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Have you Brought the Boom Lately? (Explicit) — February 8, 2017

Have you Brought the Boom Lately? (Explicit)

Yesterday I was feeling inspired, and due to my multiple Bloodborne characters, I have become recently fond of the Boom Hammer, a hammer than you can prime for explosions on hit. It’s really cool. I’ve become SO FOND of this weapon, that I wrote this fictional Bloodborne ad of it that was really well received in the Bloodborne Subreddit. Here it is:


BOOM!

Holy shit, the Boom Hammer is so fucking satisfying. L1, and your hammer is primed and ready for an explosive exploration of some poor beast’s skull cavity. Remember using the Stake Driver? Standing around with your thumb up your ass as you wait for the boom? Not Boom Hammer. Boom Hammer is ready to Boom every. Single. Hit. You don’t need to dance around like a goddamned fairy twirling your pansy little whip. Bring the boom. Lose your Boom prematurely? (It’s okay, happens to everyone.) Just L1 mid combo to ignite with a poke that makes Thor’s Hammer look 2 inches hard. There’s only two booms with the Boom Hammer: The boom of your jumping R2, and the boom of the enemy hitting the floor wall.

Pros:

  • BOOM
  • HAMMER

Cons:

  • Bitch, there’s no cons to bringing the boom! Maybe if you skipped E-Day, your little wet noodle arms will only swing it once before nap time, but that’s your problem, not Boom Hammer’s.

Shoulda called it the Bang Hammer or the Poon Hammer with how much you’ll be swimming in drenched panties.

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Remember than another episode of Let’s Play Bloodborne comes out later today on the YouTube channel, so go check that out if you’d like.

My Life is a Never-Ending Torrent of Editing — February 6, 2017

My Life is a Never-Ending Torrent of Editing

Hey, how’s it going? My life is a never-ending torrent of editing Let’s Play episodes. That said, it’s not a bad thing, as I’m well ahead of my upload schedule and I’m learning and improving with each episode, both in editing, and in commentary. So hopefully the low-energy beginning of my Bloodborne Let’s Play doesn’t scare you away!

Also, call me crazy, but I’m playing 2 files of Bloodborne right now: one for my Let’s Play, and one to play while my next episode is rendering. This gives me some time to see what’s ahead and plan my commentary accordingly, but also a chance to use weapons I haven’t touched in my previous playthroughs, like my current love, the Boom Hammer. It’s so cool.

Lastly, this upcoming weekend, For Honor, a sword fighting game I’ve been excited for over the past few weeks, has a free open beta. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some serious playtime in on it, and maybe even get some streaming done, unlike my unsuccessful Bloodborne streaming session last weekend.

Here’s the latest episode of my Bloodborne Let’s Play; another episode goes up this afternoon!

New Episode of Let’s Play Bloodborne — February 1, 2017
What’cha Playin’ 1/31/17 – Bloodborne — January 31, 2017

What’cha Playin’ 1/31/17 – Bloodborne

I totally forgot to upload this post yesterday. I had it all written and ready to go by the time my next episode of my Bloodborne Let’s Play came out… And I completely forgot. Anyway…

This weekend I got to go home for the first time since the start of the semester for some much appreciated R&R. I got to spend some time with friends, family, and was able to record a bunch of episodes in my Let’s Play Bloodborne series. In fact, a new episode is up right now! Every Monday and Wednesday is a Let’s Play upload, and Friday could be any video, though it could certainly just be another episode of said Let’s Play. At any rate, here’s the next episode of Let’s Play Bloodborne!

New Video Series Started: Let’s Play Bloodborne! — January 27, 2017

New Video Series Started: Let’s Play Bloodborne!

I’m proud to announce Cyberphile’s first Let’s Play: Bloodborne. If I can keep up with the pace, you can expect a new (roughly 15 minute) episode every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I’d like to have three videos a week going with Monday and Wednesday being strictly Let’s Plays and Friday either being a continuation of said Let’s Play or another video altogether. So keep your eyes peeled for that!

Here’s the link to the first episode in the series. I hope you enjoy!

What’cha Playin? 4/18/16 — April 18, 2016

What’cha Playin? 4/18/16

This weekend was fun-filled blast. It was my birthday on Friday, so, sorry for my lack of a post. It was a busy weekend. On Friday, I went to a hockey game, which is always fun in my book. On Saturday, I went to Medieval Times, which is kind of like an indoor Renaissance fair, but of Medieval times. When you first walk in, you’re assigned a table, and that table corresponds with one of the 6 sections, which in turn corresponds to one of the 6 colored knights. Prior to the show, you can walk around and buy all sorts of interest things, from real swords and shields to pewter statues and jester hats. There’s also an interesting torture museum, with replicas of many of the Medieval torture devices on display. Once you’re seated in your section, the show begins. The arena is split into two, with 3 seating sections on either side. Your server wench or serf explains that the three knights on your side of the arena are your allies, while the three on the opposite side are enemies. They put on a little story for you about the 6 brave knights from their 6 kingdoms in Spain, and they put on a how involving horse tricks, falconry, Medieval style games from a small tournament, like jousting hanging rings, full on jousting, and finally, armed combat. All the while, you’re being served a Medieval fare of food without utensils, like tomato bisque (never mind that tomatoes were indigenous to the Americas, it’s not like they had Pepsi back then either, after all), garlic bread, chicken (there are vegetarian options too), corn on the cob, a roasted potato, and an apple turnover with a side of coffee. It’s a lot of fun cheering for your knight and booing the opposition as you watch them participate and fight the other knights. If you’re a fan of the Medieval time period, I would highly recommend checking it out. Fun for the whole family.

In terms of video games, I played a bit of Salt and Sanctuary, as is the usual, and I started playing Demon’s Souls again, after receiving Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin from a friend as a birthday gift. I’ve only beaten Dark Souls and Bloodborne, so I need to catch up to get with Dark Souls III. I know that  Demon’s Souls is its own story and world, but that’s just the way I play games. My friends and I also played some Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, and picking it up again has made me excited for Guilty Gear Revelator, which is coming out the beginning of June. We also played a little bit of Street Fight III: Third Strike, which, for some reason, is not on my list of Best Games Ever… Hmm… I’ll have to fix that.

Lastly, I’m finally done collecting information from the item descriptions, NPC dialogues, and stories from the Tree of Skill in Salt and Sanctuary, so I’ve started putting that information together in a readable way, not unlike Redgrave’s The Paleblood Hunt, my inspiration. Look forward to my release of that information. Or don’t. It’s okay.

These “What’cha Playin’?” posts are designed to spark discussion, so feel free to post in the comments what you’ve been playin’, watchin’, or listenin’ to lately.

Bloodborne (BGE) — March 2, 2016

Bloodborne (BGE)

My Bloodborne review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read the full review from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Bloodborne:

From Software, most notably for their Armored Core and Souls series’ are at it again in Bloodborne. One of my friends got Bloodborne around release time, and showed it off to me a few times. Having played a little bit of Demon Souls and completing Dark Souls, I admit I was a little underwhelmed at first glance. I thought to myself, “this is exactly Dark Souls with a new coat of paint”. The sound effects seemed the same, the HUD looked identical… I figured From was just riding on their own coattails. But then, I picked up Bloodborne for myself in November instead of Star Wars: Battlefront (GameStop had a pretty sweet deal: brand new for $20 instead of the usual $40). I still didn’t end up starting Bloodborne though until a few weeks to a month ago though, but once I did, I was blown away. I had unfairly written off Bloodborne despite it being more or less a clone of another game on this list, Dark Souls. I’ve only beaten it once so far, but I do have 2 more characters that I’m playing with now.