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One of the best space shooters there is

09/29/2011 Leave a comment

This genre of video games has no definitive name. You can call them “shooters”, you can call them “shmups”, or “shoot ’em ups”. Or what I like to call them, “space shooters”. The problem is a shooter might as well be a Third Person Shooter, or any other kind of game where you shoot stuff a lot. Like Metal slug for example, you run around in 2D as a character shooting all over the place.

They are not always in space but that seem to be the most recurring theme. These games are also often in 2D. Both in terms of graphics and view. A 3D space shooter in 3D is something else, I love those too though. But yes this is one of my favorite genres. I just love the crazy and detailed gameplay that goes in to them. They are often very hard but I find that attractive and I am pretty good at them. I just wish more games didn’t go with the get hit once and you are dead-mechanic. But I guess that sounds like a noob talking. There is a sub-genre that’s even worse called “bullet hell”, and in those games there is pretty much only one path to fly to not be killed because the whole screen is filled with bullets from the enemy.

With that explanation and all, I’d like to present to you one of my favorite games. And perhaps my number one shoot ’em up-game.

(I’d also wanna mention that I love the Gradius games very much)

Cho ren sha 68k. It’s Japanese, and it’s got awesome music, a good level of difficult and a great power-up system along with sweet retro graphics. The ONLY thing I complain about, is that the game has no auto-fire, meaning you have to tap the shoot-button like crazy because you can’t hold it to shoot. But it’s still an awesome game and I love it.

Download it here for free

A tip: if the game doesn’t run well, switch it to Windows 98 compatibility. 

Categories: gaming, Japan

Four swords for free

09/28/2011 Leave a comment

You wanna get some swords for free? Well that’s not what I’m talking about fool!


In case you missed it, I wanna inform you that, if you like a free game that isn’t some shovel ware, The Legend of Zelda: Four swords: Anniversary edition just got up on the eShop / NDSi Shop. And it’s free. It’s a part of the Zelda 25th anniversary. So hop on to your NDSi or 3DS or NDSi XL to download this gem. Don’t know what it is? Check out the trailer below. Now I’m off to play some.

Categories: gaming

Wonderful The Legend of Zelda display

09/24/2011 Leave a comment

So as many of us know, the Zelda franchise has turned 25 years old. Nintendo is doing all sort of stuff to celebrate this milestone. One of the smaller efforts is this amazing display of Zelda goodness at the Nintendo World store, shown in this video. Watch it and enjoy the sight of some beautiful history and merchandise that is of The Legend of Zelda. 

I so want that “I am Error”  pin.

Categories: gaming

Tech review: Microsoft LifeChat LX-1000 headset

09/22/2011 3 comments

I needed a new headset for my PC. Two of my previous headsets broke in frustration. I still have a built in microphone that works very well on my laptops screen. But I wanted something to put on my head. Haha.

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Categories: gaming, music, review, tech

New Resident Evil Revelations trailer

09/20/2011 3 comments

It’s not all new but it’s extended. I love Resident Evil. I haven’t played many of the games but I regard RE4 as one of the best games ever created. I’m very much looking forward to this 3DS game, gonna be so awesome.

This trailer is awesome, but the character design of the main girl in this video is so shitty. I’m glad she doesn’t seem to be important to the story. Two things to hate about her. First the boobs, too much cleavage and just weird looking. And that hair, just WTF?! Stupid. One of the worst character designs I’ve ever seen. Have a look below.

Categories: design, gaming

Amazing cosplay from DragonCon 2011

09/20/2011 2 comments

This is just amazing. It’s not just anime or video game cosplay this time, this is like… EVERYTHING!

 

So many awesome icons and such good cosplay. It would be a dream to be in a place like this. There will be a longer version soon and I will post that too.

Categories: anime, cosplay, gaming

Booth babes of TGS’11

09/17/2011 Leave a comment

GameTrailers.com got a booth babe montage from Tokyo Game Show that you’d might like. The best booth babes are at TGS… because it’s in Japan. Oh yeah.

IGN also has put together a video of course. Oh la la.

Categories: cosplay, gaming, Japan, kinky