Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The Vindictus early open beta starts today! I can't wait for it, I've unfortunately decided to cancel my FF14 pre-order, too many sketchy things in the game atm, I'd rather wait for a couple of months and let it pan out some.

Really looking forward to Vindictus though, servers need to go up asap!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Registered for classes! Not much in the vidya news though.

Registered for classes today, most of my classes are later in the day, but ah well.

Dead Rising 2 is looking pretty sick though, can't wait to play it, I never played the first one, but the second one seems awesome.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Starts tomorrow!

Launch of F2P starts tomorrow, in other news not alot has been happening. Birth by Sleep came out yesterday, I've been practicing at BlazBlue still. I played Ace Combat: Joint Assault last night, it's alright, not a bad game but it's really retarded how slow you turn.

Other than that, not alot else, I wound up just saying screw Paypal, and it turns out Amazon has a similar system for getting payments and stuff, so that worked out well.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lord of the Rings Online goes F2P!

Well, it's not news, but it starts on the 8th for current subscribers/people who already bought the game. It's actually a pretty solid MMO, though the Tolkien fanboys can get annoying at times, it's still fun overall, and I enjoy watching the occasional RP session of some people, not to mention the music system is SO ballin.

Ugh, so many MMOs to play though, and with college I'm not gonna have any spare time.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Squeenix on why they think the west only like macho protagonists.

The importance of “believability” is strongly emphasised in the North American market.
Why are American characters always older guys? This can be explained with reference to “believability.”
For a protagonist who triumphs against adversity to be believable in the eyes of players, they want him to be tough and highly experienced.
This isn’t limited to characters – in “Fallout 3″ you see the example of Nuka Cola, which gives health when drunk but also poisons the body with radiation. At first this doesn’t seem realistic at all, but when you consider the setting is post-apocalyptic it becomes “believable.” 

We can probably expect more stuff like the differing main characters as in Neir to happen. Thoughts on this? As long as it doesn't invade my Final Fantasies I guess I don't mind, but when playing a Japanese game I expect Japanese style characters, I like the style. When playing western RPGs I know what to expect with those as well, and they're still good.
Why screw it up Squeenix, why?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Not much going on today.

But September is a wonderful, wonderful month for gaming! Final Fantasy XIV, Halo: Reach, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Phantasy Star Portable 2, and I thought God Eater was coming out in English this month as well, but apparently it's not til October of next year, what the hell, guess it was pushed back or I failed at reading.

Anyway, anything new for you guys? Can't say much changed from yesterday, still raging at Paypal and my college, at least there's a new episode of Psych for me to watch.

Picture not related, Makoto is just cool.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ugh, college, Paypal, and Xbox Live.

So I just got accepted to college and they decide to tell me now that It's going to take up to 20 business days to verify my tax information for FAFSA and that the deadline is September 21st for payments, so I've gotta come up with a grand outta nowhere. Now, last night my Grandma was going to send me a payment so I can get some stuff I needed, I get on Paypal and HURR DURR ACCOUNT LIMITED PLEASE REVERIFY EVERYTHING FOR NO REASON, THIS IS ONLY GONNA TAKE LIKE HALF A MONTH TO DO.

And then I found out yesterday microsoft is fucking increasing the cost of X-Box Live, which is just stupid considering I'm not going to be using one SINGLE feature they increased the cost for, idiots. Nothing I can do though, have to pay it anyway. They need to adopt Sonys free internet, shit is stupid, and all my friends play on 360 so of course I rarely use my PS3.

But besides that, only about half a month left til FFXIV, I pre-ordered the collector's edition, can't wait to get it on the 22nd, though I won't be able to play it long with college starting soon afterward. At least, not play it hardcore for long.