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I'm a video gamer looking to try his hand at video game blogging, reviewing, and journalism. I figure since I love games, I should write about them. So why not here? I'm willing to write for whoever wants to read my posts.

Some of my favorite genres include RPGs, Fighting, Action, and Platforming games. I'm willing to give most things a shot though.

I also want to get to know more people around the destructoid community and become a part of it myself. Hopefully you all will get to know me as I start to write and post more around the site.

Uh, can't think of anything else to say. >.< So...later!
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Namco Bandai currently has a website up that teases a new announcement that will be made on 02/02/11, which just so happens to be tomorrow. The teaser site, ataleoftworichards, only contains a picture at the moment, but there are many who believe that the image is actually a distorted version of the Tales of Graces F logo. The site being called a tale of two richards, and the fact that an important character in the game is named Richard, further hints at a possible localization. On top of this, there are some people who see the image as a combination of both the Tales of Graces F AND the Tales of Vesperia logos. If these assumptions turn out to be true, then we may be seeing the localization of not one, but two Tales games!

The last game in the series that we got in the states was Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, and that was a little over two years ago. A new Tales game stateside is quite overdue, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who's excited about the possibility. But be the judge for yourself, do the logos look anything like the picture on the site?
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Hey everyone! I haven't been on the cblogs recently due to all my coursework, and I plan to spend more time here once my semester's over, but I had to drop by to let everyone know that Tank Battles (originally known as Battle Tanks) is on sale for $0.99 on PSN. If this is anything like the recent Uno sale then the deal will go fast.

Tank Battles is a twin-stick controlled tank game where you blast through opposing enemy tanks in a variety of different levels. It has a campaign mode, battle mode, and both online and offline multiplayer. Matches consists of up to 4 players, and are pretty fun with ricocheting bullets, landmines, some very interesting level layouts, and power-ups like rockets, speed boosts, and flamethrowers.

And did I mention it's on sale for only a dollar? Seriously, how can you say "no" to tanks shooting each other with ricocheting homing rockets for only 99 cents!? The only issue is if your psn funds are empty, you'll be stuck putting in the required minimum $5 needed to add funds in order to buy the game.

But if you have an extra dollar to spare, why not?
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Hi everyone. I've been an avid reader of destructoid for some time now, but I've only just started frequenting the c-blogs. I just started posting and blogging here about a week or so ago, but I realized I haven't even introduced myself yet. I'm sorry if that may have come across as rude. I'm posting this small introduction to make up for that and to give me the chance to say hi to you all.


(Hiya! See what I did there?)

The name's Prota. I love video games and have been playing them since as far back as I can remember, starting with the Nintendo entertainment system. Since then I've been going with the flow, playing as many games as I can on different consoles, and growing up with the video game industry. I'm a big fan of JRPGs, but I also like plenty of other genres. I'm also into anime, although I didn't get into that quite as early as I did video games.

Currently I've been busy with graduate school studies, but I've been having the urge to write about games and I figured this would be a great place to start. I really would like to use this opportunity to explore video game blogging and journalism as well as get to know the rest of the destructoid community. I see a lot of other interesting bloggers and members around, so I would like to get better acquainted with everyone. I'm sure there are plenty of fun conversations and discussions to be had, as well as things we can learn from one another.

All in all, I just look forward to being an active member in the destructoid community. You can expect reviews, discussions, random news, and maybe even some videos.

Hope to see you all around!










Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales at Atlus, just posted on the Playstation blog that several Atlus games are going on sale from today to 29th. And if you couldn't tell from the title of this post, it's called the Super-Mega-Ultra 50% Off Playstation Network Sale. Hey, that's pretty fun to say!

All of the games on sale are for PSP, with the exception of one PS3 title. There are plenty of RPGs on the list, with games such as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable and Riviera: The Promised Land. But if you're not the biggest RPG fan, they still have you covered with titles like R-Type Command and Droplitz. If you want the full list of games just click on the link at the bottom.

With a name like the Super-Mega-Ultra 50% Off PSN Sale (I like typing that way too much) and eleven games on sale, Atlus sure knows how to deliver! Of course, now is the time I curse myself for not having a PSP!

So while you all look at the list, I'll be in the corner of my room kicking myself.

The Atlus Super-Mega-Ultra 50% Off PSN Sale
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I'm really starting to hate Namco Bandai. They take two of the things I love, the Tales series and Code Geass, and puts them together, but won't release this miraculous union in the states.

Tales of Graces F will feature 4 Code Geass costumes. Asbel dons Suzaku's Knights of the Round outift, Sophie gets C.C.'s signature straitjacket, Cheria has Kallen's uniform, and Richard dresses up as Zero himself. I'm extremely jealous of those in Japan who can look forward to this.


(Cheria wants Tales of Graces F to come to the states too...)

While I understand that sales of the last few Tales games haven't sold that well in the west, there is a strong fan base. But Namco Bandai as made it clear that there are no current plans to bring Tales of Graces F, or any of the other recent Tales game, outside of Japan. This makes me sad since the series has a great combat system and can be really fun, especially when played with 3 of your friends. Add in costumes from one of my favorite anime of all time and it just makes me even more depressed.

I'm just going to keep looking at these pictures and hope Namco Bandai changes its mind.
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I have to say, when it comes to promoting their games, O-Games, Inc. hasn't been pulling any punches. If you haven't heard, O-Games recently released Superstars V8 Racing on PSN. This was a full retail European release, but they decided to release it as a downloadable title here in the U.S. for $19.99.

Now here's the thing, aside from releasing it as a cheaper non-disk based game, O-Games held a contest on facebook to give away 25 download codes for the game, increasing it to 50 if 1,999 people "liked" their page. They reached their goal, and 50 lucky winners, including myself, snagged free downloads.

I already thought that was a pretty sweet deal, but apparently they're not done yet. A new contest is going to be held and 10 winners will receive a copy of Gran Turismo 5 when the game goes on sale. While some people may think a contest for a competitor's game is odd, I actually think it's a great move. O-Games, Inc. is catering to the same audience, why not have a contest that helps promote both games? This helps increase online activity and general buzz with their game, and helps hype up Gran Turismo's release as well. Everybody wins, and that especially includes the gamers.



Starting November 12th, weekly in-game challenges will have players competing for one of the 10 copies. Because the competitions will be leaderboard-based, an internet connection is required. A facebook account is also needed since competitors must "like" the facebook page. For more details, check out the link at the bottom.

All in all, I'm really impressed with how O-Games is reaching out to gamers and I'd love to see more publishers follow their example.

http://www.facebook.com/SuperstarsV8Racing
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