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May 26, 2010 by Kazriko
The day after I finished Dragon Quest 5, I also reached the final boss in Final Fantasy 13. Of course, as is the case most of the time in Final Fantasy games recently, I wasn't able to beat it on the first pass. This is actually pretty unusual for me. Dragon Quest 5 was one where the final boss went right down. Most Grandia games, most Dragon quest games, even the older final fantasy games I was able to finish the game on the first try, but starting with FF9, I've had trouble either with the fin...
May 13, 2010 by Kazriko
They make a good case, http://gizmodo.com/5537502/diaspora-the-student+made-privacy+respecting-facebook-alternative , trying to replace facebook using a distributed network of sites. Of course, others have rightly stated that really, the web is already a social network. There's tons of sites for doing individual pieces of what facebook needs.

The main problem I see with that vision is that it doesn't seem like we have unified privacy and access controls across sites. I can publish s...
May 13, 2010 by Kazriko
I finally finished this one. It just goes to show how incredibly slow I am at completing games. This one was released in February of last year... 

What can you say about DQ? The entire series is considered Casual in Japan, and is the gaming equivalent of comfort food. It has many features that modern rpg gamers consider to be throwbacks and hard, but as a whole the game isn't a huge challenge. The whole series is very, very traditional though. Random battles, turn based gameplay, 2d spri...
May 12, 2010 by Kazriko
I usually post this monthly, but I'll pull April's entry from my other site since I'm a bit content light so far. This is a set of mini-reviews for most of what I watched, read, or played throughout the month. I only post about things that I consider "Completed" usually. A complete episode of an episodic game, finishing a main storyline of an MMO, watching an entire season of a TV show, etc. I keep a count of how many of each type of thing I complete during the year...

I was busy this month o...
May 4, 2010 by Kazriko
Introductory post? I suppose it's probably tradition. 

 

I'm not sure if I'll stick to Joe User, but I'm getting tired of my existing social networking and blog sites and was looking to avoid putting all of my eggs in one basket. I could go to Blogger, but I already use Reader, email, and various other things on google.

You'll probably see me posting some of the Mini-reviews I did monthly back on Livejournal. I might post random links and rant about them like I did back on fac...