Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tara (Face 410)

Demon's Souls, Mirror's Edge, and Professor Layton

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Games: Over 30 hours into Demon’s Souls and 2/5 of the worlds completely cleared… suffice it to say that this game is having no difficulty whatsoever keeping my attention, and I continue to be impressed with the levels, the design, the extra elements, the hidden stuff -- pretty much everything. It's also worth noting that this game, pound for pound, has more genuine OMFG moments than anything else I've played in recent memory.

I hate to sound like a broken record by praising this game so repeatedly, but it's such a fantastic title and I'm more than a little concerned that it's going to be written off as ‘too hard’ or simply ignored by the masses who are going to be flocking to the latest military FPS or sparkly driving game. I mean, I'm not totally naïve-- regardless of what I say, there's no getting around the fact that Demon’s Souls is simply not a game suited for every player. However, if I can help get the word out to those players who are so inclined, then that's what I'll do.
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It's not perfect and there are certainly a few things I'd change about it, but overall, I'm feeling like it's going to be a shoo-in for the top spot in my 2009 Game of the Year rankings. It's not a lock since there are one or two games that I think might have a chance of unseating it, but those titles would have to be pretty unbelievably fantastic to knock it out of first place.
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Games: In other game news, I started Mirror’s Edge as my ‘daytime’ game.
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(Since you can’t pause in Demon’s Souls, it can be pretty inconvenient to play during business hours or when the baby's awake. Thankfully, the start button works quite well in Mirror’s Edge.)

Anyway, I remember being inundated with the hype back when this title first hit the scene, and I couldn’t really wrap my head around what was supposed to make it so special. I mean, the entire premise of the game is that you do ‘acrobatic’ maneuvering through levels in a first-person perspective. I made note of it on my list and decided to come back later after all the excitement had cooled off. I just wasn't buying it.
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After picking up a deeply-discounted copy a weekend or two ago, I'm very glad that I waited. At this point, I'm a little less than halfway through the game, and it's already starting to feel stale. The controls don't come together as tightly as they should for a game that's all about navigation, and while it can be fun to build up some speed and pull off some scary jumps, the game comes to a screeching halt when indoors thanks to some confusing level design and other generally not-fun stuff.
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Honestly, it reminds me a little bit of the first Assassin’s Creed. That game had one core mechanic driving it (the climb-anywhere navigation) and the developers struggled hard to create a game to go with it. It seems like much the same situation here… someone at DICE thought it would be pretty cool to do some ho-hum platforming from a non-standard viewpoint, but there doesn't seem to be much else to this title besides that. I'm down to doing one level per day at the moment… it's a little too dull to sit through more than that.
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Games: Finally, I haven't had a lot of time for gaming on the go, but I have been able to sneak in a few minutes of Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box here and there. Playing this title, it's become quite clear that my wife is the puzzle expert at our house.

She had first crack at it and blew through the game in a day or two. While I definitely agree that the puzzles seem easier this time around, I'm not getting through it anywhere near as quickly as she did. It's a bit humbling, perhaps, but at the same time it's pretty cool that my wife can pwn me now and again.
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Soup of letrinhas

# Probably the first poet born in Brazilian lands was Blessed Teixeira. Its Prosopopéia book was published in Lisbon, in the year of 1601.

# the writer of scientific fiction Julio Verne flied only one time. It went up in a balloon in 1873.

# the house where João inhabited the São Paulo writer Antonio caught fire and the fire burnt all the originals. Stubborn, it wrote everything of new. Malagueta, Perus and Bacanaço, the rewritten, published book in 1963, turned classic.

# the native of São Paulo Jose Carlos Inoue entered for the Guinness - Book of the Records. It has the record of published romances already in the world. They had been 1,200, under 39 different pseudonyms.

# French author Georges Perec was maniac for lists. It arrived until writing one with the things that would like to make before dying.

# Mencionar its name, of its better the friend or some known in its workmanships consisted of one of the favourite tricks of the Argentine Jorge Borges Luis.

# Practically all the romances of Jose Saramago has a dog between the personages.

# In 1975, Clarice Lispector participated of a congress of witchcraft in Colombia. It started its speech saying: “I have little to say on magic. In the truth, I find that our contact with the supernatural one must be made in silence and a deep solitary meditation”.

# the catarinense writer Cristóvão Tezza always writes the first version of its workmanships by hand, although to know to move in the computer.

# In 1934, Cecília Meirelles took a tea of chair of the poet Fernando Person. It and the husband had combined a meeting with the author in a bar in Lisbon (Portugal), but it never appeared. The couple waited for two hours. To compensate the absence, Person ordered the Cecília an edition of the book Message with the dedication: “The Cecília Meireles, high poet, and the Leather strap Days, artist, old friend and until abetter, in the invocation of the Apolo and Atena, Fernando Person”.
Soup of letrinhas

# Probably the first poet born in Brazilian lands was Blessed Teixeira. Its Prosopopéia book was published in Lisbon, in the year of 1601.

# the writer of scientific fiction Julio Verne flied only one time. It went up in a balloon in 1873.

# the house where João inhabited the São Paulo writer Antonio caught fire and the fire burnt all the originals. Stubborn, it wrote everything of new. Malagueta, Perus and Bacanaço, the rewritten, published book in 1963, turned classic.

# the native of São Paulo Jose Carlos Inoue entered for the Guinness - Book of the Records. It has the record of published romances already in the world. They had been 1,200, under 39 different pseudonyms.

# French author Georges Perec was maniac for lists. It arrived until writing one with the things that would like to make before dying.

# Mencionar its name, of its better the friend or some known in its workmanships consisted of one of the favourite tricks of the Argentine Jorge Borges Luis.

# Practically all the romances of Jose Saramago has a dog between the personages.

# In 1975, Clarice Lispector participated of a congress of witchcraft in Colombia. It started its speech saying: “I have little to say on magic. In the truth, I find that our contact with the supernatural one must be made in silence and a deep solitary meditation”.

# the catarinense writer Cristóvão Tezza always writes the first version of its workmanships by hand, although to know to move in the computer.

# In 1934, Cecília Meirelles took a tea of chair of the poet Fernando Person. It and the husband had combined a meeting with the author in a bar in Lisbon (Portugal), but it never appeared. The couple waited for two hours. To compensate the absence, Person ordered the Cecília an edition of the book Message with the dedication: “The Cecília Meireles, high poet, and the Leather strap Days, artist, old friend and until abetter, in the invocation of the Apolo and Atena, Fernando Person”.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nathan (Face 409)

Afrodite
Nothing of Michelle Pfeiffer, Vera Fisher or Sofia Loren. Irresistible of all the times are Afrodite, or Venus, for the Romans. The goddess of the beauty, the fertility and the love has a biography, says thus, obscure. Hesíodo, author of the Teogonia poem, counts that the immortal one was born of the genital ones of Uranus, that had been cut by its Cronos son in a dispute for the throne. Homero, in turn, counts that the immortal one is son of Zeus and Dione. In any way, it is fact that the two to it philosophers costumavam to attribute facetas: celestial, that a its paper standes out as goddess of the fertility, and other whore, on to its voluble character, become attached to the sexual and stingy love. Responsible for the growth of the flowers and the dew of the morning, Afrodite was married with Hefesto and had several loving.
Afrodite
Nothing of Michelle Pfeiffer, Vera Fisher or Sofia Loren. Irresistible of all the times are Afrodite, or Venus, for the Romans. The goddess of the beauty, the fertility and the love has a biography, says thus, obscure. Hesíodo, author of the Teogonia poem, counts that the immortal one was born of the genital ones of Uranus, that had been cut by its Cronos son in a dispute for the throne. Homero, in turn, counts that the immortal one is son of Zeus and Dione. In any way, it is fact that the two to it philosophers costumavam to attribute facetas: celestial, that a its paper standes out as goddess of the fertility, and other whore, on to its voluble character, become attached to the sexual and stingy love. Responsible for the growth of the flowers and the dew of the morning, Afrodite was married with Hefesto and had several loving.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pandora
In accordance with mythology, the humanity could live in peace until today was not a revenge of Zeus. The Almighty god of the Olimpo lost the patience when titã Prometheus, opposing its will, taught to the human beings as to make fire. Irritated, Zeus ordered that a statue of a pretty maiden, baptized of Pandora was made, and gave it a full box of curses for the humanity. He commanded then that he went down until the Land and he opened there for its gift. He was there that our problems had started. The petty cash contained, among others things, pains, illnesses, wars and sufferings.
Pandora
In accordance with mythology, the humanity could live in peace until today was not a revenge of Zeus. The Almighty god of the Olimpo lost the patience when titã Prometheus, opposing its will, taught to the human beings as to make fire. Irritated, Zeus ordered that a statue of a pretty maiden, baptized of Pandora was made, and gave it a full box of curses for the humanity. He commanded then that he went down until the Land and he opened there for its gift. He was there that our problems had started. The petty cash contained, among others things, pains, illnesses, wars and sufferings.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

happy dussehra greetings, subho bijoya dashami, Vijayadashami


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Vijayadashami (Bengali: বিজয়াদশমী, Kannada: ವಿಜಯದಶಮಿ, Malayalam: വിജയദശമി, Marathi: विजयादशमी, Nepali :विजया दशमी, Tamil: விஜயதசமி, Telugu: విజయదశమి) also known as Dasara (also written Dussehra) Bengali: দশেরা, Kannada: ದಸರ, Malayalam: ദസറ, Marathi: दसरा, Telugu: దసరా) and Dashain (in Nepali), is a festival celebrated in varying forms across Nepal and India. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu autumn month of Ashvin or Ashwayuja, and is the grand culmination of the 10-day annual Navaratri (Sanskrit: नवरात्रि, 'nine nights') festival. It is the largest festival of Nepal, and celebrated by Hindu and non-Hindu Nepalis alike.

Vijaya Dashami also known as Dasara, Dashahara, Navaratri, Durgotdsav... is one of the very important & fascinating festivals of India, which is celebrated in the lunar month of Ashwin (usually in September or October) from the Shukla Paksha Pratipada (the next of the New moon day of Bhadrapada) to the Dashami or the tenth day of Ashwin.

In India harvest season begins at this time and as mother earth is the source of all food the Mother Goddess is invoked to start afresh the new harvest season and to reactivate the vigor and fertility of the soil by doing religious performances and rituals which invoke cosmic forces for the rejuvenation of the soil.

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Interview with Drew Rechner...... Liaison for Section 8

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Games: A while ago, my review of the recently-released MMO FPS Section 8 went live at GameCritics. To my surprise, I actually ended up having a very enjoyable time with it, despite not being a fan of the genre.
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Although the servers have been full of players every time I've gone online, I don't get the sense that there is a very high level of awareness of this title in the games community-- especially in the wake of another recently-released steamroller of an FPS that’s had everyone buzzing over the last week. So, as my way of saying ‘thanks’ for making my time reviewing the title worthwhile, I decided to do a follow-up interview as my small effort to help raise Section 8’s profile.
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Without further ado, I present my interview with Section 8 Community Liaison Drew Rechner
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Hi Drew, thanks for talking with me. To begin, what should players know about the developers behindSection 8, TimeGate Studios?
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TimeGate is an independent development studio based in Sugar Land, Texas (outside of Houston) that started back in 1998 to work on our award-winning real-time strategy game, Kohan:Immortal Sovereigns. While originally focused on RTSs, we gained a reputation for innovating in a well-established and highly competitive genre. Since then, we’ve produced four other award-winning titles.
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We are all hardcore gamers at TimeGate. We use a critical eye on every game we play and think about how we could expand on the aspects we enjoy and fix or erase the things we do not. We then apply this knowledge to each game we create.
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Starting with a RTS background, how did you segue over into FPS development?
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We truly believe in the games we are creating at TimeGate. After releasing several successful RTS titles, we started kicking around ideas for the next game and it pulled us towards the FPS genre. Before work, during lunch, and after work nearly the entire office was playing an FPS. Because of this, our focus turned to creating FPSs using the untraditional library of knowledge we obtained through our work on RTSs.
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Our first released FPS titles were the expansions to the F.E.A.R. franchise, and we started full production on Section 8, our own IP, shortly after.
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The FPS market is a tough one to crack, especially with certain franchises having a virtual lock on the 360. In your view, how do you see the current FPS environment and what does Section 8 bring to the table that players should sit up and take notice of?
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There are a lot of deep-rooted and strong franchises currently on the Xbox 360, but there is still a lot of room for innovation. While many of them execute what they aim to do quite well, we believe the market has become saturated with a lot of stagnant ideas, and we feel that Section 8 mixes the pot quite well. So instead following the FPS “norm” of these games, we set out to do something completely different with Section 8.
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Section 8 is quite different than these games in a variety of ways. For example, we have removed much of the predictability of other first-person shooters with burn-in spawning. Because players can burn-in to anywhere on the battlefield when spawning, spawn-camping has essentially been eliminated in Section 8, and players will no longer be forced to stare at their corpse for 30 seconds after being killed by their opponent.
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Section 8 also features customizable player loadouts, unlike most other games that railroad the player into choosing between pre-existing classes. Players are able to equip their powered armor suit the way they see fit with passive modules, gear, and weapons.
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Additionally, Section 8 allows players to dynamically manipulate the flow of combat with on-demand vehicle and asset requisitions as well as participate in a variety of Dynamic Combat Missions (DCMs) which ensure that no two games of Section 8 play the same twice.
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Do you feel as though your goals for Section 8 have been successful thus far? How do you feel about how the game has been received in the reviews community?
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We genuinely set out to make a game that we would enjoy playing and one we thought others would enjoy as well. As mentioned earlier, we focused on taking the elements we enjoyed the most about FPSs coupled with a bunch of our own new ideas and fixing what we did not enjoy, such as spawn-camping, vehicle stealing, and predictable gameplay. To this extent, we feel Section 8 has been extremely successful. At the end of the day, we created an addicting and exciting shooter experience that is unlike any other FPS on the market right now, and we are proud of that.
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The majority of the reviews have been very positive and seem to appreciate our different and innovative point of view for FPSs. Like with many new ideas, there is some resistance—which is expected. Section 8 really challenges how people approach the FPS genre and forces players to call into question some of the standard conventions they’ve been putting up with for years.
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While some features of the game are quite excellent, such as the flight and speed-run abilities, several sources have noted that standard walking speed is quite slow and the tank is very difficult to maneuver effectively. Are there any plans to address these issues, or tweak any other aspects of the game?
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We are constantly analyzing the data and feedback the game is receiving these first few months and will be making adjustments as needed. We really appreciate all the feedback we have received thus far and have already started acting on a large number of items we have seen in a variety of places including our forums.
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Although the team-based play is solid and exciting, it seems to me as though there's a lot of potential for a more traditional single-player game based around a more mobile and able character like the kind featured in Section 8. Has there been any talk of a sequel focusing more on a campaign?
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Section 8 has always been a multiplayer focused game since its original conception many years ago. With that said, we still wanted to create an engaging single-player experience that introduced the player to the universe of Section 8 and told a bit of the story between the 8th Armored Infantry and the Arm of Orion. We agree that there is a lot of potential for further expansion in this avenue and we are constantly evaluating all opportunities for our future titles.
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Are there any plans for Section 8 DLC?
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We have not publicized a DLC schedule just yet, but we are working on this type of update for the near future. We are still evaluating DLC and have starting putting ideas together, but we are not quite ready to commit to a timeline just yet.
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What’s next for TimeGate Studios?
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We are already hard at work on our next slate of projects. While we are not ready to make any announcements regarding these yet, rest assured that our next projects will continue to expand upon our tradition of pushing genre-defining boundaries.
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Many thanks to Drew Rechner of TimeGate for the interview, and also to Rob Fleischer for taking care of the arrangements to make it happen.
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For more information on Section 8 and Timegate studios, please visit them at their website, and definitely check out the game -- it's available now.
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Love Quotations | Best love quotations

Love is a simple word. But maintaining a love affair is not easy. Its an examination where you face different types of hurdles. You must possess that strength in mind which would lead you to a successful relationship. There are so many ups and downs come in love but you have to overcome them. Any wrong step can be the reason of lifelong pain. When you are in love, you meet some happy moments too. Happiness, sorrow, anger, everything helps to complete a relationship. Many renowned authors have written lots of popular love quotes. Once you will read them, you would realize how much passion and feeling are included there. Go through some of the wonderful love quotations and enrich your life with color, health and satisfaction.

Best love quotations

“Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes.
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears.
What is it else?
A madness most discreet,
a choking gall and a preserving sweet.”-------William Shakespeare.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud...”----- -The Bible.

“Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.” ----John Dryden.

“Like music on the waters is they sweet voice to me.”-------Lord Byron

“Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others' love to us.”----- Thomas Trahern.

“Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.” ------Charles Dickens

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”----Charlie Brown.

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...”------- -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“The hottest love has the coldest end.”----Socrates.

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” ---- Mother Teresa

“True love is a discipline in which each divines the secret self of the other and refuses to believe in the mere daily self.”----- -William Butler Yeats.

Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”------- -William Shakespeare.

“It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.”--- Samuel Butler.

“Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same”---- Voltaire.

“All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee to me.”-----William Shakespeare, "Sonnet XLIII"

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”------Aristotle

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” -----Edna St Vincent Millay

“The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he's a baby.” ------ Natalie Wood.

“True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations; it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart”--- Honore de Balzac.

“Can miles truly separate you from friends.... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?” ----Richard Bach

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Famous Love Sayings | Top Love Sayings

 “When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.”
Elizabeth Bowen 

 “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” Hubert Humprey

 “You love simply because you cannot help it.” Kim Anderson 

  “Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.” Germaine De Stael

 “True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.” Antoine De Saint-Exupery



Love Sayings are less formal than love quotes. Famous Love Sayings are simple phrases which famous people have said or the once that have been made popular by frequent use by people. Love Sayings have the ability to capture your near and dear one's heart. You can impress your sweetheart with Famous Love Sayings. You can use these on your desktop as wallpapers or send to your friends.

Popular Love Sayings will help you in expressing your love thoughts in a more presentable style. There are many famous figures who have spoken about love. Given below are some Love Sayings for you beloved and friends. Enjoy the Famous Love Sayings.

Top Love Sayings

When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
~ Elizabeth Bowen

So dear I love him that with him,
All deaths I could endure.
Without him, live no life.
~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

The most precious possession that ever comes
To a man in this world
Is a woman's heart.
~ Josiah G. Holland

You love simply because you cannot help it.
~ Kim Anderson

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.
~ Hubert Humprey

Hearts are not to be had as a gift
Hearts are to be earned...
~ William Butler Yeats

True love doesn't have a happy ending:
True love doesn't have an ending.
~ Anonymous

Love is not a matter of counting the years...
But making the years count.
~ Michelle St. Amand

A heart that loves is always young.
~ A Greek Proverb

If I know what love is,
It is because of you.
~ Herman Hesse

All love that has not friendship for its base,
is like a mansion built upon the sand.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
~ Germaine De Stael

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.
~ Samuel Lover

The life and love we create is the life and love we live.
~ Leo Buscaglia

You don't love a woman because she's beautiful,
She is beautiful because you love her.
~ Anonymous

Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.
~ Josh Billings

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Just because someone doesn't love you
in the way you want them to,
doesn't mean that they don't love you
with all they've got.
~ Anonymous

Love withers with predictability; its very essence is surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever.
~ Leo Buscaglia

To get the full value of joy
You must have someone to divide it with.
~ Mark Twain

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
~ Janos Arany

Love doesn't make the world go round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
~ Elizabeth Browning

We are all born for love...
it is the principle existence and it's only end.
~ Disraeli

We can only learn to love by loving.
~ Iris Murdoch

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within the reach of every hand.
~ Mother Teresa

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.
~ St. Augustine

You can give without loving,
But you cannot love without giving.
~ Amy Carmichael

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
~ by Karen Sunde

What the heart gives away is never gone ...
It is kept in the hearts of others.
~ Robin St. John

The human heart, at whatever age,
opens to the heart that opens in return.
~ Maria Edgeworth

Love, you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy.
~ Ralph Connor

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
~ Thomas Fuller

Paradise is always where love dwells.
~ Jean Paul F. Richter

True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
~ Honore de Balzac
Pigmaleão
The convictos bachelors inform: nowadays, they lack worthy women of an ascent to the altar. Badly they know who the last oneto think thus finished marrying a statue. The citizen in question was Pigmaleão, king of Crete. In search of the perfect feminine form, the monarch made a magnificent sculpture and finished if getting passionate for it. As good boyfriend, it started to give gifts to it, but, clearly, the inanimate being remained impassível. The desperation of the youngster ahead of the situation was size that obtained to comover Afrodite. The goddess decided, then, to help it. It treated to give to life the rock woman, that received the name from Galatéia, if married Pigmaleão and still it gave a son to it, Pafo call.
Pigmaleão
The convictos bachelors inform: nowadays, they lack worthy women of an ascent to the altar. Badly they know who the last oneto think thus finished marrying a statue. The citizen in question was Pigmaleão, king of Crete. In search of the perfect feminine form, the monarch made a magnificent sculpture and finished if getting passionate for it. As good boyfriend, it started to give gifts to it, but, clearly, the inanimate being remained impassível. The desperation of the youngster ahead of the situation was size that obtained to comover Afrodite. The goddess decided, then, to help it. It treated to give to life the rock woman, that received the name from Galatéia, if married Pigmaleão and still it gave a son to it, Pafo call.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Garlic
# It is considered energizante, regenerative, antigripal, preventive ofcardiac and circulatórios problems, antibiotic natural, beyond excellent coadjuvante in the treatment of other illnesses.

# the Greek poet Homero tells in its epic poem, Odyssey, that Ulisses used the garlic to make Circe to get passionate itself for it, getting rid itself thus of a witch.

# the slaves who had constructed the pyramid of faraó Tutankamon fed themselves with enormous amounts of garlic to guarantee the forces and if to exempt of a without-number of illnesses, as tifo and surtos of cólera.

# the Greeks recommended garlic tea to become the voice most limpid and to move away grippes, cooled, coughs, bronquites and asthma. Everything this with the endorsement of dr. Hipócrates that, in its compendiums of medicine, already cited the vapor use of garlic in the treatment of tumors.

# Researchers had discovered in the garlic an bactericidal action. In the World War I, when other anti-septic ones failed, the doctors used a garlic folder to deal with infectados wounds.
Garlic
# It is considered energizante, regenerative, antigripal, preventive ofcardiac and circulatórios problems, antibiotic natural, beyond excellent coadjuvante in the treatment of other illnesses.

# the Greek poet Homero tells in its epic poem, Odyssey, that Ulisses used the garlic to make Circe to get passionate itself for it, getting rid itself thus of a witch.

# the slaves who had constructed the pyramid of faraó Tutankamon fed themselves with enormous amounts of garlic to guarantee the forces and if to exempt of a without-number of illnesses, as tifo and surtos of cólera.

# the Greeks recommended garlic tea to become the voice most limpid and to move away grippes, cooled, coughs, bronquites and asthma. Everything this with the endorsement of dr. Hipócrates that, in its compendiums of medicine, already cited the vapor use of garlic in the treatment of tumors.

# Researchers had discovered in the garlic an bactericidal action. In the World War I, when other anti-septic ones failed, the doctors used a garlic folder to deal with infectados wounds.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Done Moving, Podcast, Fruitsource

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Misc: Well, it took a lot more effort more time than I ever thought it would, but our move to the new place is finally complete. We turned in our old keys a couple of days ago, made our final run to the dump, and all that's left is to put away a few things still laying around in our new space.
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Although it was extremely painful thanks to a good deal of underestimation on my part and entirely too many trips up and down stairs, it feels nice to be in the new space and having things start to settle down. My wife and I are definitely creatures of habit, and getting jarred out of our routine is fairly uncomfortable. It's not that we can't handle change, but our jobs and our lives in general are fairly chaotic, so we like to have a very stable, calm center in the home. When that gets disrupted, all bets are off.
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Thankfully, it seems as though the roughest waves are starting to smooth out. It might sound a little funny, but right now being boring and settled seems like the best thing the world to me.
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Games: Here’s a link to the latest GameCritics podcast. In it, we discuss Scribblenauts (DS), Muramasa (Wii), and the role of ease and accessibility in terms of games and their appeal to the mass market. Although I've got a few other game-related things to talk about, I'm going to take easy tonight and shelve that stuff until later. However, look for an interview with the developers of 360 shooter Section 8 coming soon -- most likely in the next update.
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Food: FruitSource bars (found at Safeway and other grocery stores in the produce section) KICK ASS.

They’re like a dozen fruit roll-ups squashed together into a thick, chewy ingot of pure sugary-sweet goodness. Just thinking about one now is making me salivate.
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These things are so good, I would easily eat six or eight of them in a sitting if I wasn't concerned about contracting diabetes immediately afterward. The best part is that they contain two servings of fruits, so it's not junk food all... just hyper-condensed fruit.
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Totally recommend these things. They are worth every penny.
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Chiclete

* When the Spanish conquerors had invaded the Aztec Empire, in 1518, had found prostitutes who chewed a type of gum, discovery hundreds of years before for the Mayans, in the south of Mexico. They had perceived thatchicle - a thick and milky liquid that left cuts made in the tree sapodilha and later hardened in gum form - was extremely flavorful.

* In 1993, however, the Swedish researcher Bangt Nordqvist published a scientific article in which it affirmed that the gum to chew had appeared very before. It found in the south of its country three resin pieces of birch chewed by human teeth close to skeletons of the time of the Age of the Rock. Nordqvist affirms that the product contains zilitol, a used deodorant for dental cleanness, that helped the primitive men to keep the protecting arches.

* As much that is truth that first chiclete was patented in day 28 of December of 1869 for the American dentist William Semple. Using the rubber as raw material, it produced gums so that its patients exercised the jaw and stimulated the gengivas. It exists until today under the name of Chiclets.

* But the great revolution in the old habit to chew was headed by the photographer Thomas Adams Jr It discovered that the gum served as dainty.
Chiclete

* When the Spanish conquerors had invaded the Aztec Empire, in 1518, had found prostitutes who chewed a type of gum, discovery hundreds of years before for the Mayans, in the south of Mexico. They had perceived thatchicle - a thick and milky liquid that left cuts made in the tree sapodilha and later hardened in gum form - was extremely flavorful.

* In 1993, however, the Swedish researcher Bangt Nordqvist published a scientific article in which it affirmed that the gum to chew had appeared very before. It found in the south of its country three resin pieces of birch chewed by human teeth close to skeletons of the time of the Age of the Rock. Nordqvist affirms that the product contains zilitol, a used deodorant for dental cleanness, that helped the primitive men to keep the protecting arches.

* As much that is truth that first chiclete was patented in day 28 of December of 1869 for the American dentist William Semple. Using the rubber as raw material, it produced gums so that its patients exercised the jaw and stimulated the gengivas. It exists until today under the name of Chiclets.

* But the great revolution in the old habit to chew was headed by the photographer Thomas Adams Jr It discovered that the gum served as dainty.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

If Only


There have been a lot of exciting projects over the last few weeks leaving little time for face drawing. I'll get back to it soon.

A project I've been working on with the lovely people at Fishburn Hedges for the National Science and Engineering Competition has just been featured over at the Guardian Website. Go to the Guardian site to see more of the images.

'If only ... ' Leading figures from the worlds of entertainment, science and business reveal the inventions they wish existed, with a view to encouraging Britain's budding young scientists and engineers to enter the National Science and Engineering Competition.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/gallery/2009/sep/23/national-science-engineering-competition




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dasara sms, dussehra sms:-

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I PRAY
THIS DASARA SHOWERS UPON
SHANTI
SHAKTI
SAIYAM
SAMMAAN
SARALTA
SAFALTA
SAMRIDHI
SANSKAAR
SWAASTHYA.
“HappY DasarA”
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May this Dasara,
light up for you.
The hopes of Happy times,
And dreams for a year full of smiles!
Wish you Happy Dasara.
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Wish u happy dasara. Festival of Durga Astami , Ayuda puja , & Vijaya Dashami to all of my friends.
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May this Dasara,
light up for you.
The hopes of Happy times,
And dreams for a year full of smiles!
Wishing you Happy Dasara.
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Soneri Suryachi...Soneri Kirane...Soneri Kiranancha....Soneri Diwas....Soneri Diwasachya...Soneri Shubhechchha....Keval....Sonyasarkhya Lokanna....!Happy Dasara....!
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RAWAN ke 10 Sar, 20 Aakhein, par Nazar Ek hi ladki par, Aapka Sar 1, Aankhein 2, par Nazar har ladki par. Ab batao ki.? Asli Rawan kaun.? Wish u HAPPY DASARA
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ravan ke das sir dekhke mera dost bola ki yeh apne dus siron ka bhar kasain uttha leta hain hum to ek ka bhi nahi uttha pate sachin says tenshion hi itni thi unke pass ki das siron ka sahara lena pada
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Lentil
It is a esverdeada seed, of the family of the leguminosas, generally vendida dries. Its grains small and are flattened. It needs to be of gravy during a good time before being used. It has three varieties: the brown, the green and the red. The first one, also known for Egyptian lentil, kitchen easily and is excellent to be served hot or cold, in saladas, with rice or gravy on masses; second it is resembled the brown and can be consumed hot or cold; the third kitchen quickly, being soft, with creamy consistency. Very rich in protein, it can also be used in creams, soups, stews or be cozida with rice. It is a used grain since the Seniority, and still today very appreciated, mainly in the Europe, Middle East and India, for the preparation of creams and mingaus.
Lentil
It is a esverdeada seed, of the family of the leguminosas, generally vendida dries. Its grains small and are flattened. It needs to be of gravy during a good time before being used. It has three varieties: the brown, the green and the red. The first one, also known for Egyptian lentil, kitchen easily and is excellent to be served hot or cold, in saladas, with rice or gravy on masses; second it is resembled the brown and can be consumed hot or cold; the third kitchen quickly, being soft, with creamy consistency. Very rich in protein, it can also be used in creams, soups, stews or be cozida with rice. It is a used grain since the Seniority, and still today very appreciated, mainly in the Europe, Middle East and India, for the preparation of creams and mingaus.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chocolate
The Aztecs already knew cacao broadbeans centuries before the arrival of the Spaniard in America. They made with themtchocolatl (bitter water), a dark, bitter and cold drink, made with the seeds of the cacaueiro. She was prepared with pepper and spices. E before serving, the Aztecs spilled the drink of the high one, to make foam.

In 1502, the island of Guanaja, inhabited for Aztecs, received the squadron from Columbus. The navigator was one of the first Europeans to prove the flavor of the chocolate. But the product gained the world in century 16. The conqueror Hernán Cortez arrived at Mexico, entered in contact with the Aztecs of the time of emperor Montezuma II, knew the chocolate he took and it for the Europe. When it arrived there, the sugar, the cinnamon and vanilla had substituted the pepper. The delight if became so valuable that its production in Spain was kept in secret for more than a century.

In century 17, the first store specialized in chocolates appeared in London. In Paris, in the following century, the first plant of the product was installed. Up to 1861, the candy was consumed only in the liquid form. Still in century 19, the dutches had created the chocolate in dust and bar. In 1876, the Swiss Daniel Peter decided to add milk and to more invent the consumed sort in Brazil today
Chocolate
The Aztecs already knew cacao broadbeans centuries before the arrival of the Spaniard in America. They made with themtchocolatl (bitter water), a dark, bitter and cold drink, made with the seeds of the cacaueiro. She was prepared with pepper and spices. E before serving, the Aztecs spilled the drink of the high one, to make foam.

In 1502, the island of Guanaja, inhabited for Aztecs, received the squadron from Columbus. The navigator was one of the first Europeans to prove the flavor of the chocolate. But the product gained the world in century 16. The conqueror Hernán Cortez arrived at Mexico, entered in contact with the Aztecs of the time of emperor Montezuma II, knew the chocolate he took and it for the Europe. When it arrived there, the sugar, the cinnamon and vanilla had substituted the pepper. The delight if became so valuable that its production in Spain was kept in secret for more than a century.

In century 17, the first store specialized in chocolates appeared in London. In Paris, in the following century, the first plant of the product was installed. Up to 1861, the candy was consumed only in the liquid form. Still in century 19, the dutches had created the chocolate in dust and bar. In 1876, the Swiss Daniel Peter decided to add milk and to more invent the consumed sort in Brazil today

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Interview with: Jim Deal of Airtight Games on... Dark Void

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Games: At the most recent PAX show, I was fortunate enough to spend a bit of time with a game I had been greatly anticipating: Dark Void from Washington's own Airtight Games.
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Produced in conjunction with Capcom, Dark Void is an adventure game featuring aliens and jetpacks inside the Bermuda triangle. With tight transitions between air and land on top of clever vertical combat, this title is definitely one to watch -- it also doesn't hurt that the people behind it are some of the same folks who worked on one of my favorite Xbox titles, Crimson Skies.
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Airtight Games’ president and creative director Jim Deal was kind enough to spend a few moments talking with me about this upcoming title, and I'm quite glad to share what he had to say.
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What should players to know about Airtight Games?
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Airtight Games is a studio formed by several people from the core team that worked on Crimson Skies for Xbox. We banded together with Ed Fries, former Microsoft VP and Games Consultant and formed a studio whose intent is to make triple-A action adventure games. Right now we have two projects in the works, Dark Void and one other project that is as of yet unannounced.
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Being based in Redmond, what are the advantages or preferable conditions that made you locate your studio in the Pacific Northwest?
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We located here because the founding members were already here, having worked together at Microsoft. When the project we were working on got cancelled, I went and talked to Ed about starting up a new company to do some action adventure titles, and Airtight Games was formed. The location is great because there are a lot of game companies in the neighborhood, so there is a lot of talent around. Also, it is easy to get people to move to the Seattle area. Housing is relatively cheap and the quality of life is high.
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How did Airtight and Capcom connect on this project?
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We met with Capcom 3 years ago to talk about another project and immediately there was a meeting of the minds between the two teams. The project in question ended up not going forward and we developed Dark Void instead.
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What were some of the influences behind the game, both in terms of game design as well as the artistic style? (And how many times did the team watch or read The Rocketeer?)
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Well, there were many influences. Rocketeer was one of them, of course. We liked the rocket pack and flight, but felt it had a little more of a pulp 30's look than we wanted in the end. We tuned our character to give him a little more grit that fit better with our fiction. Naturally, since the core team did Crimson Skies for Xbox, there was a lot of influence there as well. Again, though, Dark Void takes an entirely new direction and has a more sophisticated feel.
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In general, what were the overall goals when the game was first on the drawing board? Obviously, the flight mechanic is central, but what were the surrounding and supporting ideas?
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The goal from the start was to do a game that featured flying, but that also had an on foot element. What we wound up with was, flying, on foot, and everything in between (hovering, vertical combat, and jacking of flying vehicles.) It is an ambitious project.
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Did some team members’ experiences working on Crimson Skies inform the design or plan of Dark Void, and if so, how?
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Sure, there was definitely influence there. We had experience doing a game that featured flying and dogfighting, and we wanted to play to our strengths. But, as stated above, that was only one of the goals. We wanted to blend in all the other stuff as well.
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Besides Crimson Skies, what other games have the team members worked on?
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We have a pretty diverse group here that includes experience on past games like NFL Blitz, Supreme Commander, Combat Flight Simulator, Metroid Prime, NASCAR Racing, Dead Space and too many others to list. All this experience blends together well to create an atmosphere of collaboration and creative confluence.
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I may be wrong, but the game seems designed for American sensibilities… is that the team’s intent? Are there any concerns about how it will be received in other markets?
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While the core feel and look of the game is definitely American, we have been well received in Europe as well. From past experience I know that games like Crimson Skies and Combat Flight Sim did very well in Europe. I think the flight element of the game may attract some of the same audience.
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The game felt smooth and comfortable at the recent PAX convention. Was it difficult to create a good transition for the player going from air to land and vice versa? Also, how much of the game will feature flight and how much will take place on foot?
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The smoothness you felt was definitely no accident and in fact took a lot of planning and development time. There was some very close collaboration between the tech team, the animators and the game designers to pull that off. In fact, we recreated whole huge systems for the camera and animation to get it right. I think the results bear out that the effort was worth it.
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Will the game feature choices or alternate paths/outcomes or endings?
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The game-play is designed to give the player a choice in the way objectives are achieved. For example, there are a number of different ways to get though combat. You can hover and rain fire from above, or just forge ahead blasting away on foot, take cover and be systematic in your approach or even use the rocket pack and its superior fire power. There are a number of different approaches to each situation. The narrative itself is linear and it takes the player through an unusual ride that hits on the elements of the mythologies of many different cultures. The ending will always be the same, but I don't want to give it away.
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Last I heard, there’s no multiplayer aspect to Dark Void. Personally, I don’t believe every game needs it, but was it a difficult decision to come to considering its popularity in the current environment?
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We considered multiplayer for Dark Void but in the end decided to focus on the single player experience. With all the different game play modes and transitions from one to the other I believe it was the right thing to concentrate on for this release.
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Will there be any differences between the different platforms, technically or in terms of potentially planned DLC?
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All platforms will include the same content and gameplay. The only differences will be found a special PC build we are putting together with Nvidia featuring some of their high end particle physics. Otherwise all will be identical.
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If you had to convince a player to buy Dark Void in just one sentence, what would it be?
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Experience the freedom of flight, the fun of combat on foot and all modes in between, that's Dark Void.
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Infinite thanks to Jim Deal and the rest of Airtight Studios. For more on them or the game, you can visit their website HERE. Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled for Dark Void published by Capcom and hitting shelves in January 2010.
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Cheese
# the cheese is one of the foods that the biggest calcium concentration possesss. An average slice of mussarela contains 207 mg of the mineral.

# For return of 400 B.C. the estruscos not only produced its proper cheese with goat milk, as they ralavam already it, as he was proven in archaeological hollowings.



# British Scientists had announced that, in contrast the popular belief, the rats and mice do not like cheese. In the truth they like exactly are of foods with high text of sugar, as supreme and fruits and would have certain disgust for flavor foods and smell forts, as the cheese.

# In some countries of the Europe, where the culture of trufas exists (mushrooms), the dogs are trained would iguaria to find it with the embedded piece use of cheese under the ground. Its I smell fort facilitates the search, and the cachorros costumam to appreciate the flavor very.
Cheese
# the cheese is one of the foods that the biggest calcium concentration possesss. An average slice of mussarela contains 207 mg of the mineral.

# For return of 400 B.C. the estruscos not only produced its proper cheese with goat milk, as they ralavam already it, as he was proven in archaeological hollowings.



# British Scientists had announced that, in contrast the popular belief, the rats and mice do not like cheese. In the truth they like exactly are of foods with high text of sugar, as supreme and fruits and would have certain disgust for flavor foods and smell forts, as the cheese.

# In some countries of the Europe, where the culture of trufas exists (mushrooms), the dogs are trained would iguaria to find it with the embedded piece use of cheese under the ground. Its I smell fort facilitates the search, and the cachorros costumam to appreciate the flavor very.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Demon's Souls, Moving, Community

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Still waiting on that interview, so in the meantime we resume our regularly-scheduled blog…
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Games: I had to put Demon’s Souls aside for while to cover a couple of must-review titles, but I decided that I was going to take a break from reviewing for the weekend and just play for fun. Popping it back in my PS3, I was instantly sucked back in. Taking that short time away, I had forgotten how ridiculously awesome it is. The atmosphere, the feeling of exploration… everything. I totally love this game, and observant readers will note that my ‘top10 of all time’ along the left margin of this page has been recently adjusted to reflect my affection.
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That's not to say the game is flawless, though-- it suffers from the same issue so common to many RPGs in that the developers want you to choose the type of character you play before you really know what your preferred play style will be. Of course, everyone has their leanings. I tend to play brute strength characters and tanks most of the time because I don't like relying on magic spells when there is the danger of running out of mana, energy, or what have you. I went that route this time (choosing a female Temple Knight at the outset) and I've been generally pleased, but it takes a lot of effort to give a TK magic ability, and more than a couple times I've wished that I had a little more potency in terms of long-range attacks. Of course, by the time I realized that having the option would be desirable, I had already put so many hours into the character that the idea of starting over was not appealing at all. The same choosing-too-soon trap happened to me with Oblivion, and to this day I'm convinced that developers shouldn’t make a player commit to a class until they've been able to spend an hour or two noodling around.
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There are a few other things that I can nitpick as well. The first is that since I'm playing a female character, it's been a little frustrating that every new set of armor I've found has been male-only. I'm hoping that I find some new stuff to equip before too much longer, but this gender bias means that I left piles of bright, shiny kit behind for the goblins to pick at, and that doesn't make me happy.
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The other thing that needs a tweak is that the game should make it a little easier to compare the equipment you’ve already got on to the stuff you're considering purchasing, or stuff you’ve found in the field. It's a little hard to tell when something is actually ‘better’ or has special properties.
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For example, the shield my character started with was extremely tough, but I found one later on that had the exact same numbers in terms of statistics, but seemed to have special elemental resistance. However, I couldn't confirm that. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place or at the right screen, but it seems to me that this type of information could be a little clearer.
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Those issues are just nitpicks, though… Demon’s Souls is still one of the best games I've played this year, and is certainly one of the best in its genre, overall. If you're a PS3 player who's got an interest in the Action-RPG genre and you haven't pre-ordered this game yet, you’re crazy. You are of unsound mind. Literally.
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Misc: Today was supposed to be the final day of my move to the new place, but I'm extremely sad to report that my energy level was quite low after having moved last two days in a row, and there were just too many odds and ends to completely wrap up. That said, my wife and I did manage to make a good deal of progress, and I think that one more quick run-through tomorrow after work should probably do it. I hope. I mean, it's got to end sometime, right?
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TV: Frequent readers of the blog might have picked up that I am something of a Joel McHale fan. I think he does a fantastic job on The Soup (the best since Kinnear, and in all honesty, probably even better than Kinnear was) and his recent turn in the new series comedy Community was pretty damned respectable as well.
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Costarring Chevy Chase and a supporting cast that seems to have potential, the premise is that McHale’s character is a recently-discredited attorney who needs to go back to college and earn his degree legitimately. The hook? He's not really a nice guy. In fact, he's kind of a self-centered, self-serving scumbag who has no issue with manipulating people and worming his way through any situation in order to get to where he wants to be.
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It's interesting to have a centerpiece of a show like this be a fairly despicable character, and there's just enough edgy Soupishness to his performance to keep things popping. The first episode wasn't a complete home run, but it was better than most. I will definitely be tuning in next week. (Via DVR, of course.)
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