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The Weekly OT #37

January 28, 2017
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The free games for February were just announced, and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is one of them. Unfortunately, the up-to-4 player coop is local only, so we won’t be able to play it together. However, it looks to be a fantastic couch party game requiring true co-operation between players. The soundtrack is fantastic (think BitTripRunner). One of the other free titles is Monkey Island 2:Special Edition (360) but I know before I try, it isn’t my kind of game.

This is ROTFLMAO (safe for work), so is THIS!

And for those who love the smell of napalm in the morning, there is this Kickstarter.

On the Silver Screen is Lowriders, think Boyz in the Hood for the Spanish speaking Americans.

Ghost Recon Wildlands, “The only way to stop death, is with a ghost“. I say, “The only way to stop regret, is to withhold one’s money.” You can register for the closed beta here. Unless you live in Japan in which case, “Sorry, registrations are not opened in your country”. Fine! I didn’t want to play your stupid game anyway. Seriously, I didn’t. They cured me with The Division.

Psyonix love you long time.

Frontier on Netflix. Did anyone watch A Series of Unfortunate Events? I tried to watch the first episode but found it so depressing, I switched to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, for lighter viewing. At least there, Lizbet gets some revenge and has some happy moments.

Finally, there is Subnautica in Game Preview. I cannot believe how much I am struggling to just say no on this one. (EDIT: With further research, it would appear that framerate is really bad right now. Unknown Worlds, the developer, is working hard to optimize the game, but they are not there yet.)

And speaking of the sea, Rare is promising new, expanding content every month for the Alpha testers of Sea of Thieves. I have it all queued up to the good part for what will become available for the next test. The first couple of minutes (from the queue) is MUST LISTEN.

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  1. January 29, 2017 5:50 pm

    League of Rockets tournament is streaming live right now. Amazing play!

    https://www.twitch.tv/theleagueofrockets

  2. January 30, 2017 6:21 pm

    The Twelve Titans is up (who needs the Superbowl with the cheating-est Patriots).

    I wanted to make this stand alone, but as there are only about 3 of us reading this blog anymore, why bother. LOL!

    The production values are through the roof. The writing and voice acting alone are worth it, but the game play is incredible. Five minutes is an eternity!

    • January 30, 2017 6:44 pm

      Will be checking out tonight!

    • January 30, 2017 9:18 pm

      I woke Cornie up to watch it this morning before I headed out to work. Watched the first three matches. We were literally gasping, high-fiving, and cheering out loud! At one point, I looked at the window, worried about the neighbors.

  3. January 31, 2017 8:06 pm

    For those interested, here is an 8 minute taste of the previous Alpha tests. Basically, all the gameplay represented.

    • RoBBins permalink*
      January 31, 2017 9:59 pm

      I cant stop staring at the water. It looks so damn good. Cant wait for the next Alpha session to see if the servers are actually functioning this time.

    • February 1, 2017 12:27 am

      They were quite specific about the problems and bottlenecks they had with that second Alpha test. I expect that aspect of the next test to be much smoother.

  4. February 1, 2017 3:02 pm

    I was too busy to play any games, but I watched the entire play through of RE7 (in VR). My goodness, what a crazy and awesome game. Very freaky! I don’t think I could have played through it in VR LOL. It is definitely a “system seller” for PSVR though. I think it is the first example of a full scale VR game (not demo’ey or gimmick-ey) that works actually better in VR.

  5. February 2, 2017 1:35 pm

    OMGGGG

    https://rocketleaguegame.com/news/rocket-league-toy-line-coming-spring-2017/

    These will be great for Ethan… yeah for Ethan.

    • February 2, 2017 1:35 pm

      Comes with mini ball AND “We’re also bringing some unique in-game content with these new Original Minis, as some of the Racers will include a code that can be redeemed in Rocket League for a special Rocket Trail and Wheel!”

    • February 3, 2017 1:25 am

      cha CHING!!!!

      It is simply unbelievable that game companies (and MS with gifting of games) have not realized the potential money hanging on trees. No need for a ladder. Just go out and pick that low-hanging ripe fruit. Millions more for Psyonix, and they deserve it for all the hardwork and goodwill offerings!

  6. RoBBins permalink*
    February 3, 2017 12:22 pm

    For my Dark Souls players, Nioh releases this Tuesday, and hot damn does it look good. Worth checking out IMO. Also, we need a new Ninja Gaiden ASAP.

    • February 3, 2017 4:39 pm

      One of my favorite comics of all time.

    • RoBBins permalink*
      February 5, 2017 1:45 pm

      LOL so very true. The word ‘rage’ doesnt describe that game on ANY difficulty.

    • February 6, 2017 2:51 pm

      NOOOO. PS4 ONLY (Sony Published). Adding to the list of stuff to pickup when I grab one down the road.

  7. February 4, 2017 12:55 am

    For Cornie (or anyone):

    • February 4, 2017 1:00 am

      Entirely self taught. Blazing fast thumb picking. May not sound revolutionary now to some ears, but only because so many modern players have has copied him. Truly a master.

    • February 4, 2017 4:10 am

      OK, I have watched some more and I am not distracted by sharing some stupid gameplay video of Ghost Division.

      So, Wes can do on one thumb and three other digits, what 99.999% of all guitarists cannot do with all 10 fingers. So beautiful!!

  8. February 4, 2017 4:03 am

    Thanks for the intro, Zos. Gonna be sure J and T see it too.

    OT (Looks very much like The Division, only outdoors, and probably more entertaining when played alone.)

    • February 4, 2017 1:55 pm

      blank texted me code for this. I was gonna try but wanted to play with someone if I did. Do you know if blank will be back by end of closed beta?

    • February 5, 2017 5:02 am

      He was going to be gone this weekend (field trip), and then very busy next week taking care of family.

    • RoBBins permalink*
      February 5, 2017 1:43 pm

      Initial impressions from a lot streamers is that it isn’t as great as expected. Obviously it’s just a beta as of right now, but there seems to be more negative comments about it than positive, which doesn’t really surprise me lately with Ubisoft titles. This will probably die out quicker than The Division did.

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