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Platinum Carpet V.I.P- Board Master
| "Re(1):Random News Against Terrorism" , posted Wed 15 Feb 22:49|
Two chaz-powered random things :
The first Tecmo game on Revolution will be Pangya, and it will be released with the console.
In the meantime, Hudson loves the 360.
Love can be destructive and painful.
I don't care, I never liked Bomberman to begin with.
It is forbidden to sell or lend GTA to minors in Nagasaki.
This is the first time it happens in Kyűshű, but it was already the case in Kanagawa, Chiba, Kyôto and
＼ │ ／
─（ ﾟ ∀ ﾟ ）＜ SAITAMA GTA !
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∩ ∧ ∧ ／￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣
￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣＼∩ ∧ ∧ ＼（ ﾟ∀ﾟ）＜ SAITAMA !
SAITAMA SAITAMA ＞（ ﾟ∀ﾟ ）/ ｜ / ＼＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿
＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿／ ｜ 〈 ｜ ｜
/ ／＼_」 / ／＼」
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DS extravaganza :
DS tuner. This year, no release date/price.
DS Browser : in June, 3800 yen, made by Opera, the browser will be in a DS card, while a memory card will fit in the GBA slot. The ATOK system will allow to write in japanese directly on the touch screen.
The DS meets the PSP versatility, but the add-on politics allow a substancial price difference, and a much clearer image : it is a game console that can do other things, not an all-round machine that can also play games.
Conclusion : 10 million DS this year is a possibility
The GBA needed 30 month to breack the 10 000 000 barrier.
| "Re(7):Random News Against Terrorism" , posted Mon 20 Feb 05:39:|
It's old, but I didn't have a connexion at the time : the thema song of Ôkami sucks.
I thought they would go with some ethno world-music thing like Gensô Suikoden 3 or Oz.
I wasn't asking for some gagaku, but...
You know, it's been really interesting following the development of O-kami these past couple years. It's like somebody at Clover came up with a cool character design and graphical style, but nobody was really sure how to actually make a complete game out of it. First it was just a glorified tech demo, then an adventure-platformer type deal, now it's taking pages from Devil May Cry and Onimusha with the combat system...not that there's anything wrong with that, believe me. They're playing to their strengths, and you can't really fault them for that.
Maybe Shinji Mikami's team saw what was going on and said, "Look, let us show you how to do this. Step aside and take note." I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall on some of Capcom's dev meetings.
All that said, with the right marketing, this game could be as big as Resident Evil. No exaggeration.
No! YOU get the ropes you sonovabitch!
-- Joanne Follett
[this message was edited by Salamande on Mon 20 Feb 05:40]
Platinum Carpet V.I.P- Board Master
| "Re(1):Random News Against Terrorism" , posted Mon 20 Feb 17:42:|
I just had the strangest dream.
There was this... person ? that was, if I recall correctly, Nippon Ichi Software. Like, not the boss or the creator of N1S, but the very incarnation of the company.
So, N1S was somewhere in some sort of Bambi-landscape, with lots of flowers everywhere, and it was continuously giving birth to all sorts of wide eyed animals.
I don't remember how, but Brandon found out where it was, and witnessed the miracle. So he called Pollyanna and myself. I took the plane just for this, and in the meantime, Pollyanna had plenty of problems in the forest, a place that really didn't match her city lifestyle.
After her antics were sorted, we all gathered around N1S, just to see it die, and all the animals cried with us.
Also, at a point, it was revealed that Pollyanna was born in 1957.
And that's why I decided to swith to the dealer across the street.
[this message was edited by Iggy on Mon 20 Feb 18:01]
Red Carpet Executive Member
| "Re(2):Random News Against Terrorism" , posted Thu 23 Feb 09:27|
The virus of liberalism — a marxist-commie-racist-liberal-progressive- demokkkRAT-socialist-bigot-nazi-degenerate-leftist-subhuman-lowlife-deviant-filth — will soon render America into a third-world entity, if it isn't soon utterly and completely destroyed. The left's constant attacks on Evangelical Christians, Conservative Catholics, and Orthodox Jews are not new, but have been ratcheted-up in intensity, over the past few months. Make no mistake about it: the "hard lunatic left" hates America, its values and morals and will do anything it can to destroy them. Lib-dem trash love terrorists and will side with them over America, anyday. Lib-dem garbage hate America's Military, our Finest. This is a 50-year, ongoing culture war of now epic proportions. It is a battle for the very heart and soul of America. Liberal-demokkkRATs can't handle the truth; they covet and adore the double standard. They want to shut-up all Conservative voices, everywhere. Heck, they're even throwing pies at Conservatives! Desperate little verminous subhumans, filled with hate and violence, aren't they? Abortion has become the (un)holy sacrament of liberalism. And those who don't abide in that murderous sacrament are under daily attack, by deviant, degenerate liberal, subhuman garbage. The Party of Death™ are murderous vermin, feigning caring, but rejecting the sanctity of human life. But just let some spotted owl or reclusive snail get "endangered", and all eco-tree-hugger-wacko hell breaks loose against normal American society. The hate-filled rhetoric of the wacko leftists has neared criminally-actionable, and will get even worse in the days, weeks, months and years to come. The party of the people? Wake-up America; liberals and demokkkRATs were never the party of anyone, except socialism, communism, anarchy, nazism, abortion and judicially-legislated death. It's an illusion of the worst kind, and almost half of America bought into it. It was the US House and US Senate Republicans who helped LBJ enact The Civil Rights Act of 1964, not the liberal-demokkkRATs, who were full of KKK members at the time: Robert Byrd, Strom Thurmond, Tom Heflin, J. William Fullbright and many dozens more. 'Nuff said.
| "Re(5):Random News Against Nintendo" , posted Tue 28 Feb 12:19:|
The new head of marketing (our equivalent of Reggie) at Nintendo France is quite refreshing, from a first long interview he gave (in french). He replaces Fischer, who became the new head of marketing at Ninty Europe. It's the first time we see a guy not ashamed to admit most people at Nintendo have absolutely no clue about Nintendo Japan's plans, or to laud games from other systems such as Wanda or Katamari Damacy. His two "favourites games of 2005" were Bio4 and Ouendan. Interesting tidbits of the interview:
- To the surprise of Nintendo Japan, Europe is the market where Nintendogs sold the most.
- Revolution is still a codename, officially.
- Nintendo is still concerned about the European market's acceptance of the revolution concept and plans to push the DS a lot there in 2006, in order to "educate" the market.
- Nintendo Japan noticed that most people who started playing the DS with Otona no DS Training did not stick to "casual games" and became regular gamers after a while, buying the same games as longtime gamers.
- Nintendo Europe's strategy is quite fucked up by England, which develops very different trends and needs than the rest of Europe and is closer to the American market in many ways. According to him, England is also the only European market where the Xbox is (far) beyond the Gamecube.
- Nintendo's european audience aged with every new product they launched since the N64. France is in a very peculiar position with an even older user base's average age than the rest of Europe, explaining specific efforts of promotion and translation for that market (and indeed I think Baten Kaitos sold quite well here). In 2005 and for the first time in France, three GC titles were in the year's overall Top20 of best software sales (Bio4, Mario Smash Football, Mario Power Tennis).
- The Pokémon craze lasts longer than even they had planned (huge success for Pokémon Emerald), and so they are evaluating how to deal with that intelligently (Translation: shitload of Pokémon games coming).
- He doesn't know shit about the upcoming games because Nintendo Japan won't tell anything so the interviewer could have prevented from asking him seven times questions he couldn't answer.
 forgot one tidbit
NOW IS TIME TO THE 68000 Z80 AND SH-2 HEART ON FIRE !!
[this message was edited by CHAZumaru on Tue 28 Feb 12:38]
| "Re(2):Random News Against Tecmoism" , posted Wed 1 Mar 02:25|
Say goodbye to Fan-made Tecmo figures.
As usual, one of Tecmo's best selling product of last year was yet another DOA prodct: The 1/6 scale painted model of Kasumi by Max Factory. The thing sold out crazy on its first shipment. If you were late in picking it up, you had to get ripped at second hand stores.
So it wasn't surprising that Max Factory made additional manufactures of the figure Twice, which is pretty rare. Max Factory also released two models in different colors, one being limited to purchase through Tecmo's official but disturbing fanclub program only.
Of course, the market gets saturated when you overdo it, and the Kasumi figure's price quickly dropped to about 3,000 yen at many shops. Which is like, a 60 percent discount or something close.
Anyway, I think I've proved my point that figures were good business for Tecmo last year. After all, who wouldn't want a 1/6 scale Kasumi in their house, which by the way is pretty damn big and pretty damn bulky because when you come to think of it, it's just a sixth the size of a real Kas.. egh, nevermind that demented comparison.
Now, something seems to have come up this year.
No Kasumi figures at Wonderfest 2006 Winter.
I thought it was just because people got sick and tired at looking at all those leftovers in stores, but as it turns out, the event's host Kaiyodo announced that there won't be any more one-day licenses for Tecmo.
One day licenses is the backbone of Wonderfest. They allow creators to sell their fan-made figures based on company products without worries of getting sued, because they've got official permission to do so, just for that single day of event.
Kaiyodo made the announcement just a few days before the Wonderfest, and it's a bit cryptic whether the decision was made on Tecmo's side or Kaiyodo's side. Nevertheless, one thing is clear: There'll be no more fan-made Tecmo figures allowed at Wonderfest from now on.
I can only make speculations that Tecmo figured out how that figures sell well, and they've got too greedy. Anybody have any other suggestions?
| "Re(2):Random News Against Terrorism" , posted Thu 2 Mar 17:14|
Top 10 memorable games picked by readers of Famitsu, announced in its 900th commemorative issue this week:
10: Legend of Zelda: Toki no Okarina (Okarina of Time) 138985 points
09: Dragon Quest VII, 140318 points
08: Final Fantasy III,143194 points
07: Tactics Ogre, 146984 points
06: Final Fantasy IV, 150206 points
05: Machi, 154180 points
04: Dragon Quest VIII, 211934 points
03: Dragon Quest III, 387685 points
02: Final Fanrasy VII, 448439 points
And Finally, the #1 pick:
Spoiler (Highlight to view) -
01: Final Fantasy X, 452904 points
End of Spoiler
Platinum Carpet V.I.P- Board Master
| "Re(3):Random News Against Terrorism" , posted Fri 3 Mar 19:02|
Also, Iggy, you need Monster Hunter 2. You may have escaped the first one, but not this time!!
Why ? Is there something particular in this one ?
I don't play online, and if I recall correctly, the game is uninteresting offline, is it ?
Either way, for those of you who played Nanaca Crash, the PS2 version of the moto neta, CROSS†CHANNEL ～to all people～ is being re-released at 2800 yen
Oh, and while I'm at it : Nate, I didn't have the time to answer your mail, but hehehehehehehe, hehehehehe, hehehehehe, hehehe.
Tailored Carpet V.I.P- Platinum Member
| "Re(2):Random News Against Terrorism" , posted Sat 4 Mar 06:52|
Why don't you play online? Is it just a "personal rule?"
It just doesn't appeal to me. And my experiences with Ragnarok or Diablo did nothing to prove me wrong.
Ahhh. Well, I can't say my experience with Ragnarok sold me on online games either. My experience with MH was mostly good, but I still had my share of idiots who had no intention of going on quests (just hanging out in "town" where there's nothing to do) and men who didn't wear pants. At first, I just thought they were being funny, but no fail, every time, the no pants guys completely sucked and spoiled everything for the team.
I guess if you have no intent of playing it online, I can't really recommend MH2. It's not that it isn't fun offline, but it's more of a "mindset" thing. MH is a very masochistic experience. It frequently belittles and humbles you, but when you succeed, then you feel like you really accomplished something. Both of these feelings are fun to share with a team. It's good to laugh at other people's misfortunes (or share your own) after a long run of solo-suffering.
Also, there's anotehr level of gameplay in a group and the joy of showing off your character's costume. Even as I'm playing offline, I think about these things as possibilities within the game itself. So, I think...without seeing it that way, I can't recommend the game as much.