It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?

ONE DAY I WILL FINISH TRAILS OF COLD STEEL III, I SWEAR TO FUCKING GOD!

I did manage to squeeze in two small games from my Xbox backlog last week, though.

Coffee Talk is a narrative-driven adventure game about conversing with your customers and serving them their desired drinks. I loved it (and reviewed it).

I also played through Wales Interactive’s latest interactive movie game, The Complex, which was super rad. It plays out as a 90-minute sci-fi movie where you make a bunch of dialogue choices that impact the scenes and various endings. It’s similar to their other games, like The Bunker and Late Shift, but the production value is far better.

Some of my favorite online content last week:

-As always, the latest episode of PartsFUNknown’s wrestling trivia show QUIZZLEMANIA is absolute gold and had my girlfriend and I in stitches. Everyone on this show is just so fucking funny.

-Microsoft had a small showcase for their upcoming console’s third-party offerings. I know the vocal majority on Twitter seemed pretty disappointed by the lack of gameplay in the trailers, but the presentation did put a few games on my radar — so mission accomplished. As a horror fan, I was stoked to see the new Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2, but what I didn’t expect was to see such a focus on such a niche genre in Microsoft’s first official next-generation showcase. The H.R. Giger-influenced Scorn looks fucking gross, which is good, and I am beyond excited for the upcoming Bloober Team/Akira Yamaoka collaboration in The Medium. Bloober Team is the current leader in environmental, psychological horror with Layers of Fear, Observer, and last year’s Blair Witch, and pairing them with Silent Hill’s composer is blowing my fucking mind right now. Engadget has a deeper dive on their website and I’m surprised to discover it’s releasing this holiday.

-The folks at CAVITYCOLORS are releasing a batch of amazing Killer Klowns From Outer Space enamel pins and I need them all.

-One of the greatest wrestlers on the planet, Kazuchika Okada, is contributing to COVID-19 relief. Thick thighs save lives, indeed.

-If deathmatch wrestling is your jam, or you’re morbidly curious, Casanova Valentine’s YouTube channel has a bunch of matches you can watch for free while in self-isolation.

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-Another great wrestling meme was born, thanks to AEW’s Kenny Omega and Matt Hardy running down the Inner Circle’s Spanish God with a golf cart. God, the look on Kenny’s face while he screams and points at Sammy is just… a big fucking chef’s kiss.

-I don’t know what happened, but I bought The Quiet Man.

quietman

-Xbox’s GamePass service is losing some major games soon from its subscription service, namely Grand Theft Auto V, but it’s adding a bunch of neat stuff like Red Dead Redemption 2, DAYZ, Fractured Minds, and Final Fantasy IX.

That about does it for me, folks. Have any big plans this weekend?

*header credit to Blood Sweat and Beers.

6 thoughts on “It’s the Freakin Weekend! What Are You Playing?

  1. I’ll be working but that said, I’ve been getting back into Splatoon 2 as there is a Splatfest coming up, and those are a must for anyone looking to get sea snails to add perks to lower level costume options. Plus I’ve been trying out other weapons and kits in the event I find myself in a group and I’m forced to be a backline (Sniper, Gattling guns). I am looking forward to seeing DUSK ported to the Switch SOON (TM). New Blood Interactive guru Dave Oshry assured me on Twitter it will have gyroscopic aiming. So I pretty much have to double dip.

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      1. DUSK is a terrific game. Reviewed the PC version when that came out, and I’d imagine the Switch version will be pretty close as they made it in Unity and the requirements aren’t too high on the computer version if you can believe it.

        OS: Windows 7 Or Later
        Processor: 2.4GHZ Dual Core Processor Or Higher
        Memory: 2 GB RAM
        Graphics: GeForce 9800GT Or Equivalent
        DirectX: Version 9.0
        Storage: 2 GB available space
        Additional Notes: 64-bit Recommended, 32-bit Supported

        I’d imagine some effects might have to be shut off or scaled back, but it’ll probably run well. (Fingers crossed!)

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  2. So I downloaded the demo for Trails of Cold Steel III, and because I’m a gigantic dork I saw that you could read the summary of the games before it, so I started doing that, and I wasn’t even halfway through one when I realized it was like one in the morning on a work night and I needed to take my foolish ass to bed. I know I could just, you know, START PLAYING, but for some reason I need to read the background that I won’t remember before I do.

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