HP + 25
MP + 8
ATK + 2
DEF + 2
ACC + 4
INT + 7
DEX + 3
SPD + 2
LCK + 1
Your Shade wants to learn who would win in a fight between Link and Aragorn. But, Shade already knows four moves! Delete a move to learn who would win in a fight between Link and Aragorn?
Basic Social Etiquette
1, 2 and Ö. Ö poof!
Your Shade forgot Basic Social Etiquette, and learned who would win in a fight between Link and Aragorn!*
Yep, as you may have been able to guess from that (partially shamelessly ripped off) opening, today is my birthday! By the time I put this up it will be the morning of the 12th of April, which means that 22 years ago to the day you got that inexplicable chill down your spine like a great evil had been unleashed upon the world.
According to IMBD the only interesting person I share my birthday with is Claire Danes (does Brooklyn Decker count as interesting? *Googles* Öoh. Apparently yes, yes she does.), who I only really know from playing that pretty star-girl in Stardust. But hey, I really liked Stardust, so there you go. I mean, whatís not to love about cross-dressing Robert De Niro?!
Either way, I canít talk about presents or anything else yet until later today, probably tomorrow. Itís still early in the morning and Iíll be heading for my parentsí place in a couple hours. Either way, I donít often ask my parents for games or gaming stuff, because Iím fairly sure they donít like giving that kind of thing to me. They seem to think itís boring to give me video games all the time, except for the fact that obviously I love receiving video games and barely ever know something else to ask for anyway. I have a video game wishlist of at least three or four pages, comprising WiiU, Wii, 3DS and potentially PS3 if I ever do decide to buy a used one on the cheap. And thatís not even counting my 51(!)-strong Steam wishlist, nor accessories like a Pro Controller and stuff.
Perhaps they just donít like or understand my video game habits period: my parents donít even like to play board games very much, so I donít think thatís much of a stretch. My grandparents do like board games a lot, but they too donít really understand teh vidya. This is always strange to me, because I actually have comparatively young grandparents, but theyíre still as technology-illiterate as any. The disheartening thing is that on every family get-together my two nephews aged 9 and 6 will be playing their DS and without fail at some point during the day my grandma will ask me in disbelief ďSo you play those kinds of things too?Ē to which I kind of just reply that I play video games, just not even remotely the same ones they are. Regardless, my grandparents are the sweetest people, so I can forgive them a bit of misunderstanding.
Either way, I try to oblige my family every year by asking for things other than video games they can give me. It sounds awful saying it like that (and I personally hate asking for things too), but they actually do bug me as long as they need until I ask for something. Usually these are books (which I do want to read, but rarely find the time for nowadays) or home appliances for my dorm room. Useful, but ultimately not as fulfilling as opening your present and finding Luigiís Mansion 2. Oh well. This year I dug deep and found a couple of things to ask for other than video games though. I asked for Hyrule Historia, which is video game related enough at least, and a 1TB+ external hard driveÖto store my video games on.
Oh, and these Xenoblade posters, because I'm pretty sure it is humanly impossible to grasp how much sheer WANT these inspire.
Let's hope they don't figure it out. Either way, much like all good ones my parents have a knack of always giving me things I didnít even realize I wanted. Weíll see what they have in store this year once I get home in a few hours. Iíll keep you posted!
*Link if he gets all of his items and magic, Aragorn if itís a straight-up swordfight. The real question, however: Brego or Epona?
Some things don't belong in this world and yet they are conjured time and again by humans that wish to pay them tribute. A video game, book, comic or TV show becomes popular and later becomes adapted to another medium entirely or, worse, a mobile phone spin-off.
Sometimes you get Telltale's The Walking Dead and other times you get Super Mario Bros.: The Movie -- one a great tribute to the comics and TV shows and the other had its soul stolen and made a '90s movie executive's slave.
And here comes another classic game series with hopes of becoming a Netflix hit as I brace myself and hope it doesn't turn out to be a miserable pile of secrets.
Castlevania is a beloved series and with Konami it's sort of a surprise they'd do anything with it at all after running out the people that made their games good and running the franchise into the ground soon after. Yet here we are with an anime series debuting this week and I'm kind of excited for it.
History should leave me a bit more cynical, sure. I remember the Street Fighter live-action movie, the Zelda cartoon and much more, but Mortal Kombat was perfect in its camp and The Witcher games are pretty faithful to their source material. We even have games being adapted into other kinds of games by different developers. Borderlands is now a looter-shooter and a point-and-click adeventure and that works really well, actually.
So for this month's "Bloggers wanted," we want you head over to the community blogs and tell us about your favorite adaptations of games to other mediums or even your favorite adaptation of another medium to games. Use "The Adaptation: [Your game/title here]" in the title and place "Bloggers Wanted" in the tags.
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