In which we get steamy about E3’s PC lineup. Also: Tom F dons his space-cowboy-hat and hunts down bounties in EXPAT, Chris wails like a dolorous ghoul at the grave failings of Murdered: Soul Suspect, and Marsh lops lumber and limbs in The Forest.
Plus! Your burning metaphysical questions answered: are ghosts the Facebook of high-concept games? Will the afterlife be like falling through a skybox forever? What does the most 90s image of all time have to do with Dota 2’s solo queue? Can a rabbit be said to “scuttle”?
- Here are the games we mention in our discussion of the upcoming E3:
- The Space Cowboy Gamejam.
- EXPAT is Brendon Chung’s entry in the above. It doesn’t have a website yet, but you can find the latest build in Brendon’s Twitter feed.
- You should play Brendon’s previous games: Gravity Bone and 30 Flights of Loving. They are pretty much amazing.
- Murdered: Soul Suspect makes Chris all 🙁 . You can read his review of it here, too.
- WildStar – the last and best subscription MMO?
- Gribbly survival game The Forest. A lot of promise, but still in an early stage.
- The Inverted World is a 1974 science fiction novel by Christopher Priest.
- David Sirlin (of Chess 2 fame) wrote an essay about “scrubs”.
- Can you get any 90sier than this? No. You cannot.
- Confessions of a Jedi Knight is the politer title for this great story about gaming etiquette.
- NaNiwa was the Starcraft 2 player who got put on the naughty step after throwing a match he didn’t need to win.
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Batman Arkham Knight
BattleCry (Bethesda’s F2P answer to Team Fortress, previewed by Evan Lahti here.)
Call of Sorry: Apologies Woopsie
Civilization: Beyond Earth
Costume Quest 2
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Far Cry 4
Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age (The F2P L4D style monster masher set in 1800s America made by ex-Vigil peeps at Crytek USA.)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor More Like Snoredor Amirite?
Mirror’s Edge 2
No Man’s Sky
Project Beast (working title for the new game by Dark Souls big-man Hidetaka Miyazaki. Leaked video here.)
Star Wars Battlefront
Tom Clancy’s Tom Clancy’s Tom Clancy: The Division
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Warhammer 40K: The Eternal Crusade
The Witcher 3: Witchers Gone Wild
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