Towards the end of the third episode, Geraldine/Monica Rambeau pushes Wanda on her brother – who is mentioned briefly by Scarlet Witch – and even mentions he was killed by Ultron. That, in turn, causes Wanda to freak out and throw Monica out of her dimension and back into the MCU’s ‘real world’. … [Read more...] about Who is Pietro Maximoff, AKA Quicksilver? A brief history of Wanda’s brother in the MCU
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Andy Chalk: The Temple of Trials in Fallout 2. Basically you're given a stick and thrown naked into a cave complex filled with giant ants and scorpions, and you have to fight your way through it in order to prove you've got the stones to actually play the damn game. The whole thing sucks, it's a plodding, grinding, save-scumming pain in the ass, and it's got nothing to do with the story—it's an entirely separate tutorial-slash-torture chamber that has no connection to anything. But if you want to play Fallout 2 then you have to power through it. This is the main reason I have never successfully replayed Fallout 2. … [Read more...] about Which game has the most brutal beginning?
As much as I like easy money and blowing everything up, it’s the ability to zoom out that I’ve played around with the most. Spelunky 2 plays on the limits of your vision, with traps that can be triggered while still off-screen, or easy-to-miss objects or doors you can find yourself urgently backtracking to find. Being able to zoom out changes all that. It doesn’t erase the game’s challenge, but it changes how you make decisions when you know there’s turkeys ahead, or lava to the right, or a really good shop near the exit. It’s been enough to freshen up an experience that, for me, had grown stale after 150 hours. … [Read more...] about Spelunky 2 mod Overlunky lets you zoom out and blow up every level
This whole thing stunk from the beginning, and still does. As noted by Ars Technica, FCC chairman Ajit Pai never actually publicly released a full broadband deployment report, and only issued a single-page press release with a few cherry picked numbers thrown in. Besides the obvious problem with that approach, those numbers turned out to be wrong. … [Read more...] about It turns out the FCC ‘drastically overstated’ US broadband deployment after all
In addition to all the demos, there's a great variety of genres on display with some curated selections in different subgenres. A Hearty Laugh shows some comedy games, Splendidly Supernatural has some everyday weirdness, and there's more: Animal Protagonists, Pretty as a Picture, Spinetingling Thrills, A Detective's Work, Mindbenders, Retro Roots, and Sci-fi. … [Read more...] about Steam’s Big Adventure Event celebrates adventure games in all their forms