Nintendo Patents Gaming for n00bs

Great. Just what we need. More gaming accessibility for n00bs.

Honestly, I’m sort of torn on this news. On one hand, I think it’s great that the industry is reaching out beyond its core demographics of pre-, post-, and pubescent male teens. The more diverse the community, the more dynamic the scene will be. With the coming and the eventual rise to domination of the Wii, Nintendo has prove that by minimizing the learning curve, everyone’s inner gamer will be unleashed. More and more moms are playing Wii Sports with their teenagers, and there’s a steady increase in number of “girl gamers”.

On the other, we all know that Nintendo’s only doing this to sell more. Expand your target market, expect more revenues. Maybe that’s not so bad. Maybe decentralizing the expertise on gaming will be ultimately good for the industry, or maybe, by trying to appeal to wider demographics, the gaming experience will be compromised. With game developers targeting a more basic, neutral, common ground in order to attract 40-yo housewives and their 13-yo sons, we can expect a “popularization” of game play, narrative, and–gasp!– even visuals!

What do you think?

Dekaron: Halloween Promo

Shit. I just got news that DEKARON, the game that puts the “mother” in “the most bad-ass motherfuckin’ gory video game of all time”, has a special Halloween Treat (what no tricks?) for its players.

From October 8 to October 15, monsters will randomly drop rice cakes which are blessed by Trieste herself with magical attributes to grant additional stat boosts. The amazing thing about it is that these CAN STACK WITH YOUR CASH ITEMS!

So, that’s like TURBOCHARGING your character when you pump yourself with CASH ITEMS and then consume these rice cakes regularly!

WAAAAAH. I wish I can play Dekaron NOW!!!!

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Game Over: Police Suspect Man Killed Over Online Game Feud

Bonggang bonggang gaming news from Nottingham. Hahaha… La lang.

Police suspect an online game may have motivated a German man into killing a 20-year old man in Nottingham.

“I’m sorry for causing you much trouble lately,” the suspect left in the victim’s girlfriend’s Facebook.

I guess it’s Game Over for the victim; no respawn this time.

Walk This Way: The Launch

I got this invitation from my friend, the lovely but deadly Ms. Che Roces, and she’s inviting bloggers to their party!

It’s going to be held at the popular FriiSpirit center which she co-owns. To learn more about FriiSpirit check out the article about it on ForPlay Magazine.

From FriiSpirit:

Walk This Way: The Launch!

On Friday, September 12, 9pm onwards, FriiSpirit Launches the much awaited AEROSMITH GUITAR HERO! Play, eat, drink, and enjoy all for free! It’s exclusively for bloggers & FriiSpirit members so if you’re either (or both) of those, text back to RSVP!

Or better yet, become a member, and join the fun! No one’s a stranger here at FriiSPIRIT!

Special guest for the evening: Luis Benesa- the Silver Medalist for the 2008 WCG Guitar Hero Asian Championship.

Check out friispirit.blogspot.com for more details.

C’mon people, YOU GOTTA ROCK THIS WAY!

RSVP: 0929 6986738 – Ms. Che Roces

Dekaron SEA on OPEN BETA


Dekaron SEA now on Open Beta beginning September 3, 10AM (Philippine Time) – That means 10 AM in the Philippines, not 10 AM “Filipino Time” hahaha…

That’s less than a day away, chumps. Maybe you think you’re ready for this, but nothing can prepare you for the most motherfucking bad-ass awesome gaming experience you can have online.

BTW, you’d have to pardon me whenever I get too excited and I start cursing out expletives. I’ll censor myself, don’t worry. Like fuck, yeah.

I’ll answer some frequently asked questions, that’ll put my job at risk. Hahaha…

Will there be a server wipe-out after the OBT? NO. I’ve told you before, THERE’S GOING TO BE NO SERVER WIPEOUT after the OBT.

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Dekaron – I Will Wait For You

Hahahaha… ang korny nampotah.

Share ko lang tong video ni Kyla singing Wait For You (originally popularized by Elliot Yamin), kasi feeling ko everyone’s singing this song until bumalik ang Dekaron sa September 3. Oo, next week na yun, pero bakit ba, apektado pa rin kami eh. Hahaha…

Parang may withdrawal syndrome nga ata ako eh. Eto, nidodouble click ko ng paulit-ulit ung icon ng Dekaron. Nakasanayan ko na kasi na naka-window mode yung Dekaron ko habang nagtratrabaho. OO, inaamin ko, AFK ang Summoner ko madalas, pero naman di ba, sa dami ng trabahong nailabas ko for the whole week, it’s a wonder talaga how I managed to raise my summoner up to the level of 52.

Medyo nakakalungkot kasi ni-wipe-out ang servers after ng CBT, pero ganun talaga. S.O.P. yun ng industry. Tsaka iniisip ko, para na rin fair sa mga hindi nakasali sa CBT (exclusive kasi ang account keys). Well, if the buzz is any indication, mukhang mapapasubok kami sa Open Beta sa dami ng gustong mag-laro ng Dekaron.

I feel a special connection to the game Dekaron kasi while I was under the process of applying for the current position I have now, the Marketing Director of mobiusgames who was in charge of considering my application made me write several copies for “Dekaron”. And this was LATE NOVEMBER last year pa! Imagine, from late November last year, I’ve been researching na and familiarizing myself with the game. Bad trip pa, the 2Moons people started blocking IP’s outside N.America when I got wind of the game, so di ko na siya nalaro, unlike some people here.

So ayun, o di ba, sharing sharing moments tayo ngayon? Well, bakit ba, blog ko naman to. Hahahha… Ayaw nyo nyan, may personal aspect pa tayo ngayon.

Anyway, so yun, ako naman, si Mr. Eager Applicant, research-con-research talaga. Lahat ata ng videos sa YouTube ng Dekaron, pinanood ko. Pati forum boards ng mga gaming communities sa Europe at United States of America ininvade ko na para lang may matutunan tunkol sa Dekaron.

Back then, purely theoretical ang grasp ko sa game of Dekaron. Base sa videos, pictures, and discussions ng mga tao, mukhang “Dekaron/2Moons” ang pinaka-bayolenteng MMORPG in the whole maderpaking world.

Actually, I was really, really, likeohmygash, curious how mobiusgames would package Dekaron. Base sa pagkakaalam ko sa Dekaron, eh murahan kung murahan talaga ang mga NPC dito. As in todo “Pakshet ka! Wag kang pahara-hara sa daan, ‘ina mo!” pag trinanslate mo sa Tagalog. IN fact, bago magload ng todo ang game, merong warning na “For Mature Gamers Only” ang 2Moons/Dekaron. Eh, hello, retarded pa naman ang ating 3rd World Country of the Pilipins. Kita nyo naman, “entertainment” na pala ang mga ungas na tulad ni moymoy palaboy. So, dun palang, makikita na nating hindi masyadong sophisticated ang tastes ng Pinoy, amiirite? Hahahahaha…

Anyway, thankfully naman, DEKARON SEA is FAITHFUL TO THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF THE KOREAN DEVELOPERS. Medyo controversial ang 2Moons, oo, kasi todo balahuraan talaga kung balahuraan, pero yung essence of hardcore action and extreme gameplay of the original, we managed to translate that into the Dekaron SEA version. Dekaron SEA will definitely make your mommas cringe, pero they wouldn’t thrown a fit naman. OA naman nanay mo kung ganun.

So, ayun nga. Nako, bukas, magbloblog uli ako.

MU Philippines – Shocking New Twist!!!

It’s the surprising twist everyone’s talking about!

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