31 October 2009

Elona Shooter

Elona Shooter.
Defense game.

Likes: Skills upgrade; members can level up; cute
Dislikes: Disgustingly hard to get past level 10 or 16.  Fed up.

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/noanoa/elona-shooter/?referrer=Jayisgames
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30 October 2009

Mobile Suit Gundam Senjo No Kizuna: Progress as at Oct 09

Mobile Suit Gundam Senjo No Kizuna: Progress as at Oct 09.

edit1: corrected mistake, medium --> close

Was playing with close and medium range MSs last night.  I managed to level up my close range MS and got a new suit - RX-79 (G).  However, being a stranger to the original Gundam series, I wasn't sure which one it is.

Did I just unlock this?




Or these?

28 October 2009

Bloons Tower Defense 4

Bloons Tower Defense 4.
TD.  Ah duh..

Like: Balloons within balloons.  Hey wait.  Isn't that blooms 3?
Dislike: Where's the freakin' fast forward button?

review: http://jayisgames.com/archives/2009/10/bloons_tower_defense_4.php
play: http://www.ninjakiwi.com/Games/Tower-Defense/Play/Bloons-Tower-Defense-4.html


25 October 2009

Trap Master

Trap Master.
Defense game - Defend the center of the map.

Description
They're coming to invade...They're coming to lay their hands on a treasure that is not their own... As the dungeon's Monster Master, it is C├ęsar and Maurice's job to keep the treasure hunters from reaching the Doom Chest by every mean possible...Fireballs, fangs, claws and whole lot of booby traps, for example!

Like: The lanes can pretty much take care of themselves.
Dislike: Pop up tutorial blocks the screen when asking you to do something.  How dumb is that? :(

play: http://www.king.com/games/sponsored-games/trap-master/play/?language=en
Joran: If you register an account at King.com before playing, you get discounted prices for your traps.


20 October 2009

Players Association in SG?

Players Association in SG?

This is a scheduled post

Hi guys,
let's dust the cover of this topic.

We as the players have to look after our own interests. If left in the hand of field operators, things would not improve to our satisfaction.
Our suggestions in the past were not followed up. Could our collective voice urge them to change? Could we persuade new fields to emerge?

Let's talk!
http://paintballnews.asia/forum/index.php?f=55&t=7&rb_v=viewtopic

Joran

19 October 2009

New Forum for SG Paintballers

Quote from webmaster:

"Visit www.paintballnews.asia where we have created a new forum for everyone to give their opinions and share ideas. We want to hear from all Singaporean paintballers please."


Quote from Forums:
paintballnews.asia has been created to help promote paintball in the Asian region. From creating articles that review what is happening in each country to promoting events in the region, the site will do it's best to help show the rest of the world what is happening in the Asia paintball scene.


Joran:
Whether you are a speedballer, woodsballer or rec-player, feel free to join in.
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Firefox more secure than IE.. BUT Microsoft can mess with it!

Firefox more secure than IE.. BUT Microsoft can mess with it!

Joran: Normally I don't post these kinda things here but in the name of computer security, please read if you're using FireFox.  Microsfot DID install stuffs into our FireFox *without our knowledge*.

in May: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/05/microsoft_update_quietly_insta.html

in Oct: http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/10/17/dear-microsoft-please-keep-your-lousy-mitts-off-my-firefox-inst/

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SPNS 2009 Leg 3 - Congrats

Congrats to...
Dark Militia - 1st
Contract Killers - 2nd
Red West - 3rd
5-0 - 4th

Not forgetting the newer teams like Seek & Strike and Black Aces. Congratulations for getting through the qualifying rounds. =)

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Sg Paintball - Taking away the Center Line

Sg Paintball - Taking away the Center Line.
A good or bad thing?

Finally, something big happened.
However, with only ONE speedball field in Singapore, I have my worries.
Will rec-ball players squeeze out serious speed-ball players?
Or will the potential growth convince more fields to cater for speed-ball?

Only time will tell.
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17 October 2009

16 October 2009

Frustration?

Frustration?

Looks like it's more than a "handful" of players who are dissatisfied with how things are in the local scene.  Instead of pointing fingers at people who play overseas and go @#$%$cked themselves, maybe the field operators should wake up their idea.
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15 October 2009

Nuts Makan Session: BK Whopper Bar

Nuts Makan Session: BK Whopper Bar.
7 Oct 2009.

Joran caught the news and waved it in front of the Wargh! Nuts and snagged them easily enough.  Led by the nose, they found the bar right next to Liang Court.  Joran ordered a Mushroom Swiss Double while the guys ordered Whooper.
The general consensus was while the burgers were bigger, they tasted roughly the same.  I enjoyed mine; the others complained their Whoppers broke apart. ST also commented (more than once) how the place stinks; I had to agree.  The round tables couldn't really sit 5 Nuts and a lady.

Knda a let down but it'll let you have a cheap place to have a meal in Clark Quay.

An average burger meal here meal is 8++

After that, we played that Gundam game =]
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12 October 2009

S.T.A.R. Defence

S.T.A.R. Defence.
Defense game.

Joran: Place satellites with limited ammo around your planet.  When their ammo is deleted, they will blow up and you have to purchase new ones.  A novel idea.  Interesting but potentially irritating.

play: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/412197


07 October 2009

Wargh! Halloween Special

Wargh! Halloween Special.
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209909455175&index=1

Do You Have The Balls For This?
Don't get left alone in this once a year Halloween paintball ghoul fest where you'll have to battle it out with the undead and the creatures of the night to win this battle.
Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 3:00pm
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

  • Left4Dead
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Day of the Dead
  • Return of the Living Dead
  • Dog Soldiers
... the list goes on, do you have the balls to face the living dead?
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05 October 2009

Star Trek Nemesis's "Shinzon blames the movie's poor performance for depression

Star Trek Nemesis's "Shinzon blames the movie's poor performance for depression.

[excerpt]
After Star Trek: Nemesis flopped at the box office, Hardy, thought to be the “Next Big Thing,” descended into alcohol and crack addition, which cost him his marriage. “I went entirely off the rails and I’m lucky I didn’t have some terrible accident or end up in prison or dead, because that’s where I was going,” he said. “Now I know my beast and I know how to manage it.
[/excerpt]

read more: http://www.trektoday.com/content/2009/10/star-trek-movie-failure-ruinous-for-hardy/

Joran: crap sia...
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Different types of Paintball

Different types of Paintball.
What are the different types of Paintball that you can play?

1. Rec-ball
Recreational Paintball is usually labeled as Scenario Paintball by field operators.  2 teams compete in a level field filled with obstacles.  The objective usually involves completing goals rather than shooting at the opponents.  There's no need to purchase your own gear as they're provided.
example of Rec-ball: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/09/rec-game-of-paintball-focus-adventure.html








There're currently 3 operators in Singapore.  This should serve as an introduction to paintball for most players.
comparision of prices: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/08/recreation-paintball-in-singapore.html
You should be able to find a Rec-ball field in Bintan.   Malaysia's fields are mostly catered for Speed-ball and do not cater for Rec-ball.  There's one at Denga Mall but be careful of traveling alone around the area at night.

2. Speed-ball
To most inductees to Rec-ball, this would be a natural progression as it garners the most headlines.  While Rec-ball is played by casual players, Speed-ball is played by skilled amateurs who form teams to compete on a regular basis.  They get somewhat cheaper prices from the field operators due to their patronage.  There are no re-spawns here; dead players proceed to the Dead Man's box till the end of the match.  Players also purchase their personal gear costing between $50 to $500 on average.  Paintball Markers are still provided by the operators as personal ownership is illegal in Singapore.

Currently, Red Dynasty holds a monopoly on Speed-ball in Singapore.  The only place you can play it is in BottleTree ParkMalaysia's fields mostly cater to Speed-ball and you can play it at 1/4 the costs of Singapore's.

3. Woods-ball
According to Paintball lore, it was Woods-ball that gave birth to this sports.  Appealing to Mil-Sim enthusiasts, these games can range from 20 to 200 in the regional scene.  Players sport camouflage gear and communication devices.  Casual players can also join in easily as it is a team game and equipment is provided.  A most satisfying outcome is a perfectly executed ambush.

Example of a big event: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/07/bt-big-game-tour-2009-bio-gotcha.html

The game I join: Operation Busted Cherry:
my version: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/01/op-busted-cherry-brief.html
Xterix's version: http://wargh.net/portal/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=38&Itemid=9

Currently, you can only play Woods-ball in Malaysia.  The local operator that I usually patronage is Wargh. http://wargh.net/portal/index.php






 [Conclusion]
If you're reading this, you probably have been exposed to paintball.  Our objective as players is to win through teammate, not inflict pain upon each other; these can be reduced by a simple show of sportsmanship.
Each game type have their merits; my dilemma is recorded here: http://joranatplay.blogspot.com/2009/04/speedball-or-woodsball.html
I urge you to give each a try as they each have their attractions.
Thank you.
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04 October 2009

Time Kufc

Time Kufc.
Puzzle platformer.

Joran: Quite annoying at some parts.  Hope these walkthroughs helps =]

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/Edmund/time-kufc

walkthru 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwKlekTqsiM
walkthru 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MECM1t_FSXk

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03 October 2009

The Tickler

The Tickler.
Action.
Grab and saw your way into human guards in a way.

Likes: power.
Dislikes: Repettive after a while

play: http://www.kongregate.com/games/xpndsprt/the-tickler


02 October 2009

Comparision of hits on "SPNS 2008 Leg 3" and "SPNS 2009 Leg 3"

Comparision of hits on "SPNS 2008 Leg 3" and "SPNS 2009 Leg 3".

In the previous legs, notifications of the coming competition will be posted over forums everywhere.
google keyword: spns 2008 leg 3 [3 pages]
1) sporton
2) pinoysg
3) redsports
4) xtionball
5) tom's photos
6) blog.tilt
7) zh.sgforum
8.) asiapaintball
9) warpig
10) redsevens
11) ck's fbook
12) td
13) singaporesports
14) youth.sg
15) tom's blog

This leg seem more subdued in publicity.
google keyword: spns 2009 leg 3 [3 pages] - last edited
1) sporton
2) sportshook (broken link)
3) CK's fbook event
4) asiapaintball

Since the real leg 3 was cancelled, then we should have twice the publicity and hits on search engines as the timeframe is longer.  Looks like a unconfirmed event makes everyone wary about publicising it.
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