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Site Talk / Re: Anti-Piracy Circumvention Measures
« on: February 17, 2014, 06:50:14 pm »
Regardless of your personal opinion, RHDN has to abide by the law as best it can. As such, we're very wary of stuff like this.

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Front Page News / Re: Translations: One Man's Misfortune is Another's Gain
« on: February 17, 2014, 12:04:18 am »
Perhaps writing one might be a good idea?

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Front Page News / Re: Translations: One Man's Misfortune is Another's Gain
« on: February 16, 2014, 05:24:57 pm »
So is that the best you can do?

I don't like spelling this out, but the post was never serious to begin with. At least in regards to the release date I mentioned which just so happens to be on 9/11. That strikes me as an unfortunate coincidence. Thanks to you being a stupid retard, I have to come out and explicitly state it. That doesn't mean there aren't grains of truth in it. I'll even throw you a bone. The reason why the translation wasn't released with this announcement is because the script is still being revised. The project was starting to drag like a dead cat even though technically complete. Hence the news post. I do like the idea of retribution though.

That is the most unfunny fucking joke I've ever heard in my life.

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Front Page News / Re: ROM Hacks: New Hacks Added to the Database
« on: February 14, 2014, 09:13:59 am »
As you can tell, we get a lot of hacks, and we can't really playtest them anymore. We used to, but it got to be too much years before I became a staffer.

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Site Talk / Re: My News Articles not listed on my Profile
« on: February 12, 2014, 09:43:17 pm »
Oh yeah.... uh, what?   :huh:

If you mean by Public Maintenance.... so yeah.  8)
EDIT: Seriously, what do you mean by me hacking the site? I'm not into "script kiddies"-type of hacking.
Is their a person in the IIRC channel with the same username as me? There were alot of sites (esp. gaming sites) where "Zynk" is already taken. Also I read on the Staff Discussion board that there are script kiddies in the chatrooms. Is that true?

Script kiddie wannabes. We don't allow that kind of trash to be there for long. We got rid of them for good, though.

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ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Final Fantasy VI - Uncensored Graphics Patch
« on: February 10, 2014, 06:11:26 pm »
Just check the ROM Hacks section, man. There's like tons of those kinds of patches for FF3.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Admits Wii U Is A Flop? Interesting...
« on: February 06, 2014, 03:35:36 am »
No official information has come out. I personally think they just gave up.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Admits Wii U Is A Flop? Interesting...
« on: February 04, 2014, 11:47:40 am »
It's a shame that the Wii U is a flop, but, in all honesty, it's really just a continuation of everything that Nintendo's been doing for the past THIRTY YEARS or so.

The company is absolutely hardwired into the mindset of "We Shall Do What We Do And Damn The World Around Us", unable to shift and change in a fluid and rapid manner. When they DO appear to be adjusting to shifting tides, they do it in such a Nintendian way that it leaves people scratching their heads in confusion.

When the world began to adjust to standardized optical media -and it was plainly obvious that the CD was the way things were going- Nintendo made a cartridge based system, and then a puzzling proprietary magneto-optical... thing... and promptly lost massive amounts of third party support.

When the DVD became the heir-apparent format, Nintendo had the option of "one upping" Sony's PS2... but instead chose that weird minidisc format, again isolating it from the third parties who LIKED having more than 1GB of storage space- and eliminating Nintendo's console as one that people just might choose as a DVD player (one reason many people believe the PS2 took off so quickly was that dual functionality).

And onward and upward- Nintendo does what it does, seemingly in a vacuous bubble away from the influence of the people that actually buy its products.

Starting with the GC, they've basically used modified DVDs(or in the case of the Wii U, Blu-Rays) as their formats. The GC used Mini-DVD with a different copy protection scheme(Incidentally, it holds about 1.5 gigs), the Wii uses single and dual layer DVDs with a different copy protection scheme, and the Wii U uses Blu-Rays with a different copy protection scheme.

The Wii's copy protection mechanics of course utterly failed, as it's one of the most easy to pirate games on consoles in history. Only the PSP is easier.

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Front Page News / Re: Translations: New Translations Added to the Database
« on: February 02, 2014, 08:25:28 am »
I hope the translations of BOF2 and 3 were based off of the Japanese text, or some other language other than the English text... The English translation was horrible, terrible for both, moreso for BOF2. BOF3 is at least usually coherent.

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General Discussion / Re: Robocop
« on: January 31, 2014, 12:07:54 pm »
I want to see this movie insanely badly. Most anticipated movie in years for me.

Also there is a Terminator 5 being made, due out next year. It doesn't continue on from Terminator 4 due to it overall being a disappointment+McG's completely insane ideas for it causing serious strife with the studios.

T4 was originally meant to be the start of a trilogy, BTW.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Admits Wii U Is A Flop? Interesting...
« on: January 22, 2014, 11:32:49 pm »
That kind of game ain't as fun with mouse controls IMO.

That said, it includes levels from the PS3 version that the Wii version didn't have, so...

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Admits Wii U Is A Flop? Interesting...
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:15:05 pm »
House of the Dead: Overkill is great cheesy as fuck fun.

Sarge: I was more saying when the game's design does not suit motion controls. Epic Mickey was used as an example because it reallllllllly didn't suit them, the game being slammed in the press due to its camera controls being utter shite.

If it's a case where the game actually works with motion controls optimally, such as a light gun game, or a drawing game, or some other thing that is escaping me right now(And surely some are), then yeah motion controls only, but otherwise you just fuck over people who prefer standard controllers or those who can barely use motion controls, like myself. I'm a goddamned cripple, and a lot of games that do not need motion controls used them.

Optimal solution for Nintendo would have been to require both types of controls unless you apply and get an exception, but that's Nintendo for you. Lack of foresight(To be fair MS and Sony have lack of foresight as well, just not as bad).

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ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: RPG Demakes?
« on: January 19, 2014, 07:00:47 am »
Isn't one of them broken up into three games?

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Admits Wii U Is A Flop? Interesting...
« on: January 18, 2014, 06:28:53 am »
It's not game changing at all, it was a fad. A fad that is already over.

Everyone hates the XBone for including the Kinect and being that much more expensive for it. Everyone celebrated the PS4 for not including Move despite earlier plans. NONE of the most anticipated games from the last E3 had anything to do at all with motion controls. Very game changing indeed.

I think honestly the only reason it's mostly over is because no one figured out how to make new styles of games with motion controls. Mostly they tried to either adapt existign games to motion controls(See a lot of ports of games that also have PS2 versions on the Wii) or they tried to adapt existing genres without seriously rethinking them.

There's nothing wrong with motion control per se, though as a cripple I get pissed off as fuck when games like Epic Mickey require it when the sequel works just fine on an X360 controller, it's just how people use it in their games.

Really, I think the Wii mighta had more third party support if all games that were not entirely based around the motion controls also required standard controller support via the GC controller port or the Classic Controller. I know I'd still have my copy of Epic Mickey, I enjoyed the little I played of it.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Nintendo Admits Wii U Is A Flop? Interesting...
« on: January 17, 2014, 09:13:44 pm »
Aerdan I agree with most of your post but it did not dominate the generation as much as you say it did: http://gematsu.com/2013/11/worldwide-playstation-3-sales-reach-80-million

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/17/xbox-360-80-million-sold-and-counting

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/library/historical_data/pdf/consolidated_sales_e1309.pdf

At first it did no question, but that's old news, outdated by years now.

Really, I'd argue there was no single winner, as most of Nintendo's sales were in two groups: 1. Diehard Nintendo Fans, of which there are an insane amount. 2. "New" fans that don't normally play a lot of games. Much of the standard gamer market which gamed on the GC's 3rd party games migrated to PS3 and X360.

The profitability question is also a bit muddled. The PS3 and X360 sold initially at a loss, the PS3 very much so due to the blu-ray drive of financial doom, but they eventually got the costs down, and had a huge amount of successful third party games alongside of their first party games. Nintendo did not have nearly as many third party games that sold hugely, but they had lower developmental costs both in terms of the future hardware and in terms of their own games. Plus, until the 3DS price cut, they had never sold a console at a loss before, so the Wii's base hardware made them a fuckton of cash.

Nintendo also did not jump on the Online Games bandwagon nearly as much as Sony and MS did. A large reason why WiiWare failed was the 60 or so MB limit it had, and it was never really pushed. Virtual Console on the other hand, made a lot of money but I don't think any public figures have been announced as to how much they made from it. PSN Store and XBLA sold a far, far higher amount of games, but they were, for the most part, not as profitable per sale as the VC ones were.

In addition to all of that, we don't know how much money the various video/music services and MS/Sony's outright selling of videos and music made them. Or, more importantly, how that was counted on their balance sheets. Those might not be listed under the video gaming portion of their list of corporate profits, I don't know. I don't really know where to look over than their SEC filings, and even then there's so much paper to look through there it'd take me ages.

Combine all of that with the fact that all these consoles are still selling, and who the fuck knows which of the three won the console war of last gen.

All we really know is that Nintendo made a fuckton of cash, Sony's gaming division lost a fuckton and then made a fuckton, and MS' gaming division almost entirely lost a fuckton.

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Front Page News / Re: Translations: Zoids - Apocalypse in English!!
« on: January 16, 2014, 06:52:07 pm »
There were two RPGs on the Famicom before it (that used a first-person shooting type combat system), released in I think 1987 and 1988 but doesn't Zoids itself go back to like the 70s at least?

Yup, it's a pretty old franchise.

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General Discussion / Re: Abortion
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:09:32 am »
The problem with unwritten traditions is that, because they're unwritten, they can be changed by anyone to suit their own prejudices, so this particular argument is entirely worthless.

Aerdan, in Acts, much of the Old Testiment laws are tossed out the door. I don't recall the exact verse or number, but I've read it more than once.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: More SMW wackiness from TAS
« on: January 13, 2014, 12:22:44 am »
To be fair, the last one is like a week old and was debuted live at awesome games done quick 2014 so.

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