James Davenport has been playing Golden Light, a game I am really struggling to describe. His summary was this: “Talk to a bicycle and kill meat disguised as houseplants in the weirdest horror game of 2020.” If it sounds like a real James Special that’s because it is.
Jorge Jimenez has been playing Call of Duty: Warzone with and without the assistance of Razer’s gamer gum. You know, for science. His conclusion is that no, chewing gamer gum does not make you any better at gaming, and also it’s pretty pricey compared to regular old gum for non-gamers. Thanks for your service, Jorge.
Chris Livingston is still playing Crusader Kings 3, and has noted that there are a lot of bastards in Paradox’s latest grand strategy game. Like, actual bastards, as in illegitimate heirs. There are so many affairs going on that keeping up with them is pretty much all spymasters have time for. If this is a bug, it’s a hilarious one.
Emma Matthews has been playing ranked Hearthstone, where the Turtle Mage deck has started sucking the fun out of matches. It’s a deck that relies on healing, freeze, and damage effects on infinite loops, and is apparently unenjoyable even if you win with it. Which might make you wonder why people play it, but then half a second later you’ll remember that trolls exist and also people will always exploit boring ways to win. It’s like the card game equivalent of finishing BioShock with the wrench.
Enough about us. What about you? Have you been exploring the meaning of hubris in excellent roguelike Hades? That’s pretty much all I’ve been doing, but I hear that other games are available. Like Surgeon Simulator 2, Star Renegades, or BPM: Bullets Per Minute for instance.