Video Game Tuesday: Playing to Win isn’t Always Fun

This week for Video Game Tuesday I’m back with a topic that is about how being super serious isn’t always entertaining. It’s about how Playing to Win isn’t Always Fun!

What do you mean “Playing to Win”: Well I mean that pretty literally, sometimes it’s just more fun to just goof off in games, and in fact some games don’t have set objectives and are made purely for goofing off in.

Like what?: Well Minecraft for one is a perfect example of a game that’s made purely to goof off in, you can create amazing things in the game including working calculators, but it’s really mostly used to just goof off and make stuff. There’s a reason why Rooster Teeth has a weekly episode of their Let’s Play crew just playing Minecraft. It’s got pretty much endless potential to just mess around with friends.

What do you like?: I personally keep Grand Theft Auto V always installed on my PS4 just to load up on days where I’m stressed to just goof off online. I go around creating havoc and just having a blast destroying other players. Sure it’s not always a nice thing to do, and I tend to do it to people who aren’t doing special activities like the Motorcycle Club stuff, but just going around and goofing off is pretty fun.

So what about playing to win?: Well I tend to avoid the PvP aspects of games because I personally don’t find them much fun as people take it way too seriously sometimes. League of Legends is a pretty great example of people getting way too invested in pick up games. Now I’d understand if they were playing in ranked mode, but if they are just playing casually I’m not expecting someone to be perfect. PvE activities for me tend to be more fun as it involves either the plot, or just good old team work oriented gameplay with other players.

That’s it for this week’s Video Game Tuesday. What are some of your favorite games to just mess around in? Leave your answers in the comments below!

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Anime Sunday: RWBY

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This week on Anime Sunday I’m taking a look at the very first successful American made Anime. It’s RWBY, pronounced ruby!

Plot Synopsis: he story takes place in the world of Remnant, which is filled with supernatural forces and shadowy creatures known as the “Creatures of Grimm”. Prior to the events of the series, mankind waged a battle of survival against the Grimm before discovering the power of a mysterious element called Dust, which allowed them to fight back against the monsters. In the present day, Dust is used to power magical abilities and weapons. Those who use these abilities to battle the Grimm are known as Huntsmen or Huntresses. The series focuses on four girls, each with her own unique weapon and powers.

Plot: The plot isn’t always very serious, as there are more comedic moments during the first two seasons than serious ones, although season two is definitely much more serious than season one. That being said it’s a great plot and I really do hope that the show continues, even if Monty Oum the creator passed away last week.

Characters: Of all the characters I find Blake and Jaune to be my favorite, because they are the more conflicted characters in the show. That isn’t to say the rest of the cast isn’t great, because they are amazing.

Artwork: The series uses 3D Models for everything, from the characters to the environments they interact with, and while I generally don’t like full 3D series this one does it very very well. The animation is also quite good, something that Monty Oum was known for.

Music: The music is just as great as the animation, and they even have opening and ending sequences!

Overall: If you haven’t watched this series, you should give it a chance.

For those who like: Red Vs. Blue, Comedy, Action, Great Artwork and Animation, Amazing Cast of Characters, Fantastic Musical Score, Good Plot.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.