The 2017 Collection Of Terrible Video Game T-Shirts

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The 2017 Collection Of Terrible Video Game T-Shirts

Politics and religion appear to be hot topics in the world of bad video game t-shirts these days. Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign wasn't just used to get him into the White House, it's a battle cry that can apparently be used for every video game franchise people think needs to be revitalized. I've included a couple of those shirts in this collection for your viewing pleasure, but odds are, you've already seen someone wearing one out in the wild.

For the third consecutive year, I've taken it upon myself to explore the dangerous corners of the internet to unearth the most outlandish, ridiculous, and awful video game t-shirts that money can buy. Most of these shirts were found on official retail sites, as well as avenues where people can make and sell their own designs.

Just know this: Someone out there is likely wearing one these shirts right now, proudly. If you happen to be one of these people, good for you! You're making all of us look that much cooler. Again, I need to reiterate that the featured shirts are not the worst of the worst. I was not given the all clear to show over a dozen shirt designs, as they were not safe for work.

The Coolest Pokémon Sun And Moon – Burning Shadows Cards We Pulled From Booster Packs

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The Coolest Pokémon Sun And Moon – Burning Shadows Cards We Pulled From Booster Packs

The third Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion from the Sun and Moon games hits today and introduces a bevy new cards featuring classic monsters and new beasts spanning all seven generations. In addition to including more of the Guardian creatures from Sun and Moon, Burning Shadows also gives us new cards of fan favorites like Charizard and Ho-oh.

We were sent nearly 20 booster packs, as well as both decks from the expansion and the two trainer tins featuring Guardians Tapu Bulu and Tapu Koko. We pulled the ones that were either the coolest or most powerful from the packs we opened and featured them in the gallery you see below. 

Scroll down to see our favorite cards we opened from the Sun & Moon – Burning Shadows expansion. For our favorite cards that we pulled from the base Sun & Moon expansion, head here. For the best from the Sun & Moon – Guardians Rising expansion, head here. For our gallery of our favorites from the retro-facing Generations and XY Evolutions expansions, head to this gallery.

Take A Tour Of Slime Rancher With Us

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Take A Tour Of Slime Rancher With Us

On the surface, Slime Rancher seems simple. You collect slimes, feed them, and make money from the "plorts" they produce.  But how does the translate to gameplay? What tactics can you use to build a thriving operation? How does exploring an alien planet figure into the equation?

In the video below, I answer those questions and more as I take Jeff Cork on a tour of my ranch, demonstrating the basics of being a successful rancher and sharing lessons I learned the hard way during my playthrough. 

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Watch Us Take The Tacoma Sports Challenge

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Watch Us Take The Tacoma Sports Challenge

We've all been looking forward to Fullbright's follow-up to Gone Home for the same reason: the sports.

Sure, both games have compelling stories that examine the human condition in novel ways, but how are the basketball physics? To answer this question I put Jeff Cork and Kyle Hilliard through the Tacoma sports challenge, seeing how well they could adapt to space football, space pool, and, of course, space basketball.

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Join Us As We Check Out First-Person Insanity In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

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Join Us As We Check Out First-Person Insanity In PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Today, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets a new mode - a first-person-locked endeavor that's sure to ramp up the intensity to all new levels. While the third-person mode is a mainstay at this point, the most hardcore players may gravitate toward this mode, where you won't be able to glean any information about the enemy by hiding behind handy walls and stairwells.

How will we fare in the new mode? Join us today at 3 PM CT and find out!

You can click the banner below to watch the stream on Twitch, or just tune in here using the embedded video below.

Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (August 3, 2017)

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 Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (August 3, 2017)

This week sees much variety in blogs, thanks to a lack of big releases. So with that, get reading!

Community Blogs For June 27 – August 2:

Oculus Rift Plus Touch Review: Touch Of Genius?Boo gives us a breakdown of the Oculus Rift, a device I finally got to try out over the Fourth of July (I thought it was great, minus the space dogfighting that made me dizzy). Boo praises the controllers, but it's not all immersive joy. Simple things like the menu button placement can be disorienting. Unfortunately, while fun, the kind of PC you need to run the Rift is going to cost you some money.

Your Summer 2017 Guide To Pokémon Go Gyms, Legendary Raids, Eggs, And More

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Your Summer 2017 Guide To Pokémon Go Gyms, Legendary Raids, Eggs, And More

Pokémon Go captured the world when it launched in summer 2016. Beyond the excitement of traveling to new locations to catch monsters and meet like-minded trainers, one of the things that made Niantic's collaboration with The Pokémon Company so interesting was the mystery that surrounded nearly every element about the game.

The mystery was thrilling at first, but after a while, being in the dark wore on users of the app, and they decided to do something about it. Players scoured their local areas, data-mined the app, and started crowd-sourced sites on where to find the best monsters and how to be the most efficient trainers they could be.

Each time a new major update hits, the sense of mystery in Pokémon Go is reinvigorated. However, thanks to the methods discovered and created by players in the original release, light is shed on each successive update quicker than ever before.

The Virtual Life – Trying To Get By In Dream Daddy

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The Virtual Life – Trying To Get By In Dream Daddy

I loaded up Dream Daddy, a visual novel simulator, with a fair amount of skepticism. Everyone I know who played it loved it, and yet there was still some hesitance because the game, from the outskirts, seemed like a parody of visual novels that might inadvertently make its characters vehicles for bad or even cruel jokes. However, within a matter of hours I found myself thinking Dream Daddy would probably end up being one of my favorite games of 2017 because it has something that so many games lack: naked emotional honesty.

Most games are power fantasies. This does not mean, as many believe, that most games are about making players feel powerful by giving them a gun and telling them to kill bad guys. There are all kinds of power fantasies in video games, like leading armies to victory in Total War with a brilliant strategy or running across the football field to get a game-winning touchdown in Madden, or skillfully avoiding enemy fire with slick moves in Mirror's Edge. Few of them go out of their way to put players in a position where they are inhabiting characters who are awkward, clumsy, and trying to spin countless plates just to get through the day-in, day-out of existence.

Four Things To Know About The Space Adventure Tacoma

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Four Things To Know About The Space Adventure Tacoma

Tacoma is a new adventure game from Fullbright, the studio behind the 2013 indie hit Gone Home. Fullbright has exchanged an empty home for an empty space station, where you play as specialist Amy Ferrier who uncovers the mystery behind a missing crew. You wander through this intricately detailed space station and watch hologram simulations play out as you piece together the story.

We greatly enjoyed Tacoma, which is filled with fantastic characters, an enthralling but slow-paced storyline, and more. Watch the video below to learn four things about this space drama.

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Science-Fiction Weekly – An Exclusive Look At Dreadnought

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Science-Fiction Weekly – An Exclusive Look At Dreadnought

If you're a PlayStation 4 owner, a starship has your name on it in Dreadnought's open beta, available now through the digital shop. I spent the last hour firing rocket barrages at other players (and accidentally into the far reaches of space), and can't recommend it enough. Dreadnought is slow moving, yet just as intense as any shooter you'll find on the market. In 20 minutes, you'll get a good read on whether this unique multiplayer experience is worth your time. If you were in the closed beta, you may want to jump back in to check out the wealth of new maps (including two brand new ones) and PS4 Pro support.

If you are reading this column, I'm guessing most of you are on board with this game. The good people over at Grey Box have given us another deep dive into Dreadnought's lore and universe building. Below are details on the two new maps, and yet another Hero Class vessel: