Blood and Wine: Everything You Need to Know

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine expansion is just a week away! HYPE MODE ENGAGED. I’ve put together this video to catch you up with the latest details on Geralt’s final adventure. In the video, I discuss the new Toussaint region, new monsters, new game mechanics and more.

Just as a quick overview, here’s a list of some important details you should know about Blood and Wine ahead of time:

  • Recommended level to play Blood and Wine is around 35 (or 64-ish for an NG+ playthrough).
  • Max level cap has been raised to 100.
  • Over 90 new quests, and 40 points of interest. Map is roughly Velen size.
  • Geralt gets his own damn vinyard, named Corvo Bianco. So jelly.
  • 20 new monster types, most of which are vampires. Pack some Black Blood.
  • Over 100 new Armor sets and 30 new weapons, including Witcher Gear.
  • Witcher armor now available at Grandmaster quality.
  • New dying mechanic to change armor color. And yes, pink is an option.
  • The armor sets from Witcher 1 and 2 are available.
  • New UI coming as an update.
  • New mutations that enhance existing abilities.
  • In-game Skellige gwent deck.

There’s a ton of other new features that I won’t mention here.  If you don’t have the expansion pre-ordered already, I suggest you do so, especially if you want to get the limited edition physical Gwent cards. I’ve linked a tutorial below in case you want to know how to buy the physical Gwent card sets.

I plan on making more Blood and Wine videos after the expansion is released, so be sure to check back for more updates.

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!

 

Garden Warfare 2: What is the Backyard Battleground?

From new characters and variants, to Solo Play mode and Graveyard Ops, there are a ton of new features to look forward to in the upcoming load of awesomeness known as Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.

However, one of the most intriguing new features revealed in the last few weeks is the Backyard Battleground. The Backyard Battleground is a personal hub area where players can customize their characters, accept quests from Heroes, and even go target shooting. What makes this hub even more unique is the ability to raise the “Flag of Power”, which essentially initiates a horde-mode in the center of the backyard that allows players to earn extra coins and XP for each wave the flag is successfully defended. The Backyard Battleground will surely keep players busy, and that’s not even the main aspect of the game. HYYYPEEE!

There have also been quite a few new Garden Warfare 2 character variants revealed over the last few weeks. Feel free to peruse some of my character variant videos below to maximize your excitement for PvZ: Garden Warfare 2!

In other related news, I got to do some very fancy top secret stuff with some very awesome people, ZackScott and MoonLiteWolf. Maybe you know them? :p

Anyway, we took these random photobooth-GIF-things and they got posted to the internet. Check ’em out here with some other hilarious ones from the PopCap devs. If I had one of those eMotee Booth things in my house, it would take up an embarrassing amount of my time. 😃

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!

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!

Is Darksiders 3 Being Made?

Nordic Games has announced that they have teamed up with Gunfire Games to bring us the Darksiders 2 “Deathinitive Edition,” which is essentially a remake of Darksiders 2 for Xbox One and PS4.

Since Gunfire Games is almost entirely composed of ex-Vigil Games developers who worked on the Darksiders games, it makes sense for Nordic to consult this small dev team for the remake. Nordic Games has mentioned that if they continue with the Darksiders franchise, it would need to be with the help of past Vigil Games employees to keep with the spirit of Darksiders and maintain the vision that the original creators intended for the series.

Although a remake of our beloved Darksiders 2 is nice an all, this has caused yet another surge of fans to inquire as to whether a third installment will be made. Many speculate that the reason for this next-gen remake is to prepare for Darksiders 3, which has yet to be confirmed. Fingers crossed!

PvZ: Garden Warfare 2 Announced for 2016!

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 has officially been announced, meaning I can finally spill the beans on a few of the details! Last month, I actually got the opportunity to play this amazing sequel at the PopCap offices in Seattle (which was an awesome way to spend my birthday, btw). I had a blast getting to know the developers as well as some other content creators, and we even got a chance to give our feedback on the game as it develops. I feel honored to have been a part of their event, and look forward to what the team has in store for PvZ: GW2!

popcap group shot

PvZ: Garden Warfare 2 comes with some awesome new features, including six new character classes, and tons of new character varients. Check out my video that I’ve linked above for more details.

PvZ: Garden Warfare 2 is set to release sometime in Spring 2016, and you can make pre-order plans by clicking here. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on the game’s progress!

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – My YouTube Playlist!

The Witcher 3 is finally here! Although I haven’t been able to play as much as I’d like, I am finally able to sit down and get the content rolled out. I have never been one to do typical “let’s plays” on my YouTube channel, but that doesn’t mean I won’t occasionally put out some live gameplay. Check out some of my Witcher 3: Wild Hunt videos in the playlist linked above!

I also have various content planned for future uploads, including some quest walkthroughs that are meant more for players who are new to the game. Also, I will soon have a series of Bestiary videos that I hope you all will enjoy!

Most of the videos I have in store are along the lines of commentaries, ones that will discuss a particular theme or topic from the Witcher 3. If you have a topic or theme you think I should discuss, feel free to contact me!

Witcher 3: New Trailer Analysis + More Info!

Hey Witcher fans! There has been a TON of new gameplay footage, news articles, and information posted about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt lately, so I figured I’d gather some articles here for you to browse through. I also made another video breakdown of the latest trailer posted by the Witcher YouTube channel, which you can see above.

I also plan to make some more topic-based Witcher 3 videos in the coming weeks before the game launches, so make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on my video content!

EDIT: The Witcher Store has officially opened! Check out some of the awesome swag, including the Witcher medallion that I’ve been absolutely drooling over: https://www.witcherstore.com/

Below you’ll find a list of some notable Witcher 3: Wild Hunt articles and videos from the past few weeks:

Recent Witcher 3 YouTube Videos:

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Official Gameplay Trailer (April 2015)

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – TV Spot

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Precious Cargo Quest Walkthrough

Various Witcher 3 Articles:

Witcher 3 Map Size compared to GTA5, Skyrim, & Farcry 4 (GamingBolt)

Witcher 3 is 25 hours long with speedrun, 200+ hours long with normal play (Polygon)

How Side Quests in Witcher 3 Can Change the Whole Story (GameSpot)

Gamespot’s Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3-part series

Simple Fanmade Witcher Recap Infographic

Witcher 3 Info from Gamestar article (Neogaf)

All Witcher 3 pre-order bonuses from various retailers