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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (PlayStation 4)

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This here is a scary game. I legitimately screamed at the top of my lungs at points, fumbled around the controller due to being frightened, and learned that if I close my eyes or look away from the TV screen and run my character forward while playing - I'll more than likely die but I won't get scared in that exact moment. Not only did it rustle my jimmies even in the comfort of my own home, Resident Evil 7 is also a pretty darn fun game in the first place. There are times when your current objective or the solution to your problem isn't obvious, but I was only truly frustrated a handful of times near the end of the 10-hour campaign.

In Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, you play as Ethan. A young man who had a wife (this is seriously all we know about Ethan), thought he lost her, and is now trying to find her as hints that she's alive are circulating. Ethan travels to swampy Louisiana and finds himself at an old large homestead (if the people living here were well in the hea…

Overcooked

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The first thing I'll say about Overcooked is that you absolutely need to bring along a few friends for the ride. Yes, there is a single-player mode but quite frankly it doesn't hold a candle to couch co-op with a couple of other people who are down for some frantic fun. That being said - as long as you meet the criteria of having real-life friends who are willing to come over for old-fashioned local multiplayer (there's no online gameplay capabilities to my knowledge), then Overcooked is a slam dunk of a fantastic game to get. Also, as an added bonus - it's very get-together friendly. I downloaded it on my parent's PlayStation 4 on a whim for after Saturday night dinner and it was a hit.

The narrative is a little strange, which matches the rest of the game but I'll try to summarize what I know here. There's an onion that seems to be a king, and he takes you back through time in order to prepare you to feed a giant spaghetti monster using all of the skills …

Pokémon Trading Card Game (Nintendo 3DS)

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If you were a kid in the 90's, you liked three things; Pokémon Red, Blue, or Yellow, Pokémon cards, and the Pokémon anime. Now as an adult I still very much so like two of these things (the show does not age well). Back in the day I used to own this game for my purple see-through Game Boy Color and I did not understand the entirely different strategy that went into the card game. For those that don't know - it's a simpler style where a Hitmonchan will do double damage to a Pikachu because all of the types don't exist (but they're acknowledged which made it more confusing to me).

The premise is simple and mirrors the flagship titles. You're just setting out on a journey, but instead of receiving a Squirtle, Charmander, or Bulbasaur you're instead offered the choice of three decks with those cards in them. In a way it was super exciting for me - even playing now - to get the rarest card (Charizard) right out of the gate, until I realized how awful the card i…

Batman: Return to Arkham - Arkham Asylum (PlayStation 4)

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I forgot how much fun Batman: Arkham Asylum was. Sure I've played and beat it at least three times before on PC (Steam), PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 - but this time around on the PlayStation 4 has been the best yet after around a year of not so much as thinking about the game. It does tend to show its age on more than one occassion, but having all of the downloadable content, and the 1080p face-lift with a 60fps chaser is more than enough reason to play through again - assuming you can get it for a reasonable price.

The premise is simple here, the Joker is very clearly purposefully captured and brought to Arkham Asylum - a penitentiary for super villains off the mainland of Gotham City - and he's up to no good. After a pretty short introduction it becomes obvious that Batman (and by extension, you) need to find out what exactly is going on and save the day. The cast is full of everyone you'd expect in a Batman game; Batman, the Joker, the Riddler (even though we never end…

Andy's Top 10 Favorite Series

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As we continue into what looks to be another great year for gaming and gamers I'd like to take a moment to reflect. Reflect on the series that have left the longest lasting impressions with me in my long and varied time as a gamer. Below I'll be going over my favorite series, the ones I felt most influenced me and ones that I'll never forget. So without further ado, lets get started!

10) Pokemon Many who have known me for awhile may be shocked to see this so low on the list. I've been playing Pokemon since Red and Blue version first released 20 years ago and while I stumbled a bit around Gen 3 I've remained a loyal fan. While most of my favorites are Gens 1 and 2 each generation has managed to pull together legions of fans and start us off on an exciting journey through a brand new land to meet new virtual best friends. Even though I didn't enjoy Sun and Moon as much as I expected to I know I'll be playing this series for years to come.
9) Rock Band 2007 sti…