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I got Fear the Reaper

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I just saw a new emblem in my inventory today. I didnt check it up on the Emblem's Union, but its related with the Scavenator. I've been stuck on the dead level for almost an year now and this is getting quite boring. I hope things now speed up and I clear this bottomless pit. Until next time, enjoy people. Have a good day.

42 Percent

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I finally got to be 42 Percent. This took a long long time. I think over 2-3 months. I just hope it speeds up now. Or I would have to be at Level 20 for the better part of 2008.

Here is a trailer to celebrate this milestone. Enjoy people. Until next time!

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Finally, 20 Percent!

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When I hit 10 Percent of level 20, I thought I would post my next entry in the blog when I hit 20. I thought it would be like a week or so at max, but guess what; it took me 1 month and 4 days to just advance 10 percent of Level 20. 1 month and 4 days! I never even imagined that things would be so slow, I mean at this rate, I would hit level 21 well into 2008. Maybe I will hold the record of slowest out of Level 20 then. I know this is supposed be the Dead Level but this is practically extinct. Everyday I only see an increment of .30-.50% with more bias towards the lower limit. I guess I should forget about ever going beyond this level because I think its here to stay for good. Just look at these figures:

  • Hit Level 20: July 7th, 2007.
  • Reach 10%: July 24th, 2007. That makes about 17 days. I thought this was too slow, but...
  • Reach 20%: August 28th, 2007. This makes 1 month and 4 days. And that makes 1 month and 21 days for level 20 in total.

At this rate, I can only predict to hit 30% in about 2 months, and maybe, if I am lucky, I would advance to level 21 by next Christmas. In other news, my vacations would be coming to an end in about 15 days and it would be back to the university and that boring work routine. I really hate this time of the year and ironically, my birthday also comes round about that time. Which reminds me that my Pie is also gone, I hope my turkey didn't come back and stole it? But I will solve that mystery later because Gamespot is causing a lot of problems these days. I think that the site is now unfit for use on dial-up, so I would only look at that case when I am back in the university on high bandwidth servers. Until then I can only hope to get out of this nightmare that people call level 20.

10 Percent

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Just a quick post to announce that I completed 10% of Level 20. Also for my friends who track my other blogs, this post is Gamespot exclusive. It wont be posted anywhere else!

In Celebration of the 10 Percent, I would like to dedicate this video to the readers!

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Some took my Turkey; and left me Pie

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Hehe, right! Someone took my Turkey emblem and replaced it with a Pie!

I know pies and cakes were being handed over but I didn't know they came at a price of one turkey. If I knew that I would never have traded it in! I mean the turkey was an exclusive emblem handed only to those who used Gamespot on Thanksgiving 2006. I really hope that I get my turkey back and its not gone for good. But do tell me, did anyone else reported the same crime?

Dragon Ball Online!!!

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How come I never found out? It turns out that there is an Online MMORPG based on the Dragon Ball franchise being developed by NTL in Japan and Korea. It's going to be published by Namco Bandai, and it would be out on the PC and XBOX 360 in 2008. Since being an MMORPG on the PC and X360, it is speculated that it would benefit from LIVE Anywhere, and allow cross-platform gaming between the two systems. Currently only being developed for Japan and Korea, it is expected to hit the western market too sometime in the future. Akira Toriyama has great deal of control over the creative aspects of the project, both contributing to and supervising the story and art design, including character and location designs, so we can expect a lot of anime like action from the game.

Dragon Ball Online is set in Age 1000, exactly 216 years after Goku left the 28th World Tournament to train Uub in Age 784. The player takes the role of one of the many warriors living in the Dragon Ball World, which are searching for the Dragon Balls, training to compete in the World Martial Arts Tournament, or aspiring to become like the warriors of legend. While training, the player senses a disaster strike the world. The Earth is divided into pieces by a villainous organization known as the Dark Eye, which is lead by a mysterious individual. Receiving guidance from Time Cop Trunks, the player sets out on a journey to defeat the mastermind and save the world, meeting other players along the way, and interacting with the denizens of the Dragon World, including characters from the original series.

Currently, there are three playable races confirmed; Earthling, Nameks and the Saiyans. Players will be able to further customize their avatars with a variety of options, including hairstyles, colors, and clothing. Human and Saiyan players will begin their journey on Earth, recruited by Time Patrol Trunks to help save the world, while Nameks will begin on New Namek, guided by Saichoro to help those on Earth. Players also have the option to start their journey as a child, allowing their character to age and grow into adulthood as they play the game, much like the main characters of the original series. There is a lot of open ended gameplay as the player has the choice to hunt for the dragon balls, train and compete in the World Martial Arts Tournament with other players, or just head out on the quest to become the greatest warrior in the universe.

Expect free roaming environments on both Planet Earth and New Namek and a lot of downloadable add-on content released later. Either released in the English version or not, this is the one to look out for, if you are a Dragon Ball/Z/GT fan. In the mean time I leave you with some screen shots of the game!

So What's New?

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Well, even with all the fuss going around these days, I am still pretty much bored! I can't think of anything to do, even though a lot has happened in the past week. Some important events include that my 4th semester results were out and there was the trimmed down E3 Media and Business Summit 2007, which quite frankly the name puts me to sleep for a couple of hours. Sure its E3 and a lot of news came around but there was nothing revealed that intrigued me, other than the fact that this may be a boring year for gaming if Grand Theft Auto IV fails to deliver on its promise. Plus it turns out the Resident Evil 5 will also not be available this year so its another bummer to the summer event.

There may be a $100 price cut to the PS3 but there is still no strong reason to go out and buy one, and from all the rumors I have heard, it turns out that Microsoft may unveil the 3rd Generation XBOX in two years placing the life expectancy of the X360 in question. The increase to a full 3 year after sales warranty tells a different story however that, Microsoft believe the X360 could go on for another 3 to 4 years. What would really bring a revolution now would be a an announcement from Microsoft in one or two months regarding the price of the X360, like a $100 price cut for all the three SKUs. The new Zapper from Mario factory looked good, but I don't quite fancy the Wii Fit idea. I think it would not make a big impact. Who ever would want a video game that would require them to 'work-out'?

In terms of next generation, I think the PC is easily comparable to the consoles now and if equally supported by the developers, would be overtaking them by the end of the year. The Intel Core 2 line is looking more promising with the new chips that would soon join the block. And who knows, maybe AMD do pump out a true Quad-Core solution to challenge Intel's Core 2 line. As for the graphics chips, the GeForce 8 series is far superior to the RSX in the PlayStation 3, with capabilities like Full Screen 16x Anti Aliasing and High Dynamic Range Lighting simultaneously. On top of that we may get triple or quad SLI out of the 8800 chips to really boost the amount of juice we get from them. And Vista backed by DirectX 10, Games For Windows and LIVE Anywhere seem to be the real future, which is pretty much going to dominate the gaming industry in the coming years, so I wouldn't bet on the consoles right now. The only advantage they have left is the fact that they get exclusive game titles, like Grand Theft Auto IV and Halo 3 for the XBOX 360 and Metal Gear Solid 4 and Killzone 2 for the PlayStation 3. And since now, at least for 2007, PlayStation 3 has stole Unreal Tournament 3 from the PC, which was going to be a DirectX 10 title. But we still have a Crysis to prepare for and I think it would be a tough competition between Grand Theft Auto IV, Halo 3 and Crysis for 2007 Game of the Year.

OMG I Am Level 20!

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Yeah, its true. I have just hit level 20 here on Gamespot. Finally a major milestone after all these years, blogging and gaming and stuff; all that hard work finally paid off. It was a tough road on from level 10 to here, it took me over an year to achieve this level. When at level 19, I thought it would never pass, actually as far as I can remember it took me about 1 month and 24 days to complete it where most other people could do it just under 3 weeks. And from what I have heard, level 20 also known as the Dead Level or the Danger Level takes eternity, for the regular speeders, so I am assuming it would take about 3 months for me. I hope the road ahead of level 20 is easier but I have to get over this hurdle first.

Back in 2000 when I first joined Gamespot, I never knew I would make it this far. In fact after loosing my original account, I was going to give up. But then something inside me compelled me to start over, and after an absence of 3 months I rejoined on January 2004. After that it was easy gaining level 12, which I actually got under 2 years compared to about 3 from the previous account. I also got a lot more emblems, probably because my understanding of the site grew too. Now, I have achieved level 20 now, and plan to go a lot further. With this achievement, I'm going to add new blog header for my profile.

And just for a quick review, here is a snapshot of my Gamespot status:

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Help me choose new Blog Headers

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I have created two new blog headers for my blog. They perfectly fit the new Dragon Ball Z theme that you see on each one of my profile on the internet these days. I am rapidly transforming into a saiyan again, and that's why its all you see me do these days. Anyways let me get to the basic reason behind this blog post. Well, I actually created two slightly different versions of the blog header and couldn't decide which one to put up, so I decided that I should ask you guys which is better. After all, it is going to be there for you guys to see. So it would only be fair if you get a say in this. Well without further delay, here they are:

So please tell that which image is the better one. I would put it up as my blog header. And once again, thanks for your feedback people. I really appreciate it.

I Am Back: 50th Blog Post

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Well people, I am finally back from my exams. It was a real tough week and I am not expecting anything good right now. Most of my grades will be down and the worst part is that this was the final exams for the semester and I would not get a chance to make up for it. But it is still my fault, as I got too lazy to do anything and missed out on a lot of assignments and Quizzes. Now what ever comes up wouldn't be good and definitely could have been better. Heck by mid-term I was guaranteed at least 5 out of 6 A-Grades in the semester but now it has come down to this that I may even end up getting an F in one course.

But hey, what's done is done, and I would move on and attack the next semester head on. I got 2 months of summer vacation and I still haven't figures out what to do. Should I go for an internship or spend my time doing what I do best, Game On. Only time would tell that, but one thing is for sure that for now, one thing is for sure; I would be going all out on my favorite sites gaining new levels and achieving the unexpected. My primary targets would by Gamespot, YouTube and CelebDAQ. I would also be doing a lot of blogging and thanks to Microsoft Word 2007, posting these simultaneous blog entries has never been easier.

Since on the topic of blogging, I would like to reveal that this is my 50th Blog Post for Gamespot, my number one blog. I would like to acknowledge the participation of all my friends and contacts there who actually read it and give me feedback on it. I am also pretty close to hitting level 20, the Danger Level so I would try my best to keep my participation up and clear it right out. On the other statistics, my YouTube site has finally started to grow; I have now received 15400 Video Views and have 270 channel views. I only have 10 friends but soon plan to change that and add a lot more people. If you want to add me as a friend on YouTube then please visit http://www.YouTube.com/uzeeinc and click 'Add as a Friend'. If you are reading this post elsewhere that you can also add me on Gamespot by visiting http://www.Gamspot.com/Users/UzEE/ and then click 'Track this Person'.

Well, so long people, until next time, and it will be real soon. Believe me!