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Review: Fast RMX

F-Zero’s spiritual successor has arrived

While looking through the severally anemic launch line-up for the Switch on its eStore front (no, seriously there are a total of 17 games to choose from and you’ve probably bought 2 of those already and own a couple more of the re-releases.) I came across a new game called FAST rmx.  Not the most interesting name, but the game itself was VERY reminiscent of a couple of future racing titles I loved as a youngster…

Does this live up to those pedigree?

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Review: Zelda-Breath of the Wild

Full disclosure: I ain’t really the biggest Zelda fan.  There, I said it.  Not Sorry.  The stories are never all that interesting, save for a couple games, the gameplay favors “Go figure it out” a bit too much for my liking, and I’ve just been unable to get into any of them since Wind Waker, which for whatever reason really resonated with me.  So, I may not be the best person to review this game…

…Or maybe I’m the right person and could be seen as a sampling of a much broader audience in which this Zelda finally reaches?

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Nintendo Switch Review

Well, it’s finally here.  Nintendo’s next attempt at a console.  They haven’t been shy about wanting to push their console market into their dominate handheld market, given that the Wii U was basically a tablet/console abomination.  The Big N is doubling down on that concept by making the next console completely portable as well as allowing away from home gaming with the ability to play with friends on the same screen via the dual control pad system.

Will this gambit pay off in the end, or is Nintendo going to eat away at their own handheld market and further confuse their audiences with non compatible options that both sit in the mobile market?

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Review: A Night in the Woods

I won’t go so far as saying this is a walking simulator, as it’s a side scrolling, story driven “platformer,” but death isn’t really a thing, there isn’t a lot of action or quick reflex moments aside from some mini-games that you can do with some of the NPCs, and to be quite frank, if you are hoping for some metro-vania, or mario-qesue style game play in this you are going to be sorely disappointed…

…But I still urge you to give this little gem a shot.

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VRR: HTC Vive accessories

Hello everyone, hope the new year is treating you blah blah blah, let’s get the pleasantries out of the way.

“How’s the offpsring?”
Don’t care.  Great.  On with it!

Over christmas hiatus I received a few accessories for the HTC Vive that I thought could use a bit of reviewing, what with the newness of the device and increase in accessories for said device.  These are just a few little things that I’d like to express my opinion about.  Please note: MY OPINION!  While I will articulate my thoughts and reasonings to the best of my ability to showcase why I have come to a particular conclusion it is, again, just my opinion and if your opinion differs let us know why. Please and thank you!

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VRR (VR Review): Black Hat Cooperative

In my quest to find asymmetrical cooperative games for VR, which landed me on the rough around the edges, but charming and entertaining The Diner Duo which you can read the review of right here, I also came across another interesting game meant to be played by one person using the HMD and the other at the monitor that the VR set is hooked to titled Black Hat Cooperative.  Is it a worthy title to add to your VR selection?

Like that obnoxious Owl used to say “Let’s…find out.”  If you hated that quote or don’t get the reference because you’re too young it’s OK.  he’s long dead now.

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VRR (VR Review) The Diner Duo

I decided that my girlfriend and I needed to find something to play together.  Since we aren’t really on the same level of “Vida Gaem” mastery (Not to brag, but I HAVE beaten the original Super Mario Bros.   That’s what’s up.) I decided to go looking for an asymmetrical co-op game since these tend to require actual diverse cooperation between players.  What I found was a couple of games; one I’ll review in a couple days and the other is this:  The Diner Duo.  Is it worth $14.99 on Steam? I don’t know and I’m not going to quantify your value of a dollar.  Is it “Fun”?  That I might be able to assist you with.

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HTC Vive: In Depth Review

htc-vive-pre-system

Virtual Reality is making a resurgence.  Like so many things from the past that just won’t die—I’m look at YOU neon colored everything!—it’s being dusted off and shined with some new hotness in order to take your hard earn money from you, and there isn’t just one name in the game this time.  Take a hop over to amazon and you’ll find a WHOLE shit ton of cheap VR “experiences” and many name brand and higher end versions as well.  We’ll talk a little bit about the fragmentation of this a little later, but right now let’s focus on a single device that sucker punched the Oculus Rift out of it’s promises of an immersive experience, jumped in front while it was reeling from the blow and actually…”delivered.”(?)

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