Oct 18

An Overdue Status Update

It’s definitely been awhile since my last update, for a variety of reasons. Over the last week, I had to deal with the death of my aunt, which put a halt to any practicing for the SDA Charity Marathon taking place at MAGFest. Hopefully, with things getting back to something resembling normal (I’ll be going back to work) tomorrow, I’ll be able to get back to practice on that too.

Games-wise, I’ve been playing something that I finally decided to start after owning it for almost three years: Final Fantasy V Advance. My main reason for finally picking it up and starting through it was what I had heard about the Job System: Namely, it’s possible to utterly break the game (IE Make it really easy) if you know what you’re doing with it. To a degree, that’s definitely true–a little thought and you’ll be dealing massive damage to normal enemies and bosses alike. A bit more thought and you can probably utterly destroy everything without breaking a sweat.

(No FFV hints/spoilers please)

Here’s something to cheer you up: A brief collection of some of M. Bison’s best moments in the Street Fighter movie. Note that Raul Julia’s portrayal of M. Bison is pretty much the only reason to watch the movie; he’s obviously having a great time portraying a video game villain, in contrast to everyone else who are trying their damndest to make an honest-to-goodness movie.

Here’s another funny video for you: A prank on the set of Stargate SG-1. In this particular scene, Colonel Jack O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson and Captain Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) are stuck on a glacier, chipping away at the ice. Col. O’Neill remarks that he’s not sure how they’re going to get out of the situation. Captain Carter’s response is…not quite what O’Neill expects.

Lastly, check out the Let’s Play videos of HCBailly, especially if you like RPGs at all.


    • Metal Dream on October 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss my friend :(

    Just out of curiosity, what will you speedrun at Mag?

    • Metal Dream on October 24, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Aaah, nevermind hehe I totally missed your post about it in September :p

    Rock out those speedruns! It’s for a good cause.

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