FIRST ONLINE MATCHES! – Guilty Gear -Strive- Closed Beta Live Stream

I can barely contain my excitement as we partake in a series of thrilling online matches throughout this Guilty Gear -Strive- closed beta live stream! Cannot wait to play the final version on release! For now, enjoy what might be your first look at the game!

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Guilty Gear -Strive- Closed Beta Impressions

The flagship franchise of Arc System Works’ ever-growing portfolio of anime fighting games returns in striking fashion. Guilty Gear -Strive- takes their 3D anime visuals to the next level while massively overhauling its gameplay with greater accessibility in mind. Set for release later this year, I got a chance to play in the closed beta. After a few hours of play against the computer and online opponents, there was much to unpack.

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The Poetry of Justin Bieber!? – Overwatch Live Stream!

I really enjoy Justin Bieber’s music but I have some serious issues with the writing on his latest album. Tune in for my poetic readings of his new songs! Oh yes, we also play Overwatch and discuss life in the post-pandemic world.

…and I might have attempted to play a 6ix9ine song on ukelele?!

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I Got Accepted into the Guilty Gear -Strive- Closed Beta!

A while back, Arc System Works set up applications for the Guilty Gear -Strive- closed beta. Though access wasn’t guaranteed, as applicants would be placed in a lottery, I figured I would sign up anyway. Guess who got access?!

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What Makes for a Good “Comfort Game”?

These last few weeks have been some of the hardest in modern history. Forced to retreat into our homes for the sake of social distancing, many are turning to games for some mental health relief. Ever since Animal Crossing: New Horizons released, my wife and I have poured hours into our shared island.

Part of that is because it’s the hot new game of the moment. But it’s also a fitting game for where we are from a mental standpoint. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the ultimate comfort game, considering the circumstances at hand.

This got me thinking about the greater concept of “comfort games”. Technically, any game can be comforting to someone. But what is it about a game that makes it more comfortable during times of high stress? I take a stab at defining the broadest parameters of what a “comfort game” is.

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Living Rent Free In My Head! – Jackbox Party Pack 4 Live Stream!

During these trying times, the true villain of our time reveals herself in the middle of our Jackbox Party Pack 3 live stream! We also can’t forget about Sad Boi, who really could use a friend right about now.

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Favourite Jackbox Party Pack Games

Over the course of six entries, the Jackbox Party Pack series has introduced us to dozens of awesome games to liven up any get-together. Paired with the advent of live streaming, and it’s an amazing way to play with others from around the world. During these times, it’s been a great way of interacting with family and friends. We’ve also been streaming it a bit on Twitch and I’ve made many new friends that way. What are some of your faves? Here are a few of my picks!

Trivia Murder Party 1/2

I want to play a game…of trivia? In Trivia Murder Party, all of the players are trapped in a Saw-like dungeon. The only way out is to best your friends in a challenge of trivia questions and life-or-death mini games. With the way that the game is structured, there’s no shortage of exciting and shocking moments. Also, it’s balanced in such a way that most players are in the thick of it right until the thrilling finale. As the icing on the cake, the game’s blend of horror and humour hits all of the right notes. Glad to see Jackbox Games revisit this one with Trivia Murder Party 2 on Jackbox Party Pack 6.

Tee K.O.

Unleash your inner t-shirt designer in Tee K.O.! Using a random assortment of captions and images created by your peers, it’s up to you to create the shirt that will rule them all. Every game of Tee K.O. I’ve played has been filled with laughs. Best of all, you can even order real-life versions of the shirts created in the game! My brother actually got one Tee K.O. creation as a gift for my cousin because…actually, let’s end this story here.

Fakin’ It

Fakin’ It is a clever social deduction games that forces players to find the faker in their group. While all of the non-fakers will get the same question, the faker will get a slightly different set of questions. It’s up to the faker to try and blend in, while everyone else tries to identify the faker based on their in-game answers and their IRL behaviour. It can be incredibly uncomfortable as the faker, but if everyone is okay with the possibility of being on the bot seat, this one can be a riot. This is a game that works best IRL, so maybe skip this one until the whole VOLDEMORT-27 thing is under control.

Mad Verse City

Quite possibly my all-time favourite in the series, Mad Verse City takes the concept of Mad Libs and flips it into a freestyle rap battle. Given the first and third bars in a verse, players are tasked with filling in lines two and four. As a hip-hop fan who may have taken a stab at writing rhymes in a previous life, I can’t get enough of this one.

Split the Room

Split the Room is quite the clever concept. Players are tasked with creating hypothetical questions that will divide the group. Being able to read the group is key to coming up with divisive questions. Personally, I love pineapple on pizza, but that might be a Canadian thing. Thoughts?

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Toilet Paper Karen! – Jackbox Party Pack 3 Live Stream

During these trying times, the true villain of our time reveals herself in the middle of our Jackbox Party Pack 3 live stream! We also can’t forget about Sad Boi, who really could use a friend right about now.

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Barrel Busters! Overwatch Live Stream

Barrel busting makes me feel good? In the midst of discussing my Filipino heritage, did we stumble on our In Third Person community name? Also, we play a lot of spirited Overwatch matches while spending a lot of time discussing Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] Review

First released in 2012, Under Night In-Birth is arguably at its peak right now. Numerous updates and a groundswell of fan support have helped it earn a place on the EVO main stage, pushing the game even further into the spotlight. Though I’ve known of the series for quite some time, I finally decided to take the plunge with its latest release, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]. What is it about this fighter that continues to draw players in many years later?

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