March 7 – March 13

Gosh darnit, Alekhine’s Gun! This week I am resisting the urge to pick Panzermadels: Tank Dating Simulator – which is basically Hatoful Boyfriend for WW2 cavalry geeks – and heading straight for this week’s loot drop. Tom Clancy’s The Division is not a game that you might expect me to choose. It’s not even a game that I might expect myself to choose.
A survival-crafting game that's so well done that I can barely stand to play it.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 490

Super Hot, XCOM 2, Walking Dead: Michonne, Far Cry: Primal, Flame and The Flood, What it Takes For a Game to Win You Over, Your Email and More!

Rethinking XCOM 2

Dragon Age: Inquisition Trespasser DLC Spoiler Section With Amanda, Kate, Karla and Lara!

February 29 – March 6

Welcome to [award show], it’s great to be here. [Insert joke about how white the crowd is.] [Wait for applause.] How about that opening number, eh? Where DID they get all that gold? [Point to Deus Ex: Human Revolution.] [Wait for applause.] OK, enough fun, let’s get on with the awards of the week. And the winners are: “Game Most Likely to Ruin Friendships”: Ultimate Chicken Horse.
It’s like Elite Dangerous with trucks!

GWJ Conference Call Episode 489

Unravel, Firewatch, Dragon Quest Heroes, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Draw of Dynamic Relationships and More!

Neurotribal Elders

Recently I finished reading what is, quite possibly, the most important book I've ever read. It's called Neurotribes by Steve Silberman, and it tells a brief history of autism and how autistic people have been perceived and treated over the past century.
I’m honestly torn this week. On the one hand, Sadame looks like it’s right up my alley. Multiple character classes, loot, and a throwback 2D art style that isn’t pretending to be 8-bit. On the other hand, Far Cry Primal enables me to make a joke about how you’re going to have to wait for someone to invent cell phone towers before you can unlock the map. Both have their weaknesses.