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« on: 07-09-2009, 23:25 »
Also known as "2dx" -> "2discs".

I hope it's not like you pick a song and it's like "PLEASE INSERT DISC TWO" because that would be really annoying, but I doubt they're gonna be that stupid about it.

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« Reply #1 on: 07-10-2009, 01:12 »
The fact that IIDX is moving to another console... does worry me.

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« Reply #2 on: 07-10-2009, 01:47 »
What? It's been on PS2 forever and still is.

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« Reply #3 on: 07-10-2009, 05:17 »
Oh no, I meant they said this release is the last version that will be for the PS2.

(Or at least it is according to the post on SSS)

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« Reply #4 on: 07-10-2009, 13:45 »
If by "last" you mean "latest", which seems to be what the article says.

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« Reply #5 on: 07-10-2009, 14:05 »
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« Reply #6 on: 07-10-2009, 19:49 »
Eh, I dunno.

But I wish I could understand Japanese well enough to read the article.

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« Reply #7 on: 07-12-2009, 09:35 »
YESSSS! Been dying for Empress CS! The two disc thing seems odd, but who cares  8D

(I can finally play 3y3s again!)
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« Reply #8 on: 07-12-2009, 10:59 »
let's all be welcomed to her contry

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« Reply #9 on: 07-17-2009, 15:16 »
"Besides the game, the premium best edition package comes with the twin CD Empress Best album. With a large array songs in different genres, you can practice your reflexes on the train or on the bus when you go to school or work. Simply imagine the cues floating down like flower petals."

So basically there is not going to be a 2 disc set, it's going to come with a soundtrack of sorts.

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« Reply #10 on: 07-18-2009, 01:19 »
But it's not like you can pretend to IIDX on the train or bus without looking psycho...

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« Reply #11 on: 07-18-2009, 15:35 »
Well, it's preorderable now on Play-Asia, if you want the regular edition.

http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-1fx8-71-8g-49-en-15-empress-84-j-70-3hbx.html

Let me know if you use the link, as usual.

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« Reply #12 on: 07-19-2009, 03:22 »
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« Reply #13 on: 07-22-2009, 18:36 »
LEs are now preorderable. It's possible that only the LE Complete has a poster this time, but it's apparently going to be AC-sized. Just hoping it uses the old style for Ameto and not her shitty bubblegum outfit.

Regular ($85): http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-1fx8-71-8g-49-en-15-empress-84-j-70-3hbx.html

LE ($190): http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-1fx8-71-8g-77-4-49-en-15-empress-84-j-70-3hl8.html

LEC ($250): http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-1fx8-71-8g-77-3-49-en-15-empress-84-j-70-3hl9.html

The prices are pretty FFFFFFFFFF this time around, but you get some pretty neat swag, it seems.

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« Reply #14 on: 07-22-2009, 22:53 »
OMG, at least 200 bucks for a LE version.

And when I initially saw the $85, I panicked since I thought PA jacked up the prices of all their IIDX games (since I didn't get DJT yet), but only the first jack-up is in effect atm.  ($75)

But considering the LE is so much, I'm reconsidering my thoughts of getting it now.  Only time I've gotten the LE for a IIDX game was 12th, and my feelings towards the stuff that came with it were, well, meh.

But... EMPRESS is pink!   ;)

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« Reply #15 on: 07-23-2009, 00:11 »
I'd buy it if I had the money.  I bought Happy Sky's LE and haven't bought a IIDX game since, mostly due to the fact that my IIDX controller is non functional.

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« Reply #16 on: 07-23-2009, 11:55 »
Oh man, I have to start saving up asap! (I'm not gonna let this one get away; Must buy now!)
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« Reply #17 on: 07-25-2009, 21:36 »
OK.  After looking over the options....

The poster doesn't look too appealing for me, so that eliminates the highest-priced one.  On Himeyashop there's two lesser EMPRESS premium sets, so I might consider those; though I generally don't care for most of the CDs and DVDs that come with the LEs)

As for who to order from...

- Play-asia is lower in terms of shipping, but they have a nasty habit of holding double the amount you purchase on your card until it goes through.  This has caused me to bite overdraft charges on a few occasions for using my debit card through them.

- Himeyashop seems to cost more in terms of shipping.  They often have more LE choices, for some odd reason.

Both end up dinging me for an international purchase.

So yeah.... *shrugs*  looks like I might just do the cheapest LE on Himeyashop or just the game...  the other LE's look way too expensive for stuff that I wouldn't really care about.  (I would just want the pink tin container, actually...)


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« Reply #18 on: 07-25-2009, 21:56 »
Eh, is it confirmed that they're using the AC poster? "Arcade announcement poster" really suggests either version, and if it's the loctest poster, I definitely want it.

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« Reply #19 on: 08-08-2009, 11:17 »
there's so much bemani and not enough money :(
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« Reply #20 on: 08-09-2009, 01:06 »
Maybe you'd better MAKE IT MAKE MONEY? 8D

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« Reply #21 on: 08-09-2009, 01:50 »
Shoot I wish I could make some money right now >_>.

But nooooo, all anyone wants are Engineers or people who have like 5 years of experience.

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« Reply #22 on: 08-09-2009, 13:45 »
Welcome to the world.  Become a purchaser or an intern, or someone with "Experience with SAS software is a plus"

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« Reply #23 on: 08-09-2009, 16:53 »
Yeah, except the intern spots I found near me are all for people currently in junior/senior year of college, and I'm kind of past that now, =|

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« Reply #24 on: 08-09-2009, 21:43 »
You're in your senior year :)

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« Reply #25 on: 08-09-2009, 23:42 »
No, I already graduated haha.

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« Reply #26 on: 08-09-2009, 23:47 »
Shhhhhhh, that's a secret!

To be serious, might not hurt to apply anyway, just be honest about your situation, though.

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« Reply #27 on: 08-10-2009, 04:35 »
Yeah, I was thinking that as well.

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« Reply #28 on: 08-30-2009, 02:01 »


Ugh, it's the gross version of the art. Bad sign for the poster, I'd say...

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« Reply #29 on: 08-30-2009, 18:51 »
bummer =(

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« Reply #30 on: 09-28-2009, 20:25 »


Aw man, Sota...

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« Reply #31 on: 09-28-2009, 21:23 »
I anticipate a mashup of RIZING YOU FLAG OF PEACE UP :3

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« Reply #32 on: 09-28-2009, 22:35 »
RIZING VOX UP

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« Reply #33 on: 09-28-2009, 23:07 »
lol @ Sota

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« Reply #34 on: 09-29-2009, 02:20 »
SUNSHINE HERO at THE FLAG OF PEACE, RISING YOU UP to the TROPOSPHERE giving you an ELECTROGASM.

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« Reply #35 on: 09-29-2009, 08:40 »
Are they giving DOMINION for IIDX 17 example?

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« Reply #36 on: 09-29-2009, 08:44 »
Yeah, they are.

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« Reply #37 on: 09-29-2009, 08:58 »
 8D 8D 8D 8D 8D Instant buy. DOMINION is one of the best L.E.Ds song so far.

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« Reply #38 on: 09-30-2009, 02:56 »

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« Reply #39 on: 09-30-2009, 04:55 »
Theyre COMMING! The Peviews are COMMING!!

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« Reply #40 on: 09-30-2009, 13:17 »
Aww, they removed the extra "M" now.

They could have just removed the message and put up the vids, but...

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« Reply #41 on: 09-30-2009, 23:58 »
Well, while they are still COM(M)ING SOON, I'm banking on Tori-no-Kimochi and RIZING YOU UP being totally amazing.

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« Reply #42 on: 10-01-2009, 09:49 »
Hope that some songs aren't going to be total fail, that wouldn't be nice  8|

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« Reply #43 on: 10-01-2009, 18:58 »


!!

This makes me consider the LE again...

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« Reply #44 on: 10-02-2009, 01:57 »
Oh god...

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« Reply #45 on: 10-02-2009, 03:24 »
Holy crap....that's a freaking hot package <3 More must-buy  :awesomD

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« Reply #46 on: 10-04-2009, 16:34 »
Princess teaparty.

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« Reply #47 on: 10-07-2009, 01:37 »
Some of the peviews are now watchable.

tori-no-kimochi doesn't sound like Nekomata+ at all (more like regular Nekomata) which leads me to think that later in the song something crazy will happen.

Electrorgasm sounds like oldschool good-cool.

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« Reply #48 on: 10-07-2009, 14:52 »
Troposphere sounds quite nice as well.

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« Reply #49 on: 10-07-2009, 16:49 »
I wish Ergosphere was in IIDX as a CS crossover

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« Reply #50 on: 10-09-2009, 06:49 »
Well, this bites.

So I finally get around to preordering the limited edition bundle.  Well, because I don't see myself ever touching any of the extras, I end up wanting to get the cheapest limited edition bundle off himeyashop.com.  Order gets placed, then suddenly on himeyashop.com...



Then I get an email:

Code: [Select]
Dear Customer,

Thank you for your order #(number).

We are sorry to inform you that the maker suddenly stopped accepting
preorders for beatmania IIDX 16 Empress + Premium Best (Special Edition).

Therefore, your order #(number) iwll be cancelled and the money will be
refunded to you.

Thank you for your understanding.

Best regards,

HimeyaShop Customer Support

So yeah.  Damn you Konami.  Well, maybe its just a sign that I shouldn't be burning the extra money for the limited edition bundle?  (Well, there are more expensive bundles, but I don't see them being worth the additional cost...)

(and yes, "iwll" is what it said in the email)

Looks like I might just be doing the regular game only... again... as usual...

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« Reply #51 on: 10-09-2009, 14:52 »
Order from another place.  I got my LE CS Happy Sky from Himeya but Himeya's not the only place that sells them, so... Keep Try.

Also, lots of people like to sell extras after they get them in, so check ebay and marketplace forums and the like, you might be able to find one there, though you'll probably pay a few extra bucks.  I guess that just depends on how bad you want it.

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« Reply #52 on: 10-09-2009, 19:30 »
Order from another place.  I got my LE CS Happy Sky from Himeya but Himeya's not the only place that sells them, so... Keep Try.

Also, lots of people like to sell extras after they get them in, so check ebay and marketplace forums and the like, you might be able to find one there, though you'll probably pay a few extra bucks.  I guess that just depends on how bad you want it.

No, no, no, I think you missed my point.

Theres three versions of the limited edition bundle - but the aside from the cheapest one, the only additional items in the more pricey bundles is music cds or video cds.  Both are generally items i couldn't care the less for, so I'd basically be buying something I normally wouldn't purchase.

Thus, for me, its generally either the cheapest LE, or none at all.

Which brings me to my other problem: most places I've seen online generally don't offer the cheapest LE bundle.  They may offer the medium priced one or most expensive one, but generally not the cheapest one.

Let me put it another way: if I get just the game, it'll run around $85 + $5 shipping.  If I have to pay double this (e.g. $170) or more, then I figure I'm officially a lunatic, and won't bother buying it since it'd be a large amount to plop down for a single game.

And last time I checked, nowhere sells a limited edition for $170 or less after shipping.  (I always get nailed by shipping on anywhere that isn't play-asia, which is $20)

EDIT: I don't remember if I said it in the thread, but I did get Happy Sky LE.  I was... fairly disappointed with its contents, so thats my main un-motivation for your "Keep Try" motivation.

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« Reply #53 on: 10-09-2009, 19:50 »
Well then at this point I can't help you.

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« Reply #54 on: 10-09-2009, 20:18 »
Yeah :-(

The more I think about it though, the more I think of reasons why I _shouldn't_ get the LE:

- I won't use most of the stuff anyways.
- Since it'll probably move to another console _which I don't have yet_, I should probably keep the savings ($50 difference or so) and put that towards the next console (and possibly controller) it's released for.

*shrugs*

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« Reply #55 on: 10-10-2009, 01:24 »
Well, if I had the money, I'd be getting it just for the amazing box.  But, I haven't gotten a IIDX game since Happy Sky, so I'm due for a new one anyway.

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« Reply #56 on: 10-14-2009, 12:09 »
Bad Maniacs is in, amazingly enough.

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« Reply #57 on: 10-15-2009, 02:44 »
HST, do you know if Pabst Blue Ribbon has a black chart?

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« Reply #58 on: 10-15-2009, 07:51 »
Yes it does.

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« Reply #59 on: 10-15-2009, 08:00 »
Have you played it? 8D

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« Reply #60 on: 10-15-2009, 17:15 »
I dunno, is it just me, or is the timing a little more strict than previous styles?

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« Reply #61 on: 10-22-2009, 01:42 »
Is it just me or are a lot of the 10+ charts really damn tough... I mean I have nearly AA'd/hard cleard most of the 9's but damn, 3y3s is just ugh...
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« Reply #62 on: 10-22-2009, 02:21 »
Is it just me or are a lot of the 9+ charts really damn tough... I mean I have nearly cleared most of the 8's but damn, 8+ another charts is just ugh...

Fixed to reflect my opinions :D

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« Reply #63 on: 10-22-2009, 09:45 »
You're supposed to do it with your eyes closed XD

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« Reply #64 on: 10-23-2009, 01:11 »
1x no bar no eyes

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