HoC Random Too Much Nerf of the Day - 02152020

By Blackwalt - Posted on 15 February 2020

Is there really such a thing as too much Nerf?

While wandering through the aisles of ToysRUs (Canada) looking for a Valentine's Gift for Guba (where else would you look?) we accidentally stumbled upon the Nerf section.

As Rolly asked the question "I can't see any of the good Rivals like the Prometheus," he found me standing two end caps down. With my eyes gaping and my chin on the floor.

Both the Nerf Rival Nemesis and the Nerf Rival Prometheus were on clearance. The Nerf Rival Prometheus, including 200 Rival rounds as well as a rechargeable battery, was on sale for $104.98. The 100 round, no rechargeable battery, Nerf Rival Nemesis was on for $69. Either of these was an incredible deal but there was no way we were walking away without a Nerf Rival Prometheus. We did, however, need to get a cart to haul the sizeable box around the store.

HoC Random Brain Scan of the Day - 02152020

By Blackwalt - Posted on 15 February 2020

As there quite clearly is activity this is not Stormblade's brain (obviously)

Technically the correct name for this is Quantitative electroencephalography (or qEED). You can read more at qEEGsupport or just consider it a brain scan which is what I did.

Electroencephalography (EEG) is the measurement of electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp which reflect cortical activity, and are commonly referred to as “brainwaves”. Quantitative EEG (qEEG) is the analysis of the digitized EEG, and in lay terms this sometimes is also called “Brain Mapping”. The qEEG is an extension of the analysis of the visual EEG interpretation which may assist and even augment our understanding of the EEG and brain function.

– From qEEGsupport.com

Please check out the funky hat required after the break.

EBGames eventually fulfilled my pre-order for Zombie Army 4

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 February 2020

I seems it was the least they could do

No compensation or anything. I am just supposed to consider myself fortunate that they tracked down a copy in Edmonton for me and shipped it to Ottawa.

Not as if I ordered it two weeks in advance or anything. How dare I order something online and expect to have no issues. I know! How dare I!

Although, to be fair, the District Manager did explain how they were going to prevent this from happening to future customers. Too bad for me, but I am glad I could help out future customers.

You would think that as a game selling company, EBGames would understand the importance of release dates but apparently not. They definitely didn't seem to care that they had missed it by an entire week. Seven days. A totally independent release date for other, non-Zombie Army games.

Once again, as stated previously, EBGames is training me to shop elsewhere.

And I do, for a lot of things. Unfortunately they were the only online retailer offering the Collector's Edition of Zombie Army 4:Dead War

HoC Random Deal of the Day - 02112020

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 February 2020

The digital version of The Division 2 is on sale for $3.99

That's less than $5 for a AAA game. I paid full price and wasn't upset as I put a ton of time into the game. You should grab this if you have any interest at all.

Tom Clancy's The Division® 2 on sale for $3.99.
I have no idea where Pwn Call is either.

The Collectors Edition wasn't my only Zombie Army 4 pre-order

By Blackwalt - Posted on 05 February 2020

But unlike my Zombie Army 4: Dead War Collector's Edition this arrived on its release date

Just like it was supposed to EBGames, just like it was supposed to.

A companion novel to Zombie Army 4 previously announced by Rebellion. I pre-ordered it after I pre-ordered the Collector's Edition and just like it was supposed to, it showed up on release day.

And I was even reading it on release day along with anyone else that may have purchased it.

The official announcement for the novel is included after the break.

EBGames failed me yet again

By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 February 2020

To no one's surprise EBGames did not have my pre-order

I am starting to bond more with the no pre-order campaign

Be sure to check out my previous story about EBGames making it difficult to pre-order the Zombie Army 4: Dead War Collector's Edition.

This is technically different as they just don't have any copies of the Collector's Edition of Zombie Army 4: Dead War (at least in Ottawa). They did have many copies of the regular edition but as I don't need two copies of the game I am just waiting for my Collector's Edition to eventually show up. Hopefully.

Yes, this does mean everyone else can play it on release day without me. Once again on the outside looking in. My self-esteem is just fine thank you. ...sob...

Launch Trailer: Zombie Army 4: Dead War

By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 February 2020

Working on getting out to EBGames to pick up my copy...

...with my ZOMBIE SHARK!

A New Cooperative Rainbow Six has been leaked

By Blackwalt - Posted on 31 January 2020

Rainbow Six Quarantine should be releasing sometime in 2020

A year and a half ago I wrote about a Rainbow Six Siege Mode that we had totally missed. It included a three player co-op game mode, called Outbreak, where operators fought against an army of grotesque infected enemies.

A cooperative Rainbow Six mode.

It seems like Ubisoft has turned this mode into a fully stand alone, cooperative game called Rainbow Six Quarantine. Since Herd of Cats has always had a great relationship with Rainbow Six games this has jumped onto our most anticipated games list. Which will be pretty sparse once Zombie Army 4 releases next week.

Some tiny bit more information available after the break along with the E3 teaser trailer:

Post Launch Trailer: Zombie Army 4: Dead War

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 January 2020

Stormblade can have all the Man-Bats


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

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