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Top 10: Games of 2018

With the Game Awards coming up we look at our Top 10 Games of 2018!

1. God of War

2. Red Dead Redemption 2

3. Marvel’s Spider-Man

4. Octopath Traveler

5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

6. Detroit Become Human

7. Celeste

8. Monster Hunter World

9. Shadow of the Colossus (Remake)

10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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The Jump Off | Episode 25 “Red Dead Sales and BETA Testing”


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We are back on this Halloween day to talk about the Epic Sales of Red Dead Redemption 2 in its first weekend, as well as the extension of BETA days from Bethesda for Fallout 76. If you are one to get mad at a BETA for not working properly, stop playing games!

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The Jump Off | Episode 12 “Ban the Pre-Order System!”

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This week, with Gamecom and SDCC happening we look at what Microsoft may have up its sleeves for the Gamecom show, as well as Germany banning Pre-Orders for games with no release-date. Is this good, and could it be used as incentive for the developers to give us a date for a product upon announcement.

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E3 2018 | Games of the Show

Here is a breakdown of our games of the show from each conference and the show overall. You can hear my Post E3 Show here: Download this episode (right click and save) You will then hear my reactions to these games and why Death Stranding was my biggest disappointment.

EA: Battlefield V
 Microsoft: Cyberpunk 2077
 Bethesda: Fallout 76
 Square Enix: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Ubisoft: Assassins Creed Odyssey
 Sony: Marvel’s Spiderman
 Nintendo: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
 Biggest Surprise of the Show: Resident Evil 2
Biggest Disappointment: Death Stranding
 Game of the SHOW!: Cyberpunk 2077

GSN – Episode 57 (It’s Hardcore DAMNIT!)

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The crew is back at it with Merc joining us back at the table! We talk about a couple of worldly news stories and then we take a in depth look, and sometimes a bit harsh look at the world of Hardcore games and Casual! What is what and what are the differences and it does create a divide among us! What are your thoughts!

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Top 10: Games of 2016! (Factor)

I am back with yet another top 10 list, and this time I compiled my TOP 10 games of 2016. Keep in mind that this is just my list and not other members of the Game Night Lounge family so they may end up posting their own.

111747b10. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4)

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided directly follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, a day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and bodies, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocents. The year is now 2029, and the golden era of augmentations is over. Mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Crime and acts of terror serve as a thin veil to cover up an overarching conspiracy aimed at controlling the future of mankind…

119735b9. World of Warcraft: Legion (PC)

The Burning Legion surges into Azeroth in countless numbers while the warlock Gul’dan seeks the hidden remains of Illidan the Betrayer – the final component in a ritual to summon the Dark Titan Sargeras. As your world crumbles beneath the invasion, you must take up ancient artifact weapons of unbridled power and forge a forbidden pact with the vengeful demon hunters of the Illidari. For only you and your accursed allies can end the Legion’s apocalyptic ambitions and prevent Azeroth from falling beneath the Great Burning Shadow.

1236884b8. Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)

A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy.

124553b7. Dishonored 2 (PS4)

Play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide. Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or the royal protector, Corvo Attano? Will you make your way through the game unseen, make full use of its brutal combat system, or use a blend of both? How will you combine your character’s unique set of powers, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies? The story responds to your choices, leading to intriguing outcomes, as you play through each of the game’s hand-crafted missions.

117689b6. Final Fantasy XV (PS4)

Final Fantasy XV is a road trip that comes dangerously close to running out of gas, coasting on fumes long enough to deliver a rich and rewarding open-world experience that embraces the bond of friendship just as much as the thrill of hunting for rare treasure and beasts. The concept of hitting the open road in a convertible with three friends is largely successful, consisting of pit stops at roadside dinners, detours to lakes for a quiet evening of fishing, campfires under the stars, and expeditions through the wilderness to find a landmark for a group photo. Final Fantasy XV captures the atmosphere of cruising down an American interstate, but also the boredom that comes from staring down hundreds of miles of open road, or not having anything more to say to the people in the car. If you can tolerate a baffling amount of time where nothing but travel happens, Final Fantasy XV is a good game that upends series traditions and stands as a uniquely satisfying adventure.

123552b5. Pokemon Moon / Sun (3DS)

In the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, embark on an adventure as a Pokémon Trainer and catch, battle and trade all-new Pokémon on the tropical islands of the Alola Region. Engage in intense battles, and unleash new powerful moves. Discover and interact with Pokémon while training and connecting with your Pokémon to become the Pokémon Champion!

123973b4. Battlefield 1 (Xbox One)

Experience the dawn of all-out war in Battlefield 1. Fight your way through epic battles ranging from tight urban combat in a besieged French city to the heavily defended mountain forts in the Italian Alps or frantic combats in the deserts of Arabia. Discover a new world at war through an adventure-filled campaign, or join in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players, and adapt your tactics to the earth-shattering environments and destruction. Fight as infantry or take control of amazing vehicles on land, air and sea, from the tanks and bikes on the ground, to biplanes and gigantic battleships, and adapt your gameplay to the most dynamic battles in Battlefield history.

103729brp13. Uncharted 4 (PS4)

Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.

113544b2. Dark Souls 3 (PS4)

As fires fade and the world falls into ruin, developer FROMSOFTWARE and director Hidetaka Miyazaki continue their critically-acclaimed and genre-defining series with Dark Souls III. Fans and newcomers alike will get lost in the games hallmark rewarding gameplay and immersive graphics. Now only embers remain…

119732b1. Overwatch (Xbox One)

As the clock winds down to zero, you backtrack in time to drop a perfect pulse bomb on the enemy position, blowing apart the greedy robot-turned-turret and his teammate, a slick sniper assassin who was too busy tracking her prey to notice your explosive gift. The game heads into overtime as the payload wagon rests mere inches away from the victory point, but your team has just been annihilated by an enormous magical dragon. Then you hear it: “Heroes never die!” As your one chance, your team’s Mercy hero activates her ultimate ability and brings your entire group back to life for one last stand. After Mei brings a scientifically sound winter to your opponents by freezing them, victory is yours. Moments like these define Overwatch, including amazing victories and last-second defeats. No matter what happens – win or lose – you’re going to have fun. Overwatch may not have a campaign to speak of, entertaining stories emerge from the interactions with your team and your enemies.

Top 10 Games of 2015

2015 is coming to a close in the next couple days and we thought that we should close out the Top 10 list of this year with a TOP 10 Games of 2015! Seems like a no-brainer right? We had a lot of games to keep us busy this year and a few games that took us a lot more hours than we have anticipated or knew would destroy our social life. This is just my own personal list so this may not reflect your own personal liking so don’t murder my choices! With that being said, here is the Top games of 2015!

108128b10. Splatoon (Wii U)

Splatoon is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U, released worldwide in May 2015. The game centers around characters known as “Inklings”—beings that can transform between humanoid and squid forms, and hide or swim through colored ink sprayed on surfaces using gun or brush-based weaponry. Splatoon features several gamemodes, including 4-on-4 online multiplayer and a single player campaign.

113520b19. Destiny: The Taken King (PS4, Xbox One)

Destiny: The Taken King is a major expansion for Bungie‘s first-person shooter, Destiny. Released on September 15, 2015 (a year after Destiny) as the third expansion of Destiny, it revolves around Oryx, The Taken King and his plot for revenge after players slayed his son Crota in Destiny’s first DLC, The Dark Below. Players must face the “Taken”, Oryx’s army of corrupted aliens forced to fight for him. The Taken King adds content across the game, including new missions, a Player versus Environment location, Player versus Player maps, player gear, and weaponry. Upon the expansion’s release, retailers also issued Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition which includes Destiny (base game), The Taken King, and the previous two DLCs.

Rocket_League_coverart8. Rocket League (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Rocket League is a physics-based vehicle soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix, released for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows on July 7, 2015, with versions for OS X, Linux, and Xbox One also in development.[1] It is a sequel to 2008’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars,[2] and features single-player and multiplayer modes which can be played both locally and online, including cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows versions.[

113168b7. Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One)

Set one year after the events of Tomb Raider, Lara Croft is struggling to explain her experience of the supernatural on Yamatai. Looking for answers, she turns to her late father’s research into the lost city of Kitezh and the promise of immortality. Her father’s partner Ana attempts to warn her off as his obsession with Kitezh drove him to ruin. Lara ignores her and organises an expedition to Syria, hoping to uncover the tomb of the Prophet of Constantinople, a key figure in the legend of Kitezh. Although successful, the tomb is empty, and Lara is interrupted by Trinity—an ancient order of knights that now exists as a paramilitary organization investigating the supernatural—and their leader Konstantin. As she flees, Lara discovers a symbol etched into the tomb that she links to a book on Russian religious history in her father’s study. A Trinity assassin steals the book, prompting Lara and her friend Jonah to give chase in Siberia. When the two are separated after an avalanche, Lara is forced to go on alone.

150055b6. Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One)

One year after the death of the Joker during the events of Arkham City, Batman is struggling to come to terms with the absence of his nemesis and the uncomfortable feeling that the pair shared a bond deeper than either could admit.[4] Without the Joker’s chaotic presence, Gotham’s citizens have never felt safer, and crime in the city has dramatically declined. However, this gives Batman’s enemies, including Penguin, Two-Face, and Harley Quinn, a chance to unite with the singular goal of killing Batman

150046b5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt concludes the story of the witcher Geralt of Rivia, the series’ protagonist, whose story to date has been covered in the previous versions.[9] Continuing from The Witcher 2, the ones who sought to use Geralt are now gone. Geralt seeks to move on with his own life, embarking on a new and personal mission while the world order itself is coming to a change

102040b4. Bloodborne (PS4)

Bloodborne takes place in Yharnam, a decrepit Gothic city known for its medical advances using blood as a primary tool.[5] Over the years, many travelers journey to the city seeking the remedy to cure their afflictions; the player’s character journeys to Yharnam seeking something known as Paleblood for reasons unknown.[5] Upon arriving in the city, however, it is discovered that the city is plagued with an endemic illness that has transformed most of its citizens into bestial creatures. The player must navigate the streets of Yharnam during the night of The Hunt, and overcome its violently deranged inhabitants and horrifying monsters in order to stop the source of the plague and escape the nightmare.

102173b3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4, Xbox One)

In the aftermath of the events of Ground Zeroes and the destruction of Militaires Sans Frontières (commonly abbreviated as MSF), Big Boss (Kiefer Sutherland/Akio Ōtsuka) falls into a coma.[53] Nine years later, he awakens and helps lead a new mercenary group, Diamond Dogs.[54] Adopting the codename “Venom Snake”, he ventures into Afghanistan during the Soviet–Afghan War and the AngolaZaire border region during the Angolan Civil War to track down the men responsible for MSF’s destruction. Along the way, he becomes reacquainted with his former rival Ocelot (Troy Baker/Satoshi Mikami) and encounters Quiet (Stefanie Joosten), an assassin and sniper with supernatural abilities. While he and Kazuhira Miller (Robin Atkin Downes/Tomokazu Sugita) are initially driven to exact revenge, Snake soon unearths a plot by the Cipher organization to develop a new model of the Metal Gear system known as the ST-84 “Sahelanthropus”

111959b12. Super Mario Maker (Wii U)

Super Mario Maker is a game creation and publishing tool and video game, which allows players to create their own levels from the Super Mario series using the Wii U GamePad, and then publish those levels to the Internet. Players can base their levels on the gameplay and visual style of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U, with their corresponding styles of physics, gameplay mechanics, and enemy behavior. Some elements are limited to specific game styles while others can be added to game styles that previously did not have them in the original game, such as Boos in Super Mario Bros.

113224b21.Fallout 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

The story begins on the morning of October 23, 2077, with the player character and their spouse (Nate/Nora) preparing for an event at the Veteran’s Hall when a Vault-Tec representative comes to inform them their family is approved for admittance into Vault 111. Moments later, a news bulletin warns of an imminent nuclear attack, forcing the family to rush to the vault, where they are temporarily trapped outside when a nuclear bomb detonates nearby. The platform below them lowers, and the family and other residents of the town are tricked into being placed in cryosleep.

Top 10: PlayStation 3 Games

Last week, we took a look at the greatest Xbox 360 titles, and we got a lot of great feedback and comments from the list, so this week we decided to look at Sony’s PlayStation 3 Top 10 Games. We did try to keep both lists different, but be sure to sound off in the comments on your thoughts.

271041b10. Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain was one of those games that kept gamers coming back to not only find out what happened to the kid, but to solve the revolving door of drama and mystery behind these characters, and to find out how they were all related some how. This was a great game for the past generation, and showed a great dynamic of story telling, and interaction, something that Quantic Dreams has done great with.

270304b9. Batman: Arkham Asylum

Who forgets the first time we dove into one of the greatest Batman games ever created. Rocksteady nailed the dark tone of the dark night and took us to a place that we have only read about in the books. Squaring off against some of Gotham’s most ruthless enemies, and who can forget the PlayStation exclusive of playing AS THE JOKER?

270645b18. Portal 2

The Orange Box was a HUGE game for Valve, and delivered one of the most memorable titles in Portal! When Portal 2 was announced, it had a very heavy presence on the Sony platform, and showcased very well on the PlayStation 3! This was a title that few could ever forget and is in every gamers library (regardless of platform).

inF_ps3GHpkgMech_GC_x1a7. Infamous

Who could forget Sucker Punch’s Infamous games? A Bad Ass who contains super powers, and you have the ability to choose whether you use your powers for good or bad! Every choice you made effected how the public viewed you as a hero and could help or hamper your true motives.

 

270204b6. God of War III

Kratos was back, and with this being one of the most anticipated titles on the platform, it did not disappoint. The end of an era, and the final (almost) bow out to one of Sony’s flagship franchises! Kratos finally squares off against the titans and Zues himself in the epic conclusion to the horrific tale of Kratos!

270173b5. Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriots

Good luck trying to fit this game into a specific genre. MGS IV was a solid mix of stealth, action game with a heavy dose of a Sci-Fi movie! This was everything we wanted from a MGS game and with this being the only full release on this generation, we were witness to a masterpiece that only Hideo Kojima could have put together.

270087b4. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune

Oh, the Tomb Raider game that we have wanted for so many years lived up to the hype. Uncharted was the adventure game that many fans have been clamoring for many years, and Naughty Dog nailed this. Mixing a solid story, with puzzles and action this easily made its way into the Sony realm of most successful franchises, and Naughty Dog didn’t stop there, releasing two more uncharted games in this generation and a fourth coming to our current generation, while their new franchise picks up steam!

271094b3. Ni No Kuni: The Wrath of the White Witch

When you ask game developer Level-5 (Dragon Quest VIII) and animation house Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro) to make a game together, good things happen. Ni no Kuni, the product of that partnership, is charming, satisfying, and one of the prettiest games on the planet. It’s an old-school JRPG with a very modern coat of paint, and although the combat can occasionally be a bit too challenging for inexperienced players, it’s a blast to watch and play.

271301b2. Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is an impressive crime game. Not perfect, but impressive. The game gives players one of the richest, most beautiful open worlds we’ve ever been able to play in. In this case, the landscape is a fictionalized version of Los Angeles and the California desert. Go anywhere in this vast game. Grab a car, plane, truck, bicycle, boat or tank. Head off in any direction. You’re bound to see extraordinary sights and stumble into some sort of good and probably violent time. The game looks amazing even on the old Xbox 360 hardware. It also plays better than any GTA before it. GTA V’s innovative, swappable three-protagonist system creates the feel of a true ensemble adventure, though crazy man Trevor steals the show.

271077b1. The Last of Us

Naughty Dog’s violent, heartfelt, emotionally exhausting epic The Last of Us is the studio’s crowning achievement, and easily one of the most impressive games on the PlayStation 3. Its story of survival in a post-apocalyptic world may be built on a foundation of zombie-movie clichés, but the tale of the embittered smuggler Joel and his relationship with a young girl named Ellie is so full of heart and wrought with such subtlety that any concerns about overfamiliarity quickly fade away. Better still, in addition to its beautiful art, gorgeous soundtrack and eye-popping cutscenes, the game itself is quite well-made. It’s an often terrifying, exhilarating mixture of stealth, action and horror that plays out over sprawling levels and is unafraid to make the player feel disoriented and disempowered.