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@_ReElise #IndieGame @Kickstarter Project Blends #Anime, #HipHop, #Christianity & Hope – SUPER DOPE!

Posted by Yogizilla on August 25, 2016

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have caught some of the buzz about one of the most ambitious Kickstarter indie game projects this year: ReElise (pronounced “release”).  This game is nothing short of SUPER DOPE.  But don’t take our word for it..  Peep our gameplay video and YouTube exclusive SNEAK PEEK:

This game is high-concept yet super fun to play.  It combines…

  • Moving hip-hop beats and original OST
  • Old-school/retro turn-based JRPG game mechanics
  • Deep combat system and phat loot
  • Emotional story with tons of feels
  • Dynamic characters that aren’t made out of cardboard
  • Christian themes and practical life advice, hope, and inspiration

On the latter note, some folks may be turned off by the Christian aspect.  The knee-jerk reaction may be that it’s going to be preachy or that a hidden agenda will take priority over good gameplay.  None of those things are true.

If you worry about religious themes, most of anime and video games won’t even exist!  Just look at Neon Genesis Evangelion, arguably one of the greatest anime series of all time.  It’s been redone, revisited, and talked about for over a decade yet the entire mythos is rooted in Christian themes.  Most are oblivious to this, even with the out-right references to angels and resurrection, yet the story still has a massive impact.

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That’s exactly the sort of legacy Justin Fox wishes to create with ReElise.  If we help him succeed, he’ll be the first Christian-developed video game that doesn’t hide the fact that there are Christian themes.  This is crazy considering that games like Citizens Of Earth and Five Nights At Freddy’s are developed by Christians yet you’d never know it.  Justin has made bold decisions and is truly making a game that he himself wants to play.  If you ask us, these are the sorts of indie projects we need to support wholeheartedly.

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The ReElise story revolves around a girl named Elise and her struggles with inner demons.  For over 7 years she was the victim of human trafficking and now she is on a war path.  This powerful premise is but one aspect of what makes this game so compelling.

ReElise is positioned to discuss the truths and topics that others are too scared to tap into.  We not only have a strong female protagonist but also a minority game developer.  In an industry where diversity and innovation are often swept under the rug for the sake of pandering and profit, this is a breath of fresh air.  Let’s rally to support this, friends!

Ready to be part of the movement driving ReElise?  Support ReElise on Kickstarter and share with friends.

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Learn more about our awesome community of geeks and creatives on the latest GeekyAntics Community Round-Up!  Even if you can’t support the ReElise indie game project, please comment, share, and tell your friends!

 

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Meet The GANG: Gaming Death Podcast & EP 100 Party On June 12th 2014! #E32014 #E3Live #E3

Posted by Yogizilla on June 10, 2014

Geeky Antics has dat #E32014 #E3Live coverage.  Come join us at GeekyAntics.net and meet the Gaming Death Podcast.  Special show airing LIVE tonight on Twitch!

http://twitch.tv/GeekyAntics

GDP is about to hit 100 episodes.  It’s kind of a big deal.  Show some love with some comments, even if it is just “awesome” – celebrate with us and bring some friends! #GeeksUnite

 

Meet The GANG: Gaming Death Podcast & EP 100 Party On June 12th 2014! #E32014.

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Hearthstone iPad App Now Available – Not Just In Canada!

Posted by Yogizilla on April 18, 2014

It’s official – the Hearthstone iPad app is now available in the Uninted States app store.  Now you don’t have an excuse.  Everyone come join Clan NoF and the Geeky Antics / AllGames communities for some Hearthstone.  It’s FREE, easy to learn, and fun!

Do the happy chicken dance!

Hearthstone iPad App Now Available – Not Just In Canada!.

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#YOHTAI – A Place For Hearthstone.. Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Posted by Yogizilla on April 17, 2014

Over at Geeky Antics we have been keeping busy reporting the latest #Hearthstone news.  We have info on how to get Hearthstone on the iPad or iPhone now.  We even have some sneak peeks for the upcoming Adventure Mode (Curse of Naxxramas), new cards, and shifts in the meta.  It’s an exciting time to be a geek – especially if you are on a budget!

Stan Faryna has started the #YOHTAI initiative as we prepare for some collaborative livestreams, special video series, and game nights.  Help us out by sharing your Battle Tag over at Geeky Antics and sharing via social media.  Tweet, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Squidoo..  Whatever you use, get it out there – we can do it!

Our hope is that this will help us all find more worthy opponents where the competition is more balanced.  Matchmaking still leaves a bit to be desired on Hearthstone but we reckon the mobile apps and single-player content will change that a lot.  There’s also Arena Mode, which we highly recommend once you get a good grasp on the basics.

Show Stan some love.  Share this and leave comments with your BNet Battle Tag (in the format USERNAME#ID).  Feel free to leave your Twitter, Twitch, Skype, Raptr, and other pertinent social media stuff.

This is #1 of the series and we hope to see many more.  We can’t make it happen without you.  Let’s do this!

GAME ON!

Ye Olde #Hearthstone Tavern and Inn (16 April 2014) Issue No. 1.

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XBox One Is Almost Here.. Do We Even Care?

Posted by Yogizilla on November 20, 2013

XBox One and Playstation 4 backstage E3 2013.

XBox One and Playstation 4 share space backstage at E3.

People have asked me this question quite a bit:

Which console are you/should I get: XBox One or PS4?

I say neither.. at least for now. I am unimpressed by the launch titles and, really, I barely touch my console these days. Those of you that follow me on Twitch.tv know I prefer streaming a wide variety of PC games, especially bargain bin deals and sweet bundles. As such, I see no need to upgrade any time soon.

The one thing we can agree on is that the Nintendo Wii-U is in a class of it’s own and certainly does not compete directly (it’s like that by design).  I am sure we can also agree that the PC offers more for less, too.  Thank you, Humble Bundle and Steam.

As far as console gaming goes, I am happy to revive old games and stick to my mainstays such as Black Ops 2, Battlefield 3, Mass Effect 3, and now GTA V.  There are tons of games I can dust off, as well as countless impulse buys in my XBox LIVE arcade library.  Speaking of which, add Yogizilla on XBox LIVE and maybe we can stream together.  That might just motivate me to get excited about console gaming again.

XBox One VS. PS4 Facts & Assumptions

What cracks me up about this whole next generation is how people are all flocking to PS4 still, citing marked improvements to resolution and gameplay.  They also say that Microsoft is invading our privacy and limiting how we access content.  I hate to break it to you, fanboys, but Microsoft and Sony are both doing the same stupid things.  There is a lot of misinformation, silly emotion, bias, and assumptions, even in the above image..  Shame.

I mean, the PS4 will not even play audio CDs or MP4s.  WTF?  If I had to choose one, I would go with the XBox One, simply because Microsoft has the better online experience hands-down.  This is a fact, not an opinion.  Several people have analyzed the infrastructure and come to the same conclusion…  Regardless, I will stick to PC gaming for now and recycling old console games.

While people are camping out to get their new so-called next-gen consoles, the rest of us will be playing the next-gen games right now as we have all along.  I feel like we’d all be more excited if Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo alike could do subsidized sales much like Steam and Humble Bundle.  They just can’t keep up on price and technology, really.  Speaking of which, Steam Winter Sale 2013 is coming and it will pwn Black Friday deals without the insanity!  Also, SteamOS is bringing the PC to the living room in a big way..  GG.

Moving on, I will be streaming more League of Legends and random assorted flavors on Twitch.  In fact, I am about to showcase Guardians of Middle-Earth for Steam.  I love the XBox 360 version so this should be a treat.  For those still stuck on the whole console business, read my article about Why The Next-Gen Gaming Consoles Are Unimpressive at yomar.me, y0.

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Marvel Puzzle Quest R42 – Power Packs and EPIC Improvements

Posted by Yogizilla on November 19, 2013

Sexy update meets the world’s greatest puzzle adventure!

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Yes, this is not mere marketing copy – Puzzle Quest just got better!

Release 42 brings Power Packs, which seem to be the collective updates described on the handy splash screen and mini release notes. The highlights of R42 include easier ability use through a new firing panel (instead of flashing tiles) and higher drop rates from missions. The full list of release notes can be found at d3pforums.com if you are curious.

Possibly the biggest tweak is the return of power training via the cache. This means you can train powers using cached covers. This feature is a must because it sucks when you have to grind for points or sell your covers to make room for your core team.

This update is very encouraging as it shows us Demiurge is catering to paying and non-paying players alike, which only makes us want to support the game further. Storage was the biggest issue for me and the increased mission drops now multiplies replay value threefold. If you have been away from PQ, now is the time to bring your toons back into action!

The sad part is that I dumped some copies of Iron Man Model 35 because I was at the power cap. When that happens, you need to level up your units, which gets increasingly more expensive at higher levels and higher rarities. Bag Man Spider-Man is another under-appreciated unit that I recommend holding on to. Using him with Hawkeye, Storm, Juggernaut, and/or Dark Avengers Black Widow is highly effective in missions where countdown tiles present huge threats. Be wary of high-level Muscle, Pyro, Grenadier, and Flamethrower types.. they really hurt!

Back to R42, the UI improvements are not just nice eye candy. The roughly 125MB update does a lot to improve the UX. The game glitches a lot less and the need to click/tap lots has been vastly reduced. This is a complete overhaul.. it’s something a big deal.

Now, let’s hope they bring back some lightning rounds because this three-star event sucks hairy donkey balls. Amirite?

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