R/R/Rave/R Dying Light DLC Done Right

In case you missed it, Dying Light first came out January 27th 2015.

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An open world-first person-survival-four player co op-zombie-full day/night cycle-parkour-weapon crafting…game.

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I didn’t give this as much love and hype as it deserved when it came out. Even I could have sworn I did a review for it when it first came out,  but nope.

There were already three DLCs added earlier (Cuisine and Cargo, Ultimate Survivor Bundle, & The Bozak Horde) but what I really want to talk about is The Following and this patch>>>

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Key features listed on The Following-

  • NEW MAP | AS BIG AS DYING LIGHT
  • DRIVABLE VEHICLES | YOUR DEADLIEST WEAPON YET
  • NEW STORY | WHERE WILL THE OUTBREAK GO?
  • NON-LINEAR PROGRESSION | TRUST IS SOMETHING YOU EARN

Let me say,  for this game,  buy the season pass, it’s well worth it.

I’ll admit, when I first got this game.  I didn’t play this game long at all. Only because other things came out around the same time, no disrespect it.

So my save file wasn’t substantial at all.  I was well below the recommended level of 12. But since co-op is an option, I just hired a bodyguard. (ie Co-op with the husbando)

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Yeah, help may be needed

The buggy and buggy upgrades are the best thing.

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Be prepared to see this a bunch

 

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Splattereffic!

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There are also different paint jobs you can find around the map.

I haven’t found many so far, but as they said, it is a big map and there are over 40 to choose from.

Want something else to do? Try a race or other trial around the map.

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Bonus info-Crossbow! Look at me, I’m Daryl

Wreck, loose it or get it stuck?

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Just find one of these, reset it, and you’re good to go

It is super satisfying to run through a horde full force or just to do doughnuts in a field. And the sounds! The sounds are great.

Check out this video the guys put up about how they got the great effects.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=684801238329592&id=229155970560790

These people really seem to care about their game.  All the additions and improvements, you can really tell.

The AI is better, new movements noticeable, facial features are enhanced. Which is really nice. Its always disappointing when a game has a long list of fixes that you can never really notice a change.

Another thing added that I really enjoy is the Post Process Effect Customization…(picture filters) while its not recommended that you play the game with one of these on (I tried, my  eyes freaked out fairly quickly) they are really great for capturing photos.

 

All this and I haven’t even really mentioned the story yet.

Wiki sum up-

“Protagonist Kyle Crane learns from a survivor that cultist groups living outside the infected-filled quarantined city of Harran have successfully controlled the virus. With the Tower running short on Antizin and Camden’s efforts to produce a cure still unsuccessful, Crane decides to go investigate this supposed immunity. He heads out to the countryside, where he discovers that many of the survivors out there have converted to a religious cult called the Children of the Sun, who worship the Mother which is apparently the source of their immunity to the virus”

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Yeah, not weird at all. But so far so good with this story. Of course there the normal go here, go there, do this, do that. Although there is enough context and good characters to not mind. And of course zooming around on the buggy doesn’t hurt.

If you don’t happen to have the game already, do yourself a favor and get the Enhanced Edition.

https://store.xbox.com/en-US/Xbox-One/Bundle/Dying-Light-The-Following-Enhanced-Edition/deb4f210-32e1-41a8-8402-b54352243489

$60.00 for the base game and the DLC that’s been released. Not bad at all.

So enjoy massacring zombies…and while were on the subject, hopefully you’ve been watching this-

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R/R/R/Review ARK Survival Evolved

I fucking love dinosaurs.

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Next Tattoo?

Mix dinosaurs and a crafting/building/survival game, I am all in!

Really. Like I feel not much more explanation should be needed but for the hope that I can get a few more people to join this game, I will hype some more.

An action-adventure survival video game that was first available as an early preview on the PC back in June 2015 then added to Xbox one in December.

Features-

 

  • Food, Water, Temperature & Weather
  • Harvest, Build Structures, Paint Items, Dinos and Yourself
  • Plant, Farm & Grow
  • Tame And Benefit From Numerous Creatures
  • Learn to Craft more Items with Engrams
  • RP Oriented Custom Cooking System!
  • Collect Precious Artifacts In Dangerous Caves
  • Summon The Ultimate Life Forms
  • Advanced Tribe System
  • Hardcore Game Mechanics
  • Explore And Discover
  • Large-World Persistence And Meta-Universe
  • Robust Steam Workshop Mod Support and dedicated DevKit
  • High-End Next-Gen Visuals
  • Host your own Dedicated Server.

 
Full release is set for June and I can’t wait.

So getting into the game itself; while multi-player servers are an option for you to join…I’m antisocial and don’t care for griefers, I just played alone to begin with.

You spawn naked and afraid. And let me say, please pay attention to your spawn zone when you first get it. There are a ton of options, here are a few suggestions for at least when you are just starting out.

  • Make Sure Difficulty Isn’t Too High
  • Shorten Night Time A Schoch
  • Harvest Amount ^
  • Taming Speed ^
  • Spawn In A Easy Zone!

My first couple of spawns did not go great at all. It was only a few seconds before I was face to face something far larger and far angrier than me.

 

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Shown here tamed for safety

Ok alone is not the way to go…

This is where that extra Xbox comes in handy. (Note that this part is not necessary, you can just co-op play joining a friend but this does have a set back, you can only move a certain distance from the host)

Set up server-bing bang boom-

Join with husband and friend-

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Josh showing off the newest build

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Ok this is better.

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As you can see having friends does help. I’m unsure how great the community is, so I would however recommend playing on your own some before jumping into the public.

There’s a lot to do! You can go from a stone spear to an assault rifle. From eating berries to having a fridge (yes, a refrigerator) stocked with yummy jerky. From cowering in fear to being king of carnos and rexs.

 

 

Speaking of-the real highlight here are the dinos and other prehistoric creatures.

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Over 50 different species. Many many tame-able and most serving different uses.

IE doedicurus for stone, mammoth for wood, frog for killing bugs.

Maybe it’s just me, but I find it pretty effin cool.  I felt like a giddy kid walking beside a bronto the first time

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and was throwing out Jurassic Park quotes whenever I could.

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They have even more things planed, here are just some of the great steps in the weird evolutionary process that are being added.

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One thing I haven’t explored yet are the bosses. As of now there are four.

bosses.pngAwesome, right? Unfortunately, only the Broodmother is on the Xbox summon-able by gathering certain artifacts and taking them to one of the the three mystical obelisks around the map.

 

So if you were curious as to why you spawn naked and afraid on a strange island with prehistoric creatures and an implant in your arm with these strange glowing obelisks around, here’s what the Official Wiki has to say-

STORY-This is an empty page so far. please post your theories on what the story of the Ark is.

GG, guys, GG.

Links-

So there it is guys, if your going to be buying a prehistoric survival game, do yourself a favor make is it this one. It’s a great deal for $35 considering how much time you can really spend in this game.

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R/Rant/R/R Xbox One Elite Controller

First let me say my rant isn’t about the fact that this is just a controller that’s price is almost as much as some systems.

My issue is I can’t %€#_=$€/£^¥ find one to €%$€%’*^( buy and I’m pissed as a  %$&’&”‘.

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Really, I shouldn’t have to beg.

Chief marketing officer had this to say “Here’s the product we totally underestimated, if I could have built 10 times the number I built, I would have.”

Really Microsoft?!

You release something new and hyped about on 10/27, just when people are almost ready to start shopping for the holiday.

“Announced at e3 the controller boats hair-trigger locks, improved thumbs tick sensitivity and swappable compensation including two different D-pads. There is also button remapping”

Let’s take a look–

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OOOOOoooOOO

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AAAaaaHHhhhhhH

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Oh what the shit?!

Current estimates are for as far put as March now. But still, how does this happen for a company this large?

It’s like it was set up to fail.

Now something that is in stock and available for purchase…

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The bundle.

Yes, a 1TB ssd Xbox One and the new controller sold together for around $500.

Oh fine I guess I’ll just spend $500 on something I only wanted to spend $150 on.

You may think that was sarcasm, but sadly no, that’s my plan right now.

There were other reasons for that decision as well, but the main one being I can find another way of getting the controller without being ripped off by some 3rd party seller. So I guess I’ll just get the bundle.

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Wait a minute…

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What if that was their plan all along.

Tricky bastards.

GG!

What sources say.

What sources say.

R\R\Rave\R Little known and B-list Movies

As a follow-up to what I was saying on my last post, I don’t really watch blockbuster movies. Maybe it’s a inner hipster thing or maybe I’m just lazy and don’t bother going to the movies.

Point being, I would rather exhaust the Netflix than go out in public with…

*shudders*

People.

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My goal in life is to be able to afford to rent out theater.

So here’s a  small list of some ones that Josh and I have found that deserve a look at.

  • Chef
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  • Fido
  • God Bless America

So first off

 

Chef

John Favreau, Sofia Vergara, and John Leguizamo. Most movies I end up watching are either horror or scifi. This is an odd exception. More of a comedy than anything.

A divorcee (John F.) gets fed up with his fancy restaurant restraints and decides instead to start a food truck.

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The description doesn’t do it justice on how entertaining it really is. All the characters are lovable and completely believable. Even the main characters son, who joins him on the road.

I usually hate child actors. (they always overact) But this kid is great.

And the food. Omg the food.

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Need another reason to drool?

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I could listen to her talk all day lol

 

 

NEXT

 

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“Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships — and whether they can stay alive.”

This movie is a mind fuck that doesn’t stop. So a sum up would be, Time skips that duplicate people and the repercussions of it.

I don’t want to give away too much but just trust me its worth the watch. If nothing else IMDb has it at 8/10 on sex and nudity and 7/10 on alcohol and drugs. So great party movie.

 

NEXT

 

Fido

This one is simply to explain. The 50’s + Zombies = greatness.

I’ve already said I will watch just about any movie with zombies in it and this one just so happens to be a great example of why.

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Just a simply story of a boy and his pet…zombie.

 

NEXT

 

 

God Bless America

Ah, well intentioned killing sprees. Horrible in real life, can be amusing in movies.

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A dark comedy (the best kind) crime movie directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.

I mean really though, it’s sad how much I agree with the points made in this movie.

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While I don’t condone violence, if there was ever a reason to go on a spree.

^^^^^^ would be it.

 

So there’s a small list of my suggestions. There are a few others I would offer-

  • Skeleton Twins *sarcastic dry humor from SNL stars
  • Cruel and Unusual *afterlife punishment
  • Perfect Host *very strange horror movie with a twist
  • Timelapse *more time traveling drama

I’ll try to keep updating my page though.

 

GG!

Happy New Year!

Ah another year passed. To be honest if no one else made a big deal about it, I doubt I would have even noticed. It’s been a busy and by far the greatest year I’ve had in a while.

At the beginning.

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Me and my love got married 3/20. After being together for over a decade. And it was a great ceremony and reception. Still beyond grateful for everyone who came.

Middle of the year was mostly uneventful but still amazing.

Here’s me very unhappy at my old job

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Here’s me super happy at my new job.

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With my frizzy blue hair

Currently a customer service agent for Amazon. I get to work at home and be with my husband

aaaaaand

 

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Yes Shadowcat was the only addition to our family this year. To the dismay of some who would want to be grandparents.

Once I got working, the year flew by. And since we all know Christmas comes earlier and earlier each year that meant Christmas came in no time.

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Me, me and my brofer, me and Joshs family

And the takings of this holiday–

But the real reason I was so excited for this Christmas was because I actually had money to give gifts.

The best of which was…well an inside joke among anyone who plays Destiny.

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HoHoHo you get a mote of light and a strange coin

And now it’s new years eve. While others may be out partying and making terrible life decisions. I’m curled up on our couch sipping wine and watching Jurassic Park.

So I’ll say again. It’s been a great year. But so I don’t stray too far away from the main point of my blog here are my top list for this year.

Games

  1. Battlefield Hardline
  2. Dark Souls II
  3. Neverwinter
  4. State Of Decay
  5. Borderlands Handsome Jack Bundle
  6. Don’t Starve Giant Edition
  7. ESO
  8. Fallout 4
  9. Mad max

Movies

  1. Jurassic World
  2. Mad Max

Yeah…sorry. I don’t keep up to date on movies. Most the movie I watch came out at least a year before I watched them. But really, with those two…I mean, what else do you need?

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Stop! Owen time!

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Sploosh…

My Friday Night

Just thought to share this.  Instead of playing destiny tonight,  I watched Sharknado  (I really had to convince my tablet that was a real word)

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^Best scene ever.

^Had the best end theme song ever.

Anyway, watching Event Horizon now. More news and more important things when I’m not as melancholy.

GG!