What We’re Playing at BAMFAS (February Closeout)

What are we doing when we’re not posting news, reviews or grappling with the untamed beast that is our newswire? Watching things, playing things and since sharing what we watch didn’t come to mind as I wrote this introduction we’re just going to stick to what we’re doing in gaming right now. With that said let’s get started.

(Veeex2 / Gabriel Vega)

My time varies so I tend to invest myself in games I know or can sit down for quick doses of. Currently my time falls in the world of driving sims on the PC with GRID 2, American Truck Simulator and Dirt 3 leading the pack as classics that just feel really easy to get into and bail out of while enjoying myself in the process.

Highlights from GRID 2 mostly center around my obsession with the Touge battles in the game and my R32 GT-R, I usually end up playing Hard and Very Hard for my races to keep it interesting as I also use a Logitech G27 when I play.

GT-R vs Jaguar XKR-S

GT-R vs Viper GTS

American Truck Simulator is an exercise in patience, control, sanity and so much more. Given playing by the rules can often result in some rough spells for concentration (driving 55mph for 120 mile trips with nothing else) there comes a time when you need a side account to just bring a little bit of release from it all.

When your brain slips and you get a random speed trap ticket, there’s little else to care about during your run.

Deadbolt makes a trucker go wild, and not in a remotely safe way, swing trailer swing!

Dirt 3 wasn’t a favorite of mine at launch, the amount of DLC and add-ons just made it feel different. Given it’s been out ages, it goes on sale all the time and there’s the Steam Edition with basically everything included though that has changed as you get all the goodies with it and given the eras of cars included that’s important. Check out some fast travels through the forests.

February Conclusion? I play way too many racing titles right now, it’s probably time to dig back into something with at least some basic substance or add some variety in but that four wheel drift is so fun and I have yet to hit massive semi truck drifting.

(Teck2k / Anthony Davis)

Since getting a PS4 I’ve been pretty much gaming hardcore on and off with a 3-game rotation, but as of late my time has been spend playing Sword of Online Hollow Realization. Being a fan of the anime I figure I’ll give the game a try, and for the most part I’m glad I did. While the game is enjoyable it does have a big negative for me, and that’s is dialogue heavy.

Seriously there’s scenes of dialogue that last for like 10 mins over nothing, if I was reviewing this game it would be a pain dealing with that but since I’m not I can skip over some the scenes and get to the meat of the game and that’s the game play. Sword Art Online Hollow Realization reminds me a lot of PSO, a game I still play too this day, while the controls aren’t as smooth as pso the class customization is what really most the two so similar, down below I put to vids, one of PSO and the other SAO, and you tell if you see the any similarities between the two.

PS4: SAO

PC PSO2 : Warning quality is not good, was my first time streaming

That’s it for now, not sure if we’re doing these weekly yet or if we’re just doing them as we actually dive into new titles. We’ll get back to you on that, in the meantime enjoy our footage and we’ll catch up soon!

BAMFAS brings hourly news updates from everyone

Writing updates takes time, finding all the relevant information to your audience is just as hard. With that, we’ve joined our brothers and sisters at BAM. and released their NewsWire platform with a comic focus.

http://newswire.bamfas.com/

We’ll poll active publishers and creators for information, if you’re a publisher or indie that we haven’t indexed yet, follow the contact link on the NewsWire site and submit your site for consideration. There are no promises but the goal of the site is to capture as much data for readers as possible.

Check it out, we’ll continue to post updates on BAMFAS but this is an effort to level the playing field for everyone that reports comic news, stop running everywhere, just stop by our newswire from now on.

This is the start of many new developments as our teams push into new phases, we hope to continue seeing everyone around.

Contest – Trine 2 on the PC

We had a lot of fun in Trine 2 this week, so much that we’ve decided to give away a copy to a lucky winner on Bamfas, if you haven’t caught our review its right here. An amazing game for such a small price, it’s hard to reason passing it up unless you’re still neck-deep in Skyrim and can’t even read this post.

The goods

  • 1x Trine 2 (PC / Steam) – Courtesy of FrozenByte
The rules
  • One entry per person, don’t create multiple accounts to try to win.
The requirements
  • Unlock either the “First Steps” Achievement or “Welcome to the Dark Side”
  • Additional achievements earn extra entry points but you’ll have to figure out what makes those work
Contest ends on… December 19th, 2011 at 6pm PST (-08:00 GMT)
Good luck everyone and we’ll see you next week with the results!

BAMFAS Contest – Monday Night Combat

With the game releasing soon we’ll be throwing out a free XBLA code for one lucky winner this week. Reply by August 14 2010 at 12pm PST for a chance to get a free download code for Monday Night Combat.

How to enter:
Post a reply to this article for a chance to win
Make sure you use a valid email address when entering or the prize will go to the next entry

Good luck to everyone!

Our LIMBO winner is…

Reflex! Congrats on the prize, I’ll send your code over shortly 😀

For those wondering I used a multi-stage elimination with a random line picking script.

Entries:

  • colin
  • justin
  • psyconix
  • josh
  • comment
  • ric84
  • captainmurdo
  • mark
  • akira92
  • derrick
  • reflex
  • charlie
  • digital ink
  • mikehuntsoozing
  • unrealkit
  • wilso

First elimination:

1. reflex
2. captainmurdo
3. mark
4. justin
5. mikehuntsoozing

Second elimination:

1. 2. captainmurdo
2. 5. mikehuntsoozing
3. 1. reflex

Winner:

1. 3. 1. reflex

This won’t be the last you hear of a BAMFAS contest I’m sure we’ll have more waiting to come in the future. 🙂 Thank you to everyone who participated, I do hope in the future we’ll be able to have runner-up prizes as well.