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

Welcome folks, and happy “131st Anniversary of the debut of the first jukebox” week! Invented by Louis Glass, it was displayed in the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco. At the time, it had the much catchier name of “the nickel-in-the-slot-phonograph” and could only play one song. We don’t know what the song was because the machine was destroyed in the earthquake of 1906. You may all celebrate by playing a game with a really limited soundtrack.

With Black Friday sales looming large in the US and Canada, it’s all about discounts rather than new releases. The consoles are getting a bunch of PC ports, though. At least those near-empty lists for the PS5 and XBox Series X take the edge off my new-console FOMO. I’ve made it this far in my life without experiencing the wonder of ray tracing—what’s another year or so?

On the Switch, Ponpu is an evolution of the old classic Bomberman—moving around a maze, dropping bombs, and dispatching enemies. It’s got a (take a drink) gorgeous, hand-drawn art style, with a solid single-player campaign, and frenetic multiplayer action. It will release on the other platforms in the coming weeks.

If you’re bored with murder in videogames, then indie roguelike In Celebration of Violence may seem off-putting at first, but at least it announces it intentions up front. It claims influence from The Binding of Isaac and Dark Souls and wants to be difficult (no hand holding!) and obscure (I will tell you only the basic controls and you figure out the rest!). It also gives you the freedom to play how you want—mostly by letting you kill whoever you want. But if you like playing indie games, enjoy trying to break their worlds, then laughing because the dev has anticipated your move and put something in as a nod to you, then you may like this.

Axe Cop is a beat’em-up based on the popular comic, which is part of the burgeoning “adult and child write a story together” genre. If I sound bitter, it’s only because I regret not thinking of monetising storytime with the kids.

Really the only big release of note this week is World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Caveat: I’ve never played WoW myself, but obviously any new expansion is a big deal. Given my non-expertise, WoW veterans know what’s up and don’t need me to explain the details. The refrain for potential new players is the same as with every expansion: there’s never been a better time to jump in. GOTW.

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

PC

  • 11-23

  • Black Blade (Red Rider)
  • Borderus: Angels & Demons
  • CatMafia
  • Costa's Classic Cosmic Pizzas
  • Fabulous place
  • FPV Speed Drone
  • From the Shadows
  • Hoppup!
  • Jigsaw Tour
  • Jump With Dragons
  • Laser Skirmish
  • MegaRamp
  • Quarry Simulator 2020
  • Rekt: Crash Test
  • SamuraiZero
  • Shotgun, Dungeons, Laser Traps
  • Soarocity
  • Tower
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • X Game
  • 11-24

  • Angry Fugu
  • Corridor
  • DEUS EX MACHINA: Episode 1
  • Doctor Bunny
  • Football Manager 2021
  • Football Manager 2021 Touch
  • HANAMI
  • Queerskins: a love story
  • RAM Pressure
  • Rise of the samurai in VR
  • STG Opening Chapter: Become on Immortal
  • TWWWR
  • Vortex Escape
  • 11-25

  • 100 hidden gnomes
  • Bob Help Them
  • Dark Unreal
  • Dungeon & Heros
  • Esper Uprising: Hearts of Crystal
  • GraviFire
  • HIVESWAP: Act 2
  • Initial Drift Online
  • Kuro Neko
  • Light For Plants
  • Neon Wings: Air Race
  • Paper Tales - Catch Up Games
  • Sky Haven
  • Stress Random
  • Take Me Home (Alexander Salcedo)
  • The Life of Bally
  • TRACK
  • Whiskey & Zombies: The Great Southern Zombie Escape
  • 11-26

  • Android Hunter A
  • Axe Cop
  • Battle Arena VR
  • Blind_
  • BROTHER WAKE UP
  • Castle of the Land
  • Dawn of the Mexica
  • Don't Be Afraid
  • Imagine Lifetimes
  • Isolomus
  • Movie Tycoon Simulator 2020
  • NEKOPARA Vol. 4
  • Planet Blood
  • Sisters Royale: Five Sisters Under Fire
  • Tetrogue Dragons
  • Winter Resort Simulator Season 2
  • 11-27

  • A Monster, The Mauler
  • AlienDuel Elements
  • Awakened: Dark Space
  • Bubble Girl
  • Demon Turf: Trials
  • ERO Shooter
  • Eugene's Dream: The Daily Ins And Outs Of A Sane Robot In An Insane World
  • Heidelberg 1693
  • HINGE: Episode 1
  • LAST LAND
  • Miner: Dig Deep
  • Roscosmas Landing
  • Royal Roads 2 The Magic Box
  • Self gunsbase
  • Sheep Cutter
  • Social Distancing
  • Spinny's Journey
  • THE MONSTER OF MEMORY:DESTINY
  • The Wizard Game
  • 11-28

  • Christmas Rampage
  • SIDE
  • 11-29

  • Ricky did nothing wrong
  • Stars Survivor

Xbox Series X

PlayStation 5

  • 11-24

  • Just Dance 2021

PlayStation 4

  • 11-24

  • BFF or Die
  • In Celebration of Violence
  • 11-25

  • Star Renegades
  • Vigor

Xbox One

  • 11-25

  • BFF or Die
  • My Aunt is a Witch
  • Out of Space: Couch Edition
  • Strike Force 2 - Terrorist Hunt
  • Towaga: Among Shadows

Switch

  • 11-24

  • 2URVIVE
  • Monster Truck Championship
  • Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness
  • Tracks - Toybox Edition
  • 11-25

  • My Aunt is a Witch
  • Out of Space: Couch Edition
  • Strike Force 2 - Terrorist Hunt
  • 11-26

  • Arrog
  • In Celebration of Violence
  • LoveKami: Divinity Stage
  • Maid of Sker
  • Nordlicht
  • Picklock
  • Picross S 5
  • QV
  • Root Double: Before Crime * After Days - Xtend Edition
  • Sky Mercenaries Redux
  • The Alto Collection
  • The Explorer of Night
  • 11-27

  • BFF or Die
  • Destropolis
  • Girabox
  • More Dark
  • Tiny World Racing
  • 11-29

  • Ponpu

Comments

Lots of new games coming out for these new consoles!

I've been playing Fallout 4 on a Series S (60 fps ftw!). I'll find myself a busted jukebox in your honor, Felix.

Please do!

I've been on a Fallout 4 revival too, trying out mods on PS4. It's been fun -- craftable fusion cores ftw! I kinda think F4 was robbed in GOTD discussions now, but I guess you can only pick 1 out of it and Skyrim.

A new WoW expansion is released and I am not playing it.

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Felix Threepaper wrote:

Please do!

I've been on a Fallout 4 revival too, trying out mods on PS4. It's been fun -- craftable fusion cores ftw! I kinda think F4 was robbed in GOTD discussions now, but I guess you can only pick 1 out of it and Skyrim.

I've bounced off it three or four times. I didn't want more Fallout when it came out, I wanted more Elder Scrolls. Instead I ended up playing ESO, which is a good mmo.

Fallout 76 brought me back in, but I think I prefer the deeper sp experience without the survival aspects (ie. food not spoiling).

But, really, the 60 fps makes it much more enjoyable to play. And that's after I dropped another 50 hours into Skyrim on Switch this year.

Aristophan wrote:

A new WoW expansion is released and I am not playing it.

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SAYS THE PERSON PUTTING THEIR POST ON THE FRONT PAGE AND NOT IN THE WOW THREAD!

Scaredy cat.

I triple dog dare you to post in the Wow thread.

Free DLC for Hotshot Racing.... sweet.