EBGames continues its campaign against the consumer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 21 January 2020

Me in this case, and it seems to be a campaign of confusion

While talking about the Zombie Army 4: Dead War Collector's Edition I referred to some issues with EBGames. Here is the promised story.

First I admit to having some problems with EBGames and their business strategies but I also admit that I still go there regularly. Partly because I have a kid and partly because they always have what you are looking for (video game related).

So when I realized that there was a Collector's Edition of Zombie Army 4 available I grabbed RollyC and headed straight to EBGames. Well... not straight there I first confirmed that it was available at EBGames Online and checked the price, $129.99.

HoC Random Quickie of the Afternoon - 01192020

By Blackwalt - Posted on 19 January 2020

I randomly got paired up with the same randoms as yesterday

Weird, huh?

This time in Call of Duty Ghost Extinction which was awesome as aliens are always a good change of pace from zombies. Don't worry though zombies, you're still my favourite. Honest.

At first I found them in Nightfall with both of them needing to be revived and at the far end of the map. I didn't make it. Something about just a pistol, no money, and all the aliens focused on me. So no. No revival for them.

Next map, Mayday, went a lot better as we made it to Hive 12, completed Hive 12, and defeated the Kraken.

These randoms are pretty good, I'll have to keep an eye out for them again. Maybe even tell them about Sega Nite.

A Bunch of Randoms played Zombie Mode

By Blackwalt - Posted on 19 January 2020

I was unfamiliar with these guys

However, we still managed to get to Level 24 in Nacht der Untoten which is pretty good for a bunch of random guys who have never played together before...

Check out after the jump to see how three of them did after moving onto The Giant (Der Riese by another name).

I was just getting over the Zombie Shark in the Trailer when...

By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 January 2020

I discovered the Collector's Edition of Zombie Army 4: Dead War

Yes, that is a Zombie Shark figurine in the Zombie Army 4: Dead War Collector's Edition. The story of my issues with this edition and EBGames will come later.

But don't panic. I did find one.

Trailer: Zombie Army 4: Dead War – 101

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 January 2020

They had me at Zombie Sharks

I apologize in advance for the Zombie Balls. Sorry.

Separately I have been trying to arrange another Zombie Army Lan Party but the reception was decidedly mixed. Please don't make me invite Q-Bert.

Please. Please. Please. Please.

HoC Random Comic of the Day - 01102020

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 January 2020

Aerial Sheep! And at least one dog.

Via 9GAG

The new Xbox now has a name

By Blackwalt - Posted on 13 December 2019

I guess it could have been worse, they could have used one of SeamMCR's ideas

Atlas Diaries 12052019: Near miss

By Blackwalt - Posted on 06 December 2019

Never see anyone on the open seas in Atlas (PVE) and then...

Glad that one of us was paying attention but I was surprised that it was me.

HoC Random Hardwood of the Day - 10112019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 October 2019

I am always amazed by what you can find in the Ikea As-is section

HoC Random Cat of the Day - 10062019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 06 October 2019

Yeah, you're on your own.

Via 9GAG.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Live Action Trailer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 October 2019

Danger close! (Technically the other side of town in Gloucester)

HoC Random Meme of the Day - 09202019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 20 September 2019

Pwn Call?

Via theCHIVE.

Match your room lighting to your game lighting

By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 September 2019

Philips Hue box makes smart lights flash along with anything on your TV

    The latest addition to the Philips Hue smart light system is a small black box that syncs a room full of lights with whatever’s happening on your TV. Games, movies, streaming media, or anything else you’re watching can pass through the box, which will perpetually adjust the color and brightness of your lights to match, theoretically creating a more immersive experience.

The Verge has more details.

How hard can one of these be to hook up... left HDMI goes here... right one goes here... 4K? HDR? WTF? Graybush!

Gears 5 now playable for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers

By Blackwalt - Posted on 06 September 2019

Other plebs will have to wait until September 10th

So yesterday Coxxorz texted me to say that once of his coworkers mentioned that Gears of War 5 was out tomorrow and that he (Coxxorz) may have to call in sick.

Then he sent a follow up text that he could only find September 10th as the official launch date.

I then told him about the early access for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. Following up by letting him know I had already pre-downloaded it and with his reminder was all prepared to play tomorrow!

Very little of his response made it through my phone's profanity filter...

Avengers Cosplay Video

By Akuf - Posted on 02 September 2019

Fun little thing we did in Montreal

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