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Let's Play Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition - Collection 1 (Episodes 1-5)

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Hey, everyone - Bryan again. We've started getting in to the Let's Play realm on a popular video sharing site. First we livestream on The Level Lounge's Twitch page, then I put that ol' Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Electronic Media to work and chop it up for The Level Lounge's YouTube page for sloppy-seconds. Anyway, our second game is Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition, so every five episodes of a game I'll slap them over here in an easy-to-digest playlist.


Hope you enjoyed it! Disclaimer: We do not advertise. We're not part of the YouTube Ad-Sense program, and none of this is sponsored (if you want to be a sponsor, let us know), so please don't think that we're getting into this whole video thing for money. While we're at it - this site isn't to make money. This is a passion of mine and I just video games. That being said - also don't expect these compilations too much. I'm still hard at work on April's top 10 and on…

Let's Play: Overcooked - Collection 1 (Episodes 1-5)

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Hello, everyone! It's Bryan. As you may or may not know, we've started getting in to the Let's Play realm on a popular video sharing site. First we livestream on The Level Lounge's Twitch page, then I put that old Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Electronic Media to work and chop it up for The Level Lounge's YouTube page for sloppy-seconds (or cleaner, more focused video - that's up to you to decide). Anyway, our first game is Overcooked, so every five episodes of a game I'll slap them over here in an easy-to-digest playlist.


Hope you enjoyed it! I just want to let you all know here: We do not advertise. We're not part of the YouTube AdSense program, none of this is sponsored (if you want to be a sponsor, shoot us an email!), so please don't think that we're getting into this whole video thing for money. Heck, while we're at it - this site isn't to make money. This is a passion of mine and I just like to write about video games…

Titanfall 2 (PC - Origin / PlayStation 4)

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Titanfall 2 brought back a long-lost feeling of what I'll call "multiplayer addiction." Something I last felt when playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for the first time back in the day during my freshman year of college. Yes I played the first Titanfall well after its heyday on the Xbox One but aside from thinking that it was fun I never intended to keep up with playing it consistently. I can't get enough of its sequel however, and playing together with friends on Origin or the PlayStation Network almost on a nightly basis since owning it has turned it into a flagship go-to title for me.

There is a complete story mode attached to Titanfall 2's robust multiplayer suite and I'm happy to say that I enjoyed it - I even want to play through again on the hardest difficulty like back in the day with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. You play as Militia rifleman Jack Cooper who wants to be a pilot one day (Titan pilot, not an airplane). That day comes sooner than lat…

Curse

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Note: Curse isn't a game, it's a piece of software designed specifically with gamers in mind. Curse is a group chatting program (akin to the likes of Skype) that is designed to be lightweight and make voice communications between a group sound good. This is not an advertisement for Curse, nor is this review sponsored by Curse. Curse is owned by Amazon, and is partnered with their Twitch service. I've been using Curse for about a year and a half now. It started with Steam's built-in voice chat not being enough to cut the mustard when a friend and I would play The Division together. Since then I've used it during Overwatch sessions, and most recently one of our smaller groups has been using it to play Titanfall 2 (review forthcoming). It's a bit of a hard sell at first. Steam has group voice chat, and you can voice chat with one friend at a time on Origin - and Curse is an additional program to download along with an additional free service that requires a short …

Ryse: Son of Rome (PC - Steam)

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Let's start with here: I like this game for what it is. My tone throughout this review might come across as though I'm skewed on the negative side of things, but I really like and enjoyed playing Ryse: Son of Rome for the most part. Off the cuff what I didn't like was the constant performance hiccups, how some sections would drag on and on, not having the option to skip the cinematics, and the oppressive checkpoint system. But there's so much to love too. The combat is flashy and the graphics are great when the game decides to work with your computer. I'm playing through on the hardest difficulty now and it's easy, with trump cards you can whip out at a moment's notice yet still fun to play.

First thing's first, the cutscenes are unskippable, and the checkpoints are often times placed so far and few between you'll end up watching the same cinematic multiple times (imagine the original Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy X). Anyhow that allowed me to ge…

Top 10 Couch Co-Op Games

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Couch co-op is a largely dead concept in the video game industry today. The reason behind this is the focus on online multiplayer and the two largest console platforms charging for online services. In a nutshell, it's more valuable to force two players to buy the console, buy separate copies of the game, and have them both pay to play online with each other (that's about $520 more in the Microsoft's or Sony's pockets). Regardless of my cynicism, there are those developers out there in small teams across the globe making sure you can still have friends over and have something to play - this top 10 list goes out to them.

#10 Rayman Legends This is a great 2D platformer, and up to three of your friends can join you locally to play through the hundreds of levels together. While sometimes quickly going through levels becomes a hassle, boss battles become much easier. The music, the visuals, and the gameplay all come together to make a game that's plain old-fashioned fun…