It was a very interesting week and weekend in the world of news. We steer clear of the political debate that is going on right now between the NFL, NBA and the President, and the whole National Anthem and Flag debate, and focus strictly on being entertainment. We also look at Gundam coming out this week as well as Fallout 4 GOTY, and we talk MVC Infinite, the whole Epic Games and PUBG argument. We also look at Cliffy B and how he is taking blame for Lawbreakers not being a huge success.
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We are pleased to announce that we have established a Radio Network for LIVE broadcasts and talk radio about our favorite industry. Yes, I am talking about a Radio Network devoted to Video Games! Our first show for our new network is coming from our very own Kyle Spencer with “The Game Lounge” Show! This will be a full radio show that will allow for live chatting with the host as well as the ability to call in to ask questions, etc while on air! Be sure to check back with us frequently as we are still putting our show schedule together and will publish our first calendar very shortly! We are adding a separate page to this website dedicated to the show and all information will be published there as well.
Thanks again to all of our supporters and we look forward to this new phase of The Lounge!
The month of October is upon us and that means that we are very close to Halloween. With the night of all hallows eve upon us, we thought it would be very cool to play a few of our favorite HORROR games in our collection to broadcast to you all. We would love to know your thoughts and opinions on the games you would like to see and we will certainly try our best to accommodate. So far here is a list of what we have thus far. – Dying Light
– Batman Arkham Knight
– Five Nights at Freddy’s
– Dead Island
– Gears of War
– Zombie U
– Day Z
– Dead Rising 3
– Fallout 3
– Resident Evil
– Left 4 Dead 1 and 2
– The Evil Within
– P.T. (Silent Hills Demo)
– How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition
There is still that feeling of Nostalgia when it comes to replaying a game that you have come to enjoy, and when that feeling never gets old no matter how many times you revisit it, its a classic. No matter how much I loved the original Gears, it did have some minor flaws. I will be the first to admit that. There is no argument, however, that Gears was a game changer. It had an impact on the industry and gave Microsoft another franchise to put along with Halo.
Graphically Gears was one of the best looking games back in 2006, and today it still is one of the best looking games. Running at a cool 1080p and 60FPS, Gears looks incredible on an XBox One.
Gears is also a simple game. Not a whole lot of complexity, and the controls are relatively simple. The stop and pop mechanic, which many other games in the past generation tried hard to mimic, still works and is fun. Some of the early glitches, such as sticking to walls, and weapon sliding are still in the game. The addition of some simple mechanics that were not introduced until later releases of Gears also found their way into the remaster.
If you have played any of the Gears titles you should already be familiar with the story. If not, here is a brief synopsis.
The Gears of War series takes place on a fictional Earth-like planet named Sera, colonized by humans some time in the series’ past. The planet had a history of conflict that took Sera to the brink of destruction. This shocked the people into a rejection of their destructive ways, leading to a golden age of culture, science and the arts, though civil liberties and crime remained troublesome social issues.
The energy demands of Sera’s population soon surpassed the planet’s traditional energy sources like petroleum and nuclear. A search for new energy sources led to the discovery of Imulsion, a glowing liquid with near-unlimited energy potential found in chambers and veins beneath the planet’s surface. Due to its potential, wars broke out over control of the Imulsion, the largest being a 79-year war between the Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) and the Union of Independent Republics (UIR). This ended when COG opted to use its orbital laser weapon, the Hammer of Dawn, to ravage UIR cities. The COG then negotiated peace treaties with the remaining collations and became the dominant government on Sera.
Shortly after this, the bulk of the population was wiped out by a new threat, sentient creatures called Locust that spewed out from underground and attacked across the planet. The onset became known as Emergence Day. COG evacuated survivors to Jacinto Plateau, where the hard rock would prevent the Locust from tunneling from beneath. Those humans who could not leave their homes or refused to do so became known as the Stranded. COG then employed a “scorched earth” tactic, turning the Hammer of Dawn against its own cities to deny the Locust any tactical advantages. COG ordered its troops, “Gears”, to continue to protect the Plateau while finding ways to end the Locust threat completely.
The first game occurs about fourteen years after Emergence Day; Marcus Fenix is a former Gear who was imprisoned for abandoning his post to protect his father Adam, a lead researcher in studying the Locust. Marcus is rescued from military prison by his closest friend, Dominic “Dom” Santiago, moments before the prison is consumed by Locust attacks. He soon re-enlists in the Gears because they lacked sufficient forces. Marcus leads a squad named Delta Team, including Dom, Augustus Cole, and Damon Baird, into discovering the source of the Locust. Using research left by his father, Delta Team ignites a Lightmass bomb at this source, destroying a large number of Locust. However, the Queen Locust, Myrrah, escapes, and vows revenge for the destruction.
The Games Multiplayer, one of the best for its time and still is, comes back in all of its glory. All of the games multiplayer maps and DLC are all in their forms, and none of the weapons spawn points or weapon choice have been changed. This means that if you, like me, are one that played the game on a nightly basis, you will feel right at home. I honestly had flashbacks to 2006.
In closing, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is a perfect game for everyone that has played the game back in 2006, to all newcomers to the franchise. It is your typical B rated Action Movie synopsis, with over muscular G.I’s with chainsaw guns, but its the mechanics, and fluidity that capture the magic. The games multiplayer is concrete, and will bring those competitive juices back to the forefront. This is the perfect game, for the value ($39.99) and its time now to create new memories with this beloved franchise!
We had a BLAST gaming with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on launch night and Wed. Night! To all of the fans that visited us in the lounge We appreciate it. Below you will find the links to our recorded Live streams from those nights in case you were not with us those nights. Be sure to subscribe to Kyles TWITCH channel at twitch.tv/kodxfactor for live updates when he broadcasts LIVE. The games will vary!
This is a big week for all gamers, especially with an Xbox One! Along with the release of Gears of War Ultimate, EA is also releasing Madden 2016! Tuesday we will be broadcasting mostly with Gears of War and a little with Madden 16′ but Wednesday we will be mostly Madden 16 with a little bit of Gears so be sure to tune in on Wednesday 8-26-15 for Madden. Times will be announced VIA Twitter, so be sure to follow us on Twitter @gamenightlounge