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Day[9] is a criminally underrated streamer, and you should watch him Day[9] is a criminally underrated streamer, and you should watch him

Streaming is a pretty popular thing. It’s been around for a good while now, but its popularity has really swollen in the past couple years. And of the streaming services, Twitch stands above them all (Source: me). Hundreds of thousands of eager viewers gather to watch a variety of personalities toil away on ladders,…

The Greatest Card in Hearthstone Right Now is a 1/1 The Greatest Card in Hearthstone Right Now is a 1/1

It’s day 1 of the SeatStory Cup IV, and it’s become readily apparent where the new Hearthstone meta lies. It lies with this guy:

Let's Talk Battlefield 1 Let's Talk Battlefield 1

Last week, I gave into the peer pressure and bought up Battlefield 1 at full price. This isn’t necessarily a rare thing, but I am one to use caution when looking at new games. I prefer to play with my handful of gaming friends, though no one else has chosen to invest in this new Battlefield. Still, it seemed like a…

My Game ADD:  All the Games I'm Playing Now My Game ADD:  All the Games I'm Playing Now

As readily noted in every one of my articles, I’ve got a deep love for all things video game. I love buyin’ em, playin’ em, talkin’ about em, and writin’ about em. However, in recent years I’ve noticed that I tend to jump around quite a bit. Rarely do I find a game that captivates me to the extent as some have in the…

Battlerite is Good Fun for What it's Worth Battlerite is Good Fun for What it's Worth

Battlerite is a game that recently came out on Steam. Billed as the spiritual successor to Bloodline Champions, it’s an arena brawler that doesn’t stray too far from its source material. For those who were fans of BC, this game will make you feel right at home. For the rest of us, I want to delve in a bit to look at…

WoW Legion is Great, but Blizzard learned from Others WoW Legion is Great, but Blizzard learned from Others

Playing through the leveling process in World of Warcraft is nothing new to me. I started playing WoW back during the beginning of Wrath of the Lich King, when Naxxramus was the end-game raid. At this point, the grind to the top level was long and arduous, though Vanilla WoW players will beg to differ. I began as a…

Lord of Vermilion Re: 3 Lord of Vermilion Re: 3

Once you see this cabinet:

Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi-Boost ON Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi-Boost ON

First off, if you are brand new to the Gundam Extreme Vs. series, I’d like to wish you the best of luck here. This series has been floating around Japanese arcades to the point where entire floors may be dedicated to this game alone. Needless to say, they are better than you. By a lot. And they don’t actually care how…

Gunslinger Stratos 3: Lightguns for Experts Gunslinger Stratos 3: Lightguns for Experts

First off, before you start picking up and playing Gunslinger Stratos (hereby called GS), make sure you get your stretches in. Get your arms loose and work on multitasking. Get your adrenaline up because this game is straight nuts.

Wonderland Wars Wonderland Wars

This game is far more user-friendly than you might first expect. The cabinet looks something like this:

Popular Korean Games: A Discussion Popular Korean Games: A Discussion

As a PC gamer, there’s no better feeling than walking into and using a PC Room for the first time. There are countless rooms spread across the entirety of Korea, and multiple businesses can be successful in the same block. These are practical paradises for LAN parties and just playing with friends. In that way, it’s…

Japanese Arcades: A Guide to the Best Games as of 8/3/16 Japanese Arcades: A Guide to the Best Games as of 8/3/16

Living in South Korea, it’s not a tough task to buzz over and spend a three day weekend bouncing around the arcades of Tokyo. However, it’s far more difficult to actually partake in any of the “real” games you may find inside. As it turns out, guides aren’t readily available online to show you what to do with all the…

Overwatch Counters: Attackers Overwatch Counters: Attackers

This has probably been done a thousand times, but there’s no harm in being 1,001! Tearing through Overwatch has been an awesome experience, and there’s plenty to learn as everyone figures out the games and mechanics. There’s plenty of places to learn how to play characters and who to pair them with, but I’d rather go…

Overwatch had a Fantastic Beta. Let's hope the proper game holds up. Overwatch had a Fantastic Beta. Let's hope the proper game holds up.

The Overwatch beta has left us, and there’s no denying how smoothly it all went. For a beta test, it couldn’t have gone better, I’d say. From my experience, I joined right as the gates opened, and I played quite a bit before they shut again this morning (I live in South Korea). At no point in my time with the game did…

Fate/ Stay Night: UBW has a Moment that Haunts Me Fate/ Stay Night: UBW has a Moment that Haunts Me

An icy chill crept through my spine. A pit formed in my stomach, and I felt my heart beat just a bit harder against my chest. It was an emotion I never thought I’d feel through any kind of TV, let alone an anime. But this scene was different. It was such a dark moment, and it’s a rare time where I actually take a…

VR is an Uphill Battle VR is an Uphill Battle

Full Visual Immersion.

WIPW:  I'm a Bit Late to Warframe WIPW:  I'm a Bit Late to Warframe

So, there are times where I just randomly feel a deep desire to play certain games. Sometimes, it’ll be an RTS (Grey Goo, yeah!), others it’ll be some grindy MMO (Final Fantasy XIV, wow!). Well, about two weeks ago, I got the urge. This one was a strange case for me though, as it wasn’t so much wanting a new game as…

FWF:  Life, Explained

So there you have it, folks. Exactly what can happen to your ambitions when life suddenly hits you. This post is approximately a month late, and I can only feel sorrow for the extended delay that this has taken. It’s been an eventful month, to be certain, but I don’t feel like that’s a good enough excuse to postpone…

Blog Plans, HOOO! Blog Plans, HOOO!

Image test! YYYYYEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

Time Goes On

Once I stepped back and looked at my life in its current trajectory, I did the only thing any mature, sane individual would do: I ran the HELL away. I mean, I charged out of there like an intelligent person at a Trump rally. It was a rapid decision that I made on, more or less, a whim. I wanted to travel the world…

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