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Hardcore Gaming 101 / Re: So aside from Castlevania
« Last post by Abnormal Freak on October 30, 2021, 10:46:10 PM »
Yakuza is my second favorite series after Castlevania, but I like lots of others. Silent Hill, Metroid, Contra, Donkey Kong Country, Mario, Luigi's Mansion, Thief (mostly just the first two), No More Heroes and killer7, DOOM and the first Quake, Resident Evil, and on and on.
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Bloodstained Clan for the Dungeon
« Last post by Abnormal Freak on October 30, 2021, 12:51:52 PM »
Our Dungeon has a special secret in the game!

1) At the title screen, press any button.
2) Start a new game and select any of the New Data slots.
3) Name entry should pop up. Delete the default "Miriam" and enter what people from this dungeon would call themselves (or PM me for the answer).
4) If it succeeds, a specific sound effect will play.
5) Continue to select the difficulty level.
6) The game will start with the unlocked item inside of your inventory.

Your file’s name can be changed afterwards during the game, but your in-game item can only be unlocked when starting a new game.

Is the special weapon a one-time use or something? It's been two years since I last played the game and only got like 31% map completion and decided to start over, but starting a new file with the special file name doesn't grant me anything. It worked previously.

Edit: Never mind, the name is supposed to be all-caps.
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: New Castlevania Music Collection
« Last post by Darkmoon on October 30, 2021, 08:08:15 AM »
I do hope they bring this across the pod, even if only through a site like limited run games or something. I want it but I'm leery of trying to import it.
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Castlevania Dungeon Update
« Last post by Darkmoon on October 30, 2021, 08:05:25 AM »
Yeah, I remember hitting the site when I was in my mom's basement. I'm about the same age as the dude so that tracks -- I was reading it as he put it up apparently, hahaha.
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Castlevania Dungeon Update
« Last post by Gunlord on October 30, 2021, 01:36:23 AM »
He started this site when he was *15*? Man, I never knew that, though I should have figured. Kurt oughta be proud, it's an astonishing accomplishment for something begun when he was so young to have lasted for so long. Things may be quiet these days, but the CVD community at least is still around.
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Castlevania Dungeon Update
« Last post by Darkmoon on October 29, 2021, 09:15:26 PM »
*quietly coughs and motions towards the Inverted Dungeon*
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Castlevania Dungeon Update
« Last post by Lumi Kløvstad on October 29, 2021, 02:47:53 PM »
I'm glad Kurt finally was clear on why he wasn't really updating the site at all.

As I've gotten older, I've found myself missing certain aspects of the Olde Internet. Fan sites like this one were prolific back when I began The Castlevania Dungeon back in 1997 - heck, it's not even the only large Castlevania site still around - but nowadays they're a bygone relic, replaced by wikis that are able to remain more current and comprehensive, despite being navigational nightmares and lacking editorial oversight. So, I'd rather keep the site as it was back in 2010, as a sort of museum to what things were like ten years ago, even if much of the writing is dated, silly, or downright embarrassing. Remember, I started this when I was fifteen years old, and I'm now forty - there's a reason so much of it had to be redone for the HG101 book!

Like, I know a lot of folks could have maybe guessed at that, but at the same time, it's nice to hear it officially.
I also share his misgivings about the proliferation of wikis (particularly now that they're basically all owned by the Fandom company) and how they've essentially removed control of the actual fandom from the actual FANS. Like, I don't mind the wikis and they ARE quick and convenient, but I really miss the more personal touch and less "official" style of writing that fansites like the Dungeon and the old Chapel of Resonance brought to the table, and I keep hoping that folks will collectively realize they miss it too and start trying to bring that all back.

After all, I still REALLY miss the old 1.0 Internet where everything seemed possible and it still belonged to all of us.
Off Topic / Re: taco taco
« Last post by X on October 28, 2021, 05:35:22 PM »
Does it play like its full-sized counterpart?
Off Topic / Re: taco taco
« Last post by Bloo on October 28, 2021, 11:15:20 AM »
I've purchased a hilariously tiny trombone.

the comically cramped tubes of this puny, pocket-sized peashooter have brought me many a coin while busking.
actually the coolest thing i've ever bought.
General Castlevania Discussion / Castlevania Dungeon Update
« Last post by VladOfWallachia on October 28, 2021, 08:24:10 AM »
I noticed that the front page of the Dungeon has been updated for the first time in almost ten years. I listened to the recent episode of Retronauts in which Kurt mentioned updating the site as they discussed the topic of the episode, ranking the 2D Castlevanias:
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