Games, Bonding, And A Son’s Love For His Father

He sits to attention, hands on mouse and keyboard, glasses dipped partially down over his nose, his cheeks tense with anticipation. His beard is now white at 59, his smile slightly more weathered than before, but his intent on besting whatever challenge is thrown up on screen has never wavered. For 31 years, I’ve shared these sorts of experiences with my father, and will cherish the time ahead now it seems so limited.

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‘Wolfenstein’ Has Always Been Anti-Nazi and Nothing Has Changed


Whether you like it or not, the truth is there, and Bethesda Softworks isn’t ashamed to tell you: Wolfenstein is about killing Nazis. It always has been, always will be, and more-than-likely won’t change from that ideology in any way, shape, or form unless something new and more inspiring comes around. This creative pattern can be considered the heart and soul of the franchise since its inception in 1981.

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Opinion: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Doesn’t Comment on Today’s Political Climate


“NOT MY AMERICA”. What do you think of when you read those words? Do you see it as a bold political statement against Nazi’s and the current political climate? Do you see it as a way for fans to rally against white supremacy or negative outlooks on the current state of our country? Or do you see it as a way to promote the games fictional 1960’s America, where the German’s had succeeded in their campaign to expand the German Empire, and serve as the most powerful regime in history?

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Opinion: Cuphead, I Need a Break From You and Your Difficult Gameplay


Over the span of a few days I’ve found myself in a peculiar spot after playing Studio MDHR’s recently released indie game Cuphead. In the past few days, I’ve also found myself coasting through a storm of emotions, but not because of any form of mental illness or the likes.

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‘Freedom Wars’ to ‘Soul Sacrifice Delta’: Here’s 5 Vita Games That Should Get a PlayStation 4 Port


‘Dragon’s Crown’ [Credits: Vanillaware, Atlus]

With the recent announcement of Dragon’s Crown Pro for the PlayStation 4, it wasn’t a second guessed thought about the PlayStation Vita’s existence. The game saw wild success on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. While the console is seemingly dead, except for third party support, the handheld has received some of the most fascinating games to date. Games such as Freedom WarsCaligula Effect and Soul Sacrifice Delta, certainly stand out among the many games the handheld device has received since its launch in 2011.

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What Exactly is ‘Raiders of the Broken Planet’ by MercurySteam?

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If you had asked me a few weeks ago about this mysterious game called Raiders of the Broken Planet, I would have shrugged my shoulders, glanced back at my phone, and continued sifting through the ungodly amount of emails I go through on a daily basis. However, that had changed after earlier today. I finally got to sit down for a few solid hours and began playing through this new IP by MercurySteam, the team behind Metroid: Samus Returns’, latest adventure. Before you get to reading, I suggest you grab a soda, make some popcorn, and lets have a little discussion, because I am extremely excited to discuss this with you.

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LawBreaker’s is Down to Dwindling Numbers on PlayStation 4 and PC, but Why? Lets Take a Look.


[Credits: Boss Key Productions]

Earlier this year when I reviewed LawBreakers, I gave the game an 8 out of 10 on its overall score, claiming that the game was a unique endeavor using Zero G/Limited Gravity and classes to separate itself from shooters of the same genre. Their features allowed LawBreakers to successfully find an identity of its own in the current day.

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Opinion: We Need to Talk About PewDiePie and Toxicity


[Credits: YouTube/Felix Kjellberg]

For years, I’ve followed Felix Kjellberg, whom is more-well known as PewDiePie to the YouTube world. He’s a man that has taken the internet by storm and become the biggest star on YouTube to date. However, in the past few months, he’s been at providing us with some of the most provocative content in his career. Content bad enough popular companies such as Disney and Campo Santo (the studio behind the smash-hit title Firewatch) have dropped him all together. The latter of the two having gone as far as to slap Kjellberg with DMCA take-downs of videos containing their content that is associated with him.

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Warframe Beginner’s Guide – How to Master Harrow in ‘Chains of Harrow’


As the games newest Warframe, Harrow offers a steep learning curve as this warframes approach to combat isn’t your typical one. Harrow, at heart, is a combination of support and tank. Its abilities allow the frame to sustain your group through health regeneration, damage mitigation, and even energy regeneration while in combat.

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B.A.T.G.R. Enters PC Gaming With a Custom Rig Named Scarlet


As most of you know, Blast Away has always been primarily a console gaming review site. We do reviews on PS3, PS4, X-box One and Nintendo Switch. We have enjoyed the life of console gaming, but after my first trip to Quakecon in 2014, I decided I had to one day build a gaming PC in order to expand our range of gaming and to be able to say I did it.

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