gaming

Breaking my Back(log)

I’ve been working nights lately… and preparing for a move to Texas… and I’ve managed to knock more games, movies, and TV off my “backlog” in the last month, at a faster pace, then I have been knocking games off in years. This includes: Getting the platinum trophy for Horizon: Zero Dawn, hit 25% trophy completion in Mass Effect: Andromeda, finished some random trophy hunts I’ve been meaning to in a plethora of games, watched eight movies I've been interested in seeing, and even finished watching Preacher, and Silicon Valley (two shows I had let slip for quite a while).

Coming to terms with your skill level...Summoner's Journal

Coming to terms with your skill level...

I hate these Bronze teammates! I should be in Diamond! (Sound familiar?)

We all struggle with being told we're not as good as we think we are. Competitive video games are often harsh reminders of our own shortcomings. There always is someone better than us, regardless of how good we may be. Competition, whether video games, traditional sports, spelling bees, pie-eating, or cooking (love me some Iron Chef), brings out the best and/or worst in all of us.

Summoner's Journal: 4

A Summoner's Journal

Change is difficult. This first entry into my “Summoner’s Journal” might be a little rough, but like any summoner knows, tackling the challenge of a new champion can start out tough, but the perseverance and eventual mastery of a champion (article series) is what keeps us coming back to the game (writing).

Who's that Pokemon!?: Ultra Beasts

Hello, trainers! After some minor delays, we are back with yet more Pokémon news. With another big announcement from Game Freak last week, we have a lot to talk about. The enigmatic Aether Foundation was revealed, alongside more new Pokémon, and the mysterious Ultrabeasts. We have a lot to cover so we will just dive right into it.

 

 

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Reviews in Brief: Lethal League

 

This week I played a game that is an old classic among my friends and I hope to share it with you. Lethal League is an indie title developed by Team Reptile. You can buy it off of their website or through Steam.

What is Lethal League? Oh boy. I would describe the game as rhythm combat baseball. However, that doesn’t quite do this madcap game justice. I suggest watching the trailer:

Reviews in Brief: Atlas Reactor

Hello, readers! This week I would like to share a game that is near and dear to me, Atlas Reactor, a game I’ve been playing since alpha. It’s a turn-based strategy game with simultaneous activations meaning that everyone plans and executes their turns at the same time. The game’s developed by Trion Worlds, who have also worked on other titles like Trove or Rift and it has just entered closed beta.

Reviews in Brief: Overwatch

It has been almost two whole years since I’ve written a game review and so I am very grateful to EGF for letting me dust off my skills and get back at it. I had the opportunity to sit down and play Overwatch with a group of friends during its public beta test. With release pending on the 24th of May, a little less than a week from now, there is a massive clamor for the game from the public for it.

EGF Struggles | Episode I

 

...meanwhile at EGF

This past week the EGF staff decided to do something quite monumental. We have set off on a mission to become the stars of our newest in-house series, EGF Struggles. EGF Struggles is a web series where we, as a staff, play a game that we have never played. Each episode contains various restrictions and different gaming experiences so that we can make each game as chaotic and interesting as possible.