Category: Video Games

Brian’s Top 5 Video Games of 2016

If you were to tell me last year that 2016 would have provided me with some of the most fun video games I would play in a long time, I would have called you crazy. 2016 will go in the books as one of the best years in gaming for the current console generation. I am lucky enough to own both a Playstation 4 and a Xbox One, so I was able to take part in some great console exclusives. Top 10 lists are too long for me. I think I may have played a total of 10 games this year so having a top 5 means more to me. Here are my top 5 games of 2016. 5 – Gears of War 4 My main concern when they announced Gears of War 4 was it was that it was coming off the heels of one of the worst Gears of War games to be released, Gears of War Judgment. That game wasn’t a sequel per say, but if you slap the GOW name on it it should live up to it, not so with Judgment. Once I took that thought out of my mind I remembered how much I enjoyed playing Gears as a kid in college. Horde mode is one of the most revolutionary multiplatyer game modes that I will continue to find enjoyment in. I will never touch the competitive multiplayer mode, as those players are very much above my level and I don’t want to put...

Rocket League – Why All Bars Need This Game

Originally posted on SeacoastBeverageLab.com I am not a big sports fan, which goes against the ever-lasting bond of sports and beer. However, I am a video game fanatic. Seldom have the two worlds collided in a big way until right now. Enter Rocket League. Developer Psyonix was able to send me an early review code before the game was publicly released, so they too saw the importance of Beer and Video Games. Rocket League is the long awaited sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars for the Playstation 3. To simplify the concept for a moment, the game is “Soccer/Futbol with cars that have rocket boosters on them”. Game Modes In Rocket League, the objective is to score as many goals as you can in the allotted time. The game is broken up into 3 main modes. In Exhibition, you and up to 4 friends locally play against computer bots or play against each other. For Playstation 4 owners this is the game that gives you the reason to buy at least one more controller. This game is meant to be played on the couch with friends or at great arcade bars like Arcadia National Bar in Portland, ME. In Season mode, you compete against computer bots in a longer running season. This mode is great for those who want to take the game offline and hone their skills. Finally there is Online mode, the belly of the beast. Just like in Exhibition mode, you compete in 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 or...