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darklesparklethepengoddess  asked:

Could you use music as a form of flirtation? And if so, which characters would like that?

I don’t see why not! It’s pretty established that at least a few of the mercs play instruments—Demo on the piano, Medic on the violin, Engie on the acoustic guitar, Sniper on the sax—so that could be an element in their respective story paths.

Playing recorded stuff off of the radio, records, or tapes could also be useful in establishing relationships. Who wouldn’t melt if you gave them a special mixtape you made just for them? A MONSTER, THAT’S WHO

anonymous asked:

Confession: My relationship with the Kirby fandom is kinda like falling in love with someone you just met. I'm constantly telling myself that I can't be in the fandom and I should not be so obsessed with this since I've only played 2 games and some demos, and my inner me answers me by getting me through 19 episodes of the Hoshi no Kaabii subbed anime and now I have a lot of hype for the new Kirby game coming out in '18 when I used to hardly care and I just... AGH! Sorrytobother you,neededtorant.

DO NOT BE FEEL BAD FRIEND. EVERYONE MAY LOVE KIRBY. I LOVED KIRBY BEFORE I EVEN KNEW HIS NAME. HE IS A GOOD BOY.

More otp prompts!! Mall shenanigans
  • #1
  • Person A: do you have any spare change? I wanna make a wish *points at fountain*
  • Person B, with a nonchalant expression: *whiPS OUT THEIR WHOLE WALLET AND POURS A HANDFUL OF COINS INTO THEIR HAND* take them all
  • #2
  • *Person A and B are on an escalator adjacent from a large mirror wall*
  • Person B: look at that cute person in the reflection
  • Person A: *glances worriedly at all the other people*
  • Person B: ...*lifts finger to point at Person A*
  • Person A:
  • Person A: oH !! GOODNESS Y OU MEANT ME!!! :'DD
  • #3
  • *in clothing store*
  • Person A: I'm buying this shirt for you, you'd look good in it
  • Person B: but u would look way better in it
  • Person A: but,,, they only have in it your size,,,
  • Person B, starting to get red: e exactly
  • [that can either be hilarious or adorable depending on if Person B is smaller or bigger than Person A LMAO]
  • #4
  • *in a game store*
  • Person A: *suggests they play Mario games on the demo Nintendo consoles*
  • Person B, thinking: ok why not
  • Person B, 30 minutes later, walking out of the store, with a pout and a grinning Person A in tow: yOu can't just distract me with kisses and expect me NOT to yell in frustration for you making me lose I'm-
  • #5
  • Person B: I'm tired
  • Person A: it's only been like 15 minutes
  • Person B, starting to cling to Person A: that's whyy
  • Person A, blushing n smiling: ok ok break time
  • Person A & B: end up lazily chilling in the food court for like 2 hours

this was the first PS1 game box art I ever saw and was also my introduction to the speculative world of 3D gaming. up until this point I’d only played a few games on my game boy and some sega megadrive games, and i found everything about this bewildering.

when i was a kid i interpreted crash bandicoots design as being a devil for some reason, and i also thought he looked really horny. i didn’t really have a fully formed understanding of why people had sex because i was 8, but his facial expression and the fact that he’s shirtless just made him look like a pervert and a fiend to me. sonic was totally naked but if he only wore trousers and nothing else the lack of the rest of his clothes would be more apparent. i also remember the advertisements at the time saying you could cheat in this game (it might have been crash team racing actually) and i was really worried by how unwholesome the whole thing seemed.

my first ever video game was pokemon yellow, a game which opens up with you in your bedroom, and you’re able to go downstairs and talk to your mum, which is something i could do in real life too, but this presented an entirely new and unfamiliar experience that thoughroughly haunted me.

everything else about this box art was frightening to me because so many things are happening. tiny tiger at the back especially, who not knowing anything about him, i just assumed he was some kind of orange orc or ogre with a tank for a lower body, the position of his cannon only furthering the very rowdy atmosphere i was imaging this series to contain. cortex being knocked away by coco riding a polar bear, an event that seemed to have nothing to do with the tank vs pogo stick action taking centre stage here, made my young mind really overwhelmed by just the thought of 3d gaming, which took me about a year to actually get over.

at some point i played a crash team racing demo disk at a friends house, and i was very hesitant because of my very negative image of the series, but i ended up really enjoying it, and eventually got my own PS1 so i could play the full game and the rest of the crash bandicoot games, i had a weird fixation on the character “dingodile” for a few years which i don’t have any real explanation for.

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Nazis have taken over the U.S. in a game that’s eerily relevant in Trump’s America

I’m walking through a detailed recreation of downtown Roswell, New Mexico, in 1961. Confetti falls from the sky against a backdrop of Nazi flags as Americans parade through the streets, happily celebrating the anniversary of the German victory over the U.S. in World War II.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, an upcoming video game from Bethesda Softworks, the company behind critical hits like Skyrim and Fallout 4, takes place in an alternate history where we lost WW2. In this world, Ku Klux Klan members walk the streets in broad daylight, a passive population lives in the aftermath of Germany’s victory and the resistance struggles to hold on.

When the game was announced in June at 2017’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, it quickly drew speculative comparisons to the rise of modern fascism — from both the left and the right. After playing a three-hour demo of Wolfenstein II for myself, I can confirm that it’s eerily relevant in today’s political climate — even if its creators never meant to turn their game into an allegory for Donald Trump and the alt-right. Read more (Opinion)

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Guess who got emotionally scarred again by playing the Platinum Demo after finishing FFXV?

Me. I did. I never played the Platinum Demo (nor Episode Duscae, bad move on my part). So when I saw that it was still available, I tried it out.

DON’T DO THIS GUYS. 

Playing as cute baby Noct when you know how his fate turns out is going to HURT. A LOT. 

Especially when you:

- learn that one of Noctis’s most treasured gifts from Regis was a soccer ball that he had always asked for. Then what he just wanted was for his father to play with him. But since Regis is a busy king, he can’t. So Noct would just wait by the Citadel steps every sunset waiting for Regis to come home, but no one shows up. So he just learned to ‘not care’ anymore. (tears)

- You’re led to believe that his ‘safe place’ is the Citadel, Insomnia. But after you fight an Iron Giant, baby Noct’s real ‘safe place’ appears: the REGALIA. It’s because when he’s riding the Regalia, he gets to be with Regis all the time. (then he gets to be with Prompto, Gladio, and Ignis later on) This makes the whole crash at Gralea and Noct saying goodbye to the car all the more painful. (It was already painful to begin with; but knowing this makes it especially tortuous). 

Noctis has been dealt such a shitty hand. Best worst sacrificial lamb ever. He needs a real happy ending! 

TABATA WHY DO YOU MAKE US CRY ALL THE TIME?!

Wondering how to tell your friends about “Women of Xal” but there’s no easy place to gather information? Well we’re here to fix that with a reblog-ready post! (Kickstarter link here!)

SO WHAT IS “WOMEN OF XAL” ANYWAYS?!

“Women of Xal” is an otome visual novel currently live on Kickstarter. You assume the role of Xjena, who, along with five other girls, will be campaigning against each other to lay claim to a political position of power in a Matriarchal society. An all male harem comes free with your victory. An official trailer and playable demo is available right in the front of our Kickstarter page!

SO HOW DO YOU WIN THE CAMPAIGN FOR POWER?

There’s several ways to do this (or outright fail at it.) You can either play through the game as a benevolent friend to everyone and decide you don’t want the power that badly, or you can be ruthless and throw everyone you can under the bus. And there’s plenty middleground to go around. However, everything has a consequence, and there’s no easy ‘right or wrong’ answer to situations that become increasingly grey and complex.

BUT CAN I ROMANCE THE GIRL IN THAT GIF?!

Velvet (the girl in the gif!) is romanceable! Because you can make Xjena gay, straight, bi, poly, or ace! It all depends on your own preferences. There are 5 ladies to choose from, and five guys, with more on the way thanks to Kickstarter backers making romanceable OCs.

WILL THERE BE NUDITY/SEXUAL SOUNDS?

Not planned, and if happen to get a flood of requests for it, there will be an option to opt-out of said content altogether.

I CAN’T AFFORD TO BACK YOUR KICKSTARTER. HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

If you hit that reblog button, you basically play a key role in saving my life. You can also play the demo and talk to us about it in my inbox or on our subreddit!

I WANT TO ASK MORE QUESTIONS

My asks are open, and allow anons for the time being! (Shortcut Link)

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Some grew up with Legend of Zelda and Sonic, mine was Spyro. I didn’t really get to play video games until I was ten and was so excited to have the full game after playing a demo version on repeat.

I brought my PS1 and a box full of games, but just a month or so before, my aunt tossed out the ol’ tube TV…