Browsing all articles from April, 2012.
I’m pretty sure there are very few people who haven’t heard of the Nyan Cat meme, but here’s something new – a Nyan Cat cosplay! These amazing colourful costume and make-up are really hitting the point, if Nyan Cat would’ve ever made it to manga or anime, i imagine that’s pretty much how she would’ve looked like. The Nyan Cat costume was made by Anshie, photos shot by ChikakoUchiha. Anshie is not only a German cosplayer, but also a fellow gamer and she even works as a video game tester. Be sure to visit Anshie’s Facebook page, Anshie’s cosplay website or her DeviantArt account - or all of them, because there are lots of other cool cosplay project to check out.
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Not a gaming post, you see, but i thought it might be useful so i’ll just leave it here… You’ve probably heard of Netflix, right? That fancy video-on-demand streaming service americans are used to hype about, making all of us non-americans super jealous, because presumably you can’t use Netflix unless you’re in USA. Well, there are a lot of guides on how to bypass that restriction, but most of them talks about methods that aren’t cheap and/or aren’t easy. Just a few days ago the collective brain of my household was able to figure out how to get our hands on Netflix cheap AND easy at the same time. So i’m writing this general directions in case someone else needs them. Oh, and the best thing – all of this is perfectly legal. (more…)
First of all, i must say that this cosplay of is Shining Blade from Guild Wars 2 absolutely amazing! The level of details on every part of the costume and its overall design is stunning. And all of this thanks to one person – Enayla, a computer science student from New York, who is into cosplaying in her spare time. Make sure to give a Like to Enayla’s Facebook page if you have a Facebook account, because she makes really cool costumes. Part on these photos – the ones agains interior backdrop - were shot by Darkain Multimedia at Fanime 2012, and the other part – the ones in a field – were shot by Shinichi Al Hayashi. Both the photographers are with Cosplay Photographers. (more…)
Just yesterday i made this post about Alicia 2.0 Frontier test with lots of screenshots and info, and here i am back with more stuff about Alicia 2.0 (앨리샤 2.0). I accidentally stumbled upon a great source of Alicia 2.0 info stashed on a great Korean gaming website GameMeca, and among other things, they wrote a preview for the new version of Alicia Online based on the Frontier test i mention above. The preview has lots of info and screenshots, and i did my best to translate it. It’s not a literal word-by-word translation, you see, as i had to use 3 different translation tools to get the best picture of what is it they’re writing about, but i’m positively sure i preserved most of the info. My own notes are in [brackets]. So, here it goes. (more…)
First of all, these screens belong to lovekimjy1, a Korean fan of Alicia Online, who participated in the “Frontier test” – the first time Alicia 2.0 was ever available to fans in late October. Unfortunately, i missed the whole thing and is forced to watch screenshots and videos made by other people like many of you have to. And Alicia Online’s English version is still haven’t even been mentioned anywhere, let alone released. We still do not know the release date of Japanese Alicia version, either. But these are sad matters, so let’s get back to something fun and take a look at all the new beautiful screenshots from Alicia 2.0 beta test! I tried my best to translate what lovekimjy1 said about each one of them.
Okay, first of all, don’t get your hopes too high, i don’t have a guide for you on how to register in the Japanese version of Alicia Online or even a tangible release date. But i was curious what the heck is taking those asians so long to launch the damn game, so i dig around and gathered some curious info about Alicia Online and its Japanese version. There IS a Japanese version, and it WILL be released at some point. By the way, Alicia Online’s name (at least, one of the names it has been called since 2009) in Japanese is this: “馬と私 の物語 アリシア” (something in the line of “Alicia: Story of My Horse”). So you can Google it too, might find something i missed. (more…)
Authors of “Psychonauts” and “Brutal legend” will develop game prototypes that based on gamers’ voting!
For years (exactly, since 2007), Double Fine – the video game developer who brought us Psychonauts and Brutal Legend titles – had been doing what they call “Amnesia Forthnight“: each year for two weeks all of the company’s employees would get away from whatever project they were working on, divide themselves into small teams and work on prototypes for new games. Some of these prototypes were chosen to become full games, but if in the past the person who chose which of those prototypes were to live and which to die was Tim Schafer, this year the privilege is now ours: gamers and fans. Yes, that’s right! Team members from Double Fine will publish video demos, and gamers will vote which of those will become actual prototypes. After the said forthnight – two weeks of non-stop coding – the prototypes will arrive to Humble Bundle, where users themselves decide how much they will pay for a download. The voting starts now, so watch the video from Double Fine for more details, and head off to Humble Bundle, because that’s where they’re putting these concepts we vote on!
Oh, you are so gonna love this! Recently, Russian Federation made a new law “On information, information technologies and on defending of information” (№ 139-ФЗ, effective since 1 November), which allows government to create a database of blacklisted IP addresses of websites, that should be banned by ALL ISPs in the country (YES, they ban content by IPs, and nearly banned YouTube a couple of weeks ago). The websites to be banned are those containing child pornography, tips on how to suicide, information about narcotics and generally “bad for children” content (i.e. any website at all). A couple of days ago, Russian Federal Service for Drug Control blacklisted Eve Online fan site because they had an instruction on how to use VIRTUAL drugs in a VIRTUAL world to boost VIRTUAL character’s abilities. Proofs are here, so spread the word of this stupidity, my friends. (more…)