Saturday, November 26, 2016

Update: My Recent Game Pickups #4- Black Friday Edition

Hey Guys, I know it's a day after Black Friday, but I had to work last night, so I didn't have the time to write. I did my shopping on both GameStop and Amazon and kind of went over my budget. I'm still waiting on one more game to arrive and it's one that I didn't originally plan to buy. Anyways, I'll post a pic of my pickups below.

I didn't include the games that I purchased before Black Friday that includes Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2

I want to add that I have a lot of these games digitally, but I prefer to have physical copies of video games, so excuse me if some of these games are pretty old. I would say that I did a decent job this year on Black Friday.

I wasn't planning on getting Battlefront, The Division, or Battleborn, but each costed me $10, so how on Earth was I going to let it pass it up? As of writing this, I haven't even installed Battlefront or Battleborn and have yet to play The Division. I probably made the mistake of buying multiplayer games since I really don't have the time to invest in all of them.

I already own Tomb Raider, Battlefield 4, Gears of War, and Assassin's Creed IV digitally, so I just picked them up. I totally forgot to include Titanfall, but I also purchased that as well on disc.

I also purchased Mad Max, but I guess I got the only new copy that didn't include the case. I know GameStop sucks, so I'm a bit upset about that, so I'm going to have to get another copy of the game in order to get a case for it.

Recore was cheap, so why shouldn't I get it? I heard mixed opinions on the game, but I really don't have much to lose based on the price I got the game for.

Currently, I am playing Call of Duty 4 and Dying Light. Literally, the Call of Duty 4 Remaster is so addicting based on its simplicity. However, the spawn system is total ass in multiplayer. Dying Light is pretty fun right now. I prefer this game over Dead Island, but it take me a while to get used to the controls as I always think the "A" button would let me jump.

Overall, I'm happy with what I got from Black Friday. I am disappointed that I didn't pick up that $99 3DS, but I always had a preference on the design of the 2DS. Additionally, I want to get the Nintendo Switch, so I really have no need for a 3DS. I wanted to get Mafia III as well, but I would be going way over budget.

Before I end this off, I want to add that the game I'm waiting to arrive is Life is Strange. I heard good things about the game and am totally pumped to play it.
Till Next Time!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Xbox Live: Free Games of December 2016- Faith in Humanity Restored

Hey Guys, I just made a recent purchase as part of a deal on Amazon and I will reveal what I bought on Black Friday. I'm on a strict budget right now, so I won't be having a massive haul that I was hoping for. I'm still debating if I should get the $99 Nintendo 3DS, but I don't want to go over budget right now.

Anyways, the free games for the Games with Gold program were announced yesterday and personally I was a bit disappointed. It may seem contradictory to the title, but the title will be referring to other people rather than myself. Allow me to explain...

Image Provided by Major Nelson's blog

Sleeping Dogs and Outlast are two great games. If you have never played either of these games before, then please do yourself a favor and download them as soon as they are available to be downloaded. If you've ever played True Crime, then Sleeping Dogs is the closest you're going to get in terms of a sequel since that franchise is now dead.

What disappoints me is the fact that Xbox is going into an Assassin's Creed IV route. What I mean by this is that they made Assassin's Creed IV free on Xbox 360 over a year ago and made the Xbox One version free a few months later. What kind of bullshit is that!? You can probably get Assassin's Creed IV for about $5 or $10 now for Xbox 360. I would have wanted the Xbox One version of the game to be free, but I already own the game, so it's not like my opinion really matters.

Talking about owning games, I literally bought Outlast along with its DLC back in the Shocktober sale for about $6 and now almost a month later it's free. FML. I know that $6 is dirt cheap, but it's still bullshit that I already played the game, so there really is nothing new for me in terms of Xbox One games.

I don't really like racing games, so I'm not interested in Burnout. I've never even heard of Outlander, so I'm not even sure if it's any good. Maybe I'll get into it if I have the time for it considering the fact that I have a lot of games to be beating right now.

That's it for me, guys. I'm going to relaz until my next class starts. I hope that my American readers have a Happy Thanksgiving and a safe Black Friday shopping spree.
Till Next Time!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Titanfall 2: An Underrated Gem

Hey Guys, finally I'm back from the dead. This morning I just bought both Witcher 3 DLCs and am totally hyped to try them as soon as I get home from work. If you are at all wanting to get games on the cheap, then it's time to do it since today marks the first day of Black Friday sales through the Xbox Store.

If you plan on buying some games through the Xbox Store, I highly recommend. buying Witcher 3, Titanfall 2, Overwatch, and even Battlefield 1. You can view the full list of games on sale in the Xbox Store on Major Nelson's blog. However, I really want people to start giving Titanfall 2 the attention it deserves since I personally see it as one of the most underrated games of 2016 and easily the biggest surprise of 2016.

Image provided by Reddit user Xzreal
I bought Titanfall 2 around November 3rd for about $37 when it was on sale on Amazon. Because of  my experience with the first game, I was a bit skeptical of how this game was going to hold my attention, but it turns out I was being paranoid for no reason.

I've been spending most of my time on the multiplayer portion of the game rather than the single-player campaign because I am just addicted to the multiplayer for Titanfall 2. I have no idea how Respawn made the multiplayer even better than the first Titanfall. Unlike Call of Duty, this game is balanced for the most part and is rather easy to pick and play. However, it's kind of like chess in the sense that it's easy to learn but takes time to master.

I believe I only got to the third mission in the campaign, but it's a decent story. It's not great by any means, but it's a lot better than what we got in the first game. However, it's way too short in my book and I could probably beat this is about 4 hours if I sat down and played it.

What disappoints me the most about the game is its sales. Yesterday, The NPD Group released the list of the top-selling games for October 2016 and by no surprise Battlefield 1 was the best-selling game for October. Titanfall 2 sat at the 9th best-selling game.

I was shocked to see that even the Skyrim Remaster outsold Titanfall 2. That game is about 5 years old and people still paid full price for it? Don't get me wrong, I loved Skyrim, but I have no intention of getting an upgraded version of a game I've already played and don't have the time to go through it again. Come on guys, at least try to get a game that you've never played before!

Originally, I wasn't planning on getting Titanfall 2 since I did buy Battlefield 1. Yes, I'm a part of the problem why Titanfall 2 didn't sell well in the first week of its release. Personally, I do feel like the release of the game was poorly timed since it literally was going to get overshadowed by Battlefield 1 let alone Mafia III and Gears of War 4. It should have been pushed back to either November or December, so people can actually have the time or money to play the game.

It really is a shame that this game is not getting attention. Please, go out and get a copy of the game. It's worth the $60, but if you want a deal then wait until Black Friday or get it digitally for about half the price as well. I should also add that free DLC will be released for the game, so don't expect to see any season pass.
Till Next Time!!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The NES Classic Craze: My Thoughts

Hey Guys, it's been about two weeks since I made my last post, so where the hell was I? Well, I'm not dead if some of you are wondering. School and work have been getting a lot busier as the holiday approaches. Hell, I'm starting to study for finals since I know my time will be extremely limited in the next couple of weeks. While I'm excited for Black Friday, I know that I have to be responsible with what I buy.

However, there are other people who are not responsible for what they buy. Now, what does this have to do with the NES Classic? Let me explain...

I wish I could tell you that the the price was edited...

As  soon the NES Classic was available for purchase on Amazon, it literally sold out within minutes. It even crashed Amazon. Who would have thought that a $60 retro console would sell so quickly especially one that comes with pre-installed games rather than being able to play all NES titles.

Even thought this NES Classic will be nearly impossible to find in stores, it doesn't warrant to exploit this $60 console to their advantage.

I feel ashamed to have to live on the same planet with people who are reselling this console for hundreds and even thousands of dollars! $18,000 for a console? I better be getting fondled by six different people while getting fed Caviar on Bill Gates's lap.

Seriously, $18,000 is almost my college tuition and this greedy scumbag thinks he could actually sell this thing for that much money!? How in the world are you supposed to argue why the NES Classic Edition is worth $18,000 and have the balls to charge an extra $50 for shipping!? Do you have any idea what people could be doing with that amount of money?

For those of you who are thinking about buying this, please just wait it out until there are more available to purchase. I'd rather pay $60 than $18,000 for this retro console. However, if you really want to play these games then you could always play them through an emulator.

You can even get one of those Retron 5 consoles that play more than just NES games! While it may require you to buy your games, at least you can play any NES game you want and have an extra four available consoles to play on for around the same price as the NES classic.

That's it for me today, guys. I just got Titanfall 2 in the mail today and am currently playing it. I am having a blast with it and am not sure if I will be reviewing it since it came out a couple of weeks ago. However, I can say that's it a major improvement to the first game. I'm happy that I only got it for about $37 and it's a great value at even $60.

I'm not sure how often I will be posting this week since I really have to focus on school, but I will do my best to find the time to write since it's alleviating for me in a way.
Till Next Time!!