Video game

Sorry Kid, You’re Too Short For This Ride

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So I recently took a stroll to my local game shop last weekend to see if there were any bargain deals. For a gamer dad who has an almost 1 year old, and has a budget for which the majority goes to diapers and baby food, bargain hunting for games was essential.

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Grand Theft Auto V

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GTA V and the accompanying Strategy Guide

Sorry for the late post, I was kinda up late last night playing the newly released Grand Theft Auto V. This is one of the most anticipated games to be released this year, and also appeared in my top 5 wanted games of 2013. (https://justwroteablog.com/2013/02/28/my-2013-top-5-wanted-games) (more…)

We Are 1 Year Old!

This time one year ago, Cheesecake and I were probably playing Resident Evil 5 or Gran Turismo or something, and we came up with the crazy idea of starting a blog.  It was a slow start, but we got going soon there after.  Sometime down the line I convinced my good friend NekkeSnake to join us in our crusade in giving you useless information.  12 months later we have managed to attract 114 followers and 7,350 views, generate 479 posts, and give you guys information that you can probably live with out.

We still are are trying to figure out what we really need to post up on a normal basis, and, yeah, we slowed a lot in the last month or 2, but, it is the summer, and this is the summer doldrums.  We will provide you with more content, as I always say, and we do have some stuff in the works, but we just cannot seem to find the time to wrap things up.

Anyway, we thank everyone who has come and visited, and to those that follow us, and hopefully, there will be more in our second year.

On behalf of the Justwroteablog crew, we thank you all!

Female Shepard Kotobukiya Photo’s

Close up of Kotobukiya Femme Shep.  Character rendition by Shunya Yamashita

Close up of Kotobukiya Femme Shep. Character rendition by Shunya Yamashita

As promised, here are the shots of the Kotobukiya Female Commander Shepard.  I really enjoyed the fine detail in this figure.  This was my first Kotobukiya, and I look forward to getting some more down the line.  All photos were taken by me, with a Nikon D700, a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 & a Nikkor 60mm Micro f/2.8 Macro lens and an SB-900 Flash.

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DEUS EXCELLENCE

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DEUS EX Has been in my mind lately. So much so that I’ve been focusing on three out of the four of its iterations: DEUS EX Classic, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, and DEUS EX: THE FALL (hereafter referred to as DX, DXHR and DXTF).

Starting with DXHR, which is actually the first DX game I purchased during release, I became intrigued with its world and story as it ranks itself within the Cyber Punk genre, as with DX games in general. Judging from its trailers and gameplay demos it looked like something I’d want to immerse myself in. I did the usual thing that I do when I set myself up for a definite want and preordered DXHR. While waiting for this game to make to my doorstep other things occupied my time. Work, friends, family, and other games filled that time.

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Once I did finally get DXHR I put it aside to finish other projects and games. DXHR stayed in the cut. Fast forward to now and it’s still unopened but has been on my mind, among my other games. Lately though, as recent as a few weeks ago, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix decided to release yet another DX outing, though in the mobile landscape, called DEUS EX: THE FALL (DXTF). The lot of DX fans were in an uproar because they would have rather had a full blown sequel on console. To those who did give this game a chance, as I have, will be pleasantly surprised. While I have yet to play DXHR I’ve watch enough gameplay clips to say that DXTF looks, and smells just like DXHR. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this mobile fanfare since release and its been enticing me to crack open DXHR. I’ve read that much like DXHR, DXTF is also a prequel to the original DX, though it runs parallel with DXHR. The characters are from the novel DEUS EX: THE ICARUS EFFECT (DXIE). (more…)

Kotobukiya Female Commander Shepard Figure

I was able to finally pick up this figure of Female Commander Shepard of Mass Effect fame.  It went on sale at Forbidden Planet, a NYC comic book shop for 50 beans, so I picked one up.  I’ve been wanting to get a Kotobukya figure for a while, and with a $20 price drop, I could not pass it up. After taking some photos of it, I am very happy with the level of detail and fit and finish of it.  Below is a quicky shot.  I will post up the rest shortly.

Close up of Kotobukiya Femme Shep.  Character rendition by Shunya Yamashita

Close up of Kotobukiya Femme Shep. Character rendition by Shunya Yamashita.  Photograph by me.

The Last of My Free Time

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Just picked up Naughty Dog‘s latest gem. Won’t be able to play it until Sunday though. First impressions and some gameplay footage to come then also.