Almost There (November 27, 2014)

It’s been a while since I posted here once again. I’m glad with my new games. I finished part 1 of Omega Ruby and I fully maxed out all eleven of my Amiibo in Brawl. Anyways, I should go further into depth with one of my soft projects.

I’ve been working on a program that organizes my games, consoles, etc. in C#. I wanted to do something a bit more creative than creating a workbook in Excel, but I would use that as a reference and all. I’m using an XML document to build up more on the program, since I wanted to see what I could do with eXtensive Markup Language.

Anyways, I wanted to say that, since I don’t feel like writing some more. I shall see you all later.

~Alpha

The Hype is Real (November 19, 2014)

Yesterday, I did find out that there is going to be a midnight release for the games I pre-ordered. That gives me a perfect excuse to pull an all-nighter, since I’ve been waiting for these games for a very long while. The 3DS version did kick more ass than I expected, which says a lot about it and I would imagine that the Wii U version might be slightly better and everything. Anyways, I don’t feel like writing much more at the moment. I shall see you all next blog.

~Alpha

About Time (November 18, 2014)

I really need to write more blogs. Anyways, I’ve been fairly occupied with games, Canada’s Worst Driver and everything that I forgot to write one.

Well, I got the DLC for Mario Kart 8 and made some recordings for them a while back, which can be found on my YouTube channel. Speaking of YouTube, I have started to upload more custom tracks onto YouTube again (well, footage of them). Perhaps it’s time for me to test out embedding certain code for myself on my own blogs to show a few of them.

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Here’s a playlist of all my videos on YouTube (well the ones I haven’t taken down or anything). I will see to it that the rest of my videos see the light of day eventually. Don’t worry, guys. Anyways, I’m off to entertain myself to kill this week off (at least until Friday) so I can get Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. on Wii U.

~Alpha

Capture The Wallet (November 6, 2014)

I have a bad feeling about my wallet this month and on December, guys. Nintendo knows how to seduce my wallet into paying them for their games, much like Valve does. What I mean is, I’m getting a copy of Pokemon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U all on the same day. I have mentioned it before, but there is no way that it can’t be repeated, at least by me.

Anyways, not much else is happening today or tomorrow, other than my parents coming down for the weekend. Nothing really special to me though. Anyways, I’ll illustrate this next project that I’ve thought of a few weeks back.

Project Libra

This project is also known as the Wiibook, which uses an old laptop of mine as a chassis for a Wii that I may get eventually. Again, it’s similar to some of the laptop based console mods I’ve seen a lot of lately. The name, Libra, is based off scales in the Babylonian astronomy, which eventually inspired the design of libraries, which the name was inspired by Libra, or something. I’m not familiar with mythology as much as I am with gaming so feel free to correct me. Also, it’s a fairly old laptop, so there’s a good reason to recycle the chassis for other purposes. Perhaps I can recycle any of the parts within it, including the RAM and Hard Drive for other purposes, but I’ll consider it when I feel like building it.

Anyways, I’ll stop posting for today, since I’m pretty hungry and I really want to get into modelling, modding my Wii and everything again, even though I still have to wait for the damned drive to arrive. I’ll see you guys around.

~Alpha.

All Aboard The Hype Train (November 5, 2014)

This week continues off with more classes, shopping and Nintendo Hype, so I’m going to go through my projects next time. I’m still waiting for the mail to bring me my goddamn disc drive for my Wii so I can record some beautiful custom tracks, like 3DS Toad Circuit.

The Nintendo Hype I’m talking about is Majora’s Mask 3D, the Mario Kart 8 DLC, more Super Smash Bros. 4 on Wii U info, Splatoon single player and more games for the Wii U and 3DS. I have a feeling that my Wii U library may surpass my Wii library in the amount of games. My total Wii games already surpasses my GameCube games and it’s pretty much tied with my PC games, I guess, since I have almost 200 games, although I’d get more with the Humble Bundle and all that.

I think I’ve had enough for today though. I can’t really seem to stop laughing at some of these videos, so I guess I’ll be off to post again when I feel like it.

Canada’s Worst Day of the Week (November 3, 2014)

The title’s relevance has more to do with Canada’s Worst Driver and the latest episode. I’ve been a major fan of the show for approximately eight years and I would love to rewatch all the previous seasons of Canada’s Worst Driver for pure entertainment, while watching the current season until the season finale.

Anyways, I guess I can elaborate on projects I was thinking of during the period of several days below. I’ll keep the horizontal alignment of this entry to the left for convenience.

Project: Layz-E Boy (Potato)

As I mentioned in the previous blog, this is basically a sectional with a modified cup holder section, designed specifically to house the circuit board of any console or consoles I choose to install in it. The board will need to be secured into the unit properly so that it doesn’t fall and possibly break. The reason why I wanted to use a section with cup holders is so that more than two people can play games while having a drink or two and not have to get up to turn off the console or change games (since cup holders usually have compartments for storage, which is ideal for a few cartridges or CD cases. The sectional of choice would be leather because they don’t attract pet hairs as much as other fabrics do and it does feel rather smooth. Let me know what you think of the idea in the comments below.

Project: Medusa (TV Project)

Named after the infamous gorgon from Greek mythology, the project was meant to fit a console’s circuit board into a TV, most likely a CRT TV or something along those lines. The name has more to do with the screen than anything because like some gamers, I don’t really like looking at myself when the screen cuts to black. Like the Layz-E Boy, this was meant for pure convenience, but the reason for that is to deal with the TV only, as opposed to the console connected to it. It’s really not much of a project and the name could be far better.

Well, I guess that’s about enough out of me for now, since I can write a few more down whenever I post next time. I shall see you all next time.

~Lee Harrold (ALPHAMARIOX)

Snow and Stuff (November 2, 2014)

We finally have snow in my area that may last until April or May, which is what I needed for a while now. The only part I don’t like about snow is when it falls onto my glasses while walking because I am pretty much blinded for a while, which is not a good feeling.

Anyways, I have been having issues with having SD cards work on my old Wii lately. It’s able to detect something in the SD card slot, but it won’t recognize the SD card. I’m not sure on how to fix this, but maybe someone with much more electronic repairing expertise, please come forward. As for a newer Wii I purchased back in 2010, I’ve been having issues with the disc drive, which is a relatively easy fix for me, since I know of more sites with instructions on fixing it. Once I have it running again, I’ll be able to record more gameplay footage, which I wanted to do for weeks now.

I don’t feel as though I really want to elaborate on some of the projects that I have thought up of today, since there has been some turmoil everywhere and I’ve been a little lazy and not feeling entirely optimistic lately. I might go a little into one of them and that was a sectional that was fancied to being a video game console as well, although it would have to include cupholders where the board might be installed into. I will elaborate more on this when I feel like it. Anyways, I’ll just leave this blog at that for now. See you all again next time.