Archive for June 7th, 2011

06/07/2011

It’s not that I distrust the UN…

by wfgodbold

Actually, it is that I distrust the UN.

Bunch of power-grabbing kleptocrats, if you ask me.

I’m not one to whine about end-runs around the Constitution, but it seems pretty clear that that’s what this is intended to be.

Even if you’re ambivalent on the second amendment, it’s obvious that this same method could be used to implement blasphemy laws or anything else the UN busybodies think everyone ought to have.

06/07/2011

Dance of Curse

by wfgodbold

Today marks a change; four months after exclusively choosing one game soundtrack selection a day (with only a half dozen or so repeats), I’m expanding the category to include anime, TV shows, and movies.

To commemorate the expanded range of possible tracks, I’ve chosen the battle music from the TV anime Escaflowne. It’s a decent show; good character development (though it suffers a bit for the main character being a high school girl (with all the problems you’d expect)), and good mecha action. War, politics, romance, catgirls, giant robots, and vendettas; it’s got everything you’d expect from an anime series from the 90s.

The music is good, the story is good, and it even has a few plot twists that come waaaay out of left field at you.

And if you don’t like orchestral music with nonsense chanting, you might need to have your head examined.

06/07/2011

Finally, details on the NGP that aren’t rank speculation

by wfgodbold

It’s not going to be officially called the NGP; the actual console name is the PlayStation Vita.

The wifi only model will be $250, and the 3G model (via AT&T) will be $300.

Sony is aiming for a worldwide release by the end of 2011.

Over 150 developers have signed on to support the NGP (PSV. Whatever.), including Falcom, Namco, SEGA, tri-Ace, and Square Enix.

It’s got an OLED touch screen, and a touch pad on the back, a built in mic, a PSV card slot, a memory card slot (probably some Memory Stick variant), and front and rear cameras.

That leak was fairly accurate (even if some of the information it contains doesn’t appear to have been presented).

It’s an impressive little system, and unlike the 3DS, it won’t give anyone who tries to use it a splitting headache.

No word yet on whether it will be region-free, though; hope springs eternal.

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