Conan's Aaron Bleyaert Shares His Top Five Favorite Games

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We recently spoke with Conan's Aaron Bleyaert about the segment he frequently appears in, Clueless Gamer, how he figured out one of the few things Conan didn't know anything about, and what it's like to be a celebrity in Korea. You can find all of that in the latest issue of the magazine and in an upcoming podcast interview. Another thing we talked about, however, was his five favorite games. Below, in alphabetical order, you will find quotes from Bleyaert about what he considers to be his favorite games and why.

BraidI love games where it showed me something new, or affected me in some way. Braid was amazing. That was a game that just absolutely blew my mind and I was like, “Wow! I didn’t know storytelling in a game could affect me the way it did.” The end of Braid was incredibly soul-crushing and amazing. That was a moment that stands up against any movie I’ve seen or book I’ve read. That was absolutely incredible.

Test Chamber – Driving A Jeep And Shooting Dudes For 20 Minutes In Uncharted 4

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Test Chamber – Driving A Jeep And Shooting Dudes For 20 Minutes In Uncharted 4

We recently got a chance to play through 20 minutes of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and you can now experience what we experienced.

This section takes place around the halfway point of the game, and features Nathan Drake, his brother Sam, and Sully on a road trip in Madagascar. We get a good look at driving the jeep through Uncharted 4's large levels, see some of the new mechanics that help Nathan stay stealthier, and use the Jeep's winch to make our way through the environment.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's Den got a small delay recently, but it's planned for release on May 10 on PlayStation 4.

Chronicles – Watch Our Dark Souls III Death March

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Chronicles – Watch Our Dark Souls III Death March

The Dark Souls franchise continues with a powerful third entry into the world of dark, demanding fantasy action. Join Daniel Tack, Andrew Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, and Javy Gwaltney in an epic game of "pass the sticks" as they attempt to conquer fantastic environments and towering bosses in From Software's latest ashen wasteland. Be aware that there may be spoilers as we move from episode to episode.

Will the crew finish? Will they smash controllers in frustration? Or will the team find new strength and resolve to persevere in the face of relentless and uncaring foes? Will the team go the extra mile and complete the game or go hollow as they bash against the endless tides of freakish minions? Find out on Chronicles: Dark Souls III edition. And look out for the next episode tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. CT!

Check out our review of Dark Souls III here.

Chronicles – Watch Our Dark Souls III Death March

about X hours ago from
Chronicles – Watch Our Dark Souls III Death March

The Dark Souls franchise continues with a powerful third entry into the world of dark, demanding fantasy action. Join Daniel Tack, Andrew Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, and Javy Gwaltney in an epic game of "pass the sticks" as they attempt to conquer fantastic environments and towering bosses in From Software's latest ashen wasteland. Be aware that there may be spoilers as we move from episode to episode.

Will the crew finish? Will they smash controllers in frustration? Or will the team find new strength and resolve to persevere in the face of relentless and uncaring foes? Will the team go the extra mile and complete the game or go hollow as they bash against the endless tides of freakish minions? Find out on Chronicles: Dark Souls III edition. And look out for the next episode tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. CT!

Check out our review of Dark Souls III here.

Eight Video Game Franchises That Make Sense For VR

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Eight Video Game Franchises That Make Sense For VR

No more waiting; VR is finally here. Except we are still waiting – waiting for some games that we’d really like to play with our new toys. The Rift and Vive both have some novel launch experiences, but they are a far cry from the system-selling titles that gamers are used to seeing year-in and year-out on other platforms. While you wait for the libraries on the Vive and Rift to expand, let’s dream about which some established franchises we’d like to see make the move to VR.

This feature was originally published on March 29, 2016.

X-WingEve: Valkyrie has already established that space-based shooters work really well in VR, so we’d like to see the king of space shooters make the plunge. Sure, we’ve done the Death Star trench run a million times in games at this point, but VR finally allows us to relive those epic space fights as we always dreamed we would.

Replay – Curse: Eye of Isis

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Replay – Curse: Eye of Isis

Curse: Eye of Isis was already shown during an episode of Replay as a Roulette game following a lengthy look at The Thing. The episode, which aired in 2011, never sat well with me, as I didn't feel we gave Curse a proper look. This happens all of the time on Replay. Some games don't get the best first look. With five years behind eyes, and a different crew to take a "first look" at the game, I figured we'd give Curse another look. It always hit me as a survival horror game that had a different vibe. The haunted museum angle also seemed cool. It turns out I wasn't wrong. You'll have to let us know what you think of the game after this viewing. The Replay crew wants to see more from it.

And following a crazy commercial break (seriously watch this one), we move on to the second round of the Super Replay Showdown which pits Javy Gwaltney against Brian Shea, and Jeff Cork against me. The winner of both rounds moves on to the finals. The victor of that battle next week gets to select a Super Replay game of their choice. And that Super Replay will begin just weeks after the Showdown concludes.

Miitomo Is Super Dumb, And I Can't Put It Down

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Miitomo Is Super Dumb, And I Can't Put It Down

Yesterday, Nintendo released Miitomo, its first app for iOS and Android. It's an incredibly silly hybrid of Mii maker, messaging app, and quiz generator. I've already spent way too much time playing around with it, so I may as well give you a quick tour. Warning: Super dumb stuff ahead.

After downloading the app, you can either link your existing Nintendo ID to Miitomo or create a new account. If you're planning on taking advantage of Club Nintendo's successor, My Nintendo, it's worth linking. Some of the activities that you complete in Miitomo will earn you virtual coins, which can then be spent on Club Nintendo-style prizes. For example, you can outfit your Miitomo Mii in a Mario costume.

Once that's out of the way, you get to make a Mii. It's the same setup that you've seen since the Wii days, so don't expect anything surprising. Settled on a new face? Great! Then it's time to mess around with your voice settings and a quick personality-trait thing. Then your Mii moves into his (or hers, or its) new pad.