June 15 – June 21

Evidently my pick of the week is the Steam Summer Sale Meta-Game. I've never experienced the clicking of cows or cookies, so I am uncertain as to how those games managed to become addicting in their own right. What I know about this Meta-Game is that I'm not drawn to rapidly click on creatures, but am instead drawn to the promise of ever better equipment and ever bigger numbers.
Sponsored By: A doting father's desire to share video games with his kids Time Fished: 2 hours Smelt it review I have never been happier to pay six dollars for what could have been a free Flash game.
As I saunter into the event room – an array of some twenty red computers set up in three sections and fresh coffee and drinks on the refreshment table – I feel remarkably centered and in-the-moment, considering that I had been up thirty-eight hours straight the day(s) before.
The Witcher 3 Finished, Hearts of Iron IV Preview, Sean Sands Goes to London, Geometry Wars 3, Our Look Back on Covering The Game Industry, Your Emails and More! Click here to download!

June 8 – June 14

This week marks the deepest part of the release-list trench as we approach E3's continental shelf, so prepare yourself for either unlauded gems or the desperation of a sinking writer trying to find any hint of light at depths that seek to crush us.
Time Spent: 47 minutes Sponsored By: Omni Larva review So this was PC gaming in 1998. Huh.
The Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity, Ronin, Race The Sun, Twentys, NPC Relationships, Your Emails and More! This week Cory, Allen, Shawn and Julian talk about some of their favorite NPC relationships.
Star Coin from Super Mario Bros.

Face Values

Have you ever read a review where someone claims a game isn't worth $60? Have you been on a forum where everyone seems to think this game you enjoy doesn't have enough content to justify the price tag? Have you been in disagreement? I don't think I'm unique in facing such a predicament.
I'm writing this at quarter to ten on Sunday night. I was all set to write this week off until I saw updated release list after my kids went to bed. The result was... Still a bit underwhelming, but much better than it was when I got up this morning.
Time Played: 45 minutes Sponsored By: Chaz Pixel Review Do you like blocky, pseudo-retro art design? Do you like half-baked first person shooters? Do you like levels that erase themselves as you play, so backing up causes you to fall to your death? Then don't play Dead Bits, because it has all those things and it's terrible!