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Summer 2022
Sports Updates
Football, soccer, basket-
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From the Editor’s Desk
E3 was absent from the summer video game news cycle (yet again). In its place was a full slate
of o...

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RPG Time: The Legend of Wright
Switch — August 18
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Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Engaged Family Gaming digital magazine!

This issue is all about the video games announced this summer

Featured games include:

- Madden 23
- Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
- Splatoon 3
- RPG Time: The Legend of Wright

Engaged Family Gaming is a website dedicated to helping families find great games to play together. We cover video games, board games, tabletop RPGs, and collectible card games. Each magazine we release will cover a different topic. This issue is all about video games, our next issue will be our Holiday gift guide!

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Engaged Family Gaming digital magazine!

This issue is all about the video games announced this summer

Featured games include:

- Madden 23
- Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
- Splatoon 3
- RPG Time: The Legend of Wright

Engaged Family Gaming is a website dedicated to helping families find great games to play together. We cover video games, board games, tabletop RPGs, and collectible card games. Each magazine we release will cover a different topic. This issue is all about video games, our next issue will be our Holiday gift guide!

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  1. 1. Summer 2022 Sports Updates Football, soccer, basket- ball: the latest on the way! PLUS: Fun activities for the whole family! Street Fighter 6 Ryu, Chun Li, and Guile are back! Top Games of 2022 The games we're looking forward to for the rest of the year!
  2. 2. From the Editor’s Desk E3 was absent from the summer video game news cycle (yet again). In its place was a full slate of on-demand video presentations and live streams full of announcements for this year and the next. Personally? I miss the pomp and circumstance of having all of the big announcements come out during one week. I would actually take vacation time from work so I could relax and watch the shows as they where streamed. (Longtime EFG fans will note that I was even fortunate enough to go to the big dance a few times!) The ESA DID announce a partnership with the folks behind PAX to bring the event back next year. But, only time will tell whether or not the event will live up to its legacy. With all of that said, there may not have been an E3, but there where PLENTY of exciting an- nouncements. The rest of this issue is going to be full of highlights and news from the various livestreams. Enjoy!! Stephen Duetzmann, Founder, Editor in Chief 2022 Issue #1 • EngagedFamilyGaming.com 2 Engaged Family Gaming Magazine Volume 1, Number 2 Summer 2022 Stephen Duetzmann........Founder, Editor in Chief Linda Wrobel................................Board Game Editor Becky Tyre.......................................Creative Designer See what we’re up to: Facebook.com/EngagedFamilyGaming Twitter.com/EFGaming Instagram.com/EngagedFamilyGaming YouTube.com/EngagedFamilyGaming1 Pinterest.com/EngagedFamilyGaming
  3. 3. 2022 Issue #2 • EngagedFamilyGaming.com 3 RPG Time: The Legend of Wright Switch — August 18 RPG Time is an indie RPG that looks like the scat- tered musings of a budding game designer come to life. Instead of sprites and 3D models, there are figures drawn in pencil or cut out of cardboard. This papercraft aesthetic is brilliant and has us really excited to get our hands on it. Splatoon 3 Switch — September 9 I never suspected that Splatoon was going to be one of my family’s favorite franchises. It has probably spent more cumulative time on our television than Fortnite. Splatoon 3 has us HUNGRY even if it is more or less just more Splatoon. That’s good though. We don’t need a reinvention. We just want an excuse to play in more SplatFests! Marvel’s Midnight Suns PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC — October 7 This one is interesting. We don’t technically know the rating for it yet. But, it features Marvel characters so I’m going to assume that it will be rated T for teen. This is a strategy RPG from the team behind XCOM. The premise is loosely based on a crossover event featuring supernatural heroes teaming up to fight an army of demons. Top 5 Games for the Rest of the Year It should come as no surprise that the majority of our most anticipated games for the rest of the year are Nintendo games. The industry is still reeling from the business disruption caused by COVID so a lot of games are being officially delayed, and many more are taking longer in development that expected. Nintendo’s big guns (like Breath of the Wild 2) are still on the horizon, but even their second-tier games can rise above the heap this year. Contiued on next page
  4. 4. 2022 Issue #2 • EngagedFamilyGaming.com 4 Madden 23 The big news this year is a significant update to the “Face of the Franchise” mode. This time around, you play a 5th-year veteran in a contract year with the team of your choice. This changes the different activities that you do in between games and the context of the challenges within games. FIFA EA has revealed that this year will be the last game pub- lished under the FIFA name. They are ending their license with the organization and publishing future games under the name “EA Sports FC.” NBA 2K23 This year's NBA game is going to heavily feature Michael Jor- dan. (I wonder if they’ll do it again for NBA 2K45?) The jury is still out on whether or not their microtransaction situation will get better this time around, though. Sports Game Updates Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Switch — October 20 I still remember the E3 where the first Mario + Rabbids was announced. It was such a treat to learn about and an even bigger treat to play. This sequel adds new features and more characters (including Bowser), but seems to ultimately be just more of what we got the first time. Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Switch — November 18 Ok, so I lied when I said these were all B-tier Nintendo titles. A new Pokemon generation is always something to be excited about and this is no exception. The new region is based loosely on real world Spain and players will be able to explore it without boundaries for the first time! That makes it the first true open world in franchise history. Contiued from previous page
  5. 5. 2022 Issue #2 • EngagedFamilyGaming.com 5 Capcom officially announced Street Fighter 6 this sum- mer! It’s official release will be in early 2023, but we can look forward to more announcements for the rest of the year. The highlights: • Ryu, Chun Li, and Guile are back! • It will include an “Announcer mode” that will have voice-over commentary in multiple languages. It will expand to include personalities from the fighting game community. • There will be two control schemes: Modern and Classic. Classic controls work just like in prior games, whereas Modern simplifies controls to increase accessi- bility. This is a great move for Street Fighter considering how difficult it is to learn some of the complex moves. Street Fighter 6 is On the Way! No Final Fantasy News Square Enix did make several announcements regarding Final Fantasy XVI, but they, unfor- tunately, confirmed that it will be rated M. So, it’s not a game we’ll be talking about on EFG. (Which is a bummer.) 2022 Issue #2 • EngagedFamilyGaming.com 5
  6. 6. 2022 Issue #2 • EngagedFamilyGaming.com 6 Attack of the Clones Nintendo has plenty of genre-defining games and their success invites competition. Both Su- per Smash Bros. and Mario Kart have competi- tors coming out this year that are more than a little similar. You could almost call them clones! Super Smash Bros. Nickelodeon All Star Brawl - ASB features fan-favorite Nickelodeon characters like the Nin- ja Turtles,Aang, and Spongebob (it even includes Garfield the cat). Multiversus - This is a 2v2 game that encour- ages players to build cohesive teams of charac- ters featuring a roster bursting with WB-licensed characters including Bugs Bunny, Arya Stark, Batman, and the Iron Giant (just to name a few). Super Mario Kart Disney Speed Storm - This is a free to play Kart Racer featuring Disney and Pixar charac- ters. It is currently in Beta (a testing phase), but will be available sometime during Q3 this year. Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway - Nickelodeon has had kart racers before and they have been relatively bland. This entry promises to have a little more variety because of the water/ slime sections of each track. Want to know if VR headsets are safe for your kids? We've got an article discussing the safety of VR headsets for children coming soon to EngagedFamilyGaming.com! Stay tuned!
  7. 7. 2022 Issue #2 • EngagedFamilyGaming.com 7 Word Search - Summer Edition 7/24/22, 1:08 PM Word Search Puzzle | Discovery Education Puzzlemaker Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Creat and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using you own word lists. Summer Game Announcements Word Search! Find the word in the puzzle. Words can go in any direction. Words can share letters as they cross over each other. AllStarBrawl Capcom ChunLi Disney EASportsFC FIFA Guile Jordan LegendofWright Madden Multiversus Nickelodeon Nintendo Playstation Pokemon Ryu SlimeSpeedway SparksofHope Speedstorm Splatoon StreetFighter SummerGameFest SuperMarioKart SuperSmashBros Xbox 7/24/22, 1:08 PM Word Search Puzzle | Discovery Education Puzzlemaker Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, and print customized word search, criss-cross, math p own word lists. Summer Game Announcements Word Search! Find the word in the puzzle. AllStarBrawl Capcom ChunLi Disney EASportsFC FIFA Guile Jordan LegendofWright Madden Multiversus Nickelodeon Nintendo Playstation Pokemon Ryu SlimeSpeedway SparksofHope Speedstorm Splatoon StreetFighter SummerGameFest SuperMarioKart SuperSmashBros Xbox 7/24/22, 1:08 PM Word Search Puzzle | Discovery Education Puzzlemaker Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Creat and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more-using you own word lists. Summer Game Announcements Word Search! Find the word in the puzzle. Words can go in any direction. Words can share letters as they cross over each other. 25 of 25 words placed. AllStarBrawl Capcom ChunLi Disney EASportsFC FIFA Guile Jordan LegendofWright Madden Multiversus Nickelodeon Nintendo Playstation Pokemon Ryu SlimeSpeedway SparksofHope Speedstorm Splatoon StreetFighter SummerGameFest SuperMarioKart SuperSmashBros Xbox
  8. 8. 2022 Issue #2 • EngagedFamilyGaming.com 8 EFG Maze 7/24/22, 1:02 PM Maze Puzzle | Discovery Education Puzzlemaker Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, stude and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzle own word lists. Issue 2 Copyright © 2022 Discovery Education. All rights reserved. Join our Facebook Group or visit EngagedFamilyGaming.com!

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