The past few weeks, we have discussed how dickishly evil a certain someone can get during a Mario Maker level making sesh. I mean, who would make these hard as shit levels in order to make you guys feel like you accomplished something in a Mario game? Who would stoop so low to make a level that dickish that friendships had to end? Oh wait, that was me!
Trust me, I tried so hard to make easy peezy levels that everyone can enjoy, that people would cherish and enjoy and find time to go “Hey, you know what? That Rizz guy’s level is so good” but then I realized most of my friends are dicks and went with having 50 giant Thwomps in a row and at the end you better have brought that turtle shell you saw in the first part of the game because that Hammer Bro is your only way to the flag and you better hit that hole just right or else “OOOOH NOOOO!” (*play Mario death song*).
If you want to try it for yourself, there’s a list of my levels (and, also, Chachi’s levels on the right hand side).
But then my rocky road took a weird turn as I went to GTA Online and after many failed attempts at being nice and trying to do missions and just a leisurely drive (heck, I even tried to outrun a drive-by on a bicycle…dude was going 5 mph right beside me), there came a point in time I found someone shopping and…well…um…I’ll let you be the judge on my actions.
I believe it was the great Bill Shakespeare who once said, “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain”. I sure enough became a villain in the world of GTA Online because right after that, a $5k bounty was placed on my head. Not only that, after a helicopter got sniped out of the air taking out both the pilot and passenger, they hired mercs to take your boy with the fancy suit and bow tie out. Can you believe that?! Jeesh.
So, I got friends mad at me and the open world gang mad at me, what other group of people is there for me to give it to? OH I KNOW! Three words that get the most dicks: First. Person. Shooters.
Now, you know that old adage of being “campers” and “dicks” and “snipers” and all of the other terms that just seemed to be at people that, well, that deserve every minute of it. But…what if the last time you checked the standings and you were the last name on the losing team in Destiny’s Mayhem Clash (a quicker version of their Clash, where all the cool-downs are sped up and there’s no wait time to come back into battle). I noticed a giant red blip on the map and, like any good gamer, I went over to check it out and just did this for the next minute and a half.
Notice the devious and maniacal laughter in the background.
Notice who lead the team at the end (SPOILER ALERT: It was me!).
It’s not me meaning to be a total dick to everyone I see, it’s more of a bored thing and I get one of those urges where being one to whomever is in my way. I find it comfortable knowing that someone thinks I’m just a total d-bag. It’s also a good way to earn easy XP and easy points and easy whatever the heck you want to get easy.
It’s also spontaneous, too, which is why I love it so. The people who camp out on a daily basis and try for the no-scope 360 headshot, the people who stalk you while trying to play GTA just so they can shoot you up, those guys can go to hell. Being a dick once in a while makes the world go ’round and
I guess I have just been hanging around Chachi way too damn long.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is your favorite post on the Internet today, at this time, on this website, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Join me as I point out some fun things I came across on my journey of the World Wide Web!
First up! for the first time ever a 3rd party brand and a video game company teamed up for actual content. From the press release:
“Activision Publishing, Inc. and Bungie, together with energy drink category leader Red Bull today announced a partnership that will bring an epic new quest to players of the popular sci-fi action adventure game franchise Destiny via custom-designed Red Bull® Energy Drink cans, inviting consumers across the United States and Canada to Become Legend, making this the first time a video-game, or any third party brand, has ever appeared on the iconic Red Bull can.
Access to the quest will be available on specially-marked cans of Red Bull and leverage themes of speed, tenacity and strategy inspired by the energy drink, through www.RedBullQuest.com. Each Red Bull can will also include bonus XP to help players prepare for this epic quest. Players can start using the bonus XP throughout the summer, with the in-game quest kicking off following the launch of The Taken King, the latest addition to the Destiny universe scheduled for release on September 15, 2015.”
Next up! Smosh games Honest Trailers World of Warcraft “the game that requires more cooperation between nerds than the space program”
Last but not least, Abstract Mode modders on youtube decided that the key cutscenes in Grand Theft Auto 5 could be funnier……If Trevor……were….Naked…..
They were 100 percent right!
That’s all the time I have for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another leg of my journey!
There was a lot to cover in Sony’s conference at E3 today. They had to go and follow Microsoft’s damn good presser.
Let’s get started, shall we?
THE LAST GUARDIAN
Last year, I was introduced to Japan Studios by their game Bloodborne. A year or two before Bloodborne, they announced a certain game called “The Last Guardian”…then…nothing…until this year and holy shit. Wow. First, nothing beats a game made by Sony. Visually stunning, awesome graphics and by God the first trailer is gameplay footage. Game. Play. Footage. Woo!
Also, after that promo I looked my dog (who may or may not have been staring at a grown man weeping) and asked her “WHY CAN’T YOU HAVE WINGS?! WHY?!” The Last Guardian will be released in “2016”.
HORIZON: ZERO DAWN
If you will picture this. You have a futuristic world, one that had witnessed a major change and everything is turned back into what it used to look like in the past and there are villages out there and societies and everything in between and you play as a member of the first village ever made and, yes, they seem to like and hate each other. It looks like you take control of someone who has a hunter-esque However, there are…robots. Not only are there robots…there are robot dinosaurs.
This new IP looks incredible and I can’t wait to play it.
This is where things get awesome for Playstation owners. The game franchise Hitman has done a whole bunch of awesome, from console games to Hitman Go. Hitman looks like it’s going to be another game in another awesome franchise. That’s all. Right?
With your pre-order of Hitman, Playstation owners will be able to play Hitman Beta. That’s right. Playstation is the only system that will allow you to play Hitman.
STREET FIGHTER V
They released the trailer, which looks awesome, and the same thing that happened with Street Fighter V as it will be for Hitman. Pre-order Street Fighter V and, yes, you (as Playstation 4 owners) also get the Street Fighter V beta.
NO MAN’S SKY
No Man’s Sky was announced last year at E3 and this year the guy came out and played it (as he did this with a very monotone voice) and played with, probably, one of the best games I’ve seen in E3. Period. I like that it’s multiplayer. I like the fact that you can explore planets and worlds beyond compare and claim things for peace or blow things up at your fingertips. It’s that freedom of playing this game makes me want to play THIS GAME!
Remember a few years ago we were ripping on that Storybook thing with motion controls and how idiotic that would be and how stupid you would look reading something like that or doing whatever the heck you were suppose to do with that?
Now, take that…and make it better.
Dreams allows you to create dreams. Not only that, your friends dreams. Not only your friends’ dreams, complete strangers’ dreams to make it yours and branch out the dream. This game takes that Storybook failure and makes it even better, as it is made by the same company that brought us LittleBigPlanet.
This game looks interesting. This is one of those indy games that are jumping to consoles and it damn near gorgeous and looks interesting. To me, this looks like something that you would see in The Stanley Parable, where there’s no real action but an amazing story to get you hooked.
DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING
The first words out of my mouth were “PLEASE! LET ME FEEL COMFORTABLE IN PLAYING DESTINY AGAIN! PLEEEEEEASE!” and this looks pretty good. The cool thing is that now there’s even more power-ups and a brand new story that will have you playing for even more months.
ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE
Other than dogs (and one that could fly) I feel like the MVP for this E3 has to be female protagonists. No matter what game it was, you feel like there was the choice of being a woman as a protagonist. From Dishonored 2 to Fallout 4 to, now, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, the choice is yours.
Having it happen in England makes it soooo good, too. Just as you would expect the ol’ timey Englanders would be with the cockney accents and everything. It’s a great looking game and will probably be my next game I forget what time it is while playing.
Rizz Fact: Never played Final Fantasy.
However, there is a cult following and once they announced World of Final Fantasy (a game that looks like a Funko Pop) and THEN Final Fantasy VII: Remastered! It’s going to be a Playstation 4 exclusive! Honestly, if this is what it looks like remastered, I might play FFVII and give it a go. Whoo-boy.
This broke the internet. No. Seriously. This broke the freaking internet. Sony did an amazing thing when they promoted the Kickstarter that would bring Shenmue 3 into existence and within the hour Kickstarter crashed and when it came back, Shenmue 3 already reached one million dollars.
You knew they had to mention Morpheus, right? I mean, look at Microsoft and see their presentation with Minecraft, how can (if they can) Sony top it? How about a 4-player multiplayer where one wears Morpheus? Oh man, it looked good too.
It was announced that Vue will be the only one of its kind that will allow you to purchase stations without buying other stations or a plan, like your cable service (which is pretty neat).
CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 3
This is a shocker.
The World premier of Blops 3 was everything that I thought it should be. It’s not the same. It’s different. It’s unique. It’s something people were waiting for in the franchise because, well, when your maps get stale…they get stale.
Anyways, the big thing that was perfect is that now the story mode is now available for co-op multiplayer. That’s right. BLOPS 3 IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT! DROP THE BALLOONS!
I had zero intent on playing Black Ops 3 when it came out and, now, I have a feeling it will be the next thing I buy.
Did I mention this one also has that Beta testing too?
The biggest dick move happened here where the Infinity guy announced the new line of Star Wars Infinity 3.0 (where the crowd even let out an audible groan because, you know, Battlefront). The line-up was good and, hey, you get Boba Fett (and the crowd did too). Which is…cool…
Then Battlefront showed up and made everyone happy again. It looks really good, guys. Just a jerk move with the tease.
I can’t wait to play Battlefront, it feels like the first ever good Star Wars game of our generation (besides dancing Lando).
UNCHARTED 4: A THIEVE’S END
Now, this one had a few hiccups. Not only did the game not start right away (I believe I counted a 10-count on the “SONY Entertainment Presents” sign) but after the initial cutscene, Drake just stood there for a few more seconds while his partner is walking through a bunch of people. THEN it restarted into the same cutscene and same area.
After that, it looked like an amazing game (I’ve been saying amazing a lot, I need a new adjective) but it just felt like you would actually be a part of the amazing place while having a giant armored truck try to squish you like a little pancake. It looks cool, can’t wait to see it in action.
Overall, Sony did what they had to do for E3. They had to mention Morpheus, they had to make it more fun, they had to make their games more interesting than the competition. They did that with giving the fans Beta testing for three of their upcoming releases.
The only bad spot for me is that there was nothing from Fallout 4, like there was for X-Box One and Microsoft so I was thinking it was just going to be a Bethesda victory lap.
Gamers from around the world welcome back for this weeks edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! I have traveled far and wide in the tubes of the internet to bring you the fun video game themed things that I come across. Lets dive in shall we?
Jamie Colliver recreated the entirety of Final Fantasy VII…in Little Big Planet 2! Check out the beginning below!
You can see the rest of it on his youtube channel, but ultimately what needs said is HOLY SHIT.
Video game buys real number you can call.
The latest installment in the Kentucky Route Zero game is an interactive phone. Pick up your phone and call 270-301-5797 and you’ll get William Oldman. Who drones on about various subjects. Talk about interactive games!
Last but not least Mercedez Japan is back at it with its Mario Kart themed commericals!
Silly silly Japanese car makers…
That’s all I have for you this week on Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next as Sorg and Rizz do the river dance live!
Gamers of all ages, shapes and size, welcome to your favorite post on the Internet today, Video game themed things from around the internet…net…net! I travel the internet to bring you some entertaining gaming themed things and share them with you every Tuesday. I know this probably isn’t the best but i am not Watson and cannot blink and see the entire internet!
First up, That Angry bird came from the moon!
Angry Birds creator Rovio has announced an Angry birds animated movie starring Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Danny Mcbride and more. Due out in 2016, not many details have been released on this movie. i for one thought they had already done this movie… Rio…. but apparently i was wrong.
Next on the journey:
The Destiny loot cave aka The Cave of Wonders lives on! In browser game called Interactive Cave shooter emerged on the internet shortly after Destiny patched the game. Now you can shoot to your hearts content to level up with out collecting the loot. For the record i got more purple drops here than i have in the game, which is easy considering i havent received a purple drop…. you can play the game at this link here! http://coffeeshopgamedev.com/Week_11/Week_11_web.html
Last but not least! Ever wondered what it would be like if Portal guns were real amongst roommates? Well Youtube channel RackaRacka has answered that question.
I can only imagine how pissed Sorg wouldve been had we been equipped with Portal guns!
That’s all i have for you in this weeks edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week as the team tackles the age old question of which came first the chicken or the egg!
Today, one of the better video game niches is the amount of loot in video games. There are a ton of games out there that utilize this method to upgrading anything and everything in your arsenal that would make you feel like this game is quite awesome. However, there are games out there, to me, that take loot getting to another level, for better or for worse.
First, let’s talk about Destiny again. That game has some serious loot out there, whether it’s on Venus, Mars, Earth or the Moon. You just have to look for it…and look for it…and look for it…and look for it…and look for it…again and again in hopes of getting something better and, yes, it’s tiresome and downright frustrating when you get a blue or purple engram only to have the guy encrypt it into a rare coin or something that you can barely use. Heck, players have to manipulate the game so much that they stand in one spot and shoot things in a cave in order for the chance, THE CHANCE, to get some cool stuff and, like I said, that chance is even doubled because YOU’RE NOT EXACTLY SURE YOU GOT COOL THINGS UNLESS YOU GO GET IT CHECKED OUT! THEN YOU HAVE TO GO BACK AND DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN IN ORDER TO GET THAT CHANCE TO DO IT AGAIN! DESTINY, YOU’RE A GOOD F’N GAME! WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO ME?! JUST GIVE ME BLUE BOOTS! WHY MUST YOU TAUNT ME?!
However, there’s another game that takes loot caching to different level. Borderlands, who is coming out with the Pre-Sequel later this year (which looks damn good, by the way), is one of those games where no matter where you look there is always something that pops out that will help you. So much so that after one horde, you’re up to your butt in new material and loot to use to take on the other things. However, during that sequence doesn’t it just saturate anything you get? I mean, once you get a newer thing that looks cool and is, probably, a cool gun with a lot of cool powers you’re already filled to the brim with different loot. Not to mention that a series or two down the line that gun that you just made space for will now be obsolete for another thing and that thing for another thing and down the line it goes.
Is there a medium to this?
I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t really care.
You know why? Because there’s people who think the Destiny way is the right way, the way to work for the chance to get some really cool stuff and there are also people out there that wants to get cool stuff and get cool stuff now. Honestly, I like both. There are times where Destiny gets on my nerves and wish they would just give me the things that I want to get but there are other times where I know that with patience cool gear will come.
There are also people who like to get things just to get things and that’s why Borderlands has been such a big franchise in the past. You get loot upon loot upon loot and look damn good doing it. That’s why I think Borderlands will be a better series than Destiny, because you are rewarded in what you do with the upgrades and the cool new guns that you can get in the game and the ground is just saturated with the loot and makes you feel accomplished.
What are your thoughts? Do you enjoy working for your loot or do you want a bunch of loot all the time? Leave it in the comments below.
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You know, before the BETA came out a month or two ago, I didn’t have any inkling on playing this game. I sat here and thought to myself that this was going to be a waste of money and that Peter Dinklage was the only redeeming quality to playing this “very expensive piece of garbage”.
The beta was free for the public at that time and, you know me, I sure do enjoy a free game once in a while, and that test changed the way that I thought about this game. It had all the things that I wanted in a video game and more. So much so I went out and downloaded the game DAY ONE in order to play this game that I was totally proven wrong on, after having ZERO interest in the game from the beginning.
However, going into this game with the knowledge of playing the first few sections in the beta I had to make sure that all of my thoughts and hopes and dreams and reviews on the beta were going to be in this game and, yes, the story itself is generic but if we’re going by story, here, LA Noire should have won all of the awards (Academy Awards) but it didn’t, because that game had a great story but it fell short in the gameplay.
Destiny is a piece of visual nirvana, no matter what console you are using. That’s the only way I can put it. It’s beautiful. There are times where my character just sits down on the edge of the Tower and look out into the skyline. I didn’t really play anything for the first…hour after doing the first mission. Call it ADD but I like the shiny colors of Destiny.
As stated in my beta, the only downside that I had about this game is that every time I go to a different side of the map (no matter what planet I am on) they always, ALWAYS, start you off right in the same spot each time. That’s the only thing. I didn’t care for the comments on being “the same missions over and over again” because, honestly, that’s a stupid term to use. MMO’s have the same missions over and over again. Video games overlap multiple times during the game. Saying that you don’t like Destiny because they do the same missions is just being stupid because EVERY GAME YOU HAVE EVER PLAYED OVERLAPS! GTA? Assassin’s Creed? All have similar missions.
Overall, there’s still a few kinks left in the land of Destiny to be pounded out before I give this a 5 out of 5. There are some bugs that are still present but the good outweigh the bad and I can not wait to see how far Bungie goes with their new IP.
I’d give it a solid 4, with the opportunity to gain that extra point for the different stuff that we have left to prove to The Darkness.
Give Destiny a try? What are your thoughts on the game? Leave it in the comments below.