Goodbye Lik-Sang...

Lik-sang.com is going out of business after several lawsuits by Sony. Lik-sang is one of the, if not the only, best resource for import games. Their products are reasonable priced considering how much it costs for us to get import games and consoles. The closing of Lik-sang not only hurts the huge number of customers it had, but will also cut down sales for merchants.

There are countless numbers of pages voicing the utter disappointment of many lik-sang customers -- many of them express no interest in purchasing the upcoming Playstation 3 because of this. One should note that Lik-sang.com is, as far as I know, the only place took online pre-order for the Playstation 3 open for months on end. The one question that sure to be on many minds is, "Where will I get my imports now?" Lik-sang was the number one resource for those outside of Japan to be able to play original Japanese games.


PS3 Blues

Ever since word of the next generation console, the Sony Playstation 3, was in the works, I have been fanatic. I just have to have this beautiful piece of 60GB technology in my room. I didn't have much worries in getting my hands on one of those babies, but with only 18 more days till its tentative release, I still do not have a solid guarantee that I'll have the PS3.

I'm starting to get really worried. I tried the in-store presale, but with only about 6 reservations available per store in the U.S., I had no such luck. Those suckers went quickly. My only hope is to preorder online, but circumstances have not made that luxury available just yet. I am eyeing a bunch of stores and my itchy finger is ready to click "buy" (or "preorder" if you're a stickler for details). If it comes to having to stand in line before the sun shows up, I'm afraid I won't be holding that PS3 in my hands.

Am I willing to spend $1000 to make sure I get my PS3? I think $599 is a perfect price for the 60GB PS3, but if it comes down to spending more than that, without including games, can I afford to do so at the expense of other things the money should be going to? Only time will till, I guess. Patience is a virtue I have yet to attain. Ah....the PS3 blues are really bogging me down.


Speed Grapher Vol. 3

This steamy volume continues the high adrenaline of "Speed Grapher." Filled with lies and deception, everyone seems to be caught in some scheme and at the end of the volume, we find out who truly has the upper hand. With its twists and turns, Saiga finally confronts Suitengu, and the truth is ultimately revealed...a blood fight ensues and for the first time, we get a glimpse of Suitengu's powers. Kagura and Saiga have been separated and are being held captive, and another euphorian is on the attack. This volume leaves you wanting more...but we'll have to wait till Volume 4 comes out (set to be released on November 18, 2006).