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Just a quick personal note: for those of you who don’t know, I’m Texan. Something unspeakably horrific happened in my home state this week and it has deeply affected many of us. I won’t say more about it because it’s not my story and this isn’t the right place. But my heart goes out to the people of Uvalde, especially the families of the dead.
Just before I sat down to write this article, Disney released the trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to the action-adventure title Jedi: Fallen Order. It’s not much to look at, but that won’t stop the small part of my brain I set aside for Star Wars from speculating. At least we know that BD-1, Star Wars’ cutest new droid (I’m very sorry, BB-8), is making a return alongside Cal, and it’s worth the price of admission at least.
Additionally, Raven Software’s QA team won their vote for unionization. Activision Blizzard must now negotiate with the Game Workers Alliance. I’m curious to see how this interaction turns out: we haven’t seen anything like it before. We also have a September launch date for Daedalic’s Gollum game, so at least that’s something. I also took a look at The Quarry, Supermassive’s new teen slasher flick. It looks like Supermassive is finally going to lean fully into its Schlockfilm roots – and that’s a good thing!
Technically, I did something a bit different. Nintendo took the first step this week by shutting down eShops for the Wii U and 3DS. While you can still use eShop cards, you can no longer load money into stores from a credit card. I still own both consoles and have decided to play some Wii U and 3DS games. I’m not going to go so far as to say that the Wii U is underrated or anything like that. But I notice that it’s the only place to access a much of games I can’t play on the Switch or anywhere else. For example, I played Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. Just give me more classic Fire Emblem on the Switch, Nintendo. Thats all I need.
What’s playing this week
- Hardspace: Shipbreaker
- Sniper Elite 5
- Scooter Champions
- Pac-Man Museum+
- Kao the kangaroo
- Floppy Knights
New to Subscription Services:
- Cricket 22 (Xbox Game Pass)
- Congo’s Caper (Nintendo Switch Online)
- Rival Turf! (Nintendo Switch Online)
- Pinball (Nintendo Switch Online)
- Crossfire: Legion (GeForce Now)
- My time at Sandrock (GeForce Now)
- Soda Crisis (GeForce Now)
- Out There: Oceans of Time (GeForce Now)
- Raji: An Ancient Epic (GeForce Now)
- Dinosaur Fossil Hunter (GeForce Now)
- The King of Fighters XV (GeForce Now)
- The Planet Crafter (GeForce Now)
- The Political Machine 2020 (GeForce Now)
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