Fortnite: YouTube Starter Guide

By Blackwalt - Posted on 03 July 2017

Made by a fan, sponsored by Epic Games

While this is a good video on how to play Fortnite, I found it gave me a much better idea of what the game is about.

I was pointed to this video from several separate users from the Fortnite Sub-Reddit.

I am officially confused by Fortnite's pricing

By Blackwalt - Posted on 02 July 2017

Eventually Fortnite will be free to play. Buying it now though...

Update: added links for purchasing. Many text corrections. Added details through comments.

So I followed up my interest in Fortnite by searching for prices. I did know it will be free to play eventually and I also saw on the Official Site that a bunch of different versions were available (screenshot above).

Figuring that the official website prices were in US dollars I popped by to see what my Amazon Prime membership would do for me.

EBGames is celebrating Canada's 150th with $1.50 used games

By Blackwalt - Posted on 01 July 2017

If Coxxorz wasn't too hungover from celebrating Canada Day he might have posted this

An anonymous source reported this with the additional comment, "Decent selection."

In store only. Your mileage may vary.

Fortnite is starting to pique my interest

By Blackwalt - Posted on 01 July 2017

While I was aware of the game it was always on the periphery

Don’t take shelter. Make It.

Listed as an "Action Building Game" is being described as a combination of Borderlands, Minecraft, and Sunset Overdrive. Also... zombies.

Although they call them monsters.

It is four player co-op and will become Free-to-play sometime in 2018. However, it will be selling as a retail game starting this month (July 2017). Standard pricing.

Of course, if someone wanted to send me an Xbox Code I would cover it and let you know if it is worth our trouble. Maybe we can finally wean Coxxorz off of his Ark addiction.
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Xbox Ultimate Games Sale is now on!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 30 June 2017

Not wanting the Steam Sale to take all the glory, The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is here until July 10th

Lots of stuff available. Look for yourself as I am too lazy find a list.

Sega Nite: just like old times

By Blackwalt - Posted on 29 June 2017

With Zombies and everything! Even with Coxxorz on the outside looking in.

Whoot! Round 1! Please note the absence of SeanMCR. More importantly, please note the three way tie for headshots.Whoot! Round 1! Please note the absence of SeanMCR. More importantly, please note the three way tie for headshots.

Last night Stormblade, Graybush, Blackwalt, and, yes, even SeanMCR went back in time to old school zombies thanks to the new Zombie Chronicles DLC remaking all our zombie favourite maps.

Last night we hit Kino Der Toten, Shi No Numa, Origins, and Nacht der Untoten. All achieving our four player highs in these revisions. Yes, despite being out for over two weeks this was the first time four HoC Clan Members had managed to play at the same time.

HoC Random Clan Message of the Day - 062917

By Blackwalt - Posted on 29 June 2017

This is what happens when you are the fifth player in a four player game

As far as we can tell, Coxxorz managed to leave work early to join us for Sega Nite. Unfortunately for him, four of us (Blackwalt, Stormblade, Graybush, SeanMCR) were already locked in a battle for the death with zombies.

Guess what happens when you are the fifth player arriving for four player zombie mode?

Bitterness and sarcasm apparently.

E3 2017 Cinematic Announcement Trailer: Skull and Bones

By Blackwalt - Posted on 24 June 2017

Become the Ultimate Pirate!

The pirate portion of Assassin's Creed Black Flag turned out to be so popular that Ubisoft is turning it into a stand alone game.

To be fair, the pirate portion of Assassin's Creed Black Flag was totally awesome. Black Flag was the only Assassin's Creed game I sunk significant time into and that was solely due to the piracy side. The fact that it was free with my Xbox One was totally irrelevant. So was Unity and I barely played that at all.

HoC Random "Better Fake DLC Poster" of the Day - 062317

By Blackwalt - Posted on 23 June 2017

Can't say why but this amuses me so much more than yesterday's version

And of course I would buy it!

Via Reddit user BrantheBeautiful.

Get an Extra Free Game With Gold this month

By Blackwalt - Posted on 23 June 2017

Zoo Tycoon is available through the Japan Microsoft Store

Best of all you don't even need those Japanese lessons that SeanMCR has been slaving over. Honest, SeanMCR, the Russian Brides have less paperwork.

It is recommended that you login in to your Xbox Account on the English page before you transfer over to the Japanese Store.

Once there click on the big blue button and then Zoo Tycoon will be downloaded to your Xbox. The proper version for your region, free. Rolly C and I have been playing it in coop for the past three days and enjoying it.

Psst! It's free. Worth a try.

HoC Random "Fake DLC Poster" of the Day - 062217

By Blackwalt - Posted on 22 June 2017

But, oh, would I buy it...

Via Reddit user AlexJoky.

Oh yeah. There was Crackdown coverage at E3

By Blackwalt - Posted on 18 June 2017

With Terry Crews

    Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. CRACKDOWN 3 OFFICIAL E3 2017 TRAILER. Step up your BOOM! Suit up and throw down as a superpowered agent on a mission to take back the city. Terry Crews as Commander Jaxon wants you to join in on the open world mayhem, dropping November 7, 2017.

Apparently the E3 appearance Crackdown was considered a letdown by a lot of people. The massive, destructible world is for online, adversarial play only. Partly because they removed the always online requirement for single player and partly because you are theoretically playing as a hero and wholesale destruction does not befit a hero.

No wholesale destruction? That's not the kind of hero I want to be.

More Strange Brigade - Exclusive Gameplay & Commentary

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 June 2017

Coming soon seems to have changed to 2018

    Calling all adventurers! As it's E3 week, and reveals are everywhere, we're extremely excited to finally be able to give you a first look at gameplay from Strange Brigade!

    Not only will you get to see a coffin load of explosive gameplay, but we've also got commentary from Strange Brigade's Lead Designer (Tim Jones) and Lead Artist (Andy Pattinson)!

Is is just me or are "2018" and "coming soon" two vastly different time estimates? (Obviously, which ever it is, I am still interested)

Sega Nite: Returning to Gun Game

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 June 2017

With Zombie Chronicles not out until Thursday we had to fill our time on Sega Nite

We did this with Black Ops II. In zombie mode of course. Until I had to leave for a bit, that is...

I needed to provide brief help around the house. Right after another unsuccessful attempt at Origins. Since things hadn't been going well in Zombie Mode Coxxorz and Graybush decided to try regular multi-player. The fact that this happened the second I left was purely a coincidence.

So I came back just as they decided to play Gun Game. A mode that I had previously covered as not being one of my favourites. This may be why they got upset when I won the first round. And yes, winning was nice, but the best part of this Gun Game was the final kill...

Zombie Chronicles is out!

By Blackwalt - Posted on 15 June 2017

Right Now! Go get it!

Sadly it is $39.99 CDN. However, since it is Zombies you can find it here on or if you prefer you can find it on the Xbox Store through your XBox One (which is what I did).

18.24GB so start early...


Cdkeys has raised the price of Assassin's Creed Unity Digital Codes to $3.29 CAD. Still fighting it out with that cup of coffee.


I wish someone looked at me the way you look at your rocket launcher.


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(Black Ops 3 Zombies)

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