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Never played Bangai-O before. From what I've read, it's been on the N64 and Dreamcast. I think it has a cult following or something.

Anyways, it's coming out on DS

trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDbdllvdvfw

That video makes me want this game badly.

Oh shi-

Bangai-O was goddamn brilliant. Basically, a staple-your-nuts-to-the-wall action shooter where you had a death machine capable of two different attack forms (I believe one shot faster, the other ricocheted off walls) and an infinite-use special attack. The catch to the special? It varied in power based on how many bullets there were on screen and how close they were to hitting you. Use it with nothing on screen and a piddly two missiles pop out. Use it when there are 30 bullets less than 4 pixels from you and it unleashes a 300-volley cascade of death to clear the screen.

Couple that with the ability to fly in 8 directions while shooting independent of your movement, tons of enemies on every level, and enough zaniness to make Excel Saga look like a soap opera and you have BANGAI-O!!

Do want.

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I have come to the realization that there are too many DS games coming out in the next few months to afford. Is anyone interested in buying everything I own but my DS?

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Nah. I'll download movies because most of them aren't worth paying to see. I'll download music because most of the stuff I like isn't sold in stores. I'll download a comic book if I hear it's good (like that Metropolitan one).

But games? No. Nintendo gets my money because they make stuff I like.

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Nah. I'll download movies because most of them aren't worth paying to see. I'll download music because most of the stuff I like isn't sold in stores. I'll download a comic book if I hear it's good (like that Metropolitan one).

But games? No. Nintendo gets my money because they make stuff I like.

Oh God, the hypocrisy of it all. For me, I pirate what I can get. DS games are so fucking easy to pirate it's amazing.

Also, a lot of movies and music nowadays are worth the purchase on principle because a lot of them come from indy labels and have really good backstories on them. Also, if you're even remotely interested, then 'obtain' it, then that means you at least like it on some level. Then again, I pirate what I can get anyway. Thank god for flash drives for Nintendo handhelds.

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Oh God, the hypocrisy of it all. For me, I pirate what I can get. DS games are so fucking easy to pirate it's amazing.

Also, a lot of movies and music nowadays are worth the purchase on principle because a lot of them come from indy labels and have really good backstories on them. Also, if you're even remotely interested, then 'obtain' it, then that means you at least like it on some level. Then again, I pirate what I can get anyway. Thank god for flash drives for Nintendo handhelds.

I don't download many. I'd estimate about... ten movies this year? Maybe a dozen? And of those, only about three came out in theaters here. The rest where from overseas and never saw any kind of release here, even DVD. Of those three, only one I liked (28 Weeks Later, of which I bought the DVD). The other two weren't worth shit. I haven't bothered with any more Hollywood stuff since summer. I'm pretty much done with getting Hollywood movies now. I might go see something in theaters, but only if it's cheap seats or someone else is paying (like when we went to go see Resident Evil 3. The tickets were given to us).

As for music, they don't sell the stuff I want in local stores. I've gone online and looked up sites to order it. It's either "I've never heard of that,", or "we don't ship to Canada" The US, sure. But for some reason, Canada isn't a place they can ship to. How fucked up is that?

That leaves games. I can get games here. There's a wide variety and they are decently priced. I know what kinds of stuff I like, and I know that I can expect more or less what I want from them. Why shouldn't I buy the stuff that is easily obtainable and download the stuff that is fucking impossible to get at all?

How is that hypocrisy?

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I guess it makes more sense for foreign, as in Canadian, markets. Over here, there's just an overabundance of good movies and music and they're always accessible. I watch mostly non-Hollywood stuff too and forget about the music which is mostly foreign and obscure at that. For the Hollywood stuff, it is annoying to go to theaters where kids always yell "THAT IS GAYYYY~~~" all the time.

My ratio of buying them is about the same given that they are convenient to get or have some goodies attached (again, the only reason to even buy discs for me is to get the extras). With games, especially the short types that are worth a whim (typically most DS games), it's just easy to download for those I'm going to burn through and never play again. I still have like 25 DS games so that's not saying too much.

Maybe it's just me, because I have a high tolerance of media types, more so than usual. So much so that I pretty much pirate out of principle because I can't possibly buy everything I'm interested in.

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On the subtopic of pirating, most of the stuff coming out these days isn't worth the money I pay for it unless I'm doing it with friends. That being said, don't waste your money on Resident Evil: Extinction unless you're going with friends like I did. :P

There's a ton of DS games going to be coming out. There are some Japan-only titles I want too, like Super Robot Wars W, but damn does Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword look interesting. The control scheme is enough to make me want to give it a shot. If you haven't heard anything about it:

http://kotaku.com/gaming/ds/ninja-gaiden-dragon-sword-ds-impressions-302661.php

Seems pretty fun to me. Other than that, there's nothing I'm extremely excited about yet. Maybe the new Phoenix Wright in October, and Front Mission really piques my interest, because the DS needs more giant robot fighting. The pre-Christmas releases will be nuts for a lot of people to pick up. x_x

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So I lost my DS today.

With Supercard DS-ONE in Slot 1 and Supercard MiniSD in Slot 2. :cry:

I had it in my bag as I was going to work this morning, but carelessly left the bag in a store. I later recovered the bag, but the DS was gone...

I guess there's nothing I can do now but pick up the pieces... I remember a few pages back someone was selling their old DS; do they still have it?

Edit: I'll be going back to the store tomorrow morning in case some employee took it, but... well I'm not getting my hopes up.

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I remember the week I lost my DS. My neice and nephew were visiting, and I quickly realized that my then five year old nephew was both a packrat and a habitual liar. He grabbed stuff from all over the house and hoarded it in his bed. By the time he'd left, my DS was nowhere to be found (he was playing with it quite often, even erased my New Super Mario Bros file (I was on world 8...world phucking 8!!)

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You beat him later, right? Or at least, told his parents that he might have accidentally packed it up with his stuff when he left, right?

And then beat him. Right?

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You beat him later, right? Or at least, told his parents that he might have accidentally packed it up with his stuff when he left, right?

And then beat him. Right?

lol. I had a good mind to, but...no. The little guy is family and I'd never hurt him.

Just don't think it didn't cross my mind ~_~

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That's kind of how I lost my GBA with the two golden sun games on 100%. Some cousins came to visit, stayed for a few days, and then left, presumably with it. I still haven't seen hide nor hair of it since.

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Ugh. I'd destroy them -- especially for losing my GS games. Speaking of which, is GS: TLA the longest portable RPG ever created? Random trivia going through my head, I guess.

Only if you forgot to grab the tremor gem. Actually FF Tactics I remember took a few months of my life. That was a bit more than GS.

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You ought to thank them for losing such crappy games. Don't you have any taste?

Dude, you're welcome to have your own tastes, but that's a little harsh.

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Harsh nothing. I defy you to explain how Golden Sun's good points overcome its obvious, enormous flaws.

You're missing the point. I'm not arguing that the game has no flaws. I'm arguing that even though you don't like it, someone who does like it doesn't necessarily have bad taste. It's especially arrogant to say BK should be glad someone stole the games, no matter how bad you thought they were!

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