By the time that Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion in 2014, Minecraft had pretty much conquered the whole world at this point. Teaming up with Star Wars to add on to this creative popular block-based platform is pretty much no brainer. The Star Wars brand and their universe have extended their creative platform from LEGO to another popular block-based platform for people who love to be creative with the tools of the Star Wars universe. The extension of the creative mind goes beyond across the galaxy as a Star Wars DLC pack is now available in Minecraft. This Star Wars Minecraft is packed with features such as a new map, skin pack mobs & item reskin, a fresh UI, texture text with a new original soundtrack and sound effects. This Minecraft Star Wars universe is what it says to be its biggest downloadable content mashup to this date. This Star Wars downloadable pack is altogether priced at 1,340 Minecoins, or between $15 to $20 dollars. About $7.66, given that a pack of 3,500 Minecoins costs about $20 dollar.
So finally, the fan-favorite Legendary Lugia has been brought back in Pokemon Go. In the middle of the Halloween Event, Niantic announced that from 5th November, Lugia would appear in 5-Star Raid Battles. Lugia first debuted in 2017, and since then, the popularity of Lugia has massively increased. Lugia is a powerful Psychic/Flying-type Pokemon. To catch this Legendary Pokemon, players have to use the right and powerful counter Pokemon to win the battle.
iGaming is a shady subject for most people because it encourages gambling which is another addiction that society has to deal with alongside drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol. Despite the negative side to real money iGaming, you almost have to admire the way the industry conducts itself on a technical level.
DC Fandom was an absolute success that has sent the fandom into excitement with all the news, reveals, footage, and announcements. In an event, so much stuff got unveiled about the two DC video games, both the most-awaited and highly anticipated, one of which being "Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League." All fans got trailer and teaser information from Rocksteady. Still, it is certainly enough for fans to handle onto and hold a high level of expectation until its release. DC fans do not have to wait so long for the next video game as one is set to release in 2021, but there is still a bit longer wait for Suicide Squad.
Video games are an addiction to young teens and adults. The number of games and gaming companies has increased tremendously over the years. Backed by the current Covid-19 pandemic, E-sports and E-gaming witnessed a boom like never before. Game sales and the number of players turning towards professional gaming are outstanding. The entire industry made over $40 billion in revenue in 2018 according to Forbes Online. In 2020, the entire gaming industry is estimated at over 90 billion. Video gaming has become an industry worth millions in a matter of time. Video games are becoming more advanced, challenging and competitive. Since 2016, over 2.5 billion people have bought and played video games.
What a time to be a DC gamer! As if DC FanDome’s announcement of Gotham Knights was not enough, the virtual convention also provided a good look at Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. If that title is not enough to entice you to play the game, then check out the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EVFYstVuVk.
I am someone that enjoys a large variety of video games, despite the fact that I am clearly a huge fan of Nintendo games in particular. But some of my favorite games are the Batman Arkham games from Rocksteady Studios. I remember going through and 100 percenting Arkham Asylum multiple times. I also remember the emotional gut punch at the end of Arkham City where (spoilers for a nine year old game) Batman says that despite everything he had done, he would have saved Joker and him carrying Joker’s dead body out of Arkham City. Now why am I mentioning these games from years ago? Well on August 7, a twitter account was created for a new Rocksteady Studio game, a Suicide Squad game. Recently, the Suicide Squad has gained a major rise in popularity, mostly in part to a movie that came out in 2016, which was met with mixed reviews, but was a box office success. We are getting a sequel that is planned for 2021, being directed by James Gunn with Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney reprising their roles of Harley Quinn, Corporal Rick Flagg and Captain Boomerang respectively. The sequel also adds names like David Dastmalchain, Idris Elba, John Cena, Nathan Fillian, Pete Davidson, Michael Rooker, Taika Waititi and many others in undisclosed roles. And now the super villain bunch is getting their own video game.
From all outward appearances, it's very easy to swipe past Mr. Love: Queen's Choice in the app store and brush it off as just a fluffy, low-effort dating simulator--not too different from any other. And honestly, I wouldn't blame anyone for thinking that, because that's exactly how it's marketed in the app store.
I always considered Hoenn one of my favourite regions other than Johto. Migrating from GameBoy to GameBoy Advanced, it felt like pokemon itself was advancing. The new pokemon series was called Pokemon Advance. Pokemon and advance seemed to be really connected at the time. The only thing that I didn't like was the lack of backwards compatibility. There's no way to transfer pokemon from GameBoy to GameBoy advance, so it was a fresh start.
The Johto games have always been my favourite generation of pokémon. They tie in so well with the original games with the branch evolutions and how they share an Elite Four in GSC. I also think that a lot of the pokemon here are adorable.
Nobody wants to do math for fun. Well, maybe some people do. I am not one of those people and the prospect of getting my head around what feels like an infinitely complex system of numbers makes me break out into a nervous sweat. Seriously. But the great thing about D&D is that even though the dice rolls look complicated, once you get your head around the basic system, it's actually really simple. Plus there are dozens of apps and handy sites out there you can use that make it easier (i.e. work out the complicated maths) for you.
As millions of people are at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, I wanted to take this time highlight a group who is dedicated of including geeks who identify as LGBTQ+. That group is Gay Geeks After Hours. Their mission is to make gaymers feel welcome and let them talk about the things that they’re passionate about: from comics to cosplay. So what is a gaymer, you ask? It’s someone who is LGBTQ+ and has interests in video games, tabletop games, and so on. The founder of GGAH is Adam and he’s also one of the administrators of the group. He and the rest of his team has done an exceptional job of featuring people like myself who has their own interests. According to their website, they have the latest news on the stuff we love, list of events, and they’ll have merchandise for sale soon. I’ll be sure to purchase some as a way to support them. As of this article, Gay Geeks After Hours Instagram page has nearly 1,300 followers while their Facebook group has about 8,000 members. I’ll have a link to their website at the end of this article, which they have links to their Facebook group, Instagram page, and other pages.