PAX Unplugged: CODENAMES: Harry Potter

CODENAMES: Harry Potter
Pax Unplugged
December 1, 2018

At this year’s PAX Unplugged, we had the opportunity to play a lot of the newest tabletop, board, and card games on the market. Some impressed more than others. Some, we fell in love with.  CODENAMES: Harry Potter; from USAopoly, Inc. was one of those games … 

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PAX Unplugged: Review of USAopoly Board Games and Products

USAopoly, Inc.
Pax Unplugged
December 1, 2018

At this year’s PAX Unplugged, we had the opportunity to meet a lot of game designers and publishers, big and small, and had hands on play time with the newest and best tabletop games on the market. 

One of our favorite publishers, the one that left us mouth agape at the breadth and quality of their line up was USAopoly Games. With licensed games covering the best in pop culture including Harry Potter, Call of Duty, Five Nights at Freddy’s, Deadpool, and so many more, USAopoly probably makes a game featuring characters you care deeply about. 

Below is an overview of their hottest games on the market, CODENAMES: Harry PotterFantastic Beasts Perilous Pursuit; Munchkin Harry Potter DeluxeClue: Five Nights at Freddy’s; and RISK: Call of Duty Black Ops Zombies … just in time for the holiday season! 

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PAX Unplugged: Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions
Pax Unplugged
December 1, 2018

At this year’s PAX Unplugged, we had the opportunity to meet a lot of game designers and have hands on play time with the newest and best tabletop games on the market.

One of our favorites, in fact our Favorite Game at Show, was Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions. AOS Champions is  from PlayFusion, in partnership with Games Workshop (makers of Warhammer Age of Sigmar).  Below is a game overview and our impressions. Also, we highlight the new Onslaught Expansion which released during the PAX Unplugged weekend.

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Video Games News: Kingdom Hearts III Opening Movie Trailer

Kingdom Hearts III
December 11, 2018

Square Enix; Disney

Square Enix issued a press release today revealing the opening movie trailer for the upcoming, and long awaited, Kingdom Hearts III.

The trailer features a new song, “Face My Fears,” from “Internationally renowned singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada and eight-time Grammy Award winner Skrillex.”

See the trailer … after the jump! 

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Video Games: 2018 Game of the Year Poll

2018 Video Game of the Year
November 10, 2018

It has been a tremendous year for video games, with fantastic AAA titles coming out back to back to back. But, as we approach the end of the year, it’s time to start thinking about which one was the best of the best.

The industry will soon have its say with the annual Game Awards taking place on Thursday, December 6, 2018, but we don’t need to wait for them. Take our poll below and cast your vote for the 2018 Game of the Year!! Voting will be open until 11:59pm on November 30, 2018. The Game of the Year Winner will be announced on December 1! Continue reading “Video Games: 2018 Game of the Year Poll”

Video Game Review: Ghostbusters World AR Mobile Game

Ghostbusters World
Game Review
October 22, 2018

From Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Ghost Corps, publisher FourThirtyThree Inc. (4:33), and developer Next Age, Gostbusters World is a new mobile AR game, available for free download on iOS and Android. Available on October 22, 2018, Ghostbusters World lets YOU strap on a proton pack and be a Ghostbuster! Using cutting edge AR mapping and GPS location technology, Ghostbusters World lets you battle and trap iconic ghosts from the Ghostbusters franchise. The game has several different game play options which also includes an easy to use RPG-style, turn based battle system. In PVP mode, you can pit your ghosts against other real world ghostbusters. Who has the best ghosts? Who is best at busting? Settle it here, in Ghostbusters World!

For those that don’t know, “AR” means augmented reality. Still lost? An Augmented Reality game is one that places the video and audio of the game in the player’s real world environment. Using GPS location technology and your smartphone’s camera function, the player experiences a game where the objects in the game are placed into the real world on a map that is your real world location. The best known example of AR mobile gaming, before Ghostbusters World, is Pokemon GO, the smash hit from Niantic.

So strap on your Proton Pack, jump in Ecto-1 and let’s go bust some ghosts! …

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PCR Podcasts: Wingardium Gamesiosa (Episode 103)

Wingardium Gamesiosa
“Episode 103: SDCC Game Demos & Skyrim”
August 12, 2018

We’re back. After too many weeks away, Wingardium Gamesiosa is back with an all new episode!

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Video Game News: Nintendo Direct News Dump

Nintendo Direct
March 8, 2018

Yesterday, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Nintendo’s Deputy General Manager of the Entertainment Planning & Development division, dropped a massive Nintendo Direct on the Nintendo chock full of important news and updates for 3DS but mostly for the Switch.  Below are our summaries of all of the headlines with video accompanying the more important items … Enjoy!

The entire video can be seen here though we have summarized all of it for you below so you don’t need to sit through the 34 minutes.

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PCR Podcasts: Wingardium Gamesiosa: (Episode 102)

Wingardium Gamesiosa
“Episode 102: Bayonetta 2 & More”
March 4, 2018

We’re back. After too many weeks away, Wingardium Gamesiosa is back with an all new episode!

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PCR Podcasts: Wingardium Gamesiosa: (Episode 101)

Wingardium Gamesiosa Podcast
“Episode 101: Overwatch Healers”
February 7, 2018

Welcome to Wingardium Gamesiosa, our new weekly (ish) podcast where your hosts, Mike and Tom, will discuss all things nerdy like video games, Fantasy, Sci Fi and Superhero movies, TV and books, Pokemon & Yu Gi Oh! card games … pretty much anything that we find entertaining that we think you’d enjoy too.

In the premiere episode, Tom and Mike discuss their current obsession, Overwatch. Specifically, they walk you through their (not at all) scientific list of the Best and Worst Healers in the game and fantasize about what they’d liked to see different in certain character abilities.  Tom, in particular, would like to see some more sprint abilities added …

We’re still working out the kinks so forgive any issues in sound, mixing and editing – you’re witnessing our live experiment — but overall, we hope you are as amused by our ramblings as we were while recording it.

This. Is Wingardium Gamesiosa!