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  • September 4, 2021

What are we all playing this weekend?

Hello and welcome to quasi-fall! Heretic supporters of the meteorological autumn will tell you that we are now in free time. They are, as their name suggests, heretics. Astronomical fall doesn’t start until the 22nd, and are you honestly telling me you’re done with summer? This summer? This short summer? I like the fall with…

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Starfield has begun to introduce the science fiction cities it will take you to

Starfield committed to a November 2022 release date during E3, and now we’re starting to learn more about Bethesda’s next big RPG. This week they released three “Location Insight” videos, describing in basic detail some of the cities you will visit on your interplanetary adventure.

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Am I the only one who hates fishing minigames?

We all have our little little hills to die on. Here’s mine: I think the fishing minigames are bad, and the games would be better without them. The word “minigame” should describe a small game within the game, with minibad mechanics and some intrinsic joy. But I don’t see joy in the act of pressing…

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Sunday’s documents | Stone paper shotgun

The Sunday Papers is our weekly roundup of great writing about (mostly) video games from around the web. Sundays are to spend with a group of teenagers who play soccer and feel mortified when their ball comes jumping towards you. Before you clumsily prepare to relax, let’s read this week’s best writings on gaming.

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Sunday’s documents | Stone paper shotgun

The Sunday Papers is our weekly roundup of great writing about (mostly) video games from around the web. Sundays are for dropping a bag of rice on the ground and contemplating the mess you’ve created for a while. Before we scoop it up, let’s read this week’s best writings on gaming.

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Assassin’s Creed becomes a live service means my in-game mom doesn’t love me anymore

Last year I experienced a moment of personal generational crisis when I witnessed Tyler “Ninja” Blevins streaming a Fortnite game while wearing his own skin. Today I felt much closer to home, as reported by Bloomberg, and later confirmed by Ubisoft, that the Assassin’s creed The action-adventure-RPG series is set to become something of an…

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