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June 22, 2017 / Jett

Escape Room: The Game Impressions

For the past few years, escape rooms as a social activity have really taken off. Personally, I’ve gone a few times myself, though I’ve only escaped in time once. While the experience of puzzle solving with friends is great, it’s also quite expensive when you account for the admission costs of everyone involved.

Escape Room: The Game aims to capture the thrills of that experience as a cheaper tabletop board game. Do you have what it takes to escape these scenarios in time?

 

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June 21, 2017 / Jett

Nintendo Joy-Con Controllers as a Fashion Accessory

From the different coloured editions of the original Gameboy, to the Pikachu edition of the Nintendo 64, Nintendo is the king of incentivizing the purchase of additional hardware through cosmetic changes. They first got me years ago when I bought a limited edition NES-themed version of the Gameboy Advance SP, even though I already owned a standard edition.

This time, I think Nintendo might have hit the jackpot with its multi-coloured Joy-Con controllers.

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June 20, 2017 / Jett

ARMS Review

Nintendo is no stranger to putting their stamp on genres outside of their wheelhouse. Their take on racing gave birth to the legendary Mario Kart franchise. Their foray into the world of real-time strategy gave us the brilliant Pikmin series. Most recently, Nintendo entered the crowded shooter market with their breakout hit Splatoon.

They don’t always hit with their forays into new territory, but their track record of making something great within unfamiliar territory is ridiculous. This time, they’ve struck gold with Arms, a 3D arena fighter with motion controls.

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June 19, 2017 / Jett

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Review

Over the course of seven games released outside of Japan, only one Fire Emblem title has failed to impress me. That dud is Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. Starring Marth, arguably better known now for his appearance in the Smash Bros. series, it was a remake of the first game in the series. Despite featuring updated graphics, its antiquated story and gameplay remained, leaving a lot to be desired for players who jumped on the bandwagon through more refined entries in the franchise.

My concern all along for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia was that it would suffer the same fate as Shadow Dragon. As a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second game in the series that was initially released in 1992, its fair to assume at the outset that this also would have aged poorly. Does this remake suffer the same fate as its predecessor? Read more…

June 18, 2017 / Jett

Board Game Talk: Bang! The Dice Game

This time, we go to the Wild West to partake in a wild gunfight. Do you have lucky hand with dice and the ability to spot a traitor in your midst? Learn more with this weeks’ video covering Bang! The Dice Game.


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June 17, 2017 / Jett

In Third Person’s E3 2017 Best of Show

E3 2017 is in the books. Overall, I thought the show was just okay. Not as many megatons as I was hoping for, but there were certainly a number of bright spots for all involved. In no particular order, here are my highlights from this year’s E3. What stood out to you?

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June 16, 2017 / Jett

E3 2017 Musings

Xbox One X name and pricing

Formerly known as Project Scorpio, the new name for Microsoft’s new console only adds more confusion to their already confusing naming conventions. While the added horsepower and promise of 4K gaming seem cool, I’m definitely not ready to pay $500 for that privilege. Will hold off on upgrading my Xbox One until Microsoft is able to justify the investment.

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