Archive for August, 2012

  • I’ve been a fan of the Final Fantasy series ever since I first played Final Fantasy 1 on my Nintendo Entertainment System 21 years ago (Damn, has it really been that long?), and recently I’ve been yearning for some of that old school FF flair. I hooked up my trusty NES and took a trip down memory lane. I had forgotten how simplistic, yet how well crafted FF1 was back in the day. Even by today’s standards there are still some redeeming qualities of the game that shine. For instance, the game definitely has replay value. You have the choice to choose from 6 different character classes and you can combine them in any order you want. Want to be […]

    Final Fantasy: Can The Series Be Saved?

    I’ve been a fan of the Final Fantasy series ever since I first played Final Fantasy 1 on my Nintendo Entertainment System 21 years ago (Damn, has it really been that long?), and recently I’ve been yearning for some of that old school FF flair. I hooked up my trusty NES and took a trip down memory lane. I had forgotten how simplistic, yet how well crafted FF1 was back in the day. Even by today’s standards there are still some redeeming qualities of the game that shine. For instance, the game definitely has replay value. You have the choice to choose from 6 different character classes and you can combine them in any order you want. Want to be […]

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  • Video gaming is a passion of many people from all age groups. It offers them a thrilling and challenging experience. If you too are one of those who enjoy gaming to the hilt, you might even be amazed by the idea of designing a video game of your own. Is programming necessary to make good video games? For novices and those making games for sheer fun, programming skills are not required. You can simply download some software that aids in designing games and go on to make new things out of it. A creative mind and an interest in gaming are all you need. But if you want to make a game for commercial use and want it to fair […]

    Game Design FAQ’s

    Video gaming is a passion of many people from all age groups. It offers them a thrilling and challenging experience. If you too are one of those who enjoy gaming to the hilt, you might even be amazed by the idea of designing a video game of your own. Is programming necessary to make good video games? For novices and those making games for sheer fun, programming skills are not required. You can simply download some software that aids in designing games and go on to make new things out of it. A creative mind and an interest in gaming are all you need. But if you want to make a game for commercial use and want it to fair […]

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  • So, into my greedy little hands came a copy of the newest addition to the #30 series from Rite publishing, #30 Variant Dragons….let’s just get something out of the way right up front, I love Dragons…period. I have loved them since childhood, and can accredit them as one of the themes that drew me to roleplaying, so there was no small amount of happiness on my part when I saw this PDF. Now, that we have that out of the way, and we all realize the pressure this innocent PDF is under to impress me and not destroy my faith in a certain breed of reptilian awesomeness…let us see what’s going on with the latest #30 offering shall we? Weighing […]

    Rite Publishing’s #30 Variant Dragons

    So, into my greedy little hands came a copy of the newest addition to the #30 series from Rite publishing, #30 Variant Dragons….let’s just get something out of the way right up front, I love Dragons…period. I have loved them since childhood, and can accredit them as one of the themes that drew me to roleplaying, so there was no small amount of happiness on my part when I saw this PDF. Now, that we have that out of the way, and we all realize the pressure this innocent PDF is under to impress me and not destroy my faith in a certain breed of reptilian awesomeness…let us see what’s going on with the latest #30 offering shall we? Weighing […]

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  • Today, Wizards of the Coast announces the release of Charon’s Claw, the third book in the Neverwinter saga from New York Times best-selling author, R.A. Salvatore.   Building on the famous tale of Neverwinter that began with Gauntlygrym and continued with Neverwinter: Book II, the third book follows Salvatore’s most famous character Drizzt Do’Urden as he draws his swords once more to aid his friends. In this final book in the saga, Drizzt assists the beautiful elf Dahlia as she enacts revenge and helps an old foe break the bonds that have held him hostage for more than a hundred years.   To celebrate the release of Charon’s Claw, Salvatore will travel to cities across the country to meet fans and autograph copies of his books. A full […]

    Charon’s Claw by R.A. Salvatore

    Today, Wizards of the Coast announces the release of Charon’s Claw, the third book in the Neverwinter saga from New York Times best-selling author, R.A. Salvatore.   Building on the famous tale of Neverwinter that began with Gauntlygrym and continued with Neverwinter: Book II, the third book follows Salvatore’s most famous character Drizzt Do’Urden as he draws his swords once more to aid his friends. In this final book in the saga, Drizzt assists the beautiful elf Dahlia as she enacts revenge and helps an old foe break the bonds that have held him hostage for more than a hundred years.   To celebrate the release of Charon’s Claw, Salvatore will travel to cities across the country to meet fans and autograph copies of his books. A full […]

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  • The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter is an incredible piece of hard case crime work. The book is actually three different stories that are connected through a larger overarching story. The twist on the three different stories is that they each take place in a different decade and are penned in the style of a different iconic hard crime/pulp fiction author.   The first novel occurs during the 1930s and is written in the style of Georges Simenon. It is set in a small town in France near a large national prison. Although the town is essentially a prison town, it is known for being relatively peaceful with a low crime rate until a series of mysterious murders take […]

    The Twenty-Year Death – Book Review

    The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter is an incredible piece of hard case crime work. The book is actually three different stories that are connected through a larger overarching story. The twist on the three different stories is that they each take place in a different decade and are penned in the style of a different iconic hard crime/pulp fiction author.   The first novel occurs during the 1930s and is written in the style of Georges Simenon. It is set in a small town in France near a large national prison. Although the town is essentially a prison town, it is known for being relatively peaceful with a low crime rate until a series of mysterious murders take […]

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