Preorder Hell

I know it's bad for me. I know it's expensive. I'm not addicted. I don't have a problem. I can stop anytime I want to. I'm talking, of course, about pre-ordering video games. In the course of my gaming career I've fallen into the pre-order trap maybe a dozen times. It's almost never gone well.
Pre-publication publishing.

Schrödinger's Release Date

It's last Sunday evening, October 25th, and, like any other Sunday evening, I sit down and open up the shared document that GWJ writers use to put together our The Week Ahead post. I'll edit some of the writing that's already been put in, and then I'll scroll to the bottom and check our release list for accuracy.
Codblops 3 pic

November 2 – November 8

Remember how we said we were all done with Plastic Instruments? Hahahahahahahahahaha!

GWJ Conference Call Episode 472

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Kingdom, Pulse, Vermintide, Rebel Galaxy, Undertale, Graham Rowat Reading, Your Emails and More!

October 26 – November 1

Happy Samhain! If you're into that! I'll admit that, for a second, Sound of Drop had my attention. You see, it's an anime-styled adventure game, which we see a fair amount of in release lists, but at first I read "human-faced fish" as "fish-faced humans," which would have meant a possible relation to my favorite Facebook sticker collections: Business Fish!

GWJ Plays - Kingdom

Join Shawn Andrich as he plays Kingdom, a 2D sidescrolling strategy/resource management hybrid with a minimalist feel wrapped in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic. [PC, Mac] and available on Steam for $10
It's about time the bloopers got their own game!

GWJ Conference Call Episode 471

Steam Controller and Link, Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, Mad Max, Downwell, Special Guest Ian "Podunk" Dorsch Talking Game Music, The Debut of The Meeples Song 'Portland', Your Emails and More
I first heard about Rebel Galaxy when our own Veloxi interviewed the creator of the game on the Space Game Junkie Podcast.