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4:23 AM on 09.19.2014

How I solve my retro gaming problem. (Wireless Controllers)!

For those users that have been in Destructoid for a long time might have remember me for posting my gaming setup back a year ago. 

http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Zoel/my-gaming-setup-game-collection-part-2-244213.phtml

B
ut I don't think the users that I know are still within this community anymore.


Anyways on the main subject here, one of my biggest gripes with retro gaming was the amount of wires, the old console has. And now I finally found the solution to all my headaches. I discovered a soluton by visting the NFG forums from a user name Micro that creates open source code to program thats user create their own wireless controllers. He eventually improve his design and created Wireless Controllers by making his own PCB with a rechargeable battery built inside.  



So by getting myself a wireless Sega Saturn Controller. 


The Wireless Sega Saturn Controller can be charged using a USB cable. 


And I got a video to show a demonstration of it.

Then I got one with the Snes too. Originally this was suppose to be a video response to Reviewtechusa, but he never replied back to me.



This solved almost literally every problem I had. I just hate wires in general, they're messy and with the coming of 7th generations consoles, I just can't go to using wires anymore.  I mean sure there are other 3rd party companies that have started to make Wireless Controllers, but they do not have the intergity of the original design which creates a crummy retro expereince.  

And completely off topic here, I also picked up a copy of super smash bros on the 3ds, does anyone wanna play???

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5:58 PM on 02.06.2013

My Gaming Setup & Game Collection Part 2

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   read


2:15 PM on 05.26.2011

Happy Birthday Funktastic!?

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.

[embed]202100:38746[/embed]   read


5:12 PM on 08.09.2010

Blazblue Tournament is now live!! (PS3 Fight Club)



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



[embed]181007:32103[/embed] * Just some cool non Blazblue related video.   read


3:56 PM on 07.27.2010

PS3 Fight Club: Blazblue Continuum Shift






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
===========
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.

[embed]180022:31811[/embed]   read


6:33 PM on 05.26.2010

Happy B-day to Funktastic

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

He's the crazy game collector dude.


[embed]174670:30128[/embed]

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.

[embed]174670:30129[/embed]   read


6:38 PM on 10.31.2009

Japan you disappoint me

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
========
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
===================

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.   read


2:37 PM on 05.26.2009

Happy Birthday Funktastic!

Guess who's birthday it is today? Well actually, the title !!! spoils it. But I am going to be stuck at work, so I couldn't be at your Bday party, Sorry Funky. But at least you know my spirit will be there.

But Happy 22.
and GO CASH CONVERTERS both Rune Factory for DS for 30$.   read


6:13 PM on 05.18.2009

Dtoid Project update.

I started a RPG project back a week ago and now made some minor updates to it. Although it's not much I provide you with some screens.
Anyways , I wanted to add some girls for the game, but I think their design are a little out of place for the game. Though I haven't created sprites for them yet, so I probably can make some new drawings.




Niero becomes the official Save point in this game from now on and maybe you get Jim Sterling as a Boss?




Also based on what the community said, I prefer not to have the name David Bowie , because we all know David Bowie is in every japanese game ever release. Take a look..




Then my last rant is that I find this program very limited, I mean if the program allow higher resolution for spirtes I probably would use these sprites instead. This is some of my very early sprite work, but they were too big for RPGmaker2003 standards.

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1:45 AM on 05.13.2009

Lunar Silver Star Story PSP ports Annouced




In the weekly Famitsu Scan, Gamearts have annouce a port of Lunar Silver Star Story Complete under the title of "Lunar : Harmony of Silver Star" at the price of 5040 Yen. Well actually more of a remake , but even though the news is a little late. But since the Lunar series is so great I got to spread the news. The PSP port will feature some enchancement such as new updated battle graphics and map graphics are also changed. All with a a brand new menu interface. And still keeping the original FMVs and score.

The map view has been completetly change. We now get a side overhead view now (Like Super Mario RPG)


As you can see the battle system uses new graphics.



The scan here saids you can use their's a special attack guage, so its kind of like the GBA version of lunar




Well kind of shame that we don't have Working Designs anymore but at least we get Lunar for PSP


Note* this picture is taken from Kotaku which took the scan from the weekly famitsu. Sorry for taking these scans.   read


1:41 AM on 05.12.2009

Starting a Dtoid Project....

Well not really.... I was bored, so I have decided to play with Rpgmaker 2003 and thought it was fun. So I guess summer is not really long away I guess I can make a game based on the Dtoid members. Since I am rather new I don't really know much of the community that well. Maybe some of the community can share their ideas?


On to the project itself , the game would be very simple since I am not that great with program. I just like to play around with it, So this whole idea would be a thing to get a kick out of it.

Now onto what it looks like.

Lousy work in progress

Call it beta in the works

(No colouring has been done, because I hate colouring)



Nameless Character in the works.




Or maybe I should just scrap this all together????   read


3:42 PM on 04.27.2009

My Gaming Setup & Game Collection Part 1

Well, I found it pretty common for Destructoid Community to share their gaming setup among others. Today I have decided to share mine. Because this is only part 1, it will only focus on my room. Part 2 will be based on the basement which won't be posted till summer.



As you can see, this is my room, its really small. It usually have 6 systems hook up to it, but now I only got 4 systems hook up. The TV is kind of crappy, but I am not willing to buy a new TV unless Canon release their so-called SED TV) Inside the cabinet is where I keep all my games, although it looks small it does manage to store a decent amount of games inside, which manage to complie a collection for several series that I been trying to collect.



The game that's running right now is Oboro Muramasa Using a SFC controller.
(Was thinking of selling my wii for a Japanese X360 but Muramasa stop me from doing that).


I have a small cabinet to store my games , in my room. Since I am out of space I have move some of the games to different rooms.


THE CABINET (The top is kind of Crop off)




And some of my video game collection. ( I prefer collecting games in Japanese. I actually finish about 85% of the game I own, unlike a collector who has awesome games he never plays and is a bastard . . . *cough* FUNKTASTIC *cough*). There's more games, but I am just going to post games have a series.

First I got the Lunar Series (Includes : Lunar: Silver Star (SCD), Lunar: Eternal Blue (SCD), Lunar :Silver Star Story (SS), Lunar Silver Star Story Complete, Lunar Eternal Blue (SS) and Lunar Magic School (SS) ** I love Working Designs work on Lunar, but their copies are usually pretty expensive.



Then here I got Sega's Nights (Includes : Saturn Version (JP & US) , Christmas Nights , PS2 Limited Edition and the Sequel on Wii * Which was a total disappointment)



Next I have the Tales of series, I got most of them on console , I brought my first Tales of game in 2002 which is Tales of Phantasia for PSX. Still one of my favourite games. ( I probably get rid of the Vesperia once the ps3 version is out)



Then here I got the Square Enix collection. Well just posting the square stuff first.



Then the Enix stuff. *Very small, I will buy more stuff later on.




Persona Collection. (Hmm, You know back when Funktastic won the T-Shirt contest ,
I was a little choked. He was only editing.... Anyways I do not carry the original Persona because I hate the localization. I'll get the PSP version when that's available.



And a statue of Aegis just for P3 fans.



Legend of Heroes Collection, Any of you have played Legend of Heroes on PSP? You probably think its a terrible game, but anyone would think so with the god awful translation from Bandai (And also gameplay engine has been changed). But here I present you the PC version.From 1 to 6
** LOH 4 = LOH 1 In US
LOH 3 = LOH 2 In US
LOH 5 = LOH 3 In US



LOH 6 SC & The 3rd probably has one of the sweetest boss theme you probably never heard of.
[embed]123032:17816[/embed]



My Ys collection. I like Ys quite a bit, but not enough to pick up the early computer and 8 bit versions. Though I do felt offended by 1up.com for calling this series one of the most boring video games series (I was thinking of removing my P4 guide cause of that, but that just being immature). Anyways what I got here is the PC version and the PCE versions plus the soundtracks.





Heroine Anthem Collection, Somehow I lost the Box for the first game.



But it is a sweet chinese RPG for PC, Check out this youtube video to see what you're missing.

(The Sprites are about detailed as guility gear & the game is old as 2003)
[embed]123032:17828[/embed]

and gameplay video againist a boss. " Againist Barkley"
[embed]123032:17820[/embed]


No place for Hideo??? *Hideo Kojima Collection


Sakura Wars Collection (I don't want to buy any of the spinoffs, just 1 to 5)

Grandia collection ( This should be all the main titles)




Mushihimesama Collection , Cave Shump game. Everything you see here will cost more then $2000 all together.



Umihara Kawase Collection, This is probably the greatest platform game ever created besides Mario. But the game is quite expensive, but I assure you that its worth it. *Check on ebay and you'll know. (** Do not get the PSP version at all Cost, that game is filled with bugs and a screwed up physic engine *A CRAP PORT) (And I did lend the game to Funktastic once, but he hates the game cause he couldn't pass level 8 and quote " I hate this f****** fish game!!!!)



Phoenix Wright, or Ace Attorney if you prefer that.
(I buy the japanese version because it comes with both english and japanese setting, so I can enjoy the game in 2 different languages. ^_^;)


Other Namco RPG that aren't tales.



Langrisser I-5 , Have you ever heard of the game "Warsong" for the Sega Genesis? Warsong is actually the original Langrisser.

(I just like the Saturn versions. **I do not want Langrisser Millenium in anyway) (Langrisser 3 probably have the best character design of the series, too bad the game was crap , its a shame really.)




My Puyo Puyo collection, one of my favourite puzzle series. I am not a fan of their newer series from Sega (Fever). I also tried to do some minor translation for Puyo Puyo Sun on Windows.



Then not really part of the collection, just my latest purchase for the Shmup genre, with preorder items.There's the preorder bonus for Trigger Heart Exelica *Flying Exelica



Finally this is completely out of topic. But the greatest GBA RPG , you must be play this at all cost, rather illegally or legally. "MOTHER 3, or aka Earthbound 2



Yeah I even stay up 5 in the morning trying to convince a friend to play it (Like some preacher). (Funktastic too, but it has to be legal and english).   read





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