May 23, 2013 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

Exciting? Probably not when you see the price tag on these haha… So for around two weeks we have seen the new Lv.4 Clubs available but you cannot access or use them. Last week we thought they would release it but nope, nothing… This week it has been added to the PlayStation Store and the news released on the Player’s Information Site.

Each Club costs 300 JPY. So a Lv.4 set of one brand is 500 JPY at the moment… With no special discounts and potential bundles on the horizon, will people pay for all the gear available? Can you guys imagine what will happen when Lv.5 is out? 😛

Those wondering about Gear Cross-buy, as I have pointed out in previous posts that these are indeed cross-buy download contents and you can use the item on your PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as long as you go to you download list to download it on the device that you didn’t use to purchase it.

Source: 追加コンテンツ配信のお知らせ:ギア(PS3®/PS Vita両対応)

May 7, 2013 · Type: Shihiko Event · Shihiko

As some of you may know, I have a decent arsenal of equipment when it comes to game capturing. During the earlier days when I first got a HD Capture device my friend mentioned that maybe I should do streaming with it… I never tried because I thought it was a waste of resources and time. Fast forward a few years, I have more equipment and the bandwidth to do it some what decent. There are many streamers for other games out there and there are also streamers for Minna no Golf in Japan.

Though Minna no Golf is not the only game I play, there is a niche where no one else is streaming it well… Since Minna no Golf 6 is not satisfying enough for me in terms of fun, I thought maybe things like playing with PlayStation Move or Streaming may improve the enjoyment of the game over all. So I have started a new site, for now it is located at Shihiko.me and if it works out well I will probably change the site. Shihiko.me was a domain I had purchased for no real reason other than it was cheap at the time.

Why didn’t I just stream to this website? Well I would have to mess with the files already available here at this site… If I then decide that it isn’t something I want to continue to do or lack of interest it is easier to shut down one site than to take apart this site.

If you would like to participate in the stream, or have suggestions and ideas for things to do to improve entertainment value or would like to be featured on the stream head over there and sign up. The current back end for the stream is using Twitch.tv so if you already have an account there feel free to follow the stream at Twitch.tv.

Live Stream: Shihiko Channel

Twitch: Twitch.tv Shihiko

May 4, 2013 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

Starting next week 7th of  May on Tuesday, the Daily Tournaments will be featuring Northern Fox Country Club Course.

It is currently Golden Week in Japan which is a weeks worth of holiday for some… Meaning those who have time should spend it working on Northern Fox and working out those holes that are tough to deal with.

If you don’t yet have the course to participate in the daily, players will have to purchase Northern Fox C.C. from the PlayStation Store in order for it to be available next week.

April 18, 2013 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

From Ryugagotoku/Yakuza series by SEGA comes Kiryuu Kazuma… I don’t have a PlayStation with me at the moment to check any thing indepth. Not that I am excited to do so either…

New Character Kazuma costs 500 JPY which you receive:

  • Kazuma Player Character
  • Kazuma Lobby Character

Kazuma’s Details

Status
Power B
Control B
Impact D
Spin B
Side Spin C
Attributes Bunker+
Character Data
Age 44
Height 184cm
Weight 88kg
Nationality Japan
Likes Family and Friends
Dislikes Illogical Things

 

April 16, 2013 · Type: Shihiko Event · Shihiko

Since I was able to restore some of the data I lost from the wipe, I am considering to stream golfing sessions in the future… I’m not sure what people think of this, but if you like the idea or have any suggestions to improve how it works.. Let’s hear it.

April 11, 2013 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

Northern Fox and Kitten/Kat has been added to the PSN Store. If you already own these on the PSVita they are available for a lower price but you need to purchase it again. If you have yet to purchase it they are available also has a combo so you can buy both PSV and PS3 together.

So I have had a look at it closely. Looks like the costs seem a bit ridiculous and there might not be a point to purchasing any of it other than the course, big air ball and Kitten/Kat set. All content and prices for PS3 and PSVita.

Download Contents Cost as follows:

  • Northern Fox Course: 700 JPY [350 JPY if you own the PSVita DLC]
  • Kitten/Kat Character: 500 JPY [250 JPY if you own the PSVita DLC]
  • Kitten/Kat Costume: 400 JPY
  • Kitten/Kat Costume Set: 600 JPY
  • Beginners Ball Lv.4: 200 JPY
  • Big Air Ball Lv.4: 200 JPY
  • Pin Hole Ball Lv.4: 200 JPY
  • Turbo Spin Lv.4: 200 JPY
  • Infinity Ball Lv.4: 200 JPY
  • Straight Ball Lv.4: 200 JPY

I would like to point out that it seems really dodgy of them to do it like this. For example the players who have already purchased Kitten/Kat are actually unable to purchase the Costume Set for 600 JPY and instead will have to pay 650 JPY to get the set. Resulting in a larger investment from their initial purchase of the content in the first place. Secondly, rather than giving us Lv.4 Ball and Club we are getting just a ball for 200 JPY each… Other than Big Air Ball, the others hardly make any difference since the game’s balance is pretty bad for all the other stats.

If you’re playing Minna no Golf 6 just for fun and plan to get the English PS3 version, you should probably only invest in Northern Fox course, Kitten/Kat and Big Air Ball… The rest would just waste your money and not really help you compete.

Also it seems the game is heading in a pretty bad direction, apart from balance issues the Asia version of the game still has no downloadable content released for it. It’s also not good if this site telling people not to buy stuff to support the game… I would have considered spending 1000 JPY for all the balls as a package, but not 200 JPY per ball. I think if they had done that it would have been easier to sell. If you can hold out long enough I bet they will offer some special downloadable content for both the Lv.4 Ball and Lv.4 Clubs that they are probably going to release later down. Note that due to balance changes the gear’s effectiveness may change: Lv.5 Gear maybe released.

Source: 追加コンテンツ配信のお知らせ

April 9, 2013 · Type: Hotshots Golf Event · Shihiko

Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection (PS3) which is the downloadable version of the PS3 title is on sale with a 64% Discount for PS Plus members (Regular Price: $24.99; PSN Sale Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $8.99).

I’m not sure how long the servers will be running for those games since in a couple of months or so, they will be bringing in the next version on PS3. It’s still a great deal if you either haven’t played the game or don’t care about Online or sold your physical copy awhile back but still enjoyed the game.

April 8, 2013 · Type: Shihiko Event · Shihiko

Looks like you only needed to participate in 3 or more days to receive the three Famitsu Ranger masks. Green, Pink and Red… Different to Minna no Golf 5 where we received Blue, White and Black.

April 4, 2013 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

The quick fix is 13MB and handles the bug that plagues Tornado cup freezing clients and systems on certain holes.

April 1, 2013 · Type: News Event · Shihiko

While playing the game there are some holes that Freeze the console and game. This bug has been verified and the developers are working to have this fixed as soon as possible.

Guess that rules out trying to enjoy Tornado Cup too much… Imagine you rolled it in Slot Mode then get frozen because you happen to be on the hole it freezes on.

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  • Adler311 : Hello everyone, i don't find any infos about Grade Tournaments (G0...) for the New Golf. Will this be included or not? for me, this is an important feature of the Hot Shots (Everybody) Golf series.... best regards Adler311
  • Shihiko : Oh oops... haha sorry I kind of only did the broadcast and then forgot to write an article. oh well two more weeks.
  • BGunner : When's the first impressions of the Beta post? Soon? 😉
  • Shihiko : Hmm...
  • kdoll08 : Sure I could send the files to you. I don't know your email address anymore. Or follow me on Twitter and I could dm you
  • Shihiko : Could I get a copy of the original file?
  • Shihiko : I haven't logged in here since I last posted something...
  • Shihiko : At this rate, this better be on the PS4 Neo... :/ I guess you want me to write up a translation?
  • kdoll08 : «link»
  • kdoll08 : here is the link
  • kdoll08 : Hey Shihiko I have some screens from famitsu on the new game. I posted them at hotshotsgolf.com but none of us can translate them. Anyway you can take a look?
  • stormy : Also if anyone knows how to use characters with a natural draw or fade, help me out... You can message me on my PSN: Uiabird
  • stormy : And by the way I saw they added level six gear on HSG WI... I'll just relearn HSG Fore!... Darn DLC ruins everything!
  • stormy : That looks ok, save for evereyone being on the course at once... Seems like a frat party
  • Darkstar : I don't know if you still check this, Shihiko, but more info on the new HSG game today: «link» (along with an english trailer)
  • stormy : I actually beat it though, getting the credits was enough for me in WI so I ain't mad.
  • stormy : Been a bit since I posted here ha ha. I'm actually back to playing HSG Fore! because I am burnt out with HSG: WI. I accidentally cleared my original save data and don't feel like starting over ha ha.
  • kdoll08 : «link»
  • kdoll08 : Hey apparently the new game is going to be playable at PSX in December in San Fran. Here's the link if anyone is going.
  • pompom : «link»
  • pompom : * to roam
  • pompom : not too much to see, but it looks nice. glad they allow you toroam around again
  • Shihiko : It's been just over a year between my new post and last post...
  • Kodakliv : Wow still no information? Didn't they say new information this Spring?
  • Kodakliv : I do wonder when they will show off the PS4 HSG game? Maybe at E3?

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