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GWENT: The Witcher Card Game | This Week in GWENT 06.12.2019


Hey everyone, Paweł Burza here, I’m the Community Manager for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and this is TWIG, or This Week in GWENT — a weekly show in which we talk everything GWENT! This week we had the roadmap stream, where we talked about what we achieved this year as well as our plans for 2020! If you missed it, you can check it out here on our YouTube channel! If you saw the live stream you’ve heard that we plan to discontinue support for the console versions of the game. You can read the full message by going to the news section on playgwent.com misterhabbla1 created the ultimate video guide for beginners where he highlights all of the decks and archetypes for every faction! Mind=blow! We’ll link the video down in the description below this video Team Leviathan Gaming have updated their 10th meta report for the second time this month! If you’re working on your final climb on the ladder be sure to check out what are best deck to play right now! We’ll link the report below this video! That’s it for this weeks TWiG, see you again next week!

GTA Online Best Vehicle Discounts (5th December 2019) – GTA 5 Weekly Car Sales Guide #15


Hello everyone I’m Broughy1322 and in this
video I’ll be going over the various vehicle discounts that are now active in GTA Online
as of Thursday 5th December 2019. All of these are gonna be available for an unknown number
of weeks as things can get slightly topsy turvy with a new DLC on the horizon. The podium vehicle this week is the Flash
GT, which can be won by spinning the Lucky Wheel in the Casino. It’s in the Sports class,
normally costs around 1.7 million dollars, and feels like it was an inevitable inclusion
to the podium vehicle list given how often it’s on discount to buy. It’s one of the quickest
cars in the game in an off-road situation but it has been slightly usurped by the recent
Issi Sport. For regular races it isn’t going to compete with the top sports cars. The Premium Race this week is Congenstion
Charge, which is an old style point to point race for the Supers class. The Deveste Eight
is probably your best bet for this one, mixing high top speed with decent cornering ability
in what will be largely a slipstream fest of a race. Also, the Regular Time Trial this
week is the new Galileo Park, with the RC Time Trial being Vespucci Beach. In terms of regular vehicle discounts, we’ve
got a pretty standard selection and you should probably keep your money with a new DLC coming
very soon, unless you see something that you’ve been waiting for for a while. There’s 25%
off the Thrax plus 35% off the S80RR, RE-7B, Rocket Voltic, and Elegy Retro Custom (which
is created in Bennys by driving in a regular Elegy RH8 and upgrading it, even though it’s
actually slower than the RH8). There’s also 40% off the ETR1, GP1, GB200, Omnis and Hotring
Sabre. The Omnis is the clear option to choose here, with it being a wonderful rally car
that’s beautiful to drive and now only costing a bargain 420,000 dollars. I’m of course in
no way biased. Did I ever tell you how much I like the Omnis? I don’t think I did. None
of the other cars are really worth it even at these prices if you’re thinking about races
or speed in general, with much quicker options available in each class. You can of course
find out the lap times and top speeds of all of the vehicles that I’ve mentioned here by
checking out the playlist links in the description and the pinned comment. In terms of discounts specifically for Twitch
Prime members who’ve linked their Rockstar Social Club accounts, it’s probably the best
week we’ve ever seen. There’s 80% off the Itali GTO, which is the king of the Sports
class for races in the majority of situations since the Casino DLC handling flag changes.
You can grab it for just under 400,000 dollars now instead of its usual most expensive regular
sports car price of just under 2 million. If you don’t already have one, now is the
time. There’s also 80% off the Schlagen GT which, while not on the pace of the top sports
cars, is still a very quick car and one of the very few cars from the Arena War DLC that
actually has a nice driving experience. An excellent buy for 260k. You’ll also get an
extra 10% off the regular discounts I mentioned earlier, making the amazing Omnis just 350,000
dollars. You can’t not get it at that price! Also if you do have Twitch Prime and you haven’t
already make sure you’re giving your free subscription to a Twitch streamer each month
as well. It doesn’t have to be me, but make sure you’re giving it to someone as you’re
basically supporting them with a $2.50 donation without any extra cost to you. I’ll be back with more next week where I’ll
most likely be covering the latest DLC, testing new cars and seeing what has changed, as well
as seeing what we still have to come. Feel free to subscribe and turn on notifications
so you don’t miss it. Thanks a lot for watching everyone, and I’ll see you next time.


what’s up everybody this is your boy
grid the Gama holic and I’m excited because one of the console giveaways
have just ended but I’m still giving away three more console giveaways
absolutely for free I want to say thank you everybody who’s been participating
I’m being a lot of positive feedback on the new software I’ve been using so I’m
gonna keep using this one but I have the 19 finalists for the last console
giveaway so if your name is at the bottom in the description or in the
comments you will see there’s 19 winners pick 19 finalists pick one of these
people is gonna want a free console of their choice but I need to pick one more
name that’s gonna be on the next episode I’m gonna pick one more name that’s
going to be the 20th finalist and then I’m gonna pick one of those 20 people
and one of those 20 people is gonna be able to win a PlayStation 4 Xbox 1s or a
Nintendo suite so if you see your name below you’re already a finalist if you
don’t see your name don’t worry it’s not too late you may become a finalist on
the next episode all right so the other three free console giveaways one of them
is for the actual referral giveaway so basically if you invite friends to this
giveaway if one of your friends win a console you win a console the link is in
the below to sign up and again that’s console giveaways 1 & 2 you’ll see it in
the link and again that’s free of charge and then the other free console giveaway
for those people who want to be a tech subscriber you’ll get text messages when
I have new episodes or new entry possibilities and you’ll get bonus entry
texts as well for the other console giveaways but text the word epic to the
phone number that’s in the description to become a Texas Fryeburg data rate and
text messaging rates do apply so if you don’t get free text messages I don’t
advise you being in that because they don’t cost your money all right
and then lastly I want to give a shout out and and also a shout out to my new
members they just signed up in the month of November but also I do a console
giveaway strictly for my paying members who pay a membership fee of at least $5
enough you can sign up at any time you can cancel anytime
typically the cars discharged on the first of the month and again is the only
$5 for the one console giveaway but I’m gonna continue to add another console
giveaway for those people who pay $20 on them but I’m gonna get into that in just
a second so the first cons of us are the first shoutout I want to say hey thank
you welcome in the month of November we got actually Rodriguez as a Premium
Member so shout outs you actually thanks for the love and support we got cement
the Lydon’s thank you so much appreciate you we got men mande made you know she’s
actually a $10 subscriber so again thank you shout out for you I appreciate you
we have Phil written or return sorry I mispronounced your name but Phil I
appreciate you and then lastly we have see Glinda Foley
she is a twenty dollar membership member and she actually won a church to receive
their shirt not too long ago but again thanks for the love and support in being
a twenty dollar member now I just posted right today
the member console giveaway so you have until the fifth to take the quiz now how
the membership console giveaways work you take a monthly quiz it’s just random
trivia it give you math science about video games history sports it’s all
random and it could be anywhere between five and ten questions each quiz but
each quit I’m sorry each question you get right will be entries towards the
member exclusive console giveaway right now I want to stab about a good 25
members 20 no I’m sorry 27 members and that giveaway so you’re canceling to win
is very high you have until the fifth of the month to sign up to be a part of
this giveaway cuz this giveaway ends on the fifth but again I’m gonna do another
one every single month so if you sign up after the fifth that would be for the
month of December the one that ends on the fifth is the one for the month of
the November so sign up if you can to get is only five bucks you can go
month-to-month or you could just do it for one month this however you want to
do it the link is in the description click the link and at the bottom it’ll
say sign up to be a member now for the $20 members again I appreciate
each and every one of you guys right now I have five $20 memberships so for those
people who are twenty on the membership once I get to ten once I get to ten
members I’m gonna give away a console strictly to those people who pay $20 a
month so if I get to ten this month then I’m going to do another drawing with
those same tribute questions but strictly for those people who are tween
our membership so right now there’s only five if I get five more you literally
have basically you only be competing with ten other people so you’re never
gonna get better eyes than this on anything ever I’m talking about the
lottery I’m talking about any other people’s giveaways so if you got 20
bucks signup even if it’s just for this month that’s fine but I’m gonna try to
do that monthly as long as if I have ten members to sign up so right now have
five so if you want to be one of those new five people go ahead and sign up but
with that being said if you have any questions let me know but I appreciate
y’all I love y’all sign them for all the free giveaways or the member giveaways
at the bottom and I will talk to you guys soon yeah that’s all I got I love
y’all it’s been an exciting day all right y’all peace

BEST Nintendo, Xbox, and PS4 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!!


– Today’s video is sponsored by Raycon. That time of the year is upon us, again where everyone is
gonna start throwing elbows at each other to get
the best deals possible. (crowd yelling) Well that’s right, Black
Friday is on it’s way we’ve, got some deals
that’ve already started some that are starting early and some that are waiting until Thursday or Friday to get going. So, I looked through
all the deals I can find and I’m gonna tell you guys what I think are some of the best deals you can grab. So you can get the most for your dollar. First of lets just get the big stuff out off the way, gaming systems. Starting with the Nintendo
Switch, now the Switch sadly, has been selling
really, really well and as a result a Nintendo
isn’t really doing a lot of major sales for it. The one big one that people have seen and talked about is that
we’re getting the same bundle as last year where for $300 you get a regular Nintendo Switch and a copy of “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” so basically a free game. I did a whole video about why
this isn’t actually that great of a deal ’cause this is the older version of the Switch that has
a lower battery life so if you really really
want “Mario Kart 8” and just getting a Switch
doesn’t matter which one, pretty solid deal. Other wise there’s some
other options out there. Now also the absolute
craziest sale out there, the best ones I’ve seen for the Switch if you wanna get any kind of
deal at all are from Walmart. You can get a regular new
Nintendo Switch that is the one with the bigger battery life
and a copy of “Minecraft” for $300 or you can get a Switch Lite with a copy of of “Pokemon Sword” or “Pokemon Shield” for $240. Basically, coming out
220 bucks of savings. If you don’t care about “Pokemon”, GameStop has a deal for Switch
Lite but their still $200 but you get a $25 gift card so you can just grab something else. It’s worth noting this deal
is only gonna be on Saturday and Sunday between Black
Friday and Cyber Monday. Again, not the craziest sales out there, but if you’re just looking
to save any dollar amount possible on getting a brand new Switch those are your best options
out there right now. Now if you already own a
Switch or looking to grab some extra loot coins when
you’re buying a new Switch there are some sales going
on for the original versions of the Joy Cons, you can
get a paired set of those in the grays or the neon red and blue at Target or Best Buy for $60. Normally, 80 bucks is if 20 bucks there sadly, all the
newer color combos though, are gonna be staying at that $80 price point for now. Best Buy in particular has
one other really great deal going on if your trying
to get a starter kit for your Switch going and
that’s a 128 gigabyte SD card branded for the Switch
specifically at only 20 bucks. As for Playstation, there’s
also not a ton of different deals going on but there
are some pretty good ones available for both getting
a PS4 Slim or a PS4 Pro. For the PS4 Pro specifically GameStop is gonna be offering a
sale where you can get, the one terabyte model for $300. That’s basically a 100 bucks
off the regular list price which is pretty solid. Honestly though if you
not worried about getting a pro model, I think one of the best deals going on right now is for the PS4 Slim and this is one of the
kinda standardized deals that’s at a lot of different stores whether it’s Best Buy, Target or Walmart and that’s 200 bucks for
a one terabyte PS4 Slim with copies of “The Last
of Us”, “God of War”, and “Horizon Zero Dawn.” Three of the best exclusives
that that system has, so awesome way to get
started and catch up. At GameStop, you can get a white PS4 pro that comes with a $25 gift coupon and at Best Buy you can
get a PS4 Pro bundle with “Call of Duty Modern
Warfare” also $300 bucks. Speaking of great Black Friday deals another one going on is actually from today’s sponsor, Raycon. Raycon was founded through
the idea of making awesome sounding headphones that
wouldn’t break the bank and they live up to that promise. I’ve been using these E-25s’
and they’re super comfortable, they come with a variety of
different ear tips to fit different ear sizes. They last six hours on a
single charge and combined with the carrying case that charges them, you can get a full 24 hours of coverage. They’re super easy to set up and have a lot of great onboarded controls including being able to skip songs, change the volume and even bring up Siri. Check out the link down below and go to buyraycon.com/kevinkenson to
get a great Black Friday deal for some awesome headphones. It’s worth learning by
the way that for GameStop in particular, all
their Black Friday deals are starting on the 24th, they’re not waiting till
Black Friday itself. So if you’re looking for
the deals they’re doing you can do those a lot sooner. Rounding out a lot of other
great PS4 hardware deals you can get at most stores,
a DualShock 4 for 40 bucks if you’ve just been waiting
on getting a new controller. Now is a pretty good time. If you want something
fancier than a DualShock 4, GameStop is also offering
a slight discount on the Scuf Vantage 2 for
a $180 for the wireless and wired version. If you wanna pro controller
for the Xbox One, Game Stop does has a deal for
the Razer Wolverine Ultimate at $130 or if you wanna
go the opposite end and just get the absolute
cheapest controller option out there, GameStop is also doing the
PDP Rock Candy Controllers for 15 bucks. I think one of those
interesting ones is that, if you’ve been sitting and
waiting on getting PSVR and your still are actually
interested in grabbing one there is a pretty solid
deal going on at most stores including Best Buy, Target, and GameStop which is 200 bucks for
a PSVR and five games most importantly two of which
are “Resident Evil 7 VR” and “Skyrim VR.” Now as for the Xbox One
there’s actually quite a few different deals going on for
both the One S and the One X. When it comes to the One S, I
think the best deal out there, at least for me is at Kohls or GameStop, you can get a one terabyte One S, any copy of “Jedi:Fallen
Order” for only 200 bucks. So basically a free game and
a cheaper price for the One S, really awesome deal. Now if you just wanna spend
the absolute least amount of, money possible on a One S there
is one slightly better deal that’s offered at both Target and Best Buy which is $150 for a one terabyte One S and it comes with some
solid different games, “Sea of thieves”,
“Fortnite”, and “Minecraft.” Also, if you’re a 2K fan,
Best Buy has a similar deal to the “Jedi:Fallen Order”
bundle but instead of being “Jedi:Fallen Order”, you
get a copy of “NBA 2K20”, still at 200 bucks. Now as for the Xbox One
X prices are obviously gonna be a bit higher but their are a couple
of really good deals going on right now. The two that I like the
most is from Target, you can get a One X with
a copy of “Gears of War 5” for 350 bucks which is an awesome game. But I think the real winner is at Best Buy for the same price, instead of Gears 5 you get a copy of “Jedi: Fallen Order” again, I think one of the best games this year so that’s
awesome to get with it. And a three month membership
to Xbox live gold. While there’s a lot of
obviously great sales going on for systems and games. One other thing I want to
talk about real quick is, our own Black Friday sale. As you know we’ve been starting to sell a lot of different t-shirt designs and we got a lot of new ones
coming to the store including this wrap around controller design and the newest edition
to the designs made by, Digital Addict, The Combact Fighter shirt. And to celebrate Black
Friday, use the code BF20 to get 20% off your order
and that will be good until the end of Cyber Monday. So if you wanna grab any of these shirts, make sure you check
out the link down below in the description. If you’re planning on getting
any additional controllers for your Xbox One, we’re
seeing a similar deal as the DualShock I mentioned
earlier, which is 40 bucks for a new Xbox One controller
and that’s pretty common every where else. One specific deal going
on at GameStop is for 65 you can get a special
edition Gears 5 controller. So if you’re just looking to
get a really awesome looking new design, that’s one
of the deals out there. Now as for games, there are
a lot of different deals happening at a lot of different stores. You’ll see some titles
where it’s 35 one place, 30 at the next, we’re just gonna round up some of the cheapest
deals possible for a lot of specific titles starting
with the Nintendo Switch. Now anyone who has bought Switch games, and is always looking for
the best deals possible knows that first party Nintendo
stuff very rarely price drops and even when it goes on sale, it’s not the craziest one out there. But there is a couple really
good ones to look out for. In particular, two of the
biggest hit games on the Switch, “Super Mario Odyssey” and
“Zelda Breath of the Wild” are both on sale for 30
bucks at Target and Walmart. So if you’ve been waiting
on picking up either of those two instant
classics, now is the time. Along side those though
are a lot of other games still going on sale for
instance you can grab “Super Mario Party” for 40
bucks at Best Buy or Walmart. “Mario and Rabbids Kingdom
Battle” for 15 bucks at Target or Best Buy. “Splatoon 2” for 40 bucks at Best Buy and “Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze” also for 40 bucks at Best Buy. There is also a lot of
different third party titles that are getting some pretty
good deals at Black Friday some of my favorites
include, “Overcooked 2” for 15 bucks at Target. That is an awesome coup puzzle game that will also give you lots of anxiety and break up some friendships
but you know whatever. “Mario Party” is already
been doing that for years. GameStop also has a bunch of PS4 deals for “Assassins Creed 3
Remastered”, 15 bucks. “Assassins Creed Odyssey”, 15 bucks. “Yakuza Kiwami 2” steelbook
edition, 15 bucks at GameStop. “Yakuza 6”, 15 bucks at GameStop. “Far Cry 5”, 15 bucks. “Crash Bandicoot Insane
Trilogy”, 15 bucks at Target. “Rocket League Ultimate”,
20 bucks at Best Buy. “Octopath Travelor”, 40 bucks at Best Buy. And “Diablo 3 Eternal
Collection”, 25 bucks, Best Buy. And if you’ve been thinking
about checking out “Overwatch” on the Switch, you can
grab that one for 25 bucks at Best Buy or Target. Next, lets talk PS4 games. Now there are a lot of
awesome First party games going on sale for some crazy prices but before we get to those, one deal in particular that I think a lot of people been talking
about looking forward to, is the brand new “Call
of Duty Modern Warfare” is already going on sale
for this Black Friday. A lot of places are listing it at 40, the absolute cheapest deal I’ve seen by just a couple of bucks is you can grab it at Walmart for 38. Now as far some great first
party exclusives you can grab “Bloodborne” for just
10 bucks at GameStop. “Days Gone” for just 20 bucks at Best Buy. “God of War” for only 10 bucks
at Best Buy and GameStop. “Torizon Zero Dawn” also 10
bucks at Best Buy and GameStop. “Last of Us”, 10 bucks at Best Buy. “Uncharted Collection” and
“Uncharted 4: A Theifs End” both going for 10 bucks at Best Busy. And “Spiderman” for 15 bucks
at Best Buy or Walmart. There are of course a lot
of great deals going on for the games that are not first party or exclusive to playstations. Some of my favorites include getting “The Witcher 3: wild Hunt”
for 15 bucks at Walmart. “Dragon Quest 11”, 20 bucks at Best Buy. “Devil MayCry 5” 15 bucks at Best Buy. “Control”, 25 bucks at Target. “Kingdom Hearts 3”, $15
at Target or Best Buy. “Resident Evil 2 Remastered”, 15 bucks at Target or Best Buy. “Division 2”, 15 bucks at Target. “Overwatch Legendary Edition”, 15 bucks at Target or Best Buy. “Borderlands 3”, 27.99 at Best Buy. And the big winner for
game of the year, last year “Red Dead Redemption 2”,
25 bucks at Best Buy. One other deal for Playstation,
I wanna shadow real quick that isn’t a game but still useful is if you wanna re-up
your Playstation Plus or you never had Playstation Plus before, GameStop is offering a full
year membership for $45. Normally, it goes for 60. “Alladin” and “The Lion King”
and other recent release, 20 bucks at GameStop. And “Blood Stingers” for
lite, 20 bucks for the Switch. Also for the Xbox and PS4 versions. One of the biggest prices though, is that Best Buy, you
can get the brand new “Fire Emblem Three Houses”, for 45 bucks. And then of course for Xbox again, there are a lot of deals
that’s happening for some games that are third party. There’s a couple really
good first party ones going on sale as well. I think the biggest game
Microsoft has put out this year is of course “Gears of War
5” which is going on sale for $25 at Best Buy, that’s
the best deal that I’ve seen. You can also grab “Sea of
Thieves”, 25 bucks at Walmart and “Forza Horizon 4”
for 20 bucks at Best Buy. Some deals just now at GameStop include, “Red Dead Redemption 2” at 30 bucks. “Rage 2” for $20. “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey”, 15 bucks. “Far Cry 5”, 15 bucks. “Sicario”, 28 dollars. And “Jump Force” for 20 bucks. Talking about some third party games, “Mortal Combat 11” is 30 bucks at Target. “Monster Hunter World
Iceborne” master edition, 35 bucks at Target. “Fallout 76” for $10 bucks at Best Buy. “Call of Duty Modern
Warfare”, 45 bucks at Target. “Madden 20”, 27.99 at Best Buy. “NBA2K20” also 27.99 at Best Buy. “Far Cry New Dawn”, 15 bucks at Best Buy. “Rainbow Six Siege”, 15 bucks Best Buy. And “Metro Exodus”, 20 bucks at Best Buy. Again another, serious
deal I wanna shout out is that at GameStop you
can get the new Xbox game pass ultimate for 26.99. If you’re not familiar
with what the ultimate is, that is a bundle that includes
not only game pass for Xbox but also game pass for PC and Xbox live gold. So that’ll covers all
the surfaces for Xbox in one membership for three months. So you’ve got your game
systems and your games but the other thing you need
to complete the full set up is a TV. And this is one of the
most sought after things during Black Friday. Everyone is hunting for
the best TV deal possible and we’ve put some of the ones we think are the best options out there. Starting with ones that
are just the cheapest, these aren’t necessarily
the best TVs to get as far as quality and performance but if you just want a cheap TV, these are the ways to go. Walmart has a pair of Roku navel Smart TVs that they actually aren’t
specifying the brand in the ads themselves but
they are at crazy low prices. You can get the 1080p 40 inch one for just under a 100 bucks or
you can up that to a 50 inch 4k for just under 150. Both of these deals are
going live on the 27th at 10 p.m. eastern time and
that’s available online. So if you just wanna order that, and have it shipped to
you, that’s an option. Then if you wanna spend
a little more money there are a lot of other
high quality options out there and Best Buy has
some of the craziest deals going on in fact, all of
them are going on right now. So if you wanted to get a TV, Best Buy got a lot of these
sales going on immediately. Let’s start off with one of
the cheapest of these deals which is a 70 inch TV
that has both 4K and HDR so it is a good pick up
if you want a basic TV that’s gonna meet the
requirements for using a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X that’s going for $550. If you wanna spend a little more money another awesome option from Samsung is they have a 55 inch QLED screen. This is actually one of
the ones that comes with free sync enabled so if your
using a Xbox One X with it, your gonna be able to
make use of free sync which gives you a little
smoother frame rates for some games. Really awesome TV, it’s
actually one of the main ones I use or at least the newer version of it. That 55 inch you can get for $700. That sounds cool to you
but you want something, a little nicer and also a little bigger, they’re also offering the Q70, the next model up, it’s a bit nicer at 65 inch for $1200. Now Samsung is really cool for gaming ’cause a lot of those offer
awesome gaming modes that give very low latency but if you
just want something more for movie viewing, you don’t
care about having that super low response time, you just want the best looking image possible, of course some that are really
popular to grab are OLED TVs which gets more expensive but
definitely look really nice. And there’s a pair of them that
are worth taking a look at, at Best Buy. There’s a 55 inch OLED option from Sony that’s going for $1500. Or a 65 inch option from
LG that’s going for $1800. I know that those are so
very expensive sounding but honestly compared to
how much those normally sale for MSRP, those are really
good deals if you just want an amazing looking screen. So those are some of the best
looking deals that I can find right now for Black Friday. Obviously some companies are
known to announce some last second deals, maybe add in a
gift card, just some little way to also cut out extra competition. So make sure you keep yours
open for more popping up. I’ll also be sharing some on social media so if you follow me on
twitter, keep your eyes open. If I see any great deals, I’ll
make sure to tweet them out. And if you see any great
deals that your excited for, let us know down below in the comments.

Shenmue 3 – The Review – Game Sack

December 2, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Shenmue 3 – The Review – Game Sack


(Game Sack Theme) – Hello and welcome to Game Sack. (mumbles) No, this isn’t right, hold on. Hello and welcome to Game Sack. Yes, Shenmue 3 is finally here and it’s available to
play, and yes, it is real. I’ve been waiting 17 years for this. In fact, there’s been more time since Shenmue 2 and 3’s release date, than there was between
Shenmue 1 and the late ’80s, when the series takes place. I’m a huge Shenmue fan. I’ve played through parts one
and two many many times each. They’re some of my favorite games ever. And thanks to a KickStarter campaign that raised over six million dollars, Shenmue 3 was finally
able to enter development. So, does it live up? Is it worth your time? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell you. Also, I’m wearing a Shenmue 3 shirt, so that totally qualifies
me to review the game. Let’s go. (Bob’s Pizza Theme from Shenmue) Shenmue 3 is finally here. will you look at that? That’s just amazing! This game is available on
Windows and the PlayStation 4. As a console gamer, it should
come as absolutely no surprise that I’m playing the PS4 version. It is worth mentioning
that for the PC version they abruptly switched from
Steam to the Epic Games Store, likely because a large
amount of money was involved. People didn’t like that at all and I can definitely understand that. But it didn’t affect me as
a console gamer thankfully so this is the version I’m talking about. It’s also worth mentioning
that I completely avoided any and all things about this game leading up to its release. I muted the words “Shenmue” and the like everywhere I could on social media. I didn’t look at art or
watch trailers or play demos. As a huge Shenmue fan, I
wanted to go into this fresh. (slow dreamy music) Anyway, the game begins mere
seconds after Shenmue 2 ends. You now tag around with Shenhua, who was the girl you tagged around with on disc four of Shenmue 2. She has since changed her clothes. You, however, have not. Nor should you ever
despite being able to do so later in the game. You’re Ryo Hazuki, you’re
meant to wear a white shirt and a leather jacket and
blue jeans and nothing else. Gone is any of the supernatural stuff they seemed to be building up
to at the end of Shenmue 2. You spend the first half of the
game or so in Bailu Village, which is where you were on your way to in disc four of Shenmue 2, but you never got to see it then. The village is actually
pretty big with lots of paths that veer off into other areas. There are lots of people to talk to and, of course, things to buy and sell. One thing that this
village has in abundance are women who are older
than you who really, really wanna, well, how shall
we say, jump your bones. – Hey! – What is it, handsome? – I’m looking for a shop
that sells steamed buns. – If you’re hungry, why didn’t you say so? Come over to my place and I’ll
feed you until you’re full. – Actually, I– – [Joe] I mean, come on, Ryo, you’re not exactly going
steady with anyone. – No, no. – [Joe] The gameplay is
mostly classic Shenmue, asking people where this
person or that location is, then working your way there. Once you get there you find out that you need to go find
someone or something else. In fact, this game suffers from the “Just one more thing” syndrome, if there is such a thing. Have you ever talked
to someone in real life who just keeps going right when you think the conversation is done? Well, this game is kind of similar. Just when you think you’ve
accomplished a goal, the game throws just one more thing before that goal is actually
achieved and you can move on. Sure, Shenmue 1 and 2
did this a lot as well, but part 3 here really takes
it to a whole new level. As a result, it feels like the
game is very slow to start, but it eventually does pick up… a bit. Like the previous games, you need to make sure to sleep at night. But new to this one are
the eating mechanics. That’s right, you’ve gotta eat. Your energy is constantly
draining over time and if it gets too low,
you can’t even run. It’ll never drain completely
empty on its own though. To counter this, you
need to buy lots of food to restore your HP. Certain foods will restore more HP so make sure you get the
most bang for your buck because earning money isn’t easy. That’s right, you have jobs here, too! At first, all you can
really do is chop wood. This is fun and easy. – Oops! Mm-hmm. Oops! – [Joe] I like how music
from After Burner plays when you really start to do well. – Good! Yes! Mm-hmm. – [Joe] However, you
can only make maybe $70 if you do amazingly well. Just about every activity
in the game has a timer that you can see in the
upper right of the screen as it winds down. Eventually there are other jobs, the best of which is the forklift driving. This isn’t all day like
it was in Shenmue 1 and the route is super short, but you can make 320 bucks per stint. (Tomato Convenience Store theme) There’s also gambling and
games that you can play. Like Turtle racing. Yeah, super fun! The good news is that Lucky Hit is back. The physics feel very
different than Lucky Hit from Shenmue 2, but it’s still quite good. But it’s a lot harder to
do well this time around because there are fewer
winnable slots at the bottom. Quick Time Events are back and
you’ve gotta be really fast. Fortunately, you’re able
to redo them right away if you fail, so even if
you’re a slow old person you should be totally fine. There’s also a leveling-up
aspect to this game. The previous entries kind
of had something similar where you could level up your moves but this goes way beyond that. Each new move you get should be mastered by sparring with someone. This is generally pretty easy. Once a move is mastered,
your attack level goes up. You can also do simple yet
very repetitive exercises with practice dummies. These take absolutely forever, but will level up your endurance, giving you a longer life bar. And you absolutely want
the longer life bar, especially since it’s always draining. Both of these traits level
up your overall kung fu level which will help you beat enemies. If you wanna waste your time,
there are games you can play. These range from very simple
wack-a-mole type things to this weird new car game where you try to outrun the police. There are plenty of new
games to play as well. Even the QTE games make a reappearance. Sadly, there are no actual
Sega arcade games in here. I don’t know why, I mean,
there’s Space Harrier posters all over the place, and Excite QTE has Sega label all over it. And they even tease us
with Virtua Fighter! The closest thing to an actual videogame is this weird egg/duck/Virtua
Fighter thing, which only consists of
one match per machine. What really sucks though, is
that there’s no darts game! I mean, I’m glad that Lucky
Hit is back, but no darts? That was one of my favorites
from the first two games! Ah well, at least there are ways to waste your time if you want. Okay, so we talked about most
of the basics of Shenmue 3, however in 2000 Shenmue’s graphics were sure a sight to behold
and every character was voiced. Does Shenmue 3 blow you
away in the similar fashion? Also, how are the controls,
the story, and the pacing? Will it keep you glued to the TV or does it just drag on and on? Well, let’s check out
the rest of Shenmue 3. (slow dramatic music) Where the hell’d the disc go? Oh, yeah, I already put it in there at the beginning of the episode. I’m an idiot. How did this get back over here? Oh well. In the first two games,
you moved with the D-pad and ran by pressing the R-trigger. Here, the controls have been changed. You can no longer move
with the D-pad at all, but the R-trigger still makes you run. You steer with the left analog stick and can change the camera
with the right analog stick which can also change your
direction if you’re running. Basically, like a third-person shooter. It feels pretty natural. The fighting has been
completely changed around. Again, you can no longer use the D-pad which, as you can imagine isn’t a good way to play a fighting game. Here, though, you barely need it as there are no Street Fighter-style special moves to pull off. The analog stick basically just aims you, and the right stick will select your foe if you’re fighting more
than one at a time. You basically just have button sequences that you need to remember. You can assign these to the
R2 button and pull them off with just a press, and select between then with the L1 and R1 buttons. L2 blocks. I recommend stepping
away from your opponent if you’re not attacking. Once you get used to it, it’s
pretty easy to win fights. There are a couple of bosses in the game where even if you deplete
their life bar, you lose. You’re supposed to lose at these fights. That’s because the story wants
you to find a super-magic way to beat them, even though you clearly have no problem
winning, but whatever. (grunts) – [Ryo] What was that? – Okay, I think I can
recall some things now. – [Joe] Speaking of the story, this part is kind of disappointing. Most of the game is spent worrying about Shenhua’s missing father. Barely any attention at all is given to Ryo’s story
of avenging his father. In fact, there’s really not
much story going on here at all. There really aren’t any big reveals here. In fact, most of it we already know. Shenhua herself is completely useless except for one single point in the game. The previous game really built her up like maybe she has some sort
of special abilities and perhaps she probably does, but they’re barely utilized here. Still, when the story
parts do actually happen, it’s pretty awesome. They really padded this game out to make it as long as they could. That’s why this game suffers from the “Just one more thing” syndrome that I mentioned earlier. It often feels like I’m not really getting anywhere in the game. In fact, I figured that
this game was so low-budget compared to the first
one, that the entire game was gonna take place in Bailu Village and just drag on and on. (dramatic music)
(bangs) Thankfully that’s not the case, and eventually you get to
the Chinese city of Niaowu. This place is pretty
big and it makes me feel as if I’m wandering around
Wan Chai from Shenmue 2. It’s probably not as big as
Wan Chai, but it’s close. Maybe it feels that way because there are so many stairs here. So many stairs. These are here to slow
your progress a bit, so that the game can
load, at least I imagine. The inventory management has
been completely overhauled. It’s pretty simple once
you get used to it, but there is one downfall. If you buy an absolutely delicious cola from a vending machine, you
no longer get to watch Ryo enjoying the refreshing beverage. All that happens when you use the drink is that you get some hit points back. Boring! As I said before, earning
money can take a while and there are a couple
of very expensive items that you’ll need to buy. I feel that the prices
are probably so high in order to pad the length of the game. That way you spend more time
workin’ to get that money. When this happens, the
game really pushes you to visit a fortune teller so that you can win big at gambling. – Bet on the number you get
and you’re bound to win! – [Joe] Yeah, there’s just
one huge problem with that. In order to gamble,
you need to buy tokens, then you gamble with the
tokens instead of money. Then you need to take
the tokens that you win to the Prize Exchange to exchange them for a small selection of different prizes. Then you need to take
those prizes to a pawn shop to sell them for money. This is needlessly complicated. Honestly, the forklift is the
fastest way to earn money. Still, as long as you’re
not an impatient gamer, this is a very peaceful if
sometimes repetitive game. – [Ryo] Dried herbs and nothing else. (slow dark music) This design. – [Joe] Shenmue 3 runs
on the Unreal 4 Engine, which absolutely sucks compared
to the Unreal 7 Engine. I say that for the benefit of you watching from the future trying
to brush up on the series right before Shenmue 4 comes out in 2037. Anyway, I’ve gotta say,
this game looks gorgeous. Maybe that’s just me being used to the original graphics
from the year 2000, but this just trounces them,
of course, you’d expect that. There is a ton of rich color here and detailed objects are everywhere. They did pretty well for having a budget that was actually lower
than the original game. At first, I thought Ryo
looked kind of weird. And well, maybe he does. I think his eyes are perhaps
a bit too close together compared to the original model. Other than that though he
looks like Ryo and he’s fine. His clothes look way
better now, obviously. Some of the oddities of the original games are still present here though. People will often suddenly
fade in from non-existence, especially once you get to Niaowu. There’s also a lot fewer
people wandering around compared to the first two games, and some of the ones that
are you can’t even talk to. Oh, and sometimes the camera
will snap to a new position for no reason several
times during a conversation and it feels weird. The draw distance is very good, however the detail distance is not. You’ll see things like
foliage and other details drawing in as you approach. This problem is exacerbated
once you get to Niaowu. Sadly, the frame rate isn’t locked at all. In Bailu Village it often
runs at 60 frames per second but drops a bit when
there’s too much going on. Usually the frame rate is
pretty good here, though. Once again, since Niaowu
is much more complex, the frame rate takes
a pretty big hit here. It rarely runs at 60. I found that if you’re running
on a PlayStation 4 Pro, if you turn off supersampling
and turn Boost Mode on, it can help a bit. At least I think it does? It still drops plenty of frames though. Still, the takeaway is that this game is pretty good-looking all around despite having rather simple geometry in a lot of its polygon models. The music is absolutely awesome
and I’d expect nothing less. A lot of it is from Shenmue 1 or 2, and there’s lots of
new stuff here as well. (slow dreamy music) Even some stuff that
was originally composed for the first two games but
never used, is in use here. However, the music doesn’t loop properly, so there’s a big ol’ gap of silence before any given track restarts. Sometimes the music even forgets to play and you’re just running around listening to only the
environmental sound effects and your footsteps. (foot steps) I assume this is a bug that
will be fixed in the future, long after everyone’s
already beaten the game, at least I hope it will be fixed. Everything is voiced
and I’m happy to report there’s still a lot of that
trade mark stilted dialog. – You know, it’s rude to turn down a lady, but you’re good looking, so
I’ll let you off the hook today. – Uh, hi. – [Joe] But it seems like they
got much better voice actors for the majority of the NPCs. – Hi there. – I’ve heard about you. You’re Shenhua’s friend, aren’t you? – [Joe] Sadly, a lot of
the returning characters have been recast, but not all of them. For example, you can call
some of the old characters from the first two games on the phone and they sound nothing like they used to. – [Tom] China? Why so far from home? – [Joe] Yeah, that is not Tom. (Dragon Street (night) music) One thing that’s very, very, very annoying is that you can’t skip through the dialog. I can read a lot faster than I can listen and sometimes I don’t wanna hear the same old thing again and again. What’s weird, though, is that sometimes you can skip the dialog, but
only with certain characters, and if you load a save you can’t
skip through them any more. Maybe this is another bug? I’m glad I beat the game
before they fixed it. Actually, I’m not. All in all, it probably took
me around 20 hours or so to beat the game, which feels longer than either of the first two games. I’m only guessing here, as
there’s no playtime counter on the game’s save files that I know of. Still, this game is
longer than the first two with less substance. And it seems that there might
be some DLC in the future. I hate that but, yeah, I’ll buy it. I can’t resist. So, is this game worth playing through? Hell yeah it is, at least for me. But let’s be real here,
this isn’t as good, as either Shenmue 1 or 2. As a result, I’m kind of disappointed. We waited so long for this. Yes, I’m happy that I’m
playing it, it’s a great game, but I want more story. Aside from that, it’s still
very, very much “Shenmue.” With the first two games,
I started replaying them immediately once I beat them, just because I missed playing them. So will I play through Shenmue 3 again? Well, yes, I already am. (slow traditional music) (swooshes) – Who exactly are these people? – So, that’s my take on Shenmue 3. I feel that this game expects
you to be very familiar with the first two games
before starting this one. However, if you’re not,
there’s a digest movie, that you can watch from the title screen to help catch you up to speed. Also, this is a great
excuse to take your time and play through Shenmue 1 and 2 HD, which is readily available on any platform that you can get Shenmue 3 on. When it comes down to it, Shenmue 3 just didn’t do much for me
as the first two games did. But I still found it very endearing and totally worth my time. I recommend it if you like to
play through relaxing games, and yes, I am glad it exists. I just hope that Shenmue 4
focuses more on the story if it’s ever gonna be made. Anyway, what are you
guys think of Shenmue 3? Let me know. In the meantime, thank you
for watching Game Sack. (Game Sack Credits Theme) (slow traditional music) I believe I may have
had too many Jet Colas. Perhaps this would be a
good time to relieve myself. (slow traditional music) (piddles)
Oops. (piddles)
That’s it. (piddles)
Mm-hmm. (piddles)
Ai-yaah! (piddles)
Perfect! (energetic After Burner music) (piddles)
Yes! (piddles)
Ahh! (slow traditional music)

EpikWhale – Stories from the Battle Bus

December 2, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

EpikWhale – Stories from the Battle Bus


Redondo Redondo Beach Redondo Beach, California (dogs barking) (dogs barking) (dogs barking) A year and a half ago, I didn’t even play Fortnite. No one really knew who I was. Epic Games Presents I was just living a normal life, playing games with my friends, and going to school. And now, all of this has happened and it’s crazy. My name is EpikWhale… (Announcer) The players are on the floor in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, they’re ready. (family cheering) EpikWhale, EpikWhale! I’m 17-years-old, and I finished 3rd at the Fortnite World Cup Championship. (family cheering) EpikWhale! (family cheering) (keyboard clacking) Stories from the Battle Bus
(EpikWhale) (train tracks screeching) New New York New York City I traveled to New York with my dad originally, and then the rest of my family came later. We did not have any sense of what this World Cup event really was. We thought it was another tournament that he was going to be playing in, so we did not expect what we’re dealing with now. (off-screen) EpikWhale can go photo and interviews. The World Cup was a very new experience for me. (photographer) Smile…perfect. Just give me a fistbump in the air…nice! I met Psalm and a lot of people that I’ve been playing with and practicing with. (announcer) Ladies and gentleman, 1st place today wins $3 million. If you get 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, your prize money you’re winning is also above the $1 million mark. People always underestimate Epik because he’s quiet. He’s never been the biggest or fastest. But, underneath all of that lurks a very, very strong competitor. (announcer) EpikWhale, known for taking walls, taking names, and pressing forward. After the 1st game, I was in, like, 20-something place. I just kept going up, and then I just went into the teens. (announcer) EpikWhale is currently in 6th position. In game 5, I had an iconic fight with Riversan. (shimmering noise) (announcer) Riversan in 4th, so this is a battle at the top of the leaderboard. No! And Epik cannot quite find the target. That is a moment– That’s huge! –where I think nerves gets you a little bit. Here are the standings: EpikWhale knocked down to 8th. After that, I was just focused on playing the game. What makes him one of the best in the world, his ability to be able to kinda see things strategically that I don’t think everyone sees. (announcer) This is the last game, the Fortnite World Cup Finals! (family cheering) EpikWhale! (snow crunching) (air swooshing) In game 6… I just was playing for endgame. And I ended up getting a lot of points that game. (crowd cheering) (brother) EpikWhale! When it ended, Psalm actually came up to me and… He was like, “Dude, I think you got 3rd place.” And I was like, “No way.” (announcer) EpikWhale, $1.2 million for 3rd. After I won, I met with my family and they all congratulated me. (sister) Did you see? I knew that I would do pretty good, but I didn’t think I’d get, like, top 3. It’s crazy. (off-screen) Amazing! Now if you want to get air conditioning in the car, you can do it. (laughing) (sister) You can upgrade your speaker system! Maybe–Maybe a subwoofer, air conditioning. (cheering) (clothes hangers shuffling) Since the World Cup, I started my senior year in high school… (backpack zippering) Got my driver’s license… And my own car. (door shutting) It’s one of my favorite things. (engine revving) (gear shifting) (engine revving) Since I got my car, I’ve had a lot more freedom. After school, I can just drive with my friends, and we can go get food wherever we want. It’s definitely fun. I have added a few new things to my setup: a new chair, a new PC, a new monitor stand, and a new mouse. So, I can focus on streaming and playing competitive Fortnite, because it’s fun and I like competing and being at the top. (boat motor revving) (water splashing)
It doesn’t surprise us that he’s doing well. It’s been a very wonderful change in our lives, and we couldn’t be happier. (engine revving) I feel like since the World Cup, it definitely has given me a lot of confidence. I haven’t really slowed down, and I’m not going to. Stories from the Battle Bus
(EpikWhale)

Top 10 BEST Indie Game Hidden Gems – December 2019 – PC, Switch, Xbox


With hundreds of games coming out it month
it’s hard to separate the asset swaps from the real indie game bangers. Welcome to get indie gaming and in this video,
we show off 10 indie games, our hidden gems for December 2019, you might have missed the
first time around. At number 10 and while recently featured in
one our mainstream videos, we want to give Valfaris another chance to shine. Developed by the team who made Slain, back
from Hell, Valfaris is a side scrolling shooter where you assume the role of a warrior lord
hell bent on eradicating the plague of monsters and nasties who have set upon his ancestors
once devine kingdom. While there have been a number of games such
as this out this year such as Blazing chrome none have quite matached Valfaris in terms
of the overall looks and how darn well it plays. It’s all so very fluid particularly the
boss and mini boss battles and when coupled with the huge array of weaponry at your disposal
which can be levelled up , This is everything I’ve always wanted to see in a modern nostalgic
side scroller. It’s an unmissable experience for anyone
who grew up with these games on heavy rotation in the arcades and earlier consoles. Valfaris launched this past October and can
be found on Steam and all the standard consokles. At number 9 and from the end of July earlier
this year, 1000 days to escape sees you given the responsibility and any means necessary
to arrange for the rescue of as many humans from earth as possible as the planet is due
to run out of oxygen in as the title suggests, around 1000 days. Despite the heavy nature of the topic, this
one’s essentially a reasonably light hearted space simulation and discovery game. One of the things I really like is how little
it tells you what you need to do – it’s all very hands off which means to get the
most out of it you need to experiment and play things at first a tad fast and loose. All in 1000 days to escape is perhaps not
something you will return to perhaps too often although the allure of trying to save humanity
does make it an initially enthralling little game to while away over the course of an evening. At number 8 and as they saying goes Stone
Story will be proper marmite with I suspect people either loving or hating it for various
reasons with the art style being particularly polarising. Stone story is a really an RPG mixed with
an autor unner where you are not given full control the character. What you can do however is shape how the character
is put together and in doing so, optimise its build and load out to create what’s
essentially a set of rules or AI to get you from point a to be while seeing away the various
enemies and bosses in your way. Stone Story came out in early access in August
with the usual statements of the full game being bigger and better with more levels,
an expanded quest system more bosses and generally more of everything. At number 7 and one of the games I’ve had
most fun with on Apple Arcade is similar to our number. While hardly revolutionary, Bleak Sword with
it being a retro-looking classical hack and slash brawler, what it does offer is a brutal
mix of action with the most challenging and fun boss battles I’ve ever played on a mobile
platform. Sure it doesn’t look overly pretty and yet
that doesn’t matter. The nine levels where you can build your character’s
abilities as you progress all feel measured with a fine difficulty progression from start
to finish. The controls are so simple – you attack, dodge
and use your shield by way of swiping or tapping the screen. To dodge you swipe in the direction you want
to go. A short tap on the screen enables you to parry
attacks and a longer hold while then swiping towards an enemy means you’ll attack in
that direction. I’m not going to say what this game reminds
me of although to get good at it you have to be able to recognise the enemies attack
styles and intervene accordingly oh and you will die an awful, awful lot. For a game designed for mobiles. This is top draw stuff. Up now at number 6, The Gardens Between from
September of 2018 is genre mash up of a time-traveling puzzle game that spins a single simple idea
into a glorious four hours of playtime While the control mechanism has you influence
each of the characters actions, you are not responsible for their actual movement. This sees you take a back seat in the proceedings
where you guide them by moving time backwards and forwards. By doing so, the characters use their abilities
to interact with the beautifully rendered environment. One is able to operate switches to manipulate
the aspects of the game to aid in the puzzle solving progression. The other carries the lamp containing the
orb of light you must deliver to the peak of each level to move on to the next. The majority of the puzzles are simple enough
where you observe the cause and effect of items moving during the passing of time. That being said, some do require a certain
amount of lateral thinking and a little thought. While wordless, the narrative design is also
a real winner with easily relatable characters and themes that left me honestly wanting a
lot lot more. Up next at number 5 Plunge came out back in
august of this year with it seeing you as the one billionth prisoner of an isometricly
designed prison full of traps, monsters and other convicts. The only way to escape is to descend further
into the prison randomised level by levels, of which there are around 400 of them. It’s a simple premise and yet this turn
based strategy roguelite with its beautifully put together art and animation feels wickedly
over looked. It’s one of the easiest rogelites to get
into I’ve seen all year and once you pick it up it’s one of those time oddly pleasant
time sinks you often hear about. There’s puzzle elements here too with you
needing to navigate the level which sees you slip and side your way turn by turn until
you strike an object or wall. The game does a great job of signposting potential
dangers while also giving you clear indications of your health levels, those of the enemies
around you and also imminent dangers such as highlighting sections that say ranged weapons
could strike. While plunge is available on iOS and Steam,
I spent all of my time playing this on the Switch and it feels designed for both long
and quick play sessions at home or for me, on my commute into the office. Up next from the end of October and out on
Steam, Brume is in the words of the developers and I completely agree, it’s inspired by
Dark Souls, the stories of Tolkien and Irish Castels. I can’t say I’m too well versed in that
latter character although I can hold my own in most discussions on those first two references. The format is clearly recognisable with you
going about a place full of forests, swamps and such and along the way you find plenty
of nasty enemies and critters that are quite happy to send you off to the ever after. When you die you come back into the game at
the last camp you visited before setting off once more. Brume is refreshingly sparse. There’s limited lore and no real gimmicks
or things to bog you down in what really is a fighting based exploration type of game
that puts me in mind of the recent Ashen and some such games from a generation or two ago. It is a hard little so and so at times which
can and will put people off it although within a genre that over the years has given us plenty
of beefed up such games, the simplistic nature feels so pleasingly paired back to the basics
which makes it really is so very refreshing. Onwards into the number three, and out in
late may of this year, smile for me is an unconventional point and click adventure that
comes in the unusual guise for this genre of being in the first person. You interact with the other characters by
shaking and nodding your head and while we were at first drawn to smile for me for the
art work that exudes class and style, it’s the overall writing and characterisations
that really make it stand out. While much of the game is spent on bring and
fetch quests, each of these offers a clever and witty little tale with added puzzle and
brief horror moments. The use of a fortune tellor to guide you along
in certain areas will be most welcome to some and while it’s a relatively short affair
and can be completed in single playthrough, smile for me will probably stick with you
long after it done. At number 2 and out late October onto Home
PC we have Mo Astray –You play as Mo with you essentially being a rather creepy version
of Kirby and Yoshi in terms of the gameplay offered here. On looks alone I expected this to be a metriodvania
and yet nope, the game is a old fashioned platformer that doesn’t have you going back
over and over the same areas. That said, as you progress you do unlock new
abilities although having done so, these new skills enable you again move forwards with
the levels adjusting themselves accordingly. Again, there’s no need to back track with
this one. Now this is quite macabre and gory with the
pixel art at work being as good in places as the more recent Blasphemous and like that
one too, Mo Astray feels a touch bloated in the story elements with it going just too
far into twiddledome for my personal tastes. Aside from the little gripe, the control system
is first class and the core platforming sections feel meaty enough to keep players busy and
happy with Mo Astray for a long, long time. Up now and at number 1 and a game that’s
only just out this late November and one that’s stolen our heart in the last week or so we
have bug fables, the ever lasting sapling. The game follows the RPG adventures of three
creatures within Bugaria on their quest to find the ever lasting sapling, a treasure
that’s said to grant immortality to those who have it. As other’s will have already said I’m
sure, Bug Fables really does look as if it is trying to emulate and build upon Paper
Mario the thousand year door from oh I guess nearly 20 years ago and you know what, it
gets so very close to pulling off something quite remarkable. All of the Paper Mario aspects seem to be
here from the flat 2d models with black backgrounds to them walking around and doing their tasks
all within a stunningly put together 3D background. The combat is also straight out of the paper
Mario playbook with the button presses and timing fighting scenarios being expertly curated
and with extra little differences, this fighting is not a like for like copy. Bug fables is one of those games that’s
not a clone of the game it’s imitating. It’s more like a tribute that while poking
you from the get go with its reminiscence of one particular game but also the platforms
from a good few generations ago, it feels plays and tells a story that is fresh and
one we enjoyed tremoundously. Bug Fables is out now via steam, PS4 and the
Nintendo switch. So then, what are you planning on playing
on playing in the run up to the new year, leave us a comment and let us know what you
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GWENT: The Witcher Card Game | This Week in GWENT 29.11.2019


Hey everyone, Paweł Burza here, I’m the Community Manager for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game and this is TWIG, or This Week in GWENT — a weekly show in which we talk everything GWENT! The Mahakam Seasonal Arena is here and will last till December 10th at noon CET! The rules are the same as in the seasonal mode, meaning that each unit gains resilience after being played. Want to brush up on your GWENT skills? Then Hit up Spyro ZA on YouTube and check out his Common Mistakes video series, where you’ll learn how to become a better GWENT player! We’ll link the channel below this video! You can get awesome GWENT merch from our CDPRED store for a discounted price! Selected items will be available 20% off during our Black Friday sale, so don’t miss out! Speaking of sale, Displate is holding a Black Friday sale today! If you want a metal poster with your favorite GWENT art from the base set as well as the expansions be sure to hit them up! That’s it for this weeks TWiG, see you again next week!

How I Get 20+ Kill Games In Fortnite! (Fortnite Battle Royale Tips)


Hey what is going on guys, in this video today
we’re gonna be going over what I do to get 20+ kill games in Fortnite. At least in my opinion, getting a 20+ kill
game is maybe the single most difficult thing to accomplish in public match Fortnite. Not only does it require a pretty large amount
of general Fortnite skill, but it also requires a very specific playstyle, and to be honest,
a solid amount of luck as well. So if you’re a player that’s always wanted
to get a 20+ kill game this video is for you, and even if you’re a player that doesn’t feel
20+ kills is something you could realistically achieve, I still that think me going through
the thought process of what you would need to should be interesting and hopefully somewhat
helpful. So, without further ado, let’s get right into
it. Alright, so one of the first things that I
see as almost a necessity of getting a 20+ kill game nowadays, is that you practically
need to be playing a squads game mode. And there’s basically 2 different reasons
for that. The more obvious one, is that it’s easier
to get kills in bunches in a game mode with teams primarily comprised of 3 or 4 players
each. The way I always like to highlight how that
makes sense, is by looking at it in terms of total interactions needed to get 20 kills. In a game mode like solos for example, you’re
going to need to win roughly 20 different interactions with enemies, since each interaction
is going to be against an average of 1 player. Sure there will be times you can 3rd party
2 people fighting and pick up 2, or maybe even 3 kills in 1 interaction, but that’s
kinda rare. With squads though, and to a lesser degree
duos even, you can get 20+ kills with significantly less total interactions. Now, is it way easier to kill a solo player
than a team of 3 or 4, absolutely I don’t think there’s any debate about that. But when you’re going for 20+ kills, your
hardest fight isn’t really even against the enemies, it’s gonna be your fight against
the clock, and we’ll probably get into more detail about what that means a little later
in this video. The other reason that squads is by far the
best game mode for getting 20+ kill games, is because it’s definitely the game mode with
the weakest skill based matchmaking. Now, I don’t wanna make you think that “oh
if you play squads everybody is horrible” it still definitely has a decent amount of
skill based matchmaking, but it’s nowhere near as strong as what you’ll experience in
duos and especially solos. I mean public match solos at high skill levels
are basically played like a competitive game with everybody boxing up like it’s the world
cup, while squads feels a lot more fast paced with people actually pushing and playing aggressive. And that’s exactly what you’re gonna need
if you want to get a 20+ kill game. The next aspect of getting a 20+ kill game
that’s super important, is that you need to be confident in all your fortnite mechanics. That may sound like something that’s kinda
self-explanatory, but let me explain it further. When you’re going for 20+ kills in a single
game, you simply can’t turn down any type of fight. And in Fortnite due to features like building
and editing, there are so many different types of fights, so you better be super comfortable
with all of them. Here’s the truth about 20+ kill games that
makes them kinda frustrating, even if you gave me aimbot and god mode for let’s say
5 games, in at least 1 or 2 of those matches, I still wouldn’t be able to get 20+ kills. With the hypothetical aimbot and god-mode
combination, obviously I’d be able to easily kill everybody I ran into. But in some matches I wouldn’t even see 20
total enemies. I mean even if you just closely watch some
of the 17 or 18 kill gameplays I upload on my channel, that’s what happens in a lot of
those that prevents them from being 20+s. But let me get back on track with why it’s
so necessary to be confident in ALL your mechanics when going for these super high kill games. When you’re playing super aggressive and getting
into so many fights, there really is a lot of truth to that cliche saying “you’re only
as strong as your weakest link.” Let’s say you’re a player that’s really confident
in your aim, really confident in your editing, but not super confident in your building. You obviously know the basics and you’re not
a bad builder by any stretch of the imagination, but when you run into these cracked out creative
guys in regular games they seem to beat you to high ground every time. And on the rare occasion you do get it, they
do some super flashy re-take that makes your head spin. If you were playing normally or just going
for a more reasonable amount of kills say 10-15, you could choose to disengage, and
just not take the fight when you see it’s an insane builder. But if you watch the games that I get 20+
kills in, or gameplay of any player that gets 20+ kills in a game, you’ll be hard pressed
to find even one example of them just straight up avoiding a fight. And that’s because they’re confident that
they can win every single: aim battle, high ground build battle, box edit fight, 50/50
shotgun fight, pretty much any kind of unique situation you could think of. But the next tip I want to emphasize here,
is that even though you’re going to have to play ridiculously aggressive, that doesn’t
mean you want to play stupid. Even though you can almost never afford to
just straight up avoid or run from a fight, you don’t need to playing at a thousand miles
per hour at all times. Because it’s really as simple as this, no
matter how good you’re doing in a game, dying is always a threat to ruin your chance at
20+ kills. There are plenty of times in the 20+ kill
games that I get where a certain fight I’m in is looking kinda rough, so I’ll box up
for maybe 10-20 seconds, calm myself, think of the next move, and then go out and execute
it. Also one thing that you never wanna disregard
no matter how aggressive and crazy you’re playing is healing. One of the biggest positives of going for
these high kill games is that since you’re hopefully getting a lot of kills, you’re very
likely to have a really stacked inventory. That doesn’t only mean that you’re likely
to have a weapon advantage over the majority of players you fight, which is definitely
another thing to think about, but you’re also gonna have a lot of the shield on you at most
times. So you gotta make sure that you don’t get
flustered and out of sorts in these crazy fights, and any time you take damage, quickly
drink your mini shields or big shields. And the final aspect of getting 20+ kill games
that I want to cover in this video that gets super underrated in terms of importance, is
being able to predict rotations from remaining players. The beginning of really high kill games doesn’t
require all that much thought honestly, you just land at whatever town looks like it’s
gonna be the most populated, loot a house, and then start pushing every enemy you see. If you are able to execute that strategy well,
there are gonna be times where you’re gonna walk away from your starting town with something
like 8-10 kills. And that kinda lulls some players into a false
sense of security where they feel like they got a 20+ kill game in the bag. But with how spread apart a lot of the points
of interest are on the map, and the fact that players tend to play pretty slowly due to
the lack of mobility, you’ll be shocked how fast players will die out if you guess wrong
when trying to predict where enemies are going to be. And I kid you not, literally about 30 minutes
before I started recording this video, I had a game where I landed frenzy farm and got
12 kill in the first 3 or 4 minutes of the game. In my mind I was like “oh man this is gonna
be an easy 20 no doubt in my mind, and honestly I should be shooting for 25 here.” Well I got terrible storm luck, really struggled
to find enemies rotating, and got a few kills stolen, and it resulted in a 15 kill win,
so in the first 3 or 4 minutes of the match I got 12 kills, and in the final 15 minutes
or so I got 3. So let that be a lesson to you, even though
early game is incredibly important because it gives you a great opportunity to pick up
a lot of kills quickly, the rest of the game is just as important. And sadly as much as I wish I could tell you
a surefire strategy to predict rotations, it’s going to be totally different on a game
to game basis. As you play more and more games, specifically
ones where you’re going for a lot of kills, you’ll start to recognize patterns in rotations
that will really help you. So, I hope you guys enjoyed this video and
if you watched the entire thing be sure to let me know with a comment down in the comment
section below. Simple yes or no question, have you ever gotten
a 20+ kill game in your Fortnite career, I’m actually really curious to see the responses? Be sure to leave a like, leave a comment,
subscribe, turn on post notifications, do whatever the heck you want, and I, will catch
you next time!

Psalm – Stories from the Battle Bus

November 30, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Psalm – Stories from the Battle Bus


Epic Games Presents You gotta get stronger mentally. It’s absolutely essential if you wanna do well. (crowd cheering) I think when I’m pacing back and forth, it kinda helps me to control my thoughts. (crowd cheering) (announcer) Psalm, the vet! He has performed in so many competitions at a high level. I am 24 years old. In the World Cup, there was no one above that. I think the older age does affect me. But, what I lack for in speed, I have in experience and strategy. (crowd cheering) (announcer) Game 4, about to begin! This has been a wild day thus far. I decided on where I was landing because I was doing that same path for 6 months. (announcer) Baller for Psalm already. Basically I knew all the single chest spawns. (treasure shimmering) Risking your entire game plan on single chests, it can get very risky. (announcer) I like that from Psalm, sign of a veteran player. You gotta take what you can get, and not play greedy. In game 4… everything that I wanted in my plan to work, worked. (announcer) Approaching placement points finally here! We have some great players still left in this game! At this point in the game, it was just me versus Mongraal. (announcer) We’re now down to the final moments! Mongraal in the ultimate low ground. Psalm using the shockwave! (crowd cheering) (announcer) The Victory Royale goes to the veteran Psalm! Psalm now jumps into second place. Normally, I would hate– (laughs) –coming in second place in anything. But when you’re bagging– (laughs) $1.8 million, I’m fine with second place. Stories from the Battle Bus
(Psalm) (birds chirping) Southern Southern California I grew up in Southern California. Born here, raised here. (birds chirping) Right now, I’m only 15 minutes away from my childhood home. I chose to stay close to family just because… My mom— (laughs) –really didn’t want me to move far. She’d be really sad. (knocking on door) Hey Dad. Wow! (laughs) Hey son, how are you? Mom! What’s up Ma? Hi. (laughs) Hi! That Sunday, he went to the (Fortnite) World Cup… (water pouring) My son said to me… he was second place. Can you imagine while I’m driving… I’m shouting with two hands. It was dangerous. A little bit dangerous. (laughs) And then even I cried. Wow, you made it, man. While I was playing golf, I got a phone call from him… and my son told me, “Mom! Mom! I got second place! Second place!” “It’s 1.8 million dollars!” He was so happy and I told him that I was also really happy… and this is like the happiest moment ever. My parents were already pretty supportive… Umm… From a long time ago. The fact that I was able to stay at home… sit in front of a computer and play games… and make a good living off of it. That being said, my mom still wishes I was a doctor. (laughs) (keyboard clacking) I started playing video games when I was around 5 years old. And it was probably because of my brothers, I used to watch them play all the time. There was some Pokémon, the Game Boy… The Nintendo 64… (keyboard clacking) My junior/senior year, I was competing in Dota 2 at, like, the highest level… I ended up quitting the game and not pursuing it, like, full-time because… At the time, the Esports scene wasn’t that big, so I was like, “I’m just gonna go to college.” I got into a good school. Later that year… My old teammates had won Worlds for that game… So, my old teammates were, like, millionaires. I got a little bit regretful at times. But I guess it still worked out in the end. In April of 2018… I found Fortnite. To compete at the top level… You’re gonna put in 50 to 60 hours a week. Minimum. When you get to my age and you’re still playing games for that many hours, sitting down in a chair. I try and be healthy. I do stretches daily. I’ll do like a… thing where I pull my hand back… and now, pull my hand down. And then this is what they call, like, the prayer stretch. I will definitely be competing in Season 11. And… I intend on streaming more. (on stream) Blly, can you get up to me or no? (on stream) Yeah, yeah. I wanna keep moving. It’s a way for me to connect to my audience, and for them to really see more of who I am. And that’s important. (crowd cheering) I’m very thankful for how things turned out. It’s really all just come together… And it’s hitting me… I’m very happy. Stories from the Battle Bus
(Psalm)