Archive for the ‘gaming’ Category

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Another Reason to buy a Nintendo DS

August 5, 2008

Game is Rhythm Tengoku Gold (Rhythm Heaven in the US version). I posted a review (sort of, but I don’t think it is) over at http://alex.negimaki.com.

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OtaClock is nerd++

June 25, 2008

What better way to make your inner MGS fanboy happy than using a clock by Otacon himself! It’s a bit old, and I only found about it just now (shame). It’s a clock showing Otacon as featured in the tanker scene in Metal Gear Solid 2. You can grab the english and japanese versions from the Kojima Productions site.

For some reason I can’t set the alarm on the english version, although there’s a tutorial on how you can run the japanese and english versions here.

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This is why the DS is the best console ever

June 24, 2008

French students trying to enslave a robot using their NDS lite.

From: dsfanboy

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My Backloggery

June 22, 2008

Stolen from the main page:

Play a lot of video games? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve accumulated a backlog over the years. Sure, you’ve been meaning to go back and play them but it seems like there’s always something getting in the way. Work? School? Family? Even those pesky new games that keep coming out before you’ve finished the last one. How are you supposed to keep up? Nevermind trying to get through the old ones in your backlog!

What you need is a little motivation. What gamer doesn’t like to look over their stats and celebrate the milestones as they progress toward a goal? That’s where we come in. We’ll keep track of everything for you so you’ll know what you’ve done and what still needs your attention. Inputting your games is quick and easy. No slow, endless lists to search through. Just type it in and go!

You just might discover a lot of great games that were swept aside long ago. And best of all, you already own them!

It’s something every gamer should have. And here’s my link. It’s still incomplete, and I’m adding games constantly (mostly stuff I forgot I have).

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FireNES

June 14, 2008

Ah, the days when I thought holding down the B button harder would make my race car go faster. The days where my thumbs were blister-fied due to hadouken spammage. The days where I would fall asleep with the Mario tune in my head. Good ol’ NES days. Well here’ s a kick ass addon for Firefox that will bring back those days!

Download Here: FireNES

It’s basically an addon that lets you play over 2500 NES games right in your Firefox browser. The greatest part about it is that ROMs and emulators aren’t needed! Once you install the addon, just choose a game from the scroll bar on the left, double click, and a new window will open, and you’re ready to play. Apparently some games are a little buggy, but they should get fixed with time.

Nostalgia.. ❤

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Bioshock On The Big Screen?

June 8, 2008

For those of you who don’t know Bioshock, die. No, really. Bioshock is an FPS game that came out toward the end of 2007 and shocked many with its incredible cinematic story telling. Its engaging and immersing story line coupled with it’s great graphics, sound, and game play made it one of the best, if not the best, single player FPS of 2007. If you haven’t played it, GET IT.

Over the last month, it was confirmed that Bioshock will, in fact, be made into a movie. It will be directed by Gore Verbinski. Some of the films directed by Verbinski include the Pirates of The Carribean Trilogy, The Mexican, and The Ring. The movie is set to be rated-R to stay true to the violence and gore in the game.

For those who want the full story: Joystiq Confirms Bioshock Movie

I must say, I’m a little skeptical because of the reputation that movies get when adapted from games. The only decent movie(non-CG) adaptation of games that I can think of is Silent Hill, and maybe Resident Evil, and that’s stretching it; however, I do think that Rapture, or Bioshock’s world, would make a very good setting for a movie. It will be difficult to make a first-person masterpiece into a third-person storytelling experience, but there’s always hope. I am looking forward to it, but I won’t be getting my hopes up too much. Technology has come a long way, and I’m hoping that they can utilize it to its fullest to bring out a real masterpiece.

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