June 1 - 7


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

It’s a strange day to do a twee writeup of upcoming video game releases. There is no anniversary of greater importance this week than the one so many are making right now. Solidarity to all the folks on the front line of the fight against racism and police brutality. No justice, no peace.

As for the games this week—that big gap in the release schedule is where E3 used to be. Over the coming weeks, devs and publishers will be putting out plenty of promotional videos, next-gen console announcements, and whatnot.

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection bundles up Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert, plus all their expansions. Just hearing the soundtrack again twangs the nostalgia strings. This looks like a visual upgrade—nothing has been done to rebalance the gameplay—and a few UI tweaks. You can switch between the old and new graphics during missions, but apparently the devs lost the original FMV files, so all they could do was upscale them. With the additional release of the source code, mod support is official. The multiplayer may not hold up, but I remember the single-player campaigns being solid. The devs seem to agree, because they said they couldn’t remaster the gameplay without breaking the missions.

The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle is the first simultaneous launch of a Sims expansion across all consoles (except Switch). This expansion factors in environmental effects; so now you can either try to clean up the pollution or revel in the trash. Sims will have an ‘Eco Footprint’ measured by how much power and water they use, which will determine how polluted their neighborhoods get and how unhealthy they become. You can play in the polluted world with—I kid you not—dumpster-diving mechanics to find crafting materials, or you can try and clean it up with sustainable energy and recycling. There's biofuel, bug farms and… meat walls?

VALORANT, the 5v5 multiplayer shooter from Riot Games, has been in beta for a while and was discussed at length on episode 706 of the Conference Call. The general consensus is that it’s somewhere between Overwatch and Counter-Strike. If that means anything to you, check it out.

Liberated is billed as a “playable graphic novel” from Polish devs, Atomic Wolf. Each episode is presented as an issue of a comic book. It’s got a striking, black-and-white art style, and the story unfolds in comic panels, then switches to side-scrolling action and puzzling, and back to panels again. It’s a noir, cyberpunk tale set in a near-future, authoritarian, surveillance state with a nascent revolution. You play from the point of view of characters on both sides of the boot. I have no idea how it handles the heavy political themes, but the promo materials are talking a big game. I can’t imagine why this game is resonating this week. GOTW.

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


  • 06-01

  • 486
  • Apoc Runner
  • Box Voyage
  • Carrion
  • Color Game
  • Covid Tale: Ignorance
  • DeepSea (Orangutan)
  • Diabotical
  • Droid Invaders
  • Einsteins Riddle
  • encrypt.
  • Face on Fire
  • Fear Of The Dark
  • Gedonia
  • Hitsuji Kyouju
  • Methods: The Detective Competition
  • NeuroHex: Hacking, Spying, Sabotage
  • Our Beautiful Earth
  • Quest Together
  • Rebirth (Cross Continental Studios)
  • Reforged TD
  • Sakura Knight 2
  • Schwarzerblitz
  • Simply Puzzles: Codewords
  • space shooter
  • Space Simulation Toolkit
  • Survivalist: Invisible Strain
  • The way of angel's rebirth
  • Time Of Special Team(T.O.S.T)
  • Virus Madness - Dungeons of your Body
  • 06-02

  • Disc Ninja
  • Drone Wars VR
  • Hyde & Zeke
  • Knight's maze
  • P.A.I.N.T.
  • The Dungeon Paradox
  • The Rogue Cavern
  • 06-03

  • Craftopia
  • Dead Age 2
  • Fareo: Shadowlands
  • FirstQueen1 NEXT
  • Lotion samurai
  • Nightmare Simulator 2 Rebirth
  • Power Of Seasons
  • Quest 4 Papa
  • Welcome to Elk: The first stories
  • 06-04

  • CurryKitten FPV Simulator
  • Heroes of Fantasia
  • Life of a Mercenary
  • Lightsaber Masta VR
  • Music Ball
  • My hidden things
  • Opening Up
  • Pandemic
  • Railroad Corporation: Civil War
  • Sangokushi Moushou
  • Santa Monica Paradise
  • Swamp Castle
  • The Light
  • The Magic Elevator
  • The Wizards - Dark Times
  • War for Magincia
  • 06-05

  • Apollon 88
  • BorderCollie Game
  • Burning Knight
  • Carrier Battles 4 Guadalcanal
  • Command & Conquer Remastered Collection
  • Huuma Mina: The Secret of Immortality
  • Inconsistencies
  • Kharon's Crypt - Even Death May Die
  • Ninja Scarf
  • Paradise Island
  • Possession 1881
  • Sbeve
  • Sentimental K
  • TAG
  • The Island Story
  • The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle
  • The Vox: Tower Defense
  • Touhou Chireiden ~ Subterranean Animism.
  • Touhou Fuujinroku ~ Mountain of Faith.
  • Touhou Seirensen ~ Undefined Fantastic Object.
  • VR Beach Dance
  • 06-06

  • Quickscoper Doge: The Dank Illuminati Memes
  • 06-07

  • Autumn-Chess
  • Electric Train


  • 06-04

  • Tour de France 2020
  • 06-05

  • The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle

Xbox One

  • 06-03

  • Awesome Pea 2
  • Depth of Extinction
  • 06-04

  • Tour de France 2020
  • 06-05

  • Cyber Protocol
  • Outbuddies DX
  • Rigid Force Redux
  • The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle
  • We Were Here Together


  • 06-01

  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys
  • 06-02

  • Liberated
  • 06-03

  • Awesome Pea 2
  • 06-04

  • Depth of Extinction
  • The TakeOver
  • 06-05

  • Bridge Strike
  • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
  • Knight Squad
  • Outbuddies DX
  • Pinball Lockdown
  • Rigid Force Redux
  • Strawberry Vinegar
  • The Outer Worlds
  • They Came From the Sky
  • 06-06

  • Potata: Fairy Flower
  • Super Holobunnies: Pause Cafe


Just a few resources and opportunities for support:

US – Bail funds/Legal Help by City here: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0...

Australia – Donate to a legal fund to seek justice for the death in police custody of an Indigenous man here:

Read: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeama Oluo.