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12:42 AM on 07.17.2009

Help me find the original audio in this video (FF-related)

So I was checking my e-mai over at Yahoo! a little while ago when this video caught my attention. (video of fastest somethings)

It took me a few seconds to realize that the audio was a remix of Clash on the Big Bridge (the battle theme to Gilgamesh in the FF games), which happens to be one of my favorite tracks in any video game music, ever. Nowhere in the video is the source of the audio credited, so I ask thee, fellow d-toiders, to help me in my quest in finding this elusive piece of music.   read

9:04 AM on 05.07.2008


Man I'm such a lazy bastard. The ones I post here will probably be the ones I put in my profile some time in the not too distant future. Okay, here goes:

I'm Reuel Santiago, 20 years old (turning 21 this July). I'm an up-and-coming Computer Engineer, currently studying in MIT (that's Mapua Institute of Technology, the premiere engineering school in the Philippines).

A little history:

I found out about desructoid when I was browsing one day for Odin Sphere reviews. I clicked on the link, found dtoid and enjoyed my stay. The next articles I read were the BBL's (where ARE the BBL's as of late?). I also noticed that the community here was great. So far, I haven't seen a single flame war, whiny emo kid or fanboy.

End history.

I don't own any current gen console. The time I would get to play GTAIV is probably when you guys are talking about it in RetroForceGo!!!. I have to balance $6 a day (almost half of which goes to my commuting expenses and the rest for my food and others). Hmmm, maybe when I get a job after graduation...

I'm an avid RPG (More specificaly, JRPG's) player. It started with FFVIII and I fell in love with the genre ever since. If I'm not busy busting my thumb from action or fighting games, I'm playing RPG's.

So that's all for now. Check back later in a month or three for my next post (I still have to finish my projects. That alarm system and Pascal compiler will NOT finish itself). Hopefully by then I have my profile up and running and some friends as well (I have no friends. I are laym).

PS: Anyone here know how much a certified Systems Administrator earns?   read

11:00 AM on 03.25.2008

DLC's: Godsend? or just an excuse for lazy development?

DLC's are here to stay. Since the start of the PS3, X360 and Wii era, DLC's have come to further expand the content of your $60 investment. While some may say that these things will eventually cost more than the game itself (think of how much money you'll have to pay for every song pack for Rock Band from this moment to next year), they help prolong your enjoyment of your game.

Song Packs, Map Packs and whatever packs that may come, these are usually great for as long as they come to extend a game's lifespan, but when these DLC's offer the things that should have been in the game in the first place, it starts to lose their purpose.

Looking back, we have Assassin's Creed. The internet was all over the game like a pack of hungry wolves when it was released for the PS3. There were a lot of performance issues with it. Surprising, since it was supposed to be a PS3 exclusive. Now we have Rainbow Six: Vegas 2. Now I haven't researched much on it's problems, but from what I've already read, its multiplayer aspect was busted.

When games start to offer patches to fix problems that weren't supposed to be there in the first place, there must be something wrong. While this could work in the gamer's favor (such as corrective patches to fix a rarely seen glitch). It could also end up making developers not exert the needed extra effort to create a masterpiece. Sure, they have strict deadlines to follow, but releasing a substandard product was and would probably always will be, a major disservice to gamers.

Maybe it's just me, but we could just end up being beta testers for a product that we've already paid for.   read

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