Survival of the Fittest! – Rogue Company Live Stream with Switch to Decaf, playertwostart, Qowface, and MacGyverisms

Rival rogues aren’t cutting us any slack! Even with Switch to Decaf, PlayerTwoStart, Qowface, and MacGyverisms on the squad, we get pushed to our limits in Rogue Company! Throughout the stream, we also discuss a ton of topics, from the dark side of battle passes, to Canadian bagged milk, to wearing shoes inside the house!

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Moving to PC as My Fighting Game Platform of Choice?

Playing fighting games on PC wasn’t really an avenue I put much thought into pursuing. Up until recently, I didn’t have PC hardware capable of running video games at all. Even if I did, the PC has played second fiddle to home consoles as the tournament standard ever since the fall of the arcades. Home consoles were easier to set up while providing players with a standardized battleground. Consoles don’t have issues with game performance varying from one PC to the next or having to worry about driver support for every possible controller option. As someone who took fighting games seriously and competed at IRL tournaments, I was going to take the tournament standard every time.

Things are…different now. I haven’t competed in an IRL tournament in a few years. Even if I wanted to, the entire fighting game tournament scene is in flux due to the ongoing pandemic. Also, I finally have a PC capable of running fighting games. If I were to ever give fighting games on PC a chance, it would be right now.

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I Completed My First Battle Pass And I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Do This Again

Popularized by Fortnite, the battle pass as a content distribution method in video games has become a staple in gaming. When one purchases a battle pass, they can unlock a series of perks through the course of regular play. However, if you fail to unlock every perk before the allotted time, those perks are gone forever. As such, those who partake in the battle pass grind are heavily incentivized to buy early and play frequently to squeeze every last reward out of their investment.

Though I’ve played games that contained battle passes in the past, the Frigid Haul battle pass within Rogue Company is the first one I’ve ever actively worked towards completing. Do I feel better about my life having gone through the process? No.

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Limit Break! – 1v1 Tetris Matches in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2!

The Tetris community in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is tough, but I’m not backing down! I put forth a great effort and even get some good wins! Throughout the stream, we also discuss a number of topics, such as the questionable value proposition of Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, pushing past your limits in video games, and the concept of “empty calorie” video games!

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1v1 Tetris Action in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2!

The Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 community doesn’t mess around! I play a couple of 1v1 matches and really struggle against some talented Tetris players. Along the way, we talk about my overall thoughts on Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, and close the door on a crappy 2020.

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Some of My Favourite Roguelike and Rogue-lite Games (So Far)

For a long time, I actively avoided the Roguelike genre. Based on my limited understanding of how these games worked, the threat of losing all of your progress upon death had no appeal to me whatsoever.

Two aspects of the genre got me to change my tune. One, the advent of Rogue-lites made punishment less severe. Instead of losing everything when you die, your hero would gain permanent upgrades during each run, making successive runs a bit easier while also providing value to failed runs. Two, the Rogue-lite format has permeated beyond the dungeons of yesteryear. From action games, to turn-based strategy tiles, and even card games have caught the Rogue-lite bug. Having Rogue-lite elements incorporated into game genres I love has gone a long way towards me appreciating Rogue-lites and Roguelikes as a whole.

Here are some of my favourites!

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Domination!* – Rogue Company Live Stream with Switch to Decaf, playertwostart, and MacGyverisms

Clearly feeling the effects of the holidays, Switch to Decaf, PlayerTwoStart, MacGyverisms, and I get off to a very rough start in Rogue Company. Can we overcome our initial struggles and finish strong? Between matches, we discuss how our holidays went, throw many anime punches, and the curse of sweaty hands!

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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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Breaking In My New PC with Cyberpunk 2077

Going into the December 10th release of Cyberpunk 2077, I know…very little about it. I know that it’s made by the creators behind The Witcher series. My experience with the franchise is limited, but I liked enough of The Witcher 3 to try more of their work. As I started writing this post, I finally got around to watching the gameplay trailer.

Barring anything catastrophic, such as terrible pre-release reviews, I’ll be there for launch day. Partially off the pedigree of the developer. Partially based on the smidgen of knowledge I have about the game itself. But mostly I’ll be there to break in my new PC.

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Marvel Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5) Review

The training wheels (webs?) are off! In Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Peter Parker’s understudy gets his chance to protect New York on his own. Is Miles truly ready for this great responsibility?

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