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Buckshot (Stay on Target) :: Defiance Patch 1.020

We just received a patch yesterday, and we are getting another tomorrow. Hey I’m not complaining, I am glad they are on top of things, by giving us new content and fixing the bugs. So here is the rundown of what we are getting tomorrow and what it being fixed. I’m really stoked that Freight Yard will be back, we can finally do those damn pursuits.

Patch 1.020 – Buckshot (Stay on Target)

GENERAL
● Along with numerous improvements and bug fixes, this update also includes new content that will tie in with recent and future events around the Defiance TV show. This content will be released alongside new episodes. In the interest of avoiding spoilers, we’ve omitted specifics, but it includes new missions, new goals, and a new open world game mode called Sieges!
● We’ve continued to optimize areas around the game world to improve performance.
● Even more updates to improve server performance.
● Continued to optimize voice chat options and functionality. You should hear less robo-voice, stuttering, warbling, and slurring.
● The PvP map, Freight Yard, is back!
● The Dam Defense Hotshot is available again.

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Defiance Lockbox Drop Rates & Daily Contract Resets

First and foremost, I want to warn people to avoid Tier 4 lock boxes on Defiance. They cost 8x and 3x more than Tier 2 and 3 boxes, respectively, and the drop rates for purple and orange items is only marginally greater.

This community project proves it:

http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?31475-Here-are-the-concrete-probabilities-for-each-Lockbox-tier

My experience has been that Tier 4 lockboxes are only promoted by tryhards who grind for keycodes 24/7 and got lucky with a few pulls. What ends up happening is these self-proclaimed gurus get a legendary drop on their first or one of their first pulls and then they wrongfully tell other players that Tier 4 is the “only” way to go.

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We’re a little late to the party but don’t forget to download your FREE gamer pic and avatar item today!

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XBox LIVE turned 10 years old officially on November 15th.  This is a pretty big deal so Microsoft has several awesome (and some random) games available for 50% OFF for two days.  That means tonight is it! Peggle, Castle Crashers, and other great games are up for grabs on the cheap now.

We’re disappointed that they’re no celebrating for longer but there is an opportunity to enter the sweepstakes/giveaway and possibly win one of the VERY limited edition XBox 360 console bundles.  We reckon they may be similar to the bundles we saw in Europe back in February 2012.

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For me, this is a positive social signal that Microsoft is not abandoning the XBox 360 just yet.  Really, I’m not ready to commit to new hardware unless it’s new upgrades…

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The Best Gangnam Style Parodies

PSY is everywhere!!

With the news that PSY has been signed by Justin Bieber’s manager, his performance at the VMAs and his recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, we may soon find ourselves overloaded on his over-the-top  “Gangnam Style.” So, let’s enjoy it while it lasts and celebrate our five favorite “Gangnam Style” parodies after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Nintendo’s Press Conference Recap at E3 2012

 

The show started off with some nice CG overlay of Pikmin poking around in the dressing room of  Mr. Miyamoto. It it felt very stiff but it came off seemingly cool. He did a bit in english about the possibilities of pikmin being all around us and there were cuts to more CG pikmin on people in the audience.  Myiamoto announces the obvious Pikmin 3 for the WiiU. Looks great, 4 player co-op, better control is demonstrated in a very RTS overhead view via the WiiPad.

After this Reggie (I swear him & Kristen Stewart have the same public speaking coach, he was very dull and bored the fuck outta me as usual) took the stage to got a bit more technical. Which while most of it was bleh and expected we have streaming video etc. He did announce one major thing. WiiU will support up to 2 pads now instead of the 1 previously announced last year. Guess the public outcry over the past year has made them rethink that decision for the better.

Next up New Super Mario Bros. U,  integrates a new type of social comment tagging within the game. Looks really neat at a glance. Seems to work well with an over world map interface but I could see it easily being integrated with tons of other games.

Following this we got a A LOT of 3rd party reveals starting with a revamped Batman Arkham City: Armored Edition. It was introduced by pre-recording by the actress who plays Harley Quinn  We moved from this into a huge montage of game clips. Some of the games shown were Mass Effect 3, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tank! Tank! Tank!, Trine 2: Directors Cut, Ninja Gaiden 3, and more.

Next up the new Wii Fit U game, looks like more of the same and integrates the WiiPad as well as some sort of new device that looked  a basic step counter.

3DS took to the stage briefly to introduce New Super Mario Bros 2 which has a major focus on ‘gold’ or coins, and the newest addition to the Paper Mario franchise, Sticker Star. Also unveiled was a preview of the long awaited sequel to Luigi’s Mansion  subtitled Dark Moon. They promised more tomorrow night with an hour long presentation dedicated to 3DS.

What can I say about Lego City: Undercover. But after taking some time think about it,   seems like Grand Theft Auto Lego style but a lot more family friendly, There will be both a WiiU and a 3DS version.

They closed the show with a presentation for their new multi franchise integration game, Nintendoland. I honestly am not sure the presentation did this game justice, while at the same time it doesn’t seem to be much more than a pack in game similar to Wii Sports or Wii Play. Basicly the idea is it brings together tons of Nintendo franchises in the form of a theme park that you can take you Mii through and participate in 12 different attractions. It comes off as a collection of games like in a Mario Party title a bit more in-depth. The presentation seemed to drag on for ever and when they did show it we only saw a small bit of it. They spent too long on how a Luigi’s mansion themed find the ghost game worked.  I really  hope they don’t try to charge for this and it’s included with the system.

I wasn’t too impressed with Nintendo this year, they had a few new releases, but not what the fans were hoping for. They were  mostly games we have played already with a few new features for the Wii U. So why was there no mention of the two Zelda titles being worked on right now? Well Skyward Sword was released only six months ago.

Nintendo hasn’t been known to churn out all-new experiences one after the other too often; aside from Majora’s Mask or the Oracle duo, Nintendo has always been the sort of company that focuses on quality over quantity, and it has served them well. Short of a new game utilizing the Skyward Sword engine or a Majora’s Mask remake, we may have a long-ways to go until the next big reveal.

Not too thrilled that they only gave 3DS a few short minutes. Though we may have gotten nothing from the Nintendo regarding Zelda, there is still the possibility of a reveal at their upcoming 3DS event. Besides, the last we saw of Zelda for the 3DS was the Ocarina of Time remake in 2011 and the Link’s Awakening eShop release; if Nintendo is on the verge of giving us more Zelda, it will likely be for the 3DS.

The bottom line is even tho I have a better understanding of Wii U I’ll just stick the 3DS.

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