Official release of Day Z announced for March 27th, 2019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 13 March 2019

Coxxorz keeps talking about Day Z. I think I'll let him go first...

    With the need to manage your character's basic survival requirements and the looming danger of permadeath restarting your progress, DayZ is an exceptionally immersive game. Despite not directly featuring any storytelling mechanics, the post-apocalyptic open world of DayZ presents a unique online sandbox where every decision adds up to create your own personal story. When all 60 players on a server engage in this completely unscripted survival scenario, the resulting emergent gameplay leads to intense player interactions — some action-packed and short, and some involving long, sophisticated roleplay with very real emotions that you remember long after.

Technically it is just leaving Game Preview status. More info available through Bohemia Interactive.

HoC Random Day 1 Patch of the... HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 09 March 2019

The Division 2 Day 1 patch has been revealed at a whopping 90GB!

Technically 88-92GB and, fortunately, only for the PS4 version.

Xbox One owners get away with a meager 48-52GB.

Meager.

And since Ubisoft states that the final install size will be 88-92GB this means that PS4 owners are re-downloading the entire game. At what point do you stop calling it a patch?

More details available on the Ubisoft Support Site although not with much, if any, of an explanation for the massive download size:

    The Division 2 will be releasing on PC, Xbox One and PS4 alongside a Title Update 1 patch. This patch includes various bug fixes and improvements for the main game.

    Xbox One and PC:

    - If you purchased a physical copy of the game, begin by installing the game. You will then be prompted to download and install Title Update 1; expect a 48-52 GB download, depending on your region and preferred language. Whether you installed the game from a disc or bought it digitally, the final HDD install size, including the patch, will be 48-52 GB.

Via GearNuke.

HoC Random Indo-Brazilian Cattle of the Day - 03082019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 08 March 2019

Just Cause 4 has some awesome tether mods

Plus cows! I realize these aren't cows exactly but they are bovines (Indo-Brazilian Cattle maybe?) of some kind.

Who knew cows can fly!

My favourite part in the video is where the cow with just Boosters (that I had forgotten about) flies in from off screen.

My Brilliant Idea

By Akuf - Posted on 07 March 2019

So a couple of weeks ago, I was playing Overwatch after watching The Punisher Season 2

It gave me the crazy idea of mashing up The Punisher and The Reaper in a costume.

I wanted to call the Reapunisher

But Mad Moxxie Girl 1 dubbed it the Peaper

Guess who won.
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Games with Gold: Star Wars Republic Commando

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 March 2019

Even dating back to the Original Xbox this was high on my list to replay

Since it became backwards compatible I have been searching for my original copy (loaned to a friend who loaned to a friend) and looking to buy it used. While my original Xbox was returned to me, none of the games came back.

Now it's free! Star Wars Republic Commando. Download it while you can. Free from Games with Gold, March 2019.

The Division 2 Open Beta: How to Play 101

By Blackwalt - Posted on 02 March 2019

This might just be in case Q-Bert decides to try it out

    Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: How to Play the Open Beta

    Agents, here’s everything you’ll need to know for your upcoming mission into Washington D.C. in The Division 2’s free Open Beta.

Via Twinfinite.

The Division 2 Open Beta is live

By Blackwalt - Posted on 01 March 2019

I can't remember if I have mentioned it or not...


The Division 2 TV Spot Trailer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 01 March 2019

And a reminder that the Open Beta started today!


Assault the UN - a mission inside The Division

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 February 2019

Sigh... I really missed Stormblade for this mission.

Maybe next time...

HoC Random Beer Trek of the Day - 02272019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 27 February 2019

I see what you did there...

Via theCHIVE.

The Division 2 OPEN Beta is this weekend

By Blackwalt - Posted on 26 February 2019

March 1st to March 4th (2019)

Open means that they will even let Q-Bert and Stormblade play.

HoC Random Controller Mod of the Day - 02142019

By Blackwalt - Posted on 14 February 2019

Well, the thumbstick drift is fixed...

Via theCHIVE

Q-Spawn Die

By Blackwalt - Posted on 08 February 2019

Loosely based on the subtle abuse I directed toward Q-Bert in the Microsoft Adaptive Controller story. Based on that and his general inability to compete in multiplayer games. Plus its funny watching him try.

Although I don't want you to think that we are not completely supportive of him. We totally are. Go, Q-Bert, go!

The Division 2 Beta is on right now

By Blackwalt - Posted on 07 February 2019

And I have sent out keys!

The following members of the Herd should have received Beta codes for Xbox One (through HoC Procurement):

  • Pwn Call
  • Graybush
  • SeanMCR
  • Stormblade

Chosen completely randomly and it is just statistically unlikely that it is the same individuals as last time. Statistically unlikely but still possibly random!

Don't despair though, I have one key left right now. One for now, they keep showing up in my email... I also think Pwn Call's code will let him invite three other Uplay members but I am not sure.

Contact me quickly if you want that one last code. All codes are for Xbox One.

The Beta runs from today until this Sunday February 10th.

Microsoft's classy Superbowl 2019 Ad

By Blackwalt - Posted on 05 February 2019

Good on them to show everyone this is available

I think it surprised a lot of people that Microsoft went this direction instead of promoting their latest whiz-bang Xbox release or Game Pass.

Maybe we can use the Adaptive Controller to improve Q-Bert's gaming. "Look you can use your feet to help." *Q-Bert dies*

No, your feet. *Q-Bert spawns. Q-Bert dies*.

Wait... *Q-Bert spawns. Q-Bert dies*. You know what? Never mind.

*Q-Bert spawns. Q-Bert dies*.
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