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Hitler wants to try out Kinect, learns he can’t, and then gets the RROD. Ain’t that fantastic? Take that, sucker.

Wow, this blog is almost dead! I don’t know if there’s still anyone reading, but whatever… I just found out these hilarious Hitler parodies about Kinect and the Red Ring of Death and thought it’d be nice to share them. Of course it’s less tasty (and a bit weird) if you actually understand German. But even if you do, that’s worth the watch.

So Hitler is a casual gamer. If you’re unfit and have shitty videogame taste, then you’re probably a lot like him:

My own rant about Kinect here. Guess what, this is probably not the last one. 😛

Now Hitlah gets the infamous RROD (sorry, but you deserved it dude!):

Yeah, Hitler’s life sucks.

I personally never encountered any problem with the RROD, since the Xbox 360 we have at home is the new Slim model (ya know, the one that proudly claims “Kinect Ready” on the box…), which apparently doesn’t do it anymore. Glad they fixed it. Today’s systems should really be as reliable as the old ones, otherwise it’s not serious… Come on Microsoft, my Atari 2600 and Sega Master System still work perfect after 30 and 25 years so what’s the problem with you? And that goes for you too Sony fuckers, like you’re not ashamed to ask as much as $150 to fix that annoying YLOD you are responsible for? At least Microsoft offers a good customer service, they fix it for free. Dammit.

So, no RROD so far but quite unsurprisingly, most of my NESes do the Red Blink of Death. One of them recently recovered from it, and I got another one that should work, although it’s still dismantled right now -need to paint the chassis and change the LED before being able to try it out. Yup, it will be a custom NES! That’s all I can say at the moment, but I’m eager to complete this project and maybe make a tutorial about it. More news soon.

Last note: I know I’ve been writing a lot for Soru’s Den lately, but I’m likely to post more often on NC in the future, so stay tuned! 8)

[BTW, want more Hitlah parodies? You got the choice.]

Now this is a really scary NES…

What do you think about this NES mod? The doll bust looks sort of creepy with her blank expression and all these cables (I think they’re linked to the top of her head). Sadly I don’t know who made this, but it rocks -although it’s nothing I haven’t seen before, seeing this concept adapted to an NES is weird enough to simply make me love this.

Priceless Duck Hunt glitch

As annoying as the hyper-sensitive NES pin connector may be, some glitches are really fun. I came across this priceless one on this page. Of course these glitches are real, and were also featured in the awesome AVGN glitches video -you should watch it if you haven’t already!

Displaying FUCK instead of DUCK… What the duck?

The more HIV you get, the more you are a good Fuck Hunter.

I’ll give you my best advice: if Duck Hunt offers you to go for a fuck, your cartridge probably needs a good cleaning.

Song of the week #3

Back to the 90s! Am I the only one who thinks Haddaway’s What is Love sounds awesome in Mario Paint Composer?

You may as well want to check the original music video.

Latest news on Akiko Shikata’s Ar-Tonelico III solo album: title, tracklist, and limited edition bonus

Akiko Shikata … but still no cover art.

Some news on Akiko’s solo album to come on Sep 29. Thanks to her official page, we know a bit more about this release… So finally, unlike what I wrote here last week, it’s not gonna be a best of. It will feature 6 new tracks, including the eponymous song 謳う丘 ~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~ which seems to be the extended version of 謳う丘~Harmonics TILIA~.

志方あきこ – 謳う丘~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~ / Akiko Shikata -Utau Oka~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~
Published by Frontier Works
Release Date: 2010, September 29

Here’s the final tracklist:

1.謳う丘 ~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~ / Utau Oka~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~
2~5.各神話イメージソング / Kakushinwa Image Song
6.Ec Tisia ~Tarifa~

The limited edition (ref. FCCM-0327) will come with an A5 Ar-Tonelico booklet for 円2625 (duh. I was sure expecting something more exciting, but I’m still getting this version no matter what~) 😛
Of course, a regular edition will also be available (FCCM-0328). It will be a little cheaper (円2100), with no bonus.

For the rest and more info about Akiko’s orgel album 虹色クレヨン that was released yesterday in Japan, check out my old post.

Two upcoming album releases for Akiko Shikata

It has been only three months since the release of her second single Inori no Kanata, 6 months since the Ar-Tonelico III album, and 7 months since her latest orgel album Fluff. Apparently, Akiko Shikata suffers from a blatant frenzied activity syndrom… I’m not the one who’s gonna complain about that. My wallet does.

Nijiiro Crayon (Rainbow Crayon) will be one of these obscure orgel releases sold for real cheap in Japan, but very hard to find elsewhere…

志方あきこ – 虹色クレヨン~Orgel Arrange Mini Album~ / Akiko Shikata – Nijiiro Crayon ~Orgel Arrange Mini Album~
Ref. AURA-0016
Price: 円500
Length: 33mn
Release Date: 2010, August 14
Official Page


1.謳う丘~Harmonics TILIA~ / Utau Oka ~Harmonics TILIA~
2.トキノスナ / Toki no Suna
4.Au GuMu
6.Ec Tisia
7.ネジマキ鳥と我楽多ノ森 / Nejimaki Tori to Warerakuta no Mori
8.虹色クレヨン / Nijiiro Crayon

The second release, published by Frontier Works, will be an Ar Tonelico best of (or sort of, since new songs are also expected). No cover art nor tracklist for the moment.

志方あきこ – アルトネリコ3 イメージCD 謳う丘 / Akiko Shikata – Ar tonelico III Image CD Utau Oka
Ref. FCCM-0328 (regular edition – Price: 円2200)
Ref. FCCM-0327 (limited edition – Price: 円2600)
Release Date: 2010, September 29

Wow. Shikata Akiko-san is definitely not a lazy ass.

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