Dragon Quest : Facts and Fiction

Originally posted on Dragon Quest Castle:
With a game of such magnitude, you know there will be rumours spreading like wildfire. As with most rumours, some have a basis in truth, while others are simply wrong. For instance, is the following statement true or false? “You can keep the iron safe from chapter 3 and…

Dragon Quest – Pafu-Pafu

Originally posted on Dragon Quest Castle:
Pafu-Pafu / Puff-Puff Pafu-Pafu is a running gag in the Dragon Quest titles whereby a bunny-girl will sandwich the hero’s face in between her breasts and then push them towards your face. Generally, the pafu-pafu scenes are in black and one must use their imagination. One can only speculate…

Cheap Apple Watch Bands – An Overview

    Cheap Knock-Off Apple Watch Sport Bands. Are they any good? Sometimes in order to save money, yet still have the ‘best in class’ products, people will buy an expensive device, and garnish it with inexpensive accessories. This is especially true for the iPhone consumer, where we buy an expensive phone and slap it…

Opinion: Top 5 Apple Hardware Designs

    The 10 Best Apple Hardware designs. These machines may not have always had the greatest specs, price, popularity or even achievements but they are indeed beautiful and wonderfully conceived. Until Apple’s resurgence with Steve Jobs in the mid-to-late 90’s, computers were nothing more than large grey boxes that while functional, the design language…

My 2 cents on The Galaxy Note 5 #pengate

Galaxy Note 5 #pengate and why it matters. I know I’ll always remember where I was during the iPhone 4 ‘antennagate’ scandal, you can’t forget a thing like that, no matter how many drugs you take or electroshock you undergo. Imagine, telling users that blocking the antenna on their phone affects reception! It reminds me…

Retro memoirs: ZZT

Retro Game programming with ZZT. In my day job, I get to design and code software. Sure it’s related to business applications and not the next Dragon Quest or Megaman game, but I like it anyway. Even in my spare time, when I am not reviewing rubbish for the Knock-Off Nerd series, I am sitting…

Dragon Quest vs. Dragon Warrior

Originally posted on Dragon Quest Castle:
In the early years, localizations of Japanese games to?North America?would undergo many changes – story, graphics, the removal of violent scenes and sexually charged events as well as the modification of the packaging to remove any and all traces of its original Japanese culture. Fortunately, much less of this…

Apple Watch – My Initial experience

In the past I have reviewed a knock-off Apple Watch as well as put the watch on trial, but now – Let’s take a  look at Cupertino’s latest little marvel – The Apple Watch. These are my initial impressions and keep in mind I am still in the discovery phase myself, so this review will…

Nintendo/Topps “Game Packs” 1989 cards

Nintendo retro trading cards and stickers. I want to take you back to 1989, when nothing mattered more to me than Nintendo and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In fact, just writing this sentence makes me want to play TMNT II: The Arcade game on my NES. At that time, I was also a card…

The People vs. Apple Watch

Is the Apple Watch of any Value? A Preview. Case # 00001: The People vs. the Apple Watch This may not be the Supreme Court, heck it may not even be the people’s court. It’s not even night court (although our hallways are also littered with wise-cracking prostitutes and slimy lawyers) but we dispense justice…