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Thread Ryzen 4000 Laptop reviews on the wild, Insane performance
I originally had wanted to upgrade my old laptop to one of these, but it ended up falling apart and I had to get a new Intel laptop in November. Great to see these deliver, at least! I'll probably get an AMD laptop next time.
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Thread How has COVID-19 affected your sleep schedule?
I've been noticing a trend with some friends on twitter, where folks are starting to kinda throw normal sleep schedules out the window, and are regularly staying up until 4-5AM nowadays. It's got me thinking, and I'm curious if there's a larger trend at play here. FWIW, my sleep schedule already wasn't great before this all hit, and being stuck at home is 100% not helping. How about everyone else?
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Thread "You're either working on your backlog or you're playing Destiny. There is no middleground."
I played and enjoyed Destiny 2 a bunch when Forsaken hit on PC. Played a ton, die the raid a few times, had my fill - then my roommate stopped playing and went to something else, and I kinda just followed. Still had a blast tho.
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
I'm just thinking about how, with online classes, folks are going to be seeing a timelapse of folks getting the virus. Assuming half the US gets the virus, then in a class of 30, 15 will end up sick. Out of those 15, 3 will end of hospitalized. At least one of those 3 will likely need to go to the ICU, where the survival chances aren't great. I'm not looking forward to that... I feel like it's almost inevitable that someone in one of my classes this quarter is going to catch the virus and die before all is said and done. Many more are going to get sick, and we're all going to see their symptoms progress over time. Maybe I'm overthinking things, but I can't see how anybody is going to be able to learn when something like that happens.
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Thread Anime Expo 2020 Update, Still Not Canceled
Frankly... this is unbelievable and irresponsible. The "best case" estimates are that this thing will still be around come the summer, and having a convention with hundreds of thousands of attendees during the middle of this pandemic is dangerous. E3 takes place in the same location, just a few weeks beforehand, and that was canceled weeks ago. Shame on you, SPJA.
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
According to Ohio's Department of Health, 1 in 4 people that contract COVID-19 will need to be hospitalized. I really, really hope that's inaccurate...
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Feeling congestion and I'm real tired now. I had the regular flu in October, so I don't think it's that... Well, here's hoping that I'm fine tomorrow.
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Thread PlayStation Vita Version of Phantasy Star Online 2 To Get Discontinued August 19th in Japan
It's worth noting that, not only was the Vita version supported, but the game has had cross-play between Vita and PC from the start. You could log onto either platform with the same character and switch between them whenever. The game itself actually runs pretty well on the platform, even if it looks more like a PSP game than a native Vita one!
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Thread PlayStation Vita Version of Phantasy Star Online 2 To Get Discontinued August 19th in Japan
"Upon the scheduled maintenance on August 19th, 2020, the PlayStation Vita version of PSO2 will cease operation. The Vita version has been supported for 7 long years, even following the system's official discontinuation last March. We've had to think long and hard about how long to continue this support. One thing we've considered is how, up until now, any content that we designed for the game would inherently have to be playable on Vita hardware. We have decided that we would like to increase the quality and capabilities of future updates and content beyond what would be capable on the platform. Therefore, we came to the decision to drop our support for the Vita in the coming days. We would kindly ask current Vita players to prepare to switch to a different platform during the lead-up to August 19th. Until then, we would like to express our gratitude to everyone that has spent these long years playing PSO2 on Vita. Thank you."
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Thread PlayStation Vita Version of Phantasy Star Online 2 To Get Discontinued August 19th in Japan
It's nearly 20GB on the system, to the point where you *need* a 32GB or 64GB memory card to even play it. It's also, uh, due to the nature of updates it'll frequently require you to re-download the game - so this has been a long time coming tbh.
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Thread “Very soon,” Trump on when the US economy will reopen. Comments come as leaders of UK and Canada instate new sweeping measures and restrictions
The only way to come out of this with both the economy and the people mostly ok is to enact socialist policies, but Trump and the GOP *do not* want to do that, because they know once they do that there's no going back from it.
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
We only know enough to say that flattening the curve is the safest option. We don't know how immunity will pan out, we don't know about mutations, but we DO know that speed running it will get *more* people killed.
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Thread Animal Crossing: New Horizons launch sales in UK 3.5 times bigger than New Leaf, bigger than all FW of all AC games combined (digital not included)
Digital not included? Yeah the numbers for this are going to be crazy WW. I wonder if if it may have already hit 10m sold?
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Best Buy really is out here with probably the best COVID-19 response I've seen. Pay increase for workers that come in, PTO for those feeling sick+those that now need to deal with their kids. Good showing, makes me happy that I bought my laptop there.
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
Confirmed case at my college. We went on lockdown last week (and I haven't been around since two Tuesdays ago), but I'm still worried about that incubation period.
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Thread Nioh 2 |OT| Dark Soul Cores
It's funny - I just finished the main story, and I 100% engaged more with this one's story than the first. Same with pretty much everything else in the game - the enemy variety, the new mechanics, and the level design all easily made it a better game than the first IMO, and I already greatly enjoyed Nioh.
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Thread Need Help Choosing a new JRPG to Play
Have you played the Trails in the Sky titles already, and that's why you want to play Cold Steel, or do you just want to play Cold Steel? If it's the former, the Trails from Zero fanTL just released and it's probably my favorite game in the series.
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Thread Kotaku - GameStop: We Can Stay Open During Lockdowns Because We're 'Essential Retail' [read threadmarks]
If I'm going to be buying physical video games for the next few months, it's absolutely going to be at a local game store, not GameStop. Fuck 'em.
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Thread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
Nope, not feasibly. That's why MS' solution through software was the smarter route - Sony is trying to match performance with hardware downclocking, which is incredibly difficult, and might even vary on a game by game basis.
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Thread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
The bolded *is* certain if BC's being done in hardware. Zen 2+RDNA2 is *not* 1:1 to Jaguar+GCN. It's a more significant difference than the differences between base PS4 and Pro, obviously, where Boost Mode *already* has issues with some games, and since the difference is on an architectural level there's no way to turn this inherent "boost" off.
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Thread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
They're literally talking about how it's a difference in hardware performance that's causing the issues. MS' solution in software does not run into that problem, assuming the system itself is powerful enough to run the games in the first place.
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Thread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
PS3 BC could totally be possible in emulation, at least for some titles. RPCS3 has come a long way on PC, and the CPU in the PS5 is more than capable of emulation.
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Thread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
Worth noting that even if you limited the PS5's CPU to the same clockspeeds as the PS4, the performance would still be significantly faster. Same with the GPU - that's what we're talking about. IPC is the main thing here, it's what Cerny was alluding to. Technically there is a boost mode, but you just can't turn it off, and obviously that means there will be compatibility issues.
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Thread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
Vita didn't play all PSP games digitally, nor all PS Classics digitally. PSTV didn't even play all Vita games, including ones that would work, but just weren't whitelisted. While PS3 *at launch* supported all PS1/PS2 games, most PS3s that were sold did not support PS2 BC at all.
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Thread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
Please, don't talk about a topic that you clearly don't understand anything about. With PS4 Pro it was easier to manage - IPC was more or less flat. That certainly isn't the case here. Even at the same clockspeeds you'll have wildly different performance.
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Thread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
Not to be cynical, but honestly? I'm not sure if Sony deserves the benefit of the doubt here. PS2 on PS4 was a trainwreck - there was the PSTV Whitelist situation, and hell, there was even that twilight period on PS3 where some phat PS3s lacked the emotion engine but supported PS2 software BC (which was spotty, had issues, and only worked for like 70%~ of games). Not to mention PSP/PS1 games on Vita, which have essentially 100% compatibility when the system is hacked. Many of them weren't available even if you owned them - some worked only on a region by region basis, and some you could only get on Vita if you transferred them directly from a PS3 for some asinine reason. Sony's history with BC has been spotty at *best*, and they've almost never supported true 100% BC for their previous systems. It's completely understandable why folks would assume the worst-case scenario with this situation as Sony has continually dropped the ball with this same thing semi-consistently through the years.
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Thread PlayStation 4 Backwards Compatability for PS5 won't be 100% at launch, PS5 too fast for some titles, tweaks and testing on game-by-game basis
The read I'm getting is that the way that Sony is handling BC is fundamentally different from MS. MS is doing it in software, whereas Sony is trying to do it in hardware by downclocking. The slide where they showed PS5 Native, PS4 Pro Legacy, and PS4 Legacy are probably performance profiles for the system - most games work with those profiles, but because RDNA2 and Zen 2 *aren't* 1:1 with GCN and Jaguar, there will be some issues with compatibility on some titles. Nowhere did I get the read that Sony or Cerny were talking about Boost Mode. They never mentioned it as a possibility and they didn't imply it - it sounded like, to me, what I just said - because the hardware isn't quite the same, and will inevitably be faster in some instances even in those compatibility modes, there will be issues in some games that they will have to test for. They've currently tested 100~ and they mostly work, but they can't commit to making sure all of them work at launch, and they'll be testing and adding support for more games over time (read: post-launch). I'd love to be wrong, but it's a bad look when we can't even be sure we'll be able to play Bloodborne @ 1080p on PS5 when MS is showing HDR/4K OG Xbox games day 1 on Xbox X, along with 100% XB1 compatibility + enhancements.
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Thread Windows Central: 'Strong likelihood' of Xbox Series X/PS5 delay to 2021, says analyst
Trump had another address, said the situation won't likely improve until July/August at the best case, and the stock market has been dropping like a rock. Edit:
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Thread Digital Foundry: Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Analysis - XB1S dropping as low as 28FPS and X as low as 35FPS
I've had no audio issues - and while I've had some minor stuttering on my desktop, it subsides after a few minutes of playing. On my laptop, it's a locked 1080p/60 with no dips, stuttering, or audio issues.
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Thread Digital Foundry: Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Analysis - XB1S dropping as low as 28FPS and X as low as 35FPS
It really is a shame that the performance issues on console are overshadowing just how fantastic the game itself is. On a good PC, it's a legit masterpiece. Hopefully they can patch things up soon for console players!
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Thread DOOM Eternal PC system requirements have been released [Up: Updated system requirements and PC unlock times]
I'm probably gonna see how 1080p/100+FPS works on my OC'd Vega 56+3900x setup. If I'm good for 1440p/60, I should be good for 1080p/100+FPS yeah?
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Thread Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and discussion thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
My campus (University of California, Irvine) has canceled classes for the rest of the quarter, and next quarter will be online classes only. Wow.
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Thread Devolver Digital's E3 press conference will no longer be presented to a live audience due to Coronavirus
They showed us the previous year's devolver digital skit when everyone else was seeing the current one last year, lmao.
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Thread Do you own any Special Edition consoles/handhelds? If so, how do you feel about using them?
I own the MHW PS4 Pro, which (while I'm happy with it) I'm pissed I bought it. I imported the JP version since there was no news about it coming west until less than 2 weeks before the game's launch. I paid $70 for the shipping *alone*, not even touching the markup for the system itself!
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Thread Dangen Entertainment Allegedly Robbing Indie Devs? (Update: Medium article with more info; Dangen responds; 2nd Medium article -- See Threadmarks)
I'm this case he literally gaslit the accusations and then went silent after the follow-up to their response.
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Thread Intel users: How are you feeling about next gen?
Considering AMD's main issues with CPU performance are memory related, I'm absolutely certain that a 3700x will outperform console CPUs with no problems going forward. The main reason that I got my 3900x was for extra headroom and because I actually work on this PC, with stuff like video-editing/rendering and streaming.
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Thread Intel users: How are you feeling about next gen?
MHW targets 30FPS on consoles and isn't underutilizing their CPUs. It's also one of a handful of games that actually run better on a Ryzen 9 than an i9 thanks to multithreading. Assuming 30FPS games will be underutilizing the CPU on next-gen is absolutely silly.
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Thread Intel users: How are you feeling about next gen?
I think a ton of folks on here with older CPUs are in for a rude awakening. Next-gen isn't even out yet and 4c/8t is already not enough for 60FPS in some titles (at least, if you want consistent frametimes), there absolutely will be a jump in thread dependency with next-gen, and if 8c/16t console CPUs target 30FPS things will end up a bloodbath.
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Thread Reddit seemingly finally goes nuclear on biggest Pro-Trump subreddit
Remember when a reddit admin admitted to editing a user's comment on that hell hole, hence legitimizing their persecution complex? Actually fuck you for that, Spez. Goddamn moron without anything resembling a spine. You directly contributed to that sub gaining supporters with that stunt.
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Thread Anaheim Fry's Electronics closing on March 2nd, 2020, is this the beginning of the end?
I know for a fact that the Tustin location gets folks coming from LA *and* San Diego on occasion. Barring any unforeseen situations, it's not going anywhere. Haven't they been doing promos with Tech Youtubers like Linus lately, too?
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Thread Anaheim Fry's Electronics closing on March 2nd, 2020, is this the beginning of the end?
Before Sunday for AX this last year I lined up in the morning for the Zen 2 launch and there were over 100 people in line like half an hour before opening.
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Thread ASUS issues warning regarding Radeon RX 5700/5700XT thermal issues, blames AMD
I'm pretty sure AMD spec doesn't completely disregard memory VRMs for the second AMD ASUS card in a row. AMD deserves a ton of flack for Navi issues, but nah. This specifically is on ASUS.
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Thread ASUS issues warning regarding Radeon RX 5700/5700XT thermal issues, blames AMD
Also not to mention that AMD spec for a reference card absolutely would not apply for an AIB cooler. ALSO. AMD uses thermal PADS on reference design which requires less mounting pressure for optimal heat transfer. I betcha ASUS used paste.
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Thread Discord Appears to Have Been Infected by Groundhog Day
Honestly, any company would have issues with the number of concurrent users they have. Discord is used for far, far more than just "gamers" anymore - pretty much every club I see on my college campus have a discord chat.
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Thread Democratic Presidential Primary |February OT| It Can't be Worse than Iowa, Right? (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
"They'll call Bernie a Socialist!" I don't know how to break it to you, but they'd try and call *Bloomberg* a Socialist, too.
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Thread Democratic Presidential Primary |February OT| It Can't be Worse than Iowa, Right? (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
The Republican base fell behind Trump whether or not the person they tar is "actually" a Socialist does not matter.
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Thread Catherine: Full Body and XCOM 2 Collection rated for Nintendo Switch in South Korea
This is actually hilarious - just yesterday some madlad released a patch for the Vita version with the PS4 translation. Since there is no way to dump the TL on PS4, the dude freaking transcribed it!
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Thread Switch Lite adopters, how do you feel almost half a year later?
For the most part, I still use my primary switch the most. I *did* play most of AI: The Somnium Files on my Lite, though. I'll probably play most of Rune Factory 4 and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon that way too.
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Thread Just booted up my Vita for the first time in over a year, and holy shit.
...It's also why I treat the 32GB I got with my launch system and heavily used (since for a few years I was reviewing tons of Vita games, so lots of reads+writes to it) like it's a ticking time bomb. I told my roommate (who I gave my old system) that, and I just hope it doesn't crap out soon.
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Thread Nvidia’s GeForce Now is losing all Activision Blizzard games, a bad sign for cloud gaming
What's especially frustrating is that GeForce Now only works with your already existing purchases, so it's especially odd that companies are barring folks from streaming games that they already own a license for.
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Thread Nintendo and The Pokémon Company put out statement naming & shaming Pokémon Sword & Shield leakers
This thread is actually getting embarrassing. Yes, Nintendo is well within their rights to shame an outlet that either directly or indirectly facilitated leaks for their largest release of the fiscal year. They're not assholes for doing so, what the fuck.
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Thread Nintendo and The Pokémon Company put out statement naming & shaming Pokémon Sword & Shield leakers
To play devil's advocate, it makes sense. Nintendo gave FNintendo the code and expected them to properly vet who they then gave the code to. This is *exactly* why Nintendo are so protective over who they send early copies of games. I can't exactly blame them.
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Thread Nintendo and The Pokémon Company put out statement naming & shaming Pokémon Sword & Shield leakers
There will *always* be Pokemon leaks. It's the most popular media franchise in the world, so of course things will get out. Still in the company's best interest to make an example out of folks that they can verify broke an agreement.
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Thread Switch owners: what game are you going to pick on February 25th: Megaman Zero ZX Legacy Collection and/or Samurai Shodown?
You might be confusing it with the Nesica arcade release, which actually has framedrops and stuttering.
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Thread Phantasy Star Online 2 (Xbox One Closed Beta) |OT| Beta tested in the future
Ditto on the lip-sync, I'm switching to JP audio for that alone. ON THE FLIPSIDE... I think the FPS is uncapped. Meaning, I'm getting more than 60FPS output on my XB1X hooked up to my 1440p/144hz monitor. Thanks to the downtime I was playing a ton of Ninja Gaiden Black, and that game is 60FPS. PSO2 is noticeably smoother on my XB1X.
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Thread Phantasy Star Online 2 (Xbox One Closed Beta) |OT| Beta tested in the future
I find it super ironic that PSO2 JP veteran players, who would probably want to get on Ship 02 for sentimental reasons, and were more likely to sign up for this CBT, are getting screwed the most here. Amazing.
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Thread Is the Switch Lite a worthy JRPG machine?
Vita has a great jRPG library, particularly if you like DRPGs and still have a PSP/PSX backlog. Switch Lite is good too - Ys VIII's port is decent, Cold Steel III is upcoming, the Atelier ports are good - but you'd get more bang for your buck with Vita atm.
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Thread NIS America announces Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (first game remake), PS4/Vita, early 2020
FWIW, I think since this isn't coming until next year, chances are decent the translation will be fine. NISA can do good work when not rushed, after all.
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Thread Arc of Alchemist coming to Switch, out on Oct 10th in Japan
Finished the game, and I probably would've given the PS4 version a 3 or a 4/10. The fact that the Switch version's performance got *worse* the further into the game you progressed, and it was never good to begin with, makes me tired. Quite possibly the worst game I've ever played, and definitely the worst I've finished.
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Thread Arc of Alchemist coming to Switch, out on Oct 10th in Japan
Bumping to let folks know that you definitely shouldn't buy the Switch version. Handheld mode performance is essentially unplayable, 10~ FPS for an Action RPG. Whoever thought it was a good idea to release the game in this state should be ashamed of themselves. They're selling this game to folks that own Switch Lites!
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Thread [Gamers Nexus] How AMD Radeon Sabotages Itself & Its Partners: Development Timelines & Failures
Between the driver issues over the last several months, and now this, I'm inching closer and closer to just going with green team once Ampere releases. Get your shit together, AMD.
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Thread Playing Demon Souls in the modern day has never been better, mods are being made! (HD Fonts, Lighting Overhaul, Lens Flair Fix, No Depth of Field)
4K/60 wasn't a problem with my Vega 56, so I'd imagine that 4K/30 should be fine with an RX 580.
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Thread Kinda bummed most mods today are just model swaps, config tweaks, or single item changes
Dark Souls 1/2 seem to have pretty great modding scenes. Is Sonic Generations still getting community support? I know that Sonic Unleashed Project was a pretty big deal at the time.
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Thread I know this is “bad,” but does anyone else vastly prefer confronting someone via text?
If you feel like you need to confront someone over text - while there are some times where it says something about who you're confronting - most of the time, I'd say it says more about you. With text you can drop your beef and dip. In person, for better or worse you have to stick around.
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Thread Rumor: Nvidia Ampere (RTX 3xxx) 50% faster than current Turing GPUs at half the power consumption
New Intel CPUs are rumored, and AMD is later this year. Honestly, though, what's your current system looking like? We're getting close to DDR5, unless you're on a 4c CPU you might wait a little longer.
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Thread 52 Games. 1 Year. 2020.
Got another update ready! #5 Bloodborne – Completed 1/6/2020 PS4 – 26 hours #6 Dragon Quest – Completed 1/7/2020 SNES – 10 hours #7 Dragon Quest II – Completed 1/12/2020 SNES – 15 hours #8 The Outer Worlds – Completed 1/18/2020 PC – 16 hours #9 RiME – Completed 1/19/2020 PC – 4 hours Bloodborne - I've had this on my backlog for nearly 5 years, and I bought it at launch... I don't know what it was, but I just couldn't get hooked back then. Well, since I went through DS3 and Demon's Souls last year, I figured it was high time that I finally played through Bloodborne, and I did. Great game, probably my second favorite behind Demon's Souls now. Dragon Quest - Not much to say. It's the start of the series, and pretty simple. I enjoyed it, but I'm never touching it again. Dragon Quest II - This is also pretty archaic, but when the game wasn't being cryptic for its own good, I actually really enjoyed it! I probably liked it more than DQ1. The Outer Worlds - New Vegas, in space. I enjoyed it, though it definitely felt too easy. Also, optimization is actual garbage for AMD cards. My laptop runs the game better than my desktop... ironic, considering the splash screen has AMD branding. RiME - I remembered hearing that the game's PC version had some performance issues, but I didn't really see that in my playthrough. Besides some framepacing issues in the starting area, it seemed to be a locked 1440p/60 at max settings. I enjoyed it way more than I expected. Beautiful art, amazing soundtrack, and a great twist with the story at the end.
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Thread Xbox Game Pass |OT| Game Pass and Chill
Even when games support cloud saves, sometimes they can be a little wonky. Like, for example: I just played through The Outer Worlds. That has cloud save support. I played about 5 hours on my desktop, took my laptop with me when I was with my parents for a few days, and synced my saves onto it to play a bit more. However, when I went to sync them the *other* way - back to the desktop - I ran into issues. The game was recognizing save changes on my laptop, and attempting to resync the saves on the desktop anytime I would update the save on the laptop, but those syncs just didn't do anything. I ended up having to upload my files manually to onedrive to get them back on my desktop.
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Thread CNN: Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in private 2018 meeting that a woman can't win, Bernie denies(Update: NYT & Buzzfeed Confirming)
I think there's a difference in the nuance between "I think a woman would have trouble winning" and "there is no way that a woman could win", and Warren's response tells us nothing about where Sanders was coming from. That's why I think folks are asking for more context, not because they "want" her to be lying or anything, but this response basically tells us nothing about what actually happened.
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Thread [@GIBiz] Confirmed: PlayStation will not be attending E3 2020
I'm sorry - but intent doesn't matter here. The fact that this happened going *several* years back, and gaming already has an issue with Gamers™ wanting to harrass (and maybe worse) game journos, it's gross negligence at best.
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Thread Monster Hunter: World PC performance thread
Haven't gotten to the iceborne content yet, but I'm like a 99% locked 60FPS at 1440p, all settings maxed except volumetric (which is set to Variable). Haven't tried upscaling yet, might turn it on later if Hoarfrost requires it. My specs are as follows: Ryzen 9 3900x, 32GB 3200c14 DDR4, Vega 56 OC'd to 1650/950, running off an NVMe SSD.
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Thread Rumor: AMD engineering sample GPU/CPU appeared on OpenVR GPU Benchmark, beating out 2080 Ti by 17.3% (Big Navi?)
I have a PowerColor Red Dragon Vega 56 - the same model that GN Steve used to get his RTX 2070 matching results OC'd. I run mine at 1650/975, tested and stable. *I* haven't had the issues with 19.12.2 and beyond, but that's because I've been on 19.12.1 and haven't budged yet. However, I got replies to my PC review for Dragon Quest Builders 2 that it wasn't working for them on AMD GPUs, and its a known issue on both the game's Steam Community Forum as well as on r/AMD. The Navi 1080p issues have been a consistent point of contention since launch on r/AMD, too.
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Thread Rumor: AMD engineering sample GPU/CPU appeared on OpenVR GPU Benchmark, beating out 2080 Ti by 17.3% (Big Navi?)
Let me put it this way - OpenGL and VR, in general, have been absolutely borked on AMD GPUs on Windows for over a month. Multiple games have been crashing to desktop on the latest drivers for a month. There's expected issues with a new architecture, sure, but issues like this - across both GCN *and* RDNA - half a year later is unacceptable.
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Thread Rumor: AMD engineering sample GPU/CPU appeared on OpenVR GPU Benchmark, beating out 2080 Ti by 17.3% (Big Navi?)
Ah yeah, drivers so good that multiple games have been completely borked on AMD since 19.12.2 and OpenGL+VR have been fucked since 19.12.1. Not to mention the weird performance issues that Navi has at 1080p, since launch! I own a Vega 56 in my desktop, but unless they fix their driver issues soon I'm going nVidia next upgrade.
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Thread Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX announced for Nintendo Switch. Coming March 6th. 2020. Demo available NOW
To put it into perspective, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon has been ongoing longer now, than the mainline series had been by the time the first PMD first came out.
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Thread Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX announced for Nintendo Switch. Coming March 6th. 2020. Demo available NOW
Folks also noticed that the game has 18 story points on the save files now, whereas the original only had 12. Either they've reworked where the game notes progress on the save screen, or they've added new post-game content. I'm going to guess that we're getting more post-game content.
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Thread I hate when games are trapped on certain consoles.
Pretty much every console that can be emulated can be relatively easily hacked, which makes the process of dumping your game discs simple. That, of course, necessitates you to own the original hardware in most cases though. Some systems, like PS1/PS2/PS3, Wii, etc, can be dumped on PC if you have the right optical drives for those however.
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Thread If you buy /have bought an MSI product from 12/07/2019 - 1/31/2020 you might be able to get Monster Hunter: World with Iceborne on PC with a promotion
They've got some good budget AMD motherboards, and I've heard good things about some of their GPUs. Others, like on the AMD side of things, not so much.
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Thread Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 |OT| Everything Else is Child's Play
I haven't actually tested BT on my desktop yet, maybe I'll have better luck there... apparently some folks that have had issues with BT on Windows are able to use it fine on their phones.
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Thread Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 |OT| Everything Else is Child's Play
I wonder if the BT connection issues are thanks to all of the metal on the controller, actually. If that's the case, I don't think a simple driver update will fix anything...
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Thread Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 |OT| Everything Else is Child's Play
I had the issue with my A button, but using a plastic toothpick fixed it. What I really need a fix for is the damn BT connection issues! I don't get the problem on my other Xbox controllers!
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Thread 52 Games. 1 Year. 2020.
First update post! Got games #1-4 finished. #1 A Hat in Time – Completed 1/1/2020 PC – 8 hours #2 Katamari Damacy: Reroll – Completed 1/1/2020 PC – 3 hours #3 Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair – Completed 1/3/2020 PC – 10 hours #4 Grow Home – Completed 1/4/2020 PS4 – 3 hours A Hat in Time -- I played this entirely in co-op, and we had a blast. Shorter than I expected, and I would've liked one or two more worlds in the basegame, but it was still a top-notch 3D platformer. Katamari Damacy: Reroll -- Please help, I have like half of this game's soundtrack stuck on loop in my head. Also - the PC port's performance was super weird. Some animations locked at 30FPS, while others were unlocked, causing quite a big disconnect across the screen. Odd stuff. Yooka-Laylee and The Impossible Lair -- Essentially a modern DKC-style 2.5D platformer, and I absolutely loved it. The overworld and its gimmicks were well implemented, and the changing levels was a very smart way to re-use ideas and assets between levels while still making things feel fresh. I think my one and only complaint is that the artstyle feels subdued at times. Everything else? Top notch stuff. Grow Home -- I played through most of this in 2017 and just now remembered that I could finish this up tonight. It's definitely a very intentionally janky game, interesting little concept, but I can't say I was the biggest fan.
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Thread Wait - so if you own the disc of a PS4 game, and then download the digital version, it... still requires you put in the disc?
MS were smart and made physical+digital the same SKU. Sony didn't mandate that so you get stuff like your issue.
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Thread Katsuhiro Harada asks for fan's ideas for Tekken 7 guest characters - Shows interest in Captain Price from Call of Duty - DOA Twitter also responds.
Love how Kiryu is by far the most requested in the Twitter thread, but isn't mentioned here for some reason.
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Thread 52 Games. 1 Year. 2019.
Well... this one should be a hell of an update! Sorry I haven't kept up with updating the list much this year, but I did manage the challenge in the end! #13 The Princess Guide – Completed 3/18/2019 PS4 – 8 hours #14 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Completed 3/25/2019 PC – 30 hours #15 Muv Luv: Alternative – Completed 4/6/2019 Vita – 40 hours? (Not Logged) #16 The Great Ace Attorney – Completed 4/19/2019 3DS – 31 hours #17 Borderlands GOTY – Completed 4/20/2019 PC – 16 hours #18 Picross 3D: Round 2 – Completed 4/21/2019 3DS – 29 hours #19 Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception – Completed 4/27/19 Vita – 21 hours #20 Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth – Completed 5/30/19 Vita – 62 hours #21 Yakuza 0 – Completed 6/23/19 PC – 52 hours #22 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony – Completed 7/3/19 PC – 38 hours #23 428: Shibuya Scramble – Completed 7/21/19 PC – 22 hours #24 InnerSpace – Completed 7/22/19 PC – 3 hours #25 Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – Completed 8/28/19 PS4 – 545 hours (215 for Iceborne) #26 Utawarerumono: Zan – Completed 8/31/19 PS4 – 8 hours #27 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Completed 9/19/19 Switch – 10 hours #28 Borderlands 3 – Completed 9/24/19 PC – 40 hours #29 Ys IX – Monstrum NOX – Completed10/10/19 PS4 – 45 hours #30 Minit – Completed 10/13/19 PC – 1 hour #31 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 – Completed 10/21/19 PS4 – 93 hours #32 Inside – Completed 10/22/19 PC – 3 hours #33 Shadow of the Colossus (2018) – Completed 10/24/19 PS4 – 4 hours #34 Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Completed 10/31/19 Switch – 11 hours #35 Batman: Arkham Asylum – Completed 11/3/19 PC – 8 hours #36 The House in Fata Morgana – Completed 11/4/19 Vita – 30 hours? (Not Logged) #37 Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Completed 11/6/19 PC – 8 hours? (Not Logged, Game Pass) #38 Demon’s Souls – Completed 11/12/19 PS3 (RPCS3) – 19 hours #39 Asura’s Wrath – Completed 11/13/19 PS3 (RPCS3) – 8 hours #40 Pokemon Sword – Completed 11/17/19 Switch – 24 hours #41 Astral Chain – Completed 11/22/19 Switch – 21 hours #42 Dark Souls 3 – Completed 11/26/19 PC – 32 hours #43 Dead Cells – Completed 11/30/19 PC – 8 hours? (Not Logged, Game Pass) #44 Yoku’s Island Express – Completed 12/1/19 PC – 5 hours? (Not Logged, Game Pass) #45 SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions – Completed 12/10/19 PC – 35 hours #46 Sayonara Wild Hearts – Completed 12/12/19 PC – 1 hour #47 Outer Wilds – Completed 12/14/19 PC – 8 hours #48 Motorstorm: Arctic Edge – Completed 12/17/19 PSP/Vita/PC (PPSSPP) – 25 hours #49 The House in Fata Morgana: Requiem for Innocence – Completed 12/22/19 Vita – 10 hours #50 Ape Out – Completed 12/23/19 PC – 2 hours #51 The House in Fata Morgana: Reincarnation – Completed 12/24/19 Vita – 8 hours #52 Dragon Quest Builders 2 – Completed 12/28/19 PC – 57 hours The Princess Guide - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Absolutely the best world and level design that From has ever delivered, and an absolute gem of a game. I think Sword Saint Ashina will be a boss fight I'll always remember fondly. Muv Luv: Alternative - I can see why this is rated so highly on VNDB. While it's not my personal favorite VN, it's damn close. What a great read. The Great Ace Attorney - Scarlet Study did a bang-up job on the translation, for what is easily one of my favorite games in the Ace Attorney series. Here's for a speedy translation of the sequel! Borderlands GOTY - Honestly, wasn't a big fan. I played it so I could play something with my roommate. It's fine. Picross 3D: Round 2 - I had to stop myself from going back to perfect clear all the puzzles and move onto my next games. Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception/Mask of Truth - Putting these under the same description, because they're two halves (two thirds?) of the same story. Great VN, while also being a surprisingly fantastic tactical RPG. Once again, I had to wrestle myself from this (and didn't play nearly as much Dream Arena as I'd have liked) to get to my next games. Yakuza 0 - I don't think I can say anything about Yakuza 0 that hasn't already been said. It's got drama, it's got comedy, it's got Space Harrier. What more could you want? Danganronpa V3 - This is the best Danganronpa story, and the ending is great. I will not be taking questions or comments. 428: Shibuya Scramble - Somehow I never saw myself enjoying a VN that's entirely live action photography and short videos, but here we are. InnerSpace - I'm not gonna lie, I don't remember all that much about this one. All I know is that it was just ok and probably not worth playing again. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne - I poured nearly 400 hours into Iceborne this year, and I would do it all again. Utawarerumono: Zan - I poured nearly 12 hours into Utawarerumono: Zan this year, and I doubt I would do it all again. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - I played through the entirety of this remake during a single livestream, and I would definitely do that all over again. Borderlands 3 - Better than Borderlands 1, and I actually really enjoyed it - when it worked. Maybe the bugs are ironed out by now, and if that's the case I'll give it my honest recommendation. Ys IX - Monstrum Nox - I really enjoyed this one, but it simply wasn't nearly as great as Ys VIII. It's honestly impressive how Falcom managed to have the game run worse than Ys VIII on Vita, while barely looking much better. Minit - This was a really cute game, that I had a lot of fun with. That being said - with how short it was, it's also pretty forgetable! Still glad that I played it, though. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III - I used turbo mode for pretty much anything that wasn't a cutscene and this still took me nearly 100 hours. I loved every second of it, but sheesh. Inside - What the actual fuck was that ending? Shadow of the Colossus - What the actual fuck was that ending? Luigi's Mansion 3 - This is probably my favorite in the series, and without a doubt the prettiest game to release on the Switch so far. Fantastic game. Batman: Arkham Asylum - This has not aged well, and the final fight with the Joker - if you can call it that - was incredibly disappointing and bland. The House in Fata Morgana - Everybody is Crying, definitely not just me. Finally, a VN I can recommend to people with an allergic reaction to anime bullshit. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - I'm super glad that I have a killer headphone setup for my PC, because it would've been a shame to have played this with a shitty pair of cans. Demon's Souls - I played Demon's Souls at 1440p/60FPS on RPCS3 and it was glorious. Probably my favorite Souls game, and I won't apologize for that. Asura's Wrath - I played Asura's Wrath at 1440p/60FPS on RPCS3 until the QTEs got too bad and I turned it back down to 30FPS. Really, this is more of an interactive anime rather than a proper game, but I'm not complaining. What I *will* complain about, is the True Ending being DLC. What the actual fuck, Capcom? That's the best part of the game! Pokemon Sword - Astral Chain - I enjoyed the hell out of this game at the start, but by the end I was well and ready to move on. It's obvious that Platinum wanted players to replay this, but even if I wasn't busting my ass to finish enough games for the challenge I wouldn't have bothered replaying this anyway. Dark Souls 3 - I ultimately enjoyed my time with Dark Souls 3, but it's the Tokyo Xanadu eX+ of FromSoft games. If you don't know what that means - don't worry about it. If you *do*, that should tell you all you need to know. Dead Cells - I had to stop myself from instinctively starting a new playthrough right after the credits rolled. What an addicting game! Yoku's Island Express - Beautiful artstyle, but I'm still not sure why I played a Pinball Metroidvania. It was a cute game, worth playing for sure, but I don't think I would've been happy with it if I hadn't played it on Game Pass, but rather had bought it with my own money. SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions - I reviewed this, but all you need to know is that it's our RPG of the Year, and has what might just be the best turn-based battle system of all time. Do yourselves a favor and play this, for the love of god. Sayonara Wild Hearts - This was a trip, but I couldn't help but feel that the game really wasn't designed with higher refresh rates in mind. At 144FPS, the flickering from the colors shifting between Blue and Pink was just asking for some poor epileptic person to go into shock. I don't get seizures, but even then I felt disoriented! Outer Wilds - I played through Outer Wilds blind, and so should you. Motorstorm: Arctic Edge - Would you believe that this game took me literally a decade to finish? Yeah, I started playing this on my PSP, back when I was 12. The same savefile has gone from my PSP, to my Vita, to PPSSPP. Easily has been the longest that a game has been on my backlog (that I've actually finished, at least...) The House in Fata Morgana: Requiem for Innocence - I didn't really think I needed this, uh, extension of the story. I was wrong. Ape Out - Are you tired of being nice? Don't you just want to go apeshit? The House in Fata Morgana: Reincarnation - This was cathartic as hell, and a really nice sendoff to the characters. Dragon Quest Builders 2 - Ok this game is seriously one of the sleeper hits of the year. It's a very, very strong sequel in basically every way - fixing or improving upon almost all of the issues from the first game. What a gem.
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Thread How is wifi tech developing in terms of latency? Are we getting any closer to ethernet levels of ping? How good can it get?
WiFi 6 is definitely a step up, but it's going to be a while before enough folks upgrade their setups to take advantage of it.
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Thread Capcom's New Online Tournament Mode For Street Fighter 5 Bans Wifi Users From Participating
I'll say "good", but I do have a question - isn't WiFi 6 supposed to be a lot better about signal integrity and consistency? I'm curious if someone playing on WiFi but using a WiFi 6 connection (both router and client) might actually be decent. Obviously that kinda disqualifies consoles, though.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
HE-500. I used to have an Oppo PM3, but the pads wore out/fell off and my grandpa (who's an audiophile) stopped using the hifimans, so he offered to give them to me. ...I need to get replacement pads for the Hifiman one of these days, honestly. At least those are easily replaceable.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Just picked up a pair of M50xBTs, since they were on sale at Best Buy and I had some reward certs + a gift card. All told, I paid around $70 for them - and man, I'm pretty impressed with these so far! Definitely sound better than any other wireless headsets I've used.
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Thread [REDACTED] will obviously be the canon ending for Sekiro, right?
Heh, fair enough. Just seems odd that folks would immediately assume "China". I'd like to think the sword in particular makes the origin rather obvious, and it's not like the dragon is a perfect match for Chinese depicted dragons, either.
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Thread New JP trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MegaMix (Switch)
I actually wasn't a huge fan of the arcade gameplay myself, either, until I got to play the game on an actual cabinet. I haven't touched my PS4 copy of Future Tone since. It's not even funny just how much better the notecharts feel on an actual cabinet.
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Thread 25 years ago on the 23rd of December 1994, Umihara Kawase swung her way onto the Super Famicom
One of my first imports for my Vita was Sayonara Umihara Kawase Chirari, and playing the original on it immediately made the series one of my favorite platformers. Toshinobu Kondo was at this year's Anime Expo, and I actually managed to get my copy of Fresh! signed! Glad to see Umihara Kawase back after the company's tough times a few years back.
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Thread Maximilian Dood and wife JaeJae (both are unharmed) involved in car accident with a truck.
For real. I saw a dude pull out of a parking garage with his parking brakes clearly still on once and drive off. Do not trust LA drivers, saying half of 'em don't deserve their license is being kind.
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Thread The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki announced for PS4 (Summer 2020) [spoilers for Trails series]
50 playable characters. 3 separate routes, taking place in different parts of the continent. I don't even want to begin thinking about how large the script must be... Also, uh, that thumbnail is a *massive* spoiler for Sen IV.
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Thread Game & Wario is a spinoff of Warioware, which is a spinoff of Wario Land, which is a spinoff of Mario Land, which is a spinoff of Super Mario Bros.,
Nayuta no Kiseki is a spin-off of the "Trails" series, which is a quasi-reboot of the Legend of Heroes series, which is a spin-off of the Dragon Slayer series.
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Thread Dualshockers: No More Heroes 3 Trailer Allegedly Features Stolen Animation [Update: Likely due to fraudulent asset pack being sold)
Ok yeah the existence of the Evanto pack makes it seem pretty clear that they didn't steal the animation directly. Still sucks, but not really their fault.
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Thread Dualshockers: No More Heroes 3 Trailer Allegedly Features Stolen Animation [Update: Likely due to fraudulent asset pack being sold)
Folks compared the two animations, and the NMH animation more closely matches the Evanto version.
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Thread Hero Must Die is Finally Coming to the West as Hero Must Die. Again. in Spring 2020
Holy shit. This was one of those really, really niche Vita exclusives that never got the localization treatment, probably due to being a 2016 JP Vita release and it being harder to justify the translation. Degica is bringing it over with a translation on PC! From Wikipedia:
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Thread LTTP - Steam Controller
So, like a bunch of people, I didn't buy a Steam Controller until the recent firesale. I was always kinda interested in the idea behind the thing, but I wasn't really ready to drop $50 on it when I wasn't even sure if I would get much use out of it, or if it would even "click" for me. I remember seeing a bunch of videos that went out around the controller's launch, detailing the customization options you could explore with it - but I still wasn't really convinced, and I just never got around to grabbing one, since I never had the opportunity to try one myself. Well, I've had my controller for a few days now, and I'm in love with this thing! It took a few hours to get used to it, but somewhere along the line when I decided to experiment with mouse look on the right touchpad in games (and at the same time, I realized how you're actually supposed to hold this thing!) everything started to come together. I realized what the default desktop configuration actually does (swirling the left touchpad for the scroll wheel is just plain fun AND great for relaxed, casual web browsing), and Steam Input is quite frankly astonishing with how many options you have to cater a game's controls to your own preferences. Want to use the touchpad for mouselook, except when you're holding a button down for a radial menu? Yep, you can do that. Want to enable the gyroscope when aiming? Same deal. Community configs take a lot of the edge off when you first start messing with the controls, but the real fun (for me) is finding out what works best for me! That's not to say that I feel like I need to customize the controls for every game out there, but I feel like the controller gives me the option to really find the perfect control scheme for ME, and I can't sing its praises enough for that. Really, the only issues I have with it are that the virtual dpad, while it works way better than I expected, isn't perfect... and the controller itself doesn't really feel quite as premium as the other controllers I own. Glossy plastic, why Gabe?! That gets unsightly the moment you take the thing out of the box! Everything else, though? Usability, customization, comfort? I love it, and with very few exceptions this is definitely looking to be my daily driver on PC for the foreseeable future. It's great. What a shame that this thing was discontinued, because I really do think more folks would love this thing if they gave it a real chance. Hopefully Valve makes a revision, 'cause I'll be there on launch next go around for sure! How's the controller holding up for the rest of you that picked it up?
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Thread Dangen Entertainment Allegedly Robbing Indie Devs? (Update: Medium article with more info; Dangen responds; 2nd Medium article -- See Threadmarks)
Updated the OP with the archived blog post.
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Thread Dangen Entertainment Allegedly Robbing Indie Devs? (Update: Medium article with more info; Dangen responds; 2nd Medium article -- See Threadmarks)
Sorry for the late response, but the latest article has been added to the OP.
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Thread Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch coming west according to greek retailer
Hey, heads up - that video isn't entirely accurate. They used the demo to test, and I've heard from folks that the full game does, in fact, run better.
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Thread Huge Vita Backlog (Help with prioritizing)
Oh yeah, La Mulana EX is one of the best metroidvanias of all time - but it's a commitment. If you're down for that, buy yourself a pen and a notebook and write down *everything* while you're playing. Make maps, write down anything that stands out to you, etc. Or use a guide, but what fun is that?
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Thread Color Splash Three Years Later... (Arlo)
I'm surprised how many in this thread are acting like this video "has it out" for Color Splash? Yeah, it's negative, but he explains *why* he's upset with it, and it makes a lot of sense. Arlo is plenty positive about games when he wants to be (his RingFit review is a great example of that!), so seeing folks act like he's too critical just doesn't make sense to me. He's plenty positive, but as he's lamented on numerous occasions - his negative videos just tend to spread more.
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Thread What monitor do you currently use for PC gaming?
Acer XF270HUA - 1440p/144hz/IPS/FreeSync. 120+ FPS is worth it for sure - even if you can't hit it in every game, it's likely you'll be able to take advantage of it in older titles, and then there's the whole user experience factor just browsing the web and using the desktop.
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Thread Dangen Entertainment Allegedly Robbing Indie Devs? (Update: Response From Dangen Entertainment)
Thanks for the response. Can a mod update the thread title?
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Thread Does high FPS matter? 60fps vs. 144fps vs. 240fps - Linus Tech Tips (ft. Shroud, Grimmmz, Overwatch Pro)
Honestly, 1440p 27' with just a little anti-aliasing is more than good enough - we don't *need* 4K yet. I'd much, much rather have the smoother framerate.
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Thread Dangen Entertainment Allegedly Robbing Indie Devs?
So... this appears to be developing, but at least one Indie developer, and allegedly others, aren't being paid royalties for their games published by Dangen Entertainment. , but also the developers for Devil Engine Ignition have not-so-subtly been claiming it themselves on Twitter: So far only one developer has alleged this, but they're claiming that they've been in contact with other developers that have had the same happen to them. Obviously, this is a developing story - hoping this isn't what it looks like...
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Thread Your best/worst purchases this generation?
Best: Vita is this generation, and despite the issues with the platform I've put waaaay too much time and money into that platform. Worst: Ni no Kuni II.
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Thread Microsoft “in talks” for Project xCloud exclusive games
...ok, no. The *main* thing I like about xCloud is that it doesn't take anything away from preservation efforts, since it just exists as a supplement to traditional Xbox stuff. Having "streaming only" content throws all of that out the window, and honestly, I want nothing to do with it.
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Thread Video: the many problems of Fighting games
BlazBlue is a complicated fighting game. Yet, it's the one that got me into the genre - it's the one that stuck. A lot of folks first "fighting game" is Smash. It's plenty complicated at higher levels too. Why? It's because they have singleplayer content. BlazBlue has its story, Abyss mode, plenty of missions, along with the usual arcade/time attack/score attack. Smash has stuff like classic and adventure mode, Melee had a deep mission mode, Brawl had Subspace Emissary, SSBU has World of Light... and so on. It doesn't matter if a game is complicated, if it's fun people will play it - but new players need things to do while they learn that isn't just labbing. Labbing is important, but you don't really start doing it until you already know you like a game, and have a general idea of how to get better.
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Thread The lack of Arslan Ash in "The Game Awards" eSports player of the year is a fucking embarassment and genuinely mindboggling
The fact that neither Arslan Ash nor MKLeo were nominated is laughably tone-deaf.
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Thread So should we expect a remake of Pokémon Generation 4 next?
The one good thing about Gen 4 remakes is Diamond and Pearl's main issue was the regional dex, they already had a decent amount of content. So if they still just adapt those unlike HGSS adapted Crystal they'll be top-tier games. Hopefully.
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Thread It's Trans Awareness Week! (Nov 13th -19th)
Yeah - I want to apologize for bringing up any other grievances of mine, but it's like you say. We actively haven't been able to air our complaints for a long, long time. We need to deal with this first, but there's absolutely more work to be done besides. The community deserves it.
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Thread It's Trans Awareness Week! (Nov 13th -19th)
All that needs to be said. Far, far too many people have been banned that haven't deserved it, and the complete lack of ACTUAL transparency has gone on long enough. There are plenty of people that should be unbanned, plenty of people that shouldn't have been perma'd, and more than a few members of staff that really need to step down.
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Thread It's Trans Awareness Week! (Nov 13th -19th)
I merely mentioned it as an example that the site has never really followed the mantra it was founded on, in that regard. I don't even feel particularly strongly about the list itself - just the act of how it was brought over without community input. What matters more, right now, is defending the LGBTQ+ community here on Era though.
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Thread It's Trans Awareness Week! (Nov 13th -19th)
FWIW, I don't believe the staff explanation for the ban message changing for one second. This isn't the first time someone has been arguably falsely banned for criticizing the staff's actions in general (and not just a specific member of the staff), and had their ban "changed" without any disclosure. It's not even something that has been isolated to the Trans community on Era, though obviously it happening here is much more significant. As mentioned earlier in the thread - I think the biggest problem right now is that the staff just are not living up to the values that had been described when Era was founded. When was the last time that the community actually had any real input on which persons became staff? When was the last time that rule changes were vetted by the community? I think its clear frustration over how staff have been treating the site in general has brewing for at least the last 6 months or more, and for many what appears (from the outside, at least) to be an unjust perma of a pillar of the Trans community is just the last straw.
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Thread What are your esential games for PS Vita?
Persona 4 Golden, Muramasa Rebirth, Steins;Gate/Steins;Gate 0/Chaos;Child, Shiren the Wanderer, Stranger of Sword City Revisited, Demon Gaze, IA/VT Colorful, Project Diva f/F 2nd/X, Taiko no Tatsujin V, Dragon Quest Builders, Tearaway, Killzone: Mercenary, The House in Fata Morgana, LittleBigPlanet Vita, Disgaea 3+4, Soul Sacrifice Delta, Freedom Wars, Risk of Rain... and I'm sure I'm forgetting some.
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Thread It's Trans Awareness Week! (Nov 13th -19th)
Honestly, the mods have been bad from day 1 - the issues just didn't become obvious until later. I still remember when they said new rules would be decided on by the community and then they just brought over GAF's banned games list without a discussion. Regardless of your thoughts on the list, that was fishy af.
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Thread Digital Foundry: Stadia Red Dead 2 runs at 1440p and 30 fps at X1X settings on Chromecast. 1080p uncapped in browser.
An OC'd Vega 56 can handle RDR2 at 1440p/60 at high settings more often than not, and yet Stadia is struggling with 1080p/60 at XB1X settings? What the hell?
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Thread How on earth are fighting games going to work on Google Stadia?
Folks acting like netcode hasn't been something the entire goddamn FGC hasn't been complaining about for years. WE'VE BEEN ASKING FOR ROLLBACK NETCODE EVERYWHERE FOR YEARS.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Got my laptop I ordered from Best Buy, and I've had some time to mess around with it. Got this when it was $900, and so far - I'm happy with it! Battery life is better than I expected, 5 hours browsing the web which is great, keyboard is really really good, and they even included what I'd need to transfer my HDD from my old laptop to this one in the box. Tested a few games, and everything I throw at it runs at 1080p/60 max settings. Good stuff. Oh, yeah - both DIMM slots were filled, so the config was 2x8GB for dual channel. Good stuff.
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Thread Switch emulator Yuzu has pokemon sword/shield running day 1
I played Demon's Souls on PC with a copy of the game I bought and dumped, personally. Theoretically, I could've done the same with Pokemon, as I have a launch Switch that I *could* hack and make a dump of my copy of Pokemon. Emulation != piracy
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Thread Switch emulator Yuzu has pokemon sword/shield running day 1
Hey, I'm very much looking forward to playing BotW 2 in 4K on my PC day-1 using a personal dump from a copy I will buy for my Switch. Go off, I guess.
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Thread Pokémon Sword and Shield |OT| God Save The Vespiquen
Honestly my problem isn't even the lock itself, but rather that it's inconsistent. It's immersion-breaking as all hell.
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Thread I am still amazed at what Devil May Cry 5 pulled off at 60 fps in terms of visuals
4c/4t is the problem, yeah. Get a better CPU and you'd be good for 1440p/60 FPS.
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Thread Stadia Reddit AMA: Stadia's Achievements will not have UI at launch; Family Sharing not at launch either
I think the most damning thing about Stadia is I keep forgetting it even exists.
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Thread I am still amazed at what Devil May Cry 5 pulled off at 60 fps in terms of visuals
What's your specs? It's very CPU bound.
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Thread Sega's latest logo treatment features Shenmue, Rhythm Thief, Nugget, and more
Rhythm Thief has incredible Dreamcast-era SEGA strength. It's great.
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Thread I got a PS Vita
Vita memory cards are unreliable POS. It's a miracle that my 32GB card is still kicking from launch considering how much I wrote to it, doing reviews and all. Do yourself a favor and get an sd2Vita. Better yet, if that 1k is a 3G unit, get a PSVSD.
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Thread Was Goldeneye 007 meant to be included in Rare Replay?
This is really interesting. It's pretty obvious they'd originally intended to have it, I wonder what the hold up might've been?
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Thread Video game that made you first say “this is art”
I don't think there ever really was a point, after I started really understanding "art" as a concept, that I didn't just consider games art to begin with? Like... they had soundtracks, storylines, visuals. Why wouldn't I treat them as art, like TV shows and/or movies?
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Thread Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night/Persona 5 Dancing Star Night Review Thread
My review just went up, reviewed both games in one because that's how Atlus should've packaged this content for $60 to begin with. 6/10
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Thread On the Wii U's launch window, how well did you think the console would sell?
Considering how the Wii U actually sold incredibly well for its first month or two, and then fell off a cliff, if you really thought it was going to be an abject failure back then you're probably misremembering things. I mean it had a NSMB launch title ffs. Nobody would've blamed you for expecting it to do well.
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Thread How many Console Hardware Purchases have you made this gen?
o3DS N3DS XL N3DS (JP) Vita 1k Vita 2k (JP) Vita 1k 3g (JP) PSTV Wii U PS4 PS4 Pro (JP) XB1 S XB1 X Switch Switch Lite
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Thread DJMAX Respect (PS4) GOAT Rythm Game. First time on sale, PS+ Extra Discount ($34.99/$19.99)
Also wondering if any of the DLC is on sale...
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Thread Hi, I am addicted to weird/"interesting" ports/versions of games. Let's look at some examples!
Holy crap, that Smashing Drive GBA port! I used to play the GCN version a bunch when I was younger, and that looks like an honest-to-god port, as in the same tracks (for the most part) running on a GBA in 3D! What the hell.
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Thread Pokémon Sword and Shield: Spoiler, leaks and datamine thread (Discussion guidelines in OP)
I like Sobble's, despite really disliking Sobble itself. Maybe I'll pick him anyway!
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Thread Luigi's Mansion 3 |OT| ScareBNB
You can still tug, and in some cases it's even better to tug than to slam. Boss ghosts immediately end their damage phase when your slam runs out, so it's best to keep tugging for as long as possible before slamming.
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Thread Luigi's Mansion 3 |OT| ScareBNB
Once you get the controls down (don't turn, horizontal only, use the bumpers for the plunger + flashlights) this is easily the best game in the series. It's shocking how good it is, really.
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Thread Luigi´s Mansion 3 is the most graphically/technically advanced Nintendo release ever
...are you talking about Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, or Resident Evil Revelations?
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Thread Luigi´s Mansion 3 is the most graphically/technically advanced Nintendo release ever
Either way, I think everyone can agree that Capcom probably knew how to optimize 3DS even better than Nintendo themselves.
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Thread Luigi's Mansion 3 |OT| ScareBNB
Yeah, I wish the game would tell you that L can use the plunger shot, R can use the light, and l+r at the same time can use the dark light. Set your direction controls to horizontal only and use the bumpers+triggers for everything except gooigi and the slam, then say goodbye to awkward controls!
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Thread Luigi's Mansion 3 |OT| ScareBNB
About halfway through the game now, I think, and wow - the level design really starts getting crazy near the midpoint. NLG have really brought their A-game! Can't wait to see folks reactions to the movie studio's gimmick.
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Thread Cut off your primary arm to free yourself, or risk death waiting for help that may not come?
...is everyone itt ok?
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Thread Cut off your primary arm to free yourself, or risk death waiting for help that may not come?
If my arm was that stuck, it would lose circulation and die eventually anyways...
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Thread Sony had a quiz on PGW where you had to guess the character. Nobody knew Kat.
Sony has no one to blame but themselves. The one market they actually marketed the game in, Japan, had decent sales. But they didn't bother to actually market the game anywhere else.
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Thread Kotaku publishes article criticizing their own terrible ads, Kotaku owners later remove it without consent of the staff.
Firefox on Android (no really the new version that's in-dev atm is really good!) has built in ad-blocking.
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Thread Luigi's Mansion 3 | Review Thread
I also got an early copy - you get all your new abilities pretty quickly (Gooigi, Plunger Shot) as well as your old ones (Black Light) like within the first 2-3 hours. I don't know if you get anything else later on, but I'm enjoying it so far.
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Thread Capcom Q2 Earnings Results FY3/2020: Iceborne 2.8M units, digital contents net sales down YoY due to digital shift
It's even closer to 1/3rd of those that bought it on console, depending on exactly how much the game has sold on PC. Edit: Actually, to put it another way - at least on PS4 the basegame has around a 50% completion rate (based on PSN trophy info) . Assuming that the game has sold around 10m on consoles, then you're looking at over half of the folks that finished MHW's basegame went on to buy Iceborne at launch. That's good retention.
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Thread Capcom Q2 Earnings Results FY3/2020: Iceborne 2.8M units, digital contents net sales down YoY due to digital shift
"Highest profit at all levels at the end of a second quarter in company history" sounds impressive!
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Thread Rumor: 'Big' Navi GPU that has just passed certification will power the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Scarlett
Big as in big die. Current Navi die is tiny, so they can easily make a larger one with more CUs.
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Thread Devil May Cry 5, but with Ed, Edd n Eddy sound effects (DMC5 spoilers)
I love this meme. First cropped up last year, but its having a resurgence.
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Thread What confirm button feels the most natural to you on a controller?
Sorta related, but as someone with a JP PS4 it's been weird to see the sorta trend where some NA/EU games actually default to the system confirm button. When I reviewed Utawarerumono Zan it used Circle, same with MHW Iceborne. Looking at footage of both of those at events/on NA PS4s they used X. Interesting situation, that.
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Thread What confirm button feels the most natural to you on a controller?
I grew up mostly with Nintendo consoles, and both my Vitas + my PS4 are JP systems, so I've grown accustomed to O for confirm. I know I'm weird.
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Thread Let's talk about Genius Sonority (Pokémon Colosseum/XD/Battle Revolution/Trozei)
I loved the idea of a Pokemon game built like a more traditional RPG, with an emphasis on double battles. Colosseum was far from perfect, but I'd love to see another game in the series like it - complete with a darker tone. XD was more polished but it lost a lot of what I really loved about Colosseum.
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Thread Blizzard + Late 2019 USA: A Confessional
Roommate started playing OW again shortly after the Blizzard thing. Asked if I want to play, told him I uninstalled B.Net. He asked why and told me it was a dumb reason. Gah.
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Thread Luigi’s Mansion 3 copies are breaking street date, remember to pause YouTube history to avoid recommended spoilers.
Hoping the local shop I go to that breaks street date gets their copies in soon. Loved what I played of it at E3!
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne out on PC on Jan 9!
Capcom said it'll have both it and a DirectX12 mode from the start. Curious to see how *that* works out - currently MHW is so multithreaded on PC that a 3900x is actually the best performing consumer CPU, beating out the 9900k.
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Thread If I want to get into the Mario & Luigi RPG series, should I get Superstar SaGa GBA or 3DS?
GBA is the way to go.
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Thread Comcast is fucking worthless i swear to fucking god
Spectrum keeps sending me goddamn spam to sign up for TV or mobile service, but my actual Internet connection is fine. $50 a month for 400Mbps down, 30Mbps up.
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Thread In honor of the release of New Vegas 2, what other games are literally just a sequel to a game by another publisher in disguise?
Same dev (DIMPS), similar TPS gameplay, and even has the grappling hook mechanic.
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Thread In honor of the release of New Vegas 2, what other games are literally just a sequel to a game by another publisher in disguise?
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is just Freedom Wars 2.
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Thread Now that the DS brand is finally dead... which was the best looking console out of all of them?
Let me choose the regular N3DS separate from the XL, please.
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Thread The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 |OT| The Embers of War
FWIW, Ys IX has the BGM volume really low by default too. I didn't think CSIII was as bad as that, but yeah - maybe knock it up a level or two.
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Thread Sony/Nintendo fans, what would Xbox have to do for you to use the platform?
I own an XB1X, but I mostly play on PC.
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Thread Ys Community Thread |OT| Shipwrecker by Day, Survivor by Night, Always an Adventurer!
We pushed an Import Review for Ys IX on our end, if anyone is interested in reading it:
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Thread Mangagamer freelance translator: Why I'm no longer working with Mangagamer
Not everything that MG publishes is an eroge, if you don't have anything helpful to say about the situation you don't *have* to comment on it.
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Thread Guarding Against Physical Attacks: The Xbox One Story (or how xboxone hasnt been hacked yet)
No point in hacking XB1 when dev mode is basically free.
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Thread The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 |OT| The Embers of War
There are party members that you'll use once for 2 hours and then never again. If anything, CSIII has the most party splitting in the series (CSIV is worse but for western folks, that doesn't matter yet)
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Thread The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 |OT| The Embers of War
They only started doing those after lots of folks from the community telling them that tweets just weren't enough. The 3rd and the CS PC ports basically.
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Thread The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 |OT| The Embers of War
Just saying that NISA has given CSIII more marketing than XSEED ever gave the series in the west is a hell of an understatement. They have: - Prepped media ahead of the announcement to give the announcement the most possible reach before it dropped - Immediately had a PAX panel ready to detail exactly what was going into the translation, and who was working on it - Continually posted updates about the game - trailers, character bios, etc - on their social feeds leading up until launch - Heavy presence + on-site demo at E3 - Flew Kondo out to the US, again, for both Anime Expo and a press tour - Besides just Kondo's panel at AX, they also held multiple other panels - including one with a large portion of the English voice cast - Collaborated with a freaking Cafe + Bakery to hold a pop-up shop for a week, complete with themed Macarons and decor - Released a demo with transferable saves weeks before launch - All the merch. Just... all the merch That's missing things, but it more than makes the point. For most Falcom games, the most that XSEED did was tweet three times and update their twitter banner - a tweet when the project is announced, a tweet for the release date 2 weeks before launch, and a tweet on release day. NISA quite literally marketed the game as strongly as they could. They stopped just short of giving it a AAA marketing budget.
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Thread Google Stadia preorders are being shipped on first-come first-served basis, not all preorders will get it on launch day.
They've already said it doesn't.
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Thread The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 |OT| The Embers of War
As per my review, played every game up to CSIII when I played it for review.
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Thread For people who have it, just how is the real world RTX performance with current cards?
IIRC the 2070 Super is close to the 1080 ti (better in some, worse in other games) that it's probably worth going for it over a 1080 ti if buying both new.
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Thread The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 |OT| The Embers of War
Trophies aren't active on PSN until launch. Welcome to playing games early, lol.
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Thread PCs will actually hold consoles back next gen on the CPU side for a while
This is why I went for my 3900x over the 3700x.
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Thread Do you think Monster Hunter World is successful at catering to newcomers and veterans at the same time?
Absolutely. Iceborne is the best the series has ever been, and I've been playing since MHFU.
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Thread The PC Builders Thread ("I Need a New PC") v2
Personal recommendation - don't go for the 970. You can get a 1TB NVMe that's just as good for around $100. Also, RX 5700's are better than a 2060 non-super as well as cheaper. Also would recommend going for a Zen 2 CPU for a little more if you can afford it. You should be able to get a 3600 with the money saved on the GPU.
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Thread Control (PC) 1.04 patch adds DRM, removes offline playability, breaks Steam Controller support (UPDATE: Remedy responds, see threadmark)
Basically confirms that, yes, it was a deliberate change. Oof.
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Thread With less than a month left, let's place our bets: will Stadia be a success, or will it fail?
They announced plans for my city (Long Beach) years ago, which apparently forced local ISPs to compete, but so far haven't actually moved in.
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Thread Stadia will require Wi-Fi to play games at launch, including on Pixels
I'm pretty sure most public wifi is actually gonna be shoddier for streaming stuff than a mobile data connection...
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Thread HDMI 2.1 support still hasn't been confirmed for next-gen consoles and it's getting worrying...
XB1X supports VRR I wouldn't worry about the next Xbox not supporting 2.1, it probably will.
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Thread Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Previews
The vast, vast majority of my time with the game was on the hardest difficulty, and it absolutely felt similar to playing Sekiro/Dark Souls. Grandmaster is the way to go if that's what you want.
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Thread Characters who get redesigns/new outfits/new hairstyles - in the story, not as extra content - over the course of a single game
Does it count if it's a sequel, and they have their outfit from the first game for the first hour or so of the game?
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Thread Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Previews
Nope, PC with an i9 9900k, 16GB of RAM, and an RTX 2080 Ti. Game was on an SSD. ...on that note, we have a preview of our own. Game isn't quite an RPG, but we've covered Metroidvania style games before!
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Thread I'm about to sell my WiiU, am I in the right to continue playing the games I own?
I rip PS3 games on my CFW system to play on RPCS3. This is basically the same situation, no shame.
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Thread Google discontinuing Daydream (Platform & VR headsets), Pixel 4 won't support it at all.
...are you seriously saying that deciding to unplug your old consoles is the same as losing your games on them forever, like might very well happen with Stadia?
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Thread Google discontinuing Daydream (Platform & VR headsets), Pixel 4 won't support it at all.
Defending the erosion of consumer rights by saying "who cares if the game you own disappears forever?" is definitely a take.
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Thread Google discontinuing Daydream (Platform & VR headsets), Pixel 4 won't support it at all.
That's great for you, but plenty of people still prefer to actually own their games, and losing access to a $60 game you paid for is and should always be taboo.
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Thread Private Division Confirms The Outer Worlds is enhanced for both Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
Yet another PS4 Pro game that renders at 1440p, while Sony doesn't allow the PS4 Pro to output at 1440p natively. I really wish Sony would just let me use my 1440p monitor properly when MS has no issues doing so.
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Thread Kiseki/Trails Community|OT|Familiar faces~, Zemurian places—SPOILERTAGS OR DIE!
I need my LE to ship, like, yesterday. Payment went through already!
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Thread I was hyped for Trails of Cold Steel 3: But according to fans I shouldn't play it...
Not quite finished with the game, but after 70 hours I can confirm the localization is up to par! While you can play Cold Steel III having only played Cold Steel I and II, I wouldn't personally recommend it.
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Thread I'm finding it really hard to get into Trails in the Sky The Third.
The 3rd lays the foundation for some story threads in Calvard's upcoming arc. It's crazy!
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Thread I was hyped for Trails of Cold Steel 3: But according to fans I shouldn't play it...
PS4 has turbo mode.
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Thread I was hyped for Trails of Cold Steel 3: But according to fans I shouldn't play it...
Bookmarking this for 12:01 AM.
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Thread I was hyped for Trails of Cold Steel 3: But according to fans I shouldn't play it...
...alright, I'll say this for now. I don't care what NISA says, you 100% shouldn't start the series with CS3. That's a big no.
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Thread Got 1GB internet yesterday, household finally able to game while I install destiny 2 in like 20 minutes.
I pay $50 for 400 down/30 up, which is fine by me. I've seen it hit near 500 down at times.
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Thread "8 Cores, 16 Thread CPU, Zen/Ryzen" etc mean nothing to me. What kind of graphics can we expect next gen?
We've already begun seeing games absolutely choke on 4c/8t CPUs and 6c/6t ones. Monster Hunter World fully scales across a ton of threads, and actually runs better on a Ryzen 9 3900x than an i9 9900k. To say that games aren't using more threads these days shows you either haven't been playing a lot of AAA releases lately, or are ignorant on the current state of affairs. Probably both. DICE outright said that they designed Battlefield V for a 6c/12t CPU.
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Thread "8 Cores, 16 Thread CPU, Zen/Ryzen" etc mean nothing to me. What kind of graphics can we expect next gen?
What I'm curious about is if they're gonna have separate RAM for the CPU and GPU this time. Apparently memory bandwidth has been an issue on consoles this gen.
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Thread what games had brilliantly done bittersweet endings?
I don't think there's a Trails/Kiseki game with an ending that isn't bittersweet. Maybe Zero no Kiseki? I guess?
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Thread Uncharted 2 released 10 years ago and it was fun
While I definitely enjoyed the campaign, I actually think it's the multiplayer I enjoyed the most about Uncharted 2. While it certainly wasn't balanced, I liked the way that it worked far more than Uncharted 3. No "layouts" besides a few minor perks, and you basically choose which weapons that you'd want to use as you're exploring the map. No killstreaks, no huge advantage to anyone that had played hundreds of hours already - good stuff. Also, it had Elimination, which was a ton of fun (and probably was what got me interested in Counter-Strike down the line, now that I think about it)
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Thread CEO of world’s largest e-sports firm ESL warns staff not to discuss Hong Kong protests
It's been obvious that China could really dictate a lot of what goes into popular media for more than a decade now, and its always been concerning. I'm glad that folks are finally starting to realize how that can be such a bad thing.
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Thread What video games have obscure lore to explain game mechanics?
One of the changes to the series' formula in Ys Seven included "skills" that players could use by pressing the R-button on the PSP along with one of the face buttons. The in-game explanation for the system was that the weapons that the player could find in Altago bestowed these skills (kind of similar to the explanation for a similar system in Falcom's previous game, Xanadu Next) ...of course, that explanation is summarily thrown in the trash once Memories of Celceta and Ys VIII come around, and have the same skills systems. But hey, at least you've got an explanation for your skills in Ys IX - the "Monstrum" curse that the party members have been afflicted with is what fuels those skills.
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Thread Calif. officials say man using oxygen tank died within minutes of PG&E power shutoff
It's because the power lines in the state have not been properly maintained, so when especially strong winds hit 'em they'll fall over. Sparks from those lines, if they're live, can and will cause fires - especially in this time of the year. PG&E decided that they'd rather be liable for people dying due to loss of power than being liable for fires.
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Thread Maximilian Dood - Crossplay is Happening...But When & How?
Yes, and? Plenty of people *do* avoid playing on PC because of that difference in responsiveness. I've heard the excuse plenty of times in the SoCal scene, in person, coming from real people. It's most certainly a problem that the FGC faces.
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Thread Maximilian Dood - Crossplay is Happening...But When & How?
That's the thing, though. Even if cross-play becomes a thing, it won't change things at tournaments. One console will become the standard, because it's much easier that way. Even with the same fighting game, you'll have slight differenes in responsiveness depending on the platform. It's much more noticeable comparing console to PC, but I'm sure it's there between PS4 and Xbox too. Hell, there's probably enough difference to mind it between PS4 and PS4 Pro.
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Thread Maximilian Dood - Crossplay is Happening...But When & How?
Sony gained a lot of marketshare from the FGC this gen, with SFV and other JP fighting games. While tons of people will play on PC, if you're serious you lab on PS4 since that's what tournaments use (excepting exclusives, of course). Even if cross-play happens, I do wonder how the tournament question will pan out. PC is harder to organize, since you have to deal with drivers. So which console will be the standard?
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Thread What is your favorite Halloween in-game event?
Toontown Online had "Black Cat Day", where if you made a cat character on that day, it could have black fur, but only if you mad them on that day. The fur color is permanent. Folks would make entirely new characters on that day so they could have a black cat at the endgame.
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Thread Steam has a LGBTQ+ Sale right now
You didn't read the article. It's one scene, in a bath, where other games from larger publishers have shown far more. There's no reason that this game specifically, where this is the only scene that shows anything close to sexual, and is censored, should be banned when other - far, far more brazen games - get through fine.
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Thread Blizzard Releases Statement, Reduces Blitzchung And Casters' Suspension To Six Months And Restores Blitzchung's Prize Money
Holy shit.
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Thread Blizzard Releases Statement, Reduces Blitzchung And Casters' Suspension To Six Months And Restores Blitzchung's Prize Money
Worse than empty words, they blatantly lie. Cowards, all of them.
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Thread Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum Session |OT| Master the Drums, in English!
Been getting used to using the tatacon for the last few hours... I feel like I'm finally getting there. It really is a different experience playing with the drum.
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Thread Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum Session |OT| Master the Drums, in English!
Already seeing improvement while using the tatacon! I can clear every song on hard, and I'm working my way into oni. My arms are sore.
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Thread Wii U is the Greatest Gaming Hobbyist Device short of a PC. Here's Why. [Image Heavy]
Close, but no cigar. Vita definitely takes the prize here. Native PSP/PSX/Vita support, emulation that's solid up through GBA, and homebrew basically solves all of the issues with the system.
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Thread Wii U is the Greatest Gaming Hobbyist Device short of a PC. Here's Why. [Image Heavy]
You also forgot PSP, which was the quintessential modding console.
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Thread Google Stadia will be “faster and more responsive” than local gaming hardware in the near future predicts Stadia dev
Unless I'm misremembering that video, the latency you're talking about was actually what was introduced in addition to the game's input lag. But even if it wasn't - that's not even the most inherent problem with streaming games. It's the variance of that latency that'll always be the issue. That makes it a complete no-go for any reaction heavy, or timing heavy, games. Rhythm games you can just through out. Fighting games... I don't know why SNK are bothering to put Samurai Shodown on there, as I'm sure even casual fighting game fans will notice that variance. Some games are better for streaming, yes, but "better" doesn't mean "good". Trying to calculate what someone's inputs will be before they do them doesn't solve this problem.
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Thread American University Forfeits The Rest of Their Hearthstone Season After Blizzard Decides To Not Punish For HK Protest Sign Held Up During Broadcast
Because, going by Blizzard's reasoning for what they did to Blitzchung, they should've been banned for a year. The fact that they *didn't* shows that Blizzard's reasoning for what they did to Blitzchung is bullshit.
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Thread American University Forfeits The Rest of Their Hearthstone Season After Blizzard Decides To Not Punish For HK Protest Sign Held Up During Broadcast
Yeah this is blatant hypocrisy. Good on AU for holding them accountable.
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Thread With new games hitting at least 150GB for its minimum size requirements, when do we get to see 200GB as minimum? 250GB?
Behold, the future, where we'll need a 240GB SSD for every game.
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Thread With new games hitting at least 150GB for its minimum size requirements, when do we get to see 200GB as minimum? 250GB?
I will say, however, that a lot of times when a game lists a super high required HDD space, that's just because it'll use double the install size during the installation process. Destiny 2 lists itself as well over 100GB, but the actual install size doesn't match the required space to install it.
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Thread Blizzard has removed Hong Kong Hearthstone player blitzchung from Hearthstone Grand Masters and rescinded all his prize money
Don't forget that Activision and Blizzard are the same company, btw.
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Thread Blizzard has removed Hong Kong Hearthstone player blitzchung from Hearthstone Grand Masters and rescinded all his prize money
Yeah I think I'm gonna uninstall Battle.Net tonight. Now that Destiny 2 migrated to Steam, and I don't really play Overwatch anymore, this makes things easy.
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Thread Keep my vita 1K or sell it and buy a 2k vita?
There's technically two kinds. The more common adapter that you can easily order on ebay, and the more specialized . The difference is that the SD2Vita is used via an adapter that will work through the game card slot (upon installing a special driver): And the PSVSD requires you to own a 3G Vita, open it up and physically replace the 3G modem with the PSVSD PCB. It, of course, also requires a driver: The main advantage of the PSVSD over the SD2Vita, is that it allows you to use microSD cards without taking up the game card slot. Therefore allowing you to make backups to your microSD card on the same system, and free it up for other uses. Like, perhaps, having a dedicated SD2Vita for PSP games.
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Thread Keep my vita 1K or sell it and buy a 2k vita?
I had an NA launch Vita 1k that I've poured thousands of hours into, and recently I got a JP 3G Vita that was very, very lightly used. While you might not notice its degradation, it is very much real. The 3G Vita's screen was like a night and day difference.
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Thread Keep my vita 1K or sell it and buy a 2k vita?
Let me put it this way - for a while I was arguing that the RGB+Colorspace modded LCD screen was just as good as the OLED screen. While I do still think it's a decent substitute, I haven't said it was as good as the OLED since seeing the 3G Vita's screen.
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Thread Keep my vita 1K or sell it and buy a 2k vita?
It's a non-issue if you have a hacked Vita, which you should at this point. You can change the button mapping for the system menus.
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Thread Dear PC gamers, I've seen the light, 75fps is much better than 60fps and I want more
In eSports titles, sure.
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Thread Dear PC gamers, I've seen the light, 75fps is much better than 60fps and I want more
Truly upgrading to 144hz is a curse. Before you know it you'll be considering your next GPU upgrade!
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Thread Racing Game ERA: I'm looking for a certain kind of game.
Forza Horizon 3/4 are both on PC, have historic cars you can unlock, have an upgrade system, and are both cheap and/or on game pass.
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Thread So, who’s (not) getting Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition?
I pre-ordered Xenoblade on the Wii, pre-ordered it for the N3DS (and my N3DS has the monado faceplates on it, alongside the Xenoblade theme), and I'm getting Xenoblade Definitive Edition day 1.
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Thread Honestly, how sensitive are you to frame-pacing and FPS in general
I'm suuuper sensitive to framerate, where I can pin-point the difference between 60/120+ easy, while I have a friend that insists that he can't feel the difference between 30 and 60, and he plays on PC.
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Thread GameDaily.biz: Shawn Layden departs Sony amid restructuring confusion and potential power struggle. Third party source: "We're getting nervous."
You wouldn't be wrong.
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Thread GameDaily.biz: Shawn Layden departs Sony amid restructuring confusion and potential power struggle. Third party source: "We're getting nervous."
Parts of the article certainly line up with things that I've heard about from multiple sources, so I'm hesitant to dismiss it. Can't really say more than that, and I want to stress that this is myself talking here - not any outlet I write for. Edit: Something to note, is that there's an extraordinary amount of sensitive information about the situation, so it shouldn't come at any surprise that any such articles on it would err on the side of caution.
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Thread Warning to ImportERA: Do NOT give Play Asia your business
An imported package requiring a signature is absolutely not a legit reason to hate Play-Asia, doubly so when there are legit reasons to.
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Thread Warning to ImportERA: Do NOT give Play Asia your business
Almost any imported package will require a signature, and most of the time you can make an account with the courier and authorize delivery beforehand so they don't need one at time of delivery.
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Thread So I want to play a JRPG on the Switch... Recommendations?
Ys VIII is great, if you want an ARPG. Labyrinth of Refrain if you want a DRPG. DQXIS if you want turn-based.
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Thread Best Buy GCU Expiring - People are getting 25% off coupons in email that stacks with GCU discount
You'll probably receive it soon. I think I got mine about a month before mine expired? I'd double check your spam to be safe.
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Thread Best Buy GCU Expiring - People are getting 25% off coupons in email that stacks with GCU discount
Well, had the same issue with the expired link, and managed to call up support to fix it. Got DQXIS discounted, though!
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Thread I want to play a single player game that will melt my eyes and my PC....what should I get?
Destiny 2 is going F2P soon, and it looks pretty great at max settings.
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Thread Do you import games and how much do you spend per game?
The frequency depends, but I definitely import games pretty often. This year alone I count at least 5, though 3 of those are digital. I imported Ys VIII on Vita at launch and just did the same for Ys IX on PS4.
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Thread Cinderella Step is back in Dragalia Lost! Other stuff too, like a Mega Man collaboration.
The difference between the monetization in Dragalia and how generous it is with its gacha, and the monetization in Mario Kart: Tour, is staggering.
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Thread Cinderella Step is back in Dragalia Lost! Other stuff too, like a Mega Man collaboration.
You could say that Dragalia Lost is on a bit of a Roll!
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Thread Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro launch and price revealed
This looks awesome, but I really wish it had PS4 support. While I play most of my fighting games on PC, I actually go to locals, and for obvious reasons the platform of choice there is PS4.
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Thread Independent hentai music contractor Mitsuo Singa and his recent influence on gaming's longest running and revered sound team, Falcom Sound Team JDK
Hentai was a poor choice to start the thread with. Utawarerumono started as an eroge, and has always had a banging OST.
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Thread BULLSHIT BLAZING - Guilty Gear 2020 theme lyrics revealed
Reminder that Daisuke did the music, character designs, as well as voicing Sol Badguy and just overall creating the Guilty Gear series in the first place. Dude's a living legend.
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Thread What games feature a playable openly gay protagonist?
Oh yeah, Dronya from Labyrinth of Refrain is IMO a really good example of this. Not only is she gay, but she's even some good disabled representation.
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Thread Playing Demon Souls in the modern day has never been better, mods are being made! (HD Fonts, Lighting Overhaul, Lens Flair Fix, No Depth of Field)
It's your CPU.
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Thread Xbox One's top 10 best-selling games, both all games and exclusives (including PC) only. [@MatPiscatella NPD Group]
Wait. Destiny 2 on Xbox has outsold all of the Halos on XB1?
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Thread Opinion: Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake is the second best remake of all time.
Counterpoint:
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Thread Tvtropes and it’s affect on gaming storytelling (TLOU2 trailer spoilers)
If this is seriously how this pans out for TLoU2, people are more than justified in complaining considering they ALREADY PULLED THIS WITH ELLIE'S CHARACTER ONCE.
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Thread Keep my vita 1K or sell it and buy a 2k vita?
Once again - the 2K's screen looks a looot better with a modded system. I really don't understand why Sony limited the colorspace on it. It's a night and day difference.
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Thread Keep my vita 1K or sell it and buy a 2k vita?
I don't want to stereotype, necessarily, but I'd trust a random Japanese used video game or console 10x more than one from the US, most of the time. I've had lots of great experiences ordering used import games and consoles on eBay.
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Thread Engadget: Nintendo seriously needs to fix multi-Switch game sharing
My problem is that I've bought a lot of games on my JP account that I've then played on my NA account, to keep all my saves and play data in one place. That wasn't a problem when I only had one Switch, but now that I have two - sharing the saves for those JP games between them is absolute hell. You've got to deactivate one Switch and activate the other whenever I want to swap the Switch I'm playing them on, in order to keep my saves. It sucks.
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Thread What are some of the best winter levels/winter environments in gaming?
Hoarfrost Reach from MHW Iceborne is a strong contender.
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Thread Keep my vita 1K or sell it and buy a 2k vita?
Pros and cons for the different Vitas: 1k +/- OLED screen + PSVSD support (3G model only) - proprietary charger - less battery life 2k + Better battery + microUSB charging +/- LCD screen (debatable which is better, LCD looks great when colorspace is unlocked) - no PSVSD (using microSD cards blocks game card slot) Pick your poison.
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Thread Borderlands 3 sales summary - 5 million sold in 5 days, 70% digital, Highest selling 2K title on PC
The official Borderlands forum as well as the subreddit are full of the same issues. I'm definitely not the only one with issues.
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Thread Borderlands 3 sales summary - 5 million sold in 5 days, 70% digital, Highest selling 2K title on PC
Constant crashes, corrupted save games, audiovisual bugs, UI bugs, etc. BL3 is a mess.
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Thread Nintendo Switch Lite announced at $199, launches September 20th, "dedicated handheld" (smaller, has D-Pad, has gyro, no HD Rumble, no dock/TV output)
FWIW, I just tested my speakers on Superbeat Xonic and at max volume the thing is absolutely BLARING at the title screen. I'll have to download the SNES games to test LttP for diagonals on the dpad.
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Thread Sometimes I really, REALLY hate Nintendo...
I'm *still* pissed that they advertised Let's Go with the notion that you can transfer *any* Kanto Pokemon from GO to the game, but then sneakily made it so that even though you can get Mew in GO, and it's a Kanto Pokemon, you're *forced* to buy a Pokeball Plus in order to use one in the game. That's just misleading and scummy.
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Thread RPGs where party members would split up, say to tackle a dungeon?
What especially helped make this work, is since you've spent 3 games using these characters - most of 'em you're probably already very familiar with. Fantastic ending for a fantastic game.
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Thread (HUGE SPOILERS) Borderlands Sirens (HUGE SPOILERS)
An argument can also be made that the "six sirens at any given time" figure that Jack gives could be inaccurate. Especially since we know that the Calypso's mom entered the vault to try and prevent her power from re-manifesting, and we really don't know how long she'd been in there.
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Thread Times you thought you were about to finish a game, only to find out that you still had a ways to go
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. The whole damn opening movie changes!
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Thread How do you feel about gaming on Android after Apple Arcade?
Considering it feels like you've got to flip a coin to see whether a Japanese mobile game is gonna release on both platforms or just iOS first, this certainly doesn't help.
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Thread Playstation 3 ‘OTHER OS’ Class Action Settlement
Hopefully they don't mess with me since I eventually got a new PS3 that is now the system linked to my account. Oh well, this took only a few moments - I *should* get my $65.
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Thread Now that Link's Awakening is finally out (in some of the world), what will Grezzo work on next?
Do the oracle games! They can re-use a lot of the assets and get 'em out fairly quick, and they deserve the attention too.
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Thread The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening |OT| Open Your Eyes
After streaming an entire playthrough on Twitch last night (HELP), one thing that stood out to me was I'm not colorblind, so I didn't need this, but it's really nice to see Nintendo (Grezzo?) implement this.
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Thread Destiny appreciation thread
Loved Forsaken, and the time I spent doing the raid with DestinyERA is something I won't soon forget (RIP Talynn). Been so busy with other games that I haven't really had the chance to play any of the expansion pass, so I'll get back to it with Shadowkeep.
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Thread If you told me 2 years ago I'd put 200 hours in Monster Hunter World and is my game of this generation, I would have laughed in your face!
Just about to cross 700 hours on my PS4 save. Already there if you count the 40 or so hours I've put into the PC release. I can see myself crossing 1k hours when all is said and done.
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
MR AT Elders, aka "Where We're Going We Don't Need Health Boost", 'cause you're getting OHKO anyways.
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
At least you can slot for her. I honestly think MR Tempered Teo might be worse.
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
Now do Scarred! Tempered anger chicken with new attacks!
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
Endgame quests will have monsters 2-3 shot you before they're even enraged.
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
Nope, you can cut it without it being hot. Honestly? I wish some tail/horn cuts working like in MHFU, were you needed to do either a certain amount of element damage or they'd only break during a certain situation. I miss that.
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Thread Borderlands 3 PC performance thread
Not at my desktop atm, and so I've had to make do with seeing if my laptop could play this at all - even at sub-optimal settings. It's an i7 6700HQ, a GTX 950m, and 16GB of RAM. So... below the min spec. Didn't expect much. Put settings in-between Low and Medium, + 75% res scale (810p, essentially) and it's playable at 30FPS capped. Here's hoping that means my Ryzen 9 3900x + Vega 56 build can manage 1440p/60 high!
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Thread I am currently 94 hours into my FFXHD platinum run. What are some of the most tedious trophies out there to date?
MHW Iceborne is gonna be up there.
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Thread Every year publishers and developers release new games where you shoot people in the face...
Obviously, Atlus needs to release a new Trauma Center.
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Thread Capcom, EA, and Rockstar Games still haven't announced their Stadia titles. What are you expecting?
A good portion of my time spent playing MHW: Iceborne for review was actually over PS4 remote play, and it worked surprisingly well. I could see Capcom launching MHW on there.
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
Seriously debating buying a damn SSD to slot in my Pro to cull these loading times. Geez.
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Thread A new Umihara Kawase title (Switch/PS4) is announced, will debut at TGS 2019
Toshinobu Kondo-san was at AnimeExpo this year, and seeing him do these full color drawings for so many people there to support the series was crazy. Most people that sign stuff there are going to be doing signatures, and that's it. Meanwhile he brought like tons of colored markers and did these elaborate pictures. It was crazy!
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Thread A new Umihara Kawase title (Switch/PS4) is announced, will debut at TGS 2019
Wonder if this will follow in Fresh's footsteps, or trend more towards the classic games?
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
You can also knock monsters off a cliff this way. It's great.
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
Posted my guide in the Discord earlier, but here ya go:
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
If y'all hate tiggy I shudder to think how you'll react to brute
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
Anything with i-frames. There's a reason Evade Lance is a thing.
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Thread Monster Hunter World: Iceborne |OT| The cold never bothered me anyway
The new gathering hub has more or less everything you need.
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Thread Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition announced for Nintendo Switch (2020, HD remaster)
They really won't need to retcon much, if at all.
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Thread Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition announced for Nintendo Switch (2020, HD remaster)
I'M REALLY FEELING IT
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Thread 90s Arcade Racer/Super GP Still Alive; Will Have Online Play; Still No Date
Reading this thread, and then reading up on the Umihara Kawase thing... seems like they never said what the "bonus goodies" might imply? The SFC box might just count.
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Thread Poll: Will you buy Gears 5 at full price or rent it for 2$/£
Literally 0 reason to buy it at launch if you have Game Pass, especially with how often MS games go on sale.
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Thread Game You FINALLY Played After Putting Off For Years
I bought TWEWY in middle school and didn't end up actually sitting down to play it until my first year of college. ...I wish I'd played it in middle school.
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Thread In-home streaming is awesome
I've been visiting my parents a bit lately, and I've gotten a lot of mileage out of using PS4 Remote Play for games that I'm working on for review. While it's never gonna be the ideal way of doing things, it's usually not a bad experience.
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Thread Does Microsoft still have the "Minimum Disk Print Rule" in effect? Will that change for next-gen?
I think they might've relaxed their print runs a bit. After all, NISA recently announced La-Mulana 1+2 for Xbox One, complete with an LE, as well.
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Thread Does Microsoft still have the "Minimum Disk Print Rule" in effect? Will that change for next-gen?
IIRC RPG Maker's Xbox version got canceled in Japan too, so it was entirely out of NISA's hands. Assuming that nothing like that happens here it *should* be fine?
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Thread Best collector's editions in games
Ys: Memories of Celceta's Silver Anniversary Edition. Maybe it's not the most bombastic, but it *was* an absolute steal for the price - $60, only $20 more than the base game, got you a 3CD soundtrack that was essentially Wyrdwad's own personal mixtape for the series' history... and a cloth map, a really nice strategy guide written from the perspective of the main character, and a silly little compass. The value was insane for the music alone!
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Thread Do Silent Customizable Protagonists/Player characters detract from the game experience? (Fire Emblem and Astral Chain with latest notable examples)
Basically, if a VN is voiced EXCEPT FOR THE PROTAGONIST I expect Bad Things™
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Thread Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix (Switch): western release announced for 2020
I've probably put about that much money into playing the arcade cab at Round1, I'd be mighty tempted to get one so I can play the way I'm used to on PS4 - if custom controllers weren't actually CHEAPER. Yikes.
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Thread RPCS3 MGS4 4k 60fps
3800x/3950x are the best AMD CPUs for it due to CCD latency introduced with two dies. 3950x will be fine since RPCS3 uses a max of 8 cores anyway, so you can stay on one die. 3900x still works well, but it'll always have that bottleneck.
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Thread Ben Judd accused of public exposure and predator behavior, calling someone the n-word
Something something "No means no, Mr. Wrong."
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Thread Lttp: PS Vita - Sony gave up on this too soon...
Vita was such a damn great console if you were at all into niche genres that Japan excels at. DRPGs, rhythm games, VNs, fighting game ports (the damn thing got MK9 and Injustice, along with most of ArcSys's lineup at the time!), and who can forget the jRPGs. Falcom, Gust, Atlus... there was so much to love. Then you had all the fantastic indie titles, both eastern and western devs, and man. What a great library for the non-AAA gamer.
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Thread Nintendo Ninjas deleted my eBay offering [see staff post]
Not everyone that hacks, pirates. I've got over 100 games on my Vita with a 256GB card, and they're all either directly downloaded from my download list on PSN, or backups of carts that I own. Same with 3DS.
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Thread Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! |OT| Joy-Don ft. HDrumble
I wasn't going to buy the new drum, but seeing that it's good out of the box and you don't need to mod it... I might just have to support that. My wallet...
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Thread The "Satanic Panic" - did you ever experience this personally?
One of my dad's best friends, who's basically an uncle to me, is an ordained priest that plays D&D and Diablo. Needless to say, I've never had this issue myself.
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Thread Shiren the Wanderer(Sipke Chunsoft) is coming to Steam (Launching for Steam in china, other regions soon?)
Yes! Been hoping for this. Spike Chunsoft PR in a few hours, I guess? No reason not to do it day and date WW if they already have a translation.
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Thread Devil May Cry 5, Stellaris: Console Edition, Age of Empires: DE, Kingdom Deliverance coming to Game Pass this month. Dead Cells coming in September
Dead Cells on PC too, or Xbox only?
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Thread The Legacy Of Goku 2 is still the best DBZ game of all time and the best scored GBA game, yes i LOVE Faulconer style OST
Absolutely loved it when I was a kid, but I never got the chance to play Buu's Fury. I should fix that.
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Thread Apex Legends developers spark outrage after calling gamers “dicks”, “ass-hats”and “freeloaders”
It's telling that he chose to reply to the inflammatory remark instead of the top up voted comment in the thread calling him out for the "back in the day" excuse when way back when you didn't have hundreds of dollars in DLC. The gaming community is absolutely full of assholes, but that shouldn't erase the reasonable ire that the team has been receiving.
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Thread The amount of free (to play), quality games available is ridiculous and awesome
Warframe, Path of Exile, Apex Legends, Destiny 2 (when New Light hits), etc.
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Thread Poll: On which current-gen gaming platforms do you play the most these days?
PC, then Vita, then PS4, then Switch. A few PS4 games is gonna make it rise the list this year.
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Thread Sonic Team is affraid to commit to ideas when it comes to 3d sonic. This is their core problem. Listen to my rambling nonsense
The argument that "Sonic just doesn't work in 3D" is such a tired trope, and comes from such a blatant misunderstanding that it's hard for me to understand why it's still so widely cited like it's just some fact of the universe. Sonic Robo Blast 2 has been a thing since the last millennia, and has proved that Sonic *can* work in 3D for quite literally two decades now. No, it's not that Sonic "just doesn't work in 3D" - it's, quite frankly, that Sonic Team have never been great at getting any platformer to work in 3D. Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg was another 3D platformer that Sonic Team developed, around the same time as Sonic Adventure 1/2 and Sonic Heroes. It's a decidedly slower-paced platformer - one of the reasons that people cite as why Sonic won't work in 3D is, of course, how fast the Blue Blur has to move in order to "feel right" - but shares many of the same design shortcomings that plague the official 3D Sonic titles that Sonic Team themselves have put out. Bottomless pits, an abundance of spikes, odd control issues... the whole nine yards. I don't want to say that Sonic Team are incompetent developers - they're not. They obviously have made some very impressive 2D platformers, and their work on the Phantasy Star Online and Puyo Puyo series are all great. Not to mention that a lot of the Sonic Team, err, team also worked on Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure, one of the best 3DS games nobody actually played. They just never got a handle on 3D platformers, it doesn't mean that Sonic in 3D is a lost cause by any stretch of the imagination, however.
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Thread I wish Danganronpa had been better (Series Open Spoilers)
Saying that "players expected V3 to be connected to the previous games" uh kinda proves the whole ending correct? Idk, I loved the ending - and it'll never *not* be hilarious just how love it or hate it that ending turned out to be.
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Thread I wish Danganronpa had been better (Series Open Spoilers)
Well, I disagree pretty strongly with your opinions re:V3....except they didn't back themselves into a corner at all? When V3 was being marketed, and throughout most of the game, it could be reasonably argued that it had *nothing* to do with the other games in the series. No, they chose to go the route that they went with. They most certainly didn't drive themselves into a corner, there.
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