Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Watch Master Keaton Anime

Update: The Youtube video is gone, go here instead to watch Master Keaton.

Naoki Urusawa is one of the most prolific mangaka and anime creator. Look, the dude created Yawara, Monster, 20th Century Boys, and Pluto. All these titles were very notable and critically acclaimed. However, one of the most overlooked title made by Uruswa is Master Keaton.

Master Keaton is actually a very entertaining show. It is about an ex-SAS operative who is now working as an insurance investigator. Keaton is not your typical action hero. He's not all muscle like the typical Japanese hero like Goku. Keaton is just a plain looking guy - a father of one and a divorced husband. The show revolves around a lot of MacGyver like adventures from the most innocuous hijinks to the most dangerous missions.

The video above is the first episode of Master Keaton. I must admit that this is not the proper way to view this show, but you can watch it and decide if you want to buy the box set (if it's still available) online. This is a good anime to add to your Urusawa collection.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Master of Orion Still a Great Old Game

It's been almost five years since I last wrote about Master of Orion. My last entry was about how to run Master of Orion (MOO) in Windows XP. However, because of the awesomeness of Good Old Games (GOG), you don't need to worry about that. GOG games can play in XP, Vista, and even Windows 7 in my experience.

So, instead of pirating the game, I bought it a few months ago but I hardly had time to play it. Needless to say, I played MOO yesterday and was once again sucked into the world of space exploration, expansion, exploitation, and extermination.

First, off I played as the Psilon(s) because they are the easiest race for me since I want to be always ahead in technology. Once I got awesome armor, planetary shields, scatterpack VII missiles, and high energy focus, I started to mass produce medium sized ships and began harassing my neighboring planets. They were all annoying me and they were breaking every peace treaty we had. I had to kill them all using my superior tech. They had stacks of medium, large, and small space ships. I only had one medium sized ship I equipped with class III shields, ECM, zortium armor, tachyon lasers, and fusion bombs. My lone ship named "Revenge" survived an armada of ships with nary a scratch on her.

I'm still playing the game but now I only have the Silicoids and Darloks to contend with. The Silicoids are way behind me in tech, while the Darloks are a little closer to my tech level. The annoying Darloks will be my last conquest - save the most annoying one for last so I can have the last laugh. Maybe, just maybe, the Darloks can have the last laugh if I don't play my cards right.  

Buy MOO 1 & 2 here on GOG for only $5.99. I'm not affiliated with GOG in anyway. I'm just a customer just like you. If I will ever pimp out an affiliate link I will mention that it is an affiliate link.

BTW, don't forget to build missile bases on your planets so that you can leave it without any ships guarding it and still be able to defend.

Friday, September 10, 2010

My Addiction to Civilization (Snes) Continues

No post for the past couple of weeks due to my addiction to Civilization for the Snes. I know that it's not the best version of Civ 1, but I like it nonetheless. Once Civilization V for the PC goes out, life as I know it will be over for sure.

My own play-through with the game has not been that successful 'cause my civ was constantly behind on tech even though I'm just playing in Warlord difficulty. The damn Aztecs and Germans gang up on me with their riflemen and tanks, while I only have primitive cannons. I'm still learning to be good at this game, what can I say...

Anyway, enjoy this Let's Play series of Civilization 1 for the Snes. The LPer chose to play on Earth under the easiest setting as the Aztecs, I believe. He will teach you the basics of the game and some other technique like creating "canals" for easy access for your sea faring units.
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