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4:02 AM on 11.05.2008

Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles for Dreamcast is officially released!



(Note: This is NOT a review. I just want to get the word out)

It's a good day for Dreamcast fans today. The german publisher redspotgames officially released it's latest Dreamcast title Wind and Water: Puzzle Battle.

I'm guessing that about 90% of you don't know anything about the game. It's basically a puzzle game that has a similiar concept as Hexic HD. But not quite. What you have to do is rotate blocks of different colours to make 4 of them form a "diamond". These blocks then disappear and take any blocks touching with the same colour with them. To better understand, watch this video:

It shows the intro of the game and part of the story mode.

[embed]110336:15655[/embed]

As most puzzle games, it's highly addictive. It has a massive story mode, complete with a Super Mario Brother 3 style world map. And if you eventually beat that, just get a friend to play the VS mode with you. Or play the time trail modes. Or try to master the different combo styles. In other words, there a lot to do in this game.

More info can be found here: www.wind-water.net

Got you interested in the game? Just head over to the publishers online shop (www.redspotgames.com/shop) and order a copy for the low low price of US$35.25 (without shipping).   read


2:11 PM on 09.09.2008

His name is Donnie, and we all suck at Photshop

Since we all suck at photoshop, I got a pro in here to show us the ropes. He has a wee bit of problems in his mariage, but that doesn't stop him from what has to be done:

(The video whould be here, but it looks like you can't embed videos from My Damn Channel. Or I suck at that too. Use this link to the channel instead)

Be sure to watch all episodes. You will learn a lot about Photoshop. And they get more and more hilarious.   read


4:21 PM on 08.18.2008

Visit Redspotgames at the Games Convention.

If any of you happen to bum around in Leipzig for the Games Convention, come pay me a visit. I'm helping on the Redspotgames booth in Hall 2 / booth H22. You can try out Dreamcast games from our portfolio and we have booze, babes (kidnapped from other booths) and live chiptunes performances of Les Trucs und Gtuk.

Link   read


11:01 AM on 08.12.2008

Euro Shitty Movie Night: Weaboo Edition Afterreport

Just in case you are wondering, Wilbo and I actually survived Rosario + Vampire. But maybe only because we ejected out after 4 episodes. The pure Weaboo energy was to much to handle. Also we needed 3 hours for these 4 episodes, as the streaming was very slow at times. Also we played games. WOO!

But what I can bring you is a report on the fanservice density. Here goes (yes, we counted them):



Episode 1: 20x

Episode 2: 10x

Episode 3: 29x (had 2 tripple-shots:D)

Episode 4: 13x (not counting a scene of 15+ girls having a sport lesson in the standard
sports uniforms, that was too much to count)

*(Only counting panty shots, not things like closeups of bouncing breast and the like)


You can expect another report next week, when we continue our journey into the strange world of fanservice. Unless we poke our eyes out.   read


1:47 PM on 08.09.2008

Euro Shitty Movie Night: Weaboo Edition (Repost + Update)



Hello fellow Eurotoiders, after a long hiatus the European Shitty Movie Night is back. I know you all waited for this. And by you all I mean Wilbo and GenkiJam, as they are the only ones that ever show up... Moving on.

We thought of something new for this week.

The Weaboo Edition!

For that, we are going to watch the biggest pile of Fanservice ever conceived by man, Rosario + Vampire. The whole "plot" of the show is a vehicle to get the best angle on the panties of every single female character in the show. Good times for all. And there are monsters and stuff. But I was blinded by all those sparkling white pieces of lingerie, so i couldn't really tell you any details.

If you happen to want to join in (WEABOO!), the whole is going down NOW in ventrillo. Info's on how to get in here:

http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/electro+lemon/shitty-movie-night-double-feature-dragonball-live-action-turkish-star-wars-tonight-at-9-30pm-cst-40539.phtml

the episodes can be found here:

http://animethunder.com/category/rosario-vampire-episodes/

(Update: We will use the King of Buttons flashgame to count the pantyshots. Feel free to also do so)


Be there. Or not.   read


2:19 PM on 08.08.2008

Euro Shitty Movie Night: Weaboo Edition (Repost)



Hello fellow Eurotoiders, after a long hiatus the European Shitty Movie Night is back. I know you all waited for this. And by you all I mean Wilbo and GenkiJam, as they are the only ones that ever show up... Moving on.

We thought of something new for this week.

The Weaboo Edition!

For that, we are going to watch the biggest pile of Fanservice ever conceived by man, Rosario + Vampire. The whole "plot" of the show is a vehicle to get the best angle on the panties of every single female character in the show. Good times for all. And there are monsters and stuff. But I was blinded by all those sparkling white pieces of lingerie, so i couldn't really tell you any details.

If you happen to want to join in (WEABOO!), the whole thing is happening (as always) this saturday in ventrillo. Info's on how to get in here:

http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/electro+lemon/shitty-movie-night-double-feature-dragonball-live-action-turkish-star-wars-tonight-at-9-30pm-cst-40539.phtml

the episodes can be found here:

http://animethunder.com/category/rosario-vampire-episodes/

Since this is a long one (13 episodes with 23 minutes each) we will start a little earlier. 8 am for the britfags, 9 am for the rest of europe and sometime in the middle of the day for the jankies.

Be there. Or not.   read


4:53 PM on 08.07.2008

One for the Ladies: Pixelated Jewels



This one is interesting. It's a collection of jewelry made out of stolen immages of actual jewelry. Or to put it like this, the Designer Duo Mike and Maaike used google image search to find pictures of the worlds most expensive and famous jewelry. The found images where "stolen", doctored and printed onto leather. Hence the collections name "Stolen Jewels" And thanks to the leather used, they are elastic!



So granted, it's not directly connected to video games, but the 16 bit flair can't be denied.



So guys, this is the perfect gift for your retro loving girlfriend. Heck, I whould wear them. But it whould be hard for me to find a matching dress...

link   read


1:03 PM on 08.07.2008

Euro Shitty Movie Night: Weaboo Edition



Hello fellow Eurotoiders, after a long hiatus the European Shitty Movie Night is back. I know you all waited for this. And by you all I mean Wilbo and GenkiJam, as they are the only ones that ever show up... Moving on.

We thought of something new for this week.

The Weaboo Edition!

For that, we are going to watch the biggest pile of Fanservice ever conceived by man, Rosario + Vampire. The whole "plot" of the show is a vehicle to get the best angle on the panties of every single female character in the show. Good times for all. And there are monsters and stuff. But I was blinded by all those sparkling white pieces of lingerie, so i couldn't really tell you any details.

If you happen to want to join in (WEABOO!), the whole thing is happening (as always) this saturday in ventrillo. Info's on how to get in here:

http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/electro+lemon/shitty-movie-night-double-feature-dragonball-live-action-turkish-star-wars-tonight-at-9-30pm-cst-40539.phtml

the episodes can be found here:

http://animethunder.com/category/rosario-vampire-episodes/

Since this is a long one (13 episodes with 23 minutes each) we will start a little earlier. 8 am for the britfags, 9 am for the rest of europe and sometime in the middle of the day for the jankies.

Be there. Or not.   read


7:35 AM on 06.30.2008

More proof the 80ies should never, ever have a revival.

I'm really glad the 80ies are over. I didn't had to suffer trough them consciously, as I was
born in 85. But the pictures and music videos are enough. The hairstyles alone... What were
they thinking?

And then there where things like this:

[embed]92963:12703[/embed]   read


4:02 PM on 06.21.2008

European Shitty Movie Afternoon. The next new thing edition.



Joho, my man Wilbo had a Idea we want to try. The European Shitty Movie Night (more like
Wilbo's and n3rd's Shitty Movie Night) is dead, long live the European Shitty Movie Afternoon.
We will start today with Meet the Feebles. All you need to join in is Ventrillo and the
movie (torrent here).

Info on how to get into vent is here.

We will start at about 6pm (5 pm if you are british).

Yeah I know it's a bit short handed, but you must understand that it was a long night. And I'm
lazy.   read


11:24 AM on 06.15.2008

"Killergames" are now illegal for minors in germany. I wish I was kidding!

We got a new law in my homecountry. According to this law, Killergames are now illigal to own
for minors. There's no exact definition of Killergames, but who cares. And since I'm no minor,
I can't be really bothered that it's now a little harder for me to get my Call of Duty's and
Halo's. I import anyways.

But what does bother me, is the fact that violent games are now essentially on the same level
as porn, guns, alcohol and smokes. And the "new media", like Websites and Blogs, can now
be shut down too, if they show "material that is harmfull to the youth". Good times.

And all for the sake of those damn politics, who just want to cop out of dealing with the real
issues we have with the youth in this country. Instead they say: "Once we locked away all
those evil video games everything will be fine."

So what next? Do I need to cover the new Call of Duty in a brown bag when I leave the store?   read


10:46 AM on 06.09.2008

Thought's on the Battlefield Bad Company (singleplayer) demo or how EA killed the difficulty



I never was a real fan of the Battlefield franchise. Mainly because when I had a PC, it was
way to crap to play any of the games. And the average player is a 12 year old bastard who
calls you (and your mother) a nigger every 2 seconds. But now we have BF Bad Company.
Single player, hooray. So I gave the demo a try.

Fired it up, nice menu music. So this one is not going to take itself serious. I can digg that.
Ok, let's try the Single Player Mode. Nice, graphics are good too. That doesn't hurt. But
then came the first little doubt.

The auto injector.

Interesting concept. So I can heal myself anytime. It's nothing like the "Halo-Shield",
'cause I have to do it myself everytime. Hmm. That could get tedious. And take away a lot
of the difficulty. But hey, at least it's something new.

On to the first encounter. I can blow up any wall with explosives? Great! But why do the
enemies survive a direct hit from my grenade launcher? Hellooooo, where's my goddamn
splash damage? Oh, whatever.

Moving on. Ok, first death. Almost no loading time for the last save. Nice.

...Wait a minute, I didn't have this weapon when I arrived here. So the game does not
reload, it just respawns me.

Let that sink in.

You respawn in the single player campain. WTF?! That's like the Vita Chambers in
Bioshock, except it makes no fucking sense!

And it turns the game into a joke. It kills any difficulty whatsoever. Why do I choose a
difficulty at the beginning, when it doesn't even matter? Tactics? Who needs that, when you
got infinite lives? Just storm the enemy lines untill they are all dead. Whoopdifuckingdoo.

I hope that you can turn that of in the final game. Sure, it takes a lot of the stress away,
read: It's good for casual gamers (I HATE that word with a passion), but it also kills
the gratification. At least for me.
There's no "YES I DID IT! I'M THE GREATEST!" feeling, like in say Devil May Cry 4, after
beating that last Boss.

It's more like a training session for the multiplayer. Damn. Why does it have to be that
way? Only focusing on multiplayer. Not that I don't like online multiplayer, but it's not
everything. But maybe I'm one of the last few who think so.

Thank's EA, for killing the difficulty.   read





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