Sojourn Debuts in Overwatch 2!

Debuting as part of the Overwatch 2 PvP beta, Sojourn joins the cast as the latest DPS hero. I spend the entire stream playing with her in hopes of understanding her capabilities!

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The Disastrous Pokemon Trading Card Game Live Beta

I was cautiously optimistic when The Pokemon Company revealed Pokemon Trading Card Game Live. Meant to be a replacement to the aging Pokemon Trading Card Game Online, this new game promised a few major upgrades over the original, such as mobile play and a crafting system that allowed players to get any card they wanted with in-game credits.

Flash forward to today. The beta has been available for Canadian users for about two months now. Even giving the game the benefit of the doubt with it being in beta status, what I’ve seen of Pokemon Trading Card Game Live has been profoundly disappointing. Based on the overwhelminglynegative feedback from the community, I’m not alone in my current assessment.

Let’s dive into what’s wrong with Pokemon Trading Card Game Live in its current state and consider what could be done to improve things.

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The Best Starter Deck in Pokemon Trading Card Game Live!

The latest set of Pokemon cards brings with it some cards that will dramatically shape the meta! To celebrate the launch of Brilliant Stars, we open 50+ packs and test out some of the new cards in an updated Mew VMAX deck! Also, I share my detailed thoughts on the current state of the Pokemon Trading Card Game Live beta!

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The Launch of Brilliant Stars! – Pokemon TCG Online Live Stream

The latest set of Pokemon cards brings with it some cards that will dramatically shape the meta! To celebrate the launch of Brilliant Stars, we open 50+ packs and test out some of the new cards in an updated Mew VMAX deck! Also, I share my detailed thoughts on the current state of the Pokemon Trading Card Game Live beta!

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First Look at Pokemon Trading Card Game Live!

The new era of the Pokemon Trading Card Game begins now with Pokemon Trading Card Game Live! With the beta out now in Canada, I get first dibs on the new client! We dive deep into the game modes, try out the new starting decks, and open some packs in the new system!

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Down, But Not Out! – Guilty Gear: Strive Live Stream!

Lots of ring rust to shake off as I jump back into Guilty Gear: Strive for the first time in a while. In tough against some stiff competition, but I try my hardest to adapt and overcome everything thrown at me!

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Roman Cancel Culture! – Guilty Gear -Strive- Live Stream

With much to learn in Guilty Gear -Strive-, I focus today’s stream by working on Roman Cancel combos! My Giovanna climbs pretty high up the tower, but do I have what it takes to ascend to the Celestial realm?

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Guilty Gear -Strive- Review

As an outsider looking in, the Guilty Gear franchise was historically defined by three things:

  • Incredible anime art style
  • Rocking soundtrack
  • Gameplay mechanics so complex you needed a Ph. D. just to be competent

While the franchise’s core audience love it for those reasons, my limited time playing Guilty Gear Xrd was a real struggle. Even with my prior experience in other fighting games at a competitive level, its layers of gameplay systems and character-specific systems immediately overwhelmed me.

Complexity doesn’t necessarily make Guilty Gear bad. In fact, with fighting game design as a whole moving towards a more streamlined approach, Guilty Gear was one of the last bastions for 2D fighters with that level of depth.

As such, the reality of ArcSys streamlining the mechanics of Guilty Gear -Strive- in hopes of brining more players to fold is one that will ruffle feathers on both sides.

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Disrespected! – Guilty Gear -Strive- Live Stream

I should have taken Sol more seriously as he knocks my block off in multiple Guilty Gear -Strive- sets! With this being week 1, I attempt to get acquainted with Giovanna and Anji Mito in hopes of eventually settling on a main!

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Knockout City Review

Video game dodgeball has existed since the 80s with the likes of Super Dodge Ball. As a whole though, dodgeball is an underutilized concept. Maybe other game designers didn’t want to step on the toes of the Kunio-Kun universe. Maybe they just didn’t have any ideas to expand on the core concept of hitting people in the face with balls.

Enter Knockout City. Taking cues from team deathmatch shooters, Metroid Prime, and…fighting games(?)…this might be the most ambitious dodgeball game yet.

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