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Sail Among the Stars


It arrived!

Posted by Voltex , in Life Oct 02 2014 · 61 views

The NinjaCopter (my raffle prize) arrived today. :) I'll post a review in the Ninjago discussion forum later tonight.

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Best Ever 3: VOTING ROUND 1!

Posted by Voltex , in Best Ever, Video Games Oct 01 2014 · 291 views

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And so it begins! After smashing their way through the preliminary voting, characters such as Professor Layton, Robin, Fawful, Porky Minch, and Gordon Freeman all take part in Round 1, alongside many others! None of the matchups this round look too special; none of them seem, at first glance, to contain a character that stands a chance of utterly slamming their opponent (aside from perhaps Luigi, Samus, and GLaDOS).

As usual, I have both a picture bracket AND a text bracket for you all - click the picture to see an even larger version!

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The text bracket:

#1 Luigi (Super Mario) vs #16 Zero (Mega Man)

#2 Samus Aran (Metroid) vs #15 John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)

#3 Pit (Kid Icarus) vs #14 Bartz Klauser (Final Fantasy)

#4 Link (The Legend of Zelda) vs #13 Richard Conway (Gunpoint)

#5 Mega Man (Mega Man) vs #12 Captain Falcon (F-Zero)

#6 Star Killer (Star Wars) vs #11 Gordon Freeman (Half-Life)

#7 Agnes Oblige (Bravely Default) vs #10 Robin (Fire Emblem)

#8 Lucas (Mother/Earthbound) vs #9 Professor Layton (Professor Layton)

#1 Hades (Kid Icarus) vs #16 Cyrus (Pokemon)

#2 GLaDOS (Portal) vs #15 Sephiroth (Final Fantasy)

#3 Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda) vs #14 Comstock (Bioshock)

#4 Ridley (Metroid) vs #13 Grima (Fire Emblem)

#5 Black Shadow (F-Zero) vs #12 Majora (The Legend of Zelda)

#6 Fawful (Super Mario) vs #11 The Gentleman (Monaco)

#7 Porky Minch (Mother/Earthbound) vs #10 Darth Malak (Star Wars)

#8 Master Hand (Super Smash Bros.) vs #9 Ghetsis (Pokemon)

As always, you can vote for one character in each matchup! Voting for this round will be open for two days. Let's get everybody to vote!
My votes are:

#1 Luigi
#2 Samus Aran
#3 Pit
#13 Richard Conway
#5 Mega Man
#11 Gordon Freeman
#7 Agnes Oblige
#9 Professor Layton

#1 Hades
#3 Ganondorf
#4 Ridley
#12 Majora
#6 Fawful
#10 Darth Malak
#8 Master Hand


Bionicle Mafia: Book 2 HAS BEEN RELEASED!

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Oct 01 2014 · 42 views

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Final Teaser - Book 2

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Sep 30 2014 · 70 views

Bionicle Mafia: Book 2 - Extraction launches tomorrow. As such, this is the final teaser that you shall be receiving. I almost decided to reveal a new narrator here, but I decided that would be better suited for when the epic releases; as such, enjoy this instead.


“Still looking at those scraps of paper?”

The Ba-Matoran glanced up from the numerous paper cuttings strewn across the benches of the locker room, all of them listing various details about his opponent’s fighting style and weapon preferences... among other details. Grimacing, he waved to the newcomer, offering to let him in, and his companion accepted it.

“Voltex, you’re worrying about nothing,” the newcomer (a Matoran of Lightning) said. “Nothing is going to go wrong in this fight; you’ve been training for this for months. Heck, you’ve beaten him in this fight before.”

“You don’t know that for sure, Blade.” Voltex said absently, still inspecting the scraps of various papers. “I didn’t do all this once, with Voxumo... and that caused me to miss out on the championship round.”

“You were a rookie back then, though. You’re top of the line now – the best fighter in the league,” Blade said.

“Shadowhawk is top-notch right now as well, and he’s still finding ways to blow through any weaknesses in my style,” Voltex said, pointing towards a clip detailing a duel between himself and Shadowhawk that had taken place three weeks prior.

Blade grimaced before changing the subject. “Have you accepted that offer to join the up and coming news network as a writer?”

“Of course not,” Voltex said, snorting in derision before his eyes fell on a picture of Shadowhawk and his laughter turned nervous.

“But you’re a writer!” Blade exclaimed. “You’d be perfect! Didn’t they want you to write a historical account of Metru-Nui or something?”

“You’re a pretty good writer yourself,” Voltex noted, “but you wouldn’t accept it either.”

Blade mumbled something about not being a so-called retired writer under his breath as another Matoran clad in red armor stepped into the locker room and stopped beside them. Flinching at the unexpected arrival, Voltex knocked several of the papers out of sight by accident. The red Matoran immediately grabbed the nearest bunch of clippings, dumping them all unceremoniously into the garbade by the door. Voltex and Blade said nothing, as the red Matoran spoke.

“Are you ready?”

“Ready as I’ll ever be,” Voltex muttered, as the red Matoran handed him a sealed envelope.

“What is that?” Blade asked.

“Must be an invitation of some sort,” Voltex said, “or I’m the target of an assassination.”

“...should you just leave it, save it for after the fight?” Blade asked, before realizing that Voltex was already opening it. “Voltex! What if it’s to distract you from the fight?!”

“Oops,” the Ba-Matoran said. “Well, it is an invitation, actually. Apparently I’ve been summoned by the White Council to a private discussion once the fight is over. At least I’ll avoid the press afterwards.”

Voltex sighed and flopped onto the bench, tossing his envelope and invitation back to the red Matoran. His gaze met Blade’s and Voltex sighed again. “Should I go?”

“It’s dangerous to refuse the wishes of the Turaga,” Blade said. “They aren’t the most benevolent of rulers.”

“Then it’s settled,” Voltex said, standing and turning to the red Matoran. “Are the fans ready for me?”

“They’re always ready.”
“Good,” Voltex said. “Let’s go – I’ve got a fight to win.”


The scene above is actually a conversation from the prologue of Bionicle Mafia: Book 1 - Isolation between Blade and Voltex that I reworked; both scenes act as Blade's first appearance in their respective epic, although that's more of a coincidence than anything. If you look at them side by side, you'll be able to see what changed and what remained the same.

Anyway... I hope you're looking forward to tomorrow!



Posted by Voltex , in Best Ever, Video Games Sep 29 2014 · 234 views

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Alright! We've had a couple days of nominations, so now it's time! We have a limited number of slots left for both heroes and villains, and those spots must be filled! The lists currently stand as follows:

1 - Luigi (Super Mario)
2 - Samus Aran (Metroid)
3 - Pit (Kid Icarus)
4 - Link (The Legend of Zelda)
5 - Starkiller (Star Wars)
6 - Mega Man (Mega Man)
7 - Agnes Oblige (Bravely Default)
8 - Lucas (Mother/Earthbound)

1 - Hades (Kid Icarus)
2 - GLaDOS (Portal)
3 - Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
4 - Ridley (Metroid)
5 - Black Shadow (F-Zero)

This means we have eight heroes and eleven villains to decide. These are your choices:

Angeal Hewley (Final Fantasy)
Bartz Klauser (Final Fantasy)
Ness (Mother/Earthbound)
Richard Conway (Gunpoint)
Zero (Mega Man)
Robin (Fire Emblem)
Captain Falcon (F-Zero)
Professor Layton (Professor Layton)
Liang (Waking Mars)
Dust (Dust: An Elysian Tale)
Samanosuke (Onimusha Warlords
John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
Gordon Freeman (Half-Life)
E-123 Omega (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Master Chief (Halo)
Raiden (Metal Gear)

Fawful (Super Mario)
Wario (Super Mario)
Sephiroth (Final Fantasy)
Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
Cyrus (Pokemon)
Gemini (Mega Man)
Majora (Legend of Zelda)
Ghirahim (Legend of Zelda)
Spider (Limbo)
Comstock (Bioshock)
Wallace Breen (Half-Life)
Queen Sectonia (Kirby)
Grima (Fire Emblem)
Ghetsis (Pokemon)
Porky Minch (Mother/Earthbound)
Vile (Mega Man)
Don Paulo (Professor Layton)
Master Hand (Super Smash Bros.)
The Gentleman (Monaco)
Malice Borg (Dark709’s Comics)
Big Boss (Metal Gear)
Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Darth Malak (Star Wars)
Kane (Command and Conquer)
Metal Kor (Jak and Daxter)

In the comments below, you have three votes - three for the "Heroes" list and three for the "Villains list. Spread these votes however you want - you could vote one for three characters, or maybe three times for one character.


For the Heroes, I vote for:
-Robin (Fire Emblem)
-Professor Layton (Professor Layton) x2

For the Villains, I vote for:
-Fawful (Super Mario) x3


The Legend of Legacy

Posted by Voltex , in Video Games Sep 28 2014 · 51 views

Juuuuust great. Now there's ANOTHER JRPG I'm looking forward to on the 3DS. It looks tons of fun, releases in Japan in January. I really hope that it's going to get localized for NA; seven playable protagonists and a non-linear story sounds very fun, and the art style is gorgeous. I love the pop-up environments.

My list of must-have 3DS games is slowly expanding (I am interested in many titles that are released, but I usually let my brothers buy them instead). I have so far limited myself to the games that I absolutely need to have for my collection, and while one game - Pokemon X - did still disappoint me, it has saved me money and made my experience with the 3DS better. The only other games I own so far are Bravely Default and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. And now with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS only a few days away and me awaiting a NA release announcement for both Bravely Second and The Legend of Legacy, I AM starting to notice a bit of a trend.

And somehow, of course, I need to fit in Fire Emblem: Awakening.


this is magic

Posted by Voltex , in BZPower Sep 27 2014 · 70 views

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the magic of ninja posting and ninja moving-topic-to-a-different-forum-ing


THE BEST EVER! (Nominate Here!)

Posted by Voltex , in Best Ever, Video Games Sep 27 2014 · 431 views

So back in January, I realize that I 100% dropped the ball on this one. But now that it's been about a year since the first one, I figured that we would try this again.

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The Best Ever 3: Good vs. Evil is officially live!

Sixteen of the greatest heroes in video games, as well as sixteen of the greatest villains, shall go head-to-head with each other, vying for the "Best Ever" crown! As the winner and runner-up of Best Ever 2 respectively, Luigi and Hades are guaranteed the #1 spot in each category!

In the comments below, you may nominate two heroes and two villains. If someone else has already nominated a character that you wish to nominate, you can state that you are adding another nomination; this will help that character's chances with proceeding past the preliminary vote (and indeed, if any receive enough nominations, they may be able to skip the preliminary vote entirely)! So our two categories currently stand as follows:

#1 Luigi (Super Mario)

#2 Hades (Kid Icarus)

I will nominate Mega Man (Mega Man) and Agnes Oblige (Bravely Default) for the Heroes.
I will nominate Fawful (Super Mario) and GLaDOS (Portal) for the Villains.

You may begin nominating down below!!


That's creepy (Smash Files 47)

Posted by Voltex , in Smash Files Sep 26 2014 · 98 views

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Don't let mom catch you gaming guys
Just don't

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That bundle looks very nice. Makes me want it even more. Which I will be getting it anyway, so the fact that it looks good helps.


Who do you trust?

Posted by Voltex , in BZP Library Sep 23 2014 · 129 views

“Are you sure?”

“I’m certain,” Vinylstep said.

Burnmad looked away, still hesitating - this was second hand information. How did he know he could trust Vinylstep? Or, for that matter, how could he trust Hero? He was no longer sure of anything.

“Voltex trusts us,” the De-Matoran added. “As does Ehks. We both know that they’re the only ones equal to you in power.”

“That doesn’t mean anything.”
“On the contrary, it means a lot,” Vinylstep said drily. “Get it into your head - I’m on your side. Hero was planning to wage war on the White Council as soon as possible. Take a look at the Matoran surrounding you, Burnmad. Several of them are working for the White Council, and they want you and your allies dead. Who supports the White Council? Who would you least suspect?”

​Bionicle Mafia: Book 2 - Extraction releases October 1st.


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We're not teaching university science classes here, we're playing a text based fighting game where the objective is to beat your opponents into oblivion.

Get back in your grave, you.

*Slaps with tombstone*

Also, what pay are you gonna get as iBrow's slave?

Chro suddenly developed arachnophobia.

explain it with a convoluted quadruple negative.

Although everyone should go sign up for that game now.
And tell your friends.
And your moms.
Maybe not that last bit.

Poor Lhikan. Demoted from riding on top of an awesome Rahi to being packed in with a bunch of batteries as an afterthought.