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Sail Among the Stars



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Pre-Scream Fortress

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Video Games Oct 22 2014 · 90 views

OMG

I can try out Scream Fortress 2013 now! Finally!
Consider my hype built.


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XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Video Games Oct 16 2014 · 88 views

For those who have played it... what sort of game should I be expecting? I think I heard that it's challenging, but that's about all I know?


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Best Ever 3: ROUND 2 VOTING IS OPEN!

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Best Ever, Video Games Oct 03 2014 · 181 views

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And so we enter the second round! Last round was stuffed full to the brim with decimations; in fact, the only two matchups that were even close were Agnes Oblige vs. Robin and Lucas vs. Professor Layton; while Professor Layton managed to win by a still-solid three votes at the last second, Agnes Oblige emerged victorious only after her matchup was tied at the last second, forcing a tiebreaker.

The matchups this round are interesting; both Luigi and Samus have won a prior tournament, and while Luigi missed out on the first "Best Ever", Samus has never fallen earlier than the third round (although she did fall to Luigi, no less). Of course, as the two winners that came the closest to losing last round, Agnes Oblige and Professor Layton shall be interesting to watch as they go head-to-head. Over on the villains side of the charts, GLaDOS is the sole remaining non-Nintendo villain, taking on Best Ever 2's runner up Hades. Another villain to watch is Fawful, who is one of the few characters to be included in all three "Best Ever" tournaments, and yet has advanced beyond the first round for the first time ever.

As always, a picture bracket (click for bigger) and a text bracket.

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Heroes
#1 Luigi (Super Mario) vs. #2 Samus Aran (Metroid)
#3 Pit (Kid Icarus) vs. #4 Link (The Legend of Zelda)
#5 Mega Man (Mega Man) vs. #11 Gordon Freeman (Half-Life)
#7 Agnes Oblige (Bravely Default) vs. #9 Professor Layton (Professor Layton)

Villains
#1 Hades (Kid Icarus) vs. #2 GLaDOS (Portal)
#3 Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda) vs. #4 Ridley (Metroid)
#6 Fawful (Super Mario) vs. #12 Majora (The Legend of Zelda)
#7 Porky Minch (Mother/Earthbound) vs. #8 Master Hand (Super Smash Bros.)

I vote for

Heroes
#1 Luigi
#4 Link
#5 Mega Man
#7 Agnes Oblige

Villains
#2 GLaDOS
#3 Ganondorf
#6 Fawful
#8 Master Hand


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Best Ever 3: VOTING ROUND 1!

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Best Ever, Video Games Oct 01 2014 · 296 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:

HEROES
#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)


VILLAINS
#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:

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

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


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BEST EVER 3 - PRELIMINARY VOTING! (VOTE NOW)

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Best Ever, Video Games Sep 29 2014 · 236 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:

Heroes
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)

Villains
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:

Heroes
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)

Villains
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.

Begin!

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

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


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The Legend of Legacy

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Video Games Sep 28 2014 · 52 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.


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THE BEST EVER! (Nominate Here!)

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Best Ever, Video Games Sep 27 2014 · 435 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:

Heroes
#1 Luigi (Super Mario)

Villains
#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!!


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YYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Video Games May 07 2014 · 137 views

HAHAHAHAHAHA
FINALLY
FINALLY
WE ARE GETTING GENERATION III REMAKES
 
WOOOOOOHOOOOO
 
SING TO THE STARS
 
Totally getting Omega Ruby
 
 
E: woops my original title broke stuff, needed less "e"s


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Skylanders: Trap Team

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Video Games Apr 23 2014 · 122 views

And this is the part of the show where Voltex is even happier that he never bought into this whole "use toys to play video games" business.
 
But he also realizes with sadness that if they do this with Pokemon or Nintendo characters in general, he will probably become broke.


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Radiant Historia

Posted by Voltex Oblige , in Video Games Apr 16 2014 · 62 views

This shall be my next great RPG adventure, in 9 steps:
 
Step 1: Find a copy of Radiant Historia
Step 2: Buy said copy of Radiant Historia
Step 3: Perform Step 7 immediately and decide that both are great, but Bravely Default is better
Step 4: Become broke because Radiant Historia ate all the money
Step 5: Play Radiant Historia
Step 6: Finish Radiant Historia or become bored with Radiant Historia (blasphemy!)
Step 7: Decide whether Radiant Historia or Bravely Default was better
Step 8: Buy Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Step 9: While playing Kirby: Triple Deluxe, begin search for next great RPG adventure to be transpired






What a Link

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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.

However, this does not mean we no longer want to kill the rest of you for evading death. In fact, we would like to destroy you all, because we feel like it and we're the bad guys, the latter of which we only just realised.

...You guys didn't realize we were the villains all along?

You thought I was a good guy? ? ?

A
Z
A
Z
MY NAME IS RIGHT THERE

None of us are actually competent. We run around like headless chickens, if headless chickens were capable of wielding assault rifles and broadswords.

Man
I'm gonna bluff you guys so hard you won't even know that I'm bluffing
Or maybe you will
Except
It'll be a quadruple bluff

NaNoWriMo 2014

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Tempus Resonat

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