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It has been quite the week in the games industry and it's got everybody feelin spicy! We've got a bevy of big point updates for our Fantasy Critic and some big headlines including a rumored release window for Spider-Man 2 and the acquisition of Night Dive Studios by Atari! But all of that pales in comparison to the dust kicked up by the recent Redfall preview coverage which continues to be one of the most divisive but compelling games on the horizon. In the second segment, we manage to find conflict in Tchia despite it being the most wholesome and delightful games of the year thus far. Krispy takes us on a journey through the Diablo IV beta and Chris Davis claims that Exoprimal could be a potential sleeper hit for the year after his time with the beta.
This Week's Discussion Topics:
The week in Gaming - Headline Roundup
Topic of the Week - Redfall Preview Coverage
Impressions - Tchia
Impressions - Diablo IV (Beta)
Impressions - Exoprimal (Beta)
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2 months, 1 week ago
Regarding Counter-Strike 2, it's true that it's essentially a port of CS:GO to the Source 2 engine. Taken in isolation, that is rather insignificant - in the context of a game with a 20+ year competitive history, however, it is not. DotA 2 was just a port of DotA too (no pun intended).
Counter-Strike isn't a content driven game, and it doesn't make sense to evaluate a sequel on those terms. Though I would add that most reviewers probably have no idea how to evaluate the game, so its scores might be all over the place even if the community likes it.