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by Barticle
Sat May 23, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: New project: Autotable, an online mahjong simulator
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: New project: Autotable, an online mahjong simulator

Just wanted to say welcome and thanks for sharing your project. :)

Looks like it's going well; I'm glad to hear you're making effective use of playtesting.

(I only play mahjong on software and I enjoy the full automation so I'm not the best person to give feedback!)
by Barticle
Sat May 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mahjong vs the Virus
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: Mahjong vs the Virus

Cloth facemasks can make you safer (if they're made, handled, used, washed and dried correctly) but they don't make you safe and they can give a false sense of security. They shouldn't be seen as an alternative to practising effective distancing measures - avoiding unnecessary, prolonged and close c...
by Barticle
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 289
Views: 167689

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

So I finally bought my first Android/iOS device - a 10.5" Android tablet. A new world of gaming awaits! :o I've got six mahjong games so far - the popular Mahjong Soul and Kemono in English and four titles in Japanese. It was very easy to get the Jp titles. I just opened this thread in my tablet bro...
by Barticle
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: Mahjong at the movies?
Replies: 151
Views: 85702

Re: Mahjong at the movies?

Thanks, Steve, for this nice addition with pics.

From a distance I keep thinking that's Chevy Chase on the right in the first image.
by Barticle
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 289
Views: 167689

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Clubhouse Games has been announced for the Nintendo Switch coming this June. It's a compendium of 51 minigames (see link) including Riichi Mahjong and it should have online multiplayer. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-is-getting-51-classic-board-card-a/1100-6475266/ (credit to ark...
by Barticle
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Mahjong Media
Topic: JPML video guide series in English (with Garthe and Jenn)
Replies: 8
Views: 1486

Re: JPML video guide series in English (with Garthe and Jenn)

Our next special guest is Rumi Nikaido. The playlist is up to seventeen videos now.
by Barticle
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 289
Views: 167689

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

In surprise news, Sega and Microsoft announced today that Yakuza Zero (prequel), Kiwami and Kiwami 2 (remakes of the first two games) will be coming to Xbox One in early 2020 and are among the 50+ titles confirmed for the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Assuming no content cuts, these three ga...
by Barticle
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 289
Views: 167689

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

The newest mahjong title on the Switch is also the oldest. arcade-archives.jpg VS Mahjong is the latest in the extensive 'Arcade Archives' series, based on a Nintendo arcade-game from 1984! It's released worldwide but seems to be two-player and Japanese in-game text only. If you're really serious ab...
by Barticle
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Runs in the Family
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Runs in the Family

When I joined Facebook I reconnected with someone I knew in the 90s. We share the same surname although we're not related, but I still called her auntie sometimes, just for fun. I didn't realise we share an interest too but recently she posted a photo of her enjoying a two-player game of mahjong dur...
by Barticle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 289
Views: 167689

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

I did buy the PS4 at launch but only because I play the Battlefield series, BF4 was a PS4 launch title and it gave the full 64-player experience (compared to 24 players on the PS3) so that was the killer app for me but otherwise I would've waited a while. I don't suppose that mahjong games specifica...
by Barticle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 289
Views: 167689

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Just wanted to say - happy 10th birthday to this thread. :P
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Hopefully the launch of the PS5 later this year will bring at least one or two cool additions to the directory.
by Barticle
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Pung vs Chow: who wins?
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Pung vs Chow: who wins?

At least we live in an age of downloadable patches where apps or even physical disc games can be updated.

Better not to make such fundamental errors in the first place though!

If it doesn't allow multiple Ron, I hope the game handles Atama Hane correctly.
by Barticle
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lucky Tofu
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Lucky Tofu

Cool, nice to have an example of Japanese use. It's a very long time now since I read/watched Saki.
by Barticle
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lucky Tofu
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: Lucky Tofu

:lol: Nice. 8)

I didn't get any, but I did buy a tin of mock duck to put into my お中. Haven't had that for years; also I enjoy saying "mock duck". Sounds like Klingon!
by Barticle
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: severely in need of an english translation!
Replies: 271
Views: 116581

Re: severely in need of an english translation!

The 4 line just specifies four players and 半荘戦 Hanchansen format (two-round east-south match). It's probably something in the table rules or maybe someone's special ability. I've only seen it in a couple of games ever, but you can have an optional rule where the match ends early if one player achiev...