Eh? Well uh, that's sure interesting. Posted an image completely safe for work, satirical of the subject at hand, and contributed to the discussion by presenting a definitive example of subjectivity regarding the current conversational topic, and the post got deleted.
Okay so I return after a few months of inactivity and walk into this? Really? Really, now?
The Sonic Stadium, I love freakin' love you guys, and I have for seven years now, but it's the stupid dramatic shit like this as of late that makes it really hard to appreciate and otherwise enjoy what used to be a rather radtacular community that was a fun-loving awesome paradise that was mellower than fifty shades of yellow.
Are we really stooping to the levels regulating slightly suggestive anime avatars now?
What the fuck happened to you guys? I remember way back in the days when the completely civilized and casual discussion discussion of sex amongst the forums was a-okay and 100% completely kosher, and now we're getting our panties in a twist over a little illustrated sideboob? Have we really stooped that low?
Also, what's with this sudden burst of sudden anal-retentivity and hostility between the users and moderators as of late? This isn't the first instance of this happening, and it sure as hell isn't how things used to be. I know you mods. I've seen kinkier shenanigans in your profiles than I have in any of those linked images. What happened?
Actually, I don't have enough hype. I'm going to have to find a hype bank and then rob them of their massive quantities of hype to just acquire half of the hype required for something of this hype-inducing caliber.
Bfhahaha, and oh my gosh that last comic was great. So many new comics in one week. Wow. This is pretty big yeah.
god damn it saxton out of all the times you had to fight a yeti
What flappergasts me is how freaking elaborate this guy's shenanigans were. Armed with four high-caliber weapons, gas mask, bulletproof vest, tear gas, timed his shooting in accordance with a gunfight in the movie, and rigged his apartment with explosives. I mean gosh, son.
Yeah, this is like a terribad thing. Uh. Yeah. Heart goes out to all of those killed and injured, I mean Christ I see like two movies a week and yeah the concept of something like this happening is freaking horrifying.
Yeah, I'm hearing more and more about this guy and he's no dummy.
Hyperdimension Neptunia is a Japanese RPG series first and foremost, and it's being made by Compile Heart; an independent Japanese video game developer that doesn't even have a western branch to speak of. Most of those issues you mentioned are more attributed to either American-developed games or games developed for the western audience in general. The sole purpose of Neptunia is to parody the indie Japanese video gaming industry; most of the jokes made in the games the average American or European gamer wouldn't even get, which is why I'm still flabbergasted this series has been localized to begin with!
"But oh hey, I'm a huge fan of Square Enix/Namco/Atlus! I'm sure I'll get all those obscure references!"
HEH NOPE. STILL TOO MAINSTREAM. (heh just kidding there's a Persona reference in there somewhere)
To start with; the game development studios that have been personified as supporting cast members in the series so far are Compile Heart, Idea Factory, Nippon Ichi, GUST, 5pb, RED, and Cave. If you recognized any of those devs you get a gold star and you'll probably love this game, because quite a chunk of it will be spent parodying them and their franchises in one way or another. You like 2ch? Then great! You'll be seeing plenty of Japanese-centric gaming memes in there, too. What's that? You like grinding your days away in Korean MMOs or lusting over your waifu in your favourite eroge? Good news son, this title will poke fun at that too!
That being said, seeing as this game is geared towards otakus that are actually from Japan, I'm pretty sure an Unreal Engine joke would go so far above the intended audience's head that it might as well be in orbit. :V
Oh, and JRPGs have been pretty much either PlayStation or DS exclusive since well uh, forever. If you're going to play console JRPGs owning a PS3 is pretty much a given!
Oh! And I forgot to post this earlier! More new characters!
4Gamer-chan and Beep-chan! For those of you not in the know, 4Gamer is essentially the IGN of Japan and Beep-chan has something to do with... well, uh this guy and his band, Earthbound Papas:
Hey, you people with actual talent! We'd love you on the team! Or, well, I'm assuming we would, I'm not Azukara so I don't have the final say. :V You guys should go contact him on Skype (which you can obtain from his SSMB profile) with your proposals! You know what they say, the more the merrier!
Oh hot dang son, have I been neglecting my threads. I mean, for real son. There have been SO MANY DEVELOPMENTS regarding this game since I last posted in here. I mean, it's like you look away for two seconds an-what?
Oh look there's already more news for this game! So seeing as several pairs of seconds have passed since this poor neglected starving baby of a thread was last fed I'll just give you guys a brief rundown of the shenanigans that have been unfolding!
Keiji Inafune is making a return appearance as a giant fucking airship.
(Specifically, the Yamato from Space Battleship Yamato)
The Seven Sages destroying Gamindustri!
These guys are the (partially) new antagonists of this third instalment, and they're all personifications of various aspects of the video gaming industry; or to be more specific, what's killing it!
I'll let you have a wild guess at what Anonedeath represents. He's a trolltastic master hacker notorious for harassing people, and never once shows his face behind the anonymity of his mask. He also actually believes he is the little girl.
Copyerase and Pirachu are a perfect pair! Copyerase illegally copies software ready for distribution, while Pirachu distributes the tools to illegally play games for free. The former is a giant technicolour robot that's as dumb as a sack of potatoes and the latter is an obscenity-riddled loudmouth rodent that bears an uncanny resemblance to a certain yellow video gaming icon out there. "In the world of mice I am, well... The third most famous Mascot-chuu!?"
Oh, and then there's this guy.
So uh yeah, these guys are basically some of the most hilariously bizarre rag-tag syndicate of bosses in any game ever!
Pictured: (Left, Right) Pururut and her CPU form, Iris Heart! (Middle) MYSTERIOUS NEW YELLOW HEART WHO IS THIS PERSON
So yeah! Back in the 80's Pururut was rockin' it as the CPU of Planeptune. Like Neptune, when she activates her CPU she undergoes quite a bit of a personality change! Except hers looks to be uh, different. But similar! (But mostly different.)
Also Yellow Heart is new! She is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, shrouded in secrets. Even her voice actress is a secret! She's just that mysterious. No bio for her either. That'd be too non-secret.
Shigeru Miyamoto, Sataru Iwata, and more show up as enemy mooks!
Need I say more? Now all we need is a Reggie and I'm set.
So far this game is looking more and more ridiculous by the second, and I am loving every single last bit of it!
OH HEY GUYS GUESS WHAT NIS AMERICA JUST ANNOUNCED THEIR SEXY NEW COLLECTOR'S EDITION AND IT'S ALL SORTS OF GREAT, YOU SHO-
-oh snap carbeep beat me to it!! how did he do this
Hell if I know! All I know is that I'm excited enough for this game to drop a hundred bucks on some of the most stupidly fantastic pre-order incentives I've seen for a game yet. It comes with a fucking rabbit-shaped sponge, people. Amazingly enough, this actually comes with more swag than Compile Heart's Japanese release did. That one only came with the figurines and the OST! Nice to see NISA once again making totally awesome collector's sets! (May I add the collector's box artwork looks fantastic? SO SMEXY.)
Anywho, the English site's now up and chock-full of character bios and smexy translated screenshots. Look familiar? 'Cuz it should! It's a direct copypasta of the Japanese site's awesome design. Looks like they'll be showing off more and more stuff in the months to come, so awesome!
I'm just hoping they translate NEW!! Keiji Inafune's devblog too, because...