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9:11 PM on 01.03.2009

I hugged Niero Gonzalez...

and my life flashed before my eyes... Thanks, Destructoid.   read


12:02 PM on 09.19.2008

Rhythm Heaven, indeed: Technictix



I have a really cool life. Case in point: last night, I recorded RetroforceGo!, which was comprised of Topher, Stella and myself talking about Japanese rhythm games for two hours. Niero heard the majority of my end of the conversation and was inspired (as was I when I was done -- I wanted to play every game we had talked about!) When I signed off, there were stacks of rhythm games on the coffeetable. Unfortunately, we didn't get past the first one we played (to be continued tonight!), but it was worth it, because I discovered a totally awesome PS2 game I had never played before.

That game is Technictix, which you can see in action here. It's very simply: you move your character around on a board, stand in the middle of a ring, and push a button when the inner ring meets the outer ring in time with the music. PURE ADDICTION. We played until 4 am. I'm wiped today but it was totally worth it. It was in Japanese and English, with the menus mainly in the latter so it is very easy to navigate. Each time you complete a level successfully, you unlock a new character to play.

Track it down if you like rhythm games, it was totally fun. I'm going back to sleep now =p   read


11:05 AM on 09.10.2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADAM DORK!



If it wasn't for Adam Dork, you would not see half of the stories on the homepage that you do.

Why? Because the dude sends tips to both Dtoid AND Tomopop regularly, making our jobs easier and keeping the news constantly flowing so that you can read it as soon as its announced. The guy is a lifesaver, not to mention one of the nicest people I've ever met in person.

Adam, I hope you have a great birthday and please know that you mean a great deal to the editorial staff of Dtoid. Also, Final Fantasy auction FTW!!!   read


5:31 PM on 09.09.2008

Realization: I might own too many Chocobo.

<p>While I was wandering idly about the office today I looked up at the big bookshelf near my desk and realized that since I don't face it (my desk faces the opposite direction), it's taken me until now to realize I have a lot of Chocobo.In fact, counting Rio's wonderful hat, Stella's Chocobo gift, and the three Chocobo that Ian sent Niero and I as a gift last Christmas wouldn't be so bad. The issue is that I have maybe ten more Chocobo at home scattered in various locations about the house. This does not even include all the Chocobo art given to me and all the games made by Square about them (which I own all of). I asked the Bastardino puppies what they thought. They ignored me.I mean, is there even a point where one can say "I have too many Chocobo"? is that like saying I own too many videogames? (We all know there is no such thing.) I've been to Chad's house on many an occasion, and he seems to suffer from a similar dolphin affliction. I think maybe I need to seek medical help.</p>   read


1:23 PM on 09.03.2008

PAX 2008: mad community love and why I fail at socializing

[img]http://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/102283-pax-2008-mad-community-love-and-why-i-fail-at-socializing/PAX08 017-noscale.jpg[/img] I had a rocking time at PAX, as usual, but unfortunately I contracted Con SARS on day two and spent more time than I would have liked ferverishly tossing and turning in my hotel bed. I wanted to post here and let all of you know that it was a huge thrill to meet you, and know that shaking the hands of the people that make this community the amazing family that it is is a humbling experience in more ways than I am able to describe. Much love to all of you and I hope the next time I see any of you, I won't be all germy and gross. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3   read


3:58 PM on 05.31.2008

Tomopop cblogs are now LIVE!

While we don't have a cool box on the front page yet that will show off all the new cblogs, you can go to the Community Blogs page now and actually see posts from readers! If you've been waiting, get over there and start showing off your toy collection! If you have any questions whatsoever about how it works, shoot me an email at [email protected] Hope to see you guys there! C.   read


6:30 PM on 05.13.2008

Me on Screw Attack's Hard News

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Ugh, I look like a douchebag on camera. Anyway, here's my spot on Hard News as requested, and you can see me do this every Tuesday and hopefully see me make less weird faces. =/   read


9:48 PM on 03.31.2008

Dtoid community attending Cancun: PLEASE READ!


Hay guys. I am making a schedule of arrival times and dates for Cancun and I need a favor, if you are attending, please reply and let me what time your flight arrives and what day if you don't come in Thursday (the majority of attendees arrive that day.) We're trying to arrange carpools so transport to the hotel will be cheaper for everybody. Lemme know!

Also, the picture of ChadBorg is unrelated, but still pretty awesome.

<3   read


5:00 PM on 02.15.2008

Tomopop's first contest: Win a signed, limited edition Kid Robot Ninja!



I went to the Huck Gee signing event party last night at Kid Robot Miami, and look what I snagged! Toy collector or not, I know ninjas set many a heart aflutter, so I thought I'd share with you guys that Tomopop is having our first contest and giving him away. He is signed by the artist, Huck Gee, and limited to 1000 pieces.

Go see the contest details at Tomopop and let the entries fly! It runs through February 27th. Normal thank yous such as cards are accepted, but please don't send the bottled semen, it really isn't welcome. <3   read


10:57 AM on 02.01.2008

Tomopop soft-launches (Full launch coming next week!)



The boys behind the scenes are working hard to make sure Tomopop looks it's best, but as you can see if you go to the page we still have some more work to do. I didn't want to be late on the launch date for everyone who has been waiting, but for now comments are disabled. They should be good to go after this weekend. Any feedback you have on what you think would be cool as a part of the final layout, now is the time to tell us!

<3

And now, unrelated pic.

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11:01 AM on 01.24.2008

Did I just preorder a toy 6 months in advance? Why yes, I did.

Toy collectors are odd people: We see a lot of toys we love, but when you see one you must have, there is this impulse you get that feels like a bolt of lightining striking you. You must have that toy NOW! This is what keeps me from buying hundreds of toys a year and therefore not becoming a homeless (albeit extremely stylish) bag lady. I've never bought a Nendroid figure before, but I've spent plenty of time lusting after the Death Note set and feeling perhaps if I watched the entire Death Note series maybe I would deserve to own it. Expect plenty of Nendroid coverage on Tomopop in the future....the launch is very soon ^___^   read


11:35 PM on 01.18.2008

New freelance work (if you guys want to read)



I accepted some freelance work at a new blog called Colourlovers, which is not a part of the game industry. I love art and design and wanted to be able to write about those topics as well, so now I have the opportunity to do so. I don't know if any of you will enjoy the site, but if it's your thing check it out and feel free to give me any feedback you might have:

Colette at Colourlovers

Of course I snatched up the opportunity to spread the word about vinyl toys. ^____^   read


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