Hooray for mediocrity! Few things feel better than having an average performance acknowledged in a live esports environment. There's no greater thrill than being told that "the thing you're doing is going okay. Well done for maintaining an acceptable standard in spite of all assumptions to the contrary." That's a feeling worth taking a spinfusor disc to the face for, as we discovered during our Tribes: Ascend show match last week. We put the show down videos up earlier today.
Elsewhere, a few big numbers have been flying about. TEN MILLION. That's how many dollars Hawken devs, Adhesive games, now have to make their mech-blasting multiplayer arena shooter amazing. ONE MILLION. That's how many players eagerly tried to grab a place in the upcoming Guild Wars 2 beta sessions. FOUR POINT FIVE BILLION. The number of humans probably eradicated during the Reaper invasion of Earth in today's Mass Effect 3 trailer
Plenty more has been happening of course. I've mashed today's PC gaming news into a funnel and distributed them below with all the care of a cake decorator decorating a cake with a list of PC gaming news links. Read on for games at the Smithsonian, a big gun in Planetside 2, CCP on Eve and Dust 514 and Bioware on Mass Effect MMO possibilities.
A PC inside a SNES that plays SNES games but is somehow still a PC, what madness is this?