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      Youtube Team   10/02/2017

      If you want to be a team that makes videos and post them on a YouTube channel were a team works and learns together. Fill out this short questionnaire about the FTG YouTube Team! https://goo.gl/forms/aaUcAFz7uC8qJzXv1 - By Austin - the Media Manger at FrontTowardsGamer -

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  1. Slightly Original Presents: Coop Calamity Surgeon Simulator Gameplay on PlayStation 4 VR. Bossa studios was nice enough to send us some free Surgeon Simulator merchandise in response to our feedback for the initial release of the game. So to show our appreciation we made this video of us playing this extremely fun game! For more information on Surgeon Simulator visit Bossa Studios http://www.surgeonsim.com/ Be sure to Like, Comment and Subscribe the channel to show us your support. Or disdain, whatever blows your hair back. Slightly Original stars Scott and PJ and is a video game centered comedy channel. On Slightly Original we provide humorous opinions, facts and news about video games, technology, television and movies. You can see us LIVE every SUNDAY NIGHT 830pm EST on https://www.twitch.tv/slightly_original Stay up to date by following us on Social Media! Twitter: https://twitter.com/SlightOriginal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slightoriginal/ Player.me: https://player.me/slightly_original
  2. This week the guys talk about PC Flight Sim Heliborne with Jet Cat Games' Community Manager Anthony Keeton. We talk about communities, games in beta/development, our love of games, and what it takes to be a community manager. Some really great information for those wanting to break into the industry as a Community Manger or a content creator. Steam Link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/433...
  3. In this weeks First Impression the Slightly Original guys talk about Indomitus Games' 5 Minutes Rage. A 1980's style beat'em up/sports game with giant freaking robots! One of the most fun Couch Coop games we have played in a very long time. Available on for Windows through Steam. Beta Sign up located on link below. BETA SIGN UP: http://www.indomitusgames.com/5-minutes-rage
  4. In this installment of Slightly Original - First Impressions, the guys talk about The Binding of Issac Afterbirth + on the Nintendo Switch. This is the first time that Scott has played the game so hilarity ensues. Slightly Original stars Scott and PJ and is a video game centered comedy show/podcast. On Slightly Original we provide humorous opinions, facts and news about video games, technology, television and movies. You can find us every Sunday at 830pm EST on Twitch
  5. Jotun: Valhalla Edition - Review

    Awesome review Thor! Thanks for posting it.
  6. The Problem with Game Marketing

    .Thanks for the comment Jax. This doesn't apply to all games or franchisees but it does seem to be happening more frequently with new IPs as of late. It is really disappointing because there is a need for fresh, new, and engaging stories and characters. While I love a good franchise I feel the need for newness in my life.
  7. The Problem with Game Marketing

    When it comes to advertisement the video game industry seems to be leading in terms of garnering hype for certain AAA titles that are undeserving. In the last few years though there has been a trend where the hype train is so powerful that you are convinced that this game being advertised is the greatest game that has ever been made. I know what you're thinking, how could that be a bad thing? How many times have you gotten that game and played it and felt utterly disappointed? There are a few games that stand out that I won't name *cough* No Man's Sky *cough* that has all the makings of a standout hit. An outstanding reveal at a major video game conference, the backing of a major publisher, stunning visuals (in the demo), and a story that seems to be expertly written. What happens when the game comes out and you play it for the first time? The honeymoon phase is something that we have all experienced when it comes to a hyped game. You get it and you start playing and your excitement for the game overshadows any bugs or problems you initially encounter. You are convinced though everything that you have read about the game that it is the best game you have ever played. Once that wears off you start to nitpick certain things about the game then you come to the realization that this is not what was promised. This is not what was advertised and more importantly you realize that you have been fooled. The problem is that the marketing is so well done, the conference presentations so perfect that we all rush to pre order and line up for midnight releases with the thought that we will get our hands on something incredible. By the time we realize what has happened we have already spent our money and the developers have turned a profit. Sure there have been class action lawsuits in the past but this trend doesn't seem to be slowing down or stopping. Have developers and publishers let us down in order to make money on false promises? Is this something that they willing and intentionally do?
  8. Xbox Community Event

    GTA V Online - Make money or die trying
  9. August Game Releases

    Hey gamers! August 2016 is a little light on releases this month but that doesn't mean you won't have anything to do! There are some really great games coming out this month and here is the list: August 9 - No Man's Sky August 16 - Valentino Rossi: The Game August 23 - Madden NFL 17 August 23 - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided August 30 - World of Warcraft: Legion
  10. Interested in writing for FTG?

    Hey gang! Are you interested in writing for Front Towards Gamer? Want to get in on the early release of games and write about it? Going to any cons this year and want to report live from the shindig? Always wanted to be a games writer but never knew where to start? Well now is your chance! Send me an email at scott@fronttowardsgamer.com and tell me the following: Name Affiliation (Military, Civilian Supporter) why you want to write what platforms you currently play a sample of your writing (if you don't have anything, write me 250 words on a game you like and why you like it) That's all there is to it!
  11. Community Update 26 JUL 16

    Awesome sauce! Lot happened this week.
  12. GEXCon 2016

    Fredericksburg, Va. — The Gaming and Entertainment Experience Convention (GEXCon) was held this past weekend in Northern Virginia and it was an overwhelming success. When we arrived at the venue on Saturday morning the excitement was palpable. That old familiar feeling of setting up a booth at another Con. The passionate conversation from those who would bask in the warm glow of old CRT TVs rescued from some second hand discount store to play classic consoles. The wonderment of those who would be attending their first con, not knowing what adventures await. All of this is what makes a great convention and GEXCon was full to the brim with it. One of the things about GEXCon that really had me excited was the fact that once the doors opened it would be an all night party. From the time everything started on Saturday to when it all closed down on Sunday night it was non stop gaming awesomeness with arcade cabinets, consoles and LAN space as far as the eye could see. There was always something to do and great people to talk to at all hours of the night. Unfortunately I suffer from being old and broken so I was not able to stay up all night and keep up. However it was great to see people passed out on couches when we came back in the morning. I should have brought a sleeping bag or something! LauraLania, who was the host for the event, was a great personality that helped us with our streaming portion of the event as well as helped hype up the crowds and educate some folks about the OSD mission. The event organizers were also very keen on making sure that everyone made their way towards our booth. So next year, if you are looking for a great convention to go to where you can hook up your computing machine and go ham all night long, GEXCon is where the party is at.
  13. Batman: Arkham Underworld, developed by Warner Bros., is now available on the iOS app store. Become the criminal mastermind you always wanted to be. Recruit some of Gotham's most vile scum such as the Riddler, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, and others. Build the ultimate lair and rule the criminal underground Don't like what someone else is doing? Are they infringing on your turf? Raid their hideout in PvP battles! Complete the story missions within Gotham City and earn your place as the ultimate villain Batman: Arkham Underworld is a free to play app, however there are in game items for purchase.
  14. Good News Everyone! This weekend if you download Elite: Dangerous Arena from Steam or the Frontier store you can get it for free! The best part? Once you download it, its yours forever! This version of Elite: Dangerous features just the CQC Arena portion of the game where you test your skills against other Commanders in space combat. Four agile, combat-honed space ships. Choose from the fast and aggressive Federal and Imperial Fighters, the damage-dealing Eagle or the heavyweight Sidewinder. Multiple tactical options with custom loadouts unlocked by ranking up. Four Arenas: Elevate’s towering view, Cluster Compound’s mining facility, Asteria Point’s cavernous space station and Ice Field’s frozen asteroid belt. Eight-player Free for All, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag game modes. Realistic, agile starship handling powered by Elite Dangerous’ advanced simulation technology.
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