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IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-13445.jpg)   Felix “49%” Threepaper

Welcome, and happy “67th Anniversary of the first successful test of the polio vaccine” week! You may all celebrate by remembering that Jonas Salk, the doctor who led the team that developed it, famously refused to patent the vaccine, saying, “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”

VR has been commercially available for around 6 years now, but has yet to break big. VR fans say that all it needs is a killer app. Half-Life: Alyx may not be the one—it may merely be a very good game. It certainly has the look and feel of a next-gen Half-Life. You have a pair of grabby gloves that force-pull stuff towards you. I saw some cool moments in the preview videos; the best was while Alyx took cover behind a car and a dude came around to flank her. She used the grabby gloves to pull the car door open between them, creating cover, then slammed it in the dude’s face when he came closer.

Will Half-Life: Alyx put VR headsets in every home? Will it revolutionise shooters for a new decade? Will it tie up loose ends from Half Life 2: Episode 2? No pressure. GOTW.

For those of you who game without a vomit bucket handy, there’s DLC for some 2019 hits. If you read the case files in Control and thought it would be fun to do field missions and investigate Altered World Events, too bad. Because Control: The Foundation is obeying directions to stay inside the house. Luckily, it’s the Oldest House, so things will still be fuh-reakay. It takes place after the main game and gives you some new abilities: Shape/Create and Shape/Fracture. Beyond that, the devs aren’t saying much, except that they’re providing more open, high-ceilinged areas, so you can really play around with Levitate.

Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles is similarly geared toward luring back folks who have already finished the main campaign. There’s new legendary gear, a new campaign that starts at a wedding, and a host of other buffs and tweaks.

This week, the Switch gets Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order - Expansion 3 - Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom. The title says all you need to know about what’s in it. Also, a bunch of ports are coming to the Switch, including a remastered version of Saint’s Row IV, which is worth checking out if you play open world games and wonder “Why can’t I just have all these powers from the start?”

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

PC

  • 03-23

  • BallClimbing
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • I'm on Observation Duty 2: Timothy's Revenge
  • Investigation Forces: Operation Zero
  • Man Face Spider I
  • Pirates? Pirates!
  • QUIZ PRO! - General Knowledge
  • ReThink | Evolved 4
  • Rhythm of the Gods
  • Squares Story
  • Stolen Rage
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
  • The Long Sky VR
  • The Tide
  • 03-24

  • Anno 1800: Seat of Power
  • BIGHARDSUN
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Clicker Legends
  • Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition
  • Galactic Center VR
  • Lovehammer 400 000: The Buttlerian Crusade
  • Output Pasture
  • Project DeepWeb
  • Rhythmy
  • The Revenge of Johnny Bonasera: Episode 4
  • Torque Drift
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution
  • 03-25

  • Aerial Raver
  • AftLife
  • Breaking Blocks
  • Cyber Battle 69
  • Down tunnel bird
  • Idle Hero World
  • iMemo
  • Iron Danger
  • Jeremiah
  • Littlewing
  • Mira
  • Northern Tale 5: Revival
  • Simple Farm
  • Total Lockdown
  • Two Point Hospital: Off the Grid
  • Warp Factor
  • Where's Home?
  • 03-26

  • Anou Hi Ken ta Yuuhi
  • Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition
  • Assemble with Care
  • Atlantica Global
  • Back Home
  • Ballavita
  • Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles
  • Control: The Foundation
  • Down The Rabbit Hole
  • fantastic kingdom
  • Freedom Isn't Free
  • Get Out...
  • Last Oasis
  • Mad Fighter
  • ManaTech
  • Miner's Mettle
  • Monsters of Kanji 2
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
  • One Step From Eden
  • PAPER TANKS
  • Succubus Domination
  • The Room VR: A Dark Matter
  • Trailer Trashers
  • Unbound: Worlds Apart Prologue
  • Urban Cards
  • Vaster Claws 3: Dragon slayer of the God world
  • 03-27

  • Andarigas
  • Another Try
  • Archaid
  • Around the Fire
  • Biped
  • Buried Chambers
  • Clipped
  • Collective: the Community Created Card Game
  • Cyber Driver VR
  • Derange
  • Gigantosaurus: The Game
  • Gigantosaurus: The Game
  • Gordian Quest
  • Handbags for 3D Visual Novel Maker
  • Knight's Retreat
  • KnightOut
  • Malvin's Prehistoric Adventures
  • MarsPlan
  • Mayhem Masters
  • Oneiros
  • Paperball
  • Pizza Delivery Boy
  • Project Heartbeat
  • Protective Clothing
  • Runaway Demon Bride
  • Soldier Matt Sowards
  • Starport Delta
  • Sunrise 7
  • System Invaders
  • The Last Archwing
  • The Valley of Super Flowers
  • Total Madness
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late|cl-r|
  • Valkyrie's Arrow
  • Wing of Misadventure
  • 03-29

  • Computer Physics Simulator 2020

PS4

  • 03-24

  • Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition
  • Dissection
  • Dogurai
  • Duck Souls+
  • Element Space
  • Freedom Finger
  • Moons of Madness
  • Odallus: The Dark Call
  • Oniken + Odallus Collection
  • Oniken: Unstoppable Edition
  • Paper Beast
  • Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure
  • WARTILE
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution
  • 03-26

  • Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition
  • Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles
  • Control: The Foundation
  • Mekorama
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • The Room VR: A Dark Matter
  • 03-27

  • Gigantosaurus: The Game
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

Xbox One

  • 03-24

  • Bleeding Edge
  • Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition
  • Element Space
  • Freedom Finger
  • Moons of Madness
  • WARTILE
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution
  • 03-26

  • Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition
  • Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles
  • Mekorama
  • 03-27

  • Children of Zodiarcs
  • Gigantosaurus: The Game
  • Inops
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

Switch

  • 03-23

  • Bug Academy
  • Rhythm of the Gods
  • 03-24

  • Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition
  • Hyperspace Delivery Service
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York
  • 03-26

  • Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition
  • DreamGallery
  • Grand Guilds
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order - Expansion 3 - Fantastic Four: Shadow of Doom
  • Mekorama
  • NecroWorm
  • One Step From Eden
  • Sin Slayers: Enhanced Edition
  • Trailer Trashers
  • 03-27

  • Children of Zodiarcs
  • Gigantosaurus: The Game
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
  • Railway Empire
  • Repressed
  • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected

Vita

  • 03-24

  • Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure

Comments

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4! Finally! PW3 was my introduction to the world of One Piece and it was a good one. I'd go so far as to say it's the best musou game I've ever played. Course, since it is a musou game, I won't be buying it until a sale and/or the inevitable 'complete' edition.

Going out of my mind for HL Alyx! Got it pre-loaded and can't wait for the reviews to drop in less than two hours.