video game tinder
February 4th, 2019 by Arjun Kotecha

What would it look like if your favorite video game characters all had dating profiles?

Video game protagonists have it rough. They usually have to take care of everyone, single-handedly, all by themselves. Many of them are far too busy to give dating a shot, since they never have any free time. But now that some of them have finished the game, they can relax and mingle. And what better way to seek out some company than joining Tinder? Here’s just a few profiles we could see. Let us know in the comments who you’d swipe left or right for.

The catacomb climber strikes again.
He improvises, that’s spontaneous, right?
He’s definitely looking to take things slow with you.
Free is free.
Guess you really can’t buy love, can you?
Bae before Bay. Always.
He’s not afraid of commitments.

There’s more in store if you want. Comment and share, we will make more.




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October 31st, 2018 by Vega Montanez

Oh, that’s not… Skeletor?

Kidding, of course, who would take me serious if I didn’t recognize Sir Dan. Let’s be honest. Sir Dan is one of the most mistreated PlayStation Icons of all time. He was there at the beginning of it all and then somehow just disappeared.

Fear not however, it’s Sir Dan’s time to shine. Rumors of a remake had been swirling for a little while and to the surprise of the hopeful, they were true. Sir Dan is back with a remake of the game that made him iconic. The horror/comedy Medievil is getting the full remake treatment. Much like Crash and Spyro, Sir Daniel Fortesque (not to be confused with fortnite) is ready to let the new generation experience the classic 3D platforms.

The announcement trailer arrived perfectly on this Halloween morning. You can check it out below.

https://youtu.be/19Dj520a3Og

Are you excited for the return of Sir Dan? Let us know in the comments section below.




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October 7th, 2018 by Vega Montanez

How many games can you play in 7 days?

Dear PS4 gamers, Sony is doubling down on trying to make us smile. Alongside rumors of PS4 name changing becoming a real thing and allowing cross-play on Fort-Nite, Sony has just reset PSNow Free Trials for all PS4 owners. Even if you’ve tried the PSNow service before, you can dive back in and enjoy a free trial again.

Why is Sony doing this? Simple guess is, they want everyone to be aware of the latest PSNow update that allows users to download games to their console. That’s right no more streaming only for the Netflix of video games. Actually, looking at the updated catalog, it’s more like the Hulu of gaming.

Playstation Now, PSNow, is a service that allows gamers to stream games from a wild collection of classic and current games from PS2, PS3, and PS4. Originally suffering from the same issue most internet based things suffer from, the recent update makes the service a lot more exciting.

Give it a shot and let us know what you think in the comments below.




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September 26th, 2018 by Vega Montanez

I told you guys I would make some calls. And although most of my calls were unrelated, we now have Cross-play on PS4 folks!

Starting today Sony will be running an open Beta for Fortnite. The Beta will allow PS4 players to play alongside Xbox, PC, Switch, IOS, Android, and anywhere else Fortnite is playable. It took a little time but they realized it was the best move. I won’t say my letter had anything to do with it but it was a valiant effort.

“We recognize that PS4 players have been eagerly awaiting an update, and we appreciate the community’s continued patience as we have navigated through this issue to find a solution,” says Sony’s PlayStation chief, John Kodera.

Now once Call of Duty Blackout gets crossplay support we will finally see where the better gamers play! (Obviously Playstation.)




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July 23rd, 2018 by Vega Montanez

Dear Gamers,

I’ve been struggling with writing the Lucky Gamer Recap for the past few weeks and have finally come to the understanding of why. I haven’t been feeling lucky as a gamer. What makes things worst is I’ve been feeling unlucky because I’m a PlayStation fanboy. And Playstation has been messing up. Sony allows CrossPlay is a thing I can’t say.

What exactly do I mean? Well, allow me to explain. The recent and long-awaited introduction of cross-platform play has finally arrived. That sentence should be cause for rejoicing and yet it causes great pain. Someone high on the totem pole at the house of Playstation decided that cross-platform play is not amazing. Whomever this demon posing as a person is refuses to understand the terrible impact this has on the gaming community. 

“They didn’t like someone buying something on an Xbox and it being used on a Playstation. simple as that. dumb reason, but there it is.” – John Smedley

I mean, I understand the why’s. First, there’s the money issue. If someone buys cool Fortnite stuff on Xbox they can just play in the PlayStation ecosystem with no money being seen by Sony. You could imagine why they wouldn’t really enjoy that, but with more PS4s out in the world than Xboxes, I think it’s safe to say fear not Sony, our money is yours. Second, well there really isn’t a second reason. 

There are tons of rumored second reasons. Some being fanboy abuse like saying the PS4 infrastructure isn’t as powerful as the Xbox’s and Sony doesn’t want to be exposed. Or, my personal favorite, playing with the Xbox Elite will convert PS4 players looking for better competition over. Personally, I think these are both hilarious possibilities (improbable does not make impossible) but weight offer the relief we desire.

So on behalf of all PlayStation fans, I want to apologize for Sony’s incompetent behavior. I have made a few phone calls and should be securing a meeting with John in the coming weeks. We will fix the inappropriate behavior and make up for this abuse, someway somehow. I’ve let them know that we will not stand for this. 

Hopefully, this letter of apology will stand as an excellent example of what a true fanboy looks like. I will, of course, stand by my team no matter the final decision but remember we are for the gamers. HardModeGamers Unite!

Sincerely,

Vega

The Official PlayStation Sooper Fan




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June 23rd, 2018 by Vega Montanez

Fortnite


This is another one of our call-to-action videos, submit your best tips and tricks in the comments and the winning comments get featured in a sequel video!

H1Z1 Battle Royale


Vega has been hitting the rounds playing several Battle Royale games, but now he wants to know why H1Z1 ditched the zombies. Then, stay for a hilarious mistake.

Dragonball Legends


Vega has been playing the BEST new mobile game ever, Dragonball Legends, and has some interesting DBZ trivia for you. Check this out!




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May 22nd, 2018 by Vega Montanez

Ayyy Dios Mio.

Another week, another slow stream of gaming news. This week, however, is slightly different. I turned 26 today and because of the distractions of my last couple days being 25, the Lucky Gamer Recap will be a bit delayed. Forgive me. Or don’t, that’s cool too. Regardless, not going to be the most exciting LGR cause it’s mostly bad news. To make up for it, I thought i’d harness the power of Grandma’s ability to prevent me from doing the one thing I wanted to do on my big day, play video games. Here are a few Latino (although they may be true for everyone) Gamer Problems.

No screen is ever big enough.

When i was younger I would always tell my self “One day I’ll have a screen big enough to be able to play and no one could pass by and interrupt my game!” 20 years later I live on my own I have a Beautiful 65 inch 4K screen and yet my grandmother can still manage to come over and walk by and block the entire screen! She could be sitting back not doing a damn thing the whole time in my house but as soon as I fire up the PS4 whammy the floor is dirty and needs to be swept, the TV console needs to be dusted, and for some strange reason the ceiling above the TV needs to be mopped. I just don’t understand.

On that note, no speaker is loud enough either.

While I’m on the topic of spontaneous decision making lets address volume. Latino households are typically super loud. I mean like obnoxiously loud. So loud that a room of three sounds like a stadium of 100. Come on people get it together but I live alone so that shouldn’t be an issue anymore right? Wrong! My grandmother will come visit and then as soon as I fire up the PS4 she remembers that she needs to make what seems to be the most important phone call of her whole life. Which would be cool if she could keep her damn voice down. She yells her entire conversation as if she is physically trying to put her voice through the phone and directly into the other persons ear. Like the other person can’t just raise the volume on their phone. I promise the other person can raise the volume on her phone mama.

Every console belongs to Nintendo.

Through out my entire life I’ve been more of a Playstation Gamer. Fanboy alert! But I’ve owned many other consoles and at times owning every console within a generation, however in my grandmas eyes all I have is a bunch of differently shaped Nintendo’s. Not even a specific Nintendo no she just believes the name of any video game console is a Nintendo. PS4? Nintendo. Xbox 360? Nintendo. Nintendo 64? Juego. Oh yea I forgot to mention she doesn’t call Nintendo consoles “Nintendo”, she just calls those games.

Everything is dirty.

By now i’m sure you may have noticed a recurring issue that my grandma has with my house, if not let me tell you. Whenever I’m too far invested in a video game she also seems to far invested in the belief that my house is filthy. I mean the floor, the walls, the ceiling literally anything she can reach that happens to be near me playing a video game needs to be thoroughly cleaned which leads me to believe that either A) my house is filthy or B) my house is filthy however only when I’m trine crush skulls and rack body counts.

I really don’t understand why I need to go to the store right now.

And finally, perhaps the biggest issue on the list. When its time to play video games its also time to go shopping. Grandma needs some Adobo for the meal she’s making next week but it has to be bought today. She needs some stuff for her vacation in October but today at this exact moment in the middle of May is the best day to get that shopping done. Or perhaps its time to go buy more cleaning supplies as I have mysteriously run out all of a sudden. Game time though, completely out of the question.

There you have it folks, just a few of the wild shenanigans Latino Gamers have to deal with it. Do you have any different ridiculous issues? If so make sure to leave them in the comment section below! Subscribe and thanks for letting me vent.




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April 24th, 2018 by Vega Montanez

God of War, Yakuza 6 and some other less important stuff.

It’s been a long time coming but the worst part of the pre-E3 drought is here. Well, I guess that’s not entirely true. It was a great release week for PS4 so it can’t be the worst. The worst is when there are no good releases and news is as dry as last week. Either way this week sucked pretty bad too. But as always I did my best to bring some glorious, or at least interesting, news for my fellow Lucky Gamers:

1. To play alone or not to play alone?

I would never have thought that the day would come where I would be questioning how much longer single player games have left. Sure on one hand we have the incredible single player adventures like God of War or Yakuza. But on the other, we have the recent rumor that this years Call of Duty may arrive with no single player campaign. That is crazy. Absolutely unexpected. The rumor is this years Call of Duty ran out of development time to perfect the single player campaign and it was scrapped. Of course, this could all be hype train boarding because all parties involved have declined to comment. If Call of Duty goes campaign free, it may set the example that single player is dead. At least for triple A titles. Is that something we are ready for? My answer: No.

2. The Anthem Story.

Mass Effect: Andromeda’s story was so poorly received that EA and Bioware haven’t been able to shake the nightmares. Now on the rumors of an industry shaking decision, Bioware has go on record to say that they are focusing heavily on the story for the upcoming Anthem. Anthem was shown off last year and immediately touted as a Destiny clone. In a world dominated by Battle Royale it may have become apparent that a Destiny clone might not be enough. Anthem was set to launch this year but was recently delayed to 2019. Let’s just hope they don’t butcher the story before launch because “there wasn’t enough time”.

3. Battle Royale!?

Let’s sum up the interesting Battle Royale news category real briefly this week. First off congratulations to Epic for Fortnite mobile bringing in over $25 million in its first month. That’s a lot of money. Like a lot of money. So much so that it brings us to point two. Dice is currently prototyping a Battle Royale mode for Battlefield V. Reports say that they are testing mechanics and gameplay styles in engine but it most likely will not be ready for launch. Rumors also claim Treyarch is doing the same for Black Ops 4. And while the big guys are playing catch up the other little big name on the scene is innovating to compete. PUBG just added a new underground cave system to the map. The cave had various exit ways and an entire underground system of its own.

4. Switch delay Switch Hooray!

Bad news out the way first. Dark Souls Remastered for Switch has been delayed. The Dark Souls amiibo has also been delayed and Bandai Namco did not provide any clear reason. The delay only effects the Switch version with the remaster still releasing for all other platforms on May 25th. Good news, NBA Playgrounds 2 will be launching this summer. Season mode, over 200 players, and a championship online mode are just a few of the new improvements to the game. And random over speculation of possible great news, new Wave Racer incoming. I’m talking about the game series, not the musician. In a brief interview at BAFTA, series producer Takahashi said it may be one of the games they are working on bringing back.

5. One long awaited, one hardly expected.

This console generation has seen the long over due return of traditional horror games. Great experiences like Resident Evil 7 and Outlast have given the genre new life. Canceled projects like Silent Hills have shown us how crazy things can really get. Now Agony, a kickstarter horror game, will be released on May 29th on PS4, Xbox One, and PC will be aiming to further darken your underwear. The other genre this console generation has has a massive impact on is Open World. With damn near every game exploring the idea of open world for better or worse. Still not enough and so we have the announcement of Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass. Not much was shown about the game besides the announcement trailer but I’m sure we’ll see more at E3.

6. It’s never too late for training.

If you’ve ever thought to yourself after playing a game for a whole year, “man this game could really use a training or practice mode”, don’t give up. That’s what I’m guessing happened over at Ubisoft. Some noob kept getting wrecked in For Honor and finally someone was like “Fine Steve! We’ll put a training mode in so you can ‘git good’ and stop crying”. So now a whole year later, For Honor will have a training mode. Dreams do come true. And if that was enough class in a game how about Disgaea 1 making a comeback on Nintendo Switch and PS4. No exact date was given yet but it will be coming sometime this year with collector’s editions available for preorder now.

7. Classic gaming in a possible modern classic?

That was an awful title mechanic. Either way stick with me and see where it goes. First, Kingdom Hearts 3 finally gave us a little more information about itself. The game will feature mini games inspired by classic LCD gaming from days of old. Days of old being a quick reference to 1980’s games and old Mickey Mouse animated shorts. Supposedly still slated to release this year it won’t be much longer before you can have Sora reliving our gaming past on his current gaming tech. I really don’t expect this game to still be coming out this year but boy would that be a pleasant surprise.




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March 5th, 2018 by Vega Montanez

Lucky Gamer Recap!

I don’t know how much longer I can do this. It’s so excruciating trying to find interesting things that have happened this week. Why is E3 so close yet so far? This drought is awful but th show must go on. Here are the reasons to feel like a Lucky Gamer this week:

1. Looks like a lot more games are making the Switch!

As the Nintendo Switch continues to find its footing on its climb to the top, it seems to continue securing its footing along the way. Every step of the way is secured by the most dense supply of vibranium possible. That’s how safe Nintendo is being, they are using imaginary metals to secure their footing. Enough silly analogies, the entire Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch April 26th! Oh, wait theres more. Outlast, one of the scariest games I’ve ever played in my life, is available for Switch right now. The Outlast: Bundle of Terror also includes the Whistleblower DLC and is available through the eShop for only $20. So yea, the Switch is gunning for the throne at a rapid pace. You go Switch, stay strong.

2. Those guys at Sony are up to something.

First they make the announcement that starting next March, exactly one year from now, PS3 and PSVita will no longer be included in the free game monthly benefit of PS Plus. It seems like a really strange move especially considering all the effort Microsoft has put into backwards compatibility but, what do I know? Oh I know what I know actually! As of April 1st, Sony is restructuring again to focus more heavily on first party properties. This move makes sense as Microsoft announced a few months back that they were going to shift focus to first party properties as well. And last but not least, Detroit: Become Human gets a beautiful release date of May 25th, just a few days after this cool kids birthday. I really hope this game lives up to the hype, I cant afford anymore heartbreak this year.

3. Fortnite gets Jetpacks and Overwatch gets more character.

The header pretty much covers the Fortnite news. Fortnite is getting jetpacks in the near future so expect to see players soaring across the sky. Or as Epic put it, “take the fight to all new heights.” Oh boy. On the other hand Overwatch is getting an all new character named Brigitte. Brigitte is more of a support character with her strength being in armor and defense. One of her abilities is throwing a repair pack that can heal an ally. I think Brigitte’s costume design is also incredible and the color scheme is great. I’m looking forward to watching her gameplay in real competition. Who knows maybe she’ll be in an upcoming thing we might be doing.

4. And the vowels are E… A… Rumors.

As I keep saying E3 is around the way and so the interesting juicy stuff is coming in slow drips. Every now and then though we get a nice little splash of refreshing news, EA takes the cake this week with first a rumored leak that this years Battlefield game will be set in WW2. The supposed title of the new game is “Battlefield V” and if the rumor holds true, this game won’t be set in the Bad Company universe. On the other side of EA Rumor city we have a quirky game that I’m surprised is still a real thing. Plants VS Zombies: Garden Warfare will be returning for the third time. That’s right Plants VS Zombies: Garden Warfare 3 was recently leaked by a comic posting on Amazon that was described as “bridging the story gap between PVZ:GW2 and GW3. Imagine that.

5. Take a trip to the jurrasic past or the land of the witchers.

As Microsofts continues to double down on their mission to prove they car about gamers a whole new set of classics are coming to Xbox One. First we have the remasters of both Turok 1 and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil. Each title will be available for $19.99 and it was made very explicit that these are remasters not remakes. Its interesting to see this classic title being remastered, could there be plans for a new entry in the series? On the other hand we have The Witcher 2, Crackdown, Fable Anniversary, and Forza Horizon all recently released with Xbox One X enhancements. See all these cool things from the past coming back, you paying attention Sony?

6. More apes in VR!

A new Planet of the Apes game is coming to all the VR platforms on April 3rd. Thats right HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PSVR will all be the next place to enjoy a VR experience based in the Planet of the Apes. The experience is played through the perspective of an ape trying to escape a heavily guarded scientific facility. If you are a fan of the movie series at all, this game takes place five years after the event of the Simian Flu outbreak. There you have it a VR escape game where you get to feel like an ape trying to escape. Wait a sec isn’t this the opposite of Ape Escape?

7. Whats next from the makers of Bioshock?

Blackout. That’s what’s next from the former developers of Bioshock. An all new horror game from the people who made the term “Big Daddy” terrifying. I can’t be more excited for this mostly because I have such a crazy dedication to horror games. As far as bioshock as a series, I played through the first one and had a great time. Never got a round to the rest of them cause I suck at playing video games. Either way, back to Blackout which is said to have some resemblance to Stranger Things. You know the show everyone is hooked on that I don’t like. Yea this game is supposedly gonna be similar to that story. Are you excited yet?




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September 25th, 2017 by Vega Montanez

Developer Drama, Switch Releases, and TGS2017

Wowzers! First and foremost I want to make a formal complaint. I was extremely annoyed by both Marvel VS Capcom and Destiny 2 needing 3 hour updates when I first tried to play. Not cool. Now on to the news, whether good or bad, that everyone wants to hear. However, a brief prayer goes out to our gaming friends over in Puerto Rico. That hurricane hit them hard, from all of us at HMG we wish you a speedy recovery and hope you can join us on the gaming field again soon. On to the shenanigans.

1. Playerunknown’s Battleground developer Bluehole lashes out?

In an interesting turn of events, Fortnite Battle Royale, a game which was already making medium sized headlines on its own, is making huge headlines. Primarily due to upsetting the cry baby Chang Han Kim for sharing so many similarities with the game his team created. Now it is very important to note that Fortnite Battle Royale, which is a new free to play mode, is very much like PUBG in the same way that Need For Speed and Midnight Club are very much the same. With Bluehole already threatening legal action it will be very interesting to see how this plays out over the next few weeks. Regardless, Fortnite Battle Royale launches on September 26th across all platforms, except Switch. The game even accidentally featured cross platform play between PS4, Xbox One, & PC! So, I guess when you take that into consideration I would be crying a tad bit as well.

2. It’s the return of the Duke!

Let’s put this out in the open for anyone who isn’t wildly aware: I am a Playstation fanboy. No shame at all. One of the primary reason I stuck with Playstation at the beginning of the fan war was because I preferred the DualShock controller to the Xbox behemoth known as the Duke controller. This is why this piece of news is extremely baffling for me. Microsoft approved the remake of the classic Duke controller for the Xbox One. My immediate though, as a Playstation Fan, was who wants this? Why in the world would anyone be interested in going back to that awful remote? Then I did my investigative journalism, (i.e. googled what is going on) and found that the remake will replace the center logo with an OLED screen. That explains everything. [Edit: People with BIG HANDS also like the controller. Also, as an Xbox early adopter, I get a bit nostalgic for that monstrosity and this looks amazing.]

3. Jump Gaming

Jump, a service from Jump Gaming was announced back in July and positioned itself as the “Netflix of Indie Games”. The service currently offers 60 games with a huge focus on growing its library. The jump service is now available and offers a free 14 day trial for anyone interested in trying out the service. Unfortunately us console gamers will once again have to kick back and play our games the old way as Jump is currently only available on Windows, Mac, or Linux. If you fall in love with the service in the first 14 days, keeping your membership will cost you $9.99. I personally am really falling in love with this $10 a month buffet style entertainment services.

4. The Witness puzzles us on the go.

The unique puzzle game from Jonathan Blow which originally launched on PS4 and PC in 2016, will now be available on iOS. You’ll get to hurt your brain trying to figure out these intricate puzzles on your iPhone (perhaps a brand new iPhone 8) or iPad wherever you go for only $9.99. No word on whether the game will be coming to the elite Android OS yet, but I can’t imagine any reason the equally powerful competition wouldn’t get it. As far as the game goes, it is a critically acclaimed masterpiece of mystery and confusion. Good luck!

5. Inside is going outside.

The really interesting side scrolling adventure is going to be available on a Nintendo Switch near you. That’s not all though, Inside will also be arriving on iOS as well. Pricing and details revolving the release have yet to be announced and once again no mention of an Android version in the works at this time. Inside, similar to The Witness, was a critically acclaimed game that truly helps the player appreciate games as art. Keep an eye out on the newly updated iOS App store for more information on the iOS release. Everyone knows that nobody actually owns a Nintendo Switch to play any of these games on.

6. The Playstation strikes back!

Tokyo Games Show happened and Sony showed up to the party with a mini arsenal. And no I’m not talking about the angry version of Green Arrow’s sidekick. Monster Hunter World was given a release date of January 25th, 2018 along with a Japan exclusive PS4 Pro. Dragon’s Crown, one of the most popular PS Vita games is officially coming to PS4. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is getting a remaster with… wait for it… VR support. Good Lord! the only news better than that was the announcement of a brand new IP called Left Alive (not Left for Dead or I Am Alive, that’s something else) set in the Front Mission/Armored Core universe. Not much was revealed but the trailer looks amazing. There was a crap ton of announcements made regarding the Playstation future this week but Grandmaster Chet already did a really nice recap so you can check it all out here. Kidding no he didn’t, that’s my job and I didn’t either.

7. Sad, sad news for the Vampyr kingdom.

One of the most exciting games on my holiday radar was just pushed into the spring of 2018. Part of me is upset, part of me is relieved. Dontnod Entertainment stated that some technical issued held up the development and they don’t believe meeting the deadline was worth risking the quality of the game. I support this stance entirely for every game. I support it moreso with Vampyr as we haven’t had a good (or really any) vampire game in a really long time. So they can’t screw this up. I moreso moreso support this because now Chet will be able to rip out less hair trying to figure out how to divide games for review. Yay tech issues!




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