Why FortNite Has Everyone Playing

FortNite seemingly came out of the shadows. It was talked about and then it appeared. People from all walks of life joined the bandwagon. Children, teens, adults. What is it about a game that appears to have been made in the 90’s?

I know when I play FortNite I enjoy smashing and grabbing wood, opening chests and completing challenges. I may not be the best player but I enjoy myself.

After all isn’t that what gaming is all about? Some take it to competitively, others personally. When it comes down to it, sure we all want to win, but we want to have fun playing.

FortNite brings people together. Whether your playing alone or on a squad, due to the storm shrinking, it pretty much pushes you all together.

Aside from challenges, the building of forts is essential to a good round of FortNite. Building so high and gaining the upper hand. It becomes fun, something you want to perfect.

Each round if FortNite is different. People land in different areas, trying to do different things. Yet ultimately the goal is to win, either solo or in a squad.

If your looking for something to occupy your time, try FortNite.

Detroit: Becoming Human a Review

I am not new to playing Quantic Dream games.  I’ve played Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy years ago.  Both games I played through.  If you know me, you’d know that me and playing games completely through do not go hand in hand.  I spend a lot of time playing Call of Duty multiplayer.

Two weeks ago I began playing Detroit: Becoming Human.  I had read reviews, seen the trailers and read comments.  Still, I didn’t know what I was getting in to at the time.

In Detroit, you control 3 different androids, essentially created by humans to either help humans or be their companions.  We play as Connor, a detective, Kara, a nanny type and Marcus, more of a companion to an older gentleman named Carl.

This and the previous games I mentioned are absolutely story driven.  It’s not your hack and slash kind of games.  Every single choice you make has a very important consequence.

As you play through the game you begin to feel for the androids, at least I did.  I saw a lot of what we are going through here in the U.S in this game.  Which really made it feel real.  There were many, many  times when I was so embroiled in the game that my emotions had gotten the best of me.

The game isn’t long, but there is a lot to do and a lot of thinking to do.  Yet in your first run through, you really don’t know what exactly is going to happen.  You just know that the androids are having feelings, that humans are trying to suppress them.  I really didn’t encounter too many androids that were bad, they had all been programmed well.  Connor was the most advanced android I controlled and boy when you get to the end, and realize you made the wrong choices, it makes you feel bad.

It is one of those games where you do have to hit the keys in order as they appear on the screen.  Similar to the first few God of Wars (the new one is pretty good too, but that’s for another post).

Quantic Dreams doesn’t have many games but the ones they do are high quality, I feel the same way about Rockstar games.  I am playing Beyond Two Sounds right now, which is included in the PS Now line up.  For $19.99. a months it is definitely worth it, to have access to over 600 games, some even are ps3 games and that’s okay, some of those were great, and able to be played again, even years later.  Check out the trailer for Detroit: Become Human below, but I highly recommend checking this game out on your own.  The trailer doesn’t do it justice.

E3 2017 to be Made Available to The Public

 

E3 2017

 

E3, the Electronic Gaming Expo of the year has been made available to the public for the first time since it’s beginning. This is going to make for an interesting show floor, since it won’t be catering to industry or press only.  The gamers will be there and they will be heard.

E3 2017 is June 13-15 this year, while briefings will begin Sunday June 11.

Pricing for the tickets were $149.00 for the first 1,000 people.  After that it bumped up to $249.  This is a decent price for attendance to this exclusive event.

Many details of the show haven’t been disclosed to us yet. We do know EA will be there, inside and usually outside too.  This I find to be one of the best parts of E3.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet and will be in the LA area, swing over to the E3 website.

Playstation Plus Games For January

It’s that time again, where we get our free games each month for Playstation plus.  The lineup is a fantastic one, and if you are reading this you should head on over to Playstation and get these games now!

On PS4, Hardware: Rivals.  Normally $19.99

Grim Fandango Remastered.  Normally $14.99.  This game is amazing, and should definitely be played in its newest format.

Dragon Age: Origins…PS3, Normally  $19.99.  If you have ever played a Dragon Age game, you’ll know that this is a game that stands the test of time.  They just keep getting better and better.

Also on PS3 is Medal of Honor Warfighter.  Normally $19.99, and this is a game for those of you that need a break from Call of duty.

Lets not forget PSVita where History: Legends of War: Patton, and Grim Fandango Remastered are available for free.

No matter what platform you have these are all pretty stellar games.  Check them out!

Lego Star Wars the Force Awakens is Here

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Tonight if you pre-order and download games, within just a few minutes you will be able to play Lego Star Wars Force Awakens on your PS4 or XBOX One.  Both are available to download and play at midnight EST, or 9pm PST.  I happen to be in California, so it’s 9pm for me!

I did play the demo today, it surprisingly fun.  I find some Lego games to be confusing, but not this one.  It gripped me and brought me right in to the game with familiar characters that I know and love.  A great things also is that many of the main characters are voiced by the actors in the films.  I think that is pretty cool.  With 200 characters, it’s totally going to be worth it.  I purchased the deluxe edition.  It was a mere $10.00 more and I figure I will want them later so might as well get them now.

I know we had Battlefront come out last year, but that game for me just didn’t have the dynamics in a game of Star Wars that I needed.  Lego definitely does.

BB-8 is playable, which adds to the fun!

Who is going to be playing tonight?