Hello everyone! Hope you’re well. I’m not. I’ve been trying to shake a cold off for what feels like about a month now, and it’s not going away. Hello autumn, I guess.
Still, that hasn’t stopped me from putting a bunch of stuff out for you to enjoy! Next week we’ll be kicking off a brand new Cover Game feature for your enjoyment, so please look forward to that — and in the meantime there’s plenty of other stuff to check out.
So without further ado let’s see what you might have missed in the last week!
The Secrets We Keep: A Modern Love Story – This is an interesting-looking in-development Boys’ Love (BL) story starring an autistic single father lead. It’s shaping up to be a fascinating tale, if the demo I explored is anything to go by!
Senran Kagura Peach Ball: Bump ‘n’ Bounce – We wrap up our time with Senran Kagura for now — at least until 7even decides to show its face — with its latest release, video pinball title Peach Ball.
Warriors Wednesday: Wei Warriors vs Orochi – Warriors Orochi #59 – It’s the final battle (apart from the actual finale next week!) The Wei Warriors finally take the fight to Orochi in an attempt to prove their worth once and for all.
Waifu Wednesday: Miyabi – To close out the Senran Kagura feature, here’s an in-depth look at “new Hebijo” leader Miyabi, and how her character explores matters of sexuality, gender identity and vengeance.
Yodanji: Stabby Weasels and Licky Umbrellas – A roguelike inspired by Japanese mythology? Sounds good to me. And it is!
Final Fantasy Marathon: I Love Having Legs – Final Fantasy 1 #15 – Freshly minted as their upgraded classes, the Warriors of Light take to the northern continents of the world to continue their investigation into the Four Fiends.
Minotaur Arcade Vol. 1: Minter Classics Return – Jeff Minter is back once again! This time he’s brought some of his mobile classics bang up to date with VR support and some absolutely delightful use of cultural references. If you have a PSVR and a mighty 50MB to spare, this is well worth your time.
Atari A to Z
This week we’ve got train-chasing helicopters and deadly trees, thugs that want nothing more to kill you less than five minutes after your adventure has got underway, and… well, we’ve got Asteroids. Again.
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Cool Stuff By People Who Aren’t Me
First up, Patreon goodness! Right now, I’m supporting chaotic “old men (and Octav1us Kitten, who I also support) attempt to talk about games, usually fail” collective Digitiser 2000, the ever-grumpy (and always hilarious) Cheap Show Podcast, the wonderfully supportive Normal Happenings, independent games writing collective The Well-Red Mage and fountain of retro computer gaming knowledge Rob “Hellfire64” Caporetto, all of whom you can find out a bit more about by clicking through to their profiles.
Here’s a selection of YouTube and podcast goodness from several of this lot:
And onward, dear friends, into the vibrant waters of the WordPress Reader, from which I will pluck some of the posts that caught my eye this week! (WordPress has been “helpfully” unfollowing a bunch of blogs without me realising recently, so if you haven’t seen me around much recently, do please give me a poke so I can re-follow if necessary!)
Wishlist wonders: games I’m looking forward to (Later Levels) – Kim’s been looking forward to some of the things to come later in the year. What has you most hyped for the rest of 2019?
Gloomhaven on PC (GeekOut UK) – terraphi takes a look at the computer adaptation of Gloomhaven, a highly ambitious tabletop game that combines elements of dungeon crawling, cooperative strategy gaming and “legacy” games with permanent changes as the campaign progresses.
Destiny 2: New Light (Impressions) (The Late Night Session) – The Night Owl takes a look at Destiny 2’s new free-to-play incarnation from the perspective of someone new to the game. And with Bungie splitting from Activision Blizzard, now you can try it out without guilt after the recent… happenings!
Running, Jumping and Swimming – The Joys of Movement in Link’s Awakening (Adventure Rules) – Robert Ian Shepard brings us a look at one of the most appealing things about Link’s Awakening and its recent Switch remake: the variety of ways in which you can move around the game world.
Top 5 Reasons I Like the Anime Community (I drink and watch anime) – And let’s end on a bit of positivity from Irina, shall we? I think we all need it!
All right, that’s it. I’m off to bed; my day at the day job starts starting an hour earlier from tomorrow so that’s fun. Although that does also mean I get home earlier, which means more time for games and writing.
Anyway. As always, thank you so much for reading, watching and supporting my work, and I’ll see you in the week.
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