All Gaul is conquered?

April 22 – 28


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Welcome all, and happy “12th Anniversary of the Asian and European release of Big Lebowksi Bowling” week! You may all celebrate by discussing which is the best video game based on a film, arguing that Dune 2 doesn’t count because Dune was a book, then conceding because yes, in fact, the game’s artwork is taken from the 1984 movie.

Mortal Kombat 11 adds Fatal Blows and Krushing Blows to Brutalities and Fatalities. While Mortal Kombat’s attention to anatomical detail and technical rendering are of high standard, I’m just not that curious to see a dude shove another dude’s leg bone through his eye socket.

Speaking of brutality: Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Story Arc II - The Fate of Atlantis - really? We’re just calling them “story arcs” now? I suppose it’s no worse than calling everything “content,” but I kinda miss when they tried to put a few trimmings on the sausage. Anyway, Indiana Jones already discovered the fate of Atlantis.

Days Gone is this week’s zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic, open-world survival game. Get your Darryl on as you ride your motorbike around and discover adventures. It’s a resolutely single-player game seeking to distinguish itself from the pack with a strong story, while still offering up open-world staples such as crafting and rudimentary stealth mechanics. So basically, it’s The Last of Us on a motorbike.

Imperator: Rome marches in triumphantly this week, under a wreath borne by undiscovered bugs whispering “memento mori”. It’s Paradox. It’s Rome. Since its lineage traces back to EUIV rather than Crusader Kings, you can expect fewer family weddings and more public crucifixions. If you, like me, love the prospect of doing your own Hannibal run, seeing the gorgeously detailed maps in the game, and then having no idea what to do next, why not visit the court of your beneficent Game King? He hath blessed us with his wisdom in a strangely soothing Let’s Play series that explains the workings of this elephantine game and will give you the greatest sense of whether it’s for you. GOTW.

Here's the list, now in release-date order!


  • 04-22

  • Lanternium
  • Nanobotic
  • Zombotron
  • AXYOS: Battlecards
  • Faerie Solitaire Harvest
  • Monster Girl Observe project
  • Danger Gazers
  • Fortress of Hell
  • bit Dungeon III
  • Voidrun
  • Sprites
  • The Adventures of Golly
  • Homeless Simulator
  • Rekindling
  • Skyward
  • OverTheCloud : Lost Planet
  • The Underground Watcher
  • Kubblammo
  • Full Swing Hero
  • The Counterattack OF Sacrifice
  • Dead Quest
  • A Curve in the Road to Justice: 27,400 Words For Freedom
  • Earthshakers
  • Icarus - Prima Regula
  • Old Edge II
  • Life Combinations
  • Get Out
  • A five-day tour in the morgue
  • 04-23

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Story Arc II - The Fate of Atlantis
  • Blades of Worlds
  • Eugenics
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Space Warfare
  • Blackout (MaruStudio)
  • The Burned Ground
  • Wequer
  • Universe 24
  • Russia 2019
  • Biplane Racer
  • Ultra Fight Da! Kyanta 2
  • MonteCube Dodge
  • Breaking Bunny
  • Reactivated
  • CaptainMarlene
  • Insect Revolution VR
  • How To Be A Real Dude
  • Cyber Gun
  • Deatherem
  • Surprising My Neighbors
  • Mappou Sento Michi
  • Tankex
  • Last Hope
  • Flyeeex
  • 04-24

  • Save Your Nuts
  • Black Steel
  • Kid Baby: Starchild
  • Knife Sisters
  • Fighting Monsters
  • Antenna Dilemma
  • Return Home
  • Truth: Disorder III - Gemini
  • Angela's Odyssey
  • Funny Bunny: Adventures
  • Super Star Blast
  • Fighter Royale - Last Ace Flying
  • Gensokyo Defenders
  • Time Loop Fighter
  • Iron Heart
  • Hyper Flight
  • On The Alert
  • Bounty Hunter (Avalon Studio)
  • The Exorcist
  • Strange Observer
  • 04-25

  • Dark Devotion
  • KINGS (Interactive Gaming Studios)
  • Imperator: Rome
  • PROZE Episode I: Enlightenment
  • Paranoia: Deliver Me
  • Invasion
  • Steamcraft
  • Bound Up & Squirming!
  • Biotope
  • Joe Jump
  • Sky Of Destruction
  • Castle Legend: Demon King Awakens
  • Journey of Greed
  • Snower's New Clothes
  • Azure Wing: Rising Gale
  • Make Route: Escape the police
  • Ultra Savage
  • LOGistICAL 2: France
  • Die, zombie sausage, die!
  • Dinosaur Bone Digging
  • One Drop Bot
  • Subway: the last horror bus
  • Lonely
  • Orc Raid
  • 04-26

  • XZ: XL
  • Caretaker
  • MARD
  • IP
  • Lorelai
  • Top Down Survivor
  • UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure
  • gun man
  • BIOSZARD Corporation
  • Nether Gallery
  • City of Edges
  • Soul Island
  • Sentenced
  • Cat Defense
  • Batteries Included
  • Exogen VR
  • Muscle Magic
  • Happy Words
  • Great Ball of Fire
  • RockaBowling VR
  • GIF: The Game of Inevitable Frustration
  • Trash Rage
  • Aqua Rally
  • The Death of Erin Myers
  • Idle Cooking Emperor
  • Island Town Zombie Paradise
  • Dice Keeper
  • Simulator Renovation
  • Flaws in the People We Love


  • 04-22

  • Jupiter & Mars
  • A Chair in a Room : Greenwater
  • Zeroptian Invasion
  • 04-23

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Story Arc II - The Fate of Atlantis
  • 04-24

  • DayD: Through Time
  • 04-26

  • Days Gone
  • UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure


Xbox One

  • 04-23

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Story Arc II - The Fate of Atlantis
  • Mortal Kombat 11


  • 04-23

  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Beyond Enemy Lines: Covert Operations
  • 04-24

  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
  • Theatre Tales
  • 04-25

  • Aggelos
  • Cytus Alpha
  • Vandals
  • Vectronom
  • Lost King's Lullaby
  • Homo Machina
  • Type:Rider
  • Death Coming
  • Arcade Archives: Psycho Soldier
  • Picross S 3
  • Joe Jump Impossible Quest
  • 04-26

  • Moero Chronicle Hyper
  • UglyDolls: An Imperfect Adventure
  • BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
  • Super Blood Hockey
  • Dig Dog
  • Zeroptian Invasion
  • Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands
  • Hotel Dracula
  • 04-27

  • GoatPunks
  • Gym Hero - Idle Fitness Tycoon
  • 04-28

  • Ultrawings Flat





I do hope SteamWorld Quest turns out well.

I know I’ve said this before, but I’m still surprised that Days Gone and The Last of Us 2 are different games.

Granted, I wasn’t paying super close attention, what with The Last of Us being such a colossal disappointment, but every time I noticed a trailer for Days Gone it looked like it was The Last Of Us 2. I thought it was the subtitle (as in: The Last of Us: Days Gone)

Finding out they were two different games was like how Brian Keith must have felt at the end of the Parent Trap.

It's Sony turning into Ubisoft. Repeat that formula!

Word is the game's not bad, but it's also not great enough to be worth the $60. Sounds like the story is the best part.

Which would certainly fit into Sony's current formula, yes. Trying to build all that prestige.