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Kaser Focus: Gamescom; bogus bids; back again to school

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Most weeks, I only have a couple of reasons for having which to vomit my estimation in this column. But hell, a whole lot transpired this week, so youre all getting something above your quota, because its Friday and Mike and Dean have their backs turned.

Well begin with Gamescom, since that used the majority of the week. Its been a rush of some interesting titles, with the best being the charmingly gothic Lies of P. The largest announcement, arguably, may be the reveal that Dead Island 2 is real and also developing. Im ambivalent concerning this frankly, the overall game was more amusing as a ghost compared to the real thing. But its also nice to definitively tick the box on this type of legendary little bit of vaporware. And yes it isnt Gamescom so much as Gamescom-adjacent, but I enjoyed the sneak peek at Harvestella, which can you need to be my new cozy game.

Meanwhile, Sonys upping the cost of the PlayStation 5 in a number of markets enjoy it wasnt already hard enough to lay practical them, what with all the current scalpers and resellers doing a similar thing. Im of the opinion that Sony wouldnt do that unless it had been in dire straits, as the backlash just wouldnt be worthwhile otherwise. I dont approve, but I really do view it as Sony flinging themselves on the upright sword, since it were. If anything, this news is making me eyeball Microsoft and Nintendo whove both publicly stated they arent raising their console prices and say, . . . yet.

And today, a brief interlude

Merely to clear my conscience, Ill let you know all that, much like Fire Emblem Warriors, theres another game on my review slate that I spent too much time playing and forgot I had to really sit back and review: Two-Point Campus. I promise this isnt likely to turn into a thing. But at this stage, it creates more sense to speak about it here than to provide it a full-on review mostly because its hard for me personally to think about anything to state that doesnt also connect with Two-Point Hospital. Thats not just a diss, incidentally. Were I to provide the overall game a score, itd be considered a solid 3.5 out of 5. Its a good sim game with a unique, silly style.

One solid upgrade to the sequel may be the summer break. So a lot of Two-Points modus operandi may be the Tetris-like room arrangements, but Campus gives users the opportunity to take summers, once the students drive out, to set up matters with their hearts content. Campuss humor is a lot exactly like Hospitals largely harmless, but with just a little bite of satire behind it. Whether advanced schooling is as worth derision because the for-profit healthcare industry, I leave for the average person player to choose I dont think it is quite as entertaining, but these exact things are subjective. This opinion may also be colored by the truth that the tiny B-grade pillbugs in my own school kept getting hung through to points in empty hallways because their pathing failed.

Back again to your show

I was originally likely to end this article with that mini-review, but following this morning, Personally i think the necessity to touch upon the now-debunked story about Amazon investing in an offer for Electronic Arts. The supposed acquisition was because of be announced today, but its practically the weekend now and *crickets*. Im uncertain what it says concerning the current climate that story sounds plausible well, almost. I still put Embracer down as much more likely than Amazon.

In personal news, I purchased Saints Row and am currently playing it. Im uncertain whether Ill review it, but I must see set up negative (and occasionally positive) chatter Ive heard is justified. Also, I’ve an excessive amount of history with the series to not play the brand new title. If nothing else, Ill just rant about any of it here easily wish to vent my spleen a little. I’d also prefer to once more remind everyone that the Wii U and 3DS eShops will shortly take off usage of eShop cards meaning after August 29, theres no chance to include money to your accounts. If nothing else, at the very least treat yourselves to Bravely Default. That has been an excellent game.

What things to play this week:

Whats new:

  • Saints Row
  • Midnight Fight Express
  • F1 Manager 2022
  • Fallen Legion Revenants
  • Islets
  • SD Gundam Battle Alliance
  • Soul Hackers 2
  • ARE YOU CURRENTLY Smarter When compared to a 5th Grader?
  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist
  • Train Life: A Railway Simulator
  • The Bridge Curse: Road to Salvation

New on subscription services:

  • Exapunks (Xbox Game Pass)
  • Opus: Echo of Starsong Full Bloom Edition (Xbox Game Pass)
  • Destiny 2 (GeForce Now)
  • Guild Wars 2 (GeForce Now)
  • Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2 (GeForce Now)
  • Century: Age of Ashes (GeForce Now)
  • Coromon (GeForce Now)
  • Dark Deity (GeForce Now)
  • Hypercharge: Unboxed (GeForce Now)
  • Last Call BBS (GeForce Now)
  • Plague Inc: Evolved (GeForce Now)
  • Rebel Inc: Escalation (GeForce Now)
  • Love One to Bits+ (Apple Arcade)

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