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Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Unboxing February 19, 2017

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I was an enormous fan of the original Halo Wars game when it was released on the Xbox 360 back in 2009. I felt it was a well polished console RTS with a great story that ended on a painful cliffhanger.  After several agonizing years, Microsoft finally announced they were developing a sequel to the game with the help of developer Creative Assembly. Finally, we would know the fate of the crew of The Spirit or Fire.

That long wait has finally come to an end for people who preordered the Ultimate Edition of the game.  The Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition includes the game’s Season Pass and a remastered version of the original Halo Wars for the Xbox One.  Gamers who preordered the game also got some free DLC Blitz Packs and some collectible pins depending on where they preordered their game from.

So let’s take a look inside the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition and see how it looks inside the box.

Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition is out now on Xbox One and Windows 10. The regular edition will be released on both platforms on Feb 21, 2016.


Watch Dogs 2 Version 1.11 Released February 17, 2017

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I know this update was announced earlier in the week but I wanted to make sure it was released on all of the game’s platforms before talking about it here. A major update for Watch Dogs 2 has been released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The new update, version 1.11, adds essential content for upcoming DLC expansions on top of the usual slew of bug fixes and optimizations. Ubisoft recommends anyone who has already completed the game’s final mission to replay it after patching the game, as they have added something new to the game’s ending.

The update weighs in at around 10GB on the console versions and 14GB on the PC.

Watch Dogs 2 is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

MagiQuest Review February 17, 2017

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Great Wolf Lodge offers tons of fun activities for its guests and visitors and one of those activities is a game called MagiQuest.  MagiQuest is a new kind of game where you use a magic wand to complete quests in a fully interactive environment inside the hotel.

Earlier this week, Maniac and Princess Angel were fortunate enough to spend a vacation up at the New England Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, MA.  We ended up playing MagiQuest nearly non-stop throughout the duration of our stay.
What did we think of the game?  Watch the video below to find out!

Special thanks to ChaosD1 for recommending MagiQuest to us!

Halo Wars 2: Live February 16, 2017

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For those of you who may have missed tonight’s live broadcast of the Halo Wars 2: Live event, or for the rest of you that need to see it again, I’ve got good news. Microsoft has archived the entire Halo Wars 2: Live stream. They included interviews with the game’s developers, hilarious sketches and multiplayer matches.

Halo Wars 2: Legendary Edition is coming tonight at midnight to Xbox One and Windows 10.

Bawls Ginger Review February 16, 2017

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Last week, our favorite high-caffeinated beverage maker announced they had created an all new flavor, Bawls Ginger.  Yesterday, we were lucky enough to get our hands on it, let’s see how we like it!

Special thanks to Bawls for sending us a case of the soda!

Important News for PlayStation Now Subscribers February 15, 2017

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Very important breaking news for PlayStation Now subscribers. Sony has just announced they are discontinuing the PlayStation Now game streaming service on many of its platforms. That specifically means PlayStation Now support is being dropped for all PlayStation 3s, Sony Blu-Ray Disc Players, PlayStation Vitas, PlayStation TVs, and Samsung HDTVs as of August 2017. They will discontinue support for Sony Bravia HDTVs made in 2016 even sooner, those will be cut off as of April 2017.

Once your device has become discontinued from PlayStation Now support, unless you also own a PS4 or a PlayStation Now compliant PC, you won’t be able to actually use the PlayStation Now service even if you’re still paying for it.  Sony says they will continue to automatically charge their customers for the service on a monthly basis unless the user disables the auto-renewal feature.   If you don’t own a PC or PS4, I advise you to discontinue your subscription to the service as soon as possible.

Halo 5: Guardians Classic Helmet REQ Pack Released February 10, 2017

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You can now haz Recons in Halo 5: Guardians!  343 Industries has just released the Classic Helmet REQ Pack featuring nine of the most iconic helmets from across the Halo franchise all at once.

Thankfully there’s no game update required to buy this REQ Pack, you can purchase it in the Requisitions Store for a very steep REQ points price or $10 US in real-world money.

Halo 5: Guardians is out now exclusively on Xbox One.

Let’s Play Uncharted 3 Finale February 9, 2017

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A blizzard is headed our way, so Maniac decided that it was the perfect time to finish his Let’s Play of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

Will Maniac be able to find the lost city he seeks?  Will be get all the treasures along the way?  And will his subscribers fall in love with each other along the way?  Watch and find out!

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is out now on the PS3. It is also part of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on PS4.

Bawls Announces Bawls Ginger February 9, 2017

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Our favorite soda in the world is the high caffeinated beverage Bawls.  It has long been considered a staple of gamers’ diets with its great flavor and high caffeine content.  I can’t remember how many Bawls sodas I would drink during LAN parties, all night gaming sesssions, and PC builds.  As the years have gone on, Bawls has added new flavors to their product catalog including Bawls Cherry, Bawls Root Beer and Bawls Orange. Now it is time for them to make room for one more.

Yesterday,  Bawls made the announcement they are adding a new flavor to their product lineup, Bawls Ginger.

The beverage is Bawls’s take on Ginger Ale with plenty of caffeine, and as a Ginger Ale fan I can’t wait to try this for myself.

If you’re interested in getting a case of Bawls Ginger or any other flavor, I recommend ordering it straight from the source, the Bawls Online Store.

Mobius Final Fantasy Released On PC February 8, 2017

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The guys over at Square Enix have brought the free-to-play mobile game Mobius Final Fantasy to PC and you can download it right now for free through Steam.

To celebrate its release on PC and the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy VII Remake, the developers are hosting an in-game Final Fantasy VII Remake event from now through April.  Players will be able to select exclusive missions tied directly to the FF7 universe and earn more in-game prizes as the event unfolds!

Mobius Final Fantasy is out now on PC, Android and iOS.