This Month On Edge
When we weren’t doing everything else, we were thinkingnking about stuff like this
The things that caught our eye during the production of E327
There have been a few mouse-and-keyboard peripherals for PS4 and Xbox One kicking about, but this is the first we’ve seen that’s also compatible with Switch. GameSir’s VX AimSwitch is a fine choice for people who prefer slightly more precise controls when playing on console, boasting a stable wireless connection from up to 32.8 feet, configurable mouse buttons, RGB lighting, mechanical keys and a detachable palmrest. Of course, there’s a separate conversation to be had about whether it’s really fair to bust out MKB controls in somethingg like a competitive console shooter – but if you’re unconcerned with the ethics of it all, preordering this willl costco you about £77.
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Miyazaki receives Lifetime Achievement at this year’s Joysticks
Good among us
New Injustice 2 world champion SonicFox donates $10,000 to his competitor’s family
Thundershock T factor
The T Detective Pikachu film looks bizarre – and, weirdly, brilliant
Netflix and kill
Devil May Cry will get its own animated series à la Castlevania
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Sony will skip E3 2019 in the dumbest move it’s made since Riiiiidge Racer
Ninja goes on a reporting spree in Fortnite. Your Esports Personality Of The Year, everybody
Pokemon: Let’s Go’s overreliance on motion controls excludes many
One poor chap named Colm O’Driscoll catches
RDR2- themed flak online
WEB GAME Monstrüous bit.ly/monstruousgame The stuff of giddy childhood nightmares, Monstrüous is a delightfully creepy puzzle game. You control an intrepid adventuring party and attempt to vanquish a bulbous, grinning beast by selecting eight actions in the correct order. It sounds simpler than it is: close observation of each move is key in order to work out how each one works and might relate to the others. It’s a joy to study Arnaud Millot’s art and animation – the creature receiving a nasty sunburn or vomiting up dangerous eggs, a wizard with a bubble wand summoning a meteor. The price of a failure is some scary voicework, while Robin Richard’s music is ample excuse for just one more go. If you’ve got kids who can stomach some of the weirder moments of Adventure Time, this is a perfect choice to puzzle out together one night.
DIY Mini Controller Wheel bit.ly/3Dprintwheel While we appreciate that a large portion of our readershiparen’t trendy twentysomething San Franciscans with 3D printers next to their pasta machines, this controllermounted, thumb-steered mini driving wheel is of note even if you don’t have the facilities to fashion your own. If you do, however, pixel2’s free download seems well worth a tinker. With the help of a skateboard bearing, a bit of superglue and a paper clip, you can rig the cleverly designed rack-and-pinion mechanism to your controller’s sticks and steer your favourite ForzaHorizon4 vehicles with finer control. It’s not without its flaws – it’ll block your D-pad, and scratch your paint job over time unless cushioned correctly. But it’s a slick little piece of kit, and available ready-printed for cheap on Etsy if you’re curious.
VIDEO Commonwealth Military Museum Tour bit.ly/f4museum TheChiefCurator is a creator in his sixties who’s spent a significant amount of his retirement building a staggeringly detailed Commonwealth Military museum in Fallout4. Considering how wonky the base-building mechanics are, it’s incredible how he’s managed to use them so adeptly: mods have plenty to do with it, it seems, as does his keen eye for layout. Our tour guide does a wonderful job of walking us through the build – the commentary is a great primer on series lore. The enthusiasm and pride in his voice is a balm for the soul.