Long story short, I was disappointed, and from that point on, I never bought a game solely due to its cover (I think), and rarely paid full price if I could help it. It was a key turning point in my game consumption, and those rules combined with playable demos helped me keep my game collection to a reasonable size for years, though that totally went out the window when digital downloads came along (and demos went away for the most part. I used to rely heavily on the PC Gamer demo discs, moreso than reviews.) … [Read more...] about Have you ever bought a game just because of its cover art?
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ICYMI, Sony revealed the PS5 box art for Spider-Man: Miles Morales on Thursday, giving us a clear idea of what physical games on the next-gen console will look like sitting on shelves. Like the PS5 logo itself, the actual cases look almost exactly like their PS4 predecessors. The only difference with the PS5 cases is that they're white at the top with a black PS5 logo, instead of the blue/white contrast on PS4 game cases. … [Read more...] about Godfall PS5’s box art is clean as heck
But Quest feels like it goes a step further, as though in shaking off the weight of rules and complications, it's able to exist more naturally there, in the mind. Its abilities aren't based on calculations but what ifs, like they originate in the same unhindered place a child pulls ideas from. You know, it's a pity I can't see a way for abilities like these to work in video games, these worlds of numbers and calculation, because if they could, I wonder how liberating they would be. … [Read more...] about Excited and enchanted by new RPG Quest
The series really kicked into gear when incoming writer Alan Moore revealed that the war, although rampant on Earth, had ended years ago on the various alien homeworlds. Unshackled from that war but gifted with a bit of post-war effects, the series – then called simply WildCATS - evolved into a dynamic book that leaned into spycraft, corporate espionage, and even into throwback 1940s-style patriotic superheroes at one point. … [Read more...] about The greatest WildStorm characters of all time
In fact, the most egregious crimes this film commits are linked to the contest itself, rather than any feared mockery of Icelanders, who seem to have largely embraced the film. There are seven performers on stage in Sweden’s act (that’s an automatic disqualification), instruments are plugged in (banned outright because no one wants to wait around for techies to get the stage ready each act), and Ferrell’s Lars manages to stop a song on the stage (remember when SuRie literally got decked by a stage invader and they didn’t even lower the playback volume?) to name just a few of the worst violations. … [Read more...] about An Icelander offers their verdict on Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga