The Transformers: Devastation Trailer Fails to Not Suck

transformers devastationIn my book, there’s only been one stellar Transformers game to date: Atari’s PS2 title, which was appropriately titled Transformers. It’s the kind of series that should result in amazing games, but the titles I’ve played have been fairly lackluster. (I know a lot of people liked the War for Cybertron series, but I never found it at all engaging.)

Unfortunately Transformers: Devastation might be another mediocre giant robot game. It’s too early to make any definitive judgements, but from what I’ve seen, this game looks like a generic arena brawler in the vein of the Dragon Ball Z games (apologies to my DBZ-loving brother, Gabe Watkins).

If this trailer accurately represents this game, I doubt it will be up my alley. On the bright side, it probably won’t be royally fucked up as the Michael Bay Transformers movies were.

E3 2015: The Star Wars: Battlefront Trailer Is Far From Forceful

star wars battlefrontI wasn’t sure what to expect from Star Wars: Battlefront ‘s first gameplay trailer. I’m not a fan of the Battlefront games, but initially, I thought this title might change my mind. I was pleased to see a more laidback approach instead of the kind of massive military fights I typically associate with the series. [Read more…]

Bloodborne – How to Beat Rom, the Vacuous Spider, at Moonside Lake

Bloodborne Rom the Vacuous SpiderRom, the Vacuous Spider, is just one of Bloodborne‘s phenomenally designed bosses. Not only does this one require a bit of strategy, but the Moonside Lake setting is stunningly gorgeous to look at.

If you’ve been struggling on this one (she can be pretty tough), here’s a walkthrough that will hopefully make things easier for you.

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Rack N Ruin Enchanter Trophy – How to Enchant the Amulet

Rack n Ruin Enchanted AmuletThe enchanted amulet is a great item to have in Rack N Ruin, because it causes your mana to regenerate over time. There’s also a Trophy for getting the item in the PS4 version of the game, so Trophy hunters will definitely want to seek it out.

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Rack N Ruin Bomb Swatter Trophy

Rack N Ruin Bomb SwatterIn Rack N Ruin, the Bomb Swatter Trophy is insanely easy to get. All you need to do is drop a bomb and then hit it with your sword.

Seriously. That’s all there is to it.

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Rack N Ruin – How to Get the Magic Bag

The magic bag in Rack N Ruin is a really handy item, since it doubles your carrying capacity for a lot of your items, including bombs. In order to get it, you’ll have to first beat Amon to get your lightning magic, then make your way over to the ruins area in the Fetid Field.

There is a locked door toward the southern edge of the ruins, so this will require a key as well. Once you manage to unlock the door and get inside, you’ll have to solve a puzzle to get to the chest.

Rack n RuinThe puzzle can be a bit tricky, but here’s an easy way to solve it:

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Rack N Ruin Pyrophobia Trophy – How to Beat Amon Without Using Fire Damage

Rack N Ruin AmonTo get the Pyrophobia Trophy in Rack N Ruin, you must beat the first boss, Amon, without using fire damage. While that sounds like a simple task, it’s complicated by the fact that at this early stage in the game, pretty much all your magic is fire based, even if you managed to purchase the spell book from the witch’s shop. Even your bombs are fire-based, so those are off the table as well.

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Cutscenery: Dino Crisis 2

Dino Crisis 2One year has passed since the “Third Energy Incident” and government research has begun at a base… somewhere and blah blah blah…

Look, I don’t mean to belittle Dino Crisis 2, and my apologies go out to Dr. Kirk, but this opening dialogue is just an excuse to usher in a bunch of dinosaur action. Which is probably okay, because the only questions I have when I pop in the Dino Crisis 2 disc are: Where are the dinosaurs and how long until I start killing a bunch of them?

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Saints Row IV Has the Best Use of Dinosaurs I’ve Ever Seen

Saint's Row DinosaurThere are many games that include dinosaurs. There are the Dino Hunter and Turok series, in which you fight dinosaurs. There’s the old We’re Back game on the SNES, in which you play as a dinosaur. There are several Jurassic Park games, some of which let you fight dinosaurs and some of which let you play as a dinosaur. But the absolute best use of dinosaurs I’ve seen happens in Saints Row IV.

I mean, just watch this video from the Enter The Dominatrix DLC:

It’s so completely batshit insane that the characters even say it’s completely batshit insane when it’s happening. I won’t spoil all the details for you, because you should really watch this (or, better yet, play it) for yourself.

But it turns out the dinosaurs are intelligent raptors from another planet. And they sing you the song of their people.

It’s total batshit, and it’s great. If anyone tells you that they have found a better use of dinosaurs in a video game, they are wrong.

Thus saith Alcoholic Luigi.

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The New Tomb Raider Game Had Better Have Dinosaurs in It

Tomb Raider DinosaurI’m going to be perfectly honest here: I did not enjoy the Tomb Raider reboot.

This is not because it was too linear in its attempt at an open world, nor was it because of the annoying quick time events that ultimately led to me rage quitting. No, my faithful friends and readers, I was displeased by Tomb Raider because of its lack of dinosaurs. That’s right, the game ultimately failed to deliver my requisite level of dino goodness.

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