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Saints Row IV: Gunning Down Aliens Naked?

Naked with Gun Saints Row 4

Saints Row is back and more ridiculously entertaining as ever, with its release just a few days ago I couldn’t help myself picking up a copy and actually end up live streaming it on Twitch.tv

If you guys missed it I pulled some footage together from the Live stream so you guys can watch, the quality isn’t as great as it would be if I were to record it instead of pulling the footage from the live stream record. I’ve always loved the characters in Saints Row series, they’re always so badass and funny.

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Frozen Synapse Free Game Giveaway

Looking for a game that’ll truly give you a challenge? Frozen Synapse might just be your game. 

Frozen Synapse

What the hell is Frozen Synapse?

It is a brilliant tactical turn-based strategy game. The story takes place in a cyber punk future where you are  a tactical commander assisting a resistance faction against a corporate government regime which has used its power to manipulate the populace.

Environments & Gameplay

The maps are randomly generated to create a range of walls and covers, as well as starting points for the squads.

Each round the player order varies individual armed units to eliminate the enemy squad, protect and escort the hostage. In multiplayer mode there are last-man-standing deathmatch, area protection and hostage extraction.

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With that said on each turn, the players commands the soldier to a specific way point, you can set the direction the soldier is facing, as well as how the soldier aim, and shoot.

Once all the players are happy and commit to their action, watch how everything play out.

Dr. Evil seal of approval.

Frozen Synapse Red

Frozen Synapse Red is an expansion pack that was released on May 29th 2012, they added co-op gameplay for the single player campaign (human vs AI) as well as 15 new single player campaign missions, new multiplayer game mode, new riot shield unit, 10 new single player challenge missions as well as many other features.

Where can I get Frozen Synapse?

Frozen Synapse is available on iPad, Google play, Steam (Windows, Mac & Linux compatible!), as well as their main website.

Frozen Synapse Coupon

Now if you made it all the way down to here, I have a 33% off coupon for Frozen Synapse for 1 of you, and the Frozen Synapse game on Steam for the other.

I will also give you 2 of my favorite emoticons on Steam. Mr. Boom Boom & Mr. Derp Tank~

Mr. Boom Boom & Mr. Derp Tank

I know *pshh* it isn’t much right? But hey it helps, and it’s a free game! This is my first give-away and hopefully to bring you many more in the future. The Coupon is good till July 30th, I will be randomly picking 2 winners (1st and 2nd) on July 27th (Saturday) using Random.org 

One person is getting the game and the 2 emoticons and the second person is getting the coupon!

Rules Are Simple

  • Follow my Blog
  • Subscribe to both Active Variety & Cleamie on YouTube
  • Must have a Steam account
  • Leave a comment below with your Steam ID or add me on Steam if you have a common Steam ID name

Thank you all for reading as always, any questions, suggestions, feedback, or criticism contact me in the contact page!

Cleamie’s Music Festival/Event Survival Guide

So this is kind of off topic but on the subject of survival guides.. I thought it’ll be kind of cool to make a series of survival guides. Off topic and on topic of gaming. This just happens to be an off-topic one. If you missed my previous survival guide you can clickety-click here for Steam Summer Sale Survival Guide.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo by Marco Torres

Like many of you music lovers, I love going to music festivals, events, shows and concerts and have been going to them for about 6 years now mainly EDM ones, today I’d like to share some tips and tricks I learned over the years, I’ll keep it short to rave/event standards. Let’s jump in shall we?

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1.) Wear Comfortable Footwear!

  • Remember to wear comfortable footwear while going to bigger events like Electric Daisy Carnival or Hard Summer, not all events have even terrain and floor, I know you ladies like to look sexy in heels but I’ve seen plenty of girls tripping all over the place or end up taking off their heels at the end of the night, that’s not very attractive..

Drawstring Pack

2.) Fanny Pack, Drawstring Packs, or Small Shoulder Bags.

  • They’re cheap and small usually meets the 10×10 or 12×12 guidelines of big events.
  • Keep all your belongings in one place and easy to grab, it’s also approve by all the events, sometimes I have gotten in with fluffy backpacks before but not always.

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3.) Extended Cellphone Battery

  • If you’re going to be taking pics and recording videos on your cellphone better bring a extended cellphone charger!

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4.) Walkie Talkies

  • Always bring walkie talkie, good luck getting service at big events, invest in a good walkie talkie with more private channels that way you don’t have other people talking in your channel and getting mixed up.
  • The one we got is the Midland GXT1000VP4 works great!

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5.) Stay Hydrated

  • First thing I always do is purchase a bottle of water when I enter. It’s important to stay hydrated because of all the fluids and sweat you’ll lose over the course of time from dancing. If you’re going to be drinking, alcohol is a diuretic so it’s important to keep hydrated.

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6.) Sealed Packs of Gum

  • Never know when you need some gum! Be nice and share with others!

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7.) Sealed ChapStick/Lip Balm

  • Especially in hot summer time when your lips tends to get chapped. 

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8.) IMPORTANT: Toilet Paper!

  • You’ll thank me later! Bring some toilet paper, not only for yourself but you will never know what to expect when you open those doors to the dreadful port-a potties.
  • Plus there are plenty of other uses for toilet paper it’s a no-brainer..

Hand Sanitizer

9.) Sealed Hand Sanitizer or Wet Wipes

  • Touched something icky? Or ate some messy festival food? You got that covered!
  • Not all events let you in with them but usually they sell them at their general store.

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10.) P.L.U.R.R, Good Vibes, and Smile!

  • Peace, Love, Unity, Respect and Responsibility, most people don’t use the extra R in there but Cleamie does! Remember to rage responsibly ♥ !
  • Good vibes and smile, you came to have fun and experience an incredible experience with many other music lovers! It is the place to let your stress go at least for the day.

You made it through! Have a cookie!

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Question: What is your favorite music festival or concert that you’ve been to?

Hope you guys enjoyed reading that as much as I enjoy writing it. Maybe I should post a music festival port-a potty survival guide huh? Hahah Leave any suggestions, advice and criticism as always. Remember: Rave responsibly!

Left 4 Dead 2: Dniepr Ep. 4 and Left 4 Dead Trading Cards? Yes, Please!

Left 4 Dead Zoey

This is episode 4 of Left 4 Dead 2’s custom map Dniepr on Active Variety, overall Nick and I enjoyed the custom map, I was afraid it might be short like most of the other custom maps but it was a good decent length.

Did you know Left 4 Dead have their own trading card game over Steam? If you are in the beta you can view them in your profile, you will receive 4 cards for owning Left 4 Dead 2, there are 8 cards total. To complete 8 cards you will need to trade with friends or even just people you come across. Hey, another way to meet new people right?

When you complete collecting all 8 you can craft it into a badge and earn emoticon item, profile background, chance to get a discount coupon, and 100 experience points for your steam level.

How do you guys feel about trading card games? It reminds me of back in the days when people used to trade Pokemon cards or Magic cards.

Will be glad to do more Left 4 Dead videos when we get back 🙂 we might do more custom maps or default maps in expert mode. Will take any suggestions of what other games to play multiplayer or single players as usual.

BLARG on another note.. Cleamie’s brain isn’t working at the moment, having to wake up super early to do inventory at work and so much to do for the past week very overwhelming will send my love to you all this weekend 🙂 On hour 21 of being awake. Goodnight all have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Cleamie’s Top 5 Most Anticipated Games

Hello Internet, I want to share with you guys the Top 5 Games I want to get that is coming out on Q3 and Q4 of 2013.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us

Zombies enough said. Of course there will at least be one zombie (or infected) game that I’m looking forward to every year.

The Last of Us is from the developer Naughty Dog who also developed games like Uncharted and Crash Bandicoot. The Last of Us takes place in the year 2033 a post apocalyptic urban environment in the United States, you play as Joel traveling to find a friendly resistance camp with Ellie, but on the way you will encounter the infected as well as hostile humans.

When the game was revealed at the end of 2011 I was pumped to see how the gameplay was going to be like and the plot also looks amazing.

The Last of Us is coming out in a few days on PS3, June 14th 2013 Worldwide and June 20th 2013 in Japan. I really wish it would come out on PC as well 😦

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4

Not going to start on the Call of Duty vs Battlefield argument, sorry Call of Duty fans but Battlefield wins my heart. The environmental destruction, the community, the weapons, the gameplay every little things down to the pebbles slightly damaging you I love.

Battlefield 4 is the 13th installment of the Battlefield series, as if Battlefield 3 wasn’t amazing enough Battlefield 4 push it to the next level have you seen the E3 Multiplayer Gameplay yet? If not, Cleamie got ya 😛 Got a box of tissues? You’ll need it.

Comon now guys, there isn’t anything you can put into words that’ll describe how amazingly awesome that is :p I think it’s time for me to go No-Life on Battlefield 3 before Battlefield 4 comes out. Even though I strongly dislike Origin it’s not enough for me to not get the game cause it’s on Origin.

Battlefield 4 will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 29th 2013 in North America, October 31st 2013 in Australia, November 1st 2013 in Europe. Electronic Arts and DICE are expected to release on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.

Grand Theft Auto V

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I’m sure you all know the popular game series call Grand Theft Auto, there are just so much things to do in an open world game. Well guess what, Grand Theft Auto V is going to base on the modern day Los Angeles and Southern California (shout out to all my Californians :P)

Grand Theft Auto V‘s world is going to be bigger than the worlds of Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV combined. Grand Theft Auto V’s single player story is going to be a little different, it’s going to be told through 3 player controlled protagonists, Michael, Trevor and Franklin, you can switch between them as they work together to accomplish an objective, outside of missions you’re free to swap between characters and explore the game’s open world. Added a bunch of different activities to do besides fucking around, stealing cars, killing innocents, running from cops, going to strip clubs you can now go scuba diving, jet skiing, tennis, and say whaaaa YOGA! Nothing better than seeing man doing yoga together right? lol

Grand Theft Auto 5

Rockstar Games never let me down with their single player story, they added so much they to this upcoming Grand Theft Auto V game, needless to say I’m really looking forward to it. It’s schedule to come out on Sept. 17th 2013 Xbox 360 and PS3. Delay is to be expected usually, they have not announced the release date for PC yet 😦 *SAD FACE*

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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I don’t know about you guys but playing the Assassin’s Creed series it always makes me feel like a bad ass jumping roof to roof and assassinating people left and right.

Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag is the 6th major installment of the Assassin’s Creed series, sequel to the 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III. Assassin’s Creed is also known for it’s historical action adventure open world game style.

In Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag You will play as an assassin Edward Kenway who is also a notorious pirate and privateer operating during the Golden Age of Piracy, the story is set in the Caribbean. It’s said that in Assassins Creed IV you will have a more of a open world feel, you will encounter jungles, forts, ruins and small villages. The player can engage, board and capture passing ships and swim to nearby beaches. You will also be able to hunt on land and harpoon in the water.

Here is a gameplay demo from E3 yesterday

How cool would it be to be a pirate right? Could this be the best Assassin’s Creed yet?

Assassins Creed IV: Black Flags will be coming to PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U on Oct. 29th in U.S, Oct. 31st in AU, and Nov. 1 in EU. It will also be available on PS4 and Xbox One in the future.

Lost Planet 3

Lost Planet 3

Last but not least we got Lost Planet 3, despite the fact that the game is probably a little bit more enjoyable on a console I still enjoyed playing it on a PC.  The third person shooter aspect of the game was fun, gigantic aliens and gigantic mechs is just an icing  ontop.

Lost Planet 3 takes place long before Lost Planet: Extreme Condition and Lost Planet 2 during the time of the first few human colonists on E.D.N. III sent there by NEVEC. The game does not feature militarized VS bipedal mechs like previous Lost Planet games, and instead features mechs that are the predecessors of VS mechs, Rigs aren’t armed with weapons but instead they’re armed with drills and claw arms for mining. It’s said that this Lost Planet will be more story driven than the previous one.

I’m looking forward to seeing how the stories all ties together for Lost Planet, Lost Planet 2’s story line was kind of hard to follow so I’m excited to see a more story driven Lost Planet this time.

Lost Planet 3 is coming out on Aug. 27th 2013 in the U.S. Aug. 30th 2013 in EU. Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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So my question to you is simple.. What games are you looking forward to and why? Looking forward to seeing what games you guys are waiting for! As always leave feedbacks, suggestions and criticisms always welcome!

Yes I know Left 4 Dead video is long over due! 😦

Funny picture of Snake running away with a box of BF4 credits goes to: SkeeTls.

Update: The end of the PC Rage

Hope you guys are having a great Memorial Day weekend! Just want to give you guys a quick little update on what’s going on.

The down side of fixing or building your own PC is the problems you might run into, I don’t know about you guys but whenever I fix a problem another one pops up, bad luck Cleamie huh?

Patrick Smashing PC

The good news is I got my computer up and running after 4-5 days of frustration, wanting to go “Cleamiiiie SMASH!” and turn into She-Hulk and I may have a little bit. I ended up reformatting all my hard drives and re-install windows 7 because a lot of my files were corrupted anyways after fixing it the first time.

It is always hard reformatting, my heart sunk a little after reformatting.. But hey fresh new start right?

I just got to download all the games while I’m sleeping and working and set up templates for video rendering and good to go again! Don’t lose hope on me yet!

ThumbsUp Sneaky little Super Meat Boy 😉

Update: I will be more active on Twitter so follow me on there if you would like for quick little updates!