RabidChinaGirl blogged
Nov 27, 08 2:57pm

I will be taking Thanksgiving off so it's highly unlikely you'll be reading any news posts tomorrow authored by "Lydia Sung."

Knowing that I don't need to wake up at a reasonable hour has allowed me to stay up until now, fussing over my blog and an editorial I spent an entire afternoon procrastinating. I hope you're not sick of Mirror's Edge yet, because there's enough drama surrounding that game to last us ten lifetimes.

Yeah, I know that's kind of Sean's territory, but hey, I reviewed the *bleep*ing thing, I deserve to love it too.

My latest personal beef is actually an old one that I chose to ignore the first time around. Remember when some tool decided Faith looked too Westernized and gave her plastic surgery? Sean posted a piece of news yesterday that brought it up... again. The game's producer, Tim Farren, is apparently displeased with the edited image. "Displeased" doesn't begin to describe how I feel about it, though.

So before I collapse for some well deserved rest, I give you my holiday special...

EDITORIAL: Falling for Faith

Happy Thanksgiving, you crazy bastards.

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Chad blogged
Nov 27, 08 10:26am

Why am I doing an overview of a week from a Thursday to a Wednesday instead of Sunday to Saturday? Because I can. :)

Anyway, throughout this week I've logged in a fair amount of hours gaming. The list goes about like this:

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (GBA) - 2 hours
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility (Wii) - 3 hours
Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii) - 3 hours
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3) - 11 hours
Call of Duty: World at War (XBOX360) - 2 hours
Various PS3 Demos - 1 hour

I found it odd that I didn't play any more than five games during the past week, but the fact that I had logged in 20+ hours of gaming didn't really come as a shock to me. I really wasn't doing much in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town except for continually trying to complete a few objectives that I should have done a long time ago. Namely, collect all of the Goddess Jewels and Kappa Jewels. This basically means I spent all of those two hours in the mines, descending and hoping to reach level 255 of it before I go crazy. Haha, I still don't think I'll ever collect all of the Jewel's of Truth. In the other Harvest Moon game I played this week, Tree of Tranquility, I had things moving along great. Spring of my second year is coming to a close, and I've made the most of it. I purchased a nice little plot of land that I now have the Town Villa built on, as well as a large patch of strawberries growing in very good soil. I've made at least 80,000G in this season alone thanks to all of those Perfect and Shiny quality strawberries I ship every four days or so.

Animal Crossing: City Folk really hasn't been as I had hoped. I really enjoyed the GC version of it, as well as the few minutes of the DS version I played at a friends once, but I seem to have lost interest I guess. Paying off my house is pretty tedious, as well as trying to trigger certain things, such as getting an invite to Redd's shop in the city. A few new villagers had moved in, but the two villagers that moved in I already have in my town in the GC version, so it was a nostalgic moment, but a little bit of a disappointment because I wanted someone I had never seen before. I really just try to play every day so I don't get the villagers mad. There may be a lot of new features and things involved, but I think upping the difficulty really has turned me off this game. I will still play it though, and hopefully I can find something that will keep me a bit more entertained than my current schedule of talking to the villagers, shaking all of the trees, and then quitting.

I'll start off with Call of Duty: World at War for the 360. No, I don't have a 360 unfortunately, but my friend does and he recently picked up this game and invited me over. Fortunately for me, the controls were basically the same as CoD4 on the PS3, except the trigger/ironsights and the grenades buttons were inverted. We played two spit-screen vs. matches. I ended up winning the first fairly easily, and he won the second. He got a few lucky kills on me and got a five kill streak. With that kill streak he called in dogs, which I thought was a pretty cool feature. I was used to dogs from CoD4's campaign mode though, so I was ready. I found that the dogs were a lot easier to knife in this game than Modern Warfare. However, there were a lot more dogs coming at me and if even one wounded you a little bit, it only took a few more bullets for you to die, so my friend ended up coming out on top by five points in the second match. Then we played the co-op campaign mode, which was amazing. Every level was enjoyable because there were many unexpected things that would happen, such as you walking along through tall grass, and then a Japanese soldier would pop-up and try to bayonet you all of sudden. Still, I found that the AI was horrible, perhaps some of the worst I had ever seen. I had ally soldiers standing next to enemy soldiers, firing at enemy soldiers in the distance instead of the ones right next to them firing at me. Also, I went over to a few enemy soldiers who were shooting at the rest of my squad. I just knifed them one by one, waiting for the next to react, but instead, he just kept on shooting, ignoring the blood-thursty mongrel that just knifed his two friends. I regret not having time to play online though.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.....still amazing. Out of the eleven hours I played it this week, I played it for five hours in one sitting. Haha, I'm still not very high in rank, only one prestige and 51 levels under my belt. Still, one week ago I was level 46, so I made a good improvement. I also got a sweet kill streak of 18, and finished my first game with over 100 kills (Headquarters on Shipment ftw). It was quite fun to say the least. For the various demos, it mainly consisted of doing the Metal Gear Solid 4 and Mirror's Edge demo over and over again. I did play about ten minutes of the Warhawk Demo though, which I still hate for the inverted sight controls. Mirror's Edge is definitely on my "Games to Get" list now, or at the very least, rent. I was afraid that because of the runner vision it would be extremely difficult and hard, but it actually wasn't. The controls seem pretty simple, yet complex with the flexibility of them and use of combos. Metal Gear Solid 4 demo....'nuff said. It was pretty awesome, though I still haven't been able to complete the demo without being spotted.

Well, that's a pretty basic overview of my gaming for this past week. See you next week for another one. Hopefully I'll have played a few more games that just six. :P

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Redemption blogged
Nov 27, 08 10:59am

Its great to see the reception the new neoblogs are receiving. This is an idea that started off a few years ago and finally came to fruition with much of the work done by Tekmosis. I think of it as an experiment in our search to give members more ways to express themselves and share that expression with others.

The neoforums are amazing for many things, but there's just something about a platform where all your own deep thoughts, spontaneous blurbage and other musings can be grouped together at your own pleasure and pacing.

Hope to read many more interesting blog posts over the coming months, especially those that come from inquisitive minds. You ever have that insatiable feeling, perhaps late at night or simply on a beautiful afternoon, where your mind is afire with thoughts or questions, or where some emotion has you in its grip and you just cannot rest easy without exploring it? Has some elusive mystery kept you awake, or were you just too excited by the anticipation of "tomorrow" to sleep? Now those stories would make for some good reading!

Well that's my introductory blog post. Now to leave you with a fun quote that's also surprisingly insightful, especially if you worry as much as I do about what the future brings:

Master Oogway from Kung-Fu Panda: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why they call it the present."

(Incidentally Oogway means turtle in Chinese. doh!).

RabidChinaGirl blogged
Nov 27, 08 8:42am

Blogs? I haven't blogged since my second year of high school. My God, this feels bizarre.

The blogs are a rather great idea. Writers can post about things that are game related but may not qualify as news. Or rather, if there are pieces of news I consider notable enough to be included here as well.

Most of you reading these blogs won't recognize my handle, probably because I do little more than lurk the forums. You'll find my activity is restricted mostly to posting news, game reviews, videos, and running rampant across (moderating) GameGrep.

By the way, thanks a buttload, Howard.

Oh, and I hate you people with your massive monitors. Adjusting the background image of my blog is killing me, so some of you are just going to have to see white! I give up.


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Chad blogged
Nov 27, 08 8:14am

Hey-o, it's Chad. Wow, not sure how to start this off, so I guess I'll just introduce myself. My name is Chad, I live in Arkansas, USA. Gaming is among my many hobbies (others include various sports, movies, anime, hanging out with friends, etc.). I'm still unsure of what I want for a profession in the future, but I would prefer it to be something that has to do with gaming, maybe either writing reviews and/or news for games and game-related entities.

I recently wrecked my car, so I thought I might go ahead and upload a pic of it sitting in a yard just to see how everything looks with an image on a blog entry. So if any of you wanna send me some cash to help me pay for a new car, feel free to do so. :P

Anyway, I've been coming to Neoseeker for almost four years now and I still enjoy it. Some accomplishments/notable events for me were becoming portal staff (now wiki staff), a member of NeoCRS (seriously, go contribute now and you might be lucky enough to have my name grace your daily contribution report after your submission is reviewed :thick: ), a moderator, a member of the news team, having multiple reviews good enough to be published (expect more hopefully), and much, much more. I've also made many great friends on this site and hope to make a whole lot more.

Well, I guess that is enough for a first entry. Hopefully I'll see you around Neo and if you have a question, are confused about something, or if you just wanna chat, feel free to PM me and I'll see what I can do. Thanks for reading!

ProudLoz blogged
Nov 27, 08 7:53am

Sorry for cussing and when I mean bitchin', I mean it in a good way. It's nice that Blogging on Neo has finally been implemented. This opens new doors for people, specially the ones that feel like writing, either productively or not.

Unfortunately I have to keep this one short but I'd just like for you guys to know that there will be more coming from me once I figure all this out. Be on the lookout for something new tomorrow. :)


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Klope62 blogged
Nov 27, 08 6:35am

So, I'll try it out with the new this launching.

In general, 08' has been a pretty big year for the Klopez. I really have to blame the beginning of it on the Neoseeker Election. No one saw it coming (muwahahaha). It was seriously a great, but also dreadful start to an exciting year. ;o

I almost can't believe it's almost over. In fact, that's what I should do...A summary of the year, yay.


...Also, Big Brother Neoseeker, double yay.

And Kat (Nightmare) says; "KLOPEY IS AWESUM. <('.' <)"

Hi bye.

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Chiggins blogged
Nov 27, 08 7:23am

Well lately I've been playing some Counter Strike: Source on Steam. Now, I'm far from great, but lately I've been getting alright. But if you look at my status on a server I've been playing on, my kill to death ratio is 0.27. :( Either way, its a fun game. I wish I could have been playing it back in its prime though. Could you imagine how many people could have been playing at once? I don't have the actual numbers, but that must have been fun.

Now, the game has built up a legacy of being one of, if not, the best FPS out there, along with Unreal. There are communities and friends built off of the game. Clans have been formed. It also helped out Major League Gaming, and people have even won a good amount of money from being so good at the game.

I believe that this is more than just a fun game. Its a definition of our generation. Its one of the best video games out there, ever. So start playing it, and enjoy.

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Spiritual blogged
Nov 27, 08 4:52am

Ever wonder why anime has grown so popular recently? It has been very popular in Japan over quite a long time, but its popularity in North America, and Europ seems to be spread vastly. There is not only over 1000 anime shows, but most actually give you a sense of thought. Over 3,000,000 people in North America today have watched anime atleast once, or have become majorly addicted! It seems like the best animes are always the ones that you can relate to. Even though anime has a lot of haters, most of those people have not even watched anime once!

It really bothers me when people make fun of other people who like anime. I find it is just an interest. I rarely hear about other hobbies like basket ball, watching wrestling, or whatever being an annoyance. I have always accepted people`s interests for who they are. I just cannot seem to wrap myself around people who cannot accept the over 3,000,000 people in North America, and the over 30,000,000 people in Japan who have atleast seen an anime show. Sure, you can agree it is garbage, nobody is denying you, but it does not mean a person is a certain way. Even neoseeker`s anime community seems to agree.

Solitaire blogged
Nov 27, 08 3:37am

So now I'm looking at a nearly empty page, minus the letters and marks that seem to be following my cursor, wondering what I should do with it. Let's see.... I can bring a nice comfy couch, a few side tables for holding goodies, munchies, and drinks et al, the mandatory giant flatscreen, cues music, lights.....

.... now where the heck are the people?

Anime, anime, anime.... this is about anime, and so it should be, I've only been moderating that forum since 2002... sheesh where does the time go? I suspect Wolfie has swiped it, although he would probably insist that Red swipes it from him.... or would that be tek doing the swiping?

I watched The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye fairly recently. Rented the series but would dearly love to own it if only rightstuf would get off their collective fannies and compile it into an affordable boxset. Perhaps a letter of suggestion to the powers that be might help?

In the meantime I'm re-watching an old favorite, Initial D. They really need to continue the series I want to see Takumi vs. Bunta drat it, extra stages aren't cutting it atm. ;_;

Watty blogged
Nov 27, 08 1:29am

Hey, I just came across this little feature in the Football Manager Social Forum and thought I'd check it out. A little bit about me: I'm 18, employed part-time but looking for full-time, and going to uni next year. I'm sporty in pretty much everything I do. I play a lot of sport, I watch a lot of sport, the majority of my games are sport related, I think you get the general gist (pronounced 'jist' btw, yes I know it's a stupid spelling) of it.

I'm hoping that my blogs are going to be vaguely comical or at least of minor entertaining value, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. I had one on MySpace and now none of my friends use MySpace so that was all a waste of time.

I have a few nights out planned in the near future so if anything interesting happens I'll be sure to let you know. Not that you're interested of course, just simply because I have to tell anyone and everyone my life story... Or at least the highlights of it.

Simply for my own personal entertainment values, I will now quote various personal ads, and maybe comment on what I think, is truly gripping and sure to entice any member of the opposite, or perhaps same, gender.

Hi I`m Tony from Nottingham. I`m straight acting. Fun loving. Easy going and open minded.
I like to socialise, and I`m a great Mario Kart player (N64).
I do some work on the weights but only to keep fit, not to be muscles of brussells.
I like cozy nights in, and out to the pub, but not really into clubbing.
I think it is easily noticeable here that not only is Tony living in the past with his N64, but he has clearly identified what women really look for in a man. Yes, you guessed it, computer game ability. Watch out though! Don't beat Princess Peach on your home track and your date's mates will ridicule you.

I'm a postgrad student, originally from Scotland but now living in Manchester. Am pretty busy most of the time, but could do with an excuse to escape the study now and again!
This guy really knows how to impress ladies! Calling them 'an excuse' is one of their preferred pet names.

Someone who is easy going, enjoys having a laugh and is just good fun, and is also a football fan they should also be open to new experiences and travel.
This one isn't so much funny as interesting. If you think you might know what these new experiences are then leave a comment. We could even have a mini competition. The one I think is the best will receive a prize! Yep, you guessed it! You get a prize for being the only one to read down this far. Amazing huh?


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Ripulse blogged
Nov 27, 08 9:23am

My birthday! On 11/28, I will be turning ** years old! (Sorry, but you can't know how old I am. Sign my guestbook, please!

I'm hoping to get one of those new 4th gen iPod nanos. Yellow is what I prefer. I guess I'll also get some books, games, and podcasts off iTunes.

So basically, about me... I'm just a simple person. I joined Neo in 2006-07 under the username Silver_Raikou- changed to Silver Raikou with a free underscore name change. I actually was on Neo long before that; I never really bothered to join.

That's basically it today.

Fun fact: I'm horrible at HTML tagging.

Current Motto: Forgive; don't forget.

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