Ever wanted to date a pigeon?

Then have I got the game for you!

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Hatoful Boyfriend is a Japanese dating sim based on the story of a girl attending an ALL PIGEON SCHOOL.
She is the only human character in this game (despite the male pigeons having human ‘avatars’), and the goal is to get to know and then date the male pigeon students.

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Now, when I said that the male pigeons have avatars, this is merely a figment of the girls imagination, and the feature can be turned off via a setting in the game – if you would prefer to enjoy your male counterparts in all their feathered glory.

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I have to be honest, while playing the game, I did feel a tad suss…

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Normally, I don’t mind Japanese dating sims, or at least – the one or two I’ve played before – but there was something about the idea of fictionally romancing a bird that made me….uneasy.
However, that could also be the fault of the dialogue.

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If you say so…

Either way, in the same rhelm as my previous post regarding ‘Umadonna’ I wonder how many others of these are out there?

Actually, I take that back.
I don’t need to know.

Haha, sincerely – El

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Baking, Gaming and Speculating

Today has been eventful in my tiny world.

  1. Successfully completed all my work with a few days to spare before the dead line – so now I can just sit back making everything pretty before presenting it to my client.
  2. I baked some pizza topping stuffed Anpan
  3. I bought a low end low tech low cost tablet.

First things first. Anpan!
Welcome to one of my de-stressing hobbies, baking! After watching RunnyRunny999‘s YouTube videos I wanted to have a go at Anpan.
He stuffs them with Anko (a sweet bean paste) however, I decided to go with tomato-paste, ham and a combination of Swiss and Parmesan cheese.
Actually turned out pretty well…

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I will however be needing to cook them at a lower temp in future, and put more of an egg wash on those bad boys.

Slightly changing the subject to my new tablet (also shown, new awesome comic leggings)…

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I downloaded the WordPress app for this device too and I have to admit, like it much better than the version for the phone.

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I fully appreciate that more space is going to equal better functions and ease of navigation, but I really like the reader and posts views.
Nicely done WordPress. You got the right people designing those apps in my honest opinion.

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This is the same post view on the phone, for reference.

In my next up coming post, I shall be reviewing a dating sim based on the concept of a human girl attending a school with ALL BIRDS.
I do not mean Bird men, or people with wings, or even birds with human arms! I just mean straight up, 15-20cm tall BIRDS.

Moshi Moshi? Oh hi! Haven’t heard from you in a while!
What’s that? You’re dating birds now?
…Sorry I’m driving through a tunnel. *click*

Sincerely,
Ellison

Ys Origin

So, I was having a look through the different ‘demos’ that Steam has to offer as I’ve never really downloaded one before – just bought the game and then worked out if I liked it.

Either way, Ys Origin definitely caught my eye.

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Like remember the days of all those awesome RPG Platformers? This is an awesome addition to the genre.

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There’s something about sprites that I love.

The mechanics in the demo indicate that you have 3 attack elements that you can equip one at a time. Meaning my standard/special/power up attacks will follow that element.

I think fire was my favorite.

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You could use these sort of magical spring platforms to jump onto higher levels, but unfortunately there was no way for me access the level to finish the first mission.

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Pity, I was really enjoying that.

The first missing showed all these torches going out that you were required to re-light, to access the chest that holds the key to open the door.

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But alas, it appears I could only go so far with the demo.

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Will definitely be a purchase of mine in the near future however. This was an awesome way to kill some time relaxing and being able to watch YouTube at the same time.

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If you get bored, and like to watch people cook – I would recommend RunnyRunny999. He’s a japanese guy (living in Japan) that cooks upon request for viewers – but isn’t amazing at it, and pretty amusing to watch.

Well, I’m out for the moment!
See you all next time.

Sincerely,
El

Well, that was unexpected…

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Sooooo, I’m just casually cruising the internet when I stumble upon this http://www.jra-umadonna.jp/ .

This is a Japanese dating sim, played from the perspective of a horse!

Now so far as I can gather, you play the role of a racing horse in a stable. You have a tough time dealing with the fact that you aren’t quite as fast or ept as the other steeds and struggle with self confidence.

But, never fear little pony! Because you have 3 beautiful maidens to woo.

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The Jockey.

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The trainer.

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Aaaand the stable hand.

Oh and here’s a side shot of you…

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Free to play available on the JRA website (link above; in Japanese) apparently this game ‘Umadonna’ was so successful and brought so much publicity to JRA they are currently developing a second one!

Iiiiiiiiiinteresting stuff.

Sincerely,
El

How do you record a game?

I watch a lot of ‘let’s play’ type videos, and what people demonstrating how to do something at a certain point – what is the best way/software to record you playing a game?

LoL LoL LoL ROFL

I always though creating a game with the acronym ‘LoL’ was quite clever, because the thousands of people googling the letters to ensure that their niece didn’t just say something lewd at the end of her text message will likely become exposed to this game.

I actually stayed away from League of Legends for a while because I thought it was some kind of glorified Real Time Strategy or war-game kind of thing. Low and behold, I’m listening to two friends talking at work and one goes
One: “Oh, I started playing that tower defense game the other day”
Two: “Which one?”
One: “You know, LoL”

My ears actually pricked up (yes, this is something my ears do when I’m trying to hear) – tower defense? Yes pleeeeease!

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So, here is the basic overview: Green arrow is my skills bar, Yellow is the chat window – and it let’s you know when a party member purchased an important item, Blue arrow to the left are the members in my party and the Red arrow is myself, some other players in my team and le minions.

So basically, you scuttle around in this map, trying to take out the opposite teams towers and eventually their base (is it called a base??).

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Excuse me minions, coming through!

When you destroy bigger towers close to the base you get super minions.
I like these minions because I like playing the more supportive characters (Like Morgana) so they’re good to hide behind.

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Spaaaaawn my lovelies. Come unto me, your leader!

And then once you finally destroy the big hub…

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DOOOOOF

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VICTORY MOTHER LICKER. I AM A BEAST.

Well, not so much beastly exactly as low HP and cowardly, but I like to talk big with the best of them.Talk next time folks!!
Sincerely,
El