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  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 1 days ago

    The best videogame sountrack purchase I've ever made was the Brigador Vol. 1 OST by Make Up and Vanity Set on cassette.

    Posted in Video Game Vinyl Soundtracks Come to Play-Asia

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 2 days ago

    I am not a fan of grinding. I prefer a game you can complete with no grinding if you have great strategy/tactics, and, alternatively, can grind a bit to brute force if that's your style.

    I also really like systems (like in Bravely Second) that let you scale random encounters and battle speed on the fly. Thanks for respecting my time game makers.

    Posted in Down With Grinding

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 3 days ago

    @CK20XX totally agree, though it seems this thing has an SD cardslot too....

    I think Nintendo's potential enhancements, like the announced online multiplayer coming to (at least a couple) NES games on switch will be a major selling point (and necessary) to make their offerings stand out when this stuff completely floods the market.

    Posted in Analogue's Super Nt SNES Emulator Wants to Do What Nintendon't

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 5 days ago

    Mario 64 was a huge jump for me. I remember the first time I went underwater and it became a slow motion flight sim. Blown away.

    The first Gran Turismo was a pretty big deal too.

    Now Forza 7 is pretty amazing when you view cockpit and see the changing crinkles of leather driving gloves, the raindrops blowing differently across the windshield depending on your turns and acceleration, and the working valves on the engine intake as you floor the gas. While the cars look just about perfect, the landscape could use some work (but things like the rocks in Dubai are great!).

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What Older Game Did You Think Had Graphics That Would Never Be Bettered?

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 7 days ago

    I'm kinda interested to know why they were charged with up to $150,000 instead of just banned.

    edit: apparently is there was some kind of for profit subscription service involved?Edited 1 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Epic Games Files Lawsuits Against Two Fortnite Battle Royale Players for Cheating

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 8 days ago

    And this doesn't even get into the pay to grind less transactions of World of Tanks or Mechwarrior Online. That stuff is the worst. I would've paid full price for both those games and World of Warships. I would've even bought something like an $80 or $100 version if it was just the game with the ability to unlock things without having to worry about gold coins and bonus consumable ammo damage and stuff. But instead I just play for about 8-10 or so hours before the grind gets unbearable and delete the game having never spent a penny.

    It sucks cause I want to try out a vehicle before committing to 10+ hours grinding for it or spending $50 bucks for a mech. Oh well.

    Posted in The Harsh History Of Gaming Microtransactions: From Horse Armor to Loot Boxes

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 8 days ago

    Mario Kart WiiU had a season pass from Nintendo earlier - and I thought it was a great deal

    Posted in The Harsh History Of Gaming Microtransactions: From Horse Armor to Loot Boxes

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 9 days ago

    Does the PC version of Pirates have the 4 player ship battles like console? That was a great party game.

    Posted in GOG's Weekly Sale Features Old School X-Com, Civilization, and More

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 14 days ago

    I think you guys are way overestimating the cost of a potential game boy classic.

    A new in box 2ds with a game is only $79.99. Take off one of the screens, gyro, analog stick, some buttons, possibly the battery, the game port interface and a lot of the power and you can whittle that cost down a decent amount. Please keep the headphone jack though! Sure licensing and the fact that there won't be more profit from additional games sold will eat away at the profit margin, but still, i think it could be pretty great.

    Posted in The USgamer Podcast: A Cuphead Review, SteamWorld Dig 2, Wrapping the SNES Classic

  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest donkeyintheforest 15 days ago

    @Vonlenska it's actually really similar to Treasure's Astroboy for the GBA, but with a lot more "squash and stretch." Astroboy can also trace his origins back to those old fleischer (and disney) cartoons as they influenced Tezuka heavily.

    Agreed, great piece. There are lots of old Fleischer cartoons on youtube if anyone is curious about them!

    Betty Boop - Red Hot Mama is a particularly relevant one to this game haha

    Posted in Cuphead's Difficulty Was Never at Odds With Its Animation Style