FINAL FANTASY 30TH ANNIVERSARY – Timeless Legacy Trailer – YouTube

Has it really been 30 years since Final Fantasy first graces our TV screens? Wow. And all these different versions — not including spin-offs (X-2 , XIII-2, Mystic Quest, and Lightning Returns) and expansions (FFXIV’s Heavensward and upcoming Stormblood, for example) are not included. But the franchise has been going for 3 decades and doesn’t look like it’s stopping any time soon 🙂

MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY™ on Steam

A mobile phone game ported for the PC? This can’t end good, right?

(Checks reviews)

…. yep.

A team of veteran developers of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, headed by venerated producer Yoshinori Kitase, brings you MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY, a mobile RPG of unprecedented quality. The PC version comes 4K visuals and 60 FPS gameplay.

Source: MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY™ on Steam

Abra

If you have played the original Pokemon games, you’ll know Abra was a headache to catch, using Teleport to escape at its first opportunity. The only way to stop this was to either catch him on your first go, or use a skill that would stop him using that move – such as one that induces sleep.

In GO, he still makes an appearance, but will escape at his first opportunity. I managed to hatch one out of an egg while I was at home:

And this morning, at Victoria Rail Station, managed to find (and catch) a wild one. A lot weaker than the one out of the egg, but still 😀

My technique was to use a Great Ball (have picked up a ton of those recently) and curveball him. Managed to get a curveball + nice bonus this way.

Tower of London

The Tower of London. A great tourist attraction. Great history…. and a bloody Magikarp nest.

Still can’t complain, picked up a couple of Dratinis here (not enough to call it a Dratini nest) and also picked up the infamous Pikachu. Pikachu is the only Pokemon in the game that I have encountered so far that actually uses a voice rather than computer-generated screeches and squeals for its signature call.

How To Install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS – OMG! Ubuntu!

Steam was one of the many things that broke with Ubuntu 16.04 because of numerous changes in package names and dependencies. Fortunately, here’s a guide to fix that. Now, back to my Dungeon Defenders 😀

Source: How To Install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS – OMG! Ubuntu!

 

Tinkering

Looks like my weekend is going to be filled with tinkering again. ^_^;

I need to reinstall windows on my laptop as I think there must be some graphics conflict somewhere and it’s lagging when it gets taxed (didn’t normally). Most commonly, it happens when I’m playing Final Fantasy XIV, but has lagged a bit on Alice: Madness Returns and Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed. I figured it might be my connection, since FFXIV is an MMORPG, so I switched from my WiFi to my 4G connection via tethering and it still lags. I then switched from DirectX 9 to DirectX 11, amd still nothing. I even downgraded my Nvidia driver to a REALLY old version (since Nvidia ran into a huge bug with one of their drivers, if you recall), so I’m planning to run my Clonezilla backup tonight (which should take a few hours since I’m also backing up my Ubuntu install), and then run my Windows install then then boot-repair to get grub back (凸(>皿<)凸 Microsoft)

And then, I have to go through the process of installing drivers and updating Windows, though I will probably skip updating Windows since I only use it as a gaming environment. And downloading my Steam games again. Including the Heavensward expansion, Final Fantasy XIV is probably about 20-30GB. With the spikes and dips in download speed on my 4G, it’s going to take about 3 hours.