The Entertainment Dome Episode 79 – We Wish You a Merry Cocktease

This week on the last episode of The Entertainment Dome for this year, we find ourselves getting a bit angrier than usual towards RWBY Volume 5, before ending things on a ramble about our experiences with Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon and Divinity: Original Sin II.

See you in 2018!

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Ten Anticipated Games of 2018

Say what you will about 2017 as a whole, but it’s definitely been a fantastic year for videogames. Sure, it’s not been perfect – Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite failed to live up to its legacy and suffered in sales as a result, Platinum’s newest darling, Scalebound, got cancelled, killing one of the few exclusives the Xbox One had, and the lootbox craze has only worsened thanks to the likes of Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Star Wars Battlefront II.

On the plus side, though, Persona 5 finally launched and met all of our expectations, Sonic Mania was a successful return to form for the Blue Blur (in terms of his 2D games, at least) and the Nintendo Switch has pretty much killed it since its release with the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildXenoblade Chronicles 2 and Super Mario Odyssey.

It’s going to be a tough year to top, but 2018 looks set to have some pretty kick-ass games too. But which ones am I looking forward to the most (and most likely won’t have time to play because, God damn, 2017 had too many good games I still need to play through)? Well, let me share them with you and, hopefully, they’ll turn out to be as fantastic as I think they will be. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #9 – Super Sonic VS Perfect Chaos (Sonic Adventure)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Sonic Adventure

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I’ll be among the first to admit that Sonic’s first 3D outing has not aged well. However, I have too much nostalgia for the game to care. As one of the games that acted as my gateway into the franchise, I have a lot of fond memories playing Sonic Adventure and I still enjoy playing it to this day. If I had to pick an all-time favourite moment from it, though, it’d probably have to be the final boss fight. Continue reading

The Entertainment Dome One Shot – Icebox: Speedgunner

Well this is new. I actually got contacted by the good people at Games of Edan and received a Steam code for their new title, Icebox: Speedgunner – a first-person shooter/platformer all about getting to the goal as quickly as you can. But since I don’t have Steam, I roped my Entertainment Dome co-host, James, into playing the game and figured we’d do a one-off video about it and share our thoughts.

Is it something reserved only for the elitist of speed-runners or can even a casual player get some mileage out of it? Watch on to find out.

Shout outs to Carmine Fantarella for supplying me with the code and Nevada Dru for recommending me.

Sonic Forces – …Me to Question This Franchise’s Future Again

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After a hiatus of sorts that was born from the unmitigated disaster known as Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, 2017 was set to be the year of Sonic the Hedgehog’s return. And while most eyes were focused on Sonic Mania, – a nostalgic throwback to his glory days in the 90s – my attention was placed squarely on his new 3D outing, Sonic Forces. If Mania was specifically designed to pander to Classic Sonic fans, Forces seemed to be doing the same for those who grew up with the more recent titles, such as myself.

Even when early previews were quite negative, I remained optimistic that while the game might not be the same level of quality as, say, Sonic Generations, it’d at the very least provide me with plenty of enjoyment and help usher in a new age of good 3D Sonic games. Sadly, that is not entirely the case. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #50 – Battle! Ghetsis (Pokémon Black & White/Pokémon Black 2 & White 2)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the following:

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Well, this is a first – two VG Music Picks in one! Why is that? Well, since this is technically the 50th one of these I’ve done, I figured I’d do something a little special. Plus, I can’t really write about one of these music tracks without mentioning the other. So, let’s quickly look at the two themes belonging to the main villain of the 5th Generation of Pokémon games. Continue reading