Netflix Space Force

In something I thought I would never write, from Netflix and the creators of the American version of The Office comes Space Force with Steve Carell. Polygon has more details, or just enjoy the announcement trailer below. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

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Lucifer Season 3

Lucifer season 3 is a bit odd. The ending is on a major cliffhanger, then the show got canceled, we got 2 bonus episodes, then the show got renewed for season 4 by Netflix after a massive save Lucifer campaign.

That being said this season is three things, the longest, the best, and oddest. The oddest because of those bonus episodes. We get a great season, with love and loss, realizations and friendships born and lost and the best ending to any season yet. Then the stand-alone episodes kick in and honestly ruin the ending. They aren’t bad episodes by any means, just after the ending we got they just feel like a tease. The season itself, however, is insanely exciting.

The season itself largely follows Lucifers attempt to discover the Sinnerman an eventually help Cain die, yes Cain as in Cain and Abel. The side of all this is Amenedeil trying to get his wings back, Maze continuing her bounty hunting and Chloe doing the usual. really it is a busy season. This season truly was my favorite despite the bonus episodes kind of ruining the flow. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Breach (Pc)

After playing a bit of the Alpha over the weekend that @Playbreach told me about over on Twitter I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. To be up front, we all know I am not big on these types of games. You can find out all sorts of things on their website here. The game starts out with a pretty simple tutorial and character creator. The controls are the standard, mouse to look around and WSAD to move. It functions like you would expect, tho admittedly there was some lag which I believe was caused by my laptop not quite being up to snuff.

The video shows pretty well what it is. Honestly, after playing it, I enjoy it pretty well. Admittedly the character choices and their abilities aren’t anything you haven’t seen before. Breach in no way reinvents the wheel, but it doesn’t need to. It is fun, and each level gives you something to do and new enjoyment to find, and that is all you need. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Start Of Distant Worlds Two

Sunday started the Distant Worlds 2 adventure, as I have mentioned before. It started with a few of us just chatting, giving some last minute advice and a sort of ceremonial first jump. The picture of the menu is that jump, HR 5413. Everyone in the squadron I am in made is safe and sound, and amazingly the US servers didn’t crash.

The first leg of the trip saw me travel to a place called Shapley 1.

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The trip was quite simple and uneventful, a bunch of us met up and chatted. They gave warning of a place called “The View” and everyone said the same thing, it is a beautiful stunning site, but dangerous to partake in. I have a few pictures before I share the story of The View, which is stop number 2 of the trip.

The view from there was great, beautiful blue neutron star and all. The journey there is also quite easy to make as well. The landing? The landing is made on  3.3g gravity world, where the smallest mistake will greatly damage your ship. I was not expecting the difficulty, in fact, the landing I made on a normal world would be fine but here, it was suicide. I came in at far too deep of an angle and there was no way to recover and I slammed my ship into the ground instantly draining my shields and severely damaging my hull. I took a few pictures, but didn’t trust myself in the SRV for long.

I found the nearest space station, a massive trip that I desperately needed to make. It meant nothing, however. The damage was so severe my ship, MorningStar (pic below) could not make it off-world and my thrusters died before escaping the gravitational pull and my ship was ripped back down to the planet.

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Having to start all over again from Pallaeni wasn’t a massive deal, more annoying. I quickly made up for lost time and made it to the 3rd checkpoint, Cycladia.

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Cycladia is known for being much like Earth with some ring around it. I didn’t hang out here long as I continue for Labirinto. WIsh me luck, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

How A Glitch Filled Game Is Still Fun For Me

Lately, I have been playing a lot of Conan Exiles (PS4) with my friends, and I mentioned in my review but the more I play the more I have to acknowledge this may be the most glitch-filled game I have played in years. I am talking falling through the map, enemies appearing and disappearing textures changing colors and popping up where they should and shouldn’t be.  Most of the items for crafting randomly don’t work for a bit and placing stuff is odd since many times you will just leave the menu and kick or punch instead.

Yet, I am oddly having a ton of fun. The fact that I can change so much to make me have the experience I want. Want tougher enemies? Can do. Want to spawn in some weapons or materials? Done deal. I can tame just about any creature in the game as a pet. You can build extravagant buildings or little huts.  Just have a blast with your friends.

Yet, the game is essentially broken. I have no clue how the game has been out this long without some serious fixes being implemented yet it has multiple DLC options to buy. It is one of the most fun yet worst survival games I have ever played, and yet I recommend people pick it up on sale. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Occupation (2018)

Occupation is the story of an alien invasion gone right, at least for the aliens. The movie starts out in a small town where people are pissed over an overpass being built, and it isn’t long before they have an entirely new problem. At a towns I believe rugby game, I am not sure since it takes place in Australia and I know nothing about their sports. Could be Aussie rules football I suppose.

The alien attack comes from nowhere, and their armor is damn near impenetrable and their weapons are far more advanced. This scene is full of explosions and death, which is quite honestly a rather good scene and sets things up nicely for an underdog story.

The rest of the movie is primarily a story of guerrilla warfare against the alien occupation with occasional infighting amongst our heroes about how to handle things, such as one captured alien that serves no purpose except to reveal through a map they have been watching humanity for thousands of years and when one man beats it to death a few get pissed off.

The entire movie poorly developed, all the characters are mundane and never really grow. But here is the thing, if you like action films, and I mean old school action films full of explosions and passable routine stories, this film is for you. Seriously check out its Rottentomotatoes scores. It has an abysmal 38% from critics but a massive 94% from audiences. This is the perfect example of a movie that critically may not be the best written or put together, but damn is it fun to watch. Action fans will want to see it, but most others will find it overly long and ambitious with not much to offer. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Preparing For Distant Worlds 2

So I may have mentioned Elite Dangerous Distant Worlds 2 Decision once or twice, and it has been a bit of a time getting ready. I am outfitting my Asp Explorer formerly known as Meat Paste for the trip.

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I have since changed the ships name and colors, specifically for the trip. I wanted something better than simple black for the pictures. I also am working on upgrading my jump distance. While I have plenty enough for the trip every little bit helps tho I have had some setbacks there. The new system doesn’t always match the old engineer system so I lost a bit of range at first, but I recovered that.

While gathering materials I did lose my Krait, and now I no longer have the rebuy cost to fly it so now it just sits and chills. This will, however, be the longest trip I have made, tho I have gone to Sagittarius A.

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I have also gone to Elite Dangerous: Colonia which was a random trip that I decided to make it one-day cuz I am an idiot. That is also how I ended up with a ship called Meat Paste, I streamed the whole thing and the chat voted on Meat Paste, which @torstenvblog suggested. This will be my last post on the subject depending on what happens when the trip launches on Sunday, after that however I will be posting weekly updates on how the trip goes as well as posting occasional pictures on Twitter and Pinterest. Until then hower, stay safe and may the gaming gods bring you glory.