GGF#14: Videos of video games. Haha

[Gamer Girl Friday]

It is with a rather zonked state of mind that I address you today.

I haven’t slept all night. I started working on GGF last night at 10:30 pm and didn’t stop until 7:30 am, when I decided to go stun myself awake with a cold shower.

Another hour to neaten it up before I get ready to start my day with a morning meeting, and then an afternoon meeting, an evening event and a night engagement.

I see mushrooms dancing in my peripheral vision. GGF is zonked out her mind! Hurray.


Table of Contents

  1. Video demo of Braid on Xbox LIVE Arcade
  2. Fable II Pub Games is out!
  3. Sheylara at World Cyber Games (Again)
  4. Too Human is too popular!
  5. Ask Sheylara
  6. Win a cool Friendster thumbdrive!!


Video demo of Braid on Xbox LIVE Arcade

Oh, gosh. It takes freaking forever to make videos.

But here’s a video of me explaining the gameplay in Braid.

I love this game. I’ll talk a little about it in case you don’t like to watch videos.

So, Braid is an Xbox LIVE Arcade game which you can download for a small fee.

It looks like a 2D platformer, but it’s actually a puzzle game. You can die but you won’t die. That is, when you get eaten by monsters, you can rewind to when you haven’t gotten eaten, and then continue from there and try not to get eaten again.

Running around the world and not dying, you collect jigsaw puzzle pieces to make nice pictures. The pieces are scattered around the world and they just annoy the heck out of you because you can see them but you can’t get at them.

You have to really crack your brain in this game. And then crack it somemore. Until your brain hates you.

But I like the music, the graphics and the gameplay. It’s unique and refreshing. If you like abusing your brain and stomping on monsters’ heads, get it.

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Fable II Pub Games is out!

That’s right. This is the arcade mini game thingy which you can play now to earn gold for the Fable II game that’s coming in October.

Here’s a boring video I took of it. Well, watch it if you want to see what the mini games look like.

There are three gambling games and you’re given 500 gold to start off with. If you lose it all and go into debt, you’re in trouble when you start Fable II.

It’s freaking hard to win money. I’ve already lost like 300 gold. Haha.

Oh, well. Have never been good at gambling, anyway.

But I like the games. The graphics and sound effects are really cool!

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Sheylara at World Cyber Games (Again)

I mentioned last week that Bryan De Silva from RazorTV interviewed me for a segment. The video is out!


We did an interview and then we played Guitar Hero 3.

Bryan made funny faces. IT’S ALL IN THE VIDEO.

And I made victory poses.

That was on Thursday.

On Saturday, I went to WCG again because the Xbox ambassador had to make an appearance and tell everyone to subscribe to Xbox LIVE.

We did that on the main stage of WCG.

More interviews.

And friendly matches.

Offstage, I played several matches of Project Gotham Racing 4 with Xbox fans.

Which I sucked at. But it was fun. And no one booed me, nice chaps, all.

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Too Human is too popular!

I received a record number of entries for last week’s Too Human giveaway. There were 46 entrants. Wow. Didn’t know this game was so popular!

You know what… I’ve got the game in my hands already! Mwahaha!

I got two copies on Tuesday but, get a load of this, I haven’t had time since then to even open the box to kiss the disc.

In any case, I can’t publish a review of it yet because the game hasn’t officially launched and I don’t want Silicon Knights coming after me.


He is… Kurow31!!!

(Or maybe he’s a she. I have no idea.)

Congratulations!!!!! You are very lucky because you’ll be playing Too Human two days before the rest of Singapore (that is, assuming you live in Singapore)!!!

The USA launch is Aug 19 while Singapore stores will only stock it on Aug 21. But I’m allowed to give it away on the 19th, so you’ll be getting it on that day if we can arrange a meetup.

Will be contacting you via e-mail!

Please thank the Singapore Xbox Team for your prize!

The rest of you who didn’t win, don’t be too disappointed. There will be more giveaways in the future!


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Ask Sheylara

Ask me any gaming-related questions! Post them in the comments or e-mail me, I don’t really care. I will try to answer all questions (unless I get like 500 questions a day).

James Millbower asks a Wii question:

I have a modified Japanese Wii set that appears to be fully-bricked. Can it be fixed like a semi-brick Wii set by inserting a Japanese game with a firmware update that is higher than my Wii version? If it can be corrected, where can I buy a Japanese game in the US?

Sheylara Says:

I’m afraid I have bad news for you. There is currently no fix for a fully bricked Wii. Well, that’s actually why they called it a “brick” in the first place. Sorry, pal.

Chak asks an Xbox joystick question:

Do you have any idea where to download drivers for Xbox joysticks to use on the PC?

Sheylara Says:

I didn’t actually answer this question for Chak because he answered it himself before I could do it, lol. But I’m posting it here anyway in case anyone ever wants to ask the same question. You can download the driver here.

Lambert asks an Xbox LIVE question:

What’s your Gamerscore?

Sheylara Says:

Er… please don’t ask. If I tell you, I’ll have to kill you. No, actually, ask me in a year’s time. That will give me time to, uh, actually have a number to tell you.

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Win a cool Friendster thumbdrive!!

Look at this cutie!!

The sad part is that it has a capacity of only 500MB.

But the happy part is that it’s one of those thingamajigs you can take and show off to your friends and piss them off because they can’t buy one even if they had money.

Unless you sold it to them at a very high price, in which case, you should share some of that doosh with me, okay?

So… who wants it?

Yes, same old same old. Post a comment saying you want it before next Friday!

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And now… PLEASE GO READ MY XBOX BLOG. I mean, like, regularly. It’s very lonely.


[Gamer Girl Friday]

37 thoughts on “GGF#14: Videos of video games. Haha

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    You never slept for this! I admire the dedication, thanks for that!

    Fable II — this game I want. I hope it delivers.

    Cogratulations to Kurow31!!! What luck! Enjoy your game!

    Can I please join the friendster thumbdrive raffle! Thanks!!!

    Thanks again for GGF, made my lousy day ok! (Hey that rhymed!). :D

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    QY> at first glance, i thought they had roulette in the fable 2 pub game. i could then show you how to get up by 300 instead of down :)

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    Wow, I didn’t expect to win. Thanks, Sheylara! And thanks Team Xbox for sponsoring the prize.

    And yes, I’m a guy. haha.

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    Hi, we met at a Property Ad casting which we need to do Yoga pose. Heh! I really need to read ur blog and learn new words everyday. So keep blogging! ^_^

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    Well.. a 500 MB definitely beats having a 16MB.. wahaha.. Was passed down from my dad thou.. Its would be great if I could have it thou now my friends are trading in big G. For me MB would be just nice.. :)

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    haha i so cheapskate of course i want!

    although a facebook one would be cooler (at this point of time) haha. I think two years ago this would’ve been even hotter property, lol.

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    I WAN THE THUMBDRIVE!!! it seems that lucky draws dun like me

    but i still wan it!!! coz it is unique!! and i will be unique

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    modchip: You’re welcome, as usual! :) Sorry to hear that you have lousy days, though. I hope you don’t have too many of them! :P And thanks for your continual support of my giveaways. You’re getting more and more competition these days. Heheh. Well, hope you get lucky again soon! ;)

    Fish: One of the games in the pub games is actually half roulette. So, what are the tricks? ;)

    hmbs: Haha… what would you do with the box? :P

    felicia: Okay, noted!

    nadnut: Sure! You’re in the draw! :)

    Dominic: Really? You don’t want the thumbdrive? lol. Okay, if you win the prize, you can give the thumb away to someone who wants it more. lol.

    Kurow31: You’re welcome and congratulations again! ;)

    The Goonfather: You want the sponge for what?!! *bish*

    Jesta: Of course it is. Statistics actually show that Friendster is more popular than Facebook in Singapore in terms of user figures. It’s true!

    Shyn: Okay! :)

    WaveSurfer: Heh.. yeah, the chance goes down every day with more participants. Heheh. But you’ll never know lah. Same as buy Toto… keep buying and buying until you strike one day. Well, at least it’s free to join my giveaways!! Haha.

    Celine: Oooh! Okay! That was quite long ago! Did you get the job? Heheh. Well, thanks for supporting my blog anyway! All the best!

    HUIYI: Yeah, it’s cute! You’re in the draw!

    Jeremy: Er… why would you prefer a smaller MB to a larger one??? lol. I’m using a 1MB and very irritated with it because it’s not big enough sometimes. :P

    Leaf: Nice meeting you too. Hope you enjoyed the movie! :) And you’re in the lucky draw!

    heartless: Noted! :)

    Ashtar83: Thanks very much!

    Kim: Alrighty!

    COolfire: Uh… nope. Facebook never give us. Haha. :P Good luck in the draw!

    shin: Okay, you’re in!

    yh: Haha… why call yourself a cheapskate? Anyway, the trouble is, when a company is hot property, they will be less likely to give stuff away cos they don’t need any more publicity, right? :P

    aig: Heheh, okay!

    Clarissa: Hi dear! :) You’re in the draw!

    yhang: Noted :)

    betshopboy: Hahaa. Alright. Thanks for trying! You’re in the next draw!

    Fx: Well, you never know lah. No harm trying, especially when it’s free to try, right? ;)

    dxtehsecks: Huh? Isn’t GRID a racing game? Anyway, noted your entry! :)

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    Oh nu’s I failed in getting Too Human ;_;.

    Oh well, grats to teh guy :D.
    I is want to try for the thumbdrive!
    Thanks :D.

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    Ah, yeah, I understand that! :) Wii does provide that one thing that no other consoles can lay claim to!

    Oh, but if you play drums on hard and expert modes on Rock Band (Xbox 360 and PS3), you will be getting as good a workout as any. :P

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