February 2004

All this ninja talk…

February 20, 2004

Fuck Ninja Gaiden, there I said it. For the last time there is nothing Ninjay about it. Lets see you slay monsters and other Ninjas? Big freaking whoop. Back when Ninja Gaiden came out everything had to have some sort of Ninja in it. I admit Ninja’s are cool as hell, but I mean lets at least have them act like Ninjas. I happen to know alot about Ninja stuff, hell I was raised in the 80’s when Ninjas first became part of pop culture. Sorry Nina Gaiden, here is one person not sold on your “Ninja” game.

Now if Tenchu wasn’t just a remake of Tenchu the original then maybe there would be a legit Ninja game out there, but no…

Update DNS

February 20, 2004

I had to move our DNS over from one Network Solutions service to the new free one provided in their account manager so if you experience site hiccups over the next 24-48 hours, I apologize in advance. NetSol didn’t offer DNS management as part of registering with them, they offered it as a separate paid service. That has changed, and they are getting rid of the pay service, but you have to manually move all dns records over to the account manager. Needless to say, I picked today to move ours over.

Given Sammy’s desire to have Sega focus on arcade games, I can’t see this as a good move for us consolers. Gamespot had this quote:

Following today’s stockholder meeting, Sammy president Hajime Satomi has been appointed as chairman of Sega. Effective February 17, Satomi will take over the top management slot at the company, thus pushing former chairman Hideki Sato in to the vice chairman’s seat. Sega’s current president, Hisao Oguchi, will continue to hold his position in the company.


February 16, 2004

While Pickle was enjoying the sweet splendor that FF:CC has to offer, I was busy packing everything I own into these things called boxes and trucking them down the street to a new home. I engaged in this activity we call “moving” for far too long. “It” occupied my Friday and managed to engulf my entire weekend as well and I am still not done. Hopefully I can wrap things up in the next few days. I feel like I have been chewed up and spit out only to be kicked around like a soccer ball.


February 14, 2004

I was able to get together some folks for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle action. FF CC really lends itself to the multiplayer aspect more so then the single player campaign. They are the same; however Square Enix really did make a game where you HAVE to work together with someone, as opposed to a Mog running around with you. Now if it’s a legit Final Fantasy will be debated, personally I think it’s a Final Fantasy themed Gauntlet, just with a graphic upgrade by about a zillion, but as long as it has that namesake, then I’m a happy camper.

Now to the touchy subject. FF CC is a great game. No, wait, it’s an awesome game. When you get together a crew to play there is nothing like it. However the downside is your best pals turn into your worst enemies very quickly. Soon after the first 2 levels you will want to kill each and every one of them. Simply because people gank every spell or item before you can, or because people change their inventory in mist of you moving about, or because (and mostly) people do not know how to move the fucking bucket along with the action. All those involved in last nights gaming are all cool with each other. But when it got tough, we turned on each other pretty quick. At first it was a passive statement here and there, then blatant blaming of one person for not doing their job. As it turned out, I became the white mage bitch and had to keep curing everyone while they got to hack and slash the baddies. Why some people run way outside the aura of the bucket though, is still beyond me.

I know it sounds bad, but in all seriousness, after we stopped playing, we could not stop talking about how fun it is. You really need to get your crap together when you play though, you have a role, and as such you must fulfill it or its lights out. So lesson of the story is, we are all doing it again tonight. Go figure.

Props to JAXANIXA, Draconian, and Maximus for the bad ass night. Mega props to Drac for the Corona and Dreamcast with Marvel Vs. Capcom.

I will be posting some pics of gaming session over at my pad. Stay tuned. Kupo.