Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
We had a good time at Anime Vegas. And we've also got plenty of Cosplayer photos to share. Check them out in the link below!
Anime Vegas Gallery
Update: Sure, it's a bit over a year later :)
Ash A has shared his gallery from Anime Vegas 2012!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Fired up my Xbox One after taking it on a road trip to visit family over the Thanksgiving weekend. To my surprise, Killer Instinct would crash to the desktop (Xbox Home). Didn't put any thought into it, uninstalled and redownloaded the game. The next morning, Killer Instinct still crashed to the desktop. Figured "OK, I'll play Crimson Dragon until I figure out what is going on." Same issue! After checking various settings, 15 years of IT experience kicked in and a light bulb went off! "This system runs off the Windows 8 kernel, and the default off mode is a low power hibernate/sleep state. What if I get the system to actually fully power down?"
Well, that was an easy fix. Many suggest unplugging the system, but considering your system is normally hibernating/sleeping, this isn't a good idea. Also, my system was unplugged for 12+ hours as I drove home and set it up the next day, and I believe that is what was causing my issue to begin with. The system was in its low power/sleep state when I unplugged it to go home.
An easy fix, and is better than just unplugging the system, is to just go into Power Settings and change "Instant On" to "Power Savings". Power of the system, Power on again (voice will not power on, so use the controller or capacitive button on the console) and after the LONG power on sequence, try your games.
Not claiming that I discovered this, but every site I read in the 20 minutes that I searched before having to go to work suggested unplugging, none suggested a real shutdown.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Full press release after the break
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I'll have to admit, I have a soft spot for the Ys series. Since the first time I fired up Ys Book I & II on the Turbo Grafx-16 CD in 1994 I was hooked. I have played through that game at least 15 times that summer! Since I have played every US release and a couple of Japan PC releases. I even have the intro music from Book II as my phone's ringtone for the past decade!
Ys: Memories of Celceta is a massive reimagining of Ys IV, the of the few Ys game to NEVER get a US release. Coming in 2 versions, a standard and Silver Anniversary Edition that includes a 3 Disc soundtrack, clothe map, compass, and artbook, You know my inner Geek if on overload!
You can red the full press release after the break
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Now that the Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are all out there, how is the gaming community enjoying them? Over the past few decades, specs have never seemed as big as there are now! In the 90's, the SNES was capable of visually better games, where the Genesis was able to toss pixels around at insane speeds. Now we have 1 console running on a PowerPC CPU (Wii U) while the other 2 run on multi-core X86 CPUs from AMD. All 3 also run on AMD GPUs.
Arc System Works is keeping busy these days. With a new Guilty Gear and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, they are also following up the popular Persona 4 Arena with Persona 4: the Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold for the PS3 and Arcade! Yes, Arcades do exist in Japan still, and they are awesome! No word on a US release or an XBOX release yet...
So Another serious Persona game, except the characters are SD (or chibi if you will), which does look interesting. With characters from Persona 3, Persona 4, and some new ones, I really want to play this! Now if Nintendo DIDN'T region lock the 3DS, then we wouldn't have to wait for Atlus to translate this for us westerners!
Well, the is a lot of Persona News coming from Japan, and this is a strange one to say the least. In the Fall of 2014, in Japan, we will get a Persona Dancing Game for the Vita. I'm a huge fan of the Persona 4 game and anime soundtracks, but never thought a dancing game was needed.