when i was a kid, i would always lie about having the newest systems. i didn’t want to admit i was too poor to afford them, so I would just say i have everything. When i would have friends come over, i would say that i was letting a friend or a cousin borrow the […]
I grew up in a house with all brothers. We were all highly competitive. Back when multiplayer games were simply split screens, I would always cheat and look at my brother’s screens. After that, I would yell at my brothers for looking at my screen, so they wouldn’t accuse me of doing the same. I [...]
The Nexus challenges are back, once again adding synergy between Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch. The premise is simple, play HotS with friends and unlock rewards. This can be done against AI or in Quick Match, Ranked and Unranked. Blizzard has brought down the minimum games to play down to [...]
Heroes of the Storm has been incorporating a lot of Overwatch lately. The new 2.0 patch brought over Genji as a playable character and Hanamura as a new map. Well, the new cinematic trailer has shown us that they don’t plan on stopping there. D.va will be joining the fray soon. A release [...]
In case you been away from the internet for the last few days, blizzard has been hard at work revamping HotS. The new patch will be implementing the lootbox system that has been working for them in Overwatch. Emojis, sprays and banners are all being added for a little personalization on the [...]
The newest Nintendo Direct started heavy with 3DS games. There were a few notable games that stood out. Namely, the new Pikmin game, Hey! Pikmin, is entirely in 2D. I still don’t know how I feel about that, it could totally be a piece of shit. Or it could work really well. There was also [...]
We’re near another holiday so its time for another Overwatch event. This one isn’t filled with bunnies though. Starting tomorrow, Overwatch will be running their Insurrection event which takes us back in game’s timeline. Overwatch and Blackwatch are still fighting against the [...]
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a really fun game, but it’s just held down by a host of technical problems. Normally, I can forgive technical issues, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the gameplay, but Mass Effect screws that up too. It still takes you through massive worlds, with side [...]
I was waiting for years for this game. Years waiting patiently to explore all the new planets a Mass Effect from the year 2017 would have waiting for me. Patiently waiting to have the main protagonist have sex with every hot alien chick I could find. Mass Effect Andromeda lets me do that, but [...]
Destiny fans rejoice! Bungie has revealed that the newest entry in the series will drop on September 8th this year. In addition to PS4 and Xbox one , PC players will finally get to join in on the fun. It looks like this will be a clean break from the plot established in the previous […]
Like many other companies out there, Blizzard is about to capitalize on your nostalgia. However unlike the competition, they are dropping a nice little present before asking you to pay for a remaster version of their classic RTS Starcraft. Blizzard will be dropping one last patch for the [...]
It seems that DLC has even invaded the Persona universe. Atlus has announced the pricing data for their planned costumes sets, music tracks and special summons from previous games. I have to admit that I’ll probably cave in and pick up the Catherine set. Here is the breakdown. April 11 [...]
You can add another limited edition game to the list of products you wont be able to find from Nintendo. Fire Emblem Echoes is receiving the special edition treatment for the low low price of $60. This will net you the following. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Game A Hardcover [...]
Its finally time, Mass Effect Andromeda is upon us. Can the Mass Effect universe survive without everyone’s favorite N7 Specter at the Helm? Well, I’ve put down some cash for the trial on the newest installment so you don’t have to. Here is my first impression of Mass Effect [...]
Hi all, Party Bus here. It’s been a while since I wrote another killer article, but the truth is I was away on vacation and was having a good time. There were no video games on my sabbatical. It was glorious. Now I’m back and facing all sorts of stupid shit, so without further [...]
Just when you thought your gold was safe, Blizzard drops a new seasonal event. The Year of the Rooster event will be arriving on January 24th. 🎊 Good luck and great fortune await! 🎊 pic.twitter.com/Az6XkHScV5 — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 19, 2017 It looks like Blizzard took those [...]
I’ll lead with the fact that I am a big Fire Emblem fan, so today’s Nintendo Treehouse event was very satisfying for me. Nintendo dropped 4 new titles for the next year, so my tactics itch will be satiated for a while. Let’s go through the titles. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows [...]
After months of hype and speculation, Nintendo’s conference last night has revealed the details behind the Switch (cue fingersnap). The console has a solid release date 3/3/2017 . Lets take a quick look on what was revealed. The Hardware The Switch will be retailing for $300 and [...]
Breakdown For this first Overwatch tier list, I’m only examining ranked games in the United States. (I’ll do the different regions in the future, as well as filter by different divisions.) The heroes are broken into three different groups: DPS, Tank, and Support. Each group looks at [...]
Dirty Valjean – An Introduction I have been studying the dynamic relationship between genders and seduction for over a decade now. A lot of guys feel embarrassed to ask about advice when it comes to dating, as they feel like they should know this. This is the furthest thing from the [...]
You’ve been there before: you have gold elims, healing, and damage as Zenyatta in a ranked game. You’re getting kills, but your team is still losing somehow. Why are they so bad? Why do you keep getting matched with trash teammates? Well, I’ve played about 300 hours of [...]
So many cliches… One of my friends recently suggested I try out some anime. The conversation went like this: Stupid Friend: Yo Party Bus! You should watch some anime while you’re on vacation. Do you like a good story and great characters? Me: Sure. Stupid Friend: Ah! Then [...]
Its time to test your might and see if you can withstand one more holiday gaming sale. I’d recommend my tips on the subject before blowing all your cash. But enough of that, let us once more walk through the valley of the shadow of savings. Below you’ll see some notable deals that [...]
Mobile phone games are terrible. All of them. This by itself isn’t news, and this article is way overdue. I’ve tried giving mobile games a try, from single player to online multiplayer. They’re all bad. Now, I know alot of people have their favorite mobile game, and [...]
Scumbag Crytek is at it again. About two weeks ago, some anonymous employees posted some images on imgur in an attempt to get the word out about Crytek not paying employees… again. The company has been known to do this in the past, and their Glassdoor reviews all reflect that. Offices [...]
Nintendo Seeing Share Loss on Super Mario Run The game is a huge hit as far as downloads go, but the $10 price point seems to be turning off a lot of mobile Gamers. On the Mobile Gaming Landscape, $10 is a steep asking price for a game. Reviews for the game are at 2.5 […]
BAMTech acquires Streaming Rights for LOL Riot Games and BAMTech (Major League Baseball and Disney-owned streaming tech company) have signed a deal for the rights to League of Legends tournaments. BAMTech will pay Riot Games a minimum of $300 million through 2023. It will get to monetize on the [...]
An Old Story with a Party Johnson Perspective Surprisingly, this story occurred in April 2016. How I managed to miss it until now is beyond me. A guy in Hong Kong named Ricky Ma built a robot. He made it look like Scarlett Johansson since she is pretty fucking hot. There is actual scientific [...]
Overt Sexuality in Games is Well Received I took a poll of a bunch of dudes that play video games. The study you ask? How much overt sexuality in games directly aids the experience. The results were flabbergasting. Most people polled wanted to play the games with the better looking people. So I [...]
Its that time of the year folks. Break out the hot chocolate, turn on the Christmas music and start grinding those loot boxes. In addition to all the standard holiday themed items, Hanamura and Kings Rows will be decorated with a Christmas theme. There is also an additional Snow Brawl mode for [...]
Twitch released AutoMod today in an attempt to lessen the hate speech and dick emotes that are all over it’s chat. It’s going to fail. Twitch isn’t attacking the problem correctly. The problem isn’t that the audience needs to be censored. Famous Twitch streamers have [...]
Welcome to Bytes N’ Brews, an adult Letsplay Channel for adult Gamers. The concept is simple, we pair every game we play with a thematically relevant, craft beer and occasionally say something funny. We focus primarily on console gaming and terrible 90’s action movie references. We [...]
@partybusjohnson69 has recently been writing articles out of his ass with no knowledge of how the world works. He recently wrote several articles trashing Nintendo, and that’s what I’m here to defend. Nintendo has been an amazing company, which has been in operation for over 100 [...]
It’s the holidays, and I am pissed. I’m pissed because: I’m always fucking pissed. Scalpers. But you’re all like, “Party Bus, slow down. Scalpers aren’t so bad…” The fuck they ain’t! Check out this example below: That’s $235 for [...]
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I finally got an Oculus! The plan was to play Dreadhalls and upload a “Let’s Play” video with this article, but I can’t do it guys. I’m sorry. I can’t. The Oculus makes me feel too fucking sick. I did, however, manage to get through a little bit of the game [...]
Reggie Fils-Aime went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and gave more details on the Nintendo Switch. Even Shigeru Miyamoto made an appearance! Ever since that first teaser video in October, I have been scouring the internet for any update on this new Nintendo Switch. Suffice to say I [...]
Nintendo Switch will have GameCube virtual support, according to some anonymous sources from Eurogamer. (It took me a while to finally get to the damn source, but I’m pretty sure it’s from the three sources mentioned in their article.) This is really exciting, and I hope they bring [...]
Online Game Reviews Ruin Everything Picture this scenario. Your wife doesn’t want to have sex with you. You’re fucking pissed. You got chewed out at work after your wife rejected you for sex. Now you’re really fucking pissed. Some asshole bum stole your techno Christmas light [...]
Lab Zero Games stole my heart with Skullgirls. It was truly a passion project from the studio and it shows in all aspects of the game from the hand drawn sprites to the best training mode you will find. It is the best fighting game that unfortunately never took hold in the competitive fighting [...]
Listening to Video Game Music today and I heard this song that struck me. Immediately it brought forth these incredibly strong emotions within me. I had forgotten how beautiful this simple song was! Not gonna lie to you, I teared up a bit—as lame as that may sound. The song is a from a game [...]
Hello fellow gamers! How’s that collection of yours? Has Gaben stolen all your well earned cash? Is Gamestop fleecing your wallet for that new title? I think its time we sit down and have a chat so you can keep some of that cash in your pocket. It’s ok friend, I’m not going to [...]
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Another month another gaming conference. We all remember Sony’s previous showing at this year’s E3, everyone walked away with a reason why they would eventually need a PS4. God of war 4, Kingdom hearts 3, Final Fantasy VII remake, Shenmue 3, Horizion Zero Dawn, Gravity Rush 2, [...]
I watched the 2016 Game Awards. I wasn’t really impressed. Not saying that games in 2016 sucked, they definitely did not suck, but the awards went to all the wrong games. I’ll go over each category that I disagreed with and drop my two cents, actually my opinion is worth more, [...]
Review Site v1.0 Meta Game has been in my mind for about 2 years. I first realized that I wanted to make the site when I realized that I was paying so much attention to Steam user reviews. IGN and Gamespot gave a PC port of Batman a good review, as they were just extending […]
It has been confirmed. Red Dead Redemption will be arriving to Playstation Now next week. December 6th, 2016 to be exact. For those of you, like me, who’ve been waiting for the Red Dead Redemption PC port for some time now this kinda bridges the gap. At this point it may be fair to say it [...]
eSports. You hear that word thrown around a lot nowadays as the world has come to grow accustomed to the idea of competitive gaming being a “thing.” But every competitive gamer had to start somewhere. If you strip away all the light shows and stages and sold out arenas, you get [...]
This holiday season, one of the hottest deals out there was the $99.99 New 3DS. I really wanted it. Not for me, but I wanted to get it for my little brother to get him into the Nintendo 3DS eco-system. The $99.99 3DS was almost too perfect a present. Unfortunately for me, Nintendo had another [...]
Steam’s Autumn Sale is going on now. They have a lot of cool shit on sale right now—surprisingly the one I was most taken with so far is the $19.99 Steam Link. That time of year when you find yourself horribly broke has come early. I could buy presents for my shitty family, but what have [...]
I love Final Fantasy. I can’t claim to beat all of the games from the series, but I’ve played quite a bit. (Even the unknown Final Fantasy Adventure, which was technically part of the Mana series, but w/e.) So, I’ve been really looking forward to any footage about Final [...]
I recently wrote an embarrassing article admitting my addiction to Overwatch. Since I’ve started this website, the addiction has gotten better, and I’ve decided to review the game I’ve spent over 200 hours on. Style, and Lots of It The first thing I noticed about this game is [...]
You may or may not have heard of the clusterfuck that was the Dishonored 2 launch on PC. It is just a highlight of the many ways that PC Gamers get it up the ass when it comes to multi-platform releases.
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Apple is releasing an Apple Book. Just a fucking book, and the high-end one comes at a price of $300. I thought this was a joke, but it is most definitely not. Based on this information, I felt it wise to write an early bird review on this product (this expensive ass book releases tomorrow).
You may or may not have heard… The Nintendo Classic came out. You also may have heard… It’s already sold out. I am the biggest (I should say was) Nintendo Fan-Boy ever. It was reasons like this that have jaded my perspective on Nintendo. They don’t take the consumer into [...]
Taking a break from partying and slamming chicks on the weekend, I spent some time with this little gem after my friend informed me that it was on Sale on Steam. This game did not disappoint. This game is the third in the series. I have played both of the prequels (and absolutely loved them [...]
I’ve played Overwatch for over 200 hours. This is the most I’ve ever played any game. Ever. (Aside from chess, but that’s not a video game, so w/e.) Looking back, there are some things that I genuinely loved about it, while other parts that I detested. I started playing it on [...]
(I want to talk about the game at a deep level, and I can’t do that without spoiling the hell out of it. So…. big spoilers ahead.) Firewatch is the best game I’ve played in recent memory. It does what very good movies and books do: it made me contemplate life and all of [...]