Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What a cute bird

Snowball is a Rockin' to the Back Street Boys Cockatoo!! - Vox

The link is to ESTi's blog. I think I mentioned in an earlier blogpost who ESTi is, but I'll recap. He is the one who did music for Ragnarok Online and Pangya.

Animals are funny creatures. This is a very entertaining birdy indeed. Of course, I'm just reposting a blog post, but whatever. Enjoy

Monday, November 24, 2008

PPR, Punch Punch Revolution = DDR + Punching Bag. :)

Definitely an interesting way of playing DDR. If you don't feel like working out your legs, this is a great way to work out your upper body!

Man, I haven't played DDR in forever. I really should, I might be rusty.

New banner by the lovely Kat-chan

So there, a new banner by my lovely girlfriend :3 featuring new art as well as some really old art ^^; Wow, the small little clip on the right was from before Kat was even my girlfriend. Amazing, looking back now.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hatsune Miku ANN Submission by ~JonFawkes on deviantART

D: Just finished. It know, it's kinda a rush job, but I only realized that today was the deadline. I only hope I submitted it in time.

So here it is. A good...6 hours? I lost track ^^; I remember the Miku album I was listening to played through several times.

This just goes to show you: Procrastination will kill.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My day so far...

Well, I woke up to Tales of Vesperia and and my dad yelling "this sucks!"

Our car got stolen. Hopefully we can get it back before any parts are stripped or anything bad happens to it.

So yeah, just a quick note there

Monday, November 17, 2008

Fly System

I haven't posted anything in a while, so here.

It looks like a doujin group that specializes in creating 3D games. The biggest one in development right now looks like "Magical Battle Arena", featuring characters from Nanoha, Lina Inverse, Cardcaptor Sakura, and some more that I can't identify. A demo is up for download here so check it out, it's really cool.

Demo video here:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Testing blog-linking from youtube

I just figured out that you could link blogger to youtube, so I'm testing it out. Looks like it works pretty good. I usually find some neat videos, so you might see a few more of those kinds of posts ;)

Oh yeah, about the video. It's a music box playing "Dango Daikazoku" from the Clannad anime. It came with the LE disk 5 in Japan only. I don't think it's possible to buy it anymore though.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's here! Tales of Symphonia 2!

It's the Dawn of the New World, as Tales of Symphonia 2 makes it to shelves everywhere in the US today. Not bad, considering the Japanese release was June 26 (only about 5 months ago). It's too bad I can't buy it on the day of its release, but I will play it as soon as I can!

There been a little bit of hype about it, especially since it's supposed to be a sequel to high-rated Tales of Symphonia. Hopefully it won't disappoint.

This would be the 5th Tales of game in my collection. Symphonia, Abyss, Vesperia, and World: Radiant Mythology are the ones I currently own. It's nowhere near a complete collection, but I'd say it's a pretty damn good one.

Maybe I'll get it for Xmas or something :)

New Pangya Portable Trailers

This is looking awesome! Finally a new character is revealed. Also, an even better look at the visuals. Looks like all of the settings are the same, and indeed the characters have a lot of their older costumes along with new ones.

Cien Looks awesome. New caddies (?) look amazing too. Can't forget about the music either. 2 awesome samples featured in those trailers. I hope this game comes to America.

These haven't been uploaded to youtube yet (at the time of this posting) so you'll have to deal with nico nico douga ;) EDIT: Alright, they're on youtube

Here's another link for more info on it (Korean). It looks like you can download the trailers here too:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable

The trailer is old news, but I haven't blogged for a while so here's something.

A Pangya spinoff for the PSP, Fantasy Golf Portable features everything you love about Pangya and more. As you can see from the trailer, they've got new costumes and vastly improved graphics. While a lot of the clips from that trailer and pre-rendered animated sequences, I doubt the gameplay differs too much from what you would expect from Pangya.

A little more snooping reveals possible new characters too!

Straying from the original cast of 8 characters (it doesn't look like Lucia is in this game unfortunately), there appears to be a much larger cast (I count 18 spots for characters on the roster). This should definitely add a little more variety to the game. I wonder if they'll be adding new caddies too... The trailer also shows what appears to be a lot of the courses from the original game. Most of it looks like it's just rendered in the new style, but you never know, it was only a 15 second trailer.

I haven't seen any older costumes in the trailer. All of the art for this game shows the characters, but in new costumes. I suspect everything was redone about the game (visually), which means new costumes, settings, and rendering engine. The actual models for the characters don't appear to differ too much from the original game, but that's okay.

I bet the music will be similar, but with a few new tracks (IE the music featured in the trailer). ESTi (AKA Jinbae Park) is an awesome musician. He did a lot of the music for Pangya as well as other games like Ragnarok Online (SoundTeMP) and La Tale.

A lot of the art for the game can be found at the lead artist's website (Park Jeong Hoon AKA SeeDark). ESTi's site is also interesting, though it doesn't feature anything about the game. His blog has a little more about it, though it's in Korean.

Also, this site has some pretty pictures. I don't know how much info it provides about the game though.

I wonder if the PSP can play import games...?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Well, my computer has a virus, so I'm posting from my laptop. This really sucks.

I'm pretty sure this happened when I was at school, trying to do some work. I plugged my flash drive into one of my peer's computers, and I noticed it was acting weird. I checked it out later and realized there was a virus that infected the flash drive, and that virus infected my desktop.

I really should be more conscious about stuff like this.

The virus seems to copy itself into every root drive and and replicates itself if it's deleted. The main way to spread is by flash drive. It also seems to block certain things from showing while using the internet. I tried to look for a way to get rid of it and it blocked a bunch of the sites. Tried the same sites on this laptop, they worked. It also blocked my antivirus from updating, and stopped any new antivirus from being installed.

Keep a lookout for it, be careful where you plug your flash drive. You'll know it when you find an "autorun.inf" file and "RECYCLER" folder on your flash drive and root folders that you can't delete. When you do delete it, and then refresh, it comes back.

On another note, it seems I've caught a virus myself. I've been feeling sick, but trying to get over it. Hopefully I'll be better by the weekend, not worst.

Uhg...doing homework will be difficult.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Oh man, haven't posted anything in a while.

It's election day, but I'm not old enough to vote yet, so I don't really pay too much attention to it (though I'm told I really should).

Just wanted to post this funny little video here. Someone had too much time on their hands to do editing like that.

Supposedly this was real and that clip was captured from a live broadcast. I have no way to prove or disprove this. If it was real, I suspect it would have been on the news, and I haven't found any news clips about it. Nonetheless it's pretty funny.