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5 Things I Love About “Wolfenstein: The New Order”

590dd7c55bafe31ae71ae41bFor the past couple of weeks I have been playing my very first Wolfenstein game, The New Order. I know, I’m super late to the game. Literally. I’m really excited to finally be playing it, though — it’s one of the best shooters I’ve ever experienced. And even though it’s first-person instead of third-person, it reminds me most of the gritty, over-the-top action and squad spirit in Gears of War.

Here are five reasons I’m loving the game!

Thanks for watching! I’d love to hear what everybody else thinks of the game if you’ve played it, or what some of your favorite shooters are too. =)

— Ashley

“Gears of War: Judgment” Review

Over the weekend, I finished playing the video game Gears of War: Judgment.

You may already know that I love the Gears of War series and went through a serious addiction to it toward the end of last year. I’ve been playing all the games co-op, but after completing the main trilogy, it was a little hard for me to jump straight into Judgment. The reason I wasn’t crazy about it was that the central characters — namely, Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago — weren’t in Judgment because it’s a prequel, and it’s also very “gamified” in its style with leaderboards at the end of each chapter, etc. I find that a little distracting, and if I’m not doing as well as my partner, it’s discouraging too.

The good news is that after taking a few months off of Gears of War, jumping back into Judgment felt like coming home. I even did better in the leaderboards, so maybe playing so much Destiny in the interim improved my shooter abilities!

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Getting the Feels for PvP in Destiny’s “Crimson Doubles”

Last week I played the latest week-long theme event in Destiny, called Crimson Days. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Tower was decorated in red flowers and carpets, and Crimson Doubles was the Crucible challenge that pitted teams of two against each other. It was a perfect fit for my co-op partner and me, since we’re a couple.

The trouble is that I don’t play much multiplayer, especially anything competitive. I get nervous facing a real live opponent. They’re less predictable than AI opponents, and there’s something about being killed by one of them that feels a lot more terrible (to me, anyway) than going down because a computer program sniped you. It’s just not a natural fit for me, as I’m not a competitive person.

But I faced my fear and jumped into the 2v2 Crimson Doubles matches with my partner.

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