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Nintendo Switch Review (March 6th)

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Let me get the obvious out the way first, the Nintendo Switch is a great console when it comes to portability from handheld to console as its flawless and easy. The UI is very responsive and fast, going back to the home menu is like a snap of the fingers.

As for the library of games at launch, it’s disappointing, only about five games to play. So if you don’t like Zelda, then there isn’t much for you to enjoy until at least April when indie games hit the market and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comes out. Some of the indie games next month will be implementing HD RUMBLE which will be exciting.

Do I enjoy the Nintendo Switch? Only because of Zelda I do, otherwise I wouldn’t like it that much because there isn’t much software to enjoy. I’m not going to buy 1 – 2 switch, so I will have to wait to feel the new tech in the joycons. I spent $540 which is a lot of money and even with the new Zelda game it doesn’t feel justifiable, yet (I haven’t beat the game to see how good it is, only 8 hours in). However, I think at the end of the year, the switch will be amazing because lots of software and future releases to look forward too that we’ve never seen before.

Online? There isn’t much, its bare bones right now with nothing fancy, very simplified with only adding friends and thats basically it. No online games really, except for Bomberman which uses this functionality.

The pro controller is okay, I’m not too crazy about it. I prefer the joycons attached to the base remote that comes with the Switch. It seems that my thumb has to reach too far to reach the right toggle stick which leads to finger exhaustion in me after a while. I didn’t get 1-2 switch because I heard and saw reviews that the game was a waste of money for the amount of content. But I think ARMS will really show the magic of the joycons in which I have yet to feel (Because Zelda doesn’t include HD Rumble.)

Verdict? Probably wait, if you wan’t to make the smartest choice. If you like Zelda, then why not? Only a few more months until we get lots more content :). Might as well enjoy that  Zelda on that Switch.

I Bought a Nintendo Switch by Waiting in Line! (My Experience)

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When the switch came out at 12:00 midnight, I missed the console release because I decided to be a risky frisky guy and showed up thirty minutes before it officially released. At 11:30PM at Walmart. I was sitting at my computer eating tater chips and feeling lazy. I wanted to wait as short of a time as I could to get the Nintendo Switch. I come to find out that there was a small line already waiting and camping out, and my chances of switching it up was now on cracked ice. When I finally reached the top of the line I was told “Did you preorder?”, “No?”, “Sorry, we ran out of Nintendo Switches, but we still have accessories”. (“____’)  Does it look like I want mother _ _ _ _ kin accessories for my Nintendo Switch placeholder spot which was now being overshadowed by sadness? Just kidding I wasn’t being that over dramatic or dramatic at all but not going to lie I was disappointed a little bit. But anyways,  I prepped myself beforehand to feel disappointment so I wouldn’t get mad. Before I got there I thought in my mind that I wasn’t entitled to one anyways and that I should be grateful for all the stuff that I already have. This made me feel a whole lot better instead of having the “entitled” mentality. Later that night I woke up before the crack of dawn and waited in line for 2 hours at GameStop. I am fourth in line, yay! Not only am I fourth in line, but I am the LAST one to get a Switch. My patience is rewarded. I am not bragging and if you didn’t get the switch, I’m sorry, this is just my experience. I hope everyone has an awesome day and please be patient if you didn’t get a Switch and you too will be rewarded.

Working On Other Peoples Dreams But Not On Our Dreams!

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How come people can work a nine to five job for others, but can’t work a nine to five job for themselves, to accomplish their dreams? People are told by their managers to do something they might not like all the time. But when it comes to telling themselves to do something, it becomes impossible! “I’m too lazy”, “I don’t feel like it”, “I’ll do it tomorrow”, “I got this game to watch”. People do the same thing over and over again, each and every day, and are clueless and lazy to what is happening. They are being controlled by their feelings and lack discipline to control themselves. Me? I’m still struggling to work for myself. It’s not easy, or maybe it is, I don’t know. But what I do know from people who have accomplished major things in life, is that discipline is one of the keys. It’s one of the most important traits that will get us things done whether we feel like it or not. Here are a few explanations on why I think it is hard for people to get things done.

Limiting Beliefs – Limits that people cast on themselves and others like a curse. They feel like they can’t do something because of reasons that may or may not be true. The scariest part of this is when people aren’t even aware that they have limiting beliefs. How would someone go about breaking their limiting beliefs if they aren’t even aware of them? “I can’t learn algebra”, is a good example because in most cases that is not true. A lot of people who don’t know algebra can’t figure out the most common sense things to do. They will go through loads of nonsense and never figure it out. Some copy homework from others, but when it comes to test time, oh dear lord. Some will make excuses to make self-fulfilling prophecies come true, “see I told you I can’t do it”, and so it is true. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford. When all they had to do at the end of the day is open an algebra book and read it. Or maybe read the math books that came before it.

Lack of Discipline – The lack of order and obedience to control ourselves. Since we were a little child, we have been disciplined to behave in a certain manner or else we are deemed weird and that something is wrong with us. We have to act a certain way to get and keep a job. While at our job, I think most people are disciplined enough by society to keep their job and not flip out. Also some of us don’t want to lose our only money-making methods and get fired. The question that bothers me is, why can’t we have the same discipline that we have at work? Is it because at work we only have very few things were allowed to do, so we aren’t distracted? I mean a lot of us can’t control ourselves from the distractions and diversions that run our lives at home (television, social media, cellphones). Is this the loop we put ourselves through to get over the lack of fun at work? Maybe if we had less materialistic objects, became a minimalist, and cleared our minds of things to do, we would have enough mental clarity to be able to accomplish our dreams.

Lack of Faith People that don’t believe in themselves enough to make anything happen. Why waste time if we have already reasoned with ourselves on why we cant do something? Lack of faith and Lack of Discipline are knocking on our skulls here, buy one get one free. You know how some people are cheapskates with money and waste time like its nothing? Well, they wouldn’t be fussing over money and being cheapskates if they knew how to use their time well to make it. Okay maybe they would still remain cheap, but at least they would know how to use their time more wisely.

I will end this deep topic here, I could go into deeper thought but I think this is good for now. Goodluck to everyone that is trying to accomplish their dreams.

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Gaming on PC or Console?

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PC versus Console, which one is better? PC (personal computer) is without a doubt much more superior in “hardware” compared to its electronic cousins, the consoles. Without a PC, consoles wouldn’t be that successful because developers need computers to make games. PC is also a powerhouse in software and tools and houses thousands of exclusive games. You can surf the internet, shop, watch movies, and create so many things like, art videos, videogames, and blogs. The PC has changed the world enormously. PC is also upgradable, the graphics are upgradeable enough to make the consoles graphics look laughable. Also you can have the best version of virtual reality, what can’t a PC do? Be cheap, that’s what it cannot do. If money wasn’t a problem, the PC would outweigh consoles in capabilities by a hundred mountains and more, in my opinion. Anyways, why buy a console then? Because, even though the PC looks like a rich kid that owns everything and is pitch perfect, the reality is he/she doesn’t have everything. Good PC’s are expensive and spending $300 (near cost of a console) only qualifies one to play Minecraft on low settings. Consoles on the other hand are cheap and have exclusives that PC doesn’t have. Also Consoles have different services and hardware benefits then the PC, unlike the past where it didn’t.

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Reasons to buy a Xbox One Console over PC –  If you are a competitive gamer and love online capabilities and services along with exclusive games that take full advantage of this, Halo and Gears of War. The console is $299 + taxes and has a lot of features. No other console compares to online services like Xbox One and don’t even try to say the Wii U or the PlayStation 4. You can play with hundreds of friends, message each other by text or microphone, gain achievements, and have the most flexibility and freedom out of competitive online gaming. Not to mention you can listen to music while playing games and have multiple screens on the television for movies and apps. The downside of this console is the lack of first party exclusives and you can scratch Scalebound from that list because that has been cancelled. A controversy about the Xbox One is its owned by Microsoft which is good and bad. Xbox One’s biggest weakness is the lack of first party titles and considering that Microsoft has many businesses, I start to believe it’s not their main priority.

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Reasons to buy a Wii U Console over PC – If you love Super Smash Bros, innovation with hardware that gives you different ways to play a game, and only spending $299 + taxes. The graphics are good but not mind blowing like the PC. You can make use of the gamepad’s touchscreen features and play mini-games that involve throwing ninja stars, cutting pieces of paper, coloring pictures, hide and seek, shooting bows, and etc.. Too be honest, the use of the Wii U gamepad really never reached its full potential because of the lack of developers. The biggest downsides of the Wii U is the lack of third-party games and by far the weakest online capabilities. There was no real microphone use and talking to other people was as bad as using telegraphs from the 1800s. The friends list was mediocre and joining other players was a mental challenge. Super Smash Bros, Splatoon, and Mario Kart 8 were the only titles that made very good use of the little online features. There was rarely any lag while playing with others and the gameplay was flawless. The greatest strengths of the Wii U are the first party games and gamepad. Most of the first party games felt cherished and loved and received very high review scores. Nintendo truly knows how to make “fun” games and is a company who is driven at its best to make it happen.

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Reasons to buy a PlayStation 4 over PC – PlayStation 4’s greatest strengths are the cheapest virtual reality headsets for $399 and best console graphics. They also have more first party exclusives then the Xbox One but IMO not as good as Nintendo’s. The online is good and better than the Wii U’s online. However, its online is not as good as Xbox One. PlayStation is a great console.

You may be wondering what platform I spend the most time on, that would be the PC. There is so many things to do on it. As for my most spent time Console, that would be the Wii U because the games are phenomenal. The next would be the Xbox One because I love competitive games and playing with friends. At the end of the day PC could never replace consoles. Even if I have a thousand dollar PC with many games.

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HyperSensitiveBob a Game that I Love and Hate

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I bought this game for a $1.00 on the Steam Winter Sale on my PC a few months ago. And boy, my dollar surely wont be missed. But the reviews are mixed on steam, so how is it good? It’s a good game, however very short. It’s like I got served half a chocolate chip cookie while the baker ate the other half and then forgot the recipe. It’s basically a rock that could have formed into a diamond if given the time but taken out of the process too soon. My expectations were as low as they should be and I got what I got. HypersensitiveBob is a rage inducing game that will make you want to smash your keyboard into pieces and scream. If you like suffering, then here you go. It’s a rogue-like game in which a character who is allergic to everything must shoot all his allergies to smithereens to get to his cure, a vaccine machine. Bees, porcupines, weird balls of dust, turkeys and etc are exterminated in the process for their vaccine bottles and dopamine chemicals. It took me about three hours to beat the game however it’s very possible to beat the game in less than an hour. After dying countless times, I finally came back in my true super saiyan form and beat the game in thirty minutes.

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The graphics are some of the best graphics I have laid my eyes upon, brimming with colors that gave me a Disney-like impression. The levels are small so avoiding enemies is like sitting next to someone in public transportation that stinks but you got no choice. Each time you beat a level you can choose an upgrade (more bullets, farther bullet range, more damage, etc). Would I pay $4.99 regular price for this title? Yes, if they were going to make a sequel to the game and give the other half of my cookie. What I mean by that is add more content because the game is too short. Would I pay a dollar? Absolutely!

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Is the Steam Controller Worth Buying?

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This innovative alien controller created by valve has its pros and cons. I bought mine for $49.99 and have at least one month of experience with it. I think at it’s core, it’s a good foundation controller that is okay. The steam controller is great in some aspects but is NOT for everyone. It’s a love hate kind of thing.

Reasons to buy the Steam Controller

1. If you like playing strategy games like RimWorld, City Skylines, Civilization, Sims, and Factorio, then this controller is great. It feels much more intuitive and faster then the mouse. The controller also feels much more rewarding to play with, at least for me it does.

2. Fantastic for the television, sit back and relax on the couch with this controller. Use this controller to play strategy games and games that don’t require fast reflexes and precision. Walking simulators like the Stanley Parable is a good one.

Reasons to NOT to buy the Steam Controller

1. If you have carpal tunnel like me or arthritis then absolutely no. Moving your thumb on the track pad eventually becomes a workout. After an hour or two my thumb starts to hurt and I can no longer use this controller.

2. When playing a first person shooting game, I find it to be a handicap tool compared to a optical mouse. FPS games can take a lot of precision and with this controller it’s very hard to nail down that right precision before getting shot. At this point you might want to break your controller and ask for a refund.

3. The price is too much to risk for a gimmicky controller. You could buy a great gaming mouse for the same price. The batteries are also a pain to take out.

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Why Minecraft is an Amazing Game!

I have included my mansion, duel arena, and twilight city builds in this blog.

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Minecraft is a game changer, literally. It has impacted millions and millions of people’s lives in so many ways. It’s like a miracle to us gamers that swim in a plagued sea of uncreative titles. “Minecraft is stupid”, “The graphics are ugly”, “Oh my god (“____”) why are you playing this”, “Please turn of the computer, you’re lame” these are the voices of many ignorant people. And sadly, I was one of them who fell in this category. The blocky characters looked like downgraded Lego figurines. Because of this I almost never gave the game a chance and I would have missed a breathless title. These thoughts of ignorance happened six years ago, right before I started Minecraft on the Xbox 360 in 2012. I started to place blocks and then I started to build bridges to get over obstacles (I’m talking to you Creepers, Skeletons, and Spiders that were trying to eat me and blow me up). Later, I started to build houses to protect myself and beds to rest in this chaotic world. I would wake up to another glorious thrilling day in where I would scavenge for wood, hunt for food, and gather material, in the forests and sand dunes. I am instantly met with impending doom, attacked from behind by a coward. What happened? I run back to where I died, to a point I cant catch a breath because I’m so addicted, and the only clue that remains is gunpowder. I look around to get payback, instantly I am dead again, the cycle of life repeats, welcome to Minecraft. The madness starts again, the fun starts again, time to build myself up again (no pun intended). I chop some wood in order to make a wooden pickaxe and then I dig through the stone and dirt to make it underground. I find Redstone, iron, and diamond taunting me in the face (I couldn’t mine diamond with a wooden pickaxe). I hear a hissing noise and BOOM I am dead again. I became hooked, I was a Minecraft Addict, how embarrassing.

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It’s been a veerrry long time since a game has given me this sense of exploration, wonder, and purpose. I felt like the sky was the limit. I built so many things, discovered Redstone (Minecrafts electricity) to create elevators, traps, cannons, safes and so much more. Now, I barely play Minecraft anymore. I have found another passion that intrigues me more, that is Programming. Another foundation in where the possibilities are endless. Anyways, good memorable times, Minecraft. Along with memorable music that will make you drop a tear. We need more creative titles like Minecraft in the gaming industry to make us wonder of the possibilities, once more, of what greatness lies await.

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