Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Aw hell yeah.

One of the stretch goals for Indivisible's Kickstarter last year was an opening animation done by a "major anime studio."  Well, today they announced it...

Holy fucking shit.  It's Trigger.

Kill la Kill Trigger.

Little Witch Academia Trigger.

Aw hells yes.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

NieR: Automata drops March 7th.

The Last of Us Part II announced.

I cried.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy announced.

Stand-alone - it's not DLC, it's a full game - starring Chloe Frazer, and Awesome Lady from Uncharted 4, Nadine Ross!  Very cool, very cool.  
"From the critically acclaimed developer, Naughty Dog, comes the first standalone adventure in Uncharted franchise history led by fan-favorite character, Chloe Frazer.

In order to recover a fabled ancient Indian artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless war profiteer, Chloe Frazer must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross (from Uncharted 4: A Thief's End). Together, they’ll venture deep into the mountains of India in search of the legendary artifact. Along the way, they’ll learn to work together to unearth the mystery of the artifact, fight their way through fierce opposition, and prevent the region from falling into chaos."

Friday, December 2, 2016

Let's make this quick, shall we?

Like pulling off a bandaid.  Lots to deal with, and zero spirit to do so.  So...

Overwatch won big at The Game Awards last night, which are - as a general rule - stupid, and not worth paying attention to.  There are better ways to spend one's time.  For example, I could have my nipples removed via belt sander, lay under a sickly cow until it defecates into my eyes, or - and this is what I actually did - watch The Jungle Book on Netflix with a loved one.  It's not bad!  Not amazing.  Pretty not-bad, though.

People really need to stop Bill Murray from singing.  I get that you like it, but you're not good at it.  I feel like I'm getting off-topic, what was I talking about..?

Oh right.  Overwatch won big at The Game Awards.  Specifically,

  • Game of the Year
  • Best Game Direction
  • Best Multiplayer
  • Best Esports Game
This will shock you, but I'm okay with this.  Overwatch ain't too shabby. 

Forza Horizon 3 won best Sports/Racing Game, which should please Chamberlain, Civilization 6 won Best Strategy and the Blood and Wine DLC for Witcher 3 won best RPG, which should please Alex. Dishonored 2 got Best Action/Adventure, and DOOM won for Best Action Game and Best Music/Sound Design - which pleases me.  

In the you-gotta'-be-kiddin'-me category, Pokemon Go won Best Family Game which is fucking bullshit when Ratchet & Clank exists, and Inside won for Best Art Direction which is fucking bullshit because Odin Sphere Leifthrasir exists.  

But the real reason to pay attention to The Game Awards are the reveals.  This is where we learned about No Man's Sky, remember, and definitely not where we actually played No Man's Sky.  

So what did we get?

We got some Prey footage!  I have neither the energy nor the heart to watch it. 

But still, Prey looks fucking awesome.  I don't remember who coined it, but yeah, this is a spiritual successor to the System Shock/BioShock games - kinda' like Dishonored is for Thief.  

Ummm there is a new trailer for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding which was all over my Twitter today, but I haven't watched it yet.  Here, you watch it.  Lemmie know what you think.  Apparently Mads Mikkelsen is in it, so that's fucking awesome. 

Mass Effect Andromeda got some gameplay shown, 

The Specter of Torment DLC for Shovel Knight got a trailer, 

Telltale are indeed making a Guardians of the Galaxy game, 

and that rumored new-gen up-port of Bulletstorm is indeed happening.  Comin' April 7th. 

And yeah.  That was The Game Awards.  What else... there's something else... Oh right.  Flinthook is coming to PS4.  That's pretty cool.

Not cool enough, obviously. 

Oh and The Flame in the Flood is coming to PS4.  That is also cool.  It's called a "Complete Edition," but beyond director commentary there aren't any deets on what's so complete about it.  Still, I'm more likely to play it on my PS4 than my laptop.  Not that I'll play it on my PS4 either.  Overwatch, you understand. 

Comin' in January. 

And that's it.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chamberlain & Chance 49 : No escape from the cheeriness

Wiiith Alex!

Alex thisChamberlain that podcast on iTunes

Chamberlain and Chance - No escape from the cheeriness


  • Final Fantasy XV doesn't suck!
  • Civ 6 is still awesome. 
  • Forza Horizon 3 is comfy-fuzzy-sweatpants perfect.  Loved quickly, and abandoned fondly. 
  • Volgarr the Viking would have been fine in like 1992. Just-okay.  In 1992. 
  • Slain: Back From Hell is slightly-better on Vita, but Vanillaware exists so go with Muramasa first.  Or Odin Sphere.  Really, just get a Vanillaware game. 
  • Oh and what kind of Westworld spoilers populate the last few minutes of today's podcast?
You'll have to tune in to find out!

Wait, wait... I'm feeling a powerful need to find - and, then, to post - distressingly sexual art produced by the Overwatch community.  ...weeeird...