Friday 29 May 2015

Evolve Hunters' Quest: Griffin Artic Skin Challenge

No stopping here.. This weekend Griffin gets his challenge for the Artic Skins..

Again, the Top Tier of rewards will only be limited to the Top 500 players..Thankfully, it looks like the player base for this Mobile game has dropped. Didn't play as much I should have last weekend, but still managed to score a Top 500 spot comfortably..

The Artic skins for the Mobile Quest also come with significant bonuses, as an extra incentive to earn these.

Good luck folks!

Thursday 28 May 2015

Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' MK9 Baraka 1/4 Statue Pics

Pics of my latest acquisition.. Pop Culture Shock Collectibles' MK9 Baraka 1/4 Scale Statue!

Having pre-ordered this at Simply Toys, it should have arrived weeks ago, but apparently someone forgot to send me a notice that it has arrived in their warehouse, and was ready for collection. So, I sat there for weeks awaiting the notification that never came. Decided to drop them a message to check on the status and they claimed stocks were received 3 weeks back. Obviously.. was very disappointed..

But they were nice enough to give me Free delivery to my place because of that. FAITH RESTORED!

So here it is! 

Interesting description at the back..

No malice toward the heroes of EarthRealm? That's a first.. Everytime I see him, he's ready to tear someone up with his blades.. Though largely unsuccessful.

#105 of 350

The Base

And Baraka himself!

One of the meanest-looking characters in Mortal Kombat. I have always liked his design. Also a very fun character to play as, especially his blade moves. A real pity to see his fate in MKX and missing out on the roster. Hoping to see him made playable in future DLCs.

More pics on his outfit and details..

Awesome details with the spotted skin, stained blades..

Some close-ups on that 'only-a-mother-could-love' face...

Another fantastic piece from PCS Toys.

I only got the standard version this time. The EX version didn't seem worth the extra amount I had to pay, just for open fists. I'm more than happy with this. 

The pose is great as well! Ready to plunge his blades deep into his victim. Base looks ideal for the character and is pretty simple.

I think the only thing I didn't get was his alternate outfit.

Thought his alternate was sick! Absolutely loved it! Makes him look more like the Tarkatan General that he is. Too bad they went for the standard outfit, which ultimately made more sense I guess.

Just 1 more MK9 Statue for this line.. The Sub-Zero one and that closes the MK9 line from PCS Toys. A real pity considering we won't get Cyrax & Sektor, Kabal, Jade & others..

But it was great to see this iconic character made. Especially with the fate he suffered in MKX, I'm not sure if we will ever see him again.

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Evolve has a new Game Mode!

Arena Mode is the new Game Mode that has come for Evolve.

Do note that it 'has come' rather than 'is coming'.. The free update was already in the latest patch as it was being announced live on last night's stream..

Here's how it works..

Basically, you start out in a deployed Mobile Arena where the Hunters will fight against a Level 2, Monster with Half-Armour. The battle goes on until 1 side loses. The Mobile Arena doesn't go down so it's a fight to the finish.

Each match is a 'Best-of-3' where you are randomly dropped into one of 5 domes in any of the 14 maps.

For the full details, check it out here.

Kind of a surprising move, since the game was all about the Hunt. The chase, the tactics etc.. Now, they take out the Hunt and focus on just the fight. On first look, a lot of the skills looks like they will be useless now. 

For example, Caira's Acceleration Field, Bucket's Flying UAV, some of the Trappers' tracking skills..
While other skills might become a little more important.

Gonna be interesting to see peoples' new favourites in this mode.

As for the Monster, it's going to be a bit less stressful now I guess. The pressure of having to run and hide is gone. It's going to be a test of how you fight now. 

I'm definitely eager to try this out.. And it's great that this comes as a free update for everyone. 

Oh and they did mention there will be a 5th Monster but that's not ready yet unfortunately..

Mobile Monday (25 May 2015): Evolve Hunters' Quest

Quick updates from the Evolve Hunters' Quest game..

So far so good.. The Challenge Events have cut the top tier of winners from Top 1500 to Top 500 where the Artic Skins are unlocked for the Mobile game as well. And so far, I have gotten into the Top 500 unlocking everything..

From 2 weeks ago..

And for the past week...

So here's how they look in-game..

Not the most obvious of differences but I never noticed this bonus about it..

Here are all 5 of the Artic Skins available so far..

Do check out the description below.. "This skin will have you start with enough energy to use...".
Basically I can start with 1 energy bar with these skins. A very nice bonus to be honest.

Also got all these weapon skins unlocked for the console game, so hoping to continue the streak. Hopefully they don't reduce the Top Tier of winners anymore!

My Database of Evolve Skins

Thursday 21 May 2015

Got The Wticher 3 as a gift!

Got this as a birthday present yesterday!

My brother got this for me! Damn cool of him!

Actually I have no interest in this game.. In fact I know nothing about it. I don't even know how the gameplay looks like. The only thing I know about this game is that you can have sex on Unicorns or some weird shit like that..

And that's the problem with me.. If there's a game that I'm really interested in. I'll go read up everything about it. Will watch everything from gameplay trailers to developer interviews etc etc.

But. when there's a game that doesn't tickle my fancy, I know nuts about it. I won't even bother checking it out..

And the Witcher 3 falls under the latter category. Well, since my brother really wants me to try this game out, I shall.. So, probably for the first time ever, I'm going to try a game which I have absolutely zero clue about.. A new experience, I'm game!