Games with Gold: ZOMBI

By Blackwalt - Posted on 16 January 2018

Free! Zombies! Survival! Free! Download it now!

    London is falling. Are you prepared? The Last Blight is upon us. It was foretold. For the second time in history, a great plague has shrouded London in a fog of death. Big Ben tolls as thousands of unprepared die, or worse, are infected by a sickness more gruesome than death.

    You’re still breathing, for now, but how long will you survive the labyrinth of London’s streets and underground canals, abandoned by the outside world and surrounded by infected? The horrifying remains of humanity, ravaged by the terrifying disease, are shuffling through the streets, waiting at every turn to prey on your living flesh.

    The nail-biting survival experience of ZombiU™ has been upgraded for download on next-gen consoles and PC. Zombi takes the power of the latest generation of hardware to bring you a new level of horror. Test your will to survive, but beware: death is permanent, and one wrong move can cause you to lose everything.

HoC Random Dollar Store Find of the Day - 01122018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 12 January 2018

Actually $4.00 at Dollarama but still...

This is the complete edition with the included guitar. For Wii U.

While the Guitar is universal, the included USB dongles are platform specific.

HoC Random "My Car!" of the Day - 01112018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 January 2018

Sega Nite. Far Cry 4 - Valley of the Yetis DLC.

Playing cooperative Far Cry 4 Coxxorz and I came across a trader in danger. We immediately jumped out of our jeep (stolen jeep) to rush to his aid. And to buy more stuff. While Coxxorz went to the traders aid I discovered a more pressing problem with our ride.

I forgot the parking brake!

I only wish my Xbox One had also recorded the dialog between myself and Coxxorz.

HoC Random Achievement of the Day - 01092018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 09 January 2018

Almost better than yesterday's achievement

In Far Cry Primal again.

    BEES!      10

    Eliminate 10 enemies using sting bombs.

HoC Random Achievement of the Day - 01082018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 08 January 2018

Far Cry Primal

    Here Kitty      20

    Tame the bloodfang sabretooth.

Still not my favourite achievement but pretty close.

Far Cry Primal was well worth the $22 CDN from the 2017 Xbox Countdown Sale.

Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragons Trailer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 05 January 2018

This game keeps piquing my interest and I don't really know why

Sure, open world, coop, and giant monsters which work but also Anime style giant swords and other weapons which is odd for us.

I may have to make it one my Taking one for the team series. Although those are usually reserved for zombie games.

Dolby Atmos for Headphones on Xbox One: Yea or Nay?

By Blackwalt - Posted on 01 January 2018

No, seriously, I am asking

It is 20% off right now until January 4, 2018. It is on sale for $15.19 CAD. Usually $14.99 USD (which translates to approx $18.99 CAD). It can only be purchased within the Xbox One Dolby Access App. This is a one time purchase which works on up to ten Xbox One Consoles of Windows 10 PCs.

Dolby Atmos for Headphones provides immersive audio though any set of headphones. Essentially enabling Spacial Sound for any Xbox One stereo headset. In fact if you have a surround sound headset it is required to turn those features off.

I am thinking about purchasing this while it is on sale but was hoping to get some ideas from any of you who may have tried it. Yes, I realize I don't normally listen to you but who knows what could happen?

Reviews are positive and are generally recommended as better than the, admittedly free, Windows Sonic option.

HoC Random Ikea Instructions of the Day - 12292017

By Blackwalt - Posted on 29 December 2017

This was hung as a Christmas Ornament on our tree to be discovered Chirstmas Morning

It was well received.

Earlier this month Guba had a dental implant put in. She kept joking about how they were putting an Ikea screw into her jaw. During one of our walks (through Ikea) Coxxorz and I thought it would be funny to create a set of Ikea Instructions for implanting a dental screw. So I did. Coming up with the name took longer than making the instructions. I took it one step further by attaching an Ikea screw to the instructions in case it was needed.

Merry Christmas Guba.

HoC Random Microsoft Whoopsie of the Day - 12282017

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 December 2017

It is possible that an ad agency for Microsoft borrowed their idea from a Reddit user

As you can see both of the images above share a distinct similarity. One of them is from a Reddit user (Macsterr) posted one month ago. The other side appeared on the Xbox Twitter December 26th. Please note that the Official Xbox version has been removed from their Twitter Feed. Not an admission of guilt I am sure but to allow time to get to the bottom of the matter.

    When a fellow Redditor suggested that they could have simply had the same idea for an ad concept, Macsterr replied that this was impossible as his original post had registered over 63K views, hinting that there was a strong chance someone at the advertising agency used by Microsoft could have seen it.


Together forever, and even longer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 December 2017

Apparently Coxxorz and I are more than just brothers

    Together forever, and even longer   15

    Finish 15 co-operative quests (local or online).

Much more of this and Graybush is going to get jealous.

Titanfall 2 - No Coxxorz required

By Blackwalt - Posted on 27 December 2017

Achievement Unlocked

    Every Nook and Cranny   90
    Find All Collectibles

I couldn't help it, they were shiney and glowy and blue.

HoC Random Erroneous Message of the Day - 12272017

By Blackwalt - Posted on 27 December 2017

I suspect that may be having issues

This came up when I was trying to get an image off my activity feed.

HoC Random Mashup of the Day - 12262017

By Blackwalt - Posted on 26 December 2017

I totally would have bought this version

Via theCHIVE

Xbox counts down 2017 with a massive sale

By Blackwalt - Posted on 23 December 2017

I couldn't find much that wasn't on sale

    The countdown to 2018 officially starts today with the biggest sale of 2017. Microsoft Store online and has more than 650 deals for fans including savings of up to 65 percent on select Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games, discounts on select Xbox consoles and accessories, up to 50 percent off select movies and TV shows, savings on select apps for Xbox up to 50 percent off, and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass each for $1 for the first month.

The Xbox Hub provides you with a written list or go directly to the Microsoft Store online.

There is a lot on sale if you missed anything this year. I enjoyed Far Cry Primal for $20 versus Far Cry Primal - Apex Edition for $22. I haven't bought it yet as I am vacillating offer the extra $2 for all the DLC.

I also noticed everything Goat Simulator on for $9.

HoC Random Screenshot of the Day - 12212017

By Blackwalt - Posted on 21 December 2017

I can almost feel Stormblade returning to Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ubisoft offers in game outfits for Ghost Recon Wildlands based on other Ubisoft properties. They are available through the Ubisoft Club App on Xbox one.

While I am presently wearing a Division outfit I couldn't help but notice the Assassins Creed Black Flag outfit. Pictured above.

Ubisoft has a list of the Club Rewards available on their support pages.


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