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I’m gonna need Sony to get a better preshow


Like bruh that preshow was drier than a fucking saltine cracker. The shit I caught was so “who gives a fuck?” when even your announce team can’t sound hyped about the shit you are trying to get them to show either you hire a new team or else give them some FUN SHIT TO TALK ABOUT. Wow a PSVue commercial, I think Microsoft broke their brains. Welp it looks like the new Uncharted game, Lost Legacy. Looks like a Tomb Raider killer(though I didn’t know anyone wanted poor Laura dead). Okay, this looks fun an expansion pack for Horizon Zero Dawn. Okay, they are trying to copy Microsoft’s game after game format from last night. Might have worked out better if they had put it on “Live from Playstation” and there are lots of frame rate drops, though it could be the amount of devices I have on my internet(somebody needs a new more powerful router).

They are showing off the biker game again, and they have dead bodies as props hanging behind the screen on stage ooookay. Days Gone, it’s an interesting looking Zombie Survival game(which really aren’t my thing but I will admit when they look good) the quick time events were pretty smooth, okay maybe it was the channel I was watching because it had some weird person talking over Shawn.  Had to switch that, I guess I picked the wrong playstation feed. It’s kind of funny Microsoft used the same stage as last year and Sony is using the same theater guy with a giant sword on his back I wonder what game this is… Monster Hunter World Meh.

I will expand on each of these later I am actually blogging this as I watch. Looks like they either remastered or else made a sequel to Shadow of the Colossus. Must be a remaster didn’t say 2. They also showed off Call of Duty WW2 and Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. Then we got Skyrim VR because you wanted to pay them for Skyrim again admit it. Another VR game called Star Child. This is the VR portion of the show, they just showed off a game called Inpatient, and now FFXV VR Monster of the Deep okay fishing was always fun in FFXI, this MIGHT be cool. (more…)


Bethesdaland, hey hey they called it that


Bethesda started off their show with the kids of some of their content creators. Then the CEO came out which after the year they have had of course he is happy to do as many victory laps as you allow. They start off with a new VR offering which I still ain sold on VR yet so this game looks alright but I ain worried about it even. Doom VFR hmm okay and second up is apparently Fallout 4 VR which they talked about last year, not a surprise but hey it is still pretty looking. Then they go to Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind. Again when I tell you these are nothing but victory laps for Bethesda they made a lot of bets last year and most of them paid off in spades.

Now they are talking about all the mods that have been downloaded for PS4 and Xbox one, uh oh Creation Club. Bethesda is finding a new way to get all of your money, just give them accesss to your bank account now, they are coming for you duckets. Now Bethesda is talking about a strategy card game: Elder Scrolls Legends:Heroes of Skyrim. I guess hearing that people actually liked Gwent and downloaded the preview gave them license to gone ahead and get up in that genre. Looks like it is just for mobile though interesting call. (more…)


Microsofts E3 part 2


if you read the earlier post you see that Microsoft brought the games to E3 2017, not some of the unfortunate canceled titles from 2016 but a whole range of new ones with all different levels of Experiences being offered. Now understand for the most part this isn’t the grand daddy show oh no Microsoft I believe is going to do it again on either Tuesday or Wednesday this was basically just “Hey this is our new hardware and the games we will be showing off this week.” And with 42 games in all they have created quite a buzz. Anyway next up on the list was

Cuphead, this game has been kicking around for a few years it looks like an old school cartoon I mean early days of color style cartoon. It was just a quick reminder and a release date but it is nice to see an anticipated game come out instead of being canceled(say like Scalebound, that game looked cool as shit). It’s basically a side scrolling shooter but it could be fun.

Crackdown 3, crackdown one was a fun game that we all liked til my 360 broke, Crackdown 2 came out and became the game that NOBODY talked about(I guess I could look it up) I didn’t get a chance to play it because my Xbox 360 finally died and I wanted a blu ray player so I got a PS3. The action proposes to be more over the top and they have PROMISED fully destructible environments, it has a release date now so lets see if they can deliver. And with Terry Crews as one of the voice actors you know you will be constantly hyped up, as you can see in the trailer he is having way too much fun in his shiny outfit. Yall den gave TC a big gun, a microphone and told him go HAM smh it’s like they want a Cole Train in Crackdown 3. Come on now I know as you level up so does your gear “Step up your Boom” though, have they not seen an Old Spice commercial? (more…)


Xbox One X? XOX tired of the Bone jokes are we Microsoft?


Not that the term Xbone X won’t become a thing, cause it probably will, looks sweet though. And yes, yes I know how game fanboys are people are gonna be all about “specs mean nada, what about the games” welp as Phil announced 22 exclusives with double X enhanced experiences(Hmm the XX I like it, almost porno graphic yup they had to see this coming). Now to be fair, I got so bored trying to wait for the conference to start that I missed the beginning of the show so I watched someone else’s live stream and wound it back. I wanted to make sure I got the console name right before I started Blogging about it. SO the important shit:

The Xbox One X is smaller(it’s barely larger than the controller I guess they got tired of the SIZE comments cause people only like their Dicks, Tits, Asses and TV’s big smh), it looks sleeker, comes in an almost either matte black or else Gun Metal Gray. It is also Launching as a Scorpio(IE between October 22 and November 21), they didn’t keep the name but at least they dropped it around the right time. I know I am currently watching the mixer stream, but they are dropping these exclusives like crazy, a new Metro(which I will get into detail with later), Forza 7, Deep Rock Galactic, State of Decay 2, The Darwin Project, okay and now they are talking about a minecraft update. It almost looks like Microsoft is saying “take your claims of 4k gaming not being possible and our lack of games along with your PS4 Pro, without a 4k bluray player even though Sony makes it, turn that sum bitch sideways and shove it straight up your ass. (more…)


Watching the EA replay for E3 2017


I haven’t played Fifa since it debuted back in the 90’s, I guess that Fifa 2017’s story mode was of so awesomely appreciated that they have moved it to Madden 18. Which of course is interesting since a “build you own player from scratch mode” has been a part of 2k for at least 4 years now. Granted, 2k had to go all out in Basketball because EA bought sole rights to American Football way back in the day. Let’s be real, Madden almost ALWAYS looks good, it’s EA’s meal ticket and it gets MOST of their resources. Madden has been that shit since it was Sega versus Nintendo, epic all nighters where your ordered pizza, wings, and possibly bought beer if you were legal. Now of course Football is football save for a few rules changes here and there, players getting older, and teams changing, it is pretty much the same year after year.

EA’s next offer was Battlefield, they are about to add the Russian front. To be honest I didn’t buy battlefield one, I am not a big fan of the musket style weapons, thus anything older than like the 1960’s I tend to avoid. I see that people have had fun with it, I ain mad, it looks cute but it just ain my bag. They do appear to be going ahead and adding more content and detail though which is always good, I am happy that in this newer digital age that a game is no longer old and finished after you buy it. I like updates, DLC is sometimes hit or miss but the option for it has made gaming a lot more interesting. EA focused on a lot of players experiences in battlefield 1(which I can WATCH people play battlefield just not play it myself) which were varied and hilarious. (more…)


Hidey Ho, Primal the blogger here


I got a moose in the next room(My nephew) and I am waiting for my pre-order to come through. Yes I pre ordered Injustice 2, the first one was extremely fun and while I waited til it was long in the tooth to buy it I had a blast playing it way on the PS4. I got I2 for the X-bone though. The only annoying thing, I misread WHEN it would be available, I saw 11 o’clock I thought they meant eastern time. No, Primal they meant in your Time Zone because it’s available at midnight.

So guess who just tried to play Injustice 2 54 minutes early? Yes I know most likely by the time I finish this blog, edit it, mark it up and yadda yadda it will probably be midnight, but that doesn’t change the fact that I was rushing, a game, that I already paid for, because I am an impatient ass.(Eikichi is somewhere laughing hysterically in agreement right now, so fuck him in advance). (more…)


It’s about damn time Sony


FINALLY PLAYSTATION HAS COME INTO THE EXTERNAL STORAGE GENERATION! 

Yes it has to be said like that, it has been a sticking point since the middle of the extended console generation of the Xbox 360 and the PS3, Sony has been dicking around with allowing you to use external hard drives to save your games(not you save files but the games themselves) and transport them around. It was actually one of the BIGGEST role reversals in the last two console generations, with the PS3 Sony was DRM’d down and as horror stories came out about it folks were flocking to the Xbox 360 for the free gaming experience and the lack of hardline when it came to whether or not you could buy, sell, or rent the games. Unfortunately when it came to the Xbox one Microsoft jumped too far with the “always on, always connected to the internet” rhetoric when it came to the Xbox one. You had to have the camera(which they had an understandable reason for, it wasn’t explained well) and so was them wanting you to always be connected to the internet(for constant software updates) once again their messenger SUCKED.

The one thing that they DID present correctly was the ability to buy external storage to boost your Xbox One from 500 GB internal(which was what most of the initial consoles of both companies shipped with) to 500 internal plus whatever size external drive was available at the time. In 2013 that would most likely have been a 1 tb, which at the time would have been pretty good for an external drive, and I’m sure if you had an arm or leg to spare you might even find a 2 tb or maybe a 3 tb of the storage with it’s own power source. (more…)


The Open Beta for Ghost Recon: Wildlands


So there is a new Ghost Recon coming out(hey they blew the dust off Rainbow Six so why not) it is set in Bolivia going after a drug lord. Excuse me, I am acting like you know this game: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. In the middle of last generations console wars(Ps3, Xbox 360, and yeah it was just them lol) a bunch of Tom Clancy games were release by Ubisoft among them were:

  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • Tom Clancy’s Endwar
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

Most of these games were set in “the modern era” I have that in quotes because it mostly meant cold war to present(which at that time would have been the mid 2000’s) and took you through a lot of detailed and varied environments. The Rainbow Six series took place in mostly urban/populated environments while Ghost Recon tended to be battlefield/wide open areas where cover was usually vegetation and team based strategy was at a premium. The games in bold were my favorites, and some might wonder how is that different from Battlefield(wide open spaces) and Call of Duty(urban/populated environs with lots of team based strategy). That is simple, prior to the success of the Rainbow 6 series Call of Duty tended to be set in word war II or at least have World War II style weapons and action and Battlefield as well. Now there is nothing wrong with historical fighting games, but Tom Clancy games made use of modern technology and modern weapons. (more…)


Madden 17 first play through


If you read my last post you know I just purchased Madden seventeen for a soon to be Tubman(currently still Jackson) and after waiting for it to download overnight(at damn near 30 gigs it took a minute) I didn’t get a chance to play it. I saw it was downloaded this morning didn’t really want to rush a play through because A) Madden ALWAYS changes shit, they add a new juke, change the tackle buttons, change the shed block buttons, fuck up the rosters, and of course they added this new MUT (Madden Ultimate team) and Draft Kings thing who knows how many maddens back but it is obviously here to stay.

Anyway so this years changes were basically they added “Quick Time Events” to the running and tackling, last year they allowed you to fight for the ball in the air so you could be aggressive going for the ball, you could get ready to run after the catch and I think there was just like a Possession(say if you just wanted to catch the ball at the spot). They also made it so that the right thumb stick added either extra oompf or else a few tricks to some of your moves. Defense you could do a peanut punch(try to knock the ball lose) offense it allowed you to do more juke moves, but you could still just do the old whenever you felt like it one button touch moves, now with the quick time events(which I have yet to get right) yes you MIGHT get an awesome result out of it but you probably just gone get tackled. (more…)


Aaah Dumb Luck my old friend, how I’ve missed you


As most folks know Sunday is the Superbowl, Superbowl LI to be exact. What most people DON’T know is, I ain watching it. Normally I don’t watch the Superbowl unless my team (the Philadelphia Eagles) are in it OR it’s a classic match up. By Classic I mean like 4 years ago when it was the Broncos vs the Seahawks that was a classic Offense vs Defense battle. Denver was the offense and Seattle was the defense, Seattle won. 3 years ago I watched because it was that vaunted Defense versus Bill Belicheck, and as usual with a little help from the refs(and one of the most BONEHEADED offensive play calls in the HISTORY OF FOOTBALL) the Patriots won. I say a little help from the refs because they ignored two pass interference calls. One of the drive before the Patriots took the lead, and it wasn’t even a close call. Patriots player was falling, Seahawks player had nothing but air and opportunity in front of him, Patriots player did what he was supposed to do, DON’T give up the BIG PLAY. Spot foul, 1st down and you live four more downs. Except the refs decided, welp that’s all he could do no foul. And then the goal line, you can’t shove a guy out of the way to intercept the ball that is ALSO PASS INTERFERENCE. Granted the pass should have never been thrown you have a timeout, Marshawn Lynch, and the ball at the Half Yard Line:RUN THE COT DAMN BALL. Last year was offense defense again: Carolina vs Denver thing is(and I kinda feel for Cam Newton on this one, Cam showed up the rest of the offensive players not so much) this time DENVER was the defense and defense won again.

Now We have Atlanta vs New England, not really a classic match up. It will be two teams trying to run up and down the field on each other meh, so what. Thing is though, as it is a sports leagues Giant Stage sometimes you get sales on related Merch(NBA finals you might get that years NBA Game for free or cheap), World Series (Baseball games are cheap), and SuperBowl weekend Madden 17(the 2017 edition) is now on sale for 20 bucks, 67% off because, because they said so that’s why. I have been trying to find Madden on Sale for a minute now. I almost bought it on Christmas but I had other bills to pay, plus Christmas you ain supposed to buy yourself crap. (more…)