I was in a karaoke lounge with friends when I came across BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love” in public for the first time. The karaoke machine also had songs from other K-Pop artists (mostly 2nd Gen), but the multilingual song selection was very limited. (No, I wasn’t in California where they have a visibly large K-Pop community; the karaoke lounge I went to is at a Round One arcade in Maryland.) Anyways, BLACKPINK only had one song in the machine while the other K-Pop artists had two or three songs (again, mostly 2nd Gen). That got me thinking, “Why only include one BLACKPINK song when they have seven hit singles, and they’re one of the newer K-Pop acts?”
One of the more interesting approaches to classifying CRPGs has been the development of the labels WRPGs, or Western role-playing games, and JRPGs, or Japanese role-playing games. The key part to any RPG has always been its storytelling component, and there tends to be a contrast between how WRPGs and JRPGs tell their stories. WRPGs often give the player a single, fully-customizable avatar. This avatar will often end up meeting other characters along the way, who will join the crew and form bonds with them. Eventually, this team will progress through the main story (and many side quests). Emphasis is often placed on choice: “Do I do this, or do that?” Many games take this opportunity to blur the line between good and evil, so that what you have achieved genuinely makes you the good guy from your point of view, while others make a clear distinction so that you know you are being the bad guy or the good guy.
I was in my sophomore year when Randall Park came to my university as a guest speaker. He came to the speaker event a little late because he had to drive through the LA traffic. But he nonetheless was greeted by a patient and friendly audience.
I’ve been rejected for acting and extra roles long before I even set foot into audition rooms. Rejection for me comes from reading the typecast description “Caucasian only” when I’m Asian-American.
I already knew from the get-go how extremely difficult it is for Asian-Americans to land roles in movies, TV shows, and even commercials – at least 30 seconds of media time.
In some old blog posts, I briefly mentioned my growing interest in lacrosse. After much thought, I decided to write this post to share with other lacrosse fans, sports fans, Native American geeks, and other curious minds out there. 😉
This gives off James Bond, Mission Impossible, and Sherlock Holmes vibes… and yet, it stands on its own. What makes this game a cinematic experience? Music, character and setting designs, voice acting, dialogue, storytelling, and, above all, the controls.
(Before you start reading my game review, I wanna send a message to all gamers and non-gamers out there: Don’t let outdated graphics turn you away from playing games.)
(Also, disclaimer: I’m only writing a review for Metal Gear Solid 3 (MGS3) because it’s the only game from the Metal Gear series that I’ve ever played.)