不思議な国の

Aug 07
Just unpacked these from the box they arrived in this evening. I want to play with them but it’s almost a shame to open the boxes. >.

Just unpacked these from the box they arrived in this evening. I want to play with them but it’s almost a shame to open the boxes. >.

Jun 10
videogamenostalgia:

Sony Steps Up in a Big Way at E3
Sony came to E3 prepared. They’ve been touting for months now that the PS4 will be the place for gamers, and today, Sony backed up that statement. But they weren’t without entertainment offerings like their direct competitor. The first thing to mention though, is that the PS4 will be out this holiday season in the US and Europe at $399. (Phew!)
Sony spent a little time discussing their entertainment features on the PS4. Their services included original programming from Sony Pictures and Sony Music. PS4 will also include access to Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited on day one. All of the video services on PS3 (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, MLB TV, NHL Center Ice, etc.) will be present, as well as Red Box Instant, Flixster, and Live Events Viewer.
Sony also gave some love to the PS3 and Vita, highlighting games coming out on both systems within the next year. On Vita there will be:

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate


Final Fantasy X & X-II HD


God of War 1 & 2 HD


Dead Nation


Tearaway


The Walking Dead: 400 Days

The Vita will also see a The Walking Dead/Vita bundle.
On PS3, Sony highlighted:

The Last of Us


The Puppeteer


Rain


Beyond: Two Souls


Gran Turismo 6


Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate


Grand Theft Auto V

The PS3 also will be getting a bundle with GTA V.
The Playstation 4 was next on deck, with Sony unloading all their guns. To kick off the games, Sony showed back-to-back trailers for the following first-party exclusives:

The Order: 1886 (A fantasy steampunk game set in London made by both Santa Monica Studios and Ready At Dawn Studios, the creators of God of War)


Killzone: Shadow Fall


Driveclub


inFamous: Second Son


Knack


The Dark Sorcerer (which is rumored to be merely a tech demo by Quantic Dream)

Sony then showed their indie support some love, first showing off The Witness (an exclusive by the creator of Braid) and Transistor (an exclusive from the creators of Bastion). Next, Sony went rapid-fire, listing off games that will either be console exclusive, or debuted early on PS4. The games shown were:

Don’t Starve (Klei Entertainment)


Mercenary Kings (Tribute Games)


OctoDad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses)


Secret Ponchos (Switchblade Monkeys)


Ray’s the Dead (Ragtag Studios)


Outlast (Red Barrels)


Oddworld: New and Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants)


Galaxy (17-Bit Games)

After the indie developers, Square-Enix took the stage to announce that Final Fantasy Versus XIII was still in development and has been renamed Final Fantasy XV. Square-Enix also revealed that the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III is finally on its way.
Sony showed more third-party support by showing off more in-game footage for Watch_Dogs, Elder Scrolls Online (as well as announcing early beta exclusivity to PS4), Destiny, and announced a new Mad Max game.
After the games talk was done, Sony clarified that the PS4 will have no restrictions on used games, will have no online requirements, and that games will require no authentication; completely differentiating themselves from Microsoft and the Xbox One.
With a strong showing of games, support for gamers with its lack of restrictions and more affordable price, it’s hard to argue the strength of Sony’s presentation. It all ends up coming down to the individual consumer and what games you want to play, but in a worst-case scenario for Sony, the playing ground is even. How do you feel about Sony’s E3 briefing? Will you be buying a PS4 or an Xbox One? Stay tuned for any more announcements from E3 and a recap of Nintendo’s Direct video tomorrow on VGN.

In case you need some context for the sick burn Sony just laid on Microsoft, this is a great summary of the press conference. Really, now that the PS4 was revealed to be less expensive than the Xbox One, it’s all over. Not that I think Microsoft could really have done anything to outweigh the negative public opinion at this point, but man. Toast.
It’s a shame because I’ve very much enjoyed gaming on 360 this gen and vastly prefer that type of controller design, but that’s hardly enough to breed the kind of brand loyalty that would be necessary in this situation. Next gen is going to be a repeat of the PS2 era, with Sony on top. 

videogamenostalgia:

Sony Steps Up in a Big Way at E3

Sony came to E3 prepared. They’ve been touting for months now that the PS4 will be the place for gamers, and today, Sony backed up that statement. But they weren’t without entertainment offerings like their direct competitor. The first thing to mention though, is that the PS4 will be out this holiday season in the US and Europe at $399. (Phew!)

Sony spent a little time discussing their entertainment features on the PS4. Their services included original programming from Sony Pictures and Sony Music. PS4 will also include access to Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited on day one. All of the video services on PS3 (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, MLB TV, NHL Center Ice, etc.) will be present, as well as Red Box Instant, Flixster, and Live Events Viewer.

Sony also gave some love to the PS3 and Vita, highlighting games coming out on both systems within the next year. On Vita there will be:

  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

  • Final Fantasy X & X-II HD

  • God of War 1 & 2 HD

  • Dead Nation

  • Tearaway

  • The Walking Dead: 400 Days

The Vita will also see a The Walking Dead/Vita bundle.

On PS3, Sony highlighted:

  • The Last of Us

  • The Puppeteer

  • Rain

  • Beyond: Two Souls

  • Gran Turismo 6

  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

  • Grand Theft Auto V

The PS3 also will be getting a bundle with GTA V.

The Playstation 4 was next on deck, with Sony unloading all their guns. To kick off the games, Sony showed back-to-back trailers for the following first-party exclusives:

  • The Order: 1886 (A fantasy steampunk game set in London made by both Santa Monica Studios and Ready At Dawn Studios, the creators of God of War)

  • Killzone: Shadow Fall

  • Driveclub

  • inFamous: Second Son

  • Knack

  • The Dark Sorcerer (which is rumored to be merely a tech demo by Quantic Dream)

Sony then showed their indie support some love, first showing off The Witness (an exclusive by the creator of Braid) and Transistor (an exclusive from the creators of Bastion). Next, Sony went rapid-fire, listing off games that will either be console exclusive, or debuted early on PS4. The games shown were:

  • Don’t Starve (Klei Entertainment)

  • Mercenary Kings (Tribute Games)

  • OctoDad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses)

  • Secret Ponchos (Switchblade Monkeys)

  • Ray’s the Dead (Ragtag Studios)

  • Outlast (Red Barrels)

  • Oddworld: New and Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants)

  • Galaxy (17-Bit Games)

After the indie developers, Square-Enix took the stage to announce that Final Fantasy Versus XIII was still in development and has been renamed Final Fantasy XV. Square-Enix also revealed that the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III is finally on its way.

Sony showed more third-party support by showing off more in-game footage for Watch_Dogs, Elder Scrolls Online (as well as announcing early beta exclusivity to PS4), Destiny, and announced a new Mad Max game.

After the games talk was done, Sony clarified that the PS4 will have no restrictions on used games, will have no online requirements, and that games will require no authentication; completely differentiating themselves from Microsoft and the Xbox One.

With a strong showing of games, support for gamers with its lack of restrictions and more affordable price, it’s hard to argue the strength of Sony’s presentation. It all ends up coming down to the individual consumer and what games you want to play, but in a worst-case scenario for Sony, the playing ground is even. How do you feel about Sony’s E3 briefing? Will you be buying a PS4 or an Xbox One? Stay tuned for any more announcements from E3 and a recap of Nintendo’s Direct video tomorrow on VGN.

In case you need some context for the sick burn Sony just laid on Microsoft, this is a great summary of the press conference. Really, now that the PS4 was revealed to be less expensive than the Xbox One, it’s all over. Not that I think Microsoft could really have done anything to outweigh the negative public opinion at this point, but man. Toast.

It’s a shame because I’ve very much enjoyed gaming on 360 this gen and vastly prefer that type of controller design, but that’s hardly enough to breed the kind of brand loyalty that would be necessary in this situation. Next gen is going to be a repeat of the PS2 era, with Sony on top. 

Jun 09

thepatches:

soranoo:

Heather Mason - Silent Hill 3 (AUSA 2012)

“I don’t know what kind of hell is waiting for me there, but I’ve got no other choice. I don’t care about God or Paradise… If that’s what she believes in then fine. But she won’t get away with what she did. When I find her, I’ll kill her myself.”

Heather | Photographer | Editor

This is some pretty clutch use of scenery on a classic character.

Jun 09
Jun 09
  • the oresteia: well that aeschylated quickly
Jun 08
Jun 08
accioharo:

今日のご飯は何だろな♪
May 30
May 28
missbunbun:

Remember when my fanart of Panty and Stocking got stolen by Otaku USA and I was never credited for it?
No I guess you wouldn’t. Because I NEVER GOT THE CREDIT.
Way back in 2011 I was told by a watcher on DeviantArt that they had seen my art in a magazine. I was really confused as I never remember authorizing any of my art being used. I ended up finding the issue of Otaku USA where they used my art of Panty and Stocking (which I had drawn before the show even aired) in their February of 2011 issue. I was incredibly surprised that anyone would mistake my FANART for OFFICIAL ART. Needless to say I tried to get in contact with the editors at the magazine as this was a HUGE oversight.
I only ever received ONE email from someone. I don’t remember who I spoke to because (unfortunately) the email account I used to contact them was hacked a while back and never got back into the account. But I can tell you what was said to me. When I contacted someone on the team I told them how it was my art and how I wanted credit for it. I asked nicely. I told them if they credited me there would be no hard feelings. I got a response back saying that one of their designers must have TAKEN THE IMAGE FROM GOOGLE AND USED IT.
First of all…you’re letting your designers RIP IMAGES FROM GOOGLE WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE? Now, I have an associates degree in Graphic Design and one of the HUGE rules was that we never EVER rip images from Google because that shit will come back to bite us in the ass and we could get potentially sued. If you Google Panty and Stocking you WILL actually see my fanart if you scroll down a bit. But what made me laugh even harder was that what ever dumb ass used this didn’t even take my signature out. Yeah, way to show that this was stolen. (I don’t think you tried at all.)
So they told me OK we will credit you in the next issue. I was okay with that. Next issue comes out. I go to the bookstore to MAKE SURE the credit was there. I spent half an hour looking for a credit and didn’t see a thing. Now maybe I looked over it because, let’s face it, I can stare at the fridge for ten minutes and not see the Ketchup that’s right in front of my face. But after this I went right home and emailed them again…and then again…and one more time. I NEVER RECEIVED AN ANSWER FROM ANYONE. They completely ignored me.
I guess they thought that because I was just some kid they could sweep me under the rug because I didn’t have the money to take legal action. And they were right. This issue was never resolved and my art went published in a magazine without any credit to me what so ever and it still bothers me to this day. I guess I’m just a little hurt because I always thought my art was never good enough. I’ve never been a popular artist and I’m still not that well known but for that one moment I could have had some recognition for MY art. MY ART that was apparently good enough to be mistaken for official art. It would have made me happy and it would have made me feel confident. Instead I feel cheated and used.
Maybe I feel like if I write this someone will get mad. Someone will raise hell about it and maybe this time…SOMEONE will care. Who knows. I just felt like ranting. Take from this information what you will but know this…your art is NEVER safe. Not from shitty tracers, not from popular artists, and not from big business.

missbunbun:

Remember when my fanart of Panty and Stocking got stolen by Otaku USA and I was never credited for it?


No I guess you wouldn’t. Because I NEVER GOT THE CREDIT.

Way back in 2011 I was told by a watcher on DeviantArt that they had seen my art in a magazine. I was really confused as I never remember authorizing any of my art being used. I ended up finding the issue of Otaku USA where they used my art of Panty and Stocking (which I had drawn before the show even aired) in their February of 2011 issue. I was incredibly surprised that anyone would mistake my FANART for OFFICIAL ART. Needless to say I tried to get in contact with the editors at the magazine as this was a HUGE oversight.

I only ever received ONE email from someone. I don’t remember who I spoke to because (unfortunately) the email account I used to contact them was hacked a while back and never got back into the account. But I can tell you what was said to me. When I contacted someone on the team I told them how it was my art and how I wanted credit for it. I asked nicely. I told them if they credited me there would be no hard feelings. I got a response back saying that one of their designers must have TAKEN THE IMAGE FROM GOOGLE AND USED IT.


First of all…you’re letting your designers RIP IMAGES FROM GOOGLE WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE? Now, I have an associates degree in Graphic Design and one of the HUGE rules was that we never EVER rip images from Google because that shit will come back to bite us in the ass and we could get potentially sued. If you Google Panty and Stocking you WILL actually see my fanart if you scroll down a bit. But what made me laugh even harder was that what ever dumb ass used this didn’t even take my signature out. Yeah, way to show that this was stolen. (I don’t think you tried at all.)

So they told me OK we will credit you in the next issue. I was okay with that. Next issue comes out. I go to the bookstore to MAKE SURE the credit was there. I spent half an hour looking for a credit and didn’t see a thing. Now maybe I looked over it because, let’s face it, I can stare at the fridge for ten minutes and not see the Ketchup that’s right in front of my face. But after this I went right home and emailed them again…and then again…and one more time. I NEVER RECEIVED AN ANSWER FROM ANYONE. They completely ignored me.

I guess they thought that because I was just some kid they could sweep me under the rug because I didn’t have the money to take legal action. And they were right. This issue was never resolved and my art went published in a magazine without any credit to me what so ever and it still bothers me to this day. I guess I’m just a little hurt because I always thought my art was never good enough. I’ve never been a popular artist and I’m still not that well known but for that one moment I could have had some recognition for MY art. MY ART that was apparently good enough to be mistaken for official art. It would have made me happy and it would have made me feel confident. Instead I feel cheated and used.

Maybe I feel like if I write this someone will get mad. Someone will raise hell about it and maybe this time…SOMEONE will care. Who knows. I just felt like ranting. Take from this information what you will but know this…your art is NEVER safe. Not from shitty tracers, not from popular artists, and not from big business.

May 23