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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Yeah that's the main thing I don't like about the Vita. I see why they did it, but it still sucks. I have all three of my accounts on my PS3/PSP but only my US account on my Vita. Would be nice to be able to switch between them. Never played Innocent Sin, but Xenogears is worth the money. I love playing PSONE classics on PSP/VITA, they just seem so crisp and vibrant on those little screens. Xenogears, Alundra, SotN and about 15 others are on my Memory stick at all times.
by Raithos
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:57 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts

I didn't know Ryudo was a brony
by Raithos
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:40 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

I just watched a video of it. That game definitely had influence on Divinity II (I never played first so idk about that one) you might want to check it out. It's more of an RPG but same basic play style. I might try to find a copy Drakan some day and give it a play.
by Raithos
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:32 pm
 
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Dat Xenoblade... more than enough reason to own a Wii.
by Raithos
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:53 pm
 
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

I dont think some of you understand, there is no guarantee i can get one of the 3ds at target, it will be black friday they might sell out before I can even get one, my pre-order is guranteed.

Nah we do understand, but if money is tight then I would go the cheapest route or not go it at all to be honest. Like MiTT3NZ said, if it could possibly impact living costs or your holiday buying for others don't do it. The Zelda one is functionally no different than the regular 3DS XL, than you can possibly get for much cheaper. I am going to wake up, smoke down, fill my thermos with coffee and head to Target blitzed and try to get my own 3DS XL for cheap. If I don't manage to get one then, I would rather pay 240 later (maybe cheaper) for my color of choice plus a physical game, then pay 220 for a gold one and a digital copy of a Zelda title and possibly be hurting for money. Plus look how long the 3DS has been out, they were everywhere last year on Black Friday. This year should hopefully be no different.

That's just my two Gil.
by Raithos
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:26 am
 
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Oh no, I was saying Killzone was different, as in 1080p right off the bat, since it was made specifically for the platform. Where as BF4 was made for 3 different platforms, no actually 5 (ps3/360/ps4/xbone/pc) So it will be harder for them to fully optimize it for all 5 at once. One or more will always suffer. In that case PS3/360 got the worst (720p 30fps), where PS4/XBONE/PC all run at least 60fps on high settings.

Killzone is only 24 player max. The Frostbite 3 engine in particular is very demanding on the CPU which is why I made the comment earlier about future EA games. My 3570k is overclocked to 4.7Ghz, and during 64 player matches I get usage of 80-95% on all cores. But the actual CPU processing power of the consoles isn't as strong and they were hitting the limit quick. So to offset the processing power being used to run the game at high visual settings (which it is def on par with PC's) in 64 man battles they toned down the resolution to 720p and ensured a rock solid 60fps. Dropping the resolution from 1080p to 720p usually nets you a gain of 20-30 frames depending on the game. I watched an interview with johan andersson the technical director on Frostbite where he explained why they made the choices they did on the new consoles. He said it was either that or turn down the player count and they didn't want to do that.

Activision on the other hand has no excuse with Ghosts. There's no reason for it to be 720p when its the same engine being used on a more powerful hardware than ever before. That was just laziness on their part.

Yeah I agree on the yearly sequels, it's hurting the whole industry, especially the new consoles. Seems like no matter what it is these days you can expect a new one every year. And instead of new ideas being worked production resources get wasted on churning out the same game with a new story because people keep buying them lol. I'm guilty of it myself.
by Raithos
Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:23 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

Been waiting on this for awhile now. Ys: Memories of Celceta Silver Edition. Was the 25th Anniversary Edition in Japan, not sure why they changed it to Silver Edition for the English versions. Cloth map. Three disc collection of music from the entire series. Full color "Adol's Travel Journal" with art, strategies and a manual rolled into one. And a compass with the game logo on it. Which, to my surprise, actually works. http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y494/RA1TH0S/2013-11-26_15-59-16_163_zps5434e6da.jpg

Back of soundtrack http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y494/RA1TH0S/2013-11-26_16-05-47_471_zpsefca6730.jpg
by Raithos
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:50 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

Picked up Shadownrun Returns for $12 bucks on Steam. Just played for 5 hours straight, fun game.
by Raithos
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:42 am
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

Target sale was a success. Too many people so I didn't check out what games they had in stock. Off to the eShop I go :D
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by Raithos
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:54 am
 
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Re: Neverland (dev of Lufia series, Rune Factory series) Clo

That sucks. Record of Lodoss War is one of my favorite games on DC. Hopefully some of them are able to form a new studio or join other teams.
by Raithos
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:31 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

Just bought shadowrun returns on the steam sale. tempted to get borderlands 2 or the witcher 2 seeing how cheap they are but I'm not sure when I'll get my gaming PC to be able to play them, ah well hopefully they will still be going for cheap at the next sale

Don't worry, those two seems to go on sale every other month. If not on Steam you can get them for cheap on GMG a lot of the times. I've been having fun with Shadownrun, its like a cross between Blade Runner, Snatcher and a turn based Company of Heroes.
by Raithos
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:53 pm
 
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Re: Blog: What if Shenmue was exclusive to XBox One

Let's not forget we aren't debating facts here, just opinions on what we think. You're missing/ignoring a big part of what I said, as evident in your replies. The past is the best teacher. Japan is a very different market than the rest of the world. Microsoft has tried to woo Japanese gamers with both previous consoles, neither worked. I also think SEGA would be dumb not to accept money from anyone willing to give it to them. PSO2 has still not made it to the US/EU, which proves the Japanese market is SEGA's top priority. Xbox is the worst choice out of the three for it to be any kind of success there. But I will buy it no matter what it's released on, even if it was a low grade version on the Ouya.
by Raithos
Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:57 am
 
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Re: Blog: What if Shenmue was exclusive to XBox One

I'm not missing or ignoring anything, I just don't believe those points are relevant to the situation. You're comparing Xbox exclusivity against other (equally) hypothetical scenarios like Playstation exclusivity or a multiformat release. I'm comparing Xbox exclusivity against the actual current scenario of no release at all. And given that direct choice, I see no legitimate reason not to proceed with an Xbox deal if Microsoft were interested.

First, I never said they should NOT do a deal with Microsoft if it was offered. I gave reasons why it would be the worst option vs SONY if they were both on the table. My personal preference would be on another platform and I gave my reasons for that. But that was just that, personal preference. My first reply stated I would be buying another Xbox for it. So you are in fact missing/ignoring things I've said.

Second, how are my points not relevant to the situation? Everything I said was relevant, some of which was already mentioned in one way or another by others. This topic is about our thoughts of it going to Xbox One so I gave them, along with my reasoning. From the very first reply people have done the same thing I did. You have made it clear you don't care what it comes out on, to say the points I brought up aren't relevant is absurd. The thread isn't "SIII on Xbox One or not at all?" This topic would not exist if that were the case.

You realize that even without the deal Shenmue II on the Dreamcast would have been in Japanese rather than English. You could have also imported the pal version if you wanted to play it that much.

I did, I got it about two weeks after release from http://www.gexpress.com like I did all my others PAL/JAP copies of SI/II. I just prefer to have US copies in my collection. So the only way to have a US version of the game was on Xbox, we didn't get in on DC like everyone else did. Sorry for the confusion when I say in English.
by Raithos
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:47 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts

OL, they have those sets new/sealed on eBay for a lot cheaper. Been seeing them around $150 or so the past few days
by Raithos
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:55 am
 
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Re: Tales Series

Yeah saw some videos this morning of it, looks really good. I can't believe we are getting this many Tales games back to back. The PS3 is going out strong with Xillia 2, Chronicles HD, Persona 5 (playing 4 on vita and its so god damn fun) and now Tales of ZestyItalianDressing all being exclusives. From what I've read its supposed the first worldwide release of a Tales game. If sales continue to be strong this might be a turning point for us RPG fans in the US/EU as far as Namco is concerned. At the very least we might not have to worry about them getting localized or not any more.
by Raithos
Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:05 pm
 
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Re: Omikron: the Nomad Soul

Yeah I originally played it on DC with no problems as well, awesome game. Later bought it on PC. While it is the better version for sure, no reason not to play the DC copy you already have. Release that game from its plastic prison!
by Raithos
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:06 am
 
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Re: How Tall Are You?

5'7" but I carry a mean battle axe!

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by Raithos
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:18 pm
 
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Re: Members MIA

That avatar is awesome Yama
by Raithos
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:04 pm
 
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Re: What are you currently playing?

Getting close to beating P4G I think. MC is a pimp. I've gotten 'intimate" with two girls and a third just said she loved me lol
by Raithos
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:53 am
 
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Re: What Do You Collect?

How I didn't notice that is beyond me lol that's badass. I used to have Sage, Kento and Dais but lost all the accessories at some point. Here's some of my WD RPG's (and my cat), I have a few more and every SHMUP they brought over but a ton of my stuff is packed right now.
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y494/RA1TH0S/2014-01-16_16-38-11_866_zps6134960b.jpg


EDIT: As for the topic, other than games all I collect is anime and grind/thrash vinyls.
by Raithos
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:17 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

Got these in the mail today.
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by Raithos
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:00 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

I would say get the first now and the second later. First has a single protagonist where the second has multiple, but both are worth playing. I replay the first one all the time. Its really fun, and you would enjoy the the way second ones game play progressed better having played the first. First one is a bit longer, has something like 30 levels if I remember correctly.
by Raithos
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:27 pm
 
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Re: Hard Genesis Games!

Mazin Saga Mutant Fighter. One of my favorite Genesis titles, you defend earth from giant beasts. First you'll play a couple parts of the level human sized, before using your suit to transform into a Godzilla sized killing machine for some of the hardest boss battles.

Another one lives up to its title, Contra: Hard Corps. It's easily the most difficult Contra game to date.
by Raithos
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:28 pm
 
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Re: Gaming Deals

Zone of the Enders HD Limited Edition on PS3 for $32 bucks (41 on 360)

http://www.amazon.com/Zone-Enders-Colle ... imited+ps3
by Raithos
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:01 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts

We did super bowl squares at work, $10 dollars a piece. Just won $400 dollars. :mrgreen:

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by Raithos
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:31 am
 
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Re: Random Thoughts

Um, you know how to play squares right? It's all luck based, has nothing to do with someones intelligence. Everyone I work with is either an engineer, geophysicist or in the IT field lol.
by Raithos
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:39 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

That's cool, they did the same thing for the vanilla game. I have two decks of them around here some where
by Raithos
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:13 pm
 
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

Drakengard 3 CE is up for preorder. They are doing a tiered system like Namco did with Ni No Kuni and adding stuff based on how many people preorder. Just ordered mine.

http://store.na.square-enix.com/DRHM/store?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=sqenixus&Locale=en_US&ThemeID=29853700&Env=BASE&productID=296956900#.UvJuEPXKmvM
by Raithos
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:03 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts

This is the best view I've seen of it yet.
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by Raithos
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:35 am
 
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

If you ever need to download something from the US PSN store, make a second account with a fake US address.

Using this game as an example, you would need to log in to your US account and redeem all DLC vouchers for the game and install everything. Then when you log out and switch to you UK account you will have access to everything that is currently on your system. It doesn't matter where it comes from, once its there all accounts on the system can use it. This works 100% percent of the time with DLC, and most of the times with games. There are very few where it doesn't, like Final Fight from the PSN store. That one is locked down for some reason. That's how people game share. I had to use my UK account to redeem the armor DLC for MGR when it came out. I know it sucks having to go through all those steps, but at least this way you can access everything you pay for without worrying about region locks. I have several games from both UK/JP PSN store that I play and earn trophies with on my US account.
by Raithos
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:31 pm
 
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Re: Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer :(

Damn I am extremely sorry to hear that man. I hope everything goes well with your procedure.
by Raithos
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:12 am
 
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts (Read OP Before Posting)

I didn't even notice it was limited to 5000. Glad I ordered mine already then.

Didn't they get a larger soundtrack and we got stuck with a 10 song sample? Not sure if that is true or not, but I remember reading that as well. Mine just got here, haven't opened it yet. Either way it was only $10 more than the regular edition, so was pointless not to get it. The box is freaking awesome

EDIT: if you pay with pay pal yeah you pay the whole thing up front. If you pay with credit they do a pre authorization charge that goes away after a few days, just to make sure the card is real/the funds are there. The charge has already been removed from my account
by Raithos
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:20 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

Yeah that looks awesome. Reminds of the pal Tactics Ogre Premium Edition on PSP. Once I saw that black PSP case I had to have it
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by Raithos
Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:35 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

Spent part of my super bowl winnings on this. Gave my reg copy to my brother so we can do some coop.
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y494/RA1TH0S/2014-02-11_14-57-32_906_zps58c86b71.jpg?t=1392155304
http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y494/RA1TH0S/2014-02-11_14-33-31_63_zpscf14741b.jpg?t=1392155351
by Raithos
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:56 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

Hahaha. Yeah I think I said the same thing on here back when it came out, and opted for the standard. As dumb as it sounds I couldn't stop thinking about it when I played the game. So as soon as I got handed free money I bought. I figured it would be the only special release of an AC game we ever saw here in the states. I don't remember it being limited to 250 though, the Namco page says nothing about it. I think they only did that after so few people pre ordered it.
by Raithos
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:05 pm
 
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Re: Random Thoughts

What happened exactly? A glitch in a game that affected your album? I heard one of your tunes on sound cloud with the trumpet (I think), pretty slick man.
by Raithos
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:34 pm
 
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Re: Recent Gaming Purchases

Yeah. Had it pre-ordered from NIS, most of their LE stuff is sold exclusively through their online store now. It's awesome cause it keeps the boxes from being branded with all the useless junk you get from retail stores, and they don't cost near as much. No charge from Paypal until shipping too. I just finished the prologue and the first chapter, shit is already crazy!
by Raithos
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:12 am
 
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Re: What are you currently playing?

Change the controls to "manual" and then you will use A to attack and B to defend. Right now it's set for the computer to attack for you, not sure why the game defaults to that, takes the fun out of it. Its still not a super deep combat system, but far more enjoyable that spamming auto battle over and over lol. I love XIII don't get me wrong, the paradigm system was great, but the actual battles weren't fun to me though. Even manually selecting my abilities felt pointless knowing I could just hit auto battle and basically win everything, switching to medic roles when needed. I eventually spent most of my time in battle trying to keep the enemies juggled in the air as long as I could.

edit: i hope my lighting returns comes in soon. Everyone I know has gotten theirs, the tracking on mine hasn't been updated since the 12th.
by Raithos
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:56 am
 
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Re: Small Tidbit Gaming News

Oh yeah I forgot RE5 had problems too.

Segata Sanshiro Jr. wrote:
So this thing is happening.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nu ... beat-em-up

Nice man, backed! Here's to hoping for a Vita/Digital OST tier
by Raithos
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:57 am
 
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Re: Atelier Escha & Logy (Great Game!!)

dont distract OL from the greatness that is Tales of Xillia, hes finally playing it! Now if we can just get him to go through Xenoblade (which I believe he bought but hasnt played)

That is a crime sir! How could you own it but not have played it OL! lol But yeah I was glad to see ya playing Xillia as well.

A coworker gifted me The Alchemist of Arland back when we worked at Gamestop together. I honestly tried my hardest to play through it since she spent money on it, but it just wasn't for me. I put about 20 hours or so into it and just couldn't do it. Then I borrowed Meruru (I think) from her and felt the same way about it. This one does look a little more interesting but there's too many releases the next few months. It's great to see they are still releasing these over here for fans of the series tho, since I doubt they do that well.
by Raithos
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:24 pm
 
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Re: Irrational Games (BioShock, System Shock) is shutting do

What an irrational decision to make, laying off all those people, instead of doing your own thing else where. No need to put that many folks out of a job because you decided to do smaller projects.
by Raithos
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:35 pm
 
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Re: Irrational Games (BioShock, System Shock) is shutting do

Yeah I was under the impression it sold great. Most people I know bought it. I just think it could of been handled differently is all. It seems he talked to 2K, and went his own route instead of thinking about his employees. I'm sure 2K would of had no problem with letting him start a smaller studio, and letting someone else take the reins of Irrational. Hopefully the displaced workers find jobs, or band together to make Rational studios. I really did enjoy their work. Too many good developers have been closing their doors as of late.
by Raithos
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:05 pm
 
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Re: Atelier Escha & Logy (Great Game!!)


I became overexposed to it because of a certain far-too-enthusiastic/obnoxious-as-hell member on here...


May follow this up with Tales of Graces F. Either that or Ni No Kuni. Or Resonance of Fate.


Ahh, speak no more. I fully understand lol I've been turned off from entire series because of people in the past. Part of the reason I've played Digital Devil Saga 1+2 and Devil Summoner 1+2, but ignored the Persona games for so long.

You know I'm a huge Tales fan, but I recommend you play Ni No Kuni or RoF next (or something else). Graces F is a good game, but there's a 50/50 chance it will ruin you're JRPG mood. It's one of those games you either love or hate.
by Raithos
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:56 pm
 
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