Last Week in Gaming – July 2, 2019

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Ever wonder what you missed in the world of gaming last week? No worries – we’ve got you covered!

We read a ton of video game articles each week and wanted to share some of our favorites with the Average Gamer community. We’ll feature everything from previews to reviews and everything in between.

The articles we share will be from a combination of well-known sources (like IGN) and more niche blogs that you may not have heard of. In the previous TAG Roundup post, we talked about Super Mario BR, Apex Legends, Harry Potter and more!

Last week was jam-packed with E3 news (check out a comprehensive review here) so we’ll just touch on some of the lesser-discussed topics. Without further ado, let’s jump into last week in gaming.

LEGO Overwatch Sets – Game Informer

Even though I’ve been mostly occupied by Apex Legends, I’ll probably always be an Overwatch fan. I also haven’t bought LEGOs in a couple decades, but this merchandise is too cool to ignore.

The most recent additions to the product line are Junkrat and Wrecking Ball. Each set is pretty pricey, but it’s well worth it if you want to add some swag to your game room.

Junkrat 1
Roadhog 1
Roadhog 2
Roadhog 3
Roadhog 4
Wrecking Ball 1
Wrecking Ball 2
Wrecking Ball 3
Wrecking Ball 4
Things You Should No About Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – Venturebeat

From the creators of Pokemon Go comes a geo-based Harry Potter game. I downloaded it last week but still haven’t played, mostly because of how complicated it looks. My wife assures me that it’s less daunting than it appears, but, again, Apex is life.

This guide has some helpful tips on getting started, breaking things down into manageable chunks so newbies aren’t overwhelmed. Battling things are more involved than catching Pokemon, but the mechanism is straightforward.

N64 on HDTVs! – IGN

Everyone loves the N64. If you don’t love the N64, you can leave. Immediately.

It’s possible to plug your N64 into one of those new age high-def TV boxes, but the picture will be fuzzy. EON 64 is your solution for this. 

This is another expensive accessory that a select few will actually pay for. You can buy one for $149.99 plus shipping from Castlemania Games.

PS Plus Games for July – Mobile Syrup

This month, PS Plus members will get PES 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo.

I’ve always been a FIFA fan myself, but the launch trailer for PES has me pretty hyped. I’m especially excited to try the MyClub mode and start my own football dynasty.

Horizon Chase Turbo has a Cruisin’ USA vibe to it that I really like. It also features some old school racing music that is reminiscent of your favorite 90s arcade racers.

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Super Mario Maker 2 Review – CNET

Super Mario Maker was a hit when it was released on the Wii U in 2015. It’s Switch predecessor has been making waves recently, receiving stellar reviews from critics.

The game has profound network effects where the more creators there are, the more valuable the game becomes to players. Simultaneously, the more players there are, the more creators are attracted to the platform.

TLDR:

  • Get a stylus
  • The online community is great
  • Making levels is tough
  •  There should absolutely be a Zelda Maker in the future

That’s All For Now

There were plenty of other highlights from last week but these ones really stood out. Be sure to check in next time to read about video game current events. 

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