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New project in the works

Well as you all know, I’ve been working hard in my job at the moment and when I do get a chance, I’m working on FineTuning347. But that’s not all, at the same time I been speaking with a friend and she has agreed to help out on a new project. To be honest it will be a very small thing and nothing will get shown until a later this year! As of now, all I can say is … It’s original, it’s will be story based and will hopefully work out! Anyway I need to get going for another meeting but hope you’re all okay and everything is fine!

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Shots fired

When I did hear the report of the plane going down, the first thing that came to mind was, we’re going to be having another war. Something like this is crazy and regardless of who did it, it’s still unreal. I really don’t have much more than saying R.I.P. to those who were on the flight. But I do think another place does need to be mentioned, Gaza. Judaism demands freedom for Gaza and recently a missile was launched at the country. What surprised me was watching a video of people cheering when they saw it about to hit the place in the distance. Either way I have to get ready now to go work so enjoy your weekend, in the best way you can and in respect of those we lost, light a candle for those poor people.

Loading… Please Wait… E3 2014 Preditcions and Wishlist

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E3 is not too far away and already things are heating up with M$ launching a bundle without the Kinect for £349.99! But to be honest it’s still too overpriced for me! Those lucky enough to grab one might remember overclockers was selling the Titanfall bundle for £329.99 brand new a couple of weeks back. Still we could be in for sure surprises from M$ with rumours going about a Halo collection for the X1 featuring a HD version of Halo 1 to 4 but no Reach or ODST will be included. With that said I decided maybe now is the best time to make up a wishlist or what I would like to see at E3. Let’s get the consoles out the way first and move on to developers afterwards.

Microsoft: Sure Halo can end the show again with a new Halo 5 trailer, but how about bringing back something fresh? Maybe a new IP in the works? Or even still bring back some classics. I would love to see Rare bring back something that isn’t about the Kinect! How about bring back Blast Crops or even more, Jet Force Gemini. Okay let’s go even way more back, Battletoads! I’m hoping they show games such Forza Horizon 2 and more on Quantum Break. Hopefully this time round they will make it more about the games than making it into a multimedia centre which a lot of us are against. With Gears of War now in their hands, can we see a CGI video of what they will be doing with the franchise?

Sony: Last year Sony hit back at E3 and made everyone chant their name! Hell I gotta admit I was with them 100% of the way and it was basically an TKO on everything Microsoft said. This year, I’m hoping to see more indie support like they showed last year and more new games. Sure it’s great to have The Last of us Remastered coming to PS4 and other titles but we need something more. I’m expecting to see more sequels such as a new Unchanted, Gran Turismo and hopefully more on The Order: 1886. Handheld wise I’m hoping we finally do get to hear about Bioshock appearing on the Vita. More titles with the cross play feature is also something I like to see more of. The Vita is a powerful handheld but we could do with more title that really shows it power!

Nintendo: Mario Kart is nearly here so we know we don’t have to worry about that no more, but DLC with more tracks and characters would be nice. We also know Smash Bros 4 for Wii U and 3DS is going to be ones that will be shown but how about something else? Nintendo has been silent about the new Zelda title but maybe a new video could change all that? Also more titles that use the Wii U pad. Also more on the mysterious title called X so far. Handheld wise, maybe we can expect a new version of the 2DS but this time the 2DS XL where… Wait for it… You can close it! What about his new thing that looks like Skylanders and Disney’s Infinity with the figures? Could this work hand in hand with Smash Bros with the trophies system? Who knows.

??? A new challenger?: We seen the Amazon Fire device which we all thought was going to be a console but could we also see someone else step up to the plate? Google might come out and shock us all by bringing out such a thing like a more powerful version of the Ouya. Even still we never can tell but let’s see what happens.

Now for the developers/publishers

EA: I’m hoping they show more on the new Mirror’s Edge! This and the new Star Wars Battlefront would be awesome! What we can expect is another round of yearly sports titles and (I wish they didn’t) Battlefield 5. What I would like more of is fresh IP’s or bring the magic back to some of the stuff they have. A new Bad Company would, Dead Space (which will stay scary), Burnout (going back to it’s roots) and also a new Dante Inferno. We already know that this year we won’t be having a new Need For Speed which is quite a shock since it has been coming every year for the last … Ten years now? Let’s hope we see some good changes this time round. I’m hoping we see Mass Effect 4 even if it is in video form.

Square Enix: Let’s get the two big ones out the way, Final Fantasy 15 and Kingdom Hearts 3. Those are the main ones we know will most likely be shown at E3. But I would like to see a new Deus Ex and Tomb Raider. Again it’s fine having a Remastered edition of Tomb Raider 3rd reboot come on the next gen, but we need fresh titles as well! As much as fans cry for a FF7 remake I still very much doubt it will happen. Sleeping Dogs 2, Just Cause 3, New Hitman, new Legacy of Kain game. S-E have a huge library of games and I’m hoping they bring some of those classics back to the table.

Bandai Namco: We can expect new anime games such as Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto to appear but what about Tekken X Street Fighter? Has it been axed? Will it show this year? We also have the new Free to play Soul Calibur game on PS3 along side the Tekken game, but how about a real sequel to both of them? Ridge Racer going back to it’s roots as well instead of trying to be a Burnout clone. Pac Man might make an appearance with the new TV show out at the moment but I’m hoping we don’t have another Pac Man collection coming out. I’m hoping to see more on The Withcher 3 and the new Tales games.

UBIsoft: Far Cry 4, Assassin Creed 5 will be titles we know of but how about Beyond Good and Evil 2? Does this not deserve to get shown? We can expect to see more on The Division and hopefully more from the Tom Clancy’s range with another Splinter Cell, Rainbow 6 and Ghost Recon. Another Rayman would be good to see too. Expect to see another Just Dance.

Capcom: If the rumours point out to be true that Resident Evil 7 will be an XB1 exclusive, would you care? Nope would I! With Ultra Street Fighter 4 coming out very soon, I would still like to have the HD versions of Capcom vs SNK come to XBLA/PSN. As I said in a rant before, I would love to see a new Dino Crisis finally happen. Although I can see Dead Rising 4 been announced to come to both PS4 and XB1.

The rest: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, More information on The Evil Within, New Elder Scrolls, Fallout 4, More information on Batman Arkham Knight, More Lego games, Doom 4, new Dead Island, Sonic Boom and hopefully HD versions of Shenmue, More information on Alien Isolation to name but a few.

Well that’s all I can think of right now but what do you hope to see happen at E3? Do you think we will see a new price drop on anything?

Loading… Please wait … Next gen

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Wait what? Loading… Please wait? But Pepz you not done one since last year, why now? Because I’m pissed off with the same old argument been used! So we are now coming close to the 2nd year of the next gen consoles at E3 but what has it showed you? Has it made you think that’s it definitely next gen? To me no it hasn’t! All it’s showed me is the same thing the 360 and PS3 can do but just make it more shiny! I gotta say it’s not been a good start for Microsoft with them having to do a complete 180 on everything they said. But even now it’s become a case where they again listened to the public and said yes we will do a XB1 without the Kinect. It’s not been a good time for them and I do feel bad for them having to go through all of this just to get fan support. True the PS4 is still outselling it but when XB1 finally gets to launch in the other countries, will sales change? Who knows. But that’s not my point right now, my point is this. Why is it still a case that generation STILL can’t get games to run 1080p at 60FPS? It’s become such a massive thing between fanboys that even when games go multi platform, they already saying PS4 will run at 1080p. But recently it was announced that Watch_Dogs won’t be running 1080p this time round on either PS4 or XB1. Instead it’s 900p PS4 and XB1 having it run at 792p but here’s the kicker that really does rub it in, the post from Alienware from their Facebook account.

Of course this is gonna lead into more heated discussion with a lot more people. Some PC gamers will always go on to say that it’s the superior race and consoles are for children. Unfortunately I don’t tend to agree with that statement because at the end of the day, I can’t afford to upgrading my PC every month with new graphics card and whatever else! For me the PC sure can run games on it but I use it more for using my blogs, writing my book now and then or to watch some shows. But in total I don’t really use it for gaming at all and I never really have looked at it for that. Truth be told I disappointed in the whole next gen consoles that have come out because, it’s back to the point of running things at 1080p without trouble. It’s going to be one of those topics that will carry on throughout the consoles life. You know as well as I do, that every time a new game studio says about the specs, people are going to go on about what the frame rate will be. It’s not going to die down and it will be a factor for some people. I gotta admit though, looking at them side by side you won’t notice the difference but to some people it’s the fact of the other one running at full power. Each console has their own strengths and weakness, same as the PC does. Whichever way we look at it, people are going to keep go with whatever one they feel happy with. So why haven’t I got any of these next gen consoles yet? Well to be honest, nothing interest me out of either of them and that includes the Wii U.

Sure Mario Kart 8 looks good but I’m not going to be throwing down money for a new console for one game. It don’t make no sense to me and I rather know I’ll have an handful of games I can pick and play. As I said before, I’m happy with my 360 and with the amount of games I got, I’m in no rush to buy anything new. Although that new Aliens game does look good but again I’m gonna wait a bit and see what it’s like. I already been burnt by that last one which was piss poor! Still I can’t deny there are some games that do look good and it’s make me even more happier knowing I don’t have to folk out money for a new console to play them! Maybe at E3 everyone will show their big guns and it could change my mind but to be honest it’s highly doubtful right now. Until next time!

3 years on and still Ranting!

I gotta say it’s been amazing knowing that the blog is 3 years old today! I started it off without much thought and now it’s gone huge! I never knew what a blog was or heard of WordPress before until someone told me about it all them years ago. And now here I am, celebrating the 3rd year with a second blog call Fine Tuning347 doing interviews with a lot of artists! It’s been one of the best things I ever done and I gotta say I enjoyed it and to be honest, I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next! I got to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been following me and from past and present! Without you it wouldn’t be this big and I’m looking to get a design done for both blogs and hopefully can get it uploaded when finished! Thank you everyone again for all your support and following me through my journey of life!

Ranting: Lies

Hello world and how you doing today? Over here in the UK it’s bank holiday Monday so near enough, everything is either shut or closing earlier than normal. Today rant is about lies. Sure enough we all lied once in our life time but it’s how far some people can take a lie. I try to avoid lying because doing so means you have to remember your cover up story which you made up on the spot itself. However we do face people who will simply lie to us over whatever reason itself.

I remember when I was back at secondary school where one of my friends said to me he was off to Jamaica for the school holidays. I believed him and asked him to get me a keyring while his out there. He was pretty embarrassed when I saw him coming out the shop I was walking into. Some of you may remember me telling you about Kim who sent me a text message and the phone call we had that made it sound like she was dying. Once again seeing her walk the streets with her been fine made her feel embarrassed and she started running away. I’ll admit I was pissed off for sure but I didn’t do anything expect lock eyes with her.

But not always is lying bad since it can be a case of protection for various reasons. Good example of this is when mum was acting like everything was fine while using a brave face to hide the pain in her. Sometimes people do that but the end result is that you’re more likely to hurt them more instead. It’s pointing back to that one word we sometimes take advantage of and that word is trust. The people that we care about the most is the ones we will hurt the most by either lying to them or them losing their faith in us.

With a show like Lie to me, it showed different ways of how people lie. For example, in one of the episodes a guy selling hot food would rub his neck when he lied. I guess TV CAN teach you some stuff! But it’s interesting to see such a thing like that and take it for granted that we ourselves don’t know we do it. Like I said people lie about various things for whatever reason it is. Sometimes we will never know the true meaning behind any of it or we given up because we passed caring.

Well that’s it for today but enjoy the rest of your week! Remember Fine Tuning347 will be holding two new interviews on Thursday and Friday! Enjoy!