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The good, the bad and the ugly of the week – 10 January 2019

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If you escape from the police, you’re basically playing an adult game of tag.

Best stories of the week

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More Pokémon! Yessir, there’s an expansion pack for Pokémon coming out which may just be the best and most lucrative thing ever for Nintendo’s license to print money. I’ve already bought it because I’m an idiot.

If you’re interested at all in the American game development scene, it’s most likely either because of your passion for video games or you just can’t help but be fascinated by the trainwreck of a working culture that treats employees like glorified cattle who know how to code. Some relief might finally be on the way for beleaguered American developers, as the campaign to kickstart a union got a shot of adrenaline this week from a larger organisation that could pave the way for worker rights to be protected in the land of the free. Good on them!

Worst stories of the week

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Bad (or good) news for DOTA fans: Looks like the game is in a recession. After years at the top of the charts, DOTA 2 has seen its player base begin to decline as more popular games overtake it on the leaderboard. Is this the beginning of the end for DOTA? Fortnite fans can only pray that it is. Also just look at this fry-up made within Dreams. Why is it bad news? BECAUSE I’M HUNGRY NOW DAMMIT.

WTF stories of the week

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In the most millennial expansion ever for a video game, you too can finally experience the joy of earning a pittance and only being able to afford a tiny square of land upon which to build your home in The Sims 4 and the new Stuff Pack! Presumably, it’ll come with a boomer who yells at you for buying avocados.

Then there’s James Cameron back on the hype trail for Avatar 2 and the unveiling of a new car which apparently looks like a prop that’d be used in a Japanese porno so yeah. Interesting times.

We also have a new game coming out this year which asks you to master human speech or risk having your android face explode. Business as usual then.

Header image of the week

HONK5

HONK!

Comments of the week

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Razer’s new modular computer has Hairy Ewok singing a familiar tune:

NUC NUC NUCing on Wallets Door…..

I’ve blown Admiral Chief’s mind with a tidbit of cosplay knowledge for when wearing a Batman cowl:

This goes on the ‘things I’d never think I’d read’ list

For the Emperor knows exactly what The Flash movie should avoid if it ever gets made:

Please don’t make my suit green. Or animated!

Yozzie makes a great remark about Crytek wanting to sue Star Citizen over Squadron Catch 22:

How do you sue that which does not exist.

LegionZA just baked a good pun for the Hansel and Gretel movie:

Nice, this looks deliciously entertaining.

And Geoff strikes back with a zinger about anyone wanting elevensies in Dreams!

All good and well, but what about second breakfast?

Just render it again.

Critical Hit Original Recipe Content

Memes (2)

Everything Nintendo announced on today’s Pokémon Direct
Cable Guy Borderlands 3 Claptrap Review – If it fits, it sits
The Clock – Time to worry about weaponised cancer in this intriguing comic
Borderlands 3’s new Dastardly Lucky 7 hand cannon is an OP beast when fortune favours you
Every video game out in January 2020 – Brain training, Dragon Balling and savage planet journeying
The best comic book covers of the week – January 06 2019
Borderlands 3 Moxxi’s Heist of The Handsome Jackpot Review – Fear and loathing near New Vegas
20 video games to get excited for in 2020
Weekend box office – Star Wars nears $1 billion, Frozen 2 becomes biggest animated film ever
A Quiet Place Part II, Baby Sonic, WandaVision, Uncharted and more – all the movie trailers/news you missed over the holidays

Bonus DVD Content

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: January 10, 2020

19 Comments

  1. Interesting week…

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 10, 2020 at 15:19

      With Much Predicaments

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 10, 2020 at 15:19

        Wil moerse poep

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 10, 2020 at 15:19

          Wie Maak Pap

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          • Admiral Chief

            January 10, 2020 at 15:19

            Wilde mal poepolle

          • Hammersteyn

            January 10, 2020 at 15:19

            Wit Mans Probleme

          • Admiral Chief

            January 10, 2020 at 15:20

            Nou vat jy dit te ver

          • Hammersteyn

            January 10, 2020 at 15:27

            Sal maar sien wat die hoofredakteur of die geemskap se.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 10, 2020 at 15:46

            Ontkenning en vermyding

          • Pariah

            January 10, 2020 at 17:54

            And you wonder why I say it’s a sore point? O_o

          • Admiral Chief

            January 10, 2020 at 21:02

            Explain?

          • Pariah

            January 10, 2020 at 21:07

            I’ll admit this is the summary of the week article but yours and Hammer’s back and forth here comes across as being salty and not just leaving it with that article (and in the minds of those who partook in the discussion – plenty of food for thought for everyone). Just feels unnecessary.

          • Hammersteyn

            January 10, 2020 at 21:27

            Felt like an opportunity to poke fun at it is all.

          • Pariah

            January 10, 2020 at 21:32

            I was thinking that that might be the case now when reading back. Perhaps this weekend will be good to just chill my brain so I don’t read into things. XD

          • Hammersteyn

            January 10, 2020 at 21:32

            I don’t really care, or care so much about all this shit anymore. Everyone is always crying. People cry harassment when people criticize their movies or acting, other people cry about being labeled, I cry about monetization in gaming(to no avail) So I’m gonna go have a beer, even though I now suffer from gout, and sit with a ice pack on my foot and play Ass Creed origins while trying to ignore all the time saver shit that pops up in the game.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 10, 2020 at 21:27

            That is just the thing, it is not sorted, just being left as the big (white) elephant in the room. People want answers, and the whole subject is just avoided, so if anything is salty, it is the salt in the wound.

            But, no worries, just hoped for something, and it is not the first time being disappointed about how things are handled, that is just part of life here these days.

            In the end, having some catharsis about what happened is needed, and at the extreme, to make a call whether to stick around or just call it a day. Certain reactions from people this week, made me re-evaluate just why I even bother

            But hey, as my good friend Hammer stated, perhaps poking fun at it, would help with the catharsis, perhaps the weekend will help with the process.

            As always, I wish you (all) well, and hope you have a great weekend

          • Admiral Chief

            January 10, 2020 at 15:46

            *gemeenskap

          • Hammersteyn

            January 10, 2020 at 15:46

  2. Yozzie

    January 11, 2020 at 19:20

    RIP my vacation…

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