Pokemon Go Trailer
The Effect of Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go is a social phenomenon, but it could be so much better! While addictive, there are so many problems that prevent it from becoming the new standard in mobile gaming. It’s impossible for you not to have noticed the effect of Pokemon Go, even if you know nothing about it: parks being suddenly populated by tens, if not hundreds of people; people staring at their phones, walking back and forth and swiping up every so often (is it the swipe that separates Pokemon Go players from other phone zombies, or the walking back and forth?); bodies being found in the middle of nowhere; and people driving into trees. The effect that this one game has is staggering — it’s literally affecting people’s safety!
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Do you like Michael Fassbender? He’s starring in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie! It’s hard to dislike him, to be honest. He’s good looking, charismatic, and the leader of the Brotherhood of Mutants. Oh, wait, that’s Magneto.
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Overwatch is out! Overwatch is a class-based first-person shooter. It’s good, but even if you’re not into gaming or Overwatch, I highly recommend you watch the short videos below — they’re Pixar-esque! Here’s an example (not real gameplay, but oh so good):
Overwatch Animated Short: Recall
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Dawn of War 3 Announcement Trailer
Dawn of War 1 was the game that introduced me to the Warhammer 40k universe all the way back in 2004! Fun fact: when Blizzard couldn’t get the rights/licensing to make a game based on the 40k universe, they changed the races slightly and voila, Starcraft was born. Of course, Starcraft is now the more popular IP, so one could argue that Games Workshop (owner of 40k) lost out. But then comes Starcraft 2 and its expansions; Starcraft 2 became the spiritual successor of Starcraft 1’s multiplayer, but completely
shat on ruined the story and lore of Starcraft with Raynor, Kerrigan, and the Xel’Naga becoming caricatures of themselves.
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The Division is a game that is best described as a third-person combination of Diablo 3, Borderlands 2, and Destiny. The game is set in New York after a lab-created virus injected onto paper bills get circulated on Black Friday. What’s interesting about the plot is that it’s based on an actual simulation by the U.S. government codenamed Operation Dark Winter. The Division is an organization of sleeper agents who are activated in times of emergency when all else fails.
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While stuck in bed, I became especially grateful for a few things: my family, modern medicine, and video games. My family had to take care of me and bring me meals around the clock, and for that, I’ll forever be grateful, even if it can get a bit strained between me and my mom. Modern medicine deserves its props too, cause I can’t imagine how much worse it’d be if there was no ACL reconstruction surgery — I’d be restricted to walking for the rest of my life!
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