Category: WRUP

Kick Drums and Red WRUP

 

"Some people find it with devotion, some with gold and with bourbon
Some like praying to the blue sky, some like putting on a disguise,
But I prefer kick drums and red wine."

Nice and chill Saturday so far for me, but the real question as always is:

What games are we playing this weekend?

Greywolfe:  So, i'm still doing daily quests in bad games.  more magic:  arena, more magic:  duels and more eternal.  although, i've more-or-less been terrible about duels and eternal.  so, who knows?  :P - i played a bit of tome [tales of ma'jeyal] and had my guy die in one of the starter quests, so i guess the lesson i'm supposed to learn is "don't go into crypts unless you're over-leveled."  i'm also about midway through banjo kazooie, which continues to be a wonderful game [wonky camera and awkward swimming sections notwithstanding.] - i'm so glad i tried it out a few years ago.

Andrew: Still rocking the Neo-Geo titles. Maybe some Dead or Alive 5 as well.

Yoda0vgs: On the last Mission (after not doing most side quests in the full game) of Blood and Wine, then finally some Hellblade and Styx!

Scroo: I've been doing some tying of loose ends in God of War before I finish the story and man, that's been such a good title. Surprisingly complex. Still enjoying Vermintide 2, especially since loads and loads of fixes and tweaks in the last patch have improved performance and balance. And I plan on fitting in as much Battletech as possible

Trulegendkiller: Being a fucking pimp (according to cody)

Dr. Strangethumb: "Not at home and forgot to do the wrup." 

Sunday WRUP

Because life is strange.

Anyway, what is/has everyone (been) playing over the weekend?

Thomas: Played some Fable Fortune (the CCG). Shame the playerbase is almost gone at this point. Really solid CCG otherwise.

Scroo: Hopefully more Vermintide and God of War. I'm also planning on picking up Battletech cos I'm a sucker for XCom style mech combat. And it'll be late by the time this gets posted but, Friday I'm doing some chalk art for the local Butterfly Festival.

Cody: Still going through Blood and Wine. Hoping to start Styx this weekend if I got some free time

Tru: Well playing more God if War (hoping for a new game plus soon) but I just picked up the expansion for Horizon Zero Dawn so I'm going to start a new game plus of that then move onto the expansion

AJ: Star Wars: Episode I Racer and more ACA Neo-Geo stuff.

Greywolfe: daily quest things. but also OH MY GOD A REAL GAME. yeah. i've beat it before. but eh. i don't care. i'm replaying banjo kazooie.

 

WRUP Sucks, Let’s Party!

It's Unbelievable! It's unlikely you'll survive Infinity War Spoilers this weekend. So go watch that war move, then listen to punk music about war being bad, and go back to gaming. 

What games are we playing this weekend?

Greywolfe: what is wrup?  baby don't hurt me.  don't hurt me.  no more.  and all that.  i am basically daily questing my life away:  magic:  arena [which has had an economy update.  it's weird] and magic duels [which lives to fight another week] and eternal.  i was playing torment:  tides of numenera, but i've been awful and haven't touched that in a week or so.  i know.  i'm not playing real games.  i understand.  lol.

Andrew: Arcade Archives, all weekend long! I've just discovered that the revamped AA (Neo Geo) titles, as well as the three available Nintendo ones (Mario Bros, Punch-Out, and Vs Super Mario Bros), are every bit as fun as any of the old-school titles available on 3DS or Wii U. Also, while many of the Virtual Console games for some reason look unappealingly darker and less colorful than their original versions, the AA ones are crisp, beautiful, and picture-perfect. In addition, they are the arcade versions, meaning that they are graphically superior anyway and, in some cases, even more fun to play. Now I kind of want to see all the Virtual Console games to come to the Switch via Arcade Archives. One can always hope, right?

Yoda0vgs: Gnna try to crank out a lot of Blood and Wine then move on to Styx

Scroo: The usual for me mostly: Vermintide 2 and God of War. That is if I can take a take a day off to play games. I've been so slammed with work it's hard to have time to play anything for any measurable time.

Trulegendkiller: Hating on wool carpets. Why make something so soft anyway?

Dr. Strangethumb: Wondering why Tru is so down on wool carpets. They feel good under the feet of a god...

Statistical wrupup

So apparently Sea of Thieves is Microsofts most successful new IP this generation. Great job Microsoft, buuuut....

A: Thanks to Play Anywhere, you probably have some PC players mixed in those numbers
B: and although you had Play Anywhere previously, no new IP supported it at launch until SoT
C: which also leads me to remind everyone, that there weren't a lot of new Microsoft IP releases on Xbox for a while, or this generation in general. There was Quantum Break, ReCore and Sunset Overdrive. That's pretty much it.

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Wrup are video games again?

I had another awful week, so I have zero knowledge of what happened in gaming. How about you guys tell me in the comments instead?

Seriously, all I gathered was Drake streaming something on Twitch. Good for him, I guess. And Twitch. And whatever game he played.

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Austria is a fucking nazi country…wrup

That whole violent video game debate, oh boy... but how about something even more disturbing?

We have a political party in our government which (in the best case scenario/this is just the stuff that was recently documented) has professional politicians in its ranks that wish for Adolf Hitler to return, who are part of fraternities that sing old Nazi songs, who've been pictured doing the Hitler Salute (unironically). And now a heavily armed police force under the command of a member of said party raided our Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and apparently seized documents concerning right wing extremism including a full list of informants, possibly even stuff shared by foreign agencies.

If you don't know shit about austria: We are a wealthy western democracy, sandwiched between Germany and Italy. Our biggest cultural exports: Mozart, Hitler and Red Bull (which btw. is owned by Didi Mateschitz, who is also a strong supporter of the far right, keep that in mind next time you'll buy a Red Bull). We've been bombed to hell already. We've still have concentration camps in the country to remind us of what has happened here. One would think we would have learned the lesson.

Never underestimate the threat of fascism.

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