Author: bluestarultor

  • X-Men ’97, ep. 1-5

    It’s… certainly been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve got a few things in progress and some of them might still be worth releasing, but overall, things have just been a different kind of busy. Spoiler warning, there will be ample reference to the original run and of course the new run, but both shows are…

  • A Jerako: Walk With Me! update on good advice

    Typically, I wouldn’t make a post on something like this, but my brother from another mother deserves credit for the idea. Jerako: Walk With Me! has been updated to change kCal to $tep (Step Bucks) and will be Pa$ in French. Whatever languages it might otherwise come out in will (hopefully) get their own localization…

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth fall/winter infodump analysis

    To take my mind off everything else, a bit of me doing fan analysis here. Okay, to get some gushing out before the rest: OMG, RED, I CAN’T WAIT! CAIT SITH AND HIS CUTE LITTLE TEEFS! KUJATAAAAA! *DEEP BREATH* Okay, let’s get into this. What we know The release date is in February, so basically…

  • Paper Mario, objectively

    Seeing as my original review was running long as a first impressions review and I’m now at the end of the game, I feel like doing an Objective Review System review is probably in order. No review is truly objective; this just puts numbers to my subjective reactions. I want to do this to condense…

  • Super Mario RPG (SNES), first impressions

    Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is a game I ironically was introduced to on Final Fantasy Wiki, though I in part am the reason (as an admin who was far more active back then) why it’s no longer on there. It’s been a point of mild curiosity, but since the remake is…

  • Paper Mario, the first impressions to last the game

    A second Mario RPG bought while I was on the Super Mario RPG train, and one I have a bit more familiarity with and even got to play a bit on Wii U. In this case, I got myself an N64 and original cartridge to experience it the way it was meant to be played:…

  • Computers: work smarter, not smaller

    If you haven’t heard the news, computers are facing the end of Moore’s law, which was a prediction of how computers would get more powerful over time that held up nicely until now. The reason for this is because it’s now impossible to make them any smaller. There’s a reason for that. Our friend, Silicon…

  • Chuck E. Cheese’s: saving the band

    If you haven’t heard, Chuck E. Cheese’s is phasing out the robotic band in favor of a puppet show and other novelties that cost less money. However, there was a huge fan campaign to save the show and it worked, sort of. The band will remain in what is effectively a test location and will…

  • Color in computing

    I talked quite a bit about this in my Mega Man Battle Network review, but computers have fallen into a two-dimensional cave for quite a while now and people are slowly expressing that they’re pretty much done with that. At the same time, games have become more colorful again after years of being gray and…

  • Legend of Mana’s “Ring Ring Land” minigame guide

    Ring Ring Land is a portable minigame for Legend of Mana playable on the Sony PocketStation™. Its initial release was exclusive to Japan, though the game itself exists on the disc of other releases, only with the code in Legend of Mana that handled interfacing with it removed. It’s a "new" feature of the Legend…