Greetings NAGyrutians, and thanks for coming back for This Week In Gaming. I’ve been out of the game (huehue) for a bit, but we shall be returning to your regularly scheduled programming. In the meantime, catch up on the week’s events in the lazy-man’s format – a video anthology.
The Soviet-era shooter Atomic Heart may have stolen mine with this trailer, which lays the surrealism on thick and does a lot to capture my attention.
Hunt: Showdown is a game I wrote off after beta testing it. It was a monotonous drudge through a swamp with little to capture my interest. The devs have just released a massive content patch, however, and judging from these changes it may be getting closer to the vision I had in mind.
While we’re in the Early Access realm, check out Worlds Adrift, set to launch on Steam’s Early Access service this week.
Inti Creates may not be a name you’re familiar with, but the studio was founded by ten ex-Capcom employees two decades ago, and has made a name for itself with retro action platformers. Their latest offering is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, launching on all the platforms this month.
Sticking with the platformers, Dead Cells is a Castlevania-inspired platformer which will be getting a full release in August on all major platforms. It’s been a year in Early Access, and things are looking pretty damn good.
Meanwhile, Laser League has come out of Early Access with a launch special. Don’t remember what that is? It’s an intensely competitive futuristic sports indie – check out this explanation and match.
For something a little more technical, check out this video breakdown on the possibility of the PS4 making the move to a handheld-hybrid like the Switch. With Nintendo’s console finding major success in the core gaming market, Sony could very well be looking at getting in on that market share.
Obsidian Conflict is a Half-Life 2 mod that focused on creating an online co-op experience. However, following the Source update back in 2008 which broke the mod, it was abandoned. It’s been given the breath of life by the original team however, who are working on an all new version that they plan to release on Steam later this year.
Overkill is still working on their Walking Dead game, and I’m still unable to track which The Walking Dead game is which. Do they all have to be called that? Can we get a colon or something in there at least? Anyway, below is their latest trailer, and below that are the previous two to catch you up.