Aug
21
2017
12

I’m pretty much done with Bioware now.

The news that Bioware won’t be releasing single-player DLC for Mass Effect Andromeda doesn’t make me angry; it just makes me tired of Bioware’s [expletive deleted].  I am what you’d call a hardcore Mass Effect fan. Got the games, got the hoodie, got the t-shirt, got the mousepad. I have the soundtracks on my iPod. I didn’t have a problem with the way ME3 ended, especially after Citadel (which was hours of DLC nigh-perfect fun, and for me the true end of the game).  I was even ready to forgive the animation problems in Andromeda, because I figured that they’d fix them.

So when I say that I’ve had enough, I like to think that it means something. IP loyalty goes only so far, and it’s gone far enough. So, no pre-orders of Anthem for me, and I’ll be skipping future entries in Dragon Age. Mind you, I’m just one dude, and I have no illusions that Bioware/EA even cares, or that they even should. And I’m not yelling; I’m just disappointed in the company. They could have done things better.

Aug
20
2017
5

“Jurassic World Evolution” is exactly what you think that it is.

Assuming that you thought Hey! Maybe it’s like a theme park simulator, only every so often dinosaurs get out and eat people! …Well, it is.  Jurassic World Evolution apparently totally is.

…[expletive deleted].  I might have to get an Xbox One now. Unless it’s also coming to PC… yup!  Whew. Dodged a bullet, there.

Aug
20
2017
4

Xbox One X *Project Scorpio*. No, I don’t know why ‘Scorpio,’ either.

Hey, you got five hundred bucks to throw at a new console?  Then Microsoft wants to hear from you. Meet  the Xbox One X Project Scorpio:

I’m sure that it’s stellar. I’m even more sure that it’s five hundred bucks. But if you feel the need to buy one then you might as well buy it via my site:

Aug
17
2017
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The new Conan Exiles expansion has dropped.

I have fiddled with it a little, because I am up to my neck in Filth right now in Secret World Legends Tokyo.  So far, my major observations about the new Conan Exiles content is that some of the stuff that you can make now looks cool, makes sense for a survival game, but I don’t know how you get your Thralls to actually do it while you’re out adventuring.  Also, I apparently need to fix my stats because my character is too generic.  Fortunately, the level cap of 50 is now gone, although I don’t know what the new one is.

Conan Exiles is a fun game, for what it is (which includes being Early Access); so check it out if you’ve got a spare twenty to spare. It also runs better, after this latest performance patch. So there’s that.

Aug
15
2017
4

Secret World Legends *may* be coming to TV.

Emphasis on ‘may.’ The television landscaped is littered with the bleached corpses of TV concepts.  Still:

We are excited to share the news that Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and G4C Innovation’s Gudrun Giddings have partnered to produce The Secret World, a TV series based on The Secret World and Secret World Legends! The TV series is based on the universe of the Secret World IP and centers on a team of undercover agents and the shadowy war between secret societies, the Illuminati, Dragon and the Templar. Central to the plot is the battle against the supernatural in an adventure that spans across our world, multiple dimensions, and incorporates the realms of ancient myths and legends as well as today’s conspiracy theories and headline news.

The pilot was written by James V. Hart (HookDraculaContact) and Jake Hart. Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sarkar and Gudrun Giddings will produce together with Showrunner Pam Veasey. (CSI-NY). CAA (Creative Artists Agency) is packaging.

…very cool, if it happens.  Also guarantees new content, which would be even cooler. And thank God for Conan Exiles, hey?

Aug
12
2017
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Now I kind of want to get a PS4.

Apparently Infamous is quite the game to play.

Aug
11
2017
2

So multiplayer in the Friday the 13th video game has a troll problem.

Apparently too many people were going into the game for the express purpose of helping Jason kill everybody.

:pause:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  :wiping eyes: Oh, God, that’s funny.  I didn’t predict this, but only because I hadn’t quite realized that they had multiplayer for the Friday the 13th video game. Of course people are going to grief and troll! It’s a game about serial killers!  Embrace it! Set up a team-only zone for people who want to cooperative-play — no pickup gamers there — and another that, as somebody put it, embraces the “Battle Royale” ethos.  I mean, if you’ve got that many people out there who want to PvP a slasher flick scenario, maybe you should go with the flow?

Moe Lane

PS: Nah, I wouldn’t play that game on a bet.  It has almost nothing that would interest me.  I’m not big on survival horror games; I much prefer “This is my BOOMSTICK!” horror games.

Aug
11
2017
1

So, Secret World Legends Dev Stream today…

…I only caught part of it, but here’s some of what I heard: (more…)

Jul
31
2017
1

Secret World Legends’ Steam Launch today, Whispering Tide Event starts tomorrow.

If you have Steam, Secret World Legends is integrated into it. However, if you already have an existing Patron account for Secret World Legends, don’t link it yet.  They’re having integration issues tonight.

As for Whispering Tide: I’ve been looking forward to doing this one for a while.  When I started playing The Secret World, they had just begun to wrap up that particular event, and I missed it.  I’ve wanted to play it ever since.  Gonna be fun!

Jul
27
2017
5

Secret World Legends comes to Steam on 07/31/2017.

Secret World Legends is free-to-play, but you’ll want to subscribe. You’ll be able to play and win the game without spending a dime, mind you – but having a monthly membership gives enough benefits to be worth it, assuming of course that you like conspiracy-horror shared game with fiendishly complicated investigation missions and a cheerful willingness to throw everything into the mix.  And I do mean everything.

Here is the SWL fact sheet for navigating the Steam launch.  You may want to take a look at it.  The process might be a little… complicated.

Jul
25
2017
3

The new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 trailer.

They’re pretending that the previous one didn’t exist, for some strange reason.  At least, this is supposed to the be the ‘official’ one.  But here it is, and it’s still going to draw my children inexorably into its orbit:

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