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Destiny's Skirmish: An Unbalanced Waste of Time or an Unforgiving Masterpiece?

1d 8h ago ... I was at the Tower looking for some easy Crucible bounties when I saw it. The mission was simple: complete five Skirmish matches. It sounded easy enough, so I grabbed the innocent little bounty and blasted off to orbit, my cousin Zach joining my fireteam before I started the first match. “Work together, and you might survive!” The Speaker warned as Zach, another player and I spawned in. Zach...

Final Fantasy XV - An In-Depth Analysis Regarding The Battle System

4d ago ... Another final fantasy blog folks! I guess I'm a bit of a fan. I recently read an insightful post over at neogaf regarding the battle system featured. Or at least a break down of its combat patent. Which of course is just a way to ensure nobody else can copy your game, its not necessarily the concrete reality of how the game plays. However, I think its safe to regard these words higher than a fe...

Destiny and Its Loyal Haters: Observations from a Man Sorry He's Having Fun

4d ago ... Launch night came and went with all the wonder and promise of any other. I couldn’t wait to wake up the next day, sprint through my day at work and Fresno State, and get back home to play it. Destiny was great. It wasn’t a revolutionary game by any means, but the mixing and matching of RPG, MMO and a solid shooter with stunning visuals was inexplicably fun. In fact, to this day I can’t ev...

Destiny: The Best Way to Get Loot

4d ago ... Destiny has been out for a while now and we've seen lots of articles all claiming to have "The best way to get loot", however now that Bungie has "Nerfed" the "Holy Loot Cave" what is the new best way to get loot. One of the most frequent ways I see in comments is Crucible. I've seen polarizing views on Crucible. Some say it gives tons of loot, some claim it doesn't give anything. I wanted to p...

Titan One Review- "Mods without Soldering"

4d ago ... The Titan One is available online for approximately $60 USD. A device was provided for review purposes. More information can be found at www.consoletuner.com. A digital modding device for console controllers that both makes me giggle with glee and shiver at its application for online gaming, the Titan One is a curious device. The Titan One really shows its colors by working as intended as...
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Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! [closed]

4d ago ... Congratulations to Rivencleft and FullmetalAlchemist! Thanks to everyone for celebrating with me, I'll be sure to find more gift cards soon! :) Because a happy birthday to me is a happy day to you: I've got TWO $50 Amazon (US store) cards to give away today! How to enter: 1) Comment on this blog (once will do it) 2) Wait patiently. Suggested activities include: Baking a cake, wrapping a...

Play How You Like And I'll Do The Same

5d ago ... I can't believe that this needs to be said but apparently it does. How you choose to play a game is completely irrelevant to everyone but you. The rules you set up for yourself in playing any game are only your rules, they are no one else's, and you have no right to preach the "correct" way to play any game to anyone else. Today I'm talking about the fanboys who complain about people who use...

Under the Knife: Swatting, a Deplorable Crime

6d ago ... A lingering trend has come to my attention recently. Apparently, this trend has gained traction since 2013 and has grown into something new. The trend I'm referring to (and which is titled above) is called "Swatting". What is Swatting? Swatting is the false reporting of a violent or ongoing crime at a designated location or by a victim whose sole purpose is to get a huge emergency response (pre...

Growing Apart - Critics and their Audience

6d ago ... In almost every artform, there are times when critics and their audiences diverge, where their opinions and tastes seem worlds apart. Transformers 4 continues to make billions while I recover from the brain damage I sustained while watching it. I consider that movie to be so bad that it should be considered a crime against movie making itself. The critics generally agree with me. But that is ju...

The Better Quality Control

7d ago ... The games industry seems to have a knack at ‘asterisking’ certain old sayings. “Any publicity is good publicity*. *This doesn’t always apply for the video games industry.” Another ideal like “less is more” is another one that’s seemed to be slowly eroding in truthfulness (only for the games industry) when I began considering it as an old-guard mentality for content curation. Thanks to digit...

Fanboys Be Like...

7d ago ... Since this generation has gotten underway, the crazies have been overly vocal, supporting or defending their platforms of choice. Nothing wrong with that, except in the past, it was a very different scenario for their company of choice. So I've come up with a list (in no particular ranked order) of some of the silly things I've heard this generation so far. 1. "Microsoft's Cloud will show th...

Why Do We Play?

7d ago ... As I sit at my little cubicle (it is a slow day at work) I think about how much I like playing Final Fantasy XIV. But then I think, “Why? Why do I like playing that game so much?” Is it the beautiful graphics, the open world, the many quests waiting to be had? I have an appreciation for anyone who picks up a controller, but sometimes I wonder what makes us do it. To me the fact that I can go...

Plunder Pirates Island Tips and Tricks for Base Designs and Layouts

7d ago ... Build more Chambers! Don't just surround your pirate island with walls like most players do. Instead try to build more Chamber Walls to hold your defense. Multiple sets of walls are hard to bring down compared to just one Big Thin Wall, making your enemies having a quite difficult time to break through. Extend your Docks! Increase the distance the enemy troops need to cross before the...

Gamers Nostalgia - The Special Games

7d ago ... Being a gamer my whole life has given me many moments of happiness and excitement. From the unexpected joy of my parents buying me an Atari in the very early 90's to getting my first NES for Christmas and being amazed by Mario games! Eventually, After the snes and megadrive aged, the Nintendo 64 came along, Mario 64…. Wave racer… Mario kart, it was awesome. Then throughout my life, defining my...

Was Destiny Destined to Be a Disappointment?

8d ago ... It is an understatement to say that Destiny's reception by gamers and some parts of the gaming journalism scene has been lukewarm at best with debate after debate about why another one of the biggest releases of the year turned out to be such a financial success but only a moderate critical success. Destiny is the first multiplatform game from former Halo game studio Bungie and was hyped up to...

How the PS Vita Changed My Gaming Life

8d ago ... Introduced me to the Indie Ecosystem The PlayStation Vita has a handful of AAA games, but as you probably know, the system is overflowing with indie titles. Before I owned my Vita, I had never been too heavy on indie games. But thanks to the massive amount of 'free' titles I received via PlayStation Plus, that changed quickly. I would soon be in the mists of spectacular games like Guacamelee...

An Open Letter to Gaming Media

9d ago ... I have been on the sidelines observing the recent stories that involve everything from Anita Sarkeesian to Zoe Quinn to Phil Fish to Polygon to Kotaku to indie studios' attacks to corruption and finally to gaming media lashing out at gamers. I have recently commented that enough is enough and I'm not going to stand for it anymore. Everything that I have mentioned is going to get their fair shar...

Trolls, #gamergate style.

10d ago ... Trolls, trolls everywhere! And they are getting fed plenty right now. The way I see it a troll is someone who takes the opposite stance to pretty much anyone just to get the reaction they desire, usually it's just for a rise but I see a new troll kind of trollhas arisen. It's dangerous, insidious and has sharp pointy teeth (said in a montey python voice)! Ladies and gentlemen, I refer to...

Sony Increase More Investment Into Streaming Entertainment of Playstation Gaming!

10d ago ... As you May have heard or Have seen the News on Sony's Problems with Profit Generation with the recent projected sales Shortage in the mobile section. Example: Sony Tumbles as $2.1 Billion Loss Limits Hirai’s Options When Hirai took over as CEO in 2012, he said Sony’s revival would be driven by games, imaging products and mobile devices. Since then, the company has announced job cuts an...

Final Fantasy XV Looks Absolutely Fantastic, Finally!

10d ago ... I am a forever fan of Final Fantasy, since I first played it as a 12 year old I have been hooked! The series has been a marathon of classics, one after the other we were treated to amazing games. However, final fantasy 13 was the first in the series, if excluding mystic quest, crystal chronicles or dirge of cerberus etc, to receive serious divide amongst its fan base. I personally enjoyed it, b...
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