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about 3 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
It depends what you're into; I thought it was hilarious, but you have to be into dark humor and also possibly satire of '80s culture. Other than that, it's interesting from a psychological standpoint.

I never understood why the Rick James sketch was funny, because all I ever heard about it was, "I'm Rick James, Bitch." Then, I saw the actual sketch; there's a lot of humor in it, and that line wasn't it, but that's what everyone took away from it. It must be so frustrating to be a popular comedian, but have most people not understand your jokes.

I've never heard of it, but it sounds like the sorts of fears my dad used to express about the future. It's not entirely unfounded, either, since technology has made it so that you don't need to be strong or smart to survive, because how fit or intelligent do you need to be to sneak up on a supermarket? Granted, some degree is still needed to make the money needed to keep yourself alive, but who knows where all of this is headed?

Stolid always reminds me of the eyelids on the Pokémon, slowpoke, for some reason. He would be stolid, too, since it means that you're not easily moved, but not in the physical sense. It could mean that nothing fazes you, but the usual connotation is that you're dull-witted.

You know, I don't remember how I got through it; I don't even remember that much of the palace from that day, aside from Shadow Link, who, of course, is a real motherfucker. Is there maybe a map in a very early issue of Nintendo Power? I would've had access to them that weekend.

Most of the time; any time you see "Original Map", it's the stick-and-box MS Paint maps that you're talking about.

I always forget about that one; I might not have played it, come to think of it. I did like Gradius (The Interstellar Assault; Nemesis was more like Mehmesis) better on the Game Boy, so maybe I'd like Contra more, too. Huh. I would've thought that Contra Force had come out before Contra 3; the latter must have come out earlier than I'd thought.
about 3 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game


I'll say that it's a lot harder if you're not well-versed in the culture, but probably not impossible. You'd have to deconstruct preconceived notions about how relationships work, though, and that can be difficult. Even living it might not be a guarantee, anyway; my lady is textbook bottom, and she still struggles to understand it. And, like many sociological constructs; it might just be stereotypes and bullshit, anyway.

Was that really the last one? Damn. I don't remember hearing anything about him after that; I guess that's why. I liked him in the Austin Powers movies, but I don't think I watched much of anything else he was in.

I can't think of anything specific, but I remember hearing the FROMBANDAI! at the end of the commercials. This would've been in the '90s, probably, and I wouldn't have been paying very specific attention to children's commercials. I'd always thought it was odd that Milton Bradley, of all companies, published Abadox. Actually, that's the only thing I remember from the commercial for the game.

You do have a point: Sweet Home doesn't lull you into a false sense of security, like Monster Party does... and then spends most of the rest of the game doing it again, so it can throw that ending at you. Round 6 was kinda spooky, but you were so goddamn irritated that it didn't sink in, and the follow-up was Round 7, which was like a REALLY fucking tall doctor's office or apartment building from the early '80s.

Video games were starting to be more mainstream in 2002, but it wasn't what it is now, or even what it was 10 years ago. Mountain Dew wasn't even that popular, especially among young men, because there was a rumor that Yellow 5 shrinks your balls. That sort of thing started to get more popular around the time of the XBox 360, which was a popular item in college dorm rooms, if I have my information right. I wasn't exactly hanging out in boys' dorm rooms when I was in college, much less in 2002.

It's neat when the people in charge are actually fun and playful with each other; it makes a much better and more compelling show. It's not a soulless monologue with a random Flo Rida concert jammed in for no reason. Doug... Bowser... Doug... BOWSER. Seriously?
about 3 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
I think Reggie, as a representative of Nintendo, seems more like a lovable goof than anything; I have a fondness for him, even though he wasn't with the company at any point during which I had any kind of investment in it. I mean, let's be honest: I haven't been a kid for a very long time, and I will probably never be a squid.

I get it; that's a pretty decent running gag when the writers know how to pull it off, and these do.

Not even just sex; my lady, for example, likes Cool Ranch Doritos, but isn't in the mood to eat them all the time, and I'm the same way with peanut butter.

And with sumac, no less; I didn't walk right for days. I learned a very valuable lesson that day.

Amazing what happens when something's designed for the actual system specs, eh? I wonder if that's the version of Guilty Gear I'd enjoy; it doesn't seem as needlessly complicated as the later installments.

Honestly, I don't think I was ever more comfortable with a Fighter than with the PSX port of Darkstalkers 3, and it had a lot of neat bonuses that the Arcade version didn't, so to me, it's the best version, unless Saturn has them, too.

The Fourth Generation didn't have a completely clear winner, but the Fifth Generation was Sony all over. There were a LOT of upsets that generation; I backed my champion, Nintendo, just like I'm sure a lot of Genesis fans backed their champion, and Sony was where it was at.

I was mostly being a goof (also a class), but yeah, that's pretty unusual. Dancers are a little more common - Bahamut Lagoon and Final Fantasy 5/Tactics had them - but still not something you see every day.

I kinda forgot that he could do that, since I almost never use it. It might also be possible in some other Dragon Warrior games; I assume that's what the Transform spell would do if you were to use it in battle. But sorta; when you're signed up with that class, you just are that monster all the time; you don't have to waste a turn in battle transforming.

Wow. That Arcade version looks like it was made by Obvious Plant [Link] I did not; that's crazy that it was popular enough for them to do that.
about 3 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Dragon's Lair is one that springs immediately to mind, but I'm sure that there were others.

Well, certainly, but [Link]

That and being human; there weren't that many humans in the TMNT universe, from what I remember. There were April, Shredder, Casey Jones, and... 2 other B-list characters mostly seen in filler episodes that I can't be completely certain weren't from the Ghostbusters cartoon. There was some douchey guy that looked like a news anchor and Velma's twin sister, I think. Anyway, maybe Aska was starring in one of those pervy visual novels, and dropped some mutagen into her cleavage after some anime guy had already stuffed a bunch of Jell-o in there or something... then Michael Bay made her boobs into aliens.

Either way, it was used well as an example, even if I wouldn't have enjoyed the video as entertainment... aside from the EBBIGRABBADDLEOFISDOREEEEEEE in the beginning, obviously.

If we're talking oldschool, I can't think of one, but some of the Ys remakes let their shred-master snort a little too much cocaine before a recording session. Actually, I thought all of Oath of Felghana's music was kinda bad, and though part of that might be my comparing it to the SNES and Genesis versions, the fucking monster ballad version of the music in Eldam Mountains was just embarrassing. If I ever play it again, I'm putting the SNES/Genesis versions of the music into the game's sound files, so I can listen to them, instead.

Fuuuuuuuuuuck, I guess I was! That's SO much more concise than explaining it every single time. It was NES-style music, too, so I need some kind of weird fake name to go with it. 🤔 AAAAAAA WHY DOES BUNBUN HAVE TO BE TAKEN ALREADY?

Oh, so if you don't use the charge attacks, it's not even a thing, then. That's not quite as bad.

I'm almost tempted to check it out, but I have trypophobia and synaesthesia, which almost knocked me to the ground just watching the cutscene at the end of the first mission; it's risky.

When severed, a starfish's limbs will grow back, AND STILL, they didn't want to chance it! Of course, now all I can think of is that doodle my sister made of a really frustrated emo starfish, who couldn't cut himself. It's still weird for me that there's a company called City Connection, because I keep thinking of the game of the same name; it'd be like if there were a company called Burai Fighter or something.
about 3 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Over Horizon is fantastic, and that's before you get into Edit Mode, which lets you alter the properties of your weapons; YOU CAN MAKE HOMING BOMBS! Steel Empire is a very popular one, but I never got into it. It's fine, but the Genesis has a million damn Shooters, so that might've had something to do with it.

You probably haven't, and maybe part of it is that I'm a total sucker for a young woman coming of age story, but I really enjoyed it. The magic system - admittedly a focal point - was kind of a nonsensical trainwreck, but they made some very likeable characters. Another thing they did very well was humor. SO many RPGs are just saturated with humor completely without any filter or restraint; the characters act like residents of fucking Toon Town, and expect you to get... what are the kids calling it... hit in the feels? whenever they have a little moment, like I could ever take them seriously. Make any joke and every joke, even if it's worth a groan so loud that the local dragons think you're ready to mate. Ancient Magic has about 3 jokes, and they're pulled off with such subtlety that their timing is almost perfect. It's half-baked as a game, but not terrible, and that allows the good writing and extremely charming music and fairy tale aesthetic to elevate it to something more.

Maniax and Nocturne, since he's part of the Amala Labyrinth sidequest, which is ALMOST optional, but fighting him isn't. Of the many Fiends you fight for said sidequest, he's easily one of the hardest, second only to the very last one. Get this one demon to join you, though, and it really takes the wind out of his sails. Pun intended, but you won't get it until you face him on your own.

As far as I can tell, there's no rhyme or reason to it; your questions and answers are based on the 3 main ideologies of the game: Yosuga, Musubi, and... I forget what it's called, but it's basically Buddhism. You have to figure out what that monster's ideology is, but there's no real sense to it; I've had Jack Frost be any of the 3, and I've had similar results with others. They don't seem to use any kind of social cues that you can pick up on to figure it out, either. I usually just hope they ask me to give them shit, instead.

I don't think I've ever tried Crystal; I assume they pulled a Yellow and instead of having all version-exclusive monsters, they just had a mix of them. What did they add? I remember Yellow had a Pikachu little buddy and newer front graphics.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I don't think I ever saw the commercial when I was younger either, but I still knew about Bandai. After all, there was the virtual pet craze in the '90s with Tamagotchi and Digimon, both Bandai property. That, and I had Dragon Spirit: The New Legend when I was younger. Bandai brought over several Namco games in the NES days, including Dig Dug II, Galaga, and Xevious.

I dunno, you seem so immersed in gaming knowledge that I find it hard to believe that Bandai of all companies slipped under your radar until they merged with Namco. Ah well, I'm not losing sleep over it.
about 1 week ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
"I didn't know Bandai did toys"

Ya didn't? Yeah, they do toys. I've seen the Bandai label on some Dragon Ball-related merch. There was also this: [Link]
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Well, satire certainly fits it, too; American Psycho is one hell of a ride. I used to think that, too, but when I finally sat down to watch it, Robocop has all sorts of elements satirizing our culture, the most prominent of which being the guy that keeps saying, "I'll buy that for a dollar!" which makes fun of how our lazier comedy relies on catch phrases that don't really go anywhere or mean anything, but will be repeated ad nauseum by most of its viewers. Ask Dave Chappelle about his Rick James bit, and he'll tell you the same thing.

Durable is something I could see for a cow; they weigh a million damn pounds and they're almost literally made of leather. Fast... well... maybe if they're stampeding? Definitely not the first thing that comes to mind, and that's why bovine has more than one meaning: [Link] It's #3

I first saw that as a banner for another user's page, and I instantly loved it.

Pffff... back in the day, I drew my own maps! I think my sister might have them somewhere; the only one I didn't draw was for the Great Palace because the world simply does not have that much paper. VGMaps is a good source for them, too.

Which one was Operation C, again? Was that Contra Force? I know Contra Spirits was Contra 3: The Alien Wars, but I always forget which one Operation C was. I think that's WayForward being WayForward; they approach most all of their retro licenses with a great deal of reverence.

Eh, most people do, unless they're big yaoi/yuri fans, or they're living the life, and even then it's not definite; my lady is still learning the subtleties to it, and we've been together for-goddamn-ever.

It looks like they got some of it right - Sikhism did originate in India - and if I didn't know better, I'd say it's poking fun at the big surge in popularity that it had in the US in the '90s, but I'm not sure of the movie is actually that clever.

Yeah, but Bandai in the US at the time was known more as a toy company than anything. Funny story, when my lady and I were playing Monster Party for what was her first time, I turned to her at the exact moment that that transformation stopped, and said, "FromBANDAI!" just like in the commercials. Little did I know that she was pretty freaked out; she said it was even creepier than Sweet Home to her. Some people just can't take walking through pale arms clawing out of blood being trampled by dogs with creepy human heads, I guess. 🤷‍♀️
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
I could be way off on the timeline, but I imagine that Tatsumi Kimishima took over at a time when "gamer culture" wasn't really a thing, so it didn't make as much of a difference. Reggie certainly did his job, though, because Nintendo seems to be doing great, now, and love him or hate him, you definitely know who Reggie is; he's become something of an icon for them, even if he came off as a bit of a goof.

I know what TiVo is; I just don't know how it works in the sense of how it operates, where it stores data and how much, etc. I think it might've been the first digital video recorder, because everyone called it TiVo until there were enough alternatives to shift the term to digital video recorder, just like iPod and MP3 player... even though iPods don't use the MP3 format by default...

I'd think so; it's not uncommon for me to hear a FUCK followed by my lady saying, "Ohoho! THAT wasn't on TV!"

Yeah, like the psychology that leads to people cheating, the long-term damage it does to a relationship (there's more than just the initial hurt; that shit lasts a loooong time), or anything like that; it just wants to create drama, because people love a good shitshow. That's what talk show hosts have thrived on for decades.

I did recognize it as the Puyo Puyo music, because for whatever reason, I still remember the music from the SNES version, even though I haven't touched it in almost 20 years. I'm okay with this level of goofiness, because it's Puyo Puyo; I know that nobody's going to try to have a moment with "Real emotions, that I'd like you to take very seriously, you guys!" It just embraces what it is and tries to be fun.

He meant that they weren't punished for it, so he felt that he shouldn't have been, either.

That's pretty much it. Even bisexuality confuses a lot of people, but if you, say, marry a blonde woman, that doesn't necessarily mean that you're not attracted to brunettes anymore. Doesn't mean that if you're in the mood for redhead porn that you're not into blondes anymore. And you know me: I go through all kinds of different moods.

That's certainly true, but a friend once told me that a lot of porn that has men leans on male power fantasy, so it's built around them being in control, and I wonder if that's it. You'd think that, but most of my unfortunate past happened at the hands of another woman, so even that doesn't make sense. Then again, a lot of me doesn't make sense.

I didn't; I just felt like it was important to say.
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Well, there ya go! I'm not going anywhere, either, but my arms are almost completely covered in poison, so porn's not the smart choice for me right now. Not going through THAT again.

I wonder if that's why everyone acts like the Saturn version of Night Warriors is the greatest Fighter ever made. I have the Playstation version (Jedah's Damnation), and it seems to run just fine, though I've never played it in the arcade. The Playstation version of Marvel Super Heroes there looks like it plays pretty badly, though. I have yet to form much of an opinion on the Saturn yet, but I have a handful of games that I'm looking to play someday. Ooo... ouch. Guess Sony knew a little bit about games, huh?

That's a shame, too, because out of all of the ones I've played 7 may not be the best, but it is the most interesting. The storytelling device is like nothing I've seen before and since, and you have two class systems. One is for your usual warrior classes, like swordsman, martial artist, healer, battle mage, pirate, shepherd?, dancer; that kinda shit. As in 6, you get base classes that, when mastered, unlock hybrid classes with more skills, and so on. The second system is for different types of monsters. You can't capture monsters in this game, either; this is for your party members, who transform into said monsters and learn breath attacks and the like. This gets so damn broken that you can play as final bosses from other Dragon Warrior games, many of whom are completely immune to enemy magic. I can't really think of another RPG that lets you do something like that. That and it has 3D dungeons; not dungeons with crappy low-poly tilesets, but dungeons that actually take place in a three-dimensional space, and they're very unique.

Les Miserables is a tragedy that takes place during the French Revolution, and was written by Victor Hugo; I've never read more than bits and pieces of it. This was also turned into a Broadway Musical. Then, they decided that it needed to be a movie for some reason. The musical; not the book. Arm Joe is the completely batshit insane Japan version of the original, but in video game form.

Wow... yeah, big sprites doesn't always mean that the game is good. Actually, back in the day, it often meant that it wasn't; I used to DREAD playing NES games with big sprites. The one exception I can think of is Godzilla: Monster of Monsters; it was still a little awkward, but it was still playable.
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game


Honestly, I'd always assumed that, too, since I'd only ever played Fatal Fury 2, and it was for about 5 minutes at a friend's house, so I didn't even remember that she'd existed. It wasn't until I played through the NeoGeo library that I'd come to realize that her boobs had... shit; Nintendo called it Mode7 and SEGA had Super Scaler, but I don't know if SNK had a snappy name for their scaling technology. Oh well; joke wasted.

I'm not usually a fan of Epic Rap Battle of History, but that one was EXCELLENT. Great beat, skillful flow, and the disses were top-notch. Also, Hannibal Lecter clearly won.

Guess I'm dating myself, as usual. Of course, it's not like anyone else would want to date me! GUH HUH! But yeah, it does sound like a more electronic version of an opera singer, though it was usually used as "the UFO noise".

It's something I've worked with a lot more than I'd expected to; not only does Falcom make a lot of games with great music, but I've actually done soundtrack work for an indie project before, and that's the format that they used. I didn't do any composition, of course, but I wound the loops down a bit, and made sure that they looped smoothly; stuff like that. I think the full name is something like OGG Vorbis.

I almost want to play Devil May Cry 5, but I don't like the idea of Nero's mechanical arms being able to break and set me back more orbs. Also, I can't look at most of the first mission without becoming physically ill; there's no way I could handle a whole game like that. It's like that Dirty Jobs commercial that advertises that you can now watch it in HD... and then Mike Rowe questions why you would want to.

Good old Hot-B; guess I know why people hate them so much now. I haven't played a ton of things they've put out, but Ancient Magic: Bazoo! Mahou Sekai on the SNES was very good. Anyway, if Hot-B is outsourcing something, you're not going to get anything good from it...

I actually just read the entry in The 200 Best Video Games of All Time from Hardcore Gaming 101, and it describes the game as "difficult - almost maddeningly so." and I can't help but wonder if they played the same game that I did; I can think of exactly 3 fights that gave me any trouble, and 2 of them were optional. The first one is an early wake up call boss that's not that tough if you're smart about elementals, and you've played Pokémon before, so I'm sure you'll figure that one out.
about 3 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Looking back, I've never gotten consoles on launch day. it's always been several weeks to years later; for example, I didn't get the PS4 until March 2016.
Same, the only console i got at launch was the PS2 because my father bought me that for christmas, but now i'm DEFINITELY not made of money, so probably i will get it for my birthday next year IF (big if) i have extra cash, absolutely no hurry. Especially since we still don't have any official price for the PS5.

Looks like Square-Enix might be bringing over another one of their older SFC games to the west, as it's been trademarked in Australia [Link] and more recently Europe. [Link] if you've not heard of the game, it's an strategy-like RPG where you play through each chapter with a different protagonist. it's similar to Dragon Quest 4, except here they all come from different eras (one chapter takes place in the prehistoric era, one takes place in the wild west, and so on). it's also notable in that each chapter was worked on by a different manga artist (which is why Shogakukan co-owns the rights of the game).
I've seen articles, heard that name before, but i just figured it was a visual novel or something else, the premise of different time periods and different protagonists for each chapter sound intriguing, gotta say.
about 3 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Also, as a bonus, that Castlevania mobile title they had soft-launched in Canada (after making it available in Japan only)... they already decided to kill it, before a worlwide release, a proper launch, and of course people that played it said it wasn't that bad. Just.... how? Maybe actually properly launch it everywhere instead of just prematurely burying it? Who knows, Konami is Konami and also recently cancelled that sports/marathon game they had for the Switch. Zero news for months, then "yeah, we're canning it. NO, we are not gonna say WHY we are canning it. Next question".

recently I found out that GITS served as part of the inspiration behind The Matrix.
Yeah, it's quite well known, you can see many direct video comparisons, for example the parallels between the "floating museum fight" in 1995's GITS and the "pillars shoot-out", the obvious references like the chase scene in a crowded market followed by a shot of a watermelon being smashed, the "kneel pose after landing from a big height", and so on, there's a lot more. One of the quotes from the Wachoskis often used to sell Ghost In The Shell was "when we first saw this in 1995, we wanted to make this with real, living actors".

Neople (Combat Arms) did the defunct online FPS GITS SAC First Assault Online
This one? [Link] looks kinda generic...

Yes, it did. Very generic, frankly.

I doubt it as we (NA) didn't get the show back when it was new. apparently, Enoki Films brought over the 83 and '02 anime to the US, but they were both renamed Flash Kicker. the characters kept their original names, though. so the Italian dub might have been its own thing.
This is new to me, i never heard the name "Flash Kicker" used for Captain Tsubasa.

And yes, i meant that mobile Captain Tsubasa game from K-Lab, who also did Bleach Brave Souls (mediocre), and some Love Live music games for mobiles. I actually played the first one they brought over (Love Live: School Idol Project!), and it was honestly quite decent-good rhythm game.

I'm glad they offer free repairs on the matter. I just wish they'd actually do something about the drifting (and not just fix it). it's getting to be as com as 360's RRoD at this rate. recently, they announced that Switch production will return this summer.
I don't think they will until they make a "Switch Pro" revision of sorts, but at least you can fix yourself, a friend of mine - that's not even that handy - managed to do it. could be worse?
about 3 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
HI!

We're unfortunately having issues here thanks to a rise in cases; doesn't help that I live in one of the epicenters, so I'm at risk.
I follow (like many others) the situation in the US via social media, and boy, for once i was kinda glad to live in Italy (the emergency status has been extended to december because we were starting to get new outbreaks), it must be a grotesque hell there, with people that are forced back to work or have to fear "no maskers" who are willing to put out guns when asked. Stay safe, just stay safe.

Also, this sounds like a silly thing for me to say, but I didn't know there were discos in Italy.
i'm not too fond of those, but let's just say there are more than enough discos here. XD

Did you heard about the Sonic movie getting a sequel?
Not per se, i didn't see an article, i just expected to see more given the post-credits scene at the end of the movie. And with the box office numbers, it would have happened regardless. If we get more Jim Carrey doing its old shtick, i will... be fairly ok with, i found the movie just fairly mediocre, overall, to be blunt. The fact is not as bad as that awful Ratchet & Clank movie doesn't mean it's good.

It had problems even before it started; you needed an account just to watch their conference and it would reportedly keep refreshing itself unless you change your time zone to where the E3 takes place. and that's not getting into Tak Fujii's awkward hand gesture (to me it looks like he's trying to do the Nazi salute even though that wasn't the intention) when he tried to quiet down the crowd.
XD didn't know these "details", jesus, what a mess. That fan art of the even is just golden, love it.

if you look into it deeply, it's also kinda sad, because these two guys weren't newcomers; they were veterans. Naoki Maeda joined Konami in 1995 and was the composer/sound producer for Salamander 2 and Twinbee Yahho before having his biggest success in the Bemani series. Tak Fujii joined in 1997 and was the sound producer for games like Suikoden, Sexy Parodius, Symphony of the Night, and even obscure stuff like Poy Poy and Silent Scope 2. and yet, this conference will be all that they're known for outside of Japan.

Yeah, it's a bit tragic, just makes you wonder if Konami's was also to blame because it never let them do PR so they had zero experience for this task and they were just thrown into it. Could easily be the case, given..... Konami itself.




about 4 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
I keep hearing that and wondering if that's the right term. Maybe I'm fucking stupid, but when I hear that term, I picture something like Friday, whereas American Psycho is something I think of as a dark comedy. I'm not sure of that's correct, though; it's harder to research the origin of something that isn't a single word. That does surprise me, though; NOBODY else in the theatre was laughing. Of course, there were also people who didn't realize that Robocop was satire, so...

You know: I didn't think that a cow could look intimidating. I learned something today.

You have to remember that in context, though. That context being that my obstinate ass didn't read the instruction manual before getting thrown into a big-ass robot fight, and I hadn't played any of the other games that had them yet.

I wouldn't say you have to play the game again; I think that might be the correct answer.

As much as I'd love to say that was intentional... [Link]

I don't know; some of the ones in Adventure of Link were pretty cool. They weren't filled with crazy puzzles that required actual thought, like the ones in A Link to the Past, but the tiles were cool, and the level layouts were interesting.

I guess they didn't name themselves after their first project, then, which is something you see all the time on Steam. That one game has paper cutouts in it, and cuddling paper does not feel good. Very cutty.

Could be either, really; I haven't played enough Contra to always even remember that R existed.

Ideally, yes, but with me, it's usually more along the lines of "run around the arena, screaming like a little bitch until the onslaught stops, and then hope you're fast enough to rush in and hit it before it starts glowing again".

Nope. It's different depending on whether the relationship is 2 men or 2 women, but it's kinda like dominant vs. submissive. With women, it carries the context that the top will be active, always doing things, and always in control, where the bottom is more laid back and just goes with the flow; to simplify the explanation, it's like femme vs. butch.

Either that, or the original context was lost by those who popularized its usage. In any case, whether or not they knew it, the translators of Faxanadu slipped one past the goalie, and that just didn't happen. Oh wait... [Link]
about 4 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
That was actually why Nintendo hired him in the first place: he's apparently a big deal behind the scenes. Problem is that he knows business, and that's not the same as knowing video games.

I've never had Tivo, so I don't know how it works, to be honest. I do have screen capture equipment, but it doesn't do very well with anything that moves. In fact, the only moving capture I've ever kept is the IT'S AWFUL clip that has been the sole upload to my YouTube channel since I've started the damn thing.

Huh. I'll confess that I don't watch a whole lot of either, but nothing I've ever seen on either service is censored.

You're right that cheating doesn't usually end amicably, but it's not like everyone always cheats on their significant others, either. I'm not really that sure about the actual numbers, but I don't think that the show is interested in starting any real conversations.

There's a lot to unpack in that rainbow clusterfuck, there is. What I've learned today:
+ Sig screams his own name at people when he throws things at them
+ When he beats someone into submission, he does the same
+ I am TOTALLY doing this
+ That song sounds like Brentalfloss-style lyrics, except made up by my dad when he's being a goof, because it's just na-na-na and the name of the game. [Link]

That sort of thing was handled very poorly back in the day; everything was the kid's fault, no matter what. These days, it's the opposite: nothing is the kid's fault, and as a former teacher, I can confirm that; I had a student's mom walk up to me at my other job and confront me about giving her son a zero on a test, because he was caught cheating, because, "He says all the other kids were cheating, too, but they didn't get anything for it." Not even, "My son would never do that!"

Nothing happened; I'm just more into that right now. Being pansexual means that I like it all, but not necessarily that I want all of it all the time.

My best guess is the way that it's usually presented; it always just seems so predatory to me. I even got really uncomfortable watching a music video my sister made with her husband, and it's my sister: she was definitely the aggressor. They weren't even having sex - I would certainly HOPE you wouldn't think I'd watch something like that with my own sister - but it was enough that I started squirming, and not in a good way.

Eh, depends how much time you have to spend on things that aren't porn, I guess.
about 4 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
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Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
I've heard that, too, which sucks, because 2D is what Saturn does best, apparently. The only time I ever saw a Saturn in the wild, all I got to do with it was play Set the Clock, which wasn't a very good game.

Assholes; they should've taken that time to work it into Elizabethan English, like the first 2! I feel like we would've gotten 8, because of that Final Fantasy 12 demo that everyone really wanted, but I was damn surprised to find out that we got 7.

Probably not; I just wanted to show that I know who Heartbeat was, and that seemed like a non-bitchy way to do it.

When you said Ashita no Joe, I was thinking of that Fighter that's a ridiculous, over-the-top version of Les Miserables, but that's Arm Joe. Either that or the fight between Masaru and Odie O. in Live-A-Live, because the boss music is called Megalomania. Or obligatory Undertale reference. I probably would've thought King of the Hill, though.

Nice! I'd forgotten about that line.

Believe it or not - and I was shocked when I was going through the Neo Geo library, because I'm familiar with her from the hentai fine art community, since I didn't play much Fatal Fury - she has a very reasonable breast size in most everything but King of Fighters.

That was more of a, "That wasn't supposed to actually happen!" kind of "I was joking."

Horrorcore is... well, not the term I was looking for, apparently; it has to do with hip-hop. The style I'm thinking of is a subgenre of punk that calls back to those old horror flicks from the '50s, and sounds kinda like The Cramps, so like oldschool punk with splashes of rock-a-billy. I mean, just look at that Frankenstein-ass font on the drum set: [Link] A theremin is the weirdest instrument you've never seen, but have probably heard; it's the thing that makes the oooWEEEEEeeeeooooo noise in every old sci-fi movie and resulting cartoon parody: [Link]

ogg is a format commonly used for music for PC games; you see it pretty often with indie projects and fangames, but most Falcom games I've played use it, as well.

Cool! I'm torn; it's either Zero or Kiwami 2, but Zero was a lot easier to pick up and play.

I keep hearing about this game (and thinking of that first-person Adventure on the SMS), but I don't know if I've ever seen it until now.
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Well, American Psycho is my favorite comedy, and it's not exactly billed as one; dark humor is among my favorite, though satire is up there.

It's a pretty great one!

That does sound like a huge pain in the ass; normal types were always a real bitch to deal with at high levels, because Fighting moves aren't that common, either, aside from ones that deal fixed damage or damage you in the process. For similar reasons, I remember Sabrina being a pain in the ass in R/B/Y, but you weren't locked into the city, so you could come back after a long while with a really kick-ass team at absurdly high levels.

Oh, that. I wasn't bothered too much by that, since a methodical approach sucks the difficulty right out of the Water Temple... except that part with the fucking whirlpools, at least. Anyway, Goemon doesn't have anything with controlling water levels, so you wouldn't have to worry about that.

I'm pretty sure that they don't raise the prices after you buy something; I don't even think I remember the SNES games doing that.

The robot battles are incredibly frustrating to learn, but once you do, they're some of the most fun offbeat gameplay modes I've ever experienced in an Action-Adventure, and that's even before you learn how to do the big-ass fuck you god beam from his giant crack pipe. They're a lot more fun than what I remember from the SNES titles.

I remember a few moments where it seemed like a Zelda game was going for a joke, but just failed so badly at it that I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be a joke or the characters were just acting like they were from the fucking moon for the lulz. The only clear joke (maybe) I can remember is when you get the bomb bag in Ocarina of Time, and it says, "You get to blow stuff up; what a lucky guy!"

Zelda's had some creative dungeon designs over the years; Ocarina of Time just didn't have any of them.

Does Goodfeel make games that aren't made of yarn? Be kinda funny if they didn't.
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
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Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
That much, though she did make a noise that sounded a lot like an owl saying "Fuck you" the one time.

I skipped ahead to Area 1, but yeah, it really does! Also, Area 1 is a song I recognize, because of Brentalfloss.
S
is what I shall use! (SPREAD GUN SPREAD GUN, MUTHAFUCKAAAA!)
R
just makes me confused (it stands for rarely helpful)

Not exactly; the puzzle, so to speak is just "Dodge 3 attacks in a row until they stop glowing, and then smack the shit out of them." Of course, when you get deeper in, it's 4 or more attacks, but same idea. If you just rush them, they'll chain DPS attacks so fast you won't know what the fuck even just happened; I sure didn't. I'd liken it more to something like God of War, except when you hit them while they aren't glowing, they're stunned for long enough to actually attack more than once or twice; it's a damn good balance, I'd say.

That's what my lady thought top and bottom were at first, actually.

Sikhism is an Eastern religion that had a slight surge in popularity in the early '90s, and it's a little hard to explain. The oversimplified version is that they believe in a formless god as more of a force, and their goal is to commune with god. This is usually done in a group, led by their religious leaders, who are called gurus. Gurus are experts in communing with God, so the connotation of an expert isn't completely wrong; just kinda missing the forest for the trees. I'm more familiar with it than a lot of people in the West, mostly because it's what I grew up with, though within the last decade or so, there has been a Sikh temple built not all that far from here; maybe 10 miles or so away.

Other reasons.

Ummm... why is the White person in the ad front and center for the McAfrica? Also, I love how they show Little Caesar's when they talk about how even the bad pizza chains make money. It all goes to show, though, that people are going to go where they've always gone for stuff. Remember when Reggie Fils-Aime saved both Domino's and Pizza Hut by inventing nothing more than a slightly different pizza? Nobody's going to go to Pizza Hut for a damn burger.

I did see that, but I'm not entirely sure that
A) The US ads for the show didn't do that
B) They're not different in Spanish, because they'd call the elements different things
I could be wrong about both, though; I've never studied or taught Chemistry in any language other than English.
about 1 month ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
That and with cable, if you're not home at the right time to watch the show, you don't get the chance to go back and watch it again, unless you get really lucky and catch a rerun. Nothing compares to owning something on home video, for sure, but I've found that services like Netflix and Hulu are better than regular TV. That and they can have titties and fuck words.

Fact: reality TV is not reality. Cheaters is a show that was engineered to be as overly dramatic as possible, because people love a good shitshow. TV in general is a really bad way to gauge what's out there or what life is about.

It's only bad if you focus on the exact wrong part of the analogy like that.

Hell, I wish I had it on video; best I got is pics of him hiding behind the curtains.

Sadly, I couldn't find a clip of it, but yeah, most everything he says is Engrish, rather than Japanese; not just the names of his attacks. The other members of the Seven Youma thus far just say their own names, like they're Pokémon.

It's a common tool used by profilers, who don't get a lot of publicity, aside from the occasional TV show about them.

Lexical isn't that common a word, to be honest; it's just something that I use fairly often, because I'm a linguist. That sounds like a very good episode; popular TV shows have the ability to educate the general public about issues like this and how to deal with them, whereas they otherwise might not care enough to look into it. It is SO important to understand that everyone has their struggles, and they might be quite severe, even if you don't have any point of reference for them, so even if the particular problem isn't something relatable, the idea of different types of struggles will likely resonate with audiences. Derek Alexander also has dyslexia; he's mentioned it in a few of his videos.

Lately, I've been more sexually attracted to males than usual, and I'm into yaoi every once in a while. I sound like some kind of militant queer saying this, but the only kind of sexual interaction I really don't like is straight porn. This comes with one of life's many lessons: futa fix everything.

It certainly hurt at first, but I was most definitely better off without them.

Not sure why the fuck he'd think that, given that they were really starting to gain some steam on the SNES, even if most of the more popular ones were Squaresoft titles. I'm glad that we did; both of the Suikoden games on the PSX were great, even if 3 was pretty bad.
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