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A Week In Gaming – Dead Island Riptide and Mass Effect

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Hello, I’m LadyCroft3 and this is my first piece here on the Geek Force Network. I’d like to introduce my shtick a little bit, so here it goes. I plan on doing a weekly write-up about my gaming exploits that took place over the previous week. This includes new games, old games, games I have been live streaming, and everything in between. I’ll discuss my thoughts on certain things as well as cover new features and DLC’s. Basically, it’s a mash-up of my hectic weeks in gaming!

What I Have Been Playing:

This week I have been trying to catch up on Dead Island Riptide. I am on chapter 9 and have gotten my character, Purna, to level 55. Riptide features a skill tree that can be updated multiple times, which I didn’t realize for a while. I thought that each skill could only be upgraded once in the initial unlocking of the skill, but apparently there are certain skills that have up to 3 separate levels to be unlocked. I had unlocked everything once at about level 45 and for almost 10 levels I held on to my skill points wondering why the heck they made a skill tree that maxes out at level 45 when the level cap is 70. Needless to say, I’m happy that I can continue to upgrade my stuff, though I feel a little embarrassed that I forgot about this feature since it was used in Dead Island, which I played.

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I’ve also been playing a lot of Gears of War: Judgment this week. My boyfriend Fysh and I have played all the Gears of War games together through the co-op mode, and this week we finally finished the campaign of Judgment. We also finished up the secondary campaign in Judgment that takes place during Gears of War 3 called Aftermath. The game was good, but I felt like it was a bit weak compared to past games in the series, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We have also been playing a lot of Judgment’s multiplayer since it has been updated to allow two standard guns upon spawning. For some reason, they thought it was a good idea to only allow people to have one weapon upon spawning, so only a Gnasher or only a Lancer as opposed to both. Anyway, I’m glad that was fixed up. Now players choose a main weapon as well as have a Gnasher permanently equipped. It makes the gameplay way more diverse since there are quite a few new guns to choose from as starter weapons.

What I Have Been Streaming:

In case you weren’t aware, I stream gameplay regularly over on Twitch.tv. This week I started off by wrapping up Dishonored’s Knife of Dunwall DLC. If you have played Dishonored and are looking for a fun DLC to play, I suggest you get Knife of Dunwall. It elaborates on the story of Daud, the man responsible for the assassination of the Empress at the very beginning of the main game campaign. Daud has new powers and different outlook than Corvo, Dishonored’s main character. It was a lot of fun to play, even though it was only about 2 hours in length. I do wish it was a bit longer since in some ways it felt forced, rushing the story along and so on.

MassEffect

As per usual, once I finished the Knife of Dunwall DLC I asked my viewers to vote on what I game I would be streaming next. Out of about 6 games to choose from, the majority vote went to Mass Effect. This choice was an awesome one since the Mass Effect series is my favorite game series’ of all time. It’s been a pleasure to stream it so far, as of Thursday I had just been granted Spectre status after finding a friendly Quarian, a hardcore Krogan, and an amazing Turian to add to my little mismatched crew.

I also do multiplayer stream events in which my viewers can join in the fun and play a multiplayer game with me. In keeping with the Mass Effect theme, Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer was chosen. I ended up playing with a small group of viewers, including someone new to the stream. It ended up being tons of fun and while I planned to only play for about an hour and a half, I ended up playing for two and a half hours. I’ve always really enjoyed the multiplayer portion of Mass Effect 3, even though it wasn’t entirely necessary to the game as a whole, it is very entertaining. Plus with all the new additions to it like challenges, extended ranks, and characters it’s a hoot to try to get everything done.

That’s it for this week’s round-up, see you all again next week for another week in gaming!

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Let’s Play Amnesia: The Dark Descent Part 20

Welcome to my Amnesia series! Amnesia: The Dark Descent is often called the ‘scariest game of all time’, which is why I decided to play this for your sadistic enjoyment. Watch me solve puzzles, freak out and panic to your heart’s content from the safety of your own home!

In this episode, Amnesia tortures my mind and eyes, but maybe not in the way you think. So… many… puzzles… I’ve got puzzles coming out of the..

Sam and Sam’s Tekkit Ender Quest Part 27

If you missed Part 26, which I posted on GFN  yesterday and therefore the intro to this series, you may have no idea what’s going on. Here’s the answer to all your questions:

“Join Sam and Sam, the terribly dysfunctional duo as they traverse the Minecraft landscape on their quest to the End. What is the End? Where is the End? How do they get there? They have no idea, but they at least have tons of confidence so that should at least count for something. Sam and Sam’s Tekkit Ender Quest is about 10% educational and 90% fighting, mischief and getting in each other’s way, so if you want to have front side seats to watching me (CheeeseToastie) annoy other Sam (Grumbl3dook) to a head full of grey hairs, I’d suggest you dive right in! You’d think after 26 episodes we’d have made ridiculous amounts of progress, but alas the paranoia, revenge attacks and schemes and our many shenanigans mean it was not to be so. Basically, don’t worry, you haven’t missed too much if you’re just joining us now.”

In this episode, Sam and I show you neat little trick for making a water farm. Little do we know water is plotting its revenge… Shock ending!

Now, on with the show!

Sam and Sam’s Tekkit Ender Quest Part 26

Join Sam and Sam, the terribly dysfunctional duo as they traverse the Minecraft landscape on their quest to the End. What is the End? Where is the End? How do they get there? They have no idea, but they at least have tons of confidence so that should at least count for something. Sam and Sam’s Tekkit Ender Quest is about 10% educational and 90% fighting, mischief and getting in each other’s way, so if you want to have front side seats to watching me (CheeeseToastie) annoy other Sam (Grumbl3dook) to a head full of grey hairs, I’d suggest you dive right in! You’d think after 26 episodes we’d have made ridiculous amounts of progress, but alas the paranoia, revenge attacks and schemes and our many shenanigans mean it was not to be so. Basically, don’t worry, you haven’t missed too much if you’re just joining us now.

In this episode we get working on our wondrous semi-automated wheat farm! Also, Grumbl3dook and I compare hoes and he discovers why cliff-farming isn’t a thing.

Check out my bio page for more info on this strange CheeeseToastie character.

Game On: Mario Galaxy 2 (Part 9)

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Are we going to be able to find all 242 stars? I don’t know…the future is cloudy! *rimshot*

It’s time for Part 9 of Super Mario Galaxy 2. Chris and Shaun are taking on the entire game in this playthrough. That’s right — all the way through every green star. Have a game you want to see us suffer through play next? Let us know in the comments or by sending us an email, or find out more about us on our bio page.

It’s time to make space in Mario’s heart for a new lover. Game on.

Streams/Videos

diethardvideo“And what about your sick games? Don’t kid yourself; you know how humans love to watch other people suffer while making fools of themselves.”

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