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Orcs Must Die Unchained (Open Beta)

April 3rd, 2016 No comments

Orcs Must Die now has taken a look at MOBA games and have evolved the core gameplay to include 5 vs 5. Just been playing Siege coop with other players. Game is free to play so it is easy to hop in and play. Heroes feel pretty fresh and a good fit for their game mode. So far, my only criticism is I believe it could take quite awhile to grind the crafting mats to unlock a new hero. It’s unfortunate that all the heroes are not included.

Anyway the gameplay seems fun and addictive. Hopefully this game gets the attention it deserves.

Below seemed like a pretty good video that discusses it:

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So… Epic Games’ Paragon Card System…

March 9th, 2016 No comments

I am looking forward to this game lifting NDA on Mar 14th and Founder’s pack going for sale. They also stated that heroes will be free. However, there appears to be a catch. Paragon includes a Card system. Those of us that have played a lot of other mobas may have some alarm bells going off because this sounds a lot like:

  • Players will have to grind out Cards to be competitive
  • New players or casual players that do not grind out the Cards wont be as competitive

I really love how gorgeous this game looks but I fear a lot of the Dota 2 / Smite players may stay put unless Epic Games clarifies that the Card system will not impact competitive play. Those that might not be familiar with Dota 2 – the only money the player has to spend is on vanity items 100%. You do not have to spend time grinding runes, items, cards, etc. It is 100% all about the player skill. Smite is also in the same boat sort of- once you purchase the God pack for $20-30, you have all of the Gods. No need to grind for anything to be competitive. There are no cards, items, runes, etc.

I am personally sort of on the fence with Paragon and will wait and see what players think of the card system. But still this is very exciting to see MOBAs find their way to consoles. I wish Epic Games good luck with Paragon. I look forward to trying it out sometime :)

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Pokkén Tournament

February 15th, 2016 No comments

Yep looks pretty fun.

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Vain Glory

September 9th, 2015 No comments

Vainglory looks like an interesting Mobile MOBA game. Watched a twitch feed for it. Features 3 vs 3 traditional lane fighting for iOs and android. Kind of interested in how the controls function for a MOBA on a touch screen

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Destiny Adds the ability to alter inventory from a phone app

March 1st, 2015 No comments

This is huge. I’ve been playing the fantastic Dragonball Xenoverse lately (must buy for dragonball fans btw) but just logged in to test this feature. Works great!

I’ve never seen an online rpg do this before. From your smart phone, you can easily swap items on your character while you’re in a mission, etc. This is even easier than Town portals in Diablo! I am going to give Bungie props for this one. Well done!

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Happy New Year…

December 29th, 2013 No comments

Unity store has just updated with a build of UMA! Remember I just blogged on that earlier (assuming anyone cares).

Been playing a bit of Killzone 4 ShadowFall and Resogun over the break. Starting to get better at both!

Btw, I just knew this artwork was the character WAR from Darksiders but apparently it’s a different concept.

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The Repopulation On Kickstarter (Round 2)

December 27th, 2013 No comments

Wow I’ve never seen this MMORPG before. It’s a SciFi Sandbox RPG apparently. I personally haven’t been playing any MMOs but if I did, I’m sure I’d play this one :)

Good Luck Repopulation team it looks very good!

Now to think of it I did checkout DC Universe Online on the Playstation 4. Seemed quite fun and very well done. Unfortunately, these days I just don’t have the time to commit to an MMORPG but if I did I’m sure I’d try to level up a few superheroes

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Voxels Everywhere!

December 18th, 2013 No comments

Quick list of games that I know of that utilize Voxels:

Resogun
Spark Rising
Cube World
Minecraft
Astral Terra (in development)
3d-coat (Voxel sculpting)

There are many more that you can probably find. Looking forward to seeing more voxel based games in the future.

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No Man’s Sky

December 8th, 2013 No comments

Just saw an announcement trailer for a game called ‘No Man’s Sky‘. Everything is procedurally generated. Every atom. The birds, sky, space, etc. Exciting!

Sounds crazy ambitious so let’s hope this one makes it live!

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C.A.R.S. versus iRacing

October 17th, 2011 No comments

C.A.R.S. is looking truly amazing. SMS, the mad geniuses behind Shift 2 Unleashed, is hard at work on their next title. Utilizing the firm foundation they laid down previously, SMS is set to build a brand new racing title that will make the racing experience even more immersible. Below is a video where they compare CARS to iRacing. Keep in mind CARS is still in pre-Alpha with a long ways to go but it already looks very promising

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