An inconceivably dark and well-kept secret makes Marcus search for the root of its truth. So, he sets off on a journey, where he will be confronted by his innermost fears.
The road, like a labyrinth with multiple obstacles emerging on every turn, gives birth to more questions than answers, disorientating him from his original goal. Nevertheless, his thirst for knowledge helps him reach the epicenter, only to find out how far it is from what he had expected.
The search for truth and, finally, the revelation, lay bare the very answer to the origin of vampires.
Released in print and eBook by Fylatos publishing.
Onimusha Warlords HD 2019
And then the bomb dropped!
Capcom has just released an announcement video trailer in YouTube concerning the remake of the first Onimusha videogame in High Definition edition for the PlayStation 4 and other current consoles.
Onimusha was a videogame for the Playstation 2, produced by “Capcom” company that made gamers worldwide love it. It became an instant success with sales resulting to 2 million copies worldwide thus adding to the fortune of the company (with a rough estimate) 100 million dollars.
The setting unfolds in medieval Japan between 1467 and 1568 A.D. starring samurai Sammanoske Akechi and his female ninja assistant Kaede with the goal to find princess Yuki, the later abducted by the enemy.
In this year’s E3 presentation I will be focusing on providing creative criticism for both companies, Microsoft and Sony, in one article.
Concerning the unveiling of the Xbox One X console and its differences with the PS4 Pro
- Xbox One X (X1X) price point of €500 is a high one. Not sure who’s going to buy it given the fact that in order to fully take advantage of the console’s capabilities, you’ve got to have a 4K TV which is expensive and unnecessary. I know I’m not buying the X1X or the PS4 Pro (€400), I already own the original PS4 and I’m happy with it. No need for additional expenses.
- The only differences between the X1X and the PS4 Pro is that the first one has a built in 4K Blu-ray disk-drive and 12GB of RAM. Sony’s updated console has an ordinary Blu-ray disk-drive and 8 GB of RAM.
- I applause Microsoft for the original Xbox backwards compatibility, an issue that Sony lacks of hugely and they should look into this matter with the PS5. Gamers want to play all of their games in one console. I don’t want to unbox consoles each time I want to play a PS3, PS2 or PS1 game.
- I despised Microsoft’s Indie games! They have Playstation 2 graphics. Give me one reason to buy an updated console.
- The list of the exclusive titles for X1X is too short. This brings me to my final point.
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Outlast 2 is a survival-horror videogame published by Red Barrels as a digital download. The Warner Bros. company distributes the physical copy of the retail edition with the title: Outlast Trinity.
The first game of the series gave a new life to the survival horror genre with the mandatory use of the first person camera, exposing the protagonist completely vulnerable towards his enemies. This feature was critically acclaimed by reviewers and gamers worldwide. The hero of the second game, Blake Langerman, doesn’t fight nor carry weapons except his videocamera that helps him see in the dark with its night vision mode.
A bad characteristic of the game is the fact that when an enemy spots you, there is only one non-obvious place to hide, and until you discover it your character dies constantly, which is very annoying. Continue Reading
On Thursday 26/02/15 the awarded British author, Victoria Hislop was invited to speak with the school students about the role of history and literature in her books at the Cultural and Sports Centre at Mandoulides Schools in Thessaloniki, Greece.
When her speech was over, I had the chance to have a conversation with her and to present her with my book, The Vampire Mansion by Fylatos publications.
During our conversation she was cheerful, smiling, accessible, and showed genuine interest in me and my writing career so far.
Concerning my book, the picture on the cover caught her attention: a splendid Jewish mansion that was built in Thessaloniki in the 1870’s. She also liked certain characteristics of the book such as the apothegms before each chapter and particularly the fact that it was illustrated. She leafed through the pages, focusing on certain points with enthusiasm.
For me, it was a great honor to meet such a brilliant writer and I thank her for her time and attention.
Good afternoon. In this article, I will conclude the information on fictional characters. So let’s continue by beginning from where we left off.
With this technique, the writer presents his character to the reader letting the character do the talking for him! This technique belongs to the instant description category so you should only use it in the beginning of your book. A shining example of this technique can be found in the book: The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice. Here’s a very small extract from the beginning of the book:
DOWNTOWN-SATURDAY NIGHT-IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY-1984
I am The Vampire Lestat. I’m immortal. More or less. The light of the sun, the sustained heat of an intense fire — these things might destroy me. But then again, they might not. I’m six feet tall, which was fairly impressive in the 1780’s when I was a young mortal man.”
External appearance isn’t everything but it usually predetermines us against another person. You can predetermine your reader as well, positively or negatively, depending on what you want to achieve.
Scene is the place we want to put our character to act and show from there his personality, his habits, how he reacts, talks and everything that has to do with him or her. Presenting a character through a scene, the reader can feel him in depth. The best thing of all is to “show” a character through combining techniques as dialogue, action and appearance. I urge you to do the latter for a richer text.
Good evening. Today I will talk about how to present fictional characters in the setting we prepared for them. We can achieve that with different means.
You can give a short description of your fictional character where you’ll be referring to their external features and what’s their purpose in life. In my previous article, I said that you can interview him. Bind all the answers you had asked your character and give your reader an immediate description. In my book, “The Vampire Mansion”, I use this technique to describe brother Nero in the chapter “The ambush”:
“Brother Nero, a bald but well preserved old man for his advanced age, was the last to leave alone. He was the Head Elder of his local church, one of the highest ranks in his religious order, a position of which he was very proud. He firmly believed that to every congregation he served, he contributed a great amount of spirituality and believed that everyone ought to pay attention when he was delivering his sermons.”
A technique of such kind should only be used only in the beginning of your book or near the beginning of it. The disadvantage of this method is that you don’t show your character dramatically, a technique Continue Reading