Capcom has released a two cup mug set featuring the beloved hero's of Okami for Sony's PS2 and the Nintendo Wii, as well as the upcoming DS title Okamiden. The cups start off murky and dark like the infamous cursed zones, but are quickly rejuvenated into the bright and heroic scenes shown above when hot drinks are poured into them.
They are currently only available in japan but you can always order them online and have them shipped!
Sniper Ghost Warrior is a game which is practically unknown. The game takes us away from the middle east and Asia for a change, placing you as a sniper in the heart of fictional nation, Isla Trueno. Your mission is to assassinate the head of an especially bloody revolution. The game is pretty much like one of those levels you find in every first person shooter where you have an awesome rifle and only 1 shot to kill the target.
The story is a little different for the usual stuff since you you are not in a normal war zone but you are still killing terrorists or guerrillas who don't speak your language. This time you are killing random Spanish speaking people who have some kind of training. Their status as an army, guerrillas or properly organized is questionable since since at different points throughout the game they behave in totally different ways. Along with the fact the whole story rides on a forced (as in, even if you got the shot right, it's still wrong) sniping error you made in the first mission. (Modern Warfare anybody?) I rate it a 3/10 due to lack of an original story.
The game looks like something taken out of the first Crysis with some better graphics processing. However, objects don't break or move realistically when blown up and bodies don't fall naturally when they are killed. Some headshots look like the guy's legs gave out. The water looks fine as long as you are not swimming, otherwise you will see some bad rendering. That aside, the world is very pretty. Smoke and water are rendered pretty nicely and stationary objects are very realistic. I give the graphics a 7.5/10.
The A.I. is either insanely stupid or really hard at times. This is due to how "aware" the A.I. is of your presence. Otherwise, the sniping mechanics are awesome. They are very realistic and are based on pulse, wind and distance. For all of you guys who can't do the calculations in your heads, there is an option that enables a red dot to show you where the bullet will hit. You can go super stealth or you can run and gun through the whole thing. But if you run and gun you will have a very hard time due to the horrible machine gun aiming mechanics. Other than that, you can use throwing knives (but they are very difficult to use) along with grenades and a pistol. I give the gameplay a 4/10 due to horrible non-sniping mechanics and a very biased A.I. system.
Faceplate & Backplate Items
- 5 mm Philips screwdriver
- 4 mm Philips screwdriver
- a flat head screwdriver
Be wary of stripped screws. If the grooves on the top of a screw are worn out it's best to use a new screw. Not doing so may result in difficulty removing the screw in the future.
A friend was trying calculate how long it would take to master some skills and was complaining about having to do math. So I decided to write this handy little script to help calculate just that. Enjoy!
I've been wondering sometimes, and you probably should randomly wonder about this: where have all those clean, working water fountains on the city streets gone?
Catherine, the latest game from the Atlus Persona Team, is being released in Japan on February 17th, and they were nice enough to release a Japanese demo! Instinctively, I logged onto my Japanese PSN account and eagerly downloaded it. These are my thoughts on the game that has had everyone completely confused since its announcement.
First of all, Atlus has gone out of its way yet again to make the presentation of this game absolutely stunning. The Megaten art style translates really well to 720p, and Shoji Meguro's soundtrack does not disappoint. This time around however, everything's gotten a little more risque, so this game is definitely NSFW. The out-of-gameplay experience is shown through cutscenes, some of which are drawn animations, and some of which are animated in the in-game engine. I must say that I (surprisingly) prefer the engine cutscenes. The in-game graphics are beautiful, well animated, and despite not having an amazing polygon count, really work well. It's like watching a high budget anime movie, except it's all in-game. The cutscenes in the demo involve Vincent, his friends, and his girlfriend Katherine. (Note: Vincent's real girlfriend is Katherine, and the girl on the box and in the header image is Catherine.) I don't speak or read Japanese, so I can't really give any details on the dialogue.
Imagine if an American Stewart tank teamed up with a German King Tiger to push away a soviet Russian tank destroyer. Aside from the fact that Nixon would have probably loved that, you can actually make that possible in a new MMO tank simulator called World of Tanks. The game, still in closed beta, is the rumored first in a very long line of military sims. It allows you to take command of the cockpit of many Russian, German, American (coming soon), British (coming soon) tanks, tank destroyers, and artillery platforms.
The game does have some reality issues for the sake of keeping a balanced game and ladder system. However, the tanks are very realistically modeled from top speeds and ammunition to compartment placement. You can get hit in the ammo rack, treads or even your optics if you're a long distance fighter. The game mechanics are similar to that of a first person shooter if you are a tank destroyer. But the prize for originality goes to the artillery mechanics. When you stop and zoom you can use ally feedback to locate enemy tanks and adjust your own coordinates to shoot down a moving target from across the field. Everything about this is realistic from hit box calculation to time till impact. I love the mechanics even if there are some realism problems like one cannot move over a slope of greater than thirty degrees or that some tanks are given powers that they originally didn't have to allow for a more balanced game.
Overall I just wish the game had some better graphics but it's still in beta, so that doesn't really matter yet. The game rewards beta testers with in game money which will soon become the currency for all of its real financial transactions. Speaking of which, the game actually has a great in game conversion rate. 1 gold can get you about $400 in game. The world of tanks crew is still accepting beta key applications so apply for one today! Some places actually have extra gifts if you use a third party so good hunting.
Yesterday at 7PM, the game I've been waiting for had finally arrived at my door. The special edition of Marvel VS. Capcom 3. And soon after opening the Amazon package, I grabbed my (crappy) camera and decided to film myself unboxing it! Please excuse the messy room, and the blurry moments.
The special edition comes in a special cardboard sleeve, and the actual casing is metallic. It comes with a full color comic book, a DLC code for characters that will be released on March 15th, and a one month free trial to Marvel's digital comic service. Not too shabby for $10 dollars more. I hope you enjoyed the footage, and I'll have a review up sometime this week!