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.

February 22 – February 28

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.

Too Long; Didn't Play: Unravel

EA infiltrates the Michael’s yarn department in a bid to capture some territory previously held uncontested by Nintendo. Can they successfully take Little Round Skein? Or will they eventually fall victim to Chamberlain’s crochet-hook defense as they charge through the Bloody Pleatfield? I may answer those questions as I explore how many torturous yarn puns a Gettysburg metaphor can stand.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 488

Unravel, Firewatch, Overwatch, Rocket League DLC, The Witness, Emotional Manipulation, Your Emails and More!

February 15 - February 21

Nothing for me this week. I’m driving. Virtually, anyway. The Missus got me American Truck Simulator as a Valentine's day present. (I got her Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, if you must know). Notable this week include the Xbox1 release of Rocket League, and a game called The Emerald Maiden: Symphony of Dreams, which appears to be BioShock reimagined by Popcap.
Have you ever Played FTL, after you lost all but one crew member, and found yourself in a pitched battle with pirates? Imagine being that lone crew member. That's Flight of the Icarus, only more so.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 487

XCOM 2, Rise of The Tomb Raider (PC), The Witness, How Pre-Release Coverage & Opinion Effects Our Games, Your Emails and More!

February 8 – February 14

I would be remiss if I didn’t at least give a shout-out to Nuts! The Battle of the Bulge for doing a serious history-nerd deep-cut by referencing General Anthony McAuliffe at Bastogne. Thumbs up, and if there weren’t already something I wanted this week, it may have been my pick. This week I’ll be continuing my streak of picking games that I’ve been anticipating for months.

Too Long; Didn't Play: Bombshell

A 3D Realms game that nobody likes? Sounds like a job for you-know-who.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 486

Tom Clancy's: The Division, The Witness, The Old Republic, Lots of Your Emails and More!