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Top 10 Scary Games For The Nintendo Switch

January 29, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 22 Comments

Top 10 Scary Games For The Nintendo Switch


Plants are really farming us, feeding us oxygen
and becoming food until the day we die, when they then consume us. Greetings gamers and welcome back to top 10
gaming. I’m your host connor munro and I’ve killed
santa. If you’re new here or haven’t yet be sure
to hit like and subscribe because we put out daily gaming content. Nintendo has a reputation for being family
friendly, but with the release of the Nintendo switch several companies have been looking
to get their games on the handheld console. So which switch games will make you wet the
bed for the rest of the week? That’s what we’re exploring with today’s
list of the Top 10 Scary Nintendo Switch Games. Roll the intro. #10 Doom Eternal
Doom eternal may not be your classic version of horror, but for those who find blood, guts
and gore worrying this may not be for you. Or it can be if you’re into it. Doom is set to be released on March 20th on
every system but the Switch, the switch is set to release sometime in 2020. Bethesda teased monsters who will be able
to lose chunks of their bodies and get more damaged over time while visually representing
it. So for those with a weak stomach or if you’re
faint of heart maybe this is the right scary game for you. The game is set to be around 70 or 80 dollars
on release and in all honesty that’s a hefty sum for a game. And it sucks that games are these prices at
this point. Can I go on a mini rant for a second, who
is the main demographic for video games? Teenagers I’d say right? Even if games are rated mature that’s still
17+. Sure maybe these people have jobs, but are
they really going to spend 80+ dollars on a game when their making minimum wage at the
local McDonalds? I guess so since they’re still pricing games
that high. I just think it’s unethical and grossly
overcharging. #9 Observer
Observer manages to craft an impressive horror experience on the switch that is just the
right amount. You can experience more horror if you let
yourself experience the imagery and sounds added to the game instead of constantly using
detective vision, but I understand that things can be overwhelming. The game fares much better when you play hand
held, as the technological tightrope of this port kinda falls off sometimes while docked. But the sheer amount of ambition will for
sure make up for any slight glitches you experience in gameplay. This may not be a classic horro experience
with jumpscares and horrific monsters, but it will for sure leave you on edge, uneasy
and full of dread. If you think you can handle it the game is
available on the switch eshop for 30 dollars, and can get you up to 150 points. Whatever that means. #8 Resident Evil Revelations Collection
The resident evil series is one of the earliest survival horror games. So obviously its gonna be on the switch. The resident evil revelations collection includes
both the original 3ds revelations game and revelations 2. The game has a weird set up of you buy the
game, it comes with the cartridge for 1 and you just download 2 but whatever. And it provides some excellent over-the-shoulder
scares, along with your normal scares that you would expect from a resident evil title. And since it’s the switch you get added
portability and with the new motion controls being available through the switch is going
to give you an even more intense emotional experience than ever before making sure you’ll
get terrified at the first sight of anything that goes bump in the night. Not to mention the other switch exclusive
features the game comes with, proving that the switch is the definitive console for Resident
Evil Games. #7 Layers of Fear Legacy
Layers of Fear Legacy is a psychological and psychedelic horror game about an insane painter
who is working on his Magnum Opus. Through his paintings learn the dark and twisted
story of his past while gathering carefully crafted personal items. As you travel the same route through the house
over and over again you’ll slowly start to go mad yourself, and when things start
changing it will throw you for even more of a loop. Eventually it gets so bad that you don’t
even know if you’re seeing the right thing. Was that candle lit before? Was that painting ripped? Was that chair on the other side of the room
or has it always been there? You will never truly know with this game,
and that’s the beauty. Your mind will get so twisted you’ll be
put in the shoes of the painter you’re learning about. And while you discover his true motive you’ll
be asking yourself if this really is true, or if it’s the house screwing with you. #6 Darkwood
Darkwood in an interesting game, it’s a challenging survival horror game that doesn’t
rely on jump scares. They even go as far as to guarantee no jump
scares and instead use an atmospheric horror experience that creates a feeling of tension
without cheap horror tricks. So for those of you who find jump scares to
be annoying but still want a horror experience, maybe you should keep an eye on this game. Craft weapons, traps, hideouts as you explore
and scavenge the eerie forests of the soviet bloc by day, and make sure you have a hideout
ready for night. With nightmarish forces corrupting the woods,
wait and pray for the sun to come up the next morning. Or you could leave the forest and instead
get a job and eventually an apartment of your own. And I’m sure that if you told your parents
you were being forced to sleep in a forest with nightmarish forces corrupting it, you’d
be able to stay in the basement for a while. #5 Friday the 13th
For all of those with dark fantasies they only talk about in therapy let me tell you,
you’re in for a treat. For the first time ever play as Jason Voorhees,
one of the most famous killers in horror. The game started off as purely multiplayer
but has added a single player mode for those of you who want to hone your skills at stalking
because you’ve been watching too much You. In this mode you can play new missions created
for the game as well as recreate some of your favorite scenes from the movies in the most
violent and bloody way possible. But as a counselor, oh boy are you in for
a tough time. For those of you brave enough to take on the
camp counselor role, you’ll be on a whole new level of stress when you realize the killer
is right around the corner, and is coming right for you. This game is an incredible multiplayer experience
and is amazing as a single player game as well. And its even better when you play with friends
because you can toy with them even more than usual. #4 Amnesia Collection
The collection contains three Amnesia titles, The Dark Descent, A Machine for Pigs and Justine. Experience the horror of all 3 games for the
price of one. The 30$ game available on the Nintendo Switch
Eshop is ready to make you drop your switch on the floor and hide under your blanket,
because we all know you’re playing this game at 2:30 am for some reason while lying
in bed totally not decent. So before you piss the bed remember that its
just a game. A game that is actually gonna make you forget
about everything from the past 3 years. If you don’t get it the game will give you
memory loss. Im sorry I couldn’t help it. With no way to defend yourself you’re stuck
going through the motions while you’re just there waiting to succumb to your inevitable
death or insanity. Or maybe even, memory loss. Oh I already made that joke? Well I guess I just had a case of Amnesia. There I said it. #3 Dead by daylight
One of the most iconic multiplayer horror games of all time, in all honesty maybe even
the most iconic. There isn’t one person who hasn’t heard
of dead by daylight and that’s probably the reason the game came to the switch. Available for 40 dollars on the Nintendo switch
eshop, dead by daylight returns in all its glory but with the added ability of being
handheld. Spooky as hell guys im telling you. You and 3 other survivors go up against a
player controlled killer, who’s only goal is to make your life a living hell. You can choose to survive together, or not. You can co-operate and work together to win,
or just book it and get to the exit and wait for it to open. Your chances of survival will vary, so unless
you dominate on the death field you should probably help your team. But in all honesty I like this mechanic, it
makes the game realistic. If you were in this situation would you really
worry about helping your friend up if you saw the killer standing behind him, even if
he was looking away? Hell if it was a stranger im noping the hell
out of there. #2 Alien Isolation
When Ellen Ripley promised her 10 year old daughter that she would be home in time to
celebrate her 11th birthday, she was wrong. Now 25, Amanda Ripley learns that the flight
recorder from her mother’s ship was recovered, and decides to finally solve the mystery of
what happened to her mother. The only thing is that she doesn’t understand
what predator waits with her. And to it, she’s the only alien around. Guess this game is really about alien vs predator,
ill go home. This game is about stealth, unlike its predecessors
who were focused on more action oriented gameplay. The game pits you up against an unkillable
alien who is set on hunting you down. Learn his moves, use your environment and
hide in the shadows to get out alive. Can you find out what happened to your mother? This game comes with 7 DLCs including Last
Survivor, which is a recreation of Ellen Ripley’s Final mission on board the Nostromo. Anyone who is a fan of the alien series should
already be excited for this game and with it being available on a portable console now
you can play it in lecure when they’re talking but you just don’t care. Im kidding, stay in school. #1 Outlast: Bundle of Terror
In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. Really creative name. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill
was recently re-opened by the Murkff Corporation. While it may have been in secret, not anymore. Journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility. And what he discovers walks a dangerous line
between science and a cult. You continue to explore while discovering
the horrific scenes along the way, all in an attempt to get a story no other journalist
would. Do you have what it takes? Or is hell an experiment you cant survive? Because you wont be able to handle the DLC
Whistleblower in that case. Where you play as the software engineer who
emailed journalists about the asylum at the beginning of the game. Can you contain your terror? Will you break? Will you outlast the others who play? I really need to stop at this point. There we have it friends the Top 10 Scary
Games for The Nintendo Switch. What did you think of this list and what scary
games would you like to see on the switch? Let me know in the comments and while you’re
on your way down be sure to hit like and subscribe for daily gaming content and ring that bell
to join the clan and level up. I don’t exactly have a switch, I use my
roommate’s but maybe I should try one of these. Thank you all-

Hands-On Grammar: Games for Reinforcement

January 28, 2020 | Articles, Blog | No Comments

Hands-On Grammar: Games for Reinforcement


at the end of most units fun games consolidate the skills and concepts that students learned in the unit James encouraged collaboration among students and stimulate discussion teamwork and friendly competition game rules are always presented as a tab on the page in this game teams have to use the present progressive tense to complete the sentence frame with as many verbs as possible in two minutes to create logical and grammatically correct sentences every correct sentence lets the team move forward one space an incorrect or illogical sentence will cause the team to move back one space now let’s give it a try she is cooking a fish she is catching a fish she is eating a fish she is buying a fish now the next team presses the choose button to randomly show a new sentence in this game students use the correct pronoun to complete the sentence there can be more than one answer and the answer students choose depend on their game strategy the objective is for a team to move from one side of the board to the other side for example if you are the yellow team you need to put your counters from this end and make a connected path to the other end now let’s clear the board and try the game to place a counter on the board teams need to complete a sentence using a correct pronoun for example this sentence can be completed in many ways sit next to us at the concert submit to them at the concert so next to him at the concert sit next to her at the concert and sit next to me at the concert spot that tinctures depends on the path that they are creating

Arthur | Buster Finds Cousin Miles! | PBS KIDS

January 28, 2020 | Articles | No Comments


♪ ♪ Hey Buster, whatcha doing? Nothing. ♪ I see you ♪ ♪ You’re down there ♪ ♪ I see you ♪ ♪ You don’t care ♪ ♪ I see you ♪ ♪ You want to share? ♪ ♪ On the ground ♪ ♪ Make no sound ♪ ♪ It goes around ♪ ♪ You got a frown,
there’s something in your hair ♪ ♪ Hands in your pocket,
kicking the ground ♪ ♪ Head down when you walk,
it’s the only sound ♪ ♪ Your smile is wide
but turned down to the dirt ♪ ♪ Why do you hide? ♪ ♪ Did you get hurt? ♪ No! ♪ I’m on your side ♪ ♪ You’re wearing my shirt ♪ This is Ryder’s shirt. Yeah.
Where do you think he got it? I gave it to him. ♪ You’re coping
and you’re dealing with it ♪ ♪ Hoping, reeling every minute ♪ ♪ Concealing
and you need to spin it ♪ ♪ Feeling like
you’re kneeling in it ♪ What’s going on? I can’t find the swimming pond. I think it’s that way. Nope. Over there. Ryder and Arthur
left me behind. I mean, I get it. They’re cousins. And this is a family gathering
and I don’t really belong here. Why don’t you think you belong? Because I’m just a friend. I’m not family. I’m not related to anyone here. I’m not related
to anyone here either. You’re not? Nope. I grew up in Cleveland. But I’ve been here so long,
these people became my family. You don’t have to be
a blood relative to be family. ♪ Uncle, brother,
call me cousin ♪ ♪ Six of one, half a dozen ♪ ♪ Never mind the family tree ♪ ♪ There are many
kinds of family ♪ ♪ Sister, mister, auntie,
niece ♪ ♪ Can’t resist
the family feast ♪ ♪ When you’re hurt
or need a snack ♪ ♪ Here’s the shirt
right off my back ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Family is a state of mind ♪ ♪ So take your place,
relax, unwind ♪ ♪ If you look
I think you’ll see ♪ ♪ There are many kinds
of family. ♪ Thanks. I totally thought the pond
was over there. No, that’s the manure pit. ♪ I see you ♪ ♪ As you are ♪ ♪ I see you ♪ ♪ Come so far ♪ WOMAN:
♪ Come so far ♪
♪ I see you ♪ ♪ Raise the bar ♪ WOMAN:
♪ Raise the bar ♪
♪ You belong ♪ ♪ Come along, sing your song ♪ WOMAN:
♪ Sing your song ♪
♪ You are strong ♪ ♪ You’re a shooting star ♪ (grunts) (laughs)

Lenovo Y545 Gaming Laptop Benchmarks – 20 Games Tested!


The Lenovo Y545 gaming laptop is available
with decent mid range specs, but just how well does it actually perform in games? I’ve
tested 20 different games at all setting levels and also compared it with other laptops to
help you decide if it’s worth it. The configuration I’ve got has an Intel
i7-9750H CPU, 85 watt Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics, 16gb of memory in dual channel, and a 15.6”
1080p 144Hz screen. It’s also available with different specs too, you can find examples
and updated prices linked in the description. The Lenovo Vantage software lets us select
different performance modes, I’ve done all testing with performance mode enabled for
best results. It also gives you the option of disabling hybrid mode, which basically
turns off Optimus and will improve performance in some games. We’ll only be covering gaming performance
in this video, so if you’re new to the channel, you’ll definitely want to get subscribed for
the full review which will include more information like thermals, battery life, overclocking
and more. Let’s start out by going through all games at all setting levels, then afterwards
we’ll see how the Y545 compares with some other laptops. Red Dead Redemption 2 was tested using the
game’s built in benchmark tool. High settings was still giving decent results, only just
below 60 FPS in this resource heavy game. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode,
and I’ve tested it with RTX on, shown by the green bars, and RTX off, shown by the
purple bars. With RTX on, the frame rates were on the lower side at ultra and high settings,
so there’s no real point using it at lower settings. In my opinion, it looked better
using ultra with RTX off while also performing much better too. Control was also tested with and without RTX,
I used the highest RTX settings and the results weren’t great regardless of setting level,
although it did look nice, I’d prefer the much higher frame rates with it off though. Apex Legends was tested with either all settings
at maximum, or all settings on the lowest possible values, as it doesn’t have predefined
setting presets. Even at max settings the average frame rates were quite good, while
minimum hit the 144 FPS frame cap, and there wasn’t much of a difference in 1% low performance. Call of Duty Modern Warfare was tested in
campaign mode, and I’ve also tested it with the settings either maxed out or at minimum.
Again I thought it was still playing fine even with max settings, still above 60 FPS,
with only a 20 FPS improvement at minimum. Borderlands 3 was tested using the game’s
built in benchmark, and the high setting preset was just able to hit 60 for average FPS, while
low and below was able to push beyond 100 FPS. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with
the built in benchmark, and the results were similar to many other 2060 laptops I’ve
tested, but we’ll see how the Y545 compares against other laptops in this game and more
soon. Ghost Recon Breakpoint was also tested with
the benchmark tool, and ultra settings were needed to average 60 FPS in this test, however
the 1% low was quite a bit lower comparatively, so a little lower would probably be a good
sweet spot. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature,
and as a less demanding game epic settings was almost able to average 100 FPS, while
high settings was closer to the refresh rate of the screen, with now 100 FPS for the 1%
low. Overwatch is another less demanding game and
was tested in the practice range. Again, even with the epic setting preset the average frame
rate is quite high, the 1% low was well above 100 FPS and even the average wasn’t far
off the screens refresh rate. CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark,
and the results are much better here when compared to most other laptops with similar
specs due to the option of disabling Optimus. Every time I test this game with a laptop
that only uses the Nvidia GPU without the Intel GPU getting in the way, the performance
is way up. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane,
and there was hardly any real measurable difference between the different setting levels, let
alone one you’d practically notice, so might as well just play with all settings at max. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark, where the high setting preset was hitting average frame rates above the
refresh rate of the screen with more than 100 FPS for the 1% low too. Metro Exodus was tested using the built in
benchmark, most parts of the game perform a fair bit better than this, so don’t take
these results as a good indication of what to expect throughout the entire game, it’s
more of a worst case. The Division 2 was also tested with the built
in benchmark, and although it was possible to average above 60 FPS at ultra settings,
the 1% low was around half this, so lower settings would likely be needed for a more
stable experience, but this seems pretty normal for this test. PUBG was tested using the replay feature.
The game was still getting decent frame rates at ultra settings, almost 100 FPS, while low
settings pushed passed the refresh rate of the screen, so a nice experience for a first
person shooter like this. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was tested with
the built in benchmark, and as a resource heavy game the frame rates weren’t that
high with the higher setting presets, but this is pretty standard for this game and
it doesn’t need super high FPS to play. Far Cry New Dawn was also tested with the
games benchmark, and the results are pretty similar compared to most other i7 based laptops
that I’ve tested on the channel. The Witcher 3 was playing alright at ultra
settings, however there was a decent improvement just by playing with high settings, and I
think the game still looks pretty good at high anyway. F1 2019 was tested using the game’s benchmark
tool, and although max settings had decent average FPS, the 1% low performance was down
substantially, however stepping down just one level to high increased performance significantly. Let’s also take a look at how this config
of the Lenovo Y545 compares with other laptops, use these results as a rough guide only as
they were tested at different times with different drivers. In Battlefield 5 I’ve got the Y545 highlighted
in red near similarly specced machines. It’s a little ahead of a couple of other RTX 2060
laptops I’ve previously tested, however the MSI GE65 was noticeably higher, however
that one is overclocked by default and also has a higher GPU power limit of 90 watts. These are the results from Far Cry 5 with
ultra settings in the built in benchmark. The results were similar to the last game,
where it was a little ahead of the Triton 500 and Scar II with same 2060 graphics below
it, and again the GE65 was out in front, but still not quite as good as the Helios 300
with lower specs as that’s tuned very well out of the box. These are the results from Shadow of the Tomb
raider with the built in benchmark at highest settings. Similar to the other two games,
it was a little ahead of the two 2060 machines below it, but not able to get close to the
GE65 which was performing very well for a 2060 based laptop. Overall the performance wasn’t that impressive
considering the RTX 2060 graphics, I tested the Y7000 with GTX 1660 Ti just before this
one, and in most games the difference in performance was only a couple of FPS. This seems to be
due to thermal limitations that exist with the Y545, but I’ll cover that in depth in
an upcoming video. I’ve compared the GTX 1660 Ti with the RTX
2060 in another video without the throttling limitation, and found that on average the
2060 was 14% faster, so it doesn’t seem like we’re getting the full use out of the
2060 here, granted at the same time this 2060 runs up to 85 watts, while many others go
up to 90 watts. I guess due to thermal constraints they weren’t able to push this one up to
the typical 90 we usually see in many other 2060 based machines. That said, it was still
beating the Triton 500 and Scar II with 2060, granted I’ve only got data for the older
8th gen models. Let me know what you thought of the gaming
performance from the Lenovo Y545 gaming laptop down in the comments, and if you’re new
to the channel consider getting subscribed for the full review to see everything this
gaming laptop has to offer.

Rule 1: Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games

January 27, 2020 | Articles, Blog | No Comments

Rule 1: Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games


Hello, I’m Nicholas Lovell from GAMESbrief, and
welcome to the Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games. The first rule for making a successful
free-to-play game is “make it fun”. It shouldn’t need to be said – but it does. Too many conferences and too many people designing
free-to-play games think it’s all about the tricks and the psychological techniques to make
people do what you want. Those things have their place, as they
do in traditional game design, but the heart of a free to play game is that
it’s a game. So make it fun. This picture is what I find fun, which is sailing with two under-threes and a
bearded man. That may not be your definition of fun! Whatever you find fun, you should find a way to ensure that your
game reflects those same feelings you have when you are having fun and
give that joy to your players. If you’ve enjoyed this video, download the full eBook from Amazon Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games,
by Rob Fahey and Nicholas Lovell.