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#1 Posted by dawnclover (104 posts) -

@vampir said:

Are you definitely staying for only the year? If so bringing the PS3 to play old favorites/local multiplayer from time to time seems like the way to go. The year will go by pretty quickly and it would be a waste to spend a too much of your time at home playing games. You can always catch up on PS4 releases when you get back.

Also suitcase space becomes very precious when you're packing for the year, and having things shipped overseas can be pretty expensive.

Yeah, that's why I keep saying I probably won't have the time lol, and why I'm seriously thinking of not even bringing any of them and stick to Steam and handhelds. But if I bring one, PS3 is winning. Also, I am staying for a year - for now, since I have a 1 year student visa. If I stay longer will depend on what happens near the end of that year.

#2 Edited by dawnclover (104 posts) -

Thanks for your input guys, PS3 is winning, and it feels like the right choice. I have a lot of PSOne classics on the Vita (I'm thinking of starting FFIX on the plane, haven't played that game in years and it's probably my favorite Final Fantasy), and I've only 2 / 3 games on the PS3 that I really want to play right now.

Sure, Persona 5 is coming, that's really tempting as I love that franchise. I'll probably bring the PS3 with me, but still focus mainly on Steam as my backlog on it is freaking ridiculous. I also have 2 games on the Vita I haven't played and 4 on the 3DS. So there's a lot for me to get my game on, more than I'll have time to, but still have my PS3 with me for when Persona 5, and some other upcoming gems drop. There are some PS4 games coming out that I'm really hyped for, but I guess they can wait, and having a bigger library when I come back to it is something to look forward to!

ALSO: Yes, PS3 has been my main console since 2006, so I've played most of everything I've wanted to play on it until now, excluding a few games that weren't released on my region.

#3 Posted by dawnclover (104 posts) -

Well, you're not going to be playing any PlayStation 3 or 4 games anyway because of all the PC Engine, Famicom and Neo Geo games you'll be playing instead.

I like the way you think.

ps4 with sportsfriends and towerfall loaded on it might be a neat idea if you end up meeting new people. but then i guess most new games coming out in japan will be ps3 games right now

I like the way you think too about sportsfriends specifically. I might end up not bringing any of the two, I'll be coming back home in 6 months for around 3 weeks, so if I really want to play any of them I'll take it with me then. I really have a lot of steam games to go through and some vita / 3DS, I don't think I want one more option in the mix to make everything even more complicated. Plus, I do have the desire to buy some retro stuff while there. Decisions!

#4 Edited by dawnclover (104 posts) -

Hi guys,

I'm moving to Japan for a year in about two weeks, and I can only bring one of the two consoles with me: PS3 or PS4.

There are a couple of PS Plus games on PS3 I haven't played yet, but then again I have a huge backlog of Steam games that I want to go through, so I kind of want to focus on Steam a bit more than consoles while away, even though I probably won't have that much time to play games. On PS4 I have been playing Trials Fusion and Need for Speed. That's it. But there's some cool stuff coming soon.

Which one would you bring in this situation? I'm thinking PS4 is the smarter choice here, only problem is that it is at Sony getting fixed (disc noise problem), but hopefully it will be here before I leave. PS3 has a lot of games that I absolutely love and really like to replay once in a while, so I'll miss that too. So I'm kind of undecided.

#5 Edited by dawnclover (104 posts) -

Get in shape. Release my first solo album. Release my next game(s). Be more socially active.

2013 was the first year where I actually managed to finalize two "New Year's Resolutions" I set for myself, so hopefully 2014 goes the same.

#6 Posted by dawnclover (104 posts) -

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

9/10 - Amazing movie! Highly entertaining.

And since I watched this one on the same day...


9/10 - Mindblowing movie. Brain f-ing at its finest with good acting and a really interesting story to boot.

#7 Posted by dawnclover (104 posts) -

@thuggish: I did.

LG Bedroom TV: Crackle + Distortion
LG Living Room TV: Crackle + Distortion
Samsung Monitor: Very low crackle, no more problems
Samsung TV: No problems at all

#8 Posted by dawnclover (104 posts) -

Getting this problem again, and cleaning the disc is doing nothing this time. After the initial boot (the splash image) it stops doing it and works fine afterwards. I might take it to the store I bought it on monday so they can test it there and decide if they replace it or what. Anyone have the same problem?

#9 Edited by dawnclover (104 posts) -

@cgodoy93: Nothing new. I just turn on the PS4 and wait a few seconds before turning on the TV and I have no problem. It only happens on the TV that's on the video, and on my living room TV (same series, different models). It does happen on my monitor, but the sound is fine, and the crackle is a lot lower (kind of like the normal PS3 / 360 "crackle" that happens when the TV starts receiving the signal - I guess, I'm no expert), and on my other TV (most recent) there is no problem whatsoever.

So yeah, I would say it is the TVs and not the PS4s, but keep a close eye (or ear) on it.

#10 Edited by dawnclover (104 posts) -

@justin88: You can lurk around game engines forums and propose your idea and might get lucky and find some people willing to help you out, but I highly doubt it. When people are devoting their free time into a project, it must be something that is equally theirs, of course there are exceptions.

I was on the same boat as you around 3 years ago. All game development experience I had was toying around in RPG Maker and making some (very) basic scripts following tutorials. I decided to learn programming and well, 3 years later I have my first short game out and am already working on two other games (one alone and another with a friend). It's no easy task, but it's possible. I used the UDK by the way since I was doing an horror game, shadows were really important, and the Unity Pro license is too expensive for me as of now. Maybe in the future.

I might have good news for you, GameMaker Standard (50$ license) was free a couple of days ago, I managed to grab it, but apparently some people are saying it has expired, but try it out: http://gamemakerblog.com/2013/11/25/gamemaker-studio-standard-edition-is-currently-free-50-value/

Follow some tutorials, get on with the community, you might find some help there. Unity community is indeed very helpful, UDK community is at times a bit judgemental and apparently afraid of sharing knowledge (at least that is the experience I got), and I don't know how the GameMaker community is, but I bet it's pretty good.

Good luck!