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by Joshihatsumitsu
May 8th, 2019, 11:27 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1786
Views: 263153

Re: Shmups

There was a time, many years ago, where I relied on eBay much more for older titles. Fortunately you discover other online sellers outside of that overpriced marketplace as time goes on, some of them being ex-eBay sellers too. Even including the price for proxy shopping, games from Suruga-ya are muc...
by Joshihatsumitsu
May 8th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1786
Views: 263153

Re: Shmups

I've been playing a little Darius, courteous of the Switch's Cozmic Collection. Like shooting fish in a barrel, if that barrel was outer space, and those fish were much bigger and mechanical. The Master System version, Sagaia, works pretty well. The SMS was the first console I had growing up, and th...
by Joshihatsumitsu
May 8th, 2019, 4:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4043
Views: 856555

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

I just wanted to quickly share a bit of very specific advice. It's the sort that some already know, but hey, maybe not. As you know, when you buy a physical version of a Switch game, you can redeem bonus Nintendo points. What you may, or may not know (depending on whether you've set up a Japanese eS...
by Joshihatsumitsu
May 6th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4043
Views: 856555

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

My memories of James Pond have less to do with actually playing the game (as I haven't), and more from the British gaming mags circa early 1990's, CVG etc. Pre-internet most of my worldly gaming knowledge (from an Australian POV) was CVG, or EGM, etc, and that formed a general perspective that the U...
by Joshihatsumitsu
May 5th, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928057

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Got any tips? I've come first on Beginner but best I've managed on Intermediate and Advanced is 4th and 5th despite no crashes or spins. Should I slow down and take good racing lines? Master powersliding? Cheat? Hmm.... as someone who falls is squarely in the "alright" level of gaming tal...
by Joshihatsumitsu
May 3rd, 2019, 12:12 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928057

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Thanks! Can't wait to watch that video after work (would look a little toooooo obvious that I'm not working terribly hard... one must balance the art of looking busy), but I did subsequently read the Eurogamer article regarding this, and yeah, it's a pretty awesome achievement. Watching my little po...
by Joshihatsumitsu
May 2nd, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928057

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

More Sega Ages love here with Virtua Racing on the Switch (via Japanese eShop, hopefully will trickle everywhere else). On one hand, yeah, it would have been great to include all the Megadrive/32x versions as extra content, but considering the difficulty of simply getting original source code , what...
by Joshihatsumitsu
May 1st, 2019, 11:42 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1786
Views: 263153

Re: Shmups

Can you return unused portions of the sandwich for a refund? And are the sandwiches I'm putting into superannuation going to be the same sandwiches I eat at retirement age?
by Joshihatsumitsu
May 1st, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1939
Views: 455690

Re: Videogame News

Here’s hoping that it’s “so bad it’s good”, because at the moment its... so puzzling...

I mean... Jesus... the design choices... at least Jim Carrey is being well fed by the scenery he’s chewing.
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 30th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1939
Views: 455690

Re: Videogame News

When I went to see Us at the cinema, I saw a Sonic poster just outside the door to that screening.

I'm glad I bought tickets to Us, because that Sonic movie looks pretty scary!
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 30th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928057

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

My copy of Darius Cozmic Collection (Switch - regular default/vanilla edition) arrived in the post yesterday, so I've been playing a small amount of Darius Gaiden in hand-held mode, and boy, is it ever so glorious! (This Eurogamer review outlines features and criticisms, for those more curious.) And...
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 30th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 605751

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

My system for what will sell is very simple: if it doesn't appeal personally to me - huge sales!

Case in point: Days Gone. There is a very good reason I don't work in the industry, because no one would ever make a profit.
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 29th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Watching?
Replies: 1503
Views: 408666

Re: Whatcha Been Watching?

Hey, are you looking for a movie to bond with your kids, but you've already watched all the Marvel movies many time over? Well pull out the old video player, ask Siri to pull up Alexa, drag your icon to the select menu, press initiate , jack into the matrix, and watch The Eyes of my Mother . Now, gr...
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 28th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1786
Views: 263153

Re: Shmups

Sorry! My bad, I should have been clearer about that!

Still... that Ketsui release is pretty damn good! I went with physical version with additional artbook.
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 27th, 2019, 11:56 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1786
Views: 263153

Re: Shmups

The actual best starting point is probably Dodonpachi, it's just hard to play without emulation. Fortunately, you can emulate it on basically anything. It's a pretty damn good starting point, as it probably wouldn't take too long for a newcomer to clear the first level after a little bit of practic...
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 25th, 2019, 11:57 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 605751

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Zombies? In a video game? At least Days Gone went where no other game went before, right? ...I was biting my lip all day not to get all snarky about this and then you just had to swoop in with all the grace and subtlety of a flying mammoth, didn't you? :lol: I couldn't help it!!!! ;) If I bite my t...
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 25th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 605751

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

Zombies? In a video game? At least Days Gone went where no other game went before, right?
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 24th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 10076
Views: 1928057

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

At first Konami's Arcade Classics Collection (or is it Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection?) caught my eye, and so it went onto the watch/wish list. Then, after reading a few articles , discovering the odd region-locked only version of titles, and limited features, it went right back off the watc...
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 22nd, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: The "Introduce yourself" thread
Replies: 698
Views: 259326

Re: The "Introduce yourself" thread

Welcome, and ramble on.
by Joshihatsumitsu
April 17th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Sony news and discussion thread
Replies: 2700
Views: 605751

Re: The Sony news and discussion thread

More powerful hardware has really not lead to better games. If anything, judging by the bloat in AAA titles, like they're not really sure what to do with all that power. The Switch is the least powerful, yet there's games. The PS5, 6, 7, etc can have all the power it wants, but eh... games first. I...