Tag Archives: Gaming

Twitch Viewing

Last Updated 12/31/15

Hey guys! I had an idea for a little blog that I wanted to put out today. I, like many others, sincerely enjoy heading over to Twitch and watching some of my favorite streamers take on games I like to see. So I thought I would do a little blog about some of my favorite streamers to watch. I will update this list as I continue watching, watch new or stop watching streamers. I will put a little blurb by each one that I list so there is a reason I like to watch them listed. They are in no particular order, yet. If you want to check them out just look for the name over on twitch.tv If you aren’t familiar, Twitch is a great place where you can be in a community of people watching people play games while interacting with their chats, it’s really fun. I would love to take up streaming on there at some point but sadly the internet available in my area simply won’t allow it. In any case, here is my list.

DanGheesling – A nice, clean stream that is safe to enjoy with your kids typically. He plays a lot of good games as well, currently mostly focused on Star Citizen. Probably my favorite streamer/YouTuber to date.

PlexiStan – Plays a lot of Kerbal Space Program, which is one of my favorite games to watch people play, and to play. He’s from France (I believe) but his stream is in English. Very talented player he is.

ej_sa – Another streamer that is very cool and relaxed and plays a lot of Kerbal Space Program. His ability to make Space Shuttles and other complex  builds is nothing short of amazing.

GiantWaffle – A very popular streamer and probably my go to streamer when I am in the mood to watch someone play Minecraft. Very talented and very detailed work this streamer provides in the game.


 

I have many other streamers that I follow but I will only keep the running list of the ones I watch the MOST and I will update this blog often to include or remove as needed.

Xbox One Games playing/beat

Last Updated 3/28/16

Okay so as a new little fun thing I am going to start listing what games I am playing currently on the Xbox One, what games I have already played and have beaten.  I used that term loosely as a lot of games, while they have been beaten they may still be on the playing list as well, basically that just means the main story line is beaten, but the game isn’t finished. If the game is finished (based on achievements) I will put a special note beside those, but I expect there to be very few of that category. This post will be updated regularly. This ONLY applies to Xbox One, not Xbox 360, PS3 or PC gaming. Xbox One is my newest system and easy to remember so I figured it was somewhat of a fresh start. So, here goes:


CURRENTLY PLAYING
GTA V
Fallout 4
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Kings Quest (Finished Episode 1)
ZHero
Madden NFL ’16 (Still playing online and another Franchise Season)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Currently playing multiplayer)
Lego Dimensions (Beat main story but still playing)
Far Cry Primal


GAMES I HAVE BEAT
Lego Dimensions (Loved It) [Beat 3/27/16]
The Walking Dead Season 1 (Loved It) [Beat 12/26/15] {Uninstalled}
Batman: Arkham Knight (Loved it) [Beat date unknown]
Madden NFL ’16 (Won the Superbowl with Panthers) [Beat 12/20/15]


PLAYED BUT STOPPED PLAYING WITHOUT BEATING
Zoo Tycoon (Leisurely play when bored maybe)
How To Survive: Storm Warning (Uninstalled, lost interest)
Metal Gear Solid V (Uninstalled, didn’t like)
Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag (May revisit)
Magic Duels (Uninstalled)


MADDEN ’16 ONLINE GAMES RECORD (Currently 1-3)
Game 1: Loss as Panthers 23-20 (12/31/15) vs Vikings
Game 2: Loss as Panthers 20-18 (12/23/15) vs Packers
Game 3: Win as Panthers 21-28 (2/12/16) vs Steelers
Game 4: Loss as Panthers 14-7 (2/12/16) vs Steelers

Ultimate Champions Online Game
Game 1: Loss as 49ers 42-0 (2/12/16) vs Seahawks


Fallout 4 — Early Thoughts

Needless to say, I was one of the millions that was so excited for the Fallout 4 release I was counting down the hours. I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon and it was delivered safely on release day. When I opened the package, before I even installed the game, I looked at the cool poster that came with it. I got it for the Xbox One so I also got a download of Fallout 3 for free, which I was very excited about. I haven’t played 3 yet so no spoilers! So yea, I thought I would take a minute, since I have several hours invested into it at this point, not too many but several.

First, let me say, I LOVE it. It’s a truly beautiful game. The graphics are amazing, the story line, so far, is phenomenal. I liked the character design element, I liked the intro to the world. So anyway, the game started and as soon as I got out of the vault I immediately started the exploring, which I am certain a large number of people did! I did that for a while, found some stuff then decided to progress the story. I did so and then got to the point where you can build stuff. As soon as I started messing with that I spent a lot of time playing around with that before I realized I should probably do some more quests and progress the story. I have done several quests and helped stabilize several places so far. I have, not once, got bored with the game while I was playing it. It stays fresh and exciting. I really just wanted to do a quick blog to express my thoughts thus far, before I got too far in.

Overall, amazing, that’s the best word to describe it. There are tons of videos on Youtube, twitch and other places you can watch some of the gameplay. Even if you don’t want to buy it and play it, it’s a fun game to watch someone else play!

—Other Notable Things I’m Excited About——————————
New Episode of The Walking Dead
The Man in the High Castle New Episodes
Working on a short fiction to submit to a publisher
Thanksgiving week = 3 days off the day job!