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Game Updates

posted / dl

During the last two months, I did the rounds of various retro game shops in Akiba to pick up some games Terranigma fans on twitter kept raving about... at the same time, family in Norway sent a care package with the games I had left in storage, AND a friend of mine in Japan noticed I was into retro games and gifted me a whole bunch of games from her brother's collection (not being into retro games anymore and thinking about throwing them out).

WHICH MEANS!!! I have a ton of games to add to my list. Here are all the new games!

ENIX collection:

Disney games:

Others:

Other platforms:

So many games, so little time! :D

Two Months In

posted / yg

Twitch two months in. How is it going? Better than expected. I am still enjoying myself, I feel more relaxed and confident, I am having a BLAST playing through games I've been meaning to play for forever and at the same time having the chance to showcase these games to people who may not have heard of them.

My setup has changed a couple of times, but I have figured out a setup that works fairly well for now. I use SLOBS as my streaming software. It resets all my settings every once and again for completely unknown reasons, which causes me a tiny bit of paranoia, but other than that it seems to work well enough.

Trying to build a community on twitch is an interesting experience. I have a loyal bunch of followers who stop by and keep my chat active, even across tricky timezones, and it makes me so happy. I feel if I had less work or lived by myself, I would easily have streamed more than two nights a week. For now, though, two nights a week is the maximum I am able to do. I want to make an effort to watch more streamers and be more active in other streamers' chatrooms. Having now streamed myself, I see how important it is and now much it helps the streamer out.

I am contemplating setting up a Discord, thought it feels too self-indulgent currently. My goal is to reach at least 50 followers first and then take it from there. I am at 41 currently, so it somehow seems within reach. Maybe I will have reached it by the end of the month? That would have been great.

I am currently streaming Actraiser Renaissance and Lady Stalker as my main games, both fun and engaging, but both seem like they can be 20+ hour games, which may have been a miscalculation on my part. Once I finish one of them, I'll try to keep one of my streaming days dedicated to short form or one-shot games. At least I think that would be ideal.

It took nearly two months, but family in Norway came through and shipped over the Super Famicom games I had left in storage. Now I have a wide variety of both short form and long form games to play, and deciding on what to stream next has definitely become more difficult. So many games to play, so little time. Realizing I can also stream Switch games have jumbled up all my plans quite a lot as well. I kind of feel like streaming the Link's Awakening remake at some point. I thought I was going to hate the new visuals, but I love them.... and though I did my very best, I put the game aside at one point last year and then never went back to it.... so I think playing it together with chat would be a fun way to get through the whole thing.

List of Games

posted / ov

I started thinking about what other games I could potentially see myself streaming down the line (if I still think it's fun after the first month or so of doing it...). Currently I'm streaming from an original Super Famicom through a no-brand converter/upscaler I bought at Yodobashi for like ¥4000. It looks OK after some tweaking in SLOBS. Naturally, I am looking at what other SuFami games I could stream, since I already have a setup for it. Taking inventory, I realize that I am missing a lot of the cartridges I've bought over the years. They're in storage in Norway and will need to be shipped over. Major bummer, because a few of the games I thought would make for fun, chill streams are among them.

While I wait, I thought I'd compile a little catalogue of the cartridges I currently do have access to. And I can come back and update this as needed later. These are all original Japanese cartridges. Asterisks note that I am missing the box and/or original booklet. Others are complete.

Super Famicom:

Famicom

First Post

posted / xn

I used to have a Disney blog on here. For whatever reason, I stopped updating it in 2018. Maybe I found it difficult to find new things to write about, maybe I felt I didn't have a fresh perspective or take on things, maybe I just didn't find the time to write.... even so, I wish I'd kept going. It's 2021, and if 2018 me had known what was to come in 2019, 2020, and 2021, she would have definitely put in a bit more effort to chronicle her daily life at the parks.

In 2020, after the parks opened up again after a closure, they ran lotteries for the annual passport holders. I won two dates. Then it would be another 288 days until I was able to visit again, and we have so far no news about what's going to happen to annual passes.

So I have had to fill my time with other things than Disney stuff. I've been through quite a variety of hobbies during stay at home life in 2020-2021 (everything from magic, model building, photography to stay at home workouts, skating and painting), but the two hobbies that have stayed with me have been video games and movies. While I tweet an awful lot (particularly about current interests), I've missed being able to share the things I love in long-form. Online journaling and blogging isn't really what people do anymore, but it's what I know, so I'll keep doing it.

The Disney blog is still up, accessible from the navigation menu above, and I hope to one day be able to make regular updates to that as well!