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Dragon Age: Inquisition has a Game of the Year edition and it's available now

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If you missed out on Dragon Age: Inquisition, now would be the best time to get into it as the Game of the Year edition has been released. The GOTY edition is available for Xbox One, PS4, PC and will cost $59.99.

Of course with the base game you also get the following...

  • All of the story and gameplay DLC including Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser.
  • All of the add-ons including specialized gear, legendary weapons, diverse mounts, Spoils of the Avvar, Spoils of the Quinar and the Deluxe Edition upgrades. 

For someone like me and probably others that have gigantic backlogs that they are working through, and in my case Persona 4 came along and derailed my plans to work on my backlog, GOTY editions are a great way to get into games long after they come out. This is pretty much how I originally got into Borderlands and as I purchased the GOTY edition when it came out. Although like I mentioned above I do have a backlog problem and I do admit that some of those GOTY editions are part of my backlog. 

30 Days of Rocksmith: Day 13 -- Finding My Religion

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[I'm learning to play the guitar by committing to 30 Days of Rocksmith. Here's how I got started.]

This is an unexpected parallel. I’m going through Rocksmith, of course. But I’m also playing The Talos Principle. The only way I can describe The Talos Principle is by calling it existential mental fracturing. “Mind fracking,” if you Battlestar Galactica fans catch my drift. But, sci-fi euphemisms aside, The Talos Principle is a puzzle game with more-than-meets-the-eye going on under the hood. In the same way--but quite different--that Portal was a head trip.

So, The Talos Principle goes deep into questions of existence, and consciousness, and faith, and immortality, and, and…

And in Rocksmith, I scroll down further than I usually do in the Learn a Song section. I run across “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M. Absolutely a favorite of mine. A song that broke new ground in my wobbly spiritual search as a teenager. I haven’t been listening to it on a continuous loop or anything, but I’ve been listening to that song for nearly 25 years now. I still can’t tell you what all of its lyrics mean.

But when you pair a song that opens with, “Oh, life is bigger // It’s bigger than you // And you are not me,” it’s hard not to see that R.E.M. is probing some of the same Big Huge Questions that The Talos Principle proposes on a leafy bed of gates and switches.

Just like “Losing My Religion,” The Talos Principle has a lot going on between the lines. Maybe too much. There’s an iceberg to uncover beneath both. I don’t have any answers. Not for either of them. But I’m learning to play “Losing My Religion,” and it’s awesome. As it turns out, if you learn to strum a guitar to a song whose lyrics you’ve had memorized since the early 1990s, then it’s easier to sing and play guitar simultaneously.

Being able to sing and play at the same time is the Holy Grail for me. If all I wanted were the notes, then I could’ve picked up my saxophone from grade school and high school and simply got back on that bike. But you can’t sing and play a sax at the same time. It’s a woodwind instrument. It requires your breath to play it, not to mention both hands, so you’re not singin’ and a’ playin’ nothin’ at the same time.

“I’m proud of you,” my wife told me. This was after I plunked out a few low-level highways of notes on the guitar while singing along to “Losing My Religion.” She says that, one, because I have a fragile ego and need constant positive reinforcement while learning guitar. And, two, because she can sing and play the piano at the same time, so she’s finally seeing me get on her level when it comes to musicianship. Let’s not get cocky, though. I have a long way to go.

But, yes, while I’m on that path, The Talos Principle and R.E.M. are giving me plenty to think about, in tandem. As I watch Talos’s main character verbally spar with other A.I. characters regarding the nature of existence (and so on and so forth), I’m bouncing back to Rocksmith whenever a puzzle gets the best of me and I need a breather. Then I’m bouncing back to Talos when a guitar riff gets the best of me and I need a breather. I’m breathing in and breathing out a lot of questions on both sides of things.

[Stay tuned for more 30 Days of Rocksmith: previous.]

Behind the scenes of Far Cry Primal

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Ubisoft's stone age take in Far Cry Primal is apparently shaking up the series quite a bit. In this dev diary the team explains how this shift to the mesolithic, roughly 12,000 years ago, completely strips the series of staples like firearms and vehicles. The main character is an early modern human named Oros, who arrives essentially naked into a freshly thawed and fertile land right after the last ice age.

To their credit the Far Cry team has done a lot of research on our ancestors and how they survived during this brutal period, but naturally they've had to make some suppositions. Not much is known about the language and culture of these early peoples so I'm interested to see how the team extrapolates on what we do know. Also there's no word on how they will implement a Far Cry trademark ka-raaaazy villain like Vaas or Pagan Min into this stone age game. Maybe it will be the Great Gazoo? 

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Ubisoft goes stone age with Far Cry Primal

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Apparently those rumors of an arctic Far Cry were premature, as Ubisoft's next big entry in the series is Far Cry Primal. According to this launch trailer the game will take place in early modern human history during the last ice age. As you can imagine that involves a lot of woolly mammoth hunting and surprise saber tooth tiger attacks. The stinger at the end also implies skirmishes with rival human communities, which makes sense as humans have been killing each other since before...well, we were technically humans. Remember that scene at the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the australopiths?

Aside from how Ubisoft will implement the climb-a-tower-to-reveal-the-map mechanic they put in all of their games, Far Cry Primal raises some other questions. I have to wonder, does Patrice Desilets' game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey have anything to do with Far Cry going all Flintstones on us? I guess after unceremoniously firing the Assassin's Creed creator, twice, Ubisoft won't let him have his caveman game without a flint-knapped handaxe fight.

Far Cry Primal arrives February 23rd, 2016.

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30 Days of Rocksmith: Day 12 — Working on My Speedrun

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[I'm learning to play the guitar by committing to 30 Days of Rocksmith. Here's how I got started.]

My time was precious today. So, against my better judgment, I went straight into Learn a Song. No warmups. No revisiting old lessons. No plunking around in the Guitarcade. I wouldn’t have even tuned up my guitar if Rocksmith didn’t require it before I did anything.

So I visited an old flame: La Sera’s “Love That’s Gone.” Good old alternative indie rock. Rocksmith recommended that I practice a certain string of notes before digging back in, so I made that singular concession. My wife had just hopped into the shower, so I had a few minutes to play a certain riff over and over without being self-conscious of her being in the living room with me.

So I took my 40 percent mastery of the song and went into the riff repeater. Rocksmith hacks off a stretch of the song and takes the speed down a couple notches. It sounds like a “chopped and screwed” rap tape, with the snare drums snaking out into a trebled echo, and the notes coming down the highway at well under the speed limit. About half speed.

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Get ready to shoot down giant space creatures in Blacksea Odyssey

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Mastertronic has recently released a trailer for their upcoming space shooter Blacksea Odyssey.  In a vast chasm between space and time, a tournament takes place every decade to determine who's the greatest huntsman in the universe.  How is this accomplished?  Apparently by taking down giant space creatures. I mean when the trailer shows an old man harpooning giant space creatures and ripping out their teeth, it's really hard to follow that up.  That said, I'll just let the trailer do the talking. 

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Apparently, Ubisoft is announcing something very soon

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Well, this is interesting.

Ubisoft's Youtube Channel is currently live streaming, but it's nothing but a background of what looks like some prehistoric cave drawings and some strange voices and growling in the background. The channel has been streaming live for over 3 hours now and there are over 10,000 people watching. So what's it gonna be? My guess would be either Far Cry 5 or next years Assassins Creed. Or they could surprise us all and it could be something brand new. 

Either way, I assume if they are going live, that means the announcement will come soon enough. 

Now Loading for 10/05/2015

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October is here and I hope that everyone is ready to rock! The music and rhythm genre is making a big comeback this year after taking a few years off and it all starts with this week’s release of Rock Band 4. Nearly all of your old instruments and all of your DLC from the previous games are compatible, so fans of the series should be up and rocking in not time. If music isn’t your thing, you could always relive the days of the original Transformers cartoon with Platinum’s new action game set during Generation 1 of the classic series.

This week’s options:

  • Caffeine for PC
  • Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash for 3DS
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax for PS3 and Vita
  • Devils & Demons for PC
  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance for PS4
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition for PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Elite Dangerous for Xbox One
  • Farming Simulator 16 for Vita\
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut for PC 
  • Inventioneers for PC
  • Kaiju Panicfor for PC
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes for PC
  • March of Industry: Very Capitalist Factory Simulator for PC
  • Masochisia for PC
  • Normality for PC
  • Novus Inceptio for PC
  • Nub’s Adventure for PC
  • Onigiri for PS4
  • Ookibloks for PC
  • Pool Nation FX for PC
  • Read Only Memories for PC
  • Ride for PS3 and PS4
  • Rock Band 4 for PS4 and Xbox One
  • Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul for PS3 and PS4
  • Sayonara UmiharaKawase for PC 
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth- Rising Tide Expansion for PC
  • Sky Arena for PC
  • SKYHILL for PC
  • Star Wars Battlefront Beta for PC, Xbox One and PS4
  • Sublevel Zero for PC
  • Super Meat Boy for PS4 and Vita (Cross Buy enabled)
  • This Book is a Dungeon for PC
  • Transformers Devastation for 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC
  • Trap Them: Sniper Edition for PC
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for PS4
  • Vortex: The Getaway for PC
  • WRC 5 FIA World Rally Championship for PC

Weekend News Roundup - 10/04/2015

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Rock Band release date broken in UK?

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So I was winding down a very busy day today of numerous errands that in the end took me to the Costco in Croydon, south of London. Over my shoulder I noticed a stack of Rock Band 4 Band-In-a-Box bundles for sale for I think £149.99, might have been £139.99. I thought to myself, "Huh, I didn't realize Rock Band 4 had even been released yet." It's been a pretty busy week for me so it's not unheard of that I would have missed it. But it kinda gnawed at me and when I got home I checked the release date and lo and behold, it doesn't come out until Tuesday, October 6th. I really regret not snapping a photo at the time but there you have it. Want Rock Band 4 a few days early? Have a Costco membership? Head over to Croydon and treat yo'self. 

I am sure this is an honest mistake by the fine staff there at Costco and it may very well be corrected before Tuesday, but I can deliver a first hand account that Rock Band is on sale right now at the Croydon Costco. 

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