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The Hood of an Assassin

I have always been a follower of the Assassin’s Creed series ever since its début, fascinated by its parody use of historical facts to combine with the open-end free-running/parkour game-play as well as its colourful casts of real and fictional historical figures…

We get to explore the rich culture of each period in the guise of each protagonist of the numbered games, from the enigmatic pre-Mentor Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad of the Middle Age Crusades (Assassin’s Creed), to the charm of Ezio Auditore da Firenze of the Renaissance (Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations), to the conflicted Connor of the American Revolution (Assassin’s Creed III), and finally to the brutal Captain Edward Kenway of the Golden Age of Piracy (Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag)…

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There are several more main and sub games in the series spreading across various platforms like Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, the live action short Assassin’s Creed Lineage, 3DCG Assassin’s Creed Embers or even Assassin’s Creed The Fall comic series…

In short, the world of Assassin’s Creed is ever-expanding, with more games and others to come.

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Enhancing an Online Phantasy

Ever since the introduction of my Phantastic new rig, many fellow ARKS have wondered how did I managed to turn the graphics option on Phantasy Star Online 2 up to the eleven, seemingly amazed at the sheer visual porn that is  the various screenshots posted in the subsequent look-back at the previous year I’ve spent within the free-to-play virtual world… w

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I’ve mentioned of the use of Ambient Occlusion, but I never did explained how I did it. So for here we are now we’ll look at how to tackle and change some settings that made all these beautiful screenshots possible. :3c

For the uninitiated, please read the wiki article on its origin and application towards computer graphics. 

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A Year in an Online Phantasy

It has been a full year + since my immersion into the online world of Phantasy Star Online 2, spending at least an hour daily to hone my skills and be one with my in-game avatar…

To learn more about this Free-2-Play Online Game, please click on the link above this sentence. w

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In the mean time, in celebration of the 1st anniversary of the game, SEGA will soon release the Episode 2 update later this month, introducing many new contents: a new Dewman race, a new Braver class, a couple of new weapon categories and rotsa other stuffs.

Dkdk wkwk suru ne~! Of course us ARKS are totally excited over the new stuffs!

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Arrival of a New Phantastic System

Ever since Tamamo‘s introduction into my den a couple of years ago, she has served me with utmost dedication in my various needs.

However, being a timid little rori that she is, her abilities were rather limited, unable to handle the most resource heavy stuffs I’ve thrown at her, at least when compared to her retired almost-a-decade-old onee-chan.

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OK enough chuu-2-ing. www To explain in simpler words…

My 2-year-old laptop can barely keep up with today’s constantly high-demanding games, so it’s time for me to adopt a new gaming station – a good desktop rig that can handle most if not all and may be able to hold on her own for the next half a decade at least…

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Extra Ends of Another Fate

Two Moons have passed since the release of Fate/Extra CCC. I guess by now many of you must have already thoroughly enjoy the contents of this magnificent JRPG… 

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The official site unveiled yet another update under the System category of the site, this time focusing on several of the chara not shown beforehand…

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More Characters of an Extra Fate

It’s been more than a Moon since the release of Type-Moon’s PSP JRPG sequel, Fate/Extra CCC

Besides the Twitter campaign, the official site has been quite quiet during the passing week.

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By now even the least enthusiastic fan (Yours truly –> ^^;) must have already finished the game at least once or mayhap some where half way in the progress…

Nevertheless, the official site unveiled yet a couple of special PVs, this time focusing on several of the chara not shown beforehand…

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Twitter Campaign of an Extra Fate

Ever since the release of Type-Moon’s Fate/Extra CCC and suffered from the late delivery as well as the eventual arrival of the Virgin White Box, I’ve engaged in the JRPG on and off for the past few weeks.

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Currently there’s a campaign/contest running on the official site of the game itself, which I forgot to mention for the past few weeks due to my dedication towards completing the game ^^;

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Release of an Extra Fate

Today marks the release of Type-Moon’s PSP JRPG, Fate/Extra CCC

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MyRoom is now open to public visit! XDc

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Feverish Saber of an Extra Fate

One day left until the release of Fate/Extra CCC

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Another add-on to the Special page!

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Skirmish of an Extra Fate

T-minus two days left until the eventual release of one of the most anticipated Type-Moon’s PSP JRPG of all time, Fate/Extra CCC

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Yet another aspect of the game itself has been revealed under the System page of the official site…

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Costume Change of an Extra Fate

Just several days left until the eventual release of one of the most anticipated Type-Moon’s PSP JRPG of all time, Fate/Extra CCC

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Another aspect of the game itself has been revealed under the Special page of the official site…

Various alternate costumes for your Servants! XDc

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Expanded Characters Chart of an Extra Fate

Very soon, the PSP JRPG extraordinaire Fate/Extra CCC will finally be released…

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And of course more characters has been revealed at the official site

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Secret World of an Extra Fate

On this fine White Day, the official site of the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC reveals yet another PV and a Twitter contest!

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Another new category on the page has been unlocked: the World of Fate/Extra CCC is now open to you for exploration! 

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Student Council of an Extra Fate

With the release date drawing nearer and nearer (If it’s on schedule this time around), it’s time for another weekly update of the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC

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The rest of the Masters finally make their début in this combined PV centering on all four of them…

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Timid School Nurse of an Extra Fate

Another update of the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC

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Surviving words exchange with the King of Heroes aside, looks like the timid school nurse finally had a chance to shine after all!

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Viral Special of an Extra Fate

Another week, another update of the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC

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The greyed out Special page finally lit up, revealing its very contents to the eyes of would be Masters!

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Clingy Bride of an Extra Fate

After the forgotten hero comes yet another update of the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC

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The very Servant you’ve all been waiting is finally going to reveal herself!

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Forgotten Hero of an Extra Fate

Barely a day after the revealing of them changeable costumes, comes yet another update of the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC

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After being ignored for so long, our resident Unlimited Amnesiac Works finally being given his own spotlight…

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Alternate Costumes of an Extra Fate

Revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu is another gameplay aspect of the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC

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The inclusion of alternate costumes for Servants, of which you can change at will within the game anytime! :Dc

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Virgin Preview of an Extra Fate

Another week, another update of the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC

The time has come to reveal the contents and the likes of them Virgin White Box, the limited package of the game via a video preview!

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Sakuraception of an Extra Fate

Following the weekly update of the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC, another known character in the game gets her own PV…

The spotlight’s on the likes of a rori Sakura lookalike, with a mature onee-chan voice this time around! 0_0;;;

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Opening the Shaft of an Extra Fate

It was revealed sometime earlier that the new OP for Fate/Extra CCC will be under the care of Shaft, the studio well-known for their success with anime series like the Monogatari saga, Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the recent Sasami-san@Ganbaranai…

Finally, the said OP has been revealed today to the public by the official!

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Passion of an Extra Fate

Yet another new PV has been released for the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC… 

This time it’s that megappai with a rori voice Sakura lookalike’s turn! 0_0

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A Foxy Bondage of an Extra Fate

Another new PV has been released for the upcoming PSP game Fate/Extra CCC… 

It’s finally Tama-chan’s turn! \ (^ o ^ )/

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