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I’ve just noticed something . . .

So I was talking to a friend the other day, about games, while  playing Battlefield 1, thinking this is graphically impressive, but expectedly so, when we kind of realised, well I did at least, that most of my favourite newish games are indie games, not AAA titles.

Weird I know but, games like Banished, Rimworld, Prison Architect and Project Highrise are games I play a lot lately, they are all made by small teams. Even Cities Skylines has taken a backseat for the time being. They all have big community followings and mods on steam, is that what draws me to them. I I love building games I guess. I am even considering getting the GOG version of Theme Hospital to see what the open source version plays like, definitely worth roughly £5 for the nostalgia alone but add in the possibilities of new content and well surely we are onto a winner.

It does somewhat irk me that the games I love seem to either be indie or not very popular. Veering away from the indie let’s take Battleborn, a new MOBAish game with borderlands flavour that could given the right group of friends produce hours of fun but nobody is on the bandwagon, wrapped up in competitive spring rolls on Overwatch, I find myself paired with randoms who either have no clue, leave half way through  or have to carry me and eventually just leave me to die. I wish more of my friends owned it but the one that does is on xbone with me on ps4, the one that has it doesn’t have time to play it as he prefers other games, I get it, not the best of games, but it can be real fun. While I enjoy holding it down playing some operations on Battlefield 1, the frustration and anger is definitely consistent on that game, I just can’t seem to get many nice runs or good games.

I just wanted to share that is it not time AAA titles offered more than competitive multiplayer and great graphics? I long for Borderlands 3 where there is brilliant co-op, loot a plenty and a great story with characters, I do concede I have some AAA or there abouts titles I am still yet to play, including but not limited to, The Witcher, Mafia 3 and Watchdogs 2, but I am more excited for Constructor HD if I’m honest, fingers crossed for an easy mode on all maps!

Thanks for reading,

Pixc


Welcome to the New Year

Yes we made it, 2017, a brand new year people, this is just a quick post to say Happy New Year, eager to see what 2017 holds, this is a big year for me really, the big 30 is upon me and I will spending my first birthday outside of england, far as I can remember anyway.

So what does 2017 hold for Pixc, well hopefully an Ableton Push 2 and some motivation and discipline to get back into making some beats. I ain’t making any promises I have claimed for the last three years at least that this would be my musical year, the year I take it to new heights but it hasn’t quite happened yet. I do hope that I can be a little more disciplined this year that’s for sure.

As some of you will know I am a heavy gamer, some would argue an addict. I lots track of time for the first time in a long time playing a game, Prison Architect, I just got immersed in the story, for a game that is essentially more about the building of a prison, it was quite a surprise. I looked at the clock to find it was 4am, whoops! I still think there may be a place for me in youtube or twitch to carve out some sort of niche for myself, but I’m less confident, it is tough going, if you watch me. Thanks for your support, it means a lot. I think focusing on one platform would be a great idea, but unforunately YouTube makes it really hard for a small time youtuber to make anything out of posting content online unless you are lucky enough to have tonnes of fans and well Twitch is very limited in who it reaches I guess, more people are willing  to have a youtube account and comment on videos, subscribe to channels etc.

So who knows what 2017 might bring, let’s hope it’s a good un eh!

Pixc


End of the Year

Hi guys, just checking in with my last blog post of the year. I haven’t wrote as often as I know some bloggers do, I like to think I wait not only until I have something worthwhile to say, but also until I feel the need to express or get something off my chest. This time it is a mixture of gaming talk, thoughts on my mind, a farewell to 2016 and just a bit of a ramble if I am honest.

I love to write, as many who follow my social media know, I also love to game. Recently I picked up a few new titles in the steam sale, still going on, may even purchase one or two more bargains before the sale is done. I got a variety for my every growing library. I would like to note a few, maybe you’d like to check them out, I know a lot of youtube videos on all are out there to give you some idea of whether they are for you.

Project Highrise, basically it is much like Sim Tower, build a tower block full of offices, apartments, shops and food courts, give them power, water and the like then watch the place flourish and bring you money, kinda neat.

Pharaoh including the DLC. This is a classic egyptian city builder, not installed this one yet, but I remember it of old, recently had a pirated copy on old pc, but when I saw it on steam for less than £5 I thought why not, I just love the idea of seeing all these games that I own in a list, be amazing if I had enough space to install them all to play at leisure.

Tyto Ecology, this I have watched some gameplay of and was keen to pick it up. Unfortunately I have not been able to play it yet, it seems to be buggy and may be broken, it is rather cheap but I will give it a little more time before considering getting my money back on this, it won’t work so pointless unless they fix it.

Nom Nom Galaxy, being a proud purchaser of a PS4 copy previous to this purchase, I plunged in on the PC version, I had hoped there might be some workshop support, but either way terraria meets tycoon games is the flavour of this soup space extravanganza.

The last title is Block’Hood a very unique “city builder” I use the term loosely as it is a neighbourhood builder really. I have only played the tutorial and watched some footage so far, but it is all about balance, definitely worth checking out.

A notable metion must go to Flat Heroes, a game I picked up not long ago to hopefully in time have four people sat either at my pc or my console, fingers crossed for a ps4 release where we can smash  all the worlds in a drunken night. For now I have to make do with a dabble on my own as Sony’s PC controller adaptor only supports one pad, erm what gives? I only have one Xbone pad for now, so it seems pointless to upgrade until I can fix both the lack of pads and the lack of adaptor for those, also seems ps4 pads don’t work well with the game.

So just a little of my steam sale adventures, for those interested I did pick up Lego Harry Potter Collection on PS4 and am trying to purchase A 3DS with some games but it is proving a mighty task!

 

Thanks for reading,

Pixc


After an evening of Titanfall 2

Running walls, diving across canyons, fighting in the dome.

Tonight I was in a rage with puzzles, almost out of my comfort zone

I persevered, made it through even though I uttered a curse or two

This campaign is quite a treat, it makes a change from getting owned a multiplayer

But now it is time for sleep!


Rimworld – my latest game

Hey guys, just a quick reminder to old readers and a welcome to the new, I do a bit of streaming and youtubing sometimes, this is my latest game I am recording content of, thought I’d share it with you guys.

Feel free to go check out my channel, sometimes I will use twitch aswell, Youtube has a strangely aggressive policy on copyright, language and content, which sometimes restricts me, I like to rage and I do swear from time to time. Hope you enjoy watching.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

Pixc


No Man’s Sky – initial thoughts with screenshots

So finally I got my hands on No Man’s Sky, space exploration survival extraordinaire that it is, with me at the helm, first of all some screen shots of my gameplay, which will truly show you how much of a work of art this game is!

On the left was a storm, rain pattering down on my spaceship as I sat docked in a trading post. The right I plant I thought was one of the most zany things I have seen in the game so far.

I have lost count of how many hours exactly I have put into the game. I played a few hours Wednesday night, but didn’t stay on too long as I was in work Thursday. Thursday night I was on until around 1am so give or take 8 hours roughly, then Friday my new gaming chair arrived around 8.30am, giving me a full day to play it though I did take at least a one hour break for some wrestling, a shower which probably took 30 minutes, some food, so at least another 9 hours today. I am in awe by how much I am enjoying the game. I won’t deny repetition is definitely there, but you are so immersed in the  worlds in this early stage, it doesn’t mater. I think quick progression is a must for those who those who are afraid of getting bored, follow the path the game advises you to take, I have heard there will be plenty of time for more exploration later. I struggled mostly with space combat, I have never been a great flyer, when it came to gaming. I fended off some pirates after a while, following  an upgrade to my ship and I was so pleased, since then I only had one battle and unforunately lost.

I enjoy naming the planets, plants and animals but I have heard people stopped pretty quickly, I guess it will be different for everyone. I have a system for naming, where my systems have PXC at the front of them, except my 3rd one which I forgot to name PXC first, I expect to post more screenshots up when I have some really good ones. In the mean time anyone wanting to know more or check out me playing it, can drop by my stream on twitch. I hope to have more information and a more lengthy critical look at the game on my blog soon as I feel it is a good time to get my initial review out, this will be updated as the game gets updates with short bursts I reckon.

www.twitch.tv/alwaysmutetheweirdo

Thanks for reading,

Pixc

 

 


No Man’s Sky incoming

So guys, No Man’s Sky is on it’s way, whether it arrives before the UK release date of Wednesday 10th August, I have no idea. I hoped it might arrive before so that I can play it for definite on wednesday, because I am working until thursday and if my neighbour doesn’t get it, then I will have to either pick it up from the local post office after/before work or wait until potentially friday, this is not great but with the release date getting moved to wednesday I may get to play it before my time off!

So with that said as some of you will already know, I am doing lots of No Man’s Sky footage once it is officially out. I have been watching the game on twitch a little to get a feel for it, mainly though looking at the elements people are finding. Some would argue don’t watch it as it will spoil it for you, but I’m not sure it will every experience will be very different.

I want to play it now, but as I can’t I am content with watching those willing to risk streaming it. I hope that I can make it an entertaining ride for you all when the time comes.

Thanks for reading,

Pixc