The first Game Of The Year contender arrived yesterday and it's called Nioh. The whole release schedule for games for the first 5 months of this year is INSANE:
Dark Souls 3
Not an evolution...nostalgic to the first Dark Souls..still pure joy. Some of the best Co-Op gaming this year for me.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Best ending/epilogue to a series....best game ending this year...best game ending since Last of Us.
BioShock: The Collection
It's Bioshock. Next year will mark a decade you've been listening to me talk about it, 'nuff said.
WATCH DOGS 2
I really got into Mr Robot this year and this is kinda Mr Robot the game BUT it's the countless hours I've spent having fun in the seamless Co-Op and PVP modes that really got me. I even made it to Master in the leaderboards for Hacking Invasions which are so satisfying when pulled off. This was the "whatever I'll try this game...whoa its great....damn i'm obsessed" of the year for me.
An acquired taste of Art, Style, Lore and Game Play that finally made it to PS4 this year.
I thought my favorite strategy game of the year was going to be XCOM 2 but this one consumed me way way more.
Forza Horizon 3
Best racing game since my second best fave racer Dirt 2. Honorable mention: The best racer ever, Burnout Paradise, is now backwards compatible on Xbox One. Finally!
+ (Deal) Forza Horizon 3/Dead Rising 4 $30 @ Best Buy
Shout to my PS4 pals, the dynamic duo of Jafku & BaraSailey who made the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided NeoGaf OT
These are all the remasters coming out this fall that I'm interested in:
+ Resident Evil 4 & 5
+ Bioshock 1,2 & Infinite
+ Dead Rising 1
+ DarkSiders 1
+ Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
+ Pending an official announcement: Assassin's Creed Enzio Collection
A week ago I bought Dark Souls 3 on xbox one from the Japanese store and have been in gaming heaven. Alas now after 30ish hours I'm stuck. This version doesn't currently have the servers for the online component available and without help I've hit a wall on the two bosses I currently can fight.
+ My new favorite Twitch streamer: Zelda Baking Stream
+ LOSING MY F#%KING MIND!! [SUPER MARIO MAKER] [#32]
+ Dark Souls 3: the best trick From Software ever pulled
I got back into PC Gaming because of the EXCELLENT XCOM 2.
Looking Ahead HYPE
I'm on a Halo 5 kick, playing it daily. On my way to beating Rise of the Tomb Raider. I like that game so much I went ahead and got this DLC:
I don't fucking like The Division and the obscene amount of schilling for it in various gaming sites I was following on twitter made me unfollow them. I'm looking at you VG247. The Street Fighter 5 beta has been pretty good, HYPED for the game's release next month.
I wish I had a kept a gaming journal during all 12 years of this blog's existence but better late than never. I'm going to try it this year. I'm going through a bit of an ADD period with games. I have a huge backlog from the massive amount of releases last fall. And then even older titles than that showing up in the rotation.
- Playing with my Destiny Waifu Sara using the really neat Refer A Friend feature in Destiny. Shout out to Jafku, the MVP of our Fireteam, who got the Platinum Trophy for the game.
- Playing U2 songs in Rock Band 4.
- Finally being amazed by Super Mario Maker. Nintedo better wise up and give us a Zelda and Metroid maker in the future.
Check out Sara's awesome Legend of Zelda tattoo:
Video Game related acquisition: Assassin's Creed: The Complete Visual History
Video Game Links Miscellany
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Dark Souls 3 is my most anticipated game 2016.
Gears of War 4
The Legend of Zelda.WiiU
No Man's Sky
Street Fighter 5
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Valkyria Chronicles Remaster
And that's what my list would look like if I had to pick 10.
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BLOODBORNE is my favorite game of the year. The end.
Even though I ended up with lots of Fallout 4 stuff.
My other favorites....
Today is the official start of the deluge of big video game releases for the rest of the year. And it starts with a bang: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain !! I highly recommend the Prologue.
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Of course I am oversimplifying. When I tell you “sense of direction,” I mean what French neuroscientist Alain Berthoz terms egocentric memory which, he writes, is the “vestibular memory of self-motion.” To use Berthoz’s own example, this means intuitively remembering what it feels like to make one full turn in the dark —a movement-memory stored in the inner ear to call up later and translate, by complicated synaptic algorithms, into a pirouette. Negotiating space using landmarks is, conversely, allocentric memory. Most people, in navigating from A to B, are able to combine those cognitive skills.
All the Spaces Between Us: Struggling to Connect in a Pixilated World
I hope this gets funded. This crew's 1UP show from the mid-00's is still the best video game show ever made.
Almost everyone I know who loves video games — myself included — is broken in some fundamental way. With their ceaseless activity and risk-reward compulsion loops, games also soothe broken people. This is not a criticism. Fanatical readers tend to be broken people. The type of person who goes to see four movies a week alone is a broken person.
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I completed the main story mission in Assassin's Creed 4 today and I have to say that it has one of my favorite End Credits scene. Very touching and sweet. Also, the soundtrack is awesome.
I can't wait for DARK SOULS 2 God damn it!
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
James Kidd, Assassin's Creed 4
I'm down to play some Battlefield 4 with anyone who uses their mic. Ok, back to drowning my sorrows by getting lost in Assassin's Creed 4.
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I'm quite addicted to the Multiplayer Mode of this game. I dare say coming in at 14K out 560K is not bad for my first run-through.
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Today it hit me, this song by Eisley [ "They all sourrounded me" ] reminds me of Zelda and Dark Souls
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