Archive for June, 2010

Dragon Age: The Darkspawn Chronicles

Dragon Age Darkspawn Chronicles

Now for a very short review. Because that’s how short this expansion is. It’s heavily based on a “what if?”. What if you died during your joining? What if the darkspawn won the battle in Denerim?

The game puts you in the shoes of a Darkspawn Commander as you charge through the gates and one by one you defeat the heroes of the game. You gain control of various troops and you must fulfill certain objectives before you can advance to the next area.

In one word it’s a zzzzzzzz. I’m serious. If I wasn’t just in it for the trophies, there’s nothing to see here unless you have the perverse need to see all your party members die. Although it is interesting to control the darkspawn and learn their powers.

But all in all it does not add to the total experience of the game. Maybe the next one will give me more hope.

Dragon Age – DLC – Leliana’s Song Trailer

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My precioussssss!

I finally got my hands on my iPad. I only had to wait 6 days from the time I made the reservation at the store. The odd thing about the iPad is that you can’t pay cash with it. Up until recently.

Anyhow I’ve had the iPad for almost two months now and I must say I don’t know how I was doing without it. I’ve used it in class to hold my presentations and videos as well as the books that I’m currently reading. I go everywhere with it.

When I used to go on trips anywhere I would always lug my 15″ Mac Book Pro which makes traveling a pain sometimes especially when you’re traveling in coach. The carry-on luggage restrictions as well as the weight limit is just not suited for the average business traveller. Not to mention I would also carry my DSLR with me and it would just be a game of chance with the flight attendant.

But now on a recent trip to Singapore, I just carried my carry-on luggage (with all my clothes and personal effects) and a small handbag with my iPod and iPad. It was great! I was zipping through the airport and security with ease. No worry of my clothes being transported off to who knows where and going around the city was a breeze. I could walk the streets without being burdened by 7 pounds of aluminum supercomputer. But instead I carried with me less than 1 pound of connectivity needed for a short trip. I still had room for some food stuffs I always buy in Singapore and was home in no time.

But for longer trips I’m afraid that this will not do. I cannot print my documents directly from it. I cannot import files from external devices directly to it. But I’m sure or at least that is coming in the future. I can however import photos to it but I have yet to acquire the photo connectivity kit.

In the end will it replace my Mac Book Pro? No. But it will make journeys much much lighter and just for that I am glad.

Final Fantasy XIV @ E3

Final Fantasy XIV, The E3 Trailer

It’s been six years since I started playing Final Fantasy XI when it was released for the PS2 and I haven’t looked back. I was a mac user and I wasn’t exactly in the mood to jump on to the MMO bandwagon by getting a PC so I was very excited when Square-Enix announced that they would be releasing their MMO on consoles as well. I find this MMO unique since players from different countries play on the same server but play on different consoles (PS3, PS2, Xbox360, PC). No other game other than WOW (World of Warcraft) does this (PC and Mac compatible).

It was difficult as first as the game was designed largely for people to team up in order to advance to the next level. I inched my way through the game and now it’s time to release another version of the game.

This week at E3 in Los Angeles, Square-Enix has released new videos of the game and a possible release date of Q4 2010 for the PC and PS3.

Final Fantasy 14 – Official E3 Trailer [HD]

It’s been a while

Fox Searchlight – Never Let Me Go – Official Site

I know it’s been a while since I updated my blog. I’ve been very busy over the past few months but now I’m getting back into the rhythm of things I will be posting my huge backlog of posts.

It was a pleasant surprise to see on of my favorite novels adapted for the screen.

NEVER LET ME GO Theatrical Trailer in HD 06/15/10 Mulligan Knightley Garfield

Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, “Never Let Me Go” is very runs on similar territory as his other books (Remains of the Day, The Unconsoled, An Artist of a Floating World, When We Were Orphans). Recollection.

I will definitely watch this then it comes out in theaters in October.