Episode 35

After a break last week, a new episode of Corrupted Data is now up. Click the play button to listen. For those going to New York Comic Con/Anime Festival in October, we will be there. Remember to spread the corruption on Facebook, Fubar, and YouTube. If you have any comments or questions, send us a email at corrupteddata@rocketmail.com.

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Ain’t no Sparkling in this damn Webcomic.

Vampires, sigh I probably should have waited until the current popularity of the subject die down but I’m so tired of all these sparkly Team Glittercock fangirls that keep drooling and ruining one of the most fearsome creatures of the night. So I’m going to going to introduce one the best Vampire webcomics I’ve ever read, Charby the Vampirate.

Now first thing I have to let you know is that Charby the Vampirate is not a serious webcomic it fits more into the categories of Comedy, Supernatural and Action. Now why would I mention this? I mention this because even though this may not be a completely serious comic this still one of the most well researched comic I’ve ever read. I mean all the details and myths were there and even properly made fun of. Everything from a Vampires urge to count scattered items, inviting a vampire into your home, shape shifting and even garlic. And it’s not only Vampires that are researched in the world of Charby of the Vampirate there exist Werewolves, Alps, Merfolk, Witches, Zombies and many other types of supernatural beings. Not only are all the creature types well researched the characters and story are quirky original and fresh.

Speaking of a story I should probably introduce you to it. Charby the Vampirate’s story revolves around Charby a former cabin boy that was abused by pirates before his turning.  During his travels runs into a cabin in the woods where he meets Menu the Werewolf as they soon joined by the Zombie siblings Mye and Hexavier, Toni the Alp, and Zeno the Demon. During the course of the comic all the characters run into their own problems and adventures. Whether it be Mye’s trouble with transformations and killer bunny girls, Zeno’s steady battle with schizophrenia, Toni’s escape from hunter, or even tales of revolving around a boy and his magic hat. All the stories are quirky, fun, hilarious and on occasion mildly disturbing and I can’t share much more otherwise I’ll either ruin a person’s desire to read the comic or go on forever telling the reader every story making it unnecessary to read the comic.

The comic as a whole is a fun experience that’ll make you forget all the sins the Twilight series has committed. If you want a vampire story that can be enjoyed and not ruined by over the top nonsensical romance, annoyingly emo characters, and expressionless sparkly pricks. So before I go I’ll leave you with this link enjoy.

www.drunkduck.com/Charby_the_Vampirate

A Quick Look at Final Fantasy XIV ONLINE.

Okay as stated in a previous podcast I was going to take part in the open beta for Final Fantasy XIV ONLINE.  Unfortunately I was only able to log on twice and each time I’ve logged on the game has crashed with in an average of two or less hours.  Also each time I’ve tried to log on it has taken 30 minutes to an hour to log on.

While I’m certain that this will be fixed by the time the full version comes out  but the things I did notice make it this a much larger improvement over Square Enix’s last online endeavor Final Fantasy XI ONLINE. Gone is the ATB Gauge and Menu System that, while traditional, plagued FFXI with slow and awkward battles. It’s been replaced with a stamina meter and a hot key system that definitely speeds things along. Also being able to freely move around in battle now actually has it’s own advantages. No longer will you get smacked by an enemy while you’re behind them. However instead now you’ll again advantages from attacking enemies from behind and other vital areas. Skills are placed are a cycling hotkey system that makes managing battle a lot simpler.

As awesome as the changes to combat may be everyone knows Final Fantasy has never been all about the battle and the grind. Final Fantasy XIV ONLINE also tries to get the players more involved with the story making you feel as if you’re actually making a difference in the world. Imagine my surprise at how in depth character creation was, while the races the same as in FFXI with new names there are now new types to each race, multiple star signs to choose from, your character actually gets their own birthday, there are multiple life paths which then allow you to select your starting class. After all this is done you are then brought into town on a serious of cut scenes that well voiced centering around the situation and your character almost as if this game was actually built around your character and not a massive online experience.

There is probably more I can write about on this game but until I can log in again all I have left to say is that I am looking forward to this game and can not wait until I get the chance to experience to real deal with the rest of my friends online.

Episode 33 (take 2)

Due to some technical troubles with the last episode, we decided to record again but not change the episode number. Enjoy this new and improved Episode 33 of Corrupted Data.

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