October 17 – October 23

This is a spectacular week if you’re into Battlefield or Civilization, with Battlefield One and Civilization VI coming out. For me, who has yet to crack the seal on a copy of Civilization III and hasn’t played a Battlefield game since he tried the demo of Bad Company, there’s less to be excited about.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 522

Mafia III, Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Dragon Quest Builders, Aragami, Your Ancient Emails and More!
You’re all expecting me to pick Duke Nukem Forever: 20th Anniversary World Tour, aren’t you? Well, I’m not going to. I probably won’t even buy it. I already own Megaton Edition, and the only thing World Tour offers someone like me is five new levels made by some person I’m supposed to have heard of but haven’t. Even a die-hard Duke apologist like me calls $20 too much to pay for that.
I think I’m beginning to understand what it is I like about hard games. Spoiler: It ain’t [expletive] repetition.

The Unmarked - Chapter 14

Welcome to The Unmarked, an episodic collaborative storytelling RPG made possible by our Patreon subscribers! Join Game Master Rob Daviau as he takes Sean Sands, Shawn Andrich, Karla Andrich, Cory Banks and Julian Murdoch into the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. This week Jacob is reeling from their jump to the past and Regina has a mysterious errand.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 521

Forza Horizon 3, Rogue Wizards, Zombie Night Terror, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Deus Ex: MD, Marvel Heroes 2016, If You Could Play a Game From Any Time Period, What Time Would It Be?, Your Emails and More

October 3 – October 9

I was all set to pick Paper Mario: Color Splash this week. I’ve even pre-ordered the game. It will be in my living room this Friday. My kids may have finished it before I even get home from work. Then I saw Aragami, which is, contrary to it’s name, not a paper-folding simulation for pirates, but a stealth action game where you play an undead assassin with the power to control shadows.
The floor is lava, and the platforms are careening along at sixty miles per hour! My inner eight-year-old can't get enough.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 520

Virginia, Clustertruck, Vanishing Realms Update (VR), Destiny: Rise of Iron, Spaceport Janitor, Extreme Forklift 2, Human Fall Flat, What Is The Secret Sauce of Successful Indie Games?, Your Emails and More!