Fifth wheel

By Blackwalt - Posted on 04 March 2015

It's not that we don't want Q-Bert for our Super Secret Zombie LAN Club, it's that we don't need Q-Bert for our Super Secret Zombie LAN Club. Really. Want vs. need. That's all it is.

Based on all our abuse following Q-Bert's dismay at being left off the guest list for the Super Secret Zombie LAN. A lot of people were left of that list but Q-Bert is the only one we chose to pick on.

Don't buy MS Points cards at Loblaws

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 March 2015

I thought I was being smart using my PC Points until...

    Me: "Wait? Why are you charging me more than $40 for the MS Cards?"

    Them: "Taxes."

    Me: "Umm, they are gift cards. You shouldn't be charging taxes on gift cards. I will being paying taxes when I use them on my Xbox."

    Them: (after checking with a manager) "No that's the price."

So, I did get them to understand that they shouldn't be charging taxes, however I could not get them to not charge taxes.

And while I will still buy groceries at Loblaws I think I have given up on their electronics department.

They are training me to shop elsewhere.

Games with Gold March 1st-15th: Tomb Raider

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 March 2015

Tomb Raider for the Xbox 360 is now free for Gold Members

All I can say is go get it now. I was amazed by how good this game was when I first played it. I have nothing but good memories about Tomb Raider and I have been watching the price of the Definitive Edition for Xbox One. When it drops low enough I was planning on picking it up. Yes, again.

The Xbox 360 version is scoring 87.41% at Game Rankings, 86% at MetaCritic.

"It's Lara Croft!"

Graybush finds his spirit animal

By Blackwalt - Posted on 02 March 2015

Australian pig steals 18 beers, gets drunk, fights cow

Seriously, you can not make this stuff up.

    From The Guardian: "In the middle of the night these people camping opposite us heard a noise, so they got their torch out and shone it on the pig and there he was, scrunching away at their cans," said the visitor, who estimated that the pig had consumed 18 beers.

    "Then he went and raided all the rubbish bags. There were some other people camped right on the river and they saw him being chased around their vehicle by a cow."

After the cow fight this pig became my new hero.

Via 9GAG.

HoC Random Price Gouging of Canada - 03012014

By Blackwalt - Posted on 01 March 2015

Cause we can all afford to be ripped off a little more

I have already cut back on the games I buy. This just makes it worse.

    From VG24/7: As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75.

    The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point.

    CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The change is likely due to to fluctuation in currency value, but since that doesn’t mean local wages go up, from a consumer perspective it’s just less cash in their pockets.

If they video game publishers actually made consistently good and bug free games on release I wouldn't mind so much but they don't! I am getting sick of paying to Beta Test games. I think I am back to waiting for price drops before buying. Except for Zombie Army Trilogy which I am totally buying on release day!

Via VG24/7.

Zombie Army Trilogy - FIVE minute gameplay trailer!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 28 February 2015

Enough! Can we just get the game already!

Note: once again I didn't watch the entire video as I don't want too many spoilers.

One week to Zombie Army Trilogy

By Blackwalt - Posted on 27 February 2015

Just a reminder posted by Rebellion

Or you could just look at our COUNT DOWN CLOCK!!!!

Like a piece of my childhood has died

By Stormblade - Posted on 27 February 2015

Leonard Nimoy passed away today. It almost seems unreal. Star Trek has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Spock was always my favourite character. I remember getting 'Spock ears' for Christmas as a kid and learning to perform the Vulcan greeting with both hands.

Reddit AMA with Tim Jones from Rebellion

By Blackwalt - Posted on 27 February 2015

Tim Jones is the Head of Creative for Rebellion and Zombie Army Trilogy

While the entire Ask Me Anything is still online at Reddit I have picked out the crucial bits to stop all the whining of "too long, did not read."

But I am making you click on Read More to get to the crucial bits so mileage may vary...

Zombie Army Trilogy preview - GGSgamer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 26 February 2015

Dev 2 476291739 reminds me of someone...

GGSgamer posted a preview of Zombie Army Trilogy and they seem to have liked it. The release date is getting closer. Time for me to get some MS cash into my Live account. And to properly prepare for our super secret zombie LAN. Dammit! Did I just talk about it?

    In stark contrast, Dev 2 476291739 was running around like a metaphorical headless chicken. Having booby trapped some of the doors, I could only assume that he’d been trying to find the best vantage point with which to endure what we all knew was only moments away now – though we weren’t entirely sure what awaited us.

Via GGSgamer.

Deals with Gold: Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition

By Blackwalt - Posted on 25 February 2015

I have mixed feelings about this. Let me explain.

Not about Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition. You should definitely buy that. It was an HoC Xbox One Game Recommendation.

Again my issue is with Microsoft's deceptive advertising practices. You remember my complaint about Microsoft using Halo to advertise their Ultimate Game Sale. To be fair, The Master Chief Collection did show up for the last two days at 40% off, but only the last two days and they were using it to draw people in well before that.

No my issue is with Microsoft's 60% off for Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition because it makes it seem so appealing. Really 60% off is a good deal. Except for one ugly fact...

Avengers Age of Ultron Poster

By Blackwalt - Posted on 25 February 2015

They appear to be running out of room for any more heroes

Via Nerd Bastards.

Random Workplace Irony of the Week

By Coxxorz - Posted on 24 February 2015

Awesome ways to deal with snow

By Stormblade - Posted on 22 February 2015

Blackwalt can do betterBlackwalt can do better

There really is a site called (see what they did there?) and they have an awesome pictorial of cool homemade snow sculptures.

Now if only we knew someone with lots of snow in his back yard and way too much time on his hands ...

7 Reasons to Upgrade to Zombie Army Trilogy

By Blackwalt - Posted on 22 February 2015

They had me at number two

So Rebellion sent me an email with a new trailer in it! For some reason they called this personal missive to me a newsletter. I call my personal missives to them love notes! Or I did until their lawyers called. Hah, like that's my first restraining order!

And to Rebellion I say that it is not an upgrade to some of us as this is the first console version. Just saying. I do own Nazi Zombie 1 and Nazi Zombie Army 2 on Steam but I have never played them as I don't have a gaming PC.


The Source is selling Aliens: Colonial Marines on 360 for just $1.96, if you can find it.


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