Friday, August 15, 2008

Can you dig it?


And then, something funny...
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Friday, July 25, 2008

Metal Gear NES

Well, this weekend I am coming out with a new video. It's going to be a "My First Time" thing where I play the classic NES title: Metal Gear!

I'll be posting the finished video here and on YouTube.

On another note, my favorite Japanese television programme, Game Center CX, is coming stateside under the title: Retro Game Master.

Let's see how badly the bungle this translation up, eh?

Saturday, May 10, 2008

"The World Ends With You" Homemade Pins

Hey all! I'm selling The World Ends With You pins.

These are the pins from the FANTASTIC Nintendo DS game. I'm really surprised nobody has made these before now...

Visit my auction HERE!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008



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Monday, March 03, 2008

Myst III: EXILE - Completed

Well, I didn't hate it as much as I expected to. In fact I quite enjoyed it. Saavedro was truly an interesting character and I feel like the good ending really said it all. He has been redeemed. I also, for the first time, feel like the Atrus/Catherine ending really made me feel more at peace with my accomplishments that was experienced in Myst and Riven. I really hated those endings.

"Thanks... bye."

I held a grudge for Atrus for quite some time. I must admit that when I was watching Saavedro wax on about Atrus and his uncaring... I was agreeing with him!

"Dude, you don't know that half of it. I save HIM from exile on D'Ni and what does he do? He says I can have his island. Send me home? 'Don't bother me, I'm writing' he says.

"And then... THEN I save his wife, capture his father, and save Riven what does he do? 'Oh, this Myst book will take us back. Thanks.' and he links out letting the book fall into the star fissure... leaving me stranded on Riven. I guess "US" meant him and Catherine. Sure the fissure took me home, but I didn't know that. I thought I was going to die in space. Saavedro, I feel your pain, man. Now... um... put down that hammer and let's find a way off of Narayan.

"What? You have tried combinations and they don't work? Let me tell you something... I was sent to Myst and finally decided to get myself off of it. By the end of the day I was in D'Ni. Yeah. Four Ages in one day.

"Riven had five islands. I had saved Catherine, imprisoned Atrus' father Gehn, and ventured everywhere in 3 days.

So Saveedro, my friend... if it takes me more than 2 days to solve the way to bring down this forcefield... I DESERVE to be captured here. Now get that hammer out of my face so I can think."

Notebook page 1
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Notebook page 4

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Professor Layton, Myst and Riven

So for the past several weeks I have been playing three games. One, for the Nintendo DS is: Professor Layton. The other two (for the PC/MAC) are Myst and Riven. I have really been enjoying them as I really like puzzle games.

All three are also games I never thought that I would like.

Professor Layton at first glance is a cartoony boring story game... but it, in fact, is filled with puzzles. ALL SORTS of puzzles! Playing five minutes into it got me hooked... and I knew it would become one of my favorite games on the DS. It is an adventure game with puzzles, murder, intrigue, mysteries... and great DS animation. Yes, animation.

Don't walk... RUN to get it. It is worth $30.

As for Myst and Riven... I love them both, but I can see why people don't...

For one thing, you are not told what to do. No rules, no goal. Nothing. So part of the game is trying to figure out what to do. That's actually not as hard as it may seem... it just takes time.

But Myst and Riven are both unforgiving in that they rarely tell you if you have done something right. You have to search and deduce... and many people have started Myst and never played too far into it for that reason. So I can understand being frustrated.

Luckilly, I LOVE puzzle games and am pretty good at them, and so I fell in love with the series. I have just started Myst III and was pleasantly surprised to find one of my favorite actors playing a role in it: Brad Dourif!

I would really suggest these games as well as they are thinking games that let you take your time and not rush. They're also fun games to play with others as you can all suggest ideas and wrap your minds around them.

To help you all play (those of you that never got too far out of frustration) I give you this help for MYST... without spoilers:

IDEA: You have found a strange book and have been transported to this new island. Inside of the library on the island are two books~ a red and blue one. Both tell you to find pages to add to them. There are other books that link to other worlds (called 'Ages') that you must find to get these red and blue pages... but you must find these books as they have been hidden around the island. Touch paintings, read journals, push buttons, be curious, and keep notes of everything you find. When something changes... look around. Something may be different and the island is small enough to discover even small differences without too much work.

The game journal I made during game play is below... but it is LOADED with spoilers.



I didn't know what I would need, so I left room for as many Ages as I could. You can see that I didn't need all of it. That would change with the Riven game.


Monday, January 21, 2008

OGR: Umihara Kawase 01

So we got to thinking that we could do better video game reviews than the majority of the YouTubers out there.

So we did.


Lemme know what you guys think.

And Umihara Kawase is coming out for the PSP March 19th (well, in Japan...)!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Fun Times

It's not often that you see such dedicated work from people when it comes to gaming history. Check this stuff out!

* Famicom Disk Cartoon Manual (translated)

* Howard & NESter Comics

* Beggar Prince (translated and for sale)

So much fun.