Due to stress/Spring break coming up, you all know I'm going to West Palm Beach, FL for a week starting next Friday. I will not be able to do any work on the site, as it would require me to do massive...
For those of you who have been waiting: according to Anime on DVD, volume 1 of .hack//Dusk is scheduled for release on May 25th, in both standard ($29.98) and limited ($49.98) editions. The limited edition will include an artbox and the .hack//Dusk soundtrack CD, plus a promotional card from .hack//Enemy.
The Right Stuf has current pre-order prices of $22.49 and $37.49 for the regular and limited editions, respectively. Apparently there's also a larger plush puchiguso available...@_@
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If you're reading this, you're on the new server! All of the Web sites that I host are being moved over to a much better machine, and as one of the largest and busiest, .hack//INFO is the first.
I've tested things fairly thoroughly, and it looks like they're working perfectly, with a definite speed boost. If you see any problems or unusual behavior, just let me know.
Also, the board rules have finally been consolidated into one long but simple document, which I'll be posting shortly. This should make it much easier to read all of the rules, as they're no longer spread about the board in multiple posts.
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Thanks to our friends at http://www.cyberconnect2.jp and OrangeSlice, I have uploaded 499 .hack fan-pics. Please note that all fan-pics are protected by their respected creators. I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE FAN-PICS. By clicking on the link below you understand that if requested to do so, you MUST delete the pics from your hard-drive.
Toycom will be releasing two 6' inch action figures of Mimuru and Subaru from .hack//sign. The figures (pictured below) have a suggested retail price of $11.99 each and due to ship sometime in December. No word if Toycom will bring additional .hack//sign characters to the United States.
Over the past few days, I have learned that .hack//quarantine (the final volume of the games) will indeed be out in February, and that quaratine will have some kind of chat feature, which will be vital to the plot. The chat feature will enable you to send messages to your party members offline or on another server. And of course there will be new weapons to attain and mini-quests. Quarantine will be the the hardest out of the bunch, so be prepared come Feb. 2004! More info will be posted as it becomes available.
As of yesteday, the 5th volume of .hack//sign (uncovered) is available to own on DVD. Hurry up and grab the limited edition DVD package, which includes a CD Collector's Box to hold ALL the .hack//SIGN CD soundtracks. Only 15000 will be produced.
I'm back from my long ass vacation. Otakon was great and I'll have a full report up soon. I also have the Dusk section up. Click Here to access it for now. Also, I got to speak with the head of marketing from Bandai. They told me the official release date for .hack//OUTBREAK (Volume 3) is 9/9/03. Also I spoke with another representitive who was showing off the .hack//ENEMY Trading Card game. That will hit shelves in October. I'll have a full report on these items shortly. Well That's all folks. Ja Ne
Hyo! I added a new item to the http://web.archive.org/web/20030811124953/http://aura.fragism.com/main.php?hack=wp.htmlwallpapers section. Please be sure to check it out . Working on a new splash page. I'll hopefully have it done before I leave for Otakon Thursday. Well that's all for now.
Well, I had a mini vacation this weekend and I'm leaving on the 8th-10th for Otakon, so that's the reason for lack of updates recently . I just added //epitathal to the Affliates. Check them out, they're really comming along nicely. I'm gonna work on updating a section soon too. If anyone knows of a good Image/Media server that I can use, please contact me by leaving a comment or e-mail. Well that's all for now. Ja Ne!
Well we updated the BBS Actually we moved them. Sorry if you're upset about losing all your posts but don't worry just as soon as I figure out a way, I'll put you back where you were . Well get posting!
Well we finally got 3.0 up! Yay. I added .hack//SIGN Character Profiles and also added Mai to the Staff Page. I also added two new Affiliates. Awakening: An Aura Shrine and Mirage of Deceit. Both excellent sites. More on the way. Leave a comment on the new layout! Ja Ne!
Woo, new server that has fusion news. No more annoying news.txt . We will be getting version 3.0 up soon, and more updates so please stay tuned folks. Good work Mimiru!. Also, lets give a shout out to the peeps in the BBS. Keep posting! Ja Ne!