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2DS Holiday Buyer Guide

Christmas is coming

With Christmas just over one month away, a lot of people have started working on completing their shopping list. Christmas is a time of year where a lot of people receive their first console. With so many options to choose from, Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. I am going to offer my opinion, on what I feel is your best bang for your buck. I give you the Nintendo 2DS family of handheld consoles. The Nintendo 2DS family is the least expensive gaming option, with a large library of diverse games.

Nintendo 2DS Wedge

Nintendo offers two different versions of the 2DS, the wedge model for $79.99. This option comes packed with either Mario Kart 7 or New Super Mario Bros 2. In my opinion, this model of the 2DS would be perfect for a younger audience, from about five to ten years old. The wedged style handheld can really take a beating, without worrying about the damaging the system.


Nintendo 2DS XL

The second option for the Nintendo 2DS is the 2DS XL. This version is a clamshell design and is a lot more aesthetically pleasing. The Nintendo 2DS XL comes in at a price point of $149.99 and comes in one of two bundles with either Mario Kart 7 or New Super Mario Bros 2. I would suggest that this model would be better for a preteen aged gamer.


3DS games that are a great starting point

Now that you have picked out what version of the 2DS you will be buying, allow me to make a few suggestions on some great games for you to enjoy on your new system.

The Nintendo 2DS has a huge gaming library to choose from. Not only will you be able to play 3DS game on your 2DS, but you will also be able to play DS games on your 2DS as well.

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon $38.99 each

One of the staple franchises for the Nintendo handheld family of consoles is the Pokemon franchise. This game is fun for all ages and that’s why this game is a must-have.

A Link Between Worlds $19.79

A game that almost everyone can enjoy is the great story of a Link Between Worlds. This game is the sequel to the Super Nintendo classic A Link to the Past. This Zelda game would be a great entry point to a newcomer of the series.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf $19.99

Animal Crossing is a village builder type of game where you are the mayor of the new city. You interact with the different animals who live in your town, and complete a variety of tasks to help them enjoy living in your town. This game is very simple to pick up and play, but very hard to put down.

Luigi’s Mansion $39.99 and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon $19.89

The greatest sidekick of all time has a problem with ghosts. The Luigi’s Mansion series of games are fantastic games of exploration and funny boss fights and fun puzzles.

Metroid: Samus Returns $38.99

Everyone’s favorite space bounty hunter Samus makes her way to the 2DS, in a remake of the classic Gameboy version of Metroid 2. Lots of exploration and medium to hard platforming fun for everyone.

Minecraft $29.99

Lastly, everyone’s guilty pleasure Minecraft. There is nothing I can say that hasn’t been said already about Minecraft, but it looks right at home on the 2DS XL. Minecraft is only available on the 2DS XL.

I really hope this helps you this holiday season when shopping the gamer on your Christmas list.


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Sea Of Thieves Simple Gold Guide

Sea Of Thieves Simple Gold Guide

If you are like me, you’re thinking to yourself “man items in Sea of Thieves are so expensive!” But worry not I have a spot on Sea Of Thieves Simple Gold Guide. The main task in this guide in completing merchant missions delivering chickens. They are one of the easiest most efficient ways to earn money in Sea of Thieves. Read on to find out how to master the way of the chicken.

sea of thieves simple gold guide

Step One: Get Those Skulls

When you first start the game instead of going on gold hunts, turn your attention to the Order of Souls faction. This faction offers you quests to take down a horde of skeletons and take out their leader. the Leader will drop a skull which you bring back to an outpost to sell. These missions are usually quick and not to tough to tackle on your own. Be sure to stock up on bananas while doing the Order of the Souls missions, as you will be fighting a lot of skeletons. The skulls you can receive are; Foul skull (100-250 gold), Disgraced Skull (250-400 gold), Hateful skull (500 gold), Villainous skull (800-1700 gold), and Stronghold skull (2000-4000 gold). Keep in mind you will be receiving mainly foul and disgraced skulls and maybe a few hateful skulls at the beginning.

sea of thieves order of souls

Step Two: Catching Chickens

Once you have acquired some gold from hunting skulls you can move on to the Merchant faction. The merchant will send you on quests for chickens, pigs, and snakes. What you want to target is chickens, specifically black and gold chickens. These missions are much quicker and less deadly than the Order of the Souls mission. This is the main way to earn gold in this Sea Of Thieves Simple Gold Guide. What you want to do is pick up all three available merchant missions from the merchant on the dock. Return to your ship and vote in one of the missions. You want to aim to get a black and gold chicken mission, but red and black is decent as well. Avoid doing any mission that sends you after white chickens as they are not worth much.

chickens in sea of thieves

Gearing Up and Finding Chickens

Every time you vote on a mission return to the merchant on the dock an collect cages for the mission. If you get a white chicken mission, collect the cages for that mission then vote to cancel the mission. You want to have the spare cages. That way if you come across gold chickens you can trap them and keep them on your ship. You can sell them when you return to port.Though selling chickens you don’t have a mission for yield less gold. I recommend keeping them until you have a mission to sell them. The chickens will not die on your boat and do not require any attention. This is why the chicken missions are much better than the other animals. There are many islands that will have chickens, and most are near ports. A few of the islands that normally have chickens on them are; Chicken Isle (imagine that), and Crooks Hollow. You can find a full list of islands that have chickens here.

chicken guide to gold

Step Three: Cashing In

A simple black and red chicken mission will usually bring in around 1,000 gold, instantly making it better than the treasure chest missions. A black and gold chicken mission can bring in anywhere from 1,600 to 2,400 gold per trip! Usually, you will be able to find both chickens you need on the same island. This is better than having to sail to two of three different islands like the Order of the Souls missions. The Chicken missions are one of the easiest ways to make butt loads of gold and are simple to do if you find yourself sailing alone.

sea of thieves simple gold guide

Written by: Sheldon Benedict


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Nintendo Switch eShop Deals and New Releases for the Week of February 27

This week in the Nintendo Switch eShop, there are a number of games on sale for up to 60% off! Check out our reviews for the clickable titles, including a link to Janet Garcia’s review for Wheels of Aurelia from Nerdmuch.


  • FIFA 18 – $59.99 $39.99

  • Mad Carnage – $4.99 $3.99

  • Nuclien – $3.99 $2.99

  • Qbik – $4.99 $2.49

  • Energy Balance * – $2.99 $2.69

  • Gunhouse – $14.99 $9.99

  • Sparkle Unleashed * – $7.99 $6.39

  • Tactical Mind – $2.99 $2.39

  • Puzzle Box Maker – $14.99 $11.99

  • The Coma: Recut * – $19.99 $15.99

  • Never Stop Sneakin’ – $14.99 $11.89

  • Slain: Back From Hell * – $19.99 $15.99

  • Caveman Warriors ** – $12.99 $9.09

  • Serial Cleaner * – $14.99 $7.49

  • Wheels of Aurelia *** – $9.99 $5.99

  • Super Ping Pong Trick Shot – $4.99 $2.99

  • The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition – $14.99 $7.49

  • Tumblestone – $14.99 $5.99

  • forma.8 – $9.99 $5.99

  • Slime-san – $11.99 $8.03

  • Ultra Hyperball – $9.99 $6.99

New Releases


  • Air Hockey – $9.99

  • Bridge Constructor Portal – $14.99


  • A Normal Lost Phone – $5.99

  • Damascus Gear Operation Tokyo – $14.99

  • Detention – $12.99

  • Little Triangle – $14.99

  • Mulaka – $19.98

  • Packet Queen # – $4.99

  • Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated – $9.99

  • Subsurface Circular – $5.99

  • Totes the Goat – $4.99


  • Super Toy Cars – $9.99

*These reviews provided by Ricky J. Hamilton are republished here from Soda’s Fountain Arcade
**Caveman Warriors originally appeared on The Switch Effect, and is also republished with permission.***Wheels of Aurelia is an external link to www.nerdmuch.com, as written by Janet Garcia

Monster Hunter Tips & Tricks: Hunting Barnos

Slaying Barnos

Slaying Barnos in Monster Hunter World. This is a simple video showing you how to take care of those pesky Barnos. This took place in the arena, but the strategy is the same out in the wild. If you’re looking for Monster Hunter World Tips and Tricks, keep it locked on Quest 4 Pixels for more videos to come!! If there is a specific video you would like made leave it in the comments and we’ll make it happen!