It was a very tiring Sunday at the latest convention brought to us by Oh-No Manga. Octo-Con 2, which took place on October 20th this year, has us thrilled with the Taiwanese cosplayer Neneko, the Battle of the Bands, Origami contest, The Gwiyomi dance-off, Vocabattle karaoke contest, and of course, the Cospure! Crazy cosplay competition sponsored by Geolica.
That does not end there. For some artistic entertainment, there is the Indie Island in which some local circles and illustrators gather up for extra merchandise selling, art commissions, and many others. There is also an Art Competition, if you bought the latest Oh-No Manga Anthology Volume 2 at the Oh-No Manga booth for P250, in which there are prizes up for grabs.
Illustrator Lui-san drawn Freesia for us. Did anyone got Fairy Bloom Freesia on Steam?
The fun does not end there yet. There is also a Q & A for Neneko in the middle of the event. Some questions include Filipino food, cosplaying, favorite anime, and what was the atmosphere like in the country.
Pokemon trainer wants to fight! Did anyone got Pokemon X & Y? It’s in stores now!
There is also a free Otaku Asia Anime Magazine #1 up for grabs too! Sooooo many people rushed in to the line when I was about to run to the Otaku Asia booth itself. >_< And I managed to get one just after showing my Octo-Con ticket. I am not going to comment about it. It’s just that there’s WAAAAAY too many people in there.
Captain America meets Deadpool. Is anyone playing Avengers Alliance on Facebook? Season 2 Chapter 2 is out now.
Overall, the event is completely a significant improvement over the last one, as it took place in a bigger venue and that is not as far on where we live. And we were hoping for another one next year.
Anyways, before I close this post, I have finally reached my 100 game 1 credit clear milestone! Proud to have made it this far ever since playing during my childhood up to now, in which I started joining the Shmups Forum in 2010. Most of what I have 1cc’ed include PC shmup games, PC Engine shmups, Game Boy games, and the like. So I am placing my own achievements below in honor of making it this far:
Most Favored Shmup 1ccs: Soldier series and Compile Aleste series
Most Number of Loops Reached in a Game: Nemesis GB (7 loops)
Hardest Looping 1cc: Sonic Sisters (2-ALL)
Counterstops Reached: 4 (Spartan X GB, Super Mario Land, Gunnac, Score Soldier Winter Festival 2004)
Highest Scoring in an Arcade Game: Raiden Fighters 2
Number of No Death Clears: 19
Favorite Game(s) to Play in One Credit: Coryoon, Raiden Fighters 2
Favorite Non-Shmup Game(s) to Play in One Credit: Super Mario Land, Ninja Gaiden (GG)
For those who still don’t know what 1cc and 1lc mean, 1cc means completing the game from start to finish without using extra continues . Credit refers to the arcades where the term first started. Each credit is usually bought with a single coin; while 1lc or no miss clear means completing the game on single credit without losing any lives in the process.