Saturday, February 27, 2010

Video of the Week: Smooth Touhou

Touhou + Micheal Jackson = Win.

What did it take to come up with this idea?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Video of the Week: ...With my Benelli Shotgun.


This is just too great. And the way he's still advertising his gun...Meme potential off the scale.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Games to Wait For: Super Street Fighter IV

Capcom nailed this roster! I truly can't wait for this game to come out. They've also hinted at a new character, Hakan, who's supposed to be an Arabic grappler. Really can't wait to see him.

On top of the new roster, the bonus games from the original Street Fighter II are coming back, new special finishers, new costumes I think, and a much better online mode. So glad I held back on the original...though if you have the original you can unlock other things for SSFIV. Hopefully I can get my hands on a borrowed copy to grab the content, if possible.

Game comes out April 27. I'm pre-ordering this sucker.

Also, there was leaked information on the roster beforehand that started as a rumor. The info nailed every single new character, including Hakan. That guy needs a raise, because he got the hype machine going really early, and the pay-off is great.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Daily Scribbles: Wordpress Designin'

Some of you know that I'm the Web Designer and Site Manager for Virginia Tech's Silhouette Literary and Art Magazine...and if you didn't know, ya do now. I did the original site in plain HTML and CSS because of a lack of time, but now I'm putting the site on Wordpress. Designing a a bit trickier than I expected. I'm doing a modification of the free public theme "Sidebarssuck" by Lifecheater, because for this site, sidebars do suck. Practical, yes, but not good-looking enough for what I was going for. As much as I hate to say that...I really like practical, so I'm out of my comfort zone.

However, I had loads of fun figuring out how to work theme editing. It's going to make life so much easier and better for Silhouette once this gets up. If it wasn't for the fact that I don't have my own personal server, I think I'd move 365DT to a Wordpress installation. Every time I try to theme Blogger, I stop because it's just too damn hard without having your own server to work on. Some day...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Video of the Week: Osaka Bang!

This only makes me want to go to Japan more.

Hell of a Deal: flOw (PS3) for FREE!

Spotted on Joystiq.

Yep. Free. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zada. Zero. Zilch. Not a penny. I think that's all the incentive you'll need to get this game. Grab it off the PSN to own ThatGameCompany's beautiful and artistic game for the low price of $0.

Do it fast, though, this deal expires at midnight EST. Looks like it also only applies to US and Canada. Sorry to anyone not in North America.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Custom Content: Ringtone - BASARA KO!

I'll admit, I'm kinda cheating with this one. Forgive me, though, Wednesdays are the bane of my existence on this class schedule I have right now, so this is all I could get up for today. This tune is from Sengoku Basara X ; not only is it the opening theme to the game, but when you use a character's special finishing blow, it kicks up as background music. It's an awesome tune from a supposedly awesome fighting game. I only wish I could play it.

Sengoku Basara X - Crosswire (Basara KO!): BasaraKO.mp3; 397.1kB | Preview and Download from

Monday, February 08, 2010

Programs for $0: KeePass

If you have passwords, especially passwords for really important stuff like bank accounts, you practically need this program. KeePass keeps track of any and all passwords you may need to store, and in many ways. Using a master key, a key file, your Windows user account, or any combination of the three, you log in to or create a password database. Easy to use catagorization, auto-generate passwords via several methods...It's really user-friendly.

Beyond passwords, though, I also really like keeping software keys, and any other sensitive information that I may need in here. It's really the best way to store your passwords. Stop using text files and sticky notes! It's only $0!

EDIT: Silly me, I forgot to, you know, post the link to the program's site. Here ya go.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Video of the Week / Game to Try: GNILLEY!!!!!!!!11!

GNILLEY is an indie game made by Glen Forrester. It's basic premise is using volume to change the environment and defeat enemies to move on. So more often than not, the louder you are, the better you'll do. It won the Most Original award at Game Jam Sydney, and for good reason. Check out the demo below, which deserves Video of the Week, and then try the game. Show your support for the Aussies! They kinda need it.

Custom Content: Ringtones - Sailor Moon [ENG]

I try to appease my entire audience. Yep, I made Sailor Moon ringtones, specifically from the English DiC dub. The Japanese Dub has some weird disco music. I've got the first season transformations and Sailor Moon's attack in this pack, in a ZIP file as usual for these packs (usual being that I've done one other at this point).

Sailor Moon Ringtones:; 1.4MB | Preview and Download from

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

What I See: Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2!

Still Frame: Webcomics, Vol. 2

These are some of my personal favorites. They've been bookmarked a long time for me.

8-Bit Theater |
By Brian Clevinger
Genre: Humor, Fantasy
Updates Tu, Th, Sat
[Currently beyond 1200 strips, The insane plot and often physical comedy are refreshing, despite it being a sprite comic. I almost tried to start my own sprite comic because of Clevinger's work...Then I came to my senses.]

El Goonish Shive |
By Dan Shive
Genre: Action, Drama, Humor
Updates ~Tu, Th
[The plot is a bit "everywhere," but Shive's comic world is fleshed out quite well as a result. Do not read from the middle, you will have no clue what's what and you won't get any enjoyment out of it. Classy TF fan-service abound.]

Order of the Stick |
By Rich Burlew
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Humor
Updates Weekly (day varies)
[Thank my brother for this one. He's a huge D&D fan (got me making a campaign), and there's a lot of referential humor in this comic for it. The 4th wall breakage is priceless when it happens.]

Sabrina Online |
By Eric W. Schwartz
Genre: Humor
Updates Monthly
[It kinda sucks that we get about 3 comics a month from him, but they're all very funny and advance the plot surprisingly well. It's the web equivalent of a newspaper's Sunday comic strip, but actually funny. It's not only for fur fans, despite what others may say...Transformer fans will like it too. :P]

Candi |
By Starline Hodge
Genre: Drama
Updates M-Tu, Th-F
[This is my "One Tree Hill," of webcomics, I suppose. Teenage drama abound, though there's enough comedy to keep me entertained otherwise. Also, there's a talking, flying ferret. Gotta get the surreal fans somehow, and that's not a bad thing in my opinion.]

Monday, February 01, 2010

New Tech: The Apple iPad

No, I'm not doing any previews or specs on it. Anyone who wants to know about the iPad already knows about it at this point. What I will be doing is pointing you to Philip Defranco's previewof the iPad. It's a segment of LikeTotallyAwesome, a tech/movie/game review show he started up in the fall. I think it does a pretty good job at communicating all the info you may or may not want to know about.

Personally, I was kinda excited for it...but then I remembered I have a Tablet PC. I'd rather pay $70 for a new battery than $499 for an enlarged iPod.