Splatfest November 2018 results
November 22nd, 2018 by Kurt "Chet" Christel

Buenos Nachos, Amigo

The game is over and the winner has been announced. In a complete shutout, Team Salsa defeated Team Guac in all 3 categories. Most popular, most clout in normal, most clout in pro. Hat trick. Sweep. That’s enough sports terms. Funnily enough, less accusations of cheating have been thrown around. Unlike last time, there aren’t any suspicious screencaps floating around. During our time with it, we both had an early on session in the day, and one later at night, where we were paired with other people from team salsa for many same-team battles. It happened too often. Something had to be up for there to be that many fights from the same team. I mean, how do they even score that? Only the winning team gives clout and the other does not? Probably. Either way, that’s the Splatfest November 2018 results for ya.

Chet was able to record himself, this time in style. Going on full streamer mode, he played the game while putting up his face on camera for all to see. Also he was terrible. He did not help in anyway. Point and laugh! And also, tell us what our gameplay vids need. More comedy? More popups? More fast editing? Tell us below. Enjoy!




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September 2nd, 2018 by Kurt "Chet" Christel

Where’s the SPORK option?

Hey there, Chet here. Splatoon continues to be the game that I will return to one time every month just to partake in the Splatfest. I have an absolute massive mountain of work to do. This goes between playing games for review, editing videos, doing audio, and attending IRL events. Yet, I make sure I can clear at least a few hours to play Splatfest. I do it the very moment it gets announced. The challenge of FORK vs SPOON yet another link in their genius X vs Y schemes. To be honest, the TMNT one was just okay.

This time I joined team SPOON because I think the the Spoon is more versatily. You can technically cut things with it if you try hard. But it’s good for soup, and that’s the most important thing. Anyway, if you want to join me and my Inkroller shenanigans, you can check out the footage I recorded right here.

First Session

Second Session

Post-Session Salmon Run




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May 24th, 2018 by Kurt "Chet" Christel

Okay it’s less than 45 by a couple minutes.

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April 13th, 2018 by Kurt "Chet" Christel

Baseball FTW

I’m not much of a talker but if you’re in the mood for some tactical paint-roller action, there’s worse ways to spend 44 minutes.




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October 20th, 2017 by Kurt "Chet" Christel

Turns out vampires don’t suck so much.

So, Splatoon 2 is the game that keeps on giving. When it comes to online multiplayer, games need to give you a reason to keep on coming back. Nintendo are definitely onto something with this fun series of game events, the Splatfest. These fests pit the players against each other by simply asking them which one of two things they think is better. First the was Ketchup vs Mayo and then there was Invisibility vs Flight. For those of you who don’t know, the most recent Splatfest event just happened this past Friday, October 13th. Since it’s spooky season, things got vamped up with the ultimate in folklore battles, Vampires vs Werewolves (or Lycans if you enjoy being wrong about things). Yes, that age old question, can some super talented immortal beings with incredible superpowers defeat men who can turn into wolves?

Of course they can, and boy did they ever! By a landslide, the Vampires won, winning the most votes, most single player matches on, and most teamed matches won. A triple threat from the very best! And who could find fault in results like that? Every iteration of vampires in games, movies, and TV makes them friggin awesome. You have so many to choose from: sexy vampires in True Blood, badass leather-bound gun toting vamps in Underworld (just the first film, the rest of the franchise is trash) and hell, even the pansy-ass Twilight Saga vampires had some good things going for them. Vampires in fiction may be as overexposed as Batman, but that doesn’t really depreciate their value, does it?

Anyway, Splatoon is keeping things alive and well and this writer is looking forward to the next Splatfest with great anticipation. What ultimate versus competition is next? And if you’re actually reading this, write your Splatfest suggestion in the comments! In the meantime, here’s a highlight gallery of my shenanigans during the spooktacular event.

Hard Mode Gamers – Splatfest #3 Recap with chet:(

But seriously, play the objective and ink your base! How the hell did I end up carrying a whole team while only being level 8?




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August 15th, 2017 by Kurt "Chet" Christel

Why didn’t they call it Spla2n?

In this podcast, Vega and Kurt talk about the features of Splatoon 2. It’s a video game in which you are a squid-kid who shoots at other squidkids. It is clearly paint and not ink, but whatever. And a campaign is there too for a bit but not really. Highlights include comparing it to Tony Hawk, discussing condiments, why the paint-roller is awesome, Quake, Titanfall, tutorials, and many other things.




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August 7th, 2017 by Kurt "Chet" Christel

More like SPLA2N, right? RIGHT?

Splatoon 2 is a third person shooter developed and published by Nintendo. It’s a fresh game, being the first new intellectual property they’ve created in over a decade. It’s an interesting take on shooters since it’s based on firing ink (and totally not paint) all over the multiplayer battle arena in a fight to cover the most ground before the timer runs out. Additionally, killing enemy players on the opposing team is treated as a “SPLAT!” and not a kill, making it far more family friendly than almost all the shooters currently available in the MP video gaming arena. That said, it also had a somewhat decent campaign attached to it and a brand new horde mode for additional gameplay. There’s also a hidden DDR game, no seriously.

GRAPHICS: 2/2

Although not technically impressive, Splatoon 2 makes waves with some very aesthetically pleasing color palettes. The color of ink you use in every round of multiplayer and every stage of the campaign is random, so you get a fresh new color every time you play. The contrast between your and your opponents’ inks are always bright and vibrant, keeping everything very lively. Plus, there’s themed colors too. At the time of writing this review, I was able to take part in one of the game’s biggest online event features, #Splatfest! The theme of the event was Ketchup vs Mayonnaise so once you’ve picked a side you get to coat the arenas in your choice condiment. Which actually sounds kind of gross when you realize your character is literally swimming inside globs of mayo or catsup, but it works. Besides the ink, level designs between MP maps and the campaign all have enough unique textures to make it a thoroughly lively experience.

STORY: 1/2

Nintendo is not always super big on the plot of their games and it shows here in this case. Mostly pedestrian and banal, the story mode has you taking on the fiendish “Octarians” in a variety of different boxed up pocket dimensions (or at least that’s how it’s structured). They all feature floating platforms and there’s very little rhyme or reason for these designs other than “it’s a videogame”. Your goal is to get through every level so you can save the great zapfish because reasons. Also, a character from the first game went missing. “GEE I WONDER WHAT HAPPENED?” The campaign hits the ground running though, and by the time you get to the ending, it just stops rather abruptly after a challenging final boss. The speaking NPCs in the game use a lot of totally kool 90’s lingo that actually provides more charm than cringe, so it gets points for being thematically consistent, as the game never takes itself too seriously during the entire ordeal.

AUDIO: 1/2

The songs in the game are very hit and miss. Some songs are really exciting and energetic while others are filled with annoying sound effects and generic melodies. This is made apparent in the campaign where you will hear the same songs multiple times. The sound effects can annoy you sometimes. There’s a lot of “blub blub blub” linguistics for your fellow squidkids, and while it is tolerable at first, it gets pretty grating and obnoxious later on. But, when it comes to the sound effects for guns and abilities, Nintendo really knows how to push that button in your head that satisfies you, splat after splat. Notably, while I didn’t care for a lot of the music, the “one minute warning” song that plays at the end of every multiplayer match is extremely catchy and very fitting inside the Splatoon 2 universe.

GAMEPLAY: 2/2

Solid shooting gameplay experience here. The multiplayer is definitely the main focus of the title and gives you plenty of variety in weapons and gear so you can play the game your way. As said before, the goal is to coat the map in your paint using a plethora of different ink-firing weapons at your disposal. If you feel like running and gunning, there’s guns for that. Want a lot of splash damage? One of the ‘guns’ is literally just a bucket of paint that works like a shotgun. There’s also an ink Gatling gun for heavy firing action. Or, you can just whip out a paint roller and soak up the map with ink in a support role. I found this mechanic in particular to be a lot of fun, especially when you start painting over all of the enemy team’s hard work and they don’t know it. As for the campaign, it’s a resounding “meh” as you work your way through a handful of loosely thrown-together areas full of floating platforms and various challenges that feel less like a game and more like an extended version of the middle section from Portal 2. But other than a couple of frustrating moments, the execution of the game’s mechanics is nearly perfect.

FUN: 2/2

Albeit frustrating sometimes, Splatoon 2 keeps you coming back again and again and again. This is the most fun I’ve had with online multiplayer participation since Titanfall 2. For me, that is a very big deal because while I used to be a fan of multiplayer, I gradually lost interest until just recently. I have two gripes with this game. It takes a really really long time grinding through the game’s “Regular Battle” mode in order to reach “Ranked Battle” which adds more game types on top of “Turf War”. But once you get there, you realize the new modes aren’t as fun as Turf War anyway, so that’s kind of a wash overall. It would also be nice if the battle lobby let you see what your team’s loadout is going to look like so you don’t end up having two paint roller players on your team, because that’s usually a losing combination. But, the game is just so much fun that even if you aren’t winning, you’re still having a blast.

Splatoon 2 is no different from the original WiiU release in any way other than the addition of the new horde mode called “Salmon Run” (which for some strange reason is only periodically available). For many players though, this is acceptable as the number of people who have not owned a WiiU but decided to pick up a Switch will find a lot to love with this fresh and original series. Besides some minor snags here and there, you’re almost completely guaranteed to get sucked into this excitingly chaotic wonder.

SCORE: 8/10




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