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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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    Dragon's Dogma (PS3); Borderlands 2 (PS3)
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    Tomb Raider, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VI

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  1. I've actually played some of these! They localized some of them for the Nintendo DS about ten years ago as "Jake Hunter". And, yeah, murder mysteries. *huggles* Areala
  2. I'm usually good at recognizing these in English-language publications, but what's the giveaway that identifies this as an ad vs. a magazine editorial? I'd have flipped right past this and assumed it was a preview.
  3. Your best bet for US coverage on a system like that would be the magazines being published at the time which had an "International Outlook" kind of section like EGM, or else something like Diehard Gamefan, which covered a lot of import titles and consoles that the bigger publications ignored or overlooked. We don't archive Gamefan here, alas, but flipping through some of the '95-97 era EGMs might yield some results. "Next Generation" might be another good place to look, since it seemed they had a pretty good handle on the off-beat stuff too. *huggles* Areala
  4. Damn it, laid low by a typo. *le sigh*
  5. Well, you know that Jim. He's gotta get his name in there everywhere...
  6. Page 10, there's my bestie "Divi-Dead", rocking the #2 spot on the Monthly Top10 Ranking! You go, girl!
  7. Two things. First, I think it's hilarious that the red planes (which, I presume, represent the opposing force to the gold planes) are simply the same sprite, just flipped upside down and re-coloured. Second, I never cease to be amazed at the Japanese fascination with simulating the War in the Pacific. It's one of the largest naval defeats their country ever suffered, but Japanese developers then make games like 1943, which are all about US war planes blowing up Zero fighters and sinking Japanese carriers and fighting the Battle of Midway. What's going on from a cultural perspective that keeps Japanese gamers buying these simulations? It can't all be "we're doing it for the larger international market", can it? *huggles* Areala
  8. This was basically my take on the show/books as well. People told me, "THAT'S THE ENTIRE POINT, AREALA! THERE AREN'T ANY GOOD GUYS JUST LIKE THERE AREN'T ANY GOOD GUYS IN REAL LIFE! SORRY YOU HAVE TO BE SPOON-FED YOUR FANTASY LIKE A CHILD NOW THAT THE ADULTS IN THE ROOM ARE FINALLY IN CHARGE!" Strangely enough, nobody talks in Caps Lock about GoT any longer now that Season 8 has come and gone. Your move, internet. *huggles* Areala
  9. You can have my Visual Novels when you pry them from my cold, dead hardware. And by 'hardware' I definitely mean 'my video game consoles' and not, you know, anything actually relating to my personal body. No cyborgs, amirite? *huggles* Areala
  10. Lillith and Morgan? Yes, please!
  11. Cover scan of Computer Games Issue 156.

    © 2003

  12. This is one of the reasons my main focus over the last several years has been towards the 'cataloging' aspect, instead of the scanning aspect. You'll find my contributions here have been almost entirely focused on indexing the various magazines we've managed to get into our database. It's essentially a "thankless task", because there's no real credit for it the way there is for scanning the magazines and adding in cover pics, but at the bare minimum, I like the idea that someone can search the site for a game title, and get some hits back about where it appeared, in which magazine, and in what capacity. It's something that, working alone, I'll never be able to even think about completing. But every magazine that I do index for the site is just one more drop in the bucket of information that likely exists nowhere else online. Will the world come to an end if no one can find out that an ad for "Deathtrap Dungeon" is featured in issue 39 of PC Gamer, or that there's a four-page strategy guide for "Time Crisis" in the first issue of Official US PlayStation Magazine? No...but that doesn't mean that somebody, somewhere, isn't out there thinking, "What magazine did I read that editorial about Tomb Raider fanfiction in back in 1999?" and if I can provide that answer (hint: PC Games, April 1999, the only game magazine I'm aware of where I'm actually featured as a topic of conversation!) then the work was worth it. *huggles* Areala
  13. Well, now I have to download it... *huggles* Areala
  14. That's a nice set of goodies, Marsil! Do you have a link to your auction, or a price you're looking to get? *huggles* Areala
  15. ONLY THE WELL-PREPARED CAN SURVIVE THE HORROR OF NEMESIS! Huge pull-out poster with map of all relevant points in Raccoon City -- Including hints and tips! Tear-out "Quick Decisions" card gives you all critical game decisions at a glance. Complete walk-through of the game, featuring over 500 full-color screen shots. Complete items list, showing locations and functions. Mixology chart shows how to create more powerful herbs and ammo.