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First, something unrelated to the post. My sister opened her own blog: Tanya Natazsha.

And now, onto the post!!

About three or four years ago, a sempai of mine introduced me to The Sims, the first one where the people or “sims” never age. It’s a great game, but more than controlling the sims, i liked making the houses.

And then I discovered The Sims 2. It had better graphics, nicer furni, and the sims actually grow older and propagate. Back then there was only the base game, the nightlife expansion and the university expansion. A month after i started playing The Sims 2, I decided to stop. I stopped because I got so addicted to it, i started dreaming of my sims.

Three years later, and here I am again, playing Sims 2 (I would play The Sims 3 I have a feeling my ratty computer would explode if I tried to play it). I blame Jung Yong Hwa,  Seo Joo-Hyun and the show We Got Married. During some episodes the Build/Buy Mode (mode where you build/buy houses/furnitures, duh) would play that I would just craaaave playing it. Eventually I just gave up fighting it and bought new installers for the game, and not just the base game either. Now I’ve got all the expansion packs and stuff packs (I need the Ikea Stuff pack. The one I bought won’t work.)

So now my waking hours are divided into three, playing with my nephew (Kitty gave birth last September 18. How horrible izzit that my youngest sister get to have babies before me -_-“), trying to finish that damn story i promised my friends in Cavite, and playing The Sims 2 or downloading custom items/clothes/etc for it… but mostly playing Sims 2.

The point of this post? Nothing. Just wanted to say I’m playing The Sims 2.

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Again… so late for this news

Uta no Oniisan CM Preview is out: Dozo!!

uploaded by JaEmArThA of YouTube

*DoS mode switch ON!* This dorama is going to be great! Ohno bullied by a lot of children… Can you sense the fun already?

Oh, on a side note… wanna know how many 5 year old kids you can beat up until you pass out? Try this survey on oneplusyou.com: How many five year olds could you take in a fight?

The scenario is this:

  • You are in an enclosed area roughly the size of a basketball court
  • There are no weapons or foreign objects
  • Everyone is wearing a cup (so no kicks to the groin)
  • The children are merciless and will show no fear
  • If a child is knocked unconscious, he is “out.” The same goes for you.

-quoted directly from site, btw…

I got… 16 for me…
I’m a jelly doughnut, I know…

Oh… if you take the test and when you click “Ok, I’m finished, what’s my score?” and it takes you to a dating page, just click the “Take me to my score” link at the bottom.

So… if all those kids in Ohno’s CM were running towards him with the hopes of murdering him? Do you think he’ll be able to beat them up? How many would be Ohno’s score?

Post your own  scores in the test, if you can 🙂

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Say Cheese!!

Like being scared? Try this game: Fatal Frame. So far I’ve only played the third “Fatal Frame: The Tormented” (Zero: Shisei no Koe) but I’m scrounging out the first and second to see how scary it is.

 

The lead in “Fatal Frame: The Tormented” is Rei Kurosawa (23) is a photographer who’s just lost her boyfriend, Yuu, in a car accident that was her fault. After a photography session in an apparently “haunted” location, Rei started getting recurrent dreams of the mansion she had just been in: “Manor of Sleep”.

 

Legends tell that the Manor of Sleep was a Shrine for people to offer up their pain which involves a ritual where Shrine Maidens impailed their priestess to the ground. The Manor also appear to be the home of trapped ghosts or souls of people who have lost someone dearly and feeling guilty for their death. Of course, there is more to this plot but you’ll have to figure that out for yourself.

 

On the… second (?)… night (Hour I), which sort of serves as the tutorial, Rei wakes up(?) inside the Manor. She stumbles upon a few ghosts and one of them hands her a battered old camera called a “Camera Obscura” which can supposedly capture ghosts on film. This camera will serve as her weapon as the only way to get rid of violent ghosts is to capture them in film and possibly give them full blast of the camera’s power, a Fatal Frame. After her first fight right after receiving the camera as if the game is trying to test if it really works, and a cutscene involving a lady repeatedly saying it wasn’t her fault that she survived and a tatooed floating lady who’ll chase Rei through the hallway, she wakes up in her own bed feeling pain as a shadow of a tatoo appears on her shoulder.

 

And so the restless nights begin.

 

After a few more Chapters or Hours, you’ll also get to control Miku Hinasaki, Rei’s assistant and hero of the first Fatal Frame; and Kei Amakura, the uncle of Mio and Mayu Amakura, the leads in the second Fatal Frame: “Crimson Butterfly”. Each character you get to control has different abilities (Miku can slow down ghosts with her camera and Kei can… hide.)

 

I, having absolutely no experience in this kind of game before, did not know what to do when I started it. I knew I needed to get them ghosts in film but on my first few tries I got stuck on the third hour and ended up going around and around the Manor not knowing what to do and made myself dizzy. So, I figured I needed a walkthrough if I wanted to finish the game. Apparently, my mistake was that I did not know that in order to trigger certain events, I needed to take pictures of certain places and objects too, not just the ghosts. But with the walkthrough I got through it fine.

 

Having the walkthrough, though, does not lessen the creepiness of the game. The walkthrough is not the one controlling Rei or Miku or Kei, it’s you and you are the one who’ll have to make them take those damn pictures as the ghosts swipe at you. It’s like playing a part in a movie and you’re controlling the lead; you know what’ll happen, except when it does your reaction isn’t quite as calm as you expected it to be.

 

The fun in my playing is that I have Grr to watch me as I play which meant there was always someone screaming along with me when a ghost suddenly materialize out of nowhere. And somehow we always got to play it at night.

 

Need more description to imagine the game? Watch Himitsu no Arashi-chan episode 23. You know the part when Sho and Aiba were trying to open that damn lock and there was a barrage of ghosts crawling on the floor towards them, like that; only you’re controlling them leads.

 

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