Addition By Subtraction Jul 22, 2021

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Do you ever feel like sometimes games try to do too much at once and end up ruining an originally great concept? It happens more often than we'd like. Sometimes the simplest things end up being the most fun. What's the simplest game you know that is still something you could pick up and play anytime?

Today's Drop is a ~5 min read!


GAME RECIPE

Destiny 2's Glimmer Chew

Source: Destiny 2

Video game food always looks so delicious. Let's make some! Today we're looking at the lovely Glimmer Chew from Destiny 2. The recipe is courtesy of Nerd's Kitchen, if you haven't checked them out yet be sure to do so.

Prep: 30 min

Wait time: 6 hours

Serves:10

Materials:

  • a large bowl
  • flat form
  • a large pot
  • a spatula
  • a sharp knife

Ingredients:

  • White Chocolate – 200g
  • Unsweetened condensed milk (7.5% fat)– 80 ml
  • Liquid blue dye – 1 dropper (10 g)
  • Blue jello– 1/2 package
  • Powdered citric acid – 1/2 tsp
  • Powdered sugar – 1 tbsp

Instructions:

  1. Make blue jello per package directions, and chill for 6 hours before moving to step 2
  2. Create a double boiler with the pot and bowl, and melt the chocolate on moderate heat. Once melted, add the condensed milk
  3. Add the blue dye in drops until it turns a light to medium dark blue
  4. Once the jello is cooled, crumble it and mix it in with the cooled milk-chocolate mixture
  5. Pour the mixture into a square pan and allow it to cool.
  6. Add powdered citric acid and sugar over the top, and cut into cubes. Enjoy!

Check out the detailed directions here.


INDUSTRY NEWS

XCOM Legends Soft Launch Receives Negative Reception

XCOM Legends's Initial Opinions are Less Than Ideal
Source: Iridium Starfish

The XCOM franchise is a tactic turn-based style RPG. The series has a complex resource management system as you fight through diverse environments to combat an invasive alien race. Last year, there were rumors about an XCOM mobile game in development and earlier this week it was released with not much attention.

A gacha game with not much depth. To start, Firaxis did not create this game like the previous entries. A studio named Iridium Starfish launched the game. The player commands one of Earth’s last resistance groups as they attempt to stop the alien invaders attempting to wipe out the resistance. The game is played vertically and turn-based commanding a squad of 5 units. During combat, you decide which heroes you put behind cover. The main unlockables are different human and alien allies and their weapons and equipment. Beyond that there is not much else removing the flanking, base management, and all the details the main series provides for the player. All of this seems like an attempt to cash in and the rising popularity of mobile games.

The ironic part about all of this is that all the previous XCOM games are available to play on mobile devices. While Legends is Free-to-Play, the previous games in the franchise seem to offer a more in-depth gaming experience. XCOM Legends is available to download today on IOS or Android.


ESPORTS

Team Swagg Wins Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown NA

Source: FaZe Clan

Team Swagg became the champions of Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown NA. The tournament featured 49 trios competing for the top prize of $15,000. The Twitch Rivals featured a private lobby format. All players dropped into Verdansk and battled for not only kills, but a higher placement. A total of five matches were played on the day.

The first game was won by Tfue's team, which topped the standings. His team was in a 2vs1 situation, which they won and took 1st place, had 18 kills and earned 36 points. Things quickly changed with team TeePee, earning 38 points in game 2. The fourth game however, was the critical turning point. The Swagg team had an impressive 50 kill game, which led them to secure a victory in this tournament. Although team TeePee had a chance at the end to beat team Swagg to win the fifth game, they came up short.

Team Swagg came out victorious!

Twitch Rivals Warzone Showdown NA Top 10 final standings:

1. Team Swagg - 104.40 points + $15,000
2. Team TeePee - 100.80 points + $12,000
3. Team LuckyChamu - 92 points + $9,000
4. Team Tommey - 85.30 points + $6,000
5. Team zColorss - 74.10 points + $3,000
6. Team Tfue - 71.40 points + $1,500
7. Team Knight - 58.60 points + $1,350
8. Team Aydan - 58.10 points + $1,350
9. Team itsEyeQew - 55.70 points + $1,350
10. Team BobbyPoffGaming - 53.30 points + $1,200


SALES

PlayStation Summer Sale

Source: speiltimes.com

Check out some of the best steals and deals on PlayStation games for the next month. The PlayStation Summer sale runs until August 18th. There will be over 1200 games on sale, including major titles like Returnal. Returnal will be available for $49.69 at a 29% discount, while Miles Morales will be 30% off at $34.99. Be sure to also take a look at Ultimate Edition, which will also include Marvel's Spider-Man for $55.29, 21% off.

Other games include:

  • Red Dead Redemption's online standalone release
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2
  • Battlefield 5
  • PUBG
  • For Honor
  • The Forest
  • Borderlands 3 season pass
  • Mortal Kombat Ultimate's add-on bundle
  • NBA 2K21
  • Jump Force character pass
  • In-game unlock bundles for Devil May Cry 5
  • Sims 4 DLC's such as Realm of Magic, Strangerville, Vampires, and Journey to Batuu

There will be some more added promotions on August 4th, so stay tuned to PlayStation's blog for more information regarding what else will be on sale.


OTHER COMPANY GAMES

Zoom Adds Multiplayer Games

Source: weareteachers.com

If you thought the Zoom cat lawyer video was funny, we're sure these new multiplayer games will be just as hilarious as people start to explore them. Zoom recently added multiplayer games into its platform, allowing users to play different games during their meetings. Rather than sit around making awkward small talk while waiting for a meeting to start, you could play some poker with your meeting mates instead. There are just a handful of classic casual games currently, but they're certainly interesting.

Along with poker, there will also be Ellen Digital's mobile game, Heads Up!, a new take on the social game Werewolf called Werewolf with friends, a guessing game called Just Say The Word, and lastly Ask Away, which is meant to help people break the ice. There are a few others that are also within the service, but those ones are the biggest standouts.

While this addition to the meeting service is pretty interesting and cool, it's definitely not new. Multiplayer games like this with video and chat already exist and can be streamed, so it's no real advancement or anything in the gaming world. However, it is another step in the direction of adding games into more mainstream non-gaming related services, such as Peloton. Other companies may soon begin to jump on this trend as well, allowing video games to become more and more widely used in both the real world and the gamer world.

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