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A tl;dr Haiku Reprogram the world! Glitch out and erase progress! What am I doing?   I don’t even know anymore. I thought I had a grip on what was going on, but I didn’t. One second, things were going fine: running around, solving puzzles, messing with the rise and fall of the sun and moon – adventure stuff. Then nothing makes sense any more. Turtles, turtles EVERYWHERE; incomprehensible squiggles of madness which burrow into my brain like alien parasites; contradictions of universal laws dislodge me from time, sending me in a harrowing spiral of terror deep into the past. Yet, I still know the author of this madness. I should have seen it coming from Double Fine Productions. They’ve created a monster. And it goes by the name of Hack ‘n’ Slash.   Gameplay 8.5 / 10 Hack ‘n’ Slash is an adventure game. Well, a puzzle game. Actually, ...

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Conversation Piece: What Draws You to the MOBA Style of Games?

Something new we’re doing with Train Wreck called Conversation Piece.  It gives you a chance to discuss something we find interesting.  This week’s Conversation Piece: What draws you to the MOBA style of games?  In the comments below tell us what your thoughts are on the topic.

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Microsoft’s Mojang

We are back and more than opinionated than ever. Twonk Hammer has moved into a new age, the age of Train Wreck Gaming.  Anyone who remembers my writing from Twonk Hammer will remember in general I am not very opinionated or irate. There were subjects, however, that will bring my blood to a boil. For my first Train Wreck article I have found a subject that does exactly that. Earlier this week it was reported; Microsoft offered 2.5 billion to  acquire  Mojang, the studio behind Minecraft. This royally pisses me off. Before going too far into this let me be clear. I am not mad at Microsoft. This is what Microsoft does. They throw insane amounts of money at companies, both large and and small for products they think will further expand their brand, much like they did with Skype. I expect this from them. No that’s fine Microsoft… do ...

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The Timeline and a Few Other Things

Now that Train Wreck is finally online.  Let me give you the rundown of what’s going to happen with some rough scheduling.  Most of you that follow us do so for our podcasts.  As you know Road is still running TOROcast and TESOcast. As of right now I do not have any confirmation on whether or not he will be joining the Train Wreck staff.  We do want him, its just a matter of when since his schedule is pretty full. If all goes as planned the new Train Wreck podcast should start on the 28th.  It will be a weekly show recorded mid morning on the East coast and will be available live on either a fresh Train Wreck Twitch account or TwonkHammer’s Twitch account, regardless it will be available live.  Later that day it will be available for download.  Depending on my schedule for Sunday which can be ...

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Seven Long Months

Hello everyone!  Welcome to Train Wreck Gaming, a Twonk Hammer Entertainment, LLC. brand. Its been a long time coming, with many many setbacks and finally we are going live.  Well sort of we’re calling this launch our “soft launch”.  While we work on the site to finalize a few things, and clean up some of the problems that may arise. Seven months ago, I made the conscience decision to close the doors on The Ban Hammer podcast and respectively TwonkHammer.com.  We were in the middle of attempting to do a 30 days of podcasting stint, however, turn after turn we were met with many problems.  I took all the problems we kept running into, stepped back, and decided it was time for a break from podcasting, worrying about websites, worrying about whether a stream was running etc.  That break, was only supposed to last a month… Instead it was seven ...

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Puzzles and Lawyers — Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright

A tl;dr Haiku Puzzles and court dates Also: swords and flaming pits. Magic? Sure. Why not?   First and foremost, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, a text-based adventure puzzle game developed by Level-5 and Capcom, gets a silver star for having such an unnecessarily long title that still manages to fit on the box. Good job. It also gets the Sunrise Daisy award: something I just made up to describe the games that keep me up until 4 am playing when all I really want is a good breaking point but can’t find one so I keep playing and end up only getting two hours of sleep.   Gameplay 8.5 / 10 Layton vs. Wright is a crossover game, both in characters and gameplay. The adventuring segment involves walking around a town, talking to people, and having those people thrust arbitrary puzzles in my face. Solving random puzzles, ...

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