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    Roman Reigns must leave with the Universal title at Summer Slam

    If you are a WWE fan or at the very least a pro wrestling fan, you have heard the name Roman Reigns. The pro wrestling community as a whole or at least the majority of it can agree that Vince’s golden boy was a bit of a failed experiment at creating a top guy. He was pushed to the top way too fast and given to much right away before he can create any type of connection with the fans as a singles competitor.

    Now since Wrestlemania, after he defeated the Undertaker and probably retired him, Roman has had major heat. Though it has been unclear if he leaned towards face or heel, crowds and fans online have been very vocal about their distaste for him. Now I will admit that he has been having a great feud with Braun Strowman, but he still isn’t the top guy Vince wants him to be. Until now that is. Over the past few episodes of RAW, creative have been building up a Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins team-up. These two guys had a great feud, that made it seem like they were never getting back together. On the 14th of August episode of RAW, the two finally did the Shield hand pose, got a tag title match for Summer Slam and made it clear that part of the band is back together.

    In my opinion, it would be dumb for the two of them to lose against Sheamus and Cesaro. To an extent it makes the whole build up meaningless or at least underwhelming. So first off, the two must win the titles and if that occurs then Roman must win too. If Reigns does not win, then the whole Ambrose/Rollins storyline will not feel as complete. As much as we don’t want Reigns with the main title, it would be a great time to put him in the Shield with the title. Depending on if they are heels or faces, he gains more than he loses. If the Shield go heel, Roman can use it to his advantage and help give them more heat. The Samoan can also play the leader role, which has the potential to make fans hate him even more. If the Shield go face, the love for the stable itself and the Ambrose/Rollins duo can give Reigns a pass. What I mean is that, if the three are booked like they were, Reigns will be the quiet muscle who leads and makes the final decision. When playing that role, he almost works as an anti-hero, someone who will go against anything and anyone that goes against his “family”.

    These thoughts and opinions might not be popular and this is my first gander at writing about pro wrestling, so please take it easy on me. For those of you reading and yelling at the screen because I want Reigns to win, please remember to take a moment and have fun with the product, let them tell you their story. In conclusion, I will say this once and only once, Roman Reigns must win the universal championship.

    Thank you for reading and FUCK THE REVIVAL!

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    Google Allo now on desktop

    Google finally released the Allo service on another playform! Android users will be able to connect their accounts to a desktop version of the app. That means that IPhone users and all 3 Windows phone users wont be able to use it. No word on when it will be avaliable but Google did say support is coming soon.

    Some features wont be avaliable online at launch, such as:

    • Managing your Google accounts, that means no connecting switching or removing
    • Managing existing group members, you can add or remove them
    • No backing up info, notifications and privacy setting
    • Sadly no chat features like, deleting a conversation, blocking someone, or starting a chat with someone not in your contacts

    Enough talk, here is how to get it done.

    1. Google and Comicstacks both recommend you update your Android to the latest version before using it on the web. *It takes 2 seconds, just do it
    2. Open Allo on your phone and scan the QR code thats on the Allo website.
    3. You’re all set, have fun
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    New Division Update! 1.7 is finally here!

    Ubisoft just launched the 1.7 update for Tom Clancy’s The Division. Its avaliable on the typical PS4, Xbox One and PC systems.

    The long awaited update will bring a few updates such as:

    • Global Events – The update will introduce a new event system that will challenge players to find new ways to play through time-limited activities featuring new gameplay modifiers. New Events will be available regularly and grant exclusive rewards upon completion. Players will also be able to activate additional modifiers for some missions and incursions, adding an extra layer of challenge that gives them a chance to yield more rewards.
    • Commendations – Previously called Feats, Commendations are a new built-in achievement system that will provide players with a series of tasks and subsequent rewards.
    • Encrypted Caches – Caches are loot boxes with random customisation items and emotes inside. Players will be able to obtain Caches by gathering keys in the world, or purchase them with Premium Credits.
    • New Gear and Customisation Options – New gear includes Classified Gear sets, new facemasks and Arm Patches. Players will also be able to re-customise their agents for free at the Barbershop.
    • Survival DLC improvements – New scoring items will allow players to achieve higher scores. The reward economy has also been reworked so that time investment is more on par with other activities.

    The Update is one of two free updates that will come out this year. Apart from this update the dev team has been commited to continuously improving the game with gameplay and quality updates that should be coming in the months to come. The event, Outbreak, will start today August 15th and end on the 22nd. It will “challenge  palyer with the new enemy behaviour due to the severity of the virus outbreak.”

    The second expansion, Survival will be free this weekend from August 18th to the 20th on all platforms. It of course adds the Survival mode which is a whole new way to play the game, more on that in this article.

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    The Guardians of future past

    Since the very beginning of the Marvel cinematic universe back in 2008, comic books began to gain more and more followers that were new to the scene. Families and casuals were enjoying the movies, so aside from buying the merchandise, they decided to take a trip to their local comic book shop. Superhero books have not always been very mainstream, to the extent that Marvel early on gave away certain licenses like X-Men away to Sony and Fox. The reason for this, was their lack of hope in comic books going forward that much longer or at least superhero films themselves. Now after 16 Marvel movies and millions of dollars made, the popularity of the movies is beginning to dictate or at least influence how writers continue certain books.

    One of the main books that has been affected is Guardians of the Galaxy and all of its incarnations. Many fans might want to kills us for saying this, but as good as the Guardians were before the movie, they were not as popular as some might like to believe. A lot of heads turned and asked if a Guardians movies was really coming out when the announcement came. For every fan who loved the idea, there were probably two more whom were either indifferent or were not too confident in it. It was an odd period of time, because we had seen heroes like Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, whom even though had their unrealistic parts, they were movies that attempted to keep realistic elements intact. Eventually the worry of Guardians being a horrible movie were washed away, when it was released to high praise. It had everything to keep the casual fan’s interest and did an excellent job to impress comic book fans. James Gunn delivered a film with excellent visuals, fun story and well done humour. After such great success, an obvious sequel was announced but something more interesting happened. The comics saw a boom in sales and interest, but they were also beginning to show the writers influenced by the movie. Characters were acting more like their movie counterparts and the team was cut down to the movie roster. There is nothing wrong with this, if anything it is quite enjoyable, but some fans have expressed some worry. The reason for the stress is that they fear Marvel will begin to write their books with the films in mind in order to gain more casual followers.

    As the years pass by, more and more movies are being made. Their popularity only grows and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Please understand, we are not claiming to know Marvel’s plans, instead this something we have noticed. What do you guys think? Are you worried or excited about Marvel writing their books with the movies in mind?

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    10 Best Games – Steam Summer Sale – 2017

    Ladies and gentlemen, hide your wallets, throw your credit cards and unplug your computers, because the Steam Summer sale is back again. It’s always tough to decide what games to buy and trying to justify those purchases, especially when there are so many great games on the market. Thankfully you are not alone in this , we are here to be your guide on  your quest for greatest Steam purchases you’ll never play. So if you spend too much money this Steam summer sale, you can tell your wife it’s our fault.

     

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    GTA V

    What else is there to say about Grand Theft Auto V that hasn’t already been said? It has a massive open world that lives and breathes, the story feels like it came straight out of Hollywood and the multiplayer is amongst the best in the industry. If you somehow have not played this yet or want to play it on PC now is the time. It now stands at 50% off on the Steam summer sale, which makes it a complete no brainer.

     

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    Hotline Miami

    Aside from great prices, the Steam summer sale puts a ton of games in the spotlight. Hotline Miami is an amazing game as is, but when it is 75% off, it really pushes those who haven’t witnessed it’s neon greatness to buy it. If you enjoy frantic, neon coloured, 80s era gory action, then please do yourself a favour and buy this classic.

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    Civ 6 + XCOM 2

    One of the greatest things during the Steam summer sale and the winter sale, are the great prices for bundles. Both Civilization 6 and Xcom 2 are fresh games. Aside from being new, they stand on the top of the strategy class, as they are both outstandingly well made games. If you love strategy games or plan to get into them, this bundle is a steal at 65% off.

     

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    Dark Souls 3

    Summer is great! Hot weather, bbq with friends, beaches and of course the Steam summer sale. If you want to ruin your fun summer, then go grab Dark Soul 3 at 60% off. The boys at From Software are back with another great Souls game, that will pound you into the ground. At the very least, the bosses are great fun, the scenery is top notch and the soundtrack is the best it has ever been.

     

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    Fallout 4

    Need some time off, but your boss won’t let you go on vacation? Fret not, because the Steam summer sale is selling one way tickets to Boston at 50% off. Bethesda return with another great entry into the Fallout series, as they send you on another adventure in the radioactive wastelands of Boston. The game has an expansive world to go through, tons of great loot, excellent quests to on and the new settlement system for those who have always wanted to create their own town. Warning though, we would not recommend dropping your children into any Deathclaw pits.

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    Hitman

    Have you always wondered what it is like to be bald? Maybe a hitman? For some reason the Steam summer sale can hook you up with a great game that does just that for 66% off. Hitman: The complete first season, is another entry into the cult classic series Hitman. It has the difficulty of the older games, promotes creativity and requires concentration. It is simply a must buy.

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    Arma 3

    Call of Duty and Battlefield are not real enough? Counter Strike keeps giving you bad cases? Well go join the army or go to the Steam summer sale on your PC. Steam can provide you with anything, even with the experience of war. As odd as that is, ARMA 3 is 66% off and it is amongst the most realistic war games out there. If you enjoy patience, then this is your game.

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    Resident Evil VII

    Ever wonder what it’s like to have your wife chainsaw your hand off ?  Ever thought of hitting her with an axe? Well Resident Evil VII is the best domestic abuse simulator out there. Yes, the Steam summer sale can answer you sick questions with 40% off of REVII. Capcom has done a great job, making the player fear the unknown just like the old days.

     

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    Shadow of Mordor

    Shadow of Mordor might be the best game sale during the Steam summer sale. If you love the Lord of the Rings movies, then this is probably in your library already or plan on buying this. If you love the Batman games or action games in general, this is still a great buy especially when it is 80% off. The Nemesis system should sell you on the game alone, as it is amongst the most interesting system ever put in a game.

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    Valve Complete Pack

    It’s 91% off. Just do it.

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    A love letter to gamers of all ages

     

    In November of 2013, Microsoft released the Xbox One, part of the eight generation of gaming consoles. The third console in the Xbox family was met with lukewarm and negative reception, due to questionable DRM features and a heavy emphasis on a multimedia platform rather than a gaming console. Even though Microsoft and Sony promised 1080p and 60 frames per second, both consoles had a smaller engine than expected, with the Playstation having a little more juice.

     

    “As time went by, rumours began”

    As time went by, rumours began to circulate about a new Playstation and Xbox. The two would offer smooth 60 frames and of course true 4K gaming. Eventually the leaks began and we found out that both Sony and Microsoft had something up their sleeves. By now we’ve experienced the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One S, as both offered HDR graphics for select pre-existing and future games. At E3 2016, Microsoft announced that they will be making the most powerful console ever under the codename Project Scorpio. A year later, Microsoft announces the Xbox One X. This isn’t a new console, but instead they have taken the Xbox One and put in a new engine. The X’s specs include 6 Teraflops, 326gb/s of memory bandwidth, liquid cooling and centrifurgal fans.

     

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    6 Teraflops, 326gb/s of memory bandwidth, liquid cooling and centrifurgal fans

    The console will be released on November the 7th of this year with a price of $499. All this power is great and every gamer would love to witness jaw dropping 4K graphics, but what is power without games? At the Microsoft’s E3 press conference, backwards compatibility for original Xbox games was announced. For the first time ever we have a console that supports games from each past iteration.

     

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    “Backwards compatibility for original Xbox”

    Support for these old games has made older gamers such as myself extremely happy. Some old Xbox fans have either sold their console, lost it, broken it or even simply don’t have the space or time to break out the old console. With this support, life becomes easier and people are given the chance to relive their favourite games and for those who were not around, a chance to travel to the past. With a vast library of games, the Xbox will now have something every gamer out there, whether they want to play Jade Empire, Halo Reach or Sunset Overdrive. If the new powerful Xbox One X isn’t a reason to get into Xbox, maybe the announcement of the original Xbox backward compatibility will finally push you into buying in.

     

     

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    An X-Revival

    “To be reborn you must die”

    Ladies and gentlemen let’s face it, the X-Men have not been cool in ages. Over the years there have been quality X-Men storylines, but a lot of the books tend to be filler and subpar. This is disappointing, because the X-Men have many iconic heroes and villains, which with the right writing power we can get excellent stories. What is more disappointing, is that to an extent Marvel attempted to purposefully sabotage the X-Men and make the Inhumans the main super power team due to not having the movie rights to the X-Men.

    Things have not been normal for Marvels mutants for a long time. Multiple villains and parties have attempted to take them out of the picture and multiple writers have done the same by writing storylines about their kind being extinguished. The idea of the mutants very existence being at stake is a good idea for a story but it can only be done so many times until it gets boring. Inhumans VS Xmen was the latest event that threatened to get rid of them and it was met with average reviews.

    I must admit that before the new line of X-Men comics were officially released, I could not care less for them and I was planning on officially quitting on the series for good. Seeing the promotional material and previews these new X-Men books weren’t doing much to regain my confidence in them. Come release of the X-Men prime book, while at my favourite comic shop I saw it and the kid in me gave in and gave the mutants the millionth second chance.  Thankfully, I am extremely happy I bought the issue, because Prime and every issue of Gold, Blue and Weapon X are a return to form.

    X-Men Prime worked as a small taste of the new line of books and did an excellent job of giving the reader a good idea of how they will be moving forward with the series. So far, all these books have been able to portray what the X-Men should be, a team. In Prime, it was fun to read the dialogue between characters and see some positivity for once.  Amidst all the negativity and bad situations, characters were able to find the positive light and work as a team, which the X-Men are known for. There is hope in the books again. The main three X-Men titles are X-Men Blue, Gold and Weapon X. Blue follows the young heroes that were taken from the past and brought into the future. The team consists of the classic lineup and is made for the young generation whom never experienced the classic line-up, but also for the older crowd who miss the leader/team dynamic. X-Men Gold on the other hand can be enjoyed by the younger generation, but it is very much a legacy book. Gold follows the older team. Everybody is much more experienced and deal with political problems. Both books are top notch and are worth your money. Finally, we have Weapon X. This is the darker book, with the unlikely team ups as it follows the anti-hero style characters like Wolverine, Sabretooth and Warpath. It is the weakest of the three main books, but it is still a good read. The first two issues are on the slower side, but the series will be firing on all cylinders by issue six or seven. In this difficult period for Marvel, I believe that the X-Men might be the ones to really help them regain their strength. Nothing feels pressured and everything that goes on in the books is interesting and has an old school feel to it. I feel like I can finally say it with confidence. The X-Men are back!

    So, what did you think of the new X-Men books? Is it a return to form or did they fall short for the billionth time? Let us know in the comments and keep the conversation going!

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    Did Resident Evil 7 actually go back to basics or is it just another marketing ploy?

    Over the past few years, horror games have taken a completely different route. Gone are the days of find the key with the specific emblem. Horror games today tend to concentrate on making a good atmosphere with very scary monsters, but end up creating a huge game of hide and seek. Before anybody gets mad, a lot of these hide and seek horror games are very good and the best example of that is Alien: Isolation or even Outlast. These two games have excellent atmosphere, smooth gameplay and good scares. Question here is, how many more of these games can we play?
    This past E3 Capcom revealed Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The trailer looked amazing, but there was one issue that left many fans horrified. Resident Evil was now in first person. To many this was outrageous, because Capcom keeps saying that they plan to go back to their roots and then do the complete opposite. On the same day they announced the game, Capcom also released Beginning Hour, which wasn’t part of the main game story wise but had all the main gameplay points. The demo seemed quite simple, but the developers put just enough for gamers all over the world to sit and theorize. For weeks people were coming up with conspiracy theories trying to figure out what the now famous dummy finger meant. As time went on, fans began to notice something odd.
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    Capcom seemed serious about going back to series roots. Explosions and high zombie counts were replaced with eerie silence, a horrifying atmosphere and a series favourite puzzles. Things that were all present in the very first Resident Evil. Even though people were loving the return of the OG gameplay features, fans were still hesitant due to the first person, to the point where many coined it an outlast clone. In the end Capcom delivered.
    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard did exactly what it said it would. Capcom finally delivered the product they promised years ago. Puzzles are back, though not as hard as the classic ones but good nonetheless. Limited ammunition pushes the gamer to the edge of anxiety and the horrifying atmosphere creates a unique sense of dread. The thing that makes the modern horror games scary is the lack of weapons, but Biohazard deals with it in the best possible way. I cannot stress enough, weapons do not take away from the horror due to the limited backpack space and limited ammo. So now I guess it is time to address the elephant in the room. How is the first person change? My answer to that is that it is perfect and much needed. The camera angles in the old school games really aided the horror, because of your lack of vision. Now with first person, the players vision is limited again. Anxiety sky rockets through the roof when you are walking through a pitch black hallway. The player is nervous about what is going to pop out in the front of them, but paranoia continues to infect the player as he/she thinks about what might be following him. You never feel safe in this game, even when you have your back to the wall so you can see everything. To anyone who enjoyed Resi 4, 5 and 6, this game might not be for you. Space to move has been taken away from us and we were given tight hallways instead. I don’t think I have to explain why that would be scary. Sadly, zombies are not back, but the moulded and the baker family works perfectly well for the environment and game theme.

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    Top ten games of 2016

    Number Ten: Gears Of War 4

    The XBOX One since its launch has been struggling to play catch-up since the “always online” debacle. For some odd reason this generations exclusives have been average on both consoles, but Microsoft in the last year or so decided it was time to turn the tables. Aside from the Halo series, the other huge series on the 360 was Gears of War. Epic Games created three excellent main games, that are still loved and played via backwards compatibility. Since it was announced that the series was going to be picked up by a new studio called The Coalition, fans have been on the edge hoping that the game does not flop. Well from the fact that it is on this top ten list, I think you can tell that it didn’t flop. The game introduces new characters that are just as likeable as the old cast and new enemies that are brutal as the last. Gameplay is as strong as ever with many tweaks and fixes to the formula. Multiplayer is back and as good as ever with the addition of a pack system, in which you can get skins, emblems and other goods. Overall the Coalition do the series justice and ensure the fans that Gears is in good hands.

    Number Nine: Street Fighter V

    I really fought myself to not put this game on the list, but im a sucker for fighting games, especially Street Fighter. After the extremely strong fourth entry and an eight year life cycle, the hype for a fifth entry in the series was bigger than ever. Fans were getting restless, so they started speculating. Some were saying that Capcom was going back to the Third Strike style of gameplay/cast and others said that it would only have Ryu and Ken alongside a completely new cast. In the end we got an awesome yet small cast of fighters, but great new additions were made like Necalli and fan favourites made a comeback like Nash. Gameplay wise, this is probably the strongest game since Third Strike. Capcom decided to make it a little easier just to make it easier for new players to jump in, but the difficulty/learning curve is still steep. Online since release has gotten better and much more bearable. Now I understand that the launch was a hot mess, but I respect that Capcom got their act together and gave us a good game by the end of the 2016. As consumers we shouldn’t allow companies to get away with giving us semi-finished products, but when I see them trying I will look the other way and let them fix the situation.

    Number Eight: Overwatch

    Blizzard did it again. Anything this company makes is good, even when they make a game in a genre they have not touched. To some, Overwatch might look like another team based/objective based/ role based first person shooter, but once played, the gamer truly understands the greatness that is Overwatch. Easy to get into, but very hard to master, this is the ultimate truth about this game. Blizzard gives you the option if you want to play casual or more competitive, showing that they listen to their fan-base and try to make everyone happy, but also bring in a plethora of different gamers. Characters are all unique and fun to play, maps are a good size and easy to learn. Now there is one issue and that is the price. Overwatch is a multiplayer only game and the price is quite steep, but this is your type of game then the price will not be an issue. If you haven’t already played this, do yourself a favour go buy it.

    Number Seven: Titanfall 2

    When the XBOX One launched, the killer app was considered to be Titanfall. A game in which you can play as a regular soldier and when enough points are accumulated, a titan. Sadly, even though the game was extremely fun and loved, there wasn’t enough content for a multiplayer only game, pressuring the fan base to eventually move on to other games. Respawn entertainment proved that they had skill, but they needed to prove that they could hang with the big companies. Eventually Respawn decided to right their wrongs by making the game multi-platform and making a single-player. Titanfall returned to rave reviews and love by every gamer who played it. Gameplay was perfected and the multiplayer had more content and reason to keep playing. The best part of this game was the single player. In an age where most people skip the single player of an FPS, Respawn delivered the best campaign since Modern Warfare. All characters actually have a soul, the story is interesting and the game makes you care about what happens on screen. The set-pieces are amazing for a shooter and it almost feels like an old-school campaign from the early 2000s. Now there is some bad news. Titanfall 2 came out around the time that Battlefield 1 and Infinite Warfare came out, so many people overlooked it. You must be asking yourself right now who cares? Well the company cares, sales were not the strongest, making Titanfall 3 a big IF. If you see this game and like FPS support it, because we need a third entry.

    Number Six: Battlefield 1

    First person shooters since Modern Warfare have been stuck in the modern ages. Nowadays companies are obsessed with setting their first person shooters in the future. The usual excuse is that they are trying something “new” and that they want to try to get that twitch shooter feeling from the 90s popular again. Sadly people don’t want the futuristic setting over and over again, because it is slowly becoming stale just like World War 2 became in the early 2000s. DICE after Battlefield 4 wanted to take their sweet time with the next entry in the series, so they can give the fans an amazing and fresh experience. To our complete surprise DICE decided to send us back in time to a much more violent war. DICE sent Battlefield to the first World War. That period of time has not been touched in a long time, which got old school fans interested again and new fans were curious to see what the whole craze was from back in the day. Ladies and gentlemen, DICE delivered the most complete Battlefield experience in ages. The single player didn’t have one linear story, instead it had multiple bite sized war stories that emulate a sit down with grandparents. The multiplayer is the strongest in a long time and does the period justice. Everything about this game is excellent , from sound to visuals to gameplay everything is spot on. Well done DICE, you guys deserve to be the top FPS makers.
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    Number Five: Doom

    ID games had a rough time coming up with a continuation for the Doom series. It took them 12 years to release a new one and in between that they released RAGE which to many is considered a mega-flop. Now how do you follow up an amazing game like Doom 3? Well just like DICE, they went back in time. No ID didn’t take Doom to World War 1, but instead they took Doom classic gameplay and brought it to the modern era. ID took metal music, blood/gore, badass silence, guns, fast gameplay and hell, put them into a pot and gave us this game. Im not really sure how to describe this game other than fast, bloody, chainsaw, cool gun Satan game. Overall it is a love letter to old school first person shooters, proving that you don’t need action movie explosions and story to make a badass first person shooter. This game is very much made for kids who grew up with Wolfenstein, Quake and Doom and of course metal heads.

    Number Four: The Last Guardian

    Team Ico is hands down one of the best game companies ever. They have made cult classics such as Ico and Shadow of The Colossus, which have also received HD ports on the playstation 3. Those two games have inspired many other companies and are loved by many to this day. In 2007, the company announced Project Trikko which eventually became The Last Guardian. The game was described to be very demanding and that it would create an A.I character extremely advanced, almost like having a pet. Years would go by and E3 would pass with little to none footage or even information. Nine years later, The Last Guardian was released and no matter what it would not disappoint. This series is so loved that even if the game was garbage people would complain but still be happy that it came out. Good thing about the situation is that the game was excellent. Trikko feels like a pet with a mind of its own and it projects natural emotion to the main character. Gameplay can be a little wonky at times, but everything else is so good you overlook it. The journey in this game was worth the wait.

    Number Three: Firewatch

    Personally I don’t play that many indie games and it is very rare that I do, so when I picked up Firewatch I was little nervous that I was dishing out cash for something that might not be too great. I was proved extremely wrong. Firewatch was and still is amazing. The story is very mature and fresh in a world where games are constantly about some bad guy exploding something or killing someone. Firewatch concentrates on human relations and how what we say effects others. Hands down this is the most human game ever. The characters you see and hear feel like actual people with real feelings. Firewatch is set in a huge park/forest and the visuals are simply impeccable. Multiple times I got distracted by random things and started exploring. Everything about this game is perfect and it helped me feel more confident about getting into indie games.

    Number Two: Final Fantasy XV

    Here is another game that took forever to arrive. Hell, the game even had its name changed from Final Fantasy Versus 13 to Final Fantasy XV. When a game takes long fans tend to get really nervous, especially when it takes ten years and the last main series entry sucked (yes the 13 games were horrid). Ladies and gentlemen, the kick is good, it’s a homerun, Final Fantasy XV doesn’t suck. Everything is great about this game. I love the character dynamics, the four guys felt like real best friends. The overall story felt like a journey, of course with a couple of faults but nonetheless good. Gameplay isn’t turn based and has taken a more “action” approach but still top notch. Visuals are stunning and there is a crazy amount of stuff to do in the open world. This game is a love letter to the fans and hands down one of the best Final Fantasy games in a long time.

    Number One: Uncharted 4

    Back in 2006 when I got my Playstation 3 I got a game on the side called Uncharted: Drakes Fortune. It blew my mind at the time cause of the “revolutionary” graphics, smooth gameplay and I really loved Indiana Jones so it was an easy sell. Years later, Naughty Dog released Uncharted 2 and I thought to myself cant get any better than this, which of course it did cause they gave us Uncharted 3. Question is could it have gotten any better? Sure as hell it can, because they are Naughty Dog and for some reason everything they have made so far is simply perfect. Now take this choice with a grain of salt, because I love everything Sony so I might sound a little biased. In reality though this is my list and my opinion so who cares, let us know what you think in the comment section. Back to my top pick of the year now. I have no idea how it was possible but they perfect the Uncharted gameplay formula and the addition of the grappling hook helped me create some awesome action/ Indiana Jones moments. The graphics were top notch, simply stunning to the point where I would stop and just look around because I feel like I am actually there. The characters feel familiar and still fresh to return to, with excellent, fun and interesting relationships. I love listening to the characters talk and react to each other. Now the story isn’t the strongest, but it felt right to close the chapter of Nathan Drake. If Naughty Dog announced that we will never get another Uncharted game I would be happy with the fourth installment being the final installment. Personally, I have never been able to get into the multiplayer so I can’t say much about it. Overall this game was worth the wait and the perfect send off for Drake.
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