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Archive for May, 2010

Best of WVR #138

Genesis A Miku/Luka duet done right. Very nice. In related news, the Vocalogenesis album, which this song appeared on, made it to the top of the weekly Oricon music charts. That’s quite an achievement, and I hope more Vocaloid albums follow suit. In other news, ranks 30-11 were virtually devoid of new songs. On the […]

Full Metal Panic!

Full Metal Panic! follows Sergeant Sousuke Sagara, a military specialist working for Mithril, a secret anti-terrorist organization. He is tasked with guarding Kaname Chidori, an ordinary high school girl who may not actually be totally ordinary. Oh, and it has big mech fights. I like FMP! for the fact that it doesn’t take itself too […]

Free Yourself

Half-Life 2 on OS X – Free Yourself On May 26th, Valve Software will introduce Half-Life 2 for Mac. And you’ll see why 2010 won’t be like “1984”.

Best of WVR #137

Flightless Bird Kind of an “eh” week, actually. Well, in regard to new songs anyway. There were a few old songs that I like on there, (CMB went up to #5!) but they are ineligible for my column.

Ghost in the Shell

Finally. One more semester of college is over, and summer is here. Which means I now have time to devote to watching anime, and then writing about it. To kick off the Summer 2010 season of Xbolt’s Anime Reviews, I selected Ghost in the Shell. GitS came out in 1995, and was a defining film […]

Thinking With Portals

Portal is Free Until May 24, Portal, the best game of the last decade, is free to acquire. And if you get it in that timeframe, it doesn’t boot you out on May 24. It’s yours to keep, forever. But you should already have it. If you don’t… WHAT’S DE MADDER WIT YOU! And if […]

Best of WVR #136

Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Miku sounds lovely here. The Appends were put to good use. In unrelated news, I have another complete semester of college under my belt. Summer is here, and that means that a certain other weekly column of mine will start appearing again…

Konichiwa, Nanami Desu!

Windows 7 Nanami Commercial Japan: where everything has a mascot character. XD I bought Win7 back in November, and I’ve been using the Nanami theme since day 1. I like hearing her cheery voice instead of the boring default Windows sounds. :D

Best of WVR #135

Hatsune Miku – ARiA (by Toku) When the Xeiron OS booted up, I was really hoping that the song to come would be as good as the futuristic computer interface made it seem. I am glad to say that it was. The PV only serves to increase the awesome to epic levels. There were quite […]

The Great Internet Crash of 2007

All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash I remember the day this happened. When I first saw the error message, I thought it was a problem on my end. However, upon further investigation, I learned the horrible truth. I still hate Tipton.