Home Opinion The good, the bad and the ugly of the week – 26 July 2019

The good, the bad and the ugly of the week – 26 July 2019

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Just remember, slaughter is technically 88.8% laughter.

Best story of the week


Tokyo drift! With many a user complaining and a website reporting on the controller drift issue present within the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, the Big N is finally looking to rectify that problem with a rather magnanimous offer to fix those broken input devices, warranties be damned. That’s…that’s rather nice of Ninty actually.

Worst story of the week


In absolutely gosh I am so surprised news, it looks like the upcoming Facebook Libra crypto-currency is the target of many a scam operation. And I don’t mean the idea of crypto-currency itself loljk don’t @ me bulls. Maybe clicking on one of those fake ads is the reason why Joburg’s entire IT grid got knocked for a six.

WTF story of the week

You’re in a fighting game tournament, you’ve got a massive lead on your rival and you are literally one attack away from winning the bout. In any other fighting game, it would be game over. But Samurai Shodown? The rebirth of one of the greatest franchises in fighting game history has always had a talent for allowing games to turn back the tide of defeat when they’re backed into a corner, and this idea was highlighted in absolutely stunning fashion when one challenger got a bit too cocky for his own good and suffered the consequences for his overconfidence.

It was…beautiful.

There’s also the controversy surrounding GTA Online’s new casino DLC, which has people frothing at the mouth because they can’t gamble virtually. You know, the same people who go absolutely bananas whenever games have loot boxes and then get into a frenzy because they can’t gamble for realsies and I give up.

Header image of the week


That’s Reeves in the corner, and he is still breathtaking.

Comment of the week


Most of the time, we usually focus on the silly and the weird chirps that you lot make, but every once in a while there’s a comment that is just…kind of inspiring. With CD Projekt Red offering to be respectful of religions within the world of Cyberpunk 2077, it was Magoo this week who delivered a line that Tony Robinson himself would be proud of. And heck, this is a mantra that I might want to carry with me for the rest of my life. Good work Magoo!

Whatever you believe, just remember – you are mathematically, scientifically and spiritually impossible. Yet there you are.

Back to the jokes now, as Yahtzee absolutely nailed the mood from that one day when Kervyn accidentally broke the entire Critical Hit frontpage:

So it was… *puts on sunglasses*


And lastly for some good ol’ verbal abuse, there’s HVR to the rescue on Microsoft stripping Cortana from the Xbox One’s next UI refresh:

First thing I disable on Windows is Cortana, if I want to speak to something that does not understand me and is pretty much useless I will send MonsterCheddar a voicenote.

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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: July 26, 2019


  1. That HvR burn, yoh, savagery level 9k


    • Pariah

      July 26, 2019 at 15:45

      Couldn’t stop laughing.


      • Admiral Chief Umbra

        July 26, 2019 at 15:45

        Proper jaw drop this side


  2. Admiral Chief Umbra

    July 26, 2019 at 15:44

    Just remember, slaughter is technically 88.8% laughter



  3. Pariah

    July 26, 2019 at 15:44

    This was a good week in the comments section. <3

    The rest of the week is finally almost over and can go *you know what* itself.


  4. Yahtzee

    July 26, 2019 at 19:23

    Yay. Shared winners this week.

    Moist handshakes all around, GGWP all.


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