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Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

If you are anything like me, you are doing stockings for the family at the very last minute. If that is you, we have a few suggestions for gifts that would be great for those young kids - or young kids at heart. Here are a few suggestions for toys to purchase for those empty stockings over the fire place!

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Lazy PC Ports are Coming Back

There was a time when you felt lucky as a PC gamer if you had any degree of control over a console-to-PC port. If it released the same year as the console version, it was practically Christmas. Then the money started coming in. Steam sales allowed every title to have a tail that lasted months or even years after release. Simply porting your title and giving it some customisability eventually meant you made money. It should have stayed that way,…

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When it comes to Presentations, Nintendo Does It Best

Nintendo might lack the flash of other companies when it comes to how they deliver gaming news to their fans, but they do it the best regardless. Sure, there is no hype from a crowd, a big, shinny stage with lights blazing, or celebrity guests and musical artists to get things rocking. Instead, it's just, "Welcome to today's Nintendo Direct / Indie World Showcase / Mini Direct" and we are off to the races.

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Disney Magical World 2 a fantastic Remake

Although originally released on the Nintendo 3DS, Disney Magical World 2 has been given a remake on the Nintendo Switch, and while it does cater to a younger audience, the overall gameplay loop can be addicting for all ages. Whether completing quests for the Fab 5, decorating your home, or visiting one of the six Disney worlds, there is a lot to love here!

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Everything Announced at Nintendo Indie World

The following games were announced during the December 2021 presentation: Sea of Stars From the team behind The Messenger, this flashy pixelated RPG brings in modernized elements for a fun, yet challenging experience. Travel through several locales by walking, swimming, and climbing cliffs, and build your party. Launches on Nintendo Switch during Holiday 2022. Aliisha – The Oblivion of Twin Goddesses Traverse through temples in beautiful environments with two sisters. Each sister controls differently, with one using motion controls, and…

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is the next game getting NFTs

GSC Game World, which is developing the game, has announced the “S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Metaverse,” which will “use blockchain technology to let the community own a piece of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.” That includes the opportunity to become the “first-ever metahuman,” which GSC Game World appears to define as a non-player character rendered in very high detail. (Though a spokesperson confirmed a metahuman won’t be made with Epic Games’ MetaHuman Creator tool). GSC Game World is partnering with NFT platform DMarket on the new…

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PlayStation is getting Colourful

When the PlayStation 5 launched, I was actually really excited about the clean and crisp white look. And since them I've enjoyed how it looked when placed next to my Xbox Series S and my Nintendo Switch OLED. But then I realized that is a lot of white in my entertainment stand, and even when you mixed in the black Xbox Series X, it still was a bit bland. PlayStation announced today they are bringing colour to PS5s around the world, and I'm all in.

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Ticket to Ride is Easy to Learn, and Fun To Play this Holiday Season

If you are relatively new to the board game world - and in this instance, games like Monopoly, The Game of Life, and yes even Catan do not count - there are a few games we like to call gateway experiences to the wider world of detailed, specific games. Ticket to Ride is currently sitting on the cusp of the casual versus hardcore board game players, but it is still an excellent title to get to the table for those less savvy friends and family.

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Is a Remote Control Mandalorian Child still a Hot Item?

With the Mandalorian taking a short screen hiatus, the hype of Grogu...the Child...has died down and perhaps one would think that this character isn't as popular as he once was. Wrong, so very wrong. Grogu is as popular as ever before, and a quick search of any toy store will tell you this. One item is rising above the rest, however - the fantastic RC The Child figure. 

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Collecting Playmobil is a Thing – Volkswagen Limited Edition Sets

I have had a ton of people tell me that collecting and displaying Playmobil sets isn't a thing, as it doesn't have the same display quality of other building toys. And for the longest time, I might have believed them. That is until my friends at Playmobil sent over two collectible Volkswagen sets - the Special Edition Volkswagen Beetle and the Special Edition Volkswagen T1 Camping Bus. Both sets are phenomenal pieces, and while kids might enjoy playing them, they are in my opinion a great, collectible piece.

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