• Strategy game Overland out this fall →

    Overland

    I’ve been following Overland since shortly after it was announced and it continues to impress every time I see it in action. I’m really looking forward to playing the finished game later this year.

  • How to get the most money from selling your used AirPods →

    Years ago, when I worked in video game retail, we wouldn’t accept trade-ins of gaming headphones for sanitation reasons, never mind earbuds. The thought of buying a pair used AirPods — that someone has had inside their ears while running, working out, etc — is so gross. 🤮

    If you’re in the market for wireless earbuds and want save a couple bucks, there are new, less expensive options than used AirPods.

  • Myspace accidentally deleted everything uploaded before 2016, which is probably for the best →

    I’m not sure who looks more ridiculous in this situation: MySpace for losing everything or the users who never had a backup.

  • Reeder 4 public beta for MacOS →

    I’ve been using Reeder on both iOS and MacOS for years so I’m really excited to see this new version finally coming to life. Already I’ve noticed a ton of great improvements — mostly around the UI and animation — that gives Reeder 4 a new, much more contemporary look and feel.

    If you’ve never given Reeder a look, consider the beta an opportunity to see what it’s all about.

  • Icarus and the Sun | Indiegogo →

    Gabriel Picolo launched his campaign for his book Icarus and the Sun yesterday and its already annihilated the goal of $20,000. The book looks great and he’s included some stretch goals for hitting $300k and $340k.

    Definitely give the campaign a look and — if you’re into it — toss some coin his way to snag a copy of the finished book.

  • Left Alive looks more Alpha Protocol than Metal Gear →

    Despite being set in the same universe as Square Enix’s old Front Mission strategy series, Left Alive is ostensibly more of a Metal Gear-styled stealth game with the occasional mech fight. At least, that’s the plan, but for better or worse, today’s fourteen minutes of new footage reminds me most of Alpha Protocol, Obsidian’s endearingly janky spy RPG.

    This is interesting news. If anything, it actually makes me want to try Left Alive more now than when I assumed it was some sort of Metal Gear clone.

    I’ve never been the biggest fan of Front Mission but I loved Alpha Protocol — despite with its many, many faults.

  • THQ Nordic apologizes for granting interview to toilet of the internet, 8chan →

    If you’re unfamiliar with 8chan, Google once delisted it and warned users of “suspected child abuse content.” It has included boards dedicated to pedophilia and fascism, and is known generally for racism, misogyny, and coordinated harassment.

    That an up-and-coming game publisher would do this is absolutely insane.

    I’d love to know what the expected outcome was from all this and — given some of the company’s replies to questions in the AMA — I don’t buy for one second that they didn’t know what they were doing.

  • Captain Marvel Is Already Being Review Bombed on Rotten Tomatoes →

    A quick look at the audience reviews page for Captain Marvel over on Rotten Tomatoes has been flooded with negative, angry “reviews” of the film and while there are some genuine comments noting excitement for the film, most have an unsettling common theme: anger about Captain Marvel being centered around a female hero.

    What an embarrassing waste of people’s time.

  • Apex Legends accumulated 1 million players in less than eight hours →

    Not to discount the incredible numbers the game has pulled in but — considering the list of streamers Respawn partnered with and the fact that the game is made by a studio of people that have been releasing blockbuster AAA games for the better part of 15 years — the news isn’t super surprising.

    Having played (poorly) a couple hours of the game last night, I’m impressed with what I’ve seen. The game is a ton of fun and the launch has been very smooth. The game’s mostly bug free and has a fanbase that’s quickly forming already.

  • The Resident Evil games ranked from worst to best →

    Lists like these are incredibly subjective so I’ll break down why the one by PC Gamer doesn’t align at all with my own personal tastes in regard to the RE series.

    Firstly, It’s a tall task to ask someone to rank the Resident Evil games these days since the series has really broken off into three distinctly different forms: the original fixed-camera survival horror games that started it all — RE0, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE: Code Veronica — the zombie-less third-person action/horror(?) games — RE4, RE5, RE6, RE: Revelations 1& 2 — and the first-person return to horror — RE7.

    First, a couple things to note. As someone who much prefers the original fixed-camera games, I think Zero and Nemesis should rank considerably higher than this list places them. I wouldn’t rank the original game and the remake as the same title since they’re very different games. Lastly, again stating that I’ve always enjoyed the original titles much more than the newer ones, I can’t help but roll my eyes when see yet another list like this with RE4 at the top. Is it a great game? No question. Is it a great RE game? Not really.

    Here’s my list that includes Code Veronica, a game strangely absent from the PC Gamer list.

    • 13-??.) Everything else
    • 12.) Resident Evil 6
    • 11.) Resident Evil 5
    • 10.) Resident Evil: Revelations 2
    • 9.) Resident Evil: Revelations
    • 8.) Resident Evil
    • 7.) Resident Evil: Code Veronica
    • 6.) Resident Evil 4
    • 5.) Resident Evil 7
    • 4.) Resident Evil Zero
    • 3.) Resident Evil (Remake)
    • 2.) Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
    • 1.) Resident Evil 2

    At this point, I can’t rank the Resident Evil 2 remake since I have yet to beat it, but I’d have to assume it’ll sit pretty high on this list given what I’ve played of it so far.