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Entertainment
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest - Marriage and Children Guide

Back from Fire Emblem: Awakening, players can yet again test out their eugenics skills by breeding their favorite fighters in hopes to have more competent children. However, this time around, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest have tweaked the way marriage and children work slightly (though the system is the same in both games.What's changed? Let's find out!

Lifestyle
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
How to Make Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites and Beer Cheese

When you think about a snack of soft pretzels, you think of standing in line at the State Fair or Auntie Anne's for some expensive, but admittedly good, fresh pretzels. At very least, you think about those frozen soft pretzels in the freezer section of the grocery store that are okay in quality, but there's like six unsatisfying, tiny pretzels in a box. Somewhere along the line, I, like some many others, thought soft pretzels were really difficult to make. You know, like the kind of snack that you have to make your own bread dough for, and who has time for that? However, I was enlightened recently after talking to a chef friend. Apparently, you can use just about any pre-made dough, and so long as it is prepared right, it will make just amazingly easy soft pretzels. Of course, they can also be turned into regular pretzel and hard pretzel bites just as easily.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
XCOM 2 - Tips for Effectively Building Your Avenger Base

Unlike the base of operations in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 has your freedom fighters stationed in the Avenger, a massive alien vessel that was captured and repurposed for you and your staff. It is used much like the original base in order to research new tech, upgrade your units, and build helpful facilities. However, while there is no wrong choice in upgrade for your base, some upgrades are better than others to give you an early advantage in a consistently challenging game.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
XCOM 2 - Choosing the Most Beneficial Early Research

True to its predecessor, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, when it comes to research and unlock opportunities in XCOM 2, you are spoiled for choice initially. With a number of research paths to choose from leading into the game's very first mission, there are a number of powerful paths available to you soon after starting the game. Deciding on which research to choose will ultimately determine what facilities, weapons, and equipment your soldiers have access to, which in turn will dictate your overall mission play style. This leads to some difficult decisions, but none more so than which will make you the best alien-slaughtering liberator of humanity the fastest.

History
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
Tarrare - The Tale of History's Most Tragic Cannibal

Today, eating mass amounts of food is nothing particularly special. The world of competitive eating is even centered around eating ridiculous amount of food. However, aside from all those non-competitive eaters in the poorer parts of the world, most modern gluttons don't know the true meaning of insatiable hunger, at least not to the extent of one medieval Frenchman. While demonized for being a cannibal, a crime against nature that is certainly hard to accept, this man painted monster by history is a victim of circumstance and disease. This is the tale of Tarrare. He was a man and he was very hungry.

Lifestyle
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
From the Heart - The Origins of the Heart Symbol and its Anatomical Mystery

As one of the most enduring and widely recognized symbols in modern culture, it's only natural that you see the heart on frequent display. It is used to wordlessly express love and can be formed by everything from our hands to the pixels of a text message. Its embedded on wedding cakes and plastered on everything come Valentine's Day. However, unlike Valentine's Day, the heart symbol wasn't made popular in relatively recent years to sell chocolate and flowers, but rather has actually been around for thousands of years.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
Blade & Soul: Good Crafting and Gathering Combos to Make Money

While the graphics, combat system, and PvP in Blade & Soul are the real stars of the show, crafting and gathering is still a necessity. While players may not play this free-to-play MMO for its occasionally confusing crafting system, if they want to make money for the armaments that will help them thrive throughout the rest of the game, this is one of the few ways to do so. For those that don't much care for an in-depth crafting system, they will be pleased to find that it is mostly automated and involves minimal effort. However, in order to really make money through professions, they can't just be chosen at random. Players can only chose two crafting and two gathering professions, and while you can leave the crafting and gathering guilds, don't waste time picking professions that don't complement each other.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
Class Guide: Choosing Which Class to Play in Blade & Soul

Blade & Soul is NCSoft's free-to-play MMO that recently made its way over from Asia, where it has been out for several years, to North America and Europe. Gamers are taking to it quickly for its unique reaction-based combat system and eye-melting graphical splendor. However, among the many conventional MMO norms that Blade & Soul tossed out the window was the MMO Holy Trinity of Tank, Healer, and Damage Dealer. Instead of choosing a class in order to fill one of those roles, players are expected to choose one of Blade & Soul's seven classes based on how they want to play the game. For those having trouble telling one class from another, here's a quick rundown.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
Beginner's Guide: 8 Things to Know Before Diving into Blade & Soul

NCSoft's free-to-play MMO has been around for a couple of years already in Asia, but it has only recently made it out to Europe and North America. Already MMO fans have taken to Blade & Soul's beautiful graphics and unique reaction-based combat system. For those who have always wondered how well a fighting game would transfer into an MMO scenario, Blade & Soul provides a solid hybrid of the two genres that works out surprisingly well. However, Blade & Soul does embrace the more grind-heavy aspects of older MMOs that makes knowing what you are doing before jumping in even more crucial. Those looking to give Blade & Soul a quick (and free) try, make sure you keep these 8 tips in mind.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
Fire Emblem Fates - Choosing Between Birthright and Conquest

If you thought choosing between two versions of Pokemon was impossible, the world is about to get much more difficult with the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates. Fates will be released in two versions - Birthright and Conquest - with each splitting into different storylines. While Fire Emblem Fates has been out in Japan for some time, both versions come to the west on February 19th and it is time to start think about which will get dibs on your precious $40 first.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
3 years ago
How to Transfer Xbox 360 Game Saves to the Xbox One for Backwards Compatibility

While I have admittedly been a PS4 snob for this console generation, Microsoft has earned at least a little warmth from my wallet and I by making the Xbox One backwards compatible with a good portion of my lonesome Xbox 360 games drawer (without re-buying them like on the PS4). However, aside from a torrid affair with Rise of the Tomb Raider, I have not used my Xbox One often, so I found transferring saves over from the Xbox 360 a bit of a task to figure out. In order to help other previous PS4 snobs and frustrated casual gamers alike, I've compiled this quick and dirty guide to transferring the save data from the Xbox 360 over to the Xbox One for games with supported backwards compatibility.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Just Cause 3 - Hunting Down Medici's Most Elusive Secrets

Just Cause has never been the most serious of open world action games, but the 400 square miles of Medici in Just Cause 3 brings even more silliness in the secrets and Easter eggs that made previous entries entertaining. From Dark Souls to Stargate, there are pop culture references hidden in them there hills as well as throwbacks to other locations in the Just Cause series, but the question remains - where can they be found?

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Leave Them Screaming - Top 6 Best Italian Horror Films

Deodato, Argento, Bava, Martino - the horror movie genre owes a lot to these brave sons of Italy. That collection of the aforementioned surnames and many more produced wholly unique masterpieces that helped shaped the movies we see today, for better or worse. Perhaps there is something profoundly terrifying in Italy (like the gateway to hell if you believe Dante Alighieri) that allowed these creators to offer up their frightening, gory films, but regardless there is enough Italian horror to keep connoisseurs engaged for a short, well-spent lifetime.

Home & Garden
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
11 Tips On How You Can Keep Your House Warmer This Winter

Winter weather is fast approaching, and every winter, most of us are scrambling to keep temperatures up indoors while keeping those heating bills down. For most older buildings, it is quite the task to keep them heated efficiently without spending those big bucks to replace older insulation. However, there are a few quick tips to help houses stay warmer without spending much, if any, money to do so.

Lifestyle
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Eating to a Happier Life - Symbolic Foods to Eat for the Chinese New Year

The year of the horse is nigh over, and the year of the monkey is right on the cusp. Monkeys are considered witty and intelligent with magnetic personalities, so 2016 is shaping up to be a bang up year. However, outside a few sparsely placed Chinatowns, the Chinese New Year doesn't mean too terribly much in the western world. Aside from the half-month-long holiday, the Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival) isn't much of a big deal for the Chinese either outside of obligatory tradition. China, being the increasingly business oriented country that it is, has long since switched over to the Gregorian calendar, but regardless, the New Year does offer up a chance to relax from work or school and spend time with family before another non-stop, action-packed year of working hard.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Just Cause 3 - Tweaks to Improve the Performance and Frame Rate on the PC

Taking its cue from the much beloved other games in the series, Just Cause 3, yet again, features a massive open world filled with pretty trees to stare at, oblivious enemies to dance the dance of death with, and so many different object to blow up for no reason. Unfortunately, Avalanche Studio's has never quite done the whole open world scene very gracefully. However, while players on the console will just have to deal with all the graphical niggles, for those on the PC, there are a number of different options to turn off and tweak to improve performance. This is a guide that details what can be turned off to improve performance and frame rate as well as how it affects how Just Cause 3 looks overall.

Pets & Animals
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Heartburn in Dogs - Causes and Treatment of Canine Acid Reflux

If your dog is anything like my little black Puggle, you may notice that sometimes when they are sitting quietly they will let out a little burp before promptly licking furiously at the air and going back to what they were doing. This may seem like just another strange dog behavior, but it can actually be a sign of something serious if left unchecked for long periods of time - acid reflux. While acid reflux may seem like a "people disease" that comes after eating half a pizza before bed, many dogs experience a similar problem (without the pizza, usually). Like with people, the sphincters that connects the stomach and the esophagus loosens, letting out gastric or intestinal fluids that travel upwards until they are expelled or gulped back down.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Bloodborne: The Old Hunters - How to Find all 16 New Weapons

Alongside new enemies, bosses, and unravelling a little more about the game world, Bloodborne's latest DLC, The Old Hunters, brings with it a surprisingly large collection of new weapons. With 16 weapons in total, players have the option to collect 11 trick weapons and five side arms to stun and slice through the masses with new flair. While most weapons are completely optional (though highly recommended), achievement hounds will want to hunt down all 16 in order to get the Old Hunter's Essence trophy.

Lifestyle
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Christmas Come Again - Where to Go To Enjoy Christmas Again on the Epiphany

Christmas and New Years may have come and gone in some parts of the world, but the holidays are not yet over. For Orthodox Christian communities that still hold with the old Julian calendar, Christmas comes late, allowing many to get a double dose of yuletide cheer on the Epiphany. Also referred to as Three Kings Day, some countries celebrate the holiday with daring swim races in ice cold water or with regal costumes like many other festivals. However, as many travellers are distracted by the (admittedly magical) Christmas markets of Western Europe, they tend to miss out on these wholly unique celebrations throughout the rest of the world.

Entertainment
by Amerowolf
4 years ago
Fallout 4 - Where to Find Every Magazine in the Commonwealth

Who says print media is dead? In Fallout 4, it seems the world ended before the magazine went out of style. With no television and hit-or-miss radio stations, it seems reading is back in style to fill a wastelander's cavernous void of free time in between dodging Super Mutant assaults and Yao Gaui maulings. If you thought Fallout 4's 20 bobbleheads were hard to find, discovering all of the game's many magazines will seem like an impossible task. However, for the avid reader, this guide will lead you to every single magazine hidden throughout the Commonwealth and detail all the fun perks they bring with them.

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