Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Manga of the Week: Black Lagoon

The story of Black Lagoon is definitely one of the more entertaining ones that I’ve had the opportunity to watch in recent years and it goes perfectly with the genre. Even from the start you can tell that Rock has more to him than what you might expect, it is pretty obvious when he recommends that the crew take out a helicopter with a torpedo by getting the ship airborne that he might just be meant for the world of crazy pirates and Revy has some of the best lines in the series, fitting perfectly with her badass attitude. There is a whole lot of gun fighting, blood and foul language, but that is what you should expect from a series like “Black Lagoon” and without it I don’t think the series would be the same, or as fun to watch. All-in-all “Black Lagoon” is vulgar, violent and full of crotch shots, but all of that is probably what makes it so addictive. Along with an entertaining story the series is filled with characters that you love to hate and bad guys that you just can’t help but love. If you’re a fan of anime like Deadman Wonderland and Hellsing Ultimate then there is no way that you should pass up on Black Lagoon.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Must… get… home… to patch xD

We all know the drill. Players and gamers alike know that fleeting feeling, that happy surge around your whole body when a new patch or game is coming out. We get giddy, get excited and sometimes squeal with delight *cough*. Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Praise the Gods when it’s finally out. We all rush to buy it! Or download it or patch it whichever. We’ve probably waited days, months or even years for it God forbid. Then we wait in line. And wait. And wait. Until finally, you get a hold of it. *insert chorus of Angels* Oooooohhhh~ feels like you’re holding some kind of Holy Grail in your hands huh? Then off to play it we do!

Admit it, we are no-lifers when “new” content/game come out xD

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Metareview: Crysis 3

Do you really think Crysis 3's Prophet cares what a bunch of reviewers think of his game? Yeah, the guy in the multi-million-dollar Nanosuit is going to waste his time reading the opinions of some people on the Internet. Come on!

But if you're not Prophet then why not take a quick glance at what those other reviewers had to say? And don't forget to read our review too, you scallywag!

·         Game Informer (85/100): "This impressive graphical fidelity takes a serious hit in the transition to multiplayer. Though Crysis 3 has some of the better-designed maps in the series, the muddied textures are a far cry from the jaw-dropping visuals of the single-player campaign, especially on consoles."

·         IGN (85/100): "It's not quite a next generation experience come early, but it's a superbly controlled, tightly paced and tactically flexible shooter with a satisfyingly focused story, and an excellent way to tie up the Crysis series... for now."

·         Destructoid (75/100): "Crysis 3 attempts to strike a balance between Crysis and Crysis 2, but in doing so manages to lose a little bit of what made each game appealing. The result is a title that doesn't truly match the open-ended excitement of the first game nor the revelatory empowerment of the second, yet manages to provide enough of both to at least tantalize, even if it doesn't completely satisfy."

·         GamesRadar (70/100): "A gratifying shooter experience. Even though the campaign is on the shorter side, there are a few visual hiccups, and some of the enemy AI is unbalanced, those small gripes get overshadowed by Crysis 3's tactical gameplay, beautiful environments, and superb online multiplayer. While not treading new ground for the FPS genre, Crysis 3 is a solid shooter."

·         VideoGamer (60/100): "By the end of the game I was bored silly, and considering the scope of what was going on that shouldn't have been the case. Sadly, bar a few exceptions – a Jurassic Park-style hunting section in long grass, an open-ended assault on Ceph AA emplacements – I'd rinsed and repeated the same thing so much that I couldn't care less."

Source: Joystiq

Anime of the Week: Full Metal Panic

Full Metal Panic spreads itself thin as it covers comedy and action, but manages to entertain when it does fully commit to either. It is by no means your average mecha anime. A more comedic premise with an excellent story sets this anime apart from the more action orientated Gundam series. Laughing is unavoidable when the na├»ve Sousuke attempts to protect Chidori through any means possible, using guns, smoke grenades, and live explosions. However, when the laughs stop the amazing action sequences begin, they are always top notch.  Full Metal Panic!’s unique characters and relationships places it among of my favorite series in anime. It is definitely worth checking out. The action is on par with the other mecha anime and the comedy is a good precursor for the Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu spin-off.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting Rage

Annoying as hell but you get these types of teammates - whenever, wherever. Goodluck with your patience.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

GOW: Female Protagonist

In a macho, Power Thirst-inspired market, it's difficult to sell a game with a female protagonist, Epic Games art director Chris Perna tells OXM.

"If you look at what sells, it's tough to justify something like that," Perna says.

Epic's Gears of War series features supporting female characters that Perna describes as "butch," rather than a stereotypical portrayal of feminine beauty in an action game.

"You see the implants and the blonde hair and pants and you roll your eyes – it's almost like the game geek's idealization of what a woman should be. I think because we didn't go that route we have more believability." Perna continues, "They're still feminine. Anya in Gears 3 comes across as being very feminine, and I think it works."

Perna says player feedback supports his theory, in the form of female players dressing up as Gears of War characters at conventions and shows.

"They feel empowered," he says. "They put on that armor and they walk around with these massive weapons and I think they get a kick out of it – I get a kick out of seeing it. From what we've heard, when they play the game they feel empowered and they feel good. Some of the feedback I've heard from women that I talk to is that if we'd made these women more feminine and more stereotypical it wouldn't have been so nice."

Source: Joystiq

Monday, February 18, 2013

We want IT!

I saw this cool GIF while searching for Cabal images on google:

And yes, we want it! Me and my friends were waiting for the new update to be release on Cabal (NA). Since, we saw that there are new weapons, armors, items and even a new boss for this coming episode which is "Rising Force". It is the game's ninth episode and I know it Korea its the tenth but with the same content base on what I have read.

I'm looking forward to be part on this new update. :3

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Noob selling

A show of hands please ladies and gentlemen to all who have experienced this.

Well, we all know that feeling. Feels like we've been ripped off or something hahaha! Just goes to show that waiting for a couple of days before selling may be worth the risk after all, eh?

May the Gods of Merchantry be ever in your favor :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Manga of the Week: Basilisk

Who doesn't love ninjas or samurais? Who doesn't love historical mangas or ones set in a different time period? They are so fascinating to read and you practically learn something new from the past (like traditions and beliefs) and feel like “hey it’s still here”. Who doesn't enjoy history, drama, romance and action all rolled up into one? I mean seriously. If you have haven’t read or watched Basilisk then you’re missing out in one of the best love stories EVER. The manga is based on the novel “The Kouga Ninja Scrolls” by Futaro Yamada in 1958. It’s very much like Romeo and Juliet but with awesome and epic fighting scenes – with ninjas! The story thrives from being realistic in how conflict, love and hatred interact. It’s a sad story for sure but it’ll make your heart pump faster than you think. I finished the entire series in just 2-3 days (anime and manga), that is the addictive power of the story. I highly recommend this heart-wrenching, adrenaline-rushing, tearjerker – and a very entertaining one too. I’m sure it will keep you company and keep you busy for a time since I’m pretty sure you’ll find it very hard to let it go and stop reading it (or watching).

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Maximize your Dungeon Run

It's been a month when this B3F teasers came out from Cabal's Official FanPage

The Video is about Tower of the Undead Dungeon (1 of 2)

Well actually recently they've been releasing several teasers for their updates as well as the new armors. But the thing that really caught my attention is this new B3F Boss which I've seen on their wall:

Source: Game of Cabal

So if this new update comes and you wanna try the new floor, this Gigantic Boss tho shall kill.

How will you maximize your Dungeon run? Easy just get this week's new item:
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Monday, February 11, 2013

Anime of the Week: Gintama

Gintama is easily my favorite series of all time. It has over 250 episodes and is still going strong. When it wants the series can make me both laugh and cry. Amazing action and inspirational moments can be found in this series as well. They say first impressions are important but in the case of Gintama they usually don't do him justice, so before you decide by the premise here's a bit of advice, go by the 3 episode rule and you'll see what I mean, Gintama is by no means your average Shounen Jump story. Yeah I know 300+ episodes seems like a pretty big commitment, but no need to fret Gintama is an episodic series. It sounds like a train wreck of a series. But it isn't. Gintama combines comedy, sci-fi, action and drama as many other series wish they could. It proves itself a better fit as a "slice of life" anime than a straight shounen, but this comes as a welcome relief to anyone tired of the 300+ chapter story arcs with little to no plot advancement (and endless filler in the anime adaptation). Don't like the sound of episodic shounen you say? Well it’s episodic because it has to be. There are story arcs, mind you, but they usually don’t last longer than 3 or 4 episodes at a time the rest of the episodes are short stories contained usually in one episode.

Gintama's strength is not in the usual beat strongest boss, then beat the strongest strongest boss etc.  It’s in its hilarious yet at times surprisingly deep episodes. Okay, all this fighting and funny antics made me miss my friends in-game. I’ll see you guys around Imma head out and play with my friends in Cabal.

See yah!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cabal vs DotA

I was playing DotA 2 with my friends today and one of my friend posted a link on the party chat. So, me and my other friends looked at it and to our surprise it was this:

I really lol'd when I saw this image. It's like a guy who's mimicking a celebrity then out of no where the real guy will snuck behind him then tell those words "Dude, that's my line". :D We asked where did he got the photo, he said just from searching. He explained that the character on the first image was a boss monster from Cabal's new episode which was Episode IX: Rising Force and the other image was oh well every DotA gamer knows that guy.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Honey! I'm home.

Yeeeeeap. That sums it up about right. Pretty much my valentine celebration almost every year. I know for a fact that I am not the only one like this.

And the sad part is... it's almost the same with all the other holidays for me!!
hahahahahaha......hahaha....haha......ha............... T_T

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Gamers Alone on Valentines Day? I don't think so

Who said that most of the gamers are alone when Valentine's Day? Most of the people says that when February comes gamers usually stays in front of their computers killing time till February 14th passes, well those days are over. Over the years most of the gamers tend to meet people in-game and sometimes ended up being together like "together-together". There are games who even have marriage feature.

Well that's it for tonight coz I'll be making my Valentine's Day Comic Strip Event

Monday, February 4, 2013

'A few too many' Resident Evil games in past two years, producer says

Capcom learned a few lessons about market saturation over the past two years, Resident Evil: Revelations producer Masachika Kawata told Video Gamer. In terms of Resident Evil launches, Kawata said, "I think certainly looking at the last year or two, there probably were a few too many."

Additionally, Kawata said that Capcom "learned last year that putting on a lot of titles would not necessarily win over gamers."

Capcom dropped four Resident Evil games throughout 2011 and 2012: The Mercenaries 3D, Revelations, Operation Raccoon City and 6. Next in line is Resident Evil: Revelations, the 3DS game, coming to Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii U in May.

Kawata noted that altering the Resident Evil launch pattern alone wouldn't make the games better, but it could be part of a solution.

"At the same time, I don't think we should just stagger them out artificially because that's the solution to the problem we have." he said. "We should always start by asking how do we make the games better. And if the solution to making the games better is to have a more staggered release than we've had recently then that's something we'll do. But we'll do it for that reason and not just for flipping what we've done already."

Source: Joystiq