Ethereal Being 1
"This frosty December, we give you guard needs: no longer can you treat your hard working prison officers as robot gaolers. They're going to need their own toilet and canteen and your staff room is about to get a whole lot busier....
Failure to look after their needs will result in a whole gamut of industrial accident that's going to have a very bad effect on the welfare of your prison."
"The idea came when I saw on internet projects of "GameBoyZero", awesome raspberry pi based consoles. I was amazed, but it looked pretty difficult to build one, it was a 3 months work and over 100€ for all components! And last, you need an old gameboy to rip open.
RaspiBoy is conceived such that everything fits together perfectly and the build is a 5 minutes task without soldering!
The RaspiBoy comes as a kit, with easy mounting tutorial PDF and video. Don't worry ! It's super easy and we will guide you step by step. It's very much like a puzzle ! Moreover I hope you will find the tutorial interesting as there will be lot of interesting facts on product design, PCB design, prototyping and so on! "
We break the review in two and start things fresh spoiler free so rest assured that if you watch start to finish we will give you plenty of time to bail during the spoiler section.
Bullets for your pleasure:
- Westworld - Apparently people are watching this HBO show?
- Super Mario Run - Is Nintendos latest game great or merely good? Something else? Perhaps.
- Rogue One - It's the main event and may contain a star war or two.
Super Mario Run is a free to download game that comes with the first three stages at no cost. If you want to play the rest of the game you can unlock it for $10. I didn't plan to do this going in to the game but so far I've just been playing the first version of world 1-1 with the attempt to collect as many coins as possible. So far my high score is 237 but I think I can bump that to 240 with a fair amount of work. I've never spent time optimizing a run in a game before and it's very rewarding to keep doing a bit better than before. I've learned a few things about optimizing a Super Mario Run and might make a tips video for how to collect as many coins as you can. I'm not sure the things I've learned hold over to later stages but they work well in 1-1.
If you have an Apple device and some time you should download Super Mario Run. It's a fun game and even if you just play the first level for way too many hours like me, there a lot to like.
Now that Hearthstone has been out for a few years and received quite a few expansions and adventures how do you keep it fresh? It's an interesting question for one of the most popular multiplayer games around and the developers answered it in a couple ways. First, in the last expansion Whispers of the Old Gods they dropped a new game concept of Standard Mode and Wild Mode. Standard ensures that the game constantly rotates in and out sets in a yearly cycle keeping the game meta fresh. If you want to keep playing with your old cards, Wild Mode allows this and thus Hearthstone took a page out of the Magic the Gathering model of keeping the competative game fresh while allowing you to keep playing the cards you love. Mean Streets of Gadgetzan builds off that but takes it one step further by adding factions. There are nine classes in Hearthstone and in Gadgetzan they fall into one of three factions called the Kabal, the Goons and the Jade Lotus. Each faction has special cards and mechanics that can only be used by the factions themselves creating a interesting way to share neutral cards. Each faction has a theme that carries over to their card design such as the Goons buffing cards in your hand, the Kabal providing magical potions and upgrades and the Jade Lotus stealth and Jade Golem cards. The factions bring an interesting play element to the game and really spice up the classes and have thrown WAY more competitive and varied decks into the game meta.
After I opened Gadgetzan packs I held out on crafting new cards until the meta stabilized. Whereas people are still refining decks and trying out different play styles I think things have settled enough for me to craft a bunch of cards for decks I find really interesting. I really enjoy Reno decks and so far have had a blast playing Reno Priest and my favorite deck of all time, Reno Warlock. Both require you to scrap in the early game for a win but if things snowball in your favor the games can be very rewarding.
So far the cards i've crafted are a Dirty Rat, Kazakus, Aya Blackpaw, Bloodmage Thalnos, Jade Lightning, 2 Mortal Strikes, another Doomsayer, Buckaneer and 2 Jinu Waterspeakers. I'm really happy with those crafts and was lucky enough to open cards such that I had enough dust to craft them.
If you are looking to head back in to Hearthstone or have yet to make the plunge now might be a good time to play it. I am completely free to play and have found the grind VS fun to be a very balanced element. Early on things were rough but I think the game is worth plunking some time into and for people that only have a handful of minutes per day, Hearthstone really fits well.
So far details on Rise of the Rajas is sparse but we do know that it will feature performance updates as well as some major balance fixes.
"This awesome expansion is set in southeast Asia, and brings tons of new content as well as some serious upgrades to the quality of life for our Age of Empires II HD. We’ve had an open beta over the past few months to identify and correct a few performance issues, and with your help we’ve managed to reduce desyncs by 90%! With today’s announcement of Rise of the Rajas, we’re also pushing these performance upgrades live to all of our players for free. Among other things, this makes multiplayer matches much more stable, AND we’ve added multiplayer restore back in, so if you ever DO lose a match in progress to a desync, you can get it back and pick up where you left off!"
The actual red carpet stream starts at 52m26s.
As a bonus Disney dropped a short video of the composer of Rogue One & director Gareth Edwards in the scoring studio. So... musical spoilers below!
Full Throttle Remasted will release sometime in 2017 on Windows, Playstation 4 and the Playstation Vita.
The switch looks great and even if it was just a couple minutes the transition from the TV to playing on the system was seamless.
The new trailer seems to give off a very slick scifi Bioshock vibe I find interesting. 2006 Prey had a very strong voice and stood out in a world of very derivative shooters and hopefully Arcane Studios new game can too.
Does that sound like a new game?! Well, that’s because we’re building Specter of Torment from the ground up so that it can be a completely unique standalone experience.
While Plague of Shadows followed an alternate parallel campaign, Specter Knight travels a new path in this amazing prequel. It’s your mission as Specter Knight to recruit the Order of No Quarter for The Enchantress! Specter Knight’s campaign truly is his own adventure, and we can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it this Spring."
Happy to see the updates they promised in the Shovel Knight Kickstarter get even better than they original intended. Shovel Knight was a very successful game and I imagine this is fueling this extended development. For the Shovel Knight fans that loved the original, did you play through the Plague of Shadows content and if so what did you think of it?
But don't take my word for it checkout the collider article below.
If you are craving even more Breath of the Wild check out the Nintendo let's play below.
Oh and if you are into Nintendo's Amiibo check out the article below about some special Zelda 30th anniversary collectables. I bet they will be SO EASY TO FIND AND ABSOLUTELY IN STOCK EVERYWHERE SO DON'T FRET K, NINTENDO IS SWELL AT MAKING THINGS AVAILABLE IF THEY ARE IN DEMAND! (Sorry everyone, i'm still bitter I can't get a Nintendo Classic)