Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing this week? As always, feel free to tweet at @SidequestZone and let us know! I’ve been playing Spider-Man for PS4 obsessively. I love how Mary Jane Watson and Miles Morales are integrated into the story. You even play as them for portions of the game! It’s been a joy to see Twitter light up with excitement over Spider-Man.
— 👻ElizaBanshee👻 (@lizzylynngarcia) September 9, 2018
THIS MODE IS TOO GOOD pic.twitter.com/0MkEuvThNQ
— Cara McGee💖in FFXIV hell (@ohcararara) September 9, 2018
I…may have to get a PlayStation? 😩
— KELLY THOMPSON (@79SemiFinalist) September 8, 2018
One of the most helpful things while playing Spider-Man is trying out different suit powers. Check out this guide to the different suits and when they unlock. Here’s an additional helpful guide to getting started in Spider-Man. Finally, The Polygon Show’s latest episode is all about Spider-Man.
Here’s some more news we’ve been thinking about this week:
Nintendo Switch Online launches this month
Nintendo Switch Online is expected to launch this month, with online play features, NES games, cloud saves, and more. However, some Switch games will not offer cloud saves due to the possibility of cheating.
Gone Home on Switch
Gone Home is now available on Switch! Can you believe it’s already been five years since the game released? Here’s a new interview with Gone Home‘s producer.
Fortnite High Stakes Event and Getaway mode
Fortnite updated with an event that includes a new limited time mode. Getaway is a heist mode where, in teams of four, you steal jewels from hidden safes.
Speaking of Fortnite, Monopoly has a Fortnite edition releasing in October.
— Kotaku (@Kotaku) September 9, 2018
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Destiny 2 released a new expansion on September 4th, called Forsaken. Here’s a guide.
Damage Camp, a conference by Toronto-based game arts organization Dames Making Games, happened this past weekend. Take a look at @DMGToronto and #damagecamp18 on Twitter for more.
That’s a wrap on the conference! Thank you to our wonderful speakers and workshop instructors, generous volunteers, and sponsors @Shopify, @ukengames and @UbisoftToronto for making today a massive success.
More workshops tomorrow! https://t.co/wHm2yaZPio #damagecamp18 pic.twitter.com/aMUa6qOTdX
— Damage Camp | June 5 – 26 (@DamageCamp) September 9, 2018
— Claudia CM (@ClaudiaCornaliM) September 8, 2018
— Del Nordlund 🌸 玉琳 (@bird_pun) September 9, 2018
— Michael Brown (@mikegbrown) September 8, 2018
If there’s a games conference happening near you, we want to hear about it! Tweet at @SidequestZone.
More news and links
- China’s largest video game company, Tencent, will require players of one of its games (and more of its games later) to use their real names, and underage players will have their play time restricted.
- Steam explained some changes it made to search results, including filtering out certain content.
- You can get Overwatch for PC for just $12 if you join Humble Monthly, Humble’s curated games bundle subscription, by October 5th.
- Wait, I can study for an O.W.L. exam in a game?? Year Five of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a RPG for Android and iOS, released last week.
Welcome to Games Bleat! I’m Kael, your local gaming weather witch, and I’m reading the clouds of a thunderstorm to bring you some new games and sales! The rains have been light this season, bringing a slight dearth of deals, but the ones we have are as interesting as they are varied.
At least life-giving lightning hasn’t left us, striking new games into quintessence every day. First off is BFF or Die, a co-op puzzler about not dying with your friends! Y’all should know by now I’m a sucker for anything local multiplayer, especially when it involves doing something other than shooting each other. Also the aliens you play as are really cute!
Next is Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the most recent installment in the world famous action-adventure series. This time around Lara Croft is messing with things she probably shouldn’t, and maybe learning a lesson or two about colonialism. Only time can tell for certain.
My last game is Intertwined. With a heavy focus on parkour mechanics, akin to Mirror’s Edge, it takes you through “beautifully crafted visual and musical landscapes.” While I can’t yet speak to how well it pulls off fluid platforming, I can say I want to run around taking screenshots of those gorgeous environments!
Well, that’s it for this week’s bleat! I’ll catch you next time, when I’ve successfully knotted the winds that bring game sales for release at just the right moment.
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