Kaser Focus: Return of BD-1 (oh, and the other guy)


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Only a fast private word: For these of you who don’t know, I’m a Texan. One thing unspeakably terrible occurred in my dwelling state this week, and it’s affected numerous us deeply. I received’t say something extra about it, as a result of it’s not my story and this isn’t the proper place. However my coronary heart goes out to the individuals in Uvalde, particularly the households of the useless.

Simply earlier than I sat down to put in writing this text, Disney dropped the trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to the action-adventure title Jedi: Fallen Order. It’s not a lot to take a look at, however that’s not going to cease the little portion of my mind I’ve put aside for Star Wars from speculating. A minimum of we all know that BD-1, Star Wars’ cutest new droid (I’m very sorry, BB-8) is returning alongside Cal, and that’s definitely worth the value of admission a minimum of.

In different information, the QA group at Raven Software program have received their vote to unionize. Activision Blizzard now has to barter with the Sport Staff Alliance. I’m curious to see how this interplay shakes out: We’ve not seen something prefer it earlier than. We additionally received a September launch date for Daedalic’s Gollum recreation, so a minimum of that’s one thing. I additionally received a peek at The Quarry, Supermassive’s new teen slasher flick recreation. It seems to be like Supermassive is lastly leaning absolutely into its schlock movie roots — and that’s a great factor!

Gamewise, I’ve been doing one thing a bit completely different. Nintendo took step one this week in slicing off the eShops for the Wii U and the 3DS. When you can nonetheless use eShop playing cards, you possibly can now not load funds into the retailers from a bank card. I nonetheless personal each consoles, and determined to play some Wii U and 3DS video games. I’m not going to go as far as to say that the Wii U is underrated or something like that. However I do discover that it’s the solely place to entry a lot of video games I can’t play on the Swap or anyplace else. I performed some Fireplace Emblem: Shadow Dragon, for instance. Simply give me extra traditional Fireplace Emblem on the Swap, Nintendo. That’s all I want.

What to play this week

What’s new:

  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • Curler Champions
  • Pac-Man Museum+
  • Kao the Kangeroo
  • Floppy Knights

New on subscription providers:

  • Cricket 22 (Xbox Sport Cross)
  • Congo’s Caper (Nintendo Swap On-line)
  • Rival Turf! (Nintendo Swap On-line)
  • Pinball (Nintendo Swap On-line)
  • Crossfire: Legion (GeForce Now)
  • My Time at Sandrock (GeForce Now)
  • Soda Disaster (GeForce Now)
  • Out There: Oceans of Time (GeForce Now)
  • Raji: An Historical Epic (GeForce Now)
  • Dinosaur Fossil Hunter (GeForce Now)
  • The King of Fighters XV (GeForce Now)
  • The Planet Crafter (GeForce Now)
  • The Political Machine 2020 (GeForce Now)

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