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Full Review – Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings

If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, one of the free games available for the month of October is Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings. Your first glances at this game will leave you charmed and ready for some exhilarating fun. Yet players will soon discover those initial sets of goosebumps are pretty much all Super Mega Baseball has to offer.

Top 5 Horror Movies That Got Their Own Video Games

Horror movies are unquestionably popular, but success at the box office doesn’t always relate to success on the game consoles. That isn’t to say that there aren’t still some great games out there. Here are five of the best horror movies that have received their own video game treatments to get you ready for October.

Full Review – Destiny: Rise of Iron

Rise of Iron may not be as monumental or as large as Taken King. This sweet expansion adds blueberries to an already excellent bowl of cereal. Don’t like blueberries with your cereal? Rise of Iron will surely turn you into a fan with its difficulty, new zone and raid, and more exciting endeavors you can enjoy by yourself and with your friends.

First Impressions: ‘Destiny: Rise of Iron’ on Xbox One

For now, I do recommend “Rise of Iron” to old and new Destiny players. It has been a blast to play for the first few hours. There’s also a lot of anticipation for experiencing all of its content with my friends. Will it rock your world like “The Taken King” did? No, but that’s because none of us were expecting “Taken King” to be as awesome as it was.

On the Couch with Matt: Watching Others Play Video Games

Introducing non-gamers to Twitch is never easy, and I’ve also found it tough to introduce periodic gamers to the service as well. Something about sitting and watch someone play a video game or getting paid to play video games and make videos, which is a level you can achieve on both Twitch and YouTube, is a foreign concept to them. This is probably because video games have been frowned upon as a hobby and a fad for several decades. And even though video games are swimmingly going through a new phase of their evolution, it still may take a little bit longer for the general public to fully accept the fact that people can now be paid for making YouTube videos and playing games on Twitch… all while thousands of people from all over the world watch them at various times throughout the day.

GamingFad Hangout: Until Dawn – Guess The Survivor!

These sessions are called “hangouts” because I want them to be all about relaxation, conversation, and entertainimanation… that’s a word I just randomly came up with, but that’s the beauty of it! GamingFad Hangouts weren’t a thing until I just randomly came up with them out of the blue, and it only took me a few seconds to recognize they would be a good idea. While just watching me play a game may not be that interesting at times, I’ve decided to add in a few extra flavors that will hopefully amp up the appeal of coming to hang out at my Twitch channel.

Ideas & Thoughts: What’s Next For Sports Games?

Sports games will always be my fallback when it comes to video games. Whenever I need a break from raging on “Dark Souls” or from crying during “Valiant Hears: The Great War,” sports games are always there to keep me entertained. I can play game after game, and if I get tired, I can switch to a different sport. It’s great, and I even like to create an entire team and have an impromptu story go along with them for a season or two.

Review: Batman: Arkham Knight

“Batman: Arkham Knight” is an incredible third installment of an incredible series. It’s M-rating gives it the extra edge it needed to be vastly different from its previous predecessors. Is it still Family-friendly? For the most part, yes it is, but there are several moments throughout the main story and side missions that you may want to turn your kids’ heads away. After those moments, enjoy the incredible voice acting, gorgeous graphics, and perfect story inside the grand city of Gotham. Oh, and take a the Batmobile out for a spin as well, just remember to return it with a full tank.

Best of the Best: The Souls Series

Let’s talk about one of the best video game series of all time! In a day and age where video games seem to have become an easy and boring sell for corporate America to cash in on, the Souls series reminds us of what a video game is supposed to be, all while being great pieces of art.

Matt’s Top 10 Favorite Video Game Heroes

I’ve already done an article about my favorite video game villains, and now it’s time to talk about my favorite heroes. The heroes are the ones we (usually) play as during our adventures in video games. They are the ones we connect to, thrive with and feel for as we control their destinies in our tiny hands. It’s great when you think about it, though. Heroes are the ones that we literally “control.” So, I’m sure there are some theories about the protagonist of a game having their own character, but they wouldn’t have life unless it weren’t for the human psyche controlling them. Therefore, the human’s psyche is contributing to the character and their personality, creating a completely new life form that would not exist without that’s a mixture of human and technology…

On the Couch with Matt: Why Video Games?

Video Games. Well, I could go on and on about this glorious invention, but I’m not trying to go on and on today; I’m just trying to explain my reasons for loving this art form so much. Now, as I’ve grown older I don’t play as many video games as I used to. Back in the day, it was wake up, go to school, go home, play video games and do homework when my parents thought I was sleeping. I’ve been through addiction at 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old; thank “World of Warcraft” for that one. I’ve also failed tests because “Grand Theft Auto” made my time disappear. I matured after graduating from high school, though. I only left video games to my TRUE free time when it came to college, and after graduating from there I tried becoming a Twitch streamer for a little while, but that didn’t work out the way I wanted it to.

Matt’s Top 10 Favorite Video Game Villains

The Villain. In most games, there are thugs, bodyguards, ninjas, secret agents, zombies, monsters, and plenty more of an assortment of henchmen that usually follow the direction of one sole proprietor. This person is the villain. Sometimes they are female, most of the time they are male, but there have been moments when you could not categorize them as either. The villain is the one person/being/thing we are trying to stop during the course of a video game. Think Mario trying to save Princess Peach from Bowser, Link trying to save Zelda from Ganon, Ethan Mars trying to save his son from the Origami Killer, and your Jedi trying to stop Darth Malak’s evil plans. Sometimes the villain isn’t as obvious as those. Sometimes there’s such an incredible twist that you discover you’ve been working for the villain the entire time.

‘Star Wars Trials on Tatooine’ is Cinematic Virtual Reality

“Star Wars Trials on Tatooine” is the title of the first “Star Wars” project looking to mesh together virtual reality and cinema with hopes of putting fans inside of the movie. The project was developed using the Unreal Engine for HTC Vive and will take place after the events of “Return of the Jedi.” Take a look at the short trailer below.

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