The ‘Are my kids old enough to watch it?’ THE CUPHEAD SHOW Netflix trailer.

There’s nothing immediately gory or lascivious about THE CUPHEAD SHOW trailer, which is a point in its favor when figuring out whether to let my kids watch it.

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Microsoft to buy Blizzard.

The timing is impeccable: “Microsoft Gaming will acquire Activision Blizzard — the embattled video game publisher behind such hit franchises as Call of Duty, Warcraft, Overwatch and Candy Crush — in a $68.7 billion deal, the company said in a blog post Tuesday. The proposed price would make Activision Blizzard the largest acquisition in Microsoft’s history, even as Activision Blizzard grapples with multiple lawsuits and claims of a toxic work environment.”

…Damned if I know why they’re doing it, aside of course from the fact that even a company as messed up as Blizzard is still a gateway into what is inexplicably (to me*, at least) being called the ‘metaverse’ now. There’s money in them thair pixels, and Microsoft likes money. Which has somehow become one of the less annoying corporate attitudes out there. At least they’re not yelling at me all the time…

Moe Lane

*I get that it’s probably a READY PLAYER ONE reference. Not gonna lie; I didn’t bother watching the movie. I’m already, you know, kind of in this Metaverse thing? Why would I watch something that’s just showing a more narratively coherent version of my normal operating environment?

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Rumors of new CYBERPUNK 2077 update/patch circulate.

About blipping time:

It looks like a big update could be coming to Cyberpunk 2077 in the very near future. Fans on the Cyberpunk subreddit noticed that the build for Cyberpunk 2077 has been updated on SteamDB for the first time since October. Forbes seems to believe that the move could indicate CD Projekt Red is preparing for the game’s next big patch. Back in November, the developer revealed that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game would be launching “alongside another major update for all platforms” in the first quarter of 2022. Given that, it certainly seems like both of these could be released sometime in the near future!

Earlier this month, rumors began to circulate about a February 2022 launch window for Cyberpunk 2077’s next update, alongside the next-gen versions. A developer for CD Projekt Red claimed that the leak “does not add up,” but the release window still seems like a definite possibility.

Y’all know my opinion on how they should have prioritized CYBERPUNK 2077. I won’t rehash those opinions. Update the dang game, already. I’m happy to pay for more content, too. Just… get on with it.

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A: Because Cyberpunk 2077 was a very fun game that worked fine on PCs.

The question was, How did the Cyberpunk 2077 dumpster fire become one of 2021’s most played games? I think I summed it up fine in my title, but to expand a little: if you bought the game for consoles, then yes, Cyberpunk 2077 was a dumpster fire. If this happened to you and you’re a regular or even casual reader here, then my sympathy comes without reservation: if you are not, well… I still have sympathy. I also want to have some DLC come out for the PC version of the game, and it’s been delayed at least in part because they’ve been trying to make it work all right on a next-gen platform that very few people can goram buy.

So, yeah, it’s hardly surprising that sales rebounded when they finally got it working all right on XBox/PS4, and fine-tuned it on Steam. Cyberpunk 2077 is hella fun. I figure I’ll check out what mods are good after the DLC comes out…

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Quote of the Day, Things That Make You Go, ‘…Crap.’ edition.

Do not want: “One of the company’s newest hopefuls in the arena is Mass Effect. Amazon Studios is nearing a deal to develop a series based on the best-selling sci-fi video game franchise from Electronic Arts.” …God help us all. I’ve always smugly watched other people’s favorite video game franchises crash and burn when they’re brought to the big screen; but I never thought it would happen to me. Clearly, this is a judgement upon my sins.

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Moe Lane

PS: Yes, Bioware is dead to me, too. It still pains me to see this.

Shockingly, CYBERPUNK 2077 updates/DLC now delayed to 2022.

This is not actually shocking: “Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red announced last week that its Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions of the game had been delayed until 2022. On Thursday, the developer updated its development roadmap — first published in January — with a more detailed look at the delay, showing there are no more expected updates for 2021.” It’s almost November, after all. If they weren’t going to have big DLC for the game out by now, they weren’t going to be able to manage it by the end of the year.

And, honestly? That’s not bugging me. I played the game, I beat the game, and I can always play it again when they get around to giving me the DLC. Or if the modding community takes off. Modding is why I still play Fallout 4, after all. And if it doesn’t happen… meh. I got my money’s worth already.

Moe Lane

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Two thousand, eight hundred, ninety-nine and eight-tenths hours.

2,899.8 hours. That is my current runtime on Fallout 4, according to Steam. And apparently I did not know before today that you can get power cables inside your buildings by putting a power conduit on a floor mat, connecting it to an another conduit, and then move the mat inside.

…2,899.8 HOURS!