May 30, 2015

Feel my Birthday! Super late edition.

Super late to post this because this time around is very much different compared to last year. My leg last year was just swollen, in whatever phase swollen is, so I just sat around doing what I do on my birthday. This year, I concentrated on tending to my leg as it's very close to healing completely (it takes several hours a day to clean, bandage gauze, change said bandage gauze, rinse repeat etc), and for the first time in a long time I can stand on both legs without pain.

December 31, 2014

Year ending post 2014

Ah, what a year. From January 23rd to this day, I have been injured in my left leg that was the first I've ever experienced. In fact the whole year went in a way I was not expecting at all, especially not the way I had planned for some events (such as my giveaway).

So as a nod to this year, I went and lazed off the whole day, playing games, pigging out on some Pizza Hut delivery, browsing pics, watching korean drama's (ya'll give Highschool Love On a looksey). This post goes to the Vita though, something I acquired this month primarily for the waifu games XD (because soft-resetting for a decent Virizion in Pokemon Alpha Sapphire was such a chore lol).

Look at that. Need for Speed Most Wanted on the Vita was free during the Playstation Experience event, which of course I promptly downloaded it. I've read about how different it was from the PC version, but the above pic is a glitch I only encountered in the Vita version. Look at the mini map at the lower left corner. See that red line across the freeway? That's a roadblock. The glitch on the Vita version of this game happens when you enter cooldown, but get in range of a roadblock, and cooldown starts increasing your heat instead while flashing the minimap, maxing out the heat level at 6, which means you now have to escape from this atrocious heat level. This does not occur in the PC version.

Here's a funny glitch, or rather an unexpected event. That thing on top of my car is a security gate, these are scattered around Fairhaven and crashing through them is something to do on the map. Well, somehow I crashed through this particular gate where instead of flying forward, it folded over the top of my car and stayed on top for a few yards before falling off. First time I've actually seen this happen lol.

Sometimes the graphics on the Vita are just too good >__>

Also got Persona 4 Golden during the Week 3 Holiday sale on PSN. I found it funny they called her "Unfriendly-looking girl", I don't know about ya'll but I find her zettai ryouiki legs very friendly ;)

Also picked up Akiba's Trip during the Flash sale to end the month. I find this game to be rather amusing :D

She calls that being a little too close? She ought to see how close I can get XD

Oh my gosh, it's a Sonico ad! One of the things I like about this game :D

Look at what I named my character. I got a little pissed that free DLC from the PSN store has to be bought in the game with in-game money lol. So when I started my file, Seto Kaiba it is because screw the rules, I have money. Well, not yet at this point of the game, but I'm sure I will eventually ;)

I love this girl, Tohko. The moment I got to choose a girl to accompany me on a mission, I chose her. I'm gonna main her and wife her the rest of the game. Now if only I can figure out which choices to do XD

That's it from me today! Next month, I'm going to post all the gory details (and pics) about my leg injury, and hopefully from that point on I can move on and rehab my leg and put this injury behind me. Imagine, for a year, I could not walk, I could not run, I could not stand on my two feet. But 2014 is ending, and my leg injury will go with it. I look forward to walking again in 2015, as well as return to blogging, so happy new year everyone and may 2015 be better than 2014!

December 25, 2014

mangatron's Holiday 2014 haul

Well I did say I was willing to do the giveaway because I already spent money on myself, so here I'm going to post about what I got in November-December. Yukiko Amagi is providing the modeling for the photoshoot :D

In case the picture isn't clear enough, yes, I got myself a PS Vita, though it hadn't arrived yet at the time of this picture. To lazy to do another group photo :P In the picture you can see what looks like a book underneath the Vita games, I actually got the "Let's Get Physical" edition of Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus, which came with an artbook/character profile detailing all the Senran Kagura SV girls with some producer commentary. And yes, I had to get Dead or Alive 5+, it's one of the main reasons why I got a Vita lol. Oh, and if you hadn't noticed it yet, yes, I got another 3DS, the greenish thing below the gunpla box, though that one was bought purely as a unit to test my repair skills as it was sold as "UNPLAYABLE", and of course, with my great skill, I made it playable.

December 13, 2014

Well, that was unexpected.

It certainly was not how I wanted the giveaway to go, but it looks like it was a bust this time around. By the way, that's only 1 entry as the other entry was me, as I was testing if it needed a valid email.

Perhaps the prize was not big enough. Maybe if I made the prize a PS4 everyone would have jumped on it >__>

I guess if there's one thing I learned, it's that I should just focus on healing my leg first. It's really taking up a lot of my time these days, the amount of pain I go through and the amount of care needed to prevent it from re-injury, it's not something to be ignored.

Here's hoping my next giveaway has a much bigger turnout next time!

December 5, 2014

mangatron's Holiday 2014 giveaway!

December. A year ago, these cops and lawyers wouldn't dare.... wait, that's a line from the Joker in The Dark Knight....

A year ago, 10 days from now, I received a new hard drive and my very first Figma. I was about to blog about both of my glorious purchases when I was devastated by the worst food poisoning of my life. Yes, for 8 years of food poisoning, this one was destructive as it eventually led to undernourishment and the eventual breakdown of my muscles in my left leg, an injury that I am still recovering from.

One of the things I wanted to do last year was celebrate my upcoming 10 years at Animesuki by holding a giveaway. I couldn't do it then, this time, I am determined to do it. My first every giveaway of this type:

May 9, 2014

Feel my Birthday! Newgen edition! What?

I coined that term, yep. Newgen means all the changes that happened in just the last 4 years, and how much it changed those born within the last 14 years. Kids these days I tell ya...

So why the newgen edition anyways? Well, a lot of things have changed since my last birthday. My left leg is still kaput, my precious DS Lite's hinge finally ripped the ribbon cable for the top screen, rendering it half useful. I have Company of Heroes 2, which came out summer last year, after my birthday, so this will be my first birthday with that game. Except my computer absolutely lags with that game. There's a fault in my CPU that if it gets too hot, the GPU downclocks to 200mhz. I've done everything I could to cool my CPU but in the end, I need a new case >__>

I've known that for a while now, but it didn't bother me because I can remedy that by downclocking my CPU. That's why I've been spending my spare change on 3DS games, something I enjoy more :O So without further ado, this post brought to you late no thanks to a problem with my knee >_<

That's funny, shrink wrapped inside the shrink-wrapped box...

And for the first time in a long time, I buy myself a game on my birthday! (this took 2 months of whatever was left from my health spending) Well actually I received it yesterday, from my local gameshop, Conception II joins my birthday!
Don't you just love it when your girl puts one of your belongings on her crotch, daring you to get it?

Oh yeah, I wanted to blog about my first figma ever, Yukiko Amagi from the Persona series. I was supposed to do so last year to commemorate the retirement of my 250GB hard drive. Ironically life hasn't been so good since >__> don't ask why her, when I haven't involved myself in the Persona games or the anime, it's a.... perverted story ;)

Last played February 27

So let's kick things off with Company of Heroes 2! V-E day on me b-day! Actually, due to my hurting leg, I haven't played it since February 27, around the time I last bent my left knee. I only launched Steam to keep it updated, as I do not want the updates to pile up (they updated a lot of times this year >__<)

One of those updates is in preparation for the Western Armies, above you can see the 2 free commanders they gave out, German's get the Puma armored car and the Russians get the Sherman tank. Way too unbalanced, what no western tank for the Jerry's?
So, as usual, Vire River Valley is my fav map to play, unfortunately, this map had to be created by the nice people at Steam Workshop, and as far as I can tell there's no victory point option. Look at the above image, the AI was pretty dumb during my match with enemy AI (well, I gave them Standard difficulty, so heh).
Just leading the charge with my Stug III

The one thing I don't like about some of these custom maps are the population caps, where I could only have 2 tanks in addition to my defensive line.
Thanks to my tiny army, I had to rely on bomber support to destroy their structures.
Look at that, they managed to call in a T34 and it destroyed my Stug (lower right smoke), and the prick hid among the tree's, out of sight of my Tiger, but it could still fire at me due to their bases visual range.
Thanks to the loss of my Stug, I called in some heavy artillery: the Brummbar!
This is a really rare event. Despit their destroyed HQ, the AI called in reinforcements to fix their base. I very rarely seen this since the Company of Heroes 1 days, the option is there but the AI never used it until the latest CoH 2 updates (when I got the game December last year, the AI never did this).
My tanks were elsewhere, so I had to frag bomb them. Sorry, AI panzershreck buddy :P
That's where my tanks were. A T34 showed up, and when my Tiger came over to help, the T34 said 'screw this' and rammed my Brummbar, that's why it's engine is damaged.
I went after the last remaining Soviet base, and they actually managed to call in the ISU-152. That monster nearly blew out my Brummbar.
I won of course, but whenever the Tiger enters the game, if I was the Soviets, I have  HELL of a time against it. Those numbers above are a terror.
My small defensive line, the only other troops I had defending the only road into German territory.

One other reason why I don't play CoH2 much is because one needs to be online just to rank up. As you can see above, I am only rank 49, which would have been much higher had my ISP not been a total jerk.

Hmm, I wonder if I can make her into Atago >__>

Let's move on to my long standing ritual, Feel the Magic! As revenge for last time, I took on the mini games "Cart" and "Bus Stop" again. And I freaking lost again! What the heck man, for Cart I was rubbing the screen the wrong way, but Bus Stop, ugh my aim was off.
In case you're wondering, Bus Stop is like bowling; I'm supposed to roll the protagonist across the traffic crowded road to bowl the fan club on the other side. As you can see, I missed one guy >__<
For the sequel Rub Rabbits, I gave my waifu a nurse hat + chinadress! YEAH, I need a nurse right now, to uh... cast a mahou shoujo spell on my leg :P
Once again, it's revenge time for last year, "Dip" and "Dinner". If you're wondering about Dip (above pic), it's a mini game where I have to keep the piranha's away from my waifu while she washes her beautiful legs in the creek.... damnit I can't believe I keep losing this, YOU STOOPID FISHES LEAVE MY WAIFU ALONE, I'M SUPPOSED TO LICK HER LEGS NOT YOU.

As for Dinner, you might wonder why this one is my nemesis. There's 2 amusing reason, #1, I always thought it was a easy mini-game, because #2, it's a game where you tilt the protagonist on the bottom screen to eat the incoming food the girl throws, and avoid the rotten spoiled food. Yeah, I feel like it's a life simulation for me on how to avoid getting food poisoned so much >__>

Newcomer Conception II is also aboard for Feel My Birthday! I don't know if this game is going to be a part of my birthday rituals, but considering the premise, where I HAVE TO MAKE BABIES WITH CUTE GIRLS (stop looking at me like that), I sure hope it's a part of my rituals :D

Oh the animated cut scenes are a treat! Her name is Ruby, and SHE'S MY WAIFU. Well... it's too bad she's a part of the science division or something, they never said she's able to have babies :(

She has a reward for me! What could it be? Does she want to sit on me? Is she going to spank me? OH THE SUSPENSE ALONE IS KILLING ME XD

Well, I haven't gone that far in. It was... rather lengthy from the start to when you go to your dorm room. At least the girls are cute :P

Hey, it's my birthday, not Selena!

One other addition I am happy to welcome to my rituals, Pokemon X! I can't believe the fun stuff they had for birthdays, you know some people like to criticize Nintendo, but I for one love what they do with their games, little things like above just puts a smile on my face.
Look at that, that's just so awesome.

At a time when I've been really hurting due to my injured leg, it's reading stuff like this that warms me heart.
That's funny. I got way more birthday wishes than "Nice" clicks. What, nobody liked my Chespin wonder trade spam? They always were picked up on the GTS! :D

All in all, I really enjoyed my day today, in spite of the pain in my leg and knee. I also got to catch up to Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, a spring anime currently airing, which is a rather amusing series. But more importantly, I'm not going to let this keep me down. As you can see my blogging has dropped this year due to my health, but hopefully this birthday post will give me the energy I need to continue, it could have been yesterday, it could have been last month, but for me to enjoy my birthday this much, I'm really thankful and happy I'm still alive.

March 25, 2014

Twintail week celebration: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z FAQs page.

Here will be the landing page for posting any comments about my FAQ for Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.

Got any questions, want to submit combo's/tips, comment here!

By the way, Miss Monday is my waifu! All of ya'll keep your eyes and hands off her!!! :D Yeah, I did all this just for her. Ever since laying eyes on her last year, I have been waiting for this game to come out. Oh how many times I died just to finish the guide...

March 9, 2014

mangatron's bad luck: my Titanfall Beta experience

Ever wondered why I wasn't too happy about the month of February? This was the one time I wanted to forget my leg and enjoy myself, but my beta experience in Titanfall was anything but fun. (I blotted out my username because I wasn't thinking straight when I created my Origin account last year during those humble bundle sales, and it's not mangatron or einsteinecker, names I should have used >__> well I didn't have that much faith in Origin...) So my Titanfall experience was a little rough signing up for the beta, as I actually forgot my email used on Origin  (I really didn't have much faith in Origin). A couple of days later, I get the wonderful email:
WHAT. I don't have an Xbox One, and I clearly remember selecting "PC" as my platform of choice. Nice start to my Titanfall experience, eh? Yeah I didn't blot the code, doubt it still works anyways...

November 30, 2013

Arpeggio of Blue Steel Ars Nova avatars

Here is the page of avatars for the anime adaption of Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova.

Click the read more link to load the avatars.

November 21, 2013


Here's the landing page for my Senran Kagura Burst FAQ, for the Nintendo 3DS. Found a typo, or want to share some combo tips? Post a comment here, and I'll get to it as soon as humanly possible.