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It's crazy how there's a hard shift up for some countries.
Japan was two away from topping Germany!

United States

Germany

Japan

Russia

France
United Kingdom
China

Portugal

Canada
Ukraine


Australia, Taiwan and Brazil came close... game on!



          
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The Monster Catchers... Reviewed!


This one is for the bookworms... and the not so bookworms in search of an adventurous read.

I know that there haven't been a ton of books reviewed on SDGT... and that's because they don't all have the right oomph to make sense here. This book on the other hand... fits right in, and if reading must be done... doesn't hurt to be a good read.

The Monster Catchers is a fast paced read about a father & son duo. Bailey and his dad, Dougie, are monster catchers for hire... but on the surface they're nothing more than the owners of a weird souvenir shop for tourists.

Yes folks, Buckleby & Son's Very Strange Souvenirs is the place where you can obtain things like fake whaleblubber and other odd knick knacks, but... it's also the place where you can find solutions to your pesky monster problems.

Bailey Buckleby is a mature 7th grader and hunter with expert Frisbee skills... and the guts to back them up. The 12 year old bumps heads with his dad over a book titled "In the shadow of Monsters" written by another monster hunter... he admires. His dad... not so much.

Dougie Buckleby is Bailey's dad, a seasoned heavyset hunter... focused on being a lucrative monster hunter and taking care of his son. He tries to protect Bailey from the clear and present dangers while in the field, but also from the pain he deals with surrounding the loss of his wife (Katrina who has been gone for about six and a half years). This adds another layer of depth to their relationship. Though he may be stern, Bailey knows he means well and wants the best for him.

Going back to the author of "In the shadow of Monsters"... Dougie doesn't care for him at all, and it stems from their opposing views and what also appears to be a bit of jealousy over the fact that Bailey relies on that book... sometimes a little more than his dad.

Their story takes place in a fictional location known as Whale Fat Beach, California. You might be thinking "What type of name is that for a city?"... but the name came from a giant whale drifting ashore and exploding. Inside the whale there were fifty people still alive, they made a meal out of the whale fat (which became a staple food in the area). The citizens are also known as whalefatians... just in case you were wondering.


This book doesn't give you a chance to be bored. Right off the bat... you're reeled right into the story as you get a taste of how bad ass the youngest protagonist is. I wasn't reading the book wondering when something would go down... I was wondering what was going to happen next.


One thing I would've loved to have seen (as an artist) is more illustrations. A lack of art doesn't take away from the story... but it would've been a plus for me, the cover art definitely catches my eye and made me excited for more. Even if the images for the start of each chapter were different... that would've been enough, so it sucked to see the same image recycled chapter to chapter.


I like the way this story keeps a level of normalcy by maintaining real world concerns in the mix. Here you have a world with Goblins, Fairies, Ghouls (oh my)... and Baily still has to concern himself with school work. I get that the author wants it to seem like just a normal life for Baily and his dad but... I wouldn't give a crap about school if these things were knowingly out there.

One challenge I see that the father and son duo are faced with is their outlook. This goes back to the monster hunter and writer of Bailey's favorite book as well as an antagonist by the name of Axel Pazuzu. Bailey is part of the family biz so he has to march to the decisions of his father.

Hunting and selling monsters is the base of this business, so you will read how things unfold with the question of "Is it right?". The tug of war with this question is a challenge because Bailey's stubborn dad is trying to run a business that wouldn't exist if he didn't catch monsters. I won't spoil the book, but it's a solid cohesive read with a nice twist that leaves the door open to a future installment.

It's not one that leaves you feeling like this story is incomplete... but it does excite me that this story feels like its just the beginning (it had better be, because there is plenty of room to continue with a future installment). I would love to see a movie one day.


You get 277 pages of monster catching action for $16.99... which had me engaged from beginning to end (especially after reading Chapter 5). I was gearing up for adventure on a local level, but Chapter 5 really expanded the scope for me. The price is cool... even if $14.99 feels a bit more solid to me.

Overall, this is a nice read for those who seek something outside of the ordinary... to get their attention. The Monster Catchers is a fun read, and the author doesn't drag out the story (the way a lot of soap opera's do... not that I watch those). I was caught up in the action and suspense in no time... and George Brewington pulls no punches.

Fun fact: George Brewington writes four days out of the week, and... works as a respiratory therapist at a hospital the other three days of the week. He also has a wife and baby. I mention this because you never know what you can do with the time you have... if you really apply yourself. 

Check out the book @ www.GeorgeBrewington.com


Engaging 5

Artwork 3

Cohesiveness 5

Price 4


4.25 out of 5 Cool Points





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SHINESS: THE LIGHTNING KINGDOM



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AGE OF WONDERS: PLANETFALL - DELUXE EDITION


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Digital Deluxe Edition

Upgrade to Age of Wonders: Planetfall Deluxe Edition, which includes the base game and the Deluxe Edition Content. 

Deluxe Edition Content includes: 

Digital Artbook
Experience the colorful and imaginative art that brought the world of Age of Wonders: Planetfall to life. 

Original Soundtrack
Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of Planetfall with the games original soundtrack. 

Bravado Bundle Cosmetic Pack
Nothing says “We’re here to rebuild society in our image” like a really boss bandana.

Spacerpunk Cosmetic Pack
Your style won’t conform to the rules of a fallen galactic society! 

Infested Worlds Scenario Planet
Survive in a world overtaken by alien flora and fauna dominated by Kir’ko factions!

Summary



Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders and Overlord series, bringing all the exciting tactical-turn based combat and in-depth 4X empire building of its predecessors to space in an all-new sci-fi setting.

Emerge from the cosmic dark age of a fallen galactic empire to craft a new future for your people. Explore the planetary ruins and encounter other surviving factions that have each evolved in their own way, as you unravel the history of a shattered civilization. Fight, build, negotiate and technologically advance your way to utopia, in a deep single player campaign, on random maps and against friends in multiplayer. 



Tactical Turn-Based Sci-Fi Combat

Perfect your combat strategy in intense turn-based battles that offer tactical challenges, a large cast of races, units with customizable weapons, and destructible environments.

Discover a Rich Science Fiction World
Uncover the history of the fallen galactic empire as you explore lush landscapes, and experience the emergent story. Encounter NPC factions and rival houses, and discover hidden technologies that can strengthen your society and give you advantage over enemies.

Planetary Empire Building
Create your own unique House, and build prosperous colonies through economic specializations of planetary sectors and governing doctrines.

Multiple Paths to Victory
Achieve your end goals through conquest, diplomacy or doomsday technologies. Engrossing options with NPC factions and rival Houses won’t make the decisions easy!

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DAEMON X MACHINA + Gameplay pt. 2


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House Party: Before the Review!


This simulation is not for kids... and it's not safe for work either.

In House Party, you get a college dose of drinking, dancing, fights, sex, and other craziness. The game is still in Early Access, and the developers poke fun at that fact but... its functional and ratings are very positive on Steam. This game seems to get a real rise out of some gamers.

You're basically the friend of the popular guy, and so you're taking advantage of an invite he gave you as you mingle for better or worse with other party-goers. If you play your cards right, you can build friendships and even affection... but you can also find yourself laying on the ground after a fresh K.O.

We aren't going to review the game in early access... that would be premature, but my experience with it was interesting (I was knocked out a few times after being caught with booze... but not the drunk guy). I would have liked to see more party games, but maybe they'll add them in as the game reaches it's official release date.

You have a backyard for beanbag toss, there should be an area for darts, and billiards too. The game challenges you to be social without being offensive and rude... with the goal of having sexy time. I'll leave it at that (and i'll save the review for later)... but check out the official description for House Party below!


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TENNIS ELBOW MANAGER 2


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Top Audiences Last Week!



A few Countries came out swinging this week!!!

United States

Germany

France

Australia

Russia
Ukraine
Portugal

China

United Kingdom
Brazil


Canada, Japan and Taiwan came close... game on!



          
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