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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Passions is being cancelled

So this is a dark day, NBC has decided to cancel Passions. Running since 1999 this soap has never been afraid to run stories dealing with the supernatural and the forces of good and evil. Passions was put on the chopping block to make room for another hour of the Today Show. Passions will run til the end of the summer supposedly. In anycase I just wanted to put it out there make sure to tell NBC of your displeasure in a kind manner (that is if you are a fan). Anyway the image is courtesy of NBC. I can't express my deep sadness and sorrow that a great show will be leaving Daytime.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Game Review - Final Fantasy XII

From Left to Right: Penelo, Baltheir, Ashe, Basch, Fran and Vaan.

Well This is something new I thought I'd try. I don't know how many gamers actually read this blog but I thought I would put up my first game review. I thought I would put up a partial review of Final Fantasy XII. This is my first venture into the world of final fantasy, the only reason I gave it a try was because I heard that the latest FF was not a turned based fighting system, so I thought why not give it a try. As you can tell I am not a bigh fan of turned based games unless it's pokemon, but I digress. Final Fantasy is a pretty nifty game, the story is engaging, the characters are interesting, the graphics are gorgeous and the game is absolutely epic and the gameplay is addictive. The story revolves around a young man named Vaan who has lofty dreams of being a sky pirate. Through circumstances Vaan becomes indirectly involved with a resistance movement which is trying to overthrow the current government in his country(I mean this is really a basic description of the story, there is much more involved such as romance, betrayal, deciet, all the heavy hitters). Anyway gameplay is still a somewhat turned based, but allows for more free movement. Battles are no longer random, and you are not forced to fight them anymore, you can fight or flee. Overall this game is an extremely enjoyable experience and I look forward to ending the game soon. Til then I hope those of you who have a PS2 will give this game at least a rent.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Happy Birthday!

I'd just like to say Happy Birthday to Otaku! I hope you have a great day and get all what you want. Hopefully you own't have to work to hard on your birthday.

I'm afraid I'm somewhat lacking in H&C pictures so here's a special Sephy photo for you!