Tue, Jul 14, 2020
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In the market for a new gaming console? The console wars continue with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s Playstation 5 – keep your eyes peeled for release in late 2020.

RPG

TOM BOWERS @PROPOGATECONSULTANTS

Given the amount of time we’re spending at home lately, sometimes it helps to just throw on an open-world RPG and simply run around. These games provide the perfect vehicle for these isolated times: vast, gorgeous scenery to battle the claustrophobic cabin fever, endless quests to keep you occupied and the feeling of accomplishment every time you level up your character. Here are a few titles to help you escape while you’re stuck at home…

ICDPROJEKT’S CYBERPUNK 2077
Stadia, PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Scheduled for September release, this game  looks absolutely amazing. Not only does it boast a vast techno-future open world, but it features Keanu ‘John Wick’ Reeves to boot. Regardless of whether we’re still living in the COVID world by then, we know we’ll be spending some time with this one when it drops.

ICDPROJEKT’S CYBERPUNK 2077
Stadia, PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Scheduled for September release, this game  looks absolutely amazing. Not only does it boast a vast techno-future open world, but it features Keanu ‘John Wick’ Reeves to boot. Regardless of whether we’re still living in the COVID world by then, we know we’ll be spending some time with this one when it drops.

ICDPROJEKT’S CYBERPUNK 2077
Stadia, PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Scheduled for September release, this game  looks absolutely amazing. Not only does it boast a vast techno-future open world, but it features Keanu ‘John Wick’ Reeves to boot. Regardless of whether we’re still living in the COVID world by then, we know we’ll be spending some time with this one when it drops.

ICDPROJEKT’S CYBERPUNK 2077
Stadia, PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Scheduled for September release, this game  looks absolutely amazing. Not only does it boast a vast techno-future open world, but it features Keanu ‘John Wick’ Reeves to boot. Regardless of whether we’re still living in the COVID world by then, we know we’ll be spending some time with this one when it drops.

RETRO

MAX EARLY @LIFTED_STARDUST

CRASH BANDICOOT N. SANE TRILOGY
Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, IBM PC

From Spyro to Super Smash Bros.,video game consoles like the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One now offer adults the ability to relive their favorite childhood games! With newer and improved technology and graphics, high end flat screen televisions and even higher quality Cannabis products these days, we are truly living in a magical, futuristic place. If only our 16-year-old selves could have had a glimpse into the future – we would all be in disbelief. We highly recommend taking a few dabs of hash and playing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, a remastered version of the first three games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.

THE LATEST

MAKANI NELSON @CHOICENUG

I’ve been spending more time playing videos games than I have in the past few years combined. As I am still working, the reason behind my recent addiction lies in the fact that many of my friends are currently unemployed and playing video games to pass the time. While many businesses have been impacted negatively due to COVID-19, the video game industry is buzzing – especially with these new titles

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS
Nintendo Switch

One of the most talked about games of late! Here you’ll spend your time collecting items to sell, with the goal of buying new items to improve your own island. Think of it as your own little town, where you can even invite friends!

VALORANT
Microsoft Windows – Pc Only

This hero-based shooter game has made waves in the online streaming community, Twitch.TV. Similar to Counter Strike Global Offensive, Valorant has drummed up record-breaking viewer numbers.

CALL OF DUTY:
Warzone Ps4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

CoD:W is still extremely popular, even since its release in March. Activision hit the nail on the head with their free, battle royale style shooter. In addition, there are no restrictions between platforms, enabling more players to play with each other than ever.

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