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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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