And so it began, the season of despair. The season of broken piggy banks and neglected relationships. The season of AAA video game releases. Destiny 2 came, stayed and comes again in 2 weeks when the PC version releases and I finally get my hands on it. The EA Sports shit is out, Xbox finally had 2 releases with Forza 7 and Cuphead. Fine, Cuphead isn’t exactly AAA – fine, it isn’t at all, but hey, at least an Xbox exclusive that isn’t a racing game, and speaking of indies: this week has seen the gates of indie-halla open on the Switch with Golf Story and Ports of Oxenfree, Stardew Valley, Volgarr, Axiom Verge and more. Sounds great so far, but brace yourselves, because it only just begun. Read more
Took them long enough, but WB Games is finally in damage control mode. At the same time a shitstorm is hitting Austrian politics, because our social democratic party hired a PR guy who then created false-flag racist and anti-semitic FB pages. How the fuck are we still a thing? How did the human species survive all this time? Maybe Kim and Trump should hurry up some more and end our reign over this planet, because the level of incompetence we show each and every day is just too much for me.
Oi! Warner Bros.! Eat shit! Seriously, give me a day or two and I’ll prepare a nice, warm, slightly chunky but mostly creamy cup of diarrhea soup for your business executives. Yes, it’s about Shadow of War again. But also about Humble. Read more
Ok, so I’ve only managed to sleep an average of 4 hours/night this week and of course on the day my parents come to visit, I suddenly get a sleep overdose with almost 13 hours… Read more
Well Destiny 2 is out. Yoda streamed some of the beta pretty recently and it looks like it's much better than it's preceding title. Of course there's microtransaction controversy which is a plague for full priced AAA titles that's not likely to go away any time soon. I don't have it, not sure I will have it but if you're playing it let us know how it is. If you're not playing that then what are you playing?
Dr. S: won't be around this weekend, so probably some Mario & Rabbids on the Switch
Greywolfe: exploring all the stories of stories. plus, some more dream daddy - starting out on the first couple of routes from my list. larry 6 is...going. it's larry and it's terrible and i wish my eyes didn't bleed every time i played it. and, finally, more kyrandia 2. the plot twist is slowly arriving. :)
Andrew: China Warrior! (And also those games I said I was going to play last weekend but never got a chance to.)
Scrooloose: Well I finished Dawn of War III and I'm still working in Prey slowly. I also installed and started Bayonetta and I can imagine I'll enjoy it's ridiculousness quite a lot. Platinum sure knows how to make an action game.
Yoda: Gonna clock in some Rocksmith and see if I can get through a round of XCom2 without people dying lol I've also been really liking Paragon, and I may have to do a write up on it soon
Gaming wise, this has been a really good week again, like so many this year. XCOM 2 got a great add-on, the new Rock of Ages is really fun, we got a new Yakuza, Absolver seems to be fun if you can get into it and there is so much more. But life is not just gaming and while 2017 is a great year for the thing we like to talk about here, it certainly isn’t for much else.
So it's bad guy against bad guy in the most anticipated fight in a long, long time tonight. In the past weeks tons of controversy has been stirred up from McGregor's pinstripe suit and alleged racist remarks to Mayweather's domestic violence charges, to the Nevada Sate Athletic Comisson making a special allowance for the fighters to use 8oz gloves instead of the regulation 10oz for the weight class. Regardless of how anyone feels about these guys one thing is for sure, they're both the best of the best in their respective fields. So I figure as long as the bout isn't over in a single round this will be a hell of a fight and one that I'm very much hoping to see for myself.
But hey, aside from maybe spending $100 on a televised cross-discipline boxing match what's everyone playing this weekend?
Greywolfe: all new stuff! larry 6! [urgh] stories! [interesting!] kyrandia 2! [i'm pretty nervous about starting this up.] and dream daddy! [it's had about a month and they've ironed out one or two problems, so i want to go back in and try for as many runs as i think i can stand, getting different endings.]
Yoda: Gonna be picking up Xcom2 but I prolly be able to,play until next weekend due to the sheer amount of Busy I will be at ChicoCon
Andrew: Back to GOG - still reacquainting myself with some neglected classics. (And maybe playing some Sonic Mania on the side.)
Scroo: After finishing Hellblade, I've started Prey and it has sort of sucked me into it's twist filled story. I've yet to see any of the additions to No Man's Sky: Atlas Rises aside from graphical improvements to lighting and texture maps. I'm hoping to see more soon, maybe even start a new game in creative mode or something to see what's to be had. Other than that it'll just be the usual Vermintide runs and whatever else I can fit in. I might pick up Dawn of War 3 since Steam gave me a 50% off coupon... who knows?
Oh shit, it’s already Saturday… So here’s the WRUP
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Anyway, WRUP TIME!
It's all in this super cryptic title....
Anyway, what is everyone playing over the weekend?
Thomas: Got myself a copy of Final Fantasy 12 HD so I might give that a go. Or some Splatoon 2, because the Switch is a less effective heat dispenser compared to my PC or PS4 Pro. That said, the Switch Tablet does get extremely hot while playing Splatoon 2 docked, more so than during Zelda or any other Title I've played on it so far.
Wolfe: final fantasy v: four job fiesta continues. mainly, i'm just doing grinding. it turns out that the first part of the game is the only part where you can get elemental staves. after that, they're gone forever and so far, my party has no real way of inflicting electricity/electrical damage. so...i guess i have to get a ton of those. i'm getting back into quest for glory 3. this week has been stat bumping week with a little bit of story glued to the tail end, but the story IS moving again. as for child of light, it sort of looks like it's winding down. i've already had one "near-ending" where the game looked like it was over, so i feel like we're close.
AJ: Reacquainting myself with GOG. I see they've gotten some interesting new stuff in the past 2 or 3 months.
Scroo: I think just the usual for me. I haven't had a lot of time in The Surge this week sadly, so I'm hoping to remedy that and get a video or two up on the LP channel. Of course more Vermintide and maybe a few more rounds of Rocket League as well -- which still has an egregious problem with leavers that still goes 100% unpunished. That's why I stopped playing to begin with so far back now, but as long as I have friends that want to party up on matches I'll be down. You know, there's even a microtransaction system now with crates that drop during online wins. They can contain everything from special wheels and cars to rocket trails and skins and in lots of ways that's cool because there's all this new stuff but the other side of coin is that they can only be 'opened' by buying a key. I feel like I should write about this actually instead of putting it all here...
Cody: Gonna see how much Rocksmith my arm can take in between DMC and Rocketleague and Watching the Dota 2 International