Nice One, Gazillion.

On April 1, everyone does some kind of April Fool's joke. Some are more believable than others, while some are just heartbreaking. I actually look forward to checking out the best ones every year because they get crazier and crazier. My favorite one is still IGN's Legend of Zelda movie from five years ago. I think that prank may have been edged out today.

Gazillion, the guys behind my current addiction, Marvel Heroes, put out 5 new playable character announcements as April Fool's jokes. 

Doop
Midtown Madhattan Hotdog Vendor
Ego, The Living Planet
Taskmaster
Cow Commander Brevik

Out of all those announced, the only one actually viable was Taskmaster. As a Taskmaster fan, I felt that announcement was especially cruel. They were toying with my emotions... MY EMOTIONS!

However, to everyone's surprise and delight, Gazillion actually RELEASED TASKMASTER AS A PLAYABLE CHARACTER! They said "Some April Fool's are too good to leave as a joke..."

And that is just CRAZY! The entire community went BANANAS!

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Tabletop Review: Incredibrawl or Incredibawl?

I got to play the crowdfunded tabletop game Incredibrawl several times over the past two weeks, in different-sized playgroups. Incredibrawl is a comical, fast-paced, card game from Vision 3 Games with 3 game modes (Casual, Family, and Gamer) depending on the kind of playgroup you’re entertaining.

Mechanics:

In this game, each player is given an identical deck of cards composed of character cards and power-ups. Characters run the whole gamut from pirates, dragons, evil scientists, and the ever-so-diabolical… kitten! Players simultaneously play characters and “brawl” using a rock-paper-scissors mechanic. Physical character types beat natural types, natural types beat energy types, and energy types beat physical. The power level of each character comes into play whenever a tie happens. During these brawls, players can play power-ups to turn the tides of battle to your side, especially since lady luck is a feeble-minded skank ho.

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12 in 12: Mage Knight: The Boardgame

Hello. My name is DC, and welcome to 12 in 12 where we take one of 12 board games and play the hell out of it for a month (or about a month, technically 3-4 Sundays). Today, for our first review ever, we review Mage Knight: the Boardgame. 

Mage Knight is a thematic boardgame for 1-4 players. The game is designed by Vlaada Chvátil, acclaimed board game and video game designer. Anything this guy makes seem to sell out like hotcakes, as Mage Knight sold out in 20 days after its first release in December of 2011.

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Be The Odinson - Marvel Heroes Thor Build

I don't get a lot of gaming time, and most of it has been spent on Marvel Heroes. I didn't think I'd be this crazy addicted to it. So I figured, might as well geek out about it on GeekOut!. Thor is actually my second hero to level up, but I'll do him first. Cyke, my first level 60, will be next.

This build is based on area attacks and survivability. And playing Thor the way he is in the comics, most of the time. This is more for fun and role playing rather than optimization. It isn't the most powerful or most effective Thor, but this is the Thor that feels most like Thor to me, which makes it fun. For the full sim of the build, click here for Marvel Base.

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Hidden Costs of Gaming

We all know how much a console costs. We're all aware of how much it'd take to put a gaming PC together. We all know how expensive games can be, even though Steam offers some fan-freakin-tastic deals. And to some, this is what constitutes the entire gaming cost. Some people, especially those who don't really pay the bills around the house, often neglect some of these very simple factors.

This post isn't made to dissuade you or your family from gaming. Quite the opposite, actually. I want you to be more aware of what comes out of your pocket so you can play more to your budget, and for you to plan accordingly. A cost-efficient gamer is a happy gamer, not to mention a less guilty one!

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