1. I had to work through the weekend, but grabbed the Samurai Shodown demo to play in downtime. It was very frustrating both because of the input lag and the nature of the game - seemingly simple and slow. Determined to learn the game and not be a scrub, I kept at it, and eventually learned the...
  2. Back in 2005, Namco released a game called Urban Reign, which was something like a streets-of-rage style brawler-meets a watered down version of Tekken. To put it in a better light, the game used all of the resources from Tekken 5 (animations, textures, etc.) to make a more technical brawler...
  3. -Gundam VS released without a 2-player local co-op mode (something which has been in every other title in the series except for the Dreamcast port of the arcade game). -Online is dead within a month of release. -The game drops about $5 retail every month since release, one of the quickest...
  4. note: I apologize for any typos, I wrote this all on my Kindle tablet with its awful autocorrect OK, obviously I didn't have to buy a PS4, but the situation was like this - I'd had a PS3 for about 6 years, and has collected (digitally!) nearly every fighter for the system. Good collection of...
  5. Etrian Oddysey V. OK, granted it came out in 2016, but I hadn't played it until now (I'm sure the same holds true for many for Persona 5 - the game is ancient history for me, but for some people it's their GOTY). I hate dungeon crawlers. They're abusive, obnoxious, boring, etc. etc. While EOV...
  6. There Are No Bad Fighting Games ==Part 3: The Fine Line Between Cheap and Free== Hopefully I've made the case that fighting games have shed the shackles of the soulless cash grabs and sloppily implemented control schemes of the early 90s, and that with a little understanding and a bit of...
  7. There Are No Bad Fighting Games ==Part 2: Why All Fighting Games Are Good== A lot of people I know that are really into video games are into nearly every genre (racing and sports tend to be exceptions). Fighting games, however, tend to be a bit divisive in that there seem to be some people that...
  8. There Are No Bad Fighting Games ==Part 1: There are bad fighting games== That is to say, there were bad fighting games. Back in the days when arcades a) still existed internationally and b) didn't have anything to prove. Entertainment was entertainment and nobody needed to be scientific about...
  9. So even though I've all but given up on newfangled games (to be honest, everything since The World Ends With You feels like old-hat, retreads of tried and true formulas, or just minute curiosities compared to the incredible innovation we saw in the mid-to-late 2000s), I often check out Good Old...
  10. It's finally here, the moment I've been waiting for for 7 years... PERSONA 5 IS OUT!!! This marks the end of video games for me. I'd be happy to continue work on my "learn Japanese... video games" thing, but for right now I'm going to focus on other things (well, actually just Mahjong), as well...
  11. I just finished Gladiator Begins for PSP after what... 3 years? Like many Acquire games, the regular story is only about 4 hours long, but it's filled with brutal swordplay and people grunting in lieu of real voice acting. Gladiator Begins is a semi-sequel to the old PS2 game Colosseum: Road to...
  12. ホンイツ、役牌、ドラ3、親跳満!! 逆転優勝!!! http://gbatemp.net/t...ost__p__4043787
  13. Backgrounds! Kotaku does stupid crap like this all the time, and for some reason it's these terrible articles that get the most hits. :closedeyes: Kensou and Li Xiangfei present... [img] [img] This is sad. This is pretty much the only stage in KOF 99' that had characters in the background....
  14. I found an interesting article on some website/blog an after reading through it, I checked out some of the other posts on the site. As it turns out, the interesting article was an isolated case, and the rest of the website was dedicated to English alt-rock/electronica/random stuff I don't care...
  15. Videogames are pretty addicting, I had a few Minna no Tennis PSP marathons and finished it. Very awesome, I like it even better than Prince of Tennis: Crystal Drive (though I'd still recommend that or Form the Strongest Team for tnos fans) NOT THE POINT! What's even more addicting than video...
  16. So I really like rap music, when I was a kid there was this incredible DJ in my city who played some of the best music I ever heard. He rarely said the names of the artists or songs he played. His whole thing was that the most popular hip hop station in NYC (basically rap central), was run by a...
  17. I hate movies, but I'll watch one every so often. I'll only really go to the theater if there's some lame action movie all my friends want to see (I think the last one I saw was Collateral, but I'm sort of a Tom Cruise fan so that wasn't a total waste). I'll try to make an effort to see any...
  18. My dad read some article in BusinessWeek about how running a second operating system (Linux, for example) can speed bootup times. Before I knew it he had me loading Ubuntu on this laptop he found somewhere and setting it up so that it recognized the ghetto network adapter he got off craigslist....
  19. I didn't know everyone on GBATemp had their own blog. Maybe they should make the blog posting options easier to find. Umm... greatest games of all time: 1. Kaidou Battle 2: Chain Reaction 2. The World Ends With You (subarashiki kono sekai) . . . . I hear there's a new Fuurai no Shiren game...