Wizardry Online Open Beta : First Impressions

As of 4 days ago, Wizardry Online’s Open Beta has started up. This is the international release of the Japanese version of Wizardry Online created by Gamepot. Wizardry Online isn’t your typical MMORPG. What makes it unique from other games is that the player may experience a perma-death whilst playing the game…

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E.X Troopers Mini Review

After multiple delays on having my 3DS shipped over, I can finally do a small review on the pretty spinoff of Lost Planet made by Capcom: E.X. Troopers.

I will not be spoiling the story of the game here. Read conclusion to find  out why. Here’s a small trailer of what’s in the game instead: 

E.X Troopers Trailer

Now, I may have said that this was a spinoff of Lost Planet but unlike it’s big brother, which sports realistic style graphics, the entire EXT is presented in a very manga-esque style, complete with cut scenes in manga panels with written sound effects. Other than this very huge difference in style, gameplay mechanics are pretty much the same: You go out on missions, kill stuff, capture points and collect materials to upgrade/construct weapons.

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EOY 2012 Mega Cosplay Coverage II

Because Rikka cosplay is awesome.

… And here’s the second cosplay gallery post for last week’s EOY cosplay festival. This time round, the pictures in this post are by Hiromi and NightSky. If you notice differences in colour in the photos here as compared to the previous post, your eyes are sharp – this is because kuumined uses a Canon DSLR while NightSky and Hiromi use Nikon DSLRs.

As per last post, to view the full version of an image you can either open it in a new window or tab.

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EOY 2012 Mega Cosplay Coverage I

Gotta love that background. It makes this picture look so awesome.

Phew! It took a long time, but we’re finally done sieving through the loads of cosplay pictures we took at last week’s EOY cosplay festival.

This is the first of two cosplay photo gallery posts for this event. We’re sorry for the long wait, and we hope that you enjoy these! All photos in this post are taken by kuumined. To see the full-sized version of a picture, open it in a new tab or window.

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It Has Come! Hikasa Youko Solo Artiste Debut!

FINALLY! It felt like 9001 years since I started waiting for the announcement of Hikasa Youko’s solo debut. Seeing her K-ON peers (Toyosaki Aki, Kotobuki Minako, Taketatsu Ayana) make their solo artiste debut left me anticipating for the time Hikasa Youko makes her debut. The time has come, she’ll make her solo debut singing the ED theme song of Shingeki no Kyojin (anime). This was announced today on the NicoLive feature of  Shingeki no Kyojin.


I have always felt that she had a good singing voice, listen to some of her K-ON songs or her Sekimatsu Occult Gakuin character song. In my opinion, she had the best voice (that includes singing voice) out of all her K-ON peers. That was what got me wanting more, but it didn’t come till today.

All my feels. Especially at this time, I’ve completed my in-school studies just yesterday, what’s left is just to intern in the industry for 3 months (and earn some allowance at the same time, some will be spent on Hikasa’s solo debut for sure).

Too much feels. Just too much feels.

[AFA2012] Day 3 Thoughts & Shots – All about Aimi and Sphere

Bushiroad Showcase / Aimi

I bet everyone was surprised at the Bushiroad Showcase. I was, and the people I was with were too. At first we were wondering who she was, then suddenly Ben-To OP and then Oda Nobuna no Yabou OP. I then realised she was that aimi. Everything became epic. Read more »