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< Piro >

that other site...

"small problems"

Friday - October 22, 2004

[Piro] - 19:39:00 - [link here]

Just a quick and important announcement regarding Canadian and International customers for the MegaGear store:

A few weeks ago we enabled taking orders from Canada and have sent off many packages to fans up north. Unfortunately, what we have been seeing is that some customers have been charged exorbinant brokerage fees by UPS - wide ranging fees for essentially the same service. We think that this is not acceptable, and we feel that we must find a better solution. So, for that reason, we are going to disable Canadian orders until we resolve this issue, which will probably involve shipping thru other carriers.

International shipping will always have some fees and extras associated with it - we can't control what your country my add to the cost of a shipment by way of tariffs or taxes. What isn't fair is unreasonable brokerage fees, and this can be changed, by using different carriers.

If you are one of the many Canadian customers that have ordered from our store, first i would like to say thank you, and i would like to apologize for any unreasonable fees you may have had to pay to get your stuff. I think that in the process of solving this, it will get us a step closer to being able to ship worldwide in the near future. Thank you so much for your patience.

< Dom >

Holy crap

"Bloody hell"

Wednesday - October 20, 2004

[Dom] - 10:30:00 - [link here]

Edit 10-20-2004: SWEET MOTHER OF CRAP, they did it. That's nuts. People will be talking about this for generations.

I'm going to preface this by saying that I am neither a Red Sox fan nor a Yankees fan. I dislike any time anyone talks about the overhyped curse, and dislike the fact that those two teams have payrolls higher than the GNP of several nations.

But Curt Schilling going out there with sutures to keep his ankle tendon in place? With his foot actually bleeding every time he pushed off the mound?

That's crazy. That's stone-cold, frothing, babbling, get that man a straitjacket crazy.

Wow. Just wow.

I would feel amiss if I didn't point out that the American version of Taiko no Tatsujin comes out next week. It's called Taiko Drum Master in the US, and the song list for the amusing little drum game is as follows:

Licensed Rock/Pop: ABC; American Girls; Are You Gonna Be My Girl; Bowlingfor Soup - Jimmy Neutron Theme; Girls & Boys; I'm A Believer;Killer Queen; Lady Marmalade; Love Shack; Material Girl; My Sharona; Rockthe Dragon (Dragonball Z Theme); Slide; That's The Way (I Like It);The Impression That I Get; Toxic; Tubthumping; Walking On Sunshine

Classical: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Carmen Prelude; Foster's Medley;Hungarian Dances No. 5; Symphony No. 25 in G Minor; William Tell Overture

Namco Original: Don Rangers; Dragon Spirit; Katamari on the Rocks; RidgeRacer; Soul Calibur II Brave Sword, Braver Soul; Taiko March; The Genjiand the Heike Clans

Even though I'm afraid that Lady Marmalade is more than likely the crappy Moulin Rouge version and not the REAL one, and that Rock the Dragon is a deal breaker, I still like the quirky gameplay of the drum game. So check it out, if you weren't already planning to. Maybe it'll surprise you like Katamari Damashii (Katamari Damacy, same thing) did.

Starship Operators
So according to the December issue of Dengeki Daiou--which, if you're wondering, has hosted Gunslinger Girl, Azumanga Daiou, and Sekihiko Inui's Comic Party--Mizuno Ryou's Starship Operators is going to be animated.

You may know Mizuno Ryou as the writer for Mahou Senshi Riui/Louie the Rune Soldier or the Legend of Crystania. If not, you more than likely know him as the writer of the Record of Lodoss War. Which makes it interesting that he's been doing Starship Operators, a science fiction series. I haven't been able to keep up on the Starship Operators short stories, given that they've been running in Dengeki Animation magazine, which I hadn't heard of until a few minutes ago. But given Mizuno Ryou's track record, I think I'll give Starship Operators a go when it comes out...

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