Thursday, June 22, 2017

Chamberlain & Chance 77 : Bountiful Flagellants.

Not flatulence.  Important distinction.  

Wiiith Alex!  Alex thisChamberlain that podcast on iTunes

Chamberlain and Chance - Bountiful flagellants

  • Chamberlain and Alex entirely agree on Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Chance remains a creature of loyalty and consistency. 
  • Have you checked out Terry Pratchett's Rimworld series?  That's some good shit. 
  • And you can thank Anita Sarkeesian for what?
You'll have to tune in to find out!

Changes are coming to Overwatch's loot boxes and highlight systems.

Here's today's dev update with my friend and yours, Jeff Kaplan!

Short version:

  • they're reducing the amount of dupes you'll get in loot boxes. 
  • there's going to be a ton of more ways to save your highlights, and you'll be able to export them (on PC at like 4K 60FPS if you want), even if you have a crap PC that doesn't actually play the game at those settings. 
Also, note the D.Va jersey - lending yet further credence to the rumor that we're going to get a D.Va animated short soon. 

Beyond Good & Evil 2's gameplay demo.


Okay, you can totally fly a spaceship around and sit on a statue.  There's a .GIF for what I'm feeling right now, where is it...?

Oh wait, no.  That's not it, I meant to post this: 

And this:

Aw that's a great one.

What the hell!? by Kate-Fox.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Oh man Housemarque's Nex Machina launches today.

And it's getting stellar reviews.  None of this "it's pretty good but..." of Alienation.  Whatever happened to Matterfall?  Remember that Housemarque announcement? 

So it's out today.  Also out today is God Wars, the tactics RPG for Vita and PS4 (got a physical copy on its way), annnd the balance changes and Horizon Lunar Colony map for Overwatch.  When I got home, I immediately started the update, and I have played four rounds on Horizon. 

Let's get a bit more specific - I have lost four rounds on Horizon.  I'd heard capping the second point was hard, and on my attack rounds it seemed utterly impossible.  But that's okay, because I have to play defense eventually, right? 

So I played two defense rounds and got my ass kicked by a Soldier who was way, way better on Soldier than I am on Tracer.  

So now I'm in a shitty mood, g'night. 

Ten minutes of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

I couldn't watch too much of it.  I got to the point where there's the classic "I'll take the one on the right" moment and then Nadine just kicks both guys' asses at once, and I'm like "okay that's too clever, no more spoilers for me."

Looks good!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court is now available - and also I hate Windows 10 with a burning passion that knows no equal.

It's here!  It's ten bucks and it's available right now on Steam!  And GoG!  And it's got a whole faction of new enemies and a whole new area to explore and new additions to the hamlet and new afflictions and a new class and four new bosses and the Crimson Court content explores the early events that led the Ancestor down his cursed path!

And all day - operating on like four fucking hours of sleep - I was looking forward to getting home and finally firing it up.  And when I get home, Windows tells me not to shut down my laptop because it's updating.  And then it tells me it screwed up the update and it'll try to fix it and it's going to restart.

And then it tells me it screwed up the update and it'll try and fix it and it's going to restart.

And then it tells me it screwed up the update and it'll try to fix it and it's going to restart.

Again.  And again.  And again.

The Internet tells me this will go on forever, and it took me... literally two hours to get to the point where I can actually start Windows without having to FORCE IT INTO SAFE MODE BY INTERRUPTING WINDOWS' BOOT THREE TIMES BY HALTING ITS POWER SUPPLY BECAUSE MICROSOFT CAN'T GIVE YOU A SIMPLE FUCKING WAY TO FIX YOUR COMPUTER WHEN THEY BREAK IT.

Not.  Pleased.  Not pleased with Microsoft, nor by extension this new laptop.

But Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court.  But soft.  What light through yonder window breaks?  It is the east, and a courtly collection of insectoid vampires are the Sun!

If you'll excuse me...

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Overwatch fan art anyone?

My laptop died last week - after like, barely a year of service - and I have resolved to never again purchase an HP product as long as I live.  I replaced it with a Dell, which various websites advise is the second most-reliable laptop, behind Macs.

I don't want a Mac.

I took the HP into Best Buy (lamenting the application of the great big Galak-Z sticker that came with the Indiebox physical release), bought an external hard drive and paid them a hundred bucks to copy the laptop contents over to the external HDD. What contents are those, you ask?

Well, pretty much just my blog work folders.  That is, folders upon folders of key art, official screens and - in cases of special games like Vanillaware products, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Darkest Dungeon and Overwatch - fan art. My Overwatch folder is currently sitting at 2.83 gigs.

I really just use it for my video posts.  So, y'know.  A hundred bucks well spent.  Care to indulge with me?

I've actually pulled out Genji a bit, lately.  I am... not good with him.

Annnd let's do some Reaper.

Annnd let's do someone I never post stuff of... Hmmmm...

Actually I found some awesome Widowmaker stuff lately.

Incredible, no?

Huntress remains Widow's only really awesome legendary skin.  I don't know why some people prefer Noire.

It's like if Widowmaker were played by Eva Green.

Annnd a little Tracer to finish things off.