The challenge was set that I should fly a fighter jet into the tunnel under the military base, and come out the other side. While I didn’t leave the tunnel in the same vehicle I entered it, and my actions earned me the highest bounty it can place on a player, I’m going to call this one a win.
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GTA Online continues to stride forward with long legs, and this clip comes from one of the many, many race tracks/modes. It’s a race in fighter jets, and to fully appreciate the video, you have to understand the context that we were all playing this mode for the first time, and under the impression that there was no option for “weapons on”, when in reality, there’s no option for them to be off.
Unsurprisingly, more GTAV, or GTAO, which has been referred to as “Generally Terrible Assholes Online”. Of course, even when playing with friends, things can go bad. Sometimes, you’ll arrive to pick a friend up in a chopper, and he’ll throw sticky bombs and blow you up, just, y’know, because. Perhaps like in the below clip, you see a friend swimming in the ocean, and fly over and try to pick him up by flying really low. Sadly, even though your chopper is literally dipping in the ocean, he can’t get in, so he gives up and swims away. Undeterred, you fly over and insist the he tries again. You push the limits of good sense by dropping the chopper even lower. Then you go entirely too low, and things go horribly wrong. The chopper’s spinning blades mix with the sea to briefly become the worlds biggest blender, and your friend gets torn to shreds in the moments just before the chopper blades are torn from the rotor. Not through any kind of mercy, the game has let you survive; to tread water in the sea to contemplate your hubris. RIP DoubleMantis.
Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to dominate my gaming time, as well many others. This clip is actually just a snippet of a longer session of flying under other bridges, ending in one horrific mishap.where the cockpit of the jet grazed along the bottom of another bridge which naturally triggered an explosion in the fuel tank.
We gather on this auspicious day to share our affection of Dinoshark.
Paul claimed that if we started the podcast without him and then introduced him like ‘that guy from the sitcom everyone cheers for’, we’d all sound like “MORONS”. Obviously that’s not really the reason we sound like morons, so we did it anyway (even though he was sitting on the couch with us all along).
The PS Vita TV has been announced, and it’s a tiny box that will sync with a Dual Shock 3 to play Vita games on your TV. No word on whether it’s going to be available outside of Japan though.
In the most surprising announcement, Japan won’t be seeing the PS4 until February 22, 2014. It’s surprising because Japan has traditionally been the home base of the Playstation brand in the past, but in terms of battleground regions, it might make sense to delay Japan in favour of ensuring stock for the rest of the world, where Xbox might be considered a threat.
A new PS Vita is coming, with a more compact form factor and a range of colours, and there’s no 3G version. Also, a 64GB memory card was announced. Both for Japan and international releases aren’t a part of the conversation yet.
There’s a new Guilty Gear game coming for PS3 and PS4 in 2014. There’s a 1 minute trailer available. It might be just the resolution of the video, but it looks strikingly similar to the other Guilty Gear games I’ve played (though that could be stated as a good thing) except for the weird 3D spinning camera shots.
I’ve got plenty of reasons to dismiss Lego Minifigures Online: It’s being developed by Funcom, not Traveller’s Tales, it’s coming to PC, iOS, and Android, there’s a fart gag in the trailer that’s astoundingly awkward, it can be played through a browser, and it’s probably going to be free to play from the sounds of things.
However, Lego Minifigures are pretty great, my girlfriend’s taken to securing as many complete series as are available, and I encourage this (and with a shelf occupied by Skylanders I’m not in a position to argue against toy collections). They’re all pretty great, but someof them… are terrific.
“The Saxophone Player is a Minifigure of few words. While others chatter away, he prefers to let his music do the talking for him. In the park, out on the street, or on stage at a nightclub, he picks up his saxophone and plays whatever thoughts and moods happen to be on his mind. The Saxophone Player does not seek fame or fortune. He doesn’t record albums, and he doesn’t take requests. But if you stand quietly and listen to him play for a while, you might just start to understand what he’s saying…and you might learn a thing or two, too.”