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I thought I'd bring it to your attention that Day of the Tentacle Remastered is the new free loot for Twitch Prime users. I loved Maniac Mansion on the NES, but I haven't checked out DotT. It's available until 8/9/17.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/next-free-amazontwitch-prime-game-now-available/1100-6452272/


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If you haven't been paying attention, then there's some legendary news for Pokemon Go! A Pokemon Go Fest was hosted in Chicago in which many players came together for a chance to reveal a legendary Pokemon. Play.

From Gamespot:
"In order to make a Legendary Pokemon appear, players around the world will need to capture a certain number of monsters during the event's Challenge Windows. If the players at the event are able to defeat the Legendary Pokemon, it will begin appearing worldwide. Based on the recent live-action trailer that Niantic released, it appears Legendary Pokemon will be fought the same way as standard Raid Battles, so players will need to cooperate to whittle away its health and defeat it."

As it turns out, Team Mystic won that event and now Articuno and Lugia are available ever where. It seems you're able to get one by doing the new "raid" battles, but I haven't even messed with gyms yet, so I haven't tried raids. I thought I read that you could get lucky and get an egg from a gym and it hatches into a legendary. I also believe I read that you cannot leave a legendary Pokemon at a Gym.

Anyway...Go Team Mystic!!!!!! (That's my team!)

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/pokemon-gos-next-legendary-revealed-and-its-a-fan-/1100-6451932/


With the release of a new "reel" Blizzard announces the arrival of the Necromancer for next week. You can find more details in the link below. It appears that we still have a week before we can purchase the DLC. I was kind of surprised that it only costs $15. I was expecting maybe double that and I probably would have been happy to pay it. New Challenge Rifts are being added as well.

I've been looking forward to this since it's initial announcement. Since I've played through the campaign twice with each class, once for each gender, I feel some hesitation on starting a new champaign. But, of course there are new cinematics and voices, so I plan to start a new campaign for my new Necromancer character next week.

Are you going to dive in head first as well?

https://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/20845159?cspNonce=sLelGMHg3D


Ark: Survival Evolved has been in Early access for two years now. Since then I've put in 2,270 hours, which speaks for itself, I obviously love this game! The second anniversary recently arrived and I was thinking of writing a post, explaining my story with Ark. I've played mostly in single player, but I did join a group on an official server and enjoyed that as well as I made new friends.

Ark is being released on 8/29/17. The devs stated that the three week delay is due to the process of "going gold" taking longer than expected. Feel free to check out details: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ark-survival-evolved-full-launch-delayed-new-relea/1100-6452126/

There's a special edition coming out that I'd really love to have. The only problem is that I already spent < $30 on the base game and it's retailing for double that. It also comes with a Season Pass and the video just states that there's more to come. I recommend hurrying up and buying it before the price changes.

The game now contains over 1,000 characters and official maps. The default map (referred to as The Island), Scorched Earth, The Center, and now Ragnarok, which is the newest addition, added yesterday. I can't wait to give this map a try, especially since there are Griffons.

So, if you've been waiting for Ark to leave Early Access, your wait is soon over. Even with a beefy system like mine, I'm still looking forward to the game getting optimized. There are places in-game where my frames go to die, but other than that, it's a great game, I absolutely love. There are plenty of mods, some of which I still use to improve my game's Quality of Life.

If you've been holding out on Ark, do you think the time is coming for you to grab it? I strongly recommend looking at the system requirements. I strongly recommend playing this on a beefy PC, but it will also be available for the XBox and PS4.

Ragnarok Release Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfaOogXlG3g&t=4s


Re-Logic has released a few spoilers for Terraria 1.3.6. Chippy Gaming has some videos about them.
“Confusing” spoiler: https://youtu.be/Wr5lRQuaUgw
Fancy Lighting: https://youtu.be/tl9_LoX082g
New Sprites: https://youtu.be/JMhaMTECy1Y
Corruption Furniture: https://youtu.be/WF1WamNH0ZQ
New Background: https://youtu.be/NkdPo61bSkU

If there ever was a time to buy a new keyboard, that time is coming. This update includes Razer Chroma support. It’s kind of an expensive keyboard, but they keys light up. I found it for about $80-90 on Amazon. I was actually thinking about this some time ago, since I often play in the dark and sometimes it’s hard to see keys when I need to.
https://forums.terraria.org/index.php?threads/razer-chroma-support.57662/

A couple of furniture sets are getting added in, too, including one matching the Corruption.
https://forums.terraria.org/index.php?threads/corruption-1-3-6.58131/
https://forums.terraria.org/index.php?threads/1-3-6-new-furniture-preview.57871/

We’re also getting a new female NPC. For more details check out the wiki and forums.

http://terraria.gamepedia.com/Upcoming_features


Named “The World of Color" update, 1.12 appears to be coming soon. As it pertains to the name, the game’s color palette is getting an overhaul.

Minecraft is finally getting some birds! Parrots are really interesting mobs. They will mimic the sounds of other mobs around them. They’ll also follow all mobs, whether they’re hostile or not. You can tame them with cookies. This is the addition I’m most looking forward to. I want the blue one, of course!

This update also introduces a new feature, the recipe book, which makes it unnecessary to look up crafting recipes. You’ll see it in your inventory screen. If you use it and select what you want to craft, it will put the required materials in the required order, so long as you have the materials in your inventory.

The achievement system has been updated as well. The game will also run on Java 8. There are plenty of other things in this update. To get a good feel of what’s in it, I recommend watching the video in this post.

For more details see the wiki: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/1.12


Magikarp has always been a bit of a sad Pokemon. They’re almost completely useless, although they do redeem themselves when they evolve into Gyarados. However, that has now changed and Magikarp gets its own game called Magikarp Jump. It is free for Android and iOS. The point of the game is to raise a Magikarp and win jumping contests. The higher a Magikarp’s JP (Jump Points), the higher they are able to jump in the air. There are jumping leagues full of battles to win against other trainers.

To begin, the game gives you an introduction and takes you to catching your first Magikarp. Once caught, it will stay in your pond, which can be decorated. Food will fall into the water and you can tap on one to get your Magikarp to eat it. This will increase it’s JP, but you can also train it. Training doesn’t require input from the player, Magikarp will train on its own.

There are also other Pokemon in the game, which often offer support. You can obtain some by playing, but you can also use some of the game’s currency to buy new ones. I have a Pikachu and Piplup that I acquired by progressing through the game. I also have a Litten that I bought with in-game currency. When they get an exclamation mark above their head, I can click on them to get various bonuses. They also appear during jump battles and provide additional support.

Each Magikarp is limited by how high it can level up. Your first one can only get to level 11 or so. As you progress in the game and gain experience, your character’s rank will go up, which will allow you to catch Magikarp that can level up higher. Their higher levels allow them to have more JP. Once you reach a Magikarp’s max level, you’ll need to finish a league and (win or lose), your Magikarp will retire afterwards. Then, the game lets you catch another one.

There are a variety of random encounters that can occur. Some of them require your input. In one, for instance, you see something shiny and have to decide whether to get it or leave it alone. If you get it, it could be something valuable, like a diamond, or a piece of glass, which will take away some of your JP. I was told, by a friend, to be careful of a certain random encounter in which your Magikarp can be taken away by a Pidgey.

As with most free games, you can spend real world money to buy in-game items or currency. Perhaps this would help reduce the amount of time you have to wait for your training sessions to refill. I’ve only just begun, but so far I don’t see a real need to spend any real money on the game. It does seem kind of cool, so I recommend checking it out, if you like Pokemon.

A news source: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/a-new-pokemon-game-is-out-now-for-mobile/1100-6450325/


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GregoPeck gives this an astounding "Must Play" on the Ghost Scale
This achieves something special, and it would be a shame to miss it.
GregoPeck gives this a "Must Play" on the Ghost Scale
This achieves something special, and it would be a shame to miss it.
I’ve been looking forward to Breath of the Wild for years now, although it didn’t have an official title for a while. I was expecting a new Zelda game for the Wii U. We even had video of it and learned that it would be an open world game. I remember seeing Link in mid-air with time nearly frozen, in which he shoots an enemy with an arrow. I thought that looked cool. The game got delayed and a bit of an evolution by the end of it’s development. That evolution was the Switch.

I was interested in the Switch, but more more interested in BotW. I decided to buy the Wii U version of the game, instead of spending over $300 for a new system. At first, I assumed the lesser console (Wii U) version would suffer, but in this case it actually looks like the Switch version has some framerate issues. The game has been patched and I believe Nintendo has been working to resolve technical issues.

I didn’t hesitate to pre-order BotW, once I decided which version to get, but I did hesitate to play it. I bought the game for my son as a birthday present. I’ve let him play it and he’s made significant progress. I wanted give him time to play it and I figured I’d pick it up some time when he wasn’t playing it. He hasn’t been playing it lately, so I decided it was time to pick it up.

Luckily, this is a game that’s very amiibo-friendly. If you use just about any one of them, you’ll more than likely see a bunch of food and materials drop from the air, maybe even a chest. Link’s Smash Bros. amiibo does sometimes summon Epona. However, the most valuable for this game seems to be Wolf Link, he can join you in game and fight with you. You can play Twilight Princess HD and get Wolf Link more hearts. Get yourself as many hearts as you want or can and then use the Wolf Link amiibo to the Cave of Shadows. It will then save your character data to your amiibo, which can then be used in BotW. I’m actually interested in getting more amiibos, particularly from The Legend of Zelda, like Zelda and Ganondorf. They offer their own unique bonuses (at least in Twilight Princes HD and other games).

This game is cool, but there are definitely some spoiler-free noticeable things to point out. Weapons, shields, and bows break and can’t be repaired. There are new enemies and a variety of ways to get rid of them. Cutting grass doesn’t provide hearts or rupees, and there are multiple ways to use the environment to your advantage. There are plenty of materials around to harvest for cooking, which lets you make food to restore health or give some bonus, such as cold resistance.

Dungeons are now known as shrines. There are many and they are quite small compared to the Zelda dungeons we’ve come to know, love, or hate. In the beginning, it seems that the shrines give you what you need to complete them before you advance to the end. They are puzzle-like, but appear to be kind of nicely simplistic and not too greatly challenging. Some of the ones I’ve run into have also required me to use the Wii U’s Gamepad motion controls.

As for general combat, this game seems to be more difficult than other Zelda games. I’ve just started out and I’m not well equipped. I do have 4 hearts now, instead of 3, and I do have Wolf Link with me along with some of the runes I’ve collected, but I still get killed. The game isn’t shy about that, it even tells you while it’s loading to be careful and not rush head first into enemies without preparation.

Since rupees are now more rare, it’s hard to find enough to get well equipped. You can sell things, but apparently you want to save some things that you’ll need later for upgrades and such. I’ve been hoarding, I need to start selling more so I can get some armor. I just spent 80 rupees on some warmer gear, yet I still need a cold resistance buff where I’m at.

There are a variety of places to go and many ways of getting to them. You can fast travel, ride a horse, walk, climb, snowboard with your shield, or glide. You’ll need to tame a horse by sneaking up on it and mounting it, then pressing the button (L shoulder I believe) to calm them down. Once you’ve tamed one, you can register it at a stable (for 20 rupees I think). You can name it (except for Epona) and even have it stay at the stable. Otherwise, it may come to you if you whistle for it and you’re close enough for it to hear you. If you can’t find it, check the map for the horse icon. The solid colored horses appear to be usually superior to multi-colored horses.

I’ve seen videos of people that have talked about the game and many of them have 60-100 hours in and they still love it. So, I know there’s a lot to look forward to. Speaking of that, the DLC pack is available for about $20. One DLC is getting released “this summer” and another near the end of the year. I watched a couple of videos about it and I recommend checking some out. The DLC looks cool.

Gamespot created multiple videos containing tips they wish they knew before playing. There are now more than 5 of those videos and I recommend watching them. Each says it "may contain spoilers," but I didn't see any spoilers. You can find the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpg6WLs8kxGNU6ZFGXaxjxjLGnF9BZi64 There is also a "spoiler-free beginner's tips" video here: https://youtu.be/-EaO2S4Lyvk


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Dungeons 2 is available for free for a limited time via the Humble Store. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/grab-a-free-copy-of-dungeon-keeper-style-game-dung/1100-6449968/

Twitch Prime members have new loot to grab including Oxenfree, NBA2K17, and a "Star Wars: The Old Republic - Eternal Throne Ultimate Pack." There are only 3 days left to get Oxenfree and the Star Wars pack, but NBA2K17 ends on the 22nd.

I personally don't know anything about these games, but I thought I would bring it to your attention. You have to create a STWTOR account to claim the code, which I did. I downloaded the setup file, but that's as far as I've gotten.

I've downloaded other games offered by Twitch Prime including Punch Club (recommended by Jon) and This War of Mine. TWoM appears to be similar to Fallout Shelter, so I want to give it a try. It also seems to have some great reviews.

Login to your Twitch account (if you've already linked up with your Amazon account) and check out the notification.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/next-free-amazontwitch-prime-game-now-available/1100-6449967/


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GregoPeck gives this an astounding "Must Play" on the Ghost Scale
This achieves something special, and it would be a shame to miss it.
GregoPeck gives this a "Must Play" on the Ghost Scale
This achieves something special, and it would be a shame to miss it.
I was really excited about the Wii when I first found out about it. So, I was one of the many people who got it during a midnight release at GameStop. Twilight Princess was the first game I bought for it. I really loved it, too. I liked the motion controls, swinging to swing a sword, etc. My only disappointment with the game was that it didn’t look very great. However, the game got an HD upgrade is now available on the Wii U.

I decided to buy Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U, even though I still have my original Wii copy. I gave it to my son as a birthday present, along with other games. The cool thing about it is that it came with a Wolf Link amiibo, which I’m really glad to have because you can use it in Breath of the Wild, which is why I’m playing this game now.

I got Breath of the Wild for the Wii U, because while the Switch looks impressive, there aren’t any games that I’m particularly interested in, other than BotW. So, I decided to save some money and buy the Wii U version, instead of the Switch and I’m glad I did. The Switch version of BotW seems to have more issues than the Wii U version, which surprises me. I thought for sure it’d be a better game on the Switch because of the new hardware.

I’ve let my son play BotW for a while, while I played other games on my PC, but I recently decided to check it out. I played it a little bit, then found out that you can increase Wolf Link’s maximum amount of hearts by working on Twilight Princess HD. There’s a special cave for you to access with the amiibo in the game and it can store your info on the amiibo. So, now I’m working on Twilight Princess, so I can have a better Wolf Link as a companion.

I think this game needed an HD upgrade and I’m glad it got it. But, this version of the game isn’t as physically fun as the original. You can use the Wii U Gamepad or the Gamepad Controller to play the game. You can play it on the Gamepad or the TV. Since you can’t use a Wii-mote, the motion controls are a bit watered down. You can move the Gamepad to look around or aim, but that’s about as far as the motion controls go. Since I actually enjoyed the Wii-mote motion controls, this is disappointing to me, but the game still plays well without it.

I’ve noticed that other Zelda amiibos work with the game, too, which makes me want to get more of them. I have Wolf Link and Smash Bros. Link, but now I want to get Ganondorf and Zelda.


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