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.

E3 3018 A Reflection

My thoughts on the 2018 E3 show that we had last week.

It’s been a week since E3 2018 took place.  We’ve been going for many years.  The past two years with the opening of it to the public really made an impact on the show, and not in a good way.  This year however, it seems they had a plan, made it easy to get your badge, get in and it was not over saturated.  This is the first year with the public that I said to myself “maybe I will come back again”.   There was a point where I was absolutely never coming back as long as the public was allowed in.

You couldn’t get to try the games, they gave out the most minimal swag, and it was like trying to get through a maze of lost people.

One change that was made this year was the security measures that they put in place and that all has to do with the state of the world.  Really nothing to do with the show.  I thought they did a great job getting people in, through I felt it was a little strict, but rather be strict than sorry.

I’m not going to get into the games that I saw this year.  I’ve been thinking about which ones I thought I was going to buy, doing some research on the ones I did’t get to play.

All in all they made this show fun, and I learned quite a bit.   If you do have the ability to buy a gamer pass for next year I would, but unfortunately a lot of the games shown at E3 don’t come out for years.  That’s on the developers.

I’ll be writing about the games I played, what I saw, and putting up some pictures.   Many pictures are on my Instagram and Twitter. Which are both on our page.

Check it out! Let us know our thoughts and what you want us to cover.

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 2018 Begins Tomorrow

It’s that time again, E3 will flood downtown LA bringing with it an immense collections of games, world premieres and tech marvels.  If you were lucky enough to get a badge, the next 3 days is going to be a wild ride.   We have seen the conferences ahead of time and it seems that the big companies are bringing great products for all of us to see.

There are many games I am excited for, though I can’t list them all here but one is definitely The Last of us II.

This is just a taste of what I am looking forward too. Of course this is PS4 exclusive.

We will be updating our Facebook and Instagram daily as we make. our way through the show.  Please be sure to take a look at what we post and look at our pictures.

 

Ready Player One Challenge in Hollywood

Yesterday was the first day of the Ready Player One Challenge in Hollywood. For those of you that don’t know, Ready Player One is a book by Ernest Cline that came out in 2011.

As a gamer I naturally read the book, and at the time I had no idea it would become a film by Stephen Spielberg a few years later.

The experience is 20 to 30 minutes long, with many photo ops and opportunities to take photos. In fact it’s encouraged. The retro feel to the experience brought back a lot of childhood memories for me and I loved it.

In the experience you are tasked with finding keys on your way to the Oasis. You are encouraged to play, search and take a leap. It’s fun and looks amazing.

Yes, they built the stacks where Wade Watts calls home. However they do not take everyone into the stacks. It is here that I believe there is a Virtual Reality experience.

All in all it is a great experience, reminiscent of a Comic Con experience. When you’re in line Fandango is out there asking trivia questions where you can win a multitude of prizes. I personally won 2 Fandango tickets to see the film. One person I was with won a hat. They made it fun from start to finish. If you get a chance and are in the Hollywood, California area, take advantage of this free experience. They do take walk ups, and you can also secure a specific time on the website, ReadyPlayerOneChallenge.com

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