Taking your phone in the spa can adversely effect your life in more than just the lack of a phone; I'm just finding out about the steam summer sale! Well, its day 3 and lets take a look at the flash sales.
Broforce: Reddit Steam Broforce is a great couch co-op send up of metal slug and 80's action heroes. I played this game with my kids and their friends as well as alone and it is great either way. With names like Rambro, Snake Broskin and of course Brobocop, 80's action movie pop culture definitely adds to the enjoyment its not necessary. Its not at its lowest price ever, but its close, so get this and play it, or check out The Expendabros for free!
Tomb Raider: Metacritic Reddit Steam The Tomb Raider reboot surprised a lot of journalists when it came out; it had the heart of the original with modern day third person mechanics. Couple with a good story and what we have is a solid prequel to Lara's tomb raiding adventures*. (*coming soon)
Trine 3: Steam 3D early access sequel to Trine and Trine 2. Puzzle platformer in the vein of Lost Vikings (too old?). You control 3 characters; wizard, knight and thief, that have different abilities that you can use to solve puzzles. This one also has co-op couch (local) as well as internet.
Also of note, Smallworld 2, based on the board game 80% off and Little Inferno, dark game about apocalyptic winter and burning things 75% off.
REMEMBER! Don't buy unless its a flash sale and wait until the last day to buy if its not. Happy saving.
Jun 13, 2015
Jun 4, 2015
Well holy shit everyone. This is cause for celebration. I feel like there should be a collective nerd chant just screaming “fallout! Fallout! Fallout! FALLOUT!” Regardless of what I wish we could all do, I’m sure we are all in agreeance that this trailer kicked major ass. This is one of the most anticipated sequels, let alone games, of all time. The only game more anticipated than this is probably Half-Life 3 (get your shit together Vavle). Instead of doing the usual what did and didn’t work though, today we’re going to just kick back and drink a Nuka Cola, ignore the +rads, and focus on the pure nuclear glory that is this trailer. Let’s dive into the vault and dissect this trailer.
We’re Back Wastelanders!
Where to begin other than the wasteland? The only other thing that doesn’t change in Fallout other than war, is the Wasteland. It’s still full of desert...lots of desert, scumbags, Enclave, Brotherhood of Steel, Mysterious Strangers, Ghouls, Robots, and shit all blown to pieces. However, this time we’re in Boston as confirmed by many Bostonians calling out all the landmarks (in real life not the trailer obviously). Many speculated that this would be the next local and we were right! This time though, it looks as if we can do much more exploring inside more common buildings, and possibly even have transport available to us, i.e. airships. But more on that later. We see an interesting dichotomy between prewar Boston to postwar Boston and wow have things changed. It is worth noting that the amount of prewar footage shown seems to indicate some sort of playable sequence in that era, which is always welcomed! I’m just glad to be back.
I said we’d get to it, and here we are. I always said to a friend of mine that the only thing to make Fallout more interesting would be a way to quickly traverse the Wasteland without fast travel or slowly jogging like a girl like all of our characters did. And now it seems more obvious than ever that we are actually getting that in the form of airships. They are extremely prevalent throughout the trailer, and as we know, Bethesda doesn’t put something in that much without there being a reason for it. Most are hoping that they are actually controllable and not just spectatable, much like the lame ass dragons in Skyrim. Don’t do this to us Bethesda….this means too much to all of us.
The Gang(s) Is/Are Back!
The Brotherhood of Steel looks strong as ever and the Enclave seem to be regrouping in Boston as well. There are also some street posters that indicate more street level gangs that we are used to getting involved in. Factions are a huge part of Fallout, and it looks like each gang is turning into an army. Choosing a side could be more fun than ever (Brotherhood of Steel all the way bitches).
As we could see in the trailer, the power armor that is being worked on in the garage/shop seems to be on display as if you could repair or customize it with much more precision and detail, as never seen before in previous games. It would be awesome to be able to more specifically repair your armor as well as customize it, possibly creating your own faction. Also, it is worth noting that the main character’s Vault 111 garb looks much nicer and a bit different than previous Vault clothing. Maybe you can even customize the logos on existing gear, or their Vault was just fancier than everyone else’s.
The Main Character
What really set this trailer aside from the other Fallout games was the character speaking at the end. When he spoke I almost lost my shit. Now, this could possibly just be voice work simply for the trailer, but it would be awesome to finally have a character that speaks and is acted by voice talent. I don’t think it would take away from the usual Fallout experience, but merely enhance it. It is a departure, but a good one I think.
If you’re not shitting your pants in excitement already, then you’re either dead or a ghoul because this game looks like a glorious masterpiece. I can’t wait to see more coverage at E3. You should be excited for this game and I think this trailer did everything to get you to lose your mind with excitement.
As always, let me know if I’m just dead wrong, or if you agree with me. Are you crapping your pants? With excitement I hope...Have you preordered it yet? If so, may I have your copy? Sound off below! Thanks for reading as always and please follow me on Twitter @HaneyCasey.
My name is Casey Haney and I'm an aspiring movie critic and blogger. I love to stay on top of entertainment news and enjoy reading personal editorials in the realm of comics and comicbook movies. I have a website with my friend Richard called SlackerNerds.com where we review movies, TV, video games, and comics. Check it out and follow me on Twitter @HaneyCasey