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Super Saiyajin

Okay, if you’ve been following for a while…

Hold on, wait, damn, I start a lot of my posts this way.

Whatever.

You’d know that I’m Filipino (not exactly proud, but I’d say it if you specifically asked for my ethnicity. If you ask what am I, I’d say an American. Again, not proudly. I’d love to be English, lots of people would love to be English). [Keep reading after the break to find out what the hell I’m going on about!] (more…)

Samurai Pizza Cats Fan Club Oath

The Pizza Cats are Samurai,
and I’d like to note:
their antics take your breath away
like furr balls in your throat
We kittens are a special breed
we never call retreat.
Whenever Big Cheese knocks us down
we land upon our feet.
So hail to thee, oh Pizza Cats.
Please ring your little bell.
Although you may be pen and ink
we know you’ll fight like…
Pizza Cats!

What is Samurai Pizza Cats you may ask, it was a 90’s cartoon from Japan that was show in the wee early hours of the AM during school days, so that no one would know it’s epic-ness.  It was very funny, and witty, and well drawn as well.  It is one of my favorite Anime’s out there, sadly it was short lived.  Read more from it’s Wikipedia page .  The oath above was recited right before the end credits.   I should hunt down a dvd set for this, if it is available. Anyhow, i’ll just have to turn to the you tubes.  Oh yeah, the end theme came up on my Zune, whilst I was doing random chores, hence why I thought i’d share this with you all.

Here’s the Intro. Listen to it carefully, the lyrics are funny.

and here’s the end theme with the oath.

Playstation 2 ends production

I still remember it clearly, I just had graduated college, and about to take on the world, and to celebrate, I traded in my N64 Donkey Kong Edition (it was green, and I should have kept it), my PSone, and a slew of games to get a shiny newly released PS2. Walking home from what was then called Electronics Boutique (Game Stop to all of you young uns), I was ecstatic, and could not wait to dive right in and experience the ‘Next’ Generation in gaming. Thinking back now, I can’t even remember what my first game was. I do remember playing Zone of Enders endlessly with my cousins, as well as Twisted Metal Black (the end credits with the Rolling Stones – Paint it Black was awesome, and will always be forever be associated with that game and the PS2 with me). And we also did some damage with Gran Turismo 3, which, to me was totally jaw dropping in the graphics department, and probably was the first game to me, to blur virtual and reality, in terms of looks.

I have played many games on that trusty big black brick, heck, I still have the majority in my basement (along with my PS2), and that system has served countless hours of gaming fun, from the Gran TUrismo‘s, the Madden’s, the Metal Gears, and The DDR’s, yes Dance Dance Revolution. I have so many fond memories playing my PS2, but somehow, even with all those great games, it still does not hold a candle in my heart as the SNES did. I have better gaming memories in the 8 and 16 bit era, than that of the first 2 Playstations. But I digress.

My PS2 hasn’t been touched since I bought a PS3, and I still purchased games for it about a little over a year ago, which I had meant to play, since the newer PS3’s aren’t backwards compatible.
I might just dust off my PS2, and be nostalgic for a bit, and relive some of those games. To date, I think I have over 100 or so PS2 games, and I might just do some retro recollections here.

Anyway, here’s to the PS2, you have given all of us some great memories in the past decade.

ps2pc

English: Two iterations of the PlayStation 2 c...

English: Two iterations of the PlayStation 2 console, the fat and the slimline. On the left is a slimline model SCPH-70001 with a vertical stand, on the right is a SCPH-30001 with a DualShock2 and 8MB memory card plugged in. This is the JPG version. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sources:

http://gimmegimmegames.com/2012/12/the-ps2-is-no-longer-being-shipped-in-japan/

http://www.famitsu.com/news/201212/28026636.html

 

 

Here’s some video’s for your viewing pleasure.