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3DS, DS, Game Boy, GB Color, GB Advance, Virtual Boy / Theatrhythm
« on: October 23, 2012, 10:43:53 AM »
Meh I didn't see a topic already for this, so I post mah own! 

So what's everyone's progress?  I have 23 hours plaed with 33k rhythmia but only 15/64 trophies. o_oU

Sorry for huge butt picture, just realized it was so big and too lazy to change it. :P
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Heh...  And I have most of the DLC songs that are out cleared on ultimate too.  I have all of the DLC songs. 

General Discussion / RIP Richard Clark
« on: April 18, 2012, 07:55:42 PM »
:(  82 years old.   Went to the hospital for a routine procedure and had a heart attack. 

  Tomorrow, the PlayStation Network will go offline for 14 hours, Sony has announced.
  The PSN will shut down for a significant chunk of tomorrow.  Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Sony revealed that it is planning "significant maintenance" for the PSN tomorrow, March 1. The downtime is scheduled to last from 8:00 a.m. PST to 10 p.m. PST.
 Sony did not note what it plans to address as part of the maintenance, and as of press time, the company had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.
 Unlike normal maintenance periods, tomorrow's PSN outage will sign-out those logged onto the PSN, barring them from signing back in for the duration of the maintenance. Additionally, during the downtime, users will not be able to access the PlayStation Store or PlayStation Home.
 Further, during the maintenance, users will not be able to access their accounts or play games online. The maintenance will also affect PSN-enabled websites, including the PlayStation Blog, Sony revealed.
 The official PlayStation Twitter channel will issue a notice when the PSN returns to operation.

What do you think they're doing?  Can't have a significant maintenance for no reason.


General Discussion / Miyamota Making a New IP
« on: January 06, 2012, 02:24:34 PM »
The creator of Super Mario Bros. and the Legend of Zelda says he's developing a brand new title.
Speaking in an interview with, Shigeru Miyamoto says he's developing an undisclosed tile in addition to the previously announced Pikmin 3 for Wii U. "People have come to expect a lot from me. This certainly makes me feel some pressure," he said. "But if you ask me, 'Is it too much pressure to try to come out with something new?' I have to say no, I'm enjoying myself.
"But when I make something I always try to do my best." No details about the project were talked about in this interview, however.
You can watch the full interview below.

Coming from this man, should be interesting. :3

Edit: O.o my post count is 6666

General Discussion / 2012 Gaming
« on: January 04, 2012, 12:53:05 PM »
What are you looking forward to the most in 2012?  I found this handy dandy list of IGN's 30 Most Anticipated Games of 2012 if you don't really know what's gonna be around in the next year.  I'll formulate my list later, got some chores to do. :lol

PC Games Discussion / Time to have a PARTY :D
« on: December 29, 2011, 11:40:15 AM »
Cause I can play pretty much whatever I want on my PC now.  :3  TF2 works wonderfully now too so don't have to worry bout how crappy it was running the other day.  :D   :rockin :af :woot


Nintendo of Japan has announced a release date for the forthcoming Fire Emblem: Kakuse. The game is a brand new entry into the Fire Emblem series but retains elements from previous games. Fire Emblem: Kakuse is due to be released April 19th in Japan.

Nintendo Releases New Fire Emblem 3D Footage For Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo showed off some brand new footage of Fire Emblem: Kakuse during the Nintendo Direct conference which took place yesterday. Fire Emblem: Kakuse is scheduled to be released on April 19th in Japan. Hopefully Nintendo will see fit to provide us with a Western release date in the not so distant future.


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General Discussion / Game of the Year
« on: December 26, 2011, 10:22:01 AM »
There's been quite a bit of ups and downs in gaming this year.  So... I ask what is everybody's personal game of the year?  What about personal flop of the year?  Any surprises?

Playstation 3 / IGN's list of best PSN games of 2011
« on: December 22, 2011, 12:19:39 PM »
Can say that I don't have a single one of these. x_x

The PlayStation Network had a good year in 2011. A plethora of solid titles came out to entertain the PlayStation Faithful, though it can certainly be hard to boil it all down. But naturally, that's where we come in.

IGN's PlayStation Team recently sat down to pour over everything the PSN offered in 2011. We cut the list down to the ten best games, which we've presented below. All ten games are worth being in your PSN library, though the further down the list you go, the better the games get! So if you only have a limited amount of funds but want to sample some of PSN's finest, here's a great place to start.

10. Explodemon!
An old-school style title fashioned after some of the retro greats, Explodemon! prides itself on its precise, difficult gameplay. The main character -- aptly named Explodemon -- is a robot with a problem. You see, he explodes randomly, and gamers must figure out how to harness his powers to defeat enemies while working through a series of levels, collecting well-hidden collectibles along the way. This PSN exclusive got a bad rap because of a similarly named XBLA exclusive (even if Explodemon! was in development first), but old-schoolers looking for a challenge will find plenty to like with Explodemon! nonetheless.

9. Sideway: New York
Platformers are a dime a dozen, but Sideway: New York figured out a way to do things in a radically different way. Instead of putting players in a run-of-the-mill situation, Sideway altered the rules by which platformers are played. Because of the fact that your character is actually paint on a wall, the camera angle constantly changes with this in mind. Jumping to the top of a wall, for instance, will force the camera angle up, so that the floor you're appearing on is now the wall behind you. When this gameplay is coupled with an awesome soundtrack and plenty of replayability, Sideway: New York is bound to pleasantly surprise you, even if it is abstract.

8. Tetris
Tetris is an old game, but then again, it never actually gets old. EA's iteration of Tetris, released early in 2011, gave players more options than ever. This isn't the Tetris game you may be familiar with from the earlier days of gaming. Rife with a slew of modes that turn the rules of classic Tetris upside down, this iteration of an overly-familiar classic kept players enamored with its hyper-competitive leaderboards, fluid online gameplay and, above all else, the ridiculous amount of skill some of these modes required. It's easy to see Tetris and ignore it with so many other great games swirling around you, but this one absolutely demands your attention.

7. PayDay: The Heist
While PayDay: The Heist wasn't technically the finest game, it delivered an outrageously unique and addictive experience for PSN gamers. This is especially true for those looking for an online multiplayer romp. Sure, PayDay could be played alone, but it was with friends over the PlayStation Network that the true potential of PayDay shone through. A game that put up to four players in the role of criminals, PayDay forces gamers to cooperate with one another to rob banks, escape the cops and more. PayDay: The Heist is one of those games that could easily suck hours out of your life, and frankly, you probably won't miss them very much. Think of this one as the Left 4 Dead PS3 gamers never got.

6. BloodRayne: Betrayal
Some gamers simply don't like difficult titles, and BloodRayne: Betrayal would instantly turn those kinds of players off. But for those of you out there that love hard games styled with old-school mechanics, BloodRayne: Betrayal is an exceptional choice. Don't let its corny license fool you; it's clear that BloodRayne: Betrayal was heavily inspired by the classic Castlevania games, which should be an indication to you of how outrageously good it is. Of course, Betrayal requires a lot of skill and patience too. But those who manage to see the game through to the end will find plenty of reasons to come back. After all, chasing high scores in a game like this is plenty addicting.

5. Alien Zombie Megadeath
Out of all of the games on our list, this one is perhaps the most under-the-radar and obscure. Yet, it's also one of the best. Alien Zombie Megadeath is an arcade-style game with one goal and one goal only: – getting a high score. By working your character around a series of platforms in ever-evolving, increasingly-difficult stages, you can rack up higher and higher scores by avoiding damage while keeping your kill chains going. Few games on the PSN are as outright addictive as Alien Zombie Megadeath, and even though it was criminally ignored and underplayed, those leaderboards sure are competitive. And better yet, high scores are required to unlock the game's incredibly big roster of stages, which allows you to build up your skill at just the right cadence.

4. Limbo
Like many classic downloadable games of this generation (such as Castle Crashers), PlayStation gamers had to patiently wait to get their hands on Limbo. It took over a year for Limbo to meander over from XBLA to PSN. But when it arrived, players found something worth waiting for. Limbo's artistic style is both unique and pleasantly eerie, and its gameplay, which revolves around an experience devoid of dialogue or even a simple explanation of just what was happening, makes the game what it is. Limbo is indeed more an experience than a game, and a hell of an experience at that -- one that every PSN player should try.

3. Rochard
It's hard to explain just what Rochard is, though it can perhaps best be described as a "Metroid-vania"-style game with a heavy twist. That's because while Rochard requires exploring large maps, just like in Super Metroid or Symphony of the Night, the game also relies on gravity-bending gameplay to find your way around. Rochard isn't nearly as deep or non-linear as the games that inspired it, but it's still an incredibly fun title with great characters and awesome voice acting. And most importantly, it has rock-solid gameplay, which is at the heart of what makes Rochard so darn good. This is a game you could easily lose a weekend to.

2. Plants vs. Zombies
By the time Plants vs. Zombies found its way to the PlayStation Network, it was old news just about everywhere else. It was on everyone's phones and tablets, and rival service XBLA had the game for some time, too. Yet, when PvZ became accessible to the PlayStation gamer, they found something worth waiting for. Plants vs. Zombies is the epitome of addictive tower defense games, a title with enough options and versatility to keep you staring at your television for unhealthy amounts of time. And with the game now confirmed to be coming to PlayStation Vita, there's even more reasons for PlayStation gamers to be excited for Plants vs. Zombies. Now if we could only get a sequel…

1. Outland
It would be hard to argue against Outland as the best PlayStation Network game of 2011. Designed by Housemarque, the creators of PSN exclusive titles like Super Stardust HD and Dead Nation, Outland wasn't an exclusive, but it didn't matter to the legions of PlayStation Network gamers that played the game from beginning to end while loving every minute of it. A side-scrolling, exploration-based action game, Outland's minimalist approach combined with its stunning graphics made it a game that's hard to ignore. Of course, its grueling gameplay will turn-off less skilled gamers, but for those who have the tenacity to stick with it and see it through, it will become rather obvious why Outland is the best game on PSN in 2011.

Gonna update and check it out right now!  :D  I've been really excited for this. 

Finally the Nintendo 3DS messaging service which is titled Nintendo Letter Box is now available to download for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The messaging application allows you to stay connected with your friends via StreetPass and SpotPass. You can send them messages, 2D and 3D drawings, as well as photos and sound effects all through your Nintendo 3DS.

Edit: Swapnote! :D

General Discussion / Final Fantasy XIII-2 -Official Topic- (Spoilers)
« on: December 21, 2011, 12:12:27 AM »
Just don't want to forget that I wanted to make an official topic for this game too.  I'll post up the vids we have and all that information tomorrow when I'm more awake. :lol   

But til then, who's all excited for this game?  They say that they're trying to fix what most people didn't like about the first (even though I thought it was just fine).

There are NINE possible endings in FFXIII-2:
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360 Players Get Exclusive Weapon DLC

Who's all looking forward to this game?  I'm really liking the fact that they put in a TWEWY world.  I did see somewhere that there was a Tron world too?  I'll update this topic when I get around to looking up more info we have on it so far.  

Here's an 8 min video of the game.  It's in Japanese with no subtitles, so no spoils.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Trailer 12-27-2011

General Discussion / Syndicate Banned in Aussie land...
« on: December 20, 2011, 11:44:38 PM »
The Australian Government Classification Board has refused rating on EA's Syndicate title, effectively banning it from sale in the country.

In a report, the Board said:

The game contains violence that is high in impact and is therefore unsuitable for persons aged 18 years to play. Combatants take locational damage and can be explicitly dismembered, decapitated, or bisected by the force of the gunfire. The depictions are accompanied by copious bloodspray and injuries are shown realistically and with detail. Flesh and bone are often exposed while arterial sprays of blood continue to spirt [sic] from wounds at regular intervals.

Currently, Australia has no rating for games beyond the MA15+ designation – effectively banning some mature games from sale. An 18+ rating has been proposed, but not yet passed.

Hopefully the 18+ passes and y'all can have it down there. :-\

Xbox 360 / 12 Days of Xbox
« on: December 20, 2011, 12:17:24 PM »
Starting now through the end of the month XBL is having a sale.  Pretty good stuff so far but haven't gotten anything myself.  There's a list of the things.  Kinda wish it wasn't a surprise what every day's deal was.

DAY 1: 12/20/2011 To kick things off, we’re starting with Bastion.

Today only you can save 50% on this award winning Xbox LIVE Arcade game.

DAY 2: 12/21/2011  400 POINTS EACH 
           Hole In The Wall™

DAY 3: Coming soon
DAY 4: Coming soon
DAY 5: Coming soon
DAY 6: Coming soon
DAY 7: Coming soon
DAY 8: Coming soon
DAY 9: Coming soon
DAY 10: Coming soon
DAY 11: Coming soon
DAY 12: Coming soon


Don't see a topic for the circle pad yet.  Anybody want one?  I actually might think about it cause the 3DS is awkward for me to hold and it adds a little bit of bulk. 

General Discussion / Firefighters watch home burn to the ground.
« on: October 05, 2010, 07:12:10 PM »
Interesting.  Thought I'd bring this up as a discussion topic.

Rural Tennessee fire sparks conservative ideological debate
By Brett Michael Dykes

Just about anything can be fodder for an ideological dispute these days. Just consider news of the recent fire at Gene Cranick's home in Obion County, Tenn.
Here's the short version of what happened: In rural Obion County, homeowners must pay $75 annually for fire protection services from the nearby city of South Fulton. If they don't pay the fee and their home catches fire, tough luck -- even if firefighters are positioned just outside the home with hoses at the ready.
Gene Cranick found this out the hard way.
When Cranick's house caught fire last week, and he couldn't contain the blaze with garden hoses, he called 911. During the emergency call, he offered to pay all expenses related to the Fire Department's defense of his home, but the South Fulton firefighters refused to do anything.
They did, however, come out when Cranick's neighbor -- who'd already paid the fee -- called 911 because he worried that the fire might spread to his property. Once they arrived, members of the South Fulton department stood by and watched Cranick's home burn; they sprang into action only when the fire reached the neighbor's property.
"I hadn't paid my $75 and that's what they want, $75, and they don't care how much it burned down," Gene Cranick told WPSD, an NBC affiliate in Kentucky. "I thought they'd come out and put it out, even if you hadn't paid your $75, but I was wrong."

The incident has sparked a debate in many corners of the Web. Writers for the National Review, arguably the nation's most influential right-leaning voice, have seized on the episode to discuss the relative merits of compassionate conservatism versus a hard-line libertarianism. (See their arguments here, here, here, here and here.)
Daniel Foster, a self-described "conservative with fairly libertarian leanings" who writes for the magazine, took issue with the county's  laissez-faire approach to firefighting, calling it "a kind of government for which I would not sign up."
"What moral theory allows these firefighters (admittedly acting under orders) to watch this house burn to the ground when 1) they have already responded to the scene; 2) they have the means to stop it ready at hand; 3) they have a reasonable expectation to be compensated for their trouble?" Foster wrote.
[Elsewhere: Prince William helps make daring rescue with Royal Air Force]
But Foster's colleague Kevin Williamson took the opposite view. Cranick's fellow residents in the rural stretches of Obion County had no fire protection until the county established the $75 fee in 1990. As Williamson explained: "The South Fulton fire department is being treated as though it has done something wrong, rather than having gone out of its way to make services available to people who did not have them before. The world is full of jerks, freeloaders, and ingrates — and the problems they create for themselves are their own. These free-riders have no more right to South Fulton's firefighting services than people in Muleshoe, Texas, have to those of NYPD detectives."
Liberals are pouncing on the Cranick fire as an illustration of what they take to be the callous indifference of a market regime that rewards privileged interests over the concerns of ordinary Americans.
"The case perfectly demonstrated conservative ideology, which is based around the idea of the on-your-own society and informs a policy agenda that primarily serves the well-off and privileged," Think Progress' Zaid Jilani wrote in a response to the National Review writers. "It has been 28 years since conservative historian Doug Wead first coined the term 'compassionate conservative.' It now appears that if any such philosophy ever existed, it has few adherents in the modern conservative movement."

Tech Support / iPod Touch to Computer
« on: July 25, 2010, 12:12:47 AM »
Anybody know of a program or some way to transfer music from a touch to your computer? (Windows 7) 

There's programs out there, but I am not paying anybody to move MY songs from a device I own to my computer.  There's ways to do it with the original iPod, but none of those ways that I've found work for the touch (showing hidden files in the device and such).

Pissed-Off Parents Find Math Game Too Violent for School
An action-packed math game students enjoy playing is a little too fun for some parents of the Albuquerque schools, one of whom went as far as accusing it of fostering video games addiction.

KOAT-TV of Albuquerque ran a piece earlier about DimensionM, an edutainment game produced by Tabula Digital, which promises "all the action and adventure of commercial-quality video games while practicing and reinforcing the skills they need to succeed in math." The game's use in local schools is fully funded by a Department of Defense grant. So, free game, kids are happy, schools are happy, everyone's happy, right?

"We are feeding the addiction of these children to video games," said Marlene Perrotte (pictured; no relation) to KOAT. "They were all excited, and they were excited because of the violence -'I'm getting ahead, I'm getting ahead, I'm getting ahead.'"

You bet they are - in test scores, say school officials. One middle school educator likened it to "a 21st century flash card. ... They can use jetpacks and at the same time they have to know what the associative property is."

Not good enough for Marlene. "What they recall is not the prime number ... but rather getting through to the enemy," she said.

Jesus Christ, lady. You know how hard it is to develop an educational game kids actually want to play? Or do you just want learning to be as painful for them as it was in your unhappy childhood?

Lawl.  :lol

Edit: forgot the link... didn't get any sleep last night.

Creative / MOVED: Is RPG game genre boring?
« on: April 16, 2009, 09:48:19 AM »

Tech Support / Firefox glitch?
« on: January 15, 2009, 07:26:44 PM »
When I use Firefox (v 3.0.5) and use this site, and try to log out, it seems to just refresh the page and I stay logged in.  Normally wouldn't be a problem except I have my brother who wants to come on here every once in a while... :-\  I tried clearing my cache and that didn't work.  I don't have any problems with any other sites doing anything like that.  Anybody know what the problem is?

General Discussion / The Official "What I got for Christmas!" Thread
« on: December 25, 2008, 07:26:01 AM »
Yay I finally make an "Official" thread before anyone else! :lol

What I got for Christmas...
  • Roughly $165
  • Wiimote and Nunchuck
  • Fallout 3 - Xbox360
  • Animal Crossing City Folk - Wii
  • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - DS

Ben got some tech decks, a tech deck holder, a bongo drum thing, and...

Gears of War 2!!! :D

General Discussion / "Mortal Kombat Killer" Enters Guilty Plea
« on: December 16, 2008, 01:28:35 PM »
"Mortal Kombat Killer" Enters Guilty Plea
By Mike Fahey, 8:40 AM on Tue Dec 16 2008, 5,927 views
 "Mortal Kombat killer" Lamar Roberts will not be going to trial after all, having now plead guilty to child abuse and recklessly causing the death of seven-year-old Zoe Garcia late last year.

Roberts and his girlfriend Heather Trujillo, Zoe's half-sister, were both charged in the incident, in which Lamar allegedly acted out moves from the Mortal Kombat series, using the seven-year-old as his opponent. Trujillo was sentenced back in July, receiving an 18-year suspended sentence and six years in a youth offender program as part of a plea bargain.

Roberts had previously plead not-guilty to the charges in August, but has now entered a guilty plea in advance of the scheduled January 12th trial date. Instead he will now be sentenced on January 16th.

Original Story

Child Beaten to Death by Drunk Teen, Sister Acting Out Game
By Brian Crecente, 7:12 AM on Thu Dec 20 2007, 39,225 views

A 7-year-old's sister and her boyfriend were charged Tuesday with child abuse resulting in death after the two beat and kicked the Colorado girl to death as they were acting out fights from Mortal Kombat, according to arrest affidavits.

Heather Trujillo, 16, and her boyfriend, Lamar Roberts, 17, of Westminster, are being held on $100,000 bond.

Zoe died on Dec. 6 from blunt force trauma to her brain and central nervous system. According to the Weld County Coroner her right wrist was broken, her body had more than 20 bruises, her neck muscles were bleeding and skin near her tongue had been torn.

    According to the arrest affidavits, Trujillo told investigators she and Roberts were babysitting Zoe (Garcia) and her twin, 3-year-old sisters, while their mother worked at the Corral Bar about five blocks away.

    Trujillo said they were acting out the video game "Mortal Combat" by savagely hitting and kicking Zoe, even dropping her on her side, which broke her wrist. Roberts, who claimed to be a martial-arts expert with his hands registered as "lethal weapons, said Zoe had asked him to stop hitting her but that he didn't because "...I was drunk."

    Roberts said he had performed a back kick on her, then kicked her again as she ran toward him. She fell back and didn't get up. She had stopped breathing, and Trujillo and Roberts waited 15 minutes before calling for help.

    They said they put her in a bath, which temporarily revived her, but that she stopped breathing again. Roberts said he cracked an egg in her mouth "to see if she was messing around with them."

    The egg went down her throat, the affidavit stated.

    Finally, the mother and paramedics were called. Zoe was taken to the Northern Colorado Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

A witness told investigators that she asked Roberts whether Zoe had asked them to stop. "Yeah, she told me to stop," he said. Asked why he didn't stop, he said, "I don't know; I was drunk."

I can't even begin to express both my sincere sorrow for the loss this family must be going through now and my disgust at these teens who decided to get drunk and beat a child to death.

General Discussion / Edge 2008 VGA Awards
« on: December 16, 2008, 01:22:07 PM »
Best game:
   1. LittleBigPlanet
   2. GTA IV
   3. Fable II

Best Innovation:
   1. LittleBigPlanet
   2. NXE
   3. Left 4 Dead

Best Visual Design:
   1. LittleBigPlanet
   2. Street Fighter IV
   3. Far Cry 2

Best Audio Design:
   1. Dead Space
   2. GTA IV
   3. No More Heroes

Best hardware:
   1. Xbox 360
   2. PS3
   3. Wii

Best Publisher:
   1. Microsoft Game Studios
   2. Electronic Arts
   3. Sony Computer Entertainment

Best Online Experience:
   1. Left 4 Dead
   2. LittleBigPlanet
   3. Gears of War 2

Best Developer:
   1. Media Molecule
   2. Criterion Games
   3. Rockstar North

They like LBP eh?

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