Video Game 30 Day Challenge: Day 6 – Favorite Games!

Happy Wednesay Players! Welcome to Day #6 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday a sneaky fence sold some of the video game worlds best weapons! Click here to find out which weapons were selected!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 6 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

Today we are tackling a question that is most likely in ALL video game challenges:

What is your favorite game?

 

I always have a hard time answering these questions because my interest in game change from time to time. So… I have a few games listed that are or have been my favorite at one time or another. Most of these titles may not be a surprise to you

 

Tropico 5 –

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Tropico 5 is probably my current favorite game that I am playing right now. Tropico 5 is a civilization building game where you are the President of a small island. You start in the Colonial Era where you are dependant on a larger country to extend your mandates and provide some financial assistance. You develop your island and progress through the Eras with increasing difficulty. Obstacles you may face are pirates raiding your island, hostiles, drought, disasters, military coups and rebel uprisings just to name a few. You have to balance your leadership with the well being of your people and make money in the process. It’s a great economic tool and you literally control EVERYTHING! Even how much your citizens are making! It’s super fun and super addicting!

 

Gears of War –

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Gears of War has made my list of Favorite Game before. This was one of my first Xbox 360 games and really the first time I engaged in the Online Multiplayer World (aside from Unreal Tournament). Following the Cogs and Locusts in their battle for supremacy, shotgunning enemies, using the torque bow to tag them and watch them explode. It’s gorey, but it’s great! Gears of War will always make my list of “Favorite Games.” I rant more about Gears of War here!

 

Modern Warfare 2

 

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Call of Duty was a passion of mines for a longgggg time. The very first midnight release that I’ve attended was the Modern Warfare 2 release. This is by far my favorite Call of Duty game of all time and of course had to make the list. I rant and rave about this and other COD titles in my Ranking’s Post. You can review them by clicking here!

 

Mario Kart –

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Mario Kart is a staple in many millenials’ lifetime. The original Mario Kart was fun but my favorite is Mario Kart 64. The Nintendo 64 is probably my favorite console of all time. MArio Kart 64 is sooo much fun and to this day I can play it for hours with my brother and friends. I would use Yoshi or Daisy if Yoshi isn’t available to rain down havok on the other karters. Favorite Stages are Wario Stadium, Bowser’s Castle and Koopa Troopa Beach!

 

Fable –

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I’ve ranted and raved about Fable many, many times. This is one of my favorite video games of all time. I loved the story, decision making system and abilities in this world. You can read more about my times with Fable by clicking here!

 

Civilization Revolution –

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Civ Rev is the strategy game by Sid Meier created for Xbox 360. It was my first experience with the Civilization games and I had so much fun playing it. Funny enough, I started playing the demo with a friend just to pass the time and fell in love with the series. Now I’m playing Civ V and Civ VI on PC and Civ Rev was the starting part in this adventure.

 

Oblivion-

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Finally to round out my favorite games Oblivion has to make the list. Oblivion was one of the 1st single player story games that I was able to play on Xbox 360. I was immersed in the world of Oblivion operating as a member of the Fighter’s Guild, Thieves Guild, Mages Guild and Dark Brotherhood while not losing my standing with any of my comrades. It was a great game and has truly made me appreciate RPG’s.

 

Those are my favorite video games! What are yours? Let’s talk favorites!

 

-Luna 🙂

Video Game Challenge: Day 5- Best Weapons!

Welcome Ladies, Gentlemen and Creatures to the Replay Thrift Shop & Emporium! Today we are featuring some of the greatest video game weapons from realms across the video game universe.

Choosing the right video game weapon can get you out of sticky situations. Whether you’re looking for a weapon to protect yourself, to slow down your friends or to just have fun, you can’t go wrong with some of the options I have procured on my video game travels.

Energy Sword from the Halo Franchise –

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If I’m going into a battle, I’d love to have the Energy Sword from Halo. This One-Hitter-Quitter weapon comes equipped with a jump and speed boost when using the weapon. Icons such as the Arbiter and Master Chief have mastered and elevated the Energy Sword in their battles. Taking home this sword will make you the most powerful and formittable character!

 

FLUDD –

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This pretty contraption hasn’t been used since 2002. I found this relic on an island battered and worn by the sun. After a few repairs and spitshine, I was able to restore the Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device once used by that famous plumber that we know and love, Mario in his Mario Sunshine days. The FLUDD is great for cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning, but you can also use the device to fly! That’s right, point the hose at the floor and you can seamlessly fly over obstacles. You can protect the planet from pollution and protect your feet from hurting with this nifty device.

 

Red Shell, Fire Flower and Star –

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Speaking of that plumber, I was also able to procure a Red Shell, Fire Flower and a rare Super Star from a vault beneath Peach’s Castle. Yes, I had to sneak passed a few guards and shimmy up a window seal, but the finds in this bundle was worth it! First I opened up a Question Mark Block and this beautiful Red Shell appeared. I know you fine players will have use for a shell that heat seeks the player in front of you.

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I’ve traveled the world and viewed exotic wildlife but the next treasure in this vault was something that took even my breath away. A rare Fire Flower! This beauty will allow you to become a fireball shooting fiend. The effects of this flower will last until you are wounded in battle so shoot wisely!

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The 3rd item found in the vault almost eluded me. I was packing up the shell and flower when a painting on the wall caught my eye. It was a Super Star painting, quite normal looking in fact. That is until I shone my flashlight over it and revealed the sparkles in the painting. That’s no ordinary paint. I reached into the painting and pulled out the authentic Super Star. Even touching it seemed to build me up with confidence and strength. I was skeptical about letting this one go, but rest assured your invincibility will come in handy on your many adventures… for a price that is. Keep in mind that this weapon ,while awesome, has a short life span so use it wisely.

 

Alright, that’s all of the products I have for today’s auction! Let’s open the phone lines and let the bidding begin! For the right price you can take home one of these priceless relics that will sure aid you in your next adventure. Who’s ready to bargain!

 

Which video game weapons would you choose? Would you make a bid for any of the items on sale? Thoughts on 5 finger discounted weapons? Let’s talk video games!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

Video Game Challenge: Day 4 – Toughest Bosses!

Happy Monday Players! It’s Day #4 of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Yesterday we talked about our favorite sidekicks and Tails took home the crown!  Click here to read the nominees!  You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 2 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

Today’s Question:

Day 4: What was the toughest boss that you had to face?

There have been plenty of tough bosses in the realm of video games. My first experience with the Dark Souls franchise quickly showed me that the world is a horrible and dark place for gamers lol.

Scorpion Robotnik-

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I remember playing Sonic Spinball as a kid and getting to the Scorpion Robotnik boss. I was sooo angry because I could never beat him. I’d either  die from the poison he would spray or fall all the way back down to the beginning of the level. As a kid this really made me mad because I couldn’t beat it so I did the only thing I could think of.. I called my older brother to beat the level for me lol. Sure enough Kenny made it easy by jumping inside of the Scorpion Robotnik and hitting him in the core. Pretty soon the boss’s tail broke off and it was a matter of time before I was propelled to the next section.

 

Elite Four Pokemon Fire Red –

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The Elite Four were hard for me to beat in my youth. I would try and beat them without using any revives or portions which didn’t work out too well in the beginning.

 

Jack of Blades-

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Jack of Blades in Fable was a boss that took me a while to beat. WithFable, you can’t move as fast as you would want so when you are in the midst of a combination move, the only thing to do is try to dodge if you miss your target. I would miss and get chopped up by Jack forcing me to rethink my strategies.

 

The boss I’m selecting for the hardest in my gaming career has to be Shao Khan from Mortal Kombat 2.

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Fighting games are super fun but I have to admit that I am not good at them. When you are facing the final boss in Mortal Kombat 2, I choked and could never beat him. As with previous mentions, I simply passed the controller to my brother who finished off the villain for me. I think my problem is that as a kid I used to just press buttons to find out how to do moves. I would remember the pattern of buttons that I would press and those would be my default moves. I never took the time to go to practice or exercise modes which show you the moves list. As I got older, I started going through the tedious task and became better at fighting games. If I can take on Shao Kahn now, I’m sure I would be the victor!

Tomorrow’s Question:

Day 5: If you can have a video game weapon, which would you choose?

 

What was the toughest boss that you had to face? Have you ever beaten them? Am I the only one passing the controller to my brother lol? Let’s talk video game bosses!

-Luna 🙂

GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition & The Winner is…

Happy Wednesday! It’s been a great (& busy) month to start off the year and our GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition comes to a close today. We have had 3 awesome participants building their own video game and I think that the responses were fantastic in each instance. At the end of Week 2 we had a tie for 1st place between Pix1001 from Shoot the Rookie and Daniel from Home Button. Flying Colours has been a great participant and mathematically locked in the 3rd Place prize. Let’s analyze each of the 3 participant’s video games and award the final points to determine the winner.

Flying Colours was the first participant and took a different path than the other 2. Colours placed their responses in the comments of each prompt and came up with a video game that I think is a superhero adventure. The main character was tall, dark and handsome with awesome abilities like flying (I see what you did there) and mind reading. In week 2 we meet a villain that is obsessed with power and control.

Pix1001 really piqued my interest the first week with the main character Osha that I really liked. Osha is a nerdy girl that wants to save the planet, not just it’s inhabitants, but the environment as well. Pix provided a very detailed description of the main character and the description was vivid enough to paint a picture in my head which was awesome! In week 2 Osha’s nemesis and the main villain of the gain was a political mastermind called Mira. Mira is an extremely intelligent villain that did not always start out as an evil mastermind. Mira seems to have become jaded with the way people in the world are and is planning to destroy everything and use the presious resources of the planet to escape to another world. A great villain is relatable and has a story that draws you in and feel as if Mira exemplifies those characteristics. Going into the final week I was questioning how battling would work but Pix delivered! She answered that in her week 3 response with the party battle system. We find out that the game takes place on a planet called Gaia and that you are playing a JRPG game.  The game will launch as a Nintendo Switch Exclusive.

To Pix: “You set distinct goals and it made sense. I loved the dialogue inclusion in your game. Some of the best games have sassy one liners or undercutting remarks that make the game smirk a little. Having your characters make colorful remarks is almost synonmous with Nintendo. I fell in love with your main character and most of your game mesh elements mesh together very well.”

 

Daniel took yet another approach from the other 2 Players by starting his posts as a dossier or FBI type rundown. I immediately envisioned the voice from unsolved mysteries in the opening package to the game running down the file on Jin Usagi while the typewriter sound plays in the back. In week 1 we are privy to the confidential file of the truth tellers who we find out later are actually the villains. Jin is a man with considerable skill and was apart of the title organization known as Full Arsenal or F.A. In week 2 we get a glimpse of the organization and some of their members from a Truthers perspective. It’s a Suicide Squad type of feel where the government or people in power put together a band of rogues and mercenariess to form a special task team. But of course, being self aware the team realized that they could go out on their own and didn’t need bosses. In the final week Full Arsenal is unveiled at E3 2020 and the trailers along with the developers talk about how the game will function. It’s an open world, choice driven game that will launch on PS4 and Xbox One.

To Daniel: ” Your premise and your methods of delivering your game each week was exciting and a great read. Your character, plot and villains are all outstanding and I can see the game vividly in my head. I really like the choice driven aspect and the option to kill your enemy and take pieces of their armor or spare them and possibly turn them to your side. This element would be cool in many games today.”

All 3 Participants did an amazing job with their video games and thank you for participating. Here’s a reminder of the prizes:

Rewards:

  1.  1st Place will receive a large Mystery Box of gaming and geeky items!
  2. 2nd Place will receive a small Mystery Box of gaming and geeky items!
  3. 3rd Place will receive a giftcard!

And the Winner of the GamersUnitedGG competition is…

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Pix1001 from Shoot the Rookie! 

Congratulations to all 3 Players in the competition! I will reach out to each of you individually so that I can send your rewards. Don’t forget to give them a follow if you enjoy their blogs! I think we will host blogging competitions each quarter so make sure to join us again in April! Have a fantastic Wednesday!

-Luna 😀

GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition Week 3!

Power up Players for week 2 of our Mystery Box Giveaway blogging competition! In honor of our anniversary, we will be giving away a mystery box filled with goodies (pops, comics, etc) for the winner of the blogging competition. We will have 3 winners, 1st place will receive the mystery box, 2nd place will receive a gift card and 3rd place will receive a gift card. We encourage everyone to participate (don’t worry if you’re not the best writer, try out the competition anyway)!

Game Guide:

  • Each week there will be a topic due that you will write about ( I will display the 3 topics for each week so that everyone has time to write their post).
  • On the designated due date all posts must be posted (you can post anytime before the due date)
  • Make sure to link back to the prompt post (This Post) each week and you can place a link to your post in the comment so that the judges can read your post.
  • Each week the top 3 posts will receive 10, 7 or 5 points. All other participants will receive 3 points. The winner at the end of the 3 weeks will be determined by whoever has the most points.
  • If you missed a week, no worry. You can submit the post to receive the 3 points at any time during the competition.

Week 3: January 22nd – January 29th – Now that your main character and villain is created you have to give them a main objective. What is the genre and type of game? What is the premise of the game? Finish your video game!

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The participating points for week 3 will go up on Wednesday! Make sure to submit your week 2 prompts by Wednesday! You can also still submit week 1 if you want to participate (week 1 posts will receive the 3 points for participation). Let’s finish off this competition strong!

Happy Monday!

-Luna 🙂

 

GamersUnitedGG Blogging Competition!

Power up Players, Novas and Superstars today we are announcing our Mystery Box Giveaway blogging competition! Here at GamersUnitedGG we aim to build a community of bloggers and gamers that share their interests! We are approaching the 1 year mark for the blog and would like to say Thank You to everyone who has read our posts and supported our efforts. In honor of our anniversary, we will be giving away 2 mystery boxes filled with goodies (pops, comics, etc) for the winner of the blogging competition. We will have 3 winners, 1st place will receive the mystery box, 2nd place will receive a smaller mystery box and 3rd place will receive a gift card. We encourage everyone to participate!

Game Guide:

  • Each week there will be a topic that you will write about (the prompt posts will be released each Monday at 11:30am EST). This is a 3 week competition!
  • On the designated due date all entries must be posted (you can post anytime before the due date). Submissions after the due date will be reviewed but not submitted for the challenge that week.
  • Make sure to link back to the prompt post (This Post) each week and place a link to your submission post in the comments section.
  • Each week the top 3 posts will receive 10, 7 or 5 points. All other participants will receive 3 points. At the end of the 3rd week, the participant with the most points wins (There will be 3 Winners).

Rewards:

  1.  1st Place will receive a large Mystery Box of gaming and geeky items!
  2. 2nd Place will receive a small Mystery Box of gaming and geeky items!
  3. 3rd Place will receive a giftcard!

Challenge Prompt:

  • Week 1: January 8- January 15thYou’re designing a video game and the main character needs to be created. Describe your main character. What 3 power ups or abilities would you choose for the character and why?

 

Thank you again for gaming with us and good luck!

-Luna 🙂

Holiday Guest Post Challenge!

Happy Monday Novas! Thank you for reading today’s post which is going to be another community event! The last Guest Post Challenge we hosted on the blog asked bloggers to write a story on the prompt provided! The winner at the end of the week was able to provide a Guest Post on our blog! This time around the rules will be the same, but this time we’re getting festive!

Game Guide (Rules)

  1. Each week on Monday at 11:30am EST, we will post a writing prompt. Interested bloggers will write a post of 800 words or less on their blog, in response to the prompt.
  2. Once your post is live, paste a link to your post and blog in the comments of the prompt post (This post). All responses are due by Sunday night.
  3. On the following Monday, I will post the next prompt and the voting poll for the previous week’s participants. The blog with the most votes will win and be able to write a Guest Post of their choice on GamersUnitedGG.

 

This week’s prompt: It’s Christmas Eve and you find out Santa is missing! What happens next? Do you find Santa? Was he taken? What’s your story on what happens next?

This challenge is open to everyone so have some fun and write with us! Vote for next week’s topic below!

  1. You’re playing a video game and you need to select a partner to join you, who do you choose? Choose 1 Holiday character to help you through the game : Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Reindeer or Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster! Talk about your game, why you chose this sidekick and what you will be doing!
  2. Santa wants to upgrade his sleigh, what recommendations would you make for his new ride?

Make sure to check our the Question of the Month for December, hosted by Later Levels! This month we were tasked with answer Which video game character would do a better job than Santa? Check out the answers from each blogger and vote on this month’s poll!

Have a great day!

-Luna 🙂

 

Halloween Story Challenge!

Happy Monday Players and thank you for turning on GamersUnitedGG! Last week we started a Guest Blog Challenge in which we want you guys to write short stories (500 words or less) in regards to our themes and submit them! The prize, well recognition of course, a spot on our Game Credits thank you page with your blog linked and a Guest Blog Post on GamersUnitedGG! We love interacting with the community and we’d love to get more bloggers to be featured on the site so have fun and participate!

Here’s my thoughts on the posts submitted:

I loved how Chris described the scenery of the mansion. He exhibited video game tendencies by allowing the reader to see the choices that were before him. I really felt like I was playing the game alongside of Chris and it was a big plus!  We’ve all been there choosing the wrong path like in Crash Bandicoot and having to go back to the fork in the road. This post brought back nostalgic memories for sure! And is it me or does it remind your of a Goosebumps Choose Your Own path book?

Ellen’s comedic response had me laughing from the start. I like how she incorporated other gaming classic characters in her response.  Her response reminds me of myself when playing games, if I hear something creepy I’ll try to not look at it. Because if you make eye contact it will eat you right?

Incognita’s post was really funny. It starts out very professional and sounds like a Memoir of sorts. She references the type of puzzle games where you have to find the key to get inside which was all too familiar. She exhibited typical video game behaviors like listening for footsteps and looking for clues. I could envision the game and the steps that were taken.

Each response was great and made me feel like I was playing the game so great job everyone!

The winner from the first week’s post is…. They will be choosing the theme for Next Week’s post! The Winner is… Drum roll please… drum-roll-gif-16

Lightning Ellen! Congratulations! Thank you to all participants!

Take a look at all 3 entrants in the challenge for last week and comment below on which one you liked the best!

  1. A Super Spooky Tale of Spookiness – Submitted by Chris at Overthinker Y
  2. Haunted Mansion Mania – Submitted by Lightning Ellen
  3. Spooky Story Time – Submitted by Sincerely Incognita

On to this week’s theme and prompt!

Game Guide (Rules):

  • Each week there will be a theme revealed for the challenge (these themes can be anything from pop culture, to movies, to of course video games and more)
  • You will submit your blog post of no more than 500 words relating to the theme
  • Link back to the themed post and paste your link in the comments
  • Each theme will go up on Monday and all posts are due by Sunday Night
  • Each week the winner will be able to choose the next week’s theme, and receive a Guest Blog Post of their choosing on GamersUnitedGG !
  • This week we will try a poll, you can vote for your favorite on the Monday post

This week’s theme is: Survival!

Prompt: You woke up to find out the world is now an apocolyptic place infected with traditional zombies. List your rules of survival, places to go to or hold up in, and your plan to get there. How do you survive?

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Good luck to everyone that participates! Complete the scenario and write your Halloween Themed post of 500 words or less! Once you are completed, post your link in the comments for everyone to read! The posts are due by Sunday Night October 15th and the Winner will be announced Monday October 16th!

Have a great week and I can’t wait to see your Zombie Survival Post!

-Luna 🙂

 

Credits:

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Guest Blog Challenge!

Hiya Novas! I have loved participating in Daily Prompts and different writing prompts lately and I wanted to start my own weekly writing prompt! I also want to highlight bloggers on the site so the winner will be able to Guest Blog on the site! Everyone’s welcome to participate!

Game Guide ( Rules)

  • Each week there will be a theme revealed for the challenge (these themes can be anything from pop culture, to movies, to of course video games and more)
  • You will submit your blog post of no more than 500 words relating to the theme
  • Link back to the themed post and paste your link in the comments
  • Each theme will go up on Monday and all posts are due by Sunday Night
  • Each week the winner will be able to choose the next week’s theme, and receive a Guest Blog Post of their choosing on GamersUnitedGG !

This week’s theme will be Halloween!

Prompt: You are transported into a video game where you are inside of a Haunted Mansion. You hear a strange noise and open the door to find what?

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Complete the sentence and write your Halloween Themed post of 500 words or less! Once you are completed, post your link in the comics for everyone to read! The posts are due by Sunday Night October 8th and the Winner will be announced Monday October 9th!

Have fun with the challenge and I can’t wait to read everyone’s stories! Have a great week!

-Luna 🙂

Credits:

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Haiku Battle

Round 1


Megan

Erasers are pink
Who live on top of pencils
and Michael’s big head

Michael

Haikus are easy
But they don’t always make sense
Refrigerator

Round 2


Megan

My cow gives less milk,
now that it has been eaten,
by a fierce dragon.

Michael

Your haikus are bad
I bet your dogs like me more
Refrigerator

Round 3


Megan

Frank is your momma
and Sasha is a minion
Refrigerator

Michael

Your haiku is lame
Their cow is less lame than you
Refrigerator

Round 4


Megan

I am hungry now
and it is because of her
The girl next to you

Michael

Did you know goosebumps
actually means that you are
not really a goose?

Round 5


Megan

Michael thinks he’s cool
Michael thinks he is funny
He is in fact not

Michael

Nagems is hungry
Michael does not care at all
The fries are all mine


Hey guys, let us know how we did or who you think won!

-Nagems21