There hasn’t been a better time to just stay inside and play some videogames. Fortunately, that’s going to be a pretty easy task in June - a month in which two of the biggest games of the year are set to drop. Whether you’re into tactical multiplayer shooters or navigating a post-apocalyptic story with jaw-dropping visuals - this is going to be a memorable month in gaming either way.
Riot Games’ new team-based tactical first-person shooter has been making waves recently, mostly due to a clever marketing strategy. The company gave out early access keys to Valorant's beta via Twitch streams, which boosted its popularity - and it’s no wonder why, considering how much mainstream appeal it oozes.
Remember how Apex Legends made its bones by throwing Overwatch-like superheroes into the battle royale genre? Valorant melds ability-based gameplay with the slower, more deliberate pace of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s matches. It’s not exactly the same, of course. This game presents an interesting gameplay loop to watch unfold - and it could be the next big thing in the esports scene. Check out our impressions of the game!
Speaking of battle royale and esports, Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode is getting a new season soon! The previous spy-themed season is coming to an end, albeit a week later than planned, due to the current pandemic. Despite the delay, a new season of Fortnite is always an exciting thing to behold - even if you do it from the sidelines. After the dramatic kick-off to Chapter 2, what might we see in Season 3?
If you’re into classic board games like Checkers and Chess, this seems like a no-brainer to pick up. This nifty collection brings a massive amount of classic games to the Nintendo Switch - and it’s not all about Ludo and Mini Shogi! The collection also comes with a couple of other minigames such as Fishing, Team Tanks, Shooting Gallery and Golf. Seems like a pretty great collection of multiplayer party games, if you ask me.
Remember how disappointed we were when Electronic Arts showed off a brand new Command & Conquer game at E3 2018 - only for it to be a mobile spin-off? Well, this might not be a true sequel either - but it’s the next best thing. This collection features remastered versions of both Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert, along with their three expansion packs. These games are pretty legendary, in their own right!