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Why Video Games Are Good

Video games can have many benefits for children including improving cognitive skills, enhancing creativity, building social skills, improving mood, and encouraging learning. Video games can improve hand-eye coordination, (sports games) problem-solving, (RPG games) abilities, and decision-making skills. They can also provide opportunities for virtual exploration(video game worlds, minecraft and such), creativity, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking. Many video games can also teach children specific skills such as math, science, or history (Assassins Creed games). It is important to note that not all video games are suitable for children, and parents should monitor the content and play time of their children. Video games can be a valuable addition to a child’s overall development when used in moderation and in conjunction with other forms of entertainment and educational activities.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

It has been some time since I completed this game and recieved another Playstation trophy. However I do need to put in a review for the game. Here we go!

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a game that takes you on a thrilling adventure in the Star Wars universe. I think you’ll love the fast-paced action and the chance to wield a lightsaber like a true Jedi.

The game’s story follows Cal Kestis, a young Jedi who has been in hiding since the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and the final episodes of Star Wars Clone Wars. Cal is on the run from the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors, and must learn the ways of the Force to survive.

One of the best things about the game is the combat system. As a Jedi, you’ll have access to a variety of lightsaber moves and Force powers, which you can use to take down enemies in epic battles. The combat is challenging and requires a good amount of skill and timing, but it’s also very satisfying when you pull off a cool move.

The game’s graphics are also stunning, with detailed character models and beautiful environments that transport you to the Star Wars universe. The game also features a lot of exploration, allowing you to discover new areas and secrets as you progress through the story.

Overall, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a must-play for fans of the Star Wars franchise and anyone who loves action-adventure games. It’s a thrilling adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you feel like a true Jedi.

Score: 8

Game of the Year: Elden Ring

Elden Ring, the highly-anticipated action RPG from the creators of Dark Souls, has officially been named Game of the Year at the Game Award shows back in December. A well deserved win, and much kudos to, in my opinion, a very close second to God of War: Ragnarok.

One of the cool things about Elden Ring is that it’s made by the same people who created the popular game series “Dark Souls.” This means that the game will be challenging and exciting, and you’ll have to use your skills and wits to overcome obstacles and defeat enemies. This is not your standard adventure game, get ready to be challenged!

Elden Ring also has a co-op mode, so you can play with your friends and help each other out on your journey. You can also customize your character and choose from different weapons and armor to make them stronger.

One of the most exciting parts of Elden Ring is the story. The game is set in a world called “The Lands Between” where the player will have to uncover the secrets of the Elden Ring, an ancient artifact that holds immense power.

Overall, Elden Ring is a game that truly deserves the title of Game of the Year. It offers a challenging and rewarding gameplay experience, a rich and compelling story, and a beautiful and immersive world. It’s a must-play for fans of action RPGs and anyone looking for an unforgettable gaming experience. Who is up for the challenge? Who will win this years Game of the Year?

The Last of Us TV Series

The highly-anticipated TV series adaptation of the popular video game “The Last of Us” is finally here, and fans of the game and newcomers alike are in for a treat. The series, which will air on HBO, is set to explore the world of the game in greater depth and bring the characters to life in a whole new way. I for one am very excited, and am sure I’ll be having some nostalgic moments.

“The Last of Us” is set in a post-apocalyptic world where most of humanity has been wiped out by a fungal infection. The story follows Joel, a hardened survivor, and Ellie, a young girl with a mysterious immunity to the infection, as they navigate the dangers of the new world and form a powerful bond. The game, which was released in 2013, was praised for its emotional storytelling, complex characters, and stunning visuals.The show will feature an all-star cast, including Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie.

Based on other reviews (since I don’t have the privilege to screen the show early) the TV series is also expected to raise some moral dilemmas, as well as to show the complicated and harsh reality of the post-apocalyptic world, where the rules of survival are different and where human beings are pushed to their limits. This show sounds like its not going to be your regular “post-apocalyptic” show.

Overall, the “The Last of Us” TV series is shaping up to be a must-watch for fans of the game, as well as for anyone who loves gripping storytelling and complex characters. With its all-star cast and talented team behind the scenes, this series is sure to be a hit. This is my “too-early” pick for Emmy nominated show, you heard it here first. Cheers my friends!

Level 2023

As we say goodbye to 2022 and welcome in 2023, it’s a time for reflection and a time for setting new goals. The start of a new year is always an opportunity to hit the reset button and start fresh.

Looking back on the past year, it’s impossible to ignore the challenges and difficulties that many of us faced due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a trying time for everyone, and we have all had to make sacrifices and adapt to a new way of living. But through it all, we have also seen the resilience and strength of our gaming communities and the human spirit.

As we enter this new year, we can take the lessons we have learned and use them to shape our future. We can focus on what is important, prioritize our mental and physical well-being, and strive to make positive changes in our own lives and in the world around us.

2023 is a year of opportunity and potential. It’s a chance to set new goals, both big and small, and work towards achieving them. Whether it’s starting a new hobby, learning a new skill, or traveling to a new place, let’s make the most of this new year.

It’s also a time to come together and support each other. We’ve all been through a lot, and it’s important to remember that we are not alone. Let’s continue to lean on one another and lift each other up as we navigate this new year.

As we enter 2023, let’s approach it with hope, positivity, and a renewed sense of determination. Here’s to a year of growth, success, and making memories. Happy New Year! and Game on!

Celeste Review

An inspirational Climb

It is a known fact that I’m late to the indie games genre. It never really peaked my interest, always though they were low budget and low quality games. Little bit at a time I’ve given indie game a chance. Which is the subject of today’s review with Celeste. Without giving too much of the story, you take on the role of Madeleine, a young woman with a mission, to climb Celeste Mountain. In the beginning you’re told about how high the mountain is and how it’s useless to try, having no experience in mountain climbing. That does not deter Madeleine’s resolve, she’s willing to see this through. Madeleine is a special kind of person and player, she’s open about her doubt about climbing Celeste Mountain and her anxiety on meeting new people. The gameplay is also where the game shines, a trial and error style of gameplay, quick reloads definitely keeps your pace high on this adventure. A pure and precise plat-former, with a double jump like ability, a little mistake could cause you to reload to the nearest checkpoint. There are plenty of collectibles to collect with the Strawberries being one I would recommend acquiring when you can. Accompanying you on your journey is an excellent soundtrack, keeping the journey on a high note. Celeste is an incredible tale I didn’t think I could relate to so clearly and compassionately. Celeste is a landmark on what a game should do to you when you play it, have an emotional connection to it. And now more than ever, I’m finally a fan of indie games thanks to Celeste.

Unsung Gamers Score – 9

Reviewed by: ShadowAlchemistX

Silent Hill 2 Review

Revisiting a Classic.

It has been over 20 years since Silent Hill 2 original release date back 2001. I just so happen to come across this game at Game Crazy, which are now all gone. I saw it and looked at the back of the game box and was intrigued by what I read. Our protagonist James Sunderland‘s life is shattered when his beloved wife Mary passes away. Three years later James receives a mysterious letter from his late wife Mary, beckoning him to return to their special place, Silent Hill. This alone was enough for me to pick it up, and ever since, has been one of my favorite games. Twenty years later and this story is still great to experience again. You are given a map and free to explore where you can go, the game does not help you too much. It’s up to you to find your way and to figure out the complex puzzles your will encounter on your journey. Graphically, yes, it has aged but incredibly it holds up remarkably well. Gameplay holds up mostly well enough, some of the camera angels may get annoying but the atmosphere of the game eases this issue. The sound design for Silent Hill 2, is still creepy all these years later. With the incredible soundtrack by the legendary Akira Yamaoka, compliments every cutscene and environment you’ll encounter. Developer Team Silent really outdid themselves and should be remembered for doing so. I honestly thought replaying a twenty year old game would have been tough, but Silent Hill 2 is an example of a game that transcends generation after generation in gaming. To this day, now, I do recommend playing Silent Hill 2, especially if it’s your first time.

Unsung Gamers Score – 10

Reviewed by: ShadowAlchemistX

Always @Elway68

Hello everyone, this is Rico aka PhantomRicon here interviewing our fellow gamer, the young and very big (muscle wise) man, Elway68!  

Elway68: What’s going everyone? Hope y’all are having a good day. I’m Germayn Torres some of you will know me as Eltacoma from the Unsung Gamers podcast

You can follow me on my Instagram @el_way68. Can also add me on Xbox at Stewymean523253 or even on twitch at stewymean. And if I can ever get my hands on PS5 my tag is el_way68.

PhantomRicon: Awesome and welcome! Let’s get started. Your gametag name. How did you come up with that name? 

Elway68: I have a few gamer tags. My gamer I try to stick with for everything from COD to fortnite and other games is El_way68. I came up with the name while setting up my ps3. I had that’s 70 show going in the back. It was the episode where Kelso was talking about the El Camino. And tells Jackie it’s an El Camino that’s Spanish for the Camino. That’s when I thought I can make something from this. 

PhantomRicon: Awesome story on how you got your Game tag name. For my next question, what game are you currently playing? 

Elway68: I’m currently playing neon abyss and my name is mayo. And thinking about replaying stray to finish collecting all the trophies. 

PhantomRicon: Oh nice! Heard a lot of good things about Stray. What video game character (from any game) would you want to be?

Elway68: Oh man, this one is a tough one. There’s a lot of games I’d like to be a part of. 
But off the top of my head, I would have to go with Mario or Luigi. Just because I’d love to explore the mushroom kingdom.

PhantomRicon: Classic. Can’t go wrong with that. What is a popular game everyone loves but you dislike?

Elway68: I can’t think of a game I dislike. But I will say I am not a fan of scary creepy type games. Fear is an emotion I don’t pay for. I’ll give them a try, but if it gets to crazy “Germayn out  🎤 “

PhantomRicon: Gotta give the scary games a try again. What got you into playing video games?

Elway68: What got me into gaming was hanging out with friends. Like when I would go see my grandma in Mexico. I would go with some friends to the local arcade and play. And here spending hours or the night at friends houses. And staying up late playing games like Mario racing, Mario party or 007. It was always a good fun time.

PhantomRicon: Sounds like a fun time, and finally what about plans for the future? Games to play? Or future of your gaming/social media page? Etc

Elway68: Future plans are trying to upgrade my current gaming setup from laptop to an actual PC. So I could possibly start streaming or doing collaboration streaming with some of the Unsung Gamers. Not sure about my social media pages yet. Will probably just post random things on it.

PhantomRicon: Awesome and thank you again Germayn for your time and doing this interview. Greatly enjoyed your time and we’ll definitely be seeing you online. Finally thank you to everyone who joined in and read this interview. Greatly appreciate it! If you’d like to join or get interviewed please let us know in our contact page. Thanks again and Cheers!

Chainsaw Man

Welp I’m an idiot. This whole time I’m thinking season 2 is gonna be released and I need to catch up. Nope! Season 1 just released lol. But either way I was excited to see this popular Manga turned anime. I’ve heard so much about this I got a Crunchyroll account just so I can watch it.

To give a quick summary: Chainsaw Man follows the story of Denji, an impoverished young man who after making a contract with a dog-like devil named Pochita. That’s the first episode I won’t give more to avoid spoilers for those who are like me and ever read the manga but want to see what the talk is about.

I did watch the sub version and plan to watch the dub as well and wow. I was not disappointed. My concern was I would not see much in the first episode knowing these episodes are usually 20-30 minutes long. This first episode was great and was beyond what I expected. Pleasantly surprised at how much they were able to fit and still make all cohesive. I never read the manga but this first episode really helped me follow what’s happening in the world of Chainsaw man. The art is beautiful, the story is fantastic, and this episode will not disappoint.

8.5/10

Beautiful Superb Cyberpunk Anime

I would have never watched this if it wasn’t for my cousin who recommended it to me when it came out. I finally finished it and wow. A beautiful anime filled with excellent characters, visuals, and story. I recognized some voice actors off hand, the one Zach Aguilar (Tanjiro of Demon Slayer, Genos of One Punch Man), and the voice of Giancarlo Esposito (Gus, Breaking Bad, Moff Gidien). It was strange at first hearing the voice of Tanjiro curse like a sailor on the show (show rated M), but the voice fit the character.

A quick summary of the show per good ole Wikipedia: In a dystopia overrun by corruption, crime, and cybernetic implants, an impulsive but talented street kid named David Martinez, after losing everything he has in a drive-by shooting, makes the choice to survive on the wrong side of the law as an edgerunner; a high-tech, black-market mercenary also known as a “cyberpunk”.

Each episode is only about 30 mins but each episode is worth a watch. Getting to know David and the rest of the edgerunners was filling. The animation was beautiful and something I feel like as far as story the video game tries to do. But didn’t get right, at least from what I’ve heard from others who played the game.

I understand when the video game came out it had its issues but since the release of the anime on Netflix there was a rise of users playing Cyberpunk again. One could even say helped revive a dying video game. Now with news of a sequel video game coming one I can’t help but think the anime played a big part.

I too admit now I want to play the game and funny thing is I do have the game just never played it and now I truly want to explore this video game universe. I highly recommend this anime for those who are looking for a good quick short story and maybe if you, like myself, haven’t played the game, might make you want to grab the game as well. So far it’s only one season and I do hope they create a sequel or another story in this beautiful world of, Cyberpunk Edgerunners Anime.

10/10 Rating