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.
Nester the Lark: I've had similar thoughts the past several months. What do I really use social media for? I don't interact a whole lot, so for me, it's more about getting content. "Less about the social, more about the media" as I like to put it.
Sept 3, 2023 11:05:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On second thought, maybe I should give Bluesky a try. I was actually considering Mastodon as a replacement of X and didn't really think much of Bluesky since posts are viewable by members only, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
Sept 7, 2023 14:29:50 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I relate with that and Twitter. I started using it and got addicted to scrolling, retweeting things. Nowadays I come back in short waves, or learning about media like you. Unfortunately it's hard to keep track and Musk doesn't like datascraping.
Sept 11, 2023 6:11:48 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The other reason I use it is to follow art channels I like, specifically to browse cute art.
Sept 11, 2023 6:12:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have got a Bluesky account. I'll consider actually posting later. And I haven't even used X for at least a month. There are a few X users I'm interested in re-following (in a general sense) if they have accounts elsewhere.
Sept 11, 2023 12:34:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The problem with being completely sucked into Surge Concerto's world is that I can't actually look them up outside of the game, since everything, including some official media, is spoiler. It's the same issue as BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light.
Sept 11, 2023 12:37:04 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Cool ^^ Sorry to hear that Hope you have fun with the games until you don't have to avoid the spoilers.
Sept 11, 2023 18:02:45 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I've been fed up with online editors and software which claims to be free but isn't. -_- I've usually joined an image with audio w/Avidemux which actually is open source. Now I just use FFMPEG to do same for less clicking. I'm satisfied this way though. ^^
Sept 11, 2023 19:15:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I think microblogging sounds nice too. I might try it myself one day. ^^ Twitter/X's character limit is restricting, as is the organisation/discovery of tweets. Don't worry about audience, it isn't important tho if u want one I'm sure will get1 eventually.
Sept 11, 2023 19:19:44 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Funnily enough there is a recent Hatsune Miku/Pokémon collab called Pokémon feat. Hatsune Miku Project Voltage 18 Types 18 Songs where it imagines if Hatsune Miku was a Pokémon Trainer and what Pokémon she'd use.
Sept 11, 2023 19:23:20 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sony has announced a State of Play for tomorrow after the Direct. Didn't they do this last September, also? EDIT: Yes, they did.
Sept 13, 2023 16:04:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not a bad Direct. I'll post my impressions later.
Sept 14, 2023 9:45:28 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, I still don't know if NST had anything to do with Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Switch, but plot twist! They *did* develop F-Zero 99.
Sept 14, 2023 14:11:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: About a quarter done in Ciel nosurge DX (1/3 story, about 1/5 items). Absolutely love the story, but the gameplay is pretty bad. Wouldn't have liked it at all in its original online, real-time-only form.
Sept 15, 2023 14:35:58 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 won the Award of Excellence at TGS.
Sept 21, 2023 11:33:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is unexpected. His name is almost synonymous with the studio.
Sept 25, 2023 10:46:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Surge Concerto (and the overall Ar Tonelico series, from what I know) has deep lore and unfathomable dark stories on top of rather shallow gameplay. It's in some ways a far more extreme version of the BLUE REFLECTION series.
Sept 26, 2023 14:08:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game design similarities aside, I'm surprised that the same developer behind Atelier can make something like this. Not exactly my cup of tea, but that's an extra layer of appreciation I have for them.
Sept 26, 2023 14:09:54 GMT -5