What’s the most frustrating thing about air travel? Besides long security wait times and the tiny seats, the clear winner is lack of free internet access. When you’re stuck on a plane, whether for an hour or ten hours, you want access to your music and games – but in an era of streaming music and connection-dependent gaming, you can easily find yourself without either. No, if you want play while on the plane, you’ll need to come prepared. [Read more…]
Depending on what generation you grew up in, there are two schools of thought about the Pokemon trend (err, lifestyle choice). One, you are AWARE of Pokemon. Or two, Pokemon is a religion to you. For the geeks who adore Pokemon, asking them their favorite Pokemon or who makes the best starter would often start epic, nerd debates that could likely go on for hours.
BUT (and there is always a but)….
If you were to ask those same Pokemon fanatics what they think the best to worst Pokemon films are, most tend to kind of agree. While there can be minor discrepancies between fanboys, generally there are a few held in much higher regard than others for their quality, characters, scripts, and plot twists (and turns). The following is a list by WatchMojo addressing just that. What Pokemon movies are the best? Which movies featuring these “pocket monsters” had the most memorable scenes? Which Pokemon movie moments made you well up and tear a little?
Any way you slice it (or hyper beam it or roar of time it), if you want to talk Pokemon movies, this list is for you. Speaking of awesome and beloved anime classics….
Monopoly has been bringing friends and family together for generations, but it’s also destroyed more relationships than fandom conflicts combined. Be that as it may, I don’t think Monopoly is going away any time soon. It will probably thrive for generations to come.
Just look at all the different Monopoly Editions in existence, both official and homemade. In fact, as of November 2015, there is said to be 2,838 versions!
Editor’s note: This post was written by Thomas Riccardi. He was born in Manhattan on a cold and wintery day and now lives in sunny and warm Sacramento. His parents got him an Atari 2600 one year for Christmas and he has been hooked on video games ever since. He looks forward to the new consoles that are coming out and has been amazed how far gaming has come. Follow him on Facebook.
It is the 41st millennium and mankind knows only war. The forces of the Imperium are besieged by forces that look to destroy everything in their path. However, the Imperium has one of the best weapons known to mankind and that is the Imperial Navy. Will you be able to preserve mankind in the depths of space or will you wind up a twisted burning wreck?
This is the premise of the new RTS released by Focus Interactive based on the Battlefleet Gothic universe. [Read more…]
You playing Uncharted 4 yet?
By all accounts, it’s so good everyone should be playing it.
Whether you’re already deep into it (you can finish it in 13 hours apparently), or you’re still immersed in another game (read: Fallout 4), this Uncharted 4 game play video recreated in real life is worth the watch. [Read more…]
Every true gamer knows that Steam is like crack. It is addictive and dangerous. Wait, let me back that up. Steam can be a real danger to any genuine gamer because the plethora of games available and just how inexpensive those games are and easy to access. This can lead gamers down a dangerous rabbit hole of expenses. But for the best of us who have self-control, we know money spent on Steam is money well spent. Steam is a magical land of dreams for all gamers. But there has been some big news behind the scenes at Steam lately. Did you know Steam recently started accepting Bitcoin as virtual currency to acquire their games? Most don’t seem to be aware of it, and maybe we can help walk you through the process in case you find yourself curious but aren’t quite sure what to do.
Relax, it is easier than you think.
2016 has been an interesting year for video games. While I don’t think anyone would go on record to say it has been a defining year for the 8th console generation (yet, at least), the new consoles found some stride this year with some unique games that kept gamers playing until the wee hours of the morning. Come on, we have all been there. You start gaming late at night and tell yourself you have an hour. Four hours later you realize you have to get sleep to get to work soon, but only after one more mission! Spoiler alert, you get no sleep before work. But as true gamers, we all know those nights are great because they tend to speak volumes about the quality of games being played in those small hours of the night and morning.
So while 2016 may not have redefined gaming, that doesn’t mean it didn’t have some gems among the chunks of coal. Here are five of the best video games of 2016 (so far). The list stands as a testimony to the surreal and original places gaming seems to be headed. Do not expect many HUGE games on this list, as many of the bigger games have fallen somewhat flat. This list speaks volumes about the indie genre and how it has taken over, quietly and undeniably.
We have all become spoiled as gamers. What I mean is, we throw down sixty dollars for a video game, and we want 40 hours and HD graphics and 200 enemy types. But it seems we have forgotten what got us into gaming in the first place: [Read more…]
When you finish a video game, you are supposed to met with a sort of full-circle feel. You get closure for the story and as a player, it is often met with a deep sense of contentment. Cool, I beat a video game and got rewarded appropriately for that. I rock.
BUT (and there is ALWAYS a but)….
Every now and then, a video game will throw an ending at you that is just bizarre or half-assed, and you will almost feel used. Like you got played (kinda literally). As anyone who has read this site knows, I have a thing for weird game endings, so let’s tackle six more, shall we?
OBVIOUS SPOILER ALERT FOR ALL GAMES ON LIST (but I kept them fairly old so don’t worry).
Online gaming is bigger than ever. In the U.S. alone, the online gaming industry is worth more than $2.8 billion, and developers and players continue to find newer, better ways to make money while having fun. Players can record themselves playing and cultivate millions of followers on video sites like YouTube and Twitch; they can sell resources harvested in games to other players; they can become professional gamers and win awards and accolades in global tournaments; and they can lose it all to a smart cybercriminal who gains access to personal data through online games. [Read more…]