It feels like every indie game we've been following has just released or is right around the corner, Overland and Untitled Goose Game being just a couple that came out this week. We also weathered some esports drama, yet another game launcher, and an RPG which involves using the corpse of a goblin as a vehicle. Here's your weekly recap:
Or maybe Gearbox won't fix it? The Borderlands games historically haven't minded much when broken builds or other ungodly ways to gain power show up. This trick does seem a bit excessive, though.
The Ender Dragon didn't stand a chance against his rowboat movement tactics and a pig named Little Timmy.
It wasn't the best idea, but it is kind of funny.
You have to enable the beta client to try our Steam's new smart sorting and library design. It's a bit busy, but some of the new features are nice.
Rockstar already had a launcher in its Social Club client, sort of, but this is much more the real deal. You get a free copy of GTA San Andreas for installing it, if for some reason you have never played the incredibly popular 2004 game.
DDOSing a game for no reason is not wise.
- Twitch streamer suspended for Chun-Li cosplay
- Anthem will get 'seasonal updates' rather than the previously announced acts
- Valve will appeal French courts ruling that Steam cannot ban resale of 'dematerialised' games
- Valve makes more changes to Steam's Discovery update to address visibility complaints
- Enjoy some asshole goose behavior in the launch trailer for Untitled Goose Game
- Shenmue 3 backers can request a Steam key, but they might not get one
- Borderlands 3's first in-game event is called Bloody Harvest
- Overland, the strategy game about driving through the apocalypse with dogs, is out now
Around the office
Chris played a very strange RPG, Hardland, in which rolling around in the corpse of the Goblin King as if it were a hamster ball isn't the weirdest thing he did. See a gif from his important investigation below.
Meanwhile, Morgan checked out the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta and enjoyed some of the Rainbow Six Siege-like elements that have come along. But, as he discovered, killstreak rewards have a way of blowing up attempts at sneaky tactical play with large missiles.
Speaking of Siege, I played it a little at launch, but quickly decided it wasn't for me—I just didn't have the reflexes for it, I figured. That's silly though, because I can hold my own in Ratz Instagib (against non-godlike players, at least). Having gotten back into Siege now, I see what I was missing—that it's more about information than speedy shooting, even if the latter helps. I've been playing it every night, to the slight detriment of my Rocket League abilities. It's worth checking out if you originally bounced off it, too. I'm still bad at it, but there's been improvement.
For a very different flavor of shooting, James continued gunning around in Borderlands 3, and found some pleasantly broken builds if you feel like one-shotting bosses.
And now it is time for the weekend. Have a great one, and may none of the Sea of Thieves outposts you visit have Chris on them.
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