Titanfall: Shorty Review
- Pilot and Titan controls are fantastic
- Multilayered level design beats any game to date
- Variety of ways to kill, or be killed
- Fast paced, but requires a high level of strategic thinking to truly dominate
- Screen tearing really blows
- ~ 1 in 10 matches has serious lag/latency issues
This game is flat out fun and really unlike any other shooter I’ve played. Anyone who says this is a COD clone is a fucking retard. Double wall jumping onto an enemy Titan’s back, then ripping off its brain-plate and blowing out its o-ring couldn’t be more satisfying. That said, Titanfall is not without it’s flaws and while I think it is in a class of it’s own, it suffers from bad screen tearing and occasionally, annoying player skipping and popping. I really though, and I guess my expectations were unrealistic, Microsoft’s Azure cloud would offer flawless online performance.
King Arthur gives it 8 out of 10 arc mines.
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Online Service for Wii and DS to terminate
Nintendo has announced that it will be ending its wi-fi online services for the DS/DSi and Wii. On May 20, 2014, users will no longer be able to use online features such as online play, matchmaking, and leaderboards on their Wiis or original DS devices.
Online function for many games will end, including titles such as Mario Kart Wii, Pokemon Battle Revolution, and Animal Crossing: Wild World. For the full list of Nintendo-published games affected, see the list on Nintendo’s support site. It should be noted that despite the removal of the online gameplay features, the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop will remain unaffected by this change. Gamers will still be able to purchase games and add-ons online through a DS or Wii.
Games made for the Wii U and the 3DS will of course not be affected since these platforms are the main focus.
The Video Game Pleasures Show 2-17-14
On this episode of the Video Game Pleasures Show: We admire the perving abilities of the Xbox One Kinect, Rake compares software development and chemistry, Art discribes his love/hate relationship with Titanfall, Tone talks about his controllers and people shit their pants over sugarless gummy bears.
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Titanfall Beta Impressions
- Open, multi-layered levels
- Controls smooth
- Titan’s and map textures are very detailed
- Tons of combat tactics and options
- Character animations can skip around
- I thought the graphics (all around) would be better
After my first match, I absolutely hated the game. Not sure if I just had a couple of bad sessions to start, but after playing it most of the day yesterday, I’ve taken a complete 180, The graphics weren’t as good as I expected (unrealistic expectations?) and the character models weren’t COD buttery smooth, but damn, did I have fun. It took some time to learn wall runs and double jumps, the importance of taking high ground and understanding how to use my Titan. Once I figured these things out, my frosty first impression melted away and I had a great time.
King Arthur gives it 7 out of 10 nuclear ejects
Now watch this nice british chap give his take. Tally-ho!
Shorty Review: OlliOlli
- Simple controls
- Lots of trick variations with modifiers
- Very addictive
- Daily grind challenge adds an additional reason to play every day
- Either you have to be amazingly precise in this game, or the control responsiveness off
- No boneless’
- Pricey for an indie game
This game is a shit ton of fun and keeps you coming back for more. You can pick it up and do a couple of runs within 5 minutes, or you can play it for hours. Equally fun either way. The only thing that really irks me is the precision of the controls. I am 99% positive I hit left stick and right bumper at the exact same time, in the exact position needed to pull of a modified grind, but in certain areas it never works. At $13 USD, it may be a bit thin for some, but if you like old school skate games like THPS 2 and 720 and have a PS Vita, this is a must have. Hopefully Roll7 Games will drop the price and bring it out on some other systems.
King Arthur gives it 8 out of 10 animal chin’s
New GameCasa Podcast
First podcsat in who knows how long! Featuring Tone (aka Proteus), King Arthur and Triplebud (aka Butterbags). Topics include: being old and a buyers guide for the new PS4 and Xbox One.
Download this shit as an mp3 on YouTube at http://youtu.be/dtXKHN_chvA and listen to it later. Or you can suck a fat one. Either way, you will be completly satisfied!
GTA Is Boring
Funny animated short by CatFat
Skywind - Rebuilding Morrowind with the Skyrim engine
Pretty amazing stuff. Here’s the 1st official development video:
Sleeping Dogs - Free Download For Xbox Live Gold Members
It’s been a while fools and I’m hoping we can get a new Hangout recorded soon, but in the mean time, you can enjoy this tasty treat for free if you’re an XBL gold member. Here’s a video review from some nerd at Gamespot: