HoC Random Festival of the Day - 03312018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 31 March 2018

Another Far Cry 5 Diaries entry

I hope you guys don't mind but I think I am going to wait this one out in the bar. You can send Ice to get me when it's over. It does seem like a deep country kind of thing and that is Ice's people...

Far Cry 5 Diaries: be very wary of the turkeys

By Blackwalt - Posted on 31 March 2018

I am not joking

Apparently the turkeys have already been nerfed by the developers once and they are still dangerous...

When Coxxorz first ran across a turkey he couldn't wait to put an arrow into it. After five (or ten) misses he eventually connected and immediately regretted it.

"It's just like the turkey attack from How to Survive 2." And it was. Our previous experience with turkeys was the only reason I was standing next to him with my shotgun ready. Just kidding, I always have my shotgun ready when Coxxorz is around.

Far Cry 5 Diaries: our new favourite bar

By Blackwalt - Posted on 30 March 2018

Coxxorz could not get me to leave

Located in scenic Fall's End it has a conveniently located gun and ammo store right across the street. Because nothing mixes better than guns and alcohol. Even in Far Cry 5.

They also sell T-Shirts which I keep seeing around but haven't been able to buy for my character (or in real life).

HoC Random Dog Person of the Day - 03302018

By Blackwalt - Posted on 30 March 2018

Far Cry 5 Diaries: there are dog people and then there is Coxxorz...

It's the sound that really sells it. We had just finished the Clean Water Act mission and Coxxorz's dog Boomer did not survive the mission. Pay close attention right at 8 seconds just as my character turns around...

Another Sega Nite in Paradise

By Blackwalt - Posted on 21 March 2018

Take me down to the Paradise City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty

Oh won't you please take me home!

Join us tonight in the Way Back Machine as we relive 2008-2009 Sega Nites with Burnout Paradise (Remastered).

Remember: maximum eight players so only the first eight joining us will get in...

Paradise Lost

By Blackwalt - Posted on 20 March 2018

As mentioned previous my return to Paradise City in Burnout Paradise Remastered has been accompanied with a significant increase in Stormblade content. See Burnout Paradise Re-Stormbladed and Less like Paradise, more like Stormblade for further explanation.

PLEASE NOTE: I still haven't played with him online. Something which I am sure will happen eventually.

Sea of Thieves Live Action Trailer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 19 March 2018

Museum of More Pirate Trailer

Sea of Thieves launches tomorrow. I am still not enamored by it. The Open Beta did not capture me the way I was expecting. I could see it being fun for a HoC coop crew but I think I will wait for a price drop. Unless a bunch of you buy it for some reason. And then randomly run a LAN party around it.

Because that doesn't sound like something we would do...

Less like Paradise, more like Stormblade

By Blackwalt - Posted on 19 March 2018

I can't seem to lose Stormblade in Paradise City

Due to some happy accident I managed to get the constant Stormblade splash screens to stop. Whether it was something he did or that I did, I have no idea.

But just when I thought it was safe the news ticker started up. As you can guess: Stormblade, Stormblade, Stormblade, Stormblade, Stormblade...

How do I get my money back?

Burnout Paradise Re-Stormbladed

By Blackwalt - Posted on 17 March 2018

Paradise? I don't think so...

It was more the opposite.

So I forgot how social Burnout Paradise was early in the days of Xbox Love online experimentation. It constantly updated you with how your friends were doing in the game. Whether or not you were in a game with them.

I had been looking forward to my afternoon of Burnout Paradise Remastered.

And then... Stormblade

Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse

By Blackwalt - Posted on 16 March 2018

Released today on Xbox One

I spotted this while purchasing Burnout Paradise Remastered. It is very hard not to appreciate what they are doing here.

    The world's best mass llama-slaughter roguelike-lite-ish couch co-op top-down twin-stick shooter.

    Sucking less each day!

Visit the VALA official website to learn more.

It's not quite the Alpacalypse but it's close...

Something is now available

By Blackwalt - Posted on 16 March 2018

See you in Paradise City!

    Welcome back to Paradise City! Make action your middle name as you rule the streets in Burnout™ Paradise Remastered. Tear up the town from hectic downtown avenues to wild mountain roads. Relive the high-octane stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever!

Crew 2 release date announced

By Blackwalt - Posted on 15 March 2018

June 29, 2018

Now with Planes and Boats. And still cars one assumes.

I know the rest of you didn't buy into The Crew the way I did but it was an awesome racing game designed for 4-player coop. Although I think the most HoC members we ever had at one time was two.

Maybe we'll do better this time.

Note that I waited for The Crew to hit half price before I bought it and will probably do the same here barring any random coop day.

Teaser trailer: Shadow of the Tomb Raider

By Blackwalt - Posted on 15 March 2018

September 14th, 2018

Black Ops 4 Teaser Trailer

By Blackwalt - Posted on 12 March 2018

With no original footage but still Black Ops IIII

Another trailer for Burnout Paradise Remastered

By Blackwalt - Posted on 10 March 2018

Still looking forward to March 16

    Toss out that driver’s handbook and set speed and destruction records all over town in Burnout Paradise Remastered! Relive the high-octane stunts and wanton destruction of one of the greatest arcade-driving games ever.

Other information gleaned from places:

  • Price will be $51.99 CAD
  • There is a demo (10 hours unrestricted) presently available ONLY to EA Access members
  • As mentioned the release date is March 16th, 2018
  • Max 8 players online which I seem to remember is the same as the original


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