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Adam and Billy break down the Nintendo Switch! Is it worth the money? The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, does it live up to the hype?
Also- Secret Empire and The Edge of the Venom-verse are coming this summer. Is Marvel over doing it? Is it too much to have at least two new mini series ever summer?
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The Culture Dudes 1 – Go Tell Aunt Rhody, it’s Podcast time!

Adam and Billy discuss the phenomenon that is Resident Evil 7. Discussing popular fan theories, the ridiculous ending, and a very shocking return of a RE favorite.

The guys also discuss the return of Eddie Brock to Venom, and the unveiling of the Watchmen in DC Rebirth!We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

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The Culture Dudes – Promo

A look at a future podcast coming from Limit Break

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Weeping Doll Review

October is a time for girls dressed as Harley Quinn, candy, and kids just being generally silly and asking complete strangers for candy (I know a guy who does that every day of the year.) Anyway, beyond these things, October is a time for things that are scary and therefore scare us. This October, Playstation VR launched much to the appreciation from a community of gamers looking for a new experience. PSVR launched with a couple of scary games/demos, but there was one game a few of us were anticipating after it missed its launch day.

maxresdefault-1Weeping Doll, from Oasis Games, is a game that should scare and enthrall you as you piece together a mystery in a traditional Japanese home. What the dev team at Oasis forgot when working on this game were solid mechanics, stability, and simply put; the fear factor that comes when providing a “horror genre” game.

weeping-doll-10In Weeping Doll, you portray the role of a maid who is sent in to a frenzy after a phone call from the lady of the house. I know this sounds all sorts of interesting, and many of you would be excited to hear that it is set in a traditional Japanese house, but sadly, the hour long game feels forced and once again is missing the haunted house part. Even worse, you find dolls throughout the house posed in sexual positions, and that’s just weird.

If Weeping Doll was a VR title you were waiting on, take it from us and skip this title in favor of something a little more dynamic and playable.

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WWE 2K16- Review

Over the past decade, Wrestling games and their fans have been stuck. Given that developers have tossed back and forth between the idea of simulation and arcade style games. Dating back all the way to WWF Wrestlefest, these games have been traditionally brawlers/fast paced games which didn’t feel well set for a 60 minute Iron Man Match. Past games let you brawl into WWF New York, and drop the People’s Elbow in Times Square. These matches would make you impatient if they went over 5-6 minutes and quickly become boring. More recently, with 2K’s acquisition of the WWE franchise rights, things have begun to change. 2K has brought the title more towards a stylized simulation and made this a real fan favorite for wrestling fans.

A Commitment to Excellence:

Starting with the Main Event. WWE 2K16 brings wrestling back to the table in all of its kayfabe glory. To compliment the largest roster the game has hosted, character models have been updated, and look stunning in their updated environments in 1080p at 60 frames per second. Given the last incarnation of WWE 2K was plagued with screen tears, match ending glitches and some inaccurate character models. Fans will also be delighted to know that Cody Rhodes (Star Dust) will not get jumbled in the ropes during his signature Disaster Kick. Another small thing you might not notice in this year’s title is updated and outdoor arenas.

Large Roster, Larger Community:

For me, the community is a huge part of WWE games. I love being able to sign on at any given time during the day and see that I can get matched up with an opponent. On top of improved online connectivity, 2K’s community creations have grown due to a major revamp on the Creative Mode side. Players are now able to utilize multiple different variations of gear thanks to new sections, and this in the long run makes for many characters easily created, which improves on the already MASSIVE roster. It is very easy to get carried away and create characters to actually replicate your ideal dream matches. Some of my favorites thus far have been:

  • Tommy Dreamer Vs. Raven
  • Ric Flair Vs. A.J Styles
  • Jason Voorhees Vs. Crystal Lake Camp Counselors (Handicap match)

*Editors Note: We made Randy the Ram, no Ram Jam though.

Another story told, another great showcase:

2K Showcase mode returns this year, and with it a new story. Stone Cold Steve Austin is the featured athlete of both cover and showcase this year. The story of the meteoric rise of “Stone Cold” is well told and historically accurate through excellent FMV, and video bumpers. The matches themselves are well chosen and some of the most important pieces of Stone Cold’s rise to fame. This mode beyond boasts great unlockable content and a high replay value.

What We Didn’t Like About WWE2K16

Cena Didn’t Kick Out At 2:

A great game doesn’t come without at least a small fault. WWE 2K16 suffers from a major setback in its technical aspects. Grapple and Submission are almost as hard to understand as that girl who you fell in love with in college, but could never get to say the worlds. I mean honestly, it’s a timed button mashing system that runs you in circles. This was a major problem last year. Given the games strategic mishaps, this will leave you frustrated and in need of a shot or two if your timing is off. Adding to that is a convoluted circular pin escape system that would even keep Cena down for the 3. This has been an issue plaguing the 2K series for more than a year. I can see this frustrating long time patrons of the series. It feels like a major learning curve. This is my opinion though. Many people do enjoy the new controller system.

Overall, WWE 2K16 is a major upgrade over its predecessor. 2K put in the work this year that was needed in last year’s incarnation. In a year of broken games, it’s good to see at least one annual title rise to its community’s demands, and fix the things we felt was wrong.

*WWE 2K16 was provided for review by 2K Games. This review is the independent publishing of The Structure Network, and has in no way been sponsored or provided.

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Disney Infinity 3.0- Review

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Iron Man could fight Storm Troopers alongside Han Solo? Or, what if Donald Duck teamed up with Darth Vader to somehow save the day? I know.. You’re probably expecting me to announce that Marvel has made its way into the world of Kingdom Hearts….not today my dear reader. Today, I am here to talk about the revamped and exciting experience that is Disney Infinity 3.0.

Disney 3.0 focuses around a completely new group to the Disney universes and characters. One of Disney’s more recent acquisitions was Star Wars. The company has wasted no time in putting the franchise to good use and delivering longtime fans new and exciting additions to the franchise. Disney 3.0 is comprised of three level sets and a Toy Box Takeover level. All three are purchasable separately. For those who have purchased their games digitally, and for those new to the series and looking to dive right in, the Saga Bundle is available (exclusively for PS4) and includes a pre-release Boba Fett figure, the base starter kit (Twilight of the Republic,) and the Rise Against the Empire playset .

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What we liked about Disney Infinity 3.0:

It’s Not Disney 1 or 2.0:

I don’t know about you, but I bought the first Infinity for the figures, the second one because it was Marvel, and I earned a total of two trophies between both. I found the original Infinity games to be lackluster and developed to please a younger generation. I don’t think Disney Interactive ever saw this appealing to the older generation. With Disney Infinity 3.0, I thoroughly enjoyed playing through the two playsets I received/purchased.

Infinity 3.0 boasts a replay value to it. Each mission is multi-faceted and, like past titles, offers crossover character gameplay. Levels are spot on and larger than previous indications which could, at times, appear linear and could feel playable once. This time around, side missions are included, and the rewards are stellar. Instead of slapping a new coat of paint on Infinity 2.0, the teams at Avalanche and Sumo digital have painstakingly re-worked and well taken care of this game. Fans of Star Wars and Disney Infinity alike will love this new version.

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Community Creations:

You spend hours making levels, and you want the world to see them, rate them, and enjoy them. Okay, this is definitely a mode that will connect you with other members of the Disney Infinity community (which I have found to be a wonderful and very active) and play their levels. The cool thing about the Infinity community is the Infinity community. These levels are passionately crafted by teams and gamers alike! A very cool experience for those who are into crafting their own stuff. Also, a great way to continue your gameplay experience.

What We Didn’t Like About Disney Infinity 3.0:

Where Did My Money Go!?:

Disney Infinity is one of those titles that is really fun to play, there is no doubt in my mind about that. I truly enjoy both the nostalgia of many favorite (now) Disney characters and licenses. My absolute favorite characters are Sam Flynn and Quora from the Tron movies. The $30 dollars I shelled out on these characters was okay, but then… you cannot use them in your normal play sets and you have to buy the Toybox Takeover add-on. Don’t get me wrong, the concept is super cool, but the cost to the consumer could be an issue. Collectors won’t care, but the average family isn’t going to be able to afford $70 dollars for a starter set, $14 dollars a figure, and $40 a playset.

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The Verdict:

Disney Infinity 3.0 is fun for all ages. It has characters of Disney’s past, present, and future. This game will provide both returning and new players depth and customization found very rarely in modern gaming. If you’re a fan of Marvel, Star Wars, or Disney, make sure to check this one out, but beware the hefty price tag that comes with it.

*The Structure Network was provided a review kit by Disney Interactive.