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Best geek games and gaming experiences that the virtual world has to offer.

  • Ethan Flores
    Published 2 months ago
    A brief backstory on my introduction into Brawlhalla.

    A brief backstory on my introduction into Brawlhalla.

    As a beginner, I wasn't informed of the objectives. I had watched Youtube countless times to gain tips, but some of them weren't very beneficial. To say the least, I was very close to giving up Brawlhalla all in the same week I started the game up. When I was first granted access to a new Macbook Air, I immediately brainstormed, but that was after my shock. "What should I do? Where do I start? Why is there an ad asking me to complete my profile when I haven't even started one?" Truth is, the set-up was profoundly complex, but it didn't repel my intentions of utilizing my laptop. In fact, I was so curious, I consistently asked Siri what 1+1 as to verify that it worked. (That part is for comedical purposes, back with the story!) To think, I had it all. I was manipulating a machine that worked for the sole purpose of amusing me, etc. That sounds bad in so many ways, but don't tell Moby! ( Moby is Tim's companion from Brainpop). Anywho, when I was scrolling through the web like a typical teenager, something peculiar popped up in search engine. Steam? In a computer? How the hell does that work? I clicked on the link only to encounter hundreds of titles all in one place! Astonished by this work of art, I made my way towards the free games. (Being broke doesn't detain my capabilities, mind you.) I scrolled through, and found nothing but lame titles, until.... "Brawlhalla? What kind of Super Smash sh#t is this?" My mouse hovered over it, which brought my attention towards the videos. I spent a good 10 minutes just watching stickers fly across maps. It was totally worth it. The time required to download Brawlhalla was respectable, and I started my quest onto figuring out the controls, the objective, and so on and so forth. I know I'm going to gain so much hate for this, but I have previously used a controller on PC, and I am quite ashamed of myself. ("Boo", said the reader to themself.) To be fair, I wasn't much of a keyboard player until I was educated on typing skills thanks to my Computers teacher over at my HS. (She's so wonderful, I don't know how I would've typed this long paragraph without her.) Familiarizing myself with the keyboard controls was a hardship, but I chose to undertake it with zero doubts. My first-ever character that I rushed into battle was Lucien, a revolutionary... I don't know the labels, my history knowledge is rusty! I'd be happy to discuss WWII, though. Lucien's weapons consist of katars, and blasters. They were very powerful when it came to charged attacks. Other than that, they were pretty decent. My 2nd legend was Ada, if I remember correctly. (You can view the lore in Brawlhalla if you wish to see a more detailed explanation of a character.) Blah, blah, blah, some bald dude with a stick and gauntlets and yellow-luminiscent powers, then finally: The Shadow Keeper, Jiro, a soon to be shogun. With his shadows assisting him in time of battle, and his lust for taking shadows from oppponents, he really is someone you'd like to side with. But enough chit-chat for now. I hope I didn't bore you with a profusely long paragraph about my interesting experiences. Until then, fellow travellers. I bid you all a great journey in the land of mutual learning. Safe travels. :)
  • Rachael Arsenault
    Published 2 months ago
    The Lowest Possible Player AC in 5th Edition D&D

    The Lowest Possible Player AC in 5th Edition D&D

    Normally, in Dungeons and Dragons, players focus on crafting characters that are strong and effective in a variety of situations. There are varying extremes of this – some build characters with a technique called min-maxing, while others engage in power gaming. But D&D is also about having fun and experimenting, and sometimes that can involve an exercise in making the worst character – or at least being the worst in a very specific way.
  • D.J. Rivera
    Published 8 months ago
    Can Showtime’s 'Halo' Series Match the Success the Franchise Had on the Console?

    Can Showtime’s 'Halo' Series Match the Success the Franchise Had on the Console?

    It’s been five years since the news came out that Showtime was taking on the endeavor of bringing the Master Chief to the small screen. Since then, fans have patiently been waiting for this dream to become a reality. Now it seems that everything is coming together for the Halo series to possibly fill the Game of Thrones size gap existing in the universe right now. While the Chief has survived impossible odds more times than most, this will probably be his greatest challenge yet. Can Halo translate successfully from console to TV?
  • Wade A. Stewart
    Published 11 months ago
    'Runebound' to Adventure

    'Runebound' to Adventure

    Adventure board games should be like a favorite movie, book, or video game, and keep you invested in every choice a hero makes as they become stronger. In Runebound Second Edition (2005), and Third Edition (2015) you start as an insignificant character with few skills, no weapons, and a heavy quest to become mighty enough to pluck the evils from the lands of Terrinoth. Each edition handles this rise of power differently, and feels like how my life as a gamer has changed.
  • Chloe Gilholy
    Published 11 months ago
    Tomodachi Life

    Tomodachi Life

    If you’ve owned a 3DS or attended the Hyper Japan con a few years ago, then it’s likely you have heard of this game before. Maybe you’ve watched some play-throughs like Vinesauce’s one. On one hand I would say it’s like Nintendo’s version of sims, but on the other hand I think Sims and Tomodachi life are two different sort of games all together.
  • Karen Berns
    Published about a year ago
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Tips for All Adventurers

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Tips for All Adventurers

    The Witcher 3 often described like a game with paranoiac content and this is by no means an understatement! When we know that there are more than 250 quests, hundreds of ingredients, unique items do not left out, and the number of points of interest on all Atlas maps more than half a thousand, we understand that it is easy to get lost.
  • Robert Cain
    Published about a year ago
    Remembering the Brutal Brilliance of 'Red Dead Redemption'

    Remembering the Brutal Brilliance of 'Red Dead Redemption'

    Red Dead Redemption remains one of best open-world titles ever made and it’s also one of my favourite video games. With the long-awaited sequel just ten days away, I thought I’d look at it in detail. Recently, I went back and played all the way through, reaching 100 percent completion and seeing everything the game had to offer. It has never lost an inch of its impact on me as a player. It should go without saying, but there are MASSIVE SPOILERS ahead; if you're never played Red Dead Redemption before, go back and experience it for yourself before reading on...
  • Patricia Sarkar
    Published 2 years ago
    How Using a VPN Could Speed Up Your Gameplay and Save Your ‘Life’

    How Using a VPN Could Speed Up Your Gameplay and Save Your ‘Life’

    Lag is a killer. Yeah, I know it’s not the most compelling of public service announcements, but if you play games seriously, you must have felt the frustration of watching a screen full of intense action freeze for just long enough to get you fragged—usually by something you would’ve seen coming if your network hadn’t glitched.
  • Wade A. Stewart
    Published 2 years ago
    'World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game' at Ten Years

    'World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game' at Ten Years

    Pop Quiz: The Lord of the Rings books are to The Hobbit as World of Warcraft: The Board Game is to ________. OK, pencils down because we already know the answer from the title—World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game. The first one is a heavy trek filled with lots of details, where the latter is a light adventure enjoyed with beer and pretzels.
  • Patricia Sarkar
    Published 2 years ago
    Slot Machines: A Popular Game We Can't Get Enough Of

    Slot Machines: A Popular Game We Can't Get Enough Of

    Playing a casino game from an online platform without having to leave the comfort of home is, without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable pastimes available today. In fact, the surge of online casino environments is speculated to reach 59-billion dollars by the year 2020 with linear growth that seems unstoppable.
  • Wade A. Stewart
    Published 2 years ago
    'World of Warcraft': The Board Game Tries to Wow

    'World of Warcraft': The Board Game Tries to Wow

    To adventure, kill monsters, take their loot, gain experience, and become more powerful than anyone could possibly imagine. RPGs do this, some video games are superb at it, and few board games do this well. Sometime an adaption of a video game into another medium doesn’t translate. Welcome to World of Warcraft: The Board Game where the adventures discovered in Azeroth are thrilling.
  • Patricia Sarkar
    Published 2 years ago
    Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Good Poker Player?

    Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Good Poker Player?

    Compared to other table games you’ll find in the average casino, poker stands apart for several reasons. Although there is a certain element of luck when it comes to the cards players are dealt, there are still deep levels of skill, understanding, and psychology needed when it comes to making decisions about whether it’s worth playing a hand or not.