Author: Nader Kachmar

Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

UNIVERSAL GAMING CONTROLLER FOR ANDROID (XBOX)

  • Clickable Analog Thumbsticks
  • Universal Fit
  • Ultra-Low Latency Gameplay

MAKE YOUR MOVE
Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

Bring your A-game anytime, anywhere. Introducing a universal mobile gaming controller that fits most smartphone devices, designed to bring console-level control to your on-the-go gaming. With this controller by your side, wherever you go, victory will follow.

CLICKABLE ANALOG THUMBSTICKS
Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

Refine your aim and execution with a familiar console controller experience that provides tactile feedback, supported by an array of face and bumper buttons, as well as a D-pad for extra inputs.

UNIVERSAL FIT
Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

The universal mobile controller’s flexible design allows it to be stretched and clamped on most phones, providing a secure hold that’ll never come loose while you game.

ULTRA-LOW LATENCY GAMEPLAY
Razer Kishi for Android (Xbox)

Because it connects directly to your device’s charging port, this mobile controller is able to provide instant button response for smooth, seamless control.


For more info & to order here: https://www.razer.com/

GameSwap Atari

Atari’s New PC / Console Hybrid

AN ICON, REIMAGINED

GameSwap Atari
Atari® returns to the living room with the Atari VCS™ — a completely modern gaming and video computer system, blending the best of consoles and PCs to delight a whole new generation of gamers and creators.

PLAY
GameSwap Atari

Discover new and classic games on Atari’s new open platform, powered by AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Graphics Technology.

STREAM
GameSwap Atari
Watch your favorite web-based streaming videos and entertainment, and play games at up to 4K resolution and 60fps.*

CREATE
GameSwap Atari

Develop new TV-based games and apps for yourself, your family, or to share with the Atari VCS community.

CONNECT
GameSwap Atari

Atari’s first connected device opens new possibilities to play with friends and publish your creations as part of an expansive community of gamers, fans and devs.

THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

ATARI VCS 800 SYSTEM
GameSwap Atari

The Atari VCS 800 All In Bundle includes the Atari VCS 800 System, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller. Featuring an AMD Ryzen processor and 8GB upgradeable RAM. Expand the storage of your Atari VCS and unlock PC Mode with any USB drive.

ATARI CLASSIC JOYSTICK
GameSwap Atari

Engineered in partnership with PowerA, Atari’s iconic joystick is reborn as the new VCS Classic Joystick with features like rumble, LED light effects and a 2nd fire button to give retro gaming new life. Bluetooth® wireless, rechargeable, and PC/mobile compatible. Compatible with PC and Android systems.

ATARI MODERN CONTROLLER
GameSwap Atari

Engineered in partnership with PowerA, the all new Atari VCS Modern Controller is designed for full-featured modern PC gameplay. Bluetooth® wireless, rechargeable, and PC/mobile compatible. Compatible with PC and Android systems.


Pre-order here: https://atarivcs.com

Playstation Plus

Sony PlayStation Plus Celebrates 10th Year With 3 Free Games in July 2020

Playstation Plus

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of PlayStation Plus on PS3, ushering in paid multiplayer services and monthly downloadable games for subscribers. To celebrate, July 2020’s offerings are as strong as last month, with NBA 2K20 and Rise of the Tomb Raider headlining.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

  Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider initially launched as a timed-exclusive on Xbox One, but came to PS4 a year afterward as the 20th Anniversary Celebration with additional content. It’s the second in Crystal Dynamic’s reboot trilogy, picking up with Lara Croft as she becomes more comfortable with her tomb-raiding adventures. Taking place in a snowy Siberia, the game manages to still look striking today, and is fondly remembered as the strongest of the three in the series.

2
NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 is the most recent installment in the annual basketball series, which makes it a strong addition to the lineup given that we’re still a few months out from its replacement.

3
Erica

Erica PS4

Erica is the third offering for PS Plus in July and shouldn’t be overlooked. Originally designed around Sony’s PlayLink (which would allow players to control games with their smartphones, like the Jackbox Party Packs), Erica is a narrative adventure game that plays more like a film with minor interaction from the player.


Source & Credit: https://www.gamespot.com

GameSwap Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The 10 Strongest Anime Cards That Will Never Be Printed

GameSwap Yu-Gi-Oh!

Here are 10 cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime that are too overpowered to ever be printed.

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Current Corruption Virus

In both the card game and the anime, the easiest way of beating an opponent is frequently to stop them from playing at all. For the small price of a single, if specific, tribute, Current Corruption Virus wipes out all monster effects on the opponent’s field and in their hand for three turns.

It also reduces all their current monsters’ Attack Point values to zero, meaning they can’t even attempt to get any damage out of their negated board. Sadly, being a trap card means it’s pretty slow to use, but it remains an easy game-winner if a player resolves it.

9
Judgment Arrows

In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Link and Pendulum monsters are balanced by only being summonable from the Extra Deck to certain zones on the field: the initial Extra Monster Zone, or additional zones that a Link Monster’s arrows point to. This means players who want to summon multiple monsters of this type need to set up their boards with specific combos and monsters.

Judgment Arrows, for no cost to the player, lets them skip all of that setup and get three free new Extra Monster Zones plus a damage boost to any Link Monsters in those zones. A card that nullifies an entire game mechanic will probably never see print.

8
Chaos End Ruler – Ruler Of The Beginning And The End

Chaos End Ruler is a very interesting card, as it is a hybrid of and reference to two of the earlieast overpowered cards in the actual card game. With an easy summoning condition of banishing one Light Warrior Monster and one Dark Fiend Monster from your own GY, the card’s 3500 Attack Points alone are enough to want to use the card in the Chaos decks it was made for.

Its effect of banishing every card in the opponent’s hand, field, and GY and then dealing 500 damage for every card banished is exactly why that will never be legal.

7
Rose Shaman

Rose Shaman’s effect is as simple as it is broken: During either player’s turn, the player holding it can send it from their hand or field to the GY to draw one card. While it may not sound too terrifying, simple and free draws have been shown to be the easiest way to absolutely break the card game wide open, more so in modern Yu-Gi-Oh! decks than in earlier versions of the game.

With many cards on the official Forbidden/Limited List right now due to their ability to provide draws, a card as easy to abuse as Rose Shaman will never be added to the physical card game.

6
Card Of Desperation

Drawing three cards only to send the rest of the deck to the GY might seem like asking to lose, but many popular decks both at the tournament level and among more casual fans can gain a lot of use out of having that many cards in their GY.

With potentially eight cards in the hand and thirty or more in the GY, many decks can use that starting point to launch extravagant, game-winning combos that don’t care about not having any cards to draw later.

5
Beastborg Medal Of The Crimson Chain

This card can only be used in its own, anime exclusive, “Beastborg” deck but that doesn’t make it any less powerful. If a player does control a “Beastborg” monster, and their opponent summons a monster from their Extra Deck, this card allows them to completely neutralize that monster’s effect and ability to battle, while also completely locking the opponent out of summoning any more monsters or using any Spell or Trap Cards.

Such a total and hard-to-break lockdown is enough to be sure that, even if the other “Beastborg” cards eventually make their way to the real game, this card will remain anime exclusive.

4
Roll Of Fate

Rolling a six-sided die and then drawing cards equal to the result is at worst a basic one-for-one trade of losing this card and drawing one card, while at best it’s gaining an absolutely absurd six new cards for the cost of a single spell card. Even the post-draw downside of banishing cards from the top of the deck equal to the amount the player just drew is so minor it wouldn’t give any player pause before using such a powerful draw spell.

While the repeated use of it is limited by that downside, rolling even a single six would give a player everything they need to win the duel.

3
Pillager

Pillager is another effect as simple as it is devastating. Look at the opponent’s hand and steal one card from it. On a casual level, this is a quick and easy way to deny an opponent a valuable card. On a competitive level, where common generic cards are run in multiple decks all the time, it’s a powerful way of both denying that opponent a card while gaining a useful tool for use by the player using it.

Cards that mess with the opponent’s hand are infamously unpopular with both players and Konami’s own Forbidden/Limited list, so it’s unlikely a card this strong would ever be released in the modern-day.

2
Magician’s Library

The Yu-Gi-Oh! card game is filled with strong, generic, and frequently Limited Spell Cards that are only held back by not being easily searchable. Magician’s Library, and its effect to add any Spell Card to its user’s hand with no cost, is an instant combo starter for the hundreds of decks that rely on those cards.

As a comparison, the only card in the real game that matches that level of search power requires banishing the entire hand of the player who uses it and forbids that player from setting any Spells or Traps face down on the field the turn they use it.

1
Number IC1000: Numeronius Numeronia

A monster with 100,000 Attack Points that wins the game automatically if the opponent doesn’t attack into it is already broken enough to never see print. Add on an easy summoning condition, protection from destruction, and the ability to negate the attack of any monster that did somehow gain enough power to defeat it in battle and you have a perfect card for an end-of-series anime boss. However, it’s a terrible card for the health of the real-life card game. It is a solid contender for the most broken card in any Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, ever.


Source & Credit: https://www.cbr.com

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega releases Sonic the Hedgehog taiyaki to celebrate it’s 60th years!

Sega, established in 1960, is celebrating its 60th anniversary with something we can all get a bite on!

Sonic the Hedgehog

They’ve decided to release a new type and flavor of taiyaki — a fish-shaped cake traditionally filled with custard or red bean paste — designed to look like one of its most popular and classic characters: Sonic the Hedgehog.

▼ The front of the taiyaki…

Sonic the Hedgehog

▼ …and the back of the taiyaki!

Sonic the Hedgehog

They’re available for 300 yen per cake (CAN$3.83) only at Sega no Taiyaki shops (1 Chome-10-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan)  in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro and Akihabara neighborhoods. If you are planning to visit Japan anytime soon, make sure to stop by and get a taste of the new Sonic the Hedgehog taiyaki!


Source & Credit: https://soranews24.com

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GameSwap Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch Tournament!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch Tournament!

CURRENTLY ON HOLD!

GameSwap will be hosting a Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) Tournament!

Location:
1601 Birchmount Rd. Scarborough, ON M1P 2H5

The Entry fee will be $5 dollars.
(Minimum 8 players)
Sign ups start at 4:00pm

The prizes will be as follows:
– First prize $20 dollar store credit
– Second prize $10 Dollar store credit
– Third prize $5 Dollar store credit
*Prizes can increase depending on Attendance

These prizes are subject to change, the more people play, the bigger the prize!

The Tournament format will be double elimination, but can be adjusted if needed be.

There will be 2 TV’s Available and 2 Switch consoles available as well as 2 GameCube controller adapters. Please bring your own controllers, and if you are using an original GameCube controller please bring your own adapter or make arrangements with someone else that is attending if you do not have one.

We are also not allowing the use of amiibos.

The Rules will are as follows and can be adjusted:

Best of 3 (WFs/LFs/GFs = Best of 5)
– 3 stock
– no items
– 8 minute rounds
– smash meter off
[other rules such as stages will be TBD as well as following the Ontario Smash rule-set when it is available]

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GameSwap D&D Thursdays

D&D Thursdays

CURRENTLY ON HOLD!

Every Thursday, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
GameSwap (1601 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario)

Maximum entries: 6 players
GameSwap will be hosting D&D nights every Thursday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. The module that we’ll be running is ‘Descent into Avernus’ characters will be created using either Point Buy or Standard Array. Characters will be created as 1st level adventurers at store location. Please show up 15 minutes early on January 2nd to accommodate the process.

“Descent Into Avernus is a module for four to six players, with content that spans levels one through 13. Unlike some other recent books from publisher Wizards of the Coast, it feels very much like a complete experience tailored to groups that are starting out fresh. I’m not saying that you can’t try to pillage the module for spare parts in the hopes of shoehorning sections, or even entire chapters, into your ongoing campaign. It just might be more trouble than its worth.”

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GameSwap Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

Yu-Gi-Oh! Wednesdays OTS

CURRENTLY ON HOLD!

Every Wednesday, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
GameSwap (1601 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario)

Format: Swiss
Type: Open Tier
Maximum entries: 8 players
Prizes for first, second, third and forth place
Click here for GameSwap events