PLAYMATION. We Want.

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There have been a few innovations from the last Gen of gaming that we all, well most of us, wanted to see used as steps towards being in the game itself. Nintendo brought us motion sensor gaming with the Wii system and now we have Disney Playmation. (yes Disney).

What is Playmation?

“Playmation is the next step in the evolution of play, where digital gets physical and imagination becomes real. The groundbreaking system of toys and wearables uses smart technology to inspire kids to run around and use their imaginations, as they become the hero or heroine of stories from across The Walt Disney Company. Playmation Marvel’s Avengers is the first of a series of systems in development, including Star Wars and Frozen. In Playmation Marvel’s Avengers, strap the high-tech Repulsor Gear onto your arm and join the Avengers in their fight to save Earth! As an Avenger recruit, your on-board intelligence JARVIS will guide you from your Gear as you accept missions from the Avengers and battle in exotic locations around the universe to save our planet—all from the comfort of your own home.”

That was Disney’s take.

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Disney Playmation isn’t a video game, at least not in the traditional sense. Players put on one of the smart toys (the starter kit comes with an Iron Man repulsor glove), and a combination of the wearable, motion sensors, and bluetooth connectivity.

You don’t need an internet connection, PC, or console, and the toys function outside. The Avengers set comes with a number of missions for one or two players, issued by Avengers AI JARVIS. Future sets will tie in with Star Wars in 2016 and Frozen in 2017.

There are also toys, called “smart figures” that work with a “power activator” base. These allow you to access new missions, fight alongside and against different characters and, according to the Playmation website, allow you to unlock new abilities.

Disney Playmation is coming in October 2015. The starter pack, which comes with one Repulsor gear, Captain America, Red Skull, and two activators, will retail for $119.99. Additional figures are priced at $14.99, and the Prowler Bot carries a price of $39.99

Something in the right direction…. one hopes

ciao-su =^_^=

GoG Sale now on

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GoG is putting your wallet on notice, as its 2015 summer sale is underway. As usual, all of the games on offer are DRM-free.

The sale runs through June 21, and GoG is offering bonuses if you reach three different spending thresholds. If you spend at least $1, you’ll get a copy of SimCity 2000. At the $20 mark, you’ll unlock a copy of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky. Finally, if you spend $50 or more, you’ll get a copy of Xenonauts.

GoG will be posting new discounts every 12 hours, and have said that over 100 games and bundles will be posted each day. The sale begins with significant discounts on bundles of classic LucasArts adventure games, Might & Magic titles, Dungeons & Dragons remakes, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. titles.

The Witcher 3, Jade Empire, Telltale’s Game of Thrones, Lichdom Battlemage, and Jade Empire are some of the games leading off the sale. Check GoG for full details and offers.

fun new things in the lead up to E3

ciao-su =^_^=

Get The Band Together | Sunset Overdrive : Part 18

Welcome to another episode of Sunset Overdrive. There will only be two more posts after this one for this game. As always you can watch the playthrough at the bottom of the post.

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The episode kicks off with a slap in the face. Seems we angered our cheerleader overlords. They weren’t too happy about the sword and just wanted us to leave. After talking to one of the kids he tells us a way to get on the good side of esperanza (cheerleader boss). We need to get a band together to perform for the children.

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We grind across the city to pick up Wendy who is good with guitars. When we arrive to her location, she agrees to join the band.The only issue is that she is on a boat and she can’t swim. We have to tow her boat back to land while fighting off hordes of OD. As usual this game is hectic and fun.

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We help her out and we now need a drummer. Sam is next. When we arrive we are asked to get some drums from a van nearby. This of course alerts the OD and a fight begins. This fight is different though as we have to bounce on all the drums in the area to get rid of all the OD.

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After getting Sam on the team we then need a singer. In sunset City there is a celebrity from a band called the Melvins. We find him and after fan-girling out for a bit he agrees to join the band. This brings the whole band together. This is where the episode ends.

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What Happened To The Cat | Grounded Part 4

Welcome everyone to another episode of Grounded. As always you can watch this playthrough at the bottom of this post.

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Last episode we found the little girl in a room filled with photos. Since we hadn’t explored the east wing much we decided to look around and we found a safe with a letter near it. It seemed that someone in the hospital was trying to help someone else get inside the safe. The letter said something of some sort of message holding the pass code to the safe.

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After looking around we found an over-crowded poster with all sorts of things on it. We hadn’t realized that this was actually the pass code to the safe. There was a letter addressed to Kathy outside her office. The letter said that she kept the key to her office in a portrait photo of her. So off we went to get the key.

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We found the key behind her portrait located in the staff lounge. After that we decided that maybe we should go get our family portrait to give to the girl. This might persuade her to follow us.

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Sadly the game didn’t want to bring the two characters together that quickly. Our step-father was blocking the way back to the East wing. We used Kathy’s key to get inside the office and found a scared cat. The game wanted us to use the cat to distract our step-father, but the cat wouldn’t budge without a snack. We went and retrieved bread sticks for it.

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We used the bread sticks to get the cat and it distracted our step-father opening the way to the girl. We arrived to where she was, gave her the photo and she joined our party. This is where the episode ends.

Thank you for reading and for all of your support.

Don’t forget. Keep Being Awesome