Gaming for the Kids!

Gaming for the Kids!

Hello everyone, Lunkis here with another Can’t Stop the Signal blog post.

 

Today’s show featured some pretty big news in the realm of gaming with the announcement of the latest installment in the Witcher franchise. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt features a map size forty times bigger than that of the Witcher 2: 20% bigger than that of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The newest Witcher also seeks to improve on the flow of combat, upping Geralt’s combat animations to 96 (from the Witcher 2’s 20). This will have the player experiencing a much more diverse range of animation during the epic fight scenes of the Witcher. At this point the Witcher franchise itself has sold over five million copies, and without a doubt the latest installment is showing promise. For more information on the latest Witcher game, feel free to head over to gematsu.

 

In other news MMO Tera has decided to go the route of free to play! If you’re not familiar with the game, I highly recommend this incredibly epic trailer to give you a taste of the game. The adoption of the free to play model has been executed quite well here, as free-to-play accounts aren’t penalized at all for not paying for the game; all features are available. The new payment system is 3 tiered, with free-to-play accounts being followed by “Elite” subscriber accounts and the prestigious “Founder” account for those that purchased the game before the payment changes. Feel free to check out the account differences chart on the game’s website, and be sure to check the game out if you have the time! (Download Link)

 

Today’s Battle Royale discussion centered around the good that gamers can do. We chose to focus on the number of gaming and nerd culture based charities and how they’ve helped their communities. First we looked the Wayne Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping sexually exploited children. We also took a look at Child’s Play, an organization that raises money to improve the lives of children with toys and games while they’re in hospital, whilst helping to fund hospitals and therapy facilities. Last year the organization raised a total of $5,085,760! We also took a look at fighting game tournament Evo’s charity drive: community members would donate money towards breast cancer research in order to decide which fighting game would be welcomed into the Evo tournament circuit. Super Smash Bros. Melee’s community raised a staggering $94,683, and the actual event raised a total of $255,744 for research! It’s amazing what can happen when gamers band together for a cause!

 

Today’s Drunken Moogle drink of the day just so happens to be Iron Man inspired “Tony Stark’s Mark VIII cocktail” Check it out!

 

Anyways, that’s all from me today! Feel free to check us out on twitter or facebook, and of course feel free to join the steam group if you’re a PC gamer! I’m always down to play a bit of Team Fortress! out this video of an 84 year old grandpa enjoying some Call of Duty.

See you next Wednesday!

 

 

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