Author: scrooloose

I've been a gamer since a young age, my first experiences were with my old Atari 2600. Nowadays I'm mostly a PC guy but I also play board games when I have the group for it. And I love wrenching on cars besides.

Rage 2 – I Suppose So – A Review From Scroo

So I'm actually one of the rare few who actually liked the first Rage. It had it's issues, yes, but it still told an okay story and had a fairly cool premise. When I saw Rage 2 in the works I was kind of excited. I tried not to get too hyped but it stayed with me and I picked it up very quickly after release. I decided I'd make a first impression video for the LP channel and it's since turned into more of an opinion, or postmortem video. Keep an eye on the channel if you're interested in seeing it. It may still be a little while before it goes up. As for this written review, stay with me and I'll tell you my thoughts on Rage 2. Read more

Back in [WRUP]

There's me at the Gravity Bar on top of the Guinness Storehouse

What's up everyone? It's me, Scrooloose and I'm back. I took a trip to Ireland and it was epic. My sister treated us to this trip as a christmas gift and we had a great time walking around Dublin drinking loads of beer and driving through the country side seeing the history of the place (not at the same time of course). There were museums and parks and castles and ancient monastic cities and everyone we met were the friendliest people you can imagine. And of course the Guinness Storehouse. It was also great to go because my family, like lots of Americans, are Irish by heritage. I highly recommend taking a trip there if you've never been, treat yourself because it's in amazing place to be.

Now, to the reason we have WRUP... games. I've picked up Rage 2 myself since being home and it's okay. I'm working slowly on a first impressions video, been hard to get it recorded and rendered with all that's been happening since being home so be patient with me please. I know it's been ages since we've had any content go up on the Youtubes. Have you guys seen, A Plague Tale: Innocence? What a great looking stealth title that is. I'm hearing nothing but good things and I really want to check it out. Let us know if you've played it yet and what your thoughts are. Same goes for anything you may have played, as always. I also finally got a start on the newest Grim Dawn expansion, Forgotten Gods. As usual, Crate seem to have knocked it out of the park with their typically deep lore and a whole new experience with tons of new items and quests and so on. Read more

WRUP Big Money

Did you guys get your free copy of Assassin's Creed Unity from Uplay? Ubi did something nice for once and donated a half million dollars to hep rebuild Notre Dame after the very recent fire. They also gave out a free of copy AC Unity since it features the nearly thousand year old cathedral. The money that's been donated to to rebuild Notre Dame is pretty staggering. Over a billion dollars so far. Pretty crazy how people have come together for this old building. The human history and art that was lost can't ever be replaced. Hell the ceiling itself is a feat that's going to take a lot of engineering to rebuild, and that's if it's even put back the way it was before. To say it's going to be quite a repair project is an understatement. Goes to show that humanity can come together when there's a focus. Now if all these people could just donate a billion dollars to curing various cancers and other, wider sweeping, current tragedies... that would be something else.

And speaking of free games - Transistor, is free on Epic games. Get you some of that. Read more

Dusk WRUP Jumble

Well, okay maybe not actually dusk yet here but I've had a long day and I couldn't do the WRUP before it started. So I feel late to the party this weekend I guess. I just had lots of work to do today, which is great cos I need to make money.

Just imagine a smooth segway has taken place and we're talking about shows to watch now.

I've been watching Love Death Robots on Netflix and it's been really awesome. A collection of animated short stories, each with their own message - really, really good. I recommend it. The other show is similar but with a main theme. It's called, The Kirilan Frequency. I won't say much about it but it's another collection of short stories told like a talk radio program in a pretty strange place. Hard to tear away from and weird. Read more

Skip A WRUP

What's up guys? It's me Scrooloose! Hey, so I was gone last week and nobody picked up the WRUP even though I left a clearly written message stating I would, in fact, be gone. We skipped one WRUP as a result. Get it? Hard to find good, free help these days I guess. I can't be mad at these guys though, I'm not even the boss around here. Anyway --- Was anyone at the Watsky show at the Warfield in San Fransisco last weekend? I was there and that show was great. I went with some friends and my Sister, who rented us a legit Mystery Machine to drive around in for four days. We got ripped off hard on parking in a sketch ass dirt lot by the Tenderloin, however we had little choice but to accept the extra cost even though it was seriously fist waving time. The dude didn't even keep a ticket corresponding to our vehicle for the sake of effs! We could have told him we owned any of those cars and drove away with it! But we did at least get to watch two full seasons of the original Scooby Doo show. And when the horn was honked it said "Scoooby Dooby Doooo!!" and everyone around us took pictures and cheered. It was a great trip and hopefully I won't be doing any more of that kind of stuff until May when I leave for Ireland, because that shit is exhausting.

Here are a couple of blurry low light photos from the show and a sweet album cover shot of the Mystery Machine. Read more

Rush Wrup

Gotta be fast, the day is clear and I have work to do.

Devil May Cry 5 is out and quite a bit of fun when you can actually play the game. There are so many cutscenes I'm surprised it's not just a movie. Still looking forward to progressing though because it looks and runs quite well and it's ridiculous over the top silliness is something I really dig. Except, whoever decided to combine mouse and keyboard movement with the controller is high on so many drugs! Shift + Left Stick + Spacebar to dodge? WHAT?!!1one!! Read more

WRUP Time Again

Well #4if is done and life resumes as normal. The challengers turn away in triumph or defeat, taking advantage of a short a break before the preparation of next year's #4if. I think for the most part I did pretty well. As did the others taking part in the challenge here. Hopefully they too, will be recapping their experience this year.

On another note completely: Some new games are coming pretty soon. Division 2 is less than a week away and I have to say that I'm actually looking forward to trying this one out. Cody did a beta video of his experience and even though the voice acting is super bad, the game play looks pretty alright. Hopefully it'll prove less of let down than Anthem. Cody also may have an Apex Legends video review coming fairly soon and I'm excited to see that myself. Devil May Cry 5 is out next month and that's another game I'm a little surprised at being excited for. It uses the same game engine as the Resident Evil 2 remake and appears to rendered in much the same fashion. Which is good news because RE:2 is pretty well optimised and it looks fantastic. Read more

Scroo’s Completed #4if

Well...

...I thought I had picked the right set of games to fix this #4if's wagon. But it got the better of me anyway. In retrospect I should have probably played in a different order than I did. But you know, I still made great progress and three out of four is nothing to sneeze at. This year's challenge was, in all likelyhood, perfectly reasonable to complete. However with the release of Apex Legends at the beginning of the month... Well lets just say that I spent a lot more time in there than I should have in order to get a #4if win this year. Am I disappointed in myself? One word - No I'm not, I certainly feel like I did pretty well all things considered. I have a life after all! get off my back Gary!

Check out how I did below. Read more

#4if Almost Over WRUP

Sorry I'm late writing WRUP words today, I've been busy working on a car so... excuses.

It's been a busy day for me. And the week has been slow and snowy so finally with the sun out I could do something productive, if a bit muddy. #4if is nearly done. Not just because we're finishing up our games lists, but also February is closing out quickly. Time: She is a fickle mistress. Luckily there are more months to come with games to play in equal fashion.

Anyone play Anthem? I'm still kind of interested in that, but I have other games going on now and I'm not sure I want to spend money on it yet. I'm not Destiny fan and Anthem does seem a lot like it. I'm hearing of long load screens and boring story but the game play I've seen looks interesting. Plus, I'm not a battle royale or hero shooter fan and after being surprised by how much I like Apex Legends it seems worth taking a shot something else I already have a preconceived notion about. Read more

Winter WRUP

Well, it's snowing heavily and it's cold, so I'm going to try and do this quickly before the power goes out.

#4if is coming long nicely for us. I've done 3 of my games now, and our team chat is busy with everyone's updates as well. I might just be able to finish this four in February if I can only stop playing Apex Legends for a few minutes to win a Dead Cells run.

Far Cry New Dawn is out and seems to actually be a good Far Cry game to my surprise. As well as Metro Exodus releasing on it's controversial Epic exclusive, one year timer. Still I'm seeing good things, even if the second real game to use RTX is using RTX rather poorly. I guess it comes down to personal preference when looking at using ray tracing. Fast frame rate and not quite as good lighting or, halved frame rate and some different lighting effects that are only really noticeable in certain situations. Ray tracing needs work but I still feel like eventually it'll make a real impact. Not worth it for me though, I didn't build a higher end system to run at 45FPS. Read more