There has been a big rise of what is called e-sports, competitive gaming events that showcase the best of what the game industry has to offer. But only recently have a lot of people gotten really interested in it, and it has a lot to do with the coverage ESPN provided for EVO 2016.
Todd is binging out, playing lots of great games this summer after acquiring many of them in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale. Todd bought 11 games for $70, which would have normally cost about $280. The Steam Sale is mostly great, but it’s easy to get a bit carried away.
Before we knew about the pending Nuka World DLC, Fallout 4’s Far Harbor was to be the crown jewel of the extra adventures accompanying the core game. We strapped on our fishing hats and headed up to Maine to explore this new world and its accompanying radioactive quests.
Todd dives into his half-year list of the best videogames that he has played in 2016 so far, and also, of course, the worst of the bunch. In a year that has been a little bit bland for gaming so far, Todd offers up some of the highs and lows.
Todd has spent so long in the Commonwealth that he’s starting to speak with a Boston accent. And now, just when things were getting a bit old, console players suddenly have access to Fallout 4 mods. Todd names the five best that he has discovered so far.
Just like an engine makes or breaks a vehicle’s performance, the same can be said for game engines, especially for titles like shooters. Lately, we could almost review a game by looking at its engine. Titles using CryEngine have looked great, but suffered horrible performance, especially on consoles.
The latest remake of DOOM has come to play, and it’s one wild ride, offering a blistering ten-hour single player campaign plus thousands of hellish snapmaps created by players using the new creation tools. Grab your BFG, because DOOM is a BFD.
In warfare when you switch sides they call it being a traitor, but Hargosh may have good cause. A longtime Call of Duty fan, he’s angry because the only way to buy the remastered Modern Warfare is bundled with Infinite War. And then there is that great Battlefield 1 trailer.
Have you finally conquered the Commonwealth? Have no fear Fallout 4 warriors, because the new Automatron DLC adds new enemies, new quests and a robot workstation that lets you build and customize your own robot army.
News that Microsoft has discontinued production of the Xbox 360 console was bittersweet for Todd and many other Xbox fans. Thankfully, backwards compatibility means that the games will live on, but Todd still takes time to salute an old friend.