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« Reply #750 on: July 02, 2013, 10:46:48 AM »

That's actually my mutant power; I can invade people's dreams!!!

We have a new episode on the way soon.  Y'all may be surprised with our thoughts on Final Fantasy XIV... especially mine.......
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« Reply #751 on: July 02, 2013, 04:53:32 PM »

What games will you be covering this time around Rob?
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« Reply #752 on: July 02, 2013, 05:16:43 PM »

For the upcoming ep, we talked FFXIV, VLR, FFXV, more news, Project X Zone, and Muramasa.
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« Reply #753 on: July 02, 2013, 08:18:09 PM »

Ok, thanks for the info Stephen. :] I'll probably go straight to the news though, my JRPG days are behind me. Almost.
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« Reply #754 on: July 03, 2013, 08:20:29 AM »

Are there VLR spoilers?
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« Reply #755 on: July 03, 2013, 09:09:25 AM »

Are there VLR spoilers?

Nope!
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« Reply #756 on: July 04, 2013, 03:42:20 PM »

Happy Independence Day!  Enjoy the latest episode of the podcast! 
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« Reply #757 on: July 04, 2013, 03:55:45 PM »

Do you guys sing the US Anthem in the podcast?
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« Reply #758 on: July 04, 2013, 05:11:52 PM »

Nope.  I thought about singing Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, though. 
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« Reply #759 on: July 05, 2013, 01:58:05 PM »

You know... I've always said that I'd never invest in another MMO after playing FFXI since 2005, but the way you guys described 14 on this episode, it's sounding like I'm going to need to make some sacrifices.  If there's one thing I've learned since listening to these podcasts, it's that if there is an agreed high praise for a game among all of the podcast crew, then it is an AMAZING game.  I would've never got 999/VLR, Persona 4, and Dark Souls if it weren't for this podcast, and I'm SOOO FREAKING GRATEFUL for that, so thanks to all of you that have made this possible.

The one challenge I see that FF14 has, and all other MMOs for that matter, is hitting the audience like me that has grown so attached to 1 MMO, and don't want to start all the way back from the beginning at level 1.

I just wanted to mention one other thing regarding the new consoles.  I've heard rumors that neither the XBONE 180 or the PS4 will have backwards compatibility.  What are your guys' thoughts on that?  It would be a big turnoff for me personally, as that might actually make me consider an XBONE since I have a 360 but not a PS3.  Maybe they'll make some of the 360/PS3 games available through XBLA or PSN for purchase like the XBox originals were on the 360 to make some additional cash.  It'll be interesting to see what happens.
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« Reply #760 on: July 05, 2013, 02:02:36 PM »

The big reason why is the architecture shift.  Both the 360 and PS3 work on RISC-based processors, while the PS4 and Xbox One both use CISC-based X86 processors, much like those in modern PCs.

Here's a good analogy:  Imagine that you drive a diesel Jetta.  Eight years later, it's time for a new car, so you buy the new Jetta - but they only have Unleaded Jettas now.  It's the same brand and the same model, but it runs on a different fuel, so you're not going to be able to use your old diesel with it.
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« Reply #761 on: July 05, 2013, 02:29:26 PM »

The big reason why is the architecture shift.  Both the 360 and PS3 work on RISC-based processors, while the PS4 and Xbox One both use CISC-based X86 processors, much like those in modern PCs.

Here's a good analogy:  Imagine that you drive a diesel Jetta.  Eight years later, it's time for a new car, so you buy the new Jetta - but they only have Unleaded Jettas now.  It's the same brand and the same model, but it runs on a different fuel, so you're not going to be able to use your old diesel with it.

Wouldn't emulation still be possible though despite that?
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« Reply #762 on: July 05, 2013, 02:40:48 PM »

I would love for backwards compatibility in the new consoles, but I understand that I'm in the minority of gamers who actually care about playing old games.  Lots of people just want to play the latest thing, or their busy schedule prevents them from going back to their pile of shame.  Me, I love spending the summer playing all the games that I haven't had the chance to play in a long while, and I think it's a complete pain in the ass to bring out the old PS2 to play a certain game everyone's been asking us to talk about.
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« Reply #763 on: July 05, 2013, 02:44:39 PM »

Wouldn't emulation still be possible though despite that?

A modern powerful computer still struggles to emulate the PS2 perfectly.
While SE has the code needed to make it run a lot better, a PS3 emulation would likely have an abysmal FPS, sound tearing and graphic problems.
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« Reply #764 on: July 05, 2013, 02:47:08 PM »

Wouldn't emulation still be possible though despite that?

A modern powerful computer still struggles to emulate the PS2 perfectly.
A PS3 emulation would have an abysmal FPS, sound tearing and graphic problems.

I think what it comes down to is that building good emulation software is a significant time and money investment for a company like Sony or Microsoft that doesn't provide much of a return for them.

On the other hand, Sony has made claims of using their Gaikai service to allow you to stream and play PS1/2/3 games on PS4 sometime during its lifespan, so in THEORY those games will be accessible. The details, of course, are still unknown.

Also can we hurry up and get PS2 classics on Vita pls
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