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10 Hours Into Tales Of Vesperia For Nintendo Switch

I have been waiting a long time for a “Tales of” game to come to the Switch. It always seemed like a great fit and I knew it was only a matter of time. My first introduction to a Tales of game was back in the Game Cube days. I remember that I had some extra Christmas money to blow and I decided to take a chance on Tales of Symphonia, which ended up paying off. I loved the art direction, the combat, and the Saturday morning style story. It was just a really fun, low stakes, game to play when you have nothing better to do. I had been in a mood to play these games again, and almost […]

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My Top 10 For 2018

Because games continue to get pushed towards the end of the year, I felt like I needed to give this some time. This has been a pretty great year when it comes to gaming. A ton of publishers have let their talents shine and some of the greatest games in a life time were made this year. This list are some of the games that made an impact on me this year, and though I wish I could write about all of the great ones, time is a factor and I would like to get some rest. Here are my top 10! 10. Monster Hunter World This was the first game in the series that I actually played. Though the […]

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Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank everyone for the support. Since its inception, True Video Games has been a way to let loose and just write about things that I am passionate about. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure if anyone would actually read it. I figured that this would just be a way for me to just write some things down, work on some of my writing skills, and at least say that I started my own website. However, the community has been pretty great and each one of you have given me some great ideas and some wonderful tips that I can continue to work on. So to all of you, […]

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The Need For Charity

Though this is a video game blog, I feel like its necessary that I share something really special that happened today… A while back I wrote about various charities and what they are all about. At the end of the post I made reference to an organization that I am currently part of. This organization is all about veterans helping veterans in need, however once a year we get together and try to give to back to our community. Around Christmas, we strap 35lbs ruck sacks to our backs, full of toys and much needed cheer for children at a local children’s hospital. The day before, we got together in a members garage and started sorting all of the wonderful […]

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Joker Coming To Smash

By now, we have all heard that Joker from Persona 5 is coming to smash, and this new is probably the most exciting thing that I didn’t know I wanted.  Some may think that Joker in Super Smash Brothers seems like a weird fit, and that wouldn’t be far off. It seems like a very random choice. Normally, Super Smash […]

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The One Thing That Could Pull Me Away From Red Dead…

It has been quite some time since my last post. Honestly, life has been a bit of a roller coaster this month and finding time to actually sit down and write has been a bit of a challenge. I would like to think that I have a handle on this whole adult thing, but we are all just flying by the seat of our pants. I had a wedding anniversary at the beginning of the month, which due to poor planning caused us to abandon our first five ideas and eventually land on a beach vacation for a few days. It ended up being a pretty great trip and I was able to try out the new Halo arcade game. […]

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Charitable Gaming

Playing a video game can sometimes be the most selfish thing that someone can do with their time. I know, from personal experience, that shutting yourself in a dark room, with plenty of drinks and snacks, on a cold rainy day, could be one of the best video game sessions of your life. Spending long hours in front of a […]

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Question Of The Month: October 2018, A Game Fit For The Holidays

A recent submission by Chris over at Over Thinking Y had me thinking about some video games that can put us in the Halloween spirit. Go and check out his submission to the Question of the Month (created by the talented Kim at Later Levels). Megan over at A Geeky Gal posses a question for anyone to answer. These types of events are pretty fun to get involved in and they really get the creative juices flowing. Thank you to Chris, Kim, and Megan for giving me a reason to write! When October comes around, I usually stick with the basics: I thank God that it is no longer hot outside. I start running outside a lot more. I begin […]

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My Thoughts On The New Direction For Assassin’s Creed

I have been a fan of Assassin’s Creed ever since the first commercial came out in 2007. I was entranced by the visuals of the game, and the idea that I would be reliving actual events in history through the lense of a hidden manipulator made it all the more sweeter. I bought the first Assassin’s Creed on the first day and I ended up pouring hours and hours of my down time into it. I remember it being one of those games that I just had to 100%. I ran around and assassinated every Templar, I synchronize at every overwatch point, and I even replayed every mission as an assassin that was never seen. The first game was revolutionary […]

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Nintendo Planning On Releasing A New Switch by 2019

As reported by Takashi Mochizuki of The Wall Street Journal Japan, Nintendo is currently planning on releasing a new version of the Nintedo Switch by as early as Summer 2019. The reason for the sudden console upgrade comes down to money…and how much they love it. Sources from Nintendo told Mochizuki that they want to continue to see their revenue from consoles to stay where they are at, and therefore release another console for millions of us to buy. So far, not a whole lot is being push out other then the basics. They want to have upgraded hardware and software, as well as an upgrade display from the original “low-end” LCD screen. Personally, this pisses me off. It is […]

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Is Streaming The New Direction In Video Games?

A recent article posted through IGN by Colin Stevens, outlined a new innovation in streaming technology. Google, along with Ubisoft, have partnered in order to push out the next Assassin’s Creed game via a streaming service through Google Chrome. The service is being called “Google’s Project Stream” and it is suppose to have the technological wizardry to allow someone to play a giant game like Assassins Creed: Odyssey over the internet. The requirement are simple: You must be 17 years or older You must have a computer with access to the internet Your internet must be able to reach speeds of 25MBs per second…not that hard, which seems even more impressive that they can have the game run at such […]

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Pet Peeves in Gaming

This is a post in response to Kim at Later Levels who recently created a post in regards to her pet peeves in games. As fans of the gaming industry and all of the art that is created, I think it is important that we are open and honest about the way that games are created and consumed. We want […]

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Impressions of Destiny 2: The Forsaken King

It has a ton of what I loved about Destiny, but also the same of what I couldn’t stand. Over the weekend, while I was still refusing to play anymore of Shadow of The Tomb Raider, I decided that I was going to go ahead and download the new expansion for Destiny 2. Now I have played every DLC and expansion since the launch of the first Destiny, but something changed with the release of Destiny 2 and the subsequent expansions that would follow. Though I was happy that they actually had something of a story in Destiny 2, I felt like the content just wasn’t there. I never had much of a desire to play PVP and the raid […]

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A Video Game Sequel That Disappointed Me

I was scrolling through the various articles on my feed and I came across an article written by Cary at Recollections of Play, (check it out if you want a good read!) and I just had this immediate gut reaction to a game that I am currently powering through which fits this perfectly. You may not have wanted someone to answer this question, maybe you meant it as a hypothetical, but I just had to respond. I don’t normally do these type of things, but I feel like the community I’m apart of, *whether you like it or not*, shouldn’t mind if I answer some of your unintended questions. So thanks Cary for giving me reasons to write today. Currently […]

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My Hope For Animal Crossing

The most recent Nintendo Direct offered us a glimpse as to the direction Nintendo is going in for the next few months. A ton of information was thrown at us during the 30ish minute video, and a lot of it should have made you pretty excited. However, one announcement in particular got me more excited then the rest…Animal Crossing for the Switch! *duh…of course this was going to happen. Nintendo is very predictable and you can bet that they would make another game in a successful franchise. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that they will also make a new Paper Mario, Pikman, Legend of Zelda, Mario and Luigi RPG…you get the point. Animal Crossing has […]