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Batterystaple Games, the developers behind the Mega Man X inspired 20XX, have a new game on the horizon. 30XX is poised to take the series to new heights on PC and consoles in 2021. It will make its first appears at PAX East 2020.

30XX builds on the foundation laid by 20XX with new features that include a new art style, new game mechanics, and new combat options for both Nina and Ace.

The “hi-bit” art style is from Glauber Kotaki who was responsible for the gorgeous art in Rogue Legacy and Chasm. These are games that evoke the look and feel of 16-bit era without the limitations on color and detail.

30XX will also include new gameplay mechanics to help keep things interesting. “Memoria” is an in game currency that you collect during your runs. You can spend it on skill boosts, to get a glimpse at the challenges coming later in the stage, or to alter the stage itself! This sounds like a great way to reward players for making multiple runs and could help players recover from a bad start to keep a run going longer.

Nina and Ace are back for more adventure, but this time they will have separate move sets to make the experience of playing as each character distinct. Nina also has a new “power fusion” system that lets her combine the different powers she gets from beating level guardians. Ace will, instead, have a set of “techniques” that he can use to build interesting combos that will help him deal more damage and explore the different stages.

2021 is pretty far away, but I think it will be worth the wait!

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So. You have a Nintendo Switch. You’ve got all the important games: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart Deluxe, etc. Here are some suggestions for more games to play that won’t break the bank!

Fortnite

(FYI Fortnite is a free to play game which is why I’m including it for  under $20. The above bundle is actually $30 and includes a bunch of different stuff.)

It’s really impossible to talk about inexpensive games on the Nintendo Switch without addressing the fortress sized elephant in the room. Fortnite is free. And it is everywhere. Chances are very good that your kid has been bugging you to play Fortnite for a while if they aren’t playing it already. The Switch is a great place to play it.

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is a farming simulator with a LOT of extras.  There is a dungeon with randomly generated floors full of loot and an abandoned community center that you rebuild through offerings to tiny beings that live there. Fishing is just about the best part of the game with a simple yet challenging minigame. Like many other games in the genre, you can court citizens in town and spend whole seasons looking for a specific item. This is a great game to get lost in and is a steal at $19.99 on the Switch.

Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight is a side-scrolling action platformer, with many items to find and powers to unlock. This game easily can take 40-50 hours to complete with the expansive map and numerous bosses. You take on the role of a mask-wearing beetle (I’m not entirely sure what he is) wielding a nail to take out the foes that are encroaching your town.

This is a very difficult game, but there is a lot of content here to keep you coming back. Completing challenges is a big part of the draw here and there is a LOT of content to explore.

The Messenger

Simply put… The Messenger is a modern response to the Ninja Gaiden series from the NES era. Sabotage Studio is a team full of people who love that game and have gone out of their way to show their reverence in game form.

It isn’t an easy game, but the experience is well worth the effort. The soundtrack alone is worth spending time with the game. But, exploring the different levels AND playing with the time travel mechanics are rewarding.

This is definitely a game that needs to be on your radar.

Wizard of Legend

Wizard of Legend is an amazing cooperative combat game. It is also the best Avatar: The Last Airbender game ever made. You play as a wizard who use various elemental spells to travel through mazes and battle monsters. This is a challenging game for sure, but dying is part of the fun!

Might Gunvolt Burst

Mighty Gunvolt Burst

Mighty Number 9 was a pretty big disappointment. I know our house had high expectations that it would help fill in the gaps that Mega Man’s absence left behind. All was not lost though. Mighty Gunvolt Burst is a crossover game that includes Both Beck from Mighty Number 9, but also the hero from Azure Striker Gunvolt. This is a simple,  inexpensive game that delivers on all of the promises that Mighty Number 9 made.

Picross S / Picross S2

Picross S Link

Picross S2 Link

Picross is a great puzzle game for people who are on the go. It is easy to pick up and learn, but hard to master. Picross S1 is a steal for the price and you can get both S1 and S2 for under $20. If you are a fan of puzzle games I would recommend that you get this game!

Yoku’s Island Express

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In Yoku’s Island Express, you play Yoku, a dung beetle and the new postmaster to the island Mokumana. During your platforming journey, you will meet many colorful settings and characters. But there is a catch, unlike most platformers, your main character can’t jump. Instead, you traverse the world using pinball-like paddles to get around. Yoku has a fairly short campaign, clocking in around 6 hours.

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People buy a lot of games. That can make it incredibly challenging for those of us that want to buy cool games for the gamers in our lives. Fortunately, every console (including PC) has a subscription subscription service. These make “practical” gifts that will always be appreciated.

These services  can all be purchased for various lengths of time to accommodate your budget. You don’t even need to worry about whether they are subscribed or not. `You can purchase a subscription card for them and the time will be added to the end of their existing subscription!

Take a look at the options below to see what you might need!

PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus is a subscription service for PlayStation that is required in order to play online multiplayer games over the PlayStation Network. The service also includes periodic discounts on digital purchases through the PlayStation Network. It also includes a suite of free PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, PlayStation  Vita, and PlayStation VR games that are available for free each month.

(We wrote a parent’s guide for PlayStation Plus. Take a look here for a full explanation!)

PlayStation Now

PlayStation Now (PSNow) is a Netflix-esque streaming service for PlayStation 4 and PC. Subscribers have unlimited access to stream a collection of PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games over the internet on their PlayStation 4 console or PC.

Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass is a service that allows unlimited downloads of a wide range of games on the Xbox One for a relatively low monthly fee.

We wrote a parent’s guide to Xbox Game Pass. Take a look here for a full explanation!)

Xbox Live Gold

Xbox Live Gold is a subscription service for Xbox that is required in order to play online multiplayer games over Xbox Live. The service also includes periodic discounts on digital purchases through the Xbox Marketplace. It also includes a suite of free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games that are available for free each month.

(We wrote a parent’s guide to this service. Take a look here for a full explanation!)

EA Access

EA Access is an Xbox One exclusive subscription service run by Electronic Arts that gives subscribers early access to EA games, discounts on digital purchases, and access to the “EA Vault.”

(We wrote a parent’s guide to this service. Take a look here for a full explanation!)

EA Origins Access

Origins Access is a PC subscription service run by Electronic Arts that gives subscribers early access to EA games, discounts on digital purchases, and access to the “Origins Vault.”

(We wrote a parent’s guide to this service. Take a look here for a full explanation!)

Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch online is a service that allows online multiplayer for Nintendo Switch games as well as cloud saves, and a suite of NES games.

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This week Stephen and Amanda come together to chat about the E3 2019 Schedule and to Celebrate Minecraft’s 10th birthday!!

This podcast was produced in partnership with SuperParent.com

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Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are going to be released between May 19th and May 25th.

Monday, May 20th


Fission Superstar X- Xbox One
World Soccer- Switch

Tuesday, May 21st


Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland- PS4, PC, Switch
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse- Switch
Everybody’s Golf VR- PS4
Oculus Quest Headset
Team Sonic Racing- PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
The Last Door: Complete Edition- Xbox One
Tt Isle of Man: Riding on the Edge- Switch
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Story: Episode 1- Oculus Quest

Wednesday, May 22nd


Gunlord X- Switch
Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God- Xbox One

Thursday, May 23rd


Heroine Anthem Zero: Episode 1- Switch
My Lovely Daughter- Switch
Star Sky- Switch
Wonder Boy Returns Remix- Switch

Friday, May 24th


American Fugitive- Xbox One, Switch
Back in 1995- Switch
Hungry Baby: Party Treats- Switch
Skelly Selest- Switch
Super Tennis Blast- Switch

For the Grown-ups


Assassin’s Creed III Remastered- PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch (Tuesday, May 21st)
Resident Evil- Switch (Tuesday, May 21st)
Resident Evil 0- Switch (Tuesday, May 21st)
Resident Evil Origins Collection- Switch (Tuesday, May 21st)
Resident Evil 4- Switch (Tuesday, May 21st)


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Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are going to be released between May 12th and May 18th.

Sunday, May 12th


Car Trader- Switch

Tuesday, May 14th


Cytus Alpha- Switch
Evil Defenders- Switch
Redout- Switch
Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder- Switch

Wednesday, May 15th


Feudal Alloy- Xbox One
Undead Horde- Xbox One, Switch

Thursday, May 16th


39 Days to Mars- Switch
Bubsy: Paws on Fire- PS4
Castlevania Anniversary Collection- PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Koral- Switch
Octogeddon- Switch

Friday, May 17th


Devious Dungeons 2: Switch
Steven Universe: Save the Light & OK K.O.: Let’s Play Heroes Combo- PS4, Xbox One, Switch

For the Grownups


Rage 2- PS4, Xbox One, PC (Tuesday, May 14th)


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Here are all the video game releases that have been rated E-T by the ESRB that will be released between May 5th and May 11th.

Monday, May 6th


Brief Battles- Xbox One

Tuesday, May 7th


Car Mechanic Manager- Switch
European Conqueror X- Switch
Puyo Puyo Champions- PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Shakedown: Hawaii- PS4, PC, Switch, Vita

Wednesday, May 8th


Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Deadly Business- Xbox One
Legend of the Tetrarchs- Xbox One
Meow Motors- Switch

Thursday, May 9th


Ascendance- Xbox One, Switch
DragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of Time- Xbox One
For the King- Switch
Frang: Dragons’ Odyssey- Switch
Lost Artifacts: Soulstone- Switch
MachiKnights: Blood Bagos- Switch
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows- Switch
Monster Puzzle- Switch
Super Space Serpent SE- Switch

Friday, May 10th


Blazing Beaks- Switch
Dragon Pinball- Switch
Lovecraft’s Untold Stories- Switch
My Big Sister- Switch
Reverse Crawl- Switch

For the Grownups


Yakuza Kiwami 2- PC (Thursday, May 9th)
Saint’s Row: The Third Full Package- Switch (Friday, May 10th)

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Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that will be released between April 28th and May 4th.

Sunday, April 28th


Ultrawings- Switch

Monday, April 29th


Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark- Xbox One

Tuesday, April 30th


Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age- Switch
OPUS Collection: The Day We Found Earth + Rocket of Whispers- Switch

Wednesday, May 1st


Crashbots- Xbox One, Switch
Puzzle Herder- Switch
Table Top Racing: World Tour Nitro Edition- Switch

Thursday, May 2nd


Duck Game- Switch
Giga Wrecker Alt.- Xbox One, Switch
HexaGravity- Switch
Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut- Switch
The Swords of Ditto: Mormo’s Curse- Switch
Venture Kid- Switch

Friday, May 3rd


Black Paradox- Switch
Gyro Boss DX- Switch
Hellmut: The Badass from Hell- Switch
Shadows of Adam- Switch
Xtreme Club Racing- Switch

For the Grownups


Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes DLC #2- Switch (Tuesday, April 30th)

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This week Stephen and Amanda come together to chat about The new PS5 details, The Xbox One S All Digital Edition, and rumors about new Switches coming later this year.

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Here are all the video game releases rated E-T by the ESRB that are going to be released between April 21st and April 27th.

Monday, April 22nd


Ding Dong XL- Switch
Robox- Switch

Tuesday, April 23rd


Beyond Enemy Lines: Covert Operations- Switch
Cytus Alpha- Switch

Wednesday, April 24th


Deponia- Switch
Theatre Tales- Switch

Thursday, April 25th


Aggelos- Switch
Death Coming- Switch
Homo Machina- Switch
Joe Jump Impossible Quest- Switch
Lost King’s Lullaby- Switch
Picross S3- Switch
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech- Switch
Type: Rider- Switch
Vandals- Switch

Friday, April 26th


Box Boy! + Box Girl!- Switch
Dig Dog- Switch
Hotel Dracula- Switch
Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands- Switch
Ugly Dolls: An Imperfect Adventure- PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Zeroptian Invasion- Switch

Saturday, April 27th


GoatPunks- Switch

For the Grown-Ups


Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen- Switch (Tuesday, April 23rd)
Mortal Kombat 11- PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch (Tuesday, April 23rd)
Days Gone- PS4 (Friday, April 26th)

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