ESH | Ultimate Chicken Horse Review

Grow­ing up in a highly com­pet­i­tive house, I’ve grown into a fair bit of anx­i­ety when it comes to com­pet­i­tive games. Find­ing one that man­ages to feel just as fun whether you win or lose is rare, but Ulti­mate Chicken Horse nails it. I can’t tell you the num­ber of times play ses­sions devolved into the entire room laugh­ing as the ridicu­lous­ness of the stages grow each round. Com­ing newly to the PS4, Ulti­mate Chicken Horse is one of the best couch com­pet­i­tive expe­ri­ences avail­able on the con­sole which can be enjoyed by the whole family.


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Friday Night Stream | Friday the 13th: The Game


Join me for some camper-murdering action at 8pm EST! Feel free to com­ment on this post directly or head off to my Twitch Page to chat with me as I play!

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GOTY 2016 | Number 8 — Overwatch

An out­side observer might have expected Over­watch to be sig­nif­i­cantly higher on my game of the year list. The actual truth is that this game exist­ing on my list at all is a tes­ta­ment to how well it does its job. I can count on one hand the num­ber of multiplayer-focused games I’ve got­ten into over the years. Bliz­zard takes any con­cept they work on and pol­ish it to a high sheen and Over­watch is no excep­tion. Not only are the char­ac­ters tons of fun to see and play with, but the whole game feels a lot more friendly and inclu­sive than oth­ers of its kind. It’s easy to get into, dif­fi­cult to mas­ter and cel­e­brates all of the play­ers with­out putting any­one down in the process.


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ESH | Three is the Jackbox Charm

Rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing local mul­ti­player by allow­ing smart­phones to be used as con­trollers, The Jack­box Party Pack has been a sta­ple for nearly every party I’ve thrown since it came out. None of the col­lec­tions had been per­fect yet though, as there were always a few duds in each pack. Sport­ing the best selec­tion of games yet, The Jack­box Party Pack 3 is now avail­able and might just be the selec­tion I boot up here on out when­ever I have folks over. Sport­ing four brand new games along­side my per­sonal favorite return­ing game, let’s break each of them down one by one in no par­tic­u­lar order.


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ESH | Disco Dodgeball Brings Dodgeball Back to Gaming

Not only a mouth­ful, Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodge­ball is an amaz­ing Early-Access mul­ti­player expe­ri­ence. I have not, in a long time, got­ten that sucked into play­ing match after match of any com­pet­i­tive mul­ti­player game. With fist-pumping music, diverse match types and psy­che­delic visu­als, this is one of the most promis­ing games to enter the Early Access program.


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ESH | Calculating the Value of Games

Value is one of the most sub­jec­tive con­cepts in the world and thus can be dif­fi­cult to nail down. Some­thing that might be of great value to one per­son can just as eas­ily be a ter­ri­ble deal for some­one else. Spurned by the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, this is a topic that has been dis­cussed fre­quently in the last week. There is a sys­tem which I use to judge how much value some­thing has in rela­tion to the amount of time is spent enjoy­ing it. I’d like to share that with you today, but know that you may not agree with it, and that’s per­fectly okay, it’s just some­thing that has worked for me in the past.


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