Wii U

Jul. 3rd, 2013 06:21 pm
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So I got the Wii U a few days ago. Deluxe version. Quite pleased with it - it's pretty and shiny. I'm a bit disappointed that the touch screen is pressure sensitive and not capacitive.

The initial OS update does take stupidly long.

All was good until last night, when the power adaptor suddenly died while I was playing New Super Mario Bros Wii U. It was rather odd - I don't think I've had a power adaptor die on me like that before. Either way, ended up bringing it back to GameStop, where the dude kindly pulled out another new Wii U, pulled out the power adaptor, plugged it into mine, got my disc out, and the proceeded to do an exchange. Not sure why he didn't just switch the power adaptors. Oh well, more club nintendo points for me, I guess? Thankful that I hadn't bothered running the Wii -> Wii U migration yet, so I didn't really have any data to lose, aside from the NintendoLand and Super Mario Bros. savefiles.

And now, my new-again Wii U is happily (read: slowly) downloading the new OS update. Sigh. Time to do laundry and get food.

Driving down to LA tomorrow. Renting a car from Enterprise at SFO, then driving down Hwy 1 alone, so I can blast MLP music and musicals. Hopefully will not die. =^^=;
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I do like tower defense games.

Defense Grid (Windows, XBOX) was decent. Not particularly innovated or creative in any real way. Runs slowly on MacOS X using CrossOver Games (playable, but not enjoyable). Real windows box recommended.
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http://2dboy.com/games.php World of Goo is 1 years old. Until Oct. 19, buy it at whatever price you think it's worth. (Normally $20) Go Buy it. Now. It's well worth the $20.

If you don't know what it is, it's essentially a puzzle game that involves building bridges, towers, etc, using cute balls of goo.
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From the people that made the awesome Peggle:

Plants vs. Zombies. I just beat the adventure mode.

Main website: http://www.plantsvszombies.com/
Minorly useful readme if you get stuck / want to know more about what a particular plant does: http://www.gamezebo.com/games/plants-vs-zombies/tips-tricks/plants-vs-zombies-tips

Japanese soundtrack with the english ending music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofd-SzGweTo

Definitely worth buying.

Fable II

Apr. 8th, 2009 09:58 pm
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There's chinese language? What? o.O

Mmmm, it feels like the first Fable so far... people outlines and all. Moving with stick is different from moving with mouse...

[edit] Damn you, Fable. You are addictive.
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Random news link: http://www.wiiware-world.com/news/2008/11/nicalis_interview_cave_story

Cave Story, if you guys don't know, is a side-scrolling 8-bit freeware PC game.

They're aiming for a holiday release (this year). W00t! Homepage: http://www.cavestorywii.com/

Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_Story
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It's not a 100% competition, I'm missing 3 hearts still (I'm assuming both two rows should have the same number of hearts), and only got 43 Poe souls.

And there's a lot of treasure chests I haven't opened, mostly because I consistently had all the rupies I could carry.

Honestly, I'd say this game was easier than the other Zelda game I've played to the end - Then again, the SNES one gave me more issues probably because I was younger and really bad at running around and stabbing things.
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W00t. Cleared it with 1:30:00~ on the clock. That was my second attempt though. Currently, Sora is level 74. ^^;; I think I was around level 62 or so when I went into that arena for the first time through Hades cup...

But that means I've got both Donald and Goofy's ultimate weapons.

Sora's butt has a heart on it. I snickered.

Now I just need more Mystery Goo objects. I was going to try to get Goofy's Dream Shield, but that doesn't give as many benefits as the shield I just got for him. Just need to find those stupid White Mushrooms... Just two more Mystery Goo things...

And the walkthrough I'm following is wrong. :D I had no trouble taking on the Hades cup without Sora's ultimate weapon.

Ugh. 2 AM? Going to bed.

Life, work

Jun. 5th, 2007 01:18 am
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I'm tired. It's been 1 week since I signed papers for employment for the IT/Lackey job at Georgetown Univ.'s Radiology Department. It's an hour by metrobus, getting up around 7:20 to shower, change, pack, catching the T2 River Road bus around 7:49 or 8:13, getting to Friendship Heighs around 8:35 or 8:50 and then transferring onto one of the 30's that travel Wisconsin Ave, getting into work around 9 or 9:15.

Then I sit at my desk and do assorted things, from reading about IHE and SharePoint to poking around on M$ Office 2007 (On Vista. Vista shiny. More on this later.) and M$ SharePoint 2007. I've also gotten a chance to make use of my crappy SQL/HTML Injecting testing skills to trigger errors in a survey a coworker's writing up. Lunch is usually done at my desk as well, which means I'm practically sitting there for about 8 hours. Am trying to avoid this with periodic visits to the water cooler and occasionally, the bathroom.

I'm pretty certain this isn't what I want to do in my future though. I mean, sitting and learning is good, but it's a bit on the passive side. I'd rather get challenges, coding stuff and whatnot, I think. If I can get into the mood, coding for several (4-7) hours is perfectly fine with me, provided it's an interesting problem or project. I suppose I'd be just as happy creating or inventing stuff, so.. working in a lab? ::shrugs:: Whatever.

But yeah. I don't really look forward to work, which is kinda sad. But I need the money, and I need to be around people. So that is good. Too bad there aren't any cute girls my age there. Heh. =.=;;

Another hour or hour and a half (T2 comes every 20-30 minutes, so if I miss one, my travel time increases by quite a bit :\ ) before I reach home, eat dinner alone (family's usually eaten by the time I get back: 1800-1900), and sit down to play with perl and RSS/Atom feeds. Occasionally, there's a bit of Kingdom Hearts or random anime thrown in around 11, if I can't get into the code, but otherwise... bed around midnight or one, and then... another day gone, and a similar day to follow.


In random other news, I've picked up Doukutsu, a 5-year old (?) freeware sidescrolling game that somehow picked up a decent fanbase. Enough to get it ported to Mac (and Linux, I believe) and translated from Japanese to English. Just google it, you can't miss it. Heck, it's even getting released to PSP and someone's porting it over to Nintendo DS or Advance (forget which).

It reminds me of Megaman, but with a better storyline and more exploring. I only wish there were more save points... especially at the end. I'll have to do another playthrough too, to get to the hard ending. Ugh, not really looking forward to doing some of those tricky jumps without the machine-gun flying bit...
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I've discovered http://speeddemosarchive.com/. Where people post their fastest play-throughs of games.

There's Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Zelda, Mario RPG, Kingdom Hearts II... and the obvious Mario Worlds and Megaman.

::glee:: It's almost like playing the game again, except with much less effort, and the every so often "Oh, wow... I didn't know you could do that" or "Hehehe, damn monster..."

Alas, there's no Kingdom Hearts I, or Lunar: Eternal Blue Complete
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Beaten. Time: approximately 35 hours. 12 days?

Now to go return it to Blockbuster.

Final screen stats )

That was a good game. Thank you, Square-Enix.
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Yeah, so err, I lost the past hour to the PuyoPuyo Fever game for MacOS X. It's pretty. And completely in Japanese ^^;;

I'll post more screenshots at some point, but here's my final score:

Keys, shown first player (second player):
w-a-s-d (u-h-j-k) are the up-left-down-right keys
v (o) will rotate, and select in the selection screens, and increment the continue? counter
b (p) will rotate, and cancel in the selection screens, and increment the continue? counter
Enter (Space) = select
command-R will reset the game and bring you back to the opening screen.

Note: There are second player keys, which, when hit during VS. Computer mode, will stop the current game and bring you to the VS. Player select screen.

If anyone is looking for instructions, I don't have them, but here's what I've figured out so far.
Options on the yellow screen, from left to right:
VS. Computer, VS. Human, Puzzle/Fever mode, Options

VS. Computer Menu: (assumed)
Basic/Training mode, Main/Story? mode, ? mode, Custom battle [edited]

VS. Human Menu:
?, ?, ?, Custom battle

Puzzle/Fever Menu:
?, ?, ?

Options Menu (from top to bottom):
?, ?, ?, Replay, ?Controllers, maybe?, Exit

After each battle, you'll be asked if you want to save the replay, and you can choose yes (left) or no(right).
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Yeah, so if anyone has any sources (Mmm... there's at least one working demo link that I just grabbed. The rest... I wanna see...)

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