It's National Mountain Day! We're not sure if that's just for appreciating that mountains exist, or for going to climb mountains, unfortunately. However, as gamers, we take it as 'go climb a mountain in the game that is completely unnecessary and will reward you with nothing more than a view'. If you reach a mountaintop, be sure to send us a screenshot on Twitter!
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[email protected] and Twitch Gaming Showcase Upcoming Indie Games
Xbox/Twitch's second collaboration Indie Showcase occurred yesterday morning, and had so much to offer. With games for miles, there was no shortage of fun and exciting news for gamers of all genres. Here are some of our favorite picks from the showcase:
- Lightyear Frontier- an open-world farming and exploration game with up to 4 players on an online co-op. Players can grow alien plants and domesticate animals in their new home.
- Wandering Village- players build a village on a creature they you take care of as well
- Lab Rat- A satirical adventure with an AI who will monitor and guide you as you solve over a hundred unique problems.
- RPG TIME: The Legend of Wright- we saw some more screenshots with a release date of this winter
- Olli Olli World- A skateboarding game with a variety of customization options with a winter release
- Sam & Max: Save The World Remastered- a return to an old classic is available right now on Xbox
- The Big Con- players "hustle" their way across 90's America in comedic ways which comes out on August 31st
There are also a ton of games coming to Game Pass: Aragami 2, Pathfinder: Wrath of Righteous, Pupperazzi, Evil Genius 2 World Domination, and Stardew Valley. Be sure to keep an eye on these games s their release dates grow closer in the upcoming months. Each one is so unique and filled with hard work, talent, and dedication. This year has been a massive step for indie developers as they begin to grow in the gaming world, and with installments like these, we're definitely looking forward to the future of indie gaming.
Bravos Wins CS:GO CBCS Elite League Season
Bravos Gaming beat Sharks 2:1 in the grand-final of CBCS Elite League Season 2. For the victory, Bravos Gaming received 2000 RMR Points, which can help them to secure a spot on CS:GO Major. The first map did not start well for Bravos, they lost the first half 7:8. But in the second half they managed to rectify the situation, defeating the opponent 9:2 and winning the first map 16:10.
On the second map, the Sharks didn’t even leave a chance for Bravos to win this final. 16:8 in favor of Sharks at Vertigo, and the score in the series became equal, 1:1.
The third card turned out to be just crazy. Bravos won the first seven rounds, but then allowed the Sharks to close the gap to a minimum. In the second half, Sharks began to dominate the map, and even led 15:11. But Bravos found the strength to level the score, and then put the squeeze on the opponent in overtime.
CBCS Elite League Season 2 final standings:
1. Bravos - $7,550 + 2000 RMR points
2. Sharks - $3000 + 1875 RMR points
3. MIBR - $1275 + 1750 RMR points
4. Paqueta - $1275 + 1625 RMR points
5-8. DETONA - $725
5-8. SWS - $725
5-8. Havan Liberty - $725
5-8. KG Network - $725
9-11. INTZ - $275
9-11. Black Dragons - $275
9-11. GKC - $275
12-14. Patins da Ferrari - $275
12-14. Santos - $275
12-14. Keyd - $275
15-16. Furious - $275
15-16. Meta - $275
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Really Is Great!
Near the end of July, we saw the release of one of the most awaited games for Capcom fans, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles. Part of the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney franchise, the game takes an entirely new twist on the franchise's main concept of solving cases. For those of you unfamiliar with the series, the game is about lawyer characters solving difficult murder cases. As with any game, each new installment needs something different in order to really draw fans in. If every game were just solving cases over and over with the same characters, methods, and plot lines, there would be no more draw to the game. Some of the more recent updates included necklaces that can detect wavering emotions and pools that show a victim's final moments before their deaths.
This new installment has all new characters, and is set many, many years in the past. With this comes more insights into the differences of law systems in the past. Flaws within the systems are revealed, and players get a first hand look at a simulation of a courtroom from the past (if a bit dramatized, of course.) You will get the same sort of near perfect mix between humor, dark humor, and serious issues. There is also the new 'Logic and Reasoning' feature, where you need to correct the initial thoughts regarding the crime itself. The characters are all well written with diverse and deep personalities, talents, and shortcomings. The mysteries, plot points, and features all meld together into one truly wonderful installment within the series. As always, Capcom never fails to disappoint when it comes to the Phoenix Wright franchise.
If you've never explored the series, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles starts of with an all new setting and cast, so it's a great game to start on if you're just dipping your feet in the water.
Cause you're halfway gone, you're halfway gone. Anyone else remember that song? Well, in any case, you've made it halfway through the week!
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