Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Wanna Draw Again.

What's with Persona series? It sure looks like a typical JRPG on yester-gen PS2, but it's been generating a large fandom. There was a fan art competition, too! Anyways, that competition had one piece, the first place winner in fact, that I really, really liked. So here you go. Hope you like it!

Go here for more fan art.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Watch FFXIII Demo Playthough Video!

I must say, probably the most anticipated game, like ever, seemed to never see a release date. Yes, I'm talking about Final Fantasy XIII.

But SquareEnix somehow managed to develop it just fine, as evident by the bundled demo disc inside Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete (that's a long name...) that was released not too long ago.

As if to prove its mega-over-the-top-crazy-gargantuan hype, a gentleman from Japan, who's acquired a copy of the demo disc, has recorded entire his playthough, and have posted on YouTube. Now, you can enjoy how XIII will look and play without blowing a hole in your wallet.

Enjoy now since you never know when SE will smack down these videos off the 'Net!!!

Note: This is Part 1 of Part 5 playthough. Here are rest of the playthough links:
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5-Final

So, what do you think?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Shadow of the Colossus, the Movie

I don't know if you've heard, but there's a quite a stir among gamers cause of a news from Sony: they're making a movie out of Shadow of the Colossus! If you're thinking 'How dare you, Sony?!' or 'That's impossible!', than you're on the same page.

Here's what I think:

I think it'll make a good movie. If, and only if, it were created by some revered Japanese director, supported by top of the line Hollywood special effects studios. I say this because some of the greatest Japanese movies has alot in common with the game; they're quiet, has minimal dialogues, and tone is so calm and subtle. The game, too, has very small amount of dialogues or narrations. And out of that quietness comes touching stories.

I am generally happy to see more games turned into movies. I think that as more games gets translated into movies, the better those movies will become. Going to watch those movies myself is another story. Anyways, with this one, I am worried, and rightfully so; the one holding the pen for this movie is none other than the same writer behind the epic-failure, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.

(Que Psycho sound effect.)

Now you can freak out.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Huh? A Game Based On My Blog?!

End Of Eternity: Sega / tri-Ace Collaboration On PS3 & 360 Revealed

As you can see, this blog's title is "Eternity Begins." I have another blog called "Eternity Ends," and now, there's a game being produced with title "End of Eternity." It's a Sega and tri-Ace (guys behind Valkyrie Profile and Infinite Undiscovery) collaboration work.

While I didn't like their previous games all that much, and hence, am not very excited about the announcement (or rather, leak), the title did grab my attention. It's actually one of the titles I've considered using when I was starting the other blog.

If I did, could I have asked for some money from Sega to use the same name? Heh.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Behind the Normal Surface of Our World...

Two posts in one day. What a day!

Anyways, since I looooooooooooooooooved Dreamfall: The Longest Journey from Funcom (yes, the studio that created the largely flopped Conan MMORPG), I really don't have to tell you how excited I am to come across the following video:

This is an alternate-fantasy MMORPG game, The Secret World, headed by the same dev behind Dreamfall, Ragnar Tørnquist (How'd you pronounce his last name?). I am more excited because they'll be releasing this MMORPG on Xbox360, along with PC. Meaning, I will be able to enjoy the game without dishing out extra bucks to upgrade my old, clunky PC.

I know the video is only a CGI, and that the game itself most certainly won't resemble that (unless of course, if we're talking about Killzone 2), but still, the fact that this is the game that strays far from traditional RPG games, and that it's from Ragnar, I swear, I will jump on, as soon as they release the game.

Love you, Ragnar!

Say Good-Bye and Good Night to Raptor

RIP. Raptor

Yesterday, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has announced his recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2010 defense budget, which, along with several changes, has a decision to end the production of the famed F-22 Raptor.

As a employee working at the company that produces the said product, I am rightfully disappointed, and even startled, by the announcement. The most cutting-edge, the high-point of today's technological achievement of mankind is already coming to an end. And that's without a single real combat engagement!!

Although I am relieved that I personally am not involved in F-22 program, I do fear for a possibility that the inevitable, huge influx of migrating engineers from the closing program may have an impact in my job security.

The fact that I am, or may shortly be, affected by a decision made by a top-level politician brings me a pleasant but also inconvenient insight: I am in the real world, where real things happen. My happy-go-lucky life of adolescence has really ended.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

YouTube Just Got Better

Ah, yes. The good folks at work-productivity-killer YouTube have come up with yet another new improvement to their site's layout. I noticed the small change when I went back there to turn on a video to play in the background while I work (I swear). Take a look:

They also posted some suggestions on how to view the new layout:

Cool? I like the third suggestion myself. How about you?