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  • Beyond Earth is finally here!

    I have to admit, I have been a bit excited for the release of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. Although I did not get into it until Civ V, I am really a fan of the gameplay, though I can see how it might get a little tired for those with more time than me. The announcement of Beyond Earth really excited me because, other than the game engine, nothing is truly familiar. The sponsors, planets, aliens, and everything else is coming from imaginations of the developers and inspirations from books like Dune. It is all new and exciting stuff to discover and enjoy. I also like the concept of the tech web, because the linear tech tree of Civ V annoyed me almost as much as the denouncement happy AI.

    I decided I would make a Let’s Play of my first game of Beyond Earth because I thought the learning process would be entertaining. Plus, that is a lot of what my channel is about: learning games by trial and error and trying to improve. I am playing as the American Reclamation Corporation (ARC) and plan to pursue a Harmony affinity path, but I will try to use covert ops to keep enemies at bay and speed along my science progress. I have only managed a couple hours of playtime, so far, but I am really enjoying it. If you want to learn more about the game or see how someone else plays it, please check out my Hep plays learns to play Beyond Earth series:


  • Battlefield 4 – How to EOD Bot

    If you play Battlefield 4, hopefully you are at least vaguely aware of the EOD bot, the engineer’s remote tool for repairing and destroying vehicles, as well as eliminating enemy mines and other explosives. It is a nifty little gadget, but it does not always get a lot of attention, like a lot of things in the game than have a very niche utility.

    With the Dragon’s Teeth DLC, the EOD bot has suddenly received some extra attention due to an assignment called Remote Operator, which requires the player to destroy an enemy vehicle with the EOD bot, as well as get some kills with the new RAWR, and perform other functions with remote-operated gadgets. Because the EOD bot is seldom-used, many find themselves wondering what to do to attain this achievement. Check out my video below for some instruction on the EOD bot, and also go over to BF4Blog for some more details about this handy tool. Once you’ve got that vehicle destruction down, don’t forget to sneak up on a few unsuspecting recons with your EOD bot; it is quite satisfying!