You don’t get the show #3: Let me tell you about being a crackhead


The summer Steam sale has taken over and while some of us have plenty of money to spend on the games we want the rest of us need to sacrifice and that is where we are here to help. J.A.  and Ignacio help you out with ways you can save and pro tips you can use to get the games you desperately need.

We also discuss a troll that got bitch slapped by a Blizzard employee on their own forums they cried about being banned for no reason and claimed Blizzard didn’t read the chat logs. Well they do and the Blizzard employee proved it by posted them and laying the smackdown on the troll. Speaking of smackdown, we give a little bit of a smackdown to Game Rant for claiming it was a Overwatch article when it was clearly a Heroes of the Storm article. Can we say clickbait?

Finally, we give props to another modder who created a playable Doom 2 level of Jerry’s apartment from Seinfeld complete with characters that you can kill. Doug Keener put in over 100 hours of work into this and its pretty awesome. Check out the full video on his YouTube page.

Doom 2 – Seinfeld: Jerry’s Apartment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Aa2K_firtI

Steam Sale – Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 1 for $14.99

Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 1
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 1

Steam Sale – Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 1 for $14.99

If you are a fan of FPS games and you still don’t have Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare, you have been missing out. Now is a good time to pick it up for $14.99 from Steam.

CoD4-MW1 is a total hit of a game and it actually lived up to its hype. The single player campaign is a lot of fun and is exciting. My favorite part of the game being the sniper mission and another part which I won’t tell since it would be a spoiler. It is shocking, though. ;-]

The game is worth buying especially since you can find a lot of players still playing this game, although a lot will be playing its sequel, Modern Warfare 2. Still, since there is a problem with the people who made this game (they fired them), I’ll take as much Modern Warfare from the original Infinity Ward team as I can.

Click here to go to the sale.

Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising

Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising
Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising

Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising review & strategy guide by Honorabili

One Sentence Review:
“Chaos Rising adds much needed content to revitalize DoW2 with reintroducing Chaos and supplementing all existing game modes.”

Overall Score:
8 out of 10

This review I will do different than my other reviews because this is an expansion pack and not an entirely new game. To check out my overall initial review of Dawn of War 2 click here.

About the Campaign mode and Chaos:

The campaign mode for Chaos Rising leaves off where the campaign for the original game left off. You take up the role of the same characters in the previous game which were space marines. You can only play as these characters and you can’t play as Chaos. You will however be facing Chaos in the coming war and also this expansion pack has rpg elements from the pen-and-paper rpg game Rogue Trader in the sense that you can do evil deeds that give you Corruption or good deeds that give you Redemption.

The more corrupt you get, the more demonic your men turn. The more Redemption you have, the more normal they remain. Corruption modifies the characterics your characters have, making some stuff barely work anymore and some stuff become really expensive to you but make you deal out more damage and other secondary effects. Of all the characters, the only one that is uncorruptible is the Dreadnought, Davian Thule.

If you’re not familiar with the main storyline for Warhammer 40K I will let you know that basically Chaos are these Warp touched kind of Satanists that worship Chaos gods (really nasty beings) and are fallen humans that have become demons. Along with most stories for the imperium of man, Chaos has traditionally come from people who have sold their souls to these demons or have been tricked by them or what’s even more disturbing are normal space marines (and imperial guard troops) which have simply become Chaos by being in contact with them and elements of the Warp. Sometimes if you fail to meet objectives your men become more influenced by Chaos. This might be as a result of shame or guilt associated with the failure. For example, failing to defend some innocents in the conflict that fell to Chaos.

Myself, I wish would have liked them to include a campaign which lets you play solely as the demonic Chaos forces, sort of like how the Dark Crusade expansion did for Dawn of War 1 (along with other races, Tau, Eldar, Imperial Guard, Necron, etc). Just like the original DoW2, you can invite one of your friends to play the campaign with you, them controlling half your forces.

What’s really different in this campaign over the original DoW2 campaign is that now the supplies you pick up are not generic supplies which supplement all your troops. Now, they are specific supplies (explosives, medical supplies, and so on) which boost only those types of items. Another thing that’s very different is that you no longer have to go around per mission conquering and defending strategic assets (the factories, shrines, and communication arrays). To get more of the items that would let you deploy more of those items such as the artillery strike, ability to deploy tarantula turrets, you specifically have to pick up the strategic supply boxes.

The level cap for Chaos Rising has been raised to level 30 versus level 20 for DoW2. This makes your characters much more powerful but it can also be a hindrance especially when you reach the last mission, which is the 15th mission. Whereas in the original DoW2 you could just keep farming randomly generated missions to keep getting better war gear, since you no longer control strategic assets and because of how they made the storyline in this campaign, you no longer have to deal with these missions, which kind of screws you over when you get to the last mission because it’s LONG and HARD and (to me) ANNOYING.

I played the campaign game once so far, taking the path of keeping my space marines pure and still worshiping the Emperor rather than those Chaos freaks, and of course, playing it at the max difficulty (Primarch). When I finally beat the last mission, it was on my 2nd retry. Some of the war gear I picked up on my first attempt helped a bunch especially since it made my scout a little bit more resilient.

Strategy Guide for last level of Chaos Rising campaign:

This mission is really annoying. This guide was written under the max difficulty setting only. Some stuff might not apply under the easier modes.

The first part of the mission consists of taking an anti-vehicle tank and an anti-infantry tank (Predator tanks) and fighting your way to one of the Chaos summoning buildings and leveling it. If you go along the left path, it will be much harder. It’s easier to just fight to the right path/building instead as it has less resistance. No matter what, as soon as you kill that building, you will have limited control of the tanks for a while, and your 4 squads will deploy along with about 25-50 other space marines and dreadnoughts.

Now you’re supposed to escort them and fight your way to the other point, except now you have all these cannon fodder, WHOOPS, I mean Brothers in Battle to help you. The game says you’re not supposed to let them die but they die every time because the morons will keep patrolling and running into ENDLESS Chaos tanks, Dreadnoughts, troops, demons, etc. Basically, ignore them as soon as you blow up the last big building to the left side and fight your way back with the cannon fodder to the middle.

Once you’re at the middle, just go towards the blue circle and fight the Chaos mini-boss. The strategy here is just keep hitting him. Kill his pet summons once they arise and blow up all buildings he summons ASAP. The later buildings fire some homing bullshit Chaos plasma things that will rape you unless you take them out ASAP. Once those buildings are taken out, the mini-boss won’t have much health left and just wipe him out.

Once that’s gone go up right and blow away all the soldiers, 1-2 tanks, 1-2 dreadnoughts, and building there and cap the point which reinforces you. This point is sort of useful but not entirely.

The fat bastard boss is now at the topmost point of the map. He will randomly summon buddies to help him, in the form of rarely a tank, sometimes dreadnoughts, and usually some heavy infantry. His attacks are doing a Mortal Kombat Scorpion (sort of like the Licter Tyrannid in DoW2) get-over-here sometimes instakill attack or smashing stuff around him like a melee-build dreadnought or thowing up in a cone attack in a specific direction. He also sometimes picks up your guys or impales them with his sword and then either throws them in the direction he’s facing or half the time in a random direction.

It took me about 2 hours to beat the last level finally. What is really important to know is that he heals back over time. Try NOT to use the resurrection point unless you’re down to one man and everybody else is down and you don’t think you can res your healer in time. Not only does the fat bastard heal over time but he will heal much more and much faster if your men die around him. You basically have to spam the living hell out of healing (use the scout and hopefully you kept him pure so using the healing uses energy only, not supplies or you’re dead). The longer you take, more the bastard will heal. The less DPS you do, the longer it will take you to beat him too.

Initially, I went for my force commander and dreadnought combo attack but since the fat bastard does so much damage around him only the force commander has the resilience (and even then spam heal) to the near the bastard. I made all my other guys ranged combat (Avitus and Tarkus). Tarkus is particularly useful because he can interrupt (sometimes) the fat bastard’s specials with one of his abilities (hopefully you build him that way) by doing that power which stuns enemy troops with fear.

Since the fat bastard’s attacks can kill your guys and heal him, keep your guys at a relatively safe distance always drilling him, and if you put in the time, he will eventually drop, ending the campaign.

Back to the review… The Last Stand

For this game mode they added the Tyrannid Hive Tyrant and Chaos Sorceror.

The Tyrannid is basically like godzilla, with you being able to summon pets (if you make it have that build). He walks pretty slow and you can make him have either killer melee or ranged skills.

The Chaos Sorceror is basically a spell caster that shoots enemies and can replicate (and sacrifice) Chaos versions of almost any enemies you are fighting.

Both the new heroes are pretty fun, although you do have to level them up again to unlock all their items, much like the original game.

Multiplayer mode:

Chaos is now a playable race for the multiplayer mode. I’ve played around with it a bit, having fought Chaos as an enemy in this mode and I’ve seen one of the Chaos leaders cast like an enhanced fog of war on areas of the map capping my things behind my back and I have seen some enemies permanently have stealth on the map.

Value:

On Steam, they sell DoW2 Gold which has the original game and expansion for $40. The link to the Steam sale is the following. If you were like me and already owned DoW2 then for $30 Steam sells the expansion here.

If you never played DoW2, for $40 both the original and expansion for that price is an amazing value because that’s like a month or more worth of gaming right there, easily. $30 for just the expansion is a bit more steep but if you’re a fan of DoW2 and/or Warhammer40k then you will probably buy it anyways.

Music:

Much like the original game the music for Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising is very militant, dark, and inspiring war music. Great stuff!

If you enjoy the music from Dawn of War 2 then you can download the Dawn of War 2 OST from this link.

Conclusion:

I enjoy the carnage of the DoW games and the epic battle and violence they bring. I have enjoyed this expansion, just wished they could have included another campaign in it. Some parts were annoying like when my dreadnought gets stuck behind a tank or terrain or my terminator armor guys (this is still a problem that DoW2 had). Otherwise, the game is pretty enjoyable and challenging.

Steam Sale: all of SpellForce for 75% off

SpellForce 2 Gold Edition
SpellForce 2 Gold Edition

Steam Sale: all of SpellForce for 75% off

The entire action-rpg, strategy games SpellForce, by the same people who made BattleForge are now on sale on Steam for 75% off.

The games are RPG/RTS and they allow single player and co-op play.

Click here for the link to the sale.

Steam Sale – THQ Complete Pack for $50

THQ Complete Pack
THQ Complete Pack

Steam Sale – THQ Complete Pack for $50

For $50, you get just about all the best games that are out currently from THQ. For that price, from Steam, you get: all of Company of Heroes, Frontlines: Fuel of War, all of Full Spectrum Warrior, Juiced 2, all of Red Faction, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, Saints Row 2, all of Titan Quest, W40K: Dawn of War 2, and all of W40K: Dawn of War.

For the price, it’s worth getting for CoH, Red Faction 1, STALKER, Saints Row 2, and all of the DoW games.

The Company of Heroes games are basically some of the hardest World War 2 RTS games out there. Online play is pretty competitive.

Red Faction 1 was the first FPS game that allowed serious destruction of terrain. It’s an oldie but a goodie, these days.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is like Fallout (3) but MUCH harder and more realistic.

Saints Row 2 is like GTA 4 but funner and crazier.

Many people still like DoW 1 over DoW 2, and it’s worth getting all 4 games and playing them through if you are a fan of the RTS genre, especially since the Warhammer 40K universe is so sick, it’s a great experience sending your troops forth to die for you (In the Name of the Emperor!).

It’s a good time to pick up DoW 2 since the expansion is less than a month away! Our internal link to the promo on the expansion. Click here for our review of DoW 2.

The link to the Steam Sale for the THQ Complete Pack is the following: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2539/

Steam Sale – all of Shadowgrounds for $5

Shadowgrounds Pack
Shadowgrounds Pack

Steam Sale – all of Shadowgrounds for $5

You can get both Shadowgrounds games for $5 total. They are similar to Alien Breed, Alien Swarm, Alien Shooter, and Alien Syndrome.

For $5 both games are pretty fun. They remind me the most of Alien Breed and are better than Alien Shooter, another cheap Alien killing game.

The link to the sale is the following: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/552/

Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising promotion

Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising
DoW2 Chaos Rising promo

Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising – Steam promotion

The expansion to Dawn of War 2 “Chaos Rising” is now for sale for $30 on Steam. If you get it, they give you a free copy of the GTA clone Saints Row 2 (which to me is a superior game).

Chaos Rising will be available on March 11th, 2010. This expansion to DoW 2 adds the Chaos faction. More stuff is added to the campaign, the ability to warp (or keep them from it) team members, a higher level cap for heroes in the campaign, new gear and toys, 2 new “heroes” for the Last Stand (Chaos and Tyranid), more expansions for multiplayer modes, etc.

Saints Row 2 is basically a much more fun version of GTA 4, except with better comedy and non-stop action and less micro managing stuff that makes GTA annoying now.

The link to get the DoW 2 expansion and Saints Row 2 (bundled) is: http://store.steampowered.com/app/20570/

Steam Sale – Quantz for $3

Quantz
Quantz

Steam Sale – Quantz for $3

If you enjoy inexpensive puzzle games that you can replay often over and over then you will like Quantz (especially at $2.99).

The game consists of making combinations of marbles on a rotatable cube get together to create an explosive reaction and making the rest of the marbles disappear as soon as possible. There are other game modes as well that play similar yet differently.

Steam Sale – Mount & Blade for $4.99

Mount and Blade
Mount and Blade


Steam Sale – Mount & Blade for $4.99

If you like Defender of a Crown and want a true medieval world simulator, then Mount & Blade is what you’re looking for, especially at $4.99! It’s available now on Steam.

The game is very challenging and you will find the combat unforgiving and realistic. Usually getting hit with a sword in the game directly will result in getting crushed in the battlefield. If you want a game that makes you feel like Braveheart or Robin Hood or a knight from Camelot then you should check it out. At $5, it’s more than worth it.

The link to get it through Steam is the following: http://store.steampowered.com/app/22100/

Steam Sale – Total War series for $20

total war series sale
total war series sale

Steam Sale – Total War series for $20.39

If you like your RTS games to be mega games with a ton of units on the screen, the Total War series of games are for you. All the Total War games are on sale through Steam right now for $20.39 total.

You get Rome: Total War and it’s expansion, which are obviously about the Roman Empire, Medieval: Total War and it’s expansion, again self explanatory, and Empire: Total War, that takes place around the US Revolutionary War.

The link to the Steam Sale is the following: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/1348/

Steam Sale – both Far Cry games

Far Cry
Far Cry

Steam Sale – both Far Cry games

This week both Far Cry 1 and 2 are on sale through Steam. Far Cry is selling for $4.99 and Far Cry 2 is selling for $9.99. Part 1 is worth picking up for that price. I have yet to play part 2 and I’ve heard mixed things about it from some friends.

The link to the Steam Sale is the following: http://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=far+cry

Titan Quest: Gold Edition sale on Steam only $4.99

Titan's Quest Expansion
Titan's Quest Expansion

The great Steam sale of 2010 continues with Titan Quest and Titan Quest – The Immortal Throne both for only $4.99.

Check out the review here.

From developer THQ and Age of Empires co-creator Brian Sullivan and Braveheart writer Randall Wallace comes an innovative, action role playing game set in ancient Greece, Egypt and Asia.

The Titans have escaped their eternal prison, wreaking havoc upon the earth. The gods seek a hero who can turn the tide in an epic struggle that will determine the fate of both men and gods

The link for to get the game through Steam for $5 is the following: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/402/

Steam Sale – all of X-COM for $2

X-COM 1 Manual
X-COM 1 Manual

Steam Sale – all of X-COM for $2

The X-COM games are the best tactical combat games where you take on aliens with great AIs. You can get all 5 games for $2 total through Steam.

The two first games are the best ones and they’re totally worth getting, at any price.

The link to the Steam sale is the following:

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/964/

Steam Sale – both Freedom Force games for $2 total!

Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich
Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich

Steam Sale – both Freedom Force games for $2 total!

The Freedom Force games are the BEST action-rpg-RTS games ever made for super hero comic book characters. Get them both for $2 total!

You get the original Freedom Force and the sequel Freedom Force vs the 3rd Reich.

You can get them through Steam at the following link:

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/1662/

Steam Sale – Tropico 3 for $14

Tropico 3 cover
Tropico 3 cover

Steam Sale – Tropico 3 for $14

Oppressing the masses never felt so good as for $14! If you don’t know Tropico, you take the role of your “favorite” dictator and run your own Cuba, in the style of a Sim City game only with people trying to kill you.

Tropico 3 is currently on sale through Steam for $13.60 at the following link:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/23490/

Steam Sale – Company of Heroes for $12.49

Company of Heroes header
Company of Heroes header

Steam Sale – Company of Heroes for $12.49

One of our favorite and hardest RTS games, Company of Heroes is on sale this weekend through Steam for only $12.49. The link to buy it is: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/1529/

You get the original game and both expansion packs included. They would all regularly sell for a combined price of $50.