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  1. Calpis

    Mother 3

    I'm using the VirtualBoyAdvance-M and It doesn't seem any different from playing it on the original GBA cart. Sometimes I find it easier to try and match the rhythm of the song that your character is playing instead of the battle BGM. Sometimes it's easier to listen to the BGM though. The rhythm matching is really picky sometimes so you shouldn't throw a fit if you rarely reach a 16 combo. I can only do it on the songs that are common time with no skips or time signature changes.
  2. Calpis

    Mother 3

    Can't wait for this. I played through the game in japanese, but it'll be more entertaining to be able to go through it without having to open the dictionary every few minutes.
  3. I don't know anything about Monster Hunter but why would you be pissed when they make an "awesome game" for cheaper? Isn't it still an awesome game? Personally, what I hate is people making crappy games on the Wii.
  4. Yeah, I pretty much only laughed at the second rape scene with the pinball machine. It was a direct rip from a movie with Jodie Foster (I think) where she got raped in a bar on the pinball machine that I saw on Lifetime or Oxygen or something like that when I stayed home from work, sick. I'd be willing to bet the other rape scenes were rips from other movies, but I don't know for sure. I was actually waiting for the fourth rape scene to be the one from Pulp Fiction, but it never happened.
  5. So is anyone excited for the new episode tonight? The only thing I can find on it is this: Season 1208: The China Probrem "Cartman must confront the Chinese alone while the American people are haunted by the memory of recent tragic events..." Hopefully they'll pick up the pieces after the mediocre-ness of the most recent episodes. I don't know what it was, but I just couldn't get into them.
  6. I remember seeing a video where they asked Sega about why certain franchises or games haven't been released on the Virtual Console/PSN/XBLA and they said the same thing about not being able to find the source code, and I wondered the same thing.
  7. I didn't read everything here but I'm just gonna bring up the fact that all this bitching happened just the same when they announced that the original DS wouldn't support original GB/GBC games. We'll all get over it someday and when that day comes, Nintendo will release DSi downloadable versions of all those GBA games we couldn't play on the DSi before at $15 a pop.
  8. I'd pay to play it again. It's an awesome game, you get some (albeit how much is unknown) new content, and you can support the people who made it. (which is really the main reason I want to buy it. ) If my support means that they have the funds to make more games of the same caliber, I'll gladly plunk down 10 or 15 bucks.
  9. I think it's an interesting idea for a game but it's got a steep ass learning curve. Anyway, nice work.
  10. Calpis


    PROTIP: Stop using IE. Just stop. I don't know anything about this game, just wanted to give that bit of advice.
  11. I agree with everything The Wingless has said. Hell, I even went to ITT Technical Institute for an Associate's Degree in Multimedia. The school was shit, 9 out of 10 teachers didn't know what the hell they're doing, and the textbooks were laughable. Through my own fault (financial aid issues) I still haven't received the degree even though I finished and passed every class. Even so, since we graduated (yeah I even went to graduation), I've gotten better jobs than 95% of my old classmates in the same field that we studied. This is because I built up a decent portfolio, presented it nicely, and actually give a shit about advancing my career. Sure, I took a shitty job for about a year but it's still nicer than the jobs the other guys were getting. Most of my classmates assumed that as soon as they got a degree, a great job would just jump on their lap, but of course that didn't happen. IMHO the key to getting a good job is being willing enough to spend some of your own free time to build your skills and career.
  12. My wife and I took a trip there last summer, and we really didn't know what to do so we just pretty much wandered around. We went to Japan Town for a while, Fisherman's Wharf, Japanese Tea Gardens, Ashbury Haight, Alcatraz (plan to use up about 3 hours there), and general goofing off around Downtown. If you've never been to a Chinatown, then that's another place you can go to but honestly once you've seen one and aren't really interested in Chinese food or trinkets, then it's IMO it's not that great. Sorry though, I don't know too much about underground places in San Fran though.
  13. Again, it depends on the games. After a two second Google search, you can use http://store.gametradecentral.com/index.html or http://www.gamepriceguide.net/?gclid=CNvmgsTs-ZQCFRTkbgodYQcjqQ to find some standardized used game prices
  14. Dark Elf kicked my ass. Every character except Cecil got killed in like 2 hits. I beat him by Cecil constantly curing himself with Hi Potions and relying on counter to hit him.
  15. This game feels like it was made by a guy who uses button types and pre-built components (handy for quick things but not for making a game, much less a fighting game) and made the entire thing by reading several "Here's how to make a simple Flash game" tutorials. That was so terrible that I actually feel much better about my game programming abilities after playing it. I've been working on a sidescrolling game engine in Flash and am at the part of fine tuning the hit detection. It's kind of tedious but playing a game where they didn't do that just gives me even more fuel to perfect all my classes and methods.
  16. I'm convinced this ending's inspiration came from Lupin the 3rd. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiJevKgOcqM&feature=related
  17. Is it just me or did it seem like they were trying too hard to convince everyone (or themselves) that the new WiiMotion thing is a really fun thing? It seems like it could open some more opportunities for better Wii games, but it just seemed like they themselves weren't even having that much fun showing it? This as opposed to bringing out a product that needs no convincing and the audience understands how fun it is just by watching. Back when it first was announced, I thought the Wii was gonna be like the next level in gaming and that playing with gamepads would feel caveman-ish in comparison but now It feels like they're taking a step back in gaming. I am excited for Animal Crossing, but really nothing else though. Edited for clarification and spelling
  18. I truly feel sad about this. A friend of mine was actually working with him on a potential game soundtrack. I heard some potential tracks and they sounded awesome. Even if the game may never see the light of day* the music was still incredible. I hope you can recover man. EDIT: *Not to say that I know or don't know about the project's future or even present, just that he's a really talented guy.
  19. That's very true. My brother (28 years old) works with a bunch of 16-20 year old gamers and while they all know the current games and trends, he mentioned this Chrono Trigger remake and none of them knew what he was talking about.
  20. I agree that it's annoying, but a better looking system with a brighter and clearer screen wins in my book. I still hate the DS Lite's speakers though. Too weak. Even in my home with the TV on at a lower than moderate volume it's hard to hear the DS Lite's speakers at maximum volume. Especially when playing a GBA game.
  21. I don't care that it's just a port. My big selling point is that I can play it on a portable system without having to hack a PSP or DS. I mostly don't play my portables at home (except for the occasional Planet Puzzle League while the wife is watching TV). Anyway, this is awesome news. I just hope that the sound will be emulated properly. Some parts in FFVI Advance had me cringing. But of course they'll be using the DS's sound chip as opposed to the GBA's sound chip so hopefully there's nothing to worry about regarding that.
  22. Bible Adventures and Flashback for the SNES is just hilarious to me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FB9lddQ-fE
  23. I think it has the potential to be a fun game, and I'm usually totally against inappropriate game genre cross-overs and whoring out franchises. I just hope that the fighting engine is NOTHING like Soul Caliber's. I hate playing those games.
  24. I completely agree. Before I bought an HDTV, I didn't give a shit about it and just thought it was something that either early adopters or rich(er) people cared about and didn't make too much difference in the long run, but now that I have an HDTV, SDTV just looks fuzzy and hard to watch. Especially Comedy Central. On top of it being SD, they have some video compression going on that makes this annoying ghosting effect that makes it almost unbearable to watch. Anyone else get that? Maybe it's just Comcast (although I doubt it) On topic, I'm not surprised they lost so much money. Even if I have been contemplating buying a PS3 lately, I'm not paying $500+ for it. I've been trying to find a deal on Ebay, but it seems competition for those are pretty heated.
  25. I think the game at the top of my list for this is definitely Super Metroid. The controls were just about perfect and there are many ways to play through it. I still haven't decided which route is the fastest. So far my shortest time is 48 minutes with something like 95%. Another reason it's got great replayability is the slight luck factor. I also like to replay Zelda: A Link to the Past, MegaMan 3, X and X4, Castlevania SOTN, Castlevania IV, Jet Set Radio (Dreamcast), and Final Fantasy VI (I know it can't be done in a day...or can it?) EDIT: Forgot to mention The Legend of the Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (N64). Probably been through that around 15 times now.
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