Tekken Revolutions & Dead or Alive Ultimate

About a month ago Tekken Revolution was released exclusively at PSN. The game uses the F2P model so it’s generally free, but uses micro-transactions for something. In TR’s case money is used to buy ‘coins’. These coins are then used to play matches. You have coins (2 for Arcade-mode and 5 for Online-mode) and they regenerate so at the moment there’s no need to use real money to access any features. I think that this is a very good way to introduce Tekken to new players as it requires no investment, but we’ll see if they decide to add some DLC-junk.

After DoA5 came DoA5+ for the PSP and then they announced DoA5U for PS3 and XB360. DoA5U comes in two variants one is F2P called “Core Fighters” and the actual retail game is just DoA5U (which comes in 5 variants: normal, collectors edition, CE-kasumi, CE-Momiji and CE-kasumi+momiji [24,990 円]!! [1]). Continue reading Tekken Revolutions & Dead or Alive Ultimate

Enlightenment aka e17

Ah yes, I’m running enlightenment again. I used e16 few years ago and I did like it, but it had some issues (crashing IIRC). Now I have a different computer and I never installed e16 into this.

So this computer has Ubuntu 12.04 and I was ‘satisfied’ with unity, although I did do some heavy compiz customizations. I tried KDE for awhile and I liked that better than unity, but for some reason (I can’t remember) I went back to unity.

so e17 is new. Been in development for 12 years and now it’s finally released. Yay! e17 is graphically pleasing, moderately lightweight desktop environment with a lot of customization options for those who’ll need them. Personally customization is a must for me, I use this computer daily and the little key-bindings streamline my productivity.

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Caol Ila, 12

Caol Ila 12

I’m a big fan of Islay Single Malts and as such I was expecting alot from Caol Ila, 12. However this one fails to deliver. Now do not get me wrong, it’s a quality product, I was just expecting more smoke and peat. It doesn’t have any unique aspects to it, which itself isn’t a bad thing and it reminds me of Highland Park.

So If you enjoy mildly smoked single malts, you will like this.

Smokes:     ■■
Fruits:     ■■
Rating:     ★★★★☆

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