Hey Shacknews, it's ya boy, Sam Chandler, bringing you my first Weekend Discussion. Dennis White brought WD back yesterday, and now it's my turn to get the party started. So you're all stuck in here with me now. Let's close out our weekend!
Back 4 Blood Open Beta is still going
The Back 4 Blood open beta is still going, in fact, it will be ending on Monday so there's still time to see what all the fuss is about. Have you managed to jump in and have a bash at this Left 4 Dead successor? The card system certainly adds a new twist to the classic formula. We've hot a helpful guide on the cards you need in your deck ASAP. Grab these in the Supply Lines before you get anything else.
A look at scopes and zooming in Halo
Shyway does a great job at diving into the history and design of the Halo scope/zoom system. For those not in the know, there is no ADSing in Halo, the game just features a magnification system for some weapons. A click of the joystick and you'll instantly be zoomed in a few feet, helping you nail those long-range headshots. However, it also features a de-scope mechanic whereby if you get hit while scoped, you'll be knocked out of the zoom. This is a critical design element that gives Halo one of its distinct combat feels. Anyway, Shyway does a great job at outlining the system and why it works.
Hunt: Showdown is getting new content... maybe?
I've been loving Hunt: Showdown recently. The mixture of PVE and PVP blends really well and results in some truly intense moments. Plus, the cowboy/western themes are great. This latest teaser looks to indicate that the game will be receiving a Native American update? Is this culturally insensitive? Is that a discussion that needs to be had? As a non-US citizen, my opinion on this subject doesn't really count for much but I'm interested to hear your thoughts. Either way, I'm looking forward to more Hunt content.
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!
Dunkey on video game prices
He makes some cogent points about prices. Also, if video games are art, then surely we should be able to continue to enjoy them even long after they've been taken out of the public eye?
Back up your files
I didn't almost forget stupid bitch sunday, YOU almost forgot stupid bitch sunday pic.twitter.com/BY2yEaC9CO— Lux (@thisislux) August 15, 2021
Don't be silly.
A warning about Hades
hey new Hades players! this is gonna be useful soon pic.twitter.com/CrUUY4WGx0— glauber kotaki (@unseven) August 14, 2021
Prepare to have your horizons broadened.
Halo theme song
They literally got the Halo theme on violin playing at this wedding I'm at. BRO pic.twitter.com/XHhkLdwrN1— The Act Man (@TheActMan_YT) August 14, 2021
No matter where you hear it, it's always good listening
I tend not to listen to music while I write, as I cannot concentrate. So here's a look at some songs I listen to while I workout. Any recommendations?
- Wake The Dead - Comback Kid
- Bombshell - Powerman 5000
- Here Comes the Fire - Emil Bulls
- I Am Electric - Heaven's Basement
Here’s some Shacknews articles from this week
- Marvel's Avengers: War for Wakanda preview - Bringing the king to life
- The Ascent review: Reaching new heights
- 3D Realms reveals Blood-inspired Cultic FPS at Realms Deep 2021
- Axiom Verge 2 soundtrack: Song list & artists
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Dude quit playing I am serious >:(
Mate, they don't call me Serious Sam for nothin'.
They don't call you Serious Sam!
That's correct. They don't call me that for nothing. I have to pay them to call me that. And I haven't paid them.
They should have to pay YOU. Or remind them what happens when you fuck with Australians >:(
Touche. Or Kudos.
Kuche just sounds like a fancy way of saying another word.
I'm imagining it as a parody of Juche in some South Korean political comedy.