Destiny 2 Is Worth the Wait on PC!

–Or get it now on console!! PC won’t get it until 10/24/2017… T. T

If I were to give you one word to describe my experience with Destiny 2, it would be “fulfilling“.

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It took me a little under a week to complete the campaign and master all Hunter subclasses, even if I restarted a character part-way. Oddly enough, the character I brought back from Destiny 1 made me feel like the intro to the game didn’t fit the Exo race due to the whole intro, but after some thought I decided to kick it with my Exo Hunter like the good ol’ days anyway. 😀

Words of wisdom to those who’ve yet to pick up for PC (or console):

**Pre-order the game for cool freebies! The game is worth it anyway!

  1. ALL DLC, except the Emotes and Emblems, will be unlocked AT THE END of the campaign, even pre-order Coldheart and Kill-Tracker Ghost shell. (All emotes and emblems are in your hub vault ASAP). They are also obtainable in-game at one point.
  2. If you have money to get the Expansions out of the way, BUY the DIGITAL DELUXE. (Note that Digital Deluxe is the $100 pack, the $90 pack is Expansion Pass only). DO NOT base it off the emote, emblem and sword, it wasn’t worth it. (You get them all in-game and the sword was post-campaign along with a cooler sword).
  3. If you are looking to save money or can wait to buy the Expansion Pass, DO NOT BUY the fancy editions and just stick to the Standard edition of the game.

You have been warned. I would have rather spent the extra $40 on silver for bright engrams when I hit Level 20. I would’ve gotten cooler stuff.

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FSU Year 02: Lighting and Shading

FSU LogoThis time we’re going back to Maya and 3D scenes. Instead of animating or making models, we will be manipulating lights and settings to make an interesting scene with convincing materials and textures.

I hated matching every single detail at first… Each of our scenes had to look EXACTLY as the reference image provided. As if we needed to get the exact value for each setting. I say this because this is, by far, the most strictly graded class in my 2 years at FSU at least if you get Professor Sakson.

I learned much about lighting, hypershading, materials and texturing in this class, but the class was poorly set up with the online lectures being inconsistent live classroom recordings and demos and the other instructor had 2-hour sessions of pooely planned content. More on these later.

Despite the interesting and essential knowledge provided in this class, Lighting and Shading with Tony Sakson and Tony Bagsby is totally one of my most disliked class right beside 3DF…

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FSU Year 02: 2D and 3D Animation, with the Checkpoint Class: Project and Portfolio II

FSU LogoHey guys! It’s been a while since I reported back about my Full Sail educations. That’s because the last couple classes were very related to each other. They were the fundamentals of animation in 2D and 3D. So, I thought, same concepts, same teacher, why not same report? To top it off, we closed off basic animation with the checkpoint class: Project and Portfolio II, where we apply the culmination of all the new skills we learned from the last 2 classes in animation.

Let’s get to it. Animation is fun. Hands down. There are still ton’s of intricacies and technicalities specially in 3D animation, but either way it is fun. So far, I think of all the things I’ve done in the last (almost) two years, animation is the most enjoyable topic I’ve tackled to date.

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This weekend SWITCHED things around (UPDATED)

After all the delays and the paranoia that our orders would get cancelled last minute (and endless hunting for accessories for the system), we finally have a few words to share about our Nintendo Switch Weekend! Mostly about the accessories we attempted to use.. XD

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I got the gray one. 🙂 Which one did you guys want or get?

Baron Shiro will come back around to give a more in depth account of his experience, but I will do the pleasure of opening up with some thoughts.

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VR Wars: PlayStation VR Re_View

I’ve had major technical issues with the HTC Vive, as much as it is an awesome piece of machine, but getting my lucky hands on a single stray stock at my local Best Buy of the PlayStation VR, I think I have a new winner in my life.

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Final Fantasy XV: My Ending Interpretation

Final Fantasy XV is a great game. Play it. That is our definitive review. For our impressions of the gameplay, look for that in this post. Now, let us speak in Spoilenese (TM).

FRIENDLY WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!

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Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Re_View

Our Re_View series is focused on bringing our cumulative evaluation or a second opinion of a current topic or to bring back commendable topics from the past.

For those who don’t pay full attention to this fast paced movie, you will miss out on a ton from this well-planned primer to the world of Final Fantasy XV.

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The Witcher 3: Complete Edition Re_View

Our Re_View series is focused on bringing our cumulative evaluation or a second opinion of a current topic or to bring back commendable topics from the past.

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The Witcher 3 Complete Edition has finally arrived. What more motivation do you need to play this dark fantasy epic that left most of us in awe? All 16 DLCs and 2 Expansions are included in one disc, don’t worry.

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Re_View: Full Sail University Game Art Course 03, 3D Fundamentals

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FSU’s first class in the real meat of the game art degree comes to a close and here are my thoughts on how this class went for me and I have to say… This class is hard. Not because of the learning curve or the new interface, but because of the inconsistencies of the instructions and lack of tool application techniques.

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