Xbox Ultimate Games Sale is now on!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 30 June 2017

Not wanting the Steam Sale to take all the glory, The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is here until July 10th

Lots of stuff available. Look for yourself as I am too lazy find a list.

Sega Nite: just like old times

By Blackwalt - Posted on 29 June 2017

With Zombies and everything! Even with Coxxorz on the outside looking in.

Whoot! Round 1! Please note the absence of SeanMCR. More importantly, please note the three way tie for headshots.Whoot! Round 1! Please note the absence of SeanMCR. More importantly, please note the three way tie for headshots.

Last night Stormblade, Graybush, Blackwalt, and, yes, even SeanMCR went back in time to old school zombies thanks to the new Zombie Chronicles DLC remaking all our zombie favourite maps.

Last night we hit Kino Der Toten, Shi No Numa, Origins, and Nacht der Untoten. All achieving our four player highs in these revisions. Yes, despite being out for over two weeks this was the first time four HoC Clan Members had managed to play at the same time.

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By Blackwalt - Posted on 29 June 2017

This is what happens when you are the fifth player in a four player game

As far as we can tell, Coxxorz managed to leave work early to join us for Sega Nite. Unfortunately for him, four of us (Blackwalt, Stormblade, Graybush, SeanMCR) were already locked in a battle for the death with zombies.

Guess what happens when you are the fifth player arriving for four player zombie mode?

Bitterness and sarcasm apparently.

E3 2017 Cinematic Announcement Trailer: Skull and Bones

By Blackwalt - Posted on 24 June 2017

Become the Ultimate Pirate!

The pirate portion of Assassin's Creed Black Flag turned out to be so popular that Ubisoft is turning it into a stand alone game.

To be fair, the pirate portion of Assassin's Creed Black Flag was totally awesome. Black Flag was the only Assassin's Creed game I sunk significant time into and that was solely due to the piracy side. The fact that it was free with my Xbox One was totally irrelevant. So was Unity and I barely played that at all.

HoC Random "Better Fake DLC Poster" of the Day - 062317

By Blackwalt - Posted on 23 June 2017

Can't say why but this amuses me so much more than yesterday's version

And of course I would buy it!

Via Reddit user BrantheBeautiful.

Get an Extra Free Game With Gold this month

By Blackwalt - Posted on 23 June 2017

Zoo Tycoon is available through the Japan Microsoft Store

Best of all you don't even need those Japanese lessons that SeanMCR has been slaving over. Honest, SeanMCR, the Russian Brides have less paperwork.

It is recommended that you login in to your Xbox Account on the English page before you transfer over to the Japanese Store.

Once there click on the big blue button and then Zoo Tycoon will be downloaded to your Xbox. The proper version for your region, free. Rolly C and I have been playing it in coop for the past three days and enjoying it.

Psst! It's free. Worth a try.

HoC Random "Fake DLC Poster" of the Day - 062217

By Blackwalt - Posted on 22 June 2017

But, oh, would I buy it...

Via Reddit user AlexJoky.

Oh yeah. There was Crackdown coverage at E3

By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 June 2017

With Terry Crews

    Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. CRACKDOWN 3 OFFICIAL E3 2017 TRAILER. Step up your BOOM! Suit up and throw down as a superpowered agent on a mission to take back the city. Terry Crews as Commander Jaxon wants you to join in on the open world mayhem, dropping November 7, 2017.

Apparently the E3 appearance Crackdown was considered a letdown by a lot of people. The massive, destructible world is for online, adversarial play only. Partly because they removed the always online requirement for single player and partly because you are theoretically playing as a hero and wholesale destruction does not befit a hero.

No wholesale destruction? That's not the kind of hero I want to be.

More Strange Brigade - Exclusive Gameplay & Commentary

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 June 2017

Coming soon seems to have changed to 2018

    Calling all adventurers! As it's E3 week, and reveals are everywhere, we're extremely excited to finally be able to give you a first look at gameplay from Strange Brigade!

    Not only will you get to see a coffin load of explosive gameplay, but we've also got commentary from Strange Brigade's Lead Designer (Tim Jones) and Lead Artist (Andy Pattinson)!

Is is just me or are "2018" and "coming soon" two vastly different time estimates? (Obviously, which ever it is, I am still interested)

Sega Nite: Returning to Gun Game

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 June 2017

With Zombie Chronicles not out until Thursday we had to fill our time on Sega Nite

We did this with Black Ops II. In zombie mode of course. Until I had to leave for a bit, that is...

I needed to provide brief help around the house. Right after another unsuccessful attempt at Origins. Since things hadn't been going well in Zombie Mode Coxxorz and Graybush decided to try regular multi-player. The fact that this happened the second I left was purely a coincidence.

So I came back just as they decided to play Gun Game. A mode that I had previously covered as not being one of my favourites. This may be why they got upset when I won the first round. And yes, winning was nice, but the best part of this Gun Game was the final kill...

Zombie Chronicles is out!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 15 June 2017

Right Now! Go get it!

Sadly it is $39.99 CDN. However, since it is Zombies you can find it here on or if you prefer you can find it on the Xbox Store through your XBox One (which is what I did).

18.24GB so start early...

HoC Random Error Message of the Day - 061317

By Blackwalt - Posted on 13 June 2017

As much as I am enjoying Crossout this error message surprised me

Mainly because this error message occurred immediately after a forced update.

Particularly annoying.

Coxxorz finally gets what's coming to him!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 13 June 2017

His 50th Birthday Present!

A while ago we realized there was a momentous occasion that needed to be celebrated. Coxxorz' 50th birthday which we charmingly titled You can't make me celebrate my 50th!

This turned out to be more accurate than expected. Eventually the attempt to Herd Cats was abandoned and Blackwalt and Coxxorz scheduled a weekday coop day to celebrate more privately. Being properly motivated (by Guba) to get Cozzorz' gift out of the basement may have helped. It was a big box, two feet by two feet by two feet. Big.

Everyone from HoC knows that Collector's Editions are like catnip to Coxxorz. That's why for his 50 Birthday it had to be something special. Hoc succeeded.

Slowly through out the coop day he worked his way through his gifts (a hat, a flashlight, a stick, a book) eventually culminating with the giant box and the Titanfall Collector's Edition. We have previously covered the size of this Collector's Edition.

Coxxorz was wowed by the fact that we had found a copy of this in demand, 2014, release. He immediately set it up and began playing with it.

And yes, there is video...

POW, BANG, GOODBYE! Adam West passes away at 88

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 June 2017

The same Bat time no more...

The internet pretty much broke when it was announced yesterday that Adam West had passed away.

    West died Friday night after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," his publicist, Molly Schoneveld, said Saturday in a statement. He was 88.

    "Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives," West's children said in a statement. "He was and always will be our hero."

More available at CBC.

Rebellion announces Strange Brigade

By Blackwalt - Posted on 11 June 2017

Rebellion, of course, are the developers of Zombie Army Trilogy and are our buds

Being developed by Rebellion isn't the only reason we should be interested. Something about four player coop, set in the 1930s, fighting mystical forces...

Clearly not zombies, however. Other mystical forces.
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