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Gaming essentials: Dice

Dice are another gaming essential depending on what you're playing. The right dice make a difference. On to part two of this gaming essential list. Dice. Any and all. Get your D20s and roll for initiative because that's something we do around here. Rolling dice is part relaxing and nerve-wracking. The anxiety that comes with the roll of a die can be addictive. Saving throws or more importantly a Craps roll can make or break a person. What are they used for A bet or a wager. Will I take damage? I'm throwing dice betting against the odds I won't get hit. More times than not, the dice are never in my favor. Back to my craps analogy, I make a bet that I'll guess right what the die will land on. In MTG I used dice to tell me how many tokens I had. It was easier than using face down cards littering the playing field. Bottom of the 9th uses dice to represent what pitch was thrown and another dice to determine whether my batter hit that ball. There are m

Donkey Kong Country SNES review

Donkey Kong Country. One of the greatest? Of course. But does that stop me from putting DKC on the list of games that can go fuck themselves? Absolutely not. As young as I may have been when this game released I still remember how popular it was. Everyone had it. If you owned a SNES owned this game. It was like Goldeneye on N64. You owned it. And that's it. Music, Graphics, Gameplay, and memorable/likable characters. This game has it all. You might be asking yourself how someone like me can even dare to say this game can go fuck itself. Well, it's because I have never beat it . This game still haunts me for that. Release Rare's attempt at reinventing Donkey Kong was a colossal success. Upon its release it met with critical acclaim. Within the first month it sold 500,000 copies. Gamerankings gave DKC an 89% and to this day people are still giving this game the high praises it deserves. Since 1994 people still come back to this game. Plot Donkey Kong e

Rygar The Legendary Adventure review

Greek mythology was given an reintroduction in to the mainstream with Rygar The Legendary Adventure, the action adventure classic for the PS2. Rygar on PS2 kicks ass! I had such an adventure the first time I played it. The times after were as good. One of those glorious summers as a teen was spent playing this game after it was recommendation from my uncle. If it wasn't for him I would've missed out on a lot of classics. Fun fact I didn't know, it was originally on NES and arcade. We didn't get the arcade version here in the states and I was too young for the original. That's ok, we will be focusing on the PS2 classic, or at least to me what is a classic. Release  Tecmo released Rygar on November 25, 2002 in North America. The game met with positive reviews all across the board with the average score of 8/10. Metacritic giving an 83 is a big deal considering how stuff gets reviewed on there. Plot Rygar takes place on the mythical Mediterranean is

Laser tag reinvented by Recoil

The future of laser tag is here. Recoil has redefined the at home experience of laser tag, minus the bulky vests. I don't get to play laser tag as often as I would like. Which is kind of weird for an adult to want to play as much as I do. There's something about the futuristic element of shooting lasers that appeals to my nerdy science fiction loving side. Recoil has bridged that gap for me.  Toys R' Us unfortunate demise brought on good fortune for me. I picked up the Recoil starter set with two pistols for $40. That is a steal when compared to the original price of $129.99. If the intro hasn't made it clear, Recoil is laser tag. But improved. The developers advertise an FPS experience in real life. But do they deliver? The App Guns The bright white and orange color scheme makes it stick out like a sore thumb. I wouldn't expect a toy gun to look realistic for safety reasons. Something about lining up your shot with a rifle feels more badass than a pis