Monday, August 25, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

New Old craze. Phantasmagoria Gabriel Knight 3


Wow. This game is on SEVEN CDs. I only have the first one. I was a bit disappointed about that since I assumed I had the whole game. Nope. Only the first CD.

Still it was an exciting little romp through the house collecting random items and dealing with asshole real estate agents.

The install was a bit insane because you have to skip all the testing or else XP would crash. But after that everything worked great! Amazing.

Overall it's a sweet game and I kinda want to finish it.

Tim Curry voice acts a Southerner in GK3. It's so weird. I haven't played the game much. It's a pain to install (I had to try twice) and for some reason the game was REALLY dark

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ben There Dan That.

What a friggen' great game.

I played through the entire game last night. Between the White Chamber, Yahtzee's games and this I have been on a huge Adventure gaming kick lately.

I really want to see how hard it would be to create my own game.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wind and Water Puzzle Battles Interview

Interview with Yuan-Hsi Chiang: Developer of the World’s Next Dreamcast Game

"Well, it’s a nice console with a dedicated fanbase. When I was younger, I would be extremely grateful when a Super Famicom (SNES) title arrived very late in its life, as it felt more like a tribute than a big commercial project. Many Dreamcast users around the world are really excited about this release! And the market, especially in Japan, is big enough to make it very profitable, which doesn’t hurt one bit!

On a more techie side, the DC is very robust, and supports true 240p RGB, which provides the definite 2D arcade experience. The controller suits the game perfectly, and there are practically no load times. There is also VGA and Arcade Stick support, so you can truly play this game any way you want on DC!"


I liked the interview a lot. The guys over at Yuan Works seem to really want to preserve the pixel art that makes retro games so great.

I also enjoying hearing that the Japanese market for Dreamcast games is still great enough to make making games profitable.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Phelps wins 11 Gold Medals.

That's pretty awesome.

His goggles malfunctioned which sucked. I remember swimming the 500 in high school and college and having your goggles mess up is really distracting.

It's too bad there wasn't a swimmer like this during my high school days. I beat (destroyed really) 4 individual records and 3 relay records. But I didn't get any respect at all from anyone. I really enjoyed swimming but it would have been nice to get some recognition of the sport.

Hopefully now that a swimmer holds the top position people will have greater respect for the sport.

It's really the only pure sport left.

-Note. Don't get started on the whole "new speedo suit" thing. That's BS. Do you know how much tech is involved with running shoes and other sports equipment? In other "sports" you have to use stuff that has been in heavy development for CENTURIES. Just because a suit *might* give you %2 less drag is no reason to disrespect a true champion.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Micheal Phelps destroying world records.

Friggen' sweet.

I remember how excited I was during High School when I broke 2 minutes in the 200 freestyle.

I think I still have that record. I know my 500 freestyle record will never be broken. That record was like 13 years old when I destroyed it.

Vampire bats kill 38 people

Harmless my ass...

Vampire bats kill 38 people

Harmless my ass...

Pacman the Movie. Survival Horror.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Deal of the Week. Universe at War $6.00

Anyone who has a Big Lots near them needs to check out the new stock of Computer software.

Universe at War for $6!!!

It's a sweet game for single player.

Worth the $6.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Pics of Japanese Games I got a garage sale.

Take a look at the Carton of stuff I got a local garage sale!


First off the Japanese PS2 and Memory cards.




Wonderswan. (On sale at the forums.)


Rare PS1 games (If they were in English that it)



Both Japanese versions of Persona 3 for the PS2.



The only game that can be played in English and one of the few that I would actually be able to play.



My new gaming setup.


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Playing the old classics on a newer PC is sometimes a pain.

I was trying to play Discworld (An Adventure point and click game based on the work of Terry Pratchett) on my new computer.

It's a friggen PAIN.

When I finally got the thing installed and working the voices were all screwed up. The music was fine but the voices were all messed up (a real blow since the voice acting was really funny in some spots)

Luckily I used a program called VDMSound which emulates the sound drivers of older PC games!

Now Discworld works perfectly! Sweet.

(and no I don't have the CDI version. I don't even have a CDI. That would be sweet though.)

Hikkikomori Quest has the correct details...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Friday, August 01, 2008

Internet Trolls and the Ring of Gyges.

NY Times article about Trolls.

The Ring of Gyges

It's always going to be the same. If anyone has anonymity they will not act moral.

If you find a ring that makes you invisible you will eventually rape the queen and kill the king.

If you can make any kind of comment you want then you will.

Eventually it all turns ugly.

Paul Robertson'a art featured in free game "RPG"

Check it out!!!!!