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We Have a Beam Pro Channel! February 27, 2017

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We’ve got some big news to announce for the site today, we have created an all new game streaming channel on Beam.Pro!

We’ve been having constant technical issues streaming Xbox One games on Twitch.TV for almost a year and because of that we have been playing PS4 games exclusively in that time. For right now, we will use Beam exclusively to stream games on the Xbox One, and will continue to use Twitch for PS4 game streams.  This shouldn’t be an issue as we still plan to archive all of our game streams on our YouTube Channel after they’ve concluded.

This is exciting news as we have stockpiled a backlog of Xbox One games over the past year we would like to stream. There is no shortage of great Xbox One and Xbox 360 games including Quantum Break, Halo 5: Guardians and Alan Wake.

You may also notice we’ve posted a direct link to our Beam Channel on the site’s sidebar. Feel free to use it all you’d like.

Special thanks to Wynter for helping us out with the Beam service and answering some of our questions while we were doing test streams!

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We’re Going to CT Gamer Con 2017! February 7, 2017

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We’ve got some big news to share with you guys, and that is the announcement of the first Convention we will be attending this year!

CT Gamer Con 2017 will be taking place at the Mohegan Sun Casino, April 1st and 2nd.  This looks to be an epic event featuring video games, trading card games like Magic: The Gathering and even pen and paper RPGs like Warhammer.  The con will be hosting a bunch of game tournaments, a cosplay competition, music, vendors, and much more!

If you want to check it out, visit their official website. Tickets are $15 per person, and I can’t wait to check it out myself!

Final Fantasy Day Extended February 5, 2017

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Well, it’s past midnight, and that normally would mean that Final Fantasy Day would be over…but there’s just too much more great Final Fantasy content out there that we haven’t had the chance to feature yet.

There’s only one solution to this problem, and that is to take Final Fantasy Day into overtime!  So for the rest of the weekend feel free to keep enjoying all of the new features and original Final Fantasy inspired content that we will be presenting!

Happy 30th birthday, Final Fantasy!  We aren’t done with our tribute yet!

Final Fantasy Day Announcement! February 4, 2017

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This week rung in the thirtieth anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise and I can’t think of a better excuse for a celebration!

Due to our love of this incredible franchise we officially declare that today, for the entire day will be Final Fantasy Day on GameXcess.net!  We will be sharing with you guys some of our favorite Final Fantasy content from across the web, and also some of the original Final Fantasy videos we’ve produced over the years!  Might even throw a few surprises in there too!

So grab your Buster Sword, pet your chocobo, and let’s get ready for some fun!  Happy Birthday, Final Fantasy!

Conquering The Dragon’s Lair Challenge Update December 20, 2016

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Six years ago, our editor and lead writer announced on this website that he intended to conquer the classic arcade game Dragon’s Lair at  the legendary Funspot Arcade in New Hampshire.  He pledged to beat the entire game on one single credit, worth only five lives, having never played the arcade version of it before.  Today, we’re delighted to announce an update on that declaration…six years after we made it!  The GameXcess.net crew will finally be headed up to New Hampshire this week, and we fully intend to make our attempt to Conquer The Dragon’s Lair!

Maniac has spent much of the day practicing on the game’s Blu-Ray Disc version. He learned how to play the game using the original iPhone version, but he has gotten a bit rusty over the years and may require a few attempts.  Win or lose, expect tons of pictures and video of the attempt!

Dragon’s Lair is out now for Arcades, SmartPhones, Tablets, DVD, Blu-Ray Disc, Wii, PS3…and probably tons more platforms than we can count.  Wish us luck!

MagiQuest Review Announcement September 21, 2016

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Video Games don’t always require a game console, electronic handheld or PC to play, they can also be played in real life.  What if I told you about a game where you play by interacting with the environment around you with a unique magic wand?  You can then use that wand to cast spells, search for clues, and collect treasure.  You would think I was crazy, wouldn’t you?  Well you’d be wrong!

A few years ago the resort chain Great Wolf Lodge partnered with MagiQuest to bring the MagiQuest interactive game to their hotels.  On paper, the two companies were a perfect fit. Great Wolf prides themselves on offering lots of fun activities to guests of all ages and the MagiQuest game stations and props fit perfectly in Great Wolf’s Lodges, so we have been interested in this game for quite a while.

After that enormous set up and introduction has been set aside I’m happy to announce that the staff of this website is planning to check it out for ourselves next year!  Expect a review to come soon!

Happy Anniversary! March 10, 2016

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I have been so busy preparing new site content this month I completely overlooked the fact that March 2016 marks the start of the sixth year this website has been operating!

We have been through a lot on this website.  We’ve broken gaming news, discussed the video game industry at length, and reached out to the gaming community, and right now we are in no plans to slow down as a lot more content is being planned for release later this month!  Who knows what the next year will bring?

Before we wrap this up, I’d like to thank several people here for their support through the past year.

Thanks to Princess Angel for her support and for the lovely banner and logo you see on the top of the page.

Thanks to the Unknown Cameraperson for their support behind the camera, and for their choice to remain this website’s ongoing urban legend.

Thanks to Gypsy Jenn for her encouragement and ideas!

Thanks to Bawls for their support!

Thanks to everyone who recommended a video or article, either here or on our official YouTube Channel!  You all know who you are!

Finally, thanks to all of you who read this website.  More exclusive content is on its way!  

Pokemon Mew Giveaway Right Now (UPDATE: Contest Over) February 13, 2016

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UPDATE: Contest has ended. We have a winner!

Nintendo is giving away Mew for free this month through various retailers. However, not everyone has the ability to go to these retailers nor did all of the retailers who should have Mew codes actually received them.
If you’ve been waiting fifteen years to finally get your own Mew, wait no longer because we’ve got one here for you.

So if you want a level 100 Mew and don’t have the ability to get one yourself, we are giving away one code right now!

All you need to do is follow us our official Twitter feed and Tweet us a picture of yourself holding up a copy of a sixth generation Pokémon game. Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire will all work.  If you purchased your copy digitally, that’s fine too. Just send us a picture of yourself holding up your 3DS with your home screen clearly highlighting the digital copy of whichever Pokémon game you purchased!

The first person who adds us on Twitter and Tweets us a clear picture of what we asked for will receive the Mew code!  Good luck to everyone!

Mew Giveaway Today (Update: Expired) February 13, 2016

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Pokémon Trainers throughout the internet, hear me.  Today, we’re announcing a GameXcess.net giveaway!

Since the late 90s, I have wanted to earn a legitimate Mew that I could use during one of Pokémon’s epic single-player journeys.  Unfortunately, legitimate Mews were hard to come by…until now!

That’s right, today we’ll be giving one lucky site reader a code for a Level 100 Mew!  Details of what you’ll need to do to win this giveaway will be coming later today but needless to say you will need some version of a Nintendo 3DS system, a copy of one of the following games, Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, and internet access!

This contest will probably only be compatible with North American copies of the game, so just be aware of that.  Stay tuned to the site for all the contest details.  Good luck to everyone!

UPDATE:  Contest Ended!

 

We Have Bawls January 28, 2016

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We’d like to announce that we are setting aside some of our normal programming to announce this website’s very first direct sponsor, Bawls!

We’ve been spreading the word about Bawls on this website for years now. It was pretty ahead of its time, a high caffeinated soda that actually tastes great. It has a cult following amongst PC Gamers, mostly because it would commonly be sold at stores like CompUSA, which is where I first got my hands on some.

So, lo and behold, the makers of Bawls got wind of our support and sent us a case of Bawls!  Take a look!

This is the weekend of X Games Aspen 2016 and I can’t think of anything I’d rather drink during this year’s Halo 5 tournament. Thank you again to Bawls and all of you for your support.  More Bawls content will be coming this week, at least until the Bawls run out!