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7th gen thread Anonymous 08/18/2019 (Sun) 19:01:55 No.127
What's worth playing this generation that isn't on PC? I've had the PS3 on my "maybe I'll get one years from now when they're dirt cheap" list ever since it came out and finally bought one since they finally are, but I only know of a few games to look forward to. so spoonfeed ps3 games plz If everyone seems to be calling this the last good console generation, surely it has plenty of good games right?
>>127
>If everyone seems to be calling this the last good console generation
You're confusing it with the 6th gen.
Gaming died in 2007.
>>128
>unironically using "gaming"
I am skeptical of your opinion
>>129
>unironically triggered over words
Cuckchan might be more up your speed
>>131
>triggered over words
>muh cuckchan
oof yikes problematic
I modified a PS3 a couple of years ago and only ended up mainly playing fightan and older stuff on it. If you're looking for good stuff on PS3 most of it is nipshit I'm afraid. The 7th gen was a strange time and the 360 was getting a lot of support in Nippon. I have all three consoles from that generation running soft and/or hardmods and I mainly stick to 360 and the Wii for pirated vidya. The PS3 mostly collects dust.
>>162
>7th Gen was a strange time
I guess, the Wii was a gimmicky Gamecube, the PS3 was a massive launch failure and the only american console was still seeing some exclusive support for Japanese games leftover from the OG days while the PS3 saw mostly multiplats.
PC was still around the same

Then 2007 hit
>>136
>n-no u
back you go
>>168
Sony irks me to no end with their hardware. The PSX originally caught on because of the price point it was sold at and the fact that it was easy to program for. By the time PS2 rolled around they got too smug and pushed hardware that was hard to program for but it was able to build off the reputation of their first console. By PS3 they went full retard on the hardware side and shit out an abomination that no one in their right mind wanted to put a lot of time into. The thing couldn't even run SF4 without dropping frames. Then Microsoft hands them the top spot back with the Xbox One and they decide to move their entire operation to America and ruin any chance they had of recapturing the glory days.
>>195
Sony is an evil company. Dunno why people support it.
They even banned mombot, and they bought a ps4 & games.
Anyone paying for consoles is retarded anyways.
>>197
>they even banned mombot
That guy who LARPs as an asian waifu on twitter and who doxed a guy for being an edgy rightwing troll?
>>127
Gen 6 was the last good one.
Still,7 had some good games,especially on the DS and PSP,these two were pretty fucking good.
But the Wii was a gimmicky piece of shit,the PS3 was terrible and the 360 was an Xbox and by extension shit.
But I want to say again that there are some actually good games on the portables,and they are cheap as dirt.
The DS has a strong library,make sure to play Ace Attorney,999,Hotel Dusk,Ghost Trick and Layton for your adventure fix,the Dragon Quest ports,The World Ends With You,FF4 remake,Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey,Devil Survivor 1-2 (they are better on the 3ds though),Etrian Odyssey,Radiant Historia and Pokémon for your RPG fix.
Also you may try Contact and Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland for two extremely unique games that take full advantage of the DS,especially Contact.
Then you have the three Osu and Rhythm Heaven for rhythm games.
Other random shit you should play are Flower Sun and Rain because it's batshit insane,Izuna 1-2 (roguelikes with a cute ninja) and Infinite Space.
There are other games that I don't remember right now.
As for the PSP,play for sure some classic Monster Hunter,Patapon and the Nippon Ichi games,especially Phantom Brave,it's way better than Disgaea.
Also try Riviera,Ys,Tactics Ogre and ZHP Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman.
I feel that the PSP is weaker than the DS in terms of library though.
If you're interested I can list some of the good games for Wii and PS3.
>>127
>so spoonfeed ps3 games plz
Unless you want to play those shitty linear shallow TPS that sony is shitting out to this day, you don't have much that isn't also on the 360 except it performs worse on PS3.
>>195
I never kept up much with the specific consoles, how did MS fuck up the XB1?
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>>220
>triggered fagbox fan
kek, go play your jewish spyware somewhere else
>>221
When they revealed the Xbox One the focus was around TV and making it into a box that did everything but games.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbWgUO-Rqcw

They also introduced some very restrictive DRM which Sony lampooned in this famous video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA

They basically handed the market to anyone that wasn't them. A lot of retards still bought the console but most ended up getting a PS4 in the long term unless they were just into the console for Forza. Even the tournament scene for fightan ditched them after using Xbox 360 for years although Sony had a direct hand in that because they poured a lot of money into the Capcom tournaments for Street Fighter.
>>222
>console warring to damage control for the PS3 of all things
>>223
Thank you for explaining.
>>223
One thing that gets somewhat ignored when talking about the xbone is the fact that every single exclusive on the console had built in cheats being sold with microtransactions.
>>235
I'm guessing that's mostly due to very few people here owning it.
>>222
fuck off back to cuckchan you soyjak posting console war retard
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>>252
>>224
>getting triggered over a little banter
>>224
>>252
hey /v/
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>>286
How much are you paid in Sony dollars, I want in.
Have to agree with other anons here, the 6th gen was the last good console generation, 7th gen was where it all went wrong if you ask me.

I stupidly bought a 60GB PS3 on launch because I loved my PS1 and PS2, I'd been hooked by the hype since E3 2005 and ended up regretting it hard. Played just about every single demo that came out on PSN for the first couple of years, but there was hardly anything decent. There was a handful of good games eventually, but overall it was mostly just muddy-looking shite that was piss-easy, completable in a single sitting, and designed to be watched more than it was played. By the time all the more weeaboo stuff started coming over, that I saw many anons say saved the system, I was already done with it and had packed my PS3 away.

Best thing I can say about the 7th gen is that it gave me more time to play all the classics I'd missed from the 80s, 90s, and first half of the 00s. God bless emulator devs and rom hoarders.
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>>127
sonic unleashed didn't get a pc port yet and it's been 11 years already
sega does not care about its audience nor about its actual good games
I wonder how the 6th gen would've turned out had Sega given the Dreamcast DVD playback functionality.
>>300
Pretty much the same, there were other forces at play than DVD players.
>>293
It's annoying to read friends that think they do because hey lifted denuvo on a game that didn't need it in the first place.
Now, it doesn't hurt as much, I just removed them from my social life.
This is the same company that kidnaps siblings to force employees to work, and constantly abuse them.
Ignorant fucks.
>>303
What's wrong with any of that? Why the should I give any damn about idiots dumb enough to enter the video game industry instead of useful and productive technical industries? I don't care how Sega treats its employees. They can treat them like Kings, or kidnap their children and keep them in dungeons to ensure they don't get head hunted by rival companies.

They make fun games. I buy fun games. They don't, then I don't. It's that simple. Tangentials like how their employees are treated are distractions and irrelevant.
>>308
>video game industry
Stop using AAA language, it's the entertainment market.
You don't build cities with B.F. Skinner boxes, no matter how virtual you assume they can.
>They make fun games. I buy fun games. They don't, then I don't. It's that simple.
If the company is selling you academically peer reviewed heroin, and it's "good," you'll still buy because it's "good?"
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28841491/
https://eprints.qut.edu.au/105905/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5023737/
https://www.who.int/features/qa/gaming-disorder/en/
Relevant:
https://www.caron.org/blog/2019/07/fortnite-may-be-as-addictive-as-heroin
>>310
Entertainment is entertainment. Why should I care about grandstanding activists telling me if it is "good" or not?

I buy good games. I don't buy bad games. Anything else is slacktivist nonsense.
>>311
Buying games that support oppressive DRM is a bad idea. I was going to buy a few games in the last couple of years but pirated them instead because they included denuvo.
>>289
>I stupidly bought a 60GB PS3 on launch because I loved my PS1 and PS2
Does it still work? I think that was one of the models with hardware backwards compatibility with PS2 games. I've heard that most of them are dead now. If yours still works you could probably sell it for a good bit of money. I've been trying to find a good one myself for some time.

As far as the 7th gen itself: It wasn't all bad. The Wii in particular had some good stuff on it that wasn't waggle shit or shovel ware. There were several remakes of NES/SNES era games that were pretty good. Since everything on the console was easy to pirate having a softmodded one gave you access to a lot of good stuff.
>>311
Then what do you define as a "good game"?
Because we are talking about a company places software that breaks your ability to play their "good games," removes it, and because after the fact removed it, my formers friends buy them.
Your objectivity is that because whatever you define is "good" depends on the fact the company makes a "good" entertainment, you'll buy it, regardless the real cost of work, because it's "good," broken or defective.
>>311
Pirating isn't hard.
Soft mod your PS3, it's really easy and worth it.

6th gen wasn't "le last greatest generation". It's all about what you grew up on and what you consider good or bad genre wise. Someone who loves 2D platformers got fucked long before than, but someone who loves console shooters got a perfect 7th generation.

Games I would recommend

>Naughty bear
Stealth game set in a kid's TV show. You're a miserable faggot who likes to murder all the faggoty bears. Got to use stealth and traps. It's like Hitman with a huge dose of irony slapped on. Unique experience even if not great.

>Killzone
Decent console FPS but use a PS4 controller not a PS3 one. Ps3 pad is bad for FPS even by console standards

>Resistance
See above. WW2 Britain gets invaded by aliens. Got to fuck 'em up lad.

>Ico and SOTC collection
ICO is a classic. SOTC has a remake but ICO was never popular enough foor it.

>Demon's souls
The best souls game and unlikely to see a port or a remake.

>Infamous 1 and 2
1 is a better game, 2 has more options. GTA super heroes before Saints row acted like a twat waffle doing the same thing. Takes it's self mostly serious.

>Little big planet
1 is a good single player adventure plus online content. 2 isn't so great single player but supposedly better online content. 3 was no single player and all online content.

>Sonic Unleashed
Werehog isn't as bad as people say. Give it a go if you like modern Sonic games. An acceptable 3D platformer with great music.

>3D dot game heroes
Zelda made from voxels before voxels became a fad. Take 8 bit graphics and make every pixel a voxel and you get the idea. Fun as FUCK if you're into JRPGs.

>Playstation all star battle
Got called a smash clone but it's a completely different style of fighting game. Characters are poorly balanced and some characters can get multi kills while others struggle to get a single kill with a finisher. Still a lot of fun and worth playing for a bit.

>Ni No Kuni
Weeb trash with an awful translation but if you're into pedome then you will enjoy this I suppose.

>Nier
PS3 exclusive, I haven't played it but it exists.

>Uncharted
If you like cinematic 3D adventure games then you've got one of them here I guess. I thought Tomb Raider Underworld did it better.

>MGS4
Kojima shite but if you want it it exists.

Not all TEH BEST GAMES EVER! But worth checking out.
>>313
>Does it still work? I think that was one of the models with hardware backwards compatibility with PS2 games
I'm in PAL region, I believe the PS3 launched here with only the software-based PS2 compatibility, but as far as I remember it was indistinguishable from an actual PS2. My PS3 does still "work", but it roars like a jet engine, and crashes from overheating if you play certain games for a long time. I could dismantle it and replace the thermal paste, but it always seemed like an overly involved process with lots of fiddly bits, and for a console with a game library I don't really care for, so I never bothered with it. I've heard that PS3 emulation is getting pretty good these days, so if ever I wanted to play a PS3 game I'd probably try that first. Wouldn't sell my PS3 though, I'm too much of a sentimental bastard. Still got the original box and all the documents.

>The Wii in particular had some good stuff on it
>having a softmodded one gave you access to a lot of good stuff
Yeah I obtained and softmodded my sister's Wii once she got bored of it. I didn't care for any actual Wii games though, I mainly just used it for emulation on a CRT TV. Still got it hooked up to this day, latest versions of RetroArch runs great on it, and it looks crisp as anything thanks to RGB SCART.
>>127
>What's worth playing this generation that isn't on PC?
A handful of weebshit and not much else.
>>317
>3D dot game heroes
Forgot about that game until now, I really wanted to get it back when it came out but never did for some reason.

>Tomb Raider Underworld
Rare to see anyone mention that game, I really liked it for the most part though. Only thing stopping it from being a classic as far as I remember is that it progressively loses more and more polish as you go through the game, to the point where it's noticably unrefined and buggy towards the end. Also fuck Eidos and Microsoft for making the DLC chapters Xbox exclusive, and never releasing them at a later date on PS3 or PC, the wankers.

A game I would add to the list, that I think a lot of people overlooked, is The Darkness. It had some really cool stuff in it, it's reminiscent of Max Payne in terms of setting and theme, but it's an FPS and you have demon super powers. Not played it in at least a decade, but I have fond memories of it.
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>>317
>Soft mod your PS3, it's really easy and worth it.
I didn't even get any legit games, I found one on eBay with the firmware version listed just to be safe and softmodded it once it arrived. Some of these I haven't heard of, so thanks.

>>293
Feels bad. at least sonic 06 is unironically pretty fun so far
>>317
Nier isn't a PS3 exclusive. How the hell did you even get that idea? Did you get confused, because Replicant and Gestalt are exclusives in Japan? But the overseas version, Gestalt, is multiplat.
>>331
It also ends on a cliff hanger then got rebooted.

>>350
I'm not a Taro autist, I thought it was ps3 only.
>>317
Absolute shit reddit taste.
>recommending shitty HD remaster
also
>6th gen wasn't "le last greatest generation"
it was
>>354
The SotC remake was only shit because the colossi shaking was tied to framerate, so they shook more often making the game harder. Apart from that it was better.
>>321
>I didn't care for any actual Wii games though
There are a few good ones you should give a try. I don't really want to spoon feed a list but things like the Castlevania remake on the WiiShop were good. There are also a lot of ones that were released on disc worth looking into. A good rule of thumb is check out anything that used Gamecube/classic controller as the primary input method although there are some that made good use of the wiimote.
>I mainly just used it for emulation on a CRT TV. Still got it hooked up to this day, latest versions of RetroArch runs great on it, and it looks crisp as anything thanks to RGB SCART.
I used it some something similar but I'm using a CRT with VGA input and an HDTV with component input. The Wii produces a good picture in 480p with the right cables assuming your TV/monitor isn't trash and can natively support that resolution. I don't see much point in using RetroArch when so many of the standalone emulators were so good. I haven't upgraded the software on mine in many years so I don't know how Retro compares to the standalone stuff. I'm just not a fan of that emulator in general because the cores are typically outdated compared to the stand alone emulators.

The Wii I own is one of the launch models with the boot1 exploit so I never have to worry about bricking it. It also allows me to boot directly into a custom GUI instead of having to wait on the standard GUI to load.
>>369
>There are a few good ones you should give a try
I'll have another look, I probably didn't dig deep enough. I was mainly just put off by the shovelware, the gimmicky wagglecrap that was forced into most games, and all the first-party "bing bing wahoo" stuff which just doesn't appeal to me in the slightest. I grew up predominantly with "cool", "badass", or "realistic" PC/PS1/PS2 games, so first-party Nintendo games from the N64 onwards have always just seemed bizarre to me. I get why young children would like them, simple gameplay, vivid primary colours, no extreme/offensive content, etc., but I don't get how any of that appeals to teens and adults. It's just weird, like a form of infantilism.

>the cores are typically outdated compared to the stand alone emulators
I don't think RetroArch cores are particularly out of date currently, besides the cores that are intentionally old for hardware compatibility's sake. The main ones that were notoriously out of date for a long time were ones that would never run on the Wii, like the PSP, N64, and Sega Saturn cores. I've been using RA since late 2012, so a lot of problems that many people have with it I'm either used to, or I know esoteric workarounds that people wouldn't otherwise know unless they'd been following the project closely for years. I also just like everything being in one place, one location for saves, one configuration that fits most cores, with additional configs on a per-core or per-game basis if necessary. Plus, RA always ran like butter for me for the most part, whereas standalone emulators (on PC) would often stutter and skip all over the place due to bad audio/video synchronization, always annoyed me.

>The Wii I own is one of the launch models with the boot1 exploit so I never have to worry about bricking it. It also allows me to boot directly into a custom GUI instead of having to wait on the standard GUI to load
I don't know what model I have, and it was a long time ago that I softmodded it, but it boots straight into the homebrew channel as long as I have the right SD card inserted.
>>370
You sound like a retard. The reason Nintendo games are popular is because they're extremely well designed. The gameplay in Mario sunshine is far from simple and yet it's refined to damn near perfection. I can understand getting tired of nintendo but not liking them at all shows you have zero passion for games.
>>371
>The gameplay in Mario sunshine is far from simple and yet it's refined to damn near perfection.
Work on your bait.
>>370
One game I would suggest playing if you haven't already is Muramasa: The Demon Blade. It's really good.

>RetroArch
Probably best to go over this in another thread but I don't like this project for many reasons. The main one is how the managers of it conduct themselves on social media. It offers nothing that isn't done better by stand alone emulators.

>Boot1 vs. Later models
Later models can boot to Homebrew channel but you're actually waiting for the default dashboard to load first and then loading another application. A Wii with a boot1 exploit has direct access to the boot process and allows you to modify the NAND without worrying about bricking the console. You can restore the NAND from a backup if you do manage to brick it. Work arounds do exist for later models but they will never be able to offer what the boot1 exploit can. The boot1 exploit was fixed pretty quickly when it was discovered so it's only possible to use it on very early models of the console.
>>371
>The reason Nintendo games are popular is because they're extremely well designed
Might just be where I live (UK), but I only knew three people back in the day that had Gamecubes; two because they had younger siblings, and the third because his parents were overly-restrictive on what he was allowed to have. Everyone else for the the most part had PCs or PS1/PS2s, maybe a Game Boy if they were into Pokemon.

As far as why people bought Nintendo stuff at that time, I'd say it had very little to do with the quality or the game-design, as those features were widely available on other games and platforms, and have never been things that parents buying games particularly cared about. The primary reason I believe is that parents felt safe buying a console and games that were clearly aimed at children, as opposed to other consoles and PC games of the day, which were heavily aimed at mature demographics and teens with Attitude™. Nintendo had cutesy characters and child-friendly imagery all over the box, no guns, blood, skulls, half-naked women, etc. Over the years, generations of kids that grew up with Nintendo games got older, still hold a nostalgic fondness for Nintendo, and now they have their own money and/or kids of their own, keeping the cycle going.

None of this is to say that games are automatically better if they're more "mature", or worse if they're more "child-friendly", I was primarly describing the aesthetics and the demographics they're aimed towards. Nintendo games have always been easier to pick-up-and-play than games on other platforms for the most part, as they were designed for children first and foremost, while others were not. It wasn't until the 7th gen that "mature" games got dumbed down massively, before then there was usually a relatively steep learning curve or reflex speed requirement to get into them.

>not liking them at all shows you have zero passion for games
That's not true, I love a lot of games from all different eras and platforms, including many NES and SNES games. It's only really first-party Nintendo games from the N64 onwards that I fail to find the appeal in, especially Wii and onwards. Everything about the whole modern Mario universe, and the fact that so many teens/adults are passionately into it these days, is just weird to me. If that's what you're into then that's what you're into, I'm not knocking you or anyone else for it, I just don't get it.
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>>371
>The reason Nintendo games are popular is because they're extremely well designed
Are you sure it's not because of the easily triggered soyfaggots like you?
>>375
>I'm not knocking you or anyone else for it, I just don't get it.
They're easy to play so they appeal to the same type of people that like Walking simulators. As you said a lot of it is nostalgia bait too.
>>375
>Might just be where I live (UK), but I only knew three people back in the day that had Gamecubes; two because they had younger siblings, and the third because his parents were overly-restrictive on what he was allowed to have. Everyone else for the the most part had PCs or PS1/PS2s, maybe a Game Boy if they were into Pokemon.
Nintendo was never that big in the UK or Europe. It was always Sega, Sony and PC. The recent wave of fags with Nintendo 'nostalgia' are fake pseudo-geeks emulating what they see on American media (e.g. Big Bang Theory). It's actually the easiest way to spot these faggots.
>>379
That's true to my experience at least, the big gaming icons you'd see everywhere, from adverts to giant-sized balloons, were Sonic The Hedgehog and Lara Croft, not Mario. I do remember watching the Mario cartoon and live-action film to be fair though. I've never played or seen a NES in real life, but I did play on a friend's Master System II as a kid, and I had a go on a Mega Drive somewhere but don't remember where. Only time I ever saw a SNES was at my uncle's house, I remember playing Zelda and "Starwing" AKA Star Fox.

Also, I don't know if it's just me, but I'd never really heard the term "video games" until I started going to online gaming forums with americans on them. It was always either "computer games" or just "games" as far as I remember.
>>390
>I've never played or seen a NES in real life, but I did play on a friend's Master System II as a kid, and I had a go on a Mega Drive somewhere but don't remember where. Only time I ever saw a SNES was at my uncle's house
That's to be expected. Only the N64 and Gamecube really gained any traction in the UK and in both cases they were far behind the market leaders.
>Also, I don't know if it's just me, but I'd never really heard the term "video games" until I started going to online gaming forums with americans on them. It was always either "computer games" or just "games" as far as I remember.
I've never actually considered that but now you mention it I'm not sure I heard the term video game that much either. Perhaps the greater use of early home computers made the term Computer Game more common? It certainly seems like Video Game is something you'd apply more to arcades and consoles.
>>375
I'm a bong too but you're really missing the point of Nintendo being at it's peak during the SNES era. Most the UK people in that era had a Mega Drive and Nintendo came second best, but Mario world is undeniable one of the best platformers ever. Mario 64 defined the 3D platformer and the modern joypad in doing so.

Do you have any clue about the gamecube? Resident Evil went to the gamecube, 4, RE:make and Zero all were gamecube exclusives until quite recently in the last 2's case. It did have kiddy games but it also had the goriest games on offer at the time too.

Modern Mario is different to classic Mario. These days it is mostly nostalgia and sucking on Smash bro's tits for all it's worth. Same way Pokemon is now damn near unplayable. Since you're on Julay I assume you're familar with movie bob and furries... just consider that demographic for modern nintendo. I enjoy monster catching RPGs and Nintendos even killed that interest off for me they're so bad these days.

>>376
Nice picture faggot. How about you try addressing the discussion rather than wasting posts? You added nothing to the conversation, you just wasted bandwidth. Nintendo game design has traditionally been extremely strong. They have a good method of teaching you without you realizing it's happening.

>>379
The SNES and Gameboy were both big. It's pretty much impossible to have the UK gaming scene as we know it without the Gameboy. The SNES was second to the Mega Drive but not massively so. Mario Kart and street fighter (fuck 6 button bullshit joypads) sold a lot of consoles. Mortal Kombat didn't hurt either even if the blood was censored it was still more buttons.

You're correct on the nostalgia shit though. The NES was never big, no one gave a fuck about Megaman, Samus or Castlevania, that's an entirely fictional history for us where in 2000s the American internet fucked up all the UK gaming history by just claiming dominance over everything. The NES was a shit console which barely worked. Only the poor kids had them while the cool nerds have Commodores and Amigas.

>>390
I hate saying video games, it's always computer games to me. But you're right, Sonic was the biggest gaming icon here by a mile and Lara croft and Tekken defined the PS1 era. Donkey Kong country was big as I recall, but not Mario outside of Mario kart.

>>393
>TFW I owned them all because I would get a console for christmas and birthday combined then buy games second hand from a carboot sale each weekend for a couple of quid.
>>398
>SNES
The 4th generation only really having two serious competitors not counting shit like the Amiga which obviously isn't a console and is often left out of the debate even though as a platform for games it was popular at least in bongland probably had a bit of an effect there. Where I was the SNES was rare but then most fags couldn't afford both consoles granted I was also quite young and kids didn't have the cash to support two consoles at once unless they had sympathetic parents and more often looked to a home computer for a second source of games. It'd be pretty interesting to do a full on regional survey and see if it varied by parts of the UK though.
>It's pretty much impossible to have the UK gaming scene as we know it without the Gameboy.
Forgot about the Gameboy, I guess I don't really classify handhelds as consoles. You're 100% right about that though.
>You're correct on the nostalgia shit though. The NES was never big, no one gave a fuck about Megaman, Samus or Castlevania, that's an entirely fictional history for us where in 2000s the American internet fucked up all the UK gaming history by just claiming dominance over everything. The NES was a shit console which barely worked. Only the poor kids had them while the cool nerds have Commodores and Amigas.
Given that you had experience of bongs with the SNES etc do you also find that even those who had Nintendo consoles didn't focus so much on the main mascots/series? That seems to have been true even through the N64 and Gamecube. I don't know if it was different marketing priorities or something.
>>399
Mario Kart and Mario world dominated the SNES the same way Sonic did the Mega drive. They were the defining games for that generation. Secret of Mana was also fucking massive in the way everyone in Clapistan jerks off to FF6. The rest of nintendo's first party games didn't really stand out as much. Donkey kong country is sort of first party but not really so there is that I suppose. I remember people being excited over Star Fox but it wasn't until Smash people really gave a fuck. Pokemon was really really big for a while, But Digimon also held it's own here and Digimon world 1 didn't do too bad. I think it's the PS2 era where gaming "culture" bleeds together. I know a lot of autists like crash bandicoot in the UK, where as US he wasn't quite as big and they seem to like the ratchet series more than Crash.

For some reason the UK loves casual fighting games. I don't get it but the Tekken 2 demo sold a lot of PS1s and Street fighter did similarly for the SNES.

A lot of the UK gaming podcasts are shit because they're full of weird old men obsessed with the Amiga and Spectrum. There's a lack of people who grew up in the 90s covering them so you get the 80's nostalgia for micro PCs and then the NES circle jerk from the 2000s. It would be nice to get some bongs of the era together to discuss games they grew up with. Streets of rage is probably one of the defining games of the era IMO.
>>400
Interesting idea. I think Sonic 2 was bigger than Sonic 3 here. I remember Sonic 3 being sort of a non-starter and 2 being big and Knuckles being more popular than 3 but still not any where near what Sonic had been. The Master system sonic games were well liked and get ignored. I don't know why Sonic 3 didn't click as much, I think by that point the SNES had become a real contender and Sonic's hype slid off onto the SNES.

James pond was really big, the second one had a chocolate bar tie in and got hyped a lot. Zool was popular but is goddamn unplayable. There's also a bunch of bong only games like Ed the duck no one has a single reason to care about. Scooty has a really hard commodore amiga game too.

If you're interested in the micro computers I would recommend an original Xbox, crack it and install Coin ops complete. A shit load of roms and emulators. Mame and micro computers make up a large segment and "just work" It's basically a lot easier than trying to config the micro computer emulators or affording one of the original machines. Be careful if you're looking for info in podcasts and such, it's mostly Ashens and his tranny (actual tranny no larping) friends for the e celebs. There's a couple of yanks but they support trannys too so fuck those guys.
>>393
>Perhaps the greater use of early home computers made the term Computer Game more common?
I think that's the case, blokes of a certain age all had one of the 8-bit and 16-bit computers. My dad had an Atari 800XL (before my time), and then an Amiga 500+. I vaguely remember the Amiga, playing games like Super Frog, James Pond, Morph, The Addams Family, Fire & Ice, and the Lotus racing games. Had the classic red knob joystick too, proper old school.

>>398
>Mario 64 defined the 3D platformer and the modern joypad in doing so
I guess, but I never saw the appeal of it personally, and to be fair, I didn't play it for myself until the game was already about 10 years old. Only N64 games I played back in the day at my cousin's house were Banjo Kazooie, GoldenEye, and some wrestling game. Tomb Raider will always be my preferred "3D platformer from 1996".

>Do you have any clue about the gamecube?
Only somewhat, I know there were games like that on it because the "over protected" mate I mentioned earlier ended up giving me his gamecube and all his games for free when he moved out. He had REmake and Zero, which were by far the best of all his games, which mostly consisted of shite like "Driven" and "Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer". I was specifically talking about first-party Nintendo games though, and primarily Mario and Mario spinoff games. My main perspective on gamecube back when it was new, as a teenager who had a PC and a PS2, was that it was "the kid's console", and I think a lot of people shared that sentiment. Whether that was fair or not, I don't know. These days I give it a fairer shake, especially as some multiplats play much smoother on it than they ever did on PS2, but ultimately the exclusives don't appeal to me as much as old PC and PS2 games do.

>Same way Pokemon is now damn near unplayable
I was pretty much done with Pokemon after 3rd gen. Only really enjoyed 1st and 2nd, further beyond that it sort of did the same thing other Nintendo franchises did, adopting a more "child-friendly" aesthetic and theme. I know Pokemon has obviously always been a kids thing, but the design and themes of the first games (and by extension the cartoon, cards, etc) was somewhat "edgier" and "cooler". It lost it's appeal to me when it went more "babyish".
>>402
The gamecubes also a bitch to pirate because of it's joypad having unique triggers. They were sensitive to how much you pressed them. MMakes Mario sunshine unplayable on the Wiiu homebrew gamecube emulation.

Tomb raider was bigger than any other game of it's era but fell off with the 2nd game. Wipeout was pretty big too for one game.

Pokemon gets real edgy in the 3rd and 4th generation if you read the pokedex, there's a whole bunch of weird shit in there. But I can see why you would like the first 2 gens, I liked most of the games until Sun/moon.

UK gaming was a lot different to the US in that I don't think any one ever considered it adult or childish, it was just a hobby that guys did. Kids could make games as easily as men could and people across the spectrum 9no pun intended) played them. Every chippy had a cabinet and people would put a quid in while waiting for their tea. The whole gamings only for nerds thing is mostly an American setreo type from what I can tell. Warhammer and computer games were just things every teenage boy did and your female cousin did once in a while.
>>405
>>>405

Not sure which of those apply but I made a thread so we stop derailing this one.
>>400
>I know a lot of autists like crash bandicoot in the UK, where as US he wasn't quite as big and they seem to like the ratchet series more than Crash.
Can confirm. Reminder that Crash Team Racing is better than Mario Kart and Crash Bash is better than Mario Party. Rip-offs that refined the core gameplay without overcomplicating it with gimmicky bullshit.
>>402
>Tomb Raider will always be my preferred "3D platformer from 1996".
Tomb Raider was huge with the girls who actually played games in the 90s until the Sims came out it'd be the one game you could guarantee they'd played. I guess despite what SJWs will tell you they didn't give two shits about her giant triangular tits.
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>>406
>not colonising both threads
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>>406
>Implying 7th Gen doesn't belong to the English
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>>427
>English
>not British
[incoherent celtic sperging]
>>430
Next you'll want to be giving fucking rights to the Irish!
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Do you think Princess Anne is a 7th Gen person or more of a 6th Gen fag?
>>353
That's fair. The whole, "two versions of the game," can easily lead to confusion.
>>481
Nier seems like a cluster fuck of bullshit without the version differences. I suspect Taro may become the new Kojima.

Is Allan Wake on the PS3? It's a good 7th gen game. PC release can't be bought any more but you can find it on key sellers for dirt cheap. Survival horror if you played a stephen king but wasn't a pedo faggot. Quantum break is a spiritual sequel and worth a look if you're into TV series being inserted into games for 25 minute breaks in gameplay every level.
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>>484
The only reason two versions exist is because of trying to pander to the West. Nier was originally only going to be bishi Bro Nier, but Square Enix didn't think a prettyboy protag would sell over in the west, so they wanted him changed to an older Papa Nier instead. They eventually compromised on doing two versions so they have both. Nier Replicant, with Bro Nier, and Nier Gestalt, with Papa Nier. In Japan Replicant was PS3 exclusive and Gestalt was 360 exclusive. Since the West was the only reason Papa Nier exists, it's why only Gestalt was brought over as a multiplat.

Though both a translation patch and prepatch ISO exist for Replicant too, for those minor differences between the two versions. Nier is also supposed to run smoothly on RPCS3 too.
>>400
>I know a lot of autists like crash bandicoot in the UK, where as US he wasn't quite as big and they seem to like the ratchet series more than Crash
Interesting, as a Burger I wasn't aware of this but I wouldn't really know if it's wrong or not.

>>484
>Survival horror if you played a stephen king but wasn't a pedo faggot.
What?
>>490
Alan Wake is not!Stephen King and goes on holiday with his wife to a cabin which turns out to be over a haunted lake. His stories start coming true and he has to prevent it with a shotgun and a flashlight. It's pretty janky but it's an enjoyable experience. The DLC sequel goes full retard on the B movie theme and has flaming satellites falling from the sky as rock music plays. It's a bit drawn out and not the best game ever but it's enjoyable and I remember it fondly.
>>490
Kids have a gang bang in one of his books, the clown one.
El Shaddai. Combat is pretty simple, but the atmosphere and art direction is pretty good and has a very nice surreal feel.
I wish Madness Returns was a finished game. Even half finished would have massively improved the combat.
>>128
>Gaming died in 2007
Truer words have never been said. Any good game that's come out since has been an anomaly.
That being said I want RPCS3 to finally run like butter so I can play MGS 4 and GoW 3
>>593
>RPCS3
I need to give it a try, see if Wipeout HD/Fury works. Got it for free back when the PSN outage/leaks happened in 2011, ended up being one of my favourite games on the system. Loved blasting through courses with a custom oldschool breakbeat hardcore soundtrack.
>>594
>I need to give it a try
Performancy is all over the place even on an 8th gen i5 @5.00Ghz. It's not worth it yet. For all it's praise, the vulcan backend is basically a pile of shit.
>>596
That's a shame, I'm still on an old i5 4670K @4.1GHz so I've probably got no hope of running it. Planning to build myself a Ryzen 3rd gen machine soon, but I'm waiting for all the problems I've seen people having to smooth out. Doesn't feel like that long ago when I couldn't even run PCSX2 on my machine.
>>617
buy a Ryzen 2 rig with the option to upgrade to a Ryzen 3. They are using the same socket. By the time all the shit's been fixed with ryzen 3 you would have gotte decent millage out of the 2nd gen
>>724
The 2700X is only as good as my 4670K is at stock clock for single thread performance according to benchmarks, so it wouldn't really be much of an upgrade for many of the things I do. 3rd gen seems to blow the 4670K out of the water on all fronts, making it finally worth me upgrading after 6 years of my current build.
>>310
>video game addiction, a pathology affecting a small percentage of all people who play video games
It's almost like video games aren't as addictive as heroin.
>>763
Smart phones are more addictive than video games. Smart phones are worse than heroin.
>>724
Theres no reason to buy a Ryzen 2 when Ryzen 3 not only outclasses it but also the Intelaviv's overpriced CPUs.
>>593
Gaming died when the 7th generation of consoles and Steam lead to a complete casual takeover of western AAA while nip AAA doubled down on anime tiddies and nostalgia over creativity.
>>847
Its worse, not only the demographic invasion ruined the market, but there has been a brain drain on the Game developer site, good games aren't made because most people working on them don't know how.
>>317
>Ps3 pad is bad for FPS even by console standards
PS3XPAD is some homebrew that allows you to use a variety of controllers, including wired Xbox 360 and wireless if you have the PC dongle, which is what I use. Fixes the worst thing about the console. Downside is, it doesn't work with PS2 games (Classics or emulated) or PSP games because the system boots into a different mode for those.
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LMAO
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>>1014
AYYYYYY
>>1015
toplel. i wonder how much he will spend during his life in factually ofc.
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>>1015
>>1014
He is a libshit who has been pretending to be retarded to "own gamers"
>>1024
>tee hee i paid money for gamur guuuuurl bath water to own those ebil alt-right nazi gamers and totally not because i'm a creeper
lel
>>1035
How is that supposed to own alt righters anyway? I don't get the connection.
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>>1014
He got butthurt about everyone telling him to clean his shit.
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>>1044
>my house is clean
kek
>>1035
That bathwater thing is something he made, not the one the whore was selling
He doesn't have a 1000$ to spare.
>>1047
Pathetic.
Why isn't Belle selling her gamergurl pee yet?
>>567
I think DmC (the terrible reboot) ripped off a lot of it concepts.
>>127
8/vg/ 7th Gen Thread archive - https://archive.is/KS2WZ
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Tales of Xillia – ah Tales games, even though they never rise above mediocrity most of the time, the longer you live in this world gone to complete shit the more you actually start to appreciate them for their reliability - they are always there to deliver a big comfy fantasy adventure much needed to sooth your tired mind. They always try hard and this is certainly a perfect example of that, after the trashfire that was Graces devs made an improvement to pretty much every aspect of the formula. The graphics are great, a bit uneven in places when it's unclear whether they decide to go for full on painted anime background look or more conventional 3d, but the art direction is fantastic; the world is large enough and worth exploring, borrowing the FFXII-esque structure this time around. The battle system is a solid variation on the good ol’ Tales battle engine augmented with a new "Sphere Grid" type level up mechanic. They packed a lot of stuff for you to do in the game and even though most of it is surface level it’s nice to have, after all, it's all the small things that make up a vidya. The game is pretty big and while the story is your typical Tales endeavor – although on the better end of the spectrum – it’s still interesting enough to follow; however, it’s significantly undercut by a horrific dub and script americanization to the point of tears. I’ve also noticed a lot of pozz rewrites, adding “and women” when only men were mentioned in the original, injecting gurl power where possible and other such shit. Seek undub if at all possible. The music is good but overall unmemorable, which is ironic seeing how the game comes with OST disc included but I can’t imagine listening to it.
One downside I noticed is that they made preemptive attack on the enemy both way too easy to execute and too op, so 90% of the game you’re just breezing through encounters. A shame really because I think the battle system in this one is actually solid enough to warrant some challenge, but sadly the series suffers from baby's first RPG syndrome.
You get a lot of merit for your buck with this one, dare I say good shit indeed.
>>2184
Any sources on the americanizing of the script? Also, thoughts on Xillia 2? Also also, why is Elize the ultimate daughterfU?
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7th gen really was the beginning of the end. 6th gen wasn't perfect but it was probably the best tradeoff between hardware competence and imagination from the developers.
>>2253
>6th gen wasn't perfect
It nearly was.
>>2218
>Any sources on the americanizing of the script?
Well, playing the game.
>Also, thoughts on Xillia 2?
Haven't played it and have no inclination to do so, all these sequels to games in anthological series are lazy filler shit anyway. But I may still pick it up if I see it dirt cheap.
>Also also, why is Elize the ultimate daughterfU?
Elize is pretty cute.
>>2289
Let me rephrase in a less hostile manner; any specific comparisons between the Americanized and the original script you can provide?
While I do agree that 7th gen introduced some horrible practices I still think its overall salvageable. More so than whatever the trainwreck that 8th gen is supposed to be. Also, now in the aftermath when most 7th games are cheap it actually warrants them a try. Whenever I read people dismissing 7th gen I get the impression that its mostly out of spite and biitterness. There's still some good games found in that mess. >>554 I second this.
>>11861 >Also, now in the aftermath when most 7th games are cheap it actually warrants them a try Good luck getting all the patches and DLCs with the servers down or anything that is no longer being sold or playing games whose multiplayer was one of the main draws.
>>11870 Everything but the last one is solved via copying/emulation/jailbreaking.
>>11870 That's not only exclusive to the 7th gen, though. Even single player games like the rebooted Ninja Gaiden games on XboxHueg have multiplayer leaderboard modes that no longer function. There was meant to be a whole ranking system to determine the best ninjas as part of a worldwide competition. Now you can't do any of that, and the small unlockables (cosmetics and titles, mostly) associated with it are forever gone.
>>11870 >Good luck getting all the patches and DLCs with the servers down If you're physical, and that bothers you, you can get the GOTY /ultimate editions. They usually come with all DLC/patches and most fixed issues prepackaged. >or anything that is no longer being sold or playing games whose multiplayer was one of the main draws. Apparently, You can set-up xlink kai on PS3.
>>11942 >usually Usually, but not always. See Forza Motorsport 3 & 4. Yes i know, >muh forza, but it's the best simcade/"serious" racer in its gen, so missing cars is a big deal, especially cool ones like the Camaro SS '69.
>>293 Fuck Sonic SEGA should kill that faggot hedgehog on the spot and focus on real videogames like they've been doing and let random devs make their old games like they've done multiple times with devs that never asked permission until late in the game and SEGA let's them. see the WB remake, the sequel, SoR4, and Sonic for inarguable fact based proof that SEGA will let fuck anybody make their games as long as they aren't shit but no SEGA hates its fans no you are a stupid person and you don't think before you say shit. the ONLY fault SEGA has to fix is removing every last game of theirs from PC because real arcade companies should be above that. >oh they don't do what I want boooohooooooo okay faggot why don't you make a fucking game that you want and put a Sonic skin on it because every fucking shred of evidence points to SEGA licensing and publishing it if you don't make a shit game seriously this is the last fucking company you can bitch with legitimacy about because you can absolutely make a good game with their IP if you're so bitter that the autistic fucking freak sonic fanbase isn't being pandered to THERE IS ONE SINGLE REASON THAT THERE ISN'T A GOOD SONIC GAME COMING OUT RIGHT NOW AND IT'S BECAUSE NO ONE (READ: ANY LIFEFORM ON THE PLANET) HAS MADE IT DEATH TO SONIC LONG LIVE SEGA
>>11968 Is this a copypasta?
>>12022 fresh piping hot pasta served just for you but it's been on the table all day and it is cold now no one will want a copy of piping cold pasta
>>12024 >no one will want piping cold pasta With some cream, grated dry cheese and pepper you can do wonders
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>tfw no Kameo 2

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