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I didn't know this was a thing, Vitual Novel games? But this Doki Doki Literature Club 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doki_Doki_Literature_Club! popped up on my steam rec list. It was described as horror, not suitable for minors etc, yet it had this totally candy coated cutesy Anime look. Was surprised at how much it drew me in. You are invited by a kooky female friend to join a literature club with 3 other girls, and get to know them from a series of flirtatious conversations. You can impress them by picking words that correspond to a specific girls' personality traits when choosing words to make your own poem. It gradually gets into dark psychological territory and the ending I reached was depressing to put it mildly. I wouldn't mind trying out some more of this type of text based games, kinda nice to have a little collapsable story window to dip into now and then. Found this one which looks p interesting https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Dark 

Steins;Gate is often recommended as being the best visual novel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steins;Gate

VA-11 HALL-A is another nice one, where you play as a bartender in a Cyberpunk future, that has a PC-XX graphics style.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VA-11_HALL-A

 

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Party foul on Pokémon, monsters that don't appear in the new Switch games can't be imported from Pokémon Home?  That's gonna route the competitive scene, and probly turn off older players with huge collections of Pokes.

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as long as metagross and mimikyu (my two competitive shiny pokemon) are in sword and shield i don’t give a fuck.

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4 hours ago, Rubin Farr said:

Party foul on Pokémon, monsters that don't appear in the new Switch games can't be imported from Pokémon Home?  That's gonna route the competitive scene, and probly turn off older players with huge collections of Pokes.

Makes sense if you think about it - they'd have to make new/update 3D models of EVERY Pokemon that's ever existed to support that...

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On 6/10/2019 at 12:33 PM, o00o said:

Is this based on a book he wrote? 

naw, according to an interview, Miyazaki came up with the idea for the game and then reached out to Martin to ask if he wanted to participate in some way, to which Martin 'helped fill out the world and add in stuff' basically. i didn't even see anything saying Martin 'wrote' a damned thing, i figured maybe he'd be doing some of the dialogue or something, as that's likely where Miyazaki/From could use the most help from someone like Martin? wasn't said if so, may be stuff they'll reveal later (Miyazaki did seem cagey about details as usual)

but basically, it looks like Dark Souls. which is fine by me. :D

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons looks great (knew it would get delayed into 2020):

 

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On 4/22/2019 at 5:28 PM, Nebraska said:

 

cool. kinda reminds me of the atari vcs with their over-powered quad core system and overclocked chip

 

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atari vcs is now ready for pre-orders despite you won't get it until march 2020

https://atarivcs.com/

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2 hours ago, Joyrex said:

Makes sense if you think about it - they'd have to make new/update 3D models of EVERY Pokemon that's ever existed to support that...

Time was the important factor, it has to be finished by November.  But there's an understandable backlash brewing on reddit, etc. that no doubt Game Freak will notice.  I expect an update eventually, or more Switch sequels with older Pokémon included.  There's no point in sending Pokes to the Home app from Bank if they're just stuck there forever, and you're paying a fee to do that.

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7 hours ago, Joyrex said:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons looks great (knew it would get delayed into 2020):

 

Agreed. I'm gonna be geeking out on this.

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On 6/11/2019 at 1:33 AM, ambergonk said:

(Do I really want to slide back down the gaming rabbit hole tho...)

nah.

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5 hours ago, Nebraska said:

atari vcs is now ready for pre-orders despite you won't get it until march 2020

https://atarivcs.com/

I see another Ouya…

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20 minutes ago, oscillik said:

I see another Ouya…

this thing has had troubled progress since it was announced. there was incidents of them showing it off at trade shows, and the thing was essentially an empty casing with PC running emulator insides or something really bizarre. and the press person was asking questions and the people were really deflective and unable to give any concrete details to any of the questions. and then when the video was being shared around, the atari people were issueing take downs and started spreading bullshit garbage talk on the internet calling the press liars and just going off on weird tangents. cbf looking it up but the vibe of this project from the start has been really stinky and mismanaged and bad looking. 

as far as i can tell, atari is atm just a name that gets sold and bought around.. and has nothing to do with 'atari' atari. just people releasing an ouya piece of crap with the atari branding. 

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This is a thing

 

 

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this is also a thing ❤️

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5 hours ago, yekker said:

This is a thing

 

 

I still have my Turbo Express somewhere.

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Completed Void Bastards. I think I'm about 10% thru Gato Roboto now. So I'm gonna make that my gaming priority for the time being.

The more I think about whether to buy a new rig for next big AAA titles though, the more it seems like a waste. Maybe I should learn some new music software instead. Or try rock climbing.

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10 hours ago, yekker said:

This is a thing

never had or even knew anyone with a turbo grafx 16 so this is one of those i'll probably skip. i really wanted to get the neo geo mini but instead of making it look like a neo geo they made it look like a miniature arcade cabinet. what the hell were they thinking? why was it so difficult to just make a miniature aes?

in other news, i'm getting more and more excited for the genesis mini- not so sure about the extra pieces of plastic though i guess it's a nice touch

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1 hour ago, Nebraska said:

never had or even knew anyone with a turbo grafx 16 so this is one of those i'll probably skip. i really wanted to get the neo geo mini but instead of making it look like a neo geo they made it look like a miniature arcade cabinet. what the hell were they thinking? why was it so difficult to just make a miniature aes?

in other news, i'm getting more and more excited for the genesis mini- not so sure about the extra pieces of plastic though i guess it's a nice touch

I think a part of making it like a mini Japanese-style arcade cabinet was to differentiate it from the NEO·GEO X put out previously which was horrible.

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11 hours ago, bitchroast said:

this thing has had troubled progress since it was announced. there was incidents of them showing it off at trade shows, and the thing was essentially an empty casing with PC running emulator insides or something really bizarre. and the press person was asking questions and the people were really deflective and unable to give any concrete details to any of the questions. and then when the video was being shared around, the atari people were issueing take downs and started spreading bullshit garbage talk on the internet calling the press liars and just going off on weird tangents. cbf looking it up but the vibe of this project from the start has been really stinky and mismanaged and bad looking. 

as far as i can tell, atari is atm just a name that gets sold and bought around.. and has nothing to do with 'atari' atari. just people releasing an ouya piece of crap with the atari branding. 

Yeah, Atari is just a name these days - any semblance to the company from the 70's and 80's is long gone (and one could argue the Trammel bros. were responsible for killing off Atari long before it got bought and sold repeatedly).

And $249.00 USD for that? That's absurd.

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6 minutes ago, Joyrex said:

I think a part of making it like a mini Japanese-style arcade cabinet was to differentiate it from the NEO·GEO X put out previously which was horrible.

but the neo geo x wasn't miniature sized and basically was just an empty shell of an aes that hid the neo geo pocket when you plugged it to the tv. i think my problem with the neo geo mini being in arcade style is that it just doesn't look comfortable playing games on such a small cabinet, while also looking awkward when plugged into a television.

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Just now, Nebraska said:

but the neo geo x wasn't miniature sized and basically was just an empty shell of an aes that hid the neo geo pocket when you plugged it to the tv. i think my problem with the neo geo mini being in arcade style is that it just doesn't look comfortable playing games on such a small cabinet, while also looking awkward when plugged into a television.

I had one, and no, it's not comfortable at all. Purely a gimmick, and as I said, probably to separate it from the NGX.

My biggest issue with the NG Mini was the games selection, and how the US release had different games than the Japanese release, despite the titles having come out in both regions. It's not like they couldn't have fit the entire AES/MVS library on there, but I guess that would preclude them selling limited-edition ones like they are now:

Image result for samurai shodown neo geo mini

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those cabinets remind me of the arcade keychains with old games like space invaders and pacman etc. they work better as decoration pieces but aren't practical to use as a gaming device

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21 minutes ago, Joyrex said:

I had one, and no, it's not comfortable at all. Purely a gimmick, and as I said, probably to separate it from the NGX.

My biggest issue with the NG Mini was the games selection, and how the US release had different games than the Japanese release, despite the titles having come out in both regions. It's not like they couldn't have fit the entire AES/MVS library on there, but I guess that would preclude them selling limited-edition ones like they are now:

Image result for samurai shodown neo geo mini

The controllers were crap too, right?

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4 minutes ago, Nebraska said:

those cabinets remind me of the arcade keychains with old games like space invaders and pacman etc. they work better as decoration pieces but aren't practical to use as a gaming device

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Or 

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I have ms pacman and qbert

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16 bit mode in Dragon Quest XI S actually looks pretty cool.

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