Returning to BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

For the past year or so, I’ve carried a bit of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle guilt. When it first came out, I was enamored by its measured approach to anime-style tag-team combat. The mechanics give players a lot of room for creativity while also being more accessible than your average anime fighter. In an alternate reality, this game wouldn’t have fallen out of my rotation and I would have competed in a few tournaments by now.

That’s not what happened.

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Getting the Band Back Together for Rock Band 4

A while back, I got a message out of the blue from my cousin Kyle.

“Can I borrow your Rock Band stuff?”

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Paladins – Can Paladins on Switch Compete with Overwatch?

My brother Randy rejoins me to play Paladins on Switch! We talk about some of the recent updates to the game, upcoming Nintendo releases, and wonder what the world of Paladins on Switch will look like once Overwatch drops.

Highlights

A bias against “basic” characters in video games?

Why one would pick Paladins over Overwatch

A rant about fanboyism and console wars

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Fumbling Through the First Dungeon in Moonlighter

(NOTE: This post contains mild spoilers for the first dungeon of Moonlighter)

Billed to me as part Legend of Zelda, part roguelike, and part management sim, Moonlighter has been on my radar for quite some time. However, due to life getting in the way, the only time I’ve had to play it was a one-week pocket of time between Super Mario Maker 2 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Thus far, I really enjoy what I’ve played. Be that as it may, I’ve struggled to get a grip on playing the game the right way. It feels like I should be much farther along relative to the time I’ve spent with it.

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Hanzo Cleans House and Reviewing the Fan Expo Canada 2019 Schedule – Overwatch Live Stream

Sneaking in just before the Summer Games event ends, we get in a few matches with Hanzo, Ashe, Lucio, and D. Va! Along the way, we discuss the upcoming Role Lock addition to Overwatch, why I’ve been walking with a limp for the last few weeks, Ninja moving to Mixer, and review the Fan Expo Canada 2019 schedule together!

Highlights

Hanzo Cleans House

Double OT Victory

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Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled Impressions

Growing up as a stubborn Nintendo loyalist, I dismissed any kart racer not named Mario Kart. Why bother with the rest when you already know the best? That ignorance would come back to bite me.

During my 2nd go-around in college, a classmate of mine introduced me to Crash Team Racing. With her PlayStation at the ready, we argued over which kart racing series was better while leaving me in the dust. Though this argument continues to this day, that classmate is now my wife and I guess you could count that Crash Team Racing session as our first date.

Mario Kart may still rule the roost, but there’s a segment of gamers who share a deep love and nostalgia for Crash Team Racing. And rightfully so, as even I have to acknowledge that Crash’s kart racer was a solid game. Decades later, Crash Team Racing gets the remaster treatment in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled.

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Discussing the Upcoming Role Queue System from a Overwatch Scrub’s Perspective

Recently, Blizzard announced that Overwatch was about to receive a fundamental change in the way that matchmaking works. Once the next major patch goes live, it will introduce a 2-2-2 Roll Queue system that will force teams to be comprised of two tanks, two healers, and two DPS heroes. Up until now, players were free to create any composition of heroes.

As an Overwatch silver league scrub on PS4 who mostly plays quick match, I don’t think I’ve ever run into the meta-defining GOATS comp, which this update partially aims to shut down. Once this recent update goes live, I almost certainly never will. However, even at my rudimentary level of competence and understanding, there are reasons for me to be excited (and concerned) for this update.

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Moonlighter Live Stream

Shopkeeper by day. Hero by night! Moonlighter adds a roguelike twist to The Legend of Zelda formula. I fumble through most of this stream as I try to get a feel for how everything works, but I think I got the gist of it by the end! Take a look at this indie hit darling!

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Contra Anniversary Collection Live Stream

Up, up, down, down…you know the rest! Konami Code in full effect as we run our way through the games in the Contra Anniversary Collection!

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Contra Anniversary Collection Review

Who needs an army when you have one-or-two shirtless heroes with big guns? Though it doesn’t make sense that the protagonists in the Contra franchise can’t find any backup (or clothing) on the planet to help them protect the Earth from an alien invasion, the circumstances made for some great action games in the 80s and 90s. Contra Anniversary Collection compiles most of the games released during the franchise’s peak years, including the long-absent NES original and a few international versions with a few unique twists.

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