They say that being in possession of a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is the next best thing to being there, and in the case of BlizzCon 2017 the Virtual Ticket is expanding to make that statement even more true. As an event that is a celebration of all things Blizzard, this is another case of the beloved developer and publisher giving back to the community.
Quake Champions brings back the classic Quake formula that began over 20 years ago, but with the added 2017-ness of characters with abilities and cosmetic unlocks in the form of loot boxes. While it may not all gel together perfectly it's still great to that even after all these years, some things stay the same.
It was only a matter of time until YouTuber PewDiePie released an apology video for his use of a racial slur during a recent live-stream of PUBG. An event that triggered a response from Firewatch developer Campo Santo, which filed a DMCA take-down of PewDiePie's Firewatch content.
Which I'm partial to love because it makes just about perfect use of a dark-synth track. Like, so good that I had to re-watch it. Now don't get me wrong the game looks great too, which is to be expected coming from horror master Shinji Mikami. And the fact that the first game was scary, intense, and impressive. But that music choice...
Our second mouse review for the week takes a look at another budget entry, this time from Cooler Master with the Mastermouse MM530. But, with an excellent sensor and deep customisation this is one mouse that definitely aims to offer a lot of bang for your buck. Or click for your cash. Yeah, that works.
Causing highly intelligent and perceptive people the world over to proclaim, "Where for art though iPhone 9?" Like the Xbox One X, there's no power greater than X which makes the iPhone X a device ripped from the headlines found on one of those futuristic newspapers seen in the film Minority Report. It's the future... today. Face scanning technology, animated animals expressing emotion, it's got it all.
When Nintendo announced that it was following last year's NES Classic Mini with a Mini Super Nintendo for 2017, it was a cause for celebration. Mainly because the 16-bit SNES is one of the greatest consoles of all time. But there was also concern, thanks to NES Classic Mini shortages that meant that realistically it never saw store shelves - with all units snapped up via pre-orders.
Whilst also touching on a few important bits of info relating to the current state of the game like Vaulting, which as per the developer update over at Steam confirms that the team is working on it. And that adding the ability for players to jump over in-game objects isn't as easy as it sounds. Also, the team is addressing the idling players issue... and more. New town!