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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2015, 10:05:16 AM »
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I changed it but they still appear small to me. When I click on the link on your post the image appears small, too. This may be related to my browser, though (Firefox).   

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2015, 10:56:27 AM »
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I changed it but they still appear small to me. When I click on the link on your post the image appears small, too. This may be related to my browser, though (Firefox).

That's not cool... I'm thinking of a way to host these images only in big size, so it'll show up big in any browser. What do you say we open an IMGUR account to host these pictures forever in big size, and use the links from the uploaded images from there instead?
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« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2015, 12:38:41 AM »
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@plot: That's a good idea or maybe open a google site?

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2015, 06:53:08 AM »
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Hi Nagumo/ All, I just found something of interest while sorting out a comic collection which was more than long overdue.

There's a single page dedicated to Konami games on the last page of this issue of New Mutants #87.

Interestingly enough the advertisement is for The Castlevania Adventure for Gameboy, yet it mentions that this is "Simon Belmont's third quest". I'm not entirely certain on why this is so, but I have a feeling that it was just marketing tactics as the western audiences already knew Simon Belmont. I also note that the Castlevania manual in the US version is very basic and makes no mention whatsoever of the legend of "Christopher Belmont" as does the Japanese manual. May be there's a correlation, maybe not. The image is attached.
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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2015, 12:19:14 PM »
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That's not cool... I'm thinking of a way to host these images only in big size, so it'll show up big in any browser. What do you say we open an IMGUR account to host these pictures forever in big size, and use the links from the uploaded images from there instead?

That sounds like a great idea. I'll look into it sometime this week.

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Thank you for your contribution! I'll make to sure to add the image after I created the IMGUR account.

Also, it's time for another update. The first one is very interesting, I think. It's a topic for 2ch about Castlevania in which a staff member from Castlevania 3 answered a couple of questions about the game. The information he provided was consistent with the information given in an interview with the director of SCIV done a couple of years later (the fact that H. Akamatsu was also involved with the original Castlevania, which wasn't known before). Further I also added various IGA interviews from 1UP (Portrait of Ruin and one about various other topics), IGN (Order of Ecclesia), and Gamasutra (various).   

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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2015, 01:10:11 PM »
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Also, it's time for another update. The first one is very interesting, I think. It's a topic for 2ch about Castlevania in which a staff member from Castlevania 3 answered a couple of questions about the game. The information he provided was consistent with the information given in an interview with the director of SCIV done a couple of years later (the fact that H. Akamatsu was also involved with the original Castlevania, which wasn't known before).

Is that the one that pretty much confirms Trevor's middle name to be "Christopher"?
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« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2015, 02:23:00 AM »
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One more interview for you Nagumo. I was writing about the candles being the souls of dead people for Umbra when I remembered where this information came from:

http://www.wired.com/2007/10/interview-iga-t/
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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2015, 03:55:34 AM »
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Is that the one that pretty much confirms Trevor's middle name to be "Christopher"?

Right. I forgot to add that part to my post.  :P

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2015, 07:40:10 AM »
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Alright, I uploaded the images that were causing problems to IMGUR, so the scans should be readable now. I also added zangetsu and plottwist's contributions. I added three more article to round out the update. They are all for the period 2006 so lots of talk about a Castlevania on the Wii/PSP and the movie. Nothing too fancy. They are "TGS 2006: At the End with Koji Igarashi" (listed under PoR), "Koji Igarashi Interview: More Online Castlevania Coming", and "Kikizo IGA and Yamane Video Interview" (miscellaneous). As the name implies, the last one is a video interview, which brings me to another point. I think we should also try and preserve video content, but it's more difficult because I don't they they are recoverable through the Internet Archive once they the pages they appeared on are taken down. Unfortunately, that means some interviews with IGA are now lost. Does anyone know how we could try and preserve these video's? 

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« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2015, 07:52:18 AM »
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Do you mean preserving the ones you already have? I'd just upload them to Youtube. I'd also keep duplicates on a private list there too as a backup, just in case they get taken down but so they're not lost forever.

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« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2015, 01:50:50 PM »
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Do you mean preserving the ones you already have? I'd just upload them to Youtube. I'd also keep duplicates on a private list there too as a backup, just in case they get taken down but so they're not lost forever.

This.

We could open up an Youtube channel and have all videos listed as private so nobody could take them down. Then have then only be linked through your list.
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« Reply #41 on: December 29, 2015, 11:28:14 PM »
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Thanks for that Nagumo. :)
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« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2016, 08:18:56 AM »
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It's a minor detail, but any suggestions for the name of the channel?

New update:

  • TGS 2000Castlevania: Circle of the Moon Hands-On
  • G Wie Gorilla Interview with Koji Igarashi & Michiru Yamane (miscellaneous)
  • Whip Smart: Konami's Koji Igarashi On Mastering Castlevania (miscellaneous)
  • KGD 07: The Next Castlevania Chapter Revealed - The Koji Igarashi Interview (DXC)
  • Castlevania: the mega-interview (DXC)

The Circle of the Moon hands-on is short but interestingly enough mentions Hugh was playable in the TGS demo. I would be interested in seeing a video of that.

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« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2016, 08:51:17 AM »
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It's a minor detail, but any suggestions for the name of the channel?

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Re: Castlevania interview/article database
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2016, 07:36:42 AM »
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New update (one day overdue!)

  • Castlevania going next-gen (miscellaneous)
  • TGS2005 - Koji Igarashi (miscellaneous)
  • Castlevania: Order of Shadows Q&A
  • Konami Guide IGA/Takashi Takeda/Yamane interview
  • Dengeki GAMES IGA interview (miscellaneous)

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