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#1 Posted by BlackLagoon (1882 posts) -

Now I'm thinking the game of the year skits this year should be fake gritty gaming exposes in the style of the HBO Vice show.

Anyway, sad to see him go, and GBEast returning to Vinny and Alex alone in a closet. Really hope they get someone new in place soon.

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#2 Posted by BlackLagoon (1882 posts) -

@rongalaxy: Occasionally I'll add a game to the released list and forget to remove upcoming entry. I actually did notice that Throne was still there pretty recently, but I forgot to remove it while editing the new post. I'll correct that now.

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#3 Posted by BlackLagoon (1882 posts) -

@toowalrus: Yes, Spike Chunsoft wasn't crazy about putting up money and development resources for it. But then Aksys apparently stepped in and they worked out some deal where it is being developed by a new developer (keeping the director/writer and composer from the previous games).

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#5 Posted by BlackLagoon (1882 posts) -

@grapesoda: Yeah, exactly what I was thinking. Admittedly, having the "party" deteriorate to the point where even Dan was struggling was... interesting, but I don't think anyone could handle another 5 hours of that. More random bullshit was definitively needed.

Also the 8 player option is interesting, I keep hoping there's a chance they'll manage to get Danny and/or Mary roped into the next disaster. Feels like it's been a while since we've seen much of those two.

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#7 Posted by BlackLagoon (1882 posts) -

I'm all in anticipating MegaTagmension, Ray Gigant, Neverending Nightmares, and The Last Blade 2.

The Stranger of Sword City news is odd, especially since so far it's been reported that only owners of digital copies will be able to pay a reduced price for the upgraded version. Not sure if it's just something lost in translation or an actual technical limitation, but that'd be a bummer if physical owners are left out in the cold. Then again, who knows if NISA is going to bring it over here in the first place, so maybe I should just stop fretting and enjoy what so far seems to be a pretty good gridder.

Anyway, as always, good post. I'll be playing Stranger of Sword City, Trails of Cold Steel, Axiom Verge, and maybe finally finishing Ultra Despair Girls as the month's games roll in.

It sounds like the new version of Stranger was made as a "new", separate game, so for the PSN version they can just give a discount to everyone who owns the original, while for the retail version they'd have to turn it into DLC which would probably be a fair bit of extra work for a small company like Experience. And who knows if it will even come over.

Anyway, I'm trying to focus on one Vita game at a time, so currently I just got back into Dungeon Travelers 2 after finally beating that nasty Siren boss. Feel bad about putting Stranger on the back burner, but now with the enhanced version part of me wants to wait and see. Good luck finishing Ultra Despair Girls, the ending is quite interesting - I actually went for the Platinum in that game, and it was thankfully much less grindy than Danganronpa 2.

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I wonder when Europe is going to get Leifthrasir? I've been wanting to play Odin Sphere for awhile but it's only been on US PSN. I know I could just buy points and make another account but i'd rather not deal with the hassle.

Normally I'd say just wait a few months... But with the recent news that Atlus and NIS America have ended their publishing partnership, we could be headed towards dark times when it comes to Atlus in Europe. They have self-published some titles on EU PSN before at least, and we might see other European publishers like Zen United, Ghostlight or pQube pick up the slack. But the days where we can reliably expect Atlus titles to cross the Atlantic within 1-2 months of the US release are probably over.

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#9 Posted by BlackLagoon (1882 posts) -

@flippyandnod said:

No, that's silly. PC means Windows.

Not quite, before 96-97 it generally meant DOS.

Anyway, it's named PC because originally there were no Linux and Mac pages on the site and PC was meant to cover them all. Then Steam added support for the latter two and I guess Jeff decided they were now significant enough to warrant their own pages. At that point PC should probably have been split into DOS and Windows for consistency's sake, but it wasn't so here we are.

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#10 Posted by BlackLagoon (1882 posts) -