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.
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.
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…