If you want a bunch of clutter to arrive at your house monthly, this is the place to go
I had never heard of Loot Crate until one of my friends on Facebook posted about how he was doing it. I was intrigued since I had never heard of it so I took to the Googlez to see what it was all about. Loot Crate is geared towards nerds and gamers, and for a flat rate each month you receive a box that contains six-eight nerdy items that have an MSRP of about $30 (the items are static, in that every box contains the same items for everyone.) If you opt to pay by the month, it will cost you $13.37 plus $6.00 shipping, though buying into a three-month or six-month plan lowers the cost slightly. I felt that $20 for a bunch of random collectibles and non-collectibles is a bit high, but I found a promo code that lowered the price a bit and figured I would use it to give it a shot.
Loot Crate ships on the 20th of each month from their location in California via USPS Priority Mail. I figured it would take a few days to get down here to North Carolina, but surprisingly I received mine in the mail the very next day, on the 21st. My friend Steve also purchased one, and he received his in New York yesterday, on the 22nd. I was shocked to find the box was pretty small, especially for all the stuff that was crammed inside.
How could such a small thing contain so much geekyness
Below are images of the contents of February’s Loot Crate, which was a “Warriors” theme. I had never heard of Bravest Warriors, which is where some of the inspiration for the loot came from, and I didn’t really get some of the items were. If you want to avoid spoilers while waiting for yours to arrive in the mail, don’t read any further.
Sacred 3 is coming, and as a fan of the franchise, as well as co-op games in general, I am eagerly awaiting it’s arrival this Fall. I sunk close to two hundred hours into Sacred 2, and I hope Sacred 3 offers the same amount of replay value. There is no official release date yet, but Deep Silver did decide to offer up a little teaser trailer to somewhat introduce the playable characters. It looks like there will be five choices again, and it is reasonable to assume that each character will be extremely diverse from the others. Take a look at the video to see a Seraphin, teleporting mage and the other characters fight some baddies on a collapsing bridge while saving the damsel in distress:
I’m hoping to hear some more news about the game in the near future, especially since the devs were tight-lipped about it when I tried talking to them about it at PAX East 2013. Needless to say, if you’re looking for a new cooperative hack-and-slash dungeon crawler, clear your calendar to save time to go questing in Ancaria. I’ll definitely be updating the blog here as more news comes out for the game. Unfortunately, it appears that the game is only being developed for previous generation consoles, so don’t go trading in your PS3 or 360 just yet!
I’ve had a lot of animosity towards the Super Bowl in the past. I’ve often referred to it as the “Stuper Bowl” as I’m generally not a fan of the sport. I think football is highly overrated, especially when compared to what NHL players deal with through the course of a game, or even a season for that matter. I’ve never really watched the big game, and the one time I actually did while at college I instead opted to binge on Tecate, Captain Morgan and buffalo chicken pizza and spent the night puking in the kitchen sink and passed out on my futon. Shell and I often spent the night watching the Puppy Bowl and laughing at the football fans roaring with each touchdown.
Automatic fifteen yard penalty for ruffing
But I’ve had a change of heart this year, and I will watch the game. I’m basically caving in to the peer pressure. You see, down here in the South, it’s unfathomable to most people that you are not a football fan, and even worse if you don’t watch the Super Bowl. It’s like serving a frozen biscuit or eating Cream of Wheat for breakfast…it’s just something you don’t do down here. And I interact with over three hundred individuals on a daily basis, most of which will ask me how I felt about the outcome of the game. I made the mistake last year of trying to explain to everyone that I don’t follow football and didn’t watch the Super Bowl, and was met with a lot of weird looks. I just can’t go through that torment again this year. Thus I’m giving in and tuning my cable box to FOX.
What All-American guy WOULDN’T want to watch this kind of action on a weekly basis?!
Too bad they couldn’t find a better logo image
It’s no secret that I’m a supporter of Sasquatch, in that I know it’s out there somewhere. I’ve read books on the subject, watched plenty of documentaries and debated with people over the possibility of the existence of such a creature. I think it’s entirely plausible that such an animal could be running about in the woods; something with heightened senses that have allowed it to elude positive human confirmation all these years. I’m like Fox Mulder, and know that the truth is out there.
I Want To Believe…In Sasquatch
Trouble is, people who claim to be friends of Sasquatch do nothing but trudge his name in the dirt. There’s the guy who just last week claimed to have shot a Sasquatch and has been having the body tested by “professionals”…but this is the same guy who claimed to have a Sasquatch body several years ago, but turned out it was just a gorilla costume.
It’s either a dead Sasquatch or the guy’s old Geico Caveman Halloween costume
There’s also a heaping amount of horror movies and books that represent Sasquatch as a killer monster rather than a reclusive animal. Nowadays the big craze is “reality TV”, based on tracking down the gentle giant. The biggest perpetrators that slander Sasquatch’s good name are the folks behind Animal Planet’s TV show “Finding Bigfoot”, and they have found their way onto The Shit List.
These clowns are on Sasquatch’s personal shit list
This is commonplace in roguelites
Prior to last year, I had never heard of the term “roguelike”, or “roguelite” for that matter. It wasn’t until my friend Steve started telling me about this game he was getting addicted to called Spelunky. The way he described made it sound horrible; a game where you have one life and if you die it’s game over and you start at the beginning. Now I hate being frustrated with video games, and will often play certain ones on an easier difficulty just to create a more enjoyable experience for myself. Yet he kept talking about it, so I eventually downloaded the demo on my 360. I was hooked, and thus started my appreciation for roguelite games.
So what exactly are roguelike and roguelite games? The term originally comes from the game Rogue, which was a dungeon-crawling RPG available on really old-school computers, and was loosely based on the tabletop classic Dungeons & Dragons. It looks horrible, and there is no way I would ever attempt to play this.
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