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a).  add it somewhere in your sig, or

b).  replace the backloggery link w/ your blog's link...I know which of the 2 I'd much rather be linked to  ;D

Added to my sig, will that do? :)

Your website looks amazing! I will definitely read it in depth. I also really appreciate the Japanese game websites.

You're very kind, thank you. I'm glad you enjoy my blog :)

I just didn't think it was worth repeating in every post. It's here if you do want to pop over -

Happy to help :)

I know the feeling well ^^~

I keep track of my OSTs over on - - you'll have to be really trying to own a CD they haven't got listed! I'm sure with your taste my previous post applies equally to the rest of your colleection :)

just click-on my sig & rate my collection, if you wish...I'm damned sure not typing out any lists of 100's of items  :-\


Feel free to pick and choose whichever platform(s) you want!

I went and had a look at your soundtracks! Obviously you're not drowning in them (yet), but you've already got a nice variety and I'll be interested to see what you pick up next :)

Classic Video Games / Re: Consolized MVS Solutions?
« on: November 23, 2013, 12:42:23 am »
I'm just glad to be of some use! :D

Classic Video Games / Re: Consolized MVS Solutions?
« on: November 22, 2013, 10:48:25 pm »
I'll probably take some time this weekend to figure out all the details more, since I've officially given up on the AES route (I seriously held out hope for a long time, but the prices are nuts), but if you do wind up with an extra, definitely let me know!

On a related note, check out eBay - people are seriously hawking AES consoles for upwards of $1000! o.O

That price is crazy - Hit-Japan have a *selection* from $200 - $400 -

Classic Video Games / Re: Consolized MVS Solutions?
« on: November 22, 2013, 10:44:05 pm »
Ah, I *knew* I remembered something on your blog about it, but couldn't recall. I think the only thing that made me inclined toward a consolized one was concerns about controllers, but to be fair, I was looking all this up far too late at night to think too clearly about it.

Almost all superguns are set up to accept Neo Geo joysticks/pads, or at worst Mega Drive controllers - you just plug them in and off you go! Some superguns don't (like this one), so that they can sell you overpriced controllers to go with their overpriced supergun, but a Vogatek or a MAK Strike are the ones you want to go for anyway.

The $600+ price tag is what I'm trying to avoid, and soldering (while I wish I had the skills) is probably not gonna happen, so the supergun + 1-slot MVS route seems ideal. I had no idea the MVS boards were that cheap o.O

You do get people going nuts over them every now and then, but by and large MVS boards really aren't expensive.

Personally, I still like the idea of consolizing an MVS board and setting it up with 2 plug in joysticks. I've read up on it a few times and with the soldering skills it's not going to be that tough. But to each their own.

If you're doing it yourself then that's a different matter because you aren't going to be charging yourself the insane prices these shops do and you'll enjoy a little electronic project too, but there's no way I'd ever tell someone to buy a consolised MVS.

Classic Video Games / Re: Consolized MVS Solutions?
« on: November 22, 2013, 12:46:16 am »
You really don't need a consolised version, a regular MVS+supergun will take up the same sort of room and cost a fraction of the price. If you scroll down to the bottom here - (sorry for the blog link) you'll see what my supergun looks like when it's hooked up to my MVS. Simple, neat, safe, and cheap.

Speaking only for myself, I don't see the point in those consolised MVS'. Looking at Neotropolis they want $689 USD for a basic one slot - my own MVS motherboard cost about $50, and my supergun cost about $30. Thinking about it, $689 is more than I spent on my entire AES collection (including the console), and I had something like seven or eight games when I had it. Thinking even more about it, if I had $689 to spend I could get myself an AES, an MVS *and* a few games for each.

Err, so if you're asking me - if you want cheap Neo Geo get a proper MVS board and a supergun. If you think spending almost $700 on a "console" is a sensible choice, at least make it the real thing and get an AES. Buying a supergun setup also allows you to buy other arcade hardware in the future too.

Re: BIOS changes - so long as you buy an MVS with a socketed BIOS (see here - it's a 5 minute tops job switching out the factory BIOS for a UniBIOS -

General / Re: The Best of the 7th Generation
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:49:38 pm »
I haven't considered these too carefully, but let's see how we go :)

-Best Console (or PC)?
For me, it's been all about PC, but that's more to do with my time/home situation than a lack of interest in the 360/PS3's libraries. I suppose XBLA has been my favourite "console" - if you'd have told me years ago that I'd be playing enhanced ports of NiGHTS/Virtua Fighter 2/Soul Calibur/Radiant Silvergun/Samurai Spirits 2/Guardian Heroes, etc. all on one mainstream modern service (and in the UK too!) I'd have called BS, but it obviously turned out to be true!

-Best Handheld?
PSP. Between the DS and the PSP, the latter just has more of what I like on it. I think it was also a nice wake up call when it launched and sort-of proved that handheld gaming doesn't have to be the technology leper of the gaming world.

-Best Game Developer?
Pfft, no clue.

-Best Innovation?
Microtransactions? *is shot*

-Top 10 Games?
The Last Remnant (PC)
FFF: Chocobo's Dungeon (Wii/DS)
Gu Jian Qi Tan 1 (& 2) (PC)
Phantasy Star Online 2 (PC)
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)
Boku no Natsuyasumi 4 (PSP)
<insert more games here>


a) I should stress the "microtransactions" suggestion was a (bad) joke
b) Stick Everybody's Golf 5 (PS3) on that games list :)


Add Mushihimesama Futari and Fortune Summoners to the list, as well as the entire Kiseki series :)

(is that ten?)

General / Re: VGC's Anonymous/"General" Topic:
« on: November 20, 2013, 03:13:06 pm »
I get to fall asleep every night staring at my Chinese PC games :D

In all seriousness, I like to use that little bit of time as an opportunity to remind myself how lucky I am to own all these cool things :)

I got Jp PS+ this morning, I'm like a kid in a sweetshop :D

Classic Video Games / Re: Virtual Boy:Misunderstood Creature or Vile Scum
« on: November 20, 2013, 03:09:38 pm »
I don't like it myself, the 3D effect gives me a headache (as does the 3DS' 3D, and all other 3D) and the red-on-black is too stark anyway - there's a reason why that kind of display is reserved for Terminators XD

General / Re: What are you playing?
« on: November 18, 2013, 11:06:26 pm »
I got a Hearthstone beta key yesterday, so I've been playing that a lot :)

It's a good card game - not as complicated as Magic, but in the right way - I feel like I can just read the card description text and make an informed decision on what to do next. Makes it feel most like Cardfighter's Clash in that regard - you think it's simple but there's a lot of clever stuff you can do if you think about it.

General / Re: What are you playing?
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:32:14 am »
I played it at the time; as a PAL gamer this was our first real FF game (Mystic Quest, while enjoyable, doesn't count) and the UK's hype level was through the roof! I watched this UK trailer a million times before it released and I must admit it still gets me a bit tingly -

And, at the time, I did enjoy it very much. It was well presented and contained everything we wanted from our next-gen games (CGI, prerendered backgrounds, full 3D battles with sweeping camera movements, etc.). It was the right game at the right time, and I don't think that's a problem. I also don't think there should be any issue with a more experienced and older me (by 16 years!) thinking about it differently now.

Crisis Core mirrors my feelings for the original FF7 pretty well now I think about it - some great ideas that go nowhere, some brilliant scenes that still feel disjointed and don't connect very well to the actual game or each other, and a lot of plot points that have me thinking "THAT MAKES NO SENSE" :D

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