An interesting week has come around a bopped everyone on the head whilst running about a bit manically. Though now that I think about it, that was probably all in my silly imagination or maybe it’s all real. I have no idea one way or another so I shall run away with all the gaming news and games that have come out this week.
For those new to this blog, this post is all about going over the news and games that came out for March 26 to April 1, 2017. Generally I go over the big and small games that came out, then hit on the news plus my opinion, then I end it potentially with some non-gaming news and more of my opinion. It’s worth noting that all of the news is stuff that caught my attention.
Games of the Week – MLB the Show 17, Old Time Hockey, Snake Pass, Thimbleweed Park
MLB the Show 17 –
Baseball is back and so is the latest iteration of the Sony Playstation exclusive. You can create a player and take them from the minors all the way to the major leagues, or take control of a franchise and build a World Series winning dynasty. The game was released on March 28, 2017 for the Playstation 4.
Old Time Hockey –
Arcade hockey has a new face, or rather a fairly older looking face as you play through a more old school knuckle busting matches. As the made up saying goes, someone went to a fight and a hockey match broke out. The game was released on March 28 for PC, and Playstation 4. A version will be coming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch at a later date.
Snake Pass –
A puzzle platformer that is quite colorful and one in which you play as Noodle the snake. You guide Noodle around the map wrapping him around objects to get him to hard to reach locations while collecting objects and solving puzzles. The game was released on March 28, 2017 on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Playstation 4.
Thimbleweed Park –
The Ron Gilbert kickstarted project is finally coming out. In this pixel adventure game you play as a variety of characters in the town of Thimbleweek Park. You must investigate the murder and the strange goings on in and around town. The game was released on March 30, 2017 on PC, Mac, Xbox One, and Linux. It also has planned releases for Playstation 4, iOS, and Android.
This week’s gaming news:
This week started off not with a whimper but a rather large surprise as Blizzard Entertainment announced that Starcraft is getting remastered. This visuals will be upgraded, but they want to keep much of the game play in tact so they aren’t as of the announcement going to make many changes on that front. You can read all about it here.
Starcraft has never been a big game for me, but this will be big for fans aching for some old school strategy with some nicer visuals.
We also got word that Destiny 2 will be happening. Once again you’ll be taking up arms as a guardian to fight your way through a variety of environments and enemies blasting them with bullets from your guns. From the looks of things so far, the game will keep its MMO shooter elements. The game will be coming out on September 8, 2017 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can visit Destiny’s website for more information.
I also did not play the first game, so I’ll be interested to see if this one can pull me in. Or to see if Bungie fixes the major gripes that players had with the first title. It is disappointing to hear that that Bungie is going to continue to keep DLC content exclusive first to PS4. Then at a later date likely a year it will come out to the other versions. It rather gimps sales on Xbox One and PC if this remains the case.
Then there was the sad news that the creator of Dark Souls is not going to make a new game in the series. At least not for a while, saying he wanted to make one last game before he retired from development but that won’t be for a while. Instead the studio is working on something new. You can read all about it here.
Dark Souls either captures your imagination and well lets you die quite or bit or you quit in frustration of learning all the ways the enemies attack. I can’t say i’m terrible sad that the developers are moving on and I’ll get to hear a bit less about praising the sun.
And last but certainly not least a new Total War game is coming titled Total War: Warhammer 2. You can probably guess that this game will be a sequel to the first game and that it will be set in the Warhammer world. Interestingly it will offer a new style of campaign to play through. The game will be coming to PC later in 2017. You can read all about the new game on Totalwar.com.
I fairly indifferent to this announcement. Had they announced say a sequel to Empire Total War or a game set during the 1860’s I would be jumping around with a bit a joy. I’ll still check the game out, but it has fallen well down on my games to pay attention to list.
Now for the non-gaming news of the week:
Well the thing is that nothing caught my interest news wise so I figured I’d talk about the potential looming Hollwood writers strike. If a strike happens it will be an interesting time for any of the streaming services which need a constant flow of content to keep people watching and paying. My thought is that if a strike happens they’ll wind up in a bidding war for content from other countries trying to bring in stuff to get people to stay. Now this probably won’t happen, but it is something to keep an eye on if a strike does happen and content begins to trickle away the longer a strike goes on.
Well that will close another silly awkward week of game releases and news. Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate it as well as any comments, likes, and follows you may decide to award. If you wish to get contact with me there are three ways to do so. You can leave a comment below, contact me on Twitter at @Snipehockey, or emailing me at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com.
Now before I go, happy April fools day, to which I say all of this was made up and never occurred. Ha ha. April fools or some such shenanigans.
Thank you and goodnight.