Category Archives: Electronic Gaming

Tekken 6 Screenshots!

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In other words, “PAGBIGYAN!”

Yeah, although I am a latecomer when it comes to owning a game console, at least I could finally upload my screenies to WordPress.com! (:

Sadly, I cannot take a direct XMB screenie at Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Huhuhuuuu… what to do now?

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This is a screenshot from Scenario Campaign. I didn’t realize that I would choose my own character who would substitute Lars!

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Here, Lili could be any character, haha!

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Well, if you know that I am making each of my fave characters’ styles turn into a Yeng Constantino fandom! Hurrah me for styling them like they’re doing cosplay! Let’s see what happens!

Sadly, Tekken should return the screenshot capability in Tekken once they develop Tekken 7–and wait, they should not skip to PS4 first (as in PUH-LEEZE, the Tekken team should not jump to the PS4 just yet! Give PS3 more time to be as popular as the PS2 with your presence!). Also, they should learn a thing or two from Soulcalibur about character customization and they should add character creation as well! As much as I do LOVE Soulcalibur, sadly, they removed Talim at SCV, which sucked but anyways, Leixia, Elysium, Viola and Ivy really gave justice to SCV–but still, the customization clothes are still lacking!

Just like any casual gamer who only takes most video games for fun (and not for grounds for competition), I only had a PSP at late 2007 (no joke, I was never interested in having a PSP not until the PSP 2000 came–and I chose the PSP 2000) and had Tekken DR as a game from the memory card and not from the UMD. That was the reason why I fall for Tekken and suddenly, I wished to have a PS3 right away.

I suggest, Tekken 7 should be at least a combination of both Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag 2 when it comes to stages, customizations, character roster, and other features such as err… Scenario Campaign with 2 players (yes, each player should choose their character pre-customized!), Gold Rush (plus Roulette), Online Battle without any codes to input, Customizations (upper body and arms should be again, separate; ditto with lower body and feet, just like how Tekken 6 did it–but the customization choices should also root from both T6 and TTT2–decals should be this time applied to the skin/body haha!).

Off-Topic: Customizations for the prospective Tekken 7 – Suggestions

1.) Customize the character’s voice and language option as well (I think each one should have the option to speak English, Japanese or their native language). For instance, Lili should speak English and French at the same time. Leo should speak English and German at the same time… while Christie and Eddy should speak English and Portuguese at the same time, same with Miguel who should speak Spanish and English at the same time.

2.) Decal Application should also be for the skin/body. In Soulcalibur V, I really like placing tattoos all over my created characters’ body, so why not in Tekken? I hope in customization mode, characters should also have decals at their skin as well.

3.) Customizations offered from both Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag 2 should be combined, but the Tekken 6 system should be followed (upper body is SEPARATE from arms, while lower body should be SEPARATE from feet). Characters’ personal item move (T6) should also be combined with the universal item move of TTT2. Also, change of outfit should follow the TTT2 system (just press square and you have a lot of outfit slots to choose from–and these outfit slots should be until 50!).

4.) With regards to the hair customization, the T6 system should also be followed. At least you have the freedom to choose which hairstyle you want to apply, provided that the hair base serves as a guide to choosing the right hairstyle (back).

5.) Tekken should also offer Character Creation. Here, you just have to choose the fighting style of your character or mix it up with the different fighting styles of his/her favorite characters. Still, the same system I suggested should also be followed, but different faces should be offered (e.g., the face of Lili or Leo should be there, the T6 faces, please! Or both T6 and TTT2, haha!).

6.) The stages should also be PRESENT AT ALL TIMES. Hidden Retreat and the Tomato thing should be UNLOCKABLES, and other stages from T5DR should be renovated to a new one, especially the Gold Rush stage, it should be converted into a two-tier/balcony stage.

7.) Inner and outer clothes should be applied at the upper body… for ALL characters!

8.) Bare hands and bare feet should be for ALL the ladies while shirtless, bare hands and bare feet should be for ALL guys.

9.) Makeup option, just like in SCV!

10.) Also, do not forget the Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection customizations! Please, and thank you!

Other suggestions

1.) Tekken should have “Tag Mode” separate from Online Mode and Offline Mode. Here, anyone could choose between online and offline mode if they select “TAG MODE.”

2.) Online mode should follow the T6 system, since there should never be any required codes to input.

3.) TEKKEN TUNES – Please, do not forget that one!

4.) Another RPG mode should be added (besides Scenario Campaign Mode). It should be a story mode wherein the selected character should fight his/her boss character. It could either be a single player or a TAG one (just like in T6 Scenario Mode, but T6 only requires a player to use just one character), but here, you switch character roles. For instance, your main character is Lili, and her partner is Alisa. You want to switch their roles, then you could, so you have Alisa as your main character!

5.) Oh, and Online Mode should also include Gold Rush. (:

6.) Gold Rush Mode should also include Roulette, Lucky Box, and whatever means to increase fight money.

7.) Tekken should also be released for PC/Mac (Scenario Campaign/RPG Mode).

8.) Change background music of each stage, just like in TTT2 and SCV.

9.) Namco Bandai should also hire Kanno Yoko as their composer, onegai-shimasu!

10.) Create your own stage — as in Minecraft Mode!

If you just need to post any more suggestions, feel free to do so, for as long as the comments are constructive, thank you!

POLL/SURVEY: The PlayStation 2 (PS2) vs. the PlayStation 3 (PS3)

So far, despite the “death” of the PlayStation 2, it is still hailed as the best gaming console of all time. No wonder, many games such as Final Fantasy X-2 (never played this game, what a waste–since my PS3 did not inherit the backwards compatibility of the previous PS3 models, but I still have the PS2, but it isn’t mine, either) and other great games are still sold for the PS2, and the latest games made for the PS2 are still rampant–just Google it or take a peek at Kotaku for more!

Some of people might not know that I wished to own a PlayStation 3–yes, the slim one. However, I lost interest in gaming not until I decided to go back–and voila! I finally have it!

Well, this is an OPEN forum… what will you choose, the PS2 or the PS3, and tell me why it is awesome.

Or let’s make a format…

General Rule: You do not need to answer all the questions. Just choose whichever you feel like answering. (:

Take your pick

1.) Do you own a PS2 and/or a PS3?

2.) Which is better, the PS2 or the PS3? Cite reasons why it is better than the other.

3.) If you think that both the PS2 and the PS3 are awesome, which games do you mostly play on these two consoles?

4.) To current PS2 users/owners, have you ever considered buying a PS3/will you ever consider buying a PS3? Why or why not?

5.) To current PS3 users/owners, have you ever owned/tried the PS2?

6.) To people who own BOTH consoles, which do you think suits your personality more?

7.) To PS2 owners, since the PS2 discontinued, how did you feel about the news?

8.) To PS3 owners, how do you also feel about the demise of the PS2?

9.) Which type of PS2/PS3 do you own? NTSC-U/C, NTSC-J or PAL?

10.) To PS3 users, do you buy games that are not only within your region?

For those who previously owned the original PlayStation console (PS1)…

1.) Have you ever considered buying a PS2? Why or why not?

2.) What are your favorite games on the original PlayStation?

3.) When the PS1 discontinued in 2006, how did you feel?

For all PlayStation fans, owners and users…

1.) Are you looking forward to the PlayStation 4?

2.) If you own the original PS, the PS2 and the PS3, which one is the best?

3.) Do you think that the PlayStation 4 will be as awesome as the previous PlayStation models? Why or why not?

4.) Do you also own a portable gaming platform (e.g., PSP, PS Vita)?

5.) Do you own a portable gaming platform other than the PSP/PS Vita (e.g., Nintendo 3DS, etc.)?

Late Post: Hands-on Preview of the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) Super Slim

Specifications:

The console comes up with a controller (DualShock 3), RCA connector (A/V jack), AC power plug (Type G/British plug), Quick Start Manual and Warranty something manual. Well, the specifications include 500 GB (there’s also 250 GB) internal memory, XMB Operating System and err… Wi-Fi capable. Oh, wait… the PS3 could also be like a DVD player and at the same time play Blu-Ray movies. It also supports external HDD via USB ports plus charging mobile phones. (:

The Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim is the PS3 lineup’s latest hardware model to date… but this time, there were a few additions and subtractions with this thingy. Well, let’s weigh it in:

Pros:

1.) If you got used to the PSP, you will also easily familiarize yourself with the system.

2.) Built-in Wi-Fi! LOLz!

3.) You could play music, movies and view photos, of course. Just plug in your external hard drive/flash drive and there you have it! But first, you have to place PHOTO, MUSIC, VIDEO as your folder names. One folder for each label!

4.) You could browse the Internet!

5.) You could set your time via the Internet (yep, date and time!), so that it will be synchronized with your time and timezone. (:

6.) Screenshots! Ahaha, anyways, Google some tips to screenshot your performances. BTW, Tekken 6 and Soulcalibur V supports screenshots, but make sure you press the PS button then go to Photo (Achtung: Only Tekken 6 supports screenshots at ALL times, while SCV only supports screenshots in some parts only).

7.) Free Online Gameplay (Tekken 6).

8.) Dualshock 3 (predecessor is SIXAXIS for some lawsuit reasons by Sony) could always be charged without a need for an AA battery. (:

9.) The manuals do not have to be very looooooooooong and very thick mainly because manufacturers expect PS3 users/gamers to familiarize with the PS3 and or make use of the Internet. Besides, printing a LONG, THICK manual is only a waste of paper and trees.

10.) Like any laptop, it accepts charging of iPhones (:

11.) It has 500GB max. hard drive memory (yay! That is very PS3 to me, though!). Here, NO NEED to use the Memory Stick for PS2.

12.) It plays BLU-RAY discs.

13.) It has OPEN-REGION/region-free games (well, almost every game that comes into the PS3 is not region-locked. My Tekken Tag 2 game is targeted for the European market and is PAL in color, but glad to know that it is compatible with an NTSC PS3 unit). I was never asked in Datablitz whether my PS3 comes from the United States or not, as compared to the Xbox 360 where everyone is asked whether the Xbox unit only plays US and/or NTSC games. (I will make a separate article about programming lockout–e.g., SIM-locked, region-locked.)

14.) The PS3 Super Slim also comes in different colors–no wonder I chose BLUE instead of WHITE. Sadly, they don’t have a pink one.

Cons:

1.) Meh, no backwards compatibility (Not compatible when it comes to installing Linux plus when you wish to play PS2 games–you have to go to the PS Store online if you would like to play PS2 games).

2.) You have to eject the disc by pressing the “LEFT” button found on the console (not on the controller!).

3.) You have to buy yourself a separate HDMI cable if you want BETTER graphics (yes, to Tekken fans, take note of that one!).

4.) UPDATES!

5.) You have to register a PSN with another country especially if you live in the Philippines (I hate to say this, but I registered my address in Hong Kong, rather than in the US. Regionalistic-wise, I chose HK despite its PAL-oriented TV system because it’s near PH, like DUH!). Sorry to Vietnamese people with a PS3, I didn’t see Vietnam there. Only Thailand and Indonesia, and also Malaysia. I do not know why they didn’t include the Philippines right there.

6.) The PS3 also does not accept video, music and photo formats other than MP4 (dunno with AVI, MPG or MKV), MP3 and JPG/PNG, respectively. Google if you want to know more about PS3 file format compatibility since I ain’t an expert in those things.

7.) There are some instances where your game receives an error if you enable your Internet connection–in Tekken Tag 2, it’s advisable to disable the PS3’s Wifi if you’re receiving erros about updates and whatsoever since I have experienced that. There are some games that are like that SO PLEASE MAKE SURE that you disable your Internet connection first in Settings before installing the game (yeah, it sucks since I cannot play online with TTT2).

8.) You have to quit the game if you’re going to Settings or view Photos, Music and/or Videos (it is mandatory, sadly).

Overall Take: It may not be a family-friendly console (well, obviously it’s a console for a power user) compared to the Wii, but anyways, it’s still a game console. However, the reason why I chose the PS3 is because of my personal preferences and of course, my standards.

Personal Opinion: Well, YES, I did not regret to own a PS3 despite being super slim (well, there are mixed reviews regarding this one–although I should have got the PS3 original slim rather) since it is still a PS3, no matter how you place it in context. My brother even said that both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 are game consoles recommended for the avid gamer if you’re not into rated G (as in General, for everyone, of all ages, whether you’re an infant or a senior citizen! LOL) games. He even said that most of Wii’s games are for kids (haha! Quite true, but there are some games that are not for kids and for family at all)–well, I think Street Fighter is also qualified to be a Wii game due to its “cartoonish” nature (compared to Tekken, which is a realistically-3D game). After all, anything that is cartoon-ish and/or anime-ish is/are accepted by the Wii (Fire Emblem is also cartoonish/anime-ism as well, despite its rating). Also, GTA V won’t ever be released on the Wii because it’s notorious for being a Rated M game.

If you like to own a PS3/Xbox, make sure that you’re ready for such games that are hardcore (hardcore means, not an eye-candy or a friendly game–in other words, brutal). When it comes to the Wii, make sure that you don’t get tired with the child-oriented games.

Personally, I ain’t a fan of Wii, and never will be a Wii fan, unless someone gives me a Wii console for Christmas (haha, no kidding). I just think that the Xbox 360 and the PS3 are much better consoles, to think that there are shooting games and Tom Clancy games that are released in both worlds. Lately, I recently purchased GTA V since it’s my bro’s favorite game of all time (maji de!?)–and I chose it on the PS3 because he already has an Xbox, and he isn’t using it anymore for many reasons (can’t blame him, though). After all, that is HIS Xbox, and whom am I to touch it? Since I’m the elder sister, I usually let him borrow my PS3 (he will get the Xbox version if he passes his subjects, at least he passed, no failures)–after all, anyone could access my PS3 if they know how to utilize it.

Thoughts: iPod Touch 5th-generation 16GB model


Here’s the video 😀

Okay… there are some features removed and enhanced in some matter: NO REAR CAMERA AND THE STRAP HOOK BUTTON HAS BEEN REMOVED AS WELL.

Black panel at the front… silver at the back.

My take: Now Apple did not allow the iPad mini to be the first device to be the first neophyte device to be incorporated with a retina display. Now I see how backwards Apple really is. They did not actually incorporated video recording function in the iPhone 1st gen model and in the iPhone 3G. That’s something that I’d like to face-palm at. Also, they did not apply higher capacity immediately on the 1st-gen iTouch. They only did that on the 2nd- and 3rd-gen models.

…and then Apple has been suing Samsung for this and that!?

Seriously, Apple never learned a lesson or two. Too bad they only incorporated 8GB on the iTouch 4th-gen as the entry-level model, not the 16GB one. How backwards!

Roaming Around MOA for the nth time plus shopping around Greenhills

So, for the nth time we visited MOA.

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Awwwww cute dog! Well, still a cynophobe, though (huhuhu).

Oh well, so there are plenty of options when you’re in MOA.

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Yes, there is our cosplay queen Alodia! Hooray for being nationwide popular! Haha!

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So we ate at Teriyaki Boy and boy, we finished everything in no time! Haha!

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So there’s the ferris wheel!

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We soon went to Greenhills just to hunt for gadgets (gadget-hunting has always been my outdoor hobby ever since LMAO) and it seemed that it was more fun if we did not ran out much time from walking. At the highest floor of the shopping mall itself, well, that was was the haven for the cheapest gadgets in Metro Manila.

Most sellers there are Muslim people. Well, too bad I did not take a photo of the place although I’d like to do so. Most gadgets there are legit ones that are either brand new or second-hand. The place itself is more of a horror-themed gadget shop since there are many second-hand gadgets there that were stolen from their original owners. I could see that these salespeople have little knowledge in gadgets–in other words, it’s a jeje-mall (IMHO!). Well, hey! They still sell iPhone 3GS and 4 models (brand new or second-hand). It’s very weird since most of these gadgets are not China phones or shanzhai products, which makes it as a safe heaven for power users and anti-shanzhai people to lure the place itself. However, speaking of iPhone cases, they have the most beautiful and good-looking ones. Also, they’re much cheaper (whether it’s a gadget or a casing) compared to those sold at Apple Resellers and shops such as Infomax.

Here’s what I’ve got from GH:

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See? They range from 250-300 Php which make them very affordable if your budget is in a maximum of 3,000 Php. I would recommed GH if you’re going to shop for cheap and affordable items such as casings and accessories, but for gadgets, stay vigilant.

The ambience resembles Quiapo’s Hidalgo and Beijing’s Wangfujing corner (looking in photos). However, if you visit the second to the highest floor, you’ll appreciate it there more if you could afford them.

Sadly I did not bring my digital SLR, but it’s alright. I’ll still consider this place when buying external flash guns. (:

Is it too awkward to have an iTouch if you have an iPhone?

To those who think I’m too boastful to handle, at least I do not have the reputation of looking down to people who do not own an Apple product. If ever I look down on those people, then you have a problem.

Yes, I do own an iPhone 4S (credits to mudra, anyway), but at least I am happy of having one. I post photos of my iPhone NOT to brag, but to open my audience to most of my friends who are not aware of the news yet. So if you think that I feel jealous of people who has an iPhone 5, well, no. I actually like the design of the iTouch 5th generation better — it’s more attractive than the iPhone 5 in person.

So to speak, I’m again aiming for the silver one, in 64GB, yet it costs like 22,000 PHP. Despite that, it’s no problem compared to something that costs like 50,000 pesos.

So why silver? I guess you might not give a damn about this, but I know someone who owns a blue one, and I don’t want to be unoriginal. Another has the pink one, and the yellow-green one (the lime color)? Nahhh… too nerdy. The black one is okay, but my fave Japanese vlogger Kouhei has it, and I’m not too fond of black-colored iOS products.


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Also, if some of you think that I’m living the luxurious life, you’re wrong again. In fact, I will only transfer music files and some video-only apps that will be beneficial in cinematography since this thing has video stabilization (which the 4S, sadly, lacks). No, I won’t title it as a “review” again, I’ll make it as a “hands-on preview” so that nobody in YouTube or in WordPress will complain again why the hell I call this a review and all that.

The iPhone will only be reserved for phone calls, text messages, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, net browsing, et cetera. I won’t use it much as a videocamera for the sake of its memory capacity (64GB is not enough for me to contain bigger files, after all).

Granted, the iPod should only be a music and video player, yet the iTouch is designed as training wheels for the iPhone, according to the late Steve Jobs, without the phone and the SIM card slot. It’s just like a smaller version of the iPad mini Wi-Fi only.

Violent reactions?

I finally found these photos!

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They sell iPads and err… counterfeit gadgets (I though SG is ueber-strict!?).

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This was probably taken with a Sigma lens. Try to click on the photo to enlarge (and don’t forget to evaluate its quality!).

I forgot what mall is this located, however, I’d say it’s within Lucky Plaza.

Yes, bitches. This is one shop to avoid (the set-up is shown, eh) when you wanna go to Singapore. Get your arses off to Funan Digital Mall if you don’t want your money to be burned in hell.

E-Games and O2Jam: Inexistence

Remember when O2Jam was still a famous online game? That rhythm game which attracted several casual gamers and champions alike? Well, lemme tell you why O2Jam and e-games became obsolete…

O2Jam is like a game of finger-head-eye-ear coordination. Yes, the game seems really hard because one finger has to hold and the other MUST type in staccato form. It DAMAGES your keyboard, unless you’re really the type of gamer who has unusual powers. Right?

O2Jam wasn’t a good game. Why? It’s because several O2Jammers do not observe proper etiquette. They usually hate people and cheat as they compete with one another. Another reason why I left O2Jam is because, it isn’t really for me and this is actually the reason why I was completely estranged with someone whom I admire. It was difficult. It was like fighting with one another without valid reason. Well, he was one of those retards who simply talk nonsense at all. I became one of those people who just simply join wars in forums, which make no sense at all. I didn’t like it. I never liked the way most O2Jammers showed their rudeness to their fellow gamers.

Compared to Ragnarok, most of the people there are actually behaved. They do not lambast their fellow players UNLESS they are really their enemies in real life. Most Ragnarok players are from all different statuses. There are rich people, middle-class people, etc. who play Ragnarok, as compared to O2Jam where most people do not come from well-respected households.

It is really sad to say that O2Jam is already closed. Well, there’s a lesson that the creators of this game should learn: Games are not supposed to be like Mathematical equations. Why hello, it’s a music game. Why mix it with confusing holds and y’know… shit that doesn’t really matter at all, right? I really didn’t like those who gave O2Jam a really bad name simply because, maybe things should really not be as unrealistic… like how O2Jam exposed.

Those “police” who tattle-tale things… are actually fake ones. Oh, really? It’s like you’re just doing it for fun, that is. Those people in the e-games forums? Ehem. Even some of the moderators seem too arrogant, as in REALLY fucking arrogant. They also do not observe proper etiquette.

Good good. No more O2Jam. Everyone should learn a lesson.