That's News!

  • Sony publishes a game for the Nintendo Switch.

    Youtube Video

    Not the most amazing news. But I thought it was interesting especially because they havmt worked together in a long time.

  • I'm on mobile so I can't post a lot, but I'd likr to quickly add that I also think the Pokemon developers are easily one of the most mediocre companies in the industry

  • I'm going to stop posting about Pokemon all together on these forums. People's opinions are just all together bringing me down. I can't really imagine feeling like it was ok to say that a series on the whole was bad or mediocre because they weren't to my tastes. I'm really just disappointed I guess and don't want to invite any more insults to something that means so much to me.

    In actual gaming news Atlus released a free PC Metroidvania game surrounding the Jack Brothers from Shin Megami Tensei. I hope to try the fan translation once it's done since right now it's only out in Japanese.

  • @michemagius After reading the previous 25-30 ish posts I wanted to respond in saying that it bums me out you feel you shouldn't post about something you love here. I read and thoroughly enjoyed your posts and I can clearly tell Pokemon is your game series, above all others. Your passion shows, and it is appreciated.

    To add my personal input about Pokemon, I dropped out after gen 4 because it introduced many changes I really didn't like, so the first three gens are the ones for me. I'm not a competitive player and I rarely go back through those campaigns any more, but I still enjoy them when I do.

    To your point about Final Fantasy not meshing with you, speaking as my favorite franchise, I totally get that. There are entries that are in my top 10-15 games of all time. And there are some I can't stand. But I completely agree with your point and it's because of that why I like the series so much: There is almost something for everyone. And as you touched on, the same is applicable for Pokemon.

    I understand the feeling of not doing so great reading someone's personal criticisms of something you hold dear. But, it shouldn't dissuade you from continuing to champion what you care about. I love Uncharted. Some people here hate it. I'm not into Zelda. I don't think I've met a community (or members of a community) that are more passionate about the franchise, and specific entries of said franchise, than here.

    And that's cool. I will sit here and state: I do find the Legend of Zelda, for the most part, interesting.

    Did I just potentially invite several comments questioning this, a couple at least negative? Sure. But that's my personal opinion. I respect the love and adulation, the defense and reasoning, the fervor and importance any given property has with each person. Much like yourself with Pokemon.

    Which brings me to the thing I am in absolute agreement with you the most on: Simply because I may not like something in no way is indicative of SOMEONE ELSE'S talents in game creation and as a result whether or not they are "bad developers." I don't make games. Having read up some on what people put themselves through, I never want to. People who put themselves through Hell to make something which at the very least will be decent to someone WILL, 100%, be shat on because the game doesn't mesh with those criticizing it.

    So The Legend of Zelda isn't for me. And spoilers, of the three Oct. 27 games, Super Mario Odyssey is the one that's unappealing. But in absolutely no way does that mean the teams who create those experiences are bad developers. Far from it. I would argue Nintendo is one of the best with its stable of talent in creating unique games that, as far as I have seen, never fail on a technical level.

    In conclusion, whether you do decide to cease discussing Pokemon, I appreciate the dedication you have for it and am happy to have read as much as I have of your knowledge on it. My apologies also for the long post as well. Personal opinion based declarative statements presented as fact do that to me from time to time.

    Love and Respect, and have a wonderful day.

  • So Neogaf is burning to the ground?
    Been away from internet all day (worked 5am to 9pm, then ended up having a surprise party thrown for me)

  • @Brannox This man gets it.

  • @DMCMaster I didn't know what you meant until I saw this.

    sexual assault charges

    What the...

    Hypocrite banhammer time.

  • @CGamor7
    Damn, although can't say I'm that surprised given how ban happy the site was against anyone with a different opinion.

    Wonder which place will take its place as "The Spot" for leaks and what not.

  • @DMCMaster I'm not sure the details, but if he's the owner and is found guilty he would probably be best off selling the site to a potential buyer. That place has value still. But again I'm not sure what the ownership details of that site looks like and how that would work. It would be a waste for it to disappear since there was value there. New blood might make it a more welcoming place too.

  • I'm very iffy on the details on this not really having read a lot on it and only seeing the occasional neogaf thread while looking random subjects, but I'm not really clear on why the site has gone down because of a scandal of it's founder.

    Is it in protest to him? to stop him from making a profit?, it just kinda seems weird to me that this would result in a fairly popular site shutting down.

    Sorry if I'm missing something obvious but my understanding of the events doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

  • @bard91 Yeah most of the staff left in protest to signal their virtues, at the end they had like 1 admin and no mods, and without the thought police banning people everyone left could finally speak openly, it was quite glorious from what I've seen.

  • Here's an updated article from Kotaku about NeoGaf. More info then I've seem elsewhere.

    If ppl want to discuss this in more detail feel free make a thread.

  • @Torigasa-Reta This seems to be quite a one-sided way of looking at things. I'd imagine most of the mods felt uncomfortable being associated with EvilLore and needed to distance themselves immediately. Referring to it as virtue signalling is a little...dismissive?

  • So on a not very exciting livestream the Atlus Switch game has been confirmed to be SMTV, no further details other than a teaser which looks appropriately dark

  • Nintendo Everything - Animal Crossing Direct announced for Wednesday in Japan, mobile game to be revealed

    alt text

    – 8 PM PT (October 24)
    – 11 PM ET (October 24)
    – 4 AM in the UK (October 25)
    – 5 AM in Europe (October 25)

  • @bard91 Ah, the return of the fabled nondescript shadow NPCs. It could be meaningless, but the original SMT 5 trailer had the Unreal 4 logo while the new one switched to the generic Unreal Engine one.

    Anyway, do the mainline SMT games feature worthy narrative attempts like the Persona series? Cause otherwise they'd just be turn-based dungeon crawlers, and the combat has alway been the least interesting part of Persona sooo...

  • @Haru17 I'm not super experienced with SMT tbh having only beaten Nocturne and Digital Devil Saga 1 and I guess Tokyo Mirage Sessions but I don't really count that as SMT, and some time with Devil Survivor as well.

    In my mind they all have interesting plots though I would say narratively I have never been as engrossed by one of these as much as I have with the Persona games, and that overall they are not as interesting in that aspect.

  • @tokeeffe9 FINALLY! I'm hoping this is as surprisingly good as Fire Emblem Heroes is.

    Also hopefully they'll give us a tease or something for the Switch game.

  • @tokeeffe9 said in That's News!:

    Nintendo Everything - Animal Crossing Direct announced for Wednesday in Japan, mobile game to be revealed

    alt text

    – 8 PM PT (October 24)
    – 11 PM ET (October 24)
    – 4 AM in the UK (October 25)
    – 5 AM in Europe (October 25)

    Sweet! This one has been a long time coming, the delay makes me suspect this will have a bigger scope than previous mobile games by Nintendo. Hopefully something that can really help pass the time until AC Switch!

  • GT Sport has gone to the top of the UK charts, apparently selling 3x more physical copies than Forza 7 - No actual numbers given.

    "Data from Chart-Track reveals Gran Turismo Sport, the first in Sony's long-running racing sim series to launch on PlayStation 4, had better week one unit sales than both the original Gran Turismo, which launched on PS1 back in 1998, and the last version, Gran Turismo 6, which launched on PS3 back in 2013."

    Interesting to see GT still sell well, even with some of the controversy around it. Owning the game myself though, I can say it's really good, if you can get past the big changes.