GTA V PC Real Talk

Real Talk By: T42

What is going on fam? This is T-42 with some real talk on Grand Theft Auto V for the PC. Just to be clear, I have not played GTA V on any other platform so my PC experience is the first time with the game. Continue reading “GTA V PC Real Talk”

Slow Down The Press


Real Talk By: KJ

Getting pumped for future releases, is a process usually triggered by a major E3 announcement. This is when the Buzz is at its highest. Your excited, then the wait begins. Several months go by, or even years. Read up on the game by checking out magazines, interviews, or catching TV spots. This is what im used to. As I grow older, game delays rarely bother me because of the result. Usually a better title is coming out of the deal. Development teams will keep you up to date with ViDocs, or a tweet here and there. However, at this point those videos and updates come at an alarming rate. I call it a press overload. Other players will skip the announcements all-together. I’m somewhere in the middle.

While I love checking gameplay on blockbusters to a degree, they’re the ones to have videos repeatedly. Destiny (as of this writing) is the most expensive game ever made. A huge chunk of this is strictly for PR. The Beta, Game Videos, Pre-order incentives. Nothing shocking, but that is also my point. Watch Dogs took the same approach. Even through its delay, we were blasted with video after video and other press. While Both are new IP’s, they still come from giant companies. I think we have had a little too much press, and not enough word of mouth. Regardless of how many Destiny Shirts, Sodas, and posters hit the scene, if the game stinks (it probably wont i’m just saying) people won’t flock to the product.

Grand Theft Auto V was the most expensive game in the world prior to Destiny. They didn’t shove videos, or content reveals at folks. In fact, E3 is almost like the plague for Rockstar Games. Many times they will outright avoid the expo. If they show up, it is a low-key appearance.  Minimal videos. Letting the game sell itself. Is it confidence in their brand? Maybe they just want the consumer to be surprised. It seems like the mystery behind a product is becoming non-existent. I find this important in other aspects of entertainment. I couldn’t imagine having a Marvel/DC Movie spoiled. A plot turn, or twist. There would be some issues up in here! Video games are on that same level of importance for me.

“Y’all can wait!”

Perhaps multiple videos from a lesser known title is needed. For instance, from an indie studio. These companies deserve all the limelight possible, as the normal consumer may have no idea about their game’s existence. Far as the big companies go, my patience is running thin. I’m getting very tired of Super Smash Brothers clips. Many who own a Wii U, are going to get the game. Right? New character videos, gameplay. Alright guys, i’m getting Smash 4! Geez! Hyrule Warriors has multiple videos. It seems like more than a weekly basis, we are updated with info. Is a Zelda-branded title a hard sell? I really don’t think so.

What happens when you bring the game home? It seems everything is getting leaked. From menu screens, to enemies, and stages. We may reach a point where 100 percent of a game is revealed, before the cellophane even comes off. There has to be a fine line. We don’t need the 2K sports approach, and show nothing, but over-saturation shouldn’t be the answer either. Demos aren’t as prevalent. That was always a great way to sell in the past. If Your demo was sweet, people are buying your game. Simple and to the point. Your thoughts?

#Trailers #Overload @PlayLegit


Play Legit’s 2013 Game of The Year

The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived. After days of voting and waiting, it’s time. Here is your Official Game of The Year. We hope you all enjoy. In 2014, we’re taking Real talk to the next level. Until then, Have a Happy New Year!

Thanks for Voting!

@PlayLegit #Bestof2013


Play Legit’s Best of 2013 Winners!


Here’s the gaming industry’s best offerings in 2013. We nominated, you voted. Now the results are in!  Categories range from Best Zombie, Actors, Graphics, Next-Gen, the Biggest Disappointment, and Game of the Year.

Best Actor 2013: Troy Baker as Joel (The Last of Us)


Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson (Lamar) in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ 4%
Nolan North (David) in ‘The Last of Us’ 4%
Steven Ogg (Trevor) in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ 33%
Troy Baker (Joel) in ‘The Last of us’ 58%

Staff Choice: Troy Baker (Joel) in ‘The Last of Us’ 58%

Best Actress 2013: Dawn McGee as Mary Ann (GTA V)


Ashley Johnson (Ellie) in ‘The Last of us’ 31%
Camilla Luddington (Lara Croft) in ‘Tomb Raider’ 8%
Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) in ‘Bioshock Infinite’ 4%
Dawn McGee (Mary-Ann) in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ 57%

Staff Choice: Dawn McGee (Mary-Ann) in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Best PC Game 2013: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 Faith


Battlefield 4 27%
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm 18%
The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 Faith 36%
X-Com: Enemy Within 18%

Staff Choice: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 Faith

Best PS3 Game 2013: The Last of Us


Bioshock Infinite 11%
Grand Theft Auto V 0%
The Last of Us 78%
Tomb Raider 11%

Staff Choice: The Last of Us

Best Wii U Game 2013: Super Mario 3D World


Pikmin 3 0%
Rayman Legends 18%
Super Mario 3D World 73%
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 9%

Staff Choice: Super Mario 3D World

Best Xbox 360 Game 2013: Grand Theft Auto V


BioShock Infinite 33%
Gears of War Judgment 13%
Grand Theft Auto V 53%
Tomb Raider 0%

Staff Choice: Grand Theft Auto V

Best Downloadable Title 2013: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

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BattleBlock Theater 7%
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 50%
Guacamelee 21%
Resogun 21%

Staff Choice: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Best Indie Game 2013: Towerfall


Monaco: What’s yours is mine 10%
Spelunky 30%
The Swapper 0%
Towerfall 60%

Staff Choice: Towerfall

Best Next-Gen Launch Title: Resogun


Battlefield 4  6%
Dead Rising 3  31%
NBA 2K14  25%
Resogun  38%

Staff Choice: Resogun

Best Graphics Next-Gen: Ryse: Son of Rome


Battlefield 4  4%
Forza Motorsport 5  8%
Killzone: Shadow Fall  38%
NBA 2K14  8%
Ryse: Son of Rome  42%

Staff Choice: Ryse: Son of Rome

Best Graphics Current-Gen 2013: The Last of Us


Crysis 3  35%
Grand Theft Auto V  13%
God of War Ascension  4%
Pikmin 3  0%
The Last of Us  48%

Staff Choice: Crysis 3

Best Soundtrack 2013: The Last of Us


Bioshock Infinite  10%
Grand Theft Auto V  20%
Guacamelee  5%
The Last of Us  50%
Rayman Legends  15%

Staff Choice: Grand Theft Auto V

Trailer of The Year 2013: Grand Theft Auto V


Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon 26%
Grand Theft Auto V 47%
Injustice: Gods Among Us 5%
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm  5%
Super Smash Bros for WiiU/3DS 16%

Staff Choice: Grand Theft Auto V

Best Handheld 2013: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds


Animal Crossing: A New Leaf 0%
Fire Emblem: Awakening 18%
Pokemon X&Y 36%
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 45%

Staff Choice: Fire Emblem: Awakening

Best Multiplayer Game 2013: The Last of Us


Battlefield 4 (Next-Gen) 36%
Splinter Cell: Blacklist 14%
Super Mario 3D World 7%
The Last of Us 43%

Staff Choice: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Funniest Game 2013: Grand Theft Auto V


DeadPool: The Game 22%
Divekick 0%
Grand Theft Auto V 61%
The Stanley Parable 17%

Staff Choice: Grand Theft Auto V

Best Family Game 2013: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes


LEGO Lord of the Rings 6%
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 44%
Super Mario 3D World 28%
Rayman Legends 22%

Staff Choice: Super Mario 3D World

Best Shooter 2013: Battlefield 4


Battlefield 4 52%
Crysis 3 5%
Gears of War Judgment 5%
Killzone: Shadow Fall 38%

Staff Choice: Battlefield 4

Best RPG 2013: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch


Fire Emblem Awakening 32%
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch 55%
Path of Exile 0%
Pokemon X&Y 14%

Staff Choice: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Best Fighting Game 2013: Injustice: Gods Among Us


Divekick 0%
Injustice: Gods Among Us 73%
Killer Instinct (Season 1) 18%
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst 9%

Staff Choice: Injustice: Gods Among Us

Best Sports Game 2013: NBA 2K14 (Next-Gen)


Fifa 14 19%
Forza Motorsport 5 10%
NBA 2K14 (Next-Gen) 62%
Need for Speed Rivals 10%

Staff Choice: NBA 2K14 (Next-Gen)

Best Zombie 2013: The Last of Us


Dead Rising 3 12%
State of Decay 6%
The Last of Us 76%
The Walking Dead: 400 Days 6%

Staff Choice: The Last of Us

Best HD Reload 2013: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD


Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD  5%
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection  24%
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix 19%
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD  52%

Staff Choice: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Biggest Disappointment 2013 – Aliens Colonial Marines


Aliens: Colonial Marines 53%
NBA Live 14 12%
The Bureau: X-COM Declassified 6%
Xbox One DRM Fiasco 29%

Staff Choice: Xbox One DRM Fiasco

The Game of the Year is….

@PlayLegit #Bestof2013