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  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 6 hours ago

    Man, I was waiting on these to drop, but oof. That's pricey. Might just jump on a machine with the 1080 instead. I definitely want to look more at some benchmarks, too.

    Posted in Nvidia's Super Powerful 2080 Ti Graphics Card Will Cost You More Than $1000

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 6 hours ago

    While it may be more difficult to find the Japanese ROMs for fan translations, I don't anticipate this crackdown being an issue for getting the translations themselves. Given that most authors distribute the translations via patches, and not pre-patched ROMs, there shouldn't be anything that any game company can crack down on, as copyrighted code isn't being shared.

    There is an issue with losing certain ROM repositories, although one has to guess it will just go underground a bit more like it did back in the day. I remember when I modded my Saturn many years ago, and you'd have to hunt around for FTPs from which to download ISOs. Certainly not ideal, but keeping a low profile will certainly keep some of these places safer than having a website that is so easily found.

    Still, I'd like to see a carve-out to preserve these games. They absolutely need to be archived, particularly ones that aren't actively being sold anymore. Many, as already noted, likely never will, due to legal rights being in limbo.Edited 6 hours ago by Unknown

    Posted in ROMs Play a Vital Role in Filling in the Gaps of RPG History

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 2 days ago

    Just finished up Dungeon Explorer II on the Turbo Duo.

    Posted in What Game Are You Playing This Weekend?

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 3 days ago

    I didn't care for NSMBU, for whatever reason. Although I know a lot of folks that loved it. I much preferred the previous Wii entry. I still have quibbles with the "New" line as a whole, mostly revolving around the physics and momentum. (This is also an issue I have with the new Donkey Kong games.)

    Posted in Report: New Super Mario Bros. U Coming to Switch

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 5 days ago

    Congratulations, you just got me to watch figure skating. :P

    I might have gotten goosebumps a few times, especially when "People Seized With Life" started playing. I love that track. Both Trigger and Cross have some of the best music in gaming ever.

    Posted in Chrono Cross' Intro Movie is Perfect. Let's Watch it Again

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 10 days ago

    Definitely looking forward to this. I've enjoyed the reboots a ton.

    Posted in Shadow of the Tomb Raider Highlights Lara's Moral Struggles, but Tombs and Puzzles Reign Supreme

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 12 days ago

    As someone that didn't really get heavily into the Genesis until the Dreamcast came out, I went bonkers and bought most of the RPG library on eBay. Phantasy Star IV was undoubtedly the best traditional RPG on the system, and can proudly stand among the 16-bit giants.

    Posted in The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #19: Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 12 days ago

    Got to admit, I got pumped seeing the reveal for Simon and Richter.

    Posted in Simon Belmont and King K Rool Join Super Smash Bros Ultimate's Character Roster

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 13 days ago

    As long as the platform makes money, why wouldn't they support it? The install base alone ensures a pretty strong audience, and there are lots of parents that aren't willing to give their kids a $300 gigantic piece of hardware, either. The 3DS still makes sense, even if the hardware is creaky at this point.

    Posted in There's a Reason the Nintendo 3DS is Sticking Around

  • Avatar for SargeSmash SargeSmash 14 days ago

    I'll still stick up for Other M. I know it is cool to hate on it (and was even then), but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I think there may have been more backlash to the story bits than the gameplay itself, which is a shame.

    Love that all these non-linear exploratory platformers are proving to be popular. We're definitely swimming in our metaphorical McDuck Money Bin as of late.Edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Metroidvanias Are Having a Moment