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If you’re wondering what the background track is, it’s Orange Colored Sky, popularized by Nat King Cole in the 1950s. If I’m correct, the below video should be the best version to compare the Fallout’s Orange Colored Sky to.
If you can tell me who the main Japanese actor is in this video, I’d be most appreciative.
Also… Cosplayers’ wet dream come to life, I’m sure.
Found on Destructoid
I might not be able to play FFXIV at launch, but for those of you who can, there’s a ton of new information (as well as the above video) available on FFXIVCore.
Here’s the current (as of this writing) list of news tidbits related to FFXIV from Core, and I’m bolding the more important changes for emphasis:
# Retrying guildleves: The best way to level is with guildleves, that is, even without the guardian’s favor, you will earn way more exp and skill points per each kill. For this reason, we wanted to prevent abusive use of leves by killing all the monsters but failing right at the end and then retrying on the spot. However, if you visit the NPC that gave you the leve, you can retry it.
# There will be hardware mouse support!
# We believe that the item selection interface should be very responsive, and by release we will have introduced a MUCH improved version. After release we will continue improving this.
# The FFXIV development team acknowledged that there’s issues with the mouse and user interface and apologized about it. Hardware Mouse + UI improvements will be a major focus for them.
# There will be package discount pricing on the subscription (Japan-3months, NA/EU 3/6 months)
# Due to game balance consideration, the level cap on release will be 50
# We will change it so you do not lose disabled abilities when changing class any more. [assume this means they won't leave the ability bar, they will probably just gray]
# Physical stat distribution will affect both crafting and gathering classes as much as it does everyone else.
# There aren’t any “open world” NMs outside of guildleves.
# New hairstyles will be added, as well as the ability to change hairstyle in game after you make your character.
# Crafters will be able to cooperate in large-scale projects (boats, cannons, wedding cakes! YUM) so more fun for you and your company!
# There will be guildleves where crafters and adventurers have to cooperate.
# The guildleve issue will be fixed so they cooldown will be significantly decreased from 48 hours.
# Anima regeneration will have to be raised since you’ll have to travel more for more frequent guildleves.
# The faction leves have you fight different beastman tribes and such.
A bit of a backgrounder: I found these videos on Rock, Paper, Shotgun and basically, it’s an informational-advert/softcore cosplay porn video for a free-to-play Online Game, featuring a Singaporean model named Kanny. The game is essentially online Pokemon, and the ad is quite… informative, if not weird.
A better description of Kanny from FivePlayers’ Emily:
You may know Kanny from such Channel 8 hits as Nanny Daddy or “those pictures on your harddrive”. She’s a D-cup Singapore model that looks a bit like a combination of an 8 year old sucked out of Spirited Away and an 18 year old in some kind of Spirited Away-themed straight-to-video gravure title. She’s been hired on as the game’s celebrity GM.
A quick Google search reveals that she also has a public Facebook page and spends way too much time with Monster Forest’s mascot.
Anyway, some videos of Kanny and Monster Forest:
While I felt it was too late to cover the 2009-2010 Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Double, now seems like the perfect time to actually make write-ups on the 2010-2011 Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider OOO (OOO is pronounced as Ozu or the Os in Cheerios).
Now, since a good number of my current readers probably have little idea of what a Kamen Rider is, much less Kamen Rider OOO, here’s a short bit of text for you to get to know the series.
The Kamen Rider series is a long-standing set of television shows in Japan (with some American remakes) that basically feature ordinary people being given an extraordinary power. The franchise began in 1971, and continues to this day with the above mentioned Kamen Rider OOO, which actually began nearly three hours ago in Japan.
Currently, the Kamen Rider series is split into two eras, known as the Showa and Heisei eras, with the Showa era lasting from 1971 to the 1990s and the Heisei Era beginning in 2000 moving into the present. Whereas all Showa Kamen Riders were essentially good men given their powers by surgical alteration into cyborgs or some such, Heisei Kamen Riders are often more conflicted (with some choosing to be evil) and their powers are often given by either mystical means or as a technological breakthrough. Signature aspects of a Kamen Rider series tend to be the use of belts as a tool or transformation device and a finishing move, which is usually a kick attack. More recently, form changes, or the transformation of the Kamen Rider into different forms to adapt to varying battle conditions, has been a staple of the franchise.
Moving on to the topic of Kamen Rider OOO, let me begin by saying this: I am quite excited for this new series. If the previous Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider Double, had Gaia Memories (imagine USB sticks that gave you superpowers) as a hook for transforming the main protagonists into Kamen Riders, OOO uses a three-medal system for giving the main character, Eiji Hino, the powers of a new Kamen Rider.
By inserting three medals into a special belt and then passing a circular handheld scanner through the medals and saying “Henshin,” Hino transforms into a Kamen Rider that possesses the attributes given by those medals. From the information given so far about the show, OOO fights against the Greed, monsters who have recently awoken from an 800-year rest. The Greed usurp the desires of human beings, turning them into monsters known as the Yummy (Yeah, that sounds weird).
Information provided prior to the first episode of Kamen Rider OOO points to a combination system for OOO, with him being able to use at least three different medals of the Red, Yellow, and Green colors. This would thus result in a potential set of 27 base combinations, not including a powered form that is sure to come midway through the series.
Strangely enough, information also points to a disembodied Greed hand (yes, that’s a bad pun) being the giver of these medals to Hino. This Greed, named Ankh or Anku, appears to do this for his own motives in the above video, as a disembodied hand can barely protect himself. With the powers of a Hawk (Taka!), Tiger (Tora!), and Grasshopper (Batta!), Hino becomes the many-medalled hero known as Kamen Rider OOO, who will presumably fight for justice.
I’ll have more information on the first episode as well as thoughts once subs become available. Till then, sit tight, and maybe check Wikipedia if the idea of a Kamen Rider interests you. Cheers!
EDIT: If you watch the first video in this post, which is the TV Sized opening for the show’s theme song, Anything Goes, you will notice some things such as…
1. A dancing disembodied demon hand,
2. Underpants being carried on a stick,
3. And a vending machine that turns into a motorcycle. No joke.
It’s 21 minutes long, but I’ll let the video explain itself. Trust me, it’s worth the watch.
I haven’t talked much about Diablo 3, and that’s mostly because Diablo 3 doesn’t have a lot of information out. If Blizzard keeps playing nice and doesn’t institute weird-ass Real ID practices on us, I will probably buy the game, and will most certainly play a monk.
Since gamescom is currently happening in Germany, I decided to see if Gametrailers had any new stuff to show on various games, and there’s good news on that front. There are new videos out for Diablo 3. There are two of them actually, both dealing with Artisans and how they can tweak or create items for adventurers so long as you play nice as well and earn the artisan’s trust.
You’ll find both videos embedded after the cut. Please note that I’m currently uploading the second one, so you may have to wait to actually watch the gameplay video.
EDIT: The second video keeps getting corrupted for some reason, so you can check out the actual gameplay video at Gametrailers.com
Not the smartest thing to do when being robbed, but I’m taking note of this now as the coverage seems to change somewhat depending on where you check. Compare the video above, to the video available at KHON2 News.
Personally, the idea of a gamer attacking his assailants after they tried to take his Nintendo DS (KHON2 coverage) seems interesting. Sadly, the KHON2 coverage also notes that the people who were caught were released pending an investigation. At least you can say they’re blacklisted from the store since they were actual patrons of the place and left all their personal information at the store during previous visits.