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In case you missed, GamesBeat’s Resident Evil 4 Remake review dropped today. The reason I bring that up now is because it ate up most of my week. It was a sacrifice I was willing to make, because I’ve been looking forward to that game. Nonetheless, I had my head in the sand for part of the week. I don’t think I’ve missed too much, but if nothing else, I have a new Bayonetta game to play.
Perhaps its the aforementioned myopia, but I feel that I’ve heard a lot this week about the Microsoft-Activision deal. I’ll be honest, I’m getting a bit tired of it. They’ve entered the haggling phase, and it’s just no longer fun to watch anymore. I don’t care who Microsoft is doing their song-and-dance for this week — the steps and lyrics are the same. In better news, we’ve got a release date on the long-awaited System Shock remake. Hopefully we’ll finally be able to play that soon.
I don’t even need to tell you what I’ll be playing over the weekend — I think the title gave it away. That said, I might also try out the Diablo IV beta (assuming, of course, that it doesn’t crash and that I can wait out the queues). Coral Island, which is swiftly becoming a comfort game, also received a new update that I will likely check out as well, if I have the time. There may not be a huge number of games out this week, but Bayonetta is more than enough for me.
One last thing: While I was writing this, I heard of the death of actor Lance Reddick. It’s a sad day to lose such a person, who lent his voice (and sometimes likeness) to the likes of Sylens, Commander Zavala and Martin Hatch from Quantum Break. Heck, I detested Quantum Break, but I enjoyed his presence in it. He also played a live-action variation on Albert Wesker in the recent Resident Evil Netflix show. His presence was incomparable, and I’ll miss him.
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What to play this week
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost DemonWWE 2K23The Dark Pictures: Switchback VRThe Wreck
New on subscription services:
Valheim (Xbox Game Pass)Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (Xbox Game Pass)Lamentum (Xbox Games with Gold)Disney Dreamlight Valley (GeForce Now)The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure (GeForce Now)Faraway 3: Arctic Escape (Prime Gaming)Osmos+ (Apple Arcade)
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