I was wondering recently if the last Game Boy Color game (in at least Japan) was Doraemon no Study Boy Kanji Yomikaki Master (ドラえもんのスタディボーイ かんじよみかきマスター) (July 2003). It may not be the actual last game, and it depends on definition: do unlicensed games count? ; do homebrew games count? As my attention span is not as good as it used to be, I'm unsure at the moment; and sometimes find it hard to discipline myself to work/or plain overwork (with respect to self-care - it's a stereotypical Japanese/Chinese thing called en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karoshi ; also relevant web.archive.org/web/20170427090706/http://www.japansociety.org.uk:80/event/madness-moral-panic-japan/ - which is interesting how Japan is adopting British media and Britain is adopting Japanese media, but that may be worth noting in another thread). I'm not sure objectively (well by statistics but even so I don't trust statistics; they are useful though on the other hand) how much of an issue it was.
Korean Pokémon Gold and Silver for instance was released in April 24, 2002 in the data, but I don't really know the other Korean games or Taiwanese/Chinese/Hong Kong games (they definitely exist; as do South American (rather than North American) versions of Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal) Hmm. Additionally I'm interested in Finnish games; Mr. Gimmick was a special release in Scandinavia, and I believe possibly a Moomins game.
Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 11, 2020 9:24:49 GMT -5
Maybe it's just me, but I don't really buy the notion of super secret games that no one has heard of coming out long after a system's lifecycle ends. I normally just take Wikipedia's listings as is. Not sure about regions other than Japan, though. And no, games that aren't officially licensed shouldn't count. Anyone can write a program, so what's the point in keeping track of all of them? In the same vein, finding the final release on open platforms (Win32, Java, classic Mac, PalmOS, etc.) is meaningless. As soon as I make a program targeting those platforms, whatever you call the last release will no longer be such.
When it comes to "last game" I would consider games that would liscenced by the platform holder (3rd party) with the assumption that any 1st party software from the hardware maker wouldn't be the last since they would know about the own new (internal) hardware first and transition for development to that.
Since anyone with good programming skills could do homebrew I would not count them, because at what point would you consider "games" from them an actual game? - A single level tech demo? - An actual demake of something current running on the original (retro) hardware? - An original game with 5-6+ hours of content and win/loss conditions?
Just keep it simple and stick to game from officially licensed developers/publishers.
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
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nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
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Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
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Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
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Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
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nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
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nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
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Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
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Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
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Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
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Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
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Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
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Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
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Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
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Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
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Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
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nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
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