Happy Wednesday! What have you been playing lately? I finished Spider-Man‘s main story and look forward to playing its first DLC chapter, The Heist (more on that below). I also finished Life is Strange 2 episode 1. If you’re looking for a heartbreaking story about two brothers that challenges racism and xenophobia, it’s a must-play. I’m only a few hours into Assassin’s Creed Odyssey but I hope Kassandra’s romance storylines begin sooner than later. Meanwhile I’m also playing Tomb Raider (2013) for the first time and I feel so inspired by Lara’s tenacity. Let us know on Twitter what you’re playing lately! Here’s some recent news we’ve been thinking about.

Spider-Man: The Heist

If, like Lin-Manuel Miranda, you’ve enjoyed Spider-Man since its release, you’ll be happy to hear that its first DLC chapter, The Heist, released on October 23rd. The story features Peter, Mary Jane, and Black Cat, and adds three new suits including Spider-UK. Here’s the trailer:

Soulcalibur 6 Character creation

Soulcalibur 6 released last week, and its character creation tools give players a large amount of freedom, to hilarious results. 

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

The latest game in the Witcher franchise released on PC on October 23rd. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will release on PS4 and Xbox One but not until December 4th. Here’s the gameplay trailer:

Emily Grace Buck Shares Insights on Telltale Games

Former Telltale narrative designer Emily Grace Buck spoke recently at Sweden Game Conference. I thought the parts about Telltale not understanding its audience, particularly the examples of Minecraft: Story Mode and Guardians of the Galaxy, were really interesting.

Developers Speak Up about Steam

A number of developers from various companies shared about how Valve’s Steam store affects their games. The article points out how Steam’s reviews section of games often becomes the home for tech support questions, and how this hurts developers.

PlayStation Classic Available for Preorder

The PlayStation Classic will release in stores on December 3rd, but you can preorder it now at Best Buy, GameStop, and Target. The console will have 20 preinstalled games, including Final Fantasy VII and Tekken 3.

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Games Bleat

Welcome to Game’s Bleat! I’m Joesph, the Archgamer of the Feywild Court, and I’ve deigned to visit your mortal plane to pass on the sales and new releases our kind has grown tired of. First I present to you these deals presented in a bed of poisonous castor beans.

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Next are the new releases we’ve had for months. Careful though, we’ve enchanted one to cause your computer to explode upon download, but we won’t say which.

First is My Hero One’s Justice, the fighting game spin-off of hit anime Boku no Hero Academia. We love Boku no Hero in the Feywild, and you in the Prime Material Plane would be fools not to agree. My Hero One’s Justice has all the fun of beating up your friends, but with the added benefit of settling the “who would beat who” arguments that always come up in superhero shows.

Next is N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure, a game originally released in 2016, but finding new life in a Nintendo Switch port. Billing itself as a visual novel meets puzzle game, it’s about a young kid exploring a world of night where not everything is as it seems. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and I’m ecstatic to see more narrative adventure games hitting the Switch, which seems almost made for them.

Finally there’s A Shopping Trip to Eklan Tor, a short VR experiment that’s somewhere between a dollhouse and a game of Eye Spy. Lift roofs, peer into pots, and shove aside trees to find hidden objects in the city of Eklan Tor, a tourist destination in the world of monsters. I’m gonna be honest, I’m recommending it because it looks really cute, and it’s name your own price so you can decide how much you’re willing to gamble on a new game.

Well, that’s it for this week’s bleat. I’m to return to the Fey Court to watch what the mortals do with our petty baubles. I’ll return next week to deliver even more Faerie hand me downs.

Writer at Sidequest and WWAC; past: Newsarama, Comicosity, executive editor of Kollaboration. I’ve watched over 200 hours of Life is Strange playthroughs. Talk to me about LiS, The Last of Us, and the games and fandoms you love! Twitter: @loudlysilent

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