Paladins – Can Paladins on Switch Compete with Overwatch?

My brother Randy rejoins me to play Paladins on Switch! We talk about some of the recent updates to the game, upcoming Nintendo releases, and wonder what the world of Paladins on Switch will look like once Overwatch drops.

Highlights

A bias against “basic” characters in video games?

Why one would pick Paladins over Overwatch

A rant about fanboyism and console wars

Shoutouts!

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Metroid Prime and Console First-Person Shooter Controls Before The Advent of Dual Analog

Once upon a time, dual analog controls for first-person shooters wasn’t a thing. Even in an era where we had dual-analog controllers, it would take a number of years before developers would come up with that scheme and make it the standard. Going back recently to play Metroid Prime on the GameCube, its lack of dual-analog control has proven to be really jarring.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – First Time Playing Blackout!

Battle royale! I join Mat and Liza for some Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout mode and make for a great meat shield! Side note: Liza for MVP!

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Highlights

The Nicest Call of Duty Player Ever

Taking One for the Team

Liza Gets the Kill

Liza Makes the ATV Go Kaboom!

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The Parallels Between Overwatch and Street Fighter

Up until my time with Overwatch, shooters for me have been primarily an exercise of precision shooting. In games where each character is only really defined by the gun they wield, differences in weapon and equipment don’t really do much to separate one player from another. Especially in games where players can hold multiple guns and carry different equipment, the only real differences are the players themselves. I know there will be hardcore shooter players that will call shenanigans on that statement, but let me continue. Even in a game like Splatoon, where shooting isn’t necessarily the goal of the game, you still all play as the same default characters with adjustments to equipment. I have enjoyed a number of shooters in my day, but most of them haven’t really sunk their teeth into me.

Until Overwatch. Granted, Team Fortress 2 did it first, but Overwatch stands out from the pack for straying beyond the default soldier with different weapons approach. The term “hero shooter” exists thanks to games like Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, and Paladins. In a lot of ways, my reasons for loving Overwatch are similar to why I love Street Fighter and other types of fighting games.

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I Try Out Ashe for the First Time in Overwatch!

While in the process of squashing a new audio de-sync issue that’s been going on with my stream of late, I give the latest hero in Overwatch Ashe a try! I really like what I’ve played so far to the point where I’ll heavily consider making her my main someday!

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Overwatch Review

For years, Blizzard toiled behind the scenes on a successor to World of Warcraft. Codenamed Project Titan, it never saw the light of day in its intended form. Instead of throwing it all away, elements of that project were carried over to create the hero shooter we now know as Overwatch. With its hype hitting a crescendo in the summer of 2016, I picked up a copy just to see what it was about. I didn’t really “get it” back then for reasons of my own doing, so I never really covered it. Now that it’s my current obsession, let’s take a look at how the game fares in 2018!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Paladins

Ever since I started playing it a few months ago, I have been a champion for Paladins. While the hero shooter space is dominated by one big player who I will try to avoid using by name in this piece, its presence doesn’t invalidate the fun to be had in the alternative created by Hi-Rez Studios. Yet on numerous occasions, I’ve seen and heard from players that they won’t touch Paladins with a 10-foot pole because they’re either fans of “the other game” and don’t want to let go, or they dismiss it for not being the “other game”.

That other game is fantastic. In fact, nowadays, I play it more than this one. Ultimately, you’re allowed to play or not play whatever you like. However, I think it’s unfair how overlooked Paladins is relative to what it has to offer. Because of that, I was inspired to make this list of five reasons why you should check out Paladins!

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First Ranked Matches in Overwatch

My first time jumping into the Overwatch ranked match deep end! It starts out pretty terribly, but I find my mojo by the end! That was a lot of fun! And thank you to everyone that kept me company on the chat!

Overwatch Halloween Terror 2018 featuring Reworked Torbjorn and My Brother Randy!

Boo! Halloween is in full effect in Overwatch! New gear, newly decorated stages, and a reworked Torbjorn! Randy joins me for the 2nd half of the stream as he streamed his gameplay on his Twitch channel!

My Favorite Overwatch Characters Version 1.0

In a world that’s currently enamored with Fortnite and the battle royale flavour of shooter, I’m just catching up to 2016 with a fierce obsession to Overwatch. During its heyday, I was too busy trying to be a Street Fighter V champion. Only now am I really giving it the time of day and I’m smitten with it. Yes, I’ve played Fortnite, but I much prefer the hero shooter style of play. I prefer playing as a predefined character with a unique personality and wildly varied tools that you must master the pros and cons of in order to succeed. In that sense, it’s a much closer parallel to fighting games, my favourite genre.

Odds are my feelings will change with time, but I wanted to document how I feel right now about the cast. Here’s a list of my favourite characters in Overwatch!

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