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A look at Halo Infinite's competitive settings
Halo Infinite is looking good, really good. I've written about it a few times over on Cortex, where I've discussed how it's given me an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and how the new magnum is perfection. And now, the team at 343 Industries has shown off some competitive mode gameplay where we get to see the starting loadout and some of the settings players can expect. Having Battle Rifle starts is such an important setting, as it's really become the go-to weapon in the Halo series. Similarly, having no radar means movement, positioning, and situational awareness is critical. I can't wait to see how it feels once I get my hands on it this December.
Halo 2 has been fixed
While I'm on a bit of a Halo kick, Halo 2 has received another pass on the MCC. This time, a whole lot of graphical fixes have been implemented to restore the experience to what it was back on the OG Xbox. Shadows have been reapplied, the sun is back in the sky, and trees and bushes are now back in the environment. They're small fixes, but ones that definitely improve the visual experience. Halo 2 is still the best one in the series. Hands down.
Your daily dose of sudoku
Of course, it wouldn't be a lovely Sunday without a little bit of sudoku. Simon takes on a fiendish-looking soduku. Make yourself a tea and enjoy the solve!
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!
Mario but with random vertices
Answering the question "What would happen if we added random values to every vertices in Super Mario 64?" once and for all, so we can move on to more important questions! 🙃 pic.twitter.com/LDTwhFkj7f— Starxxon (@vl_tone) October 10, 2021
I want to see speedrunners attempt runs using this mod. This looks wild.
This sounds like a good video game
all the video games my bf plays are like "would you like to Search Beehive?" and he'll say yes and it'll be like "you have found: A Bee"— amelia elizalde (@ameliaelizalde) October 14, 2021
It makes me want to play Valheim.
Please follow the rules
Beard wit no mustache is crazy like u know u not supposed to be doin that— El Franc (@FrancoStillBeat) October 14, 2021
Growing facial hair is a privilege.
Language is a funny thing
I’m just remembering that my second year in America, someone asked me to “validate their parking,” which was my first time hearing the phrase, and after blinking stupidly in silence for a full five seconds I said “Well parking is really hard but I’m sure you did it really well”— Iva Dixit (@ivadixit) October 15, 2021
Cultural idioms are brilliant.
What I'm listening to...
Here’s some Shacknews articles from this week
- Back 4 Blood review: Settling 4 less
- Shack Chat: Who is your Back 4 Blood main?
- Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl preview: Revitalizing Sinnoh
- New World review: Brighter days ahead
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Sam Chandler posted a new article, Weekend Discussion - October 17, 2021