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7:06 AM on 09.11.2007

what OST tightens yer pants?

hey. i'm sitting here listening to the FFVII OST while i work (partly because i just read about the remix being released later this week and felt like getting ready, and partly because i just downloaded 7.5GB of FF music and i've got to go through it to see what i like and what i don't like) and damn if i don't want to play the game again.

like, right now.

sure, part of me might want to because ANYTHING would be better than work, but no, i think it's more than just that.

i honestly think it's the music.

so, are there any OSTs that tighten yer pants? that make you want to drop everything you're doing and pick up the game again? for me it's FFVI, FFVII, FFX, KH, KHII, Chrono Trigger, Ocarina of Time, PoP: Sands of Time, God of War, Jet Set Radio Future...

list might go on, but that's all i got off the top of my head.

your turn!

i'm a little boy who likes berries & cream

- kawitchate   read

2:15 AM on 09.10.2007

top 25 best selling video games - at least there's no Madden

i can't be bothered to check and see if this has been reported on yet, but it's new to me so i'm posting it here.

top 25 best selling video games

it's a list of the top 25 best selling video games of all time. i'm sure the data is out there on other sites, but this guy was nice enough to put it together in one place and give us some nice graphics.

one problem i have with the list is that they're counting Pokemon games (like Red and Blue, Gold and Silver, etc.) as one. forgive me if i'm wrong, but are they not 2 separate games, on 2 separate cartridges? same with Nintendogs... oh well.

any surprises on the list? i was surprised by:

- the #1 slot (thought the top seller was #2)
- all the Pokemons (gotta catch 'em all!)
- Nintendogs and Brain Age selling as much as they did
- Super Mario Land, The Sims 2, Mario Kart 64, Donkey Kong Country, and Super Mario Kart even being ON the list
- Vice City beating out the other GTAs (thought it would be III)
- Halo 2 being so low on the list

how many have you guys played? i count 17 out of 29 (there are a few games tied for #25).

gotta catch 'em all!

- kawitchate   read

1:51 AM on 09.08.2007

FRIDAYNIGHTFUNNY - missing girl probably raped

since the LATENITELULZ wasn't so lulzy tonite (imho - sorry Chief Man), and because the d-toid loves teh rape, here's a news story from the Onion News Network:


pay special attention to the ticker at the bottom - Sony's got a new marketing strategy for the PSTriple.

- kawitchate   read

4:06 AM on 09.07.2007

what do you say to these people?

so i'm talking with work colleagues the other day about some sketches on Chappelle's Show and we get to talking about how Chappelle's magic was that he was able to do pretty edgy stuff but keep it light and fairly unoffensive somehow. we then lament and reflect on Chappelle's passing from sketch comedy (or at least i did).

THEN someone has the AUDACITY to say "speaking of edgy, have you seen that Mind of Mencia sketch..."

and i just tuned out.

seriously? Carlos Mencia? edgy? that's like saying the Blue Collar Comedy Tour is edgy... or that a fucking CIRLCE is edgy. it simply ain't true.

so what do you say to these people? the only reason Mencia was able to rise is because Chappelle left behind a pretty big hole and Comedy Central had to fill it with SOMETHING. lowest common denominator ftw!

for those just tuning in:




i couldn't bear to post a clip from his show.

oh, and PS? HE'S A THIEF.


- kawitchate   read

6:26 PM on 08.31.2007

EG on the WAAAAmbulance?

anybody watch today's Epileptic Gaming? they're going on and on about how they might be in trouble with the higher-ups due to low viewer numbers.

funny thing is, i've been watching pretty much weekly for a couple of months now (eh, it's pretty good and it kills an hour at work) and i haven't been able to tune in for 2 weeks now... this is my first episode back after a 2 week hiatus.

coincidence? i think not.

my question to you is - are you watching? have you ever? did Summa jumping ship here and joining ruin it for you?

world famous?

world famous.

- kawitchate   read

5:54 AM on 08.30.2007

endings that moved you (no spoilers damn you!)

so, i just got done watching the seventh installment of the Final Fantasy retrospective that's running over on gametrailers where they covered FFX and X-2 and after watching it i immediately jumped over to youtube to watch the ending of FFX again.

and i was moved.

physically? ah, no. that would be quite the ending to move me physically. no, i was moved emotionally.

Final Fantasy X has, in my opinion, the most moving ending i have ever experienced in a video game. it's a combination of the music, what is said, what isn't said, and of course what happens. they could have ended it on the hand slap/tag-in and i would have been fine (and no that's not a spoiler - you would have NO idea what i'm talking about unless you've seen it).

other endings that have moved me?

- Kingdom Hearts
- Kingdom Hearts II
- Shadow of the Colossus

endings i was probably moved by but can't exactly remember?

- Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Final Fantasy VI
- Chrono Trigger

so i put the question to you: what's the most moving ending(s) you've experienced? and please, NO SPOILERS. the title says no spoilers - don't make a liar.

who cries for the spoilers? we do...   read

3:04 AM on 08.29.2007

i's in the CoD beta

well well well, it's my lucky day. i'm not sure how many tokens they had vs. the amount of people that wanted 'em, but for some reason the gaming gods smiled upon me and i got me one. this ALMOST makes up for the fact that it's been out for a week now and i STILL haven't got my BioShock from (makes me worried for Halo 3). granted, i'm in Hawaii and he's on the east coast, but still...

enough bitching, it's CoD time.

anybody know how long the beta lasts? oh, and if you want to add me tag is the same as on here - kawitchate. however, since i'm in Hawaii, i'm on at odd hours.

i leave you with a picture of Tipper Gore.

- kawitchate   read

4:58 PM on 08.24.2007

when eagle's cry

thank you destructoid for showing me the quality webcomic that is Bigger than Cheeses. it started with a simple CSI Miami joke (YEEAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!) and look where we are now.

alternate headers:

- twin tower travesty
- what, too soon?   read

1:16 AM on 08.19.2007

the next big demo is here!!!

after a collective nerdgasm last week for the BioShock demo, the question that's been on everybody's mind has been - what's next? what demo could possibly surpass it?

my friends, the question has been answered.

the Ratatouille demo is now available on XBL.

destructoid had a pretty good review of the game not too long ago. i suggest you pick up the demo NOW before the rush and you're stuck at 67% download for hours.


round and round

- kawitchate   read

9:16 PM on 08.18.2007

halp! teh ratchets & teh clanks

i posted this question in the comments section of a Ratchet and Clank front page story yesterday, but as the story was old i didn't really get many answers, so i bring it to teh blog.

the PS3 doesn't have many games. this year i'm looking at getting maybe 5 games for it, and the new Ratchet and Clank is one of 'em. why? the graphics BLOW ME AWAY.

potential problem: i haven't played any of the previous Ratchet and Clank games.

the question to you is: do i need to? how much of the backstory do you think is necessary to enjoy the new Ratchet and Clank? i guess one way to tell is how much of the backstory was needed to play part 2 if you hadn't played 1, or part 3 if you hadn't played 2 OR 1?

WHICH of the other ones would you suggest i play, if at all? there's 5 of them right?

in an ideal world i would love to go back and play the games, but this being Fall/Winter 2007 and there are 50-gajillion games vying for my attention, i don't have the time.

leave a comment and your name will be thrown into a drawing for 2 free ipod nanos!

- kawitchate   read

4:11 AM on 08.10.2007

Okkusenman - can you feel it? *Now in God's tongue*

i've come across this song a few times now on my travels through the internets, and what at first seemed annoying has really grown on me. i think it's the passion and the ferocity he sings with that really got me... that and the fact it's freakin' mega man!

anyway, i eventually wanted to know what he was passionately wailing on about. i checked the comments section of the youtube and someone had posted the lyrics in english. now i'm not fluent in japanese, so if they're way off, don't blame me. however, if they're right, this song just got 110 (billion) percent cooler (and i don't know, but they FEEL right).

it's a guy mourning the loss of his childhood, looking back at fond memories. it's about how growing up isn't always what its cracked up to be.

it's an awesome song.



LYRICS (in English)

I've done this when I was a kid
It's a faded memory
A red and white cap on my head
Ultraman, Ultraman Seven!
When I was a kid, a fond memory
When I eat curry and stuff
Silver spoons on my eyes
Ultraman, Ultraman Seven!

But now I've forgotten all that
And I'm living each day
Like I'm being chased by something

Even if I look back
(In the forgotten photo album)
I can't go back to those times
(Photos of myself doing stupid things)
(Laughing with friends)
Ultraman, Ultraman Seven!
Where are those guys now?
What are they doing?
The answer is still unclear
(guitar) Ultraman, Ultraman Seven!

But now I've forgotten all that
And I'm living each day
Like I'm being chased by something

The courage you gave me is
110 Billion! 110 Billion!
The seasons that have passed were

We've done this when we were kids
Wearing the 3D glasses
That came with magazines
Ultraman, Ultraman Seven!
Memories we've forgotten as we grew up
Revives vividly
Making an L with our arms
Ultraman, Ultraman Seven!

But now I've forgotten all that
And I'm living each day
Like I'm being chased by something

Even if I look back
(Opening the aged diary)
I can't go back to those times
(On the faded pages)
(The name of my first crush)
Ultraman, Ultraman Seven!
Now I just look back to those times
I was able to laugh innocently
Unaware of inpure things
(guitar) Ultraman, Ultraman Seven!

But now I've forgotten all that
And I'm living each day
Like I'm being chased by something

The scenery I've overlooked was
110 Billion! 110 Billion!
The seasons that have passed were
The courage you gave me was
110 Billion! 110 Billion!
The seasons that have passed were


do you feel it? do ya? are you trying to sing along in english like me? if so, here's the mp3:

and if perhaps you want to put your OWN lyrics over the track - maybe sing it english, maybe submit it for the destructoid song contest - here's ya go:

as for the rest of you haters, have a heart.

- kawitchate   read

6:23 AM on 08.08.2007

Stranglehol-Y SHIT! stuff asplode everywhere!

just downloaded and played the 3 new demos on Xbox Live - Track n' Field, Eternal Sonata, and Stranglehold. impressions?

Track n' Field

i'm sick of Live Arcade games that give you NO demo time with the game. so i get to experience the dash and the long jump? wtf other events are there? would it have been so hard to let me play a round of each instead of making me do the long jump all 3 times? thankyouverymuch.

oh yeah, the game itself. it's Track n' Field! what more can i say? it's... ok.

Eternal Sonata

downloaded this back a few months ago off my Japanese account, but i was wondering if anything would be different with this version. nope! but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

i've been going back and forth on whether or not to pick this up on launch (or just get it used later), and after playing the demo again i'm placing my preorder very, very soon. lovely game. besides, if i wait i won't be getting it until early next year, as my dance card is full of other games that want to dance for the rest of this year.


finally got a taste of the game that i *think* was at one point supposed to be a 360 launch title, or at least was supposed to come out well over a year ago originally. is it good? yeah it's good. max payne 2.0. i like the "dive" button, slo-mo is used ALL the time (also pretty cool), tough to run out of ammo for your main guns (makes for lotsa shooting), and DAMN duz stuff asplode everywhere!

stop. tequilla time.
alternate caption: buy my game or i start killin' babies

that's probably the most impressive thing, the almost fully destructable environment. sure in the quiet moments when you slide on a table and a watermelon EXPLODES next to you as you slide over it don't exactly make sense, but damn it looks cool in the middle of a gun fight.

most unimpressive? the cutscenes. somehow they managed to make the cutscenes look worse than the in-game action. how they did that, i do not know.

has this game moved to my must-buy list? there's just simply too much else coming out this fall. had it come out LAST fall, or even a few MONTHS ago i would have bought it, especially with that sweet PS3 deal with the blu-ray movie. as it stands now, i'll be looking for this next year used when the drought hits.

- kawitchate   read

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