Bob & LBF in the Morning

Bob & LBF in the Morning

Bob & LBF in the Morning

Panoramic view of Boston cityscape in a sunny day

Today is National Video Game Day! Ok it actually was yesterday but who counting. In this world it’s always National Video Game Day! You might think video games are silly and for some they might be. But name me a place you can role play as a character that’s on an adventure trying to save a princess or prince. Or imagine you’re stuck in a room and the only way to get out is to solve a puzzle and obtain a key to exit the stage. Sure, there are some violent video games out there. But let’s be honest there’s way more brain teasing, co-op game strategy games to enjoy with friends.

There are all types of ways now to play video games. You can enjoy them on the big screen with a console gaming system. Like the Nintendo Switch , PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. You also have PC gamers who can spend a pretty penny just to get the right specs. Then you have mobile gamers who play on their IPhones or Androids or even IPads. There’s a lot more for handhelds as well. The popularity of video games has increased over the past few year. Player have now turned to streaming and playing and chatting with followers or fans via YouTube or Twitch. Best part of that is now you can make all while sitting at home and playing a video game.

For years video games have been getting a bad rap. But I swear to you that it’s only a small piece of the video game pie. So, if you love video games like I do (which is a lot) most of the games that will be mentioned here, you might have already played or at least heard about them. But for those who haven’t here’s a few games that have used Boston.

  • Assassins Creed III

    Developer and Publisher Ubisoft has really shined with this entire franchise. The game was released on October 30th 2012. Then again after it was remastered in March of 2019.

  • Knight Rider (1988)

    Wait there was a Knight Rider video game? There sure is. This game was actual based in Boston. The Developer is Pack-In-Video, Publisher is Acclaim.

  • Fallout 4

    Developer and Publisher Bethesda, worked directly with MIT to map out an entire post apocalyptic Boston. This franchise also won multiple awards including Game of The Year.

  • The Last Of Us Part 1

    Developer and Publisher is Naughty Dog. This game is a PlayStation exclusive, maybe you’ve seen the show on HBO Max. But did you know that a good portion of this game is located in Boston.

  • Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Siege

    Tom Clancy is a name you definitely heard before. But if you haven’t you need to check this game out. Developer is Ubisoft Montreal Publisher is Ubisoft.

  • Sim City (1989)

    The OG of simulation games, you can use Boston as a start point to build your future. Just watch out for those natural disasters. Developer and Publisher is Maxis.

  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2

    Some say this is the best of the Tony Hawk series, but I do think that the original is still the best to this day. Skate around Boston and make sure you hit those sick Boston Gaps.

  • Call Of Cthulhu

    This RPG take place directly in Boston. The developer is Cyanide, the publisher is Focus Home Interactive. The game was released October 30th 2018.

  • Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego

    I know you’re already singing the song because so am I. This game has a few stop offs in Boston. It’s also one of the original early PC games. I would say it’s almost as popular as The Oregon Trail.

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