Happy Birthday, Overwatch! PlayerTwoStart and I return to our favourite shooter to unlock the event-exclusive Echo skin! We also play a hot new board game that forces me to answer the question, “Is Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64 overrated?”
From MOBAs, to shooters, to battle royales, Hi-Rez Studios makes games in some of the most popular and crowded genres out there. Even though they’re a much smaller studio compared to their monolithic rivals like Tencent and Blizzard, they’ve managed to find a way to punch above their weight.
The Paladins Champions Pack is one of the most generous deals in free-to-play gaming. Pay a one-time fee of $30 and you unlock every present and future champion forever. Hi-Rez Studios has done an amazing job of supporting the only modern hero shooter to survive against Overwatch competitor, as it now has over 40 champions to choose from.
We gather once again to celebrate the best and brightest games of 2020 at The Game Awards! Also, we get hyped for all of the new reveals! Sephiroth in Smash? A new Perfect Dark?! MORE MASS EFFECT?!?! It’s all here!
Cyberpunk 2077 is a fascinating game in its current state. On PC, it’s visually stunning (sorry console players). I’m really into the story it’s trying to tell. Also, the soundtrack is fantastic!
But it’s also incredibly buggy. In a two-hour stretch of gameplay, I had to restart the game on three separate occasions to address game-breaking glitches. Here’s what went down and here’s why I’ll come back to this game a little later when ore of its issues have been resolved.
(NOTE: I will try my best to avoid spoilers, but proceed with a smidgen of caution. And in case you’re wondering, I’m playing this on PC with an RTX 3060Ti graphics card.)
In the mid 90s, I was put off on the platform by clunky installation processes and steep hardware requirements I couldn’t meet. Can’t run Doom on my 386? That was enough for me to abandon the largest gaming platform entirely.
Admittedly, I haven’t missed it much at all. As a diehard Nintendo fan, their first party titles have given me plenty to play. Any spare time gets filled by Sony or Microsoft. Still have my PlayStation 5 pre-order ready to rock, ensuring that I’ll stick with console gaming for at least one more generation.
Even the so, the PC gaming drought is officially over. How did I end up back here?