Lack of content

Hey all. So lately. The site hasn’t been updated much due to multiple factors that I would like to explain. For one, I’m now without my computer for almost 2.5 weeks, which really limits my capacity of posting and updating my end of week videos. Granted I didn’t have many chances due to school to do my end of week videos. Also, I personally have been busy working with my robotics team getting ready for our competition in march.

as for rdpete, I can’t say, but that’s my reasons for not posting very often in the last few weeks, but now I’m getting ready to post a lot more as my laptop has some finishing work done on it before I get it back. I am also going to start writing for another much more successful site simultaneously, gamerzitch. Some of the people who have listened to our dnd podcasts may recognize that we have had one of their other writers (loveassassin13) to join us.

So, that’s my update on the status of the site, I’m not abandoning it, but we will be focusing more on audio and video casts. Back to cursing geek squad and all computer repair companies,

Plsmbld (xbl) @plasmaticblood (twitter)

Dungeon defenders

Arcade games some of modern gaming’s best titles and often fulfill the odd yet imaginative fantasies players wish were in AAA games. Especially this last holiday season steam. One of my personal favorite arcade games is dungeon defenders. Dungeon defenders is a newish tower defense hack’n’slash adventure game putting players in the boots of cartoon defenders of a castle. The tragedy of the story in the game is that the players are just the trainees of heroes that helped stop a great evil in the past that is now returning in the castle. Trendy entertainment hit the sweet spot in combining a tower defense with an adventure game with plenty of loot and a unique monetary/upgrade system based on mana.

While the majority of dungeon defenders is spent in dungeons and huge levels in a castle, players also have the chance yo buy and sell items in their own tavern often decorated for the closest holiday. The game also features a kind of pet/familiar system to help boost the abilities and stats of players. The monetary system of the game is mama. Mama has 3 uses in DD, starting with buying/repair/ upgrading towers, applying stat upgrades to weapons and equipment, and buying new equipment in the tavern.

The combat in the dungeons is only describable as addicting. Players are given a certain amount of defense points which limits how many different towers, defenses and traps can be set by all players. These defense points force a certain restriction of strategy on full co op games of 4 players as each of the 4 classes (apprentice, monk, archer, and soldier) offer unique and useful buildings to aid in the defense of the eternia crystals. Eternia crystals are the objective to protect from the multiple waves of Orcs that come with each level.

Dungeon defenders is a great game with multiple dlc’s available on the steam store including character packs allowing players to embody the masters of the original 4.

Back to tamriel and the battlefield and relief of being done with 1st semester finals.

Plsnbld(xbl) @plasmaticblood(twitter)

PS i would put my swtor name, but my HDD killed itself and my computer is in the care of geek squad, so i will continue posting it once i have access to my own computer.

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Review

Hello everyone! Me and Plasmatic Blood have been hard at work doing nothing these past 2 weeks. Playing games and DND we enjoyed ourselves. Plus both of us have Star Wars: the Old Republic (Bounty Hunters FTW) and we’ve been playing the crap out of that game. But I digress, Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony is an alternative history scenario that puts a question in our heads, how did the developers come up with this idea? Basically the British colonize Mars instead of  The New World.There enemies include the Indians who are allied with Martians living on the red rock. I was quickly immersed in the game, trying to dodge incoming fire and at the same time trying to kill the enemy with my beam cannon. The game goes back to good old fashioned 2D shoot ’em up fun. Cooperative mode is available but local only which means hooking up a Xbox controller to your PC.

"Don't cross the beams, it would be bad."

 With the magic of DLC, the already awesome 5 levels expands into more content that you have to purchase on Steam. You can choose 3 other ships with better beams or different fire abilities which all are better on some levels than others. There are 5 difficulty levels, Normal, Difficult, Legendary, Divine, and if you beat all the levels on Divine you unlock Judgement difficulty. I thought Divine was hard enough good luck with Judgement.  The story is weird but solid, the art is old school pixel art that renders remarkably well.

"I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ANY OF THESE LEVERS DO!?!?!?"

Currently this game is running at $5 dollars but will go back up once the Steam sale is over. I loved this game, its fairly short but charming, the ships were great and these kind of 2D games were some of my favorite during the arcade glory years. All in all the good folks at Final Form Games did good on the Indie front.

Happy New Year everyone!

Rdpete

P.S The Minecraft challenge ends tomorrow!