Cyberpunk 2077 Good or Bad?

Overview:

Currently ongoing with its current standpoint with it’s release being so anticipated, and all those Rockstar’s to earn $1 Xbox codes for each can really amp me up for a Cyberpunk launch. Immediately I bought the game just days after the release. My first thought was how is it possible to release such a game with this much hype and not follow through with what’s expected. If you thought the same, well you are in deep hyper ego train thought process. On to the question, is it good or bad? There may not be a real answer to that due to in game mechanics being handled with updates. But my thoughts went into the game were almost untouched, than playing through the first few missions led me to this. If everyone is saying the game has glitches and everyone deserves to have a refund.

I vaguely ignored the glitches as it was almost like being apart of the game itself. What brought my attention to this game is a few things, a game engine to handle such quality and with your processor and graphics card making a due game worth looking at. Let’s skip to the free roam and why it is so well deserved to be called upon PS4 and Xbox one. We all can probably agree on one thing, this game deserve a next gen console and needs proper updates after they figure out what went wrong and how they can fix it. Yes the developers of this wide-spread Tokyo future scenery and awesome tactics. If you are on this game, I totally recommend trying to play it and ignore the glitches. Every good game has had glitches. So to be clear upon the map they chose Japan. The future set glitch free with none other than Keanu Reeves, is truly the idea of the perfect game. My honest opinion, it has room for improvement and it is a great game. There is a lot of things you can do in this game, and to give it a try and not refund your game over a few bad punches is very un-easy. And to give it a rating so early is not how any game should be rated.

Suggestions:

My only suggestions would be to release more updates, such as any other game, and not to give the title over to another developer company. As it stands, yes there are things that can be fixed, but let’s not give in and talk so badly about it. If they cannot deliver a few updates which I’ve already updated the game twice, it is very clear that they want to perfect their mistakes or what developers call it, missing code or lack of a better term. We all deserve this launch to have zero tolerance for mistakes. But let’s just give this time for them(developers) to fix this error.

So well renowned and well put together with mistakes. What needs to happen is very clear, and we need to steer ourselves as fans that this game is probably better than 75% of the games we play. Not saying it’s the best game ever, but you can obviously tell things need to be in play before a player can actually make negative comments. Let’s sand down the game, and buffer out these glitches, and then start beating the game and telling them what a experience it has to offer. I’m not certain about what this game has in the end game, but to start off picking a character, customizing your character with enhancements is like none other.

Comments:

Enough said, this is likely one of the nicest/most desolate upgrades. Keanu Reeves as the star light AI reflex boss in the shocking part LET’s GO.

If anyone has beat the game, please don’t hesitate to follow us on IG @Always.crispy ..As always let’s give this game the true tranquility of the master the art! Later Cyber World!

Intensity Pro 4k – What Gamers Need Out Of Tech!

Playback Footage:

First and foremost, I cannot begin to say the quality this capture card offers. Utmost reliably the best thing I’ve ever used to record my gameplay since the original model release. Ok, I know what’s blatant and it’s this new model. Easily place this device into your PC or Gaming PC. It offers the highest quality which was in my best interest. SD, HD, and ULTRA HD. My first question to its original model can it surpass 1080p. And during its time it was exactly 1080p. Nowadays, people are hunting for frames per second, and this one reaching 60 fps, will it drop frames?

You will need to adjust the settings and set it to one that your PC will allow. Hence HD is the way to go, but people are looking for better graphics, which will lead you to ULTRA HD. It is clear that it handles 4K, that will also depend on your device you wish to record off of. I’m definitely the first-hand experience and this model makes me a future buyer. With this specific capture card, an editing program is included called Davinci Resolve. Which allows you to record your gameplay with smooth quality. Ok now on to the frames, I had trouble with improper settings, so you will need a test run.

Insight:

To make sure your PC setup can meet this device’s highest quality if possible. To be able to run the capture card you need anything more the half-decent RAM(4GB or Better) and need a monitor that has a 1080p or greater resolution display. So basically it is simple to edit or preview video on any size TVs, record a high frame rate gameplay online or offline. And with its ULTRA HD video technology it will give you broadcast-quality results on an easy to install PCle card. To say this is just legit is not enough. I believe if you don’t get the quality of frames per second you desire, you can always check out the latest of these Capture Card game recordings.

Quality:

I really got to hand it Blackmagic design for actually making a whole new version of it. Intensity Pro 4k stands at a whopping 1080p60 and 2160p30 Ultra HD. This particular device also switches from NTSC/PAL, 720HD, 1080HD, and Ultra HD formats. It is also compatible with Linux, Windows, and Mac computers. It has the ability to capture files with or without compression. Begin recording in the highest quality using Davinci Resolve or the program of your choice. It is compatible with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Fusion Studio, and Adobe After Effects.

Suggested requirements to get the most out of Intensity Pro 4k:

High speed HDMI cable 2.0 or better, 4k Tv, and RAM of 4-8GB or higher.

So there you have it, with this device I totally recommend giving it a try. Utmost reliability, useful for well known programs, highest quality available and to top it off it delivers the quality every gamer/ montage editor/ family videos deserves. Thank you all for reading and be sure to check out our Instagram @Always.crispy

How to start making montages In 5 Steps!

So you are trying to make a montage and a good one at that. I will guide you with my method, and so on. First things first, you need clips, and if you got really good clips than you are in luck.


Requirements: You might need at least 4-8GB of Ram. Decent editing program, knowledge on editing.

Below are 5 steps you can take to make your first montage:

Step 1 – Gather Your Sources/Materials/Clips:

So it’s your first time making a montage than this article is going to help you create your first Montage. As well as gain credibility amongst your friends or online buddies. Start by gathering all your clips from your Xbox or PlayStation with a Capture card(such as Blackmagic design – Intensity Pro 4k).

Methods for retrieving your clips:

  • www.Xboxdvr.com for Xbox One
  • PS4 you will need a flash drive, to download the clips you want off your system.

Then upload the clips to the editing program of your choosing. Once you have done this you can start editing each clip one by one. Also, cut out the parts you don’t want on your first montage. Once you have edited all the clips and sliced bad parts then you will start by editing each clip with effects. Such as hue/saturation/greyscale.

Each clip comes personalization to fit your likings. Try using contrast/ brightness with a color scale of any of color and not overdoing the brightness. Taking time on each clip will build you a better presentation. To whom you want to view your montage. Using simple transitions, and slicing clips will not do you any justice.

Step 2 – Editing:

Try to make each clip clean, greyscale throughout the montage up to 2-3 clips for the entire project/montage. The same goes for the previously mentioned settings, be creative and you will do just fine. Start by figuring out how you want the clip to look. It can be an altering hue/saturation or making it a specific color. With it being 50/50 opacity for the color. You don’t want to overpower the clip with too much of an effect but making it so you viewers will like it.

Try adding a zoom effect if you prefer this type of editing. To have great transitions you will need to allow yourself to have clips of no editing. You want people to feel as if they are looking at professional work with some originality. The reason being is that if all the clips are using effects of some sort, you might get the wrong reaction to your montage. I’d say 2-4 clips throughout the montage will be just raw cut, no editing attached.

Step 3 – Intro/Outro:

You might even create your montage without transitions. Most people might use transitions, but in yours, you may choose to do so. Once you have down everything you want on your montage, you will need an awesome intro. How do you go about this? Well, there are 3rd party websites that make free ones but paying $10-15 for a really good one that’s going to keep your viewers watching then you are set.

Add it to your montage in the beginning and create an outro using the program you are using. I use a black background and white text. Having a good outro and intro are very important steps you will need to take, so picking the right one will you to gain attention. Try and google one, or have one made from someone you know will highly benefit you on this project.

Step 4 – Quality/Uploading/Approach:

Be sure to upload it in HD. Or 1080p. Next is finding the right video site to upload. There are various websites that you can use, the idea is to find the right viewers and engagement. Youtube may or may not be the choice for you, for some it will be. Facebook or Vimeo are perfect alternatives for uploading large files. The best way to gain attraction is to tell your friends on console or pc, word of mouth is your best option for your specific genre. Telling your friend who doesn’t play any video games can be difficult but it’s worth that 1 view. You may even go as far as emailing it to several people and ask them to share it with anyone they can.

Step 5 – Release:

Gather your friends in a party on a console or even pc, tell them you are just starting out making montages and need feedback. Or tell them you made a montage and would like to show them. Anyone who appreciates video games will also like viewing a friend’s montage. The first time I made a montage it wasn’t bad but I lucked out with the number of friends I had told. Please do not spam your friends. Simply upload it to your news feed on Instagram or Facebook and tell close friends to share it if possible. Telling anyone you know is likely the best method for getting engagement.

Once you have finished editing and uploading it you will find yourself trying to reach a larger audience but this is not a necessary thing, you will find yourself trying too hard and making fewer people interested. I’d suggest perfecting the editing with effects and making each clip worthwhile. If you have an awesome montage and would like Alwayscrispy to view it and rate your montage join our discord! We will love to watch your montage and give you feedback on what you can do to make it better or give you a good rating.

If you have no editing skills, learning a simple program like Video editor can be hard to handle at first. It may even tell you to try the editing programs on the Microsoft store. Once you have stumbled upon a program you can handle, it then depends on how much time you spend on the montage to make it near perfect. Please do not spend hundreds of dollars on an editing program you won’t like or cannot figure out. Watching tutorials on a specific program to learn the basics and few tricks you will be able to release a montage asap!


My firsthand experience with programs such as Sony Vegas 7, or movie maker on windows vista landed me nowhere sadly. Until Windows 10 was released I was able to search for a good program. Cost me nothing, and not to mention that a friend who wanted to be in the montage put in money for an intro. Anyone who would like to know the basics can and will be able to adjust to any program, except maybe After Effects CC.

This is only meant for people who create intros. If you have no desire to create and are willing to be patient than asking anyone you know who has the experience to help you make one. You might be wondering what game to make a montage on! You could have one made by a friend, simply google “What game should I make a montage on?” or whichever game is your most favorite and have clips on that is your best choice.

Alternatives such as apps that create a montage for you will have a small impact on your viewers. Avoid this because it is not 100% creative. If you choose this route/method, you won’t like the results. It may make you feel like it was a waste of time and effort. The only thing I suggest is creating your own or find someone who will make it for you that is good or decent at making montages.

Preferred capture card: Intensity pro 4k, Link to product: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/intensitypro4k

Top 5 Healthy Gaming Snacks

Everybody who plays video games knows that having snacks is the perfect compliment to every gaming session. However, some of us do get a little carried away with snacking, especially when the delicious food you’re eating is just so damn addicting. Well, the point of this article is to provide some snack alternatives that still hit the spot, but won’t make you feel as guilty for binge eating on snacks.

Ranked “Healthy” Snacks:
1. Beef Jerky – This is my personal favorite go to healthy snack, because it’s very satisfying and has plenty of flavors to choose from to keep it interesting. My favorite brands are Country Archer and Old Trapper.


1. Frozen Grapes (Vegan option) – This is my personal favorite vegan option go to healthy snack. This in my opinion, if you haven’t heard of it is a hidden gem snack. It puts a whole knew meaning to grapes, and just makes them so much damn enjoyable.


2. Mixed Nuts And Dried Fruit – I would try to avoid the ones with M&M’s because I personally always tend to go after them when I get a trail mix that included M&M’s , but if you eat everything then I would say it’s a still a more healthier snack option than most other things at the markets.


3. Fruit – Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Pineapples, Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Peaches, Apricots, Watermelons, Mangoes, Pomegranates, etc. Are all underrated snacks. Throw some whip cream on some cut strawberries and you’ll probably hit that craving and sweet tooth without any issues.


4. Greek Yogurt – Throw in some berries/fruit of your choice and you got yourself a very delicious snack, that’s probably still not the most healthiest in the world but is probably much better than eating Twinkies, ice cream, a bunch of chocolate, etc.


5. String Cheese – A very simple snack, or a fun one that honestly you just can’t go wrong with. There are no carbs or sugar in string cheese, at least there isn’t suppose to be.

Are you surprised some of your snacks didn’t make the cut? Have some suggestions you’d like to add? Please let us know and comment below.

PC display issues & Tips Streaming On Twitch

So basically I’m having trouble with my PC, to start things off, I’m in no way a writer. Ok now we got that off your shoulders, lets begin by saying, “My PC is having display issues”. So your wondering what caused this and how did he handle it. I can start by saying, It’s still under warranty. And I sure enough sent it in to get any repair needed. So to understand Display issues, I simply tried everything in the book or troubleshooting skills. Tried 4 cables, tried switching to my tv. To no avail nothing worked. I even took out the Graphics card/RAM sticks/ and removed battery and placed them back in secure.

The customer support guy had walked me through this, so don’t panic delta, you can just send it in. Well rather I also tried putting windows recovery on a flash drive and boot up the gaming PC. Still another tragedy to try absolutely everything in order to resolve the issue. Except giving the DVI cable a try, I chose to send it in and not mess up anything if I haven’t already. So now it’s just a waiting game to get the gaming PC back. So now I’m in the Xbox one phase once again. To stream, is to strive. What I’m saying is why not stream or watch Alwayscrispy on Twitch.tv/alwayscrispy.

As for the streaming part, I built an inspiration. Just giving a relaxed go ahead. Well now your probably wondering like me, what game do I need to stream? I said to myself, why not stream what I play the most. A game I’m actually good at times. Reality sets in once you hit your first viewer and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on. You whole heartedly want to gain attraction for your stream. I’d say you should likely put it in your bio on Xbox, or even your in game clan tag. If your gamer tag or psn is your twitch name, then you my friend have the perfect gamertag or psn name.

Back on topic, we all honestly can’t stream, and sure enough we all need to fill in the gap of upcoming streamers vs well established streamers. They have the help they need, try grinding your first 8 hours and see if you don’t notice a change. What you can do, is interact with your viewers, by answering questions or asking them. I love interacting with my stream chat, it’s basically a golden ticket. Than here comes the chocolate, or should I say affiliate. Regardless, I intend myself on streaming some nights to build my online presence.

Give some nights a try or day peak hours. Either way it is a fun experience, and not only that is you can make new friends along the way. I totally condone a matter of being oneself, or yourself. Pick week days, or weekends if you work. Try not to shut yourself down before a stream and you feel a heavy lift over your eyes. We all need breaks, so find time to give yourself a 5-10 minute break. What if I lose viewers? 9 times out of 10 your still attracting new viewers or dedicated viewers will stick around. Most likely, they were never going to follow if they notice any sort of break.

To end things off, I want to respectfully say, don’t give up. If grinding doesn’t work out you can always try again the next day/night. I know for a fact just because I average 1-3 viewers doesn’t put me above yourself. It means I put in the hours to build the attention, good gaming will attract more viewers as well. Try not to stream mine craft for 8 hours unless you feel confident and want to grind your stream till it crashes. Modern warfare, Halo MCC, RPG games, or even Dragon ball z kakarot. Start grinding!

Socom II U.S. Navy seals, delta’s Flashback!

The history of the Socom titles lies within the connection and whose been playing the most. The moment I started playing Socom 1 was like a dream in itself. I never felt so hungry to play video games, then again I was about 12 and became better than average. Placing high in the top 20’s with a team or doubles. You may be wondering who was this guy that placed so high on Gamebattles. Fact is because I wasn’t into cheating. Which made the game more exciting except the fact some people did cheat to win games.

Once Socom II U.S. Navy seals dropped that’s when it hit me. I was ready to play for ages and win as many games as possible to raise my K/D ratio. Once Gamebattles finally breached the 2nd title of the series, I began feeling distraught and confused as to why people bother glitching and ruining your K/D for simply cheating. I give credit to all the legit players including myself and Alwayscrispy the Founder. Hence it is why I still love shooters for online games of the PlayStation consoles. Socom had its legendary maps and its not-so legendary maps.. Which it didn’t make a difference if you were better, some maps are were one sided, meaning either seals or terrorist of certain maps had it’s key camping with the hostages so infamous.

Try playing desert glory without someone hiding in the cell with a auto shotgun. You couldn’t but it was just as good to hide on top of buildings with a sniper and pmn mines. I never raised a red flag because I felt as if the M16 deserved more credit for 1 on 1 battles. Sure enough the lag played its part in all of this, due to the servers having alot of bad days from a overload of players playing during peak hours. Sadly, I played most games and one due to pub allstars or myself being a pub machine. Not here to say this game is bad, but to slap with a rating of a B-. If there was slightly less lag I would still be playing it if the servers were still up.

Rumor has it there a way to play it with your PC. Which I have tried myself, with my computer taking a sh*t and my laptop being too slow is rather uneasy. Jump right into Socom II and begin the absolute domination with your clan by your side. Or challenge your selve in singles I’d still be saying. Bye bye Socom series. We will miss you. If anyone out there can rebuild socom II it is zipper or fanbase. Lets dig into the breathe of Game battles 8v8 and 2v2. I’d surely be still playing if it was online, and paying for a high speed connection of 300 mb download.

8v8’s are simply the best way a team can prove themselves within a ranking to be the best. Top clans like LumiNoSity and Adrenaline going head to head will rock your socks off, but playing with your clan that refuses to love no matter what the cost, strategically ambushing the other clan throughout each round is everyone’s dream. I remember the days your team telling you to camp if your the last person alive. Most of the time I would accomplish a draw, but the last 30 seconds is when it gets very nerve racking.

So what any top team will tell you is to slow your strafe or shut down with a tie. I’d never miss on purpose and would win one on ones most desolately. 2v2’s are my favorite because there a lot less lag. Simply put, I never played a real 2v2 with good players until I found my partner and leader of my clan. CRiME> was his socom handle, and mine was -V a P o R. but when I discovered his individual skill. I than knew game battles was where it all began. Nobody to this day would play the Socom II title the way it should have been played, and that is strategically.

All out gunfights and absolute domination with this way of playing every game most would show in Pub matches. But playing any clan they will do this? Thus it is so, but out smarting and predicting your opponent is almost always comes out on top. But don’t be so sure you can out gun fight with RAW skill. You need to first think ok, this is game battles, I do need to play my absolute best while only playing good or you may drop in rank. Well there you have it, a complete rundown of what I feel is your feed for true titles, only for the strong.

Guide To Buying Video Games

If you’re thinking about starting to collect video games or if you’ve been collecting, this guide will cover some essential tips when it comes to buying video games for collecting purposes or if you’re looking to just replay some of your classic favorites.

Item’s Condition:
Depending on what condition you want will change the price of an item sometimes drastically.

Brand New – The item should be in the original packaging and unopened. Make sure to check the shrink wrap on the items, some stores will re-shrink wrap the item, some do it to keep the item clean but sometimes shady merchants will mark the item as brand new even though it isn’t. Not only that, some shady merchants have mastered the art of shrink wrapping and they make it harder to spot re-shrink wrapped items. There are usually guides for specific games on how to determine if it is truly brand new.

Some items won’t have shrink wrap on them, but they will have a seal to indicate if it’s been open before. However, this isn’t always the case, there are some exceptions where items will not have a seal or shrink wrap, you should do some research on the item if these type of things are important to you.

Most video game consoles from Japan are not shrink wrapped nor do they have a seal on them. This is because the Japanese tend to have a strong moral and honor system from my understanding, so they don’t feel the need to have to seal the items is my assumption.

New – Typically, this means the item is complete and brand new, but the package has been opened and the item may have been turned on once or twice to test it works. Make sure the item is complete if that’s what you’re looking for.

Used – This means the item is not new and has been used. There is no guarantee of it being complete. You will in most cases just receive the item with no case or packaging.
Ex: Disc only, and no case.

Complete and In-Complete:
If the item is complete with all inserts and nothing missing, then the item is more valuable than if you were to just have only the game itself. Sometimes the box or case of a game is more valuable than the game itself because most people threw away their game cases or other packaging, which means there are less circulating around.

For instance Pokemon HeartGold. The game sells for roughly $80 by itself as of right now. If you have the original box, pokewalker, and inserts, you’re looking at almost getting $150 if not more.

Chinese Replicas:
Some of the most popular games on cartridges for the GB, GBC, GBA, DS, Etc. are being remade illegally. Merchants sometimes will let you know the item is a replica, but some will not. Some people will resell replica copies without even knowing it. If you’re about to drop a good chunk of change on a game, make sure to look and compare



Online Retailers:
1. Ebay pricing does not necessarily control the true price of an item.
– Pay attention to sold listings only. This tells you what people are actually paying for the items.
– Some people pull the trigger on over priced items because they don’t want to wait or have the patience to look around. This drives up prices but does not mean an item is truly worth that amount.

2. Amazon Third-Party Sellers
– Not Amazon, so don’t expect a top quality item/condition of a product, be cautious as Amazon doesn’t have additional photos like Ebay does, so you’ll have to just hope what you buy is accurate and in a decent condition.
– Usually, it’s always more expensive than Ebay for really no reason. My bet is people assume it’s from Amazon and not a third-party seller so they don’t mind paying the premium.

3. Mercari/Offer up/ETC
– Be extremely careful, the customer support on these platforms are not on the same level as Amazon or Ebay, you can be stuck with an in-accurate item and not receive a refund(If this happens, reach out to your bank).
– Pay attention to user ratings, you can score items for cheap and with confidence.
– Pay attention to the photos, some users will try to hide flaws, Mercari, will not refund you if you receive the exact same item listed, so make sure ahead of time for any signs of damage or wear if the condition matters to you.

Generally everything said above can be applied to any of the platforms. If you have any information you’d like to add, please leave a comment.

We hope this helps some of you out on your video game collecting adventure.

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