Category Archives: News

Just anything that has happened in the game industry.

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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WINNERS PICKED! Friday the 13th Giveaway!!

 

(UPDATE: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!)

For a giveaway that was literally only concieved and executed in a span of a few hours I’m impressed with the participation. Thank you guys for playing along. So, now to the winners!

I’ll drop first names here but will contact winners directly as well.

First key goes to: @Quinn_Cuthbert
You’ve been tweeted, sir.

Final Key belongs to:  Tyler O’
You’ve been Fb’ed

Congratz to you both and we hope to hold more giveaways next year, happy holidays!

So what is the best way to spread Christmas cheer?
“Seeing loud for all to hear!”

NO!… murder.  It’s clearly murdering a camp counselor in a brutal fashion as the iconic horror icon (redundant, yeah I saw that, get over it.) Jason Voorhees!.
“Well how do I do that if the only option available that has Jason is the dumpster fire NES version of Friday the 13th?!”

Oh ye of little faith because idle-handz got you, bruh!

We’ve got 2 keys to give away and we’ll do so tonight at 8pm PST.

“OK, how do I get said key?”

Well there are a few chances to get one do ONE of the following:

1.) Comment here.
Yeah, that easy.  either through your account or through Facebook comments. (there is an option to switch above the comment field.)

2.) Tweet.
Tweet about us.  link the main page of the website which is just http://www.idle-handz.com and attach us to it @idl3handz

3.) Facebook us
Just like with Twitter, share the website main page at http://www.idle-handz.com but this time hashtag us too @IdleHandzGaming

At 8pm PST I’ll check the results and pick 2 people at random for the keys.  you’ll get the key and be able to play until the beta ends on Christmas Eve.  Have fun and Good luck.

Make sure your computer has the specs required before participating.  I’m not responsible for it not running right because you didn’t make sure your PC was up to snuff!:

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 11 Compatible GPU with 2GB Video RAM.
Storage: 10GB of HDD space

 

Battleborn Winter Update Still Not Released

With only six days before Christmas, Gearbox Software still has yet to release the winter update for Battleborn it keeps promising. The company has been talking about the update since at least the 6th. The game originally released on May 3rd of this year and was initially met with strong sales but only slightly above average overall review scores. Still things were looking promising for the new IP from Gearbox until Blizzards new team shooter Overwatch released on the 24th of the same month.

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NoClip’s Doom Documentary. WATCH IT!

While it’s been out for almost a week now, It’s clear not a whole lot of people have seen the free documentary funded by their Patreon about Doom titled “Doom Resurrected.” as it’s only at about 500K views on Youtube.  It’s a three part film and absolutely worth the watch as the writer/narrator/interviewer goes into id Software studios and talks with the developers of DOOM 2016, how it came about, what happened to DOOM 4 (yeah, remember that? it was a thing) which was scraped and how the music and story came about.  It’s very interesting to see how they used bits of DOOM 4 and how last minute the story of the game was, which is so undertone and subtle that it actually drives the game home for a lot of the players and actually builds the Doomslayer into the best silent protagonist in gaming today.

Linking the first installment, but go check out the Youtube page, hit the subscribe button, show them some love and likes and… and all those positive things.

Archived!

Just a little update on some house-cleaning:  Most everything from last year and earlier dating back to 2009 has been archived, meaning it isn’t accessible from the main feed here on the frontpage, but don’t fret because it’s all still accessible from the “Browse Posts” menu up above then down to the “Archive” option.  Boom.  All the old shit from 2009-2014 (we don’t speak of 2015, it never happened… Shhh.)

Pewdiepie: His Haters Are His Money Makers

A few days ago, YouTube’s biggest star PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, posted a video with an astounding declaration. At 50 million subscribers, he claimed, he would delete his channel. That amount by the way, is one never reached on YouTube. When the video was uploaded the subscriber count for the channel around 48 million. Die hard fans of video game streamer cried out in terror, while those who feel a man making millions for playing video games on the internet is an absurd notion cried out in delight. Could it happen? Would it happen? The internet lost its collective mind waiting to find out. So did it?

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