Humble Firaxis Games Bunble

 This weeks new Humble Bundle deal is live and the focus is on Firaxis Games who are the developers of the very popular Sid Meier's Civilization Games and XCOM series.  

As with each Humbe Bundle, a set of games are chosen and put up for sale by the site.  The best part is that you can pay what you want for the games, and also get to choose who gets your money by selecting the Humble Bundle site, the developers or donating it all to charity, or a combination of the three.  

This weeks offerings include the latest game from Sid Meier's Civilization series called: Beyond Earth.  A 40 dollar game, and you can pick it up along with a few other games for less than have its price!

So, if you've been thinking of picking up Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, then this would be a great deal and a great time to do so!

Check out the Beyond Earth game trailer down below and check out the current Humble Bundle deals!  Do you think you'll be picking up the deal? Is this format a good way to purchase games?  Lets us know what you think in the comment section below! 

 

Oculus Touch Delayed Late 2016


News from the Oculus camp has been with mixed reviews.  The current news is that the Oculus Touch controllers will be released in the second half of 2016.  

They decided that more time was needed before the release of the final consumer builds of the controller.  They have made some big advancements in the controllers ergonomics and making more changes to make the Touch more comfortable and reliable.

Pre order will be available a couple months before the release of the Touch, so be on the look out for that if you plan to pick up one of the Oculus Rift headset!  With all the news from CES 2016 coming out in the next few days, what are your thoughts on the VR scene that is about to take over the world?  Let us know in the comment section below!

Humble Square Enix Bundle 3!


I know most gamers these days are aware of the Humble Bundle site, where you can get some really good bundled deals for a really good price and a good cause.  Each time you purchase a bundle you have the option of dividing up your payment to go towards the Charity, the developer, and the Humble Bundle team.  Every now and then they have an awesome deal like the current Humble Square Enix Bundle.  

The current bundle as it is right now, come with Tomb Raider 1, 2, 3 and the newest Tomb Raider 2013 version.  Also, Just Cause 1 and 2, and Hitman Absolution, and a few other titles like Murdered Soul Suspect, The Last Remnant, and Life is Strange Ep. 1. 

My personal favorite out of the current bundle is the Final Fantasy XIV:  A Realm Reborn.  This is an MMORPG, which does require a subscription, but new users receive a 30 day trail of game time.  This is my first Final Fantasy game (I know, I know, I'm late to the party), except maybe the 15 mins I spent on Final Fantasy XIII.  

The for being a game that was first released back in 2013,  the graphics are still amazing and gameplay is really fun.  The story line keeps the player engaged and interested in continuing.  All aspects of Final Fantasy games that I have heard from other friends who have played parts of the series.  I would honestly say, that FF XIV game is worth the bundle alone!  

If you are interesed in checking out the current Humble Bundle then head on over to their site and make sure to check out their other bundles from time to time!  Let me know what you think of the current games they are offering in this bundle in the comment section below.  Do you currently own any of them?  Or have you played them in the past?  Which one would you say would be worth getting the current bundle?

World of Warcraft: Legion PvP Preview


Legion PvP Preview has gone live on the official Battle.net site and boy are there some changes!

Honor and Conquest currencies are gone as you now earn Honor Points to increase your Honor Level; granting access to more of the PvP talents, as well as Gold and Artifact Power.

In PvP you will use a stat template for your class and spec, all of your gear is nullified other than you Artifact weapon.

Your average item level increases your stat template by a percentage, a 25 item level difference between two players results in a 2.5% difference in stats. Stat templates will allow for better tuning to balance gear and skills for PvP and PvE independently.

You will earn gear from completing battlegrounds and arenas, with quality based on your rating for rated matches. Strongboxes will be kept in Legion however, it is unknown if they will work the way they do in the current expansion. There is no PvP specific gear, so the best players in both PvP and PvE content will be able to earn the best gear.

There will be shorter and more frequent PvP seasons and the end-of-season PvP awards are given separately to the top percentages of players in each faction (Horde and Alliance), instead of in relation to the overall player base.

Resetting your Honor Level once you reach the cap gives you a Prestige Level. Prestige Levels gives you a badge on your nameplate, unit frames, and scoreboards, as well as a title, wearable faction pennant, Artifact skin, a mount, and pet.

Two new arena maps are being added and perhaps another battleground.


Once you've reached Honor Level 50, you'll have a tough choice to make. You'll be given the option to Prestige, which will reset your Honor Level back to 1, and once again restricting access to higher-level Honor Talents. However, in return, you'll increase your Prestige Level, which grants access to a number of other rewards.


There's one more exciting addition we’d like to share today: Legion is bringing two brand-new maps to the Arena. Located in the fortress of Black Rook Hold, this arena features a large statue in the center, as well as three alcoves to the sides. Access to those alcoves is restricted by a series of gates, which will open and close randomly as the match continues. When the gates are closed, you can use them to hide out of line of sight of your opponents… just be prepared for them to open again moments later!


Also in development is another arena located in the forests of Val’sharah. When you first enter this arena, you’ll be encased in a dome of vines. When the match starts, those vines will retreat, leaving the starting area exposed to the rest of the arena. In the center, you’ll find three statues, which can be used to break line of sight. However, those statues are located very close to each other, so you’ll need to keep moving if you want to play defensively.

With Legion still under heavy development there is no telling what changes may be in store for PvP. The changes that have been revealed should make for easier transitions into PvP for new players as well as less gear dependency at higher levels of Rated PvP.

HTC's Vive VR headset Release Delayed


With all the new about the different entries into the VR headset market.  One company actually had stood out and said that they would be able to deliver their headset before the end of 2015.  That company was HTC and their HTC Vive VR headset.  

It now appears that the HTC Vive VR headset will not be available until April 2016.  They do plan on shipping out some developer kits January 2016.  No other information is known at this time, but it appears they may have not been ready.  

Check out the HTC Vive VR headset promotional video below and let us know what you think of this news.  Also, let us know in the comment section below if you plan on getting any particular VR headset device when they do finally get released to market.


Mark Hamill Goes Undercover as a Stormtrooper


Mark Hamill joined up with Omaze.com for the Star Wars Force For Change, to support a list of 15 charities.  The prize was is a chance to win a trip to the premiere of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens to meet the entire cast at the red carpet in L.A. or London.  The prize itself will be auctioned off and those who donate are able to enter for a chance to win.

The prize and supporting the charities is a great thing and Mark Hamil joined in to promote the contest in the best way possible... by dressing up as a Stromtrooper on Hollywood Blvd!  Check out the awesome video below as he has a blast with no one even knowing its him.  Best line in the video is when Mark Hamil says "the last time anyone saw me in a Stormtrooper outfit, was when we rescued the Princess on the Death Star!"

Enjoy and let us know if you looking forward to seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens here in a couple of weeks!


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer #2


A fan of both the previous Batman and Superman movies, I though I'd share the latest trailer for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.  If you have not seen the trailer below, then your in for a jaw dropping treat.  I know it blew my mind when I saw the final few seconds of the trailer... its that good!   

So if your a fan of the movie and if you are excited to see it at release then you will enjoy the trailer below.  If you just a comic book fan in general then you will also enjoy the trailer below.  Let me know what you think in the comment section below.  New Batman; good or bad, thoughts?  Share them in the comment section below!