Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal Impressions and Opinions

Shockingly, it’s been a whole week since Bungie finally held their long anticipated livestream reveal for Destiny 2. Many questions were finally answered as fans from around the globe got to see the game in action for the first time, learn more about all of the changes and new content in the game, and even go hands on with the title.

No, I was not one of the lucky few to do that.

I was originally planning on writing something sooner, but I wanted to give myself some more time to let the details sink in and process in my head a bit. Obviously, I’m a fan of the game, but I do recognize the many blemishes that came with the first game. In fact, I’ve written about it quite often.

With Destiny 2, there was this hope that Bungie would finally be able to essentially right the wrongs of the first game by providing an experience that aligned more with the vision and expectations set at the start.

So, what this reveal everything that fans like me wanted? Did they manage to satisfy my Destiny 2 wishlist?

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Gamer Crash Predicts E3 2017: The Third Party Developers

Continuing on our E3 2017 prediction journey, today we’re taking a closer look at all of the various third party companies out there. It’s a lot of ground to cover for sure, so I’m going to try and stick to the major companies.

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We all know Red Dead Redemption 2 is a thing that is hopefully coming sometime later this year (2018 now!), but Rockstar seems to have an aversion to all things E3 so I’m not sure we’ll be seeing it at the show, rather in its own separate event. Who knows, perhaps we could get a trailer or something?

I’m also fully expecting to see CD Projekt RED finally reveal Cyberpunk 2077 as well. That game has been in development for what seems like ages and you’d have to think that the fan favorite studio is finally in a state where they can show off something.

So I’ve gone ahead and lumped many of the bigger companies together into one post. Here’s what I’m thinking for Ubisoft, EA, Activision, and Bethesda.

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Saturday Video Round Up: May 14 – 20

Saturday is once again here and so to is a brand new edition of the Video Round Up. You know, the weekly post that gathers and collects the best trailers and videos from the past week. Here’s just a few things on tap for this week.

For many, it doesn’t get much bigger than Destiny 2. After months of waiting, Bungie finally held their much anticipated event, showing off the first ever gameplay along with sharing a ton of details. While this isn’t a recap, I did grab as much video content for you as I could. Have a look for yourself below the jump.

Next week kicks off the latest event for the still massively popular shooter, Overwatch. This one is a little more special than previous ones however as it marks the one year anniversary of the game. While Blizzard hasn’t quite revealed the details for the Anniversary event, a new trailer was released to remind you just how much the game has evolved over the past 12 months and how it has impacted the fanbase.

I’ve also got new videos for Injustice 2, Splatoon 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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Gamer Crash Predicts E3 2017: Sony

Missed the first prediction post? Catch up here!

As we continue our look into the future at E3 2017, today’s post focuses on Sony, who pretty much continues to be a sales wrecking ball. As of now, momentum is with them, though with Microsoft readying their super console, what sort of counter does Sony have up their sleeves? Short answer: games.

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I have to give them credit, Sony really knows how to play up to the audience. It’s something they’ve mastered over the past few years, revealing a lot of core titles that resonate with their fan base. I’d be surprised if that didn’t continue even if the company doesn’t have a new piece of hardware to show off like their competitor.

Plan to see a very heavy software focused show, something I’m sure will please most fans. Here’s what I’m predicting:

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Gamer Crash Predicts E3 2017: Microsoft

I don’t know about you, but 2017 has been flying by. It’s already the middle of May, which blows my mind as it feels like the year just started. With E3 right around the corner, it’s time to busty out my crystal ball and try to peer into the near future to predict what you and I will be seeing at the big show.

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First up are the boys and girls in green. I don’t need to tell you that Project Scorpio will be Microsoft’s primary focus this year, we’ve known about that for what seems like ages at this point. Expect to finally see the actual finalized hardware along with a price and release date.

Still, for many people tuning in however, the real draw will be seeing actual gameplay running on the machine and I have a feeling Microsoft has plenty of software to show off as well.

Hardware aside, here’s what I’m thinking will be on stage with Microsoft this year:

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Saturday Video Round Up: May 7 – 13

Welcome to the weekend everybody! It’s now time for a brand new edition of the Saturday Video Round Up, which brings you the best trailers and gameplay from the week that was. Here’s a small sample of what’s waiting for you below the jump.

While these past few months have given fans plenty of new character and story based trailers, this supersized one from the past week covers pretty much every single thing you need to know about the DC fighting game. From characters, to gameplay, to gear, and everything in between, it’s your last real look at the game before Injustice 2 launches on Tuesday.

It’s been a while since we heard from Volition, but the studio known for Saints Row and Red Faction is introducing players to the Agents of Mayhem. Could this be an evolved version of the open world chaos of Saints Row? Volition isn’t saying.

I’ve also got new videos for Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Call of Duty Black Ops III, and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

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Mass Effect Andromeda Final Thoughts – Colonizing My Heart

Last week, I wrapped up my journey in Mass Effect Andromeda after 69 hours of playtime, a number that really surprised me. I knew I had been playing the game for a while and of course going in I knew it was intended to be a long experience, but I didn’t expect to see a number quite that high.

While thegame certainly had some flaws here and there, I thought Mass Effect Andromeda is a wonderful addition to the franchise. I loved the change in tone, where your character is a Pathfinder and not a former spec ops solider leading a last ditch effort to save humanity. Here, your job is to essentially explore and find new worlds to colonize, rather than race the clock to stop a galaxy ending threat. The gameplay and mission structure clearly follows that theme as you explore new potential habitats and work to make them viable for colonization.

That’s not to say there isn’t a threat however, as you will be going up some truly detestable villains. Check out my previous post for more thoughts on the story and gameplay impressions.

For now, here are my final thoughts in the matter.

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