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All Hail the Console Wars! Why Having Multiple Consoles Defines Game Culture.

An image featuring the icons for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and Apple, with the words console wars above them.
Which side of the console wars are you on?

I never very much liked the idea of the one console future. While having one console that can play any and all types of games has its appeal, I believe it does a disservice to the core of game culture. Let’s be honest …. we love this crap. Relishing in the battles fought year after year over who is better, PC gamers showing they have more power than anybody, the big three bringing their best to the table and trying to outdo one another. Forget about console allegiance for a moment and think about why we go over every detail, argue over exclusive games and debate system specs and features. It’s because that is what the heart of game culture is about, competition.

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Are We Alright With Story DLC?

Sony recently announced Uncharted 4 story DLC and I got excited. I mean, come on, The Last of Us DLC was so good. How could I not get excited? However, it sparked a conversation between a friend and me about whether or not story DLC is good or bad.  Continue reading Are We Alright With Story DLC?

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Is Making Me Itch

Tai from Digimon, hitting a computer screen.
If my television weren’t expensive, Digimon: Cyber Sleuth would make me hit it as well.

This game is killing me. And while the nostalgia hits me at 1,000, sometimes, it is just so incredibly painful to play. I suppose I should back up a bit and tell you how my experience with Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth has led me to this conclusion.

I’ve been playing this game, on and off, for a couple of months, and I’m not saying Digimon: Cyber Sleuth is a bad game. It’s actually really good. However, a few minor inconveniences taint the experience. I should start by going through some of the game’s good points. It’s a terrific old-school RPG, harkening back to the original Digimon games back on the PS1, making it pretty easy to grasp and play. Continue reading Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Is Making Me Itch

Sony Just Added 105 Games To PlayStation Now And I Need To Know Who’s Using This?

  
Ok seriously,  I need to know who is using PlayStation now? Sony just added 105 games to its streaming service and that means there has got to be some type of big demand for it. I’m begging any small amount of people who read my post to comment on this. 

I get the idea of PS Now and it’s pretty solid. Except for the part where the subscription and rentals are overpriced. America doesn’t even crack the top 10 when it comes to fastest internet service, so I can’t imagine it working very well an unless you have your console connected directly to your modem there are bound to be fustrations. 

If PS Now came in at a cheaper price, then I’d be more than happy to buy in and rent from a hug catalog of PS3 games. I mean I’m all for renting games on my console. It’s something I’ve wanted for the longest. However, I’ve always thought of it more as you download the game and have like a week to play it before it locks you out. That way there is no connection problems. Maybe I should take a weekend and try it to see if it’s really worth the price of admission. 

The Trials and Tribulations of the Hardcore Game. Getting By With a Little Help From Friends.

bloodborne_ps4.0_cinema_960.0I am terrible at Bloodborne. I am by no means an expert gamer, nor do I try to be. When I play something, I just try to enjoy the best a game can offer. This doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy Bloodborne. I am having a great time and the fact they I am not any good has made the most of my experience with the game. Continue reading The Trials and Tribulations of the Hardcore Game. Getting By With a Little Help From Friends.

The Riddler Is Annoying…

  

So I was up late the other night replaying Batman: Arkham Knight and I’ve come to a realization: The Ridder is an annoying insignificant little prick. 

Now don’t get me wrong, from a game play perspective his challenges, riddles and puzzles are fun as hell. However, from a story perspective, I have no idea how the hell Batman deals with him.  

When looking back at the previous Arkham games, the Riddler was possible one of the coolest things in the games. His riddles were full of Easter eggs for every Batman fan. He even sort of makes sense in the first Arkham game, with Batman trapped in the Asylum and every taking their chance to pick at him. A lot of the time though he just seems to be in the way.

As I played through the main campaign, trying to defeat Scarecrow and figure out the mystery of the Arkham Knight (huge let down by the way, figured it out a third of the way through the game), the Riddler was like that little fly that won’t stop landing on your face. I found myself leaving all the Riddler mission until after I finished the main campaign. 

 

The weird part is I guess this is testament to how well Rocksteady did justice to the character of the Riddler. He is needlessly egotistical and has a massisive superiority complex. Sometimes I feel the like Batman should just ignore but that won’t work work because the Riddler would just put lives in danger just to prove he is better and Batman won’t let him. Then I got to thinking that’s the problem: Batman won’t let the Riddler win. I’m not talking about letting the Riddler kill a bunch of people but just feeding his ego. 

What if Batman went against the Riddler like he does in the game. Stops whatever ridiculous game he has got for him. Takes him to jail but then just sits him down and goes “Let’s play a game a Chess Nigma”. Of course Riddler agrees boasting how he will have already won by the first move. All Batman would have to do is make is look like he is winning and at the last second lose on purpose. Would this not be the Riddler’s greatest accomplishment? Would he not just stop because he bestest his greatest enemy and endlessly brag about it every time he got a visit from Batman in jail? 

I don’t know. Maybe a comic book writer needs to weigh in on this but after three games the Riddler wears a little thin. 

New Mighty No. 9 Gameplay Trailer

It’s ok Capcom. If you don’t want to give us a new Mega Man game, that’s cool. In meantime we have Mighty No.9. The spiritual successor’s new trailer shows off the Mega Man style action in all it’s glory. Mega Man’s creator Keiji Inafune and the team at Comcept really outdid themselves with this one. Now if only they could make their own Mega Man Legends style game…

The game is coming September 14th to just about ever console imaginable.

Bethesda Announces Fallout 4

All is right with the world, the stars have aligned and now life is complete because Bethesda Softworks decided to greet the morning with the announcement of Fallout 4. That’s right, the long awaited sequel to Fallout 3, which released seven years ago is real and debuts with a sweet new trailer.

Not much is known about the game. What is known is that the setting is Boston, you can have companions and power armor is back! Bethesda is set to announce more about the game during their E3 presentation on June 14th. Fallout 4 will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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Batman Arkham Knight “All Who Follow You” Trailer


Is it wrong that I get giddy every time a new Arkham Knight trailer is released? Does the word giddy make me seem like a prepubescent child? Probably but who cares, I’m a geek, I love this shit!

Anyway the new “All Who Follow You” Trailer shows off the four characters developer Rocksteady has been teasing this weekend. The gameplay is something Rocksteady is calling “Dual Play”. During specific moments in the game you will be able to switch between Batman and one of his allies in real time like GTA V and pull off tag team moves. I can’t scream through words but that sound fricken awesome.

Batman Arkham Knight arrives this June 23.

Mad Max Overview Trailer

I like this. License games don’t come out often anymore, but they seem to be getting better in quality. This new Mad Max game looks to have everything you would want from a game with a post apocalyptic wasteland. Psychopathic mutants, customizable badass cars, changing environment, in depth fighting system. I’m in.

I also like that publishers are not binding these games to their movies or whatever they are based off of. While both the game and movie come out within the same year, the game comes out several months after the movie arrives. Also, the game isn’t based off the new movie, so the developers have no restrictions on where they want to go.

Mad Max arrives September 1, 2015.