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Could the Flood return to Halo?
The Flood are one of the most terrifying enemies in video games. This parasitic alien lifeform takes over the host, turning it into a shambling zombie, with the goal being to gather enough bodies to create a Gravemind. After fighting against the Flood in the original trilogy, the ancient threat has disappeared, leaving some fans wanting more - myself included. I've got fond memories of fighting against these monsters in Halo: Combat Evolved, and the thought of them returning to Halo Infinite is pretty exciting.
Elden Ring's release is imminent
Let's take a look back at some of VaatiVidya's thoughts on the Elden Ring network test. There's so much about this game that screams "Miyazaki magnum opus". The vast, interconnected and layered world is just begging to be explored. In the above video, Vaati starts exploring a dungeon I had no idea existed, granted, the network test's timeframe made me basically rush through as much as I could find. What are you doing in the lead up to Elden Ring? Any last minute Soulsborne playthroughs?
Your daily dose of sudoku
It wouldn't be a Sam Chandler post if we didn't at least mention sudoku. In today's puzzle, Simon takes on a sudoku that was specifically designed in an attempt to create "Schrodinger's cells". The restrictions for this one are kind of mindboggling, and I'm not sure I entirely wrap my head around it.
And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!
Did you get your cat ears?
How it feels playing Halo Infinite rn pic.twitter.com/m0GRbSwtFm— MAGPIE LEON (@magpieleon) December 22, 2021
The cat ears are everywhere.
Flying with pumpkin puree
Ok we are at the airport (I know I hate it) and my husband’s bag got flagged and I was like “did you pack any liquids” and on god the TSA guy pulls out a can and like is dying laughing and said “this mfer packing pumpkin purée”— kate wagner (@mcmansionhell) December 23, 2021
TSA sounds wild.
A explanation of why people dislike NFTs
There’s a “why the NFT hate?” thread on Reddit that has a pretty decent & concise top answer. Like most things, there are aspects of this technology I think are useful, but the way NFT evangelists are trying to save their investments by demonizing skepticism is ~exhausting~ pic.twitter.com/9EVqPahHxQ— Emily H Kopin 💾 (@emilyhiggs24) December 17, 2021
What do you think about the whole NFT thing?
Check out this unique map
Might be time to get back into GTA Online.
What I'm listening to...
- Feel the Monster - Killus
- Letter From Spain - APE
- Stop to Fall - All Faces Down
- Pathetic - Five Bolt Main
Here’s some Shacknews articles from this week
- Shack Chat: What is your 2022 New Year's gaming resolution?
- Rainbow Six Extraction injects Siege's tactics to a Left 4 Dead formula
- Shacknews Most Anticipated Games of 2022
- Opinion: Should CES 2022 have been cancelled?
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