I Have Been Spotlighted

Just a quick blog to tell you all you can now check out the recently posted Candid Collectors’ Union Member Spotlight of yours truly. Click to go now!



Triple Game Extravaganza

Here are three games I acquired within the last month:


Cosmic Race (PS1) – mint, complete, $7.90
The Orange Box (PS3) – new, $59.99
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (PS3) – new, $39.99

As you can probably tell by the horrible box art on Cosmic Race, that is the crappy early PS1 game I will be doing a blog post on (with video) soon.


5 things you may not know about me

Apparently this is the ‘in’ thing right now. I’ve been tagged twice now, once by NeonNinja and once by Gigastormz. Glad to see people care! 😀

1. I’m a fan of the Usagi Yojimbo comic and have the entire run with the exception of some of the recent issues. I have met the creator, Stan Sakai, at the Mid-Ohio-Con once in 1998 and once in 2000. Each time I bought an original sketch and have had them framed. Now you know where my screen name comes from if you didn’t already.

2. Been a big fan of J-rock music for a few years now. My favorite band is Dir en grey and I have all of their albums. The only song of theirs in their entire catalog that I don’t like at all is Deity from the Macabre album, otherwise, I like pretty much everything else and I find that the more I listen to their songs the more I like them. They have a way of growing on you even when the first impression isn’t very good.

3. I used to be big into skiing, but since none of my friends are interested in doing it, I gradually lost interest since skiing alone can be boring.

4. I played Magic: the Gathering for about eight years up until last year. At one point I owned eight of the ‘Power 9‘ and probably had about $2000+ invested into a single deck. It was a deck that could win on turn 1 about 65% of the time and turn 2 100% of the time. Brutality in cardboard form!

5. I have played three instruments in my life: violin (1 year), clarinet (1 year), and alto saxophone (7 years).

I’ll tag majadamus, Sonic5227, and venus577 and hope they haven’t been tagged yet.

Expect a blog on a particularly terrible game for PS1 coming up soon!


Top Ten Underrated Games of 2008

These are the my top ten games for 2008 that will likely be on fewer people’s radars than should be.

The World Ends With You (DS) – Apr. 22
Mysterious Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (DS) – Mar. 4
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2) – Apr. 22
Space Invaders Extreme (DS/PSP) – Jun. 17 [DEMO]
Disgaea 3 (PS3) – Aug. ’08
Dark Sector (PS3/X360) – Mar. 25
Bangai-O Spirits (DS) – Q2 ’08
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS) – 2008
Umihara Kawase Portable (PSP) – Mar. 27 [DEMO]
Samurai Shodown Anthology (PS2/Wii/PSP) – Q4 ’08


echochrome demo available

If you like the idea of echochrome’s crazy perspective based puzzles, you can give the demo a try on PSP or PS3. You can get the PSP demo here and if you have a Japanese PSN account set up you can download the PS3 demo from the Japanese PS Store.