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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Best Game Trailers: Let the Cat In

Oh how I so detest the trend of fake gameplay trailers during big gaming conventions. I do however appreciate clever trailers that are not there to deceive but are used to push the message of a game across. Today’s inductee is Let the Cat In, a casual free to play puzzle game by Eforb for iOS, Android, and now, Steam. Complete with a horrible looking CG cat, a distraught old lady singing about the situation she is in, and a cute tune, this trailer is an instant classic. They even managed to put a bit of gameplay footage in there that dares you to play the game with it’s “Level 107” tease. Click here to play the game for free on Steam! The reference to sharp claws in the trailer scares me though…


Who let the cat in?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

June 2015 Gaming Analysis

The results shown below are of course based on the combined data from the Daily Game Log which should provide a clear indication of a game's usage frequency. Bear in mind that even if a game is played twice or more during a particular day, it would still register as 1 in the Day Count column below. In a sense, "merits" are given based on how often a particular game can make me play it again throughout the entire period of the  month on a daily basis. A game that makes a gamer play it over and over again or at least spend a lot of time with it... Isn't that what we mostly want from a great game? I don't think it's really fair to count all the way down to the number of hours played since some games only require a short amount of time to properly serve their purposes.

OVERALL BREAKDOWN:


Total Games Played: 44


This Month's Inductees:


Total Inductions: 82

Monday, August 24, 2015

May 2015 Gaming Analysis

The results shown below are of course based on the combined data from the Daily Game Log which should provide a clear indication of a game's usage frequency. Bear in mind that even if a game is played twice or more during a particular day, it would still register as 1 in the Day Count column below. In a sense, "merits" are given based on how often a particular game can make me play it again throughout the entire period of the  month on a daily basis. A game that makes a gamer play it over and over again or at least spend a lot of time with it... Isn't that what we mostly want from a great game? I don't think it's really fair to count all the way down to the number of hours played since some games only require a short amount of time to properly serve their purposes.

OVERALL BREAKDOWN:


Total Games Played: 38


This Month's Inductees:


Total Inductions: 43

Games Played 08/17/2015–08/23/2015

- 08/17/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 – PC
Bloodborne – PlayStation 4
Horizon Shift – PC

- 08/18/2015 -
Bloodborne – PlayStation 4
Drizzlepath – PC
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – PC
Heroes of the Storm – PC

- 08/19/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 – PC
Heroes of the Storm – PC
Reign of Bullets – PC

- 08/20/2015 -
Heroes of the Storm – PC
Reign of Bullets – PC

- 08/21/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 – PC
Heroes of the Storm – PC
Reign of Bullets – PC

- 08/22/2015 -
Heroes of the Storm – PC
Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker – PC
Reassembly – PC
Reign of Bullets – PC

- 08/23/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 – PC
Bloodborne – PlayStation 4
Decay: The Mare – PC
Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker – PC
Reign of Bullets – PC


Screenshot of the Week:

Make it extra, extra crispy please!
Reign of Bullets (Personal Computer)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Games Played 08/10/2015 - 08/16/2015

- 08/10/2015 -
Heroes of the Storm - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC

- 08/11/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
League of Legends - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser - PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC

- 08/12/2015 -
Armed Seven - PC
Color Guardians - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC

- 08/13/2015 -
Armed Seven - PC
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC

- 08/14/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC

- 08/15/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Free Trial –  PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC

- 08/16/2015 -
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Free Trial - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC


Screenshot of the Week:

Definitely better than what I beta-tested a long time ago.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Free Trial (Personal Computer)

Monday, August 10, 2015

Games Played 08/03/2015–08/09/2015

- 08/03/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Final Fantasy XIII - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Ikaruga - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC

- 08/04/2015 -
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Sonic Dash - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC

- 08/05/2015 -
Dodonpachi Resurrection Deluxe Edition - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Sonic Dash - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC

- 08/06/2015 -
Dodonpachi Resurrection Deluxe Edition - PC
Dodonpachi Saidaioujou - X-Box 360
Eschatos - X-Box 360
ESPGaluda II Black Lebel - X-Box 360
Heroes of the Storm - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC

- 08/07/2015 -
Dodonpachi Saidaioujou - X-Box 360
ESPGaluda II Black Lebel - X-Box 360
Heroes of the Storm - PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC

- 08/08/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC

-08/09/2015-
Heroes of the Storm - PC
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – PC


Screenshot of the Week:

Sell Draenor for $14.99 and I may come back to play more of this game.
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (Personal Computer)

Games Played 07/27/2015–08/02/2015

- 07/27/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - PC

- 07/28/2015 -
Clicker Heroes - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Sonic the Hedgehog - PC
Streets of Rage 2 - PC
Streets of Rage 3 - PC

- 07/29/2015 -
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC

- 07/30/2015 -
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC

- 07/31/2015 -
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC

- 08/01/2015 -
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - PC
Galacide - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC

- 08/02/2015 -
Audiosurf 2 - PC
Heroes of the Storm - PC
Ikaruga - PC


Screenshot of the Week:

Part puzzle, part shmup, all awesome.
Galacide (Personal Computer)