Explaining Epic Moments In Gaming To Non-Gamers 101: Clutching in Counter-Strike

Have you ever been watching a stream and a friend peeks over your shoulder when something really awesome happens and you get super hype and they just give you a crazy look because they say it’s just a video game? Or maybe someone is watching you play games and something incredible just happened and they think you’re just way too excited because of how happy you are. It’s probably because they don’t understand the epicness of what just happened, and I’m going to help you explain that. Here is how to explain epic moments in gaming to non-gamers. Mature language follows after this point.

Last time we talked about fighting game perfects, today we’re talking about clutching in Counter-Strike. To be clutch is to come through when your team needs you most, and that is essentially what clutching in Counter-Strike is, winning when you’re the last one alive in a 1 versus whatever situation, whether it making the shots, stalling for the bomb to explode, or ninja defusing these are all clutch moments. Here is an example of clutching at the highest level of play.

Most players don’t play for that much money or on that big a stage, so we’ll be toning down our levels of satisfaction appropriately.

You win a 1v1 clutch where you know exactly where the enemy is coming from? Level of satisfaction? Minimal. 

You win a 1v1 clutch where they had all of the advantages (HP, positioning, etc)? Level of satisfaction? You found five dollars in your pocket you didn’t know about. 

You win a 1v1 clutch where they had all of the advantages on match point and the last round? Level of satisfaction? Walking into a well air-conditioned room after being out with the sun beaming down on you in 100 degree weather. 

You win a 1v2 situation where you know exactly where the enemy is coming from? Level of satisfaction? You see a shirt you really like, but see there is only one left, but it is actually your size. 

You win a 1v2 situation where they had the advantages? Level of satisfaction? You take coins to the bank to get cash for it, and it is significantly more than you thought it would be. 

You win a 1v2 situation where they had the advantages and it was match point/last round? Level of satisfaction? You’ve had that terrible cold for a few days, and you have that one ginormous sneeze and suddenly you can breath through your nose again. 

You win a 1v3 situation? Level of satisfaction? Someone posts a picture of you online that you haven’t seen or knew about, but you look fresh as fuck, and everyone likes it. 

You win a 1v4 situation? Level of satisfaction? Putting on clothes fresh out the dryer after a shower.

You win a 1v3 situation on matchpoint/last round? Level of satisfaction? You’re wearing your best suit/outfit and there are rain clouds outside, but it only begins to rain JUST as you get into your car and close the door. 

You win a 1v4 situation on matchpoint/last round? Level of satisfaction? You’re sure you were going to be super late to that meeting you need to get to, but hit every single green light during your commute and are actually early. 

You do an ace clutch (winning a 1v5 situation)? Level of satisfaction? You’re at an event that you’ve been waiting in line for 6+ hours with limited seating, and you’re THE VERY LAST PERSON allowed in. 

You do an ace clutch on matchpoint/last round? Level of satisfaction? Your favorite sports team just made an epic comeback in a win-or-go-home situation in the playoffs/championship.

And during any of these situations, your teammates are pretty much like this as soon as you win:

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Thoughts About Stuff: The VOID

Don’t know what The VOID is? Prepare to get pretty uncontrollably hyped up if you’re a gamer, because this is looks pretty cool.

The VOID stands for the The Vision of Infinite Divisions, or it could just be called the dream of every gamer ever probably. If for some reason you didn’t watch the video or did not understand what was happening, essentially what The VOID is, is a virtual reality environment created in junction with what you see in the headset. So walls, obstacles, treasures, and things of that nature are made or at least have a similar placeholder so what you’re seeing in the headset is also bolstered by what’s around you. Pretty friggin’ cool.

I don’t know what to say besides what’s already covered in the video, it seems they’ve explored the idea quite well, and are incorporating multiple different types and styles of games. It’s worth wondering if this could someday replace things like laser tag/paintball, because if I had to guess the fps arenas will be a large majority of the draw of The VOID.

There aren’t any glaring drawbacks I can think of to this, it’s a really exciting and intriguing idea. However, it is only opening one center in Utah in Summer 2016, but that’s more of me being far from Utah and not a knock on The VOID. You do have to wonder how these “dimensions” will hold up over time though, but I guess that’s not such a problem because most everything is a placeholder and the real details and skins are put on by the headset. I’m also kind of curious as to how the enemies work, because will there be someone there to simulate an enemy, because what if your particular choice in the game is to just run at it? I’m sure there is an explanation or it’ll be just as simple as having no collision with the ingame monster, so they don’t have to have people to stand in for it. Other than that, I’m obviously pretty excited.

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It’s a pretty good time to be a gamer.

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Explaining Epic Moments In Gaming To Non-Gamers 101: Fighting Game Perfects

Have you ever been watching a stream and a friend peeks over your shoulder when something really awesome happens and you get super hype and they just give you a crazy look because they say it’s just a video game? Or maybe someone is watching you play games and something incredible just happened and they think you’re just way too excited because of how happy you are. It’s probably because they don’t understand the epicness of what just happened, and I’m going to help you explain that. Here is how to explain epic moments in gaming to non-gamers.

Today, we’re talking about beating your opponent without taking a mark on your own life bar, in other words a………..

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This is a compilation of perfects from Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

Now that we know what a perfect is, let’s get to explaining it to non-gamers!

You just got a perfect on someone who isn’t very good. Level of satisfaction? Minimal.

You just got a perfect on someone who is at least on your level. Level of satisfaction? You dropped your phone but caught it before it hit the ground. Your phone has a good case so it wouldn’t have been a big deal, but you’re still impressed with yourself.

You just got a perfect on someone who isn’t very good, but they were talking smack because they thought they were good. Level of satisfaction? Throwing and hitting someone you dislike in the face with a Nokia brick phone.

You just got a perfect on someone who is at least on your level or better. Level of satisfaction? You dropped your phone and caught it an inch off the ground. You have a smart phone with no case and it definitely would have downloaded the spider-web app (a broken screen) the second it touched the ground.

You just got a perfect on someone who is at least on your level or better who has been talking trash the whole time. Level of satisfaction? Your crush drops his/her phone and you catch it before it hits the ground, and they compliment you about your ninja reflexes while giving you the physical embrace you’ve been daydreaming about. 

You just got a perfect to win a tournament set. Level of satisfaction?

Yup.

If you’ve got a suggestion for something you’d like to explain, let me know! I’d love to hear it and will definitely consider it.

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5 Shows Cancelled Too Quickly.

Now I know we’ve all got our own ideas, and I’m sure readers will see familiar names and say they got movies or whatever. Movies are great, they tell stories and generally wrap up a story that was started in the movie fairly well. However, this should really only happen after a TV show has had its full run, and if it hasn’t, a movie will just leave fans wanting more, either in between the series and the movie or after the movie. That being said, let’s get started. Here are 5 shows cancelled too quickly.

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5. Almost Human, 2013

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In a lot of ways, this isn’t just about the show Almost Human, it is also about how much FOX seems to hate sci-fi shows. The show Terra Nova also got the boot after a half season, and even though Fringe got 5 seasons, people still say it was too early for that show as well. I personally just enjoyed Almost Human the most among the shows FOX has recently put out and cancelled. The show was easy to follow and didn’t require you to necessarily tune in every week which is under-appreciated in a lot of television today.

The show follows a loose cannon detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) who dislikes androids but partners with one, Dorian (Michael Ealy). Yes, it is essentially the plot of I, Robot but there is a lot to flesh out in a story like that. There will always be racial undertones to address when creating a race of some kind, and in this case androids. There is always the buddy cop story, and whatever back story Kennex had. On top of this, the show had a build up to something called The Wall, and we really never get the pay off for that.

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4. Arrested Development, 2003-2006

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I’m well aware that it had a 4th season on Netflix, but did that really feel like Arrested Development? I would say no, I know the actors are all doing their own thing right now and that is why the season is made and shot the way it was. That is why I think the show was cancelled too early, and it is easy to say it would have been preferable for the show to have continued opposed to it being revived some years later. It isn’t bad by any means now, it just isn’t the Arrested Development fans fell in love with years back. Season 5 is also supposed to be happening at some point according to the creator of the show, and hopefully that’ll be more aligned with what we’re used to from Arrested Development.

No context, just felt right.

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3. Freaks and Geeks, 1999-2000

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I’m currently watching this show for the first time, and am dreading the fact that it will only last for one season. Even though it is set in the 80’s, there was a lot to learn about life and growing up in that series. The series follows a group of geeks Sam Weir (John Francis Daley), Neil Schweiber (Sam Levine), and Bill Haverchuck (Martin Starr). While it also followed a group of freaks (which in this case means slackers and burnouts) and the main character that was becoming friends with them, Lindsey Weir (Linda Cardellini), Nick Andopolis (Jason Segel), Daniel Desario (James Franco), Ken Miller (Seth Rogen), and Kim Kelly(Busy Philipps).

That’s quite the cast, and it is no coincidence that those are actors of numerous Judd Apatow films as he was the executive producer of Freaks. The show had a great balance of comedy and drama, while teaching characters and viewers about life, what it meant to recognize who you are and growing up.

That’s a pretty important life lesson. The show became a cult classic and obviously all of those actors went on to be pretty successful Hollywood actors, and since it has been gone for 14 years now, it’s unlikely to make any kind of return, but fans of the show will know that these actors constantly find screen time with each other in other shows and movies.

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2. Young Justice, 2010-2013

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Ah, the curve ball of the group. Young Justice was an animated series on Cartoon Network that followed the adventures of former sidekicks (don’t call them that though) as they formed their own team to take care of the business that the Justice League couldn’t, or wasn’t able to. It had a great voice cast led by Nolan North, Jesse McCartney (Yes, that Jesse McCartney), and Danica McKellar.

Essentially Young Justice was just another victim of Cartoon Network’s need to sell toys. The show had incredibly mature themes and very dark undertones, and apparently did not appeal to kids enough for them to purchase toys. However, the show had a great following from an older crowd and that crowd has tried numerous things to try and get the show back on the air. Including change.org petitions and crowdfunding. Both to no avail.

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened with CN, they also cancelled Teen Titans on a cliffhanger as well. However, they did bring the titans back in a much more goofy manor with their current show Teen Titans! GO! Needless to say though, fans aren’t satisfied and are extremely upset with Cartoon Network still.

There are plenty of things running around the rumor mill about this show. It could possibly return as a live action show on the CW, a DC animated movie could always be in the works, and maybe CN finally grows a goddamn heart and brings back a show to at least tie up its loose ends.

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1. Firefly, 2002-2003

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There is a reason that the largest Comic-Con in the world still has a panel every single year for Brown Coats(fans of the show). There is a reason that when Joss Whedon was asked “what cast would you most like to reunite for a passion project, given infinite resources” during his Dark Horse q&a panel 2 years ago, he would pick the crew of the Serenity to bring back together. There is a reason that this show is referenced to in numerous forms of pop culture, ranging from The Big Bang Theory to Futurama. There is a reason that Nathan Fillion’s current show Castle has a crap ton of references and callbacks to Firefly.

For those that don’t know, Firefly was a sci-fi western about a rag tag group travelling the universe trying to make ends meet by doing odd jobs. They have various run-ins with authorities and the scum of the underworld, while also dealing with dangers that are far more scary and terrifying in Reavers. Firefly included numerous clever and new twists on sci-fi, such as Mandarin being the popular language.

The crew was littered with groundbreaking and interested characters. You had a companion(some would say whore), a mechanic that was the sweetest girl in the world, the over-the-top macho guy with a name more common for girls, the wisecracking badass captain, the super cool pilot who was married to this girl that was the captain’s right hand woman, a doctor who cared deeply for his sister and did everything to protect her, and the sister who had the craziest of secrets. How could you not already be in love?

Yes, I’m also well aware of Serenity, and I loved it, but the universe had so much more to find and offer that couldn’t have been fit in one single movie. The cast have all gone on to new projects including voice acting, new shows, movies, and video games. However, that doesn’t stop them from popping up in each other’s show here and there which makes every brown coat cry a single tear every time.

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19 Gifs For Moments of Everyday Gamers.

Sometimes gamers have trouble expressing emotion. Who needs emotions when you’ve got gifs?

For when you and one buddy win an against all odds situation.

For when you school a younger kid at his own game.

Don’t reach, youngblood.

For when your teammates are arguing and you don’t know what to do.

For when you wreck someone who has been talking smack all game.

 For when you’re a girl playing an online game (or so I’ve been told).

For when you and your team execute a plan perfectly.

For when you and the rest of the team are dead and watch one player make an epic play.

For when you guess the opponent’s next move and you’re exactly right.

For when your team tells you to be be careful because the other guy is supposed to be really good.

For when you start playing for real.

This isn’t even my final form.

For when you get an amazing item in a randomized box.

I have no idea what the 2-0 is for in this gif.

For when noobs complain about you using a “cheap tactic”.

 

For when you get wrecked after talking a bunch of smack.

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Why Amazon Buying Twitch Is Good.

If you’re unfamiliar, twitch.tv is a streaming website where gamers livestream themselves playing games and offer subscriptions likely for special perks. People who stream get paid based on ads and subscriptions. Twitch has had it’s meteoric rise to the top streaming service for video games in the last year and a half or so with eSports blowing up and the Fighting Game Community joining in.

Amazon with its many services and widgets has purchased Twitch for the sum of 970 million(sweet jesus). Now some people might be worried about this transaction, but I think it’ll be a really good thing for Twitch, here’s why.

Google Offered More Money.

Back in May Google/YouTube were slated to buy Twitch for a sum that was said to be a bit north of a billon. That deal was never worked out, Twitch stayed independent and eventually went to Amazon. What this says to me is that Twitch didn’t like the plans or the control they were giving to Google and decided they liked something more from Amazon. Presumably, this would have to be the right to stay an independent brand and freedom to develop in the direction they intend.

They’re Free of Google’s Cosolidating.

That is to say that Google won’t make you have a gmail or google+ account to go on your Twitch account like what they did with YouTube. While Amazon does offer a lot of services with their account(streaming, buying, etc.) I would be fairly surprised if Twitch began to require Amazon logins. However, I do fully expect Amazon prime members to have some kind of benefits on Twitch.

Amazon’s Other Gaming Purchases Have Been Allowed Creative Freedom.

Amazon purchased Double Helix games earlier this year, and they have largely been allowed to do what they’ve been doing. It just allowed Amazon to offer more services and exclusives with their own membership base. So in that case it was a win-win. I imagine this case being the same. Amazon will give their resources and in return will just find a new space to put Amazon ads and increase the perks of being an Amazon member.

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Nerdswole is at San Diego Comic Con!

You heard it right! Brian, Alex, and Erin will be at the swolest nerd event of the year: San Diego Comic Con 2014!

Of course, we’ll be on the show floor, waiting for panels, and hauling all sorts of swag. However, we’re also here to witness the big events. Keep checking up on the Nerd Swole homepage for live updates and articles about the breaking news and releases that will be unveiled here at San Diego Comic-Con! Starting Thursday, all three of us will be posting as often as possible up until Sunday to cover the convention and make it like you came here yourself!

Now, to add to the SDCC hype train, here’s a list our must-see panels and booths!

Erin

Every year I’ve been going to the Walking Dead and Game of Thrones panels because they always have good footage and bring out the entire cast to talk and answer questions. Both panels are always a fun time, the creators and cast seem to love the environment. Apart from that, I think everyone should be watching the Image Comics panels to see all the best of the best in the comics industry and to hear what’s new creative ideas are releasing soon.

The Walking Dead Panel 2013
The Walking Dead Panel 2013


Brian

I’m super excited about Saturday’s Hall H presentations. Hall H will have Marvel and Warner Brothers. I’m also extremely excited to test play Super Smash Bros 4 in the Nintendo lounge. However, my favorite activity is always looking at all of the amazing cosplay people do. Here are some examples from last year:

Otacon from the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
Otacon from the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
Warriors of Asgard protecting Mjolnr.
Warriors of Asgard protecting Mjolnr.
Red Son Superman
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Brian will be cosplaying this year, look out for his costume!

Alex

While the con itself was jam-packed with every fandom in existence, events and locales around the area were just as incredible. From the Nintendo Lounge (aka the mini-E3), the DC Charity Booth featuring custom KIA vehicles and auctioned off artwork, and even the Walking Dead obstacle course at Padres stadium, the whole city was alive with passion and excitement. Within the con, I can hardly wait for the Marvel and Warner Bros panels on Saturday, along with the premiere of Batman: Assault on Arkham!

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Promotional Hobbit set piece from 2013.
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Auctioned off Batman artwork.
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And lastly, exclusives! Megaman & Megaman X from Capcom Booth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to contact me/us if you want to meet up at SDCC 2014!

Brian: @theTwentyTwo
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Alex: @Bumsteezy

 

Why “The Lego Movie” is gonna rock your world

First off:

I truly don't.
I truly don’t.

I plan on seeing the movie’s midnight premiere but I know the general gist of the plot. The character above, Emmet, ventures from his simple life to vast worlds to save the Lego universe. But here’s why I’m ready for this movie to take home all the Oscars.

1. The Animation

This isn’t your Disney animated movie with visuals that came right out of your dreams and then strikes at your very soul with poise, grace, and beauty.

It's the details that count. My gosh that cape.
It’s the details that count. My gosh that cape.

It’s also not a Dreamworks animated feature, with enough eyebrow raising characters and more simple designs to keep kids interested, the action more slapstick, and the faces more comedic.

Just look at all those different faces.
Just look at all those different faces.

The Lego Movie is a Warner Brothers movie. But with that, we see the movie take on more of a mix between stop motion and a more cinematic tone.

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You’d think it wouldn’t be that easy to blow up, but you know…..Lego logic?

The animation works within the limitations of LEGO to create a world that we have thought about since LEGO came into existence. Many people work with LEGO to produce stop animation, and while the movie is computer animated, it understands the nature of the toys and do not portray animation (other than facial expressions) that isn’t possible with LEGO. The explosion above, the pieces coming off, even the lasers are all LEGO pieces.

2. The Comedic Cast

Missing: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Liam Neeson, Will Forte, & Jorma Taccone.
Missing: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Liam Neeson, Will Forte, & Jorma Taccone.

It’s an interesting blend of comedic actors that mesh really well together, considering where they’re known best. They all bring life to the characters, whether’s it’s Will Arnett’s simple-minded Batman, Will Ferrell’s egotistical Lord Business that uncanny resembles his Zoolander character Mugatu, or even Liam Neeson, playing a schizophrenic cop with rotating faces. LEGO has also been portraying comedy through their various video game/franchise tie ins and now the actors have the full range to interact with an incredibly vast LEGO world.

While the DC heroes will resemble their comic book counterparts, it’s the original characters that I’m most excited for. They will be bringing to life everyday people in the LEGO world and these driving forces will bring together the movie’s central theme…

3. The film captures the essence of LEGO

Emmet is your everyday LEGO worker. He gets up, gets ready for the day, works within his confines, and enjoys his simple life as it’s been portrayed in the instructions. There’s not much more to that life until his incredible journey begins and he sees people from all over the LEGO world, from Abraham Lincoln in a rocket chair, to a pirate robot.

People who enjoy LEGO enjoy the building and then the ability for all these things to be changeable and exist in one realm. You can build what you want and they can serve any purpose. Superman can ride a pony and a spaceman can captain a pirate ship. All of these toys fit together so that anything is possible.

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Flying helpless in the air, but all he’s noticing is that his hair fell off. Classic Lego.

The film is a love letter to us who grew up with LEGO and let our imaginations run wild with our wide casts of characters, multi-function parts, colorful designs, and endless possibilities. The movie will be bringing to life what normally happens in children’s imaginations and that single fact may be worth the admission ticket alone.

With that, I’ll leave it up to you to check out the movie. Feel free to let Nerdswole know what you think of the movie by writing in the comments below.

Best of 2013: Video Games

As the year rounds up, the guys at Nerd Swole are here to argue for hours about the best of the best that 2013 has had to offer. Today, we talk video games.

Erin: Arguably, with the sight of a new console generation and some industry twists and turns (see http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/206848/5_events_that_shook_the_game_industry_in_2013.php), 2013 has been an un-special year for actual games, loaded with sequels, threequels, and spinoffs. But does that mean there wasn’t anything to rave about? What are your guys’ initial thoughts about this year for games?

Brian: I don’t know if there was anything current to rave about, but I definitely played a bunch of older games that I’m so deep in, and they’re so amazing, I really question what I was doing when they came out. This year has had some pleasant surprises and a lot of letdowns otherwise though.

Alex: I haven’t been too excited. I’m waiting on a lot of Wii U games, such as the new Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8, Zelda, Donkey Kong Country Returns 2,  Bayonetta, and tons of other games. I haven’t picked up a new console this year, but in the future, I’d be more excited for a PS4 over an Xbox One, both in terms of specs and future releases.

Erin: If you had to pick a top 3 games of 2013 on the spot, what would your list be?

Brian: I didn’t play Pokemon XY, but I hear good things. Saints Row IV was something I enjoyed playing very much. The Last of Us  made narratives and strong voice acting cool again.

Alex: The Last of Us, Pokemon X & Y, and I’m going to be picking up Zelda soon, so there’s no doubt in my mind it’ll be on this list.

Erin: I would go Pokemon X/Y, Grand Theft Auto V, and Bioshock: Infinite.

Out of your top 3, what game stands out to you as being the best of the best?

Brian: It has to be The Last of Us the response to that game was ridiculous. Naughty Dog has kinda found a niche for themselves, and they’re running with it.

Alex: I think The Last of Us really blew people away, both critically and from fan perspective. Naughty Dog is almost synonymous now with great games because of the quality titles they’ve produced on the PS3.

Erin: Aside from your top 3, what is another must-play/sleeper hit of 2013?

Brian: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, I say this only because Assassin’s Creed III was largely a disappointment to me. Also, Lego Marvel Superheroes was a bunch of fun to play through.

Alex: I was blown away when Super Mario Land 3-D came out and how I enjoyed the game was so purely fun. I have no doubt that Super Mario 3D world will provide endless fun and even though it may be another Mario title that’s not Galaxy, I think the 3D series is becoming a staple pillar in Mario’s arsenal of great games. Not really a sleeper, but in a bit of a shallow pool of Wii U games, Mario takes the cake for both hardcore and casual players.

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Video Game Mechanics That Would Make Life Incredible

Many a daydream have passed where I believed I was in a video game world. Legend of Zelda, Mario Kart, Final Fantasy, heck even Metal Gear Solid. Wouldn’t life be a little better if we could upgrade? Video games thrive on giving people a chance to live through their fantasies, but who’s to say we wouldn’t be better off living with a few off these simple “improvements.” Here’s a few features that would make life incredible.

1. Leveling up all traits at once versus Practicing One Thing

For humans, we practice a skill and we get good at it over time. However, we may overlook other things. Like practicing soccer instead of  football or choosing to play an instrument over learning to dance, it’s tough to make a choice and commit. In videogames, however, we are not only given choice, but flexibility. Many RPG fans will understand this, but basically, when you level up in games, certain stats go up. Whether it be Fire Emblem, Pokemon, or Final Fantasy, you level up and various stats go up. You can choose which direction want your characters to be great in, and it does not have to be pigeon-holed to one role. A warrior can learn magic and be equally good at both while not spending all the time learning one things. Pokemon can be trained to carry various roles, both defending and healing along with attacking and strengthening. Leveling up is a way of focusing experience, but it also gives the player to explore various experiences without having to sacrifice time, skills, and effort.

You'd want to level up too if you could improve your health, strength, and luck by saving kingdoms.
You’d want to level up too if you could improve your health, strength, and luck by saving kingdoms.

2. Objectives List

Nothing helps aimless, everyday people like having a to do list. For some of us, it’s our job, our school work, our families, and for some it’s self-imposed. Having a list of objectives helps keep people on track and also helps us not forget important tasks.

Navi may have been annoying, but at least she helped out with guidance and Z-targeting. Just be grateful you didn't have to keep the owl at all times.
Navi may have been annoying, but at least she helped out with guidance and Z-targeting. Just be grateful you didn’t have to keep the owl at all times.

3. Finding incredible ways to make money.

Chopping grass for rupees and tools.  This one kind of explains itself, but the odd jobs, treasures, quests, and bounty all stacks up that paper. Who needs a 9 to 5 when you can collect garbage in space!

Hustle in, hustle out.
Hustle in, hustle out.

4. Unparalleled means of travel.

Cars are great, but they come with so much maintenance. Not to mention the constructs that take up so much space such as traffic, roads, and parking lots.

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Loftwing (Zelda: Skyward Sword)
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Arwing (Starfox)
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Chocobo (Final Fantasy series)
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Warthog (Halo series)
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Jetbikes, flying, running at super-speed and really anything in Saints Row.
Airship (Final Fantasy series)
Airship (Final Fantasy series)

Unparalleled. Means. Of. Travel.

This has to be the most important one…..saving.

If there is anything that breaks all boundaries in almost any fiction, it’s time travel. Saving gives you the option to save your progress and stopping time right in that place. Games like Prince of Persia and Braid have played with the concepts of time and that comes with great consequences (see: Back to the Future franchise). I think, for many people, getting the chance to assess a situation and being given a chance to do something over with a new technique is rewarded in gaming. Some people make mistakes and spend their lives trying to fix a mistake. However, given the chance to avoid it altogether by planning ahead can be the biggest gift of all.

Time-travel complexities aside, you must admit you have wished you could save in your life before doing something important.
Time-travel complexities aside, you must admit you have wished you could save in your life before doing something important.

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