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.
Marvel Puzzle Quest R42 Is Out: Review & Tips!
Tue Nov 19, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
Some of us have been really hooked on the Marvel flavor of PQ. It's a very satisfying free-to-play puzzle fighter type game.. And it keeps getting better!
R42 brings tons of visual updates and gameplay tweaks. Check out some of the deets over at http://duelpassonline.com and let us know what you would like more of.
I'm thinking we will be doing more tips, tricks, and character spotlights. As it currently stands, we estimate Marvel PQ: Dark Reign features over 25 characters.. And more to come!
Skullgirls Review & Gameplay - Free To Play Weekend!
Sat Nov 16, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
Skullgirls is a fighting game that will remind veterans of Dark Stalkers, Marvel Vs. Capcom, and, to a degree, Street Fighter II Turbo. It's a very satisfying game that caters to button mashers enough to keep you engaged but really rewards people that practice and do crazy combos.
Check out my review and gameplay video on YouTube and Twitch. I rage hard and almost throw my controller. The final (?) boss battle against Marie is ridiculous, y0.
Don't forget: Skullgirls is free to play until Sunday, November 17th. Come join me on Steam, Raptr, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.. Just add/follow me by my standard moniker, Yogizilla.
We'll be doing more League of Legends tonight. I'll be on LOL North America as Alizher. Come join me and new NoF recruits for some chat and shenanigans. =o]
Our GTA Online Crew For GTA V: NoF Social Club [NOFG]
Mon Oct 7, 2013 Posted By: Yogizilla
Rockstar is still fixing up their GTA Online system but our crew is finally up. Come join us and share the link on social media, including blogs and Twitter, with hashtags #socialclub #gtacrew #gtav and/or #chatterboxes -
GTA Online promises a persistent world where we can develop crew rivalries, level up, unlock custom emblems, perform dynamic jobs, and more. I have yet to get into an online match but I can't wait to jam with you guys and recruit some fresh blood.
I will be setting up community play dates for Twitch livestreams and YouTube video fun. Let's goof around together. After all, that is what GTA is for, no?
Stay tuned on our blogs, @NipplesOfFate on Twitter, and our Facebook group for more. Also, don't forget about our mailing list - email email@example.com and send us a message!
Stay connected, stay nipply, and plug in, Nips! =oD