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Messages - ferraroso

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I am very thankful VGCollect exists!
Apart from it being a very user friendly online video game database and helping me in keeping track of my collection, the forum and its members are overall great!

I used to be part of some forums and Facebook groups for motorcycle riders, but once posts filled with references to Nazism (I don't mean anything that could be understood under the Godwin's law, I mean Holocaust deniers posting real Nazi symbology) became common place and moderators stopped banning far-right extremists, I knew it was time for me to go.

It may not be perfect, but for me, VGCollect represents an oasis of good vibes in this desert of hate that the internet is quickly turning into.

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General / Re: I just watched a documentary
« on: February 20, 2020, 01:29:43 am »
I understand that most Western gamers may now prefer digital over physical, but I don't see then latter going away anytime soon in Japan.
As for me, the day physical media dies will be the day I'll stop purchasing new video game releases (which would actually be pretty good for my wallet)...

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Well, I am not actually sure about what games are you guys talking about, but if I remember well, these niche Japanese games usually weren't even published in the West up to just a few years ago, so players should be kinda glad for having them (even if with some kind of censorship) available in the first place.
Now, if a game is being censored for portraing misogynistic themes, for condoning with sexist, homophobic or xenophobic behaviour or for depicting female characters as mere objects that exist only for satisfying men, I think that Sony (or any other company for that matter) shouldn't approve it to be published on their platform anywhere in the world...

However... I consider myself to be a #feminist, a #commie and, more than anything, a #SJW and, despite living in Japan, I'm (gladly) far from being what one would consider an otaku and I have to admit that this was the first time I've ever seen the word weeb (I had to google it) so maybe I'm not the right person to comment on a post like this...

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Video Game Database Discussion / Re: Duplicate List 2020
« on: February 07, 2020, 08:58:59 pm »
ASCII Capcom Pad Soldier MD

Original:
https://vgcollect.com/item/39671

Duplicate:
https://vgcollect.com/item/151372

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Classic Video Games / Re: Your Top Ten Recommended Nintendo 64 Games (text)
« on: February 07, 2020, 08:56:10 pm »
1- GoldenEye 007
2 - Star Wars Episode I: Racer
3 - F- Zero X
4 - Sin & Punishment
5 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
6 - Neon Genesis Evangelion
7 - Resident Evil 2
8 - Mischief Makers
9 -  Yoshi's Story
10 - Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

I tired focusing more on exclusive games, but there are some like Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Star Wars Episode I: Racer that, although released on other platforms, for me represent the Nintendo 64 more than any other platform. And Resident Evil 2 is here because of how it impressed me back in 2000 seeing how they were able to squish the contents of two PlayStation CD-ROMs into a single cartridge (and also because I find it to be one of the greatest games of all time)!

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General / Re: Your Opinions of the Xbox Halo Series
« on: February 07, 2020, 08:38:24 pm »
I used to work at an electronics shop when the first Halo: Combat Evolved came out and, even though I played in one of the store's TVs whenever we had no clients, I remember I never could understand the appeal it had on so many game magazines back in the day.
A couple of years ago, I decided to finally give it a second chance and... man... now I can finally understand why so many people love this series! Even though I still don't care for the story or even Master Chief as a character, the first Halos where soooo ahead of their time when concerning gameplay! Even though I haven't played anything past Halo 3 (and I'm yet to finish a game in this series), I can say I really respect it now!

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General / Re: Going Platinum
« on: February 07, 2020, 08:29:50 pm »
My first (and only) Platinum was in Need for Speed: Rivals.
The game is already pretty old, so it may be a little difficult to get the online trophies now, but I remember that I got its Platinum without even noticing...

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I've been so tired of zombie games the last decade... That's one of the reasons I didn't enjoy The Last of Us...

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General / Re: Do You Have A Hard Time Picking A Game To Play?
« on: February 07, 2020, 12:57:46 am »
I have to admit that I literally spend more time looking at my collection and thinking about what should I play than actually playing the games I own (and even when I do, I usually end up choosing something I've already played for decades... haha).

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For me, the most badass character in Dragon Ball (Z included) is Piccolo. I really like his whole arch coming from Goku's worst enemy to the point of raising his son. I think his relationship with Gohan is one of the most touching aspects of the whole Z saga.

On the other hand, the characters I respect the most are Kuririn, Yamcha, Chaozu and Ten Shinhan as, although weak (especially since the begining of Dragon Ball Z), they (almost) never shied away from battle!

And from a comedy stand point, I find Pilaf and his minions and Tao Pai Pai to be the funniest ones in the whole show/comic books.

As I grew up reading Marvel, it is pretty hard for me to choose between it and Dragon Ball, but as the latter is a much wider and older universe, I believe Marvel takes the cake in this one (even though I don't appreciate their newer movies that much...). And finally, I was never a fan of DC Comics, so I can't say much about it...

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Classic Video Games / Re: Game that Never Released that You Wish Had?
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:33:59 pm »
Weirdly for me it's Silent Hills.

Yeah... I really wish we could have played Silent Hills too...
Other than that, Half Life on the Dreamcast is a game that comes to mind...

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Classic Video Games / Re: Personal Hall of Fame
« on: February 01, 2020, 11:13:57 pm »
It doesn't mean I'd put most of these items in an all time video games hall of fame, however, these are the things that, for one reason or another, I usually display inside my glass cabinet.

From top to bottom:

- Sega Saturn PCB
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - Premium Package (PlayStation 2)
- Metal Gear (Famicom)
- Metal Gear (Game Cube Special Disc)
- Metal Gear 20th Anniversary: Metal Gear Solid Collection (PlayStation 2)
- Metal Gear Solid (Metal Gear 20th Anniversary) (PlayStation)
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty - Premium Package (PlayStation 2)
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence - First Print Limited Edition (PlayStation 2)
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes - Premium Package (PlayStation 4)
- Metal Gear Solid Vocal Tracks (Soundtrack)
- Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes - Premium Package Version (Game Cube)
- Sega Dreamcast - Regulation 7 Limited Edition with controller
- Sega Dreamcast - Hello Kitty Skeleton Pink Edition with controller, keybord, VMU and Dream Passport disc
- Ganbare Yukawa Senmu phone charm
- Ikaruga (Dreamcast)
- The King of Fighters '96 + '95 (Neo Geo AES)
- The King of Fighters '94 (Neo Geo AES)
- The King of Fighters '95 (Neo Geo AES)
- The King of Fighters '96 (Neo Geo AES)
- The King of Fighters '97 (Neo Geo AES)
- The King of Fighters '98: Dream Match Never Ends (Neo Geo AES)
- The King of Fighters '95 - Laser Disc
- The King of Fighters '98 - Character's Book
- Garou Densetsu Special Wolfgang Krauser plush toy
- Three Dirty Dwarves (Saturn)
- Earthworm Jim 2 (Saturn)
- Akumajo Dracula: Gekka no Yasoukyoku (Saturn)
- Segata Sanshiro phone charm
- Sealed copy of Layer Section II (Saturn)
- Set of Saturn stickers
- Game Processor RAM Cassette
- Tectoy Pense Bem (with activity books)
- Master System key chain
- Virtual Cameraman 2 (LaserActive)

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General / Re: Game Companies
« on: February 01, 2020, 10:41:51 pm »
Based on my collection, I think it must be pretty obvious that my favorite game companies are:

Sega (and its affiliated studios), (the old) SNK and the mighty Tectoy.

But there's also space in my heart for (in alphabetical order):

Activision (mainly in the 80's)
Bandai Namco (particularly Project Aces)
Bluepoint Games
Capcom
Hudson Soft
Kojima Productions
Konami (up to the early 2010's)
Naughty Dog
Sony Computer Entertainment
SquareSoft (not SquareEnix)
Treasure
Vanillaware (and all the other games developed by Jōji Kimatani before he established his own company)
To name a few...

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General / Re: Games With The Same Name Different On Other Devices
« on: January 31, 2020, 05:57:52 pm »
For me, Aladdin is the first game that comes to mind when I think of games with the same name on different devices.
The SNES and Mega Drive versions are very different and than, you have the Game Boy version, which you'd expect to be a port of the SNES, but no! It is derived from the Mega Drive game. Finally, you have the Master System and Game Gear versions which, as one would expect, are basically the same game, but that happen to be yet a third approach on the same property, but sharing some similarities with the... SNES game!
It is all kinda messy, but I find the Mega Drive release to be the best by far and one of the most beautiful games of that generation.

Game Sack has two videos covering this subject:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKgBn0bfPoM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3A6duiy998

And one of my favorite Youtube channels, Sega Lord X, also has a video on the differences between arcade and home releases of games that share the same name:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn9kuFqjQQ0

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General / Re: Do you love every game in your collection?
« on: January 31, 2020, 05:33:25 pm »
Of course not!
C'mon! If I did love everygame I own, I wouldn't have anything made by Nintendo... Haha

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