Tuesday, April 26, 2016

HearthStone and HITMAN Major Updates...

So, two games I play quite a bit had some major updates today. First is HearthStone, this one is kind of my little guilty pleasure. I enjoy jumping into this game every now and again. But once I heard the new expansion is coming out, called "Whispers of the Old Gods", I pre-ordered the cards for $50. This will be the first time I am ready to play an expansion for this game. I can't wait to open all the packs I got later today. But not only is the expansion coming out on April 26th, Blizzard is making some balances to the game. First they are changing what Standard play is. You can only build decks for Standard play with the following cards:  Basic, Classic, Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, The League of Explorers, and New 2016 Expansion. The others are not allowed in this mode, but will be allowed in a new mode called Wild Mode. It also means you can no longer buy cards from the excluded expansions as well. In order to get them if you missed out you can only craft them with Arcane Dust. But those are not only the changes that happened with HearthStone. Blizzard is also balancing 12 cards and you can find out more information on the card changes by Clicking Here.

The second game to get a major update today is HITMAN. IO Interactive is releasing the second episode called Sapienza. This is the latest map for the game that came out on March 11th. I can't wait to dive into this new area. I really enjoyed the challenges of the last main map. Even though you play the same map over and over it allows for different approaches to the objectives. You can check out the Launch Trailer below:

Friday, April 8, 2016

Awesome MOD for Classic Doom - Brutal Doom

Since the hype of the new "DOOM" coming out on May 13th 2016, I pre-ordered the collector's edition by the way, I have been wanting to revisit the classic DOOM games. I came across this mod called "Brutal Doom". This Mod has me back into playing the classic DOOM games. Brutal Doom is one bad-ass Mod. It makes DOOM feel like this was the way it was always meant to be played.

Brutal Doom adds updates to the weapons, allows you to carry two assault rifles, adds death animations for you and the demons, and even adds take down animations. Plus it increases the gore and blood by like 10X. You can shoot pieces off of the original demons. This Mod made going back to the classic DOOM really fun. So much fun, that I even decide to record my play through of what I have been calling Brutal Doom 2. You can check out the play through series on my YouTube Channel. Here is a video of Part 1 in the series:

If you would like to play this awesome Mod for the classic DOOM games. Get your self a legit copy of one of the DOOMs and then download the Mod from moddb.com. Follow the instructions and BAM, you are playing one awesome version of DOOM. Enjoy!

As a side note, I plan on streaming my play of Brutal Doom 2 on Twitch for my first stream ever coming this Sunday (4/10). Follow me on Twitter as I will have the exact time on when I will be broadcasting on Sunday. You can head on over to my Twitch page as well.

Friday, April 1, 2016

No Review of The Divsion, Possible Streaming, & My YouTube Channel

I have decided to not post a review of Tom Clancy's The Division. I only have been playing this game with my cousin, and we only get to play it once maybe twice a week. That said, I am hoping to have a few reviews in April about some newer games coming out.

Now, about me possibly streaming on Twitch. I have thought about doing this for a while now. I think it is a neat idea, if anyone is interested in seeing me play some games on the PC. I am hoping to Stream very soon, and the game I want to Stream first is HITMAN. I may do others if my first stream goes well. So keep an eye on my twitter account (@jbthegamer) for when I'll be streaming that game.

Finally, I have created a YouTube channel about my game plays. I have posted a few videos so far. I hope to make this a regular thing, and with the gaming drought coming in the summer I plan to post a lot more. Check out my YouTube Channel for the videos I have posted thus far.