Video games 


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Last night I played through the game Brothers for PS3. The game was developed by the Swedish Starbreeze Studios and the director is Swedish film director Josef Fares.

The game is a platformer/puzzle type game where you play as two brothers at the same time. The left analogue stick controls the big brother and the left controls the little brother. You travel through a mythic Nordic/fantasy landscape, inhabited by trolls, giants and the like, where you have to make your way to the tree of life to bring back a cure for your sick father.

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In order to progress you have to find a way to get by a number of obstacles. The two brothers have different traits that you’ll discover as you try to solve the problems presented to you. … Continue reading

 

I haven’t been gaming much for a long while, but I got Bioshock Infinite back in the spring and I recently finished The Last of Us. Both for the PlayStation 3.

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While I really enjoyed the tripped out story in Bioshock – especially the tearing of rifts between dimensions, causing them to bleed into each other – I found the actual ”shooter” game-play kind of mediocre, coupled with the never-ending search for items in every single barrel, trash can – you name it. It’s good, but I haven’t finished it.

I’m sure you’ve heard of The Last of Us. I really enjoyed … Continue reading

 
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The PS3 has always sucked when it has come to viewing Youtube videos. They’ve hardly been viewable in the web browser with horrible quality. However, a while back a dedicated Youtube app was finally released. In order to install it on your PS3, go to TV/Video Services -> My Channels -> Youtube. Works great.

What’s even better is that in the latest update for the iOS Youtube app that came out today, they’ve added support for pairing your iPhone to your PlayStation 3 which allows you to search for videos on your phone and then show it on your TV via your PS3. I don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this. It’s extremely convenient. And, yes, you can watch the videos in HD.

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Last year YUI released new versions music videos for Feel my soul and Good-bye days consisting of old footage from her debut years. It’s interesting to see these old clips of her. I found new love for this and many of her other songs after listening to the covers on the She loves you album. When I watched her perform this song at her last live as YUI at the CDTV new year’s show, I thought that the captions were wrong, so I checked the CD booklet. Turns out that I’ve been singing the wrong lyrics all this time :lol: .

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YUI ~ feel my soul~2012 ver.~

YUI ~ feel my soul~2012 ver.~

26MB 3:52 H.264/AVC 480×272 PSP Ready

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And appropriately last: Good-bye days. It’s one of my favourite songs. I love how you get to see YUI smile a lot in this video. I hope there’s more where that came from in her future projects.

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YUI ~ Good-bye days~2012 ver.~

YUI ~ Good-bye days~2012 ver.~

37MB 5:28 H.264/AVC 480×272 PSP Ready

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These are the last PSP videos I’ll post. Like YUI, I’m moving on to something else. The blog will remain. There just won’t be any new PSP videos for download. Six years is plenty and I’m looking to focus my energy elsewhere.

 

This is a commercial for eating more eggs that aired when I was in Korea in 2011. I was going to use it in a post about how you see idols in ads everywhere in Korea, that I didn’t finish.

Girls' Generation ~ Egg Song

Girls’ Generation ~ Egg Song

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I don’t know if it was because of the commercial or not, but I’ve eaten eggs more often since I got back :D .

 

I had these clips from Ai Otsuka’s 2007 Love is Born concert lying around, that I never got around to posting. I thought I’d post them here in case anyone’s interested.

Multi-talented Ai plays the violin in the intro to Honey. Clearly not her main instrument :lol: .

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Honey

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Honey

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Listening to Kumuriuta gives me chills. Very emotional song.

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Kumuriuta

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Kumuriuta

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After almost getting depressed listening to Kumuriuta, Frienger brightens the mood. Ai uses the baseball bat that you can see in the thumbnail to hit balls into the audience during the song. lol @ when she hits the ball straight into the front row at the end of the song.

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Frienger

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Frienger

27MB 4:13 H.264/AVC 480×272 PSP Ready

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This song is from one of Ayu’s latest maxi singles called LOVE. It sounds like the old Ayu. I started listening to Ayu around the time Rainbow was released, but my favourite album was always I am. Missing sounds like it could have come from that era. It even has that harmony that goes into so many of Ayu’s songs. It’s also in Song 4 u, which is another track on the same single. That song also has a classic feel to it.

Ayumi Hamasaki ~ Missing

Ayumi Hamasaki ~ Missing

32MB 4:52 H.264/AVC 480×272 PSP Ready

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Tae-yeon singing Rihanna’s Take a Bow at Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook back in June.

Tae-yeon ~ Take A Bow Live@YHY's Sketchbook 20120602

Tae-yeon ~ Take A Bow Live@YHY’s Sketchbook 20120602

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Looking and sounding great!

 

What better way than to start the new year with a comeback by SNSD? :D Their new album is now available digitally at online stores. I bought it off of iTunes and was listening to it on the train ride home from the New Year’s party.

At the same time, the music video for I Got a Boy was released. I kind of spoiled my initial spazzing by bugging my friend to play it at his house. Couldn’t really gush at that time.

The song is kind of fragmented. I enjoy twists and turns in songs, but this one is kinda like “I have no idea where the heck I’m going, let’s turn left!”. There’s a lot of different, contrasting parts competing for attention. Not very homogeneous or harmonious.

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Girls' Generation ~ I Got a Boy

Girls’ Generation ~ I Got a Boy

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Tae-yeon looks so awesome in this video (as opposed to… never :) ). Yoon-a also looks great with her camo jacket. The drama parts of the video feel a bit out of place and doesn’t really match the overall mood of the rest of the song.

The part of the choreography that I like … Continue reading

 

Let’s all enjoy some calm Christmas music as Crayon Pop reminisce about their trip to Japan. Hmmm… it’s kind of hard to make a pun when you haven’t started watching the video yet :P . It’s Crayon Pop’s first song Bing Bing. Another really good song. The only thing I dislike is the English part.

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Crayon Pop ~ Bing Bing

Crayon Pop ~ Bing Bing

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They have a little Big time sensuality (Björk) thing going there with the dancing and singing on the back of a truck :) .

I’ve decided that my favourite members are (as usual, the main vocalists) So-yul (so cute) and Cho-a (the singing twin). I like Way (the rapping twin) too, when there’s more rapping in the song, like in Saturday Night.

Merry X-mas! :D

 

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