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E3 The Games: Nintendo (Day Two)

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Video Games Jun 11 2013 · 176 views
Nintendo, Mario Kart and 1 more...
Gonna get this out right away:


That is AWESOME news! And he looks like such a versatile character. I can't wait to play as him. Only have plans for the 3DS version as of now, though.

But then they almost killed it all with the Wii Fit trainer! xP I know joke characters are a thing, but that seems just a lotbit too silly for me. Almost killed the Mega Man hype.

Just kidding, can't knock that down. :P

Then of course Animal Crossing villager... yay?

So yeah, really excited for this new Smash. And the screenshots for both versions look great to me so far.

Mario Kart 8 was kind of interesting with the twists and whatnot, but being for the WiiU, doesn't have me too interested. :/

Then of course... Pokémon. Oh man Pokémon. Fairy type? *sigh* I still hate the name, but I had accepted it as fact a while ago. But its advantage over Dragon is awesome.

Speaking of Dragons, Noivern looks sick. And being a primary Flying type? Yeah that's cool.

There's a private round table going on for Pokémon right now, so I'm sure more will come from that. Seems so far the talk's just been about the challenges and new features of a simultaneous global release (for example, you can choose your language instead of it being pre-set it seems?). Don't expect anything massive from there though. The "Player Search System" sounds really cool and useful too. (Quick Edit: A minute later I was ALREADY proven wrong haha. They are actually revealing new Pokémon during this. Wonder when we'll get pics of those... since this is a private event.)

Oh yeah! Pokémon-Amie! The new way to interact with Pokémon. Seems cute and fun but will probably eventually be something I ignore... maybe, who knows haha. Do love the pun it makes. I'm just hoping it's not tooo necessary. Though I do believe Sylveon was said to evolve with a new happiness mechanic, and this sounds like that. So maybe it'll actually be used a lot...

'Nother edit: Rhyhorn rideable?! HORDE attacks (5 v 1)?! Yes please!! Sky battles? Sounds... interesting. Regardless, tons of cool new mechanics. And there's a new Fire/Flying revealed. :3



E3 The Games: Day One

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Video Games Jun 11 2013 · 125 views
E3, Microsoft, Sony, Halo and 1 more...
Because I'm SICK of discussions about the consoles themselves. So just games here, folks.

In order of excitement:

KINGDOM. FREAKING. HEARTS. THREE!!! I know it's only an in-development announcement and it's probably not going to see the light of day for a while, but I am still really, really, really looking forward to this.

BattleFRONT! Haha so confusing with that and Battlefield, especially since both are by DICE now... But yeah, considering it wasn't that long ago that EA even got the rights to Star Wars games, it's great to see them start working so quickly.

AC4 still looks great. And it occurred to me during the Sony conference gameplay that Edward is just NOT a good person. At all. So it'll be really interesting to be playing from such a different perspective in an Assassin's Creed game.

Elder Scrolls Online coming to consoles?! Yes!! I really hope they pull a Defiance and have them all connected cross-platform.

Watch Dogs looks pretty great still.

Halo 5. One of the only things pulling me to Xbox One... maybe the only since there was no new Fable. Only interesting thing to me was how they were adamant about not calling it "Halo 5" just yet... Huh. That'd be stupid if they don't.

Titanfall? Giant mechs are cool and it looks pretty fun.

More Trials is always more fun.

And lastly, I keep looking at Destiny and thinking "so... it's still Halo?" Even though I know it's not. It's just not grabbing my attention as much as I'd hoped. :/

So that's it for day one, a little late. Hope to see a lot of amazing things from Nintendo today that'll get their own post later on.




Posted by Electric Turahk , in Personal Jun 04 2013 · 130 views
Birthday, 21
Well, my twenty-first birthday is almost over. It was a pretty modest day - even still went to work haha - but fun nonetheless. :) And before anyone asks, I didn't even go get a drink... although I did have dinner with my girlfriend and was handed the drinks menu without even being asked, and despite her pestering didn't try. It's just not what I want to do heh.

So yeah... I'm 21. It's cool I guess lol. ^_^

(Oh, and loot!
  • $50
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan
  • Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse
  • BioShock Ultimate Rapture Edtion
  • T-shirt
  • )


A Challenger Approaches! - May Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting, Video Games May 31 2013 · 113 views
Pokemon, Pit, Kid Icarus and 2 more...
Here we go!

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Really, really happy with Pit and Charizard, despite the latter's box being completely ruined during shipping.

But yeeet agaaain, numerous Transformers figures have eluded me this month. Even online... Just can't be found whenever/wherever I look...

Also, after fixing the glitches I was having with BioShock Infinite (thank god that was very early in the game), I ended up thoroughly enjoying the game. Already did two playthroughs and got all of the achievements! ^_^ Can't wait for the DLC. Also probably getting 1 and 2 for my birthday haha.



XboxONE + Halo TV series!

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Television, Video Games May 21 2013 · 50 views
Xbox, Microsoft
Aside from being just about the worst name ever, I was pretty excited for the console reveal.

Until people started attacking it and insisting Sony's better in the three other places I was talking about it during the reveal. Even though I never tried to bring up any of that console war idiocy. Then of course they get mad at me for trying to defend things or tell them to take it elsewhere or whatever... but yeah, oh well.

Don't care about the EA sports games (at all) or Forza 5. Quantum Break sounded pretty cool, and getting 8 new franchises next year has me excited. And I hate to admit it, but the CoD: Ghosts talk actually had me somewhat interested, with the new engine touted and emphasis on campaign.

And the hardware sounds pretty decent. It sounded like they mentioned built-in video recording, which I'm very much looking forward to.

Oh, they did spend way too much time talking about using your gaming console to watch television, though... Too many features, not enough focus.

I'm definitely looking forward to E3 for bigger game reveals. But also for them to hopefully address the always-online rumor, which was not even alluded to here. (Current reports are saying after the conference, Microsoft confirmed the rumor false.) And of course the new no-used game rumor started today alongside the reveal... It doesn't affect me any since I only buy new games, but of course I understand why many would be concerned. Especially since the rumor says it ties games to an account, not even a single system.





Bioshock Infinite - Infuriating Already

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Video Games May 11 2013 · 50 views
Just finally bought Bioshock Infinite yesterday... and already it has me raging.

I keep getting reset really far back every time I load the game and hit continue. Like, hours of gameplay lost. After dealing with this twice, I did some Internet digging and found you can go to "Load Chapter" to find more recent ones... but dear lord, my most recent checkpoint is still not that close to where I left off. They are way too far apart.

It doesn't help that the autosave animation plays often, but seemingly doesn't actually do anything except lure you into a false sense of security.

So yeah. This is a massive, massive turnoff from the game. Legitimately frustrating to lose hours of gameplay for no reason. It really makes me want to not keep playing even.



Why USPS is Bankrupt

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting May 09 2013 · 91 views
Because of service like this:

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The boxes were worse; was even more caved when my sister picked it up from outside. Where it had been sitting who knows how long, because they never even tried ringing the door bell or notifying us anything was here. My sister had been up since 7 AM and had no clue it was here. A small correction: Apparently she did know, but forgot about it for a few hours. >_< Nonetheless, we didn't have to sign for it or anything. It was just dropped off.

The contents of the box being fine are the only thing keeping me from punching walls... or driving to the post office and saying some choice words I don't think I'd regret.



Mewtwo x Karzahni - April Haul

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Collecting Apr 30 2013 · 376 views
Pokemon, Mewtwo, Bionicle and 2 more...
So this month was pretty awesome. And that includes some of my haul.

First of all, thank you very, very much TheFMAlchemist63 for Karzahni & co. and Radiak. ^_^ They're all sets I've wanted for quite a long time and I'm very happy to have them.

And Mewtwo? Wow. If the D-Arts line had started with Pokémon, I think it'd be an even bigger success right now.

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Although, my Mewtwo is a little defective. :/ Came out of the package with a messed up right bicep; it popped off and shredded some of the peg when I first tried to turn it. Looks like the hole in the lower arm was misshapen. It went back on and stays, but posing is a nightmare because it just pulls on that connection instead of moving the arm at the shoulder like I want it to. And I sometimes need to "push" it in a little bit to look flush... But it's ultimately a collector's piece so will stay posed on the shelf most of the time, so I'm not too concerned.

I do wish I had some Transformers loot to show off too. I don't know whether it's laziness or I genuinely just couldn't find the time/justification to catch a bus and go out hoping to find something. And reports from other fans in my area saying there's nothing here didn't help. But once I'm home next week, I plan to finally go buy Bioshock Infinite, so that'll be a perfect opportunity to check out Wal-Mart too.

And D-arts Charizard is on his way. And I just ordered figma Pit and am awaiting confirmation on that... So next month should be pretty big heh.

Also... Gotta love Mewtwo's Shadow Ball effect part:

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Best Game! :D (and Six Semesters Down!)

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Video Games, School Apr 27 2013 · 99 views
Pac-Man, Clyde, Master Chief and 1 more...
So our game was voted best in the class! ^_^

For those wanting to check it out, here it is again.

And HERE is a link to (most of) the other games made by the class. I'm quite a fan of Neuro, Leecher, and Gravity Assist myself.

Overall the last day of classes for my sixth semester of college ended on quite the high note. Had a pizza party in one class and won a Pizza Hut gift card in another. And had a ton of fun gaming with my club last night.



Team Game - Final Release

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Video Games, School Apr 23 2013 · 390 views
Pac-Man, Halo, Tetris, Clyde
Well, it was for a school project, so time was limited. Otherwise I'd love to keep working on this. But here's what we managed to get together. ^_^

The Final Game!

(And for those of you that get frustrated, here's the final level :P)

I would have loved to have gotten in 10 more levels, but compared to other games in the class, 15 is a lot. And it seemed to get a pretty warm reception during yesterday's demo, too. Looking forward to tomorrow's now, although I'll probably be playing more of the others than watching people play mine.

It's also missing a "ghost vision" feature we tossed around quite a lot during development, but never quite got around to implementing. The hope was phasing would build into it, but alas that never came to be.



Re:BZPC #15

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Video Games, BZPower Apr 21 2013 · 122 views
Well, came in last in yet another BZPC. But I did thoroughly enjoy the change of pace this one presented. And of course, the post-game shenanigans were as fun as always. ^_^



Team Game So Far [Updated]

Posted by Electric Turahk , in School, Video Games Apr 17 2013 · 506 views
Clyde, Tetris, PacMan, Halo
I want to blog and didn't really know what to do.

EDIT: We've added 5 more levels and tweaked the player controls some.

So here's my game so far!

As of this post, there's only 5 workable levels. I'd especially appreciate some feedback on level 5... Whether it's too hard or anything else you think should be changed.

Oh! And the title screen is horrible, so here are some instructions. xP

Left/Right or A/D to move left and right.
Up/W/Space to jump
P activate phase mode. You can walk through walls 'n stuff.

Enjoy. ^_^



Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Television Apr 07 2013 · 212 views
Finally sat down and watched the first episode of Firefly last night with some friends.

I have to say... I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The only thing that seemed odd to me was that both in pacing and aesthetics it seemed very much more film-like than an episode of a TV show. That's not to its detriment at all, but was just a curios observation.

Don't know when I'll find time for the rest, but I have no doubt I'd like to watch it.



So Sick

Posted by Electric Turahk , in Personal Apr 04 2013 · 141 views

Flu outta nowhere. It is not fun.



Re: Prank

Posted by Electric Turahk , in School Apr 01 2013 · 177 views
April Fools Day, Prank
So my angry mood was spoiled by being intercepted by more people than I thought would be there before the meeting.

Instead, I played up the sadness. I acted very morose. Immediately had them asking if I was alright; that I seemed depressed. Played that out for the next half hour; stayed distant, outside the room, like I couldn't be around anyone. Then gave my speech about deciding to disband the club, apparently quite convincingly. They were pretty much speechless. As I closed the door, one of the girls pointed out it was April Fool's Day and they erupted in laughter. All went well if you ask me. :)



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