Monday, January 26, 2015

Undead Nightmare Storm (3DS)

If you like your zombie horror survival game with a serving of gritty hard rock music, and a side order of shmup style combat then G-Style's "Undead Nightmare Storm" might just be the indie for you. It's game design, which is simple yet complex in it's own right harkens back to a retro era of gaming goodness similar to that of the original Playstation days. You'll find it's many objectives, boss fights, and escape from the undead to be a formidable challenge for any shmup enthusiast out there, even when packing enough heat to take down an army. For those of looking for value in your purchase this time around you'll be pleasantly surprised that the game has in place a full-blown single player campaign as well as a local co-op multi-player experience that will keep you, and up to two other friends busy for quite some time. Which ever way you choose to play it you will definitely have to invest a good amount of time into your playthrough in order to fully complete it as there are a lot of things to unlock.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation (PS VITA)

Over the years, and through several different releases the game development staff at 'Compile Heart' have taken us on a lighthearted journey with some of Game Industri's most quirky, foul-mouthed, and sometimes pervy gals. These goddesses known as CPUs fought against each other many times over for company shares while making friends with the odd few individuals. They fought for their right to be number one in the console wars while fighting off the minions of Arfoire who were also out to make themselves known. In this latest follow-up release of the newly introduced "Re;Birth" series things take an unexpected darker turn that even I did not see coming. From the opening cinematic to the events that follow it becomes apparent that Idea Factory has a message for the gamers in real life. Instead of the usual plot about console wars within the Game Industri we find the older CPU goddesses defeated outright at the hands of a threat greater than themselves. This threat which mirrors the current goings on of the real world gaming industry reveals itself in the form of global entity known as ASIC. ASIC, as it were is all that is bad with gaming. Whether it be hacking, modding, or piracy ASIC deals in it all. Their goal, like the real threats in the real world is the destruction of the Game Industri, and the introduction of gaming anarchy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Comic Book Pick-ups Late January 2015

I love comic books, I really do ... Recently during a return visit to the local "Area 52" comic & gaming shop I entered in the midst of a Star Wars RPG tabletop tournament. It was a sight to behold. I felt as if I were in the middle of some sort of comic-con gaming event with a bunch of RPG enthusisasts (was gonna say geeks, but refrained from doing so) standing around observing things. I stopped to take in the sight of people gathering, and enjoying their hobby before doing some shopping. It was a festive sight indeed. The atmosphere was intense with anticipation, and the rolling of multi-sided die. There was even a girl who looked like she was snapping photos of everyone with her smartphone. I think she even snuck one of me (OMG!!!). Anyways I was a man on a mission with limited time to linger, so I went about my shopping biz as usual.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Xbox One: First Impressions

Some of you know by now that Santa Clause gifted me an Xbox One for Christmas last year. I had been a good boy (Not really xD), and was found fit enough to receive a second new-gen console for my many good deeds. Since I received the Xbox One I've honestly not felt compelled to play it at all though. It could be the limited game selection I've amassed for it, or the simple fact that the UI (User Interface) is as complicated to navigate as Microsoft's Windows 8. Either way I've not spent much time playing it, and haven't really felt the desire to ...

Monday, January 12, 2015

KITE Movie Prize From @KITEmovie!!!

This post is for all you naysayers who don't think Twitter giveaways, and general online giveaways are legit. As an online participant of past contests, and giveaways of various sorts I can honestly say that I've won all kinds of sweet prizes over the years without having to put in much effort at all. I've won everything from video games to signed books, and even comic book busts. You just have to know how to spot the real deals, and recognize the false ads. As far as my "KITE" movie, and poster prize goes I just happened to be on Twitter at the right time. I noticed that a friend had retweeted @KITEmovie's giveaway, and thought I'd give it a shot too. I really wanted to see the movie, and having to only retweet a certain tweet to possibly win made things simple enough. Shortly after my Twitter entry, and a lengthy discussion between friends about the anime series the movie was based on I was picked for the prize package. Today, following a slight delay in delivery I actually got my prize package, and was totally surprised to see it also included a signed movie poster along with the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Comic Book Pick-ups - Late December/Early January

Since my last comic book update I have stopped by 'Area 52' a few more times to see what new comics they had. I picked up several number one issues, a couple holiday specials, and even treated myself to a couple of pricey TPBs. For those of you just tuning in to this blog feature you'll find that Area 52 is a new local comic book shop here in Georgia that seems to be doing well for itself. I have personally made it a mission to stop by as much as possible, and buy new, and older comic books to help the store owner earn the income that is necessary to keep his shop going. I cannot stress enough how important it is to support these smaller hobby shops. Often times they carry more unique items than the brand name stores do. It's definitely a convenience to have such a local store not far from where I live that I can go to, and keep my hobby alive without having to resort to online shopping for my collecting needs. While internet shopping does have it's own sort of benefits it pales in comparison to the experience you get when going to a store where like-minded hobbyists frequent. Definitely support your local hobby shops, even if that means buying a little something here, and there.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Gaming on the Weekend ...

It has been a lazy day. I went from the fear of worldly disaster via bad storms this Saturday to a Sunday filled with gaming, and family time. That is life, I suppose. Anyways, I thought I'd drop a little blog log (Lol!) for those of you who are interested in what I'm up to. In regards to games this weekend I've stuck mostly to 'Destiny' on the PS4, 'Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN' on the PS4, and 'Destiny of Spirits' on the PS Vita. I do have some review work I should be tending to, but I was in some desperate need for R&R. My nerves have been racked for many reasons, and I just needed a proper mental break to gain back some composure. I'm sure you guys, and gals can relate. Once the weekend is over (that would be tomorrow) I will begin on my playthrough of "Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation" which has FINALLY downloaded. It took forever to download that game after the hacking incident, but the game is now officially a part of my PS Vita. Once the embargo is lifted on the 23rd of this month I'll be able to deliver my review unto you.