#16 – Game Rage, DAOC, and Mario!

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dark age of camelot rage quitDo you ever rage while playing games? You die multiple times in a row, and just let loose! Have you ever thrown your computer monitor out the window or stomped on your Playstation? On this podcast episode, the HYVG crew discusses rage quitting and the anger within. All three of the guys are prone to rage from time to time, but is all rage bad? They also cover Mario, Dark Age of Camelot, Stranger Things 2 and more!

The Show Notes

– The question “How do I deal with rage while gaming?” is answered.

-Why is Call of Duty not historically accurate? (9m 30sec)

-It’s a hot topic on the Hey You Video Game podcast, but the guys talk about the new World of Warcraft Vanilla servers that Blizzard will be opening up. Will the servers live up to the expectations that we have? Can we ever relive the glory days of WoW? (12 minute 30 second)

-Virindi Puppet and Gimmick talk about their recent plunge into Dark Age of Camelot (15minute 20second)

-Gimmick shares tales from working at a video game store (34m 40 second)

-Lemonsmith talks about playing Super Mario Odyssey and they reminisce on older Mario Games (43minute 45 second)

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The Cheapest Place to Buy PUBG Online – Cheap PUBG

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cheap pubgThe Cheapest Place to Buy PUBG Online

You’ve been fantasizing about playing Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, but you’re not sure if it’s in the budget. The game has taken 2017 by storm, and it’s currently the most popular shooter in the world. We’re huge fans of PUBG here at Hey You Video Game! and want others to know and experience this wonderfully engaging game.

We’re constantly scouring the internet for the cheapest place to buy PUBG online, and will keep this article updated with the best place to buy Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds for cheap.

One Note – We’ve come across some sites that do sell this game at a cheaper price, but it’s very difficult to tell if they’re legitimate. Within the last couple months, Bluehole (developer of PUBG) has banned over 320,000 accounts for misconduct and hacking (source). Many of these banned accounts have flooded the market and are being sold. Yes, you may find a cheap PUBG account from another site, but there’s a good chance that it’s a banned account that will be unplayable. Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Gaming Glasses

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gaming glassesNot To Be a Buzzkill, But Your Eyes May Be Messed Up

Do you love gaming as much as we do? Are you spending hours every day (or week!) in front of a screen? Chances are that the amount of time you’re spending looking at the television or monitor is causing damage to your eyes. This damage can lead to eye symptoms such as double vision and blurring. We’re not trying to scare you, but give you the facts. In 2016 it was estimated that over 70 percent of people who find themselves in front a screen daily for extensive periods of time suffer from some sort of eye issue (also known as computer vision syndrome).

There’s a few reasons why gamers are at risk for developing vision issues from long-term screen use.

1) The text that you read on a printed paper or book has sharply defined edges, but those on a screen are made of pixels. These pixelated characters have blurred edges (ever so slightly), and can make it difficult for our eyes to focus. In an attempt to focus the blurred edges our eyes can be strained and become fatigued.

2) Unconcisouly while gaming for long periods of time people don’t blink. You can’t blink when you’re anticipating an enemy coming around the corner. On average a person blinks 17 plus times a minute. Those on a computer are blinking approximately 12-15 times a minute. The lower blink rate causes eyes to dry out, and can cause irritation.

3) Screen glare causes our eyes to strain and can be harsh on our poor eyeballs.

We found most of this information and more from this well researched study on Computer Eye Strain (it’s a bit dense, but informative!). Read More

Episode 15 – The Last of Us II, Destiny 2 DLC, and Candy

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Halloween just happened, the guys are busy, but not too busy to talk about video games! The new Last of Us Part 2 teaser has been released, and we’re wondering if the violence is too much. If you’re a regular listener, we’re open to video game related questions (serious or goof) to answer on the podcast. We’re also open to topic ideas. You can contact us on Twitter, the comments below, or on Facebook.

The Last of Us Part 2 Podcast Show Notes

– Our Halloween Experience dealing with kids and candy.

-There’s a new The Last of Us II Teaser released and it’s BRUTAL. Does the violence make sense for this game or is it merely because violence sells? (start at 5m 35sec)

-How soon is too soon for DLC? In light of Destiny 2’s announcement of DLC coming on December 5th (3 months after the game’s release) is this just a cash grab? How should game developers go about releasing new content? (start at 25min)

-Virindi Puppet gives an update on where Escape from Tarkov is currently at.

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Get Legendary Destiny 2 Hoodies, Hats, and Attire!

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Nothing is better than scoring a legendary engram or even better, an exotic! Last week we put together a list of awesome Destiny 2 merchandise that any fan would want. Today we put together the best Destiny 2 hoodies, hats, and attire that we could find. Getting sweet gear in game is great, but getting Destiny 2 attire in real life is even better. Without further ado, here’s the best Destiny 2 hoodies, hats, and attire!

Destiny 2 Hoodies

Hunter Hoodie

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This Destiny Hoodie is for all those hunter mains out there! Get yourself this Hunter Hoodie that’ll keep you warm and comfy. It’s officially licensed by Bungie, and is guaranteed to make you look good. It doesn’t have pockets, and so you’ll need to hold your throwing knife elsewhere. It’s made of 100% cotton.

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Toxicity Wins in Destiny 2

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Last week Destiny 2 was released on PC, and I’ve been playing non-stop ever since. I finished the storyline, completed many side-quests and patrols, and had a blast in the crucible. While some are complaining that the game doesn’t have enough content, and that it’s not worth the $60 I would argue otherwise. I’m continuing to do side-missions, milestones, and earn rep so that I will be able to hold my own when the raid releases this week for the PC community.

All this to say I’m loving Destiny 2 and think it’s worth every penny. While the game gets a solid A in my book there is one major bone I need to pick with Destiny 2. The game does a horrible job of promoting community. Bungie has done a great job of world building as they’ve filled the Destiny 2 universe with lore, stories, NPCs, and now online players, but they’ve done a terrible job of allowing players to build a community of their own. Read More

What I Wish I Knew Starting Destiny 2

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destiny 2 tipsDestiny 2 has now been fully released for X-Box, Playstation 4, and PC. It’s a beautiful game that has plenty of content for the hardcore gamer. There’s PvP, Story Mode, Strikes, and more! Whether you’re new to the Destiny video game franchise or this is your first time, we put together this list of Destiny 2 tips to help you be the best you can be at Destiny 2. Each one of these Destiny 2 Tips are things that I wish I knew before I started Destiny 2. I learned them later on, but figured I could share them to help other beginners! I hope these Destiny 2 tips help!

1) You can only equip one exotic weapon and one exotic piece of armor at a time.

The moment you discover your first piece of exotic loot you’ll start fantasizing about being covered from head to toe in exotic gear. The way that Destiny’s gear/weapon system works doesn’t allow this. They have created the game to only allow for one exotic weapon and armor to be equipped at a time. Choose which exotic weapon and armor you’ll wear wisely! Read More

Awesome Destiny 2 Merchandise That Any Fan Would Want

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destiny 2 podcastAwesome Destiny 2 Merchandise!

Destiny 2 has officially been released for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. We here at Hey You Video Game have been playing it like crazy, and are die-hard Destiny fans. It’s a beautiful game filled with action, a good story, epic music, and incredible gameplay. As a tribute to this wonderful game we’ve created a list of awesome Destiny 2 merchandise that any fan would LOVE to have. We hope you enjoy our list!

1. Hear every gunshot with this Destiny 2 Headset

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Whoever composed the music for Destiny 2 deserves a high-five! The music perfectly turns regular battles into epic wars with its dramatic compositions. A good headset needs to highlight the beautiful music, but also capture every shot fired. Fights in Destiny are filled with gun shots, explosions, roars, lasers, and more. Having a good headset will allow any player to hear the game as it was made to be heard.

Not only is the Destiny 2 Headset stylized for Destiny 2, but it’s a damn good headset. This headset is called the Razer Man O’War TE Destiny 2 Edition. It’s highly reviewed offering top grade audio through large 50mm cutom-tuned drivers. It has a closed ear cup design with comfy padding that not only cushions your ears, but blocks sound from other ambient noise.  It has an in-line remote so that you can control game volume and mute the microphone without bumbling around the in-game settings. It has a microphone that will make your voice sound crisp and clear over Discord, in-game chat, or other voice programs. Lastly, this headset can be used for your PC, Mac, Xbox, and Playstation 4.

If you (or a friend) loves the Destiny video game franchise, grab them a pair of the Destiny 2 headset! They’ll not only love the look, but use it all the time.

Check out the Destiny Headset on Amazon

2. Funko Pop for all you Zavala fans!

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Zavala is the serious one of the Guardian crew. He’s got a plan, and is ready to take action. Funko Pop figures are all the rage these days. Grab yourself a Funko Pop Zavala action figure. Add it to your Funko Pop collection, or pull him out to play with. Maybe you can keep on your desk at work to remind you that you’ve work to do? Whatever the case – he’s adorable.

Check out the Zavala Funko Pop on Amazon

3. Decorate Your Place with This Destiny 2 Poster Collection

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This collection holds 20 removable posters from Destiny 2. It’s printed on hard stock, and includes concept art of scenery, characters, and more. Why put a single poster up when you can put twenty? Any Destiny 2 fan will appreciate the artwork on these posters!

Check out the Destiny 2 Poster Collection on Amazon

4. A Replica of a Destiny 2 Ghostdestiny 2 replica ghost

There’s some really cool Destiny 2 merchandise, but this one might take the cake. It’s a handmade replica of a Ghost from Destiny 2. Here’s what the creator has to say about it,

“This Ghost model comes completely assembled, as pictured. There is a battery powered LED light inside in your choice of color, that is activated by a switch on the back of the body. The batteries for the light can also be changed at any time thanks to our new switch design that you will only find on our Ghosts”

There’s multiple colors to choose from. If you’re a die-hard Destiny 2 fan you’ll love this Ghost Model. Choose a color that you like most, and get one for yourself!

Check out the Ghost Replica on Etsy

5. Teach Your Kid the Alphabet with this Destiny Book!

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This is the most random Destiny 2 merchandise that exists. It’s a children’s book that is Destiny themed. It goes through the entire alphabet with planets, creatures, and other Destiny themed content. This isn’t a joke, but a very well illustrated and thoughtful book. If you’ve got a son or daughter who loves Destiny and is in this age-range you should definitely check out this children’s book!

Check out the Destiny Children's Book on Amazon

6. Grab this Destiny 2 Coffee Table Book

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One of the aspects that can turn a good video game into a great game is the art. Not long ago we put together a post with some of the great video game art books that the world has to offer.  One of our recommendations was for the Destiny 1 art book. It’s filled with concept art, gorgeous scenery, weapon sketches, and other designs from the game. Now The Art of Destiny 2 is being released in December 2017 (not quite yet! soon!), and we imagine that it’s going to be just as great as the first art book if not better. This is the perfect book for a Destiny nerd to keep on their coffee table.

Check out The Art of Destiny 2 on Amazon

7. Keep Your Private Guardian Notes in this Journal

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Use this Destiny journal to keep track of your PvP win/loss ratio or to make a to-do list of tasks that you want to complete in-game. You could also just use it as a personal journal. I’ve always thought that journaling is the poor man’s counselor. Think of this as a cheap investment into good mental health!

Check out the Journal on Amazon

8. Sport Your Favorite Game with This T-Shirt

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Rep your favorite video game with this T-Shirt. Everyone will know that you’re a fan when you’re wearing this Destiny T-Shirt. It’s comfy, has your 3 favorite guardians represented, and simply looks cool. Make sure to choose the right size!

Get the Destiny T-Shirt on Amazon

9. Improve Your Aim with this Destiny 2 Mouse

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A solid mouse will improve your aim and get you more head shots. Want to be a king at Destiny 2 PvP? Look into getting this Razer DeathAdder Elite Destiny 2 Edition. The DeathAdder is a mouse that is widely used by professional eSport players. Look into other popular FPS Games (Overwatch, Counterstrike, Escape from Tarkov) and you’d be surprised by the high number of Pros who use this mouse.

It’s perfectly designed to fit under you palm. You’ll have a comfortable Destiny 2 gaming experience with this mouse. It has a 16,000 DPI optical sensor, and is capable of mouse movement speeds of up to 450 inches per second with 99.4% resolution accuracy. You can’t use this mouse as an excuse for poor performance, because it’s insanely accurate. It’s designed with mechanical mouse switches that are manufactured to last up to 50 million clicks. It also has 7 customizable buttons that are perfect to key-binding for grenades, your super, or other character actions.

To top it off this Destiny 2 mouse has chroma lighting which allows you to select from 16.8 million customizable color options to come up with a unique and personal color setup.

Looking for the best destiny 2 mouse? Look no further! This one is it. Get yourself a Razer Deathadder Destiny 2 edition!

Check out the Destiny 2 Mouse on Amazon

10. Get Yourself a Cayde-6 Funko Pop!

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Cayde-6 is our beloved laid back, carefree, down-to-earth Exo Hunter. He’s a great piece to add to your Destiny 2 Funko Pop Collection! Let your kid play with or keep him on your desk. He’ll remind you that life is an adventure!

Check out the Cayde-6 Funko Pop on Amazon

11. Upgrade Your Keychain

destiny merchThis Destiny Guardian Keychain is larger than you expect. The token is well-made and has weight to it. In addition, the fabric banners are embroidered and very detailed.

Get the Destiny Keychain on Amazon

12. Hold all your Glimmer in a Destiny 2 Wallet

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Use some glimmer and get yourself a wallet. They have a wallet for each Destiny 2 class. There’s a wallet stylized for Hunters, Titans, and Warlocks. Each one has a unique color scheme, and logo for each class. Put this Destiny 2 merch into your pocket!

Check out the Destiny Wallet on Amazon

13. Show your love with this Destiny 2 Ps4 controller!

destiny 2 controller

Need a new or extra Playstation 4 controller? Get yourself a Destiny 2 controller! The controller is a wireless Dualshock 4 V2. It’s a great controller, and looks good too.

Check out the Destiny 2 Controller on Amazon

14. Spice up your sock drawer with these Destiny 2 Socks

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Why wear boring white socks when you can wear Destiny 2 socks? They have a pair for Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters! Each one is a separate color. Get a pair of these funky socks and wear them in the real world. Maybe your office or school has a formal dress attire rule? At least you can wear some fun Destiny 2 socks!

Check out the Destiny Socks on Amazon

15. KontrolFreek Destiny CQC Signature Edition Sticks for PS4

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KontrolFreek Performance Thumbsticks are made to provide an advantage in Destiny gameplay by increasing the controller’s range of motion and maximizing agility, accuracy and grip. They snap easily onto your controller’s original thumbsticks, and will boost your level of gameplay. Kontrol Freek’s Destiny 2 CQC Signature Edition is the perfect Destiny 2 gift for the Destiny fan! It’ll help any guardian with speed and aim. Not only are these Destiny 2 thumbsticks great for players wanting to increase their Destiny 2 skills, but they’re perfect for younger gamers with smaller hands.

Check out the KontrolFreek CQC on Amazon

16. KontrolFreek Destiny CQC Signature Edition Sticks for Xbox One

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It’s the same product as the PS4 KontrolFreek Destiny CQC Signtature Edition Sticks, but for Xbox One. This is a great Destiny 2 gift for the guardian who has an Xbox One and is wanting to up their game! They’re officially licensed by Bungie, and designed to give players an advantage during crazy gun battles. They’re make to work with Xbox One controllers of all types.

Check ou the Xbox One CQC Sticks on Amazon

17. The Destiny 2 Onesie

destiny 2 apparelThis piece of Destiny 2 merchandise is the strangest, but also the most comfortable. Get yourself a Destiny 2 onesie for a day of gaming and chilling. You’ll be playing in style and in comfort with this onesie on. Nothing says “I’m planning on gaming all day!” better than wearing a onesie.

Check out the Destiny 2 Onesie on Amazon

18. Destiny 2 Gaming Computer

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The development team did a great job of optimizing Destiny 2 for the PC. Even with an older computer Destiny 2 should run good, but if you’re having trouble getting solid FPS on your old computer maybe it’s time for a change. This CyberpowerPc computer is pre-built, and will run Destiny 2 like a dream. You could always upgrade it for one of the better models, but this is a good balance between budget and looks.

If you’re looking for the Best Monitor for Destiny 2 we’ve written a piece answering that question too!

Check out the CyberpowerPC on Amazon

19. Destiny 2 Mousepad

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It’s a good sized mouse pad with a no-slip surface. It’s made to exceed the demands of any Titan, Warlock, or Hunter. It’s optimized for all mouse sensitivity settings, and comes with a rubber pass to provide a secure grip on smooth surfaces. It’s a good cheap Destiny 2 gift for yourself or for another.

20. Destiny Action Figures

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Geek out on the Destiny action figures. They’re 7″ tall and come in a collector window box. This one is a titan and includes his Gjallarhorn Rocket Launcher and Invective Shotgun. You can click through to also see a Warlock and Hunter action figure as well. Great for kids, collectors, or die-hard Destiny fans!

Check out the Action Figures on Amazon

21. Destiny 2 Merchandise Lunchbox

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Don’t forget your lunch. Pack your sandwich and snacks in this Destiny themed lunchbox. There’s a version of each class (Hunter, Warlock, Titan). Made of good quality, and look just like the photo.

Check out the Destiny Lunchboxes on Amazon

These are our favorite Destiny 2 merchandise and gifts that are available right now! If we’ve missed something, please let us know and we’d love to give it a look and maybe add it to the list. We hope you enjoyed this article of Destiny 2 merchandise!

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We also recently covered Destiny 2 on our podcast! If you’re into gaming AND podcasts give it a listen!

Episode 14 – Gimmick’s Racing Chair, Jackbox TV, and Destiny 2

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Gimmick purchased a PROFESSIONAL racing chair to game in. Why the “racing” style for gaming chairs? Why not a chair designed from space shuttle ships? These are questions posed on this podcast episode and not answered. They talk about Jackbox TV party games, and how much Virindi Puppet loves them.

The majority of the podcast episode is dedicated to Destiny 2. Destiny 2 has been released for PC, and Lemonsmith and Gimmick have been playing it hard. They share their favorite parts of the game, and try to persuade Puppet to purchase the game.

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Must-Have Gear to Safely Move Your Computer to the LAN Party

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LAN Party bagLAN Parties are tons of fun, but getting your desktop PC and monitor to them are not. When we wrote our LAN Party Checklist we focused on everything you’d need for the event, but never gave details on how to safely and easily get your expensive computer and monitor to the LAN Party. Monitors and desktop computers are a dangerous combination of heavy and expensive. It would be a shame to crack your screen or mess up your computer trying to get it to the LAN Party.

Understanding that it’s not easy to transport your computer gear to the LAN – here are a few items (LAN Party Bag, computer straps, monitor cases) that will help you get your gear to the LAN Party safe and sound! Read More