Home Opinion The good, the bad and the ugly of the week – 12 June 2020

The good, the bad and the ugly of the week – 12 June 2020

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News that isn’t new is Knews.

Best stories of the week

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Let’s be real: Sony’s showcase was the real good news that we needed this week. Months of being in the dark, so much anxiety and then bam! A blast of light, beams of Sony goodness filled with two dozen games and a proper look at the PS5 at long bloody last. It may look like an awful design, but there it is in all its glory. It’s real, it’s happening and I’ve ore than prepared for the inevitable dick-measuring contest that’s going to erupt as console tribalism rears its ugly head. Hooray for next-gen!

Worst stories of the week

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Skater XL being delayed by a few weeks is a bummer for me, but this week’s real Debbie Downer was the dropping of an inevitable truth bomb: Comic Con Africa won’t be taking place this year in a physical venue. It will be going online though! Still, Comic Con Africa has been more than just a venue to get nerdy, talk shop and attend panels. It’s a social gathering, a celebration of fandom and pure cosplay passion on parade.

Not having that chance to strut one’s stuff this year, is going to suck.

WTF story of the week

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I’m of the opinion that no matter how bad a movie may be, there’s going to be at least one person who likes it. One contrarian, alone against an army of negative opinions who carries a torch for that film. And that’s why I own a DVD of Freddy Got Fingered. In the case of The Last Days of American Crime, nobody likes that film. Heck even Kervyn, who has the movie-watching constitution of a Billy Goat, could barely make it through half an hour of the film before he gave up.

And with a 0% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this misfire of note has just earned itself a rare honour in cinematic history.

Header image of the week

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OI POTTER! REMEMBER ME?

Absolutely wrong comment of the week there’s no dispute

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In an award I created just for Kervyn, his opinion about Halo being a good game series earned top nods. I mean he’s so wrong, that he might as well change his film critic name to Barry Wronger.

I will not stand for the besmirching of my beloved Halo. Bugger your pitchfork! I demand pistols at dawn!

Critical Hit Original Recipe Content

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Huawei P40 Pro Review – Amazing smartphone hardware that is hamstrung by a complete lack of Google
Korra and She-Ra: Five similarities between these pioneering “spirit sisters” and animated series
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Review – A Nod to the past
The best comic book covers of the week – 08 June 2020
Mediabox MBX4K Ranger review
The Vast of Night review – Close encounters of a superb kind
Shantae and The Seven Sirens Review–It’s a Kind of Magic
Bioshock: The Collection Switch Review – There’s always a Lite-house
What the Golf? Switch Review–Talk birdie to me
All the movies still scheduled to release in 2020 – Part 2

Bonus DVD Content: Forgotten TV pilots Edition

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: June 12, 2020

6 Comments

  1. Yes! The only choice for header of the week. Bravo Darryn, bravo!

    Also I’ve never played Halo. Or had any desire to.

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    • MechMachine

      June 12, 2020 at 15:20

      I did. Good fun if you have nothing better to do.

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      • Pariah

        June 12, 2020 at 17:09

        I have a backlog of literally over a hundred games. Currently playing AC:Odyssey. I always have something better to do, lol.

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        • MechMachine

          June 12, 2020 at 19:23

          I bet every shrink who has a gamer as a patient knows about backlogs.

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  2. MechMachine

    June 12, 2020 at 15:20

    In all seriousness, pistols at dawn is simply brilliant, it’s when geeks reach that next level of sophistication.Gone are the juvenile rants about ones mother. I believe a new standard has been established.

    On another note, PS5, what a slick uplifting incredible show that was. That console sure did the talking. Ratchet and Clank pretty much yanked us into the next gen, and those rift warps. Wow. Is that what the IO throuput is about ? That spirit walker game looked insane, GT7 looked so heart pounding. Not so sure about that kids game ?

    Project Athia had some stunning visuals. Too much to remember. I love both ( consoles ), I have a One X and a Pro sitting here, Been a fan of all things gaming since I was a kid. But Sony just brought the heart and soul, that’s what Microsoft are missing. And I will finally get to play Demon Souls, no excuses.

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    • Llama In The Rift

      June 12, 2020 at 17:09

      Not gonna lie, those rift jumps on Rachet was pretty sweet, never in my life saw such quick loading and the ray tracing is on par with what Nvidia has….meaning things look good on RDNA2 for AMD.

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