5 of the Coolest Moms in Video Games

Mother’s day is coming up, and in honor of it, we’re going to celebrate moms in gaming! None of us would be where we are today without our mothers. And if there is anything video game and action adventure have taught us, much like real life, we owe a lot to our mothers. So here are our top 5 picks of the awesome moms in video games starting with number 5 and then ending with 1.

#5 Pokemon Mom

The mothers in Pokemon are much like you; they want you to be the very best. They’re willing to let their ten-year-old child go off on their own adventure to capture stray animals. They travel to battle within stadiums far and wide, hurrying them to the door to make their dreams come true! Come to think of it, they could either be known as one of the coolest moms in the video game world or the most irresponsible. Either way, your pokemon mom is there to support you in your endeavors. They’re your financial advisor in Pokemon Silver and Gold and, if you visit your mother from Pokemon Red and Blue, she’ll remark about how much she missed your character and how proud she is of you.

#4. Clementine, The Walking Dead Game

In Season 2 of The Walking Dead Game, Clementine becomes one of the caretakers of baby AJ, whose biological mother dies. By Season 3, she’s already playing the surrogate mother role to AJ. And she doesn’t just serve as AJ’s mother. By Season 4, she admits to feeling like a mother for the entire group. Clementine goes to dangerous lengths to protect AJ and seek out medical attention for him. Her motherly instincts eventually drive her to become the lead caretaker for the group through their adventures. Mothers are our first teachers of what is right and what is wrong. They remind us of what being human means and consists of. It not only means taking care of each other and being mindful, but also never giving up in the face of the harsh realities that life brings upon us. No one personifies that more than Clementine.

#3 Ness’s Mother in Mother Series: Mother 2 EarthBound

Ness’s mother ensures that he eats, has a warm bed to sleep in, and equips him with what he needs. When he leaves his mother’s house, he is empowered with full strength. Moreover, she is an integral component in saving the world! When Ness gets homesick, his mother comforts him on the phone. Without her support, Ness risks losing in battle with little strength. A theory amongst avid gamers suggests that she may be Ana from the first Mother game, who carries the same weapon and has the same hair color. Overall, Ness’s mother embodies a strong woman who cares for her child and supports him in his endeavors.

#2. Sophitia, Soul Calibur Series

Sophitia is the mother of Patroklos and Pyrrha. She is an Athenian who fights on behalf of the Greek God, Hephaestus, to regain Soul Edge. Sophitia wants nothing more than to keep her children safe from the corrupting force of the Soul Edge sword. However, her daughter Pyrrha, drawn to its power, became influenced by the blade’s evil energy to the point where she could no longer survive without it. This dark sword, the cause of all her suffering, was now the only way her children could go on. Sophitia faces a strenuous moral decision, however, she chooses to stop any righteous warrior who comes to destroy the blade. You might think she’s selfish to put her children before the fate of the world, but when you’re a mother, your children ARE your world. Sophitia is a tragic hero, but as far as mothers go, she’s one of the most badass in video games.

#1. The Boss in Metal Gear Universe

The Boss, known as “The Mother of Special Forces,” is the mother of the Revolver Ocelot. Some mothers show their love by supporting them, some by disciplining them, some by challenging them, pushing them towards greatness. They share a common theme: When you’re child walks out the door to face the world, you want to make sure that they are stronger, smarter, and capable of tackling the challenges that face them. The Boss does that and more. Even after her death, she continues to have a massive presence in the game. For these reasons, The Boss tops her competitors as the coolest mom in video games!

Share a day with Mom

Moms sacrifice so much every day to ensure that their children become better off then they were. They make us recharge when we’re low on battery and they prepare us for when we leave the nest to face the world. We owe our lives to our mothers – literally.

So share a day doing what you love with your mom! Show her all the mothers in video games that remind you of her and give thanks for all the personal sacrifices she makes by spending a day with family! Book a party for your cool mom today by calling us at 704-629-7128 or get a free quote by visiting our website at www.gametruckparty.com/charlotte.

3 Major Differences Between The Xbox One and PS4

Choosing between two powerful gaming consoles is hard when you’re on the lookout for a new system. The device you select can lead to years of fun gaming, or it can sit by your tv untouched like a decoration. GameTruck Charlotte is here to break them down for you and help you find the ideal system for your needs.

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are incredibly similar consoles which can make it challenging to decide between the two. Whether you want a system for birthday party games or even a team-building exercise, these consoles are great for any event. Here at GameTruck Charlotte, we want to help you find the system that suits your needs. These are 3 of the significant differences between the consoles.

Performance/Power

-The PS4 is the stronger platformer that displays it’s games at a high 1080p resolution and a better frame rate. The graphics are sleek and crisp which enhances the overall visual experience while gaming. The Xbox One, on the other hand, is a slightly less powerful console. Having a higher resolution experience and fast speeds on the PS4 make games look incredible.

Games

– Exclusive titles are games that are only available to purchase on a specific console. The PS4 blows the Xbox away with its vast collection with over 500 games that you can only play on their system. These exclusive titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last of Us Remastered are a massive draw to the console. Xbox, on the other hand, has a much smaller library of exclusives with just over 100 strong titles such as Halo and Forza Motorsport 7. Both consoles share multiple third-party titles which means that beyond the exclusives they have a similar overall library.

TV Features

– The Xbox One comes with an HDMI port which allows you to connect your cable box or other devices to your console. This feature creates an all in one device that allows users to access live tv shows through the Xbox. This multitasking tool is excellent for gamers as you can watch tv and still receive Xbox notifications.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are powerful gaming consoles that anyone would enjoy.

Because of the similarities between these systems, the small differences stand out. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference, and as such, you should try them out. A great way to experiment and get a real feel for these systems would be to use us at GameTruck Charlotte. Host a video game party and try out these awesome consoles to decide the ultimate winner! Call us at (704)-629-7128 or click here to get a pricing quote.

Top Three Mobile Games of 2017

2017 was a year of digital innovation, epic motion pictures, and most importantly for video gameaholics like us, groundbreaking mobile games. GameTruck Charlotte has narrowed down the top three mobile games of 2017, so far. PlaneScape Torment, Monument Valley 2, , and Silly Walks have captured our attention spans and drained our phone batteries. Just watch their gametrailers and you’ll be hooked, too.

Planescape: Torment

The recent release of PlaneScape Torment has brought back memories of mobile games from before bus games even existed. The newest version called Torment: Tides of Numenera has gamers buzzing as the predecessor 1999 game called Planescape: Torment was one of the best of its time. Both versions feature an isometric RPG taking place in the world of Dungeons & Dragons, the original being considered a cult classic. Renowned for the weird, engrossing and intricate story behind it, now easily accessible through mobile applications. We can’t get enough of the peculiar characters, humour and emotional impact.

Monument Valley 2

Monument Valley by maker ustwo is a unique experience for mobile gaming. This sequel has been argued to be less engaging than the first one, Monument Valley 2 remains an enchanting world. The new version is loaded with new characters, twisting and turning the buildings to solve nail-biting puzzles and generate new, Escher-style paths to reach the next level. As one progresses through the game, they can use techniques from the original version to get ahead in MV2.

Silly Walks

What could be more exciting than a game where you act as a pineapple on a quest to rescue your fruit pals before they get turned into fruit smoothies? Your one action as the pineapple is consistently tapping the screen to put the next foot down. The primary challenge is that the pineapple (other avatars can be unlocked) has a clumsy approach. Your wobbly gait will makes straight lines a challenge as you traverse hazardous kitchens and rescue your friends from tropical homicide. Silly Walks is colorful and lightly exhilarating for the average mobile game player.

Play with us

As fun as these mobile games are, GameTruck Charlotte can take mobile gaming to the next level. Play on our HD Flat Panel TV’s and try your skills at 80+ age appropriate video game titles with certified GameCoaches. We have all of the latest consoles including XBox One, PlayStation 4, Wii-U, and Nintendo Switch, all of which we bring right to your door via the GameTruck. Visit https://www.gametruckparty.com/charlotte/parties/video-game for more details.