WRUP: Introducing the Sega Box edition

Did you really think that Sega was getting out of the console business just because of the Dreamcast’s enormous failure? That’s just what they wanted everyone to think, releasing a series of terrible Sonic games to lull their rivals into a false sense of security. Now, with Nintendo having just released its own new console, Sega is proud to reveal the Sega Box, on this website for some reason!

The Sega Box features a fully immersive gaming experience with its launch title, Sonic Aquatic, when you fill the box with water and stick your head in. But quickly. It features seven USB ports, four of which randomly work when you boot up the system, and can run off of electricity, kerosene, or ennui. It also features 300 gigabytes of onboard storage which cannot be accessed, a dance pad, an undisclosed number of spiders, and free wi-fi if you’re already paying for it in your home. Also, it always answers What Are You Playing down in the comments. You should do that, too.

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): ​I can tell you what I won’t be playing: my own Nintendo Switch. I still haven’t been won over to be a day one buyer, and as a Nintendo fan, that breaks my heart. I’ll be playing some Pokémon Go, probably some Fire Emblem Heroes, and (not Nintendo related) possibly try out Crowfall (finally), but I’ve got some social engagements to attend, one of which may involve an old mutant or two.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Same as usual for me – I’ll be in The Elder Scrolls Online noobing around on my new toon, and I might play some Guild Wars 2 as well. I also need to figure out why my Crowfall account isn’t working properly!

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog):I had a busy week from Wednesday through Friday, so I want to spend my weekend curling up with Final Fantasy XIV, WildStar, and my cats. That’s it.

Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’ve been struggling with trying to settle on a viable alt in World of Warcraft lately. Nothing plays quite as fun or smooth as my Death Knight, that’s the problem. So I guess I’ll be working on hashing that out, as well as doing some more Transylvanian madness in The Secret World and Hobbiting around in Lord of the Rings Online.

MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I don’t think I will have much gaming time as I try to cram in all the visiting I can with people this weekend. I might try to experience a little Grand Theft Auto IRL during the 9 hour drive back home at the end of the weekend, but I’m not sure I could lose the coppers as easily in this version as I can in the online one. Also car repairs would break me unless I manage a bank heist first… The most I will likely manage is feeding Ark: Survival Evolved dinosaurs and maybe some TSW challenges for my gravity skates.

Patreon Patron Pierre: “After a few weeks knee deep into lots of paperwork following recent sad events in my family, I finally found some time for gaming this weekend. I was called back by The Division (once an agent, always an agent :-) ) and will contribute pacifying Manhattan in these troubled times. I bought Horizon Zero Dawn on my PS4 and I must say I hadn’t played such an excellent game for a long time. It’s almost perfect :-) and may be my GOTY for 2017, we’ll see, the year is far from being over yet. Speaking of which, I saw some videos from the last Zelda and I’m sure there are many good reasons to enjoy this game, but having played Horizon, for those glorifying Zelda’s open world and beautiful landscapes, I just have one advice: go to your ophtalmologist and have your eyes checked (and from this moment, all the Nintendo fanboys have a wish to skin me with their bare hands). Enjoy your weekend MOP readers, cheers!”

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Suikoden

Been playing nothing but DCUO for the last month. Still a great game.

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Malcolm Swoboda

Mobius FF a bit. Trying Tides of Numenera. About it!

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Mark Johns

lotro and dragon age on ps4

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mysecretid

This week I’ve been playing Destiny on my PS4 almost exclusively.

Have you ever gotten into one of those moods where you only want to play one specific game? Well, that was me, this week — something about the game’s mix of action, story, and the game world itself just hit me the right way.

I’ve been suggesting that anyone else who might be interested give the collected edition of Destiny a try, BUT I’m backtracking on that recommendation now, and here’s why …

I was reading that the sequel game, Destiny 2, is slated to arrive sooner than later this year — like, in a month or two apparently, and that players will supposedly not be able to carry over anything between the two games except your visual appearance (no gear; purchased trinkets, or any of that).

So, if you’re interested in trying Destiny, but haven’t jumped in yet, you may be better off simply to wait until Destiny 2 drops, and the inevitable post-release bugs get fixed.

I’m also hearing strong and persistent rumors that Destiny 2 will also release on the PC, but there’s still no official word on this yet, so we’ll hold off on throwing a party for now. :-)

In other news, the coughing virus is leaving slowly, but still kicking my butt more than I’d like. I’m well enough to game, so that’s enough for now. :-)

Take care of yourselves, people. You’re the only one of you we’ve got, and that we’ll ever have, so treat yourself as well as you can, please.

Be well, all,

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Danny Smith

Tried to give another chance to The Division but that game is trash and reaffirms the “ubishit is ubishit” idea. How many times they can repackage the bug filled “heres a map with 5 tasks on repeat, yay busywork!” idea and still make a profit i dont know but i sure as shit ran out of steam after two games of this homogenized design.

After that i’ve been heavily into Horizon Zero Dawn. It is without question the new bar for console graphics, on the ps4 pro in 4k its got moments where its looking like the diablo 3 cutscenes in real time. Thats the sort of thing you expect with terms like ‘next gen’ but graphics aside the world is beautiful and very well crafted. But it seems the rest suffered for it. Lots of recycled animations when talking to people with very different builds, very few quests for a huge world and lots of set piece looking areas with nothing that reek of ‘not enough time to finish the side quest stuff’ and on the whole there is in fact very, very, very little ‘explore the ruins of the old world’ stuff. I have found 5 hi tech ‘ruins’ one was apparently the end of the game so yay for exploring breaking sequence like that but other wise the machines are the only real reason this is sci-fi and not fantasy since most of the game is skyrim’ing up sheer walls to snipe things with arrows, collect an inventory full of crap and move on while sticking mostly in fields or woodlands. Pretty to be sure but man is it really unvaried. I would say its a better open world game than FFXV, probably on par with MGSV just dont expect another oblivion just because it looks amazing. Still enjoying it, just not the gushing ‘THIS IS DA GAME CHANGER 4 DA PLAYERS INNUT BRUV” all the marketing is stating it is.

Other than that i was pulled by friends to go buy a pokemon card deck for the first time in maybe 15 years because of the new Sun/Moon soft reboot. I was on board with supporting my precious bird son with a Rowlett deck but on the way in saw the new rerelease of Animal Crossing New Leaf ‘welcome to Amiibo’ all set at £10, took it to the counter and they said “that will be £39.99” which consumer rights means they priced the box wrong but thats the price they are selling at so after a very angry looking manager call over i left with another visit to Animal Crossing ready this weekend as the manager was sweeping armfuls of brand new £10 priced 3DS games off shelves.

I guess they were focussed on the switch instead :p

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Johnny

Ugh… I hate it when people say or write “toon”. It especially has no place in ESO.

Ill probably be playing mostly Battlefield 1 with a bit of Total War: Warhammer as I just got it as part of the Humble Bundle Monthly package!

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Utakata

This week: Pigtails are feeling a bit under the weather…

…but at some point, I would like Bree ‘n gang do a follow-up meta article in addressing the new commenting system. There’s lots of things I want to say about it…but currently don’t have the energy too. Hopefully sometime next week or so, is she can squeeze one in. :)

Meanwhile, working on WowStar… and just acquired the all important must have quest line to gain that elusive fox mount. As it appears my entire endgame focused for Legion was to get the related start-up quest, that RNG’d into my small Gnome pockets tonight. /woo-hoo!

Have a great week and weekends folks! <3

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BalsBigBrother

A quick suggestion for the commenting thing. Perhaps send in your thoughts via the tip button and maybe label it as a podcast question. They may well then take a crack at answering your queries / issues on the podcast at some point

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Utakata

Then I’ll have to be on the look out for that. Thanks! :)

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mysecretid

Feel better soon, Pinky Uta!

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butterpanda888

DCUO, Champions Online, Batman: Arkham Origins (Just redownloaded it. Never got very far, so here I go), and Infinity Wars animated TCG.

I recently got an old Shadowrun game for Xbox 360 for practically nothing, so that may steal some of my time.

I fly to Germany on Wednesday to see my folks, so Maplestory at the airport, Civ 5 and Total War: Warhammer on the plane, and a lot of For Honor once I arrive (my dad is getting the game this week and I will have to show him how to play and attempt to show off my skills (which I may or may not have) ;)

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mysecretid

Arkham Origins is my favorite of the Arkham games, so I wish you at least as much fun as I had with it!

It was a buggy mess (on PC, at least) on release, but I played it later, after it was all patched up, and it was spectacular.

Sure a couple of the boss fights might seem a bit easy, but the game as a whole never bored me. I loved the story, and the city environments felt perfect to me.

I found that the game played more inuitively using a USB controller attached to my PC — doing those quick battle combo moves s with a mouse and keyboard can require a lot of crazy finger gymnastics — but you do what’s right for you.

Enjoy!

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Scrungle

You had me at spiders.

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blah blazh

Not really playing mmos although I might play some GW2. Mostly I’ll be playing Horizon Zero Dawn. Fantastic looking game with an interesting theme