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Hi, my name is Matt. I'm 24 years old and living in Quebec City, Canada. I'm currently working in QA for Activision. I either want to be a game designer or own my own retro game/otaku store. I'm also a huge fan of RetroForce Go! I think that's about it.

Games I worked on:
Madagascar Escape 2 Africa

My TOMOPOP blog

Favorite System: SNES
Favorite Games:
Chrono Trigger
Super Mario World
Super Metroid
Final fantasy 3/6
Donkey Kong Country 2
Zelda Link to the Past
Zelda Ocarina of Time
TMNT 4 Turtles in Time
Punchout
Super Mario 2(USA)
I'll stop there I think, too much to list.

Current Games in progress:
Street Fighter IV
Fate/stay night
Fate/Unlimited Codes
Disgaea DS
I'll stop here too because I have like 50(at least) games in progress but I'm not actively playing them.

Interests:
Not doing my bio on the websites I go, because I hate doing that...
Video Games(duh...)
Indie Games
Doujin Games(Japanese Indie games)
Anime
Reading Destructoid(I come here like 20 times a day when I'm not working...)

Thanks for not reading my crap.

The Great Retro Quiz! Achievements:

For .29: Donkey Kong Country

For .30:Super Mario Kart
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Touhou Project #12 was announced today. Title is 'Undefined Fantastic Object' (yes, UFO), the game will be a standard bullet hell shmup like most Touhou games before it.



So far, three character are confirmed, Reimu, Marisa and newcomer Sanae, who was a boss character in both MoF and SA. The is nice since the last two game only feature two characters, I hope more will be included.



From what we know at the moment it seems that the bomb system will return to how it was before MoF and SA. However, the power system still remains the same.Sadly, it's hard to notice more details with those tiny screenshots.

The demo will be released at Reitaisai 6, a Touhou convention in japan. It's almost as big as Comiket, this shows how much popular Touhou Project is there. The actual release date of the game is unknown, we only know it's summer.

For more info on touhou in general:
http://www.shrinemaiden.org (go to the forums, the website is not finished)
http://touhou.wikia.com/wiki/Touhou_Wiki (all the info you can have on touhou)

I'll leave you with Reimu armpit and a video of SA's extra stage.


Photo Photo Photo







Xelotath
6:14 PM on 11.04.2008



I'm sure most of you heard about this game but here is a reminder:



For those who might be interested in the indie game it's now on Steam for only $2.49. This might have been posted before but the search function didn't help. I tried the game before and didn't like it but for that price I'll buy it and give it another try.

Random Video:


Old but awesome(it's the extended version)!
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So Sunday at Reitaisai 5(touhou convention) two things were released. The first was the demo of TH11 - Subterranean Animism I talked about in a previous blog post. The demo was interesting but it was a bit disappointing. The character art is better than MoF but still far from IN. The game also is harder, which is good, but the stages miss something and aren't as fun as past games. But, even if it's disappointing so far it's still a touhou project game so it remains amazing.



The second game is the main point of the post. It's the long awaited sequel to TH7.5 - Immaterial and Missing Power. It's a touhou fighting game made by Tasogare Frontier, Tasofro for short, who also made Eternal Fighter Zero and Higarashi Daybreak. The core of the game is basically a bullet hell fighting game. SWR is played in a four button configuration, 2 projectile button, 1 melee and 1 dash. Enemy bullets can be "grazed" by dashing through them or blocked. Here is a video, it'll be ten times better than me explaining the game:



The game also features a story mode(all in Japanese) with slightly different gameplay. Instead of having the standard first to 2 wins, the story mode gives you three lives(on easy) and the cpu has spell card phases. Again here is a video to explain:



The spell cards are when the background changes color and Marisa(the witch in black) repeats the same attack pattern. This is pretty fun and different and standard fighter's story mode. If you played the shmups you'll notice that it works the same way, but 2d fighter style.

Finally, the game as a vs netplay mode. Which means it's online(duh), there is no lobby but IRC is used among the SWR/IaMP community. Go to the SWR wiki for more details. I didn't play online yet because I would get owned and wanted to complete story mode with all character first. If you want to play me just reply to this or PM me. For the game go to doujinstyle(google this). You can also get the demo for Subterranean Animism there.



Seriously go play SWR it's awesome.







Xelotath
8:36 PM on 05.23.2008

Etrian Odyssey was awesome but so hard. I remember dying on the first floor a lot the first time I played it. I started a new game not long ago and I went farther into the game. Oh well this post is mostly a pretext to post this awesome video. Anyone who had played Etrian Odyssey will laugh at this because it is so true.



Iosys ftw! Check out their touhou songs as well.







Xelotath
11:52 PM on 05.01.2008

The next chapter of Touhou Project by Doujin circle Team Shanghai Alice was announced yesterday. Touhou Chireiten ~Subterranean Animism~ will be the 11th game in the series, even if technically there is three other official games.(7.5, 9.5 and 10.5) Zun will sell a demo at Reitaisai(Touhou convention, May 25th) for 300yen. I seriously can't wait to try it but it seems the bomb/power system from MoF is back, meh.



Tasofro will also release Touhou Hisouten 10.5: Scarlet Weather Rhapsody at Reitaisai, this game being the sequel to TH7.5 Immaterial and Missing Power(those titles are so long haha). So May 25 is a date to watch for touhou fans.

I don't normally do news post but didn't see anything regarding this awesome news so I decided to do it myself. For those that have no idea what these games are go to:Touhou Wiki.

I'll now leave with the screens Zun released so far.





Source:Gensokyo.org


ps: *hint* if you want to not try the games you can not search for "doujin" and "style" on google *hint*

Somewhat related video:

(If you want to see the whole run click the video you'll get links to the first parts)
This is the Phantasm level from Perfect Cherry Blossom, it's one of the most difficult level in the game so don't freak out if you want to play, the normal levels aren't as hard as that if you set it on easy or normal.







Xelotath
1:51 AM on 04.23.2008

I'll be doing something that may have been done many times before but it may help me have more motivation. I have a back log of maybe 60 games. What I do most of the time is, I buy a game, play it for 2 hours and find it awesome and then never play it again. So I'll list some of the games I want to finish and will play through the one with the most votes in the comments. So here is the list:

a) Super Mario Galaxy
b) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess(Wii)
c) Metal Gear Solid(I just bought the essential collection)
d) God of War(I have the second waiting too)
e) Resident Evil 4(GC)

So with your help maybe I'll be able to finish a good game. The last I finished is No More Heroes I think, I'm also pretty far into Lost Odyssey(but I play it with a friend).

So it's time for a random video:

Lucky Star + Hatsune Miku + Weird popular Finish song = Win(for me anyways...)
I can't stop listening to this, it's so addicting. It also represent why I can't finish games anymore : Anime...

I'm probably the only person who enjoys the first video so here is something better:

That's me getting owned online in Immaterial and Missing Power a touhou fighting game. I sucked and still suck, but I'm a lot better now that I don't have to use the 360 controller. Saturn pad FTW