Random Musing: Sephiroth as Smash Bros. Character

I do want to start off by saying that I'm not really saying this would be a good idea. But the idea of being able to beat the stupid out of Yoshi with Sephiroth is just too good an idea to pass up.

Sephiroth's Special Moves
Standard Special Move Draw Slash
Side Special Move Octaslash
Up Special Move Heartless Angel
Down Special Move Counter
Final Smash Meteor

Descriptions after the jump.

Ubuntu 8.04 Is Out

Ubuntu 8.04 is out!

I've been using it for a while on my work Linux computer and my home Linux laptop. The work machine's been running basically flawlessly. The laptop had some issues with the wireless adapter, but thankfully that has been resolved.

On the laptop side, 3D graphics effects are now supported. I now have Compiz running on both machines, which is kind of cool. (And since I've mucked with the window closing animations, closing windows is much more exciting than it used to be. Burn and Beam Up are cool. Uh, anyway.)

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Happy Earth Day

You might notice that the site is green today. Well, as it turns out, this site is literally green: Dreamhost is a "green" hosting provider:

Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost.

Of course, it's only "green" due to carbon offsets, which are sort of a silly thing, but for the sake of claiming to be greener than I really am I'll leave that argument for a later day.

Review: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

System: PSP
Score: 2/5 2 (Poor)
FF7 Fan Score: 4/5 4 (Good)

This game was obviously created for Final Fantasy VII fans. If you didn't obsessively follow every plot point in Final Fantasy VII the story will be confusing. If you don't remember what Jenova is or how Cloud relates to the Sephiroth clones, you might want to find a story guide before playing.

If you never played Final Fantasy VII and have no plans to, then forget it. The story will make no sense, the cutscenes that exist solely for Final Fantasy VII fans will mean nothing, and the gameplay just isn't fun enough to make up for this.

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Characters That Should Be In The Next Smash Bros.

No, Nintendo has not announced that there will be another Smash Bros. - in fact, they've come closest to announcing the opposite.

However, it's still fun to think of characters that should be in the next Smash Bros.. The rules here are fairly simple: the character must have appeared on a Nintendo console as a major character. That's it: the character need not be a Nintendo character, and in fact, by now, probably shouldn't be since Nintendo has kind of hit the bottom of the barrel when it comes to new characters.

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Review: Apollo Justice Ace Attorney

System: Nintendo DS
Score: 3/5 3 (OK)

Yet again, this is another game that I played and enjoyed but I'm giving a 3 to anyway.

Unlike Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations where there was literally no new game play elements, this game contains some new things. Unfortunately, it's either underutilized (a couple one-off forensic minigames, some of which are different from the ones in Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney) or downright obnoxious.

The forensic minigames are, sadly, mostly pointless. They're a fun little distraction for the most part, and are basically impossible to fail, but they really offer nothing over simply being handed the evidence.

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Sony: Don't Bother Buying PS3 Until June

Sony has announced that, in an effort to meet their March sales target, no one should bother buying a PlayStation 3 until June 12th.

In a posting on the PlayStation blog, Sony explained that with the April release of the Dual Shock 3 controller and a new PlayStation 3 bundle on June 12th, there's simply no reason to buy a PS3 until then.

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Review: No More Heroes

System: Wii
Score: 3/5 3 (OK)

No More Heroes has a certain style to it, but it's a rather polarizing style. Either you'll like it, and be able to overlook the rather glaring faults in the gameplay, or you won't, and the flaws might rob any enjoyment.

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Sony Replaces 80GB PS3 With 80GB PS3

So, after taking the current 80GB PS3 off the market, tons of speculation was raised that Sony would be releasing a new PS3. After all, why else would they remove a model that, according to Sony, was selling as well as the 40GB model if not to replace it with a new, better model?

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Sony Announces In-Shirt XMB

Citing considerable demand, Sony has announced that they will be offering in-shirt Cross-Media Bar in a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable consoles. The feature would, for the first time, allow people to access the cross-media bar while they are wearing a shirt. Currently using the Cross-Media Bar requires gamers to don a kimono. Sony has not yet set a timeline for when this feature will be available.

Sony remained silent when asked if they would also offer in-blouse and in-hoodie Cross-Media Bar support.

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