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Gaming Discussion / Re: Deus X announced for ios
« on: June 05, 2013, 03:16:15 pm »
I was hoping for a Deux Ex 4 announcement, not a crappy mobile spin-off.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Szczepaniak's Japanese gaming book
« on: June 04, 2013, 05:51:30 pm »
Of course it happened a few times over the years, but it's extremely rare. It's always good to hear it from different devs.

Site Talk / Re: Submission Questions
« on: June 04, 2013, 11:01:25 am »
We have? Please list them... That is explicitly against the rules... Perhaps you need to refresh yourself on them. :P


We had this one for years. I reviews it :P It was never a problem. The rule you cited was for hacks, I'm not aware of any instance where we discussed translations in that context.

Site Talk / Re: Submission Questions
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:33:28 am »
I hate to be "that guy" but I thought sort of hack wasn't permitted?


We also have for example texture replacement hacks for the N64 that won't work without emulator. I don't recall us ever announcing that a hack must work on real hardware.

Site Talk / Re: About Sprite-Only Hacks
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:31:38 am »
Yes, but what if the only changes were made on player sprites? For example, Elf Kong: "This is a really simple, and kinda lame, Donkey Kong hack which replaces the Mario sprite and palette with an Elf." How does this get approved? It only changed Mario to an Elf. Nothing extensive was made; not even the titlescreen was changed to "Elf Kong".

Pretty sure this shouldn't have been approved.

What if Luigi got a color fix? Will it get approved just by changing the color palette, like Luigi Color Fix: "This patch changes the colors of Luigi’s palette to the one he had in the Game Boy Color version of this game, I couldn’t change his fire palette because Mario and Luigi both share the same fire palette."? The noteworthy change in this hack is only the palettes of Luigi. How special is that for only a palette hack?

If it's just a single palette, probably shouldn't have been approved either.

Duck Tales: This is a bit more difficult to answer since the aim is "de-censoring". Some people have a real hard-on for that kind of stuff, even if it usually boils down to one or two changed sprites/tiles. It's case by case decisions, but usually this kind of hack is ok.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Szczepaniak's Japanese gaming book
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:23:13 am »
That is very exciting to hear, and I think it's no surprise that the people around these parts are extremely curious if the folks on the other side are aware of our efforts at all. An official endorsement will be hard to coax out of anyone because of the legal muddyness surrounding fan projects of any kind, but a simple "Yep, heard about it and it made me happy to see it" would already be short of being knighted for our efforts ;)

Gaming Discussion / Re: Szczepaniak's Japanese gaming book
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:22:51 pm »
I hope so, I'd buy the finished book. :)

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: May 31, 2013, 03:32:26 am »
People don't like escort missions? Why is ICO so popular then  :-\

(I have no soul and thus don't like ICO)

Gaming Discussion / Re: Your #1 RPG you ever played?
« on: May 30, 2013, 12:31:26 pm »
First RPG I ever played was Secret of Mana, and I must have been between 6 and 8 at the time. I thought it was the smartest game of all times because it had lot's of text.

Gaming Discussion / Re: XBOX ONE
« on: May 24, 2013, 02:42:33 pm »

Gaming Discussion / Re: Wii U vs Oyua
« on: May 24, 2013, 04:02:43 am »
Most of my point in that is to shut up all of the people going "there are no games on it!"

You know the difference between present tense and future tense, right?

Gaming Discussion / Re: XBOX ONE
« on: May 23, 2013, 05:18:22 pm »
It's fun because I use my DS almost exclusively to play GBA games (with the advantage of a better LCD), and I also use my PS2 half of the time for PS1 games (there is no real advantage over a PS1 though).

One person out of an installed hardware base of 153 million units.... nope. Don't see how that disproves what they said about that in any way, sorry.

Gaming Discussion / Re: XBOX ONE
« on: May 22, 2013, 08:45:05 am »
The bad news: This presentation was simply terrible, in line with the Wii U and PS4.

The good news: The end of console gaming will come sooner rather than later now and we can finally focus on the PC.

The language used in video games is dumbed down enough as it is, let's not dumb it down even further ;)

See it from this perspective: If you make the language simpler, you lose something of it. Not content but flavor, it's less than it was before, for everyone. If you keep the original, most readers will get the full experience and some will miss a few subtleties for language barrier reasons. One scenario is a loss for everyone and one only a loss for a small percentage. Hard logic dictates that there is no reason to simplify.

This is coming from a German native speaker who decided to do English translations instead of German ones for reaching a much larger target audience and making the translation worth the effort.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Gaming Progress Thread
« on: May 20, 2013, 02:21:36 pm »
Been playing Neverwinter since release. It's pretty fun, it's free, everyone should give it a try. In case you never heard of it, it's a action combat MMO in the D&D universe. Don't visit the offical forums though. You'll want to kill yourself.

I don't really see why this is even an event? They're not stopping people doing anything, all that's happening is that the youtube content blah-de-blah algorithm is detecting that it contains Ninty(tm) content, and splashing an ad up first? Why is this a pitchforks and torches event? Ads on youtube have been around forever.

Because previously that ad money went to the people making the videos and some of them actually made a living off them. Now they get zilch. So far it's only for Nintendo games, but it's obvious this can quickly set a precedent and spin out of control.

Disclaimer: Personally I think Let's Plays are garbage, but I still have to raise my eyebrows at the direction this is pointing to.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Wii U vs Oyua
« on: May 18, 2013, 05:43:51 pm »
I've not much interesting in the Ouya, and it's launch has been pretty devastating. I'm also shocked at the controllers: this is a Dual Shock 3 analog reading, and here's an Ouya...

Oh my...  :o

Encoding video on the fly takes a ton of CPU ressources, if your PC is struggling to run games without extra overhead as it is, you can pretty much just forget about doing it.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Wii U vs Oyua
« on: May 18, 2013, 03:05:44 pm »

Gaming Discussion / Re: Wii U vs Oyua
« on: May 18, 2013, 02:58:24 am »
First Ouya reviews have been devastating, the software side (firmware, but games as well) is pretty horrid apparently. And the Wii U still has no software library to make buying one worthwhile after over a year since release. I wouldn't pay for either of those two.

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