Sunday, July 29, 2007

Melty Blood Version B2 PC is OUT!


Monday, July 23, 2007

Death Lolita?

Cave's new game, thought to be some wacky combination of the Japanese words for "Angel" and other stuff, is now officially named "Death Lolita."

via Insert credit

Friday, July 20, 2007

Musings on poker

I find it sort of funny that poker is the only "tournament sport" where the larger the size of the field the less skill matters in the victory.
Even Magic doesn't follow this rule, though I'm not quite sure how that would hold if there was a 6000+ person Magic tournament.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Passive vs Active Safety

Some random clown (:3) named White_Knell linked an article about a new diet pill.
Reading the guy's blog though linked me to a Malcom Gladwell article, a rather interesting one.
Basically it takes the question of why people like SUVs even when the statistics of death are higher and brings up an interesting point of passive vs active safety.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

We're in your routers, hacking your government.

via Metafilter
Since I work in teleco now this is pretty damn interesting to me.
The way these guys made 29 patches to an OS without being detected is hardcore.

Monday, July 16, 2007



Sunday, July 15, 2007


This vid's actually old, but it captures Hevad perfectly so I couldn't pass on posting it.

Also, latest choice quote (he's still in with 17 people left!

Mad Respect for Khan

Hevad Khan finally played a hand, moving $800,000 into the pot in late position to fold the table. "Thank you," said Khan to the folders, "that was one bet in three orbits. I respect the fact that you respect me."

Hevad in WSOP

I have to say this is one of the funniest profiles I have ever read.
Anyway, a little stuff on Hevad.
Same high school, two years below, he was in Kenny's grade.
Gamer fiend, he basically taught all of us Starcraft (Kenny, Brady, me).
Guy really loved his games, and later it was poker.
He used to be known as DS-Strife for SC way back in the day, but when that went to shit and Testie got accused of hacking and whatnot he wanted a clean break, so his name became sG.Rain.
Seems like he stuck with it, cause his poker name was rainkhan, etc etc etc.
Used to play a lot of just neighborhood games with him.
A while back he quit?graduated (I never really pressed him on it) college and moved west to Cali to play poker full time.
Last year or so he made a splash by bankrolling half of Sanford's 2000 money match vs Duc Do.
Now it looks like he's on the road to becoming a millionaire.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The 5 Killers
I'm sortta liking where these Japanese/English anime hybrids are going.
Afro Samurai was downright fun.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Evangelion Re-Take

It's been a long long time since I watched Evangelion.
Again, it was one of the earlier series I watched, though not my first at all.
Problem is, the ending soured me on what was a great series for pretty much the rest of my life.
Even a remotely halfway decent ending combined with "first love" anime syndrome would have been enough to vault it into my most beloved (Magic Knight Rayearth, Escaflowne) series list.
Instead I just get a feeling of mild disappointment which slowly built to a "most overrated" stance because of the people who could actually seriously watch the movie and extract something more than a "FUCK YOU" out of its contents.
So deep!

However, when someone was talking about some random Evangelion doujin and how it was the greatest doujin he ever read and such, I admit it had me curious.
After all this guy doesn't really read doujins, and it was an odd person to come from.
Plus he said it was "adult," which had me even more curious, as he doesn't really touch the stuff. (Yeah, I on the other hand -_-a)
Anyway, so I decided sure, why not, and downloaded Re-Take 1, 2, 3, 0, 4, and AFTER.
It's to be read in that order.

Honestly, he was right.
The entire series is extremely well-written "what-if" piece that does incorporate both the anime and the movie into its premise, but retells the end of Eva as what some would say is what should have been the ending.
The art does a good job at imitating the old style to prevent artist shock, the character development is pretty off the hook, it still keeps a great deal of the mindfuck that makes Eva oh so special (but not eva movie fuck you mindfuck), and it wraps everything up nicely.
It's nice to see old friends grow spines :3
Anyway, highly recommended piece of work for any and all Evangelion fans and former fans (i.e. myself), just a warning that it IS for adult and not for kids, and there IS violence and sex in it.

By the way, it does go down Shinji x Asuka, so just a warning for the Rei doll lovers out there (well they do good by her, but it's not Shinji x Rei).

Temporary Direct DL link

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Arcana Heart PS2 October 11th

Two days after my birthday.
Get hype?