The Big E3

MICROSOFT

Kinect part 2

I didn't have much expectations for Microsoft press conference. Last year was bad... like last year this year was pretty much all about Kinect and Kinect games. It seems that Microsoft is doing the same thing what Nintendo did couple years ago and that is not good thing. I admit that there is lots of money where the casual gamers are but it's not excuse to left us hardcore gamers without games.

Where is Hardcore games?


It seems that Microsoft is putting all it's effort on Kinect. At the beginning of the show there was short gameplay demo for Modern Warfare 3 which looked like Modern Warfare but it seems that it's same as the previous parts of the serie, nothing new. And this game is coming to PS3/PC also so... Of course there is map packs which are coming first on the x360.

There was only two(three?) hardcore games for the x360 (exclusive). These games are Halo 4 and Gears Of War 3. We did see new Fable game which is Kinect game but is it on rails. After the show though Peter said that it won't be on rails game... Halo 4 is coming 2012 (probably in the fall?) and Gears Of War 3 which does look great by the way, is coming before end of this year. Gears of War 3 is probably only x360 game I will buy this year.

Score: 6/10

SONY


Move?

I'm not big fan of Move but still I wanted to see some Hardcore games for the Move. Resistance 3 is there sure... Dust 514, Bioshock Infinite, but I want only on Move games. There was this fantasy game, Medieval Moves (on rails?) which was... ok but nothing special. Not worth purchasing. I'm still waiting that wizard game what was shown last years E3...

It's PS Vita now!

Sony announced new name for it's new handheld console. PS Vita . Name... Not bad but I'm sure there would have been much better names for the device. Console looks great, games looks great and the price is... 249e for the Wifi model and 299e for the Wifi+3G model. I'm not sure what use is there for the 3G... navigation and internet of course... but I don't think 3G is enough for gaming (?) . PSP Vita looks pretty big and like first PSP is it small enough to carry around?




Games looks great and they did show some gameplay footage about Uncharted game for the PS Vita. Game looks good and there is touch screen things added to the gameplay mechanics but personally I don't want touch screen things on this game. Other games wasn't that interesting. Like I have said many times, it seems that PS Vita is going at the same road as original PSP. PS3/PS2 games which are downgraded versions of the game.

One questions was left unanswered: What is the battery life? I really hope that it is much better than 3DS which is really bad! And other question is that will I buy PS vita? Probably yes, because I'm sucker for the new hardware  I already have 3DS which I like, I want more games but I like the console.

PS3/PS Vita games?

There was good amount of PS3 games coming but there wasn't any suprises. Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Infamous 2, Starhawk, Dust 514 and of course multiplatform games. There is some "extra games" coming for the PS3 versions of the multiplatform games. For examble, Battlefield 3 will have Battlefield 1948 at the same package.

PS Vita will get LittleBigPlanet, Bioshock, Modnation racers, Superstardust Delta, Street fighter x tekken, Uncharted: Gold Abyss, Wipeout 2048 and more. But is this enough? These are pretty much the same games that you can have on your PS3. We just have to wait and see...

...and it seems that PSP is finally out of the picture(?)

Score: 8.5/10

NINTENDO


Nintendo's press conference was probably biggest thing at the E3. Rumours at the new console were out and there was some answers for those rumours.

Wii U, really?!

New console is called Wii U. I think name could be better. First I was confused because I though that is this new "console" only a controller or something but no, it's full fledged gaming console. Nintendo wanted to concentrate at the controller but if they would have shown only one pic of the console then moved on to the new controller... New controller is for the better direction. There is now buttons and it's more like regular controller BUT there is now 6.2" touch screen! It's opens lots of new thing what you can do with the controller. Well see what developers can do with this machine...

3DS Games

This part was probably one of the most wanted parts of the E3 which I wanted to know more. There is some great 3DS games coming but bad news is that those games are coming at the end of the year or 2012. Super Mario, Mario Kart, Luigi's Mansion 2, Resident Evil: Revelations, Super Mash Brothers and Kid Icarus: Uprising. Yes there is much more games coming but these were only games that was shown at the press conference.

I'm very dissapointed about Nintendo's plans to release 3DS games this way. There is Zelda: Ocarina of time 3D released friday and that will keep me gaming for a while but do I really have to wait 4-5 months before I can play new "super" games?! I hope not...


Where is wii games?

There was only one (?)Wii game shown at the show and that was Zelda: Skyward sword. It seems that Nintendo will not be supporting Wii anymore and are moving on to the WiiU.


3DS eShop

Nintendo released it's new eshop for the 3DS. There is two free things at the moment there. Excitebike (3D ****cs) and Pokemon thingy which let you see your pokemons in 3D. Woo! I would use this but I don't own any pokemon games at the moment. There is some old gameboy games there too. Zelda, tennis and couple other old games.

Eshop is easy to use. You can find everything easily (not much there at the moment though...). One great thing that you can see everything you want to purchase in euros/dollars. I prefer this kind of thing because you instantly know how much something cost. Those points thing what xboxlive and wii uses is very confusing. Store will be updated every thursday and I hope wee see some great titles there.

Score: 9.0/10

E3 BIG THREE WINNER IS.... Nintendo

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Monthly Blog Part 4 (2011)

Monthly Blog Part 4 (2011)

Hey! It's time for another episode of Monthly Blog! I'm late as usual but let's not get that bother us, right?  My quest for unfinished games is continuing pretty well and I finished BIG amount of games last month. Most of the games were games that I have started just one day, but I didn't finish it. as for the game time, Blue Dragon took most of my time, about 42h. Second comes probably Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition for the 3DS. Great fighting game by the way and on a handheld!! 

Because of the PSN incident I have no new trophy info so I will left my trophy progress on my next monthly blog. You will see my old trophy card on this monthly blog.



MONTHLY BLOG UNION PROGRESS


ACQUISITIONS

GAMES


PS3

 

- LittleBigPlanet 2 (GS:  9.0/10, Metacritic:  92/100)
- Dragon Age 2 (GS:  8.0/10, Metacritic:  82/100)

OTHER



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GAMING

GAMES PLAYED


- Bioshock 2 (PS3)
- GRID (PS3)
- Castle Crashers (PSN)
- Street Fighter IV (PS3)
- Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (3DS)
- Alien vs. Predator (PS3)
- Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge (PSN)
- Stacking (PSN)
- Blue Dragon (x360)
- Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time (PS3)

TROPHIES



+xx trophies
- Bioshock 2 (PS3)
- Castle Crashers (PSN)
- Street Fighter IV (PS3)
- Alien vs. Predator (PS3)
- Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge (PSN)
- Stacking (PSN)
- Blue Dragon (x360)
- Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time (PS3)

ACHIVEMENTS




- +30 Achievement points (I have some new achievements!? how is this possible )

- Blue Dragon

GAMES COMPLETED / REVIEWED



7.5/10
"Camera and controll problems makes this game very frustrating. Otherwise ok game"



8.0/10
"Good game but story isn't that interesting, scenery and atmosphere is amazing but developers doesn't use it"



9.0/10
"Entertaining, fun and best with friends"



7.5/10
"Game looks amazing and sounds great but I just don't feel the urge to play this game..."



7.0/10
"Good Mech game but lacks greatly in the story, character and voice acting parts"



8.0/10
"Great humour and everything you would expect from the monkey island game"



8.0/10
"Different, fun, entertaining but short"



9.0/10
"Best fighting game I have played on a handheld. Lots of characters and easy-to-use super/ultra moves is great to sucky player like I am "

8.5/10
"Very old-school jrpg which looks and sounds great. Big plus to the japanese voicetrack! Game just don't bring anything new or special to th genre"

(GS:  8.5/10, Metacritic:  85/100,  Me : 9.0/10)

"Best fighting game I have played on a handheld. Lots of characters and easy-to-use super/ultra moves is great to sucky player like I am  Graphics looks great but new implemented over the shoulder (don't remember the right name for this) is bad and pretty much useless. 3D effect isn't that big and I have been playing 95% of the the 3D turned off. Best game for the 3DS at the moment but 3DS's game library isn't that big..."

FOLLOW UP


"Good old school jrgp"

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ANIME WATCHED

       

- One Piece (continues)
- Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru (finished)
- Wagnaria! (new - finished)
- Shinryaku! Ika Musume (new - finished)
- Star Driver (new)

 

Wagnaria!


Info

Set in a family restaurant in Hokkaido, the northern prefecture of Japan, 16 year old high school student Takanashi Souta works part-time along with his strange co-workers: Taneshima Popura, a high school girl who's a year older than Souta who's easily mistaken for a elementary/middle schooler, and Shirafuji Kyoko the 28-year old store manager who doesn't bother to do any work at all.

Question 19367:


Your thoughts on upcoming Wii2 (or what it is called... project cafe.... Wii2... something...)

- MorkkiTH -

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Monthly Blog Part 3 (2011)

Hello everyone! How are you been doing?  This month I didn't get much games and such, but what I did get compensates that very well!  (I'm sure you already know  ). I did change my monthly blog little bit... I put on my "anime Of the month" part small info about the anime. I hope this gives you better info what kind of anime I'm enjoyed at present month. I would like to do BIG monthly blogs, which I did couple times but it takes so much time and effort... so... well see... I will be trying to evolve my monthly blog in the better direction if possible  so any ideas are welcome. Enjoy! 



MONTHLY BLOG UNION PROGRESS


ACQUISITIONS

GAMES


NINTENDO 3DS


- Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (GS:  8.5/10, Metacritic:  84/100)

ELECTRONICS



   

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GAMING

GAMES PLAYED


- Mass Effect 2 (PS3)
- Dead Nation (PSN)
- Dead Space Extraction (PS3)
- Dragon age 2 Demo (PSN)
- Motorstorm Apocalypse Demo (PSN)
- Crysis 2 MP Demo (PSN)
- 3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3)
- BlazBlue Calamity Trigger (PS3)
- Castle Crashers (PSN)
- Yakuza 3 (PS3)
- ModNation Racers (PS3)
- AR Games (3DS)

TROPHIES



+69 trophies

- Mass Effect 2
- Dead Nation
- 3D Dot Game Heroes
- Dead Space Extraction
- BlazBlue Calamity Trigger
- Yakuza 3
- ModNation Racers

ACHIVEMENTS




- +0 Achievement points (This continues...)

GAMES COMPLETED / REVIEWED



8.0/10



8.5/10



9.0/10



8.0/10



9.5/10




Mass Effect 2 (GS:  8.5/10, Metacritic:  94/100,  Me : 9.5/10)

"Great game for low price (at least for me). Story, characters and game mechanics are great but I'm little sad that rpg is less present at the game"

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"Probably best fighting game I have ever played"

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ANIME WATCHED

     

- One Piece (continues)
- DearS (finished)
- Genshiken (probably my 5th watch trough)
- Inazuma Eleven (new)
- Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru (new)

 


Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru



Info

Clumsy Hotori Arashiyama is a girl with a love for mysteries and a knack for getting into trouble. Hotori works as a waitress in an unsuccessful coffee shop when the manager comes up with a plan to increase its fortunes by changing into a maid cafe. Unfortunately, no one knows how to make a successful maid cafe other than dressing everyone in a maid outfit. What follows is a wacky series of incidents involving Hotori's many friends, mismatched love stories… and ghosts and aliens.Seaside Maid Cafe in the Maruko Shopping District at first glance seems normal. But its three employees are rather odd: Hotori aspires to be a detective, Toshiko is a perfectionist, and Uki is an old woman with a fondness for maid outfits.

Question 19384:


What is your best moment of the month?

- MorkkiTH -

PS. What are your thoughts on my blog posts this month?

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My Gaming Setup

Here are some pics on my gaming setup  There is no pics on my computer corner because I didn't have the energy to clean that part  My DVD's and blu-ray movies are on the shelves and my games are on under the TV.




Next post is probably Monthly blog part 3 (2010) but well see... I've been playing Dead Space Extraction and BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (PS3). Both are great games but I have to admit that BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is one of the best fighting games I have ever played. I haven't played much but I finished story mode and played some arcade mode. Great game and I'm thinking if I should buy BlazBlue: Continuum Shift... oh and I did give BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 9.0/10.

- MorkkiTH -

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Monthly Blog Part 2 (2011)

 I'm late (again) but let's not that bother us anymore, right?  I'm doing this pretty quickly because it's almost time to go sleep and this thing takes time. (and I'm very tired so sorry if there is some mistakes...) But I hope you enjoy 



MONTHLY BLOG UNION PROGRESS


ACQUISITIONS

GAMES


PS3

   


- Dead Space 2 Collector's edition (GS:  9.0/10, Metacritic:  89/100)
- Dead Space Extraction (Free with Dead Space 2)  (GS:  x.x/10, Metacritic:  89/100)
- Mass Effect 2  (GS:  8.5/10, Metacritic:  94/100)

PSN

- Stacking (Free for PSN+ owners) (GS:  8.0/10, Metacritic:  82/100)

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GAMING

GAMES PLAYED


- White Knight Chronicles (PS3)
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
- Dead Space 2 (PS3)
- Stacked (PSN)
- Final Fantasy IX (PSP)
- Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
- The Sly Cooper Collection: Sly Cooper (PS3)




TROPHIES



- +71 trophies (couple trophies are on this month...)

- White Knight Chronicles
- Dead Space 2
- Stacking
- Gran Turismo 5
- The Sly Collection: Sly Cooper

ACHIVEMENTS




- +0 Achievement points (I should start cracking those unfinished x360 games... eh?)

GAMES COMPLETED / REVIEWED



Dead Space 2 (PS3) = 9.5/10



White Knight Chronicles (PS3) = 9.0/10



Sly Racoon (PS3) = 8.0/10 (2 more to go)



Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) = 9.0/10 (This is with all the updates this far)



Dead Space 2 Collector's edition (GS:  9.0/10, Metacritic:  89/100,  Me : 9.5/10)

"It's more action game than horror game but I don't mind"

FOLLOW UP



"It's not perfect but I don't mind, I still love this game"

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ANIME WATCHED

 

- One Piece (continues)
- DearS (new)

 

One Piece

"Goodbye Whitebeard...."

OH... and finally my car arrived!!!


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Monthly Blog Part 1 (2011)

Monthly Blog Part 1 (2011)

Slow month with gaming purchases. New car has taken lots of money so I have to save money couple months... There is just so many great new games... Oh well, I will be playing my unfinished games until I get my hands on never games  (Maybe I can clear my backlog on games... )



MONTHLY BLOG UNION PROGRESS


ACQUISITIONS

GAMES


PSP GO

 


- Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (GS:  6.5/10, Metacritic:  81/100)

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GAMING

GAMES PLAYED


- Blur (PS3)
- Monster Hunter Freedo Unite (PSP)
- Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
- Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope (PS3)
- Resident Evil 5: Desperate Escape DLC (PS3)
- Resident Evil 5: Lost In Nightmares DLC (PS3)
- Katamari Forever (PS3)
- Pursuit Force Extreme Justice (PSP)
- The Sly Cooper Collection: Sly Cooper (PS3)


TROPHIES



- +51 trophies

- Blur
- Gran Turismo 5
- Enslaved: Odyssey To The West
- The Sly Collection: Sly Cooper
- Resident Evil 5: Desperate Escape DLC (PS3)
- Resident Evil 5: Lost In Nightmares DLC (PS3)

ACHIVEMENTS




- +0 Achievement points

GAMES COMPLETED / REVIEWED



Enslaved: Odyssey To The West (PS3) = 8.5/10



Resident Evil 5: Lost In Nightmares (PS3) = 7.5/10



Resident Evil 5: Desperate Escape (PS3) = 8.0/10

Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) (GS:  8.0/10, Metacritic:  86/100, Me : 9.0/10)

"G25 + Gran Turismo 5 = AWESOME! 2nd time "

FOLLOW UP

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ANIME WATCHED

       

- One Piece
- Basquash! (finished)
- Inazuma Eleven (new)
- Sora No Otoshimono (finished)
- Seitokai Yakuindomo (finished)

 

Seitokai Yakuindomo

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I Can't Believe This!

 I can't believe this! my laptop fried today!  (I'm writing this on my wife's laptop) First my PS3 and then this... I tried everything but nothing. My laptop is already 3+ years old so I won't fix it. I ordered new laptop. (in 1 month I have spent so much money...! sigh... ) My new laptop is very normal(HP pavilion, On sale 17,3" LED screen, windows 7 (64bit), 2 core 2,2ghz processor, 4GT RAM, 320gig hdd, ATI HD5470 512MT ect)

It's just that all my important backup files were on my flashdrive BUT my dog destroyed that flashdrive couple weeks ago... So I lost all that information. All this is just piece of tech which I can buy at the store so it won't ruin my world. This all just means that I have to spend lots of money.

- MorkkiTH -    

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Monthly Blog Part 12 (2010)

 I'm late as usual... Last month was full of life and year 2011 is no different. I hope you enjoy my monthly blog :)



MONTHLY BLOG UNION PROGRESS


ACQUISITIONS

GAMES

PS3

- Star Ocean: The Last Hope International Edition (GS: 8.5/ 10, Metacritic: 91 /100)
- Prince Of Persia Trilogy HD (GS: 8.5/ 10, Metacritic: 91 /100)
- Medal Of Honor (GS: 8.5/ 10, Metacritic: 91 /100)
- Blur (GS: 8.0/ 10, Metacritic: 81 /100)
- Nier (GS: 5.0/ 10, Metacritic: 68 /100)
- Enslaved: Odyssey To The West (GS: 8.0/ 10, Metacritic: 80 /100)
- Front Mission Evolved (GS: 5.5/ 10, Metacritic: 59 /100)

PSN


- Sack Boy's Pre-Historic Moves (free PSN+) (GS: 9.0/10, Metacritic: 90/100)
- Medal Of Honor Frontlines HD (free with Medal Of Honor) (GS: x.x/10, Metacritic: xx/100

BOOKS / GUIDES /MANGA

MANGA


BLU-RAY / DVD

BLU-RAY


OTHER




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GAMING

GAMES PLAYED


- Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
- Dead Nation (PS3)
- Vanquish (PS3)
- Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (PS3)
- Sackboys Prehistoric Moves (PSN)
- Motorstorm Arctic Storm (PSPGo)
- Final Fantasy IX (PSPGo)
- DC Universe Online beta (PSN/PS3)
- Halo Reach (x360)
- Medal Of Honor (PS3)
- LittleBigPlanet (PSPGo)
- LittleBigPlanet 2 Demo (PSN)
- Mass Effect 2 Demo (PSN)
- Burnout Paradise (PS3)
- Castlevania: Lords Of The Shadow (PS3)

TROPHIES



- +86 trophies

- Gran Turismo 5
- Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
- Dead Nation
- Burnout Paradise
- Vanquish
- Medal Of Honor
- Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow

ACHIVEMENTS




- +0 Achievement points

GAMES COMPLETED / REVIEWED



Medal Of Honor (PS3) = 8.0/10



Vanquish (PS3) = 9.0/10



Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (PS3) = 9.0/10

Vanquish (PS3) (GS: 9.0/10, Metacritic: 84/100, Me : 9.0/10)

"It's Not Perfect But Damn This Is Great Entertaiment"

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ANIME WATCHED

- One Piece
- Sora No Otoshimono Forte
- Rental Magicka



Sora No Otoshimono Forte


"Very funny anime (maybe littlebit pervert...) :P "

I Hope you did enjoy my monthly blog

   
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Monthly Blog Part 11 (2010)

Monthly Blog Part 11 (2010)

I'm late as usual and this time reason is Gran Turismo 5. Last month was good to me. Lots of great purchases and new PSP Go handheld console with 10 free games (I didn't download fifa 2010 so 9 free games) but let's get started.



MONTHLY BLOG UNION PROGRESS


ACQUISITIONS

GAMES

PS3

     

- Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (GS:  8.5/10, Metacritic:  91/100)
- Gran Turismo 5  (GS:  8.0/10, Metacritic:  86/100)
- Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow  (GS:  7.5/10, Metacritic:  85/100)
- The Sly Collection  (GS:  x.x/10, Metacritic:  86/100)

PSN

     


- Syphon Filter (free PSN+) (GS:  9.0/10, Metacritic:  90/100)
- Critter Crunch (free PSN+)  (GS:  x.x/10, Metacritic:  87/100)
- Castle Craschers  (GS:  8.0/10, Metacritic:  86/100)
- Abe's Odyssey: Abe's Exoddus  (GS:  9.4/10, Metacritic:  88/100)

PSP GO

               


- LittleBigPlanet (GS:  8.0/10, Metacritic:  87/100)
- Motorstorm: Arctic Edge  (GS:  7.5/10, Metacritic:  79/100)
- Need For Speed Shift  (GS:  x.x/10, Metacritic:  69/100)
- Gran Turismo  (GS:  7.5/10, Metacritic:  74/100)
- Avatar: The Game  (GS:  4.0/10, Metacritic:  xx/100)
- GTA: Vice City Stories  (GS:  8.4/10, Metacritic:  86/100)
- Wipeout Pure  (GS:  8.8/10, Metacritic:  88/100)
- Assassin's Creed Bloodlines  (GS:  5.5/10, Metacritic:  63/100)
- Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice  (GS:  7.5/10, Metacritic:  73/100)

EXPANSIONS

- Copernicus Consipracy DLC (free)

BOOKS / GUIDES /MANGA

MANGA


ELECTRONICS



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GAMING

GAMES PLAYED


- Demon's Souls (PS3)
- Alien versus Predator (PS3)
- Castle Crashers (PSN)
- Critter Crunch (PSN)
- Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
- Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (PS3)
- Final Fantasy IX (PSP)
- God Of War: Chains Of Olympus Demo (PSP)
- Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
- Vanquish (PS3)
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)


TROPHIES



- +38 trophies

- Gran Turismo 5
- Demon's Souls
- Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
- Castle Crashers
- Alien Versus Predator

ACHIVEMENTS




- +115 Achievement points

GAMES COMPLETED / REVIEWED



!! ZERO !! 

Gran Turismo 5 (PS3) (GS:  8.0/10, Metacritic:  86/100, Me : xx/10)

"G25 + Gran Turismo 5 = AWESOME!"

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ANIME WATCHED

     

- One Piece
- Black jack TV
- Basquash!
- Rental Magicka

 

Basquash!

I Hope you did enjoy my monthly blog

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