What Video Game Reviews Do To Gamers

What Video Game Reviews Do To Gamers

Reviews have too much influence on the gaming community.

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Lately, I've been feeling like there's been a lot of tension regarding game reviews in the gaming community. People have been up in arms stating that there's bias when reviewing a game based on what system the game is for. While I don't know if this statement is true or not, I do want people to be free to enjoy a game no matter what rating the game receives.

Why the hell can't people enjoy the games that they want to play?

I was in an AngryJoeShow live stream the other day watching some guy play the newly released game from EA, "Anthem." The whole entire chat and the player were dogging on the game. All I said was this game looks fun and I can't wait to play, and everybody fucking jumped on me saying I'm stupid, I'm supporting bad companies, I'm the problem, and so on.

Since when can't I have an opinion? When there are games like "Fallout 76" or "Sea of Thieves," which I felt so-so about, and I say that I liked the game, everyone looks at me like I stole someone's baby or drove my car through a puppy daycare center or something. Don't even get me started with the "you have a bad taste in games" response. As long as the game isn't a strategy game, I'm down to play it. I'm also a sucker for co-op multiplayer games, so maybe that's what draws me to those games.

It's 2019, and this console war crap is still going on. It's ridiculous.

I currently play Xbox and the Nintendo Switch only because those are the consoles I have access to. If I had a choice to play PS4, I would do it in a heartbeat. You don't think I want to play "Spider-Man" or "FFIV"? Xbox and Nintendo are already in progress with trying to end it, but the only one left to join is Sony. Companies like Hi-Rez Studios are encouraging Sony to give up the selfish act to improve the gaming experience for everyone. I honestly can't stand someone who refuses to play a console because they want to show their devotion to a company. I'm not saying you can't have a preference. I mainly play Xbox, but you don't see me going on rants on the PlayStation Twitter page saying Xbox is better PS4 suck my pee pee or whatever people say nowadays.

Overall, I just want to see the moment where reviews for a game don't reflect on whether someone should play the game or not, and I want to see people who at least have some concept or understanding review the game. None of this BS where I'm just going to shit on the game because everybody else is. People have the right to enjoy the game whether you or the reviewer believes it is good or trash. I know that I would play "Crackdown 3" or "Anthem" in a heartbeat when given the chance. Like I said, everything is just my own opinion.

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The 7 Most Powerful Superpowers in Marvel Comics

Maybe you wish you could fly, but there's much better powers than soaring the skies.

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Throughout the years of Marvel comics, superheroes and villains showed us the depths of having superpowers.

Along with the expansion of Marvel superpowers, writers made sure to focus on broadening the potential of what a single power could do. What superpowers do you believe are the most powerful in the Marvel Universe. No doubt many of you would respond with generic choices such as the Hulk's super strength, Spider-Man's wall crawling, Ms. Marvel's flight, but I assure you many of Marvel's favorites don't come anywhere close to possessing Alpha superpowers. I'm not referencing the forgotten character with abnormal or useless abilities. I'm talking about characters who aren't in the spotlight, but standing right behind it.

The most powerful superpowers in the Marvel Universe will blow your mind.

7. Elasticity

Mr. Fantastic

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The power to stretch your body into whatever length and form. In the Marvel Comics, Mr. Fantastic could convert the mass of his body into a highly flexible state. With this power, he can absorb kinetic energy, to the extents of becoming a barrier between his team and a 150 billion ton mountain. Elasticity grants the character practically an immunity to death. Their skin can't be torn or slashed. Let's not forget the size alteration and shape-shifting aspects of elasticity superpowers. It will take a strong force to bring an elastic character down because they are immensely durable to attacks. It is impossible to kill them which if they remain in elastic form, it could grant them immortality.

6. Nature Manipulation

Meggan

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I know how this seems like a joke, but manipulating the forces of nature is one of the most powerful powers to ever want. Meggan Puceanu could manipulate nature which gave her the abilities to sense the emotions of all living things, sense electromagnetic forces, air currents, and even see telepathic communication. It also gave her the ability to shapeshift into any animal or human in response to her emotional state. The greatest ability nature manipulation gives is to power to control the elements. Water, air, earth, fire, and even energy. Imagine creating tsunami's with a thought, causing earthquakes with a word, or extinguishing a forest-fire with the wave of a hand. The five elements are what makes our world and if you can control them, then you have limitless power over what you can do.

5. Teleportation/Portal Creation

Magik (Illyana Rasputina)

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How would you feel if you could go anywhere in the universe? For someone like Magik, that's a thing she could do every day. She can create stepping discs (portals) that can teleport herself across interstellar distances or through time and space. Imagine teleporting to the time you fell in front of your crush or failed the most important quiz in your entire life. Maybe it's not the past you're worried about, it's the future. With these powers, you would be unstoppable. You could travel to any place at any time and prevent people from being killed. I won't even mention teleporting into bank vaults. No one would be able to catch you and in a way, that's way better than intangibility and invisibility

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4. Regenerative Healing Factor

Wolverine

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We've all since the icon seen in "X-Men: The Last Stand" where the Phoenix is disintegrating everything into nothing, but Wolverine somehow in one piece as he pushes towards her. The only reason he wasn't obliterated into smithereens is that of his accelerated regenerative healing factor. Unlike typical characters with healing factors, his healing is far faster and efficient. He can heal from numerous gunshot wounds, severe burns, and regenerate limbs within a few hours. And the healing goes even further. It can cure diseases, sicknesses, curses, trauma, and also provides an extended lifespan by decelerating the effects of aging. You could be 100 years old and still look the way you did at fifteen. It's near immortality. It's an even better power when you can transfer or extract the essence of your healing factor to duplicate and bless others. There are various heights the accelerated healing factor can reach, but it should always be one of your top go-to powers.

3. Magic

Scarlet Witch

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Magic is a very complex superpower. There are many different forms of it in the Marvel Universe. Druidic, Chaos, Blood, Hellfire, Mystic, Odin-Force, Necromancy, Quantum, Technomancy, Voodoo, and general magic. The most notable wielders being Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange. Scarlet Witch manipulated Chaos magic in order to warp reality at will. With a few words, she stripped almost an entire race of mutants of their superpowers. She can channel magic from demons, cast hexes, and manipulate the field of probability. Technically, by using magic you can mimic anyone's power and achieve what they can do. The range of abilities is beyond unfathomable when magic is involved. If the magic wielder is skilled enough, the effects of their spells may weave into reality and remain forever. Magic is very dangerous, but still one of the most powerful powers in the Marvel Universe.

2. Psionic Manipulation

Hellion

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Psionic Manipulation is more than just moving things with your mind. You can sense the emotions of living things around you and telepathically communicate with others. When this power is mastered to its full potential, you will have visions of the future, be able to teleport and manipulate raw psychic energy. We're talking about affecting matter on a subatomic level. Disintegrating matter into nothing or creating matter from nothing. Such as forming energy out of thin air or turning silver into gold. The mental part of it will give you the power to ascend to the Astral Plane and mind control living beings on a world-wide scale. Hellion used his psionic powers to make him fly and form impenetrable force fields. The force of his mind power is so great that he can will himself to fly at least twice the speed of sound. The psychic energy powers super strength behind his attacks and he can control matter on a molecular level to scatter it and reform it back together. Psionic Manipulation speaks for itself, there's no way you can harm or even attempt to harm someone with these powers.

1. Cosmic Manipulation

The Phoenix Five

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Cosmic Manipulation is such an exciting power to have. It's not often talked about, so many of you might not know what it is. The superpower gives the character the power to manipulate different forms of cosmic energy. Many characters in the Marvel Universe have this ability. Jean Grey, Rachel Summers, Storm, Thanos, Franklin Richards, Silver Surfer, and many more. It is an extremely powerful ability to possess. You can channel cosmic energies to produce a number of effects. Most often in Marvel Comics, the cosmic energies augmented the superpowers of the character to a universe-ending level. The most powerful wielder of this superpower being the Phoenix. It possessed Jean Grey and augmented her psionic powers to where she could create psychic flames that burned everything into nothing. It also made her transformed her into one of the mightest telekinetic and telepath in the whole Marvel Universe. With Cosmic Manipulation, you can advance the evolution of humans by radiating and also manipulate all forms of energy. At it's maxed potential, you can manipulate everything and all natural forces on a cosmic level. You could have Hulk's strength, Professor X's telepathy, Magneto's magnetic powers, and all of the above. We're talking about altering the universe and remaking it in whatever form you see fit. You would be foolish not to know that Cosmic Manipulation is THE most powerful superpower in the Marvel Universe.

This concludes the 7 most powerful superpowers in the Marvel Universe. Was there a superpower that should have been included on the list. Do you think these are the top superpower in Marvel? If not, what would you change? Drop a comment below!

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The 4 Worst E3 Press Conferences Ever Held

Whether it was the cringe factor, blunders, fails, or even announcements that were just outright disappointing to hear.

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It's almost every gamer's favorite time of the year. In a little over a month, E3 2019 will be upon us. You would think that big game companies would bring their A-games to these conferences, but that's not always necessarily the case. Today we're going to go through the top five worst E3 conferences ever held.

Whether it was the cringe factor, blunders, fails, or even announcements that were just outright disappointing to hear.

1. The Xbox One announcement – 2013

Starting at number one on our list is Microsoft's conference in 2013. Microsoft's main focus during this time was the newly revealed Xbox One. With that being said, the majority of the conference was talking about the various features on the console that were eventually removed in the final product. There were barely any games announced for the new system. Microsoft also went out of their way to tell fans that the new console will need an internet connection to operate. To pour salt on that wound, Microsoft tells us that the system would also need the Kinect in order for your console to function properly. A new console couldn't hide the anger and uproar from fans.

2. Jamie Kennedy – Activision 2007

Activision made a mistake in 2007 by hiring Jamie Kennedy, a famous comedian, to host its live press conference. To be more comedic (I guess), Kennedy decided to show up to the press conference drunk and high. Kennedy cracked jokes at game producers and audience members throughout the show and would frequently stumble and forget video game titles and would always make inappropriate jokes instead. I don't think he's getting a gig anytime soon.

3. Konami 2010

The Konami 2010 press conference was very...interesting and random. The whole conference itself seemed ad-libbed and off script. From half-naked wrestlers to many awkward minutes of silence, Konami's press conference will be one to remember. Now that I think about it, this train wreck of a show actually made me forget what games were even announced during their conference.

4. Nintendo 2008 Press Conference

After their 2008 press conference, Nintendo actually issued an apology for its performance during their E3 conference. The conference consisted of showing off the Wii's motion controls. What made things worse was at times the controls weren't always calibrated correctly, which makes a recipe for disaster. The actors themselves didn't make things better, turning Nintendo's conference into a cringe-fest.

However, we must never forget that E3 is a completely live event that's being streamed all around the world to millions. Not everything is expected to come out perfect, but I can promise you we'll come away with some memorable moments.

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