Etrian Odyssey IV QR Codes

So Etrian Odyssey 4 came out, for everyone who’s into long and complicated Japanese RPGs where you have to draw your own map. Like me!

It has a feature where you can use the 3DS camera to scan promotional QR codes and get free gear and extra sidequests. Naturally, the people who pay attention to Facebook and Twitter are kindly compiling all the codes they find in a forum thread, for people who don’t pay attention to such things. Like me!

Anyway, click the pic to get there. You’ll have to browse the whole thread, as the first post isn’t fully updated. You will also have to bookmark the page, since the quest codes don’t scan until you get to the part of the game where they’re relevant. Or you could just come back here and click the pic again, I guess!

Modern cliché

You know that old cowboy/war movie trope of a guy getting shot, but he lives because the bullet hit his pocket bible, or a tintype photo of his girlfriend, or whatever? Yeah, that happened recently.

Naturally the story is upgraded for modern times by having the fortuitous object be an iPhone. Presumably, the guy had a pocket bible app and/or liked to Instagram his photos with an old-timey filter.

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Metroid in 10 Minutes and Very Far Away

Testing WordPress’s “blong this!” widget. Perhaps it’ll cause me to post stuff more often. Who can say?

This particular thing is a 10-minute tool-assisted speedrun of the original Metroid, with the video zoomed way out so you can see the whole map.

(Sorry if this showed up in your RSS like three times. Had some teething troubles getting this thing to work properly.)