This week in gaming, Nintendo unveiled the Switch, a console that’s both a handheld and a home console (and we have plenty to say about it), the handheld gaming computer known as the Smach Z returned to Kickstarter and some pretty neat games, such as Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, have been released- all this and more on this week’s episode of 1RBC Gaming Weekly.
In case you somehow missed the news, Civilization VI is out and it has a tremendous soundtrack; the main theme, Sogno di Volare, by Christopher Tin, is incredibly beautiful. I might wind up buying the game just to hear that song. From what I’ve heard, however, the game itself is pretty good though it does have a few bugs and rough edges that’ll likely be buffed out in upcoming patches.
The first Kickstarter project featured on this week’s show is for the Smach Z, a handheld gaming PC that looks pretty promising- this device was on Kickstarter in the past, but the developers didn’t have a prototype to show off- this time, however, there is a real working prototype version of the device, and what will be the finished product sounds pretty promising.
The thing with the Smach Z is that it’s not meant to be a high-powered gaming laptop or PC replacement- instead it’s meant to fill the void between gaming PC and a handheld console such as the Vita. It’s going to be interesting seeing the Smach in the same market as the Nintendo Switch- as a person with a large backlog of Steam games, I love the concept. There are a lot of games that I have to get around to playing- games that I may be able to find the time to play when I’m on the run.
The other project featured in this week’s episode is a board game that draws inspiration from Smash Bros.- Tiny Swords Tactics is the follow up to the card game Tiny Swords, and it looks very cute- apparently, however, there’s more to the game than meets the eye.
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