Thursday, October 19, 2017

Chamberlain & Chance 94 - Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

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Chamberlain and Chance - Two out of three ain't bad

  • Chamberlain has the gall to enjoy Knack 2
  • Alex is loving Battle Chasers more than I love Battle Chasers.
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole is so smooth. 
  • And how much does everyone love Cuphead?
You'll have to tune in to find out!

Awesome header, right?

Found it last night on Tumblr - here's the artist.  Oh man check out this Bloodborne comic!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A raven strains along the line of the road

Carrying a muddy old skull 
The wires whistle their approval
Off down the distance

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017



...mmmmehhhhhhhh.  That did nothing for me.  That did watch-it-on-Netflix-maybe-if-there's-nothing-else-that's-actually-interesting to me.  Pacific Rim had a lot of problems (writing, plotting, casting), but the way it framed and blocked and romanticized its colossal fighting robos and monsters was on point.  This doesn't seem to understand that, and it is the very core of the Pacific Rim experience, to me.

Oh well.  Ooh there's also a new Black Panther trailer!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Overwatch Match Highlights 14 - Feel It Still (Hanamura Tracer)

No new Clip Show this week - tragic, I agree!  I just didn't have the time to go through last week's footage.  This is in no way due to how fun Battle Chasers is or the acquisition of a brand new Super Nintendo Classic (!!!).

This week it's just the highlights of a very fun match on Hanamura.  I really feel like this isn't my best work, but going 35 and 4 is pretty damn good, winning without a Mercy (while the other team has one) is better, and getting the enemy team so scared of me that they completely abandon pushes to chase me?  Well, that's the best.

I don't like using very popular songs in my vids, but I ended up falling for Feel It Still earlier in the week, and only learned it was some big hit after I'd cut the vid together and I was like "well I can either post it as-is or post nothing," and I wasn't about to let you down, dear reader.

I know how much these mean to you.

Of note..!

0:00 - 0:28 : Some folks on forums like to complain about flankers who start out beyond the Hanamura choke.  This is why you don't listen to those haters.  Team kill!

0:41 - 0:46 : I have no idea why Mercy was just standing there, waiting to get picked, but she got piiicked.  I continued trying to hold the point, but my team had abandoned hope and remained back at point B.  Then, the Zen killed me.

I don't know why I felt the need to include every death of mine in this video.  Upon reflection, it's not actually representative of my performance in the match, as the highlights vid pretty much only includes my killing blows and none of the parts where I filled up an enemy with damage and someone else picks them (see: the fate of the Hog at the end of the video).

Really, what I should've done was only include the two times where the Zen gets me, because there's a little rivalry narrative going on there.

0:54 - 1:16 : The only teamfight to actually take place on point B, I've got a Pulse Bomb in the chamber with Mei's name on it, but she busts her Cryo Freeze early, so I stick it to Rein.  It doesn't get the killing blow on him, but it blows through almost all of his HP, and is easy to finish off.

I get the killing blow on Mercy after she flies in to Rez Rein, and then I do the Tracer Hustle, blink - shoot - blink - shoot around the point until Mei blows her Blizzard.  Ana BioNades Rein, Hanzo takes him out, Ana finishes off Genji (Ana was incredible - more on that later), I finish Mei and that's all she wrote.

1:34 - 2:01 : I honestly didn't expect half the enemy team to chase after me when I dove on their Soldier, but the fact that I'm able to run circles around them makes everything okay.  The Soldier actually kills himself!  Whether he jumped off the edge or suicided on his own Helix Rocket after I softened him up is unknown - I was already around the corner - but keeping the team occupied lets Chris get a solid pick on their Mei in the absence of the other four.  Then I bail, give 'em a cheeky wave and return to the safety of the point.

2:10 - 2:20 : Oh come now, Zen.  It's one thing to teabag (a shitty thing), but do you really think you earned that teabag?  You killed me while being pocketed by a Mercy - who was being pocketed by you!  Both of you were far harder to kill than the av-er-age bear.

Naw, man.  Naw, you did not earn that teabag.  You definitely earned a bit more prioritization for the rest of the match, though!  Ennnjoy!

2:20 - 2:30 :  Oh hiiii Zen.  Ohhh did you think that Soldier would save you?  Awww nooo he can't save you Zen.  Or himself.

2:30 - 2:36 : Oh hiiii Zen.

2:36 - 2:52 : At this point I'd like to give props to my brother, who solo-tanked this round.  Every time I returned to the point, he was there giving me cover.  Half the times I dove on a squishy, he was already there softening them up for me - and when it went into overtime, it was Chris's Self Destruct that cleared Genji (and more importantly, an ulting Mercy) off the point to end the match.

And that's pretty much it!  Check out what our Ana pulled off (I sent her a PSN message telling her how incredible she was), and enjoy what happened after that Roadhog hooked me earlier.

G'night everybody!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Chamberlain & Chance 93 - Together Again!

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Chamberlain and Chance - Together again

  • Chamberlain rescinds anything good he ever said about Agents of Mayhem
  • Picture Alex, gleefully wallowing in a deep, dark pool of sludgy strategy.  That pool is XCOM 2's expansion, and he's happy as a pig in shit. 
  • Chance played a game that's not Overwatch again!
  • ...but did he also play some Overwatch?
You'll have to tune in to find out!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Evil Within 2's Red Band Launch Trailer.

Posted entirely for Chamberlain's benefit.

Hm.  Looks not-bad.  And it's been a while since I really got into a horror game... Let's check out Metacritic...

Metacritic says no one's reviewed it yet.  Eh, I'm in no rush.  Turns out Battle Chasers is very, very pleasurable to me.  I redeemed my Kickstarter digital copy and it... robbed me of a bunch of Overwatch time this past weekend.  So on Sunday I pulled up Amazon and nabbed a physical copy - it just showed up today!  Yay!  I didn't even need this, I just wanted it!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Overwatch's Halloween Terror 2017 is live, and...

...I'm pretty meh on it.  I really had my heart set on a Tracer skin.  

Here's the vid:

Here's the event page over on Blizz's site.

Here's the skins:

And those are all good skins!  Cultist Zenyatta, man, that's awesome and I love it, but... no new epics?  Symmetra got a Halloween epic last year, this year she gets an amazing legendary.  Reaper got an awesome legendary last year, and this year he gets another one.

My point is, why no Tracer skin?  I appreciate that Tracer has more legendaries than any other hero - it's true and I love and appreciate this - but you could at least give her like a little low-rent epic recolor of her base skin with like, white skin and black bags under her eyes or something!  I mean... something!

Elsewhere, there's one new highlight intro - for Roadhog, and it's very meh.  There's a hopping emote for Mei, and a "batter up" emote for Torbjorn which is basically Reinhardt's swing emote from last Halloween applied to Torb.  Annd that's it.

Oh, apparently the tombstone victory poses won't appear in loot boxes any more.  Instead, we get these new Pumpkin poses, which Blizz says shows more of the heroes' character.  Which is true.

And that's... something?


New Star Wars trailer wooooo!