• Articuno76’s Activity
  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Do Japanese people own mirrors?. on the Games Discussion board

    Actually it's (relatively) common for Japanese people to have double eyelids. There's even a word for double-eyelid in Japanese. The characters in Japanese games aren't a fantasy of what the people ma...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Final Fantasy Type-0 coming March 2015 Worldwide (Trailer). on the System Wars board

    This goes far above and beyond your typical HD remaster. The characer models, lighting, shading and even the textures and models for enemies aren't simply upscaled PSP assets but new high quality asse...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Why are PC games never hyped like console games?. on the System Wars board

    Really long development cycles and extended beta/alpha phases probably has something to do with it. It's harder to hype something when it's already been available to play for free for months (sometime...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic PS4 buzzing - Stops when I hold PS button. on the PlayStation Discussion board

    Sure it's not the disc drive? I know that thing can be really noisy when it is installing/authenticating a game on launch. And it might be possible that holding the PS button stops that process? I du...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Sony forecast 40 billion Yen Loss. on the System Wars board

    @sts106mat: Translation: No, anything but logic! I'm melting! Melting!!!!

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Sony forecast 40 billion Yen Loss. on the System Wars board

    @nervmeister said:"Gaming side of things however...damnSony's Game and Network Services division, of which PlayStation is a part, enjoyed sales of $2.55bn during the quarter ending 30th June 2014 - t...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Final Fantasy XIII teased for PC release. FF IV released.. on the System Wars board

    The real question is why hasn't this happened sooner? The engines cross-platform scalability was one of the things they played up early on.

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic PS4 remote play is... horrible. on the PlayStation Discussion board

    @maxwellcolumbia said:We have a netgear router, and one of the first things recommended to me was to download a free app from Google play store to view the local access points in the area and see thei...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Are video games sexist - By an actual feminist. on the Games Discussion board

    @Revan_911 said: This is Christina Hoff Sommers , she's a former philosophy proffesor and a second wave feminist, someone who actually fought and suffered for feminist rights. Those are some prett...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Graphics Don't Matter - Hypocritical?. on the Games Discussion board

    They matter in so far as much that they shape presentation (do the visuals evoke what the developer was going for?) and functionality (can you clearly see/differentiate what you are supposed to?). The...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Jesus, the PS4 is a cheap looking and poorly built machine.. on the System Wars board

    Yep. Cheap mass produced Chinese made stuff. I've already had the rubber run down on the sticks and now even that has begun flaking off revealing the hard plastic underneath. And this is just from int...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic RPGs for girls. on the Games Discussion board

    Trails in the Sky: First Chapter (PSP/PC) comes to mind straight away when I think of RPGs fronted by heroines.

  • Articuno76 posted a new blog.
    My 100th Blog: On my stint as Videogames "Journalist"

    It feels like months since I've written anything, and perhaps that's because it has been. Back in January I started taking on a volunteer role for an upcoming videogame website. My Japanese-English bi...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Bayonetta 2, dips to below 30FPS. on the System Wars board

    I only watched bits here and there but it looked to me like the framerate was rocksolid.Variance was generally within around 4 frames - which is neglible on 30FPS+ framerates. It's drops at lower fram...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic help me find this NDS date game. on the Games Discussion board

    @goldmaxz: Not anything I've played and it's hard to narrow it down based on what we know:Some kind of dating sim (?) for the NDSYou play as a salary manThere may be 4-5 women to wooThe first stage t...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic ps4 eject error question. on the PlayStation Discussion board

    @ghost2046: Either, or

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Why do you keep preordering games when they keep flopping?. on the System Wars board

    I don't pre-order games so much as pre-purchase them. Some games are bad, but you want to play them anyway so you can be part of the conversation/history of that series. It's normal for me to put mone...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Why reviews shouldn't matter all that much to you. on the Games Discussion board

    @thehig1 said:I don't find reviews helpful at all, all to often I'll have a different opinion and like some games scored low, or hate or high scoring games. I find watching gameplay videos with good ...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Are woman really the problem?. on the Games Discussion board

    I'm not sure relying on certain accents for characters is a trope, rather it's cultural cachet. Everything fantasy based does something similar to The Witcher with accents be it Lord of the Rings or G...

  • Articuno76 posted a message in the forum topic Can X1 close the sales gap between itself and ps4?. on the System Wars board

    No it can't catch up. At least not with some kind of exclusive appearing out of nowhere to captures a massive new audience (something you can't count on happening. You can't engineer that).The two sys...