Monday, 20 March 2017

Let The Revels Begin...

Obsessed with Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell Musical and can't think about anything else.

It's time for a sequel to the Perl Poetry Competition 2000 Best Of Show.

To celebrate the new lyrics to All Revved Up With No Place To Go, some ES6 / nodejs poetry. :)

let revels;
let cages;
let flags;
let endOfWorld = false;

flags.furled = !flags.furl();

var strat = {  
  eyes : "blue",
  hair : "blonde",
  heart : "black",
  gender : "boy"


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Yuusha Raideen spotted in X-Men comic

X-Men, issue #107 (1977):

Yuusha Raideen (1975):

That is totally just a drawing of Raideen sitting in this old X-Men comic. I guess the artist - Dave Cockrum - was a fan. :)

Thursday, 9 February 2017

The most terrifying games of my childhood

Here are some games I found terrifying, when I played them as a child.

Warning! Scary C64 games in this post! Don't click through if you don't want to see what I found scary when I was in primary school!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Japanese video game English localisation news - 123



Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Japanese video game English localisation news - 122

Wow, a whole month passed, and I didn't make an update. I feel so out-of-the-loop now.



Other news:

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 121


  • Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (PC)
  • Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC)
  • Nights Of Azure (PC)
  • Tales of Berseria™ (PC)
  • Angels of Death (PC)
  • Moékuri: Adorable + Tactical SRPG (PC)
  • Flowers -Le volume sur été- (PC)
Out Now:
  • Himawari - The Sunflower - (PC)
  • Ninja Smasher! (PC)
  • Kokurase - episode 3 (PC)
  • Red Spider2: Exiled (PC)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

My Steam Awards nominations

Writing this as a blog post to someone because it won't fit in a comment (over 1000 chars)

The “Test of Time” Award : Sid Meier's Pirates!
Yep, I'm ooooooold. :) The first version I played of this was the C64 version. But this game is good!

The “I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye” Award : Actual Sunlight
DO NOT PLAY THIS WHEN DEPRESSED. PLEASE. It's not like a normal tearjerker thing, it's a full-on depression thing, but it has real emotional impact, enough that I wanted to nominate it beyond anything else I played (even though I actually played it on PS Vita rather than PC/Steam).

The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award : Chime Sharp
I was going to award this to Stardew Valley as I have accidentally played that one to sunrise without noticing before. Chime Sharp only makes me mysteriously lose around 4 hours every time I play it.

The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award : Circa Infinity
You might have seen my little review earlier.

The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award : Steins;Gate
So much would have been different if only [certain persons] had more hugs!

The “Game Within A Game” Award : Stardew Valley
Great minds think alike. :) I really like the mini-games in Stardew Valley.

The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award : Black Closet
It might be the game I did more early recommending to other people than any other.

The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award : Space Giraffe
The bonus rounds are full of seriously good mooing.

The “Best Yuri Game” Award : Kindred Spirits On The Roof.
The curator of the "Hella Yuri" steam group - who is Hanako of Hanako Games - made a call to all members to use the free vote on "Best Yuri Game" in an attempt to make Valve-sempai notice the yuri community, so I thought I'd pitch in. :)

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 120


Upcoming very soon:
  • Neo-Geo Metal Slug (PS4)
  • Steins;Gate 0 (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension (PS4)
  • Samurai Shodown VI (PS4)

Friday, 18 November 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 119

Announced / updates on forthcoming:

  • Persona 5 (PS3, PS4) 
  • A Magical High School Girl (PC)
  • Love, Guitars, and the Nashville Skyline (PC)
  • Kokurase Episode 2 (PC)
  • Alicemare (PC)
  • Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PC)
  • Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (PC, PS Vita)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Digimon World: Next Order (PS4)
  • Final Fantasy XV (PS4)


  • SPACE MOUSE 35th Anniversary edition (PC)
  • Brief Karate Foolish (PC)
  • AL・FINE (PC)
  • ENIGMA: (PC)
  • Go! Go! Nippon! 2016 (PC) (DLC)
  • SENRAN KAGURA Bon Appétit! - Full Course (PC)
  • Trillion: God of Destruction (PC)
  • Contra (PS4)
  • Dragon Quest Builders (PS4)
  • Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity (PS4)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PS3. PS Vita)
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Root Letter (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Mario’s Super Picross (New 3DS - SNES Virtual Console)
  • Sega 3D Classics Collection (3DS)
  • Pokemon Sun & Moon (3DS)
  • Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii U - Wii Virtual console)
  • Excitebike 64 - (Wii U - N64 Virtual console)
???? almost released?
  • Shuffle! All-Ages version (PC)
  • Trouble Witches Origin - Episode1 Daughters of Amalgam - (PC)

SPACE MOUSE 35th Anniversary edition - review

A review I posted on Steam with regard to SPACE MOUSE 35th Anniversary edition.