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by schadenfreude
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: New Home and Other Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 3038

Re: New Home...

Yeah, I was this close to pronouncing the holy rites and salvaging as much site data as I could from the Google cache, but then I hit upon the sans-www URL via a Google search. Hallowed be thy name, gamengai!
by schadenfreude
Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Tokyo next weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 848

In Tokyo next weekend

I'll be making a visa run to Tokyo next weekend, arriving Friday night (3/13) and leaving Monday morning (3/16). If any of you gentlemen are free, it would be great to hang out at arcades or restaurants or whatever! I am also taking suggestions: What are some recommendations of what I can do over th...
by schadenfreude
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Playing arcade games: MAME versus ports
Replies: 0
Views: 18600

Playing arcade games: MAME versus ports

...versus PCBs is the correct title, but sometimes we don't have the means or the proximity to acquire boards or play in an arcade. So that leaves us with MAME and console ports. If a game is well-emulated in MAME and there's also a near-arcade-perfect port available on a home console, the decision ...
by schadenfreude
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [SMS] [MSX2] Aleste
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: [SMS] [MSX2] Aleste

That makes sense. Sega must have acquired a license to port the game and then beat Compile to the punch. I'll check out Compile's version. Thanks for the help!
by schadenfreude
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [SMS] [MSX2] Aleste
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: [SMS] [MSX2] Aleste

Oh, the MSX? The Japanese Wikipedia page only mentions an MSX2 release: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%A2%E3%83%AC%E3%82%B9%E3%82%BF#.E3.82.B7.E3.83.AA.E3.83.BC.E3.82.BA アレスタ(セガ・マークIII)1MbitROMカートリッジ FM音源対応 1988年2月29日、5,000円。発売元はセガ。 全6ステージで構成されている。海外では"POWER STRIKE"のタイトルで発売。 アレスタ(MSX2...
by schadenfreude
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [SMS] [MSX2] Aleste
Replies: 4
Views: 872

[SMS] [MSX2] Aleste

Does anyone know which of these systems Aleste was originally developed for? English Wikipedia says the Master System, the Japanese Wikipedia page seems to imply Master System (my guess), but other sites I've checked claim the Master System game is a port from the MSX version even though the former ...
by schadenfreude
Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Re: Greetings

You waited almost 11 years after joining to make your first post? Or maybe your account creation date is wrong?
by schadenfreude
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: PC Engine system card confusion and other Qs
Replies: 26
Views: 4928

Re: PC Engine system card confusion and other Qs

I have been waiting patiently for almost a week. Stop drinking and hop to it, my man!
by schadenfreude
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happiness in Honolulu
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Re: Happiness in Honolulu

Eh, it's been pretty decent so far! I spend most of my time working or doing outdoor activities anyway, so whatever time I have remaining is fine to spend on these crappy games. I have actually been playing some GB/GBC games I enjoyed in my younger years as well as some new ones that seem interestin...
by schadenfreude
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happiness in Honolulu
Replies: 8
Views: 1696

Happiness in Honolulu

So I'm living and working in this city for almost three weeks before moving west towards better (?) pastures, and I'm wondering if you fine gentlemen (such as the Supreme Leader, who I have learned through old posts has lived here) have any gaming recommendations for me while I am here. I was hoping...
by schadenfreude
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Ico [PS2] and Ninja Gaiden II [X360], both free
Replies: 0
Views: 18389

Ico [PS2] and Ninja Gaiden II [X360], both free

I'm getting ready to move yet again, and since you guys are all really cool, I have two games I want to donate to the community: Ico for PS2, in non-original case with no inserts Ninja Gaiden II for Xbox 360, in original case with instruction manual Both games are the American versions. I'm willing ...
by schadenfreude
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Thread of Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 3047

Re: Thread of Adventure

I haven't played Snatcher, and I've only played a bit of Policenauts, but that was many years ago. Do either of them hold up well today? Earlier this year, I played the US Sega CD version of Snatcher and was pretty mesmerized by it. Terrific graphics, memorable music (I am humming some tunes in my ...
by schadenfreude
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread
Replies: 586
Views: 210956

Re: The Official WTF are YOU playing right now thread

I recently got my NES modded with an NESRGB board. I was too pussy to do it myself, so I had a fine gentleman in another forum handle the honor. Unfortunately, I am still waiting on parts to be shipped from my "home" to my current location, so no word on whether the operation was successfu...
by schadenfreude
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Arcades in Chinese cities
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Arcades in Chinese cities

I got back last week and was all over the country. In general, most arcades I saw — the legitimate ones with candy cabinets — were dirty and unclean. Dudes leave their cigarettes and food and junk on the controls, and no one bothers to clean it up. Many CRTs have bad geometry, color distortion, and ...
by schadenfreude
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Shit that makes me LOL
Replies: 569
Views: 156623

Re: Shit that makes me LOL

That reminds me of the insane amount of flopping in the NBA these days.
by schadenfreude
Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Keeping up with arcade releases
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Keeping up with arcade releases

Thanks for the replies. It seems the Japanese arcade scene is getting drier than my granny's puss. I really need to get over to Japan and experience this shit for a few months/years before I miss my chance. I'll let you dudes know when I arrive!
by schadenfreude
Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Arcades in Chinese cities
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Arcades in Chinese cities

Ha, thanks for the tip! The underlying homosexuality is part of what keeps me coming back! I don't know what more he wants. :whack:
by schadenfreude
Wed May 28, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Keeping up with arcade releases
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Keeping up with arcade releases

Does anyone know of a good (English, preferably) site that surveys upcoming arcade releases? I am curious to know what new arcade developments are going on in Nippon these days.
by schadenfreude
Wed May 28, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Arcades in Chinese cities
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Arcades in Chinese cities

Okay, so not quite Japan, but close enough! I will be flying to Shanghai in a month, staying there for a tad, and then moving on to Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and other cities throughout the country (I haven't figured out the schedule yet). Do any of you fine gentlemen have recommendations for a...
by schadenfreude
Mon May 05, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [SAT] Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: [SAT] Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru

Indeed! The game is growing on me. The quality of the presentation alone is enough to make me want to keep playing.

Thanks for the video mention, though I don't want to watch too much of it and spoil the game for myself.
by schadenfreude
Thu May 01, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Neo-Geo Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 4347

Re: Neo-Geo Thread

Cool, thanks for the suggestion! I'll figure out the best setup when the time comes, and I'm sure that determination will involve this wonderful forum.
by schadenfreude
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: [SAT] Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru
Replies: 2
Views: 820

[SAT] Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru

After clearing Shin Shinobi Den, I browsed around the internet for information on the game in a self-congratulatory manner and found a comment stating that Shinrei Jusatsushi Tarōmaru was what Shin should have been . There's no way I'd let someone toss some seemingly unfounded shit around like that,...
by schadenfreude
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Neo-Geo Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 4347

Re: Neo-Geo Thread

Wow, fuck that then. I knew the stuff would be expensive, but I didn't think there would be price-gouging and extreme rarity for the games. I just checked completed listings on American eBay and see upwards of $400+ for individual Metal Slug games. Compare that to some completed auctions that includ...
by schadenfreude
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: Japanese Video Games
Topic: Neo-Geo Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 4347

Re: Neo-Geo Thread

Don't worry my man; I would not have left you hanging for long! Unfortunately, the Neo Geo and the PC Engine are the two major "old" consoles I know almost nothing about. I would like to purchase an AES whenever I get to Japan someday (whenever that will be!), though I am concerned that mo...
by schadenfreude
Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Score Attack
Topic: [SAT] Shin Shinobi Den
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: Shin Shinobi Den [SAT]

Yeah, that's an interesting question. I believe the hardware is what enforces the scanning frequency, so an NTSC Saturn will output 240p video at 60Hz, whereas a PAL Saturn will output 288p video at 50Hz, regardless of the region the game comes from. For whatever reason, many games localized for the...

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