Darksiders 3 Announcement, Trailer, and Screenshots!

If there’s one thing that could get me hyped enough to write a blog post after months of silence, its DARKSIDERS 3!

Earlier today, THQ Nordic announced that Darksiders 3 is officially in the works (their re-branding was a pretty big clue imo, but I digress). After literally YEARS of leaving fans in the dark, Nordic finally shined an extremely exciting ray of light on the Darksiders franchise.

Darksiders 3 is being developed by Gunfire Games, a team composed of a good handful of the ex-Vigil Games developers who worked on the original two games, so we know this third installment is in good hands. SO FREAKIN HYPED!

Darksiders 3 was announced via an official reveal trailer on IGN First. A few snazzy screenshots and images were posted as well, which I’ll include in the gallery below.

The Darksiders 3 reveal trailer displays a fierce, magenta-haired Fury approaching the Charred Council. If you’re not up to date on the Darksiders series, Fury is one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse and is the sister of War and Death.

War makes a cameo in the trailer as well. He’s bound by chains, which suggests that this game takes place during his imprisonment just before he’s unleashed back onto Earth in the first Darksiders.

There’s currently no sign of the fourth horseman, Strife…at least not yet. Assuming this game is contemporaneous with Death’s excursion in Darksiders 2, it seems unlikely that Death will make an appearance, but so little is known about the game at the point that anything is possible.

I’ll be doing a more thorough breakdown of the trailer and what we know about Darksiders 3 in the coming days, so stay tuned!

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Mega Post!

It recently occurred to me that I haven’t made a blog post since the release of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Time to change that!

These past couple of months, I have been so busy with work, YouTube, and meeting awesome people, that it doesn’t surprise me that I’ve slacked on my blog posts yet again. Sometimes I wish I had my own zombie minions who could help me get things done. Dr. Zomboss had the right idea!

Anyway, since I have been gradually rolling out Garden Warfare 2 videos lately, I figured this post should serve as a hub for those videos. To make things somewhat easier, I’ve embedded my Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 playlist below. On this playlist, you’ll find videos on where to find all 50 Snow Globes, how to solve the Gnome Chamber Puzzle, how to earn the Gnome Man’s Land achievement, and lots more.

In case you’re reading this at a time where you can’t watch videos, I’ve linked the playlist directly as well. Click here to go straight to the playlist without having the videos auto-play.

I have so many videos planned, so many ideas, and so many ambitious goals I have yet to fulfill, including things NOT related to PvZ. Keep checking back here for more updates!

 

Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone – Get to Know Shani!

There are many players who will be meeting Shani for the first time in the Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone expansion. So, I’ve put a video together to give some backstory about Shani for those who may be unfamiliar with her character. Are you excited to reunite with Shani? Leave me a comment!

The Hearts of Stone Expansion will be released on October 13th, and is the first paid DLC coming to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Check back on my channel for more Witcher 3 video content!

Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone Details + New Screenshots!

Runewords, and Shani, and Olgierd, OH MY! The Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone expansion is just around the corner, so I’ve put together a video recapping all the details you need to know about the new expansion.

I’ve also added some new screenshots to the video, but feel free to peruse the Hearts of Stone screenshot gallery below as well. Check back on my channel for more Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone videos in the coming weeks!

10 Things You Should Know About Garden Warfare 2!

Since its announcement at E3, there has been quite a lot of information released about Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, and organizing all this info can be a bit daunting if you haven’t been keeping up to date. So, I’ve put together a list of 10 key facts that you should know about the upcoming Garden Warfare sequel. I’ll keep my channel updated on any important information we may receive about PvZ:GW2 between now and the launch of the game, so be sure to subscribe!

There’s a chance that we will see more about Garden Warfare 2 at Gamescom next week, so hopefully I can glean enough info for another video. Thanks for watching!

Also, PopCap is at it again with those PvZ parody images! Today, the Plants vs Zombies twitter page tweeted some awesome gaming mashups, including this Mirror’s Edge/Garden Warfare image called “Mirror’s Hedge.” There’s a handful of others posted on their twitter, so make sure to check them out.

My Top Upcoming Indie Games of 2015-2016

Another E3 has come and gone, and so far 2015 is looking to be a promising year for gaming. From Fallout 4 to Star Wars: Battlefront, we have tons of new games to look forward to in the coming year. However, with all these big AAA titles on the horizon, it’s easy to overlook some of the great work being done in the realm of indie games. So, I’ve put together a list of my most anticipated upcoming indie games for 2015-2016 in the video above. Hopefully my list gets you excited for some new indie titles as well!

There’s a handful of  games that I left off this list that simply don’t have a release date in the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, 2016 looks to be a strong year for indie games, and I plan to launch my IndieLuv series on YouTube sometime soon. Thanks for checking out the video!

Extra Life Charity Stream: Help Raise Money #ForTheKids!

Extra Life Logo

UPDATE: Our Extra Life game day was a success! The PvZ team managed to raise over $1700 for kids in need. As of this post, I’ve raised 78% of my personal goal of $200, so I’m still taking donations if you haven’t had a chance to make a contribution yet. Extra Life will be accepting donations through the holidays until December 31st.

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who donated or came out to support the livestream. Extra Life has helped raise a total of over $5 million for children in CMN hospitals! That’s CRAAAZY! And, speaking of craaazy, the community has also unlocked the two rare sticker packs for Garden Warfare to celebrate our efforts. Hooray!

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Hey everyone! I’m trying to raise money in support of the Children’s Hospital in Oakland, and I need your help!

On Saturday, October 25, the Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare developers will be hosting a 24 hour livestream on Twitch to raise money for children across various communities. Several PvZ community members, including myself, will also be streaming that day in an effort to meet our fundraising goal.

I’ll be streaming during the late shift in the evening at around 10pm PST on my Twitch channel, and I would love if you could make a donation to help me meet my goal! Every little bit adds up. Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids. You can support a good cause for the price of a trip to Starbucks. 😉  Plus, your donation to me also gets added to the PvZ: Garden Warfare team goal for Extra Life. Awesomeness all around!

I initially set my goal at $100, but you guys have already knocked that out of the park this week. So, for the main event I’ve doubled my goal and raised it to $200. Please help me make it happen!

Even if you can’t make it to the main event on Saturday, you can still drop a donation anytime. Just click the “Support Me” button on my Extra Life fundraiser page, or click here.  Thanks in advance for supporting my efforts, and I hope to see you at the livestream!

BTW, if we get 1000-3000 concurrent viewers in the PvZ livestream between 12pm and 1pm on Saturday, all Garden Warfare players will unlock a super rare sticker pack! LET’S DO DIS!

PvZ Extra Life

 

Witcher 3: “Ladies of the Woods” Gameplay Breakdown!

Hey Witcher fans! I’ve finally posted my breakdown of the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 35-minute gameplay demo that was released to the public during Gamescom. Sorry it’s taken me so long to upload this, but it’s better late than never!

Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts on the gameplay, and what you are looking forward to the most in The Witcher 3!

Also, here’s a couple new Witcher 3 images to please your eyeballs:

PvZ: Garden Warfare – New “Legends of the Lawn” DLC!

Hey Garden Warfare fans! I just wanted to let you know that we’ll be getting another new Garden Warfare DLC on Tuesday! The “Legends of the Lawn” DLC will be available for free on Tuesday, Sept. 30th for all platforms.

Also, the Plants vs Zombies team was awesome enough to let me put together this trailer for the new DLC!  I’ve been bursting at the seams all weekend, waiting to share the great news with all of you.  Please show your support by leaving a ‘like’ on the video, if you enjoyed it. 🙂

The Legends of the Lawn DLC features the brand new Taco Bandits mode, which is basically the PopCap version of CTF with a Garden Warfare twist. Plus, players will receive 7 new characters, as well as new consumables, customization items & gestures. This is also the debut of the new customization sets–themed item sets that are designed to fit together to create a unique ‘outfit’ for your characters. For example, the Plasma Pea has been outfitted with new Mass Effect inspired attire:

PVZGW - Mass Effect Plasma Pea The update will also feature a level cap increase, new challenges for Garden Ops, new achievements, and various gameplay tuning & bug fixes.

I’m so stoked to get my virtual-hands on these new characters, especially the Alien Flower & Chomp Thing (a perfect name choice, btw). And once again, this DLC update is FREE! I really wish more game companies would adopt this model.

P.S. I received NO payment from PopCap to make my trailer. PopCap supplied me with the gameplay and gave me the freedom to edit it as I wished, and it was my pleasure to do so. They are simply one of the few game developers who understand the value of cross-promotion, and that community involvement is often the lifeblood of a game. 😉

PvZ:GW – Cheetos Characters Now FREE for Everyone!

If you are one of the many people who have been scouring every Cheetos bag in every Target store for the Chester character promo stickers, then you’ll be relieved to hear the good news! PopCap announced on the PvZ facebook page that the highly coveted Cheetos characters, Dr. Chester & Chester Chomper, are now available for FREE on all platforms!

The promo itself was set to run until the end of September, but it seems to me that there was some sort of miscommunication between Target and Frito-Lay, because TONS of people who tried to find these sticker codes at Target came up empty handed (myself included).  Luckily, PopCap was nice enough to say “screw the campaign” and decided to appease the many fans who did not have access to the promotion.

So, if you haven’t tried the new characters yet, then I suggest you fire up your copy of Garden Warfare and start gettin’ cheesy. 😉

Also, I did a video review of these characters in my rare character showcase series, which you can find HERE.