Saturday, April 12, 2008

MegaMatt.EXE, Plugging Out!

Because I just can't take Blogger any more.

Dilemma / Rant

So, most of you are probably familiar with the Wii Guitar Hero 3 fiasco. If you are, skip to the next paragraph. Turns out that the Wii version of GH3 outputs in 80's-tacular mono sound, so Activision is taking returns of the game, and they send you a fixed version.


Turns out that there's another option- a full refund. I'm actually contemplating the refund, primarily because, well, I hate GH3.

Why do I hate GH3, I hear you ask. It's because I can barely play the game any more because it keeps crashing on me, no one's ever on WFC, and there's terrible lag. And I don't mean console-to-TV lag. Have you ever watched a video where the video pauses momentarily and the sound keeps going, then the video jumps to where the sound is? That's what I'm talking about.

I once tried to play Devil Went Down to Georgia (great song, BTW) and it ended up hanging three times in the menu, not to mention another time in the actual song.

So the refund is $132 USD, which isn't bad by any means. I figure if I send this back, I'll sell my second PS2 guitar (anybody interested?) and make some room for other stuff. But I should probably do that before Flash gets the single battle chip section back online-- otherwise, that $132 is going to magically turn into a set of Link Gigas.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

EM Wave Change! MegaMatt.EXE, On The Air!

I just got my own stream on 7chan Radio. Be forewarned, all streams on said site come with no warranty whatsoever, express or implied, for them or you, and Party Hard sometimes runs some R-rated songs. I run Rebirth Radio, so feel free to listen in. I usually play something techno or rock, but drop by at the right time and you might hear something from EXE or Classic.

So, does this mean I'm going to be cutting the cord on anything else? Nope. All I have to do is set up a playlist and let it play as I work on other stuff. The only problem is that my copy of Winamp seems to be just a teeny bit unstable, so as of tonight (the first ever broadcast of Rebirth Radio), the stream's been up and down more than my 360 controller's left thumbstick on Grifball Double EXP Weekends.

Monday, April 7, 2008

LF2 Update, a Challenge, and Some Ramblings

Well, the levels are still in progress. I'm thinking the final game is probably going to be four levels then four more because I just don't have the time (or, more accurately, interest) to build seven more Robot Master levels and program seven more Robot Masters and Master Weapons. Or I suppose I could outsource all of it. I might do that. Get some levels from the community... I love it.

Okay, here's what we're going to do. Original Robot Master time. Submit in the comments your idea for a Robot Master and a stage design (though it'll be done in Spark Man's stage graphics because I'm far too lazy to get all the other graphics, get them animated correctly, etc). Not that this'll work, because no one is going to read this, but it was worth a shot, right? XD

Well, standardized testing tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to that. Actually, I'm not being sarcastic. I've been meaning to get around to finishing Phoenix Wright 3, and since I'm such a quick test taker... XD

I've contemplated trying to build a decent online EXE game using GML, but since there's VBA and whatever-the-heck-the-plugin-is-called-(and-I-can't-check-right-now-because-my-VBA-is-rotary-attachment-deviced-up)... Where was I? Anyway, I figure why reinvent the wheel?

I really should get some hosting space somewhere. Hey Flash, how much do you pay for RMS and how much do you think I'd have to pay for

Friday, April 4, 2008

Rockman Fix: Battle Routine... Set?

On my almost-daily search for good EXE game hack videos, I found this. Perhaps I'll grab a copy of this game later- beating the crap out of people with a Paladin Sword sounds pretty fun.

April Fools Update

Go listen to this MIDI. NAO. If only it were in true 8-bit sound... ah well, MIDI's close enough.

So, you're wondering what's up with the obviously-fake MMNT2. It was just a sample of a project that I'm dubbing Legend Force II. It's a GML Mega Man game that will hopefully feature all sorts of people you know as bosses. I've also got a great little cutscene planned for the final boss, but you'll see that later.

What does this mean for the RPG? Quite simply, the RPG is (and has been for a long time) dead. There just wasn't enough interest. However, don't expect the universe to go away... You'll see it again eventually, though probably not in Legend Force II.

Feel free to leave any questions in the comments. The only reason I say that is because my ego feeds on comments (and the souls of noobs, but that's a story for another time).

On the road, helplessly lost in the EXE1 internet-

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Shoop Da Doop(licate)

Rated PG-13 for *chan jokes and language.

*GeminiMan is sitting in his boss room at a computer. MegaMan enters.*

G: I've been waiting for you a long time.
M: Wait no longer!
G: A looooooooong time.
M: Well, I'm here, so-
G: Do you realize just how long it takes to read the entirety of /b/? A hell of a long time.
M: Can we just fi-
G: But I'm just about to finish it. Just one more post.
M: *shoots computer*
G: O.O You're going to PAY for that!
M: We'll see about that!
G: With ZENNY!
G: IMMA FIRIN MAH LAZOR! *fires Gemini Laser, Mega reflects it with the Wood Shield* What? That's from Mega Man 2!
M: I know. *flashback*

Light: Okay, Rock! Wily's at it again! Unfortunately, to power up the teleport system, you need to give me all your Master Weapons.
M: I don't believe that. Is it your gambling problem again?
L: Don't call it a problem!
M: I think I'll walk, thanks. */flashback*

G: So... I'm screwed, aren't I?
M: Yeah, pretty much. *switches to Metal Blade and pwns*

On the road, fighting to rename FlashMan's weapon the Flash Stopper and BrightMan's weapon the Time Stopper-