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Kurtis Diston

A firm believer in "you have to get old, but you don't have to grow up," I've been an unabashed lover of nerdy things for a good long while and don't plan to stop anytime soon. With experience on both sides of the video game, both as a consumer and a producer, and a love of the written word, I've managed to combine all three right here with the Plug-in blog

Dying Light – Open-world, Free-running, Zombie Apocalypse

A game from a studio with a Zombie survival pedigree, Dying Light stands on the experience of developer Techland’s last game, Dead Island.  A melee focused tropical get away filled with the walking dead, it was well received, selling well enough to earn a sequel.  Stepping away from the franchise, the team has turned that experience into the Undead Apocalypse they always wanted.  Free running your way over rooftops, scouring for supplies, and helping your fellow survivors, it’s a zombie fans dream come true.

Saints Row: IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell – Open-world Content, Next Gen Re-release

If it’s content you’re looking for, The Saints, Violition, and Deep Silver, have you covered. Brought up to the big leagues with the standard up-rez, you don’t go to Steelport for the beautiful scenery, you go for the endless chaos and good times. To help get you through the cold months, it comes pre-packaged with more DLC than you can imagine, including stand-alone adventure Gat out of hell. Get Re-elected with Saints Row IV: Re-elected.

CES 2015 – Wearable Tech, Smartwatches Meet Fitness Trackers with Style

Science fiction is quickly becomign science fact, and as technology grows ever more sophisticated, we are seeing an explosion of tech and gagdets integrating the digital experience into the every day. CES 2015, this years mecha for all things Consumer and Electronics, was dominated by the wearable, a new avenue for our online interactionsthat has hit the mainstream.  A veritable flood of wearable tech has landed on the show floor, here’s some highlights.

Casio G-Shock – Hardcore High-tech Watches that can take a real Beating

The go to for people who like to take their time piece to tough places, and through hard times, the Casio G-Shock is like a clock housed inside a tank, albeit one that’s small enough to strap around your wrist, and looks great sitting there. Able to take pressure from depths of up to 200 meters, and impacts that would break lesser people, let alone lesser watches, if you’re more interested in function that flashy form, Casio has a thing or two for you to consider.

Review – Dragon Age: Inquisition, move over Skyrim the Inquisition has arrived

Classic RPG meets the best technology the game industry has ever had, in the best example of a pure Fantasy RPG since the Elder Scrolls introduced us to the Dragonborn.  A sprawling title filled to the brim with content and unbelievable scenery, not to mention monsters great and small, Dragon Age: Inquisition delivers an experience that will earn it Game of the Year consideration, without a doubt.  If you like questing in majestic settings, smashing horrors with arrows, blades, magic, and the strength of your will, reaping the rewards of adventure, well, I think I’ve got your next few months sewn up for you.

Review – The Crew, Open-world Driving meets Next Gen Consoles

Do you like criminal underworlds? How about infiltrating said underworlds to get a bit of old fashioned revenge? Ok, how about driving cool cars driving really fast? Alright, now, how about an entire continental USA to drive them in? Have your attention? Fun and fast (and maybe just a little bit furious, wink wink) The Crew is open world, with co-op in mind. So, grab a controller and get yourself a race.

The PlayStation Experience – Sony has a LOT of gaming you should be excited about

A game bonanza in the desert, the Sony PlayStation Experience celebrated 20 years of the consoles history, by talking about what they have coming out next year.  Tacky?  Maybe, but it’s their party, and they can self promote if they want to.  Frankly, for PlayStation owners, there is a lot to be excited about.  Dialed into the community in a way I havent seen on this scale in gaming, the PlayStation Experience was a big success, and packed to the gills with gaming.

The Crew – Open-world Driving across the Continental USA

Yes, you read that right.  Developers Ivory Tower and Ubisoft have crafted themselves a map that includes all of Continental America.  A driving game that wants you to tag along with friends, fancy a road trip across country?  Pack your bags (get your snacks really, no actual packing required) and grab some friends.  It’s time for a rip down the road with The Crew.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX – Disney Meets Final Fantasy with an HD Re-master

A pairing of two already massive media producers with extensive catalogues of characters and stories, Square Enix and Disney Interactive got it in their heads to do a collaboration, Kingdom Hearts was born, and a legion of rabid fans created. An action-adventure RPG, Kingdom Hearts titles have been spread across a lot of different hardware.  Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix packages and remasters 2 fan favorite Kingdom Hearts games , with an included cinematic experience of a third.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Revolution Under a Parisian Sky (and Co-op!)

Thanks to Ubisoft, Desmond Miles, and the Animus we’ve gotten to stab a lot of Templars over the years. Putting down evil schemes, righting wrongs, chatting with historical figures. It’s been pretty good.  Climbing as high as it was able on the last generation of hardware, the Assassin’s are ‘making the leap’ to the big boys, and brining more of everything with them. So grab some friends and lets go change the world (with Co-op), with Assassin’s Creed: Unity

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