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

Welcome folks, and happy “290th Anniversary of the appointment of the first professional librarian” week!

Louis Timothee was a good friend of Benjamin Franklin and worked in Philadelphia publishing Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette. He could also say “Shhh” in four languages. When Franklin set up the first public library in 1731, he asked Louis to help manage the books. Eventually they decided it was a full-time job, and Louis was hired as America’s first salaried librarian on November 14, 1732. In this case, “full-time” meant working for an hour on Wednesdays and 6 hours on Saturdays, for which Louis was paid 3 pounds sterling every 3 months. You may all celebrate by playing a game where you only have to check in every so often.

There’s a bunch of interesting games this week, daring to peek out now that God of War has dropped. I won’t be playing them—I’m too enthralled with being a gruff, stripey snow Daddy. But you folks can go right ahead.

For starters, there’s Pokemon: Scarlet and Violet. Like Arceus, it’s an open-world Pokemon with a map inspired by Spain. Apparently there’s been major leaks of new Pokemon and their evolutions in the past few weeks, and Nintendo has been playing DMCA whack-a-mole ever since. Official previews have focused instead on new features such as: the new sandwich-making minigame! Being able to have a picnic with your Pokemon! Auto-battling! Increased character customisation! I’ll let you decide what generates more hype for the game.

Pentiment is Obsidian’s latest: a smaller scale, dialogue-focused, murder mystery RPG set in 16th-century Bavaria. The art style is reminiscent of medieval marginalia illustrations done by monks. It sounds intriguing—pity it’s only on PC and Xbox for now.

Goat Simulator 3 is the sequel to Goat Simulator. This game is so zany, it skipped past 2 entirely. Your favourite floppy-tongued goat is back for more ragdoll mischief. The map is a lot larger than the original game, filled with interactive objects to do slapstick physics on. You can pick up stuff with your tongue, yell at stuff, and headbutt stuff, with surprising results. For example, some plants grow superfast if you bleat at them, catapulting whomever is standing on them into the air. There’s also a bunch of minigames, like a car derby, king of the hill, item hunts, and even a Wolfenstein 3D parody in there somewhere. Your mileage will ultimately vary depending on how much you can enjoy sandbox shenanigans; while there is a story mode, it just gives you a list of what order to do the shenanigans in.

Spider-Man Miles Morales is out on PC. It’s a treat—effectively a game-length expansion to the original Spider-Man, using the same map, but with slightly different powers and a new story. These games are so playable, you don’t even have to think about it.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil In Me is the fourth in Supermassive Games’ spooky horror series, which is planned to have 8 games in total. You play as a team of documentary filmmakers, who are staying at a replica of an infamous real-life serial killer’s “Murder Castle”. What could possibly go wrong? On top of the dialogue and branching narrative that were a feature of previous Dark Pictures games, The Devil In Me introduces inventory items and puzzles, which could make it feel a little less like watching a long cutscene with little input.

Starsand is a desert survival game that’s coming out of early access and onto all platforms. It’s got your usual survival mechanics, such as managing hunger, thirst, and heat, and collecting materials to build tools, weapons, and shelter. On top of that, there’s arcane elements, like the weird bugs that come out at night to attack your base. It’s a strictly single-player affair—maybe it’s an option if you’re done with Subnautica and want less water, more sand?

Torii is this week’s indie adventure game. It’s getting a lot of comparisons to Journey because you run through surreal landscapes with a stirring soundtrack. There’s also dialogue and some more mechanics, such as being able to switch between realities. “Torii” is the Japanese word for those traditional, Pi-shaped gates that are commonly found at the entrances to Shinto shrines. They mark the transition from the mundane to the sacred, so there’s a theme for ya.

Otherwise there’s Farming Simulator 22: Platinum edition, which bundles up all the DLC since the main game came out earlier in the year. Or there’s Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, which is the free-to-play, battle royale version of CoD. Just as the original Warzone was connected to Modern Warfare, version 2.0 ties in with Modern Warfare 2 and the battle pass system. It’s a new map, with a new PvE AI faction, and tweaks to the shrinking circle and gulag mechanics. A legacy version of the original Warzone map will drop later for those who don’t want to move to the new game.

I won’t play any of the games this week any time soon, so I may as well choose a game that’s on a system I don’t have. Pentiment gets my GOTW for being by a developer I like, and for being a niche, The Name of the Rose kinda game. It’s perfect for GamePass—encouraging folks to sample it without shelling out specific dollars. Check it out and tell us what it’s like!

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

PC

  • 11-14

  • 14 Minesweeper Variants
  • 1971 : Indian Naval Front
  • ALLON3
  • Battle Robots
  • Beat Hazard 3
  • Bleeding Abyss
  • Car Parking
  • Demonheart: The Ice Demon
  • Elite Forces
  • Escape Halloween Forest
  • Extermination Cars Stadium
  • Fallen Arena
  • Flat Eye
  • Green Garden
  • Hidden Harbor 2 Top-Down 3D
  • Infinity War
  • Labyrinth Hearts II
  • Leviathan: An Interactive Comic Book
  • McPixel 3
  • MindHunt
  • Moment in East
  • Monuments Flipper
  • Odania Sports Arena
  • Pentiment
  • PRODUCER (2021)
  • Ranger Danger
  • Ravyne
  • Sliding Puzzle Deluxe The Classic
  • Sunny Memories
  • Sweety Kitty 2
  • Synthwave Glider
  • TERRACOTTA
  • The Lost Castle: Escape Room
  • The Oregon Trail
  • The Rat Plague
  • Throw Wizard
  • tiltfire
  • VDoll
  • We who are about to Die
  • Yukar From The Abyss
  • 11-15

  • Arcane Waters
  • Artis
  • Bandit Realms
  • Bendy and the Dark Revival
  • Bewells
  • Bound By Blades
  • Bravery and Greed
  • Cluppets
  • Corrupted Beats
  • Dungeons and Myths
  • EDENGATE: The Edge of Life
  • Farming Simulator 22: Platinum Edition
  • Farming Simulator 22: Platinum Expansion
  • Floodland
  • Furious Sword
  • Gravity Magician
  • Halt
  • HatMania
  • Heavy Lies the Crown
  • House of Moire
  • I Fought the Lawn
  • Immortelle
  • Inside My Mind 2
  • Krusenstern: A Stellar Sail
  • laf the game
  • Laruaville 13 Match 3 Puzzle
  • Light The Lamp Hockey
  • Maruja Mallo
  • Mr. Healer
  • Orcen Axe
  • ROCPAIN: Rock Paper Scissors
  • RWBY: Arrowfell
  • Sketch Crawler
  • Slime Ranger
  • Sokobear: Spring
  • Somerville
  • Steel Guardian
  • Tanks Logic
  • The Reaper Survivors
  • The Stone Cutter
  • Tiny Football
  • Wanxianmeng
  • WWII Tanks: Forgotten Battles
  • ZERO Sievert
  • Zombie Defence TD
  • 11-16

  • Biphasic
  • Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
  • Candice DeBebe's Tantalising Tricks
  • Chess Royale
  • Cooking Live - Italian Kitchen Simulator
  • Dwarfer
  • Geolosys
  • Hidden Shapes - Cat Realm
  • King Smash
  • Lapin
  • Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten
  • Mystic Forest
  • Naval Hurricane
  • One Man's War
  • PUB FASCINATION
  • Redemption's Guild
  • Run Run Boy
  • Sunset Routes
  • Super Choppy Orc
  • Tad: The Lost Explorer and the Emerald Tablet
  • The Forest of Drizzling Rain
  • The Ranger: A Skyhopper Tale
  • Timeloop: Sink Again Beach
  • Up & Away
  • 11-17

  • Abrissprofi Online
  • Beyond Hope
  • Broken Edge
  • BYTE FYTE MULTIPLAYER
  • Carpe Diem Project
  • Chain Detonation
  • Chompy Chomp Chomp Party
  • Company of Heroes 3
  • Crafty Survivors - Prologue
  • Creative Continents
  • Dolmenjord - A Puzzle City Builder
  • Extinction Eclipse
  • GasZilla
  • Goat Simulator 3
  • HellRazor64
  • I commissioned some bees 10
  • IceLine
  • Kalzoon
  • Keep Sheep
  • Manav
  • Mine Upgrade
  • My Fantastic Ranch
  • Nobody - The Turnaround
  • NONOGRAM - KAWAII CUTIES 2nd
  • Oakenfold
  • Organs Please
  • PIP L
  • POG X
  • Prince Ajapanadam x Princess
  • Repella Fella: Prologue
  • Run, Doodleguy!
  • SGS Okinawa
  • Shifted VR
  • Shushan: The First Chapter
  • Stealth
  • Stronghold's Dungeon
  • Sword of Wonder: It's Good to be a King
  • The Seven Realms - Realm 1
  • Time Lock VR-episode "Living Room"
  • Torii
  • Unreal Three Kingdoms
  • Void Sols: Prologue
  • Windy Traveler
  • Witchpunk
  • 11-18

  • Against All Odds (25 Crimson)
  • Asmodeus's Hell: Devil in the Sunshine State
  • Avani
  • Backrooms: Perpetual
  • Cthulhu: Books of Ancients Prologue
  • Cyber Bodies
  • Dead Beacon
  • DoTeam
  • Europe Bus Driver
  • Everdine - A Lost Girl's Tale
  • FERD
  • Flowers of Satsunai
  • Her Heart's Desire: A Landlord Epic
  • Lab Inspect
  • LookForDanger
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • MeiQi 2023
  • Metal Miners
  • Moto Trophy VR
  • Moving Jigsaw Puzzles
  • New Hire
  • Null G
  • Senli 307
  • Show Ball: Tiger Life
  • Sins From Magdala
  • Swarmed: Nuts & Bolts - Non-VR
  • Tales of Therapy
  • Tankron
  • TCM RACING 2
  • Terra Flame
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me
  • The Pier Arcade
  • UFO No!
  • Zabawa Karaoke
  • 11-19

  • Gray
  • 11-20

  • LOLLIPOP: SUMMER!

Xbox Series X

  • 11-14

  • McPixel 3
  • 11-15

  • Farming Simulator 22: Platinum Edition
  • Farming Simulator 22: Platinum Expansion
  • Garfield Lasagna Party
  • Pentiment
  • RWBY: Arrowfell
  • Somerville
  • Syberia: The World Before
  • 11-16

  • Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
  • Finding the Soul Orb
  • Super Chicken Jumper
  • 11-17

  • Goat Simulator 3
  • My Fantastic Ranch
  • Starsand
  • 11-18

  • Grapple Dog
  • Heidelberg 1693
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me

Xbox One

  • 11-15

  • Bravery and Greed
  • Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality + The Lonely Assassins
  • Farming Simulator 22: Platinum Edition
  • Farming Simulator 22: Platinum Expansion
  • Pentiment
  • RWBY: Arrowfell
  • Somerville
  • 11-16

  • Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
  • Super Chicken Jumper
  • 11-17

  • As Far As The Eye
  • Goat Simulator 3
  • Starsand
  • 11-18

  • Babol the Walking Box
  • Heidelberg 1693
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me

PlayStation 5

  • 11-15

  • Farming Simulator 22: Platinum Edition
  • Farming Simulator 22: Platinum Expansion
  • Garfield Lasagna Party
  • Horse Tales: Emerald Valley Ranch
  • RWBY: Arrowfell
  • Syberia: The World Before
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
  • 11-16

  • Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
  • Super Chicken Jumper
  • 11-17

  • Firefighting Simulator - The Squad
  • Goat Simulator 3
  • My Fantastic Ranch
  • Starsand
  • 11-18

  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me

PlayStation 4

  • 11-15

  • Bravery and Greed
  • Farming Simulator 22: Platinum Edition
  • Farming Simulator 22: Platinum Expansion
  • Garfield Lasagna Party
  • Horse Tales: Emerald Valley Ranch
  • RWBY: Arrowfell
  • 11-16

  • Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
  • Finding the Soul Orb
  • Super Chicken Jumper
  • 11-17

  • Goat Simulator 3
  • My Fantastic Ranch
  • Starsand
  • 11-18

  • Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me

Switch

  • 11-14

  • McPixel 3
  • The Oregon Trail
  • 11-15

  • Bravery and Greed
  • Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality + The Lonely Assassins
  • DYSMANTLE: Underworld
  • Garfield Lasagna Party
  • Jigsaw Fun 3-in-1 Collection
  • My Universe: Pets Edition
  • RWBY: Arrowfell
  • Smurfs Kart
  • The Bounty Huntress
  • The Kingdom of Gardenia
  • 11-16

  • Cardfight!! Vanguard Dear Days
  • Super Chicken Jumper
  • 11-17

  • Chompy Chomp Chomp Party
  • Extinction Eclipse
  • Happy Animals Mini Golf
  • In Extremis DX
  • My Fantastic Ranch
  • Pixel Game Maker Series: VERZEUS
  • Q REMASTERED
  • Starsand
  • The Awakening of Mummies
  • The Closed Circle
  • The Lost Labyrinth
  • Wobbledogs: Console Edition
  • World Class Champion Soccer
  • 11-18

  • Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent
  • Finding Paradise
  • Heidelberg 1693
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm - Oddtimized Edition
  • Pid
  • Pokemon Scarlet
  • Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet Dual Pack Steelbook Edition
  • Pokemon Violet
  • Resident Evil 3: Cloud
  • Slime's Journey
  • Succubus With Guns
  • Syberia: The World Before

Comments

I am wrestling my own hand, Bruce Campbell Evil Dead 2 style, to prevent it from picking up my switch and playing Tactics Ogre: Reborn so I can check out Pentiment, which looks incredible.

Please do!

I crave vicarious enjoyment from GWJers I can trust!

I succeeded at this and...

FIND OUT IN EPISODE 841!