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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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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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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 […]

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Nintendo Switch Online…

This post should be pretty short depending on whether I can speak my peace in a coherent fashion or ramble for awhile about my likes and dislikes…of which there are many. Like many choices in my life, I like to weigh the pros and cons. This can help me gain perspective as too which choice can grant me the better outcome, or if either choice will lead me down a particular river with no means of traversal…(up shit creek without a paddle). Even though the service has been out for only a day, I still feel confident that I can have a genuine opinion, and that’s not a good thing. Here is my break down… Pros Obviously, the fact that […]

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Something Is On My Mind: What’s With All Of The 16bit Games?

There are some topics that flow around my head while I am at work, and sometimes I just need to get them out. Disclaimer: I don’t actually write while I’m at work. I let the idea stew for awhile, and then post them when its convenient for me. I grew up in the 90s and I have an appreciation for older games. My first system was a NES, though I don’t have too many memories of playing it, I do know that my chubby little hands first learned button placement from a NES. The first system that I know I abused the heck out of was my SNES and I will always remember the ridiculous amount of time that I […]

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The Hype Around Hideo Kojima

Well this won’t be very popular, but I have to say it. What makes this guy so popular that everyone loses their minds every time he makes a game? For the past couple of years, ever since his departure from Konami, gamers all over the world have been on pins and needles waiting to see what his next game will be. He had a gigantic reception by Sony and was even given a blank check to do whatever he wants. Plus, he was given something that most game developers want most, all the time in the world. But my question is…why? Sure, he is most known for the Metal Gear series, which was critically acclaimed and won numerous awards, but […]

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Xbox E3 2018 Reactions

Microsoft came out swinging with some new games and promises of a better experience for gamers. Of course, one of the high lights for me was the first reveal that Microsoft gave us. Master chief is back in Halo Infinite, however, we don’t know much more then that. We can see that he is on a Halo with lush and robust vistas and animals, but not why or how our protagonists got there. Speculation arose, as most reveals will, that this game could possibly be open world, which would be very welcome in my opinion. We got to see some of the games that we figured were already coming to Xbox like Gears of War and Forza Horizon, but the […]

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Gamer Super Bowl 2018

I am currently sitting here waiting for the show to start and I just had to know…how are you watching/celebrating? I spent a good portion of this morning making various party foods and making sure that everything was cleaned and put away so that I am not bothered. I have been doing this for the past few years and it […]

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The Fear of Losing One’s Memories

what is life without the experiences that you live and learn from? Whether your journey through life is pleasant or traumatic, we rely on our memories to give us drive and clarity. The idea of losing my mind is one of my worst fears. Not spiders. Not poverty. The idea that one day I could wake up and forget everyone […]

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Roller Coaster Tycoon For The Switch…Good Thing or Shady Thing?

Recently, Atari announced that they will be crowd funding their popular Roller Coaster Tycoon series in order to port the game over to the Switch. Personally, I loved the Roller Coaster Tycoon series, and I was actually pretty excited about the prospect of playing these games on the Switch. Immediately nostalgia kicked in and I remembered the hours upon hours that I put into the original during summer breaks when I should have been outside. I spent many late nights trying to figure out why a ride continuously broke down or why my janitor felt it was necessary to cut the grass for the entire park instead of actually taking out the trash and cleaning vomit. While I was sitting […]