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What's tah-tay's, precious?

 

So how does Yoko Ono mean "ocean child" and not "horizontal axe"? Japanese is confusing.

I liked "horizontal axe" because it implies power but also pacifism. It's not raised in anger, but it's ready.

 

Absolute heathens in this thread. Natsuki is bloody brilliant and I will fight you all to death for her honour.

 

Visuals are certainly not qute's strongest suit. I can't argue with that.
Eschatos is tate, and it's their best game, but aye, it's pretty plasticky and gawdy, though I grew to love that. It sort of suits the whole B-movie vibe, it's like you're playing with a range of plastic toys from an early morning spaceship cartoon or something.

 

Give Eschatos another try, if you're still shrugging your shoulders, then fine, you're allowed not to like Qute. I'll have to just learn to live with that.

 

I feel like I've got loads more to say in defence of their games, but I'm running late for school. Last day, bitches! Woooohooooo!

 

@hazeredmist Yes, mate! Really looking forward to the snazzed up edition hitting pc. The arrange modes sound great!

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9 hours ago, Soulstar said:

I've just fixed my PS2 CD reading issue and have now opened up access to my 4 shooters I own and have owned for years but never ever played. Just had an hour or so on Steel Dragon which is nice. Contains an updated Evolution version of the same game in 3D but I've started off with the 1997 original pixel version. Looks great too, music isn't so much so though. 

 

50hz only PAL version IIRC, which is a shame. What are your other 3?

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39 minutes ago, Camel said:

 

50hz only PAL version IIRC, which is a shame. What are your other 3?

 

I had a bit of a read up on a comment someone made over on an amazon page back in 2007 and he detailed issues around this. Overall though it wasn’t something that I was conscious of when I put it on yesterday and enjoyed what I played so far. 

 

As for the others, I have Psyvariar, XII Stag and more recently picked up Gunbird Special which I think is the first two games together. I’ve got a couple of other genre blue disc games too; Play Pinball and Freak Out (panic stretch?). 

 

Thinking of grabbing R-Type Final too as it’s pretty cheap. 

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Coincidentally, I have been recently playing the Steel Dragon PS2 on PS3 digital release, from that odd late stage in the PS3's life when the boffins suddenly rushed out of the lab screaming "We've cracked it! We've finally cracked software only PS2 BC" only to find they were about five years too late for anyone to care so they just half-heartedly released a few underappreciated gems.

 

I've been playing the Evolution version mostly. It might even be the NTSC version? It's fun, though actually really easy (as even I can 1cc it and I can't 1cc ANYTHING) but it has a devious scoring mechanism which is where I think the action would be for more serious players.

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Played some DDP Resurrection the other night. Only in novice because I was extremely tired (and a wimp). It’d been a while and I’d forgotten how much I enjoy it. Even the laser wheels in stage 5...

 

Jumped into Graze Counter this afternoon and had a lot of fun with that. The core loop of graze and erase is pretty satisfying. Was fairly easy (on normal) as even I managed to 1CC it, but it’s probably a lot more challenging if your fully playing for score. 

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10 hours ago, Soulstar said:

Freak Out (panic stretch?). 


Flashbacks to playing that after (iirc) some Edge hype and it was utter dump. Like, Chase HQ on the C64 bad. 
 

Psyvariar though!  Top choice. 
 

Came across some Cotton footage today, it wasn’t on my radar at all.  Now it is 

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Phwoooar! - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1410440/Sophstar/

 

Currently being cooked up in Brazil. I don't know whether it's excitement or fear I'm feeling, probably a bit of both. That is niiiice and fast.

Yer man says most of the artwork is placeholder, but he wanted to get the trailer out to show the gameplay.

 

 

Shmupjunkie has got a video about cotton coming tomorrow, hopefully that'll go into the arrange mechanics more.

 

Oh here we go, Mark does actually go into the arrange mechanics after twelve minutes of chuntering on about owt and nowt. I must have fucked it off after about 10 minutes the other night.

 

Should time stamp at 11:45

 

 

Tempted to get the ps4 version, but I know that if I do it'll go on sale on steam tomorrow!

I might email beep and see if there's any ETA on that. A girl can't wait around forever.

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On 05/03/2021 at 17:49, ImmaculateClump said:

So how does Yoko Ono mean "ocean child" and not "horizontal axe"? Japanese is confusing.

I liked "horizontal axe" because it implies power but also pacifism. It's not raised in anger, but it's ready.

 

On 05/03/2021 at 17:53, StoooTube said:

I thought it was Yoko because when you’re dead you lie horizontally. She broke up (in other words killed) the Beatles. Not to mention her husband has been horizontal for 40 years.

 

It's only confusing because you're looking at transliterations from the Japanese kanji characters which flatten out to look exactly the same when they are not the same at all.

 

The character for "yoko" (meaning vertical) is 縦

The two characters that make up Yoko Ono's first name are 洋子, which does mean "ocean child"

 

That all said, Japanese does have an incredible number of homonyms, such that if you only hear a word being spoken without the context around it it can be difficult to grasp the meaning.

/weeb

 

 

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Wow. I'm always impressed with anyone that can grasp a second language. I really struggled with french even at school.

Spoonman can do Japanese as well, I think, and Marlew can speak Chinese.

Here, Marlew, say "Feel like pure shit, just wanna play cotton on my kiddygrotbox" in chinese :lol:

 

I was wondering if yoko meaning horizontal and yoko meaning ocean could be linked because when you look out at the ocean you see the horizon and how we say "landscape" or "portrait" orientation.

I wondered if the Japanese did the same and that's where it came from, like the horizontal line of the horizon (oh shit! Horizontal. Idiotic eureka moment!), but that doesn't sound right since it looks like the words aren't related now from what you've said.

 

This is bringing back fond memories of desert strike on the amiga - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1228360/Megacopter_Blades_of_the_Goddess/ though "Blades of the goddess" is straying a bit too far into the "bloke who shagged airwolf" territory for me.

 

 

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On 24/01/2021 at 21:10, Marlew said:

And they all sound like euphemisms to a puerile buffoon like me.

 

Lots of fun ones in the g-darius bosses.

 

Eclipse eye, tripod sardine (my nickname at school. Trust me ladies, the length more than made up for the smell), dual horn, dimension diver, queen fossil, queen's child, eight feet umbrella, eternal triangle, accordion hazard, tail blaze, reverse direction.

 

 

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Played DOJ for the first time, heard the first loop of Black Label was slightly easier than the original version so went with that on a one loop as food is on the way. Beat Hibachi!

 

Spoiler

After about 40 continues :lol: 

 

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Spend the day doing Sunday chores, and can finally kick back with a beer. Decided to rotate the god-like freebie VGA CRT I scored the other day... and connected up the Switch. I swear there is less lag than on an LCD, but I am probably just going ga-ga for how it looks and feels to play like this.

 

This is basically my "arcade" system at present, and I bloody love it.

 

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What refresh rate does it go up to, Spoony?

 

My dad brought one home from work that they were gonna hoy out and it went up to 120 or 200hz or something. I forget.

The power button was fucked so I had to turn it on with a bookies pencil/argos pen.

 

The screen wasn't that big, but who cares, it was right in your face anyway.

It was amazing playing cod4 multiplayer on that thing. I'd only just gotten into playing on pc at that point and I didn't realise what I had until I lost it.

 

Once it finally gave up the ghost I had to buy one of those flat screen lcd jobs and, honestly, I thought there was something wrong with it.

I went from perfection to this cheap, laggy, blurry, crosstalking bullshit.

 

I was like "this is progress?!"

Then they took my 16:10 away!

They're way better now, refresh rates are getting higher and they're finally getting nearer to CRT in terms of motion clarity, but jesus wept, for a long time there, even with a TN panel, you were stuck with 60hz and reeeally slow response times.

 

Well jell. Treat her well, brother. Give her a kiss before you switch her off every night and she'll love you back by turning on again tomorrow.

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11 minutes ago, ImmaculateClump said:

What refresh rate does it go up to, Spoony?

 

Horizontal; 96 kHz, Vertical; 120 Hz

 

Max Resolution: 1800 * 1440 (!)

 

My 27" DELL is 2560 x 1440. It looks great, can easily rotate it, and the IPS panel has great viewing angles.... but yes, I agree. I feel as if years were lost in the transition to flat panels. The "progress" was mostly about size and weight, I suppose, and for regular use, fine. My brother still edits TV using PVMs... I am on the speed-dial for when they are "junk".

 

With lots of tech, when it's mature, it's pretty good. When the new thing comes along, it's a few years until we are almost back to where we were with the prior tech, then we start making gains.

 

Anyway, I will look after this. Part of my collection for a long time, I hope. I have a whole vision planned for this year, and this is step 1. Of about... 10?

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2 hours ago, Jonster said:

Played DOJ for the first time, heard the first loop of Black Label was slightly easier than the original version so went with that on a one loop as food is on the way. Beat Hibachi!

 

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After about 40 continues :lol: 

 

I don’t like it but I’ll have to go along with it. 

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Should have been doing my "next route down" homework in g-darius, but decided to beat my score on the lambda route instead.

Gutted that I lost a life right near the end of the final boss fight. That would have been an extra 1,000,000 points!

 

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Had a blast of Jet Buster as well before, forgot how much fun that game is! The music is really happy. The ear worms must have properly burrowed into my brain because I was soon humming along :D

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CAAM AAAAAAN!

 

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Always wanted to break 200 million in Jet Buster.

You don't understand how long I've been trying to do that.

Aw man, I wish I was recording because I was on fire!

 

Stuck a pretty butterfly on my stick to celebrate.

ACAMAAAAAAN!

 

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Wow, I really need to clean that.

 

I've just noticed, I haven't put the bloody screws in that hold the face plate down.

I must have forgotten the last time I was fannying about in there.

My god, it must have just been the screw in buttons holding the whole thing together all this time :lol:

They're gonna be a nightmare to find. They'll be long gone.

I can picture myself lining them all up carefully in a row on the desk when I was last tinkering and then my nephew coming along with an impish grin on his face and flicking them one by one into the sun.

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The Steam version of Cotton Reboot is currently undecided.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

 

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Unfortunatelly, we don't release Cotton Reboot for the PC this time:/
I still hope, that you find a version that you are interested in:)


Hmmm, no idea what happened there. The steam logo is still on their website

 

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Maybe they hired Marlew as their new CEO or something :D

 

Bought the ps4 version, anyway.

I likes it! Absolutely no clue what's going on.

 

Look at the absolute state of this! Final boss and everything. Hopefully get the 1cc of arrange mode next time I play unless that was just a massive fluke!

One more life and I would have had her, I reckon.

 

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edit: Oh, and this lad figured out how to get the english text back in the ps4 version - https://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?p=1444596#p1444596

 

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if you go to the main menu and choose default settings English appears in the text option.
You have to do this each time you boot the game as well, it'll revert back to Japanese if you play something else.

 

It works!

 

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29 minutes ago, ImmaculateClump said:

if you go to the main menu and choose default settings English appears in the text option.
You have to do this each time you boot the game as well, it'll revert back to Japanese if you play something else.

that's mental, going to give it a try

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Wow! This is immense! Now I've had a few more games, I'm really getting into it.

 

It seems like magnifying your shots through the gems gives you loads of score, so I've been trying to do that as much as possible. Hitting the gems so much that they go hard and you can't shoot through them any more and then grabbing them seems to give you score too.
Heck almost everything gives you score. This is so much fun!

 

Didn't get my 1cc but I bumped my score up quite a bit. Looking forward to jumping in again tomorrow.

 

I can see what shmupjunkie was saying about it being a bit busy, but that's the whole idea, the busier it gets the more you're scoring so it's a risk/reward thing. Absolutely loving it so far!

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