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Finally got my NG account back under my control!

2010-10-04 23:06:22 by vampiricLLAMA
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Ok, I finally got my password reset, and have regained control over my account. To anyone who has received PMs or anything else from me in the past month or so, it wasn't me doing it! I'm sorry if anything bothered you.

~Llama


Dead Space rocks!

2010-05-24 15:29:36 by vampiricLLAMA
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I have always been a big fan of the survival-horror genre. Phantasmagoria, Resident Evil, and Silent Hill are three of my favorite games / series of all-time. At least, they were.

I recently played through a game called "Dead Space" on a friend's recommendation, and I was blown away. I have been playing horror games since I was 12 years old and I have NEVER been as terrified or intrigued with a game as I was with Dead Space.

The game is set on the USG Ishimura, a "Planet-Cracker" starship, designed to tear multi-trillion ton chunks of rock from the surface of uninhabited planets and mine them dry of minerals. You play as Isaac, an engineer who is sent to the ship with a small crew to investigate a communications blackout. Shortly after boarding, however, the team realizes that something has gone horribly wrong and has to fight for their survival while discovering the true nature of what happened on this ship.

The atmosphere is one of extreme tension and suspense, and the game was constantly surprising me, even though I've come to expect certain things out of survival horror. I often found myself walking down the hall, peeking around corners, sitting for 10 seconds or more with my flashlight on a vent or stomping corpses just because I began to become paranoid after my first few predictions (which I use to keep my wits about me in games like this) were wrong and left me disarmed when the game actually did throw something my way. Kudos Dead Space, you had a survival horror veteran nervously tip-toeing her way through the entire story, causing her to nearly jump out of her skin on more than a shitload of occasions.

The game plays very similarly to resident evil, with sparse ammunition and a limited inventory, and even offers the player the option to play through again with all their equipment (effectively making the game a cakewalk the second time through). Any weapon or equipment you pick up can be modified using "power nodes" to create a path of circuits that lead to upgrades in damage, reload time, ammo capacity and much more, based on the effects of the item. Speaking of weapons, I had a lot of fun messing with all the different guns and trying out their effects. One especially fun weapon was the "Force Gun", described as a "kinetic booster device", which knocks enemies flat on their back, allowing you the opportunity to stomp on their face with deadly effect.

The controls are fluid and easy to learn, and the interface is clean and presented in a very unique style; the HUD is non-existent, instead being portrayed as in-game holograms that actually appear in the game world in 3d, without leaving the action to switch to a more traditional menu. Isaac's health bar is a series of lights on the back of his suit, which I thought was a really cool touch.

Dead Space is amazing and I'm very much looking forward to the sequel. So if you love survival horror games that actually fit the genre's name, you should definitely try Dead Space.


FARFIGNEWTON!

2010-04-26 04:32:40 by vampiricLLAMA

I would like some cheese. But I don't have any.


Fuck it.

2010-04-08 21:13:57 by vampiricLLAMA
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See my face I don't care! XD Not that big a deal really but here you go, I've got a couple PMs asking me to put up an actual picture and I finally caved. Enjoy?

Fuck it.


SIGNED!

2010-02-04 18:44:20 by vampiricLLAMA

I got a PM a few days ago from Artist Craze Media (A net-label), asking me to sign with them, I did, and woohoo! It CAN happen people! I didn't think so either until now, but there ARE people watching newgrounds, looking for anyone who stands up from the crowd, so keep going!

I'll still be submitting to newgrounds, so don't worry if that's what you were thinking.

Woo!



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DAMMIT!

More maybe next week about what's going on, life sucks -_-


Cleaning House

2010-01-31 00:39:32 by vampiricLLAMA

I'm taking off some of my older, worse (imo) songs so people are more likely to hit something "good" when they look at my song list :P


Back in the game!

2009-10-17 07:56:51 by vampiricLLAMA

All right guys, I'm all settled into my new apartment, and I've got a new computer to use for making ZE MUSIX! So I'm uploading my celebration piece, Sawtooth Slasher, a nice little Electro Piece I just whipped up after setting up my computer :D ENJOY!



I've been having a lot of money issues, so at the moment I'm living in a friends car. My computer was destroyed by my psycopathic aunt so I have no way to make music. As soon as I'm back on my feet (if ever) I'll start making music again. Till then newgrounds.

~llama


Inspiration!

2009-03-05 08:08:16 by vampiricLLAMA

Heya newgrounds!

I was inspired by Hopeku's 30 songs in 30 days project, and after talking to him, it seems like it would be a good idea, in order for me to progress musically, to do something similar. So, starting tomorrow I'll be working on....

Llama's Big BIG Project Thingy! Dun Dun DUN!

I don't know what genres it will span in reality, but my goal is to have at least one song in every genre on newgrounds, crossed with what I know and then adding in some of the things I learn on each song to the next one, Acid Classical? Probably. Goa Jazz? Maybe... Disco Metal? Probably not lol. But I'll be trying crazy stuff like that just to see what my creativity limits me to (or doesn't). :D

I'll be doing a song every day for 30 days starting on Saturday because I've got a really hectic rest of the week, but next week will calm down so I'll have alot more time to dedicate to writing.

Til then, don't get classy on me newgrounds!

~llama