May 31st, 2012
I didn’t realize 15 days have gone by ever since I started playing Diablo III @[email protected] Sorry for the backlog. Luckily, I was somehow freed from the temptation of the Burning Hells after getting one-shotted a few thousand times by the smallest fries in Act II of Inferno. I guess you can call this a sabbatical.
In other news, I’ve kept myself busy by watching Kaicho wa Maid Sama, Midori no Hibi, Nazo no Kanojo X, Sankarea, all of which I promise to blog next, and of course, you guessed it, Young Justice. Thanks once again to Nerd Herd PH for informing me of this great show.
Me and my friends’ first impression of YJ is that it sounded like a porn flick, and that it’s gonna be another Teen Titan kiddie cartoon. But just by watching the first two episodes, I can conclude that it’s not. If you’ve watched Justice League and Justice League Unlimited before, some episodes from this series would offer a much darker setting that would morbidly break down our young heroes’ mental, emotional and spiritual state.
The story starts in the fictional universe of DC during a time period where superheroes are a relatively recent phenomenon, as the Justice League is only about 6-7 years old. In the first episode “Independence Day“, the day is spent defeating four ice villains attacking four different cities, and that the sidekicks are pretty much excited about ‘The Day’. It is later revealed that ‘The Day’ is step 1 in making them full-pledged members of the league.
Much to Aqualad, Robin (Dick Grayson), Kid Flash (Wally West) and Speedy’s disappointment, step 1 only meant granting them full access to the Hall of Justice in DC, which is supposedly a decoy base in contrast to their real base in space called the Watchtower.
The hot-headed Speedy was enraged and decided to ditch the heroes and his sidekick friends. He would later go solo in the alias of Red Arrow. The Justice League then takes off on a mission, advising the sidekicks to ‘Stay put.’ Feeling they’re just being babysitted around, Robin hacks the computer to look for other anomalies they can investigate while the leaguers have their hands full.
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May 16th, 2012
Add Me in Diablo III
Warriors of Sanctuary, let us join forces!
Email: [email protected]
Battle Tag: akasha#6588
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May 15th, 2012
Diablo III: The Days of Hell Begin
After more than a decade of on and off development (yeah, since 2001), Blizzard Entertainment finally hands to the public their most evil protege yet: Diablo III. And by evil, I mean both the monstrosities found in Sanctuary’s hellish pits, as well as the universal evil that is perpetual maintenance caused by constant server crashes.
I really hope the latter won’t bother us as much, but the servers performed an emergency maintenance in just day one – not to be feeling down about that now, since the wait shall be worth it.
My brother went to Datablitz to pre-order us a copy for 200PHP each, then came May 15 and we paid the remaining 2,550PHP, so the total cost for the game in Datablitz would be 2,750PHP. Not bad, huh? Other stores sell them around 3-3.5k PHP, and they’re gonna be almost always sold out in the first few days, so better reserve yourself one first before barging in the store.
I wasn’t really keen on what to expect in Diablo 3 (except for the nostalgia that the first two installments brought about), but upon playing it for the first time, I found myself immediately ensnared by the game. The graphics weren’t really a ‘wow’ factor if compared to other action RPG games, but the overall experience both on single player and online are what you’re paying for here.
And besides, having super-awesome graphics mean frequent choppy hangs when all hell breaks lose and you’re up to fighting 9999 minions at a time, with every member in your team doing massive area attacks.
Meet my first character, Akasha, a Dynasty Warrior-like lady-Wizard whose current level is only a measly 13 (I have a life, okay!?) I had a hard time choosing between her and the Demon Hunter, but the latter’s traps didn’t really appeal to me, so yeah. The other classes to choose from are the Monk, Barbarian and Witch Doctor.
I don’t know what character you have, so I guess I’ll just see you in hell. :D
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May 8th, 2012
Has anyone else tried McDonald’s new Big N’ Tasty Burger? Finally, after enduring long years of their usual menu (lest the dessert variants, upgraded breakfast menu items and the on and off twister fries), comes this new addition of fast food mayhem for our bourgeois palate to feast upon. This was already out in the world by over a decade, but hey! They just hit the Pinoy fast food chain last April. The regular meal with fries and a drink starts at 145PHP, contrary to the 137PHP Big Mac and Quarter Pounder meal.
Originally designed to compete with Burger King’s Whopper around 1997, the sandwich consists of a seasoned quarter-pound (4 oz, 113.4 g) beef patty with ketchup, mayonnaise, slivered onions, two dill pickle slices, leaf lettuce, and one tomato slice on a sesame seed bun. It was not unusual for someone to add mustard to the Big N’ Tasty.”
So yeah, they finally decided to add tomatoes to the mix. As for its taste, it somehow reminds me of the special sauce used in Big Mac, though I find it more flavorful. To describe it in the fewest of words: it’s basically a Quarter Pounder with the patties being beefier and bigger than its buns with the sauce of Big Mac overflowing in its midst. Sounds tasty right? Well, it is. Be sure to try this baby the next time you hit at McDonald’s!
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