Monday, July 29, 2013

Blog Updates

Have you noticed? I've updated my blog over the past couple of days. In an effort to extend the shelf life of this custom template, I've decided to make some changes to keep the blog looking fresh and functioning well. Check out the differences!

The first thing to go was the old template's fixed-width property. It was still providing fixed-width images of column colors, borders, and gradients, which is just obsolete in these days with CSS. The blog is now fluid width and takes up space according to your browser's window. This allows more content to fit for more readable posts. The new layout also docks better, meaning you can shrink the window down, and still be able to read the content without scrollbars.
Also, to accommodate the new wider blog, I've updated my banner for a much wider, panoramic look. It scales with the content and maxes out at 1196 pixels width when the page is full-screen at 1920x1080.
Finally, the font was updated. After reading an enlightening book on typography, I can no longer compromise with stock "web-safe fonts" like Verdana or Arial. Now, Google Web Fonts is a thing and widely supported. Chances are other popular sites you visit already use web fonts. I've decided with Adobe's Source Sans Pro which is a well-made, legible sans-serif font. I think it looks even better than before. The font size can increase a tad because of the lighter weight and wider view for a more comfortable read.

And to top all this off, I've hidden an easter egg somewhere on the blog. Hint: it's there on every page.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

EXE 6 Crossover Event Translated

If you've wondered what I've been up to the past 20-or-so days, it was helping in the brief EXE 6 Crossover translation. You can read more about this and download the patch directly over at TREZ.

This patch translates the Crossover scenario in EXE 6. Saves are included for you to play from the start of the event. Crossover Battle 2 is also fully translated and even lets you play with an English-patched Boktai 3. The EXE 6 patch is available in purist JP version and traditional EN version.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Mario Party Time!

It's that time of the year when we play Mario Party online with fellow TREZ members. Today's playthrough can be seen in its entirety in a playlist I made on my YouTube.

Watch it now!

Just like last time, I'm Mario, GM is Yoshi, LuigiBlood is Luigi, and this time, TGP is Peach. There was heavy lag throughout, which really hampered reaction times. Read the descriptions for specific highlights of the video.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg: Final Boss

After playing so bad at this arguably luck-based final boss, I complete it with an S-rank! It's truly a fantastic battle overall.

I don't remember ever completing this game so if it's my first time, there is another nostalgic game I've completed years later. I'm still going for 100% and have about 2 more videos to show of it before I move on to another game.