21/05/2015

Destiny - House of Wolves

The House of Wolves expansion has been released, it comes with story missions, a new strike, Prison of Elders new game mode, Trials of Osiris PvP event, lots of new currencies, weapons & armour.

In short I love it.

It uses some of the old locations but opens up new areas to explore & fight the fallen. New social space in the reef with new characters giving bounties & loot.

I've completed the main story & new strike mission. Upgraded my Suros, IceBreaker, Truth & Chest Armour to the max level & purchased a new legendary auto rifle in Pest Control Matrix.

I also have a treasure key waiting to open the loot found from completing the Prison of Elders.
Next time with Hakk & Gus.

18/05/2015

Peggle Blast - Shooting Pegs again

I've been looking for something to play on the iPhone since completing Motorsport Manager & Xevious suggested Peggle Blast.

It's a free download with in-app purchases but I've not hit any paywalls yet. Some of the levels are tough & you will need a few attempts to get pass let alone three stars.

The screenshot to the left shows an amazing score I got on level 51, currently I'm on level 58 after being stuck on level 57 for quite a few days.

There is a health timer which controls how many times you can try a level but that does not bother me much I usually only get enough time for one attempt on a level.

Best of all is 'Ode to Joy' when completing a level.
Also thanks to Nick for the new logo on the blog.

07/05/2015

UGVM Disc Drivin Season 5

I've sent out tweets & posted on UGVM to the players in season 4 to confirm participation.

http://www.gospvg.com/2013/05/ugvm-disc-drivin-season-4.html

There are 4 leagues (Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze) with the winning player getting promoted & the worst getting demoted to a lower league.

Points are awarded from 4 or 3 (if a 3 player league) for 1st downwards to 1 point for last.


The 4 chosen tracks are Jump Cut, Roundabout, Two Cool & Canyon Flip.

Changes from last season to make it easier to start the leagues, the first player in the league will start all the tracks & invite the other players in league order below.

Deadline for leagues to finish is 29th May (3 weeks), I will check with the league starter once a week to ensure the races are progressing, any player not playing their turn for a number of days will be given a kick & if no response will be excluded from the tournament.


Platinum League
lufferov (2)
gospvg (4)
Jochta (3)
Becs (1)

Results - Two Cool (gospvg, jochta, lufferov & becs)

Gold League
Carldjcross
HaggisHunter
Hakk
Xexyzx


Silver League
SomethingWitty
thermalsatsuma
GusTavToo

Bronze League
Sessile
monstermohsin
asktoby

30/04/2015

Destiny - Glimmer Farming

Made a quick video about Glimmer farming on Mars Exclusion Zone.


Motorsport Manager - Completed

I won the last championship 'World Spec Series' on the first time of asking, it was a lot tougher but I managed to get a few 1,2 finishes to rack up quite a few points for the team.

Motorsport Manager completed.

What to play next?

29/04/2015

Motorsport Manager - Introducing Reina Gorham

So my investment in the young driver program paid off with Reina Gorham. A driver with 3 x 99 stats !!

I've quickly signed her up on a 24 month contract & she went on to win the remaing three races of the season which meant I won the World Grand Prix championship with 531 points.

I have now fully upgraded the Aerodynamics,
Design & Manufacturing facilities to tackle the World Spec championship. I'm off to a good start by winning the first race.

I've played lots of football management games on iOS but it's good to finally enjoy a well made motorsport management game.



24/04/2015

Destiny - The Quest for the Runed Core

Thanks to the recent raid completion this has reignited my interest in Destiny & I've taken a little break from Assassin's Creed Unity. Thus began the quest for the Ruined Runed Core, I'm ignoring the incorrect spelling in the game.

To upgrade the Murmur fusion rifle you need to have a level 3 rank with Eris in the Tower and then she will trade you a runed core for 5 Black Wax idols.

I've been logging the past few days to complete her various daily bounties to get me ever closer, currently I'm rank 2 with 940/2000 rep point before I upgrade to rank 3.

Depending on the bounties I can get usually 300 or 400 points per day, some of these are very easy to complete by usually just repeating a particular mission like the first Crota mission to defeat a Knight or the first mission on the moon when the doors open & "You've woken the Hive".

With the new House of  Wolves expansion due for release next month, I think I will be playing Destiny for a little while longer yet.

23/04/2015

Motorsport Manager - International Racing Championship & Continental Super Cup

Managed to win both the the Tier 2 championships in the past few days & moved up to Tier 1 for the World Grand Prix Championships. It's going to take me a long while before I have a competitive enough car to challenge anywhere near the top.

Luckily I have quite a bit of cash so have invested in fully upgrading my young drivers training program to hopefully develop a race winning driver.




22/04/2015

Destiny - Crota Raid

Thanks to Soi's tuition we (Hakk, Gus & I) finally completed the Crota Raid yesterday. 



19/04/2015

iOS Roundup - Carcassonne Mega Expansion Game

Luffers started a new game on Carcassonne a couple of weeks ago with all the current expansions enabled which resulted in 262 tiles to play !!

I just managed to win with a high score of 644 points !!





I started to get bored with Pocket Mine 2 so deleted. Words on Tour annoyingly has become very difficult to get three star levels & the game is spamming with in-app purchases now. I've made it to San Francisco before deciding it is time to call it quit. Shame Zynga went for the in-app purchase route I would have been happy to pay up front to play the game.

Still enjoying Motorsport Manager currently on Tier 2 trying to win the International Racing Championship.

14/04/2015

Mario Party 10 - Bowser Time

Sunday afternoon was family gaming, so time to dust off the WiiU & play Mario Party 10.

Mario Party 10 makes a change from the previous games in that the players work as a team instead of individuals to reach the  goal.

I've enjoyed playing the Bowser Mode where I was Bowser using the gamepad to chase down the other players via mini-games I tried to destroy hearts they own to eliminate them from the game & reaching the end goal.

We tried out the three maps which is a bit limited considering I remember previous games having 6+ maps but overall It's another good family Nintendo release.


13/04/2015

New Game - Assassin's Creed Unity



I tried Metro Redux but I just could not get into it, not sure why but I was not enjoying it. So I went with Assassin's Creed Unity instead, Paris looks lovely & thankfully the game has been patched a million times so I've had no issues playing.

Yes it's more of the same but I'm enjoying it so far running around Paris rooftops. This time round you play as Arno, so far he has experienced his father dying, being adopted by a Grand Master (Templar) who is also murdered with Arno being accused & thrown into Jail.

Yes it is the same old formula with the map fully loaded with icons etc but it's enjoyable pleasure getting the various viewpoints, taking part in a crowd event & lock-picking the odd chest or door. It's a formula that Ubisoft have used for quite a few years in many games but the story is what changes, this is what keeps me interested & coming back to the AC Series.

I've played quite a bit of the game now onto Sequence 4, the story moves along at a swift pace but I've taken time out to focus on the Cafe Theatre side missions & upgrade my various weapons & armour.

CounterSpy - Completed

Completed CounterSpy over the weekend, great little indie game. It does get tougher towards the end with stronger enemies & an increase in the numbers. I then tried Never Alone but just did not enjoy the gameplay mechanics, it looks lovely but is more a documentary first & game second. I've still got a few more indie games to enjoy but for now it's Assassin's Creed Unity.