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

Welcome all, and happy “20th anniversary of Office Space” week! You may all sneak out early on Friday in tribute.

Paradox is celebrating with a console release of Stellaris and a huge expansion for Hearts of Iron IV. In the Man the Guns expansion, you’ll find naval combat, the vast Pacific theater, and some intriguing “what-ifs” for the pre-war democracies, such as Britain decolonising before WWII.

Another strategy release is the console version of WARTILE, which hit me in the feels for looking like an upgraded digital version of Crossbows and Catapults. Damn, it feels good to be a grognard.

There’s some Tekken 7 DLC, giving us Negan from obscure indie TV show The Walking Dead. I’m still trying to verify whether his moveset is 85% taunts, and I give 100% chance that his main finisher will be to speechify until you turn off the game completely.

I’ll toss a special shoutout to BFGE (Bartender Flair Game) for getting into the spirit of Office Space Anniversary week with a bizarre attempt to introduce superstar, competitive bartending. After watching a bunch of videos, I still have no idea how it works. It seems mostly to involve bartenders doing generic “pre-race” athlete animations, which just make them look like they are trying to shake off a small dog biting their ankles.

One of the few all-platform releases this week is RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore, an anime, hack’n’slash roguelike, though most of those descriptors put it out of my personal interest beam.

Another cross-platform release is the motocross platformer Trials Rising. Thousands of players can’t think of the Trials series without looking regretfully at the crack in the wall plaster where they hurled their controller. This iteration is boosting community features and includes a tandem mode where each player contributes half of the bike’s momentum and balance. This mechanic will surely promote cooperation and kinship among players, and ensure the safety of controllers and nearby walls.

This week, though, on the grounds of “Utility to the Revolutionary Cause,” my vote goes to a Switch release, Constructor Plus. It’s a Teen-rated city-builder that seems to want to teach kids how the world really works, providing an astute analysis of contemporary politics. I’ll let the promo materials do the talking: “Build yourself up from minor-league housing crook to interplanetary property tycoon, wheeling, dealing and thieving all the way … Use a variety of sneaky methods to do over the competition, from a selection of Undesirables to calling in the Mob when you need a more heavy-handed approach.”

‘Nuff sed.

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

PC

  • 02-25

  • Tales of Blood and Sand
  • 30 days to survive
  • Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions
  • Blades of Worlds
  • WildKids
  • Little Mouse's Encyclopedia
  • Plaguepunk Justice
  • Rhythm Overdrive
  • Apoapsis
  • Hellink
  • Erotic girls match 3
  • Deadly Kingdom
  • DUST-UP
  • Sin; Vengeance
  • Swarm Simulator: Evolution
  • Elephants Can't Jump
  • Tahko Alpine Ski
  • Transhaping
  • Woman's body: For adults
  • Death Cave
  • Saper Hentai
  • Zombie Apocalypse
  • Dodge This!
  • Hookshot
  • aMAZE Lunar
  • Super Orb Collector
  • Dream rose
  • Shop Battle
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Wrathstone
  • Mac El Oliver's Dating Trainer
  • 02-26

  • RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore
  • Trials Rising
  • Ridiculous Rugby
  • Offside
  • DiRT Rally 2.0
  • Zueirama
  • The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
  • Tales From Galaxy 34
  • Night Crisis
  • Genius! NAZI-GIRL GoePPels-Chan ep1
  • Blossoming Yandere
  • Wall Street Tycoon
  • Jungle Z
  • A Feeble Saga: Chapter I
  • Super Arcade Soccer
  • Acid Flip
  • X-POINT
  • The Witchcraft of Skysword
  • Need for Spirit: Off-Road Edition
  • UBERMOSH Vol.7
  • War of Power: The Last Fight
  • Tiger Tank 59 I Break The Fog
  • And I Must Scream
  • On Target VR Darts
  • Radical Rex
  • 02-27

  • Beacon
  • Tech Support: Error Unknown
  • Deathly Storm: The Edge of Life
  • Battlloon
  • PlanTechtor
  • Paranoia: Deliver Me
  • NieR: Automata - Game of the YoRHa Edition
  • Madorica Real Estate
  • Overcome
  • The Lost Light of Sisu
  • Bhavacakra Grace
  • Space Warfare
  • Kill The Censored
  • BionicBlitz
  • Fold
  • Fruit Punch
  • Steam and Silk
  • The Adventures of Perseus
  • Bashed.OS
  • Sacred Grove Solitaire
  • Winter Solitaire
  • 02-28

  • Ape Out
  • Fimbul
  • Block Sport
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns
  • Lost Tales - The Castle Escape
  • Flashback: 25th Anniversary
  • Primal Pursuit
  • Tekken 7 - DLC #9: Negan
  • Story of the Green Dragon
  • Road to Eden
  • Forgiveness
  • Otokomizu
  • Pogostuck: Rage With Your Friends
  • The Misadventures of Denniz & Diana
  • Panda Hero
  • Xtreme League
  • Cliche - Critical Change
  • Kill Tiger
  • BEAST KING
  • Sakura Tempest
  • Nucvivor
  • WOUNDED
  • 3rd Invasion - Zombies vs. Steel
  • Frigus Inferos
  • Happy Album
  • Ruination
  • DINO VR
  • Minda
  • Roidrekt
  • Fighters Legacy
  • Under One Wing
  • Tenebrous Dungeon
  • THE TEAR
  • Dies irae ~Interview with Kaziklu Bey~
  • Bikini Surfer Girl - Wild Wahine
  • Nogalious MSX
  • Pathogen
  • Poly Defense
  • ASTRONEST VR
  • Polygon's Royale : Season 1
  • The Castles of Burgundy
  • Grove flowers
  • Magus Over Fool
  • Land Of The Void
  • Narco Strike
  • Angry Farm
  • Offworld Trading Company: Market Corrections
  • Tekken 7 - DLC #8: Julia
  • 2ch
  • 2D Zombie Survival
  • The Secret Order 7: Shadow Breach
  • Hadaka sh*tsuji - Naked Butlers
  • 03-01

  • Love, Money, Rock'n'Roll
  • Cannon Fire
  • To Light: Ex Umbra
  • Dawn of Man
  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Pool 2D - Poolians
  • HALF DEAD 2
  • Business Magnate
  • Ski Drive: Biathlon
  • Five Day Great Escape
  • Mars Flight VR
  • NEW LIFE
  • Tiny Dangerous Dungeons
  • XONG VR
  • Thugs Law
  • Firon
  • BFGE (Bartender Flair Game)
  • Matanga
  • Keystones
  • Pew Pew Rocket
  • Overture Music Visualization
  • Astrog
  • Kageroh: Shadow Corridor
  • When the Darkness comes
  • Ecchi
  • Mola mola: Vivienne
  • Sunset Planet
  • Soko Loco Deluxe
  • Session Seven
  • Jigsaw Masterpieces
  • Rollossus
  • 2014.Aftermath
  • Alien League
  • Exteme Racing on Highway
  • Nightshade (1992)
  • 03-02

  • panda man
  • Death of desert
  • Minskies
  • 03-03

  • Super Space Jump Man

PS4

  • 02-26

  • RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore
  • Trials Rising
  • 8-Bit Invaders!
  • Stellaris: Console Edition
  • The Walking Vegetables: Radical Edition
  • Honor and Duty: D-Day
  • NieR: Automata - Game of the YoRHa Edition
  • Death Coming
  • Pic-a-Pix Classic
  • The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
  • 02-27

  • Deponia Doomsday
  • 02-27

  • WARTILE
  • 02-28

  • Blast Zone! Tournament
  • Fimbul
  • Tekken 7 - DLC #9: Negan
  • Tekken 7 - DLC #8: Julia
  • 03-01

  • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
  • Dead or Alive 6
  • The Arcslinger
  • Awesome Pea
  • Crash Dummy
  • Creepy Road
  • Doom & Destiny
  • Summer Funland
  • VERTI-GO HOME!

PSVR

  • 02-26

  • Fate/Grand Order VR feat. Mashu Kyrielight

Xbox One

  • 02-26

  • Trials Rising
  • Stellaris: Console Edition
  • DiRT Rally 2.0
  • The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
  • 8-Bit Invaders!
  • 02-27

  • Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
  • 02-28

  • Fimbul
  • Tekken 7 - DLC #9: Negan
  • Tekken 7 - DLC #8: Julia
  • 03-01

  • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Treasure Stack
  • Awesome Pea
  • Creepy Road

Switch

  • 02-26

  • RemiLore: Lost Girl in the Lands of Lore
  • Trials Rising
  • Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition
  • Fractured Minds
  • Child of Light: Ultimate Edition / Valiant Hearts: The Great War Double Pack
  • Skyhill
  • 02-27

  • The Lost Light of Sisu
  • 02-28

  • My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!?
  • V.O.I.D.
  • Space War Arena
  • Constructor Plus
  • Deltarune: Chapter 1
  • Anodyne
  • Crash Dummy
  • Ninja Village
  • Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Super Real Darwin
  • Monster Dynamite
  • 03-01

  • Treasure Stack
  • Shred! 2 - Freeride Mountainbiking
  • Pirates Pinball
  • Klondike Solitaire
  • Creepy Road
  • Awesome Pea
  • Tardy
  • 03-02

  • Riddled Corpses EX

3DS

Vita

  • 02-26

  • Pic-a-Pix Classic

RIFT

  • 02-28

  • Shadow Legend VR

Vive

Comments

Unless I missed something this week is a hard pass for me, unless Stellaris' port turns out wonderful.

The new ToeJam & Earl is on my eventual radar. Love the 90's wackiness but not actually playing the original. Curious how people find this one.

I honestly thought that Sin; Vengeance was a sequel to the infamous SiN that had simply flown under my radar. I am both gratified and disappointed that it is not.

Been playing the Trials Rising beta, and its it’s great. It’s more of the same in all the good ways, as the tracks are still inventive and fun.

The community stuff looks great, but I did not do any multiplayer. It feels like the additions to promote more social play arexwelk done. M

It’s an easy buy for me.

I see someone made the intern sort through the company's ancient files and discovered they had the license to Radical Rex.

Interested to see if Toejam & Earl is in any way worth paying attention to.

The trailer for Negan in Tekken 7 is unexpectedly well done! I don't own Tekken though.

Overall, it's a week I'm comfortable not paying attention to. Not many of those anymore nowadays.

Jayhawker wrote:

Been playing the Trials Rising beta, and its it’s great. It’s more of the same in all the good ways, as the tracks are still inventive and fun.

Have you tried the tandem bike? It is hard.

I have not. That looks ridiculous, though.