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I wonder what the Psych is for an Obama pin?

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

After looking at the Obama site and seeing them selling Obama pins (at $2, plus S&H), I couldn't help but think:

I wonder what the Psych for that pin would be?

(Explanation for those of you who have never played The World Ends With You: the player's magic powers in that game come in the form of "pins" - also called, in this case, "buttons." These powers are called Psychs.)

Square-Enix: Because Fun Is Overrated: MMORPG Edition

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

There are times when I sort of miss Final Fantasy XI. I did have some fun playing it.

Then I read about things like a boss that takes over 18 hours to beat and decide that, no, maybe I don't really ever want to play a game like that again.

There's a great quote in that article:

We’ve recently learned from the Premier Site Summit that Sage Sundi believes the Absolute Virtue fight to take eighteen hours (or less if you’re lucky).

I think I'll pass, thanks anyway.

Square-Enix: Because Fun Is Overrated

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

So I'm playing FFIV DS, which is a remake of the original FFIV. It keeps pretty much the same features. The same damage levels, the same characters, the same abilities.

They increased the HP for the Demon Wall boss from 28,000 to 99,999. (According to online FAQs.) This is a timed fight.

That's more than 3 times more HP. (3.57 times more to be exact.)

Final Fantasy IV Impressions

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

I need something to bump that Square Enix blog entry off the top, so it might as well be something related: my initial impressions of the new Final Fantasy IV game for the DS.

Well, it's in 3D. I'm not sure I really like this. As The World Ends With You proved, the DS can do pretty well with a sort of mixed 3D/2D environment. I think I almost would have preferred something like that.

SQUARE ENIX is Professional!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

From the Square Enix blog we get this entry, which reads:

And a mandragora visited our booth! How cute!!!

Two more days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come see us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Booth #5001!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes!!!!! How Cute!!!!!!!!! And this certainly seems professional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And not desperate for attention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course, if they really wanted attention, they'd release more details about Final Fantasy XIII or announce Kingdom Hearts III or something.

RetroView: Devil May Cry 3 versus Devil May Cry 4

Submitted by Tim on

We've recently been playing Devil May Cry 4, which got me back into playing Devil May Cry 3.

You see, Xeno, with his shiny black colossus that he theoretically got to play MGS4 and then promptly ignored it, can play DMC4. See, I don't have an XBOX or a PS3, and don't feel like getting the PC version (DMC is the epitome of a CONSOLE game) so I'm stuck with my older DMC3SE. You know what, though? I don't mind.

Review: The Wonderful End of the World

Submitted by Xenoveritas on
System: Windows
Score: 3/5 3 (OK)

In The Wonderful End of the World, you play as a nameless red-haired goddess who wants to save the world. You do this by rolling things up into a giant Clump of Souls and - wait, I think I've got this story confused with another game.

Actually she does this using a "marionette" which "absorbs" items into its body as it runs around the level. If you caught the earlier reference, then yes, this game is a Katamari Damacy clone. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Top Gear Comes to the US

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

So Top Gear is coming to the US. Ignoring that Top Gear has already come to the US. And then left after people threw stones at them and tried to kill them.

Er, actually, the UK version of Top Gear is currently shown on BBC America at 8PM Eastern on Mondays. In the past the Discovery Channel has shown episodes.

If you haven't watched Top Gear on BBC America before, then you're missing out on what's easily the funniest show on cable.

Comment Policy

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

This is, yet again, an attempt to write down a policy that's been in effect for quite a while.

All comments go to moderation. I will get around to checking the moderation queue - honestly. (OK, not all comments - administrators and certain "blessed" accounts - of which there are none - also get to skip the moderation queue.)

All comments are subject to a "lameness filter" that will reject comments based on programmatic filters. These are basically an attempt to block spam without requiring a captcha.

The full list is after the jump.