Author Archives: The Scruffy Nerdherder

The Devil Made Me Do It- Let’s Play Some Diablo 3





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Nintendo Developing New Console (Oh Yeah, Mobile Game Too)

Let’s Play Dying Light




The Only Ice Bucket Challenge Video I Will Post Because It Is Perfect

Not because it is my favorite band ever, Foo Fighters, but because it spoofs the classic scene from Carrie. Now that Dave Grohl has won, can we stop?

My Favorite Gamescom Games

1. WiLd

2. Rime

3. Until Dawn

4. The Witcher 3

5. Overkill’s The Walking Dead

6. The Order: 1886

7. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

8. Silent Hills

9. Dragon Age: Inquisition

10. Hellblade

11. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

12. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue

13. Sunset Overdrive

 

Two Games, One Emotional Feeling

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It is not often that games can evoke emotion out of me, much less game trailers. Two games yesterday at Gamescom were able to do just that.

First is WiLD from Beyond Good & Evil creator Michel Ansel. It is an online survival game that lets you live out adventures of not just human characters, but animals as well. It is stunning to see and already has me ready to take this journey.

Next up is Rime, a puzzle adventure game where a boy must uncover secrets of a mysterious island. It looks as if Ico and Wind Waker made love and this is their beautiful game child.

No release dates were given for either game. One would guess sometime in 2015, although it is never to early to ask them to take my money now.

Gamora Hot Toys Figure Is The Green Goddess Capt. Kirk Always Wanted

February Is The New October Or Scheduling Game Releases Is A Big “Fuck You” To Gamers

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Evolve, originally slated for an October release has been delayed to February 10, 2015. I am assuming most gamers know this by now, but this was just a jumping off point for something else.

October was loaded with game releases. Almost to an asinine extent. Alien: Isolation, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Project Spark, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, WWE 2K15, The Evil Within, Sunset Overdrive and more all in a one month period with November seeing the release of Far Cry 4, Little Big Planet 3 and Call of Duty. Meanwhile December looks like a barren wasteland.

Some games began moving away from October. Shadow of Mordor moved up a week to September 30, Dragon Age went to November and Evolve as I wrote earlier. This has eased the pressure just a bit, but now a new problem is arising for gamers; February is becoming loaded. The Witcher 3, The Order: 1886, Dying Light, Evolve are releasing in February with Batman: Arkham Knight rumored to be coming out also. Holy empty wallet.

Now don’t get me wrong, I know developers need time to finish their games. Delays do not bother me. Shigeru Miyamoto has said “a delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad” and I wholly believe that. It is publishers releasing these games in a barrage that no gamer can ever hope to afford. I know there are investors and quarterly numbers to hit because, business, but there are also 52 weeks in a year. Will it hurt the bottom line if a game moves from October to early November, or from February to the first week of March?

As a gamer that tries to play every game I possibly can, I am sure I am not alone saying the way overused line “help me help you”. I want to buy what you have! You don’t have to send out your snake oil sellers and convince me to buy a game. We just need a little help. Believe me, you would be surprised how many more games people can afford if they are just given a few weeks time. They will find the money. This is our crack. We want your shit. Give us a chance to hit you up for it.

The Birth Of Shit Pickle

To know me is to deal with a cornucopia of curse words. Most are just flung together in anger at anything from Michael Bay having anything to do with Ninja Turtles to racing in Mario Kart (which makes the cursing in The Wolf of Wall Street look like a Pixar movie).

One word I use frequently is shit pickle. Now this would seem to be two words that have nothing to do with each other thrown together for effect. Not true. I learned of this word from the video above many years ago. I share it with you in hopes the word spreads like the Ebola they are letting into our country.

Thanks to The Angry Video Game Nerd for the vocabulary.

Guess Who’s Back?

10444558_10204215575380666_4541245609895260435_nThat gentleman above you, that’s who. If this photo frightens you, it is because lucha libre’s are a terrifying bunch. Also, they are not normally bearded fat men. Let’s have some fun!