Rank Kingdom (ランク王国) is this program I enjoy that ranks random stuff. Every week they cover the top selling comics, games and videos but they also have just completely random stuff. This week for example they had top concerts of 2004, top jigsaw puzzles, top famous people that would best to appear on the new Japanese currency and finally this:
彼にとって二番目 which translated basically means, “I am his #2 girl”.
Hmmm, I can see myself reporting on random trivia now that I’m watching that trivia program but anyway, according to the Japan National Institute of Population and Social Secruity Research the average number of kids born per couple is 1.2. Computing out, if it says the same there will only be 27 people left in Japan in the year 3000.
According to “Trivia no Izumi”, a popular trivia show on Japanese TV, the reason there are only kids in Peter Pan’s group is because it’s against to rules to grow up and Peter Pan kills any kid who does.
I saw this post today Torrent of Free Bits and it reminded me of something I’d thought about.
First, let me make it clear. Piracy of games pisses me off. It’s my job to make games, it’s damn hard work. 15 to 100 people for two years, 1/4 to 1/2 of that time is often 60 to 80 hour weeks. For someone to pirate it and tell me it’s not worth the $40 we ask for all our effort. ***K THEM!
For other media there are other arguments possibly.
I was amazed at all the responses I got to my last big blog entry. Sometimes I thought about responding but I always felt like I’d just be defensive of the advice or ideas so I held off.
I’ve been sick for over friggen 3 weeks now. I came down with a cold the saturday after I went to TGS, 9/25 and I haven’t been well since. It hasn’t been a bad cold but it has been extremely annoying.
After only like 2 years of thinking about it I finally got an HDD recorder (think Tivo).
The biggest reason I didn’t get one earlier is they are EXPENSIVE in Japan. Tivo was the first in the states (I think) and their business model was sell you the hardware cheap and make you pay for the service. No one has really done that in Japan. Almost all the various units are not attached to any service. That means instead of like a Tivo which is/was $300~$400 the Japanese HDD recorders were more like $1000~$1500!!! This last year they came down to around $600 at the low end but still that was more than I wanted to spend.