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  • Bloodborne delayed by a month

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 12/11/2014

    Even though I still haven't got around to playing my Souls games properly this does like one of the exclusives most likely to tempt me to actually get a PS4... Reply +2
  • After Burner 2, Fantasy Zone, OutRun and more remastered for Nintendo 3DS

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/11/2014

    Finally, been wondering why the second batch has taken so long to announce for localisation. Will be going for the arcade games for sure. I'd even double-dip if they released a compilation cart. Still seems an over-long wait for already translated titles though... Reply 0
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax heads to Europe in November

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 21/10/2014

    If it is like the US copy which I ended up getting in the end those of you planning to wait to buy it may want to see if the extra DLC characters are free for the first week and download them in advance. I haven't had a chance to play it yet but as soon as I saw the cards were coming here my preorder had already shipped. Gained a Teddy bopper out of it for my SMT collection. Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 20/09/2014

    @mitchjay1992 They need to announce the pack with cards etc before the US release date as I would much prefer a UK copy (in case I want to buy DLC ever) and I don't even mind the delay. Until then, despite common sense saying they should release the other half of the cards I remain cautious. Not buying it twice though after being forced to buy the Korean version if the last game (whise existence defeated the point if the whole region locking debacle being blamed on risk of US reverse importing anyway as had same content as US game at similar price and runs on JP region consoles...) Reply 0
  • PlayStation Network returns online after worldwide connection issues

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/10/2014

    Seems to have fixed itself already (for last 30 minutes or so...) Reply +2
  • Jason Rohrer's next game requires you to play for real money

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 30/09/2014

    @Drygore We are pretty much forced to have landlines to get internet though which is annoying after returning from three years in South Korea where my flat just had an internet connection (no ripoff line rental bill to BT or whoever...(I am not sure what the situation is with cable here as I have never lived in a cabled up area)) Reply +3
  • Yakuza 0 debut trailer reveals 1988 Kamurocho, new haircuts

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @Retroid But that is pretty much the same as what they did, they localised what was easiest to translate (a bit more effort in Yakuza 4 than 3 with less stuff missing) and released them. You could say that they could save time removing a lot of the bonus stuff but after the moaning they got for removing stuff from Y3 I doubt that would appeal to them. I gather that Dead souls didn't get as good a reception as the mainline games did AND sold as poorly (not seen actual figures). I don't think many of the games sold well at full price which is when they tend to care most about sales figures. You'll also note that none of the PS3 titles are avilable digitally either so they are quite hard to come by now, bar the odd lucky second-hand find.

    And there is a lot of text in the games to translate and 'localise' effectively as a lot of it is very regional and it does need more effort than just trying to directly translate the text. As I mentioned it isn't the easiest game series to understand in Japanese when you speak it reasonably either ;) I imagine they got worse sales in the US too due to the subtitle fear Imentioned above (and noone cares about European sales, we're irrelvant)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @Retroid and others. Arguing that subtitled only is fine seems a bit odd as that is how we got every game since the first anyway and assumedly sales did not balance up. I do wonder how much the general hatred of non-dubbed stuff on the US contributes here... I did halfheartedly wonder how possible a DLC translation patch for Japanese copy would be the other day too though. I have all the games but even knowing some Japanes they are not the easieat to fight through if you want to understand everything. I do want to see them all im English though as surely they can find a way to make at least the mainline games sell a bit better... As for China getting a full localisation it must mean they are seing well enough there, see also Falcom RPGs with huge wordcounts to translate. Interestingly in Korea they get the Japanese Yakuza game discs with a physical translation guide free with the title. I have thia version for 5 and Ishin. Pretty much simultaneous releases too. Reply 0
  • Japan's slumbering giants awake at Tokyo Game Show

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    I was going to roll my eyes at the description of the Oneechanbara stand then I clicked the link and agree that it was a lot more OTT than even I expected (as a previous attendee of two TGS's) so their comment is fair... Last show was too mobile focussed for my liking although got some cool swag nonetheless, but the 2008 show was more gamey for my liking (even if Gree had started to encroach even then). Reply +2
  • Final Fantasy 13 series is coming to PC

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @LordanSS I assume you have the Asian release with only Japanese audio and English subs as I just checked the UK version and there is no option that I can see (and I would assume that yours doesn't have the English dub at all either so no dual-audio versions released). Unfortunately it looks like Square are trying to keep the PC version English only in Europe and the Japanese audio tick is for running it in Asia (seems easier to me make it an optional download like they did with Lightning Returns in the west but that would just be sensible...) Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/09/2014

    @LordanSS Are you sure the PS3 release of the first two XIII entries have a choice of language tracks? I thought that Lightning Returns was the first (with free DLC) as I recall people pointing out one of the Chinese editions to be able to play with JP voices and English text.

    Steam lists a 30GB file size so hopefully it will be PS3 quality cinematics.
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  • The Great Ace Attorney gets a debut trailer

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/09/2014

    @Binba442 After the Sekoku (closed borders period) was forced to an end by the black ships of Commodore Perry Japan did send scholars around the world to try and learn as much as possible so they could catch up after their mostly isolationist period of several hundred years (a few Dutch were allowed to live on Dejima in Nagasaki during this time so incoming western info was filtered through Dutch interests) and to be prepared for potential invasion attempts from the western powers. So there should have been a small number of Japanese people floating around tge countries at the time. Hope this short phone-typed snippet helps. Reply +1
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/09/2014

    The London setting may increase localisation chances as it might not need to contradict the 'shifted from Japan to America' original games too much. Reply +7
  • Nintendo shows off NES Edition 3DS XL

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/09/2014

    @Shakey_Jake33 Is this confirmed anywhere> Would seem a bit silly not to have them wokring in a compatible manner for older stuff. And surely, if they had been that foolish, all they'd have to do for future titels is offer three sets of compatability (standard, NEW, and CPP) Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/09/2014

    Pleasantly surprised that the Persona 3DS is hitting the states, but sadly can't justify a second US model (I haev bog standard blue XL as the Fire Emblem one at the time was small 3DS only in US (Europe got the XL but wasn't risking EU release schedules on region-locked console so...) Only the wife got a pretty one with a UK Animal Crossing one.

    Back with the GBA SP I preferred the Famicom editions over the NES ones, looked cooler ;)
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  • Star Citizen races past $50m mark after selling new space ships

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/08/2014

    I backed this game at the $60 level I think, but unlike most people backing it (seemingly) I only really care about the Squadron 42 section. If the Star Citizen part comes out and is fun it is just a bonus for me. Not having the time or interest in the longer trading styles kept me from backing Elite: Dangerous. I have backed a few Kickstarters but mainly from developers I knew. Most of what I backed has come out now (or part of it in the case of Broken Age) with only a few left to wait for (I haven't Kickstarted anything for over a year though) Reply +2
  • Snake moves with the times, Lara doesn't

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/08/2014

    @CloudXIV I seem to remember Tomb Raider playing a lot better on the Saturn at the time, also having access to both, despite the ugly transparencies. The RE thing I didn't directly compare but improved (maybe they did something else other than resolution but that seems unlikely) backgrounds are part of what Capcom was quoting as improvements over the Playstation version. Also, a fair few Saturn games ran in a high-res mode such as VF2, I don't recall what resolution RE ran in though. I haven't played either TR for a good few years, but seem to remember the general cosnensus at the time being similar to what I had said re smoothness. Neither excuses Sony's underhand tactic with 2 and 3 of making Core have to pretty much say that the Saturn couldn't handle them to avoid revealing their NDA'd exclusivity deal.

    I do disagree with exclusivity periods of games and content that aren't designed as exclusives though, I remember the Xbox version of Prince of Persia reboot losing the Prince of Persia 2 unlockable (and possibly something else) due to having to have feature parity with Sony (did it release earlier on PS2 too, I think so but can't remember...) I do know that I Ninja never got a European release on non-PS2 platforms (not that I cared about the game) as part of the same 3 game deal (along with BG&E)
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/08/2014

    @CloudXIV From what I remember the Saturn version ran smoother than the PS1 version, although it suffered from poorer transparencies. As for RE1, it had worse character models but higher-res backdrops so it had pros and cons (and a tiny bit of exclusive content such as the reskinned enemy and a game mode IIRC). TR2 was a time when the Saturn was still alive and all the PR about it only being possible on Playstation did a lot of damage to the Saturn (along with plenty of deserved damage from Sega's own istakes) and recall eventualy seeing an interview with someone from Core admitting that Sony had the deal AND wouldn't allow them to admit to it existing. Reply +1
  • Underworld Ascension: The game that took 20 years to sign

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 01/08/2014

    UU1 is one of my all time favorute games. The sequel was decent but did not match the design of the original. I remember havung to play through the unpatched version with its annoying bugs like having to limit the size of loot piles or they became unpickupable and kne doorway that randonly transformed anything equipped into random items potentially destroying unique essential artifacts(or duplicating them) and ending up with boots equipped on your head. Easily bypassed by unequipping everything however there was a nasty beastie right on the other side so you had to do the fastest equip possible to survive and kill it.
    I enjoyed the atmosphere and the way it turned certain tropes on their head back then such as meeting goblins who were happy to that not just the first step of cannon fodder. This was the game (along with Doom admittedly) that I designed my first PC spec around (386sx25 with a whole 4MB if RAM). Interestingly EA released this on the Playstation in Japan with a full screen view (and admittedly clunkier controls) but for some reason never released it in English. It was a game I always thought worth a fan translation as the original script obviously exists in English. But I am stuck with my Japanese copies for the time being.

    I hope that this new version channels the feel and design of the original game with its singular coherent sprawling multi layer dungeon world rather than the bite size chunks of spacially separate worlds of the sequel.

    Apologies for waffling a bit but it is one of the games that defined PC Gaming for me and moved me from my dying Amiga.
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  • Shin Megami Tensei 4 Europe release date finally announced

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 30/07/2014

    @ol\'dirty\'bus\'stop Soul Hackers was an updated port of an old Saturn game so felt more archaic than newer releases. SMT IV is not exactly the same as the dungeons are third person but if you liked Strange Journey and don't mind 'moving around' random encounters you should like it. The look up and down mechanic is a little clunky but jot used enough to matter too much. I have enjoyed it overall bit got to get back into my US copy after I got distracted by other games 15 hours in. Reply 0
  • Watch and absorb the entire lore of Warcraft

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28/07/2014

    Saddest thing for me is that WOW has pretty much mined everything from its lore making a real WC4 unlikely. Reply 0
  • UK changing approach to illegal torrents

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/07/2014

    @CaptainTrips Remembers the amount of products that Steam allow to be region controlled (even if it is at the behest of the publishers) which are unavailable for purchase in select countries. Do it GOG style, and if Steam is that big to the publishers and they want to sell PC stuff they may follow suit.

    As for original article, does this mean that all the torrent site blocks will be removed then? No? Thought not...
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  • What's behind Japan's Gundam game obsession?

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/07/2014

    @OmegaNemesis28 The amount of Japanese arcades I used to frequent losing the traditional arcade gaming sections for redemption stuff is saddening too. It has changed a lot in the six years or so I have been visiting the country. The multiplayer strategy card stuff and these Gundam sprawls. There are usually some fighting games too but the variety has been dying. This is from the perspective of a shmup fan. Reply +3
  • PS4 fails to boost Japan console market

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/07/2014

    @Saint_of_Killers But Ishin is another cross-platform title so hardly likely to be a system seller for a slightly higher resolution and 60fps. (For the record it was the only PS4 title of any interest to me due out this year, but I just got the PS3 version to play) (Xbox One also has no exclusives I care about (the only one was Dead Rising 3 and that is coming to PC soon too)) Reply 0
  • Kids react to Game Boy

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/07/2014

    My 8 year old son seems not to care about graphics in the slightest. He can sit at home and play PS3/WiiU games, mobile games as a distraction when bored out of the house (etc) or on his hand-me-down DS, then go to his Grandma's and happily enjoy the original Gameboy she has sitting there for him (with stuff like Mario Land and Kirby, with Pokemon being offered as an incentive to catch up on his reading practice, although he did not like Tetris). I don't think he has even mentioned the graphics, just the games (as in content and enjoyment of them). Didn't particularly train him this way either and he didn't really see much retro stuff growing up either. Reply +4
  • NIS America Europe online store launches with "ridiculous prices"

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/07/2014

    @wojciechmusialkiewi Which would be great if Amazon wasn't the worst online shop for exporting from (they won't ship video-games outside of America). All parcel carriers charge the handling charge, I think Royal Mail's is the smallest charge too. Also your shipping counting towards the taxable amount is very dubiousd (even if it is legal) Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/07/2014

    @wojciechmusialkiewi I wouldn't mind being able to pay customs myself if I could skip the scammy overpriced handling fees the delivery companies charge. But they don't offer means to do this so we get scammed by the companies with the threat of no parcel without dealing with them. AND we have a really shittily low import threshold in the UK too, coming back here from SK was a shock. Reply +1
  • Mass Effect 2 retrospective

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 01/06/2014

    @Ryze As the PS3 did not get ME1 they released a DLC that is an interactive comic for all versions that allowed you to read the truncated story and make many of the story choices that affect ylur character. I forget its name though. WIIU just got ME3. Reply +1
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War dated for June

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/05/2014

    Hmm, I note that despite Child of Light getting a WiiU release that this one doesn't.
    Saying that if it turns out decent like I hope it does, I will probably get it on PC anyway.
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  • Nintendo swings the DLC season pass club with Mario Golf: World Tour

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 23/04/2014

    @sporkhead Nope, didn't know about that, but now I wonder if changing the "region" will affect my eshop purchases (I heard it could when changing to South American countries, don't know about Canada though). Also, Outrun 3D? Arcade version? I thought licensing had killed off Outrun games again with the Outrun 2s being removed from online networks... Heads to Google... Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/04/2014

    @sporkhead I tried using a UK credit card on my US DS while living in South Korea and it wouldn't accept it, although if you know it has worked for people within the UK it could have been the IP address being out of the UK. Reply 0
  • XCOM creator Julian Gollop's Chaos Reborn succeeds its Kickstarter goal

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/04/2014

    And I ended up forgetting to back at the last minute... One day I will start to remember to do these things early with a low amount then decide what I want. As said by others the generous basic package probably worked against it in some ways. Will have to buy it on release instead as demo seemed decent although I hope we get the full basic play mode from the original as an option (plain arena, 8 wizards, random spells and all players's spells chosen at start of turn) Reply 0
  • Team17 moves on from Worms with Lemmings-inspired Flockers

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/04/2014

    @ludodown They released Alien Breed 3D and a (in my opinion atrocious) sequel on the Amiga platforms. First game was basic looking compared to Doom but played quite well. Second was prettier and fullscreen but was bland. Reply +3
  • New 'n' Tasty needs to sell 500K to fund an original new Oddworld game

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/03/2014

    @internisus I agree. Stranger took forever to get into a usable state for most people but the last I heard it was finally in an acceptable state unlike the Munch update which seems to have been forgotten about and makes it look like they only care about the PS3 versions. Reply +2
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/03/2014

    @internisus They eventually patched Stranger HD up after its initial release but AFAIK we are still waiting for Munch without a hint of a release date. Reply +4
  • Double Fine launches Amnesia Fortnight 2014 with Pendleton Ward

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/02/2014

    And the Pendleton Ward pitches were so uninteresting it actually encouraged me to pay below the average... Plenty of interesting ideas from the DF pitches, so picking 3 will be a challenge. Reply -1
  • Zavvi threatens customers with legal action after accidentally sending free Vitas

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10/12/2013

    @gamefan https://www.gov.uk/your-rights-bailiffs
    Tell bailiffs to go away (in less polite terms) and refuse to ever deal with them or let them in your house. Especially if you don't own a car for them to try and steal :)
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  • Free-to-play game Doctor Who: Legacy launches tomorow

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 26/11/2013

    @varsas They did do an adventure game series. Had a few too many stealth bits added but they were better than most of the Who games have been. It would be nice to see a fully-fledged adventure game done properly rather than bite-size adventures though. Reply +2
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty set for spring

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 15/11/2013

    Remembers how long Stranger HD took after the PS versions... And Munch HD is still MIA too... Reply 0
  • Project Zomboid shuffles to Steam Early Access this week

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/11/2013

    ^points at the prices listed in the article^ :) Reply +10
  • Assassin's Creed 4, Watch Dogs DLC exclusive to PlayStation for six months

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 30/10/2013

    @DJ-360-360 The Steam page lists teh Aveline missions for the Digital Deluxe Edition already if that helps so probably just "not Xbox systems" Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 24/10/2013

    I still remember the farce of those exclusivity windows starting with Sony and the PS2 versions of Prince of Persia Sands of Time,Ininja and Beyond Good and Evil. The.middle title remained exclysive to PS.2 in Europe and the Xbox version of POP lost all extra bonus features it had over PS2 version (one being Prince of Persia 2 IIRC) when it did get released. So Sony were doing this before MS. Reply +2
  • BioShock 2 updated for Steam after Games for Windows Live closure

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/10/2013

    Reiterating the Minerva's Den stuff, yay, I can finally get it after being unable to purchase it due to my IP being in the wrong region... (even though the game was available and all other DLC) Reply +1
  • Myths and legends: a postcard from Tokyo Game Show 2013

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 23/09/2013

    I finally set-up my streetpass before hitting TGS, got nearly 200 hits (and that is with me not checking that often and it only storing a maximum of ten at a time.) Too busy checking other stuff out to play with it constantly (I only had the one day to visit). So 3DS seemed common enough there.

    As for the content, something about it "felt" smaller than the last time I went in 2008... XBox One software looked generic, and didn't see much worth queueing for the PS4 either (I admit to queueing for the "Yakuza Ishin" showreel though. Reading a report elsewhere I apparently missed a playable Strider somewhere as I didn't see much of interest at the Capcom booth.

    Still enjoyed the trip though and nice to finally have a chance to give it another go after schedules never matched mine.
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  • Telltale tells of its next tale: The Wolf Among Us preview

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 13/09/2013

    @Cold_Waste Nah, I remember the issues when Telltale released "The Adventure Bundle" and I don't think they ever sorted the fact that one of teh games (Penny Arcade ep 1&2 IIRC) would not work at all on AMD cards even though it was fine on other paltforms liek Steam. I did enjoy Walking Dead though, and the only bugs on PC were a few Achievements that didn't activate first tiem around. Reply +2
  • Seoul calibre: Inside Korea's gaming culture

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/09/2013

    @Bluetooth Yeah, I live in the por agricultural province (in a decent sized city still but...) and you do see a lot less of the obvious plastic surgery types. Seoul is obviously the main place for that, as even Busan seems a bit more down to earth. I'm not a fan of Seoul, it seems to lack character, in the same way that I prefer Osaka over Tokyo in Japan. Reply +3
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/09/2013

    Currently living in Korea (two and a half years and counting), I can agree, gaming is all about smartphone games and PC games. Supermarkets have a very limited console & game selection and you have to hit more specialist areas to find a better selection. I have to disagree a bit about Yongsan undergorund mall as I saw all sorts of console stuff, much older than 1999 in there, sucha as PC Engine and Neo Geo stuff (although I was mainly shopping for current stuff). They also had a huge range of "bootleg" consoles that I had never encountered before.

    The shops aren't quite like the heavy hitters in Japan like Super Potato, but the selection wasn't bad for a region that really doesn't seem to care about consoles. I've seen the odd kid with a DS (or 3DS), but 99% of the time kids are just playing on smart phones. Must admit that I rarely travel to Seoul, mainly to commute overseas or the odd trip for some decent western food (and a quick gander at Yongsan market).

    And yes, the super fast internet is nice :) Cheap PC Bangs are handy when you need one too.

    Edit - And arcades do seem to be all about Tekken and music peripheral games with a smattering of Psikyo shmups too. The odd Neo Geo game too. Arcades also tend to have small karaoke booths where you pay per song too.
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  • GameStop to restock out of print vintage titles

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/08/2013

    Wasn't it Gamestop who did this years ago with the reprinting of the Playstation Persona 2: Eternal Punishment? I recall Ebay prices were extortionate at the time so someone paid Atlus to be able to produce a new batch to distribute. Gamestop of course, ripped them open, chucked the boxes and sold them as disc only pre-owned (I think that's how it went, I got mine from a reputable supplier at the time) Seemed very silly at the time to me. Reply +1
  • Sega bids on purchasing Atlus

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/08/2013

    Not quite sure why Dark Souls keeps getting brought up as it is a FROM Software title, and has had a few publishers for the various games (I know Atlus published Demon's Souls in the US, did they publish the US Dark Souls too?).

    Also, hard to say who would be good as owners of Atlus (as a big Atlus fan), although if it went to a platform holder, I think Nintendo would be a better fit than Sony, especially as I imagine most of Atlus' money comes from 3DS software. I am not sure if any third part publisher would be particularly good, but agree that Sega sounds better than Square-Enix for them. As for Persona 5, it could easily go the console route to WiiU instead of 3DS, although Persona isn't my favourite Atlus franchise so...
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  • After EA: How Sang-Froid's team left to head for the woods

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 05/08/2013

    @DefendoCroc Me too... Reply +1