Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 Has Begun!

Games Done Quick website

One of my all time favorite events of the year officially kicked off yesterday. Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 is raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Speedrunners are playing a plethora of games 24/7 this week all for the foundation. You can watch the stream and donate at the link above. Here is the schedule if you want to find games that interest you.

Abby and I watched the 100% Diddy Kong Racing run last night. She had a blast watching one of her favorite childhood games be played at one of the highest levels possible. You definitely should tune in this week.

Analogue Nt mini Noir: RGB321 – My Life in Gaming

Analogue Nt mini Noir – The Ultimate NES FPGA console? :: RGB321 / MY LIFE IN GAMING – YouTube

Nothing quite like a brand new MLiG video to kick off the weekend. Coury and Try go over every perceivable inch of the revised Nt mini Noir from Analogue, which no one can buy.

Maybe I should have gotten one of these instead of a PS5…Kidding aside, I always love MLiG’s videos and find them satisfying and oddly soothing. It is definitely worth the watch whether you copped a Nt mini Noir or passed.

Seeing the tech inside the Nt mini Noir reminds me that the Pocket is only supposed to be five months away. I am eagerly anticipating my own Pocket console and the newly announced Analogue Duo. I really should dig into that one soon.

Cyber Shadow Launching on January 26, 2021

Now this is a cyber game I can get behind.

Yacht Club Games and Mechanical Head Studios just announced that Cyber Shadow is launching on January 26, 2021. I was fortunate enough to preview Cyber Shadow at PAX East 2019 for DualShockers. Here’s what I thought of it hot off its initial announcement:

If you had told me a month ago that the first game I’d play at Yacht Club Games’ booth wouldn’t be Shovel Knight: King of Cards, I’d probably would have been very confused. Yacht Club Games is one of my favorite developers in the business. I’ve bought Shovel Knight five times for myself, plus as a gift for friends. I’ve beaten it countless times, earned the Platinum on Vita, and snagged each vinyl of the killer soundtrack. But Yacht Club Games threw me a curve ball the day before PAX East 2019 and announced the next game they are publishing—Cyber Shadow.

I showed up at my appointment with my favorite developer at the show and booted up Cyber Shadow right off the bat. It did not disappoint. If there were more levels available in the demo, I easily would have played this for the entirety of my appointment, forgetting to check out Shovel Knight: King of Cards altogether, because Cyber Shadow is so good.

The new trailer is oh-so-slick and I cannot wait to play in just a little over a month’s time.