Hrm. I should inquire if anybody on the PA League circuit wants to be a sponsored racer for the new book. I dunno if I actually sold any copies of TALES FROM THE FERMI RESOLUTION, last time, but it was remarkably cool to be a sponsor and the money all went to Child’s Play anyway.
Not gonna lie: a Robocop FPS might spark my interest. ROBOCOP: ROGUE CITY is at least two years away, though. And it may, in point of fact, suck. Also, isn’t Detroit worse now than it was in the movies?
This should please the other members of my family.
Yeah, I know: the first ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD is a great game. So stipulated. But I find it hard enough to play games on the PC. Making time for Switch games just ain’t seeming to happen. Anyway: out next year!
This is… this is perfect. It is a beautifully self-aware deconstruction of the typical AAA videogame teaser release, despite the fact that it came out under the imprimatur of Xbox; and it utterly fits the heavily satirical worldview of the first OUTER WORLDS, despite the fact (again) that Obsidian got acquired by Microsoft. This trailer has managed to somehow make me excited for the sequel despite the fact (one last time) it told me it was aiming to do just that, with a cynicism so pure, so clean, that I am refreshed.
Whoever came up with this trailer deserves a raise. And free wings on Friday night.
It was nice hearing about the new Bethesda RPG, but the stuff I want to know about mostly involve DLC. I’d like updates on Cyberpunk 2077 and Outriders, and maybe some clarity about Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2. I’m not getting any of that this week.
And, God help me, I don’t want to know about new Mass Effect or Dragon Age titles. Not until Bioware gets its head on a swivel. After a certain point, you’re just enabling its bad behavior; and I think we reached that point a while back… what? Yes, I bought the remaster. It doesn’t make me wrong, just slightly weak.
It’s the year anniversary of the Penny Arcade racing league! In honor of it, I’m giving out Audible codes for FROZEN DREAMS to the podium winners. Should be fun: check it out! The various festivities start around 10:30 AM or so.
For those that don’t remember, GREEDFALL is this French game set in a 17th-18th century analogue, complete with black powder weapons, magic, and a lot of unsubtle references to colonialism. It redeems itself on that last point by being scrupulous about giving all of the factions you encounter suitable hang-ups and keeping everybody off the moral high ground, up to and including the various native tribes. Basically, everybody except you is a bit of an ass, which appeals to me, because it just means I have to clean everything up now. That’s my favored play style.