Nintendo CEO Passes Away At 55


It is a somber day for the gaming community, as the president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata died at age 55 from the effects of his Cholangiocarcinoma (A rare form of cancer) after being diagnosed on 2009.

Satoru Iwata, apart from being a talented programmer, a legendary developer, and a revolutionary of the gaming industry is known for caring deeply about gamers, considering himself as one of them (or of us, considering that I think of myself as a gamer as well). One of his memorable quotes said just as much when he stated, “On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.”

He is known as the man behind hit games such as: The Legend of Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, and Earthbound games. One of his notable first foray into the video game industry was through Balloon Fight, a 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System game.

He was also the person who pushed for Nintendo Direct–a series of online press conferences that are open to anyone. Not only that, but Iwata-san improved Nintendo relations with fans using social media. He believed that, video games–first and foremost–are meant to be fun, having been quoted in saying, “Above all else, video games are meant to just be one thing: fun for everyone”.

His passing will, undoubtedly, leave a void at Nintendo.

You will be remembered for the legacy you left behind and the joy you have spread through your work. Domo arigatou gozaimasu, Iwata-san.


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“Vian Plays” Official July Schedule


I know I’ve made mention of this in my previous post, but this time, I’m making it official.

If you haven’t already, I’ve made a video of this month’s new LPs on my Youtube Channel. If, for some reason, you can’t head to my channel and view it from there, I’ve added said video to this post.

You guys have to remember that the schedule indicated in this video is subjected to change.

If you have any games you wish for me to try out or play, I don’t mind suggestions for them. You can post them on the comment section below, or tweet me using the hashtag #VianPlayThis (be sure to tag me though just for good measure).

Anyways, that’s all for now.

Until the next post, dream on; fly on!

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“Let’s Play” Schedule


As you guys may already know (if you’re following me around my social media sites), I’ve started populating my YouTube Channel with “Let’s Play” (or in my case, “Vian Plays…”) videos. Some may be wondering (if it isn’t quite obvious already) the schedule of the LP series uploads and releases.

I release videos daily and in a specific schedule. Below is the current schedule of LPs (or VPs), which also qualifies as the list of on-going series you could watch and entertain yourselves with (if you so please):

Series Genre Schedule of Releases Status
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Action-Adventure Role-Playing Game Daily, 5:00PM (GMT+8) Will be completed by July 4, 2015
Valkyria Chronicles Tactical Role-Playing Game Every other day, interchanges with Re;Birth, 10:00AM (GMT+8) On-going
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 Role-Playing Game Every other day, interchanges with Valkyria Chronicles, 10:00AM (GMT+8) On-going
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Action-Adventure Role-Playing Game Sporadic, 8:00AM (GMT+8) On-going

I used to have a 10:00PM (GMT+8) slot, but with the completion of Deadly Premonition, that slot has been opened (though I plan to either have The Last of Us in there or D4).

I also have plans to add these games into the roster sometime in the near future:

  • Suikoden 1-4
  • Silent Hill 2
  • Akiba’s Trip
  • Eternal Sonata
  • Uncharted 3
  • Valkyria Chronicles 2 & 3

If you guys have any suggestions on which games you would want me to play, or just any interesting games that might be fun to play, just head on over to the comments section and let me know.

Anyways, that’s all for now. Until the next post, dream on; fly on!

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Deadly Premoniton: Thoughts About the Game

Deadly Premonition

I seldom play survival-horror type games. And even if I do, at times, start playing a game of such genre, I rarely finish it. Often times, the level of fright the game provides just gets to me and I end up giving up half-way (sometimes, even as quickly as half-an-hour into the game) through. And that is regardless if the game boasts of a wonderful story and/or cast of characters. Read more ›

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Vian Plays…White Night, Part 3 Now Up!

So, I’m still playing this amazingly spooky, noir, survival-horror game from Activision and Osome Studios. The story has gotten a bit interesting (as I have found bits and pieces of information surrounding the mystery of the manor, the missing women, and a supposed serial killer while going around the mansion) and more ghosts have started roaming about (making it that much more difficult).

Finally, however, I managed to finish the second chapter.

I also learned what would happen if you get too close to the ghosts.

And the White Lady returns.

You can watch the second half of my White Night Chapter 2 gameplay below.  For previous episodes of this game, check out my post here.

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