Saturday, January 14, 2012

Siren Blood Curse

I just wanted to talk about one of my favorite games of all time, Siren Blood Curse. You can only play it by downloading it off of the Playstation Network in the United States, but in Japan in Europe you could buy it in hard copy. It is a survival/stealth genre, so just imagine combining two games together: Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid together and you will have this game. This game isn't for the faint of heart; there are lots of moments in this game that are very graphic and disturbing. Pretty much this game is about a group of people who go to this abandoned village in Japan for some kind of television show about the supernatural. Well, they come across these people doing some kind of ritual where they sacrifice someone to a deity. Well, someone interferes with the ritual, causing the villagers to get angry. Afterwards, it begins to rain blood and a loud siren fills the air, giving the characters the ability to sight jack, which allows them to look through the eyes of their enemies. This adds to the tension and fear this game brings out. Throughout the game, you fight these enemies called the Shibito, which are pretty much undead people. No matter how many times you kill them they will always come back. They have a variety of different forms. Well, this is my mediocre way of showing off one of my favorite games. I would recommend this game for anyone who has lots of patience and/or a fan of the Silent Hill/Resident Evil games.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hidden Game Gems Satellaview

The Satellaview was an add-on for Nintendo's Super Famicom game console that allowed people to download games through satellite broadcast. In order for people to do that, they would have to subscribe to the radio broadcasts of St. GIGA, a broadcasting station that sends out in-game voice acting and game hints. The unit came out in 1995, costing around 14,000 yen. Games could only be played at certain times, but there were some games that could be downloaded to the BS-X cassette, which was a memory cartridge for the system

Since the Satellaview was an expansion for the Super Famicom, it needed to be attached to it somehow. The Satellaview can be snapped to the back of the expansion port that is located underneath the console. It made the console very bulky once attached to it. The add-on comes with the following: a power transfer bracket used to transferring power from the Super Famicom to the Satellaview, a unique Satellaview AV selector and 512kb BS-X cassette that is used for holding games.

Every time around 4-7 PM, there is an update that can be sent via satellite broadcast. These things in the update could be add-ons to maps of games, quizzes, games, and advertisements. The daily quizzes could give away prizes such as phone cards and memory packs for the Satellaview. Some games could only be there for a limited amount of time-like for a couple of days. If you are lucky, you would be able to download one onto the memory cartridge. Some of the games would be sent out in parts, updating throughout each broadcast.

Some notable games for the Satellaview are:

  • BS Fire Emblem Akaneia Senki
  • BS Mario USA
  • BS Zelda no Densetsu
  • BS Zelda no Densetsu Kodai no Sekiban
  • BS F-Zero 2 Grand Prix 
  • Mario Excite Bike
  • Radical Dreamers: Nosumenai Hoseki
  • Wario's Woods

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hidden game gems Nintendo 64 DD

The Nintendo 64DD (64DD Roku Yon Dī Dī?) ("DD" being short for "Disk Drive", and originally "Dynamic Drive") is a peripheral for the Nintendo 64 game console. It plugged into the N64 through the EXTension Port on the Nintendo 64's underside, and allowed the N64 to use proprietary 64 MB magneto-optical discs for expanded data storage. Although it had been announced before the launch of the N64, the 64DD's development was lengthy. It was eventually released in Japan when the console was in its twilight years. Scheduled for North American release in 2000, it was a commercial failure, and was never released outside of Japan.

The 64DD was announced at 1995's Nintendo Shoshinkai game show event (now called Nintendo World). One of the games that was featured for use with the 64DD was Creator, a music and animation program by Software Creations, the same people that made Sound Tool for the Nintendo Ultra 64 development kit. The game advertised that it could be implemented into other games, being able to replace textures and possibly create new levels and characters. However, there was no playable version of Creator available at Shoshinkai 1995. At E3 in 1997, Nintendo's main game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, speculated that the first games to be released for the new system would be SimCity 64Mario ArtistPocket Monsters, and EarthBound 64.
However, the 64DD was delayed until its release in Japan on December 1, 1999. Nintendo, anticipating that its long planned-out disc drive peripheral would become acommercial failure, sold the system mainly through a subscription service called RANDnet and customers would continue to receive games through the mail as well. Only very limited quantities of the 64DD were made available through stores. As a result, the 64DD was only supported by Nintendo for a short period of time and only nine games were released for it. Most 64DD games were either cancelled entirely, released as normal Nintendo 64 games, or ported to the GameCube.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Angry Video Game Nerd

This has to be one of my favorite episodes from the Angry Video Game Nerd. I loved how it talked about one of my favorite movies and one of my favorite games at the same time. Also, how he explains about some creepy occult references that reside in the game. Another thing it talks about is how the movie The Wizard was only meant for a game advertisement for Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES. I found that pretty interesting. Anyways, enjoy!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Techno Joey

I remember making this a couple of years ago. I was high with my best friend. We found my dad's old webcam and decided to make a random video out of it. It's so freaking embarrassing. My friend took the video and showed it to everyone at school...I was known as that faggot who loves to dance to techno music. I was made fun of a lot. If I would, I would go through time and stop myself from making this stupid video. In a matter of fact, I would stop myself from doing a lot of these stupid videos. I don't know what possessed me to make these videos..

Thursday, January 5, 2012

People these days

Man, how the world has changed.. It's like everyone these days only care about one thing and one thing only: money. You see all of these pyramid schemes, false get rich quick schemes, and scams all across the Internet. I guess everyone makes those so they could earn a quick buck. I don't know why. I guess the reason why people make those is because they really need the money. Perhaps they need the money to pay their bills, get medication, feed their children, etc. I think money is the root of all evil; it is what drives everyone crazy to do stupid things like murder, theft, and drug dealing. It's what drives families apart pretty much. We need money for food, to have a roof over our heads, to pretty much live. I hate that a lot. I really do..

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I recently got into playing video games on Steam a few days ago-around the same time the Holiday Gift Grab bullshit started. Well, I was able to get a bunch of great Valve classics for a fraction of the cost due to the sales. Also, I got a few games gifted to me. Since then, I've been hooked on Steam; I'm probably going to stay on there forever. I find it pretty interesting because most of the PC games that come out run through Steam. It's like Steam is slowly taking over the PC gaming industry with their services. Anyways, I am glad that I started getting into Steam. There were a bunch of games that I never would've thought would be very good.


Decided to make an account. Hopefully people will like it. :D