Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Remember Me release date trailer

It appears Nilin is gonna be giving Miranda Lawson a run for best ass in video games....
This looks like a promising new IP for Capcom, definately gonna check it out. There were some scene that totally reminded me of Mirrors Edge in a third person perspective
Memoreyes the date... June 4th


Monday, February 25, 2013

The Walking Dead S3E12: Clear Sneak Peak

Here's a look at next Sundays episode Clear...
I've taken the liberty to caption the scene for everyone already....feel free to share your captions also!

Rick: "I think you're all f'd in the head! We're ten minutes from the f'ing woodbury and you want to bail out. Well I'll tell you something, this is no longer a vacation, it's a quest. It's a quest for fun, I'm gonna have fun and you're gonna have fun, we're all gonna have so much f'ing fun we'll need plastic surgery to remove our goddamn smiles! You'll be whistling Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah out of your a-holes! I gotta be crazy; I'm on a pilgrimage to see a guvnor! Praise Marty Moose! Oh, dayum!"

The Walking Dead S3E11: I Ain't a Judas recap

Death count in this episode zero!!! But remember it's always quietest before the storm!
Andrea is now caught between a cock and a hard place, she wants to hold onto the last threads of civilization that Woodbury offers even if she knows it's all a facade and the Guv'nor is full of shit!
Things worth taking note Rick gives Andrea a car...the Guvnor doesn't....Andrea sleeps with the guy who treats her like shit....
Kudo's to Hershel for chastising Crazy Rick, and hearing Carol tell Andrea she can save alot of blood shed if she uses vagina warfare ( props to Krogenar for the term) tactics was both hilarious and very fitting for the character considering her past.
I was on the fence about Milton but his loyalty to the guvnor regardless if it's because of fear or other reasons has landed him in the penalty box with me! There's something about him that doesn't sit right with me....
And finally Tyresse, Tyresse....DOOD! ...OMFG if you only knew you're siding with the devil! This was the most interesting and frustrating part of the episode for my wife and I! I wanted to reach through the TV and cover Tyresse's mouth!
And in the end my wife and I were saying, "if she try's shanking the gov he's gonna grab her wrist" but alas the cock beak the rock and operation vagina warfare failed!

Friday, February 22, 2013

FFXIV Eorzea Exploration trailers

One of my fondest memories in FFXI was hoping on my chocobo and riding across the lands of Vana Diel, it was a gorgeous world and at times terrifying...but most of the time I had my Galkan buddy Krogenar with me. This trailer brings back some of those fun memories, there sure is ALOT to see in these trailers like kupo! a Mog, and some intense party's battling some impressive mobs! I saw lots of Mages dying and some big ass Galkans swinging some even bigger ass swords!
The environments looked phenomenal, but every one reminded me of somewhere in Vana Diel....
At the end of the second trailer they drop the link for registration for the beta at
Hey Krog Limit Break Radio needs a new host!
And to my friends from LOTB Carbuncle > Courier Crab! RRRRAAAWWWRRR!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sony's PS4 Announcement

Interesting show last night....
What I found more interesting than what was shown and said was what wasn't. I understand they need to keep the certain things under wraps like the price point, which will probably be one of the largest factors in this upcoming console war.
I loved the intro, sony came out guns blazing and when I saw Nariko I thought maybe just maybe she'd be getting a new game for the PS4 launch....there are many who would love to see her get a sequel! There were some obvious digs thrown at Microsoft best one being "We didn't build a box".  LMAO!

Surprisingly Sony actually dropped the specs of the PS4, I thought for sure they would keep that under wraps till E3 but I guess not.
PS4 specs:
AMD 8-core 64-bit x86 "Jaguar" CPU  with a 
Radeon GPU comprised of 18 "compute units" capable of cranking out 1.84 TFLOPS  
Blu-ray drive 
8GB of unified GDDR5 RAM capable of 176GB/sec of bandwidth. 
802.11n WiFi, 
USB 3.0, 
Bluetooth 2.1, 
HDMI, Optical Out and Analog AV Out

We saw a demo of Unreal Engine 4 supposedly running on a PS4....but since we never peeped the console we gotta take their word for it.

After all the tech talk we finally were shown the DS4, which looked ALOT nicer than the leaked pic from last week....the touch pad looks good not like an after thought and the controller retain the iconic DS style, the L2 and R2 buttons look kinda small and I can totally see them breaking if the contoller slips and falls on the floor. The share button and it's application was a big aspect of the conference that feeds into the social mantra Sony was promoting. I do like how they have integrated the PS move tech into the DS4, it looks clean and well designed.

After the DS4 reveal we got a brief demo of the Unreal Engine 4 running on a PS4 demo kit...

This short little demo in my opinion was to show PC gamers, hey look what the PS4 can do
Afterwards we were shown a demo of Knack....the kids will love it, it had a Disney Pixar look to it.

Next up we got to hear how Sony's 380M dollar "investment" in Gaikai cloud gaming will work with the PSN, how Sony is striving to get their entire library of games from PS1 to PS4 games up in the cloud, how the PS4 will act as a type of server to allow gamers to play anywhere/anytime on a multitude of devices like the PS Vita....any PS4 title purchased able to be played on the PS Vita via cross play....enticing...might boost Vita sales also! What they didn't mention here is will the service be free or subscription based. I have to believe something of this magnitude will NOT be free...but will it become part of the PS+ service?
During this part of the conference the bomb was dropped that and I quote "PS3 games are not native on the PS4" in layman's terms no backwards compatibility, but isn't that part of the reason Sony bought Gaikai in the first place? In a way with Gaikai the PS4 will be backswards compatible with PS1, PS2 and just can't play the games you already own for those consoles >O.o<

After the Gaikai announcement we get a beetles-esqe video montage of different developers telling us how Sony went to them and basically pulled a Jerry Macguire "Help Us, Help You!"

Sony spent a great deal of time discussing the "5 pillars" of PS4
Simple: simplicity for developers= come build your games on us and port to other instead of what happened to PS3
Personalized: the system will begin to recognize your gaming preferences based on what you buy from the network and play....scary! Cyberdyne systems model 101!
Immediate: no more "quit game X" and "the system was not turned off properly the last time, pls standby while we fix yo shit". no waiting for firmware updates to complete, play your game while it's DLing....impressive if true.
Integrated: the PS ecosystem PS4-Vita-mobile Gaming everywhere anytime!! Do all the gaming!!!
Social: Sony is gonna try and merge the Play Station Lifestyle with social media ie FB/ YT etc. I hope they have a G+ option.! Do I get to upload directly to my YouTube account?
They showed how people can "chat" with each other and ask for help I wonder how that would work in a shooter like Socom (RIP) where there's one person left on each side and one's camping and the other is trying to find the camper before time expires....

I got to see Ono come on stage and show us Capcom's launch game Down Deep using the Panta Rhei engine...I was impressed with what Ono showed us....wished they dropped a hint about SFV!

Killzone: Shadow Fall, the game looks good So now the Helghast are using terrorist tactics to fight back against humanity...ok.

Watch Dogs: Sandbox meets GitS meets MMO...looks interesting

Drive Club....first rule of Drive Club, you don't talk about drive club! Nice going Sony!

inFamous: Second Son


Bungie announces Destiny for the PS4!

After all the trailers I was ready to finally see the console!
But alas Sony didn't reveal it!
What the deuce! So now the long wait till E3 in June to see the PS4 console, and find out if the rumored price points are true. And how much of the PSN will remain free....

For those who missed the conference here it is in it's entirety


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BT - Skylarking by B T

BT's latest song Skylarking, check it out via sound cloud!

BT - Skylarking by B T

Sony: the Evolution of the PlayStation and the Future!

I remember getting my PS1 at Kaybee toys in the summer of 1995, I got tired of waiting for the "Ultra Nintendo". I remember walking to Penn Station and seeing a store with a PS1 running Battle Arena Toshinden and being very impressed with the 3D characters. This console really did have the most amazing library od new original games and took the video game industry to a new level of public longer were video games for kids and anti social basement dwellers! Gonna throw out a few titles that made the PS3 the dominant console for over a decade....Metal Gear Solid, FFVII, Resident Evil, Twisted Metal 2, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy Tactics.

My PS2 was a day 1 purchase I remember going to pick up my PS2 at the Software Etc. in the Roosevelt Field Mall at the crack of dawn and driving home giddy as a school girl! Backwards compatability, CD/DVD drive, online connectivity! The games that were most memorable to me were Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater, Socom2, FFX, FFXI, God of War 1 & 2, SSX! Thru this console I met a lot of great gamers, to name a few XxOuTLaWxX, XxJavenxX, XxKopernikuzxX, XxBlizzardxX, XxSinexX, XxEvoxX, XxKillerxX, XxSpliffxX  XxBeNTiDuSxX, XxRipperxX, XxWolfcryxX, Darcy, NuclearMayhem, Siviard, and last but not least Krogenar!
Favorite memories from that generation seeing all the Kontract clan green up in the Socom lobbies during a war, all the adventures I had in Vana Diel, Facing The Boss in that field of flowers, Defeating Aries in GoW, Impailing Kineticlops with a steel girder in War of the Monsters, Racing thru Mercury City in SSX3 on line!

 When the PS3 leaks started hitting the web I was definately on board, and I remember listening to some employee at the Gamestop on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow hyping up the XBox 360 and telling the guy how Microsoft's next console was going to obliterate the this day I swear M$ paid out GS to promote the shit outta the 360.
I didn't buy the PS3 at launch, a year later during the 2006 holiday season I got a 60 gig backwards compatible (via emulator) PS3 (thanks hun!). The first few years were tough for the Playstation brand, M$ clearly had a significant lead on Sony but as the PS Network firmware updates kept coming the PS3  experience continued to grow and improve and now in 2013 the PSN is huge! With a vast library of games, add on content, music and movies as well as the PS+ incentive program that actually has worthwhile benefits to gamers there something for everyone from the most casual gamer to the hardcore gamer.
Never before in all the years I've played video games have I been more back logged on games!

 And now with tommorow's event at the Hammerstien Ballroom Sony is gonna announve the future of the Playstation brand! And with that the first shot of the next console war will be fired and all the hateraide will flow once again!
Check your tents and sleeping bags folks it's almost time for store front camping 2013!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Destiny: Pathways out of Darkness trailer

I find the title of the below video documentary fascinating...Pathways out of Darkness. From what I've learned Destiny is a FPS/Sci Fi adventure game in a "living world"....think MMO, the game is always on whether you're playing or not, there's a real working economy, weather effects, very dynamic "world" in this case solar system.
This is the first title from Bungie that will be available on more than just the Xbox, and according to the video Bungie plans this game to have a life expectancy of 10+ years...which begs the question will this game also be available on PS4 and Xbox720? The whole time while watching the video I kept thinking to myself, "Bioware really needs to do something like this for the Mass Effect franchise!"
I'm excited to see Bungie making pathways to other consoles besides Microsoft!

The Walking Dead S3E10: Home recap

Walkers to the left of me... Guv'nor to the right,  here I am stuck in the middle with you.
So the guv'nor goes for "a run" and some of the gate guards are missing and Andrea doesn't put 2 and 2 together. C'mon girl!
Meanwhile back at prison Rick goes on a field trip and plays hide and seek with Lori's apparition. This episode Rick really looked like shit....reminded me alot of what Shane looked like at the end of season 2....right before he turned. I really thought Hershel was gonna get through to Rick when he was talking to him down by the fence.
Listen to me Rick, your wife was no saint, she screwed your best friend and was certainly not mother of the year to Carl, and even after she's dead she won't give you a moments peace! Forget her.
Now I asked my wife to explain this next part to me, why did Maggie smack Glenn when he went to try and and patch things up with her, she needs to recognize Glenn's a straight up gangsta samurai! Anyone feel the heavy handed foreshadowing of Maggie feeding Little Ass-kicker?

And what's up with Michonne? Is she living in the bus?
And now for the highlight of the episode The Gov'nor and his posse strike back and pretty much are successful at breaching the perimeter by hiring Sweet Tooth to bust through the fence and "poop" zombies into the middle of the battle.
Tactically genius move make the defenders give up their locations to avoid getting overrun then pick em off from a distance! But what the gov'nor didn't plan for was the arrival of the dynamic duo og Merle and Daryl muthafuckin Dixon!

And for the funniest thing to happen during the episode last night my wife tells me she doesn't like Axel and I tell her don't worry he's just cannon fodder ( in my head I was thinking red shirt)and probably wont last till the end of the season then Axel gives Carol a facial....just not the way he planned! LMFAO at the timing!!!

And here's a sneak peak at next weeks episode, I Ain't a Judas.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters trailer

Here is an extended trailer for season 3 of Transformers Prime and we finally get a glimpse of Predaking!

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Waking Dead S3 E9 The Suicide King recap

Good episode, nothing crazy. I like the juxtaposition between Woodbury and the Prison! The residents of  Woodbury have become  prisoners and Ricks group come and go freely from the prison! Daryl obviously was gonna go with his douche bag brother Merle but that I foresee will lead to sibling rivalry and Merle getting caught between The Governor and Bat shit crazy Rick. There's gonna be an interesting dynamic between Daryl, Rick, Meryl and the Governor before the end of the season for sure.
I understand why Glenn acted the way he did when Meryl showed up but it seemed a little out of character, there is some definite tension between him and Maggie but nothing a little sexual healing  can't fix.
Now to the highlight of the episode Lori's apparition! I found it interesting how Rick's breakdown was perceived by Tyreese and his group, to them he is telling them they don't belong there but in reality Rick is yelling at Lori's apparition...that scene gave my wife and I shivers!
 and here is a sneak peak at S3 E10 Home, seems like Daryl is no longer gonna follow in big brother footsteps blindly. In my opinion of all the character we've met so far Daryl is best suited to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, Rick is buckling under the many pressures on his shoulders....

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Game Review: Metal Gear Solid:Peace Walker HD

Metal Gear, Metal Gear2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots....I have played all these titles and have put them in chronological order of events I can now add MGS: Peace Walker to my list and add another piece of the history of Big Boss! 
MGS Peace Walker takes place 10 years after the events of MGS: Snake Eater, the year is 1974 and Snake has left the Patriots and formed MSF ( Militaires Sans Frontières ) with the help of Kazuhiro Miller. 

The game begins on a sandy beach on the coast of Columbia where Kaz introduces Snake to Paz Ortega Andrade and Professor Ramon Galvez Mena who request the assistance of MSF to investigate the emergence of a potential military threat in Costa Rica, Galvez sweetens the deal by offering MSF an abandoned OTEC off shore rig to use as MSF's mother base....

And with this Outer Heaven is born! 
MGS: Peace Walker's Story is broken into 5 chapters and a prologue, each chapter has multiple missions (Main Ops) which tell the story of how Snake & MSF battle against Nuclear Mayhem by destroying Peace Walker, an AI controlled quadruped mecha designed by Huey Emmerich and funded by ex CIA director Hot Coldman (yes that's his name).

As you complete missions mother base expands, new MSF members can be "recruited" and new modes become available such as Extra Ops, Outer Ops, Versus Ops (multiplayer). 
Extra Ops significantly adds to the longevity of the game with 120 missions that range from Fulton recovery of hostages, classified document retrieval, perfect stealth, paparazzi (photography), armored vehicle battles, tank battles, attack chopper battles....if you are successful in these missions the Vehicle is brought to Mother Base and can be used in Outer Ops...
Outer Ops pits MSF forces against other forces throughout the world, you can create 8 unique 6 member "fire teams" comprised of MSF soldiers, Mechs, and eventually MSF's Metal Gear ZEKE!

Every new member "recruited" into MSF has 5 different skills; Combat, R&D, Cooking, Medical and Intel. You will decide where the new member is best suited in Mother Base depending on the members proficiency. Another factor to take into consideration is the character's GMP (In game currency) As Mother bases GMP increases newer weapons and tech can be developed such as the Soliton Radar, the M60 (AP), upgraded Fulton recovery system, recovery items such as G. Curry and zero calorie soda.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker also has Versus Ops a multiplayer  TPS similar to MGO.
And if you prefer Coop to Multiplayer, MGS: Peace Walker has you covered! Every Main Ops and Extra Ops mission is available to be played single player or Co-Op! 

I recently completed Main Ops and for anyone who says they're a fan of the Metal Gear franchise this game is a must have! Not only do you get more Naked Snake/Big Boss back story we also finally meet Hal's father, Master Miller from the original MGS and you create Outer Heaven!!!
MGS: Peace Walker was originally launched for the PSP in 2010, and was re released as part of the MGS HD collection at the end of 2011, the upgrade is nice but the graphics are closer to Snake Eater than Guns of the Patriots, but that didn't bother me in the least. Story and gameplay are what make this game great. 
I also enjoyed  the visual approach to the cut scene's, the hand drawn comic style worked extremely well and gave the story the gritty feel it needed to compliment what was going on in the story.
Unlike all previous MGS titles  I've played, Peace Walker's approach to individual missions kinda breaks the flow of the story but it is necessary in order to the Mother Base building aspect of the game which is suprisingly deep considering this game was originally made for the PSP. This is not a game you will "complete" in less than 60hrs and with Versus Ops and co-op available for all Main Ops and Extra Ops this might be one of the biggest MGS titles I've ever played!
I may be in the minority with my next comment but the AI boss battles in PW were more enjoyable than the B&B Corps battles, but both pale in comparison to the Cobra Unit battles.
The Metal Gear saga is fascinating on it's own but with the way Kojima interweaves it into real world history makes it the pinnacle of story telling in the history of video my opinion.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"From Fox two Phantoms were born"...The Phantom Pain / MGS Ground Zeroes is the same game!

Back in July Konami began the 25th anniversary celebration of the Metal Gear franchise by gracing us with our first glimpse of MGS Ground Zeroes

 Then in December during the VGA's we get this mysterious trailer for The Phantom Pain from an unheard of Moby Dick studio's...

After watching the trailer for The Phantom Pain I was like dam that looks a helluva lot like Snake! And the games title kept buggin me, then I remembered on the poster for MGS Ground Zeroes the quote, "From Fox two Phantoms were Born"!
The Phantom Pain!!!
The Pain was one of the members of the Cobra Unit, whether there's any connection to that character in Ground Zeroes/MGS V: Ground Zeroes is doubtful, I think we're talking about the Les Enfants Terribles project and Solid/Liquid Snake...Solidus will be mentioned in the epilogue ;)

So with all this contemplation I got my Sherlock Holmes cap and pipe and did a little research and paid moby dick studios web site a visit then headed over to their YouTube channel and noticed Mr. Joskim Mogren's link to his G+ account...
This fella looks awful familiar!

You're so clever Hideo!! 
So I subscribed to Moby Dick Studio's You Tube channel and and following Mr Joakim Mogren on G+! 
Isn't viral marketing fun kids!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

God of War Ascension "from Ashes" 2013 Super Bowl Trailer

There's no denying Kratos has anger issues, I love the first two GoW and the third was very good as well! I am not sold on God of War MP but if Lara Croft can do MP why the hell not Kratos???
I love the trailer, it captures the heart of Kratos' agony and the music from Ellie Goulding is a perfect fit!