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I think gamers have been forgiving and understanding about game delays in recent years. Whenever a game publisher announces that they are postponing a major release, I see a general response along the lines of, “Obviously, take your time. We’d rather it go well in the end than fail quickly.” I think that’s a good, gracious response, given the recent everything about the world and how it has changed the industry. However, with the delay of Starfield and Redfall, I’ve seen a shift in this. Gamers sound less forgiving and encouraging, and more exhausted and resigned.

If we take the temperature of reactions this time, it sounds more like, “Yeah, I thought this was going to happen.” Maybe I only hear what I want to hear, because that was my reaction too. I wonder if gamers are running out of patience with publisher nonsense. After a while, these tweets that say, “We want to deliver the best game possible and we need a little more time” begin to sound less genuine. As a thought experiment, I encourage you to reformulate what they’re saying as, “Our schedule was unrealistic to be with, and we’re now forced to admit that under duress.” Incidentally, the two statements are not mutually exclusive.

So yeah, we’re not getting Starfield or Redfall this year. Too bad, because this year’s release list is starting to look pretty worn out. But we to be Getting Gotham Knights, at least at the time of writing (WB Games Montreal, please don’t make me a liar). We got our first long glimpse of the game in several months. Nightwing and Red Hood look nice, but I’ll have to wait for a final version of the game before passing judgment. But it’s something, and apparently that’s what we get these days. We’re also getting Dead Space Remake two days before my next birthday, so thanks for the gift, EA!

Also, Jim Ryan is said to have released an incredibly tone-deaf internal memo about reproductive rights. In particular, he said that employees “have a duty to each other and to the millions of PlayStation users to respect differences of opinion between everyone in our internal and external communities… Respect does not equal agreement. But it is fundamental to who we are as a company and as a valued global brand.” He then talked at length about his pets, saying it was to encourage “balance.” This is my impressed face, honestly.

I’ve started Trek to Yomi – no words left yet, but I’m working on it. I also decided to return to Bugsnax and play the Bigsnax DLC. Maybe I’ll keep going and start catching up at the same time. There is still a silver lining to the quiet release schedule.

What to play this week?

What’s new:

  • Salt and Sacrifice
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
  • Evil Dead: the game
  • We were here forever

New on subscription services:

  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition (Xbox Game Pass)
  • This War of Mine: Final Cut (Xbox Game Pass)
  • Achilles: Legends Untold (GeForce Now)
  • Songs of Conquest (GeForce Now)
  • Cepheus Protocol Anthology (GeForce Now)
  • Achilles: Legends Untold (GeForce Now)
  • Neptunia x SENRAN KAGURA: Ninja Wars (GeForce Now)
  • Brigandine The Legend of Runersia (GeForce Now)
  • Pogostuck: Anger With Your Friends (GeForce Now)
  • Yet Another Zombie Defense HD (GeForce Now)

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