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Monday, July 28, 2014

Games Played 07/21/2014 - 07/27/2014

- 07/21/2014 -
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition - PlayStation 4
Marvel Heroes 2015 - PC

- 07/22/2014 -
Divinity: Original Sin - PC
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition - PlayStation 4
Freedom Planet - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 07/23/2014 -
Divinity: Original Sin - PC
Freedom Planet - PC
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 07/24/2014 -
Divinity: Original Sin - PC
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 07/25/2014 -
Divinity: Original Sin - PC
League of Legends - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box

- 07/26/2014 -
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - PC
League of Legends - PC
Marvel Heroes 2015 - PC
Vertical Drop Heroes HD - PC

- 07/27/2014 -
Dota 2 - PC
League of Legends - PC
Vertical Drop Heroes HD - PC
Yourself!Fitness - X-Box


Screenshot of the Week:

Definitely not a hedgehog.
Freedom Planet (Personal Computer)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Let's Mystery Skin! July 2014 Edition

Mystery Skins have been made available again on League of Legends for a very limited time and I decided to get into the action tonight. I haven't been so lucky with these things as you can see by clicking here and here. I surely hope that I will get better, more prominent skins this time around. Here we go!

Hmm... Justicar Aatrox. Guess I am off to a good start!

Officer Caitlyn? I love her but I never had any interest in this skin. One more time!

Jackpot! Full Metal Rammus is pretty freaking awesome!

I was definitely luckier this time around because at least these are definitely some of the nicer alternate skins out there. How did you fair in your Mystery Skin adventures? Hope you got the skins you wanted. For those who haven't dabble into the Mystery Skin thing, you still have one more day to do it! Good luck!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Steam Music Is Here

Steam Music is now available with today's public beta client push and it basically turns your Steam client into a music organizer and music player. Sadly, it doesn't support WMA at this time so I can't access a lot of the music that I ripped into my hard drive from my CD collection. Which is a shame, because I definitely would just use Steam to play my music, but of course, not while I am playing my games. Still, I know a lot of players who love listening to additional music outside of the games that they play and this new implementation makes that a slightly easier process because the music option is in the Steam overlay.

It's a bit buggy but you can access your favorite songs directly from Steam!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Platinum Reward 2014: Faster & Cheaper

When I logged in to the Club Nintendo website tonight, I got a pop up telling me that the fiscal 2014 Platinum reward that I qualified for was finally available for me to claim. I was excited but I proceeded with caution. This program has been going downhill since the Wii U was released so I had a feeling that the selection was going to be disappointing. I was right:

To further save money, Nintendo no longer mails out physical rewards.

I picked EarthBound since I have never played that game before. It's a shame that I already own Game & Wario, the only big release being offered here. Nintendo, it's really time that you go multi-platform. If that action is just too shameful, at least start releasing your games on Steam on top of your own hardware line up. Stop being stubborn, and start making money the smart way. Oh well, at least now we can get the offered reward immediately but that's really not saying much.

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Very Greedy Soul

That Dark Souls II. Not only did From Software and Namco Bandai Games pull that dirty intentional delay tactic for the Personal Computer version, the game ended up being somewhat boring to me and I didn't even get too far into it. Today, I noticed that a "Season Pass" for the game had suddenly showed up on the Steam client's Top Seller list and it really caught me by surprise. Sure, the first Dark Souls did get an eventual expansion but apparently, there will be three upcoming additional contents for this game (purposely withheld from the original release to milk the game dry obviously and obnoxiously), the first of it being released tomorrow thus the sudden increase in sales. The whole "Season Pass" thing was not even announced during the launch window of the game, probably to ensure that people will not just wait for the eventual "Complete Edition" and I completely missed it when it was first listed on Steam in early June, a little over a month after release. This should teach me a lesson that no game is even worth $39.99 - my sweet spot for game price - if there is a potential that it will turn out to be an incomplete game. What a rip-off.

What's worse than supposed free-to-play games? Season Passes. This trend needs to die.