HoC Random Dice Towers of the Day - 09192016

By Blackwalt - Posted on 19 September 2016

This past Sunday was truly the Day of the Dice Towers

In two week's time Rolly will be hosting a Dungeons & Dragons party for his birthday. Five of his friends will be joining him on his quest. As part of the planning process we have decided to gift all of the attendees with a set of Dungeons & Dragons dice.

Upon further discussion we thought it would be a nice idea to also provide everyone with Dice Towers for their new dice. I had built some Dice Towers before with Hirst Arts bricks but figured I could do something more appropriate (ie: cheap and temporary) out of paper, cardboard, or foamcore. This led to a significant amount of websites and forums that I had never delved into before. Or probably will again.

I came up with four prototypes over the space of the day:

PSA: Warthog redemption in Forza Horizon 3

By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 September 2016

Microsoft sends out your Warthog Redemption Code through Xbox Live messaging

Previously some of us were discussing how Microsoft/Xbox would be sending out the Warthog Redemption Codes.

They will be sent using the Xbox Messaging System. I received mine on September 15th.

A couple of notes about earning the Warthog for Forza Horizon 3:

HoC Random Bad Kitty of the Day - 09172016

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 September 2016

I kept waiting for Aku to make an appearance

Via GeeksareSexy.

A funny thing happened on the way to the Horizon Festival

By Blackwalt - Posted on 16 September 2016

So Stormblade and Blackwalt played the Forza Horizons 3 demo (together)

One thing important to note about Forza titles is the AI drivers are populated from your Xbox Friends List. If your friends have played a recent Forza title your AI Driver is a Drivatar. An AI built on top of your driving history. In theory an AI that will drive similar to how you have driven in Forza. All good.

My drivatar has been updated from Forza 5 and Forza Horizons 2 as well as the Forza Horizons 3 demo. Stormblade's has been updated from the Forza Horizons 3 demo. Which is not relevant here.

It's a nice night for a drive, isn't it

By Blackwalt - Posted on 14 September 2016

Sega Nite! Join us in the Forza Horizon 3 demo and help us determine if it is worth buying

2-12 players supported in the demo which I know you have already downloaded.

Come on. It's only a measely 18GB.

See you online.

So far I have dodged crocodiles (may have been an alligator), raced helicopters and driven along a beach front through the water. Oh, and there were caves.


Forza Horizon 3 Demo available today

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 September 2016

Not yet but sometime today...

Should be available through this link (eventually).

If you have any interest in Forza Horizon 3 now is your chance to test it out before it's full release on September 27th.

All 18.34GB worth. For a demo.

Is it time to stem the Vermin?

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 September 2016

I don't mean you guys, I mean a possible co-op/LAN day for Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide

Arriving on consoles October 4th (at $39.99) we need to determine if it is time for a co-op/LAN party.

From Wikipedia:

    Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Fatshark. The game is set in the Warhammer Fantasy universe. It was released for Microsoft Windows on October 23, 2015 and set to be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in late 2016.

    The game is multiplayer-only, and its structure is similar to Valve's Left 4 Dead series. Set in the End Times, players can team up with three other players to fight against the Skaven, a race of rodent-like monstrous creatures, in the city of Ubersreik. At the end of each match, the players are given the opportunity to roll dice, which determine the weapons they will receive.

I really didn't need to hear anything past "...similar to Valve's Left 4 Dead series."
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Nothing at all related to anything

By Stormblade - Posted on 09 September 2016

Just some very amusing signs.

Figured I would post something as this site is as dead as a zombie's heart after Graybush is through with it.

Lamborghini into the Arkham Knight Batmobile

By Akuf - Posted on 06 September 2016

Holy crap
Someone converted a Lamborghini into the Arkham Knight Batmobile
Must be nice to have money

HoC Random Happy Cat of the Day - 09052016

By Blackwalt - Posted on 05 September 2016

Make them stop! In about ten minutes or so... maybe more

HoC Random Error of the Day - 09042016

By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 September 2016

One thing about the Battlefield 1 Beta is that they do have their error messages ready

I have received numerous, unique, error messages.

HoC Random Battlefield of the Day - 09032016

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 September 2016

So Battlefield 1 is having an Open Beta. You all should be playing

You shouldn't necessarily be playing it because it is good (not saying it's good).

You shouldn't necessarily be playing it because I am playing it (not saying I'm playing it).

You shouldn't necessarily be playing it just because (not saying just because).

You should be playing it because this is our opportunity to see if it is worth getting Battlefield 1 over Call of Duty whatever it is this year. I am only planning on getting one of them and to be unfair to Battlefield 1 they need to be pretty good to get me away from Zombie Mode. So far, they aren't there.

Though I am enjoying it the more I play.

The screenshot above is from one of my better games. Click on read more to see a screenshot of my more typical Battlefield 1 game.

Drive the Warthog in Forza Horizon 3!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 31 August 2016

"You got your Halo 5 on my Forza Horizon 3!"

    For the first time in any Forza game, you can now drive the most famous ground vehicle in the Halo universe – the Warthog!

The civilian version only so no shooting up the Australian countryside. I, also, was massively disappointed.

I already wanted Forza Horizon 3. Now I want it even more.

Via The Xbox Wire.

HoC Random Looters of the Day - 08302016

By Blackwalt - Posted on 30 August 2016

It's sad how far we can fall in moments of tragedy

Via theCHIVE.

Watch Dogs 2 Gameplay Video

By Blackwalt - Posted on 30 August 2016

With Open World Co-op Missions

Twenty minutes worth of Watch Dogs 2.


iTunes Store is selling Call of Duty: Zombies for just $1.99 ($2.79 CDN?)


I wish someone looked at me the way you look at your rocket launcher.


To Graybush and his XM-52
(Black Ops 3 Zombies)

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