Mar 272011

Want to help Japan and get a cool Miku Nendoroid as well? Well you can by purchasing this cool Miku Support Version off the proxy site Yokatta. For every purchase, Good Smile Company will donate 1000 yen to the Japan Red Cross while Yokatta will make a 200 yen donation. That’s about $15. Not a bad contribution for just buying a figure. We all know the devastation that the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami has done to Japan. It’s never a good thing to see your fellow man suffer. So if you haven’t helped in some form or fashion, maybe now’s the time if you’re a figure collector (or Miku fan). I’ve given $10 to the Japan Salvation Army and to this really cool dude collecting donations in front of Kenka’s at St. Mark’s playing a shamisen.

Mar 272011

Sunday 3/27

The Nintendo 3DS was released! For a list of launch day games, check this IGN article. For their 3DS review, click here. For my first impressions, click here. Real quick: some people are saying that DS games look terrible on the 3DS. That’s because the 3DS has a higher resolution.  If you want to play DS games, you have to select the DS option on your 3DS.  For instructions how either: read the manual (duh) or check this IGN article.

Tuesday 3/29

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Genre: JRPG

Platform: Playstation Portable

Developer: Nihon Falcom

Publisher: Nihon Falcom (Japan), Xseed Games (North America)

For those of you familiar with The Legend of Heroes series, this should be a no-brain pick-up.  If you’re a fan of JRPG’s, then you might also want to give this a try.  Xseed Games has also brought the Ys games to North America.
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Mar 272011

So I finally got around to playing the beta of the latest official campaign for Left 4 Dead 2 called “Cold Stream”, which was released on March 22nd. The final version will be released along with the other four Left 4 Dead campaigns (Crash Course, Death Toll, Dead Air, and Blood Harvest) presumably some time after the release of Portal 2 on April 19th. One thing to note is that the creator of “Cold Stream” is the same person who created 2 Evil Eyes. Continue reading »

Mar 262011

*Strategies in bold denote one’s added by Judge

Ah Starcraft…the beloved Real-Time-Strategy game from Blizzard that everyone loves…especially South Koreans. But in today’s world, Starcraft 2 has caught the eyes of many more people than just Koreans. Europeans and the continent of North America (Canada and America) have had players come out and compete at some of the top levels of the Korean players. Starcraft 1 and its expansion, Brood War, was a very diverse game but only had very few strategies and counters, but when Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty came, all hell broke loose. The emergence of strategies and “How-to-do” style videos came out more and more and the more patches Blizzard makes, the more tweaks the strategies get. With the next addition to Starcraft 2 a year away (give or take a few months, who knows when Blizzard will release it), Wings of Liberty still has much to do. Here are some strategies that are both funny and standard gameplay strategies for all three races: Continue reading »