Episode 84 - Dark Souls
This week on the BFF Report, Mike B gets a last minute assignment change to cover Dark Souls. He doesn't seem too stoked about it..

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138BFF Report - Ep 138 - PanzarPanzar is a free-to-play, team-based, third-person action game in the spirit of modern competitive multiplayer games.137BFF Report - Ep 137 - Shootmania StormShootMania the FPS “Powered By Players” ShootMania Storm is revolutionizing the multiplayer FPS by adding a community dimension and unlimited replayability. Developed by the Nadeo studio, renowned for community racing game, TrackMania, ShootMania Storm boasts quick-fire matches and epic battles, where only your talent will distinguish...136BFF Report - Ep 136 - DefianceJoin the futuristic online open-world shooter where thousands of players scour a transformed Earth competing for alien technology. Hunt alone or with others as you improve your skills and level up, unlocking powerful weapons that will help you survive the massive battles that await.135BFF Report - Ep 135 - BioShock InfiniteA first person shooter set in 1912 where players assume the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission.134BFF Report - Ep 134 - Trials Evolution Gold (PC)Trials Evolution: Gold Edition marks the Trials franchise’s triumphant return to the PC gaming platform. RedLynx’s signature franchise, the Trials series first made its mark in gaming with the 2008 release of Trials 2 SE for the PC.133BFF Report - Ep 133 - Tomb RaiderTomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.132BFF Report - Ep 132 - Age of WushuMike B takes a look at the latest action sandbox MMORPG from Snail Games, Age of Wushu.131BFF Report - Ep 131 - Crysis 3Crysis 3! Use the enhanced Nanosuit to Assess, Adapt, and Attack every situation and experience tactical freedom.. or.. you know.. just use stealth and bow it up for 8 hours.130BFF Report - Ep 130 - Path of ExileAre we ready for yet another ARPG? Well, Path of Exile from Grinding Gear Games just went open beta and Mike B is here to give us the breakdown.129BFF Report - Ep 129 - Warframe BetaMike B jumps into closed beta for the space-ninja PVE shooter from Digital Extremes, Warframe.128BFF Report - Ep 128 - Top 5 Most Controversial Games of 2012Mike B wraps the Top 5 Most Controversial Games of 2012, did your favorite game make the list?127BFF Report - Ep 127 - Turtle Beach SpecialMike B showcases the Turtle Beach 2012 headset line.. just in time for Christmas!126BFF Report - Ep 126 - Planetside 2Mike B revisits Planetside 2 post-launch to review the current state of the game and to give us his thoughts on the game's cash shop.125BFF Report - Ep 125 - HawkenMike B takes a look at the fast paced Mech FPS, Hawken, in today's BFF Report.124BFF Report - Ep 124 - Natural Selection 2The highly anticipated indie title, Natural Selection 2, blends RTS and FPS in a way not seen in many franchises. Did it pull it off?123BFF Report - Ep 123 - Happy WarsMike B takes a look at the first free-to-play game released on the XBox Live Arcade in this week's BFF Report.122BFF Report - Ep 122 - Torchlight 2Today on the BFF Report, Mike B checks out the latest installment in the Torchlight series and shows you how modding done right can give a game endless replay value.121BFF Report - Ep 121 - RavagedMike B takes a look at the post apocalyptic shooter, Ravaged. Funded by Kickstarter and developed by indie studio 2 Dawn Games, Ravaged brings chaotic and skill based gameplay to the FPS genre.120BFF Report - Ep 120 - Planetside 2 Beta ImpressionsMike B gives us his initial impressions and brief general overview of some of the mechanics and functions of Planetside 2.119BFF Report - Ep 119 - Gunnar GlassesMike B takes a look at, or rather, through Gunnar's Technology Eyewear. Do they deliver on the hype that surrounds them?118BFF Report - Ep 118 - AirMechMike B takes a look at the latest RTS/MOBA/Action Shooter hybrid, AirMech, and tries to pinpoint why it's yet to take off.117BFF Report - Ep 117 - Bullet RunMike B takes a look at the latest free to play shooter from SOE, Bullet Run.116BFF Report - Ep 116 - The Secret World (Part 2)In the second and final part of his coverage of The Secret World, Mike B takes a look at PvP, missions, and the dangers of wild goose chases?115BFF Report - Ep 115 - The Secret WorldThis week on the BFF Report, Mike B gets a good look at the mysterious universe of Funcom's The Secret World.114BFF Report - Ep 114 - DrakensangThis week on the BFF Report, Mike B takes a look at the latest browser based free to play massively multiplayer online action role playing game from Bigpoint, Drakensang.113BFF Report - Ep 113 - Quantum ConundrumMike B takes a look at Quantum Conundrum, the latest from Portal creator, Kim Swift.112BFF Report - Ep 112 - SMITEHi-Rez is taking on the MOBA genre by fusing the familiar feel of a third person RPG and the gameplay functions of the action RTS. Mike B takes the challenge to see if this combination will work in today's BFF Report.111BFF Report - Ep 111 - KraterPer the fans request, Mike B takes a look at the post-apoc squad based action role playing dungeon crawler (PASBARPDC for short), Krater.110BFF Report - Ep 110 - ARMA 2: DayZ modThis week, Mike B takes a closer look at the hottest mod out for ARMA 2, DayZ.109BFF Report - Ep 109 - Portal 2 Community MapsMike B may be on vacation, but that doesn't mean work stops! Today's BFF Report is covering the latest addon to Portal 2 community which allows the players to create their own puzzles.. you know what? Just watch..108BFF Report - Ep 108 - Family Guy OnlineEvery so often an interesting case comes across the desk of Senior Vice Detective of Internal Operations and Current Affairs Echelon Spec 7 Mike B, and Family Guy Online certainly qualifies itself as a game that might just be hitting all the right points..107BFF Report - Ep 107 - Trials EvolutionThis week Mike B takes a look at the latest couch console commander title, Trials Evolution. With the undeniably insane track customization and irresistible replay value, is there any question that this game is worth the $15?106BFF Report - Ep 106 - TERA OnlineThe highly controversial game from Korea's Bluehole Studio has made it's way around the world courtesy of En Masse Entertainment and Frogster. Our own Mike B has spent the past few months in various betas collecting more information than he could squeeze into today's massive 25 minute BFF Report. Does TERA make the cut?105BFF Report - Ep 105 - Legend of GrimrockLegend of Grimrock is bringing back the funk with it's true-to-origin dungeon crawler design. For all the fans of Might and Magic, Eye of the Beholder and that one person who played Scarab of Ra, this game might be the throwback you were looking for.104BFF Report - Ep 104 - WoW MoP: Pandas, Pandas EverywhereThis week Mike B takes an extended look at some of what is in store for players with the next expansion for World of Warcraft, Mists of Pandaria.103BFF Report - Ep 103 - Modern Combat 3 (Mobile MW3)Gameloft, the creators of Order and Chaos (Mobile MMORPG), have set a pretty high bar with their entry into the mobile FPS market, Modern Combat 3. Mike B gives us a breakdown of the mechanics and features available in this impressive app.102BFF Report - Ep 102 - Realm of the Mad GodWith its recent Steam debut, Realm of the Mad God is making headway in the mainstream. Mike B takes a look through it see if its worth a click.101BFF Report - Ep 101 - Mass Effect 3 Co-opWe all knew that there would be a co-op system included in Mass Effect 3, but what we didn't know was the amount of depth and progression that was going to be included. Even Mass Effect franchise fan Mike B was a skeptic, as the game had always thrived on it's single player elements. So, this week on the BFF Report, our host will be covering several of the backend elements as well as the combat system changes that Bioware will be bringing us come the 6th.100BFF Report - Ep 100 - Guild Wars 2The NDA has dropped, the green flag goes up, and Mike B delivers with his 100th episode of the BFF Report! Today he gives us two shows worth of content on Arenanet's Guild Wars 2!99BFF Report - Ep 99 - RIFT Mobile App + Valentine's Day SpecialThis week on the BFF Report, Mike B takes a look at the new RIFT Mobile App and then hops in-game to marry some guy to support TRION's entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.98BFF Report - Ep 98 - Turtle Beach Earforce z6a HeadsetHaving never done a BFF Report on a piece of hardware, Mike B gives a BFF style review of the latest tech from Turtle Beach, the Earforce z6a headset.97BFF Report - Ep 97 - Kingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningThis week on the BFF Report, Mike B takes a run through Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning.96BFF Report - Ep 96 - Trine 2This week on the BFF Report, Mike B takes a look at the latest puzzle/platformer from Frozenbyte, Trine 2.95BFF Report - Top 5 Most Controversial Games of 2011Mike B aka Fony wraps up 2011 with his list of the most controversial games of the year! You may be surprised to see who made the list and more importantly, why!94BFF Report - Ep 94 - RIP Lego UniverseFrom time to time Mike B will take a look at an older game in the MMO genre, but this week we have, what was previously, a shelved episode for the soon to be shelved game, Lego Universe.93BFF Report - Ep 93 - RIFT Holiday EventsThis week Mike B is tasked with exploring the Fae Yule holiday events in RIFT.92BFF Report - Ep 92 - Star Wars: The Old Republic (part 3)This week on the BFF Report, Mike B takes a final look at Bioware's first MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic. The focus of this episode will be PvP and Warzones.91BFF Report - Ep 91 - Star Wars: The Old Republic (part 2)Mike B is back to continue his coverage of the upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. This week, he focuses on flashpoints and reflects back on his thoughts on questing.90BFF Report - Ep 90 - Star Wars: The Old Republic (part 1)The most anticipated MMO of 2011 is finally here, and our own Mike B aka Fony is here to break down his adventures in beta for us.89BFF Report - Ep 89 - Tribes Ascend (Beta)This week on the BFF Report, Mike B takes a look at the latest from Hi-Rez, Tribes: Ascend. Yes, THAT Tribes.88BFF Report - Ep 88 - DOTA 2 PreviewThis week, Mike B takes a look at Valve's latest contribution to the MOBA market, DOTA 2.87Episode 87 - WoW 4.3 PreviewThis week on the BFF Report, Mike B takes a brief look at some of the new features/dungeons coming in 4.3!86BFF Report - Ep 86 - Mists of John MaddenHours away from heading out to Blizzcon, Mike B takes a moment to speculate on the latest "leaks" regarding the next World of Warcraft expansion..85Episode 85 - Orcs Must Die!Orcs Must Die is the latest in a short line of action tower defense games, and Mike B is here to break it down in this week's BFF Report.84Episode 84 - Dark SoulsThis week on the BFF Report, Mike B gets a last minute assignment change to cover Dark Souls. He doesn't seem too stoked about it..83Episode 83 - League of Legends (Dominion)This week on the BFF Report, Mike B takes a look at League of Legends and their latest game mode, Dominion.82Episode 82 - Diablo 3 BetaMike B has managed to get into the Diablo 3 beta and has put together a brief overview of some of the systems currently in place. He also discovers what he considers some rather curious design flaws involving the new stat/skill system and, in true BFF Report format, demonstrates them accordingly.81Episode 81 - Quick Guide to Minecraft 1.8With 1.8 dropping at the last second, Mike B drops everything to give us a quick guide to some of the many changes that went in. He also points out a few engine changes that could have adverse effects on some of you miners..80Episode 80 - Minecraft Inspired GamesThis week on the BFF Report, Mike B takes a look at the handful of available voxel-based sandbox, or "Minecraft inspired," titles currently available on the XBOX Indie Arcade.79Episode 79 - From DustIn this week's BFF Report, Mike B aka Fony takes a look at the Ubisoft's controversial release, From Dust.78Episode 78 - Gamescom 2011Gamescom 2011 is all the talk this week, and Mike B is going to breakdown some of highlights from the event thus far.77Episode 77 - Cthulhu Saves the WorldWhat is this 16bit throwback JRPG parody game doing in my stream? Well, according to Mike B, this is the hottest thing for less than a Big Gulp/corndog combo on the market right now..76Episode 76 - Rusty HeartsThis week on the BFF Report, Mike B checks out Rusty Hearts, a Beat'em Up MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment.75Episode 75 - Dragon NestThis week Mike B gives a first impressions look at the latest MMO from Nexon.74Episode 74 - Age of Conan: UnchainedIn this week's BFF Report, Mike B takes a look at the newest edition to the converted-to-F2P family, Age of Conan: Unchained.73Episode 73 - APB ReloadedThis week on the BFF Report, Mike B takes another look at the newly relaunched (beta) APB Reloaded.72Episode 72 - Team Fortress 2Team Fortress 2 is the latest F2P conversion in the Massively Multiplayer Online Hat Collection Game genre... I don't even think I need to finish this description after that, tbh.71Episode 71 - Duke Nukem ForeverThe reviews for DNF are rolling in and, for the most part, it's not good. Expecting a less than stellar release, Mike B gets his hands on the game to break down what exactly went wrong, what managed to work, and then shows us it's predecessor to draw comparisons.70Episode 70 - WoW 4.2: FirelandsThe 'big' 4.2 is right around the corner and Mike B aka Fony is here to provide us with a guide to some of the newest questlines and PvP changes.69Episode 69 - The Witcher 2In this week's BFF Report, our host breaks down the latest hack n' slash RPG, The Witcher 2. Attempting to keep the review of the M rated game as close to PG-13 as possible, he's able to give an in-depth assessment of the many unassuming assets associated with the carefully assembled assault of assorted assailants.68Episode 68 - L.A. NoireIn true BFFR fashion, Mike B steps into the latest release from Rockstar Games and pokes around the edges to see what makes this game 1940's open world adventure work, and what doesn't. (Mild) Spoilers incoming!67Episode 67 - Spiral KnightsSpiral Knights is a recently released java based hack n' slash/dungeon crawler. And while it wouldn't normally be something on Mike B's radar, you, the viewers sent in an overwhelming number of requests for an episode covering this latest installment from Three Rings and Sega.66Episode 66 - Order & Chaos (iPad MMO)Having recently rigged his iPad for outbound recording, Mike B jumps right into the latest MMORPG offerings from the mobile world, Order & Chaos. It has been mentioned by many forum-goers that this game feels 'inspired by' World of Warcraft, but do those observations have any merit? Watch and decide for yourself...65Episode 65 - RequiemIn today's episode of the BFF Report, Mike B takes a look at a game that's been passed around more than.. well lets just say it has a mature rating and go from there.64Episode 64 - Portal 2The game that started off as a simple Half-Life 2 mod and earned its way to Game of the Year 2007 has just released it's follow up, Portal 2. In today's BFF Report, Mike B shows us some of the newest additions to the game, with focus primarily on the games biggest feature, co-op.63Episode 63 - Black ProphecyIn this episode of the BFF Report, Mike B takes a look at the latest F2P installment from Gamigo Games, Black Prophecy. The action MMORPG focuses focuses on space combat and little else, but does it have enough to maintain a solid footing against other contenders for the space MMO genre? ;62Episode 62 - Mass Effect 2: The ArrivalBioware's Mass Effect 2 has bestowed upon us it's final piece of DLC. "The Arrival" is said to be the bridge between this and the upcoming third installment in the franchise, Mass Effect 3. Is it a worthy cap to this award winning game? Let's find out...61Episode 61 - DarksporeMaxis has taken it's Spore brainstorming sketchbook and developed their co-op action-RPG title, Darkspore. At a glance it may feel like other titles currently on the market, is it though? Mike B brings us the full report... ;60Episode 60 - Gods and HeroesIt's not often you see a full blown Roman mythology based MMORPG, and Mike B seems to think that this is the angle Heatwave Interactive is going for. But, with the inclusion of old fiction and magic, wouldn't this go into the 'Fantasy MMO' bucket? With the game still in beta, Mike B dives in to see if G&H has what it takes to compete in today's crowded MMO market.59Episode 59 - EverquestIn the first special edition "classic" BFF Report, Mike B aka Fony takes us on a trip through the original Everquest. ;58Episode 58 - WoW - Zul'Gurub 2.0The first chunk of 4.1 is on the PTR and with it comes Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman. These two classic dungeons have been retooled for Cataclysm, and Fony has managed to check out the first of the two available for testing, ZG. Is this just another case of rehashing content to fill space? Watch and find out..57Episode 57 - Battlestar Galactica OnlineSeveral years ago, a guy with too much time on his hands successfully coded Quake to work within any Java enabled browser. Up to that point, the most impressive games "playable at work" ranged from N-Game to Farmville. Bigpoint is hoping to raise the bar even higher with their upcoming release, Battlestar Galactica Online. Did they pull it off?56Episode 56 - RIFT (Dungeon Guide)In the third installment of the BFF Report's coverage of Trion's debut title, Mike B gives us a walkthrough style first look at the first 3 dungeons available in RIFT. Are you RIFTing br0?55Episode 55 - StarCraft 2 Custom MapsWhat do you get when you mix Bejeweled, Left4Dead, Iron Chef, and a ChinHawk with Starcraft 2? A pretty sweet set of official custom maps and today's episode of the BFF Report!54Episode 54 - RIFT: Warfronts (PVP)Player vs. player combat in any MMO is a complicated system to balance for developers. Besides the various character classes, there is the meticulous, and crucial element of the board itself in which the combat takes place. In today's episode, Mike B gives us the run down on RIFT's own PvP battleground system: Warfronts.53Episode 53 - DC Universe Online (part 2)In the highly anticipated follow up to part 1 of Mike B's DC Universe Online coverage, we get an in depth look at the game's various facets of gameplay: questing, pvp, co-op instances, and.. Black Dynamite?52Episode 52 - RIFT (part 1)In today's episode of the BFF Report, Mike B gives us the basics on how to get going in the world of Telara. With RIFT scheduled for release on March 1st, 2011, there is plenty of time to get as much information out there as possible, and it seems that Fony is planning on doing just that. Is RIFT on your radar?51Episode 51 - DC Universe OnlineWe are quickly approaching DC Universe Online's release date, and luckily Mike B was able to get into the beta to get the full report! What's that? It's not a full report? What happ...uh oh..50Episode 50 - Top 5 Controversial Games of 2010Fifty episodes of the BFF Report and it just happens to arrive just in time for a good ol' 2010 wrap up! In today's episode, Mike B goes over some of the games he's reviewed in the past and picks out some of the most controversial pieces in this year capping countdown. Did your favorite make the list?49Episode 49 - Bloodline ChampionsIn this week's episode of the BFF Report, Mike B takes a closer look at one of the more unique additions to the Massively Online Battle Arena genre, Bloodline Champions. Will the latest from Funcom provide the twist that gamers are looking for in a genre with such deep running roots? Does Mike B really do the show with no pants on? Watch and find out...48Episode 48 - Cataclysm - Beyond 80 (part 2)Last week Mike B brought you coverage of one of the newest Cataclysm zones, Vashj'ir. This week, he brings you highlights from his journey through the center of the world (of Warcraft), Deepholm. Yes, there will be more Neverending Story references, but we can blame Blizzard for that. ;47Episode 47 - Cataclysm - Beyond 80 (part 1)The Shattering is live, and Old Blanchy is dead. Millions of players in Azeroth are adapting to the world reshaped by the black wyrm, Deathwing. The ability to experience the new leveling zones, previously covered in the BFF Report, is available for play, but what about what lies beyond the cap? ;46Episode 46 - Cataclysm - Horde Starting ZonesFollowing up on last week's Alliance starting zone review, Fony has delivered a shiny new BFF Report FOR THE HORDE (cwutidid?). In this episode, we get the inside scoop on each race, some funky beta bugs and the best FREE companion pet.. Darnell. ;45Episode 45 - Cataclysm - Alliance Starting ZonesWe know that the decision to re-roll is a tough one, and unless there's an OP racial involved, or some shiny new race, having to grind through the same old content is rough. The expansion is a month out, the leveling experience has been almost completely revamped, but where do you start? Thankfully Mike B is here to do all the grunt work and assist you in making that decision..44Episode 44 - World of TanksOn his way out to BlizzCon 2010, Fony was kind enough to drop us this week's BFF Report covering WORLD OF TANKS. He got a chance to sample some of the vehicle classes and also breaks down the gameplay and progression aspect for us. Does this game deliver in the "OMGFREAKINTANKSWOOO" department? Yes, but does it deliver in fun and replayability? Let's find out...43Episode 43 - WoW 4.0.1Fresh off the GDC boat, Fony is slammed with the sudden release of 4.0.1 on the live servers. So, to help you prepare for Cataclysm, he has put together a video checklist of some of the basic changes that have been implemented. He also brings to light some of the gameplay oddities that this patch has introduced, points out unintended symbolism, and does it all while making a sandwich.42Episode 42 - Warhammer OnlineWarhammer Online is largely considered the premiere PvP oriented MMO amongst players in the genre. Having recently hit it's 2 year mark, and per your suggestions, Mike B utilizes the game's "Endless Free Trial" feature to bring back his thoughts on Mythic's take on the Warhammer IP. After two years, does this game still deliver? Let's find out...41Episode 41 - Final Fantasy XIVSquare Enix's latest creation could quite possibly be the most polarizing release in recent MMO history. However, love it or hate it, the Final Fantasy lineage has a devoted following, and then there's Mike B. It's no secret that he is not the biggest fan of XIV, but with the NDA lifted, we finally get to see if he has good reason.40Episode 40 - Lord of the Rings Online (F2P)Several subscription based games have been making the switch to the free-to-play model recently, LotRO being one of them. Unfortunately for Mike B, he wasn't able to experience (afford) the game during it's sub-days, but there really couldn't be a better time to jump into some nasty hairy flip-flops and take on Middle Earth. Let's see what he thought...39Episode 39 - MineCraft (Alpha)Most of the time when games go to open beta, the NDA takes a walk. Unfortunately, this was not the case this week with Square Enix's latest release, Final Fantasy XIV. As a last minute request, and with the assistance from a fan, Mike B was able to jump into the latest buzz-worthy game, MineCraft. Could this game be the next massively successful independent IP to hit the underground? You tell us!

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Dark Souls Co-op
# Oct 08 2011 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
Hey buddy,

I would really appreciate a BFF report on Dark Souls co-op feature and please tell the world what you think. Now just to give you a heads up their are some conditions that need to be met in order for co-op to work properly, and here is a link to show you exactly what they are......http://www.co-optimus.com/article/6965/co-op-rant-dark-souls-server-co-op-debacle.html. Now if you have played demons soul you will be SOMEWHAT familiar to how this works but if you've never played demons soul that's ok. I would really like a BFF report about this is because Namco and/or Fromsoft (whoever was in charge of the multiplayer design aspect of this game) totally FAILED and I also would really like your opinion on this. Thanks for listening Mike
rise of immortals
# Oct 08 2011 at 5:24 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
can u do a bff report on rise of immortals next, its a dota style game ;o
lock on
# Oct 07 2011 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
20 posts
that lock on system is exactly like FFXI. So, it's a norm for JP games like this one? Btw, you are supposed to avoid attacks, not let your stamina drain by blocking heavy attack chains until your health starts taking the damage.
Nailed It.
# Oct 06 2011 at 9:38 PM Rating: Good
Unforkgettable
*****
13,246 posts
"Do do do... GIGANTIC BOWLING BALL TO THE FACE" describes this game perfectly. Smiley: lol
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Fony crushing my dreams once more
# Oct 06 2011 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Darksoul hipster backgammon club would be the greatest club ever. just saying
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