Weekly Digest #1 - Nickelodeon takes aim at Nintendo, Metroid Dread releases & Steam Next Fest

All the nonsense I didn't make into a video, tweet, or blog post. Delivered Every Sunday because you and I both need something to de stress us before leveling up for the next week.

šŸ•¹ļø The Console War Rages On

  1. Metroid Dread was leaked. Including things like cut scenes, weapons, story plot lines. It would seem people across Twitter are being spoiled of the game. I don't really browse twitter, so I'm good.
  2. Windows 11's new Virtualization-based Security (VBS) might have real world performance implications for gaming. (Source) - VBS is a really great feature that ultimately helps the end user be safer and more secure. Hopefully, Microsoft will figure out how to balance performance and security going forward.
  3. Nintendo announced the final character coming to Smash - Kingdom Hearts' Sora (Source)
  4. On the other end: Nickelodeon's All Star Brawl - its Super Smash competitor - released on October 5th, to massive fan fare. Could it upend the community from Nintendo's Super Smash? Only time will tell. (Source)
  5. Twitch was hacked this week. The hacker claimed it was 'part one'. Everything from Amazon's new gaming platform to Twitch Payment data was leaked, including the sites source code. (Source)
  6. Nintendo Released an interview featuring two of the hardware developers behind the new Switch OLED model. They spoke about changes to the hardware and what needed to happen to facilitate it. (Source)
A selection of what is included in the Twitch leak.

āœØ Going to Events Spiritually

  1. Steam's Next Fest happened this week from October 1st, to October 7th. I spent a few nights walking through some of the demos. There were a few that stood out to me such as Evertried - which is a really pretty isometric game.
  2. Hometopia was another one that really engrossed me. I enjoy playing Sims 4 by building homes. Tiny homes mostly. Hometopia cranks that up to 11 making the home building the primary gameplay loop. I'll be looking forward to its full release.
Screen shot from Hometopia's Steam page
Screen cap of Evertried from its steam page.

šŸŽ® Where's My Controller?

  1. Picked up Cyberpunk 2077 1.3 recently. The game is still buggy, and it really misses a lot of actions I thought it would have. I've been enjoying the story so far. I didn't think I would. But its pretty cool. I'll probably do a review or essay about this game. Keanu Reeves gives a brilliant performance as he does.
  2. Unfortunately I was unable to secure a physical copy of Metroid Dread this week. Hopefully next week I will be able to.

šŸŽµ Turn it up to 11!

  1. Still haven't gotten enough of that fantastic Team Sonic Racing (Review) main theme song! (Song)

šŸ“I don't know what a pen looks like.

  1. I'm continuing to develop my River City Girls review. This is going to be a very in-depth video and article.

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