Audioshield is a Virtual Reality (VR) game that mixes boxing and guitar hero. Your controllers turn into two shields; one blue and one red. The beats of the song are represented by blue and red orbs. You have to hit the correct color orb with the correct color shield as the beats come flying in at you. There is also a third color, purple, which can be blocked by putting both shields together.
When I first heard of Audioshield I will admit I was a little skeptical. I’ve always scoffed at music-based games like DDR and Guitar Hero. I’m a girl who loves her RPGs and puzzles. If you don’t give me a nice bit of story, it’s hard to get me interested. Don’t get me wrong! I’m not going to harass anyone who does like and play music games. It’s just not my cup of cocoa.
So what happened? Why did I buy Audioshield? Why is it now in my top ten favorite VR games? Continue reading →
Have you heard of Nerd Fitness? If you haven’t you should go check it out! It’s a health and fitness website for geeky nerdy people like me. There are workouts based on video games and articles written in a language I totally understand. Willpower = Health Points was the biggest mind-blowing experience I’ve ever had. It was a complete thinking shift for me and I’m very mindful of my HP now!
But I digress. Why am I telling you about it? Because they just came out with a new product called Rising Heroes and I’m going to try it out for 30 days with the intention of posting regular reviews here.
When I initially saw the emails about it begin to arrive in my inbox, I didn’t have the time to read them. Nanowrimo aftermath, birthday, work trip, and then holidays…there just wasn’t much left in me. So I saw the product launch in January and that launch email was the first I actually took the time to sit down and read.
Hooray for Stress Test Beta Weekends! In this post you’ll find spoilers of the different heroes as they currently are arrayed in Overwatch, a new game from Blizzard Entertainment. This post will be updated with each new character video so stay tuned!