: December 20, 2009, 06:05:04 PM
I'll sit back while you list all of the other volunteer-driven RPG-centric websites out there that have a review up of the game, let alone make a habit of posting import reviews at all.
35  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Holiday site layout on: December 17, 2009, 10:33:04 AM
I know it's brighter and not "dark basement"-friendly, but I'm glad most of you like the look. :P

(One of my "one day goals" for the site is to have multiple user-selected color schemes, which in theory will help people avoid bright (or dark!) colors. But that's probably a long way out.)
36  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FF XIV!!! on: June 03, 2009, 06:25:55 PM
It seems as usual this 'exclusive' thing might be meaningless when it comes to FFXIV... too early to say for sure, but that's the impression we got from the press conference:

http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2009/265.html
37  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FF XIV!!! on: June 02, 2009, 08:32:05 PM
It's exactly the second thing you mentioned from the looks of it: A whole new world with familiar races. We updated our story with a bit of info post-announcement:

http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2009/249.html
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Let's Tweet: the Twitter thread on: May 11, 2009, 12:35:05 AM
Plus - and God knows why I want to even argue this - "Myspace is dying"? This is news to me. They were an (admittedly annoying) unstoppable force of social networking before, and then News Corp. bought them, so I'm thinking they might be doing okay.

The only issue I have with Facebook sometimes is when people use it like it was Myspace - I loathe Myspace because of all the horrid layouts, and auto-playing music, etc. There's something to be said for giving people the freedom to decorate their page as they see fit, but at the same time, some people just shouldn't be allowed to "design." Strip away most of the crap, and all of the design junk, and it's a fine idea: That's essentially what Facebook is. It's a cleaner and better laid-out Myspace, to a point, but also very nice for keeping in contact with people. I don't even like mentioning the two sites in the same breath.
39  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Previews are back. on: May 10, 2009, 11:50:47 PM
Lookie: http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2009/195.html

There are no NEW previews (besides Zenonia), but since so many of you guys expressed your concern for us removing them, at least now you can easily access them again.

As for posting new ones, our writing staff is perpetually busy with reviews or other features, so unfortunately we don't have the man (or woman) power to do so currently.

Anyway, hope this helps those of you who were missing it.
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Let's Tweet: the Twitter thread on: May 10, 2009, 01:16:01 PM
I should probably clarify: Twitter is great for news sites and stuff, but not for people LIKE THIS. :P

The prospect of that kind of thing is why I avoided it for awhile. Thing is though, you only get updates from people you *choose* to, so if you're getting bathroom updates, it's only because you wanted to. :P
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Move along, nothing to see... on: May 05, 2009, 11:04:41 PM
I'm sure those of you on the boards tonight noticed a slight spam issue on General. I've removed the posts and banned the offending parties.

Board registration is currently closed, so I apologize to any potential new members; it will re-open shortly, we just want to be safe.
42  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Cowabunga? on: May 04, 2009, 12:11:37 AM
Big Apple

3 A.M.

YES. Though I'm sure the old voices won't be staying... unless they put in a 'classic' mode, which I kinda doubt, but it'd be cool.

Either way, this is great news. As Dennis said above, a few of us have been playing the 'other' arcade game lately, and I keep drawing comparisons to Turtles in Time and how much more I love that game. Definitely weird timing in that sense, but I can't wait. I've thought about asking an arcade in town if they'd be willing to part with their TMNT machine one day over the years, I've had so much fun with that game.
43  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: new site layout/design on: April 22, 2009, 07:45:26 PM
Well everything is posted essentially as a 'news' update first, in part due to the system we have that we use to update. Keep in mind once a feature gets slotted in the right-hand column, it DOES go right to the article itself.

It IS a good suggestion though, so next time we revise our updating system, I'll make sure we consider that; but again, right now, it's gotta be that way for technical reasons.
44  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: new site layout/design on: April 14, 2009, 01:34:28 AM
Wow, green links! Yeah, it was definitely an issue with your browser caching the old stylesheet.
45  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: new site layout/design on: April 13, 2009, 11:44:20 PM
I had no idea the small amount of previews we had at a given time was so popular amongst our readers. It's too bad they're such a time-suck in writing compared to reviews, or we may have kept it going, heh.

Also, for those following all of this, yes, I've changed the soundtrack banner for a static image until the link issue is resolved. (Though part of me wants to keep it as-is - without a solid banner there, it does give some nice breathing room to the header.)
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