March was quite the month for me. My dad got cancer surgery (he’s doing good), work being weird, Switch, a bunch of posts, too much Power Rangers, Switch, Nier, probably other games… It feels like this month lasted a year. But we’re right at the end and it’s time to talk about next month!
The count in April: 17 multiplats, a Switch release, 2 PS4 releases and a PC release. There’s a good number of interesting releases this month. I’m grabbing quite a few things.
So let’s talk about it!
Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays (and good at delaying games near release). Indies in particular are kinda random, or bad at making their games known (I get that it’s hard, but if I don’t see anything about your game before it comes out, I can’t very much highlight it). So if there’s no indie games here, it’s pretty normal. I won’t spend hours that I could be playing games watching videos for indie games I have no immediate interest in.
Categories: Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, News, PC, ps3, PS4, Rant, Releases, Switch, Vita, Wii U, Xbone, Xbox One
Alright, so I want to make this my final post about the Switch, at least until it comes out. I don’t tend to give this much attention on here to new hardware, but the Switch is… different.
After the presentation on January 12, I was left… confused. It was really a weird presentation overall, it was disappointing but also had some really exciting aspects. I didn’t know what to feel about it, so I decided, after posting my “live” reaction, that I’d sleep on it for a few days and figure out what I actually think about the Switch.
So… let’s gather my thoughts, and let’s rant about this.
I will try to get the most stuff I can think of out of the way so I can not post about the Switch again until release. So this might be a bit long. But this isn’t a pointless post. I try to not repeat too much of the stuff I’ve said before, though I might.
Categories: Console, Games, Handheld, impressions, News, Nintendo, Opinion, Preview, Rant, Switch, Wii U
So we had ourselves a Switch presentation huh? Actually I don’t know what it was like because I’m writing this part before the actual presentation. I’m making this a sort of “reaction” post with some editing, we’ll see how that turns out.
(spoilers from future Jobocan: it was… something… Yeah I won’t be super positive about it, even if I’m still super excited about it… also I had a big pre-show rant written before the presentation, but fuck it, that’s not important so I removed it.)
And after all this stuff, it’s also time to start again with the monthly releases post. Of course the most important thing happening in January will be the Switch event from Nintendo. They better not mess that up. Another thing, the PS4 actually has a couple exclusives coming up in the next few months. That’s pretty surprising considering its track record so far (outside of a handful of VR games I guess), I hope it keeps up.
So we’re getting a couple things this upcoming month. Maybe a few things that could be pretty interesting. 1 3DS release, 5 PS4 releases, 6 multiplats, a PC DLC (not something I usually highlight) and a Vita filler.
Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays (and good at delaying games near release). Indies in particular are kinda random, or bad at making their games known (I get that it’s hard, but if I don’t see anything about your game before it comes out, I can’t very much highlight it). So if there’s no indie games here, it’s pretty normal.
Categories: 3DS, Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, News, PC, PS4, Rant, Releases, Vita, Xbone, Xbox One
Alright, so Nintendo finally unveiled the codename NX, with the final name of Nintendo Switch.
While I wasn’t as critical of the Wii U as most people were, Nintendo made some extremely massive mistakes with it, may it be when they revealed it, when they launched it, and throughout its lifetime. The Nintendo Switch, I feel, needs to do a few things to be a success. I mean, it should be, but people have this tendency to hate Nintendo for literally no reason at all.
So here’s my reactions to the reveal trailer, and my thoughts on what Nintendo should do with the Switch from here on out. Basically my initial reaction, some impressions and a bunch of random thoughts.
*MINOR UPDATES DONE ON OCTOBER 22nd*
September has been crazy, with DQ7 taking all my time and SMTIV Apocalypse staring at me and a couple other games I played. So I do have reviews on the way. I just need to have time to write stuff.
So October has a couple things: 1 Wii U piece of shit, 3 Vita releases, 1 PS4 piece of hardware (and some games I’m not listing), 17 multiplatform releases and 3 PC releases.
Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays. Indies in particular are kinda random, or bad at making their games known. So if there’s no indie games here, it’s pretty normal.
Read on and see what’s coming up!
Categories: Console, Games, games of the month, Handheld, News, PC, ps3, PS4, Rant, Releases, Vita, Wii U, Xbone, xbox 360, Xbox One
So we just had ourselves another E3. It sure was an event. With things happening.
I wrote impressions for the presentations, I think I was pretty clear about what I thought. So let’s just go.
Categories: 3DS, Console, e3, Games, Handheld, impressions, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Opinion, PC, PS4, Sony, Wii U, Xbone, Xbox One
Day -1 was a bust. Maybe the biggest day for non-attendees will be better. Here’s my impressions of Day 0.
My impressions were written live (with some editing to make said impressions postable). I mostly ignored the PC Gaming Show because it was… barely a thing. Whatever. The new AMD stuff was cool, nothing else of note there.
And in 2 days I’ll have a post about Nintendo, and a post about E3 as a whole (hopefully more non-conference stuff pops up).
Categories: 3DS, Announcements, Console, e3, Games, impressions, Microsoft, News, Opinion, PC, Preview, PS4, Releases, Sony, Vita, Xbone, Xbox One
(I wanted to post that yesterday, but I forgot my USB drive so this is today, unedited from yesterday though)
So basically Microsoft and Sony handed E3 over to you Nintendo. They didn’t feel like they needed to announce much and what they did announce they didn’t feel like actually showing it to us (cinematic trailers don’t count as showing games)… So that’s it, you just have to both announce a few things and show us gameplay for it, and E3 is yours (even though everyone will say you failed solely because you’re Nintendo).
My hopes? Releases dates for Smash and Bayonetta 2, and a few unannounced games for Wii U and 3DS because they need something in their release schedule (the PS4, Vita and Xbone do too, but we already know that’s not really in their plans)
So let’s go… I’m setting my expectations REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY low because of the other conferences.
These are “live” reactions from watching the conferences, with the overall part written after the whole thing being my thoughts after it’s all done. Read more…
Alright, so that’s today’s 4 conferences. I’ll have another post tomorrow for Nintendo and hope they’ll do okay, since today was pretty bad for all the conferences. And I hope to get cool news outside of conferences too.
Then I’ll post a more coherent rant about this year’s E3 by the end of the week.
I will close on this for canadians:
Go there. Epic pre-order sale, 30% off preorders if you order 3 games or more. Futureshop.ca is having the same deal, as is amazon.ca (though it seems glitchy right now, some people are only getting 15% off). Best Buy and Amazon.ca have different game selections, and amazon has lower base prices on many games, so definitely look at both!
They should also be adding games that were announced at E3 (like, the 2 of them so far).