A welcome stand-in for a Dungeon Keeper 3 we’ll likely never see. Just a shame about the bugs.
While the world of so-called “AAA” games wants to believe survival horror is dead, there’s plenty of evidence to the contrary. Hell, the genre is kept very much alive, at least in spirit, by the recently released Bloodborne.
Not only is it a scary bloody game, it catches so many classic horror game tropes, it definitely deserves to be counted as a genuine survival horror game. Plus, y’know, it’s got spiders in it.
(And no, I haven’t forgotten Alien: Isolation).
The show is late this week because one of us almost died. So yeah, sorry about that. Find out how one of us nearly died on this episode, where you’ll also learn what that near-death experience did to the person’s tits!
Elsewhere, an imp has sex with Anne Hathaway’s teeth, we talk about Bloodborne and look at its salty user reviews, there’s a little bit of chat concerning Game of Thrones and Life Is Strange, and MANY OTHER THINGS ARE SAID!
Sometimes, artists remove things they’ve created and cut content for a variety of reasons. Most of the times, this is creative expression working as it should. Very rarely is it actually censorship.
Of course, everything looks like censorship when you believe creative expression applies ONLY to the production of content, when it can just as easily refer to the altering – and even removal – of it.
After a tepid marketing campaign and a lot of cynicism from the audience, Battlefield Hardline finally slogged it to the finishing line and released this week. The critics’ response has been lukewarm to say the least, to the point where I’ve been one of the more positive reviewers on the block. Most of the big guns think it’s “okay” at the very best – a decent enough, but dated and tone-deaf shooter.
What do The People think of it, though? Well, we have a controversial installment in a huge big budget franchise, a new developer on an established IP, Electronic Arts as the publisher… oh my, this is mama’s classic recipe for Shitstorm Soup!
You guessed it – Battlefield Hardline has been Metabombed by user reviews, as gamers take to everybody’s favorite pissing contest stadium and give EA a piece of their angry, angry minds.
Does the fun ever end? No. It never, ever ends. Even when we wish it would.
This week, the crew talks about weird VR things, as Laura enjoys some virtual porn and a man pulling confetti out of his secret garden. We also chat a bit about whether or not Battlefield Hardline was tone deaf, getting trapped in a coffin, and we laugh at the BAFTA win for Destiny. Because it’s funny.
Also, who the fuck is Dynamo and why is he anywhere?
I had to stay up late on Monday to make sure the Tales From The Borderlands review went up smoothly, so to pass the time I wasted an hour of the night playing Deadly Profits, the hot Early Access game from Digital Homicide. They ban all mention of me on their forums now! Can’t think why.
In terms of quality – and we use the word loosely – Deadly Profits is actually a marked improvement over the studio’s previous work. I mean, it’s not anywhere near good, and it’s cobbled together entirely from store-bought assets, but it’s really not as awful as one might expect.
Anyway, if you’ve literally nothing better to do, here’s a video.