July 2, 2022
July 1, 2022
Video games, because the saying goes, occurred. The Digital Leisure Expo has closed for one more 12 months, the conference corridor left in ruins with mounds of charred promotional t-shirts nonetheless smoking. Come residence, Brendan. Come residence, Matt. You finished good. We flip our gaze from the smouldering future again to the current.
What are you enjoying this weekend? Right here’s what we’re clicking on!
I don’t know if I’ll be playing anything this weekend, to be honest, I’m just going to lie on the floor, face down and exhausted. I suppose I’ll probably chip away at Outer Wilds whereas I’m doing that, however will probably be arduous as a result of I gained’t be capable to see the display on account of my nostril being on the pretend wooden ground tiles.
This weekend I’ll be playing Rime. I completed enjoying Hellblade final weekend and oh boy what a journey that was. I beloved it although, positive I used to be completely terrified and anxious and on edge and tense for just about all the recreation, however WHAT A GAME. Rime is a cute little puzzle solver and a lot better for my Sunday night chills.
I moved flat in the middle of E3 week (have I mentioned I moved flat in the middle of E3 week? seems likely I’d mention moving during E3) so I’m currently surrounded by bags and boxes barely containing everything I own. As well as unpacking eating my time, I don’t have Internet hooked up yet so anything I play needs to be offline or accepting of an awful tethered phone connection. Yeah, it’ll end up being games like “Where’s That Cable?” and “Phone Queue Singalong.”
I will not be gaming this weekend because:
1. My PC is once again broken – getting the same bios based issue. I reckon my motherboard’s had it…
2. I’ll be doing boring house-based things as we foolishly try to sell it
I started playing Katana Zero this week, a side-scrolling platformer about swiftly chopping up enemies as a ninja in a narrative that’s taking lots of cues from Hotline Miami. It’s good! I’m very near its ending, I feel, and so will end it this weekend. Perhaps I’ll write a correct evaluation of it subsequent week.
I paid a pound to get a month of Xbox Game Pass for PC this week, and man alive there’s so much great stuff on there! I could be playing anything from Slay the Spire, Surviving Mars, The Messenger, Shenmue I and II, West of Loathing, Valkyria Chronicles, Wandersong, Ruiner, The Stillness of the Wind, Battle Chasers: Nightwar AND The Turing Test. For a pound! Now where’s that box of Xbox swag I was promised…?
Matt too has permission to sleep on planes, trains, buses, and frankly the middle of the high street if the mood strikes him.
I’m playing the free Borderlands 2 DLC that bridges this game to the upcoming sequel. Handily, it lets you jump in with a character boosted to level 30 – my Xbox 360 save file is long since lost to the mists of time. As Matt said in his recent Borderlands 3 preview, it sure is a Borderlands game. But I’ve no problem with that – I like the world and I like pain numbers popping out of bandits.
Well, after being sucked through the giant green portal that is the Xbox Game Pass for PC, my list of playable games has suddenly increased by a good 100 or so entries. Top of the list at the moment is Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The Shogun, which I’ve heard good issues about for years however by no means really tried. I’ve now accomplished the primary mission, and oh man, this takes me proper again to my Commandos 2 days. I’m loving each second.
However you, dearest reader, what are you enjoying?