Working Your Gift

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Yup, here’s another post that doesn’t talk about video games! This topic was in my spirit and I could not get rid of it. So, I thought the best thing to do was write about it.

Each of us has a unique gift. This gift varies from person to person. Some have one, others have 5. I believe that our gifts will make room for us. Meaning our gifts will take us places if we only work them. I am working mines right now by simply writing. You see, writing has been my specialty since I was younger. I majored in Creative Writing/English in College. It comes easy to me and its something that I enjoy. Your gift might be making cakes or singing. If you perfect your gift it will begin to make room for you.

How do you work your gift? Simply by putting it to use. Not sure what your gift is? What comes easy to you? What do you enjoy the most? What are you good at? Turn that talent into a gift. Using your gift to help others will also open doors.

Now I didn’t wanna leave this out, one’s gift maybe inventing video games or simply playing them and being successful at them, whatever your gift is work it. To be honest I initially had planned on getting a scripture that talked about gifts and break it down but this will suffice.
I just wanted to offer two cents as it relates to using our gifts.

Tekken 7: My Thoughts

I was really looking forward to Tekken 7.  As a fighting game fanatic, I approached the game with sheer excitement. However, after playing the game I felt like it was missing something. Sure it has nice graphics and the combos that you learned over the years still work.

Well what’s missing? I don’t know how to answer this question. The game seems incomplete especially when it comes down to the story. Its short like this post! HA ,there, I said it. I expected so much more from this game.

Tekken 7 also introduced rage art which allows you or your opponent to launch a devastating attack in a last effort to win. This is where Tekken 7 loses its fun in my  opinion. All a losing person has to do is launch the particular move and they will win the match. This has been a complaint I have been hearing. Its a good fighting game to say the least.

In terms of Tekken games I prefer Tekken Tag Tournament. Its something about this game.  Perhaps its the fact that it came right after Tekken 3, which is another favorite.

What’s your favorite Tekken game? Do you agree with me about Tekken 7?

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Feeling Retro

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What’s up? So I felt a little retro. I thought that I would go back down memory lane and play some Super Mario Brothers 3.  Well all I can say is that I tried lol. I kept dying, how you ask? Well those little mushroom triangle things kept touching me. (They have a official name which I don’t want to use). Anyway, I kept dying to the point where I was like this is not working out.

I used to play Super Mario Brothers 3 as a child and had fun doing so. This time the game seems ultra difficult. I couldn’t even make it past the second level. Despite this it was a blast to play.

Have you played any retro games as a youngster that seems harder today?

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My thoughts on Injustice 2

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Injustice 2 is more like injustice 1 and that’s a good thing. The game is packed with single player content and  a ton of characters to choose from. From first glance you can tell some work had been done to the graphics. After all this game was made for newer gen consoles.

Characters have super moves that are a spectacle to watch. My favorite two people so far are Cat Woman and The Flash. I’m making it a habit this time of only choosing these two as I strive to play better.

The game has stellar sound which is a plus for anyone who owns a sound system. If I had one complaint it would be about the block button being configured to pressing back on the d-pad.  In my opinion Injustice 2 plays much better. I was able to pull off combos very easily.

This game is a must buy for fighting fans. Now Tekken 7 is coming out in a few days, those who can only choose one to purchase have a serious decision on there hands.  Tekken 7 is a 3d fighter while injustice 2 is 2d. It all depends on what you like.

This was just my quick thoughts on this game. Have you played Injustice 2?

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Sony What’s going on?

 

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Hi all.

I dreaded writing this particular post as E3 is fast approaching.  I know that Sony is winning the console war but there is need of improvement. In my last post I wrote about if one should buy a PS4 Pro. This time I want to examine what’s going on with  Sony.

Sony has had its hand in many cookie jars. Lets start with the PS Vita.  PS Vita was one of the most technologically advanced handhelds of its time. Unfortunately, this could not save it from its demise. Sony stopped supporting it and third party support totally ceased.  However, the Vita did have an install base which is still going strong today.  This brings me to my point. Could the Vita have been saved?  At the time the Vita was in direct competition with Ipad’s and Iphone’s as younger audiences would prefer such a platform.

Now with the success of the Nintendo Switch one could only ask if the Vita would succeed in todays time? I think it would. If Sony would have kept up the support of the system it would have grown into something better. Sure it was missing the triggers that the regular dual shock controller has but a peripheral could have been made to address this issue.

Let’s examine the next cookie jar. The PS4 Pro. Sure, last time I said that if you were into graphics that you should buy one. But to be honest, Sony hasn’t been releasing patches to games. This is a complaint I have been hearing from owners of the PS4 PRO. They feel as Sony has abandoned them like they did the Vita.  One could only hope that this could be addressed at E3.

The next thing is PS VR. There aren’t that many games for it. Has Sony abandoned it as well? I think not but there is need for attention and more games. This makes me ask Sony what are you doing?

What’s your thoughts on the things I mentioned? Do you feel that Sony is doing a good job? Do you agree or disagree with what I said?

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Should you buy a PS4 Pro?

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PS4 is one of the most popular systems out now. You can say that Sony has won the console race. All these things are good, but should you invest in a PS4 pro ? This is a tricky question.

For one, the PS4 pro is more powerful than the original PS4. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the power will be used. There are games that have received a patch which makes them run at higher resolutions or higher frame rates.  The problem is there aren’t many that take advantage of this.

Now we have the introduction of the Xbox Scorpio which will be an upgrade of the Xbox one.  The Scorpio is suppose to output in true 4k. Which is something that the PS pro does not do. Perhaps the Scorpio will make Sony release more patches for games.

In my opinion a standard PS4 will do you fine unless your into graphics then I would say get the PS4 Pro.

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Visual Stimulation

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Are graphics Important?  What about Power?

Are graphics important? Do we need to be stimulated with our eyes to appreciate a games worth?

Super Mario Brothers on the NES lacked the graphical finesse we see today but it possessed a challenge.

The Xbox One and the PS4 have both raised the bar in terms of graphic fidelity but does it matter? It depends on the person I guess.

I love graphics but gameplay is just as important.  You may prefer gameplay overall. Games like Horizon Zero Dawn continue to blur the lines between great graphics and gameplay.  The game received a 9.3 from Ign.com. I must admit that I was sold on graphics alone as a child.  I left the Nintendo Entertainment System for the Sony PlayStation.  It was something about the graphics on PlayStation that stood out to me.

 The first game to ever catch my eye was Tekken.  When I saw, the character named Jun cracking another character bones it made me jump inside. Not because I was feeling the pain but because I was intrigued by the graphics.

As you can see graphics do play apart but to what extent, you decide.

Now let’s talk power! The Xbox Scorpio is coming out this Holiday season. So far all we have been hearing is about its specs. The specs are impressive, don’t get me wrong but the games are just as important. You can have all the power in the world but without any games it means nothing.

What if there are games? Are developers taking advantage of the most powerful console ever created?  Will they be held back by the original Ps4 and the original Xbox one? These are questions that gamers want answered.

If you follow this blog, I did a post not too long ago titled “Dear Microsoft what are you doing”? You can read it here. In it I ask the big questions as to what they are doing. Turns out that they have some tricks up their sleeves for this year’s E3. I am not an informant or anything of that nature. It’s just wishful thinking.

I’m looking forward to the graphical bar being raised with project Scorpio.

Are you looking forward to E3? Are graphics important?

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