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6:31 PM on 06.07.2008  

DOWNLOAD QUANTIZED BLAZE NOW!

QUANTIZED BLAZE is officially in my top 10 favorite shmups. A true gem from the maker of Nomltest FS and Sky Swimmer's Heaven, devoloper Keim (also known as Kei Mesuda) does it again.

You are a stylish ship flying on a scrolling chequer board. Protect your ships cockpit, it is your hitbox. Over the scrolling chequer board this visual orgasm has interweaving lines forming patterns and sprials in a way that it does not distract you, but it does look cool as hell. You have flames coming at you from the top of the screen. You can not let them pass you or you die. You have a water blaster you put out the flames with...(sounds cheesy..but looks amazing) The flames blast bullets at you that have their own flip animation. Each blaze you shoot plays a beat of music. Kind of like REZ. I love this in a game. This is a little thing, but it is very creative. The game starts out very easy, then the programed bullet patterns get pretty insane. Weaving in and out of perfectly placed bullets while trying to fight back the fire that is pushing its way towards you gets very tricky. Along with your Water Blaster you also have a bomb that will clear all of the flames off of your screen. It will not clear the bullets. So be careful.



Controls:
Left Shift: Main fire
Z:Bomb
Arrow Keys:Move
Shift: Go Back

At the Title Screen It will say Press Any Key to call 119..or something like that. PRESS SHIFT



the music in this video is not the game music. This video is really crappy. It does not do the game justice.
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The File is only 3mb. No installation.So download it and give it a try. Tell me what you think.

GET IT HERE

make sure you dont block the pop up. That is the download. I lOVE you!   read


3:08 PM on 06.07.2008  

Cute em up DREAMPAINTER

HISHO AYU: DREAMPAINTER is a textbook vertical cute em up. One of my favorite features about this game is your girls speed. Also, your shooting at really random creatures. This games "enemies" are rubber ducks, flying swords, huge pandas, and a wanna be Kermit the frog. controls are very simple: Z to shoot your main fire. X to drop your bomb. Scoring is based on your bombing skills. When you drop a bomb you kill everyone around you, and your main fire is powered up for 20 seconds. Drop you bombs when there are the most bullets on screen to erase them.Your settlement appears in the lower left. When settlement is more than 0, The enemies you destroyed will increment a counter combo (the increment is determined by the number of bullets erased by bombs) and the chain of destruction done you provides a bonus points at the end of the level. You have 3 bombs. Use them wisely. you can download the game here. have fun.   read


11:12 AM on 06.04.2008  

Aces of the Galaxy

How do you feel about Barrel Rolls? If your like me, you do a barrel roll at any given moment to spice up everyday life. This new XBLA title Aces of the Galaxy is perfect for you. Gamers like me love flying through space blasting our way through wave after wave of enemies. This game is what we have been waiting for. Take on this adventure in co-op mode or single player. What ever you choose make sure you use the barrel roll joke at least 100 times.



Aces of the Galaxy was developed by Artech Studios, Published by Sierra Online. Choose between 3 different ships, each ship has the same attributes and weapons just unique paint jobs. Now back to the fire power! Switch it up from a chain-gun, cluster missiles or my favorite, the torpedoes. Not to worry kids, you have infinite ammo. The only thing that gamers won't like is the lack of auto fire with the chain-gun. You have to keep tapping A. But your multiple lock on cluster missiles make up for it. Your L and R triggers set off the great barrel roll dodge. This evasion tactic will be very helpful later in the game. Along with the ability to slow down time. Yes I did say SLOW DOWN TIME! Watch the video to see what I am talking about.



With no saves, checkpoints, or continues you have one chance at beating this epic space shooter. If you die you go right back to the start. Sorry try again. There are three paths you can choose from if you swoop the warp power-up. You have to have a fond love for killing enemy after enemy with this game, because there are no boss battles. So the ending is lacking a little action. The ending does have one cool feature, what some call the best credits on xbox live. With your three guns you can blast each name of the people who made this game. There is also some story line comedy in the ending. I have only played a few minutes of this epic starfox isometric style shooter. So like many others I am very excited about this game. I wish I had a xbox just for this.
Check out the video, then go download this.


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Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crush. Be water my friends.   read


2:39 AM on 05.27.2008  

Ikaruga Flash




I wanna keep this one short so I'm going to just get to the point.

I guess this has been around for a while.. but this is the first time for me. So fuck it. I feel like sharing. This is just a trial version of the epic game Ikaruga. Ikaruga is not my favorite shooter, but i enjoy do it.


Ok. Now the controls: Use your up, down, left and right arrows to control the movements of your ship. Z to shoot, X to change the polarity of your ship, and C to use your charged homing missiles.

The game lets you choose between two airframes. Ikaruga, who is piloted by Shinra, and Ginkei, who is piloted by Kagari. The two ships do not differ in performance.

you can find the game here   read


12:47 AM on 05.17.2008  

The Guts (nerd porn)








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6:56 PM on 05.16.2008  

My Turning Point Gaming Rig

Remember me? I'm mattFOO mothafucker, don't forget that shit.

I am the winner of the Turning Point Gaming Rig. There were hundreds of entries from gamers all over the world, but I am the lucky winner. You can check out the winning blog here. Basically my laptop is a piece of shit, and I won a beast of a computer in a random drawing my gaming community hosted. All I had to do is take a picture of my rig. That's it. This is why Destructoid.com has the best contests.

I'm terribly sorry I didn't post about the rig as soon as I got it. I was so excited. I just wanted to unwrap it, set it, up and play some games. Here's a list of the winnings.

ICON Exotix Custom SOF artwork w/ bullet holes
ICON Standard Solid
Silverstone 1000Watt Strider - Modular
EVGA nVidia nForce 680I - SLI
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 3.0GHz
Zalman CNPS7000B-ALCU LED
2GB Corsair Dominator 6400C4
2x nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
Creative Labs X-Fi
Raid 0 - Requires 2 Identical Drives
Seagate 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 2
Seagate 500GB 16MB Cache SATA 2
Lite-On 20X DVD+-RW W/Lightscribe
Mitsumi Flash Media & Floppy Drive
Windows Vista Home Premium - 32 Bit
Logitech G-15 Gaming Keyboard
Logitech MX-518 Gaming-Grade Opt. Mouse
Samsung 22" - 1680x1050
Logitech X-240 2.1
Falcon Northwest T-Shirt (LG)
Falcon NorthWest coffee mug & coffee bean?
Falcon Northwest hat



LoL WTF? I don't drink coffee, but its pretty cool. Anyways, lets take a look at this monster of a machine...






The artwork is on both sides of the rig. The front has two doors that swing open. The top door gives you access to the Mitsumi Flash Media & Floppy Drive, and the Lite-On 20X DVD+-RW W/Lightscribe tray. The bottom door opens up to a big fan and 4 USB ports. The Power button and the Reset button both have blue LED lights. The top door has the Falcon Northwest logo built into it with a bright white light. The top of the rig has a grate. You can look into the computer through it. The inside is lite up beautifully. Mostly blue lights, but there are also red, green, and yellow lights inside. Complete with surround sound input, 4 monitor outputs, 10 USB ports, 2 Firewire ports, S/PDIF Digital audio out, S/PDIF optical audio out, and I wont forget to mention the secondary Front Speakers and Microphone inputs, this computer is BADASS!

And now the accessories.

Ladys and gentlemen, I present to you the Samsung SyncMaster 2243BWX Black 22" Widescreen TFT-LCD Monitor. With fast response time (5ms) and Dynamic Contrast 8000:1, I'm pretty much guaranteed a enjoyable experience every time I sit in front of it. Even my monitor has USB ports and a Firewire port. You can raise, lower, rotate and lean the monitor. Perfect for a gamer.



Can you image sitting back, playing your favorite shoot em up on this?


This is the Logitech G-15 keyboard. I'm still trying to figure out all of its functions. Illuminated key Characters with three levels of brightness makes it easily visible in all lighting conditions. With the "GamePanel" LCD you can keep track of emails, game stats, or important system information. The G-15 has 6 programable "G" keys with 3 Mode keys. There is even 2 USB ports.



To go along with the epic G-15 keyboard Destructoid gave me the Mx518 mouse.
It has 8 buttons, three sensitivity levels, and the most comfortable thumb groove to fit you right hand. 1800dpi!



What do you think of my new mouse pad?


They even hooked me up with a sound system. The Logitech X-240 turns my bedroom into a theatre, or just pisses off my old neighbors...I must say playing Exception with the volume high made me a very happy man.



Falcon Northwest gave me this cool little book to organize all of my PC information, drivers, and extras.





Stait Faces: Standing next to a pile of boxes taller than me.


So here's the temporary setup... (im moving on the 21st) So all of this gets put back into boxes soon.





also, GameDog not sleeping this time.



I want to thank every one at Destructoid, Sandbox, and Falcon Northwest for making this possible. This is by far the best gift I've ever received. Let me thank each and everyone of you personally by owning your face with my Turning Point Gaming Rig. My steam name is MattFoo.
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197995236867/home
THANK YOU DESTRUCTOID. I LOVE YOU.   read


2:29 PM on 04.17.2008  

custom arcade sticks

This is very relevant to my interests.

here is a tutorial on how to make your own xbox360 arcade stick



















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5:23 PM on 04.15.2008  

shmups FOO!

So we all know shoot em' ups have always been a big hit. It seems lately since Ikaruga has been released on XBLA this has been the gaming genre topic of choice. I think this is just a glimpse of how many of us grew up to love this type of game play. Were going to take a look at a few games where the player controls a vehicle or the character and shoots stylized bursts of color. Joy stick is the best weapon for control, but many games have a been a huge success using the D-pad. With swarms after swarms of enemies delivering attacks from every angle it is impossible to stay in one place. With more than the average human can handle concentrating on at one time, us gamers find it fun flying around them, dancing between our enemies rays. Blast your way through this digital maze. You must maneuver through the vast galaxies of invaders to make it to the boss/next level. So lets take a look at a few of my favorite Shoot em' up style games.

In no particular order :
First we have Chaos Field.
Chaos Field was origanally just an arcade game but was soon ported to the Dreamcast, Playstation 2, and the Gamecube. The level is not so much swarm after swarm of enemy, but one single hard-to-kill boss type enemy. The player can choose between 3 characters. Each character has their own abilities, and their own firepower style, and each ship has 2 special attacks. This is a excellent game. I played it last Thursday and by Sunday i had to get it. Now i know
6.5 does not sound like its something you want to go out and get, but i urge you to give it a try. You might be like me and enjoy it.




Next up is Zero Gunner II.
Released in Japan in 2001 this 2D Dreamcast Shooter lets you pick from three helicopters. Each vehicle looks bad ass. There are 9 modes of difficulty, ranging from "Child", to "Very Hard". In this game you are not limited to one direction, you can move your chopper 360 degrees. Enemies come from every angle of the screen. You have a special meter that recharges when you collect the "E's" you can power up your primary weapon when you collect the "P's". If you or a friend has a Dreamcast I strongly suggest you go try this game out.




Here we have Shikigami no Shiro 2
I just newly discovered this beautiful game. A friend in vent referred me to try this out and I completely love it. This is a vertically scrolling shooter, released in the arcades. Later it was ported to the Gamecube, then to the Dreamcast, Playstation 2, Xbox, and Windows pc. It has been known by the name Castle Shikigami 2 or in Europe Castle Shikigami 2: War of the Worlds. The game has 5 stages, and 10 bosses. It includes eight playable characters. This game has 5 levels of difficulties. Extreme mode is the hardest level where your enemies fire when destroyed. There is even an alternate soundtrack available "S2MIX". Check this one out.




This is Psyvariar 2: The Will to Fabricate
Psyvariar 2 is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up style game. This shooter is very unique. You can gain points destroying your enemies or you can "buzz" your enemies bullets by using the invincible part of your aircraft. Yes i said Invincible. You get points by getting close to being shot but not actually hit. This action shooter features very cool weapon upgrades and a very in depth story..too bad mines in Japanese.There are 2 selectable characters. A women named Kei , agile, and a better shooter. Next we have a man called Yuhei, slow and best for his "buzzing". The concept of "buzzing" takes a while to get used to but its all around a very good game. Go get a copy. Its worth it.




Soon to come...BORDER DOWN..Rayforce and Shienryu Explosion   read


11:07 PM on 04.14.2008  

My 19th Birthday Recap [Censored Version]

This is going to be a month to remember. My girlfriend got me a brand new in the box Sega Dreamcast and a few games as a early birthday gift. Class is going to be over in a few days and, while i was waiting on the Dreamcast to be shipped i heard news that i won the gaming pc from Destructoid. I Fucking Flipped! It took a second to fully sink in but i was happy as hell. Running through my house screaming at the top of my lungs I knew this was going to be the best damn month of my life.

So i was taking a shit on sunday afternoon and i hear a knock at the door. I hear my mom talking to someone and think nothing of it. I squeeze the rest of my turd out, pull up my pants (no cool people do not wipe) and wash my hands, on the way out i turn on the little switch that sucks up the poo smell. My mother asks me if she can open it.. As i approach i ask what? Shes holding a cardboard box. Instant smile.. I snatch the box and cheese at her My Dreamcast got here on my birthday. I was excited to try out this long missed arcade of all my favorite fighting games.
I burned a few of the games i already own to cd's...in other words "I CRANKED THAT LEMON" I'm a nice guy so I planned on waiting until my girlfriend got over to my house to open the package, but then i got a little antsy and decided to go ahead and enjoy it.



First 2 games i tried were Jet Set Radio and Ikaruga. They both failed. So i got a boot disk thinking that it was needed. Still no luck. So i played Soul Calibur for a while.



One hour later i got my few dummy games working. I must say Ikaruga is very challenging. I think Its alot like Shikigami No Shiro. Both are beautiful games. I tend to play Shikigami a little more the Ikaruga. The two games even have maps in common. Does any know the map on Ikaruga where u have to shoot the boxes/ wait for them to move in order to pass through? Well Shikigami has one just like it, and i always die on that part..



Later that day my girlfriend takes me to Game Works in Tampa. Like always she kicks my scores ass in house of the dead.



This was our first time playing House of the Dead 4. The Arcade we usually go to only has number 2. With added grenades and shake to reload i had no complaints.. If you think i suck because a girl beat me at a arcade shooter i dare you to put money on a game with my girl, in fact i will even bet her accuracy is 70% or above...We move on to a nifty flying game called After Burner Climax. This game moves your seat as you fly. You have a throttle on your left hand on the seat, and in your right hand, a joystick with bomb and machine gun buttons.. I personally think it looks like Warhawk. It was a hella fun game.



We fucked around played a few Racing games. (this place has the Nascar ones that move) Even better than the racing game itself was the midget black thug guy running it.. i could smuggle 6 of him into Mexico. A little freaked out by this mans size i went back to the shooting section. We selected Time Crisis 3.. Thank god the pedal wasn't broken on this one...once again my score was murdered.



After the shooter i let her win a few rounds of Tekken 5. Then i lay into her with consecutive PERFECTS! We decide to head out due to lack of credit on the game card. on the way home i spot a sick ass wall and had to get a picture of it. Heres one of the three beautiful pieces.



We meet my family at Mugs & Jugs for some wings.


As I'm eating my bbq wings every one starts singing me happy birthday. Including the karaoke people. My girlfriend attempts to own me with a cake but misses and gets the frosting that got on my arm wiped all over her jacket..heres a sad picture. a perfect cake wasted.



Home at last! Back to the Dreamcast


also, epic Sega emulator



Pretty Much to sum it all up. I won a beast of a computer. I played a shit load of games. I got a new Dreamcast, a shit load of games , the fishing pole controller, and a light gun. I have 4 regular Dreamcast controllers on the way. I didn't get to go jet skiing..but its cool, I had a blast. I also got my boaters license for no reason. Spider Monkeys.





look I have a gamer dog. His favorite game is Halo 3.   read


3:27 PM on 03.08.2008  

NOT MY TURNING POINT GAMING RIG



Dell Latitude C610
1-GHz/733-MHz Pentium III-M CPU, 256MB of SDRAM, 512KB L2 cache, Windows XP Professional, 14.1-inch active-matrix screen, ATI Radeon Mobility graphics with 16MB of DDR SDRAM, 20GB hard drive, 8X DVD-ROM and 8X/8X/24X CD-RW combination drive, built-in V.90 modem and network adapter, touchpad and eraserhead pointing devices, 7.8 pounds

i have to use this shitty laptop as my desktop pc since my old emachines caught on fire.

battery does not work..must be plugged in to power on.

it over heats frequently .(must keep it up on a book)

some times the mouse pointer just strays to the left or right..

only one usb port.

it has to run counterstrike 1.6 in software mode

pretty much sucks ass.. im always in vent while people are playing all these cool ass games and i can never join in due to my lack of funds...



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12:35 PM on 03.08.2008  

NOT MY TURNING POINT RIG

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6:58 PM on 03.04.2008  

just a video post..not a shitty contest

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its called Cheoptics360 by vidZoo i would love to have this in my living room.   read







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