This week at LuvvaLuvva Towers (24-30/11/2014)

We’ve had a pretty good week here at LuvvaLuvva Towers. Black Friday provided some good gaming deals, ‘The Crew’ gave us it’s final public BETA (we’re updating our thoughts this week) and Shroud of the Avatar was released (to zero fanfare – it sneaked out really). Posts have been like clockwork and streams were more regular too!

All-in-all a good week.

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7/10 Game-a-thon: Gone Home

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It’s been a very long time since I delved into my backlog and reviewed what I’ve played. This week I streamed ‘Gone Home’, a game that’s been sitting in my steam collection for a very long time.

It’s a game whose content is sure to be hugely divisive and it could be a marmite game. The question is though was it worth coming home for, or should it have stayed where it was?

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Best Fighting games ever!

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Today sees the release of ‘Super Smash Bros for Wii U’ (really Nintendo? This was the name you chose?) the biggest launch the Wii U has seen to date! While I’m not a fan of it, I can certainly see the appeal of punching Wario in the face trying to murder him by smashing him off a level! Bliss! Anyways.

While you’re taking a break from randomly spamming attack buttons here’s our list of the best fighting games ever?

Ready?

FIGHT!

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How Nintendo survived and won 2014.

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Buy me! Please!I have the best exclusives this Christmas!

With the recent release of ‘Super Smash bros for Wii U’ there has been a question doing the rounds on the internet. A question that is worthy of some analysis. A question that needs answered!

That question is very simply – ‘have Nintendo won 2014’?

It’s a curious question when we consider that the Wii U is Nintendo’s slowest selling home console ever! To equal the GameCube (a massive 20,000,000 sales) it would be impressive considering how its first year was. However when we consider how they turned the 3DS around – perhaps this question has legs.

Let’s explore how Nintendo have pulled off this, greatest of all, great escapes.

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The blog needs you! (Updated 11/12/2014)

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Update

We still haven’t received any submissions 😦

Although a massive thanks to J3w3l for the shout out on her blog!

Hopefully it builds awareness of what we are trying to do here…we are still open to submissions of your favourite Christmas video-game memories so fire us an email to mrluvvaluvva360@hotmail.com with your submission.

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As I mentioned in the recap post two weeks ago, we are hoping to run a series of posts over the festive period on our communities favourite gaming memories; this is still our aim but at the time of writing we haven’t received any submissions; which is a real shame.

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This week at LuvvaLuvva Towers (17-23/11/14)

It’s been a big week here in LuvvaLuvva Towers! The big news is that MrJohnSherry is our new writer and will be a regular contributor of reviews and thoughts. We also opened our Facebook page and we still need likes so please go and like us over there; just click on the image.

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We’ve also been busy reviewing the games you’ll e playing over the holiday season and those reviews will just keep on coming over the next few weeks! We’ll also be streaming regularly (More regularly than this week. Real life got in the way this week) and gearing up for the big Christmas push of content!

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review

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For many years now the ‘Call of Duty’ franchise has been sneered at by the Hardcore gamer. They lambaste it for the audience it garners (vociferous teenage boys with mics) and for being more of the same, the famous “copy and paste” scenes of ‘Modern Warfare 2’ and  ‘Ghosts’ seemed to confirm everything they hated about the franchise.

New studio Sledgehammer Studios were originally tasked with making a COD spin-off title, now they are the lead of this years annual release and they have their work cut out for them following the abysmal ‘COD: Ghosts’.

The question is have they succeeded in making a good COD game that has significant changes to entice people back?

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DriveClub review

It is with great joy that we welcome MrJohnSherry (follow him on twitter) on to our team here at LuvvaLuvva Towers (that’s a team of two now)! He’s been spending some time with ‘DriveClub’ on PS4.

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Thank God They Dropped That Stupid #

‘DriveClub’ is Sony’s “big” Christmas exclusive; billed before launch as a ‘Forza killer’ (not by Sony you understand, but fanboys desperate to lay a boot into Xbox owners). Unfortunately a; shall we say, troubled launch has marginalised the game. Amongst the problems are (the now standard) server issues that are still keeping players from enjoying the “club” aspect a month after release, a non-existent Playstation plus version and the MIA dynamic weather system have led to players demanding money back and refusing to play the game.

My question is: Are these players missing out and is ‘DriveClub’ worthy of patience?

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Children in Need: Most annoying children characters in video games

On Saturday we celebrated Children in Need by looking at our favourite video game children. We got some stick for not including Ellie (The Last of Us), but we stand by our list. Today we will look at children who are a giant pain in the arse! These children are certainly in need…of a personality transplant.

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Please don’t help the following kids…

Ladies and gentlemen, these kids damn near ruined the games they appeared in, let us introduce gaming’s most annoying children.

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This week at LuvvaLuvva Towers (10-16/11/14) plus we need your input!

It’s been a big week here at LuvvaLuvva Towers! After being asked on several different occasions we created our Facebook profile page! So get over there and like us! On top of that we have been streaming and posting our regular posts.

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