Top 10 Annoying Gamer Traits

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This is a tongue-in-cheek list!! Right we've got that covered! We are all guilty of these traits at times, but we all must admit when we play games with different people, you'll always have some personalities that rub you the wrong way and it's not usually intended in a bad way or deliberate just to be a jerk, but there's going to be something, you can't like everything and everyone!

So as a fun Top 10 I've wanted to do for a while, these are my Top 10 Annoying Game Traits - not poking fingers or singling anyone out, I'm not even specifying between genders here, I've met people who exhibit these traits from all aspects of society.

Do you agree with this list? Did I miss some traits that really tick you off? Let us all know in the comments!



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Comanauts Review

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Comanauts is the second installment in Jerry Hawthorne's Adventure Book system following Stuffed Fables. This game of exploration and danger builds on the mechanisms first introduced in that earlier title, providing a new experience for more mature players. Race against time to revive Dr. Strobal by exploring his tormented mind. As players work together to uncover the secrets of the doctor's subconscious, they will follow his inner child across eleven different Comazones. There they attempt to locate and overcome the Inner Demon that holds Dr. Strobal hostage. Assume the role of 22 unique avatars as you explore the dangers and secrets of each world locked inside the doctor's dream. Can you free Dr. Strobal from his own mind before it's too late?

I never played Stuffed Fables, but this theme despite being a bit overused right now is still interesting. Can this more adult version of the system win me over or is the story more interesting than the gameplay?




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Solo Plays - Mystic Vale (STEAM)

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SOLO PLAYS HAVE ARRIVED!

Right, now I know you're expecting tabletop plays. . . . and you'll get those, don't worry. What's going to happen is that this will be a "mixed" segment. Some will be tabletop plays using 2 cameras (testing still being done) and some will be app based.

Nomad Games were kind enough to donate me a STEAM key for the new Mystic Vale port and being a game in my Top 100, I was keen to see if they were faithful to the source material.

So what follows is a full solo play of me vs the nearly hard AI. Will I stand or will I fall? Let me know in the comments what you think, are you happy with this plan going forward, are there any other game apps you want me to look at in the future?



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Podcast - S03E01 - PortalCon

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I'm back!! Season 3 of the podcast begins with a simple talk about my experience in Poland attending Portalcon in January 2019.





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Top 10 Worker Placement Games

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Now I don't want to do many of these lists where it's just one designer or publisher or genre, but occasionally I feel some need mention. Mainly because of how oversaturated the industry is. Worker Placement games are a dime a dozen and there's so many to choose from and a ton of great ones, way more than a Top 10 can manage.

So with some difficult rankings, here's my Top 10 Worker Placement Games. What are yours, leave them in the comments and discuss, I'm sure you'll come up with many I love and the odd couple I don't! :P

Also thank you for providing feedback on the Rode VideoMic Pro audio from the last video, I'm glad to see this new setup is an improvement for you.




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Top 10 Ugly Games I Still Love

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Let's plough through some more Top 10 lists! Next on the list is my Top 10 Ugly Games I Still Like - art and aesthetics really help a game for me, but some ugly games I still give props!

Of course it's purely subjective as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but name a game you love that you consider ugly as sin?


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Gugong Review

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Players take on the role of powerful Chinese families trying to gain influence and power by exchanging gifts with Officials. The gift cards you offer as a player have to be of a higher value than the one you receive, forcing you to make strategic choices regarding which actions you want to take each turn. You will travel around China, sail down the Grand Canal, purchase precious jade, help construct the Great Wall, secure advantages through decrees, influence the game through intrigue, and ultimately, receive an audience with the emperor. If only 1 player succeeds in doing so, he wins. If several players succeed, the player with the most VPs among those players wins the game. With an interesting and unique card play system, can Gugong stand up against the rest of the mid-weight Euro crowd with a bit more care about the theme as well as the mechanics?




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Top 10 Games of 2008

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Finally another Top Ten List! Thanks for putting up with the slowness of Season 3 releases, it's not easy to get to grips with new software and experiment! Tonight I'm talking about my favourite games from 10 years ago (yes we're only just into 2019 so I'm still considering 10 years ago to be 2008)!
What titles of old still hold up to this day? What are your favourites from that year? Let us all know, provide feedback and if you like what you see, please subscribe!
Hopefully this is a good starting point for the Top 10 lists. I appreciate the audio could be improved, it seems that having the VideoMic Pro on the camera about 4-5 feet away (due to Geeknson table) forces me to use the +20 DB setting but that makes it a little echo-y at times. To combat this I've invested in an extension cable and mini-tripod to see if I can position the microphone right next to me rather than from the camera, thus allowing me to not have to use the +20DB setting to get volume.





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Anthology Review # 1

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Right, let's get down to business! I have a ton of games to catch up on so let's deal with most of them in one big Anthology review to catch up!

MoM 2.0: Horrific Journeys
7 Wonders Armada
Solenia
Cerebria
Kanban: Drivers Edition
Gen7
Spell Smashers
Catan: Rise of the Inkas


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Season 3 Begins! - I'M BACK!!

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I'M BACK!!! OH MY GOD!!! It's a slow start, but I'm getting there with the Adobe software. I have to recreate everything from scratch, it's basically a real mission to do. That bring said I have two videos for you ready. This introduction to me and the channel and Season 3 and a fully rendered Anthology Review video that I'll publish on the weekend. You want to know more about what I do and what's to come? Check out this video and as always, I thank you all for your patience these last few weeks.




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