Todd dislikes the new Battle Royale craze that is sweeping gaming, but this week got access to a surprising title on the Nintendo Switch that combines a classic arcade game with a 99-person arena battle. Talk about a unique battle experience!
It’s that magic time of year again when Todd attempts to predict the Superbowl outcome using the Madden NFL game. This year we have the perennial contender New England Patriots battling the hungry Los Angeles Rams for football glory. Who will win? Let’s start the Hardcore bowl and find out!
This week, special guest columnist John Breeden highlights developer Hinterland Studios for forgoing immediate profit to instead go back and improve the core gameplay of their signature title, The Long Dark. It’s a selfless and gamer-focused model that other development teams should try and follow.
Todd has made his list and checked it twice. It’s now time to find out the best and worst games of the year, according to Todd. This year he has five amazingly great games, and one that is almost too terrible to mention.
Todd’s end of the year Hardcore awards are in full swing. This week he reveals his special mention awards, everything from the biggest badass to the person, place or thing that had the biggest fall from grace. It’s part one of the Hardcore awards!
News that the PlayStation Classic would soon be giving players another cool outlet for their retro gaming obsessions quickly turned to displeasure over the limited game lineup and some questionable hardware decisions. Is the PlayStation Classic still set to rule the holidays?
Todd is 25 hours into Fallout 76 so far, and although the world’s newest sci-fi MMO does have a lot of performance problems, the game is a ton of fun to play, and the community is extremely supportive, even helping gift items to newer players in need.
News that the next Diablo game, Diablo Immortal, will be a mobile-only title, and one with likely microtransactions based on the developer’s talk at BlizzCon, is not sitting well with fans who think that this will corrupt a classic series. It even got booed at BlizzCon, truly a first.
The graveyard of new consoles outside of the Big Three is huge and ever expanding, but Todd thinks the Intellivision Amico has got a real shot at not only making it, but making it big. He breaks down the Amico’s features, and explains why it’s on a good path.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has nearly taken over Todd’s life, and he is loving it. So imagine his surprise when he popped his head up to find a controversy surrounding the game involving grinding and microtransactions. Todd assassinates those falsehoods this week.