Gamers on YouTube you really should be watching!

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(begin shameless plugging) To celebrate our inaugural video on YouTube (viewable right now at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAnjnPZQLAg) we decided to show you several gaming channels you really should be watching – these channels all offer something different; and all are personal choices, but they carry with them the MrLuvvaLuvva seal of approval® and you are therefore guaranteed a good time*

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We are on youtube!

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Thats right guys! We are officially on youtube now and have just uploaded our inaugural video! Your favourite small time blog has now gone multimedia!

Don’t be strangers, watch our first video at http://youtu.be/SAnjnPZQLAg  – hook yourself up with a subscription and get watching.

We have some ideas for our youtube channel and hopefully we will keep you hooked with a steady stream of gameplay videos, let’s plays (or rather ‘let’s try to play’), opinion pieces and other ideas we are throwing around at the moment.

Don’t worry though, this move into multimodal content will not hamper our output here, not at all; it’ll complement it and give you more of the MrLuvvaLuvva you…erm…love!

So do make sure you visit the youtube channel and leave us a comment, tell us how to improve it and what you’d like to see! We really do listen! So do speak!

The 6 types of gamer you’ll always come across in the online arena

Playing through the Destiny BETA has reminded us at LuvvaLuvva Towers™ of a few things we love about playing in the online arena…however it has also reminded us of a few of the things that we hate about it too. To celebrate the overwhelming success of the BETA let us introduce you to the online gamers you’ll meet in every game.

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Destiny beta…our thoughts

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Destiny is a game that has had it’s fair share of controversy, from composer Marty O’Donnell being fired and consequently suing Bungie right up to Playstation getting early access to the BETA.

Lets leave all that unpleasantness behind us shall we…what did we think of the BETA? (Keep in mind that we have played the BETA exclusively on Playstation 4; everything in this article is based entirely on that fact.

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Lets Play…Old Games! Part 6

The past week has been a hive of activity, we’ve traveled back through the ages of videogames and looked for the best games that have been forgotten, or just get less recognition than the true classics. We’ve reached the end of our journey and now the time has come for us to pick our 5 favourite games of this series. If you haven’t read the series then please do… here are handy links so you can peruse our views of gaming past…

Part 1 – http://wp.me/p4ynLj-5q

Part 2 – http://wp.me/p4ynLj-5y

Part 3 – http://wp.me/p4ynLj-5F

Part 4 – http://wp.me/p4ynLj-5O

Part 5 – http://wp.me/p4ynLj-5W

A few ground rules,first only one game a generation is permitted, second because a game is number 1 on our list doesn’t mean it was our favourite, merely that it was the best game on that list; finally this is a purely subjective look at these games, our favourites…if you disagree please tell us your top 5 in the comments below.

Without any further ado may we introduce to you our favourite forgotten gems through the SEGA backwards(ages)…

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Lets Play…Old Games! Part Five

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And so; beloved readers, we have reached our penultimate part of our gaming retrospective…generation 7 – the generation that welcomed HD into our lives and made everything before look like excrement!

The PS3 & Xbox dazzled us with their HD graphics (many peoples first experience of HD was on consoles) while the Wii forged it’s own path and smashed all the competition (with sales anyway).

Surely everyone will have heard of all the games on this list; i mean this generation is still going…right?

Only one way to find out…

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Lets Play…Old Games! Part Four

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9/9/99 – the date that changed gaming forever. The birth of the Dreamcast and the birth of Generation 6!

This was when shit started getting real; and by real I mean casulties, this console war gave us our first fatality…poor SEGA ceased to be a hardware creator and became a machine for pumping out average titles!

As a SEGA kid this was a blow I thought i would never recover from, but the Dreamcast is one of the greatest consoles of all time. SEGA went out and left us with a wealth of gaming gold that will never be replicated…the gaming landscape was inexorably changed during this generation.

What classics are oft-forgotten I hear you scream at the top of your lungs… simmer down kids…i’m ’bout to lay down that knowledge.

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Let’s Play…Old Games Part Three.

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Ah Generation 5, most of our readers probably cut their gaming teeth in this generation…as a result 1995-1999 holds a very special place in their hearts, there’s a certain amount of pressure associated with this part of our gaming retrospective. I hope i do you proud Generation 5 aficionados!

Forget your Tekken’s and Tomb Raiders’; move aside Wipeout and Gran Turismo. Here’s the list that you won’t see anywhere else; these are the games that time and gamers have forgot. Let’s resurrect these games…so without further ado, here is MrLuvvaLuvva’s oft-forgotten classics from Generation 5.

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Lets Play…Old Games Part Two

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In the second part of our gaming retrospective we’re looking at Generation 4 – what is called by many as the ‘golden’ generation.

Before we start this lets us just say that this article was mega tough to create, this generation had an insane amount of classics to choose from, we had to be pretty cut-throat to whittle our choices to a mere six (sorry Uniracers and The adventures of Batman and Robin).

Without further delay let us introduce our top 6; oft-forgotten, classics of the 4th generation…

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Let’s Play…Old Games!

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This week was a big week at LuvvaLuvva towers! We ushered in the new era of video games – we welcomed the PS4 into the fold with a loving embrace and also secured ourselves a Hauppauge HD PVR Roket for recording gameplay!

With one eye on the future of gaming (and by extension – the content we offer right here) we find ourselves being inexorably drawn to the games we have left behind.

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