April 1, 2016

Surprise, The Internet Loves Miitomo – Combining Miis & Cats Is The Best Thing Ever!

Posted on April 1, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The internet loves adorable kitty cats and memes, right? Well, we can add Nintendo’s first mobile title Miitomo to that list as well, for the time being. The company’s first mobile offering is currently trending in top 10 on Twitter with over 135K tweets about the game. Sadly over on Facebook the story isn’t exactly the same, as of publication time Miitomo is not trending. However, for those who doubted Nintendo’s presence carrying over into the mobile space, this just shows that there is an appetite for Nintendo content on smartphones.

Miitomo is the first free-to-play mobile game from the company long known for Mario and single handedly reviving the video games industry in the 1980s, among other accomplishments.  For Nintendo Miitomo represents a shift away from their traditional release model of tying their exclusive games to proprietary hardware to more open mobile platforms like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems.Read More


The Division the definitive review

Posted on April 1, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

The Division

I would like to find the brilliant mind who thought to themselves, what if we took the shooting of borderlands and Destiny, and smashed it in to the RPG world Diablo 3, then set it in an open world modern New York and made if feel real and plausible? After I met them I’d probably kiss them, because their idea was no doubt the grain of inspiration for the Tom Clancys: The Division. Just to give you an idea of how obsessed I am with this game, I finished the main story in about 10 hours, since then I have logged over 40 more hours of gameplay. In two weeks I have played this game enough to make it a full time job for a week, and I still have only scratched the surface of what is possible just in the base game.

Where do I even start a review of this massive game? With such an expansive open world, and very little direction or need to do anything beyond move around and shoot things, The Divison honestly feels like a true open world shooter. The game starts off with a small section of you being prompted to go through Brooklyn, which serves as an early start/tutorial area. If you played the beta you have seen this area. This is the one place that the game feels like its pushing you somewhere. Beyond this tutorial, and a first cut scene the game is 100% open world.Read More


The Division first expansion detailed

Posted on April 1, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

It seems like just yesterday that we reviewed The Division, (actually its today go read our review), but already Ubisoft have announced a massive free update to arrive in the later part of April. The update will include among other things: Trading in the darkzone, the first “raid” or incursion, a host of new hi end gear, and a new set of daily and weekly challenge missions.

lets talk about that incursion first, Called Falcon Lost, It will be level gated to only people with a gear level of 31 or higher. There will be matchmaking, so players who usually run solo will still be able to cover this mission. The whole mission will be a no-respawn zone, meaning that if your team dies, its the end my friend. The missions are designed to challenge the best players in the game, and if they are anything like Destinys raid content, it may be some time before a single team is even able to beat them. Falcon Lost will feature the Last Man Battalion, and will take place in the sewers of the already existing map. I for one am looking forward to dieing hundreds of times trying to complete this mission in search of good loot!


The Raid is by far the thing that most people are looking forward to, but the April 12th update is also going to bring some quality of life changes that are long overdue. Trading will now be permitted among groups, so now when you get that sweet sweet gold in the Dark Zone, if you already have something better you can trade it to your buddy. Daily and weekly challenges are also getting a buff, with  more being added. This is a good move for players like me who still find that they are not geared for the challenge mission but can easily sweep through the dailies in 5-10 minutes.

This update drops April the 12th and is free to all players who own the game. Hopefully this will keep us all entertained until we get the first paid subway expansion. its good to see Ubisoft supporting their users with free content before their first major update and I can only hope that it is a trend that continues.

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