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Zero Resistance 10: The spell wears off at midnight

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

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Rant: IMO

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Before reading this post, you should probably watch this video.

Done that?

If you didn’t, here are the points that I want you to have taken away from what Bob said. (1): That (on the internet) any one thing must have a rival something(s). (2): If you say something about any one thing, you must say something equally about all other rival somethings.

Remember – from here on out we are dealing with opinions, not facts.

(1) appears to be an assumption people base on man’s inherent competitive nature. After all, how can something be good unless there is something bad to compare it against? How can you win unless someone came second? Read more…

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Game of the Year

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

It’s been the month for deciding Game of the Year by major (and minor) gaming and associated publication across magazines and the web. The award intends to show that the recipient is the best gaming had to offer and should go down in history as the crowing achievement for that year of releases. The winner then goes on to re-release a “Game of the Year Edition” to show off to the rest of the world just how good it was.

And then you go to the place where you buy video games (I use a retail store, others use internet sites, it doesn’t matter) and you might notice that there is more than one game boasting a GotY Edition.

Simple answer: as you you’re no doubt aware, there are MANY gaming publications. And all of them, to show some degree of professionalism, are offering their own version of the award. All awarded through different criteria, a different panel of judges, a different mechanic of choosing the winner.

In 2009, Uncharted 2 won over 100 awards related to Game of the Year. That’s as many as ten tens.

And that’s terrible.

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Rant: Speculative Fiction

January 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Final Fantasy should just end. It isn’t even fantasy any more, its all science fiction with machines and future stuff (Edited for spelling).

I came across this quote while browsing through a gamingĀ  forum, and it really ticked me off. It appears the stupid is contagious, and others began agreeing with this statement. This woefully incorrect statement.

I don’t much care for Final Fantasy, and have not played many of the console games. I don’t particularly care for the franchise, but I don’t think it deserves to end just yet – it’s a family name to a whole range of different universes and stories by the same studio. I’m not about to stand up say any of them are bad without playing them.

However, Final Fantasy is not the point – the point is the poster made, mistakenly, about the genre.

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Batman and related Rogues

January 22, 2011 Leave a comment

So the villains for the new Batman film; “The Dark Knight Rises” are going to be Catwoman and Bane.

(Yes, we’re all aware of the awful gag(s) including Catwoman and the film title. Christ.)

Not the villains I would have picked. I mean, you’ve got Catwoman; sex symbol and probably a little bit Badass Normal. Maybe we’re trying to make up for that awful film. And then there’s Bane, the genius on steroids, whose claim to fame is breaking Batman’s back. Just the once mind you.

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Zero Resistance 9: It was hidden in the 3rd dimension

January 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Interestingly, the only metric measurement in fiction is the 9mm.

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Zero Resistance 8: We do what we can, because we must

January 14, 2011 Leave a comment

That’s probably the last of those jokes.

Until I play the game.

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Short Story: Jackson

January 13, 2011 Leave a comment

I thought of this character and decided I had to write it down. So I did. Causality!

It’s not very long, but if you read it, it would be nice to hear your criticisms. I’m trying to get better at the things I lack in writing – action and description.

 

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Stuff Update

January 8, 2011 Leave a comment

New theme! This means it’s time for a blog post.

 

Project EX2-Y1 :

1: Write prologue

2: Draw Characters

3: Find game engine I like.

4: Feed 1 and 2 into game engine

5: Get BGM and SFX

6: Play movie.

That’s right! The prologue is finished. Although, what I’ve got written is probably going to look a lot different once step 4 takes place.

Step 2 is looking difficult :\ Still not sure whether to go for outside help on the drawing and music.

 

Zero Resistance :

In progress, as you can tell. Am enjoying it. Are you?

 

And on top of those, writing a new story, which uses my new Shadowrun character.

Currently titled “The Myrmidon Conspiracy” – that’s still at the storyboard-kind-of step. As in, I know what needs to happen, but there is so much middle missing it just looks like a beginning and end. This should change shortly, trying to at least get it written before my character dies. Hopefully he won’t. He’s too badass in my head.

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Zero Resistance 7: What kind of lame power is heart

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment

It was that or Mr. Prickles, but I’m not sure if it has a gender. I don’t want to be insensitive here.

(Also, I think I may start searching for some better explosion effects.)

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