Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas costumes

I had this elaborate idea to try to find every instance where you can unlock a Santa outfit. Mulled it over for a good 10 seconds before I realized there is no way I have time for such antics. It’s three days till Christmas and I still have a bunch of work to finish.

Still, here are a few pics to tide you over for the holidays. We start up top with the obligatory Kasumi Santa outfit from Dead or Alive Ultimate.

Next up is the Christmas themed bonus disc to the wonderful Sega game Nights.
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Last, but not least is our good buddy Sonic. I never thought he would be included in Costume Get! since he usually doesn’t wear anything except for red shoes and gloves. Congrats Sonic.
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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Bullet Chanbara update

Yet another costume screen has been uncovered for Onechanbara vorteX, this time a cheerleader outfit. Or should I say, cheerleader top as the skirt seems to be missing.

The fate of domestic release for vorteX still remains slim, which sucks since the chances of me buying a Japanese 360 are virtually nil.

In brighter news, the US developer’s blog for Bullet Witch revealed some pretty interesting info. The game is indeed receiving a healthy does of game play improvements. The important bit for costume fans is that five additional outfits along with some revamped levels will be made available for download for free. It sounds like they will be spread out similar to the Japanese schedule, but more info on that is promised in future updates.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ill-gotten achievements ftw

Despite my doubts, I’m closing in on the 40 hour mark on DOAX2. I’m not sure how much longer I’ll play, but I definitely would have stopped at the 25 hour mark if it weren’t for the casino save exploit.

Thanks to the money that generated, I’ve been able to really appreciate many outfits that would had been previously dismissed. Bikinis that, at first glance, look sorta blah, and are overshadowed by the flashier, skimpier thongs numbers. So despite the fact that it’s basically cheating, it has greatly added to my enjoyment of everything the game has to offer. Of course it helped net me 9 achievements (one for each girl) that I would never have got on my own. I feel guilty about that actually.

Even though I’ve spent a good amount of time on the game, I still have mixed feelings. Is DOAX2 better than the first? Worse? Time will tell.

On the merchandise front, the 10th anniversary calendar has been put up for order on Tecmo’s Japanese site (they don’t ship outside of Japan). It’s nice, but I can live without it.

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What I do want is the new sets of playing cards. I have the two sets released for the first DOAXVB and they are quite nice. Having seen these cards for hours playing poker in the game, I would love to actually have them for reals.