• 134 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
#51 Posted by happymeowmeow (205 posts) -

@rubzo said:

Shut up and Jam reminds me of my misspent youth with RPG Maker. I remember some real gems being made with the tool, perhaps I should try and root them out...

Someone made a thread on NeoGaf about RPG Maker gems. I particularly liked Off. Very surreal puzzle/rpg by this French guy with a lot of Earthbound/Mother undertones.

#52 Posted by Victor018 (179 posts) -
#53 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@mdnthrvst: lol you think katawa shoujo has good writing

#54 Posted by probablytuna (3664 posts) -

Can't wait for new Anamanaguchi music!

#55 Edited by mdnthrvst (266 posts) -

@Animasta: Yes, it's good, but I will concede only good. It's not great, and there are certainly better arcs than others - Hanako's emotional climax is muddled, the protagonist has way too many soliloquies in Lilly's route, and Shizune's route is just fucking boring - but glaring syntactical errors weren't being shoved in my face while the creators asked for my money.

#56 Posted by MiniPato (2741 posts) -
#57 Posted by RetroVirus (1472 posts) -

For Persona fans:

And if anybody else watched G Gundam in the 90's:

#58 Posted by AssInAss (2648 posts) -

That Shigero Miyamoto comment is gold!

I'd have to slightly disagree that IGF has no effect on sales, I just checked out Kentucky Route Zero because of Patrick mentioning it in the last Worth Reading.

#59 Posted by Hadoken101 (780 posts) -

My personal favourite Slam:

#60 Edited by SagaciousJones (143 posts) -

@beard_of_zeus said:

What is the joke in Shut Up and Jam related to this?

Just that it was one of the boss fight themes.

Keep in mind, it's a complex reference wrapped up in the time period and some of the game's other jokes.

This was 2007, right in a big transitional time for JRPGs. Given the complete dearth of any PS3 JRPGs and the major hype Mistwalker was receiving, many JRPG fans were being persuaded to jump ship from Sony to the 360, which fans were claiming to be the new home of the genre. FFXIII loomed on the distant horizon (still a PS3 exclusive) and a lot of the internet console wars were waged over which console would inherit the JRPG crown. Well, all they got was Enchanted Arms and Blue Dragon, both of which were goddamn terrible. In some ways, this song is a reminder of just how bad the whole time period was. And then, in the middle of all this, people play Barkley, a parody of bad JRPG cliches, and that fucking song comes up.

Those pump rants at the save points are from actual forum posts about the superiority of JRPGs, very intentionally included in the game not just because of their hilarity, but because of their relevance to the game's underlying message. Shut Up and Jam's writing and jokes stand on their own for entertainment, but the game is also a brilliant commentary on JRPGs set against the context of the time period it was released.

#61 Posted by MiniPato (2741 posts) -

Because the comments section here is now a collation of Slam remixes.

#62 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1686 posts) -

@SagaciousJones said:

@beard_of_zeus said:

What is the joke in Shut Up and Jam related to this?

Just that it was one of the boss fight themes.

Keep in mind, it's a complex reference wrapped up in the time period and some of the game's other jokes.

This was 2007, right in a big transitional time for JRPGs. Given the complete dearth of any PS3 JRPGs and the major hype Mistwalker was receiving, many JRPG fans were being persuaded to jump ship from Sony to the 360, which fans were claiming to be the new home of the genre. FFXIII loomed on the distant horizon (still a PS3 exclusive) and a lot of the internet console wars were waged over which console would inherit the JRPG crown. Well, all they got was Enchanted Arms and Blue Dragon, both of which were goddamn terrible. In some ways, this song is a reminder of just how bad the whole time period was. And then, in the middle of all this, people play Barkley, a parody of bad JRPG cliches, and that fucking song comes up.

Those pump rants at the save points are from actual forum posts about the superiority of JRPGs, very intentionally included in the game not just because of their hilarity, but because of their relevance to the game's underlying message. Shut Up and Jam's writing and jokes stand on their own for entertainment, but the game is also a brilliant commentary on JRPGs set against the context of the time period it was released.

Thanks for your thoughts on this. I think I'm gonna play through Shut Up and Jam, after all the talk about it. I'm glad I know beforehand that that Blue Dragon song is going to show up at some point, otherwise I think I would have lost my miiiiiiind.

#63 Posted by Spiritof (2049 posts) -

I hate Dark Moon Goths.

#64 Posted by EVO (3908 posts) -
@l3reak said:

Wow, that Pooh game. I seriously thought it was a joke game after my first round, and was a bit surprised when I actually hit a ball. Hang in there, it really is possible! Lumpy is a motherfucker, though. Watch the ball's shadow instead of the ball itself, that helps significantly.

Yeah, at first I was like wtf. Then I realised you have to click and hold the mouse.
#65 Posted by Dozeworthy (14 posts) -

@mdnthrvst said:

@Animasta: Yes, it's good, but I will concede only good. It's not great, and there are certainly better arcs than others - Hanako's emotional climax is muddled, the protagonist has way too many soliloquies in Lilly's route, and Shizune's route is just fucking boring - but glaring syntactical errors weren't being shoved in my face while the creators asked for my money.

thanks truckpump

#66 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@radioactivez0r said:

I'm not sure I would assign "talent" to Youtube personalities. They are people that for some reason others find eminently watchable.

Over 2012 I finally got into subscribing to peoples channels and look forward to the next episode like I would with TV shows, if there was a show on TV where a guy played old SNES games I would be all over it, but there isn't and this is why Youtube has replaced my TV watching time dramaticly

#67 Posted by heatDrive88 (2339 posts) -

Hahaha, shit. I loved that video of the Dark Souls stream where he is basically playing it as Castlevania. I would love it if someone just did a Castlevania run in Dark Souls.

#68 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4605 posts) -

Wait, so does Space Jam not have a good reputation among... people? I fucking loved that movie as a kid, dunno why anyone would be apologetic about liking it...

#69 Posted by CornBREDX (5295 posts) -

So that winnie the Pooh game. I am not sure what you guys are talking about... it's not THAT hard. I will admit, they dont make games this complicated anymore, but I've played harder.  
 
Reminds me of most Baseball games on the NES or Atari.

#70 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg said:

Wait, so does Space Jam not have a good reputation among... people? I fucking loved that movie as a kid, dunno why anyone would be apologetic about liking it...

it's not a well made movie.

I like it too, but it's definitely not 'good'.

#71 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4605 posts) -

@Animasta: well, i haven't seen it since... the 90's, so I'll take your word for it.

#72 Posted by ChinaDontCare (111 posts) -

Android console are the android phones of consoles

#73 Posted by SlashDance (1815 posts) -

Gorogora is outstanding. I'm kinda bummed that I didn't wait for the full game now.

#74 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -
#75 Posted by NoelVeiga (1099 posts) -

@ChinaDontCare said:

Android console are the android phones of consoles

Oh, not yet, but we can only hope.

http://kotaku.com/5974836/and-this-is-exactly-why-i-traded-my-iphone-for-a-galaxy-note-ii

I'm actually vaguely hopeful about Shield and these other devices in that they seem like they can bring PC game streaming to non-Smart TVs. If you can get your PC games streamed at sub-frame latencies and 1080p to every screen in your house, including your Android phone, that's a qualitative leap forward. It means my PC can serve games anywhere.

I heard the guys talking about all the technical limitations they feel are in place for this and... honestly, they were overplaying them. There are perfectly good solutions for wifi extension and with the modern standards and the kind of codecs these services are using there is no reason why you can't stream your PC around the house. It's a software problem, not a hardware problem, and those get fixed overnight.

#76 Posted by Cross (51 posts) -

@mdnthrvst: You do know, it's one woman making that game, right? Also, your grammar nazi'ing is absolutely misused here. Grow up.

#77 Posted by Cross (51 posts) -

I'm pleased to see Coming Out on Top getting a mention. Obscura deserves all the coverage she can get for her niche but (I think) important game.

#78 Posted by Smokey_Earhole (474 posts) -

Of course Patrick would link the J.J. Abrams TED talk, no surprise there.

Only thing is, out of the multitudes of genuinely inspirational and thought provoking TEDs, that one has to be one of the worst and most nonsensical of them all. It's glorified PR for his stupid hype machine (what I'm trying to say is...go check out TED, the other TED, it's truly wonderful).

#79 Posted by RaiaNMattO (4 posts) -

Beard door.

#80 Posted by Popogeejo (615 posts) -

Great to see Geop's Dark Souls LP up there and a great choice of episodes as well.

Solid work as per usual, Tricky.

#81 Posted by sevvagon (12 posts) -

yeah,games off holiday..

#82 Posted by Alex_Carrillo (281 posts) -

That Anamanguchi shit. What a loathsome, unremarkable assault to my ears.

Chiptunes, man.

#83 Posted by dropabombonit (1490 posts) -

Great article this week, I have to check Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden now. Also the new anamanaguchi song is boss, can't wait for the new album

#84 Edited by Graham_Nix (102 posts) -

Okay guys, I need your help on three things:

1. How do I approach Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden?

I live and grew up in the Netherlands, and thus have not experienced the 'basketball era' this game seems to be referencing. I know Michael Jordan's name, but that's about it. So, would the game's humor be lost upon me if I would play it? Do I need to watch Space Jam first? Should I even bother with it?

2. Can someone give me some context on that Dark Souls LP? Why is the video remarkable, what am I missing?

3. @mdnthrvst said:

>"The story is a comedy with a touch of romance, lots of drama, and laced with erotic situations."

If this is the caliber of grammar we're working with, no thank you.

I'm not a native English speaker, can someone point out to me what's wrong with this sentence?

Thanks in advance!

#85 Posted by Slab64 (1055 posts) -

@Graham_Nix said:

would the game's humor be lost upon me if I would play it? Do I need to watch Space Jam first? Should I even bother with it?

I would say probably not, but to be honest I haven't played it either, just picked up different bits and pieces from various places over the years, and from Patrick on the podcast. I guess you might appreciate the goofs on JRPGs if you have played a lot of those, or if you have enjoyed any internet memes from the last 10 years (the whole Wilford Brimley/diabeetus thing).

@Graham_Nix said:

2. Can someone give me some context on that Dark Souls LP? Why is the video remarkable, what am I missing?

I couldn't figure that out either.

@Graham_Nix said:

I'm not a native English speaker, can someone point out to me what's wrong with this sentence?

I guess its a subject/verb agreement thing? I don't know, I can rarely tell the exact names of grammar mistakes, I just know when things sound wrong and how to reword them.

#86 Posted by Humanity (9258 posts) -

As shitty as the situation is for anyone else, Ray William Johnson deserves every last horrible thing as he always was a bottom of the barrel carrion feeding TMZ type that rose to fame on the shoulders of others.

#87 Posted by algertman (852 posts) -

Polygon is everything that is wrong with the gaming press.

#88 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2009 posts) -

@Graham_Nix said:

1. How do I approach Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden?

I live and grew up in the Netherlands, and thus have not experienced the 'basketball era' this game seems to be referencing. I know Michael Jordan's name, but that's about it. So, would the game's humor be lost upon me if I would play it? Do I need to watch Space Jam first? Should I even bother with it?

I think the game relies more upon general internet humor - the NeoGAF poster as the save point, all of the JRPG jokes, the goofy status effects et cetera. The backbone of the game is Space Jam and American basketball, and as someone with decent knowledge of both it's fucking hysterical, but the humor in general isn't 100% "b-ball" all the time. That might not strike you in particular, but watching Space Jam isn't a huge endeavor in the Netherlands is it? It's two hours to understand the majority of the references in the game, and you get to watch a totally bizarre movie.

Also, the game actually pulls off some "emotional" parts better than it has any right to.

#89 Posted by RedCricketChase (444 posts) -

Just backed the gay dating sim on Kickstarter. Thanks for the heads-up, Tricky! :D

#90 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Wow, I really disliked that Anamanaguchi song. Here is a superior song featuring cats:

#91 Edited by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

As a fan of both games, I bet you'll appreciate this one, Patrick.

#92 Posted by Graham_Nix (102 posts) -

@Slab64 said:

snip

@SirOptimusPrime said:

snap

#93 Posted by Zrais (144 posts) -

Great article. That IGF rant was awesome.

#94 Edited by Lurkero (399 posts) -

When I was a kid that Winnie the Pooh game would have soaked up hours. Now I'm out after the 4th round cause I know it will only get worse.

I was ignoring the Barkley Gaiden stuff because I thought there wasn't much too it, but now that it's been mentioned so many times I decided to check it out and the trailer leaves a decent impression. I'm still glad that small dev teams are able to put out endearing titles when there is a glut of big budget games that often seem to converge on the same themes and mechanics without having that extra bit of heart to them that can make them special.

You could not avoid Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Vince Carter, and everyone others.

C'mon, Patrick, that would have been an easy one to fix before publishing the article. I usually don't even care about that stuff but that one hit me in the face.

#95 Edited by Carousel (418 posts) -
#96 Posted by PrimalHorse (75 posts) -

I'll fund the planescape game on the caveat that they tell me nothing until its released, I'd love to go into a world like planescape torment again and be utterly enthralled, confused and amazined.

Good finds tricky!

Also Singing in the rain remix. All day today, thank you.

#97 Posted by rentfn (1280 posts) -

@SlashDance: How far did you get in the game?? Does it tell you when the demo is over?? Or am I just stuck??

#98 Posted by Robaota (145 posts) -

@rubzo said:

@Robaota: it wasn't Kindred Saga was it? http://clanhot.org/forums/showthread.php?tid=184

It absolutely was. It was fantastic, and so are you!

It is an absolute shame that it wasn't completed as it in many ways it came across as a pretty professional product.

Thanks for this! You are great! Superb! Wonderful! Now just to play it...

#99 Posted by darkcargio (72 posts) -

Patrick these TED videos are amazing, also good read.

#100 Posted by KaneRobot (1614 posts) -

@algertman said:

Polygon is everything that is wrong with the gaming press.

You spelled Kotaku wrong.