Monster Hunter: World - Launch Trailer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 January 2018

I would not rush out. Particularly on Xbox One

The first game I have paid full price for in a while. I think I would have enjoyed it more at a reduced price.

HoC Random Arm Wrestling of the Day - 01282018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 January 2018

During a Monster Hunter World coop day

So steam punk Pwn Call discovered the Arm Wrestling mini game within Monster Hunter World and immediately challenged my barbarian princess. My Princess may have been over celebratory.

QUICK NOTE: unless something about Monster Hunter World really interests you skip it for now.

OMG! Revek! Revek! Revek!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 20 January 2018

A new Keflings game has been teased

    A Handful of Keflings has been announced as the latest entry in this managing game series. You essentially work with a group of small folks assisting in building structures and their general society. The game is set to be fully revealed on January 22, 2018 and we'll follow up with the new details on that. The images and such involved with the game suggest a mobile type experience though full details will arrive on that date.

Via Gamerheadquarters.

They have posted a co-op trailer for Metal Gear Survive

By Blackwalt - Posted on 20 January 2018

Although, for me, Ballroom Blitz doesn't really work

I did enjoy watching the zombies dangle from balloons. That was awesome. I wonder if you can do that to your teammates?

I didn't play the Metal Gear Survive Beta last night as I am trying out Metal Gear Solid V the Phantom Pain to help me figure out the controls.

Just so you know, the controls are completely different!.
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More on Metal Gear Survive

By Blackwalt - Posted on 19 January 2018

The single player looks more interesting to me than the co-op survival mode

I have played the Metal Gear Survive and, while not completely enamored, I am plan on playing it some more. Being unfamiliar with the Metal Gear gaming interface hurt a lot.

Random notes about Metal Gear Survive after the break...
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Metal Gear Survive Beta now available on Xbox One

By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 January 2018

Wasn't interested until I read "Play METAL GEAR SURVIVE’S CO-OP mode before the release of the full game!"

And, to be fair, I knew nothing about this game until I saw the Beta was available. Reading up on it now. Will let you know...

Download the Metal Gear Survive Betafrom the Microsoft Store or you can find it directly from your Xbox One.

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.

Via WCCFTECH.

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-Q-Bert

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