Archive for July, 2009

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_hojo:Woody’s Roundup.02

July 8, 2009

hojo.artcore_i bought 5 CD’s last month. one was Aphex Twin’s “Selected Ambient Works Volume 2,” Smashing Pumpkins’ “Thirty-Three” single from their “The Aeroplane Flies High” box set (leaving me 2 discs away from having pieced together all the discs from that set through second-hand stores), Crystal Castles’ self-titled album, Mastodon’s “Crack the Skye,” and Spinnerette’s self-titled debut. only one of these albums was actually released last month (Spinnerette), but overall, it was one of my more solid CD buying months in recent memory. the weakest disc was probably the Thirty-Three single, but like i said, it brings me that much closer to completing the set, and also it was only $1, which i really can’t scoff at. and it’s not actually bad…everything else was just really good. now that i’m done talking about my recent non-gaming exploits, there’s a snake in my boot. it’s time for another one of Hojo’s Woody’s Roundups.

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『バンド』 Seijika – Fried Beans and Hillbillies

July 6, 2009

Yawn I am tired. I will buy a million of those 5-hour energy things methinks. Get my mind and body awake! It’s necessary to catch my dreeeeaaaams. But this dead blog isn’t about my dreams, it’s about the things that hinder my dreams: video games. And that is what I shall present to you! This time it’s on a European game called Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. I will WASTE NO TIME WITH THIS ONE.

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_hojo:a relaxing, non-linear adventure; Steambot Chronicles!

July 1, 2009

hojo.artcore_we all buy games on different basis. maybe you read a positive review, maybe you trust the developer’s track record, maybe you just like everything in the genre. when i bought Steambot Chronicles, i hadn’t read any actual reviews of the game, the developer, Irem, hasn’t made anything in the past 15 years that i’ve purchased outside of R-Type, and i didn’t actually know what genre the game fell under. i bought it because 1) someone told me it was alright, and 2) it was cheap as shit. so really, i didn’t know what i was getting myself into when i started to play it. for all i knew, i would control a series of nanomachines that take the form of steam and would have to keep people toasty in steam rooms. sounds like it’d be some kind of actual eroge game, actually. well, whatever, Steambot Chronicles isn’t like that at all.

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