Forced to Buy an Xbox One.

As most gamers are, I am very excited about the release of Titanfall. Titanfall has gained the attention of gamers everywhere with endorsements from professional gamers, plentiful amounts of beta keys being given away, live Twitch coverage of the beta, and of course the hard work of the developers  creating such an awesome game. But what I am not happy with is how I feel like I am being forced to buy an Xbox One. Now don’t get me wrong, I planned on buying one at some point. But with the release of Titanfall on Xbox One and PC before the release of the 360 version and the fact that the long awaited broadcasting feature from Twitch is coming to Xbox One on March 11th (which is coincidently the same day Titanfall is released for Xbox One and PC) I feel forced into buying an Xbox One. I know I could just play it on PC but I enjoy streaming and console gaming. I guess this article is more of a rant but I was hoping to hold off on an Xbox One until at least the release of The Elder Scrolls Online in June. Any opinions on the matter are greatly appreciated.

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Developer Removes Flappy Bird App from App Stores!

55454Flappy Bird is officially gone! The game’s creator, Dong Nguyen, annouced that the app is gone from both Google Play and the iTunes App Store. Unless you already downloaded it, you won’t find one of the world’s most popular video games anywhere. I am not sure how someone could turn down $50k a day from the ad revenue he was receiving from the game. I personally have not played the game and will not miss it.

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SNES Top 10 Songs

Thanks for stopping by and watching my video. This is a list of my favorite songs from SNES games. These songs bring back a lot of memories. List of songs is listed below. If you like my video, please press the like button and subscribe to my channel. As always, I appreciate every one of you for taking the time to watch my videos.

1) Donkey Kong Country 2: K. Kool Returns

2) Donkey Kong Country: Aquatic Ambiance

3) Earthbound: Ending Song

4) Illusion of Gaia: Itory, The Hidden Village

5) Lufia & the Fortress of Doom: Field Motif

6) Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals: The Last Dual

7) Secret of Mana: Fear of the Heavens

8) Shadowrun: Dead

9) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past: The Goddess Appears

10) TMNT: Turtles In Time: The Title Screen

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Review of The Wii U

I know the Wii U has been out now for over a year but I feel now, more than ever, that current reviews are important. This month I decided that it was time to buy a new system. As a person who has owned Xbox from day one, I wanted to go with the Xbox One. But after doing a bit of research, I decided that I was going to buy the Wii U. The reason I made this decision was the lack of exclusive games for the Xbox One. I also like to give new products time to get some updates out to fix current bugs. Also the lack of people I know who own the system is kind of a turn off. But I am noticing more people on my social networking accounts purchasing the system, so I will more than likely purchase one soon so I can play with everyone.

 

Out of the box, the Wii U is a great system. The touch screen is very cool, but I thought it kind of defeated the purpose of a console since you just want to watch the touch screen when you have the option to. I was pleased with the selection of games available. Being a Nintendo kid, I was happy to find out that there were already a few Mario titles released and a remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

 

So overall I am going to go over some of the pros and cons of the Wii U and hopefully this will help you make a decision on whether or not the Wii U is right for you.

Pros:

Touch Screen(Could be a con for some people).

Exclusive Nintendo titles.

Miiverse(Has potential) .

Interesting YouTube interface.

Netflix.

Backward compatible with Wii games.

Compatible with old Wii controllers.

Access to a stockpile of retro video games.

 

Cons:

No Twitch.TV .

Lack of third party titles.

No Crunchyroll.

Behind in technology compared to Xbox One and PS4.

Lack of social network integration.

Lack of multiplayer titles.

 

So overall I think the Wii U has a lot of potential but before they reach that potential the Xbox One and PS4 might catch up where is lacking right now, in exclusive  titles. I think just like Apple, Nintendo has developed a great brand that people love, so they will continue to sell systems. But this will only get them so far.

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Happy New Year 2014

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I just want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year! I hope 2014 brings everyone good things.

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Youmacon 2013

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Hello fellow gamers! First off I want to apologize for getting this post out so late. I have been busy with the holidays but I wanted to share my first Youmacon experience with you all. It was an experience I will never forget and an event I will go to every year now.

The Hotel

I stayed Saturday night at the Ren Center Marriott hotel. I made my hotel reservation earlier in the year to secure my room. The check in process was very easy. There was no line and I got to check right in at 4:00 PM. The room was $130 a night plus a $100 deposit(because I payed in cash). I was very impressed with the room, which I did not spend a lot of time in except for drinks in between events. The room has two nice queen beds and a mini fridge. Food was great with a large selection in the food court and pizza right outside Andiamo.

Cobo Hall

Cobo had a lot to offer with live panels, many different anime viewings, and cool things to buy in the dealer room. I ended up meeting Sarah Natochenny, who is the current voice of Ash Ketchum on Pokemon. I also stayed and watched a lot of anime.

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The Game Room

The game room was one of my favorite places to be at the con. As a lover and collector of retro video games, this place had it all. I spent a decent amount of time playing Black Ops II and Japanese video games. I also took at crack at the League of Legends tournament. They had pinball machines and every video game system. I also enjoyed the wide selection of fighting games.

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The Rave

This was by far my favorite part of Youmacon! The rave was so live and the music was great. I raved until about 5:00 AM. They had tango lines and everyone really got into it. I did not see a lot of drugs going around but I am sure it was there. This was an all ages rave, which was cool since the person I was with was under 21. 

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Bottom line is, I had a great time and I feel very much apart of the Youmacon family. The only problem I had was leaving the hotel on Sunday. It took my an hour to get from my floor to the lobby since all of the elevators were full. Not the con’s fault but hopefully they can find a way to control it next year.

 

 

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Social Media and Gaming Contacts

I just wanted to throw out some ways to get ahold of me in the social media world and gaming contacts. Add or follow me anytime. I love to meet new people.

Twitter @GamerDET
Facebook: DetroitGamer1
Google Plus: DetroitGamer1
Instagram: DetroitGamer
YouTube: DetroitGamer1
Twitch: DetroitGamer
Steam: DetroitGamer
Xbox: DetroitGame
PSN: DetroitGame
League of Legends: Lufia
World of Warcraft: Draxo(Silvermoon)
FFXIV: Bobby Paladin(Exodus)

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