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Thoughts on Phoenix Wright 3

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

I haven't actually completed the game yet, so this isn't a review. Instead it's just some rambling about the game.

The first comment has to be that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations is just like any other Phoenix Wright game that's been released on the DS. Astounding, I know.

But that's just it, it is simply more of the same. It's five new cases, using the same gameplay as the previous game without the special DS-specific case that the first Phoenix Wright game offered.

Final Fantasy PSP Remakes

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So while picking up my copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass from GameStop (a place I'm beginning to really despise) I noticed the Final Fantasy I and II remakes for PSP. I checked the back of the case and noticed that one of the features was "same great gameplay!"

For those that played the originals, one of the greatest features of the GameBoy Advance remake was that it changed the gameplay into something that can be considered fun today as opposed to when they were released.

Yeah, I loved Final Fantasy when I played it on the original NES, but let's be honest - the gameplay isn't up to today's standards. No, it's not that it's "too hard" as much as it's "too random" and involves too much grinding for levels. Especially Final Fantasy II, if they kept the original growth rates.

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Beta is Out

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The beta of Ubuntu's next release, 7.10 (codename Gutsy Gibbon) is available for download!

People who already have Ubuntu 7.04 installed (dunno about earlier versions) can upgrade from the console using the following command:

update-manager -d

For a list of what's planned for this release, check out the Launchpad.

Probably the biggest change is the new version of GNOME.

Update: The logout icon is now a Cactuar?

We Live In A Crazy World

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I'm sure plenty of people out there have experienced looking for information on a website, only to be forced to go to Google and search for it via the "site:" option.

Well, I have a book on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. I consulted the index to find information about Retargetable Actions. Unfortunately I didn't find anything.

So I jumped over to Google to search for information. The second result (or third if you count related results) was a link to O'Reilly's Safari. (Can you see where this is going?)

iTunes 7.4 doesn't work under 64-bit Windows

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And will remind you that, every single time you try and run it. Keep in mind that all that doesn't work is the CD-burning parts. Otherwise it runs fine. (Although it secretly demands Administrator privileges and has fun and annoying problems being run if you leave UAC enabled. Like silently leaving the iPod in such a state that you can't undock it, and can't eject it using "Safely Remove Hardware" since it's "still in use.")

Oh, and deleting all my Podcasts on update? Also a class act. It's not like I expected to keep those subscriptions. Not at all. (Note that it didn't delete the files, they're still there, hidden on my hard drive. Just deleted them from the Podcasts list, and unsubscribed me from all Podcasts.)