Archive for November, 2009

New Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep Pics

So in a recent Famitsu article that I would assumen came out over the weekend/today Square Enix released afew pictures of their upcoming PSP Action RPG Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep. If you want to see these cool new pics check out the link below but beware of small spoilers to the story of BBS!!!!!!!!

KH:BBS Pics

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Feeling a little festive

For the past few years I have been occasionally buying new cold cathode lights to replace the broken ones in my gaming computer. This time around I decided to mix it up. Blue has been the color of my computer for past 3 years and it is starting to become boring.

As I mentioned above, I occasionally bought new lights. I have been having bad luck with cold cathode. The only kind of cold cathode I was able to find at my computer store were the cheap $5 brand that break after 4 months. This was frustrating me. I felt that I had no other choice but to go with LED lights. The only problem I thought would come about with LED is that the LED lights would be directional only making the light not fully light up the case, I was wrong. They’re freakin’ awesome!!!! 😀

You will see the lights are red and green. As my house is decorated for the holidays, I thought I might as well decorate my computer 😀

Anyway, the whole process went something like this…:

Whenever I see my lights die (Yes… this happened multiple times), I notice they are not as bright as they first were. The image below shows the light (10x brighter when first purchased):

Here you can see the light being dim (Though the lighting as an effect on camera):

Removing the light:

As you can see, one end of the cold cathode tube is cracked internally, no way of fixing

Installing the new lights:

Adding some duct tape to keep some wires down:                         Red light installed:

Quack

Green light installed:                                                  Green light powered on:

Green

Red light powered on:                                                They work!

Red Newly positioned lights

Final result:

Festive :D

Summary – The installation of the new lights was successful and the result is amazing. Below is a list of pros and cons for cold cathode and LED lights. Remember, this is based on my experience. What is described below is based on how I feel about the types of lights I bought, I know there are better brands out there in the world, but this is what I got.

LED lights – Pros:

  • EXTREMELY bright!
  • Connect directly to power supply through molex connector
  • Long cables which makes putting lights in far places easier
  • Will most likely last longer

LED lights – Cons:

  • Could be expensive ($15 for each light, as opposed to $10 for two cold cathode I bought)
  • No on/off switch (The lights I bought didn’t have any)
  • When looking at the lights directly, the rod looks dotty. This meaning that the light is not consistent moving down the rod since it is just a bunch of LEDs spaced out.
  • To me, they are not as cool as cold cathode
  • Depending on brand, lighting may only be directional

Cold cathode lights – Pros:

  • Lighting is consistent throughout the rod
  • Also extremely bright
  • Ambient light
  • On/off switch

Cold cathode lights – Cons:

  • Requires that power converter thing (That weird blue box that takes up space)
  • The cables on the rods are short (At least the rods I bought)

Video and Trailer of the week!

So I’m out of town for this weekend and i have not posted a Video/Trailer in a long time so in honor of me not being here I get to post a new video and trailer of the week
So the Video of the week is Super Mario Bros Stop Motion IRL And Trailer of the week is 3D Dot Heroes Debut Trailer

3d Dot Heroes Gets NA release Date

3DDH Logo


In yesterdays Atlus Faithful letter the “Faithful” were told that Atlus’ follow up to the hit game Demon Souls, has finally had a release date set. The date is May 11, 2010. Personaly i can’t wait for it! This game looks REALLY REALLY Fun! So hopefuly we will get more bits of info as this game comes closer to release!

Knight

Podcast: Episode Alpha

Just Listen to it:
http://gamesandlife.podbean.com/2009/11/13/alpha/

Sgt. Pepper’s DLC Coming Next Week

Paul as seen in The Beatles Rock Band
Harmonix and MTV Games have sent word that The Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) will be available in its entirety for purchase and playable as downloadable content in The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store starting November 17, 2009.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band becomes the second full album from The Beatles to hit The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store with Abbey Road (1969) having been the first full downloadable album when it was released last month.

With “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Getting Better,” and “Good Morning Good Morning” already included on The Beatles: Rock Band game disc, players will now be able to play songs from, and complete, the entire Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

The content will hit the Xbox 360 on Nov. 17 and the PS3 on Nov. 19. Full song listing as well as pricing details via the press release can be found after the jump.

Individual Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band singles: “Fixing A Hole,” “She’s Leaving Home,” “Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!,” “Within You Without You,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lovely Rita,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” and “A Day In The Life.”

Price: £.99 UK (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per each individual track

The “Complete The Album Pack” features:
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band singles: “Fixing A Hole,” “She’s Leaving Home,” “Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!,” “Within You Without You,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lovely Rita,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” and “A Day In The Life.”

Price: £7.49 (1080 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Complete The Album Pack”

Available for Wii (Nov. 17):

Individual Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band singles: “Fixing A Hole,” “She’s Leaving Home,” “Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!,” “Within You Without You,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lovely Rita,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” and “A Day In The Life.”

Price: $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) per each individual track

As previously announced the complete Rubber Soul (1965) album will be released as downloadable content in December. The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is available for purchase on the Xbox LIVE, PlayStationNetwork and via the in-game The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store for Wii using Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel.

Final Fantasy XIV Online Update

final fantasy xiv logo

Final Fantasy XIV Online Logo


Square Enix has sent over word that the official Final Fantasy XIV Online Website has been updated with new info and media pertaining to the gladiator and pugilist classes. The update offers a first look at some of the in-game weapons available to both classes while newly released assets will offer fans a “tantalizing glimpse at these two powerful professions.”

I can’t wait….

Final Fantasy XIV is planned for simultaneous global release in 2010, with language support in Japanese, English, French and German. If you comprehend any of those languages or just like colorful pictures, head on over to the game’s official website for the goods.