Sometimes It's Not A Game Type You Can Play
There is also the case that – where I live – not all these games happened to make it to our shores. Getting a Nintendo 64 was tricky at best and – as a result – I missed out on a lot of those games. [And then, when my friends who had 64’s got games, they weren’t always the ones I was interested in.]
Were it not for YouTube, I would never have known how great Conker’s Bad Fur Day was. I would not have seen how Banjo-Tooie took that game in different directions. I certainly would never have bumped into Glover.
In our more modern time-frame, I would not have had the gumption to try Shovel Knight, [easily one of my favourite games in the last few years] I would never have been exposed to how much work was put into the more modern ports of Myst and I would definitely not have learned of Ronin.
Sometimes You're Not Really There For The Game At All
In cases like these, I find the games are merely a pleasant backdrop. A way of listening to someone else while they happen to be playing a game. And that might be one of the most fun reasons to stop by and watch someone work through a game you’ve already played.
Sometimes, The Game Is FILLED With Fake Difficulty
You can understand my frustration. I’d put twelve or fourteen hours in at that point and – like most modern games – I thought I was at the end, because everything seemed to be pointing that way, but it turned out the developer was playing an elaborate game of bait and switch.
YouTube to the rescue! I found someone who was more patient and knew what was going to happen to them and managed to watch them play through that particular segment of the game. No, it didn’t give me exactly the same satisfaction, but good Lord, that was something the developer didn’t need to do.
- Gunbird (Mobile Light Force) (Psikyo, Single-player, $4.99) (Controller Support, Steam Achievements)
- Sol Divide (Psikyo, Single-player, $4.99) (Controller Support, Steam Achievements)
- Sorcerer King (Stardock, Single-player, $39.99) (Steam Achievements)
- Interstellaria (Chucklefish, Single-player, $9.99) (Steam Achievements)
- Axis Football 2015 (Axis Games, Single & Multi-player, $19.99) (Controller Support, Steam Achievements)
- Odallus (JoyMasher, Single-player, $14.99) (Controller Support, Steam Achievements)
- Luckslinger (Duckbridge, Single-player, $12.99) (Controller Support, Steam Achievements)
- Card Hunter (Blue Manchu, Single & Multi-player, Free to Play) (Steam Achievements)
- Executive Assault (Hesketh Studios, Single & Multi-player, $12.99)
I hate summer. It’s too hot to go out and I can’t play much on my PC, because then it gets even hotter in my flat and I fear my GPU starts to burn.
Thank your version of god for Rocket League, the successor to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Yes, This Title Is Way Too Long, Battle-Cars. I’ve been addicted to it ever since I gave it a shot. Try it out if you have a PS4 and PS+, it’s free after all. So, that’s probably where I’ll spend my weekend gaming time.
What's everyone else playing?
- Andrew J Amideo (@Andoro36): The Golf Club, Rainbow Six: Vegas (for the second time).
- Billy Colley (@Amuntoth): This weekend I'll be relaxing. Playing some Wolf Among Us, as well as hopefully playing some Chaos Gate!
Addendum: Shadow of the Horned Rat! Gonna play the SHIT out of that this weekend!
- Cody Hall (@Yoda0VGs): My gf and I will be enjoying some Mortal Kombat X on the new PS4 as well as more Rocket League!
- Dante: Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm daily quests, TF2 weekly contracts and I hope I finish Fire Emblem this Sunday.
- Greywolfe (@lostwolfe, YouTube): leisure suit larry 5, where we deal with the first lady and then move to the next. kyrandia 1, please send help, i'm in the worst maze, ever. and more hearthstone brawls. this week's one is sort of eh. random decks? it's pretty lame. :(
- John Rausch (@visitzebes): Lost Planet 3?!
- Thomas Ortsik (@Dr_Strangethumb): Rocket League and maybe some Sins of a Solar Empire - Armada 3 mod with the Twinstiq team
- Trisha Baumgartner (twitch): Have to work all weekend but I'm looking at persona for my 3ds, if anyone has some other suggestions please tell me!
- Jimmy Vegas (@JimmyPhantom17): Still working through Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
- Steve: Going to be working most the weekend while trying to find time for leveling in WoW, FFXIV and Trove (if I can defeat the queue boss).
- Blaster Master (NES Virtual Console) (Sunsoft, 1 player, $4.99)
I will be checking these GoG versions out soon, as soon as I can, and I'll be posting my thoughts about those versions here. I'll also be streaming them because everyone should experience my joy when it comes to Warhammer. Are you excited about these releases? Are you curious how they got the rights squared away after all this time? Leave a comment below and let's discuss.
Kotaku Australia got their hands on a supposed EB Games memo, which states that the game will not be fixed until Australian Spring, which is in about 2 months.
“As previously advised, we have stopped sales of Batman: Arkham Knight PC while Warner and Rocksteady work on addressing performance issues with the game. The latest information from Warner is that the updates won’t be available until Spring. Due to this we have made the difficult decision to recall all PC stock from stores to return to the vendor until an acceptable solution is released.”