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[email protected] Game Pass – 3.26.19

January 29, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 99 Comments

ID@Xbox Game Pass – 3.26.19


[XBOX SOUND] [[email protected] Game Pass intro music] [music] [Hey I’m Chris Charla from [email protected]] [and I’m Sarah Conde also
with the [email protected] Team] [and what you just saw
was Killer Queen Black] [an intense action strategy platformer] [So I’ve played a ton of this
game in arcades in Seattle] [So I’ve got to assume it’s got
8 player multi-player on Xbox?] [that’s correct] [and we’re thrilled to announce that
not only is it coming to Xbox] [But that it will be a Day One
Launch into Xbox GamePass] [Awe that’s awesome] [and it makes it the perfect game to
launch on our new show [email protected] Pass] [It’s just turned out to be a great way for players
to find new and really interesting games] [An also it’s been an incredible vehicle for
independent developers to reach new audiences] [Well with that shall we jump
into our next announcement?] [Let’s Go!] [[email protected] Game Pass sound fx] [Outerwilds from Mobius and
Annapurna Interactive] [It’s an exploration game about curiousity, roasting
marshmallows and unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos] [It’s coming in 2019 and we are thrilled to announce
that it will be a GamePass Day One Launch] [[email protected] Game Pass sound fx] [music] [Outerwilds, we often call it an Openworld Mystery.
It’s very much an adventure game, there’s no crafting] [Because you die every 22 minutes and go back in time 20 so the only thing you take with
you from loop to loop is your knowledge of what you’ve found and what you’ve discovered] [It’s very much a game of Space Archaeology and putting together clues about
what’s going on in this world, what’s happening in the story together] [Kind of for yourself as you explore. We tried very hard to make players curious
and then give them the tools to explore and save their own curiousity] [Mobius Digital was started
5 years ago by Masi Oka] [We wanted to create an independent game studio that
would do innovative games that anybody could play] [We started with a few mobile games on iOS and Android and then when
Outer Wilds won the grand prize at IGF we started developing that] [Have you ever been camping outside at night looking
at the stars, sittin’ around a campfire, maybe] [And were like “wow I really wish I could go hop into my ship I have parked
over in the trees” and blast off and go explore what I see up in the sky] [That’s sort of the feeling that we
wanted to capture with this game] [Wesley Martin – Art
Director on Outer Wilds] [The look of Outer Wilds was inspired by several things. One
of the main things was National Park ads from the 60’s] [We pulled a lot from NASA from that period as well. So using the National Park posters with
their graphic shapes and simple colors fit really well with the level design of the game] [The coolest part about the game visually is that
the planets in the game are physically simulated] [So, as your flying around the solar system you just naturally get things
like eclipses and planets coming into view and a comet flying by] [And it creates these really cinematic moments that
just sort of happen due to the systems in the game] [One of the things we wanted to do with the game is create a
world that feels like it’s changing even when your not there] [Sort of the… Nature doesn’t care! Right? It’s all these systems happening: Tornado’s
Giant’s Deep, Brutal Hollow physically imploding on itself and falling into a Black Hole] [Those things will happen no matter where
your exploring in the Solar System] [and that was very important to give that sense that you don’t have an effect on anything in this
world. You’re exploring it, but really you have to bend to it’s whims, not the other way around] [We tried really hard to make sure
the art supports the game designs] [And so that it makes it easier
to find points of interest] [So, it’s always great to hear when players sort of immerse themselves
in the world and find all the cool things that we’ve hidden] What we have here is the Signal Scope, one of the
many tools you get to use when playing Outer Wilds] [The Signal Scope is a telescope, I can’t use it because I
only have 2 eyes and it was designed for a 4 Eyes Species] [And it also has the ability to pick
up distant sounds from Outer Space] [[email protected] Game Pass music] [Mobius is very excited for everyone to finally
realize what a strange game we’ve made] [We haven’t show a lot of the weird stuff in trailers,
intentially. We’re trying not to give too much away] [But uh, wow there’s a lot of bonkers
stuff in the solar system of Outer Wilds] [[email protected] Game Pass music] [Thanks for watching, we hope you check out Outer
Wilds, available on Xbox One and Game Pass] [[email protected] Game Pass sound fx] [Hi, I’m Nick Zuclich. A content
planner on the [email protected] Team] [Basically that means I’m on a constant quest
for great developers to bring to Xbox] [I’m super excited to talk about
what we’re doing at PAX East] [But before that, let’s look at some
awesome games coming to Game Pass] [[email protected] Game Pass sound fx] [music] [[email protected] Game Pass sound fx] [Drinking the Devil under the table, goats screaming in shopping
carts, cats, photography, dungeon crawling. What a time to be alive] [And guess how many of these games
will be playable at PAX East?] [All of them] [They will all be Game Pass Day One
launchs and all playable at PAX East] [Make sure to come to the Xbox
Booth and check them out] [You can enter to win one of 4 custom designed consoles we made for these
great games. Be sure to retweet to Xbox Game Pass sweepstakes post] [Lastly, we will be giving out custom pins for
all the games we will be showing at PAX East] [And yes, they are hard enamel
for all you pin enthusiasts] [Oh, and speaking of Afterparty… We were able to sit
down with Night School Studios to chat about the game] [[email protected] Game Pass sound fx] [music] [In Afterparty you play as 2 characters, Milo and Lola.
These are 2 best friends who just graduated college] [Through a very unfortunate accident
they find themselves in Hell, dead] [Trapped for what they think is an eternity and it turns out though that
fairly early in the evening they find out that there is a loop-hole] [That if you can outdrink Satan,
which nobody’s ever done before] [You’re allowed re-entry to Earth. One of the first people I pitched
it to after Adam and I really felt good about it was Janina Gavankar] [And Janina, as I was talking to her “maybe you’ll want to do a bit part in the game or something
sort of on the side” And she’s like “I need to play Lola, you’ve gotta give me Lola.”] [As soon as she read just a little bit more of how dry and
what a s♪♪t talker Lola was. Janina jumped all over it] [Milo is played by a hilarious actor named Khoi Dao, who we also know through
the studio. He is another USC alumni like about half of our studio] [The chemistry between Khoi and Janina has been great because
they are both quite similar to the characters they play] [At Night School, it’s always important for us when we are starting a game. To try and take
something narratively that is relatable for players and then tweaking that as much as possible] [The big theme of the game is “what is
a friend and what is a friend to you”] [Is it someone who is always going to agree with you? Is it someone who is
going to be there for you? Is it someone who is going to challenge you?] [And kind of where you get your friends and
how you keep em and what friends drift away] [And the game kind of.. as it evolved
became kind of an exploration of…] [Both how to be a good friend
and how to define that] [Also, what friendship really
means to the human soul] [In our game, the drinking is really about roleplaying and
allowing you to tailor your dialogue choices based on the moment] So, if you want to be flirty as you enter a certain bar? Go get that flirty drink, if you want to be more aggressive, do that.
If you want to get more specific and speak with a Pirate accent and only actually talk like a Pirate, go ahead and do that] [So every bar in Afterparty is really set up in a way to give the player
all of these tools and each bar has different drinks inside of it to] [So ideally, not only are you thinking about what I want to say and
how I interact appropriately inside of each of these scenarios] [But also, how do I want to behave and how do I
want to be perceived by these other characters?] [So drinking was probably the biggest design
push that we made into the dialogue system] [On top of that though, Afterparty has a variety of
activities that co-exist with the dialogue system] [The whole team at Night School has been heads down
working on Afterparty for a little over 2 years now] [It’s just exciting to finally
get the game in people’s hands] [I think the thing that is probably going to surprise people the most is that there is a ton of
heart in the game and there’s actually quite a bit of exploration of the challenges of friendship] [By the end of the game we really do challenge all
of these friendships and factions down in Hell] [There’s quite a bit more depth to the
game then people might be expecting] [I’m just saying, you should pace yourself] [Thanks for watching, Afterparty
comes out later this year] [Lola, can you get alcohol
poisoning in Hell?] [[email protected] Game Pass sound fx] [Such a good game. Everyone
should definitely check it out] [But that means we’re done right…
That’s it?] [Uhh… not quite] [Ahh… ok. So that means there’s
one more left, Blazing Chrome] [Sweet] [[email protected] Game Pass sound fx] [From JoyMasher and The Arcade Crew, Blazing Chrome
throws you into some serious metal madness] [The world is dominated by machines, that threaten
the few humans remaining with total extermination] [You get to kick some metal butts and free humankind in this
classic run’n’gun, made by and for fans of serious arcade action] [[email protected] Game Pass music] [And with that we just want to thank you all for joining us
for our first round at [email protected] Pass. Have fun out there] [Thanks Everybody.. See ya…] [[email protected] Game Pass sound fx] [Xbox Sound]

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-

4 Cases of Idiotic Modern Censorship of Retro Games | Fact Hunt | Larry Bundy Jr


This video is sponsored by Skillshare. You know how they often censor movies on re-release? You know, like changing the guns to walkie talkies in
E.T., Removing a single frame of Jessica Rabbit’s crotch in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and totally pretending Song of the South never even existed? Well, they’ve only gone and done that to
games too now! With the recent rise in popularity of retro
gaming, and publishers owning decades of long neglected I.P.’s, it’s an extremely quick
and profitable way for them to make some extra moolah. However, as you’re about to see with your
human eyeballs, publishers’ overly neurotic attempts at not wanting to trigger, even the
most thinly skinned of triggerables, have left some very bizarre and questionable edits
to our childhood… So, this episode we take a look at these attempts
to nerf nostalgia, these undertakings to obliterate the old-school, and these exertions to permutate
the past, As I say… But Hello you, I’m Guru Larry, and I welcome
you to Fact Hunt: Four Cases of Idiotic Modern Censorship of Retro Games. But, before we start, don’t forget to click
that “Subscribe” button, as well as the Notification Bell, to be first to see future
Fact Hunt Episodes… And away we go!!! Alongside titles such as ESWAT and Toki, Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi was another of Sega’s attempts to use the name of a
popular arcade game, but make a completely different experience out of it, and an excellent
job they did of it too, The Secret of Shinobi is far superior to the arcade original, (which
in all honesty is just rehash of the original Shinobi, just now with extra dog) as evident of it being re-released multiple times on future 16-bit compilations. However, with the release of 2018’s Sega
Mega Drive Classics (or Sega Genesis Classics if you’re in America) Collection for the
PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, Sega, completely out of nowhere decided to censor the World Trade Centre from the game’s title screen. However, rather than remove the buildings
entirely, they simply just reused one of the sprites again and placed it in the middle of the two towers to make it look like one wide skyscraper, possibly to make it look like the Met-Life center, who knows? But, a big black square on the title screen
looks ridiculous now. On a thematic level, the game is set in 1997,
when the towers WERE still standing, and going out of your way to pretend the buildings never existed is FAR more disrespectful to the victims who tragically lost their lives that day, than to honour them by leaving them intact. And want to hear THE most stupid thing about
this whole piece of unnecessary censorship? Sega didn’t even bother being through with
their suppression, as the twin towers still appear in the game’s ending, completely unedited. So, fantastic job being consistent with your completely unwarranted editing of history there Sega! Bravo! Simulations of pinball machines in video gaming,
especially in the early years, have always been a difficult task to perfect, and while
very few have managed to accurately computerize the haptic feel of whacking a metal ball with
some flippers, such as DICE’s Pinball Fantasies trilogy on home computers, the first on console
was arguably NAXAT’s “Crush” series. When Alien Crush and its sequel, Devil’s
Crush were released on the Turbografx, gamers instantly fell in love with its impressive
visuals, dark, adult themes, and ultimately how it managed to both emulate the accuracy of a pinball machine, but at the same time take advantage of it being a video game, so the series instantly became a cult classic. And later on, an obvious choice for a re-release when Turbografx titles started to appear on the Wii virtual console… However, while NEC were more than happy to allow Devil Crush’s satanic imagery to slide on their console, Nintendo were not. Bizarrely, for a game that contains flayed skulls, exploding baby heads, and twatting giant steel balls against druids, Nintendo’s main objection to the game were the spinning pentagrams. To have the game acceptable on the Virtual
console, all pentagrams in the game were changed to spinning triangles instead, which is odd,
as a pentagram is just two triangles on top of each other anyway. But, some genius at Nintendo thought this
strange request for censorship would be just enough to stop the younglings worshiping the lord
of the underworld. You know, you’ve become really picky with
your choice of restrictions since the days of Mortal Kombat, Ninty! What’s wrong with you??? Now, here’s a bizarre turn up for the books as it’s actually a game released on one of those plug and play systems, you know, those bloody things that STILL insist on looking like complete arse by using Mono composite
leads instead of HDMI in the 2020s. Anyhoo, when MSI Entertainment decided to release a
retro plug and play of a WWF game, they not only went for what is considered one of the lesser WWF games in the NES library, WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge, but also not even the
best port of the game, the Master System version is far superior. But eagle-eyed retro gaming and wrestling
fans noticed aside from the logo rebranding and slapping Jim Hellwig on the title screen,
two of the original line up have been removed: Hulk Hogan and The Mountie had been replaced
by The Ultimate Warrior and Razor Ramon. Coincidentally, this wasn’t the first time
The Ultimate Warrior was rushed in to replace another wrestler in a WWF game, the same thing
happened with the scronking one replacing Jeff Jarret at the last minute in the PS1
and Sega Saturn title, WWF In Your House. Now, The Mountie is a bit of a mystery why
he was taken out, but at an educated guess the WWE considered him one of their more forgettable
wrestlers to modern day fans, that or they just hate French Canadians. But The Hulkster’s absence is certainly
far more cut and paste. I hear you’re a racist now Hogan. Back in 2015, a video was leaked recorded eight years prior of Hogan objecting to his daughter
having relationships with gentlemen of a differing skin pigmentation to that of his own, not that there are too many orange people in this world. However, quite clearly screaming the “N”
word several times throughout caught the ire of the WWE, whom immediately fired Hogan as a result. Infact, simply sacking the guy just wasn’t
enough for the WWE, since that incident, they have Chris Benoit’d him from all posts on
their website, searches on their streaming service, and all of their future video games. So, ask yourself, Is removing an 8-bit sprite from a three decade old video game actually censorship? Well, the WWE and MSI Entertainment wanted Hogan purged from the game so hard that they decided to replace him with another racist (albeit one that’s dead) and a murderer! So, you come to your own conclusions. Should we all racists now? What’s the official line Hulkamania’s taking on it? You know, for a title that’s been rated
the greatest game of all-time, Nintendo have really gotten cold feet with Ocarina of Time over the years, censoring and re-censoring the game multiple times with stupid, and overly neurotic edits… Even just weeks after Ocarina of Time’s
initial release, the game saw not one, but TWO reissues. The first saw some game crashing glitches
fixed, but 1.2 saw its first piece of censorship with blood being removed. Strange as Gannondorf is the only enemy that
actually does bleed within the game, but I guess being a pig demon, he must phlebotomize
apple sauce in Nintendo’s family friendly eyes. Version 1.2 also saw the beginning of Ninty
fearing they might offend someone, for example the theme to the Fire Temple area featured a backing track containing Islamic chanting. With verses such as: “There is no other God, but Allah”. In the programmers defence, they obviously had absolutely no clue about what the lyrics actually meant, they simply lifted them from a stock
music CD as they felt they’d sounded fitting to the level. Though, strangely, the exact same track is
also heard in the game Crusin’ World, and that passed Nintendo’s censorship policy
completely unscathed. However, this piece of censorship was such a rush job, rather than compose an all-new track for the area, they just re-used the Shadow Temple’s theme, but, added a few extra beats to the song to disguise the fact. The next revision came when Ocarina of Time
was released on the GameCube. Nintendo felt there was content in the game
which still may be considered offensive to Muslims, this time feeling the Gerudo symbol
looked a little too close to an Islamic crescent, so changed (what they thought) were all symbols in the game to an alternate Gerudo symbol found on a background tile in the then recently released Majora’s Mask. Now, of course you’re probably muttering
to yourself… “The Nintendo 64 and GameCube aren’t modern consoles Larry, why are they on this list?” Well, that’s where we come to the 3DS port of the game. Not only did Nintendo screw up that last piece of censorship, realizing they hadn’t removed ALL of the crescents within the game, for example, in the ceiling of Dampe’s tomb. But, THE most neurotic piece of censorship
was with the design changes to the lost wood’s inhabitant, Skull Kid. For some unbeknownst reason, Nintendo suddenly
thought Skull Kid’s face hidden in shadow was now considered him being in black face, so redesigned him look like he had a coconut for a head. Which, come to think of it, is technically almost as racist. But, going by Nintendo’s definition that
would also make other shadowed characters such as Orko from He-Man, The Jawas from Star
Wars, Gigi from Final Fantasy, and even Taokaka from Blaz Blue black faced too. Now, I understand Nintendo wanting to appeal to
as many people as possible, but turning into a Nanny state with paranoid bouts of censorship has to have a line drawn somewhere. Subtitles provided by Larry Bundy Jr. (hope you liked them again ^_-)

Best Starter Pokemon to Pick in Every Game

January 26, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Best Starter Pokemon to Pick in Every Game


– Greetings fans! Michael here and most people
choose their favorite starter when playing through
a Pokémon game, because you can beat
any Pokémon game with any starter because all
of them are reasonably strong. Heck, you can solo any Pokémon
game with just your starter because you’ll end up
super over leveled. But while you can pick
any starter that you want, the reality is
that in every game, there is one particular starter that makes the game
easier than it would be if you chose the other two, based on how well it matches up against the big plot
battles of the game. I thought it would be fun to go through every
single main series game and figure out which starter
Pokémon is the best pick in each of them, based on how well it matches up against that particular
region’s gym leader, Elite Four member, evil team, and other big important
story battles. So don’t forget to
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I’ve covered that, the best starter to
pick in Red and Blue is hands down, by
a mile, Bulbasaur. One of the biggest reasons that Bulbasaur is the best
starter for Red and Blue is that it can single-handedly take out the first
two gym leaders. Vine Whip is super effective
against all of Brock’s Pokémon and all of Misty’s Pokémon. Meanwhile Squirtle
is good against Brock but mutually resisted
against Misty, while Charmander is
weak to both of them. When deciding the best starter, the early game match ups are the most important
in my opinion because your options for team
members are far more limited and your starter’s already
gonna be your strongest Pokémon from the get go. If you wanna beat Brock but
don’t have Bulbasaur or Squirtle you have to go out of
your way to find a Mankey that has a fighting move or maybe a Nidoran with
Double Kick as well. If you wanna have super
effective damage against Misty and didn’t pick Bulbasaur, you have to find a
Pikachu in Viridian Forest which is really rare, or you have to go out of
your way to find grass type, north of Cerulean. It’s kind of annoying
to have to do this, especially if you don’t
intend to keep those Pokémon on your team for the
rest of the time. Having Bulbasaur just allows you to easily beat those
gym leaders immediately. Now, the importance of
what starter you pick does down the further
into the game you get because you get more
access to more good Pokémon as you go along. However, Venusaur still
continues to perform well throughout the rest of the
game, not just the beginning. It resists the electric
moves of Lieutenant Surge, which is nice if your ground
type Pokémon goes down. It does not do well offensively
against Erica or Koga but its poison typing
prevents their Pokémon from poisoning it,
which is a nice bonus. It’s not good against
Sabrina or Blaine, but like I said, by
that time in the game, you’ve had access
to other Pokémon that are good against
them for a while. And lastly it matches up
well against Giovanni, not just the gym
battle with him, but the other two
battles against him from earlier in the game. While his Nidos
aren’t weak to grass, they can’t really
touch Venusaur. But it doesn’t stop there, I think it’s the best starter
for taking on The Elite Four, at the very least, it’s definitely the best
starter for taking on Lorelei. This may surprise you because
she is an ice type specialist and Venusaur is weak to ice. While Venusaur may not be great
defensively against Lorelei, it is great off offensively, since four of her five
Pokémon are weak to Grass. It’s especially
good against Slowbro because while it’s
a psychic type and Venusaur is weak to psychic, Slowbro doesn’t have an
attacking psychic type move. Meanwhile Charizard is
only good against Jynx, and while Blastoise is the
best starter defensively for this fight, it can’t
touch her Pokémon offensively. Then comes Bruno, and
Venusaur again does well. It easily decimates
his two Onix, and it resists the
fighting type attacks of his other Pokémon. The only one that’s a
bit scary is Hitmonchan with ice punch. Meanwhile Charizard
isn’t any good because it doesn’t
get any flying type
moves in Red and Blue and is of course
weak to the Onix. And Blastoise, while it’s
good against the Onix, just like Venusaur, does not resist the attacks
of his other Pokémon. Venusaur unfortunately can’t
really touch Agatha or Lance, I mean it can’t be poisoned
by Agatha’s Pokémon but she tends to go mostly
for sleep over poison and then against your rival, Venusaur fares about as well
as all the other starters do because your rivals
team is balanced. In the end, Venusaur
overall does way better against more big plot battles, especially the early ones
than the other two starters. So to me, that
makes it hands down the easiest choice for the
best starter in Red and Blue. Next up is Pokémon yellow
and this entry is a fast one because you don’t get
a choice in starter. Your starter is Pikachu, it’s the best starter
and the worst starter because it’s the only starter. Moving on to generation two, it’s now time for Pokémon
gold, silver, and crystal. Where your options are
Chikorita, Cyndaquil,
and Totodile. And I think the best starter
to pick of these three, is Cyndaquil. First off, I will
address Chikorita, which is far and away the
worst choice of the three. It is weak to the
first two gym battles. Remember how I said the earliest gym battles are
kinda the most important ones? So that’s really bad but it doesn’t get
much better after that. The only gym battle Pokémon that Meganium has a
super effective move for, that it is also now
weak to in return, are Pryce’s Seel and
Chuck’s Poliwrath. That’s it. Every other gym battle
either resists grass or is neutral against it so Meganium is just not
viable in a Johto playthrough. I mean it’s not really
Meganium’s fault, I mean maybe it’d be better
if it had a dual type but it’s already at
a big disadvantage because Johto didn’t repeat
any gym type from Kanto and the three types that
grass is strong against, rock, water and ground, all
had their gyms in Kanto. Speaking of Kanto, I’m not taking that into account for determining the best
starter in a Johto game because those gyms
are post-game. You’re gonna have a
complete team by that point so your choice in starter
matters very little once you’ve gotten to Kanto. As for the remaining two, I’m giving Cyndaquil
the edge here because while Totodile is
neutral to almost every gym, Cyndaquil is strong
against some of them. The two of them fair about
equally against Falkner but Cyndaquil excels
against Bugsy. Quilava is a bit
worse against Whitney since rollout is super
effective against it, but every starter is gonna
struggle against Whitney, it’s frickin’ Whitney. Just use the in-game
trade Machop, that’s how you beat Whitney. Don’t use a starter. Then they’re both
neutral against Morty, but Feraligatr is slightly
better against Chuck because it’s not
weak to Poliwrath. Typhlosion excels
against Jasmine though, being strong against
her entire team. While Feraligatr is only
good against Steelix. Typhlosion is also
better against Pryce, because while his Pokémon all have types
strong against Fire, none of them have
attacks for those types. That means both Feraligatr
and Typhlosion beat Piloswine but Typhlosion hits his
other two neutrally, while Feraligatr is resisted. Then they both stink
against Clair, but come on, every starter stinks
against Clair. So Typhlosion completely
bodies two gyms one of which is one
of the first two gyms, while Feraligatr is
only offensively good against a few
select gym Pokémon. But Typhlosion’s
advantages don’t end there. Because it’s also good
against other story battles that Feraligatr isn’t
as good against. One example are the
battle against your rival. None of the starters
are super effective against his Golbat, Gengar,
Alakazam or his own starter but Typhlosion is good against
his Sneasel and Magneton, two Pokémon he has for a very
large percentage of the game. As for the Pokémon league, Typhlosion is strong against
two of Will’s Pokémon, three of Koga’s,
and one of Karen’s. That totals to six different
Pokémon within the league. Feraligatr is only
strong against three and Meganium is only
strong against two. With all of these advantages, Typhlosion is definitely
the best starter for Pokémon gold,
silver, and crystal. But that’s mainly
thanks to its typing. Remember how I said that
no gym types were repeated from Kanto to Johto, well grass is good against
rock, water and ground and water is good against
rock, round and fire. And those four types
all got gyms in Kanto. Meanwhile fire is good against
bug, ice, steel and grass and only grass
got a gym in Kanto and the other three
types got gyms in Johto. So Typhlosion was just
advantaged by it’s typing from the start. Now onto generation three and first I will real quick
cover FireRed and LeafGreen, the remakes of the
original Kanto games. And unsurprisingly, the best
starter remains the same. It’s still Bulbasaur. All of the big plot battles
remain the same, pretty much and the only real change of note is that Charizard
actually has flying type attacking options now, but that really only helps
its viability against Bruno Now for the Hoenn
games, those being Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Where your starter choice
is between Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip. It was a bit trickier to
decide the best starter here because of the version
differences between
the three games. Depending on which
one you’re playing, you’ll fight a
different evil team a different number of times and the champion changes between
Emerald and the other two. However, after analyzing
all the different options between the different versions. I still think the best
starter is the same throughout all three games. In my opinion that
best starter is Mudkip. The primary reason I think
it’s the best starter is because it is
strong against three of the first four gyms and it’s not weak
to the fourth one. Mudkip and Marshtomp is
strong against Roxanne, Wattson, and Flannery, while being neutral
against Brawly. And remember, the earlier
gym battles matter more to me because your team
options are more limited. So it being good against three
against of the first four is incredible. Past that it’s good
against yet another gym, that being Tate & Liza, along with being strong
against Team Magma’s Numels and Camerupts, plus
two-thirds of Steven’s team. Therefore in Rudy, it’s far
and away the best option because you fight
Team Magma and Steven. It’s still good in the
other ones too though because in Sapphire,
yeah you fight Team Aqua but you still fight Steven. In Emerald Steven is
replace by Wallace which Swampert can’t
do much to offensively, but you fight Maxie three times
as much as you fight Archie. As an added bonus, Swampert
gets ice type coverage that the other starters do not, which gives it some powerful
moves against Winona and Drake. Which, while they’re
not stab attacks, it’ll still come in handy. As for the other two, Sceptile has super effective
damage against three gyms, but struggles if you’re
facing off against Team Magma rather than Aqua. It is a bit better
in Emerald though, because it’s also
good against Wallace. Blaziken is strong
against three gyms, all of which are
in the first five. It’s also the best
starter for the league due to being strong against
both Sydney and Glacia, plus decent against some
of Steven’s Pokémon, but it struggles
against both evil teams since it’s weak to both
Camerupt and Sharpedo. So clearly they
all have benefits, so I don’t think any starter
performs severely badly compared to the other
ones like like Meganium in the Johto games. However with Mudkip
being good against three of the first four gyms, plus another gym after that and basically an entire
evil team and champion, that’s really good. So it’s definitely the
best one in my opinion. Moving on to generation four, I will again real quick
cover the remakes first, those being HeartGold
and SoulSilver. And, much like with
the last remakes, the best starter
remains unchanged because most of the big plot
battles remain unchanged. So the best starter
is again, Cyndaquil. The only real detriment
Cyndaquil has in these new games is that Pryce’s Piloswine
gets a Ground type move now, but Typhlosion is still
much faster than Piloswine so it’s probably just gonna OHKO with a flamethrower anyways. Now for the Sinnoh games,
those being diamond, pearl, and platinum, where
the options are Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup. I will say upfront, that Piplup is definitely
the worst starter because Empoleon is ugly. I’m kidding. I mean I’m not
kidding it is ugly but that’s not the
reason it’s the worst. Piplup is the worst starter because it’s strong against
the fewest number of gyms, that being three. Which is more than I can
say for some other starters in some other games but it’s still less than the
other two Sinnoh starters. It’s strong against Roark, but then not good against
any other gyms until Byron, and while it’s good against
Steelix and Bastiodon, it’s weak to Magneton. It’s then strong against Candice
thanks to its Steel typing, but after that it’s really
only strong against Bertha and Flint, and Bertha’s risky since Empoleon is
weak to Ground. Meanwhile Turtwig and Chimchar are good against four gyms each. Assuming you make it a Monferno before taking on the first gym, the Chimchar line is
good against Roark, Gardenia, Byron, and Candice. Turtwig is good against Roark,
Wake, Byron, and Volkner. They’re also both good against
one Elite Four member each, Aaron for Infernape and
Bertha for Torterra, while also being good against two of Cynthia’s
Pokémon in Platinum. Infernape is good against
two in diamond and pearl, while Torterra is
good against three because she has a Gastrodon. They seem to be pretty balanced, but I think I have to
give the edge to Chimchar. Two of Chimchar’s good gym
matchups are in the first four and they’re actually
the very first two. Which, like with
Bulbasaur, is a big deal. Meanwhile Torterra, two of
it’s are in the first four in Diamond and Pearl but
only one is in the first four in Platinum because Wake got
moved to be the fifth gym. Also, some of
Turtwig’s advantages aren’t as good as they
might seem at first. Against Wake, only two
of his three Pokémon are weak to grass, and two
of them carry ice moves which decimate Torterra. Also while Torterra’s Earthquake is good against Team Galactic’s
myriad of poison types, it doesn’t get earthquake
until it’s a Torterra meaning up until that point it’s really weak to
all those poison types. Infernape also has the
advantage of being fast and not having a
four-times weakness, so because it can
out-speed opponents, it’s more likely
to take them out before it can take them out. Whereas Torterra, if the
opponent has a stray ice move it could be in trouble. Additionally you fight a
ton of Bronzor in this game because pretty much every
galactic admin has one and Infernape
excels against them because they have levitate so Torterra can’t hit
them with Earchquake. Infernape also has an
extremely wide move pool which benefits in giving
it a lot more coverage than the other two starters. So, with all of that in
mind Infernape / Chimchar is the best Sinnoh starter. Now on to generation five, and I’ll start with
black and white, because black two and white
two have very different gyms so they could result in
a different best starter. The options for your starter in all four of the
games are Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott. For Black and
White specifically, the best starter is
definitely Tepig. Thanks to it gaining the
fighting type upon evolution that gives it a lot more
offensive advantages that the others other
starters don’t get because they remain pure typed. It’s strong against
Lenora’s normal types and Burgh’s bug types, two
of the first three gyms, then later excels
against Brycen. It also hits two of clay’s
three Pokémon super effectively, but that’s more risky since
they’re good against it too. In the league it’s very
good against Grimmsley and can hit for of N’s Pokémon and three of Ghetsis’s for
super effective damage. Additionally, Team Plasma tends to carry a
lot of dark types, which Emboar, thanks to its
fighting type handles with ease It’s also strong
against Cheren’s Liepard and Bianca’s Stoutland, the two Pokémon that they get
first after their starters. So you’ll be able to take
advantage of that advantage for pretty much the
entire playthrough. As for Snivy and Oshawott, they’re really only
good against one gym, that being Clay and even then they’re only good against
two of his Pokémon each, which Emboar is too. So because they have
almost no advantages, while Emboar has quite a few, Emboar is clearly the best
starter for Black and White. But what about Black
two and White two? These games replaced
the triplet’s, Lenora’s, and Brycen’s gyms with
Cheren’s, Roxie’s, and Marlon’s. So is Emboar still
the best starter? Yes, yes it is, but it’s
not as good as it was. If you get your Pignite to
Level 17 to learn Arm Thrust, it crushes Cheren, but that
is over-levelling a bit, so that gym is a maybe. While the matchup against
Roxie’s Koffing is neutral, Pignite crushes Whirlipede. It’s good against
Burgh like before, along with two of Clay’s
three Pokémon like before. Skyla now has a Skarmory
that she didn’t have before, which Emboar’s fire
attacks are good against but Eboar is also weak
to Skarmory flying moves so it’s kind of a fifty fifty
like with Clay’s Pokémon. After that though, it’s not
much use until the Elite Four with Grimmsley again. So Emboar went from being strong
against three gyms for sure to one plus two iffy ones due to the leveling
thing with Cheren and with Roxie it’s only
good against one of the two. However, all three of those gyms that it’s at least maybe good
against are the first three. Meanwhile Snivy is now weak
to two of the first three, While Oshawott is in the
same situation it was before. It’s just good against Clay and like neutral to
almost everything else. Also Emboar also still
has the advantage against the Team
Plasma’s dark types, plus it’s good against
Hugh’s Bouffalant and can hit Iris’s Hydreigon
and Aggron really hard. So while it’s definitely
not as good as it was in Black and White, it’s still better
than the other two. Now onto Generation 6, and I will again get the
remake out of the way first. Those being OmegaRuby
and AlphaSapphire where the best starter
is again, Mudkip. The big plot battles
remain mostly unchanged and all three starters
do get mega evolutions but since that doesn’t happen
until about the sixth gym, I don’t think those come
into play a whole lot in regard to a particular
starters viability. Mega Blaziken is definitely
the best mega evolution but Marshtomp is still amazing
against the first four gyms. In fact Swampert
gets a huge buff in the fact that it can now
use it’s water tight moves on it’s huge
physical attack stat. So that makes it hit even
harder than it did before, which is fantastic. Then comes X and Y. The best starter for these
games is much harder to select than all the other games
because you make two choices. You first choose a
native Kalos starter, picking from Chespin,
Fennekin, and Froakie, then beat the first gym, but then you pick a Kanto
starter in addition to that. This makes things tricky because if one
particular starter type is better against the
region as a whole, and then you look at each
starter choice individually, you would end up picking two
starters of the same type. Which would not lead
to a balanced team. Therefore, I’m gonna tell
you which starter combo is the best. Which Kalos starter and which Kanto starter make for the easiest
playthrough together. It was really tough
for me to decide this so if you disagree
with this entry, I definitely understand. But the combinations
I narrowed it down to were Fennekin and Bulbasaur
versus Froakie and Charmander. The reason I selected
these pairs is that I felt like the fire
type was necessary. Fire is half-good against
Viola, half-good against Grant, dominates Ramos and Wulfric, beats Valerie’s Mawile
and resists her other two, and beats two of
Clemont’s three Pokémon due to Heliolisk’s Dry Skin. So of course the first
fire option is Fennekin’s and I chose Bulbasaur
to be its partner because its offensive
poison type attacks are really good against
Valerie and Ramos. Yes those are battles that Fennekin was
already good against, but the other
option is Blastoise which is just not
helpful in this game, it’s good against Grant’s
Amaura and that’s basically it. Charmander’s partner
would then be Froakie, because it’s really
good against Grant and is excellent against Olivia. Chespin unfortunately just
is kinda underwhelming in most gym battles. Now to compare the pairs. So Fennekin and Froakie are
evenly matched against Viola but Froakie is
better against Grant. After that, they’re both strong against about the same
number of gym leaders and Elite Four members. So because of that, that might seem like
I’m gonna pick Froakie as the better starter here because it’s better
in the early game gyms and as I’ve said
I value that more. However, there are other
factors that play here that make me select
Fennekin and Bulbasaur as the best starter combo. And there a five reasons why I’m picking them
over the others. Number one, they’re
better for Korrina. Braixen can hit
Korrina with Psybeam even if it hasn’t evolved yet, but you have to have Charizard
to get the Flying coverage. Ivysaur also resists
the fighting attacks, while Frogadier does not. Reason number two,
Delphox is not weak to the electric type moves
that Charizard is weak to which matters big
against Clemont. Mega Charizard X fixes this,
but you may be playing Y. Reason number three,
if you are playing Y, Mega Charizard Y’s Drought can harm your Greninja’s
effectiveness. Reason number four, having an
offensive poison type attack to handle Fairies super early on thanks to Venoshock on
Ivysaur is extremely helpful. And number fiver, while not
having Greninja against Olympia means you don’t have super
effective offense against her, Delphox still resists her. Now for the Generation
7 Alola games, where the starter options are
Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio. and I think the best starter
is the same in sun, moon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and that starter is Popplio. Popplio does alright against
the Totem boss fights. It’s good against the Raticate
if you’re playing Moon or Ultra Moon thanks
to Disarming Voice, but it’s neutral
on the Gumshoos. It’s neutral against
the water trial, excels at the fire trial,
does poorly in the grass and electric trials, is
neutral in the ghost trial, and decimates the dragon trial. Incineroar fairs similarly well, swapping the fire and
dragon trial advantages for the grass and electric ones, plus ghost against the
non-Mimikyu Pokémon, while Decidueye does much
worse than the other two. So Primarina and Incineroar
fare pretty similarly against the Totem battles. But what makes Primarina
much better than Incineroar in my opinion, is how it how it performs
against the Kahunas. In which it has super effective
attacks for all of them. Disarming Voice is
good against Hala, Olivia’s team is weak to water, Nanu’s is weak to Fairy, and Hapu’s is weak to water or Fairy with her Flygon. Primarina can single
handedly beat all of them. Incineroar does a bit
better against Team Skull, ’cause they tend to have
a lot of poison types but you can’t ignore
that Primarina beats
all of the Kahunas and does well in
the Totem battles, it is the best starter
in Alola, definitely. Next is let’s go Pikachu
and let’s go Eevee, and like with the yellow
version that they are based on, you do not get an
option in starter. Let’s go Pikachu
you get Pikachu, let’s go Eevee you get Eevee. So those two Pokémon are
the best and worst starters because they are
the only starters. And finally we have generation
8, Pokémon Sword and Shield, where the starter
options are of course Scorbunny, Sobble and Grookey. I must say of all the games
in all of the generations, I think these are the games where the starters are
the most evenly matched. A big reason for that
is the first three gyms are Grass, Fire and Water. And then the fourth gym is one that all of the starters
match up neutrally against, so therefore all of them
are good against exactly one of the first four gym battles. After the first four, Inteleon and Rillaboom do well
against the Rock gym if you’re in Sword, with Inteleon being better here since only half of Gordie’s
Pokémon are weak to grass. They’re also both
good against Raihan, since two of his four Pokémon
are weak to grass and water. Cinderace does well
in the Fairy gyms since it resists all
the fairy attacks, and it dominates in the
Shield-exclusive ice gym aside from the Lapras. It’s not much help
against Raihan, but it does really
well against Rose. With all this in mind, I’ve decided that I
think the best starter in Sword and Shield
is Scorbunny. While it’s only good against
one of the first four gyms, just like the other two, the one it’s good against
is the very first one, where you have the fewest
number of team options, so that’s pretty nice. It’s the only starter equipped
to handle the Fairy gym so it gets an extra
gym point there and in Shield, it’s
amazing in the Ice gym. And in Sword, it still can
help out in the rock gym because it gets
fighting type coverage. That fighting coverage can also
come in handy against Raihan because two of his four
Pokémon are weak to fighting. Also, being able to
sweep through Rose’s team which is not a gym battle, it
might as well be counted one, is really impressive. It has four-times
super effective hits for two of his five Pokémon and the other three
are all weak to fire, that’s really good. Cinderace also handles Hop’s regularly-appearing Corviknight, plus his Dubwool and Snorlax
thanks to fighting coverage, which also helps against Marnie. It’s not that great
in the Champion’s Cup, but it can handle Leon’s
Mr. Rime and Aegislash. Also I think Pyro Ball is the
best starter exclusive move because it’s extremely strong, its Fire Blast but physical
and stronger and 100% accurate. That’s really good! So in my opinion, all three
of the starters are good but Cinderace edges the
other two out by a bit. So in the end, the best starters in
generational/regional order are Bulbasaur, Cyndaquil,
Mudkip, Chimchar, Tepig, Fennekin and Bulbasaur together,
Popplio, and Scorbunny. Wow that’s a lot of fire types. Thanks so much for watching and an extra special thanks
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LEVEL 10 | GAME OVER


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an end-of-the-series wrap-up. Like, “Well,
there you go, bros! “As you can see,
I’ve been through a lot…” What, are you starting
without me? You asshole. (LAUGHING) Oh, is that what
you’re drinking? Yeah. I think I’ll wait until
I have a little bit of food. But thank you. You asshole.
You fucking… DAMON: No,
I was giving… KEVIN: Fuck you. So, Felix, did he show you
what he brought today? FELIX: No. Hey, Jeff.
Show him. Show him. FELIX: (LAUGHS)
Oh! What… KEVIN: Oh! Jeez. I’m not looking at him.
This is fucked up. (JEFF SPEAKING) No, put that away, Jeff. Nothing’s gonna go down, Jeff.
You can put that away. I know this is
America and all,
but that’s fucked up. KEVIN: All right, Felix. FELIX: Yes? Okay, let’s just
get this started. Um… Um… KEVIN: Uh, just say… You know what? Start with,
“What I just experienced
was crazy, insane. “You know, I was…
I was, uh…” Um… Okay, all right.
I’ll just do something. FELIX: Okay. I just had the weirdest
weeks of my life. What the fuck! FELIX:I collected alien eggs.I went on a spaceship that
was infested with maggots.
FELIX: (YELLS) They’re real! (SCREAMING) What the fuck!I was chased by a little girl
in a creepy haunted house.
Hello? Little girl?
Are you okay? (SNARLS) (SCREAMS) Bloody hell! Fuck that shit. FELIX:I ended up
at my own funeral.
What the fuck is this?
Why am I here? Okay. Let me out!I had to play
real-life
Operation. I’m going for this thing! Ugh! (ELECTRICITY BUZZING) (SCREAMING) Are you fucking kidding me? FELIX:In the hotel,
I was chased by
a chainsaw guy.
That’s fucked up. Fuck you! Fuck this! (CHAINSAW REVVING) Fuck this! Fucking hey!
(SCREAMING) KEVIN:Collected alien eggs?I kind of… DAMON: We already
covered all this. We covered all this. We… What? I feel like we done this. DAMON: We already
talked about this. DAMON: That’s why I was
under the impression
that I was gonna do the… Interview,
but if you’re… Damon, how about
you do it then? DAMON: Okay. (SPITS) What the fuck is wrong…
What are you doing? What the… FELIX: What happened? FELIX: Did he spit at you? All over my arm. Why did he spit at you? Is he okay? DAMON: He’s wasted. He’s been drinking
since 12:00. (LAUGHS) DAMON: Okay. FELIX:So, as I was saying,in that fucking hallway,I had to dig through
those disgusting maggots.
This is so fucking gross. (GROANS AND RETCHES) Where’s the fucking key? Jesus fucking… Fuck me. FELIX:That arcade
was creepy as hell.
MAN: (ON RADIO)
He’s walking away.
FELIX:Remember when
I got attacked
in the ball pit?
FELIX: Oh, what the fuck?
What the shit? Okay! I just need the token! What the fuck is this?
Oh, my God!The insane asylum
was super fucked up.
Oh, what the shit? FELIX: Okay. (EVERYONE SCREAMING) Fuck this!
Fuck this! Fuck this! Fuck this!
Where the fuck do I go? FELIX:I don’t think
I ever run so fast in my life.
Okay, I’m gonna go here.Until the military thing.
I had to run through war.
(ALARM BLARES) Shit! MAN:They’ve triggered
the explosives! Run! Run! Run!
Shit! (SCREAMING)The military game was insane.Pretty much, I got
shot at the entire time.
(GROANING) Shit. (SQUEALING) (CONTINUOUS GUN FIRE)The craziest thing
was during the last one.
You need to be punished. Elbows on the table! I did not
sign up for this. Naughty boy! Bark like a dog! FELIX:I can’t believe
that girl whipped me so much.
It freaking hurt, too.Woof! WOMAN: Bark like a dog! Bark! (YELLS) Bananas! I’m just glad I
made it out alive. That’s it for me for now,
but as always… Jeff, do you want to kiss it? Sure. (LAUGHS) No, you shouldn’t.
You really shouldn’t. (LAUGHS) I’m sorry.
Uh… (LAUGHS) FELIX: Let me redo that.
(LAUGHS) I didn’t think you’d say yes. Okay. (LAUGHS) All right,
that’s it for me for now, and as always,
stay awesome, bros. (EXCLAIMS) (UPBEAT POP MUSIC PLAYS) (OVER TANNOY)Yo, yo, yo.
What’s up, everybody?
(CLAPPING) DAMON:Oh,
PewDiePie’s in the house!
And Jeff! (AUDIENCE CHEERING) DAMON:Say hello to PewDiePie.How’s it going? (APPLAUSE CONTINUES) How’s it going? It’s going good. How are you? Good. Hey. Felix. Have we met? Not yet. I’m, uh,
arts department. Oh, cool. I’m Paul. Nice to meet you, Paul. Pleasure. Who did the chair?
That was really cool. FELIX:They built this
custom wheelchair…
Mr Chair, what
are you doing? (LAUGHS)…that goes back, kind of
like a horse, goes up.
(WHOOPING) Were you surprised
to see the Smosh guys? They were wearing masks. FELIX:And Anthony kept
licking through the mask.
It’s this tiny little thing.
I’m like…
(LAUGHING) Did you know? No, I had no idea. No idea? FELIX: Sitting on
this green thing. Are you gonna spit on me? What? Are you gonna
spit on me now? Nothing, I’m just kidding.
I’m just… How many times
has he scared you? Oh, shit. We need, like,
a montage of that. (SHRIEKS) (SCREAMING) (REPEATEDLY SHRIEKING) (SHRIEKS) FELIX: What? (SHRIEKS) Why? What is that weird mix? It’s whisky. Why do you drink
from a plastic bottle? KEVIN: Well, I don’t know.
I don’t have like a… Kevin? We only got beer or wine. Why don’t you go
get us some drinks? I don’t want to say
I think he’s had enough
to drink, so I won’t. (INDISTINCT CHATTER)All right, everybody,
thanks for coming out.
We have a couple people
here tonight that want
to say a few words.
Rachel, the EP from Skybound.(APPLAUSE AND CHEERS) DAMON:Here’s Rachel.Hi, everybody.(APPLAUSE CONTINUES)Thank you all so, so, so much
for being here tonight
and being with us
through the whole show.
Thank you guys for making
this show possible.
It’s been an absolute blast.I wanna pass
the mic to Felix,
the man of the hour,
to say a few words.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) Come on!Well…No one told me I was
gonna be on stage today.
Wait, wait, wait…Kevin! No!
This is my moment!
(LAUGHING) KEVIN: Wait, wait, wait!I have something for you.(CROWD CLAPPING)That’s for you.(CROWD CHEERS) (WHOOPING) Timmy! KEVIN:We all know
what that is.
For those of you
that don’t know,
this is Timmy.
Timmy has been my rock
throughout this whole thing.
Kevin has lied to me.Damon has lied to me
this whole thing.
Rachel has lied.
But let me tell you,
Timmy here never lies.
Before you start,
before you start,
I just want to say…Okay.Uh…Um, this has been…
(STAMMERING)I just wanted…I feel like some of
the times during the
three weeks with you,
in a van…
Hey, where’s my van crew?
How many hours did
we stay in the van?
Too many?Too many.Get the fuck off. (LAUGHS) KEVIN:Um, and, uh…And I just want to say,
it’s been…
This road has
been tough, and…
And it’s like when…
It’s just hard in
this world, you know?
When you, uh…When you try and people
don’t have your back, and…
(STAMMERS)For Felix!
Felix, you’re awesome.
Thank you.We’re juggling so
many balls and we’re
dropping them, and…
It’s okay, dude.And I just…
No, it’s okay. Stop it. FELIX:All right, yes.Jeff… That’s enough.
It’s enough.Okay. Give it up for Kevin.(SCATTERED APPLAUSE) FELIX:Um, Kevin has
been really awesome
throughout this show.
Really working hard.When I signed up for
this show, I was like,
“Holy shit.
“Why did I do this?
This is a bad idea.
“I regret this so much.”I had anxiety for weeks.But it’s been really,
really, really fun,
and I love working
with everyone.
FELIX:What the fuck?MAN: Lights! WOMAN: Lights. FELIX:Is Kevin doing
something with it?
I don’t understand.
(GRUNTING) (THUDDING)Oh, what the shit?Felix! Felix! I’m here!
I’m here! I told you
I would find you. Give me the crowbar.Jeff. Jeff.What the hell are you doing? Fuck you! Listen to me. Felix… Give me the goddamn crowbar! Get the fuck
out of my way! What!Jeff, please do something.Felix! Felix!
Felix, listen to me. NIKKI: Listen to me. Felix,
you’re the love of my life. I came here to marry you.I’m sorry.
I can’t say that.
KEVIN: Nikki, shut up! No, don’t you… Oh, shut up, Kevin!
You’re such a bag of dicks! Get out of here! Now! NIKKI: Get off the stage! Oh, fuck you! KEVIN: Get out of here! Shut the fuck up! (CROWD GASPING) Don’t move any further! JEFF: Put the gun down! How’d he get it? You think I’m scared of you?
You’re such a fucking pussy. This is fucked up. Don’t move any further. NIKKI: Don’t tell me
what to do! (AUDIO DISTORTED)
What the fuck? (AUDIO DISTORTED) (CROWD SCREAMING) FELIX: Oh, shit!
What the shit? What? Kevin, what the… Can someone check on her? NIKKI:This is like,
the job of my life.
(FELIX LAUGHS)You have the best
hair I’ve ever seen.
You’re perfect.
You’re like a unicorn.
(SCREAMING)I love you! (SCREAMING)
This will not be the end!
MAN: Drop the gun. Drop that gun! Put it there!
Step away from it now! Is there a doctor
in the house? Yeah, I’m a doctor.
I’m a doctor. There’s no heartbeat. Oh, my God, she’s…
She’s dead. That’s not a doctor.
That… You’re…
That’s my patient! Come here. Get away from me. Listen, listen. Get away from me, Doctor.
I’m not going back! You read my brain! Security! Jeff, do your security! Calm down! Easy, easy. Calm down! (GRUNTS) Shit! What the shit? (PATIENT GRUNTING) Is there a real
doctor in the house? I’m a doctor. Dr Winters. Get out of the way.
Get out of the way. I have a pulse!
I need a nurse! Nurse! Dr Winters,
I’m here. I’m in. Good. There you go. Okay. NURSE: Oh, my God. Come on. Got you. Get her. All right, let’s go. Let’s go, come on. I’m not going anywhere. No… NIKKI: Because I’m fine. (SCATTERED LAUGHTER) And I’m an actress. (CROWD CHEERING
AND APPLAUDING)This is what we’ve been
putting Felix through
for the last
three weeks, right?
Yeah, this is the only
time you’ll acknowledge
the bullshit.
(LAUGHING) FELIX:This is Nikki.I was so sure that
you were a fan,
and you started off with…And I’m like,
“That’s kind of weird.”
(INDISTINCT)She kept doing hearts,
and I’m like…
Yeah, no, Marzia’s
very upset at you.
FELIX:Who is that?
Who is that?
The crazy doctor who
spoke Swedish to me.
KEVIN:Remember
The Walking Dead?He was one of the zombies.(GROWLING) (SCREAMING)That was you? FELIX:What? Oh, shit!
That’s you! Yes!
(GROWLS)You remember this guy?FELIX:What the hell?FELIX:I’m like,
“That guy’s hand is huge!
He has to be a police.”
KEVIN:He’s an ex-cop.Oh, you are!KEVIN:But he’s also an actor.FELIX:Holy shit. KEVIN:Cathy, why don’t
you come out here?
The nurse who made
me snot in her hands.
I don’t want to be
the Texas Ebola nurse.
Come on! Hurry! Hurry! Okay, okay.Not… No, please. No.Old times’ sake.
Come on.Why did you make me do that?KEVIN:You remember this guy?Oh, shit.You tased someone,
didn’t you?
Close your eyes.(YELLING) Yeah! Hey, sneaky snake.
Hello, sneaky snake.Oh, shit!GARY: Come on, little piggy!Yes. You were so scary.I kept running.
I never saw you.
I feel like I’m upset.Jeff, our security guard.Not Jeff, guys.He’s an actor.FELIX:No.FELIX:Come here, Jeff.If there’s anyone
I want a hug from,
it’s Jeff. KEVIN:Here’s
the scariest part.
Damon is actually himself,
and he’s not an actor,
he’s just that way.
What? What? (YELLING) Felix! Yeah! Okay. All right.We’ve been lying to you
for the last three weeks,
and you…
We’ve told you some things
and lied about other things,
but there’s one person
who is responsible.
KEVIN:Um… Who’s that?It’s you.What’s my name?Um, unfortunately,
that is also…
FELIX: (LAUGHS)No!…a lie.(AUDIENCE LAUGHING)Come on. KEVIN:That man there
has been…
Really?…in every situation,
every day.
That is the executive
producer, Kevin Healey.
(APPLAUSE)What’s your real name?My name… I’m an actor.Uh, it’s Dave Storrs.(AUDIENCE CHUCKLES)I’m a low-level actor.(LAUGHING)I’m not really drunk.All the lies stop now.I don’t believe that, but…You can say that
all you want, but…
(APPLAUSE)So… And now I think
you should just say,
“Let’s get the party started,”
so we can really
party for real.
Please, can we get
the party started?
(MUSIC PLAYS)Yes! FELIX:This whole show
has been a wild experience.
It’s been insane.It’s been a journey
of a lifetime.
It was the craziest thing
I have ever been in,
but it was a lot of fun.I hope everyone
enjoyed watching.
And as always,stay awesome. (BLADE SWISHING) FELIX:Bloody hell!
Fuck that shit.
Jeff, I want you to
pitch your app to Felix. I microwave popcorn, and sometimes it’s too
much time and it burns, and other times
it’s not enough. You could put in
the model number… So, you would know exactly
how to cook the popcorn. …the brand. You’re gonna be rich.

The Sword of Ditto – PS4 Gameplay Demo | E3 2017


>>Hello, my friends, and welcome back to PlayStation live from E3. To my left, Justin massson gill. To his left, Jonathan from one bit beyond. We are talking about swords of ditto. I didn’t know about the preparation. And there’s a sense of repetition in playing these microRPGs over and over again.>>Hence the ditto.>>Exactly. Tell me about the origin of that sort of structure and cyclical nature of your game.>>Yeah, sure, this is the first time we have many to talk about this. But the structure of the game, like you say, it’s micro-RPG. Instead of a really long story, 20, 30 hour. We’re getting people to play stories. We have gadgets and things to play, things to use. But we’ve condensed it down to two hour chunks. Instead what happens is you have a two-hour story, and each of the stories that come after, they all relate to each other, so when you finish the first story, that becomes the legend of the first story. So the people in the story, they talk about the deeds that you create — you did in the first one. They talk about this great hero who turned up with his vinyl Frisbee and vanquished Evil and saved the land. They erect a statue in the town. They’re all in reference to you.>>Is that linearly scripted or based on the play?>>Exactly. It depends on what happens during the first story. This is illustrated by the fact you might not win. People who play the game, it’s reasonably different. It looks cute, but it’s challenging. And if you fail, for generations, for a hundred years, Evil takes over the land and all the people, they live in an oppressed regime with evil, mayor know — Mormo who talks over the land. And Evil is easier to find. If you come in the second story, there’s guilt there. And you’re not feeling good about that.>>I messed up.>>Yeah. And again, you can try to save these people in the Island of Ditto.>>Sounds awesome.>>It’s right up our alley, man.>>This reminds me of half minute hero. That was micro, micro.>>We have a little bit more time.>>We’re seeing footage here, Jonathan. Maybe tell us a little bit about the art style. Let’s just put it out there. What made you guys to want take this direction? It’s so colorful, immediately gripping and engaging.>>We have heard from everyone, made the right choice. Didn’t to want look like any other game. That’s tough to do these days. But they have pixelated 2D graphics, it’s hard to stand out.>>Yeah.>>We wanted to make the most of HD display, we wanted the characters to be a big part of this game. Whether it was the good guys or the bad guys. Now we’ve got the chance to animate things in a very impressive manner. Facial expressions are prominent. There’s so much more character, and the world is just alive with the vibrancy, really. It’s quite an original kind of look. It’s very much like a cartoon show. This was what we were going for.>>And the thing I want to point out — which when we just passed store — there’s a lot of — I mean, this is a modern world, but with some bleeding into the fantasy realm. That’s something you don’t see in RPGs a lot unless you go full science fiction. It’s full fantasy or full science fiction. This is a nice twist that has its own unique groove, right?>>We want to do things differently. This is about pushing boundaries and doing it in a different direction. It’s just something that we wanted to try to veer away from. So a mixture of both styles.>>Yeah –>>We have satellite dishes, and people have Wi-Fi passwords and things. So it’s very, very much a modern RPG.>>Is that like a quest reward? Someone give use their Wi-Fi password?>>We were thinking about that, getting the map to the dungeon. Get the Wi-Fi password!>>And I know as a parent you were describing that you wanted to build a co-op game. You wanted families to be able to play with one another. How is that for designing something for co-op that can be with one or with others.>>It’s been fun. I’m a dad, I have been playing with them.>>Give a quick shoutout.>>Frankie and Louie. You’re all right. We play together, and the coop element at the top of the pile. We have had fun gaming sessions. For me, it was a no-brainer with the style to make this a cooperative adventure. Two kids working together. And it’s coming up in a second in the video. The way that the two kids work together. If you — if you’re partner goes down and loses all his health, which I think will happen shortly, then the other kid has to give him a very big hug.>>Oh, really?>>And you share your energy. Yeah. Brings you back to life.>>Is this only going to be local play?>>Only local play.>>You want the kids to pile on to the couch together and play.>>That’s right.>>Absolutely. And tell us a little bit about the combat. Like you said, you wanted to be accessible and cooperative. How do you balance out that sense of challenge and pushing a player forward with the combat system?>>Combat system — the game isn’t intentionally — we’re going to have the hug.>>Yes!>>Oh, my god, that’s so adorable.>>Do we have a cutest game award we can give out?>>We need to address that today.>>We’ll discuss it after the show. But you remember saying about the combat, how is it designed in the moment?>>So the combat really — we have this beautiful cute game, but we have made quite intricate, quite deep games. The games maybe for stealthing, Stealthing 2. And we worked with Nintendo on the fluidity games on 3DS and Wii. We have learned how to make puzzle games from them. We have made these really intricate, in-depth games. To hide the in-depth combat inside the cute shell, that’s a dream come true for me.>>There was melee combat, I saw critical hits happening.>>There’s a lot going on. There’s various elements in play as well. Literally you have fire, poison and this thing called “Ever.” Each interacts in different ways. It’s possible to dizzy opponents, gives you free critical attacks. There’s certain like frame windows in which you can do critical damage.>>This feels like a real like actual combination of the action-type game and the RPG-type game. Taking the best of both worlds and mashing them together.>>I feel there’s some RPGs that don’t do the deep combat. They are about the numbers and the leveling up. We’re very much about moment to moment. The controls. Everything runs really fluidly, really quickly. You have a role where you’re moving around, allows you to dash really quickly from enemy to enemy. Interrupt with an attack, straight into a combo. And gadgets that you can bring. They’re kind of like heavy weapons in a way. They give you an edge in the fight. We have various pillars. One of them is combat. The other is puzzles. You’re seeing some puzzle gameplay right now.>>What’s going on? I love it.>>There’s a lot to get there. There’s always randomly generated. And every is different each time. And the vinyl Frisbee, like a record player. It carries fire as well. So you can get fire at the torch and bring it back to you. There’s slots in the wall, allowed to pass through. Create very interesting puzzles with the elements and we randomize them, so every time you do this type of dungeon, it’s different. Different challenges. It’s kind of a trap room as well. And gives us the opportunity to — we’re varying what the play is doing. The dungeons that you find, they’re very much more focused than the world. It’s highly randomized, you can come across things, NPCs to talk to, and quests to go on. And rewards. And you can get stickers. They have magical stickers.>>I saw the sticker pack earlier.>>The sticker packs are magical. You can’t get inside of them, take them to the sticker collector. And he thinks this is and pulls it out.>>Knows the hollow graphic.>>We have limited edition stickers.>>Reminds me of opening booster packs when I was young.>>We’re going on that, really. And you can swap, give him the ones you want, and he’ll give you ones that you don’t have. It’s Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One: Scarifing on the kids an adventure thing.>>I think it’s one thing left to say, Justin. You have to shave your head and grow a beard so we can be all together.>>Let’s do this live on the air.>>Live from E3. Jonathan, the game looks amazing. Do you have any final thoughts or things that people should be looking forward to when you come out next year?>>I just hope that people really enjoy it. We made a game. It’s for anyone, really. should appeal to hardcore gamers and people with kids and families.>>Great having you on the show. Fantastic, Justin, always a pleasure. And a pleasure to have you guys watching. There you are. I see you over there. PlayStation live from E3. We have a whole day of programming ahead. All day tomorrow as well. So do not go anywhere. Stay with us.

Top 10 Scary Video Games That Need A Remake

January 24, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 23 Comments

Top 10 Scary Video Games That Need A Remake


Something is always touching you, however
technically nothing touches you because the atoms repell each other. Greetings gamers and welcome back to top 10
gaming, i’m your host connor munro and i’m nuts! If you’re new here or haven’t yet be sure
to hit like and subscribe for daily gaming content and ring that bell to join the clan
and level up. Oh, and remember to stick around until the
end because our number one spot may bring up some memories you forgot, and because I
screw up and you’ll get to see it. Horror games have been around for a while,
and some of the old ones were really good for both their time and ours. But which ones do we need to see resurface? That’s what we’re exploring with todays
list of the Top 10 Scary Games That Need a Remake. Roll the intro. #10 Dino Crisis
Resident evil, but instead of the zombies, its dinosaurs, time travel and a drizzle of
Jurassic park. After mixing those together you will for sure
have Dino Crisis. The game tasks you to explore a top secret
research facility on the island of Ibis, which somehow has been taken over by vicious dinosaurs. Would they be vulnerable to bullets? I have no idea since this hasn’t been able
to be tested. Maybe dinosaur skin is bullet proof and could
be of use to our police force. The gameplay is tense and nerve shaking. And the encounters with the velociraptors,
pteranodons and the T-rex are truly memorable if you played the original. On harder difficulties you die constantly
and the sequel to the game is excellent focusing on more action oriented gameplay. But it cant match the horror and anxiety felt
in the original game. If this was made now oh my lord, the graphics
were good at the time, but now it would be even more terrifying and gruesome. And the things that games can get away with
these days, the amount of gore that would be present. Oh my lord. #9 System Shock 2
System Shock 2 was created by the masterminds behind the Bioshock series. It’s a futuristic fps where an alien virus
has infected the crew of a spaceship, and your job is to stop that virus from spreading. Throughout the game, you encounter infected
crew members who will lash out violently, causing you to have to put them down. But they were once your friends. Weapons must be repaired constantly while
you wade your way through frightening, psychologically terrifying locations. You have the ability to go invisible and teleport
with adds depth to the gameplay. With today’s graphics system shock 2 would
be terrifying. And with the right sound design and especially
with an updated engine the scares in this game would be a real shock to the system. I am not going to apologize for that, I stand
by what I said. #8 The Thing
The thing is a direct sequel to the 1982 john carpenter film of the same name, which Carpenter
actually endorsed. After the events of the film, two special
forces teams are sent to investigate the situation, where they come across the thing and they
must fight for their lives. This third person survival horror has you
commanding up to 3 squad members. A mechanic that was added includes levels
of fear and trust, some npcs can trust you, while others can fear you’re the thing. And any one of your team mates can be the
thing, its nerve wracking since you don’t really know who you can trust. But if this game got a graphical and engine
boost so many more things could be added. Like npcs picking up on movements to see whether
they trust you or not. Them fully trusting you if you see the thing
together in the same room, and oh my the graphics would be incredible. Think like the elder scrolls 6 graphics in
this game, oh my god it would be terrifying. #7 Dark Seed
Dark seed is an odd pick for this list. Because it’s a point and click adventure. You play as an advertising executive who ends
up getting an alien embryo shoved into his head. So basically the dude gets an alien egg implanted
in his noggin. As you play through the game, you travel to
a parallel universe and encounter plenty of aliens for yourself. And if you fail to unravel the game’s mystery,
the egg in your brain will burst out and destroy you and all of humanity. You know typical alien stuff. It’s a really interesting story but the
most memorable thing about the game was the stunning artwork from H. R Geiger. While the artwork was beautiful, it could
still use a modern revamp and with a story this interesting and with consequences you
need to experience it first-hand. And with point anfd glick games like Five
Nights At Freddy’s making a resurgence, maybe it’s time for another point and click
horror to get a shot at the spotlight. #6 Hellnight
When resident evil went big, you know that a whole slew of other dev teams hopped on
the survival horror hype train. One of the earlier and better attempts came
from Atlus’ 1998 Hellnight. While it only saw release in Japan and Europe,
it was a really unsettling game that took place in underground tunnels and communities
beneath the streets of Tokyo. When an unstoppable, genetically mutated predator
gets set loose, you must find a way to survive. No weapons, no magic, just crying. You get forced to flee if the creature comes
close, and it takes out your supporting npcs 1 by 1 in classic horror fashion. Will you make it to the surface? This game features lines like *we’re all
gonna die! Just like bugs! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha* Yes,
exactly 12 ha’s. With some deeply disturbing imagery because
could you even imagine this with modern graphics? Perhaps the simplicity of the characters is
what helps make the game so terrifying, or perhaps it’s the cold dead parted eyes that
do that instead. #5 Clock Tower: The First Fear
Originally released in 1995, Clock Tower: The First Fear is a classic horror adventure
that started the famous Clock Tower franchise. The 2D point and click thriller had some serious
scares for its gameplay. You play as an orphan who was adopted into
a family with a mansion known as Clock Tower, where you soon find yourself alone. You get stalked by a deformed boy with a large
pair of scissors and this soon becomes a staple of the franchise. I love office supply puns. The title may be outdates, but that’s exactly
why it needs a revamp with todays graphics and engines to give you a truly terrifying
and titular experience. Five Nights did in fact bring back point and
click mechanics and presented them to a younger audience who loved the hell out of it. Even the vr title got some slight hate for
not having the usual point and click mechanics. So it isn’t out of the question at all to
bring them back. #4 Nightmare Creatures
The original Nightmare Creatures is to my knowledge a little known game. The 1997 survival horror game has a ridiculously
cheesy story, which is just my pot of fondu. But the story is also rich, deep and dark
enough to keep you going and really make you feel for it. Nightmare creatures allows you to control
either Ignatuis or Nadia and you can use pistols, mines, fire bombs, magic spells and even staffs
to beat the living hell out of nightmarish demons from the deepest depths of hell. The game also adds an additional adrenaline
bar which must be replenished with battles. If it runs out you start losing health instead. If this game was updated to include modern
day mechanics and graphics, I wouldn’t leave my house. Both because I would be playing this but also
because I would be too damn terrified to step foot outside the comforts of my own personal
slice of hell. If this game was to get photo geometry and
photo grammy to get the perfect textures I don’t think anywhere would be safe. #3 Silent Hill
What I think of when I think a silent hill new age update is Silent Hills PT. We almost got a new series out of this timeless
classic, but the project was scraped. I say bring it back! Silent hill and silent hill 2 are some of
the best horror games the world has seen, and it was all controlled by a dog, but when
news dropped about a reboot that would bring the series to the modern age, we were all
stoked. Until it was announced that the project was
dropped. So based on our excitement they need to bring
it back! The series even got 2 movies, several spin
off games, and print pieces. So I think its more deserving than any to
get a remake, but we almost did so it cant be number one. #2 Sweet Home
before even resident evil, Capcom essentially if not literally pioneered the survival horror
genre with their Japan only NES title Sweet Home. You played a group of film makes investigating
an old mansion in search of priceless works of art, to probably fund their startup. The game was played from a top down perspective
and was a smash hit! The residents of the mansion however didn’t
approve of your sneaking about and decided that you need to leave. Each member of the party has special abilities
and tools that let them bypass different obstacles, and you could venture out alone, or with up
to 3 members. Sweet Home never had an official English release,
but this is the time to do so. Convert it and port it into a new engine or
even change the viewpoint to first person and you’ll have a smash hit yet again. All the Youtubers would play it and you’d
get free pr because of it. Its only logical. #1 Illbleed
The 2001 dreamcast cult classic Illbleed is one of the most psycho entries the horror
genre has ever seen. A rollercoaster ride through the horror genre’s
greatest hits and best scares. You play as Eriko Christy, where you and your
3 friends are given tickets to the walmart brand Halloween haunt called Illbleed, where
you will receive a reward of 100 million dollars for reaching the end, if you can. Dude, id do that for 100$ you kidding me I
need to pay rent. Obviously these are high schoolers with no
real responsibility. Eventually you figure out that its all a convoluted
deathtrap with the primay goal of killing you and your friends using insane enemies
and lots of mutilation. The mechanics involve keeping your pulse under
control and keeping an eye on your senses almost like they’re your vitals. If this got a new age update holy crap I don’t
think we would be able to go anywhere for the rest of our lives. And it would be far too likely that someone
would adopt the idea and use it. There we have it friends the top 10 scary
games that need a remake. What did you think of this list and what scary
games would you like to see remade? Let me know in the comments and while you’re
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Video Games Saved my Life and How They Will Save Yours | Zhenghua Yang (Z) | TEDxCU


Translator: Ahmed Mohamed
Reviewer: Pedro Henrique Silva Sampaio de Souza Yesterday, I spent three hours hanging out
with some of my best friends, whom I haven’t seen for years. And today, with only three hours of time,
I accomplished a major goal in my life, and I feel absolutely amazing. What did I do? Well, I’m a gamer, and I play around three hours
of “League of Legends” every day. (Laughter) Video games define our world. They have played a huge role in my life, and I wouldn’t be here today without them. When I was 18 years old, I was diagnosed with a severe
and chronic blood disorder that caused me to bleed if I made even the smallest
muscle movements. I dropped out of school
and was hospitalized. I was told that I would not survive
longer than a few days, maybe weeks. These were two of the most
difficult years I have ever had. Not because I was in pain
or because treatment was difficult. It was hard because I had lost all
hope of accomplishing anything in life. I’d lost contacts with all of my friends. I’d people who later told me
that they thought I was dead. My family suffered alongside me, my parents didn’t know what to do
or how to make me feel better. We all lived with the constant fear
that I could die at any moment. Through these two years, through my loneliness and despair, I turned to the only thing
that gave me meaning in life and that was playing video games. I started playing all sort of games, such as the online multiplayer
game “League of Legends”. With over ten thousand hours
logged in these games, I made friends from all around the world. This internet friends of mine
didn’t even speak english. However, they would check up on me. Everyday making sure
that I had been taken my medicine and that I’d been getting
the proper amount of rest. Even more so, one of my internet friends
was actually a medical researcher, and he connected me with
some of world best hematologist. With his recommendations, I met with doctors who
ultimately gave me critical advice that kept me alive, and the amazing thing is till this moment I still don’t even know
my friend’s real name. Throughout the next two years I slowly began to recover. However, I couldn’t help but look back
and think to myself: “These games like ‘League of Legends’
were not designed to help me. Yet, they did. What if we begin designing video games
with the intention to help others?”. and that is when I began creating
meaningful value driven video games. I started “Serenity Forge”, a video game development company
here in Boulder, focusing on creating meaningful games. We released a game in 2012
called “Loving Life”. Which is based on a non-fictional story
of my near fatal illness. The game is now used around
the nation in classrooms to help inspire students. Giving them hope
and giving them inspiration. Since then we’ve created dozens of games. Games that would inspire art, foster
education and promote health. But before I dive in the details. I want to ask a quick question, “What would you think of when
I say the word gamers?” Well, maybe your typical teenage boys
who are sitting on a basement right now, shooting people inside their TVs. Well, the Entertainment Software
Association’s study shows that in 2015 there are 135 million people
in the United States who play more than 3 hours of video games. That’s around 42%
of the nation’s population. Even more so, there are actually more
gamers above the age of 50 than there are under the age of 18. (Laughter) Yeah. And video games are not
the boys club by any means, with around 56% of gamers being male
and 44% female. There are actually more than double
the amount of female gamers above the age of 18
than there are boys 18 or younger. “League of Legends” alone has 67 million
gamers world wide. That’s around 3 million greater
than the population of UK or France. What this tells you is that video games
are everywhere played by anyone, and as I dug deeper into
how to push this medium forward and subsequently change
so many people lives, I found five major areas how video games will change
our world in the next ten years. And they are education,
environmental sustainability, business operations, scientific research
and social impact. Throughout college
I have always wondered if there’s a more personal interactive
and engaging way to learn. I have always found that
the best way to learn is through play, and that makes video games
the best educational tools. Video games are inherently educational, it just really depends on
what is the game teaching you. You could be learning how to connect
colorful bricks next to each other, or you could be learning real world
solutions to real world problems. A great example of this is
game called “Dragon Box” that teaches algebra through play. The game features a timid dragon
that’s hidding inside a box and requires the players to make
algebraic computations in order to feed and grow. When playing the game kids are exposed to all sorts
of mathematical computations, order of operations and often all
without seeing a number on the screen. Inspired by learning through play, we also created a game called
“Luna’s Wandering Stars”. “Luna’s Wandering Stars”
is an addictive puzzle game that plays a lot like “Angry Birds”. However, we added a 100% realistic
planetary physics into the game. So when you’re playing the game,
you’re secretly learning rocket science without even realizing it. (Laughter) I recently graduated from college and one of my proudest achievements is earning my certificate
in socially responsible enterprise. Through my studies I found that video games are actually amazing tools for environmental sustainability. In 2010 Nissan released their new vehicle the electric vehicle, the “Nissan LEAF” which has a video game in it, designed to change your driving habits. When driving the “LEAF” you’ll see a small video game
displayed on a 7″ LCD screen called “CARWINGS”. The system shows you: your driving habits, your distance traveled
and your energy consumed. In daily, monthly and annual reports. However, more importantly, just like any other game when driving the “LEAF” the game takes your driving habits in comparison with all the other
“LEAF” drivers on the road. So when you’re driving the game it’s almost like you’re racing to see who can save the most amount of energy. Winning the “Platinun LEAF Cup” Now, as I graduated from college and transition into my business. I slowly turned learning through play into working through play. And I found out that video games make amazing business tools as well. Video games Business have been using video games for more than a decade. This first started with games
like “Second Life”, where companies are able to host large-scale online
in person meetings worldwide and then later perfected with games
like “E.V.E Online”, where the game is so complex that real-world businesses
and real-world finances would literally take place
inside the game mechanics. Businesses around the world now are using video games for HR training, onboarding and also even
business-to-businnes operations. With the recent expansion
of virtual reality technology, companies CEO’s are able to have in person face-to-face meetings all around the world essentially in the comfort
of their living rooms. A research study that
I’m conducting right now shows evidence that the amount
of brain processing power that it takes to play a sitting of the game “World of Warcraft”, very closely emulate the same type of brain processing power that it takes to operate at a nine-to-five job
in a typical cubicle. What this means
is that in the next few years you’ll begin to see work to be designed to be more like games. Turning something that
might be boring or unfulfilling into something that is fun,
engaging and challenging. Speaking of challenge some of the most challenging
professions in our society are the medical researchers, who work day and night
to essentially save lives. Challenge is actually a very unique trait
found in video games. And that’s right. Video games are actually great
scientific research tools as well. The best part of video games
is that they’re fun to play. Which means that a well designed game
is going to attract millions of players who essentially work out of leisure. However an even better designed game
is going to take millions of people’s work and with it achieve something great. A good example of this is a game, created by the researches
of the University of Washington, called “Foldit”. In the game “Foldit” players are given
computer-generated puzzles which are actually
molecular protein structures; which the players will
have to fold to solve. After they fold the puzzles the data is then sent
back to the research labs to be used in real world protein research. Within just ten days of
releasing the puzzle in 2011, “Foldit” players deciphered
and produced an accurate 3D model of the AIDS causing
Mazon-Pfizer monkey virus. A problem that had been
unsolved in the medical world for the past 15 years. Lastly, there’s one final key topic that is near and dear to my heart, and that is the role that video games play
in addressing worldwide social issues. A non-profit organization called Free Rice created a web based game at freerice.com, that challenges players
to answer word definitions. However, for each correct
word definition that you answer the organization donates ten grains
of rice through the world food programme to essentially end world hunger. The entire system is funded through
the small little banner ads that you see at bottom of the screen. So, essentially this creates a closed system that the players
literally generate the money that it takes to feed the impoverished. Since the website’s launch in 2007, the organization donated a hundred billion grains of rice, feeding over five million
people worldwide. Video games are not just toys for kids and we must treat them
with a practical perspective. Two players can play side by side
virtually in a game of “League of Legends” working together to achieve a common goal. They don’t need to share
the same language, the same culture or even the same world beliefs. It doesn’t matter if they are:
American, Chinese, Israeli or Palestinian. Your next Nobel Peace Prize winners
are no longer just going to be the influential artists
or the policy generators, but maybe it’s the kid
who’s in a garage right now, working on the next big game that connects the world through play. When I was going through chemoterapy, when I was on my death bed, I had no hope of a future. In the end video games saved my life and they just might save yours too. Thank you. (Applauses)

The Truth About Video Games

January 23, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

The Truth About Video Games


Improvement Pill here you know I’ve
talked about playing video games a couple of times on the channel before
and I usually frame it as a sort of bad thing something that you should try to
do less of but to be honest I actually still spend a fair chunk of my time
playing games and today I’m gonna share with you exactly why I still do this so
the thing is when I was growing up I loved gaming I remember when I got my
first handheld device the black-and-white Gameboy when I was like
eight or nine years old and I would spend hours and hours every single day
playing my mom would tell me to go to sleep at night and I would secretly turn
off the lights hide under the covers but continued to play late into the night
with a flashlight in my mouth I would stay up way past my bedtime till like
2:00 or 3:00 a.m. barely get any sleep and wake up feeling like a zombie
because I still had to go to school the next day when I got to high school I
became even more obsessed I got a laptop and I was introduced to the world of
mmo’s massive multiplayer online games where I would spend hours every single
day after school just grinding and doing quests leveling up my character in game
but never working on myself in real life later in high school I got into a game
called League of Legends I would rush home the
moment class was over and play for hours and hours until it was bedtime I
wouldn’t start doing homework until it was already like 11:00 p.m. and in the
span of just two years I managed to play over 2,000 games of League which
accounts to about 2000 hours that’s equivalent to 80 days of non-stop plain
the thing about gaming is that unlike spending your time on social media or
using alcohol and drugs Gaming is not inherently unhealthy playing games
doesn’t make you feel worse about yourself like social media does and it
doesn’t physically take a toll on your body like drugs and alcohol do the main
problem of gaming is that it can easily take up a lot of your time that’s about
it health-wise in my opinion it’s harmless
and that’s a good thing when you have something that you enjoy doing that is
relatively harmless it can be used as an extremely good reward
and this is a very important thing that you have to keep in mind because if you
want to transform your life if you want to accomplish many things and reach your
goals it all really boils down to building habits Avenue catchphrase that
I’ve been saying to a lot of my students in the habit builder challenge which by
the way has been extremely effective in getting people to build new habits and
overcome their bad ones and is going to happen again
next month so make sure you sign up for my mailing list using the link down
below if you want to receive news and updates about the challenge anyways the
catchphrase that I’ve been using is that the life you want is only a couple of
habits away right the ideal life that you want can be achieved if you build
the right habits for example if your main concern recently has been to adjust
your weight and look good you only really have to build a sort of fitness
and diet habit and you’re good to go the reason I still game is because having a
good reward is extremely important when it comes to building and sticking to
these life changing habits it’s actually impossible to build a habit without a
decent reward because the reward plays a crucial role it’s what tells your brain
hey this action is worth remembering if we do a B and C we get this great reward
in return so we should remember doing it if you don’t have a good reward your
brain will not strengthen the wiring for the habit and sticking to the habit will
never become easier so when I started my self-improvement journey and I started
building a bunch of habits I actually did not quit gaming I still played video
games but I did so more strategically for example after drafting the script
for this video that you are currently listening to I will get to play an hour
of the game that I’m currently obsessing over I’ve been thinking about it all day
it’s a really good game but I’ve been able to train myself to play the game
only after I finish a big task such as drafting an entire script and this
actually makes me want to get my work done even more the better the reward the
easier it is for you to stick to your habit people are often surprised when
they find out how much time I spend on gaming or watching Netflix and anime or
even going out to party because those things are often associated with people
who sort of just bum out and get nothing done but what they don’t realize is that
the reason I’m able to work on so many and the reason why I see success in
business is because I have good rewards if you follow the conventional
self-improvement feel-good advice where they teach you to just grind and grind
and grind you will most likely get burnt out if there aren’t enough rewards in
your life things that you allow yourself to enjoy doing your mind will eventually
reach a point where it says May and why in the world are we even working so hard
what’s the point when we get nothing in return
and the moment you start thinking like that you will start to burn out and lose
your motivation if you love gaming you don’t have to give it up to improve your
life you can still play but train yourself to play after you get your next
big task done train yourself to work hard and play hard your life will be
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