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General Discussion / Re: The Inevitability of Suffering
« on: May 30, 2014, 12:40:04 pm »
Not to derail the thread, but if you haven't seen Black Lagoon up to that point; there's a very in-depth discussion on Kierkegaard prior to the arc that contains the aforementioned Sartre quote. Rock's trying to find an identity in the underworld, holding onto his ideals while learning that the world he lives in is seemingly utterly bankrupt of morality. To summarize, it's pointed out that some people act the way they do, hold onto their beliefs, even after failure because, they put everything they had into it, banked it all on succeeding, and giving up now would be either be a violation on their own ideals, or more probable; said people don't know how to live any other way.

Onto the question at hand. Yes, keep pushing. It's that simple. You either give up and stagnate, or you push against it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: May 25, 2014, 01:31:46 am »
While I disagree wholeheartedly about WA3, I will say that if you enjoy the battle system in 4, then you'll probably enjoy 5 much more. It balances the system out much better, and allows team members to switch their classes. It also allows for some really interesting skill mixes.

5 also has a ton of content, relative to 4, which is a rather short game, although that's not necessarily a point against it, there's just much more to do in 5, in addition to the return of a traditional world map.

I'd also like to point out that the emulation of PS2 games wasn't perfect. There was a lot of texture issues with games. I don't have a specific list, but it's quite noticeable on some of them.

There are probably better options, as have been pointed out in this thread.

My first PS3 was the version that came with MGS4, and even though it was a rugged beast, the disc drive eventually went in it. That said, it was the 80 gig version.

General Discussion / Re: VIZ acquires the Sailor Moon franchise.
« on: May 18, 2014, 01:09:21 pm »

So, these new DVDs are pretty fucking amazing to me. I'm buying them no matter what.

Also, I'm hoping that they'll do an iOS rerelease of Another Story, but that's probably just a fleeting dream!

I've got a close friend who loves Sailor Moon, the first thing I thought when I read this was; her, and Vivify are gonna be happy about this.

Either way, it will hopefully help reintroduce a classic to a newer generation.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Remake of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire in 3DS!
« on: May 10, 2014, 07:17:32 pm »
Wow. There are just a metric crapton of these games.

I never caught the Pokemon bug, I guess. The premise never appealed to me and I despise cute things.

Give your heart over to SMT instead, we'll welcome you with open arms...

Seriously though, this is pretty cool. Not really my thing, but in terms of bang for your buck, you really can't beat this series.

General Discussion / Re: Smoking
« on: May 10, 2014, 04:58:03 pm »
Been a smoker for a long time. I make every attempt to be courteous about it, as I don't smoke around people, around other people's property, or their pets. I consciously don't smoke in general sight of children either.

The only thing I ask in return for this courtesy, is that my choice (whether you believe it to be right or wrong) not be called into question.

I know the risk involved, just as I know the risk involved when getting into a vehicle, taking a shower, or walking down a flight of stairs.

If you want to berate smokers who smoke around other people, or litter, then go ahead, but please leave me out of it. And I suppose I smoke "in public" as in outside, but I like to think that I give people a wide enough radius where they are not affected. The only issue that people could call me for in regards to that is the potential for pollution, to which I will say; "when you quit driving a car, or heating your home with oil, then I'll quit smoking".

And that's all I intend to say on the subject.

Gaming Discussion / Re: ET Atari Games Discovered in Landfill
« on: April 27, 2014, 04:44:54 pm »
This has been confirmed true for a very long time now to the best of my knowledge. The seemingly ridiculousness nature of it is the only thing that made it sound like an urban legend.

Site Talk / Re: "New" marker disappearing
« on: April 27, 2014, 01:15:58 am »
Is there any auto-refreshing going on with your browser?

I just tried to mark all as read, leaving the Front Page News tab open. After I marked as read I refreshed the News tab, and those then lost their "New" tag.

When I do it in specific sections though, nothing else in another section loses its "New" tag. So I can't replicate your issue there.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: April 15, 2014, 01:38:09 pm »
We had a thread when the game came out. BRPXQZME I believe, posted some artwork, it was of the barn in the opening section (one you drive by). The amount of detail that went into a piece of scenery that you see for a total of 5 seconds, and can miss entirely, was absolutely staggering.

Some of us are currently in the games industry. Some of us have been, but I can guarantee you one thing, none of us are sitting in the executive's chairs.

I have to honestly say that it's useless to speculate at this juncture. We can extrapolate information based on numbers, reports, interviews etc. But until that shift starts to take shape, and we actually see what form it's going to take, none of us are going to have any clear definition of what's being done, or what routes will be taken in the future.

Always fantastic to see translations into languages aside from English. Kudos.

General Discussion / Re: Gaming while married
« on: April 09, 2014, 04:14:42 pm »
I'm in that boat generally as well. I'd rather spend time with my girlfriend/significant other, than play games. Of the girls I've dated over the years, most have played games at least casually, but I'll gladly set a game down to spend time with them. I won't however, give up my hobby entirely.

My brother had a child recently, so his gaming time is very limited, between responsibilities, and work, but he still finds time to get some game time in, and we usually hang out on Thursdays and play games. His significant other and him also sometimes play stuff like Tales co-op, although other than that, DragonAge, and Little Big Planet, I don't think she plays anything else.

Moot point at the moment, as I'm single, but I've been in enough relationships to know my feelings on the topic.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: April 03, 2014, 10:58:58 pm »
In the early levels of Blitz, a team of Tidus (LF) Wedge (RF/MF) and Brother (need to be on the airship the first time, at least), is unstoppable. Ropp, who's on the Mi'hen Highroad, in the Al Bhed Shop, is one of the game's best defenders. Jumal, who's in Luca square (on the bench, by the bar) is a very good goalie in the early game.

If you've played enough to know the tricks, you can easily win with Tidus, and Wedge/Brother, and not need much other help. On the moonflow (I think Guadosalom side) there's a great defender named Miyu, she's also a very serviceable goalie until about level 30.

Brother and Wedge both falter late game. After about level 30/35 (far past what you'd play if you were just going for Wakka's stuff) their stat growth starts to slow down. Brother has the advantage of having 99 Speed, so he's always useful (even if his stats end up average), but Wedge becomes a liability. His stats supposedly go down once you reach level 85, but I've never been close to that.

The Kilika Beast (the worst team in the game) actually end up really good once you get to the 40's or so. With 3 of the best players in the game.

TL;DR. If you need a team Tidus, Wedge (Right outside Luca stadium), Brother (if you can wait til the first airship ride), Ropp (Mi'hen Highroad Shop) and Jassu work great. Miyu (Moonflow) can be the other defender, or your goalie until you find one you want. If you care about trophies, or Auron's Overdrive, you can backtrack to Besaid (takes about 2 hours both ways) after the Macalania woods, right before the temple there.

If you don't care about that, then no worries. You can backtrack to Luca, and grab Wedge, Jumal, and Ropp if you want an OP team.

Edit: If you're really into Blitz Ball, I've also got a few other recomendations. Not the best players, but some of the ones with interesting gimmicks, or just outside the team that everyone else uses. This time through the game I went with the Aurochs + Wakka and only; not optimal, but you save a lot of Gil for later. 

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: April 03, 2014, 12:34:29 pm »
Attack Reels require 2-3 games in a tournament.

Trying to get the trophy for the Aurochs is a pain unless you've played a lot, and understand the mechanics.

You can get away with 26-28 games of Blitz total, to acquire everything.

Also playing FFX HD, almost done with the story.

Front Page News / Re: Translations: Etrian Odyssey Retold
« on: April 02, 2014, 02:01:12 pm »
Definitely one of the better things I've seen on April 1st. Kudos.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:09:41 pm »
My brother's picking it up when he gets paid Friday, we're both FROM fans, but the Souls series has kind of been his thing ever since he fell in love with Demon's. I have to say I actually probably enjoy watching him play through the games more than I actually enjoy playing them. I did tell him I'd give this one a shot (as I skipped Dark Souls for the most part).

I'm playing FFX HD, and man is it gorgeous. One of my all time favorite games, and I don't work for the rest of the week, so I'm going to savor this, and pick up on all the nice little touches. The amount of added content (for the NA release at least) is staggering. I can't wait to tackle some of those superbosses from the International version.

General Discussion / Re: Questions about translations
« on: March 18, 2014, 07:51:11 am »
I believe King Mike is working on Maka-Maka. The other game I'm unaware of, and I can't aid you in learning the Japanese language, but there are a lot of users here who could probably point you in the right direction.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: March 18, 2014, 06:23:59 am »
SS2 rocks, it really does. Up there with Deus Ex, and depending on if you count Human Revolution, that, as my all time favorite games with FPS elements.

MisterJones, have you played Binary Domain? It along with Vanquish, and ME3, are probably what I consider the best 3rd-Person Shooters, in terms of mechanics, ever. The story is full-on tribute to cyberpunk, mixed with military Terminator-esq action movies. It's a lot like if Snatcher and Terminator had a kid, and that kid's uncle was the team that made the Yakuza series (because that's what it is). 

Wasn't that the nes version? I swear it was. Crap I didn't read it close enough then.

Edit: It was the nes version announced. Am I missing something because if so please share! Either that or it released under my nose more than a year back.
Edit edit: I think you thought I was talking about the SHIN megami tensei snes version. I was talking about megami tensei, the remake. I should of quoted.

The NES version of Megami Tensei will be releasing in September, as the news section states. The SNES remake that Gid's working on is usually referred to as Kyuyaku,  although I don't know if that's the official name, or a fan name. When you're discussing the original Megami Tensei most people will assume you mean the NES version unless you use that, or just say the SNES remake.

Although now with this release, when people talk about the original MT (at least outside of romhacking, or MT circles) they'll probably mean this release.

Kudos to all involved. I'm glad you guys got this completed, and I'm sure Eien ni Hen did another fantastic translation. This is something I'm actually going to check out in a couple weeks, simply because it sounds like a game that was way ahead of its time.

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