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Tales of Xillia & Symphonia

I’ve been spending my lazy weekends playing again. I haven’t been playing in a while. The last game I played was DMC: Devil May Cry that I played a few weeks after it went out on the market, but I never ended up finishing because I got bored with it. Yes, I haven’t been playing anything after that. I did think about playing Final Fantasy XIII after that, but decided against it because my siblings were all playing it and they have this huge tendency to spoil the story. XD

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Well, anyway, my older brother got me Tales of Xillia first. (I’m still waiting for him to get me the part 2. Heh.) I finished it within a week, and played it again for the other side quests I failed to take and other stuff that I wanted to actually collect. I got tired collecting after I ended up acquiring all the Devils Arms and finishing Magnus Zero, and collecting most of Aifread’s Junks Treasures. This game has too many side quests that made the real story a bit meh. Magnus Zero was also a bit anti-climatic. Or perhaps only at least, in my opinion. However, I love the game play, especially the different combos. And Gaius is so damn cool I wish he were the main character or at least a controllable character! XD

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And recently, my brother got me Tales of Symphonia (also the part 2), which I am playing right now. (I actually love the Tales Series and finishing all of them is a part of my lifetime goals. Like, seriously.) I like the story line better than Tales of Xillia. The game play is the same as the other Tales Series, but I like Tales of Xillia’s combos better. Currently, I’m at the second disc. I’m not really sure how far I am from the ending, but I’m planning on playing all day on the weekends to be able to finish it so that I can start the second part soon. 😛

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The Sims 3: Midnight Hollow

I didn’t notice until now that there’s a new The sims 3 world. It’s called The Sims 3: Midnight Hollow.

Actually, I never got the chance to play anything after Midnight Falls since my laptop got stolen. I kept from reading any The Sims 3 newsletters after that, until today because it would only make me sad that I can’t play The Sims until I managed to buy myself a new one. 🙁

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I’ve always been into these kind of themes. I love dark and gloomy neighborhood. I love Victorian styled houses, furnishings, ornaments, and so on. It’s perfect for my occult families. I browsed through the new items and I love the fact that they are all either in black or in Steam Punk themed.

When I finally get a new laptop, I’ll make sure to get this neighborhood for my The sims 3 too! (^_^)x

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Happy Birthday FamiCom!

Today, Nintendo Entertainment System, also known in many names as NES, Family Computer and FamiCom, celebrates its 30th year!

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My entire childhood was probably around FamiCom and SNES. During summer vacation, when most kids in my childhood play outside the house running around under the hot sun, I shut myself inside our parents’ room (the only room at that time with TV) and play FamiCom. My older brother and I usually take turns playing Super Mario Bro — whenever Mario dies, the other gets his turn to play. Then But we never ran out of cartridges because our parents sell FamiCom cartridges in our shop. I have a lot of fond and funny memories with FamiCom. One of them was whenever the game hangs up, we usually take it out and blow it with all our might. We bet on who would win the Battle City match or the Duck Hunt tournament.

FamiCom is the console that creates gaming legends. One of them was the secret Konami code, Up up down down left right left right B A Select Start, which was popularized from the game Contra. And also where a single game, Final Fantasy, turned an entire company upside down from bankruptcy to one of the richest ones today. And of course, the every popular game, The Super Mario Borthers, on which is popular until today.

Though I do play FamiCom a lot, I was never a super cool type of gamer. I always die playing Mario and I never reached level 10 nor finished Darkman. Even so, if it’s all the same to you, here are my top 10 favorite FamiCom games in the order of how often I play them:

  1. Space Invaders
  2. Galaga
  3. Bomber Man
  4. Dunk Hunt
  5. Pooyan
  6. Circus Charlie
  7. Popeye
  8. Battle City
  9. Darkman
  10. Super Mario Bro

I also play other FamiCom games such as Contra, Mappy Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Megaman, Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid and the rest of the “100 in 1” game cartridge that repeats the games after around 30 counts. One of my huge regret, though, was not being able to play the first Castlevania.

How about you guys? Have you played FamiCom? What are your favorite games?

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Game of Thrones Ascent

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Recently, I stumbled upon a game that caught my attention. It’s called Game of Thrones Ascent and is still, as of this writing, under development by a company called Disruptor Beam. This game is based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. There is also an on-going TV series about it, in case you didn’t know. This game was announced around late May last year and development and testing has been going around the entire year.

According to information, Game of Thrones Ascent is supposed to be a strategy-type social network game where you’ll be playing as a noble who’ll eventually choose which GoT house you’ll swear allegiance to. I’m eyeing myself to be allied with the Targaryens or the Starks. I’ve always been a sucker for dragons and wolves.

Looking at the game based only from information from the official site, it looks promising. Hopefully, not another game like Pottermore. That game bored the shit out of me after the 3rd day I played it. I’m especially interested in how the gameplay‘s gonna be. Since it’s a social network game, it’s really hard to tell if it would look a bit like an RPG style (yes, it’s possible, a bit heavy on the browser & server, but still possible) or like the other browser strategy games like Travian. I also find the game economy very interesting. I can’t wait to get my hands to try the game!

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A little info about the developer company (that I merely copy & pasted):

Disruptor Beam is a Boston-based game company that transports the fans of beloved literary and television series into the worlds they love. By linking game content to episodes and books, players become a living member of the world as stories continue to evolve around them. The company’s games are accessed through social networks such as Facebook and next-generation mobile devices. The company, founded and led by game industry veteran and serial entrepreneur Jon Radoff, is backed by a group of technology and gaming entrepreneurs from the Boston area.

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