Welcome to Press Start, a brand spanking new weekly video game newsletter from me, probablyoliver! Each week, we’ll be taking a deep dive into a different topic, talking about the current video game news, taking a look at what’s coming up on the gaming calendar and answering a question from you, the reader.
We take a look at video game remakes and how you should always bet on nostalgia. We also see the slow, sad decline of the once great E3, lament what could've been with Titanfall Legends and ask whether Xbox's best bet for success is more out-of-the-blue shadow drops.
We take a look at Xbox’s Developer_Direct and ponder Xbox’s current identity crisis. Also this week, Square Enix finally pulls the plug on the biggest mis-step in gaming history, CD Projekt Red look to double-down with an incredibly expensive expansion, and I do the unthinkable by recommending a game where you romance anime waifu’s in the only good visual novel ever made.
We discuss the ‘curse’ of video game adaptations in the light of HBO’s The Last Of Us, and how actually, maybe video games were to blame all along. Also this week, we ask what’s better, God of War Ragnarök or Elden Ring, Square Enix releases its latest Dragon’em-up and Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still coming…honest.
In our premiere issue, we’ll be naval gazing on whether 2022 was the best year in video game history, mourning what definitely, absolutely, is most certainly, the last delay of Skull and Bones, and preparing ourselves for three heavy-hitting RPGs coming to storefronts this week. But first, let’s take a look at Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and talk about how Respawn could very well be about to release the Game of the Year of 2023…