Rainbow Six Siege had an awesome zombie survival mode

By Blackwalt - Posted on 25 August 2018

And we missed it!

Zombie-ish technically and it lasted for one month only and disappeared six months ago.

I only mention it as rumours are swirling that it may come back. Hopefully permanently.

    Operation Chimera, which launched earlier this week, is the start of the new season for Rainbow Six: Siege. The biggest addition is Outbreak, a three player co-op game mode where operators fight against an army of grotesque infected enemies. It is a mode that focuses first and foremost on teamwork. More details available from Kotaku

This looks like the closest we will see to Extinction for a while so I hope it comes back.
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Strange Brigade gameplay overview trailer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 22 August 2018

Coming next week. Still no co-op day plans.

    Good day to you, fine adventurers, we have some excellent news!

    We're absolutely thrilled to reveal our brand new Gameplay Overview trailer, hot off the press. Featuring never before seen footage of bamboozling new levels and the recently discovered Score Attack and Horde Mode, this trailer is sure to get you in the mood for the game - launching in just two weeks time!

    Brave viewers will also get all the latest info needed to become a fully-fledged hero, including the lowdown on the Brigade's supernatural amulet powers to the veritable legion of mythical malefactors in their way - watch the trailer below now!

Random Status of the Day 08152018-01

By Coxxorz - Posted on 15 August 2018

You know there's a problem when you can't sign into Xbox Live, and their Twitter feed sends you to the status page, and the status page is unavailable. Microsoft denial at its finest!

Maybe a status update on the status of the Status page is on their Twitter feed now...

HoC Random Opposite Day of the Day - 08142018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 14 August 2018

So HoC received an email from Stormblade

    From: Stormblade
    Subject: Wednesday Game Night
    Date: Today

    I know that has fallen to the wayside and I am at least partly to blame for it, but I thought I would reach out to see if anyone is interested it attempting a revival of SEGA night.

    I now have Vermintide II and I have pre-ordered Strange Brigade, both of which suit our general (ahem) ‘playing’ style, and of course there are oldies but goodies.

    Anyway, just throwing it out there.

Speaking of throwing it out there... No Man's Sky, Conan Exiles, and Zombies.

HoC Random "Press A to begin" of the Day - 08122018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 12 August 2018

Time to press A

Taking one for the Team: co-operative not-Zombie style (#5)

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 August 2018

I think we all knew this was coming...

First mentioned on Herd of Cats back in July 2016 by Aku, No Man's Sky has always been a game that interested me.

The Xbox One version with the NEXT patch is providing a improved experience to Xbox players vs the original PS4 release two years ago. Particularly the inclusion of multiplayer. Yes, No Man's Sky is now four player coop. Magic words for HoC.

Technically, I have yet to click on the Buy button but it is only a matter of time.

HoC Random Beta of the Day - 08102018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 August 2018

Downloading now...

No Man's Sky has Stargates!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 05 August 2018

They are making this harder and harder to not buy!

Each one with its own address and you can share addresses with other players. Sharing interesting planets with various resources.

Sample addressSample address

Still $49.99 CAD in the Xbox Store

How do they make No Man's Sky look so appealing?

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 July 2018

Now with four player coop. Available July 24th on Xbox One

My biggest issue is the $69.99 price for a two year old PS4 game. Even with the patches I am thinking this should be launching at a lower price point. The PS4 version, new, is $29.99 at Amazon right now ($14.99 CAD used at EBGames). That $40 price differential is a little much to take. And let's remember that it is No Man's Sky.

The four player base building looks good but I was wowed by the four player star fighter formation flying. Which is what the other three HoC members would be doing. I would be busy trying not to crash into things. Like the planet!
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HoC Random Foo of the Day - 07102018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 July 2018

Ottawa Bluesfest

HoC Random Other Cat of the Day - 07032018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 July 2018

I'm not coming out of this box until you fix the AC!

As always, the box the fan came in is more fun than the fan itselfAs always, the box the fan came in is more fun than the fan itself

I expect he will only hold out until the next food can is opened...

HoC Random Cat of the Day - 07022018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 02 July 2018

Please, please, please fix the air conditioning!

Less pathetic bonus pic after the break.

HoC Random Streetlight of the Day - 06182018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 June 2018

How many people does it take to change a light bulb?

The City of Ottawa and Hydro Ottawa just reached the halfway point of LED streetlight replacement. Right across from Herd of Cats HQ. So we went and took pictures and even spoke to the Mayor.

This is light number 29,000 (of, one would assume, 58,000 total). Two more years before the project is finished.

More exciting pictures after the break...

The Xbox E3 2018 Briefing is today

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 June 2018

Starting at 4:00PM EST

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Strange Brigade Co-op Gameplay Trailer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 07 June 2018

Even more strange!


    Strange Brigade is a third-person 1930s adventure transporting players to remote corners of the British Empire to encounter fantastic and forgotten civilizations shrouded in mystery.

    Captured directly from the previously unseen campaign level "Hidden Valley", the footage includes barnstorming action and a veritable feast of new environments, new enemies, new supernatural abilities, new puzzles and traps, and more!

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