Last Week in Gaming – June 11, 2019

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We read a ton of video game articles each week and wanted to share some of our favorites with the Average Gamer community. We’ll feature everything from previews to reviews and everything in between.

The articles we share will be from a combination of well-known sources (like IGN) and more niche blogs that you may not have heard of. In the previous TAG Roundup post, we talked about Death Stranding, the Sonic movie trailer fixes, Pokemon Sleep and more!

Without further ado, let’s jump into last week in gaming.

80s Arcade Genre Mashup – Game Informer

Over-the-top arcade-action meets coming-of-age drama!

This trailer took me right back to my Double Dragon days. There are so many different parts to this game that I did a double take (see what I did there) after seeing the trailer.

It’s ‘coming soon’ to all major current-gen platforms so keep an eye out for this Hi-Bit Studios release.

Pokemon Masters Coming to Mobile – Polygon

Another Pokemon game? It seems like there’s a new one every month, and that’s ok.

In conjunction with DeNA, The Pokemon Company is releasing a simplistic-looking mobile game which has the same novelties as the original gameboy releases. We see some of our favorite trainers from back in the day and apparently you can team up for two other trainers in a 3v3 battle.

It will be difficult for this game to draw attention away from Pokemon Sword and Shield, but it may be a nice distraction for a while.

Xbox Game Pass on PC – PC Gamer

It’s clear to me that we’re moving in the direction of gamers purchasing access to games vs owning the game (see Google Stadia). Microsoft is bringing it’s Game Pass to PC to give gamers another way to play.

The library will launch with 100+ games and grow as time goes on. I’m curious to see how well Microsoft can retain users in this library environment.

On top of the gaming library, subscribers will get a 20% discount on purchases. 

Cuphead in a Car – Gamespot

I rode in a Tesla for the first time this past weekend and it was super nice! Last week, Tesla founder Elon Musk announced that people would soon be able to play Cuphead in his electric vehicles.

Regarded by many as one of the toughest games out there, Cuphead is an award-winning game which rewards precise timing and practice. Supposedly you can only play while in parked mode, but there’s a reason hackers exists.

Musk plans to add many games to the vehicle so Cuphead could be the start of a beautiful relationship between developers and car manufacturers.

New City Builder – PC Gamer

Cliff Empire’s gameplay reminds me of Sim City mixed with Red Alert and Fallout, which has the potential for a very successful game. 

You’ll build your civilization from the ground up, managing your time between three cities. Seems like decision-making and strategy are key to succeeding in this sci-fi, futuristic Earth.

Side-Scrolling Shooter Crowdfunding – Nintendo Life

There’s something about constantly moving to the right of a level while blowing up everything in your path. R-Type Final 2 embodies the side-scrolling shooter genre with stunning visuals and intriguing ship customization.

The Kickstarter campaign easily surpassed it’s goal and is set for a July 2019 release. If you have a Nintendo Switch and this looks appealing, go show your support!

Breaking Bad Mobile – Holywood Reporter

I’ve been slowly making my way through the Breaking Bad series over the last year or so. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out because it’s fantastic television.

Since I still play Clash of Clans, this may just be the game to reclaim my mobile gaming time. It looks like part resource management, part mob wars and part RPG. It’s cool how authentic the game looks and feels with the show’s original characters.

The replayability of these games is typically low, however, I expect there’d be enough content in this one to keep fans occupied for a good month or so.

That’s All For Now

There were plenty of other highlights from last week but these ones really stood out. Be sure to check in next time to read about video game current events. 

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