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

New PvZ:Garden Warfare Montage!

Hey guys! Long time no blog. I figured I should update my site before you started to think I gave up on it or something. It really just comes down to me being a lazy poster. But no more! This is actually my first post of the new year (mid-February, yikes!), but I promise to update my blog site more often to keep you all up to date on what I’ve been doing.

A lot of the articles on this blog ended up being more news-like in nature, but that wasn’t ever the direction I wanted to take this site. It is a blog, after all…I feel my posts can still be informative without sounding so formal. So, hopefully a more casual approach to blog posts will not only make it easier for me to post regularly, but also will make them more readable for all of you.

Anyway, the reason for this post is that I’ve put together a little montage of some fun moments I’ve had in PvZ: Garden Warfare over the past year, and I wanted to share the video with you. If you haven’t seen the video yet, feel free to check it out below! I appreciate feedback, so don’t be shy about leaving a comment.

Ciri Confirmed as Playable Character!

A few days ago, CDProjektRed confirmed that Ciri will be the second playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt! I know I’m a little late to the hype train, but this is still exciting news! Ciri is said to be fast, agile, and will wield many unique powers, including the blink ability teased in the Elder Blood trailer.

On a less exciting note, CDPR also announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed until May 2015, stating that there are still “many details that need to be corrected” and will require another 12 weeks of development. At first, this news is a real bummer. However, I would rather wait a couple months to ensure that the game is polished and ready, rather than pay for a game that is riddled with bugs that may or may not be fixed through a series of patches.  It’s always a good sign when a reputable game company has the balls to take extra time to polish their game; I’m sure W3 will be worth the wait.

New PvZ: Garden Warfare Action Figures!

Check out these awesome new Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare action figures from Diamond Select Toys! Thanks to the team over at PopCap, I was fortunate enough to get a whole set of figurines to show to all of you. These are some of the first toys that are exclusive Garden Warfare designs, so if you’re a PvZ fan, I suggest you pick up a set or two. 🙂

These toys were released last September (I think), so you should be able to find them at Toys R Us. But if you wanted to order them online, you can get them from the Diamond Select Toys website.

Shout out to Rowland over at PopCap for hooking me up with these sweet action figures! You guys are seriously rad.

I’ve also received a set of PvZ: Garden Warfare “Legends of the Lawn” posters, and PopCap is allowing me and a few other PvZ community members to giveaway a few sets of these posters to all of you! I will be posting a video on how to enter my giveaway for these poster sets very soon, so stay tuned!

Which action figure is your favorite? Leave me a comment!

 

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.

Witcher News Update – New Gameplay Incoming!

Hey Witcher fans! For this video I’ve compiled a handful of Witcher news that has trickled in over the past couple weeks. I hope it helps to bring you guys up to speed on all things Witcher.

Also, since we can look forward to seeing new Witcher 3 gameplay on July 24th, you can expect to see a breakdown video of the gameplay on my channel, so make sure to subscribe to stay up to date on all my Witcher content!

Thanks for watching 🙂

❤/StrangeLuv

PvZ: Garden Warfare – Berry Shooter & Citrus Cactus!

The past couple weeks have been pretty eventful for fans of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. Right on the heels of Garden Warfare’s PC debut, PopCap announced the Tactical Taco Party Pack, which went live on July 1st for Xbox 360 and Xbox One users. The free DLC update includes the new map Jewel Junction, a timed-exclusive for PC that is now available for Xbox players, as well as two new characters, a revised 8v8 mixed mode playlist, and an overall patch for bug fixes. I was particularly excited that they finally implemented an in-game party system, so now I can party up and stick together with my friends without getting auto-balanced onto different teams.

My latest character showcase features the Berry Shooter & the Citrus Cactus, two free plant variants that arrived with the update. These characters also happen to be sponsored by Aquafina, but the product placement has been limited to a mention on the main menu screen; the characters themselves are free from any blatantly tacked on logos or advertising.

I also made a commentary giving my thoughts on the new Jewel Junction map, as well as my overall impressions of the PC version of Garden Warfare. Check out the commentary below! ↓

Witcher 3: E3 Demo Gameplay Breakdown!

Another E3 has come and gone, but this year CD Projekt Red left us with a handful of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay to drool over. Those who were lucky enough to attend E3 had the chance to watch a 45-minute gameplay demo, demonstrating one of the many complex quests that players can look forward to in the Witcher 3. The gameplay showcased many new features, including an improved combat system, epic monsters, and a vast & intricate open-world setting. Only some of the gameplay has been released to the public since E3, and I have compiled this gameplay in the video above, with some brief commentary throughout. Enjoy!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is set to be released on February 24th, 2015 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Click here to pre-order!

I plan on making many more Witcher videos in the coming months leading up to the release of Witcher 3, so please feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date on my uploads!

Also, feel free to check out my breakdown of the Witcher 3 “Sword of Destiny” trailer below! ↓↓

PvZ: Garden Warfare Coming to Playstation + PC Specs!

This week, the PopCap team announced that Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare will be coming out for both PS3 and PS4 on August 19th. Players who pre-order for Playstation will also receive exclusive customization items inspired by various PSN titles, including Sly Cooper, Fat Princess, and Ratchet & Clank. PopCap also made a few witty PR posters to tease the Playstation announcement, which I’ve included in my video above.

The Plants vs Zombies team also revealed the minimum PC specifications required to run Garden Warfare, which you can find in my video around 1:40. The PC version of Garden Warfare is set to be released on June 24th.  We still haven’t been told when the community-voted Plasma Peashooter will make its debut, but I will update you all if I find out any new information.

I plan on picking up the PC version of PvZ: Garden Warfare soon after it’s released, so hit me up if you’d like to play!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – My Thoughts

CoD: AW Soldier

As per the annual tradition, a new Call of Duty was announced after its reveal trailer went live this week. The newest installment in the CoD series is called “Advanced Warfare”, and appears to have mechanized armor suits, jet packs, and ‘futuristic’ technology to justify the advancedness. It seems to be a Titanfall/Crysis/Call of Duty love-child with a dash of Tom Clancy, which would normally really excite me. However, considering the track record of the Call of Duty franchise as of late, I shouldn’t get my hopes up. Oh, and there’s Kevin Spacey.

I’d like to give my opinion of the trailer, but first I want to preface you with my feelings of the CoD franchise, particularly pertaining to multiplayer (because that’s really CoD’s claim to fame these days, after all).  If you don’t give two twats about my opinion, then I suppose you can scroll to the bottom and watch the trailer for yourself. ↓

Now, I have been around the casual Call of Duty scene since CoD 2, and after experiencing the downhill tumble that the series has taken with the past couple of installments, I have become a bit jaded with the franchise, to say the least. I used to love me some CoD multiplayer back in the day. Between World at War, MW2, and Black Ops 1, I spent hundreds of hours on multiplayer, making new online friends and really enjoying each CoD title. The franchise was really at its peak. MW3 seemed to be where the game began to lose its footing with multiplayer, but I was at least able to enjoy some of my time with MW3, despite some of its more frustrating parts. The real nosedive came with the effortless sequel, Black Ops 2. Even upon hearing that it was actually called “Black Ops 2”, I braced myself for the worst. After they stripped away elements from BO1 that made the game fun, we were left with a tarnished multiplayer that should have never even existed. I would have rather paid for a bunch of new BO1 DLC packs than its broken sequel. That was really the start of my distaste for CoD games. Once Ghosts was announced, I was actually kind of excited for it after seeing multiplayer gameplay footage and whatnot, but then I was swiftly disappointed once I got Ghosts in my hands.

And now we have “Advanced Warfare”, which I suppose will get abbreviated as “COD: AW” or something.  After investing so much time into a single game series, it’s hard not to feel somewhat excited when a new installment comes out. I know some CoD veterans who even feel obligated to like it, almost like we don’t want to admit that a game we used to love really took a nosedive. Nowadays, Call of Duty is like shitty fast food. The first few bites are ok, and may even taste good. But even when you realize just how crappy that CoD burger is, you’re probably going to continue eating it anyway. The worst part is, most of us will make that guilt-filled trek back through the drivethrough just to do it all over again. And then we go home to play Call of Duty…rinse and repeat.

I’m not going to lie, the trailer looks interesting, and it was smart of them to use ‘the Kevin Spacey factor’ to enhance the cred of the game.  But lest we forget the patterns of CoD reveals, it’s important to note that this is only a trailer for the single player campaign. Call of Duty campaigns have consistently been good quality, even if some are more memorable than others. It really wouldn’t surprise me if the campaign for AW turns out decent, but since multiplayer is really the focal point for CoD games, I don’t want to get prematurely excited by this trailer alone (no one wants that 😉 ).

TL;DR – Multiplayer reveal or GTFO. Until then, I’ll be sitting here on my fence of skepticism.