Zealeb: A New Beginning

If there is one thing in life I cannot stand, it is my given name, Zealeb.  My psychotic mother, Zealem, saw fit to give me a name “in her image.”  Her words, not mine.  That, alone, is enough to make sure we are currently not on speaking terms.  One thing we have in common, though, it is our love of credits.

Being a Bounty Hunter is something instilled from youth.  Not because Zealem necessarily tried to steer me down that path, but rather because she would kill anybody for any reason whatsoever, and for the money.  But, you see, she is a Sith, and thus adheres to some kind of moral code of the strong rule the weak.  It would be a lie to say that I don’t live by that code; I do so not because I subscribe to some outdated belief system or because the next Darth tells me to.  It would also be a lie to say I don’t live by this code because of my mother.  It is something she’s instilled in me since I came out of her womb.  The difference between her and I is she lived by the code because she is Sith.  I live by the code because it is simply the natural course of things.  Nobody needs to tell me the reality of the world - it is evident in the power of my blaster!

I knew that as a bounty hunter, I would have certain advantages in getting contracts with my surname, Stiegl.  While I used this to my advantage during my formative years, I knew a time would come when my name wouldn’t mean anything.  Only blaster skills and the strength would protect me.  This day come sooner than I expected when I met Braden on the planet Hutt.



Toco Games Brings Us a Unique Jousting Game

The name of the game is Last Knight, and as stated before its by Toco Games. In this game you will be taking on the role of a squire who is going to go on one hell of adventure as he tries to go through a randomly generated world, and claim his knighthood. This game is an interesting combination of platforming, jousting, and what appears to be running (riding on your horse). I'm going to be honest, I'm not sure what we are in for but if the trailer is an indication, we are going to need twitch like reflexes, and the ability to get back up on the horse when we get knocked down. Now I know I can't completely give this game justice without a little help from the press release, so have at it:

Last Knight is a unique genre mix that combines platforming, action-packed riding and ragdoll physics driven jousting! It is fast-paced action in a never ending randomly generated Unreal Engine powered fantasy world! The story mode put it's player in control of a squire on its way of becoming a knight. But before he can prove himself, events of epic proportions make him the last hope for the kingdom! On his heroic adventure he will have to fight the horned bucket heads and oversized hungry creatures. He will have to get through a wide range of dangerous environments as well as his own Knightmares. But beside the story there is much more. Various game modes let you adventure through always different never ending generated worlds filled with riches and dangers. On your journeys you will also find quests that will take each of the characters on different missions in the hunt for fame and glory as well as gold and chivalry. Gold can be spent on fancy power ups, while chivalry can unlock world bending mutators and different view modes like the intense first person view. Cutting-edge features like a fully dynamic randomized weather system and a collision system that can alter basically everything of the world geometry make this game even more over the top.


  • A full-fledged adventure in the story mode
  • Randomly generated world in the different infinity modes
  • Your own adventure in a generated kingdom in the Rogue Rider Adventure mode
  • Wide range of different fantasy environments
  • Quests and rewards system
  • Beautiful graphics archived with the Unreal Engine
  • Unique Power ups and other special unlock-ables
  • Customization with different characters
  • Dynamic weather system
  • Ragdoll physics feedback
  • Impacts alter and deform the world
  • 3rd Person, First Person and Bird's Eye view modes
  • World Mutators, Body Mutators and randomly generated hats

Now you can't tell me that this doesn't at the very least cause you want to find out a little bit more, and hopefully in the near future you will get a look into the game from the Altered Confusion perspective.

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SMITE Prize Pool Breaks $1 Million


As some of you might know one of the top MOBAs out there, SMITE, which of course is created just down the road from Altered Confusion at the Hi Rez Studios, has been creating a lot of waves as of late. This has been especially true when it comes to the professional tournaments. I've personally seen some truly amazing teams take on each other, and its only gotten better since the Official Launch Tournament. Now of course there's going to be a World Championship going on in January, and I have to recommend that if you can make it to it either digitally or in person, you need to see the awesomeness that will definitely be going on. Now of course with such a milestone, Hi-Rez has released a press release, and so I think to do full justice, and of course give you all the information about all that is going to happen between now and the World Tournament, I give you the press release to look over:

SMITE World Championship prize pool reaches $1,000,000

Tickets are now on sale for the World Championship, held in Atlanta on January 9 - 11, 2015.

ATLANTA, OCTOBER 7, 2014. Hi­-Rez Studios today announced that the SMITE World Championship (SWC) prize-pool reached $1,000,000 USD, making SMITE only the fourth video game franchise in history to offer a single-event prize pool of $1 million or more, according to data tracked by

SMITE is the online Battleground of the Gods, a mythology-themed action game for the PC and, soon, XBox One.

Watch the $1 million video

The SWC prize pool increases each time SMITE players purchase special exclusive content from the Odyssey, a special mythology-themed promotion inside of the game. Over $400,000 USD in community contributions have been made to the prize pool in 7 weeks. Another 14 weeks remain in the Odyssey before the prize pool amount is finalized. Additional Odyssey items will continue to be revealed weekly until the SMITE World Championship, which will be held January 9-11, 2015, at Atlanta’s 2,750-seat Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

“As SMITE continues to grow, we are continuously humbled by how awesome and generous the SMITE Community of gamers is,” said Todd Harris, Chief Operating Officer of Hi-Rez Studios. “The community has really rallied to support SMITE eSports, and we look forward to seeing the prize pool continue to grow over the coming months leading up to the SMITE World Championship.”

To celebrate reaching the $1 million mark, Hi-Rez has released a video and a new website. Tickets are also now for sale for the World Championship event in January.

For more, visit

The SMITE World Championship will feature the top two teams each from North America, Europe and China, joined by the top team from Brazil, and the top team from Spanish-speaking Latin America.

Participants in the World Championships will be determined by the winners of various Regional Championships happening around the globe during November and December:

  • The SMITE European Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 15 to 16, 2014, at the ESL Studio in Cologne, Germany. Tickets for this event are currently sold out but you can watch live via
  • The SMITE North American Championship will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 22 to 23, 2014, at Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom in Atlanta, within the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Complex. Tickets are available here.
  • The SMITE Brazil Championship will be held December 6 at ComicCon Experience in São Paulo, Brazil. Further details to be released soon.
  • The SMITE Hispanoamérica Championship will be held November 29 in Bogota, Colombia. Further details to be released soon.
  • The SMITE China Championship will be held in Shanghai in late November. Further details to be released soon

Oh and if anyone from Hi Rez reads this, Altered Confusion would love to be there in any capacity to capture all the awesomeness that will go down. I can already predict that what happened during the Launch Tournament will be turned up to 11 for this next round.

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Dragon Age: Origins Available For Free

So this is kind of exciting new. If you want to go through EA's digital distribution platform on your computer you too can have a free copy of Dragon Age: Origins. They are doing this to hype up the release of Dragon Age 3. Now I do find it humorous that they didn't go ahead and do the 1 and 2 bundle for free, then again, in my opinion Dragon Age 2 was such a train wreck that they probably want to keep themselves as far away as possible.

Here's a link to get the ball rolling and download this game for free. I do have to say that looking at this link it might be a limited time type of deal, so if you really want to get the game, or might want to get the game, or hell not sure at all about the game. Go get it now, so that you don't have regrets later.

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The Flame in the Flood, a KickStarter Project to Keep an Eye On

Alright so I know that there are those out there, myself included that are very skeptical when it comes to digital games and Kickstarter. I know that I have personally been suckered in twice to games that had big names attached, and I'm still waiting for those to happen. That being said apparently a bunch of developers who have worked on titles such as BioShock, Halo, Rock Band, and Guitar Hero have formed a team called the Molasses Flood, and are making a game called The Flame in the Flood. This game is a rogue-like river adventure game set in post-societal America. To survive this game you will need to learn to forage, craft, and of course avoid predators. For more info let me give you the story blurb:

It was clear the time to move had come when the first rain fell and the cloud mass that spoke of the coming flood rolled south. Scout lashed her few belongings to her raft and set out for higher ground as the water drowned her cook fire. Her only companion the dog whom she had raised from a pup after finding it tangled in a muddy old sack in a river eddy. Her journey would take her through unfamiliar lands of crumbling relics from long ago. It would be a hungry trek, with scarce supplies, cold winds and rain always chasing and weakening her. She would have to build her own supplies from the pieces of scrap she could scrounge, conserve her food for long tracts of barren scrubland, ration what clean water she could find for the days ahead.

“Salvation lies at the end of the river” people say. Scout and her old dog have a long and terrifying journey ahead of them.

I am interested with how far they already are, and how close to the plan they will be able to stay. I guess only time will tell. For those who do find this interesting the good news is as of today they are already 30% there to their goal, and they still have just under 30 days to get the rest.

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