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  1. Dies irae OUT NOW for everyone!

    Here, extra KS Steam codes I don't need. Kasumi & Marie DLC B2XQA-84M8H-P5XGH Kei & Rea DLC XDHJE-GDNM7-YNKRP
  2. Essentially. Steam is unforgiving. If a recent release doesn't stick out and has zero hype, it'll be buried under a mountain of crap and won't have another chance at success outside of a major sale on the front page. They all seem to strive for Sakura and Nekopara level sales figures, but those are anamolies. Popular YouTubers with millions of subscribers covered those titles, giving them more exposure than anything else ever could. I'm not saying disallowing YT footage is why they're failing, but who knows, maybe a major e-celeb would've given them coverage if they weren't risking a DMCA.
  3. Something, something, something, inadequate reading comprehension. Something, something, something, surface level.
  4. No sexual content aside, the version they're releasing in the west has high resolution 4:3 assets cropped to 16:9. That's a far greater crime than the lack of pee-pees and vagos.
  5. Kanji Readings

    Individual kanji study is generally a complete waste of time unless you're leaning towards production. What you should be doing is simply learning readings through vocabulary. Download Core 2k/6k/10k and do however many new cards a day you have the capacity for. At 40 new cards a day, you'll be done with 6k in 5 months or so, which is around 1700 kanji with multiple readings. Additionally, using the ITHVNR + Firefox and Rikaisama text-hooking method, you can import unknown kanji and vocab into Anki with a single key press. It's also a method which does not spoonfeed you with furigana, parsing and (optional) machine translations.
  6. A good Machine Translator?

    By the sound of it, you already know basic grammar. There should be nothing stopping you from using the methods mentioned above to read basic untranslated VNs. It's a very useful way of expanding your vocabulary and getting further grammar practice. One of the best, actually. I don't recommend reading anything you'll want to enjoy one day with better comprehension, though. Additionally, you should fire up Anki and work your way through the Core 2k/6k deck alongside whatever you decide to read. Japanese is not the insurmountable mountain it seems to be.
  7. Lewd content in the east vs the west

    Visual novels are pornographic in nature, whereas video games are not. The tools in that video were treating ME as the former. Western visual novels have just as much lewd and erotic content as eastern ones, and the reason why VNs with adult content outsell those without is that the vast majority of the medium's demographic read VNs solely to get off. This is the case in all cultures. What the mainstream media thinks of "lewd" content is irrelevant to this medium as it doesn't affect anything other than censored releases on mainstream platforms, which is sensible to say the least.
  8. I think Muv Luv is a shining example. Extra is the absolute shits, while Unlimited just barely gets the ball rolling in the new setting. It's mind-blowing how much better Alternative is than its predecessor.
  9. "Soon™" - Valve, Blizzard--- JAST USA, 1952
  10. Fallout 4 discussion

    Isn't that like the first thing they made a mod for? Honestly the only thing I'm disappointed about in Fallout 4 is that it uses pretty much all the same music as Fallout 3, and I liked New Vegas' selection way more :c I listened to the classical radio station for a few hours until it started looping, and have since stopped using the radio. The original ambient soundtrack is far more comfortable to listen to. Also much more varied than the radio stations. Isn't that like the first thing they made a mod for? Honestly the only thing I'm disappointed about in Fallout 4 is that it uses pretty much all the same music as Fallout 3, and I liked New Vegas' selection way more :c Also this is amazing http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/103/ I think I actually going to use it. The cutscenes are going to be awkward with the main character flapping his/her lips as a mute. just wait until someone releases a mod that makes fix the camera first person while you are in dialogue mode to be honest I got tired of hearing him talking after a while (I don't like to play female char on this types of games) and the voice acting is so so imo, I would leave it if it was the voice of lets say shepard in mass effect (not that it would fit in the game xD ) I think the dialog wheel also needs to be overhauled for it to work. There will still be mute pauses between choice and NPC reaction. It'll definitely happen somewhere down the line, though. Probably a necessity for quest mods. That looks pretty comfy. I couldn't stand the uneven terrain in Sanctuary, so I made an FF7-style Midgar platform connected by fairly large towers. Haven't gathered enough resources to actually build the intended town on the platform, though.
  11. Non-Virgin heroines.

    We need to start a movement and lure these plebeians away from moege and into more serious and realistic vns. While not necessarily "serious and realistic vns," this has always somewhat unironically been my stance on the medium and the western community as a whole. While I give no shits about what people enjoy, I'm always hoping the community will miraculously recover from terminal moe waifu cancer. The circles where I actually discuss VNs are getting increasingly difficult to bear.
  12. Fallout 4 discussion

    I haven't experienced any long loading times. The only technical issue I've had was microstutter related to exclusive fullscreen and Vsync. Otherwise, it's running at a constant 60 fps on Ultra with ReShade at 1080p. I also play the game with an Xbox One controller from the couch, so the interface and controls are perfectly fine. Visually, it's not too bad. The lighting and weather system is nice, and the LOD has been greatly improved. Not even DynDOLOD or any uGridsToLoad tweaks could achieve this LOD object density in their previous games. Not to mention any such modification resulted in instability. Gameplay wise, it's better than the previous two games in essentially every way. The building mechanics leave a lot to be desired, though. So far, I've only seen two types of basic building materials for structures. Maybe it's possible to unlock more via perks or quests, but if not, I don't think this will take off until the modding scene starts making more objects and materials. Same goes for the weapon and armor modding systems. Isn't that like the first thing they made a mod for? Honestly the only thing I'm disappointed about in Fallout 4 is that it uses pretty much all the same music as Fallout 3, and I liked New Vegas' selection way more :c I listened to the classical radio station for a few hours until it started looping, and have since stopped using the radio. The original ambient soundtrack is far more comfortable to listen to. Also much more varied than the radio stations. Isn't that like the first thing they made a mod for? Honestly the only thing I'm disappointed about in Fallout 4 is that it uses pretty much all the same music as Fallout 3, and I liked New Vegas' selection way more :c Also this is amazing http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/103/ I think I actually going to use it. The cutscenes are going to be awkward with the main character flapping his/her lips as a mute.
  13. SAKURA BEACH 2 RELEASES TOMORROW

    Thanks for letting us known. I will clear my schedule to do a 48 hour marathon of Sakura Beach 2. Truly, I have found a light shining in the darkness that is my life.
  14. Tales From The Darkside

    I've always enjoyed anthology shows, but Tales from the Darkside is my least favorite. Nothing really stood out in any way, and I can only recall a handful of episodes. The 90's Outer Limits, Tales from the Crypt, Masters of Horror and the original Twillight Zone are my favorites. It's a shame that the uncensored Outer Limits beyond season 1 is impossible to find. The DVD releases were butchered, and Hulu has those versions. Still enjoyable, though.
  15. Fallout 4 discussion

    The graphics are fine. Force some ambient occlusion and the lighting will look less flat. Give the modding community a few years and it'll be the best looking game around, just like Skyrim was for years. The leaked gameplay footage I've seen looks excellent. Definitely a huge step up from FO3 and NV. Looking forward to seeing how creative you can get with base building. If there are no limitations, I can see myself having a skyscraper by the time I'm through with the game.
  16. Morality in games: What do you choose?

    I don't really care. I usually play through games with choices multiple times to experience all the different outcomes and content. I don't project myself onto characters.
  17. Your biggest turn-offs in visual novels?

    Slice of life, pure romance and a heavy focus on h-content gets a pass from me. Also, random sex scenes have made me drop VNs in the past.
  18. Recently watched Snowpiercer on Netflix, and I have to say, it's one of the dumbest movies I've ever seen. The ending in particular. Going full retard seems to be common in Hollywood.
  19. What Are You Playing: Video Game Edition

    Finished Soul Blazer and Illusion of Gaia recently. I'm an hour into Terranigma. Working on my SNES JRPG backlog, of which I have completed 5 out of 31 that I intend to play. Games I finished during my childhood not included.
  20. What are your most favourite VN moments?

    Ayakashibito Hanachirasu Saya no Uta Kikokugai: The Cyber Slayer Muv Luv: Alternative Kara no Shoujo: Apparently, I can't summarize my thoughts properly without writing half a novel. I've read close to 40 VNs, but these are the ones that stick out enough to still appear clear in my memory after all this time.
  21. Opinions about Cartagra/Kara no Shoujo

    I'd agree with this. Not to mention how poorly drawn the uncensored CGs are. I thought it was a joke at first. It has a few technical issues as well. Mostly with the way the voices play out. Early on, there was also a bug in the notebook which displayed all information about some of the characters, essentially spoiling the story for those who checked up on new characters with each update.
  22. Life insurance microtransactions imminent. It'd be hilarious if this game had a peer-to-peer hosting system instead of actual servers. Considering how much money this guy makes, you'd think he'd buy better microphone or at least attempt to improve the audio quality in editing.
  23. Tales of Zestiria

    I've put in a few hours, and I haven't encountered any of these bugs. The only issue I have with it is low resolution character face self shadowing, which looks like garbage. I had to bloom it out with ReShade. I also only paid the equivalent of €36/$41 in my local currency. Steam has been awesome that way since finally ditching € in favor of NOK. Gameplay wise, it's exactly what I wanted after Graces. Story wise, I agree with Nayleen.
  24. Cemu, the Wii U Emulator

    It's an impressive first release, but I don't expect rapid progress until it becomes open source.
  25. PS2 Emulator question

    Complain? Please. Fact is, it's an unpleasant community. The mods are abusive and ban with prejudice. I've had a 2 year old account permabanned without warning by a 15 year old mod for having a civilized argument with someone regarding hypocrisy. The ban message stated "signed up just to troll." Their toxic attitude towards piracy makes the forum less than helpful, as a single mention of even an illegitimate BIOS (which absolutely everyone other than the PCSX2 developers use, by the way) results in the deletion of your thread and no further support. I'm not saying it should be allowed to promote piracy on their forums, but the amount of hostility they display at the mere mention of it is sickening and hypocritical.
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