Monday, December 24, 2007

Lumines PC

For some reason Q Entertainment decided to port this game to PC, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The problem is their delivery method.

Wild Tangent.

That company delivers *casual* game online (read - Flash). Even though Lumines actually plays like a Flash game on PC, I don't like it being actually marketed as one. Furthermore, people does not like Wild Tangent - it is accused of delivered spywares (this part is questionable however.)

Worth a try, still.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Synergy

The priest at my church mentioned synergy.

For some reason I thought of Dilbert when I hear that.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sport Parade.

TheStar.com - Sports - A title for Toronto: Who's next?

Just Sigh. Toronto Star made a funny editorial today asking what will Toronto's next sport parade is.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Nintendo DS

Now, I want to get a NDS. THE PANDORA BAX HAS BEEN OPENED.

(Mom: "I think I want to get a Wii instead).

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Gears of War, Manhunt 2 and J. Thompson

So one of the little girl (not even in high school yet - but I won't say the name here) I know from church posted a picture of her Facebook account:

A screenshot of Gears of War, apparently taken in her home. (the 360 is probably not hers, though - probably her friends bringing the 360 to her home and started fragging).

I ain't no Jack Thompson, but I simply cannot comprehend of such a girl like her playing Gears of War. But then, I played Doom II when I was at her age.

I don't like Jack's attitude, but he has a point. Those violent game are not for kids. And Jack won this time : Manhunt 2.

So ESRB slapped Manhunt 2 with an AO rating, effectively banning it. Personally I do NOT want the game to be published at all. The theme of the game just make me sick. Now that Jack has it. I wonder what will the outcome be. For Take Two, it might be the best to tone down the content. (No reason to mothball the project, IMO, even though I do not want to see the game)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

sexual exploitation.

Not news.. unless it happens someone near you. (or used to be near you)

One of my teacher in high school was charged with sexual exploitation. Before you ask anything, no one really know the details. Sigh.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Oops

Did I mention that I got a new car - 2007 Yaris?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Waterloo

So after I left work in Kitchener I decided to went back to UW campus today.

Let's see....
  • mathSocs was renovated
  • the Comfy Trolls were still there
  • Saw Biggs
  • A new building near Tanham Center
  • and more to come..
Since I will be in Kitchener every two weeks. :p

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ain't they over yet?

Dance Dance Revolution - Childhood Obesity - New York Times

By 2010... that's near TWELVE YEARS after the release of first mix. Oh my goodness.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Paycheque

I am so using my first paycheque to buy a Wii..... NOT!

Friday, March 30, 2007

The Art of Wii

Nintendo of Canada has announced a sweeptake which gives out six Wii with different hand-painted custom skin, painted by different Canadian artists. You know, Canadian s do not see such draw often. (I like the one made by UDON artist Arnold Tsang. The one with coins, 1-up mushrooms, and pipe and the graffiti artist holding the Wiimote and nunchuk.)

As of now, almost five months, Wii (and sanity) is still in short supply. Yea many people will be signing up for the draw instead of waiting in line... whatever.... (Including me.. like I can win it :p)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Confession

A friend who is in the army posted a picture of this notice on facebook:
(Note: A padre is the military chaplain, usually Christian, hence confession)

Confession Waiting Area

Please indicate whom you
are confessing to:

Padre
or
Military Police

Note: Only the Padre will forgive you.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Cooking Mama

A continuation from last post.

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Yesterday I talked about Wii that is popular among females. One of the games that is a must-play is Cooking Mama. Cooking Mama was originally developed for Nintendo DS.

I heard that many females, once tried the game from their friends, immediately got addicted by the game, and eventually bought Nintendo DS themselves. In other words, the game boosted the sale of DS. The game was a sold out for a while, and as Wii was on market, the game was ported to Wii as well.

What is the game about anyway? As the name imply, cooking.

I never played the game, but had seen enough ladies playing in the subway. Saw them writing on the screen with the stylus, and on the screen was vegetables being chopped down.

Another screen was a bowl of hot water. I bet she needed to put the ingredients in at the right time. I thought what was the game so good? IF you wanted to cook, do it in your kitchen, for real.

The reality is that those female friends who are playing the game do not know how to cook. Well, similarly, those males who loves Winning Eleven, probably do not touch a soccer ball.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Femicom

Saw this in a life column in newspaper. Might as well translate it and post it here.

Original author's blog is here. His published columns will be posted there.

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Nintendo's new gaming console Wii is getting popular everyday; it is reported that even the politicians are the Premier of Republic of China, Su Tseng-cheng, is playing it everyday after work. (Source)

More and more of my friend have either bought, or planned to buy Wii. Notice that thise friends are all females. They like the interactive games like playing tennis, bowling, cooking.It can be seen that the Wii from Nintendo successfully opened the gaming market for females apart from traditional male market.

I even have a friend immediately bought stocks from Nintendo after playing Wii, as she thought Wii is definitely a runaway success which means profit for Nintendo.

Back in 1980s Nintendo released its first cartridge console named Famicom, which is short for Family Computer. It successfully put console gaming into family room. The next console, was naturally named Super Famicom.

However, all mainstream console gamers are still dominated by males. Nintendo had hoped to mke a console for everybody through the GameBoy line of handhelds. For this time, Wii has finally paved the way for female market for Nintendo. Perhaps wii should be called Femicom.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

DotA

I am never big fan of DotA, or Warcraft 3, for that matters.

but this is really funny, the DotA song.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Because killed by stingray is funny.

http://thottbot.com/?i=56441
http://www.twinviewturf.com.au/images/stingraylol.JPG

Enough said. Blizzard is pulling out of Australian market by pissing them off.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Q:Who kills Player Killer?

According to Wikipedia: The Player Killer Killer

A player killer killer (PKK) is a player of a game who kills other players who focus on gaining experience or items by killing players of lower skill or level, also known as a PKer or playerkiller.

PKKers generally occur in the MMO style of game. They will often arise from players having a will to help other people or those with a heightened sense of justice believing newer players are unfairly prayed upon by more experienced players known as PKers.

PKKers play a major role in the .hack//G.U. Video game series. Haseo, the protagonist of the game, is himself a PKKer.

This post is licensed under GFDL.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Vista

So Business Depot had a demo of M$ Vista.

So...
  • Open up IE
  • Go to Google
  • Type "Get a Mac" (without quote) in search field
  • Click "I'm Feeling Lucky".
  • Plays the surgery video.
Couldn't resist.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Wiimote as a weapon

This pop into my mind while studying:

The Remote
Binds when picked up
Main hand Mace
55-90 Damage Speed 2.0
(36.25 damage per second)

+10 strength
+3 Agility
Durability 90/90

Requires level 4x

Use: Throws the Remote towards an enemy to cause 112-140 damage and stun it for 2 seconds. You will be disarmed for 5 seconds.
Cooldown: 1 minute

2% Chance to disarm yourself when attacking.
(using a steel weapon chain will prevent this)

Nunchuk
Held in off-hand
Binds when picked up
Equip: add 9 damage per second to The Remote.
The Remote throwing cooldown reduced by 10 seconds.

The next quest will give you a Steel Weapon Chain.
Use: Attaches a chain to your weapon, making it impossible to disarm.
Charges: 1 (Expendable)
3 sec cast

Thursday, February 01, 2007

social network site

They don't leave a good impression on me - nothing more than sex and stuff.

For some reason I ended up signing up everyone of those for cyber-squatting those servers (not that I will sell those).....

Thursday, January 11, 2007

More Wii madness

Me: When is the next shipment?
EB Guy: *goes under the desk* We have one here. The price is xxx.xx including tax.
Me: ... I am just asking for someone ...

30 seconds later

Someone, to EB Guy: You get the Wii?

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EB Guy: That last unit took more than one day to sell. A new record.