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Polo-Rican
Jul 3, 2004

emptyquote my posts or die


I got really good at Pac-Man Championship Edition DX when it came out, and had a bunch of top 10 global scores for a while... this is my time to shine, babyyyyy.....

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THE AWESOME GHOST
Oct 21, 2005



John Wick of Dogs posted:

The trailer has skins

Yeah but there's skins, and there's crazy music / the camera zooms in and gets more and more frantic and stuff explodes everywhere

Happy Hedonist
Jan 18, 2009




THE AWESOME GHOST posted:

Yeah but there's skins, and there's crazy music / the camera zooms in and gets more and more frantic and stuff explodes everywhere

If I may, where is your av from? I like it.

Pablo Nergigante
Apr 16, 2002



PowerBeard posted:

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ The problem is Konami love charging crazy amounts for their products and rarely reverse their decisions. We got an arcade collection that I still barely understand what I'm getting for free and what is in the bundles.

1. You're thinking of the Capcom arcade collection, not Konami
2. Pac-Man is Namco, also not Konami

Pablo Nergigante
Apr 16, 2002



Happy Hedonist posted:

If I may, where is your av from? I like it.

That's Lum from the classic manga/anime Urusei Yatsura

External Organs
Mar 3, 2006

A cheerful person, he is known as the king of vulgarities (cursing?)

Tell me about Children of Morta. Any good? I heard it was somewhat Diablo like. Or is it more rogue like?

THE AWESOME GHOST
Oct 21, 2005



Happy Hedonist posted:

If I may, where is your av from? I like it.

It has been mentioned already that it's Lum but there was an avatarchange thread somewhere on the forums where someone changed like... 100 avatars to pictures of Lum. But I like it too

Happy Hedonist
Jan 18, 2009




THE AWESOME GHOST posted:

It has been mentioned already that it's Lum but there was an avatarchange thread somewhere on the forums where someone changed like... 100 avatars to pictures of Lum. But I like it too


Pablo Nergigante posted:

That's Lum from the classic manga/anime Urusei Yatsura

Thank you! I absolutely love the art from that era in Japan. I have a giant bikini wearing Athena poster hanging in my office and it reminded me of that.

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


homeless snail posted:

It has ghost trains though

Yes, weren't those in CE? Those are great.

It's all the rest of the weird bullshit added to 2 that I didn't like.

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007


You're Goddamned right I support Medicare for all.







External Organs posted:

Tell me about Children of Morta. Any good? I heard it was somewhat Diablo like. Or is it more rogue like?

It's a roguelike, and was just updated, so maybe the progression won't be as bad as it used to be.

Pablo Nergigante
Apr 16, 2002



Happy Hedonist posted:

Thank you! I absolutely love the art from that era in Japan. I have a giant bikini wearing Athena poster hanging in my office and it reminded me of that.

The manga is by Rumiko Takahashi who's one of the most successful manga artists in Japan - she also did Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha

Prophet of Nixon
May 7, 2007

Thou art not a crook!


External Organs posted:

Tell me about Children of Morta. Any good? I heard it was somewhat Diablo like. Or is it more rogue like?

I'd describe it as more like Gauntlet or Diablo than a roguelike. It's Diablo without equipment loot, and instead you're looting gold to upgrade all your characters' stats. Character abilities come from light Diablo-2 style skill trees. The roguelike comparisons come from 'charms', 'graces', 'runes', and 'relics' which are equipments you get in the dungeon and can't keep after a run. Many, many combinations of these are viable though, and good play fundamentals will let you survive without any of them.

The game borrows a ton from Diablo 2 and 3, including character archetypes and effects/abilities of the player and enemies, but recontextualizes them enough to feel like something new. And while it never reaches the fight escalation of Diablo 2 or 3 (more akin to Diablo 1 in that regard) the actual combat feels a lot more involved and is much more satisfying. I feel like the design of the game pares away a lot of the micromanagement to leave the gameplay that matters - I was personally looking for something Gauntlet-y so this satisfies me.

The boss fights are all pretty neat though I swear the first one is the hardest.

I completed Morta twice recently, and really loved the monk character, so I thought I'd go try to play the monk in Diablo 3, and it isn't even close. The monk in Morta is really fun to play, while I can fall asleep playing the monk in Diablo 3.

Evil Fluffy
Jul 13, 2009

Scholars are some of the most pompous and pedantic people I've ever had the joy of meeting.

The United States posted:

Real missed opportunity by Nintendo to make their switch pro controller look like this abomination of a "wii u controller eating a snes controller" instead, imo



I bet the d-pad works properly.

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007


You're Goddamned right I support Medicare for all.







it has proper concave upper buttons, too.

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


I get the argument for concave buttons in theory, but in practice it doesn't matter at all; who doesn't know which button is in what location? Who's thumb is that small that they also recognize the difference between the feel of the buttons?

When my thumb is on the button layout, it's very clear where X is, in relation to Y. It's like saying that the arrow keys on a keyboard should feel different to denote their position. No, they don't.

DEEP STATE PLOT
Aug 13, 2008

Yes...Ha ha ha...YES!




having grown up with the snes controller, i find i actually prefer the way a super famicom controller feels to it. the snes y button is super uncomfortable after a while.

Unreal_One
Aug 18, 2010

Now you know how I don't like to use the sit-down gun, but this morning we just don't have time for mucking about.



Rupert Buttermilk posted:

I get the argument for concave buttons in theory, but in practice it doesn't matter at all; who doesn't know which button is in what location? Who's thumb is that small that they also recognize the difference between the feel of the buttons?

When my thumb is on the button layout, it's very clear where X is, in relation to Y. It's like saying that the arrow keys on a keyboard should feel different to denote their position. No, they don't.

If you can't feel surface differences on the scale of half your thumb width, there's something wrong with your thumb. I don't even like the feel of concave buttons, but.

Inzombiac
Mar 19, 2007

PARTY ALL NIGHT

EAT BRAINS ALL DAY


External Organs posted:

Tell me about Children of Morta. Any good? I heard it was somewhat Diablo like. Or is it more rogue like?

It's good but a little slower than you might expect. Each family member plays way different and their upgrade trees can unlock benefits for the whole group, so it's a good idea to play them all.

The story is pretty good, if a bit generic.

Mister Facetious
Apr 21, 2007


You're Goddamned right I support Medicare for all.







Rupert Buttermilk posted:

I get the argument for concave buttons in theory, but in practice it doesn't matter at all; who doesn't know which button is in what location? Who's thumb is that small that they also recognize the difference between the feel of the buttons?

When my thumb is on the button layout, it's very clear where X is, in relation to Y. It's like saying that the arrow keys on a keyboard should feel different to denote their position. No, they don't.

I just prefer the way they feel over convex ones.

hatty
Feb 28, 2011



Pork Pro

Only button I hate is a clicky loud one, oh and I also hate clicking in the sticks but other than that all buttons welcome.

flavor.flv
Apr 18, 2008

I got a letter from the government the other day
opened it, read it
it said they was bitches




Evil Fluffy posted:

I bet the d-pad works properly.

Would you like to put money on that?

(I bought one back in the day. Every direction on the d pad registered as down)

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


Unreal_One posted:

If you can't feel surface differences on the scale of half your thumb width, there's something wrong with your thumb. I don't even like the feel of concave buttons, but.

I'm not saying I can't feel it, I'm saying that I've never taken the curve of the button into consideration when I'm trying to figure out what button I'm pressing without looking. They're close enough together that it's already apparent.

Edit for wording.

External Organs
Mar 3, 2006

A cheerful person, he is known as the king of vulgarities (cursing?)

Sounds like Morta is indeed worth 11 bucks. Thanks y'all!

Weedle
May 31, 2006





the best button indicators are the ones the switch uses when you're using single joy-cons, where it just shows all four buttons and highlights the correct one. no confusion

WHY BONER NOW
Mar 6, 2016


Pillbug

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/04/indie_metroidvania_blasphemous_is_getting_the_deluxe_physical_switch_release_it_deserves

Looks like Blasphemous is getting a deluxe physical release end of June. I am pretty lukewarm on it but I know there are some people in this thread that really liked it

ExcessBLarg!
Aug 31, 2001


Isn't this the third time Blasphemous has been published physically?

elf help book
Aug 5, 2004

It's not a dream, or a lie.
I know my sister is alive out there.


Happy Hedonist posted:

Thank you! I absolutely love the art from that era in Japan. I have a giant bikini wearing Athena poster hanging in my office and it reminded me of that.

Please post a picture. Athena's name is magic.

Rad Valtar
May 31, 2011

CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF; OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, OR OF THE PRESS; OR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE, AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.


PAC-Man looks cool

Give me back my Mario you loving cowards.

Walla
Sep 17, 2017




Rad Valtar posted:

PAC-Man looks cool

Give me back my Mario you loving cowards.

Pac Man ate Mario.

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


I'll pay money for Pac Man 99 but only because I'm just sad that I can't pay money for tony hawk yet.

Happy Hedonist
Jan 18, 2009




elf help book posted:

Please post a picture. Athena's name is magic.

I will when I get home, I love it. haha

It's the original flyer from the game Athena, I think. A friend cleaned it up and printed it for me at his shop years ago.

This one, it's horny so I spoilered it.



Edit: BTW you can play that game and psycho soldier on the switch. The SNK collection is legit fantastic.

Happy Hedonist fucked around with this message at 19:09 on Apr 7, 2021

Ogmius815
Aug 25, 2005
I have relinquished D&D and moved on to new and more pleasant heights. Report me if you see me posting there!


It's loving daylight saving time! Why can't they ever get it right?

EDIT for reference:


Ogmius815 fucked around with this message at 19:22 on Apr 7, 2021

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


poo poo POST MALONE posted:

I'll pay money for Pac Man 99 but only because I'm just sad that I can't pay money for tony hawk yet.

This, but I'm waiting on Dusk.

homeless snail
Mar 14, 2007


Rupert Buttermilk posted:

Yes, weren't those in CE? Those are great.

It's all the rest of the weird bullshit added to 2 that I didn't like.
No they were in CE DX, CE was just a straight remake of Pac-Man

Yusin
Mar 4, 2021


Man Pac 99 looks fun.

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


homeless snail posted:

No they were in CE DX, CE was just a straight remake of Pac-Man

Ah, ok well that's what I meant; I'm good with ghost trains, taking out tons of ghosts at once. It was a bunch of the other stuff in 2 that just seems to be too much (in a game that already has a poo poo ton going on, visually).

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



nintendo slipped another switch pro reference in the 12.0 firmware

https://twitter.com/OatmealDome/status/1379515349566173193

there's also new code related to updating the docks firmware, so they might finally be enabling USB 3.0 on the inner port

repiv fucked around with this message at 20:39 on Apr 7, 2021

Twelve by Pies
May 4, 2012

Again a very likpatous story


Pac-Man CE DX was more like a puzzle game than a straight Pac-Man game since there was an optimal route to eat the dots and maximize your ghost train. It was pretty great, I loved it. I was even near the top of the leaderboards on Dungeon for a while, it didn't last long (about a day), but it was cool.

I'm excited for Pac-Man 99 even though I'll almost certainly never win.

Mega64
May 23, 2008





I've got 99 Pac-Men but a ghost ain't one

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Toad King
Apr 22, 2008

Yeah, I'm the best


repiv posted:

nintendo slipped another switch pro reference in the 12.0 firmware

https://twitter.com/OatmealDome/status/1379515349566173193

there's also new code related to updating the docks firmware, so they might finally be enabling USB 3.0 on the inner port

From what I remember the dock's USB 3.0 port fully works, it's just that the Switch firmware doesn't have any xHCI drivers to actually get 3.0 speeds.

And the new code for upgrading docks is not for any existing docks.

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