Tweet of the Day, Screw It, I’m Gonna Go Commit War Crimes For The Gipper edition.

I have my limits. Currently downloading Battle.net so I can download Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War ASAP. And I’m not even good at shooters.

The CYBERPUNK 2077 gameplay trailer.

The current release date for CYBERPUNK 2077 is December 10, supposedly. We’ll see. Personally, I’m wondering how close to Queen of the Girl Scouts I can get my character. You’d assume not very, but my Geralts were all squeaky clean in the Witcher games, so I have some hopes of subverting the genre here, too.

New content coming for STAR WARS: SQUADRONS.

This’ll please my eldest: a new map and ship items for STAR WARS: SQUADRONS drops next week for free. And, next month… the B-Wing and Tie Defender. Also for free, which mildly surprises me. I remember flying a Defender quite well in the old game, and if anything might* have convinced me to authorize household expenditures, it would have been that. But no, EA is giving out free stuff. I wo… no, I shall be nice. Well done, EA. Well done.

Moe Lane

*’Might.’ How droll of me.

Anybody playing CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR yet?

I’m not gonna lie: CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR looks tempting, on a meta-level. I don’t play shooters, you see. But I do kind of want to be sent out by the Gipper to covertly fight Commies in a suitably deniable fashion, so I’m not sure.

I also suspect I should wait a few months until the bugs get shaken out of the game. Which would be smart, because I have books to put to be anyway. But since when do I go for extra smartness?

Folks have any thoughts on this?

So. Baldur’s Gate 3, huh?

Looks… interesting.

Baldur’s Gate 3 is just on Steam on early Access at the moment, though. And I’ve heard some kvetching about it in reviews. Those legit, or is it another case of people liking to hear themselves complain about stuff*? It’s academic, because I don’t have the time to play the two games I have on preorder… but one likes to know these things.

Moe Lane

*Not that I’ve ever done that. Nope. Not me, not now, not ever.

Signups open for Microsoft Flight Simulator VR’s closed beta.

Speaking of the sudden spike in the cost of joysticks, this got announced yesterday: “Developer Asobo has now opened sign-ups for its forthcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator VR closed beta, which is expected to begin toward the end of this month or early November, and will initially be open to those with a Windows Mixed Reality headset.” …Plus a bunch of other restrictions which probably make sense if you’re one of the people who are deep into the world of MFS; from my admittedly outsider’s eye, it more or less translates as “no filthy casuals, please.”

I’m not actually judging; I imagine that this particular segment of the gaming community is in a high level of excitement tempered by worry over the news that they’re getting a VR component. The VATSIM people take this stuff to levels I could not afford to go. I just don’t have the money and I don’t have the time.