Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Miasma in Gaming

Miasma in Gaming

  Miasma is an idea from old times that is now used in video games. Should we really be playing with the cause of thousands of peoples’ death centuries ago?

  Okay, video games are not real, but miasma briefly is. The definition of miasma is not merely poison gas, nor is its identity some kind of evil aura. Miasma is when science was not so well developed. They didn’t believe in unicellular organisms nor did they understand how to stop contagious diseases from spreading. Not to mention that some symptoms are similar (seriously bacteria why don’t you try to be unique in your symptoms) and I definitely don’t blame the ancestors for this one. So is miasma a group of diseases walking next to each other? Yes. If you have the flu, do you carry a “miasma” that you can infect others with? Yes. Do you usually find miasma near polluted ponds, or other weird places, and it smells sickening? Yes. Can poisonous plants spread a miasma of their own? Yes.
two demons are here, and they're called CO2 and H2O

  That is why miasma is polluted air. It usually gives you contagious diseases and is said to poison you. But in Final Fantasy XIII, miasma is a physical attack where its animation looks like breathing onto your face (stop smoking, Varcolaci), which gives you poison, deprotect, deshell, and sometimes even imperil!! Ofcourse, it is available in many other games, but this one calls it “miasma” which is so obvious more than others.
 i totally have no idea why we have miasma in our modern world

  It isn’t a laughable matter. It still happens today, from the car exhausts and factories. Beijing got covered by it this year’s winter. Ofcourse, they call it bad air, but it is miasma, well, kind of. Maybe if we classify types of miasma it wouldn’t be so bad to add them in games.
looking like a bird grants you the following life hacks:
100% prevention from miasma
  So, let’s keep our planet green and encourage others to stop smoking. That, and wear a mask when you are sick or AT LEAST cover your mouth and nose when sneezing. It may sound too idealistic, but we should learn a few things from our ancestors, and video games, because if one isn’t main stream then the latter is. Play More Zelda; it starts in Kokiri forest.
sandstorms in Kuwait. image from here

Tuesday, August 20, 2013



This "Line" is actually this super cool chatting application that replaces whatsapp, viber, tango, ICQ, and many others of its league. it recently added some of the best stickers you would want to see, so since a picture is worth a thousand words, I'd leave the pictres do the talking.
One last thing, there are some special limited edition stickers that are a must have, especially if you have watched Line office salaryman, so sign in on android and download them, to be able to use them on PC. Play More Zelda!

Monday, August 12, 2013

360 Looking Dumber To Make Way For The One

360 Looking Dumber To Make Way For The One

  Apparently because the new generation doesn’t offer much jump from the previous generations and thanks to the 360 and ps3 online games, it would look like the new generation wouldn’t have any genuine taste. So instead of adding spices to the new plate, let’s make the old one rot.

  The fact that the games are repeating themselves is not my assumption; even Microsoft admits it through its actions, as they seem to try to make the spotlight shine at the Xbox One even before the release date. Who knows if the story continues more than that?

  For now, let us set the facts that are already happening:

First, we get the two free games with Gold per month. Cool right? Well, it somehow feels like those last-time promotions that after that, a lot of prices will drop. It is like they are trying to say “you should be already getting bored from your Xbox so we got these so that you don’t regret all these Gold years” This is Microsoft’s smart way to direct your interest onto the Xbox One, really smart marketing. Check it on the official website here.

Next, we have the “no more MS points system and it will all be currency” ninja art. This will magically transform all your live points you use to get DLCs into their corresponding value of currency (US dollars I think). I can only hope the values of points do not decrease, but they wouldn’t do that right? Check out about it here, it still hasn’t been applied yet. Anyway, I do trust them in this. It is even on the official website too, here.

Now, and more recently, family accounts will be split. I never used a family account so I don’t really understand why this will happen, but it is more like going back a step, to make the Xbox One shine some more. Check out the news here, and at least it feels like a good deal, until the gold is active.

 More like, this is the time my Gold expires (school almost starts) so I should get myself some points too, before they are removed from stores.

My life aside, it really does seem like another Microsoft-ish way to make you feel that this item is so popular and everybody is thinking about it. I somehow think this somehow fails the current console which isn’t finished yet. Just like how Nintendo dealt the last stab in the Wii when it removed the internet from it, to make way for the Wii U. The only difference is that the Wii U was already out at that time. Still, Nintendo completely removed all online features, and the feeling of just packing up and leaving the customer support is just becoming more popular these days. (What?)

  So which console to choose for the next generation? To tell the truth, I’d wait for the next JRPGs. If Dragon Quest drops the online games, I will buy the console it gets on. Of course Nintendo gets priority because of Zelda. If Final Fantasy 15 or something drops online as well, I will get that. The consoles with more JRPGs win, to me that is. If a game for an anime I like, for example Cuticle Tantei Inaba came on the 3DS, then yes (but localization is another issue), although I already have a 3DS. However if PSvita gets it, then screw it! I wanted a PSP for two or three games (Crisis Core, Birth By Sleep) and I wish Sony stops getting all that luck, or Zelda and super smash come on Playstation, then I would buy a Playstation. For now, I regret buying an Xbox 360. NEVER AGAIN! However, I did get it for Blue dragon, dynasty warriors, final fantasy (which isn’t an exclusive) and I am happy about these, but any more diving into any Xbox and all you see is useless gore. I am okay with blood, but gore is a bunch of pointless mentally retarded images. All its fan base sware all the time, have no manners, and are not geeks, nerds, otakus, etc. Gamers aren’t really supposed to be mainstream, but Call of Duty fans are.

  But choosing a console doesn’t depend on fan base or looks; it is about the game itself. I don’t like online games because:

·       My friends are absolutely so smart that they lose all the time

·       I don’t always have internet

·       I like single player games more (my opinion)

Microsoft does a really good job, and I do like Happy Wars, and some more Xbox games, but everybody is taking a step behind, even my beloved Nintendo, so basically if Zelda came on something else, and super smash, I’d get that something else, unless it is that android console. That’s all from me about this issue. I don’t want to be bad to the Xbox that I spent one summer with (playing Final Fantasy 13-2 then SOMEBODY deleted my save file when I was fighting the last boss Bahamut! Thanks a lot Mr. anonymous I-know-who-you-are) so I am happy that the Xbox didn’t die as fast as the Wii at least. I still play the Wii though. Play More Zelda!