Zero Lives: 2022/06/13
~ Ride on Shooting Star ~
Work has been nuts this past week with all of the gaming conferences. The Modern Warfare II reveal, Summer Games Fest, and the IGN show were all lackluster. There wasn’t anything that popped and grabbed my attention.
Then the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase blew everything else out of the water. There were so many games that I’m excited to play. But I will note the disappointing lack of Hellblade. It will come out sooner or later. I just have to be patient.
I’m planning on rebranding the newsletter as my main site at some point and relegating the old site as an archive. Something about a fresh start feels good and Substack has everything I’m after. Hopefully, we’ll have that ready to go by next week. It shouldn’t change how you read this. It will still be emailed like normal and posted to all the usual channels.
What I’m Playing
I’m eyes-deep in Destiny 2. Things are going well with the new clan and I feel like I’m devouring this new season. It’s certainly buggy and there are clearly some issues, but it feels like I’m actually on top of it.
I finally logged back into FFXIV after taking a month off. Not much has changed. I’ll have to see when the next patch is dropping. I’m missing my boy, Hildebrand. The RP is off the charts on my data center, so nothing really has changed on that front. It’s a lot of pointless drama. I did end up making another character on another server with the intent of starting fresh. Then I realized just how much shit there is to do and abandoned that.
With the Xbox Showcase, I ended up resubscribing to Game Pass. There are several titles that I’ve been meaning to play. Between that and upcoming traveling, it looks like a good time to delve in. I opted to start with Guardians of the Galaxy.
What I’m Watching
The boy and I started Assassination Classroom and it’s certainly a unique concept. I don’t know how I feel about it being two seasons and roughly 50 episodes though.
I’m working through season two of Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. It’s a slow go, but when the action ramps up and the Barbatos comes out, it’s all worth it. At this point, it’s definitely my favorite mobile suit.
The anime train keeps on a rolling as we also started watching Spy x Family. I don’t know how important that “x” is, but it’s there. This show is super adorable and each of the characters is intriguing and engaging. It’s fun and light-hearted. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something different.
What I’m Reading
I finished the first six issues of The Nice House on the Lake. It’s definitely got a good concept. However, it’s been a super slow start. I’m worried it’s going to barrel into an ending instead of breathing properly.
I’m done with Batman. Too many issues and arcs ended up going nowhere.
Stuck at ‘Signing In’ screen in Destiny 2 – How to fix - Be patient.
All Resident Evil Games Ranked - Village is the best.
What are the Rarest Skins in Fortnite? (June 2022) - Some really generic ones.
Minecraft Cake Recipes – Ways to make a cake in Minecraft - There’s only one way.
How to make a Sculk Sensor in Minecraft - I have no idea.
Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted Week 3 Seasonal Challenges - Spooky!
Does Minecraft have Sex Mods? - Regrettably.
How to kill the Warden in Minecraft - You don’t.
How to complete Sever – Grief in Destiny 2 - Use your head.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date, open beta, platforms, & more! - This looks crazy good.
Dead by Daylight Update 6.0.0 Patch Notes Summary - New! New! New!
How to Undo Glamour in Final Fantasy XIV - Use a Glamour Dispeller
How to Unlock Egi Summons Glamour in Final Fantasy XIV - Macros!
FFXIV Naruto Glamour – How to look like Naruto in Final Fantasy XIV - Why would you want to?
Call of Duty: Warzone 2 release date, platforms, & more! - Bleh
It’s gore galore in The Callisto Protocol gameplay trailer at Summer Game Fest - This just screams Dead Space.
Guile returns in Street Fighter 6 trailer at Summer Game Fest - Meh
What is Neon White? Release date, platforms, and more - I really want to like this one.
When does Nightingale come out? - I forget.
Phasmophobia Update v.0.6.2.0 Highlights - New! New! New!
What is DNF Duel? Release date, platforms, & more! - This has my attention!
When is the release date for MADiSON game? - I dunno.
What is River City Saga: Three Kingdoms? Release date, gameplay, platforms, & more - Another retelling of the Three Kingdoms?
All Ghost Types in Phasmophobia | Strengths and Weaknesses - Update!
How to identify a Deogen in Phasmophobia | All Evidence and Tips - Use your journal
How to identify a Moroi in Phasmophobia | All Evidence and Tips - Use your journal
How to identify a Thaye in Phasmophobia | All Evidence and Tips - Use your journal
Everything we know about the endgame in Outriders Worldslayer - I can’t wait.
What is High on Life? – Release date, platforms, & more - This looks like goofy fun.
All Riot Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass – Release date, rewards, & more - This is huge.
What is Pentiment? – Release date, platforms, & more - Medieval Disco Elysium?
How to register for the Diablo 4 Closed Beta - Click a button.
Everything we know about Diablo 4 – Release date, platforms, & more - This looks good.
What is the Starfield release date? - Never
Is Overwatch 2 Free-To-Play? - Yup
Everything we know about ARK 2 – Release date, gameplay, platforms, & more - Insert Fast and Furious puns
Everything we know about Ereban: Shadow Legacy – Release date, platforms, & more - I wish I liked stealth games.
What is the A Plague Tale: Requiem release date? - I need to play this one.
What is Fallout 76: The Pitt? – Release Date, Platforms, & more - How is Fallout 76 still a thing?
What is Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn? – Release date, Platforms, & more - Looks very middle of the road.