A Brief Chat With Tyson Gifford of Operation Rainfall

  • Tanlaithial

    This shit rocks!

  • juanmelk

    I really hope they keep doing stuff like this for future Nintendo titles.

  • Abbey Spencer

    i want the controls for the two traditional and standard controler with nunchuck
    itll support me choose my b’day present (sept 23rd 2011)

  • Harriett Legler

    I am quite thrilled for each games, but I want to know if the special editions of the two games will be obtainable in NA and for how much.

  • Pizzaboycc

    Thanks for the post.

  • Amie Wolken

    Loved the interview!

  • Great Article! If they put in Limited editions, it may attract more fans as there are gamers that love bonuses such as soundtracks, artbooks and even a steelcase for storing the game! That’s why I’m importing a copy of the limited edition game from Europe for the extras and an Aussie copy for extra support and the backup artbook!

    As an Aussie gamer (and major supporter of Operation Rainfall of Australia), we gamers and fans of RPGs have to show our support by offering them with our money without the need to lead to piracy. I know we can’t get rid of piracy, but we can convince them to buy the physical copy if they have enjoyed their “imported” copy! Even though we didn’t really brought the games here, we have shown Nintendo that we want the Wii to finish off with a bang but not with two or three titles as we want to remember a console having great third party titles! We can’t just let Nintendo make the same mistake last year with their losses again do we? All we did last year is buy Wii points online and downloadable content… Q1-Q3 was nothing in 2011! Even though they may be a hit or a miss, they still can make a profit from the sales rather than no profit or worse, make another loss again!

  • Melisa Klenke

    Really hope Pandora’s Tower makes it stateside.

    • If you want Pandora’s Tower to make it stateside, buy Xenoblade and The Last Story, that way we can increase the chances of seeing Pandora’s Tower be localised stateside!

  • Kelli Shanklin

    1.Brandon acquired a ebook for his birthday and read 76 pages in 4 hours. Later, he go through 85 pages in 5 hours. Does his studying comply with a direction variation? Explain.

    2.Solve 3x > -6 for x.

    x > -18

    x < -2

    x -2

    3.A piece of audio is made up of m measures. If every evaluate has 3 beats, how a lot of somme beats are in the piece of music?


    3 + m

    m divided by 3


    4.Which is an equivalent type of 6/8



    1 1/3


    5.During a dry month, it rained 2 1/3 inches, which is 7 2/3 inches much less than the average. Take Into Account the subtraction equation you would solve for the regular month-to-month rainfall. What operation ought to be done on each sides to solve the equation?

    Add 2 1/3

    Subtract 2 1/3

    Add 7 2/3

    Subtract 7 2/3

  • blarg blarg

    I am writing a paper on the pandora myth, my thesis is on how it symbolizes knowledge. One is when prometheus steals the fire and is punish, and how pandora’s thrist for knowledge led her to opening the jar and dooming mankind. I have been looking for what people like Carl Jung or Joseph Campbell have to say about it but with no luck. Any talk about knowledge in general will be of use. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • Joe T

    Xenoblade Chronicles is coming out the Friday and im one of the many pre-ordering it! I plan on using a Classic Controller with it but while looking at its page on the Gamestop website I noticed a link to the “Classic Controller Pro” which has grips and slightly more buttons. Now im worried that the game will only work with the Classic Controller Pro. Is this true or will I be able to play with the normal classic controller?

  • Motordom

    Like old school FFs, Chrono Trigger/Cross…
    Is it comparable or entirely different? Even so: better; worse; alike… I don’t know. Worth buying?
    Any ideas?
    Thanks 🙂

  • Benihana

    1.Brandon received a book for his birthday and read 76 pages in 4 hours. Later, he read 85 pages in 5 hours. Does his reading follow a direction variation? Explain.

    2.Solve 3x > -6 for x.

    x > -18

    x < -2

    x -2

    3.A piece of music is made up of m measures. If each measure has 3 beats, how many total beats are in the piece of music?


    3 + m

    m divided by 3


    4.Which is an equivalent form of 6/8



    1 1/3


    5.During a dry month, it rained 2 1/3 inches, which is 7 2/3 inches less than the average. Consider the subtraction equation you would solve for the average monthly rainfall. What operation must be done on both sides to solve the equation?

    Add 2 1/3

    Subtract 2 1/3

    Add 7 2/3

    Subtract 7 2/3

  • Adam

    In the summer I can use full hot and cold and my bath is comfortable. In the fall, it takes less hot water and more cold. In the winter it takes more hot water and less cold.

    Why is this?

  • unbleevable39

    How to dress like a hot nerd for a Halloween costume?
    I’ve got a Halloween party soon and I’m planning to dress up as a “hot nerd”.

    What kind of things should I be wearing? And what kind of extra accessories (apart from nerd glasses and a bowtie) could I use?

    Anything creative? Nerdy/hot? 🙂

    thanks in advance!

  • andresumoza


    1. Plants and animals live in:
    (Points : 1)

    available universes.


    spheres of influence.

    2. A geographic area, the plant and animal life that lives there, and the natural processes that sustain them are known as a(n):
    (Points : 1)


    system of operation.

    universal influence.

    3. Arrange the following levels of organization starting from the smallest and going to the largest.

    (Points : 1)
    Answer Potential Matches:
    : 1
    1 : Biosphere

    : 2
    2 : Habitat

    : 3
    3 : Ecosystem

    : 4
    4 : Biome

    4. Imagine that you are an ecologist who must determine whether an entire biome is being threatened by human activity. What might you do to determine this?
    (Points : 1)
    Identify indicator species

    Examine the biome as a 1 x 1 meter grid

    Set up barometers and rain guages

    Measure soil pH

    5. A _____ is defined by types of ecosystems, whereas a _____ is defined by types of weather.
    (Points : 1)
    biome; climate zone

    climate zone; biome

    habitat; biome

    biome; habitat

    6. There are _____ types of biomes.
    (Points : 1)




    7. Match the biome name in column 1 with the description in column 2.

    (Points : 1)
    Answer Potential Matches:
    : Tundra
    1 : Many trees

    : Desert
    2 : Grasses and trees

    : Savannah
    3 : Fewest plants

    : Rain forest
    4 : No trees, cold

    8. Can the middle of a city, with no undeveloped areas, be considered an ecosystem?
    (Points : 1)
    Yes, since a ecosystem is by definition the relationship between people and the environment

    No, because there would only be organisms such as rats that live among people

    No, since a ecosystem is by definition an environment in its natural state

    Yes, if you are studying organisms such as rats that live among people

    9. What is one way in which an ecosystem can affect a culture?
    (Points : 1)
    Cold waters increase the amount of dissolved oxygen.

    Earthquakes cause rocks to move and open up new areas for nesting.

    A lot of rainfall can lead to extensive plant life.

    The types of animals affect the kinds of images and stories in literature.

    10. The _____ people developed a culture that depends on longboats because they live in a chain of islands.
    (Points : 1)




    11. Match the ecosystem element in column 1 to the cultural characteristic it most likely affects in column 2.

    (Points : 1)
    Answer Potential Matches:
    : Hot weather
    1 : Conservation and hospitality

    : Scarce food
    2 : Climbing skills

    : Many lakes
    3 : Use boats for trade

    : Tall trees with fruit
    4 : Scant clothing

    12. Russia is located largely in a _____ biome.
    (Points : 1)




    13. Near your home, most of the changes to the landscape in the past 500 years were probably brought about by:
    (Points : 1)
    global warming.

    plate movement.



    14. Put these ecosystems in order of least biodiversity to most biodiversity.

    (Points : 1)
    Answer Potential Matches:
    : 1
    1 : Northern California redwood forest

    : 2
    2 : Amazon rain forest

    : 3
    3 : Alaskan tundra

    15. Which are ways that humans can lower biodiversity as they interact with the environment?

    Check all that apply.
    Driving cars

    Replacing forests with farms

    Strip-mining hillsides

    Using large amounts of paper

  • Xbox360king

    My friend and I are planning a trip to Santa Barbara and/or San Diego and we want to spend a night or two at a hot springs spa, or at least stay somewhere less expensive and hit a day spa with hot springs. Any suggestions? We’re also heading to San Simeon to see the Hearst Castle . It’s a “girlfriends getaway” to de-stress from our jobs & families! We’re going during winter 2009.

  • supernerd567

    A bath is filled up with hot water, say 42 degrees C. A volume of cold water is added, taking the temperature down to 38 degrees C.

    As a proportion of the water that is already in the bath, how much hot water (42 degrees C) will be needed to bring the whole bath back up to 42 degrees C.

    If you could show your working and explain any laws you are using that would be great.

  • sick_mick_101

    I want to have a hot tub installed in our not-yet-built deck. I want the hot tub edge flush with the deck surface – ie sunken. I want enough space for 7 – 8 adults and I don’t want a noisy system. I can’t enjoy the outdoors when I hear motors whirring!
    What should I know to choose a good hot tub and to have it installed flush with the deck surface? Thanks in advance for your tips/experiences.

  • stingerms

    I can’t even enjoy myself in the shower because the hot water runs out after about 10 minutes, then I’m left there to freeze. I’m used to taking 30 minute hot soothing showers! I just got out of the shower and was only to shave one leg because it got too cold. Does this mean I have a crappy hot water heater or what?

  • Travoiz

    I have been growing a thai ornamental pepper plant for a while and ive picked lots of small peppers (less than an inch big) and dried them. I have under 20. I want to make a mini batch of hot sauce with them but im not sure how..

    They are super hot (50,000+ scolenes) and you can tell just by biting into one (OUCH!).

    So does anyone have any good hot hot recipes for my peppers?

  • Lachlan

    Do you know any game that have huge/open world with great meadows, lakes, mountains etc. Also the genre of these games must be RPG or MMO.

  • sakyue1993

    How many different combinations of hot dogs can I make?
    I make hot dogs. I have 12 different toppings.Including a plain hotdog how many different types of hot dogs can I make?