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rjejr

Happy half century to me.

Male, 50, United States

Does anybody care about the old cranky guy? Now get off my lawn!!

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#1

rjejr commented on E3 2016: This Is the Best Final Fantasy XV Vid...:

@Tasuki "There is no pretending to be fair about it"

Thanks, that's all I really needed to read.

"Lots of games have volcanos in them it doesn't mean that connects them"

And PG made lots of games, so Scalebound isn't connected to Nier any more than "that game that shall not be named" is connected to FFXV.

If we are discussing the game, which we are doing if we are comparing it to other games, that's what comparisons are, discussing things, then it is "on topic". The problem isn't us not understanding what "off topic" is, the problem is you people not understanding what "on topic" is, that's the real problem.

Not being allowed to mention another videogame that is comparable to the videogame being discussed is irrational. Almost all videogame discussions are comparions. Does this game look better than that game? Does this game play similar to that game? How are we supposed to discuss vidoegames if we aren't allowed to compare them to other videogames? Are we only allowed to compare games to TV shows and movies? I didn't see anybody asking us to stop when we compared Gone Days to the movie World War Z or The Walking Dead TV show, but heaven forbid we compare another game to "that game that shall not be named" and suddenly we are off topic.

That doesn't make any sense. And it's going to be hard for everyone at PS to enforce rules that don't make any sense.

@get2sammyb I really do miss the days when you ended every sentence with "yo" you know. I think we went 3 entire years w/o anybody being told to stay on topic. And we were happy when E3s were over, not simply exhausted. What a drag it is getting old.

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#2

rjejr commented on E3 2016: This Is the Best Final Fantasy XV Vid...:

@Tasuki "that have no connection to the article at hand"

But it DOES have a connection. Watch the video - if you are busy you can skip ahead to the 0:59 mark - then pause it. Look at the background. See the big volcano? Now scroll down and look at the picture I posted of the big volcano known as Doom Mountain in the Zelda series.

2 games, both shown off at E3, both with similar big volcano mountains in the background. How is that NOT a connection?

If you want to say - "You can only talk about what we allow!!!" - then say that. Don't say - "You can't talk about things that aren't connected." - when they so obviously ARE connected. If you are going to use the "Might over right" argument, then use it, don't bother pretending to be fair about it.

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#3

rjejr commented on E3 2016: This Is the Best Final Fantasy XV Vid...:

@Tasuki PG has made a lot of games - TMNT just released. Bayonetta. W101. Korra, but he brought up Scalebound and then went off on it - "is that Scalebound – despite being directed by the legendary Hideki Kamiya – looks like total dross" That's not a very nice thing to do, mentioning games just to denigrate them. If he would have just said "...Nier, made by PG, also currnetly working on Scalebound..." - but he didn't, he brought up a competitors "Exclusive" game and then insulted it. Had he not insulted it I probably would have never brought it up.

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rjejr commented on E3 2016: Who 'Won' E3 2016? Social Media Can't...:

@get2sammyb "Perhaps because the whole idea's dumb?" "We've absolutely no idea what the latter is, but we assume it's some kind of crap card game, right?"

Feel better now? Venting is good. I hope Ramsey doesn't show up or you're gonna be in trouble for talking about "the game that shall not be named". 48 comments in that other thread and none of them are mine.

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#5

rjejr commented on Poll: What Was Your Favourite PS4 Game at E3 2...:

@ShogunRok Did you write #14 before or after my long rant? I've kind of lost track of time, E3 always does that to me.

For the record, I wrote my post above before reading your comment. The title and point of the article seemed pretty on focus. But you are WELCOME just the same.

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#6

rjejr commented on Poll: What Was Your Favourite PS4 Game at E3 2...:

Father of War. I was so done w/ that series after GoW 3, never even thought about playing Awakening, but here I am wanting to play GoW again more than any other game at E3. And camera control makes me happy.

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#8

rjejr commented on E3 2016: This Is the Best Final Fantasy XV Vid...:

@ShogunRok We've moved on from Zelda and are talking about XC and XCX now, please try and keep up.

But seriously, XC is a JRPG, perhaps 1 of the greatest JRPG I've ever played, if you aren't going to let people compare 1 JRPG to another on a video game "COMMENT" section, where we are supposed to COMMENT, well then, I don't know what the COMMENT section is for.

Also, see the beginning of the title where it says "E3 2016". Where this videogame was shown.Well Zelda U is also a videogame, also shown at E3. So we are discussing what the tile says "E3 2016". If you don't want us to discuss "E3 2016" in a comment section, then don't put "E3 2016" in the tile.

I'm all for keeping things on topic, I don't want to read peoples recipes for kung po chicken or instructions for knitting a sweater or discuss the merits of declawing a cat, but we are discussing videogames shown at E3 2016. I really don't see how that can be viewed as going too far off topic.

But if you really feel the need to police things, go ask @get2sammyb why he mentioned Scalebound in a write up about Nier 2, b/c I really don't see any connection between those 2 games. Sammy gets to bring in Scalebound, we get to bring in Zelda U, what's fair is fair.

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#9

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Who'd Have Ever Thought NieR Would Ge...:

@get2sammyb Only on NL where I keep telling everybody how good Horizon and Witcher 3: B&W look.

And you started it this time by dragging Scalebound into a Nier article for not any reason at all I can think of, they aren't even remotely the same type of game. plbtttt

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#10

rjejr commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Games That Won E3 2016:

@Mahe It's easy to show the amount of people "not" talking about a game, just look for Gravity Rush 2 on that list. (I can't find it, but I'm old, wear progressive lenses, and my eyes really aren't that good.) If you can't make that very long list, then good or bad, lots of people aren't talking about you.

And I'm w/ you personally on Zelda. I spent all of the first day telling people how bad it looked compared to Wticher 3 Blood and Wine and Horizon. There's no "there" there, just big open areas of nothing. Like a bad indie game Sammy is always going on about, Flower, Journey, lots of nuthin.

2nd day things did get better though, Found out about over priced DLC wolf Link amiibo - can't be a AAA game these days w/o DLC or a $40 season pass, thankfully haven't seen one of those yet for Zelda, but I guess $50 worth of amiibo is close enough. Link actually found some trees to fill in the vast emptiness of the world. I never thought I'd be so excited to see a tree. Hang gliding and snowboarding look nice.

So for a Nitneod audience - who haven't had the opportunity to play Skyrim or The Witcher - this is a really big deal. And my kids have really sold me on it, very excited, they can't wait. And they've been gaming on PS2 and PS3 for 10 years so they arne't Nintnedo fan boys. They just like to have fun.

I'm really hoping there will be fun in this game, and they just haven't shown it yet. Maybe saving it for the NX reveal to get people to buy an NX.

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#11

rjejr commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Games That Won E3 2016:

@Pamela I like to think of it more as Zelda:Skyrim, but I can live w/ it as a Zelda "skin" for Skyrim. Though it's really more of a Zelda skin on the Minecraft Skyrim mod, graphically speaking.

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#12

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Who'd Have Ever Thought NieR Would Ge...:

@sub12 "Nintnedo is so far removed from the pulse of mainstream gaming"

I agree w/ that 100%, and I wonder if Nintnedo is going to try and embrace that w/ NX and get back to the casuals. Zelda might actually be the type of game that gets more mainstream press than gaming press. We haven't had a big new Zelda game since SS on Wii years ago, Nintnedo might try to wrangle some sympathetic nostalgia out of the public. Bundling Zelda w/ NX, alongside some family friendly gmaes, and Pikmin 4, maybe Luigi's Mansion 3 as well, may get people other than gamers - interested in the console. Family, kids, nostalgic adults, everybody but gamers. "Nostalgia" may be the NX gimmick.

Zelda still wins E3 though, but only b/c it is Zelda. If Horizon or GoW looked like that nobody would care about the game. I think Zelda may be poised for a comeback in a big way. People want more LotR and Hobbit, just look at all those fantasy Tv shows. If Nintendo really pushed Zelda w/ a TV series or major motion picture - preferably better looking than Warcraft - Zelda could be big again.

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#13

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Who'd Have Ever Thought NieR Would Ge...:

Scalebound had something off putting about the look, and of course the Dante wannabe was just horrific, but I really don't think this video was the right time to call it out. I could only watch the first 2 minutes before I couldn't take the brown any more. It reminded me a lot of a section in FF12 where you are walking around a desert, maybe it was in an oil field.

I do have high hopes for Nier, calling out Scalebound just seemed unnecessary. And besides, we all know Zelda won E3 anyway.

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#14

rjejr commented on E3 2016: This Is the Best Final Fantasy XV Vid...:

@get2sammyb Well I mentioned Zelda b/c I've been wanting Link to fly for the past 2 days, and the volcano really did remind me of Death Mountain. I have to admit though I only posted the pic for the 10 best E3 games list.

@ShogunRok Thanks. I'll take free flight and a close camera over on rails and a far camera.

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#15

rjejr commented on E3 2016: This Is the Best Final Fantasy XV Vid...:

aeroplane? I think you mean "skell".

I liked the addition of Death Mountain in the background at the 1 minute mark. Man, Link really needs a skell. Or a hot air balloon. Or a peregrine falcon to fly on.

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Big question - is that on rails or are they free flying?

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#16

rjejr commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Games That Won E3 2016:

@get2sammyb No Gravity Rush, you have a seriously weird taste in games. Ad uh, no PS4 or Vita. I am thinking about playing Journey though.

I probably should have known T7 was Ramsey. The trailer was nice, then they announced TTT2, and I got confused.

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#19

rjejr commented on Feature: 10 PS4 Games That Won E3 2016:

@Mahe @UVUVYCTXUHIV I see what you did there. But just b/c it's the only game doenst make it a bad game. Starfox Zero was basically the only game last year and I'd say it was split at best. If Zelda looked bad, the fans would say so. And Paper Mario looked good too, better for me than Zelda. And TMS#FE, for what it's worth, not my thing.

@get2sammyb My initial reaction to this news was - "We waited 2 years for this?!?" I was less then impressed w/ Zelda myself after watching GoW and H:ZD. But apparently lots of people think it's a great game, even my kids. There's no accounting for taste I guess.

But still, Tekken 7 and Gravity Rush 2? Maybe you should just have picked a top 5?

@JaxonH No PSVR games on the list? Maybe you should hold off on purchasing that for awhile. I'm happy now that Nitneod showed 30 minutes of Paper Mario. GoW and PM for me, I'm a strange man. The Horizon, then Zelda. Though I will say, Iliked Zelda 10x better today than yesterday, the world is slowly beginning to take shape, and Ifeel like something good will come. If nothing comes and it's just Zelda:Skyrim, I may not get it though. I need a villain and a danger to overcome. XCX was mostly exploration, little story, but it still had a story constanlty moving forward. Zelda must have a story, no?

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#21

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Sony's Surprised Microsoft Announced ...:

@finalstan "the reality isn't actually worse than it is."

I'd say Zelda being due out in 2015 - the very director of the game said it would be out in 2015 in December 2014, that was only days away - is worse enough for me. 2 years is kinda late. I can deal w/ a month or 2 or 3 like Uncharted 4 and No Man's Sky, but when any project is 2 years late, somebody needs to be fired.

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#23

rjejr commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Slips to Second Pla...:

@Frank90 If by Nintedo Super Anything you mean an amiibo and Van's sneakers, then OK, but I highly doubt a Ntinedo home console in 50 years when the PSX wold be out. I'm not even sure PS will make it to 7. PS5 is a given, PS6 very likely, but by PS7 we may all be jacking in like the Matrix.

@Mahe "21k, that's nothing"

Well, it's 18k more than Wii U and 8k more than 3DS LL sold last week. So it's a big imrpovement from last week, which is probably a better comparison than ancient DS sales.

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#24

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Sony's Surprised Microsoft Announced ...:

@Neolit @ToddlerNaruto "a cheaper and slimmer model"

And don't forget the bigger HDD. Can't keep it at 500GB forever, not when MS is offering 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. I agree the PS4 is already small, so a "Slim" might not be in store, but I've read numerous accounts of the HDMI port/chip not working w/ 2.0, it's only 1.4 or something, so a new "4k" port may be in order. I thikn Sony likes decorating that faceplate, so maybe the outside stays the same but the inside changes?

Depends I suppose on PS4k Neo timing and price, but I think 1TB at $349 is due. And $299 at Christmas is probable.

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#25

rjejr commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Slips to Second Pla...:

@themcnoisy Well I see the agree part, but not really the disagree part. Are you adding "financial constraints" into the mix, since handhelds tend t be cheaper than consoles, or simply that people spend all their money on $500 iPhones and $70 monthly bills so they have no money left for gaming?

I can agree w/ any of that, no disagreement necessary, it's still the decline of home consoles in favor of phones.

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#26

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Sony's Surprised Microsoft Announced ...:

@get2sammyb I'm ok with announcing games in advance, even years in advance, but just gt the freakin date right the first time and stop w/ the delays. First announce a year, then a season, then a date. And guess long, not short, under promise, over deliver.

Guess this woudl be a better place for my previous questions:

Wil there be a PS4 slim if PS4k Neo is a higher end model?
When can we realistically expect Neo?

I still think a Neo FFXV bundle would be a perfect starting point, Kingsglaive on 4k blu ray, but it is a Squenix game not Sony's so maybe not the perfect fit I'd like. But I'd have Sept 30th circled on my calendar for awhile now, just in case.

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#28

rjejr commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Slips to Second Pla...:

@Frank90 Home consoles are a dieing breed, no matter how well PS4 may ultimately sale, things are only going down, not up. If you add up Gamecube, PS2, Xbox, and Wii, PS2, Xbox360, and Wii U, PS3, X1. I mayave messed tha tup, but you get the idea, total home console sales are on the decline, smart tvs and tablets and set-top boxes and cloud computing mean they are never going back up.

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#29

rjejr commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Slips to Second Pla...:

@get2sammyb My point was, who will buy Neo, current PS4 owners looking to upgrade, or non PS4 owners? It makes a difference when trying to figure out the install game for game sale percentages. If its non-PS4 owners, that increases the install base, if it's current PS4 owners trading in their old models, or sticking them in the closet, that less total PS4 in use than sold/purchased.

And I'm still waiting to buy mine. you got an idea for an ETA in your head? Is 2017 the earliest or does holiday 2016 still sound realistic? That would make 3 years w/o a slim.

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#30

rjejr commented on E3 2016: God of War PS4's Set After God of War...:

@Neolit They would certainly need at least a few years gap for that boy to be any type of fighter. Maybe they can do one of those "seasons" montages where we see the sun and moon rise and set, the leaves fall, snow falls, grass grows, flowers blossom, 2 or 3 times thru. Or the quicker, they go to bed one night, fade to black, next morning the 11 year old kid is 17 w/ a goatee.

I just hope they don't go w/ what @bazza78 said, we've seen that story play out enough already.

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#31

rjejr commented on Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Slips to Second Pla...:

I didn't think there were 21k people left in Japan who didn't own a 3DS yet. Which makes me wonder if they already did? Which makes me wonder if I'll be thinking the same thing about PS4 sales when Neo releases? I wonder if MS will even bother w/ Scorpio in Japan? Model S maybe, small and white is nice.

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#32

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Sony Will Not Bifurcate the Market wi...:

You'll have the same experience, but one will be delivered at a higher resolution, with an enhanced graphical experience.

Same <> higher res and enhanced expereince
It's all about the "but".

And, just as I predicted, E3 winds up being all about the systems that arne't there, Neo and Scorpio. Surprisingly though, Ninteod is getting a pass on NX w/ Zelda. hmm

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#33

rjejr commented on E3 2016: God of War PS4's Set After God of War...:

@Neolit ninja'd me by 53 seconds. I also thought during the trailer Kratos would be dead in a couple of hours as it becomes even more like the TR reboot than it already is. Though of course he won't die, only mostly dead, like the Hound in GOT, but dead enough for this game. The son could bury him, and then during the credits you could see his hand pop up from out under the pile of rocks. Or something.

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#34

rjejr commented on E3 2016: God of War PS4's Set After God of War...:

Seemed like a sequel to me. It felt like a viking setting for sure, but once Kratos went into "spartan rage" well there really was no doubt, as no viking would have a "spartan" rage.

Son looked adopted, Kratos either killed his mom or watched her die.

I'm glad for camera control and non-open world. I like a little exploration but also like linearity and a story driven direction. This seems perfect for me. I really didn't want another GoW, was happy how 3 ended, never played Awakening, but this looks just different enough. And of course it's beautiful, I don't like brown, but gray is ok.

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#38

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Final Fantasy XV Has an Optional Turn...:

At first I just thought it was a pause button, and I didn't think it was that big of a deal, but then I realized you could control the camera and move around, so everybody else is paused, but you aren't. So it's like Max Payne or Matrix, only everybody else is frozen instead of moving slowly.

I'd probably want to do this for boss battles, though I'm nto really sure what he meant about it popping up automatically when you stop moving the controls. If it kept happening when I didn't want it to that would be very annoying. I'd rather it have an activation button like the old soft reset - Start, Select, and the shoulder buttons. OK, maybe less complicated than that.

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#41

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Sony May Have Pulled Its Big E3 2016 ...:

@sinalefa It was about 1:20, but a pretty good ride. If you aren't overly interested in PSVR I'd say skip the show - it had a 5 minute orchestral opening, no video, just music - and just watch a few trailers. Horizon Zero Dawn has an 8 minute gameplay vid that's really good, and GoW was good. I have no idea what was up w/ Kojima but some people liked it. Gone Days had a good trailer early on but the game play just looked like Last of Us 2 to me.

GoW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ_GCPaKywg
Horizon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Xx3MdqdgM

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#42

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Looks S...:

"It's a trap."

Really, they put that line in the trailer? It was all going so well until then.

Don't think we'll pay to see this in a theater, so expensive for a family of 4, but we will see it before playing the game.

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#43

rjejr commented on Reaction: Naughty Dog's Influence Looms Large ...:

Days Gone could have been titled TLoU2 and nobody would have known the difference. The trailer looked like it had an SoA influence, but the gameplay at the end took place somewhere between his brothers camp and that hunting scene w/ Ellie and those other guys early on. Of course the zombies had World War Z speed but the surroundings were the same.

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#45

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Did Sony PlayStation's E3 2016 ...:

@get2sammyb "The Crash Bandicoot segment."

Well guess I figured that, but "No!" new game and that Sklyanders segment was a no "No!" in an otherwise well paced event. That and Lego SW seemed really out of place w/ Kratos and the other killing machines. It's amazing how such a bunch of terror filled and depressing trailers can make people so happy. No wonder gamers have such a bad rep.

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#46

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Did Sony PlayStation's E3 2016 ...:

@Gamer83 "same trap"

It's only a "trap" if it fails, if it works it's a "marketing strategy".

I'd say it's certainly a quantifiable success for Sony this gen, so far, w/ PS4 sales. And Xbox 1 has done ok, outside of Japan, compared to Xbox 360, just not to PS4. Nintneod can certainly be accused of falling into a trap and left to die a slow and tortuous death with it's reliance on gimmicks.

Sony - 3rd person action.adventure/platforming
MS - FPS and racing
Nintendo - 2D platformers and gimmicks

The NX gimmick better be the home and handheld consoles play the same games and both are priced at $199 each. Even then they can't compete, but may survive enough.

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#47

rjejr commented on E3 2016: Just Dance 2017 Will Boogie on Down t...:

@get2sammyb "Why does this article have comments?" You crack me up.

Well technically the article doesn't have any comments, it's just BLPs and I chatting in private, so if you don't mind... (I figured you'd be too busy to notice anything off topic this week)

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#50

rjejr commented on Round Up: What Did Sony Announce At Its E3 201...:

@get2sammyb This, even more than last year's E3, should make you happy all those years ago you left NL to start PS.

The NL E3 round-up list is going g to look like this:
Zelda has a title
Pokémon has you catch monsters

Tell Ramsey he's a lucky guy too.

Then again, they do get a lot more sleep than you do. Guess there's always a trade-off.