Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 7)

about X hours ago from
Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 7)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled NEXT, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Complete)

about X hours ago from
Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Complete)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled NEXT, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Complete)

about X hours ago from
Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Complete)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled NEXT, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.

You’re Playing It Wrong: The Wackiest Control Schemes On The Planet

about X hours ago from
You’re Playing It Wrong: The Wackiest Control Schemes On The Planet

Louis Hamilton laughed and gave his webcam a big, cheesy thumbs-up, feeling high off the thrill of victory. His success wasn’t unique; like many streamers before him, he had just beaten the challenging Lothric and Lorian bosses in Dark Souls III. But strangely enough, he wasn’t holding a PlayStation or Xbox controller. Instead, Hamilton’s thumbs-up was swaddled in a boxing glove with a Wii remote strapped to the side.

Hamilton, part of the Super Scrub Brothers Twitch channel, specializes in gaming with completely unorthodox input methods. Like a growing number of streamers, he loves playing games “wrong.”

The first mainstream success in this type of challenge came from Canadian streamer Bearzly. In August 2014, he started playing Dark Souls with a Guitar Hero controller. Several instrument peripherals later, he was awarded a Guinness World Record: most alternative control methods used to complete Dark Souls. The weird-controller subculture has only grown since then.

You’re Playing It Wrong: The Wackiest Control Schemes On The Planet

about X hours ago from
You’re Playing It Wrong: The Wackiest Control Schemes On The Planet

Louis Hamilton laughed and gave his webcam a big, cheesy thumbs-up, feeling high off the thrill of victory. His success wasn’t unique; like many streamers before him, he had just beaten the challenging Lothric and Lorian bosses in Dark Souls III. But strangely enough, he wasn’t holding a PlayStation or Xbox controller. Instead, Hamilton’s thumbs-up was swaddled in a boxing glove with a Wii remote strapped to the side.

Hamilton, part of the Super Scrub Brothers Twitch channel, specializes in gaming with completely unorthodox input methods. Like a growing number of streamers, he loves playing games “wrong.”

The first mainstream success in this type of challenge came from Canadian streamer Bearzly. In August 2014, he started playing Dark Souls with a Guitar Hero controller. Several instrument peripherals later, he was awarded a Guinness World Record: most alternative control methods used to complete Dark Souls. The weird-controller subculture has only grown since then.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 7)

about X hours ago from
Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 7)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled NEXT, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 6)

about X hours ago from
Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 6)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled Next, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.

Replay – Transformers: War For Cybertron

about X hours ago from
Replay – Transformers: War For Cybertron

In 2007, the success of the Transformers movie made rich people with money invest in nostalgic properties realize, "Oh. People really like these transforming robots, don't they?" The brand was suddenly incredibly valuable again and Activision decided to capitalize on it, but not with just a lame old movie tie-in video game (those came later).

Transformers: War for Cybertron occurs before the story most of us are familiar with, taking place on the Transformers' home planet, Cybertron, which is at war, if the game's subtitle didn't make that clear. Join Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, Ben Hanson, and me as we try to figure out where Transformers come from and Hanson tests the limits of his stomach.

For our review of Transformers: War for Cybertron, head here.

Replay – Transformers: War For Cybertron

about X hours ago from
Replay – Transformers: War For Cybertron

In 2007, the success of the Transformers movie made rich people with money to invest in nostalgic properties realize, "Oh. People really like these transforming robots, don't they?" The brand was suddenly incredibly valuable again and Activision decided to capitalize on it, but not with just a lame old movie tie-in video game (those came later).

Transformers: War for Cybertron occurs before the story most of us are familiar with, taking place on the Transformers' home planet, Cybertron, which is at war, if the game's subtitle didn't make that clear. Join Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, Ben Hanson, and me as we try to figure out where Transformers come from and Hanson tests the limits of his stomach.

For our review of Transformers: War for Cybertron, head here.

The Real-World Myths Behind Destiny 2’s Exotics

about X hours ago from
The Real-World Myths Behind Destiny 2’s Exotics

Be it the Goblins and Minotaurs of the Vex or the Phalanxes and Centurions of the Cabal, the Destiny universe is filled to the brim with references to history and mythology. With Bungie’s reveal of new exotic weapons and armor arriving in Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion, we thought it was time to run through some of the myths behind Destiny 2’s exotics, including two of these new additions.

Announced yesterday for Destiny 2: Forsaken, the Antaeus Wards are exotic titan boots that reflect projectiles while sliding and are perhaps Destiny 2’s coolest mythology tie-in. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, in Greek mythology, Antaeus was the son of Poseidon and Gaea (a.k.a. “Mother Earth”). Antaeus would challenge everyone he met to wrestling matches. He was virtually undefeatable because – get this – he was invincible as long as he was touching his mother, the Earth.

Bungie, you geniuses.