Whenever I’m playing games of any type, I tend to forget a fundamental feature of them: fun and winning aren’t mutually exclusive. While this isn’t a stunning revelation to many of you, I feel the mixture of both seem nigh impossible.
For the longest time now I’ve had 2 major
time wasters hobbies: Destiny and Magic the Gathering. I usually can draw similarities to the two that most don’t think of immediately, and today is no exception.
Hello all, Grunt here with my first entry into our new weekly columns. When the idea was first pitched to everyone by Frantic to do these columns, I was in the middle of writing a long-winded post on my own personal blog about my new joy for tabletop gaming. In the couple weeks since I wrote that post, and briefly recapped my enjoyment for them on one of our last episodes of the podcast; I have had the chance to host a short game session myself.
The idea of min-maxing is something I’ve delved into many times in my gaming career. Whether it’s a D&D character, Magic: the Gathering deck, or my Hunter in Destiny, this idea is extremely prevalent. Sometimes I let it get the best of me.
Back in December I went to see the Assassin’s Creed movie on opening day. I enjoyed the movie, and so did the people I saw it with. The following day I was reading up on the general discussion of the movie amongst fans of the game series and critical reviews of it. I was noticing a pattern while reading all of this: the fans of the game who saw the movie were liking it. Meanwhile, the reviews by critics and your general movie-goers were not liking it.
Overwatch, Blizzard’s foray into the mashup of the FPS and MOBA genres, has been quite successful for them since its launch back in May. It’s also netted them roughly about 10 million players, and as with all games you’ll have your fair amount of people wanting to cheat in order to win. Blizzard has been known to not hold back when swinging the Banhammer on cheaters. A couple weeks after Overwatch was released, the hammer was swung on nearly 2,000 people who were using third-party programs to help them gain the upper hand in the games PvP matches.
So this is something new for me (and us here at Frantic Talks)…this whole writing a guide thing. Hopefully this lengthy guide will help you grab a Black Spindle the next time the “Lost to Light” mission pops again as the daily mission in Destiny. However, I make no promises that this will actually help you either; so find some friends and see what their plans are and maybe just try some of these tips if those ideas don’t work. Continue reading
Frantic takes on the ever so challenging version of Pokemon known as the Nuzlocke challenge and brings his camera along for the ride.
Ok, so it actually is not the time for another world war. Unless we’re talking about video games, then of course it is! Since the release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, I have been saying that it would be nice to see either the Call of Duty or Battlefield franchises move away from the modern and futuristic war scene and back to what made them in the first place. Let’s stop with the fancy exosuits that can jump over a small building, and the remote controlled cars as care packages and get back to the old days of World War II.
Hello everyone, it’s been a little while since we’ve managed to get a regular post out. We hope you’ve been enjoying the podcasts that have been happening on a weekly basis however! If you haven’t listened to our latest episode you should go do that…right now. Or maybe after you’re done reading this, your choice.