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DigitallyDownloaded.net Newsletter - April 30, 2022

DigitallyDownloaded.net Newsletter - April 30, 2022
By Matt S - Editor-in-Chief • Issue #63 • View online
A couple of weeks ago I reviewed an absolutely terrible game - Hentai Uni - on Nintendo Switch. I gave it 0/5 and spent about as much time writing that review as the developers took to make the game (about 15 minutes).
It has never looked like dropping off the #1 ranking for “most read” article on DDNet since then. Tens of thousands of views, even as far more worthy games (that I put a lot more effort into reviewing) have come and gone. SEO is a wild thing… but also, if you’re ever wondering why these games get made, that’s exactly why. They get attention. We might roll our eyes at the idea that “sex sells”, but that is an absolute truism… even when it’s just the title, because that game is decidedly lacking in sex appeal.
Anyhow, griping aside, we’ve got some great reads for you this week! The Switch port of 13 Sentinels, the “Samurai Warriors roguelike,” Samurai Bringer, Nintendo’s latest sports game, a new Dune game, and plenty more.
We also announce the winners of our massive headset competition, so be sure to scroll down and see if you won! And if you didn’t, don’t worry. I’m sure we’ll have another competition for you very soon.

Reviews Of The Week
Review: Samurai Bringer (Nintendo Switch)
Review: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Nintendo Switch)
Review: Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo Switch)
Review: Legend of Ixtona (Nintendo Switch)
Video Of The Week
Nintendo Switch Sports: Unfortunately we'll never have another Wii Sports...
Nintendo Switch Sports: Unfortunately we'll never have another Wii Sports...
More From DDNet
The biggest problem with Dune: Spice Wars is that it thinks Dune is entertainment
On spending 1,600 hours making a JRPG epic using the Nintendo Switch
Interesting games on Itch.io: April 25 Playdate edition!
Mothmen 1966 is the first in a series of pulp fiction titles
From The Friends Of DDNet Around The Web
New Releases: April 28th-May 4th, 2022 - Tech-Gaming
Research and Destroy review - Tech-Gaming
Ganryu 2 Review – GameCritics.com
Review: Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition (Switch) 
An introduction to the promisingly dark tale of Club Suicide - Rice Digital
Z-Warp - Review | Let's Do The Time Warp Again - NookGaming
It's Winners Time!
Over the last couple of weeks, we have been running a contest to give away over $1,000 worth of prizes, with the big one being three headsets from EPOS.
We asked you to simply tell us what the best game soundtrack was to listen to with a great headset. Below are the winners!
1) Adrian, who supplied this absolutely incredible list of soundtracks and music ideas in a giant Twitter thread.
2) Thomas, who creatively put their entry into Haiku form:
It’s Persona 4
A Corner of Memories
Always stays with me
3) Craig, who wrote a really wonderful explanation about how one game (Shovel Knight) helped him appreciate chiptune music, and how through that he was able to find a new range of favourite music artists: “This soundtrack takes me to a place I remember instead of a place I once was. Thankfully, it gave me the opportunity to then expand my exposure to artists like Chipzel, Disasterpiece, Danny Baronowsky and many more.”
Congratulations to the winners, and there is a whole range of consolation prizes - mugs and copies of the DDNet magazine - that will also be going out to people who entered. No one’s going away empty-handed! We will be in touch with all the winners in the coming week to organise their prizes.
Thanks to everyone who entered for making this competition so much fun, and if you didn’t win this time, don’t worry! As I’m sure you have noticed, we’re running more and more of these competitions, so you’ll get another chance soon enough!
Stream Of The Week
Cricket 22 Switch edition: Friday night sport!
Cricket 22 Switch edition: Friday night sport!
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Matt S - Editor-in-Chief

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