Pokémon Go

By Akuf - Posted on 11 July 2016

Wanted: Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 July 2016

My neighbour is looking for a used copy

Let me know if you are interested in passing on your copy for a reasonable return.

BF 1 Domination Mode: Things NOT to do

By Stormblade - Posted on 05 July 2016

This is why I love the OXBox gang. We will SO do all of these things.

Xbox Summer Ultimate Game Sale starts today

By Blackwalt - Posted on 05 July 2016

It is no Steam Sale but there are deals to be had

Someone confiscate Coxxorz's wallet.

    Summer’s ultimate sale is back and running from July 5 through July 11. The Ultimate Game Sale will feature over 250 deals on Xbox titles and, for the first time ever, will include Windows 10 games and special pricing for Xbox One consoles.


Do not buy: 7 Days to Die (on consoles)

By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 July 2016

As much as I hate to do this to The Fun Pimps, do not buy (on consoles)

There is no good way to say this beyond do not buy, particularly when zombie survival games are our preferred niche. 7 Days to Die is targeted directly at our niche. Still. Do not buy.

Here is the quick reason why:

7 Days to Die is a Steam Early Access game. Clearly marked. Yet, on Xbox, it is in the regular store, released as a complete game, unmarked as an Early Access game (Game Preview in Xbox terms). 7 Days to Die, very clearly, is a game preview game. Very clearly.

This is the worst case of pay to beta test that I have seen and, worse, it is in no way fair to the original developers, The Fun Pimps.

As much as I want to buy 7 Days to Die I find it difficult purely on principle. I don't want to reward this process. I don't want to show publishers that this kind of deceptive behavior is acceptable.

Xbox Summer Ultimate Game Sale games listed in advance

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 July 2016

Sale does not start until July 5

Stolen verbatim from Major Nelson's blog.

The Ultimate Game Sale features over 250 deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles, and for the first time ever the sale will include discounts on Windows 10 games and special pricing for Xbox One consoles. Save up to 40 to 60 percent on Xbox games, with some titles at more than 60 percent off. If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can save up to an additional 10 percent. Discounts are valid from 05 July through 11 July 2016.

NOTE: the sale officially starts on 05 July. Sale prices won’t be reflected until this time.


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7 days to die live action trailer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 02 July 2016

This is the extended cut. You may search for the shorter version if you wish

    Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world survival game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide, generating hundreds of thousands of hours of community content on YouTube and other streaming video platforms.


7 Days to Die console launch video

By Blackwalt - Posted on 30 June 2016

I am hearing four player online coop

    7 Days to Die' is an open-world survival game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide, generating many thousands of hours of YouTube and other streaming video content.

$29.99 from the Xbox store.

Round 5 reached in Black Ops 3 Zombie Mode

By Blackwalt - Posted on 29 June 2016

Or Blackwalt and Graybush forget how to play zombie mode

So last night Graybush and I jumped into The Giant in Black Ops 3 and it did not go well. It did not go well in three separate attempts.

There is a picture of a Round 17 attempt after the jump and, while 17 isn't too bad, that was our third attempt. Our second attempt ended up somewhere between the above Round 5 and the below Round 17.

You all know how I am not one to point fingers, particularly in zombie mode... but just last week (three stories before this one) SeanMCR and I managed to get to Round 32. If only I could put together what was different...

7 Days to Die releases today on Xbox One

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 June 2016

And I had no idea

7 Days to Die is a Zombie survival game in the vein of Minecraft. Slightly more mature. Brought to the Xbox One and PS4 by Telltale Publishing. Downloadable only, available in the Xbox Store.

    7 Days to Die has redefined the survival genre, with unrivaled crafting and world-building content. Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide. Play the definitive zombie survival sandbox RPG that came first. Navezgane awaits!

Official 7 Days to Die website.
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Freedrive Stunts make The Crew Wild Run DLC more interesting

By Blackwalt - Posted on 24 June 2016

With the DLC The Crew gets a lot more Playful!

Somehow I missed this mode in my previous reading although technically it was added in a recent patch to The Crew: Wild Run. The Freedrive Stunts read like an ongoing series of Burnout Paradise's challenges. Selected on the fly and cooperative.

    When starting a FreeDrive Stunt, the game will give a “personal goal” or a “collaborative goal”. This means, when playing in a crew, sometimes everyone will have to get his own stunt done and other times, everyone will participate to get the challenge completed.
    There are several types of stunts, among them:
  • Driving a certain distance.
  • Drifting a certain distance.
  • Jumping a certain distance.
  • Staying in the air for a certain time.
  • Near miss a certain number of vehicles.
  • Doing wheelies.
  • Smashing elements.

And much more…

More details available on the Official site.

Note: I have not bought either the Wild Run or the season pass. So don't buy it expecting to join me. However, I could probably be convinced...

RocketRoland plays Minecraft Tower Defense

By Blackwalt - Posted on 22 June 2016

Let's play Minecraft Tower Defense



SeanMCR (and some zombies) kept me up past my bedtime!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 21 June 2016

Past 10:30. PAST 10:30!

It was totally unreasonable and completely zombie mode related. SeanMCR had a daily challenge in Black Ops 3. Survive 15 rounds. Sadly it took us two attempts. But that second attempt was a great game, all the way to Round 32. Over twice what he needed.

I am not sure how SeanMCR managed to continue over the constant whining about bedtime but he did persevere and persevered well.

Sniper Elite 4 release date announced

By Blackwalt - Posted on 20 June 2016

2017!

Rebellion has let us know that we will have to wait until 2017 for our latest hit of Sniper Elite.

    That's right, Sniper Elite 4 will be making its return on February 14th, 2017, coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC! Join Karl Fairburne in Italy, 1943 as he sets out to break some hearts...literally!

On the plus side I am pretty much guaranteed to have Valentines' Day plans next year...

More details on the Rebellion Blog.

HoC 2016 Fathers' Day... Sunday Drive?

By Blackwalt - Posted on 19 June 2016

This will be the Fourth Annual Occurrence of no one showing up!

The no one showing up may be related to how late I continually post these.

Today as a tribute to Father's everywhere be sure to show up on Xbox Live at 9:30ish to boot randomly around in The Crew. Why? Why ask why? Just show up.

Another reminder that this is a virtual LAN. It's not that I don't want to see you in person, it's that I don't want to see you in person.

Oddly, I am amazed that I posted it this early! The graphic was a complete rebuild as my backup drive failed.

COXXORZ RANDOM XBONE DEAL OF THE DAY

iTunes Store is selling Call of Duty: Zombies for just $1.99 ($2.79 CDN?)

HOC RANDOM XBOX ONE DEAL OF THE DAY

The EA Publisher Sale has TitanFall 2 on sale for $40 in the Xbox Marketplace (normally $99). If you prefer more pickup the Titanfall 2/Battlefield 1 Deluxe Bundle for $56.10 (normally $169.99). So tempted but no (not yet).

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-Graybush

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