Gameroween 2015: Video Game Characters that make good costumes (Titan from Titanfall)

 

Robots are awesome, period, exclamation point. If they didn’t want to kill us so many times in fiction I would be an advocate for not the fast tracking of robots being made but having two in every house hold. Oh well I guess I can settle for anime mecha, robot movies, and Halloween. However with so many choices in the cybernetic costume arena which does one pick? Well people if I could make a suggestion, how about the Titans from Titanfall. Sure they’re not shape changing aliens from a mechanized planet, or time traveling killers from a post-apocalyptic age; but they are giant, bipedal, combat ready, tanks that can tip the scales in any militaristic engagement. They come in three flavors: the well balanced Atlas, the lithe Stryder, and (my personal favorite) the unstoppable Ogre. They have their strengths and weaknesses but once you see one, and you don’t have one, it’s over. Creating an accurate Titan costume is next to impossible; however if you put in the effort and love big, giant, robots, then your Titan will be glorious. Just don’t try arriving to your Halloween function via orbit, Titanfall technology sadly doesn’t exist yet.

 

 

 

This just in (or not): Titanfall turns one and we get the present.

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Yes people this is truly a year of games, never in resent memory did so many games come out so early. Mileage may very on the quality of said games, but the quote still stands. Not to be outdone the good people at Respawn Entertainment decided, as a thank you to the gamers who supported them through their first year, to make all their current DLC free! So gear up people and start downloading now, who know how long this free lunch will last.

 

 

 

Gift guide for great gamers: Titanfall

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The intro to Megas XLR said it best: chicks dig giant robots! Actually everyone digs giant robots because robots are awesome and making them giant is the most logical choice. Since Mech Assault went the way of the dodo there was a huge lack of giant fighting robo games out there, it took a while but there coming back thanks to Titanfall. A game that’s very Call of Duty-ish (with some Brink thrown in for taste) but instead of getting kill-streaks for doing a good job you get to summon a war machine from the heavens to lay waste to your enemies. Add to the fact of the game’s multiple modes and the ability to unlock other powerful advantages as you play and you come to find Titanfall does Advanced Warfare better than Advanced Warfare. Sadly the game’s only for Xbox One owners & online is required but like life, gaming can be unfair.

That’s Gamertainment – Clueless Gamer: AT&T Stadium Edition

 

Ladies and gentleman I don’t think of myself as that guy who wants to have the biggest or best to be happy, but to have just enough to enjoy my games and live well. I have an average sized HDMI flat screen TV for my three systems and all of that makes of my entertainment spending right there; outside of the odd fast food run and movie. Never did I want anything bigger because I was happy with what I got. Well Team Coco is at it again proving that bigger isn’t always better but it can be quite epic as they was able to play random games on AT&T Stadium’s diamond vision screen in Dallas, TX. It was glorious people and a record somewhere I’m sure: biggest screen that played video game on it, or something. So people if ever become rich, ether by the lottery (which I don’t play) or finding the lost treasures of Atlantis the first thing I’m going to do is take Conan’s advice and rent out the AT&T Stadium and play Titanfall and CoD all night long. I know it’s obvious but I can’t figure out how get Pokémon Y on that big thing.

 

 

 

 

That’s Gamertainment – The top five fools of April

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April Fool’s day is great! It’s the one day of the year where you can openly deceive anyone you want without being labeled a jerk afterward. Usually I try to create an original April Fools post for the site, but this year I decided to post the top five April 1st ‘announcements’ I found on the internet because they’re way funnier than anything I could come up with. Enjoy!

 

 

5. Super Duper Street Fighter 4

 

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Street Fighter 4 is easily Capcom’s greatest IP since they gave Mega Man the ol’ heave ho for some odd reason. As such they try to keep it going as long as possible by releasing ‘new’ versions like Super Street Fighter 4 or the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter 4. Even though fans like myself will always buy the new version because, ‘Hey! It’s Street Fighter!’, but we all know that their doing. Well Capcom isn’t going to let the fan base stop their roll as they just announced the next Street Fighter 4 title – all I got to say its Duper.

 

 

 

 

4. Titanfall: Optimus Prime DLC

 

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Titanfall, for all my nitpicks, is still holding strong as a multiplayer title to while away the hours; so naturally they’re going to strike while the iron is hot with some DLC that is just prime. That’s right, the leader of the heroic Autobots will be players next Titan. Now although Optimus is a peaceful, diplomatic being when the freedoms of all sentient live forms are bring threaten he’ll throwdown like any giant death machine. My only complaint is where’s Megatron?! It ain’t a true metal on metal warfare without the brutal master of the Decepticons. Oh well – I guess we’ll have to wait til the next DLC for meggsy.

 

 

 

3. Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished

 

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Ah Blizzard, if there’s one gaming developer that’s willing to give supporting and butt monkey characters there time in the sun it’s them. Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished is a new fighting (a la Divekick) game in development where it takes those oh so sorry background extras and gives them a chance at the impossible: meaning a crap. From motivational dead wives to magic addicted wannabe rulers Vengeance of the Vanquished has a wide, varied cast of losers to pick from. The stages are as familiar as the bland characters they’re based from, and moves set so broken that you’ll be asking your money back in record time. Want to play a game so bad it’s bad in a bad way, then Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished will give you all that and less this holiday season.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge

 

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Let’s see, Google has:

 

  • Email
  • Maps
  • Apps
  • Calendars
  • Web Browsers
  • Tablets
  • Translators
  • Finance stuff
  • Google + no one uses

 

So why not Pokémon Masters? Yep Google announced yesterday (to throughout today) that they are looking for a Pokémon Master to work for Google. Using the Google map app on your smartphone they want applicants to get as many Pokémon entries as they can by exploring all over the world through forests, deserts, icecaps and yes grasslands. For many this is a once in a life time opportunity to not only to work for Google but to be an official Pokémon Master with business cards and everything. I myself would love to take the challenge but I already have a sweet gig exploring the nature of Pokémon’s dreams with Professor Burnet. I think we’re close to a breakthrough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Will Smith NCR

 

 

Who doesn’t like Will Smith? That’s right nobody, a skilled TV and Movie actor most of the things he’s in are at least entertaining. However did you know he was a rapper back in the day, bet you didn’t. Well he decided to get back into his roots and release a new album called NCR. It’s not ready yet, but he was nice enough to put on YouTube one completed track as an audio appetizer for the things to come. It’s not bad in my humble opinion but we’ll see how the rest sounds when NCR is completed.

 

 

 

 

Mini Game Review: Titanfall

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Never mind the 75+ awards it won last year, never mind the other critics saying that it’s more than what I’m about to say, never mind the hype and listen to your good old friend the One, True, Omnigamer: Titanfall is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with MechAssault with a hint of Brink added in – and that’s it.

 

 

 

Not that’s a bad thing mind you, like CoD games; Titanfall is incredible amount of fun. The combat is well-balanced as players control the agile, adaptable pilots and imposing, game changing Titans. The battlefields are large and varied (they had to be for mech fighting action) so smart pilots can create ambushes or quick escapes when things don’t go your way and Titan can use buildings for cover against enemy Titans or pilots with anti-mech weapons. They even done new things like streamlined the story into the multiplayer (due to the fact that Titanfall doesn’t have a single player) so while you’re fighting they play through the story. Sadly though people with something like this, I expected more. This is a flagship title for the new Xbox One; a physical reason why players (despite the controversies) choose this system over the PS4. Everything said and done, through the standard multiplayer match types, the uninventive weapons, the cookie cutter class customization, and not even a graphical update – Titanfall doesn’t measure up as next gen.

 

 

 

Rating

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Fun’s fun but now is the time to step it up, and today this title fails. Fortunately its pluses out weight’s its minuses so it doesn’t fail outright and the game could become next gen thanks to future DLC (or at least expand the story), but for right now this game ain’t worth the $60 plus tax (thankfully for me I got the Xbox One Titanfall bundle, so basically I got the game for free). Rent it, have fun for a weekend, then return it; the future is now – but not here. Yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games & Gear of 2014 – Titanfall (3/11/2014)

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Now people, you ask any gamer on the street what two games will be the landmark titles that will define the new year and most likely your get Destiny and Titanfall as the answer. Sure they’re FPSes but their take on the genre makes a lot of players (like myself) excited. Titanfall, for example, is an online only game; however it features a single player story. How does that work? By adding elements like NPCs and plot based objectives into its matches. Another plus is that this game is a fantastic hybrid of mech and sci-fi shooter; meaning that normal shooting parts and mech piloting stuff, is all well-balanced and not lacking. Mech Assault 2 and Starhawk tried this, but once someone got in a mech it was over for the non-mech players; in Titanfall having a mech is an advantage but is not a killer app (or I hope not). Finally this title is headed up by Respawn Entertainment, the same talented crew who created the good Call of Duty games, and if we all know one thing the good CoD games excel at is frantic, awesome, balls to the wall combat glory. Pedigree + potential = win; pick this game up on March 11th.