April 2013 Multimedia Completion
Books: 4. Machine of Death. A rather interesting look at fatalism. Especially the last story, Cassandra. Games: 17. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony (PSP) 18. Cthulhu Saves the World (PC) 19. Commander Keen: Earth Explodes (PC) 20. Super Dodgeball (GBA) 21. Commander Keen: Keen Must Die (PC) 22. Heavenly Sword (PS3) 23. Dragon Quest 2 (GBC) 24. Bioshock Infinite (PS3) 24.1. Persona 4 Golden...
PS4 memory, too expensive?
I’ve seen a ton of forum posts saying that the PS4’s memory will be so expensive that it will drive the price to stratospheric levels. The problem with refuting this is that it’s hard for consumers to find information on the price of GDDR5 chips. The closest I can come up with is the following. If we find two graphics cards that are identical in every way aside from the amount...
Clifford Unchained: "Deal With It" →
dudehugespeaks: Yesterday reports that Adam Orth, the guy who somehow caused this shitstorm, is no longer at Microsoft. Let’s pay attention to the wording here. Resigned. Not fired. Now, beyond all of the use of the impact font and the “Haha let’s make an internet meme out of this guy we’ve never met” let’s… I have no problem with the guy personally, but his argument was pretty weak. I...
March 2013 Multimedia Completion
Books: Oops, didn’t finish any… Games: 10. Alien Breed. A lot shorter than I thought. Also better than I thought at first glance. It helps to A. have the mapping device and B. know how to buy new weapons. I was kind of surprised when I realized that the ammo and key count carries over between play sessions. 11. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. With this, I’m down to 1...
Breath of Fire 2
I finished this game yesterday. I really can’t recommend it however… I only finished it off because I’m trying to polish off all my GBA and GC games this year. If you are foolish enough to play this game however, here’s a few things to remember. Use a guide when building your city and recruiting people. You’re given a choice on what kind of house to build, but the...
Gamecube and Gameboy Advance Goals
I’m now done with Twilight Princess. That makes 3 Gamecube games down. Since I shifted Majora’s Mask off gamecube. Wind Waker was January, and Skies of Arcadia was February. I’m actually making progress on my other goal as well. I’ve gotten 5/7ths of the crystals in Link to the Past. I’ll probably have that done this week. That’ll be my first GBA game for the...
Posterous is closing down… I guess I made the right decision to setup my blog on Tumblr despite the bookmarklet not being quite as good. Though, my sharing is now done on NewsBlur’s blog, so this is just my traditional blog here now.
February 2013 Multimedia Completion
Books: Oops, didn’t finish any… Games: 5: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (PS3) 6. Knytt Underground (PSVita/PS3) 7. Radiant Historia (DS) 8. Skies of Arcadia (GC) 9. Life of Pixel (PSMobile/PSVita) Videos: 11: Trigun: Badlands. Actually pretty good. 12: My Neighbours the Yamadas. A bit repetitive, doesn’t really go anywhere. A bit like a comic strip turned directly...
Raptr 2012 Stats
Keep in mind, these aren’t exactly accurate because Raptr doesn’t track time on the PSVita and PS3. I do a little bit of it manually though. Persona 4 Golden would have blown P3P away if it did though. What strikes me is how few games the average Raptr user plays in a year. 12 games seems like an awfully low number, but I suppose there must be a lot of multiplayer gamers on the site....
2013 Gaming Goals
I think I have a gaming goal now for 2013. It’s not too terribly difficult of one though. (I apparently posted this to the wrong blog before…) I’m going to try and finish all of my remaining Gamecube games. There’s not too terribly many of them left though. 1. Zelda: Wind Waker (I played this in 2003 nearly to the end. I just restarted tonight and I’m down to the...
January 2013 Multimedia
Last year’s status: 8 Books, 43 games, 113 Videos. The goal is to grow the first category and shrink the last one this year… So far, I’m not really meeting this goal, but that should improve when my netflix disc account finally ends in february. Books: 1. .Hack//Another Birth, Volume 1. Pretty entertaining, seeing the story from another perspective. Though, that will only be...
Because the built in commenting system in tumblr is so atrocious, I’m making this post for the discussion of the NRA vs Video Games debate that seems to be happening and the misconceptions therein. Ultimately, in my view the problem is that the media and the government is trying very hard to divide us and turn us against each other. They started investigating all these causes related to...
Persona 4 SLink max
I finally maxed out all the social links this pass around. Also beat Margaret. She’s pretty tough even on easy mode though. Then finished the midnight quiz show. That means… I’m done for now. I only have the Compulsive Reader trophy left, but I’m burnt out on Persona for the moment. Maybe march or april I’ll go back and get all the books.
More Persona 4
I almost managed to get the 100% social links trophy for P4G on my second pass… But Ai Ebihara only appeared 2 days a week in January, so that left me 2 events short. Now that I don’t need to get the Hardcore Risette Fan trophy again, I restarted at 11/7 and changed my tactics a bit. That was a 17 hour rewind, but I’m back to 12/22 with only using 5 hours this time, and at 150...
Multimedia of the Year, 2012
Books: Mission of Honor: David Weber Mistborn: Brandon Sanderson Much Fall of Blood: Lackey/Flint/Freer Lost at Sea: Bryan Lee O’malley Redshirts: John Scalzi Games: (3 Vita games, pretty impressive.) Persona 4 Golden (PSVita) (P3P and P4A would also be on the list, but only adding one game per series.) Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PS3) Gravity Rush (PSVita) Zero Escape:...
December 2012 Multimedia Completion
Books: I was lazy again and didn’t finish any more books. Games: 42: Zone of Enders HD (PS3) 12/4 43: Persona 4 Golden (PSVita) 12/26 Videos: 104: Doctor Who: Ghostlight. Kinda interesting? 105: Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric. Actually very interesting how it looped around. 106: Doctor Who: Survival. The original series kinda goes out with a whimper… 107: Doctor Who: The...
Persona 4 Golden Status
P4G finished! Final Social Link Status is… 18 Maxed, 4 not maxed, 1 not started. Going to do at least 1 more pass on this game. I missed some of the quests because I didn’t get to the bug catching and fishing early enough. That’s what held up Hermit, for example. I’m really happy that they gave you another month in January in this version. I was able to finish up Lovers,...
Much noise has been made lately about Kickstarter and failed projects therein. I figured I’d go ahead and look at the ones I’d backed, and what I’ve gotten from them so far. Doublefine Adventure. 3/13. $30 I’ve gotten a number of nice videos to watch, though I have no time to watch them. game is still being produced. They missed their estimated delivery date, but...
November 2012 Multimedia Completion
Books: Whoops, didn’t actually finish any books this month. Tried to get into a couple, but… Games: 36: Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (PSVita) 11/1 Platinum! 37: Rayman Origins (PSVita) 11/8 38: Picross 3D (DS) 11/9 39: Arc the Lad (PS1/PSVita) 11/13 40: Ratchet and Clank: Up your arsenal HD (PS3) 11/16 41: Suikoden 1 (PS1/PSVita) 11/20 Videos: Actually, a pretty...
October 2012 Multimedia Completion
Books 9. Mistborn. Excellent book, I really want to go find the sequel now. Games 33. Assassin’s Creed. A bit draggy and touchy at times, but it was enjoyable enough. I’ll get to the second one sometime here. 34. Disgaea 3. Still one of the better tactical rpgs. I like 4 better though. 35. Folklore. I marathoned this for Extralife this year. Great game, better than I thought it...
Forgot to post about it here, but I’m streaming my extralife game, Folklore, at http://twitch.tv/kazriko Drop by and comment on it. :)
Persona 3 Portable final stats
As I noted in my multimedia post, I’ve finally finished Persona 3 Portable. Here’s the final stats. I’m going to redo this now that I know I can’t finish Empress, and max out one of the others. Automatic Links: Death Max Fool Max Judgement Max Date Links: Strength Rank Max Justice Rank Max Empress Rank 9 Lovers Rank 3 Priestess Rank 3 Misc links: Magician Rank...
September 2012 Multimedia Completion
Books: 7. Redshirts. An excellent book, picks at the old Star Trek style of disposable characters. 8. Fight club. I’m not a fan of nihilism, and this book is a story of the descent into insanity and nihilism for an insomniac with multiple personalities. I think the movie was a bit better. Games: 28. Trainyard (Full version) Fun, but after finishing it I had little motivation to do the...
Persona 3 Portable
I may be looking at finishing my very first Shin Megami Tensei games. I’ve always appreciated them, but found it hard to play them all the way to the end. I’m now about 40 in-game days away from the ending, and feeling pretty good about it. I’m surprised at how many social links I was able to finish, given that I didn’t have any grasp on the optimal way to get them all. ...
With the imminent release of Steam for Linux on the horizon, I’m thinking about how to reshuffle my systems for this eventuality. I’ve already pushed my i7 out to being a linux server, but that means it’s unavailable for gaming. I’ve been using an Athlon x3 as my gaming PC as of late, and have my always-on windows system running on a E350 system for its low-power...
August 2012 Multimedia Completion
Books: None. Still working on Mistborn on paperback. Games: 19: Uncharted: Golden Abyss 8/1 (Platinum 8/12) Probably the 3rd best Uncharted game yet. 20: Trainyard Express (Android) 8/2 (Including all bonus puzzles, 8/4) Not bad. A puzzle game that borders on programming a bit. 21: PA:OTRSPOD3 (PC) 8/3 Not terrible. Not quite as much fun as the first two. 22: Commander Keen 1(PC) 8/10 Old,...
July 2012 Multimedia
Books: I started on a paper book, so I didn’t end up getting it finished before the end of the month. Games: 16. Rochard. Interesting puzzle platformer, held back by its insistence on shooting areas. 17. Ys Seven. Great action RPG. Reminds me a lot of Amalur. 18. Breath of Death 7. This is the sort of RPG I would probably make if I made one. It’s not really BAD, but it’s...
June 2012 Multimedia
Books. 6. Moon Flower. Just like the other Hogan book I’ve read recently, he takes the US society and makes it into a straw-man dystopia so that he can show how much better his other society he’s showing is. Not a whole lot of action in the book, but it is decent. Games. 12. Resistance: Burning Skies. Mercifully short. Got the platinum and traded it in. 13. Asura’s Wrath....
Who names their studio this?
I just watched a movie called the Secret of Kells. Quite good, though what made me laugh was the name of one of the production companies involved. “Tax Shelter Ing Invest of Tax Shelter Productions” Who names their company that? Are they trying to draw the attention of their local taxing agency?
May 2012 Multimedia
Books: 2. Books of Skyrim. Argh, did this ever take a long time to finish… It’s just so… boring in sections. 3. Mission of Honor. More and more threads finally coming together in the Honor Harrington series. 4. Much Fall of Blood. The new characters in this are even more entertaining than the old ones. more interesting than the last one, “This Rough Magic” 5. Lost...
Amalur is even more ridiculous than Skyrim when it comes to titles you earn during the game. I’m currently… The Fateless One (you start with this) The King of the House of Ballads, Truesworn of the Warsworn The Hero of Mel Senshir (And Siegebreaker) Last of the House of Sorrows Archmage of the Scholia Arcana And others… this doesn’t even count all the tiny ones like...
Settlers of Catan Curse
I’m beginning to think Settlers of Catan is a cursed game. First in 2011, Game Republic, the makers of Catan for PS3, folded up and closed shop. Now that 38 studios has collapsed, Big Huge Games is also out of business. They were the developers of the Xbox360 version of Catan…
Wierdness of Tumbler
Most of the blogs I’ve seen on Tumblr are weird and low-content, with lots of noisy, loud images and pointlessness. Especially the ones who ended up following me when I started posting a bunch of things over from my Livejournal. The most recent blog that followed me is of a very different sort. It’s shockingly content heavy with at least a dozen posts in one day, but I think it counts...
April 2012 Multimedia
Books: Someday… SOMEDAY I’ll finish Books of Skyrim. Games: 10. Hotshots Golf: International. Quite fun. I’m stuck at about 460th in the world so far… Videos: 25. Twelve Kingdoms. Quite an interesting series. A bit libertarian by the end, even though it can be a slog towards the beginning. 26. True Tears. Good, but annoying at the same time. 27. Doctor Who: Black...
March 2012 Multimedia
Books: I still haven’t worked my way through the Skyrim book, but I’m about 7/10ths of the way through. Games: 8. Journey. Worth getting. Really. Go buy it now. 9. Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. Excellent game, a side scroller like Rayman Origins, mashed up with Katamari Damacy. Videos: 14. Stargate SG1 Season 2. Pretty good. 15. Vexille. Quite interesting. Like Ghost in...
Adventures in Vita Near
I’ve had Telekill on my PSN friends list since the early days of Gamesey.com (Now Gameslurp.com.) I apparently never looked closely at his profile though… Today I was looking through my Near charts and clicked on one of the people with the little orange friend circle, and noticed it said Telekill… Odd, I only knew him through Gamesey, and he hadn’t posted there since...
Doctor who: Four to Doomsday
The Doctor Who episode is rather amusing. They talk about these tiny chips about the size of an arm cell phone chip that “has more connections than the synapses in the brain” Then they claim the junctions are 100nm in size… And here we’re starting to make 22nm chips and they aren’t anywhere near as powerful as the ones described in the show.
I recently bought a new Wii to replace a broken one… I have 11 Wii games, several of which I really want to finish. So why is it that I’ve not played it since I bought it, and I’m just playing Vita Golf, Assassin’s Creed 1, and Mass Effect 2 instead?
I’ve been using a Zacate board for several months now. Zacate Asus For a $120 system where I borrowed ram from another system to get it running, it’s been solid as a linux system. I mostly just used nfs to mount my /home drive and ran the system off a small partition on the hard drive. It’s decent, but it wasn’t great. I recently installed Windows 8 preview on it using up...
February 2012 Multimedia
I really didn’t get much done this month… Other than work. Maybe the Vita is partially to blame. ;) Books: None, not quite done with “Books of Skyrim” Games: 6. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future. Pretty standard layton game, but the twist at the end was really good. 7. Final Fantasy 13-2. Great game, but I hate cliffhanger endings… Still a bit to do on this...
About this blog
This is me attempting to move everything off my various sites onto a single location, so the dates may be a bit weird. Not sure if I’ll keep this one around or not. I’ll try to update the links as I go through, and add more tags.
January 2012 Multimedia
Books: Just one, 1. Kaspar’s Box. Yet another Chalker book I’m highly disappointed in. At first it felt like I was reading a very interesting book in the vein of The Wizard of Karres. By the end though, the whole thing just fizzles out and crashes into a complete and dull non-ending. Games. Ridiculous numbers of them. 1. Rage. Took a break from Skyrim to plow through this one, and...
Skyrim, Solatorobo, Rage
It’s already been an incredibly productive month for games. Rage was the first game I finished a few weeks ago. I was frustrated at Skyrim for being so buggy, so I took a break and plowed through this one. Just about 17 hours from start to finish. The second was Solatorobo. I’ve been working on it for several months. It’s an ideal game for bite sized gaming sessions, usually...
December 2011 Multimedia Completion
Not going to be much of a post for december of 2011… But the year end total? 22 books, 22 games, and 96 video series/movies/etc. Books: Nada. Half-way through Kaspar’s Box though. Games: None. Played a lot of Skyrim, solatorobo, and Bastion, but didn’t finish any of them. Videos: 90. Lost in Space. Interesting update of the original… 91. Outlaw Star. I’m not...
Mostly gift cards this year, but happily $70 of the gift cards were PSN. Picked up Corpse Party for $20, Trine 2 for $15, Assassin’s Creed 2 bundle for $13, and Red Dead Redemption bundle for $25. Also received a copy of Rage, which I’m sure I’ll find entertaining. I ended up passing on the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood $25 bundle, and the Borderlands $15 bundle. I need to...
Multimedia of the year, 2011
I shuffled through everything I’ve finished this year and picked out the ones that were the most fun for me. Not counting December of course… but I’m not sure what could change this list at this point. Books: One Day on Mars The Rolling Stones Storm from the Shadows Quantum Connection Mogworld Games: Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Tales of Monkey Island Disgaea 4 ...
November 2011 Multimedia Completion
Wow, I didn’t have much time for entertainment this month… Books: 22: The Wizard of Karres: a sequel to an old Schmitz book. Written by the Shadow of the Lion folks (Mercedes Lackey, Eric Flint, Dave Freer) Games: 22: Uncharted 3. Finished this on Hard. Oddly, it’s almost more fun than Uncharted 2. UC2 I quit after finishing once, UC3 I immediately started replaying on...
I just had a thought while I was fiddling with Emusic and looking to download my monthly allotment of music… There’s a ton of bands I listen to where I lose track of them and find myself 1-2 discs behind. Bowling for Soup I missed their 2009 release entirely and only picked it up in 2011. I don’t have time to check up on all of the bands I listen to and see if they’ve...
October 2011 Multimedia Completion
Books 21. Slanted Jack. Sequel to the book I finished last month. I really should pick it up and try to get more than 24 books in this year. Games 21. Disgaea 4. Spent all month working on this one. It’s addictive. Videos 75-80. Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation, The Pirate Planet, The Stones of Blood, The Androids of Tara, The Power of Kroll, The Armageddon Factor. This is really one...
Adventures in RSS feeds
Google Reader recently was stripped of much of its useful functionality. This makes it a bit hard to get the word out on new locations for some of the information I used to share there. Hopefully some of the people who I knew on google reader will have this blog marked, and the rest probably have Google+. There are two new RSS feeds that you can add. One should be added to a...