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Top Audiences Last Week as of 10.31.2020... Happy Halloween!

Top 10... let's go!

USA
Hong Kong
United Kingdom
Canada
Netherlands
Finland
Russia
Australia
France
Ukraine

Singapore, New Zealand, and... Germany came close!


          

The Signifier... Reviewed!

Before I jump into this review... shout out to Raw Fury for supplying a copy of the game!

The Signifier is... hmmm, creepy, scary, and... cool at the same time.

Story: The Signifier is a first-person tech-noir game where you step into the shoes of Frederick Russel, an AI + psychology expert. Fredrick is also a pioneer as far as deep brain scans go, and he dives into those scans via his Dreamwalker technology. He utilizes the tech to make sense of the person and a situation they may have been involved in to determine what happened.

It's very interesting. The tech records the senses + unconscious realms of the mind... so you know it's not going to be a dive into a standard world once you connect.

What you're utilizing is this controversial tech for this time around is to assist in making sense of a recent death. Specifically, you have to find out the truth behind the death of a VP from the biggest tech company in the world. You will see certain things with your bare eyes, but what else is there? That's when the badassness starts to rev up because you aren't just visiting a crime scene... you're a detective and you feel like one... in your pursuit of the truth.

As far as the replay value goes, don't worry about this game being a one time play through... because you have multiple endings in this game (based on your decisions).

Visuals: Visuals... visuals, they can be nice and realistic when you're in the games "real world", but when you're using the Dreamwalker... it looks artsy in an abstract way (or... just creepy as hell). Take a bunch of paper and piece together an image and that's what you (kinda sorta) get in the Dreamwalker based on segments gathered by the scans.

Real-world (Frederick's Lab)

Generated world (using Dreamwalker)

The developer does a good job of changing the atmosphere to give you the chills as you progress in the story. You could go from one spot and see a change in the environment and even the audio. Freaky.

Gameplay: As far as the gameplay goes... there isn't much to the controls as far as complexity goes, but the simple controls don't take away from the action or the challenge. The game can be linear, but the developers took advantage of it by adding other elements in there like... deciphering raw data to figure out where in the space it's meant to go. You can also unlock different areas by approaching an area differently (hint hint).

You get bits and pieces of the recreated world based on what was scanned from the brain... and you have to search through that world in order to uncover more areas of the person's mind. You have to solve puzzles, gather clues, and switch between objective and subjective states in order to put things together. The more you fill in the blanks, the clearer the picture is as far as the recreations go... and you end up going deeper which gives you more access to clues that you will put to use in the outside world in order to help progress the case. I'm telling you... it's interesting + eerie.

One con I can give the game... is its stiffness, the animation could be a bit more smooth... but it doesn't affect the experience.

Price: The Signifier comes in at... $19.99 with the Deluxe Edition coming in at only $21.99 ($2 bucks more = just grab the better edition if you want the soundtrack). Solid price for a really interesting experience.


Story 5

Visuals 5

Gameplay 5

Price 5

5 out of 5 Cool Points




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Mask Up Mondays: NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (Season Game 12)



Wearing masks stops the spread, so imagine COVID-19 if everyone acted accordingly and wore their masks. People are dying, people are losing their jobs, people are being evicted, companies are losing business, essential workers are getting sick, and that only increases the scarcity of everything when you think about it. It doesn't require you to wear it in your car, just wear it in stores and public buildings around others, and when you're in crowded spaces and areas where you will interact with things where the public, in general, will go (i.e. gas stations).

Not sure what type of mask is most effective? Take a look at this lab test from June, where the Florida Atlantic University researchers developed a cough emulator lab configuration to determine what the most effective mask would be. The focus is air droplets and how effective certain masks are, and we have the most effective masks in the test available for you w/ a coupon code to save 15% off. So take a look at the video to verify for yourself, and... let's flatten the curve.

Eyeing the DJI Pocket 2!

I've seen some pretty awesome cameras out there, and I had the pleasure of using some of them... but the DJI Pocket 2 really turned my head. It's a little beast... from what I see.

It's a handheld video camera that gives you the ability to actively track without the need for an additional device or the overwhelming price tag. The DJI Pocket 2 comes in at $349. It has the ability to not only face track, but also voice track. I was straight up like...  "Oh heck yeah".

 

The DJI Pocket 2 almost reminds me of an electric toothbrush based on its shape... but it's functional (from what I see). I'd shrug at this little device... if the specs weren't so badass, and even though I see the results of the visuals (the company presented), my fingers are crossed that these are factual results because great functions are actually unfortunate and even sad sight if they're on a device that doesn't deliver. That would be a complete waste of innovation... and the Wunder360 is a prime example of this... which is why pending tech that's subject to change before release... shouldn't have reviews set in stone (ever).

Features:

Camera with 1/1.7" 64MP CMOS Sensor

Compact 4.1 oz 3-Axis Gimbal Design (this deliver Hollywood-Quality Smoothness based on claims)

4K 60FPS Video

4 Microphones

Up to 8x Zoom, 93 Degree Viewing Angle

64MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos

20mm Focal Length

Photo + Video ISO Ranges 100 to 6400

Optional Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Monitoring

Built-In Glamour Effects + AI Editor

Time-Lapse + Motion-Lapse + HD Panorama Modes

ActiveTrack 3.0 (this gets my biggest thumbs up)

Connects to Smartphones via DJI Mimo App

Quick Capture

Storymode

Just looking at the features on this thing... its in beast mode straight out of the box. Speaking of the box, let's find out what comes with the DJI Pocket 2.


Anyway, you have 2 options... the DJI Pocket 2 (standard) for $349.00, and the DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo which is $499.

The standard DJI Pocket 2 comes with:

DJI Pocket 2

DJI Pocket 2 Mini Control Stick

DJI Pocket 2 Cover

DJI Pocket 2 Tripod Mount (1/4")

DJI Wrist Strap

Smartphone Adapter (Lightning)

Smartphone Adapter (USB-C)

Power Cable


The DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo comes with everything you see above (the Power Cable), plus:

DJI USB Splitter Charging Cable (Type-A to Type-C)

DJI Wireless Microphone Transmitter

DJI Wireless Microphone Windscreen

DJI Pocket 2 Do-It-All Handle

DJI Pocket 2 Wide-Angle Lens

DJI Pocket 2 Micro Tripod

You can connect your phone.

The DJI Pocket 2 drops... November 1st (2020), click here for more info + pre-order options.


Top Audiences Last Week as of 10.23.2020!

Top 10... let's go!



The dance continues!

USA
Hong Kong
Romania
Netherlands
Turkey
United Kingdom
Germany
Australia
Japan
France

Ukraine, Brazil, and... New Zealand came close!


          

First 30: Gonner + Gonner 2 is available now!

Gonner 2 is here... so I figured now's as good a time as any to dish up a serving of First 30 for the... first installment in all of its 2D platforming weirdness.



In GONNER2, our altruistic and unexpected hero Ikk is back! And this time Death needs his help. Her lair has been taken over by a mysterious presence and she needs Ikk to take it down. Journey your way through deep dark chaotic places with sparks of unimaginable colour and crazy bosses, all while trying to literally keep your head!! GONNER2 is a procedurally generated platformer with roguelike elements that will keep you on your toes - now with more added, color and chaos!

GONNER2 is a sequel to the IGF winning game GoNNER.


  • Intense platformer shooter action
  • Procedurally generated levels in a strange and surreal world
  • Nonlinear level structure
  • A bunch of heads, guns and upgrades that you can combine
  • Secrets & mysteries!


P.S. Along with the single-player journey to help Death, there is a party co-op mode so you and your friends can lose your heads together!