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Someone built a machine to catch shiny Pokémon in X & Y

6 Nov

shiny pokemon chatch machine

If you’re a Pokémon fan and you own the new X & Y, you probably already know about the process to catch shiny Pokémon called “chaining”. If not, it’s very simple, basically Game Freak implemented a new mechanism that increase the rate of shinies appearance rate on successful chain fishing (or encountering in tall grass). Obviously this is a quite long and very boring method, that led YouTube user dekuNukem to build his own shiny catcher machine.

How it works? Well, watch the video and you’ll know.

As you can see from the video, the machine is not catching shiny Pokémon for you, but it’s doing the dirty job of repeatedly fishing in the same spot again and again until the shiny shows up.

By quoting one of the comments to the video, we’d like to say that science gave us this instead of flying cars…and we’re totally fine with that.

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How to play JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle online

4 Nov

jojo's bizarre adventure all-star battle

If you’re one of the lucky owner of that amazing game that’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle (let’s short it in just JBAASB) you’ll probably wonder, at some point, if and how you can play it online and possibly lose against some japanese guy.

Well, if you are a smart guy (and you all are, right), you’ve probably already tried to select the “versus” option from the main menu and then, eventually, the one that says PlayStation Network. Guess what? It didn’t work. Why? Because you need to to download some stuff first.

So, you select the option to play online, but all you got is a pop-up message full of japanese text. If you pay a little more attention, you can spot, inside that asian cryptongram, the word PlayStation Store. That’s a hint…yes, you have to download some extra stuff from there. Easy? Yes, kinda…we’re obviously talking about the Japanese PlayStation Store.

First of all you need a Japanese PSN account to access the Japanese Store. How to create it? Follow this very helpful Kotaku guide, but make sure to stop once completed Part 1, because you won’t need any money, everything you’re gonna download is for free!

Now that you have a Japanese PSN account just open the store, use the search option (yes, that magnifying glass on the top left of the page) and type this: ジョジョ (yes, just use the japanese keyboard of your ps3 to reproduce this text).

If you typed everything right, you should now be on the results screen, with all the JoJo stuff you’ll need.

You are looking to download the campaign mode, that should have the image of the character Kira. Even if you can’t find it (or has been changed), just download everything that is free (so everything that has no price or not says PV). This is probably gonna download even some recent free DLCs with more characters. Nice right?

While with the Japanese PSN account also remember to redeem the code you found inside the game box.

Ok now you should have downloaded everything (and even more). Just log with your usual account (European, American or whatever) and start to install all the extra content queueing in your game section.

All installed. launch the game and kick some asses online!

You can unlock the Bioshock Infinite’s ultra hard 1999 Mode with the Konami Code

25 Mar

bioshock infinite 1999 mode

Yep, you heard it right, you can unlock the uber fucking hard 1999 Mode of Bioshock Infinite by simply using the good ol’ Konami Code.

What is the 1999 Mode? Here’s Ken Levine (you know, the guy who — let’s say — made the game) talking about it:

“The 1999 mode — I want to be clear — it’s not like an entirely new game where you buy the game and get two games in one.  It is a version of the game.  Think about when you play Monopoly with different house rules.  It’s sort of like that.  You can set a bunch of different rules and the rules make it much more difficult and a much more unforgiving game. We call it the 1999 mode because our first game came out in 1999, System Shock, and it was a tough, tough game. We wanted old school fans to have a sense of the game that was pretty unforgiving, as BioShock 1 was not particularly unforgiving. I designed it to get through it. We really wanted to give gamers that kind of challenge who wanted it, but it’s tough stuff.  It’s like the hot sauce on the table, use it with care.”

In 1999 mode the player picks a specialization and sticks with it, and his actions will be ruled by that choice until the end of the game. Ammo will be hard to come by. Every small bar of health will be precious, and if you die you’d better have the resources needed to revive, or it’s GAME OVER. So basically, for hardcore gamers, 1999 mode could be the best thing that’s ever happened. And for the non-hardcore gamers? Levine said:

“They’re gonna hate this mode. That’s okay — it’s not for them.”

The funny thing about all this is that Levine himself, last year said that the 1999 Mode wouldn’t unlock with some sort of Konami Code-like…

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