Final Fantasy III for iOS, 5 reasons to love it.


I’m not a fan of 3D games of the iPhone, they’re slow, ugly, and not fun to control with the touchscreen, but when it comes to Final Fantasy, I’m always willing to make an exception, so I tried it, and I loved it. Final Fantasy III was a brilliant remake of the game that shaped today’s RPGs in 3D.

Final Fantasy III logo

So here are 5 reasons why you will love Final Fantasy 3

1. All the fun of a console Final Fantasy.

Except for the visual effects, Final fantasy III on the iOS will give you an experience identical to the one you loved on your game console, the story is there, the characters are all unique, leveling, humour. Everything that you would expect from an RPG. Final fantasy fans will not be dissapointed.

2. Speed and FPS.

One of the top reasons why I hate 3D games on my iphone 3G is the speed. 3D games usually get laggy, but not Final fantasy III. the game runs smoothly most of the time. even though the graphics in it are may be the best I ever tried on the iPhone.

3. easy controls with the touch screen.

Just swipe your finger any where on the screen to move the character, tap it to select, or pinch to zoom.

4.A full length Final fantasy experience.

Get ready for hours of battles, conversations, and menu navigation. FFIII is no mini game.

FF III

5. Switch jobs anytime.

Most console final fantasy games doesn’t offer this. Any character can become a warrior, a while, black or red mage, or even a thief, every job comes with a different look for every character.

So whether you’re a fanboy or not, Final Fantasy III for the iOS is a great game,

Dead Rising 2 : Off The Record SandBox mode review

Dead Rising 2 : Off The Record is a reinterpretation of the game with Frank West from the original Dead Rising as the main character instead of Chuck. The games takes place in Fortune City, the same place as the Original Dead Rising 2, and features some new locations. Dead Rising 2 : Off The Record revolves around the same main characters and offers a gameplay experience identical to the previous version. with the exception of the new Sandbox mode.

The game concept stays the same if you play the story mode. You have several days days to survive, you should secure a Zombrex for each day while completing missions, escorting survivors to the same safehouse, and making new weapons.

Photography is the only visible change in the story mode. Take Horror, brutal, or hot photos to score some extra PP and level-up faster.

Sandbox mode is a little different, there is no story, survivors are hostile, and there are much much more Zombies to make the journey worth your while. The goal is simple, kill more zombies to unlock more challenges, finish these challenges for cash rewards, spend the cash to get more deadly weapons.

I have made a short gameplay video, featuring the first couple of hours of Dead Rising 2 : Off The Record SandBox mode. This game may not be the best zombie PC game around, but it will give you a few hours of fun.

 

Call Of Duty Modern warfare 3 – Launch Trailer released

The long awaited MW3 is alomst here, A new teaser was released yesterday proving that it might actually be the best Call of Duty ever. The game will be released on Nov 8th and it is already available for pre-order from Amazon for Xbox360, PS3, And PC

Pre-order from Amazon.com now to ensure release date delivery! click the version you want below.

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Download Portal 2 ending theme

Portal 2, was probably the best game I played this year, and boy did I play a lot of games this year! It’s really funny, innovative, and addictive. But you know whats better that? the music!

Portal 2 music and sounds in general are wonderful, from GlaDOS and its auto-tuned sarcasm, to the degenerated core with the British Stewy accent. The portal 2 ending theme of the game is one of the best ending themes ever. Both the Turrets orchestra and GalaDOS’s song “I just want you gone” are amazing.

I was looking around to see if Portal 2 Soundtrack was available, and I found that it is, For free including the Portal 2 ending theme!

You can download it by going here

http://media.steampowered.com/apps/portal2/soundtrack/Portal2-OST-Complete.zip

 

So whats your favorite Portal 2 voice

download Portal 2 ending theme image

Portal 2 crashes to desktop – Fix it

Portal 2 Picture
Portal 2

 

This Bug causes Portal 2 to just disappear and return to the desktop. This bug is now fixed, all you need to do is to upgrade your game. Google Portal 2 update. and download the First update and install it Your Game should work fine now.

There is also a series of other updates (update 2,3,4,5) you may get these as well to upgrade to the latest version, but for me just the first fix stopped the game from crashing to desktop.

 


Final Fantasy XIV maintenance page

If you have been struggling to get a beta key, and getting this maintenance page over and over and over.

You are doing something wrong, this actually is the default error page for any mistake you are making. to get rid of this and actuallysee the real thing try this:

1. Dont Just get back to the loginpage here  https://secure.square-enix.com/account/app/svc/login?cont=ffxiv_beta_ap&ret=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.square-enix.com%2Fenqt%2Fe%2FFF14OBTENTRYJP%2Fhtml&retl=ffxiv&retu=http%3A%2F%2Fentry.ffxiv.com%2F&lng=en&rgn=eu  and try logging in. You have to go all the way back to the entry page here http://entry.ffxiv.com/ and start over every time.

2. Don’t try to follow some online guides to bypass the server errors and just get a key, they do not work anymore, just try every hour, and might get lucky.

3. Some have reported that disabling cookies in your browser may give you this page, try to enable them, or lower your internet security settings to the default.

Good luck, but currently I think no one is getting any Beta keys as the error remains “Applications for the FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test have been temporarily suspended. Please wait until we are ready to accept new applications and then try again.”

Final Fantasy XIV OPEN BETA !!

Today I received an email from Square Enix announcing the start of Final Fantasy XIV open beta testing. I quote the following from the email I recieved

Final Fantasy XIV OPEN BETA

In preparation for the official release of FINAL FANTASY XIV on September 30, 2010 and the early release on September 22, we will be starting an open beta test to help put the finishing touches on the game. We ask that all users who can participate in the open beta test apply from the following website.

1.Access the following URL.
http://entry.ffxiv.com/
* The page will become accessible starting at 19:00 on Aug. 31, 2010.

2.Log in with your Square Enix account and have a registration code issued.
* Depending on the access status, we may temporarily suspend the issuance of registration code. If you cannot have registration code issued, we ask that you please wait a little while before trying again.

3.Register the registration code you received by e-mail on the Square Enix Account Management System.
Click “Select Service” from “Services and Options” on the left menu. Select “FINAL FANTASY XIV” from the services available and then “Add a service account.” Enter the registration code you’ve been issued and proceed to the end of registration.

The Square Enix Account Management System: https://secure.square-enix.com/account/

– Client Software Used in the Open Beta Test
The installer for the open beta test’s client software can be downloaded from the following website.
http://entry.ffxiv.com/

*If you have already downloaded the client software for the closed beta test, there is no need to download the installer.

– Transferring your Character Name from the Open Beta Test to the Commercial Release
As long as the World you choose in the commercial release is the same as the World you chose in the open beta test, you will be able to transfer your character name. If you choose a different World for the commercial release, your character name will not be transferrable. For details, please refer to the beta test site.

– To PlayStation 3 Version Applicants:
This test phase will deal only with the Windows version of the software. Details regarding the test schedule for the PlayStation 3 version will be released by e-mail at a later date. If possible, we still ask and encourage you to take part in the testing on a Windows PC.

– Note:
・The open beta test is being conducted on the Windows version of the game only.
・Latest news and notifications will be periodically posted on the forums of the tester site.
・The game to be tested is under development, and may differ from the commercial release.
・Please direct all inquiries regarding FINAL FANTASY XIV to the Square Enix Support Center ( http://support.na.square-enix.com/ffxiv/ ).

The Game Will officially be released on The end of september, that gives us a month to enjoy FFXIV for free!

This is a beta test, so I encourage you to find some beta tester spirit and use it, you must find AND report bugs to developers

New Games protection systems DRM, why even bother.

We have been playing video games since 1958, the gaming industry is getting even bigger and bigger every day, faster platforms, better graphics, smarter gameplay and control systems. But yet, we still struggle with the same problem we faced in the beginning, how to protect a game against unauthorized copying and distribution.

Back in the days in 1986 one of the first computer viruses ever was created as an attempt to protect against unauthorized copying. As if that was not a disaster per-say, developers kept on experimenting with different protection methods each of which was compromised sooner or later.

Today, 24 years later, we are still living the same struggle, and just until recently we didn’t care, but we are starting to get mad as recent DRM (Digital rights Management) systems started inconveniencing rightful owners of games, by insisting on a permanent Internet connection to some unstable servers to play offline games?

DRM

Coming to think about it, why are they even still trying? It has been like 24 years people, and not a single game got away without being cracked ( Don’t count PS3 games, but it’s coming for them as PS3 is starting the smile after being tickled for so long).

See, I believe there are 4 kinds of gamers, lets call them, the Buyers, The Testers, the leeches , and the Cheaps.

Continue reading “New Games protection systems DRM, why even bother.”

AlterIW iw_22.iwd file is incorrect – Fix it

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Just a few unlucky guys  (like me)  get this error when trying to start Call Of Duty Modern Warfare II with AlterIW net.

“The main/iw_22.iwd file is incorrect

The problem with this error is that it does not give you any actual hint on how to solve this problem. The file is correct, try reinstalling from scratch but you will only be wasting your time.

Actually the problem is a networking one!!! no not a file mismatch or corruption. Just go here and follow the method the same that I used to play Resident Evil 5 on LAN

I quote this from that page :

On Vista, open the “Network and sharing center”

From the left pane select “manage network connections”

press the “ALT key” on your keyboard. the top menus will appear

Select “advanced settings” from the menu “advanced”

Use the arrows to move your LAN card up in the list then save everything.

Thats That my friend, Enjoy AlterIW and don’t cheat or noob tube.

UPDATE 1 !

If the method above is not working for you, maybe you can try the following methods:

RudeBoy method: I have two cards, one is broken, so I disabled it, that was the problem.

Nixan Method: MAC RESETTING (if you changed it before)

Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections\

Open Local Area Connection Properties

Click Configure

Open Advanced tab

Select Network Address and check Not Present

UPDATE 2

If you have tried everything here and still have a problem, you probably have messed your iw_22.iwd, you can download the copy that is currently working for me here

Please continue to report if any of these worked for you, and if not how did you solve the problem.

MapleStory Error code =-40 solution

I wanted to try the MMORPG MapleStory, I downloaded the client using the direct download link (not the downloader), when I tried to install the game later I got

[ERROR CODE= -40]
installation failed.(11433,0)

I googled around a bit to find that this is caused by a corrupt installation file. What we are doing here today, is to fix the installation without having to re download the entire client.

1. download Flashget (just google it) then install it

2.  From the Import list under file, choose “import corrupted download” find the client installation of the game.

3. Let flashget think about it for a while, then it will ask you for the download URL, go back to the game website and get the link, in my case it was http://download3.nexon.net/maplestory/fullversion/MSSetupv88.exe

4. after thinking about it for a while Flashget will decide how much of the game is missing and needs to be redownloaded. Start the download and let it finish.

5. Install the game and have fun!

This method can be used to repair in corrupted direct download file not Just the MapleStory client discussed here

What is your favorite MMORPG?