Renegade Presents Control Gaming’s Pokemon TCG Twitch Stream

Hey Everyone! While Renegade Plays would like to play every game out there, I am only one man with very little money. So I seek out help from other friends and colleagues who are also doing there own thing. So if you are interested in board games I present to you Control Gaming’s Marvel Dice Masters and Pokemon TCG Twitch Stream. I know a few people interested in Pokemon TCG and Marvel Dice Masters seems like a fun new game to get into. The stream should run every Wednesday and you can find it on Renegade Plays as well as on Twitch at 6pm EST.

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Renegade Presents Mello’s Gladiator Championship Gaming Tournament

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A good friend of Renegade Plays, Winston Correa aka Mello ran his Gladiator Championship Gaming Tournament earlier this week. Five rounds, five games. Winner gets bragging rights. The bracket is up above and the tournament is down below. Games include Bomberman, Blazeblue: Clamity Trigger, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Rayman Origins and Castle Crashers. I’m a bit excited to see how the Rayman Origins one goes. Have fun watching!

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Hostos Event: Game Jam

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Hostos Community College is hosting its 2nd annual Game Jam, a competition where the school’s game design students show off their latest games. I won the competition last year (yes … I’m bragging a little) and was impressed by all the other games I saw there. Some personal friends of mine will be there so show your support, play some great games and vote for your favorite.

Hostos Community College is located on 450 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10451. Details below:

Congratulations to the six finalists for the 2nd annual Hostos Media Design Program Game Design Competition! Puppy Mills, Coin Catcher, Hackers of Cyberspace 2, Q.U.V.S, Recover Green, and the Silver Notebook.

Come join us on Saturday, April 26 in the Game Lab (C-456) from 12 to 4 PM to hang out with some game designers, play through the games, and see who wins the grand prize!

Renegade’s Radar: Evolve

Well now this is a game I can get into. Many have tried the Monster vs Soldier style multiplayer before but none have done it like this one. Failed attempts like the horrible Dead Space 2 multiplayer as well as the abomination that was Aliens: Colonial Marines have left sore taste in our mouths. Evolve just looks fully fleshed out. The 4 vs. 1 gameplay seems to be tense and exciting giving both sides the right qualities that make the game seem evenly match. The hunters have the weaponry to defend themselves and monster are devastatingly power. With talk of different hunters and monsters to play as, this one is definitely exciting.

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NYU Event: How Urban Black and Latino Cultures Can Be the Next Frontier for Indie Games

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Looking for Something to do in New York City tonight? Look no further than tonight’s NYU event: How Urban Black and Latino Cultures Can Be the Next Frontier for Indie Games.

The indie game scene has been in sort of a renaissance for the past few years and the games that come out of this community only seem to get better and better. A talk about the participation, recognition and influence of Black and Latino culture within gaming is topic well worth having. Considering the lack of Black and Latino influence on games and the misinterpretation that often comes when games try to portray characters of this ethnicity, I’m looking forward to the event. Detail below:

How Urban Black and Latino Cultures Can Be the Next Frontier for Indie Games
Shawn Allen
Thursday, April 24, 7PM
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor

A theme that pervades the indie games movement is how anyone can make games, yet, as is reflected in the “AAA” games industry, the new wave of smaller game development has a dearth of people from the black and Latino communities. Having created many forms of culture that have had worldwide influence you have to wonder why urban black and Latino people are nearly absent in the currently bustling and growing indie games scene. Could it be societal mores, apathy, lack of relatable success stories or something else that has created a barrier to seeing notable growth from these groups?

This talk will be an exploration of culture both gaming related and beyond to address the possibilities of why some the indie scene is lacking in these voices as well as speaking to why it’s important that indies and surrounding establishments, such as games media and academia, can help turn the tide and create a more inclusive indie games scene.

Want to see what Shawn’s been creating? Check out the Kickstarter for Treachery in Beatdown City! Treachery in Beatdown City is a tactical brawler – a mix of side scrolling beat-em-up action with snappy menu based COMBO attacks releasing on PC/Mac.

RSVP here. Free and open to the public.

Renegade Countdown: Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for the Rest of 2014

It’s hard to imagine that almost half of the year has gone by so fast. So far 2014 seems to have suffered from the transition to the new consoles. While there have been a few surprises (Bravely Default, South Park), there haven’t been many big triple A games to talk about. However, the year is not over and with the recent arrivals of games like TitanFall, inFamous: Second Son and Dark Souls, the rest of 2014 is looking pretty exciting. Here are my Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for the Rest of 2014:

10. The Evil Within

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I’m generally not one to get scared by horror games. However, the “Horror” element has been missing for a while now. Leave it to Shinji Makami, the father of survival horror and creator of the Resident Evil series, to get me excited again. Makami’s The Evil Within looks disturbingly horrific … in a good way. From all the previews, this game looks to be a technical masterpiece. Lighting that gives off the right amount of dark that leave you not lost but wondering whats around the next corner. The enemies are relentless and powerful. Also, damage is crucial. Limbs stay hurt until they can be patched up, leaving escape difficult.

Look for this one August 26, 2014.

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Has Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS Roster Leaked?

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Maximilian, your resident fighting game guru has posted a video about a supposed Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS leak. This leak shows off a character roster boasting characters like Chrome, Ice Climbers, Jigglypuff, Falco and more. The supposed leaker also says that Palutena, Shulk, The Choir men, Mii and Pac-Man are in as well.

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