June Releases

On to this month’s releases:

Microsoft Xbox One

Week of June 5th

Week of June 19th

Week of June 26th


Nintendo Switch

Week of June 12th


Nintendo 3DS

Week of June 5th

Week of June 19th

Week of June 26th


PC

Week of June 5th
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
Crimson Earth
DiRT 4

Week of June 12th
MotoGP17
Castle of Shikigami
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV STEAM EDITION

Week of June 19th
Nex Machina

Week of June 26th
The Golf Club 2


Sony Playstation 4

Week of June 5th

Week of June 12th

Week of June 19th

Week of June 26th


Sony Playstation Vita

Week of June 5th

Week of June 19th

Week of June 26th


What are you picking up this month?

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May Releases

For whatever reason, the month of May in the year of our Lord 2017 is a great time to own a Playstation Vita. This month brings the most releases I’ve seen for that platform in a very long time. This month is also great if you’re a fighting game fan. May brings a few Triple-A titles to consoles, including Prey and Tekken and the venerable Fire Emblem. Oh, and Serious Metal Detecting comes out. Serious.

On to this month’s releases:

Microsoft Xbox One

Week of May 1st

Week of May 15th

Week of May 29th


Nintendo Switch

Week of May 8th

Week of May 29th


Nintendo 3DS

Week of May 15th


PC

Week of May 1st
Serious Metal Detecting
PreySuper Rude Bear Resurrection
Shio
TumbleSeed

Week of May 8th
OVIVO
The Low RoadSTRAFE

Week of May 15th
Bokida – Heartfelt Reunion
Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy
ROKH

Week of May 29th
TEKKEN 7
The Artifact
MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame


Sony Playstation 4

Week of May 1st

Week of May 8th
Week of May 15th

Week of May 22nd

Week of May 29th


Sony Playstation Vita

Week of May 15th

Week of May 22nd

Week of May 29th


What are you picking up this month?

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April Releases

There aren’t many marque titles on offer this month (unless you’re looking forward to Persona 5) but there are some really interesting games hitting on the PC this month. My transition from Console Fanboy to PC Master Race happened so gradually I didn’t even notice, but this month really brought into stark relief the difference between the two. From the old-school remake of Planescape: Torment to the very profesional looking FMV game Late Shift, there really is something for everyone. Maybe even you!

On to this month’s releases:

Microsoft Xbox One

Week of April 3rd

Week of April 10th

Week of April 17th

Week of April 24th


Nintendo Switch

Week of April 3rd

Week of April 24th


Nintendo Wii-U

Week of April 3rd


Nintendo 3DS

Week of April 17th


PC

Week of April 3rd
1166
Antihero
Domina
Roots of Insanity
Feral Fury
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition
BULLET SOUL
Edengrad – This is the most Metal trailer I’ve ever seen. It’s also rather violent.

Week of April 10th
Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
The Sexy Brutale
Cosmic Star Heroine
Yooka-Laylee
Asura

Week of April 17th
Everything
The Low Road
Flinthook
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
Late Shift

Week of April 24th
Little Nightmares
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Outlast 2
Pinstripe
DRAGON QUEST HEROES II


Sony Playstation 4

Week of April 3rd

Week of April 10th

Week of April 17th

Week of April 24th


Sony Playstation Vita

Week of April 24th


What are you picking up this month?

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Weekend Gaming


NieR is a weird game. That’s not a very hot take, I’m just being honest. I went into NieR:Automata knowing next to nothing about the NieR universe (other than I read you could fish in a previous iteration of the series and that the fishing was surprisingly fun). I’ve logged almost four hours in the game so far and, still being honest here, I have no idea what’s going on. I’m 2B, my friend(?)/partner(??) is 9S and I’m pretty sure we’re androids. There are these little floating drones that follow us around and shoot at things and occasionally serve as an assist when I make an ill-advised jump from somewhere high. I think the earth was overrun by machines at some point and almost all the humans live on the moon now (I think? I haven’t talked to many humans yet.)

I’ve been down to earth a couple times, fought a crane robot bad guy that would make the Constructicons proud and then a little while later this happened:

Japan, amiright?

Anyway, now I am working my way through an amusement park, populated by machines in clownsuits and robots that shoot balloons from their hands. I couldn’t be more confused and I think I really like it. If you want to read about reviews of other products visit top9rated.

So it’s a NieR weekend for me. I might squeeze in a Duelyst match or two and possibly some Dota, but I think NieR gets the lion’s share of my time.

What are you playing?

Weekend Gaming – Europa Univeralis IV

Europa Universails IV continues to morph into quite the juggernaut. First released in 2013, EU4 now hosts additional content which includes nine expansion packs (with #10, ‘Mandate of Heaven’, set to be released in two weeks) and a bevy, a hoard, a throng, a cacophony of cosmetic and music DLCs.

Want a good jolt? Go to the game’s Steam page and see how much all this crap costs. Here – I’ll link it for you. Europa Universalis IV.

Luckily. Thankfully. Paradox titles often go on sale. And given the base game’s age, these discounts are often steep and attractive. And not just on Steam, either. The Humble Bundle Store often hosts developer discounts – of which I recently (like, last weekend) bought the remaining EU4 expansions that had not already owned… and played.

The tenth expansion for Europa Unviersalis IV

Indeed. I’ve been stewing on EU4 for a while. Turning it down outright during sales and other opportunities to buy at discounted price. As shocking as the summation monetary figure is in the steam link above, price was and has never really been an impediment for picking up Paradox titles – although sales are definitely a huge motivating factor, of course.

No. The timing just never felt right for me to take the Europa plunge (And, to an extent, the timing never felt right for most games this past winter season). But, I’ve crawled out of the hole. I’m feeling increasingly rejuvenated and interested in playing video games again — not just playing, but also learning how to play. What better way to experience both at the same time than with EU4?

Yes. I feel like I’ve come full circle. I feel like my hero’s journey has brought me home. It feels great to be up to my friggin eyeballs in a Paradox game. Where once all the EU4 expansions and content scared me off, I now embrace it tightly, smooshing my face in and motorboating the game’s generous offerings.

What are you motorboating this weekend?

March Releases

The Nintendo Switch makes its first appearance on the Monthly Release list, which means the Wii-U will be dropping off shortly. Let’s all have a moment of silence for the Wii-U… Are you picking up a Switch?

I didn’t realize it until I started working on this month’s list, but March is full of some seriously good games — there is Mass Effect Andromeda (obvs), NieR: Automata, a new Ghost Recon and Ron Gilbert’s new game, Thimbleweed Park (which I backed on Kickstarter and am now really excited about). It’s a great month for gaming! On to this month’s releases:

Microsoft Xbox One

Week of March 6th

Week of March 13th

Week of March 20th

Week of March 27th


Nintendo Switch

Week of March 13th


Nintendo Wii-U

No new releaseases.


Nintendo 3DS

Week of March 20th


PC

Week of March 6th
The Keep
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey
ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3
Danmaku Unlimited 3
Ghost Blade HD

Week of March 13th
NieR: Automata
Snowflake’s Chance
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Styx: Shards of Darkness
Dead Rising 4

Week of March 20th
Troll and I
Castle Explorer
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

Week of March 27th
Thimbleweed Park
Beat Cop
STRAFE


Sony Playstation 4

Week of March 6th

Week of March 13th

Week of March 20th

Week of March 27th


Sony Playstation Vita

Week of March 20th

Week of March 27th


What are you picking up this month?
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In My Weekend Gaming Hands

Earlier this week I recently celebrated the greatest day in recent human history, the day the earth received my blessed presence and it’s never been the same since. This year I decided to splurge on myself and picked up an Xbox One Elite Controller. I’ve been dabbling more on the Xbox One lately and the cheap Xbox 360 knock-off could use an upgrade. So I traded in my VW Jetta for a Porsche Boxster. I always like to let my gamers know that there is gaming mouses for big hands for those who feel they can´t control there mouse while playing.

So this weekend, I’m going to delve into gaming in the Microsoft Ecosphere. I’m going to figure out how to get the most out of the Xbox One, Surface Pro 4, Elite Controller and Steam.

What are you playing this weekend?

February Releases

On to this month’s releases:

Microsoft Xbox One

Week of February 14th

Week of February 21st

Week of February 28th


Nintendo Wii U

No new releases this month.


Nintendo 3DS

Week of February 7th

Week of February 28th


PC

Week of February 7th
Leaving Lyndow
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
WWE 2K17
8-Bit Armies: Arena

Week of February 14th
Sniper Elite 4
Dropzone

Week of February 21st
911 Operator
Shadows of Adam

Week of February 28th
Tiny Thor
DESYNC


Sony Playstation 4

Week of February 7th

Week of February 14th

Week of February 21st

Week of February 28th


Sony Playstation Vita

No releases this month.


What are you picking up this month?
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Weekend Gaming — Now What?

So the first game of 2017 is in the bag for me. I finished up Resident Evil 7 last night and have a weekend now ahead of me with the gaming possibilities wide open.

Resident Evil 7 was a very fine game, and hopefully there will be a few posts coming out in the next week or so with some of our thoughts, but I will say that in ended on the anticlimatic side. But that’s not to take away anything from the game that had me on edge for pretty much the entire ride. A+, recommended, would buy from seller again.

But now it’s the weekend and I want to know what’s on your gaming plates. I’ll probably head back to Thedas and pick up where I left things off in Dragon Age before I started playing RE7. I also dabbled a bit this past week with The Xbox One and The Division. I may head back to The Division to get a little more of that bio-terrorism kick I was feeling with RE7.

Or it might be something new out of the Steam library. There’s gold in them thar hills.

What will you be playing?

In My Digital Hands

I didn’t get in on the ground floor with the Resident Evil series. My first foray into the series was the RE remake on the Gamecube but I never finished it. When Resident Evil 4 hit, however, I was instantly hooked and RE4 kinda became “my thingaround these parts. I have played through RE4 more times than I can remember on more than one system. The Mercenaries (in RE4) is easily the greatest minigame ever and I will snap your neck H.U.N.K.-style if you say otherwise.

I ran through Resident Evil 5 co-op with my bro-in-law. That was a fine game and all but it didn’t capture the RE4 magic. I skipped Resident Evil 6 altogether (although it’s patiently waiting in my Steam Library for whenever I feel like loading it up). Early buzz has been positive for Resident Evil 7. I am ready.

I am also going to try my hand at this streaming thing. Nick (aka Subotonic on Twitch) has had the Twitch game going for a little while now, but it’s my turn to give it a go. I’ll be doing some late-night RE7 streaming, starting tonight hopefully. If you want to follow along with my antics, throw me a follow on Twitch and turn notifications on. Then tune in and watch me get skurred from all the scary bad guys!