& a happy new year

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Well people that’s it for us for the year. Now not everything went well in 2016, but on the whole it was a good year for gaming, entertainment, and for the Video Game Armada. So what’s in store for 2017? Well you’ll have to come back next year to find out. Till then however, Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

W.S.B.M: Xenoblade Chronicles X

 

W.S.B.M, or What Santa brought me, is one part mini review and the other part showing off what I got for Christmas. I usually write these but like I said in the previous video, a new year, a new Video Game Armada. Enjoy!

& a happy new year

Christmas 2015

 

Another stellar year, another awesome Christmas haul for the Armada staff. Thanks to all of you, 2015 was an excellent year, especially on how we can improve as a fun site for all. But for now we’re taking our holiday days off to relax, recoup, and get ready for 2016. Til then, Merry Christmas!

 

 

Gameroween 2015: Video Game Characters that make good costumes (Crackdown Run Orb)

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Since we’re almost to the big scare day it’s time to make this simple for people didn’t like (or waited to late on) our previous costume choices but need something right away, right now. Crackdown is one of my favorite games, an action oriented title with a killer twist ending. However to get to that ending I needed to chase down and capture a lot of these things. They increased my agility, tested my skills as I collected them and a good time was had by all. Now you can be this helpful icon and its easy to make. Just print out this pic, tape it to some cardboard or yourself and BAM your done. It won’t be the most impressive thing ever but it will be fine for a last minute thing. Just be careful about people dressing up as Crackdown Agents, they may try to run into you to collect you if your costume is conniving enough. Just saying.

 

 

 

Gameroween 2015: Video Game Characters that make good costumes (Dog from Half Life 2)

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You know people I played Half Life 1 and 2, it was a good experience and told a good enough story but I don’t have the almost zealous fervor many of the fans seem to have for this two game series (count the DLC episodes as part of HL2). While it will be a shame if the now urban legend of a sequel, Half Life 3, never comes out I wouldn’t say it will break gaming without its presence either. That being said we can keep the memory of Half Life alive with Costume choices this year. Sure you can pick Gordon Freeman or the best CPU co-op character ever Alyx, however for my choice I would recommend Dog the robotic juggernaut. One: robots are awesome (when they’re not trying to kill you), two: Dog is a bipedal, almost gorilla like robot with super strength and Zero Point Energy device that allows him to grab almost anything, and three: like his namesake he acts likes a loyal dog – short of barking (I think).   So it obvious why you should become Dog today as Half Life fan; however you’ll get bonus points for the complete set. If you’re a couple one dresses as Gordon, another like Alyx, and the pet as Dog; less points if your pet is not an actual Dog but still awesome none the less.

 

 

 

Gameroween 2015: Video Game Characters that make good costumes (Phoenix Wright)

 

You know lawyers are always the butt of jokes, victims of disdain, and often the first people others talk to when Johnny law comes a calling. If Phoenix Wright had a commercial then he would hit all the points. Wright is the main character in probably the world’s first lawyer simulator (and I use simulator quite loosely) where players must determent their defendant’s guilt or innocent (mostly they’re innocent) by using evidence, logic, and sometimes luck. Now even though this series does deal with the heavy elements of murder, the characters and world of Phoenix Wright is quite colorful. Robots, mascot dogs, silver samurais, rock groups, psychics, ghosts, the heart of the cards (not really), and more are part of this awesome Capcom series. So find your bluest suit, put a round gold pin on it, spike your and practice your pointing pose because….

 

OBJECTION!!!
 

But I wasn’t done ye-

 

OBJECTION!!!

 

But…

 

OBJECTION!!!

 

Fine whatever…

 

 

 

 

The Fall of Games: Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Video Series – Agility

 

Now we move on to the most popular stat in the Fallout series – Agility.  For good reason though as Agility is the main stat for standard firearms efficiency , dodging death blows, and stealthy sneak attacks. All good things but the main advantage to Agility is that it increases the effectiveness of V.A.T.S. or the Vault-Tec Assisted Targeting System. That system is what makes Fallout stand out from the rest, it allows players to target vital areas on your enemies  to cripple or disarm or (for 97% of fallout players) shoot / whack their heads off. The more agility you have the better your V.A.T.S. so it’s always a popular choice just for having cool glamour shots in Fallout. Of course you’ll be doing more than shooting things in the game (maybe, I don’t know), but if this is your first Fallout put at least 7 point into this one – you thank me later.

 

 

 

  • 2017

    Let's start the new year on a positive