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Microsoft Stops Production of the Xbox 360, Let's Remember All of Our Favorite Games
Microsoft announced today that they're stopping production of the Xbox 360 after 10 years. The Xbox 360 was a huge player in the last generation of gaming so surviving for 10 years is quite an achievement (unlocked, get it because achievements). The 360 brought us a lot of exclusive titles like Halo and Gears of War but it holds a special place in my heart for a different reason. When it came out, I was pretty much done with playing video games. I had no reason to continue and I felt that it was because I was growing up and getting older. But without the 360, the last ten years has been filled with a lot of great experiences. And I know that the games on the upcoming list were all cross-platform games but I experienced them on Xbox 360 and without the console, I probably wouldn't have kept playing games at all. And who knows where I'd be without it, I probably wouldn't be your Video Games Moderator-ator. And I probably wouldn't be so cool. But anyway, let's take this trip down memory lane. Here are 3 games that will always be tied to the Xbox 360 for me and I'll always remember them with fondness. The Skate Series Like I said earlier, I didn't want to get a new console. I didn't care for video games at the time. But when I heard that there was a new skateboarding game coming out that was more "realistic" in its controls, I suddenly needed to get a 360. And all the games in the series didn't disappoint. It kept the winter months filled with skateboarding and got me pumped for the warmer months to come back. I absolutely loved these games. Red Dead Redemption I've written so many cards about this game already. I don't know what else I can say. It's art. It's an amazing game. Everything works the way you want it to. Also, horses. Horses are great. Fallout 3/Fallout: New Vegas I'm going to be completely honest with you guys. I didn't think I'd like the Fallout series when I got my hands on a copy of Fallout 3. But without these two games, I probably wouldn't have fallen back into play RPGs as much as I do. It had everything that I wanted in a game that I didn't know I wanted. You all know how much I love these games, so I don't really need to get into it. Again, I know my list of games are all cross-platform. But what are you favorite games from the last generation? Whether they're Xbox exclusives or cross-platform, it doesn't matter. Let me know in the comments or make a card of your own! @RaquelArredondo @Jelloston @LAVONYORK @alexthegreat475 @SAMURXAI @Robeazzy @shannonl5 @ButterflyBlu @kindaru @AlexanderBeta @RainaC3 @lanejlzero @matildajgarrett @martinsebastian @JackMehoff @YessicaCardenas @DaniVO @Ticasensei @lanejlzero @MoisEsGaray @Animaniafreak @TylerDurso @arnelli @Rockron97 @ChosenKnight @KittyCommittee @Alletaire @TurtleyTurtles @InVinsybll @HaitianPride @MaighdlinS @Namrow @poojas @comilikoh
Dark Souls Board Game Shatters Kickstarter Goal
There's just no stopping the juggernaut of popularity and quality game design that is the Dark Souls series. Since the latest installment of the Souls series came out in Japan a month ago, the internet has been alight with all manner of things related to Dark Souls 3. From streamers to regular players, the series has swallowed the hearts and minds of fans everywhere. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to know that Dark Souls is getting an officially licensed board game, and that this game comes as a crowdfunding effort on Kickstarter. What might be a little bit surprising is the fact that the Kickstarter campaign was funded within 10 minutes. The campaign was launched by Steamforged Games and they were asking for $70,000. Within two hours, $200,000 was pledged. As of right now, the campaign is close to a million, with over $988,000 pledged from over 8000 backers. The board game is described in the Kickstarter video as "a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls universe". The board game, like the regular video game, can be played solo or cooperatively, according to Steamforged: Playable in either Solo or Co-op modes, players choose their role from a number of core Dark Souls character classes. Each class has a distinct role to play in the game, with a unique set of strengths and abilities. With multiple difficulty modes and a high-level of re-playability, this is a game designed to be deep enough to satisfy hard-core tabletop gamers whilst remaining accessible to newer players. If this all intrigues you, check out a demonstration video of the beta version of the game being played, specifically a boss encounter. This video gives a pretty good look at what the finished game could look like. The combat seems very tactically based, definitely making the players rely on strategizing. Plus, in true Dark Souls fashion, the players are ultimately unsuccessful in defeating the boss and both wind up dead. The stamina/damage system seems interesting to me, because you're managing two key aspects of the game on one bar, so determining when your rests will be versus when you'll go on the offensive will be a life and death situation. I think it'll add that tension that the boss fights of Souls games are so known for. If you;re interested in board games or Dark Souls, this is something you might want to check out. You can check out the Kickstarter for this game here.