In this episode of The Inept Gamer VP Quinn gets brought back in time to World War 1 in Battlefield 1. Come watch as he experiences the push out of a trench into enemy gunfire and artillery, crews the steel beast that is the Mark V tank, equips heavy armor and a machine gun with the Sentry kit and faces off against hordes of German soldiers equipped with bolt action rifles, stick grenades and flame throwers! Watch as Quinn flails around while trying to find the enemy who is shooting him (which is quite often no more than a few feet away) and rolls around shooting the ground as he doesn't find the flamethrower that is roasting him from behind. Come enjoy the barbecue!
The following is a High Level Games Special Report! This video has been put together by Rui, one of our columnists, for your viewing pleasure and covers the article "6 Reasons Why Lovecraft Is The Best At Gaming Horror." In it Rui covers one of his own articles about what makes Lovecraft horror really stand out above the rest for gaming. Click Here for the original article!
In this episode of The Inept Gamer VP Quinn revisits XCOM 2 to see if he can remember how to play it, and to try to not utterly fail all of humanity in the struggle against the Advent. Can he learn how to use the Avenger's systems to start to build the rebellion? Can he make it through a few more missions and still have enough living squad members to put into the field for the next mission yet? Come find out!
In this episode of "The Inept Gamer" VP Quinn gets to drive a tank! The game is War Thunder, and we put Quinn into the ground forces part of the game where you command a WWII tank against other players over the internet. The game is a bit simpler than Quinn's attempt at Mechwarrior Online as the tank only has one cannon and possibly a machine gun or two, but there are a lot more technical details to worry about in the game such as where is your (and their) armor the thickest and what types of ammo to use, as well as trying to stay angled towards the target. Target spotting can also be tough as Quinn finds out.
Come watch the adventure as Quinn gets shot and doesn't see where from, and constantly looks the wrong way in frustration as I shout out which way to look for where the enemies are. It helps to add to the chaos and shows some of the confusion that the actual tank crews could have felt!
Welcome to episode 7 of The Inept Gamer! In this episode VP Quinn tried his hand at a very different type of First Person Shooter; one in which you have to solve puzzles instead of shoot enemies.
The game is "Portal" and in it you have a gun that shoots two different colors of portals. One is orange and one is blue, and you can move between them in both directions. If you put a portal on the wall in front of you and one on the roof and walk forward you will move through the wall and come out of the roof. This game will twist your perception of reality, and you have to use these portals to get around obstacles and solve puzzles as you act as a lab rat in a maze for what you can only assume is some kind of crazy robot.
Come watch our very own lab rat try to figure out how things work, and see how long it takes until he breaks down in a fit of swearing! Perhaps if he can get far enough he will even be rewarded with his own piece of cake...
The following is a High Level Games Special Report! This video has been put together by Rui, one of our columnists, for your viewing pleasure and covers the article "6 Monsters Too Cute To Kill." In it Rui covers the article originally written by Angela about her favorite "cute" monsters in the monster manuals! Click Here for a link to the original article!
Welcome to The Inept Gamer Episode 6! In case you missed the live stream on twitch you can watch it now here in glorious 1080p! In this episode VP Quinn tries his hand at Borderlands 2. Come watch as he does heroic things like shoot the ground, kill himself with a grenade and scream while flailing with a sword and accidentally jumping over the enemy he is swinging at at the same time!
Borderlands 2 is a very high action arcade shooter that looks and feels like you are stuck in a comic book. Everything looks rather cell shaded and many of the weapons have very random qualities. Want a shotgun that shoots rockets? Or has a spread that looks like hearts? A gun or shield that has the AI of an angry murderbot that screams at you? How about a pistol that shoots hugely explosive rounds with horrible accuracy but a fast fire rate? WHY NOT?!? Add to that interesting and crazy characters with unique abilities and a huge dose of humour. In all seriousness, I have never laughed as hard playing any video game as I have at this one and after multiple play throughs it's still comedic gold.
Welcome to Episode 5 of the Inept Gamer. In this episode VP Quinn takes up the fight to retake Earth from the Advent in XCOM 2.
XCOM 2 is a turn based strategy game, and follows in a long line of games that are known for being brutally unforgiving. As it is turn based Quinn has time to think about his actions and to get used to the interface before he acts unlike some of the previous episodes, so the struggles are just in the difficulty of the game itself and not so much in trying to figure out how to play the game.
Tune in and watch as humanities chances of taking back Earth dwindle rapidly under their new commander!
This is the third episode in our "Leveling Up" podcast series, in which the hosts VP Quinn and our Blog Manager Josh discuss religion in gaming. In this episode they begin with how religion and gaming interact, as well as some history starting with the “Satanic Panic.” They then discuss how you can create and work with religion in a respectful way in your games without reducing it to a trope or just assuming that atheism is the natural order of things. Finally they talk about how to work with religious players in such a way that you are respectful of their beliefs while still allowing players to explore religion in the context of the gaming world.
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The following is a High Level Games Special Report! This video has been put together by Rui, one of our columnists, for your viewing pleasure and covers the article "Let It Go! 5 Ways To Decrease Your Work As A GM." In it Rui discusses ways to lessen the work load on a GM by getting the players to help in the creation of the game!
Click Here for a link to the original blog article!
The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.