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Cake day: Jun 24, 2020


That look of betrayal when the driver hits the brakes, it’s beautiful.

Somehow, I don’t think that replacing the word “Capitalists” with specific examples and their histories would make the meme funnier.

That’s great and all, but will Nintendo Online be able to handle a twitchy FPS? Last time I checked, Nintendo’s online multiplayer offerings were kind of…crap.

I don’t see the connection. Can someone explain, please?

Everybody gangsta until their internet connection craps out.

I’m just now noticing that the handle retracted into the suitcase, trapping the “robber’s” hand. Pretty cool. On the other hand, those prongs look like a good way to poke someone’s eye out.

It’s also worth mentioning that of those systems listed, the WiiU can play WiiU, Wii and GC games natively, whereas the rest is emulation. I thought that was a pretty big deal.

Mmm, Felghana and Origins are the hardest entries in the franchise and as such are probably not a good entry point for beginners. Hard, as in, the first boss will kick your ass. That would probably just leave a bad taste in your mouth.

I would say good starting points are either Memories of Celceta or Lacrimosa of Dana. LoD is especially good. Monstrum Nox looks cool too, but I haven’t played that one yet, so I can’t say for sure.

I don’t know how many Ys fans we have on here, but Felghana has to be one of my favourites, especially the PSP port. And it looks like the Switch version is that with vastly improved visuals and a revamped soundtrack, which already was killer. Hopefully Memoire comes out in the west, too. Platforms other than the Switch would be good too.

How is the interface in DF nowadays? Back when the game was just in ASCII, it was clunky as hell.

I know. It’s just that the upright positioning of the switch in the picture isn’t exactly flattering.

I dunno. Looks like he’s already turned on.

Yes, there were a lot of PS2 games, but except for some rare Japanese titles that never reached the western market it was all the same expensive but boring mass market crap with fancy graphics.

Agree to disagree?

I suspect you remember it differently because you were a teenager easily impressed by fancy graphics at the time?

It’s part of the reason, sure, but I still do like to play PS2 games once every so often just because some games never made it off the system, like Burnout 3 (I don’t like Paradise’s open world). In fact, I softmodded my PS2 just recently so I can play games off its hard drive.

btw, if you enjoy Shadow of the Collossus, I would suggest emulating the PS3 version instead. I’ve seen powerpoint presentations that have more frames than the PS2 original.

It’s hard to say. The 90s are often lauded as the golden age, at least on PC, but games were fricking expensive back then! I think we have it pretty good now. Games are cheaper than they’ve ever been, but on the other hand, unless you’re buying a physical release or from GOG or itch if we’re talking PC, you don’t own the game, which sucks.

I’d say the golden age will be when we get rid of all DRM in games. Which should be, oh… *checks clock* …never. No way are the likes of Microsoft, EA, Sony, Nintendo, etc. going to allow their games to be distributed freely.

If you’re looking from the perspective of a PC gamer, then yeah, I see where you’re coming from. Console to PC ports only got tolerable relatively recently. But if you were playing on the PS2 at the time, it was soooo good. Even now, the versatility, not to mention the sheer size of PS2’s game library is insane.

What happened, or didn’t happen, in 2017-2018?

This is probably not a meme, so apologies for that. I do find it funny, though. …


Learn and play Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (it's a card game)

So I recently got this board game. It’s sort of, kind of like Magic: the Gathering. You play as a so-called Phoenixborn and you have a set number of hit points. When they reach zero, you lose. There’s a bit more to it than that, but that’s the gist of it. Alas, it’s kind of hard to get a match going…


Diablo Immortal is now banned in China

This is hilarious. Blizzard created Diablo Immortal with the express purpose of getting their foot into the Chinese market. Then some genius at Blizzard had the brilliant idea to make a post on Weibou (a social network in China) to make fun of Xi Jinping: …


GOG and IO Interactive are finding out what happens when you try to sell a game with online DRM on a DRM-free store

The game in question being Hitman: Game of the Year Edition, which has content locked away behind an online connection. The community is not taking the news well: …


Just in time for your daily dose of Schadenfreude. …