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July 4th Playlist: What's On Tap For You?

After the last hot dog has been scarfed and the last beer guzzled, you might not be in the mood for fireworks. You might want to sit and play.

Sometimes, it's fun to try a themed playlist when it comes to video games. Publishers sometimes even help by offering holiday-themed content for some titles. However, July 4th isn't like Christmas or Halloween, so you're kinda left to fend for yourself.

I'm trying to think of games out there that are distinctly American. Actually, one that springs readily to mind is Assassin's Creed III, which brought the Assassin vs. Templar battle to the Revolutionary War. Even though I still prefer Italy and France as settings for this franchise, it was still great fun exploring old Boston and New York. The frontier felt fresh and new, too.

There are just so few games set in the US, I've noticed. Obviously, we have a lot of fantasy and sci-fi backdrops, so those don't really count, and many interactive adventures simply focus on fictional settings. But I suppose we could also celebrate American developers as well, which is a lot easier to do today than it was a couple decades ago. Not that this means much; most games we play these days come from Western teams. Although not necessarily US-based developers; Naughty Dog is one example. Is there an Uncharted you didn't finish? What about that Left Behind DLC for The Last Of Us? Maybe you could make the broad argument to play on Xbox One. ;)

Anyway, what will you be playing this Independence Day?

7/3/2015 Ben Dutka

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Temjin001
Friday, July 03, 2015 @ 9:44:28 PM
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trying to think about a related game has my mind go to something RTS on PC.

I'll probably just keep playing Batman.

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frylock25
Friday, July 03, 2015 @ 10:13:16 PM
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Telltales game of thrones on ps4.

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Solid Fantasy
Friday, July 03, 2015 @ 11:29:10 PM
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I guess any of the Twisted Metals would be acceptable.

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Bio
Friday, July 03, 2015 @ 11:48:34 PM
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Been playing through Liberty City Stories this week. Seems appropriate enough.

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Cideus
Saturday, July 04, 2015 @ 12:02:19 AM
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Heavensward expansion content for FFXIV is what I'll be playing. Loving the new areas and can't wait to get my black chocobo.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, July 04, 2015 @ 12:59:52 AM
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Some Nier, and game of thrones too. No reason to theme this day of leisure.

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frylock25
Saturday, July 04, 2015 @ 1:52:44 AM

Are you playing the tell tales version or the other one

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, July 04, 2015 @ 2:18:42 PM

Telltale, i have the other one but it didn't look very good so i havent given it a real chance yet.

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frylock25
Saturday, July 04, 2015 @ 6:21:08 PM

I bought that other one for .99 like you did and also haven't touched it. My ps3 is also in storage as I'm moving. I scored the season pass for tell tale and like it so far. I finished episode 4 this morning. How far are you

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bigrailer19
Saturday, July 04, 2015 @ 1:01:52 AM
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It's pretty much all about Elder Scrolls Online. I'll probably finish up Tales from the Borderlands episode 3 as well.

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Jawknee
Saturday, July 04, 2015 @ 9:08:55 AM
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Batman, Smash Bros and Splatoon.

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Simcoe
Saturday, July 04, 2015 @ 9:51:24 AM

A friend of mine has Splatoon, and I tried out the single player game Monday evening. There is something just so satisfying about it!

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Jawknee
Saturday, July 04, 2015 @ 1:50:23 PM

Yea it's strangely fun. The online matches are even better. Especially the ranked matches. It's addictive trying to level up all your gear.

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