This just in – Laptop causes sudden disappearance

22 11 2009

So, to make it short and sweet, my dear laptop – who has gone through a lot of wear and tear – decides to blow up metaphorically, leaving me without a real means to be able to comfortably browse the internet. I have had limited internet access that allowed me to get in some preorders, but nothing past that. I have even tried to update my site via my Playstation 3, but it’s not exactly user friendly for that task.

With the laptop aside, my disappearance comes as a result of working many, unforgiving hours at work and is reinforced by the abundance of sexy games coming out. I am also trying to work out a different career and future path,  so all of this makes me a busy girl. My camera is a bit on the crappy side, but I am hoping that the new rechargeable batteries will bring forth a new breath of life in them. I have a long list of updates and hope everyone has been well.

~Jem





Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Fortune Hunter Edition – Will You Be Mine?

6 10 2009

Did you ever have a time in your life where you wanted to get something no matter what the cost?

Enter the ultra sexy Fortune Hunter Edition

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Kitty Got Wet ~ Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Ed. ~

6 10 2009

One aspect of my absence comes as a result of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. There were a few ways in which you could guarantee yourself a spot for the closed beta of this game, but putting down the minimum of $5 at your local Lamestop was the easiest and most upfront of them all. Yes, I stay the hell away from Lamestop inasmuch as I can, but this is was best way to get a beta code. Besides, you can always cancel your deposit regardless of what sleazy employee tries to tell you otherwise.

The preorder bonus had the beta code which gave you access to the closed multiplayer beta as well as a Revenge booster that you can utilize from the beginning in the retail copy of the game. Something tells me that this booster might be akin to martyrdom of CoD4 fame.

As a fan of the first installation in the franchise, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, I was super stoked to hear that Naughty Dog would be making a sequel to this very successful PS3 launch title. To brush up on my history and to familiarize myself with the in-game mechanics, I have located my copy of the launch title and have begun to play it to prepare for the second one. I guess you can say that I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of this game. Hmmm, there is some weird text formatting with the 1st paragraph that I am unable to correct. Strange.

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Sega Dreamcast Tribute ~ 10th Anniversary

13 09 2009

Dreamcast, oh, how I love thee!

On September 9, 1999 (coolest release date ever), the revolutionary Sega Dreamcast was released as Sega’s last hurrah after a series of steady decline in response to a lukewarm or lack thereof reception to the Sega Saturn, 32x, and Sega CD. Despite it’s untimely decline and ultimate fall after only a 3-year run, its presence and contributions are still felt worldwide coming into the next era of console gaming.

This is a brief, yet humble homage to a console that was well before it’s time.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ~ Figure Store Review Edition ~

6 09 2009

Disclaimer

These store critiques serve as the sole basis to educate and inform those with as broad a range of an online shopping experience in the anime otaku market from nil to expert about how green or adept my own experiences have been molded through my interactions with these stores. As always, there might or might not be a severe discrepancy to other reviews of exact stores that you may have read or found out in some way. While each individual takes from his or her own experience, I am merely adding my own two cents to help broaden the spectrum of the integrity of stores that you shop or may potentially shop at. Be as it may, this is the interwebs and you are more than welcome to take my ramblings with a grain of salt. In the same token, I am an insanely hardcore collector and will simply not shop at certain places unless I am, ultimately, left with no other alternatives.

Honesty is the best policy and I am a brutally honest person. This store review will be unlike what you have experienced before as I don’t plan to sugar coat or skim through the superficial surface to expose what I feel is pertinent information about where you go throw your hard earned cash at.


Harima says, “You’ve been adequately warned.”

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[Really] Post E3 Haul

20 07 2009

A late E3 post that was meant to be written and published approximately around the time E3 was going on, but became inevitably delayed to time constraints. There are a lot of posts lingering in limbo right now, but this was one that I really wanted to write about. I love video games after all

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Am I an android? [ALTER Aegis review]

30 04 2009

“Ah, let’s see… it says you’re… a weapon of mass destruction? Oh. It’s obviously a mistake.”

– Teacher’s comment on Aegis’ first school day

Aegis is the first of several figures to come from ALTER’s Persona line-up. With the videogame experiencing huge success and breaking through to the North American demographic, it was of no surprise that figure manufacturer titan Alter would create a figure from the series.

Note: Much to my noobish amusement, I was tweaking with the brightness and contrast filter and came up with the results in this image. Wheeeeeeee!

Update: My critic wasn’t happy enough with how my previous banner looked and has made some modifications to it.

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