Saturday, November 17, 2018

BlizzCon 2018 - Big Disappointment



I was excited for this year's BlizzCon, it was rumored of a big announcement for the Diablo franchise and I was hoping for some news about StarCraft and WarCraft. So I got my Virtual Ticket and started to watch. Out of the entire conference the only thing I was some what excited for was the remake of WarCraft III. I had a lot of fun with that game, so I was excited to see information about it. Then the biggest mistake Blizzard could have ever done, happened. Announcing a Diablo mobile only game on the heals of a six year hiatus for a sequel to 2012s Daiblo 3. Attendees were pissed and so was I. This is what I paid $50 to watch, some crappy micro-transaction infested mobile game? Yeah, what the hell were you thinking Blizzard. Oh wait you most likely were thinking nothing because it seems Activision has completely taken over Blizzard Entertainment. This mobile game was the brain child of top Activision Execs milking franchises for all their worth. Normally I wouldn't have an issue with mobile game versions of Blizzard's franchises, but only if they are released along side a proper video game. The Mobile market is a shit show filled with games designed to just take your money. Most of them lose their fun within a matter of minutes. They are for casual gamers, who don't care about gaming. Mobile games have become toilet apps you play when you have to take a shit.

This year's BlizzCon was pathetic and it is clear that Blizzard Entertainment is fully under the control of Activision. What ever happened to letting Blizzard be by themselves. Not anymore since they have more franchises worth billions and Activision has nothing but Call of Duty. Guess Call of Duty isn't making as much as it use too. Now it is time to milk Blizzard Entertainment fans of all their worth just as bad as Call of Duty does to it's fan base. This might be the decline of Blizzard Entertainment for me. I have a feeling things are only going to get worse from here. What has happened to the gaming industry these days?

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Where have I been?

It has been a long time since I posted on my blog. I know, I know, the last time I posted was about E3 2018. But it seems as if I try new things and well they just don't pan out for me. Like my "Thoughts On" series or my "Games worth buying under $30" series. I just don't feel it and go back to writing reviews, which I have been submitting to GrownGaming.com instead of here. I really like that site, and it has a stronger reader base then my blog here.

Though I'll be posting less and less on my blog I don't have plans to shut it down or anything. I plan to do a post about BlizCon 2018 coming up this November. and in the future I plan on posting again about another theme park I'll be creating in Planet Coaster. I was hoping to do a series of posts on the Jurassic World game that came out over the summer. But that game just doesn't allow as much customization as Planet Coaster does.

So I'll am stopping the little series I keep trying to turn into something. My reviews and previews can be found from now on at the site GrownGaming.com. So please, check that site out for all your gaming needs, the owner of the site has put a lot of work into it and I put a lot in my reviews and previews of games there.

Till next time, keep gaming my friends.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

What I Am Excited About From E3 2018


E3 has come and gone yet again, and this year wasn't all that exciting. Yes, we got some information on Cyberpunk 2077, Elder Scroll VI, and Starfield but these games are still quite some time away before they release. This year's E3 felt like no one is taking risks. Lots of sequels but nothing new and risky or exciting. I guess the only one really taking a risk is Bethesda with Fallout 76. But I am not sure yet about this game. Is it just Fallout with multiplayer or is the survival aspect mentioned about the game make it different? Different in a way that it doesn't feel like Fallout? I guess we will find out soon as it releases this year.

E3 2018 left me feeling like I want more, more information not just teasers. But here are three games I am pretty excited about that got announced at E3 2018 and felt like a bit of a surprise:


HITMAN 2



We knew it was coming but I didn't think IO Interactive was ready to show off the sequel to 2016's HITMAN, and it is coming out this year. This was a surprise to me, with the added Co-Op mode, I can't wait to get my hands on the new HITMAN 2 Coming November 2018.


Resident Evil 2


Another one we knew was in the works, but I didn't think CAPCOM was going to reveal it this year at E3 and put a release date of January 2019 on it. Resident Evil 2 was one of my favorite RE games of the series. So I am pretty excited about getting to play this re-imagining of one of the best sequels of all time.


DOOM Eternal


This was one of the biggest surprises for me at this year's E3. I wasn't expecting a sequel to 2016's best shooter and remake of a classic. Naturally DOOM Eternal takes place on Earth just like DOOM 2 from 1994. Really glad it isn't going to take ID Software five plus years to create another DOOM. Just use the same engine and assets, add more demons and guns, boom DOOM 2. I know only a teaser was shown at E3, but more information is right around the corner at QuakeCon 2018. So we don't have to wait too long.

But till then, enjoy the Teaser that has me really excited for another DOOM.





Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wonderland - Video Tour and Steam Workshop Release


A week or so ago I finally uploaded my park to Steam Workshop and created a video tour of the park. It has been a long year and a half of playing and working on this park. But now I am finally happy with it to call it done and uploaded it for everyone to enjoy. Feel free to head on over to Steam and download Wonderland HERE.

Mess with the park in any way you see fit. Just if you upload it to Steam Workshop please give credit where it is due. I'd wouldn't mind seeing how others can improve and make Wonderland a better park.

If you rather not download my park and just want to take a look at what I created. Well I produced a video tour I uploaded to YouTube. You can check out the video tour of Wonderland below.


Wonderland was created in the challenge mode, which is basically a play mode where you try to create a park and make money. I think with my next park I'll just create it in the sandbox mode so I don't have to worry about funds. But it will be a while till start a new park. I have plans to play and build a Jurassic Park with the upcoming Jurassic World Evolution game coming out in June 2018. See you then...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

JBtheGamer's Thoughts On: SUPERHOT


SUPERHOT reminds me of the Matrix movies with the slow-motion combat. The interesting thing is that time always moves slow unless you move or attack. So if you take your time you can basically dodge bullets pretty well. But the challenge increases as more enemies with different weapons come at you. One shot or hit will destroy your enemies, but if you get hit or shot even once you lose and have to start the whole level over. If you complete the level you are rewarded with seeing your progress in real time. Seeing your moves and attacks play out is pretty neat.

In terms of story the game has you play through a campaign that is pretty short. It starts off with a friend sending you a leaked copy of a game called SUPERHOT. As you play and talk with your friend about how awesome this game is, it becomes clear that someone is watching you and tries to stop you from playing. But as you would guess, you can't stop and eventually this mysterious person starts encouraging you to keep playing.

Once you beat the campaign an endless mode unlocks along with challenge mode that has you go through the same levels but with different challenges. There is also a VR version of the game that takes the game to new levels.

I really enjoyed playing SUPERHOT. It is truly a unique take on the slow-motion game play with a bit of rogue-lite elements. There is a stand-alone expansion in the works that comes out later this year and I can't wait to play that as well. Whether you are looking for a quick game to kill time or a killer VR game. I would highly suggest checking out SUPERHOT.

SUPERHOT is available to purchase for Windows, Linux, OSX, PS4, and Xbox One.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

My Steam Curator's Page


Last year I started a Steam Curator's page and have grown it to include over 20 reviewed games with a few Informational selections as well. I plan to go back and review games I have played and didn't get to review on my Blog or GrownGaming.com. So check it out and even follow my Curator page by Clicking Here. Thank you for the support.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

JBtheGamer's Thoughts On: Total War: WARHAMMER


A little while back I picked up Total War: WARHAMMER during a Steam sale. I was pretty excited to get my hands on this game and check it out. I have had a love/hate relationship with Creative Assembly's Total War series. Now a Total War series based on the WARHAMMER franchise, this is a game I could get really into. The reason I didn't pick it up when it released because at the time I had so many other games to play. So during one of the Steam sales, I finally decided to pick it up.

I wasn't put off by all the DLC the game has to offer, in fact, some of the DLC was free and I downloaded those right away. It does kind of suck that the Chaos forces are locked behind DLC, but that didn't really bother me all that much. So I jumped into the game and started off with the Campaign. I went with the Dwarfs because they had some of the more advanced technologies of war. I figured it would be interesting to play with cannons and rifle infantry. Things were going well so far. Got to play a few of the battles before being presented with the tactical map. I really like the strategic gameplay of the battles. Enjoying how you move your armies around into the best positions to defeat your enemies on the field. But once I got to playing around on the tactical map is where things got boring for me pretty fast. I didn't like the turn-based tactical base and army building. After conquering some territory and struggling to keep my people happy. I soon discovered I rather just play the battles then the campaign. So that is what I did. I stopped any progress of the campaign and just started to play the custom and quest battles.


This was rather disappointing to me. I heard so much about the campaign and watched some Let's Plays on it and thought it was something I could get into. But I was wrong, the campaign felt too much like a Civilization game and I am not into those. Even if the campaign was a bust to me, the battles themselves are really where the meat and potatoes are in Total War: WARHAMMER. Each race feels unique and interesting. And getting close up to the fighting is a real treat to see as the action unfolds before you.

The only gripe, other than the boring campaign, was the battles take so long to load. I know it can't be my computer because other modern games load pretty fast. For whatever reason Total War: WARHAMMER battles take forever to load.

Overall I wouldn't say Total War: WARHAMMER is a bad game, it really isn't. But if the battles seem more of your speed and the tactical campaign isn't. I would highly suggest waiting for the game to go on sale before picking it up. Unless you are into the full package, it really isn't worth the price they are asking for.  At some point in the future, I'll pick up the sequel as I heard the campaign has improved. I also really like playing out the battles with the WARHAMMER races and want to check out some of the new races they added in the sequel.