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So besides gaming and working out, one of my favorite things to do is obviously reading and writing. I graduated with a BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment, but I haven’t really done anything with it. That is about to change.

I’ve fully jumped into the world development of two different series that I’ve been outlining. One is a military Sci-Fi universe and the other is a Fantasy world. I’ve been planning both for awhile, but hadn’t fully committed until recently.

In addition to that I’m working on a few other projects that are gaming focused that I’ll explain.

1. 1v1 magazine- this is actually an idea that I had when I left Active Duty, and it failed miserably. This time I’m going to make it as a blog, with a focus on competitive gaming content.

2. I also plan to make several guide books pertaining to gaming.

  • A guide to streaming
  • A guide to multiplayer games
  • A guide to MOBA games
  • A guide to competitive gaming

Those are just a few ideas and the names will be more creative, but it gives you an idea of what I’m thinking.

If you have any other ideas for me, be sure to let me know in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by and reading.

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By: Jonathan Davis

Have you ever jumped out of a plane (or a bus) while playing either PUBG or Fortnite and proceeded to ambush other players while continuously being herded towards the center of the map by an always approaching wall of energy?

If you have then you have experienced a Battle Royale game, a genre that has very quickly taken the top slots on streaming platforms like Twitch and Mixer.  The problem is, with the success of a couple Battle Royale games, all game producers now want a piece of the action.

We went from DayZ, which is the game that really started the craze, to PUBG, and now finally Fortnite.  Each of these games took what the game previous had done and expanded on it.  The end result is you have the more realistic PUBG, squaring off with the more cartoonish and fun loving Fortnite.  This is all well and good, but now there are rumors floating around that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will drop the single player campaign for…you guessed it.  A BATTLE ROYALE MODE!!

Call of Duty isn’t the only game rumored to be adding Battle Royale to their games.  It’s also been rumored that Battlefield powerhouse DICE is also thinking about delving into Battle Royale.  Now some of you may be asking yourself why I say this is ruining gaming, and here’s my response to that.

1. Both Call of Duty and Battlefield have built their fan bases for certain reasons.  Call of Duty is a fast paced, team based shooter, and Battlefield is a large-scale battle with a large variety of weapons and vehicles.  They both do their style of game well, so why change it now?

2. Both these games have also been known to have good single player campaigns.  While the vast majority of players play games for multiplayer, you still have people who either enjoy the campaign or don’t have internet capable of a stable connection for multiplayer.  So, by taking away that option, you lose some of your player base.

3. PUBG and Fortnite have already staked their claim on this genre.  By trying to enter this genre, both these titles will have to take away from what makes them unique, in order to try and make a good Battle Royale mode that is different than the current models.

In closing, Battle Royale games are a new, fun and addicting genre to play.  Other companies are seeing that and want to emulate it for their own gain, which in reality will probably only hurt their fan base.  Call of Duty and Battlefield should stick to what has worked for them for many years.

Let me know what you think of the rumors pertaining to Call of Duty and Battlefield trying to edge their way into the Battle Royale scene.  Do you think they should try it or leave it to the already established PUBG and Fortnite?  Let me know in the comments below.

Custom gaming controllers have become all the rave with gamers of late.  With competitive gaming becoming popular, everyone is looking to add whatever edge they can to their game.  For some that’s upgrading to a monitor instead of a television, using gamer grip, or something similar, but for the vast majority it’s picking up a custom controller that seems to help the most.

Now throughout gaming history, there has always been controllers that could help you compete a little easier but they were never really legal.  They were controllers that had turbo features allowing you to fire extra fast with a single hit of the triggers.  The controllers used now, however, are used in pro circuits all over.  We will discuss the big three that I have seen and used.

SCUF GAMING

Scuf Gaming

Scuf

Probably the most well-known brand of the three, Scuf Gaming offers the most customization, with many different color schemes to choose from.  They have the most pre-designed controllers and they come at a variety of price points to fit the need of any gamer.  They are the only company of the three that uses paddles on the back instead of buttons.  Having had a Scuf before, I can say they are generally well-built controllers and I received mine on time and was extremely happy with it.

PROS

  • Offers the most customization.
  • Pricing, while their controllers can get very expensive, they start at a low and comparable price point as the other three.  The options you choose is what inflates the price.
  • Paddles are easier to push than the buttons IMO.
  • They offer a 12-month warranty on their paddles.

CONS

  • From reviews, it seems the paddles have a habit of unexpectedly breaking.
  • Pricing can be an issue if you want to have a fully customized controller.

BATTLE BEAVER CUSTOMS

BATTLE BEAVER

Battle Beaver

I have had my Battle Beaver since the Xbox One first launched and the buttons on the back are just now starting to go out.  I just learned that their rear buttons and smart triggers are both covered for the life of the controller which is a great thing.  They have many options for customization, but their controllers can get just as expensive as a Scuf.

PROS

  • Rear buttons and smart triggers covered for the life of the controller.
  • Very responsive, I have never had to wait longer than a day to hear back from them on any issue I may be having.
  • Pricing, pre-built controllers come at a variety of price points to fit the needs of any gamer.
  • Controller launches with a 30-day warranty.

CONS

  • None that I can find except controllers can become very pricey, and IMO paddles feel better than the rear buttons.

CINCH GAMING

CINCH

Cinch gaming

I have never actually owned a Cinch.  My clan was part of an affiliate program with them, but I never actually picked one up.  They offer many customization options, but they don’t seem to offer as much as the other two.  They like Battle Beaver, utilize buttons on the back instead of the paddles.  I don’t want to give them a real review until I have actually had the chance to give them a try, but I wanted to let you know that they are out there.

CLOSING

There are other companies out there that will make you a custom controller, but these are the three I would highly recommend you take a look at.  They are all well established and from my experience will work with you on any issues that you may have.  They all have some pros and cons, but are all still good choices and used by pro players all over.  If you have ever used one of these controllers, let me know what you thought of it in the comments below.