We’ve got a small but hearty batch of hot takes this week. From virtual reality to Fortnite, here’s what we had to say.
PlayStation VR gets a price drop
Admittedly, this is old news. But it’s news to use. Sony reduced each of its virtual reality headset packages by $100. That makes the base PSVR model a mere $300 investment which is much more palatable than the $400 Oculus Rift or the $500 HTC Vive.
For some good recommendations on which games to get your virtual hands on first, check out Kinda Funny’s PlayStation VR Show.
PlayStation VR is the most accessible high-end virtual reality headset on the market. Still, the asking price is too steep for many consumers. A permanent price drop means more people can jump on board and there's finally a strong enough library to justify buying it #DailyHotTake https://t.co/2yA5MRcFnw
— Top Shelf Gaming (@TopShelfGaming) July 10, 2018
Sonic Mania Plus scores big
We enjoyed Sonic Mania when it hit digital store shelves last summer. So much so, that it received our Game of the Month. A year later, the game is back with new levels and playable characters.
— Host Marcus (@TopShelfMarcus) July 11, 2018
Pokemon Let’s Go takes us back to Kanto
Fans have waited years for a full-fledged Pokemon game on a Nintendo home console. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are remakes of the original and look like higher quality 3DS ports. It’s sufficient, but not dazzling.
This looks to be a thoughtful remake of the original Pokemon game but for some reason it feels unimpressive. Maybe it's because after decades of waiting for a corr console Pokemon game, fans expected more than up-rezzed 3DS graphics. #DailyHotTake https://t.co/zRU1aWLgGN
— Top Shelf Gaming (@TopShelfGaming) July 13, 2018
Chance the Rapper weighs in on the success of Fortnite
This week we have a guest hot take from award-winning hip hop artist Chance the Rapper. Drake isn’t the only rapper with opinions on Fortnite, although Chance’s are a bit more controversial. He makes a great point, even if he seemed to be (mostly) joking.
Fortnite should put the actual rap songs behind the dances that make so much money as Emotes. Black creatives created and popularized these dances but never monetized them. Imagine the money people are spending on these Emotes being shared with the artists that made them
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) July 13, 2018
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