Developer Hi-Bit Studios has done fine work here (with the help of some key collaborators, including none other than Yuzo Koshiro). On my own Switch 198X finds itself nestled between near meticulous versions of key inspirations such as Ninja Warriors, OutRun, Gradius and R-Type, and there's no greater compliment than to say that the tributes on offer here sit happily alongside the originals. At least I now know to put my cynicism aside whenever the second installment of 198X shows up. … [Read more...] about 198X is one of the most stylish games you can get for the Switch
They doubted a kid could make it in the NBA and he proved them wrong. They doubted he could win a championship and he proved them wrong. They doubted he could make movies and he won an Oscar. Like all great artists, Kobe Bryant proved the doubters wrong. Rest in peace. … [Read more...] about Star Wars’ Mark Hamill Remembers the Honor of Presenting an Oscar to Kobe Bryant
A recent piece from Yahoo Sports covered a portion of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's video of himself participating in the Los Angeles Lakers' "Genius Series" -- where the team invites speakers to talk to the team as a motivator -- in which Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka recounted an experience with Bryant. … [Read more...] about Did Kobe Bryant Get to See ‘The Dark Knight’ Before the Rest of the World?
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 27, 2020 One man saw almost every game Bryant played. Jack Nicholson is famous for his many thrilling roles on the silver screen, but he’s also a well-known fixture in the front row of the Staples Center on game night. Hollywood royalty spoke on losing a man he considered his friend. … [Read more...] about Kobe Bryant Mourned by Ben Affleck
Arcen released AVWW, a procedurally generated open-world adventure, in 2012, to a largely disappointing reception. Acknowledging player feedback, they put it through major revisions throughout the following months. Barely a year later, they released a sequel that tried putting the same ideas together in a new configuration, and even bundled the two games in together for free, as a gesture to players who were still unsatisfied. I barely touched that one (although I’m listening to its lovely title music right now), but this complicated journey is emblematic of what a strange game A Valley Without Wind is. … [Read more...] about Have You Played… A Valley Without Wind?