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My Student Films 2: EverQuest Documentary and Guilty Gear Isuka Trailer

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

As promised in my first “My Student Films” entry here are some more of my student films.

This EverQuest documentary was created about a friend of mine a number of years ago. This video was originally shot right after the release of the first expansion for EverQuest, Ruins of Kunark, which places it around September of 2000. He is a charismatic and very intelligent guy (these qualities come across on the screen), who dropped out of high school due to his addiction to the MMORPG Everquest. Please forgive the awful camera work. This was one of my first videos that I had ever shot. I learned a lot in its creation.

Land of EverQuest – Student Film MMORPG documentary

This is a video that I worked on along with a few others while at Sammy Studios for the Guilty Gear Isuka game for the PS2.

Guilty Gear Isuka PS2 Trailer – Sammy Studios

See also:
My Student Films 1
Best MMA Fights & Genki Sudo: Real Life Video Game Character
Roger Ebert is Right: Games are Not High Art…Yet

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Pimps at Sea err I mean Age of Booty & Gen 13 Cosplay

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Age of Booty Picture

I was in the cruising around in the update to the UI on the Xbox and decided to look at the Live Arcade games to see if I had missed anything. I saw Age of Booty and I remembered reading somewhere that a couple of the Bungie guys were involved in the project. Was this Bungie’s fabled Pimps at Sea finally coming out?
I downloaded the free trial and booted it up. After playing the game I came away a believer and paid the $10 for the full version.

You control a single ship and move about a board full of hexes. The gameplay takes place in real time and your goal is to plunder defended towns. As you move next to hostiles (other ships, towns, etc…) on the hex grid your ship will automatically attack them. Your towns produce resources and additional resources can be scavenged from ships that you sink or just floating around on the sea. The resources can be used to upgrade your ship or town. Although the game is not very lengthy, there is a map editor and multiplayer locally, system link or over Xbox Live. I attempted during primetime (9PM Central time) to get into a game, but there are very few people playing this game over live. Age of Booty is very addictive and although short it is worth the $10. I hope Certain Affinity and Capcom releases some additional single-player “Challenges” for a small fee ($2.50) would be reasonable.

Check out the Certain Affinity developers’ diary. It has some great information for those wanting to get into the small independent game scene.

Speaking of Booty…Gen13 Cosplay!

Gen13 Caitlin Fairchild Picture 1

I would have echoed other peoples’ exclamations that these pictures are photoshopped (and they very well might be), but looking at the model’s (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais) other photos, it is not out of the realm of possibility that the photos have not been touched up to enhance certain things. Here are some more pictures of Gen13’s Caitlin Fairchild. Enjoy!

Gen13 Caitlin Fairchild picture 2
gen13 Caitlin Fairchild picture 3
gen13 Caitlin Fairchild picture 4

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See my other related articles also:
Become a Video Game Designer: Everything You Need to Know Part 1
What Video Games Taught Me About Life
8 of the Most Underrated or Overlooked Video Games of All Time
10 Greatest Video Game Designers Part 1
Roger Ebert is Right: Games are Not High Art…Yet
What’s Bad About Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Mode?
Dead Space Through the Eyes of a Game Designer
Top 5 Greatest Moments in Competitive Gaming (eSports)
Best Games of All Time by Genre Part 1
Call of Duty: World at War Through the Eyes of a Game Designer
Best MMA Fights & Genki Sudo: Real Life Video Game Character

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