Saturday, May 24, 2008

Nine Over Ten 9/10 is SHIFTING!

Hey everybody, Nine Over Ten 9/10 is shifting from nineoverten.blogspot.com to it's own domain and hosting plan at www.nineoverten.com. I would appreciate if you can update your blogrolls and do drop me a line if I have not included your blog at my blogroll over at the new site. Thanks!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Where to donate for the Sichuan earthquake relief efforts.

I found a whole bunch of links that you can go to if you are interested in donating to help the relief efforts for the aftermath of the 12th May Sichuan earthquake which has already killed more than 51,000 people.

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders):Red Cross:
International Donation SiteInternational
MSF Hong KongHong Kong
MSF AustraliaAustralia
MSF JapanJapan
MSF USAUSA

I taken the list of links from Play-Asia's on-going donation/awareness campaign at http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-47yl-3-sichuan-49-en.html. So have a heart, donate and keep the earthquake victims in prayer.

David Cook Wins, and Videos of His Best Performances

This year's American Idol has finally come to an end. No more rushing home on Wednesday and Thursday evenings to catch the repeat telecast of shows. LOL. This time around, my favourite singer actually won the competition. Lets give it up for David Cook!

Despite being out-sang by the other David (Archuleta) during the final night, he managed to pull in a whopping 56% of the total 97.5 million votes cast. My take on young Archuleta: he has a very nice voice, but I think people would tire at hearing the boring ballads he belts out on almost every show.

David Cook on the other hand has shown major versatility and an uncanny ability of making a song his own, much like last year's runner up (and sadly, current record flop) Blake Lewis. Here are some of David Cook's best performances on American Idol:
  1. Arguably his best performance in American Idol, Lionel Richie's Hello was taken to "rocky" heights:



  2. "One shouldn't abuse a Mariah Carey song, especially in this manner". That was the comment I got from a friend on David Cook's version of Always Be My Baby. I thought it was pretty nice:



  3. A Michael Jackson favourite of mine, and a version done by Chris Cornell. I was pleasantly surprised at Billie Jean sounding the way David Cook sang it. It rocked. A lot. Can he do Dirty Diana as well? Pretty please?



  4. I bet that many people were suprised or were just simply in awe of David Cook's performance, singing Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords - A Short Review

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If there's a game on the Nintendo DS that can (and will) make you miss your baths and is the epitome of the "just-one-more-turn" addiction normally found turned-based games on the PC, that game would be Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords.


Puzzle Quest plays a little bit like one of those Heroes of Might and Magic games on the PC. There's the game-world map whereby the hero moves around and there's also the hero's starting location, a city which can be upgraded with player-specific buildings.

The similarities with the HoMM end at combat. While there's also experience to be earned from combat, actual combat takes place as a Bejeweled game between the player and the AI. Where else can you say that you got pwned by a giant vampire bat in a game of Bejeweled?

Being an old title, Puzzle Quest would probably have dozens of reviews to its name, each would also be probably recommend that you get it. My sentiments exactly, having played the game. I got this game as a used copy a couple of weeks ago with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for a paltry RM 90 or USD 28 for both!

If you need to get a new copy, the US version is available at Play-Asia for USD 24.90 (click here) whereas the Japanese import version, Simple DS Series Vol. 23: The Puzzle Quest: Agaria no Kishi (quite a mouthful) is also available at a cheaper price of USD 19.90 (click here).

P/S: Both titles are at bargain prices.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bleach DS: The Blade of Fate (Eng. version) for Cheap!

This is nice. Not only the Japanese version of Bleach: The Blade of Fate is selling for a discount, the English version is now being sold at a bargain price of USD 29.90 at Play-Asia. Click here for further details.

The King Lives in Elvis Presley Be@rbricks By Medicom Toys

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The King Lives! Albeit in Be@rbrick form. Medicom Toys has released the Elvis Presley Be@rbrick figure in 100% and 400% sizes.


These official Be@rbrick figures measure 60mm and 27 centimeters(!) for the 100% and 400% sizes respectively. Here are some photos on how these collector items look like:


Play-Asia is currently selling both figurines, click here for purchase details for the Elvis Presley Be@rbrick 100% and here for the Elvis Presley Be@rbrick 400%.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bleach DS Titles at Bargain Prices

For the latest highlights on bargains and discounts for the Nintendo DS, head over to the brand new www.nineoverten.com.

Hmm. This is the 666th post in my blog. Pretty freaky. :) Anyways, value-priced versions (read: cheap, bargain bin) of two Bleach titles for the Nintendo DS went on sale today.


Bleach DS: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei (Best Version) (a.k.a Bleach: The Blade of Fate) and Bleach DS 2nd: Kokui Hirameku Chinkon Uta (Best Version) (a.k.a Bleach: Dark Souls) are selling for USD 29.90 each.

Pretty good value for money eh? Interested? Click here to purchase Bleach DS: Souten ni Kakeru Unmei (Best Version) (a.k.a Bleach: The Blade of Fate) and here for Bleach DS 2nd: Kokui Hirameku Chinkon Uta (Best Version) (a.k.a Bleach: Dark Souls)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Video of Myst DS' First Couple of Minutes

The old pixel hunt for the PC known as Myst is now available on the Nintendo DS. How does pixel hunting on gorgeous 3D "screenshots", previously done on PC screens (it's no secret that id Software hates Myst, many moons ago) translate onto the DS? Here's a video of the first couple of minutes of Myst DS:

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

New Twitter Background

Like my new Twitter background design? Yeah well... I like it too :)


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