You know, I could do my usual number where I try to mention as many interesting, indie titles as I can cram in here. There's certainly a lot of them coming out that look to be worth a glance.
I'm not going to do that, however. So you won't be hearing me wax eloquent about Julai, or Goetia, or Dear Red: Extended Edition.
Well, the trend is coming. We’re well on track to that awful time when all the games coming to PC are VR exclusives. Soon the videogame landscape will be like the music library on my iPhone: full of media that’s ten years old and made by people who retired before everything passed them by. Fortunately there are ample reasons to play games without headgear this week.
When I was a lad, my parents would take me to the Mohawk Mall and go check out the sales at Bradlees. What was a twelve-year-old boy, flush with his weekly allowance, to do? Why, hit the Dream Machine video arcade, of course.
The Dream Machine isn't there anymore. Neither is the Mohawk Mall.
I sit down for lunch in the office cafeteria. After throwing back my sandwich, I pull my New Nintendo 3DS XL out of my pocket, turn the volume down, crack open the lid and resume my current battle in Fire Emblem: Fates. Every so often, someone new enters the cafeteria, and I stiffen slightly.
With VR dropping this week, you'd think it would be a prime opportunity for some conniving jerk like yours truly to do an April Fools joke about Half-Life 3 releasing as a Vive exclusive. I'm sure someone else will. That joke is the village bicycle at this point.
Besides, who needs April Fools jokes when Tabletopia is coming out?