Doing Justice To Console Fighters - Injustice 2
After the success of Mortal Kombat X, Nether Realm Studios turned their attentions back to the DC Comics roster with Injustice 2. Its predecessor wowed with an original story that respects the source material, while also being a great, accessible game. The bar now raised, we went in expecting more fine work from the Warner Brothers subsidiary.
The single-player mode took me just over five hours to complete on Medium difficulty. That may sound short, but the duration felt perfect. The story is succinct and action-packed, smoothly transitioning between combat and cut scene, yet knowing when to take a breather. Character writing and dialog are on-point, with a good balance between drama and humor. And although unlikely, I’d love to see story driven DLC missions featuring the side characters – they’re just that good.
A huge reason for that is the staggering production work that went into them. Simply put, Injustice 2 is one hell of a looker. It’s a collection of amazing character modeling, facial animation, and texture work, so much so that some scenes could very well be in a CG blockbuster movie. If you have an HDR compatible set-up, this is one title not to miss. It all sounds the part too, thanks to amazing voice acting work and casting.
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Google I/O 2021
Google’s annual developer conference around everything the company does. While a lot of the technologies announced just fade into the background of what makes every Google service work, and therefore too boring for the everyman to read about, here are the top three that we’d love to see become reality.
XIAOMI MI 11 - THE AFFORDABLE FLAGSHIP
The Xiaomi Mi 11 has all the core features of what Xiaomi wants to offer in a 2021 flagship, without some of its over-the-top features from the Mi 11 Ultra. For instance, Mi 11 doesn’t have the secondary AMOLED display, multi-point direct ToF laser focusing, or IP-rated water resistance, all of which is available on the Mi 11 Ultra.
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Apple 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (2021) - Ridiculously Powerful
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No Rest For The Wicked
With not one, not two, but three Diablo games in the pipeline and well on their way to release, I don’t think I can stress this enough: it’s a fantastic time to be a fan of Blizzard’s beloved dungeon-crawler franchise. On our end, we’ve already thrown a few punches at both Immortal and D2R’s Technical Alpha sessions, and so far, we’re quite satisfied with what they’ve got on the menu.
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