Free the Oxen | LR Let’s Play Oxenfree #1&2

Now it has been awhile since we played a good mystery game. Oxenfree is not only a mystery game though. It has an excellent blend of walking simulator, horror and is at times just plain creepy.

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The story follows Alex, her new brother in law(Jonas) and her friends as they spend sometime on an abandoned island for a party. Things start off pretty normal until Alex uses her radio to tune in to some weird frequencies.

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Jonas decides to investigate the origin of the frequencies and enters a cave. We as Alex, follow him. The cave seems as though someone or something has been residing there.

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We eventually find the source and tune into extra frequencies revealing these weird triangular shapes (illuminati cough cough). Something starts talking to us.

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What follows has to be in our opinion one of the coolest and confusing conversations ever. Who the hell is ‘sleepy time girl’ and why are they asking if leave is possible, heck why do they talk the way they do.

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The conversation leads us to getting some sort of underwater vision and we get teleported to a completely different part of the island. One thing is for sure. This game has a lot of good mystery.

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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 =^_^=

Next Gen Season: Games to look out for

In 2015 the line of games to come out so far, for the most part, have been exemplary albeit a few with personal touches that were not to everyone’s taste but all in all that was the game created…. The Order:1886 (Too short for the price), Assassin’s Creed: Unity (Just seems not liked by fans.), Evolve (Fun but ultimately repetitive in gameplay.) However even though that is the case, no one denies the sheer brilliance of the way Next Gen is looking, and why not when there’s more to come like this:

  If you’re completely new to this title then you are either too young or SHAME ON YOU. In a world where there is nothing – no rules, no governments or armies. In a world of nothing what do you do when your nothing is taken from you? Mad Max the game, in time for its film reboot counterpart, is set to grace us with just this kind of dilemma. This open world game sets itself up to be stunningly impressive with its end of world/post apocalyptic take of the world we know now.

Mad Max the game

Since we’re talking big names why not one of the gaming industry’s greatest technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and after the Cold War authors, the late Tom Clancy. With wind of his Rainbow Six series returning the Tom Clancy fan base hasn’t been this excited for quite some time. Rainbow Six Siege seems to bring back the realistic side of special forces that can be argued to have been lost in current renders of the same genre, ergo: Call of Duty and so on. Hopefully the game will live up to the expected heights of one of the most liked parts of the Tom Clancy gaming franchise.

Rainbow Six: Siege 

For this game we move to one of the oldest modern fighting games within it’s genre. Tekken, if you do not know, is a fighting game with the storyline of fighting in a martial arts tournament and achieving whichever selected character your playing as’ goal. The true story however, is the story of one family fighting each other for reasons that seem to be revenge. This infighting has carried the series from start to the current Tekken until now where we find out who will win. The father or the son.

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We shall leave it there for now but of course this list is sure to grow with bigger and better games.

more to follow as always

ciao-su =^_^=

Next Gen Season: Games to look out for

We are in great times for gaming this season, with previous releases in our ‘Next Gen’ year like Far Cry 4 or more recently Mortal Kombat X showing what we all want our next gaming cycle to look like.

To keep up with this why don’t we show you what else is on the horizon, just incase you didn’t know:

Arguably the most loved part of the Call of Duty franchise’s third instalment –

Black Ops III

Coincidence or not with movements of DC comics’ steady creation of ‘Dawn of Justice,’ the caped crusader is once again facing the perils of Arkham but now in the city. His city. Will you follow him?

Batman: Arkham Knight

This next one is a personal favourite in terms of presentation and general excitement. But when it comes to overthrowing rogue governments and combining it with an array of weapons, stunts (both ground level and aerial) & a general result of explosions due to said actions; this game has had fans since showing all you need is a grappling hook and a parachute to get things done

Just Cause 3

The next game is a still seen as being one of the, arguably, best  game creations of gaming history. It’s first instalment is still used as a benchmark of, all if not most, games that follow the supernatural hunter in a medieval era genre. Still moving forward with it’s impressive second game (currently being played =^_^=) the time has now come for the Wild Hunt to join the franchise-

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Keep an eye out for more from the Next Gen Season list as this list has only begun

more to come as always

Ciao-su =^_^=

Evolve: Did You Say MORE HUNTERS?

2KGMKT_EVOLVE_HUNTINGSEASONPASS_DIGITAL_FOB_AG_ESRB.0Evolve’s first major update is coming on March 31, and probably the most exciting new additions are the four new hunters entering the fray.

blog_torvald_assaultFirst up is Torvald the assault. His auto shotgun is different from Parnell’s in that the full clip empties after one button press, making it an unwieldy, but devastatingly powerful weapon up close against the monster. He can even toss a shrapnel grenade on the way in, which creates a bunch of weak points in the monster’s armor to blast away at. His mortar cannon is what defines him though. With easy point-and-shoot targeting, he launches a salvo of 4 artillery shells that fly over cover, dealing heavy damage.

He lacks the flexibility and utility of some of his fellow assaults, but more than makes up for it with raw damage potential. The mortar cannon is less powerful than Hank’s orbital strike, but it can be used far more frequently, and is far easier to hit with, giving the team a reliable way to punish monster players for standing over incapped teammates. He might struggle against Kraken given the nature of his kit, but other monsters will have to think twice before thinking about staying on one target for too long with Torvald around.

blog_crow_trapperNext up is Crow, the character I’m probably the most excited about. As the trapper, it’s his responsibility to find and trap the monster, and his pet batray Gobi is his primary tracking method. At Crow’s command, Gobi can fly up to 200 meters in any direction, revealing the outlines of any creatures along his path before returning to you. His stasis gun slows the monster’s movement speed briefly with every hit, or for an extended period if he charges up before he fires.

His primary weapon, a kinetic long rifle is highly unique as well. It offers quick semi-automatic fire at range, but if charged up, fires a shot that ignores the monster’s armor and directly damages its health. This makes Crow a real game-changer, since health damage is permanent unless the monster gets a health regeneration buff. Crow is the most versatile trapper so far, with effective ways of finding the monster, controlling its movement, and making it bleed.

blog_sunny_supportThen we have the new support, the spritely Sunny. She’s tiny, but packs a huge punch. Her mini-nuke grenade launcher hits like a truck, but the explosions are delayed so she needs to lead her target in order to hit it. Her support abilities are what really make her stand out though. Her stationary shield drone will automatically project a shield onto one hunter in a radius around it, depending upon who is under fire. Meanwhile, her jetpack booster gives a hunter of her choosing virtually limitless jetpack fuel and double the speed for as long as she stays locked onto them.

This is especially useful for flinging the trapper long distances towards the monster to get down a crucial dome, or for giving a cornered teammate a chance to get out of Dodge for free. Both this ability and her shield drone have specific use cases that are different than pretty much any character, making her tricky to get a hang of, but once you do, she brings both a lot of offense, and defense to the table.

blog_slim_medicLast but not least is Slim, the medic. You thought Caira was the combat medic? Guess again. Slim’s Leach Gun notonly packs a decent punch, but every hit shortens the cool down on his healing burst. Basically, every three or four shots, his heal burst is ready to go, incentivizing him to stay in tight formation with his teammates, and to keep the monster in his crosshairs.

That’s not his only way to heal though. His healing drone can be sent out to heal any teammate to full over time, with essentially global range. The heal is interrupted if they take damage, but with this, teams with Slim can split up effectively and stay healthy. His spore cloud launcher is also totally unique, preventing the monster from smelling from anywhere within the 40 meter radius of the cloud. It’s more disruptive than you think, keeping the monster from seeing health bars, or from making out outlines in the brush. Slim players who can keep this spore cloud up at all tiems while switching back to their leach gun are going to have a big bullseye on their backs for sure.

And thats all there pretty much is with the hunters joining the current cast, be sure to keep an eye out on the friendly monsters that will accompany this addition of hunter power.

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I Emailed Insomniac Games

Late last week I emailed Insomniac Games to tell them how I loved Sunset Overdrive. In the email I praised them for their great work and attention to detail. I got a reply back.

They were grateful and they even said to me and I quote ” Keep Being Awesome “. That I shall Insomniac games. So to my dear reader. If you ever wanted to send an email to a loved or hated developer or publisher, do it. They might just reply back 🙂

Keep Being Awesome Everyone