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Joyswag: Kid Icarus Uprising AR Idol Cards {Joystiq}

Mar 25th 2012 11:12AM Stuffed eggplant is pretty good, but make sure that you don't accidentally use an angel that happened to have been transformed into an eggplant. Always take your eggplants to the hospital first. Sure they may look at you oddly but it's all for the best.

Guardian Heroes' XBLA updates detailed {Joystiq}

May 14th 2011 3:19PM Guardian Heroes was great because it was silly fun. It was a pixellated mess and wasn't balanced very well but it was still playable. Heck, it was probably better *because* of its flaws.

To whoever is porting this, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Magic effects need to still be contagious. It was always so much fun to throw a fireball above an enemy, have it boomerang back and hit them, catch them on fire bouncing into you and having *you* catch on fire because of it.

I would say to not even try to balance the arena but I will just say to have a mode where you can pick only the 'normal' characters, a mode where your character gets randomly assigned, and a mode where you can pick whatever you want like in the original game. There better not be some BS achievement where you have to beat a bunch of player controlled dragons using only the old man whose only attack is coughing.

Please please please let us switch between the new voices and the old corny ones! I know I'm not the only one who has immense fondness for hearing Nicole shout BAREEAAAH.

Remember, for some of us we are going to be purchasing this simply for the ease of not grabbing the Saturn out... and the reason we'd do that is nostalgia.

Guardian Heroes XBLA has online multiplayer, $10 price tag {Joystiq}

May 13th 2011 3:09PM First Radiant Silvergun, now Guardian Heroes! If someone decides to rerelease Splash Lake (TG-CD) then people really have been reading my mind.

Rumor: 'Rebug' custom firmware enabled 'free' PSN downloads, forced Sony's network shutdown {Joystiq}

Apr 26th 2011 12:15PM @(Unverified) The scum in this story are both people pirating and Sony.

I'll agree with everyone when they say that these people should just purchase their games. That's a no-brainer! The developers should be compensated to promote more development.

On the other hand, Sony had the choice to temporarily let the piracy go on from a very small percentage of users while they found a way to stop it instead of just shutting down the network causing problems to the majority of people who weren't doing anything wrong. Sony chose to take their system down. Remember this in the future.

They clearly don't care about legitimate users. Sony has demonstrated that they will remove features, disable access, do whatever it takes *on a whim* because they feel they can get away with it. They are the abusing spouse asking you why you have to make them hit you.

People do have a breaking point though. Mine was the OtherOS fiasco which left my PS3 with no PSN. I have been a PlayStation user since 9/9/95 but have sworn to not purchase another one of their products due to their shenanigans. What will be your breaking point?

Ben Heck builds a portable Sega CDX {Joystiq}

Feb 15th 2011 2:15AM @Drakkenfyre

No you couldn't. When being powered by batteries you could only play audio CDs. In order to actually play games (Cartridges or Sega CDs) you had to have a power adapter.

The Queue: Ackis != Arrakis {WoW}

Feb 1st 2011 11:55AM It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of java that the thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

Take another sip of the coffee.

Phat Loot Phriday: Zin'rokh, Destroyer of Worlds {WoW}

Dec 19th 2010 5:16AM You need 450 Archaeology to get the level 85 epics. That is what people are discussing here.

There are some BoA epics found in Outland (L70 300+) and Northrend (L80 375+) and technically the skeleraptor mount is an epic which you can get at skill level 100. Some of the other purely aesthetic items are technically epic as well but once you have them, I don't think you'll think of them as exactly epic.

Wow, I can change into a wisp for 20 seconds! Only a 10 minute cooldown? The much easier to get hallows end wand allows you to be a wisp for an hour. Epic fail! :P

Archaeology receives stealth buff {WoW}

Dec 15th 2010 8:49AM I leveled from 80 to just about 85 doing nothing but archaeology. I've even got the epic Tol'vir ring out of it. This buff doubles the fragments that we would have got which means that I probably would have got *all* of the epics (minus Tol'vir) by now.

Leveling through archaeology even with this buff still isn't worth it because you will not have good enough gear to do anything once you hit 85. Plus once you start to get decent gear you still can't do regular versions of the low cataclysm dungeons. In other words, don't do it!

The Queue: Min-maxing archaeology {WoW}

Dec 13th 2010 1:37PM Archaeology has many "magic" skill levels. At 75 you will gain 3 fragments from each dig rather than 2. At 100 you stop getting XP from digging up fragments. At 300 you can dig in Outland. At 375 you can dig in Northrend. And at 450 the new Cataclysm zones will have dig sites thrown into the mix. Also, keep in mind that the rare projects have a minimum level before they will show up; what that level is depends on what the item is but it ranges from 100 for the raptor pet to 450 for the level 85 BtA epics.

Start out, train, dig and you'll get skill-ups. It's OK to solve a project before you reach 75 but I wouldn't solve more than that. Between 75 and 100 you'll still be getting skill-ups for digging and you'll be getting 3 fragments per dig which is the highest you'll get per dig. That's right, this is as good as it gets! If you can't stand slowly leveling to 100 then archaeology probably isn't the profession for you.

You'll probably also want to decide what you want out of the profession before you start leveling it. If you just want the raptor pet/mount then you are in luck as those are relatively easy. If you want the Tol'vir artifacts and the Professor title then you've got your work cut out for you.

For those wanting to research everything, here is the short min-max guide:

Train archaeology and dig in Eastern Kingdoms and NOT Kalimdor. Do not complete any project until you reach level 100 and then ONLY complete fossil projects until you hit 300. You're going to need to stockpile your Dwarf/Troll fragments for later. Remember to train newer levels of archaeology when you can. This will be the second slowest part of this grind; If you can't bear to go this slowly, complete a few Troll projects while you're doing fossils.

Save your keystones and buy some from the auction house if you want. Each project of that race can use between zero and three keystones. They are worth 12 fragments each. The only reason to not use them would be for selling/trading them but you're going to need several thousand fragments so every little bit helps.

Once you hit 300 head to Outland and go nuts on Orc and Draenei projects. Solve them when you have enough fragments and use their keystones that you find out there to do it. If you get their three (2 Draenei, 1 Orc) rare items before you hit 375 then congratulations, otherwise you'll just have to come back here later.

Train and head to Northrend. Here you will find Vrykul and Nerubian digs as well as Troll and Night Elf. Burn through the Vrykul and Nerubian projects when you have the fragments and use their keystones when you have them. Save your Troll and Night Elf stuff for now. There are three (2 Nerubian, 1 Vrykul) rare items in Northrend that you may be lucky enough to find.

At 450 train one last time and then burn through all of your saved Troll, Dwarf, and Night Elf fragments and keystones that you have stockpiled. Burn through keystones when you can use them even on common projects. They are worth 12 fragments no matter what so use them when you can. There are 12 rare items from these three races (7 Night Elf, 4 Dwarf, and 1 Troll) so good luck! If you manage to get the Troll sword Zin'rokh then feel free to sell your Troll keystones or trade them for a nice Tol'vir one as we're headed to the slowest grind yet.

Min-maxing is over but the grind has just begun. Head to Kalimdor and start digging. Kalimdor has lots of Night Elf sites (as well as useless fossils) but it also has Uldum which is the only zone in the game to spawn Tol'vir dig sites. Tol'vir have 6 rare items and 7 commons so it's going to take a long time. Complete neglected Night Elf projects when you have the fragments for them to get their rare items as well. Feel free to wander around other continents when Kalimdor digging gets to be too boring but remember that Uldum dig sites should be the priority.

Good luck!

Wii Menu 4.3 brings performance upgrades, removes homebrew {Joystiq}

Jun 28th 2010 6:16AM @fabiosooner

The difference here is that Nintendo never advertised homebrew as a feature of the Wii. Sony not only advertised the OtherOS functionality but they even said that they *wouldn't* remove it in future firmware updates as late as February of this year.

Also, as far as homebrew on the Wii goes, the Wii's interesting hardware is the Wiimote and that can easily interface with a computer with Bluetooth. The PS3's interesting hardware is the Cell which is a little more expensive to acquire outside of the PS3. The only homebrew I would want to play around with on my Wii is something like the user patches for SSBB which I hear are not affected by this.

On a somewhat related note I think that with the Cell not hitting desktop PCs the way it was promised and Sony (illegally) removing the use of PS3s as a development platform for Cell means that it will slowly die and the PS4 will just use PowerPC or x86 archs.