Author: Devin

PSN Pick(s) of the week May 30th

So this is a light week compared to what the PlayStation faithful have been used to this year. There are only two games that caught my eye and those are Tekken 7 and Danger Zone. So lets get into it. TEKKEN 7 While I’ve never been one to enjoy the 3D and slower paced fighting mechanics of the Tekken series (Give me Street Fighter and MK all day) I can appreciate the long running series. This next iteration has new fighters, new combos and move sets, and an even more technical fighting system. In addition to all that it...

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NBA Live In the works yet again

NBA Live has been a tragic story as of late. From missed years to delays and just not being on par with the stellar NBA2K franchise. Every year around this time we get hints and images of EA’s next entry into the series and this year is no different. Early screenshots have begun to leak and per usual they look great. The questions remain, will it be able to compete from a gameplay perspective with NBA2K, and will even come out in a timely fashion? More importantly does anyone even care at this point? We should have more on...

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Destiny 2 reveal wrap up

Well it’s finally here. The Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event. It looks like more Destiny, but a superbly polished Destiny,and quite honestly that’s the best thing we could have asked for. The 30 seconds of fun loop that Bungie seeks to create is one of the absolute best in gaming. There is something so satisfying about turning a corner and clearing out a room of enemies that Destiny was literally was the only game I played for about a year straight. Well enough gushing, let’s get to it guardian. ALL NEW EVERYTHING So as we already know you will...

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PSN Pick(s) of the week: May 16th

This week we have a slew of new releases worth talking about, so without further adieu, let’s just jump right into it! INJUSTICE 2 The follow-up to the acclaimed DC Injustice: Gods Among us has everything going for it right now. A deep compelling storyline, a great roster of characters and an excellent fighting system. From everything we’ve seen so far, this is much more than your standard fighting game. Just the sheer amount of modes, game-play options, and robust online features, including clans, this is going to be a surefire hit and have legs long past the summer....

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Tango Fiesta: The Greatest Action Story Never Told

Tango Fiesta is a sly top down twin stick shooter that places you in every single 80’s action flick all rolled into one. It’s greatest strength lies it’s absolutely absurd and hilarious story. If you are familiar with any of the action flicks of the 80’s then you will be right at home and chuckling away at the silly dialog and main character John Strong who looks Bruce Willis as John McClain in die Hard. John Strong is the greatest action hero you’ve never hear of. Has he defeated the Russians? Yup. Did he squash the Middle East? Been...

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PSN Pick(s) of the week: 05/01 It’s gonna be May

It’s another glorious month here on the Island. The sun is shining the birds are singing, a catastrophe has beset space station, there’s a rude bear running around, and a seed needs our help! Whelp lets start the summer off with a bang. Without further adieu PlayStation faithful lets dive in! PREY “In Space can anyone hear you scream?” I’ve always loved that saying, and if it isn’t fitting for Prey I don’t know what is. Prey puts you in the shoes of Morgan Yu, the subject of an experiment gone seemingly horribly wrong on the Talos I space...

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Destiny 2: Electric Boogaloo

So yesterday at 10am PST we got the full reveal trailer, and man what a hell of a reveal it was. The last city has been stomped by the Cabal and their leader Ghaul (Gary), and we have had to retreat from the city losing pretty much everything in the process. If that isn’t a brilliant way to reset everything without resetting everything I don’t know what is. Bungie found a way to keep all of the lore and story beats intact, but still manage to do away with all of the systems and things that were just way...

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Destiny 2 Incoming!

Destiny. Love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. Well at the very least for another 7 years according to Bungies 10 year plan. Hot on the heels of the originals swan song event, The Age of Triumph which started today at 10am PST and goes through September, we finally have official confirmation of Destiny 2. Yesterday afternoon Bungie pretty much broke the internet by changing their official Destiny the Game twitter handle to Destiny 2, changing the background to a picture of what seems to be the last city in flames, and having a few more pics...

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PSN Pick(s) of the Week: March 21st To Andromeda and Beyond…

So,we’re past all the heavy hitters right? Its gonna be slow going till summer, business as usual. Nope. We had a week off kinda but now the hits are back.  Hot of the heals of Horizon,and Neir: Automata (I sincerely hope you had time to finish at least one of those) we’ve got Mass Effect: Andromeda and boy is this one a doozy. So like before will I get to this one this week or any of the others? Eventually? Maybe? Who Knows. PlayStation faithful, lets dive in! Mass Effect: Andromeda The latest entry in the Mass Effect series puts...

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PSN Pick(s) of the Week: March 7th Over the Horizon

So, this is the first week post Horizon, and as I am sure many of us are knee-deep in that world, there are still plenty of games past the horizon. Will I get to any of the ones this week? Eventually? Maybe? Hopefully, especially since there are some really good ones this week as this year just keeps pumping out hit after hit especially for the PlayStation faithful. Lets dive in! Tom Clancys Ghost Recon: Wildlands The next entry in the long running Tom Clancy Ghost Recon series has you deep in the heart of Bolivia going toe to...

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WATCH_DOGS 2: BACK FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

Watch_Dogs. What do you think when you hear or read that title? So many words, thoughts and emotions come to mind: Flop, overrated, over-hyped, let down, downgrade the list can go on and on. What was supposed to be the crowning jewel that ushered us into the promise of next-gen turned out to be a repetitive open world task with a drab protagonist. Watch_Dogs 2 is not that game. Watch_Dogs 2 is what happens when a developer takes feedback, criticism, and all the great parts of its first try, then flips it and turns it into something just short...

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Kyurinagas Revenge: The Review

  What can I about Kyurinagas Revenge? It’s the follow-up story to Yasai Ninja, in which two vegetable ninja warriors set out on an adventure to save feudal Japan from the evil Shogun Kyurinaga. It has all the make-up of a great 90’s Saturday morning cartoon. Sadly that silliness and quirkiness is just about the only thing has going for it. For a game in which you play two ninja vegetables, the onion Samurai Kaoru Tamanegi and the fighter Broccoli Joe, in feudal Japan I was expecting some kind of nonsensical side scrolling platforming adventure akin to Kung-Fu or...

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Rive Review (PS4) The Dark Souls of Twin Stick Shooters

Rive is the story of a space scavenger named Roughshot who gets trapped in a strange starship while searching for glorious loot. Along the way he has to make an alliance with the A.I. controlling the ship, hack shoot and destroy enemy bots, and eventually find a way off. Going into Rive I truly didn’t know what to expect from this Twin Stick shooter. Does Rive play on nostalgia like an R-Type or Life Force side scroller shooter? Would it feel akin to something like Resogun, or Super Stardust? Or, is it something entirely different? Well, I have to tell you it’s all three and then some.   YOU. ARE. GOING. TO. DIE. A  LOT. Controller conundrum While Rive starts out as what you would expect, a space shooter in zero gravity, it quickly changes into a platforming side scroller. So aside from already being bad at these types of games, I had to also contend with the fact that Rive can be extremely difficult. On top of that while most twin stick shooters don’t require jumping and platforming, Rive does. While Rive actually manages to do the platforming well it requires you to jump with the L2 trigger, shoot with the right stick, control movement with the left stick, all while making sure you don’t fall off of the platforms while shooting at a multitude of enemies coming...

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My Destiny Obsession

Let me start this off by saying I absolutely love Destiny. The butter smooth gun play, story (or lack thereof for some), to its balancing issues, convoluted currency and leveling system, I love it all. It has been my go to and fall back game since this generation. When I’m playing other games, I tend to find myself saying “this isn’t Destiny”. Even when other games are really good, such as  the critically acclaimed Shadow of Mordor, I played it, was having fun, only to abandon it a few days later because it wasn’t Destiny. I began to wonder, just what is it about Destiny that keeps myself and many others coming back? These are my top 3 reasons for coming back to Destiny. Scratching That Itch For many gamers, myself included, there is that itch to obtain the best loot, maximize those stats, to achieve the very best load-out possible. This loop can be a serious exercise in frustration, especially in Destiny where there hasn’t always been a guaranteed for certain drops. Destiny does however provide the gamer something to look forward to during the chase. For many year one players (those who didn’t quit after reaching level 24 or at the completion of the campaign) it was the fabled Rocket Launcher Gjallarhorn. A Rocket Launcher so powerful it reduced most bosses to ash in the blink of an...

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