The Witcher 3 Is Getting Even Better (With Patches)

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I have very few qualms, concerns or complaints with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I haven’t touched many other PS4 games since I’ve started it, and I don’t believe that will change until I’ve completed the game. CD Projekt Red’s third installment in their glorious grey hair simulator series (a.k.a. The Witcher) is just plain addictive! But that’s not to say I haven’t had my share of frustrations.

I mean, no game is perfect (excluding Half-Life 2, of course). There have been times when I’ve been unable to contain my anger at Geralt for continuously igniting and snuffing out candles near treasure chests. There have been other times when I wished the text on screen was a smidge less incredibly tiny. But the aforementioned complaints seemed too miniscule, too unimportant to lodge formally (or informally, for that matter). But, lo and behold, CD Projekt Red is fixing all these tiny annoyances with an upcoming patch. Read on for more info!

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100 Words or Less: Ripe E3 Hype

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E3, arguably the biggest annual event in gaming, is nearly — I’m using the word “nearly” very loosely here — upon us and the internet is already abuzz with pre-E3 commentary. It’s impossible to ignore the sheer volume of E3-related opinion pieces, wishlists and speculation-laden YouTube videos.

Isn’t it a bit early to board the hype train? How many articles on Fallout 4 do we really need? I can sum up each and every Fallout 4 article right here, right now: “Fallout 4 announcement at the Bethesda Conference!?” There you go.

Everyone likes to get pumped for big events like this one… but I think this hype may be overripe.

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Perception Is (Probably) Taking My Money

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A group of horror video game mavens have — unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your opinion on scary things — come together to form The Deep End Games. These devious Deep End developers are Kickstarting Perception, which is purported to be a (wonderfully?) masochistic first-person terrorfest. Currently, over 600 backers have pledged almost $30,000 out of The Deep End Games’ $150,000 goal. I really want this game to happen so I am (probably) giving Perception my money.

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100 Words or Less: More Multiplayer JRPGs, Please

 

ni-no-kuni-multiplayerI enjoy a good old-fashioned single player experience as much as the next guy, and I dislike it when developers insert multiplayer components into their game as an afterthought. When the attempt is disingenuous, it is, at best, awkward and, at worst, irritating, and may lead to arbitrarily forcing player interaction (a la Bravely Default) , but I wouldn’t mind a little more company in the world’s loneliest genre.

I would willingly suffer through some honest experimentation with multiplayer JRPGs, if it would mean that someday I’ll be able to play high-quality couch co-op with my level grinding-loving, quantified damage-reading buddies.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Impressions

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It is spring and my video game collection is abloom with additive titles. Reliving my childhood with 3DS Majora’s Mask, crafting the perfect Saiyan warrior in Dragon Ball: Xenoverse and experiencing the different outcomes of Life Is Strange are all equally tempting ways to spend my (gaming) time.  I’ve had real trouble dividing my time among them. There are only so many hours in one day, you know? Well, I’ve found a solution to my problem: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. CD Projekt Red’s newest game now has monopoly on my time. Why? Well, let me first tell you as succinctly as I can: holy crap it’s good. Read on for a full description of my (relatively spoiler-free) impressions of The Witcher 3!

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Top 5 Reasons We Need a New Sailor Moon Game

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Sailor Moon was a childhood obsession of almost every girl and — in secret — boy who had the honor of growing up in the late ’90s/early 2000s. Who couldn’t love Sailor Moon? It’s a hyper-cute, all-female (excluding the tuxedoed gentleman in the mask) version of the Avengers. You know what a super-popular ’90s cartoon sounds like to me? A good video game waiting to happen.

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Black Mesa: Losing My (Half) Life

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Black Mesa has just been released on Steam! Well… “just released” as in a week ago. Yes, I’m a bit late to jump on this internet bandwagon (as I usually am). I was quick to buy myself a copy as soon as I found out about its release. I played and loved the original Half-Life, and was more than happy to revisit the Black Mesa facility and all of its inhabitants (both talkative — looking at you lab coats — and unwelcome alike). But, alas, I’ve encountered a rather tragic dilemma: I have to choose between enjoying the super awesome remake of a Valve classic and preserving my sanity.

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