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IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-13445.jpg)   Felix “Phoning It In” Threepaper

Welcome, and happy new year! I’m poolside, typing this on my phone while I kick back for some relaxing summer holidays with the onepapers. I’m scanning the release list to the peaceful sounds of splashing, laughter, and NO RUNNING! DON’T BOMB YOUR SISTER! STOP HOLDING YOUR BROTHER’S HEAD UNDER THE WATER!

The sales are afoot, and there’s bargains to be had. Just as we raid the fridge to munch on the leftovers from Christmas dinner, so too do we look at the games from yesteryear and see what deserves a reheat. It’s about picking up that older game cheaply—perhaps a 7/10 game that was setting itself up for disappointment at full price. The entire Deus Ex collection for $10? Do yourselves a favour.

Despite the usual haystack of indie PC releases, there’s bugger-all needles to be found. Sony and Xbox are having a week off. Back to Belt is an Asteroids clone, graphics and all. The Switch continues to fluff out its catalogue with ports of small to mid-sized third-party titles, including Wingspan, an adaptation of the strategy card game about bird collecting, and Dungeon Limbus, a pixel-art roguelike with town-building elements.

I’ll give all the sales my GOTW. Here’s to giving those older games a second chance! Happy New Year, folks, and let’s hope 2021 doesn’t kick our arses as hard as 2020 did.

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

PC

  • 12-28

  • Battle Bears 1: Zombies
  • BoltBreak
  • Dominate Square
  • Draw & Guess
  • Fast Wings
  • Freaky Clown : Town Mystery
  • Ghost Opera House
  • Happy New Year, Zeliria!
  • Kokoro Clover Part2
  • Laedomanes
  • Lasertron
  • Papa's Quiz
  • Partition Sector
  • Phantast
  • Pretty Girls and Dark Witch. A simple story
  • Seven Demons
  • Subterene
  • The Dragon Sword
  • The Dream of Shadowlands
  • Wind from city
  • Wonderland Nights
  • 12-29

  • Alien X
  • Beyond Eden: Dear Edward
  • Choco Pixel D
  • Colonials Programme
  • Desert butcher
  • Hamster Logic 3D
  • Hell's Revenge 3D
  • Hexagon puzzle
  • Katrina's Kurse
  • Magic Potion Millionaire
  • Mana Gloom
  • no more surffer
  • Parking Car
  • Two Die
  • What We Pretend To Be
  • 12-30

  • A traveler's photo album
  • Alien Abduction Experience
  • Garlic
  • Jedi siege
  • Reimu's Weird little adventure
  • Slide Mini
  • Subliminal Region
  • Teslapunk
  • 12-31

  • Aim: Warmup
  • Arcus
  • Bokube
  • CABARET 4 CARD
  • Children's Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Cyber-Ante
  • Gun Witch
  • Hero's Spirit
  • Hover Ship
  • Human Or Virus
  • LoopWorlds
  • Motai Kore Hen
  • Remembrance
  • Saving Grace
  • Sillyfun Valley
  • times infinity
  • Tower Defence Hero
  • VOENKOMAT
  • Wacky Wizarding Dungeon
  • 01-01

  • 27 Pages
  • Arc Wizards 3
  • Chaos of Fallencity
  • Chat Millions - Stream Quiz Game
  • Deadly Maze
  • Der Blaue Diamant
  • Desktop Honey
  • Destroids
  • Durka Simulator
  • Epic City Builder 4
  • Ertugrul Gazi
  • EXOTIUM - Episode 1
  • Germany at War - Soviet Dawn
  • Into the Pyramid
  • Jester / King
  • Kingdoms In Chaos
  • Let's Learn Japanese: Deluxe
  • Machine War
  • Mixx Island: Remix
  • Recycle My World
  • SPAGHET 2: Al Dente Chapter
  • The Grim Ending
  • The Worst Game Ever
  • Unknown Surge
  • Vapor Music Tour
  • VR Plane Crash
  • 01-02

  • Desert Mystery
  • 01-03

  • Sakura Mochi

Xbox Series X

PlayStation 5

PlayStation 4

Xbox One

  • 12-30

  • Back to Belt
  • 12-31

  • Star Child

Switch

  • 12-28

  • Cube Raiders
  • Dungeon Limbus
  • Hell Sports
  • Professor Lupo: Ocean
  • Quell Reflect
  • Void Source
  • 12-29

  • Wingspan
  • 12-31

  • Arcade Archives: Shanghai III
  • 01-01

  • Hitori Logic
  • Speed Truck Racing

Comments

I’m scanning the release list to the peaceful sounds of splashing, laughter, and NO RUNNING! DON’T BOMB YOUR SISTER! STOP HOLDING YOUR BROTHER’S HEAD UNDER THE WATER!

There’s relatable content right there.

I’ll definitely be in the “reheating Christmas leftovers” camp, but judging by what’s in the fridge, um, Pile, I don’t think that’s anything to be bummed about.
Best wishes to all for the new year (yes, I’m a few days early, but what the heck!). Thanks for the chuckles on this Monday morning, Felix.

It's right there in the list: The Worst Game Ever

That's got to be worth game of the week honors.

Eleima wrote:
I’m scanning the release list to the peaceful sounds of splashing, laughter, and NO RUNNING! DON’T BOMB YOUR SISTER! STOP HOLDING YOUR BROTHER’S HEAD UNDER THE WATER!

There’s relatable content right there.

I’ll definitely be in the “reheating Christmas leftovers” camp, but judging by what’s in the fridge, um, Pile, I don’t think that’s anything to be bummed about.
Best wishes to all for the new year (yes, I’m a few days early, but what the heck!). Thanks for the chuckles on this Monday morning, Felix.

Indeed I literally read this two seconds after refereeing a fight over who got the patterned plate for lunch. Enjoy the New Year Bells when they come all.

“Phoning It In”? Finally admitting it, eh?