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Reborn Materia: FFVII

-Breaths heavily-

I can’t even even keep it together as I am writing this post!  It’s finally here:
Final Fantasy VII – The Remake

Sony is sure to keep PlayStation 4 on the map with this.  A remake for FFVII has been talked about for LONG YEARS now within gamers from all over advocating for such a masterpiece of a story to be retold through the power of new technologies.  I sustain the latter as a fact as the combined video count for the trailer surpasses 10 million views – more than various of the games trailers shown for E3 like Uncharted 4 and Halo 5.

It has come to my attention (sadly) that the new FFVII’s storyline will have drastic changes in comparison to the previous FFVII for the PlayStation. It rubs me the wrong way those kind of rumors are floating around (and I’ll be damn hurt to the deepest part of my core), but let’s be honest here: I am pretty certain that being able to play with such a beloved cast outweighs the fact of the story not being the exact same as it’s predecessor.  However, Tetsuya Nomura (Japanese video game artist, designer, and director for Square Enix), stated there are certain plots in the game will be left untouched.  Leaving us to think changes are to be expected.  Another one of the rumored changes was that the character list may be altered by adding and/or subtracting characters.  However, Nomura has confirmed the roster will be intact and moving on forward headstrong – YAAAAY!  Not saying I approve of changes, I am just saying it would be refreshing to not see them like this anymore:

With no release date yet, we can only sit and try to manage our anxiety and depressive symptoms while we wait for this wonderful for such treasure to materialize.  A release date of 2017 has been rumored.  Though it might be longer since Nomura is also working on Kingdom Hearts 3 which also does not have a release date – a handful for sure.

Are you ready?

What are your thoughts on this remake?  Are you excited as I am?  Let me know on the comments.  Also, remember to Like and Share.  See you around!

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2015 in Fanboy

 

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VReverything!

Virtual reality.  A topic that has been lingering around the gaming world for quite some time, but sadly it is not up to par when comparing its popularity with consoles, PC, and the like.  However, I came across a Seattle based company, VRstudios – that mainly provides virtual reality solutions to commercial, government, military and entertainment environment –  that is installing hope in the advancement of the virtual gaming world with its division VRCADE.

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VRCADE is part of VRstudios division in charge of games and entertainment.  VRcade has developed (and still working on) technology focused on people being able to get a 3D experience in an actual grid space.  Basically, it means you’ll put on the VR goggles and you’ll be transported to a different world in mere seconds.  Your body is the remote control.  Your movements are the buttons. 

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Though it sounds pretty amazing, there is still a long way to go.  For one, the VR headsets are somewhat heavy and expensive to make.  Also, there’s a level of uncomfortableness to them.  Adding to the latter, I have never seen someone with glasses wear one of these goggles.  Another issue in the world of virtual reality is the lack of experts in the arena of optics.  It’s actually really common for VR projects to be delayed or even cancelled due to the need of high monetary resources needed just for salaries and assigning numerous responsibilities to the most likely limited staff.  These just being a few of the difficulties the VR field is facing.

What are your thoughts on VR?  Let me know on the comments below.  Don’t forget to Like and Share.

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Posted by on May 31, 2015 in New World Unlocked

 

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RIP Norman Reedus on Silent Hill

RIP Norman Reedus on Silent Hill

You remember when many of us were squealing like lunatic fans for the new Silent Hill game starting Norman Reedus? Well, it’s time break out the handkerchief as the game has been officially cancelled. Yes, you read right. Out of ALL the online April Fool’s jokes, this one had to be actually true. Not amused…

As a fan of survival horror in general, this completely blows – and not in the good way. I remember hours stuck to the television screen with one of my best friends who was a hardcore fan of the franchise. The creepy ambiance. The crazy puzzles. The intricate story. Ugh! Loved it. Even when the movie came out and I haven’t heard about Silent Hill in a long while, a spark ignited in me as I remember the masterpiece Silent Hill was and continues to be. So you can imagine the excitement I got when I read about a Silent Hill game coming for this time’s new gen consoles.

But now it’s all a lie… THE CAKE IS A LIE!

The cancellation I’m pretty certain came as a ripple effect of Kojima leaving Konami after Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is complete. Him leaving meant the Konami-Norman-Del Toro relationship to be non-existent. At least for now…Maybe someone will pick it up? …I AM ALLOWED TO HOPE!

Earlier when the teaser was out, Kojima had stated the new Silent Hills would make us so scared that it would “make you sh*t [our] pants.” How right he was. I am pretty sure many did when reading the game was not ever going to be completed. To make things even more “interesting,” the playable teaser on the PS4 was removed yesterday. If you didn’t play it, tough luck. People who have it don’t want to give it away. There are people who are willing to sell it – for a decent price of course. You might be able to take refuge on YouTube sanctuary and at least look at the beautiful thing that will never be.

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Let me know how you feel about this? Did you cry uncontrollably? Punched a wall? Unhinged from reality? Let me know on the comments below.

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Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Game Over

 

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Green with NVIDIA!

A new challenger has arrived!  Please, welcome SHIELD!

Look at this sexy mo-fo!

The Titan Trifecta of gaming consoles (Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox) will soon have to face NVIDIA in battle.  The visual computing company will release the first considered world’s Android TV console: SHIELD.  No release date has been confirmed yet in the U.S.  However, I am awaiting anxiously to see how this console will prove itself in the gaming world market.  SHIELD will unleash the power of “supercomputer” technology in a cloud system (i.e., the GRID) letting the consumers not only stream the PC games, but also play Android games and watch high quality videos.  And with a 3GB memory I say that’s more than doable.  NVIDIA’s goals with SHIELD include to infuse PC quality graphics to games available for the system.  As if that is not impressive enough, SHIELD will hold the capability of diverse gameplay like supporting multiplayer options.

Look at that controller how sexy and sleek it is! -Drools.-

You’re probably asking yourself, “What games could possibly make me want to even consider buying this thing?”  Thankfully, I am here to answer that question!  Available on Google Play you will have access to Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Resident Evil 5, and Doom 3.  IF that is not good enough, the GRID will give graciously let you play Batman: Arkham Origins, Boderlands 2, and Ultra Street Fighter IV just to name a few.  And all this in a CLOUD?! A CLOUD!  Think about this for a second…  What is also a promising factor, which I have mentioned before in some of my entries, is that NVIDIA has listened to the gaming world inhabitants.  SHIELD was developed with feedback provided by gamers from all over for specifics like graphics, processing power, accessibility, and comfort when playing with controllers.  Hence, the slogan “Made To Game.”

What are your thoughts about SHIELD?  Is it here to stay?  Let me know on the comments below and don’t forget to Like and Share!  Until next time!

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The Zeries of Zelda

The Zeries of Zelda

These first two months of 2015 have brought much promise to the land of Gaming across all platforms.  And now, we are taking over the television realm!  …Or maybe not, but we’ll play along as much as we can because, well, we can.

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Returning to Lon Lon Ranch
Photo by The Zelda Project (www.thezeldaproject.net)
Photo series: Lon Lon Ranch

It has been rumored that a partnership between Netflix and Nintendo has sprouted and a The Legend of Zelda live action series is in the works.  It has definitely been a “Break the Internet” phenomenon earlier this month.  People being both excited and fearful.  Why is that, you might ask.  Well, let’s say Nintendo does not have a “hot” record when it comes to adapting their games to the screen.  For example, we can recall the cartoon series for The Legend of Zelda and the one for Mario Bros.  We also have the Mario Bros. movie which I am still battling my own brain cells in attempts to forget I watched the whole thing at one point in my life.  All of the above…  No.  Just no.

Though skepticism is all around, I for one will stay positive.  There are marvelously well-done movies involving fantastical and magic aspects that can serve as inspiration like The Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter.  On that note, there’s also a wonderful group of photographers and film makers under the name The Zelda Project who have done a beautiful job in bringing the world of Hyrule and its inhabitants to life. I encourage you all to check them out.  Moreover, The Legend of Zelda’s storyline has a great plot and characters full of life. I am certain Nintendo has the budget to make this series phenomenal and groundbreaking.

There is one major challenge I believe the team involved in the creation of this series will have to face: Link’s personality.  Throughout the games (and I’m not counting the cartoon series because no) Link’s personality is more of an extension of the player.  You get to decide what to do; when to do it; and how to do it.  We don’t even know how Link’s voice sounds except for his sighs and grunts.  He’s a very blank pallet – that can be very easily fucked.

But what do you think about this Zelda series?  Do you think it will happen?  Would you binge watch?  Let me know on the comments below!  Also, remember to Like and Share.

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Posted by on February 28, 2015 in New World Unlocked

 

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You only have weak masks…

Let me tell you a story…

Yes, you are not hallucinating.  Above is the trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – remake for the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS systems which is to be release in Spring 2015.  Although I am not that much of handheld devices anymore, I have to admit this game might just reanimate that dead passion.  Majora’s Mask if by far one of the most greatest and darkest games in the history of TLOZ games.  It is unbelievable to think such masterpiece was developed in around 18 months back in the year 2000.

 

The mask that was stolen from me…  It’s called Majora’s Mask.

It is said that an evil and wicked power is bestowed upon the one who wears that mask.

The game opens with a Salesman recounting his tragic loss of an ancient artifact stolen from him known as Majora’s Mask.  What happens next?  Of course you are asked to retrieve it to prevent the impending catastrophe…  Only having a span of 3 days to do so.  The power of Majora’s Mask has summoned the Moon to descend violently into the land below causing complete annihilation. Link must used his honed Warrior of Time skills and magic to save the world of Termina from an apocalyptic doom.  That’s the game in a nutshell. However, it brings so much more!  Throughout the game, you will be confronted with the social psyche of what individuals facing crisis exhibit.  For example, you will meet characters who are in panic because the Moon is about to kill everything in sight, while others are in complete denial and rationalized the the very end how the celestial body with the psychotic grin is not a threat.  I believe that aspect alone – raw human behavior – makes the game worth while.  Also, the game revolves around different masks you can acquire in your travels.  Each mask having it’s own unique story – whether depressing, heroic, or down right silly.  Another unique aspect of the game is how it does not feature Zelda, Hyrule, Ganon, or the Triforce; completely throwing a curve ball to its predecessors.  One final thing I want to make sure I highlight it the music.  Oh, how AMAZING the musical scores are!  Koji Kondo and Toru Minegishi were brilliant!  Do yourself a favor and if you do not want to buy the game, get the soundtrack – it will be an out of body experience.  That good.

 

As if the excitement to see this game reborn wasn’t enough, different limited edition bundles will be sold around the world.  Mainly, what you want to be looking out for is this:

Limited Edition Majora’s Mask 3DS (above) and Skull Kid figurine (below).

 

 

Have you ever played Majora’s Mask?  Are you anticipating this remake?  Let me know on the comments below!  Please, remember to Like and Share this post if you enjoyed it even a little.  I won’t lie: getting notifications on my entries make me feel and warm and fuzzy on the inside.

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Posted by on January 30, 2015 in Fanboy

 

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A peek into the future: 2015

As the New Year comes upon us, so will a beautiful roster of games.  After much reading, I have composed a list of what I believe to be the most anticipated games for 2015.  I’m highlight the Top 5 games I am most excited about because I am a fanboy and I can.  The others, I will leave the names and trailers (as available) for all of you to enjoy.  Now, without further delay, here it is:

The Most Anticipated Games for 2015 by LouCyo

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

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Yes, I know.  Religion.  However, I cannot deny my fascination for controversial religious themes. This first-person game will feature the stories of 6 characters facing the Rapture events. The psychological-heavy atmosphere will deal with the aftermath of people left behind with no glimmer of hope…  Can’t wait to see what the apocalypse has in store for us!

Mighty No. 9

Now this one also causes me a level of anxiety.  Don’t get me wrong, I am STOKED for Mega Man to return.  He deserves it. But, after so many Mega Man game cancellations, I am scared this is just a rushed title for money making purposes and turning out to be an utter pile of shit.  Nonetheless, this game has so much potential; so much melancholy…  I am ready to annihilate some androids!

Silent Hills

Silent Hill.  Norman Reedus.  What more can you ask for?  I know what: information!  There’s barely any background on this game. What we know is that there’s an unknown protagonist – portrayed by Norman – who awakens in a house and chatracteristic Silent Hill supernatural events begin to occur.  Hopefully, my hype will match the actual game.

Star Fox

I am eager, but pissed about this one – and I admit it is because of the fanboy screaming inside of me.  I’m angry because there’s not an actual game trailer showing the level of interaction with the controls (especially the GamePad); any features within the game (e.g., multiplayer); or how the graphics look like.  Therefore, the only thing we can do is sit tightly and wait…  Wait…  And wait…  SO annoying.

The Legend of Zelda Wii U

YES!  YES!  YES!  One of my Nintendo passionate obsessions is TLOZ games for consoles so I am extremely overjoyed with this. The gameplay will most likely involve  Link being reborn; Zelda will be ruling Hyrule; and Ganondorf finding a way to break whatever seal kept him locked away and now he will seek revenge.  To be completely honest, I could not care less if that’s the case because Nintendo always does such a masterful job bringing the Triforce characters back in new and alluring ways.  Watch the trailer and drool over the vast new world we will aid Link in his travels.

Arkham Knight

Battlefield Hardline

Bloodborne

Below

Let It Die

Dying Light

Game of Thrones

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Quantum Break

Hotline Miami 2

King’s Quest

Homefront: The Revolution

Mario Maker

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain

No Man’s Sky

Overwatch

Persona 5

Project Cars

Rime

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Scalebound

Devil’s Third

Halo 5 Guardians

Evolve

Crackdown

Battlecry

Star Wars Battlefront

Assassin’s Creed: Victory

Mortal Kombat

The Order: 1886

Pillars of Eternity

Splatoon

Tides of Numenera

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Yoshi’s Woolly World

Dead Island 2

How many of these titles are on your wishlist?  Let me know on the comments below!  Don’t forget to share this post with others that might need a broken down list. See you around!

P.S. – Last post of the year!  I want to take a few moments to say thank you.  Thank you for always reading my posts, commenting, and sharing them – it keeps me motivated!  Happy New Year 2015!

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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