Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag

So I’ve been playing a Lot of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag at the moment and holy crap, this game is amazing. Everything about this game is awe inspiring and it’s definitely that’s well worth your money and more. Unfortunately, my only complain with Black Flag is that they seem to be concentrating on DLCs a lot. Too many DLCs from the looks of it, and a lot of exclusive content for different platforms. That is very annoying to say the least. Wish I could go back to the days when you’d have to play the game to unlock in game content instead of paying for it =|.

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Anyway, do check out my review on Assassins Creed 4: Black FlagIt’s my first official review on www.asidcast.com. Yes, that’s a thing now and it’s all official and everything :3 Do support us. =) That’d be awesome!

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Blog Update? and BLIZZCON!

This will be a blog update I suppose.

So I haven’t been really writing much since I’ve been now writing officially over at www.asidcast.com (Yes! It’s happening!!!) Yey! And things are still pretty much in their baby stages and it needs lots of nurturing. So I guess i’m super busy with that for now! 
We seem to be getting good response :3 

Other than that… BLIZZCON IS HAPPENING!

AND OMG WORLD OF WARCRAFT NOW HAS PLAYER HOUSING OMFG *shrieks*
Ahem… So, World of Warcraft seems like it’ll turn into a whole different ball game when Warlords of Draenor, i.e. it’s next expansion, comes out! 
It seems like Blizzard is desperate to up their game and resurrect a game that was slowly fading away. Most people would argue that world of warcraft is still alive and well with 7.5 million subscribers still! But I’d differ. Till now, I was quite sure that World of Warcraft’s glory days were behind it and now it was destined to fade of slowly and disappear graciously… but nope! Seems like Blizzard’s taking their gloves off and bringing in their A game all over again. This Blizzcon will be one to be remembered in WoW history since Blizzard seems determined to make the next expansion, the best expansion ever! They’re throwing everything out the window and restructuring the game from the ground up!
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Or so it seems anyway
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(I like to exaggerate.) 

And them updated character models *-*

I just cannot stress how excited I am about the new player housing system. If they can make the whole garrison feel alive, with different interactions going on between followers, holy crap! That’ll be like the best thing ever. 

And it’s easy to assume that after the popularity of the Timeless Isles, dynamic events will be quite common in the coming expansion and that’s a very good thing since it just adds more to the immersion. 
I’d love it if they revamped their base UI for the next expansion and make it more minimalistic, so that people feel more immersed into the game. I say this because the current UI (even without any mods!) is full of numbers and things that just pull you out of immersion.

And let’s not forget the Garrison! It’s amazing! I think i already mentioned that a few times now… oh well! 

I’ll try and keep this blog updated, but no promises. 
However, do check out ASidCast if you’re interested in Anime and/or Gaming and just support us… that’d be nice! We make sure things are always updated! Right now, we’re about to get our first indie review copies to you know… review! So it’s pretty exciting at the moment. :3 

Anyway, I’ll stop talking now,
Cya!

WatchDogs delayed!

So Watch_Dogs, Ubisoft’s most anticipated new IP this year, got delayed by over six months. I won’t deny the fact that I’m slightly disappointed because I wanted to try out the game, and especially try out my new Rig on games that come out, I guess I always have Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag for that, but the AC franchise was never something that blew me away visually to be honest. 

What intrigues me the most about this delay is that it was done so close to launch. In case someone’s not aware, Watch Dogs was supposed to release just next month, in November! They obviously knew the repercussions to if they went ahead with delaying the game, as Ubisoft’s shares seem to have dropped a whopping 22% after the announcement, which was to be expected. And despite that, Ubisoft seems calm, so I’m going to go ahead and say it without having played the game, that Watch Dogs is probably going to be one hell of a game, rivalling even GTA 5, either that or Ubisoft is utterly stupid, and I sincerely doubt it’s the latter.
The reason why it was delayed? I’m guessing it was either broken or they wanted to make it even better and not because of Grand Theft Auto as everyone is presuming, either way though, they have a lot of expectations to live upto now that they’ve delayed the game by almost 6 months, so I’m even more interested in playing this game now! (When it releases ofcourse!!)

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Ubisoft posted the following statement from the Watch Dogs development team on the Ubisoft Blog:

“Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming. It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until spring 2014.

We know a lot of you are probably wondering: Why now? We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We thoroughly enjoy and appreciate the way you respond on the web, at events, press conferences and other opportunities we have to interact. Your passion keeps us motivated.

We can’t wait to see you in Chicago next spring. We are confident you’ll love this game as much as we love working on it.”

 

Ubisoft also released the following separate statement from CEO Yves Guillemot:

“Our long term goal is to win the next generation. The tough decisions we are taking today to fully realize the major potential of our new creations have an impact on our short-term performance. We are convinced that, longer term, they will prove to be the right decisions both in terms of satisfaction for our fans and in terms of value creation for our shareholders. We are building franchises that will become perennial pillars of Ubisoft’s financial performance. In a context of growing successes for mega-blockbusters, the additional time given to the development of our titles will allow them to fulfill their huge ambitions and thus offer players even more exceptional experiences.

Fueled by strong momentum for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, calendar 2014 will see the return of growth to the console market. Combined with the quality of our line-up and our strong financial situation, this growth will allow us to achieve record operating income in fiscal 2014-15 and 2015-16.”

 

Random #3…… Sigh

So as most of you already know, I love gaming, And lately I’ve been trying to come up with this website that’s dedicated to gaming and anime (because I love anime too) and ugh…. I’m having such a hard time >_<

It’s so god damn hard to find actual people who love gaming. Not hardcore gamers or casuals, just people who love gaming as a whole and love to talk about video games. Or anime for that matter! Wish there were more people like that =( I feel like an outcast in this world full of people who love everything except the things I love! It would be so fun and wonderful to find someone who’s like me and loves to talk about video games. lol makes me giddy even thinking about it haha. Sigh, one can always wish I suppose. Though there’s no denying it, life would have been a lot better if I grew up with and/or had a close friend who loved to talk about video games. Good friends are hard to find anyways to begin with, so considering that, I guess I should be happy for the fact that I have any to begin with. >_<“

Random #2

So I was explaining about how and why a PC is better than a console when it comes to being a hardcore gamer, and someone just commented “Console master race”
Are you fucking kidding me? 12 year old kids -_-“
Everyone knows It’s PC Master Race!! Ffs do you even lft fggt>? 

On a more serious note, I’d love to see anyone who says “Console Master Race” Make a video game like Grand Theft Auto or any other Triple A title over the Xbox 360 or Ps3 or the next gen consoles rather than making it over on the PC. xD

Random #1… Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag.

So I’m planning on pre-ordering AC4: Black Flag. Mostly because I’m a fanboy of the series and I am biased towards the game, I just love it too much! 
The hype however, seems to be getting bigger and bigger about this game, and I sincerely think that this might be the assassin who can not only succeed Ezio, but also surpass him in popularity and badassery! And it’s just making me SOO more eager to play the game…. ugh… Wish late November could come sooner >_<“

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Talking about the Assassins Creed franchise reminds me about stuff I’d definitely like to see in it’s upcoming games.
I would love to see our assassins avatars wear different parts of clothes rather than wearing entire sets which can’t be modified in any way other than colour and also the hat should be a cosmetic item that we can take off whenever we feel like, like a let’s say… “Press H to put your hood down/up” button. I would definitely want to see something like that since it’ll grant players their own unique identity while playing the game. even though everyone would be playing the same character at the end of the day. 

Another Photoshop Art!!!

So this is something else I made using Photoshop recently.
I’ll reiterate, I’m quite new and not even a week old, so please do go easy on me while judging it =)

It’s based off of a friend’s face and I’m actually quite proud of how it came out!
And also for some certain reasons, this particular work is already quite close to my heart =)

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