Archive for the Odd/Strange Category

Want Cheap Video Games? Korea got you cover

Posted in Gaming Rant, News, Odd/Strange, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 with tags , on July 6, 2009 by Stephen

Ever wondered how is the video game market in other places beside  US, Japan or European countries? What about Korea?  We know they have TV shows dedicated to Starcraft but what about Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii?.

Now, let`s get together around the fire kids, time for bedtime stories. Continue reading

Fallout 3 & Hokuto No Ken Similarities

Posted in Odd/Strange with tags , , on January 15, 2009 by Stephen

Ever wonder what was the inspiration for the lone wanderer`s character in the Fallout universe? Look no further than Japan proudest son Hokuto No Ken (Fist of the North Star).

Hokuto No Ken Fallout 3
Lone wanderer as main character Lone wanderer as main character
Wanders on a desolate wasteland post nuclear fallout with pockets of civilization Wanders on a desolate wasteland post nuclear fallout with pockets of civilization
Main storyline involves looking for a loved one Main quest involves looking for a loved one
Main character is empathetic. Accepts quests from strangers Player character is largely empathetic (depending on who is playing). Accepts quests from strangers
Can look indifferent when terminating foes Expressionless both in and outside of VATS mode
Main character looks like a raider in Fallout 3 Player character can look like the main character from Hokuto No Ken by dressing up like a raider
Fought a lot of raiders Fought a lot of raiders
Fought a lot of weird humans mutated by radiation Fought a lot of weird humans mutated by radiation
Martial Arts skills can cause the following: paralyze an opponent and/or cause opponents to explode Can have Bloody Mess, Iron Fist and Paralyzing Palm perks


http://www.nineoverten.com/2009/01/12/fallout-3-hokuto-no-ken-similarities/

iDOLM@STER charity auction

Posted in Japan, News, Odd/Strange, Xbox 360 with tags , , on January 14, 2009 by atalantegg

http://page3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c205284353?u=obc_charity_auction

Famous hosts of The iDOLM@STER radio, Chiaki Takahashi and Asami Imai, have presented a special signed copy of The iDOLM@STER: Live For You! for the Xbox360. Proceeds will go to charity. The auction will run for one week and is currently going for 37,650yen. It should be interesting to see what the final price will be, my personal guess would be well over 100,000yen.

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