Tribes Universe FREE

November 6th, 2015 Comments off

If you ever played Tribes, you know it’s awesome.  Well, Hi-Rez Studios decided they liked YOU, and now you can download the entire Tribes catalog of games for FREEEEEEEE!!!

 

Just navigate to this link, click a game and then the download button.  It includes a CD key if needed (like for Tribes 2).  I’m planning on setting up a server to host games, although I don’t know how that works anymore.  Who knows if I can get it working.

 

Love, Ben.

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Xbox One Bundle Deal

November 6th, 2015 Comments off

If you’ve been waiting on an Xbox One, here’s the new deal.

 

It’s the standard 500GB with one controller, headset, and HDMI cable, but includes the Kinect and Forza 5 for $329.99.

 

There’s also a non-Kinect bundle for $299.99.

 

Considering I bought one for basically this same price, I’m a little sad I didn’t wait a few more weeks.

 

Love, Ben

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Battlefront New Gameplay

October 28th, 2015 Comments off

If you haven’t seen it already, here’s the link for the new Battlefront gameplay footage.  I will get this game, but I’m pretty sure it isn’t going to be my number one.  I love the idea of dropping into battles, but I am pretty sure I’ll be up to my neck in Black Ops III like I was with Battlefield 4.

 

Battlefront Gameplay

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Cheap PS4

October 27th, 2015 Comments off

Woot! is selling PS4’s for $299.99.  It’s a 500GB version with one controller and a wired headset.  Plus the $5 shipping.  Get it!

 

http://www.woot.com/offers/sony-playstation-4

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Destinyween

October 27th, 2015 Comments off

If you haven’t seen it already, Destiny is doing a new event to celebrate Halloween.  The event is called the Festival of the Lost and will be available only from October 26th, 2015 to November 9th, 2015.  You can go to the Tower and start the mini-quest to collect masks and candy.  You get to… Read More »»

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The Taking King

October 14th, 2015 Comments off

Ok.  I still like Destiny.  I’m not a play-every-day Destiny fan, but I will pop it in and fly to Earth and wander around a bit; maybe pick up some bounties and complete some public events.  However, yesterday I was quite dismayed to find that without the new DLC, The Taken King, I was unable… Read More »»

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Star Wars Battlefront Beta

October 12th, 2015 Comments off

Yes.  I played the beta.  In fact, I played the hell out of the beta.  I logged approximately 20 hours on the beta in the last three days across three different consoles.  I played on PC and two different PS4’s (one mine and one not mine).  Some of you may know that I frequent a… Read More »»

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Global Game Jam 2015

October 7th, 2015 Comments off

The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is a worldwide game creation event, and I was able to participate this year in Denver.  The idea is that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences, and express ourselves in a universal way.  The process is simple: you sign up for a site and… Read More »»

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Battlefield Hard…line

March 23rd, 2015 Comments off

I got Battlefield : Hardline last Friday.  I traded in Battlefield 4 and some others with the complete intention of playing over the weekend.  I didn’t play until Saturday at my local cigar lounge hangout.  We’ve had a PS4 there for a little more than a year now, and I play a few hours there… Read More »»

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Oh, the Trenches

March 17th, 2015 Comments off

So I like Penny Arcade.  I have some favorites I will list here: Squarts The Sucking Acclaim Katamari Seriously though, For Real Alone in the Dark Mancraft While on their site, I was clicking some random links and found The Trenches.  I devoured the whole comic series in a few hours and enjoyed it. However,… Read More »»

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The New Toejam and Earl

March 12th, 2015 Comments off

If you’re a fan, you have to check this out:

 

Toejam and Earl Back in the Groove

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IGDA DSS Results 2015

March 11th, 2015 Comments off

So, the IGDA is the International Game Developer’s Association, and I am a member (which costs me very little and makes me happier overall). In 2014, they arranged a survey to figure out who is involved in the industry.  The survey was dubbed the Developer Satisfaction Survey (DSS), and they’ve just posted the findings. They had… Read More »»

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Buying Games in 2015

March 9th, 2015 Comments off

I love video games.  Almost all of them.  For serious. How do I buy my games, you ask?  I use Green Man Gaming. I like GMG because they often have prices cheaper on release day and constant sales.  They’re e-mail blasts can sometimes be cryptic, but often include 20% vouchers. You can buy directly from… Read More »»

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Best in Play GDC 2015

February 26th, 2015 Comments off

There aren’t many other sites I visit to get video game news, but Gamasutra has some amazing stuff for game developers.  The Game Developer Conference (GDC), put on by the International Game Developer’s Association (IGDA) is a yearly conference in San Francisco.  This year, the GDC picked the best new independent games and the results were posted on Gamasutra.  Seriously, Mekazoo looked amazing.  Also of note are two Kickstarter games: Into the Stars and Rogue Wizards.  I backed Rogue Wizards because I love roguelikes, but I did not back Into the Stars because I was disappointed with the ship design.  Yes, something that small prevented me from backing what will undoubtedly be a great game.  I just hated the idea that every single other person playing the game would have the exact same ship.  I apologize that I love spaceships.  I’m honestly pining away for Destiny to include a ship-to-ship battle system in the Reef.  What the hell else are we going to do with that huge expanse of nothingness and broken ships?

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Orion Trail Kickstarter Bump

February 25th, 2015 Comments off

Who doesn’t have fond memories of Oregon Trail when they were growing up?  What if the graphics looked like Space Quest or King’s Quest, but you could die of space dysentery?  The answer is: Orion Trail.  You are the fearless captain of the Indestructible II, which calls into question the reliability of having a ship called ‘Indestructible’ if this is the second one.  What happened to Indestructible I you might ask?  The answer is that I don’t know.  However, you can pledge $10 and find out!  Plus, as an added bonus, you get your name in the credits!  Remember, Kickstarter won’t charge you unless they reach their (lofty) goal of $90,000.  If they don’t, it costs you nothing.  If they do, you get the game for ten bucks and your name in the credits!  What a wonderful combination!

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Mobile Gaming Early 2015

February 25th, 2015 Comments off

So, I’m a gamer.  Most would call me a hardcore gamer.  I spend approximately 30 hours playing games a week.  I’d say about half of that is mobile gaming.  I loved being able to download a free game and just playing the heck out of it.  I have played Jetpack Joyride to a fairly high… Read More »»

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Truth about Destiny

February 25th, 2015 Comments off

I wanted to post this link, because it is exactly true.  I played Destiny for the first time in a few weeks (since I was busy platting Skyrim), and it felt like a job.

 

http://www.dorkly.com/post/69846/the-terrible-truth-about-destiny

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Kickstarter Bump

February 19th, 2015 Comments off

I have become a huge fan of Kickstarter in recent months.  That’s actually where I’ve spent all my time.  I was doing other things too, I guess.   So, I will use this tiny soapbox to support Kickstarter projects that I really like.   The first of these is Children of Morta.  By the time… Read More »»

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Borderlands Pre-Sequel!?

February 19th, 2015 Comments off

Has it been too long?  I’m sorry.  If you missed it, just be patient and it will come back around again.  First off, they released a game called ‘Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel’.  You can play as Claptrap.  Need I say more?  YOU CAN PLAY AS CLAPTRAP!  Seriously, if you haven’t already gone over to Amazon and… Read More »»

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The Return

February 19th, 2015 Comments off

It’s true.  I’ve been away for a while.  However, I wanted to tell people once again about all the cool things that are going on.  Actually, I wanted to tell people about all the things that I think are cool.  Be ready for a bevy of posts ranging from things that happened a while back that are still cool and a lot of new cool things.

 

-Ben

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