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12:42 PM on 02.22.2013

Warframe: "The Storm Files Episode 1"



Not many games compel me to do a series on them. This one is so fun to me that I love running through it. People say its a very repeatitive game but I say its fine. They are doing a great job with content and adding onto it every week. Well atleast it seems like it patches every week which is nice. Look for me to put up videos with commentary strats and just plain fun. As I plan to fully promote and support the game on my channel. It's all love and fun if you have any suggestions on a mission or something I'm missing. By all means get at me here or in game.   read


11:00 PM on 02.19.2013

M-star/Nurien How to Register Walk Through Intro



One of the best dance dance like games on the planet that I bet you never heard of. This game has good songs and will challenge your hand to eye skills check it out.
How to register is here or watch the video

https://www.facebook.com/notes/mstar-international/how-to-install-and-play-mstar-taiwan/285548174894923   read


5:01 AM on 02.18.2013

Guild Wars 2 CoF Fates Oracle Build



As promised COF's Oracle Build is here for your viewing consumption. I'll start by saying what I always do in my build videos. This build is solely off of what I found to work for me. If it gives your ideas by all means take it run with it makes it your own.
Secondly it's very hard to make a build where almost every trait works with another trait. It seems like every patch we get a little of that ability to make a complete build is stripped. However I have found a way to make a build 100% flowing in the way I'd like to use. It's a crit build that even with mediocre gear you can hit 43-45% crit easy. I don't go higher than that in games because you something called a useful cap.

In order to overstack something useful to you is lost a vast majority of the time. So I rather make an all-around good character then a cannon not worth anything but a rez.Build is basically 0/25/0/15/30 you can see the link here. The reason this build came about is because I made a Paladin Build Series for Guardian 3 months ago. That became really popular and like.
The thought behind it was you want the cannon and the healing. But I took that a step further and gave the cannon healing and the tank. I tried to emulate that as best as I could with this character. I think I found the cannon and the healing. Unfortunately the tank couldn't join the party but if his place flexibility and utility join in.

The air tree provides crit, speed and single target power. The water tree proves healing and health to take more hits. Arcana provides healing, Utility, Debuff, Buffs, and Elemental recharge rates. I won't bore you to death nerding you out with equations. Show and prove works a whole lot better in my opinion. So check the video out and check out the build link have fun with it. PVE wise it couldn't be more it does have WvW weakness if with no toughness. However you don't really need it if you play well.   read


5:40 PM on 02.10.2013

Far Cry 3 : Episode 30 "The Island Strikes back"



Watch Episode 29= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lrrk-xQ_So

This is it the last ride Jason vrs Hoyt and a wtf moment at the end. Nothing left to say but let it ride. This series was fun I enjoyed recording it I hope you all had fun as well. TATAOOOOOO   read


2:13 PM on 02.07.2013

GW2: Flame and Frost Part 2 "Gathering Storm"



Watch Part 1= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh9-dv8Hpb8

Here is a slight review on the upcoming Feb 26 update "Gathering Storm". As usual this is my thoughts and insights on it. Maybe you agree with me maybe you don't. But it's always nice to get a positive outlook on things minus the drama.

Out of the four things listed here two things stand out. Number one is the unfortunate omission of WVW I can only hope they have an excellent reason for it. I'm always about understanding and patience. Number two is guild quests being introduced. This is something I recently said should be added.

I know I had zero to do with it coming about.
It's nice something I feel everyone would like actually came about. This is a very short review but on a quite nice topic enjoy your day all.   read


9:59 PM on 02.05.2013

Guild Wars 2 Storming The Fractals LVL 6



Once again it's on and boy is it ever on. I decided to basically steam roll the fractals now. As well as showing off my Guardian 2.5 Build you can see the vid for that here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-5s5VaZzCY

This run was par for the course enjoy and see you lvl 7.   read


3:55 PM on 02.03.2013

Crysis 3 Open Beta Multiplayer First Look



Got to Say I was having a blast in hunter mode when I figured out how to play it successfully. The graphics of this game as one would expect are top notch. The twitch shooting is on point however I noticed a few times I clearly missed.

Or was totally missed myself and was killed. I don't usually suffer any net lag and it didn't look like performance lag. It really seemed like it was straight up phantom kills out of nowhere. Other than that multiplayer wise it was pretty solid as an experience. I will get more games under my belt and put out more game play stay tuned.   read


7:48 AM on 01.30.2013

Far Cry 3 Rollin With the Storm LP Part 3

For the third installment here we go things are getting even more entense





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11:54 AM on 01.29.2013

Frost and Fire Rains Down On Us Review Vid/Chat



Well we are here again a new patch new events and new things to conquer. First off quaggin back yea NO! I however like the broomstick mount even though it does nothing in making you faster. Moving along fractals is revived and so are normal dungeons. With the new Orr loot added to their tables as well. I have not tried guesting yet but as I have said in the past that was a good idea. And if you haven't left for your favorite server you will be greeted with a hefty fee to do so.

Legendaries got an upgrade yea not what you're thinking. They got visual fixes and upgrades to effects some look a tad on the cheesy side however. Orr got a super duper remix to how it works. With temples receiving new loot and their bosses receiving so raid whipping steroids. Especially Grenth which is horribly broken atm on my server hope it gets fixed soon. Or explain where Grenth got a telekinetic dirt slam spell from? That um one shots everyone in a 30 yard radius.....

The new achievements money is in by the form of Laurels. You can get 2 a day I believe I could be wrong. And you're supposed to get 10 a piece from monthly's completions. So say you get those plus do your dailies everyday that's 80 per month. So easily in two months you could buy anything you want gear wise. So you gear grind trolls go fall in a ditch that is really easy to do.

The new special events have not started yet so I won't go into that maybe another day and another video. All the dungeons received tweaks thief's got nerfed..lol and various classes got curious spell changes. All in all its more fun for us more or less leave your thoughts your rage your blessing you know the drill.   read


2:34 AM on 01.25.2013

Guild Wars 2: Flame and Frost Jan 28th Update Storm's Views



So we have the new patch info up for Jan 28th on the main site. Plenty of good info there likes guesting and the changes to achievements. I hope this breathes life into a very empty world. Most of everyone who is online hides in the main cities. Or live in constant a dungeon that doesn't make for a very fun open world experience.

And you have new gamers trying to do upper level zone events for the very first time. Going through the game a second time gave me perspective on that struggle. But I've always been a loner and scrap my way through zones in games. It's funny to say that because I've been a major guild leader 3 times successfully.

Also coming in that looks fun is the new pvp zone very happily name Silent Storm. Like I said in the video it's not named after me that be cool but it's not. But I do plan on doing something special for a dungeon sharing my name. Hey I had this name since 95 almost twenty years of the storm. Got to add this place to the fun don't you think?

I am hoping the infusions however have a fun new variety of things to add. And also hoping people don't act lazy about doing world achievements to get them. I won't comment on the Quaggan back pack because I'd used a word deemed culturally insensitive to describe that.

SSG On Facebook= https://www.facebook.com/SilentStormGaming
SSG On Twitter= https://twitter.com/StormFrontShow
Like and Sub if you Enjoyed it have a good one!!!   read


4:11 AM on 01.23.2013

Far Cry 3 Rollin With the Storm LP Part 2

This is a continuation of the series its coming to a end soon so enjoy :)


15 Ep


16 Ep


17 Ep   read


9:25 AM on 01.22.2013

Path of Exile Storm's Review



Path of Exile Stormís Break Down

So I waited all the way until a day before open beta. To act like I didnít already know this game was good. I remember this game back when it was a post idea on the Cry Engine forums. That was a long time ago and itís rather refreshing to see an idea come this far.

Diablo Like?

Well yes it is kind of exactly like it in its core and look. The game feels smoother than Diablo 3 better voice acting which is funny to even say that. But at about you hitting the skills screen you soon see something familiar of a totally different nature.

Passive System

Pretty much if you played Final Fantasy 13 and you remember the Crystal skill system. This is almost exactly the same thing on a much larger flexible scale. You can choose your path how you see fit with multiple ways to go. So make your character the way you want and not feel that boxed in.

Character Creation

Unfortunately it appears limited to just the 6 characters base looks. You can pick up items to change your look but thatís about it for customization I can see. Iím sure cash shop things will be added to spice that up.

Is it fun?

Well are Diablo torchlight and any game like it fun to you? If so you may like this game itís not a departure of that style. We will see how much they can add and how well the game will do. I'm cheering it on all the while.[/youtube]

Path of Exile Stormís Break Down

So I waited all the way until a day before open beta. To act like I didnít already know this game was good. I remember this game back when it was a post idea on the Cry Engine forums. That was a long time ago and itís rather refreshing to see an idea come this far.

Diablo Like?

Well yes it is kind of exactly like it in its core and look. The game feels smoother than Diablo 3 better voice acting which is funny to even say that. But at about you hitting the skills screen you soon see something familiar of a totally different nature.

Passive System

Pretty much if you played Final Fantasy 13 and you remember the Crystal skill system. This is almost exactly the same thing on a much larger flexible scale. You can choose your path how you see fit with multiple ways to go. So make your character the way you want and not feel that boxed in.

Character Creation

Unfortunately it appears limited to just the 6 characters base looks. You can pick up items to change your look but thatís about it for customization I can see. Iím sure cash shop things will be added to spice that up.

Is it fun?

Well are Diablo torchlight and any game like it fun to you? If so you may like this game itís not a departure of that style. We will see how much they can add and how well the game will do.   read


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