Last week in Los Angeles I participated in a live Q&A as part of an ASCAP expo on songwriting. When the topic of Twitter came up, I explained my waning interest in it being part of my daily life. By no means do I think it’s over as a medium altogether, but I do think that the days of “Twitter: The…
Even John Mayer says so.
Tumblr is the way of the future… in terms of social networking/blogging.
Ok so, dlbrows posted the link to this yesterday morning. And when I saw this and checked it out. I was well… since I just woke up, wasn’t very aware and just was “whelmed” not over or under… just average-whelmed. And way later that night, I looked into it more, and it basically compiles ALL of your audio posts (including your phone posts), into a playlist. And you can go directly to that post again, or reblog that post… which I did about an hour ago.
It’s a great way to find where you double posted songs. Or see how much varied music you have for songs, and with me, that’s VERY varied.
So there you go. If you need to reblog a song you’ve posted a while back. Use this.
That game never did stop making my young life frustrated about item-collecting platforming games. The haunted mansion levels freaked me out so much I avoided playing there as much as possible. Dino levels were cool. Inside a computer was my favorite type of level. Gex’s little commentary during your platforming was funny… at the time.
Everything about the game was fun… until I got my playstation fixed and I got Crash Bandicoot/Spyro back in my hands. :D
Or they could’ve just given the map pack to the people who saved up their dollars, waited in line, and bought the collector’s edition. I think that would’ve been nice, as a sort of thank you to their fans and players.
The least they could have done was reduced the price for people who bough MW1 (ie: most people) to something like $8.00. They could have had people send in their UPC codes for a rebate or something.
Glad we’re on the same page.
Yeah. Activision has been getting on the bad side of the general public over the last couple of years, screwing people over with shitty releases of some games or stupid prices with DLC releases. Now, a few years ago, EA was in the same hole, hated by the general public. But to me, they’ve earned their trust back when Activision made some bad decisions, and when Peter Moore left Microsoft, to become President of EA Sports. Release of some very good games, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 being one of them. The real big hitter, that made me hate Activision, is when they terminated certain staffers of Infinity Ward, the guys that made Modern Warfare 2. And now those certain staffers, made a company, under EA. Which is a big fuck you to Activision.
Okami (Wii): I haven’t touched the game in about 4-5 days. I’m about to enter the city.
LoZ: Twilight Princess (Wii): after I borrowed Okami from my friend, I stopped playing this entirely. I’ve got to finish this. I have to gather money to get into the “Sky Temple” or what ever it’s called. (I spent my money for repairing the cannon and other things. :\
Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii): In world 7, I think. The one with Multicolored Pipes.
Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3): I played this last night until late, just about to fight Liquid Ocelot, hand to hand. I love this battle. And I’m playing this again because I need to get the bandanna.
Modern Warfare 2 (PS3): Work on Special Ops, getting Veteran Stars. (LOL never gonna get through that. And also work on getting all the intel in the Campaign. (I will platinium this).
Games to keep at via Multiplayer:
Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3): I was originally gonna play MGO last night, but didn’t because I just went through Single Player instead. I gotta “brush up” on my skills again.
Modern Warfare 2 (PS3): I recently got to 5th Prestige, but at least got some notable challenge awards in the process, difficult ones at that. Maybe, if I can, I wanna get to at least 9th Prestige by September. But might not happen unless I get Bad Company 2 soon. That… will take away from my life.
I say currently because there are A LOT of games out there that I have never finished but played extensively on. I’ll make a list soon about those games. Consider it the “Gaming Laundry List of the 20th and 21st Century. I know it’ll be pretty freakin’ long.
Comprehensive Point-Form Review of: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
Finally got around to finishing this game. So here’s the review.
Vanille’s english voice actor doesn’t know how to stay with ONE ACCENT.
Vanille’s english voice in general, IS ANNOYING.
Sazh is the only GOOD character in the game.
Music is probably the most varied, but also the most enjoyable music I’ve heard.
Battle System. Appalling for a healer, great for everything else. Pressing X all the time kinda dumb. The encounter mechanic (adopted from FFXII), felt like it was the MGS Series, where once they see you, they chance you down, or if you’re in their general area before they see you, you go into some battle/sneaking stance.
Graphics were pretty.
The retry after dying in battle is really nice.
Now to be Negative.
No actual town exploring.
No concrete NPCs to interact with.
The game basically follows one path, and it’s like that for the entire game.
The “tutorial” for the game is 30 hours long. Which is basically up to Chapter 11 (there are 13 chapters).
Very Western-ized game, just looks pretty and simplfied tremendously. Not good for big fans of the series. One of them being me.
Though throughly enjoyable, gets really tedious as it’s “just run, cutscene, battle, cutscene, run, cutscene, run, battle, cutscene, battle”.
Weapon/Accessory upgrading system though, interesting, doesn’t need to be touched at all, and is completely optional, as the game is still beatable without touching it.
The only side quest, happens late and is like FFXII Mark Sidequest. And since you encounter it in chapter 11, it’s pretty pointless to start doing it. But it’s essential for your Post-Story playthrough for completion.
After playing this for 50-60 hours (game time), and a ridiculously easy final boss battle. It’s safe to say that I didn’t really like this Final Fantasy at all. It was fun, but it was tedious, linear, the voice acting was almost laughable and well.. boring.
If you’re still willing to pick this game up and you’re a fan, I’d rent it. You can finish it in 2-3 days. At most. Most people say, “I’m new to the series, can I get this one to start?”. Everyone who is a fan of the series, will immediately say no, as it’s not Final Fantasy. And I agree, this isn’t the Final Fantasy I grew to love.
So all in all, just rent this. And only buy it if you’re a hardcore fan, or if you throughly enjoyed it.