Meditations delivers a short five-minute game every day of the year. Chella looks at today’s game and considers the value of tiny games.
Now in its third year, the Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Invitational eSports event will exceeded a million dollars in total prize money. In addition to what promises to be an exciting battle, news about the game, including brand new year four content, will be made during the tournament.
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!
The big games of 2019 include a cyberpunk search for human connection, dystopian DC, demon slaying and a spot of fishing and weeding. That’s right, all our hobbies are represented in the next 12 months with Animal Crossing, the latest from Platinum Games and From Software, as well as some indie gems like Sable.
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.
Chella is still on vacation, so this week we have a special guest column from GiN reviewer Ryan Allen. Tired of all the endless lists about how games changed the industry for the better, he comes up with seven titles that made things a lot worse.
Unity Technologies has opened their call for submissions for this year’s Unity for Humanity contest, which recognizes developing projects and tools that have a positive and meaningful impact on the planet. The winning submission will receive $25,000.
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.
The holidays are upon us, and while the rest of the world is sleeping, smart gamers are using the extra time to dive into some great titles they might have missed. Come see what is on our catchup holiday schedule, and let us know what games are getting your attention before the holidays run out.
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!