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10:52 PM on 09.25.2008

My Gaming Setup

Everybody else was doing it, so who am I to not jump on a bandwagon.

First pic is just the whole thing from afar. I really like the table in the center. Those blue things on the side are actually drawers, so I can put all sort of crap in them and nobody will know.

Next is a closeup of my stand.
Sadly enough I'm out space. I have a Gamecube too, just don't have anywhere to put it. I have the connections plugged and waiting to be used when I get the urge for some Symphonia or Mario Tennis.

Also, don't know where I'm gonna put the PS3 once I eventually get it. My original plan was to get rid of my Divx DVD player that's there under the keyboard, put the PS3 there, and also get rid of the PS2 and get a Popcorn Hour media player. Since those damn things play anything and I;m currently in the process of transferring all my *ahem* legal backups of movies and TV shows to some externals I got, it seemed like a good idea. But now that backwards compatibility is gone from all versions, that puts me in a conundrum.

That gargantuan beast on the lower left side is the receiver for my 7.1 system. I raise the volume to only 35% of max ad Call of Duty 4 already feels like a real frickin war. Can't wait to move out of the apartment so I can max out the volume without worrying about the other tenants.

Here's a view from another angle. That monolith looking object in the corner is actually my DVD /book/random-shit rack.

Thats the tower thingy when its actually open. I really like it. It blends in well when its closed, and hangs of the floor. And most people don't realize it opens, so if I get robbed, they'll probably overlook it. Also, it's roomy enough to hide a body in there (should the need ever arise).

This pic shows most of my PS2 collection. I've really gotten into RPGs in the past 3 or so years, so I pretty mich have to buy them when they come out (good ones, and Atlus ones).

Here's the rest of my PS2 collection as well as my limited Gamecube and PS1 collections, and slowly but surely expanding DS one (Chrono Trigger and Rythm Heaven, here I come!!). Yes I know, I have 2 copies of SMT: Nocturne. I just couldn't resist it when Play-Asia restocked them. And yes, I also have both the English and Japanese versions of Final Fantasy 4 DS. I haven't even opened the Japanese one. I just pick it up and stare at its beauty from time to time. It soothes me.

Next is my X360 collection. It's grown quite well considering I've only had it for little over a year, and I hardly have time to play many games with my 60-hr a week job, and probably 20-30 hr a week TV/anime schedule, and massive-drinking/massive-hangover routine. Currently I'm chugging through Infinite Undiscovery and hope to get to Vesperia before Last Remnant comes out.

Finally, that's where I keep my Gamecube in hibernation until such a time as drunken Mario Tennis is called for. Also some books. (Seriously awesome books, you should read them if you haven't)

Well, that's it for my setup. I don't really have a gaming PC, just a 1-year old laptop with many many external drives. Also, thank god my Good Old Games trial came in. Playin through some Freespace 2 again in my free time (pretty much only when my Ramen is heating up).

Off to watch The Office.

Oh, and for the Chuck fans out there that don't know, it starts next Monday, but the new episode has been up on Hulu since this past Monday and also on Xbox Marketplace. It was awesome by the way.   read

7:49 PM on 09.02.2008

"Star Ocean: The Last Hope" only on Xbox?

I just got my copy of Infinite Undiscovery, and as I'm perusing the manual, I come across this.

I thought that it was unconfirmed as an exclusive for Xbox.
Is this proof, or did someone at the printer screw up?

(And if the image looks crappy, its because I took it with the webcam on my laptop)   read

10:07 PM on 07.31.2008

DS homebrew help

I was wondering if I could get you guys' opinion on the homebrew options for the DS. I know the 3 main options are the CycloDS, M3 and R4DS. Would you guys recommend one over another? I know R4 is more well known, but I've heard great things about the CycloDS. And I really don't know much about the M3. Technical competence isn't really a factor for me (I run DD-WRT and other modded stuff on my hardware), and price isn't really a factor either.

I'm not really into game piracy. Heck, I bought both the US and Japanese version of FFIV cause I liked the cover for the Japanese one. But I do like the added functionality that these cards offer, like music and videos and stuff.

If you guys don't think this blog is appropriate for the site, let me know, and I'll hide it. Or if you prefer not to respond here, please PM me.

Thanks guys.

P.S. - FFIV DS is awesome!! Can't wait for Chrono Trigger!!   read

11:51 AM on 07.22.2008

FFIV - To DS or not to DS

So today, I will go pick up my copy of FFIV for the DS. Problem is, I don't own a DS. My original plan back October-ish (when I first heard of the remake) was to buy a DS when it came out in the US. But then, all these rumors came up of Nintendo announcing a new DS at E3. I decided to wait for them to release that one, and then buy it. Alas, E3 has come and gone, and no new DS was revealed.

My question is, do I buy a DS or try to hold out a little longer? Maybe they'll announce it at TGS. With my luck, 2 days after I buy it, the new one will be released. So that's why I am very hesitant right now.

What do you guys think?   read

10:30 PM on 06.26.2008

Mass Effect: Shepard = Wife-beater FTW

So, I'm going through my second play through of Mass Effect, and this time I decide to do the renegade path. I'm like 20 hours in and I need to go back to the citadel for new missions. As I get there, a female reporter stops to ask me some questions, and naturally I answer all in the reds to get the renegade points.

So she finally says the next one will be the last one, but there's no answer in red this time. I decide to end the conversation and choose "Time to shut you up". I thought he'd just tell her to go fuck herself or threaten her or something of that nature. Instead, he stares coolly at her for like 2 seconds, takes 2 steps forward, then decks her like a drunken irishman after a night at the pub. She got up, yelled something and ran away, but I was to busy cleaning my controller of the water I spit on it when I burst out laughing to pay attention to what she said.

Don't tell Fox News. They might decide Mass Effect also promotes domestic violence against women.   read

11:48 AM on 11.30.2007

My First Blog Plus Xbox360 Divx Support

Hi to all,

This is my first post. Been a reader for a while now, except I've been to lazy to join.
Technically a noob, so I still don't have a fancy avatar and all that.

Just wanted to say: Divx and Xvid confirmed for the 360 on MajorNelson.

Good times ahead.   read

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