Week of Aug 14 – 20 Round-up

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I never played a Microsoft Flight Simulator game. The only flight simulators that I ever played were the Comanche and AH-64 Longbow games of the mid-1990s. I didn’t stick with those games for very long though. I tried several times to learn them, but I was too young and impatient to actually learn how to fly. They were also quite boring. I was looking for a Mechwarrior equivalent and those games weren’t it. Microsoft’s return to Flight Simulator looks very impressive and thanks to Game Pass, I might give it a go? I don’t know how much joy I will derive from it, but flying in a virtual plane during this pandemic doesn’t sound like the worst idea.

Here Are a Few Things You May Have Missed

  • Permanent price drop. Get up to 20% savings on V-Bucks and real-money offers for every purchase on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac, and on mobile when using select payment methods via Epic Games
    • Fortnite was removed from Apple App Store and Google Play Store
    • Epic Games also filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple and Google
  • The free upgrade path to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 version of Control is only available for Control Ultimate Edition via Remedy Games

Week of Aug 7 – 13 Round-up

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For me, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is the Rocket League of 2020. I was introduced to both via PlayStation Plus’ Instant Game Collection and the surrounding buzz for its upcoming launch. It looked silly and quite easy to pick up and play, but it can become very frustrating to engage with on a serious level. Early server issues are dampening my enthusiasm for it. I’ll try it again, but with every connection issue, I am increasingly dissuaded to go back to it.

Week of Jul 31 – Aug 6 Round-up

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Yakuza 2 was my favorite Yakuza title until Yakuza 0 and now I can relive its tiger punching glory with Yakuza Kiwami 2. I have access to the PC version and I think I’ll revisit it sooner rather than later.

Here Are A Few Things You May Have Missed

August 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • Portal Knights
  • Override: Mech City Brawl

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • MX Unleashed
  • Red Faction 2

August 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Campaign
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

August 2020 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Sengoku 3
  • King of the Monsters
  • Ironclad
  • Shock Troopers 2nd Squad
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Jul 24 – 30 Round-up

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Super Paper Mario was my first and only Paper Mario game. I enjoyed it but not enough to pursue its successors or predecessors. The new Paper Mario & the Origami King looks like a laugh, but I’m not certain if I am ready to buy another Nintendo first party game quite yet. I have yet to finish Yoshi’s Wooly World. I keep getting sucked into Nintendo’s whimsy charm, but not quite loving what I play.

Week of Jul 17 – 23 Round-up

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I enjoyed Sucker Punch’s inFamous games including their PlayStation 4 game, inFamous: Second Son. Time has passed and the open world game formula wears me out rather quickly. You need to exceptional in other areas to make up for the fact that you are leaning in on the open world tropes. Ghost of Tsushima looks amazing but nothing about the game’s structure or gameplay resonates with me. I’ve seen it described as a pre Origins Assassin’s Creed game set in Japan; that’s the last thing I want right now.

Here’s Something You May Have Missed

  • Microsoft discontinued Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles via The Verge
  • Project xCloud will be included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in September via Microsoft

Week of Jul 10 – 16 Round-up

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My brother and I used to watch Formula 1 in the mid to late 2000’s with likes of Michael Schumacher winding down his career, and the rise of Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, and Sebastien Vettel. One of the highlight seasons was 2009 and witnessing Brawn GP’s beautiful neon yellow accented white car destroy the competition. We drifted away from the sport since then. It was not until last Sunday when I finally watched a bit of F1. That was an eventful season opener in Austria. Brawn GP’s spirit lives on within Mercedes, but I miss that livery.

Week of Jul 3 – 9 Round-up

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Catherine: Full Body on Switch is the latest option for me to finally check out what that game is all about. It caught my eye during the PlayStation 3 days, and then again when the Full Body version came out for the PlayStation 4. As a fan of Persona and Atlus, I was curious. I wasn’t going to spend over $20 on it though.

Here Are A Few Things You May Have Missed

July 2020 Gold Games

Games With Gold

Xbox One

  • WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Dunk Lords

Xbox 360 & Xbox One

  • Saints Row 2
  • Juju

June 2020 Plus Games

Instant Game Collection

  PlayStation 4

  • NBA 2K20
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
  • Erica

June 2020 Games With Prime

Twitch Prime

  • Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
  • Dear Esther
  • GRIP
  • KUNAI
  • Dark Devotion
  • The King of Fighters 2002
  • Samurai Shodown II
  • Blazing Star
  • Pulstar
  • Art of Fighting 2
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • The King of Fighters 2000

Week of Jun 26 – Jul 2 Round-up

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Did you know the Iron Man VR game was coming out on July 3rd? I don’t think it looks very good, but I await people’s impressions. There are plenty of VR games that are impressive with the headset, and uninspiring on a screen.

Week of Jun 12 – 18 Round-up

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The Last of Us Part II is finally here but I will not be partaking until the PlayStation 5 arrives. I figured I will only benefit from waiting. It will either go on sale by that time and/or there will be PlayStation 5 enhancements. I risk the game being spoiled but considering the fact that I managed to dodge leaks for all this time, what’s another few months?

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