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Product reviews for gamers; reviews of the best video games, consoles, accessories and gaming technologies.

  • Tyreseus Hunter
    Published 12 months ago
    'Stardew Valley': The Epitome of Chill

    'Stardew Valley': The Epitome of Chill

    Have you ever had the sudden feeling to just break away from where you are in life and just disappear off the grid in order to find yourself? That question may seem extremely specific, but you'd be surprised how often of a thought it is, especially in the minds of young adults and teens around this time. The fact that so many people are displeased with where they are—be it because of their job or lack thereof or some other reason—just goes to show that Eric Barone knows what he's talking about.
  • Charna Sanson
    Published 12 months ago
    'Fortnite': Season 7 Review

    'Fortnite': Season 7 Review

    On December 6, the seventh season of the worldwide famous game of Fortnite was released and this is my review on it. Being a regular player of this game I have got positives and negatives of the current season.
  • Brayden Simmons
    Published about a year ago
    10 Gifts for Pokemon TCG Fans

    10 Gifts for Pokemon TCG Fans

    There are few things in nerd culture that are as timeless as Pokemon. The franchise includes the original trading card game, video games, anime series, movies, and so much more. If you need gifts for Pokemon TCG fans, you've come to the right place.
  • THOT Slayer
    Published about a year ago
    'Fortnite' Is Dying for Me?

    'Fortnite' Is Dying for Me?

    Fortnite, Battle Royale to be specific, is an insanely popular online multiplayer game. As of September of 2018, they had 78.3 million concurrent players. An insane number!
  • Nancy D
    Published about a year ago
    'The Silent Spy' Review—'Nancy Drew' Series

    'The Silent Spy' Review—'Nancy Drew' Series

    When I was in high school a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to play 'Nancy Drew'...I pictured a board game and thought that must be the worst thing in the world to do on a Friday night. She assured me it was fun and turned on 'The Crystal Skull.' It was the most amazing adventure I had ever I had ever seen and I been on (at that young age) and the thing I knew I was absolutely obsessed and continuing playing them for the rest of my life. I have no idea really why I love the 'Nancy Drew' video games series so much...maybe it's the fact that I get to learn really cool true things about the world or maybe it's the feminism. Either way, I can't stop and if you don't play the 'Nancy Drew' series yet, I hope you do.
  • Charna Sanson
    Published about a year ago
    Best Childhood Video Games

    Best Childhood Video Games

    WARNING: Nostalgia trip!
  • Queen Pedii Writes
    Published about a year ago
    'Sims 4 Get Famous' Review

    'Sims 4 Get Famous' Review

    Hello, Simmers. Today I am going to review the newest installment of the Sims 4 franchise, The Sims 4 Get Famous. This expansion pack has great new features that keeps the game relevant to this day and age. Get famous is the expansion pack for everyone who is infatuated with the lives of celebrity sims. There are so many ways that you could become famous in this game. So, let’s start off with the new features that have been added to the game.
  • Ella Fern
    Published about a year ago
    'God of War' - Game

    'God of War' - Game

    The newest installment of the God of War series was released on April 20, 2018, we waited awhile to purchase the game, and unfortunately, I have waited even longer to release this review. Please keep in mind this particular review was mostly done through the opinions of two separate people with two separate play styles. Also, I myself, the writer of this particular post has yet to be able to find the time to complete the game; though I have seen its conclusion. So here are my thoughts on the game, without the pesky spoilers.
  • Morgan E. Westling
    Published about a year ago
    Epic Gifts for 'World of Warcraft' Fans

    Epic Gifts for 'World of Warcraft' Fans

    There are many gifts for World of Warcraft (WoW) fans that will be excellent additions to the rest of your gamer’s gear. Most people who are into World of Warcraft aren’t just slightly into this game. Usually, this is the type of game where people are either not into it at all or they are die-hard fans. So, if you have a friend who is a gamer and you’re looking for World of Warcraft gift ideas, it’s safe to say that you can go all out with the paraphernalia. A great gift is a usable gift, so keep that in mind when shopping for your gamer!
  • Nicole Gilskilz
    Published about a year ago
    Sonic Adventure 2 Isn't Such A Bad Game

    Sonic Adventure 2 Isn't Such A Bad Game

    As you might have heard, from many, many people, Sonic Adventure 2 hasn't aged well. The voice acting for the English version was poorly cut, the camera is hard to control, and there are a few glitches. While I can work past the poorly edited cut scenes, the other two are completely dependent on the player. Also, many people have complained that the mech levels and the treasure hunting levels should not be a part of a Sonic game.
  • Haley Booker-Lauridson
    Published about a year ago
    'Cube Escape: Seasons' Review

    'Cube Escape: Seasons' Review

    Having recently reviewed Rusty Lake's latest installment, Cube Escape: Paradox, I've decided to go back to the beginning of the series and play through the games in order.
  • Tim McBride
    Published about a year ago
    'Red Dead Redemption 2'

    'Red Dead Redemption 2'

    The newest edition to the Rockstar franchise has recently been released in Red Dead Redemption 2. After a good amount of hours have been put into the game, I thought an honest review was in order. Before we continue I will set your mind at ease and let you know that this will not ruin the story in anyway. The first bit of praise that is in order for this game is for the story itself, the character development in this game is fantastic, I quickly found myself becoming attached to characters that are in your gang, for good reasons or for bad. The way each character generally has something to offer is very refreshing in the world of single player games, if you hang out at camp for a long enough period of time you will find that simply interacting with other gang members by, say, sitting around the fire at night for supper quickly gives you insight into who they are, where they come from, and why they are apart of the Van Der Linde Gang. Members of your gang will often ask you to do them favors, for instance go out into the world and collect items for them, most people ignore this but if you do enough of them you will get something in reward for all of your hard work and traveling time. With how good the story is written and how well the characters are designed it leads me to my next point. Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most in depth games I have ever had the privilege of playing, Rockstar truly left no stone unturned when it comes to this game, from how incredible the graphics are to how interactive everything is throughout the world. Many things that people may not know affect your experience in Red Dead Redemption 2 are as follows. Gun maintenance, this one is huge! you know the gun oil you can purchase from the store or pickup through out your journey? Well this is extremely important you need this to maintain your gun and clean it. A dirty gun will lose damage, range, etc, for a quick process of cleaning your weapons it makes a huge difference. Make sure you and your horse eat, this is something that I don't believe is really explained but you and your horse can become underweight which affects their performance, Arthur can also become over weight which affects his performance in different ways. Everything you do in this game seems to have some sort of consequence; like taking care of your player and your horse, another very interesting system that is involved in this game is the karma system, every time you go out and rob or kill an innocent person a little red cowboy image appears in the corner of your screen with a minus sign this is your karma lowering. Every time you do something good like helping a stranger or greeting people a white cowboy image with a plus sign appears. To many this doesn't matter but keep in mind that whether you choose to be good or bad matters especially when it comes to outfits. If you go into the store to look at outfits some will be unlocked, these aren't locked because you haven't progressed far enough but because of what your karma level is at. Some outfits require you to be good, some bad. Now with all of the praise that I've given to this game their is room for some concern. The concern of Red Dead Redemption 2 comes from what hasn't been released yet and that is an online mode. I have a great deal of concern for this for many different reasons, RD2 is incredible in its story mode, you can see all of the praise I believe it deserves in the beginning of this review. My question is how does that transfer to online with multiple different players, will the game lose some of its seriousness and activities from the story mode such as hunting/fishing? Im not sure. I look at Grand Theft Auto 5 which really was one of the first of its kind online experiences and go back to a time where it was very different then it is today, it was less cartoony and more seriously based, that has all since changed over the past few years. My fear is that Red Dead Redemption 2 online will follow in Grant Theft Auto 5's online experience and while these are two totally different games my concern in still there. Until online comes out for RD2 these are nothing more then concerns, as for the story version of the game a proper ratting needs to be given. I would give RD2 a 9/10 for its story mode, for a video game player like me I absolutely love this game specifically because I enjoy open world single player games that take hours and hours to play and explore. For this review I have to ignore my own personal taste in games and give the most unbiased ratting as possible, The number 1 reason I do not give this game 10/10 is because if you are not a player like me who enjoys throwing themselves into the story, the side quests and general exploring will get you bored of this game and you will get bored of this game relatively quickly. With that being said I don't believe anyone should stay away from this game but just know what you are in for. It is very possible to just focus on story missions and cruise through the game if you're not into the side quests and general exploring, its also very possible to have a great time while totally ignoring the main story, I would suggest beating the tutorial and reaching chapter 2 before you attempt this though. To sum it all up Red Dead Redemption 2 is truly an incredible game that I would highly suggest picking up, you will have hours of fun in this game and find some cool things along the way.