It’s almost been a year since Nintendo released Splatoon 2 on the Nintendo Switch. The frequent Splatfests – casual tournaments that decide winners by popularity, singleplayer performance, and team-based performance – have seen interesting tweaks of late, like a longer-form, team-elimination format that eliminates a voting option while letting everyone continue playing. North America and Europe experienced this with a Ninja Turtles-themed event. However, for its one-year anniversary on July 21st, the game will be hosting an event partially based on its new DLC: Squids vs. Octopi. Much like the small change to ink color, t-shirts, and other tweaks Nintendo’s done for other Splatfest, this one also comes with a twist: While DLC players have access to the octolings (octo-kids) once they complete the rather challenging new storyline (or allow one of the characters to “hack” any level you’re stuck on), the new Splatfest will let any player … [Read more...] about It’s the battle of the cephalopods in Splatoon 2 as it pits squids against octopi for its birthday bash
Splatoon 2 tournaments
I’ve been a bit frustrated with Niantic lately. I love some of its ideas, but I watched someone else play Ingress prior to Pokemon GO’s release, and I noticed very similar problems between the two games after release — problems that the company should have noticed and corrected in its followup. Recently I decided to try out the former. Both are totally unintuitive. You have to search the UI for the tutorials, though Ingress’ can be accessed only near objectives. You’re asked to join a faction sooner there than in PoGO and with no context beyond 2-3 sentences. The game throws jargon with little to no context at you throughout the tutorial, making it difficult to follow. I walked around, clicking things and used items that I don’t fully understand, not because I’m too lazy to read but because I wanted to understand a game without consulting google. I saw portals get taken without anyone around me as I stood … [Read more...] about The Soapbox: Why is Pokemon GO still a tech demo?
The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line! Maybe you’ll discover a new game in this space — or be reminded of an old favorite! This week we have stories and videos from Project Genom, Splatoon 2, Closers, World of Speed, RuneScape, and Neverwinter, all waiting for you after the break! New Games and Testing World of Speed: The game is on the cusp of release, and the dev team is making last-minute adjustments to prepare for launch. Patches RuneScape: A whole bunch of quality-of-life changes arrived on April 23rd. Project Genom: The long-awaited game overhaul update has arrived on the main servers with tons of new … [Read more...] about The MOP Up: Neverwinter’s Lost City of Omu arrives on consoles (April 29, 2018)