Monthly Archives: May 2007

Speaking of sequels

Just checked on my order status, looks like Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2 (or more simply, Ouendan 2) is on its way over to me from the Mysterious Far Reaches of Asia. That and Rhythm Tengoku.

Both are classified as rhythm action games, a niche for which I have a little bit of an itch.

You know, I wrote that out and I can’t believe I’m hitting the “Publish” button anyway.

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Thank God I was wrong

StarCraft II, have you seen the screenshots? I mean, you’ll know the one I’m talking about. It’s the one with the Zerg. Pardon me.

The Zerg.

Thankfully, I’m not the only one that thinks it’s been too long. I think Blizzard puts it best.


Thank god for the Koreans, I don’t think this would have happened without their devotion to StarCraft as an E dash Sport. It’s serious business over there.

Here’s to 2009, when we get to play it.  Let’s hope I’m wrong again.


Everybody's favorite price point

Aegis Wing is free if you have an Xbox 360 and a connection to the internet.

Crafted by three interns at Microsoft, this is the sort of thing that redeems my Xbox 360 experience after I lose some gameplay due to a disc read error.

The game is fun, features cooperative multiplayer (both local and over Xbox Live),  and is simple enough for pick up and play for anyone.

Did I mention that it’s fun?

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Letting go

When I found the place again, it was through an advanced google search, the one where you have to get it to look for a specific phrase while at the same time eliminating results with a different specific phrase.

Even then I only found the place after eight pages of results.

It takes me a few more minutes to get the right client and get some settings the way I want them. I’m acting on physical memory now. My fingers just seem to know the way, I’m just along for the ride.

I connect and my password and userid grant me access.

The sea of black text flooded the screen, the usual disclaimers and warnings too dense to comprehend and suddenly I was back in my alchemical laboratory. I looked around to read the description. How I agonized over the wordings and spellings. I trimmed the descriptions in order to fit them on one page for visitors.

There were a few loose items scattered in the room, a guest key that I had coded a while back that allowed people to teleport here if they used it, but the second it left their inventory, they would get booted back to the main lobby.

I could summon it into my inventory at anytime. Handy when an anonymous guest got unwieldy. Continue reading

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Camera Time

Picked up a Fuji V10 from amazon the other day. It was a good dollar to megapixels ratio and a 1GB card was only twenty dollars, so that seemed like a win slash win situation.

Today is the field test so I’ll be taking pictures at the highest resolution every twenty minutes to see how it reacts in different situations. Plus, I’ve been meaning to document a day in pictures for a while now and I think 5.1 MP is a good way to do it.