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General / Re: Where Are You At?
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:21:28 pm »
Born and always lived in and around the middle part of the UK. Don't hate where we live enough to move, don't like it enough that I wouldn't if we could :)

General / Re: Recently completed/finished
« on: November 30, 2013, 11:03:32 pm »
Makes me sad that Square Enix keeps releasing all these DQ games on silly ass phones/tablets instead of on actual consoles. :(

Wtf did they stop w/ the console-love after that - didn't DQ VIII sell pretty well?

Phones are popular, that's all there really is to it. When DQ came out the teaser website (with a link to the app store pages) and the server that DQ Portal uses (the app you launch the DQ remake from) were so overloaded they simply didn't work! It took half an hour even at midnight (Japan time) before I got through and that was nothing more than luck :)

General / Re: Recently completed/finished
« on: November 30, 2013, 11:46:33 am »
Finished the iOS version of Dragon Quest last night, making it the first DQ game I've ever completed (or even spent more than a few hours with) :D

General / Re: Buy It / Don't Buy It? (or Should We Start Rating Games?)
« on: November 30, 2013, 11:45:06 am »
I agree completely, and this is exactly why I refrain from doing reviews on my blog - and even when I do write reviews elsewhere I avoid scoring or anything like that.

So yeah, I'm happy to give *my* opinion, but if I do please don't take it as anything more than that.

I don't usually buy digital games, but I picked up Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition from Steam for six dollars. I honestly did not think I would convince my parents that I could play the game.  Its the first M rated game I have owned (except perfect dark for N64 I got in a game lot) and they were not overly enthusiastic.  It was basically an awkwardly silent room for a half hour while they read about it online and I paced the room ha.

You're making me feel very old  :o

But the good news is your parents care and do their own research - I can't tell you how many parents came into my old shop and thought GTA was a driving game because there were cars on the box :/

Classic Video Games / Re: Consolized MVS Solutions?
« on: November 29, 2013, 01:58:07 am »
The Japanese stuff's more common - same reason a Japanese Panzer Dragoon Saga costs£10 while a UK one costs £100+. The Neo Geo also has that collectors "scene" outside Japan too, where everyone's constantly trying to out e-peen each other - that bumps up the price as well :/

General / Re: What are you playing?
« on: November 28, 2013, 12:41:16 pm »
Jealous! I love a good roguelike :D

Classic Video Games / Re: Consolized MVS Solutions?
« on: November 27, 2013, 11:48:00 pm »
To (perhaps) clear up some confusion - the MVS and AES are both region free.

A US or EU MVS will play Japanese MVS games and a Japanese MVS will play US or EU games.
However, the language and censorship options are decided by the *motherboard*, not the game. So a US Fatal Fury will always play as Garou Densetsu on a Japanese MVS motherboard.
Some games have language select options. Some don't. In any case language options on an English motherboard tend to be English/Spanish, etc rather than English/Japanese.

The UniBIOS is a totally separate item from the Analogue Interactive CMVS, and the only link between the two is that AI will pre-fit one into their own CMVS's. You can, and IMO should, buy it yourself and pop it into your own MVS motherboard (as I mentioned in a previous post).

The UniBIOS completely replaces the original BIOS chip and allows you to boot a game using any region setting. This is possible because 99% of MVS games have all information for all languages/regions on the cart.

So you can still enjoy all the benefits of a UniBIOS without having to splash out on a CMVS! I have a UniBIOS in my own MVS motherboard, and I wouldn't be without it :)

Classic Video Games / Re: Let's Name the top 50 Arcade Cabinets?
« on: November 26, 2013, 11:24:28 pm »
It's actually about as cheap and common as arcade games can get ;)

45. Virtua Fighter 2

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: November 26, 2013, 09:49:54 am »

That's a real bummer! I'm guessing you were having security token issues? I hear a lot of people lose their recovery key.

Anyways, sorry to hear you're leaving FFXIV! I'm enjoying my stay there :D

I thought it was at first - my security token is a physical one I bought about five or six years ago - but when they did remove it I still couldn't access my account. :/

In any case, enjoy it for me OK? :)

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: November 26, 2013, 09:16:12 am »
I've completely closed my Square Enix account, which in turn deletes both my FFXI and FFXIV characters :(

It's nothing to do with the games themselves, but Square Enix' terrible support systems (not staff) - the whole system's riddled with stupid errors like "Please contact us using the button below", when there's no button there - and it's so badly joined up a support email sent by an EU user from the EU support page came back with a reply from the Japanese support staff a few days later, asking me to write my email in Japanese. So I emailed again, and when I did get an English reply back they told me they didn't deal with that particular complaint via email.

Anyway there's a bit more boring stuff after that, but the basic gist of it is that I couldn't access my account (to play or even check my billing dates) so I asked for help. Still couldn't log in even after removing my security token, changing my password and confirming my other details were correct; and when I simply asked to cancel the sub/remove my card (so I at least wouldn't be billed for a game I can't access) they told me that the only person that can do that is a logged in user. FML. I did eventually get to log in again, and when I did I cancelled my account - I can't afford to pay for a game I can't play, and I definitely can't afford to have my card details/billing options locked out at random with support apparently unable to do anything about it (FFXIV has a real problem with botting and hacked accounts at the moment too, which didn't help me feel any more confident). :/

Classic Video Games / Re: Let's Name the top 50 Arcade Cabinets?
« on: November 26, 2013, 02:41:23 am »
Number 30-Polybius ha, no really
Capcom vs SNK 2, incredible fighting game, wish I could get one


31. Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder

General / Re: What are you playing?
« on: November 25, 2013, 02:42:59 pm »
Tried out two new iOS games today - Cave's Donpacchin and Level 5's Wonder Flick (prologue, the full game's not out yet) - Cave are putting in minimal effort while Level 5 have made something a bit special :)

(Wrote a little post about both on my blog if you fancy a look)

Have a few Wonder Flick screenshots to drool over -

Classic Video Games / Re: Let's Name the top 50 Arcade Cabinets?
« on: November 24, 2013, 11:15:36 pm »
I agree. If this was a console list the equivalent would currently look something like this -

**Top 50 retro games list**

1. Sonic 2
2. Guardian Heroes
3. Super Mario Bros.
4. Playstation
5. DoDonPachi
6. Famicom


Classic Video Games / Re: Let's Name the top 50 Arcade Cabinets?
« on: November 24, 2013, 11:07:47 pm »
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game
2. Black Tiger
3. Golden Axe
4. Double Dragon
5. Hang-On
6. X-Men: The Arcade Game
7. Play Choice 10
8. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior or Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
9. Centipede
10. Galaga/Ms. Pac-Man 20th Anniversary
11. Neo Geo MVS

12. Daytona USA

It's just not an arcade without a sit down twin Daytona cab (or ideally, the eight player version)

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