Let’s Be Fair About: Breath of the Wild DLC

It’s happening.  Nintendo is releasing DLC with one of its games.  Whether or not this will become commonplace is yet to be seen, but it has been officially announced that Breath of the Wild will have the dreaded and reviled…downloadable content.  (Cue clichéd violin-horror music here.)  By now, we’re all probably familiar with this practice and the conflicting opinions people have about it.  But today, I’m not going to get into a peeved rant about how I feel about this controversial subject.  No, in this post, we’re going to have a fair and calm discussion of Breath of the Wild’s recently-announced DLC, and DLC in general. Continue reading Let’s Be Fair About: Breath of the Wild DLC

Does it Have Replay Value?

Replay Value. It’s the last thing we think about when deciding whether or not we’re interested in a game, but it’s among the first when time comes to actually buy it. Having a reason to come back after the credits roll has always been important; it’s what the old arcade game literally banked on after all. However, in a modern game industry where the choices are too many to count, having more replay value could very well make the difference between a purchase and a pass. What is that makes a game re-playable though? One would think that a modern game would need a wealth of content in order to stay on the shelf, but I don’t that’s quite it. Content certainly helps, but it can’t do anything if the game doesn’t do something to win its players over first. Continue reading Does it Have Replay Value?

Saturday Video Round Up: Feb 19 – 25

Hey, look! Saturday is here and that means the Round Up is here to (hopefully) entertain and delight you. For those new here, the Video Round Up collects the best trailers and gameplay videos from the past week and puts them all here for your viewing pleasure. There’s a lot to get to this week, so here’s just a small sampling of what is waiting for you after the jump.

It was a big week for BioWare as a number of Mass Effect Andromeda videos came out and for myself, increasing the hype meter considerably. The first video shows off more single player gameplay, along with how the upgrade and skill tree process works this time around. A second video introduces us the Lexi T’Perro, the chief medic and the first person players will meet. Lastly, a third video which dropped on Friday has security chief, Liam Costa, discussing weapon training.

Sony’s first major AAA title for 2017 Horizon Zero Dawn finally launches next week and a handful of new trailers also arrived showing off more of the gorgeous open world, combat, and exploration players will be taking part in.

I’ve also got new videos for Nier: Automata, Injustice 2, Nintendo Switch and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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YouTube Highlights: February 2017

Greetings, one and all! We’ve circled back around to the end of another month, and that means it’s time to take a look back at our month in YouTube videos. Although February is a short month, we haven’t been short on bringing you all the gaming action that we possibly can. (And more’s on the way!) So with that, let’s get on with the highlights!


First off, we have to congratulate the Duck of Indeed for completing her playthrough of Donkey Kong Country 3 at the end of January.  She’s been super dedicated to bringing you the DKC series for several months, and the videos that she’s made have been awesome! You can check out the full DKC playlist here, and below is the final DKC 3 video.

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Three Unique and Upcoming Switch Titles

With the release of Nintendo’s Switch now less than a month away, I’ve been spending an increasing amount of time looking up what kind of games we’ll have to look forward to.  As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t plan on buying the Switch at launch, but a Duck can still dream, right?  And for all of those out there who will be proud Switch-owners in the near future, here’s a little assistance in the form of three intriguing, but lesser-known, Switch releases.  That means no Zelda, Mario, or Yooka-Laylee! Continue reading Three Unique and Upcoming Switch Titles

Games I’d Like to See on the Switch

Can you believe that the Nintendo Switch is only a month or so away?! It seems like it just yesterday that we were all speculating about what the console will be like and whether or not that weird oval-screen controller was the real deal. Well, thankfully that controller turned out to be a hoax, and we’ve even got a few confirmed games to get excited about. That said though, there’s still plenty to think about in regard to the Switch, and for me it’s mostly about what games I’d like to see on it. Given how Nintendo has been treating anything that isn’t Zelda, Mario, or Splatoon these days, it may very well be that none of these will ever happen. A man can dream though, right?
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