Take the 64 Long Jump, this thing just tears out of the gates, often no sooner released than it has to be reined in. Really, it's a micro-skydive, the air suddenly thick with futures you choose between with full swings to and fro on the analogue: Forward-Back-Forward-Forward THEN BACK with a panic like Pierce Brosnan on a flight stick. And I love the way Mario is yanked from earth, his arms spinning as he hurtles away on an arc made briefly, beautifully supple with control. So flexible you can pull back hard enough to hold him suspended on the spot, flying through the air but caught between two tugs. So flexible you can pull back so hard he Long Jumps backwards. Or forward-backwards, if you know what I mean (and if you've played 64 you will). … [Read more...] about Is Super Mario 64’s movement STILL the best in gaming?
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The alpha presents you with one (not quite finished) storyline of an eventual three to play. This is the tale of Sal, an impetuous bounty hunter out for revenge against the crime boss who sold her into indentured toil on the oil platforms. Rather like an Invisible, Inc. campaign, the story is dictated partly by script and partly by chance, with your picks from the semi-randomised missions on offer determining the direction of your build as well as the shape of the plot, and offering chances to take on extra risk for extra reward. Plus there's permadeath, so if Sal buys it, you need to start again. It feels too crafted, meandering and long-form to be called a true roguelike, but it does have a lot in common with those games. … [Read more...] about Griftlands, and the trouble with everything being a card game now
This comes after months of rumors that Microsoft may do away with Gold altogether, as paying a premium for online services is becoming less appealing as the console environment becomes ever more PC-like. It's especially odd to ask for an online fee when it comes to popular free-to-play games, like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone. Perhaps most strikingly, Microsoft has already promised that Halo Infinite's multiplayer will be free-to-play, which looks much less appealing if the online ecosystem itself has gotten a price hike. … [Read more...] about Xbox Live Gold’s Price Is Increasing For One Reason: To Shove You Toward Game Pass [UPDATE]
"We messed up today and you were right to let us know. Connecting and playing with friends is a vital part of gaming and we failed to meet the expectations of players who count on it every day. As a result, we have decided not to change Xbox Live Gold pricing. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Reverses Xbox Live Gold Price Increase, Unlocks Free-To-Play Games For Everyone
The Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro is a high-end wireless gaming mouse, now available for $99.99, a reduction of $30 from the usual price. It has a 20K DPI optical sensor, a total of eight programmable buttons (including the main left/right buttons), and of course, RGB lighting. The mouse lasts for up to 120 hours in Bluetooth mode, or up to 70 hours when you're using Razer's proprietary HyperSpeed Wireless technology. You can also just plug it into your PC as if it was a wired mouse, which also charges the internal battery. … [Read more...] about Razer’s DeathAdder V2 Pro wireless gaming mouse is on sale for $100