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Submitted by DracoSys on Sun, 08/03/2014 - 17:28

In doing research in the field of streaming live game broadcast video, I attempted to find what is the best service to use. After several days worth of reading forums, blogs and reddit posts, I found that while most people flock to Twitch, there's a ton of people who don't prefer their streaming service (and this was before confirmation of Google buying Twitch). That leaves a lot of potential viewers out.

SoaSE with The Beard [Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion]

Diplomatic Defeat - Just a nice way of saying, "You quitter!"
Micromanaging a battle for my fleet to focus fire on one target at a time; queuing up the targets so I don't have to wait for each one to be destroyed.
In the Pirate screen, we can see and anonymously place bounties on empires.
Pretty large scale battle in an integral gravity well without a colonizable planet. I attempted to fortify it with a Starbase.
Submitted by DracoSys on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:59

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game where players (human and computer or A.I. controlled) must use 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate) strategies to become the dominant empire. Night Vallin of The Beard Gaming wanted to have more than 2 human players. He asked if I liked strategy games such as SoaSE. I answered, "Hell yes!" and went into a long-winded list of RTS games I loved playing over more than a decade.

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Bastion: A Game Review

At The Bastion's core, under the monument
Loading screen with tip, "Level up to raise the Drink Limit at the Distillery."
The Shrine at The Bastion with a few gods' idols. Garmuth is selected.
About to die from a Pyth bull
The underbelly of The Bastion, beneath the Monument.
Fighting an Ura at Urzendra Gate
Calamity Cannon shoots large meteor-like fireballs
Mount Zand's "Boss Fight" is 2 Lungblossoms
Submitted by DracoSys on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:52

Bastion was an amazing game; everything about Bastion was beautimous! Especially when you consider that I haven't been a huge fan of modern "platformer" style games in several years, there's a lot of weight in my saying it's amazing! I'm a gamer, through and through. Every aspect of most games is extremely important -- not just special effects and general gameplay mechanics.

Click for the TL;DR version and video if you'd like.

Otherwise, let's break a few things down for a complete Bastion game review:

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Let's Play Bastion Gameplay Video Series Complete

Rucks talking to The Kid after defending The Bastion
Lighting fire to the prickly bramble weed in Colford Cauldron
The Bastion is under siege by the Ura, an elite and very samurai style people.
Flame Bellows "Burning Carousel" special ability, burning some Ura
Picked up the Battering Ram, the ultimate weapon in Bastion
Thank You for Playing - new game mode unlocked and features listed.
New Game Plus: New game with structures, spirits and idols unlocked plus all weapons and XP from the last game.
Score Attack Mode: New game with structures, spirits and idols unlocked with repeatable areas and a scoring system
Submitted by DracoSys on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:26

It is done! Let's Play Bastion [No Commentary] gameplay video series is complete, edited, uploaded and published. About 4 hours total in video split up between each level and trips to The Bastion (home base) is what it's summed up to. However, keep in mind I left the game credits in the final video. Supergiant Games and everyone that was on the Bastion project deserves at least that much.

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Cover Photos Because Artists Are Expensive

DracoSys - Simple cover photo, just fancy text
DracoSys - Complex photo showing various characters, icons and titles from many of the games I play
Submitted by DracoSys on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:44

I'm not an artist, nor have I ever claimed to be one. That being said, here's what I have for cover photos.

The first in the line up is the base or foundation. My friend, Night Vallin of The Beard Gaming, gave me the Fireworks image for the fancy text. Stylish "DracoSys" on a blank black background with a little "Dragon wing" looking gimmick on the "r" was all him. I threw that on a black background, added a simple light bevel followed by a small glow effect to make sure the background didn't seem to swallow the dark-ish blue.

SoaSE and Real-Time Strategy

Large battle with 3 different titans and their fleets battling it out
Submitted by DracoSys on Sun, 06/15/2014 - 23:22

It’s been a while since I’ve played any real-time strategy (RTS) games. They once were the only games I ever played. From Warcraft through Warcraft 2, Starcraft, Warcraft 3 and even the first installment of Starcraft 2. There’s plenty of others mixed in there as well such as Command and Conquer, Warzone 2100 along with Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and Dune 2.

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