Saturday, February 7, 2015


On the February 6, 2015 episode of Bubble Gang...

- More lait-lait from Lala Ytera!

- Wounded gags

- More words of wisdom from Tata Lino!

  • Kung sa iyong pagtulog, buwan ang iyong nakikita. Dapat kang mag-alala. Ang bubong yung nawawala.
  • Masama mang ang itsura mo sa kanila, wag kang mag-alala. Hindi ka nag-iisa.
  • Ang selos daw, hindi nakamamatay, pero pag naramdaman mo, parang gusto mong pumatay. Dapat hinay-hinay. Lagi kang malumanay. At hindi mo mang nobyo, wala kang karapatang umaway.
  • Kung pakikiligin mo lang at balak mo ring iwanan, kilitiin mo na lang. Wala ka pang masasaktan.
  • Tunay na matalinghaga ang lahat sa dila ko. Ang importante sa lahat, buksan mo ang diwa mo. Mahirap pag pinilit at matigas ang ulo pag ang diwa'y mo'y bukas, makakapasok na ako.
- Mr. Rez Cortez guest stars on Antonietta!

- Hold-Upped by a Facebook user!

- A good-looking man thinks he's...well, good-looking!

- Tough love extracts the truth!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Be the first to try the Cayman GT4 on RR3

EA's popular racing app game, Real Racing 3, gives Porsche fans their first taste on Porsche's brand new and track-focused Cayman GT4 on a special time-limited event running for a week only.

Like most of the time-limited special events, within the 7-day period, new challenges will take place per day and if they can complete this day's special challenges will receive cash or gold prizes and if they can complete all challenges in seven days can keep the new Porsche Cayman GT4 for use in-game.

To all Porsche fans, good luck.

Real Racing 3 is available to download for free at the App Store or Google Play.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Let's Do The News! (February 5, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- Returning to the Ukraine Crisis, NATO will lay plans to strengthen the alliance's military presence in Eastern Europe in an ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. Some say, this will be the biggest reinforcement of its collective defence since the end of the Cold War.

- The European Central Bank began restricting financing to most of the banks of Greece. In their statement, the central bank will no longer accepting Greek government bonds as collateral for lending money to commercial banks. However, banks can still access funding through the Emergency Liquidity Assistance programme, run by the Greek central bank, and at a much higher cost to the banks.

- The Jordanian government vowed to strengthen their military offense against the Islamic State following the brutal killing of the captured Jordanian pilot by militants.

- Meanwhile, reports told that the United Arab Emirates suspended their airstrikes against ISIS due to fears for the safety of pilots following the killing of the captured Jordanian pilot. They said that they want US forces to establish better search-and-rescue capabilities in northern Iraq before resuming air strikes.

- According to the Ombudsman, the suspended police chief Alan Purisima may face contempt charges if he failed to comply with the preventive suspension order over his alleged hand in last week's Mamasapano clash that killed 44 SAF units.

- Famed Filipino boxer and Sarangani representative, Manny Pacquiao, was one of the special guests who attended the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event hosted by the members of the US congress that gathers thousands of religious and political leaders worldwide.

- Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks got fined for $11k due to his obscene gesture he made after his third quarter touchdown during the Super Bowl XLIX.

- Emi Nitta, the voice actress behind Honoka Kosaka from the hit anime series Love Live! goes on hiatus due to her vocal cord polyps. That announcement really put a blow for our Love Livers, eh?

- Had fun enjoying The iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS anime series? Guess what? The Rin Shibuya New Generation figure's back! She'll be returning to stores this July for around 8,380 Yen plus tax.



For a quick recap, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS is a social idol-raising game that pits the players as the producer and he/she has over 100 idols to produce. The idea for this social mobile game is to make it to eventually produce a “top idol unit”.

Since early 2012, some of the hundred girls from the CINDERELLA GIRLS social mobile game, with the exception of the main iM@S girls, got a chance to have their own character songs under the CINDERELLA MASTER banner and since April 2012, five Cinderella Girls were selected such as Rin Shibuya, Anzu Futaba, Kanako Mimura, Kaede Takagaki, and Rika Jougasaki.

Four months later, the second batch has arrived and these are Ranko Kanzaki, Miku Maekawa, Kirari Moroboshi, Mika Jougasaki, and Uzuki Shimamura.

In January 2013, there has been a third batch added such as Miho Kohinata, Riina Tada, Airi Totoki, Mizuki Kawashima, and Mio Honda. In May 2013, batch number four of THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA M@STER range has arrived and for this batch Akane Hino, Miria Akagi, Nana Abe, Minami Nitta, and Sachiko Koshimizu have joined the ranks.

Then in November 2013, batch number five has arrived with the introduction of Mayu Sakuma, Koume Shirasaka, Chieri Ogata, Anastasia, and Aiko Takamori.

Lastly on late April 2014, the sixth batch of THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER range has arrived with Syoko Hoshi, Nao Kamiya, Karen Hojo, Sae Kobayakawa, and Yuko Hori.

Direct from the 346 Productions portfolio, batch number seven of THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA MASTER range has landed and let's meet out the latest addition straight from the Cinderella Girls roster.

Fumika Sagisama

Yuki Himekawa

Frederica Miyamoto

Kanade Hayami

Nina Ichihara

You know what's inside each, right? They come with brand new songs plus an audio drama part getting to know more about the rising stars in the world of THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS.

Look forward to collect the latest batch from the ever-growing Cinderella Master lineup featuring the girls from iM@S CG!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Let's Do The News! (February 4, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- In response of ISIS brutally torched the Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh to death, the Jordanian government executed two convicts, including a female jihadist Sajida al-Rishawi. Jordan's situation is much like Japan. Both of the captives, two Japanese journalists and a Jordanian pilot, were killed by ISIS without mercy despite their efforts to free them.

- At least twelve people died after a TransAsia flight clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan. 58 people were onboard the domestic flight and while 12 people died, some were reportedly injured. That flight would have been headed from the Songshan Airport to the Kinmen islands.

- Two senators rejected calls for the resignation of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III over the carnage in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last Sunday, that killed 44 of the nation's top policemen. Senator JV Ejercito believes that the president should "shape up", be more "sensitive" and should have "empathy" as his term's end draws near.

- A hostage taking was occurred somewhere in Barangay 132 in Pasay CityThe hostage taker, named Christopher Magsusay, took eight persons as captives and seven hours later, the hostages are freed and the hostage taker was finally arrested by authorities even though he was injured by policemen chasing him.

- Seven people are reportedly dead when a commuter train smashed a car at a railroad crossing on the outskirts of New York City. 12 others were reportedly injured. The Metro-North Railroad would have headed to a town north of Manhattan when it rammed into the car by about 100 meters before coming to a stop and then, the first train car caught fire in the collision.

- The all-new Ford Focus RS has unveiled and the ultimate version of the Focus comes with the turbocharged 2.3L engine producing 316HP of power through all four-wheels. At last, it's coming to North America for the first time!

2016 Ford Focus RS

- The Ferrari 488 GTB was unveiled and this is more of a facelifted version of the 458 Italia with some inspiration from the LaFerrari hypercar but the new model comes with the turbocharged 3.9L V8 engine developing 661HP of power, that's more than the Lambo Huracan and the McLaren 650S had.

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

- The Porsche Cayman GT4 was unveiled and this is the ultimate version of the second-generation Porsche Cayman, armed with track-proven upgrades and a 911 GT3-derived 3.8L boxer-6 developing 385HP of power. The only transmission offered is a 6-speed manual gearbox. Thank goodness.

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4

- Meet the newest addition of the Disney Princess family. A Latina princess named Elena of Avalor and she will star in a brand new show coming soon to Disney Junior. But first, she will make a surprise appearance on a 2016 episode of Disney's Sofia the First.


Who should run the internet?

The Federal Communications Commission  or the FCC will be meeting with the top politicians of the US capitol on February 26, to decide if the internet should stay free and fair, or if it should be handed over to the cable companies. Which means, they have a choice between the open, fair, democratic internet we love or a ruthlessly inefficient internet where ISPs get to pick and choose whose content gets priority, whose gets slowed down, and whose might never get transmitted at all.

We need your help. If the FCC cooperates with cable companies, it will be the end of the internet once and for all and be treated like cable TV for worse.

Keep that in mind that the FCC has this get-out-of-jail card called Title II, which could act as a bill of rights for traffic on the internet, and ensure that cable companies can't abuse their positions as carriers of that traffic. We need the FCC to maintain Title II and keep the internet free for all, not for the cable companies who are trying to slow them down.

To learn more and if you want to save the internet before the February 26 deadline, visit

Hurry! You can save the internet and we have the strength to win this!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Let's Do The News! (February 3, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- The International Court of Justice from the United Nations rules on the genocide cases between Croatia and Serbia. The Croatian government alleged that Serbia committed genocide in the town of Vukovar and elsewhere in 1991, killing 20,000 during Croatia's war of independence that lasted up to four years.

- News Corp, the company controlled by wealthy businessman Rupert Murdoch, will not be prosecuted in the US over the phone-hacking scandal that damaged the media company's reputation.

- One of Japan's electronics giant, Toshiba, is stopping its production of televisions and will sell its joint-venture TV factory in Egypt. Reports told that Toshiba plans to sell the factory to its Egyptian partner by April and this planned sale follow's the Japanese electronics company's decision to phase out its overseas TV sales.

- The top Japanese officials are planning to step up their anti-terror efforts and safety measures for overseas Japanese nationals in the wake of the brutal murder of two Japanese captives by ISIS. They will establish an counter-terrorism task force HQ at the prime minister's office on Tuesday and it wll be headed by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

- The Philippine National Police's Special Action Force were hesitant to share the whole info with the military regarding the operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, that killed 44 of the country's top policemen and injured 12 others, according to the report from the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

- Former child/teen star John Wayne Sace makes a showbiz comeback and he admits that he was embattled from drug abuse. He will now make an appearance in TV5's newest dance show titled "Move It", hosted by Jasmine Curtis-Smith and DJ Tom Taus, as one of the solo competitors. His last appearance was on an indie film titled Pintakasi, starring JM de Guzman.

- Now available on Forza Horizon 2 for the XBOX One console this month is the Top Gear Car Pack. Available for $5.00 or free for Car Pass owners, six new cars are added to the mix such as the legendary Ford Lotus Cortina, the Lamborghini LM002, the ultra-fast Jaguar XJ220, BMW M235i, Lexus RC-F, and the Ferrari 458 Speciale.

Forza Horizon 2 Top Gear Car Pack
- Another crossover has been added to the Renault lineup and this time, it has an oddball name. Meet the Renault Kadjar.

2016 Renault Kadjar

- It is with regret that news of one of the people behind the RWBY web series, Monty Oum, has passed away at the age of 33 years old due to a severe allergy reaction during a simple medical procedure that left him in a coma.

- Love her or hate her, Marika Tachibana from Nisekoi gets the Beach Queens treatment by Wave. She's available this July for 6,200 Yen.

Beach Queens Marika Tachibana


Top Gear S22E02

Top Gear S22E02

The Australian road trip is the highlight of the second episode of BBC's Top Gear as the boys drive three GT cars through the outback, proving if modern cars are durable in harsh conditions like this. Jeremy Clarkson drives a BMW M6 Gran Coupe, Richard Hammond drives a Bentley Continental GT V8 S, and James May drives a Nissan GT-R. This episode introduces The Stig's Australian cousin as well.

Meanwhile it's Jack Bauer vs. Top Gear because famed actor (and voice of Snake from the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V) Kiefer Sutherland is the STAR IN A REASONABLY PRICED CAR and he lapped round the Top Gear track in 1:49.2 on a wet lap. Not bad for an actor who played as the one who stopped terrorists within 24 hours.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Let's Do The News! (February 2, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- After over a year imprisoned in Egypt over his false news and aiding the Muslims, Al-Jazeera's Peter Greste was freed and deported on Sunday. He landed safely to Cyprus, on his way back to Australia. His family told that this journalist will not rest until his colleagues are released from prison.

- The first large-scale vaccine trails against Ebola are due to begin in the nation of Liberia under strict security to a secret location, immunizing 30,000 volunteers, including front-line health workers.

- The Jordanian government opposes the apparent killing of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by ISIS. Early Sunday morning (Japan time), ISIS posted a video apparently showing the killing of Goto and threatens to kill more Japanese citizens. They killed Goto because the ransom deadline was expired.

- Following the ISIS killed Kenji Goto, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says that they will not bow to terrorism while on heightened alert to protect its citizens abroad and prevent terrorists from entering the country. Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa's murder by ISIS shocked the government and the prime minister's felt angered to see this outcome despite their effort.

- Yoo Seong-min has been elected the ruling new floor leader of the Saenuri Party on Monday with 84 votes. Upon winning the election, he vowed the importance of direct communication with the presidential office and the South Korean government.

- Police officials revealed that the bomb threat that forced the suspension of classes in Don Manuel Abella Elementary School in Barangay Cararayan, Naga City, is a prank.

- Gabriel Iglesias' 1966 VW Samba bus is this week's highlight of the Jay Leno's Garage web show.

- Nissan revealed the GT-R LM NISMO Race Car coinciding with its surprise appearance during the big game's "With Dad" commercial from the Super Bowl XLIX. It's a front-engine, front-wheel drive LMP1 racing machine equipped with the 3.0L V6 twin-turbo engine with hybrid power mounted in front of the driver.

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Race Car

- The Gemballa GTP 720, which is a tuned Porsche Panamera, reaches 0-300kph in 26.4 seconds and it lapped round the Sachsenring in 1:37.08, according to Gemballa.

Gemballa GTP 720


Driving Music (What is the name of the song on car commercial?) Vol. 66

The Seahawks may have faced their bitter defeat by the Patriots in the Super Bowl XLIX but the commercials shown during the big game outshone the game one by one. On this Super Bowl special of the Driving Segment, let's list down the songs heard on the big game's car commercials provided by some intel recorded by the intellectual few:

1) Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant - from the BMW i3 Big Game ad

2) Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin - from the Nissan USA "With Dad" commercial

3) This Land Is Your Land by Pete Seeger - from the Jeep Renegade Big Game ad

...well, that's pretty much it. Looks like this SB special of this segment has ended short due to its short list of car commercials aired during the SB49 break. Twas disappointing as Seahawks' worst call before the climax. Oh well. Hope you've enjoyed the game as much as enjoying the big game ads!

Patriots named as SB49 champs

NFL's Super Bowl XLIX sees a gruesome grudge match between last season's champions, the Seattle Seahawks, and the New England Patriots at Arizona's University of Phoenix Stadium. There has been some endless barrage of defenses, throws, fouls (well, Seahawks gone prone to most fouls), injuries, and rarely, a fight broke out before the game ends. It's one heck of a neck-and-neck match and it seems that one fatal mistake done by the Seahawks have heavily favored the Patriots.

In the end, at the score of 28-24, the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl XLIX, their first win since 2001. The team's top player, Tom Brady, is named as the game's MVP.

It feels ashamed that the Seahawks made their worst call in Super Bowl history. I thought they had the winning chance while on their 1-yard line to the goal but one interception blew it. That's how their fight broke out during a timeout.

Oh well. At least this game had lots of surprises. We even experience the half-time concert with musical performances by Katy Perry as well as rockstar Lenny Kravitz and rapper Missy Elliot.

It was quite a heartbreak for Seahawks fans like me but at least watching this year's Super Bowl is one of the most memorable moments I will remember for.

Congratulations to the New England Patriots anyway...

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Renault Espace V

For over three decades, the Renault Espace has been one of the most important cars in history. Although it's the least sportiest car ever made, it has been one of the greatest seismic shift in automotive history. It's no wonder why the people carrier is invented for the said purpose. In recent history, it seems that the Espace is too much underappreciated for a people carrier no matter how many full model changes occurred. Desperate and Renault's going to remove the Espace from the map but the name's too sacred because it's the name that put the people carrier to the automotive world so with no choice left, Renault decided to keep the Espace for a while but modernize it with a whole new spin.

2015 Renault Espace

So what's the spin? It has transformed from a large MPV of yesteryears to a luxury crossover of today. It wasn't quite pleasing to the loyalists but despite being a full-sized crossover, it still feels like a people carrier because you can still fit some families, dogs, or businesses in it. You can even use it on a weekends whether if its a shopping trip or a road trip to one countryside, province, prefecture, whatever you call it, to another.

It's quite shoddy why they've turned the Espace from a lackluster MPV to a modernized crossover for whatever reason but by the looks of it, it has some premium feel to its sleek design. and even though it looks big for a tall people carrier, the Espace isn't half bad to look at.

2015 Renault Espace interior

In its three-decade history, the Espace is well-known for its clever interior and for this brand new Espace, the interior's redefined with something classy but with the hint of cruelty in it. Inside, you can opt in for either a 5-seater or a 7-seater and for the cruelty of it, there's no twin center glovebox from the previous Espaces, no swiveling seats (because swiveling seats is so old-school), and worse of all, no CD player. What you see on the dashboard is an iPad-esque touch screen loaded with Renault's next-generation R-Link telematics system.

On the upside, there's no need to get rid of seats for luggage purposes. You just have to fold down the seats at the touch of a button and no problem. You can do whatever you want like most people carriers do. You can sleep in it, work in it, play in it, the possibilities are endless but why? Maybe it inherits the same versatility from past Espaces. That's for sure.

2015 Renault Espace

To be a practical people mover, the engine has to be practical and for the new Espace, it's offered with just a small 1.6L engine with three different setups. First, there's the efficient ENERGY dCi 130 which is mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox, producing a reasonably 130PS of power, and 320Nm of torque. Combined fuel economy is 22.2km/L. Then, there's the petrol-powered Energy TCe 200 engine connected with a 7-speed EDC gearbox which produces a more powerful 200PS of power, 260Nm of torque, and combined fuel economy of 16.1km/L. And lastly and the core of the range is the ENERGY dCi 160 engine mated with the 6-speed EDC gearbox. This engine has the most torque of the three engine variations with 160PS of power and 380Nm of torque.

Amazingly, this high-torque diesel engine draws its inspiration from Renault's Formula 1 engines and you can expect similar engine techs as seen on F1 engines such as a transverse water flow system, U-Flex piston rings, and a greatly reduced friction by surface super finishing.

It's not just the engines that shine the Espace out from the rest but thanks to the new platform and refined aerodynamics, it's more lighter as well and with the available 4Control chassis, it feels more nimble as well.

2015 Renault Espace
Although the new Espace lacks some of the classic Espace features of yesteryears but with its clever features, added room, and its bold design, it really works it charm although my point of regret is because of the lack of CD player, its traditional dashboard that lacks the dual glovebox from past Espaces, the choice of diesel engines which will soon be forced out when Parisian laws prohibits cars using them goes on effect, but it's the pricing that made me regret and with prices start at 34,200 Euros, more expensive than the Renault Scenic.

Also, it's available exclusively for left-hand drive markets. Sorry.

Available Colors: Noir Etoile, Marron Glace, Blanc Nacre, Gris Cassiopee, Beige Dune, Gris Platine, Bleu Celeste, Blanc Glacier, and Noir Amethyste.

Photo: Renault

A brief history of Ace Combat

With Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble Plus recently launched for the New Nintendo 3DS, the revamped version of the original 2012 game kicks off the Ace Combat series' 20th birthday this year since the first one launched in the summer of 1995. Let's take flight down memory lane on the Ace Combat timeline.
Ace Combat history

Ace Combat (1995, PSX) - The first installment was launched in the summer of 1995 on the first-ever Sony Playstation. Known in the west as Air Combat for some reasons, this game pits player on the role of the mercenary bent on reclaiming the nation from terrorist forces. Whether if its air-to-air combat, air-to-ground combat, air-to-sea combat, or whatever combat hits you, the first Ace Combat game really blew gamers away with its intense 3D dogfights that served as the benchmark from the maddest game company ever known.

Ace Combat 2 (1997, PSX) - After the success of the first one, Namco decided to make a sequel of the hit flight-shooting game. As the pilot of the Special Task Force Squadron Scarface, your mission, as always, is to eliminate terrorist threats throughout the nation.

Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere (1999, PSX) - If you live in Japan, you were in luck because the third-installment of the hit flight-shooting game features a more dramatic storyline, something that the Western release couldn't get for numerous reasons. Dramatic aside, AC3 Electrosphere features a more futuristic look to the aircraft, locations, as well as the soundtrack. Set in the 2040's, the two corporations, General Resource and Neucom, are clashing over their ideals for economic domination. With the top scientists from General Resource have defected to Neucom, the tensions between the two companies are fierce and Neucom is threaten to use violence to achieve their corporate objectives. As the member of the Universal Peace Enforcement Organization or UPEO, your mission is to protect the interest of General Resource and put a stop to Neucom's aggressions.

The Japanese version of the game did feature some anime cutscenes on it. We even heard about the game's Mission Zero OVA that we knew it in the first place, which served as the prologue for the game.

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies (2001, PS2) - A year after the PS2 was launched in Japan, Namco decided to up the series' ante by creating their newest installment which takes advantage of the Playstation2's physics. It's the game that sets the storyline benchmark that was carried over to future installments and we were accustomed to it. This game is set on the fictional USEA continent. After the planetfall of the Ulysses 1994XF04 asteroids in 1999, the Federal Republic of Erusea took over most of the USEAN continent as well as the anti-air railgun installment Stonehenge. The year is 2004 and as the pilot of the Independent States Allied Forces' Mobius squadron, call sign Mobius 1, your mission is to stop the Erusian forces from all over the continent and save USEA, no matter the risks.

Yes, there's some anime part on this game only this time in stills. In these cutscenes, the narrator tells about what he experienced during the war, his encounter with the Yellow Squadron (one of the enemies), and how the war unfolds in the USEAN continent. Seems that the game's storytelling wasn't so bad after all.

Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (2004, PS2) - This is the game where the term "Project Aces" was born. It's the game that features one of the most dramatic storytelling as well as introducing the whole world of Ace Combat. Gone are the anime cutscenes and it was replaced with some CG-animated cutscenes that makes it more lively for the storytelling of this game. The year is 2010, 15 years after the nuclear explosion triggered in the Principality of Belka that made the winning nations surrendered their weapons and ceased fighting or so they thought. In the present time, the Osean Air Defense Force 108th Tactical Fighter Squadron lost most of its members and later the disappearance of Capt. Jack Bartlett. When the unknown strikes down the OSEAN Federation, only you and your co-pilots must save the country of OSEA from an unknown threat, which turned out to be from the Yuktobanian forces. While it retains the same air and ground combat you'd expect from past installments, this game features the Wingman Command system which puts the fate of your wingmen in your hands. Split-second decision is vital in this game and in some parts of the game, you will respond in a Yes-or-No question where one decision changes everything as you progress.

The aircrafts shown in the game are now more realistic than ever (with the exception of the secret X-02 Wyvern and the Falken plane) because for the first time, Namco made a collaboration with the world's top aviation companies to bring real-world aircrafts, including the F14 Tomcat (the cover plane), to life.

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War (2006, PS2) - So what exactly happened 15 years ago? How did Belka lost the war and triggered the nightmarish nuclear explosion to their own land? This prequel answers all of the questions as Ace Combat Zero takes a thrust back in time, witnessing the events occurred before AC5 as well as the hidden truth of this war. Players take on the role of a mercenary pilot from the republic of Ustio, one of the former East Belka territories that gained independence due to Belka's recession. The year is 1995. 15 years before the Unsung War and four years before the Ulysses incident. With the discovery of the underground natural resources of Ustio, Belka began to invade its neighboring nations and ruled with an iron fist and the country of Ustio placed all their hope for a joint operation with the Allied Forces under the Offensive Campaign No. 4101.

A little Mexican telenovela feel to the game's theme song which is a fitting for the prequel but the game's cutscenes are more of a documentary highlighting the events of The Belkan War. There's also interviews of enemy aces you've encountered who witnessed the war from their own eyes as well.

Familiar elements from Ace Combat 5 such as the Stier Castle (a castle near the ground zero craters triggered by nuclear explosions), Mt. Schirm (the one with the mining area where the Razgriz sealed it in AC5), Heartbreak One (Bartlett), Grabacr, Huckebein (Pops), and the aircraft carrier Kestrel were on this prequel.

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception (2006, PSP) - The raw firepower of the Ace Combat series goes portable with Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception. Launched for Japan only on the PlayStation Portable in late 2006, this game takes on the role of a fighter pilot from the Aurelian Air Force's Gryphus Squadron and your mission is to save Aurelia from the tyranny of Leasath forces. Like any other Ace Combat games, you can expect secret aircrafts, various missions, and even a battle against a giant airborne fortress.

Ace Combat 6: 解放への戦火 (2007, XBOX 360) - Although a little discontent about Namco's decision to make AC6 an XBOX 360 exclusive as well as the limited choice of aircraft available, this game pushed the genre to its unprecedented heights thanks to its high-definition graphics, physics, sound, and its storytelling. It was the summer of 2015 in the Republic of Emmeria, located at the heart of the Anea continent which is located above Yuktobania, when the Federal Republic of Estovakia took control of the Emmerian capital city Gracemeria with a massive firepower as well as the air force's Strigon team and the heavy command cruiser called Aigaion (otherwise known as Moby Dick). With their homeland gone, it's up to the Emmerian army to take back their nation they called home from the Estovakian tyranny and that's where you come in as Garuda 1 (Talisman) of the Emmerian Air Force 8th Air Division 28th Fighter Squadron.

The Wingman System is now evolved in this game and when you're in places where ESM is active, you can now trigger an Allied Attack or Allied Cover and let every ally in the area as well as Garuda 2 (Shamrock) help you when the battle gets messy.

For the first time in series history, AC6 features online gameplay where you can play with or against other aces from across the world and take on either team deathmatches or online co-ops. There's also downloadable content as well featuring liveries based from past Ace Combat games as well as aircraft inspired from, you've guessed, The iDOLM@STER.

Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion (2009, iPhone/iPod Touch) - Ace Combat goes portable again and this time it's in the screens of the iPhone or iPod Touch in this app game heavily inspired from 2006's Skies of Deception. Although a little complicated to play due to its touch-screen functions, this game is how Namco do when they put their maddest games to smartphones. Want to play one, well sadly you can't because it's no longer compatible with those running on iOS7 or higher.

Ace Combat X2: Joint Assault (2010, PSP) - This is a totally new turn to the Ace Combat franchise because for the first time ever, Ace Combat takes on our world in ACX2 Joint Assault. No more fictional areas like from the previous ones. It's now real-world locations like Tokyo, London, Egypt, San Francisco, and many others. As the member of the Antares Squadron, run by the private military company Martinez Security, your mission is to save the world from threats done by the terrorist organization Valahia and uncover the conspiracy behind the Golden Axe Plan.

Ace Combat Assault Horizon (2011, PS3/XBOX 360) - With the storyline penned by Jim DeFelice, writer of two of the New York Times' bestsellers Leopards Kill and Threat Level Black, Assault Horizon draws inspiration from real-time conflict as players take on the role of Colonel William Bishop of the fictional US Air Force 108th Task Force Warwolf as he engage on a war on terror that will change his life. Because it draws inspiration from real-time conflicts, it's set on real-world locations including Russia, USA, and the Middle East. This game puts a new spin on the franchise because of its unique close range assault system that makes dogfights more dynamic unlike any other.

Other than that, Assault Horizon features missions where you can take flight on helicopters, bombers, or even a gunship. There's also a wide range of DLC aircrafts, skins, and more, including fan-favorites such as iDOLM@STER-themed aircraft, Ace Combat 6's CFA-44 Nosferatu, Macross-themed aircraft, US aircrafts, and the Shoji Kawamori-designed fantasy aircraft called the ASF-X Shinden II.

Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble (2012, 3DS) - Sold in the US under the Assault Horizon Legacy banner, AC3D Cross Rumble sends this fast-flying franchise straight to the Nintendo 3DS for the first time. Taking advantage of the Nintendo 3DS' capabilities, Cross Rumble features intense and engaging battles in 3DS, touch-screen controls, and some edge-of-your-seat controls.

Ace Combat Infinity (2014, PS3) - 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.

Ace Combat 3D Cross Rumble Plus (2015, 3DS) - Recently launched in Japan last 29th of January, 2015 and coming in the US this February under the Assault Horizon Legacy Plus banner, Cross Rumble Plus is a revamped version of the 2012 3DS game but now updated for the New Nintendo 3DS. Aside from taking advantage of the new control schemes of the New 3DS, Bandai Namco collaborated with Nintendo for special aircrafts as well as those that can be unlocked with Nintendo's amiibo figures, sold separately.
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