Just thought I'd post to say I haven't gone missing again. I have been doing some work on the site, this time behind the scenes. I'm currently working on upgrading to the latest version of PHP Fusion, which should benefit everyone with some nice new features. There will be some other nice changes that everyone should like, so stay tuned for more info.
I'd say it's halfway ready, and I'll be doing more work on it tomorrow... stay tuned! :)
My bad! I kind of forgot to renew the domain name for NGFL as well as the domain for Enchanted Elysia so over the past week both sites have a had a little downtime. I awoke from a post Halloween party hangover of epic proportions to find the site was down. It did take a couple of hours for it to come back on so I do apologise if you couldn't get on for a while.
I did this once before and forgot to renew the domain... so it's yet more proof that Kaz = stupid! :)
SNK Japan have released the following statement saying that they have appointed a new company president, who replaces he outgoing president Koichi Toyama:
"To Whom It May Concern; Date: Osaka 30th October 2008
I am pleased to inform you that as of today SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION Board of Directors has appointed me, Soichiro Hosoya, as President.
I would like to emphasize that I will focus on continuing business development in order to surpass all expectations.
As you know SNK has strong Intellectual Properties that will continue to be used in the Pachinko-Slot machine business and Video Game business. In addition, SNK will ramp up all current projects for the new growing stage and I promise to do my best with vigorous dedication.
I have appointed the following Director Board Members.
Thank you very much for your support for SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION."
Interesting. I wonder if "ramping up" means we will see the rumoured Metal Slug HD a little sooner, and also what other projects there are on that we don't yet know about? I'd love to see a continuation of certain series (Last Blade & MotW are the obvious ones of course), although heaven knows if that will ever happen. What I would also like to see however is a fresh new series. Judging from everything we have seen of KOF XII so far they do have people onboard that are capable and talented enough to give us the games we want, that's for sure.
Still... bring on KOF XII for the home consoles I say! May be a while yet but I still cannot wait!
I have just installed the newest version of flash chat that is available. I have been thinking of trying other chat clients that are around and possibly even going to another IRC client as the flash chat has been a bit slow and unreliable at times, but I want to give it another try with the new version. It may or may not work better but it's definitely worth a try.
I'll try and idle around in the chat whenever I am online, so pop in and have a chat if you see myself or any other members in there. You can check by looking at the panel on the left! I would appreciate peoples feedback with regards to speed and reliability, especially if you have had problems with it before!
Finally, it's time to have a Neo Geo Pocket game as our game of the week! I was tempted to do Last Blade, but seeing as we haven't covered either Last Blade for the Neo Geo yet, I thought it was better to do this other classic game first!
If ever there was a game that needed to be covered in the Game of the Week it was this one. Truly a classic and still plays great now; I still dust off my NGPC for a game or two every now and then. I just wish I knew someone around here that still had a NGPC so I could play someone on it!
Head over to the discussion thread to talk about it!
Further to the post below, I would just like to mention that we will be holding a chat meeting this Sunday at 6PM onwards (UK time). I will be in there from that time (perhaps a little earlier) and all members are welcome to join in (if you aren't registered then what are you waiting for?). If you are not in the UK then check the difference in time zone, but 6PM onwards is going to be early afternoon/late morning for many US visitors and seeing as we'll hopefully be in their for a while most people should be able to jump in and chat at some point if they want to.
There's no particular topic of conversation this Sunday but it's likely to be the usual mix of Neo Geo and SNK talk with a little added madness from certain members (myself included!). It will just be good to get the chat room going seeing as it's not been used much lately, and I'm sure if anyone wants a few rounds in a game using GGPO or even Xbox Live (SS2 anyone???) we'll be able to do that. I'm up for a game or two anyway that's for sure! Hope to see you all there, hopefully there will be a reasonable turnout!
I'm going to try and not comment about how late this is, or how Twinkle Star Sprites turned into more of a game of the last 4 months rather than a week. I'll just say that a new one is here and normal service will now be resumed.. and I will stop being stupid! ;) A new one will be posted very Sunday once more... please leave a comment on this news post if you would like to suggest what we should use for the next one!
People suggested this game a while back. It's a good fun game although it is extremely cutesy and dated so it's perhaps not to everyones tastes. If you have played the game before, head to the GotW thread to post your thoughts on the game and discuss it with other members, and if you haven't played it checked the thread for a variety of media for the game and go give it a try!
I am thinking about doing a chat meet next week, seeing as the chatroom is not used as often as it was before. I'll post details here asap, but it will most likely be a week from today (Sunday 26th).
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