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


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 (Heavy Weapons Guy a.k.a. The Heavy)


I know, I know, I’m a Team Fortress 2 fan boi and there’s like 8 heavies per neighborhood block every Halloween but ‘The Heavy’ popularity is a well-deserved. If you haven’t dressed up as him once for Halloween then do so this year, and if never played TF2 ever in life then you’re doing yourself a huge disservice. Go to steam and play the game –it’s free. Also new comic out, read that too.




Gameroween 2015: Video Game Characters that make good costumes (Weighted Companion Cube)



It is a box, it is a toy, it is sentient, it is the key to victory, it is the ultimate sacrifice, it is your best friend, it loves you and now it is your costume choice for this Halloween. Be proud, and become the elite: the Weighted Companion Cube.





Armada’s E3 picks: Evolve (2/10/2015)


Now I’ve already talked about Evolve earlier last month so I don’t have anything personally to add this time around (the game’s still awesome and I can’t wait to play it this October next February (*sigh*)). However during E3 they added a new player monster to the roster: the Kraken (I can already hear all the “release the kraken!” jokes already). A near polar opposite to the Goliath, the Kraken is a range devastator shooting lightning bolts, mines, and force walls to keep his (or her) prey disorganized, damaged, and soon enough dead. I like this addition because I never relied that more monsters could be added to the game (honestly I thought it was going to be ‘the Goliath’ and that’s it). Now the sky’s the limit with creature creation; who do you think we’ll see next? A giant slime monster that can shape shift, an overgrown lizard that can breathe radiation, robot in disguise? Maybe all three in one, we’ll just have to wait this October next February to find out.





Game Preview – Evolve


Ah Turtle Rock Studios, all is forgiven. I know people I was mad at them for a while. Why? Because after the zombie killing awesomeness of Left for Dead 1 & 2 they went Valve Corp on me and stop continuing the series (seriously Valve, what the spit…). However I was wrong, they weren’t just milking their cash cow to oblivion (I mean, they are); but work on something that could be the next co-op hit of next-gen gaming: Evolve. Imagine people the future, where big game hunting is done on a galactic scale. The ‘prey’: A massive every evolving Goliath that the more it consumes, the more it becomes stronger, faster, and more deadly. The hunters (four in total): are specialized in their fields, armed with advanced weapons, gear, and the number advantage. Now where do the players come in? Four players become hunters and one opposing player will become the monster – all battling on a very feral, dangerous world that could easily kill them as the enemy players can. Evolve will be ultimate co-op experience; will the player hunters be able to work together to stay alive in a hostile world and slay the beast or will the player beast outsmart and outslay everything and everybody on the planet and evolve to the point of being unstoppable. I don’t know but hopefully a release date at E3 will be the first step in answering that question.





This just in (Or not) – Team Fortress Comic #3



Yep the TF2 Mercs continue on to collect their lost members and finally defeat the Grey Mann and his robot hordes…. Uh, maybe. I mean Soldier, Scout and Pyro are in mother Russia looking for the Heavy while Hale is working with his greatest enemy to get back his company. During this there is hot dogs, snow, cursing, epic scout moments, and lots of comedy. I’m sure the epic battle between neutral and evil will come, later but for now read TF#3: Cold Day in  Hell.





That’s Gamertainment – Team Snow Fortess


Well people Spring is finally here (though depending where you are, you’re still getting snow oddly enough) and a lot of people are glad about that fact. Indeed this Winter was not only tough but would come out of nowhere with ‘Thunder Snow’ and ‘Polar Vortexies’ a plenty. However certain you tubers made the best out of a frigid situation and decided what better way to use the white stuff than to make a parody video about one of the best shooters on the market today: Team Fortress 2. Something also tells me if there was  winter in TF2 land this is exactly how it would play out. Enjoy!