Kazukis

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    Kazukis
    • A 23 year old male gamer
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    • Joined on June 3rd 2010, last online on 27 April 2017.
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    < Kazukis updated his status:

    IMPORTANT: I no longer plan to regularly visit VGChartz. I have much less free time now, and so am forced to reduce my internet presence, as I have decided it is unfair on everyone to have very intermittent contact, and for you to sometimes have to wait months for a reply. Obviously, the video games I do continue to play must take priority over talking about them! I may come back on here from time to time; I am just letting you know not to expect me to reply to messages on my wall in any reasonable time frame. If you have an important reason to contact me, please email me at: cloedos@gmail.com. Thank you, KK.

    Noooooooooo........ *insert dramatic music*

    on 14 July 2012

    Sadness. :/

    on 16 February 2013

    < Kazukis updated his status:

    I do not have time to visit this site very regularly any more, and my VGChartz email notifications for when people post on my wall go to an email account that I no longer use, and VGChartz does not allow you to change the email address these notifications are sent to. So if you post on my wall, I can no longer guarantee I will respond. If you have an important reason to contact me, please email me at: cloedos@gmail.com. Thank you, KK.

    < NintendoPie posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    Like this?

    on 09 May 2012

    That's more like it. ^^ I wonder whether any girl groups have done any songs for TV shows/film; I tend to like those from boy bands ( like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90jJy6sEDLo). But yeah, I like this 2NE1 MV ^_^

    on 09 May 2012

    Not a fan of 'Lonely' though, which is the one I'm looking at based on YouTube suggestions; too repetitive.

    on 09 May 2012

    I don't really watch K-Dramas so I don't know much about those songs. XD I think IU makes some.

    on 09 May 2012

    BTW: This is my favourite girl group song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy-rh7N0TAE

    on 09 May 2012

    I asked as this is my favourite song from a female artist, from City Hunter OST: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-hl9rkUPcE Very strong vocals really are a must for me.

    on 09 May 2012

    They look really young there! O_O

    on 09 May 2012

    I wouldn't know ^^ Yeah but How Come by BEG is probably my favourite girl group songs, followed by Gee by SNSD, with Kim Bo Kyung's Suddenly being my favourite song from a Korean female artist (one of my favourite song of any artist, actually). Are there any similar songs by Brown Eyed Girls to that one? That's actually the only one of their songs I know.

    on 09 May 2012

    < NintendoPie posted something on Kazukis's wall:



    Eek I was too slow (>_

    on 09 May 2012

    Did you like the song?

    on 09 May 2012

    > I searched based on the title and got that video (no idea how to imbed (^_^;) ), which I liked ^_^ What I'm really looking for though are ballads/more emotional songs with a focus on lyrics but I don't think girl groups do them (T_T)

    on 09 May 2012

    Ooops did not read your comment ^^; Yeah I did ^_^ You're too quick!!!

    on 09 May 2012

    lol YouTube knows my viewing habits; suggested this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJz6Z4UWyew. TBH maybe I just prefer the male voices because I really do prefer that version, even though it;s synthesised...

    on 09 May 2012

    < 2000cc posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    Hey, everything is good, Working at a university here at the moment which is crazy busy too so i'm mainly playing handheld games too, just because i spend most days alomst totally at the lab & thats all I can take with me. Do you have a Vita yet?, if not you should get one, they are awesome, I've just got one & getting great use out of it, Mainly playing monster hunter freedom unite from the psp store, Have the camera set to the 2nd analog stick, so great!, Played escape plan which was Excellent, uncharted was ok, & just starting army corps of hell which seems cool so far.

    Is that a postgraduate psychology course? Being in the lab all the time makes it sound like an excellent course. I haven't got a Vita yet; I'm planning to wait a while as I went in early with the 3DS and am not playing it that much; still playing my DS. My current addiction is visual novels; I'm currently playing 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors which is quickly becoming one of my favourite visual novels. Have you played it? I'd recommend it if you haven't; it seems very original to me, although I have not read many thriller books so maybe I am not a good judge of original material. I actually liked the controls of the PSP monster hunters unlike many people on this site so it will be interesting to see how the second analogue stick improves the experience. I've just had a look at a trailer for escape plan; not sure the humour is to my tastes... plus I'm into story-based games at the moment. ^_^ I miss the far east _| ̄|○; have exams now (*´ο`*)=3 はふぅん so looking forward to being back there in a few weeks. ^^

    on 07 May 2012

    Whoo!! Seems vgchartz does Japanese characters now!!! ヘ(^_^ヘ)(ノ^_^)ノ

    on 07 May 2012

    Its not a course but a research project, basically firms approach and pay the uni to research things for them, and the uni hires resarchers to do those tasks, thats what this is. its a lot of work, but its good fun. Havent played 999.9 hours, will look it up. I dont mind the monster hunter psp controls either, but the vita ones are excellent, the game looks a lot nicer on vita too

    on 07 May 2012

    Ah I see; if you did psychology at uni, and this is in a lab, does that mean that the field of research is neuroscience? I'm picturing people dissecting brains (o_O) (・∀・) 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors is rare in the thriller/horror/survival genre (as far as I know) for actually having characters that you care about (or at least I cared about them); I'd rather keep the story completely fresh as I came at it not knowing anything beforehand (other than it being M-rated - I have the American version) and I think I benefitted from that. The game itself switches from visual novel format to adventure point-and-click puzzle format with the story continuing through the adventure segments and I just think that for a budget game it really is more than the sum of its parts. Don't expect it to be the length of a proper novel though; this is a visual novel for gamers; the language is simple (I had no problems with the English version) but I really liked the turn of phrase. You make choices throughout and the game plays out differently depending on the choices you make, which gives the game a lot of replay value.

    on 09 May 2012

    < NintendoPie posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    There is your first video. ;)

    on 06 May 2012

    Thanks ^_^ Those lyrics make them seem desperate! j/k^^ That easily ranks up there as one of my favourite girl group songs. I'll try some of the suggestions on YouTube and see whether I get addicted. ^^ Thanks again. (^_^)

    on 07 May 2012

    < 2000cc posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    are you still on?, contact me sometime you are

    Sorry; I don't make a habit of checking here frequently; just when I feel like it ^^ - mostly because I do not have enough time now to maintain the huge social and gaming system I once maintained. TBH I don't play many games at all at the moment, and almost always on handhelds, hence it only makes sense to wind down the social aspect that goes with it. I'm going out today and won't be back until late. I might check here on my phone during the day. How is everything?

    on 04 May 2012

    < NintendoPie posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    Holy Crap! I'm so sorry I forgot about our convo. XD I read it but then forgot to reply, sorry!!

    Don't worry about it ^^ I'm terrible at leaving people hanging. ^_^;

    on 30 April 2012

    I will post you some videos you can watch just wait a little while. XD

    on 30 April 2012

    Thanks ^_^. I just found this that has made me like DBSK even more: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaxoiaNM-bE (^_^) Not sure its your kind of thing, but it made me happy (^_^)v I wish girl groups would do that kind of thing too... Oh this too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS8ybLVulVA (*^▽^*)

    on 01 May 2012

    < NintendoPie posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    You live in Japan, eh? ^_^

    (Thanks for accepting my friend request!)

    (^_^)v Took me a while. (n_n) I felt so bad accepting your request, pushing your friends list over 100. m(_ _)m Who did you kick out???!!! I feel bad. (>_ Why the obsession with 100???!!! Actually living in Taiwan at present, due to parents' business arrangements. (¬_¬") But do like bubble tea. (*^▽^*) Plus studying in UK, so I am not in Japan much anymore (* ̄m ̄) and do not have much time for vgchartz (* ̄m ̄). But I try!!! ( ̄ー ̄) Thanks for the friend request! (^_^)

    on 13 April 2012

    vgchartz still hate japanese keyboard... OTL

    on 13 April 2012

    Haha, it's okay. I wanted to keep it at 100 because it's a round number. XD I'm odd like that. I only had to delete a few people, I didn't talk to them much anyway. :/ (That's usually how I justify deleting friend.)
    Mmm! Bubble Tea is delish! Taiwan is quite cool also, any Asian country is better than America in my opinion! n_n Are you actually Japanese/Chinese or do you just live over there?

    on 13 April 2012

    I would say Japanese, as I grew up there. My father is Chinese, from Taiwan, my mother from Japan. But I have European ancestors too (German, English and French) on my mother's side. So... je ne sais pas. ^_^ ...and my father's father is half Korean. I end up more Chinese than Japanese, but I look more Japanese than Chinese. lol (⌒▽⌒) My mother's got the whole family tree back over ten generations (≧∇≦)/

    on 13 April 2012

    You've had bubble tea? I tried bubble tea in Korea, Japan, China but none same as Taiwan. ^_^

    on 13 April 2012

    I've had Bubble Tea! ^.^ Had it when I was younger... somehow. XD
    Interesting Family Tree! I'm guessing you speak Japanese/Chinese too? I love Japan and it's language! The best place out there, even if I haven't visited. >_

    on 13 April 2012

    You should visit! I think Japan best too ^_^

    I had Bubble Tea in Korea, Japan but it not the same as in Taiwan. Taiwan Bubble Tea is best. (n_n)

    Yeah my Japanese and Chinese are native standard. I went to language school, so I know others too; German, French, Korean. My German is better than my English, French is considerably worse, but still at fluency. My Korean is good enough to get around, but many mistakes.

    I like Japanese too! (*^▽^*) My favourite languages are English and Japanese, have nice drama to them. German's too business-like, French too romantic, Korean too much similar sound and Chinese is like a computer ^_^

    I think I like islands the best (*-*) Japan, Taiwan, UK... Never been to U.S. People say everything is huge (O_O)

    Are you west or east coast?

    on 20 April 2012

    Chinese is kind of like a computer! XD Korean is probably my third or second favorite language (because I listen to K-Pop) and Japanese is, of course, first! ^_^
    And English is just boring since I've known it my whole life. XD
    Have you heard of K-Pop/J-Pop?

    on 20 April 2012

    (o_o) lol course I've heard of J-pop/K-pop/C-pop ^_^

    Historically most of the music I've listened to has been in anime, atists like Flow, Home Made Kazoku, UVERworld, Psychic Lover etc. and composers like Yuki Kajiura and (my personal fav. ^_^) Toshikiko Sahashi. I also like J-pop artists like Ayumi Hamazaki and Chinese artists like Jay Chou and Wang Lee Hom. I also got intoduced to K-pop through anime when DBSK did one of the opening themes to One Piece, and then I got in the K-pop scene too. TBH I like a lot of the K-pop boybands even though I'm not supposed to... (>_ I tend to like more emotional songs, like ballads etc. which the boybands tend to do more. But I also like artists like SNSD. (^o^)

    What are you fav. K-pop/J-pop artists?

    on 21 April 2012

    *your

    on 21 April 2012

    My favorites are KARA, SNSD, IU, Miss A., SISTAR, 4 Minute, and SHINee. I don't like most boy groups. XD
    Have you heard of any of them?
    I also really like Namie Amuro! ^___^

    on 21 April 2012

    I know SHINee really well. (^_^;) They're my favourite K-pop artist after DBSK.

    My favourite SHINee songs are: Hello, Lucifer, Replay (sounds like they were meant to copy DBSK with this debut), Juliette, Kiss Kiss Kiss, A-Yo, Ring Ding Dong, Wow Wow Wow (live versions), Ready or Not.

    It's probably the only K-pop boyband (other than BEAST) where I like their upbeat numbers as well as their emotional ones; in bands like DBSK and Super Junior, I find their upbeat tracks monotonous and dull (Mirotic, Bonamana etc.).

    I find the SHINee comedy dramas really enjoyable too. Key is particularly good in them. Onew's really good in them too. ^_^

    on 23 April 2012

    DBSK's my favouite K-pop artist I have thus experienced (from when they were five members) as I like the harmonies they produced and I like ballads/more emotional songs and that was their focus. Every member is a strong vocalist (although Yunho's vocals is noticably weaker than the others), and that is extremely rare in groups, which is why that is the only group I know, male or female, that sings acapella; I really like their acapella numbers.

    I became a fan of these bands before my Korean was good enough to understand the meanings of the songs; music is the draw. Everything else is extra.

    on 23 April 2012

    I also know SNSD. Gee is probably my favourite song of theirs; it is my 6th most-listened to song on my iPod, with 308 listens (#^.^#). Some of their team-ups like Seoul Song are also some of my favourites.

    In fact, I like practically all the S.M. Entertainment artists to variable degrees.

    on 23 April 2012

    *checks iPod*

    I have a number of songs by Naimie Amuro on here, although I do not know the artist well. My favourite song on here by her is Baby Don't Cry. My iPod says I've listened to that over 100 times ^_^; (making it my 18th most listened to song I own) followed by Meaning of Us (28th with 78 listens). However, I have a instumental piano cover of Meaning of Us on my iPod that I have listened to 282 times, making it my 8th most listened to song on my iPod. But like I said I don't know the artist well; she probably has hits I know from radio/TV without know that she sung them.

    on 23 April 2012

    If you'd like to know my top ten most played:
    1) Kazemachi Jet - Maaya Sakamoto - 768
    2) Closer - Inoue Joe - 711
    3) Tsubasa - FictionJunction Kaori (Yuki Kajiura) - 545
    4) Lost Wings - Yuki Kajiura - 505
    5)Endlessly - Itou Eri - 399
    6) [Already said.]
    7) Yellow Moon - Akeboshi - 288
    8) [Already said.]
    9) Go!!! - Flow (probably my favourite song of all) - 211
    10) No Rain, No Rainbow - Home Made Kazoku - 189
    11) Blaze - Kotani Kinya - 163
    12) Fight the Bad Feeling (drama version) - T-Max (K-pop; probably my favourite K-pop song, and favoutite non-Flow song; this one I added in the last few weeks, so it'll probably rise fast) - 156
    13) Tachiagare! Okori Yo - Toshikiko Sahashi (my favourite instrumental composer) - 128
    14) Hakanaku mo Towa no Kanashi - UVERworld - 128 (my favourite non-Flow J-pop song)
    15) Colours - Flow - 108

    Obviously this is skewed as older songs tend to have more listens as I have had them longer.
    These are all anime songs; I do not know the artists well, except Yuki Kajiura. 4&5 are also instumental. I listen to a lot of instrumental music, but because they come in soundtracks which I listen to as one, few individual songs show up in my most played lists.

    on 23 April 2012

    I know of SISTAR, but of the little I have experienced of them, I like them a little, but not enough for me to get obsessed like I tend to with my favourite artists. (^^ゞ

    I don't know any of the other artists you've listed; if there's any you'll think I'll like I'd be happy to give them a shot on YouTube . Namie Amuro song suggestions would be good too (especially considering I seem to like Namie Amuro without realising it!). ^_^

    Sorry for the wall; I got obsessed!!! ^_^;

    on 23 April 2012

    < Xen posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDEEEEEEEE!!

    I didn't know you were back!!!!!!

    Whoo!! ^_^ It's good to be back. *(^O^)* Kinda had to get back into gaming before Xillia released! (^o^) Have loads of work to catch up with though, so only really half back. (T_T) You watching Gundam SEED ATM? That's probably my favourite ever anime, along with its sequel. Either that or Code Geass. But SEED wins because Kira is the best name in the known universe. ()// Lots of people dislike SEED though because of the focus on the characters, but that's exactly why I like it. It's more like the original Gundam series in the 70s, and it's the most popular and successful series since the original, so it seems only the diehard sci-fi fan vocal minority hate it. What are you playing ATM?

    on 14 September 2011

    Persona 3 Portable on my new PSP Go ^_^ (bought it instead of 16gb memory for my current PSP - I only use it to rip my UMD's now, flash memory ftw!, and it only cost me $128 NEW). I'm watching Gundam SEED on it too - and being immensely focused on characters and personas, I love it. I never cared about the critics... and am downloading Gundam 0079 right now (thank you Amuro and Dynasty Warriors Gundam).
    How have you and your parents been? How's the post-quake recovery going?

    P.S: FFX portable is the best news for this whole year :P

    on 14 September 2011

    HD FFX???!!! (O_O) (@_@) (*^*) (X_X) \(^ ^)/
    Can't believe I missed that... =^_^= Thanks for the heads-up. Yeah I agree best news this year. ^^ Cool 0079 is awesome too; people say SEED is a throwback to that one so you should like that one too ^_^ I really like the Go too, from trying it in stores, but the issue I have with the Go is the games cost a lot more buying them through PSN, especially for older titles and when they have re-releases, as the original's price doesn't skydive like it does in the shops. I didn't even know you could rip UMDs... I've done that with disks through I tunes, but I don't have a UMD computer drive. If that's legal it would be a good way to bypass PSN and I might get a Go. I'm much better now, about 80% back to normal; thanks for asking. That was really silly really; I hurt my shin when the earthquake happened and didn't tell anyone and it got infected; then I caught something my mother had a while back when I was sick. >///> My apartment in Shibuya is back to normal; we got everything replaced through insurance; just a matter of putting everything back in its place. I got 217 damaged games replaced; it's pretty cool getting new old games; nice nostalgia factor. ^_^
    I meant the sci-fi fanatics when I referred to SEED. The critics liked it. My parents are fine; at work like always. I have been staying with my cousin in Taipei, Taiwan. I'm now at college in London from this week, for this year and next, then university. I really like Persona 3, although 4 improves on it imo. So looking forward to FFX!! ^^ Thanks! Presumably as celebrating 10th anniversary it come out this year; probably mid or late December considering its for Vita and PS3 and it would make sense to launch at same time. Can't wait (^_^)

    on 14 September 2011

    London, eh? How inconvenient (for me) - due to the stupid prices of Japanese imports across the web, I was actually hoping you'd help me out by buying some locally and then shipping it out to me by EMS or something, but I guess that's not to be. Nevertheless, it's a damn good thing that you're there - I wish I was smart/rich enough to allow myself that, but alas. Also, does that mean you'll be in univer. by 16? Very impressive. Got a study preference?
    About ripping UMD's... it's hella simple. Your PSP just needs to be hacked, and from there it's very simple. You just need to select the UMD drive to be what your PC sees as the medium the PSP shows to it. Hacking a PSP is also very simple these days - if you're interested, I'll help you out... on the *kinda* same note I was actually hoping Vita would emulate the PS2 somehow, but with that release, it's not all that likely, eh? I play all PS1 games on the PSP these days...

    It's good to hear that you're doing nicely.

    P.S: 217 games? That's almost my whole collection, haha.

    on 14 September 2011

    What sites do you use to order from Japan? I was wondering what prices you think are expensive. Because you could try contacting individual
    specialist video game shops in Tokyo and asking them to deliver it (e.g. by express mail); they's be happy to do that, as they all say they're aiming for an international market. Whether that would be cheaper than your current site, I don't know. You have to remember that games in Japan are much more expensive to buy than in the West (due to higher incomes meaning people are prepared to pay more etc.). Out of interest, what games were you looking at getting?

    I guess I would be at university by 16; never really thought about that. I skipped two years of school so I guess that would make sense. I'd kinda like to do English Literature. I just started the British A level for that and so far it's fine. It's whether my English is good enough to compete with native speakers though, because (as my teacher points out to me) I'll be competing with the best native English speakers
    with regard to ability to use the language. But now I'm in the English environment, and almost no one speaks Japanese, I'm going to get better
    fast I think, and rely heavily on the Chinese students as a last resort ^_^*. If not, philosophy or geography or something like that. Nothing with maths in it, or science. ^_^ Although I might take a minor in chemistry... I have a little obsession with drawing organic reaction pathway mechanisms *^_^*.

    I don't want to hack PSP ('_'); I'm pretty happy with my PSP, despite liking the looks of the Go. Plus the screen's bigger...

    PS Vita is supposed to *almost* emulate PS3 game, so it won't be able to emulate PS2 game I think, same as PS3. PSP and PS2 similar architecture, same
    with PSV and PS3 I would make logical sense.

    From my experience within education, it's only about 10% dependent on how smart you are to do well; 90% is just how much effort you put in. Put in more effort (and time) than people you think are smarter than you and you'll easily do better than them. Nice to know ^_^.

    on 18 September 2011

    Play-Asia, ebay, some other random shops that I can't remember of have the bookmark of - I don't remember ANY of them selling a used copy though - I bought used from Japan already, and they were were nicely priced. I want the usual stuff - Tales, ACE (did you see Nineball Seraph in ACE: R? yeah, enough of a reason for me to get it :P ), Gundam mecha games, SHMUPS... I would try individual shops if I knew which ones are good, and saw their catalog online or something.

    I appreciate you choice in subjects a lot - I could never do either because I'm obsessed by the idea of either being a scientist, an engineer, or at least a programmer - what I find funny, though, is that you seek to rapidly improve your Engilsh - you're already great it - are you talking about being on a "literature" level? You can find crazy words in there, sometimes they're not even English, just straight up French or Latin.

    Theoretically, the PSV should be able to emulate the PS2 like the wind. A very big part of why I hacked my PSP's is so I could play all my PS1 games on them - the PSP maxes out at 333mhz, in raw power terms just 10 times more powerful than the PS1 and that is without taking the GPU into account (it also uses 266mhz by default if you play PS1 games) - and emulation is perfect. The quad-core ARM PSV shouldn't have any problem with the PS2- after all, the NA MGS4 80GB PS3 does its PS2 BC ALL by emulation. No PS2 components in there at all, and it's 99% compatible.I don't know why they didn't do it just yet, but Sony could do it if they wanted to.

    Also, to be entirely honest, I was perceived smarter than I really was ^_^ - there were 3 subjects that I dominated at school - French, English, and Biology - that didn't stop other people from thinking I'm good at math (I really am not) - but as I am a soon-to-be-student, I think I'll have to put more effort in anyway.
    Cheers, hope to hear from you soon.

    on 18 September 2011

    I’m kind of stuck with how to import Japanese games abroad cheaper than Play-Asia; I’ve had a look at lots of sites I know, but they all seem to be more expensive. I thought that larger companies would mean cheaper prices, but even Rakuten (http://global.rakuten.com/countrylist/) seems more expensive that play-asia. Seems like the video game specialist websites are cheaper. For example, for Black Rock Shooter: http://www.play-asia.com./Black_Rock_Shooter_Game/paOS-13-71-bl-49-en-70-4a7b.html compared to http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/eve-ltd/item/10001490/. Even the necessary EMS is expensive too http://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/charge/list/ems_all_en.html.
    I’ve checked with my usual video game stores and they don’t ship abroad, plus they don’t speak English, or have English website. (I’m assuming you don’t understand Japanese enough to do this in Japanese; correct me if I’m wrong.) So only hope for specialist shop is Akiba (Akihabara). Unfortunately, for all the ones I know, they only have Japanese website.
    But I know the area really well (lol…) so I know what the best video game shops are. The cheapest I find is almost always Media Land (http://www.m-land.co.jp/). I think that site is possible to browse for basic prices even if you don’t understand Japanese. Media Land is also really good for niche and older games.
    Another good specialist store: http://www.messe.gr.jp/tvgame/. (I’m choosing ones that you can navigate without knowing Japanese, but this is also a shop I use regularly. Real classy shop. ^_^ )
    Other site you don’t need Japanese to browse: http://www.sofmap.com/product_list/exec/_/gid=GF08000000
    These are all the type of shop that would ship abroad, simply because a significant share of people who visit their store are expatriate, and they of course want to keep their business even if they go back to their native countries. Contacting them in English may be an issue though; but I’d imagine they have English speaking staff in the stores for expatriates anyway.
    Used game sales are a huge business in Tokyo – hundreds of times larger than in London, for instance. Basically in Japan, if you do not want immediate on release, you buy used few weeks later at much cheaper price. But I have no idea how you’d get these used games without going into store, unless you get someone to go into store for you. I wouldn’t be able to get games for you when I am in Japan, because my parents pay for everything, and they check what I buy. I’ve got in trouble doing things like this before. Sorry. m(_ _)m
    Yeah I saw Nineball Seraph ^_^ Pretty sweet. (^o^)
    Regarding education, I also got caught up in the whole science obsession for a while. It’s hard not to; it’s clearly where all the highly skilled jobs are, and also science is the way of the future, and what’s changing everyone’s lives esp. through computers. For a long time it was my intention to go into science, but when I focussed on it I just got less and less enjoyment out of school. So even though I regard science extremely highly, I eventually (with great effort) managed to persuade myself that it wasn’t the right path for me. The worst thing about it was that I did well in the exams, so the teachers were really pushing me to do it at university; but I knew that all I was really good at was passing the exams; I wasn’t actually good at proper science. I actually got quite a lot of criticism for dropping science and maths completely from teachers and friends etc. I’m glad I did though. I would have ended up like a random lab technician that just follows orders and makes no real difference to the world of science, especially considering that I never really enjoyed it as much as I wanted to, and even worse for a long time lied to myself and others, saying that I enjoyed it when deep down I knew I did not.
    I considered being a programmer for a while too… but then I realised what I’m really interested in is the story, game design, art, music etc. The actual programming itself isn’t really my kind of thing at all. Game designer would be more my kind of thing; like Kojima.
    Thanks for the compliment about my English, but I know I still have a long way to go. My main problem is speed; I have to be able to write English characters really quickly, and write sentences really quickly for English exams. I am nowhere near fast enough at the moment. Also I have a really strong Japanese-Chinese accent; some people need to concentrate quite hard I think to understand me, but they might be joking/mocking me; I’m not 100% on British humour, not even 10% actually… Plus my English teacher makes on average one correction per sentence in my essays at the moment. Writing in a colloquial style (like I am here) is much easier than writing formal English for me, because I’ve had much more exposure to it. Plus I still have issues with higher level tenses (e.g. ‘I would have had to have gone to school yesterday morning, had I not had to have gone to the dentist…’) and my main problem is idioms (e.g. a different kettle of fish). Also I keep getting mixed up with French and German; English is my fifth language (sixth really, but I dropped Korean before fluency). Yeah, as you say, higher level English is mostly about improving your vocabulary (from a learning English perspective).

    Does emulation require any additional expense? If not, I don’t really understand why they removed it from the newer PS3 models, unless to stimulate higher PS3 game sales. I guess there isn’t the same necessity to do the programming necessary for PS2 emulation on PSV, for PS2 is pretty old now. It’s probably just a product of prioritisation; they have much more important things to focus on with the PSV. Also perhaps they’re avoiding PS2 backwards compatibility as they want people to buy new games, and even worse because they’ve realised how much money they can make from simply remastering PS2 games in HD. Not that I mind about that last point too much; FFX ftw! Ico/SotC ftw! The 3DS really feels like strong competition for PSV now, especially with Mario Kart 7 coming. Glad Nintendogs +cats kinda flopped in relative terms (although it’ll sell fairly well eventually); I like to think only Nintendo’s franchises that have a hardcore fanbase at their core (like Mario Kart) can survive generation switches. Regarding Mario Kart, wonder why they called it 7, not 3DS? Perhaps as 3DS and DS sound pretty similar, and so to make sure people realise it’s a different game…

    I think with education what you’ve got to find is a subject that you are both really good at AND enjoy; you can’t survive without enjoyment else you won’t have the motivation, and good at obviously so you can do well. I’m not good at maths either; although I got the highest grade in my last maths exams, I knew people around me could blitz me if the material was much harder. Being perceived smarter than you actually are is a really good thing ^_^; provided you realise your own limits. Also I agree with putting in more effort; from my experience motivation outclasses intelligence in every way; but you still have to watch out for the highly motivated intelligent types, and not let it get to you when you can’t compete with them. All you can do is your best, after all.
    Good luck as a student! ^_^ What are you studying; some form of science? In Israel?

    on 22 September 2011

    Tu parles le Francais? Peut-etre tu veux parler la langue avec moi parfois? Ca pourrait aide moi, je suis just aprendre.
    ...yeah, it would really help. Five languages is really impressive. Every time I find French hard, however, I remind myself the hell people are going through learning my mother tongue, Russian ;) In europe, there is probably not one language tougher. Perhaps you could even reply wholly in French, deciphering it would help me lots.
    I'll look into the shops once I get back to steady work, which should be somewhere in October. No point spending my fallback money right now (plus, I've bought all the key special editions for this year! woo!) -and yeah, I can't read Japanese at all. I will only be starting it in university, probably. I don't see how I can crunch through it by myself. Thanks for the enormous research, though, I only wish we had that kind of used market here.
    Game programming I also find boring. It's the toughest kind of all of them, so I'm not even looking into that. I'll likely work on websites on communications if I go that route. Science opportunities here are alright. I guess that I'll go for biology or biochemistry if I do go for science. My plan is to get my bachelor's degree here, then migrate to Canada for my master's (and stay there - Canada FTW). Nobody wants to something that he doesn't enjoy, so I strive to apply myself correctly. Sadly, it's not always that simple, and backing up my future family seems far more important. I do plan on more than 1 kid, and since immigration is not always easy, a needed profession there would help me. There's no way that I'll be raising my kids here.
    Sony's reasons for leaving it out are very simple. More money - from the remakes and from the PS2's still sold (50k a week, still!). Plus, you need to maintain that backward compatibility, and for that, manpower is needed.

    A plus tard!

    on 22 September 2011

    Je suis vraiment désolé que cette réponse est très tard, je suis très occupé en ce moment. Nous pouvons parler en français si vous voulez, mais je préfère parler anglais car c'est ce que je dois améliorer. Mon français est un peu rouillé que je me concentre tellement sur mon anglais, donc il ne peut pas être parfait, pas plus. Aussi, j'aurais des ennuis avec certains des jeux vidéo de terminologie en français, puisque je n'ai jamais fréquenté sites français de jeux vidéo. J'aurais besoin d'avoir un dictionnaire avec moi alors que moi je vous répondrai. ^///^ Par ailleurs, je suis d'avoir à simplifier mon français ici car exactement comme quand je m'adresse à vous en anglais, j'ai l'habitude d'écrire le français style familier, que je ne sais pas si vous pouvez comprendre. C'est pénible d'avoir à simplifier. Par ailleurs, peut-être plus important encore, il ne serait pas juste de voir quiconque commentaires Français viennent dans leur ‘Friend Activity Feed’. Je ne veux pas aux gens de ne pas être mon ami plus!
    …That and I’m studying English out here and all my head is thinking is English at the moment... Sorry. NB: apprendre, not aprendre! That’s the type of mistake I make in English that really gets my teacher going, lol…
    Cool! Russian! (*^▽^*) I wanted to learn that at one point, just because the characters look so cool, but I couldn’t justify it enough to be worth doing it over e.g. German (no offense intended, sorry m(_ _)m). What makes Russian so much more difficult than other European languages? In school I was always told the most difficult languages were Arabic and English (for Japanese native speakers). Do people in Israel speak Russian? I thought they spoke Arabic. Does that mean your ancestors come from Russia, or one of the parts of the old Soviet Union, like Tajikistan?
    I went to a specialist language school in Tokyo, hence the emphasis on language. I find languages really interesting, although I can’t help thinking how much simpler everything would be if everyone spoke the same language... and certainly not English – the tenses in English are absolutely ridiculous! Why have tenses when in Mandarin they don’t even bother! But I wouldn’t want Mandarin either… I still have nightmares about my final Mandarin exam for which I had to learn 7000 characters… (X_X) I feel sorry for those that have to learn them all from scratch; I already knew some of them as Japanese has a habit of ‘borrowing’ them into its language. But I can see why the world will never have one language, and why the unnecessary complications in languages/culture (tenses in English, characters/lack of alphabet in Mandarin, politeness/vagueness in Japanese, noun genders in German/French and … …the less said about Korean the better) will never go away, because you can’t tell people to change their language that much, because at fluency you don’t think about language formation as you speak/write. It’s just intuitive.
    lol, love that you even considered spending emergency money on video games ^_^
    That wasn’t an enormous amount of research; I have all those sites bookmarked in Sleipnir, lol.
    Good luck with Japanese at university! According to a British friend I have learning Chinese and Japanese, he said the teachers say for a native English speaker, learning Chinese is like learning three European languages at once, and for Japanese, four. So for a Russian native speaker, good luck!!! ( ̄ー ̄)In all seriousness though, I don’t think learning languages is as hard as people think. The simple trick is to get into the language environment, because you’ll never become fluent at a language in a classroom.
    In my opinion, the enormous used market in Japan is a really bad thing. It’s the reason why sales of games in Japan almost always fall off a cliff in the week after release. I don’t really know why anyone buys games day one unless they have money to burn, because in a week’s time, you can get it for less than half price. I just imagine how many more games could be made in Japan if we had the UK system and culture of people often buying new even months after a game releases, albeit perhaps at a cheaper price. But Mario Kart Wii is still full price in my local London stores!!! For when you buy new months after release, even though the game’s cheaper, the money’s still going to the publisher and developer, whereas with used games it obviously does not.
    Why do you like Canada so much? Most of the country is too cold for my liking. I don’t like permafrost. Snow is fun in winter, but have it too long and the fun dies down and it just becomes boring and a pain to me. I find the maritime climates of Japan and the U.K cold enough in winter, and hot enough in summer; I’d hate to be in a continental climate where the temperature extremes are far greater. Although regarding Canada I’ve heard good things about the people, crime rates and safety, especially compared to the US, particularly regarding gun ownership (IMO the UK is the best; even the police don’t usually carry guns, many forms (and counting!) of recreation hunting are banned and registering a firearm and having to constantly re-register it in the UK is an enormous pain, not to mention expensive; they joke that it’s easier to immigrate to the UK than to get a gun permit!).
    Immigration is a pain. I’ve got a European branch in my family tree, which helped me a lot, and a Chinese/Korean/Taiwanese branch too, plus influential parents. If you have no connection to Canada at all I can see why you’re concerned about being accepted for citizenship, but I don’t think you should make that affect your choice of career too much. It’s always best to do what you like the most and are best at, else you won’t achieve your potential, and be a traitor to your talents.
    Wow (O_O), you plan a long way into the future. I don’t know what I want family-wise. I don’t want to push the family stuff on myself; if I find someone, I want it to just happen, be natural; I’m not going to search for it. I guess I’d regret not having a kid but I can’t imagine having one either. Far too time consuming. A lot of people in Japan don’t have kids anymore; most have one; two is getting rarer. That’s why the population’s aging and falling so rapidly… and why the video game industry is contracting at a terrifying rate. And our government debt’s enormous… but it’s mostly internal debt (held by the people), which helps, as we’ve always been very loyal to our government.
    Yeah, GOGO PS2!! I hope it catches on in China or gets even more popular in South America so it’ll still be doing 50k a week when the PS4 releases. d(>w

    on 04 October 2011

    Darn it, Japanese keyboard!!!

    on 04 October 2011

    Excuse me for replying late as well. I'm all very busy these days, fixing PC's and studying French. If English is more convenient, in more ways than one, then I'm all for it. Luckily, partners for French aren't exactly lacking.
    Russian is crazily conjugation based, lots of words are other words stuck together, a huge array of words that differ in one little emphasis or accent and are typed the same, patterns and sentences that'd confuse non-slavic speakers to no end (the literal sentence "yes no maybe" in Russian... means yes), huge lots of grammar laws... it's quite the affair. Maybe you're lucky not to have taken it, I imagine it wouldn't be easy for a Japanese speaker.
    As long as you asked, Russian is spoken very widely here thanks to the immigrants from Russia and Ukraine, but the most spread-out languages are Hebrew and Arabic. Hebrew first and foremost. Speaking of Russia and Ukraine, I was born in a town not far from the border of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus (plus, Tajikistan! What a random country to pick :P, most people would say Kazakhstan/Ukraine :P).
    You're lucky to had went to that school, too. I love languages as well, and plan to know five, at least. In this trainwreck of an edu. system, though, we didn't even get a proper third language (plus, nobody can speak proper English anyway).
    Thanks for the encouragement, I know that I'm going to need lots of luck with Japanese - but hey, at least I can hear every word and comprehend it every time Japanese is spoken. I wish that Chinese and French were like that, but I'm asking for too much :P
    I hope to finish it by the time I'm in Canada - specifically, Quebec, which has far milder climates and is overall better than any other region in Canada (better than great!). Frankly, I have had really bad experiences with NOT planning for the future, hence this shift. I can't imagine living without kids, either. However, to be entirely honest, Japan is the place that I'd like to live in best. Despite people's frequent allusions about the country, watching it every day during the quake and aftermath, I was really impressed, up to the point that I did lots of research on the society in general - low murder rate, low corruption, highly organized, highly technological, and probably the most pacifistic country in the world. If only immigration laws weren't as harsh - I heard Naoto Kan tried to change them, but he didn't manage it. Too bad, since the country could use an influx of skilled immigrants.
    See you soon!

    on 17 October 2011

    That was one epic wall post! Come back Kazukis!!

    on 06 December 2011

    ^_^ Thanks Boutros! Xen: Sorry I stopped again. I keep having to priortise. m(_ _)m When I come on here I get addicted then get behind on study... (^_^;) I hope your language study going well.

    on 07 April 2012

    < hikaruchan posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=133315&page=1#

    I love that game too. (*^▽^*) Especially the art direction; really adds a lot to the experience. I was surprised to get into the story, too.

    on 10 September 2011

    I got the white premium box I love the WRS figurewww

    on 10 September 2011

    Wow! that was a big seller!

    on 12 September 2011

    That's because it's awesome ^_^

    @hikaruchan I thought that was a bit over the top ^_^; It's so cool though (^_^) Glad you like it and the game.

    on 12 September 2011

    < hikaruchan posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    ^w^

    < Kazukis updated his status:

    Whoo!! Tales of Xillia is awesome!! ^_^ Must... go... to... sleep... ( ̄ー ̄)

    < Kazukis updated his status:

    New Gundam!! (≧∇≦)/

    < Kazukis updated his status:

    Whoo! Light Arrows! Time to meet destiny, Ganondorf!! ^_^

    < Kazukis updated his status:

    Die Seputentorion! Die Meraku! ^_^

    < Kazukis updated his status:

    Heya (*^▽^*) I'm back. Ooh, new site! (^_^) Gone down two levels ?!!! I'm a Rookie ?!!! (* ̄m ̄) I've go loads of work to catch up with, so I can't be on here too much, but (^o^) thanks for being so kind everyone! So many games to catch up with!!! (≧∇≦)/ Next Sengoku Basara!

    Better learn from a sea dog(spammer) like me :D!

    on 30 July 2011

    @invisible29 I have yet to learn the art of spamming ^^ I want to reach 100 posts so I can do it in my own threads so I don't feel so guilty *^_^ I guess "Go PSP&DS!!!" in every thread I would me banned... (T▽T) I'll go get a puppy p(^^)q

    on 07 August 2011

    xDDD I've been on this site(spamming life away) since the good ol'days xD Start spamming in the off-topic hohoho! That's how i got most of my posts. Aren't i just a genius xDDD?! LOLOLOL I'VE BEEN BANNED SEVERAL TIMES! It's hilarrrrrrrious xD I recommend posting "Go PSP&DS" EVERYWHERE!! Go for it! Make me proud lol xD jk :D

    on 13 August 2011

    < Rainbow Yoshi posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    It's good to know that he's recovering well.

    < Kazukis updated his status:

    Kazukis' not so ill now -Jiro

    < Boutros posted something on Kazukis's wall:

    Hey Jiro how is the little fella? I'm very worried.

    He's better than he was; he is still stay with us in Taipei. He not go to hospital often now, but he sleep a lot and he's always really hot and sweaty, say he headache hurt. I need to help him walk, no balance. Doctor say need a month or two longer to get back to normal. I hope soon. But he talk to me now, so I will try. Tomorrow, I ask him to post here from my laptop in bed. Sorry I give no update, make you very worried. I apologise. -Jiro

    on 25 July 2011

    Thanks! It's nice to hear he's getting better but it's still too bad he has to go through this. Hoping for the best!

    on 25 July 2011

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