Monday, April 18, 2011

Pioneer Ships Widely Anticipated Blu-ray 3D Player Line


"To the delight of avid movie lovers, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today begins shipping its first line of Blu-ray 3D™ players for those who want to recreate a state-of-the-art theatrical experience in the comfort of their own homes. Unveiled at the 2010 CEDIA Expo, the line includes the Pioneer BDP-430 and two Elite models, BDP-41FD and BDP-43FD, which provide unrivaled picture and audio quality consumers expect from the Pioneer brand in addition to faster load times, streaming compatibility, WiFi ready, a BD-J resume feature and the iControlAV App."

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Machida Faces Shogun Rua in UFC 104 Live Fight

UFC 104 Live Streaming
On October 24, 2009, the whole world and MMA octagon fans will witness UFC 104 live stream of the fight between Lyoto Machida and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. This fight will happen at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California so please do subscribe to Pay Per view of this match of the century only at and its media partners.

Yes, I knew it you would ask so I made sure and will make sure that we are subscribed for the UFC 104 stream here using Balls. I want to watch the live fight. I am for Lyoto Machida on this fight so if you are not, better not leave your comment on my blog. The Dragon is undefeated and has never lost even a round in his professional fight so why should I go for someone else.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Looking for Boys Over Flowers Souvenirs

Allow me to be a little bit different today with my topic about amusement machines and repair tips. I just can't help but discuss about this new tv series that my daughter likes so much - Boys Over Flowers.

She'd been out all day today in the internet trying to look for Boys Over Flowers souvenirs and where she can buy some of the best stuff that she could probably keep to boast with her classmates in school who are all addicted to this new local tv series BOF.

I'm not sure but I didn't make any effort to help her out in searching even if I already know a few places where she can come up with unique stuff regarding her new liking of this drama. Anyway, just thought someone might be interested to discuss aside this topic if locals find my post today about the 4 boys they only call as the new F4.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Amusement Parts Blog Supports Eriuqs Spires Healthy Recreation

Yes, you read it right, the Amusement Parts blog is supporting the Eriuqs Spires Healthy Recreation entry of masterofthe. We are in full battle gear with this post and will be promoted through social bookmarkings all over the web.

I hope to be able to help in my own small way to help push his entry to the top of the results pages at the end of the contest. I also wanted to know if there is something we can still do for the moment. Meanwhile, I wanted to see more of the ways and means that I can still do for my friend to top the results for the Eriuqs Spires Healthy Recreation. Goodluck!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dance Dance Revolution Pad Parts

Although what we mostly see are the heavy stainless steel parts of the Dance Dance Revolution amusement machine pads, we don't know for a fact what is inside this DDR interactive machine. Since I have been to the amusement and worked there as a repair personnel, I know what small parts you can find inside and I am telling you that repair parts are really very hard to find.

A good example of the DDR pad parts were the micro switches, those that are almost irreplaceable if you happen to own such an exciting amusement machine. But even that is the case, there are a few remedies and alternative parts you can use for this problem. One is to use small micro switch with very long levers.

Yes, they can be used to replace if you have a defective DDR pad in your hands. How you will do the replacement is yet another issue to tackle. This is also where your innovation will come. The imagination and natural technician's instinct. If you don't have it, then you will have to resort to repair your DDR pads by ordering either to Taiwan or China the exact replacement parts.

New Amusement Trend - Indoor Park Theme

It seems here in the Philippines, the newest effective trend to earn from amusements is to put up indoor theme amusement. One of the known indoor theme amusement parks is Tom's World Amusement.

From the looks of the branches scattered all over the metropolis, this is where the investors earn from, otherwise, there would be no additional stalls and mall branches around. This is just by common sense that if you do not earn a living from your business, then there is no way that you would invest in putting up more stalls, small or big.

With this trend however, there is an expected increase in need for repair professionals as we know that the amusement machines that these types of amusements were those that are aside from second hand, most of them were refurbished and old and made to look good through innovation and renovation.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

SNK Arcade Classics

SNK Arcade Classics 1 on the Nintendo Wii features 16 classic SNK Arcade games from the 1990s.

The games included are: Art of Fighting, Baseball Stars 2, Burning Fight, Fatal Fury, King of the Monsters, Last Resort, Magician Lord, Metal Slug, Neo Turf Masters, Samurai Showdown, Sengoku, Shock Troopers, Super Sidekicks 3, King of The Fighters 94, Top Hunter, and World Heroes.

Almost every genre has been represented – from Baseball and Hunting on the sports side of things to beat-em-ups and classic arcade action games and shooters.

If you were a child of the arcade era, you will enjoy some happy memories playing Fatal Fury, and King of Fighters. Metal Slug is a nice one to revisit too. Younger players, or those who somehow managed to escape pouring loose change into arcade machines (what else could you spend your pocket money on?) will enjoy seeing how far gaming has come.

The games support play with the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk, but I wouldn't recommend it. It's too cumbersome and simply not fun that way. A much better option is a traditional controller – your thumbs will thank you, and you'll be able to crush your opponents with ease instead of spending more time cursing the controls.

Fatal Fury has aged well, so has Samurai Showdown and Metal Slug. Some of the others surprised me though. On a huge HDTV, Magician Lord really shows its age. The games cope better on smaller, older TVs. The retro sound and speech synthesis in some of the games made me smile.

Since these are retro arcade games, it's not really worth reviewing each individual game in detail – rather I'll just say that the games are faithful ports of the Neo Geo versions. This means that they come with the same charming flaws, overpowered moves, and glitches. For a new player, this may be annoying, but if you’re a former arcade junkie the chance to test out your old 'skills' will be a welcome one. Since these are arcade games, there are moments where it’s quite obvious the developers were out to get you, with nasty surprises lurking to make sure you die and have to insert another coin. This is a harsh wakeup call if you’ve spent too long playing modern games, but it does have a certain charm once you get used to it, and you may even find that sense of achievement comes back to you when you complete a level.

The beat-em-ups are rather different to modern games - with less emphasis on insanely long combos, and more on timing, and judging what your opponent is likely to do next. It's a different kind of beat-em-up skill, but it's one that I still find enjoyable, and it's a refreshing break from Dead or Alive.

As a trip down memory lane I found it fun to look at how the game advanced as they you went from 1990 to 1996/97 – with mixed 2D and 3D environments making an appearance.

The game has some 'achievements' built in. Complete the games and achieve certain objectives, and you will be rewarded with videos, artwork, and game related titbits such as move lists for the fighters. The achievements are spread across different games – so sports fans will need to play fighters to get all their sporting artwork, and fighter fans will have to go hunting, play baseball, and try out the shooters. The decision to split up the achievements like that seems a little odd, but it does add replay value, and most of the achievements are mostly sensible ones.

There are FAQs, Walkthroughs and Guides available on the internet for every game in the collection, and even if you're shooting for all the unlocks for your favourite games, it won’t cost you too much time to blitz the other games in the collection.


All in all, the collection is well presented, and is a worthy trip down memory lane. Of the 16 games, perhaps only five are classics that everyone will enjoy (Metal Slugh, Fatal fury, Art of Fighting, King of the Fighters 94 and Samurai Showdown are the ones I'm counting), but there are bound to be others that you have fond memories of, and even ones you don’t remember will make for a fun diversion.

We reviewed the game on the Wii, but a Plastation 2 version of the collection is also available. For the price, you're getting 16 games, including quite a few that are fun to play in two player mode. If you're looking for a trip down memory lane, or something a little more hardcore than the average Wii party game to play with your gamer friends, then I think you'll get some good mileage out of this collection.

Original Article Source: MythGames.Com