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I have unleashed all the Plagues in Plague Inc for iPad

imageSo I’ve put Crime City aside to focus on something far more entertaining – Plague Inc. Last night I completed the last round of the plagues and finished off the world with the Bio-Weapon. I have to admit my scores haven’t been that good, but it’s all about wiping out the world, not getting a high score. To that end, I’ve accomplished all my goals!

I will say that Plague is one of the best games I’ve played and it’s wickedly good fun and satisfying. I’m very tempted to spend the money to get the Neurax Worm for the iPad version, but at the same time I might hold off since I have that available on the PC version I got from Steam. I suppose I could go with the alternative, but I’m not sure I’m up to the challenge of playing on Brutal, I’ll just get my ass handed to me.

I’m also curious to see the Necroa Virus and make some zombies, so most likely I’ll be switching over to the desktop version for those.

Regardless, Plague is awesome! I’m having one hell of a time playing it. I played the Neurax Worm on the desktop version and it was pretty damn cool. It took longer than expected to complete my mission, but I won in the end and I got the thrill of taking over people’s minds and forcing them to fly to new areas just to infect it. I was also impressed with the new UI for that plague and the new Transmission, Symptom and Ability items. I was thrown for a bit of a loop since I’d never seen any of that before.

As an aside, I’ve launched all my attacks from India. The population density combined with both airport and seaport works well for me.

If you haven’t played, it’s well worth the price no matter which version you choose. I was actually playing while watching Hannibal the other night, those was nearly an overdose of carnage!

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My first day on the track with Assetto Corsa

I finally got a chance to get behind the wheel of Assetto Corsa and while the game looks beautiful, I had some serious steering issues. To be honest, it was damn near impossible to get around corners. I would try to turn and would just keep going straight and slide right off the track and in several cases plowed right into the wall. Something seems really off with the steering. I’m obviously versed at driving and have no problems negotiation corners in Need for Speed, Dirt, Grid and every other game I’ve played, but for the life of me I couldn’t get this damn car to corner. What the hell am I doing wrong?

I’m using the Xbox controller, which I use in all the other games and it works fine, but it just isn’t working. Anyone else have this same sort of problem? Is this a problem with the controller or perhaps a config setting? I know the game is early access, but this is just ridiculous.


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Friday Night Fever and Saturday Night Special LTQ/SLTQ Reward List

It’s time for a new weekend event, the Friday Night Fever and Saturday Night Special Individual and Syndicate Limited Time Quest (LTQ) Event. We also have the Gordon Kane Epic Boss Event still in the works and let’s not forget the Disco Never Dies LTB. Wow, way too damn much happening at one time. Come on Gree, tone it down just a touch.

But anyway, the event is here and I’ve noticed I have to buy a slew of weapons to complete the events. Since I haven’t really been playing I just don’t have these weapons, but I’ve already spent $30 million to get to Level 8. Not sure if others will run into that, but this could be an expensive event.

So there you have it! Good luck!

Friday Night Fever Individual LTQ

Level Reward Atk/Def
1 Salvatore’s Moltov 331/404
3 Carlos’s Helmet 940/940
5 Francesca’s 911 1616/1322
7 Franco’s Brass Knuckles 2755/1836
9 Domenico’s AK 3588/3588
11 Bruno’s Cocktail 6725/4484
13 Paolo’s Ride 7007/10511
15 Michele’s Armored Coat 18179/14874

Saturday Night Special Individual LTQ

Level Reward Atk/Def
1 Salvatore’s Torch 959/958
3 Francesca’s BFG 895/1342
5 Anna Maria’s C4 1534/1022
7 Bruno’s Suit 1470/1470
9 Carla’s Lambo 1894/1263
11 Elena’s Protector 2244/3367
13 Concetta’s S&W 5989/3993
15 Rita’s Slugger 7102/10652
17 Rizzo’s Ride 17357/14201
19 Franca’s Colt 45 30854/25244
20 Luciano’s Pimp Stick 68189/45459
+5% Mafia Attack

Friday Night Fever Syndicate SLTQ

Level Reward Atk/Def
1 Anna’s Crossbow 422/516
3 Antionetta’s Sweet Ride 158/158
5 Carla’s Firestarter 295/442
7 Elena’s Sniper Rifle 876/875
9 Concetta’s Shiv 2274/1860
11 Giorgio’s Armor 4699/5090
13 Rita’s Eye Candy 11589/11588
15 Aldo’s Flamethrower 28523/26328

Saturday Night Special Syndicate SLTQ

1 Margherita’s 45 1052/701
3 Sergio’s Flashbang 615/503
5 Franca’s Ride 939/1017
7 Bruno’s Cadillac 1753/1752
9 Paolo’s Hook Knife 3249/2999
11 Michele’s HK 5550/5549
13 Giorgio’s Fly Ride 11841/7894
15 Giuseppe’s Fave Weapon 14041/21061
17 Anabella’s Surplus Grenade 34323/28083
19 Anabella’s Wheels 61047/49948
20 Santangelo Curse 61047/49948
+10% Melee Attack

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Disco Never Dies – Deadly Disco LTB Cost and Reward List – Crime City

The Chop Up Top Shop event is out so in comes the Disco Never Dies event with the new Deadly Disco building that’s big, ugly and expensive! It’s based off the Beach Nightclub building so it takes up plenty of space, at least 8×7. Check out the figures below, this rascal won’t be cheap. The initial buy-in is $100 million. Without any modifiers the final upgrade cost is $10 billion and the total upgrade cost through all 10 levels is $25 billion.

If you have upgrade modifiers you might be about to fully upgrade for a mere $12 billion.

And the reward for all the sacks full of cash? The Death by Disco Explosive – 25062 ATK/15364 DEF with +1% stackable explosive attack mod for each upgrade. It’s not a bad weapon, but not worth multiple billions.

Anyway, the race is on. I already started this building because I always buy these stupid things. How far will I go? This only looks like a Level 6 building to me….

Level Cost Payout Hours
1  $            100,000,000  $              664,011 24
2  $            167,000,000  $          1,328,022 30
3  $            278,890,000  $          2,324,039 36
4  $            465,746,300  $          3,652,061 42
5  $            777,796,321  $          5,312,088 48
6  $        1,298,919,857  $          7,304,121 54
7  $        2,169,196,162  $          9,628,160 60
8  $        3,622,557,591  $        12,284,204 66
9  $        6,049,671,177  $        15,272,253 72
10  $      10,102,950,866  $        19,920,330 78
Total Cost  $      25,032,728,274    
Payout +35% Upgrade -30% Upgrade -51%
$896,415    
$1,792,830 $116,900,000 $81,830,000
$3,137,453 $195,223,000 $136,656,100
$4,930,282 $326,022,410 $228,215,687
$7,171,319 $544,457,425 $381,120,197
$9,860,563 $909,243,900 $636,470,730
$12,998,016 $1,518,437,313 $1,062,906,119
$16,583,675 $2,535,790,314 $1,775,053,220
$20,617,542 $4,234,769,824 $2,964,338,877
$26,892,446 $7,072,065,606 $4,950,445,924
Total Cost $17,452,909,792 $12,217,036,854

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I’m Victorious in Need for Speed The Run!

image Well my friends it’s a hot Friday night as I complete the final leg of Need for Speed The Run and go barreling into New York amidst a shower of sparks and twisted metal. It’s been one hell of a race across the country, but I managed to complete the 2800+ mile journey and take the win.

Wow! What a game! Despite the flaws, The Run has been an incredible amount of fun and the graphics looks really, really good. The total amount of racing has been 2+ hours, but in reality it’s taken me significantly longer to complete the journey. A lot of mistakes were made that resulted in hundreds of Resets to start the stage over again. But that’s been part of the fun. The courses have been a been a challenge without going over the top. Except of course for the end.

The final stage borders on the ridiculous as you not only weave in and out of New York traffic and thusly do your best to avoid dozens of taxi cabs, but you also end up in the subway tunnels doing your best to drive on the walls to avoid the oncoming train. I can’t say it’s not exciting, but seriously, that’s just a bit too far fetched even for an EA title.

My entire run consisted of 4 cars, the Datsun 240Z, the Porsche GT3, The Audi R10 and finally the Pagani Huayra that lead me to victory. Not the most robust collection, but it sure as hell got the job done.

Now that The Run is over it’s time to try the Challenge Series. That looks like it could be interesting. I still have to say that for less than $10, this has been one hell of a game. There is certainly some off behavior and not all the car physics makes sense, but if you’re looking to drive like a bat out of hell and want to waste a good amount of time behind the wheel of a ridiculously fast automobile, there’s a lot worse choices you can make.

I like The Run. It’s kept me entertained for hours and there is still quite a bit to play. It may not be a driving simulator, but it sure is exciting!

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