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1K Crew Episode 26: E3 Bonanza Part 2

1K Crew Episode 26: E3 Bonanza Part 2

Episode 2 of Vaderfan and Samifish’s E3 Coverage!

Topics:

Lollipop Chainsaw

Fez

Sony

Wonder Books

Playstation All Stars

Beyond: Two Souls

The Last of Us

God of War: Ascension

Far Cry 3

Nintendo

Miyamoto is actually Olimar

Pikmin 3

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

Mario U, Mario 2 DS, Paper Mario 2

Nintendo Land

Wii U

Lord of The Rings/Batman Legos

ZombiU

Others

Star Wars 1313

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Agni’s Philosophy

Metal Gear Rising: Revengence

Bellator MMA

Dishonored

Hawken

Castlevania games

Persona 4 Ultimate

Halo 4

Intro Music- Darren Korb -Bastion Soundtrack – The Pantheon (Ain’t Gonna Catch You)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s3b5OR2YhE

Samifish

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1K Crew Episode 11:-ish

1K Crew Episode 11:-ish

Finally had some time to knock out all the old ones. I’ll be posting new episodes from now on. Thanks

Samifish

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1K Crew Episode 10: 2/3rds United

1K Crew Episode 10: 2/3rds United

Short episode, you’ll understand once you listen to the cast.

As for the link dump it’ll happen tomorrow. I had a problem with editing and was late on putting it up, so I’m tired. Plus school is starting up for the editor so I can’t stay way up.

Like I said, edits and all will happen tomorrow thanks for the patience. Remember to “Like” on Facebook, “Follow” on Twitter, “Email” on our… email, and 5-Star here and/or on iTunes.

Thanks for the support!

The Skype Link Dump

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/394882_10151186567390092_438375240091_22653087_2146215722_n.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0vmdU5q908&feature=related

If you wanna contact us, look below to “Contact Us” Page for all possible ways.

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1K Crew Episode 8: GOTY… sorta

1K Crew Episode 8: GOTY… sorta

I say sorta because I did all this prep work for the GOTY podcast while I was getting my car washed then my netbook crashed. So it was a major wing-it situation but there are some very good information here along with, from what I’ve seen and heard, the general consensus of what is the GOTY for a category. Anyway, in the next few episodes , I have a good feeling that the level of the cast will go up a notch or two. Stay tuned!

Also coming soon are some neat stuff for the podcast, but also some Twitter, Facebook, and Email accounts to help us connect to the listeners.

Also, five stars on iTunes are greatly appreciated and will make sure you get a shoutout in the cast.

Happy late Holidays, hope you had a good New Years. You’ll hear about ours very soon(as in not in this cast, but you’re in for a surprise).

The Skype Link Dump

http://peterreeves.suite101.com/what-are-the-seven-basic-plot-definitions-a58402

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/397939_2439359635845_1607427430_31854580_1746600445_n.jpg

http://reckoning.amalur.com/

http://www.amalur.com/

http://fortnitegame.com/

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1K Crew Episode 7: Post-TOR

1K Crew Episode 7: Post-TOR

As promised, I am doing a link dump right here. Although its not really a link dump, more-so just stuff we’ve sent between each other during the cast on Skype. Well, here you go.

In means of podcast, this is like the TOR version of the Skyrim episode, only we talked about a bit of other things.

In means of editing and such, I did a bit of that. We have some sort of an outro and so pre-cast talk at the end just for the sake of not destroying good content.

Anyway hope you enjoy!

Link Dump

http://kotaku.com/5870312/we-all-wish-we-were-this-good-at-battlefield-3

http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/654

http://www.goldenglobes.org/nominations/

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Koshr’s Long Road To Game Development – Pt 1

      Like many video game aficionados, I’ve wanted to make video games for a very long time. One thing I’ve learned from working in a video games retailer for many years is that everyone has opinions on the games they play. More so, most have their own ideas clinking around their minds for their own games (Most of which… well, they aren’t too good). Likewise I’ve had many of my own ideas tumbling around my easily distracted brainspace. I am constantly pulling out one of my many notebooks to revise or continue ideas for level up systems, fantasy/sci-fi settings, or whatever else comes to mind; sometimes even poetry (Go ahead: Call me a sap!). At any rate, this compulsion leads me to take advantage of my employee privilege to be able to take a game from the store home to play from an academic standpoint. I’ll play a game just to see how they do certain things (i.e. level up system, camera, combos et cetera). I’m writing this because there was one such game that I’ve been wanting to play for some time now and just played the first half-hour or so.

     This game would be: (wait for it) … Venetica! Okay, so I know your’e wondering: “What the hell is Venetica? I’ve never heard of that!” Well, to answer your inquisitive mind, Venetica is an RPG set in “a fantastical Venice.” You play as Scarlett who, within the amount of the game I’ve played so far, has lost her would-be husband to assassins who’ve attacked her village. She dreams of Death telling her to find the infamous ‘Moonblade’ which you learn later is fabled to be able to kill the undead. You learn that her parents mysteriously dropped her off with the woman she was raised by, and that she somehow doesn’t quite die so easily as being stabbed in the back. Now, all this sounds great and all which was part of the reason I picked it up. The main reason I picked it up was for the fact that I had never heard of any of the companies listed on its covers. These include: Rombax Games (which seems to be a subsidiary of ZOO Games), Deck 13 Interactive, and dtp entertainment AG. I continued then to peruse my way through its instruction manual, which held my first clue (originally overlooked, of course) that this games production value was very low. On page 12 of Venetica’s instruction manual you’ll notice that there’s a screenshot to show the layout of the game’s HUD that has a whole section on the right cut off.

      The meat and the potatoes (POH-TAY-TOES!). Earlier tonight I finally get home from work and am able to load up the game to try it. The game quickly introduces the story and basic gameplay mechanics. Now I had already gone into the menu to up the sensitivity, my usual minhag, but the camera was unbelievably disorienting. So I quickly drop it down to 35 percent, which seemed most comfortable. This game has you starting the combat using a fire poker which does little damage, and I’m still not sure if there’s a ‘Block’ button (I probably wouldn’t use it anyway). After getting used to the annoying camera and clunky combat, I make it through the intro to a somewhat open part of the village that was attacked the night previous. Everyone is telling me how I should leave since the assassins were all looking for moi. I’m still walking around in a night gown btdubs. So I get some clothes that I basically stole from the blacksmith’s daughter, and begin my adventure through the surrounding area. I quickly find someone who was mentioned in the town that I have to help out of a fight. Next, I come across a house that two relative are squabbling over to get the will from the house. I talk to them and they warn me that their uncle was a trickster and that there would probably be a puzzle to figure out. Under their feet are blatantly protruding square step-stones (we’re in the middle of the forest btdubs) that I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to interact with. I quickly give up on that venture. I walk around the woods a little longer when I come across a couple assassins that I imagine will be an easy encounter. They weren’t, despite my having found a better sword. I die. The ‘You Died’ screen showed up making me think: “Oh, well I’m sure the game automatically saved at some point.” Next, the ‘Load Game or Quit’ screen shows up and guess what: NO SAVE! Not even an autosave after the opening cinematic or even the tutorial section. And to think: I was really excited to see how the level up system was laid out, and I really wanted to see where her dad and Death were going to come into the story. Oh well, too bad.

      I guess my whole point in sharing this experience is in hopes that I will never forget it for the future when my skills are more ‘leveled up’ and I can make a game. To the indie game developers out there: No matter how awesome your level up system is or your super awesome Do-Hickey Do-Dad of super Phantasmagorical Elephantiasis is: DON’T FORGET THE BASICS! If your controls suck, or your camera fidgety, or your story bland and boring, I won’t want to play it. And even more so, this game truly makes me feel that once I gain those previously mentioned skills that I lack,; That I WILL make some interactive experiences of Badassery that you (people of the interwebs) will LOVE…. hopefully.

      So with that, I shall bid you a fond adieu… Now to get back to refreshing my gmail inbox hoping for some hate mail…….

       – Koshr: Signing Out. . .

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1K Crew

Hello my fellow gamers, nerds, socially awkward whatevers that you may be to be reading this,

As one of the members of 1K Crew, I am here to publish our first post on WordPress, which hopefully will be used more and more often. You may be wondering as to the  reason for 1K Crew’s existence. We created 1K Crew as a way for the three of us, which I’ll get to soon, to talk about video games(among other things). I am personally hoping for people to follow us and to eventually send us/me tons and tons of hate mail/trollspace nonsence.

1K Crew consists of myself: @KoshrFstsOfFury, @VaderFan, and SamiFish(who at this moment is not yet on twitter). To keep the brevity of this post, I’ll only do a somewhat thorough introduction for myself(while leaving the others to post their own intoductions). I have been an avid gamer ever since I got my original Xbox with Halo: Combat Evolved with funding from my bar mitzvah. Okay now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve been a gamer since I received an N.E.S. for my exceptional first report card, but i don’t consider myself a gamer until the wave of joy that was the first Halo. I spent many weekends enjoying and hosting Halo LAN parties, and furthering my personal gaming community. In high school, I quit baseball to be the founder and elected president of our video game club(yeah, I’m a nerd and probably should have stayed in baseball :/). More recently than high school I’ve struggled with being able to pay for college, being an employee for a major video game retailer. I’m also teaching myself to program for video games and am currently learning DirectX programming. As far as games go, I am a big fan of roleplaying games. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was the first video game RPG that captured me so thoroughly to continue to play through multiple times. Before SW:KOTOR I had few experiences with Dungeons and Dragons, which I rely heavily on as a creative outlet. For now, I’m using 1K Crew as a way to output my fueled opinions on gaming and gaming culture. So that’s me, in a nutshell of sorts.

You can follow us here on this page, over at onekaycrew.podbean.com, on facebook by searching up 1KCrew, or my own personal twitter @KoshrFstsOfFury…

Thank you,

Koshr

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