Ranking the E3 2018 press conferences

Some E3 press conferences are inevitably destined to be better than others. In this blog post, i’ve decided to rank all the major E3 press conferences from 2018. Factors that i’ve considered include things like how entertaining the conference was, the level of hype I felt while watching it, the quality of the games that were presented, and how significant the conference was to my life.

To maintain a level playing field I will only be judging what happened within the confines of the actual time frame of the press conferences. So, nothing from Nintendo Treehouse etc. This is also from the perspective of someone who wasn’t actually there and had to rely on live-streamed videos. It goes without saying that this is purely my own opinion and it might not match up exactly with yours! Now that i’ve said that, let’s begin!

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10. PC Gaming Show

I’m not a massive PC gamer as I don’t have the best computer and in any case, I have a Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and i’m soon to get a PlayStation 4 so I can play the bigger games on a console anyway. One great thing that came out of this was a new trailer for Ooblets, a game that i’ve been following for a very long time. It looks so adorable and I can’t wait to play it!

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9. Square Enix

Even though Square Enix announced some fantastic games during this press conference, there was no flair to how they presented them to us. There was a tiny introduction, to begin with, but then it was basically just several videos pushed together. It might as well have just been a string of announcements on a random day rather than a much coveted E3 press conference slot. Also, where the hell was the Final Fantasy 7 remake and The Avengers game?

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8. Sony

Sony is at the very top of their game at the moment. They’ve had a string of very successful game releases in the last few years, and their PlayStation sales went through the roof a long while ago. That doesn’t give them the excuse to be lazy with their press conferences though. Granted, expectations were definitely lowered a long time ago, with the announcement that they would only be concentrating on four games. They were definitely aiming for quality over quantity and it was a very intimate event, but when you are streaming to a few million people at home, it’s a little unfair to just concentrate on the people who were actually there. While the attendees were led through various locales decked out to look like the video game counterparts the viewers were left to watch intermissions. Not great.

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7. EA

As i’m not a big sports fan a lot of EA games just pass me by. There were two games that really did capture my attention though. Sea Of Solitude and Anthem. Sea of Solitude looks so damn gorgeous. The concept looks very original and Cornelia Geppert gave such an emotional delivery that it pulled at my heart stings. Absolutely one that i’m looking forward to! Anthem just looks like all kinds of fun. Shooting through the sky like Iron Man and gunning down really big monsters? Count me in.

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6. Devolver Digital

If you can say one thing about Mahria Zook it’s that she is a very expressive actress. Her stint as Nina Struthers is once again a sight to behold. With witty commentary that takes down the gaming industry and enough raw energy to light a small town, this was one of the most entertaining conferences of the entire bunch. I wasn’t too interested in their games but I guess i’m not their target market.

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5. Nintendo

From what i’ve seen on Twitter, some people are very happy that Smash Bros Ultimate has been announced. Other people are furious that things like Pikmin 4, Metroid 4 and Animal Crossing weren’t featured. Personally, I would rather have a bigger variety of games shown than an extended look at a single game but I was happy with what we got. Although a few more wouldn’t have hurt, Nintendo. Throw us fans a bone, yeah?

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4. Limited Run

I put this conference so high up on the list because at the very core of what a good conference should be is exactly what Limited Run managed to deliver with their tongue-in-cheek low-budget conference. The chance for a fantastic array of games to be available to the world. Limited Run do a great job of delivering limited runs of great niche games to the public.

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3. Microsoft

Microsoft have really outdone themselves with the amount of games that they brought to E3 this year. It’s no secret that Microsoft have been struggling with the amount of exclusive games they have been bringing out, so this has been a very positive turn for them. Sadly, the only game i’m looking forward to is the aforementioned Ooblets. While I appreciate the innovations that they are bringing to games like Forza Horizon 4 i’m just not interested in the franchises that they own. Having said that though, I do think that Microsoft really pushed the boat out with impressive stage design and a very motivating speech from Phil Spencer.

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2. Ubisoft

This conference made me very happy. It started with such an explosion of colour and joy with Just Dance 2019. There was drama with The Division 2 presentation. Miyamoto received a present. Live music. So very wholesome. Although I couldn’t help be slightly disturbed by Yves Guillemot.

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1. Bethesda

Despite my scepticism of the concept of Fallout 76, this conference really helped to alleviate some of my stress. At the very worst, it’s going to be an interesting experience and at the very best it’s going to be the most amazing-est Fallout ever. That’s enough for me. Overall, Bethesda really knocked it out of the park for me. Free games coming to the Switch, confirmation of some kick-ass games in the future and a very entertaining performance from Andrew WK. Plus, Todd Howard called us all degenerates. He knows us so well!

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MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD

I want to thank the absolutely amazing Megan from A Geeky Gal for nominating me for a Mystery Blogger Award! A Geeky Gal has a great assortment of entertaining blog posts. I would absolutely recommend the Convention Life category for useful hints and tips for when you go to the next big con!

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Mystery Blogger Award Origin:

According to the creator, Okoto, the “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • List the rules.
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  • Answer five questions from the nominator.
  • Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  • Nominate from 10 to 20 bloggers.
  • Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Share the link to your best post.

Three things about me:

  • Between the ages of 14 and 19 I lived in Torrevieja, a seaside city in south-eastern Spain. It was super fun and I would like to live there again someday!
  • I have two beautiful little chinchillas (chinbabies) called Rocket and Tweek who are an absolute handful to look after, but I love them so much!
  • My favourite Pokémon is Mew because back in the day he was surrounded in so much mystery and he’s also so cute!

(My chinchillas!)

The Questions:

What game or gaming moment made you laugh the hardest? The gaming moment that made me laugh the hardest has got to be a particular bit in Jak 3 when Seem declares that ‘This isn’t a game”, and both Jak and Daxter break the fourth wall by looking at the camera. On reflection, it probably isn’t the funniest thing ever but hey. I was young when I played Jak 3.

Which character (from a game, book, TV show) would be your best friend and why? I would want Norman from Paranorman to be my best friend as he is super weird and would be fun to hang around with. Plus, he can talk to ghosts which would be awesome if a little terrifying.

What life skill(s) have you learned from playing video games? I think two big life-skills that i’ve learned from playing video games is multi-tasking and time-management. When you have loads of missions or quests to do then it really helps to try and do them concurrently. I may have to travel from A to B to deliver this item, but I can also be collecting other things for another quest at the same time.

How did you pick your gaming username (or forum username)? I chose BestNerdLife as my username (for my blog at least) because I just want to be super nerdy and essentially live the best (nerd) life that I possibly can!

(weird) We’re going to hang out today. What do you pick for us to do? We would absolutely go out for food. Probably sushi, because sushi is so tasty! It doesn’t have to be sushi but food would definitely be involved!

My Questions:

  • What fictional dish (could be from a film, game, book etc…) would you most like to eat and why?
  • Is there a particular event or moment in a film or video game that you would change if you were the person that made it?
  • You can only every play two games or watch two films for the rest of your life. What would they be?
  • What video game or film song is your favourite?
  • Would you rather have 5 toes on each hand or 5 fingers on each foot? (Weird)

My Nominations:

Jambareeqi

TurnBasedTurnip

Shoot The Rookie

The Movies And Me

Alex Dewing

My Best Post:

I don’t know if it’s my best post but it’s my favourite because it’s about open-source software! I’m a huge advocate for open-source software because it lets people learn new and creative skills without spending any money on expensive software. In this post I talk about Building A Free and Open-Source Alternative To Adobe Creative Cloud!

Please don’t forget to come back here and comment with the link to your post so I can check out your answers!

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5 free Steam games actually worth playing

With so many garbage free-to-play games in the Steam Library, it can be a challenge to find something that’s fun to play. Luckily, i’ve compiled found 5 games that are both entertaining and completely free! Check out my list below! A word of warning though. Some of these are not suitable for children to play.

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1. Doki Doki Literature Club (Dating Sim, Psychological horror)

Let’s start with the game that is probably the most famous. I felt uncomfortable throughout my time playing this game. I’m not really one for dating sim games and this basically starts out like one. However, once you get further into it, things start getting weird. And even more unsettling.

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2. the static speaks my name (Psychological horror)

I’m sticking with the weird vibe at the moment, just so I can get it out of the way. the static speaks my name is a short game that starts out fairly normal and then basically tips over the edge into crazy. The graphics are incredibly clunky but this actually adds to the creepy vibe. Thankfully it does have multiple endings so there is replay value.

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3. The Plan (Flying Simulator?)

This game is also super short. I wouldn’t actually call it a game, more of an experience. Probably one that you can sit down and get done in less than 10 minutes? Despite the short length, I really enjoyed my time with The Plan. I can’t say that the ending is life-changing but it did make me sit back and think…”Huh? That was unexpected.” There’s also something that happens after the game has ended that does make it worth playing through again one last time.

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4. Emily is Away (Visual novel, Romance)

Out of everything on this list, ‘Emily Is Away’ is my favourite. Since I grew up in the 90’s and 00’s this game brings back a flood of nostalgia. The chunky Windows 2000-esque graphics and pop culture references of that time speaks volumes to me. It has the nice touch of making you type on your keyboard to reply to characters, even though what you say is mostly fixed.

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5. Endless Sky (Space Sim)

It blows my mind that a game this deep is available for free. My first time with this game consisted of flying around for a bit trying to work out the controls, failing at everything and ultimately getting blown to smithereens. I promptly began the game again, fixed my initial mistakes because I knew what I was doing and then lost 1.5 hours of my life. I’ve not played such a time sink since Stardew Valley.

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First impressions – Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido

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Many awesome things have come out of Japan, there is absolutely no doubt. One of the best things? Sushi! Simple in construction, yet devilishly hard to get just right – sushi is a versatile and tasty dish that is enjoyed around the world.

However, in the universe of Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, sushi takes on a new form. Something that is mystical. Something that is powerful. Something that is outlawed! Thanks to The Sushi Struggles (a great and terrible war), the evil ruling empire has forbidden even the mere mention of sushi.

Putting aside the slightly nonsensical story, this game unabashedly doubles down on its anime-inspired roots. The game starts with the catchy theme song featured in the E3 2017 trailer, which made me think for a short time that it was some kind of adaptation from a TV show. All the over-the-top zaniness of an anime is there and is undoubtedly charming. The bold lines and bright colours of the characters are appealing and eye-catching, and the voice acting isn’t obnoxious in the slightest.

One area where this game falls flat is when it decides to have a strange mix of design choices shoved together into one screen. As mentioned before, all the characters have bold outlines and bright colours, but most of the over-world outside of the cut-scenes are line-less 3D environments with the 2D characters layered on top. Compared with the cohesive style of something like Cuphead, it’s slightly disappointing.  Not a deal-breaker by any means as the presentation is very appealing.

The gameplay starts off super simple – collect as many plates of the same colour within bursts of seven-second slots. Each time you collect two or more plates they get added to your table. Once your table is full, your empty plates are automatically fired at your opponent. Every single stack of plates can be fired off manually too, so your shots can also more controlled if they need to be.  The higher your stack of plates – the harder it hits your enemy. Once your opponent’s health vanishes, you win the match! Obviously, your opponent is trying to do the same.

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Depth is added using quite a few mechanics but the big major one is the inclusion of Sushi Spirits. These lovable Pokémon-esque creatures all have their own power or “skill” as they are called in-game. These help control or change certain things as you play, such as providing you with healing sweets to eat. Your Sushi Sprites can also undergo an awakening or essentially “evolve” into something else.

There are plenty of ways to progress in this game. Almost every mechanic can be upgraded. The player character can gain stamina and strength by leveling up, Sushi Sprites and their skills can be leveled, and even the sushi on the plates that you collect can be upgraded. Different items can help boost your Sushi Sprites, and there are even items that benefit the player character. It’s pretty expansive and thanks to the steady tutorial intertwined into the main story, it doesn’t feel as intense as I thought it would.

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido has a lot going for it. It’s a solid little package, with plenty of gimmicks to keep it interesting and it holds the player’s attention. I feel like this isn’t as an accomplished puzzler as something like Puyo Puyo Tetris, with a little too much random stick waggling when trying to find dishes to chain together. Personally, I don’t think that it’s worth the price tag. Regardless, anyone who digs the bright colours and quirky Japanese aesthetic should buy this, as you will more than likely have a blast.

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Why we should be excited about “Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee”

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Well, the rumours floating that were floating around the interwebs for a while have been confirmed to be true! Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee are coming to Nintendo Switch on November 16th, 2018! While most people (myself included) expected them to be the next in the core series, they are actually spinoffs. Along with Pokémon Quest and the untitled 2019 core game, that’s a whopping three games to looks forward to in the near future!

There’s no doubt that these spinoffs seem to be aimed more towards the “casual” gamer but they can give us an idea of what we can expect about the future of the highly anticipated 2019 release, and the future of the franchise as a whole. Obviously, this is a whole lot of speculation so please take what I say with a grain of salt. With that said, Let’s Go! (Geddit?)

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Graphics

An announcement trailer is never a good indication of what a finished game will look like. It’s also not a good indication of what the NEXT game in a series is going to look like. However, this trailer does indicate something pretty significant but also kind of obvious. Future Pokémon games are going to look a lot better than their previous iterations. Even if nothing were to be updated from the DS graphics, the inclusion of the larger resolution of the Nintendo Switch is guaranteed to help boost the visuals of the game.

While I would be happy with this, I don’t think that Nintendo will leave the graphics as-is. The limitations of the DS system are now gone, replaced with the Nintendo Switch. It might not be the powerhouse of a machine to rival the Xbox One X or the Playstation 4 Pro but there is something there to be utilized that Nintendo didn’t have before. A new Pokémon game at 1080p resolution and 60 FPS? Yes, please!

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This trailer confirms that there will actually be Pokémon in this Pokémon game. What? That not enough for you? Fine.

Both Pikachu and Eevee can be seen riding atop their respective trainers, while other companions can be seen trailing behind a lá Pokémon Yellow. This does make sense as Junichi Masuda has stated that the games can basically be considered “remakes” of that game. While Pokémon riding their trainers is probably going to be a feature specific to these games, I really hope they bring followers forward into the 2019 release. There would be nothing better than having a great hulking Charizard or Tyranitar trailing behind you.

While the majority of the trailer featuring Pokémon from Generation One, there is a little section of the video that teasers we’ll get to “meet a special Pokémon.” This could mean several things. It could mean that we get to meet a special Pokémon from previous generations like Mew, it could maybe mean a special variation of a Pokémon like the Alolan forms or (and this is what I hope it means) we shall be introduced to a brand new Pokemon that will feature in the 2019 release. Regardless of what it might actually mean, I would say it’s highly likely that there are going to be new creatures to catch.

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Accessories

Nintendo has had a long and sometimes worrying obsession with strange peripherals for their games (i’m looking at you Virtual Boy and Power Glove). Thanks to the Nintendo Labo and the newly announced Pokéball Plus, this obsession is not dying anytime soon. A mash-up between a Joy-Con and an updated Pokéwalker, players can use this Pokéball shaped device as a controller but also have the opportunity to use it for taking their favourite Pokémon into the real world with them.

After having a Pokémon transfered into it, the device will vibrate, light up, and make noises relevent to what is contained inside. I’ll put myself down for 6 of them then! Taking my team into the real world sounds like an absolute dream! One would hope that this kind of functionality would also work with future games. As the Pokéball Plus acts as a Joy-Con, it should get all the usual updates that regular Joy-Cons do, so it probably won’t be a one-hit wonder.

Co-op & Connectivity

Thanks to the Nintendo Switch shipping with the built-in capability to support two players out of the box, it makes sense that Nintendo would want to implement more multiplayer action into the Pokémon brand. It might not be the entire campaign spanning co-op that I want, where you can start the game with a friend and play it through to the end, but the drop in, drop out gameplay that seems to be offered in certain scenarios in Let’s Go is a step in the right direction.

Lastly, it seems that Nintendo is doubling down on the financial success that is Pokémon Go. Aside from being able to carry your favourite Pokémon around you in the Pokéball Plus, there will be functionality between Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee and Pokémon Go. I don’t see any reason not to have a similar type of connection with the 2019 release. The hundreds of Pokémon you’ve caught in Pokémon Go probably won’t transfer one-for-one in the 2019 release but there will surely be some kind of incentive to make you want to keep playing Pokémon Go.

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I’m not sure whether I am on board with this more casual version of a Pokémon. If this was the only game that Nintendo had announced then I would have been disappointed, but as a placeholder game for the big event in 2019? Sure, I can get behind Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee.

Check out the trailer below!

My hopes and dreams for E3 2018

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Thanks to E3 2018 only being just over two weeks away, hype for the event is rapidly building. Already, we’ve had a slew of leaked information – whether all these instances of information are true or not is yet to be seen. Regardless, I like to be as clueless as possible when it comes to what is going to be announced. Obviously, some things like the Rage 2 announcement and the various Pokemon title leaks are impossible to miss.

It’s always an exciting time of the year for gamers, but I am determined to not get on board the out-of-control hype train. Below are my top 10 hopes and dreams for E3 2018.

1. Fallout 3/New Vegas/4 on Nintendo Switch

Thanks to the great ports of Doom and Skyrim, at least one of these HAS to come to Nintendo Switch. Personally, I will take any. I love all the modern Fallout games, and dabbling in the older ones are on my to-do list.

2. More information on Rage 2

In the short amount of time since Rage 2 was leaked, Bethesda has shown us a game that seems to be impressively vibrant and fast-paced. The marketing has been incredibly distinct, a far cry from the drab and generic box art that heralded the original Rage. I don’t actually know whether i’m hoping for more gameplay or more of that district marketing aesthetic.

3. Details on Nintendo Switch Online or new system updates

With September 2018 coming in fast, people are readying their wallets for paid Nintendo Switch Online membership. While I have no real problem with paying for this service thanks to those potential NES games (a console that I never actually owned or played) and exclusive offers, I do want more information. Whether that’s other things paying customers are getting or updates to the Switch OS and the Store.

4. Incredible new exclusive IP for Xbox One

Basically, I want Microsoft to make me change my mind when it comes to trading my Xbox One for a PlayStation 4. I have been an Xbox owner for a long time, and I worry about the future of the exclusivity of the games on the console. My interest in Gears of War, Forza, Halo, Halo Wars and Crackdown 3 dwindled away long ago.

4. New Backwards Compatibility games.

I really like the idea of Backwards Compatible games. To me, it’s a genuine selling point for the Xbox One. If Microsoft can’t provide their fans with new exclusive games then at the very least let them have some of the older games to play.

6. Solid information on the FF7 remake

This game is one of my most anticipated games in a long time. Any information about this would make me so dang happy. Enough said really.

7. Fortnight on the Nintendo Switch

Fortnight is apparently a massive game right now. I’ve played it a few times and had fun with it but it’s definitely not my type of thing to play. However, I do see the value of it, and completely accept that this would be a good addition to the Nintendo Switch. This will probably be used as an incentive to entice people to pay for Nintendo Switch Online.

8. Ports of older The Legend of Zelda games

Ok, i’m about to drop a huge guilty secret. I’ve only ever played Link’s Awakening, Twilight Princess and Breath Of The Wild. What kind of gamer am I? A terrible, terrible one obviously. This is why I desperately want any of the older Zelda games to become available on the Switch. You can bet that i’ll be playing my way through the NES versions when they come to Nintendo Switch Online.

9. Reassurance that Spider-Man isn’t going to be terrible

It’s a great time to be a massive Spider-man fan. This current iteration of the cinematic Spider-man is the best so far, plus there’s a shiny new Spider-man game coming to PlayStation 4. It’s one of the big IPs that Sony is going to concentrate on at E3. Things sound perfect, right? Maybe not, as most of the gameplay we have seen seems to be quick-time based button mashing. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of good ‘ol quick-time events but an entire game full of it? I hope not. Overall, I feel positive about this though.

10. Pokemon for Switch announced

Out of everything else on this list, I want this to come true. As I detailed in a previous post, I have been a fan of the Pokemon games since they were released in the UK. The series has admittedly grown stale, so I want the new Nintendo hybrid console to breath new life into this age-old series. The announcement doesn’t have to be big because I can wait patiently for the inevitable Nintendo Direct to glean details, but just some solid details would be great. A release date is probably too much to ask so i’m hoping for meer confirmation.

Rocket League – Salty Shores update

Psyonix is once again rewarding us fans of the football/car sensation that is Rocket League. Aside from the expected Competitive Season 8, there are plenty of new things coming. Chief among them (for me at least) are the ‘Rocket League x Monstercat Vol.3’ EP and the new arena ‘Salty Shores’.

While previous ‘Rocket League x Monstercat’ playlists have been fantastic, and this newest one is shaping up to be great also, the thing i’m most excited for in the upcoming update is the aesthetic of the new arena. Having been born in the Eighties, I have somewhat of an obsession with that decade. The resurgence of Eighties design in properties such as Thor: Ragnarok and Stranger Things is a welcome sight for me, and i’m glad that it’s slowly seeping into my favourite competitive game. It brings back memories of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and I can’t wait!

Check out what the developers have to say below:

Which sunblock SPF does a Battle-Car need when it’s soaking up rays and playing in the sand all day? We’ll know soon, because our new Salty Shores Update splashes down on May 29!

This next Content Update is all about Rocket League fun in the sun, starting with the aforementioned ‘Salty Shores,’ our brand new seaside Arena! As our sunniest map to date, Salty Shores should keep the summertime vibes going year-round as a permanent addition to all online Playlists!

Along with a new Arena, we’re also bringing you the start of Competitive Season 8, the distribution of Season 7 Rewards, the new ‘Impact’ Crate, fresh beats from the ‘Rocket League x Monstercat Vol. 3’ EP and more! You’ll also find some nice quality of life improvements in the mix, including a new ‘Report Server’ button for when servers misbehave during an online match.  Our ‘Beach Blast’ in-game Event is coming soon too, but not for a few more weeks — June 11, to be exact! We’ll have more details about Beach Blast closer to the start of the event, so stay tuned!

Blogging about Pokémon professionally for the first time

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If there is one thing that you can take away from the BestGeekLife blog, it’s that I love Pokémon. When Pokémon Red and Blue released in the UK during 1999, my 10-year-old brain was hooked. At the time, the gameplay was fresh and exciting. Obviously, as I progressed into adulthood, I found later games to be slightly dull and repetitive, but still enjoyable. I have no problem with later Pokémon designs or additions to the series like the new types, Dark, Steel and Fairy. As a franchise, it has developed and changed, just as anything should to stay alive or stay relevant.

But this blog post isn’t about the evolution (haha) of the Pokémon franchise. This blog post is about the first time I was able to write about Pokémon in a professional sense. Interestingly, this opportunity came from the strangest situation. During the summer of 2016, the world was obsessed with Pokémon Go. The fuss generated by this mobile game was so great that it even penetrated the office where I worked at the time, a place where the people were really nice but mostly not geeky or nerdy.

To cut a long story short, I managed to write a blog post on their website that compared playing Pokémon Go with undertaking postgraduate study. Entitled Postgraduate Study Takes (Poké)balls, it definitely was meant to be a funny article, something that should be read with a tongue-in-cheek attitude.  It was an interesting exercise and something that sparked the need to write more blog posts about geeky stuff. It probably seems like a small thing, but getting paid to write about a series of video games that i’ve followed and loved from childhood was something straight off my bucket list.

If you want to read the article, it can be found here.

For the love of Backwards Compatibility

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Released to the public on November 12th 2015, Backwards Compatibility lets gamers play a select number of Xbox 360 games on their Xbox One console. The number of playable games started at 104, but more have been added periodically since then. Personally, I adore the idea of being able to pop my old games into my Xbox One and firing up Gears of War or Alan Wake. Hell, I discovered my love for Beyond Good And Evil HD thanks to it.

It was a smart business move by Microsoft and i’m glad they decided to implement the feature. I confess that i’ve spent no small sum of money during my time on the Xbox 360 and i’m glad it hasn’t gone to waste. Sure, I have my moderately powerful computer to play games on now. It’s something I prefer, but there is a certain satisfaction booting up a console in my living room.

And for all the raging between which platform to play on is better, to me, it doesn’t matter. I play games for the fun of it, and the more games I can experience and enjoy the better. Backward Compatibility is just one of the many options I have. Every so often I log onto my Xbox One and an old dusty game that I forgot I bought a while back pops into my ready to download list. It’s like Christmas and all the presents were bought by me a few years ago.