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Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary Stream Thoughts

Last night, Square Enix had a Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary stream. I watched it on youtube and I was blown away, especially by one of the surprise announcements! I can’t stop thinking about it. And so now its time to talk about all the games that were shown off last night. It is the Dragon Quest series 35th anniversary this year and Square Enix celebrated it in style last night. They held a special stream on youtube that talked about…

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The Cross-Gen Concern is Getting Old

There’s been a fresh wave of concern over the prospect of “cross-gen” games this week – or games that’ll come to both the PS4 generation consoles and PS5/Series X. It’s getting beyond old. Every few months it’s the same thing: “we can’t see what these devices are truly capable of until they ditch PS4 and Xbox One.” And while that’s partly true in some extreme use cases – situations where the game’s physics are tied to a better GPU or…

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E3 Is Coming – Keep Your Expectations Low

Covid, strange working conditions, a general feeling of overhype – the first E3 since 2019 is going to be the same as all E3s, but with added barriers. That means a little bit underwhelming, and 2021 has so much more to take into account. That’s not to say it’ll be unwatchable. It’ll be the usual combination of okay trailers, seemingly random mid-tier games being advertised like they’re AAAA and moments of insanity both good and bad. But gamers are famously…

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More Thoughts From Me #270: Across the Mass Effect Universe

Bioware has always created wonderful games. From KOTR to Jade Empire to Mass Effect, their creativity is amazing. And the orignal Mass Effect trilogy is a high point for them. I especially love that first game. Let’s take a look back at Mass Effect. The Mass Effect trilogy will be coming to modern consoles very soon. Like tomorrow soon. So I thought for this weeks More Thoughts that I’d think about the beginning of the trilogy. I was a huge…

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Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary Special Stream This Month

Its Dragon Quest’s 35th Anniversary this year! What does Square Enix have in store for the game? Well, we’ll find out later this month! Square will have an Anniversary stream on youtube. For the first time, English viewers will get to understand whats going on too! On May 26th, Square Enix will have a Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary special stream. It will reveal the upcoming lineup for the Dragon Quest series. Usually this kind of stream would be in Japanese…

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More Thoughts From Me #269: The Return of E3

Last year there was no E3. It wasn’t a great year for games. This year so far has been better but developers are still struggling a bit. And E3 is returning. I want to talk about E3 and why gamers shouldn’t set their expectations too high. E3 is returning this year. It will be an all virtual event though, so there will be no show floor for press, developers, and celebrities’ to attend. Most of the big publishers will be…

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Epic Vs Apple is Revealing The Gaming Industry’s Dark Side

Art is rarely art for art’s sake, especially in any popular industry. Men in suits will always be sat behind the scenes, deciding what art is the “right art” – and for right art read “profitable and inoffensive”. Make a splash, but make sure it’s the right splash. Fresh, but not too fresh. In other words, business as usual. But the Epic Vs Apple trial has given us an unusually intimate look behind the scenes at how some of these…

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New titles dropping into Gamepass soon in May.

As gaming’s best gift that keeps on giving Gamepass is adding even more to the robust Gamepass library for fans to enjoy. Read the full details including when they are dropping below. I’m personally very excited to check out Dragon Quest Builders 2, and maybe finally getting around to playing Outlast 2! Coming Soon Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Console and PC) – May 4 A block-building RPG set in a fantasy land threatened by an evil cult. Explore, battle, create,…

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Microsoft adds FPS Boost to a BUNCH of Titles.

Starting back in February the Xbox gods began blessing us with FPS boost which allowed for nearly doubling the frame rate in some older games breathing new life into them and giving us yet another great benefit of owning a next-gen Xbox. Higher, steadier framerates make games visually smoother, resulting in more immersive gameplay. Microsoft partnered closely with developers to enhance the experience while maintaining the game’s original intent. And while not applicable to all games, these new techniques can…

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The Colonists Lands Soon on Console

If you enjoy relaxing city building titles, you were probably a little disappointed when The Colonists launched on PC but was not available for Xbox or PlayStation. That is all about t change soon, as the Colonists will be launching on console this May! What can you expect to see in this rerelease on console? Let's take a look! 

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