Todd laments that fact that it seems like Electronic Arts is doing everything it can to destroy Star Wars and the Battlefront series like they did with Ultima, Command and Conquer, SimCity, Wing Commander, developer Visceral Games and many others.
Todd was one of the first to grab the new Xbox One X. Billed as the world’s most powerful console, he takes it through 13 games to see how much they improved in both looks and gameplay, and what stunning 4K native gaming feels like now that it is finally here.
Recently, mainstream news outlets have started to claim that single player gameplay in videogames is dead. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Single player games are not dead, and never will be. And there is a slew of new single player content to prove it.
Yes, microtransactions can be done correctly. As gamers, we may generally not like them very much, but if handled correctly like they are in games like Forza Motorsport 7, Middle Earth: Shadow of War and the new Star Wars Battlefront 2, they can actually be a boon for players, even those who never buy them.
As gamers, we love to complain about developers and publishers when they screw up, or when they turn seemingly tone deaf to our requests and demands. But sometimes, they get it wonderfully correct. Here are three recent examples of smart efforts to do great games right.
Todd’s life exists in little, labeled cardboard boxes at the moment, but that will all change pretty soon. In the meantime, he’s got time to go back over some games like Ark: Survival Evolved that had been giving him problems. And then there is that whole new XCOM DLC to tackle…
It’s getting close to the time when gamers need to decide if they want to pick up Destiny 2 at launch, engage in some type of pre-order deal making, or simply wait and see if the game is everything that is promised. Todd knows what he is doing. Do you?
News that Crackdown 3 for the Xbox One, and the new Xbox X, would be delayed was met with disappointment from Todd. But, it’s not the end of the world, and with any luck, the Xbox X will still have some good launch titles.
Todd loves watching his fellow gamers’ shows on YouTube and Twitch, as well as working for GiN’s own social media channels. Today, he salutes those that deserve special mention. Raise a glass for the greatest gamers!
Todd’s love and hate relationship with Nintendo continues. With big hopes following E3, Nintendo has continued to disappoint many gamers with a lack of Switch stock, funky voice chat support, and a few other annoying but important issues. Come on, big N, show us some love.