Its over

It’s over

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So who owns the Ips now?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nitro Plus?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chiyomaru probably. He still holds on to old Kid licenses after all. He’ll just bring them to another company or start a new one.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I do.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mages bought a lot of dead IPs from Elf Corporation, which they made horribly bad anime adaptions from instead of respecting the source material and just leaving them alone. Fuck Mages.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wait really? do they also own those bizarre cuckold games that killed elf?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wait what did they remake besides yuno

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Saudis

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Kurisu loses her job because women do not belong in the workplace
        >Becomes a perfect and submissive housewife

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't see the issue

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I didn't say there was an issue, I'd marry and impregnate her in a heartbeat. Just that that's how Arabs see women.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I don't see the issue
            Kurisu is now of brown color with a unibrow and extremely hairy armpits.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              stop, I can only get so erect

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ~~*Them*~~

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shoulda bought chaos;child and famicom detective remakes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >famicom detective remakes
      I did buy these

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        me too, I wish they'd write more. How the fuck is a 25 year old mystery VN better than the shit that comes out today?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It came out in the neo-golden age of japanese mystery fiction. There’s a developer called Happymeal that makes games inspired by FDC but they’re all untranslated atm

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm surprised no one has ever gotten Shimada or one of his crew to write a mystery game. Shin Honkaku's whole deal is that it's a puzzle first and a story second, their style would work really well for a game

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              A decagon house murders game would be insane. You have to cheat a little bit in the adaptation for it to work in any medium outside of books, but it's doable.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >famicom detective remakes
      Did these get an English release?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yep, got a remake and an english release which was unusual since Mage usually doesnt do that. Great games too. Its 100% still the NES game but with modern graphics. Kind of clunky but part of the game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would've bought if they'd released it on ps5 and uncensored

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I would've bought Famicom Detective Club if they'd released it on ps5 and uncensored
        >FAMICOM Detective Club
        >On PS5

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >famicom detective remakes
      Not touching those until someone brings the censored stuff back.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t censor things then maybe your niche audience will help keep you afloat. They will never learn.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Not releasing a VN on PC at all
      No way I'm paying for that shit. I'm just going to pirate the remakes and play them on my deck.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe consider making games instead of bad books

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Industry crash is already here

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      VN industry? Yes.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ubisoft also collapsed, and blizzard needs to sell, the first sign of a crash is companies selling wich has been going on for a while
        The second is new players, like fortnite, genshin impact, nikke and indies , wich also has been going on for a while

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dumb frogposting chud

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not surprising.
    If a dev has to put 3D characters into a 2D sprite fighting game then you know something is up.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what
    I don't understand this headline

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the IP is called "Science Adentures", like "The Legend of Zelda", and the company is called Mages, and now they are bankrupt

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Video game developer named "Mages inc." is insolvent.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >""""""""""video game"""""""""" developer
        Nice, hopefully more VNshit companies will go belly up. They should have stick to making movies instead of shitting up gaming industry.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There was a time when VN developers were more self-aware.
          Phantom of inferno for example got released as animeplayDVD (chose your own adventure movie) in the west.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Science Adventure games developer 'Mages' entered insolvency.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's incredible how poorly journalists write even when they're just covering news.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Science Adventure's Developer, Mages, Entered Insolvency

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Their developer mages (they cast spells that turn into games) entered their game dev atelier that is called 'Insolvency' to work on their new science-themed adventure game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wonder how far they are with translating Anonymous;Code?

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if such big company became like this what happens to small ones

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just get bought by some huge media giant like Muv-Luv devs did.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WTF I've bought like all their games. I want to breed with that Stephanie chick.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]

      S;G is trash and so are it's fans, good riddance. S

      >In December 2022, it was reported that Mages would enter insolvency as a result of financial losses of ¥613,000 million (approximately US$4.6 million).
      >In January 2023, Chiyomaru Shikura announced via Twitter that he would resign as company Chairman and Executive Director, but stated that he would still be part of Mages as an Executive Producer.

      "In a rather public case of crossed wires, MAGES. president Chiyomaru Shikura announced on Twitter that he filed a copyright strike against HOLOSTARS Virtual YouTuber Minase Rio's Anonymous;Code livestream on Thursday. He complained that the VTuber streamed the game beyond the point that the company allows permission for, and said that he has taken action as the original creator. The video was subsequently removed from YouTube.
      Both Chiyomaru and the Science Adventure Twitter had to make hasty apologies soon afterwards, however, because it turned out that the company had already made an agreement with Rio's agency beforehand to permit the stream. The corporate apology was so hasty, in fact, that it spelled Rio's name wrong and had to apologize for that as well in a separate tweet."

      It was the vtubers that destroyed the company hahahaha

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how the fuck did they lose that much money in one year as glorified porn game merchants?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          MAGES did a copyright strike on a vtuber. The fans retaliated by refusing to consume their shit

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you didn't answer my question, they LOST 4.6 million dollars in one year.
            people not buying your shit doesn't actively take money away from your bank account.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It does if you spend money manufacturing and creating product that you expect to sell but it doesn't due to a boycott. Americans literally do not know how to boycott like the superior Japanese.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Both MAGES. and Colopl said that Anonymous;Code sold well, it's not the reason why they went bankrupt.

              Wasn't he sued back? He literally sued a someone who had the permissions to stream already and those agencies are powerful.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you don't need to be powerful when the person suing you makes such a huge blunder that you'd have lawyers lining up at your door to take your case for a guaranteed payday

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          MAGES. is also a record label, this is the main reason why they went bankrupt.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jesus, why are vtubers so powerful?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hate /vt/rannies so much

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So they made an agreement to permit the stream but still copyright striked it in the end? No wonder they went bankrupt lol

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Vtubers lesbians strike again.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How can he be such an idiot? Shouldn't he know about any deals made? If he didn't know then he was in no position to say anything about it. How did he even find out about her stream in the first place? This looks like an intern mistake.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't get your point. How was it the vtuber called Rio is at fault if he has permit to stream the game? am I missing something here?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Tourist pig go home

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ganker is an anime website, you're the tourist. Leave.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you illiterate?

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    [...]
    Tourist pig go home

    Seethe.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good should've been eroge.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    well maybe if they branched out instead of sticking in VN for the last 12 years they would have some fucking money

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They could have also made a good VN. Everything after Steins;Gate has been complete shit.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    S;G is trash and so are it's fans, good riddance. S

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      subhuman

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >meanwhile Key is still going strong
        Yep, this is the good timeline. Planetarian alone mogs anything Mages has ever shit out.

        kek, cope and seethe

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How the fuck is key still going, what was even their last good VN? rewrite was such a shitshow.
          little busters was meh.
          clannad,key,kanon was their last good vns.
          They don't even get anime anymore.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I only liked a few of their games and the rest are middling or just plain bad. I imagine they've lasted so long from milking Clannad and Planetarian for years. Or they're just more popular in nipland in general and we all know they're the ones more likely to pay for VNs anyway. That aside Tsui no Stella is kamige, look forward to it.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I wouldn't say kamige, this isn't even the best Romeo's, but it was a comfy read https://youtu.be/w5ts4EM0Oro

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >How the fuck is key still going, what was even their last good VN? rewrite was such a shitshow.
            >little busters was meh.
            >clannad,key,kanon was their last good vns.
            >They don't even get anime anymore.
            That mobile game Heaven Burns Red definitely brought them back though time will tell Maeda will get out his funk again.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Can't survive by relying purely on VNs these days unless you make hit after hit. Big mistake.
              A shame Occultic;Nine will forever be buried tho.

              Key should branch out to other things. HBR was a start I guess.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Key should branch out to other things. HBR was a start I guess.
                Branching out to gachashit was a mistake.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That shit capitalize the lack of yuri in the mobile market besides its really quality you can explore the city like if were an rpg and meet up with the different girls hanging around at specific times. Feels a litte Persona.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That shit capitalize the lack of yuri in the mobile market besides its really quality you can explore the city like if were an rpg and meet up with the different girls hanging around at specific times. Feels a litte Persona.

              Key is trash now and Maeda is a bigger hack than ever before, he went off the deep end after his heart surgery
              Wrote an autobiography novel about himself, but in it he's actually a middle aged depressed lesbian instead, who preys on younger girls. The guys is embracing his inner chud and HBR is the product of his sick mind, utter yurislop garbage to fill a niche in the mobage market.
              He told all fans of his previous works that they should fuck off if they don't like his chud novel, and he won't write a VN ever again, as mobage is the future.
              Look at the garbage original anime Natta hi anime he did 3 years ago, another rushed nonsensical flop like Charlotte, not to mention Prima Doll was shit as well despite them shilling it heavily with A-list VAs. They also won't ever finish the AB VN because of his deplorable attitude towards VNs and heterosexual nip otaku.
              Key has lot all its soul and Maeda is a chud sellout, same with R07. He will end up rebooting Clannad soon and change the characters to dykes or gays who adopted a kid instead, or use key magic to have gay babies.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            anon they make the anime first now
            Angel Beats just got its vn and charlotte/ that show that managed to be even worse are getting vns next

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I only liked a few of their games and the rest are middling or just plain bad. I imagine they've lasted so long from milking Clannad and Planetarian for years. Or they're just more popular in nipland in general and we all know they're the ones more likely to pay for VNs anyway. That aside Tsui no Stella is kamige, look forward to it.

          if the e-boi dies again I'm not touching it. One Planetarian destroying my soul was enough.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >microwave door still on
      retard

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i chuckled a bit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      one of the few times these shitty memejaks made me laugh

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pretty much this
      Ever 17 was the last good sci-fi VN, Danganronpa last mystery vn

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ever 17 is absolute dog shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fuck off and have a nice day newgay tourist

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gemerald.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never breath again, stinky brown subhuman.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sci adv is overrated trash, die seething.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          At the end of the day S;G is still the highest rated VN of all time and you're still some random Ganker loser with a worthless opinion nobody gives a shit about.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >At the end of the day S;G is still the highest rated VN of all time
            Die mad along with your dead franchise lmao

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Huh let me see if I can give a fuck about anything you say ....no. I can't do it!

              Oh and S;G is still #1, how bout that.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Huh let me see if I can give a fuck about anything you say ....no. I can't do it!
                And yet you keep replying. Curious.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >At the end of the day S;G is still the highest rated VN
            I thought that was Muv Luv

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I didn't know Steins;Gate worshippers still existed after 2018. And SciADV fans in general. They're literally going backrupt after pushing stinker after stinker and this is a thread to make fun of them and you're still placing hope in them.
            >Ganker
            Go back

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              A company going bankrupt doesn't make a masterpiece retroactively bad, shitter

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's not like it stopped being a masterpiece

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Kurisu never stopped being a miracle

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's very true as well.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Platinum Era of VN market is long gone. Mages. going bank;rupt is just another member of the old era dying off.
    VN writers continues to exist, of course, but they've moved in to the Gacha market where adding a predatory gambling aspect is way more profitable than being a simple and honest one-and-done box purchase. It's far less in-depth, sadly, you're paying out the nose for basically brief scenes with a character instead of getting fully-realized stories.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So we won't be getting that new VN?

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    didnt Chaos Child localization just come out? did that flop that bad?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nah, I thought the Campos Santos chud at Valve blocked it. Unless Gabe personally told the retard off and greenlit it through.
      but it's not like a single old game localized to EN was gonna save them in any case.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Got fucked over by steam

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not enough marketing and steam controversy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but didnt it eventually get allowed on Steam?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, but that didn't mean it led to high sales.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just proves that 90% of Science Adventure fans only ever watched Steins;Gate (they pirated it)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its true, I even pirated robotics notes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got OG VN Steins;Gate on steam from a sale
      Also own pic related

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No I bought a few of their games but at the end of the day VNs are ultra niche. We're talking about 200k sales.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I bought everything except C;H
      I can't get through R;N for the life of me. Chiyomaru can't write for shit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the original and 0 have such kino cover arts, Huke-sama is a genius

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It’s a shame that useless bitch Kagari has to be there

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Maho looks far hotter in that artwork than she does in the actual VN.
          Maybe I would have liked her a bit more if she actually looked like that.
          Okabe looks different too. Better as well. He still looks like a psychologically fractured person here, but he looks like a psychologically fractured person that was better designed than picrel.

          >Uploading files from your IP range has been blocked due to abuse. [More Info]
          https://files.catbox.moe/e6d068.png

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            To be fair, Okabe in the cover looks like he's in his late 20s or 30s. You wouldn't expect him to be a 19 year old uni student if you didn't know anything about the story.
            Maho also looks like a Kurisu clone there, while she has a unique silhouette in the game

            Huke obviously puts more effort into the cover arts though, for some reason. I still love how ethereal the original looks

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >You wouldn't expect him to be a 19 year old uni student
              You would'nt know he was a student if you read the story either tbf. Nothing other than a coupel offhand remarks by braun make it seem like he's enrolled and he never goes to class or does schoolwork. IDK why they didn't just make him a neet

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He meets Kurisu in a lecture hall, and she obviously wouldn't have chemistry with him if he was an uneducated bumfuck NEET
                It's summer so he doesn't have classes, he just goes to seminars for networking I think,
                He goes to classes in 0 (which is in winter) and joins shit like the tennis club
                He also needs to be a student for him to be involved with Leskinen/Amadeus in the first place

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                My first 2 times I watched the original I thought he just showed up to a random lecture cause it's the only time he does. Wasn't until 0 that him being a student really came up
                Not a huge deal though I probably would like the original more if 0 didn't fuck with the canon so hard

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It didn't fuck with it at all. It just removed the asspull aspect of the true ending of the original

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You would'nt know he was a student if you read the story either tbf.
                Anon? You're told in the very first 15 mins of VN that he attended to school.

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      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Secondaries like you should leave the thread.

        >steam
        You didn't buy the game.
        Show your physical editions anons. S;G came out on literally everything, you've got to have at least one copy.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Where do I buy a physical copy of S;G in [curren year] that isn't overpriced?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            suruga-ya should have it dirt cheap

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              anywhere else?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have the PS3 and PC physicals

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          does the amazon version come with the "best edition" printed on top?
          I'm quite autistic about cover arts

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the non-steam PC version is a gimped bad port with graphics downscaled to 1024x576. if you want a physical copy consider any other version.
            unfortunately the best versions of the game, the revised PC port and the PS4 port, are digital only, and the latter is now also permanently unobtainable as it was only available as a code with an expiration date that passed.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              How about the one on surugaya?
              I don't mind it not being translated. I just want a physical version, preferably not gimped.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the non-gimped PC port is steam only. if you buy a japanese boxed copy, it will still be the old 1024x576 version.
                if you can settle for that, you may as well get the english boxed version.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                i'll just give a qrd on each version:
                360 version is 1280x720. it got patched later on to censor the game by raising character ages. the platinum hits version has the patch that censors it integrated.
                first PC version is lower res at 1024x576. this was the first version that got localized. this had the negative effect that in all future localized versions, the translated CGs had to be upscaled from 1024x576.
                PSP, iOS and android versions are ported to a different engine that can't animate graphics as well, so they look a bit noticeably worse.
                PS3 version is 1280x720, it supports 1080p output but it's just upscaled.
                vita version has no technical issues but IIRC is cropped slightly horizontally to fit the odd aspect ratio screen (30:17 instead of 16:9)
                PS4 version was remastered at 1920x1080, but only released in japan, via a code given with physical copies of steins;gate 0
                steam version is based on the PS4 version, but switched to a different video codec and all in-game videos have very bad audio quality due to it, you need a mod to fix this

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you need a mod to fix this
                wtf I didn't know this
                All this physical talk just makes me regret the fact that I gave away my PS3 a few years ago.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          does the amazon version come with the "best edition" printed on top?
          I'm quite autistic about cover arts

          Just pirate it it's like 200mb of images and text

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            but I want something physical

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          does the amazon version come with the "best edition" printed on top?
          I'm quite autistic about cover arts

          [...]
          Just pirate it it's like 200mb of images and text

          >it's like 200mb of images and text
          lolno. It's like 7 or 8 GB, around 13 after install.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Eh? There weren't really that many physical releases of it that are localized that weren't released on snoystation, though from this comment chain I did learn that there is apparently a physical PC version which I had no idea about. I have a 360 JP copy myself.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Chiyomaru can't write for shit
        good thing that he's not a writer then, you retard

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He's the writer for the SciADV games you retard.
          Look it up.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He's not the writer, he's the "ideas guy". Hayashi Naotaka was the writer for the first 3 SciADV VNs.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              then his ideas are shit
              he was the one most likely behind the simulation gayry in A;C

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Secondaries like you should leave the thread.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Says the tertiary who has never played Chiyomaru’s original games like Memories Off

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >english
        you didn’t play the games

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          baaaased

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Steam editions of these games are all dual language, both text and audio.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >complaining about secondaries
        >filing MAGES. games as spike chunsoft games just because they localized them

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if such big company became like this what happens to small ones

      S;G makes them money. But everything after it was sub-par and also Chiyomaru got too ambitious and invest on stupid shit.
      If they're still owned by kadokawa, none of this would happen

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steins Gate Zero was so poor that I am not surprised. They literally only wrote one good game

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they deserved it for making Steins Gate Elite

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Serves them well for not ending Stein Gate with Mayuri true route ending. Fans simply lost interest and stopped supporting them. Kurisu was always shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seethe harder

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Mayuri
      is shit, I dropped S;G because I couldn't stand Okabe whining because of that girl all the time.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    happens when you need 7 years and 6 rewrites to make a vn

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No more Famicom Detective Club games. RIP Ayumi.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Im pretty surprised how apparently popular Ayumi was in Japan despite only being an npc in 2 games nobody played. Sakurai wanted her in Melee

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did they make so many Xbox 360 exclusives back in the day?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      untapped market, Japanese businessmen are not smart

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It wouldn't surprise me if the reason it's something related to Sony's rules. Like how they banned shmups.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chiyomaru talked about it interviews. Microsoft literally just paid for it. And exclusivity was time-locked only.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Microsoft was in that phase where they were paying out the ass for Japanese exclusives since XBox had a reputation as a western-only console. Coincidentally we got a lot of forgotten kino like resonance of fate and last remnant.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Better to die than get ruined by woke shit pigs like everything the west produces.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Key (Maeda), Uchikoshi and R07's brand has been ruined by the woke west.
      Sca-ji is next.
      What people don't realize is that hardcore nip otaku and the writers who make stuff for them and also identify as such, were always societies outcasts in Japan. Falling into degenerate hobbies like eroge and porn, and late night otaku anime/manga in general is the opposite of conservative nips mindsets and thought of as pathetic.
      It's literally part of the path for any otaku/anime making company to eventually go woke, because they were always on the road leading there to begin with.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw they didn’t have enough magic

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The bad press they got when Chiyomaru jumped the gun and DMCAd a vtuber who HAD PERMISSION to stream really did a number huh

    He said himself the latest game would determine their fate, then he went and torpedoed it by doing this and causing a boycott

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They also went after streamers who played the Konosuba games with separate copyright strikes at a go resulting in instant channel deletions, got a lot of bad rap for that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      when? what game? huh?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A;C, there’s loads of news articles on it and he had to apologize in a press release.

        https://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1433/303/amp.index.html

        But peopl remembered them striking streamers for Konosuba and such before all the goodwill was spent.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why the fuck would they strike people literally advertising their games for free?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because we're in a generation where kids don't play video games anymore (aside from the big live service stuff like Fortnite and CoD). They all watch their favourite streamers play the game and that's it. Smart companies salvage this situation by encouraging streamers to shill their game so their zoomie fanbases buy anyways. Dumb boomers like the guy mentioned just DMCA everything hoping that people curious about the game will buy it if they have nowhere to watch it. This usually backfires because streamers have a lot of clout these days and can tank your game from bad word of mouth alone (if someone like Gura says not to buy your game because the company is getting into a legal batter with her you're going to see A LOT of angry simps online).

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            With science adventure you could argue about VNs, but they did it to the fucking Konosuba shooting game too so I don’t know. They were just retarded, and this is where it put them.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The Konosuba shooting game has literally zero story and is pure action and they struck anyone who uploaded videos without permission even though they didn’t block video recording/streaming on the consoles.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's a VN, there isn't any gameplay other than the story. Streaming it would be giving away what the game has to offer on a plate for free.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Would people really just watch a whole game with somebody else talking over it instead of playing it themselves? It's like movie camrips, how many people actually watch those instead of just buying a ticket?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Then you just need to have some good official merch to capitalize on the secondaries

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Their goodwill was already spent from when they issued strikes on a pure action game

              The Konosuba shooting game has literally zero story and is pure action and they struck anyone who uploaded videos without permission even though they didn’t block video recording/streaming on the consoles.

              that the consoles didn’t block streaming/recording on

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I want to emphasize that that was an old timey arcadey “get a high score” game and that the consoles didn’t block videos

                >record a stage where you get a high score
                >share the video using the console’s built-in share functions

                >youtube account banned

                And Chiyomaru just acted smug about it and tweeted “if you want to upload videos get permission first”

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                > And Chiyomaru just acted smug about it and tweeted “if you want to upload videos get permission first”

                The vtuber thing exploded because he tweeted that again when doing it but the vtuber (who, again, DID get permission from Mages)

                It was a real schadenfreude moment

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because contrary to popular belief zoomers don't buy games just because their favorite twitch shills play it. They just watch them being played.
            It's a complicated situation. Arguably fortnite benefits from streaming as it doesn't require large numbers of players (ironically) what it needs is whales, and children trying to emulate their e-celebs combined with absentee parents will run up large bills buying cosmetics.
            But other games where it's primarily a simple one-time cash purchase are harmed massively by streaming. Zoomers overwhelmingly would rather just watch a game be played on stream than buy it themselves. But not even Nintendo could weather the massive negative press caused by preventing streaming and so only the bravest try and quite frankly die on the sacrificial alter to the old world.
            Sometimes you get a flappy bird where a totally irrelevant unknown rockets into stardom thanks to a streamer, but mostly you get the opposite, where you gain millions of new Persona "fans" but mostly the kind of "fan" who has never bought any of your games.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Overall, Persona 5 has sold 8.3 million units globally
              Talking out your ass to shit on a strawman, classic

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You picked the worst example. P5 was launched during old Atlus: no streaming, massive takedowns. Sold by the truckload.
                P5 PC launched with new Atlus: streaming okay... meh sales.
                Obviously it's hard to say if the meh was because of streaming or not because, let's face it, PC ain't all that and the game had already had its day in the sun.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Market research has established that while it’s true that a lot of viewers won’t buy the games, they never would have to begin with. But there IS a fraction of viewers who do go out and buy the games, and streaming does have a positive effect on sales barring cases like Balan Wonderworld or Left Alive where the game is shit.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >But other games where it's primarily a simple one-time cash purchase are harmed massively by streaming.
              Do you have a single piece of evidence to back this up?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >where you gain millions of new Persona "fans" but mostly the kind of "fan" who has never bought any of your games.
              Such a tragedy that the only way to make money from video games is by selling them

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The bad press they got when Chiyomaru jumped the gun and DMCAd a vtuber who HAD PERMISSION to stream really did a number huh

          He said himself the latest game would determine their fate, then he went and torpedoed it by doing this and causing a boycott

          Based

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He had to resign over it too
          https://gamebiz.jp/news/362334
          Too little, too late.

          You don’t fuck with vtubers, especially the ones backed by big agencies.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Which vtuber did he takedown and laugh at lmao

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Minase Rio of Holostars

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >getting destroyed by Holostars out of all the companies
                Kek. Poor guy.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              In a rather public case of crossed wires, MAGES. president Chiyomaru Shikura announced on Twitter that he filed a copyright strike against HOLOSTARS Virtual YouTuber Minase Rio's Anonymous;Code livestream on Thursday. He complained that the VTuber streamed the game beyond the point that the company allows permission for, and said that he has taken action as the original creator. The video was subsequently removed from YouTube.

              Both Chiyomaru and the Science Adventure Twitter had to make hasty apologies soon afterwards, however, because it turned out that the company had already made an agreement with Rio's agency beforehand to permit the stream. The corporate apology was so hasty, in fact, that it spelled Rio's name wrong and had to apologize for that as well in a separate tweet.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Vtuber streaming and advertising that garbage A;C
                >copyright strike the guy and brag on twitter
                I don't know which is more stupider; Making Chaos;Child Xbox One exclusive and killing it or that.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Both MAGES. and Colopl said that Anonymous;Code sold well, it's not the reason why they went bankrupt.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >make 1 (one) decent game in your entire 15 years of operation
    >go broke
    damn who could have imagined

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    S;G was their only decent game so this is fitting.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    feel like i had a stroke reading that title.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    VNs are gay all i know from them is steins;gate and only because i watched the anime

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any other sane company would've milked STEINS;GATE for profit, but they insist on pulling this marvelshit with their schizophrenic adventure universe.
    Where the fuck is STEINS;??? you retards?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Any other sane company would've milked STEINS;GATE for profit

      Why would you want this aside from cute Steins Gate worldline Okabe/Kurisu fluff with them becoming an official couple, which they wouldn't even fucking do

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        worked out for typemoon

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I still don't understand how FSN exists.

          "What if King Arthur was a cute girl and also my housemate while we fight duels against evil magicians?!"

          If you told anyone walking down the street that this was a major media franchise they'd burst out laughing

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            On the contrary, I think it works pretty well how Nasu built that world, setting classes, an RPG system, the multiple 3 routes that differ each other greatly. It's not just Saber, all the 7 servants literally made fans wet into imagining their local heroes as one.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What if x was a cute girl has been the majority of Japan's cultural export for the last 2-3 decades, at some point you stop questioning why Hephaestus is a happy-go-lucky redhead with big tits rather than a deformed cripple and accept that at least it's not America's what if x was a moron

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          With type moon works because they introduced fucking tons of character and a lore that can be developed in multiple storylines. Also for Fate, the idea you can summon heroes of the past work like charm for any other writer to replicate Shirou and create its own waifu/husbando

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They milked the fuck out of S;G what are you going on about?
      It's the Persona 4 of VNs. Milked to the point people hate it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Milking Steins;Gate is one of the reasons why they've died, retard.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Obviously referring to VNs and not fanservice garbage
        Who fucking cares about R;N and A;C. Just make a soft reboot of the cast like C;C

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Who fucking cares about R;N and A;C
          Just because you have shit taste doesn't mean everyone also has shit taste, retard.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know shit about the original R;N release, but Elite was actually way fucking better than I anticipated. It's slow as fuck, but it was interesting in most aspects. Too bad DaSH is some of the worst trash I have read.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should've made a SciADV JRPG (a la Persona 5) at least 4 years ago, no wonder the studio is forced to close its doors now, visual novels (esp SFW ones) are an incredibly small market. Don't even need amazing graphics, something like AI Somnium but a JRPG would've sold buckets.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >is about science adventure
    >calls itself Mages
    ?????

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >He doesn't know

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Japanese otakus failed us. Fuck gacha.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Serves them right for not releasing A Steins:Gate ost vinyl. Anyone more business savvy know what this means for their current projects and future? Could some angel investor save them?

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why do Gankerincel chuds not worship science??? this is extremely problematic.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >implying

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not making the ugly fat guy in the middle actually a chad in reality
        they had one job

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are we still getting Anonymous Code?

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should realize by now that VNs simply do not sell anymore.
    You need some basic gameplay like Danganronpa or Ace Attorney.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what made DDLC so massively succesful?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was a free meme game with shock twist.

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They went creatively bankrupt when they launched that garbage sequel anyway so good riddance. Hopefully no new steins;gate content ever gets made and we can just pretend the first vn/season is all that existed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The next one was supposed to be S;G 0 Elite, wonder if it's still coming out.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Steins Gate Elite
        I wonder if anyone is even going to buy it considering Elite was literally a downgrade

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if they bundle it up with an exclusive like Linear Bounded Phenogram, it would get sales
          I bought it for that reason anyway.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Too bad Phrenogram sucked, at least Darling had some coomershit to make up for its nothing burger story.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I liked Phenogram. Meanwhile I couldn't get through Darling after playing through Kurisu's route

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >if they bundle it up with an exclusive like Linear Bounded Phenogram, it would get sales
            There's no more exclusives to bundle it up with.
            Man, it could be nice if they made a collection of the Drama CDs turned into VNs and bundled that as an exclusive bonus game with the purchase of 0 Elite.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Drama CDs turned into VNs
              I meant "a VN". As in LBP which is a collection of original stories in separate worldlines that never came to be and stay as What Ifs in the canon.
              Grouping a number of Drama CDs as a LBP2 or whatever other name could be nice.

              Could take the chance and take in that one light novel about the outcome of the Alpha worldline and all. Lost Valhalla or something.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >if they bundle it up with an exclusive like Linear Bounded Phenogram, it would get sales
            There's no more exclusives to bundle it up with.
            Man, it could be nice if they made a collection of the Drama CDs turned into VNs and bundled that as an exclusive bonus game with the purchase of 0 Elite.

            while it would be retarded as there's no direct relation, they could do C;H LCC, it has no modern console release nor localization so they could use it as a bonus worldwide and on every platform
            more relevant they could perhaps do hen'i kuukan no octet, as it only got an old non-steam PC release and fan translation

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's what you for not dubbing your shit.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are all Japanese VN companies just a few problems away from bankruptcy?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pretty much, the VN market is incredibly niche and for the most part PC only. Most famous VN you might have heard about have actually had their studios go bankrupt, or bought out, or they just make eroge/gacha. Or ironically they tried to make gacha and went bankrupt from doing that, dont ask how.

      Muv-Luv for example which is regarded as the #1 VN in the world went bankrupt ages ago.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How many VNs even get made anymore?
      All the big ones got released ages ago.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why do VNs end but real novels dont? Why do humans still read paper with writing on it?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        90% of VN's are moege and look like pic related. There are thousands of them coming out each year.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          good
          idols are the only thing worth living for anyway

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        kamige don't come out anymore
        it's all eroge and moege

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >ryukishi fag doesn't play games
          Imagine my shock.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Games aren't relaxing. Games are too stressful, that is why he makes VNs, for people who are already stressed and just want to read

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes. Good thing I discovered Falcom. It kinda filled the hole that VNs dying left.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just don't play Kuro 2 because you would want that shit to bomb.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Upon reelase, Kuro 2 sold around the same numbers as Kuro 1, and Kondo confirmed that Kuro 1 had flopped, so...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I played both. Kuro 1 was fine really but the shit they did at Kuro 2 besides the plot literally didn't move at all it barely gave answer to anything in the first game and just focused a lot in Nadia/Swin

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Falcom is fucking dogshit. If you somehow made it through Haha-man's series without wanting to blow your brains out, you are an actual shit-eater.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Is magic real?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          kamige is back on the menu when he finishes this and releases Ciconia episode 2

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >get bought out by investment group
    >investment group is putting the cost of that transaction on your account
    >you are now millions in the red
    >if only one of your titles under performs its pretty much over for you as you can't pay your bills anymore

    Imagine ever agreeing to that kind of bullshit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well Chiyomaru didn’t have to cause a boycott and torpedo sales for the biggest title they ever made just because he wanted to power trip and act smug on twitter.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >VN
    >game

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Their IPs should get bought out my someone willing to make proper R18 VNs inshallah

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So what's going to happen to Steins;Goop?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Steins;QR Code

      Quickly fellow nerds, Einstein left behind a QR code at a Japanese merch store and WE need to transcribe and decode its meaning to SAVE tHE WORLD from the evil organization -Nasa- which wants to go back in time and eliminate the speed of light so they can reach other Galaxies faster!

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wait, doesn't Chunsoft own SG? Why does this matter?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chunsoft publishes SG, they dont own it

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WTF?!

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Hey, don't blame us 4chanchads. The people who call anime "tranime" are just as hated there as they are here, possible more so.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its almost...ALMOST as if that company was always mediocre and Stein Gate was always overrated. People should replay that game. There's so much fucking anime tropes and dumb plotlines full of plotholes it's amazing how it got popular in mainstream while Ever17 is still unknown to normies. Its the same with western games where crap like Fallout 4 is more known than Planescape Torment.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hur ever17
      You do know that Mages is what became of Kid, right? Chiyomaru worked on all of their games and even voice acted for MO3.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >anime tropes
      it's meant to be reminiscent of late 2000's otaku culture
      >plot holes
      name one, you are retarded.
      I've reread it 5 times, you just have a chronic case of shit taste

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >name one, you are retarded
        NTA, but compressing all of a human's memories and experiences into only 36 bytes is just unfeasible no matter how you slice it, blackhole technology or not it's literally just 36 ASCII symbols, this is dumb as fuck

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >plot holes
          >names sci-fi mechanics
          Holy fuck you're right, they should've published an actual paper to figure out how to upload and compress human memories into data. Fucking hacks

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I can condense all of that shit into 6 bits niggy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's not a plot hole you fucking idiot. Sci-fi not mapping 1:1 to reality is not an intrinsic flaw.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      trans btw

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >love Fallout 4 and replay it every year
      >tried Planescape Torment once, got stuck in a cave, literally could not escape because every attack is a dice roll because LOL thac0 combat system!
      And hmm, would you look at that, Black Isle went bankrupt ages ago and Bethesda has a new came launching in a few weeks.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is the most contrarian post I've seen all day.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ever17 reached way higher highs but S;G is overall more consistent

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Someone else said Ever 17 is bretty gud in a thread like a week or so ago
        Is it dating and eroge centric garbage or does it blend that stuff like S;G did tastefully?
        Or is it just a good story?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It is mediocre with only one good twist which is a giant red-herring

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everything after SG is a flop, they just can`t catch that lightning in the bottle again

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SG was good then 0 was shit. Everything else they made was shit. Makes sense they went udner

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But I liked 0...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was a cash grab trying to bank on their one good story but they just made the original worse but putting in a ton of new canon and timelines and shit.
        Also going back to the heat death of the universe just to fuck a retarded girl is hilarious

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Also going back to the heat death of the universe just to fuck a retarded girl is hilarious
          You didn't understand the story

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah I don't know Japanese constellation lore so I don't understand a shitty time travel story.
            SG anime is the only shit worth watching out of Science Adventure and that's just cause White Fox cut out all the awful writing

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Did you even read the original?
              The anime cuts out most of the explanations for the shit that's happening

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As near as I can tell Stein's Gate had a gimmick, that Toodaloo character which created an emotional impact in the cold hearts of hikkikomoris and that is why it succeeded.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, it's the groundhog day romance that won them over

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're telling me it was Chris that made it popular and not the cute creature's plot twist death
        Shocking

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Science Adventure Games
    Oh my Science

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How many employees does it take to make a VN, like seriously? Am I supposed to care that four morons are out of work?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      about this much

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >four women sitting around
        >one man actually working
        The absolute state of this industry.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the women are there for sucking his cock and looking good.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's still two women too many.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The guy is only the script writer though. The other girls are music design, artist, model etc.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah in the show they actually contribute.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The problem might be the voice actors, the music, the publisher. Those might be really expensive for small teams, reminder that if you want to sell at least you need to use a popular VA or singer most of the time in japan.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just hire hentai voice actors, they're dirt cheap

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If they are eroge you do that but when its all ages, for consoles, you really need those because otherwise the games go under but those VA agency can literally give them exposure.

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of novels has this problem. They are harem with many but either one or two the only good routes, or sometimes true ending literally has (you) dying or not going with anyone. Single heroine can be really dull or maybe secondary characters are better than the whole cast with writers acting surprised they win fan poll over their "beloved" heroines.

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thank god, i played chaos head like ten years ago and i have no idea how these clowns stayed in business for this long peddling this trash.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chaos;Head is schizophrenic nonsense, play Steins;Gate for more contained schizophrenia

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i get more than my daily intake of schizophrenic writings from reading Ganker, no thanks.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what if 90% of the schizophrenic babble was actually true then?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it isn't, Cern are just a bunch of nerds, not time traveling assassins

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              ok cern, we totally believe you 😀

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sure thing CERN.

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't play shitty VNs but I did watch robotics:notes and based on whatever the fuck that was they deserve to go out of business.

    I also don't really understand how a VN developer goes out of business when you need like 2 people to make one.

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't get it.

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that Higurashi and Umineko didn't have any voice acting at all in the beginning. You just need sovl to be the best.

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they should have given phantom breaker omnia rollback

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It should be fine. Chiyomaru's company is separate as far as I'm aware. This would be like if Nintendo went bankrupt and Sakurai had to go somewhere else for his Kirby shit

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean they have only made a single good game, honestly they deserve it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >have only made a single good game
      You're talking about Chaos;Child, right?

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love Chrisu

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >another steins gate sequel has been cancelled

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good hope they never touch the series again and I can pretend 0 and the movie didn't happen

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the movie
        The what now?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Lord Region of Deja Vu

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The sequel to the anime where Okabe disappears and Kurisu has to physically go back in time to kiss 9 year old Okabe which brings him back

            Makes the whole show extra deterministic and the pedo kiss is awkward. Just a cash grab asspull like 0 thoguh

            Oh yeah that. Completely forgot it existed.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The sequel to the anime where Okabe disappears and Kurisu has to physically go back in time to kiss 9 year old Okabe which brings him back

          Makes the whole show extra deterministic and the pedo kiss is awkward. Just a cash grab asspull like 0 thoguh

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Oh also it turns out his whole Chunni personality stemmed from this meeting with future Makise

            The Science Adventure writers managing to write a good story once was a miracle

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The movie isn't canon, no point in harping about it

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The movie is a good companion piece to 0 because they both show why making alternate universe spin offs of a popular show just waters dwon the original

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You have literally zero arguments as to how 0 breaks the canon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the movie
        The what now?

        The sequel to the anime where Okabe disappears and Kurisu has to physically go back in time to kiss 9 year old Okabe which brings him back

        Makes the whole show extra deterministic and the pedo kiss is awkward. Just a cash grab asspull like 0 thoguh

        Reminder that the movie is literally non-canon, unlike 0.
        It literally contradicts how the time travel mechanics work in-universe.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It literally contradicts how the time travel mechanics work in-universe.
          They make the shit up as they go along who cares

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >who cares
            it obviously matters as one of the key qualities of the original is that it's one of the few stories with consistent time travel mechanics

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shovelware company goes insolvent
    Nothing of value was lost.

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >science
    That's insulting to anyone with at least 1/4 of a brain

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are they even called MAGES, when they are more like spaghetti cookers

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Let's be honest, except for steins gate the rest are shovelware. Tried to get into chaos head but it's simply not an interesting vn.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Try C;C, it's better

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        gonna read Chaos Child/Head Switch version. Is there anything I need to know? I heard the translation wasnt the best? Did that re-translation patch ever come through? I could use my steam deck I guess.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >gonna read Chaos Child/Head Switch version
          Skip Head. It's unironic garbage.
          Child is pretty good though but still kinda retarded.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Don't skip Chaos;Head, the only people that hate it are normalfags who got filtered by the based protagonist.

            the duality of Ganker...

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Don't skip Chaos;Head, the only people that hate it are normalfags who got filtered by the based protagonist.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >based protagonist
            Takumi is literally proto-Okabe that isn't pretending

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              what the fuck are you talking about, Okabe and Takumi are barely similar

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                One is schizophrenic, the other pretends to be schizophrenic
                That's enough for me

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The issue with Head is that it actually tries too hard. Child's edginess was more subdued so it worked better

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don't listen to this guy, C;C is trash and the MC is a cuckold, the ending is pure garbage

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I liked the murder mystery aspect of C;C and it has some really strong moments, but dear fucking god that ending was disgustingly bad. They also retread the peak of the story that it starts to fizzle a little and then to top it all off they dropped massive sequel bait that we know will never be fulfilled.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dunno, i'd say psychopass mandatory happiness was good (carried by urobuchi) and i actually liked chaos head/child.
      But ye, its a garbage shovelware company that cant even get corpse party blooddrive on the vita to run properly.
      Literally to unskilled to make a rpg maker game

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    BASED. It's their own fault for releasing all this shitty chuunishit. Stein's Gate was a fluke that they had no idea how to replicate.

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this is what you get for making one of the best time travel VN's, one of the best vn's pretty much of all time, and not giving us more alternate time lines to read about

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They did

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, so keep making more. there should've been more than just the 2 main ones and some gay waifu dating sim shit.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They did

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            prove it

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              https://vndb.org/v11660

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, this is what happens when you capture lightning in a bottle once and you have no idea what to do with it

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I share a board with S;G-onlies
    Sad!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not going to read your nasuslop

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cope!
        Nasu is laughing his way to the bank while the rest of these frauds are steadily going out of business.
        Ryuchud07 is next on the chopping block.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ryu07 isn't in any danger of going broke. He's writing Silent Hill right now and laughing his ass off knowing full well we're gonna go and check every toilet in town looking for drowned Rikas.

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing of value. If you think money is required to make a VN then you got scammed. Serves them right for remastering their old releases every year.

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shouldn't this read 'has entered insolvency' or 'enters insolvency'? Am I insane or are journos really this much of a meme?

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This thread is probably awful. They milked S;G to bones so it's karma

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Seems like they were very lazy. Steins Gate is not even translated in that many languages on steam. Only english, japanese and chinese. They missed out on a lot of weeb sales.

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They deserve it for making 0

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The same smug /jp/ gays that said 0 was good and better than the original said the rest of the franchise is good. I'm not falling for that shit ever again.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People actually said 0 was good?
      It was literally filler.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Before it was translated yes. They kept saying it was better than the original best SciADV ever. Same reason the muh EOP doesn't work on me. The gays shilling untranslated porn games and visual novels apparently can't read it either.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the only one who said this is that gay Steiner

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            he's the one translating everything though

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not really, he only translated Steins;Gate (and even that was mostly translated by BlickWinkel, AFAIK). He's also currently translating Anonymous;Code. He did want to translate the other SciADV VNs, but he got cucked by MAGES.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Him and back then everyone took his word as gospel truth and worshipped him. Before it came out in English no one said wow this is dogshit. Anyone that said they played it in Japanese hyped it up. Even after all the plastic surgery and how disjointed and abrupt the "true ending" was. Anonymous;Code and Robotic;Notes DASH barely anyone played and I don't even know have English releases or not and people said yeah they're trash.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Anonymous;Code and Robotic;Notes DASH barely anyone played and I don't even know have English releases or not and people said yeah they're trash.
              I thought Anonymous;Code was a kamige?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So this guy is just as much of a hack as all the writers right? That or he's a groveling brown nosing shill begging for work. He only moved 0 down after it became consensus that 0 fucking sucks. I've only heard from Ganker that the new one ranges from mediocre to shit.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He also used to say that R,N DaSH was in the top 3 best SciADV VNs and that it was a huge improvement over R;N

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >and that it was a huge improvement over R;N
                It is.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                "lol", "lmao"

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes DaSH is improvement over R;N. I mean did you even play original R;N?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you confusing R;N DaSH with R;N Elite, or do you just have really shit taste?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Are you confusing R;N DaSH with R;N Elite
                Yes.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >LOL GUYS REMEMBER DARU
                >HE'S 30 YEARS OLD, MARRIED, BUYS EROGE AND JERKS OFF TO e-boi PORN
                >HE'S SUCH A CARICATURE ISN'T HE LOLOLOLOL
                They removed any depth and development Daru had in S;G and 0. It's abhorrent

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Before it came out in English no one said wow this is dogshit. Anyone that said they played it in Japanese hyped it up
              This is just a lie. Ganker archives exist and can prove you wrong. I have no idea why are you trying to push this shit when 0 wasn't even beloved by japs like original.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No. The schizo shitposter is sperging against windmills.

                https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/322489337/#q322496901
                https://desuarchive.org/a/thread/137631667/#137641433
                https://desuarchive.org/a/thread/135382399/#135388160
                https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/338859319/#338861045
                https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/320469364/#320474621
                https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/320879847/#q320879847
                https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/344390463/#q344444249
                There. I'm not going to dig through thousands of Steins;Gate threads and Kurisu waifu threads but this is just some of it. Sure there were a very few people that said it was mediocre or worse than the original but for every one of those there were 100 gays repeating hearsay from Steiner hyping it up or other Anons repeating hearsay from an Anon that said he read it in Japanese and it was better than the original. So yes a lot of it was excited rose tinted Anons echoing what they wanted to believe about the game but it did exist. And a lot of it was because that flip floppy gay e-celeb that translated the games. Fuck yourself.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                e-celeb is renting free in your head

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No. The schizo shitposter is sperging against windmills.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      0 was good, you retards are just too low IQ

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        0 is a game with actual plot holes that stop the plot from working when considered. And also Kagari.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        can you explain to me the whole "she got a facelift and pretended to be daru's wife" arc thing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who are you talking about?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's always about exclusivity with /jp/sies, not actual quality. If they can circlejerk away from the rest of the anglophones it's good, if they can't it's bad.

      [...]
      https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/322489337/#q322496901
      https://desuarchive.org/a/thread/137631667/#137641433
      https://desuarchive.org/a/thread/135382399/#135388160
      https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/338859319/#338861045
      https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/320469364/#320474621
      https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/320879847/#q320879847
      https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/344390463/#q344444249
      There. I'm not going to dig through thousands of Steins;Gate threads and Kurisu waifu threads but this is just some of it. Sure there were a very few people that said it was mediocre or worse than the original but for every one of those there were 100 gays repeating hearsay from Steiner hyping it up or other Anons repeating hearsay from an Anon that said he read it in Japanese and it was better than the original. So yes a lot of it was excited rose tinted Anons echoing what they wanted to believe about the game but it did exist. And a lot of it was because that flip floppy gay e-celeb that translated the games. Fuck yourself.

      I remember many a S;G thread where people would claim it was flawless and brilliant too. Some of it was just because Steiner was trusted but it was also what I described above.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I don't know what this revisionist history that people always hated 0 is about. People only shit on 0 now after knowing Steins;Gate isn't infallible. Back then people would never have even considered it. This series was a sacred cow worshipped at the altar you couldn't dare say anything bad about. The anime of 0 came out and was even worse than the VN and people just said yeah it's bad from then on. The thing is the movie came out before 0 and it was a complete pile of shit too and people were able to overlook it because it "wasn't canon" and it had a ton of Kurisu fanservice. If a new Steins;Gate sequel came out now no one would expect it to top the original let alone be any good.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You’re a schizo. And the anime, while still shit, wasn’t worse than the VN

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Post your evidence then stupid gay. It's your turn to dig through the archive.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              My evidence that you’re a schizo?

              Yeah I don't know what this revisionist history that people always hated 0 is about. People only shit on 0 now after knowing Steins;Gate isn't infallible. Back then people would never have even considered it. This series was a sacred cow worshipped at the altar you couldn't dare say anything bad about. The anime of 0 came out and was even worse than the VN and people just said yeah it's bad from then on. The thing is the movie came out before 0 and it was a complete pile of shit too and people were able to overlook it because it "wasn't canon" and it had a ton of Kurisu fanservice. If a new Steins;Gate sequel came out now no one would expect it to top the original let alone be any good.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He has said nothing but the truth in that post.

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Chiyomaru deserves it for telling Americans to go back to their country during one of his livestreams.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wtf I love Chiyo now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck that slant eyed moron, two nukes were not enough.

  81. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Read the entire series so far on my Vita and Switch, but I've been told those translations are wrong and I'm wrong for having enjoyed them despite being able to spot the mistakes the translators made. This series is not fun to talk about with others at all.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just not fun to talk about anything in existence on Ganker because everything is bad and chud and reddit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've never seen anyone shit on the translations of SciAdv with the exception of R;N. S;G has one of the best localisations regarding 2chan speak

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That guy's illustrations are pure sex.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          is there an artbook I missed out on?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They're illustrations in a cosplay book given out / sold at Science Adventure Live 2018 - SINGULARITY. And no-one who got a copy scanned it as far as I'm aware which is supremely irritating.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              JP girls in pantyhose, my greatest weakness...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I share that weakness brother.

                I've read over 1000 hours of VN now and Kurisu is still the best girl

                Damn straight.

  82. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Asking seriously, wasn't there supposed to be a western adaptation of SG? If they sold rights to that to get made, surely they could hang in there for some more years no?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hope it gets canned. Fuck Netflix and fuck westernization of Japanese media

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yuusha, Yamemasu was a lot better than I expected.

  83. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no one buys chaos head noah because people are waiting for the fan patch
    >they fuck up their deadline and still haven't released it
    >company dies in the meantime
    Probably didn't actually matter much in the grand scheme of things but lol

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they were in financial issues for years before Chaos Head, and Anonymous Code being in localization limbo. The problem is they pulled a Platinum before Platinum did and they burdened themselves with publishing

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They couldn't recover from the Chaos;Child is Xbox One exclusive fiasco.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >waiting for the CoZ chudslation patch
      ISHYGDDT

  84. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They knew too much.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Syuchi
      This way of writing names is mega cringe

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how would you write it?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          修一=しゅういち=Shuuichi
          That syu shit is dumb

  85. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >VN will die in your timeline
    good, you will never be a real vidoegame

  86. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that's sad, mages was always cute in neptunia

  87. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Quints Chads. When is the english patch coming out?

  88. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked 0 even with its flaws go fuck yourselves. you guys are being fags.

  89. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like 0 because it has Maho

  90. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how is it possible to not profit off this series? Where did the money go? This obsession with spending literally all of your money is so stupid. How big was the team when they made chaos;child?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Where did the money go?
      they reinvested the money into the company, went into self publishing, bought a bunch of useless IPs and tried to go multimedia. They tried to run before they could learn to walk. Miling SG until people hated it was how they stayed afloat but that well dried up.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They tried to milk S;G in a very stupid way and wouldn't give us cute OkaKuri fluff.

  91. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    should have put out fun games more often. They put out just a few, then went silent...

  92. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've read over 1000 hours of VN now and Kurisu is still the best girl

  93. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I should start a list of incompetent Jap companies:
    >Level 5
    >Falcom
    >Mages

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dont forget Platinum

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sega

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      5
      Fuck Hino and his incompetent ass

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What did Falcom do?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sales have declined for Trails in Japan (because of dumb decisions such as sticking with PS, even when the Japanese market favored Switch more and more). And normally, it'd be mitigated by overseas sales, but now it'll take about three years just for NISA to localize the latest entry of the series, since concurrent translation is more or less impossible with the way in which Falcom works.

  94. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are we still getting a steins gate continuation? I'm a little frustrated that the studio spent so many years on flop VNs instead of focusing on the one attempt that worked

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Steins Gate 0 Elite was the latest project they were working on, and MAGES never finished that so...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >flop VNs
      C;H and R;N both sold more than 100k copies

  95. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ywn have a Kurisu gf

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's a low blow anon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what you meant to say was
      >ywn have a suzuha gf

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's also a low blow.

  96. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oh my science

  97. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    steins gate was a fluke and everything else that came after was dogshit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only game from them from basically the past decade people didn't hate was Famicom Detective Club and they didn't even write it

  98. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So how much is actually missing in the steam release of Chaos Head Noah?
    And how important is the Commitee of Zero patch?
    Kinda unbeliveable that they still dont provide a patch because of some bullshit bug reasons like flashing that could affect people with seizures etc.
    https://twitter.com/CommitteeOf0/status/1608359159661223939 (embed)
    Considering to just playing the steam release, I dont mind translation errors and more worried about stuff missing or being cut.
    I heard there are entire scenes that are not in it.

    And are these translations real?
    Especially "manchild" and "numbskull", wtf.

    >Literal:
    >Group diving
    >Pregnancy man
    >Punishment of crucifixion
    >Vampire
    >Brain death
    >Delicious hand
    >DQN Puzzle

    >Commitee of Zero:
    >Group Dive
    >Manchild
    >Cruc-affixion
    >Vampbuyer
    >Numbskull
    >Finger Food
    >DQN Puzzle

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he fell for the "CoZ is good" meme
      lmao

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        wtf, this is worse than I thought.
        Makes total sense though looking at their twitter posts.
        Do you know how much stuff is missing with the steam release?
        Looking at that screenshot I probably play that version regardless.
        Why is this always happening..

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is the current explanation if you care.
          Not too happy with Manchild, but I understand that the goals of translation are subjective.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >we've had pregnant men officially recognized as such ever since 2002
        what is wrong with translators

  99. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How exactly do you go bankrupt while making VNs?

  100. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    friendly reminder that steins;gate is not even the best game in the SciADV series

  101. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They deserved it, Steins Gate is the most overrated dogshit I've ever seen.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      explain why it's bad contrarian gay

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's Babby's First Time Travel Story tier. I could barely get through the first act because of all the stale memes as well. On top of that you gays can't even get best girl right.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >best girl
          this is the type of low IQ gays we're dealing with
          you can't even get through the first act of a VN due to your attention span

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Good job dodging actual criticism when S;G threads fucking REVOLVE around waifu gayry. kys along with your dead franchise mongrel.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >actual criticism
              you don't have one you mush brain
              >muh babby's first time travel
              is not a fucking jab at the story, you are retarded

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The story is derivative as fuck, with aadditional anime cliches sprinkled in to make it even worse if that were possible. Christopher is literally only there for neet gay wish fulfillment. And its already been proven what gay chuds the localizers are. And every other data entry is literally a meme, the game is basically co-written by reddit. Kurisu can suck black cocks in IP hell.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Damn we've got time-travelling chuds as well now? Kinda fitting tbh

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I mean Luca is kind of a time traveling chud. Even though he's actually just a little gay.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Actually really bothers me when people call him trans (which I know you didn't do) because it just shows that you literally didn't understand his character or arc.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                these retards also call Naoto trans, so I wouldn't expect any less

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >anime cliches
                not an argument
                >neet gay wish fulfillment
                Okabe is not a NEET
                >data entry is a meme
                it's 2chan lingo and STEM terminology for people not in the know
                >co-written by reddit
                ??
                >black cocks
                have a nice day chud
                Through that entire paragraph you've said absolutely nothing of value or nuance. I wonder what other opinions you parrot

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >why is the story steeped in otaku & internet culture full of memes and eccentric weirdos

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Otakus are the kind of chud degenerates that don't deserve to have a show about them. Dr. Reddit or Howowin or whatever her name is one internet comment away from transitioning into a women like her friend Luka, and they probably have a Discord channel together where they talk about estrogen and how to ruin the internet, Mayushii is a braindead autist who can't tie her shoes without Dr. Reddit's help, the Daria guy is a fat slob who would never get a gf irl and everyone's favorite waifu is a slut who hungers for (my) BBC. I wish God would just nuke the anime fandom for good.

                >cliche shit characters
                >shitty ironic humor
                >annoying mc
                What a mystery.

                >better time travel stories
                Just fucking pick one lmao

                This

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >samegay moron having a meltdown
                pick one better time travel story.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Name 3 better time travel stories then

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >better time travel stories
            Just fucking pick one lmao

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Lol, what a pathetic attempt to dodge the question

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >cliche shit characters
        >shitty ironic humor
        >annoying mc
        What a mystery.

  102. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's over
    https://www.youtube.com/@bye9793/featured
    I was subbed to this channel, I do not know who it is, I think they changed their name to this and deleted all their videos.

  103. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >In a rather public case of crossed wires, MAGES. president Chiyomaru Shikura announced on Twitter that he filed a copyright strike against HOLOSTARS Virtual YouTuber Minase Rio's Anonymous;Code livestream on Thursday. He complained that the VTuber streamed the game beyond the point that the company allows permission for, and said that he has taken action as the original creator. The video was subsequently removed from YouTube.
    >Both Chiyomaru and the Science Adventure Twitter had to make hasty apologies soon afterwards, however, because it turned out that the company had already made an agreement with Rio's agency beforehand to permit the stream. The corporate apology was so hasty, in fact, that it spelled Rio's name wrong and had to apologize for that as well in a separate tweet.

    >In December 2022, it was reported that Mages would enter insolvency as a result of financial losses of ¥613,000 million (approximately US$4.6 million).

    >In January 2023, Chiyomaru Shikura announced via Twitter that he would resign as company Chairman and Executive Director

    Vtubers killed steins;gate

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not just any vtuber lmao
      Holostars; the worst performing big company vtuber group in Japan.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gave the vtumor and the company they work for explicit permission to stream the game beforehand
      vtumors didnt kill stein gates MAGES being retarded and milking it along with chiyomaru being a schizo killed steins gae

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anoncode was the most ambitious and expensive game they worked on, bringing Uchikoshi back and all. It was going to determine the fate of the company. And then Chiyomaru pulled this shit which resulted in a boycott that torpedoed it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          jesus fucking christ what a retard

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Like posted before Mages had a chronic problem with copyright strikes for dubious reasons to begin with so people were already out for blood. The vtuber thing was just an excuse to ramp it up.

            They also went after streamers who played the Konosuba games with separate copyright strikes at a go resulting in instant channel deletions, got a lot of bad rap for that.

            The Konosuba shooting game has literally zero story and is pure action and they struck anyone who uploaded videos without permission even though they didn’t block video recording/streaming on the consoles.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Where can I read more about the boycott?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Japanese twitter

  104. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine making VNs and going bankrupt. It's just a bunch of images and some text.

  105. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When they greenlit that Kurisu artificial intelligence shit it was already over. No way a company could ever produce good writing after that.

  106. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >VN industry is DEAD
    Good.

  107. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wasn't Rance X a huge success?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What does that have anything to do with Science Adventure?

  108. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do VNs feel like they are made to appeal to younger audiences who don't even like to read even though everyone who got into VNs in their golden age is in their late 20s, 30s and 40s?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they appeal to kissless virgins who arent comfortable talking to women, because all you have to do is push A a bunch of times, and BAM, kurisu loves you back

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's all of japanese media.

  109. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So if they declare insolvency, will their games become unavailable to buy in a few months/year?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The IPs will likely be sold off and whoever picks it up will pick up the profit from any further sales.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The company doesn't own the IPs, Chiyomaru personally does. That's how they've always rolled. He also personally owns the Kid IPs like Ever17 and Memories Off. He'll just go find investors and start a new company.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Don't know too much about the guy, but from what I've read in this thread, he comes off as an incompetent and arrogant businessman.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He wasn't even a businessman to begin with, he was the music guy on the Kid era games. He's a composer. Mages did okay because he has a lot of connections from his Kid days and he's famous for being their composer, not because he's particularly good at business. The S;G interviews with Nitroplus mentioned how they worked with him because they knew about him from Memories Off which they're fans of, and Uchikoshi writing for A;C is clearly a connection from the Kid days.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              But he's retarded for doing stupid shit that has legit pissed off his fanbase and shit. If I were I would never do any business that would damaged me even further.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, the point I was making is that he's not a businessman and should never have been put in charge of making business decisions because he was always just some music guy who started Mages because he wanted to become an ideas guy.

  110. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Make niche games
    >Instead of selling them to everyone interested, lock them to a platform
    Smart as the japanese are, they can't adapt very quickly.

  111. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MUH SCIENCE NOOOOOO

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      WHY DIDN'T YOU BELIEVE IN IT HARD ENOUGH?!

  112. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bump for last post before auto sage for a garbage dying franchise.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Too bad that Steinstards will never stop being annoying.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Seethe.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do you think she's secretly as pervy as her dad?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        t. CERN satanists

  113. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FUCK CHIYOMARU!

  114. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sad news.

    But at least their stories got told.

  115. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SGgays are the morons of the VN genre

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >forgetting that Muramasafags exist

  116. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Guys. Quickly. How do I get into Muv Luv and how do I have sex with Stella?

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