Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Microsoft Taiwan makes a Silverlight Christmas dating sim

What the fuck? I didn't even know there were four Silverlight sisters.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


It’s possible for a sound to get played and then get canceled out by a rollback, which would of course be very confusing. I had to add some code that not only tracks every single instance of a sound being played, but what’s even more fun is that it has to check to make sure that the same sound wasn’t started on a later frame, so it doesn’t accidentally cancel something out that was just moved up a bit.

So you want to program games?
Hope to God you are as hardcore as mauve.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010



God Beatrice sounds hilarious.

Anyway further shit:
Ange: Stun Boost (She gets a lot more hit stun on her attacks)
Battler: Resurrection (He heals life)
Beatrice: InfinitySP (One super she chooses costs nothing?!)
Lucifer: Attack Touch (Can tag in even if she is in waiting status)
Kanon: Silent Attack (Seals opponents SP gain when he hits them? Or makes them gain less, not sure.)
Shanon: Auto Guard (What it says...sort of vague, I don't know if it means you don't have to block mixups yourself or what.)
Eva: Berserk (??? Probably more damage)
Chester: Break Boost (Almost positive that she does increased guard damage)
Virgilia: ??? (???)
Ronove: Counter Boost (??? Guessing he does retardo damage off CH)

Serious thoughts.
Siesta looks ridiculous, guard damage is really absurd plus arrow spammy character along with rushdown type normals.
Not sure about Beatrice, she sure is elegant looking though.
Also if Shannon's shit lets her not have to block mixups she will be easy ass scrub character.


Actual play footage.

So Keits posts three times about this game on SRK front page and Stupid Retarded Kids explode because of too much anime.
Also lol, Japan more pessimistic than #Umineko because "oh no combo game."
Also damage is spelled DAMEGE aka DAME GE- aka "do not want game"

Anyway analysis:
It is a tag game, lifebars seem shared between characters, super meter is not.
There are three life bars total per pair.
Tagging is called "Touch."
Canceling an attack into a tag attack is called "Attack Touch."
Bursting out of hitstun into a tag switch costs two meters of your sub and is called "Damage Touch."
You can combo into and out of tags.
There is a life gain mechanic of some sort.
There is a guard meter.
There is a shitload of projectiles.
The toolshed stage either phases in and out of normal and ritual or it's some type of game effect (think arcana activations in AH1 and AH2).
Backed up by the fact that in the clip after Lucifer goes into snap finger pose and the background changes.
Beatrice has something called "Infinity SP"
Battler has something called "Ressurection"
Kanon has something called "Silent Attack"
Shanon has something called "Auto Guard"
Eva has something called "Berserk"
Chester has something called "Break Boost"
Lucifer has something called "Attack Touch" (different than normal attack touch?)
Ronove has something called "Counter Boost"

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Holy fuck get out of my head Japan!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010

Asians don't age, they in fact reverse age!

From elderly white man to young asian dude.
And here I thought the plot of Mission Impossible 2 depended way too much on the face change gimmick.

My guess is either:
1. Chinese political dissident or criminal or something
2. North Korean

Chinese hands NK escapees back to NK, I wonder if you were able to seek asylum in Hong Kong before the revertsal of ownership.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Frontier Aja has more money than God

Touhouvania II cast:
Sakuya Izayoi: Sawashiro Miyuki (Mint of Galaxy Angel, Shinku of Rozen Maiden, Aruru of Utawarerumono)
Remilia Scarlet: Kitamura Eri
Patchouli Knowledge: Rikimaru Noriko (Manaka of To Heart 2)
Flandre Scarlet: Kanemoto Hisako (Ika Musume of Ika Musume)
Hong Meiling: Satou Satomi (Ritsu of K-ON!)
Reimu Hakurei: Satou Rina (Negi of Negima, Haruka of Minami-Ke, Mikoto Misaka of To Aru Majutsu no Index)
Marisa Kirisame: Shintani Ryoko (Xianghua of Soul Calibur, Milfeulle of Galaxy Angel, Sae of Hidamari Sketch)
Alice Margatroid: Tomatsu Haruka (Ai from Idolmaster DS, Nagi from Kannagi, Lala from To Love-Ru)
Yukari Yakumo: Endou Aya (Leanne from Resonance of Fate, Miyuki of Lucky Star, Sheryl of Macross Frontier)
Yuyuko Saigyouji: Shiina Hekiru (Haruka from Dream Club Zero, Hikaru from Magic Knight Rayearth)
Youmu Konpaku: Hirohashi Ryou (Kyou from Clannad, Rakka from Haibane Renmei, Sora from Kaleido Star)
Ran Yakumo: Kobayashi Yu (Setsuna of Negima, Mariya of Maria Holic, Kaere Kimura of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
Chen: Shintani Ryoko
Komachi Onozuka: Tomatsu Haruka

Friday, October 29, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mizuumi site redesign

Bellreisa's making a serious attempt to make Mizuumi somewhat legitimate.
Wish him luck.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blizzard bans single player cheaters

That sound?
That's the sound of the entire Diablo mod community shitting its pants.
Terrible precedent, you KNOW this shit is going to be in Diablo 3.
And with SC2's terrible editor limitations already (they recently banned a typing of the dead style UMS because the dictionary included the word 'dyke') Blizzard seems well on their way to stifling any 3rd party development, even for single player.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Italian Magic Girl Leather


The more I think about it the more the fact it was just the intro really points to it just being the same sample being used.

Monday, October 04, 2010

New Jersey

I'm officially living in it.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Recettear is awesome

I...I think I'll be all right dad!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Jiyuna stories

[10:34] <jiyunaJP> hellow everyone
[10:34] <jiyunaJP> i got drunk today
[10:34] <jiyunaJP> and went to game vamos
[10:34] <jiyunaJP> aka the BB arcade in nagoya
[10:34] <jiyunaJP> the usual crew was there; but HIMAJIN was playing
[10:34] <jiyunaJP> himajin; aka the SBO litchi
[10:34] <jiyunaJP> who beat me 5-0 last time
[10:35] <jiyunaJP> first i played on the red vewlix; because thats where the crowd was gathered
[10:35] <jiyunaJP> and watching some tao fight cpu
[10:35] <jiyunaJP> even though there are 4 setups...everyone was watching tao fight cpu (i dont know why)
[10:36] <jiyunaJP> i beat the tao 3-0 in close, well played matches
[10:36] <jiyunaJP> then everyone moved to the sega cabs and left me to fight cpu ( fuck japan)
[10:36] <jiyunaJP> i finished arcaded mode and watched as the sega cabs got full (so 3 setups, 6 players on sega cabs. me playing alone on red vewlix.) fuck japan
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> finish story mode, get up and go stand at a sega cab that SBO litchi is playing on. wait for my turn
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> SBO litchi has 4 wins, its my turn
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> play him, win first 2 rounds, lose next 2 rounds, neither of us has burst for final round
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> i win
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> 1-0 me
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> next game, just as close, but i win again
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> 2-0 me
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> next games are close, but he cleanly beats me
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> 2-1 him
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> next game close, but i fucking drop combo and hes mashing airthrow during last round
[10:38] <jiyunaJP> he wins
[10:39] <jiyunaJP> 2-2
[10:39] <jiyunaJP> final game, im up 2-1 rounds, i still have two burst
[10:39] <jiyunaJP> i use BOTH bursts during 4th round but still lose
[10:39] * jiyunaJP ( Quit (Read error: Connection reset by peer)
[10:40] * jiyunaJP ( has joined #blazblue
[10:40] <jiyunaJP> lol internet. fuck this fucking shitty country
[10:40] <jiyunaJP> but anyway
[10:40] <jiyunaJP> 2-2 games
[10:40] <jiyunaJP> 2-2 rounds
[10:40] <jiyunaJP> he has 1 burst, i have none
[10:40] <jiyunaJP> final round, he whiffs DP
[10:40] <jiyunaJP> i 5b (dont bait burst) 3c (jump back barrier)
[10:40] <jiyunaJP> he bursts, i IB
[10:41] <jiyunaJP> and rape him, win game
[10:41] <jiyunaJP> win 3-2
[10:41] <jiyunaJP> yell in japanese
[10:41] <jiyunaJP> "ARENT YOU THE SBO LITCHI!?
[10:41] <yeknom> how did you say it in jp
[10:41] <yeknom> wow what a dick
[10:41] <yeknom> lol
[10:41] <L-Knight> lollll
[10:41] <yeknom> pretty good
[10:41] <Rei____> lolllll
[10:41] <L-Knight> stay american
[10:41] <EvilLinkz> hahaha
[10:41] <St1ckBuG_> lollll
[10:41] <jiyunaJP> yo fuck japan
[10:41] <EvilLinkz> I think he was drunk
[10:42] <yeknom> bringing american shit talk to japan
[10:42] <L-Knight> what did he do
[10:42] <yeknom> orz
[10:42] <jiyunaJP> its not even drunk shit talk
[10:42] <jiyunaJP> how are there gonna be 8 people
[10:42] <jiyunaJP> that dont play me
[10:42] <jiyunaJP> and go to different cab to play each other
[10:42] <L-Knight> did they get tight/leave
[10:42] <jiyunaJP> even when im being friendly
[10:42] <jiyunaJP> joking around
[10:42] <jiyunaJP> like during a ragna mirror, i got baited hard
[10:43] <jiyunaJP> and ate a YAMI NI KUWARERO
[10:43] <jiyunaJP> or whatever
[10:43] <jiyunaJP> and i yelled
[10:43] <jiyunaJP> like i give them props when they do good
[10:43] <jiyunaJP> when i do good....they run to different cab
[10:43] <jiyunaJP> fucking nerds
[10:43] <L-Knight> you look mad all the time
[10:43] <EvilLinkz> lol
[10:43] <L-Knight> youre too muscular
[10:43] <EvilLinkz> you're not japanese
[10:43] <Rei____> too american
[10:44] <Rei____> at least in CF they had only one cab
[10:44] <L-Knight> ive had people just watch me do arcade mode
[10:44] <Rei____> so people were forced to play you or wait it out lol
[10:44] <L-Knight> at cf
[10:44] <jiyunaJP> but thats because you're too good LK
[10:44] <jiyunaJP> these people arent scared of me
[10:44] <jiyunaJP> they my level
[10:45] <jiyunaJP> they just wont play me
[10:45] <jiyunaJP> oh yeah
[10:45] <jiyunaJP> and then the kicker
[10:45] <jiyunaJP> after i had my BB drama
[10:45] <jiyunaJP> i left and went to different arcade
[10:45] <jiyunaJP> and bought 2 strong drinks from conbini
[10:45] <jiyunaJP> got drunk, had fun games with troll rachel
[10:45] <jiyunaJP> then came back to serious arcade
[10:45] <jiyunaJP> no more BB....but 2 dudes were playing GUNDAM
[10:46] <FL|alz> lol damn
[10:46] <EvilLinkz> lol
[10:46] <jiyunaJP> i never played gundam before, but i always wanted to
[10:46] <jiyunaJP> so i played 2 games and got raped
[10:46] <jiyunaJP> then walked to other side and asked
[10:46] <jiyunaJP> well i said
[10:46] <jiyunaJP> "you guys really are too strong for me. who's the strongest gundam in this game"
[10:46] <jiyunaJP> they both were like "i dont know..............."
[10:46] <Rei____> lol
[10:46] <yeknom> lol
[10:47] <EvilLinkz> lol
[10:47] <Rei____> I thought it was something like turn-A
[10:47] <yeknom> you gotta realize also that a lot of jp people, especially otaku
[10:47] <EvilLinkz> turn A da gawd
[10:47] <yeknom> will avoid all conversations with gaijin
[10:47] <jiyunaJP> so i was like "well, whos a good gundam to use. its my first time playing"
[10:47] <jiyunaJP> "i dont know............."
[10:47] <yeknom> to avoid having a difficult conversation
[10:47] <jiyunaJP> yeknom: ive been here for two months
[10:47] <jiyunaJP> i know how to make myself sound humble/shitty

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Office

Is large enough to get lost in going to the kitchen four times.
I keep doing endless laps trying to find people.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Satoshi Kon's last words

Sayonara (Goodbye)

How could I forget, May 18th of this year.

I received the following pronouncement from a cardiovascular doctor at Musashino Red Cross Hospital.

"It's the latter stages of pancreatic cancer. It's metastasized to several bones. You have at the most half a year left to live."

I have seen Perfect Blue and Millennium Actress and thought both were insane/amazing.
I think it's about time I pick up the rest of his work.
via Makiko Itoh

Daigo thread on 2ch


169 :俺より強い名無しに会いにいく:2010/08/26(木) 23:32:21 ID:OpBL3OYp0

[11:23] <fubarduck> "I don't want them to call us fanboys. "Believer" or "Fanatic" is more appropriate. Simply put, Umehara isn't human, so his believers aren't "fans". It's just like worshiping a god, and we are carrying that kind of sacredness"

And in this instant it became abundantly clear that 2ch is filled with the same trolls and morons as SRK.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Stripfighter IV

So there's this game by the name of Stripfighter IV, which is obviously a terrible parody of Street Fighter.
It's the latest in the longest series of pretty deranged adult fighters from this one doujin circle group.
Anyway, there was some Japanese player named Stripfighter, but I knew of the game first, so any time someone would mention him in an IRC channel I'd be like wait the game or the player?
Anyway, turns's both.
I thought the player Stripfighter was trolling with his name from the game, but it turns out he's actually the guy who MAKES Stripfighter.
So instead of merely funny he rises to legendary status.

lolcombos by hyperhal

Monday, August 16, 2010

Kannagi starting again

She's cured!
or something.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

US Army + Maritan...officially?

So the US Army in Japan is working on an official joint project with the Maritan people people about 50 years of US-JP military alliance.
For those of you unfamiliar with Maritan, the creator released a bunch of educational English help books:

Completely using Full Metal Jacket quotes.
Yes I'm not joking.

Anyway this has to be the best or worst idea ever.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dropping the hammer

So our head accountant got let go today.
Literally she walked in the morning and was told through a phone call.
None of us knew except HR.
Passwords/backups/data/mail/hardware/bank accounts all this shit has to be scrambled together before end of day.
Her Indian counterparts are going WTF?
We're going WTF?
Seriously usually you give something like this 1-2 weeks for a transition.
Not here.
HR also would not tell me how long they had known about her upcoming release for.
Like give me a fucking break, respect the procedure but at least make it easier for everyone else who has to pick up the slack left by a GAPING HOLE in our team.
She has no replacement, I don't know who on accounting is going to take over her duties.
Standard India.

Also, I got Starcraft 2 in the mail for 45$.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

More Taiwanese News

Who is making these!?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Twinkle Queen

Your daily morning sadlife FTG.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


No I don't know why this shit uploaded sideways.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Women's SSIV

Post 1 of 9000
<Cicada-> cuz hte match ended, and stephanie went for a hand shake "can i get ah andshake? no? what about a hug?"

Lol shittalk.
Apparently Stephanie (Bison cosplayer, very cute) walked forward and pressed roundhouse (with Bison of course) and Sherry couldn't deal with it.

In the end though I only had faith in Kayane, and even she didn't look her best in the finals.
Probably cause she was used to fighting real players not random wake up Ultra 2 from Gouken.
Dumbing down your play doesn't look pretty but it's what you have to do against low level.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010


Back from Taiwan, off to Vegas like...tomorrow.
Cosmic Break needs to stop being addictive.
Work is moving to New Jersey supposedly some time in August.
I have a lot of things on my mind now.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Team Sp00ky Introduction

Rithli's finished a short introduction.
Rithli-level polish as always.
See you gimps in Vegas for EVO on the 8th.
Wonder how Caesar's is compared to the Rio last year, that place was amazing.

Monday, May 31, 2010


(5/31/2010 2:11:36 PM) uber_awesome_piggy: :V is super useful
(2:11:41 PM) uber_awesome_piggy: i am addicted to it now

The army grows.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Windows 7 mascot Nanami

Garish pink Comic Sans font on purpose

Wow didn't expect this.
Microsoft officially acknowledged the Nanami OS-Tan as the OS-Tan of Windows 7 and bought her rights.
Then they got Nana Mizuki to voice her.
The result is the advertisement you see here...

Sometimes I think MS Japan is on another planet than MS USA.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Police now more concerned with numbers than accountants are.

As a result, the tapes show, the rank-and-file NYPD street cop experiences enormous pressure in a strange catch-22: He or she is expected to maintain high "activity"—including stop-and-frisks—but, paradoxically, to record fewer actual crimes.

Busy work at its finest.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Food moe

JP pastries at work today

Unfortunately the second I saw the chocolate cornet all I could think of was that stupid anime.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Tougeki scared of Evo, adds MBAA 2v2 to Category C games

I bet you Melty at Evo is the reason they added it.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

SSF4 Arcade announced at JP nationals

By the way winners were:
1. RF (Sagat), Kindevu (Rufus), Momochi (Akuma)
2. MDR (Rufus), Pamyu (Boxer), some sagat
3. Tokido's team
4. Maeda Tyson's team

Daigo team got OCVED by MDR Rufus.
MDR vs RF second round down by 60% vs Sagat pulls some crazy bullshit to win the round and the match.
A Sim almost ocved RF's team but Momochi saved their ass.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Happy April Fool's

I words.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April Fools (In Asia)

So let's start with normal game companies.
Arc Sys and Examu start with a Blaz Blue vs Arcana cross over...flash game. In which you eat Heart, as Arakune.

Dungeon and Fighter makes a dating sim.

TeamLiquid releases a "Professional" mod for Starcraft 2.

Type-Moon characters started twittering.

I'll put more as they come in out of boredom.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Marvel 3 and SSF4 PC

Wised aged veteran Henaki does not learn and puts Capcom on blast again.
Anyway, today I leaked Marvel 3 announcement in May and Super SF4 for PC. This immediately led to my permanent IP ban and a very hasty thread deletion. There are multiple sources that confirm Marvel 3 in development, and Super SF4 PC was sorta leaked a while ago by some guy with a slippery tongue at some trade show, but yeah it exists too.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


My guns as of chapter 13.
lol min maxers

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Tales of Mago, 2D God

And then, the final blow.
Ameriken: “MAGO . . .”
Ameriken: “AH . . .”
Mago: “Ah . . . ? ?”
Ameriken: “AH . . ARIGATO!!!”
! ! ? ! ? ? ? ! ! ? ? ?

One of the most hilarious blog postings I have seen from Mago, credits to fubar for the translation.

South Korea ship sunk, North Korea suspected

Headline says it all.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


So now that the tech demo called KOFXII has ended its miserable life, it's time for XIII.
Obviously leaving this character out was a mistake the first time around.

Resonance of Fate customization

That's a gun?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cross Days even more of a trap than first believed.

Long story short, fake versions of the game upload ALL YOUR SHIT onto the internet.
That, and the actual game includes none of the preview screenshots (almost all fake) and your character cross-dresses as a girl who swings that way.
Yeah. Overfl0w spent years making a troll game.

New Ken winquote

Oh Capcom you.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Touhou in Ai Sp@ce

Seems like they've added a hilariously awkward looking shooting game to moe blob space.
Maybe people were getting bored of just being guys pretending to be girls doing nothing but looking pretty.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Sandpit

New York City, in minature

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Youtube Strike Number 2 (3)

Seems like Funimation has nothing better to do than send me takedown notices.
However once again the target they're aiming at is hilariously beyond their reach.
The video they chose to attack was Anta...Baka?, which is a MAD of a doujinshi of Evangelion.
So in effect, the "video" is actually a slideshow of fanart.
Last I checked, Funimation only owned the rights to distribute the new EVA movie.
ADV still owns the rights to the tv series.
Neither of them own the rights to the entire franchise.
What a waste of time.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Out of the Blue

So I randomly had an epiphany at work today...the song "Out of the Blue" by Julian Casablancas describes why I play SWR/Hisoutensoku still.
Both verses even.
It was sort of morbidly sad and fascinating.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Long rant by Tim Rogers about Japan sucking

Summary of article I guess is:
[16:56] <@fubarduck> so while everything this guy says is true
[16:56] <@fubarduck> he has little right to complain about it
[17:01] <@fubarduck> i should write a book about america's problems
[17:01] <@fubarduck> and how they relate to our subpar videogame development

2ch taken down, now back up

Apparently the hilarious threads about how Yu-Na Kim bribed the judges (completely with corresponding Niconico videos) on 2ch angered Korean enough to take 2ch down temporarily.
That's a lot of angry Koreans.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Touhou 12.5 announced

I will use...two spoilers.
Also Aya is an elf.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Random Wonderfest 2010 Stuff

I'm sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brocken Spectre

It's German.
Google it.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Saturday, February 06, 2010


Results are up! Note these are the RAW results, before filtering for fraudulent votes. Keep this note from Ponder in mind:

Quote Originally Posted by Ponder View Post

It's very hard to tell exactly who got 2nd-4th because of the amount of vote fraud for all the games. This includes people who have multiple accounts voting more than once, suspicious patterns in the voting locations, etc. Even so, if you take away all the suspicious votes for Melty, it still wins by a narrow margin. So while we're confident Melty is the winner, we really don't know who got 2nd.

And a bizarre alternate universe has happened where MBAA has appeared at Evolution before SBO.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni EP 1-5 Review

Simply amazing.
I honestly really have no other words for this series of sound novels.
They're extremely convoluted, there's a lot of text, and a lot of characters (more get introduced each episode it seems!), but it really is tightly wound and made; there is a clear direction, believe it or not!
Maybe this will change later but EP5 sort of affirmed to me what type of story this is at its core (it does cover a lot of genres, sometimes even to the point parodying them).
It's hard to say anything without spoiling ANYTHING, but you need to come into this body of work with an open mind.
Also, the music is GODLIKE.
The anime, however, is not.
Avoid at all costs and try to pick up the sound novel.
Here's a link to the music boxes (OSTS basically)

Getting started: Episode 1-4 torrent
Episode 5 torrent
Episode 6 is out but the current translation patch doesn't work with Ep 5-6 combined.
Go to witch-hunt for the translation patches.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni Episode 1

Not the anime.
Something about the almost laborious introduction made me realize I had deeply missed reading actual novels instead of easy to consume light novels/manga.
Thumbs up for evoking that nostalgia, Umineko.
I think this is one of the rare translation projects that the creator himself (Ryuukishi07) has explicitly encouraged
Also, I think EP6 (final arc?) was released at C77, so dodging spoilers like mad from certain JLT Level 1 clowns in certain channels is hard.
I'll come back later with more of an actual review.

And now for a typo.

Friday, January 01, 2010