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Former MLB Pitcher on Balancing Career and Gaming

Steve Johnson is a recently retired right-handed pitcher who amassed a 6-1 record and a 4.26 ERA over 76 major league innings in parts of four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners. The Baltimore native is the son of a successful pitcher on one of the best pitching staffs in the history of Major League Baseball (Dave Johnson). An avid gamer, Johnson recently took some time to talk about balancing his passion for video games with the demands of being a professional athlete.

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DragonBall FighterZ Beta Impressions

Guest Post By: Super Saiyan Scott

Being a big fan of both fighting games and the DragonBall franchise, it’s not hard to see why I have been incredibly excited for DragonBall FighterZ since it was revealed at E3 2017. So when I got a chance to play the open beta this last weekend, I sucked up every ounce of hands-on time with the game that my schedule would allow.

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First Impressions: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is a colorful platforming throwback to yesteryear. You take the role of Shovel Knight, a shovel-wielding hero who leaps across chasms and defeats enemies on his way to the Tower of Fate. After playing the first couple stages, I think the game has a lot of potential.

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Opinion: I Suck at Dark Souls

It’s been 18 grueling hours. I’ve stopped playing for six or more months….twice. And now, finally, I realize that this game is actually fun.

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Review: Life is Strange

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 9

I’m an old-school gamer with limited time for video games.  When I do find some time, I prefer NES games, SNES games and 10-20 year old strategy/rpg games.  So when I can’t stop playing a new(ish), story-driven game about a Continue reading “Review: Life is Strange”

Review: FIFA 17: The Journey Mode

FIFA 17: The Journey Mode    

Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 8.5

FIFA 17 has a new story mode, The Journey. It puts you in the role of Alex Hunter, a young soccer phenom who miraculously makes it onto a Premier League roster with your childhood best friend. You get to choose which position you play, and choose from a handful of teams.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer

Rockstar Games recently announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 would be coming out next year. The first trailer reveals little except that the western setting is going to look amazing on current gen consoles.

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Re-mastered Ultimate Alliance Panned as “Worst Port of 2016”

Marvel Ultimate Alliance was one of the first Xbox 360 games I really loved. The local co-op was some of the best I have ever enjoyed. The second installment had much better graphics, but I felt the gameplay got a lot worse.

Activision recently revealed that both games would be released for current gen systems for $40, or bundled together for $60. In this golden age of HD remakes, I was falling all over myself trying to insert my credit card directly into my PS4 when the internet saved me from practically throwing my cash out the window.

Taking Alice O’Conners advice in her article on Rock Paper Shotgun, I took a look at the steam reviews. Apparently the games are buggy as hell, and perform worse than the previous versions. VG 24/7 went on to call the games the worst port of 2016.

Total Biscuit, the Cynical Brit spent 14 minutes discussing the games’ issues:

It’s sad to hear the remakes are broken. Would you still buy them if they were $10? Share your thoughts via email or twitter!

Destiny Meets Metal Gear in Deus Ex

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided releases August 23. The action/stealth game has a sleek display that reminds me of Destiny with combat that comes closer to Metal Gear Solid.

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