Smashed Rook Live | Until Dawn Parts 4–6

Clos­ing out the first six, slightly echoey, episodes of Until Dawn the action is really start­ing to ramp up and the stakes are get­ting even higher! I’ve greatly enjoyed the game up to this point and there are even more sur­prises in stock for the upcom­ing, absolutely echo­less, episodes. Keep your eyes peeled here for more videos and check out my YouTube chan­nel for daily uploads! There might even be extra ones for the week­end! Stay tuned…

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The Platinum Diaries | Terminator Salvation

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Why This Game?

This is a pretty sim­ple ques­tion to answer: It has an uncom­pli­cated tro­phy list. Basi­cally, there are tro­phies through­out the game that pop occa­sion­ally and are unmiss­able. The only excep­tion to this rule is the tro­phy for beat­ing the game on hard which, mer­ci­fully, can be done on a sin­gle play-through. This par­tic­u­lar game is actu­ally a fairly com­mon game in con­ver­sa­tions about gain­ing easy plat­inums, which is why I gave it a shot.

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Smashed Rook Live | Until Dawn Parts 1–3

I have been look­ing for­ward to Until Dawn since the big shift in its devel­op­ment hap­pened. The major crux of this game is that all of your deci­sions can lead to a very dif­fer­ent out­come, so my thought was to save my entire first play though so that you all can either watch or com­pare with your par­tic­u­lar run. Either way, instead of the Wednes­day Night Stream tonight, let me present you with the first 3 parts of my Until Dawn run. Enjoy!

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The Platinum Diaries | Trine 2 (PS3)

PlatinumTrine2 Why This Game? The plat­inum require­ments for this game baf­fles me. Pretty much all of them are skill-based, all but one of the tro­phies are gold and you don’t even have to fin­ish the game. In short, to answer the orig­i­nal ques­tion, this one is seemed very quick. Cau­tion: This is refer­ring only to the orig­i­nal PS3 release and not Trine 2: Com­plete Story that is also avail­able for the PS4. Con­tinue read­ing

ESH | ‘Legacy of the Duelist’ Is Nostalgic and Needy

Trad­ing card games were kind of my thing when I was grow­ing up. I dab­bled in Magic: The Gath­er­ing and even man­aged to get creamed in a few Poké­mon tour­na­ments. It wasn’t until I tried out the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game that I really hit my stride. I’ve long since been out of it, but in my day I won a few tour­na­ments and even got ver­i­fied as a judge. As such, I was excited to try out the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist game from Kon­ami. Mak­ing the lore of the TV series the focus, the game has some great ideas, but is being held back by a few issues.

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ESH | ‘A Knight to Remember’ Proves Sierra Is Still King

Legacy can be a dif­fi­cult thing to deal with when a video game series hasn’t been around in a very long time. The Odd Gen­tle­men stepped into the ring with the mon­u­men­tal task of bring­ing the King’s Quest series back after a very long break. I’m pleased to report that they’ve knocked it out of the prover­bial park with King’s Quest: A Knight to Remem­ber. Sport­ing a gor­geous art-style, a lov­able cast of char­ac­ters, stun­ning music and a lot of heart, this game is the return to form that the King’s Quest series deserves.

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ESH | Map Out Adventure With ‘The Fafnir Knight’

In spite of what oth­ers might tell you, the real use of graph paper has always been scrawl­ing out maps of dun­geons for a plucky group of explor­ers to inves­ti­gate. Since its incep­tion in 2007, the Etrian Odyssey series has drawn upon this con­cept. Task­ing play­ers with not only tra­vers­ing a mys­te­ri­ous labyrinth, but also draw­ing the map from scratch as they go. After a series of games in the series, Atlas has started releas­ing remakes of the orig­i­nal titles with one major addi­tion: an offi­cial story mode. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is the sec­ond of these remakes and adds some great new fea­tures to an already fun game.

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