Flash Review - Rock Mary Rock

A short review for you all today.  Rock Mary Rock is a four part mini-series comic by Nicky Soh.  Soh had the first issue available for sale at Denver Comic Con, and will be selling the comic on his Etsy shop.  The comic centers on Mary, a young girl who find a magnificent vintage guitar in the basement of an old theater.  The catch?  The guitar is haunted by the ghost of 70's era rock star who died before he hit his prime.

Issue 1 introduces the main characters well.  Soh is very good with acting and expressing his character's emotions.  The character designs are very easy to read and I look forward to seeing how Soh makes them perform in the future issues.  The main characters including Mary, her grandmother, and Rock (the Ghost), all seem well thought out and fun.  The colors by Jeremy Lawson add to Soh's line work to form a cohesive style and feel.

Overall, I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of this series and more of Soh's work in the future.

The Professional Gamer - June 20, 2016

Hello readers!  I was having a bit of a busy week at work, which meant that I spent most of the after hours time with a somewhat guilty pleasure: Chopped.  Of the various cooking contest shows, its one of my favorites.  But, you didn't come here to read about cooking shows, so lets talk about some more geeky stuff.

E3 has come and gone, with a lot of discussion about the new Legend of Zelda title: Breath of the Wild.  The trailer is gorgeous and the play-through videos make it look like a whole lot of fun.  I'm setting aside some money to buy an NX and Breath of the Wild next year.  I'm really excited for a more open world Zelda game where there are more options about how to proceed through the game.  What are your thoughts on this new direction?

Speaking of The Legend of Zelda, I decided to spend about an hour today to finally finish Wind Waker.  For whatever reason, I never managed to finish it during its prime on the GameCube.  Thanks to the HD re-release, I have finally been able to finish it.  The final fight with Ganondorf is interesting and spoilers: unbelievably brutal.  I'm thinking about turning around and heading out again so that I can adventure in the blue tunic rather than the hero's outfit.  I really loved that crab shirt.

Also, I spent this weekend and Denver Comic Con, buying all of the indie comics.  Seriously, I bought a lot of comics.  I'm going to leave it at that, get some dinner, and enjoy some comics.  I hope you all have a great week, and game on!

E3 From the Floor - South Park: The Fractured But Whole

South Park: The Stick of Truth was a surprisingly fun game. It took the flavor of all your favorite South Park shows and translated it into a video game. When I finished the game my first thought was that they totally need to make another game with their superhero personas. And now that game has a December release date!

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E3 From the Floor - Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs was a highly anticipated game that let a lot of people down. Given that I am happy that Ubisoft has decided to move forward and create Watch Dogs 2. In it they have expanded who you can hack (everyone) and what you can hack (everything). In the demo they played for us they showed a group hack setting off all the phones in an area. He also showed that he can take control of any car either taking over steering or just serving then out of his way. It looked real useful and made the character powerful, or at least felt that way.

Once they showed off some free roaming the demo moved into a mission. Here the main character used a drone to scout the area in order to setup a plan of attack. This included hacking cameras to get an internal view and locate the objective. Once located our main character hacked a crane to get into the location and stealthily moved to the objective by taking out guards and locking doors to prevent reinforcements. Once close enough a tool called the jumper (a two wheeled remote car that can jump) to actually hack into a network and download incriminating data. Once in he started the download the guards became aware of his presence. Using a close combat tool similar to a rock in a string and hacking tools the main character fended of guards until the download completed and he escaped. All in all it looked fun. I hope that when it is released it stays fun.

 

E3 2016 - Ubisoft Press Conference Impression

And with Ubisoft I finally complete all the press conferences. Will I like Watch Dogs 2? Are they going to announce anything that has not already been leaked? Will it be a circus? Possibly, but that does not matter, all that truly matters in the games. Also, happy 30th birthday Ubisoft!

  • Just Dance 2017
    • It wouldn't be Ubisoft without big dance scene to show up Just Dance
    • Just Dance will be on ALL platforms in 2017
  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands
    • Fight the good fight against a drug lord that turned the cocoa leaf trade into cocaine
    • Open world with solo or 4 player co-op
    • The amount of options you have for mission completion looks neat
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
    • The town of South Park is in danger, and the Coon is the one who can save the city/state/world
    • You are again, the new kid and the South Park kids are having a civil war
    • Also, you are once again a douche bag
    • I am very much looking forward to this game, I loved Stick of Truth
    • Out on December 6th, 2016
  • Tom Clancy's: The Division
    • Underground Expansion
      • Each mission is different to promote replay-ability
      • Out June 28 on XBox / PC and August for PS4
    • Also for the 30th Birthday they are giving outfits once Underground comes out if you are a member of Ubisoft's thing
    • There is also this Survival thing (secomd Expansion
    • I honestly have not played Division, but it all looks neat
  • Eagle Flight VR
    • Intuitive VR title with Oculus
    • You fly as an eagle and in this case it is a capture the rabbit
    • Could be fun, but I know it will make me motion sick.
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
    • A Star Trek VR game placing you on the bridge of a Federation ship.
    • Yeah, I am geeking out about this!
    • Available on all major VR platforms.
  • For Honor
    • Medieval Battle
      • Knight, Samurai, or Viking
    • Trust could bring peace to 1,000 years of war, but Apolian's black legion only wishes for conflict, and will keep it going.
    • Combat is very strategic to attack / block in a way to oppose your enemy.
    • Available Valentines Day 2017
  • Grow Up
    • Not sure how to describe it, but it looks like simple fun.
  • Trials of the Blood Dragon
    • Strange game, eccentric. but looks fun
    • Track game with tons of different level types.
  • Assassin's Creed
    • Did you guys know there was a movie coming out?
    • I really hope this movie is good.
    • Seriously, video game movies don't have good reputations.
    • Out 12/21/2016
  • Watch_Dogs 2
    • Welcome to San Francisco
    • Everything can be hacked, and everyone can be profiled
    • Root out corruption and take back the power to people.
    • Out in November
  • Steep
    • New extreme sport game
      • Free skiing, flight suits, and paragliding

E3 From the Floor - Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs was a highly anticipated game that let a lot of people down. Given that I am happy that Ubisoft has decided to move forward and create Watch Dogs 2. In it they have expanded who you can hack (everyone) and what you can hack (everything). In the demo they played for us they showed a group hack setting off all the phones in an area. He also showed that he can take control of any car either taking over steering or just serving then out of his way. It looked real useful and made the character powerful, or at least felt that way.

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E3 From the Show Floor - Scavenger (PSVR)

A large focus of E3 this year is VR, and Sony is pushing it big time. I had my first VR experience with a game that is part of VR Worlds, Scavenger. The game was actually a bunch of fun. In the demo you were in a mech running around the outside of a ship that is pretty destroyed. To get around you can jump along pieces or hull. Once inside you have to make your way through the ship while shooting hundreds of tiny bugs and a few large bugs that shoot acid type stuff. You looked to aim which actually felt really natural. All in all if I do get Playstation VR this game will be on that list. Just need to watch out for motion sickness.