My Favorite Video Game Songs #10

No theme this time! Just happy to share 10 more sweet songs.

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The Evolution of FeelsBad RNG Mechanics in Hearthstone

Yesterday broke in the dawn of the 11th Hearthstone expansion, Kobolds & Catacombs, a set that I have already spent hours enjoying. However as I kept playing against the same degenerate Tempo Rogues with Keleseth and my Devolves on my Elemental Shaman deck produced a sea of taunts for my opponent, I couldn’t help but wonder if this set has the most RNG of any set. Certainly it makes sense for this time slice to be up there in RNG, since the way expansions flow has it such that this is the largest the card pool will be in the standard format. This makes it hard to play around much, especially in the early days of an expansion. Yet, after devolving my opponent’s Voidlord and Master Oakheart into an Al’Akir the Windlord and Grizzled Guardian which then proceeded to recruit 2 Tar Creepers, I asked myself how the history of Hearthstone’s RNG was.

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Is Crossover Fan Service Overused in Gaming?

Kingdom Hearts. Smash Brothers. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Disney Infinity. Mario + Rabbids. Heroes of the Storm. These are all crossover franchises that have paved their way capitalizing on the nostalgic perks and renown of their respective IPs. From it comes a slew of unforgettable games and memories. This year, consumers have been absolutely LITTERED with forms of crossovers, regardless of size. Even Skyrim got a crossover with Zelda gear. Overwatch recently launched a new map called Blizzard World which is basically a theme park dedicated to their other IPs.

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A romantic era cathedral from Diablo next to a Protoss base from Starcraft next to a Stormwind Castle from WoW. Can fan service go too far?

What is it with all of these crossovers? Is the market today overly saturated with developers working together or is this the right direction for the industry to take? I plan on tackling that concept today.

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Super Mario Odyssey – Longwinded Review

Odyssey: A Flamethrower of Flavor and Fun Times

Super Mario Odyssey’s timing could not have been better for either the Nintendo Switch platform or the genre of a depleted 3d platforming entourage. Recent indie Kickstarted games like Yooka-Laylee and A Hat in Time were fueled on the back of nostalgia. There is a LOT of money to be made by fueling nostalgia. Certainly Odyssey takes the well deserved nods from its Mario predecessors, but it’s also a masterpiece of today for the innovations it tries and the risks it takes.

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5 *More* Games I’m Stoked For (9/3/17)

2017 is a fantastic year to be a gamer. Games that have came out this year have been phenomenal, and new games have been announced that are hype af. At the time of E3 this past June I covered 5 games I was stoked for. I won’t cover any games from there that I already covered (ie. Super Mario Odyssey). However this year has been chalk full of great announcements and progress updates. So let’s get started.

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My Favorite Video Game Songs #8 – Sonic Edition

In celebration of Sonic Mania’s arrival, I thought I’d specialize this edition of My Favorite Video Games on yo boi Sonic! Whether the game was trash or brilliant, one thing Sonic games always have in common is sweet jams. From retro 2D, to 3D rock, to whatever hybrid time-line shenanagans the modern games are twisting on us, its all executed to a high level. From the exciting and fast paced first levels to the final boss fight music, Sonic music has got a spectrum of greatness to uncode. Enjoy!

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