All Posts by: Les Major

By Les Major, October 9, 2014 0

I’m glad you asked! Toys For Bob’s latest installment of Skylanders has been released and the main addition this time is trapping enemies. How does that work anyway? How many of those trap things do you need? What happens when you trap more than one enemy to one trap crystal? How much can you do with those captured enemies? Let’s find out! (more…)

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By Les Major, September 21, 2014 0

Life Is Feudal: Your Own is an interesting mix of survival game concepts that is shaping up to be a quality title to enjoy. The main focus is playing with a sandbox of a medieval world that you can craft into your own design. Currently on Steam in early Alpha, many players have already decided to give it a go and boost the game to the number one Top Seller spot on the store. It’s really quite interesting, mostly due to it’s context menu. In general, Life Is Feudal has a realistic landscape look, while holding a Minecraft like digging system for looking for ore. (more…)

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By Les Major, September 5, 2014 0

Ubisoft is being incredibly generous to us with promotion of The Crew, a new racing title coming this November. First off, it should be noted that upon the end of the beta, myself included, many stormed the forum for the game demanding more time. It is that good of a game. Picture a serious career story that unlike open world games where you can get out of your car like Watch Dogs, you’re stuck in the drivers seat but treated to tons of plot development.

The hero is an interesting character, out for revenge and working for the FBI to do it. He also looks like a mix between Gordon Freeman and a sort of Walter White vibe. When you’re first dropped into the game, it’s actually quite a jarring experience. I was watching a cut scene and then realized I was in control of a pickup truck rocketing through open fields south of Detroit with a heavy police pursuit going on. Fortunately you get comfortable with this transition quickly and it does make for a fantastic intro. Everything is very smooth in terms of cut scenes to racing. You’re eased through the story and then see a pan out to your car which drops right into the action. (more…)

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By Les Major, September 5, 2014 0

Dating Sims are a sort of game you can really just sit back and enjoy. Sometimes they play out like Visual Novels and just let you read along with the story. Otherwise like Fading Hearts give you choices as you get further in that allow you to craft the story to your liking… Or just ignore it altogether and slay monsters in the woods with Dragon Quest like combat. I’m only a little ways in so far, but it seems like a game I’ll be spending quite some time with. Especially with different choices to explore. (more…)

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By Les Major, June 10, 2014 0

So Nintendo wanted to go back to the drawing board on Zelda and is using the classic original as a focus for their concepts. What specifically? Being able to explore in any direction, rather than just having an experience where you’re following a trail. What does all that look like? You can take a look at the preview video over on Kotaku to see what Nintendo has in store for an open world Zelda Wii-U title.

Let alone, the game itself looks beautiful and Nintendo confirms that these images are in-engine! The Wii U sure is pulling off some amazing visuals and it’s just getting better as time goes on!

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By Les Major, June 10, 2014 0

I would LOVE a new Super Mario Bros. 2 USA version (Doki Doki Panic) game. The content in NES Remix 2 that allowed you to pick up blocks as Toad in both Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Kirby’s Adventure brought back so many good memories. Shy Guy and Birdo are both still around even! Now, in the latest title Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the Wii-U that spins off from Super Mario 3D World, you can even pluck turnips to throw at enemies? I’m in love! Read on for the trailer! (more…)

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By Les Major, June 10, 2014 0

Odds are, at some point we’ve ALL wanted to do this. In 2015, you’ll be able to create your own Super Mario Bros. levels on the Wii U console. I remember (back in my day *waves cane like Cranky Kong*) putting in Game Genie codes just to see what kind of scrambled up, randomized Mario levels I could discover. Now Nintendo is giving me the power to do that on my own? YES PLEASE! Read on for the trailer! Just look at what you can do! (more…)

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By Les Major, June 10, 2014 0

Sure, it’s just a teaser trailer, but a lot of people are more excited than ever for the upcoming new DOOM game. First off, is that the cyber demon from the original DOOM game in the image above? We sure hope so! Game reboots are great and all, but for us classic gamers, it’s great to see nods to the content we grew up with. It brings our fond memories into glorious new graphics for a whole new generation! Read on to take a look at the video that’s got us excited! (more…)

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By Les Major, May 17, 2014 0

Imagine if you could control everything just from a smart phone. Well in this live action video, we get to see how everyday people would react to that kind of power when there phones get an upgrade from a special app. (more…)

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By Les Major, May 12, 2014 0

Bare with me here since it’s been a lifetime since I played Final Fantasy 8 but a friend of mine got me reading into some theories about the games story and ending recently. My confusion comes from the fact that no one seems to usually talk about how I perceived the ending of the game. I think out of everything I’ve seen one YouTube video that actually dealt with my perception.
Spoilers are ahead of course! So join in and tell me what you think. (more…)

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