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2:19 AM on 10.10.2008

.:Otaku Tower:.

Wanted to get shots up of my gaming setup for ages now, but kept getting more stuff. ;) Though finally my credit card is stashed away & I've only got one Figure left on Pre-order.

So now I bring you an Otaku Perspective, enjoy!

Not Much of a PC Gamer, Though I still think I have a pretty modest PC.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core, 2.01 GHz CPU
Radeon X1650 Pro, Graphics Card
About 500GB or so Hd.

Well I'm off for Tea! Bye All!

Tim, lastSKYsamurai

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8:59 AM on 08.26.2008

Final Fantasy Calibur/Tekken/Alive.... Only a matter of time?

So, DISSIDIA is coming soon. But How often has the thought passed your mind of a fully fledged Final Fantasy fighter, in the same vane as Soul Calibur, made on the 360/PS3.

The concept's not groundbreaking. Even before Dissidia ever got mentioned we all thought of the day when we could relive that amazing fight scene with Tifa & Loz fighting it out in the church. Well guess what, it's here, almost. Amazingly, Soul Calibur have delivered the goods with its, dare I say, Groundbreaking character creation tool. If FF wasn't on the top of your list when you first heard about the amazing CC tool in Calibur VI, then you should be dragged out the back & shot. Seriously, Just look around YouTube & it's easy to find videos showcasing FF characters battling it out in the Soul ring.

But that's still not the real thing, although mighty close to be sure. So the question I now ask to you…. Is it just a mater of time before we get our Final Fantasy fighter for the current Gen? Or Are we more likely to hold on to our copies of Soul Calibur IV forward to the next generation of consoles?

Personally, I'm dying for a "the" game to be announced. Given it could be anywhere from an awesome Calibur clone, to a more Dissidia "Fighting" style, brawler, I’m going out & willing to bet that a game will be announced within the next 8 months for both next gen consoles. .....That should be plenty of time to haul my ass to Cuba if all goes pear shaped…

Tim, lastSKYsamurai.

Night all. Game on!   read

12:14 PM on 06.14.2008

Where ARE, all the games?

In an industry as big as videogames, one thing got me thinking. Where the &%$# are all the games? By that I mean this. We now have god knows how many games on the latest generation systems, but how many Tekken's, PGR's or Legend of Zelda's are we seeing?

I want to be very clear here, just for a moment lets pretend the term "generic" never existed. In a industry led by innovation, & new ideas, it's hard to believe that my only options for a tried & true adventure game. Are games like LoZ Twilight Princess, Which I love. Fable 2 & the new Prince of Persia are on their way, with Overlord and ICO also in the mix, & of cause "The Hobbit" on the original xbox, both I could play right now; though the latter I would much prefer to burn in hell. But Nothing else now pops into my head. & that's what worries me.

So where are the other Zelda's for me to play? You might be thinking, Dragon Quest or Lost Odyssey. That's not what I’m talking about. Again, and I hate to do this, but for an adventure game out there. TLoZelda is the only Fantasy Adventure game that I can play where I can live a young hero who goes about saving the world using just his wits & a sword. Note i should also mention the "Elder Scrolls" series as a key qualifier.

Simply saying, that's been done already or that’s generic as hell, I don't think is right. Because it comes down to this. Think of all the 3D fighter ''series'' you can on any system, what do you come up with? Tekken, Dead or Alive, Soul Calibur, Mortal Combat, Virtual Fighter, Dragon Ball Z. You might think that’s a lot, but consider this. Six 3D fighters (series that is), out of thousands of Game titles out there, doesn’t amount to much.

Now think of this, you want to play a racer, something that just gives you that pure racing experience. You go to the store and you see what? PGR and GrandT. That’s it. Well wait, we have Burnout or DIRT, but answer me this then. How many other Burnouts are out there? Non. For the experience of driving 190Ks an Hour, Burnout is your only option. & are required to wait for it every year, just for that one type of experience.

I knowingly have two downfalls with my argument/rant. Market Flood + Quality. Now I absolutely agree the for the industry to move forward you have to keep trying new things and take risks, But I also say, use what works, & if that's not convincing enough for you, ....I expect FF IV to be the Shite.

If I'm wrong, then I shouldn't be thinking such bad thoughts. But it's your thoughts that mater, let me hear what you think. ..............Pineapple.   read

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