Category Archives: Gaming

Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…

Don’t worry, dudes and dudettes; no spoilers to Mass Effect: Andromeda here.  Anyway, the story of Mass Effect: Andromeda involves humanity journeying out to populate new home worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy as part of  the “Andromeda Initiative”. The player assumes the role of either Scott or Sara Ryder, an inexperienced military recruit who joins the Initiative and wakes up in Andromeda after a 600+ year voyage. As with the other main Mass Effect games, the player can create a custom character using the features of the game’s robust creation system, which can lead to amazing or hideous character creations. This post — and the following images after the break — celebrates the latter. Enjoy the show. Continue reading Bless You ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for Gifting Us These Frightening Custom Characters…

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“Steven Universe: Save the Light” RPG to be Released on Consoles THIS SUMMER!

FINALLY, THE ROCK, HAS COME BACK… uh… whoa… wait a minute, what I meant to say is that FINALLY, a game based on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe is going to be released on consoles. Steven Universe: Save the Light, developed by Grumpyface Studios, will launch this summer, Cartoon Network announced. Save the Light is a sequel to 2015’s Attack the Light, an action role-playing game which was well-received by fans and non-fans of the television series. Continue reading “Steven Universe: Save the Light” RPG to be Released on Consoles THIS SUMMER!

Hyperkin’s Game Gear/Master System/Master System Card Adapter for the Retron 5 to be released February 28th!

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I love my Retron 5. At its core, the Hyperkin-made system is able to play video game cartridges for the NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. Essentially, the Retron 5 plays an emulated ROM dumped from the original cartridge on a HD television via HD-friendly visual filters to select from. PLUS, you can save your game, take screenshots and add language translations for imports as patches! SCORE. But it seems Hyperkin isn’t settling with the Retron 5 being a 9-in-one system (or 10 if you have a Master System converter of some type), as this next announcement instantly caught my attention. Continue reading Hyperkin’s Game Gear/Master System/Master System Card Adapter for the Retron 5 to be released February 28th!

Some Brave Soul Just Completed ‘Resident Evil 7’ With Only A Knife On Hardest Difficulty…

The fastest speedruns being in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard are being finished on easy mode and use special weapons. However, one runner, a YouTuber who goes by the name Quizzle, went to the next level by upping the difficulty all the way to the game’s hardest difficulty (called Madhouse) and hacked their way through with a pocket knife and DOESN’T DIE ONE, SINGLE TIME! You might be asking yourself, “What is Madhouse mode” right now, so I’ll explain: Madhouse is Resident Evil 7‘s highest difficulty and only becomes available to select after clearing the game once. Madhouse mode rearranges the locations of key items, increases the toughness of all enemies (including making the relentless villain Jack Baker run faster than your character). YIKES!! The final time during this attempt clocked in at 2:49:13, which is roughly thirty-seven minutes faster than his first attempt. Impressive, indeed…

Here’s ‘The Last Of Us’ Remade as a Giant LEGO Build…

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Wow, it sure has been a while since the last post about LEGO here on The PractitioNERD, huh?  Well congratulations, as we bring attention to LEGO builder Tim Schwalfenberg, who has outdone himself by building a The Last Of Us diorama that comprised of the outdoors and indoors of an entire city block.  According to Schwalfenberg,  over 20,000 bricks were used for the project, and it took him over 100 hours to assemble everything. Enjoy more of this creation after the break! Continue reading Here’s ‘The Last Of Us’ Remade as a Giant LEGO Build…

Watch the ‘Nintendo Switch’ Press Conference HERE!!


Netflix made a Free Video Game Featuring Some of its Hit Shows…

Apparently Netflix can’t stand to limit themselves to only commissioning award-winning programming and movies; they just HAD to attempt to dip their fingers into creating an interactive media project, i.e., create a video game.  A dedicated group of Netflix employees used some of their time to building this fun little projects, like the “The Swtich” (NOT THIS ONE) — a button that can automatically dims the lights, turns on your phone’s Do Not Disturb feature for long episodes of binge-streaming — but this one’s all about gaming. The game is called Netflix Infinite Runner, which is exactly as it sounds, is an endless running game that features the most popular characters from four popular Netflix original shows: Narcos, Marco Polo, Orange is the New Black and Stranger Things. Continue reading Netflix made a Free Video Game Featuring Some of its Hit Shows…

Nintendo Switch – Doc’D #59

In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the upcoming home and portable gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, including the Nintendo’s prior systems leading up to the Switch’s March 2017 release.

1) “First Look at the Nintendo Switch” [https://goo.gl/10bzcO]
2) “Nintendo Switch™ – Official Site – Nintendo’s New Video Game System” [http://www.nintendo.com/switch/]
3) Search “Nintendo Switch” on The PractitioNERD [https://goo.gl/0BUj3c] Continue reading Nintendo Switch – Doc’D #59

Watch the entire ‘Gravity Rush: The Overture Animation’ Anime for FREE!

Before you step back into the world of Gravity Rush, check out this two-part, 17-minute Gravity Rush the Animation ~Overture~, which takes place between 2012’s Gravity Rush (which was AWESOME on the PS Vita and PS4) and the upcoming Gravity Rush 2 for the PS4.  For players familiar with the franchise’s first physics-defying action title, they’ll recognize series characters Kat and Raven, who are present and star in the animation. Gravity Rush the Animation ~Overture~ fills in their story following Gravity Rush’s cliffhanger ending. Continue reading Watch the entire ‘Gravity Rush: The Overture Animation’ Anime for FREE!

Virtual Reality – Doc’D #58

In this technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, implementations, and the current and possible future legacy of virtual reality technologies.

1) “Infinite Reality: Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution” by Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson [http://amzn.to/2hmSakM]
2) “The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality” by Katie Drummond [http://www.theverge.com/a/virtual-reality]
3) YouTube’s Virtual Reality Channel [https://goo.gl/SUwfXr] Continue reading Virtual Reality – Doc’D #58