Saturday 26 March 2011 @ 12:53 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Time for a musical Friday, while you’re all out having a good time or geeking it out ’till the wee hours of the morning, I’ve been doing my semi-anual Chrono Trigger replay. So in honor of one of the best RPGs of all time here’s an amazing cover of one of the most underrated songs in the Yasunori Mitsuda’s grand masterpiece OST: Courage and Pride as performed by MegaDriver.
Thursday 18 February 2010 @ 11:18 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Would you look at those gorgeous Chrono Trigger figures up there! Considering the game came out in 1995 I’d say these were more than overdue. These were at exhibition at New York’s Toy Fair 2010 and may at some point go on sale on the Square Enix shop. Ignoring the fact that Lucca looks more like Lucas and that for some reason Magus became fun-sized, these figures are exquisite and guaranteed to sell out considering how little merchandise of the game there is. Enjoy the photos while you can before those get sold out too.
There are times when you just need a drink. The frustration rises after hours of grindage and the sweet taste of cola just doesn’t hit the spot. You want something stronger, maybe a Lavos, Magus, or R-66Y…are these the drinks you seek or distant memories calling forth the silent hero within you?
Students of the IT University of Copenhagen have once again introduced us to some videogame themed fare. This menagerie of drinks pools together Denmark’s expertise in alcohol with their love of games into 12 unique elixirs.
As a friendly gesture to all our readers I’ve gone ahead and converted the bar measurements to ounces. After tossing a few of these back I wouldn’t want to force you to convert centiliters in your inebriated head. I expect you all to make some of these at your next party. Send us some pics.
Full list of drinks and a handy printable table after the break.
Tuesday 28 April 2009 @ 6:33 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Some days we love mashups, other days we hate them, and then there’s days like today. Days where there is no black or white, only different shades of blue, Konata blue.
What you see above is a mashup of Chrono Trigger’s Corridors of Time, one of the most iconic tracks of one of the most iconic game soundtracks ever, mixed with Lucky Star’s Konata. Konata’s Time Corridor is something I can neither love nor hate, only admire. This definitely took dedication to make, the kind of dedication only a Lucky Star fan could muster… since it takes the same kind of perseverance or sadism to watch Lucky Star.
In any case, there it is, Konata’s Time Corridor. Love it? Hate it? I sure hope your choice is clearer than mine!
Thursday 5 March 2009 @ 11:00 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Lawrence Lessig is right, we truly live in the age of remix, sweet and utterly awesome remixes. Like this rendition of Corridors of Time, the theme song for Zeal Kingdom in Chrono Trigger, which is beautifully arranged and sung by Gacktpoid. Gackpoid is by itself a remix of the voice of Gackt. There’s so much remixing here that its not even funny, just awesome.
So again, enjoy some of Yasunori Mitsuda ‘s work, on an electronic arrangement, with vocals added by anonymous, sung by the disembodied voice of a J-rock idol. Is that convoluted enough for you?
I think all of us can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Square-Enix didn’t cheat us with this upcoming, highly-awaited port: the game will ship with multiple dungeons (rather than the one originally confirmed) and will also feature a competetive “arena” mode.
The only sour spot here is that the arena mode only allows for two players, but the announcement of more dungeons was enough to make me satisfied. Chrono Trigger DS is slated to ship to the US on November 25th.
When Square Enix put up their teaser website for Chrono Trigger, many fans worldwide wet themselves. Now we’ve got the trailer, I’m sure many fans have wet themselves a second time. It’s now a reality that the world well get to experience Chrono’s adventure all over again.
I thought Square would’ve done the graphics up and updated it as they have a couple of their handheld Final Fantasy adventures. But we’ll be getting a faithful port of the SNES classic, which I’m sure is no bad thing for many. I only played the beginning of this game around 5 years ago, so I’m keen to give the game a through play through and see what the fuss was about and why many hold this game in such high regard. Square Enix haven’t indulged on any details about this game. So it’s unknown as to whether Europe will get a release, if it will feature stylus control or if indeed the final version of the game will feature some enhanced graphics.
Between Blue Dragon‘s emergence on the Xbox 360 and now Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger making a revival, Akira Toriyama must be receiving some nice pay cheques for his character designs and artwork. Not that he’s strapped for cash or anything.
Tuesday 1 July 2008 @ 9:57 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
This is now my wallpaper
FUCK YES! Excuse me while I throw my editorial style out the window for this one. I’m just really fucking excited! If you load up this page on Square-Enix’s Japanese site you’ll be greeted by a really, really REALLY familiar clock sound. The URL for this site also ending in CTDS and the DS logo in the website mean only one thing dear reader!
CHRONO TRIGGER FOR THE NINTENDO DS! Holy crap, as much as I have bashed Square doing rehashes of games for the DS I simply cannot contain my overwhelming excitement over playing Chrono Trigger again, on the DS. There are really no more details right now but that doesn’t matter. Readers, no…. friends, excuse me while I kiss the sky!
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