Once upon a time, i sent Devolver Digital an email saying “hi, i’m an up and coming games journalist and would like to be added to your press list”. They ignored it. I don’t blame them for this, i” just bringing it up because i realize this may be old news to anyone who actually get press releases from Devolver. With that out of the way: Hey switch owners, noew there’s a game other than Zelda and Mario Kart worth playing on your switch. I reviewed Enter the Gungeon ages ago and love the hell out of it and think it;s going to fit in nicely with the switch’s line-up. Not much else to say about this one, but this is swiftly becoming one of those games you’re running out of excuses not to play.
Bleed and it’s sequel two of the best surprises I’ve played since i started reviewing games. They’re both a bit on the short end, but they are both marvelous little games. And luckily for you, if you missed the game when it was regionally released for the Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Indie Games service and don’t have a computer, next month the original game will be coming to both the PS4 and Xbone One. Xbox owners will even get a 20% discount if they pre-order the game. If you’re in the market for a really good action platformer that you can get on the cheap, i can’t recommend Bleed enough.
And if you want to read my review for Bleed 2, you can do that HERE.
Hideo Kojima’s gloriously incomprehensible railing against nuclear proliferation, private military contractors and the military-industrial complex turns 30 today. While many fans are more failure with the “Solid” sub-series/continuation, the franchise got it’s start on the Japanese MSX2 computer 30 years ago today. While i wasn’t the biggest fan of the series’ most recent outing, The Metal Gear franchise still holds a very special place in my heart. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater still places is my list of all time favorite games, and i only ever got into gaming thanks to finding an old Playstation and the first disk of Metal Gear Solid 1 years and years ago.
So happy Birthday Metal Gear! Hopefully Konomi doesn’t completely ruin the franchise over the next 30 years.
There’s this “really funny” joke people like to make regarding Nintendo, maybe you’ve heard it before: “Nintendo just does the same thing over and over”. You see, it’s funny becuase we’re going to ignore the aesthetic and game play shack-ups and focus on the fact that each game uses an established formula in order to make those shake-ups more palpable. Well, here you go you finest of comedians, Nintendo is doing something new. And stupid.
Okay, okay. Before any one jumps down my throat, yes i wish Nintendo would do more in the “originality” department too. Maybe develop some more new IP’s, maybe do something with some of their old ones (cough cough Metroid cough cough). But over all i really do think the idea that Nintendo is simply resting on their laurels is a bit over blown. I also think that public perception is starting to get to Nintendo, which has lead them down a dark and very stupid path.
I mean….just look at this. LOOK AT IT. Mario with a gun? A Cosplaying “Rabbisd” dressed as Peach taking a selfie? This is just, so….so dumb. This is what you get when you force Nintendo to be too creative.
Okay, okay. I’m being a little hyperbolic. Just a bit. Dumb idea’s often make for good games, so it’s kind of unfair to judge too prematurely.
Enter the Gungeon was the second game i reviewed after starting this site, and i freaking loved it. Right until i got super invested in Overwatch i had been using the game as my go to podcasting game. Well, now those of you
made the mistake of decided to buy an Xbox One now get to experience the game for yourself. On top of the base game Xbox players will also get the expanded content from the recent Supply Drop update which added 200 new rooms as well as new bosses, enemies and weapons. That’s not too shabby if you haven’t already played the game.
It would seem that Playtonic had once brought on famed Youtuber and recently self-exposed Xenophobe Jontron for some voice work in their up coming game Yooka-Laylee. That partnership seems to have been ended after JonTron…well…you know….went on a racist rant about how immigrant are evil. While the games odd language and vocal distortions could have made it easy to hard hide the fact Playtonic were working with him, it’s nice to see people taking a stand against this kind of hatred and bigotry. Really the only bad thing about this story was i couldn’t settle on which version of “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” to post, so i had to use both. And that’s a good problem to have.
Hey, look! Some actual gaming news that’s worth talking about. That’s rare. Okay, enough jokes. March 16-19, right after PAX, Lawbreakers will be entering into a closed beta. Ever since i fell in love with Overwatch and heard this was its gory, M-Rated sister i’ve been interested in getting my hands on it. Granted that may not be until the player base dies down to just the overly dedicated and the game becomes inaccessible to new players due to poverty and a lack of free time. But hey, what matters is that i’ll always have overwatch to go back too once i’m inevitably driven off, right? But for those of you with some free time (please leave a comment telling me what that’s like), you can sign up for the open beta HERE . And for those of you with money, email me for my address, i take cash and checks.