8bitdo released a series of bluetooth gamepad controllers that look and feel like the old SNES and SuperFamiCom controllers from back in the day. From the flat finish gray body, to the rubbery shoulder buttons. A sense of nostalgia is immediately present the moment you grab these controllers.
Season 4 of Overwatch Competitive ended right before the Anniversary event and Season 5 kicked only 2 days after. Without much time to rest and with the grind for Anniversary lootboxes on our minds, we decided to do our placements within the first week.
Congratulations to Long Live Play PH for their new store opening at the Ayala Malls the 30th along Meralco Avenue in Pasig city. And with a new store comes a huge wave of novelty items of gaming and geekery. Check out some of these awesome Overwatch shuriken spinners.
We check out the first 2 hours of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the new Nintendo Switch in another Backseat Gaming session at the GG Network studio. Thanks to Ryvaeus for lending us his Nintendo Switch for these videos.
The footage used in these videos were recorded when season 3 of Overwatch competitive first started back in the first two weeks of December 2016. It's some of the last few videos we have that Will was a part of. And since the 4th season of competitive just started, I thought to throw them up despite not getting the highest rank. It was still pretty fun.
We're still going through a ton of videos that need to be edited but most of the January Overwatch recording sessions have been edited and uploaded. Most of which were Arcade Mode lootbox grinds with some of the GG Network partners.
We haven't addressed this on the site yet but our good friend and fellow writer for TMG, Willem Den Toom, passed away last month. As a final send off to Will, we thought to do it via a gun salute in Overwatch featuring the characters he played the most.
We recorded a Final Fantasy XV let's play session in collaboration with GG Network and a few friends from the gaming media here in the Philippines. An idea which spawned from our early look at The Last Guardian during ESGS 2016 which one player gets the controller and hot seat while everyone else basically yells at him/her telling them what to do.
A sequel I never thought I'd ever see. The excitement I felt when NieR Automata was announced was surreal. The first NieR game was my introduction to Yoko Taro's insanity and boy does it take you for a ride. Drakengard 3 was my second foray and while that game did not have the best or to some extent, functional gameplay. I enjoyed the story. After having played the demo for NieR Automata. It finally has the missing piece. Stellar gameplay.