Archive for June 2015

World’s Biggest Ballpit PRANK   Leave a comment

The guys at Rocketjump, creators of the Video Game High School web series, decided to prank their employees at work.

Then things escalated really quickly…

I’m done.

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Posted June 28, 2015 by StupidSystemus in Funny, Other, Video

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Games I’ve Played in 2015 (1st Half)   2 comments

1. Girl Fight – This fighting game was on sale for $1.99 on the Playstation Network. There’s a reason why it’s so cheap. Other than having all female fighters, this should not be compared to the likes of Street Fighter, Tekken, or Mortal Kombat. Clunky controls and fighting mechanics. Not that great.

2. Puppeteer – This actually caught me by surprise and is quite good.

One dark moonlit night, a young boy named Kutaro was carried away by the maleficent Moon Bear King to a black castle where the unlucky lad was transformed into a puppet. Kutaro displeased the terrible tyrant, who devoured the boy’s wooden head and cast away his body. But the headless hero was not alone, for he had discovered a very special pair of scissors to help him on his harrowing adventure to find his head, and his way home.

As the headless puppet, Kutaro must use Calipers (the magical scissors) to gather all the moonshards and free other lost souls. He also encounters various puppet heads and use their powers along the way. It’s an innovative platformer that sets the game as a grand puppet show.

3. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara – This is the arcade port of the two Dungeons & Dragons game that came out in the 90s. I remember playing them in the arcades as a kid. You could play with up to 4 people and work together. The years have not been kind to the graphics, but they’re still as fun as I remember them.

4. CounterSpy – It’s a stealth game similar to Metal Gear Solid, but played as a platformer. Using the Cold War setting, you are C.O.U.N.T.E.R. agent who retrieves information from both the Socialist (Soviet Union) and Imperialist (United States) nations. The goal is to try and remain undetected, if possible, and not raise the DefCon level to 1 (5 lowest, 1 highest). If you do, the countries could launch their nukes. So you go back and forth between the two sides stealing information, power-ups, weapons and lower the DefCon threat level.

5. Silent Hill: Homecoming – This is probably the last good Silent Hill game. I’m currently playing Downpour and this one just have much better controls. Alex Shepherd, a soldier returning from war, to his hometown of Shepherd’s Glen (a town outside of Silent Hill), where he finds the town in disarray, and his younger brother missing. As he continues on his search to find his younger brother, he discovers more about the Order, a cult, as well as the town’s history, and his own past.

6. Tokyo Jungle – Humans disappeared (died?). The only ones left are animals. Pets have gone feral and taking over the cities of Tokyo, now overrun by plants. You get to play as one of these animals. Your goal is to survive for as long as you can without dying from other predators bigger than you, starvation. You will also mate and create a family and try to extend your family tree for as many generations as possible.

7. The Unfinished Swan – Artistic games never disappoint.

8. Crime & Punishment: Sherlock Holmes – You play Sherlock Holmes and try to solve murders. It has clunky controls, but I’ll try to beat it. Like most games in this list, I got it for free.

Batman: Arkham Asylum   Leave a comment

Batman: Arkham Asylum is the best superhero videogame. I am super late in playing this game. It came out back in 2009 and I just played and finished it in 2015 thanks to PlayStation Plus’s free games per month.

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The story begins with Batman in the Batmobile, racing towards Arkham Asylum with Joker in handcuffs in the passenger’s seat. Supposedly, Joker broke out of Arkham Asylum. Batman found him and is taking him back. Batman sensed something wasn’t right. He thinks Joker just handed himself easily. He accompanies the staff in making sure Joker won’t try anything funny. It turns out he did. He put the entire facility on lock down for the staff and got most of the dangerous patients freed, including Harley Quinn, Bane, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy and the Scarecrow. The entire area also includes Blackgate Penitentiary. Now it’s up to Batman to investigate and save the Arkham Asylum staff from Joker.

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Joker’s ultimate goal is to complete a serum (Titan formula) based on Bane’s blood and some of venom from Poison Ivy’s vines and inject it to a few Asylum inmates to transform them into deformed, powerful titan like creatures. While Batman is busy stopping Joker, the Riddler is also leaving behind puzzles and clues to mess with Batman (I managed to solve all of the Riddler’s riddles and sent his coordinates to the police).

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The Scarecrow also managed to inject Batman with his fear toxin. Batman started hallucinating about his childhood, Commissioner Gordon dying and switching places with Joker, who shoots him in the head. Somehow Batman was able to overcome the effects of the fear toxin, despite being injected multiple times (Scarecrow lamented on how Batman could still be standing). While running away from Batman, Scarecrow ended up in Killer Croc’s lair and took him out.

As far as enemies go, Harley Quinn was the weakest. Batman put her out and locked her back in her cell. Poison Ivy is a special one. Of all the patients in Arkham Asylum, she is locked up in the Botanical Garden.

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In the final battle, Joker got Batman to fight two titan henchmen. After that, he injected himself with the Titan formula and transformed. Batman was able to beat him. The police from Gotham stormed in and locked up the prisoners again. Scarecrow somehow survived and will probably come back in the next game, Arkham City, set a year after Arkham Asylum.

Apparently, the Arkham Asylum director took credit for stopping Joker and became a major. He deemed both the asylum and Blackgate Penitentiary no longer suitable to hold all of Gotham’s dangerous criminals. Instead, he purchased Gotham’s most notorious slums and converted them into one huge prison they called Arkham City.

I’m done.

Posted June 7, 2015 by StupidSystemus in Games, Reviews

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