Wednesday, December 26, 2007

GTA San Andreas - Review

What exactly are you looking for in game? Perhaps maybe some action? drama? suspense? comedy? violence? or even sex? Look no more because I have the perfect game for you. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. If you're a big fan of GTA, you know what I'm talking about. Everything you want from body building to race driving. Listening to different stations while driving. From being a gang member to a taxi driver. It's being free of doing anything that you are not allowed to do in the real world. Welcome to San Andreas.

GTA San Andreas is an Action/Adventure game developed by Rockstar North. Released on October 2004, the game's setup was in late 1992. The game revolved around the unraveling of the murder of the main character, C.J. Johnson. A game full of action, violence, etc.. you name it, they got it. For me the best GTA game of all the other GTA series. From riding motorcycles to flying planes and controlling tanks. Another feature is the looks of your main character. You can actually be a skinny guy, fat one, or a muscle man. The trick is, you don't choose them at the start, you have to work for it if you want him to be fat or muscular. Do regular workouts and you'll be a muscle man. Feed him a lot and you'll be big fat ___.

Another key factor is the building of character. Given already was the physical appearance. Other factors are respect, skills in weapons and vehicles. These stats definitely will give impact and effect on how you play the game. The missions are less frustrating because they do a better job on letting you know what to do or how to do it.

And if are tired of playing the storyline of the game, why not do some mini games or maybe do anything you want. From killing, stealing, and creating chaos. Things which we are not allowed to do in real life. There could be some problems with frame rate once in a while but it doesn't affect the speed of the game. Combining the good and the bad sides of the game, it still looks great overall. Just a little warning though, kids must be guided when playing this game as it involves violence, explicit language and scenes. Based on the game play, sounds and graphics, I'd give it a 9.5 out of 10. So if you want a thrill ride of your life, go out and check this game out.

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Guitarist, The Evolution

Hi! Since this is my very first post on this blog (I have other blogs), I would like to tell something about myself. I've been making blogs for a few months now and I've decided to create this blog. The topic? Basically about everything. From video games, arts, graphics, music, tips, money making, movies, t.v. shows, guitars and the list goes on. I'm currently a guitarist of a band here in the Philippines so my first post must be about.. uhmm.. myself, the guitarist. I've been a professional guitarist for 8 years. When I say professional, I don't mean that I'm one of the best. What I meant was that it's my work. There's one thing that I regret though. I wish I started playing when I was 6. I really didn't start late. I started at the age of 13 (I think). It's hard at first but as everybody keeps telling me, practice makes it perfect. It's been an up and down experience being in a band. Hard work is the key. I've been influenced by Tuck Andress, Lee Ritenour, Greg Howe and a few more. If you don't know who they are, try searching their videos in YouTube. I just wish I have all their talents combined. That would be nice.

One night, I was playing the Super Mario Bros theme on my guitar. I just went on YouTube and searched if there was already someone out there who played it on their guitar. And I was amazed on the undiscovered talents that I just saw. One was this Korean guy who plays two guitars simultaneously. He used the tapping technique and uses the style of Stanley Jordan. Here's a video I want you guys to see.

I read his profile and he said on his website that he just wanted to be famous. And I bet he is. This just tells me there's no limit on how to play your guitar. Tuck Andress had his own style which I guess was influenced by Joe Pass. They had the same style but Tuck just made it a little modern. Stanley had his own with two hand technique which was adapted by Zack Kim (the Korean guy). It's like the evolution of man, but this time it's the evolution of playing your guitar. Here are some more interesting videos that amazed me.

The possibilities are endless. This made me realize that it's not to late for anything at all. You just don't have to be contented on what you can do. Just keep on working hard until you go over your limits. And who knows, you might create a new evolution.

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