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11:55 AM on 03.06.2008

Isn't that cute... BUT IT'S WRONG!

I love my PSP. Not for PSP games, but for NOT emulators. I get more play out of it currently than any other system/handheld I own right now, mostly because I'm always on the go. (Wish I had a portable Dreamcast. Someone should get working on a NOT emulator for that...)

So I decided to pimp my PSP out. I think skins are lame and I kinda wanted to crack open my PSP to get a look at its bits so I decided to get a faceplate.

A shiny red faceplate.



This has got to be some kind of sick joke. I mean, they don't even offer this product on their site!

I ordered a red faceplate off of eBay for only 99 cents (and $10 shipping and handling >_>) from some random Hong Konganese (apparently they are no longer considered a part of China) distributor. It took about two weeks to get here. I opened it a literally almost cried.

It's not that I'm anti-pink. Pink can be okay. I wouldn't want a pink anything video game related, but if it would have been any other shade, any other color, I would have been okay. So I e-mailed them with a picture of what had been sent and even a link to the product I had bought (it even had fucking pictures of a red faceplate so it wasn't like, "Oh, maybe red is the same thing as pink in fucking China.") No response. E-mailed them again with no file attachment. No response. So I guess I'm out about $16.

I learned my lesson though, and I'm thinking about adding a cute lil panda or a strawberry or something to this current faceplate and reselling it or something for like $15 since faceplates are normally $10. Anyone interested?   read

7:27 PM on 02.05.2008

My Freakin' Huge List of Things I Need to Play (Looking for Suggestions and Crit

So this is me. Sucking at life. And I've realized that there is just a shit load of things that I've never played or want to play or haven't played enough of, but just never remember when it comes time to buy and/or rent. So. I made a list.

Let me know if any of these are just god awful (chances are that I'm already aware of this, but still want to play them) or if you have any good ideas (I'm looking for a lot more PSX games). I'm almost embarrassed by how big this is... >_>

Ape Escape
Beyond Good and Evil
Bleack (Japanese PS2 Fighter)
Bubble Bobble
Castlevania series
Chrono Cross
Chrona Trigger
Chu Chu Rocket!
Crazy Taxi
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower
Dead Rising
Devil May Cry 3 & 4
Dynasty Warriors series
Eternal Darkness
Eternal Sonata
Final Fantasy 7 & 12
Gitaroo Man
God Hand
God of War 1 & 2
Guilty Gear series
Half Life series
Hamsterz 2
Hamtaro: Ham Ham Heartbreak
Harvest Moon DS Cute
Harvest Moon series
Haunting Ground
Hitman series
Hotel Dusk: Room 215
Indigo Prophecy
Innocent Life
Jet Set Radio Future
Killer 7
Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
Mario Kart 64
Mass Effect
Max Payne
Mega Man Battle Network series
Mega Man Legends
Metal Gear Solid series
Monkey Island series
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner
Monster Rancher series
Ninty-Nine Nights
No More Heroes
Odin Sphere
Pheonix Wright series
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl
Persona 3
Ratchet & Clank series
Rule of Rose
Sam and Max series
Shadow Hearts series
Shadow of the Colossus
Silent Hill 2
Sonic Adventure 1 & 2
Star Fox Adventures
Star Ocean series
Street Fighter series
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2
Super Paper Mario
Taiko Drum Master
Touch Detective
Trauma Center series
Vagrant Story
Venus and Braves
We <3 Katamari
Yoshi's Story   read

6:29 PM on 01.15.2008

Bigger Lies Than Cake: Games Get You Laid

I begin with a guilty admission: I read AOL's GameDaily. Only because it pops up when I turn my instant messenger on and I like to see what ridiculous things they consider "gaming news," but none the less, the damage is not done by itself. Today I was reading an "article" about the Dreamcast when on the sidebar I saw the headline "Nine Games that Can Get You Laid." Interested for some reason, I clicked, halfway expecting to see games that condone cybering or even get some in game NPC action. I was disturbed and slightly amused by what I found instead.

Apparently, GameDaily thinks that simulation games are accurate portrayals of what people are like in real life. For some reason, after that grossly inaccurate statement, I continued on. A trend I have noticed is that non-game related news sites tend to think that Wii games get the ladies all excited, so if you're looking for a little action, apparently Wii Sports in the hands of a woman is a regular old aphrodisiac. They also recommend "Anything with Mario." And apparently if you rock out on Guitar Hero or Rock Band, that's impressive as well, as opposed to actually writing a song or simply just learning guitar (believe me, it's not hard). After they made a few more terrible puns about banging drums and such, they talked more about other waggle friendly games such as Raving Rabbids. The big shocker though, was this:

They mentioned Rez. And the Trance Vibrator. O_O Finally, they list a game that might actually get your girl going. It still illudes me as to why people seem to think that Wii games are enough to get into a girl's pants. Maybe it's the whole "girls don't play games" mentality that's still going around and the Wii being "cute and friendly" and having some weird hypnotizing charm that I seem to be immune to, but I just think that the best advice is this: if you're dating a girl that actually does play video games, put your Wii away and whip out some real games. If she's a nongamer, just don't bring the games into the equation. It will not bring you sex. Maybe some fun and a few laughs, but no sex. Unless you have a Trance Vibrator.   read

1:26 PM on 01.05.2008

Happy Late New Yearz

I know it's like a week after New Years and that this post is COMPLETELY pointless, but I've decided that this year is going to be different.

This year, I will blog.

I have gained a GameCube and a PSP and some knowledge of programming. I will be adding a Dreamcast to my collection shortly as well. I have more than tripled the amount of games I own and I'll have lived away from borrowed university internet for about a month. I am no longer taking classes that will ass ream me (engineering isn't as fun as it sounded) and I will become a more hardcore gamer. I also plan to play an RPG all the way through, but that might be getting a bit ahead of myself... By summer I will purchase my first next gen system and I swear that I will lose ten god damn pounds!

This year will be good.   read

2:41 PM on 12.05.2007

In Salute to Excremento's Heartfelt Biography

I don't blog very often (or at all) but I do tend to comment quite a bit. This all just started out as an epic comment on Excremento's "Why I'm a 'Weird Kid'" post but it just kind of turned into the story of my life. It seems like people have been doing this a lot lately so here's mine:

I think video games are an escape for a lot of people. They're like books, ya know, from back in the olden days. And older people of today just don't understand that. They used to use those adventures of other people to escape from life but video games go a step above that. They actually make them your adventures. You're the one making the decisions. The fantasy world is put in your control, not the author's. Once the mainstream people realize that, I think that they'll be much more excepted.

I had two comings of video games in my life. The first was when I was very young. May dad was pretty young when I was born and I remember him playing Sega Genesis when I was about 5 or so. I started to pick up video games around that time. As I got a little bit older, I realized that video games were his way of escaping reality. I saw this as a way to connect with him. He was very disconnected with the world around him but if I could play a video game with him, it made me feel like I had a father and made him feel not so alone.

When I got little older, I got some stepbrothers to play video games with, but after a family separation, I was alone and with no one to play with and I dropped the controller for quite a few years.

I was always kind of the weird girl because I had pretty much been raised by guys my entire life. Girls didn't like you because you didn't act like them and no matter what, you could never be just like one of the guys. So sometime around junior high, I picked the controller back up and immersed myself back into the world of video games. They could take me away from all bullshit from school and away from my messed up family.

I got through most of junior high because of Lunar:SSSC, and maybe that's why I think it's such a great game, even though I'm sure it's probably not as great as I think it is (I even wrote a musical based off of it with a really weird friend of mine). Pokemon got me through several divorces and maybe that's why I can name all of the original 150 in numerical order.

Somewhere along the lines, I made two good friends that did nothing but play video games, but they were both guys and I never really felt like they ever got as close to me as they did with each other (parents wouldn't let me spend the night with them for some reason...).

I've blanked out a lot of my childhood because face it, it was pretty shitty and not really worth remembering, but all of the good things I remember usually involved video games in some way, whether it was playing with my dad or brothers, or just by myself or with friends. But at least I don't remember most of the bad.

Nowadays my dad still plays video games, but not so much as an escape. (Finally at age 40, he has left his parents basement and moved in with his girlfriend.) I attend college and play more video games than I probably should. Now, since I'm forced to live with other girls, many whom have played a "Nintendo thing" maybe once or twice in their life, it's a little lonely 'cause no one even knows what that black box under my TV does, or what it's called for that matter. At least I'm not so alone with my games, though. (And my hardcore gamer boyfriend.)

Well I'm sorry that my story was probably full of more suck than win but it is my first real attempt at blogging. At least it was related. Coming soon: The Dumbest/Funniest Questions I Get Asked by College Girls While Playing Video Games.   read

3:37 AM on 10.27.2007

Hot Noob Action!

Hey. I'm new, female, and 18. I mostly like RPGs survival/horror and other various things. Being a poor college student all I have is my PS2 and DS. I've been gaming since I was about 5 and first system was a Sega Genesis. Don't know if I'll be posting much since I don't really think I'm hardcore enough. I'll try though. ^_~   read

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