So you may have seen this from us.
The stars were right, and we bought a next generation console yesterday – an X-Box One.
There were financial things that lined up – credit card rewards, a great sale at the store (buy a console, get a free game! Hello, Tomb Raider!), and even a coupon for a cheaper controller (because, there’s two of us gaming…). And hey, Fallout 4 came with it, why not? We chose one without a Kinect, we liked 1TB over 500GB… but all of these are just pieces on the what we got.
But why get it? What moved us this way? We’ve talked before about considering the new generation – and when we reached a decision point on it before almost two years ago, we bought a PS3 instead to play exclusives we missed there… many of which are sitting on a shelf still here in the house… So what changed?
Posted in Catching Up, Gaming, Introductory, Video Games
Tagged Batman Arkham Knight, console exclusives, Consoles, Dragon Age Inquisition, Fallout 4, Halo 5, PS4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Star Wars Battlefront, X-Box 360, X-Box One
After my last review, I should probably do a review of Dragon Age: Inquisition based on the game itself. Last time I was mostly ranting about Dragon Age Keep…
Having gotten past that, I’m enjoying the game far more. I’ve only really hit on one moment where my past games have even mattered – which is both good and bad. I can leave that alone for now.
So I have created two characters, so I’ll tell you some of my experiences of creating both a melee and a ranged character. I’ll also look at the party and classes, the things to do, and close out with some technical considerations. I’m only a handful of hours into the game, so if you’re looking for a fuller review of the game, I liked this one from IGN. They do a good job talking about the game without spoilers. I doubt I have many spoilers either, I’m too early on!
Posted in Video Games
Tagged Consoles, Dragon Age, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age Inquisition, Dragon Age Keep, Dragon Age: Origins, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, PC, Review, The Breach
One of the first games to really be a big name exclusive to a single new console is Sunset Overdrive. This game looks ridiculous, it reminds us a little of Borderlands, and we’re intrigued. Not enough to get an X-Box One to play it, but if we end up with one, we’ll probably end up with this game, too.
However, what’s been interesting for us this week was seeing one way they’ve marketed this game: by paying YouTubers to figure out a way to drum up hype.
So the folks over at SourceFed Nerd went and caused some mayhem and explosions, with Microsoft footing the bill. That sounds fun, right? Videos below!