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fchinaski

fchinaski

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#1

fchinaski commented on Feature: What Are August 2014's Free PlayStati...:

Wait, then Proteus and Fez will be up for grabs for the VITA as well? If yes, then along with Metrico it's a VITA only month for me. (Although I'll get Road Not Taken for when I get a PS4 just because of that Robert Frost reference).

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#4

fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

@ThreadShadow Fair enough. We obviously don't see eye to eye in this subject (which is perfectly fine BTW). I believe there's more to human nature than the consistency you talk about, and that violence will always be part of human psyche: the trick is learning how to deal with it — I personaly think violent entertainment is one of the most harmless way to do so. Inconsistency is part of life and human experience as well, it's up to us to trace the boundaries of it with our own moral compasses. But I think we both made perfectly clear to each other where we stand on this.

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#5

fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

@ThreadShadow Look, I don't want to keep feeding this discussion, but I have to say one last thing.

I don't play games to achieve a higher level of consciousness or become a better human being, there are other things (real things you know) that help me with that in my REAL LIFE. (Helping others/ being a good husband, parent/ having a decent work ethic and values.)

I play games for FUN, and my idea of fun includes (but it's not limited to) pretending to be a digital ninja from hell that can cut imaginary adversaries in pieces. Or watching a real gory movie.

Stop acting like this is a sign that society is doomed. Or that we are becoming worse human beings BECAUSE of it.

As I said before, there is nothing wrong with it not being YOUR cup of tea, but certainly there is nothing wrong with it beign mine or anyone else's.

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#6

fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

@Deadstanley Well put. It can also be argued to be beneficial in a sense that allows us to harmlessly tap into the violent side of our nature in a "escape valve" kind of way. Representations of violence can also arguably function as a stress realese regarding cold hard facts of nature such as our mortality and organic nature (we tend to prefer to forget that we're basically a sentient walking bag of bodily fluids, lol).

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#7

fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

Oh, I also think it's perfectly fine if it's not one's cup of tea. And everyone has a right to have their own tastes and limits when it comes to violence in entertainment. What I don't like is the self-righteousness and moral judgement that almost always sneak in everytime the video game violence issue comes up.

And once and for all:

You can't blame artistic depictions of violence for real world violence. On the odd chance that real world violence seems influenced by fake entertainment violence, there are always, ALWAYS, major determining factors that are the real culprits, such as untended mental disorders, parental neglect and so forth. Censorship is NEVER the answer, in fact, it's a scapegoat for our inablity to solve much more complex problems that can create violence.

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#8

fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

@Gemuarto I meant the same people always come back to criticize violence on games but also comeback to watch the next gross stuff that comes out from "perverted" minds, not that they'll keep watching this one video on repeat, but anyway.
And you can get out of your high horse now that you showed how unknown people on the internet are perverted and sick because they like violent games.

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#9

fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

@ThreadShadow You mean a real ninja from hell choping the face of a real ice ninja from an ice ninja clan?

Also, I find it funny how the anti-violence on entertainment crowd love to criticize fake violence (emphasis is on fake) but keep coming back to watch it and criticize it again. Guilty pleasure anyone? Live and let live, no ninjas were harmed in the making of this game.

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#10

fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

Very good one it seems, but on par with MK9's level of violence I guess, only more technically impressive from what (little) we can see. I don't find it much more gross then some of the grisly ones on MK9. Also, I think there should be more blood gushing from the split head/brain — the blood shouldn't just leak and puddle from THAT, should it? But don't mind me, I'm a gore hound and horror flick buff, so...

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#11

fchinaski commented on Sorry, Freedom Wars Will Not Receive a Retail ...:

Well, that's disappointing. But judging by the way physical releases for the VITA collect dust on the shelves of the stores where I live, I can't say I'm surprised that even big releases are starting to go digital-only. With so many good digital-only titles going on sale periodically and with PS+ freebies on top of it, the only game I have physical for my VITA is Gravity Rush. There are plenty more I want to get physically, but I end up not buying them because there's always something else to play/buy on discount on the PSN store.

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#14

fchinaski commented on PS4's Secret Ponchos Will Be One of Your Free ...:

@thedevilsjester Yeah, I also like when something big that's not usually my cup of tea comes out on the IGC; gives me the chance to try out big releases that I would not get to the trouble of buying physical and certainly wouldn't buy digital. In fact, one of the good things of PS+ for me is that it broadens my gaming habits. But when it doesn't happen, I'm usually pretty happy with smaller offerings.

They should make it more balanced though, it's not like the PS3 for instance doesn't have a huge backlog of AAAs that haven't got to be on the IGC yet.

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#15

fchinaski commented on PS4's Secret Ponchos Will Be One of Your Free ...:

I know most will disagree, but I'm totally ok with having smaller games for the IGC, since I generally like to buy big retail releases physical.

Having smaller games that interest me for "free" makes me have more budget for bigger releases when they come out on retail, since I almost always only buy digital when I have no choice. So IGC for digital-only smaller games + more money for retail releases is a win-win situation for me.

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#17

fchinaski commented on E3 2014: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Regales Its T...:

I don't really get how the whole remote play thing works since I only have a VITA and a PS3 and remote play sucks on the latter, but wouldn't it be possible to play this on VITA via remote play? Obviously is not the same as a VITA release, but still...

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#18

fchinaski commented on E3 2014: Suda 51's New PS4 Exclusive Let It Di...:

@SimonAdebisi Totally with you there. It's incredible how people can stomach ultraviolence if it comes in the "right" package. Everytime something comes up that shows violence under an unappealing light, in a way that makes us cringe like violence SHOULD do, everyone goes oh no, they shouldn't be allowed to do that, that's offensive. Of course it's offensive, it's violence for Christ sake. If people want to be so rigtheous about it, be coherent enough to rant about shows/games that glorify violence as cool, awesome and artsy.

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#22

fchinaski commented on Naughty Dog Struggling to Squeeze The Last of ...:

@charlesnarles Not on the PS3 apart from special collector editions, but usually only with a normal CD with bonus material. Why would anyone launch a two blu-ray remaster?
Anyway, I'll get it when I eventually buy a PS4. I like how Naughty Dog seems to be using this definitive edition to see what they can do with the PS4.

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#23

fchinaski commented on Review: No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! ...:

I tried and it's very fun indeed! I'll probably dish some cold hard cash for the full experience sometime in the future. My only complaint is the absence of online multiplayer at this day and age with a totally unexplainable ad-hoc multiplayer mode instead — WITH AN UNATTAINABLE TROPHY TO GO WITH IT.

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#25

fchinaski commented on Drinkbox: People Don't Understand the Purchasi...:

I have my VITA since last Christmas and already have 14 digital-only games and only one physical (Gravity Rush). Most of the digital games I got on seasonal sales, which coupled with PS+ give me insane discounts. So in less than 5 months I bought 15 games, or 3 games per month, and plan to get Retrocity Rampage, TxK and OlliOlli on Easter sales — so I reckon he's got a point.

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#29

fchinaski commented on Would You Like to Change Your PSN Username?:

My user name is a mix of an abbreviation of my real name and the year I've purchased my PS3: fabmorais_2011. Not very clever or creative, and sometimes I'd rather change it, but I don't think I would even if I could.

As for the player rep system, I can see it being easily abused, specially in fighting games, where newer/weaker players would get downvotes all the time from more experienced/arrogant players.

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#32

fchinaski commented on Sony: PlayStation Vita Is Proving to Be a Big ...:

@Paranoimia If I wasn't such a fool for indie stuff and bizarre japanese titles I would be disappointed as well. There's no doubt that the VITA took a completely different direction when compared to the way it was advertised in the beginning. It was pushed as a powerhouse built to match PS3's performance and visuals, but you can count on your fingers the titles that live up to this promise — and they are less still if you don't count direct ports. I'm quite happy with the way things are turning out, but I totally understand the dissapointment.

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#33

fchinaski commented on Sony: PlayStation Vita Is Proving to Be a Big ...:

I find it interesting that the 3DS had an absolutely amazing 2013 in terms of exclusives, but there are nowhere near as many good titles announced for 2014 yet, while the VITA is looking good this first semester when it comes to games. Let's see if it holds up from the second semester on.

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#35

fchinaski commented on European PlayStation Store Doesn't Escape With...:

Well at least it's here: I've been patiently waiting for Dragon Fantasy II and still no word about an EU release. The guys at Muteki Corp. keep on saying that they submitted the game to SCEE and are waiting for their response. Sorry for the off-topic rant, but sometimes SCEE just sucks.

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#38

fchinaski commented on Critically Acclaimed Fez Invades Sony's Consol...:

Two things:

1) I couldn't care less about who Phil Fish is as a person as I fully believe that people can be difficult and flawed and still deliver inspiring and interesting games, music, films, books, etc. I'm not interested in moral judgement, I'm interested in good art.

2) The indie scene is here to stay, and it's a good thing. There's a lot of junk, but there's also a lot, I mean, A LOT of junk coming from big developers. Variety is nice. The fact that the little guy can also publish his game in today's gaming environment is also nice. If it's not your cup of tea, don't play it.

But I'm glad that we came to a point where the industry can benefit from a lot of different perspectives when it comes to game development. It helps video games to stay fresh and prevents the medium to grow stale and samey.

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#41

fchinaski commented on PlayStation Vita Slim Weighs Down UK Retail fr...:

As I said before, boy I'm glad I bought the original one last year. I reckon they'll get harder to find new on retail by the minute, and I would be very dissapointed if I only had this one as an option. And frankly, keeping this price tag for an inferior model is Sony being Sony at their worst.

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#42

fchinaski commented on Store Update: 29th January 2014 (Europe):

Does anyone know if the unavailability of certain games in some European countries tends to be temporary, or does it mean that some contents will probably never come out in some countries? I was interested on Mystic Chronicles, since I find Kemco's mobile RPGs quite charming and it would nice to play one with a d-pad and actual buttons, but I see that it's not available in Portugal... :/

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#44

fchinaski commented on Slimmest Ever PlayStation to Be Unveiled in th...:

My money is also on the PSVita slim — and if it is, boy I'm happy to have bought the first model last Christmas, since this will probably mean that the cheapest version will become the norm, rendering that gorgeous OLED screen obsolete.

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#45

fchinaski commented on Is Konami's Bloody Castlevania: Lords of Shado...:

The first one was good, but it had quite a few flaws. Some of them we already know that they've fixed for this one, such as the fixed camera, but IMHO the first one suffered from:

1) horrid hand-holding at times, while managing to leave you stuck at others due to bad level design.

2) tiresome gameplay broken down in too many chapters/subchapters with way too many cutscenes — I've never had the feeling that I was playing a fluid multilayered game like Castlevania should be, with all those interruptions!

3) Bad music. Yes, bad music, nowhere near the wonderful scores from previous ones and resorting to newer action games soundtrack cliches.

But it was a pretty good and enjoyable game nonetheless, so I'm hoping that LoS2 will be a more refined and polished effort from what I hear.