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12:52 AM on 12.24.2009

Genetos goes to Ver. 1.0, and Merry Christmas! [Short blog]



After over a year of no site updates, Genetos finally gets a full release. I honestly don't even know how I got lucky finding this, I decided to check to see if the game was still up at around 1:30, and got luckier than I thought.

For those who don't know, Genetos is a freeware shmup, with the primary game element being the evolution of your ship and the enviorment through the various 'generations' of SHMUPS, starting with Space Invaders, going up to even Ikaruga-esque looks. It's really worth playing through, if only at least once. Plus, the game has an amazing soundtrack.

The game's english site, along with download, can be found here.

Also, before I forget, merry christmas to all of you. Hope you guys enjoy having to choose what to use tommorow's money on in March, I know I will.   read


5:14 PM on 09.16.2009

Bayonetta intro, and a quick plug

Quick note: Sorry if this is already been posted on the C-Blogs, I just found it and didn't see it anywhere in the newest blogs at least.

Intro link is here:
http://videogamerx.gamedonga.co.kr/zbxe/news_user_gamenews/1276054

From the '2 part' intro, to the cheeky fanservice scenes, this is really looking up to be a fun game, as well as funny.
First two videos are Part 1 SD and HD, second two are Part 2 SD and HD.

Thanks to FZeroRacer over at http://www.vidyavidya.net for the link. Really great community over there.   read


4:09 PM on 10.25.2008

What Perfect Prosecutor should be like...

...but probably wont.

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11:50 PM on 10.11.2008

REMINDER ALERT - Mother 3 translation coming soon

If this has been blogged already, just tell me, I'll hide this then.

Finally, there's a chance we may have an idea when this Mother 3 translation will be released.

As of their latest blog post, they are finishing up all of the testing, and putting the final polish onto the translation.

This is great news for those who not only want to play Mother 3 without having to refer to a GameFAQs guide, but to those who want another reason to play Mother 3.   read


12:22 AM on 09.30.2008

Taiko, Pop'n Music, and Donkey Konga in one?

Note: Rhythm game, Touhou and/or IOSYS haters beware.

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I would say it seems like it could be a real freeware game, but it seems too good to be true.

After looking at some Samba De Amigo videos (and eventually jumping from rhythm game to rhythm game), I found this. It looks like a simple freeware video, but the reason I doubt it to be real, is because so far, it's the only video of it I've seen. Plus, something this different would have spread around the internet eventually.   read


2:44 AM on 08.02.2008

Venturing into HD (NVGR...much)

So, after finally saving some money from work, I've decided to invest into a HDTV. Sad part is, I haven't researched very much. All I mostly know is that either a 32 or 37 will work in my room, and front cable ports are something I'd perfer. Besides that, I don't really know any good brands (besides the obvious Bravias and Samsungs all around). So, I come for help. Do any of you guys have any tips of what I should look for in a HDTV, primarily for gaming? Any good brands I should look into, stuff I should avoid, and any other good tidbits would be great.

P.S: I'm also looking for a easy way to record gameplay also. I've found something called the Dazzle, but I'm looking around a bit more before I pay 50 or 70+ dollars for one. From what I've seen though, it works.   read


12:04 AM on 07.17.2008

When D-Toid Meets Pixels (Mostly NVGR)

I had this ready for a while, but I only finished the arms today.



I do this spriting thing all the time, but I'm definitely no pro at it. It could still use some work. Glad I finally got this thing finished though, as it's probably my first 100% custom fighting game sprite.

What do you guys think?   read


8:26 PM on 07.16.2008

Sonic Unleashed E3 interview

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By our good friends at Gamespot.

Give some more info on the story and controls and such.   read


4:27 PM on 07.15.2008

Sonic Unleashed: Views of a slightly disgruntled Sonic fan

(This probably would have been posted earlier, but I just got the chance to now.)

I doubt I've made a big deal out of this here, but I'm a pretty big Sonic fan. For some reason, despite knowing the later additions to the series lack the quality of its 16-bit era games (here's looking at you, Sonic '06), I still own ShadowTH and Heroes, and enjoy them from time to time. I've been a major fan of the Adventure series for who knows how long, and praise both the best (Sonic 2, CD) and the worst (Sonic The Fighters, Sonic R) of the series. After looking at the recent E3 '08, both my fanboy side, and rational side are at each other's throats.

First off, the scenery. I can't help to love the areas and they do look gorgeous at times. But it's really been bugging me - they could have done much better with the graphics, and High Europe (the supposed name for the stage used in nearly all of the trailers now) reminds me of Elise's homeland a bit TOO much. Plus, whatever happened to that Africa stage, shown in the first one? That appealed to me a lot, it seemed a lot more open and different, compared to High Europe. Plus, I'd love to see the nighttime version of it.

Next, the music. Now, when I first heard it, I was estatic as I'm tired of hearing Crush 40 ever time. After taking some time to hear it again though, I can see why people are pissed, and would want the old music from the first two trailers back. But really, I doubt (or hope) Sega is that stupid to get rid of the first themes, and not use them as BGMs for the stages themselves. Either way, this new Blink 182 song (as everyone seemed to have coined earlier) is probably the title theme, and honestly, I didn't expect them to drift off that much.

Lastly, who could forget the new Weresonic stages. The design isn't that great (but still looks good under those CG cutscenes), but it's something I could live with. I remember someone comparing the new stages as Knuckles without those damn [4th] emerald shards, which is a dream come true for me. Besides that, I really can't complain much about these, as it's a good break from the breakneck speed shown in the Sonic stages.

All in all, this honestly is looking pretty fucking awesome in my eyes, but I'm pretty sure once a demo comes out, the controls would probably make me cry.

At least there's MadWorld.   read


12:25 AM on 07.07.2008

Wishing for a new dashboard

A pretty interesting article I found not too long ago. It's written by a graphic designer, who obviously owns a 360, and is a bit worried by the look of the 360's dashboard. So, what else but to make up a concept of a better dashboard?

Personally, I think it would be a good idea to give the dashboard a nice upgrade, plus his additions (mostly the 'user ratings' and 'show me the money' sections) are pretty novel ideas. Sadly, I doubt any of this would get added, if any time soon. Still, it's nice to dream.   read


4:54 PM on 06.11.2008

2DF Free Play

Slightly annoyed by Kaillera's lack of service? Don't feel like using Anti 3D's master list? There's this great solution I found yesterday.

It's called 2DF Free Play, a P2P game matchmaking server. It technically works like an enhanced Kaillera server, but with less downloading. Notably, you can't play EVERY CPS1 or CPS2 game on it, but it does allow for SF3 and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure gameplay, which is CPS3. It has a very clean look to it, and has a few things Kaillera doesn't have-

- Private rooms (I think, I forgot Kaillera had them, but I doubt it)
- Stat tracking and replays from the main site
- Player rating and ignoring system

Plus, since it's P2P, there's no lag (that I've experienced). So, if you're interested, give it a shot. Just note that you'll need ROMs, and a Firefox addon (if you use it), so you should be comfortable with that first.

My name should be under Demonfox.   read


6:25 PM on 06.03.2008

Will it blend? Mario Kart style

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I'm amazed he even broke it that much.   read





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