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My Gaming Setup & Game Collection Part 2
5:58 PM on 02.06.2013
Happy Birthday Funktastic!?
2:15 PM on 05.26.2011
Blazblue Tournament is now live!! (PS3 Fight Club)
5:12 PM on 08.09.2010
PS3 Fight Club: Blazblue Continuum Shift
3:56 PM on 07.27.2010
Happy B-day to Funktastic
6:33 PM on 05.26.2010
Japan you disappoint me
6:38 PM on 10.31.2009





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I am just some 22 year old that lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who enjoys playing video games. Go Canadians?




My Favourite game List
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Nes
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1. River City Ransom
2. Super Mario Bros 3
3. Kid Icarus
4. Megaman 2
5. Legend of Zelda


Snes
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1. Fire Emblem : Genealogy of Holy War
2. Seiken Densetsu 3
3. Final Fantasy VI
4. Tales of Phantasia
5. Lufia 2

Turbo CD
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1. Dracula X Rondo of Blood
2. Ys IV
3. Lords of Thunder
4. Ys 1 & 2
5. Emerald Dragon

N64
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1. Legend of Zelda OOT
2. Goldeneye
3. Super Mario 64
4. Bangai-O
5. Sin & Punishment


Gameboy / Gameboy Color
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1.Final Fantasy Adventure
2.Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
3.Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land
4.Pokemon Red/Blue
5.Kirby Dreamland 2


Playstation
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1. Tales of Phantasia
2. Final Fantasy VII
3. Castlevania Symphony of the Night
4. Umihara Kawase Shun
5. Breath of Fire 3

Playstation 2
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1. Tales of Destiny Remake
2. Persona 4
3. Metal Gear Solid 3
4. Ico
5. Shadow of the Colossus


Saturn
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1. Nights into Dream
2. Radiant Silvergun
3. Panzer Dragoon Saga
4. Lunar Silver Star Story Complete
5. Granida


Dreamcast
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1. Shenmune 2
2. Soul Calibur
3. Ikaruga
4. Sonic Adventure
5. Sakura Wars 3


Gamecube
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1. Resident Evil 4
2. Super Smash Bros Melee
3 Legend of Zelda Wind Waker
4. Tales of Symphonia
5. Baten Kaitos


Gameboy Advance
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1.Mother 3
2.Fire Emblem
3.Megaman Zero 3
4.Castlevania Circle of the Moon
5.Casltevania Aria of Sorrow

Nintendo DS
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1.The World Ends With You
2.Tales of Hearts
3.Dragon Quest V
4.Final Fantasy IV
5.Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow


Arcade
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1. Garou Mark of the Wolves
2. Alien vs Predator (Capcom)
3. Mushihimesama Futari
4. Street Fighter III 3rd Strike
5. Street Fighter Alpha 2
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Hello Destructoid,

I think its been almost 4 years since my post about my video game collection and setup. But after so long, I decided to come back to Destructoid and do this post.


For those who remember, this is the original post back nearly 4 years ago.

http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Zoel/my-gaming-setup-game-collection-part-1-130097.phtml


And there was also some members that wanted to see what other things I have. But I never bother posting it till now, and I am sure some of those members are probably gone now and never have the chance to see, but I am sure there's a lot of new members in D-toid now to, so we got a bunch of some fresh eyes.



Then,

.


and Now.




The basement, perhaps the most ridiculous gaming setup you probably ever see. There's an arcade machine, CRT TV with most of the systems hook up and a HD TV hooked against the wall.

You can probably try guessing the games on the screen right now.





But wait the HD TV is tilted sideways, well I am sorry but this is the only to way to play Ikaruga.



As for the CRT, any games pre-hd days look fucking glorious, just try Super Mario Galaxy on this and you will see what I mean. So don't tell me to switch to HD


And there is a shelve on the left side of the basement for some of my other stuff.



Some my random portable gaming system all on.


Then this is an updated Persona collection. Some of you might have even used my Guide on gamefaqs.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/vita/641695-persona-4-golden/faqs/64387

And you probably can guess who my main in Persona 4 Arena is.





Then there is my Ys Collection, I loved this series so much, that I feel like posting another pic of it.

Remember when this idiot posted about how Ys I and II was a shitty game, when the guy has no idea how to even fucking play it? Well If I ever meet this guy, I will spit on his face and perhaps even
punch him.

http://www.destructoid.com/review-ys-i-ii-chronicles-200037.phtml



Then there is also the Legend of Heroes Collection, I posted a picture back in the day, but during those days, No one really care much about them, but with the release of Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky, I am sure there are buzz to the series now.



Rune Factory collection, I loved this series alot, I actually think the Harvest Moon games are obsolete the moment the Rune Factory games came in. Of course my buddy Funktastic will say "LIES". Anyways I also have guide for Rune Factory 3 and 4.



http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/961300-rune-factory-3-a-fantasy-harvest-moon/faqs/60999
http://www.gamefaqs.com/3ds/635388-rune-factory-4/faqs/64785


And all the Vanillaware games, they don't have much at the moment.





Then here is also some random haul, or stuff that I didn't bother posting because it didn't fit in the category of the collection.



If you're good friends with Funktastic, you probably can even come and visit my place, cause we can pretty much walk to each other houses in about 20 mins







Zoel
2:15 PM on 05.26.2011

Well you know tonight is the birthday of the crazy game collector dude. As you know, he just reach a milestone in game collecting. Funk just reach to his 1500 game.

Even though Funk has everything, Kingdom Hearts Soundtrack makes great presents for Funk. Especially this one, because Funk hasn't go his hands on it.




Well guess I'll be playing Aion instead.


Here's a pic of the toon I use. Level 55 Sorcerer.






Some random game music you can listen to just for the celebration.

Photo Photo










Blazblue CS Tourney is now live. On the setup I am using the same tournament software as Nilcam did. The Blazblue tourney follows a double elimation rule setup. It doesn't accept a 12 man setup but a 16 man setup will do.

This tournament will run for about till probably the end of September. I'd like to finish this as soon as possible because its really close to the school semesters. I will also be handing out prize for whoever reaches first place or 2nd (If i got frst).

The prizes is Guilty Gear XX Accent Core for the wii, Katamary Damacy for PS2 and Bangai O for DS. Although the prize aren't that great. Its better not nothing.

Remember: Whenever you finish your games, you need to post your outcome in the forums or let me know in PSN before the next round starts My PSN is Celis777



* Just some cool non Blazblue related video.













Blazblue Continuum Shift Tourney


Due to the release of Blazblue Continuum Shift, I am hosting Fight club ranbat for BBCS from Nilcam's recommendation. The ranbat runs exactly the same as the previous fight club ranbats. There's also very minor prizes for winning.


Forum Link



Rules

1. All matches will be best 2 of 3 games

2. All characters are legal except for Unlimited Characters. If your opponent uses a Unlimited Character they are automatically Disqualified. (* Names are Highlighted in Pink during match determines if they are unlimited).

3. Each round will be 1 week but if all games are finished before the week is out.

4. The tournament will be double elimination.

5. Lesson learned from the other ranbats: Entrants must add all players to their friends list prior to the tournament. Too many matches were held up by friend requests. The bracket will be updated daily and it is the player's responsibility to track all pertinent information. "I thought I was out" and "They haven't answered my friend request" are not valid excuses.

6. Post your name and PSN ID in this thread to register. I want the registration deadline to be at August 8 and have the tourney start at August 9. The reason for not starting the tourney instantly, as there's is a balance patch coming at August 5th and with Makoto is added for DLC.


7. All information is to be posted in this thread, including match results and updates.

Training Advice
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Recommended for new players. Tutorial mode on medium lessons provide great lessons on the gameplay system of the game and is extremely useful for first time players. The new challenge mode provides excellent combo tutorial that can be used pretty effectively on battle ( The later combos are a bit too complicated to use effectively on battle) . I also recommend hoping in Friday Night Fights its perfect place to hone your skills. The Host of Blazblue is run by Jack of no trades (PSN JackofNoTrades85 ) and have been consistently on every Blazblue FNF.


***
You can also message me when ever I am on and i can provide matchs and minor lessons to improve your play. Although I can't connect to players using an american version Blazblue CS at the moment, since the Japanese version still haven't receive the 1.01 Update. If it doesn't work I am buying an US version just to play with you guys.



The score is based on the Super Street Fighter IV ranbat. First place gets 35 Points with each place after gets 1 point lower. If you are using using the new characters such as Hazama, Tsubaki , Mu -12 and Makoto. You will get an additional 5 points as long as you play more then 50% of your matches with them.


*Prizes (All New)
============
Guilty Gear XX Accent CORE Wii
Katamari Damacy PS2
Bangai-O DS

Basically first place gets first dips on Prize.

(Sure its not much but better then nothing



** Although Nilcam wants me to run this Ranbat. I haven't exactly ask for details on points and other setup. So more revision are coming and I'll have it done quickly.

MISC FACTS

Japanese Lambda Players are the biggest rage quitters.


Current PSN List (We currently have 8 players)
============
Zoel PSN ID = Celis777
Enkido PSN ID = Enkido-dono
Ckarasu PSN ID = Ckarasu
Lenigod PSN ID = Lenigod
Y0j1mb0 PSN ID = k0wb0y-b33b0p
Teewee PSN ID = TBThief
s0lesurviv0r PSN ID = s0lesurviv0r1981
Jack of No Trades PSN ID = JackofNoTrades85[url]


Can't wait to Ice Car Spam.








Zoel
6:33 PM on 05.26.2010

Today I am going to celebrate my friend's birthday. You can probably guess who it is.

He's the crazy game collector dude.




Still don't know who it is?


It's Funktastic, but wait the title spoils. Anyways Happy birthday.



Some random game music you can listen to just for the celebration.








Zoel
6:38 PM on 10.31.2009

Yeah, you. The guy who was just watching the trailer instead of buying Sin and Punishment 2 and playing it , I am totally disappoint in you all.

[PS3] Bayonetta (Sega) - 93k
[360] Bayonetta (Sega) - 45k
[PS3] Tekken 6 (Bandai Namco Games) - 79k
[360] Tekken 6 (Bandai Namco Games) - 22k
[NDS] Hikaru no 4 Senshi: Final Fantasy Gaiden (Square Enix) - 85k
[WII] Super Robot Taisen Neo (Bandai Namco Games) - 27k
[WII] Sin and Punishment 2 (Nintendo) - 5.6k
[NDS] Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (CyberFront) - 5.1k
[NDS] Umihara Kawase Shun: Second Edition Kanzenhan (Genterprise) - 4.2k

A total copy of unangbangkay's Persona blog .


Anyways just joking actually I am just writing my impression on Sin and Punishment 2 because its fucking amazing beyond words, and just want people to try the game once it's release on america.
The game doesn't start with any cool intro or anything like that. So anyways after the title screen the game lets us choose the protagonist to play with Isa (Boy) or Kachi (Girl). I end up using Kachi.



Story begins with your space ship being malfunction and a group of invaders and come attack your ship, and the bad guy wants the Kachi (girl) for some reason.

The first stage starts with a tutorial on controls while you're shooting everything in your path.
Controls in this game is totally top notch, it's pretty much switching the N64 controls into the wii controls, and it works perfect for this game.

(Random pick of Stage 3)


Controls
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Nunchuck to Move
Wii Remote to Aim
B Button is Rapid shot and Melee Attack.
A Button is for Lock on shot (Like Taito's Ray (Raystorm, Raycrisis etc) series)
Z Button is Slide , also to when pushing up float
C Button to Jump

Also I end up trying the game on 2 players too, it sorta works like Lucky & Wild , where the first player have to move and shoot , while the 2nd player just having only a cursor and shoot.



The new feature in this game is the float option, i think its awesome addition to the game makes all the movement feel less limited. The game have a score mulitpler just like the original where it goes as you shoot more enemies, and only goes down when taken a hit.

Spoilers on Stage Design.

I thought the stage design is amazing, each landscape is totally different from the last, and the gameplay just make it totally intense.

And Spoilers for the stages for the first 5 stages
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Stage 0 - Just inside your ship, nothing special.
Stage 1 - Ruin city (Most of the trailers are focus on this place)
Stage 2 - Water Stage - Kinda like shooting everything in an aquarium (Totally sweet Stage)
Stage 3 - Into a sky castle then to factory. (Really Difficult stage)
Stage 4 - Starts in Haunted Forest then into a grassfield that looks like the original S&P first stage.

I actually found the game to be a perfect balance of difficulty so far, its mostly trial and error. Because I simply got my ass handed down to me with a lot of the bosses, but manage to come back and learn their patterns and destory them.

But at least you know if you ever get a game over, the game lets you start back at the check point so it not punishing for beginners.

I would say this one of the best 3rd party titles on the wii, I can say from the first 3 stages , the game already out does the original S &P in many places (And defineity one Treasures better games). I highly recommend anyone not to pass your chance on playing this game. Well I am stilling going to laugh at the people that are missing this title.
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