Friday, November 26, 2010

shmuplog general

Since I've had some nice procrastination time with a double snow day, I thought I'd try to get back into some games I haven't really put enough time in, or trying to improve some old scores I've been wanting to. They all end in failure though, and it makes me feel shitty to be worse at the games than I was before ;_;.

Some goals I've been failing at so far in some games:
  • Trying to 1cc mushi-futari God mode again with a better score
  • 1cc'ing EspgaludaII again
  • Trying to compete in a little score contest for DeathsmilesIIX mode on another forum
 No touhou though, I've long since graduated from those silly hat games ages ago. Although at one point I had the top score for SA extra stage, then some fag beat me. And one day I might try to improve on that, but there's so much else to play. And it doesn't help that dodonpachi daifukkatsu is out now and my copy should be arriving next week. Although its a great thing Cave is porting a ton of their backlog onto the 360, its like a curse too with so many releases per year, you can't invest enough time to get any decent at them. For that reason I might wait on the Pink Sweets/MuchiMuchi pork combo, that's coming out in February.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

In anticipation for the Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu release, and also looking for some better mushi futari BL replays as well, I found this nice french blog where some dude uploads quite a few Cave and other superplay DVD's.
You have to register but its really easy, in the middle right there's a link to do so and even though its in french its easy to understand. (You put in a username and email, and get sent an email with the pw to login there). There may be torrents of these elsewhere but they sure aren't easy to find, and these are hosted on megaupload for easy DDL'ing.

I've been looking for these DVDs for quite a while now and someone conveniently upped quite a few of em, so thought I'd share for anyone else interested!

Here is the PV for DDPDFK, I seriously can't wait for this game to come out. Pity I have so much school crap to take care of around the time I get the game. Makes me wish I could quit it all and take it easy erryday

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cosmic Break

Anyone else try(ing) this game out? Its the last beta weekend of it, (From yesterday to this Sunday) before the game goes retail. For those who don't know what it is, its a mecha-musume and robot action game that plays like a mix of Armored Core and Virtual-On, and like any good robot game has tons of parts to customize your moe-bot with. Sometimes there's threads about it on /jp/ too. My IGN is AppleMecha, so anyone's been playing or thinking about it, feel free to drop me a line. Their website is

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ehhh maji

Programming sucks. Had a take home midterm due on saturday, and then a big project due just a few days after that (the project is basically an MSpaint clone). And then next will be the big Tetris project. So for now, everyones favorite, filler!
My instructors face

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fucking xbox360

So I finally have some free time again to bring out the 360 again, and now I have to wait for yet another shitty update, which apparently is a revamped UI for Natal. YOU ARE THE CONTROLLER DERP. I just want to play some real games, namely my precious shmups ;_;
My setup. Normally play with the stick in my lap though. Cleared some space on my desk to fit that gigantic 21" CRT on there again. People literally leave quality monitors like these out on the streets, giving them away in craigslist ads, to "upgrade" to LCD's. Enough rant, time for some vidya! So what have all you guys been playing recently, besides toohoo?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Shmupmeet in Seattle

Shmupmeets, or "Shmeets" for short (even more retarded sounding than shmup is!) is when fellow STG connoisseurs get together to play these fine works of gaming art, and/or discuss how delicious Seseri and Reco are. Mostly these are done at someones house, but in the very rare instance an arcade in the western side of the world should have some shmups, they make ideal locations too. Fortunately for me, living in the greater part of Seattle there has been a certain import/retro game store called the Pink Gorilla that opened up a little arcade in the back of their store for about half a year, and the owner happens to be a fan of STGs! The meetups have started not too long ago, and for our next one we got a snazzy flier:

This will be our 3rd meet now, and since the 2nd one we've been doing a tournament where you earn points in ongoing meets, although its just for fun with no prizes for winners or anything like that yet.

These have really been a 'blast' to attend, as there are some top-notch games and candy cabinets to play them on. Thanks to an anonymous arcade collector, and contributions of other attendees we've had the following games at previous meets:
  • Dodonpachi (Daifukkatsu, Daioujou White Label, Dodonpachi)
  • Espgaluda (1 and 2)
  • Armed Police Batrider
  • Muchimuchi Pork
  • Pink Sweets
  • Ibara Black Label (incredibly rare game, extremely fun too, has a touhou-like grazing system)
  • Dangun Feveron
  • Raiden Fighters Jet
And a lot more! For their current games list you can visit their fb fanpage here, and the thread on the shmups forum here. And now for some pictures of previous meets:

MuchiMuchi Pork


7 candy cabs, and more being worked on now! This is the current setup

One of our nakama's owning up DFK (got his first Cave 1CC on this)

If you want to see more photo's, check the links above for the rest of the pictures. If anyone actually lives around here, by all means come by! It's not a very hikki thing to do, but think of it like a /jp/ meetup minus the trumpets.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hello World

Greetings fellow blogoroids and/or /jp/ fellows. I'll be posting content mostly related to shmups mostly, probably just play a bunch once I tate my monitor once again, and post scores/screens of whatever I'm playing. Or whatever else I feel like, such as animu, other games, and hikikomori / general. Blogging ho!