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I'm just a young nigga that enjoys anime, manga, and other geekish things. Alongside those subjects I'm also a huge football and Basketball fan who loves hip hop and basketball shoes.

Video Game Tag

I gotta thank my mans Matt for tagging me for the video game tag. It’s a rarity that I talk about my own interest outside of news, reviews and the like. So you’ll get the chance to know a little bit about me. 

Rules:

  • Thank & Tag the Blogger
  • Answer the Questions
  • Tag Other Bloggers

    Question: 

    What is your favorite video game genre (I.E. RPG, FPS, MMO, etc.)?

    I enjoy RPG’s the most especially ones that have extensive character creation and customization. Racing games are also tied with RPG’s. 

    Which system do you prefer to game on?

    I’m a PC gamer pretty much by default but I’m thinking of copping a PS4 mainly because of Horizon Zero Dawn. I would be willing to cop a Xbox One but there aren’t any exclusives that make me really want it although Halo Reach Anniversary should be dropping in the next few years. 

    Who is your favorite video game character?

    It’s gonna be a 3-way tie for this one my favorite characters are Master Chief (Halo Franchise), Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy VII), & Squall Leonhart (Kingdom Hearts Franchise, Final Fantasy VI).

    Which game do you believe has the best plot?

    Honestly I think the Mass Effect Franchise had the best plot in gaming. I say that because the player had the ability to alter the plot to an extent with their decision making.

    What game gave the most hype but didn’t deliver? 

    The Division easily didn’t live up to the hype. That game had the most bootleg damage model, headshots didn’t kill enemies, yet you could get fucked up quick. Ubisoft did one hell of a job hyping it up just for us to be let down. 

    What game are you waiting for?

    Mass Effect Andromeda, I’m so hyped up for that game it’s not even funny and the gameplay that was dropped had me salivating. I’m getting that game day one. 

    If you were taken to an island and  forced to only play 3 games, which 3 games would you choose?

    I would choose The Crew, Skyrim, and I’m gonna go back to the days if the PS2 with this one Jak X. 

    Which games do you feel have the best replay value?

    I would say any old school game because it was just something about them that made the so fun, maybe it’s the absence of DLC. 

    Name 1 Game that you think everyone should play?

    For this one I’m gonna go with a game that may have slipped under people’s radars in the days of the Xbox 360, the game is called Vanquish, and although it’s only single player the game is pretty damn good

    What game did you grow up on?

    As a 90’s kid I grew up playing things like Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter, & Sly Cooper. The last three just so happen to also be some of my favorite game franchises ever. 


    Which game would you like to see come back?

    Jak & Daxter mainly because the last game two games that came out were spin-offs and I know for a fact Jak ain’t the type to sit around and rule Spargas City. Also I’m pretty sure the metal heads are still around at the end of Jak 3. 

    Nominations

    TeplifeGames: https://teplife.wordpress.com

    Jeffrey Botah: 



    Apple Rumored to announcea 128GB iPhone SE & other products in March

    Rumors have been circulating around on the E-Streets that Apple is going to be debuting a few “new” products at am event in March. One of the  new products happens to be a 128GB iPhone SE.  If you don’t know what the SE is I’m gonna let you know that it’s basically the iPhone 5s with the internals of the iPhone 6. The She’s target is for the people who thought the 6 was just too big. Hopefully the 128GB model has some spec upgrades to go along with all that memory. 

    Apple is also Rumored to be bringing a red color way to the 7 and 7 plus which is an odd color choice for a phone, a dark blue or dark purple might’ve worked better. Outside of the new colorway the 7 and 7 plus won’t really be getting much. The red color way was originally believed to be for the 7s & 7s plus or the 8 & 8 plus/pro since there appears to be rumors that they’ll skip the S model this year. 

    The iPad is also another thing that’s going to have some changes to it. It’s believed that it will get a new iPad Pro line up that could sister of a 7.9″, 9.7″, 10.5″ models , & a rather monstrous 12.9″ inch model. All of the models excluding the 10.5″ inch model are expected to ship next month the one exclusion is expected to ship in May. With these bigger sizes I would hope that the iPads would get their own custom OS and not a blown up version of IOS. 

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    Xbox Gamers Dreams For Neir Automata have been crushed

    If you’re an Xbox her and you’ve been keeping your eye on the hyped up Neir Automata then it looks like you’ll mostly be out of luck if you don’t buy a PS4 because the game pretty much isn’t coming to Xbox One. Now before Xbox fanboys try and send death threats to platinum games they did give a reason as to why the game is only on PS4. 

    According to our source Neir Automata’s producer Yosuke Saito stated 

    “There are currently no plans to release on this platform. “The main reason for this is that the Japanese market for Xbox One is not strong, so the decision was made to focus on PlayStation 4 rather than to split our efforts across two platforms. The biggest benefit to developing on one platform is that we did not have to split our time, allowing us to focus more on the quality,” Saito continued.” It is not about whether one platform is better than the other, it’s that from a development point of view were can devote more time to one platform.

    In other words the game isn’t going to be available on Xbox One simply because the market for the console isn’t as big in Japan. There is a nice upside to the lack of availability is that the game should have better graphics since they’re only developing it for one platform (which has better graphics). Hopefully it gets ported over at some point in time so that everyone that wants to cop it doesn’t have to drop money for a PS4 or gaming PC. 

    Sword Art Online Apparently Gets a 3rd Season

    So apparently SAO: Ordinal Scale dropped without my knowing and there was a surprise at the end. First off let me say that I swear that I thought the movie was supposed to drop in March. Secondly I don’t understand why the show getting a 3rd season is a suprise to some people, after all the Alicization arc has yet to be covered in the show. 

    But back to news, the third season was apparently revealed after the credits of Ordinal Scale. The third season will most likely contain both the Girl Ops & Alicization arcs which I believe are the last two for the series. Hopefully Klein gets more screen time this time around because he was pretty entertaining in Extra Edition & the Caliber arc. 

    (After going through the source article a second time I realized that the viewers were viewing an advanced screening)

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    Blizzy’s 7 most anticipated spring 2017 anime

    Recently I’ve started getting back on that anime grind and I’ve managed to watch some shows from this year which is much better than last year. With the Spring season just around the corner O thought that it’d be a good idea to make a list of the anime that I’m most hyped for this season, this list won’t contain any OVA’s or movies. 

    7) Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahou No Sho


    Synopsis:It was the year 526. The world knew that witches existed, and that they practiced the notorious art of sorcery. Nevertheless, the world did not know anything about the study of magic. Our story follows a half-man, half-beast mercenary; humans mockingly call his kind the “fallen beasts.” He always dreamt of becoming a human, but one day, he met a witch who would change his life forever. “Do you desire a human form? Then be my escort, mercenary!” The witch introduced herself as “Zero,” and explained that she was searching for a one-of-a-kind magical tome that bandits had stolen from her lair. Entitled “The Book of Zero,” the grimoire supposedly contained valuable magical knowledge that could be used to effortlessly bring the world to its knees. Thus, in order to realize his dream of becoming a human, the mercenary must accompany Zero on her journey—despite her being one of the witches he so loathed. This is the story of a haughty sorceress and a kindhearted beast. -source (Livechart.me)

    This show makes my list because it seems as if it’s going to have a deep story and good characters hopefully it all pans out and it proves to be a dope anime. 

    6) Clockwork Planet


    Synopsis: Everyone on the Clockwork Planet considers Naoto Miura a machinery nut. Every moment of every day, he has his mind on gears and his hands tinkering with delicate mechanical motors, but nobody understand how he can hear and feel gears in operation, even from a long distance away. Then one day, a clockwork maiden falls from the sky, presaging events that would shake the whole world… (Source Livechart.me)

    All I’m gonna say is that this anime is on that RPG sounding shit like Final Fantasy and I love anime and games like that, hopefully the show isn’t basic and has some depth to it. 

    5)Boruto: The Next Generation


    If you know anything about me then you know I grew up watching Naruto so it’s a give in that I’m gonna watch Boruto. 

    4) Sakurada Reset


    Synopsis: The story is set in a town called Sakurada, where almost half the population possess some form of special powers. The story centers on two high school students. Kei Asai has the ability to perfectly remember anything he sees and hears, while Misora Haruki can turn back or “reset” time for a maximum of three days. Both students are members of their school’s “Service Club,” which their town’s administration bureau uses to observe people with powers and protect the peace. By using their powers together (Kei can remember things even when time has been reset), they solve cases for the club. Kei learns of the “MacGuffin” stone, which looks like a worthless black stone, but in reality will turn out to be the stone upon which the existence of Sakurada will hinge on. (Source Livechart.me) 

    I love supernatural anime and the fact that the plot centers around a small town where the inhabitants have powers is pretty interesting. The show reminds me of Code Lyoko because they’re able to reset time. 

    3) Re: Creators



    Synopsis: Humans have created many stories. Joy, sadness, anger, deep emotion. Stories shake our emotions, and fascinate us. However, these are only the thoughts of bystanders. But what if the characters in the story have “intentions”? To them, are we god-like existences for bringing their story into the world? Our world is changed. Mete out punishment upon the realm of the gods. In Re:CREATORS, everyone becomes a Creator. (Source ANN)

    2) Frame Arms Girls

    Synopsis: 

    Based on Kotobukiya’s Frame Arms Girl model kit line. The anime will focus on Gourai, the first model released for the line, as well as Stylet and Baselard (source MAL)

     love Mecha anime so I pretty much have to include this show, the only thing that I’m worried about is that there’s gonna be a good amount of fan service which is a huge turn off for me but then again I did watch Infinite Stratos. 

    1) Seikaisuru Kado


    Synopsis: Kojirou Shindou. Cabinet Office Director-General for Policy Planning, is at Haneda Airport for a business trip. While the plane is on the runway, a giant structure suddenly appears out of thin air. The plane carrying Shindou and 251 passengers is taken undamaged inside the giant structure. After everyone disembarks, a man who looks like an ordinary human being shows up. He assures those from the plane that they’re not in any danger. Shindou asks him to identify himself and explain the situation. Then the outside of the structure is displayed on a large screen, and at the same time, every passenger’s cell phone starts ringing all at once. On each cell phone screen is a message from this man, to every one of Japan’s citizens: “I, Yaha-kui za Shunina, hereby notify you that I am going to intervene in Japan’s internal affairs. “What is this young man’s goal? And will Shindou manage to become an intermediary between Japan and the Anisotorons…?
    Let me be honest here the art Reminds me of K for some reason which had an amazing art style but delivered poorly with the plot hopefully this show’s delivery isuch better because it definitely has potential. 

    WWDC Returns To San Jose

    Apple’s annual conference WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) is finally moving back to San Jose, California. The event had a stint in San Francisco for some years but it’s doing what the Rams did and it’s going home. The event runs from June 5th through the 9th. 

    Registration starts March 27th so if you’re planning on attending the dates coming up. This move puts the event closer to the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino. 

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    Verizon Is Bringing Back Unlimited Data

    It seems as though Verizon is really getting tired of these other carriers stealing their customers. To try and get more customers Verizon has brought back their unlimited data plan that’s been unavailable for about 6 years. The new plan isn’t insanely high but if you get a single line it will run you $80/ per month. 

    If you get 4 lines then you’ll be paying $45/per line every month. This turn around could signify that unlimited data is making a much welcome come back and hopefully AT&T follows suite. The only problem with this plan is that users might get throttled if they use too much data. 

    CrunchyRoll hits a huge milestone

    Anyone that watches anime most likely knows about the very popular streaming service CrunchyRoll. Recently the streaming service has hit a milestone that sets it apart from other streaming services, CrunchyRoll has finally hit 1 million paid subscribers which makes it the most popular anime/ J- Drama specific streaming service to date. 

    The number is pretty small compared to some of the more well known streaming services but it shows that people are willing to pay to watch anime. CrunchyRoll does have a free version of it’s membership but it doesn’t offer the same perks that the paid membership offers. Hopefully anime streaming becomes more relevant and gets to a point where it can possibly come close to competing with some of the bigger services but that’s a bit of a stretch considering that there are other sources for it. 

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