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Gaming Discussion / Re: Metroid Prime: Federation Force
« on: September 15, 2016, 02:03:35 pm »
it seems that the hate of the game is cooling down.

People just moved on with their lives and ignored this.

General Discussion / Re: TV SHOWS/MOVIES THREAD
« on: September 03, 2016, 12:41:52 pm »
Haven't watched either yet but I read earlier this week that both have been renewed for third seasons. I want to give them a try eventually.

Next up in my viewing queue is Stranger Things. It seems to be the most hyped thing since True Detective Season 1, I hope it'll hold up.

General Discussion / Re: General Chatter
« on: August 29, 2016, 04:46:16 pm »
Homemade stuff is cool!

Not really homemade but at least rustic, I've been focusing on MDF terrain for a contemporary city table the last two weekends.

If what people around these parts who still play NES games said about "modern" games was true, 'gaming' would have been dead since the PS2 era already. And now PS2 games are suddenly considered to be among the classics from the good old times by many of those same people... ::)

@Topic: The Japanese gaming industry completely missed the train. There was a time when practically all the best games came from Japan and western developers made clunky RPGs and strategy games or FPS games. Instead of innovating again they make bad imitations of misunderstood western designs. Resident Evil 6 anyone? And now western games are lightyears ahead and they have no chance in hell to catch up. Is Devil May Cry really Capcom's newest franchise? Can't think of a newer one. But hey, they made like 30 more Megaman games until then. And for some ungodly reason people are still sad there aren't more... But oh right, "modern games" are bad because they are all sequels :laugh: It also doesn't help that the domestic Japanese market seems to be all about mobile gaming. They reduce the budgets on console titles which in turns makes them look even worse. Outside of rare treats like Souls you can say goodbye to Japanese games. But don't worry, they'll keep making games even on tiny budgets. If you are itching for some JRPGs you can always rub some loli breats in Criminal Girls or laugh about boob jokes in Hyperdimension Neptunia 15.2 Zombies vs Boobs or complain on the internet that they removed a breast rubbing minigame for the western release of Fire Emblem. All hail Japanese games :crazy:

Since we talking about how bad anime is, maybe someone can explain this joke to me.

There is a girl and even though she is a girl she always eats a lot. That's the joke. Are you holding your sides yet?

Why is this "joke" in practically every anime that exists? Is it bad etiquette for Japanese girls to eat much?  :-\

Gaming Discussion / Re: Metroid Prime: Federation Force
« on: August 21, 2016, 02:32:05 am »
No one will try this since no one wants to play a multiplayer only shooter on the 3DS in the first place, Metroid or not. That it's using the Metroid franchise is just what pushes it from being ignorable to somewhat insulting.

Because the problem here is, this will sell like crap and then it'll be another nail in the franchise's coffin. "Metroid doesn't sell, look at Federation Force!". Yeah thanks a bunch...

General Discussion / Re: TV SHOWS/MOVIES THREAD
« on: August 20, 2016, 12:14:16 pm »
Finished watching Season 1 of The Expanse. I was really impressed. I hadn't seen a show with this kind of gritty realistic scifi before where space ships didn't feel like the insides of an office building. (Yes even in Firefly they have a bit more oil and cabling everywhere, but they don't have to deal with rapid acceleration, gravity, oxygen etc). The storyline so far is also very interesting with various political powers struggling for influence. The only downside is perhaps the moody "All humans are assholes anyway" attitude the writer of the book this is based on surely picked up from his boss GRRM (The book was written by his assistant). I don't suscribe to that and I like at least some likable characters in my shows. But it's not too bad yet and I'm definitely looking forward to watching more.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: August 19, 2016, 12:32:49 pm »
Finished Xenoblade Chronicles X.

Xenoblade Chronicles was the best JRPG I had played in many years and restored my faith that the genre can still produce amazing games instead of just going through the motions like seemingly any other JRPG these days. Needless to say, I had high hopes for the sequel. Unfortunately, I have to say that I'm pretty disappointed.

The first game combined classic JRPG storytelling and character building mechanics with completely free exploration of a huge world that puts something like Oblivion to shame. They also added many MMO elements like real time battles with auto attacks and a bar of active abiliies with cooldowns and a shit-ton of MMO style sidequests (Farm X Materials, Kill Y Monsters, Look for hidden object in rough location Z). It was very possible though to just ignore them and enjoy the (great) main story and the fantastic exploration aspects of it.

In XCX... unfortunately they extended the MMO elements a ton. And the result is more boring filler shit, more grind and less main story. You pretty much have to dig for the main story in between all the filler shit this time and not the other way around. The main story is still good and the cast of support characters is amazing, but there is only 12 missions of it. And half of that is more or less tutorial material. There are side missions with cutscenes and some meat to them that flesh out the characters, but again, you have to dig for them. The bulk of the game that you get to see is "Go out and farm for materials or quest items". Which is a terrible shame because the world is even more amazing. It's the only open world design I know where the game actually makes use of the Z axis. The world is truly amazingly designed. Unfortunately most of the interesting stuff you find is post game difficulty. And I had quite enough after beating the main story. After 60-70 hours that is. With only 12 main missions that each take half an hour you can extrapolate how much of those 70 hours was at least filler-like content...

Gaming Discussion / Re: No Man's Sky
« on: August 17, 2016, 03:11:46 am »

Let me provide a quick story from actual experience. When I want something build from a machine shop in Germany, all I need to do is to describe the basic concepts, a drawing, and my outcome goals. Everyone working in a machine shop in Germany (and they use a vocational and apprenticeship mode there) can handle trigonometry, geometry, as well as all the usual practical details of getting something done. They can check my figures and tell me where I made mistakes before wasting time trying to make the thing. They are very, very good and act as a cross-check on my own work. I know that if it passes their review and they start making it, they will have uncovered any difficulties at the outset and that the result will do the intended job. In the US? Hardly. I almost cannot find anyone with that level of skill. They will simply take what I give them and try to build it. If I made a mistake somewhere, they will tell me after the fact and after charging me, as well. The educational system there, including their apprenticeship processes, truly add a lot of value to their machine shops. Value that is worth every penny I pay. For difficult projects I won't even bother trying a US machine shop. It's just a waste of all of our times. I know I will get what I want, on schedule, in Germany. And that's true, even given the fact that a German employee starts out with five weeks vacation each year, plus lots of holidays as well.

The sad thing is that this proven and extremely succesful model is being scrutinized by politics. Why? Because those apprenticeships don't show up in international statistics under "higher education" and thus make the stats look bad compared to other countries. Just on paper. It's sheer insanity.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Pokémon Uranium released.
« on: August 15, 2016, 02:46:10 am »
And thanks to that coverage those projects got several million hits instead of a few ten thousand. The works are out there and can still be easily found if one looks for them. Do you guys honestly think those projects are now worse off for it? They accomplished what they set out to do and got a huge audience for it on top. If I was the author of either project I'd be happy.

Gaming Discussion / Re: No Man's Sky
« on: August 15, 2016, 02:18:02 am »
Ultimately it feels like a 3D, less combat oriented, less interesting, less diverse, slower moving, more limited, and somehow smaller version of Terraria.

But wasn't this clear from any preview about the game ever?

General Discussion / Re: TV SHOWS/MOVIES THREAD
« on: August 13, 2016, 04:36:07 pm »
I just watched Space Cop :police:
Those hack frauds.

General Discussion / Re: General Chatter
« on: August 07, 2016, 04:48:43 pm »
I painted some Marvel miniatures this weekend.

Is anyone else into tabletop games? I only started with the hobby last year, as a kid/student I could never afford it. Glad I did though, it's very relaxing to concentrate on painting and very satisfying to see the results at the end. And as someone who mainly plays video games in their freetime it's good to do something with your hands once in a while that doesn't involve gripping a controller or a mouse.

Site Talk / Re: Social media sharing
« on: August 03, 2016, 03:30:03 pm »

...How many people can even be made to understand the convoluted processes that go into assembling game code in the first place? It isn't a light topic to be bandied about a break room water cooler...it's a complex subject. I mean, me, I can barely handle basic hex editing. Don't even ask me to do assembly. I'm horribly incompetent compared to others of my ilk.

How much worse, then is the learning curve for people who start with 0 interest and are just here because it has become fashionable to be here? I say, this is a hard subject that it is very easy to lose interest in unless you are so drastically motivated to do it that you cannot control yourself at all.

What the heck.

1) Not everyone who visits wants to do hacking work themselves. People who just want to enjoy hacks are just as important. With zero audience, few people will have the motivation to even finish their work.

2) What is the basis for assuming that people who frequent facebook or twitter aren't intelligent enough to learn hacking... That's a generalization on the level of "All blacks are thugs" or "Women can't do math".

3) Do you want to start imposing intelligence tests that people have to pass before they can visit the site? If not, think really hard about your line of reasoning back there.

Also, people who "are just here because it has become fashionable to be here" are posers

High school called and wants their petty prejudices back.

Site Talk / Re: Social media sharing
« on: August 01, 2016, 03:40:14 pm »
I don't think so no. Who will see those retweets etc? Those who are already interested in RHDN or gaming to begin with. Will RHDN suddenly get a new influx of users when RHDN shows up in my Mom's timeline all of a sudden? To normal people it's just geek spam, they'll skim the headline and will realize they have no idea what it's about and will ignore it.

As others said, romhacking projects have been mentioned on mainstream gaming sites like Kotaku before. People from the scene have been interviewed for print magazines (you can read my thoughts about noteworthy untranslated games in EDGE). These things don't suddenly bring "the masses". Of course they can always send new souls our way who never realized what we do even exists in this form. And every single user helps.

Btw, romhacking (the hobby, not the site) already has a pretty big presence on Youtube these days with lot's of streamers and LPers playing hacks. Youtube isn't any less populated than Twitter, Facebeek et. al. Those dreaded effects would have already occured because of that if they were ever going to come.

Site Talk / Re: Social media sharing
« on: August 01, 2016, 02:58:29 pm »
Ohmigosh the normal people with their social things come to take our basement dwelling sekrits away. Let's barricade ourselves with a hundred cans of Mountain Dew and a Buffy DVD VHS and withstand the storm like real nerds!  8)

But seriously, it wouldn't hurt, but the forum software is tightly integrated into the site code and probably doesn't support that stuff without mods.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Are any of you playing FF Brave Exvius?
« on: August 01, 2016, 02:33:14 am »
I tried it. IMO it's crap. Record Keeper is far better. I can Write more tonight when i don't have to Write from my phone.

General Discussion / Re: Good online poll maker?
« on: July 31, 2016, 02:54:03 pm »
And Strawpoll doesn't work because...?

If you enter a 4th option it will display a 5th and so on. It goes up to 15 at least when I just tried it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: The HD Mini-NES is a thing.
« on: July 29, 2016, 07:48:51 am »
It's a meaningless number without putting it in relation to what the average wages are.

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