Category Archives: Video Games

Awesomesauce | Grand Theft Arthur (VIDEO)

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of #throwbackthursday nostalgia and modern video game pop culture, then look no further than “Grand Theft Arthur.”

Us gamers aren’t stranger to the crazy mods that PC players have created for Grand Theft Auto 5. I’ve seen some mind-blowing PC mods that make me wish I had skills to create hacks like that, but at least I can enjoy the genius of YouTube user Merfish (known for his GTA mods).

Merfish has recreated the opening for the classic kids show Arthur with in-game footage of Franklin and his squad in GTA5. The result? A hilarious reminder of how easy it is to take our innocent childhood shows and fuck them up in a heavy dosage of #awesomesauce…which you can’t help but to love every devilish moment.

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Awesomesauce | My Favorite #E32015 Trailers

I know I know, I’m super “late” when it comes to posting this, especially in the realm of social media. But hey, give a girl a break. I’ve got a busy life, a demanding career, a relationship, bills, and an adorable stubborn cat(her name is Tibby).

But somehow, in the mist of everything I’ve been dealing with, I managed to watch the live streams of #E32015 and walk away incredibly impressed by the forthcoming titles this holiday season.

If you’re like me and declare yourself an avid gamer (I’m on #teamxbox), then you already have immersed yourself in the #E3 coverage of the most anticipated games: Fallout 4, Halo 5: Guardians, Mass Effect 4, Need for Speed, and (for some) Gears of War. 

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Being the sci-fi enthusiast that I am, I’m insanely stoked about Mass Effect: Andromeda.I’ve been a huge fan of that IP (cool kid slang for “intellectual property”) since its inception. And seeing how the events unfolded in the last game, I’ve been craving to see what BioWare will amaze us with next.

If you saw the announcement trailer, then you too were beyond amazed. But if you missed the heavy dosage of awesomesauce, then experience the greatness right here:

Fallout 4

If any game were to encourage my boyfriend to get another geeky gamer tattoo (along side his badass Skyrim wrist tatt), then Fallout 4 would be the game.

Sidenote: yes, my boyfriend has a Skyrim tattoo and it’s quite the conversation starter wherever we go. Fellow geeks always comment on it, and it helped us get through several TSA checkpoints when we travelled to St. Thomas.

Anyways, before I digress any further, let’s get into Fallout 4.Wow, did you see how amazing the gameplay looks? If the trailer reveal two weeks ago wasn’t enough to amaze you, then the #E3 coverage will knock your socks off! This time around, we’ve got better graphics, enhanced weaponry, an intuitive “homestead” building feature, and more nuclear wasteland awesomesauce.

Check it out:

Can’t get enough? Then here’s the 30 minute showcase.

Halo 5: Guardians

To be honest, I never played much of the story for Halo. When I first switched from Sony to Microsoft, I got sucked into playing Gears of War and following the story (can’t help but to love Dom).

However, this next game in the Halo franchise looks incredible! It will certainly satisfy my need for a FPS (I’m over COD). But once Xbox One gets backwards compatibility, I”ll have to revisit some of the earlier games to learn more about Master Chief and the Halo  universe.

We’ve All Got a Need For Speed

Forza 6 might be the most beautiful racing game coming out this Fall, but Need For Speed is where my love for going fast begins.

I remember when my mom used to make trips to Blockbuster to rent video games for me, and she’d always bring back new games. I always played the typical shooting and adventure games, but she introduced me to racing by encouraging me to play Need for Speed. I never knew I wanted to go fast until I got my hands on that game, which is probably why I secretly dream of having the skills to be a badass driver at 120 MPH.

For now I’ll stick to driving the speed-limit (5-15 miles above), and I’ll let video games continue to fulfill my racing dreams…and after seeing the gameplay footage of the new NFS, I’m falling back in love with the idea of going fast.

#TeamXbox

There are so many great games coming out this Holiday season, and I’m enthused that backwards compatibility will allow me to play some of my oldschool Xbox favorites.

If you happen to be on Xbox, feel free to add me @thinksoul25.

What games are you looking forward to the most? Comment and share your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

#gamergirl | Games I’m Stoked To Play (E3 Trailers)

I’ve been gaming ever since I was little, and amongst all my buddies and my boyfriend, I’m recognized as an awesome #gamergirl. :) I friggin love video games!  And every year I look forward to seeing what new tech and games are unveiled at E3.

Right now, I’m still playing PS3 and Call of Duty in my spare time, but in the next week or two, I’m going to upgrade to the next gen: I’m buying an Xbox One.

I’ll eventually get a PS4, but right now I’ve got my eyesight on the Xbox One. Why? Well, because there are several exclusives that I’m looking forward to, especially Sunset Overdrive.

I could go on and on about the games I’m stoked to play, but the only way to truly experience the excitement is to actually watch the trailers from E3. So, without further adieu, I give you awesomeness:

Far Cry 4

Sunset Overdrive

Mass Effect 4

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Ori & The Blind Forest

Rainbow Six Siege

Assassin’s Creed Unity

Mortal Kombat X

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Forza Horizon 2

The Witcher 3

The Sims 4: Create The Sim Of Your Dreams (Video)

There are a lot of upcoming games I’m looking forward to. From Watchdogs to more details on the forthcoming Far Cry 4 to the next Mass Effect title, I’ve got my eye on a few titles, as well as upgrading to a gaming laptop and finally getting either a PS4 or Xbox One.

But one of my #nerdlife obsessions is without a question of doubt, The Sims. I’ve been simming it up since the first base game, as well as the expansion packs. With every generation of Sims, I’ve found myself loving the endless possibilities to create a variety of sims, but one thing that has always seemed as though it hadn’t reach full potential was the CAS (Create-A-Sim.)

Even with mods and skins I was able to tweak my sims, but they never felt totally adjustable. When it came to even creating my own sim, it was difficult because I wanted my sim to look like me: medium waist, big butt, thick legs, and 6feet of coolness. :) But, it seems very soon I might be able to finally create a sim that looks like me.

Say hello to The Sims 4 and the brand new Create-A-Sim.

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The new Sims game is supposed to hopefully come out this Summer/Fall, and the new CAS is way more powerful than it’s predecessors.

Unlike the few sliders in Sims 3, now you can select on any region you want and just push/pull to shape it the way you want. This allows for ultimate customization, resulting in sims that look more realistic in terms of body shapes, faces, and diversity.

When it comes to creating my Sims, I easily spent an hour last night creating my boyfriend, me, and the dog we hope to have one day. But now with the Sims 4, I could totally see us taking like 3 hours to create our family!

And if the CAS allows for this high-level of customization, I’m sure the Live Mode is going to have some great new features as well.  One thing we keep hearing about it having to “control your sims emotions” and not just their well-being (bathroom, hunger, sleep, etc.) So hopefully( very soon) we can get some more insights on what to expect!

Check out the new gameplay trailer below:

 

Awesomesauce | Grand Theft Auto V Mythbusters: Episode 1 [VIDEO]

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First off,  I must declare that Grand Theft Auto V is one of the best games ever! Okay, GTA:San Andreas is still the best, but GTA V comes pretty darn close! I’m obsessed with it and you should be too!

I’m especially stoked for the online play to go live. Man, I can’t wait! If you’re #TeamPS3 then you should add me and we should crew up. My PSN: funk25

Okay, so now that I got those important notes out the way, let’s get down to business. Defend The House, a channel on YouTube, decided to play mythbusters Grand Theft Auto style. Basically, we all know how crazy the game is and the madness of the open-world allows you to do almost anything and everything…but can you really do everything?

Some of the myths:

You can’t knife a shark.

You can tow police cars while they are pursuing you.

You can hide from cops in the bushes.

You can ignite a gas trail with the backfire of a car.

These are just a few of the myths, and in this video below, Defend The House confirms (and busts) the myths and shows us just how crazy GTA really is!

Pure Comedy | Madden 25: Running Back Sons [Commercial]

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As a gamer, I’ve tried my hands at a little bit of everything. RPG, racing games, FPS (my favorite,) hack-n-slash, basketball, and yes, even Madden. Now I’m the first to admit that I’m horrible at Madden, but I’ll still give it my best shot. Now, I can give you a run for your money in Call of Duty, but if it’s Madden, I’m guaranteed to lose. And to many folks (guys) surprise, I actually enjoy watching football.

With the start of NFL season and release of Madden 25 right around the corner, the advertising madness has begun. And what better way to create frenzy around a game than shooting a hilarious commercial.

Just in case you’ve missed the pure comedy, then you really ought to check out this super-funny new commercial for the upcoming game, Madden 25. It’s feeds into that competitive spirit of Madden that you either love or hate.  Total beast mode.