You down with NGP? | SSC #5

 

 
[ The high five is a celebratory hand gesture that occurs when two people simultaneously raise one hand, about head high, and push, slide or slap the flat of their palm and hand against the palm and flat hand of their partner. The gesture is often preceded verbally by the phrase "Give me five" or "High five" . ]

    

                        
There's a strange, delusional confidence that Sony always seems to have with their gaming products. From being “Not (Red)E” to creepy babies, it (for me anyway) feels uncomfortably out of touch. They make a big expensive product and go for the least likely demographic. But I don't know... do they know what they're going for? Let's say a group of children are all playing Red Rover outside. Then the ice-cream man rolls around selling his product. All the children gather around wanting a cone, but the ice-cream man decides he's only going to sell to the cool kids. And what does that mean? Maybe one or two of the children get to have some ice-cream but that's only because they're rich. Sure the other children are all pouty at first but then they realize that they already have better ice-cream at home. And the Man's ice-cream was probably laced with (Red)E. (I'm trying to draw parallels to the concept video, IS IT WORKING?) 
 
I want to get excited about the NGP. So much so, that I recently podcasted about it with 7 other people. They have from now till E3 to get me excited, but the 3DS already won my heart so I guess they shouldn't even try? Either way, I'm sitting here thinking about it, and I really have no need for 3G.
 
Now I'm going to try and Segue into Lunchboxes. 
 
LUNCHBOXES YOU SAY? In the chat, there were a lot of strange tangents popping up, and one of them had to deal with lunchboxes. Sleepy Insomniac mentioned his game related ones. Upon hearing ' Fallout Lunchbox' I exclaimed That I had one too, and proceeded to tell him I was even saving up bottle caps for whenever the apocalypse decides to happen:  

There are 90 bottle caps. I think I can get more than enough stimpaks with this at least. 

 
So what were we playing this weekend kids? I'm Still on the Dragon Quest IX as expected, I haven't been able to put it down for the past couple of weeks, and it continues to be the same thing it was when I first mentioned it. One of the neat things I guess, is that I finally got access to this Wifi Enabled store for the game. Which going to it, gives me access to rare items, new quests and Special Guests popping up and hanging out in their own rooms at the Inn, in Stornway (Quester's Rest, I think it's called). I assume all these characters are from previous Dragon Quests, but I only recognize Torneko, Angelo and King Trode.
 
What do they do? Share a bit of dialogue and give you some clothing, which doesn't sound like much but they're pretty stylish and high in defense so I feel like I don't have to worry too much about buying some equipment for a while. ALL MY PARTY MEMEBERS LOOK SO PRETTY.
 

Bullet pointz

  • Weeks, away and MvC3 is about to pop it's head in, are you excited? I'm excited! Hell, even my girlfriend is excited! Does she play fighting games? I don't know, but that's pretty awesome.
  • I'm curious for myself and would want to make a list, about which games are the ones you can't really consider to be beaten. You know what I'm talking about? Puzzle games, Board games, most fighting games I guess, Harvest moon? If you want you can help me out and drop a suggestion of a game you think is something that can't really be 'beat'.
  • PS3 dead, I'm at a loss every time I turn on the 360, because I know games I'd rather be playing right now.
  • Srsly you guys, Tetrisfriends.com
  • I'm gonna just throw this out here. Say, you have a building, and in this building is a large company of people that are really into this product that they have, they cherish it, embrace it, maybe even go a little too far with it. Ok, but then over time, People get apathetic an loose interest in said product without really knowing any way to revitalize it. Then every once in a while, you get the guy that thinks things need to be done, so he goes home, grabs his soap box and sets it up outside the building... maybe even across the street. He just starts complaining and complaining. The only problem is, the people in the building can't hear him and have no idea what he's talking about, but the people outside get 'it' even less and are under the impression that they don't want to have anything to do with whatever is going on in that building. You see what I'm saying? (Passive aggressive enough?)  
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Posted by bonbolapti

 

 
[ The high five is a celebratory hand gesture that occurs when two people simultaneously raise one hand, about head high, and push, slide or slap the flat of their palm and hand against the palm and flat hand of their partner. The gesture is often preceded verbally by the phrase "Give me five" or "High five" . ]

    

                        
There's a strange, delusional confidence that Sony always seems to have with their gaming products. From being “Not (Red)E” to creepy babies, it (for me anyway) feels uncomfortably out of touch. They make a big expensive product and go for the least likely demographic. But I don't know... do they know what they're going for? Let's say a group of children are all playing Red Rover outside. Then the ice-cream man rolls around selling his product. All the children gather around wanting a cone, but the ice-cream man decides he's only going to sell to the cool kids. And what does that mean? Maybe one or two of the children get to have some ice-cream but that's only because they're rich. Sure the other children are all pouty at first but then they realize that they already have better ice-cream at home. And the Man's ice-cream was probably laced with (Red)E. (I'm trying to draw parallels to the concept video, IS IT WORKING?) 
 
I want to get excited about the NGP. So much so, that I recently podcasted about it with 7 other people. They have from now till E3 to get me excited, but the 3DS already won my heart so I guess they shouldn't even try? Either way, I'm sitting here thinking about it, and I really have no need for 3G.
 
Now I'm going to try and Segue into Lunchboxes. 
 
LUNCHBOXES YOU SAY? In the chat, there were a lot of strange tangents popping up, and one of them had to deal with lunchboxes. Sleepy Insomniac mentioned his game related ones. Upon hearing ' Fallout Lunchbox' I exclaimed That I had one too, and proceeded to tell him I was even saving up bottle caps for whenever the apocalypse decides to happen:  

There are 90 bottle caps. I think I can get more than enough stimpaks with this at least. 

 
So what were we playing this weekend kids? I'm Still on the Dragon Quest IX as expected, I haven't been able to put it down for the past couple of weeks, and it continues to be the same thing it was when I first mentioned it. One of the neat things I guess, is that I finally got access to this Wifi Enabled store for the game. Which going to it, gives me access to rare items, new quests and Special Guests popping up and hanging out in their own rooms at the Inn, in Stornway (Quester's Rest, I think it's called). I assume all these characters are from previous Dragon Quests, but I only recognize Torneko, Angelo and King Trode.
 
What do they do? Share a bit of dialogue and give you some clothing, which doesn't sound like much but they're pretty stylish and high in defense so I feel like I don't have to worry too much about buying some equipment for a while. ALL MY PARTY MEMEBERS LOOK SO PRETTY.
 

Bullet pointz

  • Weeks, away and MvC3 is about to pop it's head in, are you excited? I'm excited! Hell, even my girlfriend is excited! Does she play fighting games? I don't know, but that's pretty awesome.
  • I'm curious for myself and would want to make a list, about which games are the ones you can't really consider to be beaten. You know what I'm talking about? Puzzle games, Board games, most fighting games I guess, Harvest moon? If you want you can help me out and drop a suggestion of a game you think is something that can't really be 'beat'.
  • PS3 dead, I'm at a loss every time I turn on the 360, because I know games I'd rather be playing right now.
  • Srsly you guys, Tetrisfriends.com
  • I'm gonna just throw this out here. Say, you have a building, and in this building is a large company of people that are really into this product that they have, they cherish it, embrace it, maybe even go a little too far with it. Ok, but then over time, People get apathetic an loose interest in said product without really knowing any way to revitalize it. Then every once in a while, you get the guy that thinks things need to be done, so he goes home, grabs his soap box and sets it up outside the building... maybe even across the street. He just starts complaining and complaining. The only problem is, the people in the building can't hear him and have no idea what he's talking about, but the people outside get 'it' even less and are under the impression that they don't want to have anything to do with whatever is going on in that building. You see what I'm saying? (Passive aggressive enough?)  
Posted by PixelPrinny

Woo Carebears luncboxes! Wait, what? 
 
Your PS3 died? o.O 
 
MvC3 is almost here, yaaaay! You're getting it for 360, right? RIIIIIGHT?? 
 
Add MMOs to your list of games that can't be beaten. 
 
Were you eluding to the idea that you want to make Anime Vice better but the people there and others outside don't care or don't realize the issues?  Or are you talking about anime itself? Pssh anime is fine! Anime Vice on the other hand.... well... Anime News Network, Hongfire, Animesuki, etc already existed for us crazy kids who like the niche titles that don't rhyme "baruto" or "breach", soooo yeah. That said, fight the good fight, solider. I salute ya!

Posted by Chaser324

I'm right there with you in the Nintendo camp when it comes to portable gaming. I've already got my preorder in for the 3DS in spite of the mostly lackluster offerings in the launch window. I'm not willing to even think about purchasing the NGP until I hear some pricing info. I can't wait to see if E3 brings a repeat of the infamous "$599 US dollars" moment.

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Posted by bonbolapti
@PixelPrinny:  No I'm not getting MvC3 for the 360. weren't you there when we all talked up a storm about it and debated which version to get? I opted for the PS3 version, that's just how it is some times : /
 
I was talking about if Anime Vice users wanted people to care more about AV, then you actively do something about it, instead of complaining to communities that don't really care. I thought it would be one of those common sense things... isn't it?
 
@Chaser324: Haha, that's what I've talked about with others! They have from now till E3 to hype it. So when the time comes around to mention the price,
we can all be disappointed.
Posted by Halberdierv2

What!? you PS3 went kaput? NOOOOOOOOO!!! who else is gonna play SSFIV with me now ;( ... so alone...  
 
also, eewww, Hieneken.

Posted by luce

YEAH YOU KNOW ME

Posted by ZeForgotten

Down with the Neo Geo Pocket? ALWAYS! 
 
Oh you mean the Sony thing? Sure. 
Also down with the 3DS and whatever else, it pays the bills to have those things around when reviews need to get done

Posted by bonbolapti
@Halberdierv2:  Don't worry, it's going away to be fixed this week. It'll be back :D (and I'm actually more of a Stella drinker)
 
@luce: Yeah! you know what's up!
 
@ZeForgotten: I'd have to agree, I'm not really anywhere / doing anything without a portable device to sink into on the side.
Posted by PixelPrinny

Why would you get it for PS3? D:

Posted by bonbolapti
@PixelPrinny:  Because I like the PS3 more. D: a bunch of other people are getting it for the PS3 so it's not like I'm really missing out on much D:
Posted by PixelPrinny
@bonbolapti: So tell them to get it for the 360, too!
Edited by Chaser324

Personally, I'm getting MvC3 on the 360 since I already have a fightstick for that platform. I probably wouldn't get it at all if it weren't for the fact that it's basically free from Amazon because of the whole Dead Rising 2 pre-order bonus fiasco which netted me a 50% off code.

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Posted by kishan6

Depends.... 
You down  with OPP?

Posted by ChristianCastillo

You down with PVP?

Posted by bonbolapti
@Chaser324:  heck yeah, go with the fact that you have a fight stick. I only use controllers and I'm firmly convinced that 360 is has a shit controller for fighting games. Or I'm just so used to the PS controller because it's never changed.
 
@kishan6: Yeah you know me!
 
@ChristianCastillo: Depends on the game. :P