When It Comes to Characters, Rock Band 4 is Getting Weirder

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It’s not unreasonable to say that Rock Band 4 released in a less-than-optimum state. Although the core gameplay worked as well as ever, the game was riddled with bugs and lacked features from previous entries, including online play. Harmonix has since updated Rock Band 4 numerous times, patching in older features like Practice mode and introducing newer ideas like Brutal Mode. They completely revamped the OS to coincide with the Rock Band Rivals expansion, which added the “Rockumentary” mode Beneath the Tuneage and the oft-requested online multiplayer.

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Dragon Age and a Damaged Legacy

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During a recent episode of the Vidjagame Apocalypse podcast, someone remarked that he wished that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor had won their 2014 Game of the Year awards instead of Dragon Age: Inquisition. That’s not a unique opinion, either. Inquisition released to critical acclaim, but public opinion took a dive sometime between the start of the new year and The Witcher 3 releasing six months later, promptly giving the game industry a collective orgasm for reason that I never quite understood.

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What’cha Been Playin’? February 2017

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This is a weird What’cha Been Playin’ because almost everything that I talk about below will be pushed aside for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. My copy and the Nintendo Switch are shipped and expected to arrive tomorrow, and I might also grab Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (which would be the third time I purchase Shovel Knight). It’s exciting, although I don’t plan on tossed my 3DS or Wii U aside. I’ve too many games on both consoles that I haven’t played yet.

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One-Year Anniversary and 10 Favorite Posts

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Well, shit.

I forgot that the anniversary of my first post happened this early into the year, and forgetfulness left me with only two-ish weeks to find a way to celebrate the occasion. I couldn’t allow that to pass, largely because I’m surprised that I’d make it a single year without huge gaps between posts. That’s what happened when I tried the blogging thing before, and this blog stood a good chance of suffering a similar fate.

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Skinny Half-Arsed English Country Singer: Frank Turner Album Overview

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After the post-hardcore band Million Dead imploded, singer Frank Turner grabbed his acoustic guitar and began a solo career. In the twelve years since, Frank released six albums with his backing band The Sleeping Souls and toured throughout Europe and North America (along with stints in Russia and China), and performed sold-out shows at Wembley Arena and O2 arena. He even performed in London 2012 Olympics’ opening ceremony. In 2015, Frank wrote the book “The Road Beneath My Feet,” detailing his musical career starting just before Million Dead’s demise.

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