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Jesse_Dylan

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#13468550 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/22: Free Skunk Bundle (30 Gold MyNin pts), $13....

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on Yesterday, 01:50 AM

It literally took me about two hours just to get into my first battle with monsters.  Part of it was I usually take my damn time with RPGs, talking to NPCs multiple times and checking everything for hidden items.  But still, even my patience was wearing thin.  5 hours in though, it's definitely a better experience for me.  Not sure I'll put in the 100 hours like some people, but I'll see how far I can get.

Two hours??  I swear the original PlayStation version had a much longer intro.  I remember really enjoying it.  Didn't mind it this time either, though it felt SHORT...  You guys have no stamina.  We should appreciate when a game is about more than just killing stuff.




#13442347 PSN Weekly Deals - 9/20: Assassin's Creed/DAI DLC/SW Battlefront Sales...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 25 August 2016 - 11:01 PM

Why would you be on another continent buying psn stuff but not have access to your phone? Phones work on other continents. And the number of people who own a PS4 and don't have access to a phone is probably pretty miniscule.

Because when I go to another continent, I get a local SIM card for my phone rather than paying Verizon's lunatic prices to use their service outside of the US/NA.




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 25 August 2016 - 10:27 PM

Okay, so I enabled two-step verification, but apparently the only way to use it is to get a text message on a phone.  What if I'm somewhere that I can't get a text message, such as another continent?  And what about people without phones period?  I'd feel a lot more comfortable if it just used Google Authenticator or something.




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 14 July 2016 - 12:24 AM

It's not that great other than it's Pokemon related. We just walked around the neighborhood for an hour and got less Pokemon than we did at Costco yesterday. Plus there's the whole walking around with your phone glued to your face thing which is meh. I wish it could just run in the background and buzz when there was a reason to pay attention to it.

I have seen lots of people driving around playing it, too.  :(  Almost got run over by a gal yesterday.  At least when people do it, they are generally driving really, really slowly!  That guarantee does not exist when people are texting.




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 05 July 2016 - 05:47 PM

school is just one of those annoying tropes.  The sad part is they rarely do anything of note with said school settings.  typically its just there as a backdrop.  Bully was probably the last time it was of any relevance.

 

 

School is just the popular trope in anime right now.  School and Idols.

Personally, I still like Crystals, but then I'm old.

 

 

And can I ask, why do sooooo many JRPG/anime games revolve around a school? It worked for the Persona games, but seriously, is it like something that HAS to be there?

Japanese folks love nostalgia, and what's more nostalgic than remembering their school days?  Unlike Americans, who mostly forget school (if we can), the school experience is deeply rooted in Japanese psyche and culture to the point where schools are really similar across the nation.  In short, it is an important experience in one's life, and that age is kind of crystalized in the Japanese identity.

 

Think of your first game system and the game you loved most on that system.  How old were you?  How does it make you feel to think back to it?  That's how a lot of Japanese folks feel about school. 

 

Loved it or hated it, fantasizing about school allows Japanese people to enjoy what they liked about it when they did it for real, and redo the things they didn't like about it.  Maybe they didn't get a lot of dates and didn't get to fight monsters and be the best on the sports team, and Persona 3 and 4 allow them to do that.

The Japanese also really idolize adolescence.

 

So while it's a trope, it's nothing new, and it's been ingrained in Japanese culture for decades.




#13389812 Nintendo eShop Deals - 9/22: Free Skunk Bundle (30 Gold MyNin pts), $13....

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 03 July 2016 - 12:31 AM

This has probably been asked a million times already, so apologies...

 

Is Nintendo going to reboot the Virtual Console yet again for the NX and slowly trickle out games that have already been released on Wii... and Wii U... one at a time?  Again?  So we can all twiddle our thumbs and wait to buy Earthbound and Mario RPG and Super Mario World again and again?




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 09 June 2016 - 05:47 PM

that's what they call the uber service in San Fransisco

 

it just means happy driver. Don't be such a SJW

 

lol hate speech  

This backlash toward common decency is really too much.  Are you that deeply terrified of being wrong or questioned that anyone who tells you to be nice is an "SJW"?  Thanks for making all gamers look like a-holes.  Gaming is not an exclusive club.  There are all kinds of folks who are gamers, and I wonder why it's so difficult to look at things from their perspective and realize that terms like "uber gay" might be offensive to someone who is gay.  No one is going to take away your booby games or shooty games.  Calm the inner-child, relax, and realize there are all kinds of people here, and it makes gaming better.




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 03 June 2016 - 01:34 PM


 
15% off at launch according to the devs.

 
Dang, I was holding off on the 3DS version because I was hoping for Cross-Buy. Now I really do have to ask myself--which version??

 

Gone home is hot garbage though. Just a walking simulator for sjws.

Wow. Do you speak like this to people in person, or just write like it to no one in particular on the internet? Anyway, there have to be some walking simulators for SJWs out there. It can't all be killing simulators for anti-social insecurity warriors.

For what it's worth, I really enjoyed Gone Home on PC and am excited to get it on PS4.


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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 14 May 2016 - 11:52 PM

I hope that was just a poor attempt at a joke haha.

 

The average human brain fully matures around age 25 - that's the metric I use. You're implying that you go from adolescence to grumpy old fart, with no layers in between. Actually, that sounds like me, but I acknowledge that isn't the norm :P

 

 

He was joking.

But its true.

Actually, declaring an age (25) as the maturity point, with no layers in between, for all people, is a bit of a misnomer as well.  But yep, that's what science says, that for most folks, the pre-frontal cortex (where many of our most reasonable decisions are made) does not finish developing until age 25.  Until then, often the amygdala (what some people call the "reptile brain," sort of incorrectly) is doing the work, and the amygdala is also what gets activated when we're super emotional (think angry teenage boy or super-emo girl, to borrow two stereotypes).  Some say the drinking age should be 25 for these reasons (and it makes a lot of sense to think so).  We are basically "teenagers" until we're 25.

 

I can no longer remember how we got on this topic.  Science or not, though, I think the point stands that life gets in the way (i.e. the organs/marriage comment), and unfortunately before that happens, we don't realize how good we have it--and it can happen at any time (i.e. above comment).

 

I want to play more video games.  :(  My life is pretty good, though, even though I am grumpy and 34, fat and bald, and miss being 25... which is about how old I think I was when I first became a CAG!




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 02 March 2016 - 06:58 PM

Sounds like you would've committed suicide if you were around about nine years ago when all that came out were Rock Band DLC, some videos, and a few wallpaper. Maybe a sale on one Rock Band song.

Expectations were different back then.  Those were the days of horse armor, when we were excited just to download 12 demos of games we didn't even care about and never bothered to play, when hard drives were 20gb and you couldn't get a non-physical copy of a console game even if you wanted to.  Amazing how quickly things changed.  WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 15 February 2016 - 04:24 PM

wow, firewatch is short. i enjoyed it, but wow, 3 1/2, maybe 4 hours? literally just played it in one playthrough. also for anyone worried about the trophies they are unmissable, just play through and you get them all. it is interesting if you like the genre, but id definitely wait for a sale.

I really enjoyed Firewatch.  It took me longer, but I'm slow, I guess 6-10 hours (how do people keep track of this, carefully watch a clock?).  I went in expecting a National Park simulator with hiking and firespotting, long gameplay, and more like a "sim" sort of thing.  I'm actually pleased that I was so totally mistaken.  I think it allowed it to surprise and delight me all the more.  Now that it's over, I miss it, and going back to the endgame of Fallout 4, all I can think about is Firewatch.

 

I'm so used to getting a ton of game for $20, but that's just because I'm cheap.  If you think of Firewatch as 1/3 the price of the average game, then I think it's worth it.  For $10, it is definitely worth it.  If you like hiking or (I guess) heavily story-based games, it's not one to miss.  I really like hiking, and I also really enjoyed Gone Home (which I think is a better analogue than Everyone's Gone to the Rapture).

 

Firewatch does not overstay its welcome; in fact, while maybe it's best to be left feeling like something was just enough, I am left wanting more, and there are really no other games like it.  Despite being the closest to a "walking simulator" (I wanted a hiking sim!), it is actually the least like a "walking simulator" of the games that get called that.




#13142437 3DS eShop Deals - 3/28: Natsume Sale/Resident Evil/Sega 3D Classics Sales,...

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 07 January 2016 - 05:12 PM

I just tried the Japanese Rail sim demo and honestly I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It's pretty cool to ride through the Japanese countryside. And tryin' to control the speed and stop at the stations is surprisingly challenging. $10 is still too much though. If it ever goes down to $2.50, I'd definitely consider getting it. It's just too bad the video quality is so poor on the 3DS. Japanese Rail sim on PC with HD graphics would be a sight to behold. Nice comfy game.

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That made me laugh.  Yeah, my PC sucks, but I'd love it on PS4 or Wii U or something!  Anything involving countryside is fun for me (well usually)




#13042697 The Steam discussion topic! Joy and happiness, right here, folks.

Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 21 November 2015 - 12:11 AM

I have a Steam refund question. 

 

I read somewhere that Steam now let people request refunds on Steam purchases that have been played less than 2 hours, in case the game didn't run or sucked or something along those lines. 

 

Does this apply for physical purchases that are redeemed on Steam? I have the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition that I bought from BBY and although there's a game disc, it's a steam game and needs to be downloaded. So I'm wondering if, I install it and it just doesn't run well on my PC, can I still request a refund on it? 

No, meng.  It's only if you buy stuff directly on/from Steam.




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 07 September 2015 - 03:54 AM

After 43 hours, I've finished Picross e6. I also surpassed 5 million steps with my 3DS.

I've only got 1.5 million steps.  I used to carry it around with me all the time, even after switching to the XL, but then I guess I just got sick of my pants falling down.




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Posted by Jesse_Dylan on 25 August 2015 - 10:59 PM

I had a DS Phat in September or so of 2005 (10 years ago, sheesh). Good times! I bought a DS Lite as well, but that was it until the original 3DS. I like my New 3DS XL a lot. And I've still got a Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color (two, somehow), Game Boy Advance, two GBA SPs (!), a Game Boy Micro, two Nintendo DS Lites... I miss my DS Phat, actually.

So we're thinking they might be doing another "third pillar" deal, huh, a total handheld console relaunch with no backward compatibility. That probably wouldn't interest me for a good, long while, just like the PS4 doesn't. I'll stick with my Old New 3DS...

But seriously, Ikeda, you were the only person who bought anything in the DSi family. Do you keep it in a box with your Nokia N-Gage? :D