We’re back after two weeks! Kaz has come back from a con in Atlanta, got herself a new rig, and has caught up with her old self in Skyrim. William has finished Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, but still finds time to disparage Kirby. Kyle has found an amazing game in Celeste and a dissapointing game in The Evil Within 2. In our news section, we cover the Spyro trilogy remaster, talk about God of War’s new reviews, Minit, the Megaman X Legacy Collections, and Nikki Minaj(!). We also talk a bit about the shutting down of Steam Spy, the success of GTAV, and the conclusion to the relationship between Twin Galaxies and Billy Mitchell. Finishing up, we take a look at sad games; some that we liked, and the mechanics and methods used to enhance them. Come pause with us!
Upcoming Games, Recent Stuff, and Rumors
- SPYROSPYROSPYROSPYROsPyYyRooospyroSPYROSPYROSPYROSPYRO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j9o1OptMS8
- God of War reviews are live today, and man. People LOVE this game. https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/8bo8b5/god_of_war_review_thread/
- Minit also came out this past week, and is also getting very good reviews.
- Capcom finally announced the Megaman X Legacy collections. There’s gonna be two of them, AKA good version (1-4) and bad version (5-8). $20 each, out July 24th. https://www.destructoid.com/-update-capcom-confirms-our-suspicions-the-mega-man-x-legacy-collection-will-be-two-packs-498041.phtml
- Nikki Minaj has a new single called Chun Li. It’s actually not bad, if you’re into that sort of thing. https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/983775217460768768
Steam Spy is shutting down thanks to privacy changes from Valve.
Profiles now have libraries hidden by default, so we all lose a valuable tool. Too bad.
GTAV has made an estimated $6 billion, which makes it the most successful media property of all time.
Just…. wow. Think this changes how we think about/develop games and IP, or is it just a crazy outlier? https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-violent-videogame-has-made-more-money-than-any-movie-ever-2018-04-06
Billy Mitchell has finally had all of his high score records purged from Twin Galaxies.
Not that he’s relevant anymore. https://www.twingalaxies.com/feed_details.php/1047/billy-mitchells-donkey-kong-and-all-other-records-removed/4