April 15, 2021

Kotaku

Outriders Could Really Use A Self-Revive

Outriders is a game about balance, but it’s not always finely balanced. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the game’s revive mechanic, which is seriously biased toward players of the game’s cooperative mode. Read more… Continue Reading at Source.…

Ode To The Bard Who Saved My FF14 Dungeon Run

My journey through Heavensward has slowed down considerably. I have other games to play and review. And generally, the steam that powered this expansion leading up to The Vault encounter has petered out significantly. That’s not to say Heavensward’s sluggish…

RIP To Outriders' Weird Cowboy NPC, A Real One

I’m not sure I’ve ever encountered a character creator as aggressively bland as the one in Outriders. All the faces are minor variations on Beefy Woodsman. Hair colors range from black to dull brown. Every decal is an unobtrusive scar,…

Skate City Rolls Onto PC And Consoles May 6

Skate City, the artful street skating game from Alto’s Odyssey creators Snowman, finally makes the leap from Apple Arcade to PC and console next month, bringing its chill lo-fi beats and dreamy rides to PlayStations, Xboxens, Switch, and PC on…

Maybe Your 'Pile Of Shame' Is A Problem

Because everything has gone to shit and very few new games are coming out—look at you, you’re all playing Outriders for God’s sake—we’re going to be spending the month looking at backlogs, aka the games we own but haven’t played.…

Help, Returnal Looks Terrifying

Today, Sony released a trailer and a collection of artwork for Returnal, an upcoming PS5-exclusive bullet hell game from the makers of Resogun. The game looks neat. It also looks positively terrifying. Read more… Continue Reading at Source.…

Knight Squad 2 Knows How To Party

Party games balance on a tightrope. If they’re too rooted in chance, everyone will be at each other’s throats within a round. (See: Mario Party.) If they’re too basic, they’re boring, and if they’re too complex, well, there’s no fun…

There Is No After

Shortly before Christmas last year, I sent a message to Jeff Sharlet, a writer I don’t know, thanking him for memorializing the dead. It was a Sunday night, past 2 a.m., and though I can’t remember the specific thing keeping…

The Challenges of Unravelling Long Covid

Mixed into the collective tangle of agony and loss caused by the ongoing covid-19 pandemic are the “long-haulers”—people who become or continue to feel sick after their initial encounter with the virus. But the road to understanding what’s now become…