Meet The Cast: GamersUnitedGG Video Game Reality House!

We are less than a week away from the premier of the Video Game Reality House Season 1, set to take place on Monday October 1st. After all of the interviews and video game characters looking to make a name for themselves, we have narrowed down our competitors and today, they will be revealed. As an added bonus, we have some of the interviews from characters that were rejected.

Contestants:

  1. Princess Peach – Mario  peach1
  2. Unknown Character   imageedit_6_2102873127
  3. Bowser – Mario  bowser.png
  4. Spyro – Spyro  spyro-the-dragon

  5. Jensen – Deus Ex  Jensen

  6. Peppy – StarFox64  peppy

  7. Solid Snake – Metal Gear Solid  Metal-Gear-2-Solid-Snake-Leather-Jacket-450x600

  8. Nemesis – Resident Evil 2  nem

  9. Aloy – Horizon Zero Dawn  Aloy

  10. Kratos – God of War  Kratos

  11. Duke Nukem – Duke Nukem  duke

  12. Orchid – Killer Instinct Orchid

  13. Sonya Blade – Mortal Kombat sonya_blade_by_zabzarock-davzx3s

  14. Marcus Fenix – Gears of War gow

  15. Diddy Kong – Diddy Kong Racing diddy kong

  16. Shadow – Sonic Adventure 2 shadow

  17. Masterchief – Halo mastercheif

  18. Lightning – Final Fantasy lightning

  19. Turok – Turok  turok-remastered-xbox-one

 

Rejects:

  1. Luigi –   LuigiNSMBWSo Mario was too busy for the show. When Luigi heard the plumber would not be able to attend, he graciously offered to take his place. The problem is that Luigi’s interview was BORING! Anything he talked about revolved around Mario and pasta. We don’t want the other contestants to fall asleep so we had to decline his interest. Don’t worry, we offered him a role on the production team instead.
  2. Doomguy-    Doomguy_2016The interview with the Doomguy was umm… interesting. He didn’t speak at all and damaged our offices in the process. During out interview Doomguy would pull out his gun and shoot at the monsters that somehow got past our security protocols. Our location is Hyrule Castle, I can’t imagine returning it to the royal family with holes in the walls.
  3. Niko Bellic –   NikoUser3See we had high hopes for Niko but during his interview his bad boy persona turned out to be a little much. We have the safety of the contestants to think about. It didn’t help either that after Niko’s interview a few company vehicles and electronics went missing. He’s too much of a liability to have on hand and quite frankly, he scares me. What happens if her gets eliminated.. I’m not going to be the one to tell him.
  4. Pac Man-   pacmanProbably one of the saddest rejections was for Pacman. He wasn’t invited to interview but somehow he caught wind of the show and demand an interview. Pacman is trying to revive his career and become relatable for the new generation of gamers. The problem is that Pacman really doesn’t have any abilities to help him in this contest, other than his insatiable hunger. A silver lining, we asked Pacman to come back next year with a few of his Ghost friends. That would make an interesting show.

 

These are the characters that will be entering the house on Monday. Tune in to read Episode 1 where our first challenge will allow the house guests to get to know each other better. Don’t forget, you will be able to participate by posting why your favorite character should advance to the next round and by voting on Twitter for the Instant Save on Wednesday Next Week! Have a great weekend!

-Luna 🙂

Casting: Fiery Personalities!

Hello Umm… King Koopa. It’s nice to meet you in person.

 

Well of course it is Bwahahaha. Bowser Jr told me about this reality show and you can’t have a reality show without a top character like myself.

 

I’ve heard that before. Actually I was going to ask you to be a part of the Reality House…

 

Of course you were. Me and my associate here were waiting for our calls to grace your house with competition, intrigue and good looks.

 

Umm who is your associate?

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*A purple dragon, smaller than Bowser but just as intimidating walks into the rooms with his wings at bay*

 

Surely you know Spyro! He’s an acquaintance of mines and very capable of being in the competition.

 

This is interesting. We did not have Spyro on our list of possible competitors but he looks like he will cause quite a stir.

 

So tell me Bowser, why would Spyro be a good fit for the show?

 

The giant turtle king huffs at my mundane questions.

 

Just look at him! Spyro is built for competition. He’s fast, agile can fly and my personal favorite he doesn’t take crap from anybody. He’s as fiery as he is strong. I’m sure your ratings will soar as high as Spyro does.

 

*The purple dragon bends to his hind legs, blasts smoke in the air before taking flight around the room.*

 

Perhaps a demonstration is in order! Bowser huffs again. He takes out round discs that have an oddly familiar appearance and tosses them in the air.  mario frisbee   Spyro circles the room and spits fire at each disc disintegrating each one which precision.

 

Bravo, Bravo!

 

*Next Bowser gestures for myself and the crew to back up. We inch as close to the back wall as we can. What happened next was a sight for sore eyes. Bowser built up air in his lungs, huffing and puffing along before exhaling and sending 4 giant smoke rings into the air.  bow  Spyro barrel rolls through the air and clears each ring successfully before circling back and shooting fireballs in between each ring. This settles it, Spyro is in! His performance mixed with his need for mischief makes him a perfect candidate.*

 

You’ve convinced us Bowser, Spyro is in! Now about your interview, well we want….

 

Say no more. I accept your proposal and will gladly enter and win the Video Game competition. Who else can be as brutal in challenges, as intimidating in house votes and as handsome as I to become champion? Definitely not any low life plumbers I tell you that. Now our time is valuable and Spyro and I have to prepare for the competition. We will see you on October 1st!

 

Wait, but you don’t understand….

 

And they’re gone. Yes, we want Bowser in the show but he has no idea what role we have in store. Oh well, should make for great television!

 

That’s settled we have Bowser and Spyro entering into the Reality House. There’s 3 days left to submit your video game characters to be casted into Season 1 of the Video Game Reality Show! You can review the details and rules by clicking here!

 

Who would you like to see in the house? What plans do you think we have in store for Bowser? Who will turn up next? Stay tuned for more unveilings this week and make sure to catch Episode 1 on Monday October 1st!

 

-Luna 🙂

 

Video Game Reality Show: Location Revealed!

Happy Monday Players! The GamersUnitedGG Community Event is taking shape and as we wait for the casting to be completed, we have secured the location for Season 1 of the Video game Reality Show! Remember, you can participate by creating a blog post on why your character should be selected for the competition and placing the link to your post in the comments. Our Producers will be voting on which characters to place in the house and compete for Best Video Game Champion! See Official Rules by clicking here.

Today we are revealing where are contestants will stay and take place in the competition. Drum Roll Please……

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The Producers and I have secured HYRULE CASTLE as the house that will be featured in the Video Game Reality Show!

Why Hyrule?

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We Transported Hyrule into the Real World!

Hyrule offers a comfortable living area for the characters to eat and sleep. The massive size of the castle offers secret passages and secluded areas for the housemates to use. There’s also plenty of room outside for challenges and portals that can be used to dimension hop.

What about the Royal Family?

The Royal Family has graciously decided to take a trip and offer up their full hospitality for our contestants.

Producers Chris (OverthinkerY), The Gaming Diaries & Pix (Shoot The Rookie) voted on Hyrule Castle and why Season 1 should take place there. Hyrule provides portals, large areas for competition and secret passages where we can have cameras ready to pick up the contestants every move.

Producer Pix took on the task of exploring the land and provided great photos of the Castle.

What’s Next?

With the location of the show finalized we will start revealing the characters participating in this season of the Video Game Reality Show! Tomorrow our first character will be revealed and the details of their interview will be posted here. Make sure to submit your post as to why your video game character should be cast in our reality show.

See ya tomorrow!

-Luna 🙂

Join Our Discord Server!

Happy Thursday Players! GamersUnitedGG has created a Discord server and you’re all invited to join!

What is Discord?  – Discord is a communication server where you can talk or text with others around the globe. Discord is a free service to use and is widely used by gamers to communicate.

Click Here To Join!

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My plans for the server is to provide a community where gamers can connect, talk about their favorite games, post any projects, streams or new gaming videos and get feedback for new collaboration ideas for the blog. Here you can also talk with other gamers and maybe find a squad to play games with. Spread the word and join discord on your PC or Phone!

Have a great day and game on!

-Luna 🙂

GamersUnitedGG Patreon, Pt 2!

Happy Wednesday Players and thank you for tuning into today’s post. So we started a Patreon in October of last year. Patreon allows creators to receive backing from the community to support their creative efforts. In return, the Patrons that pledge will receive a few perks as a thank you for the help and support. I haven’t been using my Patreon or promoting it really at all this year because it was not successful, but now I’m back with a new passion and realization that it wasn’t truly successful because I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS DOING!

 

I’m a fairly impulsive person and I jumped into Patreon without doing my research and really evaluating how this platform could help the blog. So you know what I did yesterday… I researched! I read other creators tier programs and what they were ultimately using Patreon for. I’m now properly able to launch my Patreon and the Tiers I have set are focused on the blog and being a gamer (rather then the writing tiers I originally started with).

So what does this mean…..

I’m ready to re-launch the Patreon page today with a focus on gaming and providing quality blog content. The Tiers are updated and my Goals are clear.

 

This is also a way to show how I come up with the different posts and topics. Right now, any pledge will bring access to my “Inside the Mind of A Villain!” audio where I talk about creating the Memoirs of A Villain posts. This week I will also release a snippet of  my book which is in the process of being published.

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Why Start A Patreon?

My intention is to be able to provide more quality posts and grow the blog into a blogging and gaming society. I want gamers to have access to a private Discord server where we can chat and also bounce blogging ideas off of each other. We can also play games together and fully take advantage of the community of gamers just like us.

The Patreon Page is officially Re-Launched and there will be a mention of our Patreon at the bottom of each post going forward. If you would like to help us out on this journey, feel free to donate any amount to the cause.

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Are you currently working on a Patreon? What are your goals for the year? Let’s talk!

-Luna 🙂

Happy Bat Girl Art!

Today we are lauching Xsanie’s Art Corner! Xsanie is one of my best friends and she has finally built up the courage to show her work. Feel free to find her on Twitter to chat and show appreciation!

Twitter: @_Xsanie_

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Have you been working on any art? How do you unwind? Let’s talk art and creativity!

-Luna 🙂

Video Game 30 Day Challenge: Day 1- Gaming Heroes!

Happy Friday Players! Today is June 1st and the start of the GamersUnitedGG 30 Day Video Game Challenge! I’m super excited to answer the questions that I came up with and read the responses of anyone who wants to participate. You can join us and read the official rules by clicking here! Power up Players for Day 1 of the 30 Day Video Game challenge!

Day 1: Who is your childhood Video Game Hero?

My video game hero is Nancy Neil from Snowboard Kids and Snowboard Kids 2!

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Snowboard Kids is a snowboard racing game that debuted on Nintendo 64, where you select your character, costume and race through really cool maps. I’ve never been the best at speed, but I have always loved performing in the trick portion of the game. Nancy was always my choice and upon reading the Snowboard Kids Story, she became a character that I could relate too. While Nancy was really skilled at tricks, she was always the nice mediator of the group that everyone loved. Nancy was friends with one of the meanest characters in the game, a snob name Linda, but she was there to orchestrate and attend Linda’s birthday party.

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Snowboard Kids 2 was the very first game that was mine entirely (and not for me AND my brother) which holds a special place in my heart.  In Snowboard kids 2, an alien, evil child known as Damien appears. The kids have to race Damien in the story and while he is the antagonist, Nancy tries to extend the olive branch and invite Damien to the group. She’s such a great character and I have looked up to her for her tricks, personality and all that Nancy represents. To sum up her personality Nancy is fun, genuine and friendly, traits that I think my friends would now describe me as. Thank you Snowboard Kids and Snowboard Kids 2 for having such a positive impact!

There’s a more teenage version of Snowboards Kids called SBK where Nancy is completely the opposite. She is spoiled, stuck up and conceited. I’m super happy that I grew up admiring the 10 year old Nancy!

 

Tomorrow’s Question:

Which Video Game World Would You Like To Live In? Why?

 

Who’s your childhood video game hero? Have you ever played Snowboard Kids? Let’s talk Heroes!

-Luna 🙂

 

Luna’s Rankings: Favorite Overwatch Characters!

Happy Tuesday! It’s been 2 months of a break from blogging but I am getting back into the swing of things. If you recall, Tuesdays are the Rankings day for GamersUnitedGG. The Rankings posts are where I will provide my favorites in ascending order from 5th place to 1st providing my personal reasons for the rankings. This is a community discussion section so feel free to rank your favorites in the comments below and the following week I will tally the Community votes to provide a Community Ranking. Power up Players and welcome to Luna’s Rankings!

Today we are Ranking: Our Favorite Overwatch Characters!

 

#5- Pharah

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Pharah is an offensive character and the very first character that I tried when playing Overwatch. Pharah has boosters and a rocket which is all I needed to get hooked. I love being able to hover in the air, boost jump behind someone and fire my rockets. Pharah is such a fun character to play and when she uses her ultimate “Justice Rains From Above!” I’m not good with Pharah but I don’t care, she’s soooo fun to play with lol

 

#4 – Moira –

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Moira is a support character that provides heals and damage. What I like about Moira is that she reminds me of Hel from Smite. She has her hearing and damage state which is fun to play with. When I need to be a healer, I like selecting Moira because I can also through damage orbs at the enemy team to assist in the battle. Moira also has a crazy powerful ultimate where she shoots a hyper beam that damages enemies and heals allies. Moira is really fun and I don’t feel completely useless as a healer (in damage and attack that is lol)

 

#3- Sombra –

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Sombra is a fairly interesting character and she is classified as an Offensive hero. I started using Sombra in a custom match with friends where I was testing out different characters. Sombra is super cool and her hacking abilities can come in handy when you have annoying characters like Junkrat or Reinhardt. Her hack takes away options for the character hit and they can only use their basic attacks. A well timed hack can change the game for sure! Sombra’s other abilities are her invisibility and pistol. Not to mention a group hack Ultimate!

 

#2 Junkrat

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Point blank period, Junkrat is fun! He’s fairly easy to use so I do recommend him to beginners. His basic attack is a noob tube (hahah Call of Duty lingo) which is a grenade launcher. He also has a bear trap, mines and a Rip Tire that you can control as his Ultimate. Junkrat is fun to play with and 90% of the games will have at least 1 junkrat somewhere. Plus, I have a special place in my heart for villains and Junkrat is definitely a villain or at least an evil scientist with his demented laughs! Oh yeah, Junkrat is a Defensive Hero!

#1 – Orisa –

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This selection is a surprise to me because Orisa is a Tank Hero and I’ve never really played with a tank in any game. She’s not a full tank character but Orisa has shields to protect the team, a gravitron ray and her Ultimate is the supercharger that buffs damage for your team. Throw down a shield and plop that Supercharger behind it for the best effect. Orisa is easily my favorite character and she is my most useful. I perform best as Orisa and being able to shield my teammates, lay down suppressing fire, use the Gravitron Ray(not sure of its real name lol) to throw enemies off balance or pull them back when they try to take cover and buff my teams damage is the perfect role for me. I still don’t fancy myself a Tank kind of girl, but in the case of Orisa, I’m her number 1 fan!

Those are my rankings for my favorite Overwatch Heroes, what are yours? Feel free to respond with your favorite characters in the comments and I will be sure to update the community Rankings on next Tuesday’s post! Are you currently playing Overwatch? Let’s talk Heroes!

-Luna 🙂

Shoppe Keep 2: First Impressions!

Happy Friday gamers and friends! It’s been awhile since I have posted a First Impressions game review so if you are new around here or need a refresher, here’s how these posts work! My First Impressions post is an overview of a new video game that I have started playing. I will provide my thoughts and hopes for the game after about a week of gameplay. Power Up Players for a First Impressions Video Game Review!

Title: Shoppe Keep 2

Developer: Strange Fire

Publisher: Excalibur Gamers

Release Date: May 3rd, 2018

Platforms: PC

Price: $12.99

Shoppe Keep 2 is a game where you are running a Medieval Shop and selling items to the townspeople. This game is currently in Early Access and surprisingly wayyyy more than a shopkeeper price gouging lol. In Shoppe Keep 2 you can receive quests from different townspeople and in return, they will allow you access to crafting or cooking goods to sell in your shop.

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Quests:

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Quests are a huge part of the game. You can unlock different items to purchase from the vendors in town. When you complete the required quests, your rewards are delivered instantly. Quests will require you to explore and collect items for the vendor or to hunt for specific items (as most animals encountered will have the chance of dropping 3 different items).

Realistic Features: I love the inclusions of realistic features such as shoplifters if you leave your store unattended and the taxes that must be paid to the town. That’s right, you can’t just sell your items and get rich! The more money you make off of patrons, the more you have to pay to the bank for taxes. Fear not, these taxes are not paid in vain, learn more on the Putting Your Money to Work section.

Running A Shop:

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You have complete Customization over your shop. You can choose different tables, pedestals and furniture in which to display items for your patrons. What’s great about the shop is that you can open and close it to customers at your leisure.

Putting Your Money To Work: A great feature of this game is using the taxes to upgrade the town. When you upgrade something in the town such as the Cook’s Shop or the Alchemist, the entire town upgrades as well. For example, we started in a town with dirt roads and wood buildings, after upgrading the Alchemist, the town now has decorations, a stone path and a giant statue.

Multiplayer:

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You can play solo or play multiplayer where shop keepers will be working together. When playing in multiplayer, you will have joint money with the other pkayers in the game and you can run the shop. What’s cool is that you can send others to complete quests and go hunting while another person keeps the shop running.

 

Final Thoughts: The games has a few bugs and glitches but they have been getting fixed quickly over the past few days. I’m also finding that the developers are adding features and different places to to game each time I log in. This is a great multiplayer game to play with friends and a good way to pass the time if you are playing alone. My original thought was that the replayability is going to be low on the game, but with the new additions, quests and town upgrades I can see this game having great potential after the Early Access.

I give Shoppe Keep 2 3.5 out of 5 Power Ups!

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What do you think of the game? Have you played Shoppe Keep 2? What games are you currently playing? Do you recommend any games for me to play? Let’s talk video games and first impressions!

-Luna 🙂