NINTENDO Switch LABO Coming Soon

Nintendo Switch Labo



NINTENDO is a name synonymous with fun.  To some, it is a name that smacks you in the head with childhood memories faster than your mom smacking those memories out of your head for playing too much damn NINTENDO… For many gamers it was the NINTENDO Entertainment System, the SUPER NINTENDO or N64.  Now it is Nintendo LABO  for the Switch that will be creating some good, fun memories.

NINTENDO’S marketing campaigns used the most famous Italians since Michelangelo or Frank Sinatra.  Parents were sent  to the stores not for board games such as Chutes and Ladders or Monopoly, but for video game cartridges that came in cardboard boxes.

The gaming phenomena was viewed as something that could prove harmful to children.  The “if you sit too close to the TV  you’ll go blind” phrase comes to mind.  News and media played the angle that kids weren’t getting exercise or that the lack of tactile interaction with objects might stunt a kid’s mental growth.

Now remember, this was the 80’s and parents in the US could still beat the hell out of their kid if they misbehaved, so the kids went outside.  Most kids in those days were just as happy reading the colorful game-manuals or building wooden model dinosaurs.   80’s kids also loved breathing-in that chemical smell from Shrinky Dinks or going through sticker books…it was a strange time.

They had no problem building cardboard forts, swords, robots, ghost traps, proton packs and whatever else an imaginative 80’s kid had on his or her mind.

nintendo labo variety

Cardboard is the future

The NINTENDO LABO is taking fans back a bit and creates a tactile experience combining cardboard with video games.  The LABO concept of “Make.  Play.  Discover” is self-explanatory.  More importantly, it gives kids another way to explore their own imagination… that is if the kids can keep their 80’s-baby parents out of the Robot Suit.

Who is to guess where NINTENDO Switch LABO will go from here but they will do it with their usual outside-the-box thinking.  How about some form of Slip-n-Slide?

nintendo labo robot


The LABO comes in two packages; the Toy Con 01 Variety Kit MSRP’s at $69.99 and the Toy Con 02 Robot Kit MSRP’s at $79.99.

Official Trailer



Rainbow Six Siege League Coming Soon

We are currently in the process of creating our very first gaming league!  Our plans are to gather teams all over North America to compete in Ubisoft’s Rainbow 6 Siege.

The details are still being worked out but we’re hoping to gain some interest!  We would love your feedback!  If you have a team or were thinking about competing, why not join our league?

You can help give us feedback by signing up for our forums and posting your interest.  It is totally free to join the forums!  You can do that here

More details are coming soon!

Rainbow Six Siege Servers Down

The internet is abuzz like a hornets nest blasted by an angry hobo with a shotgun; the Rainbow Six Siege servers are down!

Ubisoft reports all platforms and games down.

Players across the Ubisoft fan-base have been experiencing an inability to join Ubisoft Online Multiplayer games such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, For Honor, several Assasin’s Creed games and other titles listed below.  Rainbow Six Siege has been one of the most popular titles (in terms of monthly player totals) for Ubisoft reaching over 100,000 unique users December 2017.

Rainbow Six Siege has grown exponentially over the past year.

A rapid increase in players can be attributed to a robust holiday marketing campaign which started with Free to Play (FtP) access to PC, Xbox, and PS4 users followed by price-cuts on all variations of the game.  The strategy worked for (or is it against?) staff including CreepyCJXxXx, SkeadCustomXxXx, and SCHWINSLOWXxXx who all report that they gravitated to the game due to the FtP week and discounts which followed.  They also commented that the unique teamwork mechanism that Rainbow Six Siege incorporates makes it possible for the E-sports market to open-up in this title.

One of the common drawbacks that players report about is the server connectivity issues.  Across all platforms our staff have reported server issues but the January 6th issue seems to be the longest outage in months.  According to they are “aware of an issue impacting multiple games and online services. Our Administrators are investigating and working on resolving this as quickly as possible.” stats for Rainbow Six Siege Servers averaged approximately 2500 reports an hour. staff members have had success connecting on Xbox whereas others still have no luck on PC.

Here is a list of the other titles potentially affected:

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin’s Creed: Initiates
Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Child of Light
Far Cry 4
For Honor
Grow Home
Grow Up
Just Dance 2014
Just Dance 2015
Just Dance 2016
Just Dance: Disney Party 2
Just Sing
Monopoly Deal
Rabbids Crazy Rush
Rabbids Invasion
Rocksmith 2014
Shape Playtime
Tetris Ultimate
The Crew
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Toy Soldiers War Chest
Trials Frontier
Trials: Blood Dragon
Watch Dogs


Creepy Finds Dead Body in Desert

Gamer Finds Dead Body

Go check out our newest series in gaming entertainment!  Tales from the Weird Episode One features a gruesome, true story told by our very own CreepyCjXxXx.

The story takes place about 10 years ago in the Arizona desert when one day he discovered a dead body.

This series features the conversations that happen during typical gaming sessions.  Gamers of all walks of life enjoy sharing their tales, sometimes to the point where the actual reason we play games comes to the surface.

Some say its the artwork, some say it’s a great time-waster, to some gaming is a way to forget about life’s harshness for awhile.  To most, it’s about coming together to kibitz, to wax intellectual, or to tell some outrageous events that happened.

Friendships can develop in the most interesting ways, and consequently, gamers can overcome the baddest of bosses, chaotic combat, and the most difficult in-game challenges.  The familiarity garnered from talking to your online friends everyday is what makes good gamers better while loners tend to die alone.


Climbing Mount Everest

Story by Ross Waller

Hello Fellow Guardians!  Let me introduce myself to those of you who do not know me yet. I’m’s resident level 40 Pokémon Go trainer and devoted fan of Bungie’s Destiny universe.  Our clan LIFTED MINDS has been very active in Destiny 1 and even more so in Destiny 2. I have been an active gamer for most of my 37 years and have enjoyed more than just the games but also the community that surrounds our culture. 

Although most my goals in the first Destiny were completed, one always eluded me; top Trials of Osiris honors. So after missing out on the Lighthouse in Destiny 1, I was determined to do anything in my power to get to the new Exclusive are for those who go Flawless in Destiny 2’s Trials of the Nine.   

The magic of the internet helped to find solutions and ways to get better at the new weekly event known now as the Trials of the Nine.  This is a Destiny weekend event where you get a score card on wins and losses. 7 match wins in a row is a perfect score. Doing this unlocks even more vendors in the Citadel. These vendors are called an Emissary of the Nine…… do we remember anyone else that works for the 9? Xur our weekly exotic dealer that shows up and teases us with some gear we almost always couldn’t have gotten on our own.   

Who are these illustrious NINE? Maybe we will find out soon. But back to the point at hand.  After going loss after loss in the Trials on Friday with members of our Destiny Clan LIFTED MINDS, I was determined to not allow history to repeat itself by missing-out on all the cool gear or seeing a place in the game I never got to.  After doing a bit of online research and combing the web for help I came across a website that has a mission to help hardcore Guardians like myself to attain the most difficult missions DESTINY has to offer. has been around since the first Destiny and I wish I had known then what I know now.  They offer all kinds of services from taking you on a flawless TRIALS run to taking you through the Raids.  They even offered to help you win Sparrow races in the old sparrow racing league in Destiny 1!! (Sparrow: the super-cool means of transportation in the Destiny games; kind of like a speeder bike from Star Wars except you can customize them with  different “perks”).  Theses “Sherpas” will either help you get your wins or they will sign into your account and complete it for you if you don’t have the time or don’t simply don’t want to do it yourself. For the record, there is a cheaper price for them to sign into your account and do it for you.  

Flawless or Bust 

There where so many questions raised in my mind such as legitimacy in attaining Gaming Goals for hard-earned cash.  Another big concern regarded any consequences that may transpire from having someone else use my account.  After contacting the site’s help department, I was very confident in not just their business model but it was their customer service who won me over by going above and beyond to satisfy my needs.  They never made me feel like my questions weren’t valid and helped to get a better understanding of what clients will be getting involved. It was then an easy decision: Flawless Run through the Trials of the Nine.  

After making the decision to go forward, the option to set an appointment time for my meeting with my Sherpas was given.  I was told I would be contacted by a gamer named “Fazz” on Xbox Live prior to our appointment to confirm and go over any additional questions.  I chose 7:00am on a Sunday morning so that there would be no interruptions.  My fiancé and Frodo the dog are still asleep and the rest of our clan wouldn’t wake up for a few more hours (there’s Lifted in many ways).  In complete honesty I was very, VERY excited to finally get a flawless Trials run done. I was up all night like a kid before a drift event (editor’s note: he wouldn’t shut-up about it).  Sleep was restless with the excitement to see things in Destiny I knew exists.  

With the morning freed-up, I was online an hour ahead of time.  To kill time (and to warm-up) before my appointment, I worked on milestones and patrols.  As the time grew closer I got more nervous, how was I going to do ? Would I be a complete scrub? What would I learn? How much would I need to hold my own? So much and anxiety and doubt in my own skills it was nerve-wracking. Then the familiar tone of a received message came from the Xbox.  It was “Fazz” asking if I was ready and when would I like to start!  A wave of relief rolled-over me like a warm blanket.  Fazz was hosting a party already and then brought in my 3 own personal Sherpas!   

AJL, Remersed, and Flashy22 would be like my Three Musketeers and I was D’Artagnan, set to work together in our quest for fortune and fame.  First and foremost, these guys are awesome.  They made the experience not only fast but kept it fun.  The much-needed advice they possess to sharpen-up my gameplay in the Crucible was well-worth the cost to do business. 

True Professionals 

After a small introduction, we went into our first match.  Not only are they great players in terms of stick-play (literal hand-eye coordination skills), their level of communication is something to be studied in ANY first-person-shooter (FPS).  This involved identifying which enemies had weak shields, detailed descriptions about enemy movement on the map, and how to protect leads.  We had an occasional round loss but most matches we crushed the other teams.  

Then I had an epiphany… these are the caliber of player that was preventing me from completing runs on my previous Trials attempts.  There was no trickery, hacks, or exploits going on before.  It was the lack of organized teamwork that ultimately sealed my fate as mediocre in Trials. One of the subtle mistakes that might cost many players games and matches involves winning one-on-one battles (thus giving the enemy team a quick advantage by out numbering your teammates).  Throughout the session, the Sherpas were very open and honest and helped explain how the services of worked behind the scenes.   For instance, all of my Sherpas are from the United Kingdom.  Most of them had also worked in the business of helping gamer attain their goals including Destiny 1.  The website also helps players get through the raid as well.  They explained that although they average about 20-25 guys on the PvP (player vs. player) side of the site they have about 10-15 Sherpas doing PvE (player vs. environment) currently.   

One thing that is rather interesting about my Sherpas is that they play not only on Xbox One but PS4 as well (and soon on PC when it releases).  This detail means they have flexibility are able to switch roles as well as the console the client prefers.  Another fun fact is that although a few of the Sherpas prefer to play on  Xbox One (due to controller functionality) but can they ALL handle ANY gaming challenges thrown their way. is earning the respect of the gaming community and their services get FIVE OUT OF FIVE EXOTIC ENGRAMS! 

I would highly recommend the services of this site for any of your Destiny needs. When your raid team is falling apart or your fire team keeps dying all around what do you do?  Contact the  Sherpas!

Destiny 2 Crucible Play with Lifted Minds Clan

The Lifted Minds Clan is’s OFFICIAL Destiny 2 Crucible fireteam here with some “highlights” of their first livestream.  These are no ordinary highlights, these are the moments that we consider LIQUID GOLD RECORDS.  This is the stuff that makes gaming party chat life miserable or, if you are like us, it is what we live for.

Parental Advisory Warning Destiny 2 Crucible


Destiny 2 Grinding all week

Teaser Trailer

We have been hard at work all week here at getting as much excellent footage of Destiny 2 that we can fit on our hard drives!  It’s been a long journey to get our Guardians passed the 265 Light mark and onto bigger and better things from the Leviathan Raid.

Xur is expected to be in the Tower this weekend for the first time as well as Trials of the Nine!  We want to give you the most accurate information possible on what else to expect so stay tuned!

Here’s a teaser-shot of a hilarious new video we are working on:

Destiny 2 Update Contains Racist Image


Today Bungie had a scheduled update what was going to be available at 1pm EST.  Users who attempted to log-on after the update recieved an error message.  According to @Bungie (’s Twitter account) the update contained imagery which could be considered as racist or hateful.

“It’s come to our attention that a gauntlet in Destiny 2 shares elements with a hate symbol. It is not intentional. We are removing it.”  The tweet continued: “Our deepest apologies. This does NOT represent our values, and we are working quickly to correct this. We renounce hate in all forms.”

Tweet from @Bungie

Destiny 2 released a week ago and Bungie has reported that as-of 9/9/17 there were 1.2 million concurrent players online.  This update was to be the first of many in a game that constantly tries to keep everything flowing smoothly for its users.

Bungie last reported they expect servers to be back up and running at 3PM Eastern (12pm PDT).  Please check back with for more.


Update 3:38pm Eastern

After a few log-in attempts to the game we received this message:This was followed by this message:

Bungie’s twitter has tried to keep the public aware of the situation but has changed the predicted time of completion multiple times.  The most recent post came at about 2pm EST (11pmPDT) and says they now predict a 5PM EST (3PM PDT) opening of the servers.

UPDATE 5:48PM Eastern

The servers are back up and running!



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