HorsePLAY! Is On Stitcher Radio
Sun Feb 9, 2014 Posted By: Yogizilla
The HorsePLAY! podcast is now on Stitcher Radio. Super stoked about this.. I'd love to have some Nips join us on the podcast and then maybe start some new shows of our own. Check out what we've done thus far!
Stitcher is FREE to use. I prefer it over iHeartRadio and definitely over Crapple's iTunes (LOL). Support our show by signing up using our handy-dandy referral links. If you can figure out how, leave us a review too. =oP
New web site in the works at http://geekyantics.wordpress.com - this will be a network for peeps to syndicate their blog posts, podcasts, etc. It's gonna be da dopeness, y0! =oD
Armada Online Alpha Build Review & Longplay
Sat Jan 11, 2014 Posted By: Yogizilla
I spend over an hour playing the alpha build of Armada Online over on my YouTube channel. I loved this game on the Dreamcast and love it even more now. Mark Jordan, one of the driving forces behind AO, also shares with us the development behind the game on Horseplay Episode 5: Space, The Final FUN-Tier - coming soon to YouTube and our new web site!
Be sure to vote YES for the Armada Online Steam Greenlight project. Here's a game old-school ARC, Silent Death Online, and Infantry players should really appreciate. I feel Armada Online fills a great void in the space/sci-fi online game space. w00t!!
Horseplay LIVE (Archived Broadcast) On Twitch - RAW AND UNCUT!
*** Episode 5 - Space, The Final FUN-Tier ***
Christmas Eve Mini Rant & Quick Fixes For Gaming
Wed Dec 25, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
You know, I find it annoying that we live in a politically correct culture where everyone feels they have to walk on egg shells for those of us that are easily offended. Christmas is Christmas, not XMas. To everyone, I wish a Merry Christmas, regardless of your religion, creed, beliefs, race, whatever.
The spirit of this holiday should be about enjoying time with our loved ones. We should all find ourselves feeling more compassionate, generous, and/or grateful. Whether you love you some Jesus or not, we here in the Nipples Of Fate wish you a great season, not just today and tomorrow, but through the new year!
...And, if you are an uptight schmuck who has to make a stink about everything (much like the stupid "gay cake" lawsuit and Phil Robertson /Duck Dynasty debacle), well, I hope you find peace in your hearts. I hope you find the good will and tolerance that you feel entitled to yet do not yourself exercise. Let's put aside all ugliness and self-imposed barriers as 2014 approaches, folks!
I haven't had much time in the past week or so to do any gaming but you can find me guesting on a few podcasts, including one of my faves - Gaming History 101 with FREEEEEEEEEED RRRRRROJAAAASSSSS!
The one game I have been able to sneak in amidst the hustle-and-bustle of a hectic yet fun family life is Rogue Legacy. I don't find it as fun or balanced as Risk Of Rain but it is an awesome game. I also dig that it's a sort of homage to Ghouls N' Goblins, one of my all-time favorite games.
I'm finally making a dent in the game but I am stuck halfway and it seems the only way to really get further is to grind until I get enough gold to buy the proper upgrades. Here's a great game that takes the permadeath concept and creates a rogue-LITE game, where death is final but rewards are persistent. AWESOME!
Don't forget to visit my main blog for details on my upcoming sweepstakes. I'm giving away a copy of Risk Of Rain to a lucky fan on Twitch once we hit 100+ followers. That'll be a huge milestone and we're a third of the way there. Once I get there, I will have an official subscriber button and show up in more suggestions.
This also means I can monetize Twitch further, which is great since YouTube seems to be going to shit anyway. I have stuff there too...
MERRY CHRISTMAS - HO HO HO! =oD
NEW! Thursday Night Podcast And The Power Of Community
Tue Dec 3, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
It's official: late Thursday nights from 11pm to 1am EST we will be doing gaming podcasts, livestreams, and community events under the Horseplay (working title) banner.
The Horseplay Podcast and Horseplay Gaming Network will team up with NoF, Twitch and YouTube streamers, Steam communities, and hopefully AllGames.com to bring you fresh perspectives, nerd rage, and random banter. Our format will be unscripted with rotating guests/co-hosts. Segments will include:
* Obi On The Podi - ObioneX2 takes the podium to discuss whatever.
* The Dust Off - Milking the crap out of yesteryear's games.
* Strategery - Deckbuilding, tactics, RTS, and more.
* League of LeoTARDS - Everything LoL, including weekly League champion picks.
For us, the value of community is engagement, not reach, impressions, or volume. We want to form tightly-knit groups and involve our listeners and viewers. We want our social channels and content to be the gamer geek equivalent of Cheers, where everyone knows your name.
Community is a powerful and often misunderstood thing. I look at Marvel Puzzle Quest and see so many familiar faces.. Like Batt1e_Ange1, who is clearly cheating or has WAY too much time on her hands, and HipDudeGlasses, whose name always makes me giggle like a school girl. SolForge is a similar experience for me.. Shouts to JakeAlmighty, Aeris130, TheCable, etc. I love these small communities where people are so involved and engaged.. That is what makes lesser-known games and content thrive!
You can find me, Yogizilla, and co-host ObioneX2 on Twitch.. Google me. I am easy to stalk. Also, you may or may not find boobs on my new Tumblr.
Game on, Nips, geeks, and crazies! <3
Time Is Running Out.. Get Dat Red ISO-8!
Mon Dec 2, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
The Unstable Isotope event on Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is almost over.. In less than 11 hours from this post's time stamp, the event goes bye-bye.
Thus far, this has been my favorite event. It is really easy to stock up on red ISO-8 and unlock sweet tiered rewards. When I say the rewards are generous, I am not exagerrating. Hero Points and HEROIC covers await.
The key to this event is to have board clear and countdown tile manipulation. Bag-Man Spidey, Juggernaut, and Hawkeye (Classic) are particularly useful here. For extra damage, Captain America can show off his stars and stripes at +200% stats!
I wish this event was longer. I am barely in the Top 250 and the boss battles get insanely hard, especially with enemies over Level 80 (BOY do they hit hard)! If only I could beat the level 150ish Ragnarok...
Anyone have luck here?
Black Friday Sales Recovery & Unstable Isotope
Sat Nov 30, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
For those brave (or dumb enough) to brave the insane Black Friday crowds (hope you wore a helmet), nothing helps you recover better than some good 'ol R&R.. and what better way than with some lazy gaming? Fire Marvel Puzzle Quest on your favorite tablet or smart phone because this weekend the deals are abundant!
Screw Black Friday deals and the over-commercialization of Christmas.. Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is giving the goods out in a big way.. No catch. Just play the game you love and score big prizes.
Unstable Isotope and Hot Shot are two very satisfying events. The foremost provides a slew of rotating missions that refresh every 12 hours or so, from what I can tell.. The event is mission-based, mostly featuring countdown-focused battles and some big bosses.
This event has been the most satisfying yet. I am at 2000+ points and in the Top 100.. And it has not been a grind. Captain America gets a HUGE buff and toons like Bag-Man Spidey, Hawkeye (Classic), Juggernaut, Storm, and others are particularly useful for the board clear and tile manipulation. It's a great opportunity to try out new strategies and earn massive rewards.
So far, I have scored Hero Points, new covers, ISO-8, health packs galore, and much more. The goal is to collect as much Red ISO-8 as possible. Each mission offers one of three rewards. You can replay some but most are one-shot deals.
Don't miss out, guys!
Hot Shot is also pretty darn fun. It's your standard PvP event but the competition seems thinner than usual. With the right team, you'll plow through scores of enemies without popping a single health pack.. Or forwarding your clock. ;o)
In other news, if I have to watch the dumb Best Buy commercials one more time, I may just punch a midget.. Just because. Kittens will be spared.
Say hello on Steam and join the fun!
Mon Nov 25, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
It's time to rejoin your fellow Nips if you've been away for a while. Whether you're busy with work or certain games have sucked your life away (hopefully not WoW), come check in on Steam. See the games we've been playing and qualify for some gifts, too!
We've been hitting LoL hard once again. Other MOBAs we're looking to (re)visit are DotA 2, Smite, Guardians of Middle-Earth, and the soon-to-come Heroes of the Storm (formerly Blizzard DotA). We'll be doing some casual competive play. Look me up on North America. Previously using Alizher but now back as Yogizilla!
Not into MOBAs? No prob!
XBox LIVE is still on the blotter, especially since the weak next-gen games give us more reason to milk old titles. GTA V, Borderlands 2, Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 3, and other games will be on rotation.
As for Battlefield 4 and CoD Ghosts, we're looking mainly to play some bargain bin games (Steam and Humble Bundle Winter sales are gonna pwn) as well as dust off some oldie but goodies.
December will see a heavy focus on team-oriented and strategy games. With the new XCOM out and tons of TCGs, RTSs, MOBAs, and other goodies to play, it's the perfect time to work out your brain muscle.
Even better, Hearthstone goes open beta and FTL Advanced comes out. As expected, the next-gen consoles are the least of our interest right now.
What games would you like to see streamed and/or join us in?
Marvel Puzzle Quest Weekend Events: Avengers & Basics
Fri Nov 22, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
Today, on the launch of the XBox One, Marvel Puzzle Quest has started up two events for the weekend. Personally, I am more excited about these events than any supposedly next-gen gaming console talk. Here are the deets!
***Back To Basics***
Now, all the one-star toons you have can get a shot at greatness. Modern Storm, Modern Black Widow, Hawk Eye, Yelena Belova (pale little spider), and other starters all show their worth here. Expect lots of low level farm here as most focus their ISO-8 on heroics as they scale way better and are pretty cost efficient.
Avengers assemble! Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and countless others will rock your socks off in this event. Gotta love that every Marvel hero and their mama has been on the Avengers at some point.. Oh, Dark Avengers count too.. Hi Draken.
*** B-Team Podcast & AllGames.com ***
Shout out to Chip, Jeff, Fred, and everyone else over at AllGames.com/BTP playing Puzzle Quest. I know this game is sucking away our time and has many excited over it during all this gaming console crap. Maybe a future release will feature team battles or at least clans with leaderboards... and a defense gauntlets game mode, much like Castle Crushers or Holy Wars on the all but dead Rage of Bahamut.
LoL Season 4 / Patch 3.14 First Impressions - TRINKETS FTW!
Fri Nov 22, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
We talk for over an hour about Patch 3.14 and Season 4 on League of Legends. Trinkets really stand out as the biggest thing in this update. Overall, the theme is to push for strategy, teamwork, and selflessness. Everyone can and should ward.. Participate in the vision wars. NO EXCUSES.
Check out the full video over at my Twitch channel:
Highlight 1 with royalty-free music over at ObioneX2's place:
Gaming geek podcast coming soon!
Marvel PQ Speed Evil: Lightning Fast Tips For Evildoers
Wed Nov 20, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
Finally, lightning rounds are back after what feels like a full week of nothing. Speed Evil rounds make villains super strong. Right now, Loki, Magneto, and Ragnarok seem to be the best.
The 200 percent bonus applies to damage and HP so go for those if you got em. Ragnarok's red ability has a low cost and is devastating for direct damage and setting up green combos. Magneto is also a master at setting up combos, too.
I just pulled Raganrok from event tokens so expect to see Yogizilla in the Top 100.. Yup, that's me! Don't forget to visit us over at DuelPassOnline.com and Yomar.me for more Puzzle Quest and some next-gen banter.. Just because.