Review: Fast RMX

F-Zero’s spiritual successor has arrived

While looking through the severally anemic launch line-up for the Switch on its eStore front (no, seriously there are a total of 17 games to choose from and you’ve probably bought 2 of those already and own a couple more of the re-releases.) I came across a new game called FAST rmx.  Not the most interesting name, but the game itself was VERY reminiscent of a couple of future racing titles I loved as a youngster…

Does this live up to those pedigree?

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Review: Zelda-Breath of the Wild

Full disclosure: I ain’t really the biggest Zelda fan.  There, I said it.  Not Sorry.  The stories are never all that interesting, save for a couple games, the gameplay favors “Go figure it out” a bit too much for my liking, and I’ve just been unable to get into any of them since Wind Waker, which for whatever reason really resonated with me.  So, I may not be the best person to review this game…

…Or maybe I’m the right person and could be seen as a sampling of a much broader audience in which this Zelda finally reaches?

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Nintendo Switch Review

Well, it’s finally here.  Nintendo’s next attempt at a console.  They haven’t been shy about wanting to push their console market into their dominate handheld market, given that the Wii U was basically a tablet/console abomination.  The Big N is doubling down on that concept by making the next console completely portable as well as allowing away from home gaming with the ability to play with friends on the same screen via the dual control pad system.

Will this gambit pay off in the end, or is Nintendo going to eat away at their own handheld market and further confuse their audiences with non compatible options that both sit in the mobile market?

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No Man’s Sky Releases Path Finder Update and I ALMOST Reviewed It

Hello Games released their 1.2 version of No Man’s Sky today, the Path Finder Update. The update claims, according to the games update page to, introduce planetary vehicles, base sharing, PS4 Pro support, ship/weapon specialization, permadeath mode, and much more. It then goes on to say, “It shows a path for the future.” Does it though?

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Site Updates

Throughout March we hope to have some things cleaned and tidied, dusted and trimmed from the site as we gear up for the new year.  Some “life” things happened…

…and delayed our initial push, but we are recovering and eager to get back to it.  First among those is a change to the name.  Out with “idle-handz” and it’s 90’s inspired rebellious “z” for an “s” (heck you, I won’t do what you tell me!) and in with “idle hands Gaming.”  Every part of the site’s reach will shift to that name to promote some uniformity in the brand. (brand, wow that sounds weird to type out.)  So, the Facebook group has already been tweaked to represent this new name, we have a new domain and the site can now be accessed at both idle-handz.com and the new idlehandsgaming.com addresses, and Twitter… well, we’ll have to nuke that and start fresh, I suppose as Twitter doesn’t allow name changes.
It’s kind of amazing what you find while doing Spring cleaning, though.  While combing through some assets and sweeping all this debris under a rug in the corner we uncovered a metric ton of Steam keys!  might as well just throw them away, right?  Unless you guys want them?

Along with all that we’ll be updating the design of the site, new coat of paint, so to speak,  and we’ll begin updating regularly with articles and rants.. and.. and fun stuff.. just you wait and see.

Console sales slipping, but it probably isn’t what you think

Have you read the news from other sites about the slipping sales of consoles and console games?  Probably saw a bunch of quotes from those sites stating how a bunch of people who play games are just tired of randomly shooting people in the face without a deeper reason for shooting them in the face, right?  “Who is this man who’s thought processing meats I’m forcing a close encounter with the lead from my gun?” They most be contemplating to themselves philosophically….

…That’s bullshit, by the way, that isn’t the reason console sales are down and I don’t think it’s really that complex either.

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PCGamer: Comparing Apples to Grenades

Man, click bait is great, isn’t it? I mean… you apply an outlandish headline to a boring post which some could even say is just an advertisement, and boom.. REVENUE!  It’s so easy when you lose journalistic integrity…

…we aren’t there quite yet or else I would have titled this something like “You’ll be shocked to learn what PCGamer was caught doing!”

I mean, I’m gonna bold that up there for effect, but I won’t make it the headline, I’m not a monster.

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