Sunday, December 28, 2014

REMEMBERING 2014 (Part Four)

Welcome back. Let's continue where we left off...


Launched on May 15, 2014, this PS3-exclusive iM@S game, titled The iDOLM@STER ONE FOR ALL, where, for the first time in the franchise, iM@S OFA gives players a chance to produce all 13 765PRO idols from Haruka Amami to Chihaya Kisaragi, from Ami and Mami Futami to Hibiki Ganaha, from Iori Minase to Yayoi Takatsuki. ONE FOR ALL is now story-focused, meaning the producer, that's you or me, will risk everything to help the idol overcome their personal difficulties and blossom into artists once and for all. The road of becoming a top idol was not easy because it takes an available resource and funds needed to keep them happy and pumped up from rehearsals, auditions, and from a live studio audience desperate for the idols to sing their face off.

Ace Combat Infinity

Launched in mid-May 2014, Ace Combat Infinity is the series' first-ever free-to-play flight shooting game made exclusively for the Playstation3. Whether if its a veteran mercenary or a battle-shy rookie, Ace Combat Infinity pits players behind the cockpit of some of the world's best aircrafts from the F22 Raptor, F14 Tomcat, F15 Strike Eagle, Eurofighter Typhoon, Rafale, Mirage 2000, T50, or any other well-known aircrafts in history as well as fictitious ones as seen in numerous installments such as the Morgan from The Belkan War and the ASF-X Shinden II from Assault Horizon. Over two million players have been downloaded this free-to-play PS3 exclusive since its launch and engage in either campaign or online co-ops as well as the weekly challenges where prizes include special aircrafts, new emblems, research reports, or other prizes.

Elliot Rodger

It was the 24th of May, 2014, at around 9:30PM when a young adult named Elliot Rodger killed six people and injuring over a dozen of people in an area near the University of California. He crashed his BMW into a parked car and shot himself in the head after a crossfire with the cops. Elliot's been positively identified as the father who is an assistant director for The Hunger Games movie. Cops reported that this suspect's been mentally disturbed but a viral video revealed his hatred against women for not giving him romantic attention and lamented that he's still a virgin.

Thai coup d'etat

Moments after the ousting of Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra on charges of abuse of power since the 7th of May, 2014, the top officers from the Thai army have staged a coup d'etat, placing the entire nation under martial law. Three months later, the junta leader responsible for overthrowing an elected civilian government during the May 22 coup, that is General Prayuth Chan-ocha, took over Thailand as the nation's new prime minister following a royal endorsement from the nation's monarch.

Typhoon Rammasun a.k.a. Glenda

Between July 10 to 20, 2014, one of the strongest storms of 2014 that is Typhoon Rammasun, known by Filipinos as Glenda, wreak havoc on the Philippines, China, and Vietnam, killing over a hundred people at the affected areas.

2014 24 Hours of Le Mans

Even with Toyota's TS040 pole position and Porsche's return to Le Mans via the 919 Hybrid, it seems that Audi is still the king of 24 Heures du Mans after a 1-2 finish with the #2 R18 e-tron and the #1 R18 e-tron. The winning #2 R18 e-tron was driven by Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer for the LMP1 category. In the LMP2 category, a class win goes to the Jota Sport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan driven by Simon Dolan, Harry Tincknell and Oliver Turvey while in the GTE-Pro class, winner goes to the No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 driven by Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella.

2014 Goodwood FoS

Every year, the latest models, concept cars, and historics, have been gathered at the glorious Goodwood Hill Climb for the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. While nobody can beat the legendary record set by Nick Heidfeld in the past, this year's fastest on the Goodwood Fos belongs to the Peugeot 208 T16 driven by Sebastien Loeb.

The 7D

Aired on Disney XD since July 7, 2014, The 7D puts a new spin to the seven dwarves of the Snow White story. While it was made to about everything you knew about the seven dwarves ever again, The 7D, ordered by the Queen Delightful of Jollywood, are here to save the day from the troubles, especially against the Glooms.

Two new Vivillon patterns added!

Vivillon (Poke Ball pattern)

The Fancy Pattern Vivillon
Vivillon is mostly traded by players of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y because of different patterns most Pokemaniacs dying to collect them all. For 2014, two new limited-time Vivillon patterns have been distributed for the lucky gamers. First, there's the Fancy Pattern Vivillon which commemorates the Pokemon GTS' 100,000,000 trades milestone. Then, there's the Poke Ball Pattern Vivillon which was distributed by any other means worldwide.

Throughout the entire August, participating Pokemon Centers from all over Japan offered customers a special Poke Ball-pattered Vivillon (the one we saw in France last June) to use on the Pokemon X/Pokemon Y game on the 3DS. The special Poke Ball Vivillon is in Level 12 and it comes with a Classic Ribbon.

The Mythical Pokemon, Diancie

The 719th Pokemon, that is the Jewel Pokemon named Diancie, has been unveiled in preparation for the 2014 Pokemon XY movie titled Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, which was shown in Japanese cinemas since July 19, 2014. Moviegoers in Japan had gotten a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get their own Diancie on Pokemon X or Pokemon Y via Mystery Gift and when Pokemon OR/AS was released on November, they can bring this mythical Pokemon in-game and receive a special Mega Stone essential to mega evolve it into Mega Diancie.

Also part of the movie's premiere is the special limited-time Pikachu Cafe held at Roppongi Hills last Summer.

Invasion of Pikachu at Yokohama Minato Mirai

From August 9 to 17, 2014, the streets of Yokohama Minato Mirai has been taken over by a horde of Pikachus from the Pokemon franchise for a very special event. There has been some fun and games as well as distribution of a special Pikachu nicknamed "ランドマーク" and it's in Level 10. The special event Pikachu learns Thunderbolt, Quick Attack, Surf, and Holding Hands. It even comes with the Event Ribbon commemorating this said event.

Yoshi's name is...

Yoshi (日本名:ヨッシー), one of our favorite video game characters and one of Mario's friends who loves to eat just about everything in one gulp...or spitting fire or whatever the heck Yoshi does. Some conspiracist uncovered the long lost full name of Yoshi and that sparked outrage on us, video game geeks, or as I like to prefer, "childhood ruined".

Blake Harris, the author of Console Wars, obtained a highly top-secret document from Nintendo, in the form of a 1993 Nintendo character guide published so employees of licensing companies keep their facts straight. The top-secret document states that Yoshi's full name is "T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas". Aside from Yoshi's full name, that top-secret document also states that Mario's scientific name is "homo nintendonus", which explains a lot, Link almost killed Zelda, and Peach's gown is literally magically clean.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The year 2014 brought one of the most crazed internet attempts ever done by netizens worldwide. It's called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. What is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Although it remains shrouded in mystery, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a method to spread awareness towards the ALS disease or Lou Gehrig's Disease, a muscular degenerative disorder that affects the body's muscle neurons, rendering them immobilized, vital organ failure, and possibly fatal.

This challenge pits ordinary people filming themselves while getting spilled by a bucket full of ice cold water. Then, they nominate random people to do it in less than 24 hours or donate to the ALS foundation.

Doctor Who World Tour

To celebrate Season 8 of Doctor Who, featuring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara, the BBC initiated a World Tour spanning across a multitude of countries including South Korea, New York, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, and of course United Kingdom (including Wales).

The epic finale of the FPV saga

Ford Australia's high-performance FPV division revealed the epic finale of the FPV saga; the limited edition FPV GT F 351 saloon and the FPV Pursuit Ute. The FPV GT F features the Boss 5.0L supercharged aluminum V8 engine which develops 351kW (471HP) of power output, making this the most powerful engine ever made from Ford Australia. The Pursuit Ute uses the same V8 engine as the GT F but it produces 315kW (422HP) of power. Only 500 of the GT F models will be made as well as 120 Pursuit Utes but still, these are an appropriate grand goodbye to FPV.

...oh would you look at the time. Let's continue some time on Part Five.

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