As always, this is an April Fools Day-free zone.

I mean, do practical jokes in the comments, or something. I don’t care about that. I don’t even mind the holiday itself, but this is as about excitement as I want out of this particular holiday.

Move CYBERPUNK 2077 to your SSDs.

If you don’t have a SSD… well. That day is finally here, apparently:

The day of the HDD is ending, at least for gaming. I’d call it bloat, but it’s the way of the world. You can only spin things so fast. The good news is, the You Have Got To Be Kidding Me price point is somewhere around 4 TB these days: 2 TB drives are fairly reasonable. Now’s your time to upgrade!


Quote of the Day, The Reason Isn’t Always Flattering edition.

This was in regard to a question as to why some content in Cyberpunk 2077 was cut: “”Unused content is unused for a reason,” [Cyberpunk 2077 quest director Pawel] Sasko says.” Which is true enough. However, sometimes the reason is, Because we were already over budget, or We needed three more weeks that we didn’t have, or even We just weren’t good enough to figure out how to make it all work. Anybody who’s played KOTOR 2 or Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines knows that sometimes the spirit is willing, but the studio might be… under constraints.

The CYBERPUNK 2077: PHANTOM LIBERTY gameplay trailer.

Idris Elba! And a proper V (which is to say, female). But we all know that I always play the Queen of the Girl Scouts*. Anyway, this looks entertainingly horrible…

*Which in CYBERPUNK 2077 translates to, If you’re still alive after the combat, I’m going to read the shards to determine whether your gang killed innocents. If you did, well, two pistol rounds in the head is a kind of justice, really.

Hey, Cyberpunk 2077 did its update. No, I’m not linking to the site…

…that told me. You know why? Because if you’re going to assign a story on the Cyberpunk 2077 1.5 patch, you probably shouldn’t pick a writer who refused to play C2077 when it came out, and still won’t do it now. I mean, seriously, what the Hell? I don’t give a tinker’s damn how some random techsite wordgrinder feels about the game. Articles kvetching about How Game X Sucks is already a buyer’s market: if I’m gonna link to one, it’s gotta give me more value-added than I still hate how they released this game. That and three bucks…

…hold on, sorry, four bucks. Inflation, don’t you know…

…that and four bucks will get you a latte. Social media ain’t a charity, folks. You gotta deliver the deliverables.

Moe Lane

PS: The update is 43 gigs, by the way. I really should go look at the changelog.


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.


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…