Dead Rising is on PS4!

Happy Halloween!! It’s that time of the year again when strange children will come a knock knock knocking on your door, dressed in all manner of design and disaster, with the single minded purpose of getting what they want: candy. And much like those costumed children of the night that seek that sweet sweet calorie confection, zombies are running amok all over Willamette, Colorado. But these lifeless losers aren’t after your tasty treats, they want brains! Or at least that’s the scene starts in Capcom’s Dead Rising. Originally released as an XBox 360 exclusive back in 2006, and now a decade later Capcom has blessed us all with it’s rerelease on PS4!

headerJoin the hard headed photo journalist, Frank West, once again as he struggles to uncover the secrets behind the zombi-fication of an entire town in the rural Colorado. Using only with your trusty camera and your wits, it’s your job to find the truth! But don’t worry, you won’t be defenseless. In fact, in Dead Rising, anything you can get your hands on can be used to permanently dead the undead. Trash can? Swing it around and cause havoc. Knife? Slice and dice as much as you like. Shovel? Dig those undead goons a nice hole to sleep in. Lawn Mower? Looks like you’ve become a mow-tivational speaker! Car battery? It’s definitely a Die Hard. 😉

The more damage you do, the more experience points you will earn and the fast you will level up, so be creative. Once you level up, new upgrades will be available to you! Extended health bar, another item slot, and new fighting moves are a few of the upgrades that are available to Mr. West. Be sure to snap a lot of photos with your camera as well. Every photo you take will add to your experience points and help you increase in level. The more swanky the photo, the more experience you will earn! Dead Rising isn’t just about killing zombies, it’s also about taking cool pictures and saving lives!

You have 72 hours to discover the truth behind the living dead that roam the streets as well as try to save as many civilians as you can. Along the way, you’ll run into a few other survivors – some will want to help you, such as Otis. Others, well, let’s just say they won’t be as helpful. Otis will hand you a walkie-talkie and give you clues as to where other survivors in the mall might be. To get to those survivors you’ll have to plow through hordes of the walking dead. So be sure to keep an eye on the clock, because the living won’t stay that way for long. Don’t feel too much pressure from the clock, however, because even though you have 72 hours until the rescue chopper arrives, you can always start a new game using your stats from a previous game! It’s basically “new game plus” without having to beat the game! In fact, check out my Let’s Play video on youtube and see me do just that. I start a brand new game using previously saved stat info, and well, it just keeps getting better and better!

Personally I love this game. I have always been a huge Capcom fan, and when I first heard they were making a semi-open world zombie game, I was on board before the band wagon even had wheels. I’ve played the original version of the game many times, so I’m a little bit ashamed to say that I’ve never beaten it. And I say that I’m only “a little bit ashamed” because, well, I never cared about beating the game. I was always completely satisfied just running around obliterating every zombie I came across. I love killing zombies, and I love Dead Rising. And now, with Dead Rising being rereleased for the PS4, I have another reason to enjoy killing zombies all over again. Thank you, Capcom. 🙂

Overwatch Halloween Loot Box Special!! Opening 100 Loot Boxes!!

The Omnic Crisis is reaching a new level of terror as Halloween creeps closer and closer for our cast of heroic characters! Witches, zombies, mad scientists and their monsters galore are now roaming the digital graveyards of Blizzard‘s Overwatch. What does that mean for the likes of gamers like you and me? It means NEW SKINS AND SPECIAL LOOT BOXES!!! In case you missed it, here’s the trailer!

Much like the Summer Olympic Games special event that happened a while back, this season’s Halloween Special is packed with limited edition goodies that can be gained from opening special Halloween Loot Boxes. These special loot boxes are acquired the usual ways: through in game purchases using real money and through leveling up your character. However, unlike the Summer Special, the skins aren’t ONLY limited to being gained from loot boxes, they are now also purchasable! That’s guaranteed to please quite a few of the fans out there who don’t have the luxury to shell out the real world money for mucho loot boxes. Speaking of which, here’s a video of Yours Truly opening 100 loot boxes! Enjoy!

PokeMonday 10-17-2016: Zest In Oktoberfest!

Happy PokeMonday to all you Awesome Gamer’s out there, it is I, your local Buddha Brotha trying to get back on track after a two week hiatus. My sincere apologies, Oktoberfest can be unforgiving. And, in my best Forrest Gump impression, “that’s all I got to say about that.” Now let’s turn away from lagers and pints, and focus more on the larger point: Pokemon and Halloween! So, with a bag full of Pidgey and Rattatta candy, I head off in search of some scary pokemon!

oMy Poke-Adventures this week took me to Citrus Ranch Park in Irvine. Citrus Ranch is a beautiful hidden gem on Portola Boulevard, tucked away between Jamboree and Tustin Ranch Road, that boasts a fully tended citrus grove, bbq grilles, a children’s play area, and a large open field for sporting events such as soccer. However the major draw at Citrus Ranch is the view. The citrus grove is situated on the sides of a hill, with img_5615dirt paths that you can easily navigate towards the top. Waiting at the top is a look-out point, from which you can see all the way to the coast, just barely seeing Catalina Island. This park is fantastic.

img_5577In regards to Pokemon, however, I was unable to verify it’s potential as any sort of nest. 🙁 On my first visit to the park, I was fortunate to run into a few Jynx. I was only at the park for half an hour, but during that 30 minute period I saw a trio of the dancing pokemon, so I had high hopes that I had found a nest.  On my following visit to the park I encountered a Tauros, a couple of Nidorans, and a healthy amount of the usual pidgeys, rattattas, and ekans, and only one Jynx. Alas, further visits to Citrus Ranch, though a great place to visit, failed to produce any signs of Jynx. I did catch a Clefairy, so alls well that ends well! Oh well, such is PokeTrainer life.

Anyway, that’s all from me this week! I’ll be checking out more parks in the next few days. Until then, stay awesome and happy hunting! ebbf504d9867da499d94f573240a2271