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30Oct/090

Jay-Z vs Mega Man 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47Hp1wcDtdg

I'd get DJ Hero if this song were in it.

Edit: looks like youtube pulled it. Check out the artist's page for more remixes such as Jay Z vs Battletoads
http://www.youtube.com/user/ChangWang2k3
and http://www.myspace.com/CW2K3

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27Oct/090

Forza 3 Vinyl

Forza 3 is nothing short of AWESOME. Therefore, it deserves the awesome.gif

Never having created any art in any video game before, this was definitely an eye opening (and FRUSTRATING) experience. I went in expecting layer management and editing similar to photoshop, where I can easily overwrite a part of a layer or make a portion of a layer transparent, but I couldn't figure out how. After going back and watching Jube's video tutorial I realize now how important it is to plan out your method and techniques. A lack of planning definitely caused me great frustration and I ended up having to use a ton of stamping to get the details to my satisfaction.

I appreciate the quality of work/time of M0dus and Jube3 10000000x more now. Trying to create this smiley as my first vinyl was quite the challenge.

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23Oct/090

Fond memory

I remember my mom used to take me here as a kid. I don't really remember playing with other kids so I'm pretty sure I used to whine and beg my mom to take me to the Golden Gate Children's Park to play. My favorite thing was the cement slide where you had to grab a piece of cardboard to sit on. Scraped knuckles was not uncommon. I think my sister used to take me here as a kid too. I want to jot down any early childhood memories while I can still remember.

21Oct/090

Snes favorites

I wrote about my Game Doctor III in a previous post; so I figure before I forget, I should list some of my favorite (and more obscure) games that I copied and played. I'll skip the obvious ones. Some of my favorites were random purchases from HKG stalls. I think that's how I was able to play so many Japanese games.

To this day, I don't remember ever finishing a game. That's what having an abundance does to you. Shortens your attention span and you get bored faster because you can easily check out a difference game. Before I had the Game Doctor III for SNES I had to buy carts, and when I did; it was a rare treat and I would play that game for months on end.

I remember my mom buying me Hit The Ice from Electronics Boutique at Stonestown and I played the crap out of that game even though it was pretty shitty. It was impossible to score so I just focused on the fighting. Don't get me started on how many hours I put into SFII and SFII Turbo (Famicom game from Hong Kong w/ converter!)

Cool Spot
Star Wars Empire Strikes Back
Looney Tunes B-Ball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8uEyaY65AI
Blackthorne - Creepy atmosphere. I mostly remember getting frustrated at the difficulty though.
Ranma 1/2 CRH - not to be confused with the crappy one released in the US

International Superstar Soccer Deluxe - This was definitely the best soccer game at the time. I had to play and figure out all the Japanese as a kid. I even learned to recognize the "Baggio" name; Italy was my favorite because of the in-game pony tail.
Axelay - amazing shooter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5deOWkolM8
Wild Guns - shit, all the Natsume games at the time were awesome (Pocky and Rocky!)

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