Archive for September, 2015

Destiny Co-Play Part 6.5

Posted: September 30, 2015 by TerKaDer in Videos
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Hey guys!!! Erik, Kelly and Jason are back playing Destiny. This week they are patrolling the moon. Enjoy.

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Hey guys!!! It’s Steve with Death by Lag. This week I wake up with one arm, run from a creepy girl in a black straight jacket, and make a get away on a white horse as a fire man on a flaming Pegasus chase me down. That’s right it’s the first hour of Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain.

This week Erik, Kelly, Jason, Rick and Steve discuss Hostess and who owns them, Erik’s love of the Snorlax, and Kelly multiplicity as we talk about The Frozen Ground.
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Introduction
Hey guys welcome back to 2 ½ Stars A podcast about movies. I’m Steve, and I’m joined by Erik, Kelly, Jason, Ricky

This week we watched: The Frozen Ground
Written and Directed by: Scott Walker
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack
IMDB Synopsis: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

What did you think

Erik
The secret to getting away with crimes is being the donut shop owner

Stars
Erik:4
Kelly: 3 ½ Stars
Ricky: 3 stars
Jason: 3 ½ stars
Steve: 4 Stars

Next Week’s Movie is: They Came Together

Ending
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Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
Developed by: The Chinese Room, SCE Santa Monica Studios
Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PS4
Release Date: August 11, 2015

Review By: Kelly Anderson

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture is a first person adventure game that takes place in the 1980’s in a fictional British village called, Yaughton Valley. In this 5 hour game, you explore and discover what happened to the village. There are abandoned cars in the streets, sinks full of dishes in the houses and bloody tissues scattered throughout the town, but yet, not quite a sense of panic. You never run into a single person just like the title says; everyone’s gone, the village is completely deserted.

It seems like the majority of what I was doing was seeing what house I could snoop through, but for the most part I couldn’t open the doors and there was nothing for me to pick up. I wanted to learn as much as I could, so clearly I tried to open every door I saw, but only about a third of them would open so that I could explore the building. To learn about the rapture you interact with telephones, radios and televisions that you find within the village.

The only controls you use are the two joysticks for movement and the occasional X button to pick up something. You rarely get to interact with objects and I would have liked more interaction. This was the first time I used the tilt functionality with the PS4 controller, and it got really annoying to me because didn’t always work right away. I came across little balls of light that would either show me the next place to explore or would take shape of people and fill me in on their conversations in a flashback. When I held the controller a certain way for a certain length of time while hearing a radio static, I could listen in. It took me more than half the game to figure out that the tilt was not always the same.

The pace of the game is extremely slow and unfortunately that is the only movement speed, no running here. I mean, I kind of get why, maybe the developers wanted the player to take in the beauty of the game, and take in all the details of the surroundings, and if for some reason you need to return to a location, it is an irritating task! I got so bored of not doing anything other than eavesdropping on balls of light talking to each other and slowly walking through houses and the rest of the village.

This game’s visuals are absolutely breathtaking. You can realistically move through the sheets hanging out to dry as they drape over you. The way you walk through the meadows and the leaves blowing in the wind, I felt like I was really there. Can i please live there? You know other than the blood soaked tissues and the unsettling silence of course. The game also had subtle beautiful music playing in the background.

I didn’t necessarily get all the answers that I was looking for ,butI believe Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is open to interpretation. I think it’s more about people and the mistakes that they make, how they cope through loss and tragedy and how they repair their relationships and connections, rather than the apocalypse coming to this British village. The game overall reminded me of a soap opera but with a gloomy end.

There is no goal in this game, no enemies, no collectibles, nothing much to do but to listen to the characters talk to each other. This game is not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you can get past the slow walking speed then maybe this is the game for you, although, I don’t consider this much of a game. I am looking forward to playing Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture again to see if I can learn anything new since I know that I missed a couple radios and some conversations because I was too slow to follow that ball of light. I believe that this is a game that you do not want to rush.

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Hey guys!!! This week Erik, Kelly and Jason are back playing Destiny and they decide to poke the giant robot eye called Sepkis Prime in the Devil’s Lair. Enjoy

Hey guys!!! This week Erik shows you an easy way to find loot caches in Destiny update 2.0.

2 1/2 Stars – Scream

Posted: September 18, 2015 by TerKaDer in Podcasts
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Erik, Kelly, Jason and Steve discuss Tremors 5, M. Night Shaymalan and the Fonz as we talk about the movie Scream. Enjoy


Introduction
Hey guys welcome back to 2 ½ Stars A podcast about movies. I’m Steve, and I’m joined by Erik, Kelly, Jason

This week we watched: Scream
Directed by: Wes Craven
Written by: Kevin Williamson
Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

IMDB Synopsis: Attempting to cope with her mother’s murder, Sydney and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by a murderer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go.

What did you think
Steve

Erik

Kelly

Jason

IMDB Did You Know

Stars
Erik:3.5
Kelly: 3.5
Jason: 3 Stars
Steve: 3 ½ Stars

Next Week’s Movie is: Kelly’s Choice

Ending
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Title: Fishing Planet
Genre: Free to play, Massively Multiplayer, Simulation, Sports, Early Access
Developer: Fishing Planet LLC
Publisher: Fishing Planet LLC

Previewed by: Rick Burnett

Like many others I was skeptical at first when I heard about Fishing Planet. I thought oh it’s just another fishing game that doesn’t come even close to what fishing is really like. I’ll admit I was wrong to judge this game so quickly. Straight from the start I was very impressed with how good the game looked, from the water effects to the actual fish you catch every thing has some amazing details and effects.

The tackle shop was the next surprise, I was blown away at how much gear they have in the game. Different types of line, rods, reels, and a huge selection of baits and lures. I love trying out new things when I go fishing and this game certainly has enough gear to keep you busy for awhile. The game’s tutorial, while it does go over some basic fishing techniques it lacks some of the more advanced methods of catching fish. It’s because of this that I highly recommend watching some Fishing Planet videos to learn how to catch something other than bluegill. Once you’ve figured out how to catch bass, which is your go to fish for earning money, just be sure to keep upgrading your gear along the way so you can catch bigger and more varieties of fish .

The controls for Fishing Planet are very easy to learn, there are a few things that can be done on the keyboard like moving around adjusting your drag and casting length, but most of the action is with the mouse.. When you finally hook a big trophy fish you’ll know it. It will usually take a few minutes to reel that big boy in. You will actually have to fight the fish to get them in or you’ll break your line. Once you’ve finally saved enough money to buy a new fishing license to go fish in a new area I highly recommend that you do not choose Emerald lake in new york the fishing there is very limited and not worth your money, save up and wait until you are level 11 and go to North Carolina. The most amazing thing about Fishing Planet is that they have so much stuff to use and places to go fishing and yet it’s still in beta. So go download this awesome game for free on Steam and start fishing.

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Destiny Co-Play Part 5

Posted: September 16, 2015 by TerKaDer in Videos
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Hey guys!!! This week Erik, Kelly and Jason dust off their library cards and journey to the Hive library in the Hellmouth to check out some books on… I don’t know what do the Hive like to read. Things about darkness and twilight books?

Hey guys!!! Update 2.0 for Destiny is out and Erik is here to help you find some of the new features in the Tower.