Ding – Xbox One SmartGlass

Xbox-Smart-Glass

 

Congras! You got the Xbox One, one of the newest, most advanced consoles on the market today (despite some day one issues – like the PS4 when it first came out). Now I’m sure you people are already finding out a lot about the features, the functions, and the sweet game library line-up. However there is more than meets the eye here and it’s available outside the console itself.  The feature is called Xbox One SmartGlass and is something that can have many uses in gameplay.  Basically it’s an app that players can download into their smart devices (Windows, Apple iOS, and Android generally) and from the console to certain games, players can use special functions. For the X One, it acts like a touch remote that controls selecting, searching, surfing (the web), etc.  However in games, SmartGlass will act as a third option during gameplay. My favorite example is the Dead Rising 3 Demo where the player called in a airstrike (or mortar strike) using SmartGlass – and that’s just one way a game could use it. Having SmartGlass isn’t essential to your enjoyment of Xbox One but it’s so freaken cool and useful that not taking advantage doesn’t make much sense.  Well I know I’m going to use SmartGlass once I get my Xbox One, and of course do a produce placement review on it –in time.

 

 

 

Ding! – Borderlands 2 DLC Available (Already?!) part Deux

 

OOOHHHH YEAH!!!!! CAN YOU DEFEAT THE BADASS CRATER OF BADASSITUDE IN THE LATEST BORDERLANDS DLC – MISTER TORGUE’S CAMPAIGN OF CARNAGE!!! WOOO!! I KNOW YOU CAN PLAYERS BECAUSE YOU’RE ALL HARDCORE B@D @$$ES WHO WHUPPED JACK AND SPANKED CAPTAIN SCARETTE IN HER SKINNY BOOTY! BUT DON’T EXPECT TORGUE TO GO EASY ON YOU HE, LIKE HIS GUNS, ARE EXPLOIVES AND EXTREME! HE TURNED A BIG CHUNCK OF THE PLANET INTO HIS PERSONAL THUNDERDOME AND IS RECRUTING VAULT HUNTERS TO FIGHT IN IT! THE PRIZE – ANOTHER VAULT (AND WHO KNOWS WHAT’S IN THERE)! THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU GET A TRAINER(S), THE BAD NEWS IS THAT THEY’RE CRAZY, THE LOCATIONS ARE DEADLY, AND THE ENEMIES  YOU’LL BE FIGHTING WILL BE HEAVY ARMED, MOBILE, AND REALLY, REALLY WANT TO KILL YOU! GOOD! BECAUSE  MISTER TORGUE’S CAMPAIGN OF CARNAGE WOULDN’T BE A CAMPAIGN OF CARNAGE WITHOUT A CAMPAIGN OF CARNAGE! BUY THIS DLC NOW A PROVE YOUR BADASSITUDE TO DAY, MISTER TORGUE DEMANDS IT!

 

 

 

Ding! – PSY & MC Hammer team up at the 2012 American Music Awards

 

 

PSY and GANGNAM STYLE is awesome, which should be clear by now. If that’s not clear then watch this version that was performed at this year’s American Music Awards with special guest star MC Hammer.

 

 

 

 

Ding! –– Mechromancer is live in Borderlands 2

Meet Gaige the Mechromancer: if she’s not killing you with a big robot then she’s killing  you a with a big gun. She’ll fit in just fine in Pandora.

 

That’s right Gaige, also known as the ‘girlfriend’ class (because of the ease of the character’s playing style), is now available for download and play Borderlands 2. Now if you all were like me and pre-ordered the game you were instantly joined into the Borderlands 2Premier Club; which got you not only Gearbox golden guns, a vault hunter relic, and a golden key but the ability to download the Mechromancer class for free. Sadly if you did not pre order the game you might have put some bills down to get this technological terror. I’ve spend some one on one time with her and I must admit having Deathtrap (her action skill) alone does make the game easier by comparison. That rocket powered rumbler is amazing; he can fly, hunt down enemies and destroy them almost single handedly. He even invincible and only is truly defeated when his 60 sec timer runs out. However what saves this class from being over powered is that the class tress themselves are double edged. For example the ‘Ordered Chaos’ tree is all about buffs and single DPS but at the cost of other stats and even health. The ‘Best Friends Forever’ tree is a safer choice for those not feeling daring but don’t expect to any real damage without Deathtrap. Finally the ‘Little Big Trouble Tree’ is all about status pain – if you like burning, melting, slagging or electrocuting this is the tree for you. These three trees here are for the experts, choosing which abilities will work best will separate the bots mastsa from the bot ‘last’sas. As for me; Gunzerking was fun, but I’m due for a change and Gaige has the right tools for the job. 2nd play through here I come.

 

 

 

 

Ding! –– Gangnam style parodies

 

Welcome to a new segment called ‘Ding!’ (which is not associated with Bing), where we at the VG Armada adds on to a subject we posted on before, enhancing it, as it were. So what am I going to talk about today? Why Gangnam style of course. Yes people it is a international hit; I know it, you know it, YouTube’s knows it – and you know YouTube’s never wrong. So like most online darling music videos, parodies are bound to happen. Here’s some of our favorites, enjoy!

 

 

Klingon Style

 

 

So I bet you all think that humans are the only ones with ‘style’ in the Alpha Quadrant, but you are wrong. The warriors from the House of Comediva shows that Klingons are only feverent fighters but excellent dancers.

 

 

Kim Jong Style

 

 

Not to be outdone by their freedom loving counterparts (South Koreans), the new leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, created his own style music video (not really) to show why oppressive military dictatorships are the way to go.

 

 

Hongdae Style

 

 

Gangnam in GANGNAM STYLE is actually a place (or a district in Seoul rather) in South Korea. As such PSY is singing (and dancing) about how his hometown is a cool/happening place. However this parody vid shows that Hongik University, Hongdae for short, is also a cool/happening place as well.

 

 

Deadpool Style

 

 

How do you out crazy GANGNAM STYLE?  Why add Deadpool to the mix, of course!

 

 

Nintendo Style

 

 

It’s Mario doing Gangnam Style, my life is complete now.

 

 

Update (10/5/12): Gangam Guile

 


 

 

TrueBackLash here, adding some late arrivals of a favorite Street Fighter of mine.

 

 

 

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