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Hello, my name is Matthew and you have discovered my blog about video games! Here, I will be talking about what’s going on in the world of video games, upcoming releases, reviews for games that just came out, and my opinion on many games. On my blog, you won’t need a quarter to participate, just sit back and enjoy the content. So now, let’s play!

 

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Video Game Information For Week of 10/9/17

This month brings a bunch of new releases and 3 of those come out this week, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, The Evil Within 2, and Friday The 13th The Game (and it comes out on Friday the 13th!!!)

  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, Sequel,  10/10/17, Gamespot: 7/10  IGN: 9/10  Metacritic: 85/100
  • The Evil Within 2: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, Sequel, 10/13/17, Gamespot: 8/10  IGN: 8/10  Metacritic: 80/100
  • Friday The 13th (Physical Release): Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 10/13/17, (Reviews from digital release) Gamespot: 4/10  IGN: 6.9/10  Metacritic: 61/100

 

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Middle Earth: Shadow of War: One of the only Warner Brother series of games I have played is the Batman series, which is fantastic. I didn’t start playing Shadow of Mordor till about a week ago. I find the combat amazing, taking on a crowd of 100 orcs, getting a 10 hit combo, and then slicing someone’s head into two, eventually after a couple minutes, I’m at a 100 combo and there is one more left, which I interrogate to find another group of orcs. I ignored the announcement for this new game, but after playing the first one, I might consider getting this new one. It looks about the same, with the nemesis system back and better than ever, and a new feature of storming castles, which looks really fun. Some reviewers have said that the story is weak, but that doesn’t really bother me too much as I’ll probably be playing with the nemesis system for most of the time. One of the downsides to this game might be the unnecessary inclusion of microtransactions. These were added to the game if you want to speed up your progress instead of griding to get a certain item. I could understand if they added it if the game had some sort of pvp aspect (like Overwatch), but the game is all solo, so it just doesn’t make sense to me.

Related image The Evil Within 2: It’s the month of October, and it’s about time for some sp00ky games. One of the first spooky games to come out this month is The Evil Within 2. It’s a horror game based off of the events of the first game, where you play as Sebastian Castellanos trying to find his daughter. To be honest, I haven’t really been keeping up with the news for this game, as horror games don’t really interest me. So because of this, I can’t really approve or disapprove this game.

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Friday The 13th (Physical Release): Ch Ch Ch Ha Ha Ha, is the famous sound that many horror fans could associate with the camp councilor hater Jason Voorhees. While this game isn’t made by some big developer, it has still gone on to sell many, many copies, and even be the number one game on the PlayStation store for a few weeks. It was funded by a very successful Kickstarter campaign, and a few years after the campaign, it came out. I’m about level 41 and have had a blast playing it. The game plays as one person being Jason and the rest of the players. The player can escape either by car, boat, calling the cops, or wait out the 20 minutes that the game lasts. I’ve gotten most of my friends to buy the game, and we have all had tons of fun killing each other. Some of my complaints about this game are that, being made by small developers, there are many glitches, and issues such as hosts of the game leaving during the match, ending it for everyone, and more. But overall, I would definitely recommend this game.

Are Video Games a Form of Art?

The main picture for this section is a game named “Journey”. It’s developed by the company “Thatgamecompany”. This company has also made many games also like Journey, such as Flower, Flow, Cloud, and their upcoming game Sky. If you haven’t noticed, all of their games have something to do with nature. I have played Journey, and I thought that it was spectacular. The music and the visuals took my breath away. I haven’t played their other games, but I definitely want to. I have also played Abzu, which is a game that is like Journey but made by different people. Image result for abzu

You are a diver who swims around with different sea creatures, trying to restore springs all throughout the ocean. For me, these are the games I would play if I just had a very rough week, and wanted to relieve some stress. While some modern video games, such as Call Of Duty, I wouldn’t call art, as they focus on linear gameplay and killing and killstreaks, sometimes the older games, like Modern Warfare. can be called art because of their compelling story and fantastic multiplayer. The Smithsonian Museum had an exhibition back in 2012 on “The Art of Video Games”. This is really cool(to me)that a big art museum considers video games as an art form.

But this is just my opinion as to video games being art. Afterall,

“Art is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone will have their own interpretation.”

― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

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TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK:

Nintendo Working on a Game Boy Classic?: After the big success of the NES Classic and the SNES Classic, it would only make sense for Nintendo to continue to remaster their consoles. This time, they might be remastering the Gameboy! A Japanese trademark bot tweeted out that Nintendo was filling for a Game Boy Classic, with an image of the Game Boy and noting for use of smartphone or console programs. I predict that these are probably going to be as hard to get as it’s predecessors.

Thanks for reading this week’s releases, stay tuned next week where I talk about more gaming information. As always, thanks for reading, and until next time, game on!

 

Link Dump:

Shadow of War reviews: https://www.gamespot.com/middle-earth-shadow-of-war/reviews/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/10/05/middle-earth-shadow-of-war-review http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/middle-earth-shadow-of-war

The Evil Within 2 reviews: https://www.gamespot.com/the-evil-within-2/reviews/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/10/13/the-evil-within-2-review http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/the-evil-within-2

Friday The 13 reviews: https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/friday-the-13th-the-game-review/1900-6416692/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/06/01/friday-the-13th-the-game-review?watch http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/friday-the-13th-the-game

Game Boy Classic: http://nerdist.com/nintendo-game-boy-classic-secret/

Game Boy: http://nerdist.com/nintendo-game-boy-classic-secret/

 

(Reviews may not be up as soon as post is up, as I may be waiting for them to go up, Thank you for your patience 😀)

 

 

Video Game Information For Week of 10/2/17

We have one super realistic racing game that has come out this week, and an explanation of what different types of developers there are.

  • Forza Motorsport 7: Xbox One, Windows Store, 10/3/17, Gamespot: 8/10  IGN: 9.2/10  Metacritic: 87/100

 

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Forza Motorsport 7: Forza Horizon 3 was my first Forza game. I thought that the game was pretty cool, using an open world, but I never got into it. A reason for not playing the game might be because that my Xbox is in the living room. I thought that the graphics were AMAZING, and they looked even better because I have a 4K TV. But moving on to the subject, Forza Motorsport 7. I bought the Ultimate Edition for the Xbox One S, and for the 20 minutes I played the first cup, I have to admit that this one is pretty cool. The handling for the cars are really good, and the different tracks really put your skills to the test with all their different turns. But even though the game was specially made for the Xbox One X, it still runs really good on the S. The different weather effects are superb and definitely the best-looking racing game out there. I highly suggest that you buy this game if you are a car enthusiast, but if you aren’t, at least buy it if you have a 4K TV, the game looks amazing!

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A THIRD PARTY AND FIRST PARTY DEVELOPER?

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When I think of developers, I think of Activation, Naughty Dog, Game Freak, and EA, just to name a few. But what many people may not realize is that all of these developers are not the same. They all don’t function the same, and this is where I come in to explain to you what the differences between them are. Let’s start off with first party.

  1. First Party: First party developers are developers who were either formed internally or bought by a game platform, such as PlayStation or Xbox. Nintendo would be a prime example because most of their games are made by these types of developers. When they are working on a new console, such as the Switch, they commission many of their first party developers to make games for it, such as Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild and Mario Kart 8. Tying in with the game that has come out this week, Forza Motorsport 7, the developers of the game are Turn 10, who work as a first party developer for Microsoft.
  2. Second Party: While these aren’t too widely as popular, they still exist. Second party developers are the in-between of first party and third party. They sometimes work independently, like a third party, but they also can work from a contract, like first party. One of the best examples are Game Freak, the developer for Pokemon games. While they may seem like a third party, they are independent but still make games for Nintendo.
  3. Third Party: The most popular type of developer is third party. Third-party developers are mainly independent, and they work on whatever they want and publish to whatever platform they want. As the largest type of developers, there are many examples, such as Activision, EA, and the different divisions of Ubisoft, just to name a few. Activision was the first third-party developer, created in 1979. Because they have lasted for so long, they work as a publisher (publish games made by other developers) and developer. An interesting example of a third party developer is Mojang. While many know that they were bought by Microsoft, they still function as a third party, developing games for all platforms, most recently being the Minecraft version of Nintendo 3DS.

 

 

TOP NEWS OF THE WEEK:Image result for forza 7

Forza Motorsport 7 Getting Hate Becuase of New VIP System: While Forza has been getting a lot of praise from critics, it has been getting a lot of backlash from fans about it’s change to the VIP system. The old VIP system gave you extra credits for each race you played, and it was unlimited. But in this new Forza, it had a limited use. Many fans got very angry with Turn 10 and got even angrier when rumors spread that the game was designed from the ground up to be paid to play. Luckily, Turn 10 said that they would remove the limited use for the VIP, and make it unlimited, like how it was before.

Overwatch Halloween Skins Leaked: The new Overwatch skins for the Halloween event were leaked on Facebook, and they look really cool, here are some of the ones that were leaked:

This new Halloween event looks to be better than the last one, with these new skins, and a new Halloween themed map. I really haven’t had a reason to play Overwatch lately, but I am sure that I will be playing this update when it comes out.Image result for star wars battlefront 2

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Beta Goes Live: The beta for the sequel of the mildly received Star Wars Battlefront launched for people who preordered it on the 4th, and everyone on the 6th. The beta brings an objective game mode and a space battle mode.I have had the chance to play it on PC, and the game and the graphics are great. I can really tell that they put a lot of effort into this one, and I am excited for its release.

Next week we will see some big games release, and the week after that I will talk and go over the specs on my new desktop that I got, but other than that, thanks for reading, and until next time, game on!

Link Dump:

Forza Motorsport Reviews: https://www.gamespot.com/forza-motorsport-7/reviews/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/30/forza-motorsport-7-review http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/forza-motorsport-7

First party story sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxR0sUT3egc

Forza VIP: https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/forza-motorsport-7-changes-vip-system-backlash/

Overwatch: http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/863437/Overwatch-Halloween-2017-skins-LEAKED-Reddit-Mei-Reaper-Zenyatta-Symmetra

(Reviews may not be up as soon as post is up, as I may be waiting for them to go up, Thank you for your patience 😀)

 

 

Video Game Information For Week of 9/25/17

This week, we have 2 games that have come out and many stories to go over, so let’s get roightttttt into the reviews!

  • Cuphead: Xbox One, Windows Store, 9/29/17, Gamespot: 8/10  IGN: /10  Metacritic: 86/100
  • FIFA 18: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Store, 9/29/17, Gamespot: 7/10  IGN: 8.1/10  Metacritic: 84/100

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Cuphead: In this retro side-scroller game, you play, as the game’s title implies, as a character with a cup for his head, and your goal is to defeat many different bosses to repay a debt to the devil. While the story may not sound interesting, the way the game looks, and sounds are very good. The game overall makes you feel as if you have stumbled upon a cartoon way back around the time of when Micky Mouse was first getting introduced in steamboat willie. The music also reminded me some of the music you would hear in an old cartoon, mostly reminding me of a chase from Tom and Jerry episode. I have also seen that many reviewers have been complaining how hard the game is.While I don’t plan on picking this game up, If it came to PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, I would most certainly buy it.

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FIFA 18: FIFA 18 is a soccer game that has you, well, playing soccer in different modes, such as the story mode “The Journey: Hunter Returns”, and “Ultimate team”, which is just the game’s online mode. My opinion on FIFA 18 is about the same for my opinion on the NBA games. It doesn’t make sense to me for making a game yearly release when you’re releasing the same thing, with only a few minor changes that could be added in an update to an old game. While I could understand someone might want to buy the game again for the story mode, GameSpot said in their review that it has a few minor changes, but it’s the same as the first part of the story. Overall, I’m not really interested in buying this game.

 

WHAT GAMES I HAVE BEEN PLAYING THIS MONTH:

 

So because it’s the end of the month, I thought that this would be a good time to talk about what games I have been playing a lot of. Let’s start off on Playstation 4, the console that I play the most on. I have been mostly playing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege with my friends from school, that game is very fun. I like the strategic style of gameplay and yelling at my friends if they mess up. I have also been playing some Grand Theft Auto 5 because of the new update that adds the option for the player to buy their own airplane hanger, where they can steal cargo and sell said cargo for in-game cash. Other than that, I played a few hours of Friday The 13th The Game, and a few hours on Uncharted 3. On my Nintendo Switch, one of the only games I have been playing on there is Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. I find this game so much fun, with its humor and the turn-based gameplay. I am currently on the third world right now, and I can’t wait for Ubisoft to release new content for this game.  I don’t usually play on my Xbox One, as it’s downstairs and my dad is usually watching stuff on the TV, but I got Forza Motorsport 7 a few days early from its actual release date because I pre-ordered it, so I plan on playing that. On PC, I play a few games such as Business Tour, a Monopoly knock off, and a little bit of this game that I used to play on one of those websites with a bunch of free games called Dino Run DX.

 

STORIES OF THE WEEK:

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Free games with Xbox Gold and PS Plus: This month’s games for PlayStation 4 are: Amnesia: Collection, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Hue. Xbox gamers with Gold get Gone Home, and The Turning Test. I am very excited for Metal Gear Solid, as it seems like a very interesting game, but I’m not that excited for the Xbox games, as I already have Gone Home from when it was a PS Plus free game.

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Red Dead 2 Trailer #2 Drops: The much-anticipated trailer for Red Dead 2 dropped this week, and it had some new story information, as well as CROCODILES! Even though I never played the original one, I am very excited to play this new one. My only question is that how are they going to do the multiplayer. Is it going to be a GTA Heists style multiplayer, or is it going to be an open world where you can mess around with your friends like in GTA Online.

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Assassin’s Creed: Origins “Discovery mode”: Ubisoft’s next game Assassin’s Creed Origins is going to have a mode where there is no killing of any type, allowing the player to explore ancient Egypt without shedding any blood. While also removing killing, there will be no story, nor time limits. This update will come out sometime in 2018, and will feature “guided tours” that were created by actual historians. I think that this is a very interesting idea and I could see this becoming a way for teachers to teach kids about Egypt.Related image

Stardew Valley Get Approved For Nintendo Switch: After many long months of waiting, Chuckelfish’s CEO confirmed that the game has been approved, in a tweet saying “Stardew Valley Switch Update, we’ve been approved. Working on finalizing a release date with all parties involved. Will continue to inform!” About a year ago, one of my friends introduced me to this game on Steam, and I was in love with it! While I don’t play it as much as I used to, I am sure that I will sink many more hours into this game on my Switch!

Thanks for reading this week’s news and such, stay tuned next week where I talk about more gaming stuff. As always, thanks for reading, and until next time, game on!

Link Dump:

CupHead Reviews:  https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/cuphead-review/1900-6416777/  http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/cuphead

FIFA 18: Reviews: https://www.gamespot.com/fifa-18/reviews/  http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/21/fifa-18-review http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/fifa-18

PS4 and Xbox One Free Games: http://wccftech.com/ps-plus-xblgold-free-games-october-2017/

Red Dead 2 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F63h3v9QV7w&t=5s

Assasin’s Creed: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/assassins-creed-origins-discovery-tour-mode-remove/1100-6453613/

Stardew Valley: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/09/27/stardew-valley-gets-approval-nintendo-switch-release/

(Reviews may not be up as soon as post is up, as I may be waiting for them to go up, Thank you for your patience 😀)

 

 

 

Video Game Information For Week of 9/18/17

Welcome back, this week not only do we have a major story focused on PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds, we also have some small stories. As there weren’t that many major games released this week, we have no games to cover.

 PLAYER UNKNOWN BATTLEGROUNDS AND HOW IT GOT SO POPULAR:

Image result for player unknownPlayer Unknown Battlegrounds started off as a mod for Arma 2 DayZ: Battle Royale, made by Brendan Greene. I don’t think Brendan ever thought that his little mod for Arma 2 would ever become a full game with over 11 million copies sold, Steam’s most played game with about 396,605,335 hours.  These hours equate to 16,525,223 days or about 45,275 years (as of 9/18/17). Some other statistics are that PUBG is the #1 game with the most concurrent players, with about 1,348,374 unknown players in the battleground, and it’s the #1 streaming game on Twitch. These are AMAZING stats, but that leaves the question, how? How did Brendan Greene turn a mod for a game into a game with all those mind boggling achievements? How did it get so popular? What’s next for Player Unknown? We will answer those questions and more soon, but first, let’s start off with who this man is. Brendan Greene first started off with making the “Battle Royale” mod for DayZ, which was a mod for a game called Arma 2. This mod was based on the Japanese movie “Battle Royale” People fell in love with the mod, but the next game, Arma 3, came out a couple months later. With no surprise, Brendan then made his mod for Arma 3, which was also a success. Next up for Player Unknown was “H1Z1 King of the Kill”, where he assisted Daybreak, the company who made the game, with the mechanics and feel for the game. To no one’s surprise, the game was also a big hit, scoring in with about +100,000 players. Brendan said that this version was more “simplified” and ” Kind of arcadey”. With all this success, it was a no brainier for Brendan to make his own game, PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds. This game had all of the best features from his mod for Arma 3 and H1Z1 King of the Kill. He said that PUBG is how he envisioned his game to be, without any of the other games mechanics to hold him back. My opinion is that the reason it is such a successful game is because he basically created what he’s wanted, without anything from the previous games holding him back. Not only has this game become popular for people to play, but it’s also become popular for people to watch on streaming websites such as Twitch and YouTube. Twitch has contributed to it’s success because of many people streaming it, spreading word of the game around. YouTube has helped because of many people posting their “highlights” or “crazy kills”. I have found myself watching a couple of these videos, along with some Twitch Streamers such as Dr.DisRespect. Brendan Green’s next steps are polishing the game up, and moving on to the sequel, which I don’t for a second doubt will be a success.

STORIES OF THE WEEK:

Related imagePlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds Threatens Developer Over Similar Mode: Going along with our main focus this week, we have a PUBG story. This one centers around a game called “FortNite” and its developers releasing a game mode that is very similar to PUBG. The game mode in question is pretty much a complete rip off of PUBG. What is even worse is that this game mode will be put out for free, and you can play it even if you don’t own FortNite. A press release by the PUBG developers stated that “We’ve had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG’s development as they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the game… After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the game play for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known.” I think that while this is very wrong, it’s just one of many more copycats of PUBG to come.

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Toys R Us Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: (This story is a continuation of the story from my first blog post, click here to see more information on the story). Sadly, Toys R Us has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. They will take some time to restructure their $5 billion dollars in debt, and hopefully make it out of this so more generations of kids can enjoy what Toys R Us has to offer.

Image result for nba 2k18NBA 2K 18 Micro-transaction Drama: If you think that $60 is all you’re going to pay for NBA 2K 18, you have another thing coming. As more and more people are buying and playing this game, more and more people are realizing that most of the game requires you to either grind the game, or use real money to buy stuff in game, such as level up your character, get a haircut, buy clothes, but shoes. While you start off with 6,000 currency, that goes away quickly, leaving you to grind or spend real money to get that nice hair cut you want for your character. Fun fact, one hair cut costs about 1,500 currency, and that’s just the price on something not even contributing to how good your player is. I think that this is just another of the many bad things about this years NBA, and that this is another example of 2K trying to rip as many people as they can.

I hope you guys enjoyed my huge story on PUBG, it took it little while to get it all together, but overall I am pretty happy about it. As always, thanks for reading, and until next time, game on! (Try counting how many times I said PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds or PUBG in this article, I’m sure it’s a lot!)

Link Dump:

Player Unknown Battlegrounds (In order): http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/04/18/why-over-1-million-people-are-playing-playerunknowns-battlegrounds http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/news/pubg-is-steams-most-played-game-w504017 https://www.twitch.tv/drdisrespectlive

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds Threaten: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-dev-threatens-epic-ov/1100-6453530/

ToysRUs Bankruptcy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/09/19/toys-r-u-s-files-for-bankruptcy/?utm_term=.c5e949a1802e

NBA 2K 18 Micro transactions: https://kotaku.com/nba-2k18-is-riddled-with-microtransactions-1818554307

Video Game Information For Week of 9/11/17

Another week leads more games and stories for us to look at, so without further ado, let’s look at this week’s releases and their reviews!

NBA 2K18: Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Nintendo Switch, 9/19/17, Gamespot: 8/10  IGN: 8.4/10  Metacritic: 84/100

NBA Live 18: Playstation 4, Xbox One, 9/15/17,Gamespot: 7/10  IGN: 6.5/10  Metacritic: 73/100

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition: Nintendo Switch, 9/12/17, Gamespot: /10 IGN:(for Wii U)9.5/10 Metacritic: 88/100

1505672963880.pngNBA 2K18 and NBA Live 18: (I have decided to group these two games together because I view them as the same game.) Did you know that there were two different versions of these types of games? Well, I didn’t know either! While they look like the same game, they are actually made by two different companies, 2K and EA Sports. NBA 2K18 is more focused on “MyCareer”, which is a mode where the player gets to make their own basketball player, and “competes” are games on and off the court. NBA Live 18 also has a more focused story mode called “The One” where the player gets to play in their own story and possibly make it to the big leagues but is more focused on the multiplayer aspect. I was able to play the multiplayer beta for NBA Live 18, and while I thought it was fun playing with my friends, yelling at them to pass the ball over to me (just like in real life), I don’t think that it was a game that I could play for long term.For me, these games serve no interest to me, as I don’t play any sports games. My opinion is that while there may be a few changes from game to game, it’s pretty much the same game getting re-released over and over again. For Example, while there were a few changes to NBA Live 18 by adding the players from the Women’s National Basketball Association, I don’t believe that they had to make a whole new game just to put that in, they could have just put it in as an update or as a DLC. I can understand why they make these games every year, as they are always $60, but eventually, people are going to stop paying for the same game over and over again. It also doesn’t help that these reviewer sites keep giving these games high scores. Overall, not a big fan.

Image result for rayman legends definitive editionRayman Legends Definitive Edition: Rayman, what an interesting title. Rayman Legends follows the plot from the previous games (which is very extensive) and has you saving 10 princesses. I have played this game once before on the Wii U, and I didn’t really play it that much, but on the Switch that’s a whole different story. When the demo came out, I fell in love with the game. It reminded me so much of when I used to play Mario on the Wii with my mom. I loved the art style and humor in the game and especially loved the music level. All except one thing, the “Murphy’s touch” level. As the name suggests, the player uses the Switch’s many features to complete different puzzles, such as moving the console in a certain direction or tapping on a lever to open a secret pathway. I found that moving the switch around was sometimes a little disorientating and would mess up the game. But overall, I am excited to play the game and for more Rayman games to come out.

WHERE DO I GET MY NEWS AND REVIEWS FROM?:

That’s a very good question. The only website I use is Youtube, but sometimes I go on the Gamespot or IGN website if I am looking up something directly. For news, I always tune into “The Know” for daily news and podcasts every week. I also watch some smaller channels like “Back Pocket Game Reviews“. This channel is kind of like mine, where he talks about the facts and says his personal opinions on it. I also watch some channels that are dedicated to one game that they do news on, like “Star Wars HQ“, where they talk about Star Wars video games and the movies. The next channels are “Gamespot” and “IGN“. These two are very similar and do both news and reviews. I prefer Gamespot more because I like personalities they have and the different types of shows that they do. One of my favorite reviewer channels is “ACG“. ACG is my favorite because of the way he breaks down his reviews and how he rates them. He doesn’t give it a score, he just tells you whether it’s a buy, wait for a sale, or never buy it. I highly suggest you check all of these channels out, especially if you’re a gamer.

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PewDiePie Says a Racial Slur on Stream and The Backlash from it: During the weekend, PewDiePie said a huge no no word. While streaming Player Unknown Battlegrounds on YouTube, the YouTuber got very frustrated and called the other player the racial slur. After that, he stammered on his words and said some other bad words. This has caused a huge debate on whether it was wrong for him to say the slur, with some saying that everyone gets in the heat of the moment and can say some bad things that they don’t actually mean. Others said that it was unacceptable for him to say the word and that they would stop supporting him. Using the hashtag #pewdiepiepartyisover to say that PewDiePie’s popularity is done with. While I agree that what he said is not acceptable, I say that us gamers can sometimes get a little angry and say some things that we don’t mean. That’s where I stand on that topic. UPDATE: It seems that a game’s developers have decided to take down all of PewDiePie’s content with their game “FireWatch”, because of what he said, stay tuned next week to see what else happens.

Bethesda Announces That Doom and Wolfenstein 2 will be coming to Nintendo Switch: Bethesda announced that not only will Skyrim come to the switch on November 17, but that Doom and Wolfenstein 2 will also be coming. This is very exciting news, as the Switch hasn’t had much 3rd party support. From this news, we can look forward to more 3rd party publishers supporting the switch.

This is the type of style I will be going forward with for future blogs, and if you have a question that you would like to ask me for a future blog, feel free to leave one down in that comment box. As always, thanks for reading, and until next time, game on!

 

Sources:

NBA 2K18 Reviews: https://www.gamespot.com/nba-2k18/reviews/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/20/nba-2k18-review http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/nba-2k18

NBA Live 18 Reviews: https://www.gamespot.com/nba-live-18/reviews/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/19/nba-live-18-review http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/nba-live-18

Rayman Legends Definitive Edition Reviews: http://www.ign.com/games/rayman-legends/wii-u-132880 http://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/rayman-legends-definitive-edition

PewDiePiew Racial Slurs: https://kotaku.com/indie-dev-calls-for-copyright-strikes-against-pewdiepie-1803099736

Bethesda with Doom and Wolfenstein 2: https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/13/16305002/bethesda-doom-wolfenstein-2-nintendo-switch

Links to People: The Know: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4w_tMnHl6sw5VD93tVymGw Back Pocket Game Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/user/falsjesus/videos Star Wars HQ: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA3aPMKdozYIbNZtf71N7eg Gamespot: https://www.youtube.com/user/gamespot  IGN: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKy1dAqELo0zrOtPkf0eTMw ACG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK9_x1DImhU-eolIay5rb2Q

(Reviews my not be up as soon as post is up, as I may be waiting for them to go up, Thank you for your patience 😀)

 

 

 

Video Game Information For Week of 9/5/17

So let’s begin this journey, together, I can’t wait to share with you the news for this week and my opinions on the stories! First off, some of the latest games that have come out and their review scores.

  • Knack 2, PlayStation 4, 9/5/17,Gamespot: 7/10  IGN: 5.9/10  Metacritic: 71/100
  • Destiny 2, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC 9/6/17,Gamespot: 8/10  IGN:8.5/10   Metacritic: 85/100

Image result for knack 2Knack 2: While I have yet to play the original Knack, I have heard many people criticizing the original Knack for its bad story and rinse and repeat content. It’s even turned into a meme from one of my favorite YouTubers VideoGameDunkey. I downloaded the demo the other day, which had about 20 minutes of content, and actually had some fun. I thought that the mechanic of switching in between big Knack and small Knack to fight bad guys and go through puzzles was very intriguing. Something that I didn’t like though was that it was a little too easy, but that might be because that it’s a demo and it’s marketed towards kids. So because of that, while I will not be picking up Knack 2 immediately, I will look into the game to see if it will be worth my time.

Image result for destiny 2Destiny 2: You could say that the Original Destiny got me into video games back when it first released in late 2014. Up until then, the only thing that I mostly played was Minecraft and some games on the Wii, but Destiny was what really got me into gaming. I would usually play with one of my friends that I met online, and had a ton of fun. When I eventually got the PlayStation 4, Destiny was one of the first games that I got for it. Unlike before though, I played less and less, up until the point that it was out of my mind. I feel as if the original Destiny was meant for you to play it with friends, which I had none of at the time. I am cautious but yet excited for the new Destiny as I now have more friends to play it with. But I am cautious because I don’t want to waste my money on all the DLC that they make like how I did on the first one game.

STORIES OF THE WEEK:

Rainbow Six Siege update “Blood Orchid” Released: The new update for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has been released, under the name of “Blood Orchid”. This new update comes with a new map (an old theme park), three new operators (two defenders Ela and Lesion and one Attacker Ying, and a whole ton of bug fixes. I myself have been excited for this update, and have had the privilege of using the new operators and the new map. I would have to say that the three operators are a very interesting addition to the game, as they add more ways to defend and attack.  Ying has flash grenades that can be either thrown or put on a wall. I think Ying is very useful, as she can stun more than one person at once. Ela has stun mines that are attachable to walls, ceilings, and floors. I haven’t used Ela much, but I don’t feel as if this is a character that I like, as I prefer Lesion more. Lesion, on the other hand, puts down poison mines on the floor that slowly take away health from whoever they hit. I would have to say that Lesion is my favorite operator as his ability is very useful. The map I have played about twice, and it’s not one of my favorites, but it’s a very cool addition. One of my favorite things is that they have various arcade machine around the map, and one of them has a tribute to a player who passed away. I can’t wait to continue to play and master the new and map.

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Rockstar Releases New Versions of L.A. Noire: On November 14, 4 new versions of L.A. Noire will be released. One for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and HTC VIVE, with each version having their own special features. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will play in native 1080p and 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. Nintendo Switch will have HD rumble support, motion controls, and utilize the touchscreen. The HTC VIVE version will have seven “original” cases from the game, redone for VR. I have never played an L.A. Noire game before, but if it’s like anything like Grand Theft Auto, then I’m sure I will like it. I will most likely get it on Nintendo Switch so I can play it on the go, but a downside might be that it costs $10 for the physical version. Some reasoning for this is that it costs more for manufacturing the switch’s game cards.

Toys R Us going bankrupt?: Could Toys R Us be going bankrupt? According to MSNBC, this could happen. They say that Toys R Us owes about $5 billion, and about $400 million of that is due by next year! Toys R Us has hired some lawyers to figure out other ways to pay off the debt. This is a big deal for me as Toys R Us pretty much made my childhood. I remember having to go out to do dumb errands with my parents, but then we would stop at Toys R Us and I would be filled with joy. While I have stopped going there, I sometimes go there everyone in a while to see what they have and relive those memories. They will talk about what will happen to the company on September 26, so stayed tune for more information then.Image result for toys r us

Friday The 13th Part 4 Jason Teaser+More: The game Friday The 13th has just teased a new Jason coming to the game, and more. Along with the Part 4 Jason, there will be new weather effects (rain with thunder), a new map, and Part 4 unique kills. I played this game a ton when it came out, and I am very excited for this new update to come out! This game has a very interesting story that I might cover in a future blog post, but that’s for another day…

Well folks, that’s it for my first post! Thank you for reading till the end, and until the next time, Game On!

Sources:

Destiny 2 Review: https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/destiny-2-review/1900-6416758/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/15/destiny-2-review http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/destiny-2

Knack 2 Reviews: https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/knack-2-review/1900-6416749/ http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/05/knack-2-review        http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/knack-2

Destiny 2 Reviews:

L.A. NOIRE: http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/60266/4-New-Versions-of-L-A-NOIRE-Coming-November-14 https://www.polygon.com/2017/9/8/16277608/la-noire-nintendo-switch-price

Toys R Us: http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/07/toys-r-us-eyes-potential-bankruptcy-filing

Friday The 13th: http://f13game.com/news/iv-teaser/

(Reviews may not be up as soon as post is up, as I may be waiting for them to go up, Thank you for your patience 😀)