MGSV – Inspired Share

Over at the The Well Red Mage, I caught a share of Metal Gear Solids ending song.  “The Best is Yet to Come.”  Which is essentially my life motto.  No matter what, I feel life can be harsh, happy, tough, confusing.  Most of all its precious, because “the best is yet to come”, and life has sweeter memories to give us.

Even in our darkest days it can get better.

In an inspiration from his post, I’m sharing the EPIC Donna Burke, “Sins of the Father”.  Which truly captures the whole vibe that MGSV was.

It was EPIC, yet bittersweet, due to Konami (the company that produced the game) and Hideout Kojima’s (the creator) mistreatment during the development of the game.  Back when I finished this a year ago, I KNEW DEEP DOWN something was wrong with Konami.  (Turned out I was right…which you can read HERE.)

Anyways enjoy the song!

Dabbling into Virtual Reality!

Three weeks ago, I got a gift card to Target and I intended to use it to buy some new clothes.  But the inner geek inside me couldn’t help to avoid the oncoming VR (virtual reality craze!  Once I finished doing some research, I’d realized that Google had released some cheap-ass vr headsets call Cardboard.  Which are literally……

CARDBOARD.

Which is NOT what I wanted.  So I looked up Target’s page and they had a pair that were sturdier.

This is an example of the one I bought, which ended up being 50 bucks.

When I got it, it seemed pretty simple, open up the front once I found a supported VR game, app or video and pop my phone in!  It was, but after about a few hours playing with the apps, the charm of 360 immersion wore off.

Videos were cool, as many of the good ones feature a 360 view where you can feel like you’re actually there.  This was especially cool using Google’s Street View, which lets you explore anywhere on the globe in full view.  But that gets old after a while.  Viewing was also bothersome after a half hour and many times I HAD TO TAKE BREAKS!!  

 

The games and apps seemed SUPER COOL, but my headset had fairly limited functionality, unlike the fancier Samsung, HTC, Oculous and Sony versions.  Having a controller was pretty mandatory, which I kind of wish VR breaks AWAY from the controller.  (I mean, isn’t that kind of the point of the virtual experience?!)

JUST NOT LIKE THIS!  (Wow!  I can’t believe I remember this movie!) – Stephen King’s Lawnmower Man

I know I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, but I have a feeling that VR STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO!  The more expensive rigs will give users a WAYYY better experience than I had and I’m in no way trying to discourage you guys to try out the headsets for yourself.   As a matter of fact, dip your toes in the pool and test the waters yourself and I hope you enjoy the swim

Just bring along a spear gun, just in case!

 

 

 

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A dedicated fan’s happiness crushed

It has been about a week since I completed Metal Gear Solid V:  The Phantom Pain.           I’m still full of resentment for investing my time into this game.
Overall, it starts out amazing; the action and gameplay sucks you in.
But then I began to realize that the overall experience felt hollow.
The story became more detached, the vast world turned into a repetitive grindfest for resources and overemphasis on expanding my mother base.
The story I know and love has been destroyed and ruined, and it will never be the same.
I’m saddened to see the turn South like it did for me.  This may be last days of Metal Gear, shattered into disarray.

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-P2D2