Back in the fall of 2013 when I first lived away from the comfort and consistency of home leaving for college, I was eager to read pieces containing what I perceived to be good advice, in any form of a tangible gathered list or collection of thoughts. One that struck particularly for me was a list of 20 things boys can do to become men; it’s a list made by one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
This post covers my hype from E3 as well as how I felt about each showing. I’m just gonna go down the line and share my quick opinion on the performance executed by the biggest players this year.
Tiasu – Starting Soon
Genre: Electronic, Videogamey
Vibes: Very exciting and motivating elevator music, Kreygasm
Meme Relevance: Lots of Spaghetti/10
I was playing some League of Legends today with an old friend of mine. It was a typical League game, full of passive players until someone starts to perform poorly. Then at once, other teammates get so irate and abuse chat. As per usual the game devolves into toxic banter. My friend also chimed into the angst. I asked him, “man why do you have to feed into that stuff?” He told me “what do you mean? It’s just part of the game.” Of course to me this made no sense. Riot Games, the creators of League, didn’t intentionally make an environment that promotes such behavior. In fact, Riot has tried various efforts to prohibit negative behavior. However due to the way League has been morphed from the ground up, and well as changes made throughout its lifespan, League’s shell is just a hub of bad behavior. This article looks to identify what points League accentuates the internet’s already bad mannered ways, and perhaps some hope there could be for the future of this popular game.
In preparation for the hype to come at E3 later in June as well as the excitement that graduation season and hot summers tend to bring, I’ve compiled a quick list of five games I am truly excited for.
PrototypeRaptor – Golden Idols
Genre: Electronic, Dance
Vibes: Domination, Heavy Lifting, Banger
Roll initiative to working out: +10
I was inspired to write this article after seeing a Reddit comment on /r/Hearthstone saying how the new expansion of 50 packs costs more than the entire new FPS game called Overwatch. This is increasingly stupid because 50 packs won’t even get you 20% of the expansion most likely.
Compared to other genres such as action adventure, FPS, platforming, heck even monthly subscribing MMOs, strategy games in my opinion seem to take the peak of being the most expensive type of game to play. While there are cheap or free to play models, the sheer quantity of money you can possibly spend on strategy games can be through the roof.
On March 22nd, Hearthstone increased the cost of card packs in EU and Asia, much to the outrage of the global community.
One of my favorite things about video games is how unique an experience they can provide as well as accessibility. Below are five free to start playing games that stood out to me as a great experience in one way or another. Also they represent different genres and can be a great entry to a genre. If you’re considering jumping into a new realm of gaming or know what styles of games you like and want to immerse yourself with more options, check out these hot takes.
Comin’ right back. Such inspire.
Swrvn x Razz – Right Back
What image I see from the album art: Dragon’s head / 10
For those unaware, Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding site to help ideas come to actuality. In this day and age, indie development and low budget teams are on the forefront of opportunity. There has never been an easier time to support projects you believe in and Kickstarter is part of that movement. Projects like Undertale and Exploding Kittens are examples of serious wins for developers and consumers alike that I am proud to have been a part of.
That being said, I Kickstarted multiple projects since early 2015. I will bring up two examples of purchases I made as well as how I felt about the process both pros and cons.