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Best Buy Theater Halo Reach Midnight Release Experience

Posted by zerofigures on September 14, 2010

So Halo Reach comes out today.  For some reason I think that productivity around the world is going to drop drastically.  I know I for one have taken the day off, not to play the game but to rest and wait for it to arrive by UPS.  Last night I attended the midnight release in New York at the Best Buy Theater in Time Square, formerly the Nokia Theater.  If you were there, I was the guy in the army green “I am Master Chief” (from the Halo 3 midnight launch) shirt.

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Capcom’s Darkstalkers Graphic File by Udon

Posted by zerofigures on January 26, 2009

Just got this book in after nearly a years wait.  I placed my order for this book through Amazon.com on April 7, 2008.  After multiple emails updating me that of released date being pushed back, my order didn’t ship until January 14th, 2009.   If that does show my dedication to this book, then I don’t know what does.

Morrigan Felicia Art

As a long time video game fan and a lover of 2D fighters when this book was announced I knew I had to have it.  I knew very little about what the book would contain but that didn’t matter as it mentioned it would include artwork collected from the Darkstalkers/Vampire Savior series.

At first glance of the Darkstalker’s Graphic File, expecting and a book full of art, I was disappointed to find out that it was not so.  Out of 140 pages it only gives about 23 pages dedicated to the art itself.  I felt quite ripped off immediately.  There are however very detailed biographies through out the book which do provide additional art.  You can also think of it as a game guide since it provides the move lists for the characters.  All Darkstalkers/Vampire Savior games for all systems are listed in the back noting every character and what game they have appeared in.

Art IMArt figure section

This book isn’t really a reader, but instead you should enjoy the art, concepts and ideas.  There’s really nothing to do but appreciate the information which is presented to you and seek to enlighten yourself with things about the series you didn’t know.  I enjoyed the art for Dee, a character I knew nothing about before getting the book.  It’s great to learn about the characters and history behind the games.  There’s even a small section dedicated to figures.

My favorite fighting game company has always been Capcom,  giving us such series as Street Fighter, Rival Schools, Darkstalkers (Vampire Savior), and the VS series kept me indoors (arcade or home) for hours.  Many of those games complete my collection today.  I’ve always been a fan of Capcoms artwork regarding their fighting games and always jump at owning any of it as part of my collection.  I already own Udon’s Art of Capcom book and as a former comic book collector, I enjoy Udon’s work.  Just recently purchased the new Street Fighter Legends Chun Li and I’ve even picked up their trade paper backs (TPB) of the Street Fighter series.

The current generation of fighting games is great (Tecmo, Namco, etc. ), but it’s really nothing like the ones I grew up with.  I remember playing those Capcom fighters in the arcade for hours on end.  Then later, once the game was released for home consoles, like the Sega Saturn, playing an arcade perfect translation for even more hours.  This is a great piece of nostalgia for any fan of the series or capcom.  I have no doubt that there will be some facts in this book that fans will find interesting and fun.

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1UP and EGM Down and All Around Ramblings

Posted by zerofigures on January 7, 2009

Lot’s of rain today in NYC.  Train ride wasn’t bad.  Got a seat, and miraculously didn’t have anyone sitting next to me with “Restless-Me Syndrome”.  That’s what I call it when women can’t seem to keep out of their bags or just for no damn good reason keep on fidgeting and elbowing me every 5 minutes. 

Apparently some people seem to think that rain is a good reason to play sick, stay home and not come into work.  When my commute is 50 minutes and yours is 20 minutes, I feel no compassion.

Speaking of compassion, as a gamer, I must express my sadness about multiple losses to the gaming community.  Once Ziff Davis property, 1UP has been sold to Hearst Corporation’s UGO.  The worst part of it all, a large part of the 1UP staff has been let go as a result of the sale.  I didn’t use 1UP much, but word on the street is that they provided some quality gaming podcast. 

EGM, the finest gaming magazine for mature gamers has ceased publication. As if it wasn’t sad enough to see Dan “Shoe” Hsu go, now the whole damn magazine is done, thanks a lot ZD.  I seriously don’t think I’ll ever subscribe to another gaming magazine now that EGM is gone.  GamePro and GameInformer just don’t lay it out like EGM does, IMO they seem to target a younger audience.  I grew up with EGM and enjoyed getting an issue every month.  EGM was loved and will be missed.  Guess ‘ll have to rely massively on Joystiq and Kotaku now.

The gaming community is buzzing today about this news.  Some of my favorite sites are providing coverage of the 1UP/UGO/EGM situation.  More info through Joystiq.com (1,2), Kotaku.com (1,2) and Gamasutra.com.

I wish everyone who got the short end of the stick well in their future endeavors. 

NZ

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Black Friday and Imploding Credit Cards

Posted by zerofigures on December 3, 2008

Hey, What goes on people? Haven’t posted in a while but I’m still around and the figures are still coming. Been meaning to update you guys on lots of new figures (Kai Harn, Aya, NonNon, Kanu) that I’ve gotten but just haven’t had the time.

There’s a lot of gaming to be done and I definitely have enough stock. Completing Lego Batman with the GF so that will take some time. Borrowed Midnight Club:La from a friend and that’s going well. Hope to be done with that soon as I’d like to move on to any of the various games that I’ve purchased recently including Fallout 3, Orange Box, MGS4, Uncharted, and Rainbow Six Vegas 1 (two was so good, I decided to pick up one). Gears of War 2 is going great (also got the lancer from amazon and RC tank from Best Buy), Halo 3 is always a good play, Still haven’t touched my Lost Planet, and I’ve yet to do more than 2 stages in the tower in Soul Calibur IV. All of this and yet I still have Blue Dragon, The Simpsons Game, Burnout Paradise, Pure, Arcana Heart, Final Fantasy Crisis Core, and Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit still sealed. That’s not even including my full PS2 backlog.

There are just so many damn good games out this season that it’s impossible to resist most. Especially with this past weekends sale due to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This is indeed one of the best BF’s to be a gamer. Too bad it had to show up when the economy is is such shitty shape.

The way I’m spending it’s almost as if i don’t realize we’re in a recession. Investing in a new Canon xsi and hope to be having fun with that soon. Seems like every week, 2-4 figures I preordered months ago decided to be released. Too much time in from the the computer is leading me to be on Ebay and bid on things that I may not need but definitely want, like a couple of rare games or a missing car or two from amy Hot Wheels collection.

Everyday it’s something new. Walked in to a store to sell some CDs I had laying around and as I am waiting for that to get done, I look around the store and see figures. I rush over to find a couple of things I’d love to have if I had more space and money. Two things stood out. the First was Fate Stay Rider Bust included as a freebie with some manga or something. I really have no idea what else is in the box but at $10 i couldn’t pass it up. I some how felt I was getting a good deal (even if I wasn’t), can some body let me know if that was a good deal? It’s brand new in box from Kaiyodo. Is it rare, old? Second item I jumped on was Alter’s Aegis box was damaged a bit but at $40 she immediately grew on me. Her design/stance makes me think she may be a leaner though.

While all of this is going there’s still the issue of Christmas presents for friends and family. Geez, gotta keep my eyes open for some good deals. My credit card company is gonna love me but my postal carriers are surely going to hate me. Whats a decent tip for postal carriers for the holiday season?

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