There have been a very few limited windows in the game industry when true platform crossplay almost happened. But you might have to go back to 56K modems to find them. Really, console crossplay’s time has come, so why is someone dragging it’s feet?
Todd has a long history with Konami, going all the way back to the heady NES days of their classic, double bowtie logo. He relates his longtime love of the company this week, and laments the fact their recent behavior, and somewhat despicable actions, have forced him to permanently part ways.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux is a mystery game that got great accolades when it was originally released, and now is breaking more ground with an enhanced Xbox One X version, plus a new free roam mode that lets you just wander around and admire the views.
The evolving Xbox Game Pass service is now offering many first-run, new games for unlimited play, for just the $10 monthly fee. This is giving Todd access to new games like Sea of Thieves and classics like Mad Max. Retailers however, my go to war over it.
It’s that time again! Todd loads up Madden NFL and predicts the winner of Super Bowl LII. Will the Patriots once again win everything, or will the Eagles show that they are the team of the future? Grab some snacks and settle in for a real nail biter of a game.
Todd is back from his vacation, and he’s got a brand-new Nintendo Switch to show for it. Plus, he racked up some thrilling drivetime on the classic F-Zero AX, a game he now wants to lobby Nintendo to add to the Switch lineup. Come on Nintendo, wouldn’t that be awesome?
Not every game could be the worst or the best of the year. Quite a few fell into a grey area where they were good, but not quite the best of the bunch. This week Todd celebrates with some honorable mentions.
Todd continues the Hardcore Awards this week with everyone’s favorite categories, the best and the absolute worst games that 2017 had to offer. You might be surprised at what made both lists.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War picks up where Shadow of Mordor left off, yet offers a bevy of improvements in everything from graphics to gameplay. Even the much-loved nemesis system is vastly improved, allowing full control over your own Uruk armies.
Hargosh was hard at work getting the special honors ready for the 2017 Hardcore Awards. Who will win dumbass of the year? What was the Holy Crap moment in gaming? These and other questions will all be answered as we start the show.