A Nod to Hi-Rez Studios

From MOBAs, to shooters, to battle royales, Hi-Rez Studios makes games in some of the most popular and crowded genres out there. Even though they’re a much smaller studio compared to their monolithic rivals like Tencent and Blizzard, they’ve managed to find a way to punch above their weight.

They’ve also won me over as a fan of their work.

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Lunar New Year Action! Overwatch Live Stream

Happy Lunar New Year! We celebrate this joyous occasion by firing up Overwatch and working towards unlocking the latest Lunar New Year skin!

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One Final Ride! – Paladins Live Stream

Before Paladins sunset their awesome Champions Pack, PlayerTwoStart and I state our case for why you should pick it up before it’s too late!

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Buy the Paladins Champions Pack Before It’s Discontinued on February 3rd

The Paladins Champions Pack is one of the most generous deals in free-to-play gaming. Pay a one-time fee of $30 and you unlock every present and future champion forever. Hi-Rez Studios has done an amazing job of supporting the only modern hero shooter to survive against Overwatch competitor, as it now has over 40 champions to choose from.

Unfortunately, the Champions Pack is being discontinued as of February 3rd. In its place will be a new season pass model that does not unlock future characters. Before then, I have one request of you.

Try Paladins now.

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The Game Awards 2020 Pre-Show, Main Show, and Post-Game!

We gather once again to celebrate the best and brightest games of 2020 at The Game Awards! Also, we get hyped for all of the new reveals! Sephiroth in Smash? A new Perfect Dark?! MORE MASS EFFECT?!?! It’s all here!

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This Ain’t Over! – Overwatch Live Stream

Running more tests in order to try and get Overwatch on PC looking its best for the stream. Got in a few more games and actually got some wins this time! Also…a wild shiny Jett sighting?!

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You’re Too Buggy For Me Right Now Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is a fascinating game in its current state. On PC, it’s visually stunning (sorry console players). I’m really into the story it’s trying to tell. Also, the soundtrack is fantastic!

But it’s also incredibly buggy. In a two-hour stretch of gameplay, I had to restart the game on three separate occasions to address game-breaking glitches. Here’s what went down and here’s why I’ll come back to this game a little later when ore of its issues have been resolved.

(NOTE: I will try my best to avoid spoilers, but proceed with a smidgen of caution. And in case you’re wondering, I’m playing this on PC with an RTX 3060Ti graphics card.)

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PC Debut! – Overwatch Live Stream featuring Switch to Decaf and PlayerTwoStart!

Welcome to WASD! Putting my new graphics card to the test by streaming Overwatch on PC! The card worked great, but my keyboard & mouse abilities need a lot of work.

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Playing Video Games on PC for the First Time in 25 Years

The last time I played video games on a PC, I used the arrow keys to move Doom guy in Doom II. WASD controls weren’t even a thing yet.

In the mid 90s, I was put off on the platform by clunky installation processes and steep hardware requirements I couldn’t meet. Can’t run Doom on my 386? That was enough for me to abandon the largest gaming platform entirely.

Admittedly, I haven’t missed it much at all. As a diehard Nintendo fan, their first party titles have given me plenty to play. Any spare time gets filled by Sony or Microsoft. Still have my PlayStation 5 pre-order ready to rock, ensuring that I’ll stick with console gaming for at least one more generation.

Even the so, the PC gaming drought is officially over. How did I end up back here?

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Heroes for Extra Life! – Overwatch Live Stream featuring Switch to Decaf and PlayerTwoStart!

Switch to Decaf, PlayerTwoStart, mdomeer2 and I make one last push for Extra Life donations. How many wins did we get in support of the Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals?

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