Author: Cody Hall

Still impatiently waiting for a Tak reboot.

The Sole Reason Why Consoles are Garbage

While you read this, try to remember that you are a consumer of goods and not a member of a blue or green team okay? Giant corporations like Microsoft and Sony are not your friends, and they market themselves to make you feel defensive when people like me criticize what they do.   Don’t. They do not care about you, just your money. And I’m here to explain with one, and just one, simple reason why all Modern Consoles are absolute trash compared to PCs. And even compared to mobile phones... Read more

Styx: Shards of Darkness – A Past Due Review

Styx: Shards of Darkness is an old school, sight and sound based, straight up stealth game. If you’re used to Action-Stealth games of the modern age (an oxymoron if there ever was one) this game might shock your sense even more so than its predecessor. The sequel to Master of Shadows, Shard of Darkness ups the ante on its level design, lighting systems, and difficult paths even for stealth veterans. As always I’ll be taking a look at those areas and more, and see where the game might have a few faults. Starting where we always do in a past due review, let’s see what the game’s animations look like. Read more

WRUP Rabbit

Another week under all our belts and a whole mess of bull shit in the world. Throw on your headphones, plug into some music, and let's just play video games until we forget what weekend it is :)

What games are we playing for Memorial Day weekend?

Greywolfe:  those daily things.  plus, since the lp for banjo kazooie moved, i got to do some of that, too [i'm playing alongside someone who's let's plays i like a ton.  when she gets something done in her game, i do that thing, too.] - i also downloaded moonhunters and am looking into that a little, plus, since i have the dumb card game itch - which is all i've been doing for the past two months - i just decided i'll boot up a REAL game that doesn't have dailies or any nonsense in it, so i'm replaying magic:  the gathering, by microprose from 1997.  it's an infinitely more fun game than "can i beat the current, dumb metadeck on the ladder."

Andrew: More ACA Neo-Geo games. There will surely be some Forza 6 and Dragon Ball FighterZ in there as well.

Yoda0vgs: Finished my Death March run of the Witcher so I'm off to play some Hellblade, Styx, And Dota

Scroo: More Vermintide 2 and plenty more Battletech. I've yet to finish God of War so I should do that as well if the time allows this weekend. I've been working a lot lately so we'll see how much gaming I actually get in

Trulegendkiller: Been catching a case of the deer hunting mushrooms that Cody made me sell to the Digimon that no one can remember the name but we're all pretty sure it was 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain with a chance of cloudy skies just after it rains.

Dr. Strangethumb: "won't be around this weekend for the WRUP" 

Kick Drums and Red WRUP

 

"Some people find it with devotion, some with gold and with bourbon
Some like praying to the blue sky, some like putting on a disguise,
But I prefer kick drums and red wine."

Nice and chill Saturday so far for me, but the real question as always is:

What games are we playing this weekend?

Greywolfe:  So, i'm still doing daily quests in bad games.  more magic:  arena, more magic:  duels and more eternal.  although, i've more-or-less been terrible about duels and eternal.  so, who knows?  :P - i played a bit of tome [tales of ma'jeyal] and had my guy die in one of the starter quests, so i guess the lesson i'm supposed to learn is "don't go into crypts unless you're over-leveled."  i'm also about midway through banjo kazooie, which continues to be a wonderful game [wonky camera and awkward swimming sections notwithstanding.] - i'm so glad i tried it out a few years ago.

Andrew: Still rocking the Neo-Geo titles. Maybe some Dead or Alive 5 as well.

Yoda0vgs: On the last Mission (after not doing most side quests in the full game) of Blood and Wine, then finally some Hellblade and Styx!

Scroo: I've been doing some tying of loose ends in God of War before I finish the story and man, that's been such a good title. Surprisingly complex. Still enjoying Vermintide 2, especially since loads and loads of fixes and tweaks in the last patch have improved performance and balance. And I plan on fitting in as much Battletech as possible

Trulegendkiller: Being a fucking pimp (according to cody)

Dr. Strangethumb: "Not at home and forgot to do the wrup." 

WRUP Sucks, Let’s Party!

It's Unbelievable! It's unlikely you'll survive Infinity War Spoilers this weekend. So go watch that war move, then listen to punk music about war being bad, and go back to gaming. 

What games are we playing this weekend?

Greywolfe: what is wrup?  baby don't hurt me.  don't hurt me.  no more.  and all that.  i am basically daily questing my life away:  magic:  arena [which has had an economy update.  it's weird] and magic duels [which lives to fight another week] and eternal.  i was playing torment:  tides of numenera, but i've been awful and haven't touched that in a week or so.  i know.  i'm not playing real games.  i understand.  lol.

Andrew: Arcade Archives, all weekend long! I've just discovered that the revamped AA (Neo Geo) titles, as well as the three available Nintendo ones (Mario Bros, Punch-Out, and Vs Super Mario Bros), are every bit as fun as any of the old-school titles available on 3DS or Wii U. Also, while many of the Virtual Console games for some reason look unappealingly darker and less colorful than their original versions, the AA ones are crisp, beautiful, and picture-perfect. In addition, they are the arcade versions, meaning that they are graphically superior anyway and, in some cases, even more fun to play. Now I kind of want to see all the Virtual Console games to come to the Switch via Arcade Archives. One can always hope, right?

Yoda0vgs: Gnna try to crank out a lot of Blood and Wine then move on to Styx

Scroo: The usual for me mostly: Vermintide 2 and God of War. That is if I can take a take a day off to play games. I've been so slammed with work it's hard to have time to play anything for any measurable time.

Trulegendkiller: Hating on wool carpets. Why make something so soft anyway?

Dr. Strangethumb: Wondering why Tru is so down on wool carpets. They feel good under the feet of a god...