Day: September 8, 2020

September 8, 2020 Off

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Remake Review

By tracy
How do you remake a game that’s spent two decades perched at the pinnacle of what this industry has to offer? I mean, the original Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 isn’t just considered as one of the greatest sports games ever made; it’s literally wedged amongst the top three highest-rated video games of all time on Metacritic. You’d probably be better off cutting your losses and photocopying the Mona Lisa at this point, right?Well, no, because despite the high bar set by the originals, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is an absolutely rip-roaring remake. Vicarious Visions has successfully brought Neversoft’s esteemed classics back to life, allowing old and new fans alike to experience these masterpieces through a modern lens while remaining entirely respectful to the moves, the maps, and the music that’s been seared into the brains of millions since the turn of the millennium.THPS1+2 pushes off on the right foot immediately, with a fantastic intro fusing footage of the iconic stars of the original games with clips of the new skateboarding superstars joining the roster. It shouldn’t be understated how effectively this otherwise fairly simple sizzle reel instantly injects these new skaters into the fabric of
September 8, 2020 Off

Cyberpunk 2077’s Multiplayer Microtransactions Won’t Be ‘Aggressive’

By tracy

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has made some clarifications about the game’s multiplayer-only microtransactions, noting that they won’t be “aggressive.”In an earnings call, CEO Adam Kicinski was asked how aggressive the studio plans to be with multiplayer monetization in Cyberpunk 2077. ” We’re never aggressive towards our fans! We treat them fairly and we’re friendly. So of course not – we won’t be aggressive – but you can expect great things to be bought,” Kicinski explained. “The goal is to design monetization in a way that makes people happy to spend money. I’m not trying to be cynical or hide something; it’s about creating a feeling of value.”

Kicinski notes that Cyberpunk is “a great setting for selling things,” but that the studio’s approach won’t “upset gamers.” The studio’s Twitter account later clarified its position on Twitter in light of Kicinski’s comments, making clear that the game’s single player portion will be entirely microtransaction-free.

“Cyberpunk 2077 is a single-player game with zero microtransactions,”