Now coming in is this weeks blog post on gaming.

A pure and true gaming blog post this week of September 15th to the 21st of 2019. Welcome to this week’s blog post about the gaming releases and gaming news, with no entertainment news this time around. I cover the news and releases that caught my interest and that I figured was worth sharing.

Game Releases:

Untitled Goose Game

The goose is on the loose. This is a sandbox puzzle game where you play as a goose, or as most people refer to them as assholes. Terrorize the humans with your goose behavior and allow you to complete puzzles. The game released on PC (Epic Game Store) and Switch on September 20th, 2019. It was developed by House House and published by Panic Inc.

Rebel Cops

In this turn based strategy game in which you lead a group of rebel cops that won’t be bought out by the mobsters. You’ll fight against the mob and cops that joined the mobsters payroll in order to free the town from its grasp. Developed by Weappy Studio and published by THQ Nordic its out on Linux and PC on September 17th, 2019.

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Link wakes up to find himself stranded on Koholint Island. To get off the island Link must find the eight magical instruments that will allow him to awaken the sleeping Wind Fish a god like deity that looks like a whale. Originally a Game Boy game and then remade for the Game Boy Color, the game arrived on Switch remade as a claymation style game from developer Grezzo and Nintendo EPD and then published by Nintendo. It released on September 20th, 2019.

Hot Lava

Klei Entertainment has brought its newest game to PC. This platformer challenges you to avoid touching the floor because it has turned to lava. Play with friends or solo as you race through tight courses and finding the best way possible from object to object so that you don’t touch the lava floor. The game was developed and published by Klei Entertainment on PC who released the game on September 19th, 2019.

Game News:

Twitch has acquired the website IGDB, which is a database for information about video games. Twitch has decided to do this after using Giant Bomb’s database for what to show on video games when a streamer decides to play a game. The IGDB appears to have a much more complete database of games giving Twitch a better ability to present games to viewers and streamers. You can head over to Techcrunch.com if you wish to know more about the acquisition.

I hope this becomes a win win for both parties. IGDB gets more money to help them hire workers and get more information to fill out the database. Twitch gets a much needed database information infusion. I guess it isn’t so great for Giant Bomb, but they’ll survive on that website’s personalities hopefully anyway.

A new Taxi game is on the way, called Taxi Simulator and set in the city of New York. You’re a cab driver taking on jobs to drive people around. Of course it has the usual weird things happening as you try and do your job. With the money earned from delivering people to their destination you’ll upgrade your taxi to be bigger and better and perhaps a bit crazier. This game will be a PC release for 2021.

This looks like an amusing game though a little rough right now, but it does have a while to its release. I like that it doesn’t feel like a Crazy Taxi rip off and that it has a bit more simulation going on for it. It kind of reminds me of the game My Summer Car a bit, but with its madness directed in a different direction.

The next Total War historical game that is a part of the Total War Saga seriesand is not full on main game has been announced in Total War Saga: Troy. It will be set around the times of the grand city of Troy and dealing with the Trojans. The game will once again take on the grand strategy and real time strategy elements that had made the series so beloved. It will be released on PC sometime in 2020.

It looks like another solid entry into the franchise. I’m kind of disappointed though that Creative Assemble has yet to go near gun combat since Napoleon: Total War or Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai. I’ve wanted them to go back to that as they have so often covered medieval and Roman times with swords, arrows, and lances. I want to see the Franco-Prussian war or the American Civil War. The series hasn’t really wowed me over with any of these latest games, even as solid as they are.

Sunset Overdrive finds itself in a weird place, the company Insomniac Games who developed the game have been purchased by Sony and now have the rights. However, Microsoft still has the publishing rights to the game. You can read all about it via destructoid.com.

I’m sure this matter will be settled should Sony ever want to put the game on their console. It’s either a matter of getting Microsoft to agree to let Sony publish it or just buying the publishing rights. I doubt Microsoft will hold the franchise hostage as it doesn’t make much sense to unless they want to piss people off.

The upcoming Jon Wick game John Wick Hex from Mike Bithell got a new trailer that gave us the release date for the game. It will be arriving on October 8th, 2019 on the PC on Epic Game Store. The game takes a slightly different route in that it is turn based action with a colorful cell shaded look to it.

I’m a little sad that people seem to be negative on this game, disappointed by the fact that it isn’t just a straight up shooter with slow motion. To me it feels like a good decision to take the game in a bit of a different direction, let us have a bit more control and think things out. As much as John Wick is about going in guns blazing, he never does so stupidly he has a plan and I feel like this game might do a good job in conveying that idea.

I think I shall end the blog there, so, thank you for visiting my silly blog. For those with comments, suggestions, and questions please feel free to contact me through one of the following: email – Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com, Twitter – @Snipehockey, or use the comment section below. With that I’m off until the next blog post.

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