If you have been following my main site, you may have notice the lack of updates last week. Although you could go to the site without problems last week, I had a lot of problems trying to upload my files. The web hosting site doesn’t have a proper cpanel tool for file managing. You need a FTP program for it. I been using my main web designing tool’s FTP & it doesn’t work. Used another FTP program that the web hosting site recommended, & it doesn’t work as well. Checked the FTP info & they are correct. But yet, I still can’t connect being the server offline or something.
Aside from that problem which seems to happen frequently now & the hosting site being offline overall, I decided to go another web hosting site. Although I keep saying that I will rework the site, I will be actually removing some parts very soon. I will remove the Downloads section for a couple of reasons.
One is that most of programs there are too old as newer Windows programs will probably not run them & if they do, they probably won’t run well. Second is the hosting site will probably treat them as warez which they aren’t since most companies probably have treated them as abandoned programs. Also, the wallpapers there are too small in size now. With bigger screens & higher resolution pixels, those wallpapers ain’t worth having as wallpapers now.
The new site URL is here. You will see a September 29, 2014 update which didn’t appear until today. Didn’t want to change it since I didn’t feel like it really. Today’s update will be there too. But the site will have problems for now due to incorrect URL links. Trying to get all that corrected. It will take some time for it to update. So if something is broken, don’t worry for now.
I’ve been doing a lot of things on this blog site even though it’s not very informative or detailed as my main site. But that doesn’t mean to stop visiting there. If you are into anime or PSP gaming, please continue to help that site. *endcheapadinsert*
Although I look at the stats for this blog from time to time, I have been wondering what people like here. I have done a lot of different categories. Some of them are big & active while some are small or barely used at all.
So I made a poll for the fun of it & see what people like. I thought I got most of the popular categories down. If you want, tell me what you like about that category in the comment section as well. It could help me a lot.
I thank all you readers out there for your views & hope I can do more on this site & my main depending on my time!
It’s E3 2017 this week & 2 of the most important press conferences went & gone. To my surprise, Microsoft did their press conference on Sunday instead of Monday. A day early instead of a few hours earlier than Sony’s press conference. Very strange as it would give Sony more time to prepare their press conference to outdo Microsoft’s. But what I did I think about the conferences? Let’s start with Microsoft.
I didn’t really paid a lot of attention to the Microsoft press conference, but I did get some of the details. A large chunk of it was focused on XBox One X (aka Project Scorpio). The details on the console isn’t anything new from what we heard before. Overall, it’s the powerful console on the market right now. Games were shown in 4K to the audience & viewers at home with 4K setups. There were new games announced, including exclusives. Also, updates on past announced games last year were shown. The biggest thing to take out of the conference is the XBox One X’s tech details & price which is US$499 (CDN $599).
On Sony’s side, it’s the same format as last year. Less time & more games shown non-stop. Not many new game announcements shown as a large chunk of it is on updates on games announced last year. Playstation VR had its time with new games shown. The whole thing was focused on games.
So, which one won? In my option, it was Microsoft hands down. The public announcement of XBox One X & the games running on it was definitely the show stopper. New games were announced & some of them were exclusives. But the down side on that conference was that some of the games are not true exclusives. They were console launch exclusive or timed exclusive. The conference caused a lot of confusion with the word exclusive being thrown away.
Sony’s conference seemed lazy. It was like they gave up & couldn’t get anything from a large number of 3rd parties. Thus, Microsoft takes it in my books.
I don’t plan to do my usual Day X of E3 2017 this year. Mainly because of time for me. But I will talk about XBox One X & my opinion about it later.
Although I do know his work from Perfume, this is the first time that I got a CD that has his own solo work & his other artist. Who am I talking about? Yasutaka Nakata.
From CDJapan, my order for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Harajuku Iyahoi & Yasutaka Nakata Crazy Crazy Feat. Charli XCX & Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has arrived. Although it has a song from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, I’m not into this artist. I mainly brought it for Crazy Crazy.
There should be another haul coming soon this month. Mainly music again.
I nearly forgot about this. Then again, Perfume has been releasing very limited stuff & in short time periods. So what came in is this.
This is Perfume 5th Tour 2016 COSMIC EXPLORER. This is the Blu-Ray limited edition which contains an extra disc. I also got the preorder bonus poster which is pretty much the store promo poster I think. I haven’t open it really.
Nothing really much to say really. I think I may get another haul this month though.
What I thought was a couple of days from my posters arrival turned into a couple of months. I contacted Yesasia about not receiving the other half of my shipment & they did a reshipment. Usually it doesn’t take this long for something to arrive from them. Anyways, if you forgot what it was, here it is.
It’s Taeyeon Vol. 1 – My Voice. Her first full solo album. I brought both versions. The one on the left is the I Got Love version & the right is the Fine version. I think the difference between the 2 versions is the cover & the attached photobook. For songs, there is no difference. However, it seems that the record company wants you to buy both as the spine for both “books” makes it complete.
The words “My Voice” fits nicely together. Although the words bends over on the other side, it makes the spine of the books to look better.
While I finally got these CDs, there is a deluxe version out now. While I was waiting, that new version upsets me. It has 3 additional songs & 1 of the songs is 1 that I want. Cause of that, I brought that. But I won’t get it anytime soon since I got it ordered with a preorder item. So, I should get that next month if things got smoothly.
A couple of weeks back when Atlus released Persona 5 outside of Japan, they set up some streaming restrictions for the game. If you don’t remember what they are, it was basically you can’t stream past 7/7 (July 7) & some other parts like character transformations, endings of dungeons, etc. If you did that, you risk getting a copyright/content strike or account suspension. The idea is to enjoy the game without being spoiled by the internet.
Today, Atlus decided to loosen up the restrictions a bit due to the large negative response. The restriction is now set to 11/19 which is the start of the final act in the main story according to Atlus. Although the date has been extended, the other restrictions in the middle seems to be the same as nothing is mentioned about them. Also, the PS4 sharing function is still disabled.
With the restriction being near the game end, I don’t think this will do much for some people. One reason is that some people have completed the game already. Unless you start the game late, I don’t see some people that completed the game to stream it now. They know the story & ending, so they may not want to go though it again. The ones that will stream it will probably be the ones that have yet started. If they are people like me that haven’t completed the game yet but is currently playing it, they probably won’t stream the middle part of the game.
Another reason is the PS4 sharing still being disabled. Unless you have an external device to do it, some people may not invest into this idea.
In the end, the restriction lift is pretty useless. Just enjoy the game.
Well, it won’t make me MLG or a pro gamer. But it took me time to actually get this. Because I need it to play this.
So my order from Amazon via Marketplace came today. It’s the Playstation 4 Pro. Brought it with a bunch of Amazon gift cards & found at a bit of a cheaper price. It was $30 cheaper. Better than nothing. Still need to pay a bit of cash for it. Looking it up close, the thing isn’t as big as I thought. The box at least.
I don’t know if I will be setting this up today. My house is changing service providers for TV, landline phone, & internet. So no point in me setting it up now until the tech guys gets here & finish the jobs. Also, I need to see if I have a HDI cable around the house. I know the PS4 Pro comes with a HDMI cable, but I need more 1 since I’m connecting the console to a amplifier sound system which then connects to the TV. I can’t leave the house to buy a cable if I don’t have one since I need to wait for the tech guys & stay while their around. Plus, I need to redo my router & devices to get them back online.
On the day of release for Persona 5, Atlus wants everyone to enjoy the game. At some level. Atlus has put some rules out from the bosses from Japan HQ (from what they say) for Persona 5. The rules are here.
Long story short, Atlus doesn’t want you to stream or put gameplay videos up for Persona 5. The main part about it is not to go past the game’s date of July 7. Before that is okay with some limitations. Also talking about it is limited as well. The main reason is to not spoil the game’s story. Basically Atlus wants people to enjoy the game themselves. Failure to obey the rules can lead to content ID strike or getting your account banned.
Personally, I think the rules have some good & bad. The good thing is avoid spoilers on the net & enjoy the game yourself. Bad thing about it is probably a marketing standpoint. Limiting the spoilers is practically having let’s players giving Atlus free advertisement on the game & “forcing” people to buy the game & probably a PS3 or PS4 console if the viewer doesn’t have one.
In reality, Atlus cannot catch everyone. As I type, there are videos up & coming up where people have broken the rules. There are so many people working for Atlus versus millions of let’s players. Atlus has done this before for the Japanese release to prevent spoilers going outside of Japan. They have content strike people & they did that before for Persona 4 Dancing All Night for the music. For sure, Atlus will hunt & watch out for people breaking the rules.
However, I don’t believe it’s a permanent thing. This is most likely a timed thing. After a few months, the rules will be removed after a good chuck of people have completed the game. It’s only a matter of when. For me, I won’t be streaming. But I was hoping to watch let’s play of the game in English since I will play the game in Japanese.