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Ultra Publications Updates
 

Elegy for a DS, Plus Some Work-Study News 

Well, my DS that I've had since February of 2005 has finally decided to recieve a mortal wound. The right hinge is busted out completely; while it still turns on and all that good stuff, it can only go down hill from here. With all the essential wires to the upper monitor being in the left hinge, this increased ability to move around in wrong ways will insure that it's only a matter of time before it all comes to a very bitter end. Oh well, it's been a full five years of faithful service at this point... and besides, I was looking for a good excuse to justify to myself the purchase of a DS-Lite for quite some time now. Well, my DS, this Code Red's for you... *pour*

Special thanks to Laserkid forced me to take this DS as a gift when I, still angry with the GBC and GBA, was completely refusing to even look at Nintendo's fourth era of handhelds. Otherwise, I would never have discovered the likes of Professor Layton, Phoenix Wright, or the Elite Beat Agents! Now wouldn't that have been a shame for Work-Study?

Anyways, speaking of Work-Study, our newest page is the beginning of a rather lengthy story arc (at least by the standards of Work-Study) that I've been promising for a long time now... I hope you all enjoy it as much as I've been looking forward to it happen.


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The Ultra Publications Revue - Episode 3: Robotech, Crystal Bearers, and More! 

After some unfortunate delays, Episode 3 of the Ultra Publications Revue is finally here! During the course of this episode we take an in depth look into the history, present, and future of the historically significant series known as Robotech; along the way we also discuss the many legal matters, and false starts, the series has faced over the years. Furthermore - for a little bit - we get into a discussion on the recently released Final Fantasy - Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Egad, that's a mouthful), the end result of that discussion it that perhaps the review circuit hasn't been very fair to it. For out next episode we will be having a lengthy talk with an immediate friend of ours that just so happens to be an employee of a company I think you all very familiar with: Nintendo of America. Anyways, due to the issues which caused this episode to become repeatedly delayed, we ask that in the future only people actually capable of making their appointments ask to be guests.

In other news, the voice actor for Lucca in Chrono Trigger Unglued now has an Official Blog hosted on our site. It will be predominantly focused on her many indie voice acting efforts, of which there are great deal many of these days. So, if you liked her work in CTU, then you should definitely check it out.


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The Ultra Publications Podcast, The Revue, Is Here! 

Episodes 1 and 2 of the Ultra Publications weekly Podcast series, "The Revue", are now here. Every week we'll look in on topics - either ones that are of interest to us the hosts, or ones that viewers submit requests for - and more. Furthermore, we are also willing to accept guests for future episodes as well. Do note, the quality of Episode 2 is better than Episode 1; also, this is considered a work in progess and we will make more changes to how we're putting this together in the future as we go along.

Episode 1: In the debut episode we interview the voice of Lucca in the recent Episode 19 of the Flash Series Chrono Trigger Unglued. Also, we delve into just what exactly actually fell the anime dubbing company known as Geneon; here's a shocking hint in that regard, it actually wasn't online piracy.

Episode 2: For our second episode, we cover the wide pantheon of Ultra Publications Projects which don't bear the name CTU on their sleeve; there really is more there than you probably knew about. Secondly, we also delve into the matter of whether or not all the Metroid content that came out after Gunpei Yokoi's death is in line with his original vision; as well as some reasons, regaring the actual authorship of the series, why it might not even matter.


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Turbo (Amazing Online Indie Film), Plus CTU-20 News!!! 

Turbo: The Film

Hard to believe this was done for only 100k, it's actually rather impressive. This 30 minute short film was done as the person's graduation thesis; and - because he wanted to own so that it wouldn't be locked away forever in the school's vault after finishing it - this was made with capital that he had to raise all by himself. After watching the film, I was so impressed that I immediately tossed him the 10 dollar asking price for the DVD.

IN NEWS OF A MORE CTU-RELATED MANNER:

The script for Episode 20 has been completed, and preproduction on it is already under way. Although I can make no promises, especially since such promises always end up proving false, a part of me would like this episode to be out very soon. In particular, I would like it if I get it out before the end of this year. Yes, this is the despite the fact that retail eats up both time and sometimes sanity.


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I, Clovis, Now Have an XBOX-360 

So, I finally got an XBOX-360; thusly, I now have every game system for this generation that didn't come from Sony. I thought about getting one for a long while, but never quite was willing to go forward with the money expenditure. What put me over the top was when Wal-Mart was selling the arcade with a complimentary $100 giftcard; this - when you couple it with the fact I can both use my discount card on the purchase of the system, as well as the purchase of anything I then afterwards got with the gift card - was simply too good of an opportunity to pass up. It's currently hooked up to my HDTV with the exact same multi system component cables as my Wii is, so the lack of component cables in the purchase didn't effect me either. After getting it, I then turned around and used the gift card to both get Fallout 3 for 40 dollars; I also put another 40 down on a Capcom bundle that contained "Devil May Cry 4", "Dead Rising" and "Lost Planet: Colonies Edition". This is now officially the second time I have ever bought a system that wasn't by Nintendo, with the Dreamcast being the first; that I have a Playstation 1 is inconsequential, I only have it because a friend of my literally abandoned it intentionally at my house after he got a Playstation 2.

Don't bother asking for a gamertag; there is no way, due to where I have to put the system, that I'll be going online without a disgustingly overpriced wireless adaptor that I refuse to purchase.


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