#Listmas2015: Most Anticipated Unscheduled Game Releases of 2016

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Image by Flickr user Bas de Reuver (CC)

It happens every year round this time. I look at the games scheduled to be released up to June of the next year. I pick a crop that I’d like to play and stick those dates in my calendar. Slowly but surely my anticipation heightens as those dates near. Once one comes along, the choice becomes buy or wait. And more often than not these days, the choice turns out to be wait. So I’m doing things a little differently this time.

This year, rather than set my heart on a few games of interest that have fairly solid release dates, I’m eyeing number of games that have been promised in 2016 but may not actually make it out to the public. (We all know how far promises go sometimes *ahem* Kingdom Hearts 3 *ahem.*) No commitment, no pain is my thinking right now, because if any of these games make it to the shelves (physical or virtual) that’ll be awesome. And if they don’t, no harm done, no hurt feelings. So here’s a Listmas list of my most anticipated unscheduled game releases of 2016.

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Day 11: Gaming System of Choice

Day 11 in the 30 days’ worth of video game topics I began writing about…probably over a year ago is my gaming system of choice.  It’s a pretty straightforward question, and that is why I want to write about more than said console’s amazing selection of games and the other obvious things one would typically think about.

As you may know, I grew up with Nintendo and have owned every console they have released since the SNES.  It is no doubt rather ironic, then, that my favorite console does not come from Nintendo.  While my childhood consisted of Donkey Kong Country and The Legend of Zelda, everything changed when I finally made the decision, around 2003, to buy my first non-Nintendo console, the PlayStation 2. Continue reading Day 11: Gaming System of Choice

Youtube Time: The Duck Plays: Fragile Dreams-Part 18

Today in Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, we continue to explore the subterranean tunnels.  And I do battle with…a star-nosed mole.  You heard me right.  Intrigued?  I bet you are. Continue reading Youtube Time: The Duck Plays: Fragile Dreams-Part 18

YouTube Time: Activision Anthology (PS2) – Grand Prix (1982) – Nostalgic Notions

Merry Christmas, everyone! If you’re checking out our site today, and it would seem that you are if you’re reading this, then you’re a champ! And what better reward for any champion than a video about a classic video game! Okay…maybe I’ve had a bit too much eggnog, but I’m still happy to share with you my experience with Grand Prix (1982), a classic racing game that’s part of the Activision Anthology. I want to say tune in for some big time racing action!!...but…it is an Atari game after all. So there’s some action…namely me trying to not look like a fool with a virtual race  car. Enjoy!

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#Listmas2015: Why Banjo-Kazooie Remains Tops in Gaming

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Image by Flickr user NintendoPassion (CC)

Thanks to Rare Replay and having a little extra time to myself this holiday, I’ve started re-playing Banjo-Kazooie. It is just as great, if not better than when I first played it oh so many years ago. There’s good reason the game remains a favorite of many gamers, including those of us here at United We Game. But what is it exactly that makes this title stand out from other three-dimensional platformers, those of its generation and later generations? Well, I’m no expert, but I have a few ideas that revolve around gaming fundamentals: levels, characters, controls, story, and music. Let #Listmas commence! (And please add you own ideas in the comments!)

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#Listmas: Gaming’s Chilliest Characters

What’s Christmas without snow?  As a result, for my next listmas list, I thought it would be nice to list some chilly things, particularly chilly characters.  It’s surprising how many characters are fit for this most festive of seasons, so sit back and enjoy the Duck’s list of chilliest characters in gaming, good and bad.  Brr! Continue reading #Listmas: Gaming’s Chilliest Characters

Youtube Time: The Duck Plays: Rayman Origins-Best Original Score (Time Trial)

In this newest video, I get the Time Trial in Best Original Score, where I endure more suffering thanks to those wretched spiky birds.  Come on, be nice to a fellow avian creature! Continue reading Youtube Time: The Duck Plays: Rayman Origins-Best Original Score (Time Trial)