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Simcon, Brochures

Simcon – Rochester Annual Gaming Convention – Tabletop Games

It’s a gaming convention for tabletop games, which means more than just Dungeons and Dragons and Magic the Gathering (although they have events for that too). At this 3 day long convention you can help playtest up and coming games like Ruthless, a sci-fi about an ancient spacecraft, meet members from local gaming studios like Kinsoul Studios, or just hang out with friends and play your favorite games. The convention offers a thorough collection of tabletop games for participants to utilize in the central ballroom (Frederick Douglass Hall this year) or in private rooms if you register beforehand. Don’t worry if you forgot your dice because you can find several vendors selling tabletop supplies, magic cards, button/pins, and cool gaming earrings. Simcon is the longest running gaming convention in New York State and was originally designed by Maren Cooke


Next Generation Consoles On The Way: PS5, Xbox Two, and Nintendo Switch 2 – What we know!

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are in constant competition with their consoles and are always trying to 1UP each other. With that being said, official news on the development and release of their new consoles are tightly kept secrets, but that doesn’t stop the rumors and speculation. Read on for info on what we know, rumors, and insight on the release of the PS5, Xbox Two, and Nintendo Switch 2 (If that’s what they will actually be called).




Flavor of the Week

Flavor of the Week – Free Games: Bloodborne, Ratchet and Clank, and Fortnite

Welcome to the Flavor of the Week, where we will be talking about what games AButtonGames has been checking out, what games are hot, and what to expect!

As many of you know a couple of big games came out for Playstation Plus this month: Bloodborne and Ratchet and Clank 2! AButtonGames jumped on the opportunity to download and play, and we are quite satisfied so far. In addition check out the latest update on Fortnite and its record breaking week. It's all below!


Is the Playstation 4 Pro worth it? PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim vs PS4 Original!

In case you are behind the loop PS4 Pro is the latest and greatest console release for Playstation. It’s bigger, better, and packs better graphics! Does that mean you should run out and buy it right now? No. No it does not mean that. Let us help you decide whether Playstation 4 Pro is actually a good fit for you.




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CNN – Drawing Dangerous Conclusions on Gaming

CNN recently published an article on how they feel violence in video games can certainly impact real life and the steps they feel we should take to avoid such situations. We would like to take some time to break down this article and point out some major flaws in the conclusions.


EA

Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen

EA Games - Facing challenges this year. Does the consumers have more power than originally thought? Will this force an organizational and industry shift for the better?


Hourglass

5 Games with Exceptionally Long Development Times

While most of us have come to expect the annual releases of our favorite franchises this is not always the case. Here is a list of 5 popular games that have had an exceptionally long development time, for better or worse.


Flavor of the Week

Flavor of the week (Feb 19th – 25th)

Welcome to the Flavor of the Week! Since this is the start of a new ongoing article, let me just tell you a bit about it. This will be a weekly discussion on what we have been playing over here at AButtonGames. If there is a game that we are playing or enjoying then we will throw it in and let you know what we think of it. We will try to get a review out for every new game, but there's no guarantee. So take a quick look at what we have been playing, and don’t forget to leave a comment.




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