Thursday
Apr232015

Journey Soundtrack Coming to Vinyl

Now I know that there are some out there who immediately go to the Rock Band, Journey, but there are others, knowing that this site is usually more in the gaming realm than anywhere else, who thought of the PS3 game, Journey. For those out there who were thinking the game, you're thinking of the correct Journey (at least in this case).

It has been announced that the soundtrack will be coming out in August on a double LP (that's 2 vinyl records for those who don't know), and will be priced at $35. Now of course there is a limited edition that you can get as well for $60. So I guess you have to decide how big of a fan you were of the game.

I know that there are those out there who think that this is a bit crazy, the game could literally be played through in a sitting, but there is just something about the music that is produced for thatgamecompany's games. It is something special when you can get lost in a game with no spoken words, and personally this is something I'm going to have a hard time not looking into.

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Monday
Apr202015

Batman vs. Superman

 

I'm sorry I'm just going to come out and say it, Ben Affleck does not scream Batman, hell he didn't scream Daredevil, but he got the part. The little bit where he uses his "Batman" voice to ask if Superman bleeds left me cringing.

That is all.

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Monday
Apr202015

Brush Up Helps Clean up Next Gen's Teeth

There's this company called GamesThatWork, and they created this instructional game with a blu-tooth enabled toothbrush to help kids learn how to properly brush their teeth while playing a brushing game at the same time with their pal, Budd.

The problem is that not everyone has a healthy chunk of change to spend on a teeth bushing game. So the company went back to the drawing board and are proud to announce the software only version, Brush Up. This game will utilize the device that you install it on's camera to have the child brush along with Budd, and the better they copy Budd, the more digital prizes they can unlock.

There will also be new prizes each month for the kids to gain. Now I know that there are some parents out there, myself included, who want to know what the price is going to be. Well it's either a monthly cost of $0.99, or you can pay a one time $9.99 fee.

Here are the links to the game so that you can start today (I will admit that I think that adults could probably benefit from using this game as well)

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Monday
Apr202015

Are You Ready for Fantasy ESports?

Well there's a new system out there that thinks that you are, and it is called AlphaDraft. This system has been called the "Gaming version of DraftKings". It aims to blend livestreaming, esports, and fantasy sports concepts together for real cash.

Now they currently have their first "league" going on, and of course, wouldn't you know it, it revolves around League of Legends. Ten teams from the pro ranks of LoL are competing, but you can have the ability to gain some bragging rights of your own. You see you will get to draft your team from those players and if you know your stuff you could end up being a winner. The current formats are daily and weekly challenges.

If this is anything like DraftKings you can play for next to nothing, but if you want to win some money you've got to throw in some of your own. I know that sites like this shy away from the betting label, but in a way you are betting or perhaps strategerizing (yes I made up a word so it wasn't betting) that your selections will score more points for you than other players' teams.

I do wonder how this will do in the long haul as they are putting on a special league to make this happen. Will they be able to piggy back off of already established league formats for other MOBAs? Is this only for MOBAs? How does a game get selected for this? SO MANY QUESTIONS, but if you are interested in at least checking AlphaDraft out, I highly recommend that you click on this link.

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Monday
Apr202015

New Star Wars Gaming Appears

So I think it is safe to say that after seeing the latest Star Wars movie trailer most of the world is in full on craziness, well maybe not most of the world, but those who have any spot for love when it comes to Star Wars. So to add to the mayhem of course there is information coming out about the standalone film, and of  course the latest video game in the series, Battlefront.

Now you will have the chance to master so of the characters and scenarios that you have been dreaming about for years. I do find it interesting that EA is not appending a number to the title, as Battlefront, the original, came out back in 2005. Then again it would not surprise me that this is probably just a reboot of the series with really nice graphics, and hopefully a competent designer behind the scenes to make sure that this game stands up to the Star Wars name.

Actually I think we better hope it excels where many of the Star Wars games have fallen flat, at least in my own opinion. We will get to find out how it does this November 17th, so it looks like some of us are going to have to further clear our calendars to play the game and go to see the film.

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