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With the holidays in full swing and everyone and “there mothers!” Coming up with list of games you should and Shouldn’t BUY OUR CHILDREN this year. I have come to terms with something a little more easy to understand. Facts you should know about the stuff you are buying for your children!

Now all this information is coming from ME! A adult that was a kid during the 90’s so chances are I have seen and heard about almost every Violent, sexual, or other wise ADULT contented video game known to be released to date. I still play video games and really the stuff I played as a kid looks otherwise silly by comparison to some of the stuff they are releasing today! So here are some tips to help EVERYONE out when buying a video game for you child. 🙂

Tip 1.

First and foremost I think the biggest problem Shoppers have is that most people forget that they have a mouth. Communication is the mother of all HELP FULL things to do when shopping for your child. Ask the local sales man if the game is right for the child given the age. Ask Neigbhors if they know anything about the game. ASK THE FREAK DELI CLERK… Communicate your ideas and let it be known that you are buying a game for a child of age 1-16 and pull as much information about the game as you can out of it.

Best EXAMPLE: A man is going to buy his son a game titled Skylanders. His son is 8 years old and the man knows NOTHING about the game. The first thing a person can do in said situation is communicate with the sales men “who should be informed” about what exactly he is buying. Asking questions like “what does the game involve? Is it violent? Does it have any type of content that would offend me?” Perfectly normal questions that really you can relate to any forum of Media. Would you let your child watch CNN without known what was being presented? Probably not so really .. ask ask ask

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Reading!! READ! READ! READ! I don’t know how many times I have seen someone hold a box and still have no clue what the heck was being held at hand. Really it makes me laugh! The back of every video game box has a very brief explanation of the video game. Some back story! Also ..and it shocks the heck out of me.. but some people don’t even notice that the back of the box  in the same spot ON EVERY SINGLE BOX.. IS a Label titled ESRB..

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I think even most Gamestops have a GIANT POSTER.. that gives this information. It’s a rating system and it explains exactly what is in the game. if it labeled M, A, RP, OR RARELY K-A… Chances are you shouldn’t buy it for your 9 year old. However who am I to really say .. some kids are more mature than others but really … that’s a judgment call and you will sort it out.

NOW I SHOULD also point out that while we live in a modern setting today.. It is also important to note THAT THE ESRB DOESN’T NOT control the content you can DOWNLOAD! Many full games today can be downloaded onto the system themselves and many of your children KNOW THIS! So while you might think I DIDN’T BUY HIM/HER THAT! You probably did buy him/her the Xbox box points, or Sony points…or EVEN ESHOP Cards.. that allowed the child to download the game ONLINE.

Most games you download online will tell you before you CLICK NEXT.. This game HAS ADULT CONTENT! again…READ!! While you might think nothing of it now chances are the game has a rating system on it and they tell you about it BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD THE GAME!

Tip 3.

Research is pretty much PARENTING! Most parents are so stuck on work, or other things that they don’t have the time to do the research. Can’t be bothered with crap like that.. and really just want to make sue and john happy! So My suggestion to you is this.. Take 5 minutes… BEFORE BED…AND REVIEW SOME VIDEO GAME WEB SITES… most web sites “this one included” have a search bar! All you need to do is Search the title of the game “hell google it!” and chances are you will find something on it. IF READING IS FAR TO TIME CONSUMING! We have alternatives! YOUTUBE.COM IS YOUR FRIEND! Chances are if it’s a new… title someone on youtube has reviewed it! If it be some random guy or a website like IGN.COM or GameTrailers.com… Chances are someone has said something about the game. It normally is a short review…KEEP IN MIND YOUR LOOKING FOR REVIEWS… NOT LET’S PLAYS…those are much longer.. and while yes they can be entertaining..chances are your going to watch the entire game with someone commenting about it.. and still have no clue what is going on..

REGARDLESS RESEARCH IS KEY! Again we are talking about MEDIA! Some of it is for children ..some is for adults…and really that is just the time we live in now..it’s 2014.. not 1990… i hope you all enjoy your Holidays..and i HOPE this was informative..

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Sugar! Lots was reveled yesterday on the topic of many games at the E3 Press Conference..  To start the day off Sony showed a very cool gameplay video of MORTAL KOMBAT X!! Which if you ask me was well worth the wait! As the day progressed to follow the names of 3 new characters was revealed but very little is still known about any of them.. outside of the two returning characters sub-zero and Scorpion these are the new one’s shown..

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Kotal Khan “who at this point really nothing is known about him short of the fact he is probably related to Shao Khan in some way..”

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Cassie Cage “Whom is the Daughter of Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage” Thought that was adorable!

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D’Vorah “who at this point is just really known as a bug lady..considered this because she is crawling with bugs!”

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and last but not least.. we have Ferra/Torr “the tiny one up top is Ferra who is assumed to be the brains.. and Torr is assumed to be the big guy on the bottom..” CUTEST CHARACTERS IN MORTAL KOMBAT HISTORY if you ask me!

Now of course they showed a few videos from the sony press confrence..some other interviews had been cast out also.. you can search it on youtube.. today I expect more gameplay videos will come up… but I am waiting to see what happens with that.. the game so far has a very brutal, dark, and very gory tone to it… really looking forward to seeing what will happen with this!

On other stories later on in the afternoon NINTENDO released it’s press conference showing several other games being released..

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Nintendo Revealed lots of games yesterday which most of em got release dates assumed for 2015. Probably the biggest to show for it all was The LEGEND OF ZELDA…Which according to some sources..MIGHT be the first Zelda game to star someone who is either a Genderless LINK…or Not Link at all… Could be a very interesting spin on the series which really at this point people are calling it Skyrim/Zelda.. Only time will tell and really details should come into focus more today…

Aside from that they showed off a new Yoshi Game that looks really really FUN “YAY for being a Yoshi fan!”..they showed off a cool mario MAKER game..that allows you to create super mario stages both old and new…A very brief tale about the new Star Fox was shown…which also …really cool… and details about this…

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Amiibo which according to what I understand act as Skylander type characters that can transfer to different games..which include Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Brothers and future titles… From the reports they will also be releasing a platform that will allow the 3DS to use these characters for games on that as well.. Not much is really known other than they act as glorified Memory Cards for your games to add details to … said titles…  We will see how this continues to develop

Moving on from that.. Several  other games had been announced which included a New Tomb Raider, Assassins Creed, Uncharted 4, and a very interesting looking battlefield game that really… kinda caught my eye..which really while I hate most military based games…this one looks pretty cool… More to write about..later..

Favorites of 2013!!

Posted: December 21, 2013 in Video Games Alexander
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So here are my top 10 for the year! I have 10 games I want to reflect on and talk about a few details on games to come…but over all this is it from 10 to my NUMBER 1 GAME OF 2013!

10. Tomb Raider

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This game surprised me because I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was. I played a few of the other games before this series reboot/prequel and they didn’t really catch my attention. From start to finish this game had so many elements that had been done well that really it was hard to not add to my list here. Truly a fun Action packed Adventure Game.

9.Flashback 2013 Reboot

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This game I knew was going to be at least fun because I loved the SNES release of it back in the day. However to find this game and play it again in HD with so many elements unchanged, and the few that had been changed “Improved” was a nice play for me. Cheap! Fun! and without a doubt bound to be a Classic!

8.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

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Now this is the only game I haven’t written my review for yet on the list. However I wanted to add it because since buying it “Only Last week” I have spent many hours with my girlfriend playing it and really am enjoying it. I won’t say to much but I will say I have both the wiiu and 3ds version of the game and if you own both systems it’s worth paying for twice and enjoying and YES it will cost you less then 50 bucks to purchase for both systems..if you know how to SHOP!

7.Injustice: Gods Among Us

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Now I am basing this one on my list purely for the story mode to the game. While I love a good fighting game “and yes this is one” the story mode to this game caught my attention the most and was really a great game for a guy who loves himself some DC COMICS. It was well written, fun to play, and had lots of elements to the game itself that just bound well to it. I look forward to seeing more INJUSTICE IN THE FUTURE!

6. Resident Evil Revelations AND 6

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Now here is the thing.. The version of the game I played which was the 3ds version was released in 2012 as was Resident evil 6 “Which I wanted to include in my list here”. However I didn’t get to play it till 2013 “when I purchased my 3DS. So I am making a minor exception for this game.. Now why DID I LOVE IT to include it with 6! Well because it was a really fun coop game that not only did I enjoy playing with my girlfriend but my brother and I even finished Leons story “and yes he lives in texas THANK YOU PSN”. So yes while it has its flaws as some would say I seen nothing wrong with this game or 6…so yes..going to say both epic games of 2013 and oddly enough… Number 6 on my list of games I enjoyed this year and the tale end of last…..

5.DMC: Devil May Cry

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Early in the year this game was released and really I didn’t play it till maybe later in the year after the demo had me gripped. See the thing with this game “Like Tomb Raider” was I played “and do own” the Original Devil May Cry but it couldn’t keep my attention so well. However for whatever the reason this version of the game I really enjoyed and it did keep my attention to the end. It had a fun story, very cool game play, and over all was just a good time to enjoy. It also helped that Combichrist did the soundtrack for it and I think they are a cool band…blah

4. Skylanders Giant and Swap Force

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Now Skylanders has a special place in my heart because this game was released in December of 2012. I didn’t finish it till 2013 “December” Not because I didn’t want to but because I simply didn’t have the time. It was a fun game that takes all the elements from its predecessor and improves upon it while also expanding the storyline that is fun. Its game play is simple and the toys are cool to collect “even for a 30 year old Male/Boy! XD” Currently I receieved the new one this year with the WIIu and must say… Doesn’t let me down yet… BUT THE REVIEW WILL BE UP SOON..so yes… Looking forward to that..once it’s finished!

3.Batman Origins

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Oh Batman will you ever stop being so cool in my mind! Not only was this a good game but it was a GREAT Series to play. Perhaps a ending to a series “who knows!” it is a prequel that not only managed to hit # 3 on my list but it managed to place itself as a part of a now Trilogy of games that I love to play. Not only because I am a big DC COMIC BOOK FAN “yes I know I said that before” but because the games are just built well, fun, and do come up with good concepts for anyone who wants to get into the batman series if it be the comics, cartoons, movies, or whatever….Origins is a GREAT GAME!

2.The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds

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This game managed to hit number 2 on my list and almost was number 1 but because of some minor reasons which I will explain in number 1 “when I get to it” this game pulled off number 2. It is very rarely that I play a game that not only grips me but makes me think very much about my past “No Pun”. Being a Direct Sequel that takes places several years after “A link to the Past” Probably my favorite Zelda game of all time. It Managed to add new elements, and new game play to a series that really continues to amazes me. While I am still working on Skyward Sword and just recently started to play “GC” wind waker.. this game managed to bring back so much for me and will forever hold a nice place in meh little gamer Heart!

……finally…….NUMBER 1 AND IT IS!!!

1.Castlevaina Lords of Shadow Mirror Of Fate

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Now before I begin let me explain that this game had my attention so well..that it warrant me to spend 200$ on a 3DS Plus I purchased the HD Version of it on its released day for the PSN. So to say this is my number ONE game this year is barely touching the surface of how much I love this game. Now why do I love it so much? Well let me start off by saying this is the first game in YEARS that not only caught my attention but kept it to the point that I played it for hours, upon hours, upon hours… and even went as far as to having to get 100% with the game. I never get 100% with any games I play but this game really had pushed me because not only did it have great game SIDESCROLLER game play… but the story was amazing, the Characters are Lovable (and tragic). The Score to the game was perfect, the design was flawless, and really everything that I love about video games just shines so brightly with this game. The Series in itself is a damn good reboot considering, and I really Look forward to seeing what else will come from it with Castlevania 2 just around the corner…. this game is a MUST PLAY for anyone who reads my writing here..and really.. is MY Number 1 for 2013!

Before I write anything or say anything I want to NOTE: Yes I am still working on Skyward Sword…for the wii. It has been moved from part 2 of my article to now part 3… Part one can be found here…Click Here…and here we go!

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So like many of you I actually waited till 12 pm on November 22 with my 3DS Ready and willing to Download The Legend of Zelda A Link Between worlds. I had seen before hand some articles explaining how it would be a sequel to probably my favorite in the series “A Link to the past” so naturally I was EXCITED. With many things I get excited about my hopes held high, my mind was open, and really once again I was blown away by how great a job Nintendo did.

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Now to begin with this game screams ” A Link to the past Remake”. At this point having finished it in under 24 hours (Like I have done with Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess) this game held no exception to keeping me driven, engaged, and most of all ENTERTAINED!  The graphics are beautiful and the feel really does hold on to that Zelda feel I haven’t had since 1992. Much of the game I felt like I was young again playing it. From the amazing musical scores, to the very cool puzzles that drive the game. A Link between worlds is really something to enjoy and over all returns my faith back to Nintendo as a company that knows exactly what to give its fans.

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The game takes place several years after the events of A Link to the past and is filled with lots of little Easter Eggs. The Characters represented are lovable, Dangerous, and more often then not hold a odd tone to them. It reveals a very dark under tone to it but present it in a very lighthearted way. While simple in design having a action button for your items, slash and shield button, the touch screen menu is very simplistic and represents the game very well.

Honestly I can’t think of any Zelda fan that would be disappointed with this game. (Especially an older timer like myself who has been waiting for an amazing Zelda game like this one.) It was well worth the price of 39.99 on the eshop and really if you haven’t played a zelda game since 1992…YOU NEED TO PLAY THIS ONE!

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Currently I am coming back from my week Vacation in Texas. I haven’t even landed in New York yet so I figure I will review something new that I purchased and been pretty addicted to since I  bought it..on the 3ds.. Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition!

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My interest in the series dropped off A LONG LONG time ago. So before I go on with this stuff everyone should know that the last street fighter game I played was Super Street fighter 2 HD Remix.. for the ps3 which was fun and all but really having HD Graphics didn’t change much for the game itself.  I really didn’t pay much of any mind to street fighter 3 or 4 for that matter…But I seen it on the 3ds awhile ago..and figured if I can find it for cheaper then 15 bucks I would buy it.. So I did.. and really I can’t say anything about it disappoints.

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Now if you have never played a street fighter game…SHAME ON YOU…but anyway..this would probably be the best one to play. Why? Well because it’s made super simple. You have 3 punches, 3 Kicks, you hold back for block and here is the interesting part.. the Touch screen actually adds 4 extra buttons that allow you to preform special movies and combos.. So your not without that disadvantage of having no clue how to do something cool… HOWEVER.. it should be noted that its only 2 special moves and 2 combos.. so if you really want to learn a character your probably best off looking up the moves because more can be gained from it…

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The other cool thing about it is that the 3d does work really well.. and it has a special point of from behind “sort of like 3rd person” which is really easy to use.. it adds a level of depth but can be annoying after awhile.. personally traditional mode works best for me.. and really its street fighter.. and honestly.. it hasn’t change much at all since the 90’s… the gameplay combos I knew from 92 work today…so really the experience hasn’t changed much at all.. YES it has some added combos and characters… but really that’s pretty much what your paying for.. the characters and the very short..sometimes goofy stories that are in the game..

Personally for less then 15 bucks you can’t go wrong with a fighting game… especially one that plays this well and really is a ton of fun to play… its no mortal kombat but it sure is fun to play…XD