Drum King for Wii Review

July 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I love this game, I hate this game. It’s a love-hate relationship.

I got this game a couple of weeks ago because I haven’t touched my wii for months and it’s collecting dust so after watching some ‘Just Dance 3’ demo, I wanted it. Unfortunately I couldn’t find it but instead I found ‘Drum King‘. It doesn’t need any drum set so hey, worth a try.

drum king for wii

You only need to use the wiimote and nunchuk as sorta like virtual instrumentย for this game.

The thing that I love is the fact that you don’t need extra expensive drum set to play it, and I’ve been wanting to play a drum game for so long. However I think there are more cons than pros with this game.

The wiimote is quite heavy, so after a while of heavy ‘air drumming’, your hand, wrist and arm will get very tired. I could only survive the easiest option because if you choose the hard mode, you’ll get confused! You have to remember what combination of buttons will do for what part of drums.. it’s too complicated for my brain.

The notes also sometimes don’t hit at the right moment, even though I tried my best to hit it.. like I said, it’s all confusing. But what’s nice is that I can drum to some of my favorite songs so it’s a good stress reliever, but not something you can play for a long time. And since I’m playing it on a 46″ TV it gives me headache.. after you’re done playing each songs, because you’ve been concentrating on the moving notes on screen, your surrounding will move for a while after.. it’s like one of those optical illusion pictures that after you stare for a long time, your eyesight will have moving images, surrounding and stuff.

Samsung Corby II Phone Quick Review

September 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM

I have a Samsung Corby II phone now! Yes it’s in pink ๐Ÿ™‚

It was just a quick decision. Last month I saw this phone for Rm299 only (normal is RM399) and I’ve been wanting a new second phone because 1) I don’t want to mix personal numbers with business numbers and 2) I need a backup phone because my Blackberry’s battery drains real fast.

So I’ve been looking for a really cheap phone just for backup and business calls.. and it just so happen that this corby is cheap enough and has TOUCH SCREEN. I love touch screen. I have small fingers, so I like touch screen.

It has 3 colors available – pink, white and yellow (orange not available at the store I bought in).

The features are pretty basic but it does have integrated social networking apps – myspace, facebook and twitter.. also has gmail app but they’re all very basic and nothing fancy. What I don’t like about it is it only has gprs and EDGE connection and no HSDPA compared to Samsung Galaxy Mini which is an android phone. Cost RM499 but I wasn’t looking for expensive phone. I need the cheapest possible.

Touch screen is okay and responsive although it has no qwerty keyboard which I hate.. I’m used to qwerty keyboard that now it slows me down to message on this phone.. it does however have ‘bahasa melayu’ dictionary so at least it’s a bit easier. It also took me a while to figure out how to change ringtone. The volume isn’t that loud either compared to Galaxy mini..

It only has 2MP camera which is alright but not good enough compared to today’s standard with HD quality photos in phones.

However, if you’re looking for a light, thin, funky, enhanced basic phone.. corby II is good ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I have a separate phone number for other than personal calls so I’m happy.

My Nintendo DS Lite!

September 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM

I have a Nintendo DS Lite again!

August 18th 2011 (meant to blog about this sooner lol)

TADA!

I’ve been wanting a DS Lite for quite a while. I’ve been looking for the cheapest option everywhere and the cheapest I could find for a new set was RM375. However, that’s available in Singapore. Having them to post it here is quite risky plus I’d have to bear expensive charges of sending it back to Singapore should I ever need to claim warranty.

Last month, just so happened that someone was selling a used DS Lite in a forum based in Ipoh. Now, I’ve been against used stuff because I don’t like using stuff that’s been used by unknown people. You don’t know what they’ve done to it, whether they’ve dropped it, whether they caused problems to it and stuff like that.

However, I have my DSi. After bricking my Acekard 2i a while ago, I decided I want a backup DS Lite. I certainly can’t carry my DSi to anywhere I go because of what happened last time (my pretty metallic rose DS Lite was stolen from my bag) so that’s why I decided to accept used nintendo that’s cheap as possible. This guy happened to be based in my city, and after negotiating I got the cheapest price I could get – RM180!

That’s fucking cheap.

The one in the Singapore shop is cheaper – RM173 but again, it’s too risky. No box, plus I can’t test it… So I decided to quickly make a deal with this guy. Unfortunately he had laptop problem that night and couldn’t meet me the next day but would send his brother instead.. now that sounded like a suspicious first deal.. after reading all the con cases in the forum, I was skeptical. He was persistent to deal with me the next day too and doesn’t wanna wait the day after to deal with him.

At last I agreed, telling him to deal at somewhere nearby my place. The agreed time was 6 pm.. guess what time his brother arrived? 6.40 pm. Wtf. I waited there at KFC alone like an idiot because it was fasting month. There was nobody there except 3 staffs and me. I thought I got stood up. I was really pissed, plus mom was waiting in the car, really pissed too, and it was almost time to break the fast so mom wanted to go home to cook.

As I was about to leave, his brother reached the place. Tested the thing, and I couldn’t test it for long but apart from the left upper button being a little hard to press (he already mentioned it in his forum post) everything else is working great. It doesn’t really bother me because I already have my DSi. Not that I use that button a lot. I made the deal with him. I can’t find any other console that’s cheaper than that plus located in my city. White is not my color though. I hated it. It looks yellowish for the buttons. So I pimped it a bit.

There! It looks much better now ๐Ÿ˜€

Now I can bring it to anywhere I go because it’s smaller, lighter, not new, cheap. Now I have a backup console should I brick my cards again, longer playing hours and double gaming backups! Plus I can play with my guitar hero again yay.

Also, I took this to KL and played it in the train during the journey, and accidentally got addicted with ‘Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney‘. No wonder that game was so much popular.. it’s friggin fun!

Feeling Lazy

August 13, 2011 at 4:06 AM

I have been feeling very lazy lately, no mood to do anything.

I still haven’t done the Glee video for the contest. This past few days I’ve been looking at Nintendo DS Lite again. Why? I don’t know. You see, few days ago my genius self managed to brick my flashcarts. TWO of them. One is my old flashcart that I use and the other one is the one I sell to my customer. I don’t know how I managed to brick them. All of a sudden I got a ‘system file is missing’, rebooted my DSi and boom, cards can no longer be detected. I was very upset because one of them is not mine.. so if I bricked it, means I lose RM100. That’s A LOT of money.

I read about the paper trick that they say you can do if the card can’t be detected but it’s a new, never been used before card so how can the card become lose or worn out? Another way is to unbrick it/reflash it if you have a DS Lite. I don’t. So I’ve been looking at cheap used DS Lite to buy…that’s when the interest sparked. The next day I went to the game store and pretended that I was looking for a DS Lite to buy. I pretended to test my card but actually I was reflashing my bricked cards and voila! Both of the cards are working again, yay ๐Ÿ˜€

But then you see… there’s a shop in Singapore that sells DS Lite at a very cheap price (RM375-ish) with free delivery. I asked all the stores in Ipoh and all of them have this same standard price of RM499.. SO EXPENSIVE. Some stores doesn’t allow me to buy just the console, but with the package.. only one store would offer me RM420 which is cheaper than other stores (others were like RM470, RM450, no less). So importing the (new) console from Singapore seemed like a good idea… except that I’m scared about the warranty. If anything happens to it, there’s no way I can send it back to Singapore through post which I have to cover the cost of postage. Mind you, they shipped it free from Johor, not Singapore but if I want to send it back, it’s to Singapore not Johor… which means it’s already international mail… would cost A BOMB. Unless I’m lucky and the console comes perfect. The other one is that the used set is VERY CHEAP. Others are selling used set at LYN forum for around RM300-RM500.. which is almost the same cost as the new set but the Singapore store is selling it at RM198 only..ARGH. That’s too good to be true but the problem is… I can’t see the console. I have a thing against used things… you never know how the previous owner treated the thing… they could have dropped it, played it roughly, scratched it, or you know… stuff. So that’s my concern. If I was in Singapore, I’d definitely buy it though…very cheap. I just want a used DS lite that I can use to unbrick my cards should I brick them again and play my guitar hero… I miss guitar hero ๐Ÿ™

Well I’m gonna go play my DSi now.. somehow I’m very addicted to ‘Plants vs Zombies‘ on my DS now.. I know, I’m too late and the hype has died already lol. Now it’s the angry birds fever..

My Christmas Present: An Apple a Day Keeps The Doctor Away

January 4, 2011 at 5:19 AM

So I mentioned in a couple of posts back that I received my Christmas present on the last day of 2010.. which is a surprise actually! Didn’t expect it to arrive on the 31st of December 2010 because that day was a public holiday for Malaysia.

So what did I get? I’m sure if you have me in your facebook, you already know. But to those who don’t;

GUESS WHAT, BITCHES!

I’VE SWITCHED TO THE OTHER SIDE!

Yes, I now have an iMac. ๐Ÿ˜€

No, I didn’t switch because I hate or frustrated with Windows PC. I’ve been wanting an apple computer for a long time now ever since I did my editing at college before. Now, don’t get me wrong. I LOVE windows 7 PC. If Windows 7 didn’t exist, I’d probably hate windows, but no, Windows 7 is Microsoft’s best OS ever. Except for that recent BSOD (blue screen of death) that I had after 3 years of using my laptop, I haven’t had any major problems or headaches with my laptop. But, I wanted a Mac so that I can do editing smoothly, and do my work. My acer laptop isn’t powerful enough for heavy editing, and my PC is hopeless. What a waste of RM9k for that useless PC.

Here are my specifications for my current iMac:

  • 27-inch (2560 x 1440 resolution)
  • 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
  • 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 4x2GB
  • 1TB Serial ATA Drive
  • 8x double-layer SuperDrive
  • ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 SDRAM
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard (Int’l English) & Userโ€™s Guide (English)
  • Magic Mouse
  • Included: Mac OS X Snow Leopard + iLife โ€™11

Total damage: RM7,858 (USD$2,563)

OMFG.

I still can’t believe I spent almost RM8k on a computer again. Since I’m freelancing now, I guess this could be my investment. That means I better get a fucking job to cover back what I’ve spent! T___T I could have settled with just the cheapest 21.5-inch Mac which is just RM3,899.00 (USD$1,271) and it’s like a HUGE difference in price but bleh I want a good mac for editing.. and for long term. My God, Mac is ridiculously expensive. 15-inch & 17-inch Macbook Pro with i7 is about RM10k! WTF. I wanted it at first before I found out the price with the specs I want.

I bought my iMac at the apple reseller at Ipoh Parade. Gosh, you know what? My debit card wouldn’t approve charges over RM2k so you know what I had to do? Withdraw friggin RM7k and brought the CASH, I repeat, RM7k CASH (in RM50 notes x 140 pieces) all the way to Ipoh Parade mall, 1st floor. I have never in my entire life carry a huge amount of money like that in my bag. I think the most I’ve carried was Rm1k and that was to buy my Blackberry but that’s it. RM7k, my God. I was paranoid all the way haha. I had to withdraw from 3 different banks/cards 5 times because of the transaction limit X_X

The guy that delivered my iMac was struggling to carry it.. it weighs 20kg in the box, wtf. How am I gonna carry this thing if I wanna go back to KL? T__T

So what do I think?

So far I’m fucking loving it. Ok, so I felt awkward at first trying to get used to it. And OH GOSH, the screen is HUGE. I mean, it’s almost as big as my TV. My old comp had 22-inch screen so to suddenly jump to 27-inch was like a huge leap. When I move the mouse it’s like moving from one side of the table to the other side. My eyesight from where I sit does not cover the whole screen so I have to like roll my eyes from side to side haha. Texts on website looks a lot smaller but compared to my laptop, it’s very crisp and not blurry.

Took me days to learn how a Mac works. I use keyboard shortcuts more often now that I did with my PC.

  • I hate Safari. I can’t use full screen.. and I can’t use xmarks so I’m using Firefox. Now I see why people like Mac. Everything is so organized and simple. Like living a simple life. Stress free. No headache. PC seems quite ‘messy’ now. I mean apart from the complicated windows, there’s the monitor, the CPU, plus all the wires connecting to the CPU.. gosh. What a mess… You should see my PC. What a headache.
  • I LOVE iphoto that could sort my photos now. I’m very organized with my PC so I love this.
  • I LOVE the iCal.
  • I LOVE Photo Booth. OMG the integrated webcam is so much better than my crappy laptop’s webcam.
  • I LOVE how Microsoft Office for Mac looks like.

Other than that everything else was so-so. I don’t really like MSN for Mac. Too plain and simple. Almost everything on mac is just too simple. I hate the fact that there aren’t a lot of torrents for Mac. There aren’t a lot of softwares for Mac compared to PC. Winamp does not support Mac ๐Ÿ™ I can’t think of anything else cuz it’s almost 4 am now, haha.

EDIT// I forgot to mention that Apple lacks Blu-Ray support. Playing DVD with DVD Player software suuuuucks. When on fullscreen, the picture has some pixelation/blurry, and I can’t get my DVD to fit the screen on full screen play (like non-widescreen DVD stays that way). I wish GOM Player supports Mac ๐Ÿ™ And I wish iMac support Blu-Ray! T__T

THE WIRELESS KEYBOARD & MAGIC MOUSE

So now iMac comes standard with the wireless keyboard and magic mouse, which is the best mouse ever. I ABSO-FRIGGIN-LUTELY IN LOVE WITH THEM!! OMG I’m not kidding.

The keyboard is SO SMALL! Took me a while to get used to it. The arrow keys are so small. But I love how thin and light it is. The keys also are quiet and soft and I don’t need to press hard unlike my Microsoft wireless keyboard. Because it’s so small, it’s easier to press the shortcuts since I have small hands. However I still can’t get used to the command key. Now I have to use my left thumb to press it. I usually always end up pressing fn or control instead.

Now onto the magic mouse.

OH MY GOD.

I am so in LOVE with the magic mouse! Best thing ever and this is the main thing that I love the most with apple computer.

Okay, at first it feels weird because it’s quite flat and big compared to my old PC mouse. It has a flat, smooth surface too and no buttons. At first I thought how the heck do I work with a single mouse button? It has an on/off switcher which is a good feature that my wireless mouse lacks because if you use the magic mouse for laptop, you’d want to turn off the mouse to save batteries. With my old wireless mouse, I had to take out the batteries instead. Plus, my old mouse goes crazy after couple of weeks. Ate up my batteries. Magic mouse is SO SMOOTH on my computer table without needing a mouse pad or anything. And the best thing about it?

The controls! Okay, you click the left corner is the same as left mouse click but if you click on the right corner it’s right click. What’s so ‘magic’ about it? When you slide one finger left-right or up-down, it scrolls the page vertically or horizontally. If you slide one finger up-down while holding control key, you zoom in and out. And when you use 2 fingers to slide left-right, you go back or forth! EXTREMELY useful and I love this one the most because it’s easier to go back after you view a page in your internet browser instead of using your keyboard or moving the mouse over to the back button. Of course you also have the option to buy the Magic Trackpad for even more enhanced experience like using the laptop trackpad. Apple products sometime amazes me.

Yesterday I tried using my iMac for Second Life and gosh…

It was the first time that I could be on Second Life without the application lagging on highest setting. Everything was so smooth, bright, crisp and fast. Of course, looks so damn good with the 2560 x 1440 resolution. Everything so pretty @____@ HOWEVER, it cannot go over 4x antialising setting on maximized window. It will say my mac does not meet the minimum requirement and sets the setting to the lowest. But it does work fine with smaller window but I like maximized screen so what the hell. But 4x antialiasing is good already on maximized screen. Also tried The Sims 3 and whoa, feels so weird on big screen.

So the conclusion? I LOVE Mac for its simplicity. Love that it runs smoothly because my PC lags like hell. However, the screen is sooo huge that I feel it’s only good for editing or any programs that requires big screen. For surfing? It feels too big. Websites look a lot smaller here, and text too. Good thing you can zoom, but I don’t like zooming all the time. Some apple softwares can’t be maximized to full screen like Safari. I wonder if in the future there will be 50-inch computer monitor? Haha.I wonder how you’re gonna use that. TV is a different story.

Also apple products are so expensive. I want to get Final Cut Studio but it cost RM3k+ WTF. And I can’t find any download either… even if there are, it’s 50GB.. wtf. It’ll take me a year to download that. I kinda feel a bit less productive on a Mac because I can’t find any softwares to download and most of the softwares I use are for windows only. I can install Windows 7, and I already tried with Parallel Desktop 6 trial but it doesn’t use full resource. I also would need to fork out USD$80 for it.. which is very expensive once converted to Malaysian money. I could try Boot Camp and install windows 7 but still contemplating if I should. I mean I have my laptop already, so like, what’s the point? lol. But I might install it anyway so I can play games and use certain softwares ๐Ÿ˜€

I still love Windows PC ๐Ÿ˜€ There’s a lot of softwares and games for Windows but not Mac. Well at least now I can experience the best of both worlds ๐Ÿ˜€ I just pray nobody will break into my house again and steal my iMac like they did with my old PC. I pray hard. My iMac made the ending of 2010 so awesome for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Now I wonder how I’m gonna survive this year after spending RM8k T__T