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My First YouTube Tutorial

As someone with a passion around adult learning, I’ve always wanted to get some experience in using video within that realm.  There’s just been one problem – my lack of experience with video creation & editing.

So using my Destiny clan’s shift into online game streaming on Twitch as an impetus, I whipped together a little something to help the boys make their Twitch profile special.

What do you think?  Did it come across as professional?  I want your feedback!  All of your feedback!

Plugged In: “FTL: Faster Than Light”

FTL: Faster Than Light

Faster Than Light

If there ever was a rogue like that was both addicting, yet constantly threatening to have me throw my computer against the wall, it would be FTL: Faster Than Light from Subset Games.

You start off the game as the “captain” of the Kestrel – with other ships & options unlocked as you progress through the game – attempting to navigate your way through eight randomly generated systems, until you reach the “end-game” boss that you must beat three times. Sounds fun doesn’t it?

Throughout your space travels, you’re presented with choice after choice after choice, with some determining your fate right then and there. Heck, I can’t begin to remember all the times how me choosing to go in guns blazing has resulted in a wipe. And usually when my ship is geared out the wazoo and seriously OP.

That’s the other dynamic. You have to manage resources through your trip to ensure you have enough fuel to go from jump-to-jump, energy to power systems, scrap to purchase upgrades and crew to navigate, repair and repel. You could choose to go guns blazing or hide in the darkness – both routes can lead to success or failure.

Then you start over. Again and again. And again.

While I went the early route and picked up the game on Steam, I’d highly recommend this title for those of you who rock an iPad. The game shouts portable fun (and madness) and occurs to me to be better suited for your fingers anyway.

Have any of you given this one a whirl? I’d love to hear what you think.

Icebreaker Sold Out?

3,683 Guardians Didn’t Purchase Icebreaker

It would seriously be the end of days if that were remotely true.  Apparently my sense of humour isn’t shared by too many people considering how my post on Reddit is getting “downmoted” to oblivion.

GTA V Goes PS4 – Do I?

Before my PS3 bought the big one, most of my time was split between Battlefield 4 and Grand Theft Auto V. Unfortunately for me, only Battlefield was ready to go big time on the PS4 and I ended up shelving GTA V (and eventually sold it).

This is where my conundrum begins.

Normally I’d not be one to pick up a next-gen copy of a title that I’ve previously played. Call me cheap. Yet in this particular case, I was thoroughly enjoying GTA at the time and had yet to finish the storyline. On top of this, Rockstar has continued to evolve the title with a multitude of multiplayer components.

And then there’s the whole next-gen graphics comparison that has blown my socks off.

So what do I do? I know you’ll likely tell me that it’s my money to spend, but I’m in a tough place. The cheap part of me has told me to shove off. It’s says this ship sailed when my PS3 went to console heaven.

Yet the part of me that appreciates a solid title is telling me otherwise.

Are you picking up the next-gen GTA V? And if not, what has you withholding your hard-earned cash? I’d like to know.

Trevor, Michael and Franklin from GTA V

Courtesy of Rockstar Games

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