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  1. Careful. This may be D1P, but it's still a Nintendo subforum. Any comparisons to games with nicer graphics instantly results in a "But Link would look stupid as detailed as the Witcher!" arguments, as people fall all over themselves to miss the point and think you mean literally make it look like the Witcher. Or maybe that's not how this subforum is, but it's how literally every other Nintendo forum I've been a part of has worked.   Man, I still remember so many discussions in Negative World that made my eyelids twitch.  "Ew, HD Mario, so I can, what, see all of Mario's pores? No thanks." YEAH BECAUSE HD MEANS YOU TOTALLY LOSE ALL CONCEPT OF ART STYLE AND DESIGN PHILOSOPHY.   Sorry, my PTSD is kicking in. Mario looks absolutely fabulous in HD, and I hope this thing packs a bigger punch than they claim. It doesn't have to be anywhere near Neo or Scorpio, as Nintendo are best-in-class when it comes to making something look fantastic with limited tech, but I hope they give themselves as much breathing room as possible, because as it stands their stuff scales really well with more power.
  2. Careful. This may be D1P, but it's still a Nintendo subforum. Any comparisons to games with nicer graphics instantly results in a "But Link would look stupid as detailed as the Witcher!" arguments, as people fall all over themselves to miss the point and think you mean literally make it look like the Witcher. Or maybe that's not how this subforum is, but it's how literally every other Nintendo forum I've been a part of has worked.   Man, I still remember so many discussions in Negative World that made my eyelids twitch.  "Ew, HD Mario, so I can, what, see all of Mario's pores? No thanks." YEAH BECAUSE HD MEANS YOU TOTALLY LOSE ALL CONCEPT OF ART STYLE AND DESIGN PHILOSOPHY.   Sorry, my PTSD is kicking in. Mario looks absolutely fabulous in HD, and I hope this thing packs a bigger punch than they claim. It doesn't have to be anywhere near Neo or Scorpio, as Nintendo are best-in-class when it comes to making something look fantastic with limited tech, but I hope they give themselves as much breathing room as possible, because as it stands their stuff scales really well with more power.
  3. I'm more worried about battery consumption. The gamepad and 3DS are both god awful when it comes to battery life, a far cry from the DS days where it felt like I could leave the thing on forever. More powerful hardware requires more power to run, unless it enters a low power consumption mode when you make it portable and lowers settings in games (a loss of visual fidelity on a much smaller screen is harder to notice) or even *shudders* having games that only work when the thing is docked and receiving full power.   Unless they're using a new type of battery, or are using a massive one... But combine a high quality, high capacity battery with all the rest of these supposed features, and the price keeps getting higher. It raises more questions than it answers.
  4. The Steam page continues to say August 9th.
  5. So, I got pretty far (I think...?) into Bravely Default, but I've forgotten so much about the battle system, and it's not a forgiving game if you don't remember, I tried going through the tutorials in the big D (aww yeah) book, but they're super basic and only explain concepts I already remember.   I can't remember why I dropped out of the game, though judging by the release date it was a bit close to when my daughter was born, so that might be it!   Anyway, with the recent release of I Am Setsuna, I really wanna get back into Bravely Default. The story I don't need a refresher on, magic future book, magic vestals, bland characters, got that part down pat.   But how the hell do I fight?! I get the brave and default parts, but I left off on probably the worst class to not know what you're doing: The merchant. I remember beating enemies and healing them to get a bunch of money or something? All my job levels seem way lower than I expected, with everyone having maybe 2-3 jobs above level 1. I remember leveling a bunch, but maybe I'm just crazy. Can you guys re-introduce me into the flow of combat, job choices, maybe give some basic pointers on class synergy for assigning abilities? I just need a refresher. (I am NOT asking to know the most overpowered classes/combos in the game, which is why I didn't just google this, I don't want to be super OP, or even know what classes are super OP.)
  6.   That's an interesting question. If I hold it the same way for hours, it'll definitely really cramp up my hands really horribly. Like, super bad. You're basically making a pinching motion for extended periods of time. But in practice it's more of a dull throb after a while because obviously you adjust your hands over and over to hold it in slightly different positions. That doesn't make it comfortable, it just means I'm doing extra work to make it bearable. If you're only playing for like 20 minutes I guess it's fine, but who busts out a big ass handheld to just play for 20 minutes? That's what phones are for.
  7.   What? Every Nintendo handheld I've ever put in my hands has been a rectangular piece of crap. They're not contoured to fit in your hand at all. No handheld product is, they're all shitty poo-poo designed to either fit in your pocket or look cool, rather than be comfortable to use, it's one of the many reasons I hate handheld gaming.
  8. The 3DS is just two flat pieces of plastic, incredibly uncomfortable. And that insulting fucking stub on the New 3DS was invented by Satan. "A second stick? Pshaw, take this robot nipple."
  9. I actually hope they focus on comfort over making the thing "sleek" or pretty. Too many of you weirdos value how "beautiful" your fucking electronics are, and it makes me sick. YOU MAKE ME SICK. Comfort above all else! The Vita looks nice, and while it's more comfortable than the PSP, it's still like holding a long flat slab of plastic. Not designed to feel good in my hands at all. Same with literally all current cell phones. Just fucking uncomfortable rectangles because that's the "look." Gross. I vomit on your vanity! That shield or whatever it is up there don't look as sleek as a Vita, but it at least looks like it was somewhat designed to be held by human hands and not by flat metal graspers!
  10. Considering this is to be their handheld AND their console (theoretically) then I imagine they'd at least use a Quad HD Super AMOLED or something. This seems like they're trying to make THE handheld device.   Although we still don't know what the "hidden idea" is we've been waiting for.
  11. As someone who listens to a hell of a lot of podcasts at work to help pass the time, I feel like I've gone through so many.   Idle Thumbs - I do not like this podcast. I think people listen to it because it used to be good or was a really early podcast or something? It's very dull and the hosts are completely disinterested in everything, it feels almost painful to listen to as they clearly don't want to be there half the time.   8-4 Play - I tried this one out for the first time when it first got promoted by Giant Bomb. I reaaaaaally hated it back then, one of the hosts was way too overbearing and interrupted the others constantly. It seems much more relaxed now, and is an alright podcast. It deals with a lot of Japanese gaming but doesn't ignore other stuff. It's not my #1 choice but it's alright, and there's a lot of minor cultural tidbits that are interesting to learn. Pair it with Lonely Island's "Japan" and you're set.   P.S. I Love You XOXO/Kinda Funny Gamescast - I've never been a huge fan of Greg Miller, he always came off as trying way too hard, but after hearing his entire cancer story on Giant Bomb's Danswers, I guess at least recently, there's a reason for that. Guy's been through some shit. These podcasts are good, simple fun and come off as way less pretentious than others. The P.S. I Love You one is centered around Sony (as evidenced by the silly name) but I still get a kick out of it.   Day One Patch - This, our very own D1P podcast, is actually well put together and a good listen. Our kind and malevolent overlord benefactor told me so!   Rebel FM - I listened to this one a few times based on several recommendations. I remember literally nothing about it. I figure that speaks for itself. (Or maybe it was awesome and I just forgot?)   Jimquisition - I've really come around on Jim Sterling in recent years. I never disliked him, but I could find him grating at times. But now I really like his stuff. I find he always makes good points and says what he means, not what he thinks will be OK with publishers or the audience. He has no problem calling out other people in the industry or even himself. He's joined by MiracleOfSound, an Irish musicman who makes good stuff, and Laura K Buzz, a trans woman who I believe was unfortunately just let go by Destructoid. When the podcast first started I kind of just wanted Jim and found the co-hosts a bit annoying, but now I've grown quite fond of them. They do good work.   The Co-Optional - TotalBiscuit's podcast. Probably the longest one out there, also available in video form. It involved TotalBiscuit, Dodger/Dexbonus/PressHeartToContinue/Whateverothernamesthiswomanhas, Jesse Cox and the fourth slot is reserved for guests, and sometimes it's just the three of them. Because of how different the three hosts are, the topics and games discussed are often quite varied. This also has a small side effect where there might be one person ranting for a while that doesn't get much pushback because the other people aren't that into the game, though it's usually just TB shouting about something, which I personally find enjoyable. I swear, that guy's just a British version of me. Or something. I really like this one, and the fact that the short episodes are still 3 hours long is a plus for me, gets me through almost half of my day!   There's more, but I can't remember them off the top of my head. I usually just go to this site: https://player.fm/en/featured/video-games and check out whatever sounds interesting. It quickly became clear that there weren't going to be enough video-game centric podcasts to keep me sated through each week, so if you're open to a few weirder or specific things:   Nosleep Podcast - There's something I find really relaxing about listening to horror stories at work. Like I said, specific things. I like the quality of the production, the host, and all the narrators. You know whether you want horror or not. Some of it's real dark, some of it's a little light. Some barely qualifies as horror, but I enjoy it regardless.   Biggest Problem In The Universe (ended) - Podcast with Maddox (of The Best Page in the Universe) and Dick Masterson (Dude who was on Dr. Phil, wrote the book Men Are Better Than Women) discussing everything from huge problems to minor nitpicks and then the audience would vote on which was the bigger problem for the week. They had a falling out about 2 months or so back and the podcast ended abruptly, but there's over 100 episodes to listen to and some of them are just fucking gold. Their chemistry was brilliant. It's one of the only podcasts to make me burst out laughing at work. Some of the shit they say, man. I couldn't help it. Good stuff.   The Biggest Debate in the Universe - After BPITU ended, Maddox and Dick both went to make their own separate podcasts (Maddox because he's Maddox, and Dick because people begged him to) this is Maddox's version. The first episode is actually painfully bad after BPITU, and the concept of the show is really strange, if silly at first. Maddox brings a topic to the table and then argues both sides of it. People are supposed to vote after hearing one side, then vote again after hearing the other, to see if people can be persuaded to change their minds on issues. Maddox quickly went through some guests to add flavor to the show, as it was just him and Sean (the audio engineer, present in all 3 podcasts and quite funny himself) which felt like a gaping hole where Dick used to be. Mmm, gaping dick hole. Anyway, in my opinion it seems like one of his now-regular guests, Rucka Rucka Ali, is a good permanent candidate as "moderator" in the debate. He's not quite Dick Masterson, but he's a good foil to Maddox's bullshit.   The Dick Show - Dick Masterson's podcast. This one's a bit closer to BPITU, and the catch phrase "The only podcasts where EVERYTHING'S a contest!" is a jab at BPITU, where Maddox would often talk about how it "wasn't a contest." Dick invites guests on and people vote (see a trend?) on which one "is a rage," which is just a play on how Dick talks. It's mostly just people getting on and complaining and it's a lot of fun. Although Maddox's podcast has gotten WAY better since he's had some time to build it up, The Dick Show, I think, was good from the start and has only gotten better.   Lore - A bite-sized, 15-20 minute episode podcast where the host tells us about some old folklore, really well made, fun to listen to, and a bit somber. A good commute podcast. Cracked Podcast - This one's hit or miss, kind of like the website. But when it hits, it hits pretty hard. It's a lot of pop culture stuff (which means a lot of it I don't care about) but they also get into psychology, geopolitical stuff, historical debates, etc. You can easily tell if it's gonna be for you by the title of the episode.   That's all for now, I actually have to work.
  12.   Why? For like 99% of people the upgrade is "hit the button, wait about 40 minutes, continue business as usual." All your shit stays in place and still works, it's like the most non-intrusive, non-obstructive OS upgrade I've ever done.
  13. Reminder: AC Unity is phenomenal looking on PC

    Unity looked incredible. Syndicate was definitely a (probably needed) step back. Unity had so many cool things going for it, but it just wasn't as fun as Syndicate.   It's a lot like AC1->AC2 and Mass Effect 1->2. On consoles, all I heard is that the second games looked "better," but on PC I found the first of each to have WAY more detail and look better in general, while the sequels looked like cartoony arcade games. It was a weird disconnect for me.
  14. My PC doesn't have bluetooth either. At least I don't think. What really uses bluetooth to any significant extent these days anyway? Some headphones... transferring phone files I guess? I honestly have no clue.
  15. Gears of War 4: PC-exclusive "features" detailed

    I actually think this thread does more harm than good.  Give accurate info!    "Support for v-sync tearing has recently come to UWP and we will be able to offer proper unlocked frame-rate support that gamers expect on day one. With Unreal Engine 4 and our own custom modifications, we can take much better advantage of multiple CPU cores, alleviating the game from being CPU-bound and allowing more room for the GPU to shine with enhanced visual quality or higher framerates. Single-player will not be locked to 30fps on PC."   Dynamic resolution support (any resolution will be supported with a sensible dynamic field of view - including ultra-wide).   Increased texture resolution (up to 4K resolution for select texture groups). A benchmark mode.   Full keyboard/mouse input remapping (including cover/run and roll split).   Far more comprehensive video settings.   "Today we sit at 28 different settings and we're thinking of ways to add more for people to really have full control," Rayner tells us. "Along with more settings, we're putting extra time into making it clear what impact a setting will have on GPU/CPU/VRAM so there is a clear correlation between a setting change and its performance impact."   "We will support super-sampling and have come up with a neat system using the dynamic scaling created for Xbox," Rayner shares. "You can super-sample, let's say up to 4K, and then enable dynamic scaling and set the maximum amount of scaling you want to allow so you can maintain a very crisp image with scaling kicking in where needed and only to the amount you consider acceptable." I'm all for ragging on UWP, calling out bad ports and having people read the article, but don't be misleading!    Some of that stuff, like being able to split cover/dash instead of forcing it to the same key is genuinely cool and most games don't give the option.