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Tom joins me as I stalk The Paparazzo around the Paris fashion show, and seek an ideal opportunity to strike.Read More
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Tom joins me for Elusive Target 22, The Bookkeeper. This event's twist is that our target will flee and exit the level if alerted by combat, which had me a little on edge.Read More
Bob joins me to offer rational thinking in the face of high tension, multiple re-plans, and a gut-wrenching final run.Read More
Elusive Target 20 will go down in the record books for Tom and I. This is 90 minutes of discovery, adventure and nail-biting thrills.Read More
For Elusive Target 18, "The Chameleon", we have to perform an accident kill not involving explosives. That can involve falling from great height, drowning, and having something fall on you, among a few other limited options. This is also our first ET on Colorado, a map that is teeming with militia who don't like Agent 47 one bit.
With Bob and Tom as support, I took on this difficult challenge. Did I come away with a new suit, or was this my first failed Elusive Target?
Hey there! Elusive Target 17 is our first of '17, and boy does IO know how to mess with me. Standard practice thus far has been to look at the target's briefing video and their title - in this case "The Food Critic" - to work out what methods I might be able to use on them. That being the case, I took in a couple of poisons to spike anything new I might find in the kitchen; Turns out, Wen Ts'ai doesn't actually eat any of the food he's critiquing, so my Plan A goes right down the toilet. I guess that means that even if he were to try any of the food, he wouldn't actually swallow it and feel the affect of my bitter nectar. I guess I'll actually start reading the target information from now on!
Cue me scrambling for come up with another technique, with the help of Bob and Tom. Enjoy!
For our last Hitman stream of the year, I was joined by Tom and Hush as we took out Elusive Target 16, "The Guru". I wasn't allowed to harm his employer or the lawyer, so based on the briefing video I took in some poison, a lock pick to get around the town hall building, and a sniper rifle as a back-up plan. You can see for yourself which option was successful.
We then took a look at the Holiday Hoarders mission, which IO released as a free bonus for everyone. They don't change up the Paris level to the same extent as they did with the Summer Bonus Content that saw Sapienza and Marrakesh get completely transformed, but instead we got to see some unique AI routines for the two targets, who are named after the Wet/Sticky Bandits from Home Alone. Harry seemed to be casing the joint when I found him early on, but Marv had his pockets full of weird items and seemed to be using coins to distract the guards to move them away from the stairs. It was bizarre to see, and something I'd like them to experiment with further. Better yet, perhaps they could experiment with some co-op multiplayer and allow my partner-in-crime Tom to play with me. Think of all the circumcision knives we could pilfer between the two of us!
Lastly, once I'd taken down the targets in Paris, we stuck around to try and find the Santa suit, which apparently is being worn by Santa himself, as he teleports around the level. We didn't manage to find him, but I'm planning to go and spend more time with this mission to observe the weird stuff they've put in. See you in 2017!
Here we are with our shortest Elusive Target to date! Some prior scouting around the Marrakesh marketplace led to me going for an accident kill which nearly worked perfectly.
We'll be back next week to stream the holiday content that IO is releasing!
Coinciding with the release of Elusive Target 14, IO put out some new reward suits to fight for. These include location specific suits, and some extra-tough Silent Assassin suits: SA rank requiring you to meet some lofty criteria, especially for those not used to thinking about cameras, found bodies and the like.
With all that said. ET14 was ripe for a good poisoning so I went back to Paris with that thought in the back of my mind. IO has stated that they'll continue to support the game with live content, despite having released the 6 locations for Season 1, and the location-specific suits totally point towards seeing all of the locations make an appearance over the coming weeks and months. We'll be there!
Here is the full archive of our live show, available in one handy playlist. We've got the games we played listed in the video descriptions, with shortcuts to take you to the start of each one, plus shortcuts for some of the silliest and most important events that happened during the stream.
Thank you to everyone that followed us live, and of course to all of you that donated to the cause. Please enjoy the archive!
Holy smokes! Just got done with Elusive Target 13, which is the first double-assassination, and the first in Bangkok. Special thanks to Tom for joining me once again, to keep me sane during an hour of hopeful coin tosses, hairy near misses, and some extreme acts of patience.
This coming Saturday 12th November 2016 is our first ever 24 HOUR GAMING MARATHON, where we'll be streaming on Beam for a whole day, for charity! Hitman will definitely feature, where I'll hand the controls to my expert handler Tom!
IO set their 12th target to go live just as the 11th went down, and I wasn't sure I was mentally prepared for another quite so soon. Turns out I was right, fumbling my hit slightly before getting into the groove. There wasn't much to this hit, so it wasn't that unique.
We then spend time in Colorado and Marrakesh, trying some Escalations. I don't expect the next one to come out before Hokkaido drops, which we're all looking forward to!
Hey, Rob here! Today's Elusive Target is what we're all calling our favourite so far, and you'll soon see why. This is without a doubt the toughest target yet, as it required knowledge of the level, some sharp reactions, and top stealth skills throughout.
The target, "The Fixer", is meeting with a courier to cryptically reveal the location of some diamonds, at which point the two of them part ways. I'm tasked with killing the target, but also tailing the courier in order to retrieve the diamonds. Watch the video for some exciting twists, turns and close calls.
Hitman's first season will see its sixth and final episode released at the end of the month. I cannot wait to travel to Hokkaido, Japan!
On this week's episode of Hitman, we ask: Is throwing a letter opener only a crime once it's lodged in someone's face? Early on in Elusive Target #10, Diana states that The Pharmacist is only visiting Dalia Margolis briefly, and then leaving again. This single piece of information threw me into a spiral of fear and doubt that led to me making rash decisions, resulting in only the 2nd restart of the series so far. To cap off this episode, I re-visit the kitchen staff Escalation in Bangkok, and manage to succeed in this very busy scenario.
Note also that this was performed using Beam rather than YouTube Gaming, resulting in a lower delay between host and audience. Very fancy, come and follow all of us here!