Video: GTAV – When Stunts Go Wrong #01

This is the first of a series of videos I’m going to be doing for GTAV.

I’ll be putting up actual stunts that I have pulled off, as well as the funny screw-ups that happened while trying to do the stunts.

Until Next Time,


GameView: Warframe

“They were called Tenno. Warriors of blade and gun:¬†masters of the Warframe armor. Those that survived the old war were left drifting among the ruins. Now they are needed once more.”

Hello everyone!

Today I would like to give my first impressions of a cooperative free-to-play online sci-fi action game called Warframe.

You start the game out by making a selection from three different Tenno classes, or warframes, which ultimately affect your style of game-play. The first three include the balanced class Excalibur, the stealth/decoy class Loki, and the supportive energy manipulator Mag. It’s hard to describe the classes in a few words, because they all have some interesting abilities that could be compared to different classes. It’s a mixed bag. You get a quick tutorial that shows you how to use all the different weapons you start out with.¬† If you forget anything from the tutorial, don’t worry, because there is a menu that allows you to look through a selection of tutorials and learn everything about the game. I chose Loki, and started out with two different guns and a sword. My abilities allowed me to place a decoy of myself to distract enemies, as well as the ability to go invisible and take them by surprise.


The mission selection screen, which also hold all of the other menus for the game, is actually pretty awesome. All of the loading screens and selection screens seem to have 3D models and scenes, and they rotate so that you can see all the details. To select a mission, you choose a planet and a mission that you can handle at your level. You unlock them as you go, but you can re-visit the missions at any time to farm for items and xp. I started some of the first missions, and I must admit that the game is a bit confusing at first. The mini-map takes a bit of getting used to, and you have to figure out how the objectives work by just jumping in and trying them out. I really like the co-op idea for this game, and you will pretty much eat dirt if you try to go solo on most of the missions. The only thing I dislike about it is that during a mission you can totally lose track of your teammates and they will sometimes leave you behind and finish the mission themselves. So far this has happened multiple times. The idea is great, the actual co-op gameplay could be improved. The few things that I have liked about co-op so far is the ability to revive fallen allies, and that there are actually a few support groups that can drop buffs and heal (when your allies are actually around). I might be biased, but it wasn’t the most amazing first experience for a supposedly co-op game.



Now, taking a look at the actual gameplay and not factoring in the bumpy co-op faults, the game actually has a lot of really awesome content. You can customize and power up your weapons and waframe with countless different combinations. This is achieved by collecting and purchasing different mods, all of which can completely change your play style.  Enemies drop these mods throughout missions, and there is also a marketplace where you can buy specific ones from other players. You can also buy or collect new weapons and enhancements. You can play the game in whatever play style you want, and use a large amount of cool abilities. There is melee, magic, and guns. All of the weapons also level up as you use them. I like that the game can be played like a third person shooter (third and first person shooters are some of my favorite genres.)



I also want to bring up some stuff about the whole free-to-play thing. This game is indeed free to play, and you can earn and collect most items during missions, but there are some parts of the game that do require you to pay real money. Obviously there are some vanity items that cost real money, and this is common in most games, but I’m talking about pay to win shit. Boosters, crafting essentials, Sentinels, and much more can be purchased with real dollars, all of which allow a character to get ahead of any free-to-play characters. And if you want a unique looking character, you’re probably going to need to break out your credit card for that as well. This brings up another topic. You can kind of, sort of, customize your character. You can change the colors of your exo-armor, and weapons for free…. wait for it… that is if you don’t mind tapping a “random colors” button until you get a combination you like.


If you want to change your class and get a different looking Tenno, you don’t necessarily have to pay hard earned dollars for it. The game has something called the Foundry, which gives you the ability to craft a bunch of items, and even new Warframes, using blueprints. You can purchase the blueprints with in-game earned credits.


The last few things I would like to mention is that the game has some cool looking maps, and the combat and missions are really fun and fast-paced. They feel a bit repetitive and grindy, but knowing that you’re scoring some useful resources, achievements, and XP makes it worth-while. It seems that the game allows voice chat, but I haven’t heard one person use it yet. Voice chat seems crucial to completing these missions with your team and not suffering from complete chaos. There are some doors that can only be opened with two teammates, and some sections of the missions that just go smoother if everyone has a job and communicates where they are and what they are doing. I’m going to give the game a chance and see where it goes as the levels and player experience progress. It is definitely a lot of fun when you get a good group. Some of the best reviews came from players who had invested 900 – 2000 hours into the game. Don’t believe me, check out the game’s review page on Steam!

I suggest at least giving this game a try, and it does have a pretty decent amount of devoted players. Collecting, and grinding for more powerful stuff is pretty fun, and if you have some people to play with, I would suggest hooking up your headset and giving them an invite for the co-op stuff.

Until Next Time!


GameView: Ghost Recon Phantoms


Hello everyone!

Today I would like to mention a game that I recently started playing. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms. This is an online addition in the style of the original games.

My first impression was that the game has a very friendly User Interface. It is easy to navigate, and very modern and attractive. The interface reminded me of the old game Bullet Run, and some new games like Hawken and GunZ 2. The next thing I noticed was the shop. A lot of stuff has to be purchased with their secondary currency called Ghost Coins, but there is still a lot of gear that can be purchased with their in-game money. Most of the customization items don’t seem available unless you spend money. I haven’t gained enough levels yet to find out if you can earn them as rewards. There are also some items that seem to only last 30 game sessions, which means you must purchase them again if you want to continue using them. Most of the weapons and gear seem to be permanent, which is a huge plus. Who wants to earn all that money from matches, just to have to spend it on an item you had already purchased before?



I got my character decked out. I chose the Recon class, because I really enjoy using long-distance weapons and sniper rifles (Yeah, I’m that annoying bitch that headshots you from some obscure hiding place). I was able to buy an upgrade for my weapon and armor right off the bat. You start out with 12k of the in-game money. The main complaint I have about character customization, and this is a big one… YOU CAN ONLY BE MALE. There, I said it. This is one of the biggest pet peeves I have. Apparently no female can ever shoot a gun and hit anything. Sexism in games bugs the shit out of me. How are you supposed to connect with your character? Okay, that rant is done. Here is the second complaint I have… you can only buy head gear with purchased currency (Ghost Coins)! Okay, I know this isn’t Team Fortress 2, but who doesn’t like to have an awesome hat. It really adds personality to your character. Hats are life.


Moving past the character customization, we have the gameplay. I hit the Quick Play button, and allowed the game to begin searching for matches for me. There was a chat room where you could dink around while waiting for the match to start. After joining the match, you can re-choose your class before entering. Each class levels up separately. Upon joining the match, I was very impressed with the maps. They are laid out beautifully, and the art is amazing. It has a really awesome, futuristic atmosphere. The game is a Third Person Shooter. Most people are used to First Person when it comes to an online shooter. It didn’t take me long to get comfortable, though. What really impressed me is the ability to track the direction of your teammates (green lines from body to body, and blue lines on the ground tracking where teammates have recently passed through)! This was a really awesome and unique addition. The mini-map is also amazing, and gives you a 3D view of the layout.




The combat also felt really good to me. The guns handle mostly realistically, and there are many types of each gun that all have different effects on how you can play. My first gun had a really bad recoil, but great damage, while the second one was easy to aim, but had a slower firing rate. The most entertaining part of the gameplay for me is the ability to jump over objects, hide or crouch behind them, and lean your body from the cover to take shots. There are also some really cool abilities that you can get. There is a small drone that uses strong heat to affect enemies aim and view, and burn them over a short period of time. There is also radar and cloaking abilities for the sniper classes. The game has some really awesome map layouts, cool weapons and abilities, and also has the ability to voice communicate with your teammates.

So far I am liking the game, and will probably continue to play it. It still seems like it could use a few updates to affect the overall playability (hot female gunners please), and it seems to currently only have 3 large maps. The game modes for each level are all pretty similar, and each class character model looks exactly the same (no customization.. just clones). Because of the name this game uses, I have somewhat high hopes for it in the future. It is definitely still fun as it is, and I would highly encourage everyone to check it out! It is definitely worth taking a look at, and it plays wonderfully with little to no lag and no fps problems. Game on!





There is some really amusing… product placement?