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

Welcome, and happy “254th anniversary of the patenting of the first fire escape” week! It was a wicker basket on a chain with a pulley. It would be another 121 years until Anna Connelly patented the more recognisable iron-rail bridge stairs in 1887. This design was included in the first ever building codes for New York City, and that’s why you see them everywhere today.

The big-ticket item this week is the Final Fantasy VII Remake, but only the Midgar section since the remake is releasing episodically. The combat has been tweaked, the graphics have been buffed, and new content has been included. We Aussies got a head start on this one—it’s been available in stores all weekend—after copies were shipped out early and someone broke street date. However, I can’t tell you anything new because Squenix has been squishing any playthrough vids.

If you’re looking for a turn-based RPG that adds a few layers of meta onto its ‘90s nostalgia kick, Galaxy Pen and Paper +1 Edition is coming out on the non-Switch consoles.

I am duty-bound to shout out AFL Evolution 2. While it’s the only best AFL series around, the most fun, by all accounts, is found in exhibition or tournament mode. The career and campaign modes are janky in a thousand small ways and bury the fun underneath a pile of menus. Unless the game is trying to make a point about how the moneyball spreadsheet jockeys have taken over the game, buyer beware.

Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike is the console release of this indie, PC game from 2015. It’s FTL meets Mad Max—specifically, driving a battle truck through a wasteland, fending off hordes of other vehicles. It wants to be as unforgiving as FTL, with the proc-gen algorithm weighted to throw you curveballs. I never finished FTL, but still got plenty of good hours from it. Convoy may be too arbitrarily brutal, but it’s copying from the best, and it’s got a vibe that reminds me of the classic 1985 game Autoduel. That’s enough for a GOTW.

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

PC

  • 04-06

  • Another Try
  • Box Nation
  • Burst Drive
  • Choco Pixel 4
  • Great Adventure in the World of Sky
  • Istoria
  • Peekaboo Collection - 3 Tales of Horror
  • ReThink | Evolved 4
  • Skin and Bones
  • The Last Turret
  • Ufflegrim
  • 04-07

  • Agents: Biohunters
  • Badlands
  • Blindblade2
  • Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories
  • Geezer Gus: The Meteorite Motel
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus - Additional Character Set 4 (Djeeta)
  • Infinite Dronin
  • Let's Cook Together
  • Nations At War Digital
  • OctaFight
  • Pattern
  • Planet Zoo: South America Pack
  • Retro Vaders: Reloaded
  • Sophie's Cubes
  • 04-08

  • Bear Party: Adventure
  • Dark Disharmony
  • Delirium
  • Easy puzzle: Bridges
  • Em-A-Zurvival
  • Endless Savagery
  • Gado Fight
  • Godking: Master of Rituals
  • Humanity
  • Once Upon an Electric Dream
  • Path Of Aurora
  • Shadow Puppets & Beijing opera
  • Sludge Life
  • Squatch
  • Tune the Tone
  • Virtual Battlegrounds (CyberDream)
  • Virtual Viking
  • 04-09

  • Ancient Enemy
  • Army and Strategy: The Crusades
  • Bastard Little Zombie
  • Blackstone Academy for the Magical Arts
  • Bombergeddon
  • Easy puzzle: Streets
  • fantastic kingdom
  • Farmtale
  • Go Kart Run!
  • Hinterhalt 3
  • holedown
  • Hooplord
  • Ironlights
  • Mask of Mists
  • Piczle Cross Adventure
  • Race Maniacs
  • Radio General
  • Space Raiders in Space
  • The Procession to Calvary
  • Virus Popper
  • Wanderlust: Transsiberian
  • Warp Factor
  • Wolf & Pigs
  • Zom Zom
  • 04-10

  • A Buttload of Free Games
  • Alder's Blood
  • BH Trials
  • Doctor Klyvinski
  • Echoes of Nocturnal Chords
  • Group Project Simulator
  • Lusitania
  • Madness Fantasy
  • Miku
  • Mini Railway
  • Shadow Gangs
  • Tower of God
  • Unchained
  • VR Mini Bowling 2
  • Xenovaders
  • 04-12

  • Aquarium Life
  • Day and Night (Nerctic Game)
  • Thrice in a row

PS4

  • 04-07

  • Below
  • Construction Simulator 3: Console Edition
  • Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories
  • FORM
  • Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus - Additional Character Set 3 (Soriz)
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus - Additional Character Set 4 (Djeeta)
  • Null Drifter
  • Rush Rover
  • Slime Rancher: Deluxe Edition
  • 04-08

  • A Room Where Art Conceals
  • Biped
  • Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike
  • Sharknado VR: Eye of the Storm
  • 04-09

  • AFL Evolution 2
  • Troubleshooter
  • 04-10

  • Braveland Trilogy
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake

Xbox One

  • 04-07

  • Slime Rancher: Deluxe Edition
  • 04-08

  • Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike
  • Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition
  • 04-09

  • Beholder 2
  • 04-10

  • BQM - BlockQuest Maker-
  • Braveland Trilogy
  • Obduction
  • Retro Tanks
  • 04-11

  • Space Engineers

Switch

  • 04-07

  • Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories
  • Grimvalor
  • 04-08

  • Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike
  • Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition
  • Ubongo
  • 04-09

  • Bridge! 3
  • Fight of Animals
  • Gunbrick: Reloaded
  • Monster Viator
  • Vigor
  • 04-10

  • RMX Real Motocross
  • 04-11

  • Tharsis

Vita

  • 04-07

  • Rush Rover

Comments

I like Convoy. It's a good game to chill out with as long as you don't mind restarting.