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General Rambling - Work, Star Trek, Korra, ect.

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games, Real Life Jul 27 2014 · 84 views

Hey, folks. I thought I would pop in today and give a general life update since it has been awhile since I have done one.

I guess I'll start by mentioning how my job been going. Its been going pretty good, I think. I mean I still have it, so obvious that's good. XD And well, business wise we have been getting plenty of work this year (It is a bit slow this month, but that usually how it is in July since the company does have a little two week shut down at start of it.). So yeah, it been good.

I could probably ramble a lot about my job here, but I doubt it be that interesting for you folks to read. I don't really do anything exciting. I am just an office worker that handles database and planning stuff for the manufacturing of helicopter parts (Mostly hogout and sheet metal parts) in our machine shop. So yeah, probably not most interesting job to ramble about here. XD

Alright, so moving on, I guess I could mention here that I finished Star Trek: The Next Generation last weekend. I got say after watching it, I can definitely see why people like Star Trek. It's a great series. I must admit though I was sad to see TNG end though. I am going to miss Picard and his crew. Speaking of Star Trek, I just started watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine this weekend and I got say I am liking it so far. (I am currently watching it as I write this actually. XD I am on Season 1, Episode 11.)

Okay, I think I ramble enough about Star Trek here. Hm...Let's see what else can talk about. Well, Book 3 of Korra has been pretty good so far. I am a bit disappointed that Spirits hadn't been involved in this book's plot though. I mean I would expected them to play a bigger role in story since Harmonic Convergence occurred.

That being said, I like the storylines for this season, especially the backstory about Lin's family. I would ramble more about Korra series, but I don't want to end up accidentally spoil something for people that I hadn't watch the latest season yet.

So moving right along, uh... I was going talk about video games. I hadn't really play much this week, outside of Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Which I mostly went on to clean up Redbrook since I planning to try and get back into the game.).

Hm...I probably should finish 999 at some point. I only like two ending away from 100% it. Oh, and I probably should start Edgeworth's Ace Attorney at some point. XD So many games to play yet so little time.

Alright, I think I rambled enough about stuff here. It was probably a boring read really. I am sorry for that. Uh...I guess while I am here, I might as well wish BZPower a belated birthday since anniversary week ends today. Happy Birthday, BZPower! I hope the site lives to see another 13 years. Hopefully I'll still be around to see this great site continue to grow with time.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2014


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Steam Summer Sale Report & General Rambling...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Steam, Video Games Jun 30 2014 · 122 views

Hey, folks. I thought I should pop in today and share what I brought from Summer Steam Sale this year. So without further ado, here's my list:

For Myself:
- The Wolf Among Us, Sale Price: $8.49 (Normal Price: $24.99)
- The Walking Dead, Sale Price: $6.24 (Normal Price: $24.99)

Total spent on self: $14.73
Total saved on self: $35.25

For others (Gifts):
- The Witcher: Enhanced Edtion (2 Copies), Sale Price: $1.99 X 2 = $3.98 (Normal Price: $9.99 X 2 = $19.98)
- The Witcher 2 (2 Copies), Sale Price: $3.99 X 2 = $7.98 (Normal Price: $19.99 X 2 = $39.98)
- Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary, Sale Price: $13.59 (Normal Price: $39.99)
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2 Copies), Sale Price: $14.99 X 2 = $29.98 (Normal Price: $29.99 X 2 = $59.98)
- The Wolf Among Us (2 Copies), Sale Price: $8.49 X 2 = $16.98 (Normal Price: $24.99 X 2 = $49.98)
- The Last Remnant, Sale Price: $2.49 (Normal Price: $9.99)
- The LEGO Movie Video Game, Sale Price: $7.49 (Normal Price: $29.99)

Total spent on others: $82.49
Total saved on others: $167.40

Max Total Spent: $97.22
Max Total Saved: $202.65

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Well, that's pretty much everything that I brought for this Steam Sale. Yeah, I know I brought more stuff for others rather than myself. I can't help it. XD

In other news, I am on vacation from work this week (Like usually since we always have a couple of shut down weeks in July.). I can't say I have any plans really, outside of work on making something for BioniLUG display for BrickFair VA. That and well, driving practice since I would like to try to get my license by November this year.

Speaking of BrickFair VA, I don't think I mention this here yet, but I did buy visitor tickets for that. So you folks might see me on the Saturday visitor day (Assuming nothing comes up.). I try my best to say hello, if I do end up being there.

Alright, that's enough from me. I hope you all have a great day and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers.

- JMJ 2014


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General Rambling: Apollo Justice, Life, ect.

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Real Life, Video Games, Random May 26 2014 · 121 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in today and let you all know how things are going lately since it has been awhile.
 
Hm...Where to begin? Well, to start right off, I beat Apollo Justice yesterday. I must say it was fun ride, especially that last case.
 
Really that case alone kind tipped my opinion of the game from being mixed to loving it. I just love how all threads from Apollo's cases all seem to come together for that case. It was great. That and well, I really like the characters in this game (Ema, Prosecutor Gavin, Apollo Justice, ect.).
 
So with that said, where I rank this game in comparison to three other games? Well, let's take a look, folks.
 
- Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
- Ace Attorney: Apollo Justice
- Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright
- Ace Attorney: Justice For All
 
Hm...I should probably note that I actually would probably Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice on equal ground (as in they both would been number 2 on my list). But I felt new mechanics introduced in Apollo Justice did give a bit of an edge, so I ended up placing it ahead of Phoenix Wright for that reason.
 
*shrugs* Really its kind hard ranking these games as for most part, I like them all a lot. So yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if how I am ranking these games now suddenly changes if I were to play one of them again.
 
But anyway, with Apollo Justice done, I guess I'll be moving on to Ace Attorney Investigations now. I am not sure if I am going start it today though (Considering its like almost 10 PM here, I don't exactly have time to start it anyway today.). I might wait till the weekend.
 
Alright, moving right along, I guess I'll talk a bit about life here. Uh...Not much is really going on me, beside usual stuff (Go to work, sit on my computer for hours on end, ect.). *shrugs*
 
I guess its worth mentioning that my sister got her license recently (and well, a car. She has Chevrolet Spark.), so I guess I probably be working on getting mines now. Well, actually there is not guessing involved since they bugged me for major of this weekend about it. That being said I hadn't actually gone out driving this weekend. It just...I don't really feel very comfortable about the idea right now. *shrugs*
 
Uh...I was going to ramble about more stuff here, but considering how late it is now, I should probably just call it here. I am sorry if this entry was kind of a dull read. I hope you all have a great day and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers. 
 
- JMJ 2014


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So I've been playing 999...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games Apr 06 2014 · 112 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in really quick before I head to bed to let you all know that I have been playing 999 since some of you said I should last entry (I am taking a break from Apollo Justice. I'll probably get back to it next week.).
 
And well, I am loving it. I definitely don't regret picking up this game. So far I have gotten three endings in it ("Coffin Ending," "Sub Ending," and "Ax Ending") and I am planning on trying and do the "Safe Ending" and "True Ending" after work tomorrow (I plan on doing the "Knife Ending" after those two since my desire for answers is too strong. XD).
 
But yeah, that's what I been doing all this weekend. Not sure what else to say really. Hm...I guess I could share more of my thoughts here on it later after I have gotten all the endings, if you folks want me to. Let me know if you do (Obviously though, I am not going to talk too indepth about it as I don't want spoil anything for anyone.).
 
Well, I should probably head to bed. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2014


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March Loot and Rambling

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Video Games, Random Mar 30 2014 · 110 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in and share my loot for this month. So yeah, here's a picture of my loot.
 
Alright, so now you seen, I guess I'll talk about it a little here. Well, the plushie I don't really have anything to say about, beside that I thought it would be cool thing to have.
 
As for Ace Attorney Investigations, I decided to pick that one since chronologically it occurs before new Ace Attorney game on 3DS. That and well, I like Edgeworth, so I thought it would be interesting to see things from his side of the court. Of course, I won't be playing it until I beat Apollo Justice, which actually shouldn't be too much longer since I am on case 3 now.
 
Hm...While I am on subject of Apollo Justice, I must say I am enjoying so far. I mean yes, I do have a bit of mixed feelings about some things in the game. But overall it been a fun experience. Oh, I especially like Apollo, Trucy, Prosecutor Gavin, and Detective Skye.
 
Alright, moving right along, the last thing that I brought this month was a copy of Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva film. My reasoning for buying that has to do with the fact that I kind want to tackle this game series next after I have finished all US released titles for the Ace Attorney series.
 
And well, I didn't find any affordable copies of Professor Layton games yet. But I noticed that film was rather cheap, so I decided to pick it up. I got say I thought the film was pretty good and it makes me kind of want break my promise to myself by continuing play Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (I brought a eShop copy of that awhile back.). *shrugs*
 
Well, that's pretty much it for this entry. Actually I guess while I am here, I could show this. Its DS game that I found while doing some cleaning.
 
I think I must of brought it last year. I don't recall my reasoning for getting it. Although I think some of you folks might of been talking about it here at one point, so I may decided to get it to see what it about. Of course, I never did check it out. XD
 
I guess I could play it after I done with Ace Attorney series. *shrugs* What you folks think? Just wondering.
 
Alright, I rambled enough for today. I apologize if this was kind of boring read. I hope you all have a great day and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2014


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General Rambling: Ace Attorney...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Video Games Mar 18 2014 · 98 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in today to mention that I beat Trials and Tribulations in Ace Attorney series yesterday!
 
I think played it for like eight hours yesterday and I ended up being so engrossed with it that I stay up to two in the morning to beat it. XD So yeah, I was really hook on this game and I am already itching to play Apollo Justice (Which I am probably going start as soon as I done writing this entry.).
 
And of course, now I don't know what else to say here, especially considering I just load the title screen of Apollo Justice on my 3DS right now. XD
 
Well, I guess I can give you my general opinions of this series.  Although I guess it is given that I greatly enjoy and have a lot of fun playing these games, I mean I do kind of blow up on Twitter whenever I am playing one of them (I try avoid posting spoilers on the games there, so its mostly just me sharing a quote from the game that I thought was funny and some occasionally thoughts on a case here and there). XD
 
Hm...If I had rank the games that I played so far, I think I would rank them as follows:
 
- Trials and Tribulations: Okay, this is probably not surprising really as I have played this one more recently. But well, I enjoyed a lot cases in this one, especially the final one (Which might just be my favorite of the entire series so far.).
 
It also has cases where you play as Mia Fey (Who I honestly would love see get her own Ace Attorney series.). And of course, Prosecutor Godot is in this and I rather like him (Although I wouldn't go so far as to claim he is my favorite Prosecutor as that spot still kind of taken by Edgeworth as well, I played three games where he has appeared and I have seen him grow into one of best Prosecutor in the game series [I say this because his interest has always been on getting justice. Not just beating Phoenix as some Prosecutors seem so dead set on.]).
 
It also did a great job of tying the three games together, which I rather liked. Although I am annoyed that the seen to have forgotten that a certain prosecutor was planning to return a certain piece of evidence to Phoenix the next time they met (REF: This loose thread is from the ending of the second game.). But well, that's just a tiny detail really, so it doesn't hurt me liking this game. Oh, and the music is pretty great! 
 
- Justice For All: Again, this might be a case of I played this more recently than the first game really. Still though, I feel like it improved the game with the cool new feature, "Psyche-Lock". Miss von Karma also a pretty cool prosecutor. Oh, and my favorite case in this one was the last one.
 
Hm...If I had to say anything negative about this game, its that it only four cases rather than five cases.
 
- Ace Attorney: Eh...There is not much to say here (I say this because it has been a few months since I played this one.), beside that while I do like original game, I feel like its sequels did a good job improving on the format set up here. That and well, Edgeworth plays a big part in this game and he is well, my favorite prosecutor. Oh, cases 4 & 5 were my favorites in this one.
 
Alright, I think I ramble enough here about the Ace Attorney series. Apologizes if this was boring for you folks. I hope you all have a great day today and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers. *clicks start on 3DS*
 
- JMJ 2014


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New PC & Ace Attorney Games...

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games Feb 09 2014 · 108 views

Hey, folks. I thought pop in again to let you know that I got my new PC last Wednesday.
 
Yeah, I know I am kind of late to talk about this (Technically I did say it was coming in last entry though.). But well, I was busy playing around with it, so I didn't really bother to go on BZPower for past few days.
 
Eh...To be honest, I don't have a lot to talk about it really. Outside of well, it looks like it can run the majority of Steam games, so I might be more active there now. Although I doubt I'll be playing a lot of multiplayer stuff on there since I doubt anyone wants to do that stuff with me really. And beside, I tend to play mostly single-player games anyway. *shrugs*
 
Oh, and this PC is Windows 8, which got say after four days with it, it actually doesn't seem too bad. I mean I am not saying it is greatest interface for a computer in the world as honestly I rather have Windows 7 as OS instead. But well, I have managed to get it to work for my purposes, so I can't complain. (Its kind of funny that I can get the hang of Windows 8 in a way. But if you ask me how to use a smartphone, I would be completely clueless. XD)
 
Hm...You know it kind of weird that even though I can play my Steam games now, I hadn't really play any games on my PC really, outside of Gone Home (Which yes, I know some would argue that is not really a game per say. But well, I liked it. I thought it was a fun little exploration game with an interesting story. *shrugs*).
 
I am not sure why really. I guess it might be because I don't have a controller that can work on a PC (I find keyboard controls to be a bit of pain, especially WASD for movement. That might just because I don't know how to type properly.), so I am kind of waiting till I get one before I actually play more of my Steam library.
 
Well, I guess the other reason that I hadn't been playing much of my Steam library is probably because I jumped back into Ace Attorney series this week and man, I am loving these games. I just beat Justice For All yesterday and that last case was great. Oh, and I am actually playing Trials and Tribulations while I write this; so yeah, I been kind of hooked on these games lately. XD
 
That's all I really have talk about here today. Well, I guess while I am here, I should mention that no, I have not seen the LEGO Movie since I was planning on waiting till 22nd when BZPower Virigina meetup for it is going to happen (Although considering how bad the weather has been lately, I kind doubt I'll be able to make it. *shrugs*). So yeah, no spoilers, please.
 
Alright, thanks for taking time to read this, folks. I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2014


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A Blast from the Past: ColecoVision Edition with General Rambling

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games, LEGO Feb 03 2014 · 90 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in today really quick to share something that I found while I was doing some house cleaning on Saturday.
 
So yeah, as the title say, I found an old gaming console (Its from early 80s), called ColecoVision, as well as fifteen or so games for it.
 
Hm...I really don't have much to say about it, beside showing these pictures, since I hadn't really had the chance yet to test if it still works. Although I guess I should explain where we got it from since as my profile shows I definitely was not born in the 80s or earlier.
 
Now I could be misremembering this, but I believe we got this system from my Uncle back around the time that Donkey Kong 64 came out. I don't remember exact reason why my Uncle gave us this system, but I believe it might been to show us what games were like before N64 era (Mind you, we have technically seen that already in a way since my sister has a SNES and all. *shrugs*). As far as what I remember playing on it, the only game that I remember playing was Frogger.
 
Oh, and we do have driving wheel expansion for this, but I believe we probably broke that expansion as I can't find the pedal for it anywhere.
 
That's about it really. Well, I guess I could answer what I plan to do with it after I test to see if it works at all. I am inclined to say I might keep it since it is a nice piece of history and all. *shrugs*
 
In other news, I should be getting a new PC in a few days. It is Windows 8, so that's going to be a challenge to try to master and all. But well, I guess it might be a good thing. I mean I might actually be able to play some of my Steam games, assuming graphic card is not too terrible (Its an AMD Radeon 8760.).
 
Hm...Moving on to some LEGO stuff, I managed to check out the new season of Ninjago this week and I thought it was pretty good. I'll tag rest of my thoughts in a spoiler tag for those that hadn't seen it yet.
 
Spoiler

 
Okay, its getting kind of late here, so I should probably wrap up my thoughts here and head to bed.
 
That should be easy since I only really have one thought left to share and that is: Do you folks think I should maybe try and check out Philly Brick Fest in April? I been thinking about it lately and it definitely close enough that I could realistically go to it. But well, I don't know. The thought of meeting a bunch of new people and the fact that I am not a great MOCer and all kind of scare me off from idea.
 
Alright, I think I rambled enough here for today. I hope you all have a great day and thank you for taking the time to read this. Talk to you later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2014


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Pokemon Y

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Pokemon, Video Games Jan 12 2014 · 114 views

Hey, folks. I thought I pop in again since I want to ask you folks something (Although considering my luck with my last entry, it might not be worth ask here at all. *shrugs*).
 
Basically I want to ask you folks: What starters should I pick for Pokemon Y? I am mostly asking this because I am probably going start playing that tomorrow (after work, obviously), so I can get the event Torchic before it ends on the 15th. That and well, I thought it be cool to give you some power with this Pokemon journey and have you pick out my starters at least.
 
So yeah, here's your choices for my starters: 
 
Kalos Starters:
- Fennekin
OR
- Chespin
 
Kanto Starters:
- Squirtle
OR
-Bulbasaur
 
For those wondering why Froakie and Charmander are not listed, that's because my Pokemon X team already having them.
 
Hm...I just thought of another question for you folks. Could you give me a name and nickname for my character in Y? I already named my X character JMJ, so I thought just now that maybe I should give you a choice in that as well.
 
So yeah, that's about it really. I guess I can mention while I have you here that I got the DVD for Pacific Rim yesterday. I am probably going rewatch it sometime next week (Hm...I also need to get around to watch more Doctor Who at some point.). That should be fun. :)
 
Alright, that's enough from me. *yawn* Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a good day. Talk to you all later.
 
- JMJ 2014


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General Holiday Rambling

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Random, Video Games Dec 24 2013 · 68 views

Hey, folks. I am just popping in real quick to give a little update since I feel share some things with ya.
 
So yeah, I guess I'll start off by saying I expected my LEGO City: Undercover review to be up sometime this weekend, assuming I don't procrastinate. XD
 
As for what I been doing the past few days, I just been playing video games and watching videos mostly. So yeah, not exactly a very productive break so far. But well, I am enjoying having this free time to do stuff like this, so I can't complain really.
 
Oh, and I finished the first Phoenix Wright game the other day. It was pretty great. I am glad I decided to check the series out and I can't wait to continue Justice for All (I finished Case 1 in that yesterday.).
 
Hm...Speaking of games, does anyone want the Humble Bundle Steam Keys for Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Magicka: Wizard Wars, Napoleon: Total War, Shank 2, Torchlight, Awesomenauts, Sanctum: Collection, and Rust? I can't say I have any use for these (I mean my computer is kind of a toaster, after all.), so I thought I should give it to someone that could use to them. So yeah, let me know if you want them.
 
Alright, I think I ramble enough here. After all, I don't want to keep you folks here too long reading my boring blog here, so that's all from me for today. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope you all have a great day. Talk to you later, BZPers.
 
- JMJ 2013






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