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Opinions, Insight, and Analysis. AFK Style for all to enjoy and contribute. Contact Sloppy Beef (admin) if you’re interested in contributing and being a part of this movement. These articles are intended to be for the insightful, educated, and mature gaming audience.

Here’s Why Gas Nades in Battlefield 1 Need to be Nerfed

by Chris Wang, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author In a nutshell it’s because they are simply too ‘broken’. Yes, that’s right. You heard me correctly there. They are…too broken and too OP. And here’s why: Their area-of-effect is annoying to deal with: So basically you run around and you run around and you run around until all of a sudden you see your screen turning all puke green or until you see the gas on your screen before you actually start seeing that distinctive green hue coming all over your vision that means that you’re already in its area of effect.   The problem with this …

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Nintendo Switch: Nintendo’s Niche

by Edwin Tran, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author The most recent Nintendo Direct was placed in a background of gaming buzzwords. Hype, anticipation, and a mix between worry and optimism seemed to have hung in the air as many around the world waited for Nintendo’s announcements, specifically regarding the next generation console, the Nintendo Switch. Yet, what unfolded was in many ways, a divisive conference. Beyond petty complaints of poor translation, deeper issues surfaced. News regarding game release dates and the lack of region locking did little to stem anger over points like paid online, high controller cost, and a …

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Project Scorpio versus Playstation 4 Pro

By Jeffrey Vadala PhD, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author This generation the big console manufacturers have done something different. They are releasing slightly upgraded systems after their flagships have only been on the market for a few years. This article discusses this new trend, the Playstation 4 Pro and the Xbox Project Scorpio. Given that the Playstation 4 Pro was released last fall, this article serves as an “aftermath piece.” Cutting past the original Christmas season hype, I assess what Sony really gave us in the PS4 Pro and compare this to what we know about Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Scorpio. …

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Virtual Reality: From Gaming to Good

by Dalton Seniff, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Virtual reality has the ability to completely immerse you in a medium, like no other technology before this. When talking about video games, the number one priority for developers is often immersion. If a developer can sweep you up in a game, and get you involved in its world, they’ve won. It only makes sense that a developer looking for immersion into their game would enable the support of virtual reality, and want as many people as possible to utilize it. With upcoming immersive VR-enhanced games such as Star Citizen, it’s easy to …

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Introduction to the Amazon Voice Products , The Echo, The Dot and The Tap

By Emily Dalrymple, Gaming News Daily Contributing Author The Amazon Echo The Amazon Echo can easily be mistaken for a Bluetooth speaker. While you can use it as one, there is more it can do than its appearance portrays. The Echo is a personal digital assistant. And it’s powered by Alexa, which lives in the cloud and is maintained by Amazon. Alexa can read news, control smart devices, order products online, play music, and more. Because Alexa lives in the cloud, she must stay connected to a Wi-Fi network. (If you were thinking of using a wired connection, you are …

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Can the Switch Succeed or Will These Flaws Finally Sink Nintendo’s ship?

by Jeffrey Vadala PhD “The Digital Anthropologist”, Gaming News Daily Contributing Author The Nintendo switch looks like a potentially groundbreaking new portable/home console hybrid. Its daring design may bring Nintendo success or it may finally sink Nintendo’s sinking ship. Given that the Wii U was a critical failure for Nintendo the Switch’s success is even more important. Issues with the Switch could sink Nintendo forcing it out of the console business like Sega. The issues related to the Switch’s striking hybrid nature, its graphical horsepower (or lack thereof), and its cart-based game delivery system are discussed here. What is the Switch? …

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Censorship in the Future of VR

by Drew Saylor Gamer News Daily Contributing Author After a short experience in VR everyone’s mind tends to wonder how real of an experience we can create. Virtual reality has nearly endless potential ranging from travel and real estate to education and training for the armed forces. How real could the experience of flying a plane or racing a Formula 1 car become? How could VR let you see the world or go far into the stars? However, how immersed should VR let you become in games like Battlefield, Call of Duty, and other realistic shooters? The concept of experiencing …

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Overwatch – This is Why Genji’s Ult Doesn’t Make Any Sense, is Underpowered, and Needs to be Buffed

First off, let me just first begin by saying that all you Genji haters can leave and get out of here. Ya ya we know that you hate Genji, and that you think that he’s the cheapest, most unfair character in the game. And that if you know how to play him you can totally dominate every game and solo the other team/carry your own team on your backs…and blah blah blah…and so on and so forth.. We all know that you get destroyed by Genjis a lot and you think that’s unfair and you have 101 different reason why he needs …

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Overwatch – Here’s Why Symmetra is OP as FUARKKKKKKK Right Now (Pt. 2)

If you missed the first installment, please see part 1 –> Here Now, on to part 2; I’m going to make this one a very simple one right now. The second reason why Symmetra is OP right now (in addition to her annoying ‘gun’) is because of her turrets! OK like seriously! Those things are unbelievably OP right now! First let’s talk about them a little bit. Here’s their stats and stuff: 25 DPS 10 meter range 1 HP -25% movement speed Now by themselves they’re not much of a big deal, but once you realize that not only does their damage stack on …

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Overwatch – Here’s Why Symmetra is OP as FUARKKKKKKK Right Now (Pt. 1)

Is #Symmetra OP? (the answer is “yes”) OK so by now we’ve all seen, played with, and experience the pain/rage/pleasure of Symmetra’s changes to #Overwatch. Now obviously the Symmetra mains are celebrating like it’s the next best thing since sliced bread. Ya well that’s because you guys suck at aiming and your guy does enough damage where even the noobest of the noobz can actually destroy pretty much anyone (up to and including the stronger tanks like D.Va and Roadhog, et. al), and kill them with not only ease but blaringly fast speed and time. Take offense as much as you’d like, but it’s …

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