So. Much. Money.

I have very limited time to focus on video games but I’m really trying to change that- I want to write about this stuff more- maybe do some reviews, write about some upcoming games that have be excited and post stuff about past games that everyone has loved that I’ve yet to play.

Hell, I just started playing Borderlands 2 last night and it came out in 2012- 7 years ago!!!

Having such limited time- I can’t just sit around and play a game for 80 hours and I feel like there are lot of gamers out there just like me!

I’m an older dad with a full time job, run a full time charity and with work, family stuff and exercising to try to get healthy- there just isn’t enough hours in the day…but I’m going to force myself to find someone hours because video games are amazing!

I tend to sti...

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Anthem

I’m not your typical gamer and I almost didn’t even give Anthem a try and I’m sooo glad I changed my mind.

I had read reviews and listened to YouTube stuff about how terrible it was- I watched Boogie2988 play it a bit on Twitch and just say that it was beyond terrible- yet he continued to play it and talk about how it was fun but then would turn around and talk about how terrible it was. I had heard so much that I gave up before I even downloaded it.

But then…I remembered that I have EA Access so I get 10 hours to try it out myself- I decided to buy it after about 4 hours of playing it- I love it!

Like I said, I’m not your typical gamer- I have a full time job and very limited time to play video games but I quickly realized that I would want most of that time to go into this game and I cou...

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Kingdom Hearts 3

I played Kingdom Hearts 2 on Playstation 2….for about 10 minutes and then decided it was NOT my type of game and never played it again. I never played any other Kingdom Hearts games and actually know very little about it but with the hype behind KH3, I had to check it out and give it a shot.

I wasn’t about to drop $60 (or $80) on a game when I couldn’t even get into the previous version so I rented it for $3 out of RedBox and let me tell you…I’ll be dropping the $60 this weekend.

You have to remember that this is coming from an Overweight, Older, Awkward Gentleman (buy the shirt!!!) who considers himself a #TrueOG (Older Gamer) and I’m not going to use all the words that the kids may use or even get into details about frames per second or the engine the game was built on- I’m jus...

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Quick Update

It’s been almost 2 months since I posted on Sharkfin Gaming but that will change in 2019- I plan to make at least 2 posts per week.

Honestly, this year has really gotten me back into gaming- something I did not stop when I was much- MUCH younger! Not only did I decided to focus 2018 on doing things that made me happy but the gaming industry decided to step up and hit me with a shit ton of games that I love!

So many games…so little time!

I’m not your typical gamer- I’m an old man that sucks at games- but that is the main point of Sharkfin Gaming- the love of gaming! It doesn’t matter how bad you suck at something, if you love doing it and it brings you joy- do it! Ignore all the trolls on the internet and the fact that your “in game shot” is comparable to a storm trooper.

My l...

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Black Friday

Tomorrow is Black Friday!!!!

Well, Black OPS Friday! Black Ops 4 comes out and I will be playing it most of tomorrow evening and Saturday. I am notoriously terrible at Call of Duty games so it’s going to be a fun time. I plan on posting pics, reviews, thoughts and opinions as well as going live on Twitch throughout the weekend so feel free to come and laugh at me. You don’t have to be good at games to love them and Call of Duty is probably my favorite series of all time!

It’s going to be LIT…as the children say.

Probably not- probably just an older fat guy dying over and over in a game he loves.

That’s entertainment.

Love, Peace and Sharkyness
~~~~~shArky~~~~~

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Broken Tradition

Back in 2009, my mom started a tradition and I’m not 100% sure why it was started but she was trying to find me something for Christmas and I just told her to get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for me because I had never played a Call of Duty game before…I hadn’t just gotten an Xbox 360 and it was hyped up and there wasn’t much else I wanted.

I know what you are thinking- “MW2 came out in November of 2009” and that is correct- as an only child of a single mother, I was pretty spoiled and that didn’t really change as I grew up…I was 31 at the time.

I always got my Christmas present in November because I’m not patient and she would eventually give in- it started when I was a kid and last all the way up until last year...

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Why Gaming?

There are several answers to that question.

I’ve focused 2018 on being overall happier and that has included things like losing 127 lbs, learning how to weight lift, writing more and getting more into gaming. I’ve had a gaming system pretty much since the original NES and I’ve always loved playing video games but I’ve also always been really bad at it but that didn’t matter as much as it seems to matter these days and I’m not a fan of it.

I would also consider myself to be an old timer but I don’t want to stop learning new technology like new websites coming up, streaming, making videos, etc. Like it or not, there is room in gaming for us older folks and there is room in gaming for us folks that really suck at it but enjoy it.

Gaming should be for everyone and I think we have...

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WAR

Xbox, Playstation…or Switch – Which is better?

South Park had an amazing episode back in 2013 that discussed this issue perfectly but I still keep seeing all of the BS on the net about which is better…and why.

It doesn’t really matter which is best- let’s be honest. I can go into detail about the power behind each console and the reasons you should and shouldn’t go with one or the other but that is pointless.

We can all agree that the Switch comes in 3rd but even that isn’t a given because it all depends on the gamer and what they are into (and with the new Nintendo Online giving us old timers the games we loved, it may be headed towards the top!)

I grew up with NES and moved on to Super NES and then Nintendo 64 before I moved on to Playstation 1 and then Playstation 2...

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I’m Bad At Games

I’ve been on Twitch for a while now because I like watching Boogie2988 and a small handful of others but I’ve always enjoyed watching Twitch streams on YouTube- I’ve learned a lot about Fortnite, Overwatch and other games and I love watching Pew Dew Pie do play through’s of games. Last night though, I decided to become a Twitcher (without the meth).

I updated my Twitch channel a bit and played around with the broadcasting options on my Xbox One. I haven’t built up the courage yet to throw on the mic or camera but I think I will eventually get there because there are tons of folks at there that can show you how to become better at games but there are only a select few who can show you just how good you already are….by showing you how bad I can be.

I do understand that I must hav...

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Not That Happy

We Happy Few is a new game that came out a couple days ago so I picked up a copy from the Redbox to try it out. The images they have released as far as the advertising has really caught my eye and based on the trailer it has a Clockwork Orange type of feel to it so I’m really looking forward to it.

The game is in first person, as is most games these days and is set in the 1960s- following an alternative World War II. You are trying to get out of the fictional city of Wellington Wells, which is a dystopia type place where everyone is jacked up on a hallucinogenic drug called “joy”.

I played it for a few hours Friday night and then again on Saturday before taking it back and I decided that I may buy it when the price goes down to $20 or even cheaper- it’s just not a game I will reall...

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