Israfel

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    I'm a former mixer and judge, and a left-wing wacko.
  • Real Name
    Michael Dover
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    mddover

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  1. My sister and I will both be there. I like how so many of the events have a cool sort of retro theme to them - should be fun.
  2. I really need to pick this up. I remember beating Final Fantasy II ( =P ) as a kid and being so hyped up for a sequel, and I just *knew* one was coming out. This whole 'FFs are all separate storylines' thing wasn't exactly common knowledge then. So finally, my 9 year-old self can find out what happened to Kain.
  3. So has anyone been following this game? One of the developers posts on a forum that I read, and I mean seriously, everytime I see more about this game I'm just floored. The basic idea is that you're trying to collect this little star thingies and in order to do this you can summon just about anything (there are a few limits like no brand names, proper nouns or abstract concepts). And I mean for real, almost anything. Some of the impressions coming out of E3 are flat-out ridiculous. Here's one from that same forum (NeoGAF, btw) that really captures the insane potential of this thing. So yeah. Honestly, games don't really amaze me. I've played so many games over such a long period of time that no amount of eye candy impresses me all that much. But man oh man does Scribblenauts amaze me.
  4. [Leon]Saddler, you're small time.[/Leon] ...sorry, I just got done replaying that.
  5. I don't follow the community as much as I used to, but back in the day my theory on this was that the remixing community isn't listener-centric. Generally speaking, I figured that most listeners would prefer songs to be done more like a professional "arranged" CDs--like the stuff on the FF7 Reunion album. But from the remixer's perspective, that's not very interesting. I'm sure there are lots of non-remixers who like the stuff we do just fine, but I always assumed that we'd get a bigger audience if we our "mixes" were basically just sample upgrades of the original. Or maybe not--it's just something I used to wonder about. Like, in music colleges the composition faculty write pieces that are mostly intended to be heard by other composition profs. I wonder if, at least to some degree, mixing is the same way: music by remixers, for remixers.
  6. The older systems I own are NES, Game Boy Color, Saturn, PS1, N64, GBA, Dreamcast and PS2--they are all hooked up. I used to own an Atari, Game Boy, Genesis, SNES and Xbox but I'm going to have to rebuy them now.
  7. Israfel

    GrayLightning

    I er...uh, don't know what you're talking about. Incidently, apropos of nothing, has anyone seen prot around lately?
  8. Israfel

    GrayLightning

    ^_~ I'm just kidding around. After all, if I was Gray then that would mean that at one time I would have had three votes on the panel, and that's not very sporting. Gray was awesome. I miss him, too.
  9. Israfel

    GrayLightning

    Yeah, even better than the collab I did with the Dead Lovers' Consort.
  10. Israfel

    GrayLightning

    ...now that's just crazy. *cough*
  11. I generally haven't been a renter since the SNES. But I'll probably start up a Gamefly account soon. It's a great way to try out games I'm a bit unsure about.
  12. Looks like it's going to have the over-the-shoulder view and aiming reticule of RE4Wii. Sign me up.
  13. The conference was certainly underwhelming. I'm excited about Wii Sports Resort, Animal Crossing and the MotionPlus, but I'm very much concerned about Wii Music. Honestly though, my main problem is just that so little was shown. Although, I guess it was a deliberate decision on Nintendo's part--there's plenty that we know about that they could have shown, they just chose not to for some reason. I get the impression that Nintendo was using the conference to target the mainstream press, which is fine, but it did make for a less interesting show.
  14. Israfel

    Wii Music

    I was definitely nonplussed by the demonstration today, but I'll give Nintendo the benefit of the doubt pending more information.
  15. Clockwork Orange is a favorite movie of mine, and I just sort of identity (or maybe that's not quite the right word...) a bit with Alex.