Apex Legends: new patch hints at new vehicle and hero

Bloodhound from Apex Legends

Respawn’s Apex Legends has taken the world by storm, with the playerbase reaching 25 million at the latest count. It is unsurprising that with the popularity of the game that Respawn is still working hard to ensure that continual improvements are happening. The latest patch also hints at new features, according to data miners.

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One Finger Death Punch 2 demo available

After One Finger Death Punch was reviewed back in January on Five Dollar Dives, we looked in anticipation for the sequel. At the time, there wasn’t much information about it other than that it was upcoming. However, the original title is best summarized in this way: “There is a moment of calm when you first start, then the enemies start to appear. The time has come for you to unleash your fingers (or thumbs) of fury, with the results being a spectacle of bodies flying and bloodshed everywhere.”

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Mages through the Ages Part 1: An Introduction

Video Game Mage

Ah, the mage. The word is defined as “a magician or learned person” according to the Oxford Dictionary, with its origin being in the Latin word magus, which comes from the Greek word magos.¹ It is described as a word that was archaic by the late 19th century but has since been revived by fantasy games.² According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the following words are all synonyms for mage: charmer, conjurer, enchanter, magian, magician, magus, necromancer, sorcerer, voodoo, voodooist, witch, and wizard.³

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Global Game Jam 2019

As the convention season will soon be underway for 2019, another event is on the not so distant horizon: the Global Game Jam. For those unaware, a game jam is an event where people organize together and make a game, all within 48 hours. The Global Game Jam is an excellent way for those interested in the gaming industry to get some hands-on experience and network with local, like-minded individuals. Continue reading “Global Game Jam 2019”

GRIS review: An interactive masterpiece

Gris

Captivating. That’s the first word that comes to mind when I try to describe the experience that is GRIS, the debut puzzle platformer from independent developer Nomada Studio. The Steam page describes Gris as “a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality.” This concept really spoke to me, and admittedly it was an impulsive Steam purchase (someone told me about the game, I saw some screenshots, and then pulled out my credit card and bought it), though I in no way regret it. Now, let’s dive in. Continue reading “GRIS review: An interactive masterpiece”

Where Pokémon Go has been and where it’s going

Pokemon Go

Ah, Pokemon Go. The only mobile game that has ever successfully captured my attention for more than a few months. Perhaps it’s merely the nostalgia, remembering times when I was a child playing Pokemon Red and Silver. I was a Pokemon fanatic as a child: I collected the cards, bought the books, and occasionally with the blessing of my mother my brother and I would pick an episode that we had missed to rent from Blockbuster. I still cry when I watch Pokemon: The First Movie. Yeah, you could call me a fan. Continue reading “Where Pokémon Go has been and where it’s going”