After 22 years charging every windmill in the game industry and offering his blood, sweat and tears to provide fans with thoughtful and entertaining articles, Todd Hargosh is hanging up his Hardcore column. This week begins the final countdown for Hardcore. And, Todd names his well-vetted successor.
This week, when not constantly playing The Outer Limits, Todd is excited about the news that Hideo Kojima’s (maybe) masterpiece Death Stranding is breaking out of the PlayStation 4 platform and coming to PC games as well. Not that everyone feels the same way.
With his missing PlayStation 4 finally back in place, longtime Xbox player Todd Hargosh tries out some PlayStation gaming services like PlayStation Now. With all the improvements Sony has made recently, he’s shockingly impressed.
Todd is angry about all the new timed exclusives coming out these days, where a game stays on one platform for up to a year before moving to others. His latest target: Call of Duty exclusives only going to one console.
There is something amazing about a game that lets players add to the innovation and fun, and Super Mario Maker 2 does that and then some. In addition to a solid core game, the player created levels are practically professional, and unlimited in number. It’s another winning title for our favorite plumber.
Todd gets his hands on the Sega Genesis Mini, the latest package in the wave of retro console releases, and one of the best ones yet. It comes packed with 40 games, but of course Todd wants more. Find out which titles he thinks should be added, from the classic Sonic 3 to the obscure Snatcher thriller.
With rumors of the next generation consoles on the horizon, Todd celebrates the games that made top marks on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Steam and the PC. Yes, there are still more titles yet to come, but these are his picks of the generation’s best games so far.
It’s always a little bittersweet when October rolls around. Lots of new games are released, but who can afford to get them all? But this week Todd is dealing with another dilemma, finding new things to play in the calm before that storm.
Featuring a strong buddy tale of two Nazi-hunting sisters, Wolfenstein Youngblood attempts to take the series into a more modern era. With beautiful graphics, a smooth cooperative mode for two human players, a great story and plenty of action, it’s mission accomplished.
Once again, Todd proves that just because a game like Wolfenstein Youngblood adds microtransactions, that you don’t have to use them unless you need a shortcut. Todd has completed Youngblood, and you know this is coming, didn’t spend a dime on microtransactions.