Overwatch, and the Scummer Games | Opinionated

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As of yesterday, Blizzard updated Overwatch to include new Summer Games content, so that they can have an unofficial tie in to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. They promised over ninety new items to be unlocked, but there are a few catches – you cannot buy them with currency but instead through unlocking or buying Loot Boxes, it is time locked, and the items will be unobtainable after the event is over. Let me just write about how I am not too pleased, for a multitude of reasons.

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Rocket League | Review

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Rocket League, to put it bluntly, can be described as football, but with cars. Despite this simple premise that would seem to get old quickly, it was showered with nearly unanimous praise after its 2015 release. It received even more publicity after its stint on PlayStation Plus, but was it deserving of both heaps of critical acclaim and the price reduction?

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Overwatch | Review

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Overwatch is a game that does not follow the norm for first person shooters, but instead has become a phenomenon. It surrounds you everywhere you go, and that is no bad thing, because Overwatch is exceedingly addictive for the longer you play it. Some of that is due to the stunning visuals and audio, while another part of it is how the gameplay feels frenzied.

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Star Wars Battlefront | Review

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The original Star Wars: Battlefront offered an experience never seen before in games related to Star Wars, with Star Wars: Battlefront II offering an even more refined take on the formula that pleased fans in the first place. Star Wars Battlefront, on the other hand, retains none of the uniqueness of the first two games, instead choosing to rely on the Battlefield engine, Frostbite. For all intents and purposes, this is Battlefield: Star Wars, but does it deliver on the same quality that fans have came to know from the Battlefront name?

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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes | Review

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Star Wars season is currently a go. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is in cinemas on December 17th (December 18th for the United States), Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE and published by EA, has been released for next-gen systems, and merchandising has already run rampant. Another, yet much smaller, cog in the machine is Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (also published by EA), the first ‘proper’ Star Wars title for mobile phones that promises an experience with turn based battles.

The main problem is that it doesn’t deliver the excitement or atmosphere that is present within the original trilogy. Instead, it boils down to who has the highest level.

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Physical releases versus digital releases | Opinionated

For quite a while now, as you may have no doubt noticed, the world has been transitioning to a digital future. iTunes is a great way for musicians to show off their creations, Netflix has popularized subscribing to a service to get access to a massive quantity of movies, and video games are following suit with the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace, and most notoriously Steam.

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Super Mario Maker | Review

I have been really excited for Super Mario Maker since the Nintendo World Championships took place a few months ago. That event single-handedly raised my expectations for the game, as it showed the possibilities that it could open up. Did it live up to those expectations?

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