Pokemon GO has been taking up plenty of my free time. Server connection issues, client lockups during the catching phase, and the wonderful issues with tracking have caused some frustration, but I am determined to catch them all. I've currently caught 65 of the 68 seen. I missed a Snorlax my brother and I were tracking (he caught it), client froze when I found a Pikachu and Vulpix. The server instability does cause the Nerdrage Meter to climb, but I take a deep breath and carry on with my journey. My neighborhood is a ghost town for stops and gyms, but the park I frequently visit to hike has a stop and a gym. My girlfriend and I will both pop an incense and go for a nice walk, and other days my brother and I will just post up at the gym and fight the good fight against Team Valor. There is also a pizza place right next door, and we think the employees there are always taking the gym back from us. We were completely spanked during our last visit. It doesn't look like Team Instinct has much of a presence in Bridgeville. The game is simple, fun, and I'm loving all of the stories I read online about it bringing people together. I can't wait to see what features Niantic adds next. Go Team Instinct!
AGDQ wrapped up early Sunday morning. If you weren't able to catch any of the broadcasts, they are still available over at Twitch. Here is a list of a few of my favorite events.
January 5th 5:50 PM - 2P1C Super Metroid Any%
This was fantastic. I have a hard enough time trying to match the speed of these runners when I have full control of my gamepad, but two players using the same controller? Ridiculous. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iboAVraoMTY
January 6th 8:18 PM - Super Mario Maker
I've seen a few videos on YouTube of players running sadistic creations from the minds of fellow gamers, but this was really impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3An7eUsnUc
January 7th 4:14 PM - StepMania
I missed this one initially, but Daryl told me I really needed to see it. I'm glad I did. I was really sad there wasn't a Tetris event this year, but the StepMania run made up for it. The whole demonstration was great, but skip to 26:45 if you dare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQYBzEreO5k
January 8th 5:22 PM to 8:20 PM - Mega Man block
I love the Mega Man franchise, and I couldn't decide which run to choose.
Mega Man X https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIbRP_NqmpE
Mega Man 9 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2p1GpD_IIc
Mega Man 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE6RoKt9tJk
Mega Man 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab9_AjMPP5o
January 9th TASBot/Legend of Zelda Link to the Past/Super Metroid
I will bow to the TASBot overlords when the robot army enslaves humanity.
TASBot vs Brain Age https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U22_noWVwsE
TASBot vs Mario Kart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dedwDZxKnkI
TASBot vs Zelda 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nikHxEwAddw
TASBot vs Super Mario Brothers 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA--2KMwWPk
The reverse boss order run for A Link to the Past starts slow, but worth the watch. The commentary throughout the run is fantastic. i couldn't find a clip for the run, but you can skip to 20:03:30. http://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick/v/34377308. The Super Metroid RBO run can also be found at this link. Skip to 22:51:20.
I was trying to be good. I really didn't need to add any more titles to my library, but the sales. Oh so many sales. At least I'm playing them right away and not letting them collect virtual dust.
- Damned (4-pack)
- Metal Gear Rising
- Metal Gear Solid V
- Spacebase DF-9
- Neverending Nightmares
- Space Run
- Rooster Teeth vs. Zombiens
- Gates of Horizon
- Shadow Warrior
- Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
- Gods Will Be Watching
- Fight the Dragon
- Shovel Knight
- Super Time Force Ultra
- Ancient Space
Ok I picked up more than I thought. I would also like to add Bad Rats: The Rats Revenge. Drizzle decided to send this one to me. I don't know why this didn't win game of year back in 2009. Bad Rats is a physics game where the goal is to use the items provided and find a way to kill the cat. So far I've set the cat on fire, electrocuted it, Shot its face off with a shotgun, had it mauled by a dog, dropped a safe on it, and had it chopped to pieces with a chainsaw. Is it a good game? Meh. It is strangely satisfying to play this on days when my furry beast is driving me crazy.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe night. I spent my night playing Cards Against Humanity and drinking plenty of good beer. This new year is also a new beginning for Team PUNI. The site has received a little love. We've been using Squarespace V5 since we started, and it was time for a change. We're now on V7 and loving it so far. We're still making some adjustments, but hopefully everything will be done soon.
The Steam Summer Sale has been running for a few days now, and I told myself I was going to be good this year. I already have a large collection of games purchased from previous sales I haven't touched yet. I told myself I didn't need to spend the money. I told myself to ignore it, but the power of the sale is too great for my feeble mind.
My current purchases:
- Strike Vector
- Don't Starve
- Walking Dead Season 2
- Metal Slug 3
- Bound by Flame
- NBA 2K14
- Epic Battle Fantasy 4
- Metro Last Light Complete
- BattleBlock Theater
- Double Dragon: Neon
- Kingdom Rush
- Kerbal Space Program
Time to get back in the field and earn some more OT hours.
I haven't had a lot of time to play Reaper of Souls, but I'm loving what I've played so far. The new loot system keeps the upgrades flowing, and lowers the frustration level.
Against my better judgement, I decided to play some more Outlast. I'm getting quite good at hiding behind anything I can find. My journey takes me to the shower room with a couple of machete wielding naked guys. Warning: This video contains wangs
I was invited to play the Titanfall beta. These videos are from the Attrition mode. I decided to try a couple of the loadouts.
It all came down to Monday night.
Poor Jesse. Where is he? He's not even on the list.
I can't wait to do this again next season.