What’s the Deal?

 

Hi all ! As promised  I am back. Still having difficulty loading word press but I guess it is what it is. So much time has passed.  We as gamers are getting ready for E3 2018. This year is looking to be great. There have been tons of leaks and rumors. I’m not going to discuss them here, I would rather talk about what each company needs to do to be successful this E3.

I would like to start with Microsoft. They have taken a back seat this generation releasing  one of the most powerful systems with no games. Sure we have State of Decay 2 and Sea of Thieves but these games are nothing to write home about.  Microsoft needs to bring the games, new ones to be exact. Some how they have lost their thunder they had during the 360 era.  We need games like tomorrow needs  yesterday! Sony on the other hand has been on top by releasing game after game. Not only are they releasing them but these games have good scores. The PlayStation 4 maybe at the end of its life cycle but it sure does have stellar games. This year Sony is only focusing on four games, which at first seemed to be miniscule. Upon further investigation you will learn that they will be going deeper than just game trailers. Since they have been delivering game after game the focus on four games is acceptable.

Well that takes care of Microsoft and Sony,where does that leave Nintendo ? They are already in the winners seat. They are riding high off the success of the Switch. If you have been following this blog you would know that Nintendo took first place at last years E3. The announcements, the games and trailers all made for spectacular show. If they can repeat what they did last year they will take home the crown again.

Here’s hoping that we will have a great E3. I just wanted to give my thoughts on what I think each company needed to do. Do you agree with my thoughts? Do you think I was too tough on Microsoft?

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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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E3 2017, Nintendo Switch, Zelda Breath of the wild.

Hi All! It has been a few months since I typed anything. Welcome to all the new followers! E3 has come and gone, if you know me well enough you would know that their isn’t a surprise in who won e3. My vote goes to Nintendo! Mario odyssey made its presence known through demos, videos and interviews. Nintendo won e3 by announcing a new Metroid game. Enough about E3 2017.

The Nintendo Switch is still hard to come by, but the little system is doing amazing sales wise. I have one and I am glad to say that it is a fun system to own.  That brings me to my next topic, Zelda Breath of the Wild. This game is one of the most realistic games I have ever played. Run too long and link gets tired, climb too far up and he falls down. This adds a level of realism not seen in many popular games. Its funny to say that initially, I thought that link was named Zelda!!!!! Since then I have learned that he is named link.   Me and Zelda: the Breath of the Wild have a love and hate relationship I love the game but hate when I get stuck. When I first started the game I thought I was going to be led around and told what to do but I was surely fooled.  I ran around until I ran into an abandoned church like structure, I thought I could find refuge their but to my surprise there was a beast waiting for me. I had no weapon to fight and every time  I would attempt to hit him I would die.  This beast would chase me for short distances until I would stay away from it. Needless to say me and this Zelda game have some time to spend together.

Who do you think won E3? Have you tried to get a Nintendo Switch? What has been your experience with Zelda Botw?

Emotional Maturity vs Immaturity

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Hi all! I wanted to explore maturity and video games. Keep in mind, these are just my thoughts and feelings on the matter. You are welcome to disagree! With that said get to reading!

So do we grow up with age or do we just get older? Its hard to imagine emotional maturity having  anything to do with video games but it does. How you may ask? If one is not mature emotionally, it affects ones  ability to play and their choices as it relates to choosing a particular video game.  Immature gamers see through the lens of immaturity. For example, the comment is always being made that Nintendo is for kids when in actuality Nintendo has broaden their audience and has changed their message to appeal to the masses.

Do games grow up with us or do we grow up with games ? Timeless treasures such as Zelda and Mario have stood the test of time. But they have been accused of not growing up. Its the same formula iteration after iteration. But that’s what works.  Zelda Breath of the Wild is one of the most beautiful satisfying games ever created. An immature mind would only see how kiddy Nintendo is.

How important is emotional maturity when it comes to gaming? Does it matter if one is immature? As always be sure to follow, like and comment.

 

And the E3 2015 the winner is……………………..

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Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo all brought their A game to their respective conferences. Each one was flasher than the next. But who had the best conference? Well depending on who you ask, your answer will be different. Microsoft started out strong announcing their line up of games and 360 backwards compatibility. Sony did the same as expected, one of the highlights for me was hearing about Shenmue 3. That game alone got me excited. Some people felt that Nintendo digital conference was lack luster.

So enough with the chit chat, who do  I think won E3 2015?

I have to say my vote is with Microsoft. Being able to play Xbox 360 games for free without a service fee spoke volumes. The game line-up stood out more to me as well. How can I forget to mention the car that was lowered on stage, that was cool too!

What are your thoughts? Who do you think won E3 2015?

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Keeping up with the Joneses

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Video games is a great habit to have. There are many studies as to what benefits one receives when playing them. As a gamer do you feel pressured with the need to get a game upon release? Do you feel the need to keep up with the Joneses?

I do feel the pressure as it relates to keeping up with others but what helps me is knowing that the game will always be there when i decide to purchase it. Besides I have others I have yet to beat.

Nba 2k15 is already here and I haven’t even put a dent in 2k14!

How do you deal with the pressures of your peers?

I am fine being me and keeping my own pace.

As always follow, like and comment. Do you follow the trend or do you create your own current?