The Splatoon Global Testfire is a great server test | Opinionated

Sorry for the avalanche of information, but we’ve just learned so much about tonight’s Splatoon Global Testfire!! This just in! There’ll be four weapons available for use during the Splatoon Global Testfire:Splattershot Jr.SplattershotSplat RollerSplat ChargerThat’s a good selection of well-rounded weapons right there. That Splattershot Jr. in particular is a good choice for first-timers.The four weapons you’ll be able to use in the upcoming Testfire event are just the tip of the ink-gun iceberg. The full game will feature a dazzling array of inkredible armaments. The different speeds and strengths of these weapons make for a huge variety of play styles as well. Check out the Weapon Shop section of the Fresh Gear page on the official Splatoon website to see what I mean!

When I first saw Splatoon nearly a year ago, it looked mediocre. There was no fun to be had spraying ink at multiple objects. Interesting, sure, but not revolutionary. This looked like a gimmick, and nothing more. And then a demo was announced, eleven months later.

And now I’m craving more.

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The new Rareware | Analysis


Donkey Kong Country, Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie – what made these games so special? They were all made by the juggernaut Rareware, still being memorable to this very day. Chris Stamper lead a team of brilliant employees to create amazing titles during the 1990s, but they all split off when Rare was bought out by Microsoft, a shell of their former glory. Googly eyes would never be the same again.

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