Pokemon Mounts Announced for Pokemon X and Y

Pokemon Mounts Announced for Pokemon X and Y

I’m ridiculously geeked for the new Pokemon games — and now literal pokemon mounts?! Multiple Pokedex’s in just one game?!  The collection addict in my just squee’d and wet itself a little bit.  Catch the video from the Escapist below.  The rideable pokemon featured is “GoGoat” cause it’s a goat …. that goes (as they so eloquently say in the video :-)).  Also, it makes me hungry for yogurt.

So is it October yet?  It really should be…

Anyway, check it out below.

 

 

EA Supports Equality for LGBT Community

EA taking a stand against the Defense of Marriage Act?  I suddenly don’t dislike EA quite as much.  Though the article at Joystiq makes it clear this at, at very best, as much a pragmatic move as one driven by any moral impetus, you know — I’ll take it.  At least EA had the gumption to actually say that it creates such an HR nightmare for them as well (just imagine being on the OTHER side of that too–my partner and I were asked to sign an affidavit–totally ignoring the fact that we have joint bank accounts and have both our names on the mortgage to our house.  ) Ahem, anyway.  This at least makes me happy–and I think it shows a dedication (even one motivated by self-interest) to the gay community.  Even a few years ago, a company openly declaring support for the LGBT community was totally unheard of.  Now I can think of at least 5 off the top of my head.
Brilliant, and totally makes me day 🙂

via: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/07/19/ea-joins-coalition-against-defense-of-marriage-act/

and http://www.ea.com/news/ea-stands-against-doma

Final Fantasy Distant Worlds is Amazing

Over the weekend, a group of my friends and I went to the Distant Worlds show here in the burgh.  While I enjoy the Final Fantasy games, I’ve never been the biggest FF fan, but I thought the experience would be fun, and my friends were all crazy geeked out about it. 

Similar to the Video Games Live concert series, but dedicated entirely to the Final Fantasy franchise.  The concert was just a little over two hours, and outside of a mic-squeal during a classic guitar solo, everything was flawless. 

I didn’t really know what expect–I had played games before, but it’s not horribly often that the music makes a lasting impression.  Not that the music is bad or not memorable, but rather that it just jives for me in the “atmosphere” of the game. 

There are still some songs that really stick out for me — like the theme to Dragon Age: Origin, The Lament of the Highbourne, and a few others.  I have to say, I wish I had paid a bit more attention.  I loved the concert–it was definitely worth the costs of the tickets.  In particular, I loved Zanarkand, but the Chocobo Swing (and the accompanying video) was awesome as well. 

All in all, if you have the chance to see this in concert, definitely go.  The tickets might be a little pricey, but it was totally worth it.  Such a great experience.  I don’t think I need to reiterate the awesome atmosphere of live music — that’s only enhanced here. 

Bounce on over to their site to take a gander – Final Fantasy Distant World