Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Happy 1st Birthday Tesla!

It was Tesla's first birthday this weekend, and we held a double-blast celebration. Saturday we had a lunch out at Luk Foo Commonwealth with our high school and college friends. The food was great, but there was some service error which resulted in some people getting full way before the arrival of our 3-way peking duck. O.o

On Sunday it was family time. We hosted another simple lunch out, this time at Kenny Rogers Quezon Ave. We tried their fried chicken sandwich, along with salad and spaghetti. Tesla had a blast, running around playing with balloons and a second cousin around her age. For a moment there we were afraid she would fight her cousin over a balloon!

Teaching Tesla to blow candles...

...and to open gifts!


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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Any port' in a storm

I'm considering getting a portable console. There's a surprising number of people here at the office who spread the word about Nintendo's DS. My cool/geek cousin also has a DS and loves it dearly. On the other hand, at Raven's office, they're all about the PSP. Back on the first hand, the PSP costs almost twice as much as the DS.

My initial impression was that the PSP is for the hardcore gamer, while the DS is more for the casual gamer. The fact that I know a bunch of serious gamers in on the DS is starting to change that though.

So anyway, I head over to gamefaqs, and take a look at their "top 50 FAQ pages" to see how the DS and PSP compare, selection wise. Here's what's on the rankings:

For the DS:
Final Fantasy III
Pokemon Diamond
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Spirit Caller
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All

For the PSP:
Monster Hunter Freedom



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Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Last Bleach Post

I've decided to stop tinkering with my "Fighting Card Game: Bleach" system and make a full public release. Just think of it as an open beta with an indefinite duration. The main reason being that I don't have as much free time now, and I'd rather focus on other things.

So, here are the links to the printable, "half 3R", jpgs with bonus rulebook:

EDIT: leave a comment if you're interested in playing! ;D

The secondary reason I decided to halt tinkering with this game is that I heard that someone else will be releasing an honest to goodness licenced Bleach card game. Well Damn! This made me think that maybe I shouldn't release the printable files at all, but what the hell. Have fun with them anyway.

In the future, if I find time to further refine my card game, (and assuming I don't design an entirely new game from scratch), I'd probably go through a different anime and use screencaps from that. Like, say Visionaries?

Or, on the other hand, if you know any artists who'd want to let their art and characters be used for a card game, link 'em over here. Although, it would be for free, or at best for a percentage.


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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Looking Back

Back in high school, I used to have a website. It was a real shitty Geocities affair with jpg backgrounds and blinking words and all that. Like most websites at the time, the top level was just an index of links to sub-level pages. Want to read my thoughts on Magic? Click here. Want to see what my favorite books are? Click here. My anime reviews? Click here.

All things pass, and the blog is now pretty much the format of choice. There are advantages of course, but it would be nice if you could see all posts dealing with my Bleach card game without wading through a year's worth of photos and gimmik recaps. Or vice versa.

Well, now you can! (ba-da-bump) What I'm referring to, of course, is blogger's label feature. It took me some time to realize that it could be used in this manner, but, after choosing just a few keywords and going through all our previous posts, you can now easily find all our thoughts by category. It's on our sidebar, right there. ----->

Want to read my thoughts on Magic? Click here. Want to see what my favorite books are? Click here. My anime reviews? Click here.



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