Thursday, September 22, 2016

Xbox Live: Free Games of October 2016- Kill me pls....

Hey Guys, Broketober is getting much closer. While the majority of us won't be able to get more than three new full-priced video games next month, it would have been cool if Xbox Live or even PlayStation Network offered games that could keep us busy for the month. While I can't speak much about PlayStation Network, I can say that Xbox Live is just screwing us over for Broketober.

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For Xbox One owners, Super Mega Baseball will be free from October 1st-31st. Then, The Escapists will be free from October 16th-November 15th.

For Xbox 360 owners, I Am Alive is free from October 1st-15th. Then, MX vs. ATV Reflex will be free from October 16th-31st.

Although I shouldn't be surprised by something like, I still am. October through December are the most important months for video games.These time frames are when the major releases come out, so there should be games that either should be discounted heavily or better quality games that should be provided for free for the Games with Gold program.

I already have college tuition payments to make, so I don't have all the money in the world to buy all these new games coming out. Black Friday is too far away for me and it's just chaos to go Black Friday shopping. Cyber Monday is also terrible for me since I still have to work and go to school.

Seriously Microsoft, let the community have a say as to which games should be free! The only game here I am actually interested in playing is I Am Alive because I actually wanted to play that game back when it was first announced and put through development hell.
Till Next Time!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GameStop has finally done something right!

Hey Guys, Broketober is upon us and it's time for your wallet to be sexually harassed to oblivion. In October, there are about four major games that I am interested in buying, which are Gears of War 4, Mafia III, Titanfall 2, and maybe Battlefield 1 if the reviews are good. If the Friday the 13th game also comes out in October, then I have no idea how I'm going to stay on my budget of under $200. I'm a poor college kid, so what the hell am I going to do?

You could get either version of the game to get the coupon

This coupon is only good for new Xbox One games that are valued at $59.99 or above. Yeah, you can get a brand new released game for $40 rather than the standard $60. However, the coupon is only valid from October 18th, 2016 and you have until November 12th, 2016 to use the coupon.

I have no idea why on Earth GameStop is deciding to do something like this. It's already rare for them to have the Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Pre-Owned products, so this comes as a surprise to me.

Honestly, this is a rare exception I would make where I wouldn't mind pre-ordering. First of all, you're getting a total of 5 games for the price of one, so it's already a good deal. The $20 coupon is just the icing on the cake.

Even though people talk shit about GameStop, this is actually a respectful move. Personally, I might use this coupon for Infinite Warfare, so I only have to pay $60 to get the Modern Warfare remaster. Maybe I'll use it to get Dishonored 2. Well, only time can tell.
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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Please Pre-Order Battlefield 1 with Caution

Hey Guys, Battlefield 1 is coming within the next few weeks and it's time to have an "adult" conversation of the game. Unfortunately, I will not be having a Battlefield 1 Impressions Post because I will be having some of my impressions of the beta in this post in order to drive my point across on this post.

If you haven't heard, PoddleCorp actually took down Blizzard's servers today. They supposedly quit earlier this week, but I guess these guys are like cockroaches. The servers are back up now, but they didn't exactly let this slide this easily as they posted this...

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There are only two possible outcomes that could come out of this. One, EA could get its shit together and beef up its security by the time Battlefield 1 releases, so the servers could handle all the traffic that it's expected to have to begin with and to make sure the servers are stable and free from any kind of security breach from assholes like PoodleCorp. The second outcomes is that EA doesn't do anything ans allows for the servers to be attacked by hackers and flooded by the amount of players trying to play the game.

I'm aware that this has been said a million times already, but don't pre-order Battlefield 1 if you don't want to deal with the inevitable server issues. The beta was already played by 13 million players, so there is a good chance that the amount of people on the servers will be stupidly high. Must I also add that this is on a Friday?

I know that as soon as I come home from school and work on a Friday I want to pop in Battlefield 1 and start playing in order to unwind. I would be pissed off if I find out that I spent $60 on a game that I can't even play!

I'm not pre-ordering the game. From what I played from the beta, there still needs some improvement to the spawn system and weapons. Seriously, there are weapons that need to be more nerfed than others and the bugs still need to be cleaned up.

If you are going to be pre-ordeirng Battlefield 1-which I still discourage-, please listen to this piece of advice. DON'T OPEN YOUR GAME OR PUT IN OVER 2 HOURS INTO THE GAME. I know this may sound like the stupidest advice someone can give especially if it's your money. However, this is a time where you need to let the hype die down and actual use some critical thinking skills. This is the time where you need to look at reviews and to see if there are any server issues going on.

Don't look at major game journalism sites because their reviews are made before the game is made public. Please, check out reviews from ordinary folk or even trustworthy reviewers on YouTube. I know this may sound biased, but I trust Angry Joe whenever I want to make a serious decision on buying a new game. If you are aware that the game is not going to be to your liking or the game is just plain unplayable, then you can get your money back.

If you don't want to return your game, then that's okay. However, your choices will have consequences if the game does end up disappointing you. This is EA we are talking about. Anything is possible at this point.

I may take a bullet and buy the game in order to tell you as soon as possible if the game is playable and if it's good, but I am still conflicted because my trust in EA is incredibly low.
Till Next Time!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Should you buy the Battlefield 1 Xbox One S Bundle?

Hey Guys, this was all announced yesterday, but I had to postpone this post until today because I had homework to do and work following it, so I just didn't have the time. However, it's time to go over each bundle letting you know what you get out of it and if you should buy it or not. I should also add that each bundle comes with a 1 month EA Access membership.

First off, there are two 500GB bundles.
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The console itself is a standard Xbox One S with a 500GB hard drive. Physically, it's a beautiful looking console. However, I'm already turned off by the fact that it has a 500GB hard drive. It's only $299, so it wouldn't hurt to spend a little extra to add a more spacious hard drive to the console.

Keep in mind that this is available for pre-order. Technically, you're getting Battlefield 1 for free since $299 is the typical price for a 500GB Xbox One S. You're not taking a risk if you don't own an Xbox One. This especially work for those of you who are on a budget and wouldn't mind pay a little more for a hard drive upgrade. Hell, this even has a 4k UHD Blu-ray player, so if you're a movie junkie as well then it's totally worth the price.

Here is the other 500GB that I believe is only for the US,
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My thoughts are pretty much identical to the previous console, but  the fact that you can only get this in the US in Microsoft Stores and Wal-Mart kind of sucks. This one is totally based on taste solely on the color. However, do buy this if you want to have it as a collector's item since it's an exclusivity.

Now, the final bundle.
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I'm on the fence with this one. Although it has a bigger hard drive and comes with the Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition, it's still a big risk at $349. 1TB still isn't enough for those of you who buy new games regularly, but it's okay if you buy new games once in a while.

Most importantly, Battlefield 1 still hasn't released! We aren't sure if it's going to be good or not. Even though we got a beta, it's still not representative of the final version of the game. Remember Battlefront? That also had a beta and look what happened! Seriously, we can have this whole pre-order debate some other time, but buy this bundle at your own risk.

In all honesty, please buy the 500GB model if you don't already have an Xbox One or Xbox One S and buy a much larger hard drive. Just remember, this is all for a game we should be skeptical about despite the massive hype over it.
Till Next Time!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fallout 4 Nuka World Impressions

Hey Guys, sorry for the lack of posts recently. I figure it's time to release my impressions of the Nuka World DLC I have so far. Keep in mind that this isn't a review. I have no clue when I will have the review up because I need to find the time to play the game. I made a good amount of progress, but I have yet to finish it.
This is the first thing you will see when you first enter Nuka World
Let me start off by saying that this DLC doesn't waste any time and gets right into the action. I don't want to spoil anything, but let's say you have to go through a jigsaw-like maze in order to actually enter Nuka-World. It wasn't the easiest thing in the world especially towards the end, so I recommend you stock up on ammo and Stimpacks.

Although I'm still early in the quest line for Nuka World, I feel like there is too much being thrown at you at once. As soon as you meet up with the other Raider factions, then you're bombarded with quests. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but to have so much to do at the same time is just way too much. Additionally, you'll be confused as to which quest is important to the main quest line.

Minor spoilers but you are given a collection tasks that involves you going around the park looking for Star Cores to power up the park or something like that. I should also add that they are not marked. The area they are located at are marked, but the actual Star Cores are not, so you have to play detective in order to find them. Honestly, I feel like that's just cheap! It was probably done this way in order to add more to the total length of the story.

However, I will admit that it's fun exploring this park. It may not be as big as Far Harbor, but there definitely is a lot more life and activities in Nuka World. It is confusing to navigate through the park. I honestly have no idea where to find a vendor, so I'm stuck without any Stimpacks. It does take some time to at least get familiar with the layout of the park, so you'll have to do a lot more exploring on knowing where the hell you're going rather than just doing the quests.

I can't say much about the DLC as I still need to complete it. I will have a review up for the game once I have time for it as I need to complete Witcher 3 first.
Till Next Time!!