Dandy classic: Western games on the Japanese annual sales charts

We who have read game news sites or found our ways onto game forums, keep hearing about a number of doomsays. According to the general consensus that roamed in the West a few years ago, home consoles no longer exist in Japan, mobile games are eating their minds, and their downtown apartments are too small to hold a TV bench of any decent size. You also very rarely see games without Japanese names on the weekly Top 10 sales lists.

But Western games are notcompletely non-existent there. It’s just extremely few Western franchises who has done it Big in Japan, which as you can imagine, is infinitely easier for rock artists than for video game producers, and only a handful of Western game series has accomplished this feat. In the Tour de France bicycle race, a white jersey is given to the best overall rider who is below age 25, which is a range of cyclists who rarely contend the yellow and red-dotted jerseys. So I say, let us make something similar… but for Western games in Japan, who find themselves at a heavy disadvantage. We will start at 2002. Continue reading “Dandy classic: Western games on the Japanese annual sales charts”

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Dandy classic: Western games on the Japanese annual sales charts

Dandy classic: How to add old TrackMania themes to the newer games

So you liked the music tracks in TrackMania Original, and/or the vocal music in TrackMania Sunrise. Perhaps you got used to TrackMania United’s music after a while, but want to relive those glorious©©™© early 2000′s days? Then this will be your ticket to the heavens.

This method requires at a minimum, 1 copy of any TrackMania game out there except for the Nintendo and Turbo games, and 1 copy of any TrackMania game from United onwards. If you’re using TrackMania Original, you will also need Audacity. Since the guide makes use of bought copies of both games, it is believed not to encourage piracy. Let’s dive into the guide, shall we?

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Dandy classic: How to add old TrackMania themes to the newer games

Online requirements on Sony and Nintendo consoles

When Xbox One was announced back in the days, people were absolutely furious about the “always online” propositions that were done at its announcement. I can largely see two reasons why people were furious.

  1. “What about when the sewer construction in my neighbourhood cuts the Internet for an hour?”
  2. “What about when I’m at the mountain cottage, which I paid far too much money for in the first place?”

A large number of people were thankful when Microsoft retracted these some weeks later. But that’s not to say that any gaming consoles these days can be permanently placed at a remote cottage with no internet. Since I have or had owned a large number of Nintendo and Sony consoles over the years, it’s time to summarise what I know about the internet demands of those consoles, for your benefits and decisions!

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Online requirements on Sony and Nintendo consoles

Nintendo 3DS: One way to solve error 003-2001 and 003-2101

Difficulty level: Medium-Low. — Dialogue level: Medium-High. Last edited substantially on the 25th of January 2016.

The tales of the internet are full of stories about Nintendo 3DS users who simply cannot connect to the internet with any regularity, getting the errors 003-2001 and 003-2101 on almost every attempt. These errors attempt to tell you that it could be a signal environment interference or a DNS problem. I do not claim to have the one and only ultimate solution, but it helped me, so surely this would have to help someone else out there who have the same problem.

In my case, it was the former, but not in a way that I expected it to be. It turned out that my router and my range extender were in a serious clinch with each other, preventing both of them from getting a consistent online access. And for me, it was as easy as just pulling the electricity plug out of the range extender, but for an only slightly more detailed list of things to do, read on further, after this break!

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Nintendo 3DS: One way to solve error 003-2001 and 003-2101