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7 Days to Die coming to Consoles

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Bryan is going to love this, in a Press Release today from Tell Tale, we learned the following information. The fun, albeit buggy, zombie horde survival crafting game (What a weird genre, but it’s a popular one) is coming to consoles.

Telltale Publishing today announced that the hit survival horde crafting game 7 Days to Die will release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time on June 28th as both a digital and retail product in North America, and digitally in Europe; and will be available on July 1st for the first time at retail in Europe. The recommended retail price is $29.99 USD or equivalent, and the game is currently available for pre-order at GameStop, Best Buy, GAME, and Amazon. 7 Days to Die is published in collaboration with the Dallas-based independent developer, The Fun Pimps.

Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world survival game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide, generating hundreds of thousands of hours of community content on YouTube and other streaming video platforms.

Fans of Telltale’s The Walking Dead series in partnership with Skybound will be excited to learn that pre-ordering 7 Days to Die will give them exclusive access to 5 character skins from Telltale’s hit series, including Michonne and Lee Everett.


The release continues:

The console version of 7 Days to Die adds a new multiplayer mode supporting local split-screen for couch play, additional online multiplayer modes and features will be revealed in the coming weeks. The game will be supported by exciting DLC content, with details to be revealed in the near future.

This new interview with 7 Days to Die developers gives insight into what inspired the immensely popular “survival horde crafting game” , as well as what players can expect in the console version.

Watching this, dev interview, it look a LOT different than what I remember. But, it’s looking like it’s doing good now… maybe I’ll re-install it. Hopefully it wasn’t like what Vito and I experienced when they released the big patch late last year.

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Pocket Card Jockey Review

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Like peanut butter and jelly, cookies and cream or peas and carrots of course when you think of your favorite pair ups solitaire and horse racing instantly come to mind. Pocket Card Jockey comes to us from GameFreak and this is one of the most addicting games I have played since Rusty’s Real Deal Slugger. GameFreak is also the same team that has brought us Yoshi for the NES, Drill Dozer and Pokemon. This charming little racer combines solitaire and horse racing in a way that surprisingly makes sense. Players start the game given a horse and are walked through a wordy training stage but do not worry the tip horse that helps out will be less chatty later. Players begin each race at the gate with a quick hand of solitaire to get to one of the START! cards looking to find the 5 gems for the best start.
race start
As you round the track your place and pace are set by how well you do with each hand of solitaire while picking up power-ups on the field to level up your horse.
In the later races a vendor comes and sells products to help you through some of the tougher stretches. She sells everything from goggles and gloves for the jockey to carrots for the horse’s stamina.
sales woman

I find myself logging in to squeeze in a race to level up my colt or even pop in to the training section for a quick hand.
The music is delightful and keeps you engaged with each turn. Winning feels great and even when the race comes to the final stretch you really feel your enthusiasm
matches with your horse as he goes all out toward the end of the race.
pace and end
Each of the characters throughout the game so far have been both funny and engaging and even when you get your horse to a certain age you send them out to pasture to
breed. Each horse has his or her own characteristics, for example, my horse likes to race in second place and then take first in the final stretch as a closer. Which
can get nerve wracking! A lot of races end in a dead heat if you do well but when you do poorly in solitaire it reflects in your place when finishing. I have not
gotten a chance to try out any new horses from my pasture but I am looking forward to seeing how they perform with the parent’s characteristics combined.
I wonder if I search the grass enough if I can find a shiny steed.
I highly recommend for any 3DS owner to go out and try out the free demo on the eShop right now since I am having a blast with what I thought was not a game for me. At only a $7.99 price point this game is fantastic and I cannot wait to see what GameFreak has in store next for us on the 3DS

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Terraria 1.3.1 Update Is LIVE!

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This is a huge update for fans of this game. How huge? We might have to reinstall the game and dick around again. We’ve had a ton of fun in it, but some of these things seem to be completely game changing… Bunny Cannons? Yes please.


From the changelog at the Terraria Forums


  • Added Controller Support using Xinput.
  • Added Inventory Sorting.
  • Dart Traps & all Temple Traps can now be hammered to rotate 90 degrees at a time.
  • Added smart interact, making chatting with NPCs, opening doors and using objects easier.
  • Cannons (normal, bunny, confetti, Snowball Launcher) can now be controlled by wire and shoot fake projectiles!
  • Improved Smart Cursor & made it interact with more items.

Quality of life

  • Improved Wire drawing to look less fuzzy with multiple colors on the same tile.
  • Improved over 1,800 sprite graphics.
  • Optimized net messages for tile entities (target dummies, item frames)
  • Improved the Settings Menu and added new settings.
  • Added new large gem over-head display.
  • Improved melee hit detection around slopes.
  • You can now use situational building accessories from your inventory and toggle their effects like info accessories.
  • Info icons now have a border around them when aimed at (clarity!).
  • Improved keybinding options, you can now also bind to mouse 3/4/5.


  • Added Logic Gates (AND, NAND, OR, NOR, XOR, NXOR
  • Added Logic Gate Lamps (On, Off, Faulty)
  • Added Logic Sensors (Day, Night, Under Player)
  • Added Liquid Sensors (Water, Lava, Honey, Any)
  • Added Conveyor Belts.
  • Added The Grand Design.
  • Added Yellow Wrench.
  • Added Junction Box.
  • Added Mechanical Lens.
  • Added Announcement Box.
  • Added Actuation Rod.
  • Added Team Blocks and Platforms.
  • Added Static Hook.
  • Added Presserator.
  • Added Engineering Helmet.
  • Added Companion Cube.
  • Added Gem Locks.
  • Added Large Amber.
  • Added Weighted Pressure Plates (4 colors).
  • Added Wire Bulb.
  • Added 12 new craftable Critter Statues.
  • Added Portal Gun Station.
  • Added Trapped Chests.
  • Added Projectile Pressure Pad.
  • Added several new monster statues.
  • Added Angler Tackle Bag.
  • Added Geyser Trap.
  • Added Bone Campfire.
  • Added Ultra Bright Campfire.
  • Added Multicolor Wrench.


  • Critters spawned from statues are no longer catchable.
  • Highly increased Duke Fishron’s “run away” distance.
  • Medusa can no longer petrify players directly above her.
  • Medusa is now Hardmode-only.
  • Added NPC names for the painter, wizard, and skeleton merchant, based on contest results.
  • You can now find Beehives in the Jungle – Not the bees!
  • Lowered the volume of the Solar Eruption’s use sound.
  • Torches can now be put on actuated tiles.
  • Slimes should no longer be able to go through 1 block high gaps.
  • Target dummies no longer benefit from lifesteal or spectre set.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed Frostbite hiding time left when wet under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed Desert Spirit hitbox to match sprite size.
  • Fixed NPCs not recognizing kills / interactions properly if they have multiple segments.
  • Fixed music boxes not emitting music notes while open.
  • Fixed Flesh Grass spreading under Sunflowers.
  • Fixed Tally Counter not showing information for enemies hit with mounts or special attacks.
  • Fixed player leg skin colors mismatching the rest of the body when in stealth.
  • Fixed Seedler not dropping from Boss Bags.
  • Fixed popular NPC Housing exploit.
  • Fixed Ranger Lifesteal bug.
  • Fixed Paint Sprayer spraying over blocks in several occasions that it should not (e.g. grass that gets turned into dirt as a result of placing an object).
  • Fixed being on the edge of the underground not counting when spawning dungeon / Underground Desert monsters.
  • Fixed teleporting directly on top of a pressure plate not triggering it properly since.
  • Fixed Town NPC melee weapons drawing brightly while in darkness.
  • Fixed Crimson Heart failing to stand to roll roll around on platforms.
  • Fixed tile entities not properly clearing on world clear procedure.
  • Fixed Crystal Storm not bouncing its shots.
  • Fixed chests without custom names not showing mouse over icons.
  • Fixed Wooden Boomerang being unusable when near slopes.
  • Fixed Wall of Flesh going above hell and dragging everyone with it.
  • Fixed Martian Saucer having invisible / unhittable body parts in multiplayer.
  • Fixed Martian Probe not causing Martian Invasions when it should.
  • Harpies and Antlion Swarmers can no longer swim.
  • Fixed dressers blowing up from explosive projectiles.
  • Fixed Gi and Kimono leg sprites being genderswapped.
  • Fixed ancient light and fishron bubbles not appearing in expert mode.
  • Fixed Werewolf sounds being bugged if used for vanity.
  • Fixed Tax Collector not using some of his special chat dialog.
  • Fixed infinite flight time exploit.
  • Fixed Martian Saucers missing their home planet during the invasion and leaving.
  • Fixed trapdoors de-syncing when operated via wires.
  • Fixed L shaped housing exploit.
  • Fixed minecarts hitting invincible enemies.
  • Fixed multiple bugs regarding auto-pause and inventory management.
  • Demon Altars should no longer create ‘unbreakable’ pots.
  • Fixed rare “character not respawning” under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed background drawing through completely unlit walls in hell.
  • Fixed solar pickaxe using a bad glowmask.
  • Fixed wall of flesh not spawning in singleplayer under certain circumstance.
  • Fixed snow not falling naturally after a player jumps in most cases.
  • Fixed paintball gun and confetti grenades being unable to crit.
  • Fixed Titanium Armor & Black Belt dodges not working against Moon Lord.
  • Fixed animated tilesets touching half-bricks stop animating.
  • Fixed yet another duplication exploit.
  • Fixed altered worlds getting stuck in spirit release phase under a rare circumstance.
  • Fixed Chlorophyte protection in the jungle not being as effective as it should be.
  • Fixed right clicking equipment at inventory not granting achievements for equipping it.
  • Fixed paladin’s shield ally protection benefits not functioning properly.
  • Fixed minor capitalization issue in the guide’s help text.
  • Fixed star in a bottle buff not working.
  • Brain of Cthulhu & Eater of Worlds now properly leave upon massacring the player / if the player leaves their territory.
  • Fixed issue where the nurse would not heal all debuffs under rare circumstances.
  • Fixed double damage popups from other players inflicting harm to themselves via explosives.
  • Fixed ‘full-screen map’ button opening a black screen if map is disabled in general.
  • Fixed players being unable to get on a mount if they’re too close to workbenches.
  • Fixed shenanigans with actuating gemspark blocks.
  • Fixed Mudstone Brick having a bad name (Mudstone Block).
  • Tiles under Lihzahrd altars can no longer be actuated until the golem is defeated.
  • Fixed temporary holes in the darkness when removing light sources.
  • Fixed items that cost less than 5 copper always sell for 1 copper , even when sold in Stacks.
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Remember the Watch_Dogs we were promised? And the one we got?

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Modders remember, most gamers remember. Watch_Dogs was the biggest let down most of us had played. Well those modders I mentioned, have fixed and given us something better than the E3 Preview we saw.

I’m mad at myself (though this was the game that did it), I vowed no more cross platform games on consoles after watch_dogs did this nonsense.

Want to do this yourself with your sad PC version? Check out this forum, they have all the mods used in the video. BUT, be sure you have a beefy system, because holy hell, 4k, lighting, everything looks so damn good.

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343 Announces Halo Forge for Windows 10

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In what could be the greatest news for all the PC people out there that wished there was a way to create Halo Maps for Halo 5 in the newest version of Forge. We are finally getting our wish.

343 Industries:

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re bring this same spirit of creation and collaboration to the PC later this year with Forge – Halo 5: Guardians Edition for Windows 10. Best of all? It will be absolutely free.


Oh me oh my.

Forge is going to be on a PC with full mouse and keyboard support, high resolutions up to 4k, being able to bring friends in to test and play the forge maps and….

Letting your console friends play those maps you made on the PC on Xbox One.


However, cross platform play between PC and XBONE are still in the dark. I think they should at least start in on getting Co-op to work. Because I would love to have Halo Nights again with friends on Xbox, without having to go out and buy an XBONE. I suck at FPS games anyway, so I wouldn’t have a huge advantage over controller players anyway. Hell maybe even force me to use a controller for cross platform play.

Is it too much to ask? Look at how much fun Bradley had playing this game on Legendary.

The console purist will whine, the pc master race will whine. I just want to play games with my friends without buying another console.

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Let’s Throw It Back to Our First Official Video as a Channel

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It seems insane that we didn’t really think about doing this as a thing until September 2015. But hey, a throwback is a throwback. Throwback Thursday is a thing right? I even put in the picture of master chief from the podcast days.

Also this one:


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TinyBuild Making Good On Twitch Challenge!

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A little friendly competition never hurt no one. In fact. It’s helping PC gamers get their hands on One Troll Army from Tiny Build and Fly Anvil.

The challenge was issued by Tiny Build:

If Twitch Chat beats us in One Troll Army, we’ll make it free
So here’s the deal everyone. Last time we put something into the hands of Twitch, they beat Punch Club in 36 hours. That’s all funny and whatnot, but this time we’re throwing a real challenge your way.
Can Twitch Chat beat us in One Troll Army? If they can, the game’s price will drop to $0.

Well twitch is never one to back down from a challenge. So, they got in, and destroyed the game and well. Tiny Build is making good on their promise! So, if you’re a PC Gamer, don’t forget!

So, what are you waiting for. Go book mark it and get your free game tomorrow. It’s actually on my wishlist anyway, so that is a win/win for me!

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E3 Conference Times for E3 2016

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Sure we have a few weeks to go, but you know what they say… Be prepared.

EA: June 12, 1PM PST / 4PM EST
Bethesda: June 12, 7PM PST / 10PM EST
Microsoft: June 13, 9:30AM PST / 12:30PM EST
PC Gaming Show: June 13, 12PM PST / 3PM EST
Ubisoft: June 13, 1PM PST / 4PM EST
Sony: June 13, 6PM PST / 9PM EST

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Kojima: Skeleton Armor Spaceman Flag Game

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A new screen shot of whatever Hideo Kojima is working on has popped up on the internet. I mean the title of this article says it all. I for one have been waiting to play a space skeleton armor conquer the galaxy game. With funky crap on my arm like “Extra Vehicular Creative Activity Suit”

You have my interest Kojima… because we are suckers for all you do.

Extra Vehicular Creative Activity Suit

It’s really just a Kojima Productions mascot LUDENS.


err I mean this LUDENS!

He even said himself:

Whatever the future holds, we are ready for it Mr. Kojima!