Sunday, August 21, 2016

Weekly Update e.1

Here he is! The great, the clever, the wonderful, the ever knowledgeable kc...DUCKLING! [crowd roars, applause soon follows]

Hey friends, its me, kcduckling, comin atcha for the first time from my new residence in Manhattan, Kansas. Yes, the kduckling is now a powercat, but thats not why you came here, is it?

This week has featured a lot of news on some awesome upcoming vidyagames, thanks mostly to Gamescom being held this week, but here's my top stories:

Battlefield 1 looks gooooooooood

Boy howdy, I was kinda hyped for Battlefield 1 before this week and now I can't help but completely fall in love with the game. Everything in the trailer was absolutely epic, from the Johnny Cash music inn the background to the mindblowingly awesome spectacle of buggies driving side-by-side with horses or the first person look of getting hit by a train, the trailer promised fans that the game would not disappoint and would be a refreshing new take on the FPS genre thanks to its World War I setting. Here's the trailer here if you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymwXbF1VTKU

Pokemon Sun and Moon continues to impress

Pokemon Sun and Moon have been steadily revealing new Pokemon leading up to their November release, and they have kept the habit going, revealing a badass new Fire/Dragon Pokemon and quite possibly the most brilliantly designed Pokemon I have seen in the past few generations: a Ghost/Ground sandcastle Pokemon. He's pictured below, but honestly the design team on Sun and Moon have been killing it thus far with my one exception being the disgustingly artificial Magearna, but no matter.


Thats all I really have for you this week, I'll definitely have more next week its just that this week was a little hectic from all the college move in and preparation and such. See you next Sunday. kcduckling out.

Monday, August 15, 2016

New Post Format

As today marks two months since my last post, I've once again continued my trend of forgetting I have a blog for months on end. Therefore, I have come up with a new post format that will help me post more regularly. Once a week, I'll post a little wrap up for the week. No news, strictly opinions, so it's easier for me to post on a tight schedule. Look forward to the first one of those fellas this next Sunday. I'll see you then. kcduckling, out.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Nintendo at E3

E3 is here and Nintendo has had two main games that they've been showing off and boy howdy they look great.

Pokemon Sun and Moon received a little time on the big screen, showing off a few new Pokemon and the new battle screen and a few other tidbits. It all looks good, the design of the new Pokemon is pretty good and the game itself looks great.

However, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as we are calling it now, looks PHENOMENAL. Open world and a massive one at that, Legend of Zelda has recorded so much video over the past few days, all of those videos are available on their website at e3.nintendo.com. Go check em out.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Mario Kart 8 DLC could be on the way

I've always been a bigger fan of Mario Kart 8 than of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, but this is the unpopular opinion in the broad scope of things, as Super Smash Bros. has received DLC after DLC after DLC while Mario Kart 8 had two quick bouts of extra content. However, Nintendo of Europe just tweeted something very interesting:

A rude tease or could there be more content on the way?

Friday, May 27, 2016

Halo 5 Updated Thoughts

When I did my games of the year, I held Halo 5: Guardians back at second place, but with the DLC plan that 343 has done over the past several months, Halo 5: Guardians stands as the most elite first person shooter on the market. Every month since launch, there has been an update, bringing new maps, weapons, REQ variants, and more, and all for free. This model has been extremely popular and I really believe that more companies should approach downloadable content through this method. Anyway, the point is that the newest update will have probably the most badass thing I've ever seen in a Halo game:
SWORD NEEDLER WARTHOG
LITERALLY A WARTHOG THAT SHOOTS NEEDLES OUT OF ITS TURRET

gg everything else, see ya

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pokemon Sun and Moon Impression

Praise the Lord! A brand new Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer just came out a few days ago and now we have a good look at the region, the legendary Pokemon, and the starter Pokemon. SO how does it all look?

The Region - looks great. Themed after Hawaii and named the Alola region, from what we've seen, the region hosts a volcano, plenty of sandy beaches and ocean, but also at least one large city. This opens the question, vehicles or not? No signs have been shown yet, but we'll just have to wait and see.

The Legendary Pokemon - also look pretty cool. My only qualm is that the Pokemon Sun legendary looks a lot like Pyroar if you swap some colors here and there, but this isn't that big of a deal. He still looks crazy badass. And the Pokemon Moon legendary looks phenomenal, like a big dream-catcher, almost.

The Starters - ah starter Pokemon. They're no Gen 1 starters, but they look pretty good. My favorite BY FAR is Rowlet, the grass and flying starter simply because he looks adorable but can also fuck you up thanks to his dual typing. Litten looks pretty good, and my least favorite is probably Popplio, but this is neither here nor there.

All in all, I am very excited for this next entry in the series, and I can't wait to get more information on it soon.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Three Things

I don't feel like posting separately, so Imma bundle these three thoughts together: COD Infinite Warfare, Overwatch Open Beta, Captain America: Civil War.

For starters, I know that I never talk about movies on this blog and for good reason, because I play way more video games than I do watch movies. But, Captain America: Civil War is easily the most exciting, action-packed Marvel movie I have ever seen. The movie as a whole is very well done, but the fight sequences are masterfully put together and everything looks great. The addition of Spiderman only brings more joy and wit to the battles, which is something that is always welcome. Seriously, go see this movie. You will not be disappointed.

OVERWATCH. I had to hear about Overwatch all week this week from my other friends who have played the game and some have even pre-ordered already, so I finally decided to check it out yesterday, and I have to admit, the game is fun. No, it's not the most original title but I had fun playing it, which is all that video games are about, man.

And, finally, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Infinitely stupid. I hate Call of Duty. The franchise is still in the future, and is now turning to space which is really too bad because there is another prominent first person shooter that already takes place in space. I can't remember the name though... oh yeah, FUCKING HALO jesus. Infinity Ward is a bunch of cheap bastards who can't think on their own and now all Call of Duty fans will have to wade through the slop that is Infinite Warfare if they wish to play Modern Warfare remastered.

Just to sum it all up: see Captain Ameria: Civil War, Overwatch is fun, but probably not buyable, Call of Duty is garbage and Infinite Warfare is basically Halo now.