General Discussion
While I visit every night after midnight to vote in the daily poll, I also check out the latest news in gaming. I recently found something that I'd thought I'd share. I have some thoughts on this and want to know what you think about it as well. Below you will find the PC System Requirements for Batman Arkham Knight. While my PC certainly meets most of the listed requirements, my only issue is that the Ultra System Requirements list a video card that seems to be just a little better than my GTX 690.

So, I'm wondering if any of you are planning to get the game. If you are, I'd like to know what you plan to play it on. This is one game that I think might make getting a new... [Read All]
Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program is a unique game where you take control of designing a spaceship that will launch the Kerbal race into outer space! Apparently it's hard to launch a spacecraft and Kerbal Space Program let's you build your ship and experience the bitter pangs of space launch defeat. Lately many people have questioned games on Steam Greenlight and early access games in general and Kerbal Space Program stands in a crowd of games that rise to the top of what Greenlight and early access can offer. For a few years fans of the game could play it all the way to it's final launch and take part in that journey.

Kerbal Space Program is available today 25% on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows.

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Super Mario 64
I find some of these minute long lore videos to be interesting on occasion. This one features Mario 64 and a brief history of it.
General Discussion
UPDATE: Valve has pulled paid mods from Skyrim.

A few days ago, Valve and Bethesda teamed up for a controversial new program: paid content on the Steam Workshop. What this amounts to in its current form, is that modders can charge for their work through Steam. On paper this seems like a good idea. In practice, it's a nightmare.

To begin with, the split is massively unreasonable. Apparently Valve is letting publishers decide on the split, and for Skyrim mods, Bethesda has decided that they will receive 45% of the proceeds, Valve will receive 30%, leaving only 25% for the modders.

Second off, many mods that... [Read All]
Consortium came out just a little over a year ago, but I've only recently put the effort into completing it. Well, playing it. Completing it is a little more complex than a single play-through. Don't let the cartoon quality of the graphics fool you; there's a lot of depth in this game. If you're at all a fan of Star Trek, LOST, or crazy mysteries in alternate realities, I think you'll dig it.

Consortium operates under the premise that the game developers, Interdimensional Games Inc. (iDGi), have developed a satellite capable of sending a human mind through a digital rift in spacetime. As the player, your subconscious is supplanted into the body of Bishop-6, a diplomat of sorts and a... [Read All]


Grand Theft Auto V
I'm not sure when exactly I found out about GTAV being released (for previous console generation), but I know I spent quite a while impatiently waiting for it. When it was finally released in September 2013, I got it for my PS3. I was one of the many who pre-ordered it at GameStop and was there for the midnight release. My immediate problem with it was that it requires 8 GB free on the hard drive. My PS3 is only an 80 GB model and I had already had enough trouble managing free space. Secondly, the game took a long time to install, but it was all worth it. I thought it was the very best of the series and one of the best looking games on the PS3. I played through it once and Franklin and... [Read All]
Jack and Rich from Red Letter Media/Previously Recorded review the latest PS4 exclusive Bloodbourne. If you love Dark Souls, Demon Souls, Titan Souls, Wayward Souls or Soul music it looks like Bloodbourne is worth checking into. Jack wondered if Bloodbourne was a good enough reason to buy a PS4 and Rich seemed to agree. Not sure i'll pick one up for this game but all the Dark Souls games have come to PC eventually and this might be one I get. The fights look epic and who doesn't love gruesome horror games?
Star Wars Battlefront
More Star Wars goodness from Star Wars Celebration. In-engine* footage looks beautiful! A fine year for all forms of geekery!

November 17, 2015 is the release date, and it's coming to PS4, XBox One, and PC via Origin.

(*Edited for clarity. Thanks @Travis.)
General Discussion
It's so incredible and I nearly teared up. Yeah, just watch it because this movie looks absolutely amazing.

As always, discussion in the comments.
Mortal Kombat X
Mortal Kombat X released this week on PC and the consoles and to the amusement of fans it shipped with some pretty gruesome fatalities. Someone collected all the fatalities and released them in a video I linked above. Some people are saying these fatalities go too far and I see where people are coming from but consider this. When I was my young 90's self I was absolutely shocked and amazed watching Sub-Zero rip out someones spine. Mortal Kombat X has really amped up the gore here and like the Mortal Kombat of the past it pushes some buttons.

Are these new fatalities too much or are they a modern homage to a classic series?
General Discussion
In this Episode of the Cheerful Ghost Roundtable we talk about the Cheerful Ghost Games Club and what we've been playing with that. We talk about replaying Half-life 2, Guild Wars 2, Titan Souls and the recently released Hearthstone on phones. We head to the main Roundtable discussion covering GDC and Valve's final Steam Controller, Steam Machines & Valve's new VR headset. As always we keep the discussion fun and hopefully Travis can answer why robots kept him away from this episode as for now, it's a secret to everyone.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Blizzards digital collectable card game just dropped on iPhone, Android Phone and Amazon phones today. It features a very streamlined interface built with small screens in mind. I played 3 matches on my iPhone 5S today and they ran flawlessly. As someone that isn't really into tablets or playing Hearthstone at the Desktop I love Hearthstone on my phone. As far as I am concerned it's the best way to play it and allows for very casual in and out play.

I recommend you play a match on your phone as they are handing out a free card pack to everyone that plays a game for a time(practice matches included).

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Super Mario Bros. 3
RetroLiberty's Shauntendo64 reviews the Super Mario Brothers 3 hack, Super Mario Bros. 3 remix. This is a game that I am interested in playing as it mixes elements from Mario 2, 3, Super Mario World, Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Sunshine all on the Mario 3 engine. It's a great review and the ROM hack looks like one of the more creative fan versions of the game.
Heroes of the Storm
I guess Blizzard likes me because I have four more beta keys to giveaway. This time I am giving preference to long time Cheerful Ghost users. So if you want a key, hit me up in the comments and i'll send it your way!
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
Recently, I decided to jump back into Diablo III: Reaper of Souls because of an in-game event celebrating the birthday of RoS. Since the bonus was extra EXP and gold, I decided to create a new character, starting with a Demon Hunter. I managed to complete Campaign mode and, since the event was still going on, created another new character, a Monk. I then created yet another new character, a Witch Doctor which seems to have turned out to definitely be one of my favorite classes.

Before that event, I was waiting for patch 2.2.0 to be released, but that event made me decide to jump back in the game early. Now, the wait is over. This comes just in time, since I just finished Half-Life 2, and... [Read All]
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