Just a random guy with a passion for video games and music. If you want to contact me, I'm on Xfire and Steam often enough. If you want a custom header, background or avatar (or all three!) for personal use or for your group(s), let me know ;) Space and words of all sorts will fill this space, never to be seen again. On top of that I am going to update my profile so that you cannot see these words. Instead, a cool looking picture shall go on top with some html links for various sites of mine. I still have five hundred characters to go. Drat. Whilst writing that I lessened the character amount. I now have three hundred and sixty one. Wow, that actually worked. But it doesn't matter, because you will never see this again. Well, maybe if you're lucky you will, but I'm not so sure. Anyway, I'm going to attempt to. I need to max out the text. Horribly annoying at times, let me tell you. Still quite a few characters to go, but only in the double digits. Fortunately that ate a bit up. Single.

0 comments by Arcones on Jan 22nd, 2012

I DID IT! Finally got the ModDB uploader to work again. Expect tons of music soon!

And since I need to fill up the 300 letter/word count.... 


Come Back To Me - DotEXE - Mod DB

Report abuse Nothing You Can Do - DotEXE

4 comments by Arcones on Jan 15th, 2012

Well sorry guys, it seems Youtube is really being a jerk and not allowing me to upload videos. So for now I'll just be updating through blogs.

This song is (as the title says) "Nothing You Can Do" by DotEXE. Please comment on this awesome track!


Hopefully I'll figure out how to upload the videos properly :P

Report abuse Make Things Happen (JWKTJE Remix) - Birth of Joy

2 comments by Arcones on Jan 15th, 2012

So I've wanted to upload a particular dubstep remix to ModDB but the uploader wasn't working for this particular one. I finally decided to just show it in the blog.

What do you guys think?

Oh yeah, forgot about the three hundred character limit thingy. Well, here you go :P

Report abuse Merry Christmas!

2 comments by Arcones on Dec 24th, 2011

Title says it all I suppose. Hope you all have happy holidays, and a very merry Christmas.

Now to fill up the extra word count!

Well, not really. You see, I can ramble, rather easily. I'm especially prone to rambling in papers, which is not good. On the other hand, I don't work well with outlines. I need a vague structure of the paper, say, a couple of ideas, and I'll make the paper from there. However, it doesn't always mean it's easy to write the paper. Trust me, I'm mostly scrambling at the last moment.

And look at that, I rambled! And filled up the wordcount. That makes me happy. It means I can post this.

Merry Christmas!
Best wishes this holiday season,
Arcones

Report abuse Blah...

0 comments by Arcones on Dec 11th, 2011

Title says it all I suppose. School is finished, and so are all of my many projects (well, not really, some of them are just postponed). I've had some fun building on my Globe Theater map. My intent is to create a full city, but that will take a while.

Anyway, I've found a sudden influx of awesome music. If you've noticed that from the beginning of my selection of trance/dance music, none of the songs have had lyrics. That will change. Mainly because I can widen my posting selection and secondly because, well, I have a lot more good songs with lyrics than good songs without lyrics. It makes it easier for me. So, I should have another video song thingy or two up within the week.

Till then,
Arcones

Report abuse The Globe Theater

0 comments by Arcones on Dec 1st, 2011

Once again I had the opportunity to recreate a building from history using Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker. And this time, I think I nailed it.


It took well over forty hours to build, but it was definitely worth it. The presentation went well, and my classmates enjoyed it. Tell me what you guys think!

Report abuse NaNoWriMo - The Great Adventure

2 comments by Arcones on Nov 28th, 2011

Well, none of you knew this, but at the beginning of November started one of the craziest things every: NaNoWriMo. That is, National November Writing Month (although I believe it's technically International at this point). The goal is to write a novel of fifty thousand words in one month. Yup, 50k.

Being a writer, and having a storyline stuck in my head since summer, I eagerly signed up, knowing full well I would be booked solid (no pun intended) for the entire month and not believing I'd make it. And for the first week, that is the way it seemed. I only wrote maybe three thousand words which is pitiful considering that I need 1667 per day in order to finish on time (if you do the math you'll see it). So I was woefully behind, until I kicked my own rear into gear and decided to get serious. So starting every morning from that first week, I dedicated the first couple hours of my day to writing. And you know what? It worked. Using a program called "Write or Die" I was able to crank out nearly 22 THOUSAND words in one week. Twenty two thousand. Nearly half my desired quota. But that was only to get me back up to speed. I was still struggling to keep on par between the upcoming holidays and school. And so I fell behind again, this time mainly due to my procrastination. Once again, I squared my shoulders and marched in the field of battle in which my fingers fought against time in order to reach the quota I needed. And by golly I did it. I've nearly finished the 50k challenge, having reached over 47 thousand words tonight. And there, I shall say farewell, for I'm tired and it's almost midnight.

Arcones

Report abuse I've got bacon, and most likely, a cookie as well....

2 comments by Arcones on Sep 19th, 2011

Now that I have your attention, I must regretfully say that I do not have bacon nor a cookie (although I am eating bacon tonight (EAT IT)). However, I'll attempt to make it up to you by bringing back my YoN series (Yay or Nay). It'll mainly comprise my musical tastes but will include requests from you, my faithful watcher (kinda sounds stalk-ish :P ). So, please take a look at the first one, tell me what you think, and submit a request! I'll listen to it, and upload it. So in a sense, this is my musical journey, and hopefully it'll introduce you all to some new artists! I hope you enjoy it,

Sand-Fly

Report abuse Recruitment: AES

0 comments by Arcones on Sep 6th, 2011

Welcome everyone,

Arcon Entertainment Studios is now looking for mappers. Skill level must be better than "Okay". Submit pictures of your work to Sand-Fly and I'll check them out. If you get a position, you'll need to download Platinum Arts Sandbox v2.7 (which will be released soon). It will also require you to keep in touch with Sand-Fly and allow him to preview the work. This is just so development will stay on schedule.

There are two projects to work on:
Dark Tunnels
Episode One

Dark Tunnels would mainly consist of general mapping (in accordance to the preview images you may have seen on DT's game page). Development would move faster, and would increase productivity having another mapper to share ideas with. This would allow a move from pre-Alpha to Alpha, and allow a small group of testers to participate in development as well.

Episode One is currently in pre-Alpha stages and is rather simple in mapping. It will be easy to achieve larger amounts of progress with this, and would soon reach Alpha testing phase with more than one mapper working on it. Also, the storyline is episodic meaning instead of working on a full game, this is developed step-by-step, and therefore you need only focus on the episode at hand for mapping. Further info will be released later as more work is done.

If you are interested, please contact me (Sand-Fly) here on ModDB by PM (with a preview of your work), or on Steam (username: Sand-Fly) also with a preview of your work.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Thanks for your time,

Sand-Fly - Lead Developer for AES

Report abuse Well, it's official...

0 comments by Arcones on Sep 1st, 2011

Amazingly when I started on ModDB, I found several groups that really interested me. Besides that, there were the many people who I "friended" and those who "friended" me. Between all of them, and me, I've finally done it.

Breached the top 200 people on ModDB (199th) to be exact. This is out of over 130,000 people. I'm amazed quite frankly. I didn't expect to get this far this fast. So thanks guys for the help. I'm not leaving for a while, especially since my games just got more interesting. That's all, just a random update.