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About Areala

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  • Birthday 10/21/1976

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    Video games, horror novels, creative writing, girls! :-9
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    Super Nintendo

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    Champions of Norrath (PS2); Akai Ito (PS2)
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    Tomb Raider, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VI

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  1. "Blaster Master" in Japan was seriously known as "Great Planet War Metafight"? (Maybe...? I'm super amateurish with my Kanji here, so it might be something like Record of Super Planet Battle too...) That's like...the most Japanese name ever!
  2. Actually, this is off-topic from the TG-16 mini, but your example brought up something I've always wondered. I know that alcohol and drinking is very big in Japanese culture, especially among co-workers...or at least that's the way it seems from people I've spoken to who have lived there. My problem is that I'm very allergic to it (I'd be dead long before I hit even mild intoxication, so I have to be quite careful). Is there any acceptable way to decline an invitation to drink, either for health reasons or because one is, say, a recovering alcoholic? Or is it more the presence at the social gathering as opposed to the consumption of beverages that is the big deal? *huggles* Areala
  3. OK, first of all, I don't even want to THINK about what you saw doing a Google search for Japanese censorship. Haven't watched the video yet, but I'm going to assume it has something do with the number four being associated with death in Japanese culture? [Edit after reading: Holy crap, I was so wrong...!] Also, yeah, that Censored Gaming channel is a time-sink extraordinaire. I love it! *huggles* Areala
  4. That's not censorship. They actually look blurry and pixelated like that IRL. *huggles* Areala
  5. Speaking as a gamer who has one, you aren't missing a whole lot, really. *huggles* Areala
  6. Just checked and I don't have a copy of this issue either. *huggles* Areala
  7. I felt the same way about the Mini PS1 released earlier. Why stick to the original controller when a lack of the analog sticks on a Dual Analog or DualShock limits the type of software you can include? Other than keeping the price lower, or for nostalgia factor, ie: "Here's what you originally got in the box in 1989!", I see no reason to exclude the six-button controller. *huggles* Areala
  8. Oh, nifty! So an otome game is just a visual novel where the protagonist is assumed to be female instead of male! How awesome.
  9. I'm assuming this one revolves around bishonen/yaoi media, based on the name and the covers?
  10. I'll have you know, I am one well acquainted with games wherein the protagonist accidentally trips and falls against a future waifu, only to arrest his forward momentum by reaching second base with both hands!
  11. CarnEvil! Now there's an arcade game that never got a home conversion and really deserved one. Man, talk about bringing back memories...
  12. I rest my case. *huggles* Areala
  13. Y-you shut your dirty mouth. Lara appeared in a U2 live concert show back in the day. She...she knows what she's doing, and would always lay down the smoothest of beats while out clubbing...and you can't convince me otherwise!
  14. I admit to being one of the multi-page ad uploaders. I've since stopped, since I lack the skills necessary to make them look good. But yeah, a number of PlayStation ads in the DB are multi-file ads because of me. As one of the more elaborate indexers on here, I always figure it's better to err on the side of being too informative as opposed to not informative enough. I like to put my own mark of style on things, and hopefully anybody who does read them will be entertained in some fashion. But if not, oh well. I have fun doing it. *huggles* Areala