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>Playing game on XBOX HUGE
>Get a new game for Christmas
>Game detects that it's Christmas and changes gameplay

What other cool vidya trends need to come back?
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>>290601767
Actual cheat codes.
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>>290601767
>side content
>cheat codes
>easter eggs
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Unlockable content that I don't have to fucking buy.
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>>290603119
>>290603218
>cheat codes

Fuck, I remember figuring out the format to cheat codes in Simpsons Road Rage and sitting there for literally half an hour putting every combination I could think of in.

When I unpaused the game there was no skybox, I could see the hitboxes for objects, I was driving as Mr. Burns in a red brick car and had unlocked a top-down camera perspective... shit was fucked up.
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>>290603218
Everything is dlc now. Forget getting cool shit that is actually free!
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Local multiplayer. I miss couch co-op.
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>>290603119
>we will never have Big Head modes again
Hold me
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>>290604470

Ratchet and clank still does big head mode, but you need to earn it by getting enough skill points rather than entering in a code
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For something recent, Alex Kidd unlocked in All Stars Racing Transformed on consoles if you played the game on Christmas.
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>>290604470
pillars of eternity has big head mode
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>>290601767
Could this be the best Simpsons video game? The last game they released was ok, but Hit and Run was so much fun.
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>Project Diva f
>the vocaloids have an event for your birthday
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>>290605091
holy shit really?
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What exactly was the point of cheat codes exactly? Why not just make it an option? Why does it need to be a secret code? And who finds these codes?
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>>290601767
Anyone else wish that when vidya games do this sort of holiday crap that they do it for longer than a day? It's annoying when it's just ONE day.

Like, gimme two weeks to enjoy that shit without having to tinker with my system clock.
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>>290607261
they made money from selling cheats and strategy guides
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>>290604853

I would say so. Gotta love dem Halloween missions.
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>>290607261
Some codes do shit like skip a section of a game or enter debug mode or something.

You wouldn't just want it there in the options menu for anyone to see and fiddle around with.

But if you put it in the form of a code it's most likely that whoever's using the code has already seen a fair amount of the game and is a bit of an insider too.
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>>290601767
>Buy old game
>Open case
>No holes punched though it to save money
>Manual is in colour
>Manual isn't a single slip of paper
>Manual actually has interesting information because the people who made the game were passionate about it
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>>290607927
>holes punched in the box

God this annoys me. Makes the case incredibly flimsy, like you could just break the disc with a little pressure.
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>>290607927
There are 4 games that I've purchased so far that didn't have a manual at all and the controls were printed on the back of the cover that you could see through the case.

also

>no holes punched through it to save money

that's really why they do it? fuck me
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>mom goes to buy some shit
>lets me rent a game
>read the box of the game while she drives home
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>>290603726
Local multi isn't ever gonna see a comeback. At least not until everything is streamed and consoles are gone.

XBone and PS4 have enough trouble just running games on their own, let alone having to render the game world twice over
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Scooby Doo: Night of 100 Frights did this for several holidays. Was pretty neat.
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>>290608449
HOLY FUCK I remember playing the shit out of that game
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>>290603218
>easter eggs
this one hurts the most for me. The shit they pass as easter eggs now are either stupid shallow meme references or things you'd have to be paraplegic to miss in the first place.
I miss when you had to do shit no one would think of doing in the first place to get something as innocuous as a silly little text box or a gag weapon
Halo 2 is a big one on this tipe of shit. The game was a half-baked mess but it had hidden stuff absolutely everywhere, not even counting the skulls. Like pic related, who on their right mind would check a particular corner of an offline multiplayer map after changing to a very specific date?
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>>290607927
I still remember the first time I had a game that wasn't second hand.

My Father got me Age of Mythology. The Titans Expansion.

That case. That manual. That bigass poster with all the diagrams showing the age progress and improvements you had with each Major and Minor God.

It was beautiful.
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>>290607927
Some things I loved:
>manual has detailed info. on items/characters/areas in the game
>has a notes section
>doesn't repeat the same crap in another language to artificially lengthen the manual
>comes with a map
When I saw the big map in Red Dead Redemption case, I knew I was in for a great game.
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>>290603448

>Buy a giant cheat manual
>Simpsons Hit and Run
>Cheat to go top speed really fast
>Cheat to remove speedcap
>Cheat to blow up cars by touching them
>Cheat to have car jump by honking your horn

Days worth of gameplay time added.
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>>290609414
Finding every single spot that you could jump off the map and every building you could clip into with those was another whole adventure in itself.
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>>290609414
>Simpsons Road Rage
>Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and New Years themed drivers
>tons of cheats

The Simpsons games during the sixth gen really liked cheat codes.
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>>290607927
That movie was fucked up
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Mini games that are more fun than the actual games
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>>290609414
Modern Game Guides

>When the Triangle appears on screen, press triangle
>Here is a printed version of the given in game map
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>>290609648
>>290609670

I remember going to level 2 and going to the burned down building near the police station, and driving onto the stairs and using the car-jumping code. I flew into the air so fast it reset my car. So, I went from 10 to 710 mph in about a few seconds. Upward.

Also, I have played Hit and Run so much I could answer any question you throw at me about the game. Is it bad that I still find the game enjoyable to play after playing through it 100 times over the course of 8 years?!
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If Virtual Reality wasn't a realistic possibility in the next ten years I would probably kill myself
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>>290609414
>jump in the water outside the zone that teleports you back
>walk around underneath the water
>fall through the floor forever

I used to try to break the game many times with the jump cheat, the memories

>explode cars
>cops come after you exploding
>sometimes fail the mission because the cops keep bumping you off course
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We require more maps.
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>>290610567
I could probably still go back to that game. I know some people who are really critical of it, but I think half of loving it is also being a huge Simpsons fan. Which I am. Always watched the show growing up so the game being the show plus GTA, I was pretty hooked.

I don't think I ever 100%'d the game more than once, though..
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>>290608819
I almost clicked on the image until I saw the filename. That fucking dog head still freaks me out.
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>>290603119
W101 has an actual cheat code revealed a year later.
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>putting skyrim above vvanderfall.
>no putting based on in game location

My autism can't handle this.
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>>290603119
Anyone play Body Harvest for the N64? I remember really liking the cheat codes for that game. Also creeped me out as a kid.
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>Mfw the only game i can think of recently that does holiday style events in game is GTAV
>Xmas is the whole place caked in snow
>Halloween, just some pumpkins infront of a lighthouse
>Halloween is the only holiday that isnt DLC/Added later
video games no. come back. please.
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>hunting Saint Rappies on Christmas in PSO

Where has my life gone
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Fun. I would very much love for that trend to be popular again
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>>290607261
Intentional cheat codes? just fun
Console commands? debug the game.
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>>290611560
>I never got to experience GTAV's secrets because I only ever rented it and my Xbox 360 was stolen with my rented copy in it

Oh, well. At least I got to see what was at the bottom of the lake. The plane Trevor crashed wasn't there.
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GIVETHEBEARLOTSOFAIR
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>>290608230
me and my siblings had a rotation of who got to pick what game we rented that week, and i always rented single player games : ^ )
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>>290612020
>spending over an hour just inputting all the stop and swop cheats
Fucking things were long as shit
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>>290609057
>My Father got me Age of Mythology. The Titans Expansion.
My nigga did you get the EE on steam?
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Not just cheat codes, Action Replay devices or Gameshark devices
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>>290601767
Terraria actually does this and it's pretty dope.
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Only tru 90s kids will remember EEL NATS and YAM TNUA
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>get a bit frustrated during a game
> enter
> how do I turn this on
> enter
> how do I turn this on
> enter
> how do I turn this on
> enter
> how do I turn this on

So good
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I miss memory cards. I know thats not a trend thing but goddam do I want them to come back.
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>>290611658
This.
Gaming isn't fun anymore and its not a "growing older" thing either.
Take a look at Steam. Everything is a simulator/meta game now.
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>>290608230
>go to the store
>grandparents buy me a video game
>they stop at a dozen more places between the store and home

Ten year old me was an impatient little bitch.
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>>290612398
Those damn Cobras
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>>290612649

Memory Cards live on as USB flash drives.
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>>290612686
>came up with the easiest multi-million game selling idea ever (based on a retarded as fuck concept that has been proven multiple times in the past to sell like fucking snake oil)
>too stupid to make the game
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>>290612686
I just want to go on an adventure again, in a world I'm conditioned to care about not expected to for no reason, without any immersion breaking shit like dlc dumbass pop culture references. Gurumin and Ys are the only games that understand this, I just want to fall in love with what I'm being presented with!
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>>290612686
It's all because of muh trophies
You even can't activate cheats in games like saints row and gta without trophy disabling because muh "didnt earn it the hard way"
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>>290612186
Funny you mention it. I lost my copy of the game when I moved years ago.

When I told a friend of mine, he bought me a new copy of the original. 3 days later the Steam release was announced. Piss.

How's the Steam Release? Prostagma?
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>>290612872
But I want my game to be separate from its save file. If I opt to delete a game I want to keep my save in case I want to come back to it or buy a different version ;-;
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>>290613083
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>>290612692
>going out with parents/grandparents
>they stop at the boring store next to the store you actually want to go to
>going to the Kids R Us within the Toys R Us
>going to the mall and walking past the toy stores
>driving in the car and they turn down a road that immediately tells you "we're not going there" without saying it to you

Man.
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>>290611550
I remember that game. It was decent, but the world was a little too empty.

I liked that it was set in modern-day Greece though. Too few games set in the real world take advantage of unique settings. Everything's in madeupistan, Germany, or Ukraine/Russia. Why not New Zealand, or Chile, or Tibet?
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>>290610753
>skyrim preorder came with nice canvas map
>tes anthology came with these pieces of shit

I want bethesda to burn for this
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>go to vidya game store
>spend hours scavenging around in bargain bin
>purchase obscure game made by defunct 3-man studio in 1998
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>>290613185
For me, it was usually Burger King or a local Fun Center.

One time
>parents take us to KMart
>brother asks if he can have something for his GameBoy
>Mom actually says yes
>Ask if I can have something for my GameBoy
>Mom says yes
>I get a battery powered magnifying back light so I can play my games in the dark
>My brother got an AC adapter

Probably the one time I looked like a retard next to him.
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>>290613185
>get game
>"we'll go home as soon as I'm done browsing these clearance racks, boyo"
>mfw
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>Playing Pokemon on my birthday
>Go to heal Pokemon
>Lights go dark, and then come on with bursts of confetti
>Nurse Joy wishes me a happy birthday

Goddamn that felt nice
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One thing I miss are magazines that had things like maps and walkthroughs for games. I always preferred flipping through Nintendo Power and Tips & Tricks more than shit like Gamepro and EGM that focused on news and reviews. Looking at the walkthroughs for a game got me more hyped for it than just reading some chucklefuck's opinion about it
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I want things to come back where if the player couldnt interact with it in some way it wasnt there to tease you unless it was background shit. Everything was deliberate, it was there for a reason, not just because whatever random game of the month had it
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>>290613628
I've never played Pokemon on my birthday
;_;
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>Buy Marvel vs Capcom 2 for the PS2 for sister.
>Be naive about Marvel vs Capcom 2 on the PS2 being meh.
>Sit in the back of the car as your mother drives.
>Examine box and gleam at the sight of the character select.
>Mother: "I think you bought the game more for you than your sister."

My sister adores MvC2, but my mother was right.
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>>290613628
Which game did this
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>>290608819
>Find easter egg in a game
>Achievement Unlocked: Found Easter Egg
This infuriates me
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>>290613890
>look at achievement list
>Achievement: Find the Hidden Easter Egg located behind the outhouse on level 3
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>>290613645
>Nintendo Power
>getting walkthroughs for games
>following the sales charts in the days before the internet
>same with the fan art
>letters to the editor section
>cheat codes
>Pokecenter where the beginnings of competitive Pokemon grew

Shit man I really miss Nintendo Power. Hell I even miss their hugbox forums.
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>>290613628
>playing Animal Crossing
>Bob comes up to me
>"Hey Anon, whens your birthday, nyaa?"
>tell him October
>several months later
>my birthday arrives
>same standard crap in the mail
>see a.letter with a present in it
>its from Bob
>open it
>Bob gave me the Master Sword for my birthday
I miss you Bob, move back in already
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I want good polished games to come back.
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>>290613083
I re-installed the game a few days back, time for the old Admiral to save the world again.

I don't know how the steam release is either.
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>get stuck on game
>print out walkthrough from GameFAQs
>parents get angry that you wasted so much ink
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>>290614036
Metal Gear Solid HD is especially evil with this. Every single tiny easter egg not just has a trophy, but the trophy tells you exactly how to get it.
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>>290614216
I remember doing that for Legend of Dragoon. 60-some pages. Damn, nostalgia.
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>>290607927
>ikiru
;_;
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>>290607927
It's the reality of modern games. Digital downloads are more popular and convenient than ever, there's no incentive to make the case a compelling part of the value the user gets. And any information you would get from a manual can be found in a 2-second Google search.

Not defending it at all, I think a lot of that stuff gave the game character. But from a business standpoint, it makes total sense
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>>290610753
>Get Dark Souls 2 CE.
>The map is shitty
Well wasn't that a disappointment.
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We have threads dedicated to it already but I miss unreasonably scary shit in otherwise tame games.
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>>290608819
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>>290612905
What's the idea? I wish to steal it and give you no credit.
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>>290613036
Is Ys really that good? Might need to give em a wing.
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>>290612872
flash drives don't have those cool animated save file icons like in the GC/PS2 days
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>>290614623
Not that guy but Ys games range from pretty good to amazing.

Some may not be as good as the other but you'll enjoy every single one you play.
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>>290614623
It is. At least to me. I grew up on Zelda, and it gave me a raging hardon for adventure ,discovering new things, revisting old places just for memory's sake, but thanks to the infuriatingly stupid fanbase for it the games have deteriorated like shit. I discovered Ys when Chronicles came out, and it recaptured all the magic and wonder from the old Zelda games that newer games have sucked out.
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>>290611994
>The plane Trevor crashed wasn't there.
But it is? I know because I've seen it in the game. You probably weren't looking in the right place.
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>>290614802
Interesting...what's the best to start with? Don't wanna start with the best or I'll be spoiled.
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>>290613789
X/Y and OR/AS
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>>290607927
>be the kind of person who enjoys reading game manuals
>buy a PS3 game
>open case and look through manual
>it's four fucking pages
>nothing more than a "How to Setup Game" for mouthbreathers
>remember a time when manuals were actually enjoyable to go through.
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>Games are phasing out local multiplayer
>Even multiplayer centric games
What the literal fuck is this about. System link is one thing, I hate that it disappeared but I can at least think of an excuse. However local multiplayer games are sacred, you can't do this to me.
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>>290608819
>>290611350
I used to get so freaked out just walking around the Halo 2 maps by myself. Ling ling's head always gave me the willies, and I would psych myself the fuck out looking for the Ghost of Lockout.
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>>290614687
>organising your memory card
>go to delete Onimusha
>Samanosuke curls over in grief
That shit broke my heart. I dont own that game anymore but I cant bear to delete that save
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>>290614216

>mfw I once wrote down a GameFAQs guide since we couldn't afford a printer & ink

fucking Crazy Gadget and its gravity in Sonic Adventure 2
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>>290614932
My, you captured that feeling so eloquently. Why are games like that so rare now?
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>>290614989
I dove the whole lake. I mean, there was wreckage, but the whole fucking plane fell into the lake. And weren't there cars, drugs and guns on it? What was at the bottom of that lake was a fucking cop out.

I actually don't remember what was on it. I just remember being disappointed by what I found.
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>>290607261
It's about having a little secret that you either have to find out on your own, or know someone or something that has knowledge of it. Things are rarely as fun when they are just given to you straight out.
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>>290615017
Try to play them chronologically. But dont play Origin until after you've wrapped up at least Chronicles
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>BIG HEAD MODE UNLOCKED
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>>290615106
No more lan parties.... makes me sad man.
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>>290615121
I've never heard of the Ghost of Lockout, but it can't be as bad as Ling Ling's severed head. I can barely remember what it looks like after more than ten years, but still...
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>>290610710
I fondly remember always driving a limo into the river in Level 3 and then watching it slowly sink into the river. I should get the game out again.
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>>290615265
>"DK" Mode will never be a thing again
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>>290607516
Did people really buy those magazines in walgreens with the cheat codes? I just copied it down on a piece if paper
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>>290615126
>DMC 1
>trish is your save icon
>cries if you try to delete her

I don't even like DMC and I remember that.
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>>290615165
I miss this type of game so goddam much. I already mentioned Ys, but there needs to be more games that do this
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>>290607927
I miss it so much...
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What's your favorite Halo easter egg?
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>>290615121
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nza2gdK1ZI

2spooky
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>>290615017
Any really, I'd skip 1&2 since it's mostly story.

If you have a vita I'd start with Memories of Celceta then Origin, if you don't have a vita just play Origin then just go wild on the rest.
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Tony Hawk Then:

cheat codes for perfect rail, perfect manual, moon gravity, full special meter

Tony Hawk Now:

Perfect Rail: $0.99
Perfect Manual: $0.99
MAX Special Meter: $2.99
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>>290615094
>Open Bloodborne
>Only an ad for The Order: 1886 (not likely, buddy) and Until Dawn (who knows when that shit will be out)

When I buy digitally I don't expect these things for obvious reasons, but you couldn't even give me a physical manual in a boxed, retail copy? What the fuck?
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>>290615424
I liked being able to fly a pelican, or a phantom in reach.
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>>290607261
People used to play video games for themselves rather than to show off achievements And the latest gear they grinded for. I'm guilty of this too, but I do miss the simpler times.
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>>290615397
Capcom put so much love into even the details of the memory card icons. I wish we could get that Capcom back
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>>290614216
>not copypasting the whole thing to a Word document
I still have two FF9 walkthroughs ripped right from GameFAQS on my laptop.
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>>290615481
course if you don't mind playing games for the story and don't mind shitty gameplay (if you can even call it that) then play 1&2 but I would never personally recommend 1&2 to anyone not already interested in Ys.
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>>290608192
It's actually to use less plastic and help the environment
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>>290615481
Dont forget Oath. Oath in Felghana is an absolute must play
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>>290613036
Dragon's Dogma was pretty effective at the whole adventure/quest concept and was actually really fun, despite its flaws. Give it a go.
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>>290615121
>Ghost of Lockout
Oh man, now that's something that got lost in time. I remember spending days worth of collective playtime in San Andreas just chilling through the woods, dead certain I'd find a ghost or Bigfoot or something. The first time I found one of those ghost cars I freaked the fuck out
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>>290615412
Try NIER. It made me feel like a kid again, I'm sure you'd love it.
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>>290608192
>>290607927
Well actually the holes thing is more because of EPA and shit getting on peoples' asses about how much plastic is being wasted on game cases, and I remember Nintendo specifically getting shit talk to an extreme years back because they were the last ones to still use full plastic cases.
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>>290615318
Supposedly there was a chance that if you were alone on Lockout, an AI with a Spartan model and no animations would sometimes spawn and slide itself around shooting at you. It was speculated to be a scrapped multiplayer bot, though I don't think it was ever confirmed. Still, I gave myself the creeps looking for it.
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I miss these types of games. They were actually fun as shit and on the same tier as Tony Hawk games.
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>>290615709
Oath is my favorite which is why I didn't recommend it first as per his request.

>>290615743
Dragon's Dogma suffers a lot of first 5% of the game is awesome, the last 25% is awesome but everything in the middle sucked, you gotta trudge through it. The DLC was overall mostly great though. That was a well done DLC.
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>>290615743
I've always wanted to play it. I'm tempted to pick up a ps3 or 360 just for that. I hear it forces you to man up and travel like a real adventurer without any fast travel bullshit
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>>290615828
...I miss the old bungie man and the old site.

Years of multiplayer fun where'd you go?
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>Trying to get all the cheats in Goldeneye
>Have to use shit like strafe running, damage boosting and alerting enemies to make them open doors for you in order to make it with a second to spare
I want developers to be good enough at their own games to make actual challenges again.
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>>290615873
I beat NBA Street Vol 2 a couple of months ago after not having played it since release

still extremely fun as ever

EA SPORTS
BIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
dammit /v/

>this thread
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>>290615793
I love Nier so much. It captured that sense of adventure so wonderfully. Shame its out of print now, I sold my ps3 long ago and my copy of Nier eventually disappeared too
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>>290615983
>you will never hang out on The Flood again, young and blissfully unaware of 4chan and all the bullshit it entails
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>>290615828
They already figured out what caused that.

>>290615873
NFL Blitz was fun too.

>>290615924
There is fast travel sort of, you get access to these crystals throughout the name (I don't remember any terminology) that you can put down and teleport to those crystals if you used an item.

The item wasn't that cheap and your crystals are pretty limited for a very long time but it's still an option. It also leads to late game having tons of crystals and the money to afford to fast travel 24/7 so it was almost like a self-regulated reward for getting near the end game.
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>>290614216
>printing out 130 page GameFAQ on accident
"MOM HOW DO I TURN OFF THE PRINTER"
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>>290616167
Wait, so the Ghost was confirmed? Give more informations, anon.
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>>290604470
Arkham Asylum had it.
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>>290616124
Heh...

The Flood, offtopic whatever is a cesspit now the most exciting things that happen seem to be raids on the Destiny section.
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>>290613628
This shit caught me off guard. Especially since no one remembers my birthday.

;_;
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>>290615924
There are a number of other great PS3 titles by now, so if you were gonna go through with it, I'd recommend it on that console. Dark Arisen is the version you want, contains the vanilla game and a fucking excellent expansion, for reasonably cheap.
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>>290614216

The only thing I ever printed off from there was the Monkey Combat table someone made for Escape From Monkey Island

And then I found out there was a built in cheat sheet by pressing the shoulder buttons and I was pissed beyond belief
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>>290616243
It was just a player coming up unlisted or whatever... some network error.

Halo 2 was 2004... god damn.
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>>290616243
the video is real but it's just a rare network problem that is pretty common with the PC version which is why the explanation for the console version is accepted.

A player failed to connect to the other players but still connected to the lobby.
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>>290614353
Persona 3 FES
It was a guide to finish every S. Link. I was bad at time management.
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>>290615397
In the Okami save issun would turn red if you were about to delete it and bounce faster
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>>290616301
I remember years ago, there was a guy who died getting hit by a roller coaster at a Six Flags, and someone took a picture of the coaster and shopped the Halo UI into it along with a message saying "[guy's name] was splattered by a coaster".

>>290616404
That's almost disappointing. Still, Halo 2 was such a glitchy fuck it's unsurprising. I used to spend hours doing the flip tank trick.
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>cheat codes are hidden in the french section of the manual
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>>290616325
I'll look into getting one again then
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>>290615121
I know that feel bro, Waterworks was also a massive spooky map.

I never felt alone.
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>>290614146
I preordered the game on stream with high hopes of reliving my childhood in HD but all I got was a main menu that was faulty which also auto skipped the intro video (which was one of the coolest intros as a kid). The only thing changed is the wide screen. So called HD ;_;
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>>290615924
It gives the feeling of setting out on a quest in a high-fantasy setting. You've got a pretty varied combat system and a pretty neat multiplayer-type mechanic.

Also night time makes things actually pretty scurry and changes things up a bit if you decide to venture out instead of waiting til morning.
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>>290616096
Any other games you'd reccomend? I've been buying and buying but none have captured my heart like Nier did. No More Heroes was pretty fantastic, though it has a different, more surreal sense of wonder. If it even is wonder, it's more along the lines of fascination.
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>>290601767
>Game included a demo on the disc for another game
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>>290616594
Was there a game that actually did this?
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>>290616641
I would never load that one up by myself, it ALWAYS gave me the creeps. The myth for that one was that sometimes you'd hear a big, booming evil laugh if you were in it alone.
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>>290616594
What game did this?
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Damn. This thread has really made me realize that things aren't just bad in the industry, the industry is hanging on my a thread. Oh the Times they are a-changing
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>>290608819
What are some good easter eggs I could include if I wanted to "remake Halo" in the form of spiritual successor game heavily inspired by the times before 343 fucked it up?
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>>290615094
this. It's okay if you don't want to make a manual like fallout 1's (though it's fantastic if you do) but come on, give us something, a little flavor text freplay in the manual before we get started
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I don't normally do this, but I love you all so much. I'll be turning in so I won't be able to respond anymore. This isnt much of an issue usually but you guys broke into my heart. Goodnight you beautiful bastards
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>>290614216
>>290616173
>didn't have a computer as a kid
>go to the library
>literally drew the map and all the items of merit for every dungeon in the game.

I'm sure if I look around I have my notebook of 100+ pages of maps for many games. Some hand-drawn myself, some copied from guides/pages on the internet, some I even made up on my own for fun.

Probably what led to me becoming a fa/tg/uy.
Notable maps I remember are:
Kid Chameleon level guide
Ultima: Underworld
Doom 2
Doom N64
Wolfenstein 3d
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>>290613628
>Turn on Wii U on my birthday
>Confetti, special music, Miis celebrating

That caught me off guard. That was so nice. I even teared up a little.
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>>290616710
Sadly I cant think of anything. Shinobi on ps2 took my breath away but in a rather different way
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>>290616817
Games like Halo 2 in general are just sort of creepy. You're pretty much entering the past and a forgotten and dead era by playing a game that people have moved on from.
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>>290616586
Heh, man I remember inviting friends for a round of bumper cars on blood gulch and everyone was fine with it.

https://youtu.be/9PEnJuQ4tL8

Found what I was looking for, loved this.
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>>290616841
This industry won't get a wakeup call from the good ol' days as long as there are shit-tier "gamers" who support stupid decisions. Note that these "gamers" are made up of "nerds" who only classify themselves as such and have probably never played a good solid classic video game besides Portal.
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>>290616815
>>290616828
It was a Jurassic Park game for the PS1. That's the only one I know though.
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>>290616895
Godspeed, anon. I hope you find a game with tons of cheats and easter eggs. ;_;7
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>>290603726
Devs will never bring back local co-op, because it means that your friends don't need to buy a copy to play with you.
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>>290607927
Hold the phone. Manuals arent used anymore because any tutorial that needed to be seen can easily be implemented in the game now. Sure i miss the hell out of reading the manual on the car ride home but they are outdated and basically useless now.
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>>290616586
>joining a glitch guild and going around breaking everything.
>Superbouncing, sword-flying with a rocketlauncher, going out of bounce on every map, etc..
I remember having so much fun when the DLC maps came out because we weren't just copying people, WE found some of that shit.
>tfw breaking out of Sanctuary(?) and sliding down the waterfall and laughing with your bros
Such innocent fun I will never have again.
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>>290616658
Well... I have to link the intro now.

https://youtu.be/A17oUv0E-N4

Building the wonder at the end with Arkantos going demi-god status was just awesome... I sent him by himself most of the time because of that aoe ability.
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>>290615570
We can't have nice things like that anymore, and it shows.
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>>290608819
Halo 1-3 had the best easter eggs. My favorites were the hidden songs you could find in random places and flipping a elephant using a tank and you'll get the message "Wait... how did you do that?"
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>>290616854
Have little messages in out-of-the-way corners you can only see if you're playing on the highest difficulty. Have 1/1000 chance things that happen if you're fucking around by yourself in an area. Have an enemy that has a funny line somewhere.

>>290617051
Halo 2 in particular just had a lot of ambience that you didn't notice when playing with other people, but become deafeningly present when wandering around by yourself.

>>290617065
There were all kinds of unofficial games. Cat and Mouse, where two guys get in Wraiths and attempt to boostram everyone else to death, Tower of Power, where everyone gets shotguns and no shields and tries to hold the tower in Ascension, a game where everyone gets onto the little Banshee pad and tries to hijack the guy with the Banshee, who does nothing but ram the pad and do barrel rolls to launch people to their death...fun times
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True story

>bought a ps3 last month
>bought MLB The Show 14 since I'm a big baseball fan
>there is no paper manual telling you what the controls are
>there's a digital version that comes with the game
>very annoying
>the controls are printed inside of the case, on the back of the cover art

so dumb
I remember MVP BaseBall 2004 and 5 both had 20 page manuals that showed a player all different types of controls.
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>>290613142
>But I want my game to be separate from its save file
it is?
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"What if" modes.
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>>290616770
Fuck, I just nostalgia'd hard.

Had a demo disk that had THPS 1 and a few other games. Spent so many hours playing the first level of THPS with my dad while listening to SO HERE I AM!
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>>290616710
Off the top of my head no, it's a problem I'm dealing with myself (adventure games aren't popular anymore, nor is games about exploration, finding the both is even harder).

Only thing I can think of is:
stalker - it's a FPS but it's major selling point is the atmosphere and exploration. Especially when you add mods into the mix.

Kingdom of Amular - Combat gets repetitive but it's pretty fun and I'm a sucker for fey lore.

yume nikki/.flow/2kki/etc... - Exploration is all the games have but it's very good at it.

If you find any tell me anon, I mean seriously tell me, I'm not joking.
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>>290617197
>tfw you join a friend's group and stumble into a hacker lobby
>tfw crazy shit like massive stairways of platforms to jump up, Scarab guns for everyone, the Scarab in Turf standing up and moving
>tfw have a shitton of fun hoping you don't get banned
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>>290617458
>being the only player left playing Icecream Man
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>>290617458
I don't even remember what the rocket/sniper glitch was called that launched you across the map to someone, that was fun.
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>>290617458
I'm mainly focusing on recreating the multiplayer of Halo, and then a Firefight fight type mode after, before I get to any work on the single player.

But I do plan on doing a single player, though I don't want to make it an exact copy though making some mission packs that are just the Halo campaigns would be a fun project to undertake, since this is going to be a "spiritual successor" instead of a recreation Halo directly.

What are some good easter eggs to put in the multiplayer stage, such as the Lockout Ghost or the Zanzibar sign. Maybe hidden skulls or messages in far off places you can't reach normally.
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>>290616124

Ow. My heart.
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>>290615265
>>290615346
Pillars of eternity has big head mode
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>>290616895
Good night, and good luck ;-;
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>>290601767
There was something special about the Early 2000s era. There was shovelware that was better than it had any right to be.
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>>290617776
They didn't care if as long as it wasn't in matchmaking.
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>>290617776
Ahh hell what was that island map called.... Relic yeah, I remember joining a multiplayer game on there and there was so much modded stuff everywhere.

I think my favorite part was the flying spectre turrets.

Oh and the mad scramble to get back into mod games after everything stops working/going to a new map.
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>>290617435

classic half naked guy mission you and your friends went on
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>>290616841
that's the thing though, i don't think the industry is that bad off, just the parts we like. the whole things changed and left us behind.
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>>290617784
Superjumps would be nice. I dunno, you should use Havok but intentionally make it as hilariously fucky as possible. Little messages and jokes are of course encouraged, but it's hard to really suggest anything because most of Bungies' were injokes anyways.

I do request that you put "Frog blast the vent core" somewhere, though.
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>>290617264
Arkantos awaken... Man this is still as good as I can remember. I dont understand why they would take it out anyway its not like it looks that dated tbh
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>>290618119
I regret never learning the superjump on Relic.
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>>290610710
>tfw breaking out of bounds usually took effort with the odd exception like morrowind which foreshadowed current buggy games and Halo 2 which was so rushed you can just walk out of bounds
>now I just accept that I'll probably clip through the floor at some point in modern games and can only hope they put in a safety net to teleport me back to the surface and not a kill zone
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>>290618195
>you should use Havok
I plan on making this thing in Unreal Engine 4, so I'll be using whatever physics it uses, but I can try and tweak it a bit.
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>>290616710
Combat is pretty shotty (I'd recommend avoiding it whenever possible)
I'd also up the speed/turn rate of the boat

but aside from those two gripes, Sunless Sea is a fantastic game about exploring an Undersea filled with Love-craftian Horrors and just trying to survive in the world and getting mixed up in the crazy shit you find on all the islands. It's still getting free updates including submarines soon to travel even deeper underwater for more 2spooky.
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>Back then
>Easter eggs were mixed up in the fabrications of "That kid" stories making them even harder to find
>Now
>Game comes out
>Day 1
>Achievement hunter fags at rooster teeth ruin literally everything fun hidden in the game
Thanks internet.
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>>290615094
>HINT: You can remove the disc from the PS3 by pushing the eject button
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>>290618195
Don't forget the Blue Screen of Death.
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>>290616594
>Games having manuals longer than 3 pages
>Games having manuals at all
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>>290618527
>A dev puts a good easter egg in the game, people literally don't find it anymore.
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>>290618583
Ooh, and somewhere have a kill message that says "Killed by the Guardians"
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>>290618583
Sanity's Requiem...
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>>290618257
I have no idea, I miss the AoM custom games though. Running away from a Son of Osiris in a maze sticks with me still.
>>290618278
I think I did it at some point but it's just too far back, all I can recall is four spartans running around the map looking for stuff.

They should've used the albatross instead of just using it as a warthog spawn as well.
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>>290608356
>render the game world twice over
But the total resolution rendered is the same. Unless a TON of processing power is saved by occlusion culling (or whatever it's called) I don't see how it would make a difference.
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>Fighting over the game demo in the store
>Giving up trying to get the controller
>Watching other kids play until your parents call you

The tears.
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>>290618618
These days, if there's anything, it's a picture of the box art with seizure warnings.
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>>290614503
> Purchase DaS 1 Collectors Edition
> Comes with map
> Think I got jewed because you could only see Undead Parish and sections of other places
> Threw it out because I was annoyed at getting jewed
> Mfw the world was layered, not spread out
> The entire world was there the entire time
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>you will never again pick a game based solely on the boxart

I had no fucking idea Harvest Moon 64 was about fucking farming and I never would have fell in love with it if I knew about that before hand
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>Use Peds riot in a GTA PS2 game
>Game breaks


I never knew why that cdoe fucked the game up so hard.
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>>290618691
>be me early 2007
>fooling around on Valhalla with friends
>friend and I both in river with mongooses(geese?)
>suddenly hop off and kill him
>few seconds later drop dead

No killed by guardians either was just suddenly killed, we all had a laugh because we thought bungie just decided to kill me.
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>>290618689
>dev has to publicly reveal the easter egg because it's too hidden
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>Boot up Wii U on my birthday a few months ago
>It's bgm is much more chipper and cute
>It acknowledged my birthday
>I didn't get any birthday wishes on Facebook, even insincere ones from friend whores who don't know who I am
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>>290608819
>>290611350
>>290615121
http://bungie.wikia.com/wiki/Ling_ling
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>>290618879
I still do that. Every now and again ill go to gamestop or something and pick up a random 360 game for cheap to see if its any good or not.
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>>290618114
THe worst was when people would hack to ban you. Happened to me in tons of games just in matchmaking with a random person.
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>>290618709
Did you ever use the weird wheelie function on the Covie vehicles to drive up walls of stuff? In particular I remember one of the DLC maps that was a snowy area with forerunner stuff had this big spire on top of a mountain, and it was possible to scoot the alien warthog all the way to the top.

>>290619001
I always pushed shit into the jump pads in hopes of it landing on someone and killing them.

>>290619043
>Bungie's 7-Step Plan for World Domination
Fuck, that takes me back, they had so much soul then. Remember the gorilla character they insisted worked on the website?
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>Buying or renting a shitty game
>"This game is terrible"
>Beat all other good games owned
>Decide to play shitty game more
>"Eh, I guess this isn't so bad.. I like X and X about it"

Not anymore. Now we have Let's Plays to figure out if we even want to purchase the game.

Or games are so cheap now that it doesn't matter, you only spent less than five dollars on it, never play it again.

I'm referring mostly to Yoshi's Story and Castlevania 64...
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The Nintendo DS boot up sound was higher pitched on your birthday, kind of like a jingle.

The 3DS doesn't do anything special for your birthday as far as I'm aware.
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>>290615481
Celceta is the worst starting point besides Kefin.
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>>290617468
nothing can beat the halo 2 manual with all its stories and recordings or whatever. The problem is that no one buys hard copies anymore so why bother making covers and manuals that will increase the cost of the product.

http://halo.bungie.net/images/games/halo2/support/halo2manual_EN.pdf
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>>290618879
>used to buy random Nintendo Powers
>beginner guide for Harvest Moon 64
>was entranced and filled with wonder by the guide to get the blue apple
>never actually played it
>found a copy for 80 dollars
>don't care bought it
>magical charming experience
Those were better times
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>>290619331
Oh yeah the Spectre was the best wall climber ever, and that map was... *checks wiki shamelessly damn memory* Containment oh yeah remember that those god damn gates that couldn't be closed after you opened them.

I think we all tried pushing shit into the mancannons hoping it would kill someone, that is fileshare worthy.
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>>290609414
I really want Hit and Run on PC, which it was released for, but it's impossible to find for a decent price and for some reason it isn't on steam.
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>>290619331
>I always pushed shit into the jump pads in hopes of it landing on someone and killing them.
Did you ever succeed?
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>>290619501
The best part was when they released the expansion disc for Halo 2, the manual was the same as the original except done from the Covenant's perspective, so every description was written differently, like shitting on human characters/weapons or referring to the enemy types by their Covenant names.
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>>290615556
>level boundries deactivated
>fly to distant covenant cruiser
>it's really far away
>like holy shit you could fit entire open world games in the space between the intended play area for the level and the distant "city being burned by alien ship" background feature.

Bungie coulda made a shitty low quality cardboard cutout and stuck it just outside of the level boundries but they really went the extra mile to put in a big ass ship in the distance.
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>>290615397
I think there's a similar version of that in DMC 3 or DMC 3 SE but with Jester instead of Trish
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>>290619774
I don't have the webm but the outpost map of Unreal Tournament 4 is a science base thing on the edge of a waterfall overlooking this grassland archipelago and shows a gas giant out in the distance that the outpost appears to be on a moon of said gas giant.

With noclip you can explore the entire archipelago which is like the fucking size of all of skyrim, and I haven't seen this personally, but heard if you keep going you can go all the way out to the fucking gas giant.

Is Epic Games the new Bungie now that Bungie is nothing more than a shadow of their former selves?
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>>290619738
All that DLC eventually ended up being free.... I really miss those times.

Also, I'm surprised these are still on youtube.
https://youtu.be/4APMAcufHs0
Warning sound isn't the best quality.
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>>290619724
No, but getting the missile pod and jumping into it was always a fun way to score some kills.

The best feat I ever had in Halo was a time when I was playing with three bros on Sandtrap. I was in a Banshee, and someone sent a rocket my way, so I jumped out midflight, and managed to snipe a friend from across the map as I was falling and he was jumping. Queue wombo combo-esque shouting and general demotion of that friend to bitch status for the rest of the night.

>>290619631
I remember going afk in some maps was always treacherous. In particular the heretic gas processing plant map with the conveyor belts. You were either going to fall down a pit or get an explosive crate launched up onto you.
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>>290616770
Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition had a Wind Waker demo on it. I never did buy WW, though,
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>>290615745
this is why San Andreas was truly the last fun GTA.

it was just this giant world that could actually host some shit like Bigfoot in the back woods, or fucking Jason Voorhees at that little cabin with the wheelchair at the end of the dock.

I spent so much time just wandering around that game chasing things that didn't exist and letting myself get scared shitless at absolutely nothing, and i loved every minute of it

I'm just sad i lost my PS2, i have it on steam but it's just not the same to me.
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>>290620058
Well, considering how UT3 went and Gears of War Judgement went... ehh we'll just have to see how the new Tournament holds up.

Oh yeah, I try talking about UT sometimes and no one knows what I'm talking about, but I bring up Epic Games,"Oh those guys who made Gears of War?"

Makes me sad man.
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>>290615396
and how do you think the source of your shit got the codes from?

fucking

IMBECILE
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>>290615991
>going for record time on the first mission
>literally impossible unless one specific unscripted NPC is in the right spot at the right time to continue past that part without having to stop and wait.
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>unlocking characters in smash bros will never be fun again because you already know who all the unlockables are
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>>290616817
According to the Halo wiki, "maniacal laughing can sometimes be heard" on that map and on The Pit in halo 3 as well, so you aren't the only one
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>>290620541
FUCK YOU DOAK
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>>290620379
Mannnn, I remember the gang wars and the territory acquisition and loss....damn you Berkley.
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>>290608449
Nigga, you are my nigga. Best scooby doo game. I still have my copy
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>>290620734
In Blood Gulch in Combat Evolved, if you listen very, very closely, you can hear what sounds like an elite dying every now and then, but you need headphones to hear it.
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Autosave killed cheats
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>>290621009
I feel as though I know what you're talking about but I can't think of a time I ever actually heard it.
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>tfw mustard race
>every game has cheats
>every game has had cheats since the early 1980s
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>>290620721
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>>290616770
>game includes another demo
>demo has cheats enabled
>use cheats for stage/level select
>can play the entire game

fucking spyro 3 with the crash bash demo. You can use the debug codes in the demo to pick every single minigame, literally 2 games in one, on the PS1 no less.
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Wobbi

https://youtu.be/mdRDH8xL5Fo

He's got five aces god damnit!
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>>290621110
>open up console
>play around with commands in single player
>decide to play with friends online
>"cannot connect to server: banned"
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>>290621098
If you've ever played it with headphones you've probably heard.
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>you will never shoot backwards with a tank and get a speed boost because of it ever again
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>>290617537
>Revenge of the Sith on PS2
>play as Vader on final level
>beat Obi-Wan
>kill Sheev and claim the galaxy for yourself
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>>290621403

CONSOLE WINS AGAIN
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>>290621009
There's also a very quiet sound that sounds like a cow.
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>>290621715
The galaxy belongs to him!
https://youtu.be/_-rP5iqx6T8

I had some good versus matches with friends back in the day...also that fight against Mace was ridiculous for younger me.
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>>290618689
>dev puts easter egg in the game
>not found until 20 years later
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>>290615991
>trying to beat the staff ghost in F-Zero GX. A few of the dev ghosts actually use glitches that speedrunners discovered and used much later (mostly momentum throttling/drifting and snaking). I'm sure there is even a ghost that uses shift boost which blows my mind.

If you never learned about these advance techniques (assuming you played the game when it came out) some of the staff ghost are downright impossible to beat.
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>>290621960
I remember darth vader in his robot suit had some pretty heavy hitting attacks
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>>290607498
That makes it all the more special. Having it for two weeks before diminishes the event, and having it afterwards just feels bloated or tired.
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>game releases
>is fucking great
>makes a gajillion dollars
>all the content they couldn't finish during development gets completed over the following months and released as free updates
>we just want to thank the fans for their support
a few years later: we're making our new game console exclusive because kids have no standards and we get $$$ for making shit and even more $$$ for selling content that we cut from the game
reminder that xbox ruined the developer-consumer relationship forever
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>>290622148
That bonus fight between old Ben and Vader, was fantastic.

He did have heavier attacks but he also had fewer I think.
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>>290607927
>Nearly every PS4/ONE game is either empty, or just has a 1 sheet advertisement
>Even some WiiU games are doing that, with a 1 sheet just telling you to use the digital manual
>Stupid "Eco" bullshit making cases have holes and shit, making it real fucking easy to puncture the artwork
I mean, for fucks sake if you are going to do a digital manual only THEN FUCKING MAKE IT LIKE OLD MANUALS. I've checked them, and all they are all disclaimers, controls, and maybe a small page or two of text on the game. No character bios, helpful hints, or anything. IT DOES NOT COST YOU ANYTHING SHIT HEADS, IT'S DIGITAL. God I hate everything.
>Got Akibas Trip
>Nice color manual with character bios, pictures, jokes that feel like they are from the characters
I mean, the game is shite, but thanks Xseed for cheering me up a little.
>Them old manuals that had lots of cool shit
>The manual was basically like adding an extra dimension to the game
Like Pokemon Red/BLue, the manual was the shit. It was really like you were given a "beginners guide to new Pokemon trainers" type of thing. Lots of helpful hints, some info on early Pokemon, the starters, about the Gym Leaders. It was fucking awesome. I love these kind of manuals the most, the ones that feel like a extension of the game.

Gaming will never go back to the glory of the old days. AAA developers do not give a fuck, all indie shit is digital only anyway. Fuck me, at least I have all my old shit still.
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>>290622328
Cost of living changed. You can't really do a significant amount of work for free anymore without going under.
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>>290601767
>be food shopping as a kid
>be in the magazine isle
>go to the cheats section
>remember the cheats rather than buy the book
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>>290603119
Man I miss Flying Cars in Vice City and San Andreas. Having the police cars chase you only for them to fly in the earth was side shattering.
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>buy physical game with huge case
>steam code inside it + instructions on using it
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>>290622406
The hell are these case holes you're talking about? I don't think I've ever seen them
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>>290622406
Yeah, I'm glad I have my old console games with their non flimsy cases and awesome manuals.

Hell, I'm glad I've stopped losing my pc game cases too... why was young me so stupid.

I'm still upset with myself for losing Empires: Dawn of the Modern World.
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>>290607927
I loved the manual for Space Colony. All the facts about the characters, aliens and backstory was sometimes more interesting than the game itself.
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>>290622708
Yeah, just checked muh 360 gam cases, no idea on the holes they mean
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>There will never be a Hit and Run sequel with modern open world game TECHNOLOGY
>If there's ever another open world simpsons game, you'll be meeting people like U2 and Coldplay around every corner
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>>290621009
not in the wiki
http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/Blood_Gulch
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>>290614216
>Animal Crossing cheats
>print
>30 pages later I'm getting yelled at
>but then I played some sweet NES games
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>>290622685
I fucking hate this. If I go out of my way to buy a physical copy, there had better be 50 god damned cds in there
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>>290620721
>reading game magazines as a kid
>"who is Marth? Who is Roy?"
>"Mr.Game and Watch?!"
>the requirements for Mewtwo and Game and Watch seemed impossible at the time
>didn't want to leave my Gamecube on overnight
>thought it would do damage to the system

To this day I don't think I've ever legit unlocked either of them. Don't think I'll ever have to now that I have a complete save file copied a few times over a couple cards.
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>>290603618
>Microsoft Excel used to had cool features, and hidden secrets like games hidden in it
>The last version of excel to have this around the year 2000 had a mini flight simulator
>No fun supervisors found out and ordered never to introduce this or any fun add-on into excel as "it was a waste of time and resources"

Also I get everything is DLC, but only Lego games have Christmas stuff now. I guess Atheists won.
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>>290621715
The game aged like dogshit. Feels terrible.
I adored it as a kid.
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>>290608356
Why is it that the Nintendo 64 that could barely render 100 polygons at a time could have 4 player splitscreen multiplayer modes and systems with 8 times the power can't? Are they that obsessed with graphics that it can't be done?
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>games will never come in boxes filled with CDs and an instruction manual, packed with details about the game like lore and classes
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>>290622003
New F-Zero never.
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>>290619717
Why not just pirate it, if you're desperate?
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>>290623025
I love how all the lore in that manual is severely out-dated
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>>290623025
I miss old wow and galaxies....
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>>290607927
>Temple of Elemental Evil
>Thick as fuck instruction book
>Has recipe for EVIL cookies.
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>>290620945
Truly a spooky game.
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>>290623032
I don't think I would enjoy it simply based on the pattern of a lot of other franchises. It might just be because I've been playing the games for years but I can't enjoy GX without using any of the advance tactics. It just feels so stale in comparison.
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>>290622836
I know. I check Halopedia sometimes to see if they've done anything, but I've never seen anything about it, but it is definitely there.
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>>290618879
Muh
Fucking
Nigga

Bought this game around when it came out. Been a lifelong fan since, even if the series has changed and doesn't resonate with me anymore.

Used to love buying/renting games on their unique artwork and back of box. N64 especially gives me mad nostalgia thinking about it. I still remember debating renting chameleon twist 1 and 2, and I never did. I still need to pick up a copy someday and properly play it. The box art is still clearly in my mind, even after all these years.
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>>290623043
This. Does Radical even exist as a developer anymore?
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>>290622956
Nintendo is the only one who cares about 4 player local
Why make a game 4 player local when you could sell 4 consoles and make it online behind a paywall?
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>>290622818
>>290622708
I'm pretty sure he means these.

On 360 it's usually just over the disk and it's usually a giant circular hole. Couldn't find an image of it on google for some reason.
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>>290623260
They got bought by Vivendi Games who is owned by Blizzivision, who cut their staff almost entirely and is now support team lackeys for the rest of the company.
The last notable game they made was probably Prototype
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>>290623405
The holes in that pic are nice though when there's an image behind it that fits into them.
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>>290623260
Maybe?
The last game they made (according to their wikipedia article) was Prototype 2, in 2012.
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>>290623405
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>>290623321
That's literally the only reason I still support Nintendo.
Because they still have 4 player + local multiplayer. If they ever got rid of it then there's no reason for me to buy a Nintendo game again.
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>>290607927
>PC games will never come in hueg boxes again
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>>290614503

It's not that bad.
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>>290622708
Grabbed the pic of google.
These stupid "eco" bullshit, to save a couple cents on cost of the cases to "save the environment".

The SLIGHTEST touch or bump in the general area of the eco part of the case, inside or out, can easily cause the artwork to get damaged.

Fucking bullshit, I'm paying $50-60 for this bullshit, I want my full case. I don't see DVD or BLURAYs doing this at all, I buy plenty of them and don't have a single one that does this.
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>>290622831
>>There will never be a Hit and Run sequel with modern open world game TECHNOLOGY

There are about a lot of reasons for that.

One; games require more actual technology these days to make them casual-friendly and prevent DPS, Valve testers, and other similar retards from figuratively killing themselves with the controller if the game stops grabbing them by the hand.

Second; Games need a lot of effort and resources to simply look good these days, the reason why you will never see MGS3 like TECHNOLOGY again is because creating static models that simply look cool in modern games requires a dozen of people so that rules out fun during development, especially in AAA games that need to be shipped next month. A game would need to look like shit for developers to insert fun into it again, but it would be mocked to hell or called a tablet game, because Redditors, and shitposters run the gaming streets these days.

Third; the total sum of people who actually appreciated that is all located in this thread; and many pirated said games.

Fourth; Tablet games that charge for every time the player blinks at the screen are much more successful anyhow, because casuals ruined everything.

Fifth; >If there's ever another open world simpsons game, you'll be meeting people like U2 and Coldplay around every corner
See Simpsons Tablet games.

Games have become overbloated, indie devs are a shit, and mobile gaming is similar to gambling in the sense that mobile games resemble slot machines.
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I liked old video game commercials/ads.
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>>290623637
realised why I didn't see 'em, I keep the manuals, shit and empty as they are
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Hey anons in the thread, can we have a Sunday Night Nostalgia thread on a regular basis?

Just a general nostalgia thread for games every sunday?
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>>290623673
They know that's what pushes their consoles man, along with mario
Im really on the fence about getting ps4 for rock band, unless they announce it for wii u
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>>290623637
>>290623405
>>290623750
I've never seen this stuff before. Maybe it's not practiced in Aus. Seems pretty stupid though
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>>290624036
>sega
>dat sonic 3 manual
We'll never know the favourite foods of other Sonic characters
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>>290624129
I wonder if any of those edition game boys are in good condition today.
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>>290623637
>get game
>case feels flimsy
>open the case
>see this

This was my introduction to these shitty things, Jesus Christ, even bootlegs have better cases these days.
>but they are ecological goy
Pc games used to had cool carton boxes, but they cost money. Plastic takes dozens of years to degrade, paper does not, but paper costs money , and ink, so here goy have a sheet of paper and a shitty case. Oh Vey.
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>>290624129
That yellow one.
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>>290607927
>bought AC04 for the first time
>reading though the manual, all controller layouts and such
>get to a section where they mention how the attached microphones to a real Phantom to make the afterburner noises and such
>has all those interesting facts about how they made some things in the game
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>>290623860
I'm here every night, I'll keep an eye out for these threads. It's much better than seeing people shitpost into oblivion.

At least people can agree that some things were so much better back then. And by back then, I mean not that long ago. How does an industry kill itself, revive itself, only to shit itself again and nearly kill itself again in just 30 or so years.

I wish things could return to how they were, but it can't happen. Even if indie devs take over AAA shit, it will all be digital only stuff anyway. This hurts me greatly.
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>>290624234
I still have the green one and the clear one. They are very easy to refurbish and take care of.
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>>290607261
Programmers put them in the game either to debug certain aspects, or because they thought it was cool but didn't want to remove it outright. For example, the NES port of Gradius was the first game to use the Konami code, because the game was admittedly very hard to play normally, and would actually give the testers some time to test their games with.

Cheat codes are mostly a thing of the past because games became much simpler to develop with all these advanced tools, not to mention you can force yourself into a certain scenario to test it rather than compile the game first and actually play it. Cheatcodes left because they were no longer debugging tools.
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>>290601767
What games do this?
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>>290623750
>ecology logo

Yeah, no. Fuck that ugly shit.
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>>290624413
>the artists who write and create the ten best ads will recieve a Play It Loud series game boy in the color of their choosing

I have a game boy pocket that still plays, but I lost the back cover for the battery slots a very long time ago
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>>290624036
Doesn't help that Sega in my language means hand-job.
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>>290624237
I don't know what's worse, those shitty cases, or the ones that have that super overpowering plastic stench to them, the ones where you can basically smell the factory they came from.
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>>290623750
>ecological
There needs to be a list of bullshit corporations do that are covered by buzzwords. On top of my head I can think of "diversity" "feminism", and "cinematic"
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>>290624595
I dunno
I kinda like that smell
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>>290616770
>Game included trailers for other games the devs worked on
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Guess I'll dump two more.
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>>290624460
>"ecology logo"
Did you survive a car accident that left you severely brain damaged? Because no one can really be this stupid.
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>>290624595
>not liking new game smell
I tried to preserve it in that Spirit Tracks tin.
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>>290624285
Could you imagine the shitstorm that would take place if that was an advert now?

I swear we got away with more back in the 90's and early 2000's with innuendo, and generally funny witticisms then we do now.

Someone tell me the difference between the outraged prudish mothers of yesteryear and the moral indication of the professionally outraged of today.
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Xbox achievements. The beginning of the end.
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>>290624595
I like that smell m8. It only lasts for a while anyway.

The eco cases are extreme bullshit, as they never truly go away.
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>>290616770
Fuck you jaded 90s kids with your muh PS1 muh N64 nostalgia. The NES has you fags beat. You could play a minaturized version of Gradius in Blades of Steel.
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>>290624728
Meant to type "ecology-shit logo", as in the logo for environmental faggots.

I know that's the shit for recycling, just bad typing from my part, no need to get your panties all tied up
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>>290624791
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>>290616770
The Journeyman Project 3 demo with the disk for Riven. So sad Presto died.
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>>290624595
For what I know, some cases made in Mexico use regular, sturdy plastic. Cases made in Asia however usually use recycled plastic that smells like Cancer, so I guess between the two I take the ones with the holes, but it won't be long corporations use holey cases made with shitty recycled plastic that came all the way from China.

Really, can we just please return to boxes?
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>>290624894
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>>290624894
>You've grown up.
>When will your games?

If only they fucking new what growing up meant for the video game industry
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>>290624551
You can get a new back cover for around $2.50 if you are ever bothered enough to cover it.

>the artists who write and create the ten best ads will recieve a Play It Loud series game boy in the color of their choosing
I wonder what colors they chose? I can only find the usual 7
black/green/red/yellow/clear/white/blue

maybe the pinkish one (never saw one before) is one of them.
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>>290624392
Yeah shitposting gets old after a while when it's all you read.

I have no clue it just sort of happened, I don't even remember when the old cases for pc and consoles got phased out it just... woosh then the old stuff was gone.

These threads make me smile and make me feel sad, heh.
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>>290624212
What a problematic ad! And is that a white guy holding the device? I AM TRIGGERED!

But now seriously fuck this era.
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>>290624791
In the 90's and early 2000's, it was cranky old people trying to police media and us tubular kids were too busy collecting pogs to give a shit.

Nowadays, it's the young people policing media, and worse, the creators.
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>>290624969
This thread makes me wonder if I'll ever end up in an elderly shelter and find other /v/irgins and talk about the good ol' vidya days with them.
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>>290613083
Steam release is solid. Base game works for both Online, Lan and single player. Some workshop items don't load properly but I hardly modded my game at all so I don't care.
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>>290624791
It's amazing, considering how "conservative" North America was in the 90s. Things that would pass as perfectly fine back then, would be a shit flinging tumblr storm over nearly nothing nowadays.

>>290624804
FACT. Achievements are one of the worst things to EVER happen to gaming.
>Achievements mean developers can stop putting unique extras, areas, and other content to encourage replayability and instead just put random bullshit for achievements (hurr kill 15 rats, hurr die 10 times, are you having extra fun yet?)
>Can't put cheats into games anymore, as that would interfere with the achievements. Best to just remove cheats altogether EVEN THOUGH THE AVERAGE CONSUMER DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ACHIEVEMENTS
Fuck that noise. Fuck Sony for adding them. And if Nintendo adds unified achievements, I'm fucking done.
>Steam has them
AHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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>>290612336

For some reason I really, REALLY want to see a Chinese New Year event full of fireworks and dragons and shit.
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>>290625167
>that refreshing noise
>It's okay when Eave does it
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>>290607927
>>No holes punched though it to save money
What?
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>>290624995
I can't find anything on the winner's specific game boys but they only had that particular line for vibrant colored game boys I guess
Some of the colors are very rare but I could care less about getting colors for systems I have already
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>>290625129
This thread is our shelter... but that'd be freakin' hilarious and sad at the same time.

"Hey, remember when video games were great?"

"That was a long time ago you old coot, these kids today with virtual reality and their mind games don't know nothin'."

"They were good times right?..."

"The best."

And then the assistants complain about those crazy old coots and their memories they spout all the time, and the robot staff doesn't care cause bots.

Well, good night it was good having a chat with you all.
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>>290625079
Old men, with young people watching over their interests because one day they will turn into the same old men.
Creators receive money from those guys in a way, so they need to curb, and serve their interests.

However here is the kicker, that same youth was formed thanks to the cultural marxism their grandfathers battled against, and their sons so desperately wanted to eradicate at stupid costs, so basically all the rich grand children of the rich folk at pinnacle of society were instructed by fucking Lenin and Marx indirectly.

How fucking funny is that!

Also this is a great time to take onto politics, leaders are weak, their children dumb as bricks, it will be all too easy to penetrate the system using their tools. With in time YOU, the anon reading this, could become one of those OLD MEN running the world.
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>>290625129
You won't even get that. You'll be in a retirement home with people reminiscing about the good old days of #blurredlines and instagram while you cry yourself to sleep thinking about Animal Crossing.

You're out of place now and you bet your fucking ass you'll be out of place then.
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>>290625409
>not using your own severed arm as a weapon
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>>290625167
I've recently started watching Rocko's Modern Life again after like 15+ years.

The stuff they say back in 1993 would never make it to air in 2015. Blows my mind. I mean it's actually clever and funny.
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>>290625483
Love this ad, also fucking EA
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>>290624729
>>290624663
>>290624820
Nah new game smell is fine, I dig it too. I mean the really awful plastic smells like >>290624920
is on about.
I always associated the smell with bootleg dvds from Vietnam or something, but then it popped up in videogames I ordered from England and it ruined everything.
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>>290625504
This. We all just need to pull together in old age to the same retirement home.
>We will finally have our /v/ mansion
>It just took our whole lives to finally realize what we all had in common
>Good taste in good old games
This is good..Isn't it?
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>>290603218
>Doing some real hard shit got you the cheat code unlocked permanently
>Using the cheat code by entering it in only unlocked it for the period of play
>tfw you were the friend that always had all of the cool cheats unlocked so you didn't have to waste time when hanging with bros
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Having game stores carry PC games.

I hate how most PC shit is now download.. I miss looking at an actual library of games.

Also
>tfw installing a game on commodore 64 as a kid
>dat DOS
>two pages worth of install instructions
>that glorious fell when it finally boots up
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>>290625731
>hey remember how this console didn't have this game lol
>b-but we had this game!
>dreamcast fans sit in a corner
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>>290625504
>little brother plays Minecraft all day
>does stupid "parody streamer youtube" videos with his friends in Minecraft
>bought him a PS2 and gave him all my previous games, didn't play any because of the shitty graphics
>bought him a PS3, only played a shooter game on it
>asks me to buy him a PS4 or xbone just for GTA V, tell him he can have it for the PS3, asks me why would he play the inferior version
>yesterday I caught him watching MLP

It's over isn't it?
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>>290607261

10/10 bait, here you go
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>>290625834
Yes I agree it was a glorious feel, but no one honestly hates how everything is downloaded now, because it's such a simpler way of doing things.
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>>290625853
people are going to remember bronies as people recognized trekkies way back in the day

same faggots different show
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>>290625853
>yesterday I caught him watching MLP
Prevent this at all costs. He can be a casual all he wants, but don't let your brother become an autist.
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>>290625853
It's not over, not by a long shot.
You better do like an 'Of Mice and Men' and take him out back.
Make it quick and painless.
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Shit man where did it all go wrong.
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>>290613628
>Playing Pokemon while watching Pokemon while waiting for friends to play Pokemon or Pokemon TCG
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>>290625853
Yes, strangle him.
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>>290626042
Found the faggot. You're watching a show aimed at 7 year old girls with the sole purpose of selling pony dolls to said children. That's no way comparable to fucking Star Trek.
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>>290618689
You see, if I ever wanted to make a cool game I'd have entire secret campaigns that virtually no-one could find, and then years later when people discover it, it's like getting an entirely new game all over again.
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>>290607927
>Import game from Japan
>Manual is 50 pages thick and in full color
Now if only I could read more than 10% of it
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>>290625853
>Brother does nothing but watch Youtubers all day long play video games
>Try and get him to play co-op games we used to play when we were younger
>"Nah, maybe later"
You fool, I just wanna hang with you, and instead you would rather be with these faggots on Youtube. They aren't your friend, they don't care about you, I do ;-;
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>>290626042
>comparing a show shown on basic cable to a kids show shown on a kids cable channel

im not defending trekkies but the difference is virgins and virgins who are sexual weirdos
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I just miss games having soul.
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>>290626209
So, basically Castlevania Symphony of the Night?
>Discovering years later from friend about inverted castle
>Thought he was just being "that kid"
>It was fucking real, he showed me
I couldn't believe it. It was like getting a whole mini sequel using the same game assets, for free.
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>>290622406
>Stupid "Eco" bullshit making cases have holes and shit, making it real fucking easy to puncture the artwork

Do you have scissors for hands, Edward?
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>>290626240

>get project diva f2nd
>has a weiss schwarz card
>ad for some album
>some qr code for itunes
>ps store code
>quick start guide in full color
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>>290625509
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2Af4Kzuvnw
All those fucking weird ass Sony commercials were fucking great, same can be said for a lot of the 80's, 90's, and early to mid 2000's vidya game commercials of the time.
I feel Nintendo commercials aren't as fun and goofy as they used to be.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QLIAOY8bfk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCd8QjxapXA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K783SDTBKmg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sScj7MwjHBs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJwFUNHtCJQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQMD4XudxoE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WPteMFkI2k
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>>290626264
>played couch co-op with my brother a few months ago in tokyo jungle
>had a fucking blast trying to survive as long as possible
>ask him to play it a week later and he says no every time

All he fucking does is spend all day on Instagram watching black people act fucking stupid and people hurting themselves. Why can't we have fun together any more?
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>>290626264
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>>290625853
>>yesterday I caught him watching MLP
beat it out of him

that's the only sensible answer. hell if half the autists from /mlp/ had their shit kicked in back before it grew then it wouldn't exist and my nieces could actually enjoy the show like they should, and not have to fight off pedophiles and scalpers just to get a toy of their favorite characters from walmart.
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>>290626209
>secrets
>in the age of the Internet

I'm sorry Anon, that is a great idea and I would fucking love something like that but I honestly don't think it's possible anymore.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqHd4UysK9k
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>>290626462
For all the Super Robot Wars games I've gotten from Japan, the manuals were full size and full color. The one that came with a code for SRW1 HD even had the code printed on a little color card with pictures of the main robots on them.
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2000 is when everyone started taking a simpler approach to things, this included things from how large lists were handled to game development, and things got better just as much as they got worse
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>>290626481
Hell yeah playstation commercials.
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>>290626264
>you would rather be with these faggots on /v/. They aren't your friends, they don't care about you
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I want developers that don't give a FUCK to come back.
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>>290626481

> https://youtu.be/3ZcNXe20dXI
>YFW this was banned
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>>290625731
>>290625504
>we end up in the same retirement home
>the /v/ mansion was finally realized, we did it

>every fucking day we all fight about some trivial bullshit like whether Ermac should have been made a legit fighter
>nurse has to break up cane-fights on a daily basis
>these morons don't even know he was always a legit fighter
>fuck my life
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>>290607516
Literally the same as DLC
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>>290626603
just look at Binding of Isaac.

>Ed teases some kind of big secret before launch
>goes so far as to encrypt all the game files to avoid snooping
>even throws a warning in the folder about not ruining it for everyone if you feel you have to look
>everyone trying to figure out what the fuck is going on
>wild theories about every thing imaginable
>game launches
>fanbase goes nuts doing everything they can
>one day later
>we now have not only the name of the character, but the exact steps required to unlocking the puzzle that's supposed to hint how to unlock it, and the solution to the puzzle along with the exact steps to unlock it

fucking dataminers ruin everything fun these days
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>>290626814
why was this banned
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>>290625409
Is this a Shadow of Rome ad?
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>>290626870

So much this. Fuck those guys.
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>>290626674
>PSP
>I have a family to feed
God damn that commercial was stupid.
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>Dat fucking Empire Earth manual
>239 pages of manual
>background history for generals
>background history for all buildings and units
>~300 page strategy guide included
>strategy guide had walktroughs for every single mission
>hnnnng

(link to the manual)
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pureskill/manuals/EE1_Manual.pdf
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>>290626850
>/v/ mansion is a reitrement home

Oh god it makes sense. The normies will leech off of their families for as long as possible or stick it out on their own with their pensions. Retirement homes will be filled with eager manchildren overjoyed to finally lay the burden of adulthood down and enjoy a second childhood.
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>>290626870
He shouldn't have teased it as a big secret, but yeah I agree it's a dick move.

Shit like Denuvo should work on keeping your file's data safe instead.
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