Nov
13
2018
0

The Detective Pikachu Honest Game Trailer.

I know that people were having difficulty believing that Detective Pikachu is really a thing, but it was a video game and everything (video from April).

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Nov
08
2018
1
Nov
07
2018
3

…Nope, Bioware’s still dead to me.

I didn’t even bother to watch the entire N7 Day teaser video.  I don’t believe that Bioware particularly cares about the Mass Effect IP at this point, and after the way they blew off Andromeda DLC I’m not inclined to wait around for them to come to their senses.  And I say that as a man with a N7 hoodie and a N7 mousepad.

Here. Watch this if you want to watch something involving N7 Day. From 2012. (more…)

Nov
01
2018
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Fallout 76 Beta is live!

It was actually live earlier, but Bethesda decided to delete the Beta files on me when I tried to access it and then I had to re-download the entire thing.  I’ve gotten as far as the first camp, and now I get to see whether it started me back at the beginning again…

[LATER]  OK, I kind of see where this is going, and it’s not too bad. I’m kind of confuses at to what group content is supposed to look like, and I don’t understand how the heck I’m supposed to be using V.A.T.S., but Fallout 76 might actually be functional.  Depressing as hell so far, though. I like fixing stuff, in this universe.  And coming down like a crowbar from orbit on anybody trying to stop me. (more…)

Oct
30
2018
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Bonus poem at Patreon.

It was for the Secret World Legends poetry contest, which is why it may seem a bit obscure.  Still, I rather liked writing it.  PDF at the public Patreon.

Have you embraced and chased the Broadcast’s Lord?
A hiss of static truth, Presenting lore
Profoundly hid in math’s relentless chord,
Placed close to deaths; which warns what is in store.
You’ll search in graves, walk with the restless dead
Half-trapped between this clumsy world and next;
And when their numbers burn inside your head
Look then to get a sane man’s frantic text.
Long trip you’ll make, to vampire-haunted lands.
On Gaia’s quest you’ll be, to put down ghosts
Who picked unholy halls to make their stands;
Excise them all, confront their tattered host.
Extend this Age’s grasp, and end His reign.
No dead may rule. Not even at Samhain.

Oct
26
2018
4

Fallout 76 Beta to start 10/30/18 for PC.

Oh, and the Playstation. XBox beta is already live, which is nice for them.  But the real workout for Fallout 76 starts on Tuesday. One thing to remember:

On any given day the game might be up for anywhere between four to eight hours. Focusing as many players as we can into these windows is our prime objective. Then we’ll fix what we need to fix and do it again and again from the start of B.E.T.A. until a few days before launch. We’ll give you as much heads up as possible because we need you to log in during these times and play the game. We’ll also keep you posted through our official @Fallout and @bethesdastudios on Twitter as well as the Bethesda.net forums and our Bethesda.net Status Page to learn when servers will be online.

I’m probably going to do the beta, but I’m not exactly sure how much of this game I am going to play.  I’ll probably be mostly interested in the lore, honestly.  Which promises to be quite gruesomely sad, given that I’m not going to meet a single talking organic person who isn’t also from the Vault.  And I’m probably not going to be able to actually fix the world, either.  Ah, well, maybe Fallout 5 will let me finally clean up the place, once and for all…

Oct
17
2018
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I’ve almost gotten the ‘Go Outside’ Stanley Parable Cheevo!

Just a couple more days.

I ‘won’ The Stanley Parable in about fifteen minutes, took the hint, and decided to go for the cheevo.  It will be very satisfying, when it finally happens.  I’ll be quite absurdly pleased.

Oct
16
2018
1

CD Projekt Red gets NAMCO BANDI to publish Cyberpunk 2077 in Europe (2019 release?)

I dunno: maybe? “CD Projekt Red recently made a deal with Bandai Namco to publish its upcoming game, Cyberpunk 2077 in 24 European countries. Previously, The Witcher developer partnered with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to distribute Cyberpunk 2077 in North America.”  CDPR used Namco back in 2014 to publish Witcher: Wild Hunt, and that game came out in 2015 (and just over a year later).  I’m going to go out on a limb here — not really, of course — and say that I think that Cyberpunk 2077 is going to have a Christmas 2019 release date.  We’ve seen game footage that looked reasonably finished; it’s clearly well along in the development queue, or whatever the phrase is.  I don’t believer that we’re going to be forced to wait for 2020.

Mind you: I am not an expert. I am probably not even a journeyman.

Oct
08
2018
3

Fallout 76 reviews starting to come in.

This one from Gamespot is interesting.  Short version: Fallout 76 looks a lot like Fallout 4, but with other people.  Entertainingly, it looks a lot like my modded version of Fallout 4, in that there are leaves on the dang trees and everything (I just can’t get into the unmodded Fallout aesthetic*).  A whole lot of the mechanics and the GUI is identical, in fact.  But it’s not quite identical, and I assume that the differences will get me humiliatingly killed a few times.

Well, we’ll see in a month.

Moe Lane

*It’s been a long damn time.  The trees and the grass would come back.  Even if radiation is weird and entertaining in this universe.

Oct
06
2018
1

I am frankly dreading the hardware requirements for Cyberpunk 2077.

Not least because my computer has been having weird crashes and slowdowns lately.  It doesn’t seem to be the hard drive, the video card is the newest piece in there, so it’s probably the motherboard?  That can get expensive fast, and the fact that the tower is far too huge and I probably need a heat sink or something isn’t helping.

But Cyberpunk 2077 supposedly won’t be too much of a hardware hog: (more…)

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