A returning player’s perspective on League of Legends in 2018

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I used to play a lot of League of Legends back in the day. Like… A lot. Way too much. As I’m sure happens for many people, it became a bit of a problem, and I had to dial it back in order to get my life back in order.
I did this gradually, and eventually quit and didn’t touch it for years… Until a week or two ago. Continue reading A returning player’s perspective on League of Legends in 2018

Why is everyone so mad at Blizzard? The Diablo Immortal disaster

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Blizzard just held their annual Blizzon, at which they made several announcements regarding updates to their games. A new Overwatch character, new cards for Hearthstone, you know the drill.
But then of course, to close out the show, they rile up excitement for one more big announcement.
At this point, journalists and fans alike are all anticipating the same thing; Diablo 4.  Continue reading Why is everyone so mad at Blizzard? The Diablo Immortal disaster

The Discord game store is fantastic, but has one pretty major problem

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If you were to sit me down and ask me what my favourite company currently going was, I would wholeheartedly tell you that it is Discord.
The way they operate, joke about, provide clear updates, and most of all, the product they provide. All of these add up to a company I feel good about supporting in any and all ways.

I say this because I’m about to throw a negative their way, and I want to be clear that it’s only because I love them, and want their service and product to be the very best it can be.  Continue reading The Discord game store is fantastic, but has one pretty major problem

Yokai Watch 3 releases in Europe on December 7th!

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It’s official, we’ve got a release date! Yokai Watch 3 officially launches in Europe on December 7th, which is for whatever reason, a couple of months ahead of the US (they get it on February 8th).
Oddly, this is the first time we’ve gotten a Yokai Watch main series release anywhere near the US (we’re usually a year behind in Europe). Perhaps they felt bad and wanted to make amends. Continue reading Yokai Watch 3 releases in Europe on December 7th!

The current state of updates in modern gaming

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How recently have you bought a brand new game, paid full price, and brought it home only to be greeted with a massive, several gigabyte update?
Oh it happens every time? Yeah, I know right. It’s not okay, and we need to talk about it.

Basically every AAA game to release in the last few years has come with what we’re calling the “day one patch”. Now, in a lot of cases, this is okay. Not great, but okay. You’ll get over it.
Where I take issue however, is when these updates exceed roughly the 2GB mark. As here, things start taking a while, and eating into what should be game time.  Continue reading The current state of updates in modern gaming

Gen. 4 Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go this week!

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Surprise! Gen. 4 is headed to Pokemon Go. We’ve known about this for a few days now, but Niantic and the Pokemon Company have just gone ahead and dropped a full trailer, which is really damn nice, if you haven’t already seen it. I’ll link it down below.
They always kill it with these trailers, they’re honestly nicer than anything GameFreak has made in a long time.
We’re missing Stephen Fry’s voice this time though, booooo.
Continue reading Gen. 4 Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go this week!

Yokai Watch 4 finally has an official trailer!

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It’s official. It’s real. They actually went ahead and released a trailer, at long last.
I, along with probably most of you, have been absolutely baffled as to why a trailer wasn’t shown off at TGS last month, but it’s here now and it looks amazing.
Oddly though, the footage all comes from the same demo they previewed, which raises the question of; “How much of this game have they actually built..?”.  Continue reading Yokai Watch 4 finally has an official trailer!