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Kickstarter: Brawler64 N64 Bluetooth Wireless for Switch/Switch Online

It looks the the 'Brawler64 N64 Bluetooth Wireless for Switch/Switch Online' controller project has already received 430 backers. It's a little late in the Switch's lifespan to be extremely excited but this should be a pretty good controller like their previous work and works with PC as well. The price at $45 and Up is good.  Kickstarter Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1247448559/brawler64-n64-bluetooth-wireless-for-switch-online-switch-pc

Anbernic Win600 Not Canceled

 There were a lot of reports recently that the Anbernic Win600 project has been scrapped but all of those rumors seem to have just been made up or from a faulty source.  It looks like they are setting it up using custom SteamOS and the project is still very much active. The big question will be price of course. Hopefully Anbernic starts dropping more information on this soon.   

Elden Ring Does NOT Need An Easy Mode

One thing that we heard a LOT with the Souls games is that there should be an "easy mode", but I think that would completely ruin the souls-like genre. Elden Ring was designed by Hidetaka Miyazaki to specifically require gamers to use trial and error to overcome the difficult enemies. In a lot of ways this is simply a throw back to old school gaming where figuring out patterns was how you beat games.   When it comes to games,  action combat is probably one of my weakest areas,  but I did beat Demon's Souls, Dark Souls and Dark Souls II in the past. I was getting destroyed my first day in Elden Ring, got a little better on the second day,  and even better on the 3rd day of playing. I'm still a long ways off from beating the game (I'm only 8 hours of gameplay in), but I'm happy with the difficulty. Beating this game will certainly be a great feeling.  I'm currently at level 20 and steadily progressing despite not being that great at the game.  The three main

Upcoming Xbox Series X|S Games (February 2022) Of Interest [Dying Light 2 & Elden Ring]

Microsoft's Xbox Series S has quickly become one of my favorite consoles in recent years.  There are two big games of note coming out on the Xbox Series X|S in February that I'm keeping an eye on.  These are not all the games coming out in February... these are just the games that have piqued my interest and both of these should be HUGE!! Dying Light 2 (February 4, 2022)  Official DL2 Site  [Link] I'm on the fence with Dying Light 2, but there's a good chance I'll be getting this game. The original was highly flawed but also highly fun. Dying Light 2 will also be landing on PS4, PS5 and PC. Dying Light 2 will run on the Xbox Series X, Series S and Xbox One.  No one thought mixing  parkour with zombies would be any good but the original was a blast to play. If they ironed out a lot of the issues with the original game, this has GOTY potential written all over it.  Elden Ring (February 25, 2022) Official Elden Ring Site [Link] Of all the games

Crysis 2 Turns 10 Years Old Tomorrow

Hard to believe but Crysis 2 turns 10 years old tomorrow . Released on March 22, 2011 for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows it was an instant classic although flawed in ways.  The single player campaign was long and interesting but flawed by not so great AI enemies.  Multi-player was pretty good, visuallt it looked great and the combat was fast as well making it one of the better FPS games at the time.  Crysis 2 on Metacritic   Crysis 2 was developed by Crytek and published by EA and sold over 3 million copies in the first year.  Crysis 2 Info on Wikipedia   I'm not sure if we can consider Crysis 2 to be far "retro" or not but it was released on two consoles that are no longer supported which does put it slightly into the retro genre. Supposedly Crysis 4 is supposed to be released in the near future.    https://thesportsrush.com/crytek-is-all-set-to-release-the-new-crysis-4/

Handheld Gaming PC on Steroids: OneGX 1 Pro

The future of handheld PC gaming looks like its starting to really ramp up... it comes at a big price tag though (and likely worth it). If you haven't checked out the OneGX 1 Pro model from One-Netbook you need to do so now but break out the checkbook too.  Hit the link below for specs:  https://www.1netbook.com/onegx1-pro/ Unfortunately for me this is way outside my budget but I'm hoping to at least get to check one out one day. The tech advances and manufacturing advances going on now will likely increase the quality of lower end options as well.  As I'm more geared towards retro gaming this beast would be a bit of overkill but I still want to check one out. Only thing I notice that I don't like for sure is the button style d-pad.