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Gaming Discussion / Re: Some advice on GTA 5...
« on: December 30, 2013, 03:50:31 pm »
I've never played it, but it seems like some people are having issues with the trophy/achievement on the IGN guide. The responses seem to be either take it can take a long time for the event to happen and I don't know if more than one shows up. And someone else apparently had to start a new game file.

I'd wait it out and see if you get another call, sorry I can't help more.

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The place is tiny, two rooms, one 25 feet by about 15 feet, and the other probably about 15 by 15. If you play the pool table now there's a very good chance you'll whack the pinball machine or one of the walls by accident. Particularly because about 5 by 5 of those feet are taken up by the counter.

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My tiny little town actually still has an arcade, although it's not much of one. There used to be a Shinobi machine in the Ames' store a long time ago, and that was my favorite. I'd also play things like XMen: Children of the Atom, and eventually they got the sequel to that. There was also the game with the fighting dinosaurs, which I can't remember off the top of my head, a kind of Mortal Kombat clone. Those, along with the light-gun stuff, and driving stuff were always single player or with friends.

From 1997 onward though, there was almost always a Tekken machine. Usually as far away from the pool (billiards) table as possible. As that's where the crowds of two or more people would gather  :P

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I grew up in the arcade, but it was primarily single player games. That said, during my teens I played things like Tekken obsessively, and competitively. On one hand sometimes it was a great experience, but on the other hand I saw a lot of the same attitudes that I see playing multiplayer online today; disdain for people trying to learn, general rudeness and snobbishness, and people just generally being assholes. I tend not to like environments like that, because it frustrates me, but it frustrates me even more when I'm not as good as the person acting that way.

I did meet a couple very cool people, and I did pick a lot of gaming psychology. 

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Games and Society
« on: December 27, 2013, 01:20:54 pm »

Gaming is important to us and that is awesome. It is irrelevant to the rest of the world and that is fine.

You know, I really like this quote. I think it sums up my attitude at this point in life pretty much perfectly.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: A 600-page book just about Warioland 4 came out
« on: December 23, 2013, 02:34:03 pm »
that balrog was a bitch to kill, by the way.

Alas we were too greedy.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: A 600-page book just about Warioland 4 came out
« on: December 22, 2013, 04:56:55 pm »
I think it goes both ways though, because sometimes I think that people in this very community, have a tendency to sometimes over-analyze, and dig too deep. Talbain is someone that comes to mind offhand, which isn't an insult to him, because the issue could very well be that I don't dig deep enough; I do believe that some people have a tendency to dig so deep into a game that they begin to draw inferences from ideas, or information that the developer(s) never placed in their game.

Again my intention is to explain why I very rarely discuss games with Talbain on a level more than "I enjoyed it, or I didn't. I liked the story and thought it was original, or I thought it was cliche etc." even though Talbain's obviously very intelligent, and we have similar interest in a handful of games. I bring him up specifically because we've had a similar discussion in the past. The possibility is very real, that I simply don't dig deep enough, but to me he digs too deep. I can't speak for other people, but my assumption is that many of us (in this community which digs deeper than most, and holds games, and elements of games in a different regard than many places) look at games in different ways. Some of us enjoy games as an artform, some of us purely for their entertainment value, or how fun they are, and some people haven't found enjoyment from the gaming industry in recent years.

When you're working with such subjective material, it's difficult to quantify what makes a game good, what makes a game an artistic masterpiece. When thousands and thousands of reviewers have been trying for years, and there's still no consensus on a standard definition of good it makes it very difficult to talk about casually, and critically.

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Personal Projects / Re: Emulicious Hacking Tools for SEGA Mastersystem
« on: December 21, 2013, 03:09:43 am »
This is looking awesome, good luck.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Final Fantasy VIII Steam Release
« on: December 15, 2013, 04:11:01 pm »
Apparently the engines of FFVII, FFVIII, FFIX (and Parasite Eve 1 and 2) are very similar to each other, so it sounds feasible.


Although they may all be similar (I couldn't say), FFVIII is built straight from PE's engine.

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News Submissions / Re: Translations: Aeon Genesis Presents Royal Stone
« on: December 12, 2013, 02:07:49 pm »
You're on a roll Gid. Excellent job everyone, and congrats!

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ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Star Ocean:The First Departure Editor?
« on: December 01, 2013, 02:28:26 am »
I can't say for certain, but I think it's highly unlikely that there's an editor for this game. If you're only concerned with alter boss and enemy HP then the project shouldn't be extremely difficult. I say shouldn't because there's always the chance that information is compressed or stored in a way that makes access extremely difficult.

I don't know anything about psp emulation, or what emulator has a tracer, but if you find one that does, then that's going to be the first step (after learning about hex and the basics).

One thing to note though is, that to my knowledge, the game doesn't run properly on emulators. If this is still the case then that's going to make things harder than it's probably worth at this point, particularly if this is your first project.

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http://www.siliconera.com/2013/11/27/atlus-free-use-dormant-sega-ip-says-company-president/

As I have said elsewhere, even if Sega only uses Atlus to bounce ideas off of, or ask for help in certain areas, it could certainly be a win-win for fans, and Sega themselves.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: General Mario + Luigi Thread
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:08:25 pm »
I always assumed they were twins. Although that was just how I pictured them, and I don't really have any interest in looking up that information.

The series has been stagnant for years for me though; I don't particularly care for platformers, and I played quite a bit of the older games. It's so difficult to make great level design over and over without repeating the same tricks and set ups, and Mario was hands down the best at that at one time. When you release multiple games every year for multiple consoles though, you're bound to have to use the same designs, premise, and tricks at some point.

One the one hand they're obviously successful and I can't blame any company for putting out as many games as they do, because they'll always turn a huge profit, but at the same time this series, which was once so innovative in everything that it did seems to just be stuck doing the same things over and over. How much of that is the fans fault for wanting it like that, versus Nintendo's fault for not wanting to take a chance I couldn't say.

The spinoff games are much more interesting to me. I wouldn't play a platformer, but the RPGs and Luigi's mansion both interest me more than yet another platformer. 

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News Submissions / Re: Translations: Translation for Ys 5 Finally Released
« on: November 28, 2013, 01:26:24 pm »
Another major milestone. Kudos, and a very happy holidays to all.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: 3DS XL issues.
« on: November 27, 2013, 09:59:20 am »
I actually just bought a physical copy of Devil Summoner, but I still haven't gotten a picture of the crack-like-thingy yet. The weather was pretty crappy yesterday.

I like the option of the eshop, and once I get this issue fixed I'm probably going to purchase a couple older games (Ninja Gaiden and Shining Force for sure), but I also like the fact that I can store full games on the system. That way I can carry SMT IV or whatever around in the system, and still have something else to switch to if I'm not going to have a large chunk of time to play something. I just wish it was tied to an account and not the system.

On the game side though, I gotta thank you guys, because there's a ton of stuff on here I'm enjoying, and a lot of stuff coming out I'm interested in.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Persona 5
« on: November 25, 2013, 01:16:06 am »
Considering they did IS, EP, and P1 all for the PSP in recent years, I don't see how anyone can say they pretend they didn't happen. Granted it's not optimal, but at least they did something.

And actually I do think it's nearly optimal. Outside of a full on remake for P2, there's not really anything else I'd like to see done with that section of the series. It's fantastic as is; EP is probably still my favorite game of all time.

Spoiler:
I'm not even a big fan of Nyarly crossing over into the P4:A games. I'd rather personally just see everything wrapped up and move on.

However, to ease your pain slightly I'll give you this.


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Gaming Discussion / Re: Persona 5
« on: November 24, 2013, 02:07:42 pm »
The announcements before P5 were Persona Q, a crossover 3DS game. Persona 4: Arena 2, and Persona Dance. That last one was the third out of a supposed 3 announcements and it was one of the best trolls I've ever seen. People were freaking out, but I was too busy laughing to pay attention to their comments.

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Gaming Discussion / Persona 5
« on: November 24, 2013, 06:46:18 am »
Winter 2014, for the PS3. And why yes, yes I did stay up til 6 in the morning and sit through 40 minutes of trolling to find that information out  :P

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congrats on this one.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: 3DS XL issues.
« on: November 20, 2013, 04:15:00 pm »
I'll try and get a picture of it next Tuesday when I'm at my brother's. I just lent my aunt the phone to take pictures with yesterday actually.

Assuming I don't get around to getting up to gamestop before then and try to return, as it stand there's plenty of time left on the warranty, and it's not a gamebreaker at the moment. That said I obviously don't see it getting any better so I'd like to get it taken care of before I make an eshop purchase.

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