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Friday, September 23, 2011

Steam Weekend Deal: Company of Heroes Franchise

Relic's Company of Heroes-franchise is 80% off this weekend on Steam.
80% discounted? Hell yes! That's 4,99€ in EU areas for the complete series, $9.99 for the US.

Company of Heroes brings a strong narrative onto your PC. World War II hasn't seen a better strategy game ever. The atmosphere is captivating and feels authentic.
The game's RTS mechanics are deep, the cover system is essential, the point-capture-system makes sure the game stays dyncamic rather than having base-rushing like present in Blizzard RTS games.

While the Dawn of War 2 franchise might be more focused on game dynamics due to completely dropping basebuilding, CoH still comes with construction, more ressources, strategic perks and a few more factions, giving you enough freedom to fit into your personal preferences of warfare.

Another great advantage is that all of the 3 games available - Company of Heroes, Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor - are stand-alone titles.
Owning licenses for all of them unlocks the full package, all game-modes, factions and Campaigns, while all of them share the same multiplayer community, regardless of which games you own.
This means you could buy one of the games right now, play all you want and buy the rest when you got convinced by the game's brilliance.

I'll take the chance to shoot some Krauts today. Care to join me?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rant on LotR: War in the North

Yes, this is an announcement rant.
Lord of the Rings: War in the North is gonna be released November 1,2 or 4, depending on your region, and I am going to play that game. And crush it for twisting the lore and not being in line with it for the most part.

I hate to see Videogame Publishers trying to push more and more crappy additions to the Lord of the Rings franchise, adding and mutating established Lore that's been written over half a century ago. The original works have so much room for cool games, yet they fail to adapt them and instead fill games with their own crappy wet dreams.
Only company that's twisted the lore more than WB and associates is Games Workshop, but those at least do some interesting miniatures and write out actual character background to justify their additions.

You see, this is personal. I've always adored the works of J.R.R.Tolkien. All of them. From The Hobbit to Roverandom, over the Children of Húrin and the Silmarillion. My shelf got quite a lot of Tolkien's works standing on it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New F2P Title on Steam: Rusty Hearts

Rusty Hearts appeared on Steam today, adding another Free to Play title to Steam's range.
The game just opened its Beta phase to everyone and is still in development.

Rusty Hearts is a multiplayer online game with fast-paced and highly-stylized brawling combat combined with a solo or team-based dungeon exploration experience. In this gothic inspired world of vampires, half-vampires, and humans, players will be able to unleash devastating combo attacks, engage in a wide variety of epic monster battles, collect valuable loot, and become a unique hero.

Sounds not too bad, huh? Let's take a closer look!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Still no proper Name!

You see, when we started this one, we were thinking about a name that points at contrasting games aka good and bad ones, since we're having a hard time finding a middlepoint between games we like and games we dislike. If we like something, it will get pretty much praised, but if we dislike something, oh lord, Square Enix knows.

So, we couldn't come up with a name, put up "Luka Loves Games" due to Alkaid's and mine love for Megurine Luka.
However, this is just a WIP-Title, and as it is, this title/url will need to be dropped asap, as much as it hurts us to say goodbye to our little Luka-shrine.

We've since changed our minds and want to be more neutral and open, not directly condemning games as bad games all the time, and also provide interesting stuff and news around gaming, which can't be categorized as good or bad anyway.
Still, we put up a special tag for Rants, which also appears in the navigation.
Yes, we will rant. A lot. Especially about how much a certain company sucks.

Still, no god-forsaken neutral name appeared to this very moment, and it's driving us nuts.
So, as we want to take this Blog the next step ahead on its road to disappointment GLORY, we clearly need a name, and that's where you shall feel free and comment on this post, providing us with suggestions while we're preparing more content, reviews and the likes for you.
Sounds fine? Deal. Now get thinking!

On another note, you might have noticed that we love the new Spoiler Tags, which we have two types of: MouseOver ones that only hide some text elements that might spoil you, and hide/show spoilers, that will come in handy for structuring posts and posting a lot of videos.
Quotes are satisfying enough for now, the navigation works, the author widgets are in, Alkaid is getting used to posting and basic html.
Did we forget anything important?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tokyo Game Show '11

It's been a while and the TGS went pretty well, many new things were announced, Prsona 4 Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena was playable, as well as many other really good and fun looking games. So we thought of putting a small summery up here what happend because not everyone was able to attend or let alone fly to japan.

Magicka Content Update/Sale!

As predicted, the Paradox Week on Steam ends with a huge Magicka sale!
75% off on all titles of the franchise, excluding the newly released "Gamer Pack".

The Gamer Pack comes with three new unique robes, inspired by popular videogames.
That is not all there is to today's Content Update, though, as there are two more robes you get for free!

As a Warhammer-nerd, I am overwhelmed by joy about the new "Space Marine" robe. He's quite strong and endures a lot of punishment before going to the ground. His Bolter does not only sound cool, but the shells explode on impact and set surrounding enemies ablaze!
He can charge with his staff, doing no damage to foes, but getting you out of trouble (or directly into enemy lines to do maximum damage).
Immune to Life, your Marine will need to rely on his Regeneration. Poison is no issue to him, and his Power Armor gives him a fire and cold resistance.
He's vulnerable to Lightning and Arcane, so be careful!

Alkaid is more hyped over the "Tron"-Mage who shoots discs that bounce from enemy to enemy, dealing damage to surrounding foes (or friends) until they vanish. He absorbs Lightning but is immune to Life and Arcane (according to description, Arcane immunity still did damage to my mage when I tried)!
You'll never die when reviving your friends with the Tron mage. If you're wet and try to conjure Lightning, it will immidiately heal you. As you don't need to press anything aside from the A-key to conjure Lightning, you can build up tenthousands of hitpoints healed.

One thing that's true for most of the new robes is that Arrowhead is now playing with even more specific traits for robes.
While the Wizard Hat DLC was purely cosmetic and the Vietnam and Patchwork Wizards had their unique starting loadouts, they've been exact copies of the vanilla wizard, aside from their looks.
The Party Robes pack, introducing Tank, Support and Rogue robes changed that, modifiying speed, hitpoints, resistances and spell strength.
With the new robes we got today, even more things got specifically changed to fit the themes of the robes - which traits these are is up for you to find out.

In case you never heard of Magicka before (which is a shame in itself, considering the successful nine months since release), or just haven't picked up the game yet, fear not!

The COMPLETE Magicka set, excluding the new Gamer Pack, is available for only $6.24/6.24€ today. Go for it, people! Only 19 hours left til this sale ends!

Space Marine and Tron are free for all - do you recognize the Gamer Pack robes?