Saturday night was awesome. I was just playing my newly-bought Dante’s Inferno on my PlayStation 3 game console, while downloading some “good” demo games from the PlayStation Store. I downloaded the demo of Mafia II and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Oh My Gosh! I didn’t know there was a game like Uncharted! The graphics effects are very good! It’s like what Just Cause 2 is like, but I think Uncharted is better. hmm… This makes that game to be added to my wish list O.O
While the Uncharted demo made me like an owl staring at something that is really tantalizing, the Mafia 2 does quite the same. It wasn’t in the best graphics, but it performs so well. In the game, you can interact with ALMOST ALL the things around you. There, you can open the fridge, take some food and eat, check the calendar, collect some PlayBoy posters, what else? The vintage cars? OMG! Mafia II gave me some idea of how would these vintage cars looks like. Sorry to some fans, it’s just that it’s my first time playing a game from the Mafia series. The first Mafia in the PlayStation 2 just didn’t gave me the “love-at-first-sight” effect. Anyway, i’m so loving almost all the new games.
Right now, I’m playing Dante’s Inferno. These days might be very hectic; Final exams, then submission of the documents for my thesis, then there’s a seminar-thingy. But no matter what the level of that hectic-ness is, I can and WILL still play the games I want, anytime and anywhere.
An update from the US PlayStation Network. Proves that the Asian/HK PSN is slow in terms of updates, which sucks.
Sunday morning, I continued playing Dante’s Inferno while downloading another demo named Brutal Legend. Yes! The game where Heavy Metal rules! The game where Jack Black is a true hero! The game that made Ozzy Osbourne appear on video games the second time! The game that made “graphics-should-be-superb” gamers disappointed and made Heavy Metal fans-slash-gamers outrageous! The game that kicked out Rock Band and Guitar Hero for being too “over-produced” and proved these rhythm games are “sell-outs”! In short, the game that I want to play ^_^.
Back in Dante’s Inferno, I’ve already passed Acheron (The earliest passage through Hell), Limbo and Lust, after defeating each of its area’s boss. It was awesome, for real. Quite hard, though I only picked “Zealot” which is the Normal difficulty. The reason why I did not picked Hellish as my difficulty is that, well, I heard from the forums that it was hard, and… yeah, it’s hard. Zealot did a fair challenge. Dante can die, but Mana is forever infinite. This means that, I can use the Holy Cross thousands and thousands of times, ’til my DualShock 3 get broke. My last save point was after defeating Marc Anthony (and Mom just called right now) and Cleopatra. It was real hard to defeat these two. Finally i’m on my way to Gluttony, where the gluttons, or those people who are addicted to food, drugs, alcohol, resides in hell. In the Animated Epic movie (yes, I watched it this morning), Dante fought an evil worm-like monster called Cerberus, but I’m not so sure about the game if it is still the boss in Gluttony. But most probably, it is. The next weekend maybe my opportunity to continue the game. Anyway, it’s time for me to go to bed. I’ve got some things and activities to do tomorrow. Training in the morning, then a seminar (titled: “Truth about Hackers”) later on, and I’ll be the spokesperson, which sucks T__T
Goodnight everyone! Don’t forget our motto: “Born to Play”
|> Jessica & Onew – 1년 後 (One Year Later)
Alright, so yesterday, I had a very good training day in ACI. Around 3PM, I was searching TipidPC for almost all my interests (PC parts, programming, and PS3 games). I found something really interesting. That is, someone is selling off his Dante’s Inferno! I got excited coz’ he’s selling it for 1.2K only. It’s Region 3 and the greatest thing is, it’s a Death Edition one. So i rushed up, sending the seller a message, inquired about the blu-ray game and ta-da! deal set. Around 6PM, training’s done. I remember I told the seller that the meeting place should be in Gateway Mall. He said he’ll be a little late so I should wander around the mall for a moment. I tried windows shopping at Odyssey record bar and saw a lot of my favorite K-Pop artists’ CDs. Also, I saw a lot of my favorite metal and punk bands in that record bar, and there’s even Lamb of God’s latest release, Wrath. There’s also some copies of Trivium’s Ascendancy, Faith No More CDs and other rock n’ roll bands. I told myself, isn’t it 7:30PM already? So, I came out of Odysey and tried sending another sms message to Sir remotecontrolweekend of TipidPC. Later on, I started to feel like I should pee for a moment. On the way to the nearest comfort room, I received remotecontrolweekend‘s sms message, and he told me that he’s already in Gateway Mall. So after pee-ing, I rushed to the Lacoste shop in the second floor. There, I saw a guy wearing an Almost shirt. It was him. No, actually, it wasn’t him, but he’s Sir remotecontrolweekend‘s younger brother. He gave me the Blu-ray then, I gave him my money. We had a little chit chat then…deal’s over. It was fast, and thanks to sir remotecontrolweekend of tpc again for the game. I was really happy back then and I really want to go home already.
Around 8:30PM, finally I’m home. I setup my PlayStation 3, took some caps of the game, and then tried playing it for a bit.
Developer(s): Visceral Games; Artificial Mind and Movement (PSP)
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Writer: Will Rokos
Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360
Genre(s): Third-person hack and slash, action-adventure
First Released: February 4, 2010 (AUS)
Native Resolution: 720P
Played On: PlayStation 3
My copy is Region 3 and is a Death Edition one. Dante’s Inferno was released with another special edition called “Divine Edition”, but it wasn’t a big deal though.
So back to the game, Dante’s Inferno is a hack n’ slash game similar to God of War series that is based on the poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Believe it or not, I’m very interested of the poem, since 4th year high school. It was one of the “many” topics I presented back in that moment, that’s why this game will be very familiar to me. I’m so familiar with the story, and the Nine Circles of hell and some other things involved in it. It combines Greek myths, ancient Italy, Islamic and Christian beliefs as well as the Arabic ones. So it was really a twist to me seeing Dante in this game, killing the devils instead of just passing it by (as depicted in the poem) to save his wife, Beatrice with the help of is co-Florentine poet, Virgil.
This game was heavily compared to fellow hack n’ slash games God of War 3 and Bayonetta. Well, I won’t say anything since, I’m good with GoW series will love Bayonetta once I bought my copy. All I can say is that, Dante’s Inferno tried its very best, and I’m satisfied with it. I guess, it’s just that it’s hard to make competition these days, especially, GoW has already achieved a strong fanbase.
The Death Edition includes the Blu-ray game, redeemable code, digital artwork, commentary and interviews, digital English copy of the whole poem and some other minor things like the box art. I love how the packaging looked like. It was satisfying, though it was just a box.
Lastly, here’s a Youtube video of Dante’s Inferno together with Slayer’s Raining Blood playing in the background:
And now it’s time for my personal ratings:
Packaging: 8/10 – it would be better if they use material other than paper. If ever the Death Edition was spilled with some water, well, it’s ruined. So my advice is, to keep your box out of your sight a.s.a.p.
Graphics: 8/10 – not the best graphics but still it’s enough to satisfy the current taste of the gamers out there. It has a native resolution of 720P, unfortunately.
Sound: 9/10 – I love the background music, I think it’s just “OK” and appropriate with the game’s atmosphere. It wasn’t perfect coz’ I think the developer’s can still give us a better one, it’s just that they’re lazy (as said in other forums…). And it would be better if the thrash metal band Slayer is featured in this game, i’m sure this will rock, right EA?
Gameplay: 7.5/10 – the gameplay is a bit too simple, that Dante can only use that never-get-some-rust Death Scythe.
Story: 9.5/10 – The story is the number one thing that made me buy this game first over Bayonetta. Coz’ I’m a fan of The divine Comedy, although some people, and somehow me, thinks that the game ruined the story, still, it’s worth the watch.
Overall: 8.4 – Dante’s Inferno is a great game for you hack n’ slash fans. I’ really sure you would enjoy it, even for a while.
|> Slayer – Hell Awaits
After CoolPals’ performance today at 1PM, we decided to take a rest inside an empty classroom (that’s room 201 I think). It was me, Carlo, Marvin and Ate Xy. We chitchat for a few moment and came up with something really interesting. That is, to make a music video of what we performed. We also decided to wait for Jef before filming. But then it took us a while already so, forgot the decision, and go home!. But me and Carlo, go shopping @ SM Fairview instead. We ate together at Chowking and then took a quick shopping. We go straight to CyNet gaming so he can play Bayonetta in an XBOX360. Then I shopped by myself. I tried window shopping at Toy Kingdom and then I saw this PS3 vertical stand. Well, it’s for the slims. Actually, the genuine vertical stands costs around 400PHP and it sucks, because, for 400 bucks, you only get that crappy stand. Well, in this case, it’s different. I know it’s not from Sony, and I know it’s not genuine, but most of the time, 3rd party accessories makes you more comfortable. The stand costs 499.00PHP, but the saleslady told me I can avail a 10% off promo that day, so to sum it up, it cost me 450 bucks. Oh, I forgot to tell you, it’s not just a vertical stand, but a 12-in-1 vertical stand for the slims!
Here’s the packaging.
And here you see it fresh from the box. It includes the stand, 2 mountable blu-ray compartments (3 discs per compartment), 2 mountable DualShock 3 compartments, 6 dust cap protectors (for LAN, AV-MULTI, HDMI, USB1, USB2, and blu-ray drive), and a cleaning cloth).
The dust cap protectors fits just right to my PS3, so… say goodbye to dusts!
Even though my one and only DualShock 3 controller has a silicon glove equipped in it, it still fits on the DS3 compartment.
And here’s what i’m talking about, the blu-ray compartment.
And some more captures:
This makes my PS3 cool and comfy ^_^
Believe what you’re seeing right now, it’s Girls’ Generations’ Run Devil Run (and not Red Dead Redemption!)
So how was it?
how about rating it?
Well, I could rate this product for 9.5/10
9.5 because, it’s almost perfect. The only downside is that it has a “too simple” design, just like what you notice in DuraBox products ^^
How about you???
|> Bullet For My Valentine – Her Voice Resides
Back in the old days, I’ve got 2 pairs of 40GB IDE hard drives. A year later, I bought the new Core i7 rig which uses SATA drives instead of IDE ones. And months later, bought myself a slim 120GB PlayStation 3. I assumed that I can use those old drives for the PS3, just to copy movies and pictures (I have a 4GB flashdrive and I think it’s too small for me to copy those HD Girls’ Generation videos I collected so far). Back in Windows XP, formatting isn’t a problem. You can use either FAT32 or NTFS, or even the older FAT and FAT16. But the big problem is, Microsoft excluded that option in Windows Vista and 7, and I believe, even in the next version of Windows… I even bought an external enclosure for those harddisk and finally I’ve got a solution. Well, it’s not like there’s no other solution but I think this one’s the best.
1. Download this: fat32format
2. Extract it to C:\
3. Run > CMD
4. In the command line, type “cd…” so that it will bring you to C:\
5. type in “fat32format :” and Press Enter. Example: fat32format G: (where G is the drive letter of the external USB drive.)
6. A prompt will appear “Warning ALL data on drive ‘f’ will be lost irretrievably, are you sure (y/n)” and type “y” then press Enter.
7. It will format now, and done!!!
Just a warning. This post doesn’t have anything to do with the current PS3 exploits such as the PSJailBreak. I am against those things and you can try checking out this article if you don’t believe me, Here. Please do not practice this method so you can use those exploits. If you do that, you’re really committing a crime.
Long live PlayStation 3!!!
|> Arch Enemy – We Will Rise
What should a true gamer look like when getting obsessed??? yeah, getting obsessed to my new PlayStation 3, we rule!!! scary fuckin’ face…
|> Foo Fighters – Learn to Fly
aryt now folks, finally i got my own PlayStation 3 Slim!!! yeah, it’s the slim one i got here and now i’m gonna introduce it to yah, my new gaming bestfriend (besides Black Honey, and the rest of my gaming gadgets)
ok, so we’ve got the new slim one. it’s slimmer than the originatl “phat” ps3 we’ve seen so far. the idea is that, it consumes less power, less space, but more enhanced “beasty” features such as improved CPU + GPU capabilities, more stable temperature control, and finally, lesser YLOD!!!
what i’ve got here is the CECH-2000A model, which is the 120gb version. this one’s an Asian version, so PlayStation Network Store should be in Hong Kong dollars, instead of USD or Japan Yen. PlayStation Store works for any region, just create another PSN account. Anyway, i don’t care about the currency etc etc… The only difference for me is the Cancel and Ok button which in US versions (X=Ok O=Cancel) while in my Asian version (X=Cancel O=Ok). Kind of different, as my PS2 is configured like the US version’s settings.
i bought the slim one on 110809, @ Datablitz Greenhills. Got it @ 16,800 bucks, my mom bought me as a late-birthday present, together with a copy of Tekken 6, which made me more addicted haha (It’s better to buy things with your mom thank just buying it alone, for her to see how happy you are). btw, this ps3 is equipped with the next generation GPU, called RSX, by NVIDIA, and a multicore CPU called Cell, by IBM. Honestly it’s so powerful, more powerful than today’s gaming PC, and the fact that it costs 299$ nowadays (compared to my Core i7 – Radeon HD4850 rig which cost me for 60,000bucks) and another fact that it has been released for 3 years already. It’s more powerful coz’ it has Wi-Fi, Ethernet port, Bluetooth, what else??? ahmm… the non-stop USB 2.0 action is still there, and the hundred dollar priced blu-ray drive that makes this console the beauty, the beast, and the best… better coz’, i can watch my favorite divx encoded avi, mp4, tp, ts and mkv videos of Girls’ Generation. actually i copied all the episodes of You Are My Destiny in the ps3 harddrive… yeah, it doesn’t suck… it’s wicked sick!!! coz’ i don’t have to place those dvd i burned just to watch them, i just need to navigate the system to the video option and BOOM!!! ok?
so, it comes with a piece of the new redesigned SIXAXIS and/or the never – ending series of the playstation controllers… what was it again? it’s dual shock… it’s dual shock 3!!! shocked? and we’ve got an AV cable, which is i prefer to use, since i don’t have any HDTV in my house at the moment. wait until mom bought one…or two? xD
END OF STORY ^^
– MY OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY MESSAGE BOARDS –
*5 Things I Want To Receive As Present*
1. A Keroro Gunsou Stuffed Toy – Yes, My Recent Favorite Character Is Sergeant Frog… It’s So Cute And Adorable…
2. LG Chocolate phone – It’s snsd’s new phone after the haptic phone…
3. A Direct X 11 GPU – i want AMD 5850 or NVidia GTX 275…
4. A Sony PlayStation 3 – My Mom Actually Got Me This, But She Forgot. So, I Was Hoping If Anyone Of You Could Give Me A PS3 As Present.
5. Girls’ Generation CD – Ohh… I’ve Been Wanting Some Of It For A Long Time And Still, Doesn’t Have, Only Digital. If You Can Give Me One, It’ll Be Highly Apprecited… =)
*5 Reasons Why I Hate Getting Older*
1. Children Will Call Me “Kuya”, And I Hate It Very Much!!!
2. People Will Laugh At Me When They Caught Me Watching “Pokemon” And “Keroro Gunsuo”. And It’s Pretty Annoying…
3. I Hate To Say This,….But Actually, I’m A Person Who Cries A Lot… And Maybe If I Cry One Of These Days, They’ll Tell Me To “Please, Grow Up!!!”. And As Simple Plan Said, “I Don’t Want To Be Told To Grow Up…”.
4. Since Childhood Until Now, I Am Recognized By My Friends And Family As The Most Childish One, And Of The Things That Makes Me Childish Is When I Am Fond Of Making Weird, Cute, Chipmunk Sounds (*Dorky Here). And So, I Think If I Get Older, Then They’ll Just Ignore It And Continue What They Are Doing, Unlike Before, They Actually Laugh And Asks Me, “How’d You Do That?”, “Ohhh, It’s Sooo Cute!!!”, “So Weird…”…Whatever They Say…. I Just Love Doing It… =)
5. My Mom Usually Calls Me “Baby Boy”….Any Idea Why I’m Talking About It??? I’m Sure You Do…LoL xP…She Calls Me That On Phone, On YM, And Everytime She Arrives From Marianas Islands (Work)….And I Think, People Might Laugh Around Me, To See Me, All Grown Up (No, I’m Not Yet!!!!) And My Mom Calling Me That… But, Man, I Love How Mom Calls Me That… She Even Usually Bite The Tip Of My Ears….LoL =) I’m Just A Spoiled Bratt…
*Many Thanks to these People Who Greet Me*
– miica dongsaeng – October 5, 2009/06:18 AM – “oppa happy birthday !! SARANGHAEYO” + “생일축하합니다 (saengil chukha hamnida)”
– agentjjlee @soshified – October 5, 2009/04:15 AM – “Happy Birthday Hwa-Keen Oppa!!! XD”
|> Foo Fighters – Learn to Fly