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2:51 AM on 08.21.2015

It's 3: 51 AM as I post this I just spent the last 3 and half hours wiki-walking on TV Tropes HELPMEPLEASOHGODNONOTTHEYMMVTABS #Friendshipismagic #PraisebetoourlordMattDamon #DownwiththefalseprohetMachoManRandySavage

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6:52 AM on 08.18.2015

R.I.P. Bataman.

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7:22 AM on 08.17.2015

So FF XIV let me buy what is essentially a G-String for my main dude during their summer event. Time to go dancing in the marketplace. #Codpiece #DeezNuts #Alsococks

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12:36 AM on 08.15.2015

I wanna be the very best Like no one ever was To quickpost is my real Quest To get Faps is my cauuuuuuuse!

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11:43 AM on 08.13.2015

If one quickposts while dropping a deuce, is one shitposting?

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10:27 AM on 08.11.2015

My Sexy Fun Time in FFXIV!: Summer edition [img]http://i.imgur.com/LsoeevI.jpg[/img]

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12:04 AM on 08.10.2015

Re: Breaking Bad is my favorite Japanese anime.

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1:44 AM on 10.13.2014

Ending on a high note: My all time favorite game credits.

Some games you just don't ever want to see end. These ones at least do it with style.

I have a confession to make: I rarely finish videogames nowadays. That being said, when I do beat a game for the first time there's no feeling quite like kicking back and watching the credits roll. Of course, not all credits are created equally. Some are bland, forgettable afterthoughs. Some games  just stick the credits on the main menu and that's that.

These are not those games. These next few games contain some of my all time favorite credit sequences, in no particular order. Also, as these are ending credits, SPOILER WARNINGS. None of these are new games per say, but most of them are fairly story heavy games. That being said, enjoy!

Persona 3

I'll admit, I'm still torn between this one and Persona 4's ending. They're both great, really. Beating either game takes quite a while and both games end thing on a happy, yet bittersweet note as both in and out of the game, you are parting with friends you just spent the last in game year (or 40+ real life hours) with. It feels like one last big send-off, flashing back through the year's events. And what a send-off both of these are. I personally give the edge to P3 on this one. Anyone who played through it to completion probably knows why. Dat rooftop finale...

MadWorld

Good old MadWorld. Not content to let its color commentators just describe your every action, Kreese and Howard send the game off with one last hurrah! ... By shitting all over the senior dev team. Brilliant. Oh, and the song during the rest of the credits is pretty kick ass, too.

Super Mario RPG

Now this one takes me back... Nintendo was rather fond showing off all of its characters in its credits back in the SNES days. But the parade here just takes the cake. Also, it's lead by Luigi. Who shows up right the fuck out of nowhere after not being there the entire game!!! Where the hell were you when I was kicking Smithy's ass, Luigi?!?

Portal

Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm being obvious. But you know what? I don't care. This song was, is and always will be a masterpiece. Also, a bit creepy. It was also a perfect way to end Portal. Just... just ignore the Blck Mesa reference. It was funny back then. Now it's just... dammit Valve!

Metal Gear Solid 3

This one is pretty plain, from a visual perspective. The song, though? Perfect fit. I shit you not, this may be the single best ending theme to a game I've ever heard. After the climactic last battle, and knowing what takes place in the franchise's future, this song just feels right. Also not included in the video above, everyone's favourite chronic backstabber makes a few phone calls just after the credits roll, bringing back some awesome MGS memories back into my mind. Oh, and apparantly Kojima lso wanted to have two Bowie songs for the end credits. "Space Odyssey" and "Ashes to Ashes. Quit hogging the awesome, man!

And that's that. What about you? What games had credits that left their mark on you? Share them in the comments or even a blog if you feel up to it!

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11:10 PM on 09.28.2014

Calling Dibs on Robin...

...'s waifus. Yup. All of them. For both genders. Even Frederick. Espescially Frederick.   Deal with it.

 

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2:04 AM on 07.20.2014

PS4 first impressions.

I bought a PS4 last week-end. Not quite sure why, really. I'd been telling myself I'd wait until the holidays, maybe grab a sweet deal. I think what made me do it was being on vacation last week and having all my initial plans to go traveling fall apart. That left me with way too much free time on my hands and a good part of my travel budget freed up and just begging to be used.

And use it I did.

What I got:
-PS4
-Lego Marvel Superheroes
-Killzone
-Watch Dogs
-Strider and Towerfall came free with my pre-existing PS+ status.
-I also downloaded Warframe and got me some Destiny Beta Codes


So, a full week later, how do I feel about the damn thing? Let's go over the hardware, the interface and the games, shall we?




First off, I love the design of the system. I wish it were a bit slimmer (I give Sony 3 years  or less before that actually happens, just you watch), or came with some kind vertical stand included. I don't have all that much shelf space in my living room TV set-up! I do like the light on top of the system, and it runs quieter than I expected.

I should also mention that I love the Dualshock 4. Gone are the poorly designed shoulder triggers of the DS3, the thumbsticks are fantastic and on the whle, I find the controller very comfortable. The track pad is a bit weird at first, but you quickly get used to it. I have yet to find any practical use for it in a game though, and navigating the browser or keyboard with it is something I gave up on after 5 minutes, but I imagine it'll come into it's own with time. The weirdest thing to me was that START and SELECT are gone. As someone who's been playing console games since the NES, that was really, really  weird at first. In it's place are the options button, which basically works like START/SELECT in most games and an option (madness, I say)button while in system menus and the SHARE button. I don't know what  exactly the share button does, honestly. Because I'm greedy and selfish and don't like to share. The SHARE button is a communist and should be banned from--- where was I? Oh right. The Dualshock 4's a pretty cool guy, I guess.


The interface is a much more mixed bag for me. On the plus side, all the PS4 menus and the Playstation Store now run quickly and smoothly. The downside? The PS4 menu's a mess. No, mess is too kind. It's a clusterfuck. The main bar is whatever app game or video you've used lately. Not so bad now when I have 5 or so games, Netlflix and Crunchyroll. But anyone who likes to keep a large library of games is going to be raging
when looking for something they haven't played in a while. The download progress page? It's notifications. Why? Because fuck you. Want to turn off auto cloud-syncing of save data without disabling all auto update? Hope you like searching Google and support forums (PS : That particular option is buried away here : Settings > Application Data Managment > Saved Data in System Storage > Upload to Online Storage > Press "Options" Button on controller and there you will see the Auto-Upload options. Then you can go through every game, one by one, and disable cloud storage if you don't want it on certain or any games. And cloud-saving is on by default.  So get familiar on how to get here whenever you buy a new game and want to turn off cloud saves.) Couldn't they just have made a faster, smoother XMB? I mean XMB's never been perfect, but even my technophobe mother could use and navigate a PS3 menu and find the Video and Streaming section easily amongst the games and other shit XMB had (LOL Photos who ever used that?)

As for the games, they look great! No really, Killzone was a joy for the eyes, Watch Dogs was pleasant too look at, despite the downgrade (I don't have a top notch PC anymore so while I can run the game on my PC, it stands somewhere between the PS3 and PS4 in performance on these types of games) and things like Lego Marvel and Strider run really, really well. The graphical leap so far hasn't been as big a jaw-dropper as past generation leaps, but these are by no means ugly games. Oh, and that Destiny Beta? Gorgeous!  Here's hoping that in the coming year, we get more and more games built from the ground up for the PS4, especially more exclusives (same could be said for the Xbox One on what is about to follow, btw) since this gen, for all the silly resolution and framerate wars, we see for the first time a major power gap at launch between the new consoles, which will remain largely unchanged for the next 5-8 years if last gen was any indication, and PC's, which are getting cheaper and stronger at an insane rate and already have the PS4 and Bone left in the dust.
My biggest complaint for the games? $69.99 MSRP for new AAA releases. That's bullshit when considering how a lot of those games this gen are also going for micro-transactions.

So far, I'd say I'm pretty happy with my PS4. Would I say actually say it's worth the $400 (Actually $450/$500 with sales taxes in Canada FML) ? It will be. If you're after an instant backlog at a better price, I'd say The Wii U is probably a better choice right now. If what you're looking for is a machine to play all upcoming third party games and Sony's slow to release but often excellent first party games, then yes, it's worth the price. Especially if you don't have a gaming PC

Not that I would blame you for waiting a bit.

Oh and you guys, Last Guardian will totally come out this gen, I swear!*Snickers*   read


6:19 PM on 01.13.2014

True Truths about WiiU development (4 Reals)




Welcome, fellow Dtoiders!


It has recently come to my attention that many rumors are flying around about the WiiU. "It's got too many development issues" said one anonymous source to Eurogamer and Digital Foundry, hiding in the shadows like the cowards they indubitably are. "That's a load of gopher testicles" replied others. But no one even knows who they are , (Renagade Kid? Never heard of them!) let alone if they're trustworthy.

And, as it is known to do, the internet caught fire as people the world over started arguing over who was right, and who was wrong. Friendships were ruined, long-standing alliances were shattered and families were torn asunder.

So who is right? The answer: NO ONE.
They're all wrong. It astounds me that, even a year after launch, no devs have truly figured out the secret of the Wii U, nay, all current Nintendo systems! Thankfully, after fighting off Nintendo's private army of corporate Ninjas, I can take a few minutes to reveal their dirty little secrets.

It's simple, really. Most devs make the mistake of assuming the WiiU's (Indeed, any recent nintendo system's) power stems from terraflops and CPUs and GPUs and RAM like any other system.

Lies. A smokescreen. If you believe that, you may as well believe EA when they say SimCity runs off  the internet and could never work offline.

But enough about EA, let us end this silly masquerade! Let us sample the secret sauce!
Here is Nintendo's dirty little secret, and here is where the lies end!




Yes. YEEEEESSSSSS!!!!

These little bastards are what makes the WiiU tick. I know it sounds crazy, but I have proof! Nintendo kept their  secret well, but a blind spot exists where you can see the Pikmin at work:




It all makes sense now why 3rd party devs can't get the most out of the system! Pikmin run the whole show! And ask anyone who's ever played a Pikmin game befeore, and they will tell you: Pikmin are retarded as all hell. The daft bastards can't even follow me across a bridge in Pikmin 3 without falling into water and drowning, imagine trying to function as an organic, hive-mind computer! No wonder those clueless devs manage to fuck up their ports so often!

And yes, this means you  have Pikmin 3 running on your Pikmin




As for why Nintendo can get such good results from the system, there is an even darker secret behind that.

The Pikmin? Slaves. Every single one of them.

"How is this possible?" you might ask. Easy. Their leader sold them out. Went corporate. Betrayed his own people. They know him as the Alpha Pikmin.

We know  him as...


...Reggie





And there you have it. The truth. The entire, filthy, sickening truth. And the next time you hear a dev bitch and moan about how the WiiU isn't up to snuff, just remember.
Those Pikmin died for your gaming pleasure. You monster.

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10:03 AM on 12.31.2013

The best 8 games of the last 8 years: Number BEST

So here we finally are.
What game gets top honors in my long and overwrought list?


Well here we go.





There you have it. The masterpiece that defined the better part of a decade of gaming.
Now go the fuck home and sleep, you've got an early train to catch tomorrow.


---OK
--->Wait, is this it?

Of course it is. You won! Nothing more to see here, move along. Go get angry at Chris Carter's A Link Between Worlds review again or something.

---Oh all right.
--->Hold on, it feels like we're missing something here.

Like what, your dignity? Sorry to say, you lost that way before I ever met you.
You [s]caught the real killer[/s] figured out my best game of the last 8 years, did you not?

---Fine, Jackass!
--->No, something's off. I'm not leaving until I find the truth!

Well, if you insist. Enough of this lame ass joke, here's my real Best game of the last 8 years.



Did I just put a PS2 game as the top of my list? Holy shit, I did! But what a game it is...

Welcome to Persona 4. A JRPG where you play as a second year high school student that just transferred to a boring town in the countryside after his parents go to work overseas and dump him at his uncle's place for a year.

Then murders start happening, and you quickly get dragged into it. Then things get weird. Turns out you can enter a strange and dangerous world inside the TV and fight the monsters within with a power- you know what? Play the damn game, because I can't do justice to how absurd yet amazing the concept of this game is.

This is a legit thing you can do.

The fighting and dungeon crawling are fun, to be sure. But this game's strongest point is probably that it makes you care. As you get to know the world around you and the people that live in it, you can easily become very attached to it all. Maybe it's the hijinks you and your investigation team friends get up to over the course of the year (King's Game, anyone?), or the time you spent working the graveyard shift at the hospital and getting hit on by one of the Nurses. Or helping a little boy and his step-mom to realize that they both care for each other. Or even just coming home to spend some time with your little cousin and your workaholic detective uncle.



When the game ends and your year in Inaba is over, (assuming of course you got one of the good endings) you'll be left wondering where the year ( and 70 odd hours of real life time) went by. Not many stories can end in such a way and yet feel both satisfying and bittersweet but P4 manages it because ,again, it strives (and succeeds) from the very beginning to make you care about what happens.

And if you have a Vita, play The Golden edition of it. I don't usually recommend remakes over originals, but the things added to the Vita version really make it the definitive version to own here. Also, Atlus deserves your money. They really hit it out of the park with this one.


Obligatory


Oh, and P4 arena's getting a sequel?
Persona Q :shadow of the labyrinth is a thing that actually exists?
PERSONA 5 IS ONE YEAR AWAY FROM RELEASE???

Oh shit, let's keep this party rolling!
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