Hard Reset – Monday, June 26th

In Culture, Development, News by Sean Roslon0 Comments

It’s Monday; time for a reset. Here’s the best stuff from around the web in the last week of video games.

THE STEAM SUMMER SALE IS HERE, SO I MUST BUST OUT THIS VIDEO AGAIN…

…prepare your wallets. I’ve already spent a good $30 on DOOM and Wolfenstein. Also, it’s 2017 and I’m buying DOOM and Wolfenstein. Check it on Steam

WHEN YOU’RE ALL CASHED OUT, TAKE A LONG SIT AND READ THIS… crazy in-depth oral history of Crash Bandicoot. The N-Sane Trilogy comes out tomorrow, so it’s a perfect time to catch up on the development of the original. via Polygon

IF YOU STILL DON’T HAVE ENOUGH ANALYSIS OF MASCOT PLATFORMERS… you can watch this 16-minute video from GameXplain on the reveal trailer of the new Switch Kirby title. via YouTube

ONE YEAR AFTER RELEASE, SUPER HOT IS STILL ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE SHOOTERS I’VE PLAYED IN YEARS…

…just look at it in motion! via r/gaming

SOME GAMES JUST MAKE YOU APPRECIATE THEIR TECHNICAL PROWESS WITH THEIR SIMPLICITY… SUPERHOT is one, Scribblenauts is another. See what that dev team went through to make their game work the way it did. via Kotaku

VANQUISH IS ANOTHER GAME THAT BREAKS THE MOLD… Seth Shepard celebrates the game’s recent PC release with a look at how it succeeds in a crowded genre by being different. via Waypoint

AND FINALLY, FIRST PERSON MARIO IN HOLOLENS LOOKS INSANE…

…I suppose wearing the outfit helps it feel more authentic. Thanks, Aston. via YouTube


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Sean is a gamer and video editor currently freezing his ass off in Chicago. He has a passion for technology, and a bigger one for Lego. Having graduated from Columbia College Chicago, he now lives in the suburbs of the Windy City with his girlfriend Amanda. If you want to get ahold of him, you can use his Twitter @sroslon, or just shout loudly in the middle of Michigan Ave. You'll also find him gaming on PSN and Steam under the alias bigwhiteyeti, and on XBL as thebigwhiteyeti. He also kindly suggests that someone make a new TimeSplitters. Seriously. Do it.