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    • g1 Secret Santa 2015

      1 year ago

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      *sees my last blog as last year’s g1 Secret Santa blog*

      Shit, I’ve really been that lazy with blogs lately. Anyway…

      For those of you that don’t know what g1 Secret Santa is, allow me to fill you in. Members of the g1 community get together and volunteer to give gifts for one another depending on who they are paired off with which I will get to later on in this blog. Under the price range set for everyone, the g1s get gifts for each other and are sent all over the world.

      That’s the general idea of it. So if you are a new g1 who is interested or an older g1 who has done this before and are interested in doing this again, here are the guidelines for this event:

      1.      If anyone is interested, please leave a comment below and private message me your address and shipping information so I may give that to your “Secret Santa.”

      2.      With regards to shipping information, I ask everyone who volunteers to participate; please use a person’s shipping information for ONLY sending your gift and nothing more.

      3.      Along with your comment saying you wish to participate, please list gift ideas as well. REASONABLE gift ideas only. Nothing over $30.00.

      4.      This is optional so don’t feel you are inclined to do this: Once you get your gift in the mail, don’t open it. Instead, record yourself opening it and post it on the site to share with the community.

      5.      Lastly, mailing anything takes time, especially at this time of the year. If you’re going to participate, the final day to do so will be December 11th, 2015. You will be paired off after this date so any comments made on this blog or private messages to me after that date will sadly not be counted so please be decisive if you’re on the fence about this.

      If there is anything I missed or overlooked with this project, please PM or DM me on Twitter as soon as possible. Twitter handle is @BigBossofMoss

      And to all g1s whether or not you are participating in the Secret Santa Event, have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year!

      g1 BigBossofMoss

       

    • g1 Game Days: Star Wars: The Old Republic

      1 year ago

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      Now I know what you're thinking: BigBossofMoss, why the fuck would I devote my night or life to an MMO? It'll either get boring or I'll get too into it.

      So, let's backtrack and let me explain. 

      Star Wars: The Old Republic...is a game I love and hate. I love that each class has it's unique story and the amount of gameplay mechanics you could do with the advanced subclasses of each class. What I hate is that it is an MMO. I hate MMOs. 

      So why make a g1 Gameday out of this game?

      Firstly and most importantly: to just hang out with you guys and BS around. Cause you guys are the BEES KNEES!!! 

      And secondly, I really like the fact that each class has it's own story. And I believe we can have a really fun time RPing a character while also BSing around in the Star Wars universe. 

      So anyone that is interested in this, hit me up on Twitter or comment below. If you can, please also have a headset so we can voice chat as well. 

    • Star Wars: The Old Republic Playthrough Announcement

      2 years ago

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      Hey, everyone, BigBossofMoss here.

      I've been playing a lot of KOTOR on Steam after finally fixing it so it's playable on Windows 7. While playing lately, I always seem to think back to The Old Republic MMO that launched in Dec. of 2011. 

      I'm sure a lot of us played it for the first month or two before putting it down after getting bored with the game. I'm one of those people I have to admit.

      You were so interesting...until I had to start paying to play you.

      Well, I've been thinking about the game a lot and I want to replay through it just to finish one of the eight character stories just to see how it has changed since launch.

      Problem is, I'm afraid I'll lose interest halfway through and I was wondering if any g1s would like to coop this playthrough with me. It would be on the Free to Play setting because I'm a cheap bastard and it would be a lot more fun to play with someone else. 

      Pleeeeeeease! *eye twitches*

      I would also like to give update blogs with screenshots after every play session. 

      So if anyone is interested, please feel free to comment below or send me a PM about it. 

    • Steel Diver: Sub Wars - Free To Play Review

      2 years ago

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      What's up, everyone! BigBossofMoss here with a review of the sequel to some 3DS launch title no one remembers. It had to do with boats, right?

      ...

      Cause I'm a cheap bastard. :P

      Whatever, today I'm reviewing the free to play version of Steel Diver: Sub Wars for the 3DS. I heard Iwata talking about this as an FPS type game for the 3DS. If gamers prefer their FPS's as slow and clunky underwater combat, then this is the game for you.

      "Oh, you are so dead...as soon as I turn my freakin underwater bus!"

      Before you say anything, I want to say that me personally, I enjoyed the game. But a majority of people who are used to fast paced action of modern FPS shooters are going to feel like a fish out of water once you first fire up your sub. 

      Gameplay

      Steel Diver: Sub Wars offers gamers a unique type of gameplay: a super strategic FPS system. 

      Looks intimidating at first, doesn't it?

      To dive or surface, players move the Circle Pad up or down. To move forward or reverse, players hit X for forward and B for reverse. Both of these can be used to surface or dive slower or faster and vice versa for forward and backward momentum. 

      Moving the basic sub you start out with takes some getting used to. I can only compare it to driving a school bus three dimensionally. You must be careful of your surroundings as you take damage from hitting anything. You also move very slowly.

      Feels like I'm on Aquas.

      The Y button is used for your Sonar, one of the most important tools in this game for finding enemy destroyers and subs. It only works if the enemy is moving though.

      The A and R buttons fire your torpedoes. A is for normal torpedoes and R is for homing torpedoes. The normal torpedoes fire faster but are less accurate while homing torpedoes fire slower but are easier to hit enemies with. 

      Be strategic with torpedoes. It takes a second to reload them so no spamming if you wanna win.

      Also on the bottom screen is the Masker option. Masker camouflages your sub with bubbles for a short period of time by consuming your air meter. The masker is canceled out if you fire a torpedo. It should be used sparingly since you will have to surface to refill your air meter leaving you blinded to the battle below the water. 

      The upper left hand button is used for sending Morse Code messages to other players. The game puts out how to type each letter and number in Morse Code so you actually know how to use it.

      And finally the last button in the upper right is your periscope. By pressing the button and the D Pad, players can zoom in and out to scout out nearby subs.

      I personally found Morse Code to be entirely useless in game as you are trying to attack other subs and dodge incoming torpedoes while it can take a whole minute to spell one word in Morse Code. 

      Graphics

      Meh.

      The game looks good. Nothing great, but good. One thing I do have to comment on is the changes in water when the sea is calm versus when the sea is rough. You really feel it when you surface on those kinds of levels. 

      The underwater portions are again, acceptable. Nothing to really complain about. 

      Single Player

      There are only two missions available to the Free to Play version of the game. Navigating through rings and hunting down enemy subs. Both have time limits if you wanna get the best medals.

      Going through rings as a slow and hard to turn object? Why does this sound familiar?

      Multiplayer

      It's not a surprise but I had the most fun fighting other people online. However, you are limited to local wireless fighting or over the internet fighting. There is no way to fight with people you know if you have their friend code which is a shame. Add to that, the only multiplayer feature is team deathmatch with submarines.

      Still, it is a really fun feature. You gain points if you damage, sink, or if your team wins the deathmatch to level up your sub. 

      Overall

      This game is very original. When was the last time we had a submarine FPS game? And even though I ragged on the clunky and stiff controls, it's really not that bad when you get used to it. 

      I encourage everyone to try this game out since it is free. However, I can't really recommend that you buy this with the limited amount of features available (unless this is just tied to the free to play model, if that's that case, feel free to yell at me in the comments). The Premium version is ten bucks. 

      For me, I'm sticking with the free version. There's just not enough here to encourage me to buy the full game and the single player really bores me out. If the multiplayer was fleshed out more, I would buy this game no question asked.

      Steel Divers: Sub Wars gets a 6.5 out of 10. 

      Also, a certain hare pops up if you wanna buy the full version.

      Before you ask, you can't do barrel rolls with the subs.

    • Star Wars: The Old Republic 1) Character Creation

      2 years ago

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      Hello, everyone! BigBossofMoss here. I started my playthrough of The Old Republic. 

      By the way, anyone wishing to join me with this playthrough is still free to do so. Just contact me and we can set up play times.

      Anyway, in this first episode, I'll be going over the which character class I picked and how I customized this character. 

      Who to be...goody two shoes or...jerky mcjerk jerk?

      First option that pops up is to pick a side. Will I fight for the Republic; the symbol of freedom in the galaxy? Or will I fight for the Sith Empire; the invading force of evil? For this playthrough, I'm going with the Republic...or will I? Heheheh...

      Next, players are given a choice of four different base classes to play the game. 

      The Jedi Knight

      Heavy armor and light robes? No wonder your temple was sacked!

      The Jedi Consular

      Digging those Jedi shoulder pads. 

      The Smuggler

      I swear these random characters came up like this! The smuggler class really is cool!

      And finally, The Republic Trooper 

      Aka, the class all 12 year old CoD players choose first cause GUNS!!

      Each class has it's own play style, strengths, and weaknesses. For my playthrough, I'll be a Jedi Knight.

      The next option to pick from is what species your character is going to be. I feel bad that anyone playing free to play has hardly any choice because EA charges Cartel coins to unlock other species. Since I already beat the game with my Sith Warrior as a Cyborg when the game came out, I pick the Cyborg species for my Jedi Knight, something that normally is not available to the Jedi Knight class.

      Come at me now, Slenderman!

      The next step is to pick the gender of your character. Since I beat the game with a male Jedi Knight when the game came out, I go for the female Jedi Knight instead out of curiosity. 

      Cue all the sexist trolls. 

      And now on to the actual customization of my character. And...my disappointment. The customization options are exactly the same when the game first came out. Maybe that was wishful thinking on my part.

      *cracks knuckles* Time to see how long this will take.

      45 minutes later...

      It's perfect!

      ...

      I'm just kidding. :)

      Surprisingly didn't take as long as I thought it would.

      The default female Jedi Knight that popped up randomly when I first selected the class really appealed to me. Aside from some minor changes, I kept what I saw. 

      And for my character name? A single name popped up in my head: Sheena (shout out to all the Tales of Symphonia fans reading this). 

      After that, I hit enter and was ready to start my grand ad--

      ...The name was already taken...

      O.o

      So instead of picking a different name, I just retyped it with accents on both e's in the name. I would have typed it here to show all of you but I can't without it looking different from the rest of the text here. 

      Anyways, after all was said and done, I was finally ready to start my adventure!!

      Counting all the times I played the games and watched the movies, I wonder how many times I've seen this screen...

      The familiar opening credit crawl begins telling you the back story for the Jedi Knight class.

      *huffs and puffs* You have no idea how hard this was to get with the Snipe tool. WHY DOESN'T MY SCREENSHOT BUTTON WORK!?!?!

      ...Moving on, the text fades away and the camera spans towards the home world of the Jedi Order at the moment: Tython. 

      A shuttle flies off a Republic cruiser down to the planet surface. It is here that a lone Jedi Master greets me and tells me that I am to take on the trials to become a full fledged Jedi Knight. 

      So...how will I play the game? Will I be a humble student and put others before myself?

      Psst! I picked the bottom option.

      When the game first came out, I chose the good path and became the nobliest Jedi Knight ever! This time around, I plan to have more fun with the game as an arrogant bitch. 

      Later into the conversation, I get a distress single that native alien creatures called "Flesh Raiders" are attacking other Padawans and Jedi Knights. After arguing with the Jedi Master greeting me at the landing dock, I go on ahead to see how a bunch of aliens could be a match for the Guardians of the Republic...the same guardians who ran away to do nothing on their home world.

      And that about wraps it up for this first episode. Not much but that was to be expected with all the character creation that needed to be done. I thank anyone reading this and hope to see you all next time. 

    • Star Wars: The Old Republic 2) Gonna Beat You with my Stick!

      2 years ago

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      Welcome back, g1s to my SWTOR playthrough as the Jedi Knight Sheena. Today, we're going to actually start playing the game and complete a few of the first quests!

      First off, I have to customize my interface to suit my specific tastes.

      BEFORE

      AFTER

      Much better. The first minor thing that's new is the edition of so many side quickbars. It's suffocating! I kept just one on each side for the extra space because even with double quickbars on the bottom, it's still not enough space for future powers or items. 

      As a Jedi Knight, I start out with a basic attack that builds up energy so I can use more powerful attacks like the powered saber strike that I also start out with. Because I have no energy bars built up from attacking, it's blacked out and can't be used. I also come with a healing tech on the right end of the bottom quickbar after all enemies are cleared out. On the left hand quick bar, I put my quick travel option that can only be used once every 30 minutes. On the right, I have my first buff power that adds 10% to my current Strength stat. The other two buffs I have is a basic lightsaber stance that further increase the damage of my lightsaber attacks and a sprint buff that makes me walk faster.

      Phew, what a mouthful. Now let's finally get started on the advent--

      Hold on!

      Where's the cool armor I had in the character selection screen?! Even those guys over there have proper robes!

      And what the hell is this?!

      I'm going to beat you with my stick until I get a real lightsaber!

      Big disappointment for many players is the sticks all Jedi/Sith get on the first planet. It's lame but it feels just so much better when you finally get a lightsaber. 

      Anyway, going on the information we heard from the Jedi Master after landing on Tython, we have to help the other Jedi being attacked by aliens called...Flesh Raiders. They sound so peaceful though...

      Let's take the Droid Taxi and get going!

      WHOOOOOOOOOSSSH!!!

      I land in what appears to a training outpost for Jedi Knights and Padawans being overrun from the Flesh Raiders. Time to save the day--

      Oh look! A quest!

      Huh. Uh-Huh. Ok, gotta rescue a group of Padwans who were training when the fighting started. 

      So for quests that don't have to do with what little story the game offers, I won't be showing because they don't really matter that much to the plot. I'll show a bit here and there if there is something interesting to show.

      For now, I'm going to prepare myself before I go out there and kill some Flesh Raiders.

      Ooooh! A shop!

      In any kind of RPG it is always good to prepare yourself before going out into the unknown. So let's buy some stuff!

      Aaaaaand...I'm broke. 

      That's fine! I just need to remember RPG rule #4: fight wild monsters to get money. In reality though, for anyone else playing, it's good to save your money for something later on. 

      What else do I need to do?

      AOL Guy: "You got mail."

      It's mostly junk mail with the exception of three things:

      Should have shown this screen earlier...

      This is the stat menu that shows your current stats along with what armor you have equipped. Next to my character's name is my first title: Founder. You get titles by doing certain things throughout the game. People who bought the game and played when it was available for the first month it was released receive a Founder's Medallion when they make a new character. 

      The other two...semi important things I got in the mail were these optional pets to follow your character around. I got a baby tauntaun and a tiny droid from episode I.

      D'AWWWWWWWW! I'm going to call you Lloyd!

      Gold? Hey other Padawans, check out my bling!

      Alright, enough stalling. Let's go out into the world already!

      It's too bad I have to keep graphics on the bare minimum to run this game.

      Tython is a beautiful planet with lush forests and high mountains. A planet that is full of life and worth being the homeworld of the Jedi Order. Now, where are those Flesh Raiders?

      Time to pick on the weak...er...I mean, put the injured creature out of its misery. That's in the Jedi Code, right?

      Time to feed, Lloyd! EAT THE FLESH RAIDER'S FLESH, YOU RAIDER OF FLESH!

      After killing a few Flesh Raiders, I come across another quest involving rescuing Padawins from cages.

      You know, if you're a Jedi in training and can't escape from wooden cages, I think you deserve to die in there. 

      Time to rescue some useless Jedi. But first...

      LEVEL 2!! Even Lloyd leveled up after eating three Flesh Raiders.

      Now I can go rescue those Padawans. And get my first piece of new gear doing so.

      Aww, light armor? Well at least it's better than my old pants.

      One thing to note is for all those players who are OCD or like the continued asethetic look of their characters just need to click the unfiy colors button on the stat screen. It will match up the color of your gear to whatever color goes with your chest armor.

      I now have whiter pants.

      Fastforward more Flesh Raider deaths and major damage taken on my part, I decide to take a break and heal myself.

      Shh! They might hear me healing right next to them.

       

    • g1 Community Secret Santa 2014

      2 years ago

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      g1 Secret Santa 2014

      Wow, it’s been a while since I wrote a blog. Between school and the site changing, I have been a little overwhelmed as of late.  During the Thanksgiving break, I spoke to a couple of g1s regarding who was hosting the annual g1 Secret Santa event this year. I mostly got shrugs so I decided to earn my g1 name and elect myself in charge of the whole affair this year with good encouragement from g1 Master Wayne.

      For those of you that don’t know what g1 Secret Santa is, allow me to fill you in. Members of the g1 community get together and volunteer to give gifts for one another depending on who they are paired off with which I will get to later on in this blog. Under a price range set for everyone, the g1s get gifts for each other and are sent all over the world.

      That’s the general idea of it. So if you newbie or older g1s are interested in doing this again, we have a few guidelines to take into account:

      1.      If anyone is interested, please leave a comment below and private message me your address and shipping information so I may give that to your “secret Santa.”

      2.      With regards to shipping information, I ask everyone who volunteers to participate; please use a person’s shipping information for ONLY sending your gift and nothing more.

      3.      Along with your comment saying you wish to participate, please list gift ideas as well. REASONABLE gift ideas only. Nothing over $30.00.

      4.      This is optional so don’t feel you are inclined to do this: Once you get your gift in the mail, don’t open it. Instead, record yourself opening it and post it on the site to share with the community.

      5.      Lastly, mailing anything takes time, especially at this time of the year. If you’re going to participate, the final day to do so will be December 10th, 2014. You will be paired off after this date so any comments made on this blog or private messages to me after that date will sadly not be counted so please be decisive if you’re on the fence about this.

      And that about wraps this up.

      …Didn’t even mean to make that pun. If there is anything I missed or overlooked with this project, please PM as soon as possible.

      And to all g1s whether or not you are participating in the Secret Santa Event, have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year!

      G1 BigBossofMoss

    • Screwattack 8th anniversary Civilization V Game

      2 years ago

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      Hello, g1s. BigBossofMoss here.

      So Screwattack's big 36 hour 8th anniversary stream is coming up soon. g1 smoke and I got the idea to host a game of Civilization V on Thursday during the stream.

      Anyone wishing to join us should comment below or PM me or smoke for a fun game of Civ building, political intrigue, and maybe a war or two. 

      We're thinking about hosting the stream at noon,1pm, or we might just vote on a time that's best for everyone.

      Anyway, that's all I wanted to say so if anyone's interested, again, comment below or PM either one of us.

    • Console Generation 7: Era of Aggressive AAA Titles

      2 years ago

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      I haven't written a blog in a good long time mainly because of work but also because I had nothing really interesting to write about. But after a pleasant day off, I decided to think about what was most significant about the 360/PS3/Wii era in gaming. I thought back to HD graphics, motion control, etc. before really thinking about how differently AAA titles from all three systems were made before and after generation 7. I'm referring to the fact that nowadays, most big game companies follow very rigid release schedules for all their big money titles whether they be annual release schedules or once every two years.

      2007

      2013

      I'll admit right away that not all companies converted their business models to this but a few notable ones have, the most obvious being Call of Duty. But Assassin's Creed, Mario, Uncharted, Halo, Dead Space, and now Battlefield have all started to follow. 

      2007

      2013

      It may not seem like much since some companies did used to do annual releases for their games before. The one company that pops into my head would be Capcom and the Megaman series on the NES. 

      1987

      1993

      I wasn't planning this blog to be overly long. My thought processes aren't normally that large. But I would love to here from g1s. What are your thoughts on annual releases for AAA titles? Are they good for the industry, providing gamers with a set schedule of a new game every year or two or are they oversaturating the market, stifling the creativity of once revered video game companies. Please, comment below. 

       

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