Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I wanted a chance to get into the Little Big Planet beta experience so the first thing I went to was the 1UP.com site. They are giving away 2,000 codes this week, but they were only giving away 500 per day. Monday ~ Thursday. I missed Monday's chance so I'm prepared for Tuesday then. At a random time, they will give out a question related to LBP, and you must answer it quickly since this contest is first-come, first-serve.
Luckily, I was at work next to a computer with internet access. I refresh the page once in awhile to see if the page updated to today's question. Finally, I saw Tuesday's question appear. All I had to do was find out how many premade levels will be in the final launch. All I did was CTRL + F and searched for "premade level." Then I found the answer, "over 60." I sent the answer, and waited patiently for the result.
I searched around the forums to be sure how everyone reacted to today's 1up challenge. Most of them said it started around 1:24 PM PDT. Guess when I submitted my answer? 1:27 PM. Only 3 minutes away, so I figured I had a good chance. And indeed I was right:
I didn't believe it when I got this e-mail. Sadly, the codes were not sent to my 1UP account yet. Many people said the same thing too. Guess I'll wait tomorrow for the code. (EDIT: Just got it now, inputting code nao!) If you ever want to see me play some Little Big Planet, head on over to my Justin.tv channel. I even have some players from Albatross18 visiting. Nicesu. Remember that this is BETA. The official launch will be around October 21st.
Hello Pangya players. Pangya Season 4 Delight will be having server maintenance from 4:00 ~ 8:00 AM that will last 4 hours. Eastern time converts to 3:00 ~ 7:00 PM. No delays has been announced. Servers will officially open at 8:00 AM (7:00 PM EDT)
1) Marine Blues Item Update
- Marine Blues Style items
- Marine Blues Phoenix balls (3 kinds)
- Marine Blues Mascot (4 kinds)
- Marine Blues Club set
2) Marine Blues Event
- Marine Blue Exchange Coupons for prizes
- Marine Blue Phoenix ball - Login attendance
3) Autumn theme
- Sepia Wind will appear in background when logging in
4) September Event dismissed
- Lucia and Kaz combo package
- Card pack special sale package
This concludes the projectg529.pak update for the 30th of September in Korea.
Brie's Magic Box is still not fully operational yet. There's no word on when that will be fixed.
The season is Autumn now. Sepia Wind will appear in the background just like this picture is shown.
You will receive 10x free Angel Sea Urchin Phoenix Ball when logging in on each day. You can only receive the gift once per day, and the gift duration will last up to ten days. Remember Korea's timezone well so you know when to log in to receive this free gift.
3 Blue Marine Phoenix Balls that you can purchase in the shop. Cost 13 cookies with 50 shots. For each successful Pangya shot will reward you with 30 extra pang. Effect will not work if hitting Pangya during a bogey (or lower) shot. On sale for a limited time till the 28th of October.
4 Mascots. The picture from left-to-right: Starfish Boy, Sea Urchin Girl, Sea Urchin Boy, and Angel-Devil Sea Urchin. Each mascot has certain effects.
Starfish Boy: 20% additional pang increase | Mascot Bonus = 15 Pang
Sea Urchin Girl: 20% additional pang increase | Mascot Bonus = 15 Pang
Sea Urchin Boy: 20% additional experience increase | Mascot Bonus = 15 Pang
Angel-Devil Sea Urchin: 20% additional experience increase | Mascot Bonus = 15 Pang
+5 extra bonus Pang than the regular mascots as they give 10 Pang instead. On sale for a limited time till the 28th of October.
Marine Blue Clubset. Upon hitting Pangya, you will get a Marine Blue Pangya Logo instead of the generic Pangya logo. On sale for a limited time till the 28th of October.
Blue Marine Style for all Characters. Headgear item only. From left-to-right: Elder bro starfish, Sea Urchin Girl, and Sea Urchin Boy. Elder bro starfish = Curve+1/Slot+1. Sea Urchin Boy and Girl = Spin+1/Slot+1. Each item cost 31 cookies. On sale for a limited time till the 28th of October.
As you play, you may receive a subscription coupon that may pop up from the hole. Collect and hold on to these tickets for a chance to win prizes that they'll be handing out when the event is over. You could win either a Blue Marine T-shirts, Plushes, or perhaps the 26th Scratch rare sets. Korean residents can only obtain the shirt and plushes, so the foreigners only have a chance for the 26th Scratch rare sets. The more you play, the higher chance of getting more coupons. And more coupons you get, a higher chance for your name to be drawn.
Subscription coupon counts as an "event item". So players with the proper equipment can win two coupons instead of one. Effects like this comes from Bob's gun, Max's bike keys, Scout's hoverboard, Hana's earring, and Kaz's dragon earring.
Marine Blue event will last from 9-30 ~ 10-28. If you don't understand what the Marine Blues are all about in Korea, then visit www.marineblues.net.
Hope you guys are crediting me for these translations if you want to use this info on your own blog or forum sites there. Just a simple quick reminder there folks, thanks.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
So today I decided to check up on some more horror games to get ready for October Horror Night for my Justin.TV channel. I came upon two new games that will be coming out soon, and I much rather want to play these first.
Title: Silent Hill: Homecoming
Platform: PC, 360, PS3
Release Date: 09-30-08
Silent Hill: Homecoming marks the sixth story in the Silent Hill mythos, and introduces a new protagonist to the mysterious town. The story follows Alex Shepherd, returning to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his brother and the strange occurrences taking place around town. Shepherd unravels a tale that takes him from his boyhood home to the fog-shrouded streets of Silent Hill, facing the darkest horrors of his soul to find his missing brother.
This game features all-new graphics that bring the fear and terror of Silent Hill alive like never before. Alex must survive the terrible denizens of Silent Hill using an all-new enhanced combat system that provides a wide array of attacks and counters. Along the way, Alex will encounter a variety of weapons to battle these horrific monsters and solve deadly puzzles, discovering the darkest secrets of Silent Hill. Silent Hill: Homecoming also features an all-new soundtrack by acclaimed series composer Akira Yamaoka.
Title: Dead Space
Platform: PC, 360, PS3
Console Release Date: 10-14-08
Gamers step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action. Set in the cold blackness of deep space, the atmosphere is soaked with a feeling of tension, dread and sheer terror. In Dead Space, players step into the role of engineer Isaac Clarke – an ordinary man on a seemingly routine mission to fix the communications systems aboard a deep space mining ship. It is not long before Isaac awakes to a living nightmare when he learns that the ship's crew has been ravaged by a vicious alien infestation. He must fight through the dead silence and darkness of deep space to stay alive.
I still would like to play Condemned just for the experience, but I don't know if I'll have the time to play it at all this year or not. Both October and November month will have the biggest gaming launch for this year that I want to play. I haven't and will not forget Condemned though, but the game will have to wait for quite awhile.
Game description info from ign.com | http://ps3.ign.com/objects/850/850400.html | http://xbox360.ign.com/objects/949/949650.html
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I know this post is a bit late to announce Ntreev's upcoming game for the PSP system. This game was announced on Ntreev's website on 8-29-08. A 15 second teaser trailer was shown that featured a bright and crisper visual experience. Character facial expressions are fully shown to make them look more lifelike thanks to the power of the PSP, and the animations are a lot more fluid. A new music was also played in the short trailer that could be the main theme of the game.
Thanks to this game, it will be possible to play Pangya anywhere you go~
The meeting place will start from 8-27 ~ 8-28 that will last two days. They especially requested everyone to not bring any cameras or recording devices during the meeting. So no spoiler screenshots to be expected then.
Is that... Kaz's lover, Karen? And what about the shadowy picture. Looks like I see some old caddies from before, and perhaps new caddies will be added for the PSP version that are not shown on the PC version. Just a guess.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I do have plans to play this horror FPS game called, Condemned. There's the first game, Condemned: Criminal Origins and the second game, Condemned 2: Bloodshot. Around October, I will be playing, and broadcasting these two games on Justin.TV. Look forward to it. I got scared pretty easily playing Fatal Frame, so just imagine my reaction to this game. I'm not sure how scary this game is, but I guess I'll find out won't I?
If you have any suggestions on a certain horror game that you absolutely sure I'll scream like a Japanese school girl, feel free to tell me. : )
Monday, September 22, 2008
Hello Pangya players. Pangya Season 4 Delight will be having server maintenance from 4:00 ~ 9:00 AM that will last 5 hours. Eastern time converts to 3:00 ~ 8:00 PM. A one hour delay has been annouced. Servers will officially open on 10:00 AM (9:00 PM EDT)
1) Lucia, Kaz, and Nuri all have modified sounds being played in their animations. Works both in-game and PSquare.
Kaz: Sword swinging, Karen shadow noise, dragon, intro when sword appears from ground, etc
Nuri: Hoverboard entrance, hoverboard victory
Lucia: Basically most of her animations have sounds
Even Kaz can make a sound fx by standing still in PSquare. Go ahead and try to see what I mean. *woosh~*
2) New loading screen when switching servers. Nothing outstanding.
3) Brie's Magic Box bug has been fully restored so you can modify your Scratch Card rares now. (nope, not fixed yet)
This concludes the projectg528.pak update for the 23rd of September in Korea.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I have just finished Fatal Frame 3 yesterday so I plan to return the game to Gamefly. Also, I should be getting Gitaroo Man on Monday hopefully. I did rent Gitaroo Man last week, but it would freeze on Stage 3 because the disc is so scratched. Hopefully I get the disc in a better condition.