Hiya folks! By reading my articles, you are directly supporting my passion for gaming and true freedom for humanity - Thank you!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Games Played 08/18/2014 - 08/24/2014

- 08/18/2014 -
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - PC
Guild Wars - PC
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES - PlayStation 2

- 08/19/2014 -
Guild Wars 2 - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/20/2014 -
Guild Wars 2 - PC
Path of Exile - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/21/2014 -
Guild Wars 2 - PC
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/22/2014 -
League of Legends - PC
SingStar Rocks! - PlayStation 2
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/23/2014 -
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - PC
League of Legends - PC
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES - PlayStation 2

- 08/24/2014 -
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - PC
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box


Screenshot of the Week:

It's Platinum Silverstar's story.
Guild Wars 2 (Personal Computer)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Sims 4: Rehashed Emotions

The marketing people for Electronic Arts' upcoming (and unnecessary) The Sims 4 apparently have never played any of the past Sims games because if they did they would not have claimed that this new game will feature new emotions when these emotions are present in the previous Sims games. Once could argue that the Sims will be more emotive in the upcoming game but I have seen these facial and body expressions shown in this promo trailer in the previous game before:


I think that The Sims 3 is the pinnacle of the series and EA should have focused on perfecting that game instead of releasing this new one. Graphically, The Sims 4 looks almost like The Sims 3. It's not like they can't make more money from number 3. They can keep releasing more new features for that game. Because you know that with this 4th one, it's bare bones compared to you can do with 3. People need to be smarter and not touch The Sims 4 for a long time to come - I plan to only get it when it's bundled with all of its expansions at $19.99 or less like 5 years after release. Let's teach EA a lesson, shall we?

Because they can't be flirty in past Sims games! They must really think that we are that dumb.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Random Game Room Moment

I love Blizzy but their marketing team sure is annoying.

Monday, August 18, 2014

July 2014 Gaming Analysis

The results shown below are of course based on the combined data from the Daily Game Log which should provide a clear indication of a game's usage frequency. Bear in mind that even if a game is played twice or more during a particular day, it would still register as 1 in the Day Count column below. In a sense, "merits" are given based on how often a particular game can make me play it again throughout the entire period of the  month on a daily basis. A game that makes a gamer play it over and over again or at least spend a lot of time with it... Isn't that what we mostly want from a great game? I don't think it's really fair to count all the way down to the number of hours played since some games only require a short amount of time to properly serve their purposes.

OVERALL BREAKDOWN:


Total Games Played: 58


This Month's Inductees:


Total Inductions: 35

Games Played 08/11/2014 - 08/17/2014

- 08/11/2014 -
Hangeki - PC
Ionball 2: Ionstorm - PC

- 08/12/2014 -
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/13/2014 -
Audiosurf - PC
League of Legends - PC
Soundodger+ - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/14/2014 -
Dungeon Siege III - PC
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/15/2014 -
League of Legends - PC
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - PlayStation 2
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/16/2014 -
Borderlands 2 - PC
Torchlight II - PC

- 08/17/2014 -
Borderlands 2 - PC
Frederic: Resurrection of Music - PC
Guild Wars 2 - PC
League of Legends - PC
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES - PlayStation 2
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box


Screenshot of the Week:

Teetaeh versus the jumping skeleton brothers.
Torchlight II (Personal Computer)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Point to Pathos: Chapter 3, Part 4

     Jupiter never had the chance to be acquainted with Clac's father. He passed away soon after the departure of Staroam-5. Clac mentioned it being the first funeral for the sector. He also mentioned that he didn't feel anything during his father's incineration gathering.
     "Well if it brings out some bad memories, forget what I said about drinking it together."
     "No, it's alright. We'll turn it into something worth remembering."
   
*****

     "Romance. MM."
     Praeston quietly browsed the first couple of selections that the visor pulled up for him.
     "Favorites," he commanded and he stared at the familiar line up for a little while before removing the visor off his face and placing it into the wall compartment to the right side of his bed.
     An electronic chime played and the communicator announced that it was Pennepoe.
     "Answer. Hello Penn."
     "Don't tell me you were asleep, Praeston," Pennepoe said in her usual playful tone. "It's not like you do any physical labor at work."
     "What made you say that?" Praeston sat himself up on the side of the bed.
     "You sound tired. Or maybe you're just depressed... Again?"
     "Very funny. What's going on?"
     "Was wondering if you would like to meet up at the L.U.P."
     "I don't know Penn, I am indeed tired," he said and yawned. "Besides, it's probably a bad idea to be out there with a non-complier roaming about."
     "What is he going to do? Convert you into his religion?" She laughed. "You know he's out there because he's trying to run away from that shit. Come on, we haven't been there in a long time and Shirey is performing."
     "I am not a Shirey fan, Penn. You are."
   "Yeah, but I won't be able to enjoy it by myself if my best friend isn't around. C'mon, it'll be fun, I promise."
     The last time Pennepoe promised Praeston a good time was when she organized a commitment party for their friend Beake. Praeston didn't find the overwhelming focus on female nudists all too appealing.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Games Played 08/04/2014 - 08/10/2014

- 08/04/2014 -
Fates Forever - iPad

- 08/05/2014 -
Divinity: Original Sin - PC
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/06/2014 -
Audiosurf - PC
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition - PlayStation 4
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/07/2014 -
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition - PlayStation 4
Fates Forever - iPad
League of Legends - PC
Ultra Street Fighter IV - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/08/2014 -
League of Legends - PC
Ultra Street Fighter IV - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/09/2014 -
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F - PlayStation 3
League of Legends - PC
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut - PC

- 08/10/2014 -
League of Legends - PC
SingStar Rocks! - PlayStation 2
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box


Screenshot of the Week:

I fail to see the logic behind Riot delaying the release of the visual update for Summoner's Rift.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

PS4 Share Button: The Delay Factor

It has always been easy to take screenshots of games on the Personal Computer - the Prt Scr is our best friend - but it used to be difficult for the consoles. This is why I love the idea behind the Share button on the PlayStation 4 controller. With it, I was able to screenshot great moments such as these:

Bros for life.

Bro, I want your life.

But the problem is, unless you are very lucky or that the image you wanted to capture happens to stay on the screen for a good amount of time, I have found myself with the following screenshots:

Hey, that is definitely not the screenshot that I wanted to take...

Consecutive attempts will result in that screenshot icon on the top right being captured.

The problem with the screenshot function of the Share button is, even when set to a single press to capture the screenshots, there is a delay between pressing the button and when the snap happens. So unless you are psychic or the scene is still, it is near impossible to capture something at the heat of the moment, which is really unfortunate. I definitely take a lot more unintentional screenshots than the ones I was aiming for and deleting them off the PS4 is a chore. One may argue that it's probably better to just video capture everything but I am more interested in screenshots and I do the same while playing my PC games. There must be something that Sony can do about this.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Games Played 07/28/2014 - 08/03/2014

- 07/28/2014 -
Divinity: Original Sin - PC

- 07/29/2014 -
Bardbarian - PC
Diehard Dungeon - PC
Game Dev Tycoon - PC
League of Legends - PC
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - PC
Showtime! - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 07/30/2014 -
Dota 2 - PC
Game Dev Tycoon - PC
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 07/31/2014 -
Chainsaw Warrior - PC
Dota 2 - PC
Last Dream - PC
League of Legends - PC
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky - PC
Showtime! - PC
Tomodachi Life - 3DS
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/01/2014 -
Bardbarian - PC
Divinity: Original Sin - PC
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 08/02/2014 -
League of Legends - PC
Saints Row IV - PC
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - PC

- 08/03/2014 -
Bardbarian - PC
Firefall - PC
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box


Screenshot of the Week:

And I thought they could never top the opening scenario from the previous game.
Saints Row IV (Personal Computer)