Much influenced by a certain Specktre, I recently got into Warframe, which very quickly made me want to write about it. As I am starting this I am still not entirely sure what I’m gonna write, apart from a few points.
Warframe is a very silly game. Any of you who believe otherwise are so wrong. Luckily it’s the fun kind of silly. There is a story that I’ve mostly forgotten, but it boils down to this: You play as a future super-soldier in ultra-high-tech power armour called “Warframes”, hence the title, and you run around acting like part John Woo action hero, part Hollywood ninja.
Another update so quickly? Why yes indeed. I have to go where my inspiration takes me. It’s a pretty short one this time though. This is the small, but costly in time, update I was talking about, where I’ll update all the posts with links to full-size images.
Since there doesn’t seem to full-size images for some of the older small shots I’m using, I’ll also be updating to the newest small shots for all champions. Not a big change for you readers, but it took a bit of time to work out.
All artwork below accredited to Riot Games.
I still feel like I’m stuck in rut with regards to writing, so I grasp at inspiration wherever it comes from. So when someone linked a new beta Riot League site to me with fully up-to-date pictures and descriptions for all champions currently in the game, I looked it over and could feel the writing itch tingle in the back of my skull.
As normal, I will update the main lists with the stuff I put in here, and also preserve any old descriptions that are being phased out in this update post.
All artwork below accredited to Riot Games.
So it’s been a little while since I wrote my PSA for Among The Sleep, and now the Alpha demo has been released to the public over on the Kickstarter page. They even reached their Kickstarter goal tonight, so congratulations Krillbite!
I have now played through the Alpha, and done a thorough exploration of the demo area, which you can see right below here. I didn’t want to talk over it, since I felt that would ruin the mood. (And yes, showing the menu and controls in the beginning was intentional.) I recommend watching full-screen at the highest fidelity your connection can handle. (Personally I’d recommend at least 720p.)
Please don’t forget that this is a very early build, and therefore it’s hardly the most stable, and likely not very representative of the quality of the final product. I’ve watched enough Totalbiscuit to know that people need to be reminded of this over and over.
Text commentary below the break.
I have not played Noitu Love 2: Devolution yet, but that hasn’t stopped me from writing about games before. :3
I first heard of this game when I saw a Youtuber called Medibot do some speedruns of it, and it looked pretty amazing, but what impressed me the most is the main character; Xoda Rap; seen in green above.
While I don’t write about it very often, I do watch a fair bit of anime. Far from all of it, like some of my friends, but I tend to rely on them for a few recommendations and then check things out. I have yet to get to anything from this season, but instead I’d like to bring attention to a show from last season.
Kotoura-san is about Kotoura Haruka, a young girl born with the ability to read minds. Something which has caused her a lot of hardship. She’s grown callous and cynical in a world that fears and fails to understand her, and just tries her best to just get on with things. And then she finally meets some people who are interested in her because of who she is, and starts to make friends.
Okay, time to stop being distracted by other games and get on with the show. We’re moving into Division 3 of the Shamoose Invitational, and it’s time to face something new.
There are different teams in Blood Bowl serving different Chaos gods. We are one of them, and the Marauding Mashers are another. Honestly I am not familiar enough with Warhammer to know which Chaos God either of us are serving, but regardless I assume we’re at war. Even if it’s the same god.
I was hoping to be able to shoot a video for this to embed with this post, but I didn’t get any response on my mail to Krillbite before the weekend, and time is ticking on the Kickstarter, so I figured I should just do a quick PSA anyway. If I do get access to the early alpha, I will do an update with a video.
Among The Sleep is a game currently being kickstarted by Norwegian studio Krillbite. It’s going to be a first-person horror game where you play as a 2-year-old child. The developers have said it’s based on dreams they had as children, so there’s some pretty freaky stuff happening, beneath a veneer of normality.
I’ve been thinking about this one for a while, and it’s been a difficult one, for one very simple reason. There’s so much to this game, that it would be hard to mention it all without writing an essay, so I’ll have to figure out what to pick and what to leave out.
Let’s get the formalities out of the way. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a game made by Level 5 in cooperation with Studio Ghibli for the PS3, and it was published by Namco Bandai Games. There was an earlier version for the DS that came out in Japan in 2010, but that never made it to European or North American regions because of the translation issues, largely due to the fact that each copy shipped with a real-life Wizard’s Companion of about 300 pages.
It is as the title says. Neverwinter has now entered Open Beta. I did a look at the beta weekend almost two months ago, and while my impressions were not entirely favourable, I will probably still check out the Open Beta and see how things have changed, if at all.
You can go here if you want to try the game out yourself, and there’s also a pretty neat opening cinematic over at Gametrailers. It is naturally not representative of the game, but it adds some lore and context, plus some decent action and a dracolich.