We have finally made it to the new generation of gaming with both Microsoft and Sony announcing this week that they are adding new systems this holiday season. Today we’re gonna talk about what we know about both systems from specs to prices to game library.
Prices so each company was very hesitant to give any info on the price of either system until this week a very weird move. At any rate Microsoft made a good move by all standards when they announced 2 systems at 2 different prices points. The digital version of the Xbox series S at 299$ and the regular Xbox series X at a cool 499$. A smart move by Microsoft allowing gamers to have two options to game. Next up was Sony and they also have two system the only real difference is one will have a disc drive 499$ and one will not at 399$.
Game Library Each company wants to start this generation out with a bang and Microsoft is trying things a little different when it comes to its gaming exclusives with its game pass a type of Netflix style type of gaming we’re the gamer pays a monthly subscription and picks from over one hundred games to play. Microsoft will be relying on this heavily in this generation of gaming, time will tell if it pays off or not. While Sony has announced some of there big titles as well from the day one launch of spider man to the new God Of War game coming out next year to the many other titles they have under there belt. Will have to see which companies plan works out the best for games.
Lastly here before we wrap up can we just take a minute to appreciate the fact we’re finally getting new consoles. So whether you are getting the Xbox Series consoles or the PS5 or both systems lets just enjoy them both for what they are enough of the consoles wars both companies are good at different things and both companies should be celebrated for what they do in the gaming industry. So come November 10th for the Xbox or come November 12th for the PS5 enjoy your gaming consoles this year. As we need gaming now more than ever this year.
Let us know in the comments down below what system you’re getting Xbox, PS5, or anything else we’d like to hear from you also stay with Stylesrebelradio.com to hear more about gaming in 2020.
If 2020 has given us anything, it’s the chance to sit on our couch as our life rots away around us. You could spend this time learning a life skill or bettering yourself in different aspects of your life but instead you spend this time watching video games. The key word there being ‘watching’. In a world full of people demanding instant gratification we cannot simply be expected to play through an entire video game level by level, defeating our enemies and earning our praises. Absolutely not! Luckily for us let’s plays exist. For those who don’t frequent living victoriously through internet personalities, a let’s play is defined as “One or more people, usually from message boards, that record themselves playing video games through screenshots or captured video (Mostly the latter)” by Urban Dictionary. Just like any other job, there are people who are good at it, and those who are bad at it. Compiled below are some of the best and worst the internet has to offer!
Starting up in May of 2012, Markiplier took to the interwebs creating gaming content the likes of which were largely unknown. Many years and many, many videos later, Mark sits comfortably among the top of the YouTube gaming community. Known for his compelling voice and over the top reactions, Markiplier has gained a following of 26.8 Million subscribers and for good reason. Mark seems to be the total package when it comes to the Let’s Play community bringing both sophisticated and sophomoric humor to his game play while more often then not still being able to buckle down and beat a series in a reasonable amount of time.
Talk about finding your demographic and milking it for all it’s got. Rising to popularity seemingly overnight Richard Blevins, otherwise known as Ninja, gained his popularity playing the 2017 free battle royal game Fortnite. Being that this game’s primary demographic consists of children, Ninja wasted no time pumping out game play and commentary tailor fit to that demo. In this case it really is a matter of quantity over quality, I strongly urge anyone who hasn’t yet to attempt and sit through a Ninja stream, you will quickly find a lack of any verbal substance or attempt to provide comedic or thought provoking dialect. The issue comes from the fact, Fortnite being the hot new trend in the young gaining world led mainstream media to select Ninja to represent the face of the let’s play community in their narrative, not to mention he refuses to stream with anyone of the female gender. Not to take anything away from his dedication to the game, but if you have arrived at his channel seeking variety you will be very disappointed. Apart from the occasional one off, the hefty majority of Ninja’s videos are exactly what you would expect, Fortnite game play and more Fortnite game play. Stick to what you know I suppose, he seems to be doing just fine with his 24 Million subs backing him up.
What happens when well known comedy content creator JonTron joins forces with fellow NewGrounds.com OG creator Egoraptor, pure gold. While Arin and Jon began tearing up the YouTube community with their brash and bold comedy game play back in 2012, it was not until Jon’s departure and replacement with Dan Avidan the following year the channel really began to take off. Involving two genuinely funny and creative individuals, Game Grumps tick all the boxes. Providing compelling game play including some of the most abstract and anticipated games of all time partnered with over the top situational and relatable comedy, The Grumps take let’s plays to the next level. Never afraid to expand or try new things for their community Game Grumps have previously expanded their content to involve a series for Steam based games as well as multiplayer arcade style party games. In more recent times, The Game Grumps have capitalized on their Guest Grumps series involving some truly iconic celebrities and comedians, as well as launching a weekly live action show entitled simply, The Grumps.
Friends of and former co-workers of the Game Grumps, Matt and Ryan provide their own unique game play experience. If you are a long time fan of The Grumps who fears that they have lost their crude edge over the years SuperMega may be just the place for you. Never afraid to push a few boundaries or do what ever it takes to commit to the joke, Matt and Ryan go the extra mile to provide quality and humorous content for their viewers. Banking not only on their killer comedic timing but their bold and abrupt editing style, their simple videos always seem to be comedy gold. In addition to their Let’s Plays, SuperMega also provides their viewers with a weekly podcast as well as frequent live action sketches.
What can best be described as a boring video game reviewer to begin with, ProJared doubled down when he decided to do the same on his personal life. Jared’s videos have always been vanilla, using the absolute bare bones approach to game review as well as let’s plays. He did his research and presented you with his findings but if you are tuning in for his witty commentary or comedic timing prepare for it to fall short. A relativity mediocre gaming channel at most suffered the end all be all when in 2019 Jared was accused of cheating on his then wife while also soliciting nude photographs to his fan base. This marked the end of ProJared, while he may still produce his watered down content, his channel will never recover.
These are just a few of the highs and lows in the Let’s Play community and I would love to hear who you think the best and worst Let’s Players are below!
Alright let’s face it, Saints Row The Third and all titles following it are absolute abominations. Now don’t get me wrong, they can be fun to play and there were reasons for the switch however if you are a fan of the Saints series this new generation of The Third Street Saints is a low blow to the true fans. This is something that has bothered me for years on end now, and I’m not going to sit here and beat a dead horse discussing the questionable graphical or plot changes in the later entries of the series. I’m going to explain how it’s not too late to fix the Saints Row series and how it should go about being handled.
Now before we dive in let’s clarify that in my vision Saints The Third and all following titles are NOT canon. The following will take place in the year 2012, One year after the events of Saints Row 2 and will be titled Saints Row 3… yes Saints Row 3, Not “The Third”, 3 and before we hop into the comments full of piss and vinegar, If Call of Duty can get away with “Modern Warfare” then Saints Row 3 it is.
The game would open with the player surrounded by Johnny Gat, Peirce, Shaundi, and even Troy. It is revealed that the player had been in a coma for the past year… again. A subtle joke is made about the boss having a “knack” for finding himself in these situations. The boss explains this alternate reality he has seemingly lived through recapping all the events of the modern era Saints games. After listing to this wild reality the boss recalls and a brief moment of awkward silence from the gang, the tension is broken by Johnny Gat who’s only response to all of this is “you know it’s with one L bitch” A call out to the diehard Saints fans who were outraged to find Stilwater had been misspelled in the later games.
As the boss enters back into the real world he comes to realize The Saints have been sitting pretty under the new leadership of Ultor headed by Eric Gryphon. Upon seeing the way The Saints have essentially been bought out by Ultor and rarely even appear as a gang unless it involves strong-arming an opposition to Ultor for a nice payday, The player begins to fear The Saints are doomed to end up just like how he had envisioned during his comma.
The boss confronts The Saints members about his fears and explains that instead of running the town they had fought and killed to claim, they are content being bought out by the same “corporate assholes” who tried to eliminate them. Met with mixed opinions from the group, the player confronts Gryphon about cutting ties with the Ultor group in favor of reviving the old Saints. Knowing without The Third Street Saints he faces the likely odds of losing the public backing and opening up the opportunity for other companies to move into Stilwater unopposed, Gryphon attempts to bribe The Saints to stay on board.
Turning down the offer, The Saints once again move back into the church where they get back to the basics. The Saints get word through Shaundi of a new gang sprouting up who look to dispose of The Saints and their corporate backers. Naturally, The Player confronts the leader in a meeting organized by Shaundi to explain that The Saints had broken their ties with Ultor and extend the olive branch for this new gang to dissolve by way of joining The Third Street Saints. The opposing gang doesn’t believe that ties have been cut and it is revealed that the whole meeting was set up from the start in an effort to ambush The Saints.
While dealing with the newly growing, anti-establishment rival gang, the old “Enemy of my enemy” trope is put into effect as desperate times call for desperate measures, Gryphon reaches out to mutual rival Dex in an attempt to recruit him in order to eliminate The Saints in exchange for a 50/50 split partnership in Ultor. Dex joins forces with the man he had put a hit on the prior year in an attempt to once and for all snuff out The Saints and finally gain control of The Ultor Corporation.
Thus the plot of Saints Row 3 is set. The Saints return to their roots in the fight against and anti-establishment rival game as well as the establishment itself headed by the turncoat you’ve been waiting to get your hands on for years.