We're approaching the dog days of summer, and you know what that means: Lots of people complaining that there are no games coming out!
Those people, and I say this with a heart full of understanding and respect, aren't looking hard enough.
As a filmmaker, I am tremendously decisive with my craft. It does not take me long to figure out what I want to achieve with a script, and to develop strong opinions about the best ways to make those goals into realities. When I show up on set as an actor, I come in armed with ideas for a scene, eager to work.
None of this would have been possible without Roberta Williams.
I think the most notable thing this week is that the WiiU has six brand new games. Well, five, since Binding Of Isaac is hardly new. Even so, seeing a game like Binding Of Isaac on a Nintendo platform is one of those "Huwhaaaa?" moments that have me reaching for the Scooby Snacks. I shouldn't be surprised, though.
It's kind of weird posting The Week Ahead, discussing games of the future when an icon like Satoru Iwata has just passed. Not the greatest opportunity for a eulogy, yet to ignore his passing would just seem oblivious or rude.
But Satoru Iwata believed that games should be fun for everyone, and this week's offerings have something to appeal to just about anyone.