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Rocket League Stretches it’s Legs with Rumble

When Rocket League first burst onto the PlayStation 4 scene back in 2015, it kind of went under my personal radar for quite some time. Even after downloading the game for free through PS Plus it just sort of sat there for several months before my friends and I started it randomly one night. Since then we moved up the ranks into the “Pro” status level, earned tons of new decals and antennas, and yet still managed to feel incredibly inadequate at the game skill-wise. After a couple fun-filled months, I thought we were kind of done with Car Soccer Rocket League. That is until the most recent Rumble update added an entirely new and fun mode to the mix.  (more…)

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Sunday Roundup: 9/18/16

The City Wide garage sale was this weekend, and while I picked up a good haul of games, most of them were for reselling later (including a copy of Parasite Eve on PS1 for just $2!). There were, however, a couple of games I grabbed from a Craigslist seller I simply couldn’t believe were still available. And then the Dragon Quest VII  port finally released on 3DS this week, so there are a ton of games to go over. Let’s get right into it! (more…)

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What Exactly is Going on in No Man’s Sky?

It’s been over a week since the highly anticipated No Man’s Sky has released on PlayStation 4, and while the excitement around the game is still high, folks are coming down from that mountain and wondering, well, whether or not the hype was worth it. No doubt the game is ambitious, and without question the game will sell well, but how much of a game is actually there? And what good is a game if it’s not fun to play? I’ve spent several hours with No Man’s Sky and while the game isn’t exactly the space romp I was expecting it to be, it’s still got me intrigued for what could come.

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Sunday Roundup: 8/7/16

A few trips to GameStop were sadly uneventful, but a return to my friendly ol’ Sunnyvale store proved to be worthwhile yet again! I do find it weird that whenever there’s a “4 for $40” or “4 for $20” sale, or something similar, I can always find three games I want really quickly, and then have trouble finding a fourth. I usually end up getting trash, which is the case yet again this week. Also, and more excitingly, I went back to the De Anza flea market this weekend! There was tons more booths with video games! I was incredibly impressed by their selection, quality, and, most of all, price! The best find was some Skylanders toys, which I’ll get into at the end here.

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Rogue Legacy is the Best Kind of Dungeon Crawl

Some games choose to give you big advantages for completing a certain level or stage. Take for example the Legend of Zelda series: completing a dungeon will net you some extra health and a specific weapon or tool to assist in further exploration of the rest of the game’s world. Other titles give you small rewards throughout, like an RPG giving you additional HP and strength with every level you go up. Then there are dungeon crawlers like Castlevania which combine these two, giving you bigger and better weapons all the time, but not allotting anything major until you overcome a boss. Take that classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night formula, and mix in the random dungeon generation of rogue-like games such as The Binding of Isaac, and mix in some Final Fantasy for flair, and you’ve got yourself Rogue Legacy, a remarkably fun and replayable title from 2014. (more…)

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Pro Tips for Playing Overwatch (on PS4)

Overwatch has, to say the least, been pretty popular. It’s near inescapable in every corner of the gaming universe, with it’s constant updates, plays of the game, funny instances, and overall competitive nature. Being from Blizzard it’s pedigree is also unmatched by other Triple A games. Lastly, it’s just plain fun! While the game’s been out for a few months many players have developed their personal strategies for each level, character, occasion, etc., but unless you’re playing the game consistently every day, there are some strategies you might be missing out on. Here are some tips and tidbits that have helped me jump from an average player to a slightly above average player! (more…)

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Sunday Roundup: 7/3/16

It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Last Sunday was my birthday, and I had my parents visiting our house here in California! They hadn’t been here before, and I hadn’t seen them in almost two years, so it was a great, eventful visit! Outside of that, there were some big time releases I was looking forward too for a long time that came out these past two weeks, leading to a rather small but high-quality Roundup. Let’s get started! (more…)

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Sunday Roundup: 6/5/16

It has been a busy couple of weeks! The end of May I went back home to watch my brother get married! It was amazing, of course, and it was the first time I was back home in Indiana in almost two years! The weekend immediately after was Fanime, an anime convention here in California that we’ve gone to for the past few years. We dressed up, we bought stuff, and we had a good time. Following that we had a friend move in with us until he can find a place of his own, and now Laura’s sister is back home for a couple weeks before her job starts! Phew! Thankfully though, a visit home means a ton of new video games I can’t get here in California! Let’s break it down!

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