Legend of Zeltron

Per tradition

legend of zeltron

hero mode? no.

After a nine month parenting hiatus, I’ve managed to wrap up Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword.

Bonus points awarded to the developer who was tasked with reddening up the final boss’s hair in the final fight cut-scenes to keep it distinguished from the fire sky…

bozo the boss

ronald mcdonald

That bright red flame mullet doesn’t look ridiculous. At all.

I have an urge to take on Majora’s Mask, but estimate that the game would take me approximately three years to beat at my current clip. Might have to wait for the WiiU Zelda title to drop, and hope Emma likes watching Zelda more than the Disney Channel.

Precision Soldering

I am going to have to wait until my caffeine levels are at some sort of equilibrium before I tackle this series of wire joints…

precision soldering

thin wires are thin

…this is where I stopped. I may be spending more time playing the new Zelda, and less time freezing balls in my lab working on my IOIO project. I’ll get on it.

Conquered it.

Oh? Zelda Twilight Princess? Conquered it.

beating zelda on wii

conquered it.

The hardest part of snapping this pic was avoiding eye contact with Katie, who was on the couch laughing at me. Tradition is tradition.

As I was preparing the shot, I noticed that my phone was picking up the infrared LEDs from the Wii sensor bar…

wii sensor bar infrared


I had pegged the Wii bar as a passive unit…a la IR receivers only. I guess I was wrong, and now have an urge to rip one apart. But I digress.

This game took me ages to complete…feels good to be done with this one. Not quite as fun as Ocarina, but Twilight was a good time. Rumor has it that the new Zelda for Wii is borderline unreal…look for me to post a ‘conquered it’ picture on this site in 2016.

Nerd Bucket List

I guess I had better find a new bucket list entry…

ocarina of time 3D

ocarina of time 3D next?

I was so excited upon beating Ocarina of Time, I snapped a self portrait with the end-screen…

beating ocarina of time

zelda master

…and, I am in my 30s. Wow.

Now what? My nerd bucket list needs a new entry. Maybe I should finish my LED cube project. Maybe I should finish my command line Twitter work. Maybe I should take on Ocarina of Time 3D…

Probably not the last one…not pumped about the 3DS. Something great will ensue.

Ubuntu Natty Netbook Review

I have had Natty on my Mini 9 for a few days. It runs like a top.

natty narwhal on a dell mini 9 netbook


Solid state HD equates to a sub double digit boot time…be sure to configure compiz via:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

That is about it. Plus 1. I would rattle on about 11.04, but I already have a few posts back. Besides, I have bigger fish to fry. Namely, Gannon…

ocarina of time gannon

bring it, gannon

I’m in my 30s, and just now getting around to beating Ocarina of Time. Katie and Man-Dawg are watching the Bachelor (or Bachelorette; no effing idea) downstairs…here goes nothing

PS3 Review: First Person Shooters

Round two of the PS3 piece-meal review: First Person Shooters

After horsing around with the PS3 for a few weeks, I think I can finally pen a review of the ‘game’ portion of the damn thing. I have two games at this point, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and Uncharted, Drake’s Fortune. Both of these games were gen 1 drops on the PS3, and both have sequels, so to say, with both CoD5 and the new Uncharted receiving great reviews. For our purposes here, the 2nd /vs/ 1st generation doesn’t make a ton of difference.

yeah it's blurry, big whoop. wanna fight about it

yeah it's blurry, big whoop. wanna fight about it

~~~~~~~~my SmackBerry is in need of a replacement…photos are blurry, so I Van Gough-ed the shit out of that pic. The Gimp rules, but I’ve already spent a ton of time on that soapbox. ~~~~~~~~~

Anyhow, here is the deal. Dual analogue sticks are fucking retarded. I make no effort to hide the fact that I am a Wii fanboi to some extent. Re-learning the dual analogue control scheme using the PS3 controller is more than an issue of fighting up the colloquial learning curve, it is an antiquated means of engaging in gameplay. CoD, World at War for Wii soundly beats CoD4 on PS3 in terms of accuracy, speed, camera control, and whatever else by which one could gauge a FPS. Uncharted, too, feels awkward. Not only in the controls/camera, but the graphics render block-ily in some levels.

I suppose the long and short of the deal is that even with it’s far superior graphics, the PS3 is still lagging behind the Wii as far as controller interface is concerned. For games (that I don’t care for) such as Madden or a traditional console fighter, dual analogue might be the bee’s knees. A well-designed Wii game, like Galaxy, Boom Blox, CoD, or Okami will smoke the shit out of anything on the PS3 to this point.

With a new Zelda and the sequel to Super Mario Galaxy slated to drop in 2010, pretty sure I’m going to be plugging AAs in my Wii-motes for some time to come.

Excuse Me, Link

Apparently Nintendo leased the cartoon rights to the Zelda franchise in the late 90’s. It looks to me like they leased the rights to the Full House production crew.

“Have Mercy”
“Well Excuuuuse Me, Princess”
“How Rude”