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Opinions, Insight, and Analysis. AFK Style for all to enjoy and contribute. Contact Sloppy Beef (admin) if you’re interested in contributing and being a part of this movement. These articles are intended to be for the insightful, educated, and mature gaming audience.

#Minecraft is Overparty

by Wally Vincencio, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Is Minecraft dying? The short answer is – No. Minecraft is one of the biggest indie success stories; breaking all previous records in video game sales. It single-handedly turned its creator Markus “Notch” Persson into a mainstream name/ icon – and also a billionaire. Since its introduction in 2011, Minecraft has been a sales juggernaut. It has been out-performing up to titles from larger video game developers like E.A., Ubisoft …

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AMD Ryzen CPUs: Bad For Gaming?

by Mike Ramientas, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author In the past couple of years, PC gaming has been quite the rage. There’s a number of good reasons to game on the PC: computer hardware is becoming cheaper and more accessible to more people; PC games are becoming cheaper when bought online through digital distributors;; and gaming with friends online don’t require a monthly subscription thanks to Steam, among a host of other things. Let’s talk about …

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What Big Publishers and Developers Could and Should Learn from CD PROJEKT RED

by Santiago De Lope, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Its no secret that the AAA games landscape has changed considerably in the last decade. When the world was able to dodge a bullet and the Y2K passed us by, the gaming industry, while popular, was a much smaller and focused territory. Games were for gamers, and developers knew that. That’s why you could buy a PC Gamer magazine, and get a disk full of new …

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Nintendo Switch Launch Issues Plague Nintendo

By Andrew Hanna, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author The Nintendo Switch has racked up a lot of hype these past few weeks resulting in many consoles being sold the day it came out. Unfortunately, many buyers experienced difficulties with their Nintendo Switch. If you own a Nintendo Switch we will have some solutions if you have run into any of these problems in this article to save you the worry and the research. Some of …

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Funding, Vision & Ambition – But does Star Citizen have execution?

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Star Citizen is possibly one of the most anticipated games of a generation. A fully crowd-funded game, with vast areas of exploration, beautiful graphics, combat, story missions (of which you can play with friends) & a bundle of ships to pilot your way around space. It almost sounds too good to be true, and some people may say it is. I’ve been following this game for a …

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Here’s Why Tanks are OP Right Now in Battlefield 1

By Chris Wang, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author So! Let’s talk about tanks people. Tanks in Battlefield 1 that is. And what I want to specifically go over is how cheap and overpowered they really are this time around in a Battlefield game. Alright now before I go any further, I should add that when I say “tanks” I am using the word ‘loosely’ to basically cover all vehicles in the game that are ground-based vehicles and are armored. So… Obviously, the Heavy …

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Nintendo is Sexist and Needs to Grow up

By Jeffrey Vadala PhD, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Recently at the Nintendo Switch Premiere, Nintendo revealed more details about the Nintendo switch. They also revealed that they were the same super sexist video game company that provides games for children and adults alike. The first party games that Nintendo showed off demonstrate a rather traditional and denigrating position on gender equality. Nintendo this is 2017. Even Star Wars is embracing strong female characters in …

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Switch Will Be The Second Best Selling Nintendo Console Of All Time

by Sam Vines-Stancill, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Switch has almost none of the disadvantages of the Wii U and all of the advantages of its more popular predecessors. It will not only outsell the previous Nintendo console, but most likely the NES as well. The internet is rumbling, like the movement of a landfill site over a tectonic plate. If you listen careful, you can make out the sounds: “Wii U 2”. Yes, gamers are tripping …

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Here’s Why the Flash Flares are OP in Battlefield 1

by Chris Wang, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Alright people! Let’s talk about the ‘flash flares’ in Battlefield 1. And by ‘talk’ I mean let’s just admit that they are pretty OP right now. Yes, they are. They are very overpowered and, quite frankly, just sort of unfair. And here’s why: They are extremely unfair to those with weaker systems.   So, this is a little unconventional to think of and it also kind of takes a little while …

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Nintendo Switch, Innovation Lost

by Sloppy Beef, Gaming News Daily Editor Video games are narratives that you become a part of. You end up putting lots of time and labor into these stories. Spilling soda, sweat and tears over the stories. When I think of how games have progressed since I started playing them years ago I think of all the innovation. I think of imaginative ideas without limits. I remember killing koopas in mario 64 or collecting bananas …

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Here’s Why Gas Nades in Battlefield 1 Need to be Nerfed

by Chris Wang, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author In a nutshell it’s because they are simply too ‘broken’. Yes, that’s right. You heard me correctly there. They are…too broken and too OP. And here’s why: Their area-of-effect is annoying to deal with: So basically you run around and you run around and you run around until all of a sudden you see your screen turning all puke green or until you see the gas on your screen before you actually start …

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Nintendo Switch: Nintendo’s Niche

by Edwin Tran, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author The most recent Nintendo Direct was placed in a background of gaming buzzwords. Hype, anticipation, and a mix between worry and optimism seemed to have hung in the air as many around the world waited for Nintendo’s announcements, specifically regarding the next generation console, the Nintendo Switch. Yet, what unfolded was in many ways, a divisive conference. Beyond petty complaints of poor translation, deeper issues surfaced. News …

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Project Scorpio versus Playstation 4 Pro

By Jeffrey Vadala PhD, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author This generation the big console manufacturers have done something different. They are releasing slightly upgraded systems after their flagships have only been on the market for a few years. This article discusses this new trend, the Playstation 4 Pro and the Xbox Project Scorpio. Given that the Playstation 4 Pro was released last fall, this article serves as an “aftermath piece.” Cutting past the original Christmas …

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Virtual Reality: From Gaming to Good

by Dalton Seniff, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Virtual reality has the ability to completely immerse you in a medium, like no other technology before this. When talking about video games, the number one priority for developers is often immersion. If a developer can sweep you up in a game, and get you involved in its world, they’ve won. It only makes sense that a developer looking for immersion into their game would enable the support …

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Introduction to the Amazon Voice Products , The Echo, The Dot and The Tap

By Emily Dalrymple, Gaming News Daily Contributing Author The Amazon Echo The Amazon Echo can easily be mistaken for a Bluetooth speaker. While you can use it as one, there is more it can do than its appearance portrays. The Echo is a personal digital assistant. And it’s powered by Alexa, which lives in the cloud and is maintained by Amazon. Alexa can read news, control smart devices, order products online, play music, and more. …

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