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IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/pictures/picture-13445.jpg)   Felix “It’s a Nietzsche Reference” Threepaper

Welcome folks, and happy “108th Anniversary of Mary Pickford’s million-dollar contract” week!

Mary Pickford was a titan of the early film industry. On 24 June 1916, she signed the first million-dollar contract in Hollywood. After appearing in 51 features in 1909, she was known as the Queen of the Movies. She was one of the 36 founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a co-founder of United Artists with Charlie Chaplin, and won an Oscar for her first role in a talkie. You may all celebrate by playing a game with a strong female lead.

If devs were holding games back last week because they knew everyone would be playing Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree, they’re holding back this week because they know everyone needs a new controller. That is some hard DLC, even by Fromsoft standards.

No, that’s not a glitch in the List-O-Matic: Go Go Jump!! and Go Go Jump!!! are two separate games. They call themselves “survival platformers”, which is kinda all platformers, if you think about it. The exclamation points are like numerals; I hope it doesn’t catch on.

Back in 1983, a computer science professor named Robert Koeneke was in love with seminal game Rogue but he could not play it on the computers at his university. So he wrote his own: Dungeon of Moria, where you explore the mines of Moria from Lord of the Rings using a D&D ruleset. The aim is to get to the bottom level and defeat the Balrog. As the first game to come after Rogue, it is the first roguelike. Koeneke included some innovations that have become standard, such as having a town as a base that you can come back to for some shopping, healing or rolling up a new party after the last one got wiped. Mines of Moria (An Adventurer's Touch) is a straight remake. Unlike the recent Wizardry remake, there’s no graphical upgrades. This is the original game, ASCII graphics and all. The only new quality-of-life features are a checkpoint system, which saves at the start of each level of the mines, and an “Undo” feature that lets you undo actions up to your last checkpoint.

Other remakes this week include Luigi's Mansion 2 HD, which continues Nintendo’s mission to port all 3DS games to the Switch. Then there’s Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Remastered, which is the last of the Sam & Max trilogy that was released by Telltale in 2010. So it’s a remake of a reboot.

Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition is coming out to remind people that Beyond Good and Evil 2 is also still coming out, apparently. Extra features include teasers for the sequel, which has been so long coming that most fans have likely given up on it.

When people think of Robin Hood, they think about how he developed a small treehouse into a thriving pre-industrial town that dominated the Sherwood economy. That’s what Robin Hood - Sherwood Builders reckons, anyway. This is an action RPG with base-building, where you need to build up your home base and enslave recruit folks to do various chores around base to make numbers go up. Think Fallout 4. It looks OK, but also like they just slapped the Robin Hood name on it to get some attention. And hey, it worked, because I’m shouting it out.

Bakusou Jigen Neptune VS Kyoshin Surainu is a spinoff game in the Hyperdimension Neptunia world, where you ride motorbikes and try to collect ‘dogoos’ on the back, while other people also try to do same. Different dogoos grant different status effects when collected, and you can use them to attack other players to steal their dogoos.

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical - Orpheus will feature 6 new songs and some new cast members in a side story for this intriguing RPG where the dialogue choices are lyrical choices.

It’s slim pickings this week. The archivist in me wants to vote for Mines of Moria (An Adventurer's Touch) on game history principles. Instead, I guess I’ll go with Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition. I never played the original, so now I can see what all the fuss was about and take my place in the pining throng, endlessly waiting for the sequel that never comes.

GWJ Word of the Week

ASCII: short for American Standard Code for Information Interchange, which I did not know until 3 seconds ago. I thought it was just when you used letters, numbers and punctuation symbols as graphics, but apparently it’s a whole-ass system for encoding these symbols. It was based on telegraph code and used in early Teletype but could only do 128 characters. Now everyone uses Unicode, which can do thousands of characters, even emoji. Progress!

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

PC

  • 06-25

  • 3D PUZZLE - Hospital 4
  • 3D PUZZLE - OldHospital
  • 3D PUZZLE - OutPost
  • 3D PUZZLE - Rusty
  • 3D PUZZLE - Underground
  • A Little To The Left: Seeing Stars
  • Asterisk 2: Next -Now a Days-
  • Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Break a Leg
  • Cafe Rosa
  • Chapatriste
  • City Rickshaw Transporter
  • Eternal Cocoon
  • Frogun Encore
  • Get Rich
  • GUNCHO
  • Hide and Seek 2
  • Journey of Flame
  • My Museum: Treasure Hunter
  • Parking Expert 2!
  • Riven
  • Salvation Hours
  • Slide!
  • SmashGirls
  • Space Trail Fireworks
  • Strategic Command WWII: War in the Pacific
  • Terro Eliminator
  • The Mobius: Apartment
  • Until Then
  • Up Up & Down!
  • Wandering Wonderland Online
  • Welcome to Everdell
  • 06-26

  • 4D Games
  • busy streets
  • Cats and Seek - Pirates
  • Escape From Castle Frankenstein
  • Everspell
  • Fall Of Mankind
  • I Am Part-time Worker!!
  • Lizard Quest!
  • Madiha In The Forsaken Dungeon
  • Moth Planet
  • Natsu-Mon: 20th Century Summer Vacation
  • OKeverything
  • Pharmacy Simulator: Prologue
  • Poisonous Abyss
  • Rota's Nautical Chronicles of Trade
  • Sarah's Adventure: Time Travel
  • Shadowed Descent
  • Stack Surge
  • STREET UNI X
  • Summer Clover
  • Train Capacity 300%
  • Trial Traction
  • Underwater abyss
  • 06-27

  • Candle Wood
  • Candy Golf
  • Cthulhu Mythos ADV Ju Wazawai ni Shizumu Shima
  • Cubicatch
  • Demons are coming!
  • Diffieland III
  • Ducky: The Brave
  • falling flower
  • Floink Yoink
  • Idiots' Fantasy
  • Infinite Innocence
  • Mechanical Siege (Sole Proprietorship)
  • Mines of Moria (An Adventurer's Touch)
  • Multiplayer Survivors
  • NeoSprint
  • Park the Retro Car
  • Polyoshapes
  • Sleep Simulator (CharlyKuschel)
  • SPYxANYA: Operation Memories
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical - Orpheus
  • Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition
  • Synthetic Soul: Onyx
  • The Jumper Ninja
  • Thrilling Racing
  • Trade And Fight
  • Where is the Tutorial
  • 06-28

  • BANAN'EM UP!
  • Beetle Ninja
  • Casino Simulator 2024
  • Chase the Gangsters
  • Chess Club Valley
  • Control the Ball
  • Cryptic Route
  • Crystal Soul Chambers
  • Don't Let It Die
  • Doukyuusei 2 Remake
  • DUEHOLO
  • Exorcist: Reviewer of Minds
  • Fingun Forever!
  • Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports
  • Hanagane Kanade * Gram - Chapter:3 Hoshiizumi Kotona
  • Iltami
  • Into the Deep Dark Green Sleep
  • Knightess
  • Lifeforms: Binary Fission
  • Love Crescendo
  • Mark Sheet Yomitori Kimi 5
  • Miniparty
  • MyLittlePool
  • Nangoku Prison
  • Night Poetry
  • Onslaught on the Solar Frontier
  • Oppai Life + Joi Okkusu + Kosutte! My Honey
  • Parkour Labs
  • Poly Plaza
  • Project Kunlun
  • Quintus and the Formidable Curse
  • Set Sail! Arena
  • Spectral Climb
  • StreamerBeater
  • Teatime Samurai
  • The Black Knight Chronicles - The Widow without Time
  • The Super Pie Throwing
  • TRYSET Break 5th Golden Pack Vol.1
  • TRYSET Break 5th Golden Pack Vol.2
  • TRYSET Break 5th Golden Pack Vol.3
  • Wonder World
  • 06-30

  • Angel of Death
  • Archesis
  • Aura of Worlds
  • Aurelia
  • Befuddle: The Bewitching Puzzle Party Game
  • Chrono Stone
  • Detonation Sauce University
  • First Person Shooter
  • FLIKK
  • Garage Sale
  • GNOMONIC
  • HAPPY SAINT SHEOL
  • HPL: Nyarlathotep Rising
  • HYPERBEAT
  • IMMAY
  • Irem Collection Volume 3
  • Kamikaze Lassplanes
  • Klaus Lee - Thunderballs
  • Leader of the Pack
  • Loading...
  • Lurk And Rouse
  • Mind Control: Bloody Renaissance
  • Monospaced Lovers
  • Moriarty Chronicles
  • Mossroot
  • Ono Destroyer
  • Perennial Order
  • Pixel Dash
  • Planet Boom
  • Puyo Puyo Adventure
  • Quest for Gold
  • RoboWarehouse
  • Runeroots TD
  • Sakura And The Airyvixen
  • Seed of Pandora: Legend of the Gaia Tree
  • Settle Gliese
  • Shanghai1920-XZ
  • Skopje '83
  • Squiigee
  • Tartaria: The forgotten tale
  • Tenebris: Terra Incognita
  • The Beekeeper's Picnic
  • The Bornless
  • The End of the Sun
  • The Zebra-Man!
  • Think And Co-op
  • Veiled Edge
  • Wheel Stars
  • Wren's Resurgence
  • Z-Grav: Clash
  • ZOA Protocol

Xbox Series X

  • 06-25

  • A Little To The Left: Seeing Stars
  • Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Frogun Encore
  • Graven
  • 06-26

  • Go Go Jump!!
  • Go Go Jump!!!
  • 06-27

  • Blacksad: Under the Skin
  • NeoSprint
  • Payday 3: Chapter 2 - Boys in Blue
  • Robin Hood - Sherwood Builders
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical - Orpheus
  • 06-28

  • 34 Sports Games: World Edition
  • Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports
  • Last Night of Winter
  • 06-30

  • Bloomtown: A Different Story
  • Cities: Skylines II
  • Irem Collection Volume 3
  • Kemono Heroes
  • Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Remastered
  • Spica Adventure
  • The Lullaby of Life

Xbox One

  • 06-25

  • A Little To The Left: Seeing Stars
  • Frogun Encore
  • Graven
  • 06-26

  • Go Go Jump!!
  • Go Go Jump!!!
  • 06-27

  • NeoSprint
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical - Orpheus
  • 06-28

  • 34 Sports Games: World Edition
  • Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports
  • Last Night of Winter
  • 06-30

  • Irem Collection Volume 3
  • Kemono Heroes
  • Spica Adventure

PlayStation 5

  • 06-25

  • A Little To The Left: Seeing Stars
  • Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Frogun Encore
  • Graven
  • Until Then
  • 06-26

  • Go Go Jump!!
  • Go Go Jump!!!
  • 06-27

  • Bakusou Jigen Neptune VS Kyoshin Surainu
  • Exo One
  • Payday 3: Chapter 2 - Boys in Blue
  • planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet & Snow Globe
  • Pocket Bravery
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical - Orpheus
  • Wanderer: The Fragments of Fate
  • 06-28

  • 34 Sports Games: World Edition
  • Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports
  • Last Night of Winter
  • SPYxANYA: Operation Memories
  • 06-30

  • Akka Arrh VR
  • Bloomtown: A Different Story
  • Cities: Skylines II
  • Irem Collection Volume 3
  • Kemono Heroes
  • Lost In Fantaland
  • Mononoke no Kuni
  • Spica Adventure

PlayStation 4

  • 06-25

  • A Little To The Left: Seeing Stars
  • Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Frogun Encore
  • Graven
  • 06-26

  • Go Go Jump!!
  • Go Go Jump!!!
  • 06-27

  • Arcana Alchemia
  • Bakusou Jigen Neptune VS Kyoshin Surainu
  • Exo One
  • Pocket Bravery
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical - Orpheus
  • Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon
  • 06-28

  • 34 Sports Games: World Edition
  • Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports
  • SPYxANYA: Operation Memories
  • 06-30

  • Irem Collection Volume 3
  • Kemono Heroes
  • Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Remastered
  • Spica Adventure
  • TO THE TOP: Ato no Ijin-tachi

Nintendo Switch

  • 06-25

  • A Little To The Left: Seeing Stars
  • Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Frogun Encore
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble
  • Vera Blanc Supernatural Mysteries
  • 06-26

  • Go Go Jump!!
  • Go Go Jump!!!
  • 06-27

  • A Street Cat's Tale 2: Outside is Dangerous
  • Arcana Alchemia
  • Bakusou Jigen Neptune VS Kyoshin Surainu
  • Boat Driver: Ship Parking Simulator
  • Cape's Escape Game 9th Room
  • Flying Tank
  • Fortress Challenge: Fort Boyard
  • FROGUE
  • Gothic: Classic Khorinis Saga
  • How to Sing to Open Your Heart Remastered
  • Iwakura Aria
  • Luigi's Mansion 2 HD
  • Make it! Yakitori
  • Merge Block Puzzle
  • NeoSprint
  • Noraneko Monogatari - Nekoneko Edition
  • planetarian: Snow Globe
  • planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet & Snow Globe
  • Radiant Tale: Fanfare!
  • RIZAP for Nintendo Switch Taikan! Rhythm Training
  • Room Renovator: Furniture Decor Simulator
  • Shogun
  • Shoukoinmetsu Ya Doukoku no Marionette
  • Synaxarion: Great Martyr Theodore the Tyro
  • Tchia
  • Topple Zip
  • Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon
  • Ultra Hard! Spot the Difference Challenge
  • Whacking Hell!
  • 06-28

  • 34 Sports Games: World Edition
  • Air Sea Modern Conflict
  • At Your Feet
  • Dead Station 2
  • Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports
  • Last Night of Winter
  • Nocturnal Visitors
  • Offroad Masters: Motocross Races
  • Yori's Journey: Forgotten Origins
  • 06-29

  • Aqua Puzzle Adventures
  • Climbing Over It with a Spear
  • Construct Farm
  • Escape from the Tower
  • Switch Race
  • 06-30

  • Aura of Worlds
  • Bloomtown: A Different Story
  • Irem Collection Volume 3
  • Lost In Fantaland
  • Mononoke no Kuni
  • Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Remastered
  • Spica Adventure
  • The Gecko Gods
  • The Lullaby of Life
  • TO THE TOP: Ato no Ijin-tachi
  • Voice Love on Air
  • Void's Ballad

Comments

And the HD remake of Riven is out this week!

I can't believe I Myst that.

Budum tish!

I really enjoyed Riven back in the day. One or two moments still live with me.

Sidebar: you have GOT to let the CC hosts how to pronounce your handle -- I reckon it's "Higgledy" to sound like "Wiggle-dee" (as in higgledy piggledy) not "hig-lah-dee"

Yes, you’re right. Higgledy, sounds like Wiggle-dee is correct. Thanks!

I have noted this!

OMG !!! Beyond Good & Evil !!
I was looking looking for a reason to play this gem again