As summer comes into full swing and festivals open up, we approach the most revered summer holiday in America – Independence Day. On the 4th of July, we come together to celebrate everything that makes The United States of America a great and mighty nation. This patriotic feeling is not only shared amongst our citizens but also is an integral part of our culture from movies and books to video games. Gamers: get ready to begin your gaming this summer with the most patriotic video game characters!
Captain America: Marvel vs Capcom
What can be said to be the most well-known icon of American patriotism? Captain America has been around fighting for freedom and against tyranny for over 77 years. With the last decade of Marvel movies, he has only grown more popular and well known to an entirely new generation of kids. Leading the cause of the red, white, and blue against the foes of freedom, he makes any patriot on the 4th of July proud. Captain America embodies every image of American patriotism that we’ve come to know and respect.
The wild west gunslinger is a prominent fixture of American symbols. Few other video game characters fit the role like McCree from Overwatch. Decked out in a cowboy hat, poncho, boots, his peacekeeper revolver, and his gruff voice, he’s the model American cowboy we’ve all come to know and admire. With his signature revolver, he backs up his allies in fights and takes down those who oppose his cause. Now on the path of retribution for his past, he seeks to make amends and find the righteous cause of any true patriot.
Guile: Street Fighter
As a staple of fighting video games for almost 30 years, Guile from Street Fighter was the game’s answer to the American patriot. Sporting an American flag tattoo on his bicep, Guile, a Major in the United States Air Force, enters the World Warrior tournament to avenge the death of his friend Charlie.
Jax: Mortal Kombat
Another well-known and long-lived patriotic character in fighting video games, Major Jackson Briggs, or Jax from Mortal Kombat is everything you’d expect from an American patriot. He’s first introduced in the Mortal Kombat series working for Special Forces looking for his partner, Sonya Blade, who was after Kano. After succeeding, he then stays on to defeat and save the Earth from the evil villain Shao Kahn. Typically seen wearing the American flag, he loves his country and fights for its ideals and freedom.
Liberty Prime: Fallout
Without argument, the most patriotic video game character would have to go to Liberty Prime from Fallout 3 and 4. Initially designed before the events of the game, Liberty Prime is a 40-foot robot meant to combat Communists with impunity. Built with weapons such as mounted laser cannons and what seems to be an inexhaustible supply of miniature nukes, Liberty Prime is a force not to be taken lightly. Liberty Prime makes sure you know it too with such lines blasted out such as “Democracy is the essence of good. Communism, the very definition of evil.” and “I am Liberty Prime. I am… America.”While Liberty Prime may not know the true essence of patriotism, the robot personifies a heavy-handed idealistic form of patriotism.
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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to show your mom some love. While there’s no way to thank her for all she’s done over the years, you can try. It can be hard to find the perfect present for anyone let alone your mother. GameTruck Inland Empire wants to help you show your mom how special she is to you. Try a gift from our list this Mother’s Day:
Get her a T-shirt so she can represent as a gamer mom while she’s out! She’ll love the chance to display her passion via some cool merchandise. Cute designs like this one from Red Bubble are a fun way for your mom to share her hobby with others.
Get a game that the whole family can play together like Just Dance or Mario Party. Your mom will appreciate a game that brings the family together for a night of fun. It may be such a hit you’ll be inspired to start a regular family game night. Gaming is a fun group activity that’s always a great way to bond as a family.
Show your mom how much you appreciate her by taking her down memory lane with a classic board game she loved as a kid. Find out what her game of choice was, maybe Monopoly or Clue, order it online and voila. Sharing the experience she had as a child with her children is a thoughtful gift she’ll cherish forever.
If you aren’t sure what to get Mom this year get her a gift card to her preferred gaming system’s store. This way you don’t have to worry about getting a game she already has or might not like. You’d be giving her the freedom to pick her own game out. Maybe she’ll even snag a game she’s had her eye on for awhile.
Get her a mug design of her favorite video game of all time to show her how much you appreciate her. This gift will make her morning coffee a little more special after a late night of gaming. A practical and thoughtful gift is always sure to be a success.
Thank your Mother
Spoil her this year with a few of the gifts from our list to make this the best Mother’s Day ever. We know how important family is here at GameTruck Inland Empire, so we want to assist any way we can. For help planning kids birthday parties or a family reunion call us at (951) 675-2515, or you can learn more here.
If you love playing video games, you likely have a favorite character. Whether a character is iconic or newly introduced, they’ve likely undergone some changes. Here are our top five character makeovers in video game history.
When Lara Croft first debuted in Tomb Raider in 1996, the character looked nothing like the adventurer we know and love now. The original character had unrealistic proportions and looked more cartoony than human, while the current Lara is ridiculously lifelike.
Mario was introduced in 1985, and the character lacked definition because it debuted as an 8-bit character. You can’t fault the designers for not trying —the technology simply wasn’t there. Today, Mario is known for his red-and-blue getup and unforgettable mustache.
When Link was introduced in The Legend Of Zelda, the character was playful and young looking, and he didn’t look much like today’s Link. While the outfit remained the same, the hero became more intense and intimidating.
For more than 30 years, fans have loved Princess Zelda –– and she’s changed in major ways over the years. In the beginning, Zelda looks young and cartoony. Our current Zelda is a total warrior princess and looks much older.
Compared to our other character makeovers, Pikachu is much more subtle in its evolution. The original Pikachu was rounder and had slightly more detail than current versions. It makes sense that Nintendo has been hesitant to make any drastic changes to such a beloved character –– Pikachu’s yellow, slightly cuddly appearance is one of the most recognizable characters in the industry.
If you want to play games featuring your favorite characters, book an event with GameTruck Inland Empire. Whether you’re in Inland Empire or a surrounding city, we’ll come to you and make sure your party is unforgettable. Give us a call at 866-253-3191 or click here for a pricing quote.