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Octodad: Dadliest Catch Coming Later This Month

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Young Horses has announced a January 30th release date for its highly anticipated sequel to Octodad. Dadliest Catch will be available on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux. You can also expect to find it on Humble and GOG. The developer hopes to expand to the PS4 by March, according to creator Philip Tibitoski.

Octodad revolves around a dad with an incredible secret – he’s an octopus. The original game forces players to stay within the confines of the family home. However, Octodad: Dadliest Catch takes you to the grocery store, the backyard, and even an aquarium. You must control Octodad and help him blend in with normal humans – if you don’t, he might be the new dish at the local seafood buffet! The cartoon-like atmosphere is sure to pique the interests of animation fans.

Fix for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst PC Slow-Motion Problems

Fix for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst PC Slow-Motion

We have previously reported that CyberConnect2 and Namco Bandai’s PC Port of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst is proving to be problematic for a few people with regard to the framerate. Not the 30 FPS lock, as the game remains enjoyable/playable even with the non-PC MASTER RACE fps. It’s the fact that there are people with high-end rigs (surpassing the recommended system requirements) who still experience sub-30 FPS, in most cases suffering through a 20 FPS lock.

Technically, this wouldn’t be that big of a problem if the game’s speed is frame-independent like most PC games, as dipping below fullspeed will just force the engine to skip frames in order to maintain the speed, resulting in jerky animations but responsive control. Unfortunately, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst’s engine isn’t frame-independent, so when you dip below full speed, it doesn’t skip frames – it continues to pump out all the frames of animation, resulting in slow-motion gameplay.

Right now, the main fixes suggested by the Steam Community’s regular posters consist of the following:

1. Turn Off Super Sampling and Lower The Resolution

2. [expletive], get a better PC [expletive]!!

Number 1 only works if the problem is with the PC not meeting the recommended system requirements, but there are people with extremely high end PCs still experiencing slowmotion gameplay and it’s not really a matter of game settings, because as reported – bumping the resolution up or down doesn’t affect the performance, which means the hardware isn’t the bottleneck. It’s also evidenced by people checking out the game on task manager and hardware monitor, reporting that it’s not taxing the CPU or the videocard, and only uses around 200-400 megabytes of memory (which isn’t surprising given that the game was ported somewhat faithfully from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, which only had 256 mb and 512 mb RAM capacities, respectively.)

The “get a better PC” fix also doesn’t apply, because as mentioned – a lot of the people complaining about slow-motion gameplay have ridiculously high end PCs that exceed the recommended system requirements, add the fact that there are people with low-end/outdated PCs that have no problem running the game (yours truly has a Core 2 Duo e8400 with a GT 440, and Fraps shows that the game runs fullspeed, with frame dips to 26-29 during really heavy scenes.)

One of the fixes mentioned in the forum that works, particularly for people who were running the game in fullspeed but suddenly experienced being locked to 20 FPS for no apparent reason (e.g. game ran fullspeed for a while, but after closing and opening again, it’s now locked to 20 FPS), is setting the EXE’s priority to LOW. (note, the game’s executable, NS3FB.exe, not the launcher.)

You can set the priority to low by launching the game first then opening task manager (ctrl+alt+del, or alt tabbing and right clicking the task bar and selecting “Start task manager.”) rightclicking NS3FB.exe from the list, and selecting “Set Priority” to Low.

If you don’t want to do this everytime you want to play, you can create a batch file (use notepad to create a text file, then rename the extension to *.bat instead of *.txt) that contains the following:

Injustice: Gods Among Us PC Version Slow-Motion Fix

Injustice: Gods Among Us PC Version Slow-Motion Fix

A couple of weeks ago, the hit DC-themed fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us was ported successfully to the PC. The port follows this year’s theme of formerly console-only fighting games making their way to the PC platform, with the first one being Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst. However, like the aforementioned Naruto game, Injustice: Gods Among Us has issues with regard to performance.

A certain number of people are experiencing slow gameplay. Now, bear in mind that it’s not slow in the sense that they’re getting a lot of frame dips. It’s slow as in the game still pumps out all 60 frames of animation even if the PC running it can’t render all of them within a second, resulting in slow-motion gameplay.

Nickelodeon Launches a New Dora Ice Skating Game

Nickelodeon Launches a New Dora Ice Skating Game

In support of the upcoming Dora Ice Skating Spectacular, which is scheduled to air on Nickelodeon on November 25, the award-winning website NickJr.com will be launching a whole slew of brand new content related to the upcoming half-hour special, such as print-and-play ice skating activities like Dora Ice Skating Puzzles, mazes, and make a cool iron-on Dora Ice Skating decal. But more importantly, there’s also a new Ice Skating Game aptly named ‘Dora’s Ice Skating Game.’

New Free Browser Game: Teen Titans Go! Grab the Grub

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It’s Wednesday again, which means it’s time for yet another free web-based browser game! And since Wednesday is the new timeslot for Cartoon Network’s hit animated comedy series Teen Titans Go!, it’s only appropriate that our featured game for this week be based on the series. Introducing: Teen Titans Go! Grab the Grub!

Grab the Grub puts you in the role of Cyborg as he is tasked with keeping Starfire’s pet grub, Silkie, safe during a perilous trek (or walk?) throughout the city. While Cyborg thinks that it’s going to be a literal walk in the park, the mischievous Silkie plans to have fun – which means crawling past enemies, obstacles, and various silkworm-threatening environments, and it is up to Cyborg to use his powers in order to run, jump, and crash through obstacles and enemies in order to clear a path:

Free Browser-Based Game: Champions of Chaos 2

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It’s Wednesday again, which means time for another free browser-based game here on Toonbarn! This week, we’re going to address one of the problems with browser-based games, namely the fact that majority of them are designed for short bursts of play, which is fine most of the time as that’s exactly what many people want in a game, but what about people want something deeper and something that has more depth, story, and sense of progression? Easy: Champions of Chaos 2.

Champions of Chaos 2 is a turn-based point-and-click fighting game with a workable story. I’m not going to spoil the story here, because the sleek voice over narration in the intro movies (yes, it has intro movies) would be wasted. But for courtesy’s sake – you’re given a chance to play 2 Champions. As for why they are championing chaos and what exactly happened during Champions of Chaos 1, you’ll just have to play the game, below:

New Free Browser Game: Beware the Batman – Gotham Streets

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It’s Wednesday again, and that means Toonbarn’s free browser based game of the week! This time around, we’re featuring something that’s very near and dear to our hearts: Batman. To be more specific, something based on the most recent TV series, Beware the Batman. The game is titled Gotham Streets, and it puts you in the shoes of the caped crusader, and then puts you in the driver’s seat of his favorite mode of transportation – the batmobile.

Gotham Streets has surprisingly good presentation for a browser-based game, featuring an FMV cutscene that shows the batmobile taking to the streets. From thereon, the game turns into a top-down SHMUP, with the batmobile taking on various vehicles (and even spaceships?) using front and back-facing weapons. There are power-ups galore (including the always-helpful spread shot) and an option to drop oil in order to take out enemies from behind. You can play the game below:

Toonbarn Game of the Week: Spongebob Squarepants Fang in There

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Toonbarn’s featured free browser game for this week is based on Nick’s long-running and extremely popular animated comedy series, Spongebob Squarepants, and is titled “Fang in There.” As the title implies, the game is a little bit horror-themed, but nothing too scary. Just the right kind of Halloween-inspired hijinks you can expect from the denizens of Bikini Bottom.

Oddly enough, the game (which uses a black and white color scheme that gives a 60s creature feature vibe) doesn’t provide any backstory, but it puts you in the role of Spongebob Squarepants himself, who has to run away from a fanged Patrick. Spongebob runs automatically but in order to get past obstacles, he has to “jump”, which is not so much a jump as it is running on the ceiling. There are also power ups that come in the form of three ghosts, one that gives a speed boost, another that makes you jump automatically, and another that shoots cobwebs at the environment. You can play the game below:

Toonbarn Game of the Week: One Sweet Roll

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It’s Wednesday again, which means it’s time for another free browser-based game here at Toonbarn! This time, we’re featuring another Flash-based game based on Pendleton Ward’s hit animated fantasy-comedy series, Adventure Time.

Titled One Sweet Roll, the game finds series protagonists Finn and Jake frozen in ice (the game doesn’t specify why, but we can assume that the Ice King had a hand in it.) The fate of the heroic duo now rests on the hands of none other than Cinnamon Bun. In order to save Finn and Jake, Cinnamon Bun must do what he does best: roll. It’s really not told clearly how a ball of light can thaw a couple of frozen heroes, but that’s magic for you – it rarely makes sense to mortals like us.

One Sweet Roll basically plays like a puzzle game, with Cinammon Bun in a perpetual state of rolling, and you can control him towards the goal by removing blocks of ice in his path or making him jump (by clicking on him). Of course, it’s not that easy as there are obstacles along the way, such as spikes and endless pits.

You can play the game below:

New Nick.Com Game: Legend of Korra Book 2: Dark Into Light

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This week, Nick.com has released a brand new browser-based action game based on the Legend of Korra series, titled Legend of Korra Book 2: Dark Into Light, which is based on upcoming episodes from the new season of the top rating animated action series.

In Legend of Korra Book 2: Dark Into Light, the player is thrust into the role of the upstart Avatar and tasks her with ridding the land of various dark spirits and enemies, via dozens of sidescrolling action levels with rich animations, impressive effects and parallax scenes that will keep gamers on their toes.

Play Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! – Wubbzy’s Underwater Adventure

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If you’re looking for a new free browser game to play and you’re a big fan of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, you should check out Nick Jr.’s Wubbzy’s Underwater Adventure, which is essentially a side-scrolling shooter set under the sea, and featuring Wubbzy (in a bubble shooting submarine) as your avatar.

The premise is simple (this is a kid’s game, after all). Make your way towards the end of the screen and keeping Wubzzy’s vehicle safe by avoiding obstacles or shooting them down with the sub’s bubble shooting…thingie. You can check out the game below:

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