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The Real Secret Of Evermore

April 8th, 2014 by

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I’m not sure I’d consider Umaro a “main” character of Final Fantasy VI, but hey.

I thought I was clever back then for recognizing the Final Fantasy IV homage with Cecil behind the counter, but shit man. This particular secret is way more nuanced. And quite a bit more keen.

Secret of Evermore, Final Fantasy VI [didyouknowgaming]

The Raw Power Of Mike Tyson And Street Fighter Sound Effects

April 4th, 2014 by

Check out this crazy video of Mike Tyson footage combined with Street Fighter’s Balrog sounds. Man, that boy can bash. Having watched this, I feel like I understand Mike a little better – I have a newfound appreciation for his skills in the art of punchiness. Wow.

David Bowie Is Metal Gear Solid

April 2nd, 2014 by
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So it turns out David Bowie is the sole inspiration for the entirety of the Metal Gear Solid series.

Some of the examples are a bit of a stretch, though, while others are pretty spot on. Young Eva’s Bowie counterpart isn’t nearly as convincing as Old Eva’s virtual doppelganger.

Gives me the heebs, a little. [shivers]

David Bowie Is Every Metal Gear Solid Character Ever [kotaku]

Marvel Puzzle Quest – Healing without Health Packs

March 30th, 2014 by

 

I love Marvel Puzzle Quest. Admittedly, I’m obsessed with the game. Since it just surpassed 2 million downloads, I thought now would be as good a time as any to cover the Spider-Man heal in the game.

The Spider-Man heal was covered in our Marvel Puzzle Quest guide. However, that was for new players without a Spider-Man of their own to keep them in the game. With this, you’ll be able to conserve your health packs for when you really need them.

To do this yourself, you’ll need a bare minimum of two Spider-Man covers: 1 Web Bandages, 1 All Tied Up. The more of them you have, the better off you’ll be. I run a 3/5/5 Spider-Man build as my main character. Other characters are dictated by the event you’re playing at the time.

Also, if you don’t have Spider-Man classic, Black Widow (Original) works in a pinch. You’ll get the added benefit of AP disruption from Aggressive Recon, too, which can be a game changer.

LINE Cookie Run Tips and Tricks

March 25th, 2014 by

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Cookie Run for Kakao was my guilty pleasure. I say “was” because it no longer exists in the App Store. In its place is a version of Cookie Run that’s translated into English (rather than its native Korean), but nearly a year’s worth of updates behind.

On the plus side? I’m pretty familiar with the game and can give you a few tips. Also, we can talk about the best Cookies to target and which cookies to avoid. I’m looking at you, Rock Star Cookie (which should come out around November 2014 or so).

Let’s begin, shall we?

Friday The 13th Themed DualShock 4

March 25th, 2014 by

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The DS4 factory finish looks well enough, but slap some Friday the 13th paint and weathering on there and it looks, well, like you probably shouldn’t touch it. But you’ll want to anyway. Wear it with the mask for full effect.

My custom Jason/Friday the 13th custom dual shock 4 [gamefreaks]

The Brilliant Concept Art of Titanfall

March 20th, 2014 by

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Did you know there was an art book for Titanfall? Yeah, it’s a thing, and it’s exceptionally rad. Published by Titan Books, The Art of Titanfall gives fans a glimpse into the game that goes beyond the surface – right into the very guts of the game and all the concepts that make Titanfall’s aesthetic foundation.

The Art of Titanfall is just plain cool, serving not only as a rare insider look into the game’s inner workings, but also as a handy gallery of artistic reference.

Cookie Run for Kakao goes missing from US App Store.

March 20th, 2014 by
The dreaded Cookie Run update screen that leads to no update for US iTunes users.

This Cookie Run update screen leads to no update for US iTunes users.

This, ladies and gentlemen, may be a bit of a cautionary tale. Last week, Cookie Run (쿠키런) for Kakao mysteriously disappeared from the US App Store. As a free-to-play game with in-app purchases, of which my daughter and I have made in the past, the lack of information is concerning. The game is rendered completely unplayable for anyone using the “for Kakao” network on a US iTunes account.

Update: It’s been confirmed as removed from the Canadian and United Kingdom App Store, as well.

In its place is LINE Cookie Run. There’s a good chance that Devsisters, the Cookie Run developer licensed the game out for use in the United States. That’s all fine and dandy for those in the new market, but it also leaves users such as myself on the outside looking in.

While it’s safe to assume this affects a very small percentage of the estimated 120,000 United States citizens living in South Korea, I know of a handful of people that are pissed right now with no way to vent. I’m sure those people know others, what with this being a social game and all. I’m here to give a voice for the voiceless.


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