I don’t know why I drop $60 every year on what seemed to be the same damn game with a shiny new coat of paint. But to be honest, I don’t care. Every year there’s just enough polish to add to the excitement of bashing another wrestler oner the head with a chair. I CAN’T WAIT!!!
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XCom is one of my favorite game franchises of all time. So when the creators of the franchise decided to build a new franchise of 4X strategy games, you know I had to try and jump on it. Luckily. I have access to a Windows Gaming platform so I’m not constrained by Mac games. But I’m debating if I’ll sign up for early access now or wait for the June 2019 full game release.
I have a set amount of money I can use for subscriptions. And I put a few of those $15/month services on hold so that I can check out Shadow, a credible virtual gaming platform. I’m sonic it solely to play WWE 2K19 from anywhere. Normally $50/month, I’m taking advantage of the Christmax deal and doing a month for $26.
Cloud gaming has been an unrealized for a decade. And even though this Show cloud gaming service seems too good to be true, a lot of the real world reviews suggest this is the real deal. $35 gets you a fully functional Windows gaming PC in the cloud. You get full Windows 10 so you can download steam and play games on your desktop/laptop (Windows AND Mac), and your mobile tablet and phone. The subscription price seems pretty steep, but I’m really considering trying this out!
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If you haven’t heard me say it before, I am a Civilization Lifer. That means I’ve been playing this game since its inception. We use to have network Civ matches that spanned entire weekends with only bathroom and food brakes. From the days when it first appeared on the Mac, I’ve owned every version that was available. That extended to the Xbox when Civilization Revolution (a stripped down console version) was launched. And even though I put 100’s of hours in Civ Rev, it didn’t have the deep playability the original game had. Revolution was then ported to iOS for the iPhone and iPad and I enjoyed that. But it wasn’t until the full version of Civilization VI was brought to iOS that I got very excited! Initially, it was only available for the most recent iPads (with enough horsepower to handle the massive graphics), and now we got it on the iPhone. I have an iPhone XS Max so it runs beautifully. I’m about to waste a lot of commuter hours trying to get Ghandi from blowing up my lands with nukes.
One of the coolest things about the Xcom franchise is how much replayability you get. XCOM 2 was released in 2016 and two years later, Firaxis is dropping new content to keep the game going. The Tactical Legacy Pack DLC adds more weapons, gear and missions to keep an already awesome game going for another few months.. or at least until they can reveal XCOM 3’s release.
XCom 2 has been one of my primary video games since it came out in 2016. There’s so much to do and so many ways the narrative could go, the replay value of huge. And when it started getting a little repetitive, Firaxis Games and Feral Interactive released the DLC War of. The Chosen a year later, which tweaked the gameplay and added new elements where it should’ve just been marketed at XCom 3. A year later, I’m about to replay through W0fC for my 8th time, when I stumbled across YouTube CaptainShack‘s video on converting the game with a Star Wars theme. It’s just a munch of community mods folks have created, but combined the right way, they game should basically give us that Star Wars 4X game a lot of us have been waiting for.
Another year, another WWE 2K game. I’ve own every WWE franchise game ever put out. And I’m going to own this next installment. Its become for me what the Madden franchise for other folks. It’s pretty much feels like just a roster update at this point, but it’s become a tradition for me.
Like the first one, State of Decay 2 has become a life-draining evil. Initially, I wasn’t a fan of the updated gameplay. I’ve played the initial game and all it’s DLC so much I just wanted a new skin and new maps for the game I loved. Expanded base maintenance, needing to have gas for your car, specialized character traits… it seemed like way too much functionality for a game I just wanted to kill zombies and loot houses. But after a week or so of focused playing, I’m realizing I LOVE THIS GAME. Being a person who loves 4X games, I love all the things you need to balance to survive. There’s nothing like building up a character for hours and then suffering the loss of watching them die at the hands of a juggernaut.