About Yvonne

I enjoy extremely cold temperatures, black metal, waffles, horror movies and shots of tequila. Raised on a steady diet of Indiana Jones, video games and Edgar Allan Poe; I now spend most of my time slaughtering the Alliance in WoW, while drinking chai lattes.

Sick Chiptune songs to get you through your Monday

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I don´t think any explanation is needed! Though I will quickly state that chiptune or 8bit is music that is created by using what most would consider vintage consoles (gameboy,commodore64, etc) 8bit audio chips to make music. They may include samples of other types of music as well. I hope you will enjoy these tunes while you slave away at work and I relax at home.
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Top Ten Shittiest Characters

These are characters I feel are stupidly useless or annoying, which may be worse. Most games have something redeeming but we´ve all played games that featured buzz kill personalities that ruin the experience. Here are my top ten shittiest characters.
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It’s a bad day for demons . . . Diablo III now live

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Diablo® III, the highly anticipated next chapter in its award-winning action—role-playing-game series, is now available in retail stores throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Gamers in the regions above as well as in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil are also able to purchase Diablo III digitally via the game’s official website (http://www.diablo3.com).

More here.

Bioshock Infinite delayed until 2013, the world weeps

Ken Levine, game designer of BioShock, tried to excuse himself by saying,

I won’t kid you: BioShock Infinite is a very big game, and we’re doing things that no one has ever done in a first-person shooter. We had a similar experience with the original BioShock, which was delayed several months as our original ship date drew near. Why? Because the Big Daddies weren’t the Big Daddies you’ve since come to know and love. Because Andrew Ryan’s golf club didn’t have exactly the right swing. Because Rapture needed one more coat of grimy Art Deco.

The controversial game, which will be set in the air during the 1912s, will be released on the 26th of February which means it will be directly avoiding competition with some of the bigger FPS games, COD: Black Ops 2 and Halo 4.

Star Wars: The Old Republic – 25% drop in subscribers

The game which was to have rivaled Blizzard’s World of Warcraft has recently seen a substancial drop in subscribers according to EA. From 1.7 million to 1.3 million. Although EA, which is a US-based company, stated that these figures were going along their projected goals, their shares also fell around 10% in “after hours trading”.


XSEED Games to Publish Ragnarok Odyssey on PlayStation Vita system

XSEED has recently announced plans to publish Ragnarok Odyssey for North American audiences via their Vitas. This RPG was recently released in February to Japanese audiences, and was given the Famitsu Gold Award, though it is unknown when this game will be released here in North America.

Press Release below.

XSEED Games to Publish Ragnarok Odyssey on PlayStation®Vita system
in North America

Top-selling PS Vita system Game from Lunar Series Creators Set for Release this Year

Torrance, Calif., (May 4, 2012) – XSEED Games, an independent-minded publisher, today announced that it will release the popular action RPG title Ragnarok Odyssey later this year on PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system in North America. Developed by Grandia and Lunar series veteran studio Game Arts and published by GungHo Online Entertainment in Japan, Ragnarok Odyssey is a new title set in the familiar Ragnarok Online universe. The game was released in Japan in early February to both retail and critical success as it garnered strong sales while earning a Famitsu Gold Award. The publishing agreement with GungHo Online Entertainment gives XSEED Games exclusive publishing rights for Ragnarok Odyssey in North America.

“Ragnarok Odyssey is an amazing game that players have recognized through its position as one of the best-selling PS®Vita titles in Japan,” said Ken Berry, Executive Vice President of XSEED Games. “To be able to offer this game, which has been the most requested title by our fans for some time now, is very rewarding and speaks to the level of quality we are committed to delivering to the players.”

An action-heavy RPG set in the lush landscape of the familiar Ragnarok Online universe, Ragnarok Odyssey is a fast-paced game with a heavy emphasis on melee combat. The game is set in a world where humans and giants are pitted against each other in battle following the death of the world’s ancient gods. Based on Norse Mythology, the world of Ragnarok Odyssey will begin to take form as players advance through the story, with new areas opening up as their journey goes on.

In Ragnarok Odyssey, players will embark on a campaign to take down monsters and giants of massive scale, and characters can chain together massive combo attacks both on the ground and in the air thanks to the game’s extremely versatile combat system. Massive enemies can literally be smacked across the screen, and players can even up their speed and agility at the expense of HP for particularly challenging battles. On top of this, the game promotes cooperative gameplay, supporting up to four players for ad-hoc and online cooperative gameplay.

Characters in Ragnarok Odyssey are fully customizable, and players are given the ability to choose from up to six job classes that can be changed throughout the game for specific quests. As quests are completed, characters can be upgraded to increase their combat effectiveness.

Ragnarok Odyssey was developed by Game Arts and GungHo Online Entertainment, exclusively for PS Vita system. The game will be published by XSEED Games in North America in 2012.

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Licensed to and published by XSEED Games.


Skyrim Kinect Support Is Now Available in English, Monolinguals Rejoice

An update for the English Kinect is now available for the Xbox 360. A complete list of the voice commands can be found at this link. If you’re waiting on the French, German, Italian and Spanish versions; you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer as they are all in final testing.

Video below.

(ty BethBlog)

Debut trailer for Dishonored

Jump below to watch the debut trailer for Dishonored, by Skyrim creator Bethesda and Arkane Studios. In Dishonored you are a supernatural assassin who has been framed for the murder of the Empress, who you once used to protect. In this neo-victorian game you will be able to destroy your enemy by use of weapons, supernatural abilities and strange gadgets in the Steam punk inspired city of Dunwall.


PAX East Streaming Schedule Revealed

This week in Boston, MA, PAX East starts. The Stream will be embedded on Capcom Unity’s site, but can also be viewable their Twitch TV channel. There will also be a live chat, below are the times. Subtract three hours if you’re in the Pacific time zone.

Friday, 4/6
10:30-11:00 – Introduction, video tour of Capcom booth.
11:00-1:00 – SFxT Tournament featuring Vince
1:00-2:00 – DMC3 stream (in HD)
2:00-3:00 – Dragon’s Dogma/REORC/WGS Stage Demos
3:00-5:00 – SFxT Stage Tournament featuring Vince
5:30-6:00 – Interview with Adam Boyes, Producer of World Gone Sour

Saturday, 4/7
10:30-11:00 – Introduction
11:00-12:00 – Floor gameplay
12:00-1:00 – Dragon’s Dogma with Greg and Tristan
1:00-2:00 – DMC 3 Stream (in HD)(hopefully will finish the game)
2:00-3:00 – Floor gameplay
3:00-5:00 – SFxT Stage Tournament featuring Vince
5:00-6:00 – Floor gameplay

Sunday, 4/8
10:30-11:00 – Introduction
11:00-12:00 – Floor gameplay
12:00-1:00 – Dragon’s Dogma with Greg and Tristan
1:00-3:00 – DMC HD Stream Gaiden featuring Vergil
3:00-5:00 – SFxT Stage Tournament featuring Vince
5:00-6:00 – Extra content and outro


Mass Effect 3 Ending Controversy, $1k worth of Cupcakes?

Mass Effect fans are, obviously, pissed about the way the third game ended though have decided to send sweets to show how angry they are. 402 cupcakes to be exact. Fans have decided to send cupcakes to Bioware worth over $1000. “This is our way, as fans, to drive our message home, but in a (literally) sweet way,” explains the protest’s page: “In this case, the cake is NOT a lie!”

The cakes are going to be colored red, green or blue, and frosted with the letters A, B or C in order to explain that the choices “between three fairly similar things is not a fair thing to give someone.”