"Lord of the Rings will... be coming to Magic: The Gathering... getting a full expansion"
Since Middle-earth is the mythological past of regular Earth someday soon you reading this will technically be part of Magic canon
cool old game
Oh hell yes! I found it. Grid Wars 2.
Remember Geometry Wars for XBox? It was a pretty good minimalist arcade shooter with a good aesthetic.
It was also an achievable game for an amateur to make so there were a whole lot of clones.
One of them was special.
There are lots of nice touches to Grid Wars 2 (2006), but the big feature is its black holes. They suck up enemies, and then blow up ejecting them at high speed. You can shoot them to shrink them back and when you destroy them, you get big points for how many enemies they ate.
The game quickly becomes entirely about the black holes, both farming them for points, but also keeping a manageable number around because the game's infinitely scaling difficulty becomes impossible without them eating up enemies. Trust me, it's a brilliant mechanic that the Microsoft game didn't have at all. MS eventually took it down.
There's a still-working mediafire link on this gitp forum post from 2014.
Always booyahs back.
Never plays anything but the Splat Roller.
Sometimes tries to stream.
Elephants are better than all of us.
A cool and chill place for cool and chill people.