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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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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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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2020 Was the Year I Caught Up on Many Games I Missed

Though I tend to be the type to ride from one hot new release to the next, 2020’s lineup was…subpar for me as a whole. Sure, there were a couple of games that made an impact on me, with one in particular that is likely to be crowned my personal Game of the Year. But for the most part, my year was defined by catching up on older games that slipped by me during their hey day. Here are some of the more notable titles I caught up on in 2020!

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Talon Strikes! – Rogue Company Live Stream with Switch to Decaf, playertwostart, mdomeer2, and MacGyverisms

As part of the Dubs All Day crew experimenting with new characters, I give Talon and his shredding SMG to good use! Between Rogue Company matches, we also discuss how buggy Cyberpunk 2077 is and unbox the Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary edition!

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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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