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  2. Yeah, it’s interesting revisiting these topics.
  3. Yeah, I like revisiting our history. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. I don’t care it’s being done and don’t take offense to it, don’t get me wrong. I just find it funny, that’s all. This place is pretty relaxed, so it’s all good.
  5. Today
  6. I've got no issue. Some are not worth it to me to respond to,I've exhausted that topic years ago, but more power to 'im.
  7. Blackrazor is new. I think he's going through the entire server! You can also thank Platty The Den has been pretty dead lately, so I'm cool with it, too.
  8. Why do these old topics keep getting revived? Haha
  9. i don't bother at all watching sports or award shows to me its all boring and nothing at all interesting.
  10. Alright so I have a Google Pixel. It just did some big update yesterday and there wasn't any problems besides some of the features looking super ugly now until I tried opening DQS. It just would not open. I tried force stopping it, I waited a day and came back to it then I uninstalled and redownloaded it and nothing works. I know it's probably not the app's fault but does anyone have any other ideas to fix this? If there's some way to revert the phone update I don't mind doing that either, I just have no idea how to. Thanks!
  11. There are plenty of people streaming Dragon Quest games on Twitch.
  12. Considering how much DQ music repeats itself in recent games (X, XI, Builders, Heroes, etc), I think "every theme in DQ goes with everything" is already becoming a joke in itself among the fans (along with fans wanting Sugiyama to pass on the torch already and how lazy Square Enix is in putting new DQ music in the latest games). My DQXI and upcoming DQX reviews are more comedic riffs on the actual storylines with my own riffing and commentary. GC Positive and Mr Gentleman do a good job of the more "science" breakdowns DQ YouTube is incredibly small, but there's a huge demand for more DQ related content so hopefully we can all fill that void and get more awareness for the series outside of Japan.
  13. As nice as the sales are right now, the only thing I got from it is Sega Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I enjoyed the game enough on the Sega Genesis Collection a few months back and had added it to my wishlist and was hoping for a sale at some point. Got lucky with this Sega Anniversary sale and was willing to use the few dollars floating around in my eshop gift card balance for it. It adds in a number of new features and game modes, and it includes Knuckles mode as an alternate way to play. Tried testing the game out once it finished downloading and the main menu option for Knuckles mode was really cool. For context, back on the Genesis you had to put the Sonic & Knuckles game pack underneath the Sonic 2 cartridge, and plugging it into the Genesis allowed you to play as Knuckles. In this Sega Ages version, they do the same thing on the menu! The Sonic & Knuckles back pops on to the virtual cartridge, so that’s a fun touch.
  14. Been playing Spyro 3 on my Switch via the Reignited Trilogy. I figured I was going to get bored of the game if I tried playing it right after 2, but I’m actually having more fun with 3 than I was expecting. I’m finding it more fun to go through again than 2 was in all honesty, which surprises me as every other time I’ve replayed Spyro 3 I’ve been kind of “meh,” about it. Not really sure what the secret is that’s made it click this time, but hey, I’m having fun, so that’s all I care about. Currently I’m in the Evening Lake area and have two more worlds to clear before moving on. One of them is unfortunately the Fireworks Factory stage, and that Chinese twin dragon boss fight can take way too long if you aren’t lucky. Already had to deal with the having to redo the hockey mission in Frozen Alter, so I REALLY don’t want to have to redo the dragon boss fight again if something happens. The Evening Lake worlds are my least favorite in the game, and probably in the original Spyro trilogy.
  15. @RyanBGP Honestly, while kind of old-school, I have yet to see or find a single "Guile Theme Goes With Everything" for DQ. DQ11 is almost the perfect game for it, with certain Pep Powers and full Draconian. I think that's a good indicator why DQ hasn't taken off. Another is...no Dorkly or Dorkly-like channels making comedy revisions of DQ storylines. No "science" breakdowns from The Game Theorists, or similar channels. The meme's I'm seeing in general usage (outside the various campaign pushes for DQ releases), are horrible. I mean just poorly thought through, child-level crap that is too simple, lacks relevance, doesn't make any solid points or counter points, misses the mark in what it's attempting to say, etc. It's just bad, and it doesn't work well if you can't properly meme a game series in a way that catches the eye, or stimulates thought, or fits in context, or uses proper associations, etc. I'll give ONE exception to Puff-Puff, where at least some people with intelligence or who put in some level of effort, create decent memes. Until it's made into general social commentary that catches fire and moves the ball forward within the fanbase in general (not the die-hard fans who keep track of everything), let alone capturing attention outside the fanbase, it can't become a huge thing. What I find sad, is the general popularity of even DQ Builders is far too slow for my liking. That is a game that should have really cut a path out of the clearing, through the forest, and into the wider city of gamers.
  16. sackchief does DQ reviews and good tidbit videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/Sackchief GC Positive did some in depth reviews of the mainline series, but focuses on other games too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpeYa95mvKM&list=PLCGj9A7lAH8QQkkPMdLZOR1h2HXL0zmyZ Mr Gentleman does some pretty good in depth DQ analysis videos (currently up to DQIV) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH0fH_3lhJtgHK3bsBFx3_Q Geekdom101 is the biggest Dragon Ball Youtuber but also does some DQ stuff from time to time. He plans to review the episodes for the upcoming Dai Anime: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgIqhB8oD5SZ0yUSp71VCOQ I started doing DQ material a year ago with a long in depth review of DQXI and this fall, I'll be releasing in-depth reviews of DQX and all it's expansions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCePtmyRFS1XrY_NEfMC5cQQ?disable_polymer=true Here's my trailer for upcoming DQX reviews in October: I'm surprised after all these years, DQ content is still relatively small on youtube, but there are quite a few dedicated people out there!
  17. I recommend Nawaria. Her channel is dedicated entirely to DQX, but here's the kicker: she's fluent in Japanese, and translates the cutscenes. That's how I was able to post X's base-game plot on dragon-quest.org.
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  19. Helloo! I've finally decided to play DQX, and this seems like a good place to start! I'd like to join, in other words! My IGN is ライン RAIN w/ the ID N0557-073 Thank you, and I look forward to being with you all! Cheers!
  20. Sega is doing a big sale on the eshop, both on the Switch and 3DS eshop, which includes Atlus titles as well. Lots of RPGs for low prices. https://www.siliconera.com/sega-eshop-sale-celebrates-its-60th-anniversary/
  21. eal in the flesh, straight to your eardrums? What else could go wrong in 2020?!
  22. Technically an action cartoon movie, but I'm totally counting this
  23. Thanks @eal for chatting about the Dragon Quest Monsters+ Books 1 & 2 with @Liamland and me last week. Episode #023 broke out of quarantine or we'd have posted eal's ASAP. As it is... Support the Dragon’s Den, buy Dragon Quest Monsters+ on Amazon: Volume 1 - https://amzn.to/3mD71qf Volume 2 - https://amzn.to/3ca9bbG Volume 3 - https://amzn.to/2ZLdVQ2 Volume 4 - https://amzn.to/3c4DuRi Volume 5 - https://amzn.to/2Rx9rs5
  24. This is something that's been on my mind lately. It's a part of larger conversation about what's been happening in the creative fields I work in. The rerelease of Persona 5 rewrote a scene where a couple of gay men were creeping on your characters. There was a lot of outrage over this scene in the usual corners. Really didn't see the need for it, because I'm an adult and I understand that one character is not representative of an entire gender or sexuality as a whole. This lead to a lot of localization staff openly discussing puffing up their role in the process, altering the text to suit their worldview, and even chastising developers. There are all sorts of stories with all sorts of characters. The job of a localization staff is to represent the art by helping tell that story, not tell their story. This has been the case in manga and it reminds me of how things were censored in the 90s by the far right. Something that's become quite prevalent lately has been the introduction of "sensitivity readers." This goes beyond an editor. A good editor will see the rough patches in a story and will give suggestions in the writer's best interests. A sensitivity reader has no investment in the writer's success. They're coming in as a third party moral authority and edit out what they deem to be problematic. Which is usually an ever changing list that ranges from anything to everything. To them, you're already bad and you need their consulting. Some people's works get stripped of their characters and conflicts. Some people cancel their work all together out of fear. I hate seeing this. It makes for bland characters and stories where everyone's friends and nothing happens. Artists and writers can have a difficult time getting paid what they're worth as it is. These people don't serve the story. They serve themselves. They play on good intentions and take a good chunk of the budget. Many of them are failed writers who found a way of being in the industry without being in the industry. Be it a bad teacher shaming a student, or a Twitter pile on for something ridiculous, it makes me sad to see the joy of the creative process ruined for folks.
  25. Hey, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is on sale on the eshop for $16! That’s a really good deal for the game! Might be a great time to grab it if you’re looking to play the series on the Switch. There’s also a demo available to test the game out before buying.
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