It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?

Today marks my official last day of the Fall 2016 semester, and boy, what a stressful trip it’s been. I’m actually in the midst of my Film Genre Studies term paper as I write this, but I just needed the break. So you can bet I’ll be spending the weekend unwinding with a good game or three.

What about you folks?

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PlayStation Black Friday Sale Highlights

With the busiest shopping day of the year steadily approaching, why not forgo the pushing and shoving and shop from the comfort of your own home? The folks at PlayStation have a pretty great sale going on, along with a coupon code for an additional 10% off your entire purchase.

A full list of discounts can be found here at the official PlayStation store.

Looking for recommendations?

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Game Review | Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization — The Buttonsmashers

My freelanced review for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization went up last night over at The Buttonsmashers. Video review editing and narration does by @TheHatPerson.

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is the latest video game adaptation based on the wildly popular anime. In the original story arc, Kirito and friends found themselves trapped inside of the VRMMO world of Aincrad, where dying in the game meant dying in real life. After successfully defeating Akihiko Kayaba and freeing those trapped inside…

via Game Review | Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization — The Buttonsmashers


It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! So What are You Playing?

As if 2016 couldn’t possibly get any worse, after having lost my father back in May, we just had to put our family’s 12-year old Rottweiler to sleep after a 5 month battle with a combination of cancer and a slipped disc. Rest in peace, buddy.

Since then, my girlfriend and I have migrated our belongings and are now sharing the house with my mother. It feels like a family again, which is bittersweet given the circumstances. We have three cats, which now, in turn, have a house to wander around in instead of a studio apartment, so it’s not all bad news. Having them around seems to be helping my mom cope with having her entire world turned upside down in the span of six months. Animals are, indeed, magnificent creatures.

I’ve been fairly busy with the mini-move and I have a few exams this week, but hopefully I’ll find a little time to get some much needed gaming therapy in.

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Week 2 of PlayStation’s 10th Anniversary Sale Discounts Even More Classics

We’re now in the 2nd week of PlayStation’s 10th Anniversary Sale, in which the company celebrates 10 years of the PlayStation Plus service by discounting various digital games throughout their console library.

Last week’s deals were pretty damn good, and this week seems to be no different. Let’s have a look!

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Starter Tips for Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization

Hollow Realization is the latest video game installment based on the wildly popular anime series Sword Art Online. This mock-MMO JRPG is quite expansive, taking players back to a world inspired by the original arc’s Aincrad, though without the real-life perma-death feature. And while it’s sometimes overly verbose, Ainground does a surprisingly bad job at telling the player how the game actually works.

Over the last few days I’ve managed to sink nearly 30 hours in to the VRMMO-like, so I wanted to share a few tips to help make your starting hours a little less painful.

Let’s get started!

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