Ways to Make Your Day More #NerdPositive: March 10, 2017

A couple more games this week, in case last week didn’t give you enough, plus some other stuff too.

New Games to Play

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Nier Automata (PS4, PC March )

The sequel to Nier is a collaboration effort between Square Enix and Platinum Games. Nier Automata is an open world action RPG set in the far future starring androids 2B and 9S. In a way, Nier Automata is kind of like if Final Fantasy 15 had better combat and story, mixed with Platinum’s love of insane bosses and creator Yoko Taro’s pure weirdness. It has proven to be a relatively satisfying game so far, and I highly recommend it either if you enjoy Platinum’s combat or even if you’ve felt burned by some of Platinum’s recent more lackluster titles. Nier Automata shows that Platinum Games has at least improved after their string of not so great licensed games.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

I don’t know much about this game or this series, but I’ve heard the dialogue is really weird. I’d say go check it out if you’re interested.

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Lego Worlds (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch at a later date)

The official Lego world building game comes to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It’s like Minecraft, but with actual legos. It sounds like it could be fun.

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Disc Jam (PS4, PC)

A new action sports games in some ways similar to Rocket League. This time, instead of cars playing futuristic soccer, it’s people playing a combination of tennis and air hockey, basically a competitive  Frisbee game on a tennis court. It’s free for PlayStation Plus members for the month of March, and I’d say it’s at least a game worth trying.

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Blaster Master Zero (3DS, Switch)

The Blaster Master series makes a return on Nintendo handhelds. This 8-bit style top-down & sideview 2D action-adventure game is a must have for any fan of the series or fan of old Nintendo games. If Nintendo can continue this trend of bringing back older series, who knows what other beloved series’ they could bring back?

New Stuff to Watch

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Into the Badlands Season 1 now on Netflix

Post apocalyptic Kung Fu action. This AMC series is only 6 episodes long, with a second season premiering soon. If you’re like me and aren’t the biggest fan of other AMC series, but like martial arts action and science fiction, I’d suggest trying this show out.

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Watch the OK K.O./ Lakewood Plaza Turbo shorts

A cartoon called OK K.O.!: Let’s Be Heroes has finally been green lighted by Cartoon Network. Think of it as an homage and parody of anime like Dragon Ball Z,  and the main character is even voice by Stephanie Naldony, the original voice of Teen Gohan in the Funimation dub. The show is slated to premiere sometime in the summer, but there are a few entertaining shorts on Cartoon Network’s YouTube Channel.

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Kong: Skull Island

The giant ape returns to the big screen once again. This time, as part of the same monster universe as the 2014 Godzilla film. From reviews it seems that the characters aren’t great, but the monster battles are awesome. Make sure to stay for the post credits scene, because if you’re a giant monster movie fan, it’s sure to get you hyped for the next movie in the series.

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