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Generation MTX

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For the uninitiated, MTX stands for microtransactions which have become a topic of somewhat heated discussion over the past few years. The release of Battlefront 2, generally considered the tipping point, sparked a large amount of consumer backlash prompting EA to backpedal on their in-game monetization.

In this post, I’d like to present my personal view on the matter and hopefully clarify some misconceptions.

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Valkyria Chronicles Review [Switch]

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These events would tell a story of tragedy hidden in the mists of time. A story of courage and trust, of persecution and hate… and of love blooming, even through the face of war. What follows is a record of this conflict, and of those who fought, lived, and died.

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Super Mario Party Review [Switch]

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With Mario Party 9, the iconic couch PvP series ditched the ruthless winner-takes-all gameplay in favor of making everyone feel like a loser in a crappy wagon mode that nobody asked for. I’m pleased to report that Super Mario Party is a return to form with proper boards, classic rules, and plenty of 4 player shenanigans.

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Devcom 2018

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Another year, another game developer conference. This was the first time I attended Devcom, and I have to say it’s a pretty good replacement for the now defunct GDC EU. There’s a decent selection of speakers, and the attendees come from all sectors of the games industry which gives the event a slightly less corporate feeling. The on-site catering service is still pretty lackluster though, and I sorely miss Respawn.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe [Switch]

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Nintendo went above and beyond porting Mario Kart 8 to the Switch, and despite the impressive amount of polish I can still clearly recognize the game I fell in love with all those years ago. This is without a doubt the definitive Mario Kart experience: Pure, simple and fun.

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